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Sunrock Farm in Wilder is hosting some Halloween events with a bit of a twist. Instead of ghosts and monsters, those who attend the event will be seeing evolution-themed costumes and activities. The Society for Evolution Education is sponsoring the events Oct. 31, which include a family party during the day and Evolution Ball for adults at night. LIFE, B1

Bob Thomer, above left, of Alexandria, a member of the Campbell County High School football team’s coaching staff, scarfs down another hot dog as the winner of timed hot dog eating contest during the Taste of Campbell County at the Old Coney Co. booth after the homecoming parade in Alexandria, Friday, Oct. 2. Scott Schweitzer, right, head coach of the high school’s baseball team, who lost to Thomer, takes a moment to chat during the three-minute event. Thomer ate more than six hot dogs to win the event.

Old school

With bricks made by the Rookwood Pottery Co., and ornate artwork above the entrance to the old gym, Campbell County Middle School is a Depression-era architectural gem. Finished in 1939 under the auspice of the federal New Deal program known as the Works Progress Administration, the school served as the high school for the county district until 1995 when a newer high school near Lickert Road was opened. SCHOOLS, A7

Tea party

The Boone County Fairgrounds in Burlington will be site of a rally by the conservative Northern Kentucky Tea Party organization Saturday, Oct. 10. The “Take Back America Rally” is 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be a town hall meeting with U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, RHebron, and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roger Thoney of Highland Heights. NEWS, A4

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Gabi Combs, front left, 2, stares as her mother, Amy, right, slides a spoon full of flavored Kona Ice toward her mouth during the Taste of Campbell County Friday, Oct. 2 in Alexandria. Behind Gabi are her sisters Grace Combs, 5, left and running, and Emily Combs, 12. For more photos see A5.

New game in town, youth leagues unite By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

The youth sports leagues of two Alexandria area churches have united in an effort to build a competitive, yet spiritually uplifting, league. Main Street Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Alexandria have combined their Upward Sports basketball and cheerleading programs for children between age 4 and children still in sixth grade. “Upward serves best as a more relaxed league for good athletes and it is a place where the less talented athletes can experience success,” said Ron Duty, pastor of First Baptist. It’s a semi-competitive league that focuses on basic basketball skills and teaching children to enjoy team sports, Duty said. “On top of that we promote values that are Christian in nature and are the kind of values that both Christian and non-Christian

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Sign-ups this Saturday Final registration for this year’s fall Upward sports league for children between age 4 through sixth grade will be inside the First Baptist Church of Alexandria gym, 108 Washington St., Alexandria, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 10. parents want to instill in their children,” he said. Games will alternate between gyms to give children the experience of traveling to an away game, Duty said. Games are either on Thursday or Friday in an attempt to respect parents’ time and not take up Saturday, Duty said. And practices are typically one hour per week to not add further time demands onto already over-scheduled parents, he said. About 160 children are expected to participate in this year’s league, he said. First Baptist’s league, which

has been consistently called “Alexandria Upwards” has been active for the last four years, consistently with between 80 to 100 players, Duty said. But the base of volunteers and resources at First Baptist has never allowed the league to break the 100 player mark, he said. “Main Street is a well established church with a potentially larger base of volunteers and advertisement opportunities,” Duty said. “The ability to multiply communicating the advantages of Upward to families was too tempting to pass up.” For now, the league is limited to the fall. In addition to the benefits of sports, the league also promotes Jesus and his works, and the value of a local hometown church, he said. “The Upward organization consistently reminds the adult volunteers that Upward is built upon, ‘leading children to Christ through the vehicle of sports,’” Duty said.

Alexandria Mayor Dan McGinley has set the stage for a discussion of what council’s intentions are when it comes to stormwater management at the Thursday, Oct. 15 meeting. “At our next Council meeting I think listened to a we will all discuss this issue presentation and just beat it to Oct. 1 from death,” McGinley said at the James Brett, conclusion of the business Oct. 1 meeting. development Council lismanager of tened to a presentation Oct. 1 from Apex James Brett, busiCompanies ness development manager of LLC. Apex Companies LLC about what services his company can provide to the city including storm water management. In an effort to listen to alternatives, council has yet to decide whether or not to approve a transfer of the city’s stormwater assets including all underground pipes and culverts to Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky. Alexandria’s council signed an interlocal agreement with SD1 in 2003 that has allowed the sanitation agency to collect a fee from the city’s residents for stormwater management. Part of the agreement included an eventual takeover of the city’s stormwater infrastructure management by SD1. Brett said nobody denies that SD1 is very good at what they do, but that his company was invited by council member LLoyd Rogers to address a financial issue. “I think that’s why we’re here, is the question ‘Are we getting enough bang for our buck?’” Brett said. Since SD1 started collecting the stormwater fee in 2003, more than $1.8 million has been collected from Alexandria residents. But, McGinley said that people need to remember that SD1 has spent about $18 million on sewer projects, much of the work being to address the infiltration of sanitary sewer lines by the city’s stormwater overflows. McGinley said council needs to decide what they want to do, whether to pursue legal or other options to get out of the interlocal agreement, or to transfer the management of the city’s stormwater assets to SD1. Council member Barbara Weber said while she’s not advocating for pulling out of the interlocal agreement with SD1, too much is at stake to not consider every alternative.

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Alexandria author tees off golf comedy By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

Alexandria resident Tim McHugh has turned his memories of working for area golf courses in his youth into a fictional book of humor that’s on par with

acters showing the antics of the personalities he’s run across on golf courses mixed with M c H u g h ’ s McHugh imagination gone wild in the form of a legendary alligator that’s rumored to be lurking just off the fairways at his fictional course. McHugh, 35, now a financial adviser, worked for about nine years through high school and college at two golf courses on Cincinnati’s east side, Reeves Golf Course near Lunken Airport and California Golf Course near Riverbend. Studying English and journalism at the University of Cincinnati, McHugh said he always had writing a book in mind. “As funny stories would happen at the golf course I

the antics of the movie “Caddyshack.” The book, “Chasing The Gator” is really nothing like Caddyshack, but it’s in the same realm of golf humor, said McHugh. The 334-page book is mixture of composite char-

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said, ‘That’s pretty funny,’ and I’d write it down on an index card,” he said. Anyone who has ever played golf will probably find some characters they can recognize, McHugh said. “There’s people who get frustrated and throw their clubs, and there’s people who are easy going and nothing bothers them,” he said. One of McHugh’s favorite characters is a retired police officer and former professional ice skater volunteering at the course who tells uplifting stories to disheartened golfers. Much of the book is inspired by real events from the region’s history. The underlying plot of a golf administrator’s corruption is based partially on a similar episode that happened with a golf administrator overseeing public

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Alexandria resident Tim McHugh has through a subsidiary of Amazon.com, has published his first book “Chasing The Gator,” a fictional and humorous look at the antics of people and animals that inhabit golf courses. courses in Cincinnati, he said. McHugh’s loose alligator

was inspired by a real event in 1963 at Lunken Airport when a plane carrying snakes, turtles and four alligators crash landed. In reality, the alligators and crew of the plane were unhurt, but in McHugh’s fictional world the whereabouts of an alligator after the crash is unknown. “It’s out there lurking, and he does make his presence known in a pretty dramatic way,” McHugh said. The book has been released through BookSurge Publishing, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, which so far is the only place the book is available for sale. McHugh and his wife Amy are expecting their first child in December. Their Alexandria home features a homemade parthree hole where McHugh practices when he’s not on the course at A.J. Jolly or other area golf courses.

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School in Edgewood Sept. 26. Approximately 130 people attended the event to learn more about opportunities available through U.S. Service Academies. During Congressman Davis’ opening address, he discussed the experiences and opportunities that his education at West Point afforded him. Afterwards, representatives from the Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, Military and Naval Academies answered questions and explained the application requirements for students and their parents. As a Member of Congress, Congressman Davis has the privilege of nominating students to attend military academies. He established a Nomination Committee that evaluates potential students based on personal merit and academic achievements. Additional criteria include evi-

dence of character, leadership, physical aptitude and extracurricular activities. Applicants must be between 17 and 22 years old and residents of Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District. Students interested in applying for a nomination should contact Congressman Davis’ Fort Mitchell office at 859-4260080 for an application for nomination packet. Applications are due Oct. 15.

Fort Thomas hold public hearing about Rossford Park

The City of Fort Thomas is holding a public hearing to hear residents input on the potential improvements to Rossford Park at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 in council chambers at 130 North Fort Thomas Ave. Human Nature Inc. and

CDS Inc. will be presenting four different conceptual park plans for review. For more information contact the city at 441-1055.

Ride the Ducks offers haunted duck tours during October

The land and water Ride the Ducks tours at Newport on the Levee are featuring a haunted duck tour with a Halloween theme this October. The tours will focus on local ghost stories and paranormal sites in the tri-state. The tours are scheduled Thursday through Sunday at 5 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and are recommended for ages 9 and up. Tickets are $13 for children and $17 for adults. For more information, visit www.newportducks.com or call 815-1439.

Diamond in rough revamped for soccer By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

Crestview’s continued effort to revamp the city’s public places turned a worndown baseball field into a park that’s kicking with the completion of a new soccer field. Crestview, with fewer than 500 residents, is next to Cold Spring, and has only a few short streets in the city limits. The rejuvenated ballfield, located off Pine Hill Drive, was one of several public spaces projects commissioners have pushed to get done recently, said Mayor Karen Bond. “For years it’s kind of like a diamond in the rough,” Bond said of the field.

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The ballfield had been neglected during the years, and nobody was using the city’s only recreation park, said Commissioner Shane Owens. “Every city needs a park,” Owens said. “There’s just nowhere for kids to hang out and do anything unless they go up to Cold Spring and their park.” The hope is to eventually build a shelter at the park residents can use for birthday or graduation parties, and also to build playground equipment, Owens said. The new field is already being used for youth soccer league practices about three times a week by Campbell North Soccer and Kings Soccer Academy. The sod for the new field

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came used from Lakota Local Schools in Ohio. “The grass from their football field was being replaced with game turf, and we bought the sod on the cheap,” said Commissioner Kyle Sparks. The commissioners will continue work on improving the park, and it’s hoped that the city can host games and possibly a youth soccer tournament, Sparks said Duke Energy has helped the city build a walking trail through the forest surrounding the park, and benches and trail markers along the path will be installed in the spring, he said. “We hope the new soccer facility and walking trail instill pride in Crestview residents,” Sparks said. “Being able to give a little back to the county is also very important to us.” Commissioners Sparks and Owens were instrumental in working to bring the youth league to the field, and also with working with the company that put the new sod on the field, Bond said.

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Tea Party rally to occur in Boone By Paul McKibben pmckibben@nky.com

The Boone County Fairgrounds in Burlington will be site of a rally by the conservative Northern Kentucky Tea Party organization on Saturday, Oct. 10. The “Take Back America Rally” is 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be a town hall meeting with U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Hebron, and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roger Thoney of Highland Heights. “We’re a group of local

citizens that just want to inform the people, get people involved in the political process of what’s going on,” said Willie Schadler of Edgewood, the group’s president. The Northern Kentucky Tea Party supports free markets, limited government and fiscal responsibility. Rally speakers are: • Tom Zimmer of Zimmer Motors in Florence • Author Thomas Tabback, who co-wrote “Joe The Plumber: Fighting for the American Dream.” • Attorney Duane Skav-

dahl, a Northern Kentucky Tea Party member • Dr. Daniel Courtade, a local cardiologist Schadler didn’t know how many people to expect for the entire event. He said the group has approximately 460 e-mail addresses. Several other politicians were invited for the town hall meeting. They are U.S. Senate candidates Republican Secretary of State Trey Grayson, Republican Rand Paul, Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway and Democratic Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo. Also invited to the town hall were U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, D-Ky., U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Southgate, was asked to be a speaker.

Davis honored by crisis center tireless dedication to fighting domestic violence makes him an ideal candidate to receive the Amy Jones Outstanding Advocate Award. Having heard him speak candidly about his own experiences with domestic violence in the past, the Women’s Crisis Center knew that he was personally invested in this cause,” said WCC Senior Public Education Specialist and Chair of the Day of Peace planning committee Ann Brandon. The Day of Peace celebration is an annual event held to promote peacemaking and

U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis was awarded the Amy Jones Outstanding Advocate Award from the Women’s Crisis Center (WCC) of Northern Kentucky. The award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the effort to reduce domestic violence in Northern Kentucky. Selection criteria include leadership, demonstrated impact and recognition among peers. Davis was presented the award during the WCC’s Day of Peace celebration. “Congressman Davis’

reduce violence in families, neighborhoods and schools in Northern Kentucky. “The key to success in the fight against domestic violence is not only building awareness, but also building relationships. We need to show those who are caught in the cycle of violence that there is a way out and a future filled with hope, if they are willing to pursue it. It is an honor to receive this award, and I want to thank the Women’s Crisis Center for all their important work in Northern Kentucky,” Davis said.

OKI launches Web redesign Steve Pendery. “The new site increases OKI’s ability to communicate how it is improving the region’s transportation network and the economic vitality of communities throughout the region.” Visitors to OKI’s newly designed Web site can easily access the latest OKI news, find upcoming events, download maps and link to other OKI pages with information involving its Clean Air and RideShare

The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) has unveiled its new Web site at www.oki.org. The redesign has transformed OKI’s previous Web site by updating the existing information and adding new links and features. “After months of hard work from our staff, we are proud to unveil the new Web site,” said OKI Board President and Campbell County Judge Executive

programs. Some other key features of the site include access to information such as developments involving the I71/I-75/Brent Spence Bridge project or area American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects. It also enables visitors to easily browse important planning documents such as the latest Transportation Improvement Program amendments or the 2030 Regional Transportation Plan.

