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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
"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.
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.