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Scouts ‘bag’ New Mexico challenge By Chris Mayhew

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Members of Alexandria Boy Scouts of America Troop 96 cross a stream at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico in mid-June. “Every day when you finished the trek you had in your mind, ‘Oh God, I can rest,’” Beck said. The morning the scouts climbed Mount Baldy’s summit, they had to go back down by


Members of Alexandria Boy Scouts of America Troop 96 take a break for a photo at the summit of 12,400-foot Mount Baldy during an 81-mile trek through the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico in mid-June. From left kneeling are, Steve Hoffmann, Tyler Bezold, Bruce Bezold, Justin Bezold, Kyle Neltner, and Ross Pritchett. From left, standing in middle row are Jeff Kuhl, Justin Fischesser, Adam Hoffmann, Jacob Vogelpohl, Kris Sullivan, Randy Vennemann, and Bob Pritchett. From left in the back row are Ryan Beck, Adam Dewey, and Rob Fischesser. Not pictured: Matt Kriege and Jared Fischesser.

noon to avoid inclement weather. “When we got down from the mountain there was actually a cloud covering the top where we were,” Beck said. Keeping the scent of food away from camp and not leaving food waste around was important because other scouts have been mauled by the bears that are prevalent in the area, said Bezold. They hung their food in “bear bags” strung between trees to keep the creatures away. Any food-stained clothing had to be put away into one of the “bear bags” and there were even guidelines for handling toothpaste because it attracts bears, said Matt Kriege, 15, of Alexandria. “You had to swallow your toothpaste,” Kriege said. But there were amazing sites, and it was a good time, he said. “It was a great lifetime experience, and it definitely brought us


closer together as a group,” Kriege said. The scouts all used basic lessons and camping skills learned previously and picked up new skills while on the trek, said Randy Vennemann, 16, of Alexandria. Because of the altitude, the journey was pretty exhausting, said Justin Bezold, 16, of Alexandria, son of Bruce Bezold. “Nose bleeds and nausea because of the altitude all played a toll,” Justin Bezold said. It was windy in the mountains, often with gusts of 40 miles per hour, and it was cold and chilly, he said. But most of the scouts said they’d like to make the trip again. “You’re seeing things that you would only see on a postcard,” said Tyler Bezold, Justin’s twin brother. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

Committee looks at changing employee benefits to save the city $38,000 a year By Chris Mayhew

In an attempt to save $38,000 on annual insurance premiums, the personnel committee of Alexandria Council is asking the city to change the benefit structure for city employees. The personnel committee discussed and recommended options for employee benefits packages during a July 9 special committee meeting. The recommendations will be presented to the full council at the 7 p.m. Thursday, July 16 meeting. Under the recommendations, the city will switch to a different type of Anthem Blue Cross plan through the city’s agent, Craw-


ford Insurance. The personnel committee recommended changing policies so that the city’s exposure risk for paying for employee health care costs go from a maximum of $105,000 per family to a maximum of $230,000 per family. It’s a risk that the city’s employees will remain relatively healthy and the city will realize cost savings on annual insurance premiums. “It will reduce the city’s premium by about $38,000 a year and increase the benefit options with flexible spending,” said council member Bill Rachford, chairman of the personnel committee. The committee is also recommending adding child orthodonture onto the city’s insurance and

adding a flexible sending account program, Rachford said. The idea of a new flexible spending program has been a popular idea with the city’s employees, said Karen Barto, city clerk. A health reimbursement account the city has used in previous years will also change under the recommendation and require receipts to be mailed in with paper forms instead of the use of a pre-loaded credit cardtype system. Under the plan the employee co-pay will remain $20 per visit with a primary care physician, but increase to $40 per visit with a specialist. The personnel committee discarded the idea of asking employ-

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ees to pay part of the deductible for the city’s monthly health care costs. “As far as employees kicking into the deductible, I’m still against that,” said Council member Dave Hart, a member of the personnel committee. Council member Lloyd Rogers, who is also a member of the committee, said he agreed that employees should not have to pay part of the city’s deductible. Hart also said that people can benefit from a health spending account if used properly, but that he’s not crazy about the idea. If the changes are approved by council, there is a plan for representatives of the city’s insurance company to meet with employees before the end of July.

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Conquering the high altitude 81-mile trek and climb through the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico takes a thick skin and determination, and 18 Campbell County Boy Scouts have proven they had the fortitude to finish. Members of Boy Scouts of America Troop 96 completed the 12-day course in mid-June. Their hike started at 6,500 feet above sea level and featured a climb to the summit of 12,400-foot Mount Baldy. The scouts are responsible for everything from cooking, cleaning and storing their food to navigation, Bruze Bezold, scoutmaster for Troop 96 said. Justin Fischesser of Melbourne led his scouting peers on the trail. “They’re pretty much supposed to lead the trek, and the adults stay in the background,” Bezold said. It was grueling, but fun, said Ryan Beck, 16, of Alexandria.


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Men’s skirt game focuses on work By Chris Mayhew

Men will be putting on skirts in Alexandria Aug. 8 to put people with disabilities and disadvantages to work. The second annual Men’s Skirt Softball Benefit Tournament at the Campbell County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3205 ballfield in Alexandria is a fundraiser for the Easter Seals Work Resource Center in Cincinnati.

V.F.W. skirt game

The second annual Men’s Skirt Softball Benefit Tournament at the Campbell County V.F.W. Post 3205 in Alexandria will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. There will be entertainment, raffles, concessions. For more information or to donate a raffle prize call Diana at 6203227 or e-mail her at

Easter Seals was chosen because it’s where Diana Robinson of Alexandria, a member of the VFW’s Ladies Auxiliary, works as manager of customer relations. The work center empowers individuals with disabilities and disadvantages to increase their independence through work, Robinson said. Robinson said she was thrilled when members of the V.F.W. asked her if she would like them to support the Work Resource Center where she has worked for 32 years. The center served 10,150 people through 17 different programs in 2008 helping adults with disabilities and developmental disabilities obtain job training and placement, which helps them practice their social skills and earn their own money independently. “I think we provide that stepping stone that so many people need,” Robinson

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said. At any given time there are about 120 people with disabilities or disadvantages working at the center doing everything from assembling medical supplies for corporate clients to building finished products like benches or greeting customers looking for salvaged supplies at the center’s Building Value store at 2901 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati. “We provide them an opportunity to work in the community and interact in the community instead of sitting at home,” Robinson said. Lisa Doxsee, communications manager for Easter Seals Work Center, said one of the center’s clients, a woman, uses the money from her check to pay for cable television at her parents home so that she can watch NASCAR races. It’s a way for her to act independently, Doxsee said. “She pays for something


Diana Robinson, left, of Alexandria, manager of customer relations at the Easter Seals Work Resource Center in Cincinnati, sits on a bench made by people with disabilities and disadvantages outside Easter Seals Building Value store with client and greeter Mario Thomas, 25, who helped sell the bench. The Campbell County V.F.W.'s second annual skirt softball tournament will benefit the work resource center's programs. she wants with her salary,” Doxsee said. The skirt game will feature multiple teams from V.F.W. members and other

groups including Easter Seals. The idea of the skirt game has drawn a lot of interest from people who

want to either come watch or to take pictures and use it later against us, said Scott Beard, captain of the Easter Seals skirt softball team.


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Southern Campbell Fire District will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18. The fire district is located on Race Track road near the intersection with U.S. 27. the open house will include refreshments, equipment demonstrations and an inflatable safety firehouse provided by the Kentucky State Fire Commission. Call Assistant Chief Adam Fuller at 743-3175 or e-mail

VFW spaghetti dinner

The ladies auxiliary of Campbell County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3205 will have a spaghetti dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 24. The dinner’s cost ($6 per adult, $4 per child) includes

spaghetti, homemade sauce, meatballs, salad, soft drinks and dessert. The VFW hall is at 8261 Alexandria Pike in Alexandria, one quarter mile south of the intersection of East Main Street and Alexandria Pike. Proceeds will benefit the patriotic essay contests and donation of flags to schools. Call Diana at 394-3068.

Pete Garrett Gunsmiths in Newport, Grant’s Lick Market, Knotty Pine on the Bayou Restaurant, all Northern Kentucky Remke Markets locations, United Dairy Farmers in Wilder, the Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service office in Highland Heights, and the Campbell County Conservation District office in Alexandria.

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The Campbell County Backroads Farm Tour will be rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 18. For a list of tour stops and information visit http://home. or call the Campbell County Farmland Work Group at 635-9587. Free printed brochures and maps are available at Campbell County public library branches, California Marketplace, Cline’s on the River,

It’s Alexandria Night at the Florence Freedom Thursday, July 30, and tickets are on sale through the Alexandria City Building. The Florence Freedom will take on the Washington Wild Things at Champion Window Field, 7950 Freedom Way at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, July 30. Tickets are $7.50 per person and drinks at the game will be $1 each. To buy tickets call the city building at 635-4125.

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Hayden declining campaign donations By Chris Mayhew

Campbell County Fiscal Court Commissioner Mark Hayden said his charities of choice he’s considering having fundraiser events for instead of campaign fundraisers include the Wounded Warrior Project and charities that serve the needy in the local community. The Woulded Warrior Project is a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission that includes organizing assistance and raising awareness of severely injured military service members. increase. It’s a cost of living increase, Hayden said. “What you’re doing is keeping up with inflation,” he said. Hayden said he is pleased that the Fiscal Court has now finished with a new comprehensive plan, and big capital projects including a new jail, county administration and health clinic building, and adding Hawthorne Crossing near Alexandria to the county’s park system. Completing the capital projects will allow the county to focus on other areas of the budget and working to save money, he said. Hayden said he also wants to identifying means to stimulate the economy. That includes working with the Campbell County Economic Progress Authority and Tri-ED (the Tri-County Economic Development Corporation) to continue to pursue new businesses and tax incentives to attract businesses and jobs. “I think we’ve accomplished a lot as a Fiscal Court,” Hayden said. “I want to continue to balance the budget, keep taxes low, and encourage economic development.” Hayden lives in Wilder with his wife Denise and their sons John, Ryan and Chad.


Mark Hayden announced his intention to seek re-election as a Campbell County Fiscal Court Commissioner with the caveat that he will not accept any campaign donations. Hayden, R-Wilder, has been one of the elected commissioner for District 1 on Fiscal Court since 2005. There are three elected commissioners and an elected judge-executive on the Fiscal Court. Taking money from people for a campaign didn’t feel right especially when people are hurting in the current economic climate, Hayden said. “I just think in these difficult economic times we should come together as a community,” Hayden said. Hayden, who has worked for Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald for 23 years in complex business

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Mary Ann Middendorf, of White Oak, savors a sip of the peach wine during the grand opening of StoneBrook Winery's new tasting room inside Art on the Levee inside Newport on the Levee Thursday, July 9.

Winery opens Levee tasting room By Chris Mayhew

Camp Springs-based StoneBrook Winery has opening a tasting room/cart inside Art on the Levee, an art gallery at Newport on the Levee. The tasting room, open inside the art gallery during select hours, is located on the Riverwalk level of the Levee, across from the movie ticket purchasing area. It is stocked with all 17 varieties of wines made by StoneBrook including a Vidal Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Domain Reserve, Estate Reserve, and a selection of fruit/berry wines. Larry and Karen Stanfield of Union tasted six StoneBrook wines during the grand opening Thursday, July 9. They said they liked the wines and purchased bottles of the Domain Reserve and Chambourcin varieties. After finding the StoneBrook tasting room in the Levee, Larry said they plan to visit the Camp Springs winery’s tasting room for one of the Saturday

evening dinner events. “We’re just realizing that they have wineries around here locally,” he said. The opening of the tasting room coincides with a move of Art on the Levee to the Riverwalk floor of the levee from the first floor that has resulted in more customer traffic for the store, said Francisco Marziano, gallery manager. The gallery features the work of artists including paintings and photography and sculpture from all around Kentucky, Cincinnati and Indiana. Customers can find almost any price and style for any budget, he said. And the gallery has been looking to bring in a wine vendor to go along with other entertainment like live music on Friday and Saturday, Marziano said. Dennis Walter, owner and operator of StoneBrook, said he’s been looking for a good satellite tasting room for a while, and Newport on the Levee is a good spot for now and the future. “We want to be part of the Levee and area around

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Tasting room hours for StoneBrook Winery’s tasting room inside Art on the Levee at Newport on the Levee will be each Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. StoneBrook’s primary tasting room and vineyard operations are at 6570 Vineyard Lane in Camp Springs. For details about tasting room times and Saturday evening dinners visit the Web site www.stonebrook or call 635-0111. Newport, especially for when Ovation comes online,” he said. Ovation is multiple high rise building project planned for cleared land on Newport’s riverfront West of Newport on the Levee by Corporex, a Covington-based development company. The project’s price tag is more than $800 million, and would include space for residential, office, hotel, retail and entertainment destinations. Mary Ann Middendorf of White Oak said she especially enjoyed the peach wine she tried during the July 9 grand opening. “I think this is a good atmosphere for them, especially in the gallery,” Middendorf said. “I mean art and wine go together.”

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Griffin Industries gift provides $7 million to support NKU’s Informatics Center Northern Kentucky University announced June 26 that it has received a $6 million gift from Griffin Industries to support the university’s efforts to equip its new NKU informatics center with some of the world’s most advanced informatics instrumentation. The gift will be matched by $1 million from the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Comprehensive University Excellence Trust Fund, bringing the total impact of the gift to $7 million. The facility, scheduled to open in fall 2011, will be named Griffin Hall, pending

NKU Board of Regents approval. NKU is in the process of raising $17.3 million to complete and equip the building, supplementing the $35.5 million allocated by the state for its construction. “Only a few short weeks ago we gathered to break ground on what will be one of the most advanced informatics centers in the country,” said NKU President James Votruba. “Today, we celebrate a vision – not just the vision that we have for this facility, but the vision that Griffin Industries has for this region’s future. Our friendship with the Griffin

family has always been strong, and today we take that relationship to the next level.” Robert Griffin, CEO of Griffin Industries, said the company saw this as an “extraordinary opportunity” to impact the region’s future. Griffin Hall will house NKU’s College of Informatics, which consists of three academic departments as well as an outreach unit, the Infrastructure Management Institute. It is being designed by Goody Clancy, which has designed stunning university buildings throughout the United

States, including on the campuses of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan, Harvard University and the University of Chicago. NKU Dean of Informatics Douglas Perry said the Griffin Industries gift will have an impact that is felt for generations to come. “The digital technology incorporated into this stunning building – most notably the Digitorium – will bring informatics to our students through demonstration, development, collaboration, simulation, representation and performance,” he said.

