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WCBE Newscasts
2:23 am
Thu October 30, 2008

Thursday Developing News

Columbus – Stories you will hear include:

  • Palin, McCain still confident

  • GOP ramps up ad buys in Ohio

  • Musicians rally for Rock the Vote

  • Some polluters not being fined

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    Ohio Public Radio
    1:34 am
    Thu October 30, 2008

    State Issue 6 - Part 2

    Columbus, OH – Ohioans are voting on a ballot issue to open the state to legalized casino gambling. State Issue 6 would authorize the building of a single, 600 million dollar casino resort in Wilmington, along Interstate 71, about 40 miles from Cincinnati and Dayton. Yesterday, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen wrapped up some of the pro and con arguments for us. Today, in part 2 of his series...a look at other arguments --- over jobs and Indian casinos.

    Ohio Public Radio
    1:30 am
    Thu October 30, 2008

    State Issue 6 - Part 1

    Columbus, OH – For the fourth time in 18 years, Ohioans are voting on a ballot proposal to legalize casino gambling. Backers of the plan are spending more than 20 million dollars to convince people to vote yes, and opponents of the plan are spending more than 20 million to convince people to vote no. Today, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen begins a two-part series, wrapping up the arguments from both sides.

    Election 2008
    1:26 am
    Thu October 30, 2008

    Homeless voters ruling

    Columbus, OH – Homeless voters in Ohio have won a court case that's meant to make it more likely that their votes are counted. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles has details.

    Ohio Public Radio
    1:24 am
    Thu October 30, 2008

    State Issue 5 - Part 2

    Columbus, OH – Are Ohioans being ripped off by payday loans? If we LIMIT the loans, will Ohio lose JOBS? Those questions and more are in the spotlight in a bitter debate over State Issue 5, a proposed crackdown on short-term loans. Yesterday, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen explained how the controversial ballot proposal began in the legislature a year ago. Today, in part 2 of the series, we hear the pro and con arguments AND why some voters are so confused.

    Ohio Public Radio
    1:21 am
    Thu October 30, 2008

    State Issue 5 - Part 1

    Columbus, OH – Ohioans are now voting on a plan to slap new limits on those short term loans, called "payday loans." It's state issue 5 on the statewide ballot. Anti-poverty activists and others are backing the measure. But the owners of payday loan stores want voters to reject it. Today, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen begins a two-part series on state issue 5. It begins with some history.

    WCBE Newscasts
    1:32 am
    Wed October 29, 2008

    Wednesday developing news

    Columbus – Stories you will hear include:

  • Palin pushes domestic energy

  • Historical Society dealls with 5% funding cut

  • Dayton election forum covers foreign policy, national security

  • Monitors from all sides prepare for election day

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    WCBE Newscasts
    1:25 am
    Wed October 29, 2008

    Wednesday morning news

    Columbus – Stories you will hear include:

  • ACLU asks AG to stay out of Ohio's registration verification

  • Prisoner advocates push to allow juveniles to vote

  • Court rules social service agencies must permit registration

  • Court defends homeless people's right to vote

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    WCBE Newscasts
    1:18 am
    Wed October 29, 2008

    Wednesday mornign news

    Columbus – Stories you'll hear include:

  • Anti-Obama DVDs distributed in some Ohio papers

  • Republican leaders hit Ohio, West Virginia

  • Homeless advocates defend donations to payday lending campaign

  • man charged for shooting shooting at sign vandals

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:58 am
    Wed October 29, 2008

    Wednesday morning news

    Columbus – Stories you'll hear in this newscast include:

  • Serial rapist targeting northside homes

  • Former representative receives fine for misusing campaign funds

  • Benefits Bank helps Ohioans claim refunds, services

  • Osteoporosis meds may trigger health problems

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    Movie Reviews
    2:01 pm
    Tue October 28, 2008

    Happy-Go-Lucky

    Optimism vs.Pessimism

    Zoe: You can't make everyone happy.

    Poppy: There's no harm in trying that Zoe, is there?


    In 2008's Happy-Go-Lucky, Mike Leigh has created a heroine in the spirit of his 1996 Secrets and Lies Cynthia but with more charisma: Poppy (Sally Hawkins) is a bubbly North London schoolteacher whose free spirit is an inspiration and at the same time a reminder of our own daily cynicism.

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    Movie Reviews
    1:24 pm
    Tue October 28, 2008

    Changeling

    An interesting story told well.

    Christine Collins: "The boy they brought back is not my son."

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    WCBE Newscasts
    3:12 am
    Tue October 28, 2008

    Tuesday developing news

    Columbus – Stories you'll hear in this newscast include:

  • Whirlpool job cuts

  • Man arrested for shooting campaign sign vandals

  • National City employees worry about their future

  • Asprin may reduce breast cancer risk

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    WCBE Stories
    2:50 am
    Tue October 28, 2008

    City Council approves buyout plan, raised parking fees

    Columbus – To address projected deficit, council approves employee buyouts and changes to parking ticket fees

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    WCBE Newscasts
    2:44 am
    Tue October 28, 2008

    Tuesday morning newscast

    Columbus – Stories you will hear include:

  • Another Columbus bank receives threatening letter

  • City council approves employee buyout proposal

  • Hexion Huntsman takeover stalled again

  • Early voting porves popular in Ohio

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    WCBE Newscasts
    2:33 am
    Tue October 28, 2008

    Tuesday morning news

    Columbus – Stories you'll hear include:

  • Man charged in west side shooting

  • Former Representative in campaign money scandal

  • Obama, McCain in Ohio

  • State check on "Joe the Plumber"

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    Movie Reviews
    12:41 pm
    Mon October 27, 2008

    Zach and Miri Make a Porno

    Sexy romance

    "Pornography is the attempt to insult sex, to do dirt on it." D.H. Lawrence


    It's not what you think. Although Zach and Miri Make a Porno is filled with potty-mouthed, adolescent sexual and scatological language, it ends up being a good-old romance with sex on the side. Helping me out of my prejudice going into what I thought to be another Animal House, Caddy Shack low-country romp was the presence of two fine comedic actors.

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    Movie Reviews
    11:04 am
    Mon October 27, 2008

    I.O.U.S.A.

    Almost wonky

    "Ask the economists. I think I only got a B-minus in economics. But I got an A-plus in cutting taxes." George W. Bush

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    Movie Reviews
    10:45 am
    Mon October 27, 2008

    What Just Happened

    This just happened.

    A reasonable plot

    "In Hollywood, everybody can hear you scream" Tagline from What Just Happened

    A celebrated producer who makes a mediocre film becomes almost immediately prey rather than hunter, or to use the metaphor of Barry Levinson's What Just Happened, he misses the corporate plane out of Cannes as the head of the studio goes on without him. Robert De Niro's Ben has just been put at the far end of Vogue's photo of the 30 most powerful producers in Hollywood.

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    Ohio Public Radio
    10:30 am
    Mon October 27, 2008

    McCain holds rally in Lancaster to turn polls' tide

    Columbus, OH – Polls show Democratic presidentail candidate Barack Obama leads Republican John McCain in Ohio by anywhere from 2 to 12 points. McCain held a rally in Lancaster last night hoping to turn the tide his way. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

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