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Log cabin condemned as unsafe

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Alexandria officials have condemned a vacant log cabin built before 1883 and recommended it be demolished. “This is a safety issue,” said Mayor Dan McGinley. The building is standing open, and the city doesn’t want children or a vagrant going inside where they could have a serious problem, McGinley said. Located at 8280 East Main St., the cabin is owned by Mid-Town Center, Inc., which has appealed the city’s decision citing an unlawful search and disputing allegations made by the city’s inspectors. Included in the letter is an objection to the city’s ruling that there is a failure of a load-bearing foundation, and a statement that “sagging

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While the exact age of any log cabin can be difficult to determine, the log cabin is listed in an 1883 atlas map, said Ken Reis, president of the Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society, and operator of a log cabin museum in Grant’s Lick. There are probably two or three other log cabins within the city limits of Alexandria and probably 200 log cabins in Campbell County, Reis said. But most of the log cabins have been made part of houses over the years and covered up with siding or other materials, he said. The original wood beam construction, often about eight inches thick, is usually not exposed. “A lot of people have a building that has a log cabin in it and don’t even know unless someone points out that the wall is too thick,” Reis said. Most people stopped living in log cabins, or covered them up after the Civil War because it was unfashionable, he said.

floors do not indicate a failure of the floor joist system.” Mid-Town Center is owned by Dan J. Seibert of Cold Spring and Paul Seibert of Fort Mitchell. Attorney Richard A. Woeste, filed the appeal Oct. 19 after a building inspector code enforcement officer condemned the log cabin Sept. 28. “I know we’re in discussion with the city to try to resolve the matter,” Woeste said. Woeste said it would be improper to comment further while the case is ongoing. An appeal hearing has been set at the city building, 8236 W. Main St., at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3. The hearing was set by the city’s Property Maintenance Board of Appeals, which met for the first time Thursday, Oct. 29 since its authority was legally established by the city in 2002 when council adopted the International Property

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Maintenance Code. Board members, appointed by the mayor, were sworn-in during the Oct. 29 special meeting. The members include Bob Simon, a general contractor, who will serve as the chairman and Bernie Macke, a construction manager for Maple Street Homes, who said he has a background in construction for 35 years. “I’ve often wondered what’s been going on with that thing anyhow,” said Simon before the board decided the date for the Nov. 3 hearing. The hearing is required to be 20 days after receipt of the property owners’ Oct. 19 appeal letter. The third board member, Richard W. Carr, a civil engineer certified in Kentucky, recused himself from hearing the log cabin case because of a pre-existing relationship with Dan Seibert, one of the

property’s owners. The mayor will appoint an alternate to the board to hear the appeal. The owners of the property are under an order not to alter it unless approved by a structural engineer, said city attorney Mike Duncan. The board can decide to uphold the city’s decision, modify it and order that repairs be made, or overturn the decision, Duncan said. The property owners will also have the right to legally appeal the decision in Circuit Court, he said. Duncan said at the Oct. 29 meeting that it would be in the best interest for the appeals board to make a decision as soon as possible after the hearing. “This ruling adversely affects their property rights,” Duncan said. For the most updated news on this story visit NKY.com.

City of Alexandria handles animal control in-house

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A view of the condemned log cabin at 8280 East Main St. Friday, Oct. 30.

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Aleigha Balser, left, 4, of Alexandria, watches a puppet show based on the book “Five True Horse Stories” that Braydon Keith, right, 6, of Alexandria has his nose in at the annual Hay Read Unite to Read literacy event at Campbell County High School Thursday, Oct. 29. For more see A6.

When it comes to animal complaints in Alexandria, police and other city workers are the people handling the issue. Working with other city employees like maintenance workers, Alexandria police take care of complaints about aggressive animals, animals off-leash and loose, and excessive barking. Council has previously entertained the idea of contracting with an animal control officer, but the police department typically responds to fewer than four complaints a week, said Police Chief Mike Ward. “We don’t have as great a problem as some other places do,” Ward said. Alexandria isn’t unique, the unincorporated area of Campbell County, Highland Heights and Wilder do not have animal control officers, said Terri Baker, the animal control officer for eight Campbell County cities. In Newport, code enforcement officers handle animal complaints, she said. Baker serves as animal control for Bellevue, Dayton, Cold Spring, Woodlawn, Melbourne, Silver Grove, Southgate and Fort Thomas. Dealing with the animals is just a small hassle for police, Ward said. “If somebody has them corralled they can take them down to the pound,” he said. “Normally what we do is we try to find out who the dog’s owner is and cite them for allowing the dog to run at large.”

Often, people will take the animals to the county shelter themselves, and the city will provide a crate to do so, Ward said. There hasn’t been any issue of liability of someone being bitten, he said. It’s very rare to have an out-of-control, aggressive animal, Ward said. “If the animal is aggressive in any way shape or form we’ll put the animal down,” Ward said. What’s more common is police killing a wild animal that’s sick or injured, he said. If someone can’t transport the animal, it can be brought to the city’s maintenance garage where there is a cage to keep them overnight. Public works employees will transport animals, but not police, he said. “You can’t put a mangy sick animal in the back of a car where you’re going to put a person,” Ward said. The city issued 23 citations, typically for an animal running at large or a barking dog, in all of 2008, Ward said. And so far in 2009 there have been 16 citations issued. Police use the department’s neighborhood focus program to solve an issue with an animal before it becomes a problem by working it out between neighbors, he said. Typically, for the first time, there is a warning to the animal’s owner, and then it’s a $50 minimum fine. “Sometimes it does come to a fine, especially if we’re getting a continuous call from same house, or if animal is aggressive, that usually triggers an immediate citation,” Ward said.


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Republican primary for judge-executive

By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

In a campaign pitting two Republicans against each other, Kevin Sell of Alexandria is challenging to unseat incumbent Judgeexecutive Steve Pendery of Fort Thomas in 2010. Before meeting any potential Democrat challengers, Sell and Pendery will meet in a May 2010 primary. Sell, 45, a vice president of United Group Services, resigned in October as the

Pendery Sell chairman of the Fourth Congressional District Republican Party to start his campaign for the top position in county leadership. Pendery, who owns a family-owned insurance business, is seeking a fourth four-year term as judge-

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executive. Sell said knowing he is up against an entrenched opponent, he wants to take the county in a new direction. “Clearly what I want to do is spend less, tax less, and develop an industrial base that’s been left alone for far too long,” he said. The county needs to push more aggressively for pension reform, be more proactive in attracting businesses by not taking allowable 4-percent property tax increases, and consolidate services possibly starting with the sheriff and county police department. “I think consolidation is a big issue,” he said. “I would like to do a feasibility of sheriff and county and police.” Campbell County is one

of only four counties still with a county police force, Sell said. Sell said being a vice president gives him the ability to manage a county budget. “Our company is a $44 million a year company, so I understand budgets,” he said. He also wants to keep some regular office hours in the Alexandria courthouse. Pendery said his record of consensus building as part of a bipartisan, regional team, has helped deliver for Campbell County. “We have consolidated services, like dispatch operations, in the interest of efficiency,” Pendery said. “We have managed our way out of problems like an overcrowded jail by using best practices and ideas drawn

from around the country.” There have been hundreds of millions of dollars invested in infrastructure like roads, water and sewer projects including a new sewage treatment plant in Alexandria, education and other public buildings, Pendery said. “I am a member of a larger team that has produced for Campbell County like never before,” he said. Economic development and efficiency moves like consolidation of services will continue to be priorities. But, Pendery declined to discuss what services could be considered in the future so as not to create a constituency against consolidation. Pendery said every year in Frankfort and in Northern Kentucky, pension reform

and state jail spending have topped the list of issues discussed with legislatures. At the moment county services, including calls for police service, are up and the biggest challenge the county is dealing with is belt-tightening to live within its means, he said. When it comes to development, the future looks bright, with the development projects of Ovation in Newport and Manhattan Harbor in Dayton adding up to $2 billion in real estate value if built according to plan in a county that has a total real estate value now of $5 billion, he said. “There’s always going to be competition for a job like this, I accept that, and I’m prepared to defend my record, I’m proud of it,” Pendery said.

BRIEFLY Clarification

The estimated end of year balance for Campbell County Schools for the fiscal year ending July 31, 2009 was a higher amount than was reported in a Nov. 29 article in The Campbell County Recorder about threats from a state lawmaker to take extra end of year funds from school districts. The end of year fund balance for Campbell County School District was approximately $4.589 million, said Mark Vogt, director of finance for the district. End of year fund balances are carried over from fiscal year to fiscal year. School districts are required by state law to maintain at least 2 percent contingency fund for emergencies, which would be about $800,000 for the Campbell County School District.

Fall cleanup days

Three locations will be open for the Campbell County Fall Clean Up from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day Nov. 6-8. Bring unwanted bulk items to either the Campbell County Police Department on Constable Drive in Alexandria, Pendery Park off Ky. 8 in Melbourne, or the county’s transportation department off Race Track Road near A.J. Jolly Park. No liquids, including paint or oil, will be accepted at any

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location. The transportation department will be the only location accepting tires, car batteries, scrap metal and propane tanks. Also, because of bed bugs, junk mattresses should be wrapped in plastic, and whether unwrapped mattresses will be accepted will be at the personal discretion of work crews the days of the clean-up. There is a limit of a maximum of four to six tires per person. If you have more tires, call 547-1802 prior to clean-up.

Council member

Mariann G. Dunn of Wilder has been re-appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to serve as a member of the state’s Consumers’ Advisory Council through Sept. 8, 2012. Dunn is the director of resident services at Madonnna Manor.

Grant for road safety

The Campbell County Police Department has received a $25,000 grant from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to pay for overtime patrols along the AA Highway and U.S. 27. The goal of the overtime is to increase the time officers will patrol to cite for traffic violations, and increase the safety of people traveling on the roads and decrease accidents.

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Family hooks reunion to home place By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

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ing anything you want, and dad was just looking at you,” she said. Although the property is vastly different, and the lake at the top of the hill beyond Duck Creek isn’t used much anymore, it was still the perfect place to have the reunion, Terry said. The family has had reunions at other locations during the years, but it wasn’t like going home. So, the family decided to rent out the country club for a day. Many of the family members made special family recipes passed down over the generations including grandma’s oatmeal raisin cookies, Terry said. The reunion was also planned around the 80th birthday of Helen Jones, of

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Keene Moreland “The thing about our riverfront, that’s our liquid gold out there,” Moreland said. The Riverfront Commons project needs the support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Moreland said. The first step, a reconnaissance study of the area, has been performed by the Corps, and the next step, a feasibility study, is expected to be complete within 12 to 18 months, he said. But, a grant obtained by Keene and Senate President Pro-Tem Katie Stine, RSouthgate, last year will help Southbank move forward with designing a segment of the trail in Newport where the trail is not under the Corps control, Moreland said. Keene will be at Southbank working every day with developers and others when he’s not in Frankfort, Moreland said. Moreland said other entities have their own elected legislators as advocates in the legislature. Eastern Kentucky University has had great success in getting things done in-part because they have one of their vice-presidents in the legislature, Moreland said. “I think Dennis is valueadded, I don’t see it as a conflict, I see it as something that’s going to be really to our advantage,” Moreland said. Keene said being a legislator isn’t a full-time job, and that he said up front that his goal was to be an asset, not a distraction to Southbank. Knowing more about development in his district, and the riverfront of Covington will only help give him more bullets in his gun as a legislator, Keene said. “It is a part-time job, and we have to have other opportunities to earn a living,” he said.