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Campbell County Schools Board of Education member Rich Mason, left, stuffs a hot dog and bun into his mouth as the Bob Thomer, right, of Alexandria, winner of the three-minute timed hot dog eating contest, munches away at the Old Coney Co. booth during the Taste of Campbell County Friday, Oct. 2. Justin Carroll, 8, right, of Alexandria, grabs a plate of pizza and a soda during the Taste of Campbell County before the Campbell County High School homecoming parade Friday, Oct. 2. CHRIS MAYHEW/STAFF

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The trial of a fired Dayton High School teacher accused of having sex with a student will be in Kenton Circuit Court Oct. 13. Howell was fired in January from her job teaching English after being charged with firstdegree sexual abuse, punishable by up to five years in prison. Investigators say Howell had sex with a then-16-yearold football player. Howell denies an investigator’s testimony at a preliminary hearing that the boy accurately described a tattoo on her back and the inside of her Covington apartment. She said she has passed a polygraph test. Kentucky News Service

Take city’s gardens home

Before Alexandria’s Parks and Recreation Committee plants a new garden arrangement along Washington Street , residents will have the opportunity to take home what’s already there. City representatives will be removing perennials in the sidewalk flower beds along Washington Street from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 11. Plants available for residents to dig up and take will include black-eyed Susan’s, sedum, grasses and tulip bulbs. Bring a shovel and a container to carry the plants, said Karen Minshall, chairwoman of the Parks and Recreation Committee. The plan is to replant the flower beds along Washington Street so as to come up with an arrangement that looks nice, but takes less maintenance, Minshall said.

studios and crafts, a day Lilly farm and fire department on the tour. For a tour map and more information visit the Web site www.campsprings.com.

The V.F.W. hall is at 8261 Alexandria Pike. All proceeds will benefit the patriotic essay contests and donation of U.S. flags to multiple schools. For information call Diana at 3943068.

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The third annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk and mini health fair in memory of Kate Geiger will be at Pendery Park in Melbourne Sunday, Oct. 18. Registration for the 2.5-mile walk will begin at 9 a.m., and the walk will start at 10 a.m. There will also be flu vaccines and blood pressure checks offered during the event. There is a goal of at least $10 per walker being encouraged. Child walkers and bicyclists will be welcome. All donations will be tax deductible, and stay local through the St. Elizabeth Community Foundation’s effort to help local women. Make checks out to the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation (Holbrook-Minning Fund).

The new Tractor Supply in Alexandria is scheduled to open Saturday, Oct. 10 with a grand opening party planned for Oct. 24. The store is located immediately south of Poplar Ridge Road off U.S. 27.

Camp Springs Herbst Tour

Autumn has arrived, and to celebrate the season, Camp Springs is inviting visitors to tour the area’s German immigrant history during the third annual Herbst Tour. The tour’s name, Herbst, is German for Autumn. This year’s self-guided driving tour features visits to three working farms, including a pumpkin patch and draft horse demonstration and corn maze at Neltner’s Farm on Four Mile Road. There are also six stone houses, a horse farm, equestrian center, four churches, two vineyards, two wineries, artist

about education in Kentucky that's being organized by the Campbell County Democratic Woman's Club, and being billed as a non-partisan public service event. The meeting will be at the Wilder city building, 520 Licking Pike, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, and light refreshments will be served. Titled “How these critical times in education affect our families and schools”, is the third in the club’s “Whose Life Is It Anyway?” public meetings series. The keynote speaker will be Jack Moreland, president of Southbank Partners, who is a longtime educator in Northern Kentucky. Rep. Arnold Simpson, D-Covington, who was the co-chair of the Budget Review Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education in

the Kentucky General Assembly, will provide an overview of education issues in Kentucky before several panelists speak and a question and answer session. Campbell County Judgeexecutive Steve Pendery is also scheduled to speak at the event.

The panelists for the evening will include Lynn Poe, Principal of Cline Elementary School, and Sharron Oxendine, president of the Kentucky Education Association. For information call Laura Roberts at 581-4371.

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The Ladies Auxiliary of Campbell County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3205 in Alexandria will have a dance from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 featuring the Shrimp Shack Band live. The cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple either in advance or at the door. There will be refreshments and door prizes, and people are welcome to bring an appetizer.

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Austin’s aim – retain and create jobs By Chris Mayhew

one way the businesses can be helped, he said. And another way is providing businesses with useful information like the most recent market studies, and also ensuring that their infrastructure needs are being heard by legislators, Austin said. Another priority is making sure that the authority plays a role in working to identify and ready properties in the county that the Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-Ed) can then prioritize and market to companies looking for land where they can operate. Austin arrived in Campbell County in 2007 after graduating from the University of Dayton Law School where he had met his wife,

a native of Alabama. Together, they decided to move to Northern Kentucky, a place neither of them had any connections to, because they enjoyed the big city attractions yet could still feel like they were living in the country without having to move far from the urban core. Austin first took a job with the Campbell County Fiscal Court as the senior policy advisor and government relations manager. Part of the job was also to assist the president of the economic progress authority. Austin was also dispatched to Frankfort to be the county government’s liaison with legislators. Austin knows the political landscape of the county

and Kentucky, and also how to navigate it, said Fred Macke, chairman of the economic progress authority. Macke said he was thrilled the authority found a position for Austin, and that the departure of the authority’s former president, Laura Long, was because she decided to marry and move out of the area. Macke, a real estate agent, said he’s already been working with Austin on real estate deals for the authority, and development and environmental issues in the process of helping uncover suitable sites for commercial and industrial development. “He is a very bright, energetic and articulate young man with a sharp mind,” Macke said. Austin’s legal training, commitment to public service, and experience with researching written and human sources make him an ideal president for the authority, and he’s committed to public service, said Campbell County Judgeexecutive Steve Pendery. “He knows just about everybody you would need to do a good job in that role,” he said. Although the county has not voted yet on requests to

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John Austin, president of the Campbell County Economic Progress Authority, will move across the street to the nearly completed county administration building in November from his Newport office at 1010 Monmouth St.

Development priorities

One of the Campbell County Economic Progress Authority’s land priorities is the former 79-acre Beverly Hills Supper Club site in Southgate, said John Austin, president of the authority. But the effort to revitalize the property needs to be sensitive to the site’s history, Austin said. The land the NKU Foundation owns where the alumni house used to be at the entrance to the university is also very suitable for office space or could be a hotel or restaurant, he said. The authority also still owns more than 15 acres of land by Sara Lee at the Southern Campbell County Industrial Park, one of the authority’s first development achievements. implement a smoking ban in buildings open to the public, it was one of the issues Austin researched by looking at other ordinances from across the U.S., Pendery said. Austin is self-assured yet

down-to-earth in a way that makes people comfortable around him, Pendery said. “You like the guy, and you find that you want him to like you when you get to know him,” Pendery said of Austin.

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Despite becoming an insider in local politics, John Austin believes his perspective as an outsider, being a native of Albuquerque, N.M., can help him succeed in his role in helping create and retain jobs in Campbell County. In August, Austin, 28, became the new president of the nonprofit Campbell County Economic Progress Authority that has a focus of acquiring and retaining properties for development. “As a newcomer, I bring an objective point-of-view to this position,” Austin said. “I am not restricted by any preconceived notions about the positives or negatives in Campbell County.” Austin said the authority’s first priority today is job creation and retention and wealth generation for the county. To do that, Austin said his top focus is on working with existing businesses. “I see a lack of a coordinated effort in that area,” he said. Connecting entrepreneurs with manufacturers is

What the authority does

The Campbell County Economic Progress Authority is a nonprofit with an eight member board appointed by the county’s judgeexecutive. The authority’s mission is to buy or help retain land and aid the county in the development and promotion of industrial and commercial sites, parks, and subdivisions. The authority also works cooperatively with other groups including Tri-Ed (the Tri-County Economic Development Corporation), which markets identified sites in the county to companies seeking a new location for commercial or industrial operations.

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Jessica Walsh, left, 8, of Alexandria, and Nicole Franzen, 9, of California, share their school spirit for the annual Campbell County High School homecoming parade in Alexandria Oct. 2.

A sweet Homecoming

Shouting, blowing paper horns and waving as they pass by, Campbell County High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club members spread their float’s happy birthday message in honor of the school’s 100th year anniversary during the homecoming parade Friday, Oct. 2. The club won first place in the high school float division, and Reiley Elementary School won first place in the elementary float division. Campbell County Schools Superintendent Anthony Strong tosses candy to people lining Washington Street in Alexandria for the annual Campbell County High School homecoming parade Friday, Oct. 2.

Reiley Elementary School’s newspaperthemed tie-in with the 100th year anniversary of Campbell County High School with the elementary’s namesake superintendent “Reiley” earns them first place in the elementary float category in the 2009 homecoming parade Friday, Oct. 2.

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From left, seventh-grade students Laura Hall, of Alexandria, Kassie Fogarty and Shelby Chamberlin, both of Cold Spring, and Mallory McGrath, of Alexandria, at the homecoming parade for Campbell County High School in Alexandria Friday, Oct. 2.

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Middle school central to district history By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

With bricks made by the Rookwood Pottery Co., and ornate three-dimensional statues above the entrance to the old gym, Campbell County Middle School is a Depression-era architectural gem. Finished in 1939 under the auspice of the federal New Deal program known as the Works Progress Administration, the school served as the high school for the county district until 1995 when a newer high school near Lickert Road was opened. But the school still serves as the heart of the district with home

The middle school is part of the district’s core campus that additionally includes a technical school, an alternative school, a board meeting room and district offices. The designers of the school had a choice between cinder blocks, which were used in many areas of the school, and more costly Rookwood glazed bricks that line the hallways, said Principal David Sandlin, who attended the same school he is the administrator of now. “Today, we wouldn’t build with that level of ornateness,” Sandlin said. Originally, the building was completed as two schools, a high

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The hallways of Campbell County Middle School where David Sandlin is principal are lined with glazed yellow brick made by Rookwood Pottery Co. in Cincinnati when the school was built in 1939. football games played behind the school at Bob Miller Stadium, named for a former coach of the high school program.

school and Alexandria Elementary School. In 1961 the two schools were connected with the most recent addition to the building, he

Members of the Campbell County High School Band of Pride strut down Washington Street in Alexandria banging out “We got the beat” during the homecoming parade Friday, Oct. 2.

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A sculpture of boys playing basketball adorns the outside of Campbell County Middle School, and is one of the many sculpted architectural features on the outside of the building. said. Many people have memories of several generations of a family going through classes in the building, said Juli Hale, director of communications for the district. “There’s a lot of emotion involved when you talk about that building,” Hale said. The middle school isn’t the oldest in the district, the current Grant’s Lick Elementary School was built in 1939, she said. But the builders were able to put in more architectural detail into the building than there ever would be now, Hale said. Greg Rose, of Alexandria, a 1979 graduate of the school, said he met his wife of more than 25 years as his childhood sweetheart at the old high school. Rose’s oldest daughter also attended the first sixth-grade class to attend the school as a middle school, he said. The entire area, including the football field, that was built in the 1940s, is a central area that helps bring the north to south oriented county together, Rose said. “It does have a lot of sentimental value to a lot of people, as does the field,” he said.

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Enrollment growth and what Campbell Ridge Elementary School Principal Anthony Mazzei says are creative ways the school spends money, has allowed the school to add additional paraeducator positions. The paraeducator positions added this fall will provide more daily small group or one-on-one interventions with students needing improvement in one or more subjects. The school is buying two of the positions with extra money in its budget, and the district’s Board of Education is funding the additional two positions as a normal part of the staffing allocation process. Because of growth in the Campbell Ridge’s enrollment this fall, the school was able to split an additional teaching position added back into the staffing allocation by the board into two paraeducator positions instead, Mazzei said. The school’s enrollment grew about 25 students to almost 750 students including preschool at the end of last year, and that’s about where enrollment started this year, he said. Overall, the district’s enrollment continues to grow, with about 100 more students in total attending the school system this year, said Juli Hale, director of

The paraeducator positions added this fall will provide more daily small group or oneon-one interventions with students needing improvement in one or more subjects. communications. “We feel like we picked up some parochial students who chose public school over parochial school that may or may not be related to economy,” Hale said. In hiring the remaining two paraeducator positions, the school used money it had saved from the district-funded supply budget with a supplemental $40 annual instructional supply fee parents at the school are paying. “We spend money in creative ways,” Mazzei said. The school is using the fee money to buy paper and other teaching supply materials. “We are able to do this because I think we are budgeting money in a very responsible manner,” he said. But Campbell Ridge’s creative spending plan has its detractors. When the board allocates funds for instructional materials, it should be spent only for that purpose, said Board of Education member Janis Winbigler. “I just feel like staffing should be board allocated,” Winbigler said.


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SCHOOL NOTES Top 10 graduation rate

The Commissioner of Education asked his staff to provide him with the top 10 performing high schools for the 2008 graduation rate. The following schools all tied for first place having a 100 percent graduation rate Barbourville City School, Bellevue High School, Frederick Fraize High School, Eminence High School, Fulton Independent School, Hazard High School, Jackson City School, Butler Traditional High School, Lyon County High School, Raceland-Worthington High School, Silver Grove School, Walton-Verona High School, and Williams-

burg City School. Tied for second place with a 97.35 percent graduation rate were Corbin High School, Beechwood High School, Louisville Male High School, DuPont Manual High School, Model Laboratory High School, Johnson Central High School, Wolfe County High School, Highlands High School, and Green County High School.

AP Scholars

Nine Bishop Brossart students of the graduating Class of 2009 earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their achievement on the col-

lege level Advanced Placement Program (AP Exams). Students Bob Hagedorn, Sarah Landwehr and Benjamin Weyman qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by achieving at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3.0 or higher on five or more of these exams. Students Kairee Franzen and Julie Geiger qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by achieving an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Students Anna Feldman, Emily Fischer, Maria Ritter

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Eighteen students from Campbell County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average all four years of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT. The title honors the late state Sen. Jeff Green of Mayfield, who served in the Kentucky General Assembly from 1992 to 1997. Local students who earned this prestigious designation are: • Bellevue High School: Chelsea Fischer. • Bishop Brossart High School: Kairee Franzen, Julie Geiger, Robert Hagedorn, Sarah Landwehr, Maria Ritter,

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Cassandra Thornton, Benjamin Weyman. • Campbell County High School: Anthony Bankemper, Sarah Henson, Ryan Lauer, Deandra Wagner. • Highlands High School: Justin Brandt, Thomas Christy, Elizabeth Donelan, Olivia Erb, Madison McGhee, Lauren Sanders. “My congratulations go to these hardworking and deserving students for this tremendous academic accomplishment,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “A strong education system builds the foundation for students to be successful in college and beyond, and I am grateful for the dedication and support of the faculty, administrators and the parents who helped these students succeed. I know they are proud of them today.” As Sen. Jeff Green Scholars, these students are eligible for at least $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards.

