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Pat Hahn (right) and Stacey Carter share a laugh as they join Ed Von Eye and Lisa Schumann in signing copies of the "Images of America: Elsmere and Erlanger" book on Feb. 4 at the Erlanger city building. The book was a collaboration of the Elsmere and Erlanger Historical Societies.

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Lloyd club focused on giving back By Jason Brubaker

Even amidst all the bustle of activity around her at the Cincinnati Salvation Army on Jan. 31, Jessica Rouse found a moment to step back and take it all in. “I just stopped and looked around at all the students and volunteers, and it was so amazing to see them all working hard and having fun,” said the Lloyd Memorial High School teacher. “I was so impressed with all of them, and it was just a great experience.” Rouse is the sponsor of the Lloyd’s Gold Rush, the student pep group that has expanded its mission this year to include community service projects. About 20 students, along with several school faculty members and community volunteers from the Erlanger Police and Fire/EMS departments, spent the morning at the Salvation Army, preparing a meal, cleaning and offering some smiles to the guests. “It really made you put things in perspective,” said senior Emily Clift. “Being there and seeing how happy you made them just makes you want to do it more.” “It was definitely different than anything I’ve ever done, but it was fun,” agreed classmate Thea Davis. Rouse said she has pushed more community involvement this year with the Gold Rush because she wants the kids to become more invested in their community, establishing positive relationships by working alongside community officials like the firefighters and police officers. She also said that by the kids getting out and doing more community service, it will encourage residents to become more

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Erlanger Fire/EMS Assistant Chief Todd Schulkers and students Taylor Dashner and Thea Davis prepare some potatoes for the meal at the Cincinnati Salvation Army on Jan.31. The school’s Gold Rush group, along with several faculty members and community volunteers, spent the morning there serving a meal and cleaning. involved with the school. “I think there’s almost a disconnect with the school and the community sometimes, because it seems like it’s only the negative news that gets out there anymore,” she said. “But we have a lot of terrific kids here, and I think it’s good that people realize that, and that’s why we hope to do this kind of thing more often.” For their morning at the Salvation Army, the students arrived early to begin organizing the food, which was donated by Red Lobster. They also prepared salads, cut potatoes and onions, cooked muffins, poured drinks and even stood by the door to greet visitors as they arrived. Afterward, they cleaned and scrubbed all the pans, and then straightened up the gym, putting away all the chairs, tables and

supplies. “There were a lot of kids coming in to eat, and it was so cool to see the smiles on their faces,” said junior Abby Hellmann. “It was really neat and it made you feel good, like you were making their day better.” For their next project, the Gold Rush group plans to partner with the Kenton County Rotary Club to help out senior citizens in the area with their yards, including maintenance and landscaping. “During the lunch at the Salvation Army, I had a ton of kids come up to me and tell me they couldn’t wait to do something like this again,” recalled Rouse. “So I’m thrilled to see them so willing to give back, and we hope we can just continue to more and more.” For more information about the Gold Rush, send an e-mail to

With the goal of cutting down on paperwork and improving efficiency, the Erlanger Police Department is now making accident and collision reports available online. The cost for a copy of an accident report at will be $10. Visitors can also obtain a hard copy at By using the the Erlanger online reports, police station many for $15 if needed. insurance “We want companies to encourage people to use will cover the the online syscost of the tem, because report. it’s so much quicker and easier not only for us, but for the insurance companies as well,” said Chief Marc Fields. “It just makes the whole process more efficient.” Fields said the department typically processes around 92 accident reports each month, with most of them involving two or more parties, meaning close to 180 accident reports were being requested per month. Now, Erlanger officers give anyone involved in an accident a card that refers them to the Web site. The residents can simply turn the card and information over to their insurance companies, who will then process the report and take the appropriate actions. Field said that by using the online reports, many insurance companies will cover the cost of the report. “It frees up our clerks to work on other tasks, rather than having to copy all of these reports and mail them out each day,” he explained. In the early days following the enactment of the policy, police clerk Melissa Davis said that only one person has requested an accident report in person, and they had no problems with the $15 fee. “I don’t think it will be an issue at all,” she said. Fields also said the department is in the midst of redesigning their own Web site, which will allow for even more efficient use of police services, such as contacting officers and requesting or filing reports. “That’s the way things are headed these days, and it really does make life much simpler,” he said. “It frees all of us up to focus on more important things without getting bogged down in all the paperwork.” For more information about requesting an accident report, visit

