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Lindsay Vonn

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow landed an exclusive interview with U.S. gold medalist Lindsey Vonn. - zdan, CNN iReport producer


Porn Stars on Airport Body Scanning

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow was in Las Vegas for CES and dropped by the Adult Video News Awards on January 9 to ask attendees what they thought of airport security measures. Many of the adult stars were split on whether body scans were too invasive. - hhanks, CNN iReport producer


Westboro Baptist Church - The People God Hates

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~~Westboro Baptist Church [ www.godhatesfags.com ] protested the Rock Church in San Diego.


Tony Curtis last Interview

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow sat down with Tony Curtis on September 19, 2009, at the Hotel Del for the 50th anniversary of "Some Like it Hot." The Hollywood legend died on Thursday, September 30, at the age of 85. - katie, CNN iReport producer


Oldest Active Sailing Ship Sets Sail

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow ChrisMorrow shot video of this majestic vessel on November 13. She said she's always wanted to see it sail, and finally doing so "gave me chills." - rachel8, CNN iReport producer


last day at the sun cafe

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~~Nui and Ming Jeong close their doors after 46 years in the Gaslamp - San Diego. This is how they ring in the New Year.


California Courts Closed Today

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~~The Supreme Court of California released this statement, "Due to the unprecedented statewide fiscal crisis, the Supreme Court of California, the Courts Appeal, and all superior courts will be closed the third Wednesday of every month, beginning September 16, 2009."


Heat Wave in San Diego

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE Watch out for sunburns, ChrisMorrow! - hhanks, CNN iReport producer


Deep Fried Kool-Aid

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~~"I'm a big fan of kool-aid and I grew up drinking it, why not fry it?", Chicken Charlie


California rallies for the first legal challenge to Prop. 8

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~~400+ Same-sex marriage supporters rallied downtown San Diego to mark the eve of oral arguments before the state Supreme Court on the constitutionality of Proposition 8.


Tyrone Woods, Imperial Beach Resident, Killed in Libya Consulate Attack

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow visited the bar once owned by Tyrone Woods, a former Navy SEAL who was killed in Monday's Libya Consulate attack. 'I didn't know Ty, as the locals called him, but I was in tears after hearing his friends talk about him with tears in their eyes.' She says Imperial Beach has a large number of Navy SEALS, active and retired, and many bars are owned by SEALS. - dsashin, CNN iReport producer


Olympic Flash Mob

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow is iReporting throughout the Winter Olympics from Vancouver. Around 2000 participated according to their Twitter account. - hhanks, CNN iReport producer


The Olympic Spirit

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow will be iReporting from Vancouver throughout the Olympics. - hhanks, CNN iReport producer


Move Over Deep Fried Twinkies, Deep Fried Cereal is at the San Diego County Fair

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow says deep fried Twinkies was her favorite of Chicken Charlie's batter-dipped creations. He also has fried Kool-Aid, Klondike Bars and Oreos on the menu. - davidw, CNN iReport producer


Amazing Race - Meghan & Cheyne

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow was very happy to see fellow San Diegans win 'The Amazing Race.' - hhanks, CNN iReport producer


Thank GLAAD it's Adam Lambert

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow spoke to Adam Lambert for the second time at this awards show. - hhanks, CNN iReport producer


preparing for Comic-con

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~~It takes thousands of hours to prepare for San Diego's largest annual event: Comic-con. This year is no exception.


World's Largest LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter upclose

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow told me, 'I was one of those kids that would dream of making something life size with LEGOS. Being a big fan of "Star Wars" and having made the X-Wing kit, seeing it in person was spectacular! They turn dreams into reality.' - hhanks, CNN iReport producer


Crazy Heart w/ Writer/Director Scott Cooper

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow told me, 'Director Scott Cooper said he's seen this movie over 300 times making sure it is perfect for the screen.' - hhanks, CNN iReport producer


World's Largest LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter upclose

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow told me, 'I was one of those kids that would dream of making something life size with LEGOS. Being a big fan of "Star Wars" and having made the X-Wing kit, seeing it in person was spectacular! They turn dreams into reality.' - hhanks, CNN iReport producer


Prince of Pot - Marc Emory

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow paid a visit to Marc Emery back in February while in Vancouver. - hhanks, CNN iReport producer


Adam Lambert

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow got the exciting opportunity to interview American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego on Thursday. She said he was a 'nice guy' and pleasant to talk to. - katie, CNN iReport producer


Verdict Reached in F18 Jet Crash Trial

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~~The first to call 911, Alain Blanc talks about his experience and shows us the crash site view from his back yard.


GLEE & Pals at GLAAD Media Awards

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow attended the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday, where 'Glee' won big. - hhanks, CNN iReport producer


Gary Vaynerchuk on Twitter

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~~Gary Vaynerchuk is one of the most popular Twitter users. He's also the wine guru of the Internet. Find out how and why he does it. I spoke to Gary during his show at the W Hotel, San Diego.


