5 Steps to Compelling, Informative Illustrations


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5 Steps to Compelling, Informative Illustrations

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  2. 2. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu 1. Plan ahead. 2. Generate ideas — lots of ideas. 3. Look beyond the obvious. 4. Explore your options. 5. Speak with one voice.
  3. 3. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu {Step 1} Plan ahead. Identify annual story topics and evergreens and anticipate upcoming big stories. Ex: new teachers, sports seasons, anniversaries, elections (levies, school board, student council), prom, graduation
  4. 4. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu High-School Football Preview Special Sections
  5. 5. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu FRIDAY • AUGUST 22, 2008 $.50 Price may vary outside Franklin County Summer conditioning is a distant memory. Two-a-days have come and gone. Drill after monotonous drill has been completed. The fields are lined. The helmets are shined. The players are primed. It’s time. INSIDE • City League: 2Catholic League: 3 • Central Capital Conference: • Ohio Mid-State League: 74,5 /// Schedules: 6 • • For continuing coverage, visit Dispatch.com/highschools DISPATCH PHOTO ILLUSTRATION PRESENTED BY
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  9. 9. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2009 D I S P AT C H P H O T O B Y F R E D S Q U I L L A N T E
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  14. 14. BREAKING NEWS: DISPATCH.COM to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Insight SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2007 Choosing a winner When crowning a champion, judges think with their stomachs By Charlie Zimkus | THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH O hio’s elite cattle, lambs, pigs and chickens will be on display and auctioned off at the Ohio State Fair’s Sale of Champions at 2 p.m. today, earning their exhibitors thousands of dollars. π But what separates a champion from the hundreds of others that compete in each category during the fair? π The answer lies not only in how they look, but in how they’ll taste. π A champion market animal should produce the most high-quality meat. Even an animal’s movements and flexibility are used as signs that it will yield a tasty steak, ham or chop. π It takes experience to predict such things — as the state fair judges’ lengthy resumes can attest — but knowing even the basic characteristics of ideal livestock can help you pick a champion. ON THE WEB ∑ Watch a video of judge Ron Guenther inspecting the Grand Champion market lamb at Dispatch.com/ multimedia. czimkus@dispatch.com Market beef When selecting a champion steer or heifer, Judge Steve Reimer looks for quality beef and balanced physical traits — such as muscle definition at the forearm, shoulder, back and loin. In addition to judging beef across the country, Reimer, a rancher in South Dakota, has judged in Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. But the Ohio State Fair has one of the best competitions, he said. Why Ohio? “It’s tradition,” he said. “Just like that Ohio football team, they’re hard to beat.” They must be good. Last year’s champion steer sold for $58,500. IDEAL MARKET STEER UNDESIRABLE BODY TYPES A champion steer has a well-proportioned, balanced body and heavy muscle through his prime beefyielding areas. He also needs the proper foot and leg structure in order to walk gracefully in front of the judge — not an easy task for an animal that typically weighs 1,150 to 1,325 pounds. ∑ overly fat ∑ square top ∑ heavy through neck and shoulders ∑ thicker at top than through lower quarter full, wide through rump muscular back and loin ∑ lightly muscled ∑ narrow top ∑ narrow through lower quarter ∑ legs close together level top trim, neat throat, dewlap and brisket trim middle long, deep, muscular quarter muscular forearm heavy boned wide-set legs FOOT AND LEG PLACEMENT (These guidelines also generally apply to lambs and barrows.) REAR LEG SET too straight (posty) FRONT LEG SET too curved (sickled) structurally correct Market lamb Judge Ron Guenther, a livestock consultant in Powell, likes a lamb with “flash, style and presence.” “If two lambs are equal, you pick the one that looks good to you, that looks good to everyone,” he said. Market lambs are shown sheared, but judges still have to handle the animals along the ribs to determine their muscle and finish, or fat content. “You want neither too little nor too much fat,” said Guenther, who has judged for more than 40 years. “You need enough finish for good marbling. It gives the meat longevity in the cooler.” Last year’s top market lamb fetched $18,000. bowlegged cow hocked over at the knee (buck kneed) back at the knee weak pasterns (calf kneed) structurally correct bowlegged knockkneed splayfooted (toed out) IDEAL MARKET LAMB UNDESIRABLE BODY TYPES The target weight for a market lamb is between 115 and 135 pounds, but it’s the location, quantity and quality of the meat that determines a champion. A lamb should have the perfect combination of muscle in its leg, loin and rack. ∑ excess fat over ribs ∑ heavy through neck and shoulders ∑ heavy breasted ∑ too much fat on inside of leg and between the legs pigeon-toed (toed in) long hindsaddle rump loin level top and underline muscular rack lean neck smooth shoulder thick, muscular loin ideal amount of fat over ribs deep, full, muscular leg heavy boned Ohio State Fair ∑ lightly muscled ∑ flat ribbed ∑ narrow top ∑ fine boned ∑ legs close together ∑ flat, narrow leg bulging, muscular forearm, or shank deep, full leg wide-set legs Market barrows “I like a barrow that is structurally correct,” judge Gary Childs said. “He should stand square on his feet with all toes pointing in the same direction.” When Childs — a show-pig breeder in Pelham, Ga. — judged his fourth Ohio State Fair, he was looking for a barrow, or neutered male pig, with good volume through the center and a strong, muscular top. “I look at them from all angles,” Childs said, “both sides, front, rear, top and bottom.” It’s important that Childs be this thorough; a lot is riding on his decision. Last year’s champion barrow sold for $23,000. IDEAL MARKET BARROW UNDESIRABLE BODY TYPES The key is to have quality meat in the right places — the ham and rump — and have legs that are strong and flexible enough to carry around his 260 to 270 pounds. ∑ wide top ∑ lightly muscled ∑ fat through center and lower portion of ham square, wide rump prominent shoulder blade lean, muscular top (butterfly shape) long, thick, well-muscled body When judging, Audrey McElroy, professor of poultry science at Virginia Tech, looks for quantity and quality of meat in the breasts, thighs and drumsticks. “I like a bird that is shaped like a wide shoebox,” she said, “wide at the front and just as wide at the back.” Unlike other fair competitions, meat chickens are judged in threes. Chicken processing goes more smoothly if the birds are the same size and shape, and the exhibitors’ pens should reflect that. Last year’s champions sold for $10,000. ∑ wide top ∑ lightly muscled ∑ overly fat ∑ underdeveloped ham ∑ legs close together dimple flexible hock wide chest deep ham heavy boned wide-set legs thick, muscular ham Meat chickens ∑ narrow body ∑ lean top, but lightly muscled ∑ legs close together IDEAL MEAT CHICKEN UNDESIRABLE BODY TYPE This competition is for male broilers, which weigh 7 or fewer pounds at about 7 weeks old. Using a male White Plymouth Rock as an example, a champion should exhibit these characteristics: In addition to being free of dirt, bruises and broken bones, a quality meat chicken should not display these shortcomings: broad, flat back narrow, sloping back healthy comb, thick at base bright, alert eyes broad, deep breast lengthy keel, or underbelly thin, discolored comb small, sunken, cloudy eyes ample heart girth thin, shallow breast short keel well-proportioned beak, skull Sources: American Standard of Perfection, by R. George Jaap; Dispatch research; 4-H Livestock Judging Manual; Judging Livestock, Dairy Cattle, Poultry and Crops, by H.G. Youtz; Livestock Judging, Selection and Evaluation, by Roger E. Hunsley narrow at hips narrow back narrow heart girth narrow skull G3
  15. 15. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu {Step 2} Generate ideas — lots of ideas. Read the story. Draw in the margins. Write down words. Lather, rinse, repeat.
  16. 16. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu How to become an DEA MACHiNE i or n, created on a computer ns. They can be hand-draw ideas behind your several types of illustratio There are their execution, the the studio. Regardless of tes the message shot by a photographer in tion that communica key. Arrive at an illustra veys your idea simply visual solutions are the idea in a way that con the story, and execute and tone of and effectively. ? What are you saying ry: om Where ideas come fr roach us of the sto • Recognize the foc able to the story, you should be After reading ds or less. Make sure the summarize it in 20 wor the article’s main idea. illustration communicates idea: Some stories are • Convey one clear conmulti-faceted; don’t try to complicated and most important or vey it all. Instead, find the municate it effectively interesting point and com stration. through the illu article: Readers get • Fit the tone of the art and photos, so their first impression from leading. Some your illustration isn’t mis make sure sselves to a humorous illu fun stories lend them technique would be a tration. For others, such take a more serious disastrous and you should ize the difference. approach. Recogn ce: Readers often • Speak with one voi and other design st art, headlines, graphics dige n’t confuse re diving into a story. Do elements befo y package as one unit to them. View the stor ld on each other to proensure that the pieces bui between the rmation. The relationship vide info orheadline is especially imp illustration and the ther. tant; they should work toge : This is the app • Anecdotal approach tors, who depict a often taken by book illustra . The illustration may scene described in the text or elements to add to the hum exaggerate certain or drama. ach: First boil the Chinese menu appro Write n to two or three words. story’s topic dow of a sheet of paper. Under these words on the top ges and icons which each word list all the ima when you d. Illustration ideas appear come to min ies. ges from different categor try to combine ima { * s doodling and • Stream-of-consciou n come from wordwriting: Visual ideas ofte y, write words ions. When you read a stor associat to which immediately come and draw images gins so those initial ideas mind. Draw in the mar stuck, start doodling don’t escape you. If you get ds. Puns comes to mind or write wor anything that d ideas. The trick is to not sometimes provide goo your mind wander. Often get frustrated, but to let e to you. ideas will com writing: A strong • Start with headlineaphor that you can headline may employ a met ng visuals aren’t flowing, depict visually. When stro ds. nge gears and think of wor it can help to cha Osma liezimkus.com Charlie Zimkus // dispatch.com, www.char bus Dispatch, czimkus@ Staff Artist, The Colum
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  18. 18. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu Illustrate how something feels.
