Muni Lot Opens at Noon, Storms Expected, Government Shutdown Continues, Berea Mutt Dash

Tailgaters take note, for tonight's game against the Bills, the Muni Lot will not open for tailgating until noon.

At 12 p.m., vehicles will be allowed to use the eastern lot. Then at 5:30 p.m., cars will be allowed in both portions of the lot. Remember there are no in and out privileges. No tailgating will be permitted before the noon open time of the lot. For weekend games, the Municipal Lot opens at 7 a.m.

TODAY:  Scattered showers and storms around all day.  Warm.  High: 78.

TONIGHT:  A few showers.  Cloudy and mild.  Low: 66

TOMORROW:  Isolated shower/storm.  Partly cloudy and warm.  High: Around 80.

A late Wednesday meeting at the White House seemingly hasn't closed the gap between Republicans and Democrats nor allowed either side to come closer to ending the government shutdown. 

After a 90-minute meeting with President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner said Democrats won't negotiate over Obamacare, the president's signature healthcare law, something Democratic leaders confirmed.

"They want to overturn the Affordable Care Act. That's not going to happen," said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, speaking outside the White House after the meeting.

The House has passed a number of bills aimed at funding the government but also stripping Obamacare of some of its provisions, something to which the Senate has said a definitive "no."

"All we're asking for is a discussion and fairness to the American people over Obamacare," said Boehner.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, said unequivocally that "Democrats won't negotiate" over Obamacare. It was the first such meeting since the shutdown began.

Bark. Get set. Go! Join Berea Animal Rescue Friends (ARF) for their 6th Annual Monster Mutt Dash. This 5K run and 1 mile Fun Walk (for people and their pooches)  is expected to draw over 1,000 participants the year! Awards presented to top 3 finishers in multiple age categories.

After the race, stay for the festive and free dog-friendly Howl-O-Ween party, complete with the hilarious pet costume contest, doggie contests, vendors, tasty food and beverages, pet photos and much more.

DATE: Sunday, October 13, 2013:  Race/Walk begins at 10am. AfterParty goes until 1:00pm

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Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager