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Base runners round the bases on a field of mud as Josh Nelson of Alexandria, left, sloshes to first base during the annual Groundhog Softball Tournament at the Campbell County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3205 in Alexandria Saturday, Feb. 27. Nelson, and the “Allen Lyle Electric” team he was a member of, lost 10-2 to the “Infield Fly” team during the game.

A lost and found love snow story By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

Alexandria resident Colin Copes really digs his wedding ring. Copes, 39, hadn’t been separated from the wedding band for the 10 years he and his wife, Erin, have been married until it slipped off his hand into a snow bank in his yard while he shoveled after the recent winter storms. After his initial search of the snow bank yielded no results, Colin borrowed a neighbor’s metal detector and raked the snow around his house for seven days before he heard the ping of metal on concrete signaling his success. “I knew I would find that ring if it was on my hands and knees until when the snow melted,” he said. The ring probably cost less than $100, but that wasn’t the point, Colin said. “The ring isn’t your marriage, but it is the universal symbol for marriage,” he said. “But, when that symbol’s gone, I kind of felt naked without it.” When Colin lost the ring, he had taken a break and made a snow angel with his daughter Madison, 6, while Erin was inside with their 3-year-old son Tristan. Snow got inside the top of Colin’s glove, and the ring fell off when he shook the glove and his hand to rid himself of the icy feel. “For 10 years it wasn’t off my fingers for 10 minutes,” he said. Colin said he’d find himself staring out his front window at the snow bank at nights after losing the ring. “I went to sleep and woke up

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and thought my ring was down in that snow bank,” he said. Colin said he finally found the ring by raking the snow, moving it a little at a time onto his driveway and waiting for it to melt. “I was just determined to find it,” he said. The rake flung the ring onto the driveway with a “ding, ding” sound and went right back on his ring finger, Colin said. “Boy, it was cold when I put it on my finger,” he said. Erin said she was thrilled at how dedicated her husband was at trying to find the ring. “He was just was so worried about it, and I thought that was so sweet,” she said. When he lost the ring, Erin said she knew something was wrong right away. “He went into the house, and he just had this look on this face,” she said. “He just seemed to be lost, he just didn’t seem to know what to do.” Erin said Colin has always been good at expressing his love, but just how much the ring meant to him surprised her. “He loves to tell people this story and he ends his story by saying that the ring didn’t cost

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Campbell County cattle farmers are ready to sell freezer-ready cuts of beef directly to people seeking to buy food locally. The sales during two information sessions for people considering joining the program as buyers will be at the University of Kentucky’s Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service, 3500 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 15. About 15 beef producers are currently interested in working with the program including 10 from Campbell County and some from Boone, Pendleton and other counties, said Don Sorrell, Rawe Campbell CounBrothers ty’s extension agent for agrisells about cultural and nat800 to 900 ural resources. steers per There will be an overview year. during the information sessions of how local farmers operate, delivery and meat cuts that will be provided, and a discussion of antibiotic free and hormone free beef, Sorrell said. There will also be an explanation of how much beef and space will be needed to participate in the vacuum-sealed, ready-for-thefreezer beef, he said. “And we’ll actually start taking orders that evening,” Sorrell said. The point is to connect consumers with a direct link to local farmers, he said. “There’s a lot that goes on in the county as far as agriculture that the average person north of Alexandria is not aware of,” said Vince Rawe of California, one of three brothers who owns Rawe Brothers LLC, a freezer-beef seller. Rawe Brothers sells about 800 to 900 steers per year, taking them to auction after grazing them and feeding them from a 550pound calf to 800 or more pounds, Rawe said. The meat will be processed at a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspected facility and each farmer participating will sign a certificate that the cow had no hormones or antibiotics, he said. All the beef will receive the Kentucky Proud label, he said. “It’s locally grown by producers, and it’s all based on the integrity of the American farmer,” Rawe said. For information about the program or to make reservations to attend the March 15 informational meetings call Don Sorrell at 572-2600.

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Request denied over paramedic service By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

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The Alexandria Fire District has denied a request by Southern Campbell Fire District to be the paramedic ambulance service provider in the area of Persimmon Grove Pike. Southern Campbell board members reacted in disapproval at a Feb. 24 meeting to the response letter they received from Alexandria denying their Jan. 27 letter requesting the paramedic service switch. The paramedic service issue started after residents of the area petitioned to be de-annexed by Alexandria Fire District in February 2009 with the goal of receiving faster response times by becoming part of Southern Campbell’s district. Alexandria later denied the petitioners request citing plans to build a substation closer to Persimmon Grove Pike. Signed by Alexandria’s board chairman Steve Minshall, Alexandria’s Feb. 10 letter of response to Southern Campbell’s Jan. 27 letter led off with this statement: “It is the position of the Alexandria Fire District Board that what you propose is not appropriate as it applies to having your department make first response runs into the Persimmon Grove area of the Alexandria Fire District.” Alexandria’s letter requests an analysis in writing of how Southern Campbell is able to respond to fire and EMS calls in the area. Southern Campbell board chairman Bernerd W. Henke

The Southern Campbell Fire District board approved at the Feb. 24 meeting the continuation of pursuing a merger with the Central Campbell Fire District. Southern Campbell Board Chairman Bernerd W. Henke said he would step up the process of talks, which have been ongoing. “Unfortunately, we have the district in the middle that doesn’t want to be a part of it,” said board member David Boden in a reference to the Alexandria Fire District. All three of the fire districts mentioned and the Campbell County Fiscal Court paid for an independent feasibility study of the costs and benefits of a merger in February 2008. After the study was completed no action was taken and merger talks continued. Alexandria has since pulled out of the merger talks. said he would draft a civil response to acknowledge receipt of Alexandria’s letter. Jim Bell, the district’s chief, said it would be best not to get into a “tit-for-tat” series of letters. “Our course of action is that we tried, and they said no,” Henke said. “I don’t know what else to say. We have no other recourse. We tried everything we can.” By state statute, Alexandria’s board is obligated to address the whole issue of fire and ambulance service at once despite Alexandria and Southern Campbell units being dispatched at the same time to fire responses already, said Thomas A. Wietholter, attorney for the Alexandria Fire District. Wietholter said he’s advised his board has to look at all aspects, and not just timing, before they allow another fire agency to make first responses in Alexandria’s district. The amount of personnel on duty, training, and amount of equipment all have to be considered, he said. It’s more than about

response times in the view of Alexandria’s board. “I think the letter speaks for itself because it addresses the whole issue, not just the little issue that they want to talk about,” Wietholter said. Southern Campbell board members say they see it as solely about paramedic service. “I would say that 90 percent of this letter here addresses fire response, which is not the equation here,” said Steve Oldendick, Southern Campbell board member at the Feb. 24 meeting. It sounds like Alexandria is fishing for reasons to deny the request, and there is no difference in the quality of the state certified training or equipment each fire district uses, Oldendick said. Oldendick said he’s curious to see what Alexandria’s board thinks will be a solution to the service problem. “To them it’s not a problem,” Bell said in retort to Oldendick. Bell said he disagrees with everything in the letter except for Alexandria’s

acknowledgment that if an ambulance is staffed and ready at the Southern Campbell firehouse that Southern could respond sooner than Alexandria. “The bit of going after the number of personnel, the training of personnel, I’ve got the premier training officer in the state working here, OK,” he said. Bell said he takes affront to the whole idea that Southern Campbell is faster, but just not good enough. “I’m just miffed by the whole thing,” he said. Paramedic service is even more important in rural areas where the time it takes to reach the hospital in an ambulance is longer than in someplace like Cold Spring, said David Boden, the community board member for Southern Campbell. Boden said he doesn’t see the Alexandria Fire District’s point of response times only being better when Southern Campbell’s ambulance is staffed and in the firehouse. When Southern Campbell’s ambulance is on a trip to the hospital, Alexandria’s ambulance already is the backup for Southern Campbell, Boden said. “If we’re already on a run, it’s no different than any other time,” he said. Boden said if someone felt they could better cover a portion of Southern Campbell’s territory than they could, then so be it. “Someday somebody is going to cut themselves with a chain saw where minutes or seconds are the issue or something, and you know somebody’s going to

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The following is a letter from the Alexandria Fire District addressed to the Southern Campbell Fire District Board of Trustees dated Feb. 10, 2010: RE: Your Letter of Jan. 27, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: Please be advised that your letter was thoroughly discussed at the regular board meeting of the Alexandria Fire District Board of Trustees on Feb. 9, 2010. It is the position of the Alexandria Fire District Board that what you propose is not appropriate as it applies to having your department make first response runs into the Persimmon Grove area of the Alexandria Fire District. You are correct that if your paid personnel are inside your fire station when an alarm occurs they could respond with an ALS Unit sooner, all things being equal, than the ALS Unit from the Alexandria fire station. However, this begs the question of what happens if your Unit is not physically sitting in your fire station. Additionally, to the best of the knowledge of the Alexandria Fire District, Southern Campbell's Fire District does not possess at this time the paid personnel on duty that Alexandria possesses. This means that in the event of a fire run, the Southern Campbell Fire District cannot provide the same level of service that Alexandria can provide, i.e., equipment and manpower on an initial response. As you know, response time is only 1 component that has to be taken into consideration when analyzing response to fire and EMS situations. Other considerations are number of personnel, training of the personnel, number of pieces of equipment responding, type of equipment, quality of the equipment and level of training just to name a few of the factors. Response time is not the end all as you seem to indicate in your letter. After fully analyzing the level of service being provided by this Fire District and our knowledge of the level of service provided by the Southern Campbell Fire District, it is our opinion that it would be inappropriate for this Board to agree to the suggestion made in your letter. This Board is always open for dialog. We would be more than happy to see in writing your analysis of how the Southern Campbell Fire District is able to respond to fire and EMS calls in this area to the same level as the Alexandria Fire District can response today on a first response. Should you have any questions, please let us know. Again, we are always willing to enter into dialog and communicate with other Fire Districts in Campbell County for the betterment of the citizens of the county. Very truly yours, Steve Minshall, Chairman Alexandria Fire District Board of Trustees get hurt seriously because one fire department has too much pride,” Boden said. Persimmon Grove Pike resident Sam Trapp, an advocate for the paramedic service

switch, said Alexandria’s letter was inappropriate. “They’re neglecting the southern end of their district by providing poor and inadequate service,” Trapp said.

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Learn to spot horse neglect, abuse signs By Chris Mayhew

and treated for an injury.” Zinkhon said it was decided to have the abuse education course in light of the recent issues surrounding the treatment of horses in Clermont County. Animal control officers in Clermont County found dead and malnourished horses on a farm in Bethel in December. Twelve charges of either cruelty to animals or abandoning animals have been filed against Chad Moore, a horse trainer, of Bethel. Moore’s trial was scheduled to begin March 2 in Clermont County Municipal Court. “There was an issue for many months of trying to get someone to react to that situation,” Zinkhon said. But there have also been smaller-scale cases in Northern Kentucky too, she said. NKHN works directly with animal shelters, animal control officers and horse owners to resolve reported cases of abuse or neglect. Horses can be expensive to care for, and some people who bought horses before the economy started getting bad are finding it more diffi-

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A free Equine Abuse Education course for the public will be in the cafeteria at Campbell County High School, 909 Camel Crossing, Alexandria, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 21. Elsie Rogers, who trains animal control officers how to spot abuse and neglect for the Kentucky Horse Council, will be the featured speaker. For information visit www.nkhn.org.

