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When the Hosea family started a soup kitchen 20 years ago, their thought was to stay open for a few years to help people get through some temporarily rough economic times. “It was supposed to be a Band-Aid,” said founder Marcia Hosea, of Fort Thomas. “And 20 years later we’re busier than ever.” NEWS, A2

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NEWPORT – Extending water lines to provide access for all remaining unserved households in Campbell County has a price tag of about $35 million. The estimate was part of an overview top executives of the Northern Kentucky Water District presented at the April 20 Campbell County Fiscal Court meeting about their facilities and services in Northern Kentucky. The $35 million would cover the costs of extending 110 miles of new water-main lines to serve

about 1,000 households that remain unserved and are not close enough to water main to tie-in. By population, the water district estimates about 3 percent of Campbell County’s population has no water service. A water district map showed the primary areas not nearby water mains are in southernmost Campbell County south and east of Alexandria. The biggest challenges the district is working on are spending money to meet mandates from the federal government regarding clean water standards and the maintenance and replacement of an aging infrastructure, said Ron

Lovan, NKWD president. The water district is looking into rural aid grants and other ways to expand water service in Campbell County, but it’s a longterm process, Lovan said. “There’s just no magic bullet to come up with $35 million in Campbell County’s case,” he said. The water district is currently constructing 10-miles of main line south of Alexandria that will enable water access to 250 additional households, a number that is in addition to the 1,000 other households that are unserved. Lovan said he’s not sure how many households that remain

The third-annual Community Press/Community Recorder Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year contest is approaching. In this project, our readers determine the ballots and winners of each newspaper’s Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year through online nominations and voting. We run stories on the male and female winners for each county in Northern Kentucky in late June. From May 4 to May 16, readers can nominate studentathletes who show the highest quality on and off the field. See the column inside this week’s issue for more details.

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unserved do-so by choice. Commissioner Brian Painter said the costs associated with a new tie-in to water mains makes it seem almost like connecting to the system is “discouraged.” Painter said the construction costs of about $6,000, plus a $750 tap fee and a $30 monthly fee was surprising when a new water main was installed along Grandview Road where he lives. The $30 per month surcharge over 25 years is used to help pay for the cost of a project has been eliminated, and new projects are

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CARE Mission volunteers display what $20 buys from the Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati on a table inside the Alexandria-based pantry and assistance center. From left are Greg Rawe of Camp Springs, Nick Bogart, 15, of Alexandria and Jeff Daunt of Butler.

Walk donations stretch pantry’s dollar By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA - The CARE Mission in Alexandria will participate in the 2011 Hunger Walk & 5K Run at Sawyer Point in Cincinnati at 9 a.m. Monday, May 30, and the mission’s director would be just as happy if people found time to donate online instead of choosing to walk an extra couple of miles on Memorial Day. The CARE Mission’s goal as a member agency with the Freestore is to raise a total of $10,000 in donations through the Hunger Walk. The Freestore is a regular food supplier for the CARE Mission, which assisted more than 10,000 people in 2010. People don’t even have walk in

the event to help, said Sandy Daunt, volunteer director at the CARE Mission. Even if everyone took time to donate $5, that small amount buys a lot of food, she said. “Think of how many people you can feed with the click of a computer,” Daunt said. The CARE Mission is always on a budget, and it would be difficult without the Freestore Foodbank, she said. At least a third of the pantry’s budget is spent at the Freestore, and that’s probably where close to half the pantry’s food comes from, said Jeff Daunt, Sandy’s husband. Jeff, is a regular volunteer and is one of the driver’s that picks up food from the Freestore in Cincinnati. The CARE Mission uses the

Freestore to stretch its food budget, he said. For example, an entire case of fruit roll ups cost less than $1, Jeff said. Jeff said he can see what is available on the shelves at the Freestore online ahead of time, and when he gets there often there is free produce or other items that are donated to and not purchased by the Freestore. To make a donation or to enter the 2011 Hunger Walk & 5K visit the website http://freestorefoodbank.org/HungerWalk/ and use the link designating the CARE Mission as the member agency. To make a donation over the phone call the Freestore’s donation line at 513-482-7546. For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/alexandria

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra along with members of the Indiana University’s musical theater department join forces to celebrate the “Great American Songbook,” the finale of the orchestra’s all-American season. A local performance of “The Best is Yet to Come,” will be “The Best is held 8 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Yet to Come,” Florence Baptist Church at will be 8 p.m. Mt. Zion, while Friday, May 6, a May 7 perat Florence formance will Baptist be held in Bloomington, Church at Mt. Ind. Zion. Tickets are Tickets are $28 and $23, with B seat dis- $28 and $23. counts for seniors and students. They can be purchased by visiting www.kyso.org or by calling 859-431-6216. “The songbook isn’t really a bound book,” KSO music director James Cassidy said. “It’s a nebulous thing of pieces that are songs that were written from the 1920s to the 1950s.” Some of the “greatest tunes and lyrics that have ever been written” came from that era, he said. “What we did was try to grab things people would know, things that were important,”Cassidy said. Terry LaBolt, who is the KSO’s arranger, is also the musical theater director at Indiana University and teaches a class on the allAmerican songbook, Cassidy said. It fit with the theme of the season, he said, so they decided to expand and play not only here, but in

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Soup kitchen still serving 20 years later By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

NEWPORT - When the Hosea family started a soup kitchen in Newport 20 years ago, their thought was to stay open for a few years to help people get through some temporarily rough economic times. The Henry Hosea House on Newport’s west side is home to the ECHO soup kitchen that serves the poor and homeless free meals. “It was supposed to be a Band-Aid,” said founder Marcia Hosea, of Fort Thomas. “And 20 years later we’re busier than ever.” Hosea, was a longtime member of the Hosea House board until about five years ago when her daughter Megan Abner, of Fort Thomas, took a spot on the board. Hosea joined current board members to celebrate the the 20th anniversary Tuesday, April 19, by serving dinner at the soup kitchen to a crowd of more than 50 people, of which about half were children.

Hosea looked out at the crowd of people dining on April 19 and said she wished there wasn’t the need for the soup kitchen, but she is glad they’ve been able to continue the operation. Beyond food, it’s a social hour for a lot of the people who are served, she said. “This is very much a family place,” Hosea said. “You can see all the kids.” Karen Yates, executive director for the past 15 years, said she can’t think about what life would be like for the people served if the soup kitchen wasn’t there to offer meals. “I have seniors that told me that they ate cat food to stay alive because that’s all they could afford,” Yates said. The Parish Kitchen in Covington serves lunch for the homeless, and some people go there for lunch and to ECHO for dinner, she said. “We’re the only one in Northern Kentucky that serves an evening meal like this,” Yates said.

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Marcia Hosea, left, of Fort Thomas, a founder of the ECHO Soup Kitchen at the Henry Hosea House in Newport serves up glasses of iced tea, water and fruit punch during the 20th anniversary of the soup kitchen Tuesday, April 19.

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What’s most shocking isn’t that the numbers of people visiting the soup kitchen have gone up over the years – they have, but that more and more it’s families with young children, she said. And, it’s not just homeless families, Yates said. Families where the parents work low-wage jobs bring their children to get something to eat, and sometimes the children come alone because they know they can get a decent meal, she said. “My families already struggle, and I’m just here to tell them, ‘I’m here to help you stretch that last dollar you’ve got,’” Yates said. Yates said she’s especially amazed at how many grandparents are coming to the soup kitchen who are trying to raise their grandchildren on a limited

income. For many people it’s a way to have some positive human interaction too because they don’t have much if any family, she said. A man who used to be homeless and ended up getting a job and an apartment in Covington still comes back to the soup kitchen for dinners after work. One day he brought a camera, Yates said, and they jokingly asked him if he was going to use their picture on a dart board or something. “He said ‘No Ms. Karen, you’re my family, and I want to take pictures of my family.” Evelyn Lienhardt, a volunteer for all 20 years the ECHO soup kitchen has been in existence and a current board member, was serving up cheesy potatoes and green beans April 19. Lienhardt said she

became a volunteer after seeing an announcement in the newspaper of a new soup kitchen needing volunteers. She keeps coming back because she enjoys working with the people, especially the children. “I just love kids, and I just enjoy watching them grow,” Lienhardt said. “You just want everything to work out for them.” The Henry Hosea House and ECHO soup kitchen accept donations. Yates said after the holidays around Easter are the beginning of her “slim months” when fewer people think about donating. To donate or for information visit the website www.henryhoseahouse.co m email Karen Yates at echo1@fuse.net or call 859261-5857. For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/newport

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evening (where you) go and know nearly all the tunes and you get to hear (them) in a way that they were recorded,” Cassidy said. “It’s somewhat nostalgic but at the same time a way to take a look at what America has to offer in terms of musical heritage.”

For people already subject to the $30 surcharge, there is always the potential for it to go down if more people in the area hook into the system, Harrison said. Some people are now paying a monthly surcharge as low as $10 a month where that’s happened, he said. Commissioners, and Harrison also discussed the requirements for fire hydrants and the size of lines including using smaller lanes to extend water service to outlying and unserved areas of the county. It’s difficult and costly to

add-in fire hydrants later after smaller lines are installed, Harrison said. So, it’s a very long-term decision that can impact generations if people elect to put in a small six-inch line and later want to have a line put in big enough to support fire hydrants, Harrison said. Pendery said the outlook for the county’s future has to be kept in mind when talking about the size of new water lines. “I think we all would agree it’s a very shortsighted thing to say let’s put small-bore pipes in,” Pendery said. For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/campbellcounty

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N. Ky. Health Department plans layoffs EDGEWOOD The Northern Kentucky Health Department is poised to lay off more than a dozen employees this summer to trim its next annual budget by $840,000 while realigning staff to operate more efficiently. That does not include five positions that already are vacant and also are targeted for elimination. Meanwhile, several other employees at school-based health centers across Northern Kentucky also could lose their jobs, depending on whether the school districts where they work cut funding. The department’s director of health, Dr. Lynne M. Saddler, reviewed the proposed cuts Tuesday evening

with the Northern Kentucky Health Department’s personnel board. While the personnel board asked questions about the proposed layoffs, there was no debate over the content of the plan, Saddler said Wednesday. The layoff proposal also will be considered at 6 p.m. May 11 by the department’s executive committee and then at 6:30 p.m. June 22 by the district’s board of health. Both meetings will happen in the lower-level offices of the department’s district office, 610 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood. Because of the department’s requirement that employees be given at least 30 days’ notice of layoffs they would not happen until

July 29. Employees likely to be affected have been informed. Positions to be cut: director of community health promotion, two division secretaries, an executive secretary, five senior clerks’ and a senior health environmentalist. Also to be cut are positions of grants manager, health educators for youth development and special projects administrator. Five vacant positions also are proposed for elimination: a senior clerk, senior disaster preparedness coordinator, senior health educator, public health informatics manager and a public health nurse. While Saddler and the executive committee have talked about furloughs for

all employees, consideration of that step has been postponed until the fall. Officials also plan to freeze employee salaries. Automation, such as a better phone system, an outsourced payroll system and improved computer programs, will allow surviving employees to perform duties now performed by support staff. The health department has 161 full-time employees, plus 23 part-time employees who work 1,000 or fewer hours per year. Kentucky News Service

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petroleum products or other organic materials, if no other available and practical means of disposal is economically feasible. Permission from the Kentucky Environmental Protection cabinet shall be obtained prior to burning. (6) Fires set for recreational or ceremonial purposes. The Alexandria Fire District will not issue any burn permits for open burning during the Kentucky Environmental Protection Cabinet’s ban on open burning. Contact the local fire department prior to any burning to obtain a burn permit and to find out if any additional burn bans are currently in effect.

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Campbell County appoints interim superintendent By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

Shelli Wilson, the associate superintendent of Campbell County Schools, has been selected to be the district’s interim superintendent through June 30. The district’s Board of Education met in special session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. After spending more than an hour talking in executive session the board members emerged and nominated Wilson, the district’s second in command, to take over starting April 13. “It was with great pride that I accepted the position of interim superintendent,” Wilson said. “I am fully committed to the continued success of our stellar district and recognize the great significance of leading our students, parents and staff through this time of transition. I am confident that with all of the exceptional leaders and teachers we have

throughout the district, we will not miss a beat.” Before joining the district’s administration, Wilson was principal of Cline Elementary from 2003 to 2006, and before that she was an assistant principal at Campbell County High School. Wilson had worked as an assistant principal, district transportation director, athletic director and facilities coordinator at Bellevue Independent Schools before coming to Campbell County Schools. She’s also previously worked as an elementary teacher in Fayette County Schools, and as an elementary teacher and special education teacher at Bracken County Schools. Wilson said it’s a busy time of year, and that she’s been involved in many aspects of Campbell County’s district operations as associate superintendent. Wilson said the district has a great leadership team and she has every bit of confidence in the stu-

dents and staff. “At this point, my top priorities will include working with the board to develop a budget for next year and the continuity of the forward momentum of Campbell County Schools,” she said. Wilson said she will apply for the job of superintendent. Wilson will work with outgoing Superintendent Anthony Strong, who will remain available on a consulting basis, said board chairperson Janis Winbigler. “She’s done an effective job in terms of being an associate superintendent,” Winbigler said. Test scores and curriculum have both improved under Wilson and the board feels she’s the right person for the transition, Winbigler said. “It helps with the continuity and consistency in the short term,” said board member Gary Combs of the decision to appoint Wilson. Wilson’s appointment wasn’t

unanimous with board member Rich Mason voting against her appointment while the other four board members voted for Wilson. “I just thought she was too close to Anthony (Strong),” Mason said of Wilson. Mason said the district is just beginning the process of a superintendent search, and it was frustrating for Strong to leave when he did because with the board is dealing with both teacher staffing allocations and annual budgeting next month. The district’s superintendent for seven years, Anthony Strong, announced at an April 6 board meeting his decision to resign effective May 11. Strong has accepted the superintendent position at Pendleton County Schools in the county where he lives. Board member Patrick J. Walch said he was proud the board acted quickly in naming an interim superintendent to carry the district

through the end of the school year. “This appointment, I believe will help to ensure stability for the staff, students and parents of the school district,” said Walch, adding that his statement doesn’t constitute an endorsement for or against the appointee when it comes to hiring a permanent superintendent. Walch said he wants a good pool of candidates from the superintendent search, and that he wants people to define a list of qualities they’d like to see in the new superintendent and not give him personal recommendations of specific people for the job. Walch said he encourages people to get involved when the time comes and volunteer to help or answer a questionnaire. “When the call comes out to get engaged please do so, we value that input,” he said. For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/campbellcounty

Job/college-ready push on in high schools By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

Local school districts will be held accountable on how many students are college and career ready, and it's not just about ACT scores. School districts will also be evaluated on how many students have passed tests like a national industry certification or a military service test given to high school students, said Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday. Campbell County Schools is among many districts in the state to accept a challenge earlier this year from Holliday to improve, by 30 percent, the college and career readiness of graduating seniors in all subject areas by 2015. Currently, 41 percent of all Campbell County High School graduates are considered college and career ready in all subjects. The reason for the emphasis on college and career readiness is a result of the passage of the education reform bill, Senate Bill 1, in 2009. Part of the bill's goal is to reduce the number of students requiring remedial courses in college. Holliday said all of the school districts will have to meet common core standards just approved, and now the state will be examining more than just test scores when evaluating school performance. "Because this isn't just collegereadiness, it's career readiness," he said. Holliday met with area education leaders from the Northern Kentucky Education Council April 15 in Florence about what it means for students to be prepared for college and career readiness. By already working in coordi-

nation with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and business community on partnerships, Holliday said the rest of the state is starting to look to Northern Kentucky because there has been some concern for a while in the area about graduates being prepared enough to enter the workforce locally. "I think they're a little ahead of the game, Holliday said." I think the collaboration of Northern Kentucky is certainly a model for the state." The NKYEC, the region's advocacy group for education, has six teams working on helping local school districts meet increased state expectations, said Polly Lusk, NKYEC executive director. The NKYEC, the P-20 council for Northern Kentucky, was also talking to Holliday about how they could help Holliday, and possibly being a pilot region for new programs, Lusk said. The NKYEC has already been working to bring non-traditional voices into the discussion about education including business leaders, but also social service agencies when talking about what sort of after school services are available, she said. The organization has also sponsored a first ever Gallup Poll of more than 20,000 students in Northern Kentucky in grades 5-12 covering 13 different school districts in six different counties to measure their hope and engagement, Lusk said. It's all about finding out what works in improving results for students, she said. "It's about jobs, the economy and the quality of life for all of us," Lusk said. For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/campbellcounty

Walkathon

Students at St. Joseph Cold Spring participated in the school’s walkathon annual fundraiser. Students started the day with an all school mass, and then the students walked the campus and played games with their class. They then finished the day with an assembly to encourage school spirit. The walking, along with a penny war, raised much needed funds for the school, and great fun was had by all. PROVIDED

Highlands looks to increase college and career readiness By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

To meet the requirements of Senate Bill 1, Fort Thomas Independent Schools officials are working to make changes to better prepare students for college and careers. Through the Commonwealth Commitment to College and Career Readiness pledge, the district is addressing issues proposed in Senate Bill 1, which revamped the state’s assessment and accountability system.

