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Park Hills considers study change By Regan Coomer

Park Hills confirmed moving toward approving an amendment to the small area study of Dixie Highway at the request of Covington Catholic High School at the Jan. 25 caucus meeting. “I absolutely think we can work it out,” said Council Member Steve Ryan, who was chair of the study task force. Mayor Michael Hellmann and Covington Catholic High School Principal Bob Roe presented information on the compromise formed by the city and school at the meeting. The agreement is the result of a debate that occurred earlier this

month at the Kenton County Planning Commission when the small area study was before the commission for approval and adoption into the Kenton County Comprehensive Plan. Much discussion ensued when school officials said they were concerned the study as it stands restricts further CCHS expansion. School officials also denied having proper notification of the study while it was ongoing. CCHS’s recent purchase of two properties in the study area also needed to be taken into account in the study, officials said. “I want to apologize for being late to the game,” Roe told council, saying he is aware of the hard work and time that has gone into

the study. “We feel like we’ve come to an agreement.” In a memo to Hellmann, Roe asked the recommended land use map in the study be updated to designate the two properties recently purchased by the school as “Community Facilities.” In addition, Roe asked that a sentence be added to the study on page 48 after the sentence which defines a mixed land use in the study area: “This could include small offices, retail or residential condominiums.” The added sentence, Roe stated, would read as follows: “Expansion of the adjacent Community Facilities is also envisioned as a possible use on property which the study designates as

mixed use and which is presently located in a residential zoning district.” Council members said they were willing to consider the adoption of Roe’s requests, but wanted to make sure there was proper public involvement in the amendment because the study is the result of 14 months of research, public hearings and special meetings. “We talked to area planning and we’re waiting for the recommendation as to how far back we need to go in the public process,” Ryan explained. “We will find out whether we need to have a special meeting or hearing and go from there.”

Departments team up for icy rescue By Jason Brubaker

Erlanger Police Captain Tim Deye knows some people may be skeptical of the department’s actions during a call in the earlymorning hours on Jan. 16. He also knows it doesn’t matter. “Our job is to serve and protect our residents, and that includes their pets,” he said. “Anyone who has a pet or has had one understands that they’re members of the family, and we just view something like this as part of our jobs.” “This” doesn’t begin to describe the odd circumstances and heroic timing that resulted from that pre-dawn phone call however. When a caller reached the dispatch center that morning, he described a dog that was stuck in the middle of a lake just off Narrows Road, near the Deer Chase subdivision. The dog had apparently fallen through the thin layer of ice covering the lake, and was growing increasingly frantic in the freezing water. “Our biggest concern was that we didn’t want people to try to rescue him themselves, because they didn’t have the proper equipment or resources,” said Deye. “We later found out that someone


According to Edgewood Fire Volunteer David MacMillan, Woody is doing well in recovering from his unexpected late-night swim. The county is still working to find him a permanent home. had indeed fallen in the lake trying to help him, and fortunately, they weren’t hurt. But it could

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have been much worse.” The Erlanger crew arrived on the scene as quick as possible, followed shortly by a crew from Edgewood. Once assessing the situation, they called in their Technical Rescue Team, who were then outfitted in special wet suits that could help them withstand the freezing water. With a small crowd of people watching, Deye said a team member slowly crept out onto the ice, nearing the dog. Just then, the ice gave way, sending the rescue worker into the water himself. “I guess the dog was in shock or scared, but he was swimming away from the rescuer, which was obviously making it harder,” recalled Edgewood volunteer David MacMillan. “But he managed to catch up to him, grab him and get him out of the water, which saved his life.” Once the dog was free of the water, the rest of the crew quickly hauled him back off the ice, and

then proceeded to warm him up with towels, blankets and a heater. “It was pretty amazing to see the people there and how much they all cared,” said MacMillan. “I mean, people risked their own safety for this dog. It just shows that if we’ll do this for a dog, then we’ll go above and beyond for a person in trouble.” Deye agreed. “It was definitely an eventful night, and we’re just glad it came out okay with no one getting hurt,” he said. With no tags, MacMillan said the dog was given to Kenton County Animal Control, and although still recovering, is doing well and waiting for a permanent home. MacMillan said the crews nicknamed him “Woody”. “I think it shows the professionalism and compassion of the people in the departments,” he said. “We’re just glad the story came out with a happy ending.”

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January 28, 2010

Kenton’s primary to decide five major races By Regan Coomer

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It may be January, but in the minds of many political hopefuls, it’s already May, when the primary will decide several Kenton County offices, including Judge-Executive. “I’m excited,” said Villa Hills Republican Steve Arlinghaus, one of three candidates hoping to take over when Judge-Executive Ralph Drees’ term is up in December. “I think it’s great Kenton County voters have a choice.” Arlinghaus said county government needs to work on trust. “I think there’s been a lack of transparency with this fiscal court and their abilities to work with the various cities,” he said. Fellow candidate and Republican Scott Kimmich, an Erlanger resident and Kenton County’s Deputy Judge-Executive, said he’s

enjoying his time on the campaign trail. “It’s been a great experience,” Kimmich said. “I’m going to run the same campaign whether there’s one or two people running against me.” The third candidate, Republican Dan Moening of Independence, was a late file to the race, and couldn’t be reached for comment. The deadline to file for county races, Covington commission, Erlanger council and mayor, and Independence mayor and council was Tuesday Jan. 26. Here’s how the rest of the 2010 races have shaped up after the Jan. 26 deadline: • Kentucky State Repre sentative District 64 : Thomas Kerr filed, unopposed • Kentucky State Repre sentative District 65: Arnold Simpson filed, unopposed. • Kenton County Fiscal Court: Running unopposed for Kenton Commissioner District 1 is Covington

Republican Beth Sewell. Incumbent and Taylor Mill resident Sara Reeder Voelker, Steve Arlinghaus Republican, Republicans Jon Draud of Edgewood and Pat Dressman of Independence and Democrat Thomas Elfers of Edgewood will run for the Kenton Commissioner District 2 seat. Commission District 3 incumbent and Crescent Springs resident Kris Knochelmann, Republican, is running unopposed. • Kenton County Attor ney: Incumbent Republican Garry Edmondson of Fort Wright will run against Republican Donald Nageleisen of Independence. • Kenton County Clerk: Incumbent Republican Rodney Eldridge of Taylor Mill will run against Republican Gabrielle Summe of Fort Wright. • Kenton County Jailer:

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pendence. • Kenton County Sheriff: Incumbent Republican Chuck Korzenborn of Edgewood will run against Republican Marc Chapman of Edgewood. • Kenton County Consta ble District 1: Republican Danny Cope of Covington and Democrat Mark Wolnitzek of Park Hills. • Kenton County Consta ble District 2: Democrat Timothy Saylor of Covington and Republican Charles Steger of Walton. • Kenton County Consta ble District 3: Republican Michael Moffitt of Fort Wright and Democrat Henry Reece of Elsmere. • Kenton County Coro ner: Incumbent Republican David Suetholz of Fort

Mitchell running unopposed. • Kenton County Magis trate District 1: Democrat Linda Scully of Latonia running unopposed. • Kenton County Magistrate District 2: Republican Mary Blount of Edgewood running unopposed. • Kenton County Magistrate District 3: Republican Katherine Shumate of Fort Mitchell. • Kenton County PVA: Democrat incumbent Mark Vogt of Covington running unopposed. • Kenton County Survey or: Incumbent Republican James Shumate of Villa Hills running unopposed. Erlanger Mayor: • Incumbent Thomas Rouse running unopposed. • Erlanger City Council: Incumbents Randy Blankenship, Jim Burger, Kevin Burke, Tom Cahill, John Dunhoft, Keith Henry, Bill Howard, Vicky Kyle, Shane Longshore, Corine Pitts, Renee Skidmore and Patty Suedkamp will run

against James Brown, Rick Ernst and Stephen Knipper for the 12-seat council. • Independence Mayor: Incumbent Chris Moriconi running unopposed. City • Independence Council: Incumbents Mary Pat Behler, Jim Bushong, Margaret Cook, Carol Franzen, Mike Little and Donna Yeager will run against Thomas Brinker, Marcus Cook, Donald Randall Sr., and Chris Reinersman for the six-seat council. • Covington Commis sion: Incumbents Sherry Carran, Shawn Masters and Mildred Rains will run against Steve Casper, Michael Connett, Steve Frank, Fritz Kuhlmann, Joe Mardis, John Prescott, Tom Schadler, Damian Sells, Ray Murphy, Jim Titus, Rick Trulley and Paul Wright for the six-seat commission. Due to the number of candidates, there will be a primary in May.

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Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties will be participating in a counting of the homeless that is occurring across Kentucky. This year’s count is from midnight to 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. Michael Hurysz, human

services specialist with the Northern Kentucky Area Development District, said the count is done to be better able to provide services to the homeless and to have better access to resources for them. Last year’s count found 39 total homeless in Boone County, 83 in Campbell and 250 in Kenton County.

Hurysz said agencies that provide services to the homeless in Northern Kentucky will be involved in the count. The agencies involved are NorthKey, Transitions Inc., Welcome House of Northern Kentucky, Brighton Center Inc., United Ministries and the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission.

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January 28, 2010

Boone County group helps artist come out of her shell

By Patricia A. Scheyer

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Margie Lakeberg has always been artistic, but the Fort Wright resident recently joined the Boone County Visual Arts Association and for the past year has been pleasantly surprised at just how artistic she really is. “I won an award when I was 7 for an art project, but I really started painting when I was in high school in Roselle, Ill.,” Lakeberg

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said. “Being in the Boone County Visual Arts has really encouraged me to show my work. I used to be very shy about showing my art work, but the reaction of people has been very good, so I’m coming out of my shell.” In college, Lakeberg majored in photography, so that she could take pictures of scenarios she wanted to paint, and then paint them at her leisure. “This fall I took part in the Fresh Art program at Behringer Crawford museum, where the artists go out into Devou Park and paint something, and then they are auctioned off that night,” she explained. “I really like painting on location, but obviously you


Artist Margie Lakeberg holds a picture that won Best of Show in a juried art show in Crescent Springs. can’t always do that, so taking pictures of what you want to paint is the next best thing.” Lakeberg says she has been painting with oils a lot,

although she has done watercolors, and when her children didn’t use a pastel set she bought, she started using the pastels and is pleased with them.

“Some people have told me pastels are harder because they are more unforgiving, but I just mess around with it until it works,” she said. “My first love is landscapes, but I have a lot of animal pictures, and I like to put animals into landscapes.” Lakeberg doesn’t really know where her talent came from, but said her dad dabbled in paints when he retired, and she remembers a cousin who was artistic. Being in the Boone County Visual Arts Association, Lakeberg has realized that art is an integral part of her personality. She feels a deep satisfaction in setting aside time to create her art. “One of my favorite pieces is very simple – the side of a garage in Ludlow,

which doesn’t sound artistic, but the play of light and shadows and color is very good,” Lakeberg said. “In addition to allowing me to show my art, being in the Visual Arts gives me a chance to be with other artists, sharing ideas. I’d encourage any artist to join the Visual Arts.” Mary Jo Blackwell is the current president of the Boone County Visual Arts Association, and she agrees that the organization supports the efforts of local artists. The group’s Web site is The group also has a Facebook page. “We give each other confidence and advice,” Blackwell said. “We get things done, and it’s just plain fun.”

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Beechwood to make billboard presentation By Jason Brubaker

The Beechwood School Board is expected to make a presentation about their billboard proposal at the next Fort Mitchell council meeting, scheduled for Feb. 1. The school board proposed the idea last fall of placing two billboards on the far edge of their property near I-75 to generate additional revenue. The board has entered into a lease agreement with Norton Outdoor Advertising to handle content on the billboards, and has appealed to the city council to enter a text amendment on their behalf to the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission. “This is a way of thinking outside of the box to generate revenue without having to raise taxes,” said school board chairman Michael Dammert last fall. “This is a way to continue to improve our district without putting more of a burden on the taxpayers, because we know times are tough right now.” Since presenting the original idea, the billboard debate has raged in the city, with some residents saying they don’t want to see large billboards as they drive through the city. Other residents have questioned the content of the ads, and the boards’ ability to regulate it.

In November, the Kenton County Mayors’ Group issued a resolution urging the Fort Mitchell council to reject the proposal, and Crescent Springs Mayor Jim Collett and Crestview Hills Mayor Paul Meier have both attended recent Fort Mitchell council meetings to speak out against the billboards. Dammert has repeatedly said that the school board has no timetable for wanting a decision to be made, and that they’re willing to work with the council and residents to address concerns. Since the proposal has undergone some changes since last fall as the board and city have worked to address to language on a potential amendment, Superintendent Glen Miller said the board plans to make a full presentation with the updated plans. “I think the board just wants to set some things straight,” he said. “There’s been some different information and questions out there, so they want to address those.” The meeting will be at 7 p.m., and is open to the public. The city is expected to move the meeting out of the council chambers to accommodate a larger crowd, but no location has been announced yet. For more information, contact the city at 3311212.


The Recorder wins state awards Three Community Recorder staff members were named winners in the 2009 Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers contest at the Kentucky Press Association convention in Lexington Jan. 22. Senior editor Nancy Daly won a first place for Best Editorial for “Water rescue team shows professionalism” in the Boone County

Recorder. Editorial assistant Adam Kiefaber won first place for Best Sports Feature Story about Allison Setser, a Cooper High School basketball player who forgot everything after suffering a stage 3 concussion during a game. “Return to the court will be memorable” is the story of Setser’s perseverance

With U.S. Census workers expected to be in the area beginning in February, city officials have warned residents to be on the lookout for any scams or suspicious activity. Villa Hills Police Chief Dan Goodenough spoke about the census at the Jan. 20 city council meeting, advising residents to know what census workers will be

looking for, and what information not to give out. “Unfortunately, there are people who will take advantage of the Census going on, and they’ll be looking to scam people,” he said. “So it’s important that people understand what the Census involves, so they don’t become a victim.” The Erlanger city council also took time to warn residents about potential scams last year as Census workers were out in the community


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Daly as she dealt with the adjustments in school, at home and eventually with a return to the basketball court. The story appeared in the Boone County Recorder. Sports reporter James Weber won a second place for Best Sports Story for “Coach, team reach milestones at state,” an account of a historic volleyball game



coached by Jenny Mertle of Newport Central Catholic. It appeared in the Campbell County Recorder. Daly also won an honorable mention for Best Editorial for her criticism of a soccer complex’s inclusion on a list of stimulus project requests in Boone County.

Officials warn of census scams By Jason Brubaker

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January 28, 2010

doing the address verification. “I don’t think everyone may know what kinds of questions the Census workers will ask, so it’s important to get this information out there,” said Erlanger council member Patty Suedkamp. Goodenough said that all certified Census workers will have an ID badge and credentials identifying them as such, and they will only contact residents over the

phone, at their homes and through the mail - never through e-mail. He also said that Census workers will not ask for personal financial information, such as bank account number or Social Security numbers. They also will never ask to enter a home. Residents can report any suspicious activity or scams to their local police department. For more information about the U.S. Census, visit

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate rose to 10.7 percent in December 2009 from a revised 10.6 percent in November 2009, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. December 2009’s jobless rate is 3.1 percentage points higher than the 7.6 percent rate recorded in December 2008 for Kentucky. The 10.7 percent rate recorded in December 2009 is the highest since October 2009 when the unemployment rate reached 11.3 percent. The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained at 10 percent from November 2009 to December 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly estimate of the number of employed Kentuckians for December 2009 was 1,840,795 on a seasonally adjusted basis. This figure is down 5,035 from the 1,845,830

employed in November 2009, and down 64,633 from the 1,905,428 employed in December 2008. The monthly estimate of the number of unemployed Kentuckians for December 2009 was 221,052, up 2,546 from the 218,506 Kentuckians unemployed in November 2009, and up 64,262 from the 156,790 unemployed in December 2008. The monthly estimate of the number of Kentuckians in the civilian labor force for December 2009 was 2,061,847. This figure is down 2,489 from the 2,064,336 recorded in November 2009, and down 371 from the 2,062,218 recorded in December 2008. Civilian labor force statistics include non-military workers and unemployed Kentuckians who are actively seeking work. They do not include unemployed Kentuckians who have not looked for employment within the past four weeks.

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At Newport Central Catholic we believe in a faith-based and well rounded high school experience including strong academics, fine arts, sports and extracurricular activities. We provide the skills to help our students succeed in life spiritually, academically and socially.

