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"Surrender Bob" skywriting appears in San Diego's skies

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A San Diego radio station hired skywriters Friday to spell out "Surrender Bob" over three areas of the city -- a message intended for embattled Mayor Bob Filner.

The words appeared over Rancho Bernardo, Mission Valley and downtown, where atmospheric conditions caused the lettering to blur quickly.

The writing was sponsored by the "Jeff & Jer Showgram," the morning show on radio station KYXY. The planes also spelled out "Jeff and Jer."

"While there's a clear sentiment toward Mayor Filner among San Diegans currently, it's not our intent to be overtly political," said the show's Tommy Sablan. "If nothing else we hope our little stunt brings a much-needed smile to the face of San Diego on a Friday afternoon."

Filner has resisted numerous calls for his resignation over accusations of sexual harassment, and investigations into alleged misuse of city-issued credit cards and shakedowns of developers.

Organizers of an effort to recall Filner plan to start circulating petitions Sunday.

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