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7:59 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Conrad's Corner: November 22, 2011

Julie Moore reads Marsha Bush's poem, "Letter to My Mother"

Statewide News
4:17 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Election Law Foes Submit More Signatures

After a setback last week, opponents of Ohio's new elections law submitted additional signatures in hopes of putting the measure before voters in a 2012 repeal effort.

Democrats and their allies loaded a U-Haul truck full of more than 166,000 signatures to deliver to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's just more than a week after he said they were more than 9,500 short of the roughly 231,000 they needed.

Among other changes, the election overhaul shortens the swing state's early voting period.

Around the Miami Valley
12:42 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Occupy Dayton Agrees to Move Temporarily

The Occupy Dayton movement has agreed to temporarily relocate to Dave Hall Plaza on Main Street. The agreement was reached to allow for the set up of the annual Grande Illumination light display. The group was somewhat divided after Sandy Gudorf, the president of the Downtown Dayton Partnership, approached the occupiers with the proposal for temporary relocation.

However, at a general assembly meeting, a majority of the occupiers voted in favor of the relocation for the ceremony. Occupier Dana Fleetham says there was disagreement leading up to the decision to move.

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Books
11:20 am
Tue November 22, 2011

Book Nook: Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes, by William Kennedy

A new book by William Kennedy is an event. It has been almost a decade since his last one. The latest, "Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes," is the eighth book in his now legendary Albany Cycle.

This one features a rare foray outside of New York State. His protagonist, Daniel Quinn is introduced in a brief prologue set in 1930's Albany. Bing Crosby makes an appearance. Kennedy explains in this interview how he had always wanted to include a particular Crosby song in a novel.

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Statewide News
4:44 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Ohio Ban On Exotic Animals Proposed

A study group is proposing that Ohio ban new ownership of venomous snakes, monkeys, tigers and other dangerous animals with only limited exceptions.

The group has been holding expedited meetings since last month, when police were forced to kill 48 wild animals — including endangered Bengal tigers — after their owner freed them from his Zanesville farm and then committed suicide.

A summary of the group's input and state agencies' recommendations for new regulations was obtained by The Associated Press on Monday, after the group's final meeting.

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