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CPA Society accepting scholarship applications


Turkey Foot Middle School seventh graders Taylor Bell (left) and Lauren Nemeroff (far right) clap to “Lean on Me” during a check presentation to the Emergency Cold Shelter of Northern Kentucky Jan. 14. The school’ s Cherokee team participated in a three-month-long project to benefit the shelter.

Turkey Foot helps the homeless in Covington

The Kentucky Society of CPAs is accepting applications for its Educational Foundation scholarships now through Jan. 29. Students studying accounting at Kentucky colleges and universities are eligible to apply for the scholarships, generally ranging in amounts from $1,000 to $2,500. Other requirements include that the student must be at least a sophomore; have an overall grade point average of at least 2.75 and an accounting grade point average of 3.0; and have completed the Principles of Accounting course. To apply, students must submit an application form (available online at; college transcript; two recommendations, one of which must be from an accounting faculty member;

and a one-page essay. Becker CPA Review Course grants are also available. Complete details and an application form are available online at KyCPA's student Web site, Completed applications can be mailed to KyCPA, 1735 Alliant Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40299. Those with questions can call Becky Ackerman, KyCPA Foundation manager, at 502-266-5272 or 800-292-1754. Earlier this year, the KyCPA Educational Foundation awarded nearly $57,000 in scholarships to college students studying accounting on behalf of the foundation and other benefactors, plus another $15,000 in CPA exam review grants.

By Regan Coomer

Turkey Foot Middle’s Cherokee team sang a heart-felt rendition of “Lean on Me” in honor of the guests at the Emergency Cold Shelter of Northern Kentucky Jan. 14. The 120 students on the team participated in a service learning project coordinated by Children, Inc. to benefit Covington’s cold shelter. Students solicited donations to make more than 160 sack lunches for the shelter’s homeless and held a bake sale, where they earned $785. “We didn’t know whether it was going to be successful,” said teacher and coordinator Nina Stoker. “I was the most surprised at the enthusiasm and open hearts and minds of all of our students.” A portion of the proceeds were used to buy 10 winter coats. The remainder, $500, was given to cold shelter Director Rachael Winters to sponsor one security deposit for a homeless guest to move to an apartment. The celebration in honor of the project included songs, hugs, and letters written from students to the shelter, which students read at the event. A visit from Winters and four homeless guests to the school in November brought the reason for the project home to one student. “When Mrs. Stoker announced that we were doing something to help the Emergency Cold Shelter, I first thought, ‘Oh, that’s nice,

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Turkey Foot Middle School seventh grader Megan Estenfelder presented a poster signed by students to Rachael Winters, director of the Emergency Cold Shelter of Northern Kentucky, Jan. 14. The students donated $500 to the shelter, which will use it for the security deposit on an apartment for a homeless individual. we’re doing something for a good cause,’” wrote seventh grader Lauren Nemeroff. “But then I met these homeless men and heard their stories, and I realized that this wasn’t just for a ‘good cause,’ this was for people I now knew who made me understand how much they needed my help.” Student Maddy Eilers said she learned it was a struggle for the homeless to make it through the day. “It’s more than just a place to sleep through the night. It’s an awesome place and the people

who sleep there are happy. It’s a good thing the Cherokee Team did for them. Now Rachael has a great big check that she can spend on them as she needs to.” Winters thanked the students for their help. “I just think it’s wonderful. I really feel like our cold shelter has been adopted by Turkey Foot,” she said. “The money is going to go to two people to get an apartment by Feb. 1. Your money will help me pay partial deposit and help us get them into an apartment.”

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Fort Wright Elementary students “Strut Their Stuff” during an open house during Kenton Co. Schools Education Celebration Week., Jan. 10-16. PROVIDED


Fifth-grader Andrew Jones bested older contenders to become Villa Madonna Academy’s geography bee champion. He will advance to a written competition. Top scorers from the written test will move on to state-level competition in the spring. Here Jones accepts his winner’s certificate from social studies teacher Dan Albrinck.


Alan deCourcy, D.Mn., chief academic officer and dean of the faculty at the College of Mount St. Joseph, has announced the dean’s list for the 2009 fall semester. Michael and Brian Romes of Villa Hills made the list. Brian Romes received a 4.0 in his first semester at MSJ. To achieve the dean’s list, a student must earn a minimum 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale while enrolled with a minimum of six credit hours. For information on the school, visit

Western Kentucky

Western Kentucky recently released the names of students who were named to the dean’s and president’s list for the fall 2009 semester. Park Hills students who were honored include James Mayer and Amanda Beers*. Fort Wright students who were honored include Jordan Jones* and Rachel Gumble*. Crescent Springs students who

were honored include Ryan Allen, Lauren Anderson and Jonathan Meyer*. Edgewood students who were honored include Kelly Kamp, Tyler Middendorf, Emily Greenwood*, Carrie Saleba, Edward Murray, Joey Neal, Maria Murray*, David Thomas*, Sean Karlage*, Mitchell Boese and Elaine Burchett. Villa Hills students who were honored include Shannon Crone, Lauren Kanter*, Amy Roberts and Micah McClendon*. Fort Mitchell students who were honored include Justin Ankenbauer, Megan Edwards*, Rebecca Trimbur, Kyle Green*, Christy Culbreth and David Hood*. Other local students who were honored include Carrie Darnell of Morning View and Kelsi Webb* of Crestview Hills. Students making the dean's list have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale. Students on the president's list have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0 and are indicated by an asterisk (*). To be eligible for the either list, students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that semester.


This week in basketball

• Boone County High School boys beat Scott High School 67-50, Jan. 18. Scott’s top-scorer was Keylo Jones with 12 points. • Beechwood High School girls beat Silver Grove High School 68-21, Jan. 19. Beechwood’s topscorer was Brianna McCarthy with 15 points. • Campbell County girls beat Scott High School 5033, Jan. 19. Scott’s top-scorer was Lauren Tibbs with 14 points. • Beechwood High School boys beat Lloyd High School 66-48 in the Ninth Region All “A” quarterfinals, Jan. 20. • Beechwood boys beat Lloyd 66-48 in the Ninth Region All “A” Classic, Jan. 21. Beechwood’s top-scorer was John Pohlgeers with 31 points, including two threepointers. • Scott High School boys beat Pendleton County 8165, Jan. 21. Scott’s top-scorer was Jacob Niederegger with 28 points, including one three-pointer.

Player of the week

Thomas More College senior power forward Daniel McKeehan has been named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. McKeehan led the defending PAC champion Saints back into first place with a pair of dramatic conference wins last week. On Wednesday, his putback at the buzzer helped Thomas More overcome a 21-point second half deficit and win 90-88 at Bethany College. Saturday, McKeehan bucketed a career-high 33 points to lift the Saints to a 91-88 home victory over Thiel College. For the week, he averaged 25.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.0 steals and 3.0 assists per game.

Scholarly soccer player

Thomas More College junior forward Aaron Osborne, a La Salle High School graduate, recently was named Scholar East AllRegion by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Osborne, the 2009 Presidents’ Athletic Conference Player of the Year, carries a 3.45 grade point average in political science. He set the single-season school records for goals (22) and points (49) this season and also set the career school records for goals (48) and points (108). Osborne had two hat tricks in 20 matches played and took 84 shots, including 45 on goal. Osborne and the rest of the Saints finished the 2009 season, 17-3-1 overall and won the PAC regular season and tournament titles for the first time in school history with a 5-0-1 mark in conference and advanced to the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship for the first time in school history.

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Pohlgeers key for Beechwood in All A By James Weber

Jonny Pohlgeers had plenty of inspiration. His Beechwood boys’ basketball team was coming off its first Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference loss in nearly three years. The Tigers entered the All “A” Ninth Region Tournament with the memory of losing in the first round last year. Pohlgeers, a senior guard, posted a career-high 31 points to lead the Tigers to a 66-48 win over Lloyd in a quarterfinal game Jan. 19. On Jan. 22, they bowed out in a loss to Newport 6554. The Lloyd win was the team’s first game after a two-point loss to Dayton Jan. 14, snapping a 33game winning streak in NKAC Division III play. The Tigers had won the conference title the past two years with perfect 14-0 marks. “It’s very big, coming off a loss to Dayton,” Pohlgeers said. “We played well. I was just attacking the rim. My shot hasn’t been falling so I


Beechwood senior guard Nick Hall drives upcourt during the Tigers’ 66-48 win over Lloyd in the All “A” regional Jan. 19 at Dayton. tried to get to the basket.” Pohlgeers is Beechwood’s leading scorer for the year at more than 15 a contest, and also the top rebounder at seven a game. “He decided he was going to take the team on his shoulders,” head coach Rick Shumate said. “We rely on him to do a lot. We’ve got him guarding post players and playing point guard

at times.” Junior guard Tyler Fangman is the second-leading scorer at 12.5 per game and makes nearly half his threepointers. Shumate said he’s one of the best pure shooters he’s ever coached. Fangman had a career-high 30 points against Cumberland County Dec. 30. The third-leading scorer, sophomore forward Corey

Cruse, broke a hand against Dayton and is out for the year. Against Lloyd, freshman Chase Maus filled in admirably at the center spot. “For a kid who was just playing freshman ball a couple of weeks ago – to throw him into the fire in a varsity game, he played very well,” Shumate said. “We’re happy with his maturation process.” Senior guard Nick Hall is the team’s fourth-leading scorer. Another senior, Kyle Daniels, has been out with an ankle injury since Dec. 18 but is expected to return soon. The injuries have created some adversity from the Tigers, who were already dealing with the loss of four starters from last year. Shumate said a 3-1 record in Lloyd’s holiday tournament, in which the Tigers played four days in a row, really helped the team. “We’re really resilient,” he said. “We lost a lot of starters and started slow this year. We got beat bad early.”


Beechwood senior Johnny Pohlgeers goes up for two of his career high 31 points during the Tigers’ 66-48 win over Lloyd in the All “A” regional Jan. 19 at Dayton. After the All “A,” Beechwood resumes conference play at Heritage Jan. 25. The Tigers, 0-2 in 35th District seeding, play their final seeding game Feb. 3 at home against Holy Cross.

Beechwood High sophomore repeats as conference champ

Bowling season past halfway point

By James Weber

Justin Youtsey won last year’s Region 4 boys’ diving championship. But the Beechwood sophomore expects a tough battle as he tries to repeat in early February. Youtsey won the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference championship Jan. 22 at Scott. He scored 472.9 points to edge Scott sophomore Logan Stevens by 13.2. Stevens had edged Youtsey in the Scott Eagle Classic earlier in January. Both are teammates on the U.S. Elite club team from Oxford, Ohio. “He’s a good diver,” Youtsey said. “It will be a battle every week. I had to stay focused and keep my mind on the next dive.” Youtsey has been diving for just four years. He hopes for a strong postseason. The winning score last year at state was 482, and the state champ graduated, indicating both Youtsey and Stevens could have a shot at winning it all. Covington Catholic and Notre Dame repeated as conference team champions. Beechwood was second in boys’ and third in girls’. The Colonels won three events, but had superior depth. Robby Walsh

Draw for tournament

The draws for the 2010 PNC/KHSAA Boys’ and Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Basketball Tournaments will be conducted on Friday, Jan. 29. WKYT-TV (Channel 27) in Lexington will air the draws live beginning at 1 p.m. Insight of Northern Kentucky will also carry the broadcast. Brackets will be posted on the after the broadcast.

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claimed two individual events, and CovCath won the 400 freestyle relay. Notre Dame won eight events, including all three relays. Ellen Williamson and Caitlyn Forman won a pair of open events. Beechwood won seven boys’ events. Shane Coltharp and John Eubanks won a pair of open events and two relays. Krissie Brandenburg won two events and Melissa Thurman one. Dixie Heights’ Cole Garriott won the boys’ 200yard freestyle.

Top-three local finishers: Boys

200 medley relay: 1. Beechwood 1:42.17, 2. Scott 1:47.20, 3. Dixie Heights 1:47.74. 200 free: 1. Cole Garriott (DH) 1:49.34, 2. Michael Miller (BW) 1:49.88. 200 IM: 1. Shane Coltharp (BW) 1:58.20, 2. Max Williamson (CCH) 2:02.73, 3. Tyler Groneck (SCT) 2:02.74. 50 free: 1. Robby Walsh (CCH) 22.28, 3. Ethan Reynolds (SCT) 23.28. Diving: 1. Justin Youtsey (BW) 472.9, 2. Logan Stevens (SCT) 459.7, 3. Bailey Harrison (DH) 437.35. 100 fly: 1. Robby Walsh (CCH) 53.48, 2. Michael Miller (BW), 3. Michael Sherrard (SCT) 59.19. 100 free: 1. John Eubanks (BW) 49.40, 2. Ethan Reynolds (SCT) 50.83. 500 free: 1. Shane Coltharp (BW) 4:43.50, 2. Cole Garriott (DH) 4:59.98, 3. Evan Dulaney (DH) 5:14.90. 200 free relay: 1. BW 1:30.54, 2. CCH 1:31.41. 100 back: 1. John Eubanks (BW) 55.66, 2. Max Williamson (CCH) 55.78. 100 breast: 1. Tyler Groneck (SCT) 1:02.18, 2. Spencer Franzoi (DH) 1:04.92, 3. David O’Hare (BW) 1:10.04. 400 free relay: 1. CCH 3:27.37, 2. Scott 3:30.56 ,3. DH 3:37.66.

By James Weber


Dixie Heights’ Bailey Harrison dives in the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference meet Jan. 22 at Scott. He finished third. 26.13. Diving: 3. Carly Scheper (NDA) 417.6. 100 fly: 1. Ellen Williamson (NDA) 56.87, 3. Mallory Meier (BW) 1:02.34. 100 free: 1. Krissie Brandenburg (BW) 53.16, 2. Mackenzie Margroum (NDA) 55.27, 3. Tully Bradford (NDA) 56.44. 500 free: 1. Molly Hinken (NDA) 5:18.39 2. Natalie Lawson (NDA) 5:28.95. 200 free relay: 1. NDA 1:40.77, 2. BW 1:44.50. 100 back: 1. Caitlyn Forman (NDA) 57.53, 2. Molly Hinken (NDA) 1:02.15. 100 breast: 1. Melissa Thurman (BW) 1:10.97. 400 free relay: 1. NDA 3:46.95, 3. BW 3:59.33.


Ellen Williamson of Notre Dame swims in the girls’ 200 IM Jan. 23 at the NKAC meet.

The bowling season is past the halfway point for Northern Kentucky schools. Teams have completed either seven or eight matches in the 12-week schedule. Seven points are awarded in each match, 84 for the season. Bowlers compete in four districts in each gender. The district champs qualify for the regional tournament. In boys’ action, district leaders are Boone County, Dixie Heights, Newport and Holy Cross. Dixie Heights suffered a setback in its last match, losing 5-2 to Covington Catholic in a tight District 2. Chris Hamilton is sixth in NKY with a 189.8 average and Zach Day is right behind at 189.4. Holy Cross has a commanding lead in District 4. Brian Scheper has a 191.9 average (fifth in NKY). Eric Gregory averages 185 and Jon Kidd 180.

Super Bowl Erlanger: Conner vs. Cooper, CovCath/Notre Dame vs. Highlands, Walton-Verona vs. VMA, Dixie vs. St. Henry. Super Bowl Bellewood: Ryle vs. Newport. Southern Lanes: Campbell vs. Scott, Brossart vs. Dayton. LaRu Lanes: Holy Cross vs. Lloyd. Walt’s Center: Bellevue vs. NewCath.

In girls’, Notre Dame, Campbell and Scott are in a tight battle in District 2. Campbell and Scott meet this week at Southern Lanes in Alexandria. Campbell meets Notre Dame Feb. 4 and NDA and Scott square off Feb. 18. Scott’s Emily Freking leads all of Northern Kentucky with a 170.6 average. Christy Kathman leads NDA with a 156 average. Holy Cross is in control in District 4, led by Brooke Crail, sixth in NKY at 158.5.

Boys standings

District 1: Boone County 40.5-8.5, Conner 21-35, Cooper 1739, Ryle 8-41. District 2: Dixie Heights 44-12, Campbell County 39-10, Covington Catholic 37-19, Scott 34-22, Highlands 29-20. District 3: Newport 42-14, Bishop Brossart 33-16, Newport Central Catholic 27-22, Dayton 24-25, Bellevue 11-38. District 4: Holy Cross 39-17, St. Henry 23.5-25.5, Lloyd 12-37, Walton-Verona 9-40, Villa Madonna 0-49.

