The Great Buck Howard is not a great movie, but it is sometimes a sweet movie. Deliberately pushing the nostalgia button, the film bathes in the lost star power of a once famous "mentalist" Buck Howard (John Malkovich), who best represents the simple days of magicians like the Amazing Kreskin (the inspiration for Buck's character). As with Kreskin, Buck once delighted the late night shows, Vegas venues, and small towns such as Akron, Ohio.
Math has always haunted me, and the recent Nick Cage Knowing reminds me how little numerology can help a moribund script. But this I do know: Both Knowing and The Haunting in Connecticut are zero-sums, worthless scary flicks deserving to be buried in this graveyard between Oscars and summer.
No special meaning attached to that number, just the number of minutes I wasted watching Knowing, knowing that Nicholas Cage will usually take any job that comes along in rarely a quality film (Adaptation  was the last good one, I believe). John Koestler (Cage), an astrophysicist from MIT, discovers meaning in a random list of numbers pulled from a fifty year old time capsule.
Columbus, OH – Cash-strapped school districts are always looking for ways to save money. WCPN's Kymberli Hagelberg visited two northeast Ohio districts that are experimenting with an idea that's been popular outside the state--one school administration for multiple districts.
Columbus – Ohio Elections Commission has found former Ohio attorney general Marc Dann guilty of violating state elections laws. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports commisioners decided not to refer the case for prosecution.