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5:41 pm
Tue September 27, 2011

Bill Introduced To Include Sexual Orientation To Civil Rights Act

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A bill has been introduced in the Ohio legislature that would expand the civil rights act to include sexual orientation. This legislation has been introduced before but this time around, the legislature is controlled by some of the most conservative Republicans the state has seen in a long time. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

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Crime
4:47 pm
Tue September 27, 2011

Suspect In Central State Athlete's Death In Custody

Police say a man suspected of fatally shooting a Central State University football player at a Dayton nightclub has turned himself in.

Police say 30-year-old Jason Shern turned himself in Tuesday. Police Sgt. Dan Mauch says an arrest warrant charging Shern with murder and felonious assault was issued last week. Court records do not list Shern's attorney.

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Books
11:58 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Book Nook: Feast Day of Fools, by James Lee Burke

The first time I interviewed James Lee Burke the year was 1997 and he came out to the station to talk about his novel "Cimarron Rose." That book went on to win the Edgar Award for that year.

That interview was the beginning of a wonderful connection with one of America's greatest writers. Burke just published his 30th novel, "Feast Day of Fools."  The author is now 75 years old and while he has slowed down a little bit; he no longer goes out on book tours, his writing gets more powerful with each successive book.

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Nature
10:33 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: September 27 - October 3, 2011

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Poor Will’s Almanack for the Third Week of Early Fall.

Wind comes in ahead of the first October cold, pulling off foliage from box elders and sycamores, red Virginia creepers, and elms, blowing hickory leaves into the rivers. Early in the morning, Orion lies in the middle of the southern sky. The locust trees and cottonwoods, the grape vines and the milkweed leaves are gold. Black walnut trees are bare.

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Environment
8:47 am
Tue September 27, 2011

C8 panel to release health findings by July 2012

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A science panel studying the possible health effects of a chemical known as C8 plans to release its findings by July 2012.

Media outlets report that the three-member C8 Science Panel discussed its studies of the chemical, also called perfluorooctanoic acid, during a public meeting Monday evening in Parkersburg.

Panel member David Savitz told the crowd of about 50 that the scientists recognize the financial and emotional stakes and public health consequences.

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