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Security Company Takes Law Into Its Handsnew

Despite having no police powers, employees at Cuyahoga Valley Patrol have nonetheless been arresting people and conducting heavily armed raids, behaving like Marines in the Cambodian jungle.
Cleveland Scene  |  Denise Grollmus  |  04-02-2005  |  Crime & Justice

Lord of the Stringsnew

Guitarist Glenn Schwartz could have been a rock god. But on the verge of conquering the world, he chose to save his soul.
Cleveland Scene  |  Thomas Francis  |  12-10-2004  |  Profiles & Interviews

Was It Hacked?new

The Bush administration's "fix" of the 2000 election debacle (the Help America Vote Act) made crooked elections considerably easier, by foisting paperless electronic voting on states before the bugs had been worked out or meaningful safeguards could be installed.
Orlando Weekly  |  Alan Waldman  |  11-18-2004  |  Politics

Cheeseburgers and Paradise Won Ohionew

Ohio turned out to be the swing state everyone predicted, and President Bush's narrow victory here pushed him to re-election. John Kerry won all the major cities in Ohio, yet the suburban and rural vote trumped him.
Cincinnati CityBeat  |  Stephanie Dunlap  |  11-10-2004  |  Politics

Thieves Pillage HUD-Owned Homesnew

By putting the same lock on every home it repossesses in Ohio, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development seems to invite break-ins. In Cleveland, every house owned by HUD gets looted.
Cleveland Scene  |  Chris Maag  |  11-08-2004  |  Policy Issues

Playing Doctor: A Physician Practices Based on Questionable Claimsnew

Lying on a résumé isn't a crime -- except when a doctor does it. Luckily for Edward Patrick, who may have never done the residency he claims, the Ohio Medical Board is forgiving.
Cleveland Scene  |  Thomas Francis  |  11-02-2004  |  Science

Out of Africanew

Referencing the works of Marcus Garvey, Gil Scott Heron, and Carter G. Wilson, the Ghana-born rapper doesn't speak of black power so much as unleash it, venting on everything from blue-collar students dealing with bad credit to Third World strife.
Cleveland Scene  |  Jason Bracelin  |  09-07-2004  |  Profiles & Interviews

Blood Brothers: Kilbanes Get Sentenced for an Old Crimenew

Nearly three decades ago, brothers Martin and Owen Kilbane were sentenced for their role in the death of a judge's wife. When their chance to be paroled drew near, they found themselves charged with a new crime: the murder of a pimp 36 years ago.
Cleveland Scene  |  Thomas Francis  |  09-07-2004  |  Crime & Justice

More Bushwhacking: Filmmaker Sets Her Sights on the Presidentnew

Rose's documentary is truly effective in its firsthand accounts from people accosted and detained by police officers and FBI and Secret Service agents for doing little more than exchanging anti-Bush e-mails or speaking out against the war on terror in public places.
Dallas Observer  |  Robert Wilonsky  |  08-23-2004  |  Profiles & Interviews

Mohawks and Mullets Butt Heads on Ozzfest 2004new

The annual headbanger bacchanalia has undergone something of a sea change in 2004: Spearheaded by Superjoint, hardcore-influenced metal has taken over.
Cleveland Scene  |  Jason Bracelin  |  08-23-2004  |  Concerts

Basketball Team's Success Renews Community Spiritnew

When a high-school team recently recovered from a painful 15-year losing streak, its victory energized local leaders to explore more avenues to foster community pride.
Cincinnati CityBeat  |  Jeffrey Hillard  |  08-07-2004  |  Sports

City Planner's Book Profiles 35 Urban Neighborhoodsnew

Baby boomers and twentysomethings are the groups most likely to repopulate cities, says Kyle Ezell. In an interview, he covers everything from “fake urbs” to the fine art of schlepping.
Columbus Alive  |  Nikki Davis  |  06-09-2004  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Cleveland Fusion Proves Playing Football Is Not Just for Mennew

The rough-and-tumble sport of football appeals to enough women that the National Women's Football League has grown from two teams to 37 since its first season in 2000. Posters that feature defensive backs wearing sports bras and lace-up spandex pants are drawing more men to the games.
Cleveland Scene  |  Rebecca Meiser  |  05-24-2004  |  Sports

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