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Stories for May 30, 2009

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Hurricane Funds In Financial Trouble

May 30, 2009
Greg Allen, NPR

As coastal states brace for this year's hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, they must also grapple with a thorny issue: Who pays when the big one hits?

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Easy Virtue

May 30, 2009
By Beth Accomando

Noel Coward meets "Priscilla Queen of the Desert"… sort of. "Easy Virtue" (opened May 29 at Landmark's Hillcrest and La Jolla Village Theaters) serves up a very loose adaptation of Noel Coward's play courtesy of "Priscilla" director Stephan Elliot.

Closing State Parks Could Hurt Communities

May 30, 2009
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

The California State Parks Foundation says a plan to close 80-percent of state parks to reduce the budget deficit is a bad idea. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce tells us the group thinks closing parks will hurt cities and towns that rely on tourism money.

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Drag Me to Hell

May 30, 2009
By Beth Accomando

After bringing Spider-Man to the big screen Sam Raimi returns to his roots with Drag Me To Hell (opened May 29 throughout San Diego). But don't pay attention to those ads proclaiming this the scariest film of the year. Yes it's horror but it's Raimi's brand of horror and that means a healthy dose of humor.