“Griffin Hall will be an entirely new environment in which students can learn, grow and play in the best sense of the word.” In addition to being home to some of the most advanced digital technology available, Griffin Hall will also be the first “green” building on NKU’s campus, having been designed for LEED Silver certification. To learn more about the facility, visit ex.html. The NKU College of Informatics was founded in 2005 through the reorganization of three departments

– Information Systems (now Business Informatics), Computer Science (formerly combined with Mathematics) and Communication – from three different colleges. The number of majors in these departments has steadily increased since the creation of the college, and it now has over 1,300 majors in just its fourth year of operation. In that time, it has launched four new undergraduate and graduate programs while maintaining or expanding its existing programs in everything from computer science to public relations.

Stimulus supplementing school budget By Chris Mayhew

Federal stimulus money is providing Campbell County Schools’ budget with an infusion of more than $1.5 million that the district has two years to spend on improving programs for special needs and low income students. The stimulus money comes with specific spending guidelines the district has to follow and is being funneled through established federal programs. So, the stimulus funds cannot be used to push money back into the district’s general fund to aid programs. By far the biggest amount of stimulus funds, $1.286 million, is related to spending for students with special needs in grades K12, said Mark Vogt, director of finance for the district. Things the special education money will be used for include the funding of nine positions for the next two years including five reading para-educators (one for each elementary school), a high school math teacher, a high school reading teacher, and for one guidance counselor each at the high school and middle school. The special education funding will also cover the $32,100 cost of buying a handicap accessible van,


$125,000 for computers, $25,000 for assistive technology equipment and software, and $94,000 for the purchase of other resource materials including intervention software like FASST Math. Other positions that will be funded including a staff developer to focus on student performance in special education, and a “psychometrist,” a position that will include the duty of focusing on students referred to special education. The special education funding is tied to Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. “We can’t, for example, use the funds to hire an extra teacher unless that teacher was dedicated to improving the education of students with special needs,” Vogt said. The second largest pot of stimulus funding, $271,156, is through the existing federal Title I Part A (or basic) program that provides for the individual needs of students that are economically disadvantaged, Vogt said. The Title I Part A money will be used for special needs students that are preschool age. The extra Title I funding adds $104,906 for students that are neglected or delinquent, especially those that are residents of

Holly Hill Children’s Services, Campbell Lodge Boys Home, and the juvenile detention center, or who are students at the district’s day treatment school. Overall, the district has to follow four guidelines when dealing with any stimulus money, Vogt said. • Spend the money quickly to save and create jobs like the guidance counselor positions, he said. • Improving student achievement through school improvement and reform. • Ensuring transparency and accountability. “We have special account codes for such expenses and they are approved by the Board as being paid for with stimulus money,” Vogt said. • And invest the onetime money thoughtfully. The district doesn’t want to create obligations beyond the two years that the money is allotted, he said. “That is why we present the positions, generally as only being two-year positions,” Vogt said. Although the money has restrictions, the district is certainly putting it to good use, said Shelli L. Wilson, associate superintendent. “This money allows us to think forward - to think about purchases that will have lasting impacts on student achievement,” Wilson said.



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both Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, helping all of them to become “lifelong learners.” Affiliated with the American Montessori Society and a member of the Cincinnati Montessori Society, Cornerstone Montessori has provided students with a solid academic, social and collaborative education rooted deeply in the philosophy and methodology of

Maria Montessori since its founding in 1992. Currently serving students preschool through grade six, the school has plans to expand its educational program to include seventh and eighth grade. For more information, including requesting an application or tour of the school, contact the school at 491-9960, or visit

The following students (listed with high school) from Campbell County were named to the Dean’s List at the University of Louisville for the spring semester: Allison Arrowood* of Newport Catholic, Caitlin Beck* of Highlands, Burke Beiting of Newport Catholic, Jonathan Bender* of Villa Madonna, Lindsey Bogadi* of Newport Catholic, Kevin Bonfield* of Campbell Co., Kevin Bueter* of Newport Catholic, Laura Bueter of Newport Catholic, David Burgin of Newport, Chad Carius, Mary Doran of Newport Catholic, Daniel Dykes* of Bishop Brossart, Gregory Eaton of Highlands, Michael Eaton of Highlands, Michael Enzweiler* of Newport Catholic, Cory France* of Campbell Co., Michael France of Campbell Co., Alex Frommeyer of Covington Catholic, Renee Geiger* of Bishop Brossart, Mark Geiger of Bishop Brossart, Thomas Geiger of Newport Catholic, Steven Gerl of St. Henry, Jennifer Gilchrist of Newport Catholic, Jordan Grainger of Newport Catholic, Robert Gubser of Bishop Brossart, Christine Guidugli* of Newport Catholic, Maria Gurren* of Highlands, Jennifer Hambley of Campbell Co., Ian Hamilton* of Newport Catholic, Alyson Hill of Highlands, Meredith Johnson of Campbell Co., Jaclyn Klare of Newport Catholic,

Tony Kremer of Highlands, Nicholas Kues of Newport Catholic, Jeffrey Lamb of Campbell Co., Michael Lipscomb of Newport Catholic, Daniel Lotz of Villa Madonna, Shannon Mackenzie of Notre Dame, Patrick Mayer of Newport Catholic, Andrew McGinnis of Newport Catholic, Rachel Meyer of Newport Catholic, Nicole Moran* of Campbell Co., Ashley Morden of Campbell Co., Emily Nording of Highlands, Jennifer Pence* of Apollo, Justin Perkins of Highlands, Mirza Popala of Highlands, Bridget Quitter of Newport Catholic, Rachel Redmond of Highlands, Patrick Roetting of Bishop Brossart, Michael Rolf of Newport Catholic, Nicholas Rolf of Newport Catholic, Scott Rust* of Bishop Brossart, Brittney Schadler of Notre Dame, Adria Schwarber* of Notre Dame, John Spenlau of Newport Catholic, Jared Stewart of Highlands, Phillip Suttmiller* of Highlands, Jason Thiem of Newport Catholic, Michael Walerius of Bishop Brossart, Elvin Webb of Bishop Brossart and Sally Zimmerman of Highlands. A student named as a Dean’s Scholar has achieved a grade point average of 4.0. Students who have been named to the Dean’s List have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9. * denotes Dean’s Scholar

DEAN’S LIST Mount St. Joseph

Alan deCourcy, D.Mn., chief academic officer and dean of the faculty at the College of Mount St. Joseph, has announced the Dean’s List for the 2009 spring semester. To achieve the Dean’s List, a student must earn a minimum 3.50 grade point average on

a 4.00 scale while enrolled with a minimum of 6 credit hours. There are 654 students who achieved Dean’s List. Those from Alexandria are: Katrina Kramer of Alexandria, Jeannie Riley of Alexandria, Lesa Anderson of Alexandria, and Connie Schultz of Alexandria.

NEWS FROM NKU Free films and lessons

Northern Kentucky University film students have collaborated with the school’s W. Frank Steely Library to unveil Creative Thinking, an educational copyright and plagiarism Web site for junior high through freshman college students. Funded by a grant from the Cincinnati Bar Foundation, Creative Thinking films, lessons and activities are designed to educate teens and young adults about plagiarism and copyright law. As part of the project, an NKU summer film class created multiple original short films. A project committee, comprised of representatives from NKU, University of Louisville and other regional community partners such as CET (Greater Cincinnati Television Educational Foundation), KYVL (Kentucky Virtual Library) and the Campbell County Public Library coordinated the program. The free Web site is now at

MA in Public History

The Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents approved today a new master’s program in public history. The program, which will begin next January, will provide students with content, theory, method and practice learning in preparation for a non-academic humanities career. Individuals with a public history degree are employed in museums, libraries, archives, historic preservation, heritage tourism, cultural resource management, public policy and education. Public history training broadens career opportunities for traditional and non-traditional students and offers new career opportunities to retirees and others seeking to change professional direction. The degree will provide history and other humanities students with a terminal professional degree. It will also offer an opportunity for students holding a master’s degree in history or another humanities field to complete a graduate certificate

in public history. The program will require between 33 and 36 semester hours – 30 in history content and methodology courses and a sixhour sequence in one of four areas: world language, informatics, geographic information systems or non-profit management. The university expects an enrollment of 17-20 students in the initial semester and an increase between six and 10 new students each year.

Faculty fellowships

The Northern Kentucky University Haile/US Bank College of Business announced the recipients of the inaugural Haile Faculty Fellowships. The fellowships are a result of the landmark Haile/US Bank Foundation $15 million naming gift for the college announced in August 2008. They reward faculty excellence in teaching, research and public engagement. The purpose of the Haile Faculty Fellowship Program is to honor and support faculty excellence in all areas of responsibility by providing fellowships to three tenured faculty members in the college. The fellowships are granted for two academic years to faculty members who hold the title of “Haile Faculty Fellow” and receive a $10,000 stipend annually during that period. At the end of the two-year period, each Haile Faculty Fellow will relinquish the title and the stipend so that three new Haile Faculty Fellows can be named for the succeeding twoyear period. Recipients of the Haile Faculty Fellowship are not eligible for consideration in the immediately succeeding round of applications. Haile Faculty Fellow for Excel lence in Teaching Dr. Matt Ford, NKU Department of Management, has a stellar record of teaching excellence. He consistently receives very high student evaluations and extremely positive comments from students while maintaining high rigor in his classes. He has received six collegiate teaching awards in his

career, including winning the prestigious Sandy Easton Award for Outstanding Teaching three times in the first four years it was given by the college. Haile Faculty Fellow for Excel lence in Research Dr. Vincent Owhoso, NKU Department of Accountancy, has an international reputation for cutting-edge research in the field of auditing and accounting. The central theme of Dr. Owhoso’s research is the examination of the effectiveness and efficiency of certain audit practices that are intended to reduce the risk of material misstatements during financial statement audits. Haile Faculty Fellow for Excel lence in Public Engagement Dr. Aron Levin, NKU Department of Marketing, has been a model in our region for excellence in public engagement and has been recognized by NKU as one of its most engaged faculty in the university’s “Aligning for Public Engagement: Laying the Foundation” publication. Dr. Levin is the founder and director of the Marketing Research Partnership Program (MRPP), which links NKU’s marketing research students with six key corporate partner firms in the field of marketing research. The purpose of this partnership is to enhance the students’ learning experiences and to assist them in finding professional career opportunities.

Online Library Informatics

Northern Kentucky University announced that its College of Informatics will launch an online Bachelor of Science in Library Informatics (BSLI) program this fall. The program, which will be offered fully online, is geared toward helping those with associate degrees complete a Bachelor of Science in library informatics. It is designed for those students who want to better understand the relationships among people, information and technology. It educates students to communicate using rapidly evolving media channels and provides a deeper perspective toward the value of information.

NKU’s BSLI is the eleventh NKU program and the fifth undergraduate degree to be offered in an online format. The online format allows students to complete the curriculum from the convenience of their home computers via the Internet. The curriculum was developed for online delivery by faculty from NKU’s Steely Library. Students can complete the 60credit-hour program in two years. For more information on the Bachelor of Science in library informatics, contact Leslie Hammann at 572-6157 or

Bast named director

The Northern Kentucky University Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business has announced that James Bast has been named director of the NKU Master of Business Administration program, effective July 1 and pending Board of Regents approval. “Jim brings a wealth of experience to the position,” said NKU College of Business Dean John Beehler. “He is well connected in our region, having served as assistant dean and director of graduate programs at the University of Cincinnati and director of MBA admissions at Xavier University. In addition, he has extensive consulting experience to business schools on a variety of issues.” NKU’s MBA program was named as a Best Business School in the 2009 Edition of the Princeton Review and Random House. The MBA program is accredited by AACSB-International and caters to the full-time working professional. Prior to joining NKU and in addition to his prior positions at UC and Xavier, Bast was the owner of Management Education Consultants, a Cincinnati firm specializing in identification and resolution of issues facing business schools. Bast earned his MBA and BBA from the University of Toledo. He and his wife, Vicki, reside in Union Township and have five children.

Chambers honored

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ism major Will Chambers, has been recognized as one of the Top 20 collegiate sports broadcasters in the country by Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA).The honor is part of STAA’s All-America Program, which recognizes the most outstanding collegiate radio sportscasters in the country and encourages collegiate sportscasters nationwide to strive to achieve their best. Chambers, a 1997 graduate of Highlands High School, has been involved with sports broadcasting for 12 years and made his first onair appearance in 2005. He is currently employed by Georgetown College as a play-by-play announcer, and has experience on the NKU Sports Show on Norse Media as an anchor and sports reporter, as well as being the featured sports analyst for NKU’s independent student newspaper, The Northerner. Chambers is also an intern at WKRC Local 12 news.

New certificate programs

The Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law announced the creation of two new certificate programs – a Certificate in Advocacy and a Certificate in Transactional Law. The certificate programs are tied to Chase’s two Centers of Excellence, the Center for Excellence in Advocacy and the Transactional Law Practice Center, which provide Chase students with training in practice skills, interaction with practicing attorneys and skills-based programming. The centers are designed to make the transition from law study to law practice as seamless as possible. “Knowing the law is not enough,” said Professor Rick Bales, director of the Chase Center for Excellence in Advocacy. “A successful attorney must know also how to practice the law to effectively promote a client’s interests and advance justice.” NKU Chase is one of only a handful of law schools in the nation to offer certificate programs in Advocacy or Transactional Law.


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NKU stars make waves at golf tourney By James Weber


Curtis Ruberg of Alexandria drives from the tee on hole No. 1 at Lassing Pointe Golf Club during the Northern Kentucky Golf Association Men’s Amateur Championship.

