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A new face

When students, parents, and staff return to Saint Pius X school in Edgewood for class and school functions, they’ll notice a new face in the halls. Judy Gerwe takes over as principal this year after spending 21 years as a teacher at Notre Dame Academy. Get to know a little about the new principal, what she’s done to prepare for the summer, and what she looks forward to in this new position. SCHOOLS, A5

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Schworer to be N. Ky.’s first female police chief By Regan Coomer

Independence Police Sgt. Amy Schworer will be the first female police chief in Northern Kentucky when she takes over as head of the Park Hills police department Aug. 30. “I am very excited about being a chief,” she said. “It’s exhilarating.” Amy Schworer Schworer will take the place of current Police Chief Rick Smith, who is retiring. Kenton and Campbell county attorneys Garry Edmondson and Jim Daley agree that Schworer is the first female police chief in Northern Kentucky. In Boone County, a female sheriff was elected in 1943. While Schworer, who has 20 years’ experience in law enforcement and has spent more than eight years with Independence, is aware that her position will be breaking new ground, she plans to win the confidence of residents with her dedication to the community and an open-door policy. “I’m looking to motivate people,” she said. “I won’t be asking people to do anything that I’m not willing to do myself. It’s all about us working together.” Once Schworer creates a good “foundation” with Park Hills and


Park Hills city officials welcomed new Police Chief Amy Schworer at the Aug. 9 council meeting, where she was sworn into duty. Left to right: City Clerk Julie Alig, Council members Dan Catchen and Ted Kleymeyer, Mayor Mike Hellmann, Schworer and Council members Steve Elkins, Monty O'Hara, Christopher Sudbrink and Steve Ryan. her six officers, she plans for the department to get more involved in the community and seek state accreditation. “When people get to know law enforcement officers, they see we’re people, too. I think once a community partnership is established, those walls start to come down,” she said. Schworer credits the Independence Police Department and Chief Shawn Butler for her advancement, adding, “It speaks volumes about Independence and how they’re bringing up new leaders with education, support and encouragement.” Park Hills Mayor Michael Hellmann said Schworer was the city’s first interview for chief, and she

“set the bar high.” “She has a very positive personality that comes across as soon as you meet her,” he said. “She showed up 20 minutes early to the interview, which is always a good thing.” Hellmann said Schworer already has an excellent “grasp” on what Park Hills is all about. “Amy is going to do a lot for the city,” he said. Schworer’s hiring also brings an official end to police department merger talks between Fort Wright and Park Hills. Upon the news of Smith’s retirement, Fort Wright approached Park Hills about the possibility of a combined police force. After discussion, Park Hills City Council

agreed unanimously to keep its current department not only for cost reasons, but also for the sake of residents, Hellmann said. “Most people feel more safe when they see a Park Hills police officer driving down their streets,” he said. Expense-wise, the merger wasn’t feasible for Park Hills, Hellmann said. In addition to merging costs such as new uniforms or re-striping the police cars, preliminary numbers from Fort Wright were $60,000 more than what the city currently pays, $500,000, for the same number of officers. “Why would you pay more for the same level of service?” he asked.

Fort Wright voters to decide street tax Biking for a cause

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Fort Wright City Council voted 5-1 to put a special street tax levy on November’s ballot Aug. 4. Voters can decide whether or not to be taxed up to 10 cents per $100 of property valuation each year, a tax that will generate $500,000 in funds earmarked for the “exclusive purpose of maintenance, repair, and replacement of streets, curbs and gutters.” The rate will be revisited annually by council. The levy is written to allow council to enact less, but not more than, 10 cents per $100 of assessed value each year. City Administrator Gary Huff said the city will host “two or three” public hearings to allow

residents to ask questions about the tax. “If we need more, we’ll have more,” he said. Council Member Bernie Wessels was the dissenting vote on council, saying he doesn’t think an additional tax is right. “The president and congress are out of control with over-taxation of both business people and residents,” he said. Wessels, who owns substantial property in Fort Wright, admitted that if the street tax is passed, it will affect him. “I have a lot of property in the city and I pay a lot of business taxes to the city,” he said. Instead, Wessels is asking council to enact a 30-item list of cost-saving and revenue-generat-

Tax details

A proposed tax increase to appear on this November’s ballot for Fort Wright residents could increase their property valuation tax rates by 10 cents per $100 of value next year if passed. The levy would specifically be geared to generate funds to repair streets and other city infrastructure. The rate would also be reviewed annually. ing alternatives as well as to cease work on streets for two years. However, Council Member Dave Hatter, a member of the city’s finance committee, said that it would take too long for Wessels’ measures to come to fruition. “We already spend 20 percent more than we bring in,” Hatter

said, adding stopping work on streets isn’t wise because “you’re just two more years behind.” Hatter reported in April, when the first reading of the tax was passed 5-1, that if the city continues its spending practices, reserves will continue to decline and the city will be $1.2 million in the hole in five years. While Hatter agrees it is a “terrible time” for a new tax, he said as a resident he is willing to invest in streets and preserve city property values. Since that time, some cost-savings initiatives have already been enacted, including cutting out Battery Hooper Days, a $4,000 savings, and reducing two full-time clerks to part-time, saving $40,000 a year.

Judge rules Jon Draud candidacy lawful By Regan Coomer

Republican Jon Draud is a legitimate candidate for the District 2 seat of the Kenton County Commission per a judge’s ruling Aug. 3. Campbell County Circuit Judge Fred Stine found not only that Draud had filled out his nominating petition correctly, but also that “jurisdiction” can mean any voter in Kenton County. Stine also dismissed the claim of Tom Elfers, Draud’s opponent in November,

who had made a motion to dismiss the suit. “The language employed by the legislature does not mandate that the electors reside in the same district,” Stine stated in his 14page judgment. Draud filed the suit after questions arose about Kenton County Jailer Terry Carl’s signature on his nominating petition. Carl is not a resident of District 2. “That was my position all along that jurisdiction meant Kenton County,” Draud said. “It didn’t seem very logical that you could

vote for somebody and can’t sign their petition.” While Elfers had stated he was trying to dismiss the suit because it was a “waste of time,” Draud believes Elfers was trying to get the suit dismissed so he could bring it up again later – thereby keeping the Kenton County Republican Party from naming a new nominee by the deadline. “I felt he was being dishonest by saying he wanted to focus on the issues. Really, what he was trying to do was get me removed from the ballot at the appropriate

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time,” Draud said. Elfers was also happy that the suit is over, but he denies he had other motivations for entering the suit. “Maybe he’s spent too much time in the political world and too much time operating outside the lines of fairness and honesty and maybe he was assuming I would have acted the same way he would have,” he said. Elfers said he told “everyone who wanted to listen” that the suit was frivolous and he had no plans to challenge Draud’s filing papers.


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August 12, 2010

BRIEFLY Civic Club hosts roast

Lookout Heights Civic Club 1661 Park Road in Fort Wright will host a Pig Roast Aug. 15 from 3-7 p. m. Cost is $7 for pig with sides, $12 with draft beer included, and kids under 10 get in for $4. There are kids games, corn hole, horse shoes, raffles etc. For more information call 859331-4278.

Eye screenings

Dr. Charles Breen will be conducting free eye screenings from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday Aug. 13 at St. Elizabeth Covington, 1500 James Simpson Way. Glaucoma and cataract screenings will be offered. Those interested in scheduling a screening should call (859) 746-1990 to schedule their appointment.

Meetings cancelled

The cities of Edgewood

and Fort Mitchell have canceled their regularly scheduled council meetings on August 16 due to the annual Northern Kentucky Area Development District banquet. Both cities also announced that their meetings on Sept. 6 meeting has been canceled as well, due to the Labor Day holiday. Edgewood has announced that they will hold a special meeting on August 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the city building, located at 385 Dudley Road. Fort Mitchell has not announced any special meetings yet. For more information about Edgewood, visit For more information about Fort Mitchell, visit

District 6 project updates

The Kentucky Transporta-

tion Cabinet District 6 released a road projects update Aug. 6. District-wide striping of roads is being performed in Kenton and Campbell counties. • Road construction continues on 12th Street in Covington. Construction will take place between the NB I-75 off ramp and Scott Street. Work may also occur on Madison Avenue, Scott and 11th streets between Greenup and Madison. A barrier war has been placed on eastbound 12th Street. Street parking is no longer available on eastbound 12th Street. The south side of Lee and Fisk streets are closed at the 12th Street intersection. Russell Street is closed between 12th and 13th streets. • Road construction has begun on Stevenson Road and Kyles Lane. Watch for flaggers and construction equipment.

Candidate line-up set for November election By Regan Coomer and Jason Brubaker

Election 2010 has become clearer after the 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10 filing deadline. Council, commission, mayoral, school board and independent candidates filed to be placed on the November 2 ballot. Only five candidates have filed for six seats in Crescent Springs: Christie Arlinghaus (incumbent), John Goering, Dale Ramsey (incumbent), Thomas Vergamini (incumbent) and Matthew Zeck (incumbent). Mayor Jim Collett is unopposed as mayor. Five incumbents and one fresh face have filed for Crestview Hills City Coun-

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cil’s six seats: Colleen Collins Bright, David Kramer, Ralph Laird, Thomas Moser, Frank Sommerkamp Jr. and newcomer Kenneth Palmer. Mayor Paul Meier is unopposed as mayor. Fort Wright City Council incumbents have filed unopposed for six spots: Joe Averdick, Adam Feinauer, Dave Hatter, Todd McMurtry, Scott Wall and Bernie Wessels. Mayor Joe Nienaber Jr. is unopposed as mayor. Five candidates filed for Lakeside Park’s six council seats: Andy Disken, Paul Markgraf (incumbent), John Rhodes (incumbent), Frank Smith and David Wolfer (incumbent). Former council member David Jansing is running unopposed as mayor. Park Hills may have the most highly contested race with 15 candidates running for six council seats. Thos running include: Donald Dornheggen II, Steve Elkins (incumbent), L.F. “Skip” Fangman, Albert Fedders, Diane Geiger, Ted Kleymeyer (incumbent), John Lewis, Vickie McAtee, Monty O’Hara (incumbent), David Smeltzer, Pamela Spoor, Matthew Stubbs, Christopher Sudbrink (incumbent), Doug Waggoner and Kathy Zembrodt. Park Hills Mayor Michael

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Hellmann will face council member Don Catchen for mayor. In Fort Mitchell, incumbent council members Vicki Boerger, Mary Burns, Bill Reis, Dave Schrand, Dave Stoeckle, Will Terwort and Denny Zahler will run against challengers John Hancock, David Noll, Renee Oka, Daniel Rice and Bob Wilder for the eight-seat council. Current council member Chris Wiest will challenge incumbent Tom Holocher for mayor. In Edgewood, Nancy Atkinson will join incumbents Dale Henson, Steven Jaeger, Chris Link, Joe Messmer, Jeff Schreiver and Ray Spears on the seven-seat council. Mayor John Link will run unopposed. In Villa Hills, incumbents George Bruns, Greg Kilburn, Mike Pope, Scott Ringo, Steve Ruebusch and Tim Sogar will run against challengers James Noll and Sean Payne for the six-seat council. Mayor Mike Sadouskas will run against former council member Mike Martin for the mayor’s office. The Beechwood School Board will have five candidates for the three open seats, including incumbents Mike Dammert, Mark Gooch and Brad Hood, as well as challengers Jeanne Berger and Matthew Johnson.