"I LOVED IT" Harry Potter

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~~I was at the United Artists Horton Plaza Theater in Downtown San Diego and spoke to some people about Harry Potter.


Airline stands firm on bag policy for Haiti rescue workers

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow has been updating on the task force's situation for much of the week. American Airlines Director of Corporate Communications Martha Pantin told her, 'Our temporary policy is certainly not designed to harm those seeking to take supplies in. But the reality is that Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata and Santiago are the only operating airports in the area we serve that are relatively close-by to Haiti. Accordingly, our flights in and out of Santo Domingo are extremely full with passengers. As a passenger airline, with very full flights and the normal allowed complement of passenger’s checked bags, there is essentially no room on the aircraft for additional bags and supplies beyond the bags that every passenger is allowed. Putting such supplies onboard and in the cargo hold could prevent other passengers from taking the luggage and bags they are entitled to. Supplies are best shipped through relief agencies with cargo planes or through one of the normal shipping services. This relief organization is not the only one which we have been unable to accommodate under the policy I described above. We are also working with the Department of Defense to provide possible charter flights directly into Haiti in the coming days – and while there are likely to be emergency supplies onboard those flights, there will not be regularly scheduled passengers and the DoD will control what goes onto the flights they have chartered.' - hhanks, CNN iReport producer


Jimmie Johnson - Hometown Hero

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow said several thousand fans and friends gathered to honor hometown hero Jimmie Johnson in Santee, California, last night. He's 'such a nice and down-to-earth champion,' she added. - katie, CNN iReport producer


Baby Panda Debut at the San Diego Zoo

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow told me, 'I was amazed by how active and a ham for the camera the baby panda is. Super cute too!' - hhanks, CNN iReport producer


Torah Bright

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow snagged another exclusive interview with a gold medalist! She sat down with Australia’s Torah Bright, who won gold in the women’s snowboard halfpipe. - zdan, CNN iReport producer


Bomb factory house burned down

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~~The home, described by authorities as a "bomb factory," was discovered to have substances similar to those used by suicide bombers. This home was burned down today.


Tony Hawk - How To - Ollie

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~~Tony Hawk shows how to: Ollie.


Best in Show

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE After attending the dog show this weekend, ChrisMorrow told me, 'Beautiful doggies, I wanted to take all of them home.' - hhanks, CNN iReport producer


It's a Boy! Giant Baby Panda

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow interviewed the panda keeper at the San Diego Zoo this week and used examination footage with permission from the zoo. She is looking forward to meeting the baby in person. 'I love giant pandas ... They are just so cuddly looking,' she said. - dsashin, CNN iReport producer


Republicans on the Tea Party

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow is in the media pool following Karger and spent the weekend at this conference in New Orleans. - hhanks, CNN iReport producer


Actress Kaycee Stroh - Thankful

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~~Grand Marshal of the Mother Goose Parade Kaycee Stroh is best know as Martha Cox from Disney's "High School Musical & High School Musical 2". She also played the character leslie on 'The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" on the Disney Channel.


XFACTOR ~ Everyday is a Resolution!

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow found it interesting that it was the younger celebrities who had resolutions. - hhanks, CNN iReport producer


Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow says the "Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge" race in San Diego 'makes you feel like a kid again.' The race raised $20,000 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation, a charity that gives grants to disabled athletes around the world. It was Morrow's second time participating and filming the event. She used a Nikon waterproof camera and alternated between tackling the obstacles herself and shooting footage of the race. The last photo in this set is of her husband. - dsashin, CNN iReport producer


Cruise Ship Passengers Speak Out

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~~Cruise Ship Passengers Respond to Port Changes Due to Swine Flu. Visiting the Port of San Diego.


Surfing Dogs

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~~Surf Dog competition in San Diego (Imperial Beach). Check out the video with Peter Noll and Nani, an 85-pound Bernese Mountain Dog; Scott Chandler: professional big wave surfer- surfs with his Jack Russell Terrier, Zoey, and two daughters; and Kathleen Cochran: general manager of Loews Coronado Bay Resort.


420 Magazine Speaks Out About Marijuana

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~~I visited Ron Cabrera, spokesperson for 420Magazine in LA yesterday. He answers the question: Should Marijuana be legal? Then he takes me to a popular Cannabis Dispensary in Hollywood.


Same-sex Rally - couples

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~~The California Supreme Court today upheld Proposition 8, a controversial measure banning same-sex marriage passed by voters in November 2008. The ruling states that the ban is constitutional, but also allowed the state's 18,000 existing same-sex marriages to stand.


Celebrate the Circle

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow says she made this lemon custard pie in 2009 for an annual Pi Day party, involving 'six geeks reciting pi to as many decimal points as possible.' She says she has made apple, sweet potato, cherry, chocolate and cream pies in the past, but she hasn't decided what to make this year. - dsashin, CNN iReport producer


NFAR - Race for Autism

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~~I covered the Annual Race For Autism in San Diego. 3700 participants.