  19. 19. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu S UNDAY , O CTOBER 7, 2012 COLUMBUS SCHOOLS District does 180 on data scrubbing By Bill Bush and Jennifer Smith Richards THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Columbus City Schools leaders shifted last week from saying they don’t know whether administrators were changing attendance records. Their new position: They were changing records, and they thought it was OK. The pivot came hours An ongoing Dispatch after the investigation of state audistudent data fraud tor deliverin Ohio schools ed a critical interim COMING report of his MONDAY investiga- The damage from tion’s findings, saying data scrubbing 10 Columbus schools showed evidence of “scrubbing,” or unlawfully changing records. State Auditor Dave Yost also said that whether he presses for COUNTING KIDS OUT SATURATION POINT DISPATCH INVESTIGATION Some collection agencies drown consumers in bad credit reports as a way to leverage payments they don’t owe DEBT DECEPTION By Jill Riepenhoff and Mike Wagner THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Credit reports are primary weapons for debt collectors. And lax oversight by credit-reporting agencies and loopholes in federal laws allow debt collectors to ruin the credit of unwitting consumers. - Today: Strong-arm tactics - Monday: Courts complicit - Tuesday: Medical debt Read the series online at Dispatch.com/credit. R ogue debt collectors are chasing Americans for debts they paid long ago or never owed, and they are threatening consumers with ruined credit reputations if they don’t pay. They are pursuing innocent people who share a name or an old address with the real debtor. They are hounding victims of identity theft and credit-card fraud. They are illegally pressuring people to pay debts even without original documentation that proves they owe something. Thousands of state and federal complaints See DECEPTION Page A16 See SCHOOLS Page A4 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN Negative ads’ plus side: more substance Only so much money available, experts say By Steve Wartenberg THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH There were zero casinos in Ohio five months ago. No brightly lit — and constitutionally legal — gambling palaces where optimistic patrons could double down on a pair of 10s or take a 5-cent spin on Mermaid’s Kingdom. All this has changed in what seems like the blink of an eye. When the $400 million Hollywood Casino Columbus opens on - Who nabs Monday, Ohio will casino bad have three casinos guys? ,B1 and one “racino,” about 9,200 slot machines and almost 300 table games, including blackjack, craps, roulette and poker. The state could have four casinos and seven racetracks with slots, called racinos, by 2014. All these millions of gamblers, playing thousands of games, are expected to bring in billions of dollars of revenue for the casinos, which in turn will pay about 33 percent of the take to the state. Exactly how much this will add up to is uncertain, as is the question of whether the state’s gamblers can sustain 11 gambling halls. Hollywood Casino general manager Ameet Patel welcomes the competition. See CASINOS Page A4 Casino revenue The total revenue to date from Ohio’s two casinos and one racino, plus the state’s cut. By Jessica Wehrman TOTAL REVENUE, IN MILLIONS THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH STATE’S SHARE WASHINGTON — Not that past presidential candidates were exactly nice to each other over the airwaves, but this year’s crop of TV ads is the nas- Viewers tiest in recent learn how to avoid ads ,A5 years, a new study shows. You probably won’t find too many Ohioans who will contest those results. But voters in Ohio and other swing states might be surprised to learn that many of those commercials actually contain See CAMPAIGN ADS Page A5 Can Ohio sustain all these casinos? HORSESHOE CASINO CLEVELAND Opened May 14 MAY JUNE JULY AUG. 0 $10 $20 $30 HOLLYWOOD CASINO TOLEDO Opened May 29 MAY JUNE CHARLIE ZIMKUS DISPATCH JULY
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  21. 21. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu Cincinnati takes lead in building green homes Gardeners have options to replace impatiens / H2 Talkative Carolina wrens nest in odd spots / H3 Real-estate agent starts price-guessing game / H8 At Home Section H • The Columbus Dispatch • Sunday, May 5, 2013 On the House Jim Weiker //////////////////////////// For Cincinnati homeowners, it pays to be green. The city, one of the most aggressive in the nation in encouraging environmentally friendly homebuilding, grants tax breaks to owners of homes receiving the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. Under the Cincinnati program, homeowners can eliminate property taxes for up to 15 years on improvements to a property, potentially saving tens of thousands of dollars. The result: 100 Cincinnati single-family homes have received the LEED certification. By contrast, in Columbus, one LEED single-family home has Six questions help you decide when it’s time for your first home See Weiker Page H11 Garden design Animal metaphor CHARLIE ZIMKUS Choices can soothe the senses DISPATCH By Kim Cook ASSOCIATED PRESS Ready to buy? A By Jim Weiker • THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH s homebuying season kicks into high gear, is it finally time to commit? Qualifying for a mortgage and having enough money for a down payment are only the first steps to a successful experience as a first-time buyer. Before taking the plunge, experts suggest answering these six questions. 1. Do you know the true costs of ownership? Today’s low mortgage rates are great, but don’t be seduced into thinking that the mortgage is the entire cost of owning a home. A mortgage on a $150,000 house with 10 percent down will cost about $600 a month at today’s rates. See Questions Page H9 The silky petals of a fragrant pink shrub rose; the crunchy texture of a gravel path; a nook where grass rustles and a stream runs. If you’re designing a garden, consider creating one that is a feast for the senses. Public examples that can provide inspiration include the William T. Bacon Sensory Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and the Lerner Garden of the Five Senses at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. At the Bacon, a large sycamore tree with mottled bark sits at the center, while a crab apple meadow bursts into a See Senses Page H5 Discover the Oakland Value! See our ad on H3 since 1940
  22. 22. PubDate: 03-18-2010 to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu Page: 1 D Edition: 1 Replate: User: czimkus Color:C K Y M THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2O1O $1 .00 TOURNAMENT PREVIEW After a regular season spanning November to March, the grind of league play and a frenetic conference tournament, 65 teams (down to 64 as of Tuesday night) earned the right to enter the labyrinth that is the NCAA Tournament. And now, star players such as Evan Turner of Ohio State, John Wall of Kentucky and Sherron Collins of Kansas will try to help their squads navigate the inevitable twists and turns of March Madness, with a singular goal awaiting at the end: a national championship. S TA R T 2 Evan urne Evan Turner O H I O S TAT E T AT AT 4 64 64 5 John al John Wall KENTUCKY FINISH 3 8 Andy autins Andy Rautins ndy SYRACUSE 6 Armo Basset Armon Bassett 32 32 7 OHIO UNIVERSITY 9 I2 I2 A toy metaphor II Sherro Collin Sherron Collins rro ins KANSAS I4 I4 IO IO I3 3 Jordan Crawfor Jordan Crawford ra ord X AV I E R AV INSIDE THIS SECTION » The Ohio State men have relied on six players almost exclusively down the stretch Jantel Lavender has been a rock in the middle for the Ohio State n women this season Former Hoosier Armon Bassett is leading the charge for Ohio University PAGE 2 PAGE 3 PAGE 4 Men’s regional analyses PAGES 4-5 Women’s regional analyses PAGE 6
  23. 23. PubDate: 03-26-08 to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu Page: 1 E Edition: 1 Replate: User: pmarshal Color:C K Y M FOOD Coming next week SAY CHEESE American creations WEDNESDAY MARCH 26, 2008 Healthful grains Online COOKING DEMOS Eat for Life: how to use quinoa ,E2 DispatchKitchen.com WHAT’S UP AT THE KITCHEN Food Editor Robin Davis will prepare Cheddar Cheese Risotto (see recipe, Page E3) on 10TV News HD at noon today on WBNS-TV (Channel 10). If you miss the segment, check it out on DispatchKitchen.com. CUTTING EDGE Pie contest Pie bakers might be interested in the Grove City Pie Bake-Off, set for April 26 at Monterey Care Center, 3929 Hoover Rd. Each contestant is allowed to enter one recipe — free — in each category: apple, fruit (nonapple), cream and open. All recipes must be received by April 18. After the winners are announced, pies can be sampled at the Pie Buffet for a $5 fee — with proceeds to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, call 614-875-7700. A sampling - Basic Food Group (Columbus): Jim Legg, 614-447-8168 - Chalice Organics Plus (Columbus): Mary BoydBrown, 614-447-1608 - Eagle Rock Co-op (Reynoldsburg): Kathy Mauerman, 614-755-9916 - New Friends Co-op (Granville): Teena Jennings, 740-587-4058 - Vitality Food Folk (Lancaster): Shirley McClelland, 740-5367448 Wine event Exaggerate the effects of something. E The Cincinnati Wine Festival, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, will feature winery dinners, grand tastings and a charity auction and luncheon. Admission fees vary. Call 513-723-9463 or visit www.winefestival.com. Lycopene love Red fruits and vegetables are packed with the phytonutrient lycopene, which has shown promise in protecting eyesight and preventing some types of cancer, according to Everyday Food magazine. Lycopene is found in pink and red grapefruit, red papaya and watermelon. It is also considered prominent in tomato products ranging from ketchup to pasta sauce. Heat beater Is the nonstick cooking spray Pam Professional High Heat really any different from the original product? Yes, according to Cook’s Illustrated magazine: Pans heated at high temperatures (and foods cooked in them) became Bulking up CHARLIE ZIMKUS, KATHLEEN DLABICK Families turn to buying clubs to cut cost of more-healthful eating By Aaron Beck F | THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH our years ago, the Fischer family had a monthly bill for organic groceries that equaled its mortgage payment — $1,200. ¶ “We knew we had to find another way to buy organic food cheaper,” said Sheri Fischer, who with her husband, Andy, is raising five children on vegan diets, meaning they don’t consume meat, fish, eggs, cheese or milk. ¶ In 2005, the Hilliard family joined the Columbus organic-food buying club Chalice Organics Plus. ¶ The bill DISPATCH PHOTO ILLUSTRATION since then: “$700-ish a month,” Fischer said. “It wasn’t that it was hard to sustain being vegan or buying in bulk, and it was always easy finding good food to eat in Columbus,” she recalled, “but it was cost-prohibitive to shop in a grocery store. Shaving $500 off our monthly bill is awesome for a family of seven.” Organic food today is as common as Wonder Bread — everywhere from independent grocers such as Weiland’s Gourmet Market and the Hills Market to chains such as Giant Eagle and Wal-Mart. Despite its ubiquity, organic food See BULKING UP Page E3 - Recipes from Chalice Organics Plus members ,E3
  24. 24. For breaking news, visit Dispatch.com. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu WHAT’S UP AT THE KITCHEN - Food Editor Robin Davis will prepare the Grilled Vegetable Platter With Summer Vinaigrette (see recipe, Page E3) at noon today on 10TV News HD on WBNS-TV (Channel 10). For the first time, the cooking segment will be presented in high definition. Check out the segments at DispatchKitchen.com. CHRONICLE BOOKS A grilled-vegetable platter Grilled veggies a snap to make - Join the “Wine 101” class from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Dispatch Kitchen in the North Market, 59 Spruce St., as part of the market’s Food Ohio Wine Festival. Chris Dillman, sommelier at Rosendale’s, will teach the class. Wines will be accompanied by foods from chef John Dornback of Basi Italia. The cost is $25. To register, call 614-4639664. By Diane Rossen Worthington TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES CUTTING EDGE Ohio wines Exaggerate! Check out the Food Ohio Wine Festival this weekend at the North Market, 59 Spruce St. The event will kick off from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday with a preview party of some of the finest Ohio wines. Tickets cost $20, including a souvenir glass and 10 tasting tickets. Throughout the day Saturday and Sunday, customers can buy a tasting admission for $5 and receive a souvenir glass and two tasting tickets while enjoying the farmers’ market on Saturday and a craft fair on Sunday. For more information, call 614-463-9664. CHARLIE ZIMKUS DISPATCH Sugar daddies I remember the first time I saw a platter of grilled vegetables. It was in a little trattoria in northern Italy, and I thought it was one of the most beautiful displays of color I had ever seen. Scarlet tomatoes and bell peppers, dark-green zucchini and asparagus, and golden yellow squash on a simple white platter — it looked like a painting. At the time, I remember thinking I had never seen anything like that on an American menu. Years later, grilled vegetables have become a much-loved dish in restaurants nationwide. They are also easy to prepare at home. The colorful vegetables work as a side dish or a first course. The key to perfect grilled vegetables is to make sure they are branded with grill marks on the outside and just cooked through inside. The grill should be medium-high so the vegetables can cook evenly. Be as creative as you like by selecting the freshest vegetables available at the market. You can add husked corn, whole portobello mushrooms and even peeled avocado halves for a more elaborate platter. I like to finish the vegetables with a drizzling of herbed summer vinaigrette. Fresh basil, chives and parsley are a welcome addition to this classic vinaigrette. Any remaining vinaigrette is wonderful on a simple green salad; sliced ripe tomatoes or a pasta salad; or even as a nice finish to grilled chicken or fish. If time is short, just drizzle the grilled vegetables with lemon juice and a fruity olive oil instead of the vinaigrette. I like to make extra grilled
  25. 25. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu Use scale to your advantage.