Talent Search

Educational Talent Search (ETS) identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to the post-secondary institution of their choice. The goal of ETS is to increase the number of youth from disad-

vantaged backgrounds who complete high school and continue their education by attending further schooling. Currently, ETS can be found at high schools and middle schools in Bellevue, Newport and Dayton. For more information, visit ets.nku.edu or call 572-0290.

Parent Institute

Thirty-two parents from Northern Kentucky have been selected as participants in the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership. The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence’s 12-year-old parent leadership institute has received national recognition for the training program. Parents, who attended the first of the three, two-day sessions Sept. 10-11 at the Commonwealth Hilton, Florence, with the following sessions being held Oct. 15-16 and Nov. 12-13, include, with their school districts: Chris Groneck and Jennifer Ratterman, Bellevue Independent; Tracey Hodges, Heather Pretelini, Phyllis Sparks, and Neil Starr, Boone County; Christy Eby and Missy Heringer, Campbell County; Susanne Bonfiglio, Alice Lang, and Amanda Wells, Covington Independent; Jeri Stull, Fort Thomas Independent; Renee Kearns, Gallatin County; Jennifer Allnutt, Grant County; Debra Bentley, Summer Fletcher, Heather Lord, Steve Lumpp, Michelle McGehee, Jennifer Miller-Horn, Julie Mullins, Michele Popper, Geri Preisser, Rebecca Schultz, and Angela Walthers, Kenton County; Wayne Massey, Ludlow Independent; Ramona Malone, Melissa Sheffel, and Donna Watts, Newport Independent; Tammy Wessel and Amy Whitaker, Pendleton County; Christine Thibault, Williamstown Independent.


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This week in volleyball

• Campbell County High School beat Presentation 925, 25-21, 25-19, Sept. 28 in the third place division at the Mercy Fall Classic. They went on to beat Newport Central Catholic 20-25, 25-17, 25-18, in the third place winners match. • Bishop Brossart High School beat Lloyd High School 25-17, 25-20, Sept. 29. Brossart advances to 12-8 with the win. • Newport Central Catholic High School beat Conner High School 23-25, 25-15, 25-14, Sept. 30. NCC advances to 12-10 with the win. • Campbell County beat Bishop Brossart High School 25-7, 25-20, Oct. 1. Campbell advances to 15-8 with the win.

Ruberg heads to state

Bishop Brossart High School golfer Abby Rubert qualified individually for the state tournament at regionals at Houston Oaks, Sept. 29.

This week in soccer

• Bishop Brossart High School boys shut out Pendleton County 2-0, Sept. 30. Eric Lemaster made five saves for Brossart. Clay Mefford and John Walerius scored the goals. Brossart advances to 11-4 with the win. • Newport Central Catholic High School girls beat Simon Kenton High School 2-1, Sept. 30. Aubrey Muench scored NCC’s two goals. • Campbell County High School girls’ game against Notre Dame Academy ended 0-0. Campbell County’s Megan Rauch made seven saves. Campbell County is 82-2 with the tie. • Bishop Brossart boys shut out Grant County 1-0, Oct. 1. Brossart’s Eric LeMaster made one save; Corey Hartig made three saves. Sean Crowley scored the goal. Brossart advances to 12-4 with the win. • Campbell County boys tied with Calvary Christian 22, Oct. 1. Colton Tanner and Mason Lovelace scored Campbell’s goals. Campbell is 6-5-2 with the tie. • Newport Central Catholic girls shut out Newport High School 10-0, Oct. 1. Olivia Huber scored two goals and Christina Siebert, Kimmy Bihl, Aubrey Muench, Kate Owens, Allie Lonneman, Kim Neises, Natalie Ludwig and Courtney Stone each scored one goal. NCC advances to 82-3 with the win. • NCC boys tied with St. Henry 0-0, Oct. 3. • Campbell County High School girls tied with Bishop Brossart 2-2, Oct. 3. Lynsey Lapre and Amy Neltner scored Campbell’s goals. Brossart’s Carmen Enzweiler scored two goals. Campbell is 8-2-3 with the tie. Brossart is 5-8-3 with the tie.

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Newport Central Catholic controls the Firemen’s Bell once again as the Thoroughbreds beat Newport 35-16 Oct. 2 in their Class 2A district meeting. Both teams continue district play 7 p.m. this Friday with Newport going to Lloyd and NewCath hosting Holy Cross at Newport Stadium. NewCath is 2-5, 1-0, Newport 2-4, 0-1. Chris Kelly rushed for 120 yards and four touchdowns for NewCath against the Wildcats. Demitri Brown threw for 218 yards for Newport and had a TD run. Brandon Carter had a TD run for the Wildcats. Sean Gross had four catches for 54 yards for Newport. Dionte Glenn had four for 42. Glenn had an interception. Tim Slusher and Quin McDay recovered fumbles. NewCath had 440 yards offense, 368 on the ground. Brady Hightchew threw a TD pass to Jake Cain, who caught 43 of Hightchew’s 72 yards on the night. Hightchew had 17 carries for 134 yards as well. Newport had 317 yards

offense, 234 in the air. NewCath had three interceptions on Brown by Brennan Daunt, Brian Doyle and Phil Wagner.

Ryle 62, Campbell County 19

The Camels (2-4) fell to 0-2 in 6A district play against the Raiders (5-1, 20). Campbell travels to Conner 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9. Michael Kremer, Northern Kentucky’s leading passer, threw for 323 yards and three touchdowns, two to Matt Smith and one to James Popp. The Camels could not stop Ryle’s prolific and balanced offense. Travis Elliott rushed for 141 yards and scored four touchdowns. Conner Hempel threw for 236 yards and three scores. Ryle had 525 yards offense to 446 for Campbell.

Bellevue 45, Brossart 7

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Campbell County defenders bring down Ryle’s Travis Elliott during the Camels’ 62-19 loss Oct. 2. rolled to the win over the Mustangs (3-3, 0-2). Bellevue goes to Dayton 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9. Brossart plays at Walton-Verona 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 in a game in which the loser will have a long road uphill to make it to the playoffs. On homecoming night at Bellevue, Ricky Buckler

found his second home in the endzone four times for the Tigers. He rushed for 218 yards in the game, slightly above his season average. He now has 18 touchdowns for the season. Richard Wills threw a TD pass to Alex Hegge. D.J. Slater also had a TD run for the Tigers.

Chris Bowman scored the lone TD for the Mustangs and had 113 yards rushing. Brian Wechbach had an interception and a sack. The victory was the 100th career win for Bellevue head coach Dave Eckstein, who had coached previously at Ryle and Carroll County.

Senior returns to state golf tournament By James Weber jweber@nky.com

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Above – Campbell County’s Amy Neltner, left, and Kaitlin Brayn leap into the air to head a ball on a Ryle goal kick in the first half of action. The Campbell County Camels girls’ soccer team played the Ryle Raiders at Campbell County High School. Campbell County beat Ryle 2-0, bringing the girls to 9-2 as of Oct. 5. Left – Campbell County’s Kaitlin Bryan, center, leaps to control a goal kick as teammate Amy Neltner looks on. In the background, right, is Ryle’s Jackie Powell. MICHAEL E. KEATING/STAFF

Abby Ruberg has a simple goal for her final state golf tournament. Play two rounds instead of one. The Bishop Brossart senior will compete in the state tourney for the second straight year. The meet is Oct. 9-10 in Bowling Green. Last year, Ruberg shot a 95 in the first round and missed the cut to compete in Round 2. “I’m pretty excited,” she said. “My goal is to make the cut because last year I made it to state and Ruberg didn’t do it. I think that will be tough. Last year was 86, which is about my average. I’ll have to play really good to do it, but it’s definitely possible.” Ruberg shot a 92 in the Region 8 girls’ tournament to grab one of the individual spots from a non-qualifying team. She said her best performance this year was finishing second in the recent Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference tourney with an 81. She also had a 39 for nine holes in a match at Flagg Springs. Ruberg has only been playing the sport for three years after giving up soccer. She is exploring playing golf in college. “My dad and brother are really big into golf,” she said. “I just went out with them one day and starting hitting the ball around and I started to get better and fell in love with it.” Highlands also has an entry in the girls’ golf tournament. Senior Shelbye Harris shot an 83 in the Region 6 tourney to earn an individual berth.


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October 8, 2009

SIDELINES Kings Soccer Academy tryouts

The Kings Soccer Academy is inviting teams and players to join their organization. Tryouts will be at Town and Country Sports and Health Club, 1018 Town Drive, Wilder. Tryouts are Saturday, Nov. 7, for the following ages: • U15 women and men 9-10:30 a.m. (birthdates Aug. 1, 1994 through July 31, 1995).

• U16 women and men 10:30 to noon (birthdates Aug. 1, 1993 through July 31, 1994). • U17 women and men noon to 1:30 p.m. (birthdates Aug. 1, 1992 through July 31, 1993). • U18 women and men 1:30-3 p.m. (birthdates Aug. 1, 1991 through July 31, 1992). For more information, visit www.kingssa.com

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Trash for cash

On the 19th of September, our Teen group cleaned a five-mile stretch of road partly covering Licking Pike and Creektrace Road in the Trash for Cash program. We had about 25 folks and put groups on each side of the road. The experience was great and very revealing. We filled some 100 garbage bags, mostly of cans and bottles. Nothing out of the ordinary was collected, but we did pick up a lot of alcoholic containers. We were surprised and concerned for the number of people who are obviously drinking while driving or driving right after drinking. As well, we were surprised by the amount. We filled about 20 bags of garbage every mile! We wish to thank the Solid Waste Department and our County for the opportunity to help clean up our county roads and for

the lessons it gave to our young men and women about littering. God Bless, Immanuel Baptist Church Rocky View Drive Cold Spring

Deer hunt

The city administration of Fort Thomas has refused once again to require the registration of potential hunters, and the proof of profiency that other communities have required in their successful deer hunt programs. An example of why registration is important is a similar community that had 240 plus applicants narrowed to a field of 120 plus because of background checks and profiency problems. But the honorable mayor of Fort Thomas, and some members of council believe restrictions such as these would inhibit potential hunters.

Laws regarding handicap parking permits As I sit writing this article and see the cool and wet weather outside, there is no question that fall is upon us. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and shopping season are fast approaching! Most of us have probably experienced a sense of aggravation when we go to a store or restaurant and see people who appear to be specimens of good health parking in the handicap spots close to the store or restaurant. Many of those individuals are not handicap and do not have a handicap sticker or they may be abusing the use of the sticker that belongs to someone else. The Kentucky General Assembly has addressed this problem and it may be helpful to review the substantial penalties that can be imposed for a violation of the handicap parking laws. The fine for parking illegally in a parking space designated for those with disabilities is now $250 per occurrence. This is certainly a substantial penalty and rightfully so. Hopefully folks will think twice before parking illegally in handicap spots. The handicap parking laws state that 90 percent of the fines mentioned above are forwarded to the state's Personal Care Assistance Program. The remaining 10 percent is returned to the County of occurrence to be distributed equally among all local law enforcement agencies. Handicapped parking permits can be obtained on a temporary or permanent basis. To obtain a temporary handicap parking permit, an application form needs to be filed at the County Clerk's Office. There are no fees for this application process. Temporary permits are valid for an initial period of not more than three months. For a person seeking the temporary placard, proof of the dis-

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ability shall be required by a statement from a licensed physician that the applicant is a person whose mobility, flexibility, coordination, respiration, or perceptiveness is significantly reduced by a temporary disability to that person's arms, legs, lungs, heart, ears or eyes. A permanent handicap parking permit can also be obtained by filing an application with the County Clerk with the necessary proof of permanent disability. Proof in this case can be that the person has a license plate for a person with a disability, a statement from their physician, or the clerk issuing the permit ascertains the applicant is obviously disabled. These placards are issued for a period of two years and may be renewed twice for two years without any fee. The disability parking placard must be placed so that it can be viewed from the front or rear of the vehicle, preferably by hanging on the rearview mirror. If no rearview mirror exists, the placard is to be displayed on the front dash. It is illegal to display a placard when the person with the disability is not in the vehicle. These disability placards are separate and apart from the issuance of accessible parking registration plates which are dealt with in another statute. I hope this information is interesting and helpful. If you have any topics you would like to have covered in this column, please mail to me at 331 York Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071 or fax to me at 491-5932 or e-mail our office at jadcca@fuse.net. James A. Daley is the Campbell County Attorney.

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So the city will have unregulated, unknown people roaming the woods of the city come November. So as the only municipality in the area with no accountability imposed on potential hunters, or others with ulterior motives posing as hunters, perhaps we should hang welcome signs advertising the fact that no one will question you if you wander through our neighborhoods early in the morning while schoolkids are on their way to class, as long as you have purchased a KY hunting license from KMART for $10. I feel safer already. I hope you do too. Bill Sheffield Chalfonte Place Fort Thomas

Steering committee meeting

It was my pleasure to participate in the KY Tech- C.E. McCormick Area Technology Cen-

ter's annual fall steering committee meeting led by Principal Joe Amann. I want to thank businesses and school leaders who support career and technical education programs offered at the school. We are very proud of the many years of service this center has provided to multiple school districts in the Northern Kentucky Region. We are working through some tough economic times affecting funding. The KY Tech- C.E. McCormick ATC budget is set by the general assembly and managed by the Office of Career and Technical Education. It is the leanest in the history of our KY Tech system of schools. I appreciate Senator Katie Kratz Stine, who took time from her busy schedules to attend the meeting and offer her support. We were able to briefly talk about how difficult it is to manage in tough

Air pollution a growing concern

Since the passage of the Clean Air Act in 1963, the nation’s air has become remarkably cleaner, the Greater Cincinnati area included. The number of smog alerts in the area has dropped drastically in the past 10 years from 27 days in 1999 to only three days thus far in 2009. And harmful chemicals like smog and soot are less pervasive throughout the whole country. However, scientific research has revealed even minimal exposure to air pollution can be dangerous. The increased effects of global warming and inefficient use of energy continue to generate less than ideal air quality, especially here in the Tristate. The Air Quality Management Division of the Hamilton County Environmental Services said that smog, once considered only a problem during the summer, could become a problem during winter months due to tightening air control standards. “While we have made great progress in reducing air pollution in the Tristate, it is crucial we continue the effort,” said Steve Pendery, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) Board President and Campbell County Judge Executive. “Air pollution is still a serious problem in the Tri-State and ignoring this

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issue puts everyone at risk for various health problems – right now and in the future.” A July study by the American Lung Association ranked Greater Cincinnati in the 25 worst U.S. cities for air pollution based on levels of ozone (a.k.a. smog) and fine particulates

(a.k.a soot). While there are several forms of air pollution, these two prove to be two of the most dangerous. Both ozone and particulate pollution are serious health concerns, causing irritation to the throat, nose, eyes and lungs as well as decreasing the lungs’ working capacity. The study also noted that air pollution can lead to longterm health problems such as lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. “Air pollution continues to be a widespread and dangerous problem,” said OKI Executive Director Mark Policinski. “But the problem can’t be solved solely by cleaning up the big industries. It’s a prob-

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The increased effects of global warming and inefficient use of energy continue to generate less than ideal air quality, especially here in the Tristate. lem that must be tackled by each individual as well.” OKI leads the fight against air pollution in the Tristate with its “Do Your Share for Cleaner Air” campaign. It suggests many tips for reducing air pollution including small changes that everyone can make to his or her daily routine. These changes include carpooling, riding the bus, cutting back on vehicle trips, conserving electricity, walking instead of driving, refueling after 8 p.m. and using gas-powered lawn equipment after 8 p.m. More tips on how to reduce air pollution and information about Greater Cincinnati’s “Do Your Share for Cleaner Air” campaign can be found at www.DoYourShare.org or by calling 1-800621-SMOG. Emily Feldman is a clean air assistant for the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments.