Plum Creek Christian Church in Butler will host a community Haiti benefit concert and fundraising night organized by the students of Pendleton County High School for Saturday, March 6. The students worked to book the Christian bands the “Know Hope Collective” featuring Mark Stuart and Will McGinniss from the band “Audio Adrenaline” (Grammy Award winners of best Rock Gospel Album). “A Wayward Heart” will open the show. “The kids really are the ones that have pretty much planned everything,” said John DeAtley, a French teacher at Pendleton County, of the students. A group of about 10 students participating in the state-wide YMCA Kentucky United Nations Conference had been focused on Haiti since September - long before the earthquake hit, DeAtley said. As part of the YMCA program, students in schools around Kentucky pick a country to study and then represent at a mock United

cult to care for them, Zinkhon said. Getting the word out to the public about how to care for a horse properly is essential, especially for first time horse owners, said Kenton County Animal Shelter Director Dan Evans. “A lot of people will get a horse and not really know enough of what they need,” Evans said. “Then it ends up in neglect.” Kentucky, being the horse capital of the world, means lots of people want to buy their own horse, Evans said. But, many forget not only how costly horses are, but that they need things like having a farrier come out regularly to care for the horse’s hooves, he said.

Nations conference in Louisville each March. “As fate would have it, we chose Haiti,” he said. The students felt like with everything they’ve learned that they really needed to help once the earthquake struck, he said. Students thought big and ambitiously sent out e-mails and made calls to anyone willing to help with the benefit including trying to book big-name musical acts, DeAtley said. The students got the entire school involved and each student club is making a different themed gift basket for a silent auction before the concert, including an ROTC basket with a basketball and other items all with a military theme, and a French Club basket with French cheese, bread and an Eiffel Tower puzzle, DeAtley said. All the proceeds will go to Matthew 25: Ministries. Tera Pierce, a sophomore, of Butler, and a member of Plum Creek Christian Church, was one of the students who tried to get bands booked for the concert. Some didn’t e-mail or call back, but many did, and they were able to book “Know Hope Collective”

because some people in the church graduated from Kentucky Christian College where “Audio Adrenaline” got its start, Pierce said. Pierce said she remembers seeing images of the devastation on cable television, and thought she and her fellow students had to do something. “I figured if we could do something for the whole entire community that we could do even more,” Pierce said. Pierce said she’s not sure the students would have been able to pull off such a big concert without the help of Plum Creek Christian Church. “It’s just really comforting to know that we do belong to a church that cares about us, cares about helping people and is always there,” she said. Tickets for the concert are $20 each and include general seating and refreshments. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., the silent auction will be at 6:30 p.m., and a representative from Matthew 25: Ministries will speak at 7 p.m. The music starts at 7:30 p.m. For tickets call the church at 635-9995.

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Local Special Olympians have stories to tell By Adam Kiefaber akiefaber@nky.com

Throughout the 2010 Winter Olympics, there have been stories of perseverance and hardship. However, it is hard to imagine that any of those stories can hold a torch to the stories that reside in our local Special Olympians, who will compete in the 2010 USA National Games in Lincoln, Neb., July 18-23. Leading the group of local Olympians is Taylor Mill runner Matthew Minning, who already is a welldecorated track-and-field athlete earning a gold and two bronze medals in the 2006 USA National Games in Ames, Iowa, and two silver medals at the 2007 World summer Games in Shanghai, China. Minning, who boosts the nickname of the “Energizer Bunny,” hasn’t always been the great runner he is today. He had to work at it. When he first started running cross country at Scott High School it was very difficult for him to finish a 5K race. Eventually, finishing the race became more difficult for his teammates. “The boys would always tell me that he needs to run

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Paul Fiehrer of Covington takes some laps in the pool at Silverlake Recreation Center in Erlanger, Feb. 23. Fiehrer will be competing in the 50 and 100 freestyle races, as well as the 4x50 medley relay in the 2010 USA National Games this summer in Lincoln, Neb. This will his first Special Olympics at the national level. in longer races because he wouldn’t be tired and they would be,” Matthew’s mom, Marjorie said. “Sometimes it would just aggravate them (Scott team) because he would come in just fine, and they would be exhausted.” Minning has gone on to learn other sports and currently enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, wake boarding, roller skating, bowling, fishing, baseball and basketball. He will compete in the 3K, 5K and 10K races at this year’s games. Joining him in Nebraska will be swimmer Paul Fiehrer of Covington, gymnast Danielle Blakeney of Erlanger and golfer Christy

Farwell of Alexandria. Each of the athletes has their own story of perseverance. Six years ago, Fiehrer was 15 when his cousin Jarrod Chaney died in a car accident coming home from work. Fiehrer was devastated as the elder Chaney had embraced him and was teaching him how to be a teenager at Dixie Heights High School. “One time, I asked Paul, why do you try so hard,” Paul’s mom, Paulette Fiehrer said. “Are you swimming for your cousin, Jarrod?” “Yes,” Paul told his mom.

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Danielle Blakeney practices her routine at MJM Studios in Florence Feb. 24. Blakeney, who is an A/B honor roll student at Boone County High School, will compete in the Special Olympics 2010 USA National Games July 18-23 in Lincoln, Neb. Blakeney will be competing in her first national games.

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Taylor Mill Special Olympian Matthew Minning seen here participating in the 2007 World Summer Games in Shanghai, China, won a pair of silver medals at the event. Minning hopes to add to his medal total at the Special Olympics 2010 USA National Games July 18-23 in Lincoln, Neb. In 2006, Minning won a gold and two bronze medals at the national games. Fiehrer, who has been swimming almost his entire life, swam hard and went on to win the 50 and 100 freestyle races at the state meet last June at Eastern Kentucky University. This summer, he will participate in his first National Games in the 50 and 100 freestyle races as well as the 4x50 medley relay. He hopes to add a couple of medals to go along with his “Yes I Can” award and his artistic honors given to him for his watercolor paintings. Currently Minning and Fiehrer play in a basketball league with the Christy Farwell, who will be the firstever female golfer (not part of a team) to represent the state of Kentucky in the national games. Farwell, who also won a bronze medal for track and field during the 2006 games, prides herself on beating the boys. “I like the challenge because they kind of get mad and it is fun to watch them get mad,” she said. In her basketball league, she is only one of three girls on her team. Her biggest boy-beating accomplishment has to be in golf, where she has defeated her competition despite picking up the game only two years ago. “She has beat some of the boys that have been playing for 15 years, it is

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Skip ‘n’ Flip Gymnastics of Alexandria has organized a cheer leading competition to benefit the American Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti. The event will be at Campbell County Middle School in Alexandria from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 7. The entire $5 donation will go directly to the Red Cross, said Lauren Ritter, a spokesperson for Skip ‘n’ Flip. The competition will feature teams from Campbell County High School, Scott High School, Pendleton County High School, Bracken County Schools, Cincinnati Elite, Top Flight Gymnastics, and Skip ‘N’ Flip Gymnastics. Teams will tumble and do builds, which are common in cheer routines, upon foam flooring in the gym, Ritter said. For information visit www.skip-n-flip.com.

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Motivating children and their families to read more was the main dish at Crossroads Elementary School during the “Soup With Seuss” family literacy night Tuesday, Feb. 23. Hundreds showed up to dine, play games centered around Dr. Seuss books, listen to teachers read aloud and meet “The Cat in the Hat” character. The event had been rescheduled after snow canceled the previous date. “I want the kids to rush home and pick up a book,” said Shannon Mann, a staff developer for the school and an organizer of the literacy night. Mann said poems and quotes from Dr. Seuss books were placed on walls all over the place in hopes of generating excitement about reading. In one room, volunteers from Kohl’s helped children make and decorate their own paper “Cat in the Hat” head toppers and in another they played “Bingo with Seuss” using words instead of numbers. Tina Grahm of Melbourne said she brought her 10-year-old son Zane to the literacy night because she likes to be involved in activities at the school and liked the point of the evening. “I try to get him motivated about reading, and he likes Dr. Seuss,” she said. Zane said his favorite book is “The Hair Book” by author Gra-

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Crossroads Elementary School Principal Kim Visse is dressed as a “Cat in the Hat” for the Feb. 23 “Soup with Seuss” family literacy night.

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From left, Kristina Fuller of Cold Spring makes a paper hat similar to the ones worn by her sons Mason, 8, and Coen, 5, during the Crossroads Elementary School “Soup with Seuss” family literacy night Tuesday, Feb. 23. ham Tether and illustrator Roy McKee – a part of the Dr. Seuss collection. “It has a lot of rhymes, and it’s pretty funny,” Zane said. When a book is funny it helps make reading easier, he said. The Blue Marble Childrens’ Bookstore set up tables in the library with books for sale. The

bookstore regularly participates not only in school literacy fairs, but goes to parent group meetings and other events where reading is a concern, said Marilyn Smith, an employee of the store . “Anybody who is interested in getting books in the hands of kids, we’re interested in meeting with you,” Smith said.

Principal Kim Visse said family literacy nights have been a tradition each year since the school opened in 2007. Everything is designed to share a love of reading, Visse said. “We have a lot of math and literacy games centered around Dr. Seuss, and families get to spend time together too,” she said.

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Shannon Mann, left, a staff developer at Crossroads Elementary, and Melissa Donathan, a computer lab coach, wear matching “Cat in the Hat” outfits during the Feb. 23 “Soup with Seuss” family literacy night at the school.

Academic teams make state tourney By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

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Campbell County Middle School’s academic team coach Faye Smith and her students are out to show the rest of the state last year’s fourth-place showing was no fluke. While the middle school is seeking repeat last year’s showing at the March 13-15 State Governor’s Cup Tournament, Campbell County High School’s team is preparing to defend and improve upon their heritage of excellence. Each tournament level features 32 of the best teams in the state. The high school placed seventh overall in last year’s competition and is matched against Shelby County in the first round. Donn Manker, coach of the high school team, said the school’s quick recall team has made it to the state competition in eight of the 13 years he’s been head coach. “Tradition is the key word, whether discussing Highlands football, UK basketball or CCHS academic teams,” Manker said. “We have had a strong team since KAAC (Kentucky Association for Academic Competition) started,

back in 1986.” Back at the middle school, Smith said she knows the team faces a tough first round opponent by drawing perennial contender Lexington Traditional Magnet School. “Our kids know that they have to work really, really, really hard to get through that first day of pool play,” she said. “This year we’re there to show them that this not a fluke.” Last year was the first year they did so well, Smith said. Academic team students practice together constantly just like basketball players have regular practices, only it’s not a physical effort, she said. “The academic team has almost become their sport,” Smith said. Smith said the team practices from September through March together a minimum of five hours a week in addition to their individual study efforts. There’s even a summer day camp to introduce new teammates and get them used to hitting their own quick recall button in response to questions, she said. The academic matches cover all the content students learn in school, but also goes well beyond

what’s taught in the classroom, she said. Middle school member Jennifer Rawe, a seventh-grader from Alexandria, who placed first in the individual test for social studies in the regional competition, said she enjoys what she learns and being with her teammates. Each day Rawe said she repeats different lists and tables to memorize them, especially from www.studystack.com. “I love the practices, we always have a lot of fun and learn a lot,” Rawe said. Brooklee Boots, daughter of CCHS Principal Renee Boots, an eighth-grader on the middle school team, said she and her twin sister Sidney study together and quiz each other. They have a friendly rivalry, but their own study methods, Brooklee said. Brooklee said she enjoys the camaraderie of being on the team, and credits Smith for encouraging and being there for the students and not just the team. “I like that all my friends are on the team,” she said. “Probably they’re my closest friends in the school because they’re who we live with. It’s like a family a home away from home.”

Commonwealth’s colleges and universities take the lead on study Kentucky Representatives from 28 Kentucky colleges and universities joined forces to discuss the creation of Study Kentucky, a proposed consortium aimed at representing the commonwealth to prospective international students. The meeting, which took place Jan. 29 at the University of Louisville and was led by Dr. Ted Farrell, gave participants an opportunity to evaluate the benefits of working together and to hear from organizations within the state that further their goals. Northern Kentucky University was represented by Elizabeth Chaulk, manager of international recruitment and marketing.

