WOSU News Archives For May 2006

Board Postpones Hearing of Protest to 15th District Candidacy

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12:00AM
May 31, 2006

The Franklin County Board of Elections has postponed for three weeks hearing a protest against a candidate for the 15th Congressional District. Columbus business owner and Madison County resident Charles Morrison is running as an independent candidate against incumbent Congresswoman Deborah Pryce and Democratic challenger Mary Jo Kilroy. Several county republican leaders have asked the board to remove Morrison from the November ballot.

Noe Pleads Guilty

Tom Noe
12:00AM
May 31, 2006

Former GOP fundraiser Tom Noe has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he illegally funneled donations to President Bush’s re-election campaign.

Insurance Companies Market Identity Theft Protection

12:00AM
May
30, 2006

Cases involving Ohio University and the Veterans Adminstration have increased worries about identity theft in recent weeks. Where there is worry, there is often a business opportunity. Insurance companies have gotten into the business of identity theft – selling policies designed to help customers set things right.

Deadline Near for School Voucher Registration

12:00AM
May
29, 2006

The deadline is approaching for families of students in schools considered to be “failing” to sign up for the state’s new voucher program.

God May Soon Be Prominent In Ohio Public Schools

12:00AM
May
26, 2006

References to God will soon be on prominent display in many Ohio public schools. State legislators this week gave final approval to a bill requiring schools to display donated copies of the state and federal mottoes. And a leader of Ohio’s conservative evangelical movement is vowing to take advantage of the law and make those donations. Still, the law may be challenged in court by the American Civil Liberties Union.

96-year-old Pushes For Public Campaign Funding

Doris "Granny D" Haddock
12:00AM
May 26, 2006

96-year-old Doris “Granny D” Haddock travels the country pushing for public campaign funding. The New Hampshire native went to jail twice for her part in walking fasts around the U. S. Capitol to get attention for campaign reform. Now she has written a memoir.

Predatory lending bill passes state legislature

12:00AM
May
25, 2006

A newly passed bill that’s meant to crack down on predatory lenders is on its way to Governor Taft.

Racially-tinged debate erupts in Ohio Senate

12:00AM
May
25, 2006

A racially-tinged shouting match erupted on the floor of the Ohio Senate last (Wednesday) night. The heated debate began as lawmakers were poised to vote on a non-controversial resolution .one commemorating September 22 as the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Columbus Barbershop Hosts HIV Awareness Talks

12:00AM
May
25, 2006

HIV rates among black women are rising nationally. In Franklin County, Ohio Department of Health data indicates black women make up 11% of new HIV/AIDS cases and minorities make up about 36% of new cases. To raise awareness among minorities a local organization is taking a new approach. They’re taking HIV education into barbershops.

OSU Sport And Citizen Center Will Research Hazing

12:00AM
May
24, 2006

Ohio State University faculty and staff attended a meeting Tuesday at Page Hall to discuss a center that will be studying how sports, citizenship and society are interconnected. Two issues the center will examine are hazing and bonding in organized sports.