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Hat to select council member By Regan Coomer

Clowning around

Edgewood Mayor John Link is used to being center stage while discussing city business at council meetings, but now the mayor will be standing center court at Turkey Foot Middle School for a good cause. He may be teased, dunked on, and chuckled at, too, as he and others take on the Harlem Wizards. It’s part of a fund raising event for the middle school’s club. SCHOOLS, A5

State appointments

Four Kenton County residents are among the latest appointees by Gov. Steve Beshear to represent the area on various state boards and commission. Villa Hills resident Franklin S. Kling Jr. and Burr Travis of Fort Mitchell will serve on the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Edgewood resident Jim Litmer was chosen to serve on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Advisory Committee, while fellow Edgewood resident Debbie Robke will serve on the Motor Vehicle Commission. For more information about the board and commissions, visit

Spooktacular events

A lot of thrills, chills, and other events will be taking place in Kenton County over the next couple of weeks as residents gear up for Halloween. Read our extensive list of block parties, haunted trails, and other events taking place in a neighborhood near you in this week’s Life secton LIFE, B1

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Chance will decide who will fill Park Hills City Council’s vacant seat. Former Council Member Christopher Sudbrink resigned effective Sept. 30 due to personal illness, leaving a seat that needs filling within the next 30 days. At the regular meeting Oct. 11, city council voted officially to accept Sudbrink’s resignation. Following a discussion of how to fill the now-vacant seat, council decided the names of the six winning council candidates of the Nov. 2 election will be put into a hat. A drawing will determine which new council member will finish Sudebrink’s term this year, and start their own term on Jan. 1, 2011. Park Hills city officials felt it wouldn’t make sense to follow the normal process in the event of a vacancy due to the lateness of the year and the impending election. However, a Park Hills municipal order requires the city to advertise the position, review received resumes and interview potential council members “Why go through the expense of advertising?” Council Member Don Catchen asked. “We’ve just got two official council meetings left in November and December.” Mayor Michael Hellmann agreed, saying advertising and interviewing would be “a waste of time and money.” To reconcile the municipal order with council’s decided course of action, council must approve an amendment to the document, Hellmann said. While exact language has not been determined, the amendment will allow council to refrain from advertisement when timeliness and an election are part of the equation. A special meeting will be held to discuss the amendment to the municipal order at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the city building, 1106 Amsterdam Road.


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Fort Wright resident Tillie Biery (far left) visited The Pumpkin Patch at 12478 Madison Pike in Independence with her grandchildren Sunday Oct. 10. Left to right: Biery, Gabriel Waggoner, Genaveve Waggoner, Natalie Waggoner and Missy Arey.

Case made for new street tax By Regan Coomer

Fort Wright City Council solicited resident opinion about a proposed street tax at three public meetings Oct. 5, 6 and 7. The proposed tax, which could be enacted depending on the residents’ vote in November,would cost an additional $100 a year for a resident owning a $100,000 home and would generate about $500,000 earmarked for city street repair and maintenance. City officials presented information about the condition of streets and the funds needed to keep streets in a state of good repair Oct. 7 at the Lookout Heights Civic Club. Engineers stated that a $19 million 30-year plan, spending $633,000 annually, would be needed to get the city’s 21.9 miles of street back on track. The remaining $133,000 needed for streets annually would be made up from Municipal Road Aid and the general fund, Mayor Joe Nienaber Jr. said. Most of Fort Wright’s streets are more than 50 years old, compared to the actual 25-year design life of the streets, City Engineer Mark Brueggemann said.

More street tax info: To view the city’s street tax presentation, visit or call City Administrator Gary Huff at 859331-1700 for any questions. Fort Wright’s street tax question will read as follows on the Nov. 2 ballot: Are you in favor of the proposal entitled Special Project for Repair, Replacement and Maintenance of City Streets which would allow the City of Fort Wright to levy a special ad valorem tax on all taxable property annually up to a rate of $0.10 on each one hundred ($100.00) of assessed valuation upon taxable

property with the City, in order to provide funding for the maintenance, repair, improvement, overlay and replacement of public streets and roads maintained by the City, and including the widening thereof and the repair, maintenance and addition of curbs, gutters, and catch basins, and allow the City to pledge the proceeds of the tax to provide for such purposes. The rate shall be determined annually in only such amounts as necessary to generate the funds needed for the projects, all as provided in Ordinance 01-10.

Depending on the vote outcome, city council will begin formulating a street plan Nov. 3 or they will have a “very different discussion,” Nienaber said, adding that the $633,000 plan is the “minimum requirement to do the right thing for streets.” If the tax passes, Nienaber told residents in attendance that he’d like to never take the “money away from our infrastructure.” “I would hope we’d always have a funding mechanism to maintain streets,” he said. However, some residents weren’t convinced. “It probably is needed,” said resident Eric Wilking. “The issue

is, it’s long-term. Once it’s here, we can never get rid of it.” While Wilking was undecided about what his vote will be, resident Mickey Martin believes city officials are on the right track. “If it were just a general tax, I wouldn’t vote for it, but because this is just for streets, I am going to vote for it,” she said. “I think they do great with what they get now.” Former council member Clarence Lassetter also spoke at the meeting, explaining that while he loves Fort Wright, his street “embarrasses” him. “I’m going to vote for this,” he said. “I just wish we had carried the ball eight or 10 years ago.”

McDowell challenges Arlinghaus By Regan Coomer

Republican primary winner Steve Arlinghaus, a former county commissioner, will challenge Independent Alyssa Dara McDowell in November for the county’s top job: judge-executive. Arlinghaus, 57, is a former Fort Mitchell councilman, a Kenton County Commissioner and a member of the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission board. Arlinghaus, the owner of Arlinghaus Realty LLC, graduated from Covington Catholic High

School in 1971 before earning a bachelor’s degree in political science from Northern Kentucky University in 2003. C u r r e n t l y, Arlinghaus is a Arlinghaus volunteer at Holy Cross Elementary and High School; St. Joseph Church in Crescent springs and the St. Michael School in Paintsville, Ky. Arlinghaus decided to run for Kenton County Judge-executive

because of the lack of commun i c a t i o n between the cities and county. “This disconnect between them has not Dara McDowell only stalled progress, but has enhanced the alarming issue of public safety,” he said, explaining that the three 911 dispatch systems in Kenton County need to be consolidated to form a “costsaving, efficient system.”

If elected, Arlinghaus believes a merger of the county police and sheriff’s departments will produce “instant dividends to taxpayers.” “We can reduce the cost of providing this service while improving the quality of services received,” he said. “As public officials, we need to start thinking more about the taxpayers than our own parochial domains that some public officials view as offlimits.” Arlinghaus feels his established working relationships and the

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Fort Mitchell prepares for visit from soldiers By Jason Brubaker

cial events. The city adopted the unit in 2004, and has been regularly sending care packages to the soldiers during their various deployments to the Middle East. While several members of the unit have visited in previous years for similar events, this will be the largest group to ever visit at once. “We’re so excited to have them coming back here,” said resident Nancy

There may be autumn colors all around, but Fort Mitchell is making sure the red, white and blue are still flying proudly. The city will welcome 51 soldiers from their adopted unit - Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division - on Oct. 22-23 for several spe-


Taylor, the co-president of the local chapter of AdoptA-Unit, a program sponsored by America Supporting Americans. “This is a great chance for the residents to come out and show these guys how much we support them and how much we appreciate them for what they do every day.” The weekend will kick off on Friday morning around 9 a.m., with a parade down Dixie Highway from the Crestview Town Center to Beechwood School. During this time, Taylor said residents are encouraged to line the streets to greet the troops. “We want everybody out there flying their American flags and just letting these guys know we’re there for

them,” said Taylor. “It’s such a cool moment to see everyone out on the street clapping and yelling for these guys, because they certainly deserve it.” Once the soldiers arrive at the school, they will spend the next few hours visiting classrooms, with some of them also heading over to Blessed Sacrament, as well as to a few local businesses. Then, around 2:15, they’ll all gather back at Beechwood for a pep rally in anticipation of their football game against Bellevue that night, where they’ll be honored with a special halftime ceremony. The next day, the festivities will kick off at 8:30 a.m. with a 5K Run/Walk with the troops. “That’s probably the

favorite part for all the kids, because they love to be able to run with their heroes,” said Taylor. “It’s so cool to see the looks on their faces when they can interact with these soldiers.” Following the race, there will be a picnic at Fort Mitchell Park that will begin at 1 p.m. Residents are encouraged to bring a dish to share as the interact with the soldiers and their families. “It’s definitely going to be full weekend for them, but it’s also going to be fun too,” said Taylor. “We just hope we can get everyone out there to take part in this, because these solders are such great people, and it’s important to show how grateful we are for them.” For more information

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Draud, Elfers contend for District 2 seat By Regan Coomer

The only contested seat on the Kenton County Fiscal Court will come down to Republican Jon Draud and Democrat Tom Elfers. Draud, 72, is an Edgewood resident who served on Crestview Hills City Council and the Kenton County Board of Education before becoming state representative for the 63rd district. Draud, who is retired, is married to Beverly, with whom he has three children and six grandchildren. Draud earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1960, a master’s degree from EKU in 1963 and a master’s degree at Xavier University in 1973. Draud earned a doctorate of education from the University of Cincinnati in 1978. Currently, Draud is a member of the Republican Party, Northern Kentucky Right to Life and Blessed Sacrament Church. If elected, Draud hopes to provided “good leadership” to the Kenton County Fiscal Court. “The Fiscal Court needs

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to involve all stakeholders to improve morale,” he said, adding he will create an advisory council made up of county officials and employees that will look at finding a solution for the issue. Draud also hopes to improve productivity “by evaluating all positions to determine if they are necessary” and better the budgeting process by adopting zero-based budgeting, which “will establish more accountability for expenditures.” Elfers, 46, is an Edgewood resident married to Vickie, with whom he has two daughters. Elfers, the manager of a Cincinnati conference center, graduated from Beechwood High School in 1982 before earning a bachelor’s degree in political science from Xavier University in 1986. Elfers was formerly a

member of the Northern Kentucky Restaurant Association Board and is currently a member of the Kenton County Democratic Party and the Marriott Business Council. “I am running for county commissioner because I love Kenton County and I am frustrated at the unwillingness of the current commission to take any positive action to address the important issues facing the county today,” Elfers said, citing economic growth and job creation. If elected, Elfers hopes to improve the county’s decision-making process by introducing and encouraging differing viewpoints as well as making sure “elected officials and administrators in each city feel like the county is working with them and not against them.” In the future, the county needs to be “proactive” in bring new businesses to the county, Elfers said. “We need to work to speed up the expansion of the convention center and we need to begin planning now for the potential impact of the Brent Spence Bridge reconstruction.”