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Residents preparing for World Equestrian Games By Jason Brubaker

When the World Equestrian Games hit Lexington in late September, Carolyn Borgert will be right there in the middle of them. Borgert, of Villa Hills, will be volunteering at the games, serving as a judge for eventing, a competition that includes dressage, cross-country and show-jumping. A lifetime horse lover, Borgert has been volunteering at equestrian events for close to 40 years, including the annual Rolex ThreeDay Event in Lexington and even the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. “I started riding when I was in first grade, and it’s been a passion of mine ever since,” she said. “To be able to be a part of the World

Equestrian Games is truly an honor, and I’m just so thrilled.” Borgert said she has been counting down the days until the games start, knowing how significant they will be to the state. This will be the first time the games, which are held every four years, have ever been held in the United States, and there is expected to be 250,000-300,000 people in attendance during the 16-day event. Officials have also estimated that the games could bring in an estimated $150 million in revenue. “I don’t know that some people realize how big this is,” she said. “It’s basically like a miniOlympics, and it’s going to be an absolute blast.” In addition to the numerous

competitions, Borgert said there will be other activities going on during the games too, such as a trade fair featuring a variety of vendors, as well as numerous music shows and unlimited equine celebrations. There will also be a special “Kentucky Experience” program set up by the state, which will allow visitors from other states and countries to get a feel for what makes Kentucky so unique, from the bourbon to the basketball to the horse racing. “There’s going to be something that everyone can enjoy,” she said. “This is going to be a historical event for the state, so we’re just hoping everyone gets a chance to get down there and take it in.”

For her part, Borgert said she’s looking forward to the eventing competition, because of the quality of the competitors, as well as the variety the event offers. Formerly an avid competitor in riding events, she said she has developed a fine eye for watching the events. However, she said the beauty of the horses and the atmosphere of the games are something everyone can appreciate, whether they have a background in the equine industry or not. “It’s a really cool event for people to check out, even if they’re not real familiar with it, because you get to see some good action pretty close-up,” she said. “I’m just so excited to be a part of it.” The World Equestrian Games,

held at the Kentucky Horse Park, will begin Sept. 25 with the Opening Ceremonies, and will run through Oct. 10. There will be eight disciplines, including eventing, jumping, vaulting and reining, and the games will broadcast live on NBC. Tickets may be purchased for specific events, or guests can also purchase general admission tickets to walk the grounds. “I just can’t say enough about how great this is going to be,” promised Borgert. “I’ve been counting down the days and I hope the closer it gets, the more people will start to get into it.” For more information about the World Equestrian Games, including a schedule of events, visit

Battery Hooper Days back for sixth year in Fort Thomas By Regan Comer

Cannons will shoot, skirts will swish and one man will face a court-martial at the Sixth Annual Battery Hooper Days Aug. 21- 22. The dedicated volunteers of the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum in Fort Wright are bringing back

crowd favorites such as the Ladies Living History Fashion Show, a petting zoo, an army camp, and of course: the cannon. “When you’ve got a good thing, why change it?” said Museum Board Member Bob Clements of the cannon. The Sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry will be back to man

went on to fight under U.S. Grant and ended his career as chief engineer of the Washington Monument. Kreidler’s General Wright will join recurring “visitors,” Abraham Lincoln and General Lew Wallace. Battery Hooper Days will also celebrate the museum’s fifth birthday as well as the 150th anniversary of Abra-

the cannon, overseeing three shots Saturday and two times Sunday. New to the event this year is museum volunteer Tom Kreidler reenacting General Horatio Wright the entire weekend. Fort Wright was named after the general, who was in charge of the Department of Ohio in 1862, Clements said, and

ham Lincoln as president with a giveaway and red, white and blue decorations. Visitors can win birthday door prizes including books and other memorabilia inspired by the Civil War, Clements said. Returning this year is a court-martial of a Confederate soldier, administered by the Ninth Kentucky Volun-

teer Infantry or the Orphan Brigade. “One of their members wanted to go AWOL so he was tried and convicted by his fellow soldiers,” Clements laughed. “It was very popular last year.” Museum Board Member Mary DeSalvo said the living history re-enactors are not to be missed.



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Zach Stegman prepares to fire an arrow during the archery camp at Fort Mitchell Park on August 9. JASON BRUBAKER/ STAFF

Archers take aim at the targets during Archery Camp at Fort Mitchell Park on August 8.


Archers are right on target By Jason Brubaker

Zach Stegman eyed his target as he raised his arms slowly into position, keeping his front shoulder low and aligning his back elbow with his hand, before carefully drew back the bow. Then, in the blink of an eye, the bow flew forward, sending the arrow whistling through the air toward the soft padding of the target. THUMP!! He lowered his bow and cast his gaze out to the target to

Joe Oka demonstrates how to "nock" an arrow, or place it on the bow, during the archery camp.


check out his aim. Satisfied with the result, he reached for another arrow from the ground quiver, and started the set-up again. Stegman was one of the participants in the annual Archery Camp, put on at Fort Mitchell Park by resident Joe Oka, a certified instructor. The camp teaches the basics of archery to anyone over the age of 10, including firing position, alignment, aiming techniques, and safety procedures. After learning the “12 steps to Archery Safety,” campers get to show off what they learned on a half-dozen targets near the

baseball field, with a giant sheet providing the backdrop and catching any spare arrows or errant shots. “Safety is the biggest thing we have to learn,” said Oka during his intorductory speech on August 9. “If someone were to get hurt, we’d probably have to stop doing this, so we want to make extra sure we’re following the procedures. It’s better safe than sorry.” The camp is held every year in early August. For more information about the camp, visit

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By Regan Coomer

When Sue Greis, the new principal at St. Henry School in Elsmere, started her new position this summer, something was missing. “I don’t like an empty school building - I’m ready for the kids to be here,” she said in mid-July while getting some paperwork together. “That’s why we all do what we do- to work with kids.” She won’t have to wait much longer. With most local school districts set to resume classes soon, students and parents will notice a number of changes this year, with everything from new teachers and staff to entirely new school buildings. There will also be some changes in curriculum for many teachers, as they adjust to meet the state’s new content standards. “The new standards are a lot more defined and specific, which I think will really help the teachers,” said Erlanger/Elsmere Superintendent Kathy Burkhardt. “This puts the state more in line with national standards, and gives us a well-defined goal to shoot for, so I think we’re all excited to get started.” In Kenton County, one of the focuses for the upcoming year will


Miles Elementary teachers Emily Vogt, Amanda Eten and Kaitlin Stephens visit with Hannah Puckett on Aug. 4 as part of the school’s home visits program. The program is designed to build relationships with the parents and students before classes begin. be the increased use of technology in the classrooms. In fact, there were extra sessions added to the annual Professional Growth Academy this year just to offer teachers more training on SmartBoards, the interactive whiteboard that the district hopes to have in every classroom soon. “There are definitely things at PGA that teachers will be able to implement in their classrooms the very first week of school,” said Deneen Zimmerman, the district’s director of elementary education. “The academy just helps us to offer things that we know are on the cutting edge in education.”

In addition to the new standards and teaching methods, there will also be a different look for quite a few schools in the area. In Erlanger, work is continuing at the new Lloyd Memorial High School, which is about halfway finished and opened to students last year, while Lindeman Elementary School will sport a new roof in addition to the landscaping work completed by volunteers last May. Beechwood Elementary School will show off their new building when classes resume this year, with the first phase of construction having been completed, including

Judy Gerwe preparing for first year at St. Pius By Jason Brubaker

Judy Gerwe’s first day as principal of St. Pius X will require at least one “small” change from what she’s been used to. “I’ve gotten so used to working with the high school kids that I’m going to have to learn how to work with younger kids,” said Gerwe, who spent the past seven years as the assistant principal at Notre Dame Academy. “But that’s also what I’m looking forward to the most - I can’t wait!” Gerwe takes over for Betty Trenkamp, who was the principal at St. Pius for 12 years. Gerwe, who also taught at Notre Dame for 21 years, said her last official day at NDA was June 30, and her first official day at St. Pius was July 1. “I went from one right into the other,” she said. “It’s been a lot of work, but it’s also been fun to meet everyone and start learning my way around here.” Gerwe, an Independence resident, said she knew she was ready to be a principal this year, having earned a Master’s degree in education and a principal’s certification from Xavier University. She originally began teaching at Notre Dame in 1988. But now, as she is adjusting to working with the younger students at St. Pius, where the oldest kids are eighth-graders, she said she plans to spend as much time as possible in the classrooms. She said she has spent a good part of the

summer meeting the faculty and staff as she’s been at the school, and has also managed to meet some of the students as well. “I’m really excited to get to work with the kids, because that will be a different dynamic than I’ve been used to,” she said. “It will take a different approach, but I love working with kids, and I think I’ll really enjoy that aspect of this position.” She said the abundance of parental and community support were also big selling point for her as she took the job. She talked about one story she heard from a teacher this summer, who talked about a school group that needed 200 cupcakes on short notice for a function last year. A few frantic phone calls to parents later, those cupcakes, plus some extras, were on the way to the school. “That right there just tells me the kind of support

we have here, and that’s one of the most important things you need to make a school successful,” she said. “This is a tremendous school in a great community, and I’m blessed to have this opportunity.” Sister Mary Shauna Bankemper, the president of NDA, said she’s convinced Gerwe will do a great job at St. Pius. “We were sad to see her go, but we knew she was ready to go out on her own,” she said. “She’s a wonderful educator who really has a love and passion for students, and we’re so proud of her.” The first day of classes at St. Pius is scheduled for August 18, with an open house planned for August 15 after Mass. There is also a Parent Orientation Night on August 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information about St. Pius, visit or call 341-4900.


Kenton County Schools will host Readifest to get students, and parents, re-acclimated to school.

Thursday Aug. 12 Beechgrove Elementary afternoon kindergarten and grades 3-5 at 6:30 p.m. James A. Caywood Elementary from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hinsdale Elementary fourth-grade orientation at 6 p.m. River Ridge Elementary kindergarten at 4 p.m. Ryland Heights Elementary orientation for students with last name beginning with letters A-L at 5 p.m. and M-Z at 6:15 p.m. Woodland Middle School 6-8 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday Aug. 13 Kenton Elementary grades 1-5 at 4 p.m.

Monday Aug. 16 Fort Wright Elementary all grades at 6 p.m. Hinsdale Elementary third-grade orientation at 6 p.m. Kenton Elementary kindergarten AM students at 4 p.m. and PM students at 5 p.m. River Ridge Elementary 1-5 grades at 6 p.m. White’s Tower Elementary kindergarten from 5-6 p.m., grades 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 45 grades from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

COLLEGE CORNER Burchell, Picciuto and Miller on dean’s list

Patrick Owen Burchell and Brianna Nicole Picciuto, both of Lakeside Park, and Karen Lynn Miller of Edgewood were recently named to the dean’s list at Miami (Ohio) University. Students making the dean’s list achieved a 3.5 or better grade point average for the 2009-2010 second semester. For more about the school, visit

Corey Emerson of Independence has graduated with an associates degree from Sinclair Community College. JASON BRUBAKER/STAFF



new classrooms, and administrative offices. Finally, Kenton County will open the new Turkey Foot Middle School this year, the latest in their series of energy-efficient schools. “This is something we’ve been excited about for quite some time,” said Beechwood Superintendent Glen Miller this summer while examining the new building, which sits where the parking lot used to be. “This is going to be a great benefit for our students.” However, despite the changes, there’s one thing that will remain constant in each school, according to Burkhardt. “We’re just going to do whatever we can to provide the best education possible,” she said. “That’s the goal we have every year and that’s not going to change.” Most schools will be holding parent orientations, open houses and back-to-school bashes in the coming weeks to welcome students and answer questions from parents. The first day of class for the Erlanger/Elsmere School District will be August 17, while Kenton County will start on August 18 and Beechwood will begin on August 19. Most schools in the Covington Diocese will also start classes on August 18. For more information about upcoming events, contact your child’s school.

Emerson graduates

Judy Gerwe takes over as principal at St. Pius X this year after spending the previous six years as the assistant principal at Notre Dame Academy.



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Edgewood residents named to dean’s list

Two Edgewood residents were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2010 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Emily Nichole Zalla, a graduate of Covington Latin School, is enrolled in the university’s College of Arts & Sciences. To qualify for the Dean’s List in the College of Arts & Sciences, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or above and be enrolled in at least 14

graded units. Michael Jennings Young, a graduate of Covington Catholic High School, is enrolled in the university’s Olin Business School. To qualify for the Dean’s List in the Olin Business School, a student must earn a semester grade point average of 3.6 or higher, and be enrolled in at least 12 hours of graded course work.

Kruer graduates

Nathan Kruer of Edgewood has graduated from New College of Florida. He received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in environmental science.

