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Newport on Levee at 10-year mark

For almost 10 years, Newport on the Levee has been a hot spot in the Greater Cincinnati area, bringing thousands of locals and tourists to Newport’s riverfront. In September, the entertainment and dining hub, which is continuing to see success, will celebrate its 10year anniversary. LIFE, B1

New emergency sirens installed

While new outdoor alerting devices are being installed in Wilder and Fort Thomas, officials are looking for funds to replace more outdated sirens throughout Campbell County. STORY, A2

Incentives for summer learning

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City aims to keep same tax rate By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA - Council members did not express any support at the July 21 meeting for setting the city’s tax rate for the year any higher than it has been for many years. City Attorney Mike Duncan said council was entitled by law to take the “compensating rate” to gain 4 percent more revenue than the previous year. The city is entitled to do this Rachford without being subject to any potential voter recall. The proposal to set the tax rate at $1.78 per $1,000 of real property for 2011-2012 is less than the compensating rate of $1.83 per $1,000 that the city is eligible to take, Duncan said. The proposed tax rate is the same one in place last year, he said. “This tax rate is calculated to generate about the same amount that was in the budget,” he said of the proposed rate. Council member Barbara Weber said she wanted to know if the computation took into account foreclosures in the city. Weber said her concern was that property tax receipts might decrease if foreclosures in the city weren’t part of the estimate process. Duncan said the estimate took into account all the money that was received last year. It also considered changes in property values because of reassessment, he added. No member of council spoke up when Duncan asked if they had any desire to go with the higher compensating tax rate. The proposed tax rate is scheduled for a vote at the 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, meeting. Mayor Bill Rachford said he didn’t want to increase the tax rate to the compensating rate despite having to cut the budget at the last minute in June. Revenue remains an issue, but the difference in the two rates is less than $20,000, Rachford said. “The closer we can keep it to where it is now, the better off we’ll be,” Rachford said.

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From left, Nathan Bezold, 10, and Matthew Dischar, 12, both of California, talk as they show visitors on the Campbell County Backroads Farm Tour the cattle operations at Bezold Beef Farm on Fisher Road in California Saturday, July 23.

Sale of condemned building is now considered possible By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA - The owner of a building condemned by the city on East Main Street has communicated with the city for the first time in more than a year, expressing an intent to sell the property rather than have it demolished. The city’s building inspector condemned the building Feb. 7 of this year. The city, citing a safety hazard, had previously boarded up front windows that were broken out and left unattended in August 2010. More than $3,700 in $75-aday code violation fines have also been levied by the city against the property. The city’s attorney has recently spoken with Edward C. Schumann, owner of the property at 8339 E. Main St., about having the building appraised with the idea of selling it, said Mayor Bill Rachford. “Mr. Schumann has been in touch with some folks who have expressed some interest in buying the place,” Rachford said. A phone call to Schumann July 19 was not immediately returned, and previous phone messages and letters to Schumann left by The Alexandria Recorder about the building have never been

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A June 2011 view of the back of the condemned building at 8339 E. Main St., Alexandria. answered. The city’s attorney, Mike Duncan, is familiar with the appraiser selected by Schumann and is waiting for the appraisal to happen, Rachford said. The appraisal was scheduled to happen about two weeks ago when it was unexpectedly delayed because of a medical emergency for the appraiser, Rachford said. The same appraiser is expected to perform the appraisal soon, he said. Since Schumann is interested in selling it now, the appraisal needs to happen soon and it

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shouldn’t be used as an excuse to delay the building’s fate further, Rachford said. “I just don’t want him to continue to put it off and drag his feet ... and drag that process out for five years,” Rachford said of Schumann. If the property can be sold to a viable buyer who wants to use it, that’s the preference, but it’s time to stop dealing with the issue, he said. “I really don’t want to destroy the building, but I will if I have to,” Rachford said.


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Doctor to the needy is leaving N. Ky. after 29 years

After 29 years of providing health care to the underinsured in Campbell and Kenton counties, Dr. Philip Lichtenstein has accepted a position as medical director at Lichtenstein Cincinnati Children’s Home to help with children’s mental health issues. Lichtenstein, who practiced at HealthPoint Family Care in Covington, was fulfilling his dream of working with people in need. “I have always had a strong ethical commitment to this group,” he said. “This practice has open doors, which allowed me to work with patients from all socio-economic groups. They welcome everyone.”

Lichtenstein, who lives in Cincinnati, came to the area after earning a bachelor’s degree at Harvard and graduating from Vanderbilt Medical School. After completing his residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the mid 1970s, he and his wife decided to stay in the area. Influenced by the work of medical missionary Dr. Albert Schweitzer and humanitarian Dr. Thomas Dooley, Lichtenstein worked at providing help for those with limited resources. “This is part of my emotional philosophical make-up,’ he said. “I have always been fascinated by the challenges posed by providing for a population who have nothing.” Being in the same practice for so many years has resulted in Lichten-

stein becoming very attached to his patients. “In pediatric practice there is a bond that forms with families,” he said. “Knowing children from birth to adulthood is a marvelous perspective to have.” For the past several years, Lichtenstein has been splitting his time with the practice and working at Cincinnati Children’s running its ADHD consultation clinic and training physicians on treatment for the disorder. Once Lichtenstein becomes medical director at the Children’s Home of Cincinnati, the two jobs will merge his experience and research, still working with children in need and teaching others to work with them as well.

Kentucky considers redistricting FRANKFORT – As state legislators prepare plans for Kentucky’s 38 Senate seats, 100 House seats and six congressional districts, a number of laws and practical factors must be considered, a national redistricting expert said July 21. Tim Storey, a senior fellow with the National Conference of State Legisla-

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tures, spoke to members of the Interim Joint Committee on State Government. “This is a redistricting primer or Redistricting 101,” said Senate Co-Chair Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown. Kentucky is one of nearly 40 states where lawmakers draw their own maps rather than a commission or other panel. “In some way it does make sense for legislators to draw their districts,” Storey said, because they know their communities best. The new lines must be drawn before the filing deadline for 2012 races on Jan. 31, although the filing deadline can be altered by

statute if new lines are not ready by then. Storey also cautioned that although Jan. 31 is a hard deadline, there are other concerns as well. “Local officials are paying attention to this,” he said. “It is a courtesy thing to think about them.” Local authorities are redrawing their precinct boundaries as part of this process. Legal guidelines and precedents are different for state legislative and congressional districts, Storey said. The state’s six U.S. House districts must be drawn as equal in population “as practicable,” and in

the last round of redistricting Kentucky’s districts varied by a single voter. Of the 13 states that have already passed their plans this year, 10 followed that pattern in order to head off lawsuits. Arkansas, one of the states that did not follow such an exacting standard, aims to not split counties between districts, a plan Kentucky follows for state House and Senate seats under case law. The federal “one person, one vote” principle has been interpreted by the courts to allow up to 5 percent variation above or below the ideal population.

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While new outdoor alerting devices are being installed in Wilder and Fort Thomas, officials are looking for funds to replace more outdated sirens throughout Campbell County. The sirens, installed in Wilder at the city building and in Fort Thomas at Rossford Park, Tower Park and Highland Hills Park, were made possible by a $85,000 grant from the Kentucky Department of Homeland Security. Fort Thomas and Wilder teamed up with the Campbell County office of Emergency Management to apply for the grant earlier this year, said Fort Thomas fire Capt.Greg Schultz. "The ones we had were very outdated and we were having issues with them," Schultz said. "They were so old we couldn't even order new parts for them." Schultz said the new sirens look very different from the old ones, prompting several residents to call the department asking what they were while they were being installed this week. The new design offers better technology than the older ones, making it easier

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for the department and city to use them, Schultz said. "These can be used to alert people about a multitude of incidents, from severe weather to hazardous spills," Schultz said. "The biggest thing for residents to know is that when they hear the siren, they need to seek more information and seek shelter." Schultz said unlike the old sirens that needed to be set off during testing, the new sirens come with internal testing so they can be checked without having to set them off. The sirens should be completely up and running in about four to six weeks, Schultz said. William Turner, director of the emergency management office, said the newly installed sirens in Fort Thomas and Wilder are just the beginning. "We are working to apply for another grant to replace three more sirens in the county," Turner said. "These new models can do more things and I think the citizens will be happy with what they get." If grant money is awarded, Turner said the plan is to replace the sirens in A.J. Jolly Park, the Silver Grove Fire Department and the Eastern Campbell Fire Department.

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Child care quality on rise in N. Kentucky By Deborah Kohl Kremer kynews@communitypress.com

Child care quality in Northern Kentucky is on the rise, according to new ratings released last week. The number of qualityrated centers in Northern Kentucky has jumped by 11 percent based on licensed child care centers who voluntarily applied for the industry’s rating system, called Stars for Kids Now. Of these centers, 66 percent are affiliated with the United Way’s Success By 6 program, which is an early childhood initiative that works to ensure children enter kindergarten with the tools they need to succeed. The 11 percent jump is based on centers that achieved the Star rating in 2010.The program started in 2008 because organizers realized many local children were not ready for school. After doing research they realized these children were in child care centers, where instruction was varied or

lacking. So the group targeted ways to coach, model, train and support child care teachers to get children on track developmentally. “Our number one priority is for children to be ready for kindergarten,” said Amy Neal, manager, Success By 6 Northern Kentucky. “Our program pulls together experts in the community who teach coaches how to improve the child care facilities and help them achieve the STAR rating.” According to the United Way, the system uses a scale of one to four stars to identify levels of quality, which are assessed on standards including staff-to-child ratios, group size, curriculum, parent involvement, training, and education of staff. Neal compares the Star rating system to those used by hotels. “It is a way for parents and the community to quickly recognize quality,” she said. According to Julie Witten, who is the director of Northern Kentucky Services for 4C

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NKU adding trees to muffle noise from stadium By Jeff McKinney jmckinney@nky.com

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS Northern Kentucky University plans to spend about $4,000 to plant evergreen trees near its on-campus soccer stadium, a move to help silence concerns about loud noises coming from the sports facility. The latest outlay will boost to more than $10,000 the amount NKU has spent in the last year to address those concerns.

