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  • Let Eric Clapton fight his own bar battles (Bizarre, funny bar story)

    06/06/2010 1:03:36 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 5 replies · 626+ views
    The Other Paper (Columbus, OH) ^ | May 20, 2010 | Steph Greegor
    Let Eric Clapton fight his own bar battles Clapton would be proud: Local performer Merv Roland was battle-scarred defending Eric Clapton's honor. By Steph Greegor Published: Thursday, May 20, 2010 11:18 AM EDT Merv Roland plays acoustic guitar in front of a few folks on the weekends for a little bit of cash and some sweet brew...not to fight battles for musicians he’s never met. “To have a gig where I can trade musical notes for alcoholic beverages—it’s what I do,” said the self-described “48-year-old, fat, bald guy.” “I’m not Eric Clapton. And I don’t want to take an ass-kicking...
  • Radio station's giveaway angers immigrant groups (610 WTVN, Columbus)

    05/28/2010 9:51:21 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 25 replies · 883+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | May 28, 2010 | Stephanie Czekalinski
    Radio station's giveaway angers immigrant groups Trip to Arizona a jab at mayor’s ban Friday, May 28, 2010 2:50 AM By Stephanie Czekalinski DISPATCH FRONTERAS Immigrant groups are asking a local talk-radio station to apologize for promoting a Phoenix giveaway that it launched after Columbus' mayor suspended city travel to Arizona to protest its new immigration law. WTVN-AM (610) promoted the giveaway as a trip to Phoenix "where Americans are proud and illegals are scared." The contest, which ended last night, was designed to capitalize on the maelstrom kicked up by Mayor Michael B. Coleman's decision, said WTVN program director...
  • WTVN, Columbus' contest prize: trip to Phoenix, "where Americans are proud and illegals are scared"

    05/28/2010 7:48:49 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies · 385+ views ^ | 5/28/10 |
    Immigrant groups are asking the Clear Channel talk station for an apology, says the Columbus, Dispatch. A group named Reform Immigration America says the promotion, inspired by the mayor’s decision to suspend travel, is insensitive and offensive. WTVN offered a prize package that included trip to Phoenix, hotel, “a few pesos” and the chance to “spend a weekend chasing aliens and spending cash in the desert.” WTVN PD Mike Elliott says the promotion’s not racist: “It’s not a race thing. It’s a legal thing. If you're breaking the law, it doesn’t matter where you're from.” The station even encouraged Columbus...

    04/25/2010 11:08:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 116 replies · 1,986+ views
    dscriber ^ | Sunday, April 25 2010
    British physicist Stephen Hawking, the brilliant man who wrote "A Brief History of Time," says aliens probably exist and frets that if they discover Earth their intentions might be less like the film, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and more like the book, "A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." In the book, alien bureaucrats determine the Earth should be demolished to make way for space highway and blow the Earth up. Sorry. Nothing personal. Prepare to die. It's not such a crazy thought, says Hawking, in a Discovery Channel series. "To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking...
  • Child-puncher fined, put on probation (Wal-Mart Columbus)

    04/06/2010 5:16:36 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 25 replies · 777+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | April 6, 2010 | Bruce Cadwallader
    Child-puncher fined, put on probation Tuesday, April 6, 2010 6:12 PM By Bruce Cadwallader The Columbus Dispatch A Columbus man who admitted to punching children in the head at local Walmart stores for excitement has been sentenced to five years of probation and fined $150. Ralph Conone, 68, pleaded guilty to three counts of assault last week in Franklin County Municipal Court, according to court records. His attorney earlier told a judge that Conone suffered from mental-health issues and was not a threat to the community. At the time, Judge Mark Hummer prohibited the news media from photographing Conone so...
  • Drivers: Texting illegal in Columbus City Council passes ban; law will go into effect on May 5

    04/06/2010 4:01:13 PM PDT · by mlocher · 17 replies · 411+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | April 6, 2010 | Robert Vitale
    Cols sez u cant txt & drv after 5/5. City Council members approved a texting-while-driving ban last night within Columbus' 225 square miles. It will go into effect May 5 on all streets and highways within the city's boundaries. Although advocates expect Ohio legislators to enact a statewide ban this year, the local law's sponsor said Columbus needed to act to rein in what he called the most-dangerous behind-the-wheel distraction. "We cannot wait any longer," Councilman Andrew J. Ginther said. Columbus joins Cleveland and Toledo among the state's big cities - and Bexley among those in central Ohio - in...
  • AEP Picks Northland for 'Smart Meters' Project (Columbus, OH)