  26. 26. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu $2.00 SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013 DISPATCH.COM Columbus spends $32M to fix roads / B1 Michigan will play Louisville for title / C1 Wendy’s struggling with breakfast / D1 Shakespeare helps autistic kids / F1 Ohio politics Support for term limits vanishing Inside: Coupons worth up to $212 Coupon values vary by delivery zone. Dispatch special report Statewide electricity rates show dramatic differences in Ohio, sometimes even between neighbors By Darrel Rowland THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH High: 66 • Low: 50 Details on Page B10 Secret deal with Pakistan started CIA’s drone war In a backroom bargain in June 2004, a U.S. drone killed a Pashtun tribesman fighting Pakistan’s army. In exchange, the U.S. got access to airspace it had long sought to hunt down its own enemies. The deal helped move the CIA from spy agency to paramilitary organization, and launched years of controversy both in Pakistan and the U.S. • Page A3 Only a third of Ohioans say the General Assembly has its priorities straight. Just a quarter trust lawmakers and others in state government “to do what is right” at least most of the time. And a mere sixth believe term limits enacted by Ohio voters more than 20 years ago have made the legislature better. What do those who have worked with state legislators for decades say about that last finding from a Saperstein Associates poll for The Dispatch? “I think term limits has been sort of a disaster,” said Larry Long, who’s spent the past 39 years with the County Commissioners Association of Ohio. See Term limits Page A10 Two decades after prison riot, guard’s son can’t move on Public health Give inanimate objects emotions. Emergency department waits vary By Ben Sutherly THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Hurry up and wait. That’s the uncomfortable reality for many local emergency-department patients. And which hospital you go to is a major factor in how long you wait. That finding comes from local hospital data recently made public for the first time by the federal government. A typical patient admitted to Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center through an emergency department spends more than nine hours there until moving to a room elsewhere in the hospital. That is from the time someone shows See Emergency Page A14 CHARLIE ZIMKUS DISPATCH Power prices poles apart C By Dan Gearino • THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH ELINA, Ohio — A household in this city along the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys pays about $91 for the same amount of electricity that costs about $153 in rural parts of Butler County, about 80 miles south. • The gap is the result of an Ohio electricity system whose inequity is stark but whose details are not widely known or understood. • Among the 52 largest electricity utilities, Celina, in northwestern Ohio, has the lowest rates; several rural electricity cooperatives See Power prices Page A12 - DISPATCH.COM: CHECK YOUR RATE AND COMPARE BY USING OUR INTERACTIVE MAP. Bobby Vallandingham doesn’t flinch when telling how he feels 20 years after his father was killed by inmates in the Lucasville prison riot. He wants to forgive, but as prison guard Robert Vallandingham’s killers wait on Death Row, Bobby wants vengeance, too, write Reporters Mike Wagner and Jill Riepenhoff. • Page E1 Army chaplain finally gets medal 60 years after war In the Korean War, chaplain Emil Kapaun of Kansas pulled wounded soldiers to safety, stole food so starving men could eat and kept soldiers from giving up in a squalid POW camp. He died there, as the men he’d helped wept. On Thursday, he’ll be awarded the Medal of Honor, which veterans say is long overdue. • Nation World, A17
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  28. 28. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu $2.00 SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013 DISPATCH.COM Downtown abuzz for Pride parade / B1 Researchers try to grow hops in Ohio / D1 Gettysburg set to mark 150 years / G1 German Village house showcases art / H1 Law enforcement Cost limits high-tech radios’ use By Randy Ludlow Inside: Coupons worth up to $229 Coupon values vary by delivery zone. HOSPITALS The agreement between Ohio State and Mount Carmel raises questions over how once-competitors will soon become collaborators THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH High: 90 • Low: 68 Details on Page B10 Prisoner of war’s family optimistic about his return About 2,000 people gathered yesterday at a rally in Hailey, Idaho, for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only current U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan. His Taliban captors offered last week to exchange him for five who are being detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and his family encouraged the government to accept the deal. • Page A15 Even in a small city such as Logan, it wasn’t always possible for police officers and dispatchers to talk to one another over the low-tech radio system. There were dead spots, and trying to use a portable radio in a large building, such as the hospital or a big-box store, resulted only in static. The communication glitches, long a problem for firstresponders throughout Ohio, threatened the safety of both the public and officers, said Police Chief Aaron Miller. But thanks to state grant money, police in the Hocking County seat upgraded in April See Radios Page A13 Drugs Look for shape relationships. Meth labs’ revival spurs fight By Holly Zachariah THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH The plastic bottle in the ditch looked harmless enough. So the teenager clearing trash with fellow FFA members as a community service picked it up and tossed it in his garbage bag. A fire flashed from inside. The Muskingum County boy wasn’t injured last fall when he unwittingly picked up the bottle containing the remnants of a home-brewed batch of methamphetamine. But what happened was a powerful reminder that the volatile byproducts that meth makers leave behind endanger people not involved in making or using the illegal See Meth labs Page A8 CHARLIE ZIMKUS DISPATCH A changing dynamic L By Ben Sutherly • THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH ast week’s affiliation announcement by two of central Ohio’s three adult hospital systems will no doubt change the competitive dynamic among the region’s hospitals. • But just how much remains to be seen. • In announcing what stops well short of a merger, leaders of Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center and Mount Carmel Health System had few details about the form their collaboration might take. • The arrangement aims to help both systems control their spending, in part by achieving economies of scale, said Ken Rodgers, a Standard Poor’s See Hospitals Page A12 Stunt performer, pilot killed in Dayton crash A plane crashed at a Dayton air show yesterday, killing the pilot and a wing-walker in front of thousands of spectators. The plane turned upside down as planned just before the crash, then appeared to have insufficient air speed to turn over. Wing-walker Jane Wicker and pilot Charles Schwenker were from Virginia. • Page B1 Two quick goals send Crew to another loss A week after upsetting the top team in the Eastern Conference, the Crew let a fast start evaporate last night at home in a 2-1 loss to Chicago. Dominic Oduro scored in the seventh minute to put the Crew ahead, but former Crew player Dilly Duka scored the first of two Fire goals in the 52nd minute to drop the home team to 5-6-5 on the season. • Page C1
  29. 29. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu $2.00 SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013 DISPATCH.COM Hundreds survive Calif. plane crash / A13 Barricade situations frustrate police / B1 Ex-OSU star teaches kids life skills / C1 Bruno Mars among acts coming soon / F1 Unemployment State debt a drag for businesses Inside: Coupons worth up to $101 Coupon values vary by delivery zone. STATE BUDGET From prenatal care to cemetery regulations, the voluminous 2-year spending plan will affect all of us By Catherine Candisky THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH High: 80 • Low: 67 Details on Page B10 Driverless train explodes in busy Canadian town Sixty people were reported missing yesterday after a runaway train carrying crude oil crashed and exploded in the tourist town of Lac-Megantic in Quebec, just across the border from Maine. Witnesses said the town center was crowded with people when the 73-car train from North Dakota crashed about 1 a.m. Buildings were flattened. • Page A4 Ohio employers have been shelling out millions in higher taxes for the state’s failure to repay a massive federal loan to cover unemployment benefits during the recession. While legislators just handed small businesses an annual income-tax break of roughly $550 million a year in the budget, the state’s failure to repay the $1.5 billion federal debt has saddled all Ohio employers with a $272 million tax increase over the past 18 months. Ohio taxpayers have paid an additional $136.5 million See State debt Page A8 Local crime Out of many, one. Child killer free to go about life By Lori Kurtzman THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH In a week, Robert Lee Wells will be a free man, a 50-year-old child killer who served his term and owes nothing more to the state of Ohio. Wells can go where he wants. He doesn’t have to check in with anyone. Evelyn Caulley is furious. Until last month, the mother of Wells’ victim thought a new law meant he could be labeled a sexual predator, which would require him to register where he was living every 90 days until he died. But it turns out that Roberta’s Law, a years-long effort spearheaded by local victim-advocate Bret VinoSee Killer Page A11 CHARLIE ZIMKUS DISPATCH 3,747-page road map T By Jim Siegel • THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH he new two-year state budget spends $62 billion, but it also does so much more. The measure increases state general-revenue-fund spending by 14.6 percent over the previous two-year budget, including increases of 9.3 percent this year and 4.8 percent next year. Although it stretches only two years, three-year state projections show a quartet of tax cuts total about $5.3 billion, while a dozen tax increases add up to about $2.6 billion, for a net decrease of $2.7 billion. State budget bills have long been havens for various policy changes, and despite a constitutional prohibition against passing bills containing more than one subject, the practice is growing. The 3,747-page budget is nearly 500 pages longer than the one two years ago, and nearly 1,900 pages longer than the budget passed in See Budget Page A10 Meyer says he tried to help Hernandez while at Florida Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer says he tried to surround Aaron Hernandez, the former Patriots player now charged with murder, with family, faith and support in his three seasons at Florida. Meyer said criticism that he didn’t do enough is mind-boggling, Reporter Tim May writes. • Page C1 Students turn to crowd-sourcing for tuition help A growing number of websites let students make pleas for crowdfunding to pay for tuition, special projects and a host of other things, Reporter Danae King writes. Columbus resident Christopher Thompson got $6,000 for seminary school, and Ohio State student Ashley Sandlin got $1,200 to study abroad in Morocco. • Page B1