Some residents feel the trees will help create a barrier that would block some of the stadium noise from reaching nearby neighborhoods, said NKU spokesman Chris Cole. Cole said NKU also has spent about $6,300 in the last three months to conduct a noise study to monitor sound levels coming from the stadium and establish additional ways to abate those noises. Some residents have expressed concerns to High-

land Heights City Council for several months, contending the noise is a nuisance to their homes. Resident Dave Ramler said the new evergreens will not help immediately, contending it will take 25 to 30 years before the trees would be an effective sound barrier. “Any efforts by NKU have been minimum in trying to reduce in-field soccer stadium-related noise,” Ramler said. The new $6.5 million

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ALEXANDRIA - At Campbell County Schools’ Camp Compass the learning happens on the computer at home, and the fun happens at school where students redeem time spent studying for prizes. Students were offered prize incentives by sharpening their math and reading skills on the interactive web-based program, Compass Odyssey. Students have used the program when school is in session for three years. Summer access to the online Compass Odyssey has been offered for a while, but this year students have an incentive to

study up over the summer, said Marion Kilmer, curriculum secretary for the district. “In the summer you kind of don’t think about school, and you don’t always keep up,” Kilmer said. “So this kind of keeps them motivated.” Students and their parents brought in handfuls of tickets to redeem prizes at the July 21 Camp Compass night at the district’s Alexandria Education Center. Prizes included tickets to professional baseball games, books, camping tents and toy prizes. Grant’s Lick Elementary School student Camryn Mergenthal, 11, of Butler, brought 96 tickets to the July 21 Camp Compass and left with a tote bag and an iTunes gift card.

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From left, sister and brother Camryn, 11, and Grant Mergenthal, 9, pick prizes with their tickets earned for summer learning at the Camp Compass event at the Alexandria Education Center July 21.

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Cora Bertsch, 5, of Alexandria, a kindergartner, bounces a toy up and down as she shows her parents at the Camp Compass prize-redeeming event at the Alexandria Education Center July 21.

Mergenthal, who wants to become a teacher, said she is ready for school to start and the prizes aren’t why she studied over the summer. “Because I like school,” she said. Grant Mergenthal, her 9-yearold brother, brought 72 tickets and redeemed them for a camping tent. “That’s all he kept saying was I want that tent,” said Tina Mergenthal, their mother. Luke Oehrle, 10, of Cold Spring, used 75 of his 76 tickets to snag two upper-deck Cincinnati

Reds tickets for a game in September. Oehrle said he mostly worked on math online. “I just did it because there were prizes,” he said. At the first Camp Compass prize redeeming evening in June, students had logged 1,100 hours eligible for prizes, said Juli Hale, director of community relations for the district. Students earned one prize ticket per 10 minutes spent on Compass Odyssey. “Some kids who came in only had five or six tickets, but we had a little girl who came in with 160

tickets,” said Hale of the July 21 Camp Compass. “That’s a lot of time.” Some prizes were donated, and others including smaller toys were purchased by the school district, she said. The Cincinnati Reds, Florence Freedom and Blue Marble Bookstore in Fort Thomas donated quite a bit, and Kings Island donated two tickets, Hale said. “We had a large number of students who were working online,” she said. “It’s documented. And they can come in and they’re excited.”

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Noah Moore and Abby Salmon dig up bones during the CSI: Fort Thomas camp.

Officer William Hunt watches as Karolyn Lukjan exits a tent where students learned about blood spatter during the CSI: Fort Thomas camp, part of the Fort Thomas Summer Enrichment Program. The camp ran July 18-22.

Students mix plaster to make plaster casts of their handprints during the camp.

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Sgt. Chris Carpenter watches as students dig up animal bones during the camp.


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Scharold makes run for UK record books By Adam Turer

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Robbie Scharold nears the finish line of the Class 3A, Region 5 cross country meet Nov. 7, 2009, at Scott High School. Scharold won the regional championship for Campbell County.

Robbie Scharold made his mark in the Campbell County High School and Kentucky high school record books. He now aims to make his mark on the University of Kentucky and Southeastern Conference. The 2010 CCHS graduate is entering his sophomore year at UK, competing on the cross country and indoor and outdoor track teams. After his success running for the Camels, he became one of a few CCHS track and cross country runners to advance to a high-major Division I program. While running for CCHS, Scharold set the state and regional records in the 800 meters, and helped set the regional records in the 4x400 and 4x800 relays. “He was always willing to run in any event that he knew would help the team,” Camels track and field coach Toni McKee said. “His talent really helped us win regionals two years in a row.” Scharold won the 800 meters state championship in 2009 and 2010. In addition to his talent, his leadership was critical for the Camels.

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Campbell County’s Robbie Scharold signed to run cross country and track for the University of Kentucky Feb. 25, 2010, in the presence of his parents, Greg and Donna. “Robbie is a really strong leader,” McKee said. “He led by example and the younger guys on the team really looked up to him.” In his first year at UK, Scharold ran cross country, but was injured prior to the start of the indoor track season. He redshirted for the indoor season, but returned in time to participate in the outdoor season. An Achilles injury suffered in December

lingered with him throughout the year. “I started experiencing a bunch of little things that would keep me from going full speed,” Scharold said. Early in his first college season, Scharold found that there were plenty of adjustments to be made. “The biggest difference is the amount of running and practice on a daily basis,” Scharold said. “The easiest days in college are like the

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Former NKU guard Kevin Schappell oversees NKU basketball camp at Regents Hall July 19. Schappell played at Loveland and is in his second year as an assistant for the Norse. Previously, he served three years on the staff of Bob Huggins at West Virginia.

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Crosley New of Fort Thomas (right) and Grady Combs of Campbell County keep the scoreboard at the NKU Rec Center during NKU basketball camp July 19.

Be part of Seiter memorial golf tourney Nathan Seiter would have turned 31 this summer. Seiter died in a car accident on Nov. 30, 2004. He was Bishop Brossart’s leading scorer in men’s basketball. On Aug. 13, Nathan’s friends, family and those looking to have a good time for a great cause will gather at Hickory Sticks Golf Course to preserve Nathan’s memory at the annual Nathan Seiter Memorial Golf Outing. Reservations are presently being taken for the 1 p.m. flight. A contribution of $80, which has remained constant since its

hardest days in high school.” Fully healthy now, Scharold is looking forward to contributing to the team in a bigger way in his sophomore campaign. The Wildcats coaches give their runner the opportunity to train on their own in the offseason and set their own pace for success and improvement. “I’m running more than I have in previous summers,”

Scharold said. “I’ve learned to gradually build up my mileage in a healthy way.” Scharold took a break from Lexington and returned home to Northern Kentucky to train this summer. The heat wave that has swept the region has been a challenge for Scharold and anyone trying to run lots of miles this summer. “The heat has made it tough to train,” said Scharold. “I’ve been running early in the morning or late at night when it’s cooler, but it’s still pretty hot.” In his sophomore season, Scharold aims to run more 1500 meter races, compete in the 4x400 relay more, and improve his time in his specialty event, the 800 meters. Scharold said that his goal is to run the 800 even faster this year than he did in his senior year at Campbell County, when he set the state record. The Wildcats sophomore has what it takes to continue to improve each season. While he is a talented runner, it is his intangibles that will separate him from the pack. “He is a great example of work ethic,” McKee said. “My hope for him is to come out this year and be a force in the SEC.”

inception, will include 18 holes of scramble golf, a cart, beverages, lunch on the course, and a steak or chicken dinner catered by Barleycorns. This event has sold out in each of its six previous renewals, and this one is anticipated to be no exception. Make reservations now, whether you are repeat golfers or newcomers to the event. The proceeds of the event benefit the Nathan Seiter Memorial Scholarship Fund, which has provided more than 25 $1,000 scholarships to needy Brossart High School students. The

Brossart Mustangs boys basketball program administrates and also benefits from the outing. Quality silent auction items will be available as well as the possibility of winning a 2011 Buick provided by Jeff Wyler Buick/Pontiac/GMC with a hole-in-one on a designated hole, along with other prize holes. Contact Brian Rieger at 441-6756 for more information. See more sports coverage at www.cincinnati.com/blogs/pres spreps.

Northern Kentucky University head basketball coach Dave Bezold demonstrates a dribbling drill to Norse campers on July 19 at Regents Hall. Bezold has guided the Norse since 2004.

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Coney Island Aquanaut Sophia Smallwood, 6, of Alexandria swims in the 2011 Southern Ohio Swim League championships, July 20, at Milford High School. The meet featured 10 teams and more than 700 swimmers. “This is the league championship meet, so obviously this is our biggie for the summer,” said Gary Tameris, coach of the Milford Area Swim Team. Milford won the boys team title, while Mariemont won the girls championship. BEN WALPOLE/STAFF


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SIDELINES Town & Country Summer Camps

Town & Country Sports & Health Club, 1018 Town Drive in Wilder, is offering summer camp programming, with camps for children ages 3 through high school. Town & Country offers full- and half-day Adventure Camps, Tiny Tots Adventure Camp and a variety of Sports Camps. Camps run through Aug. 5. To register, visit www.towncountrysports.com or call 859-442-5800.

Fast Start Volleyball

Northern Kentucky Volleyball Club (NKYVC) has open registration for Fast Start Volleyball, a program specifically designed for athletes who do not make their school program or who attend schools that do not have a volleyball program available. The program provides technique and skill training and a competition schedule. It is appropriate for all skill levels as courts and teams are age and skill divided to ensure each athlete is challenged. Athletes will practice one hour, two days a week for six weeks Aug. 10 Sept. 21. All sessions are held at the Town & Country Sports Complex, 1018 Town Drive in Wilder. For more information, visit www.nkyvc.com.

