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.
Leader: Ohio Senate Wants To Outlaw Internet Cafes
The leader of the Ohio Senate says the Republican-controlled chamber is ready to move forward with a bill essentially outlawing Internet cafes.
At a news conference Wednesday, Senate President Keith Faber said a majority of his caucus now agrees the sweepstakes parlors are illegal and should be banned. The announcement follows pleas by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine for legislative action.
DeWine, a fellow Republican, led a raid on six of the facilities in the Cleveland area last week after an appellate court ruled the cafes constituted illegal gambling.
The Ohio House approved a bill late last year intended to regulate the cafes. It failed to gain traction in the Senate, but the House passed a new proposal in March that is pending in a Senate committee.