Monday, April 27, 2009

This and That

* Democratic Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-15) visited a group that called attention to the abduction of children in Africa. The children are then forced into armies. (Lantern)

* According to ESPN, seven former Ohio State football players were drafted in this weekend's NFL Draft. I guess this proves that Coach Tressel helps his players develop into young men and excellent athletes. The seven former Buckeyes include Malcolm Jenkins, Chris "Beanie" Wells, James Laurinaitis, Brian Robiskie, Donald Washington, Brian Hartline, and Marcus Freeman.

* On the Today Show, they discussed alternatives for the summer instead of summer camp. Because of tough economic times, some parents are unable to send their kids to camp. The website MOM CENTRAL has some ideas for summer activities. I'd also suggest to parents to check their local Y's, city recreation centers, or hire college students for summer activities. College students majoring in teaching will be looking for summer jobs, and may jump at the chance to make money while designing summer activities for your children.

* The Palm Beach Post has an interesting opinion column called The Lose-Lose GOP Strategy.

* In a desperate move to attract viewers, Channel 4 in Columbus, Ohio, is giving away prizes to "loyal" viewers. The station has laid off tons of people and, from my perspective, appears to be struggling. They've resorted to reading e-mails, and Twitter postings on the air within a broadcast, especially on the weekends. In more cost-cutting efforts, their fancy, over-hyped, brand new broadcast center on Capitol Square, is rarely used. Formerly owned by NBC, the station was bought by another company and then the cuts started.