    02/09/2010 6:58:05 AM PST · by Kimberly GG · 14 replies · 395+ views
    ThisWeek Community News ^ | 1/13/10 | KEVIN PARKS
    "The diversity of the Northland area is why the conglomeration of neighborhoods was chosen for an AEP Ohio demonstration project that calls for the installation of 110,000 "smart meters." The meters not only enable the company to bill customers for their power usage, but could allow customers to control the amount of their bill. An AEP customer service representative gave a presentation on the "gridSMART" project at last week's meeting of the Northland Community Council. Virtually all of the Northland area was included in the pilot program that covers 150 square miles and encompasses parts of Columbus, Gahanna, Whitehall, Bexley,...
  • ...High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program: Cleveland-Columbus-Dayton-Cincinnati

    01/27/2010 6:41:40 PM PST · by Cindy · 48 replies · 1,084+ views ^ | January 27, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text (minus the graph) is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 27, 2010 Fact Sheet: High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program: Cleveland - Columbus - Dayton - Cincinnati Awardees: Ohio Department of Transportation Total Approximate Funding (entire corridor): $400,000,000 Benefiting State: Ohio Miles of Track: New - 250 miles This new corridor connects four major metropolitan areas in Ohio: Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati. This significant route, named the “3C Corridor,” has a length of 250 miles and will serve...
  • Columbus-Bound Flight Delayed By Otters

    12/23/2009 11:42:14 AM PST · by buccaneer81 · 44 replies · 1,165+ views
    WBNS 10TV Columbus ^ | December 23, 2009 | NA
    Columbus-Bound Flight Delayed By Otters Wednesday, December 23, 2009 6:23 AM Updated: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 7:10 AM Video Print Story E-mail Story COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Continental Airlines flight from Houston to Columbus was delayed for more than an hour Tuesday night after otters making the trip in the plane's cargo hold escaped their cages and made a break for freedom. The otters were apparently being unloaded from the plane in Houston when they managed to get loose. "People thought it was a joke at first, I think," a passenger said. Another passenger said an otter made its way...
  • CTR Vantage: Al Shabaab's Recruiting Efforts in the West

    11/05/2009 1:09:20 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 704+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM ^ | November 4, 2009 09:16 PM | By Madeleine Gruen
    SNIPPET: "The third article, titled "Al-Shabaab Recruiting in the West," takes a comprehensive look at what we know about the group's efforts to recruit fighters in the United States, and in other Western countries. The final article concerns the efficacy of the Somali president's recent diplomatic efforts in Minneapolis, Columbus, OH, and Chicago."
  • Ohio residents say cops advised them to move away

    10/30/2009 6:53:28 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 21 replies · 1,137+ views
    AP ^ | 10/30/2009 | AP
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Residents of one Ohio city are complaining that police officers are telling them if they're fed up with crime in their neighborhoods they should move out. At least two Columbus city council members have heard the complaint. An aide to Councilwoman Charleta Tavares said she has received more than 20 calls. Councilman Andrew Ginther said if police are making the comments, they're neither acceptable nor appropriate, though he said he believes most officers want to be helpful. A police spokesman said the department addresses the complaints when it's given the name of an officer. A police union...
  • Did Chinese ships discover America?

    10/21/2009 5:49:35 PM PDT · by BGHater · 28 replies · 1,447+ views
    The Province ^ | 18 Oct 2009 | Susan Lazaruk
    Researcher whose father found old maps posits 2000 BC voyage to west coast History books tell us that the first Chinese settlers to Canada arrived in Victoria about 150 years ago, but a U.S. researcher says she has solid evidence that they came earlier. Some 4,000 years earlier. That would be 3,500 years before 1492, when European explorer Christopher "Columbus sailed the ocean blue." Or 10,000 years after nomadic hunters from Eastern Siberia crossed the frozen Bering Strait during the Ice Age, a migration taken by modern scholars to account for North America's native population. Charlotte Harris Rees, a retired...
  • America Apologizes for its Own Existence

    10/18/2009 9:16:19 AM PDT · by bogusname · 18 replies · 778+ views
    CFP ^ | October 18, 2009 | Daniel Greenfield
    Last week was Columbus Day, once considered a major event, the holiday has been undergoing a decline in recent years. Columbus Day parades have met with protests and some have been deemphasized or outright eliminated. In California, Columbus Day become Indigenous People’s Day, which sounds vaguely like a Marxist terrorist group’s holiday. But while it’s tempting to put that down to California’s political correctness, in South Dakota, Columbus Day became Native American Day, and that is a trend that other states are likely to follow, as protests mounted under the aegis of La Raza (The Race- the Hispanic KKK) continue...
  • Qué han hecho con mi país?