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Senior center starts weekly health kick By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

Just because it’s Monday will be a good enough reason for some seniors to kick a bad habit or start a healthy routine starting in January with a little encouragement at Campbell County’s senior center. The Campbell County Senior and Wellness Center in Highland Heights is planning a new weekly “Healthy Mondays” program scheduled to start in January with the assistance of a class of Northern Kentucky University students. The program will be voluntary. Some ideas already being considered include quitting smoking on Monday, walking a mile on Monday, and cutting sweets on Monday. “Most of us at one point in time have tried to quit something and failed,” said Marsha Dufeck, center director. If a person only does something for one day, they’ve at least taken the

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Wanda Snapp, left, of Fort Thomas, and Mary Beckerich, of Highland Heights, each walk a mile on treadmills during a visit to the Campbell County Senior and Wellness Center in Highland Heights Monday, Nov. 2. first step, and if it doesn’t stick, there’s another chance to start over, she said. “This way, you’ve got 52 Mondays to start fresh,”

Dufeck said. Students from a Physical and Health Education organization and administration class are working on

ideas for how the program will be implemented, said Sarah Ritchie, the wellness center coordinator. The students in the class

are majoring in fields including fitness and wellness and sports business, Ritchie said. The center’s staff will

evaluate the students ideas and see what works at the center, she said. Some of the program will be about goal-setting, and providing opportunities for getting involved including nutrition education, exercise and socialization, Ritchie said. There will also be tips and ideas given each week, and a healthy cookbook for people to try recipes out at home, she said. Mary Beckerich of Highland Heights said she has walked a mile twice a week on the center’s treadmills for about two years as a way to try and stay healthy. Exercise is social too, because you get to meet other people you might not ordinarily meet, Beckerich said. “Don’t be sedentary, you have to get up and move,” she said. For information about the Healthy Mondays program or other health and exercise opportunities available at the center call Sarah Ritchie at 547-3665.

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Principal’s science rule: make it fun By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

Each week, Reiley Elementary School Principal Julie Hubbard dons a scientist lab coat, gets in front of a camera, and with student assistants teaches the entire school an experiment. Hubbard, a former science teacher, teaches the students a science experiment each Friday during a televised student morning news show. “I do things related to the core content,” Hubbard said. After students took last year’s state testing, many said they remembered some of the questions they were tested on were experiments Hubbard had showed them. Making science fun is important, Hubbard said. “It’s important for me to find out a way where they want to pay attention and learn,” she said. For the Oct. 30 experiment, Hubbard and her husband made a homemade machine that fills bub-

bles with vapor from dry ice so students could learn about gases. “So, you get the spooky Halloween effect,” Hubbard said. Nathan Mallery, 8, a first-grade student, said the bubble experiment was “cool” and makes learning science easier. Science test scores are on the rise at Reiley, from 103 in 2007 to 106 in 2008, and 114 in 2009, all on a scale of 120 points. But Hubbard said she’s not taking the credit for the scores. “Our scores in science are on the rise because we have great teachers teaching science,” Hubbard said. “I just get to do a fun experiment once per week. Great teaching and wonderful students is what truly makes our test scores go up.” Hubbard said a student came up with the idea for the science experiments after he saw her perform an experiment during a church vacation Bible school. Some of Hubbard’s in-school experiments have included turning on a light bulb using energy from student’s bodies.

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Reiley Elementary School Principal Julie Hubbard drops a dry ice vapor bubble into the glove protected hand of first-grade student Nathan Mallery, 8, of Alexandria as first grade students Emma Gugel, and Daniel Delehanty, wait for their turn to take a bubble during a weekly science experiment Friday, Oct. 30. “We do the human light bulb, you make a circuit out of the people and the light bulb,” she said.

The way the experiment works is to have the students hold hands and have a student hold a trans-

former and another hold a fluorescent long light bulb. “So, we teach open and closed circuit that way,” Hubbard said. Hubbard is in her second year as Reiley’s principal, she has previously served a year as staff developer, three years as a science teacher at the district’s middle school, and 17 years as an elementary teacher. Another experiment teaches students about air pressure by using a hard boiled egg, a bottle, and lighting a piece of newspaper on fire inside of a bottle. The egg is place over the bottle’s opening, and although that puts out the fire, it’s long enough to heat the air inside the bottle, and the difference in pressure sucks the egg inside the bottle, she said. “Students learn science best through hands-on instruction and that is how we teach here at Reiley,” Hubbard said. “Our students do lots of hands-on experiments especially at the fourth-grade level.”

SCHOOL NOTES High school drama

Bishop Brossart High School’s Drama Players will perform “Don’t Drink the Water” the weekend of Nov. 6-8. The performances will be 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7, and at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance by calling 635-2108.

Campbell Ridge PTO night

The Campbell Ridge Elementary Parent Teacher Organization will have their first general membership meeting of the year at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. There will be student math and science displays in the gym, and the PTO leadership team will meet at 7:30 p.m.

Conservation scholarships

The Campbell County Conservation District will award up to three $1,000 conservation and natural resources scholarships. Applications must by postmarked or returned to the district’s office at 8351 E. Main St., Suite 104, Alexandria, by Feb. 22, 2010. The scholarships are for students in the fields of natural resource conservation, forestry, soil science, ecology, wildlife science or agriculture. Applicants must be Campbell County residents or a graduate of a Campbell County high school and either planning to enter college in the fall or already attending a college. Other scholarships available include. • Three other $1,000 statewide scholarships offered by the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts Auxiliary for students seeking careers in agriculture or natural resources with an application deadline of March 1, 2010. The Conservation of Natural Resources Scholarship is for students already enrolled in college, the George Crafton Memorial Scholarship is for high school seniors entering college in the fall, and the third of the three scholarships is for non-traditional students. • And the Bluegrass Soil and Water Conservation Society offers two $1,000 scholarships to students from East and Central Kentucky enrolled in a college or university in the same region. For information about the scholarships, contact the conservation district at 635-9587, email campbellcd@fuse.net or at http://home.fuse.net/campbellcd.

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Logan McCulley, 7, of Cold Spring turns away as he grabs a slip of paper with an “Equine Quiz” question from a hat held by Abigail Sebastian, 16, of Alexandria at the Future Farmers of America booth at this year’s horse-themed annual “Hay Read” Unite to Read literacy event at Campbell County High School Thursday, Oct. 29.

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Meredith Scott, a senior, of Alexandria, narrates a puppet show at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America booth by reading aloud “The Story of Clever Hans” from a book about horses during the annual Hay Read Unite to Read literacy event at Campbell County High School Thursday, Oct. 29.

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Cody Young, a senior, of Cold Spring, and member of the technology student association at Campbell County High School, blindfolds Trevor Wilson, 7, of Alexandria, for a game of pin the tail on the donkey during the annual Hay Read Unite to Read literacy event at Campbell County High School Thursday, Oct. 29.

Brooklyn Nelson, 6, of California, allows a goat from Honey Hill Farm to eat from her hands during the annual Hay Read Unite to Read literacy event at Campbell County High School Thursday, Oct. 29.

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Professors win award

Northern Kentucky University professors Dr. Kimberly Code, associate professor in the College of Education and Human Services, and Dr. Gary Clayton, professor and chair of economics and finance in the Haile College of Business, have won the Institute for Financial Literacy’s 2009 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Award for Curriculum of the Year with their “Pathways to Home Ownership: a Web-Based Curriculum for High School and Adult Learners.” The EIFLE was created to acknowledge innovation and quality of financial literacy education efforts and the commitment of those that offer them. Drs. Code and Clayton will receive the award Oct. 21 at the Institute’s annual meeting in Philadelphia. The “Pathways to Home Ownership” project was made possible by a grant from the Kentucky Real Estate Commission. The project focuses on developing

Staff gets state honors

Members of the University Housing professional staff at Northern Kentucky University recently attended the Kentucky’s annual College and University Housing Officer’s Conference (KAHO) in Louisville and brought home a number of honors. Wayne Centers, hall director of Kentucky and Commonwealth halls, was elected president of the Kentucky Association of Housing Officers (KAHO). Centers has provided service to Kentucky’s state organization for the past three years in various capacities and as part of his presidential duties will lead the organization in hosting the 2010 KAHO conference on NKU’s campus. Lisa McElfresh, hall director of University Suites, was awarded the distinction of “Best New Professional” for the state of Kentucky. Peter Trentacoste, director of University Housing, was awarded the “Most Outstanding Program” honor for his presentation related to “Best Practices in Bedbug Management.” As a result of the pro-

NKU receives grant

Northern Kentucky University has received notice that the National Science Foundation (NSF) will provide grant funding for a novel program to stimulate computational thinking across many disciplines. The project, titled “Informatics at Multiple Scales,” will be funded at $296,000 over three years. Proposed by computer scientists in the NKU College of Informatics, one of its key goals is to give all undergraduate students a chance to explore how computation connects with science, humanities and the arts. The NSF program that funds the project is titled “Pathways to Revitalized Undergraduate Computing Education.” The purpose of this national program is to contribute to the development of a globally competitive workforce with competency in computational thinking. Over the next three years, the program will bring to campus so-called “informaticists in residence.” These are scientists, scholars and artists from other institutions whose work connects with computing. They will assist NKU faculty inside and outside the College of Informatics in

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Brossart grad feted

Thomas More College junior defender Andrea Carr, a Bishop Brossart High School graduate, was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV Women’s Soccer Third Team Oct. 30 by the College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Carr carries a 3.83 grade point average in education. She has started all 17 of the Saints’ games this season and has helped anchor a defense that has posted 11 shutouts as the Saints have outshot their opponents 336171, including 158-84 on goal. Carr and the rest of the Saints wrapped up the regular season Oct. 31 when they hosted Waynesburg University at noon on Senior Day at The Bank of Kentucky Field in Crestview Hills, Ky. ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District teams are voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) within their respective district. District IV consists of member schools in the states of Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama. In order to be eligible for nomination, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore and hold a 3.30 cumulative grade point average.

Basketball tryouts

Northern Kentucky Bulls Basketball is conducting tryouts for their fifth-grade boys’ AAU team. Tryouts are open to all fifth-grade boys capable of competing on AAU regional/National level. Tryouts will be offered until Nov. 15. Call 468-7273.

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 910:30 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.

Semi-pros needed

The Kentucky/Ohio Xtreme Semi-Pro football team is looking for players/ coaches/cheerleaders/staff for their 2010 summer season. Contact Mike Kirchgessner at 377-2988 or e-mail at mkirchy@aol.com. Visit www.kyohxtreme.com.

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Most of the five football teams in Campbell County still competing this week clinched playoff berths weeks ago. Whenever they got there, it’s time for all five to put those spots to use. Playoff action starts Nov. 6, beginning a trail they hope ends in the state finals Dec. 4-5 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Bellevue, the No. 2 seed in District 3, will host Gallatin County in a Class 1A opener. Gallatin, the No. 3 seed in District 4 (4-6) upset the Tigers last year in the playoffs after Bellevue won in the regular season. Bishop Brossart will travel to Frankfort (7-3). The Mustangs, the fourth seed enjoying their first-ever playoff berth, will play the District 4 champs. The winners of the Bellevue and Brossart games will play each other in Round 2. The better seed will host. In the third round, the remaining two teams from these two districts will play each other, with the better seed hosting. In a tie, the Northern Kentucky district gets the home game. The survivor of the third round travels west for the state semifinals against the District 1/2 regional champion. Mayfield (9-1) and Louisville Holy Cross (5-5) are the district champions there. Newport and Newport Central Catholic are in opposite halves of the regional draw as their District 6 bat-

tles District 5 in the first three rounds. NewCath, the District 6 champ, hosts Carroll County (6-4), the No. 4 seed from District 5. With a win, NewCath hosts either Lloyd or Christian AcademyLouisville. Newport, the fourth seed, travels to Louisville to play DeSales (7-3), the District 5 champ. The winner plays either Owen County or Holy Cross. Newport would travel for either opponent. In the third round, the better seed of the two survivors hosts the game. The Northern Kentucky team would travel in a tie. Newport and NewCath would host a state semifinal against the District 7/8 survivor. Corbin (8-2) and Prestonsburg (10-0) were the district champs. Highlands, the lone 5A state champion in the first two years of the six-class alignment, begins its title defense at home against Montgomery County (3-7). No matter who they face if they keep winning, Highlands has home field advantage through the state semifinals. “That is so huge for us,” Highlands head coach Dale Mueller said. “Instead of sitting three hours on a bus, we will be watching film. We love playing here.” With a win, the Bluebirds would host either Dixie Heights or Ashland Blazer in

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Jesse Orth of Bishop Brossart looks up field and tries to get something happening for his team. The Mustangs will play the first state playoff game in program history at Frankfort Friday, Nov. 6. BRANDON SEVERN/CONTRIBUTOR

Chris Bowman of Bishop Brossart tries to break free up the middle against Bethel-Tate High School. Round 2. The state semis would feature the Region 4 (Districts 7/8) champ. District champs there were Pulaski County (7-3) and Letcher County Central (8-2).