Jeremy Martin is just starting his career at Northern Kentucky University. The soon-to-be Norse sophomore hopes for more days like July 9, when he claimed the Northern Kentucky Men’s Amateur golf championship at Lassing Pointe in Union. The Dry Ridge, Ky., native shot 136 (70-66) in a 36-hole final to claim his first title. “It’s the biggest (win),” he said. “I just hung in there and things stated going my way on the back nine. I knew this morning I had to get around even par, and I figured if I shot under par I’d have a chance.” Martin was the survivor of a four-day competition. He was seeded second in the championship flight after a qualifying round, then won two matches to advance to an eight-man championship round of medal play. The final round was a tight battle until the final holes. “I had to stay patient,” Martin said. “I chipped in on 13 and that really got my going.” NKU teammate Eric Fuldner finished third in the final with a 141. The Campbell County High School graduate played his final season for the Norse last fall. “It’s always been my goal to be able to make it to the finals and give myself a chance to win,” he

Final tourney results

Championship flight: Jeremy Martin 136, Chris Morris 137, Eric Fuldner 141, Jason Fryia 141, Rob Clarke 145, Brad Marsh 152, Curtis Ruberg 154, Mike Schuh 166. First flight: Jeff Pectol 70, Mark Krahe 72, Shannon Hundemer 75, Ross Sharp 75, Mark Boothby 76, Dan O’Brien 77, Matt Eilers 78, Augustus Kern 79. Second flight: Doug Taulbee 76, Russell Daniels 77, Justin Jolly 77, Zach Wright 79, Tony Johnson 80, Mike Arthur 81, Randy Wilburn 87, Don Niehaus WD. said. “This is probably my favorite golf course in the area. I always seem to play well here.” Fuldner and his father, Tom, were both in the championship flight. Tom lost in the first round of match play, 1-up. “We were hoping to play together,” Tom said. “The last time it was here, I was in the finals and my dad drove around with me. He passed away last year and we were both thinking of him.” Eric Fuldner, who will graduate this winter, was happy with his senior season for the Norse. He won a three-round tournament hosted by Morehead State to open the season. Bishop Brossart’s Curtis Ruberg also was involved in a fatherly match. He finished seventh in the championship final. His father, Dave, qualified for the first flight and lost in a second-round match.


Eric Fuldner reacts after sinking a putt for par at Lassing Pointe Golf Club during the Northern Kentucky Golf Association Men’s Amateur Championship.

ACO stars aid to growth of the sport By Adam Kiefaber

In what started as a backyard and parking lot sensation in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area, the game of Cornhole has grown into a nationwide spectacle. The game’s most recognizable name, Matt Guy, is the sport’s first superstar. “Different cities that I go to, especially ones that I have never been, when I walk in for the first time it is almost like the room stops,” said Alexandria native Matt Guy. “Everybody is like, ‘look it is Matt Guy. Matt Guy is here!’” At every American Cornhole Organization (ACO) sanctioned event, opponents and fans of the sport approach the game’s top player and ask for autographs and request pictures with him. “They come up and tell me that they have been a fan of mine for three or four years and have been watching the videos on the Inter-


Matt Guy, of Alexandria, is currently the topranked player in the American Cornhole Organization. Over the years, the sport has grown from backyard and tailgating fame to professional status. net,” Guy said. “I have an absolute blast with it, I think it is the coolest thing in the world that people want to meet me like that.” Guy’s celebrity status has earned other perks; most recently he and his sons started the fireworks at the Reds game July 3. Not only is Guy, 38, the game’s top singles player, he also excels in doubles competition while teaming up with his sons, Bret,

who is 15, and Shawn, who is 13. For Guy, a former horseshoe player, the sport came naturally. During the week he doesn’t practice or work on his game. For Fort Wright native Eric Hinerman, 32, becoming one of the game’s top players (currently ranked No. 6) wasn’t quite as easy. “I thought I was a great backyard player, but once I went to my first ACO tournament I realized really quickly that a lot more went into it than what meets the eye,” Hinerman said. After getting beat badly in his first few tournaments, Hinerman practiced at home and trained at the Cheviot Sports Tavern, a favorite among the ACO pros. Eventually, the DIRECTV employee was tough to beat. Even though the sport is growing rapidly with the aid of its star players, Guy and Hinerman cannot afford to be solely professional cornhole pitchers. Guy makes between $15,000to-$20,000 a year playing the

game, while Hinerman also “makes a couple thousand.” Guy’s real profession is selling cleaning supplies for Stiegler Supply Co. One day, however, the sport may grow enough to have fulltime professional players. “Me, my sons and my friends that we travel with all talk about how great it would be to do this for a living,” Guy said. “It is just lacking the major sponsor and television. Once it gets to that point then maybe we will see that happen.” ACO President Frank Geers announced July 6 the Monster World Cornhole Championships on Fountain Square in Cincinnati Aug. 29 will feature a $7,500 purse with $2,625 going to the singles champion and $1,125 to the runner-up. The tournament field will be by invitation only with the top 16 players in the ACO can participating in the event. For more information on the ACO and how to become a professional cornhole player, visit

NKU basketball will return to Deveroes League By James Weber

The Deveroes Summer Basketball League has returned to action. Ten teams gather at Woodward High School in Cincinnati to give hoops fans their annual dose of rim-rattling heat. As in recent years, one team - McCluskey Chevrolet – will be comprised primarily of Northern Kentucky University players, including incoming recruits. Recent Holmes gradu-

ates Branden Housley, Greg Rice and Arrez Henderson play for the S.I. Pool Care team. Players from the region’s Division I programs, including Cincinnati, Xavier, Miami and Dayton, will be in the league, plus local products who play at other Division I schools. Also, there are always popular alumni. NCAA rules limit the number of current teammates from a Division I school that can be on a summer league squad, but the restriction doesn’t apply to NKU in Division II. So the Norse get extra playing time together.

Here’s the schedule for the rest of the season. Saturday, July 18: Five games at noon (McCluskey at 2 p.m.). Sunday, July 19: Five games at noon (McCluskey at noon). Wednesday, July 22: Quarterfinals, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23: Quarterfinals, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25: Semifinals, 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1: Championship game, 1 p.m.

Track athletes honored for academics The 2009 Kentucky Track & Field All-Academic team has been announced. Locals listed:

Girls Academic All-State

Campbell County: Kennedy Berkley, Anna Carrigan, Jennie Dumaine, Christina Heilman, Katie Kitchen, Amy Lauer, Megan Rauch, Faith Roaden, Taylor Robinson, Makayla Schultz. Dayton: Nicole Schowalter. Highlands: Sable Bender, Jennifer Camm, Ashley Collinsworth, Brittany Comstock, Danielle Dupont, Jordan Earlywine, Laura Geiman, Anna Goetz, Abby Hills, Gretchen Hinkel, Gabrea Hansman, Lisa Patterson, Taylor Rosenhagen, Lindsey Scaggs, Lindsey Steller, Sonja Thams. Newport Central Catholic: Alexis Abner, Kim Bihl, Morgan Dubuc, Kaela Freppon, Brittany Fryer, Annie Gruenschlaeger, Hannah Kelly, Jamie Kohls, Aubrey Muench, Mallory Niemer, Alyx Schulte, Frannie Schultz, Amy Schwarber, Sarah Suedkamp.

Girls Honorable Mention All State

Campbell County: Megan Fangman, Lauren Nehus, Paige Yenter. NCC: Andi Macke.

Boys All State

Newport: Brandon Carter, Jordan Hatfield.

Boys Honorable Mention All State

Bellevue: Tim Derek Huninghake.


Bishop Brossart High School hires Wiseman as volleyball coach Bishop Brossart High School announced Thursday, July 9, that it hired former Highlands High School volleyball coach Pennie Wiseman as its new head volleyball coach. Wiseman had previously coached volleyball as an assistant at Highlands (2003-2005, 2007-

2008) and Campbell County (2001-2002) high schools. In 2005, she was the head varsity coach at Highlands. After the 2005 season, Wiseman took a year off coaching to start a family. She came back and coached Highlands junior varsity team in

2007 and 2008. She also played high school volleyball at Dayton and went on to play at Maryville College in Tennessee. “We are very impressed with coach Wiseman and feel she will bring a great deal of experience and skills to our program,” Bishop

Brossart Athletic Director Mel Webster said in a press release. “She has been a part of the highly successful Lady Birds program at Highlands and knows what it takes to propel our program to the next level, but at the same time she comes from a Class A school as an athlete.”

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Kings Soccer Academy sends 2 teams to regionals By Adam Kiefaber

In a year of being shorthanded and injuries, the U13 girls’ soccer team at the Kings Soccer Academy was dealt another blow right before the start of its semifinal match in the 2009 Ohio South State Cup. During warm-ups, goalkeeper Samantha Shoemaker bumped into the goal post, injuring her leg. Shoemaker was rushed to the sidelines and head coach Paulette Rumpke decided that her yearlong starter in goal couldn’t play. That was when Bridgette Hildreth, who hadn’t played

or practiced as a goalie for her team, volunteered to fill in for Shoemaker. “That was the turning point for us because everyone was let down and were about to shut down mentally right before the kickoff and they kept it together and came out on top,” Rumpke said. Hildreth ended up with a couple of nice saves in a 1-0 shutout win. The following game, Shoemaker was back in goal for the finals. The U13 team won that game as well, earning a spot in U.S. Youth Soccer Region II Championships in Sioux Fall, S.D. “This group worked

U13 roster


The Kings Soccer Academy U13 Elite soccer team pictured after winning the 2009 Ohio South State Cup Championship. Front row from left to right; Bridgette Hildreth, Lily Weber, Samantha Shoemaker, Madi Velten, Anna Cipollone, Kaitlynn Kiehl, Savannah Carmosino, Alexis Kiehl and coach Paulette Rumpke. Back row from left to right; Katelyn Poehner, Abby Stadtmiller, Abby Weigel, Gabrielle Brokamp, Morgan Verst, Alexis Burdick, Anna Cornacchione. extremely hard and have been very dedicated. I am so proud of them,” Rumpke said. “They have put in a lot of time and a lot of hard work.” Rumpke’s team lost its

three games in regional, but her squad, if they stick together, will have a chance to get back to the regional next summer. U13 is the youngest age group that can qualify for the regional tournament. While Rumpke’s team was making their first appearance, Barnard Baker’s U18 team went to the regional for the second consecutive summer in 2009. The U18 squad is made up entirely of high school seniors that have been on the same club team for the past five summers. During that span, the group has participated in three regional tournaments and won the Kentucky State Cup Championship this season. “I think it is a very special group. They have been together since they were 14,

which is really rare in club soccer. For this group, it wasn’t going to a different club or getting exposure for college, it was more about sticking together as a team and accomplishing things together,” Baker said. Many of Baker’s players are moving on to play in college. “This was probably one of my favorite teams that I have ever coached,” said Baker who was been coaching for over 10 years. “They are great players, but even better people and they are going to be very successful wherever they go.” Like the U13 team, Baker’s team lost all three of its regional matches, ending its season. On a another note, the Kings Soccer Academy had

• Gabrielle Brokamp of Anderson, Ohio • Alexis Burdick of Batavia, Ohio • Savannah Carmosino of New Richmond, Ohio • Anna Cipollone of Turpin, Ohio • Anna Cornacchione of Turpin, Ohio • Bridgette Hildreth of Alexandria • Alexis Kiehl of Mt Washington, Ohio • Kaitlynn Kiehl of Mt Washington, Ohio • Katelyn Poehner of Batavia, Ohio • Samantha Shoemaker of Reading, Ohio • Abby Stadtmiller of Alexandria • Madi Velten of Batavia, Ohio • Morgan Verst of Alexandria • Lily Weber of Park Hills • Abby Weigel of Anderson, Ohio a U15 girls’ team and U17 girls’ team finish as a finalists this year in the Kentucky State Cup Championships. The organization also had a U10 girls’ team win the Ohio South State Cup Championship and a U12 girls’ team finish as a finalist in that event this summer.

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chance to see the Cincinnati Kings premier development team this season. The Kings end their season at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 19, at the Town & Country soccer complex The team is comprised of college-age players, including 13 Greater Cincinnati colleges or high schools. The Kings started the season 1-4, which ultimately kept them out of the playoffs in the United Soccer League. “I’m concerned with playing well at the end of the season,” said head coach Roby Stahl. “We’re a little different than some other leagues. We’re U23; we’re committed to using college players. A lot of these teams have older established players.” Stahl said the defense improved in the second half of the season as the players got to know each other. “We’ve had some good results and are playing with confidence,” he said. “If we come back with eight to 12 players from this year, I’d feel more comfortable because they have had time together. They know what my style is and I know what their style is.”


The Northern Kentucky Reds 9U baseball team has a few openings on its fall team. The team has done well in the recreation leagues in Northern Kentucky and has played in tournaments in both Kentucky and Ohio, and wants to move the team toward more competitive baseball. Players cannot turn 10 before May 1, 2010. Fun and fundamentals is the name of the game. Call Steve Baker, 240-0661.

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This month marks the 40th anniversary of man’s first step on the moon. What do you remember about that event? Do you think the U.S. should return to the moon? Why or why not?

“It was July 21, 1969, and I was finishing up a career step in West Virginia, and preparing to move to Cincinnati. “I remember that a co-worker named Dick Longyear was with my wife and I when Neil Armstrong made history; his first words were, ‘Houston - the Eagle has landed.’ “And then came the unforgettable ‘That’s one small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind.’ “I may lack the necessary wisdom and foresight to understand it all clearly, but to be honest, I see no point in any attempts by the U.S. to return to the moon, or explore other planets in the solar system.

Do you think the economic stimulus plan is working, or should the federal government implement another round of stimulus packages? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. “The risks will probably always remain incredibly high, the costs astronomical (no pun intended), and the benefits questionable. Bill B. “Unless we clearly would benefit in someway, or it would advance our knowledge in someway, with the fact we do not have the funds. I would have to object to the increased federal spending, which is already out of control. “My hope is that someday both the Republican and Democrat parties will begin to control spending. Excessive taxation leads to destruction of our financial system.