Gene Kirchner, the district’s assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, said the bill calls for a decrease of 50 percent in the number of students not meeting the benchmark for college readiness. “These benchmarks are defined by the students’ ACT scores, so essentially any student that doesn’t meet all four benchmarks are considered not ready for college,” Kirchner said. These benchmarks include reading, math, English and science.

Right now Fort Thomas is one of only four districts in the state with more than 50 percent of students meeting the benchmarks. Currently, 72 percent of students in Fort Thomas are meeting the benchmarks, meaning in order to meet the mandated 50 percent increase, the district will have to get 86 percent of students meeting benchmarks. Kirchner said with current enrollments, that equals about 38 students. Since the percentage has to be met by 2015, Kirchner said the

main focus right now is on current eighth-graders and getting them where they need to be throughout their high school career. Kirchner said the plan to improve the percentage includes better covering the necessary standards for the ACT and setting up some intervention and remediation programs for students who need extra help. “Hopefully, combining those two methods will get us where we need to be,” Kirchner said. Highlands High School Princi-

pal Brian Robinson said the faculty is going to have to carefully align the students’ skills to ensure they are college and career ready and focus even more on students who are not progressing as fast as they need to be. “There is a significant body of evidence that would suggest that being prepared for college correlates with being prepared for work,” Robinson said. “It really breaks down to not only knowledge, but learning skills as well.” For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/fortthomas


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Newport Central Catholic will host an art show from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 8. The show will feature pieces from the inagural seventh- and eighth-grade artwork competition.

A Night at the Races

The Highlands Athletics Boosters Association is hosting the second annual A Night at the Races at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at St. Catherine of Siena. The event includes 10 electronic horse races, a buffet and a variety of prizes. The boosters support the sports programs at Highlands High School and Highlands Middle School by buying equipment and helping with facilities. The event is $15 per person. For more information on getting tickets, sponsoring a horse or making a donation call Dave Turner at 781-6010.

Bellevue hosts summer breakfast, lunch site

The Bellevue Independent School Board is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided without charge to all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Meals will be pro-

vided at Grandview Elementary School, 500 Grandview Drive, from June 1 through July 28, with the exception of July 4, when the building will be closed for the holiday. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily.

Elem. repeat as champs

The students of the Campbell Ridge Elementary School academic team have earned a second consecutive regional championship title in Kentucky Governor’s Cup competition. The school’s academic team has won their district championship for five consecutive years – the same number of years the school has been open. Campbell Ridge’s team scored 32.5 points in the regional competition with St. Catherine of Siena School in Fort Thomas placing second with 26 team points. Individual Campbell Ridge students placed first in half of the six assessment testing categories. • Mitch Turner took first in math. • Josh Mitchell took first in science. • Joel Sebastian took first in arts and humanities. • In composition Dannie

Ray Buckler placed third. • In language arts Jacob Miller placed third. • In social studies Trent Guckiean placed fifth. • The Campbell Ridge quick recall team also placed first in their event.

‘Derby Day’ fundraiser

Tickets are on sale for Bishop Brossart High School’s annual $10,000 Derby Day Raffle Saturday, May 7. There are 10 spaces available at $10 each on each card, and all proceeds will benefit the Alexandria high school’s Parent Teacher Union. There will be additional cash drawings on the dates of the Preakness and Belmont horse races if more than 300 raffle tickets are sold. For tickets call the school at 859-635-2108.

Volleyball camp

Newport Central Catholic will host the 2011 volleyball camp from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 20, 21, 22, & 23. The camp, which is limited to 30 girls, is for sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders. The cost to attend is $60. Registration forms are available at the school office or www.ncchs.com.

THANKS TO STACEY ROGERS

Science and math

From left, Newport Central Catholic High School biology teacher Bill Stamm, and students Katrina Hlebiczki, Mathew Broering, Dominique Wade and Kevin Goldstein attended Thomas More College’s press conference and launch of the Thomas More Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Initiative along with and assistant principal Jenny Mertle Friday, April 8, at the Crestview Hills campus. NCC is one of eight schools participating. Other schools include Bellevue High School, Bishop Brossart High School, Dayton High School, Newport High School, Holy Cross High School, Lloyd Memorial High School and Ludlow High School. The goal of the three-year program is to impact approximately 3,000 high school students and is funded by a $360,000 grant from the Toyota USA Foundation.

Inaugural Turtle Tug War April 30 The Northern Kentucky University Delta Zeta Sorority announced its inaugural Turtle Tug War, which will take place April 30 at 1 p.m. The event will consist of a series of “field day” events at the NKU intramural fields. The main event will be the Turtle Tug, where teams of five will compete in a gelatin tug-of-war tournament. Registration will begin at 12:15 p.m. The cost to participate is

$10 per person, with proceeds supporting the Delta Zeta national philanthropy, The Painted Turtle Camp. The Painted Turtle Camp holds a variety of camp sessions for children who have been diagnosed with serious illnesses. Founded in part by the late Paul Newman, the camp was designed to let the campers relax, have fun and just enjoy being a kid. Cash or checks made payable to Amanda Philpot

will be accepted as payment, and the sorority asks that registration forms along with the fee are returned as soon as possible to a Delta Zeta representative. Donations are also accepted, and any organization wishing to donate will receive sponsorship status with contributions of $100 or more. For questions or for more information, contact Delta Zeta at DZKBturtletug@ yahoo.com.

REUNIONS Corpus Christi reunion

Anyone who attended Corpus Christi Grade School in Newport, is invited to attend a reunion Saturday, June 18, at St. Therese School in Southgate. The

reunion is 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Spouses and guest are also invited to attend. The cost is $15 per person and includes a meal. A cash bar will also be available. Checks should be

made payable to Lawrence Taylor, 38 Monohon Road, California,KY, 41007; or Freddy Grau, 8693 Sky View Drive, Florence, KY, 41042. The deadline for reservations in May 18.

NCC juniors selected as Governor’s Scholars

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Saint Mary student Elizabeth Weyer uses her classroom’s new Brightlink to fill in some information about the periodic table.

Four juniors from Newport Central Catholic High School have been selected to represent NCC in the Governor's Scholar Program this summer. They are as follows: • Matthew Broering – son of Richard and Rachel of St. Mary Parish • Lila Garner – daughter of David and Joanne of St. Catherine Parish • Katrina Hlebiczki –

daughter of Louis and Helen of St. Thomas Parish • Maria Kues – daughter of Joe and Patty of St. Thomas Parish • Kevin Goldstein (alternate) – son of Keith and Marilyn of St. Therese Parish This prestigious fiveweek study program provides academic and personal growth in a non-traditional experience at Bel-

larmine University, Centre College, or Morehead State University. Students were selected on the basis of test scores from the PSAT, SAT or ACT. Their unweighted GPA and difficulty of course load was also taken into consideration. Students submitted a writing entry and demonstrated what they have done in the areas of extracurricular activities and service.


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The week at Campbell

• The Campbell County baseball team lost 11-8, April 18. Campbell’s Michael Teegarden was 2-4, hit a double, scored a homerun and had three RBI. • Lloyd’s girls tennis team beat Campbell County 3-2, April 18. Campbell’s RoadenDavis beat Lunn-Fox 6-1, 6-3; Ampfer and Kennedy beat Schnorbus and Lewis 6-3, 75. • In boys tennis, Campbell beat Simon Kenton 4-1, April 21. Campbell’s Johnson beat Smith 6-2, 6-0; Jared Wittrock beat Hargett 7-6 (7-2), 7-5; Alex Russell and Joel Geiman beat Brown and Stephens 62, 6-1; Matt Hall and David Jaggers beat Van Winkle and Kentrup 8-4.

The week at Brossart

• The Bishop Brossart baseball team beat Holmes 10-0, April 18. Brossart’s Dylan Embs was 3-4, hit a double and scored a homerun. CovCath beat Bishop Brossart 3-2, April 21. Brossart’s Nick Hamberg hit a double. • In softball, Brossart beat Campbell County 11-0 in six innings, April 18. Brossart’s Lindsay Griffith was 2-3, hit two doubles and had three RBI. • In boys track, Brossart placed first with a score of 105 in the NKAC Division II Relays, April 20. Brossart won the 4x1600 meter in 19 minutes, 13.50 seconds, the distance medley in 11 minutes, 22.10 seconds; and the long jump in 39 feet, 9 inches. • The girls track team placed fourth with a score of 66 in the NKAC Division II relays, April 20. Brossart won the 4x200 meter in 1 minute, 50.90 seconds; the shuttle hurdle relay in 1 minute, 10.70 seconds; and the 4x400 meter in 4 minutes, 14.10 seconds.

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At the college and professional level, schools like to tout their athletic facilities. Newport Central Catholic High School does not have its own on-campus track, so the coaching staff has had to improvise for some events during practices. It has been a success, as the girls track and field team has won the last two team state championships in Class 1A. At the school, runners practice in the sloped parking lot at the school on top of the Carothers Road hill. The successful pole vaulters the team has enjoyed in recent years have practiced with local independent coaches. “We have about five or six hurdles,” said NCC head coach David Meyers. “We don’t run 400s; we run 320s. We run 20-yard intervals with a little bit of a hill at each end. The girls get a kick out of it. It’s fun to know we can do as well as we do with what we have.” Meyers and the Thoroughbreds girls team finished second in the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference small-school championships April 20 at Lloyd. NCC, the two-time defending champ, scored 96 points to lose by nine to St. Henry.

NCC was without top sprinter Aubrey Muench because of a death in the family but Meyers said she wouldn't have added nine points. “Overall, I’m happy,” Meyers said. “We competed. I don’t think we had any big letdowns. I’m not as set on my lineup as I have been in years past. But I have confidence in the girls. They’re having fun. They trust me and I trust them.” The meet was in the relay format, consisting of eight four-person relay races and the normal slate of field events. In the field events, a two-person team combined for one team score. NewCath won four events in girls. They won the 4x100 with Morgan Dubuc, Chandler Cain, Kiley Bartels and Katrina Hlebiczki. NCC won the high jump with Jamie Kohls and Emma Heil. Kiley Bartels and Brittany Fryer combined to win the long jump, and Fryer and Kohls teamed up to win the triple jump. NCC finished second in the 4x800, 4x200 and pole vault. Meyers learns a lot about his team in competition and get them to peak for the postseason. “We don’t go to the invitationals trying to win them,” Meyers said. “We go in to try different things, try

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John Paolucci of Newport Central Catholic throws the discus during the NKAC small-school track and field championships April 20 at Lloyd Memorial High School. He and Nick Kohrs won the event championship in the relay-meet format.

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Newport Central Catholic’s Liz Gruenschlaeger throws the shot put during the NKAC small-school track championships April 20 at Lloyd Memorial High School in Erlanger. to perform. Without the facilities at the school, a lot of times the meet is practice.” Brossart won the boys championship for the first time since 2007, scoring 105 points to 88 for St. Henry. Brossart was first or second in all eight relay races, winning the 4x1,600, 4x400 and distance medley. Senior Zac Holtkamp anchored all three after becoming a late-second substitute in the 4x400. He ran that 15 minutes after going 1,600 meters in the last leg of the distance medley. “We didn’t have any people left. We wouldn’t have had a team otherwise,” head coach Andy Shonebarger said. “It was very gutsy. It was his fourth race.” Brossart also won the long jump with Matt Stover and Jake Hartig. Stover was part of three runner-up relays as well. "This was a big deal for us," Shonebarger said. "We put a lot of stock in it. We've had it on our calendar for a while." See more sports coverage at www.cincinnati.com/ blogs/presspreps.

Pitcher of the week

Northern Kentucky University’s Andy Heston has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week, April 18. Heston, a senior right-hander from Wilmore, Ky., threw a two-hit shutout against Saint Joseph’s in his first career start. Heston struck out a career-high 11 batters, surrendered just one walk and faced just two batters over the minimum Saturday. He also did not allow a Puma runner to reach second base. Heston, normally NKU’s closer, is now 6-0 on the season with a 0.84 earned run average.

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The week at NewCath

• The Newport Central Catholic baseball team beat Newport 11-1 in five innings, April 18. NewCath’s Nick Woltermann was 3-4, hit a double, scored a homerun and had five RBI. Then, NewCath beat Bellevue 17-0 in four innings. In that game, Steffen was 2-3, had three RBI and hit a double. On April 21, Holy Cross beat Newport Central Catholic 7-6. NewCath’s Brady Gray was 2-4. • In boys tennis, Villa Madonna beat Newport Central Catholic 5-0, April 18. • In boys track, NewCath placed fifth with a score of 47 in the NKAC Division II relays, April 20. NewCath won the discus at 196 feet, 2 inches. • In girls track, NewCath placed second with a score of 96 in the NKAC Division II Relays, April 20. NewCath won the 4x100 meter in 52.60 seconds; the long jump at 28 feet, 6 seconds; the triple jump at 62 feet, 10.25 seconds; and the high jump at 10 feet.

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Jason Hering of Bishop Brossart gets set to unload the discus during the NKAC small-school track championships April 20 at Lloyd Memorial High School in Erlanger.