Clark County 30, Campbell County 14

The Camels finished their season with a 3-7 record against the 7-3 host team. Michael Kremer was 29of-48 for 226 yards and one touchdown to Nate Geiman. Kremer also rushed for a score.

Kremer finished the year with 2,587 yards and 20 TDs. Matt Smith was the leading receiver in Northern Kentucky in yards (744) and second in catches (50). Geiman led NKY in catches (54) and had 574 yards and five TDs.

Bethel-Tate 20, Bishop Brossart 0

Bishop Brossart finished the regular season 5-4, losing the finale to Ohio opponent Bethel-Tate.

NewCath 26, Beechwood 22

The Thoroughbreds (55) scored all 26 of their points in the second quarter and held off a fourth quarter rally by the Tigers (6-4) to earn the win in the regular season finale. Brady Hightchew rushed for 185 yards and three touchdowns to lead NewCath. Matt Rigdon rushed for 108 yards and passed for 122 yards to lead Beechwood. Both teams open the postseason on Nov. 6 with home games as the top seed in their respective districts.

NewCath falls in state volleyball semis

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After three straight nailbiting wins in the postseason, time ran out on the Newport Central Catholic volleyball team. The sand kept falling longer than many expected as the Thoroughbreds lost to Sacred Heart, 25-10, 258 in the state semifinals Oct. 31 at Northern Kentucky University. NCC finished 21-10 in its fourth straight appearance in the state tourney and second straight in the semifinals. The ’Breds had graduated six seniors including four college players from last year’s team, and often had four sophomores on the floor this season. Minus the heartbreak a close loss would have provided, the Thoroughbreds were mostly upbeat about their journey to the semis. “I thought we did absolutely great,” said one of the sophomores, setter Taylor Snyder. “We went out there thinking we were going to have fun and have a great time.” NCC head coach Vicki Fleissner said Sacred Heart was more experienced than they were “I have all the intentions of coming back here with the majority of this group. They’ve proved so much this season. Nobody picked us to do well in districts, no one picked us to win regionals or go to the state semifinals. I’m so thrilled for

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NewCath sophomore Liz Gruenschlaeger tries to block a shot Oct. 31. them,” she said. NCC had upset Campbell County in a tight 10th Region final (19-25, 25-20, 25-21), then in the state tournament pulled out close wins over Apollo (33-31, 25-22) and Oldham County (23-25, 25-23, 25-18). “We pulled through and really fought hard,” Snyder said. “We showed people that we will not give up and

we’ll keep fighting.” Snyder and sophomore hitter Liz Gruenschlaeger were named to the all-tournament team. Gruenschlaeger had 27 kills in the two wins. Sophomore Maggie O’Day had 19. Snyder had 67 assists in the two wins. NCC loses three seniors in Ashley Piller, Frannie Schultz and Trisha Taylor.

NewCath senior Ashley Piller hits the ball Oct. 31.

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NCC grad a semifinalist for award Thomas More College senior linebacker Brandon Kohrs, a Newport Central Catholic graduate, was one of 34 Division III semifinalists for the National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy. The William V. Campbell Trophy recognizes an individual as the absolute best in the country for his combined academic success, football performance and exemplary community leadership. Kohrs, is a three-year varsity letter winner at Thomas More and is a twotime ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV

Running at regionals

Bishop Brossart junior Zach Holtkamp runs in the St. Henry Invitational Oct. 24. Holtkamp and the Mustangs compete in the Class 1A, Region 4 championship meet at Scott High School Saturday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. Campbell County High School runs in the Class 3A, Region 5 meet at noon Saturday at Scott.

honoree, been named honorable mention All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) in 2007 and 2008 and been named to three PAC Honor Rolls. For his career he has 189 tackles, including 27.5 for a loss, eight sacks, five pass break-ups and two forced fumbles. Kohrs, a biology major, plans to attend medical school after graduating in

the Spring of 2010. As a semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy, established in honor of former Columbia University Head Coach Bill Campbell, Kohrs also automatically became a candidate for the NFF 2009 National Scholar-Athlete Awards. The NFF Awards Committee selected 16 finalists Oct. 29 and Kohrs wasn’t among them.

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Trash for Cash

I would like to take the time to thank the Northern Kentucky Solid Waste Department for hosting the Cash for Trash Program. The boys and young men in Troop 75 from Alexandria along with adult volunteers cleaned up five miles of roads in southern Campbell County. It was a beautiful crisp fall day and our group enjoyed themselves. The money earned from the work will go into each boy’s Scout account to be used for Scout related actives, such as camp outing, camping equipment, and summer camp. I would also like to thank David Plummer, Campbell Solid Waste coordinator, for his help and aid in working with my Troop for the Trash for Cash Program. Jim Roessler Scout Master Troop 75, Alexandria

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As a church we are always looking for different ways to raise money for our Teen Youth Group. The Trash for Cash fundraising idea worked out great because we were able to not only raise money but were able to give back by cleaning up the environment. We assembled a group of 45 volunteers that walked a 10 mile stretch through Wilder, Kentucky. Along the way we picked up roughly 25 bags of litter from the area. Many of our teens have a new outlook on litter and will think twice before just tossing trash out the window. Newport Church of God Souled Out Youth Group Keturah Street Newport

What is the scariest movie you’ve seen? The scariest movie villain? What made them so scary? “I can’t remember the last scariest movie I saw ... maybe ‘Poltergeist’ ... living in today’s society is scarier than I can handle.” Florence “I don’t watch scary movies. The evening news is frightening enough for me.” G.G. “I wouldn’t waste my money on today’s ‘scary,’ i.e. blood, violence, gore, sex, etc. but a long, long time ago I loved what I thought was scary was all the Frankenstein movies. What your imagination can dream up is a lot scarier.” Duke “Scariest? ‘The Exorcist’! The reverse spider walk down the steps scene makes me leave the room. At that point, what’s the use for a priest? Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ is pretty scary.” T.S. “I would have to say the scariest movie I ever saw was ‘Psycho’ directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It was a 1960 black and white “who done it” thriller. As opposed to today’s blood and guts (make you sick) movies this one really kept you on the edge of your seat. Plus seeing it in the theater added to the suspense. ‘The Exorcist’ was a close second. Most of today’s scary movies are more about special effects and less about acting and directing. Go figure!” T.D.T. “Stephen King’s stories always terrorize me: I am afraid of kids on Big Wheels, corn fields, fog, clowns, proms and Saint

Next question: Do you plan to attend a Veterans Day event in your community? What does the day mean to you? Send your response to kynews@communitypress.com with “chatroom” in the subject line. Bernards.”

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“The scariest movie would be ‘Poltergeist’ and the scariest villain would be Freddie Kruger. The suspense made the movie scary and Freddie’s killing methods made him a real baddie.” B.N. “I saw ‘The Birds’ and ‘Psycho’ when I was about 8. Seeing the birds pick at the women’s head is still gross; in ‘Psycho,’ the shower scene. The second would be ‘My Bloody Valentine.’ The laundromat dryer shot said it all to turn the stomach.” S.B.T. “By far – Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho.’ The suspense held me, I never knew what would happen next. There is a scene where the door flies open and Anthony Perkins comes running out with knife in hand. I was scarred for life. Let’s just say that to this day, when I am in my mom’s cellar, I keep looking around at all the doors down there expecting someone to pop out. (Now she knows why I always run up the stairs).” C.A.S. “Mothra/ Rodan? As a youth it terrified me and I think some others that saw it for the first time as I did in certain parts. “As I became older and saw it again it no longer frightened me at the point in time as the initial viewing.” Frightened Into A Frenzy

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St. Mary School fourth-grade students from left, Brooke Schneider, Jessica King and Maddy Siry with the “pinch pots” they made with their fingers for art class at the Alexandria school.

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Horses and Hope saves lives In a little over one year, it is remarkable just how many people the Horses and Hope program has touched across the Commonwealth. Every year between 2,800 and 3,200 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, making it the second leading cause of death for women in Kentucky. When presented with such a staggering statistic in 2008, I knew something must be done. My drive to help tackle this issue head on led to the development of Horses and Hope: an initiative to educate, improve awareness and offer screenings for the often overlooked members of Kentucky’s horse industry. Since its inception, we have hit the ground running in every corner of the state, mobilizing survivors, doctors and advocates to help us spread the word far and wide about the importance of being screened. Recently we hosted a successful race day at Keeneland, where a sea of pink dresses, scarves, ties and ribbons flooded the grandstands. Con-

versations between mothers, sisters and daughters about the importance of telling their friends and neighbors to get screened filled the racetrack. These are the conversations that save lives. The overwhelming amount of support from partners for the Horses and Hope program has been truly outstanding. Due to the hard work of partner groups as well as our committed volunteers and steering committee – The Pink Stable – we will be able to ensure that our next years of operation are even more inclusive as we work together to provide information about the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. The figures to date for Horses and Hope are extraordinary: • Four of Kentucky’s primary racetracks – Ellis Park, Turfway Park, Keeneland and Churchill Downs – have been the site of multiple Breast Cancer Race Day celebrations. • More than 760 track workers were educated about the importance of testing for breast cancer.

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• Six screening dates using mobile mammogram technologies at Kentucky’s racetracks led to the further testing and diagnosis of breast cancer in two individuals. • 1,790 Race Day survivors and guests were in attendance at Horses and Hope events, including 135 at the 2009 Kentucky Oaks “Pink Out” Day. • More than 125,246 Race Day fans have learned more about the importance of being tested as well as about the prevalence of breast cancer in the commonwealth. • To date, approximately $96,361 has been raised to help continue this important, life-saving program. For more information about how to become involved in the Horses and Hope program and for information about upcoming 2009 Breast Cancer Race Days, visit www.horsesandhope.org. Jane Beshear is first lady of Kentucky.

Serving jury duty in Campbell Co. I recently received a telephone inquiry on jury service and our office receives calls on this issue throughout the year. Some people ask why they never get called for jury duty while other people ask why they seem to always get called for jury duty. In this article I will explain how jurors are selected and what qualifications they must have. Jurors are selected randomly from a master list of all persons in the county over 18 years of age who file individual tax returns, have a valid driver’s license and/or who are registered voters in the county. In the past, the juror list consisted of registered voters and property owners. It was suspected that some individuals who were not property owners did not register to vote so that they did not have to serve on jury duty. Therefore, several years ago, the list of jurors was changed to include those listed above. As mentioned above, jurors are selected randomly and can be called once every two years. A juror must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Campbell County, able to speak and understand the English language and not be a convicted felon or under felony indictment. Once you are called to jury duty, you are required to serve. If a juror fails to fill out and mail in the juror qualification

form or fails to appear for jury duty, he or she may be punished by the court for contempt which could include fines and/or jail time. A judge may excuse a juror from duty upon a showing of undue hardship, extreme inconvenience or public necessity. Examples of such would be a juror who is due to deliver a child, a severely physically handicapped individual or a state or federal legislator who needs to be in Frankfort or in Washington while the legislature is in session. Generally courts will allow a postponement of jury duty from one month to another if there is a good reason for such. An example of a good reason would be a selfemployed individual who is extremely busy and does most of his work in the summer months could have his jury duty postponed to one of the winter months. An employer is not allowed to fire, threaten or coerce an employee who takes off work for jury duty. If an employer discharges an employee in connection with jury duty, the employer may be sued for lost wages, reinstatement and attorney fees. It is discretionary with employers whether to pay employees their normal wages when the employees are on jury duty. In addition to jury duty in a District or Circuit Court in Campbell County, a

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Joe Bergman, manager of Southern States Campbell Service in Alexandria, steps out of a delivery truck in front of the store.

Southern States’ store still a local connection Despite Southern States’ loss of status as a locally operated business in 2008, little has changed in the way of customer service and operations. Southern States Campbell Cooperative, became Southern States Campbell Service in January 2008. Essentially the store became a branch of a bigger cooperative, said Joe Bergman, manager of the Alexandria store for 23 years. “For 99 percent of the customers, they couldn’t tell a difference,” Bergman said of being bought out. The agri-business started in Newport and moved to Alexandria in the late 1940s. “Feed and seed has always been a big thing, and it’s gone from all agricultural stuff to a lot of homes and gardens,” he said. Today’s Southern States also sells fertilizer and mulch, horse and cattle feed, and delivery service. There is a garden center geared for homeowners,

Location and hours Southern States is located at Jefferson and Main streets in Alexandria. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. For information call 635-2104. fencing, a small lawn mower and engine repair shop, and a sales area for lawn and tilling equipment and seasonal items including insulated coveralls. Each employee has a special knowledge area like cattle, horses, and gardening. And everyone learns and uses the names of customers, Bergman said. The Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving will be customer appreciation days with sale prices and free country ham sandwiches, he said. “I try to make it a downhome place where people always feel like they’re welcome, a friendly place,” Bergman said.