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  31. 31. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu Weekender Section F • The Columbus Dispatch • Thursday, May 16, 2013 Co Billy Sm rgan Pu ashi of mp ng kin s Ch r Souis Co nd rnel gar l o den f Ge nX Ali Ch ce in ain s ers wit can h R reli ock ve t on heir the glo Ra ry d ng e li ays neu p PA GE G Ro avin s of Bsdale ush F4 AP FILE PHOTOS / DISPATCH PHOTO ILLUSTRATION Stories inside Classical Music Choir to mark its 25th year with concert / F3 Movies Sports Theater Dining ‘Nite Owl Theatre’ back at Studio 35 / F16 Crash-a-Rama should live up to its name / F9 Available Light puts spin on ‘Jane Eyre’ / F7 At Sidebar 122, South American fare shines / F13
  32. 32. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu Weekender Section F • The Columbus Dispatch • Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 DISPATCH PHOTO ILLUSTRATION Stories inside Classical music Violists step into spotlight at OSU / F8 Families Theater Sports Dining Bike ride provides history lesson / F3 Bard receives post-apocalyptic update / F11 Run helps people beat addiction / F9 American fare worth a salute at Stars / F13
  33. 33. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu Weekender Section F • The Columbus Dispatch • Thursday, July 18, 2013 DISPATCH PHOTO ILLUSTRATION Stories inside Classical music Lancaster gala to feature singer Bowersox / F9 Sports Dining Families Theater Strikes, spares to pile up at U.S. Open / F3 Cutting-edge cuisine stars at Veritas / F14 Kids get days to rehearse, perform / F13 Killer musical taking the stage at Otterbein / F7
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  35. 35. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28, 2013 • THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH • SPECIAL SECTION F SKY-HIGH EXPECTATIONS Explosive QB Braxton Miller will lead what should be a potent, prolific offense as the Buckeyes make a run for a national championship SECTION SPONSOR D I S PATC H I L LU S T R AT I O N B Y C H A R L I E Z I M K U S
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  43. 43. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28, 2013 • THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH • SPECIAL SECTION F SKY-HIGH EXPECTATIONS Explosive QB Braxton Miller will lead what should be a potent, prolific offense as the Buckeyes make a run for a national championship SECTION SPONSOR D I S PATC H I L LU S T R AT I O N B Y C H A R L I E Z I M K U S
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  47. 47. O W T de ui G RT PASum RTmer G O uide N E PA CH • SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013 SECTION J • THE COLUMBUS DISPAT Cool concerts, hot festivals R SECTION J • THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH • SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013 er m m Su to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu INSIDE egardless of how you prefer your summer entertainment — indoors, outdoors or both — plenty of options await. Justin Bieber, Big Time Rush, Bob Dylan, Bruno Mars and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are just a few of the acts scheduled for indoor venues. Grab a blanket or lawn chair for these, all outdoors: Chaka Khan, Kenny Chesney, Pink Martini and the Ohio State University marching band. And we haven’t even mentioned the festivals: Arts, Asian, Hot Times, Jazz Ribs, Latino and more. Time to mark your calendars for your summer in the city. INSIDE May • J2 June • J3-5 July • J6-7 Aug. • J8-9 Sept. • J10 Central Northeast Northwest Southeast Southwest Outdoor action, indoor respites • J12-16 • J18-20 • J21-23 • J24-25 • J26-29 G DISPATCH ILLUSTRATION BY CHARLIE ZIMKUS ZIMKUS DISPATCH ILLUSTR ATION BY CHARLIE rab your sunglasses and get ready for some outdoor adventures. Whether your tastes run from mild to wild, we offer ample ways to get the most out of the longer summer days. For the fourth year in a row, we’ve teamed with newspaper and media colleagues from all corners of the state for suggestions. The result is a cornucopia of ideas — from ATV-riding to zip lining. To help guide you, we’ve divided the Buckeye state into five regions. Each highlights activities and attractions. And for rainy days? We’ve got you covered, with plenty of ways to cool your heels indoors as well.
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  49. 49. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu ∑ No greenhorns The band Green Day has grown up on its latest album, the Grammy-winning American Idiot | B4 THURSDAY MAY 5, 2005 B SO TO SPEAK Women learned to play hardball on softball fields of 1930s I had lunch recently with two women in their 80s who regaled me with tales of softball glory, including the time one of them decked an opponent. In the 1930s, Erma and Josephine played softball for the DiPaolo Grocers Girls, which won the Girls Independent League title in 1935. (Yes, softballcrazy Columbus had female teams back then.) But the two, along with friends in their neighborJOE hood on St. Clair Avenue, didn’t limit BLUNDO themselves to single-sex competition. ‘‘We used to play the boys, too,’’ said Josephine Dauer (then Salini), 86. ‘‘Sometimes we even beat the boys.’’ Erma, once a 100-pound spitfire, remembers following a coach’s order to run over an opposing team’s first baseman for hogging the bag. ‘‘I took her out,’’ said Erma Kruse (then Wenger), 87. ‘‘She never stood on first base after that.’’ Her grandchildren enjoy that story. Neither woman played beyond high school. By that time, they were less interested in beating men than marrying them, they said. Kruse said they used to ride to games in the back of a dump truck. On the return trip one night, she exited the dump truck to find two suitors waiting for her at home. ‘‘One was on the front porch, and one was on the back porch. I ended up with the one on the front porch. We will celebrate our 65th wedding anniversary.’’ They’ll share more memories Tuesday at the St. Clair Athletic Club sports banquet. Reason for smiles Caricature CHARLIE ZIMKUS | DISPATCH POLITICAL PUNCH Jon Stewart gives clout to ‘Daily Show’ but still delivers laughs By Molly Willow recaps Bush’s remarks on technology while forcing himself not to laugh. Stewart shows no such restraint. he clip shows President Bush telling a ‘‘Is anyone at CNN awake?’’ he asks. ‘‘Is that group from the Small Business Admin- an irony-free zone?’’ istration that technology is the ticket Since his arrival in 1999, the mock cableto the nation’s energy independence. news show on Comedy Central has mined the The host of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart foibles and foul-ups of politicians (on both agrees, adding: ‘‘Technology, would you care sides of the aisle) as well as media types. to respond?’’ In the process, Stewart and the program The president continues speaking in the have moved from the funny fringe to the CNN footage until the screen suddenly goes comic mainstream — earning social relevance dark, suffering a ‘‘technology’’ glitch. and political heft. Sitting at his fake anchor desk, Stewart holds ‘‘It’s more than just good entertainment,’’ his head in his hands as the audience roars. See STEWART Page B3 The clip plays on: An anchorman dutifully THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH T PUBLIC ART ∑ The Daily Show With Jon Stewart is shown at 11 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays — with reruns at 10 a.m. weekdays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays — on Comedy Central. ∑ Jon Stewart will present two shows Friday in the Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St. Both are sold out. ∑ Stephen Colbert of The Daily Show is getting his own half-hour | B3 CARTOONS April Lewis, 26, is so embarrassed by her blackened, decayed teeth, she doesn’t even smile at her three children. But that will soon change. Lewis, of Shawnee Hills, has won a ‘‘smile makeover’’ from dentist Timothy Moore, 2508 Bethel Rd., by writing a 100-word essay explaining why she needs help. Lewis, a restaurant cook and mother of a 4-year-old boy and twin 3-year-old girls, will receive $25,000 to $30,000 worth of work, including new crowns donated by Michael Kovalchik of Techniques Dental Labs. The procedure will take about two months. The contest, advertised on WCVO (104.9 FM), drew more than 118 entries. Moore intended to name one winner, but the stories were so touching that he is helping four entrants and has enlisted the aid of another dentist and an orthodontist to help two others. ‘‘I only have 112 to go,’’ he said. Dentists interested in helping other entrants can call his office at 614459-5205. Journey of remembrance Caroline Van Deusen of Grandview Heights made it a point to be in the Peterson House in Washington on April 15. Abraham Lincoln died there 140 years ago on that date. Lincoln was shot in Ford’s Theatre on the evening of April 14, 1865. He was carried across the street to the Peterson boardinghouse, where he
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  53. 53. THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH | MONDAY, JULY 18, 2005 ∑ THE FLIP Humorist Andy Borowitz is a regular commentator on CNN and National Public Radio. Here is his latest twisted take on the news of the day: GUANTANAMO TO HOLD REPORTERS New York Times’ Judith Miller Gitmo Bound SIDE to teps pelliD8 g, n 5 S om C BOROWITZ REPORT e mativons Infor strati Illu HOW TO BECOME Bowing to congressional critics who have pushed for a shutdown of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo, the White House today announced that the facility would no longer house enemy combatants but would instead be used to hold reporters who refuse to identify their sources. Vice President Dick Cheney made the announcement, calling the decision to reinvent Guantanamo as a detention center for journalists a ‘‘win-win situation.’’ ‘‘For weeks, people have been calling for us to stop holding enemy combatants at Guantanamo, while at the same time, the jailing of journalists has raised the specter of prison overcrowding,’’ Cheney said. ‘‘Holding reporters at Guantanamo should kill two birds with one stone.’’ The New York Times reporter Judith Miller, recently jailed for refusing to name her sources, would be the first inmate of the journalistic detention center at Guantanamo, Cheney said, adding that the blindfolded Miller would be transferred there today. While the vice president refused to speculate as to whether Miller might change her mind about divulging her sources while at Guantanamo, he added with a smile, ‘‘Let’s put a hood on her and see what happens.’’ Cheney brushed aside a question about whether holding reporters at Guantanamo represented inhuman treatment that could be in violation of the Geneva Conventions. ‘‘There’s no way that reporters will be treated any worse there than they are already treated here at the White House,’’ the vice president said. Elsewhere, NASA officials said that the launch of the space shuttle would be put on hold indefinitely, citing problems with ‘‘a fuel thingy.’’ Photocopy collage — www.borowitzreport.com NEWS OF THE WEIRD In April, Brian F. Monfort, 27, was CHARLIE ZIMKUS | DISPATCH ∑ Exhibit athleticism: David Lee Roth (Van Halen), who specialized in roundhouse kicks and flying leaps off drum risers, wrote the book. As INXS begins its search for a new frontman, prospects would be wise to adopt these strategies ∑ Cuss like a sailor: Chrissie Hynde (the Pretenders) exhibits unladylike behavior every time she takes a stage, and she’s all the better for it.
