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11:13 am
Tue September 13, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: September 13 - 19

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

When autumn leafturn starts near equinox in the Midwest, the deciduous trees are bare in northern Canada.  In Oregon and Maine, foliage colors are approaching their greatest brilliance. In the Rocky Mountains, bull elks are mustering their harems, and snow is falling.  Along the 40th Parallel, the smoky tint of last week’s canopy quickly becomes clear and bright.

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Business & Technology
8:31 am
Tue September 13, 2011

Cleveland casino swamped with job applications

Adam Tinworth

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland's new casino already has received 10 times more applications for dealer jobs than the number of openings, and the deadline for applying is still weeks away.

The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland began accepting applications on its website last Wednesday for 500 dealers and supervisors. The Plain Dealer reports that by Monday the developer had fielded more than 5,000 applications and expected to easily double that number by the Sept. 30 cutoff.

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Politics
8:24 am
Tue September 13, 2011

Obama to promote jobs plan in Boehner's home state

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is heading to the home state of his chief GOP antagonist on Capitol Hill, House Speaker John Boehner, to promote his jobs plan.

The president's trip to swing-state Ohio on Tuesday is part of a high-profile public sales push to get his $447 billion plan through a divided Congress. It comes a day after White House officials revealed that they plan to pay for the legislation with higher taxes, earning criticism from Boehner and other congressional Republicans.

Politics
5:25 pm
Mon September 12, 2011

Senator Portman Talks Defense Spending Ahead Of "Supercommittee" Work

Both of Ohio’s U.S.senators were in Cleveland Sunday, participating in an interfaith commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Republican Sen. Rob Portman says defending the U.S. against future attacks remains a priority, and one he’ll have a special responsibility to balance over the next three months. For Ohio Public Radio, Kabir Bhatia reports.

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Politics
4:42 pm
Mon September 12, 2011

Proposed Congressional map lumps 2 Ohio GOP seats

US House member Mike Turner says a proposed new Congressional map for Ohio combines his district with that of a fellow Republican. That could set up a possible face-off.

A spokesman for Turner said today (Monday) that the plan combines the districts of Turner and U.S. Rep. Steve Austria. Turner, a former Dayton mayor, has comfortably won Ohios 3rd district in every election since 2004.

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