THINGS TO DO Laugh out loud

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Kevin Nealon takes his stand-up comedy routine to the Funny Bone at Newport on the Levee Friday, Nov. 6 and S a t u r d a y, Nov. 7. Nealon has made numerous Nealon appearances on television shows and in movies, but is most known for anchoring “Weekend Update” on SNL. Tickets are $25. Showtimes will be at 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Friday and at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday. For tickets, call 957-2000 or visit www.funnyboneonthelevee.com.

Historical dining

Covington’s BehringerCrawford Museum presents “The Gourmet Strip: Dining, Entertainment & Gambling” exhibit, which will be on display until Jan. 10. The exhibit

When Emily Bello met Todd, now her husband, she didn’t realize the meeting would change her life. Besides meeting the man she would later decide to spend the rest of her life with, it also led to her love for running. “I met Todd, my now husband, in 2004 and he had been an avid marathon runner for a few years,” Emily said. “When I went to Disney World to watch him run his eighth marathon, I decided that I, too, wanted to run a marathon.” Todd said he began running marathons after college as a way to stay in shape and hasn’t stopped since. “In ’97 I ran my first marathon, and I pretty much fell in love with running,” Todd said. Since the Disney World Marathon, Todd has shared that love with Emily, coaching and training her to run marathons. Though she had never run more than four miles before meeting Todd, Emily finished her first marathon in October 2005 in four hours and 29 minutes. “Over the course of five marathons to come, Todd ran by my side and coached me to cutting one hour off my time and qualifying for the Boston Marathon,” Emily said. “We ran Boston in April, and I set my personal record of three hours and 26 minutes.” While Emily’s time qualified her for the Boston Marathon, Todd has to achieve a faster time to qualify, Emily said. So during training, he ran 20 miles with her, at her pace, every Saturday, then got up before church on Sunday to run another 20 miles at his pace.

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Todd and Emily Bello. “He has sacrificed so much for me,” Emily said. “I tell people that I am not sure we would have fallen in love if it had not been for our running and it has kept us so strong over the years.” Todd said running together gave them a lot of time to get to know each other in the beginning of

their relationship. “We both love running and it’s just given us the opportunity to spend time together doing something we love,” Todd said. The couple recently completed their first ultra marathon of 50 miles in Nashville, with Emily placing as the female winner.

“Of course, Todd was by my side the entire time,” Emily said. “We were holding hands as we crossed the finish line.” After they competed in their first half Ironman in August, the couple is scheduled to participate in the full Louisville 2010 Ironman next August.

Big Brothers, Sisters looking for volunteers features several fine and notso-fine dining restaurants located on Dixie Highway from the 1930s to the 1970s such as the White Horse Tavern and Greyhound Grill. Admission is $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, members free. Call 491-4003 or visit www.bcmuseum.org.

Pick your produce

The Boone County Farmers Market in Burlington is still open for business seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The market features fresh fruit and vegetables grown by local farmers. For more information, call 586-6101 or visit www.boone countyfarmersmarket.org. The farmers market is located at the corner of Ky. 18 and Camp Ernst Road.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati needs adult volunteers to mentor at-risk children in many areas of the Tristate, but has a particular need right now at Fourth Street Elementary in Newport. Debbie Mollette coordinates the School-Based mentoring program for the agency and said finding volunteers for 3 p.m. is presenting a challenge. “It’s much easier for many people to volunteer during their lunch hour,” she said. “Coming in after school can be tougher, but this would be great for someone who works a different shift, is retired, or is lucky enough to have a flexible schedule.” Nearly a dozen children currently are matched as “Little Brothers” and “Little Sisters” in the school, but Mollette says they could use at least a dozen more adults to spend time with other students there. She used to work in the school as a mentoring coordinator and said, “My heart

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Carla Twomey and her Little Brother Corey. is still here in the community. These kids are bright and talented and we should all be helping them make the most of all that potential. People might not understand the difference an hour can make. “Just reading with a child, playing a game, talking and listening, that’s what our ‘Bigs’ do, and we’ve seen it change lives,” she said. Carla Twomey is one of

the newest volunteers at Fourth Street. She and her Little Brother Corey are still getting to know each other. They’ve been playing games, reading and just talking. A former teacher, Twomey knows how important it is for children to see adults willing to help them. “If the people who can reach out choose not to, the world is in big trouble. A day, an hour, a child at a time, we can make a differ-

ence,” she said. That’s why she makes the 20 minute drive from her Anderson home each Monday afternoon and why she recruited a friend to join her as a Big Brother to another child. For more information about how to make the most out of Mondays at 3 p.m. and make a difference in a child’s life, call BBBS at 513-421-4120 or apply at www.bigsforkids.org.


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ART & CRAFT CLASSES

The Great American Aran Afghan Knit Along, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Knit On, 735 Monmouth St. Squares feature variety of stitches from basic cables to more challenging designs. For advanced beginner to advanced knitters. Family friendly. $210 for 21 sessions in advance; $12 per session, plus materials. Registration required. 2915648. Newport.

ART CENTERS & MUSEUMS

First Friday Gallery Hop, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Artisans Enterprise Center, 25 W. Seventh St. Begins at Artisans Enterprise Center. Follow map to see all things artistic on southern side of Ohio River. Free. Presented by City of Covington. 292-2322; www.covingtonarts.org. Covington. Artists’ Harvest, 11 a.m.-10 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. Through Dec. 18. 3938358. Covington.

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Linda Tabler: Indian Chrome, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. York St. Cafe, 738 York St. Through Jan. 9. 261-9675. Newport. L’art de la Joaillerie, The Art of Jewelry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Eva G. Farris Gallery at Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway. Group show. An exploration into the art of hand-crafted art jewelry and small metalsmith work. Through Nov. 14. 341-5800. Crestview Hills. Something for Everyone, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Celebrates works of The Clay Alliance, Keith Auerbach, Ken Page, Eric Ruschman, and Jessica Grace Bechtel. Free. Through Nov. 25. 957-1940. Covington.

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Jellyfish Gallery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee. Largest jellyfish exhibit in Midwest. Nearly 100 exotic jellyfish in new, see-through tanks. Includes giant Jelly Wall where children can play tag with moon jellies. 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. Interactive exhibits with more than 20 species of exotic and rare frogs and large play area where children can climb, crawl and slide through. Included with admission: $20, $13 ages 2-12. 261-7444. Newport. Penguin Parade, 10:15 a.m. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee. Every morning at opening, one lucky child is selected to lead Penguin Parade. During inclement weather, parade moves inside lobby of aquarium. Free. 261-7444. Newport.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Tri-State Photographic Society, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service, 3500 Alexandria Pike. Club meetings include programs, photo competition, social contact, and networking on photography. Presented by Tri-State Photographic Society. Through Dec. 18. 635-2228. Highland Heights.

COMMUNITY DANCE

Friday Night Ballroom Dance, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Bolero. Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road. Group lesson 8-8:30 p.m. DJ dance to multiple styles of ballroom dance music begins 8:30-10 p.m. $5. 291-2300; www.stepnoutstudio.com. Covington.

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CRAFT SHOWS

Keepsake Christmas Craft Show, 10 a.m.9 p.m. Drawbridge Inn Hotel, 2477 Royal Drive, Yeoman Suite. Local crafters’ wooden toys, gift baskets, jewelry, photography, pottery, stained glass, fall and Christmas decorations, wreaths, home decor and more. Benefits American Cancer Society. Free. Presented by Keepsake Christmas. 341-3135. Fort Mitchell.

FOOD & DRINK

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 No. 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. Prix fixe menu: Soup or salad and entree special. 442-9444. Fort Thomas.

MUSEUMS

Rhinoceros, 8 p.m. Stauss Theatre, Nunn Drive, Fine Arts Center 101. As inhabitants of small town turn into rhinoceroses, the only human who does not change is Berenger, a flustered man often criticized for his drinking and tardiness. $12, $11 faculty and staff, $10 seniors, $8 students. Presented by Northern Kentucky University Theatre and Dance. Through Nov. 8. 572-5464. Highland Heights.

SHOPPING

Christmas Stocking Trunk Show, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Knit On, 735 Monmouth St. Display and sale of expertly knit Christmas stockings from Judy’s Colors, Elegant Heirlooms and Googleheim’s. Free. Through Nov. 8. 2915648; www.knit-on.com. Newport. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 7

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner, 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., auditorium. Workshop presents basics of drawing. Little or no experience. Supplies included. $30. Registration required. 431-0020. Covington.

The Gourmet Strip: Dining, Entertainment and Gambling, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road. Celebrate this mystical stretch of Dixie Highway from Covington through Florence that was know for its dining establishments such as the White Horse Tavern and Greyhound Grill; first-class entertainment at Lookout House; and illegal gambling. $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, members free. 4914003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.

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Davy Jones, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Grand Ballroom. Lead singer of legendary Monkees. Includes dinner. $40-$70. Reservations Jones required. 4918000; www.rwatickets.com. Newport.

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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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Kevin Nealon, 8 p.m. Dinner available. $25. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee. Comedian and actor. Ages 21 and up. 957-2000. Newport.

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Vacancy, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St. Interactive murder mystery. Mature language and situations. Family friendly. $14, $12 seniors and ages 12 and under. Reservations recommended. Through Nov. 7. 6559140. 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.

Gangsters and Gamblers Gala, 6:30 p.m.midnight, Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St. Cocktails, dinner, dancing, raffle, silent auction and casino tables. Dress like favorite gangster. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Tender Mercies. $750 table of 10, $80. Reservations required. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Mortgage Bankers Association. 513721-8666. Newport. 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

Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Holy Trinity Junior High School, 840 Washington Ave. Local crafters and vendors. Christmas items, spirit wear, jewelry and more. Bake sale items and concessions available. $1. 4428684. Newport.

MUSIC - BLUEGRASS

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

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Blues and Boogie Piano Summit, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. With Lluis Coloma, Lisa Otey, Barrelhouse Chuck, Ricky Nye and others. Non-smoking. Ages 18 and up. $20. 431-2201. Newport.

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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.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Kevin Nealon, 7:30 p.m. Dinner available. $25. Funny Bone, 957-2000. Newport.

ON STAGE STUDENT THEATER

Little Shop of Horrors, 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Campbell County High School, 909 Camel Crossing, auditorium. Award-winning rock musical based on 1960 low-budget dark comedy. $9. Reservations recommended. Presented by Campbell County High School Drama. Through Nov. 8. 635-4161, ext. 1146; www.showtix4u.com. Alexandria.

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The Queen City Brass (pictured) returns to The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. The quintet will perform in the Otto M. Budig Theatre. Tickets range from $15 to $18. For ticket information, call 957-1940 or visit www.thecarnegie.com. For information on the group, visit queencitybrass.com.

MUSIC - JAZZ

Tribute to our Veterans, 1 p.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike. Northern Kentucky University Jazz Ensemble with Steve Chuke and Gary Winters 2-4:30 p.m. Music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and others. Includes dinner. Benefits Gordon Brisker Memorial Scholarship. $25. Presented by Northern Kentucky University Department of Music. 572-6399; music.nku.edu. Cold Spring.

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Rajiv Satyal, 7:30 p.m. Dinner available. $10. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee. Comedian and actor. 957-2000. Newport.

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. 6206520; www.nkjv.net. Alexandria. M O N D A Y, N O V. 9

BUSINESS CLASSES Move Into Your Greatness, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Daily through Nov. 13. Turfway Commercial Park Conference Center, 71 Cavalier Boulevard, Leadership development program. $3,495. Registration required. Presented by McGrane Global Centers. 384-6333; www.mcgrane.com. Florence. T U E S D A Y, N O V. 1 0

BARS/CLUBS Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike. Few rounds of brainteasers covering subjects involving history, science, literature and pop culture. Prizes awarded. 441-4888. Cold Spring. 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.

