WOSU News Archives For October 2003

Ohio annouces first of its kind kidney exchange program

12:00AM
October
31, 2003

Last year, 761 Ohioans were on the kidney transplant list. Of that number, 133 died while waiting for a transplant. A group of Ohio doctors announced today a new registry to get kidneys to patients around the state.

Study: Columbus traffic congestion lessening – slightly

12:00AM
October
31, 2003

If you are stuck in traffic right now, you may find this hard to believe, but a recent study indicates roadway congestion in Columbus has improved – albeit slightly – over the past couple years.

OSU researchers: Bats get a bad rap

12:00AM
October
31, 2003

Inspiring fear and loathing in many people, bats mainly want to be left alone. The nocturnal flyers function largely through something called echo-location. This Hallowween, WOSU science reporter Carolyn Gramling takes a closer look at these spooky mammals.

President Bush visits Columbus

12:00AM
October
30, 2003

President Bush told supporters at a Columbus fund-raiser today that he’s laying the foundation for an Ohio victory and a national re-election victory in the fall of 2004. But he says he’s still got a job to do – to keep nation secure,strong, prosperous and free.

OSU Medical Center receives $8-million cancer grant

12:00AM
October
30, 2003

Governor Taft annouced Wednesday that Ohio State University will receive an $8-million grant to try to find new ways to prevent and treat lung cancer. The award is part of the state’s Third Frontier initiative.

OSU suspends football player charged with assault

12:00AM
October
29, 2003

Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel has suspended tight end Louis Irizarry after the freshman was charged with three counts of assault. The charges stem from a fight Monday night in the dorm room of Irizarry’s girlfriend. Police say Irizarry’s assaulted his girlfriend and two other men.

Gay activists form Pink Pistols group in central Ohio

12:00AM
October
29, 2003

Gays and guns go together says Kim Rife. Rife’s a member of the Ohio chapter of Pink Pistols, a national group dedicated to arming the gay community for its own protection. About 35 people have formed a chapter of the organization in Central Ohio.

Ohioans should expect higher natural gas prices

12:00AM
October
28, 2003

Central Ohioans who heat their homes with natural gas should brace for higher heating bills this coming winter. Donald Mason of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio says a combination of colder weather and transportation costs could boost gas costs 220 dollars for the average homeowner.

Campaign aims to curb underage drinking

12:00AM
October
28, 2003

Trying to keep underage people from buying alcohol is a constant battle. State liquor control agents have spent the last couple years running sting operations designed to encourage store owners to check identification of people who buy alcohol. Hundreds of businesses have been fined. Now store owners and liquor companies have launced a new campaign to try to curb underage drinking.

Buckeyes’ Drew Carter out for year

12:00AM
October
28, 2003

Ohio State wide receiver Drew Carter’s injured knee will cause him to miss the rest of his senior season. Head coach Jim Tressel made the annoucement Tuesday afternoon at his weekly luncheon. Carter was injured in Saturday’s win over Indiana.