Boys

NKAC Track Results

Team scores: 1. Brossart 105, 2. St. Henry 88, 3. Beechwood 82, 4. Lloyd 54, 5. Newport Central Catholic 47, 6. Holy Cross and Villa Madonna 13, 8. Newport 12, 9. Dayton 8, 10. Bellevue 3, 11. Ludlow 2. 4x1,600: 1. Brossart (Caldwell, Foster, Wolfer, Holtkamp) 19:13.5, 2. St. Henry (Bruni, Wolfer, Mark, Dooley) 19:35.8. 4x100: 1. Beechwood (Smith, Vocke, Erdman, Nussbaum) 45.7, 2. Brossart (Schwartz, Deller, Beckerich, Stover) 45.9. 4x800: 1. St. Henry (Mark, Dooley, Lentz, Haacke) 8:39.7, 2. Brossart (Foster, Caldwell, Kramer, Holtkamp) 8:45.9. 4x200: 1. Beechwood (Everett, Erdman, Nussbaum, Brennen) 1:35.1, 2. Brossart (Elam, Evans, Schwartz, Stover) 1:35.4. 4x110 shuttle hurdles: 1. St. Henry (Svec, Cawley, Eibel, Davis) 1:09.6, 2. Brossart (Kues, Elam, Elbert, Deller) 1:16.3. 800 sprint medley: 1. Beechwood (Everett, Vocke, Nussbaum, Brennen) 1:40, 2. Brossart (Beckerich, Landwehr, Stover, Evans) 1:40.4. Distance medley: 1. Brossart (Foster, Kues, Wolfer, Zac Holtkamp) 11:22.1, 2. St. Henry (Bruni, Wolfer, Dooley, Mark) 11:29.4. 4x400: 1. Brossart. Shot put: 1. Lloyd (Corey Marsh, Dillon Smith) 80-10.25, 2. Beechwood (Thoerner, Overstreet) 74-1.5. Discus: 1. NCC (Nick Kohrs, John Paolucci) 196-2, 2. Brossart (Jason Hering, Mike Fessler) 192-1. Pole vault: 1. St. Henry (Zach Haacke, Shaun Cawley) 20-0, 2. Lloyd (Dylan Withers, Chris Silva) 17-0. Long jump: 1. Brossart (Matt Stover, Jake Hartig) 38-9, 2. Beechwood (Cameron Vocke, Alex Brennen) 38-1. Triple jump: 1. St. Henry (Craig Aldridge, Shaun Cawley) 78-5.5, 2. Beechwood (Cameron Vocke, Harry Tomlinson) 78-4. High jump: 1. St. Henry (Craig Aldridge, Jeff Grayson) 11-4, 2. Beechwood (Tyler Fangman, Corey Cruse) 11-0.

Girls

Team scores: 1. St. Henry 105, 2. Newport Central Catholic 96, 3. Lloyd 67, 4. Bishop Brossart 66, 5. Beechwood 42, 6. Villa Madonna 32, 7. Ludlow 8, 8. Newport 7, 9. Bellevue and Holy Cross 4. 4x1,600: 1. St. Henry (L. Hinken, Cahill, Pitts, Svec) 23:38.8, 2. Lloyd (T. Duncan, S. Duncan, Hyman, Marshall) 23:59.8. 4x100: 1. NCC (Dubuc, Cain, Bartels, Hlebiczki) 52.6, 2. Lloyd (Crabtree, Jouett, Wood, Cheatum) 52.8. 4x800: 1. St. Henry (Hinken, Gamm, Whittle, Svec) 10:19.9, 2. NCC (Kruer, Buller, Hlebiczki, Niemer) 10:34.8. 4x200: 1. Brossart (Brown, Fleissner, Klump, Ridder) 1:50.9, 2. NCC (Dubuc, Cain, Bartels, Kinnett) 1:51.1. 4x100 shuttle hurdles: 1. Brossart (Brown, Barth, Fleissner, Ridder) 1:10.7, 2. Lloyd (Cheatum, Crabtree, Monaco, Wood) 1:11.1. 800 sprint medley: 1. St. Henry (Cahill, Janszen, Culbertson, Wheeler) 1:56.9, 2. Brossart (Ridder, Klump, Fleissner, Martin) 1:58.3. Distance medley: 1. St. Henry (Hinken, Ryan, Svec, Whittle) 13:24.3, 2. Lloyd (Carter, S. Duncan, T. Duncan, Hyman) 14:09.5. 4x400: 1. Brossart (Martin, Goderwis, Klump, Brown) 4:14.1, 2. St. Henry (Cornett, Wheeler, Gamm, Janszen) 4:16.9. High jump: 1. NCC (Jamie Kohls, Emma Heil) 10-0, 2. Villa Madonna (Kelsi Pickens, Maria Blom) 9-6. Long jump: 1. NCC (Kiley Bartels, Brittany Fryer) 28-6, 2. St. Henry (Katie Munzer, Jenna Spenlau) 27-11.5. Triple jump: 1. NCC (Brittany Fryer, Jamie Kohls) 62-10.25, 2. St. Henry (Celia Eltzroth, McKayl Barrows) 60-11.75. Shot put: 1. St. Henry (Jen Helmer, Erin Schulte) 66-1.5, Beechwood (Brianna McCarthy, Lauren Miller) 65-1.5. Discus: 1. Beechwood (Brianna McCarthy, Lauren Miller) 192-8, 2. St. Henry (Jen Helmer, Liz Vagedes) 176-2. Pole vault: 1. Lloyd (Jessica Crabtree, Carol Ray) 14-6, 2. NCC (Katrina Hlebiczki, Brittany Fryer (14-0).


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Knothole exhibit ready to play ball By James Weber jweber@nky.com

With baseball season here, two Northern Kentucky institutions have teamed up again to give the area a slice of hardball history. In conjunction with the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame, the BehringerCrawford Museum at Covington’s Devou Park is presenting an exhibit called In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! It is a history of Knothole youth baseball in Northern Kentucky and runs through June 5. The exhibit is the latest in a biannual series of sports displays at the museum. “The history of sports is not always celebrated like it should be,� said Sarah Siegrist, assistant director at Behringer-Crawford. “Something that happens in a community’s sports past is also part of the community’s history. Past participants can come and relive their history.� The Knothole exhibit, which shares space in the museum with other parts of area history, shows the beginnings of knothole baseball in the counties of Boone, Kenton and Campbell. Shown there are a documentary video, panels

Knothole info

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed on Mondays. Admission is $7; $6 seniors; $4 ages 3-17; and free to museum members. On Saturdays, active Knothole players will receive a free lunch and a chance to win Reds tickets, Louisville Slugger Museum tickets and other merchandise. Each Saturday will also spotlight a specific organization or area to add to the celebration. The schedule: April 30 - Boone County May 7 - Campbell County May 14 - Dixie area May 21 - Boone County May 28 - Dixie area

Kid Glove info

Also going on are the Kid Glove Games, which raise money for equipment for youth baseball players in all organizations. Teams can buy ticket vouchers to Reds games for $8 and proceeds go to buy equipment. Reds games designated as Kid Glove Games are May 2, 3, 18, and 31; and Aug. 9. For more information on the Kid Glove program, contact Paul Kramer at paulwink@fuse.net. AMIE DWORECKI/STAFF

John Lange, board trustee and volunteer for the Behringer-Crawford Museum, hangs an exhibit panel dedicated to the history of the four ballparks that were moved to build Interstate 75, as he helps set up the Knothole exhibit at the museum. highlighting each county’s history, and uniforms past and present. In the museum, you can even enjoy the thrill of stepping on “home plate� in a couple of spots on the museum floor as you read the information printed on those spots. Knothole started in Campbell County in 1933, and eventually spread westward and southward. The

current District 28 in northern Kenton County started up in 1939, centering around Covington and Ludlow, and that spread to the “Dixie� district 29 around Dixie Highway in 1955. Boone County started knothole in 1960, and district 23 started play in rural Campbell County the following year. The exhibit lists more

than 50 different players who got their start in area Knothole leagues and went on to the majors, including Josh Lueke, the Scott High School graduate who got his start with the Seattle Mariners this month. Other notables include Hall of Famer Jim Bunning, the former U.S. senator, and football coaching legend Homer Rice. Recent major leaguers

such as Jason Johnson (Conner) and Graham Taylor (Dixie) also played knothole at home. The museum gives us both the knothole and Major League uniforms of four different local major leaguers, including Chris Hook (Lloyd), Scott Wiggins (Newport Central Catholic), Brandon Berger (Beechwood) and Larry Luebbers (St. Henry). The exhibit also pays tribute to former ballfields, which were gathering

points for children in the past before those fields disappeared to make room for Interstate 75. There is also information honoring the volunteers and coaches who helped the game grow, including Thomas “Red� Bartlett, who ran Campbell County Knothole for 50 years. Call the museum at 4914003 or visit www.bcmuseum.org. See more sports coverage at www.cincinnati.com/ blogs/presspreps.

River Monsters improve to 8-1 HIGHLAND HEIGHTS – Just as it appeared Saginaw had claimed enough momentum to possibly steal a victory from the Northern Kentucky, the River Monsters indoor football team used a perfectly timed timeout. Following John Jacobs’ 47-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown, the Sting seemed poised to tie the game with 50 seconds left in the game. However, following a defensive timeout, Saginaw kicker Chris Kolias missed the extra point and the River Monsters were able to seal the 64-56 Ultimate Indoor Football League (UIFL) victory Saturday, April 23, at the Bank of Kentucky Center. Even after Lorenzen scored with 11 seconds left in the game, the Sting had one last gasp. But that gasp landed firmly in the hands of defensive back Tez Morris. “I was very proud of the defense,� said head coach Rodney Swanigan. “They made a statement early. They stood up. Every point that Saginaw scored, they had to work for. They didn’t get anything easy. I’m proud of the way the guys played, the way they reacted. We had a fumble late in the game. Coach called the timeout to ice the kicker and he missed it, which was the difference in the game.� With the win, NKY becomes the first team to clinch a berth in the league’s

four-team playoffs and opens up a two-game lead over second-place Saginaw. Northern Kentucky was successful offensively despite missing two starters, receiver Harry Lewis and running back Maurice Douse. In addition to missing Lewis and Douse, receiver Butch Abshire was playing on a bad ankle after rolling it in pregame. “We could have made excuse after excuse about why we couldn’t get things done,� Swanigan said. “But because of the depth, and the guys that are stepping in. That’s what is making the difference. Our second-tier guys are just as good as our starters.� Saginaw took the early lead with an uno on the game’s opening kickoff, but that was the final time they would hold an advantage. Quarterback Jared Lorenzen led the River Monsters on a four-play, 45-yard drive that was capped by an 11yard pass to Ricardo Lenhart. It was the first of a UIFLrecord six touchdown receptions by Lenhart. Five of Lenhart’s six scoring catches came in the first half. Lenhart added another touchdown and Dustin Zink connected on his first of two unos as the River Monsters claimed the 14-1 lead at the end of the first quarter. Northern Kentucky was able to slow down the league’s second-ranked

offense for most of the game and maintain a two-possession lead for most of the game. The River Monsters became the first team in UIFL history to have three different receivers record 100 yards in a game. Willie Idlette led the way with 123 yards on 11 catches, while Lenhart finished 12 receptions for 104 yards to go with his six scores. Abshire, who was playing in place of Lewis, added 100 yards on seven catches. Lorenzen wrapped up the game, going 30-of-40 for season-high 327 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Kenneth Joshen returned for from missing three games with an injury to record a team-high nine tackles, while Tez Morris and Brett Hamblen each had five tackles. Morris and linebacker Jon D’Angelo added interceptions in the River Monster victory. �(Joshen), he just went out there and played a great game,� Swanigan said. “It’s just his emotional lift and what he does. Everybody wants to bring their “A� game against us.� Northern Kentucky (8-1) continues their quest for the top seed in the four-team playoffs when they travel to Huntington (5-4) 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30. It’s the first of two straight road games as the River Monsters will play Saginaw on May 6.

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Basketball tournaments

Town & Country will have a 3-on-3 adult basketball tournament May 2830. The two-and-out tournament is open to ages 18 and older.

The cost is $100 per team. Registration deadline is May 20. A 3-on-3 high school basketball tournament will be June 17-18. The two-and-out tournament is open to all high school students. The cost is $100 per team. Registration deadline is June 10. For more information or to register, visit www.towncountrysports.com or call 859-442-5800.

Basketball, volleyball leagues

Men’s Tuesday/Thursday basketball league, summer one session, will begin June 7 at Town & Country Sports & Health Club, 1018 Town Drive, Wilder. The session will consist of eight games, concluding with a tournament for the top four teams.

Registration deadline is May 24. A co-ed, indoor volleyball league will run July 15 through Sept. 9. The league is seven weeks long, ending with a tournament for the top four teams. Registration deadline is June 27. To register, visit www.towncountrysports.com or call 859-442-5800.

NCC volleyball camp

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Simple solutions to provide relief at the pump

Increased energy costs are forcing some Kentucky businesses to lay off employees. A truck plant in Louisville has temporarily shut down due, in part, to high fuel costs. And Kentuckians across the state cringe every time they pull up to the Sen. Mitch pump. McConnell Gas prices have nearly douCommunity bled over the past Recorder two years. In guest some parts of the columnist country gas costs more than four dollars a gallon. How did it come to this? President Obama’s policies certainly haven’t helped. His administration has delayed, revoked, suspended, or canceled many energy development opportunities. No matter how much they say they want lower gas prices, the regulations issued by this administration add up to one thing—a war on American energy production and the jobs that come with it. President Obama has proposed raising energy taxes of up to $90 billion over the next 10 years— most of which would be passed on to the consumer in the form of higher gas and electricity prices. The taxes could also slow down domestic oil production, enough to put up to 165,000 jobs in jeopardy over the next 10 years. The administration has issued only 10 permits for deepwater drilling basic exploration projects in the past 11 months. If that current slow pace continues, offshore energy production will decrease by 13 percent in 2011. And fewer deepwater drilling projects mean fewer jobs and billions of dollars lost in investment. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has blocked access to potential offshore resources by refusing to provide permits to explore for oil off the Alaska coast, which holds an estimated 27 billion barrels of oil and would create 55,000 jobs per year. The administration denied a permit to build a bridge needed to access an oil-producing field in Alaska after the EPA designated a nearby river an “aquatic resource of national importance.” That same EPA is imposing through regulation what it couldn’t through legislation, the regulation of carbon emissions—despite Congress expressly voting against giving the EPA any such power. These backdoor regulations could

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McConnell moves to new office

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced Monday that his Senate office is now located in Room 317 of the Russell Senate Office Building, the office space that once belonged to the late Senator Ted Kennedy. “I am excited about the new location, which is rich in Senate history,” Senator McConnell said. “I invite all Kentuckians who are visiting Washington, DC to stop by and see the new office and get information on things to do while in the Nation’s Capital.” Senator McConnell’s leadership office will remain in S-230 of the U.S. Capitol Building. New Mailing Address: U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell Washington DC Office 317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 202-224-2541 Phone 202-224-2499 Fax increase the cost of gasoline and electricity by 50 percent and destroy more than a million jobs. And the administration won’t even have a conversation about exploring for oil in a remote, 2,000-acre piece of land in northern Alaska that could bring approximately one million barrels of oil to market per day. America contains enough untapped oil that we could easily replace our imports from the Persian Gulf for more than 50 years on domestic supplies alone. The problem isn’t that we need to look to foreign countries for energy, as the president has proposed. The problem is that the liberal Democrats in Washington won’t let us use the energy we already have. It’s time to show Americans their government is serious about a sustained commitment to expanding domestic energy that will lower gas prices and create jobs. Republicans have proposed two simple ideas that would provide real relief at the pump. First, we should seriously reform the rules and regulations holding America back from increased domestic energy production. And second, we should block any new regulations that would drive up the costs of energy production. Together, these two steps would unlock our energy resources and promote job growth. Plus, they’re just common sense. Unfortunately, common sense is a rare thing in Washington these days—perhaps rarer than domestic energy.

