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Important eminent domain proceedings tomorrow

By mrasor Published: June 15, 2008

The eminent domain disputes should be sorted out by the end of this week.
Judge Bill Spicer will decide whether to set aside the $3 million award to Joe Nemer. Manny Nemer's trial also will begin.
The Beacon Journal had a good story in today's paper that sums it up.

    New scholarship offerees...
    Alex Smith, linebacker, Barrington, Ill. Offers: Akron, Air Force, Wyoming, Army, Ball State, Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan Height: 6-foot-3 Weight: 225 Speed: Not listed Notes: Smith was really impressed with Indiana after camping there. It looks like a BCS offer would sway him in that direction.
    John Wetzel, offensive tackle, Pittsburgh Offers: Akron and Central Michigan Height: 6-7 Weight: 266 Speed: Not listed Notes: As you might expect after seeing his size, Wetzel is a basketball standout, too.'s writer believes his recruitment will take off soon.
    Jarius Campbell, defensive end, Pickerington, Ohio Offers: Akron and Bowling Green Height: 6-5 Weight: 237 Speed: 4.78 Notes: Campbell notched 72 tackles and five sacks as a junior.
    Christian Kuntz, wide receiver, Camp Hill, Pa. Offers: Akron and Buffalo Height: 6-4 Weight: 195 Speed: 4.5 Notes: Kuntz plays running back in high school, where he averaged about eight yards per carry.
    Will Clarke, defensive end, Pittsburgh Offers: Akron Height: 6-6 Weight: 240 Speed: 4.8 Notes: Clarke also has interest in Iowa and Pitt.
    Matt Faiella, linebacker, Freehold, N.J. Offers: Akron, Buffalo and Temple Height: 6-2 Weight: 225 Speed: 4.65 Notes: Faiella also has interest in Rutgers and Pitt.
    Devin Street, wide receiver, Bethlehem, Pa. Offers: Akron, Eastern Michigan, Temple and Pittsburgh Height: 6-3.5 Weight: 180 Speed: 4.48 Notes: Street also has interest in Boston College and West Virginia.

This is not Zips related, but I'd like to share my sadness about the death of Tim Russert.
I met Russert in 2003 when he visited campus. It was a press conference, but it turned into a one-on-one conversation where I was grilling him on where he stood on issues. He got a kick out of it and mentioned me in his speech at E.J. Thomas.
Russert was 100 percent down-to-earth. Although his techniques made interviewees squirm, he will go down as one of the nation's best television journalists.
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