COOKING CLASSES

Putting Your Slow Cooker to Work, 7 p.m. Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42. Learn to prepare nutritious, delicious, and inexpensive meals. Sample dishes, take home recipes and learn new ideas. Ages 18 and up. Registration required, available online. 342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Florence.

FOOD & DRINK

Tuesday Tastings, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Claddagh Irish Pub Newport, One Levee Way, Nautical Room. Sample five inhouse wines and five menu items paired to compliment each wine. Ages 21 and up. $10. Reservations recommended. 513-4856502; www.claddaghirishpubs.com. Newport.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Old Crow Medicine Show, 8 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. Old-time Nashville group. $23. 491-2444; www.ticketweb.com. Covington.

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Anne Frank, 4 p.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Story of adolescents in the face of human tragedy. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by ArtReach. 572-5035. Newport.

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Scrabble Rama!, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Scrabble tournament; prizes. Through Jan. 26. 431-2326; www.beanhaus.com. Covington. 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. W E D N E S D A Y, N O V. 1 1

COMMUNITY DANCE Move Across the River, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Drawbridge Inn Hotel, 2477 Royal Drive. Open dance, dance workshops and demonstrations. Workshops include: Arkansas Street Swing, Chicago Jitterbug, Imperial Swing and Carolina Shag. Ages 21 and up. $50 entire event, $25 one day. Registration required. 513-697-6351; www.cincibop.com. Fort Mitchell.

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

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Flashback Dance Night, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike. Dances from Glenn Miller to Lady Gaga, Ella Fitzgerald to KC and the Sunshine Band, swing, salsa, big band and more. With Greg Underwood, dance instructor. Open dance until 11 p.m. $5. 441-4888. Cold Spring.

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Northern Kentucky Hire Vets First Job Fair, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Erlanger, 1379 Donaldson Road. More than 70 companies participate in job fair with local companies, schools, service organizations, door prizes and more. Free. Presented by Northern Kentucky Veteran Section. 292-2642; www.oet.ky.gov. Erlanger.

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Don Fangman Sings Sinatra, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Knotty Pine on the Bayou, 6720 Licking Pike. Songs also by Dean Martin, Michael Buble, Andrea Bocelli and Neal Diamond. Free. Reservations required. 781-2200; www.fangsingssinatra.com. Campbell County.

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Queen City Brass, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Quintet performs classical, ragtime, Dixieland and jazz. Part of the Carnegie in Concert series. $18. 491-2030; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.

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Fabulous CASS Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs, 20 W. 11th St. Admission includes 15 percent off all purchases. Five percent of sales benefits Cincinnati Area Senior Services. Includes raffle and silent auctions. Benefits Cincinnati Area Senior Services. $25. Reservations required. Presented by Cincinnati Area Senior Services. 513-721-4330; www.cassdelivers.org/events.html. Covington.

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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. S U N D A Y, N O V. 8

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Northern Kentucky History Lecture Series, 2 p.m. “John A. Roebling and His Suspension Bridge on the Ohio River” with historian and German-American scholar Don Heinrich Tolzmann. Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St. Light refreshments, music and free tours after lecture. $45 series; $7 per lecture, $4 students. 291-0542. Covington.

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Steely Dan’s Rent Party Tour comes to the Taft Theatre at 7:30 p.m. for two nights, Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 10-11. On the first night, the duo will perform the complete live version of “Aja,” and on the second night, “The Royal Scam.” For tickets, call 877-598-8703 or visit www.livenation.com.

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The longing that never goes away have made us for yourself, O God, and our hearts are ever restless until they rest in you.” Admit it or not, there is a spiritual component of our nature. It is a longing for the transcendent, for God. For a creature, total fulfillment will only be found permanently with its Creator. Strange, but many of us fear our spiritual longing. Why fear it? One reason is because we think it will cost us too much of our humanness and the enjoyment of this life. Paradoxically, it will increase it. We fear, as Francis Thompson feared as he ran from God, “Lest having thee, I might have naught else besides.” We also fear publicly admitting our need for God because of the secular implications that say only the mentally deficient believe in a God. In response to this fear of spirituality, James W. Jones, professor of religion at Rutgers University, says, “The struggle to find meaning by connecting with a universal, cosmic, moral and sacred reality represents not a failure of nerve, the onset of premature senility, or a lapse into neurosis, but is rather a natural part of the unhindered development process. The denial of this quest for the transcendent

CLASS REUNIONS F R I D A Y, N O V. 1 3

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Simon Kenton High School Class of 1973 meets on the second Friday of each month at the Villa Hills Civic Club at 8 p.m. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Diane Beers Babb at 727-6148.

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, N O V. 1 4 Campbell County High School 1984 Class Reunion Nov. 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. St. Mary Church Undercroft, Alexandria, Dinner/DJ. $30 per person or $50 per couple. Contact per e-mail at CCHS1984@hotmail.com.

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debilitates and impoverishes our life.” Got that? This doctor of psychology at a prestigious university is telling us it’s quite normal to realize you long for God. You’re not neurotic or senile for doing so, you’re not weird; in fact you’re being true to your nature. It makes your life worse by not doing so. Spirituality is not optional. Certainly we need material possessions to live, and enjoyment to thrive, but we need a spiritual dimension to live fully. It enables us to find purpose and meaning

and connects us our source and destiny. It fills out our picture. The fact that longing constantly nips at our heels proves it’s not optional. It’s crucial for general health. “Among all my patients in the second half of life, that is to say over 35, there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life,” wrote Carl Jung. Our consumer society tries to contradict that Jungian idea. It says our longing is exclusively for this

Though we enjoy this wonderful world, our longing wants to call us ever onward and up where we belong. world and this world can completely satisfy. Ridiculous! A society that tells its people they should live a certain way, if that way is fundamentally in opposition to what people are by nature, produces what Nietzsche termed the “sick animal.” There is a longing down

deep where the sparks of our humanity smolder. Though we enjoy this wonderful world, our longing wants to call us ever onward and up where we belong. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him atcolumns@community press.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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Chilly weather outside means chili inside Plus, Rita’s grandson ‘fishes’ for birthday dinner

I had to laugh when grandson Jack requested tilapia from Keegan’s Seafood for his fourth birthday’s dinner. It’s a small shop in Mount Washington owned by Tom Keegan. K e e Rita gan’s a Heikenfeld w a l k i n g encyclopeRita’s kitchen dia for seafood and loves showing the kids all the different varieties to make them more aware about eating healthy. The reason I laughed is when we were growing up, the only seafood we ate was frozen whiting, fried, and fresh bass caught by my Mom and brother, Charlie. I didn’t even know what

tilapia was until I was in my 30s. We need to support independent folks like Tom. So if you have a favorite independent deli/grocer, etc. let me know and I’ll feature them and a signature recipe in an upcoming column. I want to hear from readers across the board: north, south, east and west!

Herb crusted halibut

Any nice white fish will do. When I teach seafood classes, this is a student favorite. Four servings halibut, skinless, 6 to 8 oz. each 1 ⁄2 cup approx. Dijon mustard Salt and pepper 1 ⁄2 cup basil, finely chopped 1 ⁄4 cup each: cilantro, mint, parsley, chives and dill, finely chopped Butter Pat fish dry. Season both sides of fish with salt and pepper and lightly brush both sides with mustard. Combine herbs and place in shallow dish. Press both sides of fish into herb mix-

ture, coating evenly. In a nonstick pan, melt about 2 tablespoons butter and turn heat to medium. Add fish. Cook several minutes on each side, until done. Tips from Rita’s kitchen: Don’t overcook fish. When it flakes easily, it’s done. Seafood 101: Watch my cable TV show with Tom on Union Township TV (Warner 8 and 15) to learn all you need to know about seafood.

Melissa’s Schaiper’s easy chicken chili

There’s a good amount of interest in the chicken chili Good Samaritan serves in their cafeteria. Friend, great cook and Good Sam’s cath lab queen (my given title) Kay Hitzler found out it’s a purchased product.

Kay’s group in the catheter lab held a tailgating lunch and Melissa Schaiper, a colleague of Kay’s, brought a crockpot chicken chili that was a huge hit. Kay said Melissa’s chili is a bit spicier than Good Sam’s. So I would say use a mild salsa.

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I developed this for the book “Sports Nutrition for Idiots.” Flaxseed is optional and the store-bought version doesn’t contain this. 4 cups popped corn 1 tablespoon flaxseed 1 cup caramel ice cream topping, heated in microwave

Spray crockpot. Add:

1 pound chicken breast 4 cups canned Great Northern beans 12 oz. salsa 1 teaspoon each: cumin and garlic Cook six hours on low. An hour before serving, stir in 4 ounces of pepper jack cheese. Serve with 4 more ounces of cheese. Tips from Rita’s kitchen: If you want, stir in more cumin and garlic after six hours. More chili recipes: In my online column at www.

Mix popcorn and flax. Pour topping over, stirring to coat as well as you can. Pour onto sprayed cookie sheet. Bake in preheated 250degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Makes 4 cups.

Rooting out recipes

Fern’s chili. For Pam Timme. “It was in the Enquirer long ago and I’ve lost it.” I’m wondering if it’s Fern Storer’s recipe. She was the Post food editor for years and a wonderful cook. Red Lobster’s sun-

dried tomato salad dressing. For Dwight. He had no luck calling the company. (They don’t serve it anymore). He also went online, researched recipe books, etc. Mio’s creamy garlic dressing. Spoke with Chris Forbes, owner of the Milford Mio’s. “Can’t divulge it. There’s garlic, sour cream, milk, pepper and sugar in it.” When I asked if there was any vinegar, lemon juice, etc., he said no. If anyone has a creamy garlic recipe similar, please share. Bravo’s strawberry lasagna for Betty Hawley. I’m giving up on this Augusta, Ky., restaurant’s dessert. I’ve made several calls to the owner, who at first thought she might share, but she hasn’t returned my calls. 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.

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NKU to host sessions on Fort Knox employment As many as 1,400 new jobs will soon be coming to Fort Knox – and a team of experts from Fort Knox are visiting Northern Kentucky University to conduct onehour information sessions to let NKU students and others know about these opportunities. The sessions, to be held in the University Center Otto Budig Theater, will be at 12:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 10. “Army representatives want to make sure NKU students understand that for applicants with college degrees, their degree can qualify them for many of these jobs,” said Sherry Johnson, Lincoln Trail Area Development District associate director for employment and training. “What’s going on at Fort Knox is the equivalent of having a Fortune 500 company move their headquarters to Kentucky,” she said. It is anticipated that there will be as many as 1,400 openings for civilian workers, out of a total of more than 5,000 total civilian jobs on Fort Knox. Most of these job openings will be in human resource management, information technology and

administrative fields. But there will also be openings in a wide variety of other disciplines, from business, finance, marketing, research analyst and many more. “This informational event will be a great opportunity for NKU students and alumni as well as the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati community to find out about careers with the federal government in Fort Knox, Ky.,” said Dr. Keley Smith-Keller, director of the NKU Career Development Center. “We would like to see many of these jobs filled by our local workforce,” said Brad Richardson, executive director of One Knox. “Almost all require significant experience for the mid and higher levels, but at the entry levels a college degree can be used as a substitute for experience.” The Fort Knox information sessions are sponsored and coordinated by the NKU Career Development Center, the NKU Veteran’s Advocacy Committee and the NKU student veteran’s organization, V.E.T.S. (Veterans for Education and Transition Support). Call the Career Development Center for more information, at 859-572-5680.

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RELIGION NOTES The women of Asbury United Methodist Church are having their 36th annual craft fair Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair will feature handmade ornaments and crafts, which include fashion, school spirit items and decorative home crafts. There will also be a bake sale, canned items and lunch with homemade pies. For more information, call 441-1466.

Calvary Baptist

The Calvary Baptist Church in Latonia has canceled its benefit concert featuring The Ball Family Singers and The Mean Family Singers Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.

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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.

Church Women United

The Tri-City unit of Church Women United (CWU) will celebrate World Community Day at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at Erlanger Christian Church. This year’s theme, “Piecing Earth Together,” focuses on the environment and how important it is to work together as stewards of the gifts of the Earth. For more information, call Mary Middleton at 3311879 or Joan Morgan at

525-7599. Erlanger Christian Church is located at 27 Graves Ave.