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Sportsman of Year nominations coming

Over my nearly 19-year span with the Community Press and Recorder papers, I’ve been blessed with leading some projects that have been professionally and personally fulfilling. The third annual Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year project is among the best of them. In this project, our readers determine the ballots and winners of each newspaper’s Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year through online nominations and voting. We run stories on the male and female winners for each newspaper in Ohio and each county in Northern Kentucky in late June. From May 4 to May 16, readers can nominate student-athletes who show the highest quality on and off the field by going to cincinnati.com/preps and clicking on the Sportsman of the Year icon on the main page. Follow the prompts. The voting itself will start the following week. As you might expect, the process evolves as we learn new things about this project. In its first year we hoped for 30,000 votes and ended with triple that – 90,000 votes – for three Northern Kentucky ballots and 10 Ohio ballots. The second year blew this out of the water with about 750,000 votes. echnically, it was more than a million, but a few unsportsmanlike people decided to use something called “bot” voting to boost the votes for a few kids. It was

obvious who had the help. To fix this, readers in two newspapers revoted in a more secure way to make sure the winners were determined by Melanie real people. Laughman With such a volume of votes, Editor’s it is an honor to notebook be chosen – one athletes are already using on their resumes and college bios. It’s understandable why someone would try to gain advantage. However, in the spirit of sportsmanship, we’re doing all we can to make sure it won’t happen again. Using feedback from some athletic directors, we’re limiting nominations this year to juniors or seniors who are standout contributors to their teams. Freshmen or sophomores only will be considered if they were, for example, individual state champs or distinguished in a state-wide way. We will not use every nomination for the ballot. I’m giving you the heads up now, because people will need to create an account on cincinnati.com to make the nominations and to vote. It’s the same account needed to comment on stories. On the main cincinnati.com page, click on “Sign up” in the top, left-hand corner to get started. This is a direct result of the

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“bot” voting from last year. Some people may have trouble creating an account if they use browsers with certain firewalls, so I wanted to give you enough time to get it set up. You may drop a line to jkellogg@communitypress.com (Jordan Kellogg) if you need help doing this. Readers also have given feedback saying they wanted more prominent, advance notice to nominate and vote. Here is my first step. We also will post updates on the sports pages and our blog: Cincinnati.com/blogs/presspreps. This project generates wonderful stories about exceptional kids who make a positive impact on others. The whole point is to give these kids some props for doing the right thing. Any one of them, in the end, would deserve it. As a gentle reminder to those tempted to write after the fact that we “got it wrong” with our award winners: This is a fan-generated competition done in the spirit of any sports contest. The ones with the most points win. Back your favorite with a nomination and enough votes to put them in the lead. We’ve been surprised how few votes some wellknown athletes have gotten in past years. The ball is in your court. Game on! Melanie Laughman is sports editor for The Community Recorder newspapers. You can reach her at mlaughman@communitypress.com.

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Is IBS with CONSTIPATION keeping you from your favorite seat?

If you’re not finding overall symptom relief,† ask your doctor if AMITIZA can help. Millions of people suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C). †Symptoms are defined as abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain, bowel habits, and other IBS symptoms.

AMITIZA (8 mcg) twice daily is approved to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C) in women 18 years of age and older.

AMITIZA may help

• AMITIZA is not for everyone. If you know or suspect you have a bowel blockage, do not take AMITIZA. If you are unsure, your healthcare provider should evaluate your condition before starting AMITIZA.You should not take AMITIZA if you have severe diarrhea.

• AMITIZA is not a laxative or fiber • AMITIZA is the only prescription medicine that is FDA-approved to relieve the overall symptoms of IBS-C in women. Individual results may vary

Get started with the AMITIZA Healthy Savings Program* Just visit AMITIZAsavings5.com or call 1-866-746-9888 [option 5] to learn more about AMITIZA and sign up for the AMITIZA Healthy Savings Program. As a member, you’ll save up to $35 a month on your AMITIZA prescription.* *Must meet Eligibility Requirements. Offer good for up to 12 refills. Offer expires 12/31/11.

Important Safety Information

• AMITIZA has not been studied in pregnant women and should only be used during a pregnancy if the potential benefits justify the potential risk to the fetus. Women should have a negative pregnancy test before beginning treatment with AMITIZA and need to practice effective birth control measures. If you are pregnant or become pregnant while being treated with AMITIZA, talk to your healthcare provider to evaluate the risks to the fetus. • Some patients taking AMITIZA may experience nausea or diarrhea. If nausea occurs, take AMITIZA with food. If your nausea or diarrhea becomes severe, tell your healthcare provider. • Within an hour of taking AMITIZA, a sensation of chest tightness and shortness of breath may occur. These symptoms usually go away within three hours, but may recur with repeated use. Tell your healthcare provider if you experience these symptoms. • The most common side effects of taking AMITIZA (8 mcg) twice daily, pink capsules for IBS-C are nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. These are not all the side effects associated with AMITIZA.

Talk to your doctor. Ask about AMITIZA.

Please see Brief Summary on adjacent page. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Initial U.S. Approval: 2006 BRIEF SUMMARY OF PRESCRIBING INFORMATION – Please see package insert for full prescribing information. INDICATIONS AND USAGE Chronic Idiopathic Constipation Amitiza ® is indicated for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation in adults. Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation Amitiza is indicated for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in women ≥ 18 years old. DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION Amitiza should be taken twice daily orally with food and water. Physicians and patients should periodically assess the need for continued therapy. Chronic Idiopathic Constipation 24 mcg twice daily orally with food and water. Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation 8 mcg twice daily orally with food and water. DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS Amitiza is available as an oval, gelatin capsule containing 8 mcg or 24 mcg of lubiprostone. • 8-mcg capsules are pink and are printed with “SPI” on one side • 24-mcg capsules are orange and are printed with “SPI” on one side CONTRAINDICATIONS Amitiza is contraindicated in patients with known or suspected mechanical gastrointestinal obstruction. WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS Pregnancy The safety of Amitiza in pregnancy has not been evaluated in humans. In guinea pigs, lubiprostone has been shown to have the potential to cause fetal loss. Amitiza should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Women who could become pregnant should have a negative pregnancy test prior to beginning therapy with Amitiza and should be capable of complying with effective contraceptive measures. See Use in Specific Populations (8.1). Nausea Patients taking Amitiza may experience nausea. If this occurs, concomitant administration of food with Amitiza may reduce symptoms of nausea. See Adverse Reactions (6.1). Diarrhea Amitiza should not be prescribed to patients that have severe diarrhea. Patients should be aware of the possible occurrence of diarrhea during treatment. Patients should be instructed to inform their physician if severe diarrhea occurs. See Adverse Reactions (6.1). Dyspnea In clinical trials conducted to study Amitiza in treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation and IBS-C there were reports of dyspnea. This was reported at 2.5% of the treated chronic idiopathic constipation population and at 0.4% in the treated IBS-C population. Although not classified as serious adverse events, some patients discontinued treatment on study because of this event. There have been postmarketing reports of dyspnea when using Amitiza 24 mcg. Most have not been characterized as serious adverse events, but some patients have discontinued therapy because of dyspnea. These events have usually been described as a sensation of chest tightness and difficulty taking in a breath, and generally have an acute onset within 30–60 minutes after taking the first dose. They generally resolve within a few hours after taking the dose, but recurrence has been frequently reported with subsequent doses. Bowel Obstruction In patients with symptoms suggestive of mechanical gastrointestinal obstruction, the treating physician should perform a thorough evaluation to confirm the absence of such an obstruction prior to initiating therapy with Amitiza. ADVERSE REACTIONS Clinical Studies Experience Because clinical studies are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical studies of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical studies of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice. Chronic Idiopathic Constipation Adverse reactions in dose-finding, efficacy, and long-term clinical studies: The data described below reflect exposure to Amitiza in 1175 patients with chronic idiopathic constipation (29 at 24 mcg once daily, 1113 at 24 mcg twice daily, and 33 at 24 mcg three times daily) over 3- or 4-week, 6-month, and 12-month treatment periods; and from 316 patients receiving placebo over short-term exposure (≤ 4 weeks). The total population (N = 1491) had a mean age of 49.7 (range 19–86) years; was 87.1% female; 84.8% Caucasian, 8.5% African American, 5.0% Hispanic, 0.9% Asian; and 15.5% elderly (≥ 65 years of age). Table 1 presents data for the adverse reactions that occurred in at least 1% of patients who received Amitiza 24 mcg twice daily and that occurred more frequently with study drug than placebo. In addition, corresponding adverse reaction incidence rates in patients receiving Amitiza 24 mcg once daily is shown. Table 1: Percent of Patients with Adverse Reactions (Chronic Idiopathic Constipation) Placebo System/Adverse Reaction1

Gastrointestinal disorders Nausea Diarrhea Abdominal pain Abdominal distension Flatulence Vomiting Loose stools Abdominal discomfort2 Dyspepsia Dry mouth Stomach discomfort Nervous system disorders Headache Dizziness General disorders and site administration conditions Edema Fatigue Chest discomfort/pain Respiratory, thoracic, and mediastinal disorders Dyspnea

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Nausea: Approximately 29% of patients who received Amitiza 24 mcg twice daily experienced an adverse reaction of nausea; 4% of patients had severe nausea while 9% of patients discontinued treatment due to nausea. The rate of nausea associated with Amitiza (any dosage) was substantially lower among male (7%) and elderly patients (18%). Further analysis of the safety data revealed that long-term exposure to Amitiza does not appear to place patients at an elevated risk for experiencing nausea. The incidence of nausea increased in a dose-dependent manner with the lowest overall incidence for nausea reported at the 24 mcg once daily dosage (17%). In open-labeled, long-term studies, patients were allowed to adjust the dosage of Amitiza down to 24 mcg once daily from 24 mcg twice daily if experiencing nausea. Nausea decreased when Amitiza was administered with food. No patients in the clinical studies were hospitalized due to nausea. CE-0000456796

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Diarrhea: Approximately 12% of patients who received Amitiza 24 mcg twice daily experienced an adverse reaction of diarrhea; 2% of patients had severe diarrhea while 2% of patients discontinued treatment due to diarrhea. Electrolytes: No serious adverse reactions of electrolyte imbalance were reported in clinical studies, and no clinically significant changes were seen in serum electrolyte levels in patients receiving Amitiza. Less common adverse reactions: The following adverse reactions (assessed by investigator as probably or definitely related to treatment) occurred in less than 1% of patients receiving Amitiza 24 mcg twice daily in clinical studies, occurred in at least two patients, and occurred more frequently in patients receiving study drug than those receiving placebo: fecal incontinence, muscle cramp, defecation urgency, frequent bowel movements, hyperhidrosis, pharyngolaryngeal pain, intestinal functional disorder, anxiety, cold sweat, constipation, cough, dysgeusia, eructation, influenza, joint swelling, myalgia, pain, syncope, tremor, decreased appetite. Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation Adverse reactions in dose-finding, efficacy, and long-term clinical studies: The data described below reflect exposure to Amitiza 8 mcg twice daily in 1011 patients with IBS-C for up to 12 months and from 435 patients receiving placebo twice daily for up to 16 weeks. The total population (N = 1267) had a mean age of 46.5 (range 18–85) years; was 91.6% female; 77.5% Caucasian, 12.9% African American, 8.6% Hispanic, 0.4% Asian; and 8.0% elderly (≥ 65 years of age). Table 2 presents data for the adverse reactions that occurred in at least 1% of patients who received Amitiza 8 mcg twice daily and that occurred more frequently with study drug than placebo. Table 2: Percent of Patients with Adverse Reactions (IBS-C Studies)

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Includes only those events associated with treatment (possibly or probably related, as assessed by the investigator). Less common adverse reactions: The following adverse reactions (assessed by investigator as probably related to treatment) occurred in less than 1% of patients receiving Amitiza 8 mcg twice daily in clinical studies, occurred in at least two patients, and occurred more frequently in patients receiving study drug than those receiving placebo: dyspepsia, loose stools, vomiting, fatigue, dry mouth, edema, increased alanine aminotransferase, increased aspartate aminotransferase, constipation, eructation, gastroesophageal reflux disease, dyspnea, erythema, gastritis, increased weight, palpitations, urinary tract infection, anorexia, anxiety, depression, fecal incontinence, fibromyalgia, hard feces, lethargy, rectal hemorrhage, pollakiuria. One open-labeled, long-term clinical study was conducted in patients with IBS-C receiving Amitiza 8 mcg twice daily. This study comprised 476 intent-to-treat patients (mean age 47.5 [range 21– 82] years; 93.5% female; 79.2% Caucasian, 11.6% African American, 8.6% Hispanic, 0.2% Asian; 7.8% ≥ 65 years of age) who were treated for an additional 36 weeks following an initial 12–16-week, double-blinded treatment period. The adverse reactions that were reported during this study were similar to those observed in the two double-blinded, controlled studies. Postmarketing Experience The following adverse reactions have been identified during postapproval use of Amitiza 24 mcg for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure. Voluntary reports of adverse reactions occurring with the use of Amitiza include the following: syncope, allergic-type reactions (including rash, swelling, and throat tightness), malaise, increased heart rate, muscle cramps or muscle spasms, rash, and asthenia. DRUG INTERACTIONS Based upon the results of in vitro human microsome studies, there is low likelihood of drug–drug interactions. In vitro studies using human liver microsomes indicate that cytochrome P450 isoenzymes are not involved in the metabolism of lubiprostone. Further in vitro studies indicate microsomal carbonyl reductase may be involved in the extensive biotransformation of lubiprostone to the metabolite M3 (See Pharmacokinetics [12.3].). Additionally, in vitro studies in human liver microsomes demonstrate that lubiprostone does not inhibit cytochrome P450 isoforms 3A4, 2D6, 1A2, 2A6, 2B6, 2C9, 2C19, or 2E1, and in vitro studies of primary cultures of human hepatocytes show no induction of cytochrome P450 isoforms 1A2, 2B6, 2C9, and 3A4 by lubiprostone. No drug–drug interaction studies have been performed. Based on the available information, no protein binding–mediated drug interactions of clinical significance are anticipated. USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS Pregnancy Teratogenic effects: Pregnancy Category C. [See Warnings and Precautions (5.1).] Teratology studies with lubiprostone have been conducted in rats at oral doses up to 2000 mcg/kg/day (approximately 332 times the recommended human dose, based on body surface area), and in rabbits at oral doses of up to 100 mcg/kg/day (approximately 33 times the recommended human dose, based on body surface area). Lubiprostone was not teratogenic in rats or rabbits. In guinea pigs, lubiprostone caused fetal loss at repeated doses of 10 and 25 mcg/kg/day (approximately 2 and 6 times the highest recommended human dose, respectively, based on body surface area) administered on days 40 to 53 of gestation. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. However, during clinical testing of Amitiza, six women became pregnant. Per protocol, Amitiza was discontinued upon pregnancy detection. Four of the six women delivered healthy babies. The fifth woman was monitored for 1 month following discontinuation of study drug, at which time the pregnancy was progressing as expected; the patient was subsequently lost to follow-up. The sixth pregnancy was electively terminated. Amitiza should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. If a woman is or becomes pregnant while taking the drug, the patient should be apprised of the potential hazard to the fetus. Nursing Mothers It is not known whether lubiprostone is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk and because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from lubiprostone, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother. Pediatric Use Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been studied. Geriatric Use Chronic Idiopathic Constipation The efficacy of Amitiza in the elderly (≥ 65 years of age) subpopulation was consistent with the efficacy in the overall study population. Of the total number of constipated patients treated in the dose-finding, efficacy, and long-term studies of Amitiza, 15.5% were ≥ 65 years of age, and 4.2% were ≥ 75 years of age. Elderly patients taking Amitiza (any dosage) experienced a lower incidence rate of associated nausea compared to the overall study population taking Amitiza (18% vs. 29%, respectively). Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation The safety profile of Amitiza in the elderly (≥ 65 years of age) subpopulation (8.0% were ≥ 65 years of age and 1.8% were ≥ 75 years of age) was consistent with the safety profile in the overall study population. Clinical studies of Amitiza did not include sufficient numbers of patients aged 65 years and over to determine whether they respond differently from younger patients. Renal Impairment Amitiza has not been studied in patients who have renal impairment. 1

