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3:24 pm
Fri August 1, 2008

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

At least Fraser is getting work.

I am beginning to think that after the superior Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull this year, the summer fantasy-thriller genre ought to be mummified not to be reawakened for years. At least, that's how I feel about The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. As a knock off of the Jones adventure, it doesn't resurrect well.

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Ohio Public Radio
4:58 am
Fri August 1, 2008

The self-sufficiency standard

Columbus, OH – How much does it take to make ends meet in Ohio? A study commissioned by a coalition of local non-profit groups says it's a lot - more money than many people may think. But critics disagree on the way to close that gap. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

Ohio Public Radio
1:54 am
Fri August 1, 2008

Ballot issue for the environment

Columbus, OH – In this year's election for president, Congress, and the Ohio legislature, Republicans and Democrats may be at each others' throats. But when it comes to one Ohio ballot issue, the politicians are virtually hugging each other. Ironically, the issue that's brought them together is an issue that's not particularly high on the list of voters' concerns --- the environment. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

WCBE Newscasts
1:27 am
Fri August 1, 2008

Developing Friday afternoon

Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Scientist from Ohio takes his own life as FBI linked him to antrhax attacks

  • Tow truck driver hit and killed in Columbus

  • Democratic Party leaders in Cleveland today

  • Magazine praises Ohio's biosciences industry

  • Ohio county warns churches after string of thefts

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:06 am
    Fri August 1, 2008

    Friday morning's news

    Columbus,Ohio –

  • Democratic Cuyahoga County commissioner denies wrongdoing

  • Senator Voinovich encourages a combination of drilling for more oil in the U.S. and developing a comprehensive energy plan for other forms of energy

  • Fans react to Griffey trade

  • Scotts Company says third quarter net income fell

  • Chiquita says second quarter sales were best in three years

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    It's Movie Time
    3:33 pm
    Thu July 31, 2008

    "It's Movie Time " August 1, 2008 On-Demand

    Films reviewed: Brick Lane, The Mummy:Tomb of the Dragon Emperor


    It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator honors.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    10:33 am
    Thu July 31, 2008

    Thursday morning's news

    Columbus,OH –

  • More states are beginning to cut down on Mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants

  • Firefighters say one person was killed and one hospitalized in late night fire

  • Attorney General Marc Dann requests documents related to his scandal-scared tenure

  • Adam Dunn and Ken Griffey jr. lead reds to a 9-5 win last night

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    WCBE Newscasts
    10:28 am
    Thu July 31, 2008

    Thursday morning's news

    Columbus,OH –

  • More states are beginning to cut down on Mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants

  • Firefighters say one person was killed and one hospitalized in late night fire

  • Attorney General Marc Dann is pertaining to his scandal scared tenure

  • Adam Dunn and Ken Griffey jr. lead reds to a 9-5 win last night

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    WCBE Newscasts
    1:10 am
    Thu July 31, 2008

    Developing Thursday afternoon

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Ohio Supreme Court upholds Brunner's decision related to a county elections board seat

  • Columbus fire officials identify vicitim in late-night house fire

  • Toledo authorities say they've found the bodies of a father and son missing since Monday

  • Columbus police officer cleared in shooting

  • City of Columbus agrees to two legal settlements

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    WCBE Newscasts
    10:18 am
    Wed July 30, 2008

    Wednesday morning's news

    Columbus,OH –

  • Death of former Columbus Education President was caused by Pulmonary Embolism

  • Ohio University Dean is calling Athens school the 5th biggest party school in country

  • Columbus Police have charged the manager of North side staffing agency

  • Ohio has the first case of West Nile Virus this year

  • Ted Strickland brought one of his 12 planned statewide forums on education to Dayton

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    WCBE Newscasts
    10:18 am
    Wed July 30, 2008

    Wednesday morning's news

    Columbus,OH –

  • Death of former Columbus Education President was caused by Pulmonary Embolism

  • Ohio University Dean is calling Athens school the 5th biggest party school in country