Immanuel United Methodist

The Sanity Singers will perform in a free concert, “Sing We Now of Christmas,” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Lakeside Park and at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at Latonia Baptist Church. Reservations are not required and free parking will be available at both churches. The Sanity Singers will be taking donations. For information on the group, visit www.sanitysingers.org. Immanuel UMC is located at 2551 Dixie Hwy. and Latonia Baptist is located at 38th and Church Streets.

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Potted bulbs can ‘light up’ your spring anywhere well, or actually heel them into the ground, and cover with mulch or leaves for the winter. Check to make sure they have soil moisture when you move them, and water lightly over the winter as the soil dries. Otherwise, just let them sit dormant enjoying the cold temperatures. Early next spring, when the bulbs start to grow, bring them in to the house, or place your potted bulbs in an outdoor planter, give them a light water soluble

and then continue to fill the pot to the top, lightly compressing the soil as you fill. Water your potted bulbs thoroughly, and you’re ready to grow. Now, here’s the secret: You must over winter your potted bulbs in cold temperatures. So, leave your pots sitting outside, watering them when the soil dries out. Once the temperatures outside have become cold, consistently, move the planted bulb pots inside an unheated garage or shed, put them down in a window

grances, and a few minor bulbs, like crocus, for early colors. Take your pots and place about an inch or two of the potting mix in the bottom. Then, evenly distribute your bulbs in the mix, point up, and feel free to plant them a little closer than you would normally in the ground. For the tulips, place the flat side of the bulb to the outside of the pot. Cover your bulbs with more of your soil-less mix, sprinkle on a little bulb food,

pots, with g o o d drainage holes in the bottom • A good grade potting Ron Wilson mix• E s p o In the m a ’ s garden Bulbtone (a fertilizer) • The bulbs of your choice. Any of the spring flowering bulbs will work, so look at doing some pots of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths for great fra-

You can “light up” your yard next spring by planting spring bulbs in the ground now. But guess what? You can do the same thing to light up your outdoor containers next spring, or to bring spring bulb colors inside your home. Instead of planting bulbs in the ground, simply plant them in a pot. Growing spring bulbs in a container is easy. Here’s what you’ll need for your potted spring bulbs: • 4-, 6-, 8-inch or larger

feeding, water as needed, and let them do their “spring thing.” When they’re totally finished blooming and growing, you can take them out of the pot, plant them in the garden, and enjoy them for years to come. Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Inc. Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. You can reach him at columns@ communitypress.com

Alexandria preps for Operation Christmas Child natural disaster, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty. From Alexandria, the shoe box gifts will be sorted and sent using whatever means necessary—sea containers, trucks, trains, airplanes, boats, camels, even dog sleds—to reach suffering children around the world. “Operation Christmas Child is a unique opportunity to do something as simple as packing a shoe box that will have a lasting impact on a child a world away,” said Pamela Kinney,

Christmas is arriving early all over Kentucky, as local businesses, churches and homes prepare to serve as collection points for Operation Christmas Child. Soon, with the help of Alexandria volunteers, the sites will be brimming with festively wrapped shoe boxes full of gifts. Through Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project, Alexandria residents are packing shoe box gifts for children in more than 100 countries suffering from

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Monday through Saturday: noon to 8 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. • Wilmington Baptist Church, 15472 Madison Pike in DeMossville, 1-800910-2588. Monday through Friday: 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. to noon In 2008, the Alexandria area contributed 12,487 to the Operation Christmas Child effort. This year, organizers hope to collect 14,000 gift-filled shoe

www.samaritanspurse.org. Local collection sites for National Collection Week, Nov. 16-23: • Main Street Baptist, 8236 W. Main Street in Alexandria, 1-800-4352649. Tuesday through Friday: noon to 6 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday: noon to 8 p.m. • Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 6036 Clubhouse Dr. in Covington, 1-800-9102588.

Operation Christmas Child drop-off site coordinator. “We are excited about the 2009 collection season as community members have already begun packing shoe box gifts.” Operation Christmas Child uses tracking technology that allows donors to “follow your box” to the destination country where it will be hand-delivered to a child in need. To register shoe box gifts and find out what country they are delivered to, use the EZ Give donation form found at

boxes from families, kids, churches, schools and civic organizations in the area. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, a project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse, headed by Franklin Graham, has delivered more than 69 million gift-filled shoe boxes to needy children in some 130 countries. For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 615-309-6013 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org.

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VOLUNTEER OPPOTUNITIES Men’s program mentor

Care Net Pregnancy Services of Northern KY, Covington. Call 859431-9178. Mentoring male clients by walking with them through a predesigned educational curriculum to prepare men to be great dads. Mentors are needed at Williamstown, Highland Heights, Florence and Covington.

Life Skills mentor

Care Net Pregnancy Services of Northern KY, Covington. Call 859431-9178. Educating and mentor clients interested in focusing on life skills. Through our pre-designed curriculum volunteers aid clients in education of topics such as: Budgeting, Housecleaning 101, Establishing Good Credit and Buying a Used Car.

Shelter Aide

Welcome House, Covington. Call 859-431-8717. A volunteer is needed every other Friday to help with daily activities in shelter while staff meets. This includes, talking with the women, answering the phone and taking messages. The opportunity is every other Friday beginning Oct. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The Isaiah Project

Shoulder To Shoulder Inc., Newport. Call 859-371-0444. Volunteer distribute groceries, clothing, diapers, furniture and a hot lunch in a Nothern Kentucky innercity neighborhood. Volunteers meet at Highland Hills Church, Ft. Thomas to load up all the items stored there. After a short meeting, volunteers caravan to 7th and Patterson, Newport and give everything away.

Thanksgiving Grocery Delivery

Shoulder To Shoulder Inc., Newport. Call 859-371-0444. Volunteers will pick up boxes loaded with food and delivery them to the homes of elder and disabled families, or families without transportation two days before Thanksgiving. Food boxes will include milk, meat, bread, produce and other nonperishable items.

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ed by diabetes. The association is in need of help in the office to help prepare for upcoming events.

Cincinnati History Museum Program Developer

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call 513287-7025. Main responsibility is to assist Cincinnati History Museum staff with program development. Individual will write lesson plans, prepare materials and if interested can present programs on the museum floor. Would also evaluate existing programs for accuracy and educational standards.

Cincinnati History Museum Detective Agency Volunteer

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call 513-2877025. Main responsibility in Cincinnati History Museum is to ensure that all museum guests have a satisfying, educational, enjoyable and safe experience. Work individual or with a team to assist children with solving mysteries. Will help with program sign-ups and documenting program fees. During office time, may be asked to assist and prepare program materials. Needs to feel comfortable dressing in period clothing.

Help at Children, Inc. Early Education and Care Centers

Children, Inc., Covington. Call 859431-2075. Assisting classroom teachers in preparation of materials for classroom instruction. Help with small repairs at the centers. Help with individual instruction of children.

GOTR 5k Volunteers

Girls on the Run of Greater Cincinnati, Inc., Cincinnati. Call 513-321-1056. Volunteers are needed to put on the Girls on the Run of Greater Cincinnati 5k. Options include Water Stop Volunteers, Cheer Zone Volunteers, and others.

Dish Washer

Redwood Center, Ft. Mitchell. Call 859-331-0880 . Redwood’s dietary department is in need of someone to help run the dishwasher during lunchtime.

The Salvation Army - Newport, Newport. Call 859-431-1063. Sweeping and mopping floors Vaccumming rugs Cleaning bathrooms - sinks and toilets, emptying garbage cans, mowing grass, changing lightbulbs, picking up garbage around outside of building, shoveling snow and put salt on sidewalk, unloading supplies and other duties as needed.

Registration/Emergency/ Transport Volunteer

Client Aide

Volunteers needed to assist staff at various fairs, festivals, and events. Some tasks will include helping to set up and take down our table, handing out goodies, and assisting with any activities. Most work occurs on weekends and will be scheduled in shifts.

Welcome House, Covington. Call 859-431-8717. The volunteer would be responsible for assisting with daily living activities with our clients, including taking clients to the laundry mat, grocery store, etc. Positions available Monday through Friday, as per the availability of the volunteer and the needs of the clients and staff

Public Representative (Site Check Volunteer)

Safe Place Program of Homeward Bound, Covington. Call 859-5811111. The main responsibilities of a public representative volunteer would be to visit partner businesses (Safe Place sites) to ensure that they have everything they need to be a successful Safe Place site. Each visit usually takes around 10 minutes. There is no schedule or hourly requirements. Site checks need to be completed within six months.

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American Diabetes Association (Cincinnati), Cincinnati. Call 513759-9330. As an American Diabetes Association volunteer, expertise and experience in leadership, business, health care, marketing, public relations, advocacy, or fund raising can make a vital difference. Get involved and help make a difference for children and adults affect-

St. Elizabeth Healthcare - Covington, Covington. Call 859-301-2140. Greet all guest entering St. Elizabeth, providing directions and assuring registration. Assist staff/patients/visitors with day to day functions in the department.

Event Assistants

Gift Shop Cashier

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

Receptionist and Area Support

St. Elizabeth Healthcare - Covington, Covington. Call 859-301-2140. Assist staff, patients and visitors during day to day functions of the department.

Make baby blankets

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program, Park Hills. Call 859.491.9200. Make baby blankets or quilts. We do not have supplies to make blankets - they would need to be donated.

Make activity kits

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program, Park Hills. Call 859.491.9200. Make and assemble activity kits to use with families during home visits

Girls Volleyball Coach

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

Mentor a Covington Elementary Student

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

Mentoring in Covington (community based)

Covington Partners in Prevention, Covington. Call 859-392-3182. Reach out. Become a mentor to a Covington youth. The Community based mentoring program is offered at Holmes Middle School. Adult volunteers are matched with middle school students (6th-8th grade). Adults meet with students once a week after school, in the evening, or on the weekends for an hour. Mentors listen, support, befriend, and encourage local youth. A one year commitment is required. Background checks are required of all volunteers. One-onone training is provided with a program coordinator before volunteers start to meet with students. On-site program coordinators are available for on going support.

Vehicle spruce up

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

Drama coach

Boys & Girls Clubs, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Work with Club members to create drama productions at the Clubs and encourage creativity in proforming arts.

teers help children learn to effectively socialize with other children and adults which will help them throughout their entire lives. Volunteers are needed Monday or Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Must be 18 years old.

Dietary Go To Volunteer

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

Job Exploration Leader

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

Cooking Class Leader

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

Creative Writting Leader

Boys & Girls Clubs, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Help members utilize their creativity in

their writing. Assist with writing homework, as well as projects members want to explore independently.

513-421-8909. Work with kids to help them learn to read and improve reading ability.

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

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

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Clerical Assistance

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

Sports coaches

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

The Point/ARC of Northern Kentucky, Covington. Call 859-491-9191. Volunteers needed to assist in the administrative offices in Covington with clerical tasks – assisting our outreach director/advocate who works with students. Volunteers also needed to help answer phones.

Cheerleading Coach

Boys & Girls Clubs, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Coach members in basics of cheerleading. Help construct routines, maintain safety, and organize activities.

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Music Instructors needed

The Frank Duveneck Arts and Cultural Center, Covington. Call 859.491.3942. The Duveneck Center is offering music classes for all ages. Volunteer instructors needed for drumming,guitar and keyboards. Share your musical talent while enriching the lives of others.

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The Pet Castle, Inc. Animal Rescue, Florence. Call 859-760-7098. TPC is looking for people interested in becoming an Adoption Counselors. An adoption counselor is trained to review applications and determine if the potential adopter is a responsible pet owner who meets our requirements for adoption. You will be required to approve and deny applicants. Counselors also perform vet checks and check with landlords to make sure adopters live where pets are allowed. Becoming a counselor does involve a training period of assisting other counselors to gain experience with the adoption process. Hours needed: Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m.

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Holden to discuss real-life saga of Prohibition, bribes, murder As part of this year’s Northern Kentucky One Book One Community program, the four Northern Kentucky Library systems are bringing author Craig Holden in from New Mexico to discuss his novel about Cincinnati bootlegger George Remus. “The Jazz Bird” is the Northern Kentucky One Book One Community featured selection this fall. Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton County Public Libraries have been encouraging everyone

to read “The Jazz Bird” and join with others in the community to discuss it. This yearly event culminates with a chance for the public to meet Holden and hear him discuss his writing style and the the motivation behind his book. Holden will be available at the following times and places: • Meet the Author, Boone County Public Library, Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov.