Girls standings

District 1: Conner 30-26, Cooper 26-30, Boone 20-29, Ryle 15.5-33.5. District 2: Notre Dame 49-7, Campbell County 43-6, Scott 40.515.5, Dixie Heights 30-26, Highlands 16-33. District 3: Newport 42-14, Dayton 28-28, NewCath 24-25, Brossart 17-32, Bellevue 2-47. District 4: Holy Cross 31-25, VMA 21.5-27.5, St. Henry 19.529.5, Lloyd 14-35.


200 medley relay: 1. Notre Dame 1:52.54, 2. Beechwood 1:54.83. 200 free: 1. Krissie Brandenburg (BW) 1:56.02, 2. Mackenzie Margroum (NDA) 2:00.11, 3. Tully Bradford (NDA) 2:02.42. 200 IM: 1. Ellen Williamson (NDA) 2:10.27, 3. Melissa Thurman (BW) 2:19.36. 50 free: 1. Caitlyn Forman (NDA) 25.08, 2. Annie Davies (BW) 25.87, 3. Kirsten Larson (Calvary)

Schedule for Jan. 28


Dixie Heights senior Tracy Riggs dives in the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference meet Jan. 22 at Scott. She finished 13th. Senior Renae Meek was sixth.

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Last week’s question

Will you still watch American Idol after Simon Cowell leaves?


Next question:

For which team will you root in the Super Bowl? Why? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. have different judges than the same three all the time.” R.L.H.

“Of course. I watch for the (wacky!) contestants, not Simon. I usually don’t watch until the end of the season, when there are about 8 contestants left who actually are talented, but I have caught a couple episodes already this season ... and boy is that funny!!! “Contrary to what Simon might think, his departure won’t be that devastating of a blow. It’ll be good with or without him. It’ll still be fun and entertaining ... and America will still have the (ultimate) vote at the finale, which is what matters on this show. “Pants on the ground ...” Joy K.

“I never could watch ‘American Idol’ in the first place. All it ever represented to me was the continued commoditization of what should be considered an art form. “It churns out a bunch of indistinguishable shapeshifters who perform songs the record company already owns so it won’t have to pay the performer royalties, but can still pay themselves an exorbitant amount of money in return. Which leaves the true originals and innovators out in the dust to fend for themselves.” N.A.B.

“Yes, because it’s about the participants, not the judges. If you’ve watched the preliminary auditions, they’ve had various guest judges. “Simon has softened since he began. I think he’s become more human and is not as harsh or mean. It’s more interesting to

“I never have watched ‘American Idol,’ so Cowell’s departure means nothing to me. Our household watches PBS almost exclusively, except for sporting events.” M.P.B. “Sure, I’ll still watch American Idol after Simon leaves. I don’t watch the show to see the judges; I watch to see the talent or lack of it.” M.K.T.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Gambling is not the answer

Governor Beshear’s idea of allowing slots at racetracks is a dumb idea. Hanging the financial well-being of Kentucky on gambling of any kind is poor public policy. We have scratch-off cards, lottos and powerballs and still the state is in debt. One solution is simple. If people are unhappy that Kentucky money goes to Indiana, they shouldn’t go to the casinos. I don’t. The money that stays in Indiana comes out of the pockets of Kentucky’s losers. Gambling takes money out of the economy. Look at Beshear’s initial casino’s plan. Kentuckians would have to lose $1.5 billion for Kentucky to take in $500 million in revenue. Subtract out the jobs created at the casinos and you still have more than $1 billion going to the casino operators and leaving Kentucky. Add to that the individual financial, addiction and social problems exacerbated by gambling and the results are even worse. Beshear’s gambling proposals indicate his lack of imagination and his poor vision for






Kentucky. He should be focusing on tax reform. There are a lot of good tax reform ideas now on the table in the legislature. Work with them. Edward Smith Aberdeen Road Park Hills

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Topping has detrimental effects Question: Is it too early to start topping my sugar maple trees? Answer : Topping damages hundreds of trees each year in Kentucky. Many people are unaware of the detrimental effects of topping. Trees are subjected to a number of stresses during their lifetime. Topping is also a form of stress, but it is a stress that can be avoided. Topping involves drastic removal or cutting back of large branches in mature trees, leaving stubs. Topping can make a tree hazardous and reduce its life. This practice is frequently the result of trying to manage trees incorrectly planted under power lines or too close to structures. Site selection must always be considered before planting in order to provide the tree with sufficient room to grow. Some homeowners believe that stimulation of new growth associated with topping is actually beneficial to the tree. Although the tree appears rejuvenated with new foliage and branches, this only serves to mask the real damage. Trees are mistakenly topped, under the best of intentions, to remove potentially hazardous dead and diseased branches. Unfortunately, topping indiscriminately removes healthy and unhealthy limbs. Problem limbs are best removed by selective pruning instead of topping. Late February/March is a good time to do this. In some situations, removing large limbs may be necessary; however, correct pruning alternatives such as proper early train-

ing, selective thinning out of branches and limbs, or whole tree removal should be considered and adopted. Removing Mike Klahr much of the tree upsets Community canopy the crown-toRecorder root ratio and columnist cause serious interruption of the tree’s food supply and exposes bark to the sun. A 20-year-old tree has developed 20 years worth of leaf surface area. This leaf surface is needed to manufacture sufficient food to feed and support 20 years worth of branches, trunks and roots. Removing the tree’s normal canopy suddenly exposes bark to the sun’s direct rays, often scalding newly exposed outer bark. Severe sun scald will cause the bark to split and obstruct the flow of nutrients. Topping not only cuts off a major portion of the tree’s food-making potential, it also severely depletes the tree’s stored reserves. It is an open invitation for the tree’s slow starvation. Large branch stubs left from topping seldom close or callus over. Nutrients are no longer transported to large stubs and that part of the tree becomes unable to seal off the injury. This leaves stubs vulnerable to insect invasion and fungal decay. Once decay has begun in a branch stub, it may spread into the main trunk, ultimately killing the tree.

Topping removes all existing buds that would ordinarily produce normal sturdy branches and instead stimulates regrowth of dense, upright branches just below the pruning cut. The watersprouts or suckers that result from topping are not well integrated into the wood of the tree and because of their weak connections and vulnerability, they frequently break. Large limbs then fall, creating a dangerous situation that must be remedied by tree removal. Since watersprout regrowth is generally rapid and vigorous, a topped tree often will grow back to its original height faster and denser than a tree that has been properly pruned or thinned. This makes topping, at best, only a temporary solution to oversized trees. Some tree species such as sugar maple, oak and beech do not readily produce watersprouts. Without the resulting foliage, a bare trunk results and the tree quickly dies. Deteriorating branch stubs, along with weak sucker growth, make topped trees highly vulnerable to wind and ice damage. From an aesthetic aspect, topping disfigures the tree. Unsightly branch stubs, conspicuous pruning cuts and a broom-like branch growth replace its natural beauty and form. Unfortunately, even some “knowledgeable” tree services indiscriminately top trees. Avoid patronizing companies that advocate topping. Mike Klahr is the Boone County Extension Agent for Horticulture.

Courts making law

Does Mitch McConnell have any principles at all? Just eight months ago, he declared, “I believe the role of a judge is to apply the law as written, not create law from the bench.” The conservatives on the Supreme Court did just “create law from the bench” by invalidating campaign finance laws and granting corporations the right to spend as much money as they want to elect and defeat candidates. Mitch McConnell, apparently oblivious to his brazen hypocrisy, praised the news. I guess it's considered judicial activism only when the court makes a decision which doesn't benefit the Republican Party. Tom Whalen Sunset Place Taylor Mill


Paper cranes

Fifth-grade St. Augustine School students Christian Current, Nyra Cordner, and Christi-Anne Beatty display the chain of 1000 origami cranes the students in their class folded. The chain will be sent to Hiroshima, Japan to be placed on the Children's Peace Monument on the grounds of the Peace Memorial Park. The children have worked for months to create the chain after reading the book “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” about the life of Sadako Sasaki and the atomic bomb blast in Hiroshima.

Bill good move for charities One of the things I enjoy about serving as your state senator is being able to help organizations that are doing great things. Through legislation such as Senate Bill 19, that was accomplished. I have to give credit to former Sen. Dick Roeding, because it was his idea. SB 19 exempts pharmacy technicians from the $25 annual renewal fee if they are working for a charitable pharmacy. The Faith Community Pharmacy, located in Crescent Springs, serves the uninsured who cannot afford to purchase prescription medications.


It is the wonderful idea of Northern Kentuckians like Vince Bessler, Beth Tepe Beimesch, and pharmacy director Rosana Aydt, RPh. Last year the pharmacy helped 800 people with more than 23,000 prescriptions. According to Rosana, each patient takes an average of five prescriptions a day, costing around $65 each. Local pharmacists and pharmacy technicians donate their time, and

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the prescriptions are donated by drug companies. Medications needed are typically for the treatment of diabetes and heart conditions. I’m happy to report that SB 19 passed unanimously out of committee and is headed to the Senate floor, where I expect approval. Faith Community Pharmacy is an excellent example of people working together to solve a problem without the assistance of the government. It was satisfying for me to play a small role in sponsoring the legislation that will assist this organization help people who desperately need it.

Rosana Aydt shared with me that the pharmacy will soon be moving from Crescent Springs to the office building on Ky. 18 across from Boone County High School. In addition to the home office, they have seven outreach locations in Carroll, Gallatin, Pendleton, Campbell, Grant, Owen, and Kenton counties. You can contact the pharmacy at 859426-1256. State Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, represents the 11th Senate District which includes Boone and Gallatin Counties and part of Kenton County. He can be reached at 800-372-7181 or at

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Dr. Matthew Grunkemeyer talks with Shannon Jump at the Commonwealth Orthopaedic Center on Jan. 21. The center just opened an After Hours Clinic at their Edgewood location to help patients after normal business hours.

After-Hours Clinic gives patients more options By Jason Brubaker

Dr. Matthew Grunkemeyer knows that injuries don’t always happen during business hours. That’s why he said the Commonwealth Orthopaedic Center decided to open an After Hours Clinic at their Edgewood location, which allows patients to receive treatments later into the evening and on Saturdays The clinic runs from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. during the week, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. “We had heard the horror stories about people having to sit for five hours at the emergency room if something happens after 5 p.m.,”

said Grunkemeyer. “We just wanted to find a way to improve upon that for our patients.” The After-Hours Clinic, which officially opened on Jan. 4, will always have a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant on hand, as well as the on-call physician as a back-up. Patients will have access to the same treatment and services after hours as they would during the normal business day. “We’ve received a positive response so far, and we think it’s going to get better,” said Grunkemeyer. “This is a great way to help the community even more.” Visit www.commonwealth for details.


Take the plunge

Help raise money for the Special Olympics of Kentucky and Ohio by participating in the Polar Bear Plunge (pictured: Members of the U.S. Navy take the plunge in 2009) at Newport on the Levee Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Participants can also register Feb. 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bar Louie. For more information, contact Amy Kute at 513-405-3450 or visit

Going green at home

Learn what you need to build, remodel and update your home during the Home and Remodeling Showcase at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center Feb. 5 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The showcase’s theme is “Think Globally, Act Locally.” At the event, there will be seminars on how to be more energy conscious at work and at home. For more information, call 250-5854 or visit The convention center is located at 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd. in Covington.

Heart health with wine

The IHM Wine Tasting Event, Jan. 30 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., will benefit the American Heart Association. The event will include door prizes, raffles and grab bags. Snacks and sodas will also be provided. For details, call 689-5010 or visit w w w. i h m - k y. o r g . The event will be held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church at 5876 Veterans Way in Burlington.

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Celia Reyer, 27, will take her love of fashion design and history to London in February to work at the world-renowned Museum of London in a position created specifically for her by the senior curator. She’ll be working with the Royal Collections, which dates back to the 1600’s. "I feel like I'm right on the verge of where I want to be in my career," she said of the opportunity.

On the edge of a dream By Jason Brubaker

Despite a lengthy resume full of varied accomplishments, including putting on her own fashion show at age 22, international fashion experience and two degrees, Celia Reyer still doesn’t feel she’s where she can be. Not quite yet. “But I do feel like I’m on the right path to doing what I’m supposed to do with my life,” said the 27-year old Edgewood resident. It’s the next step in Reyer’s path that sets her apart from many of her peers. In February, she will begin a sixmonth stint as the curatorial resident at the Museum of London, an urban history museum where she’ll work with senior curator Beatrice Behlen. In the position, which was created specifically for her by Behlen, she’ll be able to work daily with the Royal Fashion Collection, which dates back to the 1600’s. “I love fashion and I have always loved history, so this is an incredible honor for me,” she said. Reyer’s love of fashion began at an early age, and combined with the business acumen she learned from her two entrepreneurial parents, her career

path seemed simple. However, Reyer said she doesn’t see herself as just a fashion designer, working to develop her own line in order to mass-produce it for a large profit. To her, fashion is much deeper, as is her inspiration for each of her designs. “When I’m thinking of ideas, I try to use a very specific scenario to see where someone might like to wear this, and how it would look in the light, and how it would look with their skin tone, and on and on,” she explained. “I love being able to have an idea and make it come to life just the way you pictured.” To hone her craft and gain experience, Reyer has built up an impressive resume of accomplishments. She earned a degree in fashion design from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Northern Kentucky University. She was a contributing consultant for the 16th Annual Academy Award Costume Design Exhibition, and also created some preliminary designs the ABC sitcom “Ugly Betty.” Recently she spent time in Scotland doing an independent study of historical fashion, and previously served as the costume designer for several offBroadway productions.

She also served as a fashion curator for the Cincinnati Museum Center and a curatorial assistant for the Cincinnati Arts Association and the Covington Arts District, both of which helped prepare her for hew newest assignment. “I had never really thought about working in a museum setting before, but it’s certainly a great way to do what I love,” said Reyer. Natalie Bowers, the manager of the Covington Arts District, said Reyer’s selection for the position in London didn’t surprise her. “Her talent is so multi-faceted and she just has a vision that can’t be taught,” said Bowers. “It was never of a question of if she would succeed. She’s destined for great things, and we’re just so proud of her.” Bowers also said she knows that Reyer’s drive won’t allow her to slow down. To show their support for Reyer, the Arts District even organized a fundraiser to provide her with living costs while she is in London, as her visa won’t allow her to earn a salary. “To have the community support me like they have is unbelievable,” said Reyer. “I just have a good feeling about the way things are going, and I’m really excited to begin.”

NKY CHAMBER NEWS Chamber accepting applications for professional of the year

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2010 Administrative Professional of the Year. This award is annually given to a Chamber member who embodies quality, operational efficiency, exceptional customer service, and a friendly team-driven work ethic. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 26 and the person selected as the 2010 Administrative Professional of the Year will be recognized at the Administrative Professionals Breakfast on Wednesday, April 21. The winner of the award will also be given a prize package worth over $200. To submit a nomination, please visit and fill out the form located on the home page. The application can be submitted online or

sent to the chamber. For questions or more information, contact Tara Sorrell Proctor at

Chamber promotes free enterprise young audience initiative

Since the launch of the U.S. Chamber Campaign for Free Enterprise, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has been making strides to support the principles of the campaign. Recently, the NKY Chamber and Education Alliance of Northern Kentucky have announced with Junior Achievement (JA) to implement Free Enterprise ideas in middle schools, as part of the Campaign’s Youth Initiative. The Free Enterprise Campaign’s goal is to educate Americans about the value of ingenuity in creating new jobs and the need to preserve the Free Enterprise system that makes the American econo-

my so unique. According to Gary Beatrice, President, Business Benefits, “In my mind we owe it to our country to instill in our young people an understanding and appreciation for this uniquely American trait; we owe it to our children and to our future generations to cultivate and develop our future entrepreneurs”. This partnership project plans to consist of up to 60 volunteers from the NKY Chamber Board and member companies who are willing to use the identified curriculum at area middle schools and present the message of Free Enterprise in late winter and early spring of this year. This partnership will not only help meet goals of the Free Enterprise Campaign, but also allow JA to reach and educate aditional middle school students. If you are interested in being part of this effort, please contact Amanda Dixon at for details.


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Tea Tasting, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, 411 E. 10th St. In observance of National Tea Month. Featuring Elmwood Inn Teas. Reservations recommended. Through Jan. 30. 2614287. Newport.


