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9:09 am
Tue December 21, 2010

Poor Will's Almanack: December 21 – 27, 2010

Flickr Creative Commons user Lucinda M

Poor Will’s Almanack for the third week of early winter, the fourth week of the natural year

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Arts & Culture
6:59 pm
Mon December 20, 2010

Conrad's Corner: December 20, 2010

Julie Moore reads her poem, "Liquid."

Books
11:10 am
Mon December 20, 2010

Book Nook: Euphemania - Our Love Affair with Euphemisms, Ralph Keyes (Part 1)

Euphemistic language is a staple of polite conversation. We use euphemisms to dance around delicate subjects. We say someone has "passed away" when we don't wish to say that they have died. We refer to the "restroom" when we don't want to say that we are headed off to the toilet. The term "friendly fire" is a military euphemism for the unfortunate occasions when soldiers have killed their fellow soldiers by mistake.

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Arts & Culture
6:59 pm
Thu December 16, 2010

Conrad's Corner: December 16, 2010

Conrad Balliet reads Rita Coleman's poem, "Moon Wisdom."

Education
4:19 pm
Wed December 15, 2010

Kasich Wants Return to 5 Ohio Snow Days

Ohio's governor-elect has put more school calamity days on his agenda, after some lobbying that started at home.

Republican John Kasich says his 10-year-old daughter Reese brought up the issue, and he also has heard complaints from other children and parents about the cutback to three calamity days last year. Democratic Governor Ted Strickland reduced the "snow days" from five as a way to ensure more classroom time for Ohio's students.

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