WOSU News Archives For August 2004

Roger Blackwell, 4 others indicted on insider trading charges

12:00AM
August
31, 2004

Roger Blackwell, a nationally known marketing expert is accused of leaking secret details of a merger that authorities say generated $880,000 in illegal profits.

Ohio State prepares for football kickoff

12:00AM
August
31, 2004

The Ohio State Football season starts this Saturday, and the university is making several changes fans will notice on game day.

OSU scientist researches eggs for soldiers

12:00AM
August
31, 2004

But the process of preserving food for military field rations leaves some items less than desirable. One Ohio State professor is working on a new preservation method that will make it possible to include eggs in battlefield breakfasts.

Ohio voter registration efforts begin final push

12:00AM
August
30, 2004

The deadline to register to vote in the November presidential election is October 4th, but campaigns to register new voters are already in high gear.

Funerals set for Ohio guardsmen killed by homemade bombs

12:00AM
August
30, 2004

Funeral arrangements are set for two Ohio national guardsmen killed in Iraq when a homemade bomb exploded near their Humvee. WOSU’s Tom Borgerding profiles one of the men killed, Lieutenant Charles Wilkins.

Columbus schools superintendent touts academic gains

12:00AM
August
24, 2004

Academic performance among Ohio students continues to improve. That’s according to a statewide report card released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Education. Columbus schools superintendent Gene Harris used the occasion to tout her district’s improvements.

Heinz Kerry touts husband’s health care, college-tuition plans

12:00AM
August
24, 2004

Teresa Heinz Kerry pushed her husband’s college-tuition-for-community-service plan during an appearance Monday before a group of about 250 Ohio working women in Columbus. Heinz Kerry also outlined her views on economic benefits and health care for women.

Longaberger to layoff nearly 800 workers

12:00AM
August
23, 2004

The Longaberger basket company now says it will lay off nearly 800 workers next month.

Federal judge says Childrens Services can hold church concert

12:00AM
August
20, 2004

A Franklin County Children’s Services concert at an east-side church can go on as planned Saturday night. A federal judge Friday rejected claims by the American Civil Liberties Union that the concert is a violation of the constitutional separation of church and state.

Cool summer helps some, hurts others

12:00AM
August
19, 2004

Here’s a news flash: It’s been a cooler than normal summer. That cool weather has been good news to some businesses, but bad news to others.