Archive for July, 2008

By Bob Fitrakis In 2001, Michael L. Connell of GovTech Solutions, L.L.C., a notoriously partisan GOP operative and Bush family confidant, was selected to re-organize the Capitol Hill IT network. Under the guise of selecting a female-owned IT company (Connells wife Heather is listed as the owner), former Congressman and convicted felon Bob Ney reportedly […]

Bob Bytes Back Archives: 8/21/1996 Uh Oh Umberto

Posted by Bob Fitrakis on July 24th, 2008

8/21/1996 by Bob Fitrakis Uh oh, Umberto. This is getting all too predictable. Sunday’s Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that everybody’s favorite suspected minority front company, Banks Carbone Construction, is purchasing liability insurance through the Fedeli Group. Umberto Fedeli, chair of the Ohio Turnpike Commission, is the sole owner of the Fedeli Group Insurance Company. Now, […]

Ohio Attorney Files Motion In Bronzeville v Blackwell

Posted by moderator on July 19th, 2008

At a press conference this morning in Columbus, Ohio, Cliff Arnebeck, lead attorney for the plaintiffs in the case of King Lincoln Bronzeville v. Blackwell, announced that he is filing a motion to “lift the stay in the case [and] proceed with targeted discovery in order to help protect the integrity of the 2008 election.” […]

Free Movie Drexel East Columbus, “Oil, Smoke & Mirrors”

Posted by moderator on July 19th, 2008

“Oil, Smoke & Mirrors” an independent 50 minute documentary on peak oil, 9/11 and the war on terror Tuesday, July 22, 2008 – 7:30pm Drexel East Theater, 2254 E. Main St., Bexley Sponsored by the Free Press, Central Ohio Green Education Fund and the Drexel East FREE! “I heartily recommend this documentary. It should be […]

“GasHole” movie at the Drexel Grandview, Ohio

Posted by moderator on July 14th, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008 – 7:30pm “GasHole” movie at the Drexel Grandview 1247 Grandview Avenue   “INFURIATING…HARD HITTING…GAS HOLE STANDS TO RISE IN DIRECT PROPORTION TO GAS COSTS.” — Rob Nelson, Variety   “CHILLING….I’D REQUIRE EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN TO SEE IT.” — Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch   “GAS HOLE IS CLEARLY A MOVIE WHOSE […]

Second Saturday Salon, Saturday, July 12 at 6:30pm

Posted by moderator on July 9th, 2008

Saturday, July 12 at 6:30pm Socialize and network with progressive friends! Refreshments 1000 E. Main Street, firehouse #11 Parking in rear or at Salvation Army next door truth@freepress.org 253-2571 Sponsored by the Free Press and the Central Ohio Green Education Fund

Bob Bytes Back Archive: 08/09/2001 Undercover Air

Posted by Bob Fitrakis on July 6th, 2008

08/09/2001 Undercover Air Is the CIA back in business at Rickenbacker International? by Bob Fitrakis Are we a big ol’ lucky dog of a city, or what? I couldn’t be more excited about Saturday’s Business section front-page story in the Dispatch. The lead told us: “Rickenbacker International Airport will begin receiving cargo shipments from Malaysia […]

Bob Bytes Back Archives: 10/09/1996 Air Crack

Posted by Bob Fitrakis on July 6th, 2008

10/09/1996 by Bob Fitrakis They’re here. Yes, indeed. New evidence published in this week’s issue of The Nation directly links Columbus’s own Southern Air Transport to the Contra cocaine network reputedly protected by the Central Intelligence Agency. In December 1985, Robert Perry, now the director of The Nation Institute’s Investigative Unit, co-wrote the first news […]


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