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Five candidates will square off for three seats on the Beechwood School Board in the Nov. 2 election. Incumbents Michael Dammert, Mark Gooch and Brad Hood will battle newcomers Jeanne Berger and Matthew Johnson for the seats on the five-member board, which runs staggered elections to avoid total turnover. Board member Joe Menez and Melanie Stricker began serving four-year terms in 2009. Revenue generation will be at the heart of the race, following a year in which the school board proposed putting two billboards on school property to help raise funds for the district. The proposal caused heated debates in the city, and the city council eventually voted not to amend their sign ordi-

nances to allow the district to construct the billboards. Dammert, 59, said he wants to continue to look for ways to generate revenue without raising taxes. Dammert is currently the board chairman and works as senior vice-president of investments with Morgan Keegan and Company. “Technology and hard work can cut costs, but other measures must be considered to provide revenue,” he said. “We can’t keep raising taxes indefinitely and we need to become more selfsufficient.” Gooch, 55, agreed that the budget will pose a challenge in the coming years for the board. Gooch has been a member of the board for 16 years, and works as an ophthalmologist for the Tri-State Centers for Sight. “We have to successfully manage finances is an environment where the

state is running a deficit,” he said. “Rising costs will continue to cut into the state finances and that will mean less money for education.” Berger, 39, said she just wants to continue to help Beechwood maintain its status as one of the premier districts in the state. Berger has three children in the school district, and works in human resources for AGB Properties. “I believe in order to have a wellrounded child, it is important for our school to offer extra-curricular activities in which all can be involved,” she said. “Beechwood is a wonderful school, and I will help to ensure the standards that Beechwood has become so proud of will continue into the future.” Hood and Johnson did not return candidate questionnaires. For more about the Beechwood School District, visit www.beech

Children’s scary writing contest ends Oct. 20 By Regan Coomer

Sharpen your spooky pencils.

Students grades one to six can write an original Halloween poem or story to enter the Kenton County Library’s Eighth Annual Haunt Your Library Writing Contest, ending Oct. 20. The winners of the contest will receive prizes of books, games and toys; plus, their winning story or

poem may be published in The Community Recorder. Children are encouraged to use their imaginations. The contest also supports creativity, said Children’s Librarian Terri Diebel said. “We want to provide an opportunity for kids to write and make it fun - all kids enjoy Halloween, why not

combine the two?” Entries must include name, age, school the child attends and phone number. E-mail entries can be sent to terri.diebel@kentonlibrary.o rg or dropped off at the Covington Children’s Department, 502 Scott Street. For more information, call 859962-4060 ext. 4246.

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Arthur "King Arthur" Lewis of the Harlem Wizards shows off some fancy dribbling during one of the Wizards' games. The Wizards, a traveling team full of former college and pro players, will take on the Northern Kentucky Hotshots at Turkey Foot Middle School on Oct. 15.

Harlem Wizards bringing style, fun to Turkey Foot

The gym at the new Turkey Foot Middle School is going to be christened in style. The school is welcoming in the Harlem Wizards on Oct. 15 for a fun-filled, charity basketball game. The Wizards, a traveling team of former college and professional players, will take on the Northern Kentucky Hotshots, a team comprised of local community leaders, Turkey Foot officials and alumni, and even Edgewood Mayor John Link. “I guess I’m going to have to try to find my basketball shoes so I can be ready for this,” joked Link. “But this should be a really fun event and I’m excited to be able to take part.” Proceeds from the game will go toward the Turkey Foot Indians Club, a parent organization that supports the school. “This is a great way to not only show off the new school, but to give families a really fun evening,” said Shelley Helton, a

Turkey Foot parent who also works for the Harlem Wizards and is organizing the event. “This is always a great time for everyone.” Helton said the Wizards’ games are similar to those of the Harlem Globetrotters, where basketball fundamentals often take a back seat to entertainment and antics to involve the crowd. “We let them play competitively for a little while, but the game is really about having fun more than anything else,” she explained. “As long as the audience is enjoying themselves, we’re doing a good job.” However, the evening will start long before tip-off. Beginning at 5 p.m., the school will hold an open house, allowing guests to tour the new, state-of the art facility which opened this school year. There will be concessions and games during the open house, and Harlem Wizards souvenirs will also be available. “I think there’s a lot of people in the community who may not have a child at Turkey Foot, but still want to see it and walk

through it, so this a perfect chance for that,” explained Helton. Following the open house, the game will tip off at 7 p.m., and Turkey Foot alumni will be recognized during a special halftime ceremony. Helton also said the school is pushing for as many alumni as possible to attend the game this year to celebrate the opening of the new school. Additionally there will be an autograph session for the players following the game. Tickets are available at the school or at Central Bank in Crestview Hills. They may also be purchased online at, under the “Events” tab. Advance tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults, or $10 and $12 respectively at the gate. “This is always a great night, and we’re really excited for it,” said Helton. “We just hope we get a great turnout, because people aren’t going to want to miss this!” For more information, visit or contact the school at 341-0216.

On the red carpet

The Beechwood Marching Tigers were named Grand Champions at the 39th annual Northern Kentucky Marching Band Festival on Sept. 19. The competition was held at Campbell County Middle School and featured 11 bands from throughout the state. In the early competition, Beechwood swept Class A preliminary


COLLEGE CORNER Local students attend University of Evansville

The University of Evansville announced three local students have enrolled at the university this year: Brooke Crail, a graduate of Holy Cross High School; Kristen Sholander, a graduate of Simon Kenton High School; and Melissa Thurman, a graduate of Beechwood High School.

Crail, Sholander and Thurman are part of a freshman class that averaged 1172 on the SAT’s critical reading and math components. The national average for those areas of the SAT was 1016. This class also averaged an ACT composite score of 25.7, nearly five points above the national average of 21.

competition, winning "Best Music," "Best Visual," "Best Percussion," "Best Overall Effect," and "Best Colorguard." In the final, all-class-levels competition that evening, Beechwood won the highest scores in the competition sub-categories for Music, Visual, Effect and Colorguard on its way to winning the top overall award: "Grand Champions." The Beechwood Marching Tigers show was titled "The Blueprint." The 2010 Show is an original composition by Frank Sullivan and Kevin Ford of Inspire Music Productions.Reserve Grand Champion was awarded to Dixie Heights High School.

Villa Madonna craft fair

The Villa Madonna Academy PTAO will hold their 13th Annual Craft Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 30. Many new and returning quality vendors are participating. A bake sale and concessions will be available during show hours. The event will take place in the Villa Madonna Academy gymnasium at 2500 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY. Admission is $3 for adults; no charge for children under 18.

The following 30 Villa Madonna Academy students have been named AP Scholars, based on results of Advanced Placement tests taken in the spring: AP Scholars, scored grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams: seniors, Tyler Arnzen, Ben Conniff, Elena Hamilton, Cecily Kennedy, Hawken Lord, Connor Louis, Payton Lutz, Jessa Plattner, Caroline Spicker and Matt Stapleton; class of 2010 graduates, Evan Angus, Chelsea Case, Chris Cauhorn, Mary Kate Greenwood, Olivia Haas, Olivia Keller, Peter Miller, Karl Schmitt, Ben Smith, Zach Steinkoenig and Gavin Wichmann. AP Scholars with Honor, scored grades of 3 or higher on four or more AP exams, with an average of at least 3.25 on all exams taken: seniors, Ryan Laber, Corey Martin and Sarahmarie Specht-Bird; and class of 2010 graduate Taylor Poe. AP Scholars with Distinction, scored grades of 3 or higher on five or more AP exams, with an average of at least 3.5 on all exams): class of 2010 graduates, Andrew Flach, Amy Kreutzer, Monica Pence and Kim Schroer; and senior Hannah Knochelmann. High school students can complete college level work through the AP program and earn college credits if they score high enough (3 or above on a scale of 1-5) on standardized tests. Those who qualify for credits in multiple classes are named AP Scholars.

Fall walk to showcase trees, natural habitats

Bradford Hood of Fort Mitchell was named to the Ohio University dean’s list for the summer quarter 2010. Hood is a senior at Ohio University majoring in athletic training. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn a grade point average of at least a 3.5 for the quarter and a minimum of 16 quarter hours, 12 of which taken for letter grades.


Villa students named AP scholars

By Regan Coomer

Villa Madonna journalism students Ben Conniff and Sarah Mustian experienced movie coverage firsthand as they interviewed “Secretariat” star Diane Lane and sportswoman Penny Chenery, breeder of Secretariat, on the red carpet Oct. 3 in Lexington. Lane portrayed Chenery, in the movie based on the events surround the Triple Crown winning horse.