Participating institutions included NKU, University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, Kentucky State, Western Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, Murray State, Morehead State, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Alice Lloyd, Bellarmine, Brescia, Campbellsville, Centre, Georgetown, Kentucky Wesleyan, Lindsey Wilson, Mid-Continent, Midway, Pikeville, Saint Catherine, Spencerian, Sullivan, Transylvania, Union College of Kentucky, University of the Cumberlands and Thomas More College. Farrell outlined three major

benefits to the collective approach: • The consortium would be able to share resources and conduct virtual college fairs, allowing each school to have one-on-one time with a variety of international institutions for as little as $200 per session – far less than the $5,000 - $10,000 fee that schools currently spend on individual recruiting trips. • The collective approach would allow institutions to seek partnerships with universities in other countries that already have strong ties to Kentucky. For example, the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development has offices in China, Japan and Mexico, and some insti-

tutions in Beijing have already expressed a strong desire to send more students to Kentucky. • As a group, Kentucky institutions will be more attractive to organizations like EducationUSA because the commonwealth will be able to host more advising tours, giving the international advisors a firsthand look at the variety of institutions and programs available. The group was addressed by several speakers, each of whom expressed support for the idea. Martin Bennett with EducationUSA and the U.S. Department of State explained that EducationUSA offices are eager to know

more about the U.S. institutions they represent and would also be able to facilitate partnerships with some international universities. Mark Peachey with the Trade Division of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development spoke about the insatiable global demand for U.S. education, particularly in China, and emphasized the growing need to recognize the connection between education and other economic investments. Projects in the first year could include creating collective marketing materials and advertisements; launching an online presence; coordinating virtual college fairs; and hosting an EducationUSA tour.


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Northern Kentucky University’s Dave Middendorf was recently named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week. Middendorf, a junior product of La Salle High School, opened the 2010 NKU season in style, throwing five innings of scoreless baseball en route to a 12-0 victory over Montevallo in the Feb. 20 opening game. Middendorf allowed four hits and one walk while striking out five batters in the win, pushing his record to 1-0 on the season. With the victory, NKU won its first season opener since the 2006 season, when the Norse opened the year with an 11-2 victory over Wisconsin-Parkside. Middendorf has been honored as the GLVC Pitcher of the Week twice before, both times during his freshman season.

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Thomas More College senior power forward Daniel McKeehan, has been selected as the College Division ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men’s McKeehan Basketball Player of the Year by the College Sports Information Directors of America. A double major in economics and business finance, McKeehan has a perfect 4.0 grade point average. He is the first Saint in school history to win the award in any sport. A starter in 23 of 25 games for the Saints, he leads the team in scoring with a 15.7 average. He also has a teamleading .627 field goal percentage while averaging 4.8 rebounds per game. He is also the team leader with 55 assists and 55 steals. He scored a career-high 33 points this season against Thiel College on Jan. 16. His performance against Thiel earned him a spot on the D3hoops.com. He has also been selected recently as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season.

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Thoroughbreds beat Wildcats for title By James Weber jweber@nky.com

They had the toughest possible draw in the 36th District Tournament. Now, even though the big February snow is virtually all gone, the Newport Central Catholic boys’ basketball team is prepared for some tough sledding in the Ninth Region Tournament. NewCath (19-7) will play Boone County (18-8) in a quarterfinal matchup at Northern Kentucky University. The Thoroughbreds are in the regional after a resounding 63-38 win over rival Newport in the district final Feb. 27. NCC won for the second time in three games against the Wildcats. NCC limited Newport to 30 points below its season average, its lowest game of the year. “We played well,” NCC head coach Grant Brannen said. “We showed a lot of character. Everybody has been stepping up.” Jake Giesler scored 14 points and 15 rebounds and was the tourney Most Valuable Player. Derek Schmidt had 12 points, Shaun Meyer 11 and Grant Pangallo 8. Brady Hightchew and Tyler Lampe had six points apiece. Meyer and Pangallo were also alltournament picks. The defense was the key,

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Wednesday: Ryle vs. Newport, 6 p.m., St. Henry vs. Covington Catholic, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4: Holmes vs. Dixie Heights, 6 p.m.; Newport Central Catholic vs. Boone County, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 6: Wednesday winners, 6 p.m.; Thursday winners, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 7: Final, 3 p.m.

10th Region at Mason County Fieldhouse

Thursday: George Rogers Clark vs. Harrison County, 6:30 p.m.; Scott vs. Bracken County, 8 p.m. Friday: Pendleton County vs. Montgomery County, 6:30 p.m.; Mason County vs. Bishop Brossart, 8 p.m. Saturday: Thursday winners, 5 p.m.; Friday winners, 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 8: Final, 7:30 p.m.

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Brossart freshman Justin Saunders shoots the ball during the 37th District final Feb. 27 at Campbell County Middle School. as NCC, after leading by nine points at halftime, held the Wildcats scoreless for the first six minutes of the third period. NewCath beat Boone County 53-52 Dec. 8. With a win, the Thoroughbreds get Dixie Heights or defending state champion Holmes. NewCath beat Dixie in overtime and lost to Holmes by three. “We had a tough draw in the district,” Brannen said. “Dayton has their best team in 25 years, and Highlands was really good. But we pulled through it. There’s a reason Boone was one of the top teams in the state this year.” In the 37th District, Brossart lost 53-51 to Scott in the championship game. Brossart (19-6) was set to play Mason County in a 10th Region quarterfinal Friday, March 5, 8 p.m. at the Mason County Fieldhouse. “We played fairly well, so hopefully we can play well again (this week) and take our chances,” said Brossart head coach Mike Code. Scott junior Ryan Stivers hit a three-pointer with 15 seconds to play for the winning points. Stivers had scored 39 points all year heading into the district tourney, but had nine points in the fourth quarter against Brossart. “We got what we wanted,” Code said. “They had to have somebody step up who really hadn’t done it,

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Highlands’ Corey Dill (44) and Newport Central Catholic’s Jake Giesler battle for a rebound during NewCath’s district tourney win. and to their credit and to his credit, he did.” The dramatic ending punctuated a game filled with runs. Scott led 19-8 after one quarter, but Brossart rolled to a 21-2 run in the second period to lead by seven. The Eagles then scored the last five points in the second period and continued that run to a 12-3 count to lead by two. Jacob Rieger and Travis Norton were all-tournament picks for the Mustangs. Campbell County (1510) lost to Scott 41-38 in a 37th District semifinal. Brady Jolly was Campbell’s all-tourney pick. He was a senior with Alex Wolf, Cody Neises, Greg Geiman, Jordan Smith and Erich Sinclair.

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Newport Central Catholic senior Grant Pangallo slides in for a layup past two Highlands players Feb. 24 in NewCath’s 36th District semifinal win.

NCC, Brossart win district titles By James Weber jweber@nky.com

Newport Central Catholic routed Bellevue 68-27 to win the 36th District girls’ basketball title. NCC won its second straight title. Courtney Sandfoss had 13 points, Kiley Bartels 12 and Hannah Thiem 11. NewCath (23-2) was set to play Ryle in a Ninth Region quarterfinal Tuesday night, March 2.

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Ninth Region at Bank of Kentucky Center, NKU

Friday: Boone County/Bellevue vs. Notre Dame/Villa Madonna, 6 p.m.; St. Henry/Holy Cross vs. Newport Central Catholic/Ryle, 7:30 p.m. Sunday: Final, 1 p.m.

10th Region at Mason County Fieldhouse

Wednesday: Bishop Brossart/Montgomery County vs. Pendleton County/Bracken County, 6:30 p.m. Clark/Nicholas County vs. Mason County/Scott, 8 p.m. Saturday: Final, noon. The winner plays St. Henry or Holy Cross in the second semifinal Friday night, March 5.

The final is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 6. NewCath beat St. Henry 60-41 Jan. 16.

NewCath beat Dayton and Highlands to get to the finals. Bishop Brossart avenged a regular-season loss to Scott by beating the Eagles 42-40 in the 37th District final. Senior guard Emily Sanker recorded a teamhigh 18 points for Brossart (14-11), which claimed its first district title since 2007. Sanker was named tourney Most Valuable Player. The Mustangs drew five-

time defending 10th Region champ Montgomery County (16-13) in a quarterfinal Monday night, March 1. Brossart fell 69-53. Sanker’s fellow seniors are Anna Dischar, Emily Schubert, Hannah Uthe and Jenna Bezold. Sanker scored 31 points in a semifinal win over Campbell County, 58-53. The Camels (14-9) said goodbye to seniors Anne Marie Dumaine, Jenna Brooks and Brianna Peters.

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Campbell County senior Robbie Scharold signed to run cross country and track for the University of Kentucky Feb. 25. He is with parents, Greg and Donna.

Camel senior to run for UK By James Weber jweber@nky.com

Robbie Scharold loves to run and train. The Campbell County senior will take that training to another level when he goes to attend the University of Kentucky this fall. Scharold signed to run cross country and track for UK Feb. 25. “I always wanted to run for a Division I school, a big school like UK,” he said. “It’s close to home. I’ve

liked UK my whole life.” Scharold won the 800 meters at last year’s state track meet to win the 3A state title. He ran a Northern Kentucky record 1:54.54 and hopes to break 1:50 this year. Scharold was regional champion in cross country last fall and sixth in the state. “(UK) is nationally ranked,” he said. “They’re a program on the rise. They’re signing a lot of good guys.” Scharold enjoys the

training and expects to do a lot more when he gets to UK. “I love running on the quiet back roads,” he said. “You get to be by yourself and think.” Camel head cross country coach Mike Bankemper said that love of running has brought Scharold where he is. “I’m looking forward to seeing how much better he can get,” Bankemper said. “His biggest asset is his work ethic. He loves it.”

The Northern Kentucky regional bowling tournament will take place Saturday, March 6 at La Ru Lanes in Highland Heights. The girls’ tourney begins at 9 a.m. and the boys’ at 1 p.m. Eight teams of each gender will compete for the title. Four boys’ teams and six girls’ teams will advance to the state tournament March 13 at Super Bowl Erlanger. Four of the boys’ competitors won regular season district titles to earn a regional berth. They are Boone County, Campbell County, Newport and Holy Cross. Girls’ district champs were Conner, Campbell, Newport and Holy Cross.

Boys standings

District 1: Boone County 69.5-14.5, Cooper 35-49, Conner 30-54, Ryle 13-71. District 2: Campbell County 63.5-20.5, Dixie Heights 63-21, Covington Catholic 54-30, Highlands 48-36, Scott 39-45. District 3: Newport 6222, Bishop Brossart 62-22, Newport Central Catholic 4836, Dayton 32-52, Bellevue 21-63. District 4: Holy Cross 61.5-22.5, St. Henry 39.544.5, Walton-Verona 28-56, Lloyd 19-65, Villa Madonna 3-81.

Bellevue 6-78. District 4: Holy Cross 4539, VMA 44.5-39.5, St. Henry 41.5-42.5, Lloyd 17-67.

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Campbell County: Tyler Losey 192, Matthew Chalk 189, Trey Brun 182. Eight Camels averaged 176 or better. Losey ranked fifth in Northern Kentucky. Cov Cath: Josh Bayless 181, Andrew Mairose 179, Tyler Mairose 171. Bayless’ high game was 254. Highlands: David Robisch 202, Jake Ausbach 179, Blake Luersen 164. Robisch had the second highest average and the high game in Northern Kentucky with a 279. Ausbach’s high was 257. Bellevue: Micah Holbrook 152, Chad Thompson 134, Andrew Scott 127. Brossart: Ryan Enzweiler 179, Jason Arnold 175, Ben Kroger 169. Enzweiler’s high game was 241. Newport: Andrew Marsee 180, Paul Hoeh 172, Noah Bartel 159. Marsee and Jake Specht had 236 games. Dayton: James Jones 188, Jordan Gross 150, Robert

Brockman 133. Jones’ high game was 245. NewCath: Jared Leick 175, Dominic Millard 166, Dustin Campbell 156, Darren Quinn 156. Leick had the team-high game of 235.

