Island News — July 24, 2006

Redd was ‘serious’ about Cavs
News-Herald

Roughly a year ago, the Cavaliers were embarking on the free-agent season with roughly $28 million to spend. Many didn’t think Redd would ever consider the Cavaliers, especially since the Bucks could pay him more than $20 million more to remain in Milwaukee. But the former Ohio State University star begs to differ.

Shanghai company starts small with hydrogen-powered car
USA Today

It’s a dream that’s been pursued for years by governments, energy companies and automakers so far without success: Mass-producing affordable hydrogen-powered cars that spew just clean water from their tailpipes. So Shanghai’s Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies decided to start small. Really small.

Blackwell losing race?
WHIO TV

A newspaper poll published today shows Democrat Ted Strickland leading Republican Ken Blackwell by 20 percentage points in the race to be Ohio’s next governor. Strickland received 47 percent of support, compared to Blackwell’s 27 percent, in a mail poll of about 16-hundred registered voters conducted by The Columbus Dispatch.

Ohio’s man of steel needs saving
The Enquirer

Much like the Man of Steel, who can save the day and rescue Lois Lane, the C-17 can fly directly into combat zones carrying vital supplies and airlift out wounded soldiers, making the jump from Iraq to Germany in a single bound. Why, then, is the C-17’s future in jeopardy? More importantly, why is the federal government the one hurling the kryptonite?

Wish I was in the land of Dixie
Columbus Dispatch

The national average for self-serve regular stood at $3.0150 a gallon Friday, up 1.98 cents in the last two weeks, according to the Lundberg Survey of 7,000 gas stations across the country. Nationwide, the lowest price for regular was $2.77 a gallon in Charleston, S.C., while the highest – $3.28 a gallon – was in San Diego. [I run 93 octane in the Saabs!]