Laws involving assault on sports officials iIt is that time of year again! Tryouts start in many areas this week for school and other sports activities. Many sports are ongoing as my wife and children are presently in Florida where my daughter is participating in a basketball tournament, and I'm sitting at work writing this article. Anyone else see a problem with this picture? While all of us want our children to do well, sometimes people get too excited. I thought it might be helpful to review Kentucky's law concerning assaults on sports officials and discuss the problem of parents and other fans taking kids' games too seriously. Sports are a large part of our entertainment and recreation whether you are an athlete or a fan. Sports are a great thing for our kids but problems arise when the players or parents or others take these recreational activities too seriously. Often emotions run high and tempers flare and sometimes players or fans lose control. Unfortunately, sometimes our referees, umpires and other sports officials are victims of emotional outbursts from players or fans who take the game too seriously. In order to protect sports officials from assaults, the Kentucky General Assembly passed a law which provides protection for sports officials and establishes penalties for the crime of assaulting a sports official. A person is guilty of assault on a sports official when he or she intentionally causes physical injury to the official who was officiating at the time of the injury or was arriving or leaving an athletic facility where an athletic event was being held. In order to be covered by this particular law, the sports official must be registered as a member of a national, state, regional or local organization that provides education and training to sports officials. Assaulting a sports official under Kentucky law is a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months in jail and up to a $500 fine. However, if five or more people assemble and assault a sports official, each person can be charged with a Class D Felony. Also, any second or subsequent offense of assaulting a sports offi-

cial is a Class D Felony. A Class D Felony carries a penalty of one to five years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. This office has in the past James A. and will continue Daley in the future to Community a g g r e s s i v e l y prosecute playRecorder ers, coaches or guest fans who assault columnist sports officials. Although the local school and recreational sports are wonderful activities for the players and the fans, we must all remember that they are just games. When people take these games too seriously, it sets a very bad example for our children and can result in criminal prosecution if a sports official or another player or fan is assaulted. In addition to assaults on sports officials, as indicated in the “Hockey Dad” case mentioned above, sometimes there is criminal conduct directed toward coaches or other parents or fans. Obviously any such assaults or other criminal conduct will be prosecuted to the fullest extent permitted by law. However, a question that needs to be asked is why do these situations ever get to the point of there being criminal activity. I know that I get excited and cheer hard for my children as we all do. Please remember these are just kids' games. Relax and don't take these games so seriously. If nothing else, think of what a terrible example this type of adult criminal conduct is for the children. Think of how our children are probably going to be embarrassed and maybe affected for life. It's okay to get excited about kids' sports events, but use a little restraint and common sense and just enjoy. I hope this information is interesting and helpful. If you have any topics you would like to have covered in this column, please mail to me at 331 York Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071 or fax to me at 491-5932 or email our office at James A. Daley is the Campbell County Attorney.






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Cybercrimes bill to aid families In my travels across Kentucky, parents have often asked me what government can do to protect kids on the Internet. Law enforcement have also complained to me that many officers don’t have the resources to process a computer hard drive for evidence, despite the fact that 80 percent of crimes committed today involve some type of digital evidence. The concerns of parents and police in every corner of the commonwealth have helped shape my agenda as attorney general. I have worked closely with Kentucky lawmakers to draft legislation that would strengthen state laws to better protect children from the dangers that exist online and have identified areas where the law lags technology. I have also worked closely with parents, like Mark Neblett, whose daughter, Rachel, committed suicide after being stalked online. My cybercrimes legislation, passed by the General Assembly during the 2009 regular session, took effect on June 25. This was not only a personal victory, but a victory for Kentucky families. My new law puts in place important safeguards for parents and it gives police and prosecutors the tools they need to arrest and convict cyberpredators who try to harm our children. About the Cybercrimes Law: • Prohibits sex offenders from logging onto social-networking

sites that are used by children under the age of 18. • Requires sex offenders to update their email addresses and online idenJack Conway tifiers with the Community registry in a Recorder similar fashion they update guest as their physical columnist addresses. The bill codifies the Kentucky State Police Department’s current practice of making e-mails available in a searchable database that is accessible to the public. • Amends Kentucky’s stalking statute to include cyberstalking, recognizing that threats or harassment can take place online and in person. • Closes a loophole in current law by clarifying that it is a crime for a person to transmit live sexually explicit images of themselves to minors over the Internet or other electronic network via webcam or other technological devices. • Allows police to seize personal property, such as a computer or car, which has been used by a predator in the commission of sexual offenses against children. • Grants administrative subpoena power to the Office of the Attorney General when investigating online crimes involving the

sexual exploitation of children. This gives investigators direct access to secure relevant information that will help officers identify perpetrators in these cases. • Creates the crime of “phishing” when someone tries to obtain personal identifying information using a Web page, electronic device or e-mail. In addition to bringing criminal statutes up to date with changes in technology, I’ve talked to more than 14,000 Kentucky children and adults about the dangers that exist online through my cybersafety presentations. I have also partnered with the Kentucky Department of Education and Kentucky Child Now to expand our cybersafety education efforts. June marked the one-year anniversary of my new cybercrimes unit dedicated to investigating crimes that occur online. Since its creation, the unit – a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force – has launched 50 child pornography investigations and seized more than 14,400 child pornographic images and nearly 2,200 videos depicting child pornography. I appreciate all of the parents, law enforcement officers, prosecutors and lawmakers who have worked with us on this issue and helped us make Kentucky a safer place to live, work and raise a family. Jack Conway is Kentucky attorney general.

The way forward on health care Our health care system is in need of reform. Health care costs are too expensive and many families do not have access to the affordable, high-quality health care that they deserve. In the coming weeks and months, Congress will debate health care reform proposals. As a father of six and a former small business owner, ensuring access to quality health care is one of my top priorities. To strengthen America’s health care system, my Republican colleagues and I support commonsense reforms that make health care more affordable, reduce the number of uninsured Americans and increase quality at a price our country can afford. Our plan would let families choose an affordable health plan that best meets their needs, regardless of pre-existing conditions. It would also ensure that medical decisions are made between patients and doctors, not by government bureaucrats. Finally, our plan would include prevention, wellness and disease management programs and support research and treatments for life-threatening diseases. You can read more about our ideas for health care reform at Democrat leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate have already released drafts of their health care reform proposals. The central feature of the leading Democratic proposals is a new government-run insurance plan that they claim will increase “competition” in the health insurance marketplace. However, this concept will put America on an inevitable path to a single-payer government-run health care system by forcing private insurers out of business. When all the other choices are

eliminated, there is no competition and federal government would have control over your health care. A new study U.S. Rep. by the non-parGeoff Davis tisan Lewin (www. Community Group lewin. com) Recorder estimates that guest the governcolumnist ment-run plan would underpay health care providers by 20-30 percent. With no negotiating power against the federal bureaucracy, physicians and hospitals would be forced to make up the difference by increasing rates for those with private insurance. Experience with Medicare and Medicaid have already demonstrated this phenomenon. The Lewin Group concludes that a government-run plan would result in more than 114 million Americans losing their current health insurance coverage, including 106 million Americans who currently have employer-provided health care. Any successful health care reform must embrace solutions that will reduce costs within the health care system as a whole. Wrapping the complexity and inefficiency of government bureaucracy around the entire health care system will make the true costs of health care even less transparent and result in the continued unchecked growth of the system. A “one size fits all” government-run health care system by design will never be able to provide the American people with timely access to the quality health care that they deserve. Republi-

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We welcome guest columns on all sides of an issue; however, potential columnists should reserve space in advance with Editor Michelle Shaw by calling 578-1053. Include with your column your name, address, daytime telephone number, and a twoto-three line biography outlining your expertise related to this topic. Either include a color headshot of yourself, or make arrangements when you call to have your photo taken here. We reserve the right to edit for length, accuracy and clarity. Columns may be no more than 500 words. Deadline: Noon Friday for next Thursday’s issue. E-mail: mshaw@ Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Community Recorder may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. cans and Democrats alike want to make quality health care coverage affordable and accessible for every American. However, the devil is in the details. As a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, I am working hard with my colleagues to develop sensible solutions to reform our health care system. The Ways and Means Committee will play a critical role in shaping health reform legislation this year. I look forward to working with my colleagues and the Administration to craft commonsense legislation that will produce the right way forward for American health care. U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Hebron, serves in the U.S. House of Representatives.



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Kim Baine, who owns the Campbell County franchise of Kona Ice with her husband Chris, serves a snow cone to Carter Schabell, a member of the YMCA's pre-school camp. Schabell is with camp counselor, Beth Pelgen.

Kona Ice offers family atmosphere, fun Since last June, Chris and Kim Baine have been seen throughout Campbell County, always leaving behind some smiles. The couple owns a franchise of Kona Ice trucks that sell snow cones and ice cream. “We’ve been looking to start our own business for years, but we were very particular about what we wanted to do,” said Chris. “We really like the whole family atmosphere that is generated by Kona Ice.” Chris said his family really cares about the community and it makes the family happy to serve the residents and make them happy.

From April through October, Kim said the truck travels throughout the whole county, spending a lot of time at parks and camps and helping raise money for local school and charities. “Campbell County has really embraced us,” said Chris. “We are very grateful for the families who have trusted us and supported us.” In the future, the Baines said they hope to expand their franchise and get more trucks, but stay in the Campbell County area. “We have lived all over the country, and we’re here because we choose to live here because we love it here,” Chris said.



The Campbell County High School 4x200 girls’ track team, made up of Anna Carrigan, Christian Heilman, Katie Kitchen and Paige Yenter, accepts first place at the Kentucky state track meet.


Mercy Montessori Center’s future marathoners gear up for the Flying Pig Kid’s Marathon. The school group logged 25 miles prior to race day and participated in challenges promoting healthy eating and exercise habits for life. From left are Courtney Keesee of Hyde Park, Isabella Walker, Julia Kiefer of Bellevue, Ky., Will Bronsil of Anderson Township, Elliot Hull, Cade Walker, Hank Perry of Mt. Washington, Nathan Keesee of Hyde Park and Isobel Glass of Hyde Park.


Adam Meredith, a senior at Campbell County High School, signs a letter of intent to play soccer at Georgetown College.

The Northern Kentucky Elite Real Deal Athletics ninth-grade AAU team celebrates winning first Place (Division II) at Kings Island Memorial Tournament. Team members are, in front from left, Sam Riddle, Tyler Cornelison and Alex Clemons. In back, from left are Coach Ryan Brown, Chris Henderson, David Prescott, Justin Saunders, Bubby Webster, Darius Meiman, Jonathon Schoonover, Aaron Spencer, Tyler Cohorn and Coach Mike Hester. Not pictured is Louis Maniacci.

Moms become McVolunteers Antique Show

Find what you are looking for at one of Northern Kentucky’s biggest antique shows Sunday, July 19, at the Burlington Antique Show. The Burlington Antique show is held at the Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, on the third Sunday of every month. More than 300 vendors will be on hand with antiques and vintage collectibles. Regular show hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Early shopping is available from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. The cost is $5 to enter early, while it costs $3 to enter the show after 8 a.m. For information, visit

Sushi for beginners

Learn how to roll your own sushi during a hands-on class at the Party Source in Bellevue Monday, July 20, 2009 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Chef Myint will show his students the basics of the equipment, technique and ingredients that go into making sushi from home. The cost for class is $50. For more information, visit or call 291-4007.

Support a local band

Covington-based band, Crashing Plains, will have a CD release show at the Madison Theater Saturday, July 18, at 8 p.m. The band will be giving out a three-song demo CD at the show for free, but will be taking donations in hope to record a full-length debut album in studio. To find out more, visit

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24 and hamburgers and hot dogs last Saturday. In addition to contributions Karen from moms, a large amount of garlic Gutiérrez toast was donated • A couple gallons of marinara sauce is really managing by Tony Thompson, heavy. editor general manager of the LaRosa’s at • Spaghetti will be a Fourth and Madison gloopy mess if you don’t streets in Covingcoat it with something. ton. • Homemade desserts “I feel so thankmake up for a lot. ful for our Children’s • Moms and dads have a Hospital, and I love what Ronald huge heart for other families in need. McDonald House does for the families Twice now, members of Cincy- there,” Brehm said. “I think that this have donated, pre- is a wonderful way to give back to our pared and served dinner for families community.” It’s also a way to get young people staying at Ronald McDonald House while their children receive care at involved. They can help in the kitchen Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical before and after dinner. When it’s over, staff people at Center. Doing the meals is a great way to Ronald McDonald House give volunhave a tangible impact on people in teers a tour of the building, so everyneed, as well as introduce children to one learns more about the services provided to families. volunteering. We recommend it! For more information on getting Our efforts began when a Delhi mom, Elisha Brehm, read a post on involved, go to www.rmhcincinnati.˜ our site by a representative of Ronald org and click on “Ways to Volunteer.” The coordinator of meals and McDonald House. Brehm and another mom, Jenn activities is Lisa Davis, at 513-636Wilson of Alexandria, initiated the 2760. Volunteers and donors from Cincyproject, kept track of who was donating what, and made sure we had included Teresa Alexander of Amelia; Jennifer Arey of enough helping hands. Our members served spaghetti June Westwood; Elisha and Chad Brehm Things we learned while cooking dinner for 125 people at Ronald McDonald House:

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Jenn Wilson of Alexandria (left) and Mandy Gerth of Monfort Heights prepare salad for the Ronald McDonald House dinner served by and son, Chandler, of Delhi; Katie Folzenlogen of Loveland; Mandy Gerth and daughter, Brianna, of Monfort Heights; Lisa Griffith of Green Township; Rebecca Homan of Norwood; Laura Mester of Fort Thomas; Carolyn Miller-Williamson of Batavia; Erin Nester of Pierce Township, Eileen Pineau of North Avondale; Dyan Price of Ludlow; Melissa Shank of Batavia; Tony Thompson of Covington; Stephanie Thompson of Anderson Township; Jenn and Nick Wilson of Alexandria; Shelli Phelps of Union; and Gillian Woodward of Liberty Township. Thanks everyone! Karen Gutiérrez is managing editor of Reach her at, and follow local mom topics on


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Tri-State Photographic Society, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service, 3500 Alexandria Pike, Club meetings include programs, photo competition, social contact, and networking on photography. Presented by Tri-State Photographic Society. 635-2228. Highland Heights.


Campbell County Farmers’ MarketAlexandria, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Southern Lanes Sports Center, 7634 Alexandria Pike, Parking lot. Includes produce, plants, flowers, jams, jellies, honey and arts and crafts. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 572-2600. Alexandria.

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The Garden, noon-4 p.m. Passionate Arts Center, 31-33 W. Pike St. Paintings and jewelry by Paula Peake, Kinetic Sculpture by Daniel Batson and mixed media by Barbie Jones and many others. Additional hours by appointment through July 30. 393-8358. Covington. Drawings by Taron Jordan, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Reality Tuesday Cafe, 261-4939. Park Hills. Visions of Kentucky, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 491-3942. Covington.


Disney Night, 6 p.m. Vito’s Cafe, 654 Highland Ave. Suite 29, Kids eat free. Servers sing Disney songs. Reservations required. 4429444. Fort Thomas.


