When it comes to connecting with the Egyptian public, the country's new president, Mohammed Morsi, seems to have looked at what his predecessor did, and then plotted a course that is diametrically opposed.
During three decades of rule, the former president, Hosni Mubarak, would sometimes go months without making a public statement. When he did appear, it was almost always a formal presentation that seemed to emphasize the gulf between the leader and the ruled.
On Friday, August 17th Wavelength Aveda Salon & Spa presents the 2nd Annual WYSO Hair Cut-A-Thon. It's from 5:30 to 8:30pm at 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs. Get your summer haircut for $20. It's the perfect chance to make sure you're looking your best for the WYSO Community Concert later that weekend. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT WYSO. Special thanks to the Wavelength stylists for volunteering their time.
House Republicans have gone through with their promise: The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder, claiming that he is under contempt for failing to turn over documents related to the failed gun-walking operation Fast and Furious.
Tana French just published her fourth novel in a mystery series that features the Dublin Murder Squad. The book immediately entered the New York Times top ten list for fiction. I taped a phone interview with French while she was in New York recently on book tour. Here's my mini-review of the book that ran in the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News-Sun:
When Peter Heller sat down to work on his first novel, all he knew was that he wanted to have the experience of writing without knowing the ending. As an expedition kayaker, Heller was already the author of many works of travel and outdoor-adventure writing. With his debut novel, The Dog Stars, Heller returned to fiction — his first love. But as the novel took a post-apocalyptic turn, he found himself relying on his real-life scrapes and survival skills.
A task force that aims to increase the number of Ohioans with college degrees is convening for the first time.
The 31-member Complete College Ohio task force is led by Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro. The group is charged with finding ways to help a greater number of students plan for, pay for and complete their education.
The first meeting Monday is being hosted by Bowling Green State University.