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SCHOOL NOTES Students of the month

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Thomas More College is inviting the community to enjoy the colors of the season at a Fall Walk Oct. 16. Visitors will take a tour of the newly-named William S. Bryant Arboretum, named for the former Thomas More professor, and learn about the trees on campus and their role in the local habitat. “It’s a way to learn more about your immediate surroundings,” said Dr. Shannon Galbraith-Kent, a biology professor. “A lot of the time people think to learn about nature, you’ve got to get in your car and go to a forest, but a lot of times nature is right in our backyards.” The free event will begin at 9 a.m. with a welcome and introduction by Bryant followed by the Fall Walk, led by Galbraith-Kent through grassy terrain and sloping hills. The Arboretum, essentially all of Thomas More’s on-campus trees, is a fitting tribute to Bryant, a plant ecologist who taught at the college for more than 30 years, Galbraith-Kent said. “The arboretum is a memorial to his legacy on campus,” she said. In the spring, Galbraith-Kent

plans to host another walk through campus that will also give people the opportunity to plant new trees. Eventually, GalbraithKent would like to identify all the trees on campus as well as create a trail that goes through the arboretum. Galbraith-Kent will also emphasize the importance of suburban “patches” of trees, like the trees at Thomas More, during the Fall Walk. “They really do serve as refuges and connections to bigger patches of forests and woods,” she explained. “Places where there are trees are still really helpful and can serve an ecological purpose.” These patches serve as a “corridor” for animals searching for food or shelter who can travel from one patch to another to reach a bigger forest. “If you have big patches of habitat that are completely isolated, you don’t have movement between them. Movement adds a lot of diversity to the wildlife that exists in our subdivisions, neighborhoods and campuses,” she said. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested for the Fall Walk at Thomas More, 333 Thomas More Parkway. For more information, call Galbraith-Kent at 859-3443370 or visit


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A new school year has been launched and educators, parents and students are settling in to the routine of learning. Yet, as students struggle with multiplication tables, vocabulary tests and homework, Northern Kentucky communities face “big picture” education issues. While 76 percent of third-grade students in Northern Kentucky are able to read independently at the proficient level, nearly 24 percent of the region’s thirdgraders cannot read at grade level. This places approximately one fourth of 8-year-olds at risk of becoming poor readers in high school and, as statistics demonstrate, possibly dropouts. The challenges can often seem insurmountable. Yet, one local program continues to focus on the basics and involve business, parents and community members in reaching out to students on a One to One basis. The One to One program

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trains volunteers to produce measurable, positive results for kindergarten to thirdgrade students who are struggling with reading. The volunteers, or literacy coaches, practice with students for 35 minutes once a week in a simple format that emphasizes reading, writing, and building basic skills. After receiving comprehensive, “best practice” training, each coach provides a child with time and attention, as well as the opportunity to become an engaged reader. A coach is a tutor, a mentor, and a motivator. Ray Hebert, a professor with Thomas More College, has been a coach with One to One since 2007. “One to One” is an investment in our youth. As a coach, I believe I can make a difference in the future of that one child. As a college professor, I want to do what I can to motivate that student to get into college and to succeed there,” Hebert said. Volunteers have a chance to make a difference within schools. Schools that partner with One to One agree to share student reading assessment data so con-

Interested individuals, groups or businesses can get more information on One to One in Northern Kentucky at or the Northern Kentucky Education Council at 859-282-9214. The next new coach training session is scheduled 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, Ralph Rush Training Center, Florence Elementary School. The commitment a business makes to provide reading coaches in our local schools, for a mere 35 minutes a week, gives students who are behind that little extra to catch up and shows its dedication to a better-prepared workforce. And, from personal experience as a coach, it makes me a better employee, knowing that my company is supporting me to do this very important work in our local schools,” Carroll said. Currently, there are more than 300 coaches working with students in 26 elementary schools in nine different school districts in Northern Kentucky. One to One seeks to grow its numbers by doubling the number of coaches this academic year. Training occurs in October and January at various locations within the region.

TMC hosts observatory open house The Bank of Kentucky Observatory at Thomas More College will host an open house and night sky viewing at 8 p.m. Oct. 16. Prior to the open house, Dr. Wes Ryle will present a talk on the big-bang theory at 7 p.m. in Thomas More College’s Science Lecture Hall, located in the adminis-


tinuous progress may be monitored. An analysis of the individual student reading achievement scores from the 2009-2010 program year shows that 89 percent of students made continuous progress in reading achievement. Mike Shires, principal at Lindeman Elementary School of Erlanger, said, “35 minutes once per week does make a difference to our students.” Several local companies, including Toyota Manufacturing NA have enthusiastically embraced the One to One program with financial support and volunteer coaches. Helen Carroll, manager of community relations, is an ambassador for the program both within Toyota and in the community. “Bringing skills of the workplace into a school, even a skill as basic as reading, helps make that allimportant connection between schools and business. So many children in today’s world are not reading at grade level, adding to long-term issues related to students not prepared for college or the workforce.

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October 14, 2010

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Beechwood 3-0 in district play

By James Weber

Football standings

Beechwood High School won its third straight game, all in 1A district seeding play, by beating Ludlow 58-7. The Tigers are 4-3 overall. Cameron Vocke rushed for 132 yards and scored four more touchdowns. Michael Colosimo threw for 170 yards and TD passes to Darrick Brilz and Dane Everett. Jake Kremer and Tyler Schmitt also had TDs. Beechwood hosts Bishop Brossart 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. Covington Catholic routed Scott 40-7 in the 5A district opener for both teams. Cov Cath is 4-3 overall, Scott is 2-5. Brady Reese had two TDs, Gabe Gray one, Alex Slabaugh one and Leo Schaeffer one. Paul Ritter returned a punt for a touchdown. The Colonels travel to Highlands 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 in the latest renewal of their heated


Covington Catholic’s Gabe Gray dives into the end zone during the first quarter of the Oct. 8 game against Scott. He was ruled out of bounds at the 1-yard line. He would get a touchdown on the next play. rivalry. Ryan Sowder rushed for 75 yards and the Eagles’ lone touchdown. Joey Heeb threw for 106 yards, 91 of them to Alex Swinford. Scott goes to Holmes for a nondistrict game 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. Dixie Heights beat Holmes 4720 in a non-district game to improve to 4-4. Zeke Pike threw two touch-


Scott quarterback Joey Heeb throws the ball downfield during the matchup between Scott and Covington Catholic Oct. 8.

downs to Bobby Leonard, who had 133 receiving yards. Seth Bruns had two TD runs, as did Colin Justice. The Colonels are off this week. The Colonels, 1-1 in 5A district play, finish seeding action at Covington Catholic 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Holmes lost 47-20 to Dixie Heights in a non-district game to suffer its first loss of the year against six wins. Jesse Jensen threw for 162 yards and rushed for 121. Jensen rushed for a score and threw a TD pass to Carlos Gipson. Tyrique Simpson had a TD run. The Bulldogs host Scott 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 in a non-district contest. Holmes is 2-0 in 4A district play. Holy Cross lost 28-14 to Newport Central Catholic, dropping to 2-5, 0-1 in 2A district play. Jerry Arlinghaus threw for 223 yards and rushed for 27 yards and two scores. Chad Fuller rushed for 129 on the ground. Kyle Fuller had five catches for 117 yards. Paul Lampone had 13 tackles. HC continues district play at Lloyd 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. Ludlow lost 58-7 to Beechwood to fall to 2-5, 1-2 in 1A district play. Burt Pouncy scored a TD run in

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Overall 4-3 4-3 3-4 5-2 2-5 0-7

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Overall 6-1 3-0 5-2 3-4 4-4 3-4 2-5


the third quarter for the Panthers. Ludlow plays a key game at Bellevue 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. Lloyd lost 29-13 to Newport to drop to 1-6, 0-1 in 2A district play. Lloyd had 258 yards offense and allowed 450. Dexter Smith threw for 82 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 88 yards and a score. Jon Danks had a touchdown reception and picked off a Newport pass on defense. The Juggernauts host Holy Cross 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 in a 2A seeding game. Simon Kenton lost 38-35 to Ryle in overtime Oct. 8. SK drops to 5-2, 2-1 in district play in 6A. Chad Lawrence threw for 235

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yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 121. Ryan Winkler caught seven passes for 112 yards. Cody Welte and Matt Reilly had TD catches. Zach Carroll had an interception return for a touchdown. Derek Mills and Tyler Spegal had defensive fumble recoveries. Senior Austin Baldwin had 14 total tackles to break the school career record with 305. The record had lasted for more than a decade (Craig Cooper). Cody Herald had two field goals to break the school record with his eighth of the season. SK hosts Boone County 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15.

Pandas ready to defend NKAC title By James Weber

A mix of new and veteran talent could lead to big things for the Notre Dame Academy cross country team this season. The Pandas have a lot of confidence heading into the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference meet Oct. 16 at Scott High School. NDA won the Diocese of Covington meet Oct. 5 at Devou Park. NDA had five of the top 10 finishers including three of the top four as the Pandas beat local Class 1A powerhouse St. Henry. NDA had 26 points to 48 for the Crusaders.

“This is my eighth year associated with Notre Dame and this is by far the best team I’ve ever had,” NDA head coach Barry Hudepohl said. “They’ve been working really hard and we’ll see what happens.” A veteran led the way in senior Mary List, who ran in 20:42. She has a best time of 19:35 this year and has two other runner-up finishes this season. List was 14th in the Class 3A state meet last season and won an individual medal. She has finished top-five in the Region 5 meet each of the past two years.

Skyler Green was third (20:47), Morgan Stenger was fourth (21:01), Carly Scheper seventh (21:27) and Emily Combs 10th (21:50). Scheper and Stenger ran in last year’s state meet. NDA was eighth as a team. “We strive to be one of the best in Northern Kentucky and try to get up there with the top teams in Louisville,” Hudepohl said. “They have talent, work ethic, all across the board. They make my job really easy.” Notre Dame is preparing for the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference meet Saturday, Oct. 16, at

Scott. Hudepohl expects a tough battle with Ryle and Dixie Heights for the title, which NDA won last year. It will be key preparation for the 3A regional meet. NDA won the team regional title in 2009. The Pandas showed the depth of their program in the meet as well. They won the junior varsity race with seven of the top nine finishers including individual champ Katie Arstingstall, and they ran 39 athletes in the “open” race. St. Henry’s Ashley Svec won the individual title in 20:20 Sydney Pitts was eighth, Lindsey

Hinken 11th, Kirsti Ryan 12th and Allysa Brady 16th. Gabrielle Bergman led thirdplace Holy Cross in fifth place. Melissa Cunha was 10th for Villa Madonna. Covington Catholic was third in the boys’ race, won by St. Henry. Brayden Schlagbaum was fifth, Khang Le 10th, Christian Greenwell 17th, Garret Oien 23rd and Chase Moriconi 27th. St. Henry had Brendan Dooley in second, Frank Bruni third, Cameron Rohmann fourth, Daniel Wolfer ninth and Nathan Lentz 14th.