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Do you plan to get either the regular flu shot or the H1N1 vaccine? Why or why not? “No to the flu and H1N1 vaccines. I’ve been flu-free without the vaccine and despite having flu-like symptoms after getting a flu shot, I’ll pass to enable someone else to get the vaccine.” Florence “I plan to get a regular flu shot this week. Uncertain about the H1N1 shot. It seems the H1N1 vaccine has been manufactured in haste, and I am

uncertain if the potential cure may be worse than the flu.” G.G. “I already have received my regular flu shot. When I asked about H1N1 they replied that because of my age I probably was either exposed to or had it back in the 1957 epidemic. I can’t remember one way or the other.” C.J.W. “I will probably get the regular one as I do every October, but I am a little leery about the other; there’s always a tremendous push by government and medical establishments to blindly vacci-

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Rosary March for World Peace Saturday, October 10, 2009 10:00 a.m. Meet at Florence Government Center 8100 Ewing Blvd. Florence, KY 41042 (plenty of free parking) “Pray the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world.” - Our Lady of Fatima 1917

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“We do not hesitate to affirm again publicly that We put great confidence in the Holy Rosary for the healing of evils which afflict our times” - Pope Pius XII

ur Blessed Mother appeared at Fatima on October 13, 1917, when the great “Miracle of the Sun” was witnessed by 70,000 people. At each of her six apparitions from May 13th to October 13th of 1917, The Blessed Virgin Mary asked for the daily Rosary, for penance, amendment of life, and Holy Communions of reparation on first Saturdays of five consecutive months. Our Lady also asked for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart, to be made by the Pope and Bishops simultaneously in order to obtain the conversion of Russia and peace for the world. In his wonderful book, The Secret of The Rosary, Saint Louis De Montfort teaches us the importance and power of The Most Holy Rosary that was given to us by the Blessed Virgin Mary. And especially does our Saint emphasize the importance and power of the Rosary. Saint Louis De Montfort instructs: “There are several ways of praying the most Holy Rosary, but that which gives Almighty God the greatest glory, does the most for our souls and which the devil fears more than any other, is that of praying the Rosary publicly.” Furthermore, “Somebody who prays his Rosary alone only gains the merit of one Rosary, but if we pray it together with a hundred people we gain the merit of a hundred Rosaries. This is the law of public prayer. How profitable, how advantageous this is!” We all realize the seriousness of the state of the world today. It is obvious that the efforts of man and governments will not solve the world’s problems. We need the Divine Help afforded by the praying of the Rosary. As the Blessed Virgin Mary herself said: “One day through the Rosary and Brown Scapular I will save the world.” It has been over 90 years since the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima, Portugal. We must heed Our Lady’s requests and pray the Rosary every day. We must pray and do penance so we can attain world peace, and an end to the crimes of abortion and other horrible sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance. We also pray for our elected officials, our police, fire fighters; and especially our troops, so that they get home safely and quickly. “The Rosary is experiencing a new springtime. When reciting the Rosary the important and meaningful moments of salvation history are relived. The Rosary brings peace and reconciliation. It contains within itself the healing power of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, invoked with faith and love at the center of each Hail Mary.” - Pope Benedict XVI

Please join us in an hour of prayer Saturday morning, October 10th as we pray the Rosary for World Peace and the conversion of Russia as The Blessed Virgin Mary requested of mankind when she appeared at Fatima over 90 years ago.

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Schulz & Sons Jewelers will be hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness weekend Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17. The business, located in Fort Mitchell, will donate 10 percent of all sales to the local chapter of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. PANDORA Jewelry will not be included in the special event because the company is already donating funds to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Customers will receive a free “stuffed” tote for a $150 PANDORA purchase. Vice President Matthew Schulz hopes the two-day event will raise not only awareness, but funds to help find a cure for breast cancer.

Sport your pink ribbon at Schulz & Sons Help support breast cancer awareness at Schulz & Sons Jewelers Oct. 16 and Oct. 17. The Fort Mitchell business, located at 2202 Dixie Highway, will donate 10 percent of every sale on the two-day event to the local chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. “It’s the third year since I took over the business and after a couple years of getting my feet wet I wanted to find ways to give back to the community,” said Matt Schulz, vice president of the company. The only exception to the sale is PANDORA products because the company has dedicated $100,000 to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Schulz hopes the twoday special event will help promote the breast cancer awareness cause. “One in 1,000 women is affected. More than likely each person in the commu-

nity knows or knows of somebody with breast cancer,” Schulz said. “This money can help improve their future.” Breast cancer awareness is just one of the ways Schulz & Sons gives back to the community – the 56year-old business also donates thousands of dollars to local schools and organizations for silent auctions. “We view our customers as individuals and we view each piece of jewelry as a personal representation of them,” Schulz said. Customers can trade in diamonds and gold for credit or design one-of-a-kind necklaces, earrings and more in-store using Schulz & Sons’ Virtual Display Case technology. “Turn your out-of-date design into something new,” Schulz said. For more information, call 331-2888 or visit schulzdiamonds.com. Reported by Regan Coomer.

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Funny Bone

Pauly Shore (pictured) will be at the Funny Bone Comedy Club at Newport on the Levee Friday, Oct. 9 through S u n d a y, Oct. 11. Shore is best known for his work on MTV and in film. H e starred in t h e movies, “Encino Man,” “Son in Law” and “Bio-Dome.” For showtimes and ticket information, visit www.funnyboneonthelevee.com or call 957-2000.

Cooking demonstration

Argentine Bean & Bistro’s chef, Arthur Leech, will host a cooking demonstration with wine pairings this Saturday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m.

Leech has taught at the Culinary Institute and owned a restaurant in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The class is $20. The Argentine Bean & Bistro is located at 2875 Town Center Blvd. in Crestview Hills. For more information, visit the www.argentinebean.net or call 426-1042.

Meet a greyhound

Learn more about this breed at the Queen City Greyhounds Meet & Greet at the PetsMart in Florence this Saturday, Oct. 10, from noon to 3 p.m. Queen City Greyhounds is an organization that finds suitable homes for retired racing greyhounds. The event is free and donations will be accepted. PetsMart is located at 1060 Hansel Ave. For more information on Queen City Greyhounds, visit www.queencitygreyhounds.c om.

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Sunrock Farm owner Dr. Frank Traina, known as Farmer Frank, holds one of the decorations that will be used for the evolution parade during the day.

Sunrock Farm in Wilder to host evolution-themed Halloween events By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com Sunrock Farm in Wilder is hosting some Halloween events with a bit of a twist. Instead of ghosts and monsters, those who attend the event will be seeing evolution-themed costumes and activities. The Society for Evolution Education is sponsoring the events Oct. 31, which include a family party during the day and Evolution Ball for adults at night, in partnership with Sunrock, students at Northern Kentucky University and other organizations. The event is one of many evolution-themed events happening this year, the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and 150th anniversary of the publication of his book “The Origin of Species,” said Dr. Frank Traina, owner of Sunrock. “09 is a very important year for evolution,” Traina said. “We are using this event as an opportunity to bridge the gap between the arts and humanities and the science.”

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Carol Carlson, administrative assistant at Sunrock Farm, shows off an evolutionthemed mask, a bird with teeth. The farm is hosting an evolution themed family party and an Evolution Ball for adults on Halloween. By working with biology and art students at NKU, Traina said the farm is offer-

ing an artistic view of the scientific process of evolution.

“We do both at this farm, we explore the earth from a scientific approach and celebrate its beauty through song, dance, art and storytelling,” Traina said. During the family party, which runs from noon to 6 p.m., patrons can participate in a games, art, a parade, costume contest and holding farm animals. The adults’ Evolution Ball, which is from 8 p.m. until midnight, includes a Haunted Habitat, games, live music by Busted Bridge, costume contest, a bonfire and refreshments. The cost of the events is $5 for children and $10 for adults. Traina said he hopes people come in homemade, evolution-themed costumes. An example of an evolution-themed costume, Traina said, is a bird mask with teeth since at one time birds had teeth, but have since evolved. “People have billions of years of evolution to chose a costume from,” Traina said. Sunrock Farm is located at 103 Gibson Lane, in Wilder.

Campbell Lodge appoints Jones Campbell Lodge Boys Home appoints Barry Jones as its new executive director. Jones had been at CLBH since October 2001 and previously worked for Kenton County Schools. He also had been the Treatment Director for Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky. “After an extensive search for the sixth executive director of Campbell Lodge Boys’ Home, the Search Committee unanimously endorsed Barry Jones, MSW, LCSW as exec-

utive director,” Past President of The Campbell Boys Home Board of Directors Marna Meier Jones Zalla said. “Barry has served as Director of Residential and Clinical Services for Campbell Lodge for over eight years.” Campbell Lodge Boys’ Home is a year-round residential facility for pre-adolescent and adolescent boys

aged 10 to 18. Services are structured to address the needs of our residents by offering a treatment program that includes a balanced blend of therapy, the teaching of social skills, and milieu-based opportunities for the enhancement of academic skills. “We will continue to build on the foundation of success we’ve already established in the community and optimize our potential for growth through the use of our Equine Center,”

Jones said. The Equestrian Center is one of many initiatives under way at the Campbell Lodge Boys Home. The Equestrian Center is used to provide therapy to the residents through the use of horses. Campbell Lodge Boys Home has served the community for 51 years and provided services to more than 1,500 children in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky each year.


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ART CENTERS & MUSEUMS Artists’ Harvest, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Passionate Arts Center, 31-33 W. Pike St. Paintings, photographs, textiles, pottery, calligraphy, stained glass, jewelry, sculpture and more. Includes light refreshments and music. Family friendly. Free. 393-8358. Covington. ART EXHIBITS

Chasing the Whale in Northern Kentucky: Local Artists Respond to Moby Dick, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Closing Reception. Artists discuss their work, process and it’s relation to the book. Gallerie Zaum, 811 Monmouth St. Students at Northern Kentucky University create works of art interpreting the book. 441-3838. Newport. Six New Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Works by Leslie Shiels, Craig Lloyd, Timothy Tepe, Igo Mintch, Patrice Trauth and Carnegie Kids. Free. Through Oct. 16. 957-1940. Covington. Shiny Red Nothing: A Month Of Psychedelic and Sexy, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Mammoth Cafe, 515 Monmouth St. Artwork by Jeremy Strickland. Through Oct. 31. 307-4858. Newport. Elegeia, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Eva G. Farris Gallery at Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Sculpture by Brenda Stumpf and paintings by Tom Kelly. Through Oct. 17. 341-5800. Crestview Hills. Narrative Figuration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Artisans Enterprise Center, 25 W. Seventh St. Paintings by Dan O’Connor and Rob Anderson and paintings and works on paper by James Oberschlake. Part of Full Spectrum arts event. Presented by City of Covington. Through Oct. 30. 292-2322. Covington.

ATTRACTIONS

Jellyfish Gallery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Bigger tanks, new cylinder tanks, interactive touch wall where children can play tag with computer projected jellies. Interactive tank and a propagation area. Two children ages 12 and under get in free with paying adult during Summer Family Hours 4:30-7 p.m. SundayFriday. Included with admission; $20, $13 ages 2-12. 261-7444; www.newportaquarium.com. Newport. Frog Bog, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Children-friendly, interactive exhibit features many species of frogs. Includes hands-on, visual and soundrich experiences. Included with admission: $20, $13 ages 2-12. 261-7444. Newport. Penguin Parade, 10:15 a.m. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Outside Aquarium gift shop. Moves to lobby if inclement weather. Includes one or more of Blackfooted penguins and a randomly selected guest to lead the parade. Free. 261-7444. Newport.

FARMERS MARKET

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

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Bordeaux. Liquor Direct Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike, Free. 781-8105; www.liquordirect.net. Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, $5. 635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs. Fish Fry, 4:45 p.m.-8 p.m. Newport Elks Lodge, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Fish, steak, shrimp, cheeseburger, chicken nuggets and sides. Dinners and sandwiches. Carryout available 4:45-8 p.m. Benefits Newport Elks Lodge #273. $2.25-$7.75, 25 cents carryout. 441-1273. Cold Spring. Early Bird, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Vito’s Cafe, 654 Highland Ave. Suite 29, Set prix fixe menu: Soup or salad and entree special. 442-9444. Fort Thomas.

