Shots - Health News
1:47 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

CDC Says Flu Could Be Waning In Places, But Worst May Not Be Over

Registered nurse Michelle Newbury and physician assistant Scott Fillman see patients Thursday in a tent set up for people with flu symptoms, just outside the emergency entrance at the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa.
Matt Rourke AP

Originally published on Fri January 11, 2013 2:45 pm

Federal healthy officials said Friday there are some early signs this year's flu season may be easing in some parts of the country. But they stressed it's far too early to tell whether the flu season has peaked.

The number of states reporting widespread flu activity is up to 47, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But flu activity nationally fell slightly in the CDC's most recent data. Five states reported less flu than a week earlier, according to the CDC.

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The Two-Way
1:39 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Jimmy Savile Sexually Abused Hundreds, Police Report Concludes

A new police report says of the late Jimmy Savile, seen here in 1973, "the scale of his abuse is believed to be unprecedented in the UK."
R. Poplowski Getty Images

British TV personality Jimmy Savile, who died in 2011, was a sexual predator who abused hundreds of victims on a scale that is "unprecedented" in Britain, according to a comprehensive police report on the disgraced celebrity. The report by a team that included 30 detectives found that Savile exploited "the vulnerable or star-struck for his sexual gratification."

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News
1:10 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

India’s Gender Troubles

PRI's The World is curating conversations online sparked by protests in India that have been ongoing after a 23-year-old university student was gang-raped on a public bus in Delhi in December, and later died. The protest movement has spread from Delhi to London, and even here in Ohio. This experimental feature is called India’s Gender Troubles, and each week The World will focus on a specific topic – including global response to the event, the effect on India’s culture and more. To add your voice, tweet with the hashtag #worldgender. 

The Two-Way
1:02 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

With End Of U.S. Forces' Role In Sight, Obama And Afghanistan's Karzai Meet

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and President Obama during Friday's news conference at the White House.
Jim Lo Scalzo EPA /LANDOV

Originally published on Fri January 11, 2013 6:18 pm

American and coalition forces will move into a "support" role in Afghanistan starting this spring, President Obama announced Friday afternoon at the White House during a joint news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Obama said Afghan soldiers "are stepping up" and U.S. forces can now step back.

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Music Reviews
12:46 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Grant Green: The 'Holy Barbarian' Of St. Louis Jazz

Grant Green.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 8:14 am

Grant Green, The Holy Barbarian, St. Louis, 1959 could be the name of a fine stage play, perhaps based on the actual circumstances of the recording. One musician on the way up, another past his moment in the limelight and one more who had his chance but never quite made it all convene on Christmas night, part of their week-long stand at the Holy Barbarian, a beatnik hangout replete with chess players and a local artist painting portraits.

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News
12:45 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

SUPCO Orders Fire Levy On February Ballot

The Ohio Supreme Court today ordered the Delaware County Board of Elections to place the Orange Township fire levy on the February ballot.

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News
12:43 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Boil Water Advisory In Marion

Officials in Marion have issued a boil water advisory after a water main break forced the closing of several schools today.

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News
12:41 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Ohio Flu Cases Increase Tenfold

The Ohio Department of Health says the number of people hospitalized for the flu this season is up more than ten times than in the recent past.

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News
12:35 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Drillers Continue Fighting Severance Tax Hike

The American Petroleum Institute estimates Ohio's natural gas boom could bring over four billion dollars in revenue to the state over the next several years.

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News
12:29 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Oscar Nomination For Urbana Native

Among those nominated for an Academy Award is a 1970 graduate of Urbana High School.

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