  • Columbus Police have charged the manager of North side staffing agency

  • Ohio has the first case of West Nile Virus this year

  • Ted Strickland brought one of his 12 planned statewide forums on education to Dayton

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    WCBE Newscasts
    10:16 am
    Wed July 30, 2008

    Wednesday morning's news

    Columbus,OH –

  • Death of former Columbus Education President was caused by Pulmonary Embolism

  • Ohio University Dean is calling Athens school the 5th biggest party school in country

  • Columbus Police have charged the manager of North side staffing agency

  • Ohio has the first case of West Nile Virus this year

  • Ted Strickland brought one of his 12 planned statewide forums on education to Dayton

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    WCBE Newscasts
    10:16 am
    Wed July 30, 2008

    Wednesday morning's news

    Columbus,OH –

  • Death of former Columbus Education President was caused by Pulmonary Embolism

  • Ohio University Dean is calling Athens school the 5th biggest party school in country

  • Columbus Police have charged the manager of North side staffing agency

  • Ohio has the first case of West Nile Virus this year

  • Ted Strickland brought one of his 12 planned statewide forums on education to Dayton

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    Movie Reviews
    10:03 am
    Wed July 30, 2008

    Brideshead Revisited

    Comprehensive and Subtle Catholicity . . .

    As a fallen down Catholic, I've often wondered whether or not I'd accept a priest and final rites at my death bed. I suspect I'll be as agnostic as I now am but may play the odds at that time that there is a God and an afterlife.

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    WCBE Stories
    2:06 am
    Wed July 30, 2008

    GreenSpot

    Columbus, OH – The City of Columbus has unveiled another environmental initiative to encourage and inform people and businesses on how using resources responsibily can save money and the planet. It's called GreenSpot, and Jim Letizia has the details.

    To learn more, visit GreenSpot

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    WCBE Newscasts
    1:48 am
    Wed July 30, 2008

    Developing Wednesday afternoon

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Great Lakes Compact takes center stage in the U.S. Senate

  • Two people die after high speed chase

  • Restaurant with locations in Ohio plans to close

  • Tire company decides to stay in Ohio

  • Glitch at BP stations double-charges customers

  • Strickland celebrates the opening of the state fair

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    Ohio Public Radio
    1:00 am
    Wed July 30, 2008

    Sick leave advocates ready for ballot

    Columbus, OH – The group that wants to require all businesses with more than 25 employees to provide seven paid days of sick leave for each of them plans to file paperwork next week to get onto the fall ballot. Governor Strickland is still hoping for a compromise, but that's looking less and less likely. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

    Ohio Public Radio
    12:58 am
    Wed July 30, 2008

    The safety of Ohio's bridges

    Columbus, OH – It was one year ago that an interstate highway bridge collapsed in Minneapolis, killing 13 people and injuring 144. Ohio's Transportation Chief is trying to reassure Ohioans that it's unlikely the Buckeye State would see a similar tragedy. From our statehouse news bureau in Columbus, correspondent Bill Cohen files this report.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:45 am
    Wed July 30, 2008

    Wednesday morning's news

    Columbus,OH – Stories include:

  • Death of former Columbus education president was caused by pulmonary embolism

  • Columbus Police have charged the manager of north side staffing agency

  • The latest on that widespread records search in Cuyahoga County

  • Ohio has its first case of West Nile Virus this year

  • Strickland hosts education forum in Dayton

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    Movie Reviews
    3:40 pm
    Tue July 29, 2008

    The Wackness

    I'm no nearer to understanding . . .

    Stephanie: (to Luke, at the Fire Island beach: ) "I see the dopeness in everything, and you just see the wackness."


    In 1994 I was totally away from the drug/sex scene: I was in teaching and doing TV 25's World Film Classics. That was it, so now I avidly watch retro films such as Wackness to bone up on that not-regrettably-blank part of my life. (The lack of cell phones alone is a pleasant recollection.)

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