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Sunrock Farm Pumpkin Patch Tours, 3 p.m. Sunrock Farm, 103 Gibson Lane, Animal fun and hayride to pumpkin field to pick and purchase pumpkin. $10 two-hour tour, $6 one-hour tour; free under age 1. Reservations required. 781-5502; www.sunrockfarm.org. Wilder. USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Fortyminute tour of haunted boat. Three levels and more than 40 horrifying areas. Nightmare Landing, family-fun center with enclosed waiting area. RIP express tickets “skip the line.” Not recommended for children. Ages 10 and under with adult. Family friendly. $60 RIP express, $48 four pack; $20 RIP, $16 single. 261-8500; www.ussnightmare.com. Newport. Haunted Hayride, 8 p.m.-midnight, Sandyland Acres, 4172 Belleview Road, $10; free ages 5 and under. 322-0516; www.sandylandacres.com. Petersburg. Totter’s Pumpkin Patch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Totter’s Otterville, 4314 Boron Drive, Trolley Station. Ride on Pumpkin Express to Totter’s pumpkin patch to select pumpkin. Includes pumpkin decorating station. Weather permitting. Ages -. $9.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 491-1441. Latonia. Haunted Tours, 5 p.m. Ride the Ducks Newport, 1 Levee Way, Ride World War II vehicles and hear stories of famous ghosts and haunted locations like the Carneal House in Covington, Music Hall, Taft Museum and Southgate House. For Ages 9 and up. $17, $13 children. 815-1439. Newport.

MUSIC - COUNTRY

Bobby Mackey and The Big Mac Band, 9 p.m. Bobby Mackey’s Music World, 44 Licking Pike, Includes giveaways. $10 ages 1821, $5 ages 21 and up; free before 10 p.m. on Friday. 431-5588. Wilder.

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ON STAGE - COMEDY

Pauly Shore, 8 p.m. Dinner available. $25. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Comedian and actor. Special engagement. No coupons or passes accepted. 9572000. Newport.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Sweeney Todd, 8 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St. Sondheim musical about Demon Barber of Fleet Street. $17. Presented by Footlighters Inc. Through Oct. 24. 513474-8711. Newport. Bad to the Bone, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Sketch comedy shorts and music by BillWho? Dedicated to silly thrills and hilarious chills. $20-$30. Through Nov. 28. 581-7625; www.shadowboxcabaret.com. Newport. Much Ado About Nothing, 8 p.m. NKU Corbett Auditorium, Nunn Drive, Shakespeare classic. $12, $11 faculty and staff, $10 seniors, $8 student. Presented by Northern Kentucky University Theatre and Dance. Through Oct. 11. 572-5464. Highland Heights. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St. Comedy spoofs most of Shakespeare’s works in under two hours. $15, $12 seniors and students. Presented by Falcon Theater. Through Oct. 24. 513-479-6783; www.falcontheater.net. Newport. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 1 0

ATTRACTIONS Faith Weekend, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Discounted admission for church members, their family and friends. Must call in advance of event. $10. Registration required. 491-3467. Newport. BENEFITS

Cincinnati Komen Crop For The Cure, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Immanuel United Methodist Church, 2551 Dixie Highway, Door prizes, raffles, goody bags, scrapbook bingo, shopping, guest speakers and more. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. Pink attire encouraged. Benefits Susan G Komen For The Cure. $50, $45 advance. Registration required by Oct. 5. 513-746-0721. Lakeside Park. Amber Wynn Helm Benefit, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. St. Pius X Church, 348 Dudley Road, Includes food, silent auction, raffle and more. All proceeds go to treatment for Amber Wynn Helm, loving wife and mother of two, who has class IV Lupus nephritis Kidney Disease. $20. Presented by Amber Wynn Helm Benefit Fund. 912-5806. Edgewood.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Queen City Greyhounds Meet & Greet, noon-3 p.m. PetsMart, 1060 Hansel Ave. Free, donations excepted. Presented by Queen City Greyhounds. 525-1316. Florence.

COOKING CLASSES

Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m. Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd. Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. With Arthur Leech. $20. Reservations required. 426-1042; www.argentinebean.net. Crestview Hills.

CRAFT SHOWS

Luther Rose Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Luke Lutheran Church, 4800 Alexandria Pike, Crafts, silent auction and baskets for door prizes. 441-4581. Cold Spring.

FARMERS MARKET

Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Promenade. Mushrooms, onions, apples, baked goods, pumpkins, cut flowers and more. Presented by Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market. 2922163. Covington. Campbell County Farmers’ Market-Newport, 9 a.m.-noon, Historic Newport Business District, Monmouth Street, At 7th and Monmouth streets. Includes produce, plants, flowers, jams, jellies, honey and arts and crafts. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 572-2600. Newport.

FOOD & DRINK

PROVIDED

The Cincinnati Art Museum opens its new exhibit, “Roaring Tigers, Leaping Carp: Decoding the Symbolic Language of Chinese Animal Painting,” Friday, Oct. 9. The pieces in the exhibit show the hidden language of Chinese animal symbolism and reveal stories about Chinese history and culture. It is open through Jan. 3. A kickoff party is 9 p.m. to midnight Oct. 9. To coincide with the exhibit, the museum celebrates the animal kingdom with family-friendly, free Wild Weekends 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17-18, and the third weekend in November and December. Visit www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org. Pictured is the anonymous ink and color on silk, “Tiger (detail)” from the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368.) It is from the National Palace Museum, Republic of China (Taiwan).

Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Fall & Winter Whites: white wines suited for cooler weather. Liquor Direct Fort Thomas, Free. 7818105; www.liquordirect.net. Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, $5. 635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs.

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Pumpkin Days on the Farm, noon-6 p.m. Benton Farms, 11946 Old Lexington Pike, Hayride, barnyard animals, corn maze, cow milking and sheep shearing demonstrations. $7, free ages 3 and under. 485-7000. Walton.

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Gary Burbank of 700 WLW fame will be at the Barnes & Noble at Newport on the Levee from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Burbank will be discussing and signing his new book, “Voices in My Head.” The event is free to attend. For more information, call 581-2000. Sunrock Farm Pumpkin Patch Tours, 10 a.m. Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $6 one-hour tour; free under age 1. Reservations required. 781-5502; www.sunrockfarm.org. Wilder. USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $60 RIP express, $48 four pack; $20 RIP, $16 single. 261-8500; www.ussnightmare.com. Newport. Haunted Hayride, 8 p.m.-midnight, Sandyland Acres, $10; free ages 5 and under. 322-0516; www.sandylandacres.com. Petersburg. Totter’s Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Totter’s Otterville, $9.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 491-1441. Latonia. Haunted Tours, 5 p.m. Ride the Ducks Newport, $17, $13 children. 815-1439. Newport.

LITERARY - SIGNINGS J. R. Ward, 2 p.m. Borders Books, Music and Cafe Crestview Hills, 2785 Dixie Highway, Author discusses and signs “Covet.” Ages 18 and up. Free. 331-8200. Crestview Hills.

MUSIC - BLUEGRASS

Muldoon with the Blue Moon, 9 p.m. Blue Stars Cafe, 529 Overton St. 360-2331; www.worldwidebluegrass.com. Newport.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Jimmy Wayne, 8 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. Country singer-songwriter and guitarist. $15. 491-2444. Covington. Andrew McMahon, 9:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. From Jacks Mannequin. SOLD OUT. Presented by JBM Promotions, Inc. 431-2201. Newport. Jessica Lea Mayfield, 8:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Parlour. With The Old Ceremony. $10, $8 advance. 431-2201. Newport.

MUSIC - COUNTRY

Bobby Mackey and The Big Mac Band, 9 p.m. Bobby Mackey’s Music World, $10 ages 18-21, $5 ages 21 and up; free before 10 p.m. on Friday. 431-5588. Wilder.

MUSIC - ROCK

A Decade to Die For, 8 p.m. CD Release Show. With Sugar Spell It Out, The Paramedic and Counterfeit Money Machine. Mad Hatter, 620 Scott Blvd. $5. 291-2233. Covington.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Halloween Capers National Pageant, 1:30 p.m. Hilton Cincinnati Airport, 7373 Turfway Road, Registration 12:30-1 p.m. No pageant experience necessary. All participants receive Halloween trophy. No casual wear. Boys ages: 0-12 months, 13-23 months, 2-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-10 years. Girls ages: 012 months, 13-23 months, 2-3 years 4-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years, 13-15 years, 16-20 years. Optional Elite Grand Supreme Pageant for fee. Free. 689-0580; Pageants@insightbb.com. Florence.

SPORTS - TRYOUTS

Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball Tryouts, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Campbell County Middle School, 8000 Alexandria Pike, Girls ages 10-15. $25. Registration required, forms available online. Presented by Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball. Through Nov. 8. 620-6520; www.nkjv.net. Alexandria. M O N D A Y, O C T . 1 2

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Sunrock Farm Pumpkin Patch Tours, 3 p.m. Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $6 one-hour tour; free under age 1. Reservations required. 781-5502; www.sunrockfarm.org. Wilder.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Jemina Pearl (ex-Be Your Own Pet), 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. Former member of a four-piece garage rock group from Nashville. $10, $8 advance. 431-2201. Newport. T U E S D A Y, O C T . 1 3

Skateboard Lessons, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Ollie’s Skatepark, 8171 Dixie Hwy. Equipment rentals available. Free skating after lessons. $20. Through Dec. 26. 525-9505; www.skateollies.com. Florence.

Henny Penny-The Story of Chicken Little, 4 p.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Presented by Art Reach. Recommended for grades 1-5. Part of Adventure Club. Free. 572-5035. Newport.

RECREATION

Texas Hold’em Tournaments, 9 p.m. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St. Players gather in tables of eight for the five-card game. Prizes from local beer and liquor distributors available for winners. Final game held at end of an eight week period. Winner of final game receives $500. Ages 21 and up. 491-6659. Covington. Cruise-In Car Show, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, Includes music. Featuring Fort Thomas Corvette Club Cincy Custom Street Machines Country Cruisers Old Timer’s Car Club. Family friendly. Free. 4414888. Cold Spring. W E D N E S D A Y, O C T . 1 4

FARMERS MARKET

Earth Mother Market, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Stables Building, 1038 S. Fort Thomas Ave. “Certified Organic” or “Certified Naturally Grown” growers. Includes produce, eggs and meat, value added products, flowers and soap. Rain or shine. Family friendly. Presented by Fort Thomas Renaissance. 572-1225; www.localharvest.org/farmersmarkets/M30992. Fort Thomas. T H U R S D A Y, O C T . 1 5

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

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC Alex Carruthers, 9 p.m.-11 p.m. Claddagh Irish Pub Newport, One Levee Way, Nautical Room. With special guest appearances of band members from Mia and the Retros. Free. 513-485-6502; www.claddaghirishpubs.com. Newport.

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

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Tuesday Tastings, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Claddagh Irish Pub Newport, One Levee Way, Nautical Room. Sample five in-house wines and five menu items paired to compliment each wine. Ages 21 and up. $10. Reservations recommended. 513-485-6502; www.claddaghirishpubs.com. Newport.

The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. A capella performance group of modern rhythm and blues fused with a jubilee music style. Part of the Carnegie in Concert series. $18. 491-2030; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.

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Tim Wilson, 8 p.m. Dinner available. $15. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Stand-up comedian. Special engagement. No coupons or passes accepted. Ages 21 and up. 957-2000. Newport.

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Gangsters, Gamblers and Girls: Newport Historical Walking Tour, 11 a.m. Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St. Meet at Newport Syndicate. Visit sites where Newport gained its reputation. Tour lasts 90 minutes. $15. Reservations recommended. 888-269-9439; www.newportgangsters.com. Newport. S U N D A Y, O C T . 1 1

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Devou Park Fall Festival, noon-6 p.m. Devou Park, 1344 Audubon Road, Food, booths, music, free carriage rides, wedding planning, arts and crafts and kids’ fun zone. Free. 292-2151. Covington.

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Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, $5. 635-0111. Camp Springs.

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Northern Kentucky History Lecture Series, 2 p.m. “River Stories and Some Fun with Captain Alan Bernstein” with captain of BB Riverboats. Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St. Light refreshments, music and free tours after lecture. $45 series; $7 per lecture, $4 students. 2910542. Covington.

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The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden brings HallZOOween back from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 10-11, Oct. 17-18 and Oct. 24-25. Kids can trick-or-treat around the zoo and see an animal version of trick-or-treating with Pumpkin Pandemonium. There is also magic, train rides, a pumpkin patch and more. HallZOOween is free with park admission. Admission is $13, adults; $9, ages 2-12; and free for under 2. Visit www.cincinnatizoo.org.


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October 8, 2009

Checking our images of God To expand the quality of our lives, G.K. Chesterton once said that our spiritual and psychological task is to learn to look at familiar things until they become unfamiliar again. This holds true whether the familiar thing be a flower, a snowfall, a job or even God. Mystics call this process “awakening.” Most of our lives we just go on turning the pages of our mental book, “Things I Know For Sure.” Our pictures of God were pasted there when we were kids. Now they’re cracked, sepia-colored, and a little dusty. Archie Bunker had a large album of them to which he referred frequently. One of the attractions to the recent novel, “The Shack,” seems to be the different images used for the Triune-God. Archie would have condemned the book. Certainly there is a need

to recognize the stability and steadfastness of God. The psalmists often used descriptive words like “fortress” and “rock” to do this. What must be remembered is that God is an absolute mystery. St. Anselm described God as “The One beyond that is able to be thought.” That means in our dealings with God we must develop a tolerance for ambiguity. In his book “God, The Oldest Question,” William J. O’Malley, S.J., writes, “I do believe that the Holy Spirit is a feminine principle within God, just as the book of Wisdom pictures her. “But in my experience, God is … far more masculine (challenging, rational, decisive, unbending) than feminine (cherishing, enfolding, mothering, consoling.) Again in my experience, if God is a ‘she,’ God is one damn tough cookie.”

The parables of Jesus Christ are stories about people, but their real plot is about the heart of God. Notice that there is always an element of astonishment, surprise and the unexpected in them. The measured expectations of those hearing them are shattered. God was always more than anticipated. John Shea writes, “As Mark says, ‘He was too much for them.’ Like a woman who loves too much, like ointment that costs too much and is spilled too much, like a seventy-times-seven God who forgives too much.” Today we like a housebroken God, a God we can keep on a leash, who has predictable habits, doesn’t generate questions, and makes sense by our logic. Author Kathleen Norris writes: “One so often hears people say, ‘I just can’t han-

dle it,’ when they Father Lou reject a Guntzelman biblical image of Perspectives God as Father, Mother, as Lord and Judge, God as a lover… God on a cross. … If we seek a God we can ‘handle’ that will be exactly what we get – a God we can manipulate, suspiciously like ourselves, the wideness of whose mercy we’ve cut down to size.” What we get then is not God. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@ communitypress.com or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

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Treat your palate to tastes of the past When it comes to autumn festivals, two stand out for me – the Renaissance Festival in Harveysburg, Ohio, and the Old West Fest i v a l between M o u n t Orab and Williamsburg. They are as difRita ferent as Heikenfeld night and day to Rita’s kitchen e a c h other, but each is historically correct, whether it’s the architecture, dress code, entertainment, or the food offered. Plus when you visit, you are literally transported back into time. Now I love to cook, but I’m not sure I’d make it as a “Renaissance girl” in the kitchen. And I don’t think Drew Deimling, a Hyde Park reader and proprietor of the Old West Festival, would hire me as a cowgirl rustling up

supper. I thought it would be fun, though, to share recipes for the kind of foods eaten during those times.

