Barring any last-minute snafu, the Republican Party will hold its 1996 convention in San Diego. The GOP national committee's site selection panel issued the decision today, authorizing negotiations with city officials to work out any kinks in staging the Aug. 12-15 event there. Even though nothing's final, the full Republican National Committee's vote is considered a formality because the Southern California city has RNC chairman Haley Barbour's enthusiastic backing. Gov. Pete Wilson, the state's top official and a potential presidential candidate, was a popular San Diego mayor.Post your opinion on theElection '94bulletin board.