Archive for March, 2010

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus 93 West Weisheimer Road Columbus, OH 43214-2544 On Friday, April 2, 7:30 PM, Dr. Robert Fitrakis, Editor, The Columbus Free Press, and Professor, Columbus State Community College, will lead a discussion of the film, “Capitalism: A Love Story.” The film will be shown, starting at 7:30PM, with the discussion […]

Another Death Row Error: Durr Awaits Death

Posted by Bob Fitrakis on March 28th, 2010

Bob Fitrakis March 26, 2010 Editor’s Note: I received this letter from Da’rryl Miguel Durr who is awaiting execution on Ohio’s death row. The state of Ohio plans to murder him on April 20, 2010. There are questions as to Mr. Durr’s actual guilt. This is nothing new in Ohio. I received an award for […]

Bob Bytes Back Archive: 10/30/96 The Odor of Oddi

Posted by Bob Fitrakis on March 26th, 2010

10/30/1996 The odor of Oddi by Bob Fitrakis What do Gary Hart, Bob Packwood, Thomas Ferguson and Franklin County Clerk of Courts Jesse Oddi have in common? Shouldn’t be too hard to figure out. Next Tuesday, without giving it much thought, Franklin County voters are likely to go to the polls and “Retain Jesse Oddi” […]

Bob bytes Back Archive: 10/23/1996 Radical Rebirth

Posted by Bob Fitrakis on March 19th, 2010

10/23/1996 FEATURED ARTICLE by Bob Fitrakis Every 30 years or so, the American Left recreates itself: the Communists and Socialists of the 1930s’ “Red Decade” later became the decentralized, radical Students for a Democratic Society and New Left of the 1960s. And it looks like it’s the multiculturalism and direct action of Anti-Racist Action (ARA) […]

Bob Bytes Back: Archive 7/16/98 The Shapiro Murder File

Posted by Bob Fitrakis on March 9th, 2010

Columbus Alive obtained a copy of the “Shapiro Homicide Investigation: Analysis and Hypothesis” report through a public records request on Friday. As previously reported in Alive, the report confirms that the name of central Ohio billionaire Leslie Wexner was linked “with associates reputed to be organized crime figures.” The names of businessman Jack Kessler, former Columbus City Council President and current Wexner associate Jerry Hammond and current City Council member Les Wright also appear in the report.

The Dispatch Goes For The Re-kill Of Arthur Shapiro

Posted by Bob Fitrakis on March 7th, 2010

Bob Fitrakis March 6, 2010 The specter of Arthur Shapiro continues to haunt Columbus, Ohio. A partner in the prominent Columbus law firm Schwartz, Shapiro, Kelm, and Warren that represented transnational corporations like The Limited, Shapiro took two bullets in the head 25 years ago in a Mob-style slaying. Columbus’ daily monopoly, owned by the […]

By Bob Fitrakis Finally! The Columbus area ministers who filed a complaint to revoke the non-profit status of the secretive “Family” are to be congratulated. “The Family,” founded in 1935, has a public agenda of promoting “prayer breakfast groups” but their real agenda has always appeared to be preying, not praying. The non-profit behind “The […]


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