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Silverlake preparing for summer with job fair

By Jason Brubaker

A tough job market can apparently be balanced out by one thing … a water park. Silverlake Recreation Center will hold a job fair Saturday, March 6, to showcase their summer jobs, which include staffing for their 550,000-gallon water park.

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Potential jobs include lifeguards, cafe workers and membership service staff positions. Betty Sander, the aquatic director at Silverlake, said that while the economy has affected some gym and health club membership numbers, the Silverlake Water Park has proven to be, thus far, recession-proof. The water park opened in July 2008.

“Oh, that place will be packed no matter what,” she said with a laugh. “We’re always going to need staff to keep that going, and we don’t anticipate having to hire less staff than in years’ past, even with the economy.” The job fair, which will start at 1 p.m., will include tours of Silverlake, as well as a general job screening process. Job applicants need


Silverlake’s upcoming job fair will be used to fill summer job, many of which revolve around the water park. For more information, visit to be at least 16 years old, and anyone hired will receive a free membership to both Silverlake and Better Bodies during their time of employment.

“We’ve had these in the past, and they’ve been very successful,” said Sander, who said they expect to hire 50-60 people through the job fair. “We’re just hoping

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Officials warn homeowners about mailing By Paul McKibben

State and local officials are telling homeowners to be careful about a Florida company that is selling a warranty for water lines. Home Service USA Repair Management Corp. wants homeowners to pay $4.99 a month to receive up to $6,000 in yearly coverage for repairs or replacement costs that are covered, according to a solicitation from the company. There is a Feb. 19 deadline to respond. A letter made available by Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway’s office shows the company asking homeowners to complete a form with their credit card information. That is among the payment options offered by the company. “By filling out these forms, con-

sumers will be incurring charges that are not required by their local utilities,” Conway said in a statement. “During these trying economic times, I want to ensure Kentucky families are not tricked into spending money for services that may not be necessary.” Phil Trzop, general manager of the Boone County Water District, said the district has been telling people to read the contract in its entirety. He said he would also encourage homeowners to visit Home Service USA’s Web site ( and check with the Better Business Bureau. Conway’s office said that according to the Better Business Bureau in West Palm Beach, Fla., Home Service USA is not currently accredited with them and the organization is reviewing the mailing.

“We have received many inquiries regarding this Florida company’s mailing in our service area,” Neil Kingery, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Central & Eastern Kentucky, said in a statement. “The Better Business Bureau of West Palm Beach, Fla., covers the area where Home Service USA is located. Consumers who need assistance in resolving a dispute with Home Service can do so with that bureau at” Locally, several cities have also spoken out, saying that the letter was not endorsed by them, and residents should use caution when dealing with the company. Fort Mitchell Mayor Tom Holocher said residents should always contact the proper authorities if they have questions about a suspicious mail-

ing, while the Erlanger Police Department posted a warning on their Web site about the offer. “Home Services USA is not affiliated with Erlanger, and the city in no way endorses them,” reads the letter. “Investigate this company thoroughly before making any decisions.” When asked if people need this type of coverage, Trzop said he’s lived in his house since 1980 and his water service line from the street to the house has never broken. “It’s not a common thing that will happen,” he said. The attorney general’s office said consumers who have concerns about a solicitation or a possible scam may file a complaint at or contact its consumer protection hotline at 1-888342-9257.


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Chuck Siefert and Sam Smith of Lewin Monument Co., prepare to install the new Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the corner of Dixie Highway and Commonwealth Avenue on Feb. 4. The original monument was damaged in September when a car hit it.

