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Remembering John Glenn, First American to Orbit Earth - The Atlantic
erved in the Senate until 1999. He ran a short-lived campaign for president in 1983, and was accused and later exonerated in a corruption scandal involving four other senators in the early 1990s.

In the late 1990s, Glenn pitched to NASA the idea of studying the effects of spaceflight on geriatric bodies, and offered himself up as a test subject. In 1998, 77-year-old Glenn flew aboard the shuttle Discovery, becoming the oldest person to fly in space. By then, space agencies knew a lot about spaceflight. The U.S. was ferrying astronauts back and forth through the space shuttle program for missions that lasted up to 10 days. In a few years, when the International Space Station would come online, humans would be spending six months or longer in microgravity.

But researchers owe Glenn for their first taste of the experience of true weightlessness. During his orbit around Earth, Glenn reported back to mission control everything he felt. He measured his blood pressure, tested his vision by reading a small copy of the eye chart found at doctors’ offices, and shook his head around to see if he felt nauseous. He found, much to some scientists’ surprise, that he felt fine.

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TheAtlantic  johnglenn  space  history  nasa  ohio 
december 2016 by Kirk510620
Greg R. Lawson commentary: Municipal tax system is punishing for Ohio’s businesses | The Columbus Dispatch
etween status quo-minded municipalities that fear that reform will cost them tax revenue, and reformers who want to disassemble or at least simplify the Rube Goldberg contraption we in Ohio call municipal taxation. That fight is understandable. But if our state leaders are serious about getting Ohio open for business, then the time for half-measures is over. Passing weak reform measures today almost certainly will rule out stronger reforms tomorrow, and reform-minded legislators should resist the siren song of any reform bill that fails to address the problems that need to be reformed. That should go without saying, and yet that is precisely the sort of “major reform” offered in House Bill 5. When considering real reform, Kasich and the General Assembly should remember that only around 10 states levy any municipal income taxes. Of those, most have only a few cities that levy income taxes. Ohio, on the other hand, boasts nearly 600 different municipalities assessing income taxes — second only to Pennsylvania, which has a far simpler tax-filing method than Ohio. Would eliminating Ohio’s municipal income taxes altogether be a bridge too far? Probably, at least for now, which is why uniformity and streamlining are imperative.
ColumbusDispatch  buckeyeinstitute  ohio  tax  citiies  taxfoundation 
april 2014 by Kirk510620
Beer brewers upset with Ohio lawmakers |
Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, says it was blindsided by Ohio lawmakers who approved an amendment “in the space of four hours” that will prohibit breweries from buying wholesale distributorships in the future.
beer  ohio  alcohol  regulation 
may 2013 by Kirk510620
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