Afternoon Brew: Harvey Pekar to Get Statue, Cleveland Heights Issues New Curfew, Fraudster Tries to Get Out of Conviction, and Rob Portman Talks Supercommittee

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Good afternoon, here are some links to run an eye over while you [VERB] with the [NOUN] until your [NOUN] turns [ADJECTIVE].

— The campaign to kick together $30,000 for a monument for dearly-departed Cleveland writer Harvey Pekar was a success. The American Splendor author will get a bronze sculpture at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library. Splendid news. (News 5)

— Speaking of Cleveland Heights, the East Side suburb with an aggressive track record of fending off Flash Mobs with curfews will impose such a restriction on Severance Town Center. (Cleveland Heights Patch)

— Former Gates Mills resident Louis Amir, who was recently sentenced to 12 years in the federal slam after being convicted of a $7 million mortgage fraud, is trying to get out of his sentence by denying the court's jurisdiction. (WKYC)

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