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Campbell: Sam Mann 160, Brianne Vogelpohl 158, Sara DeMoss 155. All three are in the top six in Northern Kentucky. DeMoss has a high game of 257 and Vogelpohl 236. Highlands: Jane Kreutzer 143, Maddie Schutte 132, Bridget Shaefer 127. Bellevue: Brittany Hibbard 125, Kimberly Fischer 111, Alica Ball 104. Brossart: Erin Holtz 126, Delaney Elam 120, Sara Johnson 119. Dayton: Nikita Williams 141, Rebecca Coleman 133, Ashley Noble 131, Jennifer Ackerson 131. NewCath: Liz Kroger, 141, Ashley Piller 118, Becky Blanchet 117. Newport: Katlyn Hoeh 156, Samantha Bird 144, Brittany Shay 139. Hoeh is fifth in Northern Kentucky in average.

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Head coach Brian Neal and the Thomas More College women’s basketball team celebrate their conference title Feb. 27.

Saints win 4-peat in conference final By James Weber jweber@nky.com

New team, same title. The Thomas More College women’s basketball team won its fourth straight Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship with a 77-67 win over fourthseeded Westminster College Feb. 27 at the Connor Convocation Center. With the win, the Saints improved to 25-3 and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. They will host Fontbonne (18-9) in a firstround game this weekend 7 p.m. Friday. A win pits TMC against Washington-St. Louis (23-2) or Maryville (22-5) 7 p.m. Saturday. “It’s great to win this again,” said junior center Nicole Dickman, a Notre Dame Academy graduate. “Now we’ll try to go further in the NCAA Tournament.” This title run was tougher than recent years as the Saints had to work in several freshmen and sophomores into the lineup. “We weren’t sure we were going to be here because we lost so much from last year,” TMC head coach Brian Neal said. Thomas More raced out to a 15-2 lead less than four minutes into the game

when Dickman made a jumper. The Titans responded but still trailed 42-32 at halftime. Westminster (13-15), the No. 4 seed, cut the lead to 47-42 four minutes into the second half, but Thomas More answered with a 21-8 run to extend the lead to 68-50. “We jumped on them early on and tried to maintain the lead,” Neal said. “We knew Westminster would play tough. They’re a very physical team. They’re not easy to score on. We knew we would have to grind it out.” Dickman led all scorers with 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the floor. Chelsea Tolliver (Simon Kenton) joined her in double-figures with 11. Dickman led the team on the boards with six rebounds. Several of the Saints will be new to the NCAA Tournament, including Tolliver, who is TMC’s leading scorer. Tolliver, who played in two Kentucky state tournaments at Simon Kenton, hopes that experience will help. “I’m honored to be a part of this team,” Tolliver said. “We played together as a team. I feel like I have stepped up and other people have stepped up as well.”

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Let history be our lesson, prepare and plan for earthquakes History has recorded several major tremors in this part of the country over the past two centuries. With the earthquake and tidal wave which followed in Asia maybe we should consider the earthquake risk here in Kentucky and plan for its threat to us. History speaks of an earthquake Oct. 31, 1895, that happened near Charleston, Mo. and was felt across the eastern half of the U.S. Later research indicates it probably would have measured about 6.2 magnitude if there had been seismic instruments to gauge it. The Charleston earthquake took place in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, considered to be the most serious earthquake-producing zone east of the Rocky Mountains. According to the Geological Survey, enough seismic strain has built up in the New Madrid Seismic Zone to produce an earthquake as strong as 7.8 on the Richter scale. While a tremor of that size is possible, it is not considered as likely as one registering 6 to 6.5. Scientists believe there is about a 50 percent probability of a 6.5-magnitude earthquake during the next decade in the Central U.S. Over the next 50 years, that probability rises to well over 90 percent. An earthquake of that size has the potential to cause damage over a wide area and disrupt transportation, communications, electricity and natural gas service. People affected by the tremor may find themselves without emergency services such as medical help for hours or days. And because aftershocks are very common, further damage after the initial tremor is also a possibility. When was the last damaging

earthquake in the Midwest? While many may think the legendary quakes of 181112 were the last ones to happen in this region, a strong tremor William Ray from the New Turner Madrid Seismic Zone near Community Charleston, MisRecorder souri, occurred a guest century ago--on columnist October 31, 1895. There were no seismic instruments to measure the earthquake, but research at St. Louis University derived an estimate of 6.2 magnitude. A study of the event by Dr. Ron Street and others at the University of Kentucky was published in 1986. It quoted the Hickman (Ky.) Courier as reporting people “rushed into the streets panic stricken...” and “chimney tops of many residences in the city were knocked off” during the 5:15 a.m. event. The Paducah Daily News reported “plaster walls cracked.... a number of chimneys and flues had gone by the board.” The Lexington (Ky.) Daily Leader described people in Frankfort, Ky., as being “...badly scared..,” adding that “...small cracks were discovered in the walls...” and that plaster fell from walls and ceilings in some houses. The research found reports that the earthquake was felt in Washington, D.C., Green Bay, Wisconsin and in Iowa. The area which sustained damage, primarily in the lower Ohio and Wabash River valleys, was probably about 14,000 square kilometers. When will a damaging earth-

quake happen again in the New Madrid Seismic Zone or other active areas in the Midwest? Earthquakes cannot be predicted, but geologic scientists believe the chance of a tremor the size of the Charleston quake is about 50/50 during the next decade and up to 97 percent during the next 50 years, as seismic strain builds in the region. Much more “infrastructure” of buildings, bridges, roadways, utilities and services has been built in the region since the Charleston earthquake, creating the potential for much more damage to humanmade structures as well as injuries and deaths. Ground shaking can cause many of these effects, but earthquakes can also cause soil liquefaction and flooding. Earthquakes elsewhere in recent years have resulted in fires and hazardous materials spills, compounding the job of emergency response agencies. As earthquakes occur elsewhere such as the one Christmas day 2004 on the coast of Northern Sumatra, the Haiti Quake on Jan. 12, 2010, and in years past in California, Japan, Ecuador and Mexico, the belief that “It can’t happen here” may begin to set in. Thus the question “When has it happened here, anyway.” The answer is, “Plenty of times.” And not necessarily so long ago or far away. While damaging earthquakes are not as common in our region as other emergencies such as floods and tornadoes, the potential for widespread damage from an earthquake should motivate people to prepare. Steps should be taken in homes, at school and in the workplace to prepare for the effects of a damaging earthquake.

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well; earthquakes rarely happen without later tremors, some of them possibly as strong as or even stronger than the first one. Prepare a survival kit for any emergency. It should include water, non-perishable food, a flashlight, first aid kit, extra medications such as prescriptions, blankets and other needs. The kit should be stored in a safe place where it can quickly be reached. Prepare a home, school and workplace plan for evacuating a damaged house or building after the earthquake. The plan should also include how family members will get back in touch with each other or with other relatives or how schools and businesses will check for damages and injuries in their buildings. Schools are required by state law to conduct two earthquake drills each year and write earthquake plans. Services we take for granted, such as emergency medicine, electricity, water and telephones, could be interrupted for hours, days or weeks. That’s why planning to be “on your own” for several days is essential. William Ray Turner is the director of the Campbell County Office of Emergency Management.

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Are you pleased with the way your public works crews have responded to the February snows? What could they have done better? “I am very pleased with the response of crews that have kept us moving during these challenging winter days. Now fix the potholes quickly!” G.G.

“Both state and county road crews did an excellent job in removing the recent snows in a timely fashion. It is great to see competence in government.” Rabbit Hash “Yes, I am very pleased. They did a great job!” Kimberley A. Powell “Yes, I think they did very good. I only counted 12 mailboxes knocked down! Thank you, road crew!” Duke “Walton crews have done an amazing job keeping our subdivision roads and main roads clear and safe! I moved here from Georgia and was scared to drive on ice and snow but they have made it much easier to survive here during the winter!” J.K.T. “They've done a wonderful job. I travel through Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties each day and have been quite impressed this year.” J.H.

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Program recruits and trains women to run for office Emerge Kentucky, a nonprofit organization established in 2009 to recruit and train Democratic women to run for public office, announced the names of the 24 women who will be members of the inaugural class that started with its kick-off weekend Feb. 26. The new class represents Kentucky's cultural and geographic diversity with women coming from areas all around Kentucky including Louisville, Lexington and Northern Kentucky, as well as Maysville, Meade County and Glasgow. Eleven women participating in the class are candidates for the 2010 elections. They include State Representative candidate Kimberly Greenwell, Spencer County

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Boy Scout to fix up Soldier’s Lot For years, Southgate resident Christopher Froendhoff has wanted to find a special way to honor veterans. With an uncle and grandfather who served in the armed forces, Froendhoff said he knows how much veterans have done for the United States. “I want to honor my grandpa Jack and uncle Michael and all other veterans,” Froendhoff said. As a member of Boy Scout Troop 751, 15-year-old Froendhoff is working to fix up the Soldier’s Lot at Evergreen Cemetery as his Eagle Scout project.

The project, which is estimated to cost about $1,700, includes restoring the wall in the lot, placing a granite slab on the flagpole in the lot indicating where veterans are buried and creating a pathway to the lot. “The reason I am doing this project is because this place has a great historical value,” Froendhoff said. Through donations, Froendhoff said he’s raised about $1,480 so far and hopes to start the project in mid-spring. For more information about the project or to donate e-mail ricksrepair5@fuse.net.

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The Art of Food exhibition at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center kicks off with an opening reception March 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit features top local chefs and culinary experts who work with local artists to display food as an art form. Tickets range from $25 to $50. The exhibition runs through April 2. For details, visit thecarnegie.com or call 957-1940.

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D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits in Fort Thomas will have a special wine tasting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 10. Dennis Hall, who is the winemaker for Cannonball and Perfecta wines, will be at the event discussing his wines. Reservations are required and can be made by e-mailing shannon@depsfinewine.com. D.E.P. is located at 90 W. Alexandria Pike. Visit www. depsfinewine.com.

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Have your child learn the fundamentals of basketball during the Lil Hoopstars Basketball Training Program at Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion. To sign-up for the program visit Sports of All Sorts from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. by March 7. The program will be taught by local AAU and high school coaches. Children, ages 4-7, will attend hour-long sessions each Monday at 6:30 p.m. for eight weeks. For more information, call 372-7754 or visit www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion is located at 10094 Investment Way in Florence.

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For a taste of Sweet Tooth Candies, orders are taken at the Web site sweettoothchocolates.com. The store is located at 125 West 11th St., Newport, KY 41071. hand-crafted chocolate maker in the Cincinnati area. He later sold his stake in Bissinger’s, which is now located in St. Louis. Sweet Tooth’s biggest seller is opera cream eggshaped candy, especially around Easter, he said. “For the season we’ll make 40,000 eggs,” Bob said. He tastes each batch to make sure it meets his standards. If it’s not right, it gets thrown out, he said. “I have recipes, but they are all subject to revision as we go along,” Schneider said. It’s got to taste right, he said. Schneider changes the recipes to match the weather, varying the amount of cream and how long it’s cooked at times so it won’t melt as fast in the summer, he said. He usually mixes three or more types of

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Freshly chocolate-smothered Opera Cream eggs, a signature treat from Sweet Tooth Candies, glide past the grinning gaze of owner Bob Schneider. maker, started working for Schneider more than 20 years ago. Piccirillo said he likes the idea of working at a “mom and pop” place, and even though it’s hard work, there are perks to working in a chocolate factory. “We love our chocolate smell,” he said.

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Popping at least six pieces of his dark chocolate creations into his mouth daily, candy maker Bob Schneider doesn’t deny he has a “sweet tooth.” “I guess today I’ve already had eight pieces of candy, and I used to eat more,” Schneider said during around noon on a weekday. But working non-stop on his feet cranking out treats daily in his Sweet Tooth Candies factory in Newport, Schneider said he works the calories off. “The thing about chocolate is you don’t get tired of it,” Schneider said. Schneider has been selling candies out of his store on 125 West 11th St. for 41 years. Sweet Tooth is a company with about 10 employees, most of them full-time, who have worked for Schneider for 20 or more years. “We make at least 40 different kinds of chocolates,” he said. It may sound like a dream job, but it’s labor intensive, including carrying boiling, 80-pound vats of chocolate around. It’s still mostly a hand-made operation, Schneider said. “People say, ‘Oh, that must be so much fun,’” he said. “It’s stir, it’s push and pull and then you’ve got a big mess to clean up.” Making chocolates and candies, fudge, candy jellies, ice cream and ice balls is the lifelong trade of Schneider, 67, a resident of Fort Thomas. He started working as a child in his father’s store, which is still run by his younger brother Jack, as Schneider’s in Bellevue. He and his brother each have their own unique candymaking style, and it tastes different, Bob said. Bob left his father’s business when he was 18 and struck out on his own, first working as a candy maker for and later becoming the owner of Bissinger’s, a


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD F R I D A Y, M A R C H 5

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

The Great American Aran Afghan Knit Along, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Knit On, 735 Monmouth St. Squares feature variety of stitches from basic cables to more challenging designs. $210 for 21 sessions in advance; $12 per session, plus materials. Registration required. 291-5648. Newport.

