The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. They have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.
Senate Passes Gambling Changes
A wide-ranging bill to bring order to Ohio’s gambling laws has cleared the state Senate.
The measure passed on a 29-3 vote on Wednesday. It makes dozens of changes to laws involving Ohio’s four new casinos, video lottery terminals, horse racing and other forms of gambling.
The vote comes a day after a Senate panel stripped a provision that would have expanded charity card rooms from one Ohio county to all 88 counties. Senators also added a one-year moratorium on new Internet “sweepstakes” cafes in the state.
Other items include longer operating hours for bingo parlors and a requirement that the state complete a study on gambling addiction problems.
The Ohio House planned Wednesday to reject the Senate changes to the bill, which would send it to a negotiating committee.