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Here's how The Enquirer describes an Ohio Supreme Court decision allowing Democrats to challenge a ridiculous Republican attempt to unfairly redraw Congressional districts: “Court ruling throws 2012 elections into chaos.” Here's the same report by WLWT, minus the drama: “Ohio Supreme Court Allows Redistricting Challenge.”—-

Metropolitan Sewer District to Rumpke garbage dump mountain operators: Pls stop pumping the leachate into the sewer system because it's been reacting with other stuff for two years and smelling real bad and complaints are on the rise. Kthxbye.

No one expects an Enquirer streetcar poll to have much relevance outside of its largely white middle class readership, but its latest finding (“While most oppose project, most wouldn't ban it either”) is pretty funny.

Why Herman Cain's value-meal inspired 9-9-9 tax plan won't be supported by Congress.

Mitt Romney has raised more Wall Street money than President Obama. Does this explicitly prove that Obama started the Occupy protests? Duh! At least Wells Fargo's profits are up 21 percent.

Heroes star Zachary Quinto came out as a gay man this week, partially in response to the suicide of a gay New York teenager last month.

"In light of Jamey's death – it became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it – is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality," Quinto writes. ...

"I am eternally grateful to him for being the catalyst for change within me," Quinto writes. "Now I can only hope to serve as the same catalyst for even one other person in this world. That – I believe – is all that we can ask of ourselves and of each other."

Two-time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon died yesterday after a crash during a race in Las Vegas. He was 33.

An elementary school in Illinois has earned a gold medal from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for its anti-obesity plan.

The cafeteria here serves fresh fruit and veggies, low-fat or no-fat milk, no sodas or fried foods and no gooey desserts. There are no sweets on kids' birthdays and food is never used as a reward. Teachers wear pedometers and parents have to sign a contract committing to the school's healthy approach...

During a recent nutrition lesson, first-graders sat raptly on the hallway floor as a teacher read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," a classic kids' story about a caterpillar that can't seem to stop eating — all kinds of fruit at first. But when the bug moved on to chocolate cake and ice cream, the youngsters gasped and said in hushed tones, "junk food," as if it were poison.

Researchers say climate change is making animals shrink.

The St. Louis Cardinals will face the Texas Rangers in the World Series, which starts Wednesday. Booo!