ART EXHIBITS

More Than Ink, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Tattooart show with works by James Dryer, Austin Fields and Dustin Zion of Asylum Tattoo in Covington; Kevin Combs, Jeff Davis, Brad Rouse and Sam Gabriel of Old Street Tattoo in Monroe and others. Works available for purchase. Free. Through March 31. 2615770; www.artonthelevee.com. Newport.

ART OPENINGS

The Art of Food, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Top local chefs and culinary experts blend with local artists to display food as an art form. Includes works by Bruce Frank, Matt Kotlarczyk, Pam Kravetz, Suzanna Proulx, Alex Reed and sculpture students from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Exhibit continues through April 2. $50, $35 members at door; $40, $25 members advance. Reservations recommended. 957-1940; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.

MUSIC - JAZZ

New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 261-2365; www.deefelice.com. Covington.

MUSIC - POP

Pomegranates, 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. “Everything Is Alive” vinyl release show. $10, $7 ages 21 and up. 431-2201. Newport. Piper Down, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. DJ until 2 a.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $5. 441-4888. Cold Spring.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Alonzo Bodden, 8 p.m. $20. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Ages 21 and up. Reservations required. 957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

Fish and Shrimp Fry, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. St. Joseph Church - Camp Springs, 6833 Four Mile Road, Features Mr. Herb’s baked or fried fish, fried catfish, salmon, deep-fried shrimp, crab cakes, a sampler platter and sides. Carryout available. $4.50-$11. Presented by St. Joseph Church. 635-5652. Camp Springs. Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. St. Thomas School, 428 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Serving fish sandwiches, shrimp, sides, pizza, french fries, homemade desserts and drinks. Benefits St. Thomas School activities. $1.50-$6. 5724641; www.sttschool.org. Fort Thomas. Lenten Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Fort Wright Civic Club, 115 Kennedy Road, Includes sandwich meals and dinners. Carryout available. Benefits Local charities. $4-$7. 3311150. Fort Wright. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. St. Bernard Church, 401 Berry St. Church Hall. Fish, salmon patty, shrimp, fries, macaroni and cheese, and sweet or sour coleslaw. Carryout available. $6. 431-9705. Dayton. Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 5011 Four Mile, Includes fish, shrimp, chicken tenders, frog legs, hush puppies, macaroni and cheese and coleslaw. Carryout available, call ahead. Benefits Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department. $4.75-$6.50, 25 cents carryout fee. 441-6251. Silver Grove. Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, 6685 Four Mile Road, $1. 4480253; www.campspringsvineyard.com. Camp Springs. Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Holy Trinity Junior High School, 840 Washington Ave. Fish, shrimp, grilled cheese, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, and drink. Carryout available. 75 cents-$7. 491-7612. Newport. Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Knights of Columbus, Father DeJaco Council 5220, 11186 Licking Pike, Fish dinners and sandwiches, baked fish, shrimp, fries, cheese pizza, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies, and coleslaw. Carryout available. 75 cents-$6.50. 6359863. Alexandria. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. St. Therese School, 2516 Alexandria Pike, Cafeteria. Fish or shrimp platter, fish sandwich, cheese pizza, beer, soft drinks and desserts. $5-$7. 4415755; http://www.sainttherese.ws. Southgate.

Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, Free. 781-8105; www.depsfinewine.com. Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 448-0253; www.campspringsvineyard.com. Camp Springs.

MUSIC BLUES

Sonny Moorman, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sidebar, Free. 431-3456. Covington.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Shadowbox After Dark, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Comedy sketches and music by BillWho? Dedicated to love, relationships and all the fun between the sheets. $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. Through March 13. 581-7625; www.shadowboxcabaret.com. Newport. Beyond Therapy, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St. Comedy about the absurdities of relationships sparked by medium of personal ads and complicated by intervention of psychoanalysts. $15, $12 students and seniors. Presented by Falcon Theater. Through March 6. 513-479-6783. Newport.

SPORTS FOOD & DRINK

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Winter/Spring Meet, 5:30 p.m. $1 draft beer, hot dogs, games and prizes. Snow Shoe Crabs performs. Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Free, except March 27. Through March 28. 371-0200; www.turfway.com. Florence. S A T U R D A Y, M A R C H 6

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Alonzo Bodden, 7:30 p.m. $20. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Reservations required. 957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Shadowbox After Dark, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. 5817625; www.shadowboxcabaret.com. Newport. Beyond Therapy, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, $15, $12 students and seniors. 513-4796783. Newport.

SPORTS

Winter/Spring Meet, 1:10 p.m. $50,000 Wintergreen Stakes. Turfway Park, Free, except March 27. 371-0200; www.turfway.com. Florence. S U N D A Y, M A R C H 7

ART EXHIBITS

Elegant Variations, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Eva G. Farris Gallery at Thomas More College, Free. 513-460-1844; http://evagfarrisartgallery.blogspot.com/. Crestview Hills. More Than Ink, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Meet-the-artists opening celebration. Includes food. StoneBrook Winery tasting available, $5 for six tastes. Acoustic music by De Los Muertos 79 p.m. Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 2615770; www.artonthelevee.com. Newport.

AUDITIONS

Katalyst Talent Agency Open Call, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Katalyst, LLC, 525 West Fifth Street, Suite 118, All experience levels seeking representation with Katalyst. First come, first served. Requirements at Web site. Free. 581-4555; www.katalyst.tv. Covington.

CIVIC

Half Pint Library Book Drive, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 283-0546. Florence.

EDUCATION

Frozen Ropes Hitting Clinic, 9 a.m. For ages 12-14. Florence Freedom Baseball Academy, Freedom Way, One-hour hitting clinics. Each instructor-led clinic includes 4-8 kids who rotate through various hitting drills to get ready for the season. Online registration required. Florence.

FOOD & DRINK

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Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, Free. 291-2550; www.depsfinewine.com. Covington.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 448-0253; www.campspringsvineyard.com. Camp Springs.

MUSEUMS

History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free for members and ages 2 and under. 491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Vetiver, 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $13, $10 advance. 431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Alonzo Bodden, 7:30 p.m. $17. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Reservations required. 957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

PROVIDED

Umphrey’s McGee will perform with the band The Uglysuit at the Madison Theater Saturday, March 6 at 9 p.m. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $20 in advance. For more information, call 491-2444 or visit www.madisontheateronline.com. The Madison Theater is located at 730 Madison Ave. in Covington. SOASYA Youth Recreational Coed Basketball, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, Accepting registrations for spring recreational CO-ED basketball League. The league is open to boys and girls from the ages of 5 to 17 years of age. $95. Registration required. 372-7754; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union. Girls Recreational and Competitive Volleyball, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, Ages 7-18. $95. Registration required. 372-7754. Union. SOASYA Youth Weekend Coed Indoor Soccer, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, For ages 4-18. Ages groups 8,9-10,11 play on Sundays, while all other divisions play Saturdays. 95. Registration required. 372-7754. Union. Youth Weeknight Indoor Soccer, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, $500. Registration required. 372-7754. Union. Lil Strikers Soccer Training Program, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, For ages 4-7. Participants learn basic skills associated with the game. $95. Registration required. 3727754. Union. Lil Hoopstars Basketball Training Program, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, Class designed to teach basic introductory skills associated with the game. Ages 4-7. $95. 372-7754. Union. M O N D A Y, M A R C H 8

SPORTS

Winter/Spring Meet, 1:10 p.m. Turfway Park, Free, except March 27. 371-0200; www.turfway.com. Florence.

SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS & TRYOUTS

Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, AAU/Competitive Basketball Tournaments, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, Teams responsible for paying official fees only and each team is guaranteed three games. Tournament play starts Saturday and runs all day with finals ending Sunday morning. Referee fees are due at time of registration. Free. Reservations required.372-7754; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union.

BENEFITS

Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky Women’s Community Action Council Fundraiser, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs, 20 W. 11th St. Benefits Meals on Wheels program. $25. Reservations recommended. Presented by Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky. 991-0183; www.hbanky.com. Covington.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport. Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Stories, songs and activities. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring.

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ART CENTERS & ART MUSEUMS

The Art of Food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 957-1940. Covington.

FOOD & DRINK

Special Wine Tasting, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Dennis Hall, winemaker for Cannonball and Perfecta wines, for a meet-andgreet tasting of his wines during Cincinnati Wine Festival week. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike, Reservations required. Email shannon@depsfinewine.com; www.depsfinewine.com. Fort Thomas.

LITERARY - CRAFTS

Play Art, 4 p.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. 572-5035. Newport.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Toddler Story Time, 11 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 572-5033. Fort Thomas. Toddler Story Time, 11 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 781-6166. Cold Spring. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 572-5033. Fort Thomas. Toddler Story Time, 9:30 a.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. 572-5035. Newport.

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Tri-State Artist’s Meeting, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Barnes & Noble Florence, 7663 Mall Road, Non-profit organization for education and promotion of fine art in the community. Ages 18 and up. Free. 992-1857; www.bcvaa.org. Florence.

COMMUNITY DANCE

SwinGallery, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, All ages. No partner required. Free beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m. Dancing to music by DJ 9-11:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. 513-290-9022; www.swingallery.com. Covington.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Pajama Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 3 and up. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring. Baby Time, 10 a.m. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Walkers to age 2. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5033. Fort Thomas.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Passion and Silence: Music by 17th Century Italian Nuns, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Catacoustic Consort performs. Directed by Analisa Pappano. $18. 9571940; www.catacoustic.com. Covington.

MUSIC - JAZZ

Lee Stolar Trio, 7 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. 261-2365; www.deefelice.com. Covington.

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ART EXHIBITS Elegant Variations, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Eva G. Farris Gallery at Thomas More College, Free. 513-460-1844; http://evagfarrisartgallery.blogspot.com/. Crestview Hills. More Than Ink, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 261-5770; www.artonthelevee.com. Newport. LITERARY - STORY TIMES

PROVIDED

Shen Yun Performing Arts returns to Cincinnati at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Music Hall, for a show of Chinese dance and music. The company is a group of artists who share in a vision of cultural renewal and are classically trained Chinese dancers, choreographers, musicians and vocalists. The performance is part of a 20-country world tour. Tickets are $125, $90, $70, $50, and $30. Call 513-621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.

Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 5725033. Fort Thomas. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 7816166. Cold Spring. Preschool Story Time, 11 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 5725033. Fort Thomas.

PROVIDED

The classic tale “Jack and the Beanstalk”comes to life as a new comedy presented by the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Taft Theatre, 317 East Fifth St., downtown Cincinnati. It is for ages 4 and up. Tickets are $20, $18 and $7. Call 513-569-8080, ext. 10 or visit www.livenation.com.


Life

March 4, 2010

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Can there be a thrill in monotony?