Pandas 10th in state golf By James Weber

The Notre Dame Academy golf team was right at the doorstep of a state title halfway through the Kentucky state tournament. Although the door ultimately slammed in their faces and the Pandas walked back on the sidewalk with a 10th-place finish, the young team has a lot to build on. Notre Dame finished the two-round tourney in Bowling Green Oct. 6 with a team total of 726, counting the top four golfers out of five each day. Notre Dame’s first round

was a 348, just five strokes out of first place as part of an unbelievably packed leaderboard in which 10 strokes separated the top 10 teams. Ultimately, the Pandas shot 30 strokes worse in Round 2. Green County shot 667 to win the title by 13. “They seemed very loose but for whatever reason they decided to let it be the worst round they played all year,” NDA head coach Karen Henderson said. “That’s by far the highest round we’ve had all year. We’ve averaged in the 330’s. We’re going to look at that and figure out why,

look forward and prepare for next year.” Junior Ali Cheesman was Notre Dame’s best finisher, tying for 33rd with a 170, including a first-round 81. Senior Angela Pugliano tied for 47th with a 178. Freshman Jill Edgington tied for 62nd with 188. Sophomore Sydney Swingos was 66th with 190 and senior Carly Metzger shot 198 for 71st. After the first round, Henderson was confident the team could contend. “I thought we had put ourselves in a position to compete and some of our golfers left a lot of shots out there,” she said. “We talked

about it all night, I told them to find two strokes from (the first round) you could do better and they laughed and said we could find many more. After the first few holes, I knew it wouldn’t be our day.” Pugliano was playing in her fourth state tournament and is likely to play college golf at either Ohio Dominican or Wittenberg. “We were happy to represent Northern Kentucky,” Henderson said. “We had a great season. We accomplished all of our goals except for winning state. I lose two valuable seniors. We have young girls who are coming up and some

coming in next year who will help us out.” Simon Kenton senior Morgan Larison shot 89 in the first round and did not make the cut to Round 2. In the boys’ tournament, Covington Catholic missed the cut to the second round, shooting a 333 to miss the cutoff score by four shots. Joey Fredrick shot 81, Andrew Kendall 83, Josh Moorman 84, Alex Scanlon 85 and Austin Beck 88. Scanlon and Beck are sophomores, the others seniors. Dixie Heights senior Jason Rose shot 98 in the first round and did not make the cut for the second round.


Simon Kenton’s Morgan Larison hits a shot from the fairway Oct. 5 at the KHSAA Girls’ State Golf Tournament at Bowling Green Country Club in Bowling Green, Ky.


Community Recorder

Sports & recreation

October 14, 2010

Brother, team honor fallen graduate By James Weber

The Scott High School sophomore played the toughest game of his life Saturday afternoon, Oct. 9, as the school honored his brother Cameron before the soccer team’s home game against Ryle. Cameron Batson, a 2010 Scott graduate and former Eagles’ soccer player, died Oct. 6 after collapsing on the field during practice with his former team. Cause of death had not been released at press time. Three days after Cameron’s death, and one day before the visitation, the Eagles took the field for their regular season finale. “It felt good to play,” Logan said. “He always played soccer and we played it together. It still feels like he’s out there with me...He always could put a smile on anyone’s face at any time, lighten the mood.” Scott and Ryle played to a scoreless tie, but the key number was Cameron Batson’s former jersey number “11.” The school retired it

Logan Batson may not have scored the winning goal, but he accomplished another goal: To play hard for his team and his brother.

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before the game in a somber ceremony. The jersey, in a frame, was presented during the ceremony and then displayed out in the concourse for supporters to view. The number was painted at midfield and depicted in styrofoam cups on the high fence behind one goal at the Scott field. Flowers sat at the foot of that sign and a group of friends sat by it in a vigil after the game. Scott players had black armbands with “11” on their right arms. A large banner with Cameron’s picture adorned the front of the press box, and the American flags flew at half-staff. The number “11” had been worn this year by Brad Morrison, a member of the junior varsity team. Morrison quickly volunteered to change numbers, Scott head coach Casey Seibert said. Logan Batson wore the “11” jersey during that morning’s JV contest, then wore his normal “21” while playing most of the varsity contest. Late in the first half, when Scott was awarded a penalty kick, Seibert made an impromptu decision to have Logan perform it.

Logan Batson just missed the kick and was overcome with emotion after it as he went to the bench, prompting a long pep talk from Seibert. “I shot low because it’s harder for the keeper to get,” Logan said. “I did what I could. I had to keep my head up.” Seibert said, “It was phenomenal that he found the strength to come out here and play. He was upset. I told him the fact you’re out here, it doesn’t matter what you did. The fact you’re out here is more than enough. We’ve all missed shots before.” Cameron was studying graphic arts at Cincinnati State this year. “He’s an amazing kid,” said Chadd Allender, a fellow 2010 graduate and soccer teammate. “He was always so optimistic. He was never angry. We will all miss him.” Allender and other members of last year’s senior class stuck together during the game in identical school T-shirts to honor their friend. “He was a great guy,” Stephen Supe said. “He

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Scott sophomore Logan Batson (right) and senior Matt Kees hug during pregame ceremonies retiring the No. 11 jersey of Cameron Batson Oct. 9. Cameron Batson, a 2010 Scott graduate and older brother of Logan, died Oct. 6. deserved better than this. He had a bright future.” For Seibert, it was a cruel reminder of previous in-season tragedies that have also taken place in the first week of October. Seibert was a childhood friend of Scott Christian, the former Boone County star who died in 1992. Seibert ran a tournament in Christian’s name this year. Seibert also lost his sister Katie to leukemia a few years after Christian. Seibert said the team considered canceling the Ryle game, but the family wanted to play. Most of the players in the program had known Cameron for several

years, and the coach was proud of the way his team responded. “I told them I’m not coming to you as a coach, I’m coming to you as a friend who has been here before,” Seibert said. “This is something we’ll carry with us for years to come. It’s unfair that these kids have had to deal with this. For the kids to pull together and go through what they have and to come out and play in his honor – these kids amaze me every day.” A memorial fund has been set up for Cameron Batson and donations can be made at PNC Bank.

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Dixie, Scott and Simon Kenton were able to run their entire rosters, with the top five for each school counting in the team score. In boys’ action, Dixie had 29 points to edge Scott (32). Simon Kenton had 68. Scott senior Brett Pierce ran a Scott course record 17:05 to win the individual title. Dixie’s Matt Reekers was second in 17:14. Dixie’s Michael Menkhaus was fourth, Max McGehee sixth, Alex Walz seventh and Austin Althaver 10th for the five scorers. Scott’s Keegan Hanrahan was third, Jeremy Jackson fifth, Alex Marksberry 11th and Jonathan Ruckle. Casey Jones led SK in eighth place, and Kevin Cooper was ninth. Andrew Adams was 18th, Austin Kidwell 22nd and Eric Hicks 26th. In the girls’ race, Dixie’s Ally Tekulve ran 21:07 to win the title by 27 seconds over Scott’s Natalie Jehn. For Dixie, Sarah Moore was third, Darcy Whitehead fifth, Janelle Poole sixth and Courtney Hutchison seventh. Kelcy Clinebell was fourth for Scott. Atavia Scribner was 11th, Morgan Sweeney 13th and Jessica Martin 14th. SK’s top runner was Caitlin Graham in eighth, followed by Alex AntrobusAlgier in 12th, Malia Kidwell in 16th and Michelle Kloentrup 17th.


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Reader speaks out

While the media wrings its hands trying to determine what is causing the rash of young lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender teens to commit suicide, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing whether the Westboro church has the right to picket funerals holding “God Hates Fags” signs. University of Michigan student body President Christopher Armstrong asked a Michigan court for a restraining order against assistant State Attorney General, Andrew Shirvell who has stalked,

harassed and cyber bullied him continuously for months. Our government refuses to allow gays to fight in our military much less get married, have the same tax benefits or, in some states, adopt children. Rand Paul, Goeff Davis, Mitch McConnell and countless other Tea Party and Republican candidates and politicians run on an anti-gay platform. Gee, I wonder why these kids are feeling like they don’t deserve to live? Natalie MacDonald Edgewood

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What do you think of the Obama administration’s plans to expand the government’s ability to intercept and decode Internet communications? “Totally against it. Big Brother is getting fatter, and it’s not a good look.” M.J.Y. “The sooner the misguided idiot Obama is out of office, the better place the U.S. will be to live!” J.G. “I am really conflicted about this. On the one hand, we know that terrorists are using the Internet, including social media, to communicate and plan murderous acts. “But on the other hand, in the wrong hands, this power could be used to spy on U.S. citizens and to intimidate and harass political opponents. I think there needs to be some kind of judicial review of the use of this, like there is for wiretaps, that prevents abuse.” T.H. “It’s my understanding that the administration’s primary reason for wanting to expand its ability to intercept and decode certain communications on the Internet is to prevent more widespread terrorist activity. “Unfortunately, the Internet doesn’t fall under the type of privacy laws that apply to many other types of communication. So, if you’re communicating something over the Internet that probably shouldn’t be intercepted and decoded, then you just shouldn’t be! ‘Nuff said . . .” M.M. “I realize that anything having to do with Obama will prompt a biased reaction from me, because I truly believe he is inept (though well educated) and is frankly guessing about most of the things he has done or pushed for. “The consequences of action by the executive or legislative branches of government are too grave to allow someone to play guessing games that affect not only 300 million Americans, but the rest of the world as well. “I am a believer in limited government. If I could believe that the CIA or FBI could act totally independently of the president and

Every week The Community Recorder asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. Congress I might trust them to engage in this activity, on a limited basis.” Bill B. “It’s a scary idea, but we live in scary times. “It’s even scarier that Obama and his administration refuses to do the simple things that could make this massive invasion of privacy unnecessary, such as securing the borders and using common sense when searching or arresting terrorist suspects. “His unwillingness to address the very real problems that threaten our country will make this Internet snooping seem mild.” P.C. “Well, let’s see, Obama has taken over Wall Street, car companies, student loans, and health care. Michelle Obama is trying to implement what our children should or should not eat. “At this point, they might as well intercept and decode our Internet communications. “Not to worry ... ‘We the people,’ are too dumb to understand their best intentions to rule our lives. Welcome to Soviet Amerika! They only mean to ensure that ‘We the people’ understand their ‘teachable moments!’” P.P. “This has been an issue ever since the advent of powerful encryption in consumer products in the 1990s. Every administration since Bill Clinton’s has wanted a ‘backdoor’ to encryption products to enable wiretapping of criminals pursuing illegal activity. “This is nothing new. The Bush administration proposed similar measures. The argument against it is that it is subject to abuse and we saw that during the Bush administration in a number of human rights areas. “I think we should all oppose anything which allows the heavy hand of the government access to what should be private communications.” F.S.D.