  54. 54. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu Levels of toxic algae in Lake Erie raise concerns Pint-size prodigies ∑∑ HOME FINAL VOL. 133 | NO. 351 6-year-old drummer, rapper show early passion for music | LIFE, C1 50 CENTS SCIENCE, A6 High 84 | Low 65 Details B6 T UESDAY, J UNE 15, 2004 Mall was target, U.S. says Family says suspect loves U.S. but is being mistreated as part of ‘witch hunt’ Ashcroft says Somali detainee among three men who planned catastrophe in Columbus area By Encarnacion Pyle By Kevin Mayhood, Jonathan Riskind and Robert Ruth THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Courtroom sketch Nuradin Abdi loved this country so much that he dreamed of the day he could apply for citizenship, family members said yesterday. “Nuradin came to the United States for a better life, but he fell in love with the freedom,’’ said Abdi Karani, 27, ∑ Muslims fear one of Nuradin they’re being Abdi’s six sibpersecuted | A2 lings. “He’s the only one of our family members in the United States who isn’t a citizen — and that killed him.’’ Abdi, 32, a Somali immigrant, is charged with four counts of conspiring with admitted alQaida member Iyman Faris and others to detonate a bomb at a Columbus-area shopping mall. Karani said his entire family, including Abdi, knew Faris from the Omar Ibnelkhttab Mosque on the Northwest Side, where they all worshipped. “Iyman is an outgoing, friendly, likable guy,’’ he said. Karani said his brother, who owns a cell-phone business with two friends at the Global Mall on Morse Road, frequently spoke with Faris on the phone and occasionally fixed his computer. “(Abdi) is a whiz with technology — a real computer guru,’’ Karani said. “But that doesn’t make him a terrorist.’’ Karani and his mother, Nadifa Hassan, 60, said that if federal agents have proof Abdi was in- THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH CHARLIE ZIMKUS | DISPATCH ILLUSTRATION See FAMILY Page A2 Somali native Nuradin Abdi, 32, in a painting from a sketch made yesterday in U.S. District Court A secret cell of al-Qaida terrorists plotted to bring “death and destruction’’ to Columbus by blowing up a shopping mall, federal authorities announced yesterday. An indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court in Columbus says Somali immigrant Nuradin Abdi and admitted al-Qaida member Iyman Faris plotted with a third Columbus man to bring down a mall, perhaps during the Christmas season. Faris, a Columbus truck driver, is serving a 20-year sentence after admitting last spring that he scouted the Brooklyn Bridge in New York and other potential terrorism targets for al-Qaida. In preparation for violence against targets here and abroad, Abdi traveled to a military camp in Ethiopia for training in guns, bombs and guerrilla warfare, court papers say. Authorities believe they moved against the plotters before a target was chosen. “There is no indication of a specific mall,’’ said Kevin R. Brock, chief of the FBI office in Cincinnati. Brock also oversees the Columbus FBI office. Mall officials and the public were not alerted in November because the scheme was not near the execution stage, Brock said. “We weren’t facing a timeline or deadline,’’ Brock said. Still, he characterized the plans as “ominous threats.’’ ‘‘The American heartland was targeted for death and destruction by an al-Qaida cell which allegedly included a Somali immigrant who will now face justice.’’ JOHN ASHCROFT attorney general In Washington, Attorney General John Ashcroft was grim as he outlined the alleged plot. “The American heartland was targeted for death and destruction by an al-Qaida cell which allegedly included a Somali immigrant who will now face justice,’’ Ashcroft said. He discounted the possibility that any co-conspirators still could carry out such an attack. “We believe that the activities of local law enforcement, together with federal authorities, have addressed this matter comprehensively and successfully.’’ Authorities picked up Abdi, of 4657 Tamarack Blvd., Apt. B2, on the North Side, early on the morning of Nov. 28 on an immiSee MALL Page A2 Key dates in local terrorism case The federal government alleges Nuradin Abdi plotted with admitted terrorist Iyman Faris to blow up a shopping mall in the Columbus area on behalf of al-Qaida. United Arab Emirates. ∑ April 27: Abdi applies to U.S. immigration for permission to travel to Germany and Saudi Arabia. The government believes he went to a terrorist training camp in Ethiopia instead. 1994 ∑ May: Iyman Faris, who was born in Kashmir, enters the United States. 1999 ∑ January: Somali native Nuradin Abdi enters the United States from the Nuradin Abdi in 1999. INSIDE Presidential pleasantries Political claws were sheathed as President Bush welcomed former 2000 ∑ March: Abdi returns to the United States. Faris picks him up at Port Columbus. Bridge, which he determines will not succeed. ∑ Late 2000: Faris meets Osama bin Laden at an al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan. 2002 ∑ April: Faris returns to the United States and researches an attack on the Brooklyn Iyman Faris 2003 ∑ April 17: Faris pleads guilty to charges of providing material support to al-Qaida; he is serving a 20-year prison term. ∑ Nov. 28: Federal agents pick up Abdi at his North Side home and take him to Cincinnati; he is charged with lying on his application to enter the United States. 2004 ∑ Jan. 28: A closed-door hearing, which Abdi’s attorney describes as a deportation proceeding, is held in federal immigration court in Detroit. ∑ Yesterday: The U.S. attorney’s office unveils an indictment accusing Abdi of conspiring with Faris and providing material support to al-Qaida, a terrorist organization. Sources: Attorney General John Ashcroft, government documents, news reports FAIRFIELD COUNTY U.S. SUPREME COURT Son is sought ‘Under God’ kept in pledge
  55. 55. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2003 ∑ EUROPEAN STARLING A15 ASIAN TIGER MOSQUITO Sturnus vulgaris ∑ Native range: Eurasia and North Africa ∑ Pathway: The starling was introduced to North America about 1890, when 100 birds were released in New York City’s Central Park. The population now exceeds 200 million and has spread over most of the continent. ∑ Impact: Starlings boldly take over nests of native birds _ occupied or not _ and lower the numbers of wrens, swallows and bluebirds. Their large roosts, often located on buildings, may number in the tens of thousands. Noisy flocks damage vegetable and fruit crops, consume feed intended for domestic livestock and contaminate it with waste. On the plus side, starlings help control insects that damage crops. ∑ Response: Several methods discourage starlings from roosting: fireworks, noise bombs, flashing lights, helium-filled balloons, audiotapes of starling distress calls, and thinning of roost vegetation. An adult Asian tiger mosquito is about ⁄-inch long. Aedes albopictus ∑ Native range: Much of Asia, including parts of India, Pakistan, China and Japan ∑ Pathway: The mosquito was introduced into Hawaii sometime before 1902 and was discovered in Houston in 1985. It likely entered the United States in shipments of used tires from northern Asia, probably Japan; 4.5 million tires were imported from Asia between 1983 and 1985. Now it thrives in the American Southeast and Midwest, including Ohio, and is spreading to the Caribbean. ∑ Impact: They carry disease and can infect humans with encephalitis, dengue fever and yellow fever. ∑ Response: Federal law requires that tire casings imported from Asia be dry, clean and free of insects. Asian tiger mosquitoes need water to breed; sites include old tires, cans, bottles, children’s swimming pools and watering cans. Other areas include birdbaths, clogged gutters and holes in tree trunks. NEAR RIGHT: The European starling can grow 8 inches tall and weigh 3 ounces. CENTER OF PAGE: The brown tree snake is about 18 inches long at hatching and can grow to 3 feet within the first year. Adults grow up to 11 feet long and weigh up to 5 pounds. BROWN TREE SNAKE Boiga irregularis ∑ Native range: Solomon Islands, New Guinea, northern and eastern coasts of Australia and eastern Indonesia ∑ Pathway: During World War II, U.S. military ships likely introduced the snake to the island of Guam. It stowed away in wheel wells and cargo on aircraft, and in cargo on ships and military vehicles. Now Guam is home to as many as 13,000 brown tree snakes per square mile. ∑ Impact: The snakes have virtually wiped out the native forest birds of Guam. Twelve species of birds unique to the island have disappeared. The snakes also cause frequent power outages by scaling power lines and transformers. More than 1,200 outages have occurred since 1978, with each costing up to $4 million. ∑ Response: Predators include pigs and monitor lizards. Current efforts include traps and barriers to keep snakes away from sensitive areas such as transformers. The water hyacinth generally grows to about 1› feet tall but can reach more than 3 feet. WATER HYACINTH FIELD GUIDE TO FOREIGN SPECIES Eichhornia crassipes WORLDWIDE INVADERS Illustrations by Aaron Harden | Research by Eboni A. Francis THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH People move plants and animals around the globe — deliberately or accidentally — through trade and travel. Sometimes, foreign species create huge problems in their adopted homes. An estimated 7,000 invasive species have been documented in the United States alone. Here, The Dispatch spotlights a sampling of invaders around the world. On Monday, land pests will be highlighted. On Tuesday, water invaders will be examined. Additional profiles, sources and resources are posted at www.dispatch.com. ∑ Native range: Amazon River basin ∑ Pathway: The plant was introduced to the United States at the World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition of 1884-85 in Louisiana. A visitor from Florida returned home with water hyacinths and released them, and they spread rapidly to neighboring states. Water hyacinths are now cultivated in most warm-weather countries. ∑ Impact: Water hyacinths form dense mats that interfere with navigation, recreation, irrigation and power generation. The mats also compete with other aquatic species for nutrients, light and oxygen, and impede water flow. Even so, many nurseries in the West still sell them, because consumers like their unusual appearance. ∑ Response: Herbicides are commonly used; mechanical controls such as harvesting have been tried in Florida for nearly 100 years but are largely ineffective. Three insects — two types of weevil and a moth — have been released for biological control. The leafy spurge grows up to 3 feet tall. KUDZU Pueraria lobata GIANT SALVINIA Salvinia molesta Digital illustration ∑ Native range: Southeastern Brazil ∑ Pathway: The plant was likely introduced in the United States for use in aquariums, landscaping and water gardens. Experts believe that people dumped giant salvinias into waterways after they outgrew aquariums or koi ponds. Now salvinias are found in many warmer areas of the world. ∑ Impact: The aggressive ferns rapidly cover lakes and streams, forming floating mats that shade and crowd out native plants. The thick mats reduce oxygen and degrade water quality for fish and other aquatic life. They also hinder boating, fishing, water-skiing and swimming, and clog intakes for irrigation and power plants. ∑ Response: Herbicides and freezing generally fail to kill the ferns. Removal by hand or harvesting equipment offers varying success. Removed plants must be dried, burned or disposed of where reintroduction to a waterway is impossible. Salvinia weevils, which eat the plants, have been used with great success in some parts of the world. Mats of giant salvinia have measured as large as 96 square miles and 3 feet deep. NILE PERCH Lates niloticus The Nile perch can grow up to 440 pounds and 6› feet long. GOLDEN APPLE SNAIL Pomacea canaliculata ∑ Native range: South America, especially Brazil and Argentina ∑ Pathway: Between 1982 and 1984, farmers hoping to reap big profits in the escargot industry introduced the snail to Taiwan and the Philippines. After escaping into waterways and irrigation canals, the snail found its way into rice fields. It has spread to Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, southern China and Japan. The 1989 introduction of the species to Hawaii wreaked havoc on rice and taro fields. ∑ Impact: The snails threaten rice production by devouring the base of young rice plants. They can consume a whole field of young plants in one night. Nearly 4 million acres of fields in the Philippines are infested. The snails have few natural enemies. ∑ Response: Predators include red ants, which eat the eggs; ducks, which consume young snails; and field rats, which bite on the shell and eat the flesh. Humans also eat the flesh of cooked snails. In addition, rice fields in Taiwan have been treated to try to kill the snails. Nets and traps have been used to prevent entry into fields. LEAFY SPURGE Euphorbia esula ∑ Native range: Nile River system and most major West African river systems ∑ Pathway: The perch was introduced to Lake Victoria in 1954 by the British colonial administration to bolster fishing. Since then, it has spread to the three countries surrounding Lake Victoria: Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. ∑ Impact: The predator is responsible for the extinction of at least 200 native fish species, with several others threatened. It has no natural enemies in the lake, and because it’s so big, it must eat constantly _ eliminating food for other species. ∑ Response: The economic reliance of Lake Victoria’s fisheries on Nile perch, a $300 million industry, makes the removal of the species untenable. ∑ Native range: Europe and Eurasia ∑ Pathway: Leafy spurge was brought to the United States as an impurity among other seeds and first noted in 1827 in Massachusetts. It now grows throughout the world, except in Australia, and is present in two Ohio counties, Noble and Richland. ∑ Impact: It has infested nearly 2.5 million acres in North America, displacing native vegetation by creating shade and using water and nutrients. It also produces toxins that prevent the growth of other plants beneath it. Its milky, latex sap can irritate skin in humans and cattle, and can kill cattle when they eat too much. Even if its foliage is destroyed, the living root tissue grows new shoots. ∑ Response: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has successfully used six natural enemies of leafy spurge, imported from Europe, as a biological control. The results are not as immediate as with herbicides but can be impressive if pesticides are kept to a minimum. In addition, a chemical treatment in the fall followed by a spring burn to reduce seed germination shows promise. The golden apple snail can grow to the size of a pingpong ball. ∑ Native range: Japan ∑ Pathway: Kudzu was introduced in 1876 at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, where it was promoted as a forage crop and an ornamental. From the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, Southern farmers were encouraged to plant it to reduce soil erosion. Now it grows throughout most of the Southeast and as far north as Pennsylvania. ∑ Impact: Kudzu threatens natural areas by crowding and shading and can stifle agricultural and timber production. ∑ Response: For long-term control, kudzu’s root system must be destroyed. Mechanical methods involve cutting the vines just above ground level and destroying all cut material. Kudzu may be fed to livestock, burned or disposed of in plastic bags in a landfill. A kudzu vine grows up to 60 feet in a season and can climb as high as 50 feet, covering trees and buildings. The roots can grow 12 feet deep and weigh as much as 300 pounds.
  56. 56. PubDate: 12-23-08 to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu Page: 4 B Edition: 1 Replate: User: dreasoner Color:C K Y M METRO SCIENCE B4 Science blog - To read Dark Matter on the Web, go to blog. dispatch.com/darkmatter/ THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2008 BREAKING NEWS: DISPATCH.COM SCIENCE BRIEFS Cracks getting bigger in Earth’s magnetic field Recent satellite observations have revealed the largest breach yet seen in the magnetic field that protects Earth from most of the sun’s violent blasts, researchers reported last week. Last summer, a fleet of five small NASA satellites calculated a layer of solar particles to be at least 4,000 miles thick in the outermost part of Earth’s magnetosphere. Data from the Themis satellites found that 20 times more solar wind passed into Earth’s protective shield when Earth’s and the sun’s magnetic fields were aligned than when they were in opposite directions, said scientist Marit Oieroset of the University of California, Berkeley. The results could have a bearing on how scientists predict the severity of solar storms and their effects on power grids, airline and military communications, and satellite signals. Biodiesel from coffee grounds? It can happen Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno, have made diesel fuel from used coffee grounds. Researcher Mano Misra and fellow scientists collected about 50 pounds of used grounds and found that they contained about 10 percent to 15 percent oil by weight. The researchers then used standard chemistry techniques to extract the oil and convert it to biodiesel. The researchers estimated that biodiesel could be produced for about a dollar a gallon. Although they say there is enough coffee to make several hundred million gallons of biodiesel annually, it would be less than 1 percent of the diesel used in the United States a year. Their work was reported in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. CHARLIE ZIMKUS DISPATCH Hand-drawn, digital color Saturn’s largest moon might have active or recently active ice volcanoes, observations from the international Cassini spacecraft suggest. Radar images point to flows on the surface of Titan that could result from volcanoes spewing chilled liquid from the interior, mission scientists reported last week. Previous Titan flybys suggested ice volcanoes existed, and scientists think they would erupt with ammonia, methane and water. The spacecraft has been orbiting Saturn and studying its rings and moons since 2004. ! On weasel! antis m On ngi and vermin! O Saturn moon volcanoes might spew icy liquid u nf Another underwater quake could be due Based on growth patterns of coral reefs, scientists are forecasting another major earthquake along the Sunda fault off Sumatra, like the one that spawned the catastrophic tsunami of Dec. 26, 2004. Kerry Sieh, of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and colleagues write in the journal Science that a 2007 quake along a more southerly stretch of the fault represented only a first, partial rupture of that 400-mile section, which had been quiet for nearly two centuries. Coral growth shows a pattern about every 200 years going back to the 14th century, suggesting cycles of activity. — From wire reports HOW TO REACH US ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR Mark Somerson......614-461-8508 msomerson@dispatch.com Fax .........................614-461-7580 A look at what’s rockin’ inside your Christmas tree (at least before it’s cut down) By Jennifer Smith Richards THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH L et’s get this out of the way: A live Christmas tree is a living thing. ¶ That means lots of stuff — of the furry, feathered, crawly and fungal varieties — call Christmas trees home. But mostly, critters like to hole up in trees before they’re cut down and dragged into living rooms. ¶ Once the tree is tied to the top of the family wagon, it should be creature-free. ¶ Mostly. ¶ The fear of bringing the outdoors inside with your holiday cheer is pretty common, said Joe Boggs, horticulture specialist at Ohio State University Extension in Cincinnati. ¶ For the most part, though, there’s little to fear, he said. ¶ “Don’t let entomophobia ruin your Christmas.” ¶ But, technically, it could happen. It’s possible — though as unlikely as seeing a reindeer at the breakfast table — that something could cling tightly to a branch deep within your Fraser fir. Mammals and birds A Christmas tree, especially one covered in snow, is an ideal place for mice and meadow voles to stay warm in winter, said Marne Titchenell, wildlife program specialist for OSU Extension in Columbus. Weasels, chipmunks and rabbits also might take cover there. Warm air gets trapped in the branches at night, she said, making conifers attractive to songbirds and snowbirds, too. These include cardinals, nuthatches, wrens, chickadees and dark-eyed juncos. It’s not uncommon to find a nest resting in the branches. “You’re probably not really gonna pull in a lot of these animals from outside. The only animal you could probably drag inside is maybe a squirrel, but that is highly, highly doubtful,” Titchenell said. It happened in the movies. Remember National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? Clark W. Griswold famously battled a kamikaze squirrel in his living room. “I have had a flying squirrel in my cabin, but it didn’t come through the tree,” said Denise Pagura, a Christmastree grower who operates four tree lots in central Ohio. “It came in through the fireplace.” Pagura, who owns Northern Lights Tree Farm and manages Slocum Brothers Tree Farm (both are in Michigan), said she’s seen deer leap out from under tree branches before. But here’s why you should be safe from leaping mammals, she said: the mechanical tree shaker. “Anything with needles, we try to clean See CHRISTMAS TREE Page B5