Carolann Ames and Band, 8 p.m. Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St. Photographs of Ames shot for album by a WNKU-FM DJ for sale. Photo sales and concert benefits Baker Hunt Foundation. $12. 431-0020. Covington.


M42, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Five-piece pop/rock band. 2910550. Newport.


Big Rock Club, 9:30 p.m. Olde Fort Thomas Pub, 1041 S. Fort Thomas Ave. $3. 4411927. Fort Thomas. Benjy Davis, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. With Tony Lucca. Ages 18 and up. $12, $10 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions, Inc.. 513-779-9462. Newport.


John Morgan, 8 p.m. $14 and 10:15 p.m. $14. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Through July 19. 957-2000. Newport. The Recession Proof Comedy Show, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St. Featuring Steve Booth and Dave Hyden from the Doritos Super Bowl commercial. Sketch comedy, illusions, stand-up and music. $10. Through Aug. 7. 655-9140. Newport.

In The Dark, noon-9 p.m. Newport on the Levee, 513-287-7000. Newport. Jellyfish Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444. Newport. Frog Bog, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444. Newport. Penguin Parade, 9:15 a.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444. Newport.


Freedom Dancers, 7:30 p.m. Florence Christian Church, 300 Main St. Plus level Western style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Florence.


Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m. Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd. Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. With Arthur Leech. $30. Reservations required. 426-1042. Crestview Hills.


Zumba Fitness, 10 a.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Dance to variety of Latin rhythms. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Beginners welcome. $5. 491-3942. Covington.

James Claypool, noon-2 p.m. Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, 411 E. 10th St. Author discusses and signs “Our Fellow Kentuckians Rascals, Heroes and Just Plain UNCommon Folk. 261-4287. Newport.


Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Lounge. Ages 21 and up. 431-2201. Newport.


John Morgan, 7:30 p.m. $14. and 10 p.m. $14. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000. Newport.


I Love a Piano, 8 p.m. Stauss Theatre, 5725464. Highland Heights. Best of Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, 957-7625. Newport.


Campbell County Backroads Farm Tour, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Campbell County Conservation District, 8351 E Main St. Suite 104, Selfguided auto tour may begin from any one of 16 farms in county. See for locations to pick up maps. Free. 635-9587. Alexandria. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 1 9


In The Dark, noon-6 p.m. Newport on the Levee, 513-287-7000. Newport. Jellyfish Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444. Newport. Frog Bog, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444. Newport. Penguin Parade, 9:15 a.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444. Newport.


Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Newport. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs and activities. Ages 3 and up. Registration required. 572-5033. Fort Thomas.


I Love a Piano, 8 p.m. Stauss Theatre, Nunn Drive, Fine Arts Center 101, Story of centuryold piano told through songs of Irving Berlin. Dinner service begins 90 minutes before curtain. $29 includes dinner; $15 performance only. Reservations required. Through July 26. 572-5464. Highland Heights. Best of Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Sketch comedy shorts and music by BillWho? $30, $20 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. Through Sept. 5. 957-7625. Newport.



Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Promenade. Mushrooms, onions, apples, baked goods, pumpkins, cut flowers and more. 292-2163. Covington. Campbell County Farmers’ Market-Newport, 9 a.m.-noon, Historic Newport Business District, Monmouth Street, At 7th and Monmouth streets. Includes produce, plants, flowers, jams, jellies, honey and arts and crafts. 572-2600. Newport.

Open Acoustic Jam, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Willis Music Store Performance Hall, 7567 Mall Road, Join and jam. All levels welcome. Free. 525-6050. Florence.


Open Blues Jam with Them Bones, 8 p.m. Mansion Hill Tavern, 502 Washington Ave. Ages 21 and up. 581-0100. Newport.


John Morgan, 7:30 p.m. $12. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000. Newport.


David Cook will be performing at the Madison Theater in Covington Monday, July 20. Cook, who was made famous by winning the seventh season of “American Idol,” will be playing music from his self-titled album which features hits “Light On” and “Time of My Life.” The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Green River Ordinance will also be performing. Tickets are $32. For more information, visit or call 491-2444. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 2 0


Drawings by Taron Jordan, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Reality Tuesday Cafe, 261-4939. Park Hills. Themes and Revelations, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Artisans Enterprise Center, 292-2322. Covington.


Monday Marketing Masters: Marketing Lecture Series, 6 p.m. “Find, Win and Keep Customers.”, Artisans Enterprise Center, 25 W. Seventh St. For small business operators. Free. 292-2322. Covington.


Bluegrass Jam, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St. First floor. With Scott Risner. 4916659. Covington.


Future Of The Left, 9:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Parlour. The Frankl Project and Animal Circles. All ages. $10, $8 advance. 431-2201. Newport.


In Haus Comedy Night, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Local comedians perform. Free. Through Dec. 21. 432-2326. Covington.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 7:05 p.m. vs. Evansville Otters. $1 Monday. Champion Window Field, 7950 Freedom Way, VIP includes wait service. $10 VIP, $8.50, $6 lawn. Presented by Florence Freedom Professional Baseball. 594-4487. Florence. T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 2 1


Campbell County Farmers’ Market-Highland Heights, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Campbell County Senior Center, 3504 Alexandria Pike, Parking lot. Includes flowers, plants and produce. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 572-2600. Highland Heights.

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In The Dark, noon-7 p.m. Newport on the Levee, 513-287-7000. Newport. Jellyfish Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444. Newport. Frog Bog, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444. Newport. Penguin Parade, 9:15 a.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444. Newport.

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Civil Air Patrol Squadron Meeting, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. U.S. Army Reserve Center, 90 Carmel Manor, Teaches search and rescue, aerospace and leadership education for adults and children ages 12 and older. Free. Presented by Civil Air Patrol. 802-7101. Fort Thomas.


Digital Photography, 7 p.m. Displaying, sharing and storing your photos. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, With Sara Mahle, lecturer/producer-director from Northern Kentucky University. Bring your own digital camera. Teens and adults. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring.


Toddler Story Time, 11 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 572-5033. Fort Thomas. Toddler Story Time, 11 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 781-6166. Cold Spring. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 572-5033. Fort Thomas. Toddler Story Time, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport. Baby Time, 10 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring. Lap Time, 9:30 a.m. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Quiet rhymes, bounces, lullabies and books with your baby. Ages birth to walkers. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5033. Fort Thomas.


Artist in Residence, 9 p.m. With The Crisp Brothers. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Lounge. Ages 21 and up. 431-2201. Newport.


Party Planning, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Vito’s Cafe, 654 Highland Ave. Suite 29, Includes hors d’oeuvres and champagne. Learn about planning parties at Vito’s. 442-9444. Fort Thomas.


Pajama Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 3 and up. Free. 781-6166. Cold Spring. Baby Time, 10 a.m. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Ages 2 and under. Free. 781-6166. Fort Thomas.


Hillbilly Thursday, 9 p.m. With Stillhouse Hollow. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Lounge. Ages 21 and up. 431-2201. Newport.


Don Fangman Sings Sinatra, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Knotty Pine on the Bayou, 6720 Licking Pike. Free. Reservations required. 781-2200. Campbell County.


Live at the Levee, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. With The Rusty Griswolds. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Riverwalk Plaza. Summer concert series. 291-0550. Newport.


Fish Fry, 4:45 p.m.-8 p.m. Newport Elks Lodge, 441-1273. Cold Spring.


THE NANCY AND DAVID WOLF COLLECTION The Cincinnati Art Museum will host family activities from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 30, at the museum’s Artworld. The exhibit, “Outside the Ordinary,” at the museum through Sept. 13, inspires hands-on, family-friendly activities, including puzzles, sculpture building, art making and more at Artworld. Artworld is free and reservations are not required. Visit Pictured is “Wall Piece 3644,” by Therman Statom, part of “Outside the Ordinary.”

Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 5725033. Fort Thomas. Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Stories, songs and activities. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 7816166. Cold Spring. Preschool Story Time, 11 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 5725033. Fort Thomas. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Ages 3 and up. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport.


The Cincinnati Opera presents “Carmen” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, and Friday, July 24; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at Music Hall. For tickets call 513241-2742 or


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Death has no favorites – even celebrities die them the same A lot of famous people favoritism we do and have died recently and that back off. bothers us. It bothers us How unsettled we because the fact of death are when we become bothers us terribly. aware that death plays In every life death anxino favorites. ety is operative in great and The day of our small ways. Leavings and death losings are not on our agenFather Lou thought ofisas faralways off. da. Guntzelman The day we come to And the second reason we’re bothered over these Perspectives know we will eventually die – not know it recent deaths is because they have shattered our supposi- merely in our minds but realize it in our hearts – that day is the day tions. We suppose that if a person we become a philosopher. Thereafter we pose momentous has prestige, wealth, celebrity and popularity that those facts bring questions to ourselves and it takes with them a certain degree of the rest of our lives to answer them. immortality. It’s a sad occurrence when We suppose important people (presuming they are) have a favored people never even let charmed life and are too important themselves get to the questions. Among the questions that arise to lose. Death is supposed to show are ones such as: How should I

live knowing I will die some day? Why love anyone at all if they can be taken away from me, and I from them? Is it better to be cautious and avoid the risk of great love for someone in order to be safe from the heartache of grief? Is there more life after this world’s life that is even more desirable, or is there only disintegration and dry nothingness? Is there a God who created me, loves me, and keeps me alive eternally? The alternative to struggling with questions such as these is to employ certain defenses against the questions ever arising. Hedonism says we can become impervious to death anxiety if we “eat, drink, and be merry.” Denial says, “Just don’t think about it and keep busy.” Agnostic practicality asks,

“Why try to live life wholeheartedly if it will all end?” Ernest Becker acknowledges this strange way of thinking: “The irony of man’s condition is that the deepest need is to be free of the anxiety of death and annihilation; but it is life itself which awakens it, and so we shrink from being fully alive.” Will it help us diminish death anxiety if we draw back from life, from deeply loving, from compassion and enjoyment and closeness to another person? The answer - like so many other answers – is another of life’s paradoxes. Knowing death will come for us some day is the very factor that makes it possible for us to live life now in an authentic fashion. For what is limited is precious, what is plentiful becomes cheap. Knowing our years are limited

urges us to appreciate their preciousness. Death – rather being only a cause of bleak pessimism – ought to be a catalyst to enjoy authentic life modes now. Poet Mary Oliver puts it well: When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom taking the world into my arms. … I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

Use cash instead of debit to avoid overdraft charges The nation’s banks continue to raise fees on everything from credit cards to checking accounts. Banks say they need the money to make up for losses they incur during this recession. But customers and consumer groups are crying foul. Banks have come under much criticism for making it easy for customers to spend more money than they have in their account so they can assess overdraft fees. People like Bridget Felts of Milford are furious. She received three overdraft charges recently and said it’s

not fair. “This was for a total of a negative $5.90, and they are chargme, Howard Ain ing with one Hey Howard! fee that w a s already taken off, $104 – for $5.90. I was just dumbfounded,” Felts said. Felts’ bank had agreed to drop one charge, but not the other two. “It’s a negative $5.90, from what they’re telling me

because, if you look at the statement, it shows I have money the whole time – it never went negative. But they keep saying, ‘It’s for pending. It’s for pending,’ ” she said. The “pending” charges are for two debit card purchases of less than $5 each. “We budget our biweekly checks to the penny so $104, that’s our grocery money, that’s our gas in our car. It’s devastating. I was literally begging these people to give me my money back,” Felts said. After several calls the bank agreed to return the

fees, but Felts said what happened is wrong. “The punishment should fit the crime. If there’s a negative $5.90 balance, $104 is absurd, it’s absolutely ridiculous … It’s not right. It can take months for families to recoup these losses,” Felts said. “I’m a family of five, every penny counts, and they’re just taking it like, ‘Oh, it’s no big deal,’ ” she said. As with others I’ve seen in this situation, most of the overdraft fees are caused by the use of a debit card. Instead of putting those

small charges on her debit card she could have paid cash, and Felts says she’s now learned her lesson. “Use cash. People need to start using cash more often,” she said. Felts said the government is enacting new credit card laws and should reevaluate what the banks are doing. The Federal Reserve is now deciding whether to crack down on automatic overdraft protection. A rule is expected later this year that would prevent banks from manipulating the order of checks and deb-

its so they maximize overdraft fees. Meanwhile, Congress is also listening to consumers and a proposal there would require banks to tell customers when they are at risk of incurring overdraft fees at an ATM machine or cash register so they can cancel the transaction. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


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Kids with egg, dairy allergy can still eat cake One of the most fun things about writing this column is the feedback I get from you. No matter where I am, whether it’s the grocery store, Macy’s, teaching a class or speaking to a group, someone comes up and mentions my column. I have Rita a l w a y s Heikenfeld b e l i e v e d Rita’s kitchen t h a t ’ s because this column isn’t just about food: it’s a “place� where we gather each week and share recipes, memories, tips, opinions. A good example of this is Michelle Smith, a New Richmond reader, who requested an eggless cake for son Ethan’s 4th birthday. Clermont County reader Annie Hoffman, a cottage baker, came to the rescue. The bonus is the cake is dairy-free, too.

Annie’s dairy-free, eggless chocolate cake

Annie says, “The kids will love this cake.� Will make 26 cupcakes, a 9-by-13 pan, a 12-by-9 pan or even an 8-by-8 pan. Annie likes to use a 12by-9 pan or 8-by-8 square for thicker cake. Just adjust the baking time: 18 to 20 minutes for cupcakes; start testing cakes about 25 minutes. When toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, it’s done. Don’t overbake. Temperature: 350 degrees for all. 3 cups all purpose flour 2 cups sugar 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 ⠄3 cup Canola (she uses Kroger) oil 2 cups water 2 tablespoons white/ clear vinegar 2 teaspoons vanilla Combine dry ingredients

in one bowl. Combine wet ingredients together in one bowl. Mix both together and beat until smooth. Pour into sprayed pan. Annie says cupcakes won’t be very tall but will be very moist.