Rent-a-Text program coming to NKU Northern Kentucky University Bookstore announced that it will begin offering textbook rental services this fall. Rent-AText will offer students 50 percent or more off the price of new textbooks and will provide students with an affordable alternative to help meet rising education costs. “We are eager to launch Rent-A-Text because we are committed to providing students with affordable textbook choices,” said Andy Meeks, director of business operations and auxiliary services at NKU. The NKU textbook rental program will be available to students in store and online with in-store pickup. Students will have a choice of payment options, including financial aid. Students who rent books through the program will be allowed to highlight and take notes within the books as well as the normal wear and tear associated with

coursework. At the end of the semester, students will have the option to purchase their textbook if they want to keep the book. Rent-A-Text is available through NKU’s existing partnership with Follett Higher Education Group, and the program is based on Follett’s comprehensive pilot program that saved students nearly $2 million on course materials in just one semester. More than 90 percent of students surveyed who rented textbooks expressed satisfaction with the pilot program. “We have been at the forefront of cost-savings programs for more than a century,” said Thomas A. Christopher, president of Follett Higher Education Group. “Helping to reduce the costs of higher education is part of our mission and we look forward to working with NKU to deliver substantial textbook savings to

students.” Those interested in participating in the Rent-AText program must register and create a patron rental profile in advance at https:// r e n t a l . b k s t r. c o m / Te x tRentalWeb/logon.orca. Fall textbooks will be available in late July. Starting in late July, students can visit www. to determine which fall book titles will be rental eligible and to begin renting and purchasing fall textbooks. In the meantime, students can visit www. or www. for more information or contact the NKU Bookstore directly at

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his grandmother had been diagnosed with cancer. “I figured this was something small that I could do,” he said. “It wasn’t really a big deal for me to grow it long, and if it could help somebody, then I thought it would be a good idea.” However, the long hair look didn’t initially go over well with everyone in his family. “To be honest, I wasn’t too thrilled with him having this really long hair,” recalled his dad, Jason, with a smile. “He’s a great kid who has never been in trouble, but people sometimes makes quick judgments based on appearance, and I just didn’t want that happening to him.” As Logan recalls, even his grandmother wasn’t a fan at first. “I don’t think she really liked it until I told her why I was doing it,” he said. “Once I explained it, then I think she was okay with the whole idea.” With plenty of time to adjust, Logan said his family and friends began to accept the long-hair look, and after a while, he never

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Logan Purnell, who will be a freshman at Dixie Heights, recently cut his hair for the first time in four years. He had been growing it to particpate in the Locks of Love program, after finding out that his grandmother had been diagnosed with cancer. gave it a second thought, even as it continued to grow. However, with summer winding down this year, Logan finally decided it was time to go under the scissors. Along with his mom and best friend, he went to Noah’s Art Salon in Covington on August 3, where once they learned of his intentions, they cut his hair for free and shipped it to the local chapter of Locks of Love. “They were just awesome, wanting to help us out for a great cause,” said Logan’s mom, Julie. “I just think it’s neat, because there’s not a lot of boys his age who will grow their hair this long to participate in this kind of program, but Logan just really wanted to do it. ” The act of cutting the hair was another matter, as after four years’ worth of growth, the stylists had their work cut out for them. After some careful examinations of his locks, they were able to separate his hair into four ponytails, each one approaching 13 inches in length, before starting to trim. They also braided one lock of hair for Logan to keep as a reminder of his dedication to the program. Now, the new-look Logan is just hoping people will still recognize him. “I think we all got used to his long hair, so this is going to be an adjustment,” said Julie. “He looks like an entirely different person! But we’re just so proud of him for thinking about others this way - he’s just a terrific kid.” “It definitely feel different,” added Logan, rubbing the back of his neck which used to be hidden by his flowing locks. “But I’m glad I did it.” Even better, Logan said his grandmother is doing better in her fight against cancer, and said he’d definitely consider growing his hair out again to participate in Locks of Love. “If it can help someone and make a difference, then I’d definitely think about doing it again,” he said. “There are people who need it more than me, so I just want to help out in any way that I can.” For more information about Locks of Love, including how to participate, visit


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While they have dominated Northern Kentucky girls’ golf in recent years, Notre Dame Academy hasn’t threatened to win the state title in that time. The Pandas hope to change that this year as they have one of their deepest teams in recent memory, second-year head coach Karen Henderson said. “I’m excited about my depth,” Henderson said. “They’ve worked hard all winter on their game and on conditioning. They’re learning how to think on the course.” NDA was ninth at state last year after winning the regional title, and Henderson said they are

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motivated to finish higher this year. The Pandas had a strong first week of the 2010 season. At the Owen County tournament, the Pandas were Pugliano third with a team score of 317 (top four players’ scores count), which Henderson said was the best team score in her two years. Sacred Heart and defending state champ Green County were the top two teams, with SHA finishing at 310. Henderson was thrilled the No. 5 player in her lineup shot 79. “We were up against the top teams in the state,” Henderson

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said. “The girls saw they can compete. They are very goal-oriented. Their No. 1 goal is to be competitive at state.” NDA hasn’t won the state title since 1983. Henderson said Green County will be tough to beat this year, but the Pandas will work to get up there. The team has three veteran seniors in Angela Pugliano, Kelsey Kennedy and Carly Metzger. Ali Cheesman shot 77 and 78 her first two tournaments. Sydney Swingos, Nicole Volpenhein, and Haley Berling are other returning players. Standout freshman Jill Edgington has a strong future, Henderson said. “Her length is incredible,” Henderson said.





Other area golf teams By James Weber

Here is information on other local golf teams whose coaches submitted information to the Recorder: Covington Catholic is aiming for the regional title after finishing second to Ryle last year. Returning starters include three seniors in Joey Fredrick, Josh Moorman and Andrew Kendall. Junior Seattle Stein and sophomores Austin Beck and Alex Scanlon also return. Top newcomers are junior Adam Ditzel and freshmen Merik Berling and Brett Bauries. “2010 will represent the deepest CCH golf team in quite some time,” head “She doesn’t let stress get to her. The next four years you’ll see a lot from her. The seniors have taken her under their wing.” The Pandas were set to host

coach Rob Schneeman said. “Our top five to six players have a lot of experience and have shown that they can consistently put up low numbers.” Along with these players, we have another five to six that would make most varsity teams in Northern Kentucky.” Schneeman said the depth should allow the players to practice more and be able to take matches off to be fresh for the postseason. Villa Madonna won the NKAC Division III championship last year. Head coach Ben Lonneman returns one starter from that team in junior Max Leneave. Top newcomers include junior Ben Kunkler, and sophomores Ray Moehlman, Matt Damon and Robbie Due. their own tournament Aug. 10, then will be part of the Villa Madonna tournament Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Kenton County courses.

Eagles hope to scale new heights in VB By James Weber

The Scott High School volleyball team knows the competition in the Ninth Region is tough, but the Eagles hope this is their year. The Eagles are prepared to build on their landmark 2009 season, when they were 37-4 and lost in the Ninth Region final to Notre Dame. “I think we have a good shot,” head coach Andrea Sullivan said. “We’ve never beaten St. Henry or Notre Dame, and Holy Cross will be tough in our district, so nothing is going to be easy. Hopefully we make history by being the first public school to (win the region).” Scott had a strong summer leading into the new season, capped by a second-place finish in the Bluegrass Games, which ended Aug. 1 in Lexington. The Eagles have their highest preseason ranking in the state coaches poll, in eighth place. Scott went 7-1 in the Bluegrass Games, only losing to sixth-ranked Henry

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The Scott Eagles varsity volleyball team went 7-1 finishing in second place in the Kentucky State Bluegrass Games July 30Aug. 1 in Lexington. From left: Summer Manning, Erin Romito, Taylor Stinson, Lauren Tibbs, Taylor Theissen, Joye Connelly, Andrea Porter, Allison Wiegand, Celina Valenti, Erin Mersch, Lauren Trame, and Lauren O’Conner. Clay in the finals. Along the way, Scott defeated No. 15 Butler and No. 9 Louisville Holy Cross in the tourney. Sullivan missed that tournament as it came days after the birth of her second child. She will return to the team full-time sometime in midseason. Assistant coach Jeff Trame, a former Holy Cross head coach, will take over in the meantime. Leading the way is the pair of “Twin Tower” Lau-

rens, including senior hitter Lauren O’Conner, the 6foot-5 powerhouse who has already committed to the University of Kentucky. Lauren Tibbs, her 6-foot-4 teammate and a Division I college prospect in basketball, also returns, “(O’Conner) has played nonstop, so hopefully we can keep her healthy,” Sullivan said. “With as much as she plays, she’s had very little time off. We need her

to be aggressive against the bigger teams.” Scott lost two senior starters from last year but Sullivan said their replacements gathered a lot of playing time in grooming to take over this season. Taylor Stinson will take over at setter and Summer Manning at libero. Other veteran returners are a pair of Erin’s – Mersch and Romito – and a third Lauren, Trame. Mersch and Trame are also seniors.

“We’re working on our blocking in practice, and our passing and serving,” Sullivan said. “Obviously we have the two tall girls. If we can consistently get the ball to our setter, we’ll be very strong.” Sullivan is doubly proud of her team’s performance in the classroom. The Eagles were recently honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association with a Team Academic Award. The Eagles had a 3.9 team GPA for the 200910 school year. They were one of only four Kentucky teams honored by the AVCA, and the only one in Northern Kentucky. “That says a lot about the type of team we have,” Sullivan said. “3.9 is really good for one person, but when you have it as the average for 12 or 13 girls, it’s very strong. We take academics very seriously. They have great time management.” Scott opens the season at Holmes Aug. 19 and debuts at home Aug. 26 against Lafayette. The Eagles will host their annual September Slam Sept. 3-4.

Other area volleyball teams By James Weber

Here is information on other local volleyball teams whose coaches submitted information to the Recorder: Notre Dame is looking for its fourth straight Ninth Region title this year. Head coach Andrea Lanham led the team to a 31-9 record last year. Returning starters include Emily Schmahl, Shelby Reid, and Carley Jones. Top newcomers include Elly Ogle, Heidi Thelen, and Taylor Angel. Ogle and Thelen, both freshmen, played club ball together. Ogle, who played for Beechwood last year, looks to be the starting setter with Thelen starting in the middle. “We have a talented and experienced young team,” Lanham said. “We hope to improve and strengthen with each match. We have a very strong schedule competing against multiple nationally ranked teams at the (Louisville Invitational) and the Nike

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Tournament in Chicago, which will prepare us for post season.” Simon Kenton returns a veteran team that went 20-18 last year. Second-year head coach Andrea Atwood returns six starters in Kelsey Butler, Sierra Waechter, Sam Pearson, Kaytlyn Exeler, Harley Morris and Carly Caverly. Top newcomers are Kaitlin Murray, Kelsey Henderson and Sam Eudy. Holy Cross returns Becky Houston for her fifth year as head coach. HC was 13-13 last year and 34th District runner-up. Returning Sydney Sizemore, Taylor Ichinose, Lydia Doggett, Ali Doggett, Jayden Julian, and Megan Krumpelman. Julian, a high college prospect, is one of the top hitters in Northern Kentucky. Top newcomers look to be Abbey McKinnley-Tally and Georgia Childers. Houston is looking for a successful year out of her veteran squad. Darrell Cammack returns as head coach to lead Lloyd Memorial, whose team went 14-

10 last season and won the Ludlow Classic. He returns virtually his entire lineup from last year, including Jessi Fulmer, Carly Wood, Jordan Smith, Taylor Dashner, Ashley Powers, Kiki Carroll, Lindsay Netto, and LaShawn Ford Top newcomers include Brandi Geisler, Briana Johns, Makenzie Smith, and Sara Rudd. Cammack is optimistic the veteran talent will lead to improvement on last season’s winning record. Villa Madonna returns three starters from last year’s 21-8 team that played in the All “A” Classic state tournament. Sandi Kitchen returns for her 16th year as head coach. Returning starters are seniors Hannah Knochelmann and Lauren Gieske, and junior Jasmine Beal. Beal is an athletic returning setter who makes the offense go, Kitchen said. Top newcomers are junior Alayna Simpson and sophomores Natalie Spicker and Paige Gieske. Kitchen said the team’s strength is hitting and that the passing is inexperienced.


