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Nature
8:35 am
Tue December 20, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: December 20 - 26, 2011

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Poor Will's Almanack for the Third Week of Early Winter.

The daughter of a friend of mine came to see me the other day, enquiring about how one might go about studying the natural world.

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Health
12:07 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

New Head for Dayton VA Medical Center

The Dayton VA Medical Center has a new director.  The Center that serves some A southwest Ohio medical center that serves some 37,000 veterans says Glenn Costie took over today.

The Dayton VA Medical center, which was rocked by dental clinic hygiene problems, says he is committed to delivering high quality and safe care to veterans.

Costie was the director at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO, the last two-plus years. He spent much of his 27-year VA career at Cleveland's VA Medical Center.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Mon December 19, 2011

WYSO Weekend: December 18, 2011

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for December 18, 2011 containing the following stories:

-The latest installment of the SOCHE Talks: All of Ohio is Open for Business

-An excerpt of Juliet Fromholt's interview with the Smug Brothers from this week's Kaleidoscope.

-Emily McCord interviews Kelly Fox of Yellow Springs about the village tradition of delivering flour and sugar to widows around the holidays.

Environment
8:03 am
Mon December 19, 2011

Group Says Ohio Has Most 'Green' School Projects

A report praises Ohio for having more environmentally-friendly school projects under way than any other
state.

The nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council says the state has 315 school projects registered and certified under the council's LEED program. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and provides a set of international standards for energy-efficient and environmentally friendly methods and
materials.

Environment
7:17 am
Mon December 19, 2011

Boehner Backs Bill to Keep Alive Ohio Uranium Plant

House Speaker John Boehner says he would support legislation to allow the Obama administration to spend an estimated $150 million to help a uranium enrichment project in Southern Ohio move forward.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that a bill is expected to be introduced by members of the Ohio congressional delegation and could reach the House floor next month.

The Piketon plant would be at the site of a former gaseous diffusion plant that enriched uranium during the Cold War.  It would produce enriched uranium for use in generating electricity at nuclear power plants.

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