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GOLDMINE ENT.'S 1ST ANNUAL HAIRSHOW 2012
Victory for voting rights in Ohio
Hours after a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit Courts said it would not set aside a lower court's ruling that all Ohio voters be allowed to cast ballots in the three days before the Nov. 6 election, business was usual inside the Obama Campaign office in Akron.
While news of the victory had reached the office, workers were still busy fielding calls, handing out signs, pens, posters and dealing with the non stop flow of traffic coming in and out of the medium sized office in the Wallhaven district of Akron's westside. The mood was still festive, though, as the highest court in the land ruled that if Ohio is going to open polls for military voters during the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before the election, it must allow all voters to participate.
In what has become a key battle ground state in this year's 2012 Presidential Election, the Obama campaign sued the state over its decision to end early voting on the Friday before the election for all but members of the military.
Educating with pancakes at Buchtel High School
They came, they saw and they ate. Parents, families and community members were out in big numbers to enjoy themselves and become politically educated at Pancake Day at Buchtel High School CLRC (Community Learning Resource Center) on Saturday. The event was open to the public as many community organizations and several political candidates came out to engage the citizens.
Among the VIP's were Vernon Sykes, (D) House of Representatives 44th district since 2007, Senator Tom Sawyer (D) who represents the 28th Senate District, judge Elinore Marsh Stormer, mayor Don Plusquellic, and City Council President Marco Sommerville. Several issues on this year's ballot were discussed such as Summit County Issue no. 73 is a 2.25 million renewal of a levy that cost homeowners of $100K or more about $69 a year, and is not a new tax. The tax provides 60 percent of Summit County Children's Services operating funds. Akron Municipal ballot issue 3 brings a six year old proposal that was rejected by voters, increasing the terms of ward council members from two to four years.
Cavaliers get bucked with a 97-80 loss to Milwaukee
At times there were sparks of greatness. Moments early on in the game, this young Cavalier team looked as if they might have a special chemistry beginning to develop. Those sparks quickly fizzled out as the Cavs offense sputtered throughout the second half of the game which led to a 97-80 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks at the Memorial Civic Center in Canton last evening. Head Coach Byron Scott describes the team play as "selfish" and that they "didn't share the ball".
Nothing could be further from the truth as the Cavs turned the ball over 22 times and shot only 38 percent from the field. Only two Cavs players reached double digits (Miles 18 pts. 3 stls, Irving 16 pts 3 assts), and it could be said that both saw limited time and were not in the game in the 4th quarter when the rout really began. It speaks to the youth and inexperience of a Cavs team struggling to find an identity.
Youth provide spark to fuel Cavs to a win
It wasn't the savvy veterans pulling through in the fourth quarter on Monday, Oct. 8 as the Cleveland Cavaliers won over six time EuroLeauge Champion Siena. Rather it was the hard nose, blue collar work ethic of the young cast of Cavaliers eager to prove their worth in their first preseason game of the year. Forwards Tristan Thompson (12pts 4 rebs), Tyler Zeller (7pts 7 rebs), Samardo Samuels (14pts 7 rebs) and G Dion Waiters (11pts) were electric when it counted tonight.
They fought off a sluggish first half where they trailed by 3 (36-33), having a dismal first quarter where the Cavs shot 4-17 from the field. Head Coach Byron Scott described their performance as "looking like they were stuck in the mud." The Cavs shooting did not pick up until around the middle of the second quarter. Cavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving had a lukewarm game from the field, going 1-7 shooting, but did finish 8-9 from the free throw line to finish with 10 pts.
Browns Prep For Bengals
The Browns look to go 1-0 in divisional play (AFC North) when they travel to Cincinnati this Sunday to square off against second year quarterback Andy Dalton and the Bengals. The Browns will have plenty of motivation as they seek to avenge last year’s regulars season lost to the Bengals, 23-20.
The defense is coming off a spectacular showing last week against the Eagles, recording 4 interceptions against Micahel Vick. The offense however sputtered, and committed four turnovers of its own as rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden (12-35, 118 yds. rtg 5.1) struggled early and often against a stingy Eagles defense.
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