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WCBE Newscasts
12:45 am
Mon October 6, 2008

Developing Monday afternoon

Columbus, OH –

Stories include:

  • Bank of America agrees to pay $8 billion to keep people in their homes

  • Price of gasoline drops to levels not seen since Spring

  • Government report finds more deaths caused by simultaneous flu and staph infections

  • Ohio governor and house speaker disagree on funding for college science scholarship program

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    WCBE Stories
    12:36 am
    Mon October 6, 2008

    Columbus city auditor says city investments are safe and liquid despite having $6.3 million less than 2007

    Columbus, OH – Columbus city auditor Hugh Dorrian says city investments are safe and liquid, but have brought in nearly $6.3 million less this year than in 2007. Jim Letizia has the details in this WCBE story.

    WCBE Newscasts
    11:54 am
    Thu October 2, 2008

    Thursday morning news

    Columbus, OH –
    Stories include:

  • Bruce Springsteen to perform free acoustic set at OSU to boost Obama's voter registration drive

  • Ohio officials bein a month-long effort to raise awareness for domestic violence

  • Bankruptcy lawyers say a change in state law should help bankrupt Ohioans keep more assets

  • Governor Strickland creates state cabinet subdivision tasked with creating jobs

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:51 am
    Thu October 2, 2008

    State treasurer Rich Cordray says Wall Street troubles won't affect Ohio's treasury

    Columbus, OH – State Treasurer Rich Cordray says the troubles on Wall Street are not affecting Ohio's treasury. Cordray tells Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles there's no need for Ohioans to worry that the state's bottom line will be affected by the Wall Street meltdown.

    Ohio Public Radio
    11:43 am
    Thu October 2, 2008

    Questions remain about validity of payday loan petition signatures

    Columbus – It now appears Ohio voters will get to decide whether to overturn a new state law cracking down on payday loan stores. The stores oppose the law, and helped collect thousands of petition signatures to put it on the ballot. As statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports, questions remain about whether all of the petition signatures were gathered fairly.

    WCBE Stories
    12:47 am
    Thu October 2, 2008

    Columbus police warn residents about latest scams

    Columbus, OH – Columbus police are warning residents about a pair of scams costing consumers money. WCBE's Alison Holm reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:46 am
    Thu October 2, 2008

    Developing Thursday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • U.S. House expected to vote on financial bailout bill tomorrow

  • Former CEO of Dublin-based health care financing company accused of fraud by federal prosecutors

  • Lack of ballots in Wayne County prevent people from voting in first day of early voting

  • Kentucky transportation officals discover crack on I-275 bridge near Cincinnati

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    Movie Reviews
    4:29 pm
    Wed October 1, 2008

    Appaloosa

    Buddies in love . . .

    If Ed Harris's Appaloosa weren't such a good film, it would be a risible parody of the western genre, replete with hired lawmen/gunmen, bad guy big shot with his baddies, femme fatale, and never ending banter, brush, and blue sky. But it is solid drama involving friendship tested, love uncertain, and choices not easy to make between justice and revenge.

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    Movie Reviews
    2:31 pm
    Wed October 1, 2008

    How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

    A pig at the party . . .

    "The tabloids are like animals, with their own behavioural patterns. There's no point in complaining about them, any more than complaining that lions might eat you." David Mellor


    The first half or so of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People is a witty take on the shallowness of the publishing industry, specifically the tabloids. With the recent demise of the New York Sun, the precariousness of any publishing is real, so there is much room for satire and reflection.

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    Movie Reviews
    11:47 am
    Wed October 1, 2008

    Religulous

    Big Ones

    Bill Maher: Gay Muslim activists. That is a very rare job description. You guys have big ones.


    Religulous, Ridiculous, whatever. Bill Maher's irreverent take on major world religions?Catholic, Jewish, Islam are the most prominent--makes no pretense of admiring religious devotees.

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    WCBE Stories
    11:31 am
    Wed October 1, 2008

    Columbus city officials try to reduce panhandlers' profitability

    Columbus, OH – Columbus city officials are seeking ways to reduce instances of panhandling. As reports of panhandling grow, the city attorney's office is working on legislation that would increase jail time for panhandlers and increase the distance they must stay from certain areas. Details on this story in WCBE's report.

    WCBE Newscasts
    11:25 am
    Wed October 1, 2008

    Wednesday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Columbus School District cuts several positions within schools

  • Jury selection scheduled to begin for trial of National Century Financial Enterprises founder

  • Voters take advantage of early absentee voting

  • Researchers develop new six-shot allergy vaccine

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    Election 2008
    11:21 am
    Wed October 1, 2008

    State officials fight about observers at early voting

    Columbus, OH – The democratic Secretary of State and the Ohio Republican Party are battling on several fronts as a one week early voting period continues. One decision they're fighting about involves the role partisan observers or challengers may have in early voting. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:34 am
    Wed October 1, 2008

    Developing Wednesday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Quinnipiac poll shows Obama leads McCain 50-42 percent in Ohio

  • Wildlife group expands area of television ad criticizing VP-candidate Palin for supporting aerial hunting of wolves

  • Researchers work on turning cellulose plant matter into fuel

  • Pharmaceutical company agrees to settlement over improper marketing of three drugs

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    Ohio Public Radio
    12:31 am
    Wed October 1, 2008

    Ohio Supreme Court expands scope of tough new sex offender law

    Columbus, OH – Separately, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled a new state law toughening reporting requirements for convicted sex offenders freed from prison may be applied to those who committed the crimes before the law was enacted. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

    Movie Reviews
    1:16 pm
    Tue September 30, 2008

    Blindness

    The blind see.

    "My blindness is my sight; The shadows that I feared so long Are all alive with light." Alice Cary

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    Movie Reviews
    12:59 pm
    Tue September 30, 2008

    City of Ember

    It is PG, after all.

    City of Ember – I must remember a PG movie is usually best-suited for children, and City of Ember is a proper candidate. Except for a grubby, oversized mole that eats people, nothing other than careering amusement-park-like rides generate enough scares to get a censor's or censorious mother's attention.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:35 am
    Tue September 30, 2008

    Tuesday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Cleveland-based National City shares plummet amid bank buyouts and bailout plan failure

  • Newly registered voters in Kerry-won precincts are overwhelmingly Democrat

  • Independent political action groups seize on economy as values issue.

  • Democrats seek expatriate Ohioans' votes overseas.

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:34 am
    Tue September 30, 2008

    Homeowners hold on to faltering mortgages

    Columbus, OH – As stocks plummet and people worry about recession and worse, a new report shows mortgage losses might not be as bad as some fear. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    1:05 am
    Tue September 30, 2008

    Developing Tuesday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Ohio authorities may force drivers with 2 or more DUI convictions to non-consentual blood or urine tests

  • Bush says economic damage will be "painful and lasting" if $700 billion bailout bill doesn't pass

  • New study shows the environmental impact on the kind of food people buy

  • Kentucky officials send engineering team to check for weaknesses in bridges over I-275

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