Fall Soccer Leagues

Town & Country Sports & Health Club is organizing fall outdoor and indoor soccer leagues at its facility, 1018 Town Drive in Wilder. The fall session will run August through October. • Team registration deadline for Men’s Open, COED Open, Women’s Open, COED 35+ and Men’s 30+ is due Friday, Aug. 12. • Individual league registrations for Men’s Open Indoor and Women’s Open Indoor, 18 years and older, for the fall session is due Monday, Aug. 15. To register for either, visit www.towncountrysports.com or contact Jeremy Robertson, director of soccer operations, at 859-442-5800 or tcsoccer@fuse.net.

NKY Sports Reunion

A reunion for all former Northern Kentucky sports players, coaches and officials will be 1 p.m. to midnight Aug. 20, at Rivershore Sports Complex, 7842 River Road in Hebron. Cost is $5 or $10 per family. There will be games, prizes, cornhole and more. Meet Charlie Coleman of the TV show “Sports Legends and Freddie Simpson, who played in the movie “A League of Their Own.” Retro will provide live music. The Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame members’ softball game will be at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds go the Kentucky Circuit Clerk’s Trust for Life Program, helping to secure organs/tissue donations to help Kentuckians.

Tri-State Coach’s Clinic

The 2011 Tri-State Coach’s Clinic will be Sept. 10 at Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors, 7660 Turfway Road, Suite 100, in Florence.

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The clinic, for coaches of all sports, is designed to help coaches develop more positive and effective results from their athletes. Topics to be covered include, creating a cohesive team on and off the field, sport nutrition and more. Guest speakers include Rodney Swanigan, head coach of the Northern Kentucky River Monsters and Brian Hiebert, CNP, Be Healthy Nutrition. The cost prior to Saturday, July 30, is $50; after is $60. Tickets can be purchased online at tristatecoach.eventbrite.com. Visit tristatecoach.wordpress.com or 2011 Tri-State Coach’s Clinic on Facebook.

Be Concerned hosts golf outing

Be Concerned will host its 15th annual golf outing on Sept. 16 at Twin Oaks Golf and Plantation Club in Latonia. The cost is $100 for 18 holes of golf and includes a lunch on the course and a prime rib and chicken dinner after. The scramble best-ball format will have a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. There will be prizes for top golfers, as well as a silent auction and rapid raffles afterward. New is the Golf Ball Drop; for $5 you can purchase a numbered golf ball that will be dropped from a helicopter onto the putting green at 4 p.m. The person whose ball lands closest to the pin will win $1,000. Proceeds will benefit Be Concerned, which assists low-income families in Northern Kentucky obtain basic necessities. For more information or to sign up, call 859-291-6789.

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NewCath – 2011 Regional Champions

The Newport Central Catholic High School junior varsity baseball team won all four tournament games to become 2011 Regional Champions. They defeated Scott, Conner, Ryle and Boone County High School. Pictured, from left, bottom row: Kole Zenni, Alex Infante, Jake Pangallo, Pete Collopy, Alex Grau, Dominic Pangallo and John Caudill; top row: Coach P. Bartels, Coach Steve Fromeyer, Seth Martin, Josh Cain, Connor Bartels, Nick Seibert, Austin Brockman, Mitch Pangallo, Mike Bueter, Kevin Hoffstedder, Jake Yeager, Tommy Donnelly, Colin Dupont and Coach Jeff Ware.

Baseball tryouts

Cincinnati Fury, a newly formed, select youth baseball organization formed to compete at a high level with honor and integrity through skilled coaching, is having tryouts The 11U tryout is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a 9 a.m. registration, and the 15U tryouts are 3-7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. registration. Dates are Aug. 6 at Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131, Milford; Aug. 13 at Seven Hills School, 5400 Red Bank Road; and Aug. 20 at Northern Kentucky University, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights. Players only need to attend one date. Players are to dress in long pants and bring the necessary baseball equipment (gloves, bats, batting helmets, catcher’s gear, hats, etc.). Water will be provided. Cincinnati Fury has the competitive advantage of a solid staff with extensive baseball knowledge and experience guided by the coaching philosophy of Don Gullett Jr. Don’s father, Don Gullett, a former MLB pitcher and pitching coach will be the Fury’s pitching coordinator. Cincinnati Fury will have open tryouts for anyone eligible for the 2012 11U and 15U divisions. Players will go through a pro-style workout where they will be assessed individually on a range of skills. Visit www.gulletts.com, e-mail GBI@gulletts.com, or call 390-7800 for more information.

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Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball player Tony Rack has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court for his work in the classroom. Rack, a junior guard, earned the recognition for his academic performance during the 2010-11 season. In order to be named to the NABC Honors Court, a player must be a junior or senior and own at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average. Rack averaged 5.5 points per game as NKU posted a 21-9 record and advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament as a junior. The Moeller High School product was 49for-119 from three-point range last season. In addition, Rack’s threepointer at the buzzer gave NKU a 76-74 overtime win against Kentucky Wesleyan in the first round of the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional on March 12.

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Jack Ritter of Alexandria was awarded the 2010-11 Campbell County Football Jimmy Geiman Scholarship and received the GeimanHeisman Trophy.

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Bombers win Memorial Day Tourney

The Campbell County Bombers won the District 28 Memorial Day Tournament for Division D2. Pictured, from left, is: Front row, Crew Berkley, Jimmy Ramsey, Luke Ziegler, Stephen Verst and Jordan Gross; and back row, Ethan Eilerman, Evan Mulliken, Cameron Brewer, Alec Eilerman, Paul Kremer and Trevor Davis. Not pictured is Ronnie Shackelford.

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Not only has Washington’s spending binge left us with a record national debt in excess of $14 trillion and an enormous $1.5 trillion annual deficit, but unemployment is still too high at 9.8 percent in Kentucky and our economy is stagnant at best amid fears of a double dip recession. House Republicans are working to reverse this trend. We already passed a fact-based budget plan that would reduce spending by more than $6 trillion over 10 years when compared to the president’s budget. Now, we are demanding significant spending cuts and reforms as part of any increase to the debt limit. At the same time, it has been more than 800 days since Senate Democrats

passed any budget. In Washington, too many people throw around numbers with billions and trillions on the end without U.S. Rep. flinching. HowevGeoff Davis er, they seem to forgotten Community have that a billion has Recorder nine zeros and a guest trillion has 12 These columnist zeros. numbers are so large that it can be difficult to put them into the perspective of our daily lives. Here are a few examples to help:

Smog season is here again Now that the warm weather has sprung upon us full force, so has the smog. In early June the 90s hit the Tristate and brought with it the region’s first smog alert of the season. So what exactly is smog and why does it become such an issue during these hot summer months? Smog is an air pollutant containing gases and other reactive chemical mixtures that is formed when sunlight combines with them. They create an irritating mixture throughout the air making breathing difficult, especially for children, the elderly and people with respiratory problems. Now that the heat has arrived, the warm temperatures increasingly facilitate the mixing of those gases which creates more air contamination. Along with the temperatures, urban areas are among the top of the list for high smog levels. In the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments region that consists of Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties in Ohio; Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky and Dearborn County, Ind., this is due, mainly, to exhaust from vehicles. Geography has something to do with it as well; since the region sits in a valley of sorts, the surroundings could trap the pollution inside. In order to see a decrease in the amount of smog that is formed, residents of the Tristate area need to be informed and stay conscientious. OKI is a non-profit organi-

zation actively Lauren trying to keep citKoehler izens aware of the smog issues in Community the Tristate area. Press guest OKI’s primary columnist charge is to notify people, businesses and the media of smog alerts on days when there is high air contamination. OKI’s “Do Your Share for Cleaner Air” campaign is one way the community can stay informed about smog and related air pollution issues. This campaign gives many examples of what individuals can do to help keep our air clean, such as: • Carpool with friends or coworkers: sign up for RideShare, a free service, by visiting www. rideshareonline.org. • Turn off all unused lights. • Refuel vehicles after 8 p.m. • Use lawnmowers after 8 p.m. • Walk, bike or Rollerblade on short trips If carpooling or vanpooling is not feasible, individuals can park at one of the many park and rides around the Tristate area and take a bus (call METRO 513-621-4455 or TANK 859-331-8265). Simply spreading the word to friends and family is also helpful. For more information and additional tips to reduce air pollution, visit www.doyourshare.org, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/doyourshare, or call 1-800-621-SMOG. Loren Koehler is an OKI communications intern.

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One of our top priorities in Northern Kentucky, both for our safety and economy, is to replace the Brent Spence Bridge between Covington and Cincinnati. This critical infrastructure project is expected to cost up to $3 billion, more than the entire annual transportation budgets of Kentucky and Ohio combined. With $1 trillion, you could build this mega-project 333 times. You could also buy more than 540,000,000,000 (billion) cheese coneys (with mustard and onions) from your favorite chili parlor. If you lined them up end to end, they would circle the globe 1,714 times. This is enough to give eighty cheese coneys to every man, woman and child on Earth,

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or to give every single Kentuckian four cheese coneys a day for life – including free oyster crackers. With one trillion dollars you could buy 277,000,000,000 (billion) gallons of gas at the current average price of $3.60 per gallon. This is twice the total amount of gasoline consumed in the United States last year. You could also buy more than 49,000,000 (million) new Toyota Camrys made in Scott County and designed in Erlanger. This would be about four times as many cars as were sold in the United States last year. It is hard to imagine hundreds of bridges or hundreds of billions of cheese coneys because the idea of a trillion dollars is mind bog-

