Good omen at polling station

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - November 5, 2008

Some voters on the south side of Columbus, Ohio, cast their ballots at the Barack Recreation Center.

But it's not named for President-elect Barack Obama.

The rec center was dedicated in 1964 in honor of a former city recreation director.

While the name is spelled the same, the rec center is actually pronounced BAYR'-ihk.

Precinct presiding judge Hattie Harris says voting went smoothly at the rec center.

She adds lines weren't nearly as long as they were in 2004.

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