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9:18 am
Tue September 12, 2006

Gridiron Gang

Something like Invincible

The spate of "documentary" sports stories in the last couple of years has represented all levels of games from high school (Gridiron Gang, Heart of the Game, Remember the Titans, Friday Night Lights), to college (Glory Road), to professional (Invincible), to Olympics (Miracle), and even to Paralympics (Murderball). So trying to say something new about the recent Gridiron Gang is as tough as playing that hardscrabble high school football for convicts.

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WCBE Stories
12:43 am
Fri September 8, 2006

Noon newscast

Columbus, OH – Galion woman critical after being set on fire...Hamilton County coroner waiting for results on Marcus Fiesel...Southwest Ohio restaurant owner indicted for tranporting and employing illegal immigrants...Retailers ordered to stop selling aerosol string-in-a-can products...Study finds link between the age of the father and chidren with autism...Lake County loses money due to outdated voting machines...

WCBE Stories
12:13 am
Fri September 8, 2006

Streetcars would be affordable in Columbus

Columbus, OH – Early cost estimates are in for the construction and operation of streetcars in downtown Columbus. Listen to WCBE's interview with the streetcar working group's Denny McGinn.

WCBE Stories
12:06 am
Fri September 8, 2006

6:33am newscast

Columbus, OH – Columbus police have three teenagers in custody for their roles in a beating death that was captured by surveillance cameras...Clarett indicted on five felony counts...Ohio State/Texas football preview...

WCBE Stories
3:17 am
Thu September 7, 2006

6:33am newscast

Columbus, OH – Columbus man pleads guilty to killing a pregnant woman...CPD officer break ankle while breaking up a fight...East side church fire ruled arson...Foster parents of Marcus Fiesel scheduled to be arraigned...State highway patrol reports fewer fatalities...Cincinnati company sues city's BBB...Federated begins its largest marketing campaign...

It's Movie Time
11:44 am
Wed September 6, 2006

"It's Movie Time" September 8, 2006 On-Demand

Films reviewed: Hollywoodland,Leonard Cohen:I'm Your Man


"It's Movie Time" has won 8 national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator honors.


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WCBE Stories
2:15 am
Wed September 6, 2006

Columbus schools address discipline problems

Columbus, OH – Columbus Public School district begins new discipline program

WCBE Stories
2:04 am
Wed September 6, 2006

Safety officials ask for help from the public to prevent terrorism

Columbus, OH – New campaign encourages residents to report suspicious activity.

WCBE Stories
1:56 am
Wed September 6, 2006

8:06am newscast

Columbus, OH – Worthington man pleads not guilty to felonious assault...Funeral today for Cleveland police officer...More signatures submitted for slot machine ballot issue...Toledo Blade publishes salaries and benefits of union workers...Arroyo earns first career shutout

Movie Reviews
4:19 pm
Sat September 2, 2006

Hollywoodland

Charles Foster Kane?

A B movie with an ambition like its characters.

"Virtue is choked with foul ambition." Shakespeare, King Henry VI, pt ii

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Movie Reviews
3:08 pm
Sat September 2, 2006

The Illusionist

Magic Sleights

"And that distill'd by magic sleights

Shall raise such artificial sprites

As by the strength of their illusion

Shall draw him on to his confusion . . . ." Hecate in Macbeth

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WCBE Stories
5:26 am
Fri September 1, 2006

4:29pm newscast

Columbus, OH – Federal judge says Ohio's rules for voter registration drives are counterproductive in signing up new voters...Ohio Supreme Court rejects month-long buffer on attorneys writing potential clients...Blackwell says Lima prison would reopen if he's elected Governor...

WCBE Stories
2:21 am
Fri September 1, 2006

Noon newscast

Columbus, OH – Main street bridge work begins...Cincinnati-based airline faces litigation...Air traffic controllers say FAA is understaffed...Poverty increases in Ohio...Candidates for Governor debate environmental regulations...Residents have more time to comment on proposed live-fire training on the Great Lakes...

Movie Reviews
12:21 pm
Thu August 31, 2006

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

The man and the fan.

Deservedly.

I once succeeded with an attractive older woman because we shared a poetry lovers' delight in Leonard Cohen's Suzanne.

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It's Movie Time
12:56 pm
Wed August 30, 2006

"It's Movie Time" September 1, 2006 On-Demand

Films reviewed: Spike Lee Special--Inside Man, Do the Right Thing, Summer of Sam, Malcolm X

"It's Movie Time" has won 8 national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator honors.

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Movie Reviews
11:15 am
Fri August 25, 2006

The Quiet

Not David Lynch again!

An ugly life

"So buxom, blithe, and full of face,

As heaven had lent her all his grace;

With whom the father liking took,

And her to incest did provoke:

Bad child; worse father!" Shakespeare, Pericles

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It's Movie Time
1:20 pm
Thu August 24, 2006

"It's Movie Time" August 25, 2006 On-Demand

Films reviewed: The Illusionist, Invincible, Snakes on a Plane

"It's Movie Time" has won 8 national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator honors.


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Movie Reviews
1:03 pm
Thu August 24, 2006

Little Miss Sunshine

You'll laugh, too.

"Love comforteth like sunshine after rain." Shakespeare, Lear

So you think any one of these summer comedies could be called the best of the year: Scoop, Clerks II, You, Me and Dupree, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Not so when you see Little Miss Sunshine, a certifiable winner for the year with a fraction of their budgets and more wit than even the Woodman can employ.

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Movie Reviews
9:38 am
Thu August 24, 2006

Quincearnera

15 years old and a woman!

I applaud these directors.

"It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today." Isaac Asimov

There isn't much more that could happen to a 14 year-old Latino girl than occurs in Quincearnera, a stew simmered in the Echo-Park section of Los Angeles. Change is the dominant motif as it affects every major and sub-plot point to the point that nothing is explored in depth while much happens.

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WCBE Stories
9:52 am
Thu August 17, 2006

12:06 newscast

Columbus, OH – Delphi's hearing delayed until tomorrow...A 16-year-old serves 21 days...The investigation for a hit and run homicide goes further...The state will research if children our cared for by the rules of the book...An executive director charged with grand theft...A industry plant ordered to reduce mercury released into the Ohio river...The federal government may tighten led exposure limits...Ohio meets the standards of Ohio education officials...Two Ohioans among the president's pardons...

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