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gling even when put into these terms. Yet we must come to terms with our $14 trillion debt and $1.5 trillion deficit because these bills will have to be paid either by us or future generations of Americans. We did not get into this mess overnight, and we will not get out of it overnight. To stop the Washington spending spree, the government needs a realistic workout plan to reduce the deficit, and to start paying down our massive debt. The debt limit and budget negotiations must make significant progress toward that goal. U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Hebron, is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Skills gap: Jobs go unfilled With the national unemployment rate hovering stubbornly above 9 percent, why is there a shortage of workers? The short answer is that there has been and continues to be a skills gap created by the changing nature of work and the aging of the workforce. The changing nature of work has been shifting for the past several decades. Nowhere is this more evident than in the industry sectors of advanced manufacturing, health care and information technology. Just as your auto mechanic now uses electronics and computers to diagnose your car’s problem, so does the person who makes products in one of the 400 manufacturing companies found in the region. While it is true that the total number of people working in manufacturing has shrunk dramatically in the past decade, it is also true that advanced manufacturing is one sector of the economy that is hiring today. But you have to have the right skill set to even get an interview. A strong back and little else once was required to get a job in manufacturing. Today, a strong mind that is ready to use sophisti-

cated technology to produce finished products is required. It also requires the person to have strong math, reading, communications and writing skills. With those skills, you can expect to earn a good wage: The average wage of a person in advanced manufacturing in Kentucky exceeds $52,000 a year with benefits. You will work in a building that looks more like a NASA space shuttle than an assembly plant. Advanced manufacturing as a career is not well understood or appreciated. In our push to increase the college going rate – spurred by the 1960s space race – parents, counselors and teachers pushed the “college” degree as a four-year degree. We still push that goal despite warnings from experts telling us that 50-75 percent of jobs will require a two-year associate degree or less. Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is a place where things are still “Made in America.” Manufacturing accounts for a large number of jobs and a high percentage of the economic activity in the region. It has been and remains a vital part of who we are as a region. We must come together as a commu-

nity to produce long-term and sustainable pathways for young people and others to see advanced G. Edward manufacturing as Hughes a career field of Community choice. Recorder That is why in 2005 local manuguest facturers and columnist community leaders came together to help design and secure funding for the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at the Gateway’s Boone Campus. That is why we have launched numerous partnerships, apprenticeships and special programs to train and educate students to take the jobs that are and will be available in the region. Visit our center, talk to our faculty and staff; then have a serious conversation with your child, grandchild, neighbor and friend about a career in advanced manufacturing. The skills gap is a national challenge that must be overcome to revitalize the U.S. economy. In our region, Gateway offers an effective solution. G. Edward Hughes is president of Gateway Community and Technical College.

Will it be business as usual? Every Kentuckian knows the crisis we face: The country is more than $14 trillion in debt. The unemployment rate is over nine percent nationally, and nearly 10 percent in the Commonwealth. An economic calamity is on the horizon—unless Washington gets spending under control and creates an environment to grow new jobs, soon. So naturally people across Kentucky, from Paducah to Pikeville, are looking for answers. Will the government finally get spending under control and revive this economy, or will it be business as usual in Washington? Unfortunately, the answers coming from President Obama and the liberals in Congress are the wrong ones. Shockingly, in the face of crushing debt and deficits, a flailing economy, and anemic job growth, they want to increase government spending and raise taxes. Remarkably, in a time of record deficits, Washington Democrats have called for more stimulus spending, ignoring that if we

could spend our way into economic recovery we would surely be in boom times by now. And they have called for hundreds of billions of dollars in higher taxes to be a part of any deal for Congress to raise the debt limit. The president recently went to a manufacturing plant to tout new jobs. Yet even as he was speaking, his administration unveiled a proposal to hit manufacturing companies like the one he was visiting with billions of dollars in new taxes. Actions like these just aren’t serious. And they show that President Obama and Washington Democrats still don’t get it. They’re just not listening to you. What they don’t understand is that there is a debt crisis not because Washington taxes too little, but because it spends too much. And that voters did not elect dozens of new Republicans to Congress last November because they want their taxes raised or government spending to go up. For the government to keep

running up the credit card and looking to the taxpayer to foot the bill is unacceptable. RepubliSenator cans have very Mitch different ideas McConnell about how to Community solve the problems we face. Recorder I believe that guest it’s time for Washcolumnist ington to take the hit—not Kentucky taxpayers. We need to enact a serious plan to dramatically reduce spending and finally get our debt and deficits under control. That plan must include entitlement reform, because entitlement reform is the key to real long-term spending reduction. We should not raise taxes, because that would hurt job growth and hinder the economic recovery we badly need. Mitch McConnell is the Senate Republican Leader serving as senior U.S. Senator for Kentucky

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Jeff Rose and Bill Walz have opened a new business, Mansion Hill Custom Floors, in Newport.

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Alexandria residents Jeff Rose and Bill Walz have brought their 50 combined years of wood flooring experience to Newport with their new company, Mansion Hill Custom Floors. The company, which gets its name from its location in the Mansion Hill Historic District at 324 East Fourth St., specializes in creating one-of-a-kind flooring. “We are full-service including sales, installation and in-home estimates,” Rose said. “With all of our years of experience, we can help customers choose which flooring is right for them.” After meeting while working together at Schumacher & Co., a hardwood flooring company, the two decided to venture out on their own, opening Mansion Hill Custom Floors earlier this month. “We are both groundfloor up owners that started out sanding floors, so we know every aspect of this business,” Rose said. “We wanted to offer our customers a positive, comfortable experience.” Their new company offers traditional, modern, custom and eco-friendly

products, featured in their 2,500-square-foot showroom. “Everybody wants something different, and we have a countless varieties of wood to choose from,” Walz said. Walz said they have a wide selection of “green” products, which are those made out of cork, bamboo and wood that has been reclaimed or recycled, which are becoming increasingly popular. While it is just the two of them running the business with the help of their wives, Lee Rose and Janice Walz, both agreed that they hope to expand their business. “We plan to cater to builders, remodelers, designers and homeowners and help them find what they are looking for,” Walz said. “We’ve already had a great response from clients we’ve worked with in the past, and we hope to continue growing.” In the near future, the two plan to host open houses and lunch & learn events at their store. For more information about Mansion Hill Custom Floors call 581-1800 or visit www.mansionhillcustomfloors.com For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/newport

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For almost 10 years, Newport on the Levee has been a hot-spot in the Greater Cincinnati area, bringing thousands of locals and tourists to Newport’s riverfront. In September, the entertainment and dining hub, which is continuing to see success, will celebrate its 10-year anniversary. “The building of Newport on the Levee brought a lot of attention to the city of Newport as the project developed,” said Harold Dull, general manager of the Levee. “The Levee has turned into a broad regional draw.” Dull said recent surveys show that residents from the surrounding six counties frequent the Levee and that 60 percent of the Levee’s 3.5 million visitors a year are tourists. The Levee’s marketing director, Christy Gloyd, who grew up in the area, said when she was younger, there wasn’t much to do in the area until the Levee opened. “Since the Levee opened this area has just boomed,” Gloyd said. “This has become a staple in the area.” Some of the biggest attractions at the Levee, which is 83 percent leased out right now, are the Newport Aquarium and AMC Theatres, as well as the wide variety of restaurants, bars and other stores. “I think a big thing that attracts people to the Levee is that there are so many options in a very concentrated place,” Dull said. “We are always looking for ways to add more value to our visitors’ experience at the Levee and we have a lot of exciting announcements coming up.” Dull said some of these announcements include the development of the vacant land next to the Levee that it owns, and possible new

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Ella, Addison and James Viox of Erlanger enjoy some ice cream from the Cold Stone Creamery at Newport on the Levee. tenants for the vacated Shadowbox Cabaret and Imax theater spaces. Dull said the Levee is a very desirable location for businesses. One the Levee’s newest businesses, Tom + Chee, relocated from its former location in Cincinnati in June. The restaurant, which started as a small tent in Fountain Square in 2009, specializes in grilled cheese and tomato soup. “We love the atmosphere of the Levee,” said Trew Quackenbush, one of the business’s owners. “We are very family friendly and we thought the Levee would be a great fit for us with all the families that come here.” Outside of entertainment and dining businesses, the Levee is also catering to other businesses that want a unique environment for their office by leasing out office space. “Some businesses just don’t thrive in a central business district type of area, so at the Levee we offer them something a little different,” Dull said. “Here, businesses can find a creative, vibrant environment.” Dull said the office space at the Levee is a win-win by offering employees of the

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Lauren Volk from Greenwood, Ind., gets a balloon flower from Chris Corrado of the Cincinnati Circus while visiting Newport on the Levee. businesses a lot of options for lunches and entertaining clients and providing Levee businesses with more onsite customers. To celebrate the 10-year anniversary, the Levee is

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Emma Tyree and Ashton Arvin from Trenton, Ohio, enjoy a meal at one the Levee’s newest businesses, Tom + Chee.

planning several events throughout the month of September. For information about the Levee and upcoming events, visit www.newport onthelevee.com.

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DRINK TASTINGS

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

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BENEFITS

Kelsey Ann Sorrell Memorial Scholarship Fund Benefit, 7 p.m., Devou Park, 1344 Audubon Road, Clubhouse. Golfing is optional at 4 p.m. Open bar, dinner, dancing and music by the Remains. Benefits Kelsey Ann Sorrell Memorial Scholarship Fund. $75 golf; $50 dinner. Reservations required. 859-2922151. Covington.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Overeaters Anonymous, 10:30 a.m., Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 2690 Dixie Highway, Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 513921-1922. Lakeside Park.

TOURS

HEALTH / WELLNESS

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

MUSIC - RELIGIOUS

Ivan Parker, 7 p.m., Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle, 1080 Highland Ave., Southern Gospel recording artist. Free, donations accepted. Tickets are required. 859-7814510; www.habt.org. Fort Thomas.

MUSIC - ROCK

The Cla-Zels, 8:30 p.m., York St. Cafe, 738 York St., $5. Local, cohesive rock band. 859261-9675; www.cla-zels.com. Newport. The Band of Heathens, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. Doors open 8:30 p.m. Americana/rock/soul music. $13, $10 advance. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport. Come Here Watson, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Parlour. With Cougar Ace and Onward Pilgrim. $10 ages 18-20, $7 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Danny Bevins, 8 p.m. (Ages 21 and up) and 10:30 p.m. (Ages 18 and up), Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $17. Through July 31. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Dial “M” for Monmouth Murder Mystery, 8-10 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St., Interactive murder mystery. During each performance, audience gets to decide who committed the crime. Ages 18 and up. $15. Through Aug. 5. 859-6559140; www.monmouththeatre.com. Newport.