    10/13/2009 8:48:13 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 19 replies · 668+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-12-09 | Wordsmith
    Ward Churchill (remember him?) references the book, Smallpox and the American Indian, during his testimony in his civil suit against the University of Colorado at the City and County Building in Denver, Colorado March 23, 2009. Churchill is suing the University of Colorado for wrongful termination. AP photo. Today, I picked up 2 kids I carpool to the gymnastics club from their magnet school, as I do every Monday. Apparently, there was no mention about Columbus Day. Nada. Zippo. Nothing negative or positive. But they did watch a performance by dancers dressed like Mayan/Aztec Indians; and the older one said...
  • Yesterday's SAVAGE Nation ... Columbus Day - Oct. 12, 2009

    10/13/2009 7:36:22 AM PDT · by fishtank · 12 replies · 883+ views
    Kennewick Man coverup - referenced to Columbus Day
  • Christopher Columbus: Hero or Villain? (School Districts Vary in How They Teach Explorer's Story)

    10/12/2009 6:48:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies · 1,620+ views
    CBS News ^ | 10/12/2009
    Christopher Columbus' stature in U.S. classrooms has declined somewhat through the years, and many districts will not observe the explorer's namesake holiday on Monday. Although lessons vary, many teachers are trying to present a more balanced perspective of what happened after Columbus reached the Caribbean and the suffering of indigenous populations. "The whole terminology has changed," said James Kracht, executive associate dean for academic affairs in the Texas A&M College of Education and Human Development. "You don't hear people using the world 'discovery' anymore like they used to. 'Columbus discovers America.' Because how could he discover America if there were...
  • Darker side of Columbus taught in US classrooms

    10/12/2009 8:05:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 69 replies · 1,506+ views
    AP ^ | October 12, 2009 | Christine Armario
    TAMPA, Fla. - Jeffrey Kolowith’s kindergarten students read a poem about Christopher Columbus, take a journey to the New World on three paper ships, and place the explorer’s picture on a timeline through history. Kolowith’s students learn about the explorer’s significance, but they also come away with a more nuanced picture of Columbus than the noble discoverer often portrayed in pop culture and legend. “I talk about the situation where he didn’t even realize where he was,’’ Kolowith said. “And we talked about how he was very, very mean, very bossy.’’ Columbus’s stature in US classrooms has declined somewhat through...
  • Socialist American Indians Dissed Homeless, Capitalist Christopher Columbus

    10/12/2009 4:35:21 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 9 replies · 1,043+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 10/12/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
    In fourteen hundred ninety-two. Columbus sailed the ocean blue. The native American Indian tribes in Christopher Columbus's time were probably less socialist than they are today - dominated by so many Indian Affairs bureaus, state programs, and other governmental agencies which help (overregulate) every aspect of Indian life, so much so that their culture is not so much now perceived as brave, self sufficient warriors as much as politically correct dependents on Big Gov, who have been blessed with gambling enterprises, and who object to the franchising of Indian logos adopted by sports teams, especially those evil Cleveland Indians...
  • Is Columbus Day Sailing Off the Calendar? (Now "Fall Weekend")

    10/11/2009 7:22:47 PM PDT · by onehitfrag · 38 replies · 1,052+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10-11-09
    The tradition of honoring Christopher Columbus for sailing the ocean blue in 1492 is facing rougher seas than the Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria. Philadelphia's annual Columbus Day parade was canceled. Brown University this year renamed the holiday "Fall Weekend" following a campaign by a Native American student group opposed to celebrating an explorer who helped enslave some of the people he "discovered." And while the Italian adventurer is generally thought to have arrived in the New World on Oct. 12, 517 years ago on Monday, his holiday is getting bounced all over the calendar. Tennessee routinely celebrates it the...
  • A Darker Side of Columbus Emerges in US Classrooms

    10/11/2009 8:18:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 83 replies · 2,402+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 11, 2009
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Jeffrey Kolowith's kindergarten students read a poem about Christopher Columbus, take a journey to the New World on three paper ships and place the explorer's picture on a timeline through history. Kolowith's students learn about the explorer's significance -- though they also come away with a more nuanced picture of Columbus than the noble discoverer often portrayed in pop culture and legend. ''I talk about the situation where he didn't even realize where he was,'' Kolowith said. ''And we talked about how he was very, very mean, very bossy.'' Columbus' stature in U.S. classrooms has declined...