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Hepatic Impairment Amitiza has not been studied in patients who have hepatic impairment. OVERDOSAGE There have been two confirmed reports of overdosage with Amitiza. The first report involved a 3-year-old child who accidentally ingested 7 or 8 capsules of 24 mcg of Amitiza and fully recovered. The second report was a study patient who self-administered a total of 96 mcg of Amitiza per day for 8 days. The patient experienced no adverse reactions during this time. Additionally, in a Phase 1 cardiac repolarization study, 38 of 51 patients given a single oral dose of 144 mcg of Amitiza (6 times the highest recommended dose) experienced an adverse event that was at least possibly related to the study drug. Adverse reactions that occurred in at least 1% of these patients included the following: nausea (45%), diarrhea (35%), vomiting (27%), dizziness (14%), headache (12%), abdominal pain (8%), flushing/hot flash (8%), retching (8%), dyspnea (4%), pallor (4%), stomach discomfort (4%), anorexia (2%), asthenia (2%), chest discomfort (2%), dry mouth (2%), hyperhidrosis (2%), and syncope (2%). PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION Dosing Instructions Amitiza should be taken twice daily with food and water to reduce potential symptoms of nausea. The capsule should be taken once in the morning and once in the evening daily as prescribed. The capsule should be swallowed whole and should not be broken apart or chewed. Physicians and patients should periodically assess the need for continued therapy. Patients on treatment who experience severe nausea, diarrhea, or dyspnea should inform their physician. Patients taking Amitiza may experience dyspnea within an hour of the first dose. This symptom generally resolves within 3 hours, but may recur with repeat dosing. Chronic Idiopathic Constipation Patients should take a single 24 mcg capsule of Amitiza twice daily with food and water. Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation Patients should take a single 8 mcg capsule of Amitiza twice daily with food and water. Marketed by: Sucampo Pharma Americas, Inc., Bethesda, MD 20814 and Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Deerfield, IL 60015 Amitiza® is a registered trademark of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. AMT0509-R1/brf L-LUB-0509-8


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Lisa and Carl Placke, operators of Alexandria Tire Center, inside their familyowned business’ customer showroom at 8117 Alexandria Pike.

Alexandria family’s tire business celebrates 30 years By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA - On the eve of the Alexandria Tire Center’s 30th anniversary, the brother-and-sister team of Carl Placke and Lisa Placke are committed to keeping their family’s rule of exceeding customer expectations rolling. A 30th anniversary celebration is planned for May 21-31, including a tire sale, discounts for certain services and giveaways. Carl said the center is not a body shop, but does offer a full range of mechanical services. A sign hangs inside the shop states: “Be a difference-maker. Exceed our customers’ expectations,” and is in a spot where just the employees see it to remind them of the mission, Carl said. It’s more than just tires, Lisa said. Everything from oil changes and scheduled servicing to replacing engines and transmissions is offered, she said. Over 30 years the technology of cars has changed, and the family has been committed to buying new diagnostic equipment and training to keep up with

changes, but their philosophy hasn’t changed, Lisa said. “We feel like we’re honest and fair,” she said. “Dad taught us how to do that, and that has not changed.” Lisa said she and her brother helped their parents, Lou and Ruth Placke, open up and run the business in Alexandria 30 years ago. Carl and Lisa now run the shop. It was Carl who helped their father construct the building 30 years ago that’s been the businesses’ home since, Lisa said. Their father, who had worked for about 30 years in a familyrun tire business in Newport, decided to open up his own business in Alexandria. Their father liked the friendliness of the people in the area, and years ago U.S. 27 was the only main highway traversing the county, she said. Alexandria Tire Center is located at 8117 Alexandria Pike. For information call the center at 859-635-0441 or visit the center’s Facebook.com page for details about current offers and services. For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/alexandria

AT THE LIBRARY Cold Spring

• El Dia de los Ninos/de los Libros Noon, Saturday, April 30 The annual El Dia de los Ninos/de los Libros celebration at the Campbell County Public Library. The Day of the Children/Day of the Books celebration brings together international stories and foods of all cultures and celebrates the diversity of chil-

dren everywhere. All ages welcome. No registration required. • Crossroads Dance Team - Special Performance 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30 Come and enjoy a performance by the Crossroads Dance team. The signature dance for the team is Kentucky Set Running - a historic dance brought to the mountains of Kentucky by English, Irish and Scottish settlers.

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Widower Kenneth Tatum looks at a picture of his wife Margaret, who passed away last May.

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Bellevue man to start informal support group for widowers By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

BELLEVUE - Since his wife of 48 years passed away last May, Bellevue resident Kenneth Tatum has been mourning her and trying to figure out how to live life without her. Now, Kenneth is reaching out to the community for support by forming an informal support group for widowers called the Men’s Widower Club. “I just want to find men that have gone through similar things so we can all share how we deal with them and talk about our experiences,” Kenneth said. Earlier in their marriage,

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Margaret and Kenneth Tatum earlier in their marriage, which lasted 48 years.

Kenneth and his wife Margaret lost a child who was 13, and the couple spent many years after that going to a support group by their old house in Ohio. “I always enjoyed it, so when my wife passed away, I figured I needed the help of a support group again,” Kenneth said. Kenneth said he looked around at other similar groups, but hasn’t found anything that suited him. Kenneth’s daughter-inlaw, Melissa Tatum, who is helping him organize the group, said she figured starting a group could be beneficial to other men who are going through the same thing, who just want some-

one to talk to about it. There will be no set agenda for the meetings, which will be held at 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of every month beginning May 10 at the Frisch’s in Bellevue. Kenneth said he hopes the group will be a way to make new friends and talk about issues widowers deal with including loneliness, finances and whether to start a new relationship. “It’s going to be very informal,” Kenneth said. “Nobody will be forced to talk, but if they have something to say they can speak up, if not, they can just listen.” For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/bellevue

Acclaim Awards offer additional nominations Additional performers and productions have received nominations from the Acclaim Awards. New processes for recognizing theater performances were implemented by the awards program for the 2010-2011 season, but those processes were not clearly communicated to panelists charged with making nominations. With greater clarity achieved, the program of local theater recognition recently undertook a retrospective survey of all productions, particularly those staged during the first half of the 2010-2011 season. Each Acclaim panel chair was asked to ensure that shows were considered for all categories of recognition

and to confirm that each nomination was supported by 65 percent of those panelists voting. The following shows and performers have received nominations: Collected Stories • (Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Sept. 8-26, 2010) Direction: D. Lynn Meyers Scenic Design: Brian C. Mehring • Loot (Northern Kentucky University, Sept. 23Oct. 3, 2010) Ensemble Lead Performance by a Non-Equity Actor: Spenser Smith as Inspector Truscott • The Night of the Igua na (New Edgecliff Theatre, Oct. 7-23, 2010) Supporting Performance by an Equity Actress:

Annie Fitzpatrick as Hannah Jelkes • Under Construction2 (University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, Oct. 21-23, 2010) Ensemble Choreography: Diane Lala • Three Sisters (University of Cincinnati’s CollegeConservatory of Music, Nov. 4-6, 2010) Ensemble • Evita (University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, Nov. 1821, 2010) Lead Performance by a Non-Equity Actress: Alaina Mills as Eva Peron • Cinderella (Northern Kentucky University, Feb. 17-27, 2011) Costume Design: Jeff

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Shearer The Acclaim Awards have celebrated excellence in Greater Cincinnati theatre since 2006. More than 30 local theater experts — critics, practitioners, producers and educators — participate on Acclaim panels, reviewing area productions and awarding outstanding work. The program also funds initiatives to support area theatre artists and educators, including local Guest Equity Artist contracts, Theatre Educator Awards, Rising Stars scholarships and the Theatre Forward showcase. Find 2010-11 Acclaim nominations, recommended productions and an explanation of voting procedures at www.CinStages.com.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD F R I D A Y, A P R I L 2 9

ART EXHIBITS

Body of Work, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Gallerie Zaum, 811 Monmouth St., Photographs by Gary Mitchell. Works contain nudity and some adult themes. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 859-441-3838; www.galleriezaum.com. Newport.

FILMS

Beyond the Myth, 7 p.m., AMC Newport On The Levee 20, One Levee Way, Suite 4100, Cincinnati Premiere. Independent documentary filmed locally about residents, city council members, pit bulls and breed discrimination. Benefits Good Deeds for Bullied Breeds. $15, $12 advance. 859-261-6742; www.beyondthemythmovie.com. Newport.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike, Free. 859-781-8105; www.depsfinewine.com. Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, Stonebrook is on the Northern Kentucky Back Roads Wine Trail. Pick up a passport at one of the five wineries and get it validated at each winery for a gift. Information and list of participating wineries at website. Five for $5. 859-635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, 6685 Four Mile Road, $1. 859-4480253. Camp Springs.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Newport, 52 Carothers Road, Brief health questionnaire, blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. 859-291-2225. Newport.

MUSEUMS

In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! Knothole Baseball in Northern Kentucky, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK

The Rusty Griswolds, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200. Newport. Powerhouse Boogie Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $5. 859-441-4888. Cold Spring.

MUSIC CONCERTS

Tanya Tucker, 7:30 p.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Country music artist and guitarist. Dinner buffet 6 p.m. Part of Syndicate ConTucker cert Series. $75 stage front, $65 premium, $55 VIP, $45 reserved, $40; plus $3.50 convenience fee. Reservations required. 859-781-7700; www.rwatickets.com. Newport.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Tom Wilson, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $17. Ages 18 and up. Comedian and actor most well known as Biff from “Back to the Future.” 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER

Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida School Edition, 8-10:30 p.m., Campbell County High School, 909 Camel Crossing, Auditorium. Contemporary musical that tells classic tale blending modern theatrics with traditional themes. $9. Presented by Campbell County High School Drama. Through May 1. 859635-4161, ext. 1146; www.cchsdrama.org. Alexandria.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Best of the Best, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Most popular-by-demand sketches and songs. Food and drink available. $20-$30. Through July 9. 859-957-7625; www.shadowboxcabaret.com. Newport.

SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS & TRYOUTS

Men’s Basketball League, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Monday league: register April 3-24, games start May 2. Sunday league: register April 17-May 8, games start May 15. $300. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 859-372-7754. Union. Basketball Summer Camp Sign-ups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Camp features former UK basketball stars Troy McKinley, Dickey Beal, Cedric Jenkins, Kyle Macy, Jack Givens, Leroy Byrd, Roger Harden and Tom Heitz. Grades 1-12. Camp held June 13-17. $175. Registration required. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 859-372-7754. Union.

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ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER

Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida School Edition, 8-10:30 p.m., Campbell County High School, $9. 859-635-4161, ext. 1146; www.cchsdrama.org. Alexandria.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Best of the Best, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. 859-9577625; www.shadowboxcabaret.com. Newport.

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ART EXHIBITS

Body of Work, 6-11 p.m., Gallerie Zaum, Closing reception. 859-441-3838; www.galleriezaum.com. Newport.

COOKING CLASSES

Cork and Fork Cooking Classes, 2-3 p.m., Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd., French Connection Onion Tart. With Chef Greg. $35. 859-4261042; www.argentinebean.net. Crestview Hills.

FESTIVALS

Rabbit Hash Wine Festival, Noon-6 p.m., Rabbit Hash General Store, 10021 Lower River Road, Event takes place on property adjacent to General Store. Includes wine glass to taste wines with and four tickets. Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 each or $5 for 6 tickets. Tickets for wine by the glass $4 per ticket or 3 for $10. Food available at Scalded Hogg. Music by Lyn Payne Holland and Jeff Thomas. $10. 859334-3151. Boone County.

FOOD & DRINK

Taste of Kentucky, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, 411 E. 10th St., Free. Michelle Stone, president of McClanahan Publishing, treats guests to bourbon-flavored food items. Selections are from “Derby Entertaining,” “Sterling Bits Cookbook Sketchbook,” “Splash of Bourbon Kentucky’s Spirit” and “A Taste of Kentucky” cookbooks. 859-261-4287; www.kentuckyhaus.com. Newport.

LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Tracie Vaughn Zimmer, 1:30-3 p.m., Blue Marble Children’s Bookstore, 1356 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Great Green Room. Author discusses and signs “Cousins of Clouds: Elephant Poems.” Free. 859-781-0602. Fort Thomas.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Eric Matthew Tepe, 6-10 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, 859-291-0550. Newport.

MUSIC - ROCK

Saving Stimpy, 10 p.m., Bleacher’s, 2515 Ritchie St., Ages 21 and up. $5. 859-3417044. Crescent Springs. The Websters, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200; www.jeffersonhall.com. Newport. Bear Hands, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. Doors open 8:30 p.m. $10, $8 advance. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Tom Wilson, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $17. Ages 21 and up. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

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PETS

It’s A Pet aFair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Gil Lynn Park, Third Street and Greendevil Lane, Pet fair with rescue groups, education about pets, music, food, raffle, microchip clinic, feline combo testing and nail trims at low cost. Pet parade starts at 3 p.m. Benefits Stray Animal Adoption Program. Free. Presented by Stray Animal Adoption Program. 859-391-1234; www.adoptastray.com. Dayton, Ky.

