WOSU News Archives For January 2004

Caller claims responsibility; disconnected twice

12:00AM
January
30, 2004

Authorities Friday said a man called police four times on Monday to claim that he was behind a series of highway shootings in Columbus. It’s the first time someone has claimed responsibility.

Sullivant Elem. and ‘No Child Left Behind’ – Pt 1

12:00AM
January
30, 2004

The now two-year old federal ‘No Child Left Behind’ education law requires students at Sullivant Elementary and every other elementary school in the country to read and do math at grade level within the next decade. But, that’s easier said than done at a school where one-third of the student population comes from homeless families. WOSU’s Tom Borgerding profiles Sullivant in a three part series.

Sullivant Elem. and ‘No Child Left Behind’ – Pt. 2

12:00AM
January
30, 2004

In his recent State of the Union Speech President Bush renewed his call to boost academic achievement among the nation’s school children through continued focus on the “No Child Left Behind” act. But, the “doors of opportunity” are tougher to open at some schools. WOSU’s Tom Borgerding profiles one such school in Columbus.

Sullivant Elem. and ‘No Child Left Behind’ Pt. 3

12:00AM
January
30, 2004

Federal education law has boosted emphasis in elementary school classrooms on proficiency in basic subjects. The Sullivant Elementary School is in a poor neighborhood and is struggling to meet the guidelines.

Four dead in home with high carbon monoxide

12:00AM
January
27, 2004

Police say the deaths of four people found in a house in Columbus apparently were accidental from carbon monoxide poisoning. Detective Patrick Dorn says autopsy results are expected to confirm that.

Investigators link I-71 to outerbelt shootings

12:00AM
January
23, 2004

Investigators have linked Thursday’s early morning shooting of a car on I-71 to 19 other shootings south of Columbus.

Task force investigates reported shooting on I-71

12:00AM
January
22, 2004

The team investigating the series of shootings south of Columbus is looking into a reported early morning shooting of a car on I-71. Police say a man reported his car was hit as he drove north on I-71 near Lambert Road shortly after midnight. Investigators reportedly found shell casings at the scene of the incident.

Motts Military Museum grows

12:00AM
January
21, 2004

The Motts Military Museum is growing. The Groveport museum which features military artifacts from the Indian wars to Operation Iraqi Freedom will soon double its size. WOSU’s Mike Thompson profiles the museum and its founder, Warren Motts.

Investigators: Shooter at ground level in 19th case

12:00AM
January
16, 2004

Investigators say the person responsible for the latest Interstate 270 shooting was probably at ground level when the shots were fired. A man was traveling eastbound on I-270 at 2:15am when a bullet skipped off the hood of his car and through the windshield.

Head of national DNC stumps in Columbus

12:00AM
January
16, 2004

The Democrats National Chairman kicked off the state of the American worker tour at a local union hall in Columbus Friday, denouncing the Bush administration’s economic policies.