Kathy’s Renaissance chicken pie served in bread bowls

Originally from Kathy Kneipp, a Clermont County reader. She loves history and taught her kids about the Renaissance by having them help her prepare a Renaissance meal. Here’s my adaptation: 2 frying chickens, cut up 1 teaspoon garlic powder (opt.) 1 small onion, cut up 4 tablespoons butter 1 ⁄2 cup flour 1 cup milk Broth from chicken Salt and pepper to taste Fill a pan with enough water to cover chicken, add garlic powder and onion, but do not add the chicken yet. Bring water to a boil.

Lower heat then add chicken. Simmer until tender. Remove chicken, let cool and remove from bones. Reserve broth. Melt butter in a skillet, whisk in flour and cook slowly for one minute. Add 1 cup milk and 1⁄2 cup chicken broth and stir carefully. Add another 1⁄2 cup broth. Season everything with salt and pepper. Place chicken on a serving platter and pour sauce over and serve. To serve in bread bowls: Cut off top of round loaf of bread. Hollow out bottom 2⁄3, and set the reserved bread aside. In preheated 350 degree oven, toast the hollowed out bread round along with the reserved pieces for a few minutes. Pour the chicken topped with sauce into bread bowl. Use chunks of reserved bread to dunk into bowl and to act as a utensil.

Old West pulled pork barbecue

In the Old West you had

to raise the pig, butcher it, smoke the hams, etc. Lucky for us we can just go to the grocery where the pork is neatly wrapped, ready to cook. Cook a pork loin roast in 3 cups water with a diced onion, a teaspoon or so minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste, in the crockpot until done (about three hours on high, five hours on low). When cool, shred. Measure out 1 quart broth from cooked meat. Add to that:

1 bottle ketchup 1 ⁄2 cup mustard 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon paprika (opt.) 1 ⁄2 to 1 cup brown sugar 1 bay leaf 2 slices lemon 1 tablespoon each: vinegar and Worcestershire sauce Dash or two Tabasco sauce (opt.) Cook 10 minutes, remove bay leaf and add meat that has been shred-

ded. Put all back in crockpot and cook 30 minutes longer, uncovered. Use a soup ladle to serve on warm buns. Even easier: To a bottle of purchased barbecue sauce, sprinkle in some chili powder, garlic powder and, if you want it sweeter, brown sugar to taste. Thin with a bit of the broth if you want. Again, cook about 30 minutes uncovered in the crockpot.

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The number of requests for these recipes is growing each day: • Like Syktop Bigg’s chicken salad • Mio’s creamy garlic salad dressing • Strawberry lasagna like Bravo’s Café, Augusta, Ky.

Rooting out recipes

I’m cloning a recipe now for Entenmann’s pound cake and will share it hopefully soon. Also a recipe for roasted garlic potatoes using whole cloves.

Food fests

• Renaissance Festival, Harveysburg, Ohio. Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. through Oct. 25.

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Rita lunching at the Renaissance Festival in Harveysburg. • Old West Festival, Williamsburg/Mount Orab, Ohio. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Oct. 11.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at www.Abouteating.com.

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Christ United Methodist Church in Florence will be having a church craft and fine arts bazaar Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Besides arts and crafts, there will be silent auction baskets, a bake sale and lunch available. For more information, call 525-8878. Christ United Methodist Church is located at 1440 Boone Aire Road.

Community Family

The Community Family Church in Independence is hosting a Family Harvest Festival Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The festival will feature a candy trail for all children, carnival games, hayrides, face painting, a silent auction, a motorcycle and car show, a chili cookoff, fireworks and more. The cost of admission is one canned food item. For more information, call Brenda Taylor at 3568851. The Family Harvest Festival is located at 11875 Taylor Mill Road.

Erlanger Christian

The Erlanger Christian Church is having its third annual Project Linus Day starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. People of any age can tie fleece blankets and be a part of reaching the goal of 100 blankets. Project Linus Day provides the opportunity for youth needing school service hours. Last year, the Cincinnati/NKY Chapter of Project Linus delivered more than 8,000 blankets (104 from ECC) to children in this region. Blankets are distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of a warm hug. There will be food items

as well as a silent basket auction at the church on Project Linus Day. For more information, call 727-2076. Erlanger Christian Church is located 27 Graves Ave.

EUMC

The Erlanger United Methodist Church will be having a yard sale Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in its parking lot. There will be numerous yard sale vendors, a food booth, craft booths and games for children. The yard sale benefits the non-profit ministries’ local missions. For more information, call 727-2136. Erlanger United Methodist Church is located at 31 Commonwealth Ave.

First Christian Church

Due to construction, the 2009 Mouse House Craft Show scheduled for Nov. 14 has been canceled. The event is put together by the Christian Women’s Fellowship at the First Christian

Church in Fort Thomas. The event will return Nov. 13, 2010. At that time, the church will have an elevator and will be handicap accessible to all floors. The First Christian Church is located at 1031 Alexandria Pike.

First Church of God

The First Church of God in Newport is seeking gently used coats for a coat giveaway on Oct. 24. Children’s coats are especially needed. If you would like to donate, please call the church at 291-2092. The church is located at 338 East 9th Street. Coat donations can be dropped off Sunday from 9:30 a.m. through noon. All donations will be greatly appreciated.

Alexandria Oct. 15. Building 429 will be performing songs off their latest self-titled release including their current and powerful single “Always,� and upcoming single “Overcome� that will release to radio in October. Preparing for his new studio release in October, Agnew will be playing fan favorites “Grace Like Rain� and “This Fragile Breath,� as well as giving audiences a preview of new songs off his record “NEED.� Included in the set list is the first radio single, “Joy Unspeakable.� Main Street Baptist Church is located at 11093 Alexandria Pike. Have an event at your church? Please send your information to akiefaber@nky.com.

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CLASS REUNIONS Reservations required. Presented by Dayton High School Class of ‘89 Committee. 2618400.

O C T. 9 - 1 0 Holmes High School Class of 1959 Reunion, Oct. 9-10, Hilton Airport Inn, I-75 and Turfway. $50. Buffet dinner on Oct. 10 and night social with complimentary wine, beer and snacks Oct. 9. Reservations required. 3448553; email holmes59@fuse.net.

JUNE 11-12, 2010 Boone County High School Class of 1960’s 50th Year Reunion. The following classmates have not been located: Pat Bowling, Carol Brashear Copher, Nancy Stevers Bihl, Barbara Youell, Beverly Romans, Carol Smith, Siguard Papratta and Terry Elliott. If anyone has any information on those classmates, call Hope Ellis Kinman at 283-2796 or Pat Jurtsen Tanner 371-9254.

S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 2 4 St. Thomas 1969 Class Reunion. Looking for graduates of St. Thomas High School in Fort Thomas the class of 1969. Organizers are planning a picnic gathering at the park behind the Cold Spring City Building from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Bring your own food, snacks and drinks. For more information, call Jim or Jan (Rose) Reis at 635-7790, Sandie Kremer at 781-3123 or David Hagedorn at 781-3521.

S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 1 0 Dayton High School Class of 1989’s 20th Year Reunion, 8 p.m.-midnight, Embassy Suites Rivercenter, 10 E. Rivercenter Blvd. Covington. Includes dinner, beer, wine, soft drinks music by DJ. $120 couple, $65 single.

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Jean Stamper and Norma Lee Turner of Wilder prepare dinner for the Northern Kentucky Firefighters Association meeting. Hosted by Wilder Fire Chief James Proffit at the Wilder City Building.

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only if a parent/guardian/adult representative comes to the Hall door. All proceeds from this event goes toward the Alexandria Fire Explorer Post 100 and the Alexandria Police Explorer Post. Monthly youth dances for the 2009-2010 school year will be held on the second Friday of each month.

best costumes. The dance will be held at The Alexandria Fire Department’s hall located at 7951 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria. The dance will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door and concessions are available for $1 each at the dance. Since this is a “Lock-in style dance” child can leave

The Alexandria Fire Explorer Post 100 and the Alexandria Police Explorers will be hosting their monthly Youth Dance this Friday night Oct. 9. For area students in grades 4 through 8. This month’s dance is a Halloween Party. Students are encouraged to wear a costume. Prizes will be awarded for the

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NKU launches new College of Health Professions professions students will use. The simulators are so sophisticated that they can talk and breathe. They have a heartbeat, can have dilated/constricted pupils and recognize when the correct or incorrect medication is given. NKU currently has one wireless simulator, but Dr. Robinson said simulators will play a major role when the Health Innovations Center is built. “The Center will include 8,000 to 12,000 square feet dedicated to a ‘virtual hospital’ simulation center which will look and function like a hospital unit,� she said. “It will have beds, medication dispensing systems and electronic medical records that area facilities are using.� Dr. Robinson said one of the highlights of this virtual hospital will be expanded use of these hightech simulators. “Students will be able to have specific types of patients,� she said. “It will not depend on whether real patients happen to be in the hospitals at the moment. In our ‘virtual hospital,’ such patients will be guaranteed for each student. High-risk situations such as high-risk delivery, critically ill patients and code situations can be experienced by all students. There will be simulators for adults, babies and even for pregnancy and delivery.� Dr. Robinson said the virtual hospital may even have a separate unit for maternity, pediatrics, critical care and medical surgery. As an added bonus, she said the new facility will make it possible for community health providers to utilize the simulators in their training. NKU’s current simulation lab is scheduled for undergraduate nursing instruction from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dr. Robinson said the time for the new facility is now. “No matter what kind of health care plan is approved in Washington, there will be tremendous demand for health care access,� she said. “Nurse practitioners have been identified as one way to meet the need for additional primary care providers.� Dr. Robinson notes that consistent themes have emerged from the national healthcare debate such as reducing healthcare costs, increasing quality and making health insurance affordable to those without it. These themes, she says, will lead to increased demand for health care providers and educators. “The [Affordable Health Choices Act] bill specifically calls for making sound investments in educating more nurses and other health professionals to meet the nation’s growing need for patient care providers,� Dr. Robinson said, noting that 3.6 million health care jobs will be created nationally before 2014. Locally, healthcare professions represent the largest segment of Vision 2015’s 50,000 new jobs goal.

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Young Farmer of the Year

The Campbell County Farm Bureau presented their outstanding Young Farmer of the Year Award for 2009 at the annual meeting Sept. 12. This award went to Matthew Seiter. He is the son of Allen and Melinda Seiter and resides with them in the Flagg Spring Community of Campbell County. Matthew works full time with his dad on their farms, where they raise tobacco, corn, soybeans, wheat, and have a commercial cow-calf operation. In addition to those enterprises, Matthew has his own purebred Angus herd. Matthew is also a student at Gateway College where he is majoring in industrial controls, specializing in the electrical field. Shown: Bob Huck Sr., president of Campbell County Farm Bureau; Seiter, Young Farmer of the Year (2009); Bob Woeste, Campbell County Farm Bureau Agency manager.

Bob Huck Sr., president of Campbell County Farm Bureau with the Future Farmers of Campbell County. Each of these children received $5 at the annual meeting. PHOTOS PROVIDED

French-Schlickman

Mr. and Mrs. David C. French of Erlanger anounce the wedding of their daughter Casey Galway to Tyler Schlickman. He is the son of Mark Schlickman of Versailles, KY and Connie and Jim Schafer of Ludlow, KY. Miss French is a graduate of Morehead State University and is a sales representative for Biovail Pharmaceuticals. Schlickman, a graduate of Ludlow High School attended the University of Kentucky and is employed by Total Quality Logistics in Cincinnati, OH. Their wedding will be be held on October 10th, 2009 in Erlanger, KY.

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Northern Kentucky University celebrated the launch of its new College of Health Professions Sept. 21. The NKU College of Health Professions is comprised of NKU’s nursing, advanced nursing studies and allied health departments. It enrolls more than 1,500 students and employs more than 50 faculty and staff. Dr. Denise Robinson, interim dean of the college, said the change from what was formerly the School of Nursing and Health Professions will allow NKU to develop new programs, expand existing programs and provide more focus to the programs within the college’s three departments. “Rather than having one chair for 1,500 students and 53 faculty and staff, the new college will enable the faculty and chairs to enhance our current programs, increasing the quality of instruction and allowing us to better meet the needs of our students and our region.� Chris Goddard, CEO of HealthPoint Family Care, emphasized the value of the new college. “As a community health provider to low income families, it is a huge benefit to have a high quality College of Health Professions in our backyard,� Goddard said. One of the top priorities for the new college will be to attain funding for a new Health Innovations Center, which will house programs that will drive hospital, physician, e-health, pharmaceutical, bio-technical, allied health, senior citizen and other medical-related business development in the region. The facility will be programmed to match healthcare community needs in areas such as nursing, psychology, radiologic technology, health informatics, respiratory therapy and health science. Continuing NKU’s mission to work at the intersection of academic disciplines, the Department of Psychology will also make its new home in the Health Innovations Center. NKU is seeking $92.5 million in state funding for a joint project to build a new facility for the college and renovate NKU’s Founders Hall. By combining the two projects, NKU is projecting a savings of about $20 million. Of the Council on Postsecondary Education’s top 10 education and general fund capital priorities for the 2006 Kentucky general assembly session, only two remain unfunded – renovation of NKU’s Founders Hall and construction of the Health Innovations Center. In the meantime, 24 projects below the top 10 have been approved for funding or are on the current state budget contingency list. Those who attend Monday’s event will get a glimpse of both NKU’s current facility limitations and the future when faculty and students give tours of the college’s existing facilities and demonstrations of the wireless simulator technology current and future health

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New analysis shows improvement is too slow Kentucky schools are improving too slowly, according to an analysis of state test scores released today by three statewide groups. The analysis, presented in a “Transition Index Report,” was developed by the Council for Better Education, the Kentucky Association of School Councils, and the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence to monitor school performance during the three years that Kentucky is moving from the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System to a system based on new state standards and testing. The new system was mandated in legislation (Senate Bill 1) enacted by the 2009 General

Assembly. The Transition Index is based on a formula similar to the one used in past years by the Kentucky Department of Education to gauge school progress. The partner groups applied the formula to state test scores for 2009, which were released today, along with those for 2007 and 2008. From the analysis, the groups conclude that: • Elementary and middle school mathematics results and high school writing have shown important improvement. • Reading scores have been flat or declining statewide. • Scores in other subjects have been flat, declining or improving

only slowly. Looking at combined results for all subjects, the analysis found: • 56 percent of elementary schools have reached proficiency or are improving at a rate that would take them to that mark by 2014. • 44 percent of middle schools have reached proficiency or would reach it by 2014 at the current pace of growth. • Only 15 percent of high schools would reach proficiency by 2014 if recent trends continue. “An index provides the big picture on whether schools’ strategies are working with kids,” said Ronda Harmon, executive director of the Kentucky Association of

School Councils. “We see this transition project as a way to help schools measure their progress until the new 2012 assessment begins.” Harmon added that her organization views the Transition Index project as a voluntary way for educators, parents and others to “see the big picture” in results from the Kentucky Core Content Tests. “Remember that our state is getting ready to set even higher standards,” said Daviess County Superintendent Tom Shelton, president of the Council for Better Education. "If current improvement is too slow to reach existing standards, there is great concern about how we will do when the new col-

lege-ready standards come into play.” Cindy Heine, associate executive director of the Prichard Committee, said the point of the report is to let “everyone see the issues and work on moving achievement to higher levels.” Heine echoed Shelton’s thought on Senate Bill 1, adding, “For all students to be ready for college and workplace success, school improvement cannot wait for 2012. We all need to be working on quicker progress in 2009 as well as in future years.” The full report is available at www.kasc.net, along with results for each school and district in Kentucky.

