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Stories for September 6, 2013

Cross-border Airline Terminal Under Construction

Sept. 6
Adrian Florido / Fronteras Desk
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Construction is beginning on the cross-border airline terminal that will give travelers easier access to the Tijuana airport form the San Diego side.

Construction Begins On Cross-Border Airport Terminal

Sept. 6
By Adrian Florido
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The terminal will provide direct access to Tijuana's airport from the San Diego side of the border.

City Attorney Suggests Audit Of Filner's Credit Card Use

Sept. 6
City News Service
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New information regarding the use of credit cards in the administration of ex-Mayor Bob Filner has come to light since he resigned, according to a memo from City Attorney Jan Goldsmith that was

Two San Diego County Golf Courses Make Top-100 List

Sept. 6
By Dwane Brown
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When tourists think of San Diego, beaches and the zoo come to mind but golf is another economic boost to the county, injecting about $2 billion a year.

Did Lifting U.S. Assault Weapons Ban Lead To Mexico's Killings?

Sept. 6
Michel Marizco / Fronteras Desk
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A recently published study tries to draw a correlation between the sunsetting of the 1994 assault-weapons ban in the United States and an increase in violence in Mexico's border states.

San Diego Council To Consider Raising Water Rates

Sept. 6
City News Service
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A proposal by the city of San Diego's Public Utilities Department to raise water rates more than 7 percent in each of the next two years is scheduled to go before the City Council on Tuesday.

Interim Mayor Gloria Defends Convention Center Expansion

Sept. 6
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Interim Mayor Todd Gloria reiterated his support for the current Convention Center expansion plan, despite a new pitch by the Chargers to include a football stadium in the project.

Major Route Into Yosemite Reopens

Sept. 6
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A major route into Yosemite National Park that was closed because of the giant Sierra Nevada forest fire has reopened.

Camp Pendleton Marine Wife Tells Husband She's Pregnant In Unique Way (Video)

Sept. 6
By Beth Ford Roth
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Kelsey Meadows wanted to tell her husband, Camp Pendleton Marine Lance Cpl. Cole Meadows, that she was expecting their first child before he deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group last month. She did it in an completely unique way, and video of the surprise is going viral on YouTube.

Heat Advisory, Flash Flood Watch In Effect For San Diego County

Sept. 6
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It will heat up in San Diego's inland valleys while heavy rainfall triggers a flash flood watch in the mountains and deserts.

Is School Enough?

Sept. 6
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This program examines a new frontier that could reshape education --- the importance of breaking out of the classroom and connecting students into the wider world. This new educational approach encourages young people to make a difference by learning from what they care about most. As one expert puts it, there's a new understanding that school should not just be preparation for life --- but "life itself." The film documents vivid examples of where this new philosophy is flourishing.

Running For Mayor, Lobbying For The City, Watching CBS Again

Sept. 6
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The list of candidates for Mayor of San Diego approaches two dozen, including some you've heard of. San Diego has no outside lobbying firm. Why not? Will the settlement of the school-yard standoff between Time Warner and CBS mean higher cable rates?

Hall of Fame: the 2013 Inductees

Sept. 6
By KPBS
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KPBS tribute to this year’s Hall of Fame inductees takes place on January 11, 2014 at the US Grant. This year’s inductees have all made important contributions to KPBS that have lasting impact.

Baptist Military Chaplains Banned From Officiating Same-Sex Weddings

Sept. 6
Brett Barrouquere - The Associated Press
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The Southern Baptist Convention, which provides the largest share of active-duty U.S. military chaplains, has barred members from performing gay marriages and taking part in counseling sessions and couples retreats for same-sex couples.

NOVA: Ground Zero Supertower

Sept. 6
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NOVA returns to Ground Zero to witness the final chapter in an epic story of engineering, innovation, and the perseverance of the human spirit: the completion of One World Trade Center. "Ground Zero Supertower" examines the new skyscraper rising up 104 stories and 1,776 feet from the site where the Twin Towers once stood.

Two-Week Nominating Period Begins For Mayoral Candidates

Sept. 6
City News Service
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The two-week nominating period begins today for the 23 candidates who have expressed their intention to run for mayor of San Diego in the Nov. 19 special election

Female Mariachi Musicians In Male-Dominated Artform

Sept. 6
By Angela Carone
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A new exhibit shows women have been participating in mariachi music for over 100 years with little recognition.

Congressman Vargas Urges Support For Military Action In Syria

Sept. 6
By Susan Murphy
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Speaking from the steps of San Diego’s downtown Hall of Justice, Rep. Juan Vargas (D-Calif.) urged his constituents and colleagues to join his support of action in Syria.

Remembering A Boss Who Led A Team To Safety On Sept. 11

Sept. 6
NPR
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Connie Labetti worked on the 99th floor of the South Tower -- the second World Trade Center tower to be hit on Sept. 11, 2001.