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Interactive teaching keeps fun in classroom By Regan Coomer

St. Joseph School teacher Kathy Schlachter knows when there’s a teachable moment. You just have to grab it, no matter what. Recently while her thirdgrade students dressed up as surgeons to cut and tape back together word “patients” to make contractions, she heard one of her boys tell the girls they would be surgical assistants, not surgeons. “I said, ‘Wait a minute,’ and we talked about male nurses and female surgeons,” Schlachter said. “It was very good for the boys and the girls to realize that barrier is no longer there.”

Hands-on activities similar to the word surgeon exercise to teach contractions make up 90 percent of Schlachter’s teaching. While it takes a little more time, it’s worth it. “They’re a lot harder to do than work sheets, but the kids benefit so much greater,” she explained. And if the activity is really fun, the experience, and the learning, sticks with them. “I’ll have sixth- and seventh-graders stop in and they ask, ‘Have you done surgery yet?’” she laughed. Schlachter has been teaching third grade at St. Joseph School in Crescent Springs for seven years, but she actually got her start at the school back in the


St. Joseph School teacher Kathy Schlachter’s third-grade class recently took up knife and tape to be word surgeons, cutting up words and taping them back together into proper contractions. Schlachter said hands-on activities are fun for students, but also helps them retain the lessons learned during the activity. 1970s. A recent room move at the school has made her come full circle.

“This is the very first room I taught in after college,” she said, looking around. “It’s been very

fun.” Other highly interactive activities Schlachter has cooked up for her students include licking the icing off Oreos to resemble the moon’s phases and snowball fights after science tests. “At the end of the science test they’re given a minute to ball up their workbook pages and notes and have a snowball fight and then they’re given one minute to clean up,” she said. “In two minutes they had a blast and they’re looking forward to a science test.” Schlachter said the cooperation of parents and St. Joseph School in Crescent Springs make her classroom

activities possible. “I have such fabulous parents,” she said. “I tell them ‘We are partners and I don’t expect you to do it all and I can’t do it all, but if we work together we can do it all.” During the interview with Schlachter, one of her parents stopped by just to see if she needed anything. Villa Hills resident Rick Pastura said he wished he could do more for the school and its teachers, especially because they’ve had such an effect on his third-grader Lucy. “She likes to come to school,” he said. “To me, that’s half the battle.” For more information about St. Joseph School, visit

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politicians and celebrity judge to get to know their constituents while tasting some good chili, Einhaus said. “It creates a connection with the neighbors,” he said. “In the middle of winter it’s just something fun to do in the neighborhood.” Nothing’s more fun than a little good-natured trash talking between chili entrants, Einhaus said. “Everyone thinks they make a great chili,” Kingsbury agreed. “You hear some very interesting conversations. Everyone pretty




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Dixie project will be students’ legacy

By Jason Brubaker

Her class wasn’t too far into their most recent project when Dixie Heights teacher Jennifer Baldwin realized she had encountered a bit of a dilemma. “We had kids who were asking if they could just take their projects home when they were done, not even realizing that it was all going to be part of the entire picture,” recalled Baldwin, smiling. “I guess it was a good problem to have though, because it meant the kids were enjoying what they were doing and were pleased with their results.” The project, however, wasn’t just a typical assignment for the kids, mostly sophomores and juniors. Working with Artist-in-Residence Debbie Brode through the Cincinnati Arts Association, students created a sculpture full of inspirational messages that will adorn the wall of the school’s cafeteria. “It’s kind of like a legacy for us,” said junior Ashley Hennessey. “We can look at that and know that we’ve left our mark on the school, even when we’re gone.” Brode began working with the students in early January, having them experiment with painting on different textures and getting a feel for their creative sides. Next, using recycled wood, some of which came from down the road at J.D. Patton Area Technical Center, the students wrote inspirational mes-