Karaoke, 8 p.m. Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 356-1440. Independence. Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, 426-0490. Fort Wright.


Hillbilly Thursday, 9 p.m. With Johnny Berry & the Outliers. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Free. 431-2201. Newport. Chatham County Line, 8 p.m. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $12, $10 advance. 431-2201. Newport.


Lee Stolar Trio, 7 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. With John Von Ohlen. 261-2365; Covington.


Shadowbox After Dark, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Comedy sketches and music by BillWho? Dedicated to love, relationships and all the fun between the sheets. $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. 5817625; Newport.


American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St. Beginners welcome. $4. Presented by Northern Kentucky Bridge Club. 689-5743; Elsmere. F R I D A Y, J A N . 2 9


Fiber Arts: Crochet, 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Bring an existing project or start a new one. All experience levels. Teens and adults. 491-3942; Covington.


A New Year of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 9571940; Covington.


Interior Views, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sandra Small Gallery, Free. 291-2345; Covington.


Winter Blues Fest, 6 p.m. Includes BITS Band, The Dukes, Miss Lissa & Company, Ralph & Rhythm Hounds, Dick & the Roadmasters, Chuck Brisbin & Tuna Project, II Juicy, Sonny’s Lounge All Blues Band, Them Bones, Goshorn Brothers, Crosstown Blues Band, Noah Wotherspoon, and more. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Bands perform on main and parlour stages and Junie’s Lounge. Open Blues Jam 12:30 a.m. each night. Ages 18 and up. Benefits Blues in the Schools program. $15, $10 members. Presented by Cincy Blues Society. 431-2201; Newport.


Whiskey Creek, 10 p.m. Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 356-1440. Independence.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. 261-2365; Covington.

MUSIC - OLDIES Blue Stone Ivory, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $5. 441-4888. Cold Spring. ON STAGE - COMEDY

Rob Schneider, 8 p.m. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Ages 21 and up. Emmy-nominated actor and comedian. $25. 957-2000; Newport.


Shadowbox After Dark, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. 5817625; Newport. Exhibit This! - The Museum Comedies, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St. Seven comedic plays and six monologues based on works at Metropolitan Museum of Art. $12, $10 seniors and students. Presented by Wyoming Players. Through Feb. 6. 513-588-4910. Newport.


American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, $4. 689-5743; Elsmere.

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Tea Tastings and Tea Leaf Readings, noon2 p.m. With Peggie Brunyate. Samples of Kentucky Pride food served. Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, 411 E. 10th St. Free. 2614287. Newport.


Winter Blues Fest, 6 p.m. Includes Bad Bob Band, Seeking Turtles, No Saints & No Saviors, Voodoo Puppet, Snow Brothers, Blue Ravens, Diamond Jim Dews Trio, John Redell & The Company He Keeps, Michael Locke & Repeart Offenders, G-Miles & the Hitmen, Robin Lacy & deZydeco and more. Southgate House, $15, $10 members. 431-2201; Newport.


Larry Love Comedy Show, 7 p.m. With Mike Cody, Ray Price, Larry Love, Dave Webster and Thomas Cox. Brickhouse Bar, 4796 Limaburg Road, $5. 817-0263. Hebron. Rob Schneider, 7:30 p.m. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, $25. 957-2000; Newport.


Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; Newport.

Shadowbox After Dark, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. 5817625; Newport. Cyrano, 3 p.m. Highlands High School, 2400 Memorial Parkway, Adaptation of French classic “Cyrano de Bergerac” uses three actors and one musician to retell romantic and poetic story. Grades 6-12. Part of Playhouse Off the Hill Series. Family friendly. $7. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 8152512. Fort Thomas. Exhibit This! - The Museum Comedies, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, $12, $10 seniors and students. 513-588-4910. Newport.




Holy Cross High School Class of ‘72 Gathering, 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Legends Bar and Grill, 3530 Decoursey Ave. Back room. All graduates of Holy Cross welcome. Free. 363-9448. Latonia. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 3 0


Arts and Crafts, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Ages 8 and up. 491-3942. Covington.


Home Is Where The Heart Is, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. The Madison Event Center, 700 Madison Ave. Ballroom. Hosted by former BenGal captain, Brooke Griffin. Guest speaker Malaak Compton-Rock, wife of Chris Rock. Music, heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Cocktail attire. Benefits Welcome House of Northern Kentucky. $50 individual, $80 couple. 291-3300. Covington.


Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m. Incredible Edible Eggs. Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd. Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. $20. Reservations required. 426-1042; Crestview Hills.


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

Hula Hoop Dance, 1 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. With the Cameron Cousins. 491-3942. Covington.


Northern Wrestling Federation, 8 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Ballroom. Family-friendly entertainment. $10, $8 advance. 426-0490; Fort Wright. University of Louisville Hoops and Hooves, noon-6 p.m. Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, The Racing Club, 5th floor. Price includes buffet lunch (including non-alcoholic drinks), cash bar, racing program and private room to watch the game. Includes prizes and raffle. $25. Registration required. Presented by Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati University of Louisville Alumni Club. 513-260-3200; entcal/eventcal.cgi. Florence. S U N D A Y, J A N . 3 1

ATTRACTIONS Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; Newport.


Get a behind-the-scenes look at Cincinnati Ballet’s “Cinderella,” at the Erlanger library Jan. 30. This special engagement will feature costumes from the show, a select scene from the ballet and a discussion with Music Director Carmon DeLeone. Space is limited for this event and registration is required. To register call 962-4002 or visit The Cincinnati Ballet will perform “Cinderella,” Feb. 11-14, at the Aronoff Center.


Rob Schnieder, 7:30 p.m. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, $25. 957-2000; Newport.


Exhibit This! - The Museum Comedies, 2 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, $12, $10 seniors and students. 513-588-4910. Newport. RECREATION Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 5 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Includes Shimmers gift certificate prizes. Free. 426-0490. Fort Wright. M O N D A Y, F E B . 1


A New Year of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 9571940; Covington.


Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; Newport.


Frugal Freds and Fredas, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Discuss and share tips for saving money, energy and time. Focus on different topic each session from home to food to cleaning products and entertainment. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration recommended. Through March 1. 586-6101; Burlington. T U E S D A Y, F E B . 2


A New Year of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 9571940; Covington.

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Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; Newport.


Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Shimmers, 426-0490. Fort Wright. Karaoke, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Willie’s Sports Cafe Covington, 401 Crescent Ave. With $1 Budweiser longnecks and half-price select appetizers from 10 p.m.-midnight. Free. 5811500. Covington.

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A New Year of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 9571940; Covington.


Interior Views, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Sandra Small Gallery, Free. 291-2345; Covington.


Nick Oliveri, 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Parlour. Solo acoustic tour. Ages 18 and up. $10, $8 advance. 431-2201. Newport.


Cowboy Mouth, 8 p.m. Rock’n Roll Mardi Gras Tour with Junior Brown. Doors open at 7 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $18, $15 advance. 431-2201; Newport.


American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, $4. 689-5743; Elsmere. Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 7 p.m. Shimmers, Free. 426-0490. Fort Wright.


Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; Newport.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Shimmers, 426-0490. Fort Wright.


Hillbilly Thursday, 9 p.m. With Brian McGee and the Hollow Speed. Southgate House, Free. 431-2201. Newport.


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. Through Dec. 28. 727-0904. Fort Wright.


Bob Cushing, 9:30 p.m. Sidebar, 322 Greenup St. Food and cheap drink specials. Free. 431-3456. Covington.


Underbelly, 9 p.m. Parlour. With Mike Cody, Ryan Singer, Dave Waite, Mike Cronin, Reid Faylor, Alex Stone, Sally Brooks and Ryan Fohl. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Local stand-up comedians perform improv, music, sketches, original characters and poetry. Ages 18 and up. $6 ages 18-20; $3 ages 21 and up. 431-2201. Newport.


Scrabble Rama!, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Play either one night or join ongoing tournament. Winner receives $10 Bean Haus gift card. Grand prize awarded through a raffle. Family friendly. 431-2326. Covington. American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, $4. 689-5743; Elsmere. W E D N E S D A Y, F E B . 3 PROVIDED

The Greater Cincinnati area will roar with the sound of the nation’s most competitive monster trucks as they are unleashed in the Bank of Kentucky Center, 500 Nunn Drive, Highlands Heights. See Big Dawg, Tailgator, American Guardian, Anger Management and more. Plus, meet the drivers and see the trucks up close at the pre-event Autograph Pit Party on the arena floor. The Monster Truck Show will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for the Pit Party. Tickets range from $27-$19 for adults; $10 for children ages 2-12. Gold Circle tickets are $42-$40. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Visit or


A New Year of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 9571940; Covington.


The Opera Show presents a musical 21st century showcase at the Aronoff Center. Mitch Sebastian's MTV-style presentation will delight opera enthusiasts and newcomers alike. The show takes place 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at 650 Walnut St., in downtown Cincinnati. Tickets are $48 to $35. Call 513-621-2787 or visit


A marital lament: ‘You’re not the person I married’ Eventually, one spouse may lament to the other, “You’re not the person I married.” Actually, they never were. They were always somebody else, a stranger barely known years ago and known only a little better now. Some reasons for our partial knowledge of another person is the depth of their person and the psychological mysteries he or she carries there. Add to that the habits developed over years and our limited understanding and insights, and one can see why our conclusions of knowing another are vast understatements. Besides, when we’re young and the other person is popular, has a beautiful body, or an abundance of money – who cares about knowing them? There are other human tendencies that can obscure our knowing a person, even someone as close as a spouse.

One tendency is that of projection. We project onto other persons faults or qualities we expect or think we see in them. (A bride believes she sees in her husband some of her father’s characteristics, and a groom thinks he sees in his bride characteristics of his mother.) Like a movie projector casts images on a screen some distance away, so we cast (project) suspected qualities or faults onto other people. Then we claim we know them. Actually, we may have placed in them some of the alleged characteristics we claim we see. Living together on a daily basis ever so gradually wears away these projections. The loss of our projections leaves our partner as she, or he, actually is. Where we wanted agreement, we may be called upon to accept differences; where we imagined we’d find the other half that makes us whole, we must now

recognize that there is rather a whole person other than me. And I must learn the difficult task of loving otherness. We can never love our partner’s otherness unless we have a good sense of what it is to be that person. After all, that’s the essence of growing through relationships, isn’t it? Joining my life with someone else’s is not just expecting more of me, but learning to care about, communicate with, and compromise with someone who is other than me. That’s the work of relationships that produce mature people and develop true love. Another tendency that prompts the complaint, “You’re not the person I married,” is the old illusion of the Magical Other. We are haunted in adulthood by the cozy nostalgia of infancy and childhood. So we continue to unconsciously look for a special person (termed the Magical Other) who will treat us with the positive

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parental care of earlier times. We look for someone who will give us whatever we need or want, who will erase loneliness, make us the center of their life, tend to our pleasure, take away our fears, handle our responsibilities, and keep threatening ghosts out of our room. What a tall order! What an impossible order for another human being! How difficult it is for us to realize that whomever we draw close to is just another human like us. In fact, they are also projecting and looking for their Magical Other – whom, by the way, they think might be you. Partners certainly can ask each other for love, support, understanding and forgiveness. But he or she is not my rescuer, nor my enemy, but my partner. In one way, it’s a step forward to realize, “You’re not the person I married.” The one we married was origi-


nally an impressionistic painting. He or she was painted with tones of infatuation, illusion, desire and a touch of naiveté. Father Lou Hopefully Guntzelman much of that has washed off. Perspectives Now it’s time to say, “I don’t see you any longer as my mother or father, or as my Magical Other to rescue me from the challenges of life, or the one to serve me as I was taken care of as a child. “I still choose you as my partner. Let us continue together as adults to learn more of each other and this wonderful mystery of relational love and life.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@ 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.

KENTON COUNTY MARRIAGE LICENSES Lachelle Lowe, 41, of Erlanger and Hodges Bearden Jr., 42, of Atlanta, issued January 1, 2010. Mary Bryant, 57, and Jerry Bowles, 66, both of Villa Hills, issued January 4, 2010. Donna Raleigh, 22, of Newport and

Garland Washington, 29, of Cincinnati, issued January 5, 2010. Deanna McCracken, 32, of Erlanger and Christopher Gibson, 32, of Walton, issued January 5, 2010. Gretchen Telzrow, 31, and Kevin

Oberther, 28, both of Covington, issued January 6, 2010. Virginia Deocampo, 43, and Doyle Bowling, 62, both of Edgewood, issued January 7, 2010. Sara Messer, 32, of Kentucky and Thomas Rutkowski, 38, of Virginia,

issued January 8, 2010. Stephanie Roberts, 25, of Covington and Carl Dawson, 46, of North Bend, issued January 8, 2010. Miranda Holloway, 24, of Covington and Wesley Barrentine, 24, of Florence, issued January 11, 2010.

Melissa Wells, 18, of Cincinnati and Mohammad Al Jammal, 20, of Fort Thomas, issued January 11, 2010. Michelle Shaio-Fin Pan, 28, of West Chester and Jason McIntosh, 28, of Covington, issued January 13,

2010. Kerri Mapes, 27, and James Eckler, 30, both of Crescent Springs, issued January 15, 2010. Anya Trujillo, 24, of Elsmere and Raymond Hamilton, 27, of Florence, issued January 15, 2010.

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Chili, chowder to chase the cold away

We ate the perfect breakfast today: homemade goetta and fresh eggs from “the girls” – my chickens. After years of making goetta and trying to replicate my Germ a n mother-inl a w ’ s recipe, which was Rita so simple Heikenfeld ( p o r k shoulder, Rita’s kitchen o n i o n s , celery, bay leaf, pinhead oats, salt and pepper) it dawned on me that the reason hers was so good was that they slaughtered their own pigs for the goetta, and I am sure that pork shoulder had a nice layer of fat. Well, I found fresh pork shoulder with WOW, a nice layer of fat and used it for goetta (I also added hot sausage and some seasonings). Now I know what you’re thinking: fat is bad, but it

wasn’t that much and boy, did it add flavor. The consensus from my family is it’s the best I’ve ever made. My son, Shane, was scooping it out of the pot and putting it directly on bread. Look for a column soon just on goetta. It’s that popular. And if you have a goetta recipe to share, please do.

Steak & Shake chili clone for the crockpot

For Robin Haboush from Montgomery reader John Augustin. “This recipe comes close,” he said.

2 tablespoons oil 11⁄2 pounds ground beef 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 can onion soup 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 ⁄2 teaspoon black pepper 2 teaspoons cocoa 2 cans kidney beans, drained 6 oz. tomato paste 8 oz. tomato sauce

1 cup cola (your choice)

Brown ground beef with salt in oil. Put soup in blender, blend for one minute. Drain beef. Add everything to crock pot. Let simmer on low for six hours or on high for two hours.

Chuck wagon chowder

For Kathy Telscher’s friend who is ill and who wanted a chuck wagon chowder recipe from Central High School in the 1960s. “He sure will appreciate it if it turns out like he remembers,” she said. This one may work. 11⁄2 pounds ground sirloin or round 1 ⁄2 cup onion, diced very fine 10-16 oz frozen peas, thawed 3 cans, 14.5 oz. each, diced tomatoes, undrained 5-6 cups tomato juice (or V-8) 1 pound wide egg noodles 1 teaspoon dry basil

Salt and pepper to taste 2 generous cups shredded cheese (I’m thinking it was either cheddar or American)

Cook beef with onion until meat is done. Drain if necessary. Stir in peas, tomatoes and 5 cups juice. Stir in noodles and seasonings. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, and stir several times. Turn heat to simmer and cook about 15 minutes longer until noodles are done. If mixture starts looking dry, add a cup of tomato juice. Sprinkle cheese on top and the heat from the chowder will melt the cheese.

Sophisticated grilled cheese

Not your ordinary sandwich. We love these.

Mix together:

1 cup each: shredded Swiss and cheddar


⁄3 cup mayonaise 1 tablespoon each: yellow mustard and chopped green or red onion

Spread on bread and grill in butter. Makes four sandwiches.