RECREATION

Cincy Custom Street Machines Car Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gil Lynn Park, Third Street and Greendevil Lane, Registration 9 a.m.noon. In conjunction with Stray Animal Adoption Program’s Its a Pet aFair. Trophies in various categories. Benefits Stray Animal Adoption Program. $15 per car registration. Car registration available online. Presented by Cincy Custom Street Machines. 859-3911234; www.adoptastray.com. Dayton, Ky. Spring Into Water Safety, 1-2 p.m., Town and Country Sports and Health Club, 1018 Town Drive, Learn about boating, pool safety and more with a certified American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim instructors. Free. Registration required. 859-442-5800; www.towncountrysports.com. Wilder.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Arts Fest, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Gallery Building. Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $10. Awards at 4 p.m. Indoor art show with street-fair flavor celebrating local artists and unique handcrafted art. Free. Through May 1. 859-261-5770. Newport. S U N D A Y, M A Y 1

CRUISES History Day Aboard the Belle of Cincinnati, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Belle of Cincinnati. Cruise to Madison, Ind., includes educational performers, presentations and exhibits; lunch and dinner; travel through lock and dam; and bus ride to Cincinnati (if needed). $95. Reservations required. 859-261-8500; rivers.hanover.edu. Newport. ON STAGE - COMEDY

Tom Wilson, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15. Ages 21 and up. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER

Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida School Edition, 2-4:30 p.m., Campbell County High School, $9. 859-635-4161, ext. 1146; www.cchsdrama.org. Alexandria.

Newport on the Levee’s Arts Fest, an indoor art show with a street-fair flavor, will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 30, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 1, in the Levee’s Gallery building, One Levee Way, Newport. The event will feature approximately 65 artists displaying their handmade wares in all different art forms, including pottery, painting, jewelry, photography, woodworking and candle making. Arts Fest will feature a Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information or to register for the Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, visit www.artonthelevee.com. Pictured is Cincinnati artist Joan Rothel’s transparent watercolor “The Gazebo at Eden Park.”

PETS

Greyhound Play Date, 1-3 p.m., Campbell Lodge Boys’ Home, 5161 Skyline Drive, Chance for your greyhound to stretch its legs after long cold winter. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Homeward Bound Greyhound Association. 513-227-2289. Cold Spring.

SHOPPING

Seventh Street Spring Fever Sundaze, 1-5 p.m., Seventh Street Gifts, 114 E. Seventh St., Music by POKE and fine art showing by Tammy Wampler. Karen Mast herbal workshop in gallery. Refreshments, spirits, art, music and shopping. Readings by Judith. Aura Portraits by Charles Brown. Food provided by the Hungry Hippie. Free. 859-6559444; www.seventhstreetgifts.com. Newport.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Arts Fest, Noon-6 p.m., Newport on the Levee, Free. 859-261-5770. Newport. M O N D A Y, M A Y 2

MUSIC - ROCK

Generationals, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., With Oh No Oh My and The Minor Leagues. Doors open 8 p.m. $8-$10. 859431-2201; www.ticketfly.com. Newport.

SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS & TRYOUTS

Men’s Basketball League, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $300. 859-3727754. Union. Basketball Summer Camp Sign-ups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $175. Registration required. 859-372-7754. Union. Summer Slam Sports Day Camp Signups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $125. Registration required. 859-3727754. Union. Coach Ken Shields Summer Camp Signups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $125. Registration required. 859-3727754. Union. Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Summer 1 League Registrations, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $95. Registration required. 859-372-7754; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union.

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BENEFITS

Mayfair Garden Party, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Radisson Hotel Covington, 668 W. Fifth St., Theme: The Queen City’s Crown Jewels. Silent auction, bake sale, lunch and guest speaker. Benefits Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center. Ages 18 and up. $40. Reservations required. Presented by Salvation Army. 513-871-5735; www.salvationarmycincinnati.org. Covington.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Scoliosis/Posture Screening, 9 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Newport, 52 Carothers Road, Brief health questionnaire. Spinal and postural evaluation for scoliosis. Free. 859291-2225. Newport.

YOUTH SPORTS

Teams No Travel, 5-7 p.m., Better Bodies Fitness Center, 2230 Grandview Drive, Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball Training team for girls grades 3-8. Teams practice two hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays for eight weeks. $300. Registration required. 859-620-6520. Fort Mitchell. Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball Developmental Program, 4-5 p.m., Better Bodies Fitness Center, 2230 Grandview Drive, Developmental volleyball program for girls grades K-2. One hour, one day a week May-June. $80. Registration required. 859-620-6520; www.nkjv.net. Fort Mitchell.

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BENEFITS Care Net Pregnancy Services Banquet, 5:30-10 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Erlanger, 1379 Donaldson Road, Jason Jones, human rights activist, keynote speaker. Care Net presented with Bella Hero Award. Gift galleria, music by Velvet Soul, bear auction, dinner and dessert. Reception for sponsors with Jones. Benefits Care Net Pregnancy Services. $50. Reservations required. Presented by Care Net Pregnancy Services of Northern Kentucky - Covington. 859-431-9178; www.choselifenky.org. Erlanger. MUSIC - CONCERTS

Ronnie Baker Brooks, 8 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open 7:30 p.m. $18, $15 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions Inc. 859-431-2201; jbmpromotions.com. Newport.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Incredulity’s Night of Improv, 8:30-10 p.m., Mokka and the Sunset Bar and Grill, 500 Monmouth St., Upstairs. Performers in Cincinnati Fringe Festival and Chicago Improv Festival host night of improvisational comedy. Includes audience participation. Ages 18 and up. Free. 859-581-3700. Newport.

ON STAGE THEATER

Best of the Best, 7:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. 859-957-7625; www.shadowboxcabaret.com. Newport.

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Become a confident, more effective speaker. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. 859-6523348. Newport.

MUSEUMS

In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! Knothole Baseball in Northern Kentucky, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-4914003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.

SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS & TRYOUTS

STAFF/MEG VOGEL

The 2011 Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Show will be featuring the butterflies of Brazil through June 26. Pictured is a Peleides Blue Morpho from South America. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children under 17. Ages 4 and under are free. Family packs are $20 (includes admission for two adults and up to six children). Krohn Conservatory is located at 1501 Eden Park Drive. For details, call 513-421-4086 or visit www.ButterflyShow.com.

Men’s Basketball League, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $300. 859-3727754. Union. Basketball Summer Camp Sign-ups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $175. Registration required. 859-372-7754. Union. Summer Slam Sports Day Camp Signups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $125. Registration required. 859-3727754. Union.

PROVIDED

See what all the “fuzz” is about this May at the Cincinnati Zoo during Zoo Babies. Some of the babies you will see include: bonobos (pictured), a white-handed gibbon, a little penguin and Zuri, a female baby Maasai giraffe who was born April 2. The event is free with regular zoo admission. Admission prices are $14 for adults, $10 for children (2-12), children under 2 are free and parking is additional. The zoo opens daily at 9 a.m. For more information, call 513-281-4700 or visit www.cincinnatizoo.org.


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The virtue we may have until we know we have it images of humility are The creation story in more expressive of cerGenesis says that God creattain tendencies than ed us humans by mixing humility. dust and spirit. The other misunHumility is to know this derstanding of humiliabout ourselves and be willty is when we think it ing to live with this mixture means running oneself that we are. Humility is a virtue misFather Lou down, denying qualior skills we actualunderstood by most of us. Guntzelman ties ly have, or feigning a We associate it with people who are pushovers for bulPerspectives worthlessness (sometimes in order to have lies, wimpy unassertive people, spineless employees, cringing another praise us). It’s been suggested, the next wives, or sweet-talking pious peotime a good singer says, “Oh, I ple. Most people would prefer to be really can’t sing very well,” agree with him or her and say, “Well, called powerful than humble. Our confusion about humility you tried your best!” Then notice their reaction. is caused by two misunderstandHumility is truth. ings. One of the reasons humility is One way thinks it means the diminishment of one’s selfhood so difficult for a human to possess and identity, blandness, the dread is because our egos like to be seen of being noticed or of speaking as special and to stand out from before a group, or a passion for everyone else. We enjoy being seen as the anonymity. Such erroneous

Therapist Wayne Muller says, “Each of us was given a particular combination of wounds, gifts, talents, and imperfections that merely give texture to the quality of our experience.” As a result, he says, “We are all human beings who are born, trying to survive, learning to love, and preparing to live and die with some dignity and peace.” “best” or the “worst,” rather than just an ordinary imperfect human being who sometimes makes mistakes. Many of us harbor the supposition that either we’ve experienced a worse childhood and bag of circumstances than most people, or, that we are highly gifted and a cut above the rest of people. We’re enthralled by grandiosity or victimhood. Each of us is a spark of divinity encased in compost. Someone has described humans as “the juxtaposition of incongruities.” The Latin word “humus” (soil,

dust, earth, etc.) is the root word of both the words “human” and “humility.” And at the same we are made in God’s precious image and likeness. Therapist Wayne Muller says, “Each of us was given a particular combination of wounds, gifts, talents, and imperfections that merely give texture to the quality of our experience.” As a result, he says, “We are all human beings who are born, trying to survive, learning to love, and preparing to live and die with some dignity and peace.

No more, no less. To learn humility is to honor that your hurt and mine are one, that my life and yours are cut from the same cloth, and that we share the gentle communication of being human.” Humility is so important that it is impossible for anyone to have any authentic type of spiritual life without the virtue of humility. Humility tames the ego and rids us of superficiality and arrogance. It compels us to be true to ourselves and respect others. Because of the nature of our egos, humility is an extremely slippery virtue. In the act of thinking we possess it, we prove to ourselves we don’t. A Sufi adage says, “A saint is a saint unless he knows he is one.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community press.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Before getting work done, check roofer’s references This is the time of year when our area is hit with severe windstorms that can damage the roof of your home. A lot can be learned from the windstorm of September 2008, when roofers were kept busy for months. Like thousands of others, Marc and Julie Silverman needed a new roof on their Symmes Township home. Marc heard about a roofer from a friend and hired him. It’s what’s happened since then that can be a lesson for us all. Earlier this year Julie noticed a leak in the house.

“ O u r bathroom ceiling is coming down. We had the r o o f e r come over a couple of Howard Ain weeks ago he Hey Howard! and said he couldn’t find the source of the leak,” she said. Soon there were more leaks in the ceiling. That prompted the Silvermans to call in several other roofers hoping to find the source of

the problem. “There were numerous things that they found are wrong – pages and pages of things. We’ve gotten estimates from $3,000 just to repair it, up to $11,000,” said Julie. The Silvermans decided the best thing to do was tear off the bad roof because it was so done so poorly. Julie said she’s learned, “When there’s a storm all of a sudden everybody’s a roofer. We trusted him, and allowed him to do our roof – and now you see what’s happened.

“The insurance company was paying a little bit for the damage in our house – not very much. Then they tried to go after the roofer because they did pay for the roof and felt his work was not acceptable.” Unfortunately, that roofer didn’t have liability insurance, which would have paid for the damage to their house. “People don’t know until something happens that there’s something wrong with their roof. So, other than appearance, we wouldn’t have known it

either. It never looked great, but what do we know about roofing?” Julie said. The Silvermans say they have not been able to get that bad roofer to return their calls or answer their letter. He hung up on me when I called. But, it’s believed this roofer is still out there working, so you need to protect yourself. Always check out a company with the Better Business Bureau. If the BBB has no record of the company, get another company. You want to hire a firm

that’s been in business for several years and has a good record. In addition, check out the company’s references. Don’t forget to get a copy of the company’s liability insurance and Worker’s Compensation policy – both of which are designed to protect you. If you can’t get a copy of each, find another company. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Cool spring days call for warm, lighter soups As I write this column, it is 50 degrees outside with cloudy skies. We’ve had lots of rain, too. My husband, Frank, was supposed to clean out the wood stove for the season but got behind on his chores. He said today he’s happy about that, too, since we had to build a fire in it to keep the baby chicks warm. They’re nestled quite snugly in front of the stove in a little box with sawdust. I’m anxious, though, for

the weather to cooperate so we can put them outside. They chirp constantRita ly! I t ’ s Heikenfeld been a Rita’s kitchen great year so far for foraging for wild edibles. We’ve already gotten a small bounty of morel mushrooms, and the wild

violets are like a purple carpet in the yard.

Healthy spring garden vegetable soup

This is a lighter soup for spring. 2 cups sliced carrots 1 cup diced onion or more to taste 1 tablespoon garlic, minced or more to taste 6 cups broth – your choice beef, chicken or vegetable, low-sodium and fatfree 3 cups diced cabbage 1 cup green beans 2 tablespoons tomato paste or more to taste 1 generous teaspoon dried basil or to taste 3 ⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano or to taste Salt and pepper to taste 1 zucchini, diced Parmesan cheese for garnish Put carrots, onion and garlic in nonstick soup pot. Spray with olive oil cooking spray. Cook over low heat until soft, about five minutes. Add everything but zucchini and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer, covered, and cook about 20 minutes or until beans are tender. Stir in zucchini and heat a few more minutes. Sprinkle each serving generously with Parmesan.

Violet jam

The Caudill kids have been bringing me violets by the bagful. We had fun making jam and jelly. I told them we could sell these as

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When mixture comes to a hard boil, cook one minute. Pour into sterilized jars and seal. Store in cool, dry place. Elegant on scones and biscuits.

Crockpot potato soup with sausage

COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD

Jessie and Kim Caudill help Rita Heikenfeld by skimming the foam from the jars of violet jam and jelly.

COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD

Violet blossoms can be turned into a tasty – and gourmet – jam or jelly. gourmet items! 2 cups packed violet blossoms, without stems 3-4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3 ⁄4 cup water 21⁄2 cups sugar 3 ⁄4 cup water (a second time) 1 pkg. dry pectin Put 3⁄4 cup water and the violet blossoms in a blender and blend well. Add the lemon juice and notice how the violet paste turns a richer purple as soon as the lemon juice hits the dull purple paste. Add the sugar and blend again to dissolve. Next, stir the package of pectin into

the second 3⁄4 cup water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil, continuing to boil hard for one minute. Pour the hot pectin into the blender with the violet paste. Blend again and pour into jars or small storage containers. Let cool, then cover with lids and store in fridge or freezer.

Violet jelly

21⁄2 cups boiling water 3 cups tightly packed violet blossoms without stems 1 ⁄4 cup lemon juice 1 pkg. dry pectin 4 cups sugar Pour 21⁄2 cups boiling water over violets. Let sit overnight or for 12 hours to infuse. Strain and measure. You should have 2 cups liquid; if not, add water. Add 1⁄4 cup lemon juice and one package of powdered pectin. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Add 4 cups sugar all at once.

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IN THE SERVICE Scott graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Merideth C. Scott graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The eight-week program included

training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Merideth is the daughter of Renee Bell of Alexandria and Chris Scott of Batavia, Ohio. She graduated from Campbell County High School in 2010.

