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Stories for November 25, 2013

Small Firms May Soon Turn To Crowdfunding To Sell Shares

Nov. 25
Yuki Noguchi / NPR
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Crowdfunding is popular among musicians, filmmakers and artists looking for a way to finance their next project.

Businessman In Navy Bribery Case Held Without Bail In San Diego

Nov. 25
By City News Service
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A global businessman at the heart of a multimillion-dollar Navy bribery case has been ordered held without bail after a prosecutor argued that he was an extreme flight risk.

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Hosts Early Morning Viewing Party For 'ISON' Comet

Nov. 25
By City News Service
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The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is hosting a viewing party for the comet ISON early Tuesday morning as the cosmic body approaches the sun. The event in Balboa Park is scheduled for 5:30 a.m.

Delta Jet Makes Emergency Landing At Lindbergh Field After Bird-Strike

Nov. 25
10News.com
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Less than 10 minutes after taking off, a Delta flight from San Diego's Lindbergh Field was forced to make an emergency landing after striking a bird. No injuries were reported.

Alvarez, Faulconer To Hold Six Debates In San Diego Mayor Runoff Election

Nov. 25
By City News Service
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City officials are planning on holding the runoff election in February -- likely Feb. 11. The six planned debates are to be held between Jan. 1 and the election day.

Rants And Raves: Doctor Who Turns 50

Nov. 25
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Sonic screwdrivers, weeping angels, a flying TARDIS… enter the world the world of "Doctor Who," the wildly popular BBC sci-fi series that turns 50 this year.

Frida Kahlo Paintings In San Diego: Do Audiences Know They're Copies?

Nov. 25
By Angela Carone
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"The Complete Frida Kahlo: Her Paintings, Her Life, Her Story" is a new art exhibit in Point Loma that features Frida Kahlo's paintings, though none on display actually were painted by the famous Mexican artist.

San Diegan Zarko Perovic To Study War Crime Prevention As Rhodes Scholar

Nov. 25
By Kyla Calvert
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Zarko Perovic, a Torrey Pines High School grad, is among the 2014 Rhodes Scholars.

No Motive In Newtown Report, But Many Details About Lanza

Nov. 25
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Investigators say they haven't determined why Adam Lanza killed 26 students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last December. But they know he acted alone in that attack and his mother's murder, according to a summary report released weeks before the one-year anniversary of the shooting rampage.

Lincoln@Gettysburg

Nov. 25
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In 1863, Abraham Lincoln proved himself a master of a new frontier — not on the battlefields of the Civil War, but in his high-tech command center: the War Department Telegraph Office. The results of Lincoln’s pioneering experiment in communication led to the rebirth of America on the fields of Gettysburg … both in the battle that turned the tide of the Civil War and in the few words that recast the American ideal as a national creed: the Gettysburg Address.

U.S. May Be Producing 50 Percent More Methane Than EPA Thinks

Nov. 25
Christopher Joyce / NPR
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Methane is the source of the gas we burn in stoves. You can also use it to make plastics, antifreeze or fertilizer. It comes out of underground deposits, but it also seeps up from swamps, landfills, even the stomachs of cows.

Chula Vista Ranked Tenth Safest City In United States

Nov. 25
By City News Service
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Chula Vista was the 10th safest city in the U.S. with a population above 200,000, according to a report released Monday based on FBI crime statistics from 2012.

CHP Says To Avoid Area Closed By Sinkhole At MCAS Miramar East Gate

Nov. 25
By City News Service
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The California Highway Patrol advised motorists Monday to avoid the area of Miramar Way and Interstate 15 until further notice due to lane closures forced by a weekend water-main break.

Thanksgiving Holiday Brings 400K Travelers Through Lindbergh Field

Nov. 25
By City News Service
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Thanksgiving holiday passengers were urged to come to Lindbergh Field airport 90 minutes early for domestic flights and two and a half hours before international departures.

Yes, Your Toddler Really Is Smarter Than A 5-Year-Old

Nov. 25
Nancy Shute / NPR
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Parents, does your 18-month-old seem wise beyond her years? Science says you're not fooling yourself.

FRONTLINE: A Death In St. Augustine

Nov. 25
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FRONTLINE and The New York Times investigate the death of a young, single mother and what can go wrong when the police are faced with domestic violence allegations within their own ranks.

Helping Low-Income Seniors Build A Social Web Online

Nov. 25
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The Internet is often considered the realm of the young. But in the U.S., people over 65 are one of the fastest-growing groups to go online and social media usage among seniors has soared.

5 Ways The Iran Nuclear Deal Collides With U.S. Politics

Nov. 25
Frank James / NPR
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The historic nuclear deal with Iran marks the first time in three decades that the Persian nation has agreed to slow its work toward a nuclear weapon and allow international monitors in to verify.