Mom, school’s making me sick! It’s true that the flu is in the news and it’s a good reason to keep kids out of school and away from others. But a less contagious, yet just as real, condition can also keep your children from wanting to go to classes. School Avoidance, sometimes referred to as School Refusal, is a recognized psychological illness that a child develops when she is trying to get out of going to school. Symptoms can include nausea, fatigue, headache and abdominal pain. School Avoidance is not usually associated with respiratory symptoms or fever. In general, if a child complains of stomach pain or other ailments, but does not have symptoms of fever

or a contagious illness, the parents should feel comfortable sending the child to school, says Lori Crosby, associate professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. “If a parent is unsure, scheduling a visit with the child’s pediatrician to rule out a ‘true’ medical problem may be helpful to both the parent and the child” said Dr. Crosby. She also suggests that School Avoidance is not out of the ordinary. It is estimated that between 1 and 5 percent of children in the United States present these symptoms. It is important to recognize that there are usually underlying problems that should be discussed with the child and

the school. Dr. Crosby says there are several reasons a child may begin to display characteristics of School Avoidance. Culprits can include social problems, learning difficulties, upcoming tests or presentations or family issues. While the school-related problems often make sense to parents, family-related anxiety can be harder to recognize as the problem. Children who have School Avoidance issues usually go back and forth between liking school and not liking it. Children usually start the year off with a great outlook. After what Crosby calls a “honeymoon of high hopes and good attendance,” they begin to slide back into some School Avoidance behaviors.

Many kids outgrow their School Avoidance issues, but others may need intervention of some sort. “The best approach is for parents to remain consistent with getting their child to school, setting limits, and establishing a predictable and consistent routine,” Dr. Crosby says. If a new routine and conversation at home don’t help the child feel more comfortable at school, Dr. Crosby says parents should consider professional treatment. “Brief counseling with a psychologist or mental health professional can be extremely helpful to all involved. Often kids walk away with an actionable plan and renewed comfort with their daily schedule.”

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Brent Schafer from the Bellevue/Dayton Fire Department competes in a burritoeating contest at Jalapeno’s Mex-Mex Restaurant in Cold Spring. The restaurant hosted a fundraiser Wednesday, Aug. 19 for Gavin Richmond, a baby born in July with three heart defects.

Local firefighters come together to help infant By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com What started as a burrito-eating contest for fun, has brought local firefighters together to help one of their comrades in need. In July, Gavin Michael Richmond, son of lieutenant Jim Richmond from the Fire Department of BellevueDayton, was born with three different congenital heart defects. After hearing about Gavin from some local firefighters who were eating lunch at Jalapeno’s MexMex Restaurant in Cold Spring, manager Brandy Johnson-Chavez thought the contest she was planning would make an entertaining, successful fundraiser for the family. “I thought it would make a great fundraiser and it has,” Johnson-Chavez said during the event Wednesday, Aug. 19. “This place has been rocking all day.” Brent Schafer, who works full time with Richmond in Bellevue-Dayton and part time at the Central Campbell County Fire Department, helped organize the event and bring firefighters together from Bellevue-Dayton, Central Campbell, Elsmere, Camp Springs, Silver Grove, Eastern Campbell, Southern Campbell,

Fort Thomas, Wilder, Southgate and Alexandria. “The family has insurance, but there are a lot of other expenses they need help with, so we wanted to do as much as we could for them,” Schafer said. “They have a long road ahead of them, so it’s really awesome to see all these departments come together to help.” Richmond, of Elsmere, said Gavin has already had one surgery on his heart, has another scheduled in a couple months and will have his third, and hopefully last, when he is 3 or 4 years old. Richmond said he can’t believe how many people came to the event to support him, his son and his son’s mother, Kim Amlung. “It’s pretty wild,” Richmond said. Throughout the day, Jalapeno’s donated 15 percent of each check to Gavin and accepted donations. “The community really came together today and made things happen,” Johnson-Chavez said. “We hope to host more fundraisers for whoever needs them in the future.” Donations to Gavin can be made at the Fire Department of Bellevue-Dayton, 514 Sixth Ave., Dayton, or by calling Brent Schafer at 393-6693.


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COLLEGE CORNER Morehead State

Morehead State University has announced that Brittany Peters of Alexandria is receiving the Charles and Elizabeth Bruce Scholarship for the 2009-10 school year. Peters, the daughter of Larry and Barb Peters, is a Campbell County High School graduate. To be eligible for the Charles and Elizabeth Bruce Scholarship, applicants must full-time, undergraduate students who maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Applications and information on scholarship programs at MSU are available on the Web at www.moreheadstate.edu/scholarships or by calling toll free at 1-800-5856781.

Sue Davis Joins GCTC

Gateway Community and Technical College has appointed Sue Davis as the full-time electronic medical records trainer for the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Epic collaboration through Workforce Solutions, according to Dr. G. Edward Hughes, Gateway president and chief executive officer. In this position Davis will become an Epic credentialed trainer in various Epic electronic medical record modules in order to deliver consistent and high-quality computer-based classroom training. Davis will work with principal trainers, subject matter experts, business and IT partners across the organization to prepare for and deliver role-based classroom training to medical and support staff. Davis most recently served as the Director of Community Relations for NorthKey Community Care. She previously worked as the senior training and development consultant at the Jewish Vocational Service. She also brings over 20 years of experience in training, development and management.

Davis was awarded the 1998 Bernard S. Rosenthal Leadership Award by Jewish Vocational Service and the 2000 Bernard S. Rosenthal Rehabilitation Manager of the Year awarded by South West Ohio Rehabilitation Association. She holds a master’s degree in human resource development from Xavier University and a bachelor’s degree in social work from Eastern Kentucky University. She resides in Alexandria.

Fall preview day

Transylvania University invites high school juniors and seniors and their families to campus for Fall Preview Day, Saturday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Clive M. Beck Athletic Center. Fall Preview Day includes a welcome with President Charles L. Shearer, faculty presentations, an academic information fair, campus and residence hall tours, a student panel discussion and a complimentary lunch. Students and their parents will have the opportunity to talk with faculty members and current students about all aspects of life at Transylvania. Dracula sightings are not guaranteed. For more information or to register for Fall Preview Day, call Transylvania’s admissions office at 1-800-872-6798 or 859-233-8242, or visit www.transy.edu/admissions. Transylvania, which takes its name from the Latin “across the woods,” was founded in 1780, well before Bram Stoker made the Romanian country of the same name the home of his Count Dracula. Transylvania University is the nation’s sixteenth oldest institution of higher learning and is consistently ranked in national publications as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

Campbell County students start at UK

Young people from Campbell County began classes as freshmen at the University of Kentucky Aug. 26. “I’m impressed by the way UK continues to improve the quality and diversity of our student body, particularly with the addition of students like those from Campbell counties,” said UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. “Our admissions staff continues to identify and attract the best and brightest students from across Kentucky and beyond with events like the recent ‘UK Preview Nights’ held in Covington.” According to preliminary figures, UK’s 2009-2010 freshman class is 4,145, an increase from last year’s figure of 4,110. The preliminary undergraduate enrollment increased to 19,220 from 18,988 a year ago, and overall enrollment is now 27,102, up from 26,913 in 2008-09. The quality of incoming freshman classes continued to improve, with the average ACT score increasing to 24.7, compared to 24.4 last year, including a record 375 incoming students with an ACT composite score 31-36, up from 292 a year ago. The ACT composite score median range also increased to 22 to 28, up from a range of 22 to 27 a year ago. The number of Governor’s Scholars and Governor’s School for the Arts Scholars set another all-time high in 2009-10 with 404, an increase from last year’s total of 389. There are 31 National Merit Scholars in the incoming freshman class, 27 Singletary Scholars, and one National Achievement Scholar. The average GPA of incoming freshmen remained consistent at 3.52, the same as in 2008-09. Campbell County students contributed to these records. Campbell County had nine

Governor’s Scholars: Andrew Long, Chelsea Fischer, Courtney Schultz, Devin Klaserner, Emily Fischer, Mary Brewer, Ryan Lauer, Sarah Landwehr and Tyler Smith. The Governor’s School for the Arts Scholar from Campbell County was Andrew Krebs. Despite economic pressures, UK experienced a record number of applicants, as 12,195 prospective students applied for admission, a 10 percent increase from the then-record 11,120 who applied for the 2008-09 freshman class. This is the first time in UK’s history that the number of applicants eclipsed the 12,000 plateau. The UK freshmen from Campbell County for the 2009-10 academic year are Andrea Barth, Tony Bishop, Clara Breetz, Mary Brewer, Curtis Brock, John Capal, Matthew Carrigan, Joel Daley, Brittany Ellis, Chelsea Fischer, Emily Fischer, Renee Foellger, Anna Goetz, Michael Gorman, Abigail Gosney; Justin Haire, Tyler Hallman, Lawrence Hambrick, Gretchen Hinkel, Alexander Horner, Natalie Horner, Chandler Howard, Tyler Huff, Alexander Johnson, Kayla Johnson; Laura Mains, Jesse Murphy, Kellie Murphy, Brett Neal, Daniel Newman, Andrew Noe, Cody Owens, Laura Petracco; Nathan Randall, Jameson Reed, Jade Riffe, Maria Ritter, Grant Rose, Kody Rosenhagen, Hannah Ryan; Justin Sand, Chad Schadler, Stephanie Schlosser, Bethany Schuler, Courtney Schultz, Kathryn Scott, Rachel Sebastian, Abigail Secter, Lindsey Sharp, Devon Shock, Claire Smith, Tyler Smith, Ashley Stamper, Avery Stevins, Rebecca Stortz, Maria Sweeney; Jennifer Tallarigo, Rowdy Tanner, Samantha Thomas, Leslie Twehues, Amanda Wharfield, Laurene Wiseman, Morgan Wooton and Kelsey Zint.

DeBerry named communication instructor Gateway Community and Technical College has appointed John DeBerry to the position of communication instructor, according to Dr. G. Edward Hughes, Gateway president and chief executive officer. DeBerry will teach fulltime in speech communication and interpersonal communication courses. He will

‘Young Eagles’ take flight Ashley Messenger of Alexandria, is one of more than 40,00 pilots around the world to offer up her time and aircraft to the EAA “Young Eagles” Program, which now gives more than 200 young people an introduction to aviation through a free demonstration airplane ride. All pilots in the Young Eagles program explain the safe operation of airplanes and principles of flights before the short trips. Participating young people become official Young Eagles with the flight, receiving a certificate signed by the pilot and Young Eagle chairman Harrison Ford. The names of the pilots and the participants are also included in the “World’s Largest Logbook” which is on permanent display in the EAA AirVenture Museum. For more information www.youngeagles.org.

also be assisting Dr. Michelle Deeley-Wilhite on coaching the Gateway speech team. DeBerry previously served as an adjunct instructor of speech for Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyo.,

as well as an adjunct instructor for three online business communication courses for Southeastern Louisiana University. He presented programs at the 2006 National Communication Association Conference and the 2006 Southern

States Communication Association Conference. He holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Valdosta State University and a master’s degree in human communication from University of Wyoming.

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St. Philip seventh- and eighth-graders visited the replicas of the Nina and Pinta, made famous from the voyages of Christopher Columbus, that are docked in Newport, as part of a traveling museum Sept. 25.

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Health department to administer flu shots Even with the emergence of swine flu (H1N1) this year, seasonal influenza is still a concern. Seasonal influenza is a serious disease that results in 36,000 deaths and more than 200,000 hospitalizations every year on average. Fortunately, there is a way to protect against the seasonal flu – getting an annual seasonal flu vaccine. The Northern Kentucky Health Department is encouraging any Northern Kentucky resident wanting to reduce his or her risk of getting seasonal influenza to be vaccinated this fall or early winter. The Health Department will offer the seasonal flu vaccine at four off-site clinics. This vaccine does not protect against swine flu. The clinics are open to the public

Spring. “While the swine flu virus has been the focus of attention since the spring, it is important that we do not forget the risks posed by seasonal influenza viruses,” said Steven R. Katkowsky, M.D., District Director of Health. “We expect that seasonal flu viruses will circulate this season along with swine flu. Thus, it is important to get a seasonal flu shot as soon as you are able to. We expect the swine flu vaccine to be available later in the year.” To encourage increased vaccination for children, the Health Department is offering pediatric and preservative-free doses of the seasonal flu vaccine. Flu vaccination is also strongly recommended for those who are at

high-risk of developing complications from the flu, including: • People over age 65, especially those who have an underlying medical condition, such as heart disease or diabetes, or who have weakened immune systems • Residents of long-term care facilities. • People with an underlying medical condition. • Pregnant women. • Health-care workers who have direct patient contact. • Family members of and outof-home caregivers for children less than 6 months old. During the 2008-2009 flu season (Oct. 2008-Sept. 2009), 842 cases of flu were reported from the Northern Kentucky counties of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Ken-

ton. This year's seasonal flu vaccine is effective against viruses most likely to cause the seasonal flu, but not swine flu. The classic symptoms of influenza include sudden onset of chills, fever, headache, muscle aches, sore throat, dry cough and extreme fatigue. Children who develop flu symptoms should not be treated with aspirin or aspirincontaining medications, as it can lead to Reye's Syndrome. For more information on the seasonal and swine flu, call the Health Department's flu information line at 859-392-0678 or visit www.nkyhealth.org.

