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12:55 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Book Nook: Several Short Sentences about Writing, by Verlyn Klinkenborg

Verlyn Klinkenborg is one of my favorite writers. He just published a wonderful book about writing.

In "Several Short Sentences about Writing" Klinkenborg gets down to the basics; our sentences. How do we write them?

When we were children we knew how to tell stories. Then we went to school. That is where we supposedly learned how to write. Klinkenborg suggests that the ways we were taught to write are wrong.

So forget all your notions about writing. Listen to this interview. Then you'll probably want to read the book.

 

Education
12:42 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

UD Gets Air Force Research Grant

A research center at the University of Dayton has won a $42.2 million dollar contract from the U.S. Air Force.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the contract awarded to the UD’s Research Institute will maintain 30 existing jobs at the facility.

And another $1.2 million contract from GE Aviation for related research will create as many as five new positions there.

The Air Force contract is for research and development in advanced power and thermal management technologies for hypersonic and long-range aircraft.

The Economy
8:35 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Sherrod Brown Says Recovery Act Working in Ohio

Republicans have been very effective in tying the slow economy to President Obama. But in Ohio, the recovery is more noticeable than most states. At the Democratic National Convention, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is urging delegates to spread that message. 

Like most Democrats at the Convention, Sherrod Brown is keen to remind people that the Great Recession began under the Bush Administration.  He told Ohio delegates that in George Bush’s last month in office the U.S. lost 800 thousand jobs.  By 2010, Ohio’s jobless rate was 10 ½ percent. 

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Conrad's Corner: September 5, 2012

Gary Mitchner reads his poem, "Gregory Winner."

Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Conrad's Corner: September 5, 2012

Gary Mitchner reads his poem, "Gregory Winner."

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