RECREATION

Adult Sand Volleyball, 6:30 p.m., Flagship Park, 1 Flagship Pkwy., Weather permitting. No teams. Individuals rotate in so everyone can play. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by City of Erlanger. 859-727-2525, ext. 1; www.ci.erlanger.ky.us. Erlanger.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas, 85 N. Grand Ave., Room A. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 513-921-1922. Fort Thomas.

TOURS

Cincinnati Bell FiOptics Showcase of New Affordable Homes, 5-8 p.m., Aosta Valley, Aosta Valley Drive, Featuring seven model homes from six local builders. Homes start at $148,500 and range in size from 16003000 square feet. Located on Boone County-Kenton County line just North of Walton, KY off of Route 16, development features underground gas and electric utilities, city water and sewage, and streetlights. Community pool, clubhouse and playground are under construction. Restrooms, parking and concessions available during show. Free. 859-282-6900; www.liveinnky.com. Walton.

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DRINK TASTINGS

Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, Five for $5. 859-635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 1-7 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 859-448-0253. Camp Springs.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Josh Eagle Album Release, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. With the Cliftones, Fair City Lights and Kelly Fine. Doors open 8:30 p.m. Cover includes new CD. $13 ages 18-20; $10 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

MUSIC - ROCK

The Tempers CD Release Show, 8:30 p.m., York St. Cafe, 738 York St., Release of “Strum & Drag” CD. With Straw Boss. $5. 859-261-9675; www.yorkstonline.com. Newport.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

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

ON STAGE - THEATER

Dial “M” for Monmouth Murder Mystery, 8-10 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, $15. 859655-9140; www.monmouththeatre.com. Newport.

RECREATION

Open Play Paintball, 3-5 p.m., Town and Country Sports and Health Club, 1018 Town Drive, Golf Range Clubhouse to pay and for orientation. Includes Field Rental, Unlimited CO2 and 500 paintballs and Refs and two free additional hours of open play, which is normally 3-5 p.m.. All paintballs must be purchased from Xtreme Paintball at Town & Country. Field paint only. Ages 10 and up. $25, $12 500 additional paintballs, $10 marker/gun, gloves, mask and vest. 859442-5800; www.towncountrysports.com. Wilder. American Legion Charity Golf Outing, 1-4 p.m., Twin Oaks Golf Course, 450 E. 43rd St., Includes lunch at the course, beer, prizes, trophies, greens fees and cart. Shotgun start, four-person scramble. Benefits American Legion Boone Post 4. Ages 21 and up. $69. Registration required. Presented by American Legion Boone Post 4. 859-5812410. Covington. Duplicate Bridge, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Panorama Plus, $5. 859-391-8639; www.boonecountybridgecenter.com. Florence.

SPORTS

All-Breed Horse Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Alexandria Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Lane, Horses and riders compete in 49 classes. See Arabians, Paso Fino, Gaited, Western, English and Miniature Horses perform throughout competition. Covered grandstand seating available. Refreshments available. Free parking. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Northern Kentucky Horse Network. 859-512-5414; www.alexandriafairandhorseshow.com. Alexandria.

Newport Gangster Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. Fifth St., Explore the streets where gangsters made their millions, gamblers lost their fortunes and their lives, and ladies of the night earned their reputations. $15. Presented by American Legacy Tours. 859-491-8000; www.newportgangsters.com. Newport. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 3 1

DRINK TASTINGS

Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, Five for $5. 859-635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 859-448-0253. Camp Springs.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Ben Alexander, 1-5 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, 859-291-0550. Newport.

MUSIC - JAZZ

Lee Stolar Trio, 7-11 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., With Mary Ellen Tanner. Free. 859491-8027; www.cheznora.com. Covington.

MUSIC - ROCK

Scotty Karate, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Juney’s Lounge. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201. Newport. Ultraviolet Hippopotamus and Skeetones, 7 p.m., Radiodown, 620 Scott Blvd., With Yamn. Rock band from Grand Rapids, Mich. $10. 859-291-2233; www.cincyticket.com. Covington.

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Dinsmore Homestead will have tours to showcase the 1842 farmhouse and furnishings of the Dinsmore family from 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, and Wednesday, Aug. 3. The Dinsmore Homestead is a unique historic site where visitors can learn what rural life was like in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Nature enthusiasts can enjoy the hiking trails and those who enjoy antiques and historic interiors will take delight in touring the house, containing the original accumulated belongings of five generations of the Dinsmore family. Tours begin on the hour with the last tour starting at 4 p.m. The office and gift shop are closed on Mondays. House tours will continue through Dec. 15. The Dinsmore Homestead is located at 5656 Burlington Pike in Burlington. Tours are $5; $3 ages 60 and up; $2 ages 7-17; members and ages six and under are free. For more information visit www.dinsmorefarm.org or call 859-586-6117. M O N D A Y, A U G . 1

ATTRACTIONS

Penguin Palooza, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, $22, $15 ages 2-12. 859-2617444; www.newportaquarium.com. Newport.

MUSIC - WORLD

Jesco White the Dancing Outlaw, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. With Roger Alan Wade and Pick Up the Snake. $16, $13 advance. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Live Bait Comedy, 7 p.m., 701 Bakewell St., Comedians Neilly Fletcher, Michael Rudolph, Vincent Holiday, Mike Foley, Rob Wilfong and special guest Gene Sell. Drink specials include $5 pitchers of Long Islands or domestic drafts and 43 Wells. No cover. 859-431-7011. Covington. Danny Bevins, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15. Ages 21 and up. 859957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Dial “M” for Monmouth Murder Mystery, 3-5 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, $15. 859655-9140; www.monmouththeatre.com. Newport.

RECREATION

Mommy & Me Time, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Star Lanes on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Unlimited bowling, shoe rental and soft drinks. Includes cheese pizza, popcorn and cartoons on endof-lane screens. Reservations available in two-hour increments. $15 per child with same day purchase, $10 advance. 859625-7250; www.starlaneslevee.com. Newport.

CIVIC

Tea Party Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Sub Station II, 7905 Dream St., Meet and discuss limited government, free markets and fiscal responsibility. Free. Presented by Grassroots Tea Party of Boone County. 859-746-3573; www.teapartyboonecounty.org. Florence.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Bob Crawford, 8 p.m.-midnight, Beer Sellar, 301 Riverboat Row, Free. 859-431-6969. Newport.

MUSIC - BLUEGRASS

Bluegrass Jam, 8-11 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., No sign-up required. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-491-6659. Covington.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Stand-up Comedy, 8:30 p.m., Beer Sellar, 301 Riverboat Row, Different line-up each week. Content rated R. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-6969. Newport. T U E S D A Y, A U G . 2

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Become a confident, more effective speaker. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. 859-652-3348. Newport.

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

DANCE CLASSES Clogging Demonstrations/Open Dance, 8 p.m., Drawbridge Inn Hotel, 2477 Royal Drive, Public invited to watch energetic, footstomping and hand-clapping form of dance. $5 per day. Registration required. Presented by Hills of Kentucky Cloggers. 859-7608497; www.midwestcloggingky.com. Fort Mitchell.

KARAOKE

Karaoke Night, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Mokka and the Sunset Bar and Grill, 500 Monmouth St., $8 domestic buckets and $2 wells. 859-5813700. Newport.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m., Midway Cafe, 1017 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Hosted by Dick and the Roadmasters, award-winning blues band. Free. 859-781-7666. Fort Thomas.

All Star Karaoke, 7-10 p.m., Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, Sing on large stage with professional lighting and sound man. $500 prize for winner. Family friendly. Free. 859-441-4888. Cold Spring.

NATURE

MUSIC - CONCERTS

MUSIC - BLUES

Wild Wednesday, 10 a.m., 9:30 a.m., Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Shelterhouse 2. Civil War Era Beekeeping with Kayla and Granville Griffith. Pre-Program: Riverworks Discovery. Hour-long programs. Rain or shine. Free, donations of nonperishable food and personal care items accepted. 859-525-7529; www.kentoncounty.org. Independence.

SPORTS

Florence Freedom Baseball, 7:05 p.m. vs. Lake Erie Crushers, Champion Window Field, Reading Club. First 500 kids receive a free Freedom baseball. $12 VIP, $10 reserved, $7 lawn. 859-594-4487; www.florencefreedom.com. Florence.

Live at the Levee, 6-9:30 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Riverwalk Plaza. The Rusty Griswolds. Summer concert series. Free. 859-291-0550; www.newportonthelevee.com. Newport.

MUSIC - ROCK

Rock the Boat, 7 p.m., Riverside Marina Bar and Grill, 145 Mary Ingles Highway (Ky. 8), With DoryDrive and Seven Circle Sunrise. Free. Presented by Riverside Marina. 859442-8111; www.RiversideMarinaKY.com. Dayton, Ky.. Valley of the Sun, 9-11:59 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., CD release party. With Lo-Pan and Atlantis Becoming. $5. 859431-2201. Newport.

COMMUNITY DANCE

Line Dancing, 7-9 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co.. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright.

MUSIC - ROCK

Moonface, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. Doors open 8 p.m. $13, $10 advance. 859-431-2201; www.ticketfly.com. Newport.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Underbelly, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open 8 p.m. Cincinnati’s strangest comedy show features improv, sketches, poetry, music and more. Ages 18 and up. $8, $5 advance. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

SPORTS

THANKS TO RICH SOFRANKO

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company performs “Bedroom Farce,” a comedic 1970s play that explores relationships at various stages. It is through Aug. 7, at the theater, 719 Race St., downtown. Tickets are $32 and $28 for adults, $28 and $24 for seniors and $26 and $22 for students. Call 513-381-2273 ext. 1 or visit www.cincyshakes.com. Pictured are: Kate Wilford and Jim Hopkins in the company’s production of “Bedroom Farce.”