Harvard has LINsanity

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow interviewed David Gergen Thursday night about Jeremy Lin's rise from Harvard graduate to NBA star. Gergen is a senior political analyst for CNN and director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. He was honored at the National Conflict Resolution Center's Peacemaker Awards at the Hilton in La Jolla, California. She says, 'I'm thrilled that a smarty pants like David is excited about sports. He's a believer that movement is important in life.' - dsashin, CNN iReport producer


Subway - Does Size Matter?

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE The Subway sandwich chain is facing criticism that its famous 'five-dollar footlongs' don't quite measure up. It all started when a patron reportedly posted a photo on the company's Facebook page Tuesday of a turkey sub next to a measuring tape showing it was just 11 inches -- an inch short of the 12 inches that make up a foot. Then the New York Post conducted its own investigation and found four out of seven footlong sandwiches measured only 11 or 11.5 inches. Subway responded that the length of its sandwiches 'may vary slightly when not baked to our exact specifications.' Subway's Australia Facebook posted this statement as well: 'With regards to the size of the bread and calling it a footlong, “SUBWAY FOOTLONG” is a registered trademark as a descriptive name for the sub sold in Subway Restaurants and not intended to be a measurement of length. The length of the bread baked in the restaurant cannot be assured each and every time as the proofing process may vary slightly each time in the restaurant.' iReporter and Subway fan ChrisMorrow went to investigate for herself at a store near her home in San Diego, California, and this is what she found. 'For me, freshness of the ingredients is more important than size,' she told us. Now we can't help but wonder: Has anyone ever weighed a Quarter Pounder? - dsashin, CNN iReport producer


Remembering DJ AM

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~~Superstar iReporter ChrisMorrow shared reaction to DJ AM's death. The popular disc jockey was found dead in his New York apartment Friday afternoon. For more on DJ AM and his death, you can check out this story on CNN.com.


Life in Zona Norte

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~~My short film with Michael Hemmingson is at the Cannes Festival Short Film Corner at Cannes Film Festival. Won a grant from Real Idea Studios to produce this film for Cannes. My film is called 'Life in Zona Norte' Zona Norte is the name for the red light district in Tijuana, Mexico, with streetwalkers, clubs, hotels, and brothels run by the drug cartels. Among the debauchery are Mexican citizens attempting to earn an honest living: the taco cart vendor, the shoe shine men, and children playing accordions. http://www.shortfilmcorner.com/sfcfilm/filmfiche.Aspx?id=12059026 This short documentary aims to reveal, in images and mini-interviews, a typical day in this part of Tijuana (Zona Norte), with a focus on people who earn a living around the sex trade but not in the sex trade: the outdoors taco stand vendor, the shoe-shine men, the café owners. They area often has children playing accordions for money, or children running around and playing for fun, zig-zagging about the hundreds of streetwalkers, or las parditas. Prostitution is not hidden in Tijuana: it is legal, culturally acceptable, and a significant part of Tijuana’s tourist trade revenue. But what of those who make a living around them? What are their lives like? Why have they chose to work among the hookers? This documentary engages such inquiry.


RED BULL - Last World Record of 2011

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~~Just after midnight on the East Coast (9 p.m. Pacific) Levi LaVallee and Robbie Maddison soared over 300 feet of water in San Diego, and when they safely landed, both established new world records for distance jumping on a snowmobile and motorcycle, respectively. LaVallee, a 29-year-old native of Longville, Minn., who was slated to jump in the same event last year before a testing accident derailed his New Year’s plans, redeemed himself in a big way - by breaking his existing certified world record of 361 feet with a leap of 412 feet 6 inches. Maddison, a 30-year-old Aussie now living in Temecula, Calif., also achieved history by breaking his existing certified world record of 351 feet 3 inches by more than 30 feet, landing 378 feet 9 inches from his take-off ramp. Check out video 1 - Red Bull No Limits After the world record jump I headed to the Gaslamp where the party never stops. The fog creeped in and most New Year cheer was inside. I started at a fun diner called Maryjane's and stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel. As 2011 dwindled to hours and then minutes, revelers invaded Hard Rock with sequins and bow ties. And with three floors, five venues and 12 DJs, an epic night was had by all. www.hardrockhotelsd.com Video 2 is the New Year countdown at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego with DJ Loczi.


Hi, I'm Chris Morrow

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~~Instead of covering a story locally, I choose to do this globally. To document the world one story at a time and to reach the world is why I love CNN iReport.


The man who gave "Hope" to Barack Obama's presidential campaign

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow said she almost crashed her car when she saw a mural by Shepard Fairey, the man behind President Barack Obama's iconic "Hope" posters. - jsarverCNN, CNN iReport producer


ELEPHANTS REVEL IN SNOW AT SUNNY SAN DIEGO ZOO

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~~CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisMorrow told me she really enjoyed the chance to share the early morning hours with the animals at the zoo. - hhanks, CNN iReport producer