Dairy-free fluffy frosting

Use vegetable shortening, not Crisco or any shortening that’s non-hydrogenated (Annie says it slides off the cake due to formula change to make it non-hydrogenated – it’s OK for cupcakes but will slide off sides of cake), so use Kroger or other store, generic brand that says vegetable shortening/hydrogenated. See my tip below. Use any flavor extract you like. 1

⠄2 cup vegetable shortening 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted 5 tablespoons water 1 ⠄2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ⠄2 teaspoon almond extract (opt.) 1 ⠄4 teaspoon butter flavoring (Wilton brand since it’s a

clear color) – opt. Put everything in bowl. Mix on low to incorporate. Scrape, then turn on medium for eight minutes. This will incorporate air so don’t skip this step – otherwise you’ll wind up with sugary, not fluffy, frosting. Makes 4 cups. Refrigerates up to six weeks – bring to room temp and rewhip on low. Chocolate: Start adding cocoa powder to taste, and, if necessary, a bit more water. “Makes the fudgiest frosting.�

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For another good eggless recipe plus tips on making a box cake eggless/dairy-free, log onto my Web version of this column at or call 513-591-6163 and leave your name and address.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Trouble with shortening: If you’ve experienced trouble with recipes using non-hydrogenated shorten-

ing (that makes it healthier), switch back to hydrogenated. Seems like most trouble is with pie crusts/frostings. I know, I know, hydrogenated shortening is not as healthy as non-hydrogenated but really, it’s not something any of us eat on a daily basis. Annie and I agree you should use what makes your recipes taste and look great. Otherwise, you’re wasting money, time and compromising flavor and appearance.

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For Mrs. Whitmer and several others. Go to taste on vinegar, sugar, lemon juice. 1

â „3 cup sugar â „2 teaspoon salt 1 â „8 teaspoon pepper 1 â „4 cup milk 1 â „2 cup mayonnaise 1 â „4 cup buttermilk 11â „2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar 21â „2 tablespoons lemon juice 1

8 cups finely chopped cabbage 1 â „4 cup grated carrots Whisk together sugar, salt, pepper, milk, mayo, buttermilk, vinegar and juice until smooth. Add cabbage and carrots and mix well. Refrigerate at least two hours before serving.

Rooting out recipes

• Anderson Township’s Pelican Reef’s slaw • Precinct’s Mac & Cheese I should know soon if the restaurants can share.

Recipe clairfication

Dreamsicle cake: Some readers are confused as to the Kool-Aid called for in the recipe. It’s 1/4 teaspoon and yes, it’'s dry. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at columns@ with “Rita’s kitchen� in the subject line. Or call 513-248-7130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at







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Meyer Aquascapes prepares for Ponderama 2009

Features 34 water gardens with unique designs Meyer Aquascapes announced plans for their seventh annual Pondarama 2009. Thirty-four beautiful

water features where homeowners are opening their piece of paradise so others can experience the joys and beauty of water gardening.

The home of Brenda and Gary Helton of Cold Spring.

The home of Dave and Terri Jager of Fort Thomas.



Water features are located in Anderson, Amberley, Blue Ash, Cleves/Bridgetown, Colerain, Delhi/ Green Township, Evendale, Harrison, Liberty Township, Loveland, Milford, Morrow, North Bend, Reading and in the following communities in Kentucky; Boone County, Cold Spring, Covington, Fort Mitchell, Fort Thomas and Taylor Mill. Join us for a two-day, self-guided tour of water gardens that display ecologically balanced ponds of various sizes and shapes and pondless waterfalls and streams. Tour begins on Saturday, July 25 and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. Selected features will be open Saturday evening for night viewing. Thirteen new additions to the tour this year. There is something for everybody. We have nine pondless waterfalls with streams ranging from 10 feet to 55 feet, twenty-five ponds and five bubbling rocks. The pond tour includes countless beautiful waterfalls and many streams with cascading water and many colorful fish, water plants and flowers. The scenic landscaped gardens compliment these

water features. Come sit on the benches and watch the dragonflies, frogs, and fish and view the beautiful lilies blooming in the afternoon. Folks are encouraged to bring their cameras and just enjoy a relaxing day in someone’s paradise. If you are dreaming of a water feature, then this is the tour for you. This is the largest garden tour in the area. Grouped in four sections so you can choose to drive 40 to 60 miles or do the full tour. The two-day admission price has been waived this year and is free. A brochure and maps can be found online at under the Pondarama icon. The tour brochure can also be picked up at the following garden centers. Bard Nursery in Amelia, Berns Garden Center in Middletown, Cyndi’s Garden Center on Rt 50 in Elizabethtown, Delhi Garden Center in Tri-County and West Chester, Lakeview Garden Center in Fairfield, Robben Florists in Delhi,

The home of Winston and Susie Faircloth of Cold Spring. Plants by Wolfangel on Beechmont Ave., and White Oak Garden Center on Blue Rock Rd. In Kentucky tickets are at Fort Thomas Nursery, Highland Garden Center on Alexandria Pike, Jackson Florist on Madison Ave in Covington and Maddox Garden Center in Florence. July 25-26 brochures can be picked up at Meyer Aquascapes Headquarters, 11011 Sand Run Road, in Whitewater Township. Dan Meyer, owner of


Meyer Aquascapes has been installing custom Aquascape products for the last 12 years. He is a certified contractor with Aquascape, Inc. and is an affiliated member of the Better Business Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce. For further information about the Aquascapes Ponds or to download the brochure go to click on Pondarama or call 513-9418500.

Miller to lead home builders strong community ties. His father, Jack Miller, was the past president of the Home Builders in the ’80s and president of the State Home Builders Association in the ’90s. His mother Jean was a past president of the Woman Council of the State Home Builders Association and the National Woman’s Council President. “I am very excited to serve such a long standing and vital organization such as the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky,” said Miller. “This association has an impres-

sive history of representing the men and women who work to help our neighbors realize the American Dream; the dream of homeownership. My focus is to help the organization set a path that leads the homebuilding, development and home and garden industry into continued success in the future.” Miller has a degree from Eastern Kentucky University and has been very involved with Salvation Army of Louisville and the Louisville Army Boys & Girls Club of Louisville. Brian and his wife, Jenny, have four young girls.


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District seeks input on development strategy The Northern Kentucky Area Development District (NKADD) is seeking public input on the update to its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDs) for Northern Kentucky. The strategy covers all eight counties of the NKADD. The CEDS helps guide economic development efforts at the NKADD. The NKADD is recognized by the Economic Development Administration as the Economic Development District for the region. A copy of the CEDS is available for public inspection at the offices of the



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NKADD during normal business hours at 22 Spiral Drive, Florence, Ky. 41042. A copy is also available at If any individual or organization has comments, questions, suggestions, or changes to the CEDS, they can do one of the following: • E-mail comments to • Mail comments to Robert Schrage, Assistant Director, NKADD, 22 Spiral Drive, Florence, KY 41042; • Or call Robert Schrage, 859-283-1885. Comments may be made through Aug. 14.

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Air Force Tech. Sgt. Paul D. Lindsey is one of 14 recruiters honored at the Air Force Recruiting Service's Operation Blue Suit for 2008, the premier event of the recruiting service headquartered at Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Top recruiters from around the world are recognized for outstanding performance of recruiting a diverse, highly-qualified volunteer force to fill career fields critical to accomplish the Air Force mission. Operation Blue Suit was initiated in 1979 to help bolster production in critical recruiting areas in Air Force

recruiting. The program recognizes top enlisted accession recruiters, officer accessions recruiters, flight chiefs, and other recruiting initiatives in various career fields needed to meet Air Force manpower requirements. Recruiters met their enlistment goals for the ninth consecutive year in 2008 despite the challenging times facing our nation's military servicemembers. The winners are nominated by their assigned recruiting groups and selected by a board based upon their performance in meeting assigned recruiting goals, leadership qualities, and other professional traits.

Lindsey is a recruiter assigned to the 338th Recruiter Squadron at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio. The recruiter has served in the military for 13 years. He is the son of Raymond J. and Michele J. Jones of Muinn Road, Butler, Ky. The technical sergeant is a 1993 graduate of Campbell County High School. Lindsey received a bachelor's degree in 2003 from the University of Cincinnati.

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Mentor a Covington Elementary Student or Holmes Middle School student through Covington Partners in Prevention, Covington. Call 859-392-3182. Reach out. Become a mentor to a Covington youth. School based mentoring programs are offered at elementary schools in Covington. Adults meet with a student once a week during the school day (8-3) for an 30-45 minutes, usually during the students lunch period. Mentors listen, support, befriend, and encourage local youth. A one year commitment is required. Background checks are required of all volunteers. One-on-one training is provided with a program coordinator before volunteers start to meet with students. On-site program coordinators are available for on going support.

Silverlake Splash & Dash

Scarf It Up For Those In Need, Erlanger. Call 859-802-4881. This is a 5K Run, Walk or Swim & Run with all registration fees will be donated to Scarf It Up We need volunteers to man the water table at this event

Live at the Levee Volunteers

Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859-491-8303. Volunteers are needed to work beer booth at Newport on the Levee's, Live at the Levee, a summer concert series. 12 Volunteers are needed on Thursday nights starting June 18th and ending August 5th, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Thrift housewares store clerk

Be Concerned, Inc, Covington. Call 859-291-1340. Wait on customers on Monday mornings and during the day in Be Concerned's thrift housewares store. Take money for purchases, make change, straighten up items on shelves.

Fill-in driver

Be Concerned, Inc, Covington. Call 859-291-1340. Drive agency van to pick up donated food from Kroger, Remke, other suppliers and return to the agency. Drivers needed weekday mornings to fill in for regular drivers while they are away.

Vehicle spruce up

Redwood Center, Ft. Mitchell. Call 859-331-0880 . Vacuum, wash and clean one or all nine of our vehicles.

Play Ball!

Redwood Center, Ft. Mitchell. Call 859-331-0880 . Baseball game-- Play a huge game of baseball in cafeteria Redwood style--(wiffle ball bat and large kick ball) The group could bring baseball music, help the clients bat, run bases and cheer. Redwood serves children and adults with multiple and sever disabilities.

Emergency Grocery Give-Away

Shoulder To Shoulder Inc., Newport. Call 859-371-0444. Package up groceries for individual families from the food collected by Shoulder To Shoulder, Inc. Deliver the groceries to the homes of families that need them.

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Redwood Center, Ft. Mitchell. Call 859-331-0880 . Assist the Dietary Supervisor with collecting free donations from various sources, including St. Vincent DePaul, Remkes and Action Ministries.

Job Exploration Leader

Boys & Girls Clubs, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Guide and inform members in the skills needed to search for and fulfill various careers or jobs they may be interested in.

Cooking Class Leader

Boys & Girls Clubs, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Lead basic cooking classes for members. Teach importance of safe cooking techniques, as well as healthful eating.

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Boys & Girls Clubs, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Help members utilize their creativity in their writing. Assist with writing homework, as well as projects members want to explore independently.

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Boys & Girls Clubs, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Teach members dance routines and fundamentals of dance. Work with members to take their ideas and create a routine.

Craft/Art room helper

Boys & Girls Clubs, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Create craft and art projects for members. Set up and assist members with the projects.

Sports coaches

Boys & Girls Clubs, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Volunteers needed to teach all sports to members, play with them, and reinforce positive sportsmanship.

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Boys & Girls Clubs, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Coach members in basics of cheerleading. Help construct routines, maintain safety, and organize activities. Boys & Girls Clubs, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Work with kids to help them learn to read and improve reading ability.

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Boys & Girls Clubs-, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Assist members with understanding math homework, and work with them to strengthen their understanding of the subject. Needed for members of all ages (6-18).

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Adopt a Garden

Redwood Center, Ft. Mitchell. Call 859-331-0880 . Adopt any of the gardening beds, from small to large. Spruce it up through weeding, trimming, purchasing and planting brightly colored annuals, and mulching.

The Pet Castle, Inc. Animal Rescue, Florence. Call 859-760-7098. Description Wanted: Foster care providers for pets in need, If you love and care about animals and want to help them enjoy the lives they deserve, please become a foster-care provider today. You may be asked to give a few days or weeks of your time. to the pet who benefits, it means a lifetime. Providing foster care, and you don't have to be an "expert" about animals. We provide food, medication and veterinary care. As a foster-care provider, you're asked to give love, care and time in a safe and nurturing environment. Each case is different. But in all cases, you're giving a pet the second chance he or she deserves. Animals can be brought back to the center during the time you are at work, etc. and pick up to be taken back home in the evening. Giving an animal the opportunity to get out of a cage and spend time with a family at night/evening, your days off. TPC is now working on having a seven day a week adoption center at PetsMart in Florence. Foster parents can drop off the animal for a few hours/during the time you are at work, and allow the general public an opportunity to meet and greet. If not, adopted, he or she may return to your home. We are needing more foster parents to be able to offer the positive atmosphere for the animals. We do not want to leave the animals over night (some cats may stay) but kittens, dogs and puppies should be able to destress each day from the center a minimum of two days a week a foster pet would be required to show at the center, in Florence, for a minimum of four hours each day.

More than 80 strong, ESCC's volunteers are retired and active professionals and business managers who serve as consultants, counselors, advisors, facilitators, trainers and mentors. We provide our members with training in all areas of services we offer, such as Consulting Skills, Board Development, Strategic Planning, Outcomes Assessment -- and more. Many of our volunteers travel, are active in other organizations, or have other commitments. Therefore, we are flexible and open to the type of commitment you wish to make. Some members devote extensive hours to projects during the months they are in town and others chose to select fewer projects on which to work. Founded in 1995, ESCC has served more than 450 clients in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Special Olympics - NKY, Florence. Call 859-525-7705. Need golf partners to work with Special Olympic athletes at the World of Sports in Florence. NEED to commit to the season. Play every other week starting in June 2009 end September 2009

Cage Setters

The Pet Castle, Inc. Animal Rescue, Florence. Call 859-760-7098. To bring down and set up dog crates at PetsMart in Florence, KY on Friday nights before an adoption event and someone to break them down and out them up after the event. Adoption events are on the Second Saturday of every month. We need two volunteers to set up on Fridays and two volunteers to break down on Saturdays

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859-491-8303. RSVP offers a full range of volunteer oportunities in the Northern Kentucky community for individuals 55 and over. Locations include libraries, hospitals, museums, local schools and social services agencies. Benefits include mileage reimbursement, supplemental accident insurance, appreciation events and recognition from the State of Kentucky Governor's office.

Saturday Clothing Closet Donation Assistance

Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859.491.8303. Assist in the Clothing Closet with receiving and sorting donations on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Use business to help nonprofits

Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati, Cincinnati. Call 513-791-6230. Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati (ESCC) is a non-profit organization of volunteer consultants dedicated to improving the quality of life in the nonprofit community in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. Volunteer members are like-minded men and women who are committed to helping public service organizations operate more efficiently to effectively serve their constituents.