Florence Freedom Baseball, 7:05 p.m. vs. Lake Erie Crushers, Champion Window Field, 7950 Freedom Way, If Freedom wins on Wednesday, special prizes for fans. Reading Club Nights presented by Xavier University: Participating children win free tickets. WEBN Thirsty Thursdays: $1 beer and soda. $12 VIP, $10 reserved, $7 lawn. 859-594-4487; www.florencefreedom.com. Florence.

PROVIDED

The comedy, “Menopause the Musical,” is at the Aronoff Center through Aug. 14. The musical parody is set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. It is performed at 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $50. Call 513-621-2787 or visit www.CincinnatiArts.org.


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‘Bee’ on the lookout for pollinators in your yard Most of the time, when we see a bee, our initial reaction is to kill it. If you’ve been stung before, you know it can hurt, so naturally you become defensive – especially if you’re allergic to bee stings. As best we can, it’s time to change our thinking from defense to offense, as our honey bee (and other pollinators) populations continue to decline to alarmingly low numbers. Without our bees and their pollinating abilities, we wouldn’t have much of the food we eat. In fact, one bite of every three we take was dependent on a honey bee for pollination. So, what’s causing the decline? There are many factors including mites, viruses and other diseases, chemical exposure, lack of nutrition (limited supply of good pollen and nectar sources), and of course, Colony Collapse Disorder, which may be a combination of all of the above (still a lot of research going on). How can you help? Although most backyard gardeners can’t do anything about the mites, viruses, diseases and over all Colony Collapse Disorder, we can help increase honey bees and other pollinators within our yards and neighborhoods.

Garden for the bees

• Plant nectar rich plants in your garden, patio pots, window boxes, etc. • Try to create bee areas that are in full sun, and protected from the wind. • Make sure there are

plants flowering at all times for the bees to work on. • Many weeds are an excellent Ron Wilson source of In the nectar and Garden pollen (dandelions and clover are great!). When possible let them flower for the bees to use, then pull or get rid of the weeds. • Try planting both native and non native nectar and pollen sources. Flowering shrubs, perennials, annuals, vegetables and herbs can all be great sources of nectar and pollen. • Provide a source of water. (Bee favorites include lavender, milkweed, daisies, coreopsis, crocus, Alliums, chives, catmint, salvia, sage, gayfeather, Penstemon digitalis, sedum, goldenrod, lambs ears, thyme, zinnias, etc. Trees and shrubs include crab apples, edible peaches and apples, hawthorn, flowering cherry, spirea, butterfly plant, caryopteris, etc.

Reduce use of pesticides

• If you must spray, use targeted pesticides that won’t affect bees, and spray when the bees are least active (early in morning or at dusk when the wind is not blowing). • If possible, don’t spray flowering plants that attract the bees, or at least try to treat the leaves only, not the flowers. Treat only plants that are being badly eaten.

• Use integrated pest management methods (mechanical and cultural ways to control pests as well as chemical, such as hosing off bad bugs, knocking them off into a bucket of soapy water, using grow covers, hand picking, etc. Apply insecticidal soap or horticultural oil before getting out the stronger insecticides. Note: Pesticides will vary in their effect on bees. Dusts and wettable powders are more hazardous to bees than solutions or emulsifiable concentrates. Systemics are a safer way to control many harmful pests without sprays, but may contaminate nectar or pollen. Read the label. Many insecticides, like Sevin or Spinosad (an organic spray) may be very low in toxicity to humans and pets, yet are extremely toxic to bees.

Websites

Protect swarms

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www.orchardbees.com www.masonbeehomes.com www.gardeners.com/About -Mason-Bees/8198,default,pg. html www.knoxcellars.com www.homeorchardsociety. org/masonbees www.davesbees.com encourage the native bee populations. The solitary bee species that nest in boxes, hollow stems and ground won’t swarm and don’t sting. These are excellent pollinators and are already in

Learn more about bees

Take the time to learn more about not only honey bees, but our native bees as well. Educate the kids about the importance of the bees, and how to watch for and avoid bees. (Only female honey bees can sting, and it truly is used as a defense mechanism only.)

Buy local honey

Help support your local bee keepers by purchasing locally produced honey and other honey related prod-

ucts. The honey is often more fresh and will contain vitamins and minerals that some commercially produced honey may lack. So let’s all do our part to invite and allow these honey bees to do their jobs in our gardens. And the next time you smack a honey bee, just think about the impact you’ve made on our world of bees. Can you imagine what the world would ‘bee’ like without our pollinators? (Thanks to Bar-bee Bloetscher,OSU Extension/ ODA, for much of our bee information.) Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at columns@ communitypress.com.

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‘Orange’ ya glad it’s smoothie weather?

We had a wonderful time in Michigan at the lake house, which daughter-inlaw Courtney’s family owns. We seldom get one-on-one time with our kids and Rita I loved just Heikenfeld sitting on the deck chatRita’s ting with kitchen them without having to wonder how long they can stay. The grandkids loved everything about Little Glen Lake in Michigan, from the

shallow, clean water to the beautiful white sand dunes. Husband, Frank, and I went on to Montreal and Quebec and Old Quebec is now one of my favorite cities. The food was authentic – poutine (French-fried potatoes with veal “gravy”), duck confit , salads with maple syrup dressing, and flaky breakfast croissants studded with chocolate. I think I ate my way through Quebec! It’s back to reality now, though, with this searing heat. A perfect reason to whip up a batch of Orange Julius smoothies.

Orange Julius smoothie

This is as close as I can get to the kind sold at the mall. Because your body digests liquids easier than solids, a smoothie is a wonderful way to give kids who can’t tolerate a solid meal a healthful start. 6 oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed 2 cups milk Sugar to taste (start with 1 ⁄3 cup and go from there) or substitute 2 teaspoons vanilla Couple handfuls of ice Whirl everything together in the blender.

Rita’ blog

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Daughter-in-law Jessie made this for my birthday. It’s a moist, chocolaty cake that’s a good keeper, as well. And the frosting – you’ll be licking the spoon. 1 cup boiling water

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Rita’s sour cream chocolate birthday cake courtesy of her daughter-in-law Jessie. 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate 1 stick butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups sugar 2 eggs, separated 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄2 cup sour cream 2 cups less 2 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon baking powder Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour boiling water over chocolate and butter to melt. Stir in vanilla and sugar. Then blend in egg yolks. Combine soda and sour cream, then add to chocolate mixture and blend well, a couple of minutes or so on medium speed. Add flour and baking powder and blend again. Beat egg whites until they hold a peak and fold into batter. Bake 50 minutes in a very well sprayed bundt pan. Cool 15 minutes then gently remove from pan by flipping upside down on a rack. Serves 12 to 15.

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beads. Add the vanilla and the milk 1 tablespoon at a time until a spreadable consistency is reached. Beat until fluffy – adding more milk if necessary.

Aunt Becky’s Thriftway potato salad

I’ve had several requests for this, along with Thriftway’s tuna salad and Bigg’s chicken salad. I have cloned the tuna and chicken salads and will share them soon. I received this from Clermont County reader Julie Scott several years ago straight from the deli cookbook. You can try and cut the recipe in half. As far as the freeze-dried chives, a palmful of fresh chives will work, too, or finely chopped green onions. 71⁄2 lbs. potatoes, cooked and diced 41⁄2 cups Hellmann’s mayo 3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped 4 tablespoons yellow mustard 21⁄2 teaspoons onion salt 11⁄2 teaspoons celery seed 11⁄2 teaspoons freezedried chives 11⁄2 teaspoons sugar 3 ⁄4 cup chopped celery Let set in refrigerator overnight and serve the next day! Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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N. Kentucky military personnel graduate The following military personnel graduated from training or have been promoted: • Army National Guard Pvt. David J. Gray graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Gray is the son of Tevis D. and Theresa C. Gray of Fort Wright and is a 2009 graduate of Covington Catholic High School. Air Force Airman 1st Class Clarence A. Montgomery graduated from basic military training at

Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Montgomery earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Rose Montgomery of Bellevue. • Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew M. Morscher graduated from the Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice (F-100 jet engine) Course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas. He is the son of Mack E. and Mary L. Morscher of Alexandria and a 2008 graduate of Campbell County High School.

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Gearhart opens practice

Kendall R. Gearhart, D.C., has opened a new practice called Chirop r a c t i c Orthopedics at 8333 Alexandria Pike in Alexandria. Gearhart He is currently accepting new patients. Phone: 859-448-0900.

Chrystie Keenan joins Huff in Campbell Co.

Fort Mitchell based Huff Realty announced that

Chrystie Keenan recently joined the company's sales team operating out of the Campbell County / Brooksville office. Keenan can be reached at 606-407 2266 or at ckeenan@huff.com

The current world record was achieved when 3,952 people gathered to form a giant pink human ribbon as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on October 28, 2010, taking the record from a group in Germany of 3,640 in 2007. Officials from Guinness World Records will be at Kings Island to officiate and certify the world-record attempt. All guests planning to participate in the event must register in advance online at

He began his career with Fifth Third in 2004 and received an MBA from Xavier University and a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Kentucky. McMillan resides in Fort Thomas.

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Dave Engel has joined ComStock Advisors in Newport as director, corporate transaction services.

McMillan promoted to vice president

The Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) Board of Directors has promoted Ed McMillan, senior finance manager for the Information Technology division, to Vice President. McMillan and four other employees received promotions to Vice President from the board.

www.visitkingsisland.com/record and come to the park July 31 dressed in pink. Guests can purchase 'Guinness World Record Day' tickets for July 31 online for $19 at www.visitkingsisland.com. Participation in the event is free for 2011 season passholders. For more information on how to be part of Kings Island's Guinness World Records title attempt and for a July 31 timeline of events, go to www.visit kingsisland.com.

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Kings Island to attempt new Guinness World Record For more than four decades, Kings Island has been shattering world records for having the longest, fastest and most-thrilling rides on the planet. Kings Island has also been the site for world-record riding attempts, motorcycle jumps and high-wire walks. On Sunday, July 31, park guests will be able to get in on the recordbreaking fun when Kings Island attempts to break the Guinness World Records title for the Largest Human Awareness Ribbon as part of the second annual Kings Island for the Cure campaign.

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An Open Letter to NKAPC Taxtakers Our families, friends & neighbors are not corrupt! Why does a wealthy shadow group of concerned citizens and elected taxtakers support NKAPC as they vilify our families, friends and neighbors? How many hardworking carpenters, plumbers, electricians, drywallers, painters, roofers and building professionals do you know? Are they corrupt as alleged by the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC)? NKAPC taxtakers have tried to link our families, friends and neighbors in the building industry to those who caused the mortgage crisis and Watergate. The housing crisis was cause by corrupt POLITICIANS who required banks to give home loans to people who could not afford them. Watergate was caused by corrupt POLITICIANS. It’s an insult to our hardworking families, friends and neighbors to link them to corrupt politicians. Boone County has grown by 38% and has issued twice as many building permits as Kenton County who has only grown by 5%, yet Kenton County pays twice as much for planning and zoning as Boone County. The NKAPC reports that Edgewood’s taxpayers paid $235,000 and received $38,000 in services while Fort Wright’s taxpayers paid NKAPC $160,000 and received $16,000 in services. Why? The taxtakers at the NKAPC need our tax dollars to pay for their lucrative retirements, free health insurance and free meals. Who has the $3.4 million confiscated from Kenton taxpayers? It’s not the builders or the taxpayers. It’s the taxtakers at NKAPC. Yes, “follow the money.” NKAPC has it all! Isn’t it alarming that government regulators, like NKAPC, now consume 25% of the cost of a new single family home? Isn’t that cost going to prevent our kids and grandkids from achieving the American Dream of owning their own homes? Over-regulation drives up building costs, decreases building demand and destroys jobs. Why is NKAPC bullying and intimidating local businesses who support this petition drive by leading a boycott against our entrepreneurs. These boycotts are promoted by NKAPC supporters who demand “We the People” submit or be destroyed. Should our entrepreneurs live in fear of NKAPC’s powerful supporters? Do we live in Kenton County or Moscow? Why did NKAPC pay $5,000 of taxpayers’ money to authorize a self-serving survey to “prove” the public “demanded” NKAPC confiscate 23% of Kenton’s private hillsides? The survey contacted less than 1% of Kenton’s residents as their proof! It was just a shameful attempt at grabbing private property! If NKAPC is dissolved, will Kenton become part of the Dark Ages as stated by NKAPC supporters? In June, Campbell County’s City of Fort Thomas was ranked as the #1 community in Northern Kentucky by Cincy Magazine, even though Campbell County fired the NKAPC almost 30 years ago. NKAPC claims they “provided oversight and regulation of the homebuilding and the construction industry in Kenton County for the past fifty years.” So why are our streets crumbling after 5-10 years? Who provides oversight and regulates our streets? NKAPC! Aren’t they revealing their own negligence, waste and lack of oversight? Who pays for these costly street repairs? The taxpayers of Kenton County. It’s not our builders’ fault that they built streets based on NKAPC’s designs. Why did NKAPC hire Strategic Advisors to help them craft their marketing message against the taxpayers? Can’t their leaders explain their own “value” without an outside wordsmith? Who’s paying this outside firm? Why does Strategic Advisors list NKAPC as a client, but NKAPC’s attorney says Strategic Advisors does not work for NKAPC? What’s the truth? Who are these wealthy puppet-masters behind this shadow group? Could you imagine our Founding Fathers signing the Declaration of Independence as “Concerned Citizens and Elected Officials?” How gutless! The taxpayers of Kenton County deserve courageous and fiscally responsible leaders, not cowards. Kenton is the only county out of Kentucky’s 120 counties to have a taxing authority like NKAPC. We’re tired of being over-taxed, over-regulated and watching bureaucrats destroy our children’s chance of experiencing the American Dream. Please support “We the People” by visiting www.nkyteaparty.org/axthetax and sign the petition to end this taxing nightmare in Kenton County. The petition must be submitted by August 9th. Please act now! This column was written by Tom Wurtz, a resident and taxpayer of Kenton County. Paid for and endorsed by the following proud patriots at the Northern Kentucky Tea Party who believe in limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets. Cathy Flaig, Duane Skavdahl, Garth Kuhnhein, Terry Donoghue, Bryan Miller, Erik Hermes, Mark Hunter, Wayne H. Neltner, Joe Guenther, Pam Dimmerman, Frank & Carol Halpin

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Kelly E. Back

Kelly E. Back, 47, of Dayton, died July 20, 2011, at VA Medical Center in Cincinnati. He was a printer with API Printing and an avid fisherman. He served in the U.S. Army from 1982-1986. His father, Clifford Back, and mother, Lois Webb Back, died previously. Survivors include his son, Kelly Back Jr. of Dayton; sisters, Debbie Pfeffer of Alexandria and Michaelle Wilson of Dayton; and brothers, Clifford Back of Latonia Lakes and Jeffery Back of Dayton. Burial was in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown. Memorials: Kelly Back Memorial Fund c/o Citizens Bank of NKY, 134 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073.

James David Conner

James David Conner, 66, of Crittenden, died July 22, 2011, at his residence. He was a retired maintenance employee of International Permalite in Florence, a truck driver for Dependable Express in Hebron and a member of Community Pentecostal Church in Taylor Mill. Survivors include his wife, Willena Miller Conner; son, James Rodney Conner of Crittenden; daughter, Deena Snedegar of Crittenden; half brothers, Paul Conner of Latonia and Thomas Conner of Covington; half sisters, Charlene Farmer and Sue Conner, both of Newport; stepmother, Joann Conner of Newport; six grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery, Dry Ridge. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Fred ‘Jack’ Humphreys

Dr. Fred “Jack” Humphreys, 84, of Cold Spring, died July 19, 2011, at his home. He was a biology professor at Thomas More College for more than 40 years and worked in the Hamagami Clinical Lab in Kenwood, Ohio, for 40 years. While in graduate school he helped develop frozen orange juice and the formula for what would become Preparation H. He was a Boy Scout leader, a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a member of St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring. Survivors include his wife, Shirley A. Trowbridge Humphreys; daughters, Connie Verst, Chris Sferra, Tina Ranson, Teresa Hasson and Bridget Dischar; sister, Shirley M. Schneider;

Recipe contest to help seniors The local Home Instead Senior Care office is encouraging family caregivers to dig into the family recipe box for that dish everyone in the family loves and prepare and share a meal with their senior loved one. Then enter that recipe and the story about what makes the dish so special in the Craving Companionship Recipe Contest by Sept. 15. Selected recipes and stories will be posted online as well as in the Homemade Memories Cookbook that will be available for purchase in time for the 2011 holiday season. Proceeds will go to the nonprofit Home Instead Senior Care Foundation to benefit North American seniors. The contest is part of the Craving Companionship program that offers family caregivers tips and practical advice to encourage companionship and easy, healthy meals. For more details about the program and contest, including guidelines and prizes, visit www.mealsandcompanionship.com.

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 2830404 for more information. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513242-4000 for pricing details. For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at NKY.com. 10 grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren. He donated his body to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Memorials: Biology Department at Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017 or Covington Latin School, 21 E. 11th St., Covington, KY 41011.

Donald R. Jackson

Donald R. Jackson, 75, of Union, died July 23, 2011, at Villaspring of Erlanger. He was a retired machinist for GE and a member of Covington Lodge No. 109 and 32 degree Scottish Rite. His first wife, Bonnie Jackson, died in 2001. Survivors include his wife, Kay Jackson; sons, Mike Jackson of West Chester, Ohio, Rick Weber Jr. of Hebron and Troy Weber of Huntsville, Ala.; daughters, Connie Lucius of Falmouth and Donna Scharold of Alexandria; sisters, Jessie Schamel of Batesville, Ind., and Bessie Gourd of Corning, Iowa; 15 grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Syrian Burns Institute or Scottish Rite Temple.

Carol Burns Lamb

Carol Virginia Burns Lamb, 73, of Fort Mitchell, died July 14, 2011, at Baptist Towers in Covington.

Her husband, David C. Lamb, died in 1999. Survivors include her sisters, Donna L. Bankemper of Cincinnati and Dianne M. Zenni of Fort Thomas; and brother, Dan R. Burns of Melbourne. She donated her body to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Memorials: Blessed Sacrament Church, 2409 Dixie Hwy., Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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Dolores Jean Lauren

Dolores Jean Braukman Lauren, 81, of Villa Hills, formerly of Bellevue, died June 30, 2011. She was a globe-trotting singer, enjoying a career on stage and in night clubs under the stage name Dolores Dean. She was a soprano with a three octave range and sang opera, pop and jazz. She performed for the Catholic Theater Guild of Northern Kentucky and was an opening act for Dennis Day and other great entertainers throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. Her daughter, Carin Boone, and husband, Eddie Michaels, died previously. Survivors include her grandson, Jason Boone of Villa Hills; and brothers, David Braukman of Villa Hills and John Braukman of Palm Harbor, Fla. Memorials: Folk Ensemble at Mother of God Church in Covington.

Timothy James Sexton

Timothy James Sexton, 48, of Frankfort, formerly of Fort Thomas, died July 17, 2011, in Frankfort. He was a mortgage broker and an avid marksman and reader. His father, James A. Sexton Jr., died previously. Survivors include his wife, Mary Matrella Sexton; son, Ethan Matrella of Covington; and mother, Ingeborg Sexton of Fort Thomas. Burial was in West Laurel Hills Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pa. Memorials: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 3 Chalfonte Place, Fort Thomas, KY 41075 or American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

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an avid fisherman and hunter. Survivors include his son, Sean Skaggs of Erlanger; daughter, Casey Skaggs of Cold Spring; sister, Kathy Barrow of Cold Spring; partner, Georgia Gibbs of Latonia; and six grandchildren. Burial was at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown.