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Community Recorder

October 14, 2010

Weight Management for Life V I S IT S TE LI ZA BE TH .C OM O R C AL L ( 8 5 9) 2 12 -G OAL ( 46 25 ) I’ve always struggled with my weight. But when I found myself winded after climbing a flight of stairs, I knew it was time to get serious about it. At first, I didn’t know how to ask for help, but then I found the Weight Management Center at St. Elizabeth. They’re giving me the tools I need to maintain a healthy weight for life. At St. Elizabeth, I worked closely with the supportive staff to determine which weight loss option was best for me. They helped me choose from among options including weight-loss surgery, the NutriMed liquid diet program, as well as individual counseling and Healthy Directions group courses. Now, I’m more confident in the choices I make, and am becoming more aware of how my emotions can affect my eating habits. Not only do I feel better, but I’ve gone from having trouble climbing stairs to playing in the park with my kids. St. Elizabeth’s Weight Management Center and me, Better Together. CE-0000388969

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Tricks ‘n’ treats for boys, ghouls this Halloween By Regan Coomer

and can enjoy trick or treating in the library. For more information, call library at (859) 962-4000. For a full list of Halloween events at the Kenton County Public Library, visit

Don a pointy hat, fill your pockets with candy corn and pick your favorite pillow case or plastic jack-o-lantern for Kenton County’s spooktastic Halloween happenings.

Park events:

City/Neighborhood Events The Fifth Annual Latonia Hal loween Block Party will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at historic Ritte’s Corner. The free event will include a costume contest, children’s games, a car show, petting zoo and carriage rides. “For the last four years, our Halloween parities have exceeded all expectations,” said Marvin Wischer, Latonia Business Association President, in a statement. All activities and refreshments are free. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Costume contest participants must arrive by 2:30 p.m. Call 581-8974 ext. 147 for more information. Crescent Springs’ Halloween in the Park will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 in the Crescent Springs Community Park, 800 Buttermilk Pike. The event will include a costume contest for children ages 0-10 at 1:15 p.m., a trick or treat walk along the park trail and family games. “It’s just one more place for parents to let their kids show off their costumes,” said City Clerk Sue Hill. “It’s an opportunity to see their beautiful park and take advantage of community spirit.” Admission is free, but the city is asking for a donation to send to their adopted unit, the 1-320th Far, Golf Battery. The battery is currently serving in Afghanistan and is in need of personal care items, individually-wrapped snacks (no chocolate), stationary and small hand-held games. Call 341-3017 for more information. Crestview Hills Town Center’s Family Fun Day & Trick-or-Treat will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 30 at the town center. Activities for children will include trick-or-treating at the town center stores, face painting, balloon animals, a caricaturist, story time with the Boone County Public Library and a visit by Scooby Doo. Parents can take advantage of coupons and samples for use at the town center. The Ninth Annual Mainstrasse Village Dog Costume Pawrade will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at Goebel Park. The event will include food and drinks, activities, booth, and trick or treating. The pawrade will begin at 3 p.m. Registration cost is $5; proceeds benefit the Mainstrasse Village Paw Park. The pawrade is open to dogs only. Three top prizes will be awarded: Best original costume, best store-bought costume and

Steve Davis, (left) of Covington, and Howard Ridner, of Colerain Township, bring a spooky feel to Rosie’s Tavern in Covington.


will be awarded in three categories: most original, scariest and cutest. First-place winners will receive a prize. Call (859) 3565302 for more information. Lakeside Park’s Halloween Party will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday Oct. 30 on Barleycorn’s patio. The event will include lunch, a costume contest for all ages (including adults), games and hay rides throughout the neighborhood. RSVP for the Halloween Party by calling (859) 426-7200 and leaving a message with the number of adults and children attending as well as a contact number. FILE PHOTO

Taylor Mill resident Sandy Rusch, dressed as a parrot, scratches her dog/pirate Mowgli Joe’s belly at last year’s Halloween Dog Pawrade at Goebel Park in Covington. best theme costume. The theme of this year’s pawrade is Reality TV Show Characters. For more information, call 859-491-0458. Edgewood’s Spooky Sunday will take place at 4 p.m. Oct. 24 in Presidents Park, 281 Dudley Pike. The event, which is for children age 12 and under, will include a costume parade from St. Pius, costume judging, a haunted forest, Beetlejuice Magic Show and trickor-treat bags while supplies last. Parade participants should gather at St. Pius at 3:45. If it rains, event will be held at the Edgewood Senior Center at 4 p.m. For more information, call the city at 859-331-5910. “This is something the kids enjoy every year, and there’s usually some great costumes. Hopefully we’ll have another good year for it,” Mayor John Link said. Villa Hills’ Haunted Trails will take place from 6:30 to 11 p.m.

Oct. 30 at the Villa Hills Civic Club, 729 Rogers Road. The event will include a hayride, pumpkin patch and haunted trails tours. Guests should bring a hygiene item to donate to the Family Resource Center. For more information, call the city at 859-341-1515. The Park Hills Fire Depart ment’s Annual Halloweenie will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the fire house, 1106 Amsterdam Road. Parents and their trick-or-treaters can stop by the fire department for hot dogs and refreshments. Independence’s Annual HowlO-Ween Pet Costume Contest will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday Oct. 16 at the Memorial Park Amphitheater. Pre-register by visiting or register the day of the event starting at 10 a.m. The costume contest is open to dogs only. First, second and third-place ribbons

Library events: The Durr branch will host a Spooktacular Haunted Library at 5:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 15 at the library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road. The haunted library is family-friendly. For more information, call (859) 962-4032. The Mary Ann Mongan branch will host a Halloween Dance for teens at 7 p.m. Friday Oct. 15 at the library, 502 Scott Blvd. Costumes are welcome. Permission slip is required. For more information, call (859) 962-4077. A second dance for teens grades 6-12 will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday Oct. 28 at the Durr branch. The Erlanger branch will hold a Pumpkin Carving Party at 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 23 at the library, 401 Kenton Lands Road. Children grades K-6 can carve or paint pumpkins. Everything is provided, but only while supplies last. The city of Erlanger has partnered with the Erlanger branch for a Halloween Party at 5 p.m. Friday Oct. 29. Kids should wear costumes

Kenton County Parks & Recreation will present the Annual Haunted Halloween Trail from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 22 at Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road. The trail is a quarter-mile of a torch-lit path through the woods, where ghosts, goblins, witches and more Halloween creatures and displays will be waiting for passersby. Snappy Tomato Pizza will be available for purchase at the shelterhouse at the end of the Haunted Trail. Afterward, participants can take a hayride shuttle back to their vehicles. Everyone in line by 10:30 p.m. will be able to walk the trail, but the gate at the entrance of the park will be closed by that time. Kenton County Parks & Recreation will also host the Great Pumpkin Races at 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 15 in Middleton-Mills Park. Registration begins at noon. Families are invited to bring the roundest pumpkin to race against other pumpkins in the same weight classes. Wannabe Great Pumpkins weigh up to five pounds. The Couldbe’s weigh between five and 10 pounds. Great Pumpkins weight more than 10 pounds. Bring your own pumpkin. No altered pumpkins are allowed, other than painting. Admission is free to both events, but a donation of a nonperishable food or person care item is requested for the Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. For more information, call (859) 525-7529.


Sally the dog, of Cincinnati, chose to wear her princess gear at last year’s Eighth Annual Costume Pawrade in Mainstrasse Village.


Restaurant all about crepes made fast, fresh By Regan Coomer

At It’s Just Crepes, a new restaurant opening Oct. 14 in Crescent Springs, the name says it all. “We do one thing and we do it well,” said Karrah Paizanoglou, a Kenton County resident who owns three It’s Just Crepes locations with her husband Keven.

The restaurant, located at 2343 Buttermilk Crossing, Crescent Springs in the Buttermilk Crossing Plaza, features 40 varieties of sweet and savory crepes inspired by crepes sold from street carts in Europe. “My husband was born and raised in Greece. He would eat crepes two meals a day, sometimes four meals a day,” Paizanoglou said. “When he moved from

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Greece to Florence, Ky., he said to himself, ‘I can’t live without crepes.’” To fill that niche in Northern Kentucky, the couple opened their first location in Cincinnati two years ago. “We really believe this is something Greater Cincinnati was missing. If you just have one, you’ll find something missing you didn’t have in your life before,” she said. The crepes are cooked to a crispy brown perfection, meant to be eaten with customers’ hands, Paizanoglou explained. “It’s something new, fun

and interesting served fresh and fast,” she said. Prices at It’s Just Crepes range from $3.49 to $6.29. At the Crescent Springs location, the restaurant will offer outdoor patio seating and free Wi-Fi. A Monday through Friday breakfast special where customers can choose between two breakfast crepes for $3.99 is offered between 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. “We’re so happy to be in our neck of the woods,” she said. It’s Just Crepes will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Owner Karrah Paizanoglou stands in front of the Crescent Springs location of It’s Just Crepes, set to open Oct. 14. Sundays. For more information, call the Crescent Springs location at 859-

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October 14, 2010



A Time to Celebrate, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Works by M. Katherine Hurley, Oliver Debikey, Katham, M.P. Wiggins, Maureen Holub and Alex Hibbitt. Vintage bicycles from the collection of Hugh Rosensweig. Free. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Covington, 501 Crescent Ave., Free. Through Dec. 18. 859-261-8333; Covington. Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Crescent Springs, 584 Buttermilk Pike, 859-3419600; Crescent Springs. Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, 670 W. Third St., Zinfandel IV: Quarterly look at a favorite wine. Free. 859-291-2550; Covington. Beer Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Covington, 501 Crescent Ave., Flowing Fridays Casual Beer Tasting. $1 for 4-8 beers. Registration required. 859-261-8333. Covington. Beer Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Crescent Springs, 584 Buttermilk Pike, Flowing Fridays Casual Beer Tasting. $1 for 4-8 beers. Advance tickets sold at both store locations. 859-341-9600; Crescent Springs.


USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, 30minute tour of haunted boat. Two levels and more than 40 horrifying areas. Nightmare Landing, family-fun center with enclosed waiting area. RIP express tickets “skip the line.” Tour not recommended for children. Ages 10 and under with adult. Family friendly. $20 RIP express, $16. Online discounts include family four-pack for $48 and Wednesday six-pack for $60. Presented by USS Nightmare. 859-802-5826; Newport.