Quality Control Volunteer

Redwood Center, Ft. Mitchell. Call 859-331-0880 . Do you like everything to be perfecr? We are looking for perfectionists to volunteer to help check the accuracy of work products assembled by adults with disabilities.

Northern Kentucky Medical Reserve Corps - NK MRC

Northern Kentucky Health Department, Edgewood. Call 859-3632009. The Northern Kentucky Medical Reserve Corps (NKMRC) is composed of volunteers from the counties that the Northern Kentucky Health Department serves: Boone, Campbell, Grant, and Kenton counties. Volunteers can register to be available to assist in the event of a public health emergency. Rescue Our Shelter Animals and Strays, Inc. (ROSA'S), Alexandria. Call 859-694-7672. Can you sew, knit or crochet? If your answer is yes to any or all then you need to contact us at because we have several cats/kittens dogs/puppies that are in need of crate beds and hammocks. We can furnish supplies if needed and patterns. So what are you waiting for? It is going into winter months

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Redwood Center, Ft. Mitchell. Call 859-331-0880 . Do you enjoy meeting and greeting people? Helping to take care of our guests and clients as they enter the building is a fun and rewarding position. Redwood is now seeking volunteers to help coordinate guests and assist clients when they enter the building.

Educator for Tutor Training

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, Covington. Call 859581-6607. With the support of LINK, the trainer will hold monthly trainings for volunteers who are tutoring adult learners. Opportunity to tailor curriculum & provide vital input to the LINK program.

Cat Cage Cleaner

Kentucky Tails, Ft. Mitchell. Call 859795-1868. Some of our cats live at the Florence Petsmart. We need help with keeping their litter boxes cleaned out and making sure they have plenty of food and water. We need volunteers who can devote at least a couple of hours once a week. This cleaning can be done during Petsmart's normal business hours. Training is provided.

Golden Anniversary

Congratulations to John and Rosalie Jarman of Elsmere, Kentucky, who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on July 11, 2009.

No coolers please.


CATHOLIC CHURCH + USA Center and Taylor Streets, Bellevue, KY Mass offered on Saturdays at 5:00 PM

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Covington, Covington. Call 859-5818974. volunteer to interact with community businesses and partners to acquire donations and gifts for the annual fundraiser.

"All Christians are invited to worship together and receive Holy Communion at the table of the Lor d" Rev. Ed Kuhlman

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Gift Shop Cashier

St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. Call 859-301-2140. To staff the Gift Shop and providing service to all customers. Accept responsibility for shop operation and ringing in all sales on the register. Weekend Volunteers needed.

GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) Pastor Vicki T. Garber Sunday Worship (Summer Schedule): Traditional............8:00 & 11:00 am Contemporary Outdoor (in the new meditative garden)....9:00 am Contemplative........5:30 pm Holy Communion at all services 2718 Dixie Hwy., Crestview Hills, KY 859-331-4694

Graphic Design/Digital Arts Specialist

Boys & Girls Clubs, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Assist Members with learning about graphic design and digital arts.

Photography Teacher


Boys & Girls Clubs, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Help teach youth how to do photography. Assist with preparation for National Photography contest.


Field Trip Chaperone

Boys & Girls Clubs, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Help supervise youth during regular field trips to arts, cultural enrichment, fun and educational venues.

Adult Independence Entrance Volunteer Receptionist

The Jarmans have six children (Tina, Tony, Angie Tucker, Bonnie Frank, Brian & Chris), and thirteen grandchildren.

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and all of our animals will thank you for taking the time to care about them.

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Game Room Volunteer

The Pet Castle, Inc. Animal Rescue, Florence. Call 859-760-7098. TPC is looking for people interested in becoming an Adoption Counselors. An adoption counselor is trained to review applications and determine if the potential adopter is a responsible pet owner who meets our requirements for adoption. You will be required to approve and deny applicants. Counselors also perform any vet checks and check with landlords to make sure adopters live where pets are allowed. Becoming a counselor does involve a training period of assisting other counselors to gain experience with the adoption process.

Foster Parents for Dogs or Cats


Welcome House, Covington. Call 859-431-8717. Volunteers are needed to prepare a meal for the women and children in our shelter. The meal needs to feed 30 people, be made ahead of time and dropped off to our shelter. Ronald McDonald House Charities, Cincinnati. Call 513-636-7642. Prepare grab-n-go bagged breakfast and snacks for our guest families on their way to the hospital.

Adoptions Counselor

American Cancer Society, Ft. Mitchell. Call 859-647-2226. We are looking for volunteers that are interested in helping plan a funfilled event. Volunteers that want to recruit teams, plan games and activities, and plan different aspects of the event. Training provided. Monthly one-hour meetings with the entire committee.

Tutor- Reading

Boys & Girls Clubs-, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Work with Club members to create drama productions at the Clubs and encourage creativity in proforming arts. Boys & Girls Clubs-, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Interact and assist in supervising teens in the Teen Center at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati.

Relay For Life of Boone Co.


Boys & Girls Clubs-, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Assist with coaching girls Volleyball team.

Dietary Go To Volunteer


Girls Volleyball Coach

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July 16, 2009

Chamber announces finalists for 2009 award The Northern Kentucky International Trade Association (NKITA), a program of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, announced the three finalists for the 2009 International Trade Award of Excellence. They are: • General Cable: A Fortune 500 company headquartered in Highland Heights, is a leader in the development, design, manufacture and distribution of cooper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products • Hahn Automation, Inc.: A global company that offers a full range of custom animated manufacturing machinery • NuVo Technologies: Provides superior design, engineering, distribution, and customer support from its corporate offices in Hebron. “The Finalists of the 2009 NKITA International Trade Awards of Excellence are an excellent representation of the entrepreneurial energy and vitality of the business environment of our region,” said Daniele Longo, vice president, Business Development and International Trade for the Chamber. The award is open to members of the Northern

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, and/or headquartered in Boone, Kenton or Campbell Counties who import or export from their operations in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati USA area based revenue generation, global network, risk mitigation and organizational structure. The winner will be announced at the NKITA Awards Annual Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27., at Metropolitan Club, Covington, featuring State Representative Tanya Pullin and T. James Min II, Esq., Vice President, Int'l Trade Affairs & Compliance, DHL Express (USA) Inc as the keynote speakers for the luncheon. Reservations to attend the luncheon can be made at The cost to attend is $30 for members and partners, $40 for future members. For more information on NKITA contact Kelly Jones at 426-3651 or email at The presenting sponsors for the 2009 NKITA Annual Awards Luncheon are Fifth Third and DHL Express. The supporting level sponsor is VonLehman and Company and the event sponsors are Ceva Logistics, KPMG, LLP and Wild Flavors, Inc.


Friday night fireworks

Jenny See with puppy Sophie of Alexandria and Joan Rowe of Cold Spring enjoy Friday night fireworks in Alexandria.

Northern Kentucky horse show set for Aug. 1 Get an early taste of Equine Competition as the Northern Kentucky Horse Network presents the inaugural All-Breed Horse Show Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Alexandria Fair Grounds, in Alexandria. The show will feature 43 classes for English, Western, Gaited, and Saddle Seat riders, and Arab, Paso Fino, Miniature, Stock, Rocky Mountain and Walking Horses, though all breeds and types of horses are welcome.

Classes are also offered for all riding abilities, from stick horse and lead line classes for the youngest riders, beginning riders, youth riders, assisted riders who participate in horse-related therapy programs, and classes for the seasoned pros. Costume classes for Paso Finos, Arabian Native Costumes, and Funniest/ Most Original will be offered. Northern Kentucky award-winning 4-H drill teams will perform during

short breaks throughout the day. Refreshments will be available on site to be enjoyed in the shade of the Alexandria Fair Grounds’ covered grandstand. Exhibitors may lease stalls beginning Friday evening and camper/trailer hook-ups will be available. Shavings and other horse supplies will be available for purchase on site from local suppliers. Admission and parking is free for spectators. For more information or

Neighborhood Foundations awarded $1 million grant Neighborhood Foundations, formerly known as the Housing Authority of Newport, was awarded a $1 million grant from the Kentucky Department of Local Government to continue their successful homeownership program. The City of Newport will partner with Neighborhood Foundations as the sponsor for the Community Development Block Grant. The grant will be used to continue the revitalization efforts on the 900 block of Hamlet Street in Newport. There are currently three rehabbed houses on the market. The grant money will go toward expanding the Hamlet Street revitalization to include up to nine additional homes for sale, as well as assist in the availability of soft second mortgages for qualified buyers. “We are very appreciative of this grant,” Joe Condit, Executive Director of Neighborhood Foundations said.

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“We've been receiving a lot of recognition for the success of our homeownership program, and we're glad that the Department of Local Government thought highly enough of our program to award us such a significant grant. We are ready to start the rehab process and continue revitalizing the neighborhood.” Buyers of these homes must meet certain income requirements and pass a stringent set of qualifications. With the help of soft second mortgages provided through Neighborhood Foundations, residents completely own the home after just eight years. Neighbors of the properties agree that the program is changing the face of the city, and Neighborhood Foundations' work in Newport was named a top Hope VI program in the nation. For more information about the homes for sale, contact Neighborhood Foundations at 581-2533.

to see a schedule of classes, visit, or call 512-5414. The Northern KY Horse Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the horse population, providing recreational opportunities, encouraging sound management practices, and promoting agritourism and the interests of the local horse industry, through organizing resources and offering educational programs.

BRIEFLY Book signing

As part of the Professional Woman Network, Amber DePrez, founder of Dutchgirl Enterprises, co-authored a women's wellness book titled “Learning to Love Yourself: Self-Esteem for Women.” Along with twentyfour other coaches and consultants, D e P r e z shared her insights on self-confidence, pers o n a l acceptance and building healthy relationships. DePrez will ha ve a book signing from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 8, at Kentucky Haus, 411 East 10th St.

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Lace up your sneakers, put on some running shorts and head to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cold Spring for the third annual Blue Jay 5K Run-Walk Aug. 1, the first morning of the annual St. Joseph Festival. The 5K Run-Walk will start at St. Joe Parish, and follow a great course through Cold Spring finishing back at the St. Joe parking lot. This is a flat course ideal for competitive and leisure runners and walkers of all ages. Pre-registration is available by filling out an entry form online by Tuesday, July 28. Registration fee includes T-shirt and race number. Race day registration begins at 8 am. Awards will be given to the top female and male runners as well as the top finisher in each age division. After the race there will be a free kids’ fun run (10 and under) located on the grounds of St. Joseph School. Registration forms and more information can be found at

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Joseph Medina, 18, 324 West Eighth St., theft by unlawful taking at 53 Donnermeyer Drive, July 4. Richard Vennemeyer, 41, Unknown, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Fairfield and Berry Avenues, July 6. Michael Behymer, 40, 220 East Fourth St., alcohol intoxication in a public place at 601 Fairfield Ave., July 6. Jeremiah Ross, 27, Homeless, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Bellevue Beach Park, July 8. Ryan Wombles, 18, 2147 Waller Road, theft by unlawful taking at 10 Donneremeyer Drive, July 8. Daniel Melendez, 19, 6711 Bramble Ave. No. 3, warrant at 200 block of Covert Run Pike, July 9. Dominique Dayveon Smith, 19, 114 Memorial Parkway, warrant at 114 Memorial Parkway no. 3, July 9.


Walter Harris, 23, 3136 Hackberry St., warrant at U.S. 27 at Commercial Drive, June 21. Andrew N. Hopkins, 20, 1159 Davjo Drive, Apartment 5, fourth degree assault at 1159 DavJo Drive, apartment 5, June 22. Ellis A. Tipton, 45, 107 W. 11th St., Unit 1, prescription controlled substance not in proper container,

| DEATHS | Editor Michelle Shaw | | 578-1053 BIRTHS

Jerry Orem Bradshaw, 69, Dayton, died July 2, 2009, at his home. He was a teacher with the Dayton Schools, organist for St. Paul United Church of Christ, Fort Thomas and member of the National Education Association. Survivors include his son, Barrett Bradshaw of Alexandria; sisters, Elizabeth Carlton of Salisbury, N.C. and Rachel Howard of Covington; brother, James Bradshaw of Winchester; and three grandchildren. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Wanda Bush

Wanda L. Bush, 82, Newport, died July 4, 2009, at Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport. She was a licensed practical nurse at Bethesda Hospital, member of Siloam Christian Church in South Shore and Order of Eastern Star. Her son, David H. Bush, died previously. Survivors include her husband, George W. Bush of Melbourne; daughter, Carla Salyer of Morehead; sisters, Freda Owen of Spring, Texas, Wilma Keatley and Anna Nickel of South Shore; brothers, Fred, Harland and Henry Edward Nickell; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Siloam Cemetery.

Jo Ann Castle

Jo Ann Castle, 73, Independence, died July 4, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was a floral designer, member of St. Joseph Church, Cold Spring and won the Women’s Kentucky State Bowling Championship in 1960. Her daughter, Brenda Castle, died in 1996. Survivors include her son, Scott Castle of Clermont, Fla.; daughters, Ramona Sharp of Elgin, Ill. and Julie Schwier of Independence; sisters, Patricia McGrath of Edgewood and Mary Deslongchamps of Sadieville; brothers, Frank Kidney of Alexandria, Stephen Kidney of Florence and David Kidney of Oak Harbor, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, handled the arrangements.

second degree possession of controlled substance - drug unspecified, third degree possession of controlled substance - drug unspecified at Mary Ingles Highway, June 22. Valerie Allen, 25, 4298 Wuebold Lane, operating on suspended license at 1-471 and I-275, June 24. Robert E. Stamper, 46, 104 E. 2nd St., warrant at 104 E. 2nd St., June 24. Todd A. Hibbard, 40, 722 W. 8th St., alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and second offense at 11530 Alexandria Pike, June 26. Michael L. Humphrey, 26, 303 East 21st St., alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and second offense at I-275 at Combs Hehl bridge, June 22.

Incidents/reports Animal complaint

Report of dog attacked in its yard by an unknown dog at 645 Steffen Road, June 26.

Inactive domestic

Reported at First Street, June 23.

Neighbor dispute

Reported at 3003 Daniels Road, June 26. Reported at 1049 Davjo, June 24.

Second degree burglary

Report of door pried open and meat taken from freezer and dog let loose at 9927 Man O' War Circle, June 23.