Scott High School senior Lauren O’Conner (12) is one of the top returning players in Kentucky.

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Area teams headline Soccerama By James Weber

The schedule

Thursday, Aug. 12: 4:30 p.m., Beechwood vs. WaltonVerona; 6 p.m., Villa Madonna vs. Cooper; 7:30 p.m., Highlands vs. St. Henry; 9 p.m., Conner vs. Dixie Heights. Friday, Aug. 13: 9 p.m., Ryle vs. Scott. Saturday, Aug. 14: 8 a.m., Bellevue vs. Ludlow; 9:30 a.m., Calvary vs. Cov. Latin; 11 a.m., Newport Central Catholic vs. Holy Cross; 4:30 p.m., Holmes vs. Carroll County; 6 p.m., Notre Dame vs. Campbell County; 7:30 p.m., Bishop Brossart vs. Simon Kenton.

Ryle High School will be the host of 2010 girls’ soccer Soccerama exhibition series. Eleven matches will be played from Thursday, Aug. 12, through Saturday, Aug. 14, at Clifford Borland, Sr. Stadium. The matches will feature 22 Northern Kentucky teams. At press time, there was a potential of adding another game with two additional teams. “We hope to have a very enjoyable tournament where all the teams have great weather and great sportsmanship,” said Ryle girls’ head coach Edmundo Echeverria. “I think it will be a great season this year. My goal is to get the teams everything

they need.” Ryle hosted the boys’ Soccerama last year. John Horton, former Covington Catholic head coach and current Ryle teacher, organized that and gave a lot of help to the Raiders girls’

staff for this year’s event. Besides the soccer, Ryle is working to provide concessions, kids’ play areas, vendors and area businesses, and other community events. The marquee match looks to be on the first night, when two-time state champion Highlands meets recent upstart St. Henry, who lost to Notre Dame in the state round-of-16. Notre Dame, last year’s state runner-up, will play another local improving program in Campbell County. Beechwood, Villa Madonna and Dixie Heights will all play Aug. 12. The matches are a key prelude to the regular season, which begins Monday, Aug. 16. Tickets are $5 per session and $10 for all three.


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Anna Luber of Villa Hills, Ky., daughter John and Kimberly Luber, has committed to Division I rowing at Villanova University. Luber will be rowing at Villanova University in the fall. She is team captain for the 2009-2010 season. She placed seventh in the 2008 U.S. Rowing Youth Nationals. She was third in the 2008 U.S. Rowing Club Nationals in Women’s Lightweight 8+ and fifth in Women’s Lightweight 4+. In 2009, she competed in the U.S. Rowing Youth Nationals Women’s Varsity 8+. In the Midwest Championships, she won first place in both the Women’s 1st Varsity 8+ and the Women’s 1st Varsity 4+. She was named the 2010 State Champion in the Women’s First Varsity 4. “Anna’s everyday effort, leadership, and sense of humor have made her fun and easy to coach,” said crew coach Andy Piepmeier. “She is a major reason we have won two state championships and three Midwest Championships in the last three years.” he said.






Bengals fans seem to have mixed decisions on whether wide receiver Terrell Owens (81) will help or hurt the team – particularly paired with Chad Ochocinco (85).

CH@TROOM How much of a difference will Terrell Owens make for the Bengals, both on the field and off the field? “The Bengals will be in the media on the sports page and on the police blotter.” G.G. “If the Bengals can keep their players out of jail, he might make a huge difference in the team’s overall confidence and playing ability. However, I don’t care for any professional sport ... and don’t understand all the hype anyway.” Florence, Ky. “Off the field, Owens will bring lots of attention to Cincinnati and the Bengals. On the field, not so much. The Bengals have an inconsistent quarterback and an offensive line that is lacking in protecting the quarterback. Just read Palmer’s stats and the number of quarterback sacks in the last couple of years. I haven’t quite figured out how Terrell Owens will give us what we NEED. What a waste of money.” S.C. “It’s anybody’s guess. On one hand, he has some impressive seasons (2000-2002 with San Francisco and 2007-2008 with Dallas), but on the other hand, the ability of anyone to endure the rigors of professional football and continue to excel is limited. “Owens is only three years younger than Brett Favre, and his position (wide receiver) is probably more demanding in terms of stamina than Brett. For now, at least for a year or so, the team of





Next question: With a new poll showing support sliding for Ohio’s smoking ban, and Kentucky counties considering a ban, how effective do you think such bans are? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. Chad and Terrell will be a formidable challenge for the Bengals’ opponents.” B.B. “Hard to tell this early, but since he has a reputation of speed, and with Ochocinco on the other end of the line, the chances of more scoring might be greater for this season.” O.H.R. “While Terrell’s arrival was covered in a positive way and he behaved quite well, his past actions with multiple teams worries me. I hope he has matured and is now ready to be a team player instead of the prima donna we’ve seen too much of in the past. “My son and I have season tickets and plan to give him a real chance. We just hope he doesn’t give us any reason to boo him.” R.V. “I was not in favor of Terrell Owens becoming a Bengal. He certainly didn’t come here with even a hint of humility. I sure hope he proves worth it on the field and that he doesn’t prove to be a distraction in the locker room.” M.K.T.

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Strategies for fighting the stink bugs off your veggies Question : I’ve had several vegetable problems in my garden this year. The leaves of my tomatoes and beans are covered with hundreds of pin-point sized white or yellow dots, and there is a fine “sandy” webbing beneath the leaves, which have turned offcolor, sort of yellow-green. The fruits of my tomatoes and peppers have some off-color blotches or cloudy areas on the surface of the fruit that are yellowish-ivory colored and hard-fleshed in those lighter-colored areas just under the skin. Are these insect problems or a disease?

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Answer: The off-color leaves and webbing is caused by spider mites (discussed later in this article), but the damage to your tomato and pepper fruits is caused by stink bugs. Stink bug feeding on peppers and tomatoes causes a light colored corky area just underneath the skin of the fruit. These damaged areas are visible through the skin. There has been a lot of stink bug damage in local gardens this year. Damage was common early in the season on corn. The same species of stink bugs, the brown and green stink bugs, attack pep-

pers, with the brown being more difficult to control. There have also been similar reports of stink bug damage to tomatoes. Mike Klahr Adult stink bugs migrate Community from weedy Recorder areas onto the columnist garden tomatoes and peppers, particularly when the weedy plants begin to decline. Continual weed management throughout the season in and around gardens helps to reduce stink bug immigration onto your vegetables. In terms of insecticidal control, home gardeners can use malathion, horticultural oil, Neem, pyrethrum, or the pyrethroids (containing active ingredients ending in “thrin” such as permethrin, bifenthrin, cyfluthrin). These chemicals will provide only fair to good control of stink bugs, so weed control is very important. It also helps to use less mulch around plants, since a heavy layer of mulch provides desirable

habitat for stinkbugs. When possible, handpick egg masses, nymphs and adult bugs from plants. Also till the soil lightly in fall or early spring to disturb the over-wintering habitat. High temperature and low humidity are two of the key ingredients needed to cause an outbreak of spider mites on many fruit and vegetable crops. Tomatoes, beans, muskmelons, watermelons, sweet corn and apples are very susceptible to spider mites. Extended periods of hot, dry weather lead to mite buildup. Infestations usually first occur on nearby weeds. Generally mites feed on the undersides of leaves. Leaves of mite infested plants may turn yellow and dry up, and plants may lose vigor and die when infestations are severe. The underside of affected leaves appear tan or yellow and have a crusty texture. Heavy infestations of the two-spotted spider mite produce fine webbing which may cover the entire plant. For control, use Malathion, but not Sevin, since Sevin can result in a buildup of mites. Mike Klahr is the Boone County Extension Agent for Horticulture.

Thoughtful gift for the troops

Helping hands, helping others in Northern Kentucky. The support of our veterans and our troops was once again demonstrated through the generous donations of a local citizen and local business owners. Last year the Northern Kentucky Blue Star Mothers of America, Chapter 5, and the U.S. Marine Riders Association took part in “Wreaths Across America,” a program to lay wreaths at the graves of veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Virginia McKenney of Georgetown, Ky., saw the wreath on her husband’s grave and she came up with a way to help the cause. She made a patriotic quilt, donated it to the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 24 where she is a very active member and requested they use the quilt as a way to raise money for the Wreath Across America program. Virginia then called Blue Star Mothers of America’s Northern Kentucky Chapter 5 president Lorene Friedman of Florence and offered to sell chances on the quilt and donate the money to the Wreaths Across America project. She has made several hundred dollars which will be donated to

the wreaths project. Virginia was selling chances at the Grant County Fair last week when she was approached by Mike and Peggy Joyce Caudill Eubanks who said they were aware of Community the troop and Recorder veteran support guest efforts of Northcolumnist ern Kentucky’s Blue Star Mothers and had donated to them in the past. Mr. Caudill said they owned two businesses in Northern Kentucky, Time Auto Sales in Walton and Covington, and wanted to donate $2,000 from each business to the Wreaths Across America project. Virginia McKenney, Al Duncan, director of Williamstown North VA Cemetery, and Lorene Friedman met with Mike and Joyce Caudill at their place of business on Aug. 3. The Caudills presented them with two checks for $2,000 each to honor their pledge. Mr. Caudill also donated 600 Frisbees to Blue Star Mothers

to be sent to our troops in harm’s way. We have recently been told that the troops like to use the Frisbees to help search out improvised explosive devices by skimming them close to the ground. Blue Star Mothers plan on using magic markers to add a greeting to each one before they are sent over. The Caudills then gave Lorene a promise that she would also be receiving 500 Matchbox cars to send to the troops. They can either play with them or give them to the local children to help promote our goodwill efforts. A gift is always more precious when you know that it comes from the heart of the giver. These Northern Kentucky citizens gave from the bottom of their hearts to a cause that honors those who gave the ultimate gift. Our servicemen and women sacrifice their lives for the freedoms each and every one of us enjoy every day. God bless America and all the wonderful people that support and honor our military … past, present and future. Peggy Eubanks of Lakeside Park is with the Northern Kentucky Chapter 5 of Blue Star Mothers of America Inc.

N. Ky. Choice applauds Boone’s support of Free Markets The members of Northern Kentucky Choice are encouraged that the Boone County Fiscal Court, after giving serious consideration to this matter, have reached the conclusion that smoking bans are indeed harmful to many businesses and the community as a whole. “With the overwhelming majority of restaurants already smoke-free by their own choice, we are pleased that the Boone County Fiscal Court has recog-

nized that such a law would have only expanded bureaucracy and required higher taxes for enforcement,” said Boone County resident and Northern Kentucky Choice spokesperson Eric Cranley. Many business owners in Kenton County fear the possibility of a ban, as they stand to lose both business gained from Ohio consumers who choose Northern Kentucky because they can smoke, and Kenton smokers to Boone County.

“This combination would crush Kenton County businesses and lead to a higher tax burden on the citizens of Kenton County,” said NKYChoice Executive Director Brian Houillion said. “There are already enough empty storefronts in our Central Business Districts and shopping centers throughout the region. We do not want to turn our historic downtown areas into ghost towns.” “Consumers have asked for smoke-free venues, by voting

with their feet, and the businesses have reacted accordingly. No law is required, and the interaction of our market system will continue to work. The Boone County Fiscal Court recognized this. Hopefully, the Fiscal Courts of Kenton and Campbell counties will see this, as well,” said Ken Moellman, another NKYChoice spokesperson. In recent weeks, Northern Kentucky Choice has been approached by mayors and city

councilmen within Kenton and Campbell counties who feel that the cities have not been consulted for input into this matter, despite being the most negatively impacted from any smoking ban. “We will continue to work with the community, business owners, local elected officials, and other issues groups to continue to advise them on the adverse conditions which historically accompany smoking bans,” Houillion said.

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Michael Rinken of Independence, (far left) relaxes after a hard bike ride with his teammates and co-workers Jim Tippmann and Matt Davidson at the 2010 American Cancer Society Pan Ohio Hope Ride, which took place from July 29 to Aug. 1. Bikers go on a four-day ride from Cleveland to Cincinnati.