A Steamboat Bill, 8-10:30 p.m., Notre Dame Academy, 1699 Hilton Drive, Francis K. Carlisle Auditorium. KSO celebrates riverboats and a famous former Cincinnati resident, Stephen Collins Foster. $10-$28. Presented by Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. 859-431-6216; Park Hills.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 859-2612365; Covington.


The Moving Wall, 6 a.m., Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Blvd., Half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Wall open 24 hours. Rain or shine. Guided tours for schools and other groups available. Concessions not available. Free. Presented by City of Florence. 859-371-5491; Florence.


Northern Kentucky Wine Festival, 3-10 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Goose Girl Fountain, Sixth Street Promenade. Featuring Kentucky’s wineries. Food, artisans and entertainment. Rain or shine. Ages 21 and up. $10 admission includes souvenir glass and four samples; $1 per sample ticket or $5 for 6, $5 glass of wine. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 859491-0458; Covington.

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Tandem Squares, 8-10:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Plus-level Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. 513-929-2427. Covington.


Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m., Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. Family friendly. $20. Reservations required. 859-426-1042. Crestview Hills.


Math Checkups, 10 a.m.-noon, Sylvan Learning Center, 328 Thomas More Parkway, Seminar room. Math skills test pinpoints specific areas your child may need extra focus on. Grades K-12. Free. 859-3445080; Crestview Hills.


Totter’s Pumpkin Patch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Totter’s Otterville, 4314 Boron Drive, Ride on Pumpkin Express to Totter’s pumpkin patch to select pumpkin. Includes pumpkin decorating station. Weather permitting. Family friendly. $9.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 859-491-1441. Latonia. Haunted Duck Tours, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Ride the Ducks Newport, 1 Levee Way, Tour departs from 3rd St. Ride in World War II vehicles and hear stories of the area’s most famous ghosts and haunted locations like the Omni Netherland Hotel, Taft Museum, Music Hall and Union Terminal, and dip into the river to hear about the haunted mansion on Covington’s shoreline and Bobby Mackey’s Music World. Recommended for ages 16 years and up. $15. 859-815-1439; Newport. Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride, 8 p.m.midnight, Sandyland Acres, 4172 Belleview Road, 25-minute tractor drawn wagon ride, sending you into the deep darkness of corn fields and woods. $12. 859-322-0516; Petersburg.

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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. 859-292-2163; Covington. Simon Kenton High School Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Independence Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike, Includes local vendors’ produce and products and organic produce grown by Simon Kenton’s Future Farmers of America. 859-803-9483. Independence.



Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 315 W. Southern Ave., Climb aboard a caboose or a diesel switch engine. Collection of engines, cars and cabooses. $4, $2 ages 10 and under. 513-574-7672; Covington.


USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $20 RIP express, $16. Online discounts include family four-pack for $48 and Wednesday six-pack for $60. 859802-5826; Newport. Totter’s Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Totter’s Otterville, $9.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 859-491-1441. Latonia. Haunted Duck Tours, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Ride the Ducks Newport, $15. 859-8151439; Newport. Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride, 8 p.m.midnight, Sandyland Acres, $12. 859-3220516; Petersburg.


Sasha, 7 p.m., Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Free. 859426-1042; Crestview Hills.


A Steamboat Bill, 8-10:30 p.m., Notre Dame Academy, $10-$28. 859-431-6216; Park Hills.

Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Totter’s Otterville, 4314 Boron Drive, Trolley ride to Totter’s pumpkin patch, tie-dye T-shirt craft, marshmallow roast, fall crafts and festival games with prizes. Family friendly. $14.95 per child, $9 pass holders; $12.95 per child, $7 pass holders in advance. Pre-Sale tickets available. 859-491-1441. Latonia.



The Moving Wall, 6 a.m., Florence Government Center, Vietnam Veterans biker’s rally and ceremony 3 p.m. Blue Star Mothers program and release of 13 doves, representing the 13 Boone County veterans killed in Vietnam 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. 859-371-5491; Florence.

Full Spectrum Cinema, Noon-11 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Glimpse of what local film community is working on. Presented by Covington Arts District - Full Spectrum. 859957-1940; Covington.

Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Doors open 7 p.m. $18. 859-4912444; Covington.



The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s world-premiere production of “Happy Worst Day Ever,” by Arlene Hutton is being performed at Greater Cincinnati community centers through Oct. 31. It will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Baker Hunt Art and Culture Center, 620 Greenup St., Covington. “Happy Worst Day Ever” tells the story of an unlikely friendship between the most popular girl in the fourth grade and the nerdiest boy at school, who have more in common than they imagined. Pictured are Anne Marie Damman and Rae Dohar in “Happy Worst Day Ever.” For ticket information call 859431-0020 or visit S U N D A Y, O C T . 1 7


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.


USS Nightmare, 7-11 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $20 RIP express, $16. Online discounts include family four-pack for $48 and Wednesday six-pack for $60. 859802-5826; Newport. Totter’s Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Totter’s Otterville, $9.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 859-491-1441. Latonia. Haunted Basement Tours for the Underaged, 7-10 p.m., Bobby Mackey’s Music World, 44 Licking Pike, Includes the Wall of Faces, the well, the stairs to nowhere and the dressing room where Johanna joined the spirit world. Ages 18 and under, must be accompanied by an adult. $10. 859-4315588; Wilder.

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Hex Squares, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Western square dance club specializing in hexagon style for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Covington.

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EDUCATION Math Checkups, 5-7 p.m., Sylvan Learning Center, Free. 859-344-5080; Crestview Hills. HOLIDAY - HALLOWEEN

CIVIC Libertarian Party of Kentucky District 4 Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., Judges Chambers, level 3R. Meeting starts 6:35 p.m. Guest speaker or special topic discussion begins 7 p.m. Social hour begins 7:30 p.m. 859-652-3575; 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.


Sunday Jazz in the Afternoon, 4:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., With The Phil DeGreg Trio. 859-261-2365; Covington.

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Math Checkups, 5-7 p.m., Sylvan Learning Center, Free. 859-344-5080; Crestview Hills.


Midday Musical Menu, 12:15 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Ave., Free; $6 lunch available at 11:30 a.m. 859-4311786. Covington.

Q102 Bosom Ball, 4-5 p.m. (Sound Check Party. With Crystal Bowersox. $10.) and 7:30 p.m. (Music by Sara Bareilles, Crystal Bowersox, V V Brown and Angel Tauylor), Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Benefits American Cancer Society. Ages 21 and up. $25. Presented by Q102-FM. 859-491-2444; Covington.


Lee Stolar Trio, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859-261-2365; Covington.

Totter’s Pumpkin Patch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Totter’s Otterville, $9.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 859-4911441. Latonia. T U E S D A Y, O C T . 1 9

COMMUNITY DANCE 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. Dance for a Cause, 7-9:30 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Line dancing and door prizes. Wear pink to show support. Benefits I Have Wings Breast Cancer Foundation. Family friendly. $6. Presented by H & B Dance Co. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright. HOLIDAY - HALLOWEEN

Totter’s Pumpkin Patch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Totter’s Otterville, $9.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 859-4911441. Latonia.


The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents the swashbuckling musical, “How I Became a Pirate,” Oct. 15-17 and Oct. 23, at the Taft Theatre. It is based on the children’s book by Melinda Long. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15; 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 17; and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Long is scheduled to sign books before the Oct. 15 performance. Tickets are $20, $18, and $7. A Family Gala is at 5 p.m. Oct. 16, with a private performance, dinner, games, dancing and fun for all ages in the Scottish Rite Ballroom. Tickets are $100, adults and $50, children. Call 513-5698080, ext. 10 or visit

Mike Darrah, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Pianist. 859-261-2365; Covington.


Women’s Bridge, 10:30 a.m., Covington Art Club, 604 Greenup St., Kate Scudder House. Bring lunch; drinks provided. $2. 859-4312543. Covington.


arts innovation movement: aim cincinnati, formerly balle tech cincinnati, presents its 10th season series opening production, the world premiere of “TwiNight: From Dracula to Edward,” a twist on vampire lore from centuries past and current pop culture fascination with vampires, at the Aronoff Center at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. Tickets are $26. Call 513-621-2787 or visit


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Love between humans is not a spectator sport “For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparatory,” writes Czech poet Rainer Maria Rilke. I totally agree with him. To be human we must love. We’re crazy if we think we can watch it on a computer, TV or movie screen. Nor can we “make love” by the juxtaposition of bodies Something so spiritually and psychologically essential to a human can only be lived. That’s why I choose to write about it often. Love is like a diamond on a girl’s engagement ring. Everywhich-way we turn it offers a different and beautiful facet of itself. Let’s consider four of many possible aspects of love.

1.) Lovers who wish to keep growing in love must “be there for the other.” Of course this doesn’t mean only physical closeness, though that’s important. The most important kind of closeness is a psychological availability to each other. This means a consistent effort to be with rather than just next to each other. Dr. Eugene Kennedy notes, “Married people learn, as good friends do, that they get better at being there as the years go by, especially if they weather trials of illness, separation or misunderstanding together.” 2.) Love demands that lovers work continually to see more clearly each other’s inner world. This doesn’t mean curiosity. It means one heart learns to see into the other’s heart. We call it understanding or sensitivity.

that’s a sign I am only loving myself – not her or him. One of the miracles of love lies in the fact that two separate human beings can draw very close to the other and yet remain separate. Once again, Rilke emphasizes this healthy uniqueness: “I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other.”

To do so, our defenses must crack. Our preconceived ideas of what the one we love must be or do or feel must yield to reality and change. Such sensitivity results in a deeper union without the destruction of the other’s personal identity. When people work at listening and understanding each other, positive results occur. Closeness increases and many misunderstandings can be avoided. Attempts at sensitivity and understanding, however, are extremely difficult for a person who is self-centered and lost in their own world. The growth of love then becomes unlikely.

4.) Lovers truly committed to each other must genuinely show and communicate it. Presumed affection doesn’t “cut it.” Relationships can’t get by on harshness, empty promises or deferred signs of love. Human beings need to give and receive these signs all the time. That’s why people send cards and notes and never tire of hearing the words, “I love you.”

