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Stories for May 27, 2013

San Diegans Remember Military Veterans

May 27
By Dwane Brown
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Hundreds of people flocked to Fort Rosecrans in Point Loma on Monday to remember our nation's fallen service members.

How One Father's Military Service Impacts His Son

May 27
By Tom Fudge
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A KPBS editor joins his dad on a San Diego "Honor Flight" to Washington D.C on Memorial Day weekend to see what World War II and its veterans mean to Americans and the things they believe.

Costumed 'Madra Dog' Warms Up Del Cerro Neighborhood

May 27
By Tarryn Mento
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Most cars whip up and down the busy Del Cerro road of Madra Avenue. But at the top of the hill, there's a sight that has 'em hitting the brakes.

Filner Promises To Keep Fiesta Island Dog Park Intact

May 27
By Claire Trageser
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While Mayor Bob Filner's Balboa Park plans are stalled, he waded into a long-standing controversy over another park: the dog park on Fiesta Island in Mission Bay.

Jake McNiece, WWII Hero And Self-Described 'Troublemaker'

May 27
NPR Staff / NPR
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Sixteen million men and women served in uniform during World War II. Today, 1.2 million are still alive, but hundreds of those vets are dying every day. In honor of Memorial Day, NPR's All Things Considered is remembering some of the veterans who have died this year.

Service Members Observe Memorial Day Through Sweat And Tears

May 27
Tom Bowman / NPR
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At Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Michael Johnson exercises under a long, steel framework set on a wooden platform. It looks like a giant jungle gym. Above his head are pull-up bars and rings. A climbing rope is off to one side.

Honoring Veterans As Monuments Decay, Funds Dry Up

May 27
Anita Hofschneider - Associated Press
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How do we honor those who have served when memorials deteriorate and finances are tight?

SDSU Certificate Breaks Down The Business Of Beer

May 27
By Kyla Calvert
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San Diego State will soon offer a certificate for anyone who has thought about turning an interest in local brews into a professional pursuit.

Baby Koalas Draw Large Crowds At San Diego Zoo's New Outback Exhibit

May 27
By Susan Murphy
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The San Diego Zoo is debuting a new attraction this Memorial Day weekend. The zoo's senior veterinarian says the $7.4 million exhibit is a healthy expansion for the koala colony.

Night Patrol Aims To Prevent Sexual Assault On Naval Base

May 27
By Alison St John
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The Navy is conducting night time shore patrols around the 32nd Street barracks in response to the news that sexual harassment has emerged as a crisis in the ranks of the military.

Students Map A Future For Themselves And Their Neighborhood

May 27
By Kyla Calvert
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Hoover High School students get hands-on experience reshaping their community.

Private Companies Look To Cash In On Space Travel

May 27
By David Wagner
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Last week, NASA researchers, interplanetary entrepreneurs and award-winning science fiction writers gathered at UC San Diego's new Center for Human Imagination. Everyone agreed: Humans are about to venture farther into space that we've ever gone before.

Garment Industry Follows Threads Of Immigration Overhaul

May 27
Sonari Glinton / NPR
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In Los Angeles, the business of fashion is big. The apparel business employs as many as 45,000 workers in L.A. County, many of them immigrants.

Memorial Day Events Around San Diego County

May 27
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Memorial Day ceremonies in San Diego County are scheduled to continue today with a service at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, an event at the Alpine Community Center and a ceremony at Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial featuring a tribute to two former Navy SEALs killed in the attack on a U.S. consulate compound Benghazi.

San Diego County Memorial Day Closures

May 27
City News Service
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City and county government offices will be closed today in observance of Memorial Day, but essential services such as law enforcement and emergency animal control will not be affected.

For Many, Affordable Care Act Won't Cover Bariatric Surgery

May 27
Sarah Varney / NPR
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JACKSON, Miss. -- Uninsured Americans who are hoping the new health insurance law will give them access to weight loss treatments are likely to be disappointed.

Twinkies' Return Is Mostly Sweet News For Kansas Town

May 27
Frank Morris / NPR
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The news of Hostess' return to Emporia, Kan., sparked an ecstatic response in this beleaguered town -- even though there will be only half as many jobs.