I've long been intrigued by the way yesterday's expensive electronic device becomes today's cheap made-in-China commodity.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

What with (1) the presidential campaign and (2) the national economy collapsing into pieces, it's been difficult to follow other news stories the last couple of weeks, even important ones.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

It hasn't gotten much play in the news lately, but the investigation into who hacked into Sarah Palin's Yahoo e-mail account has continued.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

The John McCain campaign, eager to change the subject from the economy, has been highlighting Barack Obama’s ties to Bill Ayers, formerly a Weather Underground bomber and now a “distinguished professor of education” at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

OK, this is your final warning. Today is the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 4 general election.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

The Erie County Dog Warden and the the county humane society are both making extra efforts to find homes to adopt their animals.

The dog warden will have a booth at Corso's, 3404 Milan Road, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with four dogs who are ready to go home.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

By a 263-171 vote, the U.S. House has accepted the Senate's version of a $700 billion bailout bill.

North-central Ohio's two House members, U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, and U.S. Rep. Bob Latta,

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

Erie MetroPark's big annual free event, Harvest Happenings, returns from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Information, including a schedule of events, is available here.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

Librarians like to hold up the banner against censorship, talking about something called “freedom to read.” There’s even an American Library Association site devoted to the Freedom to Read Foundation. In fact, the ALA’s “Banned Books Week” concluded Oct. 4.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

The Anchorage Daily News, the main state newspaper, has run an editorial blasting Sarah Palin for claiming “vindication” over a report the Alaska Legislature issued concerning a vendetta the Alaska governor and her husband pursued against

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

 

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