3.) Lovers, no matter how close they become, must respect and give each other the freedom to be themselves. If I expect another to become my clone and be just as I expect,

Love is one thing that does not take care of itself. It craves to Father Lou express itself Guntzelman and receive similar expressions. Perspectives When it comes to love, passivity is deadly. Love can stand a lot but it cannot bear to undergo the quiet death of inattention or indifference. The lyrics to an old song will always be true of passivity: “You don’t bring me flowers, you don’t sing me love songs; you never talk to me anymore when you come through the door at the end of a day.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Remember 10 percent rule when hiring contractors In recent weeks I’ve received letters from two homeowners who have been ripped off by home repair contractors who took their money but performed little or no work. There are ways to protect yourself, even if you don’t live in the city of Cincinnati, which actually has a law to try to protect residents. The Cincinnati Home Remodeling Ordinance was enacted in the early 1980s and, while I was among those who helped write it, I’m sorry to say a good many people don’t realize it’s still on the books. The ordinance limits the down payment a contractor can charge to just 10 percent of the total cost, except for special order items. It would have helped Carolyn Wilson when she

hired a man to fix up her Winton H i l l s house. “ H e was to p o w e r Howard Ain wash the Hey Howard! deck and stain the deck, power wash the entire house and paint, and recement the area in front of the garage door,” she says. Wilson had a long list of items and the man she hired gave her a written contract. “It was for close to $12,000 and I didn’t know you only had to give 10 percent down.” He asked for $3,766, which is more than the required 10 percent. Although Wilson paid

that money upfront, she says the man only showed up a few times to do any work. “The contract has no start date but it says he will finish the work on or before Aug. 31,” Wilson says. After that date she informed him she’d had enough and wanted her money back. The man offered to return $1,742, claiming he had prepared the house to be painted. Wilson declined that offer and sued to recover it all. I told her file a complaint with the Cincinnati police because he broke the 10 percent ordinance. She’s now done that. Michelle Gibson says she, too, wishes she had known about that ordinance when she hired a man to put in a wheelchair ramp at

her Northside home. Gibson has multiple sclerosis and now needs a wheelchair to get around. She paid a contractor half the cost upfront, more than $3,300, but says the man never returned to do the job. Gibson has filed a criminal theft charge but police haven’t been able to find the contractor. Her loss would have

been considerably less had she only paid 10 percent upfront. Another warning sign – he failed to take out a building permit, claiming it’s not needed when it is required. The Cincinnati ordinance makes all contractors responsible for taking out the necessary permits. In neither case did the homeowner get several




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Eating healthy with Cat Cora’s roasted beet salad I had an enjoyable time last week with the mom of my editor, Lisa Mauch. Nancy and I attended the ninth annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon at D u k e Rita E n e r g y Heikenfeld Center. T a l k Rita’s kitchen about sup-

port for breast cancer research (especially during October, which is breast cancer awareness month). There were over 1,500 in attendance, many of whom were breast cancer survivors like Nancy. It was uplifting to learn how much research is being done, and how ProScan Imaging is providing free mammograms and other services to women who may not be able to afford them.


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The Food Network’s Cat Cora was the celebrity chef, presenting a healthy cooking demo that also happened to be what we ate at lunch. I’m sharing the recipe for the entrée, which I think you’ll like.

Cat Cora’s beet salad

This recipe for roasted beet salad was one of Cat Cora’s served at the luncheon. It it made with grilled chicken, vinaigrette and goat cheese crostini. 3 cups lightly packed fresh arugula 11⁄2 cups roasted beet chunks 2 paper-thin red onion slices 1 ⁄2 rotisserie chicken, precooked or chicken breast, grilled and cut into 1⁄2” strips 8 thin baguette slices, lightly toasted 4 tablespoons soft, fresh goat cheese Divide arugula between four salad plates. Divide beets evenly between the plates. Fan out four to five strips of chicken per plate on top of salad and add some red onion, pulling apart the half rings and scattering the onion over the greens. Drizzle dressing over salads and around the plate. Spread about 1⁄2 tablespoon goat cheese on each of the toasts. Garnish each late with two goat cheese toasts and

serve with favorite dressing or Cat’s tangerine vinaigrette. (See my online column at Tips from Rita’s kitchen: Any mixed salad green can be used in place of the arugula.

Tortellini soup with spinach and Parmesan

I am developing recipes for breast cancer victims – I think we’ve all been touched with this disease in some fashion, and what I have learned is that the appetite is the first to go. But one still needs to be nourished, and soups, like this one, are easy to swallow and very nutritious. Once the broth boils, it’s done in about five minutes. This is a delicious soup! 1 quart chicken or vegetable broth, organic if you can get it 2 cups frozen cheese tortellini (I tested the recipe with Kroger brand) Garlic powder – a couple shakes or 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed As much fresh spinach as you like (use more than you think you’ll need – it shrinks so much) Parmesan or Romano cheese Bring chicken broth and garlic to a boil. Add tortellini, lower to a gentle boil and cook until

tortellini floats to the top, about five minutes or so. Take off heat and stir in spinach. Serve with a generous amount of cheese.

Rita’s braciole (Stuffed flank steak with marinara)

There are lots of recipes for bracciole, most of which use sliced meat and cheeses for the stuffing. This is a twist on that old favorite. Don’t be intimidated by the word “butterfly” in the directions. This is not hard and a favorite with my family. 1 flank steak 1 ⁄2 pound Italian or favorite sausage, uncooked 8 oz. Ricotta cheese, drained a bit 1 large jar favorite pasta/marinara sauce 1 ⁄2 pound boiled pasta Parmesan cheese, shredded Butterfly flank steak: have grain running vertically. Cut slowly through the center, holding your knife flat against the steak almost all the way through to the other side. The steak should open like a book. You’ll have a piece of meat that is half the original thickness but twice the width. Don’t worry if there are a few tears. If you want, pound out the center for even thickness. Spread sausage and ricotta over steak. Roll up


Nancy Mauch, left, with Rita Heikenfeld. meat tightly (if you want you can tie it in several places – this will keep the shape nicely) and place in sprayed roasting pan, seam side down. Cover with sauce. Bake in preheated 350degree oven for 45 to 60 minutes or until meat is cooked through. Thermometer will read 155 to 160 degrees. Remove from oven and let sit 10 minutes. Slice and serve on pasta shells, pouring sauce on top of meat. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Serves four to six.

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Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Coat drive launched for winter Cutter graduates from training

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and WLWT News 5 will kick off the ninth annual 5 Cares Coat Drive on Monday, Oct. 18, at Gold Star in Hartwell. Coat drive partners are Gold Star Chili, City Dash, Kemba Credit Union, local fire departments and Starr Printing Services Inc. With convenient drop off locations across the Tristate at Gold Star Chili restaurants, Kemba Credit Union branches and local fire stations, it is easy to make a difference. “For many local families, especially those with young children who have outgrown their coats from last year, there simply isn’t money in the budget this

More information The Fort Mitchell Fire Department is participating as a drop off point for this year’s St. Vincent de Paul coat drive. The department is located at 2355 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell. St. Vincent de Paul also has a local store at 2655 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. year to purchase new coats, which is why the 5 Cares Coat Drive is so important,” said Liz Carter, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul. “We are hopeful that even in these difficult economic times, our communi-

ty will again respond to this very basic need,” Carter said. St. Vincent de Paul distributes winter coats directly to local families, as well as providing them to other local agencies that work with those in need across the Tri-State. The 5 Cares Coat Drive relies on the generosity of Greater Cincinnati residents for the donation of new and gently used coats toward its goal of 4,000 coats. Participating fire departments serving as drop-off points include Alexandria, Covington, Florence, Hebron, Fort Thomas, Fort Mitchell and Newport. Call 513-562-8841, ext. 217, for more information.

Community Recorder Army National Guard Pvt. Nathan A. Cutter graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks

of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions, basic

combat skills, battlefield operations and tactics, weapons and weapons defenses. He is the son of Todd Cutter of Warsaw and Cathy Cutter of Crescent Springs.

Stephen Becker of Park Hills recently received his Engineer Intern certificate at a Statehouse ceremony hosted by the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers & Surveyors. Becker earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical

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Advocates plan Ghoulish Gala Ghoulish Gala 2010 will be presented Oct. 30 at The Newport Syndicate to benefit the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. and includes a fullcourse dinner with wine, dancing to The Chuck Taylors, a silent auction, grand raffle and raffle of a Barrel of Booos. Before dinner, guests can participate in the Grand March of costumes with celebrity judges awarding prizes for best costumes. After dinner, celebrity emcees Ed Hartman and Anthony Munoz will auction masquerade masks made by high school students from throughout Northern Kentucky. Gala honoree Rick Daniels of Furniture Fair will receive the 2010 Charlene Erler Legacy Award. The gala’s grand raffle offers a first prize of a $10,000 gift certificate donated by Furniture Fair and second prize of a 46inch LCD HDTV donated by the Wilkins family. Presented by The Advocates and the Community Foundation of Northern

Kimberly Carlisle and Keri Schrand, both of Union, are on the committee working on the Ghoulish Gala this year. Kentucky, the gala will benefit the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center, which provides multi-disciplinary services to children who have suffered sexual abuse, physical abuse or who have witnessed violence. Located on Houston Road in Florence, the center serves eight Northern Ken-

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DEATHS Joyce E. Doan Barnes

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Joyce E. Doan Barnes, 78, of Edgewood, died Oct. 8, 2010. Her husband, John D. Barnes, died previously. Survivors include daughter, Kathy Barnes Bowman of Winston-Salem, N.C.; sons, Michael Barnes of Winchester, Jeffrey Barnes of Latonia, Gregory Barnes of Fort Mitchell and Timothy Barnes of Edgewood; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Cameron Kelly Batson, 18, of Covington, died Oct. 6, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a graphics art student at Cincinnati State College, a 2010 Scott High School graduate and a soccer player. He was a member of Latonia Baptist Church. Survivors include his parents, David and Laura Batson of Covington; brother, Logan Batson of Covington; maternal grandparents, Bill

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and Pat Tucker of Edgewood; maternal great-grandmother, Ruth Tucker of Visalia; paternal grandparents, Bill and Emma Batson of Covington; and girlfriend, Alyx Powell of Mt. Zion. Interment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Latonia Baptist Church c/o Cameron Batson Memorial Fund, P.O. 15103, Latonia, KY 41015.