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• Whiskey’s Restaurant’s (Lawrenceburg) peanut coleslaw and hearty nobean Texas chili. For Claree “Cookie” Ballew. • Jeff Ruby’s macadamia ice cream pie with ganache topping. For Sally Garretson. “I wonder if it’s gone since I didn’t find that ice cream on Graeter’s list.” • Barleycorn’s bleu cheese dressing. For Amber Moore, Cold Spring. “I can’t seem to find a recipe that even comes close. It is thick and has pieces of red onion in it.” • Crockpot beef vegetable pearl barley soup with ground beef and mock turtle soup. For Lucine Erb, a Hilltop reader, who can’t find recipes for these

favorites. “After 66 years of marriage and cooking for my husband and four children, I am learning to prepare meals in an entirely different way, due to the acquisition of a crockpot,” she said. • Grilled pork loin. For Tom Ohmer • Withrow’s cafeteria dinner rolls.

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Charles Allen

Charles E. Allen, 82, Covington, died Jan. 19, 2010, at his home. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his daughter, Andresa Burns of Lakeland, Fla.; son, Curtis Allen of Orlando, Fla., and one grandchild. Burial was in Linden Grove in Covington.

Dolores Armstrong

Warren Heist of Park Hills, John Heist of Villa Hills, Chuck Heist of Walton, Fred Heist of Villa Hills, Tim Heist of Fort Wright and Ray Heist Jr. of Fort Mitchell; brother, Bob Buring of Anderson Township, Ohio; 34 grandchildren and 27 greatgrandchildren. Linnemann Funeral Home of Erlanger handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Mary Creech

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Mary Alice Creech, 75, Dry Ridge, died Jan. 19, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a processor for the Internal Revenue Service in Covington. Her husband, Leonard B. Creech, died in 1995 and son, Gene Creech, died in 2002. Survivors include her sons, David Creech of Dayton, Ohio, Leonard Wayne and Phillip Creech, both of Dry Ridge; sister, Marie Speaks of Covington; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: American Heart Association, 240 Whittington Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40222-4904.

Lindbergh Barket Jr.

Mary Cress

Lindbergh Joseph Barket Jr., 55, of Singletown, Calif., formerly of Fort Thomas, died Dec. 13, 2009, at Oak River Nursing Home, Anderson, Calif. He was a self-employed jewelry maker and a writer. Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Grothaus; stepfather, Jack Grothaus of Fort Thomas; stepsister, Sue Ochner of Cold Spring; stepbrothers, Steve Grothaus of Alexandria, Ed Grothaus of Taylor Mill and Dick Grothaus of Taylor Mill. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: St. Joseph School, 6829 Four Mile Road, Camp Springs, KY 41059.

Mary Louise Cress, 85, Florence, died Jan. 18, 2010, Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was the owner and broker of Cress Realty, member of Latonia Baptist Church, Northern Kentucky Realtors Association, Rosedale Latonia Homemakers and former officer for Woman’s Council of Realtors of Northern Kentucky. Survivors include her son, David Cress of Taylor Mill; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in Burlington Cemetery. Memorials: Latonia Baptist Church, 3800 Church St., Latonia, KY 41015; or Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

June Bedford

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June Bedford, 80, Covington, a homemaker, died Jan. 12, 2010, in Oakland, Calif. Her husband, Walter Bedford, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Walter Bedford Jr. of Louisville, Roger Bedford of Oakland, Calif., Thomas Bedford of Atlanta, Ga., Richard Bedford of Cincinnati, Jonathan Bedford of San Francisco, Calif., Phillip Bedford of Oakland, Calif., Wendell Bedford of Cincinnati, Darrell Bedford of Del Rio, Texas, Gordon Bedford of Covington and Christopher Bedford of Atlanta, Ga.; daughters, Angela Bedford of Atlanta, Ga., Renee and Andrea Bedford of Cincinnati; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mary Smith Cemetery, Elsmere.

Karl Blasi

Karl George Blasi, 74, Independence, died Jan. 16, 2010 at his home. He was a photo engraver for MacKay Gravuer Systems of Florence. He was also an Army Veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife April Blasi; daughter Karen Davey of Milford, Ohio; sons Ryan Northcut of Louisville and Derek Blasi of Independence; sisters, Mary Francis Waller of Circle, Mont., and Claudia Jones of Louisville; brother Richard Blasi, Sr. of Louisville; two grandchildren.

Alma Bowling

Alma Lee Cain Bowling, 68, Independence, died Jan. 17, 2010, at her daughter’s home. She was a salesclerk at Dillard’s Department Store and a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Independence. Survivors include her husband, Kyle Bowling; daughters, Melinda Bowling-Brown of Erlanger and Kendra Bowling-Broderick of Cincinnati; a sister, Dorothy Howell of Independence; brothers, Franklin and Larry Cain, both of Independence; and four grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, OH 45201-5202.

Velma Covington

Velma “Jane” Carlisle Covington, 59, Covington, died Jan. 17, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a nurse for St. John’s Nursing Home and member of Newport Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary.

Artie Deaton, 35, Covington, died Jan. 16, 2010, at Drake Center, Cincinnati. He was a self-employed salvage person. Survivors include his sons, Arnold L. Jr., Donald, David, Dawayne, Justice and Cole Deaton, all of Covington; brothers, Goat and Tubs Deaton of Covington; and sister, Malissa M. Mullins of Covington. Burial was in Milton Cemetery, Letcher County.

James Eldred

James “Jimmy Lee” Eldred, 95, of Covington died Jan. 16, 2010, at Rosedale Manor in Latonia. He started his music career in the early days of radio in the late 1920’s, playing piano for WCKY radio’s morning show, “Alarm Clock Melodies.” In 1940 he began his career as a music instructor where he estimated he taught nearly five thousand students in his almost seventy-year teaching career. From 1947-1950, Eldred also had his own program on WZIP Radio called, “Serenade By Lee.” Survivors include his wife, Naomi Evelyn Hamm; sons, Jerry Eldred, James Eldred, Jeffrey Eldred and John Eldred, all of Covington; three grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren.

Catherine Garvey

Catherine Ann Garvey, 95, Fort Mitchell, died Jan. 19, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare. She was a sales clerk for L.S. Ayres Department Store and member of Blessed Sacrament Church, Fort Mitchell. Her husband, Ivan Garvey, died in 1961 and daughter, Barbara Beil, died in 1988. Survivors include her sons, Michael Garvey of Fairfield, Ohio and Patrick Garvey of Blue Bell, Pa.; five grandchildren; and eight greatgrandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Loraine Heist

Loraine R. Heist, 92, Crescent Springs, died Jan. 18, 2010, at her home. She was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Church in Crescent Springs. Survivors include her daughters, Lois Knochelmann and Rita Adams, both of Covington, Mary Heist of Park Hills, Martha Grout of Union, Cindy Nehring of Independence and Gina Steffen of Edgewood; sons,




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Survivors include her daughter, Tara Hall of Dry Ridge; son, Douglas Covington of Covington; brothers, Jerry McMillian of Charlotte, N.C., Wayne Carlisle Jr. of Walton, Leslie Carlisle of Dry Ridge, Larry Carlisle of Williamstown and Gary Carlisle of Fort Wright; and five grandchildren. Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: Covington family, c/o Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home, P.O. Box 55, Walton, KY 41094.

Dolores “Lou” Meimann Armstrong, 83, Covington, died Jan. 21, 2010, at Hospice of Cincinnati. She was a bookkeeper for Dravo Gravel Company and member of American Legion 72 in Cincinnati. Her husband, Walter Armstrong, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Lynda Pingrey of Kettering, Ohio; son, Larry Armstrong of Cincinnati; brothers, Walter Meimann of Covington, James Meimann of Temple Terrace, Fla. and Jerry Meimann of Independence; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Middendorf Funeral Home, Fort Wright handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of Cincinnati, 7691 Five Mile Road, Cincinnati, OH 45230.


Boneva Browning Hensley, 77, Elsmere, died Jan. 20, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a machine operator for Duro Bag Co. Her husband, Vernon Hensley, died in 2006, and son, Robert Lee Hensley, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Norman Rowe of Crittenden, Michael Hensley of Petersburg and Marcus Antoni of Independence; daughters, Kathy Foster of Tennessee, Regina Canfield of Covington and Barbara Maloney of Owenton; brother, Robert Hale of Florida; sister, Jean Baker of Boone County and nine grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

Joline King

Joline P. King, 80, Covington, a homemaker, died Jan. 19, 2010, at Rosedale Manor, Covington. Her husband, Meade King Jr., died previously. Survivors include her son, Gary King Jr. of Florence; sister, Patricia Peace of Grant County; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger.

Ned Kleier

Ned G. Kleier, 80, Burlington, died Jan. 8, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. He worked for Coca Cola, was a Korean War veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart, a driver for Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, taught first aid for the American Red Cross for 30 years and was a member of the Burlington Fire Department for 50 years. He was a 4th degree knight in the Knights of Columbus, a sports trainer for Conner High School in Hebron and one of the first sports trainers in Kentucky and a member of Disable Veterans and VFW in Elsmere. Survivors include his wife, Dolores Kleier of Burlington; sons, Michael Kleier of Georgetown, Ky., and Mark Kleier of Villa Hills; a brother, Ed Kleier of Burlington and eight grandchildren. Burial was in Burlington Cemetery. Memorials: Burlington Fire Department Boosters, 6050 Firehouse Drive, Burlington, KY 41005.

Stanley Koester

Stanley R. Koester, 90, Florence, died Jan. 17, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a clerical worker with Cincinnati Bell, a World War II Army veteran, member of St. Benedict Holy Name Society and Sixth Ward Social Club. His wife, Dorothy Koester, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Ray Koester of Highland Heights, Jack Koester of Covington and Tom Koester of Florence; daughters, Mary Ann Feldmann of Indianapolis, Ind. and Nancy Koester of Florence; 14 grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. Stith Funeral Home, Florence, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Susan Kramer

Susan Marie Kramer, 50, Erlanger, died Jan. 16, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and member of Seven Hills Church in Florence. Survivors include her husband, Brian Kramer; daughter, Natalie Morgan of Erlanger; sons, Colin and Alan Kramer of Erlanger; parents, Paul and JoAnn Rosing of Fort Wright; sisters, Beverly Furnish and Peggy Disibio, both of Villa Hills; brothers, Paul Rosing II of Fort Mitchell and Chris Rosing of Port-

land, Ore.; and three grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Linnemann Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Judy Lanningham

Judy M. Lanningham, 54, of Cincinnati, formerly of Covington, died Jan. 20, 2010, at her home. She worked Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Corryville. Survivors include her father, Edward Lanningham of Covington and mother, Sue Wolfe Lanningham of Covington. Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home, Covington, handled the arrangements.

Tolbert Leach

Tolbert Leach, 91, Edgewood, died Jan. 23, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. He worked for Mead Paper Co. in Cincinnati, was a World War II Army veteran and a member of White House Free Will Baptist Church in Elsmere. His wife, Sallie Perkins Leach, died previously. Survivors include his son, Ronald Leach of Cincinnati; daughters, Linda Middleton of Danville, Ky., and Donna Jean Gorley of Latonia; brother, Earl Leach of Florence; sisters, Ruth Daily of Stanford, Ky., and Mae Thillippe of Beavercreek, Ohio; seven grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Theodore Lyon

Theodore “Ted” G. Lyon, 45, Crescent Springs, died Jan. 16, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a clerk for the administrative law judge with the Social Security Administration and member of St. Agnes Church in Fort Wright. Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Lyon; daughter, Olivia Lyon of Crescent Springs; father, Ted Lyon of Park Hills; brother, John Lyon of Pacifica, Calif. and sister, Susan Brinkman of Crescent Springs. Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, Ludlow, handled the arrangements. Memorials: James D. Lyon Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Thomas More College, 333 Thomas

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William Magner III

William J. Magner III, 60, Erlanger, died Jan. 19, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a chemist for Warner Chilcott Pharmaceuticals. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Runnebaum Magner; daughters, Melissa Lail of Independence, Erin Magner of Manassas, Va. and

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James Church, Ludlow. Survivors include his wife, Janet Sefakis; sons, Stephen Sefakis of Covington and Kenneth Sefakis of Bromley; brothers, John Sefakis of Ludlow and Allen Sefakis of Dallas, Texas, and two grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Sts. Boniface & James Church, 304 Oak St., Ludlow, KY 41016.

Straus of Highland Heights and Peggy Bayes of Cold Spring; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Burial was in John’s Hill Cemetery, Wilder.

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Allen D. Martin Jr., 38, Ludlow, died Jan. 15, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He worked as a mechanic. Survivors include his mother, Carol Lebelle; father, Allen Martin Sr.; stepmother, Sandra Chartrand; fiancée, Debbie Yeager; sisters, Julie Coutourier, Kassie and Trisha Martin and brothers, Tony Palombo and David Martin.

Janet Maxwell

Janet Marie Maxwell, 73, Bellevue, died Jan. 20, 2010, Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. She was a cafeteria server for Newport Junior High School and member of St. Bernard Church in Dayton. Her husband, William E. Maxwell and son, Johnny Berhiet, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Rick Berhiet of Union, Gary Berhiet of Erlanger; daughters, Judi Wilcox of Bellevue, Leslie Beck of Union, Margie Coontz of Dayton and Janet

Lang of Colerain Township; stepsons, Tim Maxwell of San Diego, Calif., Mike Maxwell of Dayton and Steve Maxwell of York, Pa.; stepdaughters, Lisa Bunner of Dayton; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042; or Holy Trinity School, 235 Division St., Bellevue, KY 41073.

Roberta Minogue

Roberta B. Conrad Minogue, 98, Villa Hills, died Jan. 18, 2010, at her home. She was a homemaker, member of Pioneers of St. Anthony School, St. Luke Auxiliary, Newport Circle Daughters of Isabella, 55 Club of St. Thomas, St. Anthony Parish and St. Joseph Church. Her husband, James D. Minogue, died in 1987. Survivors include her son, Michael Minogue of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; daughter, Maureen Fassel of Villa Hills; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Entombment was in St. Mary Mausoleum, Fort Mitchell.


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Margie Moore

Margie Moore, 63, Alexandria, died Jan. 17, 2010, at Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash. She worked for Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati. Survivors include her husband, William Robert Moore; daughter, Christy Soellner of Cincinnati; stepdaughter, Karen Hutson of Cynthiana; sons, Mark Stephenson of Independence and Scott Grimes of Cincinnati; sisters, Jessie Linville of Goshen, Ohio and Kathy Gill of Fairfield, Ohio; brother, Denton Stogsdill of Cincinnati; and five grandchildren. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery.

Samuel Napier

Samuel P. Napier, 77, of Batavia, formerly of Erlanger, died Jan. 20, 2010, at Mercy Hospital, Clermont County, Ohio. He was a welder for Industrial Aire, member of Cincinnati Deaf Club and Dayton Deaf Club. His wives, Mary Yvonne Napier and Betty Margaret Napier, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Mike Morris of Williamsburg, Ohio and Tim Moon of Liberty Township, Ohio; daughters, Pam Moon of Cincinnati, Joy Sipple of Williamsburg, Ohio, Teresa Flaherty of Covington, Paula Downs and Dorothy Everts, both of Franklin, Ohio; sisters, Peggy Cavender of Milan, Tenn., Judy and Esther Napier, both of DeWitt; brother, Kermit Napier of Strawberry Plain, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Donald Perkins, 74, Florence, died Jan. 22, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was owner and operator of Donald Perkins Builder, a veteran of the Army and member of Florence Baptist Church, where he also served as a Deacon and Sunday school teacher. Survivors include his wife, Anna Hazel Perkins of Florence; daughter, Karen Perkins of Independence; son, Tim Perkins of Conroe, Texas; and two grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger. Memorials: Florence Baptist Church, 642 Mt. Zion Road, Florence, KY 41042 or American Lung Association, P.O. Box 9067, Louisville, KY 45209-0067.

Dolores Ritter

Dolores Elizabeth Wolfzorn Ritter, 77, Southgate, died Jan. 19, 2010, at Highlandsprings of Fort Thomas Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. She worked in the credit department for McAlpin’s Department Store in Cincinnati and with Citicorp in Cincinnati, a member of St. Therese Parish in Southgate, Altar Society, Bereavement Committee and she volunteered at St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas. Her husband, Clyde F. Ritter, died in 1987. Survivors include her sons, Donald Ritter of Dallas, Texas and Joseph Ritter of Southgate; brothers, Earl Wolfzorn of Erlanger and Robert Wolfzorn of Alexandria; sisters, Rita Ruschman of Newport, Vera Ritter of Camp Springs and Jeanette Kramer of Cold Spring; three grandchildren; one stepgrandson and one great-grandson. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Attention: Oncology/CRIPES Lab, P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, OH 45201-5202 (In honor of Dolores Ritter/In memory of Zach Heringer).