Two ways can lead us to more deeply drink of life. One way is that of awareness. We overlook too much meaning, perceive only the veneer, and don’t take enough time to pan for the gold of understanding. As a remedy for superficiality a psychologist might begin by mentioning Plato’s belief that “an unexamined life is not worth living.” To encourage the same awareness a spiritual counselor might facetiously suggest an unaware adult replace the line from a child’s bedtime prayer, “if I should die before I wake…” with, “if I should wake before I die.” Many times I have written of deepening our awareness in life. Today I suggest a secondary mode. It is a paradoxical suggestion – gain the appreciation of life by insights into monotony. Modern minds hate monotony. The repetitious

has little attraction. “ B e e n t h e r e , seen it, d o n e that,” we say as if to a v o i d Father Lou repeating Guntzelman what we think we Perspectives a l r e a d y know. Culturally, the modern mind hates the monotony of the same spouse, the same car, the same fashion, the same morals, and a commitment to anything permanent. We think that makes us more free. So we frenetically search for new thrills, new chemical or experiential highs, new religions, extreme sports, etc. – anything to avoid being swallowed by monotony. Adherents of this search for the new might argue thus: everything that is full of life loves change because

Plates, bill of sale needed to protect car sellers With car dealers offering deals on new cars these days, more and more people are considering selling their old cars. But, if you’re planning on selling your car on your own, a word of warning so you don’t get stung like a local man. Jason Korte is a 22-yearold college student from North College Hill who wanted to sell his truck. He advertised on the Internet, found a buyer and got paid in cash. He said he thought he did everything right, but ended up losing his driving privileges and more. “The buyer and I went to the title office and we basically signed the title, transferred it. But, looking back now he didn’t have the proof of insurance with him nor did he have his driver’s license – and they still let us do the title transfer,” said Korte. Korte had signed the back of his title and the buyer signed acknowledging the odometer statement. “I did not have the tools to take the license plates off the car, so when the buyer went next door to take care of the registration he said he’d take care of it. I guess he went in there and did nothing. He left my license plates on the car,” Korte said. Korte didn’t learn what had happened until three months later when that buyer ran into a parked car. Korte got stuck with a bill from that car owner’s insurance company. “They’re saying I owe them damages of around $7,800. I called them and said I didn’t have a wreck and didn’t know what they were talking about,” he said. “They said it was about a red truck that I let my friend drive, and that I didn’t have insurance. I said I had sold that truck to him,” Korte said. It turns out that sale was never recorded by the Ohio

Bureau of M o t o r Vehicles – a n d remember Korte had left his license plates on Howard Ain the car. Failing Hey Howard! to take your license plates from a car you sell is actually against the law. Korte’s driver’s license has now been suspended because he didn’t have insurance on the truck he still legally owned. The BMV said Korte must settle with the insurance company before he’ll be allowed to drive again. “I don’t even know what to do. It’s driving me nuts. They’re saying I owe them more than $7,000 before I can even start driving,” Korte said. Technically, the insurance company can also go after the driver who ran into the parked car. But, that person was sentenced to a year in jail after being convicted of drunk driving and driving on a suspended license. Korte is now trying to provide proof he had actually sold the vehicle and received payment. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles offers several tips for selling your car. • Always stay with the buyer until you see the vehicle transferred into the buyer’s name. • Always take your license plates with you, which guarantees that the buyer must get his own plates. • Finally, always make up a bill of sale and get it signed and dated by both parties – keeping a copy of the original for yourself. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

life is ever changing. Life is always looking ahead and forward, not here or within. Repetition of what is experienced now only breeds boredom and monotony. But couldn’t the contrary be true? Instead of saying that those who are full of life hate monotony, couldn’t we say that those who are actually full of life also find a positive thrill in monotony? A child is certainly full of life. Yet, if we play a fun game with a child or do an amusing trick, they’ll say, “Do it again.” If we tell them a story, they won’t say Aunt Edna already told me that. They’ll most likely say, “Tell me again.” Patiently build a house of cards, and after it

falls they’ll say “Do it again.” The child is an innocent spark of a God who delights in the new as well as in repetition. I remember the impact on me when, as seminarian, I heard an old song in a new way. One morning, at an early springtime Mass, as the sunlight peeked through chapel window into our sleepy eyes, the musicians began our opening song. It was a song made popular years before by Cat Stevens: “Morning has broken like the first morning; blackbird has spoken like the first bird…” I still remember its impact. The lyrics brought home to me the wonderful repetition of God’s creative act that is repeated each

day. Suddenly, I looked on the monotony (?) of each morning as part of God’s romance of us – using the monotony of daily beauty as a reminder of the primordial beauty with which he first endowed the world. Because God is full of life, he can also enjoy the thrill that comes from sameness as well as newness. “I can imagine Almighty God, with something of the joy and exuberance that belongs to a child, saying each morning to the sun, ‘Do it again,’ and every evening saying to the moon and stars, ‘Do it again,’ and every springtime saying to the daisies, ‘Do it again,’” wrote Bishop Fulton Sheen. God has the eternal appetite of the vibrancy

manifested in infancy. We have sinned and grown old, but our Father is younger than we. The repetition of nature may not be mere monotonous reoccurrence but a divine encore for our enjoyment. And some day, after we have struggled with our lifedramas and repetitive problems – and become victorious through God’s grace – we, too, may be called again and again as a curtain-call before the universe. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ communitypress.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

I chose my health care with confidence

ONE OF THE TOP 50 HOSPITALS IN THE UNITED STATES FOR 2010 When it was time to re-evaluate my family’s health care provider, St. Elizabeth popped to the top of the list. St. Elizabeth Edgewood was named one of the top 50 hospitals in the country for 4 years running. One of the country’s best hospitals, steps from my door? It made my decision an easy one. St. Elizabeth and my family are simply Better Together. www.stelizabeth.com


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Spice up your Lenten fish dish with salsa At the beginning of Lent, I bring out my Mom’s ancient hand-hewn wooden bowl from Lebanon and sit it on the c o u n t e r. Whenever I peel a yellow onion, the Rita p a p e r y Heikenfeld skins go the Rita’s kitchen into bowl. Yesterday, our youngest grandchild, little Eva who will be 2 years old this week, helped pull the skins from the onions for the first time. She will join her cousins the day before Easter helping me color the eggs with natural colorings, like the onion skins, turmeric, beet juice, red cabbage, etc. I’ll share the recipe as we get closer to Easter. Lent is a great time to eat less meat, so the recipe I’m sharing today for tilapia is a good one to get you started.

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Tilapia with tomatoes and capers salsa

John T’s mock turtle soup

4 pieces tilapia or salmon

Brush with a bit of olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Run under broiler about four to six minutes, turning the fish over if thick. Or sauté. Just don’t overcook it. Check out my blog on www.cincinnati.com/lol for vegetarian recipes for Lent.

Salsa

2 cups chopped tomato 1 ⁄2 cup chopped parsley 1-2 tablespoons capers, drained (I like 2) 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon anchovy paste (optional but very good) 1 scant tablespoon minced garlic Several tablespoons of olive oil – go to taste Salt and pepper to taste

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For Lucine Erb, a Hilltop Press reader.

11⁄2 pounds ground beef 3 quarts HOT water 20 to 30 gingersnaps 1 large onion 1 medium carrot 1 lemon 2 ounces Worcestershire sauce 1 small bottle ketchup (14-ounce) 1 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄2 teaspoon pepper 4 hard-boiled eggs (finely chopped) 2 tablespoons sherry wine (or vinegar) Small bag of pickling spice Place the meat and gingersnaps in the hot water and allow to stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Grind or grate the onion and the carrot and add to mixture. Slice the lemon paper thin and add to mixture.

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Add ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Suspend bag of pickling spice into mixture. Cook over a low heat for 2 to 3 hours. Stir frequently. Add finely chopped eggs about h a l f h o u r before finish. A d d wine (or vinegar). Cool quickly by placing in sink of cold water. When cool, place in refrigerator until ready for use. Mixture will keep for a week or more if refrigerated. Can also be frozen for later use. Enjoy!

Web recipes

Check out the Web version of my column at www.communitypress.com for more great mock turtle soup recipes.

Rooting out recipes

Barleycorn’s dressing: Reader Kathy Snow said Barleycorn’s Bleu Cheese

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dressing is sold by the jar at each location. Pudding w/out milk or eggs: For Pat Kremer, a Recorder reader, who wants to make it for someone on a restricted diet due to illness. San Antonio Parish pizza: Mike, a Glendale reader, remembers the pizza served at this church during summer festivals in the 1960s. “The festivals were held in a lot across from the little Italian church on Queen City Avenue in South Fairmount.” It was prepared in the church basement and was square, heavy on seasonings, simple, yet different from restaurant-style pizza.

Still looking for

Chicken like old Tasty Bird, Kenwood Plaza store. Bridge Café Milford’s maple bacon dressing and chicken salad Karlos, Springdale’s country penne pasta. Whiskey’s Restaurant, Lawrenceburg’s peanut coleslaw and hearty nobean Texas chili.

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Jeff Ruby’s macadamia ice cream pie with ganache topping.

Goetta origin update

I can’t wait to share this information with Mark Balasa of Glier’s Meats – they make a great goetta. Charlene Mecklenburg, Manfred Schnetzer and Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, president of the German-American Citizens League and curator of the German Heritage Museum in Cleves, all sent in fascinating information about the origins of goetta. Turns out it comes from northern Germany, and those folks who immigrated to our area carried the goetta-making tradition with them. More on our Web version of this column. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Civic honor

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Alexandria City Council honored area Boy Scouts of America troops and Cub Scout packs at the Feb. 18 meeting to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of scouting. From left in back row are Matt Neiser, 14; David Neiser, cub master of Pack 77; Shawn Naber, 13; John Naber, leader of Troop 96; Austin Zalac, 12, Kevin Neltner, 12 and Mark See, assistant scout master. From left in front are Jared Neiser, 12; Nolan Neiser, 8; Thomas Comer, 12; and Jared Gerner, 12. Council also honored youth members of the Alexandria Fire District Explorer Post 100 and also of the Alexandria Police Department Explorers Scouts.

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FISH FRIES St. Joseph Church, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Camp Springs, 6833 Four Mile Road. Features Mr. Herb’s baked or fried fish, fried catfish, salmon, deep-fried shrimp, crab cakes, a sampler platter and sides. Dinners and sandwiches. Carryout available. $4.50-$11. Presented by St. Joseph Church. For more information call 635-5652. Camp Springs. Wilder Fire Department Fish Fry, 4 p.m.- 8 p.m., will be hosted every Friday during Lent at the Wilder City Building, 520 Licking Pike. Dinner will include fish, shrimp, chicken, desserts and more. Eat in or carry out is available. For more information call 4315884. Wilder. St. Thomas School, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., 428 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Serving fish sandwiches, shrimp, sides, pizza, french fries, homemade desserts and drinks. Benefits St. Thomas School activities. $1.50-$6. For more information call 572-4641; www.sttschool.org. Fort Thomas. St. Bernard Church, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., 401 Berry St. Church Hall. Fish, salmon patty, shrimp, fries, macaroni and cheese, and sweet or sour coleslaw. Carryout available. $6. For more information call 431-9705. Dayton. Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 5011 Four Mile. Includes fish, shrimp, chicken tenders, frog legs, hush puppies, macaroni and cheese and coleslaw. Carryout available, call ahead. Benefits Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department. $4.75$6.50, 25 cents carryout fee. For more information call 441-6251. Silver Grove. Holy Trinity Junior High School, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., 840 Washington Ave. Fish, shrimp, grilled cheese, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, and drink. Carryout available. 75 cents-$7. For more information call 491-7612. Newport. Knights of Columbus, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Father DeJaco Council 5220, 11186 Licking Pike. Fish dinners and sandwiches, baked fish,