Betty Ann Black

Betty Ann Black, 84, of Erlanger, died Oct. 5, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a founding member of Mary Queen of Heaven Church and a former member of the Homemakers Club of Boone County and 4-H Club. She was a cosmetologist with Elsmere Drugs and loved to travel, entertain family and cook. Survivors include her husband, Fred C. Black; daughters, Linda Roach of Crescent Springs and Pamela Flesch of Port Orange, Fla.; son, Dennis Black of Independence; sister, Helen Staggs of Burlington; seven grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Saint Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

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Griffin of Hebron; son, Alex Griffin of Hebron; mother, Ruby Griffin of Fort Mitchell; sister, Rita Koons of Independence; and brother, Wendell L. Griffin Jr. of Hebron. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Gerald H. Dressman

Gerald H. Dressman, 84, of Erlanger, died Oct. 4, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a World War II U.S. Marine veteran and a member of Knights of Columbus, United Christian Volunteers and St. Henry Church. He was on the Board of Education for Erlanger and a teacher and principal in Covington, Cincinnati, Erlanger and Silver Grove. His brother James Dressman died previously. Survivors include his wife, Helen M. (Schuttemeyer) Dressman; daughter, Andrea Brinkman of Villa Hills; son, Mark Dressman of Champaign, Ill.; brother, Thomas Dressman of Fort Wright; sisters, Sister Margaret Mary Dressman, OSB, of Villa Hills, Kathleen Ryan of Fort Thomas, Theresa Schuler of Fort Mitchell, Ann Zembeck of Akron, Ohio, Helen Carroll of Fort Thomas and Judith Sweet of Mason, Ohio; three grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. Entombment was in Mother of God Cemetery Mausoleum, Fort Wright.

James A. “Jimmy” Jones Jr., 76, of Covington and formerly of Ludlow, died Oct. 7, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood. He was a retired laborer for the Cincinnati Barrel Company and enjoyed fishing and hunting. His daughters Deborah Jones and Judy Carol Jones and brother Bobby Lou Jones died previously. Survivors include sons, Ronald D. Jones of Erlanger and James “Bill” Jones of Covington; daughters, Theresa Rothfuss of Covington, Judy Long of Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Pamela Eggleston of Ludlow; sister, Lottie Gilbert of Park Hills; 21 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Davis Cemetery, Sadieville. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017 or American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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Smoky Mountains, fishing, Xavier University basketball, guitar, Octavio Paz, Miles Davis and Django his golden retriever. Survivors include his wife, Siena; daughters, Laura, Cecily and Elsa; mother, Patricia; siblings, Tom, Jenny Frondorf, Andy, David and Elizabeth. Memorials: American Heart Association or the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute at

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John “Jack” Quinn, 87, of Ludlow, died Oct. 10, 2010, at his residence. He was a former optician at the Cincinnati Optical Company, a member of Saints Boniface and James Church, Ludlow, and a Kentucky Colonel. His wife, Betty (Baker) Quinn, died previously. Survivors include sons, Patrick Quinn of Bellevue, Timothy Quinn of Ludlow, John Steve Quinn of Ludlow and Mark St. Clair of Frankfort; brother, William Quinn of Fort Wright; and sister, Rosemary Young of Burlington. Interment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erlanger. Memorials: Saints Boniface & James Church, 304 Oak St., Ludlow, KY 41016.

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Gerald R. Patrick, 205 Springwood Drive, menacing, carrying a concealed weapon, alcohol intoxication in a public place, third-degree terroristic threatening at 329 E. 47th St., Oct. 2. Brian C. Lapham, 309 E. 16th St., first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 1300 Wood St., Oct. 2. Michael W. Harris, no address given, theft, second-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, resisting arrest, third-degree alcohol intoxication in a public place, third-degree terroristic threatening at 600 block of W. 4th St., Oct. 2. Treena G. Millay, 301 E. 43rd St., first-degree possession of a controlled substance at Madison Pike and Rogers St., Oct. 2. Vincent J. Bologh, no address given, alcohol intoxication in a public place, third-degree terroristic threatening at Madison Ave., Oct. 2. Gary Jones, no address given, thirddegree criminal mischief, receiving stolen property, possession of burglary tools, theft at 1616 Woodburn St., Oct. 3. Carson S. Lewis, 811 Greenup St., possession of marijuana at 811 Greenup St., Oct. 1. Floyd R. Crank, 126 Dilcrest Drive, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, tampering with physical evidence at 302 Philadelphia St., Sept. 30. Eugene Dubose, 2508 Saint Leo Place, No. 1, theft at 1601 Madison Ave., Sept. 30. Edward L. Sweet, 2011 Russell St., first-degree forgery, receiving stolen property at 1611 Madison Ave., Sept. 30. Jeremy W. Herald, 228 W. 6th St., No. 1, second-degree disorderly conduct, third-degree criminal trespassing, third-degree criminal mischief at 410 Watkins St., Sept. 29. Joshua S. Amman, 1922 Glenway Ave., first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 520 W. 5th St., Sept. 29. John M. Malott, 802 Oak St., theft, second-degree fleeing or evading police at 2001 Madison Ave., Sept. 27. Jason L. Valentine, 3121B Churchhill Ave., first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 668 W. 5th St., Sept. 29. Michael W. Setser, 1546 Nancy St., second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, carrying a concealed weapon at 1546 Nancy St., Sept. 28. Anthony L. Simpson, 557 Muse Drive, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), firstdegree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, carrying a concealed weapon at 925 Highland Pike, Sept. 29. Joshua L. Weller, 6865 Curtis Way, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 600 W. 3rd St., Sept. 28. Timara T. Weller, 6885 Curtis Way, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 600 W. 3rd St., Sept. 28. Johnathan D. Drew, 9883 Decoursey Pike, second-degree criminal trespassing at Eagle Drive, Sept. 28. Travis Russell, 3466 Misty Creek, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1000 yards of a school at 12 Madison Ave., Sept. 28. Michael W. Setser, 1546 Nancy St., second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, carrying a concealed weapon at 1546 Nancy St., Sept. 28. Linda L. Fairbanks, 1236 Hermes St., disregarding stop sign, possession of marijuana at W. Robbins Ave., Sept. 27.

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Several pieces of jewelry were stolen at 320 Byrd St., Sept. 30. A TV, DVD player, watch, $80 in cash, a checkbook, and a bracelet were stolen at 248 Tando Way, Sept. 30. A wallet and shirt were stolen at 1312 Scott St., No. 2, Sept. 30. A man broke into a residence at 1029 Forest Ave., Sept. 29. A computer, TV, clothing, dolls, purses, a wallet, and CDs were stolen at 515 Watkins St., Sept. 28. Someone broke into a residence at 3716 Winston Ave., Sept. 27. Twelve rolls of insulation was stolen at 1405 Scott St., Sept. 27. Several items were stolen at 4352 Vermont Ave., Sept. 27. A guitar and two computers were stolen at 322 Southern Ave., Sept. 27. $150, USB cables, and a key were stolen at 1506 Kavanaugh St., Sept. 27. A sofa, textbook, change purse, and a PDA were stolen at 500 W. 3rd St., Oct. 2.

Burglary, criminal mischief

Someone broke into a residence and vandalized it at 604 E. 18th St., Oct. 2.

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Assault, criminal mischief

A candle was thrown through a window hitting a woman on the head at 221 E. 15th St., Sept. 27.


A brief case, text book, change purse, and a PDA were stolen at 500 W. 3rd St., Oct. 2. Copper piping were stolen from a residence at 4311 Huntington Ave., Oct. 1. Copper piping was stolen at 311 Hawthorne St., Oct. 3. A TV, 80 baseball caps, and four game systems were stolen at 2613 White Court, Sept. 30.




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A game system and bottle of liquor was stolen at 421 Lehmer St., Oct. 1. A cell phone was stolen at 314 E. 12th St., No. 2, Oct. 1. A wallet and cell phone was stolen at 1708 Scott St., Oct. 1. A license plate was stolen at 4208 Church St., Sept. 30. $1,000 in cash and numerous checks were stolen at 390 Greenup St., Sept. 30. $700, a driver’s license, and a food stamp card were stolen at 119

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Promontory Drive, Sept. 29. Several CDs were stolen at 125 43rd St., Sept. 29. A generator was stolen at 709 Greenup St., Sept. 29. A driver’s license, a bag, $84, dog toys, and a cell phone were stolen at 1718 Garrard St., Sept. 29. An engine hoist was stolen at 1229 Hermes St., Sept. 29. A purse was stolen at 4303 Winston Ave., Sept. 28. A wallet was stolen at Highway Ave., Sept. 28. A bicycle was stolen at 43 Indiana

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Criminal mischief

A rock was thrown into the rear window of a vehicle at 129 41st St., Oct. 2. Several structures had graffiti written on them at 1800 block of Scott St., Sept. 28. A tire was destroyed at 1036 Hands Pike, Sept. 28. A large metal door was spray painted at 94 Magellan Drive, Sept. 28. The left window of a vehicle was damaged at 817 Scott St., Sept. 28. Several vehicles were damaged at 2321 Madison Pike, Sept. 27. Furniture was damaged at Wallace Ave., Sept. 27.

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Custodial interference

A man failed to show up to deliver a child at 1 Police Memorial Drive, Oct. 3.

Fraudulent use of a credit card

Items were ordered using another person’s credit card without permission at 18 Meadow Hill Drive, Sept. 29. Fraudulent charges were made on another’s credit card at 520 W. 5th St., Sept. 29.



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817 Scott St., Sept. 28. A credit card was stolen at 2979 Madison Pike, Sept. 27. A wireless router was stolen at 106 E. 32nd St., Sept. 27.

Theft by deception

An aluminum break was stolen at 121 Pike St., Sept. 28. A ladder was stolen at 121 Pike St., Sept. 28.


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Harassing communications

A man reported being harassed with repeated calls at 2010 Benton Road, Apt. A, Sept. 29.

Possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess

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Terroristic threatening

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A woman sent threatening text messages at 824 Willard St., 3rd floor, Oct. 3.

Terroristic threatening, harassing communications

Two women reported being harassed and threatened at 16 W. 36th St., Oct. 1. A woman was harassed and threatened by phone at 520 Main St., Sept. 30.

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A woman was pushed against a wall several times at 107 Promontory Drive, Oct. 3. A man was assaulted at I-75 underpass at W. 9th St., Sept. 30. Two people assaulted one another at 333 47th St., Sept. 28. A man was struck in the face at E. 17th St., Sept. 27.



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