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Chemical Abstracts Uses Massive Databases To Help Train Young Scientists

Right here in Columbus are a series of databases that some scientists and business leaders call the world’s most valuable collection of scientific data. This week, they'll be used to train some of the world’s best young scientists.

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A new program to encourage women to receive early pregnancy screenings and prenatal care was announced Tuesday. Officials with the Pregnancy Care Connection say they want to make getting prental care easier for women who have difficulty scheduling, getting to and paying for appointments.

On average a woman in Franklin County waits up to 19 days before seeing an obstetrician to get prenatal care. The Ohio Administrative Code says the wait should only be 5 days.

A blue Conrail diesel locomotive slowly pulls a long line of cars out of the Buckeye Yard owned by CSX. The rail yard is an expansive facility. At its widest point. More than a dozen sets of tracks wide. Dozens of trains picking up and delivering goods use the facility every day.

Central Ohio remembers September 11th

Sep 11, 2003

Central Ohioans remembered the anniversary of September 11th at a memorial on the Ohio State campus today. Student ROTC members organized the ceremony to recognize all of the men and women who died serving their country.

At 8:46 a.m. Ohio state ROTC members lowered the American flag to half staff. The same moment terror struck American soil 2 years ago when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center. A 21 gun salute honored the three thousand victims who died that day.

A Hollywood entertainer announced Wednesday he plans to start an anti violence campaign in Columbus. R & B singer Tyrese Gibson and city officials say Columbus' first annual Youth Peace and Unity festival will be held in October.

On October 25th Tyrese Gibson, a singer, actor, model turned community activist, will host a peace and unity rally. Gibson says he has adopted Columbus as a second home and was disturbed about the number of homicides the city has had this year.

After a summer-long investigation, the Ohio State University athletics department has decided what to do with Maurice Clarett.

OSU athletics director Andy Geiger announced Clarett would be suspended for the season. Geiger disclosed Clarett violated the NCAA rule that prohibits him from accepting gifts as a college athlete. He says Clarett accepted thousands of dollars in gifts but he would not say exactly how many thousands of dollars. Geiger also said Clarett lied to NCAA and university investigators on 14 different occasions, violating the NCAA ethics rule.

Maurice Clarett to Face Criminal Charge

Sep 9, 2003

Ohio State University tailback Maurice Clarett's troubles are growing. A spokesman for the Columbus City Attorney says a criminal charge is to be filed this afternoon against Clarett. City attorney's spokesman Scott Varner says authorities will file one misdemeanor charge of falsification against Clarett. The charge is in connection with a police report Clarett filed in April claiming thousands of dollars of merchandise was stolen from a car he was driving. Clarett's attorney Scott Schiff later acknowledged Clarett inflated the value of the items.

Ohio State coach Jim Tressel says he's ready to let Maurice Clarett leave the Buckeyes if that's what Clarett wants to do.

Tressel told reporters today that he would recommend Clarett be released from his scholarship if the player wanted to transfer to another school.

His comments come the same day Clarett was charged with falsifying an April police report in which he claimed thousands of dollars in merchandise was stolen from a car he was driving.

OSU researchers test

Sep 9, 2003

A team of Ohio State University researchers is part of a consortium of universities developing large-scale applications for a material called "smart dust". On Monday, the researchers demonstrated new technology with a network of smart dust sensors. A car rolls slowly between two lines of orange flags scattered across the lawn of the chemical abstracts service building just north of Ohio State University.

Columbus middle school grieves student hit by car

Sep 8, 2003

Johnson Park Middle School principal Charmain Kinker says a "crisis" team is on hand Monday at the school to help grieving students. 12- year-old Jarrod Payne was killed Friday afteroon as he tried to cross Livingston Avenue at Waverly.

Kinker says the counselors and other staff will provide some students "more shoulders to cry on." Although the new school year is less than two weeks old, Kinker says Jarrod was the second Johnson park student to be hit by a car on the way to and from school. Earlier, a boy was hit on Barnett Street. He recovered from his injuries.

Sunday will be a great day of music at the Germain Amphitheater, a who's who in the music industry will take the stage at Polaris for Farm Aid 2003. The day-long jam session will benefit family farms in Ohio and across the nation. The list of performers includes Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Sheryl Crow. Farm Aid concerts began in 1985 but this is the first time Ohio will host the event. Proceeds from the event will pay for programs to promote family farming and locally grown produce. Farm Aid also provides emergency assistance to the owners of family farms.

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