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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.

WCBE Newscasts
12:47 am
Mon October 27, 2008

Developing Monday afternoon

Columbus, OH –

Stories include:

  • Candidates pledge to clean up ecologically damaged Great Lakes, raising questions of project's funding

  • Experts say there are slim odds that Ohio would face rush of new casinos if Issue Six approved

  • Website reports gas in some Cincinnati suburbs under $2 per gallon

  • Hamilton County Board of Elections still looking for poll workers

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:39 am
    Mon October 27, 2008

    Monday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Obama plans economic speech in Canton today

  • Trade group says Ohio home sales declined 4.5% in September

  • Federal appeals court rules Cincinnati city employees may donate money to political candidates

  • President Bush declares 33 Ohio counties disaster areas for Hurricane Ike-related damge

  • OSU football team falls 4 spots after losing to Penn State Saturday.

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    Election 2008
    12:31 am
    Mon October 27, 2008

    In election focused on economy, abortion issue still critical to many

    Columbus, OH – The economy is the top concern for most voters, but the issue of abortion is still critical for many. Groups calling themselves pro choice and pro life are taking the issue to the airwaves. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

    Movie Reviews
    11:08 am
    Sat October 25, 2008

    Rachel Getting Married

    As Good as Margot

    "If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance." George Bernard Shaw

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:28 am
    Fri October 24, 2008

    Friday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien will not press charges against 13 out-of-state residents who registered to vote in Ohio

  • Columbus City Council expected to approve increases in parking and towing fines

  • Top Ohio Republican lawmakers say Governor Strickland's administration jeopardizing independence of high-tech development

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    WCBE Stories
    11:24 am
    Fri October 24, 2008

    Columbus City Council expected to approve increases in parking and towing fines

    Columbus, OH – Columbus City Council on Monday is expected to approve increases in parking fines and twoing fees. Mayor Michael Coleman's proposal is designed to help plug a projected $80 million budget deficit in 2009. Public Service Director Mark Kelsey says the plan could raise as much as $1.3 million next year, as WCBE's Jim Letizia reports.

    Election 2008
    11:22 am
    Fri October 24, 2008

    New poll shows Obama gaining ground in Ohio

    Columbus, OH – A new independent public opinion poll shows Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama surging ahead of Republican John McCain among likely Ohio voters. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    1:20 am
    Fri October 24, 2008

    Developing Friday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • PNC Financial Services says it is acquiring Cleveland-based National City Bank

  • Two of nine people charged in central Ohio mortgage fraud scheme sentenced yesterday to prison terms

  • Mayor Coleman says city plans to invest $15 million in the American Addition neighborhood

  • Cleveland Browns to visit Jacksonville without Kellen Winslow Junior on Sunday

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    Election 2008
    10:58 am
    Thu October 23, 2008

    Democrats point scare tactic allegations at Republican party in Ohio

    Columbus, OH – This week some of Ohio's top Democrats alleged Republicans are using scare tactics to keep newly registered voters from supporting democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    10:54 am
    Thu October 23, 2008

    Thursday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Federal investigators are running additional tests on letters with suspicious powder sent to Chase Bank branches and Federal Regulatory offices

  • Texas organizers for Obama suggest early-voting Texans should travel to Ohio to campaign

  • Ohio casino ballot issue debate cancelled by casino supporters' pulling out

  • Newark's Cherry Valley Lodge is one of two water parks accused of violating child labor laws

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    Election 2008
    10:50 am
    Thu October 23, 2008

    Crowd reactions vary at McCain-Palin rally

    Columbus, OH – This far into the presidential campaign, the stump speeches of the candidates can get repetitious. But the perspective of the crowds continues to vary. M-L Schultze of member station WKSU in Kent explored those perspectives yesterday with some of the 10,000 people who attended yesterday's McCain-Palin rally in Northeast Ohio.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:28 am
    Thu October 23, 2008

    Developing Thursday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Big Ten Conference poll shows Obama up double digits in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and others

  • Federal judge in Los Angeles bars California-based Mongols motorcycle gang after dozens of members arrested in Ohio and other states

  • Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland eliminates budget deficit to finish in the black

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    Movie Reviews
    10:08 am
    Wed October 22, 2008

    Pride and Glory

    No respect

    "You don't become a cop because you want to serve and protect. You join the force because they let you carry a gun and a badge. You do it because you get respect." Turk (Robert De Niro) in Righteous Kill

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    Ohio Public Radio
    7:42 am
    Tue October 21, 2008

    Recusal at the supreme court

    Columbus, OH – Two Justices on the Ohio Supreme Court have recused themselves from hearing a high profile case involving a man who contributed to their campaigns. Some are calling for two additional members of the court to do the same. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

    Ohio Public Radio
    7:40 am
    Tue October 21, 2008

    Brunner threats

    Columbus, OH – Law enforcement officials are investigating threats made against Ohio's Secretary of State in recent days. These come as she continues to face controversy over the way she's handling voter registrations. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

    Ohio Public Radio
    7:23 am
    Tue October 21, 2008

    Scare tactics

    Columbus, OH – Some of the state's top Democrats say Republicans are resorting to scare tactics to try to keep newly registered Ohioans from voting for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

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