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The City of Silver Grove is planning to give away 300 tree seedlings for Arbor Day. Varieties of trees will include pin oak, eastern redbud and flowering dogwood, said Mayor Neal Bedel. There will also be a give-away of a couple of gift cards for area garden centers, Bedel said. The tree giveaway will be at the U.S. Postal Service parking lot, 5081 Four Mile Road, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 30.

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The Newport Optimist Club will hosts its annual spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, at Park and Nelson Place, in Newport. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. See any Newport Optimist Club member for tickets or pay at the door. All proceeds benefit the youth of Newport.

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al $5 to enter a bike in the bike show. Bike Show registration will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with judging at 3:30 p.m. Raffles, split the pot, grill with soda and water available for purchase all day with movie at dark. This is a BYOB event. Funds raised from the event will go to support the Northern Kentucky women’s crisis centers.

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The sixth annual Greater Cincinnati Harmony Festival wants young people between the ages of 13 and 18 who love to sing and are interested in learning the art of four-part barbershopstyle harmony. The 2011 festival will take place June 22-25 at Northern Kentucky University and include classes and group coaching sessions on vocal production and performance skills by two outstanding high school music educators and accomplished barbershop quartet singers. The festival faculty includes Jennifer Perry, choir director at Lake Local High School and Middle School and Brody McDonald, director of the choral department at Kettering Fairmont High School and director of “Eleventh Hour,” who were featured on Season 2 of NBC’s “The SingOff.” The Dean of the Festival is LeAnn Hazlett, Director of Spirit of Detroit chorus and SAI International Quartet Champion of Swing Street and Spotlight. The festival will conclude with a performance by participants and more than 200 area award-winning barbershop singers at NKU’s Greaves Concert Hall Saturday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. The event costs $225 and includes classes, coaching sessions, all meals, snacks, overnight lodging on the NKU campus, advance copies of music to be performed, learning tracks, festival T-shirt and two barbershop shows. Registration is due May 25, and a limited number of need-based partial and full scholarships are available. The Harmony Festival is sponsored by Cincinnati Sound Chorus, members of Sweet Adelines International; and Delta Kings and Southern Gateway Chorus, members of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The Harmony Festival is made possible, in part, by support from the Young Singers Foundation and the AIC Endowment Fund. For more details and online registration, visit www.HarmonyFestival.org

Quilting/craft material, electronics, exercise equipment, furniture, kids clothing/toys, adult clothes and many other items will be available at the yard sale fundraiser being hosted by Plum Creek Christian Church from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30,13455 Alexandria Pike, in Butler. There will also be breakfast and lunch food as well as baked goods for sale. All proceeds will help the youth group mission trip to Guatemala this summer.

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In its third trip to the annual Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (SECCDC) last week, a team from Northern Kentucky University pulled out a second-place finish among 10 teams in the southeast region. This follows on the heels of NKU's third-place finish last year and fourthplace finish the year before. The SECCDC is an intense three-day event that throws teams of eight students into a high-pressure “cyber attack” environment. Teams are given eight hours to harden a mediumsized corporate network against attack, then 12 hours to complete a set of business tasks in the face of

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hacking attacks, hardware failures and other deliberate disruptions. The event was held at Kennesaw State University, near Atlanta, Ga. Admission of a team is selective, open only to universities with established computer security programs. NKU’s team was comprised of undergraduates Scott Ledonne, Justin Morgan, Michael Saylor, Justin Shelton, Logan Smith and Clayton Woodrich along with graduate students Joe Harless and Sri Vasireddy. They are all students in the computer information technology and computer science programs in the NKU College of Informatics. Computer science faculty members Yi Hu and Hetal Jasani coached the team, and Hu accompanied the students on the trip, which coincided with NKU’s Spring Break. “The competition really lets you experience the stress and excitement of maintaining a company’s infrastructure while being attacked by hackers from the outside world,” said Shelton, a junior studying

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Members of the NKU computer security team celebrate during the competition. computer science. “Nothing you can learn in class or at your co-op can prepare you for that intensity.” Beginning in January, the team spent Fridays in intensive hands-on training sessions combined with four-hour simulations and drills. Dr. Hu and Dr. Jasani were assisted by team alums Jeremy Good and Michael Sweikata, who now work in NKU’s information technology department. They took over the network lab and adjacent advising lounge in NKU’s Applied Science and Technology building to replicate the

competition environment. The training culminated on the Friday before Spring Break with a grueling eighthour session in which the team, fueled by pizza and energy drinks, protected their network from especially devious and malicious “red team” hacking attacks perpetrated by NKU computer science professor James Walden. The team’s trip to the competition was sponsored by NKU’s Center for Applied Informatics (CAI). The CAI has organized a number of regional events dealing with computer security and has

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Volunteers needed for fine arts fair When Summerfair 2011, Cincinnati’s annual fine arts and crafts fair, opens its gates for its 44th year on Friday, June 3. Since its beginnings in Eden Park in 1968, Summerfair has been an event planned and overseen by volunteers and this year, more than 400 volunteers will be needed to work during Summerfair 2011, on June 3, 4 and 5 at Coney Island. “Our dedicated volunteers are a vital component of Summerfair every year,” said Fair Chair Bob Hinman. “With more than 300 artists in 10 different categories, performances to coordinate, food vendors to work with, children’s activities to be planned and hundreds of other tasks, Summerfair is a quite a large undertaking. Much of this wouldn’t be possible without our volunteers. They make everything possible.” Volunteer positions average a two hour time commitment and include working admission gates, in the Youth Arts area, in poster and T-shirt sales and hospitality. All volunteers will receive free admission to the

fair, free parking, a complimentary 2011 Summerfair poster and bottled water during their shift. Volunteer forms can be downloaded from the Summerfair Cincinnati website at www.summerfair.org and should be returned to the Summerfair Cincinnati offices by April 23. Volunteer positions will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Volunteers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Summerfair 2011 will feature more than 300 fine artists and craftspeople from around the country exhibiting and selling works ranging from ceramics and sculptures to painting and photography, four stages of local and regional entertainers, a youth arts area and a variety of gourmet arts vendors. The annual event, held at the historic Coney Island, draws more than 20,000 attendees each year. For more information, call the Summerfair Cincinnati office at 513-531-0050, visit Summerfair Cincinnati online at www.summerfair.org or e-mail info@summerfair.org.

Phone survey to assess health needs Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is partnering with several organizations to conduct the 2011 Child Health Needs Assessment of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In April, May and June more than 2,000 families in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area will be contacted to complete a brief telephone survey. The data collected will be used to help health care professionals, policy makers and community leaders plan communi-

ty-based, child-focused programs and will be made readily available to community members. “We want people to be aware that they may be receiving calls starting this month referencing the survey,” said Penny Monday, coordinator for the Child Health Needs Assessment Survey and Program Manager in the Office of Community Relations at Cincinnati Children’s. “We’re collecting important information that will help the organizations involved bet-

ter serve the community and we need the entire community’s support to ensure the survey’s success.” Partners include the Health Foundation, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training and Vision 2015 of Northern Kentucky. If you have additional questions about the Child Health Needs Assessment, contact Jessica McAuliffe at Jessica.mcauliffe@cchmc.org or at 513-803-2109.

Summerfair host Little Black Dress event Summerfair Cincinnati has teamed up with Cincy Chic to introduce the inaugural Little Black Dress Event as a savvy new addition to Summerfair 2011. The event takes place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, June 3, in the Moonlite Gardens at Coney Island, kicking off the 44th Summerfair weekend. “We’re really excited to introduce the Little Black

Dress Event at Summerfair 2011,” said Sharon Strubbe, Summerfair Cincinnati executive director. “It’s the perfect opportunity for fashionistas and frugalistas alike to wear their favorite little black dress and enjoy a fashion show featuring Little Black Dresses from some of Cincinnati’s best boutiques accessorized with one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories from select

Summerfair artists. It will definitely be a night to remember.” Tickets are available for $15 per person through www.summerfair.org and www.cincychic.com/lbd, and the first 100 people to RSVP will receive a complimentary swag bag at the event. For more information, call 531-0050, www.summerfair.org.


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Wood Hudson to celebrate 30 years Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory in Newport will celebrate 30 years of cancer research by inviting members of the community to a free open house at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 22. Wood Hudson is located at 931 Isabella St., Newport. The occasion marks the completion of the Biospecimen Repository Center. This addition to the historic 1922 New-

port facilities will house a national caliber collection of 1.6 million tissue samples from area hospitals St. Elizabeth Healthcare and The Christ Hospital. The Biospecimen Repository contains samples from every form of cancer, and it is the foundation for current and future cancer research projects at Wood Hudson. Guests will delight in complimentary refreshments from Newport restau-

rant Detroit Joes while enjoying entertainment from local musicians. Visitors will be escorted on a tour of the laboratories where 169 cancer research discoveries have been made to date. Wood Hudson will be selling the artwork of Northern Kentucky artist Trinett Foote, as well as accepting donations, to complete funding for this vital community resource. All proceeds will directly benefit cancer research.

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In response to its growing popularity, the Northern Kentucky University Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies’ ExploreMore! Program will offer two one-week sessions from 8 a.m. until noon on June 13-17 and June 20-24, on NKU’s Highland Heights campus of NKU. ExploreMore! brought more than 300 students to NKU for five Saturdays from February to March to learn about a variety of topics in science, mathematics and the visual arts. The program features a broad range of

courses such as Mini Medic, the Marvelous Human Machine, Chocolate Economic, Roller Coaster Physics and Inventory Academy. Students who qualify will have the opportunity to select an interactive, handson course that matches their interests and abilities. To view the Summer 2011 brochure, visit http://gifted.nku.edu/docs/2011_sum mer.pdf. To register online and to review the course offerings, visit http://gifted.nku.edu. All applications must be

Grants for Kids accepting applications The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is now accepting applications for its Grants for Kids program Learning Links, which benefit children each year through grants of up to $1,000 to schools and nonprofit organizations for special projects. Grants for Kids enable educators and nonprofit organizations to provide

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in Greater Cincinnati. We are grateful for their support,” said LNGC’s president, Kathy Ciarla. “Thousands of residents in Greater Cincinnati struggle with reading deficiencies. If we are to make Cincinnati a more literate community, we must assist parents and grandparents in becoming literate. “If parents cannot read, they cannot teach their children to read. The only way to stop the cycle of lowlevel literacy in our community is to reach out to all people struggling and offer help and support.” The Literacy Hotline (621-READ) is a full-time

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Grant to boost literacy efforts The E.W. Scripps Co. awarded the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati $9,000 for its Adult Literacy Services Program. The program serves undereducated adults who lack basic reading skills through its Literacy Hotline, Adult Basic Reading Program and Tutor Training and Coordination Program. The grant will allow the literacy network to expand the program to incorporate more adults in both the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky regions. “By showing their support of adult education, The E.W. Scripps Co. is helping to make a positive change

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NKU brings home Best of Kentucky Technology awards Northern Kentucky University representatives were honored April 19 at the 2011 Best of Kentucky Technology Awards ceremony held at the Digital Government Summit in Frankfort. The awards, sponsored by the Commonwealth Office of Technology, were “Most Innovative Use of Technology” for an NKU Center for Applied Informatics (CAI) fire department app and the “Visionary Award” for NKU Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Gail Wells. The “Most Innovative Use of Technology” award is given to individuals and/or organizations that have demonstrated a creative, unique and resourceful use of technology in government. This category is open to government agencies of any size at the state and local levels. The CAI app, called “Fire Depart-

ment,” is available free from Apple’s App Store and is being used by the San Ramon Valley (Calif.) Fire Department. Users of the app can view active incidents and current response status of dispatched units and pinpoint those incidents on an interactive map. There is also a log of recent incidents and a photo gallery of significant events. Users can choose to be notified of incidents in specific categories and listen in on live emergency radio traffic. The app can also be used by the fire department to notify users who are trained in CPR of a citizen in distress if they are in a public place and can notify them of the nearest location of a portable defibrillator. The “Visionary Award” is given to a government manager or official who has demonstrated vision, leadership and support of technology initiatives.

Nominees of this award have a history of driving the use of technology, a demonstrated ability to identify future needs and a passion for serving the public. Dr. Wells provides leadership across the full breadth of NKU’s academic mission, including curriculum, instruction, research and scholarly activity, public engagement, information technology and library services. Since arriving at NKU in 1981, Dr. Wells has served in many roles including dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and professor of mathematics and computer science. She has served as the principal investigator or co-investigator on several grants supported by multimillion dollar funds. She has made numerous presentations at professional meetings and is widely published.

Rugg’s ‘recommends’ NKU Northern Kentucky University has been recognized as being in the top 14 percent of academic departments among the top colleges and universities in the United States in multiple

undergraduate programs by Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges. Created by former guidance counselor Frederick E. Rugg, the book is a staple in guidance counselor offices across the

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nation, helping countless high school students decide the best place to pursue their dreams. NKU’s up-close-and-personal approach and student-centered faculty are a key reason it shows up in Rugg’s: The author seeks out departments that are “student oriented,” where the professors aren’t always in a different city “doing their own thing” with nary a student in sight. Rugg’s highlights 10 NKU programs. Among the 16 public and private colleges and universities from Kentucky listed in the publication, three share NKU’s

size and selectivity. Among that group, NKU is the only one recommended for business administration, chemistry, dance/drama/theater and English. Northern is one of fewer than 90 institutions nationwide and the only one in Kentucky recognized for its entrepreneurship program, which has also been listed in the Top 25 Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurship by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. NKU was also noted for its education, journalism/ communication, mathematics and music programs and was one of only three Kentucky schools noted for its forensic sciences/technology program.

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Local Realtors give time for family in need On Saturday, April 14, a group from the Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors armed with paint brushes, rollers, hammers, and other tools volunteered at HONK (Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky). Realtors from multiple brokerages worked hand-in hand to help build hope in the American dream of home-ownership. “Once again the generosity of realtors in this area has helped to make Northern Kentucky a better place to call home,” said Michael Becker, president of North-

ern Kentucky Association of Realtors. “We thank everyone who donated their time, talent and sweat to this worthwhile cause. Their contribution will help a family that has many obstacles to overcome in our struggling economy.” Since 1992 Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky, has been dedicated to providing deserving low-to-moderate income families in Northern Kentucky with affordable housing, helping them to realize the American dream of home-ownership.

Pat Parshall, Campbell County and Gene Whittle, Covington.

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Xavier offers MBA site in N. Ky. Xavier University will open a Northern Kentucky location for its off-site MBA program in July. It will occupy a 5,700-square-foot space at Columbia Executive Center on Grandview Drive in Fort Mitchell. As with Xavier’s other off-site MBA locations in West Chester and Deerfield, the new location will have space for 40 students. Professors will come from the main campus in Evanston to the site in the evenings to teach and meet with students. The program will last between 24-26 months. Classes will begin on July 5 and meet two nights a week in a cohort format.

An information session will be held at the new location for those interested in learning more: • Tuesday, May 17, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. To register, visit www.xavier.edu/ williams/mba/Events.cfm “We think this site will be convenient for those working or living in Northern Kentucky who want to avail themselves of Xavier’s nationally recognized MBA program,” said Jen Bush, assistant dean of MBA programs at Xavier. “About 10 percent of Xavier’s total MBA enrollment is in our off-site locations.” Potential students can apply for free online at www.xavier.edu/offsitemba.