shrimp, fries, cheese pizza, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies, and coleslaw. Carryout available. 75 cents-$6.50. For more information call 635-9863. Alexandria. St. Therese School, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., 2516 Alexandria Pike, Cafeteria. Fish or shrimp platter, fish sandwich, cheese pizza, beer, soft drinks and desserts. No fish fry on March 19. $5-$7. For more information call 4415755; http://www.sainttherese.ws. Southgate. St. Mary, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 8246 East Main Street in Alexandria, will host a fish fry Feb. 26, March 12, 26 in the school cafeteria. Fish (cod or catfish) or shrimp dinners (two sides and dessert). There will also be pizza. Dine in or carry out is available. For more information, call 635-4188. Alexandria. Bellevue Veterans Club, 5. p.m. 24 Fairfield Ave. Menu includes fish, fish sandwich, shrimp, cheese sticks, hush puppies, fries, slaw and macaroni and cheese. Children’s meal includes chicken nuggets and fries. Cost $3-$7, carryout available. For more information, call 360-2046 or visit www.bellevuevets.com. Bellevue. Fort Wright Civic Club, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., 115 Kennedy Road. Includes sandwich meals and dinners. Carryout available. Benefits Local charities. $4-$7. For more information call 331-1150. Fort Wright. Knights of Columbus, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave. Fish, chicken, jumbo shrimp, popcorn, hot dogs, hamburgers and sides. Carryout available. $1.50-$7. Presented by Knights of Columbus 3908, Fr. Bealer Council. For more information call 589-342-6643. Elsmere. Knights of Columbus, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave. Fish fries and hushpuppies, fish sandwich fries or coleslaw. $1.75-$5. Presented by Knights of Columbus 3908, Fr. Bealer Council. For more information call 342-6643. Elsmere. Ryland Heights Fire Protection District, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., 10041 Decoursey Pike. Fish, chicken strips and shrimp along with side items and desserts. Carryout available. $7. For more information call 356-7970;

www.rylandheightsfire.org. Ryland Heights. St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 3285 Mills Road, Fried fish, shrimp, grilled salmon, pizza and beer. Carryout available. With entertainment. $4-$8.50. For more information call 356-5151. Taylor Mill. Tickets Sports Cafe Fish Fry, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., 100 W. Sixth St. All-you-can-eat fried fish, fries and coleslaw. Mixed drinks, beer and soft drinks available. No sharing and no carryout. $7.95. For more information call 431-1839; www.ticketssportscafe.com. Covington. Mary Queen of Heaven School, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., 1130 Donaldson Highway, Gymnasium. Line forms at 3:30 p.m. Mary Queen of Heaven School, Baked and fried fish, shrimp, salad meals for children, desserts and beverages. Codfather, man in fish costume, will visit. Father Rick Wurth passes out snacks to those people waiting in line. Call ahead for carryout. $2-$9. For more information call 371-2622; www.mqhschool.com. Erlanger. Chick-fil-A, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m., 4980 Houston Road, Cod filet on Chick-fil-A’s signature buttery bun available for purchase. For more information call 594-4600. Florence. Dollar Bill Tavern Fish Fry, 2 p.m.-2 a.m., 8074 US 42. Fried cod and chips. $6. For more information call 746-3600; www.dollarbilltavern.com. Florence. St. Joseph Academy, 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m., 48 Needmore St. Fried or baked fish, shrimp, children’s pizza dinner, desserts, drinks and sides. Weekly raffles. Drive-through available. $40-$45 family dinners; $5-$9.50 dinners or sandwich. For more information call 4856444; www.saintjosephacademy.net. Walton. St. Timothy Parish, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 10272 U.S. 42, Brodnick Hall. Baked and fried fish dinners and sandwiches, shrimp dinner, pizza and desserts. Crafts and activities for children. Drive-thru available beginning 4:30 p.m. $4-$8.50. For more information call 384-1100, ext. 23. Union. St. Paul School, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., 7303 Dixie Highway. Fridays through March 26. Weekly

The Yearlings hold membership meeting The Yearlings, a women’s club promoting community service in Northern Kentucky, are hosting their annual membership meeting 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 10, at the Madison, 700 Madison Ave., Covington. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by Saturday, March 6, to

Karen Keenan at 513-5351811 or Haley Taylor at 859-689-5737. For more information, visit www.theyearlings.org.

specials will include Maine lobster, crab, seafood gumbo and spicy blackened salmon, to name a few. Check online to see the order of items served each Friday. Homemade pies will be available as well as children’s meals. Proceeds from the event will provide school gym equipment and support academic and athletic programs. Information or to place advance order, call 647-4072. Florence.

The Northern Kentucky Health Department is offering a continuing education course on HIV for health care providers from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at the Health Department’s District Office, 610 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood. This course covers basic medical information about HIV disease, progression, transmission and prevention; management of HIV in the workplace; legal issues; statistics; and local resources for HIV testing and case management. This course will cost $20 per person. A check made out to the Northern Kentucky Health Department or cash is payable at the time of class. Scholarships are available. Two Continuing Education Units are available for the following professions: athletic trainers, chiropractors, dentists, dental hygienists, emergency medical technicians, nurses, optometrists, paramedics, pharmacists, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, physicians,

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Camp Ernst touts adventure YMCA Camp Ernst, voted Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s most popular overnight camping experience, is expanding its Adventure Trips series with new action packed programs that will take skill development to new heights. “Olympic gold medalist Shaun White – one of the world’s best and most-recognized snowboarders – learned all of his tricks thanks to the mentorship he found at his local YMCA’s skatepark. We’ve seen firsthand how young people grow when they’re encouraged to challenge their bodies and minds,” said Bill Easley, program coordinator for YMCA Camp Ernst’s Adventure Trips. “One of our new camps is a skateboarding camp and we’re already getting a lot of interest,” Easley said.

Registration for the Greater Cincinnati’s overnight camping experiences at YMCA Camp Ernst will officially be kicked off Sunday, March 14, from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at Ollies Indoor Skate Park (8171 Dixie Highway) in Florence. One of many new camp adventures for teens this year will be skate boarding at Ollies and interested families are encouraged to attend. YMCA Camp Ernst Open Houses are March 28 and April 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at YMCA Camp Ernst grounds, 7615 Camp Ernst Road in Burlington. Adventure staff leaders will be available at all open house gatherings.

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add to their YMCA Camp Ernst experience by spending part of their day mountain biking or skateboarding. Beginner to intermediate bike riders will build their confidence on scenic trails and curvy dirt mazes. All participants will be supplied with a bike, safety gear and will receive training from certified instructors. The mountain biking experience is made possible by a generous grant from the Paula Nye Memorial Bicycle - Pedestrian Educational Grant from the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission. Funding for the Paula Nye Grant comes from the proceeds of the Kentucky Share the Road license plates. Teens in the skateboard program will bring their own equipment to spend part of their YMCA Camp Ernst day having fun with instructor supervision on the progressive ramps at Ollies World Class Indoor

Skatepark. Each program is an additional $95 beyond the traditional camp fee; and they are not available every week. For a schedule, the public can call YMCA Camp Ernst at 859-586-6181 or visit www.myycamp.org.

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Distinctly different, new outdoor adventure trips will have teens – and three camping trips will include parents with their teens – exploring the region’s most beautiful terrains on bicycle, mountain bike, horseback, canoe, raft, and backpack. Summer wilderness trips will include: • A girl’s only journey to magnificent Mammoth Cave National Park where they will horseback ride, do spelunking, and camp in tents under the stars. • A co-ed journey to the beautiful Greenbrier River where they will bike ride through West Virginia’s on

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• Three parent/teen trips will offer families unique close-to-home camping vacation type experiences “Canoeing, biking and rafting together with expert guides was a great bonding experience for my son and I last year. We’ve already registered for this year,” said Scott Glum. For more information on any of these programs or to register, the public is invited to call YMCA Camp Ernst at 859-586-6181 or visit www.myycamp.org and click on the Adventure page.

Turfway hosts Irish Day at Races The luck of the Irish will be in full force at Turfway Park on Saturday, March 6, when the thoroughbred racecourse hosts the fourth annual Irish Day at the Races. The family-friendly event is presented by the Fenians of Northern Kentucky, an Irish heritage cultural organization with roots dating from the mid19th century. Scheduled for noon to 6:30 p.m. during Turfway’s live racing program, Irish Day at the Races features all

things Irish: jigs, reels, and Celtic roots music from the Vinegar Hill Irish Band, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Glee Club, and bagpiper Patrick Hill; performances by national and international champions the McGing Irish Dancers; and a wide variety of Irish-themed artwork, jewelry, clothing, and other handcrafts. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub in Covington will provide such authentic Irish fare as Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage, and shepherd’s pie, and traditional Irish

beverages such as Killian’s Irish Red, Tullamore Dew, Michael Collins, Jameson, and Feckin will be available. A special Kids Corner, new to the festival this year, will keep children entertained with games, crafts, and face painting. Admission to the races, admission to the festival, and parking are free. All festival activities will be held rain or shine on the third floor of Turfway’s fully enclosed grandstand. Irish Day at the Races is sponsored by Killian’s Irish

Red, Molly Malone’s Irish Pub, and Remke Markets. Irish Day at the Races is the largest of several events presented annually by the Fenians of Northern Kentucky to promote friendship, unity, charity, and civic participation; foster the ideals and perpetuate the history and traditions of the Irish people; and promote Irish culture through the arts and literature, language and genealogy, sports, and foreign exchange programs.

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Florence is hosting a one-day retreat March 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Family Life Center at the church. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. The only fee is $10, which is for a book. Bring a Bible and a notebook. For more information, call 746-9066. The church is located at 9066 Gunpowder Road.

Trucker’s Chapel

A non-denominational prayer service for our service men and women serving overseas will be held at 7 p.m. March 4 at the Trucker’s Chapel at the TA truck stop on Ky. 18 in Florence. Volunteers from the community hold this service the first Thursday of each month to pray for people from all over the Greater Cincinnati area who are stationed overseas. This service is open to anyone. Have an event at your church? Please send your information to akiefaber@nky.com.


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March 4, 2010

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The Burlington Spring Horse Show will take place Friday, May 28, and Saturday, May 29. Hours are 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. The event will continue throughout the day Saturday, with the championships beginning at 7 p.m. at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Burlington. This event benefits BAWAC Community Reha-

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Cancer society gala gets new Western look Saddle up, partner, and get ready to ride out West for the American Cancer Society’s annual gala to help raise awareness and funds in the fight against cancer. What was formerly the society’s longstanding gala event known as the Striders’ Ball has taken on a country western twist for 2010. The Baron’s Ball will be held April 24 from 6-11:30 p.m. at The METS Center in Erlanger. “We want to let everyone know about the Baron’s Ball so they can dust off their cowboy boots and shine up their belt buckles,” said Louise Kent, event

chairperson. “The ball will have an upscale country theme to it. Cowboys can come wearing their boots and blue jeans, just add a black tie and a cowboy hat!” Attendees of the ball will enjoy a relaxed fun environment with a live band, dancing, chuck wagon themed dinner, silent and live auction items, casino style gaming, “old time” style photos and much more fun. Tickets are $100 each or $1,000 for a table of 10. Sponsorships are also available. The event will help in the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer and its mission to save lives and

celebrate more birthdays by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. “The Striders’ Ball has been a huge success for us,” said Jamie Webb, executive director with the Northern Kentucky office of the American Cancer Society. “The switch to the Baron’s Ball offers a new take on our gala event that will let folks come out and kick up their heels for the cause of saving lives and celebrating more birthdays.” For more information on the Baron’s Ball, contact Kristen Cline at (859) 3727873 or e-mail her at Kristen.Cline@cancer.org.

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“It's Sew Fine: for Home and Family” Sewing Expo will be held at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton, Ky. on Tuesday, April 13 and Wednesday, April 14. The 2010 Sewing Expo schedule includes registration starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14 followed by Make-It and Take-It sessions until noon with an educational venue to expand your sewing knowledge and skills.


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Sheila E. Ackerson, 30, 8015 Alexandria Pike, Apartment 5, fourth degree assault, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia - first offense, endangering the welfare of a minor at 8015 Alexandria Pike, apartment 5, Feb. 18. Joey M. Santini, 36, 8015 Alexandria Pike, Apartment 5, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia - first offense, endangering the welfare of a minor at 8015 Alexandria Pike, apartment 5, Feb. 18. Rebecca A. Sand, 49, 9928 Pippen Road, possession of a controlled substance - cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia - first offense at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 17. Charlene T. Inman, 42, 9288 Pippen Road, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 17.

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Incidents/reports Fourth degree assault

Report of employee of convenience store assaulted by customer at 9242 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 21.

