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Stories for April 18, 2011

Republican Leader Said Warning Bell Sounded About Debt

April 18, 2011
By Erik Anderson

The ranking Republican in the House of Representatives was in San Diego today. Eric Cantor says Congress got the message, the nation has to do something about the debt problem.

Alleged Prostitution Ring Busted In Oceanside

April 18, 2011
City News Service

Members of three Oceanside gangs normally at odds with each other collaborated in a racketeering conspiracy which included prostitution of minors and adults, drug trafficking and other offenses, according to a federal indictment unsealed today.

Anti-HIV Drug Doesn't Prevent Women From Becoming Infected

April 18, 2011
By Kenny Goldberg

Researchers are trying to figure out why a pill shown to prevent HIV infections among gay men didn't work in a clinical trial with women. The pill is made by the Bay Area company Gilead Sciences.

Taxpayers Scramble To Make Deadline

April 18, 2011
By Susan Murphy

Taxpayers were given an extra three days to file their taxes this year, but some people are still scrambling to meet tonight’s deadline.

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Airline Passengers Park In The Back As Construction Continues

April 18, 2011
By Tom Fudge

Construction of an expanded Terminal 2 has shut down the familiar parking lot in front of the building at Lindbergh Field. It's part of a plan that will add ten new gates to the one-runway airport.

Streetlights The Answer To San Diego Deficit?

April 18, 2011
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

Could San Diego’s streetlights be the answer to the city’s financial problems? They may play a role.

Last Minute Tax Tips

April 18, 2011
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

People who wait till the last moment to file their taxes were given an extra weekend to fret over their taxes this year. Today, Monday April 18, is the last day to file. If you are caught with last minute questions we have some help for you, a member of the IRS will be in studio taking your calls.

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A Year After Gulf Oil Spill, Florida Sees A Comeback

April 18, 2011
Greg Allen, NPR

Hotels and restaurants in Florida's panhandle are reporting record spring break crowds one year after the deadly Deepwater Horizon oil rig blast and subsequent oil spill. But fishing charters and dive-boat owners say customers have been slow to return, apparently still suspicious of the water and the fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Tornadoes Trigger Destruction Unmatched In Decades

April 18, 2011
NPR Staff and Wires

Emergency crews continue to search for victims of a vast storm that pummeled Southern states this weekend, as dozens of tornadoes and flash floods from Oklahoma to North Carolina left at least 40 people dead in their wake.

San Diego Schools Prepare for 'Doomsday' Budget

April 18, 2011
By Kyla Calvert

San Diego’s city schools could see up to $55 million more cut from their budget. The district is preparing for the worst from Sacramento.

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A Stolen Photograph Recovered By Joseph Bellows

April 18, 2011
By Angela Carone

La Jolla gallery owner Joseph Bellows is a central character in a international case of stolen art. Bellows coaxed a stolen photograph from a thief and handed it over to authorities.

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Review: 'Potiche'

April 18, 2011
By Beth Accomando

François Ozon likes to surprise audiences but his latest film, "Potiche" (opened April 15 at Landmark's La Jolla Village Theaters) returns to the tone and style of his "8 Women."

County Project To Provide Access To Healthy Lifestyles

April 18, 2011
By Alison St John, Pat Finn

Using federal stimulus finds, San Diego County has partnered with SANDAG and UCSD in the Healthy Works project, providing access to fresh and local food and places to walk and exercise safely.