Morning News and Stuff

Oct 7, 2011 at 9:57 am

The Ides of March opens nationally today. Here's what one of CityBeat's highly respected film critics thinks of it. And here's an interview with Max Minghella by another smart person who works here. —-

Cincinnati Public Schools is suing a private charter school operator for purchasing a CPS building and then using the building to try to steal its students and government funds. CPS says the operator of the school, Theodore Roosevelt Public Charter School, agreed to not to use the building as a school but then did it anyway. The school contends that it is allowed to be a school.

If you're going to steal newspaper vending boxes, at least support the few businesses still advertising inside them. #clevelandproblems

U.S. attorneys have announced a news conference today to "outline actions targeting the sale, distribution and cultivation of marijuana." The AP reports that the Obama administration originally ordered the buzzkill, even though the state in 1996 approved its medical-marijuana law and it has a lot of support.

Here are some Wall Street headlines for today:

Protests Offer Obama Opportunity to Gain, and Room For Pitfalls

40 Year Low in America's View of Wall Street

Wall Street protesters disgusted with both parties

10 Things to Know About Wall Street's Rapacious Attack on America

Three activist women today won the Nobel Peace Prize: Liberian PresidentEllen Johnson Sirleaf — Africa’s first elected female president — her compatriot, peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakul Karman ofYemen, a pro-democracy campaigner.

Here's a fun headline/subhed combo:

The 4 Billionaire 'Vultures' Trying to Pick Our Next President

Stealing oil from Indian reservations, cheating dying workers out of compensation for asbestos-exposure claims, voter-roll purging — just some of the work of these kingmakers.

Happy 10-year anniversary, Afghanistan War!

The Apple iPhone 4S is available for preorder

The Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees last night, advancing to play the Texas Rangers in the American League Championship Series. Tonight it's Diamondbacks-Brewers and Cardinals-Phillies for the NLCS. The winners of each league will play each other in something called the World Series.

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