CAMPBELL COUNTY Arrests

Jandra L. Kerr, 35, 607 Clay St., warrant at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 11. Michael Campbell, 53, 5316 Mary Ingles Hwy., Apartment 303, warrant at 5316 Mary Ingles Hwy., apartment 3030, Feb. 11. Allana J. Smith, 31, 47 Wright Court, warrant at 47 Wright Court, Feb. 13. Thomas E. Robinson, 32, 1129 5th Ave., fourth degree assault at Ky. 9 and Ivor Road, Feb. 14. Melinda A. Mason, 29, 211 Elizabeth St., Apartment 41, possession of marijuana at Ky. 9 and Ivor Road, Feb. 14.

Albert J. Dudzik, 59, 4752 Horseshoe Bend, careless driving, DUI aggravated circumstances - first offense at I-471 South, Feb. 13. Keith D. Herron, 45, 586 Galloway Road, fourth degree assault at 796 W. Miller Road, Feb. 16. Pamela S. McCoy, 28, 307 Tarryton Drive, failure to wear seat belts, operating on suspended or revoked operators license, first degree possession of controlled substance - cocaine at U.S. 27 and Low Gap Road, Feb. 17. Gary L. Armstrong II, 27, 6300 DavJo Lane, Unit 2, warrant at 6300 DavJo Lane, unit 2, Feb. 18. Samuel J. Calvin III, 65, 9885 Flagg Springs Pike, violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO, fourth degree assault at 9885 Flagg Springs Pike, Feb. 20. Charles R. Rardin, 18, 446 Clark St., first degree wanton endangerment - police officer, person 18-20 in possession of alcohol at 6122 Four Mile Road, Feb. 21.

First degree criminal mischief

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Tommy J. Allen Jr., 52, 3406 Donahue Lane, warrant at Ky. 9 and California Crossroads, Feb. 21. Lamar M. Commodore, 38, 507 Pelham St., warrant at Ky. 9 and Grandview Road, Feb. 19. Leila M. Davis, 37, 1366 Random Hill Road, warrant at Ky. 9 and Country Lake, Feb. 21. Vanessa L. Maxwell, 25, 724 5th St., warrant at 724 5th Ave., Feb. 22. Robert W. Barnes, 41, 929 Saratoga, careless driving, DUI - aggravated circumstances - first offense at I471 north, Feb. 23.

Keg law violation

Abandoned vehicle towed at Ky. 9 and Upper Lick Branch, Feb. 15.

Incidents/reports 911 Hangup

Suspicious activity

No driver found at scene of accident where vehicle struck a tree at 9699 Flagg Springs Pike, Feb. 14.

Reported at 9820 Flagg Springs Pike, Feb. 21.

Criminal mischief

Report of black leather jacket cut with a knife earlier in evening at a bar at 11530 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 18.

Report of vehicle tires flattened and concrete block thrown through rear window at 4036 Union St., Feb. 21.

Fourth degree assault domestic violence, third degree criminal mischief Reported at Terrace Court, Feb. 21.

Fraudulent use of credit card under $500

Reported at 21 Spillman Drive, Feb. 23.

Reported at 6122 Four Mile Pike, Feb. 21. Words of profanity written in snow and tire tracks made in yard at 950 Golfview, apartment 2, Feb. 19.

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of vehicle window broken and CD player taken in park and ride

The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. lot at Ky. 9 and Four Mile Road, Feb. 13.

Towed vehicle

Traffic accident

Vehicle mishap-civil issue

Report of vehicle struck and damaged by juvenile riding ATV at 11654 Crestview Lane, Feb. 15.

Verbal domestic

Reported at Jordan Drive, Feb. 15.

DEATHS Norma Arthur

Norma McDowell Arthur, 66, Germantown, died Feb. 19, 2010, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. She was a nurse’s aid and member of Dover Christian Church. Her sons, Jeffrey and Mark Arthur, died previously. Survivors include her husband, George Arthur; sons, Billy Arthur of Fleming Co., David and Scott Arthur, both of Dover; daughters,

Sue Wallingford of Lewis County and Debbie Craycraft of Orangeburg; sister, Mable Hardy of California, Ky. and brother, Bobby McDowell of Flemingsburg. Palmer Funeral Home, Brooksville, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Dover Christian Church, c/o Lucy Montgomery, 2044 Johnson St., Dover, KY 41034; or American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Carl Beer

Carl Beer, 75, Grants Lick, died Feb. 24, 2010, at his home. He worked for General Motors in Norwood, member of Lockland Baptist Church, Boy Scouts of America and Good Sam Camping Club. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Beer; sons, Mark Beer of Grants Lick and Phillip Beer of Sharonville; daughter, Janet Willoughby of Nor-

folk, Va.; sister, Eleanor Linsey of Florida; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Theresa Cardish

Theresa Nicole Cardish, 20, a homemaker, of Norwood, formerly of Alexandria, died Feb. 21, 2010, in an automobile accident in Norwood. Survivors include her father, Jay Cardish of Norwood; mother, Anna Ramos of Chicago; brothers,

Clarence Cardish of Chicago, Michael Zarch of South Carolina; sisters, Stephanie Cardish of Cincinnati, Jessica Cardish and Aris Ramos, both of Chicago; and grandparents, Lillian and Gerald Cardish of Norwood. Burial was in Everett’s Memorial Gardens, Verta. Cooper Funeral Home, Alexandria, handled the arrangements.

Dolores Kroger

Dolores Catherine Kroger, 82, Cold Spring, died Feb. 22, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a manager of the cafeteria of St. Joseph School, member of St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring, Catholic Order of Foresters and Good Sam Campers.

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 2830404 for more information. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513242-4000 for pricing details. For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the "Obituaries" link at NKY.com.

From B8 Her husband, Harry R. Kroger, died in 2009 and son, Robert Kroger, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Sue Goins of California; sons, Thomas Kroger of West Chester, Ohio, Greg Kroger of Erlanger and Richard and Chris Kroger, both of Cold Spring; brother, Thomas Miller of Highland Heights; sisters, Jean Cooper of Fort Mitchell, Joan Rudemiller of Cincinnati, Rita Bond of Lexington, Margie Koehler of Newport and Angela Modtland of Fort Myers, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Cold Spring. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017; or St. Joseph Church Capital Campaign Fund, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Martin Murray

Martin Lee Murray, 72, Bellevue, died Feb. 16, 2010, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Corryville. He was a conductor with CSX Railroad, Vietnam War Marine Corps veteran, member of Bellevue Eagles, Ralph Fulton VFW Lodge 6423 in Elsmere and American Legion Post

20 Erlanger/Elsmere. His daughter, Melissa Murray, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Sandy Hess Murray; daughter Debora Dalton of Sparta; brothers, Jim Murray of Jacksonville, Fla., Darrell Murray of Newport, Thomas Murray of Alexandria and Robert Murray of London; sisters, Sandy Richards of Cold Spring, Mary Smith and Susan Murray, both of Newport and five grandchildren. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp & Erschell Funeral Home, Bellevue handled the arrangements. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017; or Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Cincinnati, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223-2518.

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The Northern Kentucky River Region announced the release of the most comprehensive visitors guide to date for the Northern Kentucky area. The free guide consists of 64 pages featuring more than 80 photos and editorial highlighting the numerous attractions and historical sites, along with accommodation and dining information. Also included is a detailed calendar of events listing the many festivals and events taking place within the 13 counties, history of the area and a userfriendly map. Complimentary copies are being distributed and may be picked up at area convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, area hotels and restaurants, the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, the MainStrasse Village

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people who are diagnosed with it and by finding a higher proportion of cancers at early, more treatable stages. Overall, colon cancer rates have declined rapidly in both men and women in the past two decades, due in part to early detection and removal of precancerous polyps. However, only half of the U.S. population aged 50 and older have been tested. The American Cancer Society recommends the following tests to find colon cancer early: • Flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years, or • Colonoscopy every 10 years, or • Double contrast barium enema every five years, or • CT colonography every five years

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Association, the Newport on the Levee visitors center, the Newport Aquarium, the Kentucky Speedway and at the Kentucky Welcome Cen-

• Annual guaiac-based fecal occult blood test with high test sensitivity for cancer, or • Annual fecal immunochemical test with high test sensitivity for cancer, or • Stool DNA test, with high sensitivity for cancer, interval uncertain. Because of their greater potential to prevent cancer, the tests that have a higher likelihood of finding both polyps and cancer are preferred if patients are willing to use them and have access to them. Studies show that being overweight or obese increases risk of colon cancer, and people whose diets include a high amount of red and processed meats are at increased risk.

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Bed & Breakfast The Rooster’s Nest is a unique B&B located in Winchester, OH in Adams County, off St. Rt. 32 about an hour east of Cincinnati. The B&B consists of a log building constructed of logs dating back to 1788, yet is complete with modern amenities. There are 3 rooms available, each with a queen bed and private bath. The Rooster’s Nest is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a break from busy routines. Walk on the 25 acres of woodlands, fish in the 1.25 acre stocked pond, curl up with a book or sit outside by the campfire. Breakfast is served in the spacious gathering room overlooking the pond while birds and squirrels entertain at the feeders. Innkeepers Sally & Dave White promise to tantalize your taste buds with scrumptious dishes like Rooster Egg Bake, Rhode Island Red Stuffed French Toast, Chanticleer Bananas & Ice Cream or Banty Fruit Parfait along with freshly baked breads, juice and coffee. The Inn’s convenient location allows guests to experience all that Adams County has to offer. There are many Amish shops with baked goods, furniture and cheese. If you

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Get tested for colon cancer in March This March, the American Cancer Society is encouraging men and women 50 and older to make getting tested for colorectal cancer a priority. Colorectal cancer – commonly referred to as colon cancer – is one of only two cancers that can actually be prevented through screening, which allows doctors to find polyps in the colon and remove them before they turn cancerous. Regularly scheduled colorectal cancer screening can help save lives and help achieve the American Cancer Society’s goal of creating a world with less cancer . Screening for colon cancer has been proven to reduce deaths from the disease both by decreasing the number of

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are hunting for unique items for yourself or someone special, you can check out the antique shops and art gallery. For outdoorsy adventures within a short drive you will find Adams Lake Nature Walk, Chaparral Prairie, Edge of Appalachia, Lynx Prairie, Buzzards’ Roost and Serpent Mound. An oasis of sophistication, The Rooster’s Nest offers a memorable winter retreat, a romantic get-away or a mid-week respite. It is a perfect location for smaller business meetings or weddings and receptions or for a Mom’s scrapbooking weekend. Gift Certificates are available. The Rooster’s Nest B&B Winchester, Ohio 877-386-3302 www.roostersnest.net

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DESTIN. 2 great condos , 2 br, 2 ba golf, pools, dazzling Gulf view . Check our website for availability & rates. Local owner, 513-561-4683 Visit arieldunes.us or twcondo.us

DESTIN, FLORIDA 50 Steps to the beach! Beautiful lowrise condos w/pools. 850-830-8133, email destinbeaches4u@yahoo.com or visit www.asummerbreeze.com

DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit www.majesticsunindestin.com

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MADEIRA BEACH. Great studio units across from beach, 2 hrs to Dis ney. Heated pool, free WiFi, pets OK. $92/nt, $546/wk. 1-866-394-0751 www.Holiday-Isles.com

EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty www.SpinnakersReach.com

FRIPP ISLAND û A great family vacation destination! 3 BR, 2 BA oceanfront condo on private resort island next to championship golf course. Sleeps 8. 513-451-7011 N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit www.coastalcondos.com

MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $109/2 persons. Singles $104. Suites $119-$139. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit: www.riversidetowerhotel.com

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GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661 www.alpinechaletrentals.com

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH. Oceanfront condos. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units with pools, spas & tennis. Hi-speed Internet, kiddie waterslide. 800-345-5617 www.oceancreek.net

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo. Locate on Crescent Beach! Balcony view of the Gulf. Bright & airy decor, nicely appointed. Available from April 3rd. Local owner 513-232-4854

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SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949. www.seabrookexclusives.com

TENNESSEE 1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987. www.firesidechalets.com

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