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‘Last Word’ swaps chick-flick sweetness for some saltiness

In a recent New York Times op-ed piece, Gloria Steinem defined “chick flick” as a movie “that has more dialogue than car chases, more relationships than special effects and whose suspense comes more from how people live than from how they get killed.”
“The Last Word,” starring Shirley MacLaine ... (full story)


Sports


Jury convicts sports agent, trainer in Cuban smuggling case

Jury convicts sports agent, trainer in Cuban smuggling case

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami jury on Wednesday, March 15, convicted a Florida sports agent and a baseball trainer on charges they smuggled Cuban baseball players to the U.S. in search of big profits from professional free agent contracts.
The verdict came after jurors heard about six weeks of testimony in the trial of Bartolo Herna ... (full story)


NC State hires Keatts away from UNC Wilmington as new coach

NC State hires Keatts away from UNC Wilmington as new coach

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — North Carolina State didn't have to look very far to find its next men's basketball coach.
The school has hired UNC Wilmington's Kevin Keatts to take over as head basketball coach, staying in its home state to find a coach who had spent time as an assistant to a Hall of Fame coach before leading his ... (full story)


Intensity levels/heart rate zones

Do you train by intensity or do you “run” on gut instinct? And if you do use a heart rate zone system, well, just what system do you use, and more important, how did you formulate your training zones? These are important questions, because as you sharpen your training parameters you delve deeper into the precision world ... (full story)


State


Blight battle finds focus at Aretha Franklin's birthplace

Blight battle finds focus at Aretha Franklin's birthplace

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The crumbling house where Aretha Franklin was born looks no different from many others on Lucy Avenue in Memphis' Soulsville neighborhood: empty and shuttered, with plywood over the windows. A rear section has collapsed, and weeds grow all around it. No one has lived there for years.
It's a monument to ... (full story)


US Rep Jim Renacci enters 2018 race for Ohio governor

US Rep Jim Renacci enters 2018 race for Ohio governor

COLUMBUS (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci last Monday entered the 2018 governor's race against a potential trio of state officeholders.
Renacci, of Wadsworth, sought to position himself as a political outsider alongside three Republicans he says have spent their careers in public office: state Attorney General Mike D ... (full story)


Lawmakers propose pilot program to treat opioid offenders in Ohio

A bill seeking to establish a pilot program for the treatment of Ohio opioid offenders was referred to the Criminal Justice Committee in the Ohio House of Representatives recently.
Republican Reps. Stephen Huffman and Andrew Brenner of Tipp City and Powell, respectively, introduced the measure early in March that would create a & ... (full story)


Justices will hear strip club case as high court hits the road

The Ohio Supreme Court will take its show on the road next month as it hears oral arguments in three cases in Morgan County on April 6.
The visit, according to the high court's news service, is the spring iteration of the court's semi-annual Off-Site Court program, which it does twice a year.
"Part of our mission as an in ... (full story)