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2008-07-15 21:00:00

By Marla Matzer Rose, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 15--On the heels of making deep cuts in its schedule at Port Columbus and elsewhere, American Airlines plans to lay off 55 workers in Columbus. The airline, the fourth-largest carrier of passengers at Port Columbus for the year to date, disclosed the cuts in a filing with the state of Ohio under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. In part, American's letter read: "It is quite clear that we can no longer...

2008-07-15 15:00:00

By Mike Pramik, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 15--Cardinal Health has agreed to pay a fine of $105,000 to settle a charge by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy that it supplied an illicit online operation with dangerous drugs. The fine relates to Cardinal's shipments of controlled substances to Caringwell Pharmacy in Dublin from November 2006 until March 2007. The board said Cardinal provided addictive drugs, including prescription painkillers and anxiety medication, to Caringwell from...

2008-07-15 12:01:00

By -- Alan Johnson, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 15--A dispute about a preapproval requirement for a handful of expensive drugs used to treat serious mental illnesses boiled over to the legislature yesterday. State Rep. Lynn R. Wachtmann, R-Napoleon, chairman of the House Health Committee, and Sen. Kevin J. Coughlin, R-Cuyahoga Falls, head of the Senate Health, Human Services and Aging Committee, sent Gov. Ted Strickland a letter asking him to "abandon plans to limit access to...

2008-07-15 06:00:57

By Nicquel Terry, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 15--They're popular, gas-friendly and stylish. But doctors say the increasing number on the road is likely to mean more people coming into emergency rooms. They're motorized scooters. Health officials say numbers on individual scooter accidents often aren't tracked, but Mount Carmel West physician Jeffrey Thurston said he's observed a spike in injuries from scooter accidents. Thurston, an internal- medicine physician, said he...

2008-07-15 06:00:36

By Aaron Beck, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 15--If the name "John Mellencamp" still evokes pop songs such as Jack & Diane, Hurts So Good or R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A., the singer's 20th album, Life Death Love and Freedom, ought to muddy those associations. The album, released today, is a carry-over of the loose, spare, electric Appalachian blues approach that producer and guitarist T Bone Burnett applied to Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' Raising Sand album last year. At first...

2008-07-15 06:00:36

By Kristy Eckert, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 15--As frontman for the Black Swans, Columbus musician Jerry DeCicca uses his guitar to make slow folk-rock music. As Dr. Silverfoot, he uses balloons to make all sorts of whimsical figures -- pink piglets, monkeys climbing trees, fish on the ends of poles. Admittedly, the twin pursuits represent an anomaly. "It's totally different, opposite personas," said DeCicca, 34. "They're just two totally different ends of who I am."...

2008-07-15 06:00:36

By Nick Chordas, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 15--'The Bank Job' R, $29.95 The thoroughly engaging piece of pulp entertainment -- a hard-boiled heist flick set in 1970s London -- should find the audience it deserves on video. Jason Statham wisely breaks from the ridiculous Transporter series to play Terry Leather, a Baker Street villain who recruits a gang of fellow blue-collar crooks to pull off a daring bank robbery. Based on the 1971 Lloyds Bank robbery, The Bank Job is...

2008-07-15 00:00:33

By Nicquel Terry, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 14--They're popular, gas-friendly and stylish. But doctors say the increasing number on the road is likely to mean more people coming into emergency rooms. They're motorized scooters. Health officials say numbers on individual scooter accidents often aren't tracked, but Mount Carmel West physician Jeffrey Thurston said he's observed a spike in injuries from scooter accidents. Thurston, an internal-medicine physician, said he has...

2008-07-14 15:00:38

By Misti Crane, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 13--Reports of central Ohio residents sickened by E. coli began to accumulate in mid-June, worrying public-health workers who began in earnest to look for a cause. At the same time, Nebraska Beef executives were finding that samples of meat were positive for the sometimes-deadly bacteria. But no meat was pulled from the food supply, and no warnings were issued until June 25. It was July 3 by the time the company recalled 5.3 million...

2008-07-14 06:00:00

By Dean Narciso, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 14--The planners of Dublin's World War II memorial got a shock when they opened the single bid for its construction: A project they expected to cost about $337,000 would cost $200,000 more. Contractors who are skittish about unstable prices for fuel and construction materials are overbidding, or simply not bidding, on municipal projects. Bidding high allows contractors to hedge their risks by covering unexpected price hikes. But doing...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin