3:42pm

Mon June 18, 2012
The Two-Way

From Our Readers: The Buckeye Is Only The Beginning

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 3:40 am

Jim Flechtner's satirical letter to The Courier (Findlay, Ohio), pointed out irreconcilable differences between the Holy Bible and the "bisexual" Buckeye and called for grassroots campaign to remove the "shameful" state mascot.

Without reading too much into the author's original intent, the letter does connote a bit of Jonathan Swift's Modest Proposal in 1729 and the rich history of subsequent modest proposals since.

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3:31pm

Mon June 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Prosecution Rests In Jerry Sandusky Trial

The prosecution presented its last witness today in the trial against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The New York Times reports the witness was the mother of one of the eight boys who accused Sandusky of sexually abusing him.

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2:52pm

Mon June 18, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Ice T’s Doc ‘The Art of Rap’ Is a Must See

This weekend, Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap opens in theaters, and it is absolutely deserving of an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary. It’s compelling, witty and much needed in terms of refocusing us on what hip hop, and rap in particular, is really about. There have been a number of documentaries put out over the years that have focused on emceeing, but this one really hits home for a few reasons.

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2:29pm

Mon June 18, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Scientists Find New Wrinkle In How Cholera Got To Haiti

A Haitian protester in Port-au-Prince last year spray-paints a wall, equating the UN mission in Haiti (abbreviated here as MINISTA) with cholera.
Thony Belizaire/AFP/Getty Images

Most researchers currently believe that United Nations peacekeeping soldiers introduced cholera to Haiti in October of 2010.

After all, Haiti hadn't recorded cholera for as long as a century, Nepal had experienced a cholera epidemic in the months preceding the soldiers' arrival, and the Haitian and Nepalese cholera strains were found to be nearly identical.

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2:07pm

Mon June 18, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Loneliness Bodes Poorly For A Healthy Old Age

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 2:13 pm

A feeling of loneliness carries health risks.
Gary Radler Photography iStockphoto.com

They're time-consuming, demanding and require birthday cards, but they may help keep you alive. Friends and family, that is.

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1:56pm

Mon June 18, 2012
It's All Politics

Rangel Downplays The Roots That Might Help His Re-Election

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 1:59 pm

Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., participates in last week's National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City.
Richard Drew AP

An interesting case of identity politics is playing out in New York's newly drawn 13th Congressional District, which includes Harlem and parts of the Bronx.

Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., faces four much younger competitors in next week's Democratic primary, in what could be the toughest re-election bid of his long political career.

NPR's Corey Dade explains:

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1:56pm

Mon June 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Jury Finds Baseball Star Roger Clemens Not Guilty On All Counts

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 2:53 pm

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens, accompanied by his attorney Rusty Hardin, left, arrives at federal court in Washington on June 11.
Haraz N. Ghanbari AP

A jury found baseball star Roger Clemens not guilty on six charges against. Clemens was accused of lying to Congress in 2008 about his use of performance enhancing drugs.

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1:48pm

Mon June 18, 2012
The Salt

Chef Tempts Tourists Back To Tijuana By Focusing On The Food

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 12:34 pm

Chef Javier Plascencia finds inspiration for his dishes at the Mercado Hidalgo, a huge indoor market in Tijuana
Melanie Stetson Freeman Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images

Say the word Tijuana, and many people automatically think of a city riddled with drug violence. But native son Javier Plascencia is hoping to change all that by cooking up high-quality cuisine that focuses on the region's diverse ingredients.

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1:30pm

Mon June 18, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Independent workers seek communal workspaces

Participants focus during a PHP basics workshop at Tech Liminal in Oakland.
Irene Florez

Instead of working alone, independent workers—freelancers, contractors, independent consultants and temps—are increasingly joining co-working spaces. These are collaborative work environments where independents can rent desk and meeting space down to the hour. Roughly like a gym membership, at co-working spaces, you pack your laptop instead of your sweats.

In Oakland, 2012 is the boom year for formally expanding the prevailing cubicle-centered notions of work and worker archetypes. By the end of the year, Oakland will have at least four formal co-working spaces. 

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1:25pm

Mon June 18, 2012
It's All Politics

A Horse Is A Horse, Unless Of Course It's Ann Romney's Dressage Champ

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 4:26 pm

Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, wears a "Dressage is no. 1" foam finger at a competition on Saturday. Romney's horse, Rafalca, qualified for the 2012 Olympic dressage team.
Courtesy of Steve O'Byrne

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