Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Ohio Committee To Vote On Internet Cafe Moratorium
An Ohio Senate panel is poised to vote Tuesday evening on a bill that would immediately halt expansion of Internet cafes in the state.
The measure would extend a current moratorium on the opening of new sweepstakes gambling operations until June 2014. It would require operators of current facilities to file more thorough affidavits with the state. Those who don’t file a new affidavit could face a fine of up to $1,000 a day.
A separate measure pending in a Senate committee would essentially ban Internet cafes. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine calls the cafes illegal gambling operations and wants them shut down.
The industry calls them legal. Patrons buy cards for phone and Internet time with chances to play computer games that operate like slot machines with cash prizes.