Penguins can't fly
k HIGH WINDS from weekend storms took their toll on "Executive State," a 7-foot-tall fiberglass emperor penguin stationed in downtown Niles.
k YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY officials have yet to respond to a request for records that would detail the process used in the hiring of a forensic science professor.
3rd WCI contender
k TWO COMPETING buyers sparring for the right to own WCI Steel of Warren learned that a third contender is waiting to enter the ring.
k THEY MAY BE celebrating only their fifth anniversary, but the Latin Grammys are already growing up. This year's nominations are well ahead of the commercial curve, an eclectic international cross-sampling of high-quality music mostly unknown in this country.
k THERE ARE remarkable similarities between the 2004 Ohio State Buckeyes and the team that won the national championship two years ago.
k GAIL WHITE: I have the solution for every school in Ohio struggling with finances. Become a "cyberschool."