  57. 57. B8 From humorist Andy Borowitz, a twisted take on the news of the day: DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS AGREE TO TAKE TIME OFF Two Parties Find Common Ground in Not Working for Two Years Nancy Pelosi and Dennis Hastert: not working, together WWW.DISPATCH.COM THE FLIP TIT FOR TAT SIDE to BOROWITZ teps pelling, REPORT S 5 Com tive formaations In Illustr THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2006 JUST PLAIN MEAN Q: How many Ohio State alumni does it take to screw in a light bulb? A: Three. One to screw it in and two to argue about how Woody would’ve done it. Q: What’s black and brown and looks good on an Ohio State fan? A: A Doberman pinscher. Q: What’s the difference between a Michigan fan and a carp? A: One is a bottom-feeding scum sucker and the other is a fish. Q: How many Michigan freshmen does it take to change a light bulb? A: None. It’s a sophomore course. Q: What’s the difference between an Ohio State opponent and a pothole? A: Woody Hayes would try to avoid hitting potholes. Q: What did the Michigan grad say to the Ohio State grad? A: “Welcome to McDonald’s. May I take your order?” In a landmark agreement that has raised hopes for bipartisan cooperation in the new Congress, Democrats and Republicans have agreed to take the next two years off. After a bruising battle this fall in which both parties exchanged vicious charges, few observers expected such bitter enemies to find common ground in something as basic as their desire not to work. But at a ceremony in the Capitol building, incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and outgoing Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., vowed to dedicate the next two years to recovering from a grueling midterm election campaign. “The American people did not send us to Washington to see us fight with each other,” Pelosi said. “And so, we’re getting out of here and going on vacation.” Hastert agreed, adding, “It would be great if we could work together, but not working at all is the next best thing.” “Two years from now, we will be tanned, rested and ready,” Hastert said. “Then we can roll up our sleeves and do what the American people elected us to do: making negative ads for 2008.” Elsewhere, with the USS Intrepid mired in mud and unable to budge, officials were considering a variety of options, including renaming it the USS George W. Bush. — www.borowitzreport.com Hand-drawn, digital color NEWS OF THE WEIRD (hidden punchline) In Great Britain, London Mayor Ken Livingstone defended his downtown anti-pigeon program, which consisted of empowering two hawks to scare the birds away. The three-year cost of the program — including a handler — was the equivalent of more than $400,000, which reduced the menace by 2,500 pigeons, or about $170 a bird. — Chuck Shepherd Universal Press Syndicate Q: Where was O.J. hiding right before the famous white Bronco chase? A: On the Michigan campus. That’s the last place you would find a football player. Q: How do you get a Michigan graduate off your front porch? A: Pay for the pizza. Q: What do you have when you have an Ohio State fan up to his neck in sand? A: Not enough sand. Q: What does an Ohio State player do after college? A: Five to 10 years. Q: What should you do if you find three Michigan fans buried up to their necks in cement? A: Get more cement. Q: What’s the No. 1 pickup line in a Michigan bar? A: “Nice tooth.” Q: Four of the Great Lakes border Michigan. What keeps it from floating away and becoming an island? A: Ohio sucks. ON THE FIELD Q: How do you make Michigan cookies? A: Put them in a big bowl and beat for three hours. Q: What does the average Michigan student get on his SAT? A: Drool. Q: What kind of car does Jim Tressel own? A: A Lloyd Carr. Q: Why should Michigan change its mascot to a possum? A: Because they play dead at home and get killed on the road. Q: Why did Ohio State replace the artificial turf at the ’Shoe with grass? A: So the Michigan cheerleaders could graze. BREAKING NEWS - Did you hear about the power outage at the University of Michigan library? Forty students were stuck on the escalator for three hours. - Did you hear about the fire at Michigan’s football dorm? It destroyed 20 books. The real tragedy: 15 of them hadn’t been colored yet. - Did you hear that Lloyd Carr is dressing only 20 players on Saturday? The rest of the players will have to dress themselves. - Did you hear that a Michigan football player was almost killed in a tragic horse-riding accident? He fell off and was nearly trampled to death. Luckily, the Wal-Mart manager came out and unplugged the horse just in time. STORY TIME CHARLIE ZIMKUS DISPATCH JEST IN TIME FOR THE GAME . . . Jokes work on both sides of rivalry road By Nick Chordas THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH W hat do you get when you ask people to send in their favorite Ohio StateMichigan jokes? A lot more Wolverine walloping than Buckeye bashing. But, then, this is Buckeye country. (One e-mailer couldn’t bring himself to even type the word Michigan, going instead with mi . . . gan.) ONLINE YUKS - Check out more Ohio State-Michigan jokes at www.dispatch.com/thegame. Most of the cracks submitted by readers could go either way. In fact, an Ohio State supporter and a Michigan fan sent in the same joke — concerning a headon collision and a bottle of liquor — with the punch line altered to suit each team. nchordas@dispatch.com One foggy night, a Buckeye fan was driving north from Columbus and a Michigan fan was driving south from Ann Arbor. While crossing a narrow bridge, they hit each other head-on. Miraculously, both drivers were uninjured. The Wolverine fan walked over to the Buckeye fan and said, “I think this is a sign that we should put away our petty differences and live as friends instead of rivals.” The Buckeye fan thought for a moment and said, “You know, you’re absolutely right. We should be friends.” The Buckeye fan then popped open his trunk and removed a full, undamaged bottle of Jack Daniel’s. “I think this is another sign,” the Buckeye fan said. “Let’s drink to our newfound friendship.” The Wolverine fan agreed and sucked down half the bottle. He handed the bottle back to the Buckeye fan and said, “Your turn!” The Buckeye fan calmly twisted the cap back on the bottle and threw it over the bridge. “Nah, I think I’ll just wait for the cops to show up.” Note: Reverse the fans’ roles and replace Jack Daniel’s with Yukon Jack for the submitted Michigan-friendly version.
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  61. 61. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu ∑ Mask appeal Halloween revelers don’t have to spend lots of dough on disguises: The Flip Side has some easyto-make costumes | D8 TUESDAY OCTOBER 26, 2004 D TELEVISION NBC Heather Locklear and Blair Underwood on the set of LAX Drama of ‘LAX’ makes work at big airport seem alluring By Bridget Byrne ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLIE ZIMKUS | DISPATCH SO TO SPEAK Battle of the bumpers Chevys, Volkswagens park along partisan sides of the road D emocratic challenger John Kerry is running strong among Volkswagens and Volvos, but President Bush has a solid lead among Chevrolets and Cadillacs, according to the new So To Speak Bumper Sticker Survey. The survey, conducted in recent weeks by So To Speak and trusted deputies, recorded the make, model and candidate for every vehicle seen bearing a Bush or Kerry bumper sticker. The survey was unscientific, of course, so drawing conclusions would be risky. But let’s do it anyway: If your neighbor drives a Volvo station wagon, figure that he’s a Kerry supporter. If she tools around Photo collage Entertaining best bets in the next 72 hours: 24 Whooo! Accompany your canine friends to Howl at the Moon, a naturalist-led 2-mile hike along the pet trail at BattelleDarby Creek Metro Park, starting in the parking lot at 2914 GeorgesvilleWrightsville Rd. in Galloway. The howling will begin at 6:30 tonight. Call 614-891-0700. 48 Be perverse: Take a coffee break to see the views of photographer Lee Friedlander in the exhibition ‘‘At Work,’’ on display at the Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St. The museum has Wednesday hours of 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission: $4 and $6. Call 614-221-6801. 72 A new treat? BalletMet Columbus will present the premiere of Carmina Burana by choreographer Dwight Rhoden at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Riffe Center’s Capitol Theatre, 77 S. High St. The classical Raymonda is on the bill, too. Tickets cost $25.50 to $37.50; call 614-229-4848. in a Chevy TrailBlazer, expect a vote for Bush. Before elaborating on the results, let’s review method and purpose: ˙ So To Speak tried to stick to nonpartisan roads and parking lots. Obviously, a long line of JOE cars heading to a bullriding contest would yield BLUNDO more Bush stickers, and vehicles parked near a vegan peace rally would tilt toward Kerry. We avoided both. ˙ Because safety comes first, we did not chase bumper stickers that flashed by at speeds exceeding 70 mph. As a result, a few stickers eluded capture. ˙ The purpose of the study was not to determine which candidate is winning. Thus, So To Speak hesitates to disclose overall bumper-sticker numbers. OK, you talked us into it: Kerry won 239-173. The results could mean that the Massachusetts senator will be elected. Or they could mean that Bush supporters don’t like to gum up their cars with adhesives. The study’s real importance, though, lies in its potential to promote national LOS ANGELES — Officials at Los Angeles International Airport have their share of glamour and excitement, but they hardly approach the world of their TV counterparts on LAX. One recent day, as the cameras rolled, the striking Heather Locklear and the dashing Blair Underwood sprinted through the ∑ LAX has moved airport in search of a to 8 p.m. Wednes- missing woman. days on WCMH-TV Do the people in (Channel 4). charge of major airports really look like the LAX characters? ‘‘I’ve seen no similarities at all,’’ Kim Dey said. The two stars, noted the interim executive director of the real LAX, have redefined the dress code. Yet, while Dey may not rush around in a suit with a plunging neckline, she approves of the day-to-day issues portrayed on the stylish new series. ‘‘Both Blair and Heather have really impressed us with their depth of questioning about what we do, about what we feel and what we think,’’ Dey said. ‘‘They have tried very hard to try to understand the pressure, the responsibility, . . . the sense of public service.’’ Besides the leads, the attraction of LAX is the airport itself: Most of the locations seen on the drama are real, despite the high security involved. In the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, the sprawling, city-owned facility disallowed filming there. An initiative by Mayor James Hahn to keep TV and movie production in Los Angeles has since prompted a renewed cooperation with Hollywood. ‘‘One of the things we really like about this show is that the combination of Blair and Heather is helping to make aviation glamorous again,’’ said Paul See LAX Page D3 CHANNELING Jeepers, do you know these creepers? ∑ How They Won, 9 p.m., History Channel — Does a hairstyle make or break a presidential campaign? What type of pet attracts more votes? Does a drunken criminal for a brother provide a benefit on Election Day? Mo Rocca, a comedian and Mo Rocca pop-culture observer, explores less-weighty factors in winning or losing a political race — and discerns seven secrets to securing the White House. By Gayden Wren ∑ TV grids | D5 See BLUNDO Page D3 MOVIE TRIVIA NEW YORK TIMES SYNDICATE Just in time for Halloween, why not get wrapped up in a couple of scary movies on video or DVD — away from the ghosts and goblins lurking out and ∑ Answers | D3 about? Before you do, test your knowledge of such films past, present and — given the recent popularity of horror-movie remakes — future with a lucky 13question quiz: 1. What do Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff have in common with Martin Landau and Jack Betts? 2. Lugosi famously rejected the role of Frankenstein’s monster in Frankenstein (1931), which he viewed as not offering the sufficient scope for his talents. In doing so, he launched the career of rival Boris Karloff. For what film did Lugosi finally accept the part of the monster? 3. What do the Japanese call the rampaging, fire-breathing dinosaur known to Americans as Godzilla? 4. ‘‘Watch out! They’re coming to your town next!’’ is remembered as the classic closing line of what oft-remade film? 5. Why didn’t Lugosi attend the premiere of Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)? 6. What draws Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) to the Bates Motel in Psycho (1960)? Bela Lugosi as Frankenstein’s monster 10/26 7. The Dakota, the creepily Gothic apartment building in New York where John Lennon was shot, provides a setting for what two Hollywood films? 8. What do Alan Arkin and Brian Cox have in common with Peter Sellers and Anthony Hopkins? 9. Who plays Buffy the Vampire Slayer in her debut? 10. According to the opening scene of Scream (1996), what does Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) consider her favorite scary movie? 11. How do the police finally catch the serial killer in Seven (1998)? 12. Who plays the deranged patient who murders the Bruce Willis character in The Sixth Sense (1999)? 13. What is depicted as the only way to avoid death after a viewing of the mysterious videocassette in The Ring (2002)? LIFE, PAGE D1 ‘Jeopardy!’ watch An update on Ken Jennings, who passed the $2 million mark as his record-breaking run continued last night on the syndicated game show Jeopardy!: ∑ Consecutive shows as winner: 59 ∑ Winnings yesterday: $30,000 ∑ Winnings to date: $2,006,300 ∑ Final Jeopardy!: ‘‘The brother of this leader is believed to be the first known European to have died in the Americas.” Question: “Who is Leif Ericson?” (Jennings correctly questioned.) Jeopardy! airs at 7 p.m. weekdays on WBNS-TV (Channel 10).
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  64. 64. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu TV this week: 10 programs worth watching / F2 Mixed mediums: Do guns save lives? Artist asks / F6 Parenting: Monitoring of social media a must / F9 Wesley Ridge Retirement Community ArtsLife (614) 759-0023 Call today to schedule a personal tour Section F • The Columbus Dispatch • Sunday, March 24, 2013 Professor not sheepish about love of rural world So To Speak Joe Blundo //////////////////////////// GAMBIER, Ohio — The terms sociology professor and sheep farmer don’t easily go together in my mind, so I had to meet Howard Sacks of Kenyon College to make sense of it. It now makes sense but still takes some explaining. Sacks, 63, is urban by birth — his first home was a row house in Philadelphia — and rural by temperament. The pace of life and sense of community in Knox County, See Blundo Page F3 DISPATCH Photo heads, drawn bodies CHARLIE ZIMKUS iterers? How to Handel lo of the classics Give ’em a blast CH OFF, BUSTER! BA By Kevin Joy • O THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH n a recent Tuesday evening, two men were arguing on the sidewalk outside the Downtown YMCA. • As the exchange grew more heated, Sue Darby turned up the volume on a set of speakers affixed to the building exterior. • The defuser: Antonio Vivaldi. • The delicate orchestral strains of the Four Seasons concertos prompted the opponents to walk away. • “I feel like it’s a positive approach,” said Darby, executive director of the Y, at 40 W. Long St. “People don’t tend to stand around. There’s a sense of security.” Since January at the Y, an iPod loaded with classical music has played repeatedly from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily. The speakers on the building were donated by the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District, which represents Downtown property owners. Although such a soundtrack might be regarded as a pleasant diversion — a welcome cultural boost, even — by many people, another motive is at play. The music is designed as a social deterrent. See Classics Page F3 Joe’s Egg Hunt RIDDLE NO. 8 On the eighth day of Joe’s Mildly Entertaining Egg Hunt, here’s another riddle containing clues to the location of an imaginary egg: Take a walk on Grandma’s path To see where Satan takes a bath And two sandstone overhangs Popular with tourist gangs. Now find the egg upon a rock Where the preachers liked to talk. Where is the egg hidden? Solve all 10 riddles. After the last one is published on Tuesday, send your guesses — by 10 a.m. Wednesday — to jblundo@dispatch.com. Include your name, address, age and daytime phone number. To catch up, go to Dispatch. com/eggs.
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  66. 66. to teps pelling, 5 S om C e mativons Infor strati Illu FLIP phrases not found in Webster’s. We pass them along for educational purposes only. BAD CLOONEY GOOD CLOONEY ISTOCKPHOTO.COM - gullible: the only real word not in the dictionary Usage example: “I swear that gullible is not in the dictionary. Go look.” Forget that new car you’ve been eyeing. “OH58 Bell Helicopter T63-A-720 Turbine Engine OH-58 A+” (item No. 190211496659) guarantees that you’ll reach the neighborhood supermarket in style. The helicopter includes: Aeronautical Accessories High Skid Gear, Dual Controls, Aeronautical Accessories Range Extender, PS Engineering Incorporated PMA 6000 audio selector panel and — best of all — Bendix King KY96A TSO com transceiver. The auction, ending Friday, sports a reserve price of $75,100. Alas, the seller won’t fly the bird to you: The buyer is responsible for vehicle pickup or shipping. — Nick Chordas nchordas@dispatch.com Photo combined with WEIRD NEWS OF THE paint, drawings A production of Ladies Gents, staged by Irish director and playwright Paul Walker, opened last month in New York — 29 blocks north of Broadway in a Central Park restroom. The play, set in 1950s Dublin, requires a standing audience — up to 25 people — near a row of stalls. Walker acknowledged wanting to take spectators “out of their comfort zone.” Rehearsals were deemed difficult by actor John O’Callaghan: “One man actually came in and had a pee right in front of us.” — Chuck Shepherd Universal Press Syndicate 10 12 0 Batman Robin (1997) Clooney’s campy Batman made Adam West’s rendition of the Caped Crusader look like Laurence Olivier by comparison. The unwatchable movie is a blight not only on moviedom but on mankind as a whole. Ocean’s Twelve (2004) “Just stop.” It’s a phrase I mentally blasted at the screen throughout the awful caper film, willing it to halt in its self-obsessed tracks, but my hatred only made the experience take longer. Ocean’s Thirteen was at least blandly disappointing, an infinite improvement over this mess. Syriana (2005) Clooney picked up a bestsupporting-actor Oscar for the near-comprehensive look at the relationship among terrorism, oil and U.S. foreign policy. He put on weight and sported facial hair, showing some real range. EBAY ITEM OF THE WEEK 5 Michael Clayton (2007) The final shot of the film, with Clooney’s frazzled corporate-fixer character sitting in the back of a cab looking on after a long, hard go-round, is already approaching legendary status. He picked up a well-deserved best-actor Oscar nomination for a dynamic performance. 15 20 25 From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) Some deride the vampirecrime mash-up as schlock, but it’s one of my favorites. Clooney plays a slick shyster who kidnaps a family, takes it to Mexico and finds himself joining with it in an all-out battle against creatures of the night. Three Kings (1999) In one of the few movies based on the Gulf War, Clooney plays one of four soldiers on the hunt for stolen gold that was taken from Kuwait. It was one of the first performances that showed his vast potential as a serious actor. CHARLIE ZIMKUS DISPATCH SWOONY GOONY VS The Perfect Storm (2000) It’s not that the movie was awful, just mediocre. The real problem with the film is how it introduced an overused catchall phrase into the lexicon. Now everything is “the perfect storm of this” and “the perfect storm of that.” The Peacemaker (1997) There’s a reason Clooney and Nicole Kidman aren’t about to make The Peacemaker 5 together right now. Little chemistry exists between him as an Army colonel and her as a civilian who’s looking after him. Actor’s hits balance his misses Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) Clooney co-wrote and directed the superb black-andwhite look at Edward R. Murrow’s 1950s standoff with Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Clooney plays a small but effective supporting role as news executive Fred Friendly. By Phil Villarreal ,ARIZONA DAILY STAR T here’s good Clooney and there’s bad Clooney. George Clooney is often the very definition of cool — he can speak volumes with a raised eyebrow or sideways glance — but sometimes can be so cloyingly self-aware. Where his newest film, Leatherheads, fits in remains to be seen. Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988) Sure, it’s sort of a cheap shot to knock someone for what he does early in his career when he’s just trying to get by, but c’mon, George. Wouldn’t it have been better to munch on Ramen than resort to this?