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• Dessert & Dialogue with Craig Holden, Campbell County Public Library, Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch, 1000 Highland Ave, Fort Thomas, 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13 • Breakfast with the Author, Grant County Public Library, 201 Barnes Road, Williamstown, 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 14 • Meet the Author, Kenton County Public Library, Erlanger Branch, 401 Kenton Lands Road,

Erlanger, 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 • Author Visit and Book Signing, Barnes & Noble, Mall Road, Florence, 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14 • Writer’s Workshop, Kenton County Public Library, Durr Branch, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Independence 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 15. (Registration required: 859-9624031)

“The Jazz Bird” is about the lengths to which people will go for love, sex, money and power. Set in 1920s Cincinnati, with many familiar landmarks and streets, the author describes the lifestyles and corruption of the infamous bootlegger George Remus and his wife Imogene. For information about Northern Kentucky One Book One Community, go to the Web site www.nkyonebook.org.

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The Campbell County Office of Emergency Management reminds citizens that disasters happen anytime and anywhere. When disaster strikes, you may not have much time to respond. A highway spill or hazardous material could mean evacuation. A winter storm could confine your family at home. An earthquake, flood, tornado or any other disaster could cut water, electricity and telephones -for days. After a disaster, local officials and relief workers will be on the scene, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it may take days. Would your family be prepared to cope with the emergency until help arrives? One way to prepare is by assembling a Disaster Supplies Kit. Once disaster hits, you won't have time to shop or search for supplies. But if you've gathered supplies in advance, your family can endure an evacuation or home confinement.

To Prepare Your Kit

Gather the supplies. That you may need if your family is confined at home. Place the supplies you'd most likely need for an evacuation in an easy-tocarry container. Possible containers include: a large, covered trash container, a camping backpack or a duffle bag There are six basics you should stock for your home: water, food, first aid supplies, clothing and bedding, tools and emergency supplies and special items.

Water

Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles. Avoid using containers that will decompose or break, such as milk cartons or glass bottles. A normally active person needs to drink at least two quarts of water each day. Hot environments and intense physical activity can double that amount. Children, nursing mothers and ill people will need more. Store one gallon of water per person. Keep at least a three-day supply of per day (two quarts for drinking, two quarts of water for each person in your household for food preparation/sanitation.) Food Store at least a three-day

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garbage bags, ties (for personal sanitation uses), plastic bucket with tight lid, disinfectant, household chlorine bleach.

supply of non-perishable food. Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking and little or no water. If you must heat food, pack a can of sterno. Select food items that are compact and lightweight. Include a selection of ready to eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables.

Clothing and Bedding

At least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person. Sturdy shoes or work boots, rain gear, blankets or sleeping bags, bath towels, hat and gloves, thermal underwear, sunglasses. Remember family members with special needs, such as infants and elderly or disabled persons.

First Aid Kit

Assemble a first aid kit for your home and one for each car. A first aid kit should include: Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes, assorted sizes of safety pins, cleansing agent/soap, latex gloves (2 pair), sunscreen, 2-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6), 4inch sterile gauze pads (46), triangular bandages (3), Non-prescription drugs, 2inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls), 3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls), scissors, tweezers, needle, moistened towelettes, antiseptic, thermometer, tongue blades (2)and tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant.

For Baby

Formula, diapers, bottles, powdered milk, medications.

For Adults

Heart and high blood pressure medication, insulin, prescription drugs, denture needs, contact lenses and supplies, extra eye glasses.

Paperwork

Important Family Documents should be kept in a waterproof, portable container. Wills, insurance policies, contracts deeds, stocks and bonds, passports, social security cards, immunization records, bank account numbers, credit card account numbers and companies, inventory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers, and Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates) should be kept in the water proof container and duplicate copies should we stored in a second location.

Nonprescription Drugs

Aspirin or non aspirin pain reliever, Anti-diarrhea medication, Antacid (for stomach upset), Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center), Laxative and Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center).

Storing Your Disaster Kit

Store your kit in a convenient place known to all family members. Keep a smaller version of the Disaster Supplies Kit in the trunk of your car. Keep items in air tight plastic bags. Change your stored water supply every six months so it stays fresh. Replace your stored food every six months. Rethink your kit and family needs at least once a year. Replace batteries, update clothes etc. Ask your physician or pharmacist about storing prescription medications. For details, write to P.O. Box 153, 8774 Constable Drive, Alexandria, KY 41001 or visit www.campbellcounty.ky.gov/countyservices/oems.

Tools and Supplies

Mess kits, or paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, Emergency preparedness manual, battery-operated radio and extra batteries, flashlight and extra batteries, cash or traveler's checks, change, non-electric can opener, utility knife, fire extinguisher: small canister A-B-C type, tube tent, pliers, tape, compass, matches in a waterproof container, aluminum foil, plastic storage containers, Signal flare, paper, pencil, needles, thread, medicine dropper, shut-off wrench, to turn off household gas and water, whistle, plastic sheeting and map of the area (for locating shelters).

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Incidents/reports Fourth degree assault

Reported at 328 Cedar Lane, Sept. 24.

Fraudulent use of credit card

Reported at 7 Stillwater Drive, Sept. 25.

Second degree burglary

Report of basement door screen and window broken at 3713 Parkview Drive, Sept. 11. Report of contents of home found strewn all over and multiple items taken at 17 Rainbow Lane, Sept. 16. Report of attempt to forcibly open basement door at 7505 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 18. Report of computer, video game jewelry and other items taken from residence at 107 Stillwater Drive, Sept. 19. Report of television and other multiple items taken from residence at 3685 Parkview Drive, Sept. 20. Report of jewelry and other multiple items taken from residence at 109 Ridgeway Crossing Drive, Sept. 21.

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Charles W. Daunt, 62, 7419 Hwy. 154, DUI - first offense, speeding, failure of owner to maintain required insurance at AA Highway and Ridgewood Drive, Sept. 16. John A. Howe Jr., 36, 8524 Mason Lewis Road, Apartment 7, warrant at AA Highway and Ridgewood Drive, Sept. 18. Donald M. Thacker, 19, 5697 Cheviot Road, Apartment 8, receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, theft by unlawful taking - three counts, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at Whispering Way and Edgewater Way, Sept. 19. Michele N. Miller, 34, 664 Alysheba Court, fourth degree assault at 9274 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 22. Jared W. Smith, 18, 19 Cedarview Drive, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol under 21-years-old, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at Washington Street, Sept. 23. Timothy W. Turner, 30, 3998 Alexandria Road, warrant at Timberline Drive and Arbor Court, Sept. 23. Phillip R. Smith, 26, 8298 Riley Road, Apartment 2, third degree criminal trespass at 47 Wright Court, Sept. 24. Eric N. Follis, 36, 22 Redbud Lane, DUI - first offense, careless driving, failure of owner to maintain required insurance at Alexandria Pike and Ky. 10, Sept. 25. Dustin Watson, 29, 9420 West Highway 67 South, fourth degree assault at 1234 Poplar Ridge Road, Sept. 25. Michael A. Sanders, 28, 301 Walnut St., theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 28. Damon D. McBride, 38, 201 West 18Th St., warrant, second degree assault at South Bellewood Court, Sept. 29. Deborah Toth, 51, 8015 Alexandria Pike, Apartment 2, second degree disorderly conduct, public intoxication at 8015 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 30. Robin Stringer, 42, 28 Helen Drive, warrant at 28 Helen Drive, Sept. 30. Gregory F. Fowler, 37, 6188 Fox Run Lane, DUI - first offense, speeding, possession of open alcoholic beverage in motor vehicle at West Main Street and U.S. 27, Oct. 2.

Alexandria Recorder

November 5, 2009

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of garbage can taken at 359 Rose Drive, Sept. 9. Report of credit/debit cards taken at 17 Horizon Hill Court, Sept. 18. Report of dirt bike taken from trailer at 9493 Jerry Wright Road, Sept. 22.

Theft by unlawful taking gasoline

Report of gas drive-off without paying at 8244 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 22.

Theft by unlawful taking - third degree criminal mischief Report of stereo, purse and other items taken from vehicle at 415 Brookwood Drive, Sept. 29.

Theft by unlawful taking or purse-snatching

Report of purse taken from shopping cart in parking lot at 7901 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 11.

Theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting

Report of clothing taken without paying at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 10. Report of alcohol taken without paying at 9274 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 27. Report of merchandise taken without paying at 6827 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 28.

Third degree burglary

Report of money taken from safe at 7203 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 20.

Third degree criminal mischief

Report of mailbox ripped off post at 1373 Poplar Ridge Road, Sept. 13. Report of rock thrown through window of barber shop at 8019 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 22. Report of attempt to pry front part of soda machine off at 7109 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 23.

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Julie Hopper, 26, 209 Division, theft by unlawful taking at 53 Donnermeyer Drive, Oct. 15. Kenneth Richard Tiemeyer, 40, 100 Gibson Lane, theft by unlawful taking, third degree criminal mischief, warrant at 10 Donnermeyer Drive, Oct. 14. Kimberly Long, 39, 345 Van Voast Ave., public intoxication at 126 Fairfield Ave., Oct. 26. Geoffrey Routzon, 50, 226 Third St. E, DUI at Berry at Fairfield, Oct. 24. George Robert Bromley, 34, 1112 Fourth Ave., second degree fleeing and evading, third degree criminal mischief, possession of marijuana, giving false name or address at 15 Donnermeyer Drive, Oct. 27. Michael Behymer, 40, 101 Joyce Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place at 145 Fairfield Ave., Oct. 27. Suzanne Karsten, 49, 914 West Hubbard No. 106, theft by unlawful taking at 53 Donnermeyer Drive, Oct. 27. Stephanie Dietz, 26, 1522 Eastern Ave., theft by unlawful taking at 53 Donnermeyer Drive, Oct. 27. Roger Gardner, 43, 3411 Wabash No. 1, theft by unlawful taking at 53 Donnermeyer Drive, Oct. 27. Charles Taylor Ii, 38, 532 Berry, theft by unlawful taking at 53 Donnermeyer drive, Oct. 27. Scott Bowen, 51, 1106 Alpine St.,

theft by unlawful taking, fleeing and evading, giving false name and address, warrant at 53 Donnermeyer drive, Oct. 29. Sandra Wells, 40, 357 Taylor No. 4, disorderly conduct at 241 Grandview Drive, Oct. 29.

FORT THOMAS Arrest

Charles Heisler, 55, 778 Flint Ridge, disorderly conduct at 85 North Grand Ave., Oct. 22. Benjamin Thompson, 21, 7748 Ravenswood Drive, receiving stolen property at 1321 Alexandria Pike, Oct. 23. Anthony Wayne Booth, 29, 3314 Emerson St., careless driving, DUI at Moock Road and Ravine, Oct. 24. Nicholas Suedkamp, 19, 25 Kathy Lane, DUI at 131 South Grand Ave., Oct. 25. Christopher Hubbard, 34, 5816 Woodmont Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place at Tower Hill at North Fort Thomas Ave., Oct. 25. Gregory Adam Hubbard, 29, 25147 Webster Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place at Tower Hill at North Fort Thomas Ave., Oct. 25. Magdalena Kazmierczak, 31, 6601 Beechmont Ave. No. 49, DUI at I471 south at I-275, Oct. 26. Jennifer Sutton, 33, 410 Westgate Drive Apt. A, DUI at I-471, Oct. 17. Christopher Carr, 20, 208 West 32nd St., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 85 North Grand Ave., Oct. 17. Sean Williams, 20, 3570 Wolf Road, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 85 North Grand Ave., Oct. 17. Shannon Thiery, 38, 1627 North Fort Thomas Ave., warrant, DUI at 85 North Grand Ave., Oct. 17.

Sean Williams, 20, 3570 Wolf Road, warrant at 100 block of Highland, Oct. 17. Chrsiptopher Carr, 20, 208 West 32nd St., warrant at 100 block of Highland, Oct. 17. Christopher Burton, 18, 17 Rossmore Ave., fleeing or evading, possession of alcohol by a minor at 19 Park Lane, Oct. 18. Joshua Salandino, 18, 10 Park Place No. 1, possession of marijuana at 19 Park Lane, Oct. 18. Amanda Lawwill, 21, 456 Boots Lane, DUI, careless driving at I275, Oct. 20. Julie Zinveli, 42, 127 Park Place Apt. 2, warrant at 127 Park Place Apt. 2, Oct. 21.