Cub Scout service

Cub Scout Pack 77 out of St. Mary Parish completed a service project at the Alexandria Community Park Sept. 18. The city ordered 600 yards of mulch and the Cub Scouts spread 500 yards of it under the playground equipment. The remainder will be used to fill in spots once the mulch settles. PROVIDED.

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and no appointment is necessary. Cost for the vaccine is $25. Medicare and Medicaid will be accepted. Residents of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties will not be turned away due to inability to pay. All clinics will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. Dates and locations are as follows: • Monday, Oct. 12, at First Baptist Church of Walton, 47 S. Main St., Walton. • Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Erlanger branch of the Kenton County Public Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger. • Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Grant County Public Library, 201 Barnes Road, Williamstown. • Thursday, Oct. 15, at the First Baptist Church of Cold Spring, 4410 Alexandria Pike, Cold


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Christopher F. Kluesner, 42, 207 E. First St., operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol- second offense at Anderson and Latonia, Sept. 20. Daniel M. Sears, 49, 3807 Townsley Drive, warrant at 8011 Licking Pike, Sept. 21. Michael J. White, 21, 9326 Geneva Way, alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and second offense at 7910 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 21. Dustin Joseph Rhoades, 19, 7 Leartoma Drive, first degree burglary - two counts, second degree burglary, possession of marijuana at Ky. 9 and Ky. 1998, Sept. 24. John Wesley Casey, 26, 1939 Oakbrook Drive, first degree burglary two counts, second degree burglary, possession of firearm by a convicted felon at Ky. 9 and Ky. 1998, Sept. 24. Robert C. Jones, 35, 110 Gibson Drive, receiving stolen property, warrant at 4736 Mary Ingles Hwy., Sept. 26. Noah J. Heim, 27, 11537 Golf Road, fourth degree assault at 8774 Constable Road, Sept. 27. Jomes R. Love, 27, 1329 Clay St., Apartment 1, warrant at 1163 Davjo Drive, Sept. 28. Dennis E. Maddy, 60, 988 Clay Ridge Road, alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and second offense, warrant at Kenton Station Road and Clay Ridge Road, Sept. 28. Timothy R. Bonfield, 22, 1084 E. Hickory Court, DUI - first offense aggravated circumstances, speeding at U.S. 27 and Summer Lake, Sept. 29.

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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. Sept. 18. Report of rental property trashed by tenant at 1921 California Crossroads, Sept. 25.

Domestic

Reported at Riva Ridge Road, Sept. 28.

First degree burglary

Report of evidence of front door attempt to kick in found, house ransacked, television destroyed and multiple items taken at 174 Clay Ridge Road, Sept. 21. Report of garage door found open and multiple items taken at 9873 John Miller Road, Sept. 24. Report of guns and tools taken from residence at 690 Maddox Road, Sept. 26.

Second degree attempted burglary

Report of screen found cut and window opened to house, and door left open after alarm sounded but nothing taken at 6711 Reitman Road, Sept. 21.

Second degree burglary

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ry and multiple other items taken at 8086 Stonehouse Road, Sept. 21. Report of doors forced and left open and jewelry and multiple other items taken at 14568 Aulick Road, Sept. 21. Report of front door forced open and house ransacked and multiple items taken at 9975 Flagg Springs Pike, Sept. 21. Report of two laptop computers taken from residence at 934 Summit, Sept. 22. Report of person came into residence and grabbed woman by the throat and covered her mouth and demanded money or he'd kill the kids and demanded victim put cash and bank card in a bag at 617 Alysheba, Sept. 28.

Theft of controlled substance

Report of theft of pills taken at 7225 Tollgate Road, Sept. 26.

Vella Racke

Vella Dean Racke, 86, Alexandria, died Sept. 29, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky Care Center in Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and a volunteer in the Occupational Therapy Department in the Veterans Nursing Home in Fort Thomas, was the activities coordinator at the Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport, and also volunteered at the Campbell County Senior Citizens Center in Highland Heights. Her husband, John D. Racke, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, JoAnn Smith of Alexandria and Betty Shelton of Highland Heights; son, Pennock Valentine of Florida; sisters, Irene Trumbull of Anderson Township, and Mabel Stephens of

Bellevue; brother, Burlis Dean of Alexandria; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two greatgreat-grandchildren Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria.

Walter Ruch

Walter Eugene Ruch, 79, Alexandria, died Sept. 26, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include his daughters, Laura Ferrailol of Seattle, Wash., and Lynnda Volmer of Alexandria; son, Stephen Ruch of Kansas City, Mo., and five grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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Theft of mail matter

Report of mail package taken from mailbox at 889 Clay Ridge Road, Sept. 17.

Third degree burglary

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Report of items including chain saws taken from barn at 14180 Plum Creek Road, Sept. 21. Report of tools taken from garage at 6886 Four Mile Road, Sept. 22.

Third degree burglary - theft by unlawful taking Report of vehicle and ATV taken at 6922 Four Mile Road, Sept. 22.

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Reported at Crowell Avenue, Sept. 24.

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MARRIAGE LICENSES Brittany Morgan, 20, of Edgewood and Bryon Bauer, 23, of Fort Thomas, issued Sept. 9. Lucinda Westcott, 50, of Fort Thomas and Mikio Thomas, 48, of Cold Spring, issued Sept. 18. Rebekah Walton, 27, and Nicholas Lovell, 27, both of Fort Thomas, issued Sept. 18. Shira Murphy, 27, and Matthew Birdwhistell, 27, both of Taylor Mill, issued Sept. 19. Susan Schilling, 24, of Cincinnati and Anthony Pangallo, 25, of Fort Thomas, issue Sept. 19. Bridget Nohalty, 27, and James Talley, 30, both of Bellevue, issued Sept. 19. Tina Smallwood, 20, of Fort Thomas and Justin Thompson, 21, of Edgewood, issued Sept. 19. Crystal Allen, 21, and Andrew Weinel, 22, both of Fort Thomas, issued Sept. 24. Crystal Campbell, 36, of Crescent

Springs and Sean Clement, 28, of Canada, issued Sept. 24. Nicole Dodd, 23, and Andrew Loerich, 22, both of Fort Thomas, issued Sept. 24. Deborah Beerman, 51, of Kenton County and John Andreyko, 42, of Mahoney County, issued Sept. 25. Eveland Woods, 27, of Middletown and Philip Steward, 31, of Covington, issued Sept. 25. Regina Sapona, 56, of Cold Spring and Stanley Turpen, 53, of Melbourne, issued Sept. 26. Brandi Denney, 25, of Covington and Robert Darling, 24, of Latonia, issued Sept. 26. Amber Varin, 22, of Batavia and Allen Sears, 22, of Southgate, issued Sept. 26. Courtney, Lawson, 29, of West Virginia and Dennis Kramer, 26, of Fort Thomas, issued Sept. 11. Sara Price, 36, of Bellevue and Edward Habel, 44, of Fort Thomas,

issued Sept. 11. Amanda Eads, 29, of Hamilton and Thomas Drennen III, 29, of Dayton, issued Sept. 12. Jessica Beckenrich, 23, and Robert Allender, 23, both of Fort Thomas, issued Sept. 12.

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NEWS FROM NKU NIH grant

Northern Kentucky University has received notice that the National Institutes of Health will extend its funding as part of the Kentucky IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (KYINBRE), a University of Louisville-led collaboration between six state universities. NKU will receive over $500,000 during 2009-10 from this award and will potentially receive over $2.5 million dollars over the next five years. This award, along with a previous grant from KY-INBRE to NKU in 2004, represents the largest research award in the history of NKU. The KY-INBRE program at NKU funds biomedical research among faculty and students in the areas of genetics and neuroscience. Funds are used to enhance the competitiveness of NKU faculty for research funding, to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to engage in cutting-edge research and to enhance awareness of biomedical research. The new grant will support post-doctoral fellows, research technicians, student research assistants, research supplies, and travel to research conferences for six NKU faculty members in the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Psychological Science. In addition, three faculty members in the departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry have been named KY-INBRE faculty fellows and will received pilot support for their innovative research.

The Lebanon, Mason & Monroe Railroad presents

Enjoy a train ride through Warren County in Southwestern, Ohio to Schappacher Farm in Mason, Ohio. Everyone gets to pet the animals, select a pumpkin and find your way through a corn maze on a real working farm!

General Admission Tickets $13 each (Regularly $18/adult and $15/child)

4pm Ride Only!

*Arrive 15 minutes prior to ride time

HURRY! Quantities are limited! Call 513.768.8135. Credit Card payments only. Tickets are non-refundable. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit The Enquirer’s Newspapers In Education (NIE) program. For more information about NIE please visit

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BED AND BREAKFAST THE DOOLIN HOUSE INN. Premier Inn. Gourmet breakfast. Minutes from Lake Cumberland. Join us for a romantic weekend/women’s retreat. 606-678-9494 doolinhouse.com

FLORIDA

ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FL Book Now for Winter to be in this bit of Paradise! Great fall rates, $499/week. 513-236-5091 ww.beachesndreams.net

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

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

Christmas at Disney World! ORLANDO Luxurious 2 BR, 2 BA condo, sleeps 6, pool, hot tub & lazy river on site. Near downtown Disney & golf. Avail. week of Dec. 20. Local owner. 513-722-9782, leave message

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Kentucky Engagement Conference

Northern Kentucky University will host the fourth annual Kentucky Engagement Conference, titled “Engaged to be Educated,” Friday, Nov. 20 at the NKU METS Center in Erlanger. The conference will focus on students and will give participants tools and ideas they can take back to their campus and classrooms to encourage civic learning and community engagement. The program includes national speakers; round table discussions; expert panels; demonstrations and presentations by university faculty, administrators, students and community members focusing on the conference’s “how-to” theme. The conference is offered primarily for college and university educators, but is also appropriate for community members, nonprofits, P-12 educators and related areas wishing to partner with higher education. The final session of the conference includes an interview with former Kentucky Governor Paul Patton, who is chair of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, and Robert King, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. The interview will be moderated by Bill Goodman, host of KET’s One to One. For more information about the conference, call 859-572-5600 or e-mail connect@nku.edu.

Mobile and Web academy

The Northern Kentucky University College of Informatics has launched a Mobile and Web Academy as a progressive research and development program for emerging technologies in the mobile and web 2.0 arenas. The Academy focuses on producing new tools and resources for the growing mobile market while educating students, professionals and the community on these new and exciting technologies. Providing this service to a growing set of entrepreneurs across the nation is a significant opportunity for faculty, staff and students in the NKU College of Informatics. At the center of this new initiative lies an aggressive mobile development program, which has produced more than 10 iPhone applications in less than a year, with many more applications currently in various stages of development. The Academy has developed mobile technologies for a variety of organizations such as banking institutions, athletic groups, higher education and the private sector. The Academy works closely with the Office of Information Technology to support mobile applications used by NKU students, including the iNKU app released earlier this year. More information the Mobile and Web Academy can be accessed via the Web at http://imi.nku.edu.

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

DESTIN. Edgewater Beach Condos on the Gulf. 1-3 BR, beachfront, pvt balconies, FREE wi-fi, beach set-up & fitness center. New massage/facial salon, 2 pools (1 heated), area golf & deep sea fishing. $20 gift cert to poolside grill (weekly renters, in season). Pay for 3, 4 or 5 nights & receive one additional night free! 800-8224929, www.edgewaterbeach.com EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Disney. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513 www.oceanprops.com

FT. MYERS BEACH. Two luxury 2 Br, 2 Ba condos (1 corner unit) di rectly on the beach & by golf course. Balcony, pool, hot tub & more! South Island. 2 wk. min. Available Sept.Jan. & early March. 513-489-4730

SANIBEL ISLAND • Fabulous! Tortuga Beach Club Resort, Nov. 27Dec. 4, 2009. Access to beaches, lush landscape & sunsets. Luxury 2 BR villa (sleeps 6), 2 BA, all amenities, heated pool, screened porch, golf, biking. DEEP DISCOUNT $1200/wk. Call Art at 513-522-4595

SANIBEL ISLAND Quality, beachfront condos. Excellent service! Great rates! www.SanibelIslandVacations.com 1-888-451-7277

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

Bed & Breakfast Feature of the Week

The Doolin House Bed & Breakfast

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

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

For more information, Visit the website at: www.doolinhouse.com or call 606-678-9494

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

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

INDIANA

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

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

OHIO

Old Man’s Cave/Hocking Hills FREE Parks-Autumn colors-Flea mkts. www.inntownermotel.com Inn Towner Motel - Logan, Ohio 1-800-254-3371 Room rates $45/up

SOUTH CAROLINA

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo. Our complex is just 20 feet to one of the World’s Best Rated Beaches! Bright and airy, nicely appointed. All amenities. Cinci owner, 513-232-4854

BROWN COUNTY Be renewed by fall’s magnificent colors! Delight your family with a visit to Indiana’s autumn haven and family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118 choicehotels.com

TENNESSEE

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

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. smokymtncrossrdrentals.com A Beautiful Luxury Log Cabin Resort minutes from Dollywood & Pigeon Forge! Great amenities, pet friendly cabins. Excellent rates! Call now or visit us online www.hiddenspringsresort.com 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366) CHALET VILLAGE www.chaletvillage.com Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661 www.alpinechaletrentals.com

www.AUNTIEBELHAMS.com Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618


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