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The Sound of Ideas

Weekly Reporters’ Roundtable

Posted Thursday, June 18, 2009

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Utility executives, the Governor and other public officials team up Thursday for an announcement that would have been hard to envision just a few years ago. Momentum is building to put a new nuclear power plant in Southern Ohio. Federal investigators this week filed the first charges resulting from their long probe of alleged corruption in Cuyahoga County government and some local leaders call on one key suspect to step aside. The Ohio State Medical Association has some reservations about President Obama's health care reform plan. Those are some of the stories we'll review in this week's roundtable. Join us with your thoughts at 9:00 a.m. Thursday on 90.3.


Government/Politics, Health, Other, Courts/Crime - Fire/Law Enforcement, Energy, Technology


Mark Naymik, The Plain Dealer
Mary Vanac, MedCity News
Stephen Koff, The Plain Dealer

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Ken 11:45 AM 6/18/09

The only reason the AMA and Ohio Doctors are against the Obama health plan is because they worry that some of their surgeon brethren who are making uber-money will not be able to afford the five houses and tee times at Pebble Beach that they’ve grown accustomed to.  They want to protect their “pot” with the healthcare of the 46 million people who can’t get any insurance or real healthcare.  Shame on the fat cats!

Jim, Avon 11:47 AM 6/18/09

The PD is doing a great job on the scandal, but it is ignoring one salacious aspect: Just WHAT did Dimora, Russo et. al DO with that condo suite provided for their use?
It had to be Bimbos! What ELSE would these guys use it for? When do we read about the bimbos??
Go get’em, guys!

J. Talker 11:48 AM 6/18/09

Don’t say there is no other readily available nuclear site in the state other than Piketon.  Piketon makes a lot of sense (a site already used for (and contaminated by) nuclear projects but there is the Perry Nuclear Power Plant site here in Northeast Ohio. The Perry Nuclear Plant was originally to be a 2 unit plant.  Only the first unit was completed but the site was sized for two units and indeed much of the 2nd unit has been built (including the landmark cooling tower) on the site.  The capability for completion is still there though Wikipedia indicates the engineering to accommodate today’s more modern technology into the substantial technology already installed on the 2nd unit might be a challenge.

Tom Barnaby 11:49 AM 6/18/09

The media convicted Dimora and Russo the second the news broke. I think if they had german last names or were African American, everyone would be waiting to see if they were guilty or not before tagging them criminals. Its ethnic stereotyping. Maybe they’re guilty, maybe not but they should be treated like eveyone else, not biug fat stereotypes.
The difference between Dimora and Mark Dann is proof and witnesses.


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