Reported at 1321 Alexandria Pike, Oct. 23. Reported at 18 Brentwood Place, Oct. 23.

Sergio Gabriel Coronado, 28, 2 Walnut St. No. 4, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 206 Electric Ave., Oct. 25. Carl Hanna, 47, 161 Bonnie Lynn Terrace, warrant at 161 Bonnie Lynn Terrace, Oct. 23. Thomas Chard, 29, 48 19Th St., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 2401 Alexandria Pike, Oct. 24. Dennis Downing, 40, 334 10Th St., possession of marijuana at 2401 Alexandria Pike, Oct. 24. Evan Wehmeyer, 24, 3625 Stettinius Ave., DUI at Alexandria Pike and Sunset, Oct. 23. Emily Brandt, 22, 429 North Fort Thomas Ave., first degree wanton endangerment, possession of a legend drug at 2298 Alexandria Pike, Oct. 22. Marissa Kiefer, 21, 8975 Main St., warrant at Alexandria Pike and Henry, Oct. 20. Jeffrey Rothert, 39, 1913 Highland Ridge, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct at 111 Meadow Vista Court Apt. E, Oct. 18. John Mcgovney, 48, 65 Bon Jan Lane, second degree disorderly conduct, menacing at 71 Bon Jan Lane, Oct. 18. Timothy Newkirk, 26, 11 Bordeaux Drive Apt. 4, warrant at 11 Bordeaux Drive Apt. 4, Oct. 18. Ashley Scott, 24, 1511 Highland Ridge, fourth degree assault at 1511 Highland Ridge, Oct. 17.

Reported at 1914 Monmouth St., Oct. 19.

Reported at 46 Linet Ave., Oct. 24.

Incidents/reports Second degree burglary

Reported at 58 Holmes Ave., Oct. 26.

Second degree criminal mischief Reported at 170 Clover Ridge Ave., Oct. 17.

Theft by unlawful taking

Reported at 428 South Fort Thomas Ave., Oct. 26. Reported at 26 Lockwood Place no. 2, Oct. 26. Reported at 33 Lockwood Place, Oct. 26. Reported at 85 North Grand Ave., Oct. 27. Reported at 85 North Grand Ave., Oct. 16. Reported at 84 Madonna Place, Oct. 20.

Theft by unlawful taking from auto Theft of identity

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS/ SOUTHGATE Arrest

Amy Sebree, 19, 2026 Benton Road, warrant at Alexandria Pike and Moock Road, Oct. 26. James Sanders, 20, 2026 Benton Road, warrant at Alexandria Pike and Moock Road, Oct. 26. Teresa Jones, 52, 66 Linet Ave., warrant at 66 Linet Ave., Oct. 26. William Funtz, 41, 3891 Canyon Court 3A, warrant at 25 Alexandria Pike, Oct. 25.

Incidents/reports Fourth degree assault

Theft by unlawful taking

Reported at 57 Robinson Road, Oct. 16.

Theft of a controlled substance Reported at 227 Johns Hill Road, Oct. 23.

Third degree burglary

Reported at 926 Ravine Circle, Oct. 22.

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RECORDER About police reports

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. Antonio Edward, 33, 1003 Brighton, fourth degree assault at 402 West 10th St., Oct. 19. Alyssa Ross, 20, 4515 Smith Road No. 8, third degree criminal trespassing at I-471 north, Oct. 18. Katherine Bell, 22, 9473 Conklin Ave., third degree criminal trespassing at I-471 north, Oct. 18. Dustin Wilson, 20, 225 West 10th St., fourth degree assault at 225 West 10th St., Oct. 17. Ryan Wuilleumier, 21, 45 Madonna Place, theft by unlawful taking at 82 Carothers Road, Oct. 15. Deborah Carter, 50, 4014 Allston St., theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Oct. 15. James Cooks, 31, 4062 Mardon Place, fourth degree assault at 534 Brighton St., Oct. 29. Richard Dickerson Jr., 35, 926 Putnam St., theft degree manslaughter at 998 Monmouth St., Oct. 27. Eugene Long, 21, 1224 Scott St., possession of marijuana at 10th and Patterson, Oct. 26. Anthony Mitchell, 34, 450 Commonwealth, first degree fleeing at 10th and Patterson, Oct. 26. Dawn Brunner, 25, 736 Liberty St., fourth degree assault at 736 Liberty St., Oct. 25. Karen Jean Montgomery, 23, 206 Cleveland, theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Oct. 23. Olivia Lavena-Gail Stamper, 24, 201 Clay St. Apt. 1, theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Oct. 23.

Third degree criminal mischief

Incidents/reports Receiving stolen property, failure to maintain insurance

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Theft by unlawful taking

Reported at 30 Terrace Ave., Oct. 26.

Arrest

Reported at 401 Central Ave., Oct. 23.

Roger Eversole, 31, 601 Central Ave., fraudulent use of a credit card at 601 Central Ave., Oct. 22.

Reported at 82 Carothers Road, Oct. 19. Reported at 82 Carothers Road, Oct. 13.

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On the record

November 5, 2009

DEATHS Rosemary Ackerman

Rosemary Anna Ackerman, 87, Melbourne, died October 27, 2009, at her home. She worked at the J.W. Alford Plant. Survivors include her sister, Irene Ackerman Schack of Melbourne. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Camp Springs.Memorials: Saint Joseph Church, 6829 Four Mile Road, Camp Springs, KY 41059.

Dorothy Bluhm

Dorothy L. Buckler Bluhm, 79, Alexandria, died Oct. 27, 2009, at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Cincinnati. Her husband, Robert Bluhm, died in 2004. Survivors include her sisters, Evy Buckler and Opal Walters, both of Cold Spring, and Elsie Fink of Fairfield; brothers, Dan Buckler of California, Ky., and Fred Buckler of Alexandria. Burial was in Grand View Cemetery, Mentor.

Ethan Boesch

Ethan M. Boesch, 16, California, died Oct. 28, 2009, at University Hospital, Corryville. He was a junior at Bishop Brossart High School, Alexandria, where he was on the wrestling team. He worked part-time for Castellini Co. in Wilder. Survivors include his parents Vernon and Julie Bankemper Boesch of California; brothers, Tyler Boesch of Alexandria and Zachary Boesch of

California; grandparents, William and Joyce Bankemper of California, Henry and Evelyn Boesch of California; and great-grandmother, Dorothy Traud of Cold Spring. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: Bishop Brossart High School, 4 Grove St., Alexandria, KY 41001-1295.

Edith Duenne

Edith Ruth Yelton Duenne, 83, a homemaker, Cold Spring, died Oct. 24, 2009, at her home. Her husband, Robert Edward Duenne, died in 2006. Survivors include daughters, Karen Kremer of Southgate and Diana Duenne-Sonnega of Moscow, Ohio; brother, Marion “Bud” Yelton of Silver Grove; sisters, Sarah Leighty of Melbourne, Fla. and Mary Kay Yelton of Lexington; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: American Heart Association 5211 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Kathleen Fee

Kathleen F. Blaut Fee, 60, Alexandria, died Oct. 25, 2009, at her home. She was an office manager for Graeters Ice Cream and member of Immanuel Church of the Nazarene in Highland Heights. Survivors include her husband,

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Jack Fee; son, Brian Fee of Petaluma, Calif.; daughter, Danielle Poe of Southgate; sister, Carol Rittinger of Port Charlotte, Fla. and Terri Johnson of Southgate; and five grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Fares J. Radel Funeral Home, Cold Spring, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Immanuel Church of the Nazarene, 33 Renshaw Road, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

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Memorials: Sts. Peter & Paul Building Fund, 2162 California Cross Roads, California, KY 41007.

Russell Jenkins

Doug Geiger, 58, of Sylacauga, Ala., formerly of Alexandria, died Oct. 20, 2009, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, Ala. His father, Cletus Geiger, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Walker Geiger of Sylacauga; sisters, Millie Caldwell, Rose Geiger, Betty Boesch and Linda Holt, all of California, Ky., and brother, Paul Geiger of California, Ky. Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Evelyn Geiger, 210 A South Broadway Ave., Sylacauga, Ala. 35150.

Russell E. Jenkins, 87, Alexandria, died Oct. 29, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. He was a yard master for the C & O Railroad in Silver Grove, a World War II Navy veteran, member of Ralph Fulton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6423 Erlanger & American Legion Post 0219 Alexandria. His wife, Dorothy Voges Jenkins, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Sandra Twehues and Diana Dillion of Melbourne; son, Robert Jenkins of Sammamish, Wash.; sisters, Margaret Moher of Alexandria, Ammizetta Neiser of Union, Mo., and Etta Mae Rifkin of Highland Heights; brothers, Thomas Jenkins of Silver Grove and Robert Walker Jenkins of San Jose, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Entombment was in Alexandria Cemetery Mausoleum. Alexandria Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

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Jane Steffen Geiger, 80, California, died Oct. 27, 2009, at St.Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and a bus monitor for Campbell County Schools. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish of California, Sts. Peter & Paul Seniors, and Sun Valley Senior Citizens. Her husband, Cletus Geiger, and son, Doug Geiger, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Millie Caldwell, Rose Geiger, Betty Boesch and Linda Holt, all of California; son, Paul Geiger of California; sisters, Mary Margaret Allender of Highland Heights and Dorothy Kool of California; brothers, Harold W. Steffen and Pete Steffen, both of Alexandria; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, California.

Margaret Elizabeth Jennings, 89, Florence, died Oct. 27, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and a volunteer at St. Elizabeth Covington. She was also a member of Florence Baptist Church and volunteer at Colonial Heights Retirement Community. Her husband, Ernest T. Jennings, died in 1986. Survivors include her sons, Robert Jennings of Alexandria and Thomas Jennings of Park Hills; daughter, Barbara Smith of Loveland; brothers, James Hughes of Cleves and John “Jack” Hughes of Tampa, Fla.; sister, Helen Frey of Kenwood; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Swindler & Currin Funeral Home, Latonia, handled the

arrangements. Memorials: Florence Baptist Church, 642 Mt. Zion Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Billie Jett

Billie Griffith Jett, 81, of Alexandria, formerly of Breathitt County, died Oct. 26, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was the owner of Billie’s Country Kitchen in Alexandria and Jett’s Bait Shop for 25 years in Newport. Her husband, Zeke Jett Jr. and grandson, Justin Jett, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Lillian Trent of Jackson; sons, Allen Jett of Southgate and Jeff Jett of Alexandria; sisters, Hallie Moore of Winchester, Kathleen Thomas of Jackson, Birdie Noble and Gladys Conley of Bethany, Dollie Zehnders of Winchester and Monzell Turner of Flagler Beach, Fla.; brothers, Grover Griffith of Winchester, Joe Griffith and George Griffith Jr. of Bethany; seven grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren.

Bill Kiddy

Bill Kiddy, 85, Alexandria, died Oct. 26, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood. He was owner of Kiddy Cars in Newport. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of Newport Masonic Lodge #358 F. & A.M. and Indra Consistory of the Scottish Rite Valley of Covington. He was also a member of the Campbell County VFW Post 3205, Alexandria. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Janet Spencer Kiddy; daughters, Judy Adams of Clarryville, Ky., Judy Eads of Alexandria and Betty Jean Kiddy of Cincinnati; son, Butch Kiddy of Inverness, Fla.; and several grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

Margaret Littrell

Margaret “Marty” Littrell, 62, Elsmere, died Oct. 24, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Florence.

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Jean Elizabeth Weyman Ruschman, 84, Fort Thomas, died Oct. 29, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a clerk for Campbell County, member of St. Therese Church in Southgate, Catholic Order of Foresters, Silver Bells and Bows of Silver Grove, Southgate Super Seniors and she volunteered for St. Luke Hospital. Her daughter, Marleen Elizabeth Delaney, died in 1974. Survivors include her husband, Paul Ruschman; daughters, Karen Sue Nessler of Alexandria, Barbara Jean Geiman and Nancy Carol Ruschman of Cold Spring; brother, Edward Weyman of California; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Therese Parish, 11 Temple Place, Southgate, KY 41071; or Bishop Brossart High School in memory of Marlene Delaney, 4 Grove St., Alexandria, KY 41001.

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