Local cyclist rides for hope, help By Regan Coomer


Guiseppe’s Neighborhood Pizzeria in Covington is family run and prides itself on getting to know each customer and serving every one of Covington’s neighborhoods.

Family pizzeria invites, supports community By Regan Coomer

green and white as well as photos of Covington’s neighborhoods, specializes Giuseppe’s Neighbor- in homemade-dough pizza hood Pizzeria caters to Cov- inspired by well-known Covington spots, such as ington. The family-owned and the Mainstrasse Monster, an operated pizzeria opened in all-meat pizza, or a tradiMarch and ever since, tional supreme pizza. In addition to pizzas, Giuseppe’s, located at 2607 Giuseppe’s Madison Ave., serves a has been doing variety of its best to give Information hoagies, Covington what L o cation: 2607 Madison appetizers, it wants, salads and whether it’s the Ave., Covington Contact: 814-8444 desserts. e v e r- p o p u l a r Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Harris’ Hot Sicilian Monday through Thursday and mother hoagie or a spe- 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Joan is cialty pizza. Saturday. responsible Owner Daren for madeHarris wants Giuseppe’s to from-scratch desserts that be a family place. “It’s our family feeding change every other day. Giuseppe’s is open from your family,” said Harris, a former deputy sheriff. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday “They’re going to enjoy the through Thursday and 11 service and the food, which a.m. to midnight Friday and is very reasonably priced Saturday. Customers can and we’ll be a place they carry out, dine-in or have Giuseppe’s delivered. For come back to.” Giuseppe’s, which is dec- more information, call orated with Italian red, (859) 814-8444.

One Independence man rode 328 miles for the cause during the American Cancer Society’s Fourth Annual Pan Ohio Hope Ride July 29 to Aug. 1. Michael Rinken cycled from Cleveland to Cincinnati in four days, going as much as 100 miles or a “century” one of the days. “You can’t ask for a better cause. It is a personal challenge and a pretty big time commitment and you’re proud to say you’ve done it,” said the father of seven. Each participant in the Hope Ride is asked to raise $2,500 prior to the race. Rinken and his two teammates managed to raise more than $7,000 to contribute to the final total of close to $400,000. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodges, which provide housing to cancer patients who travel for treatment. Of the 360 riders, only 25 were from Cincinnati, Rinken said; adding that’s something he wants to change. “There’s a pretty big cycling community here in Cincinnati. After this ride, we’re taking it upon ourselves to spread awareness and get the word out and have a better showing in Cincinnati,” Rinken said. Rinken, who is originally from Minnesota, picked up biking in Colorado to lose weight, but that exercise quickly turned into a passion, something that is evident when he talks about his plans to cycle later on a 90plus degree day. “It melts the stress away and takes me out of my day,” he said. Rinken brought that love of cycling to his employer, FRCH Design World-


Independence resident Michael Rinken snaps a shot during the 2010 Pan Ohio Hope Ride. Proceeds from the ride benefit American Cancer Society Hope Lodges, which provide free housing for cancer patients who travel for treatment. wide in Cincinnati, where he headed up the cycling team. The team trains all year and picks one big charity ride each year. The Hope Ride was the longest ride

Rinken had ever participated in. Rinken and his co-workers cycled all four days at the Hope Ride, which was optional. Rinken would get up at 6 a.m. in the morning and be off by 7 a.m. The cyclists rode more than 50 miles each day and would stop for the night at colleges along the way from Cleveland to Cincinnati. By the fourth day, you start to wear physically and mentally, Rinken said, but they made it. “I needed to prove to myself that I could do this. I wanted to prove to myself that I could finish strong.” Public Relations Director of Northwest & Southwest Ohio Peter Osborne said the Hope Ride’s funding of Hope Lodges has helped cancer patients deal with traveling for treatment. “Not only is it a cost savings of millions and millions of dollars over the years, but also Hope Lodges become a support network because of all the folks that are there because they’re either fighting cancer or caring for someone who is fighting cancer.”


More than 360 cyclists arrive triumphant at Xavier University, where the four-day ride ended Aug. 1.

Cincy Metropolitan Orchestra to offer outdoor concert The Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra will present an outdoor performance this summer. Theperformance is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at President’s Park in Edgewood. Join the CMO on a journey through the tales of “Harry Potter,” “Superman,” Walt Disney, the “Lord of the Rings,” and other movie favorites. The show will also visit the worlds of Indiana Jones, Jack Sparrow and his “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Mary Poppins” and “The Wizard of Oz.” An independent, nonprofit organization, the CMO is home to nearly 75 musicians from all over the greater Cincinnati area.

“We have musicians from throughout the Greater Cincinnati area, as well as traveling from West Chester, Harrison, Loveland, Pleasant Plain, and Verona, Ky.,” said orchestra president Kathy Klug. The mission of the CMO is to perform free orchestral concerts of music for the mutual pleasure of audience and musician, while developing a sense of musical community. The CMO Vocal Ensemble will provide additional highlights. The concert is free and open to the public. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Visit or call the CMO at 513-941-8956.

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The Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra in performance at Tower Park in Fort Thomas. The orchestra will perform in Edgewood Aug. 17.



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Walk and Wok at the Boone County Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Group walks at least a mile, visits farmers market to pick up produce, then cooks and eats lunch. Simple, healthy recipes shared. Ages 18 and up. $10. Registration required. 859-586-6101. Burlington.


St. Joe’s Crescent Springs Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Joseph Church Crescent Springs, 2470 Lorraine Court, Battle of the Bands. Free. Through Aug. 15. 859-3416609; Crescent Springs.


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Celebrate a century of regional history. Find out about one of the founders of the Boy Scouts who was a resident of Covington, how the trolley from Cincinnati helped establish Fort Mitchell and how one of the largest urban parks in Greater Cincinnati is in Northern Kentucky. $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Colt Ford, 9 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Doors open 8 p.m. Jason Farris Brown is a country, country rap, singer-songwriter and a former professional golfer. $15. 859-491-2444. Covington.


Basile, 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $14. Dinner available. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Best of Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Sketch comedy shorts and music by BillWho? $30, $20 seniors and students. Through Sept. 4. 859-957-7625; Newport. Riding Shotgun, 8 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, Nunn Drive, Corbett Theater, Fine Arts Center, Building 9. Play by writer/director Greg Newberry about four high school buddies who had a pact that wherever they were in their lives 30 years after graduation, they’d reunite for a road trip to the Golden Gate Bridge. For mature audiences. $25-$35. Presented by Riding Shotgun. Through Aug. 14. 859-572-5433; Highland Heights.


Children’s Flying Trapeze School, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Learn to fly circus-style. Must be in reasonable physical condition and able to hold your body weight while hanging from the bar. Dress: Wear stretchable comfortable clothing appropriate for hanging upside. Rain reschedules. Ages 6-12. Must be accompanied by adult. $7. Registration required. Presented by The Amazing Portable Circus. 513-921-5454; Newport. Family Horseback Rides, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., First Farm Inn, 2510 Stevens Road, Learn to think like a horse, groom, saddle, mount and ride. Family friendly. $60-$65 per person. Reservations required. 859-586-0199. Petersburg.


Ladies Night, 5-10 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Wine tasting with StoneBrook Winery, $5 for 6 tastes for all attendees. Ladies receive $1 off bottles of wine, 10 percent off cases of wine and 10 percent off art purchases. Includes music. Ages 21 and up. 859-261-5770; Newport.


Lewis & Clark and the Indian Country National Touring Exhibit, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, National traveling exhibit tells the story of the explorers’ historic 1804-1806 expedition from a different point of view-that of the Indians who lived along their route. Lewis & Clark crossed the traditional homelands of more than 50 Native American tribes. The exhibit examines this monumental encounter of cultures and examines its past and present effects on the lives of the tribes which still live in the region. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; Burlington.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 7:05 p.m. vs. Windy City Thunderbolts, Champion Window Field, 7950 Freedom Way, Fireworks after game. VIP includes wait service. Lawn available on game day only. Fans must show a lawn chair or blanket at time of purchase. $10-$12 VIP, $9, $7 lawn. Presented by Florence Freedom Professional Baseball. 859-594-4487; Florence.

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Covington Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Promenade behind the goose girl fountain under the trees. Fruit and vegetables, baked goods, pumpkins in season, cut flowers and more. Presented by Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market. 859-292-2163; Covington.


Great Inland Seafood Festival, Noon-11 p.m., Festival Park Newport, Free. 513-4773320; Newport. St. Joe’s Crescent Springs Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Joseph Church Crescent Springs, Live music. Free. 859-341-6609; Crescent Springs.


Ride the Ducks Newport, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Ride the Ducks Newport, $15, $11 children. 859-815-1439. Newport. Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12. 859-2617444; Newport.

Shakespeare in the Park, 2 p.m., Boone Woods Park, Veterans Way and Ky. 18, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Part of summer tour. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. 859-3342117; Burlington. Best of Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $30, $20 seniors and students. 859-957-7625; Newport. Riding Shotgun, 8 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, $25-$35. 859-572-5433; Highland Heights.



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Canine Justice Network Fundraiser, 6-10 p.m., The Madison Event Center, 700 Madison Ave., Emerald Ballroom. Free appetizers, beer, wine, Champagne, dessert and valet parking. Includes music and silent auction. Benefits Canine Justice Network. $30. Reservations required. Presented by Canine Justice Network. 513-460-3888; Covington. A Taste of the Season, 6:30-11 p.m., The Inn at Onenta, 7729 Mary Ingles Hwy., Dinner, music, called auction, wine, bourbon and cigar tastings (priced separately) with experts from various local vendors and wineries, including Elk Creek Vineyards, Straus Tobacconist and more. Cash bar available. Includes preview of 2010/2011 Highlands High School theater season. Benefits Highlands High School Drama and Performing Arts Program. $30, $25 advance. Reservations required. Presented by Standing Room Only. 859-7817852. Melbourne.


Computer Recycling, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Kentucky eScrap, 7430 Industrial Road, Computer and electronics recycling. Anything with power cord. If it plugs in or consumes power, it can be recycled. Computers, keyboards, mice, cables/wires, LCD monitors, network equipment, office equipment, audio equipment, telephones, cell phones, power supplies, circuit boards, ink and toner cartridges and more. 859-292-8696; Florence.


Mutual UFO Network Meeting, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Mary Ann Mongan Library, 502 Scott Blvd., Scientific investigation of UFO phenomenon. Free. Presented by Mutual UFO Network. 859-802-6889; Covington.

Cancer Research Benefit Car Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St., Trophies and awards presented to Top 50, Best in Show and Wood Hudson Award. First 100 cars receive dash plaque. Includes multiple split-the-pots and a silent auction. Benefits Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory. Free. Presented by Fort Thomas Corvette Club. 513-708-1521; Newport.


Northern Kentucky Mother’s Exchange Fall Sale, 8 a.m.-noon, Dixie Heights High School, 3010 Dixie Highway, Children’s clothing, furniture, equipment, toys, books, games, sports equipment, computer and video games, nursery items, maternity and more. Cash only. $1. Presented by The Mother’s Exchange. 513-779-4107. Edgewood.



The Newport Aquarium’s Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery recently got weirder, with new animals added to the exhibit. The exhibit shows unusual animals in an up-close, personal way with new technology and an expanded gallery. Antenna burrfish, pictured, polka-dot batfish, spotted burrfish and spot-fin porcupinefish join the exhibit. The aquarium is open daily, with extended summer hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Sept. 4. Visit or call 859-261-7444. S U N D A Y, A U G . 1 5


Burlington Antique Show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, More than 200 vendors with antiques and vintage collectibles. Early buying, 6-8 a.m. with $5 admission. $3, free ages 12 and under. Presented by Burlington Antique Show. 513-922-6847; Burlington.


Southern Stars Square Dance Club, 5-7 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Family Friendly dances open to experienced western style square dancers and line dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427; Covington.

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Line Dancing, 7-9 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. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright.


Great Inland Seafood Festival, Noon-9 p.m., Festival Park Newport, Free. 513-477-3320; Newport. St. Joe’s Crescent Springs Festival, 2-11 p.m., St. Joseph Church Crescent Springs, Nolls famous fried chicken 3-7 p.m. and ride specials. Free. 859-341-6609; Crescent Springs.

Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. Windy City Thunderbolts, Champion Window Field, Post-game band, The Drysdales. $10$12 VIP, $9, $7 lawn. 859-594-4487; Florence.




Newport Gangster Walking Tour, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. 5th St., Explore Newport’s connection to well-known crime figures, including gangsters, gamblers and ladies of the night. See buildings that housed casinos, brothels and speakeasies. $15. 859-491-8000. Newport. Bootleggers and Bourbon, 6:30 p.m., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. 5th St., Includes bourbon tasting, dinner and new tour route with new gangster stories. $45. Presented by The Newport Gangsters. 859951-8560; Newport.

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Sunday Jazz in the Afternoon, 4:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859-2612365; Covington. Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 5 p.m., Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Includes Shimmers gift certificate prizes. Free. 859-4260490. Fort Wright.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. Windy City Thunderbolts, Champion Window Field, Trading Card Giveaway. Family Fun Sunday: Autographs, running the bases and a pre-game parade for kids. $10-$12 VIP, $9, $7 lawn. 859-594-4487; Florence. M O N D A Y, A U G . 1 6


Ride the Ducks Newport, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Ride the Ducks Newport, $15, $11 children. 859-815-1439. Newport. Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12. 859-2617444; Newport.


Ricky Nye and Bekah Williams, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., 859-4918027; Covington.


Wild Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Shelterhouse 2. Raptors: Top of the Food Chain with Raptor Inc. Hour-long programs. Rain or shine. Free, donations of nonperishable food and personal care items accepted. Presented by Kenton County Parks and Recreation. 859-5257529; Independence. T H U R S D A Y, A U G . 1 9


Campbell County Farmers’ Market-Highland Heights, 3-6 p.m., Campbell County Senior Center, 3504 Alexandria Pike, Parking lot. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 859-572-2600; Highland Heights.


Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m., Presidents Park, 281 Dudley Road, Bring seating. Food and drinks welcomed. Free, donations suggested. Presented by Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra. 513-941-8956; Edgewood. W E D N E S D A Y, A U G . 1 8

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Leaf Sand Casting, 9:30-11 a.m., Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Make a garden ornament or birdbath in the shape of a large leaf. Wear old clothes. $30. Registration required. 859-431-0020; Covington. EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Class, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859-291-2300. Covington.

COMMUNITY DANCE SwinGallery, 8-11:30 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, All ages. No partner required. Free beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m. Dancing to music by DJ 911:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. 513-290-9022; Covington. EDUCATION

(Almost) Every Other Thursday Science, 10 a.m., Pioneer Park, 3950 Madison Pike, Shelterhouse 1. It’s Simply Chemistry with COSI On Wheels. All ages. Free. 859-5257529. Covington.


Dixie Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m., Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave., Fresh produce, fruits, baked goods and flowers. 859-727-2525. Erlanger.


Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Shimmers, 859-4260490. Fort Wright.


Tribal Night, 7-11 p.m., Leapin Lizard Gallery, 726 Main St., Open belly dance and drum jam with Al-Yanna. Dance by local bands and dance troupes. Craft vendors and potluck table. $5. 859-581-2728. Covington.


Karaoke with DJ Will Corson, 9:30 p.m.1:30 a.m., The Avenue Lounge, 411 Madison Ave., $5 wine and $10 domestic buckets. 859-261-6120. Covington.


Writers Group, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Join local writing enthusiasts. Share work, and get feedback. Ages 18 and up. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Burlington.


The Showboat Majestic presents “The Nerd,” the story of hopeless “nerd” Rick, through Aug. 22. Location is the Majestic at the Public Landing below the Mehring Way. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays, with an additional show at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15. Tickets are $17 and $16 for students and seniors. Purchase at or call 513-241-6550. Pictured are: Jeff Hartman (Waldgrave), Laura Holland (Clelia) and Christ Stewart (Rick Steadman, “The Nerd”), and Nicholas Holland (Thor).

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August 12, 2010

Community Recorder


There are friends and then there’s a friend The word friend can be a catch-all word. Some people boast about their Facebook friends, “I have 75 friends.” Others reply, “Oh, I have 125,250, or 410, on mine!” High numbers make us feel popular and wanted. In his talks on friendships, priest psychologist Henri Nouwen made some helpful distinctions. He said there are five categories of people we call friends. The categories move from an outermost circle (where intimacy is weak) to an inner circle (where the intimacy factor is strongest). The criterion for determining these five levels of friendship is the degree and quality of mutual self-disclosure involved. Acquaintances are the outer category people. We only know each other superficially. They may be a teacher; other parents we meet at field-side watching our kids play soccer; someone in our yoga class or that we met

on the Internet; a down-thes t r e e t neighbor, etc. T h e t o p i c s i t h Father Lou w acquainGuntzelman tances are Perspectives the weather, sports, newspaper items, school issues, life generalities, etc. There’s familiarity but no depth of communication. If we never see them again it doesn’t matter. Colleagues. These are the people with whom we work, volunteer, or meet while doing a project. When I taught high-school I was one of 71 teachers. We were friendly, joked, ate lunch together and chatted in the staff room. Our topics were usually school issues, certain students, athletics, gripes about the administration or parents, or a good movie we’ve seen.

At times there was a little more conversation into family or personal issues than with acquaintances, but not much. Relatives. These “friends” are the assorted group of our grandparents, aunts and uncles, marriage in-laws, cousins, etc. We may see them often or then again only at weddings, funerals, holidays and reunions. But we have a history together and more knowledge about each other. We may exchange minor confidences or problems such as how Uncle Brad was involved in some kind of shady business deal; Pam is coping with being bipolar; and Kimberly had a brief but passionate affair with a married man. But being a relative does not mean we necessarily choose them as deeper intimates. Family and friends. These are the people with whom we spend a great deal of our time and carry

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fondly in our hearts – parents, siblings, spouse, children, lifelong friends, etc. They know us better than anyone. There is a deeper feeling of affection, mutual support, and trust. If we lose one of them in death we grieve profoundly. Family members share a lot with each other, but not everything. A psychologically healthy person has his or her own boundaries, inner life, secrets and individuality. These components of intimacy are shared only with someone of our own choice, and it is usually someone who is not a blood relative. Intimate friends. This is the innermost circle of

human friendship. It is usually our spouse or closest friend. Such a friendship is extremely difficult to develop, and sadly, is even lacking in some marriages. Recent studies indicate that compared to similar polls in the 1980s, there are fewer people today who believe they have a first-circle intimate friend. It requires mutual trust, in-depth and honest communication, and time. Our Facebook count may give us the impression that we have a thousand friends. But it’s unlikely that this most intimate-type friend is just one of the crowd. This most significant category is not achieved if our communication is chiefly

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Drink to your health … and for your health hydrated protects joints, for both kids and adults. That’s why today I’m sharing recipes for good hydration. It’s that important. And be sure and check on older folks, too. They can become dehydrated without realizing it.

The temperature on our thermometer registered 103.2 this afternoon. And in the house, it wasn’t much cooler since I had been making elderberry jelly and berry jams with my sister, Edith and neighbor, Sandy. But it Rita made me Heikenfeld t h i n k Rita’s kitchen about kids and adults who are outdoors and involved in sports. Proper hydration is so important to good health and optimum performance. What I worry most about kids in this weather is that I know it takes longer for a child’s body to adjust to heat and humidity than does an adult’s, so we may not recognize when a child is in trouble, hydration wise. Kids produce more body heat and don’t sweat as much as we do at the same exertion level, so in hot weather, a young athlete is at increased risk for dehydration. And remember, water works as a shock absorber in the body, so being

Homemade sports drink for kids

From my co-authored book “The Official Snack Guide For Beleaguered Sports Parents.” Check out colleague Dawn Weatherwax Fall’s website for more information on hydration and keeping your athlete healthy. To dilute a powdered juice drink, or juice from concentrate, use at least twice the water recommended. Diluting the juice may taste weak, but it will hydrate your child and give energy for the game.

Rita’s spa water

I shared this recipe with Amy Tobin on her Aug. 8 radio show on Q102. Check out for the complete interview. Amy loves this drink, and so does everyone who tries it. Here’s why: Lemons

contain vitamin C, which helps heal bruises, prevents cancer and heart disease. Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant, and the body uses vitamin C to manufacture collagen – that’s the stuff that glues cells together and helps heals cuts, etc. Again, the vitamin C allows your body to absorb calcium better. Susan Parker of Susan’s Natural World advises that lemons are a gentle liver cleanser. Lemons contain potassium, and we know that nourishes the brain, heart and muscles. It also helps your body better utilize carbohydrates and iron from food. The mint is a great digestive and uplifting herb plus it “fools” your brain into thinking you’re fuller than you are. And stevia is a natural sugar substitute herb.

etc. Then it got dicey with words only a chemist could understand. Years ago in cooking school, we made a base for fun drinks and it is similar to recipes I found for this drink. So here’s my take on it.

Mix together: 1

⁄3 cup instant coffee, dry, crushed 1 cup sugar 1 cup dry milk powder 3 ⁄4 cup nondairy creamer 1 ⁄2 cup Dutch cocoa Dash or two of salt

To make frappé:

Put a couple handfuls of ice in a blender. Add 1⁄2 cup of half & half. Pour in 1⁄2 cup of mix. Blend on high until smooth. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.


Master recipe:

Fill a jar or pitcher halfway up with peppermint leaves, bruising the leaves as you go. Continue filling about 3⁄4 to the top with lemon slices, bruising the slices as you go. Fill with good quality water, let infuse for 30 minutes at least, and sweeten to taste. Use stevia, a natural sugar substitute herb, which

Picture of Rita Heikenfeld's spa water that was featured in “Country Gardens” magazine in 2008. is 30 to hundreds of times sweeter than sugar, or use honey, or drink as is. Check out my website for a video and more information about stevia. I like to add blueberries, raspberries or sliced strawberries for a burst of color and added nutrition. This drink is refillable.

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Hitting the links for Lifeline Deacon Bob Stoeckle of Park Hills (left) and his father, Past State Deputy Al Stoeckle of Owenton getting ready to board their golf cart at the Northern Kentucky Knights of Columbus second annual Golf tournament held July 31 at Hickory Sticks Golf Course in California, Ky. to benefit Catholic Charities Lifeline project. This project helps pregnant women who need financial and / or emotional assistance.

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Yesterday at the Radisson, hundreds lined up to cash antiques, collectibles, gold and jewelry in at the Roadshow. The free event is in Covington all week buying gold, silver antiques and collectibles.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $712.37.â&#x20AC;? One visitor I spoke with yesterday said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less than ÂżIWHHQ PLQXWHV , OHIW ZLWK D FKHFN IRU $712.37. That stuff has been in my jewelry box and dresser for at least 20 years.â&#x20AC;? Another gentlemen brought an old Fender guitar his father bought

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August 12, 2010

Realtors association presents check The Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors held their seventh annual NKAR golf outing this summer at Twin Oaks & Plantation Club in Covington. The NKAR Affiliate Council orchestrates the event every year and they select a charity to receive the proceeds.

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American humorist and literary icon Mark Twain is credited with once famously chiding Cincinnati for being 20 years behind the rest of the world. If he was predicting a local musical stage revival of his best-known novel, he was nearly correct. The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center (The Carnegie) opens its 2010-11 Theatre Series with the lauded 1983 musical “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” during the

died one century ago this year, leaving a legacy as “the father of American literature,” according to William Faulkner. His prowess as a humorist doubtless appealed to another late American icon, Roger Miller, set out to compose a score to accompany the 1884 novel and playwright William Hauptman's script. Miller's musical version of Huck Finn would play more than 1,000 performances in its original Broadway run.

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August program to focus on Civil War diaries FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will explore the internal conflicts of the Civil War when Nancy Disher Baird discusses “Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary” at noon on Aug. 18 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. The KHS Museum Theatre program will also present “Dear Friend: The Civil War Diaries of Annie McCarroll Starling,” a live theatre performance, at the luncheon.