Barry James Skaggs, 64, of Latonia, died July 15, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a truck driver with Red Express Co. in Latonia, served in the U.S. Army and was a lifetime member of the Lawler-Hanlon VFW Post No. 5662 in Newport. He was

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Emily Catherine Miller

Emily Catherine Miller, 32, of Covington, died July 19, 2011, at her home. She was an administrative manager with the I.R.S. in Covington and a member of CCFA and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lakeside Park. Survivors include her son, Dillon S. Isbel of Latonia; parents, Edgar L. Miller and Jean C. Goebel Miller of Latonia; paternal grandfather, Edgar E. Miller of McComb, Miss.; sisters, Jennifer L. Miller of Washington, D.C., and Sarah J. Miller of Covington; brothers, Michael L. Miller of Independence and Matthew P. Miller of Fort Thomas. Interment was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright.

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Arrests/citations

Arthur W. Boss II, 50, 352 Rose Drive, alcohol intoxication in a public place; first and second offense at 7634 Alexandria Pike, June 8. Kyle M. Wiesner, 25, 856 Mallard Drive, DUI - first offense - aggravated circumstances, communication device violation - first offense, careless driving, failure of owner to maintain required insurance - first offense at Alexandria Pike and Camel Crossing, June 12. Mark A. Cook, 22, 117 W. Monroe Drive, possession of drug paraphernalia - first offense, careless driving, possession of marijuana at Creektrace Road and U.S. 27, June 19. Samantha L. Ellis, 24, 4 Robin Way, warrant at Breckenridge Drive, June 25. Louis V. Ionna, 18, 8393 E. Main St., DUI - first offense, leaving scene of accident or failure to render aid or assistance at 6707 Alexandria Pike, July 2.

Incidents/investigations Fourth degree assault domestic violence

Reported at Washington Street, June 20. Reported at Panorama Drive, July 1.

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of fire pit taken from driveway at 113 Ridgeway Crossing, June 7. Report of wallet taken from vehicle at 8007 Alexandria Pike, June 9. Report of chain saw taken from bed of truck at 16 Spilman Drive, June 11. Report of briefcase taken from vehicle at 6707 Alexandria Pike, June 20. Report of four sets of wheels taken off vehicles in car lot at 7500 Alexandria Pike, July 13.

Theft by unlawful taking bicycles

Report of bicycle taken from garage at 33 Panorama Drive, June 16.

Theft by unlawful taking gasoline

Report of two containers of gasoline taken from outside of residence and trailer in driveway at 140 Orchard Lane, June 20.

Theft by unlawful taking or purse snatching

Report of purse taken from shopping cart at 6711 Alexandria Pike, June 16. Report of wallet taken from person in store at 6711 Alexandria Pike, June 25.

Third degree burglary

Terrace, DUI, no insurance, no operator’s license at I-471 south at I-275, July 16. Randy Kash, 32, 50 Shawnee Ave., DUI at US 27 at Renshaw, July 17. William Walters, 49, 1017 Putnam St., DUI at 30 Carothers Road, July 16. Kevin Daniel, 30, 443 Newtonsville Road, DUI, driving on a suspended license at Alexandria Pike at Hollywoods, July 17. Christopher Nichols, 29, 5303 Belfast Owensville Road, warrant at South Fort Thomas Avenue, July 17. Clark Edwin, 51, 2037 Highland Ave., warrant at I-471 south, July 16.

Incidents/investigations First degree criminal mischief

Report of electronics taken from residence at 16 Viewpoint Drive, June 26.

At 2517 Alexandria Pike, July 13.

Report of mail box knocked off post at 151 Ridgewood Drive, June 8. Report of residence and vehicle egged and toilet papered at 6 Cherrywood Lane, June 15.

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Luis Grande-Herrera, 19, 1006 Hamlet St., DUI at 465 Chesapeake Ave., July 14. Dennis Moeller, 34, 311 Highland Ave., warrant at 311 Highland Ave., July 13. Paul Dolph Jr., 28, 119 North Fort Thomas Ave., possession of drug paraphernalia at North Grand Avenue at Highland, July 13. Michael Robinson, 44, 336 West Eighth St., DUI at U.S. 27, July 13. Kevin McNerney, 28, 2691 Montcheteau, DUI, possession of open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle at I-471 south, July 14. Kelley Bowles, 22, 1260 Bondick Court, DUI at I-275 east, July 15. Howard McCurdy, 28, 5149 Hawaiian

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At 2373 North Fort Thomas Ave., July 13.

At 40 Gettysburg Square, July 14.

Third degree burglary

At 314 North Fort Thomas Ave., July 16.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS/SOUTHGATE Arrests/citations

Allen Bowden, 52, 3218 Warsaw Ave. No. 1, theft by unlawful taking at 70 Martha Layne Collins Blvd., July 18. Katelyn Harding, 19, 3119 Socialville Fester Road, third degree criminal trespassing at 1400 Grey Stable Lane, July 16. Christopher Thomas, 37, 3975 Piccadilly Circle B, warrant at I-471 at Alexandria Pike, July 16. Shdied Fahad Algahtani, 26, 3590 Alexandria Pike, DUI, third degree assault at Wilson and Faren, July 16. Nathan Sharp, 22, 5367 Valley Creek Drive, theft of services, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 526 North Miller Ave., July 16.

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The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. Ryan Bianchi, 21, 5330 Taylor Mill Road, theft of services, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 526 North Miller Ave., July 16. Laura Gross, 30, 1681 Montrose, warrant at I-471 at I-275, July 14. Anthony Carr, 37, 2335 Alexandria Pike 81 C, warrant at 2335 Alexandria Pike, July 13. Bryan Schneider, 20, 132 Carriage Park Drive, fleeing or evading police, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 817 Grey Stable Lane, July 10. Aaron Pickett, 38, Alwester Court, warrant at 3883 Canyon court, July 10. Reynoso Ramos Obdulio, 21, 127 12th St. No. 1, warrant at I-471 at Alexandria Pike, July 9.

Incidents/investigations Second degree criminal trespassing

At 1 Highland Meadow Drive, July 15.

Theft by deception

At 6 Chalon Lane Apt. 5, July 19.

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Arrests/citations

Brad Severson, 41, 768 Rogers Road, fourth degree assault at 300 West Sixth St., July 19. Tonya Michelle Hicks, 32, 927 Putnam, theft by unlawful taking at 900 block of Monroe, July 19. Keith White, 24, 325 West Sixth St. No. 106, fourth degree assault, resisting arrests at 325 West Sixth St., July 16. Terrence Waddell, 31, Homeless, warrant, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 401 Central Ave., July 16. Tona Jones, 36, homeless, tampering with physical evidence, second degree fleeing at 1 Levee Way, July 15. Scott Swearingen, 30, 7242 U.S. Highway 52, first degree possession of a controlled substance, second degree possession of a controlled substance, public intoxication at 528 Linden, July 15. Glenn Fleming, 43, 407 West 10th St., first degree possession of a controlled substance, warrant at 441 Chestnut Way, July 15. Leslie Grayson, 21, 1016 Central Ave., fourth degree assault at 1016 Central Ave., July 14. Kenneth Chandler, 26, 3936 Delmar, first degree trafficking a controlled substance, promoting contraband at Patterson and Keturah, July 14.

If you meet the following criteria, you may be interested in participating in this clinical trial. • Age 18 – 79 inclusive • At least 28 stools over a 7-day period • Moderate to severe Pain in your abdomen Participants receive study related care, diagnostic tests, and study medication at no cost. Payment for time and travel to the study center may be provided. For more information about the research study, please contact:

Tri-State Gastroenterology Associates 859-341-3575 Toll Free: 1-800-448-3575 Email: sprew@tsddc.com CE-0000470503

Stephanie Boesch, 24, of Fort Thomas and Joshua Zappa, 26, Fruitland Park, June 13. Heather Styer, 34, and Bradley Coy, 34, both of Fort Thomas, issued June 13. Amanda Munninghoff, 27, of Cincinnati and Robert Davis Jr., 34, of Baltimore, issued June 16. Jennifer Holmes, 32, of Covington and Kevin Creutz, 31, of Fort Thomas, issued July 5. Sarah Williams, 23, of Cincinnati and Eric Breedlove, 18, of Nashville, issued July 7. Kara Kund, 26, of Charleston and Renato Izquierdo, 50, of Santiago, issued July 7. Elizabeth Marshall, 22, of Fort Thomas and Thomas Starns, 23, of Edgewood, issued July 7. Christian Sherman, 24, of Augusta and Anthony Rice, of Huntington, issued July 7. Kathryn Brockmeyer, 28, of Covington and Samuel Jacobs, 27, of Cynthiana, issued July 7. Brittany Daniels, 25, of Fort Thomas and Chad Hafer, 25, of Cincinnati, issued July 7. Karie Kuns, 27, of Hazard and Tam Nguyen, 31, of Malaysia, issued July 8. Jessica Bryon, 28, of Plover and Shawn Knauer, 28, of Ithaca, issued July 8. Diane Miller, 49, of Williamsport and Rodney Knight, 58, of Springfield, issued July 8. LeAnn King, 32, and Robert Myrick II, 27, both of Maysville, issued July 8.

SummerFair grants available Summerfair Cincinnati, the nonprofit arts organization, said applications are available for the 2011 Aid to Individual Artists (AIA) Grant Program. Selected visual artists will each receive a grant of $3,000 for use in the creation of new works. In addition to receiving the grant monies, Summerfair Cincinnati may sponsor a future exhibition and catalogue to help promote the grant recipients and their art. To qualify for the grant, artists must reside within a 40-mile radius of Cincinnati and be at least 18 years of age. Applications are available online at www.summerfair.org and must be postmarked by Friday, Aug. 26 to be eligible. To apply, eligible applicants need to submit both

CD-ROM and printed applications. Each application should include artwork images, resume of education and professional achievements, full contact information, and answers to application questions. Complete instructions for applying can be found on the application at www.summerfair.org Grants will be awarded based on the artistic excellence of the work submitted for review. Judges, brought in from outside Greater Cincinnati, look for innovation in style and concept as well as the relationship of the works submitted to current standards in the field. Additional information about Summerfair Cincinnati can be obtained by visiting www.summerfair.org or calling 513-531-0500.

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