What Do We Mean When We Talk About 'Latino Art'?

Nov. 25
Elizabeth Blair / NPR
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Is there such a thing as "Latino art" or "Asian art" or "African-American art"? Or are they "racial hang-ups?"

Two Female West Point Cadets Named Rhodes Scholars

Nov. 25
By Beth Ford Roth
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Two female cadets who attend the U.S. Military Academy have been named Rhodes Scholars for 2014. Calla Glavin and Erin A. T. Mauldin are both seniors at West Point.

By Royal Appointment

Nov. 25
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"By Royal Appointment," narrated by Hugh Bonneville, is a documentary that shines a light on the talented craftsmen and women who all hold "warrants" designating them official suppliers to the English Royal Family. From tailors to cheese makers, medal crafters to wine suppliers, and cobblers to carriage makers, their skills and craftsmanship have placed them in a very exclusive group. They alone have the right to display a Royal Coat of Arms and say that they are "By Royal Appointment."

Elmo's Christmas Countdown

Nov. 25
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There’s a miracle on Sesame Street in this special holiday tale. Elmo, Abby Cadabby and their new friend Stiller the Elf (voice of Ben Stiller) are going to count down to Christmas with the Christmas Counter-Downer. But all the counting boxes have gone missing and Christmas may never come again! Can Elmo, Abby and Stiller the Elf save Christmas? With the help of very special guests Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Ty Pennington, Steve Schirripa, Tony Sirico and Kevin James (as Santa Claus), Elmo and friends learn to believe in Christmas miracles.

San Diego Interim Mayor Todd Gloria Update On City Business

Nov. 25
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From water rate hikes to Barrio Logan to the mayors race, San Diego Interim Mayor Todd Gloria joins us with his monthly update on the business of the city.

California Attorney General Launches Initiative To Reduce Recidivism

Nov. 25
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San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis discusses a new initiative to keep criminals from re-offending.

Navy Squadron Executive Officer Fired For DUI On Naval Base Coronado

Nov. 25
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Navy has fired Cmdr. Samuel Tanner from his job as executive officer of Strike Fighter Squadron 34, after Tanner was cited for drunken driving on Naval Base Coronado earlier this month.

Sinking Central Valley An Issue For High-Speed Rail And Canal System

Nov. 25
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The U.S. Geological Survey released a study Thursday showing that large groundwater withdrawals are causing land in California’s Central Valley to sink. The 1,200-square-mile area is sinking up to a foot a year in some places.

China Regulators Investigating San Diego-Based Qualcomm

Nov. 25
Associated Press
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Qualcomm said Monday that details of the investigation by the National Development and Reform Commission are confidential but that it's not aware of any charge by the commission the chip maker has violated the anti-monopoly law.

Marine Veteran Saves Life Of Woman Who Jumped From Stadium Deck After Raiders Game (Video)

Nov. 25
By Beth Ford Roth
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A 61-year-old Marine veteran is being called a hero, after trying catching a distraught woman who jumped from the upper deck of the Raiders Collesium after the team lost. The veteran broke the woman's fall, getting injured in the process. The jumper survived, but suffered critical injuries from her fall.

President Obama Bets Big On Middle East Diplomacy

Nov. 25
Greg Myre / NPR
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The track record for Middle East diplomacy is pretty dismal, yet this is where President Obama is playing all his important diplomatic cards.

Schools Chief Among 4 Indicted In Steubenville Rape Case

Nov. 25
Mark Memmott / NPR
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Four adults, including the superintendent of the city's schools, have been indicted by a grand jury on charges related to the aftermath and alleged attempted coverup of a teenage girl's 2012 rape by members of the high school football team in Steubenville, Ohio.

Food Stamp Cuts Bring Hardship On Thanksgiving For San Diegans

Nov. 25
By Susan Murphy
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A typical Thanksgiving meal will cost the average family nearly $50 this year, which is far beyond reach for the nearly half-million people in San Diego County who struggle every day to put food on the table.

San Diegans Urged To 'Make Change Count' For Homeless Donations

Nov. 25
By Dwane Brown
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Those red things that look like parking meters you'll see around downtown beginning Monday are actually devices you can use to make donations for the homeless.

Little Change To San Diego County Gasoline Price

Nov. 25
By City News Service
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The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose one-tenth of a cent Monday after sinking to its lowest price this year.

Second Opinion: What Does Obamacare Mean For My Paycheck?

Nov. 25
By Megan Burks
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We've tackled what you need to know about the Affordable Care Act this year. Now for the long view — will it ever reduce payroll taxes?

As Storms Spread, Thanksgiving Travel Is Looking Tricky

Nov. 25
Mark Memmott / NPR
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Flight cancellations have piled up on the website of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport as the winter storm that hit parts of the western U.S. and led to at least eight deaths over the weekend continues to cause havoc and head east.