Food for Thought: “Civil War Diaries” invites guests to take an in-depth look at two young ladies' diaries, which reflect the complexities of that era. One woman was a slave owner who opposed Lincoln, but remained loyal to the Union. The other was a vehement supporter of the Union who did not own slaves. Both diaries describe the rifts between friends and families that occurred when loved ones fought on opposite sides in the war. But the diaries also show lives that were refresh-

ingly normal at times, with entries about travels, parties, courtships and local gossip. Baird, a teacher, author, speaker and world traveler, has published many books and articles, including “Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary.” She is recently retired from the Kentucky Library at Western Kentucky University (WKU). Her achievements include a WKU award for public service and the Sara Tyler Merit Award, which honors a member of the WKU faculty for outstanding ded-

icated service in the field of librarianship. The menu for the luncheon includes mini-BLTs, garden salad, grilled chicken, farm-stand corn salad, broccoli casserole, cantaloupe, watermelon, yeast rolls, brownies and iced tea or water. Tickets to the luncheon, which is part of the KHS Highlighting History series, are $18 for KHS members and $23 for other patrons. To make a reservation, contact Julia Curry at 502-5641792 or

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Club’s car show Aug. 14 benefits cancer research

The Fort Thomas Corvette Club will sponsor the 10th annual Cancer Research Benefit Car Show at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Hofbräuhaus in Newport. The proceeds from the car show will support cancer research at Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory in Newport. The Fort Thomas Corvette Club is sponsored by Kerry Chevrolet. The Cancer Research

Benefit Car Show will feature trophies and awards presented to the Top 50 registered cars in addition to the Best in Show and Wood Hudson Award. Registration is $20. Club cars will not be eligible for prizes, but all other cars are invited to register for the chance to win a trophy or award. Dash plaques will be presented to the first 100 vehicles registered. The Fort Thomas Corvette Club was organized

with the intention of encouraging planned trips, events, and social activities for members of the Corvette Owners Club, but the club also seeks to provide and regulate events for Corvette owners while encouraging careful and skillful driving on public highways. The Fort Thomas Corvette Club has also been gracious enough to support Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory for the past nine years with its Can-

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William K. Hogan Jr., 7250 Scottwood Ave., serving warrant, resisting arrest, second degree criminal mischief at Todd St. and Muse Dr., July 26. Bradley V. Brooks, 8190 Wooster Pike, second degree criminal trespassing, careless driving, second degree fleeing or evading police, operating on suspended or revoked operators license at 316 W. 6th St., July 26. David T. Thompkins, 1012 York St., rear license not illuminated, operating on suspended or revoked operators license, display or possession of cancelled or fictitious operators license at 2300 Rose Ln., July 28. Brandy N. Hillenbrand, 1709 Stewart Dr., third degree posession of a controlled substance, prescription for a controlled substance not in proper container at 1343 S. Garrard St., July 28. Lawrence W. Vaughn, No Address Given, giving officer false name or address at 500 W. 4th St., , July 29. Jesse Massey, 510 Watkins St., second degree disorderly conduct, menacing, resisting arrest at 510 Watkins St., July 29. Steven L. Sweet, 1031 Purcell Ave., possession of marijuana at 10 W. Rivercenter Blvd., July 29. Djuan Dyer, 3220 Colerain Ave., theft at 111 Brent Spence Sq., July 29. Susan M. Lopp, 619 Watkins St., fourth degree assault at 619 Watkins St., July 28. Cody L. Lopp, 619 Watkins St., fourth degree assault at 619 Watkins St., July 28. King S. Taylor, 531 Muse Dr., failure to notify address change to department of transportation, possession of marijuana at 2400 Benton Rd., July 28. William M. Malott, 1925 Pearl St., second degree possession of a controlled substance at 2001 Madison Ave., July 28. Charlie Williams, 12406 Park Knoll St., first degree possession of a controlled substance, buy/possess drug paraphernalia at 610 W. 4th St., Aug. 1. Shareef N. As-Samad, 11 Hurm St., #1, first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of marijuana, prohibit possession of a loaded gun in room where alcohol beverage sold, public intoxication at 914 Greenup St., Aug. 1. Sterling E. Sizemore, 1710 Scott Blvd., Apt. A., failure to or improper signal, operating on suspended or revoked operators license, second degree fleeing or evading police, third degree criminal trespassing at 508 E. 20th St., July 30. Daniel A. Wheelen, 1936 Glenway Ave., fourth degree assault, resisting arrest, menacing at 1936 Glenway Ave., July 30. James F. Winders, 26 E. 16Th St., theft at 26 E. 16th St., July 28.


Assault A man was struck in the side of the head with a crowbar at 224 E. 16th St., July 29. A woman was struck in the head at 204 E. 24th St., July 29. A woman was pushed down and hit several times at 228 E. 16th St., July 29. A woman was pushed during an argument at 2100 Maryland Ave., July 28. A woman was struck in the face at 121 Promontory Dr., Aug. 1. A woman was punched in the face at 801 Bakewell St., July 30.

Assault, criminal trespassing

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and assaulted him at 268 W. Pike St., #2, July 26.


A washer and dryer were stolen at 713 Willard St., July 26. Three hammers, an extension cord, a weed eater, and a pitch fork were stolen at 1105 Pike St., July 26. A TV was stolen at 66 Tripoli Ln., July 26. Someone entered an apartment and tried to take property at 1226 Highway Ave., July 26. A game system was stolen at 15 W. 15th St., July 27. A backpack was stolen at 509 E. 16th St., July 27. Prescription medication , $40 in cash, and a pair of earrings were stolen at 812 Perry St., July 29. A TV was stolen at 1320 Holman Ave., July 29. Five pairs of hair clippers, $400 in cash, clothing, and a computer were stolen at 909 Greenup St., July 29. A computer and TV were stolen at 1624 Holman Ave., July 28. A table was stolen at 980 Emery Dr., Aug. 1. Several items were taken from an apartment at 731 Main St.,#2, July 31. 100 feet of copper pipe were stolen at 937 Philadelphia St., July 31. $2,300 in currency, credit cards, a cell phone, and a operators license were stolen at 414 W. 6th St., #1, July 31.

Burglary, criminal mischief

A residence was entered and a door and TV were damaged at 211 W. 20th St., July 27.

Criminal mischief

A vehicle was scratched at 3001 Frazier St., July 26. The rear door of a residence was shattered at 2603 Greenup St., July 27. A vehicle was damaged at Pleasant St., July 27. A rock was thrown through the window of a residence at 819 Scott St., Apt. 1, July 26.

Criminal trespassing

A man was caught trespassing at 1525 Madison Ave., July 27.

Criminal trespassing, harassment

Fraudulent use of a credit card

A wallet was stolen and a credit card from it used at 610 W. 5th St., July 26. $44.85 was taken from an account without permission at 1453 Hands Pike, July 27.


A woman reported being harassed at 1200 Highway Ave., July 27.


A man took a swing at a man and spat on him in his vehicle at 3602 Caroline Ave., July 28.

Possessing license when privileges were revoked

A man was found to be in possession of a suspended driver's license at Benton Rd., July 30.


A man had a cell phone and $50 taken from him at 630 Flinker Alley, July 26. A man was beaten during a robbery at 774 W. 6th St., July 29.

Terroristic threatening

A woman threatened a man's life at 1419 Wheeler St., July 26. A woman was threatened with physical harm at 513 Abbey Rd., July 31.

A refrigerator and vacuum cleaner were stolen at 200 Crescent Ave., July 26. A gas card was stolen and used at 117 Brent Spence Square, #622, July 26. A motor scooter was stolen at 1112 John St., July 27.

A vehicle was stolen at 1220 Fisk St., July 27. A ladder was stolen at 727 Edgecliff Rd., July 27. Three steel support pipes were stolen at Virginia Ave., July 26. Tools were stolen from a truck at 314 Greenup St., July 26. Jewelry and cash were stolen at 919 Holman Ave., July 28. An engagement ring and wedding band were stolen at 615 Brandtly Ridge Dr., July 28. Prescription medication was stolen at 2490 Landview Dr., July 28. A concrete saw was stolen at 20 11th St., July 27. Three bottles of liqour were stolen at 319 4th St., July 28. A wallet, cell phone, and watch were stolen at 10 W. Rivercenter Blvd., July 28. A purse was stolen at 44 W. 31st St., July 29. A TV and stereo was stolen at 1554 Madison Ave., Aug. 1. A boat was stolen at 603 E. 18th St., Aug. 1. A vehicle was stolen at 1423 Neave St., July 31. Six shelving pieces were stolen at 4375 Boron Dr., July 31. A firearm was stolen at 4113 Huntington Ave., July 31. A vehicle was stolen at 2216 Scott St., July 30. A purse was stolen at 13 Levassor Ave., July 30. A scooter was stolen at 601 Oliver St., July 30. VHS cassette tapes and video games were stolen at 15 W. 34th St., July 30. Two phone cards were stolen at 3929 Winston Ave., July 30. An engine diagnostic machine was stolen at 50 E. 11th St., July 30. A bicycle was stolen at 1516 Maryland Ave., July 30. A laptop, GPS unit and set of keys were stolen at 49 Caney Ct., July 26.

Theft by deception

Three bad checks were written at 600 Madison Ave., July 28.

Theft of a controlled substance

Prescription medication was stolen at 725 Crescent Ave., July 29.

A check was stolen from the mail at 1411 Maryland Ave., July 28.

Theft of property mislaid or deliver by mistake, fraudulent use of a credit card

A wallet was taken and used to make over $500 worth of purchases at 600 W. 3rd St., July 28.

Theft, criminal mischief

Fifteen used car batteries were stolen at 315 15th St., July 29.

Theft, theft of a controlled substance

Prescription medication was stolen at Winston Ave., July 26.

Wanton endangerment

A woman pointed a gun at a man at Pleasant St., July 28.

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Incidents/reports Criminal littering

Reported at 33 Montgomery Drive, Aug. 1.



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Second degree burglary

Reported at 125 Division Street, July 30. $10,000 worht of jewelry reported stolen at 3512 Susan Lewis Drive, July 29. Receiving stolen property $371, $3,800 worth of jewelry reported stolen at 3527 Concord Drive, July 31.

Second degree criminal mischief

$600 worth of vehicle damage reported at 144 Eagle Creek Drive, July 30. $1,000 worth of vehicle damage reported at 630 Spille Drive, Aug. 1. Reported at 3164 Woodward Avenue, Aug. 4. Reported at 2513 Woodhill Court, Aug. 3.

Second degree criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking

$700 worth of vehicle damage reported at Talbot Avenue, July 31.

Second degree criminal trespassing

Reported at 3990 Lakemont Drive, July 30.

Theft by unlawful taking

$70 reported stolen at 3098 Dixie Highway, July 31. $200 worth of household goods reported stolen at 3711 Jacqueline Drive, July 30. $139 reported stolen at 3098 Dixie Highway, July 31. Reported at 13 Glenna Court, Aug. 1. $1,000 worth of computer hardware reported stolen at 633 Donaldson Highway, Aug. 1. $180 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 2460 Anderson Road,

Aug. 4. $51,766.50 worth of heavy construction equipment reported stolen at 2930 Crescent Springs Road, Aug. 3.

Third degree criminal mischief

$100 worth of damage to structure reported at 3405 Apple Tree Lane, Aug. 1. $200 worth of vehicle damage reported at 2 Carriage Hill Drive, Aug. 1. Reported at 668 Peach Tree Lane, Aug. 4.

Third degree terroristic threatening

Reported at Stevenson Road, Aug. 3.

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Duhart C Wellon Jr, 52, Roadway Inn, no operator's license, no insurance, Aug. 4. Stanley Kimchey Jr, 48, 310 Hallam Avenue, first degree driving under the influence, reckless driving, speeding, Aug. 6. Terry A Wells, 58, 3467 Mayfair Avenue, first degree driving under the influence, speeding, careless driving, Aug. 6. Todd A Perry, 32, 259 Park Avenue, warrant, Aug. 8.



$500 firearm, $300 reported stolen at 530 Chelsea Circle, Aug. 1. Golf clubs reported stolen at Grace Avenue, Aug. 2.


