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.
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.
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.
Films reviewed: Brick Lane, The Mummy:Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
By hosts John DeSando and Clay Lowe
It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator honors.
Drs. Lowe and DeSando were moderator and panelist respectively on TV 25's World Film Classics. Both have been professors, Lowe at Ohio State University and DeSando at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)