George Sefakis

George Sefakis, 66, Covington, died Jan. 18, 2010, in Edgewood. He was an auto repairman for Hertz Car Rental, a Navy veteran and member of Sts. Boniface &

Helen Smith

Helen Smith, 70, Ludlow, died Jan. 19, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She worked in data processing for the Internal Revenue Service in Covington. Survivors include her husband, Donald Smith of Ludlow, Scott Smith of Park Hills, Gregg Smith of Florence and Jeff Smith of Park Hills; brother, Jack Rosen of Tampa, Fla., and two grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Robert Smith

Robert Orr Smith, 81, Crestview Hills, died Jan. 22, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. He was a salesman for O.K. Trucking and a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Elaine Smith of Crestview Hills; daughters, Mary Lyn Cropper of Edgewood and Annette Theissen of Edgewood; son, Richard Rolfes of Walton, seven grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati, Community Chest Building, 2400 Reading Road No. 407, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Dolores Ritter

Dolores Elizabeth Wolfzorn Ritter, 77, Southgate, died Jan. 19, 2010, at Highlandsprings of Fort Thomas Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. She worked in the credit department for McAlpin’s Department Store in Cincinnati and with Citicorp in Cincinnati, a member of St. Therese Parish in Southgate, Altar Society, Bereavement Committee and she volunteered at St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas. Her husband, Clyde F. Ritter, died in 1987. Survivors include her sons, Donald Ritter of Dallas, Texas and Joseph Ritter of Southgate; brothers, Earl Wolfzorn of Erlanger and Robert Wolfzorn of Alexandria; sisters, Rita Ruschman of Newport, Vera Ritter of Camp Springs and Jeanette Kramer of Cold Spring; three grandchildren; one stepgrandson and one great-grandson. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Attention: Oncology/CRIPES Lab, P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, OH 45201-5202 (In honor of Dolores Ritter/In memory of Zach Heringer).

George Sefakis

George Sefakis, 66, Covington, died Jan. 18, 2010, in Edgewood. He was an auto repairman for Hertz Car Rental, a Navy veteran and member of Sts. Boniface & James Church, Ludlow. Survivors include his wife, Janet Sefakis; sons, Stephen Sefakis of Covington and Kenneth Sefakis of Bromley; brothers, John Sefakis of Ludlow and Allen Sefakis of Dallas, Texas, and two grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Sts. Boniface & James Church, 304 Oak St., Ludlow, KY 41016.

Pauline Taylor

Pauline Taylor, 85, Independence, died Jan. 19, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a homemaker and a member of the St. John’s Community Church in Wilder. Her husband, Thomas Taylor, died in 1998. Survivors include her sons, Tom Taylor of Summerfield, Fla., Mike Taylor of Ocklawaha, Fla. and Randy Taylor of California; daughters, Linda Harrison of Sharonville, Janet Gibson of Richwood and Paula Saner of Independence; brother, Sonny Jack of Cold Spring; sisters, Pat

William Webster

William Webster, 77, Dry Ridge, died Jan. 17, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a factory worker for American Standard in Warsaw and member of Elliston Baptist Church in Dry Ridge. His son, Mark Webster, died in December 2009. Survivors include his wife, Lois Brashear Webster; sons, Robin Webster of Erlanger and Scott Webster of Glencoe; daughter, Bridget Dunaway of Glencoe; brother, Robert Webster of Dry Ridge; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in Napoleon I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Warsaw. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Cathy Wescott

Cathy Wescott, 55, Erlanger, died Jan. 16, 2010, in Edgewood. Survivors include her husband, Gary Wescott; sons, Billy Sewell and Richard Tapley; sister, Kim Gartrell and eight grandchildren.

Christlene West

Christlene West, 68, Walton, died Jan. 17, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. She worked for White Castle and Wal-Mart in Florence. Survivors include her husband, Harlan West; daughters, Cheryl Young of Elsmere and Teresa West of Walton; sisters, Barbara Back of Independence, Janice Johnson of Hamilton, Ardella Ballinger of Covington and Linda Canfield of Ghent and four grandchildren. Entombment was in Floral Hills Mausoleum, Taylor Mill.

Mary Wing

Mary Deanna Marsh Wing, 72, of Independence, formerly of Covington, died Jan. 21, 2010, at her home. She was a medical receptionist at Ohio Heart and a Covington Holmes High School graduate. Survivors include her husband, Albert Kenneth Wing of Independence, daughter, Kimberly Ries of Independence, son, Kevin Wing of Nashville and one grandson. Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home in Covington handled the arrangements. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017 or American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Sister Mary Woerner

Sister Mary Clarisse “Martha Mary” Woerner, 83, Park Hills, died Jan. 21, 2010, at Lordes Hall, St. Joseph Heights, Covington. She was a teacher for elementary and junior high schools, worked as a certified librarian in several schools and as a resource librarian in schools as well as the Provincial House, until her final illness. Survivors include her brother-inlaw, William Aufderheide of Cincinnati, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Burial was in St. Joseph Heights Convent Cemetery, Park Hills. Middendorf Funeral Home, Fort Wright handled the arrangements. Memorials: Sisters of Notre Dame, 1601 Dixie Highway, Covington, KY 41011.

William Yates

William E. Yates, 50, of Middleburg, Fla., formerly of Ludlow, died Dec. 29, 2010, in Middleburg, Fla. He was a pipe fitter for Tradesman International in Cincinnati, an Army veteran and member of American Federation of Motorcycle Riders. His wife, Jane Yates, died in 2002. Survivors include his son, William Deaton; daughters, Tiffany Bloemer, Roberta and Brenda Yates; mother, Roberta Turner; stepfather, Steven Turner; brother, Wade Yates; sister, Bobbi Woodward, all of Ludlow and seven grandchildren.

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Growing in Faith Together (G.I.F.T.) is a monthly religious instruction program at Mary, Queen of Heaven Parish in Erlanger. The next presentation takes place Feb. 2 and the speaker is Father Rob Jack. Father Rob Jack is a professor of Systematic Theology at Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary/Athenaeum in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a widely acclaimed speaker in parishes and as a Retreat Master. He is one of the founders of Sacred Heart Radio and speaks regularly on their programs. Father Jack’s topic will be on the first pillar of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and its Profession of Faith as proclaimed in the Creed: “I


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New Hope Center

The New Hope Center is offering volunteer training for men and women interested in mentoring people facing unplanned pregnancy. The next training session is Feb. 1-2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration fee of $25 covers training manual. For more information, call Denise Nevins at 341-0766 ext. 13 or email dnevins@ The New Hope Center has two locations: 228 Thomas More Parkway in Crestview Hills and 3720 Decoursey Ave. in Latonia.


The Northern Kentucky Interfaith Commission (NKIFC), a non-profit ecumenical organization, is hosting its 23rd annual “Have a Heart Valentine” fundraiser Feb. 7 at The Marquise in Wilder. The doors will open at noon and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. The honorary chairpersons for this event are Charlie and Karen Yates, who is the director of the ECHO soup kitchen.

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The cost of admission is $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12. The cost includes a catered buffet lunch, homemade chocolate delights, live musical entertainment and both silent and live auctions. Reservations can be made through Feb. 1. The Marquise is located at 1016 Town Dr. For more information on the event, reservations or to make a donation, call 5812237.

St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s Catholic of Foresters Court 1492 will have its annual men’s stag Jan. 29 from 8 p.m. to midnight in the social center at Sts. Peter and Paul’s School in California. The proceeds from the event will benefit the Catholic of Foresters’ education awards program. Sts. Peter and Paul’s School is located at 2160 California Cross Road. For more information, call 635-7606.

St. Philip Parish

The St. Philip Parish Center in Melbourne will have its ladies’ stagette Feb. 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The doors will open at 1 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 635-6080. Tickets are $15. The cost includes dinner, drinks (soft drinks and beer), bingo and raffles. The St. Philip Parish Center is located at 1403 Mary Ingles Hwy. Have an event at your church? Please send your information to

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Benjamin N. Sea, 1044 Jacob Price Apt. 48, third degree terroristic threatening at 46 Jacob Price, Jan. 13. Christen L. Johnson, 1616 Garrard St., theft at 32 32nd St., Jan. 12. Steven E. Simpson, 1822 Scott St., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 26 Martin St., Jan. 11. Raymond P. Hill, 1923 Franklin St., menacing, third degree terroristic threatening at 1923 Franklin St., Jan. 12. John W. Proffitt, No Address Given, first degree criminal trespassing at 513 E. 17th St., Jan. 14. Joshua A. Ramey, 610 W. 11th St., trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, first degree possession of a controlled substance, at 610 W. 11th St., Jan. 12. Anthony W. Patrick, 2902 Decoursey Ave., Apt 1, fourth degree assault at 2902 Decoursey Ave., Jan. 17. Chad T. Schnelle, 2503 Spindale Hill, no. 3, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, menacing at 400 W. 6th St., Jan. 17. Jamie K. Cobb, 311 E. 12th St., carrying a concealed weapon at 1538 Woodburn St., Jan. 16. Terry D. Wolfinbarger, 212 Florence Circle, menacing, resisting arrest, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., driving dui suspended license, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle, operating on suspended or revoked operators license at 1256 Parkway Ave., Jan. 15. Robert R. Goldbach, 4580 Megan's Run, second degree criminal possession of forged instrument, third degree assault at 112 E. 4th St., Jan. 16. Shawn D. Sims, 2310 Alden Ct., serving bench warrant for court, trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 145 Ashland Dr., Jan. 15. Ashley A. Burgin, 694 Dudley Pike, public intoxication, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 419 Madison Ave., Jan. 15. Nicole L. Daugherty, 1112 Main St., first degree possession of a con-

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trolled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 609 W. 4th St., Jan. 14. Shannon E. Tranor, 2757 Jonrose Ave., possession of marijuana at 613 W. 4th St., Jan. 17. Kelly Arszman, 3680 Monfort Heights Rd., possession of marijuana at 613 W. 4th St., Jan. 17. Nathan A. Quisenberry, 1151 Anderson Ferry Rd., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 613 W. 4th St., Jan. 17.

Feces was smeared on the door of a residence and eggs were thrown at a vehicle at 315 Pershing Ave., Jan. 17. The rear window of a vehicle was broken out at 123 E. 30th St., Jan. 15. A building was spray painted at 125 W. 34th St., Jan. 14. A wall and door were spray painted with graffiti at 1539 Holman Ave., Jan. 15.

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Incidents/investigations Assault

Someone attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at 501 Crescent Ave., Jan. 15. A man forged a check and cashed it at 661 Pike St., no. 5, Jan. 14.

A man reported being assaulted at E. 35th St. and Decoursey Ave., Jan. 16. A woman was thrown into a wall, choked, and pushed to the ground at 322 E. 39th St., Jan. 11. A man's finger was cut when a woman threw a jar candle at him at 604 E. 18th St., Jan. 17. A man reported being struck several times at 355 Altamont Rd., Jan. 16. A man reported being assaulted at E. 35th St. and Decoursey Ave., Jan. 16. A woman reported being assaulted at 1551 Maryland Ave., Jan. 15. A man reported being assaulted at 1340 Wood St., Jan. 14. A man was punched and kicked at 131 E. 5th St., Jan. 17. A woman reported being struck on the left cheek at 2517 Alden Ct., Jan. 16.

Criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct

Three men were climbing a hillside on the side of an interstate at I-75 Southbound, Jan. 13.


Four blank checks were stolen and cashed at 925 Highland Pike, no. 7, Jan. 14. A counterfeit check for $376.22 was cashed at 837 Main St., Jan. 15.

Fraudulent use of a credit card

A debit card was fraudulently used at two locations at 207 W. 4th St., Jan. 12.

Fraudulent use of a credit card, theft

Assault, criminal mischief

A credit card was stolen at 93 Green Hill Dr., Jan. 17.

A man assaulted two people and damaged property at 2241 Madison Ave., no. 2, Jan. 13.

Harassing communications


A man has been repeatedly calling a woman at 707 Pike St., Jan. 11.

A TV, home theater system, and computer were stolen at 1329 Hands Pike, Jan. 12. 20 cartons of cigarettes, 2 books of lottery tickets, and a stamp validation device were stolen at 1924 Eastern Ave., Jan. 11. Copper piping was stolen from a residence at 119 Trevor St., Jan. 14. Someone entered a residence by breaking out a glass back door at 814 Perry St., Jan. 16. A record player was stolen at 1223 Parkway Ave., Jan. 16. Several items were stolen at 131 Tando Way, Jan. 15. A air compressor was stolen at 2754 Alexandria Ave., Jan. 15. Copper piping was stolen from a residence at 1325 Scott St., Jan. 14. Copper piping was stolen from a residence at 1912 Scott St., Jan. 14.




A man harassed a woman at 103 Crystal Lake Rd., Jan. 11. A woman was struck in the face twice at 100 Howe Dr., Jan. 11.


A man pointed a gun at another man at 4328 Glenn Ave., Jan. 12.


A woman reported being raped at Main St., Jan. 11.

Sexual abuse

A woman reported being sexually abuse at W. 8th St., Jan. 13.

Terroristic threatening

A woman threatened a man's life at 1810 Garrard St., no. 4, Jan. 12. A man threatened another man's life at 1411 Maryland Ave., Jan. 12. A woman reported being threatened at 224 Alexandria Dr., Jan. 15. A woman was threatened with a

beating and theft at 561 Muse Dr., Jan. 16.


Several items were stolen at 100 E. 10th St., Jan. 17. A credit card was stolen and used at 1 Police Memorial Dr., Jan. 11. An amplifier and speaker boxes were stolen from a vehicle at 1333 Hands Pike, Jan. 11. A wallet was stolen at 1550 Banklick St., Apt. 301, Jan. 12. A diaper bag with numerous items were stolen from a vehicle at 237 W. 6th St., Jan. 17. A purse was stolen at 404 W. Pike St., Jan. 17. A GPS unit was stolen from a vehicle at 117 E. 4th St., Jan. 17. Two metal chairs and a fire pit were stolen from a residence at 3308 Rogers St., Jan. 15. An amplifier, speaker boxes, and tools were stolen from a vehicle at 3314 Frazier St., Jan. 14. Two ladders were stolen at 701 Lewis St., no. 1, Jan. 17. A wallet was stolen from a purse at 604 Main St., Jan. 17. $110 was taken from a purse at 111 Meadow Hill Dr., Jan. 16. Two cartons of cigarettes and a box of cigarillos was stolen at 235 W. 5th St., Jan. 15. The copper was stolen from an air conditioning unit at 101 W. 24th St., Jan. 15.

Theft of identity

A man had his credit card and social security information stolen and used at 3310 Winchester St., Jan. 11. Cable services were obtained using a false identity at 225 E. 3rd St., Jan. 11.

Theft of legend drug, theft

Prescription medication and $500 in cash was stolen at 730 Craig St., Jan. 13.

Theft, theft of services

A cell phone and $408 in cell phone services were stolen at 439 E. 45th St., Jan. 11.

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Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief

$150 worth of vehicle damage reported at 606 Buttermilk Pike, Jan. 14.


$300 worth of firearms reported stolen at 3369 Robert E Lee Drive, Jan. 17. $300 reported stolen at 3908 Lori Drive, Jan. 16.

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Incidents/investigations Assault

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$2 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 2100 Dixie Highway, Jan. 15.


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Theft of services

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IN THE SERVICE Belew graduates

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Brock completes training

Navy Seaman Apprentice John C. Brock recently completed U.S. Navy basic training and was meritoriously promoted to his current rank at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Brock completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations.” This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. “Battle Stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly “Navy” flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor in today’s U.S. Navy. He is the son of Melissa D. and Timothy J. Brock of Erlanger. Brock is also a 2009 graduate of Dixie Heights High School.

