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2008-07-27 12:00:28

By Tim Feran, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 27--Nah, that little drip under the sink is nothing to worry about. I'll put it off until I get around to it. Beware those words. They could cost you in the long run. Doing household maintenance may be a drag that is easily put off, but home renovators say people should stay after simple things such as keeping the gutters clear of leaves and the caulking in the bathroom fresh. If you don't pay a little today, you'd better be prepared...

2008-07-27 06:00:29

By Jonathan Riskind and Jack Torry, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 27--Company files request for aid to build Piketon plant The company seeking to build a $3.5 billion uranium-enrichment plant in Piketon, Ohio, requested government support for the project Friday. As long expected, USEC submitted an application for a federal loan guarantee that some experts consider crucial to the company's hopes of building a plant that would employ hundreds on the site of the old enrichment...

2008-07-27 06:00:28

By Jennifer Smith Richards, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 27--Metro High School was built on a basic principle: Good enough isn't good enough. Now it has some proof that it's living up to that. The first group of Metro sophomores has scored impressively on the Ohio Graduation Tests, when compared with their peers in Franklin County and statewide. The science- and math-focused school: --Has the second-best passing rate in math, compared with preliminary graduation-test data from...

2008-07-27 06:00:23

By Molly Willow, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 27--Much will have changed for the characters when Mad Men returns tonight for its second season. Yet, in keeping with the sometimes-opaque nature of the AMC series, not all will become apparent immediately. The sleek show, set at a Madison Avenue advertising agency in the early 1960s, averaged about 1 million viewers in its first season but earned Emmy nominations for best drama and for two of its actors. It has already won Golden...

2008-07-25 12:00:54

By Frank Gabrenya, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 25--All comedy exaggerates human behavior to score laughs, but it always has to spring from some sort of reality. So we laugh at Felix and Oscar or the rockers in This Is Spinal Tap or the guys who crash weddings to bed women because we recognize such people. What reality, though, could have spawned the central characters in Step Brothers? Brennan (Will Ferrell) and Dale (John C. Reilly) are 40-year-old adults who each live with a...

2008-07-25 12:00:48

By Alan Johnson, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 25--Niki Schwartz, the Cleveland lawyer who helped negotiate a peaceful end to the 1993 Lucasville prison riot, will mediate a settlement of two sexual-harassment cases in the attorney general's office. Sessions will begin Aug. 18 to resolve complaints by Cindy Stankoski and Vanessa Stout. The women's complaints filed against Anthony Gutierrez, then head of general services for former Attorney General Marc Dann, were the first trickle...

2008-07-25 09:01:04

By Sarah Pulliam, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 25--Cheryl Hagerty helped hundreds of adults land jobs for nearly 30 years, but now she's the one job-hunting. Hagerty spent 16 years helping adults improve literacy skills during her time as coordinator of Union County's Adult Basic and Literacy Education, but county commissioners recently pulled about $50,000 from the program to give to other adult-education programs. Yesterday, commissioners met with state ABLE representatives and...

2008-07-25 00:00:27

By Alan Johnson, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 24--Niki Schwartz, the Cleveland lawyer who helped negotiate a peaceful end to the 1993 Lucasville prison riot, will mediate a settlement of two sexual-harassment cases in the attorney general's office. Sessions will begin Aug. 18 to resolve complaints by Cindy Stankoski and Vanessa Stout. The women's complaints filed against Anthony Gutierrez, then head of general services for former Attorney General Marc Dann, were the first trickle...

2008-07-24 06:01:05

By Encarnacion Pyle, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 24--Two days after Rebekah Gee was flown to Ohio State University for medical care, she returned to Philadelphia last night because her husband's condition had worsened. OSU President E. Gordon Gee canceled two appearances yesterday so he could go with her on a medical helicopter. Dr. Rebekah Gee and Dr. Allan Moore were injured July 12 when their scooter collided with a sport-utility vehicle in Philadelphia. Moore, 31, has been...

2008-07-24 06:00:53

By Encarnacion Pyle, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 24--Columbus State Community College should enroll more students, help them be more successful and reward employees based on merit, according to a new set of goals that trustees will vote on tonight. The goals are part of the school's effort to become more attractive and affordable to students, trustee Bill Dolan said. "We were the first to commit to freeze tuition. We created scholarships for students 25 (years old) and up, and...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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