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DEATHS William J. Feldman

William J. Feldman, 89, Bellevue, died Aug. 2, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. He was owner of Ernest Schumacher Hardwood Floor Co., a World War II Army veteran, prisoner of war in Germany for 10 months, member of Divine Mercy Parish, Holy Name Society, Men of the Sacred Heart and the Legion of Mary, all in Bellevue. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jean Schumacher Feldman; daughters, Susan Cottingham of Villa Hills and Sally Stock of Western Hills; sons, William Feldman of Bellevue and Robert Feldman of Mableton, Ga.; sisters, Helen Fornash of Bellevue, Mae Osterhage of Dayton and nine grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Divine Mercy Parish, 318 Division St., Bellevue, KY 41073; or the Passionist Nuns, 115 Donaldson Highway, Erlanger, KY 41018.

Alwine Gieske

Alwine “Winnie” Gieske, 96, Erlanger, died Aug. 1, 2010, at Baptist Village Care Center, Erlanger She was a retail manager for Harold’s Women’s Clothing Store in Cincinnati, member of St. Agnes Church, Fort Wright and Senior Citizens of Northern Kentucky. Survivors include her daughters, Fran Schumacher of Cincinnati, Mary Gieske of Sarasota, Fla., and Betty Clark of Edgewood; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Winifred Lee Hughes

Winifred Lee Garrard Hughes, 88, of Petersburg, formerly of Latonia, died Aug. 6, 2010, at her daughter’s home. She was homemaker and attended Hebron Lutheran Church. Her husband, George Wallace Hughes, died in 1994. Survivors include her son, Ray Hughes of Petersburg; daughters, Mary Miller of Sardinia, Ohio, Winifred Hubbard of Cincinnati, Joan Browning of Petersburg and Terri Curley of Fort Mitchell; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchil-


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Betty Jane Simon Kremer, 72, Cold Spring, died Aug. 1, 2010, at her home. She was a homemaker, member of St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring and Ladies Auxiliary of Newport Elks. Survivors include her husband, Robert Kremer; daughters, Karen Brooks of Highland Heights, Patty Reams of Cold Spring and Nancy Kremer of Cold Spring; brothers, Jim Simon of Villa Hills and Harold Simon Jr. of Cincinnati; sister, Beverly Schoenherr of Westerville, Ohio and seven grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephens Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Fares J. Radel Funeral Home, Cold Spring, handled arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042; or St. Joseph Church, Building Fund, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Mary Josephine Lucas

Mary Josephine Lucas, 72, Fort Thomas, died July 31, 2010, at Highlandsprings of Fort Thomas. She was a seamstress at Globe Tailoring in Cincinnati. Her husband, Charles Lucas Sr., died previously. Survivors include her sons, Wayne Brindley of Kapolei, Hawaii, and Charles Lucas Jr. of Hebron; daughters, Kimala Stewart of Alexandria and Barbara Edwards of Ludlow; brother, Charles Baxter Jr. of Erlanger; sisters, Francis Dickerson of Newport, Wilma Peelman of Bellevue, Joyce Riley of Dayton, Ohio, Cindy Cox of Alexandria, Sandy Cunningham of Newport and Anna Marie Legg of Fort Thomas; 14 grandchildren and 19 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, California.

Celine Marie Luebbe

Celine Marie Lindeman Luebbe, 78, Walton, died Aug. 3, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was the owner of Oakcreek Campground, also known as Safari Campground, in Walton and a member of All Saints Parish in Walton, Ludlow Senior Citizens Club and Grandmothers’ Club. Her husband, Ed Luebbe, died in 1992. Survivors include her daughters, Sharon McDonald of Walton, Shauna Fruggiero and Lori Power, both of Jensen Beach, Fla.; sons, Ed Luebbe of Fort Mitchell, Larry Luebbe of Florence, and Tom Luebbe of Walton; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Verona. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Don March, 66, Crittenden, died Aug. 2, 2010, at his home. He was owner of March Equipment Co., member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 212 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and All Saints Parish in Walton. Survivors include his wife, Charlene March; sons, Mike March of Crittenden and Jeff March of Dry Ridge; brothers, Tom March of Norwalk, Ohio, John Wind of Rocky Mount, N.C. and Rick Wind of Erlanger; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorials: Grant County Animal Shelter, 218 Barnes Road, Williamstown, KY 41097.

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For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at ber of the Grant County Board of Education, past president of Dry Ridge Kiwanis Club, member of Dry Ridge Christian Church and Louisville American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Sue M. Marquardt; daughter, Leslie Merryman of Folsom; sons, Rick Marquardt of Edgewood and Todd Marquardt of Richmond; sisters, Judy Ness of Erskine, Minn., Janice Green of Oberon, N.D.; brother, John Marquardt of Fargo, N.D., and three grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042; or Dry Ridge Christian Church, 13 School St., Dry Ridge, KY 41035.

Randy W. McQueen

Randy Wayne McQueen, 40, Butler, died Aug. 5, 2010, in Pendleton County. He worked at Sara Lee in Alexandria. His father, Charlie McQueen, died previously. Survivors include his mother, Helen Lowe of Romulus, Mich.; daughter, Ashlea McQueen of Fort Mitchell; brothers, Chuck McQueen of Dayton and Charles Luke of Butler; sisters, Pamela Fields and Carol Brown, both of Butler. Burial was in Butler Cemetery in Butler. Memorials: Ashlea McQueen Trust Fund, c/o any Huntington Bank Location.

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John K. Papajohn

John K. Papajohn, 72, Fort Wright, died July 31, 2010, at St. Charles Care Center, Covington. He was vice-president, systems and services manager for information delivery for Nielson Marketing Research in Fort Mitchell, member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Covington and Northern Kentucky chapter of Barber Shop Harmony Society and an Air Force veteran. His wife, Carolyn Crouch Papajohn, died in 2005. Survivors include his son, Greg Papajohn of Taylor Mill; daughter, Jonna Qayoumi of Vancouver, Wash.; brother, George Papajohn of San Antonio, Texas; sister, Helen Palmisano of Upland, Calif., and one grandson. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Carolyn Papajohn Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Twenhofel Middle School, 11846 Taylor Mill Road, Independence, KY 41051.

Eugene Rigger

Eugene Rigger, 82, Covington, died July 30, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a manager with General Electric and served in the Army. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Rigger of Covington; son, David Rigger of Bellevue and two grandchildren. Memorials: The Point/ARC of Northern Kentucky, 104 Pike St., Covington, KY 41011.

Frazier C. Moses, 91, Florence, died July 30, 2010, at Villaspring of Erlanger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. He was a dispatcher for Cincinnati Milacron and member of Cornerstone Church of God, Erlanger. His wife, Rena Moses, died previously. Survivors his daughter, Ina Keairns of Erlanger; stepsons, Ron Gilbert of Erlanger and Don Gilbert of Columbus, Ohio; brother, Donald Moses of Walton; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: Cornerstone Church of God, 3413 Hillcrest Drive, Erlanger, KY 41018.

Linda Ida Griffith Robbins, 58, Crescent Springs, formerly of Western Hills, died Aug. 5, 2010, at her home. She was a registered nurse at Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport and a member of Erlanger Baptist Church, Erlanger. Survivors include her daughter, Jody Christerson of Erlanger; her mother, Helen Griffith of Woodstock, Ga.; a sister, Nancy DeGrave of Woodstock, Ga.; and three grandchildren. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Adam R. Mull

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Adam R. Mull, 25, Independence, died Aug. 2, 2010, in Cincinnati. Survivors include his stepfather, Tim Mobley of Burlington; brother, Danny Mull of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Lisa Mull of Atlanta, Ga. and grandmother, Nora Vaughn of Independence. Burial was in Gardnersville Cemetery, Demossville.

Robert Oser

Robert C. Oser Sr., 85, Villa Hills, died July 31, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a credit manager for Cincinnati Bell, a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, member of Lakeside Christian Church, Scottish RiteValley of Covington; and Masonic Lodge F&AM. His daughter, Susan Oser, died in 2009. Survivors include his wife, Elsie Oser; sons, Robert Oser Jr. of Harrison and Jonathan Oser of Fresno, Calif.; daughters, Donna Cracraft of Florence and Jennifer Amyx of Liberty Township; nine grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown. Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, Ludlow, is handling arrangements. Memorials: Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, Lakeside Park, KY 41017.

Linda Robbins

Georgia L. Rump, 71, Latonia, a homemaker, died Aug. 2, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include her son, Larry Creech of Latonia; daughter, April Creech of Covington; sisters, Faye Hazlett and Betty Tussy, both of Franklin, Ohio, and one grandchild.

Nancy L. Schardt

Nancy Lee Bridewell Schardt, 74, Latonia, formerly of Alexandria, died Aug. 6, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Heath Care in Edgewood. She was a librarian at the Newport Branch of the Campbell County Library and a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church in Newport. Her husbands, Pete Schardt and James E. Lane, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Jilda Lane Coleman of DeMossville, Ky; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Darlene Sylvester

Darlene Sylvester, 55, Covington, died Aug. 2, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include her brothers, Carl Mullins Jr. of Amelia and Jim Mullins of Withamsville; sisters, Gail Ross of Burlington and Linda Turner of Las Vegas, Nev.

Stephen E. Thomas

Stephen E. Thomas, 65, Covington, died July 13, 2010, at his home.

He was a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service. Survivors include his sister, Janet Vancamp of Las Vegas, Nev., and caregivers, Roger and Janet Hanser of Covington.

Margaret I. Thompson

Margaret I. Morris Thompson, 94, Fort Wright, died Aug. 6, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a retail clerk. Survivors include her daughter, Irene Thompson of Chicago; son, Brannon Thompson of Middletown, Md.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorials: American Heart Association Mid West Affiliate Go Red For Women, 208 South Lasalle, Chicago, IL 60604.

Mark Edward Van Duyn

Mark Edward Van Duyn, 55, Villa Hills, died Aug. 1, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a broker for DHL and member of Kehoe Council Knights of Columbus in Ludlow. Survivors include his wife, Pamela Conway Van Duyn; daughter, Macaira Van Duyn of Villa Hills and mother, Lorraine Panagopoulos of Crestview Hills. Burial was in St. John Cemetery. Memorials: Memorial and Honor Donation Program - American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312; or Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Cincinnati, 522 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Suite B248, Cincinnati, OH 45240.

Thomas J. Wagers

Thomas James Wagers, 43, Covington, died Aug. 3, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Covington. He was a self-employed contractor. Survivors include his wife, Lisa Rawls Wagers; two daughters, Ashley Wagers of Covington and Amanda Davidson of Florence; a stepson, A. J. Webster of Alexandria; a stepdaughter, Nicole Webster of Alexandria; his mother, Emma Gregory Wagers of Covington; a sister, Tammy Boles of Independence; and two brothers, Michael Dwayne Wagers of Crescent Springs and Brian Wagers of Covington. Memorials: Thomas Wagers Memorial Fund, c/o Middendorf Funeral Home, 3312 Madison Pike, Ft. Wright, KY 41017.

Betty Wilcoxson

Betty Wilcoxson, 86, Fort Mitchell, died Aug. 7, 2010, at the Heartland of Madeira Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Gertrude Church and Blessed Sacrament Church. Her son, Gary Wilcoxson, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Clyde Wilcoxson of Madeira; two sons, David Wilcoxson of Louisville and Bill Wilcoxson of Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Dorothy Bayer of Houston, Texas, and Chris Schmidt of Fort Mitchell; four brothers, Robert Lahm of Sun Lakes, Ariz., Harry Lahm Jr. of Fountain Hills, Ariz., James Lahm of Fort Mitchell and John Lahm of Dry Ridge; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Nancy Wyatt

Nancy “Cheerio” Wyatt, 63, Florence, died July 31, 2010, at University Hospital, Corryville. She was a homemaker and member of Latonia Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Wyatt; sons, Jeff Wyatt of Gulfport, Miss., and Todd Wyatt of Covington; daughters, Paula Gerding of Crestview Hills and Pam Abdon of Burlington; brother, Bud Caudill of Tampa, Fla.; sister, Hettie Lou Pennington of Corbin and 12 grandchildren. Memorials: Latonia Baptist Church, P.O. Box 15103, Latonia, KY 41015; Hickory Grove United Methodist Church, New Millennium Road, Bedford, KY 40006; or University of Cincinnati Cancer Research, 234 Goodman Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219.


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