Theft of gasoline

Report of gas drive-off without paying at 971 Kenton Station Road, June 23.

dria, died July 10, 2009, at Rosedale Manor in Covington. She worked in sales for Lazarus Department Store and was a charter member of Main Street Baptist Church of Alexandria. Her husband, Ralph Field died previously. Survivors include her son, Kirk Field of Alexandria; daughter, Diane Smith of Alexandria; sister, Connie King Smith of Independence; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria. Memorials: Main Street Baptist Church, 11093 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001.

Herbert Fitzer

Herbert A. Fitzer, 89, Taylor Mill, died July 7, 2009, at Mt. Washington Care Center, Anderson Township. He was a World War II Army veteran who received the Purple Heart, member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Fort Thomas, Veterans of Foreign Wars 5662 Lawler-Hanlon Post in Newport, Highland Heights Elks, golf assistant at A.J. Jolly Park Golf Course and Fort Mitchell Country Club, golf pro for A.J. Jolly Park Golf Course and commander for the V.F.W. His son, Jeff Fitzer, died previously. Survivors include his sons, David Fitzer of Wilder, Tim Fitzer from the state of California and Rick Fitzer of Manhattan, N.Y.; daughters, Deanna Griggs of Dayton and Sharon Halpin of Taylor Mill; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown, with honor guard service. Memorials: Campbell Lodge Boys Home, 5161 Skyline Drive, Cold Spring, KY 41076-2099; for St. Paul United Church of Christ, 1 Churchill Drive, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Maybelle Jagger





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POLICE REPORTS Theft by unlawful taking

Report of person who borrowed vehicle refused to return it at 1005 Cedar Lane, June 22. Report of dirt bike taken from back of truck overnight at 6125 Ripple Creek, June 22. Report of vehicle taken was found at towing operator at 5247 Four Mile Road, Lot 12, June 24. Report of sign taken from outside property at 7391 Licking Pike, June 23.

Third degree criminal mischief

Report of tires slashed on vehicle at 10521 Michael Drie, unit 6, June 24.

Verbal domestic

Reported at Fairlane Road, June 26.


Loretta Walker, 48, 14 Rossmore Ave., driving on a suspended license at South Fort Thomas Avenue at Grand Avenue, July 1. Mark Blanton, 25, 2385 Bethel Maple Road, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia at KY 1120, July 2. Melvin Miller, 49, 925 Happy Lane, giving officer false name or address at 53 Southgate Ave., July 3. Sarah Dababneh, 27, 4246 Cannongate Drive, possession of marijuana at I-471 south, July 6. Zachary Brauning, 21, 401 Fairfield Ave. No. 2, DUI, driving on a suspended license, possession of mari-

DEATHS Jerry Bradshaw

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July 16, 2009

Maybelle D. Jagger, 72, Alexandria, a homemaker, died July 5, 2009, at her home.

juana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 116 Donnelly Drive, July 6. Derek Mcfarland, 22, 234 West Ninth St., alcohol intoxication in a public place, giving officer false name or address at U.S. 27 at Barkley Ridge, July 7. Natasha Walls, 27, 36 Mayfield, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree possession of a controlled substance, third degree possession of a controlled substance at Highland Avenue, July 9.

Incidents/reports Second degree burglary

Reported at 619 South Fort Thomas Ave., July 4.

Second degree criminal mischief Reported at 99 Vernon Lane, July 4.

Theft by unlawful taking

Reported at 831 South Grand Ave., July 1. Reported at 92 Alexandria Pike, July 6. Reported at 2367 Memorial Parkway, July 8.

Jack Jones Jr.

Jack “Butch” Jones Jr., 46, Erlanger, died July 8, 2009, St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a customer service representative for Xerox Corp. Survivors include his wife, Darlene Hester Jones; son, Eric Wind of Alexandria; daughter, Rachel Wind of Erlanger; mother, Marilyn Gordon of Florence; sisters, Lucy Gordon and Cindy Donofrio of Elsmere, Carrie Overback of Covington; and two grandchildren. Allison & Rose Funeral Home, Covington, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Kentucky State Park Foundation, Post Office Box 4961, Louisville, KY 40204.

Valerie Moore

Valerie Welch Moore, 61, Cold Spring, died July 7, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. She worked for Fort Thomas Independent Schools and was a member of First Baptist Church in Westcliff, Colo. Her husband, Doug Moore, died in 2003. Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer Jones of Independence; son, Mike Moore of Fort Thomas, sisters, Sandra Hardy and Janice Austin, both of Grants Lick, Sue Ann Welch of Fayetteville, N.C. and Laura Wahl of Cold Spring; brother, Steve Welch of Burlington; and 10 grandchildren. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

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Bobby Lowery, 37, 930 Central Ave. No. 1, fourth degree assault at 930 Central Ave., July 8. Steven Dixon, 25, 1131 Isabella, fourth degree assault at 1131 Isabella, July 7. Yolanda Powell, 35, 342 East 18th St. Apt. 2, theft by unlawful taking at 82 Carothers Road, July 7. Gilbert Stewart, 54, 227 East Ninth St., theft by unlawful taking at 809 Saratoga St., June 25. Johnny Montgomery, 24, 903 Washington Apt. 413, trafficking a controlled substance within 1000 yards of a school at 208 East Ninth St., July 5. Andre Willoughby, 49, 338 Hodge First Floor, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 300 block of Hodge, July 4.

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. Christopher Tolliver, 23, Homeless, tampering with physical evidence at 400 block of Hater Alley, July 4. Frank Bracey-Turner, 25, 870 Clark St. No. 9, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 400 block of Hater Alley, July 4. Jack Riley, 37, 203 Ohio Ave., first degree possession of a controlled substance at 203 Ohio Ave., July 4. Neil Harrison, 43, 923 Washington, fourth degree assault at 923 Washington, July 4.




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Survivors include her husband, Wayne Jagger; sons, Michael Wayne Jagger of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Stephen Keith Jagger, of Alexandria; and two grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Cooper Funeral Home, Alexandria, handled the arrangements.


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died July 6, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass, Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker, member of St. Patrick Church in Independence and St. Vincent De Paul. Survivors include husband, Philip Nebel; sons, David Nebel of Alexandria, and Daniel Nebel of Dayton; daughters, Pamela Nebel-Logsdon of Fort Thomas and Linda Nebel of Independence; sister, Helen Winson of Union, N.J.; and two grandchildren. Swindler & Currin Funeral Home, Independence, handled the arrangements.

Fannie Wurzbacher

Fannie Lorena Wurzbacher, 60, Morning View, died July 5, 2009, in Union. She was a cosmetologist for Colonial Beauty Shop, member of St. Cecelia Church in Independence, leader for Girl Scout Troop 292 and a foster parent. Her first husband, Gayle Trumbull, died in 1992. Survivors include her husband, Desmond Wurzbacher of Alexandria; son, Carl W. Fox of Union; daughters, Denise Fox of Dayton, Shawndra Trumbull Buemi of Newport, Ashley Wurzbacher of Morning View and Gina Heeg of Alexandria; parents, Robert and Betty Freeman of Morning View; brother, Wes Freeman of Dayton; sister, Barb Clifford of Morning View; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.




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Frances Enzweiler

Frances Sandfoss Enzweiler, 86, Alexandria, died July 6, 2009, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home, Fort Thomas. She worked for the Veterans Nursing Home Dining Services. Her husband, Edward Enzweiler, died in 1975. Survivors include her daughters, Pat Lindsay and Nancy Pichotta of Alexandria, Mary Stacey of Melbourne and Joyce Frede of Fort Thomas; sister, Margaret Sandfoss of Florida; brothers, Ralph and Ambrose Sandfoss, both of Alexandria, Ferd Sandfoss of Fort Thomas, Wilfred Sandfoss of Beattyville; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Saint Mary Cemetery, Alexandria. Memorials: Carmel Manor Nursing Home, 100 Carmel Manor Road, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

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DONATIONS Donations or sponsors

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Rescue Our Shelter Animals and Strays, Inc. (ROSA'S) 859-743-6460

Good quality used clothing and housewares

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Be Concerned, Inc 859-291-1340

Family Nurturing Center 859-525-3200 Family Nurturing Center 859-525-3200

Gerry Nau, Grand Knight of Bishop Mulloy Knights of Columbus presenting a $500 check to Barbara Howard, executive director of Redwood School & Rehabilitation Center. The money was raised from the Knights’ annual Tootsie Roll Drive.

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Tickets - to games, museums, the zoo, etc.

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New toys and board games

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Video Games, Movies, Cds

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The Point/ARC of Northern Kentucky 859-491-9191

Office Supplies

Redwood Center 859-331-0880

Office Size paper shredder

Redwood Center 859-331-0880

Website/ Logo Design

School materials

Covington Partners in Prevention 859-392-3174 meredith.potter@covington.kyscho

Remnant Vision Community Development Corporation of Greater Cincinnati 513-793-7823

Welcome House 859-431-8717

Portable keyboards

The Frank Duveneck Arts and Cultural Center 859-491-3942

Playground equipment

Sleeper sofa

Shoulder To Shoulder Inc. 859-371-0444

Bunk beds

Shoulder To Shoulder Inc. 859-371-0444


Old/new materials

Hot Water Heaters

Rescue Our Shelter Animals and Strays, Inc. (ROSA'S) 859-743-6460

KY Licensed Plumber

Cornerstone Project of Four Seasons Community Church 859-992-4379

KY Licensed Electrician

Cornerstone Project of Four Seasons Community Church 859-992-4379


Care Net Pregnancy Services of Northern KY 859.431.9178

Coffee and end tables

Shoulder To Shoulder Inc. 859-371-0444

Entertainment Center

Shoulder To Shoulder Inc. 859-371-0444

Kitchen table and 6 chairs

Shoulder To Shoulder Inc. 859-371-0444

Welcome House

Rescue Our Shelter Animals and

Shoulder To Shoulder Inc. 859-371-0444

Stephens Elementary School and PTA 859-384-9726

Toilet Paper

Need dog runs or kennels

Jenny Eilermann




Taylor Mill Family Resource Center 859-356-4639

Welcome House 859-431-8717


Welcome House 859-431-8717


Welcome House 859-431-8717


Welcome House 859-431-8717

Feminine Hygiene Products

Welcome House 859-431-8717

Salon Chairs and Massage Tables/Chairs

Ronald McDonald House Charities 513-636-2760

Old blankets, towels, linens

Rescue Our Shelter Animals and Strays, Inc. (ROSA'S) 859-743-6460



DESTIN. Beautiful, luxury 2 BR, 2 BA Oceanfront condos. Heated pool, spas, kids pool & tennis. Covered prkng, sleeps 6. Local own er. Ofc513-528-9800, eves 513-752-1735 DESTIN. Edgewater Beach Condos on the Gulf. 1-3 BR, beachfront, pvt balconies, FREE Wi-Fi, beach set-up (in season) & use of new fitness ctr. New massage/facial salon, 2 pools (1 heated), FREE $20 gift cert to pool grill (weekly rentals in season). Call or visit our website for lastminute specials. 800-822-4929 DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit

DESTIN. New, nicely furnished 2 br, 2 ba condo. Gorgeous Gulf view. Pools, golf course. Discount Summer & Fall rates. Book now. 513-561-4683 Visit or EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Dinsey. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513

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The Doolin House Bed & Breakfast

PANAMA CITY BEACH Family Atmosphere! Your Best Vacation Value! 800-354-1112

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo, beach view from balcony. Bright & airy, nicely appointed, all amenities. Cinci owner. 232-4854. The Best Crescent Beach Vacation!

Hilton Head Island Vacation Resort. Choose 1 or 2 bdrm condos. Oceanfront, ocean view or nr ocean. Great locations & rates. Golf pkgs, too. 877-807-3828

Somerset, Kentucky’s Premiere Inn Located Just Minutes from Lake Cumberland

There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…

The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.

For more information, Visit the website at: or call 606-678-9494


LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit

NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

To place your


ad call 513.242.4000 or 859.283.7290

EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 800-245-7746 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty


TENNESSEE A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699.

Bed & Breakfast

MICHIGAN CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcony. Many up grades. 513-771-1373, 260-3208


Canned Meat

Queen bed set

Travel & Resort Directory leads you to NW Florida’s Beach Vacation Rentals along the beaches of South Walton. Luxurious gulf-front homes, seaside condos and cottages. Dune Allen Realty, 50 yrs of excellent service and accommodations. 888-267-2121 or visit

Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387

The Pet Castle, Inc. Animal Rescue 859-760-7098

Family Nurturing Center 859-525-3200

pants have had much success with the Cooper-Clayton program because it combines nicotine replacement therapy with a weekly support group. As many as 45 percent of heavy smokers who use the Cooper-Clayton method successfully stop smoking. Classes, which are offered in the fall, winter and spring each year, fill up quickly. To register for the program or for more information on the Cooper-Clayton classes, visit or call 3632093.


Appointment book

Computers up to 4 years old

Smoking cessation program offered A session of the CooperClayton Smoking Cessation Program will start July 21. Cooper-Clayton is a comprehensive, 13-week program that helps participants stop smoking with peer support, educational guidance and nicotine replacement therapy. The classes will meet from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, starting July 21, at St. Elizabeth Covington, 401 E. 20th St., Covington. The Cooper-Clayton classes are free, but participants must purchase nicotine patches, gum or lozenges, if utilized. Partici-

The Pet Castle, Inc. Animal Rescue 8597607098

Juice bags and snack packs


On a ‘roll’

Lockbox or cash Register


CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

HILTON HEAD. Beautiful 1 BR, 1 BA condo on beach nr Coligny. Sleeps 6. Many amenities, discounted rates June-Aug $750/wk; Sept, Oct $550/wk. 513-829-5099 HILTON HEAD ISLAND 1-7 Bedroom Vacation Homes & Villas. Free color brochure. Call 1-866-386-6644 or visit

Nr Powell NORRIS LAKE. Valley Marina. 2 BR/1BA, very nicely furnished home. Covered porch, deck. $95/nt. 423-562-8353

Hilton Head Island, SC

Visit and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations. Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our

site or call toll free: 800-845-0077.

N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

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

A Beautiful Log Cabin Resort w/heated indoor pool, minutes from Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mtns. Breathtaking mountain views, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, pool tables & pet friendly cabins are offered. Excellent rates, discounts available. Call 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366) Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

TIME SHARES WHOLESALE TIMESHARES 60-80% Off Retail! Qualified Buyers Only! Call for Free Info Pack! 1-800-731-0307

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