The Two-Way
8:00 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Paintball Journalism? Ex-Army Ranger, Journalists Trade Shots With Hezbollah

Meeting Hezbollah on the paintball playing field.

"Paintballing With Hezbollah Is The Path Straight To Their Hearts," says the headline at the newssite.

In a quest to get to better know members of the Hezbollah militia in Lebanon, four Western journalists and a former U.S. Army Ranger last year arranged to play paintball in Beirut with some men who said they were among the group's fighters.

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All Tech Considered
7:17 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Jack Tramiel, Man Behind Commodore 64, Has Died

Jack Tramiel, the man behind the Commodore 64 computer, died Sunday, according to reports. Tramiel, who was 83, came to America after World War II. He was a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp in his native Poland.

Update: This post has been updated to reflect Tramiel's liberation from the Ahlem work camp, after his time in Auschwitz.

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The Two-Way
7:16 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Jack Tramiel, Father Of Commodore 64, Dies

Jack Tramiel, seen in 1984, founded Commodore International as well as Atari Corp.
Sal Veder AP

Originally published on Tue April 10, 2012 6:35 am

Jack Tramiel, the founder of Commodore International, whose iconic Commodore 64 was one of the best-selling computers of all time, has died. He was 83.

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WCBE Newscasts
6:46 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

3 Central Ohio Guardsmen's bodies flown from Afghanistan, OSHA fines 6 companies for Cincinnati casino floor collapse, Sierra Club charges ODNR drafting state park drilling regs in the dark - these stories and more in this Monday afternoon news.

Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Bodies of three Central Ohio Guardsmen flown from Afghanistan to US

  • Akron woman posed as veteranarian for two years
  • :34

  • OSHA fines 6 companies for Cincinnati casino floor collapse
  • 1:12

  • Sierra Club charges ODNR drafting state park drilling regs in the dark
  • 1:50

  • Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court judges don't want emergency custody decisions
  • 2:50

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    The Two-Way
    6:30 pm
    Mon April 9, 2012

    Maryland Says Mega Millions Winner Has Come Forward

    Originally published on Mon April 9, 2012 6:31 pm

    The second of three winning tickets in last month's $656 million record-breaking Mega Millions lottery has been turned in, officials at the Maryland Lottery just announced.

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    The Two-Way
    5:35 pm
    Mon April 9, 2012

    Obama's Off His Game — Basketball, That Is

    Presidential pique at a missed shot.
    Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

    Four years ago, then-candidate Barack Obama famously sank a 3-point shot when he visited U.S. troops in Kuwait who had gathered in a gym to hear from the Democratic senator. The video was a cable TV favorite for a day or two.

    Today, the first hoopster's shot wasn't dropping, as Politico reports.

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    All Tech Considered
    5:23 pm
    Mon April 9, 2012

    Like The Instagram-Facebook Deal? Depends On Your Filter

    A photo illustration shows the photo-sharing app Instagram's fan page on Facebook's website. Facebook is acquiring Instagram for some $1 billion.
    Justin Sullivan Getty Images

    Originally published on Mon April 9, 2012 6:00 pm

    Facebook's decision to acquire Instagram for $1 billion set off strong reactions among Instagram users Monday, when the deal was announced. And if any users of Instagram's photo-sharing service were in love with the deal, they seemed to be keeping pretty quiet about it.

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    The Salt
    5:11 pm
    Mon April 9, 2012

    Now On The Menu For Hungry Kids: Supper At School

    Students at Garfield Elementary School eat dinner as part of an after-school program in Kansas City, Mo. In the past few years, a federally subsidized school dinner program has spread from six to all 50 states.
    Charlie Riedel AP

    Originally published on Tue April 10, 2012 1:34 pm

    Not long after the start of the school year, Monique Sanders, a teacher at Nathan Hale Elementary School in Manchester, Conn., realized many of her students were going to bed hungry.

    "It was very bad. I had parents calling me several times a week, asking did I know of any other way that they could get food because they had already gone to a food pantry," Sanders says. "The food pantry only allows you to go twice per month, so if you are running low on your food stamps or you didn't get what you needed and you're not able to feed your family, that's very stressful."

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    5:03 pm
    Mon April 9, 2012

    The Key To Keeping Lice At Bay? A Lot Of Hot Air

    The LouseBuster uses heated air to dry lice out and kill them, along with their eggs.
    Courtesy of LouseBuster

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    Shots - Health Blog
    4:54 pm
    Mon April 9, 2012

    Colon Cancer Screening More Likely When People Are Given A Choice

    Kristen Miller talks over the risks and benefits of colonoscopy with Stephen Hanauer, chief of gastroenterology at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
    Brian Kersey AP

    Originally published on Mon April 9, 2012 6:14 pm

    One-third of people over age 50 aren't getting screened for colon cancer, despite a big push from the medical establishment. But what if all those people needed was to be given a choice?

    People whose doctors let them choose between a colonoscopy or a fecal occult blood test were much more likely to get screened than were people whose doctors told them to go get a colonoscopy.

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