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11:51 am
Tue July 18, 2006

Clarks II

Silence is golden.

Something is right . . . .

Now I know why You, Me and Dupree is such a loser: It tries to be honest and irreverent like Clerks II but ends up being shallow a nd witless. While Clerks II doesn't measure up to the freshness and menagerie of characters the original Clerks owned, it is an acceptable sequel that has the usual scatological, masturbatory, and bestial pieces with a theme of love and loyalty. Although Dupree had some of those pieces, it never convinced me they revealed any more about the characters except they were boy-men not yet ready for adult life.

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Movie Reviews
10:33 am
Tue July 18, 2006

Monster House

Potter-like chums.

If you're a kid, well . . . .

Monster House may be the scariest kid movie ever made. A house terrorizes neighborhood kids, not just any house but the living embodiment of a very fat circus lady loved by the house's owner.

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WCBE Stories
5:14 am
Tue July 18, 2006

12:06 newscast

Columbus, OH – The search continues for a woman...An attorney asked courts to give his client a new hearing...Issues that could cause problems next election...Election officials and machine makers blamed for voting problems...U-S EPA standards for dioxin exposure coming soon...A man committed murder and suicide...Another man crashed into two bicyclists...Sun rays causes 90% of skin cancer and the other 10% comes from...The Clark County Jail is infested with bugs...A two faced kitten missing...

WCBE Stories
1:58 am
Tue July 18, 2006

8:06am Newscast

Columbus, OH – A woman is missing inside the Mohican river...Nationwide Insurance denied Katrina victims from the beginning...Economic experts debate if numbers add up for the Ohio turnpike...It's still unknown what caused a fire in Chillicothe...A couple face charges related to their children...Angles beat Indians with a season-high seventh straight victory and Clippers beat Charlotte...

WCBE Stories
1:47 am
Mon July 17, 2006

6:33am newscast

Columbus, OH – Authorities found a missing boy dead in Rush creek...A mother charged with murder for a fire that killed her children...Police investigate the cause of a woman crashing...Mike DeWine launched the first negative television ads...High gasoline prices makes ethanol a popular campaign for Governors election...Corn based ethanol is not best for Ohio...A year and a half strike ended...An Egyptian immigrant was sentenced for fraud ...An Akron professor's family appeals to Israeli government

WCBE Stories
12:51 am
Mon July 17, 2006

12:06 newscast

Columbus, OH – An officer died while on duty this morning...A husband charged with rape and a wife charged with murder...An Ohio refrigerator company has reached a multi-million dollar settlement...An Egyptian has been sentenced for fraud...Ohio State University officials started an investigation on the power outage that killed research animals...A-k Steel comes to an agreement with a workers union...A year and a half strike ends...A new comic strip catches women's eyes...

WCBE Stories
5:03 am
Fri July 14, 2006

12:06 newscast

Columbus, OH – County Prosecutors filed witness intimidation charges on coaches..A grand jury considers the Hiroshi Hayashi case..The former leader of Ohio's largest Mosque stays in jail..Islamic civil rights leaders reports vandalism..The state offers loans to companies..Cleanup for a Nuclear Weapon Plant could of had completions..Hazard waste comes from Mexico and Dayton to the U-S..Activist are trying to band computerized voting..A boy's name found on registration forms..Ohio may have a gambling casino...

WCBE Stories
5:02 am
Fri July 14, 2006

4:29pm newscast

Columbus, OH – A Cincinnati man received the maximum penalty for wounding a police officer...A Columbus drug company announced a recall of Azathioprime tablets...The debate is on over who's at fault for allowing criminals to watch vulnerable people...The Ohio Supreme Court agreed private judges only preside over none-jury trails held outside of county courthouses...

WCBE Stories
3:14 am
Fri July 14, 2006

A New High Speed Rail Hub

Columbus, OH – Click on the mp3 player to listen to an interview with the Commission's STU Nicholson and WCBE.

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WCBE Stories
2:24 am
Fri July 14, 2006

6:33am newscast

Columbus, OH – The National Service has issued a flood warning for most of southeast Ohio...The Mississippi Court case could set precedent for homeowners suing their insurers over Katrina damage...Law enforcement and officials can now communicate without any problems...A man suffered severe burns near the Ohio State campus area...

WCBE Stories
12:29 am
Fri July 14, 2006

4:29pm newscast

Columbus, OH – Activist go to court to ban computerized voting A ten year old boy's name was found on registration forms A new development could lead to Ohio's first gambling casino The state offers interest-free loans to automotive supply companies

It's Movie Time
12:17 pm
Thu July 13, 2006

"It's Movie Time"July 14, 2006 On-Demand

Films reviewed: You, Me and Dupree; Strangers with Candy


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


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WCBE Stories
2:58 am
Thu July 13, 2006

A Recycling Program Comes to an End

Columbus, OH – Click on the mp3 player to listen to the story about the Blue Bag recycling program.

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It's Movie Time
2:21 pm
Wed July 12, 2006

You, Me and Dupree

"You" or "Me"

Disappointing

In the Russo brothers' disappointing You, Me and Dupree, Owen Wilson's Dupree expounds an existential philosophy of keeping one's own character, a "ness" tacked on to a first name, such as his best friend's (Matt Dillon) "Carlness." It's a good idea dramatically to remind us all of our uniqueness and the necessity to nurture and protect it from, say, marauding fathers-in-law (in this case Michael Douglas), who might want to efface our individuality as well as get us vasectomies.

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Movie Reviews
3:01 pm
Fri July 7, 2006

Strangers with Candy

Where's David when you need him?

A bit of a stranger to the world of film.

You may decide not to read further as I disclose I watch no television, seemingly making me unqualified to judge Strangers with Candy, a "prequel" to the Comedy Central series starring Amy Sedaris as Jerri Blank, a twisted 47-year-old junkie prostitute. Before you go away, consider that I may be the perfect critic for the task because I come innocent and pure of expectation baggage from that show.

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WCBE Stories
2:28 am
Fri July 7, 2006

Video games growing addiction for kids

Columbus, OH – Listen to an interview with WCBE and the medical director of the Franklin County Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Service.

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It's Movie Time
4:32 pm
Wed July 5, 2006

"It's Movie Time" July 7, 2006 On-Demand

Films reviewed: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Wordplay, Brigadoon

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


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Movie Reviews
11:00 am
Mon July 3, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

A pirate's brew.

It still gets the girls and the audience.

"They were a rough lot indeed, as sailors mostly are: being men rooted out of all the kindly parts of life, and condemned to toss together . . . them that had sailed with the pirates and seen things it would be a shame even to speak of . . . ." R.L Stevenson

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Movie Reviews
12:27 pm
Sat July 1, 2006

Wordplay

Arcane, maybe. Interesting, always.

Like foreplay, wordplay such as crossword puzzles can be enjoyed by everyone, but few are truly great at it. In the documentary Wordplay, the gifted geeks of almost acrostics are interviewed, both the wizards who create and the wackos who play. They are under the aegis of the editor of the New York Times crossword, Will Shortz, who oversees the annual competition. (Jon Stewart, an avid puzzler, calls him the "Errol Flynn" of crosswords.)

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It's Movie Time
2:59 pm
Thu June 29, 2006

"It's Movie Time" June 30, 2006 On-Demand

Films reviewed: "Superman Returns," "Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont," "The Devil Wears Prada"


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


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