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Community Recorder

January 28, 2010





Northern Kentucky Right To Life

Chris Dillon Lissa Dillon Claire Dillon Brian Dineen Caitlin Dineen Shannon Dineen Amy G Dineen Georgiann Dischar Nicholas Domville On this thirty-seventh anniversary of the infamous Doug Dornbusch Draud decision of the Supreme Court exercising its raw Beverly Jon Draud judicial power over the lives of the defenseless David Dressman Dressman unborn, we join with a multitude of others in many AlThomas & Darla Dressman cities across this nation, to carry the message of Anne Dulle Geri Duritsch Life to President Barrack Obama and to the 111th Duritsch Congress. We join the over 100,000 people who Marie Clem Dwertman marched in a circle of life around the capitol in F. Robert Dwyer Kathleen A Dwyer Washington DC on January 22. Arica Egan As much as we would like to be there, for many Dan Egan it is impossible to travel to Washington. Again, Isabel Egan Egan we March on Paper. We openly lend our names Josiah Veronica Rose Egan to urge The adoption of a mandatory Human Life Anna Eisner Eisner Amendment to the Constitution of the United Luke Charlie Eisner States of America. Andrew Eisner We pledge to strive to attain that goal in memorial Molly EIsner & Debbie Engelman of those little ones who have no identity and bear Ron Joseph & Elvera Enzweiler no names but nonetheless are written on the Joseph & Cindy Enzweiler, III & Barb Erpenbeck consciences of all Americans. We are all manner Larry Catherine Exeler of people - We are Democrats, Republicans, Dottie Farrell Independents, Conservatives, Liberals and all the Bernie Farrell Joan Fasold shades in between. Don Fasold The beautiful red rose, symbol of short life Charles R Fedders Crystal Fedders and martyrdom, will again bloom in Washington Frank Feinauer January 22. Trudy Feinauer Janet Feiser WE HAVE TAKEN A STAND! Jeff Feiser WE WILL NOT COMPROMISE! Tina Feldman AND WE WILL BE HEARD! Robert Feldman Elizabeth Feldman Jeffrey Feldman Joseph Feldmann Betty Brewer Irene F Acor Maria Butler Tashawn Feldmann Arnold Brinker Mara Adams Suzanne Butler Larry J Felthaus Dr Richard P Broering Janet Albers Anthony Butler Ed Ferguson Rachel Brauley Broering Robert Albers Carolyn Butler Dennis Fessler Joseph Broering Dolly Allen Anne Butler Norma Fessler Matthew Broering Paul J Allgeyer Heather Byerly Sr Monica Fessler Osb Mark Broering Pat Anderson Jesse Byerly Jeanne & Jeffrey Finck Katie Broering Sr Mary Walter Ann, Snd Ruth L Cahill Amy W. Findley Patricia C Brooks Kelly Antony Marilyn Cahill Chris Findley Carla & Ken Brose Amy Arlinghaus Bon Cahill Jacob FindLey Dale Arlinghaus In Memory Of Nicholas Brosey Frank Calabresi Ashley Findley Emily Arlinghaus Bernie Brossart Mary Cannon Allison Findley Eric Arlinghaus Pat Brossart Brian Carrillo George & Diana Finke Monica Arlinghaus Drs Nadine & Allan Brown Angie Carrillo Fred Fischer Natalie Arlinghaus Frank Brown William Carrillo Judy Fischer Stefanie Arlinghaus Mark Brown Samuel Carrillo Marlene Miceli Flick Paul & MarlysArlinghaus & Family Bob Brown Isabella Carrillo Carole A Foltz Mark G. Arnzen Barb Brown Vincent Carrillo Janet G Foushee Terri Babey Mae Brueggeman Jean & Clyde Carter In Loving Memory Of Eugene H Fox Mark Babey Mr & Mrs James Brueggemann Kay Cassidy Betty A Fragge Jim Brueggemann Andrew Babey Michael P Cetrulo Maria Brueggemann Leigha Babey In Loving Memory Of Camillo D Cetrulo Ronald G Fragge, MD Jacinta Brueggemann In Loving MemoryOfEstelle McGrathCetrulo The Frambes Family Barb & Wayne Bach Steve Franzen Catherine Brueggemann Robert C Cetrulo, JD Mr & Mrs Robert Bacon Debbie Franzen Mr & Mrs Dominic Brueggemann Dan & Cindy Chappie Christos Bagialtsalief Nicholas Franzen Mr & Mrs Nicholas Brueggemann Megan Chappie Rossanna Bagialtsalief Leah Franzen Mary Margaret Brueggemann Jerry Ballard Luke Chappie Mac Franzen Mr & Mrs Luis Ballester Gabriel Brueggemann Grace Chappie Vic Freihofer Sandy Ballinger Jerome Brueggemann Michael Chappie Rex Freihofer Dorothy Bankemper Ignatius Brueggemann Gianna Chappie Ken & Janie Frey Stan Barczak Regina Brueggemann Mary Ann Cheevers Leonard Fritz & Family Cathy Barczak Stanislaus Brueggemann Margi Christos In Loving Memory Of Emily Froelicher Mary Barczak Joachim Brueggemann Harry Clark Sara Fryman Elizabeth Barczak Mercedes Brueggemann Anne H. Clarke Rachel Barczak Victoria Brueggemann Rose, Zach & Lauren Class Donna & Richard Gabel Rick Gabel Sarah Barczak Diego Brueggemann Fred & Harriet Clayton Robin Gabel Rose Barczak Patrick Brueggemann Jeremiah Cole Tonya Gabel Maria Barczak Anna Brueggemann Vivian Cole Dylan Gabel Cherlyn Barczak Maria Brueggemann Strephon Cole Dustin Gabel Ireneusz Barczak Elizabeth Brueggemann Micah Cole Nick Gallo Family In Memory Of Joe Barket Joseph Brueggemann Jaron Cole M. Angela Garrett John M Barry Michael Brueggemann Lilly Cole James D. Garrett Lilly C Barry Grace Brueggemann Jane Cole Joanne Gaynier William R Bauereis Nicholas Brueggemann Sr Eleanor Colgan, Snd Den Jack Gearding Joseph Beckerich Mark Brueggemann Agnes Collopy The Geise Family Wayne Beil Angela Brueggemann Joseph & Peggy Collopy Mary Jo Germann Tiersa Beil Diana M. Brueggemann Elizabeth Colville, Glm Hank Germann Nicholas Beil Holly Brueggemann Karen Combs Nick Germann Cristin Beil John Brueggemann Tyler Combs Megan Germann Cathy Beil Benedict Brueggemann Thomas W Condit Victoria Gesenhues Nick Beil Lisa Brueggemann Kristina M Condit Lucille Gibson Philomena Beil John Brueggemann Megan A Condit Vince & Betty Giglio Family Isabella Beil Bernadette Brueggemann Joseph H Conley Donald E Gilker Wayne Beil, II Carmelita Brueggemann Sue J Conley Jane Gilkey’s Family Wayne Beil, III Mary Brueggemann Rita Connelly The Ellarie Glenn Family Nick Bell Bernard Brueggemann Jon Connelly The Glenn Family Christy Bell Robert Brueggemann Judy Corcoran Brenda Bushelman Gluck Genevieve Bell Jim & Ann Brun Ronald & Jewell Curtis Keith Gluck Christiana Bell Bob & Honey Brunson Michael Dant Anthony Gluck Giovanni Bell Lois Buerger Jack & Marion L Dauer Lucas Gluck Patricia Bendel Tim Buerger Tom Daugherty Valerie Gluck Mark A Bergman Mr & Mrs Cletus Bulcher Samantha Daugherty Bucher James & Charlotte Berling “As you look at me today, you realize that I Eleanor Bermingham Eric Bermingham am no different than you, yet I stand before Caitlin Bermingham you today as a representative of the dead Noah Bermingham a representative of the innocent lives who Joseph Bermingham Vincent J Bessler today may lose their lives. Who will speak for Kathleen M Bessler them?...To walk away and say this is not my Jacob C Bessler problem is to walk away from Jesus Himself. Benjamin V Bessler The only thing I can compare my life to is that Abigail M Bessler Anthony E Bessler of an innocent Jew being made to walk down Bridget K Bessler the streets of Germany naked in front of many Jude W Bessler people and into a room he knows he will Aloysius J Bessler Nathaniel L Bessler never come out of...And I ask you today, will Bro Blaise Betley Cfp you speak up or will you silently look away Richard & Mary Jo Beyer as another person who needs your help is Tony Beyer Nick Beyer led to her death?” Theresa Beyer Howard Bezold SARAH SMITH, who survived the abortion Lucille Bezold which took the life of her twin brother, and who Bruce & Mary Biedenharn Joe & Rita Biedenharn has undergone many orthopedic surgeries Jeff & Jen Biedenharn David Biedenharn Joe & Joyce Burwinkel Katie Daugherty Carter Holly Gluck Richard & Barbara Blank Beth Burwinkel Eight Daugherty Grandkids Veronica Gluck Glenn & Louise Bodde Family Michele Burwinkel Sally Daugherty Lindsley Lawrence Goebel Angela Boh Andrew Burwinkel Tom Daugherty, Jr Mary Goetz Aaron Boh Christopher Burwinkel Jeanne Decker Norbert Goetz Stephanie Boh Paul A Busam, MD Frank Decker Inga Goetz Jack Boh Rita Bushelman Janet R. Dee The Goetz Family Douglas Boh D.J. Bushelman In Memory Of James H Dee Dorothy Gold Dennis Boh Casey Bushelman Mary L. Dickerson Roy Gold Gary Bolte Susan Bushelman Raymond G Dickerson Ben Goldade Matthew Bolte Sheri Bushelman Tony Dietrich Theresa Goldade Ruth Ann Bolte Bill Butler In Loving Memory OfThomas X.Dillon Michelle Goldade Joanne E Boone Jerilyn Butler Timothy Dillon Ashley Goldade Joseph A Boone Anita Butler Brenden Dillon Francis Goldade Charlie Bradley Mary Dolores Butler Katie Marie Dillon Terrance L Good Mimi Bradley Julianna Butler Anne Dillon Peter D Goodwin M.D. Constance Hacker Brady Michael Butler Terry Dillon Valia Gorman Family Charles J Breen, MD Helen Butler Sean Dillon Aileen Gottlieb Charles Brewer Christopher Butler Grace Dillon Dan Gottlieb Lisa Brewer Gabriel Butler Mary Ellen Dillon Alison Gottlieb

Katie Gottlieb Joseph F Lonnemann Kenneth Jaindl David Gottlieb In Memory Of Loretto Elizabeth Jaindl Donna & Will Grady Mary Luebbe Michael Jaindl, Jr. Bill Grady Ralph Luebbe Dr. Michael Jaindl, Sr Eileen Grady Jarrod Lux Marilyn Janson The Droege Grandchildren Paul Janson, M.D. In Memory Of Richard & Helen Lyon The Soward Grandchildren Diana Javins Michael Macke The Young Grandchildren James Javins Charles Macke Mark Graven Mr & Mrs Howard Jent Jean Macke Joan Green Mr & Mrs Nathan Jent Agnes Mader James Green Fireman Joe Edward Mader Michael Green Mary Ellen Johnson Colleen Maghaus Mr & Mrs Roger Greer & Family Larry W. Jones Anthony & Elvera Maier Julia C. Jones Betty L Grimme Sr.Virginia Marie Thomas, Sj.W. Katherine M. Jones Margie Marshall Paul A. Grimme Sandy Jones Ron Marshall Eric Groeschen Jim Kaelin, Sr Kathy Marshall Angela Groeschen Peggy M Kaiser Jo Martin Matthew Groeschen Cam Kassner In Loving Memory Of Mike Martin Zachary Groeschen Mike Keipert Maria Groeschen Greg Martin Patti Keipert Hannah Groeschen Ed Martin Jodi Keller Rachel Groeschen Dinah Martin Steven Keller Bethany Groeschen Gina & Greg Martini Rev Theodore A Keller Adam Groeschen Joe Martino Jean Kellerman Virginia Groeschen Mary Lou & Joe Marusin Art Kellerman Gerald G. Groneman Emily Mason Sandy Kellerman Terry Groneman Michael Mason Tim Kellerman Mary K Gronotte Angie Mattison Dave Kellerman Mary Anne Gronotte Gary Mattison Jeff Kellerman Tim Gronotte Joel Mattison Beth Kellerman Elizabeth Gronotte Mildred McCabe Tom Kellerman Br Andrew Gronotte, LC Mark McClorey Br Christopher Gronotte, LC Joanne Kemmerer Michelle McClorey Jack Kenkel, Sr Frank & Joan Gross Joseph McClorey Kathleen Kennedy David Gross Lucy McClorey Catherine Kennedy Brenda Gross Andrew McClorey Dr Mary C Kennedy Julie Gross Helen McClorey Mary Theresa Kennedy David Gross Jane McClorey Thomas Kennedy Tony Gross Claire McClorey Chris & Amy Kennedy Doug Gross Gregory McClorey Owen M. Kennedy, Esq Andie Gross In Memory Of Beth McClurg Owen M. Kennedy, Jr Chris Gross Laci McDaniel Richard J Klein William Gross David & Mary McGrath Karen L Klein Katie Gross Laurie McKinley James Kluemper Jacob Gross Scott McKinley Chris & Jordan Kluemper The McMahon Family Amy Gross Leo J Knipper Dorothy Grothaus Dorothy McPherson Virginia C Knipper Jack Grothaus Ray McPherson Sheri Lynn Knipper Barbara Grunenwald Aloysius Meese Paul Grunenwald, M.D. Nikolaus ChristianWilliam Knipper Eileen Mehuron Benjamin Gregory Knipper Dr & Mrs Richard Menke & Family Mrs Orine Haacke In Loving Memory Of Paul Haacke Luke Matthias Josef Knipper Joseph G Merten In Loving Memory Of Rev.Henry Haacke Mark William Knipper, II Ken Mertle Mark William Knipper, Sr Roberta Mettey Heidi Haddad Howard Knox Hannah Haegele Keith Meyer Sharon Knox Ebert F Haegele Rachael Meyer James Kocher Ebert H. Haegele Kyle Meyer Michael Kolb Michael Haegele Kathleen Meyer-Nagel Mr & Mrs Mark Kolb Ann Haegele Richard & Allison Meyers James P Konerman, MD Vera Meyers & Family Dave & Nancy Hampton Dr Wilhelm Kossenjans Juanita Z Hanna Tim Michel Rose Ann Kossenjans Kathy Hatton Kyndal Michel William Kossenjans Martha A Hauser Kiristin Michel Maria Kossenjans Dr & Mrs S. Hausladen Kassidy Michel Ben Kossenjans Sonny & Beverly Hay Karley Michel Christina Kossenjans Jerome Hay Lisa W Michel Teis Kossenjans David Hay Jim Middendorf Enriqueta Kraus Gary Hay Gay Middendorf Walter Kraus Brian Hay Greg Middendorf Chris & Laura Kraus Family Jay & Lisa Middendorf Brent Hay Bernice Krebs David & Michelle Middendorf Marilyn Hegener Jerry & Kathy Kreger Robert Hegener Greg Middendorf The Tom Hegener Family Don Kremer Jaime Middendorf Lou & Marlene Hellmann Jill Kremer Isabella Middendorf In Memory Of Joseph P.Helmers Jeanne & Jerry Kremer Lillian Middendorf Monica Krivanek Julie Brown Hengehold Judy Miemann In Loving Memory Of George R Heringer Ryan Krivanek Mitch Miemann Robert & Karen Kruetzkamp Peggy S. Miller Kember Herring Andy Krumme Margaret Herrmann William M. Miller Clare Krumme John L Herrmann William & Ruth Ann Miller Andrew Krumme David W. Herrmann Glenmary Lay Missioners Robert Krumme Jean Heskamp David L Molique Patrick Krumme Bernard Heskamp Alma Moore Caroline Krumme Maggie & Shea Hicks Tom Moore Rose Krusling Mark Higdon Andy Moore Paul Krusling Ruth Higdon Jim Moore Norma Krusling Timothy Hillebrand Diego Gutierrez Del Moral Mr & Mrs Michael Hillebrand Martha Kuchle Claire Moriconi Roger Kuchle Katrina Hillebrand Robert Moriconi Vivian Kuhlman Patrick Hillebrand Mary Lou Morsby Colleen M. Kunath Von Hilliard Alanna Morsby Caitlin Kunath Bernard Hillman Don Morwessel Colin Kunath Audrey Hillman Nancy Morwessel Conor Kunath Marjean Hils Dan Moser Sean Kunath Jude Hils Therese Moser Aidan M. Kunath Martha Hinkel Margaret Mucker Arthur M. Kunath, MD Robert Hofacre Mary H Muehlenkamp Joseph Kunkel Bette Hofacre Carol J. Muench Bernie Kunkel Frances M Hoffer Edward J. Muench Angela Kunkel Ralph & Peggy Hoffer David Muench Anthony Kunkel Jan Samuel Hoffman Ruth Murphy Catherine Kunkel Jean Hoffman Joe Murphy Virginia Kunkel Lawrence Hoffman Shane Murphy James Kunkel Grace E Hogan Patrick Murphy Marianne Kunkel Charlene M. Holtz Cecilia Murphy Mark Kunkel John L. Holtz Xavier Murphy Eric Kunkel Laura Horan Kathleen M Murphy Lisa Kunkel Stephen & Mary Darlene Horton Paul Murphy Mary Kunkel Al Howe Jayne Murphy Maria Kunkel Margie Howe Rev Robert Mussman Rachel Kunkel Robert & Helen Huber Musilli Wogan Nadaud Families Julianna Kunkel The Hue Family Tim Nagel Melissa Kunkel Mr & Mrs Lee Huesman Peggy & Greg Neal Katherine Kunkel Lawrence Hull Jean Nehus Nicholas Kunkel Carrie Hull Lorraine Neltner Bridget Kunkel Christopher J. Hull James Neltner Gerard Kunkel James T Hull Linus & Ruth Neltner Family Nora Kunkel Patricia A. Huller Barb Nieporte Joseph Kunkel, Jr Dr Thomas J. Huller Vern Nieporte Jack & Marlene Hummel The Kuper Family Bryan Nieporte Donna S. La Eace Joe Hunt Patty Nieporte Mary Jo La Eace Cindy Hunt Jake Nieporte In Memory Of Rita La Eace Kevin Nieporte Louie Hunt Paul Lajoye Bridgette Hunt Kate Nieporte Geena Hunt Bridgette Lajoye Justin Nieporte Joey Hunt Julianne Lajoye Josh Nieporte Taylor Hunt Adriana Lajoye Frances Nieporte Mrs Thomas Huth Christine Lajoye Fran Nieporte Ron Nieporte In Loving Memory Of DrTom Huth Joseph Lajoye Terri & Dave Huwel Paul Lajoye, Jr. Aaron Nieporte Chris Huwel Mr & Mrs Tom Lamping & Family Gina Nieporte Greg Huwel Dolores C Landwehr & Family Lindsay Nieporte Ann Huwel Avery Nieporte Jeffrey S Learman Joe Huwel Hannah Nieporte Bobby Lederer Tom Huwel Samantha Nieporte Donald Lee Brian & Courtney Huwel Christine Nieporte Carolyna Lenhardt Michael & Amy Huwel David & Melissa Leyland Kaiya Nieporte Linkugel Guy & Susan Huxel Albert & Rose Littner Family Judge Tim Nolan Kate Iadipaolo Ray & Joan Loebker & Family Julia D. Nolan Chiara Iadipaolo Gabriel Iadipaolo Adam Iadipaolo Baby Iadipaolo Paula Insho Tom & Barb Ison & Family Taunya Nolan Jack Jeff Jack Rachel Jackman Esther Jackson Sam Jackson Wesley Loerich Edward T Norton Betsy & Henry Jacquez Lesta Loerich Diane Nuxoll Charles & Abby Jahnigen Michelle Long Joe Nuxoll Joan Jaindl Oren Donald Long Susan Nuxoll Daniel Jaindl Michael Lonnemann Margaret O’Brien Robert Jaindl Jill Lonnemann John O’Brien Joseph Jaindl Michelle Lonnemann Daniel O’Brien Mary Jaindl Alexandra Lonnemann Karen O’Brien Andrew Jaindl Gabrielle Lonnemann Kathy O’Brien