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tracted driving, with more than 200 deaths occurring on Kentucky roadways. On Jan. 1, a new state law took effect in Kentucky that bans texting for all drivers and all cell phone use for drivers under age 18. Many things can distract a driver, and cell phone use is just one of them, but it’s a serious one. Research has shown that drivers who are talking on a cell phone perform similarly to drivers who are legally drunk. More than half of Kentucky adults (56 percent) reported they talk on their phone occasionally or almost never, which is good. However, 16 percent reported they talk on their phone every time or almost every time they drive. In Northern Kentucky the rates are even higher, with more

than 20 percent talking on their phone every time or almost every time they drive. More than eight in 10 Kentucky adults (82 percent) reported that they never use their cell phone to write text messages or email while driving. About 15 percent reported using their cell phone to text or write e-mail messages occasionally or almost never while driving, and 2 percent reported texting or e-mailing every time or almost every time they drive. In Northern Kentucky, 4.5 percent text or e-mail every time or almost every time they drive. More information is available online at www. healthfoundation.org/data_ publications/khip.html.

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Report of horse and fence set up on property without permission at 600 West Miller Road, April 9.

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Reported at Peach Grove Road, April 11. operating on suspended license, improper registration plate at Ripple Creek and U.S. 27, April 9. Brandon S. Rust, 20, 5065 Chase Lane, alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and second offense at 5065 Chase Lane, April 10. Chet L. Windisch, 46, 8539 Main, Unit 3B, warrant, DUI - first offense at Mary Ingles Highway, April 10. James R. Russell, 43, 639 Mafred

Drive, warrant at U.S. 27 and Autumn, April 12. Teresa C. Heger, 42, 2708 Duck Creek, possession of drug paraphernalia at Alexandria Pike and Lakeside Drive, April 13. Gregory L. Fryman, 42, 3028 Daniels Road, warrant at Mary Ingles Highway, April 12. Cheryl A. Manger, 52, 2182 Morgan Berry Road, warrant at U.S. 27 and Parkside Drive, April 12.

Domestic complaint Fight

Report of fight in trailer park at 5247 Four Mile Road, lot 20, April 6.

Fourth degree assault

Reported at Licking Pike, April 14.

Fourth degree assault domestic violence

Reported at Rockyview Drive, April 8. Reported at Plum Creek Church Road, April 11.

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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.

Report of credit card used without permission at 9058 Oak Lane, April 5.

Juvenile complaint

Report of unwanted juveniles in yard at Area of 1033 Davjo, April 3. Report of juvenile out of control at 1132 Dav Jo Drive, apartment 6, April 8.

Third degree criminal mischief

Report of sugar poured in gas tank at 1053 Dav Jo, April 14.

Theft by unlawful taking

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Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief - criminal trespass - theft by unlawful taking

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Adam Burris, 23, 11343 Persimmon Grove Road, receiving stolen property at 3450 Carthage Road, April 5. Gerap P. Reynolds, 31, 11251 Persimmon Grove Road, receiving stolen property at 3450 Carthage Road, April 5. Christopher J. Peeno Jr., 28, 9913 Man O War Circle, warrant at 9913 Man O War Circle, April 6. Michael A. Moore, 20, 760 Mallard, warrant at U.S. 27 and Meijer, April 6. Montanna S. Hummer, 22, 961 Golfview, Apartment 201, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 961 Golfview, apartment 201, April 8. Jacqueline R. Collins, 46, 2687 Davjo, Unit 2, DUI - aggravated circumstances - second offense,

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Report of video games and other items taken from residence at 310 Melbourne Ave., April 10. Report of trailer taken off property at 3351 Daniels Road, April 13. Report of wire cut off truck at 202 West 4th St., April 14.

Third degree terroristic threatening

Report of threats made by phone to physically assault person at 2330 California Crossroads, April 5. Report of juvenile running from other juveniles threatening to bat him up at 815 Terrace Court, April 6.

Theft of controlled substance

Report of prescription medication taken at 1255 Yelton Hill Road, April 12.

Verbal domestic

Reported at Peach Grove Road, April 7.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Danielle Egan, 25, of Fort Thomas and Andrew Kramer, 24, of Lynchburg, issued March 28. Diane Bischoff, 43, of Cincinnati and Mark Berry, 47, of Covington, issued March 28. Renee Ryan, 29, of Cincinnati and Matthew Purvis, 33, of Norfolk, issued April 11. Courtney Clark, 27, and Robert Henry II, 29, both of Cincinnati, issued April 11. Tashi Lama, 23, of Nepal and Anthony Rivera, 23, of New York, issued April 11. Natasha Hamblin, 24, and Nicholas

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Baldwin, 29, both of Fort Thomas, issued April 11. Catherine Brookbank, 45, and Mike Leopold, 39, both of Fort Thomas, issued April 12. Samantha Sellars, 27, of Fort Thomas and Richard Lake, 21, of Washington, issued April 12. Melanie Manson, 33, of Cincinnati and Jamie Farrell, 35, of Fort Thomas, issued April 12. Maranda Isaacs, 25, of Fort Thomas and Lester Beckner Jr., 24, of Ohio, issued April 12. Nipa Patel, 26, and Pikul Patel, 28, both of India, issued April 13.

Deangela Futch, 20, of Cincinnati and James Toone, 21, of Columbus, issued April 14. Claire Broomall, 22, and Richard Bankermper, 23, both of Cincinnati, issued April 14. Jennifer Feinauer, 26, of Fort Thomas and Joseph Everett, 41, of North Carolina, issued April 14. Joanna Schroder, 26, of Cincinnati and Seth Cohen, 28, of Arizona, issued April 14. Jessica Burchfield, 22, and Nicholas Nelson, 20, both of Fort Thomas, issued April 15.

Meghan Grosser, 28, of Fort Thomas and Scott Sebastian, 31, of Middletown, issued April 15. Christine Adcock, 54, of Lancaster and Jeffrey Looe, 47, of Corbin, issued April 15. Stephanie Spicer, 22, and Rickey Crawford Jr., 23, both of Fort Thomas, issued April 15. Lisa Vann, 23, of Cincinnati and Daniel Daigle, 23, of Louisiana, issued April 18. Brittany Scott, 23, of Cincinnati and Gary Drake,24, of Colorado, issued April 18.

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State seeks photos of native Vietnam veterans on The Wall Kentucky is partnering with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) to gather photos of the 1,058 Kentuckians whose names are on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The photos will be used in the Education Center at The Wall, a learning facility being built near the Vietnam Veterans and Lincoln Memorials in Washington, D.C. To submit photos and remembrances visit www. vvmf.org/thewall or mail a high resolution copy of a photo, no originals, with a

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photo submission form to: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Attn: Call for Photos, 2600 Virginia Ave., NW Suite 104, Washington, D.C. 20037. Indicate on the envelope that a photo is enclosed. VVMF’s traveling halfscale replica of the Memorial will be at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Ky., from May 9-14. Visitors can bring photos to have them scanned onsite. For more information, call the Memorial Fund at 202-393-0090 or email at vvmf@vvmf.org.

DEATHS Henrietta Ailstock

Henrietta “Hank” Ailstock, 69, of Covington, died April 17, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a nursing aid for 25 years. Her husband, Burley Ailstock Sr., and a sister, Florence Humphries, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Kimberly Ewing of Newport; sons, Clyde “Shorty” Brown Jr. of Corinth, James Ewing and Burley Ailstock Jr., both of Covington, and David Ailstock of Fort Thomas; sisters, Louise Gillespie of Dayton, Shirley Whisman of Ryland Heights, Edith Cooper, Marcie Eversole and Yvonne Herindon, all of Covington; brothers, Henry Herindon, Bo Herindon and Pedro Herindon, all of Covington; 29 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Curtis L. Alford

Curtis L. Alford, 82, of Alexandria, died April 17, 2011, at University Medical Center in Cincinnati. He was a retired employee of General Motors in Norwood, Ohio, and a member Alexandria Church of God and United Auto Workers. He served in U.S. Air Force. A grandson, Jeremy David Alford, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Maymie Hemphill Alford; daughters, Debbie Bowersock and Wanda Wagner-Turiak; sons, Daniel Mangulabnan, Curtis W. Alford, Gregory A. Alford and Jeffrey D. Alford; sisters, Arlene Buchanan, Lana Barr and Vera Alford; brother, Howard Alford; 15 grandchildren; and 17 greatgrandchildren. Interment was at Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: Alexandria Church of God, 5 Washington St., Alexandria, KY.

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Peggy Ann Racke Bertke, 57, of Alexandria, died April 20, 2011. She was a trainer with Cincinnati Bell and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Jeff Bertke; daughter, Casey Griffith of Alexandria; son, Chad Bertke of Bellevue; mother, Kate Racke of Cold Spring; sister, Linda Heil of Brooksville; and one grandchild. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

William ‘Bill’ Bertke

William E. “Bill” Bertke, 83, of Fort Thomas, died April 17, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired accountant with Turner Construction in Cincinnati and a member of St. Therese Church in Southgate. His brother, Bob Bertke, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Margaret “Marge” Schneider Bertke; daughters, Pam Dorman of Lakeside Park, Patty Gohman of Elizabethtown, Peggy Singson of Mason, Ohio, and Paula Penn of Cincinnati; son, Bill Bertke of Independence; sisters, Jean Schumacher of Charleston, W.Va., and Toots Yeager of Newport; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Entombment was at St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Therese Church, 11 Temple Place, Southgate, KY 41071; or Hamilton County Special Olympics, 4777 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 19, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

George Ralph Hurst

George Ralph Hurst, 63, of Newport, formerly of Boone County and Covington, died April 12, 2011, at Baptist Convalescent Center. He was an automotive mechanic. His parents, Ralph and Pauline Hurst, and a sister, Jackie Hurst Carballosa Casali, died previously. Survivors include his brothers, Roger Hurst, Ronald Kennedy and Harrison Hurst; and sisters, Shelby Thornton, Angela Wood and Rhonda Christenson.

Stanley Carl Kool

Stanley Carl Kool, 75, of California, died April 18, 2011, at Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport.

He was a former school bus driver for Campbell County Schools and a former Alexandria Firefighter. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Seniors. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Kool; daughters, Jeanette Geiger, Dianna Smith, Brenda Bezold, all of California, and Teresa Kool of Foster; sons, Steven Kool of Grant’s Lick, Kenny Kool of California and Jerry Kool of Foster; sister, Marilyn Ice of Alexandria; and eight grandchildren. Interment was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, California. Memorials: Sts. Peter & Paul Building Fund, Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport; or St. Elizabeth Hospice.

Robert Kremer Sr.

Robert Kremer Sr., 55, of Alexandria, died April 21, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was supervisor at Trauth Dairy for 37 years. Survivors include his wife, Paula Ruschman Kremer; daughter, Regina Kremer; sons, Robert Kremer Jr. and Raymond Kremer; sisters, Clara Pelle and Rita Roetting; and brother, Ed Kremer. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery, Camp Springs. Memorials: Jimmy Geiman Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Gail Kalinyak, 4 Brightwood Drive, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Karen L. Kuhnhein

Karen L. Kuhnhein, 70, of Butler, died April 19, 2011, at her residence. She was a retired engineering associate with AT&T and an athlete and graduate of Highlands High School. She loved the outdoors and donated 45 acres to establish the Cedar Line Nature Preserve in Butler. Survivors include her brothers, Garth Kuhnhein of Edgewood and Marc R. Kuhnhein of Cold Spring. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Cedar Line Nature Preserve, c/o Pendleton County Judge Executives Office, 233 Main St., Falmouth, KY 41040.

Sherry Darlene Lindsey

Sherry Darlene Lindsey of Berry died April 19, 2011, at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth Thompson of Berry; son, Steven Lindsey of Falmouth; brothers, Roy and Ray Gibbs; sisters, Sarah Walters, Malinda Roberts and Mary Hughes; and six grandchildren. Burial was at Peachgrove Cemetery.

Rose M. Meirose

Rose M. Meirose, 89, of Newport, died April 20, 2011, at Baptist Convalescent Home. Her husband, Clifford, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Sandra Gerrein of Fort Thomas, Patricia Wentworth of Titusville, Fla., and Karen Congdon of Union; sister, Betty Chavez; brothers, John and Garland Hehman; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

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Van E. Mergenthal, 86, of California, died April 17, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, former vice president and general manager of Alco Building Products Company in Cincinnati and vice president of distribution/operations at Steelcraft Manufacturing Company in Cincinnati. He was an advisor for Cincinnati Junior Achievement, former scout leader for Boy Scouts of America in Fort Thomas and past president of Fort Thomas Swim Club. After retiring he enjoyed breeding and showing champion miniature horses. Survivors include his wife, Millie Jester Mergenthal; sons, Steve and Dee Mergenthal; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Interment was in Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Peter & Paul Parish, 2162 California Crossroads, California, KY 41007.

Howard E. Milburn

Howard E. Milburn, 82, of Latonia, died April 21, 2011, at Providence Pavilion in Covington. He was a retired machinist for General Electric, a member of Latonia Lodge No. 746 F&AM and Indra Consistory of the Scottish Rite and a Korean War veteran. He enjoyed the Cincinnati Reds, especially the 70’s Big Red Machine, fishing, growing a vegetable garden, visiting parks and having picnics, and driving through the countryside. Brothers Elmer, William Walter and Donald Milburn; and a sister, Doris Huff, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Betty J. Williams Milburn; daughters, Lisa Benton of Maineville, Ohio, and Deborah Susan Milburn of Latonia; brothers, Clarence Milburn of Indiana and Gordon Milburn of California; sisters, Elsie King of Tampa, Fla., Gladys Sweeney and Freda Smith, both of Cincinnati; and one grandchild. Graveside services will be at the convenience of the family in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Scottish Rite Foundation, 1553 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011.

Michael Perkins

Michael Perkins, 71, of Alexandria, died April 18, 2011. His wife, Mary Perkins, and a son, Todd Perkins, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Michael E. Perkins of Foster and Jeffrey M. Perkins of Alexandria; daughters, Sheri L. Buckingham of Ryland Heights, Laura E. Shoulders of Independence and Amy D. Perkins of Florence; brother, Mark Perkins of Alexandria; and aunt and uncle, Bob and Barb Brunst of Crestview Hills. Interment was at Persimmon Grove Cemetery, Alexandria.

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Herbert Schoulties, 90, of Alexandria, died April 17, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a lifelong farmer and attended Asbury United Methodist Church. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

Christopher J. “Critter” Smith, 13, of Newport, died April 21, 2011, at Children’s Hospital. Survivors include his father, Stan Smith; mother, Carol Smith; brothers, Stanley J. Smith Jr., and Jeffrey S. Smith; sisters, Jessica Smith and Rochelle Simmons; grandmother, Wanda Purvis; and grandparents, Timothy and Kimberly Shiple. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials: Christopher Smith Benefit Fund at any Fifth Third Bank.

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