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9:45 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Obama, Biden Visit Crowd Of 9,500 In Ohio

President Obama addresses a crowd of over 9,500 at triangle park in Dayton, Ohio on Tuesday.
Credit Emily McCord

President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden campaigned in Ohio Tuesday. At Dayton’s triangle park, he urged supporters to vote early and worked to fire up the base two weeks before the election. Mr. Obama accused Republican challenger Mitt Romney of being all over the map on foreign policy, education, and hit him hard on his position on the auto industry.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Conrad's Corner: October 23, 2012

Conrad Balliet reads Gary Pacernick's poem, "There Once was a Little Man."

Books
11:46 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Book Nook: The Great Railroad Revolution-the History of Trains in America, by Christian Wolmar

The development of the railroad system in America was instrumental in the expansion of the nation that took place during the 19th Century. Without the railroads things might have turned out rather differently.

Christian Wolmar has written extensively about railroads. In "The Great Railroad Revolution," Wolmar's scintillating history of the development of the railroad system in America, readers will discover how this crucial expansion of railroads took place.

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Nature
8:35 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: October 23 - 29, 2012

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Poor Will's Almanack for the third week of Middle Fall.

It wasn’t that long ago that all the workings of the world were great mysteries. Since people didn’t know what kinds of forces made the weather, they gave equal weight to a regular rain shower and a shower of frogs (yes, there have been showers of frogs). Stories about amazing weather phenomena were popular not only because they were different, but because people couldn’t figure out at all why they were occurring. Some people… a lot of people… thought the unusual events were signs from heaven.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Conrad's Corner: October 22, 2012

Conrad Balliet reads Maureen Fry's poem, "Bracelets."

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