HEALTH CARE BILLS ARE INCURABLY FLAWED “Seriously flawed” is how the Family Research Council described both the Senate and House bills, since both, besides funding abortion, “still allow rationing of health care for seniors, raise health costs for families, mandate that families purchase under threat of fines and penalties, offer counsel about assisted suicide in some states, do not offer broad conscience protections for health care workers, and seek to insert the federal government into all aspects of citizens’ lives.” “…thehealthcarebillisfatallyflawedandassuchcannotbesupported,” writes Bishop RobertVasa of Baker, Oregon. Bishop R. Walter Nickless of Sioux City, Iowa, warned: “First and most important, the Church will not accept any legislation that mandates coverage, public or private, for abortion, euthanasia, or embryonic stem-cell research. …As a corollary of this, we insist equally on adequate protection of individual rights of conscience for patients and health care providers not to be made complicit in these evils. … A so-called reform that imposes these evils on us would be far worse than keeping the health care system we now have.” All of the pending bills have been uniformly condemned by all serious pro-lifers, including the Catholic Medical Association, Focus on the Family, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, the Southern Baptist Convention, Family Research Council, and numerous individual bishops throughout the United States. A fuller exposition of the reasons for objection by serious pro-lifers can be found at Abortion Funding Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia, who chairs the U.S. Bishops’ SecretariatofPro-LifeActivities,stated: “Bywhatright,then,andbywhat precedent, would Congress make abortion coverage into a nationwide norm, or force Americans to subsidize it as a condition for participating in a public health program?” The Cardinal concluded that the current legislation being proposed was “not acceptable.” In the House version, even with the Stupak Amendment, “Abortions are covered through private plans…The bill also requires the existence of at least one insurance plan that covers abortion ‘services’ in each state.Tax dollarsmaynotfundabortionsunderprivateinsurance,butthoseprivate planparticipantsarepayingforabortionthroughtheirpremiums,”points out American Life League, an uncompromising pro-life organization. Subsidiarity Even assuming that the moral deficits in both the House and Senate bills could be remedied, which is impossible, there remains yet another very serious problem with the legislation. The introduction of the wholesale takeover of the health care system by the federal government is in violation of the principle of the doctrine of subsidiarity, supported in Christianethicsaswellasinsoundpoliticalphilosophy. Thislongstanding doctrine of subsidiarity teaches quite clearly of the dangers of excessive governmental intervention. Subsidiarity is a basic principle of Catholic social teaching, and was again explained by Pope John Paul II in 1991 in his encyclical Centesimus Annus: “A community of higher order should not interfere in the internal life of a community of a lower order, depriving the [lower] of its functions, but rather should support it in case of need and help to coordinate its activity with the activities of the rest of society.” InadocumentissuedjointlybyMostRev.JohnF.Naumann,Archbishop ofKansasCity,KS,andMostRev.RobertW.Finn,BishopofKansasCitySt. Joseph, MO, this danger was pointed out clearly: “The writings of recent Popes have warned that the neglect of subsidiarity can lead to an excessive centralization of human services, which in turn leads to excessive costs, and loss of personal responsibility and quality of care. …diminishing personal responsibility or creating an inordinately bureaucratic structure which will be vulnerable to financial abuse, be crippling to our national economy, and remove the sense of humanity from the work of healing and helping the sick.” Even assuming that we were able to secure clear language protecting against abortion funding, euthanasia counseling, health care rationing, denial of conscience rights, etc., those in charge of implementing this legislation have made their pro-death inclinations abundantly clear, and would have great authority to corrupt what otherwise might be thought to be clear and incorruptible language of the legislation. This administration, or future ones, having put the feet of this nation on this disastrous path of government-operated health care, would certainlyfindthispowerandcontrolintoxicatingandwouldbeunableto resist further advances in these dangerous policies. Barb O’Brien Mary Lu O’Brien Margaret Mary O’Brien Margaret O’Conner Paul A O’Daniel Samantha A O’Daniel Bryan E O’Daniel Brooke N O’Daniel Beverly S O’Daniel Linda Ochs Rick Ochs Mark Pack Carla Padgett Janice Paolucci John P. Paolucci Sandra Paolucci Michael Paolucci Robert & Judith Parsons Giles Patterson Susan Patterson Isabella Joy Patterson Gabrielle Hope Patterson Alexandra Faith Patterson Joanne Paul Dr Rand Paul & Family Mary Beth Peavler John Peavler Donna Lee Penick Dorothy Phirman Gayle Piron Dan Piron David Piron Sarah Piron Rev Robert Poandl John & Geri Pohlgeers Kurt & Cindy Pohlgeers Frank & Linda Pohlgeers Katie Pohlgeers Jonathan Pohlgeers Gregory & Amy Pohlgeers Dan & Joan Pohlgeers Dr & Lisa Pohlgeers Dr Anthony Pohlgeers Vic & Sue Ponzer & Family Peggy Premec Paige Premec Kathy & Jim Purcell John David Rabe Family Ryan Ramdass Brendan Ramdass Jill Ramdass, RN Peter J. Readnour Jennifer Readnour Amber Readnour Jennifer Lynn Readnour Ellen Readnour Rosemarie Readnour Lillianne Readnour Peter J. Readnour, II Rev James Reber

Lois Reber Doran Reed Georgiana Reed Stephen & Sophie Reen Jackie Regner Timothy Reilly Mary Jane Reilly Brett Reilly Katie Reilly Brady Reilly Mary Kay Reilly Dolores Rettig Pauline Reuter Bill Reuter & Family Lynn & Jay Rice Jane Riehemann Marilyn Riehle, GLM Daniel Risch Will & Ellie Ritter Victor Ritze Doris Ritze Cathy Roberts Dick & Nancy Roeding The Jim &Terry Roessler Family Kal Rogers Blanche Rogers Lloyd Rogers Kenneth Rogers Paul J Rohling Robert J Rohling Tom & Patti Rolf Michael Rolf Nicholas Rolf Anna Romito Barb Ruh Jim Ruh Stephen Ruh Megan Ruh Gene & Theresa Russell Ronald Rust Kathleen Ryan Pat Ryan Mike Ryan Matt Ryan Delana Sanders Anna Grace Sanders Rob Sanders Maria Sauerland Linda L Sawma Mr & Mrs Terry Schaeper Stephen Schaeper Leo Schappacher Mari Schappacher Elizabeth Schappacher Susanna Schappacher Virginia Schappacher Victoria Schappacher Peter Schappacher Michael Schappacher Leo Schappacher, Jr.

Laura Scharf Jeff Scharf Abbigail Scharf Anna Scharf Ann Schenk Margie Schepman Jack Schepman Mrs R Scherrer Jack Schierer Mary Schmidt Dr James L Schmitt Gina Schmitt Kelly Schmitt Brittany Schmitt Austin Schmitt Caleb Schmitt Thane Schmitt Aubrey Schmitt Joseph J. Schmitz Mary E Schneider Eric & Mary Schneider Yandell P Schneider Tom & Trudy Schneider Butch & Gina Schneider & Family Joyce Schreiber Frank Schreiber

Edward Schroeder Dolores Schroeder Mary G. Schroer Mary Schroer Ken & Patricia Schulte Theresa Schulz William Schulz Philip J Schutte Gregory Schutte Kristen Schutte Mr & Mrs Carl Schutte Mr & Mrs Stephen Schutte Andrew Schutte Doug Schwarber Eric Schwarber Maureen Schwarber Natalie Schwarber Amy Schwarber Abby Schwarber Grant Schwarber Damian Schwarber Don & Crystal Sebastian & Family Larry Sendelbach Kay Sendelbach Michelle Sendelbach Mr & Mrs Andy Shaw Mr & Mrs Gerald Shawhan Michael Shawhan Kate Shawhan Mike & Donna Sheehy Joseph P Sheehy Ann Siebel Paul & Mary Ann Siebel Jerry Siebel Rose R Siegrist Duane & Jan Skavdahl Samantha Skavdahl Dr Smith Mary Smith Lou Smith Suzanne Smith Jim & Erika Smith & Family Bobby & Nicole Smith & Family Mary Jo Sova Todd Sova Gage Sova Keith Sova Christine Sova John R Sower Phyllis A Sower Thomas E Sower Will Sower John R Sower, III Andrew Spoor Dean Spoor Iris Spoor Richard Spoor Robert Spoor Mr & Mrs Richard Spoor Joe Stadtmiller In Loving Memory Of Lorain Stadtmiller Joey Scott Stambush Regina Stambush Joseph Stambush Ricky Stambush Cara Stambush Ray Stamper Amanda Stamper Hannah Stamper William Stamper Emma Stamper Caroline Stamper Shandon Stamper Cyndi Stamper Victoria Stamper Adam Stamper Jonah Stamper Ellianna Stamper Jack Stamper Dr Aaron Stamper Alisha Stamper Raymond Stamper Tallia Stamper Breanna Stamper Caleb Stamper Adelia Stamper Jill Stamper Reuben Stamper Shandon Stamper, II Debbie Starosciak Margie Stegel Jim Stegel Vanessa Stegel Jake Stegel Nathan Stegel Marissa Stegel Ruth M Steltenkamp Tom Steltenkamp Steve Steltenkamp Carrie Brown Strittholt Virginia Strunk Judy Stubenrauch The Gary Studer Family Ed Sulken Max Sulken Marley Sulken Judy Niehaus Sulken Davey Sullivan Andrea Sullivan Theresa Summe Samantha Summe Darlene H. Summe Anthony T. Summe Pam Summe Mark Summe Billy Summe Matthew Summe Lea Ann Summe Maximilian Summe Maria Summe John J Summe Jr Fred H. Summe, Esq Jane & Charles Summe Connie Summers Charity Summers Terry Summers R. Talbert Family Al & Jan Tallarigo Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Themann Christa L. Themann Daniel J. Themann Marybeth Themann Rev Mr Daniel Themann The Joseph Themann Family Carl Thomas Russell Thomas Joanne Thomas Carolyn Thomas

David Thomas Kathy Thomas Joe Thomas Jeff Thomas Harry Thomas Ginnyq Thomas John & Marilyn Thomas & Family Sr Virginia Marie Thomas, S.J.W. In Memory Of Mary Catherine CatherineThomson Thomson Donna & Keith Thornberry Mary Lou Toelke Marilyn Trauth Andy Trauth Marti Tunget Glenn Tunget Sherry Tuschong Elmer Tuschong Thad Tuschong William R. Twehues Sandra L. Twehues Fatima Uribe Nita L Vanasse Mary A. Vennemann Robert F. Vennemann In Loving Memory Of Elizabeth Vennemann Rich Vennemann Linda Vennemann Randy Vennemann Daniel Vennemann Nicholas Vennemann Mr & Mrs Fred Vezina Jackie Vezina Michelle Vezina Erik Vezina Thomas & Carol Voet Charlotte Volpenhein Tom Volpenhein Jim Volpenhein Laura & Richard Wallace & Family Julie Wartman Jennifer Wartman Kyle Wartman Devin Wartman Tyler Wartman Kara Wartman Macy Wartman Jeremy Wartman, II Larry Wartman, Jr Larry Wartman, Sr Jeremy Wartman, Sr John Wegener Donna Wegener Elizabeth Wegener Paul Wegener Gary Weisenberger Kim Weisenberger Dave Weller David Weller Christina Weller Michael Weller Jerri Weller Emily Wells Matt Wells Marlene Wendling Douglas Wenk John Wenk Ryan Wenk Andrew Wenk Thomas Wenk Susan Wenk, M.D. The Bernard Wesselman Family Paula Westwood Greg Westwood Abigail Westwood Mary Westwood In Memory Of Gayle Whaley In Memory Of Judith Whaley Mr & Mrs Randy Wical Connie Wiedeman Sara Wiedeman Grace Wiedeman Nancy J Wills Dennis Wilson Anna Marie Wilson Edward A. Wilson Jason Wilson Trisha Wilson Laura Ann Wilson Hope Louise Wilson Richard Wilson Tosha Wilson Adella Annabelle Wilson Emily Elizabeth Wilson Thomas Anthony Wilson James Patrick Wilson Melanie Wilson Evan Alexander Wilson Maria Roseanne Wilson Paul Charles Wilson Ilena Anneliese Wilson Alice R Wintersheimer Justice Donald C.Wintersheimer Blaise Q. Wintersheimer Craig P. Wintersheimer Mark D. Wintersheimer Stephen Witte George K Witte Teresa Woeste Edwin Woeste Jim Woeste Joey Woeste Timmy Woeste Thomas C Wolfe Joseph “Bud” & Theresa Woltering Mark Wormald Angie Wormald Maria Wormald Robby Wormald Mary Wright Family Anna V. Yaegel Mark S Yaegel Ken Zalewski Jennifer Zalewski William & Barb Zerhusen Mr & Mrs William Zerhusen Angela Zerhusen Evan Zerhusen Mr & Mrs Jaden Zerhusen David E Ziegler Patricia Ziegler Amy Ziegler Mary Lee Zumbiel Robert W. Zumbiel Ruth Zumbiel Greg Zumbiel Edward Zumbiel Michael Zumbiel Patrick Zumbiel

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