sages on the wood scraps, decorating them with an array of colors and designs. Brode then compiled all of the projects together, creating a colorful, can’t-miss sculpture. “I think they kids enjoyed this, because they were able to express themselves a little,” said Brode. “They had a lot of freedom with this, and they were able to create some really terrific projects.” Baldwin said some of the students drew on inspirational phrases from Assistant Principal Larry Tibbs’ daily announcements, while others just transcribed words that have special meaning to them. Among the phrases found on the sculpture are “You’ll never discover new oceans if you never leave the shore”, and “Some mistakes are too fun to only make once”. “It was fun doing this, because we could do it how we wanted to,” said sophomore Alec Gaukel. “It will be neat to walk in the cafeteria and know that we did that, and that everyone will be able to see our work.” Baldwin and Brode both said they were impressed by the students’ efforts on the project, and said they should be proud of themselves. “I told them that what they did could still be hanging here when they come in with their children or even grandchildren one day,” said Baldwin. “So I think they really embraced the project, and they did a terrific job with it.”

Larry Taylor reached carefully into the dirt and secured his prize, before glancing around to see who was watching. “I found a tooth!” he exclaimed to no one in particular. “This thing is huge!” Taylor was among the kids at the Elsmere Head Start facility who took part in a special “Dinosaur Dig” on Feb. 3, courtesy of the Cincinnati Children’s Museum and their “Program on Wheels”, which visits close to 1,000 schools each year to bring special programs to the kids. The program, which was made possible through a grant from PNC Bank, will visit the Head Start facilities in Newport and Dayton as well. Head Start is a program for 3-4 year old children. “We’re just so excited to have them here, because it gives the kids a chance to get excited about science,” said Orena Winn, the site supervisor for the Elsmere facility. “I think they’re really enjoying it, because it’s something new and exciting for them.” Dan Striley of the museum agreed. “This isn’t something they get to do every day, so it’s a good experience for them,” he said. “We just really enjoy being able to come into the schools and work with the kids like this.” Striley opened the morning for the Elsmere kids by showing off some artifacts from the museum,


Larry Taylor, Jordan Knipp, Carson Hard and Eric Garcia sift through dirt to try to find a dinosaur fossil on Feb. 3. The children at the Elsmere Head Start facility were treated to a visit from the Cincinnati Children's Museum. including the jaw bone of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and the horns of a Triceratops. He also demonstrated the size of a Stegosaurus by having two children hold a rope and stretch it out, showing the full length of the animal. “See- if there were a Stegosaurus in here right now, his head would have to be in the hallway because he wouldn’t fit,” said Striley over the gasps and shouts of the children. “And he was one of the smaller ones. Imagine that!” After learning about some of the basics of dinosaurs, Striley had the children split into groups and conduct their own “dig”, sifting through boxes of dirt with paintbrushes to avoid damaging the fossils buried beneath. Each time a fossil was unearthed, Striley explained what it was and how the dinosaur used it.

He even told the story about the Allosaurus, which was originally thought to have had a horn on it’s head, until a later discovery showed the horn was actually on it’s hands, and was used as a spike to ward off enemies. “That’s the best thing about science - we can think we know everything and then we’ll learn something else,” he said. “You’re never too old to stop learning.” Winn, who watched the children conduct the dig and examine the artifacts from the doorway with a giant smile on her face, said this was an experience the kids won’t soon forget. “It’s terrific, because they can see how much learning can be,” she said. “This will get them started down the right path of always wanting to learn more, and I’m just so glad they got to do this.”


Celebrating Catholic schools

St. Henry School kicked off Catholic School Week with an invitation to all parents to eat lunch with their children. Here we see Tim and Kathy Kappes enjoying time with their daughters during lunch. Each parent was permitted to choose whatever day they wanted to have lunch with their child. It was also wear your pajamas to school day so the students had double fun.


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This week in wrestling

• Scott High School finished third in the Dave Bean Classic Tournament, Feb. 1. Individual first-place winners from Scott were Stephen Supe and Zach Sowder. • Simon Kenton beat Finneytown High School 659, Feb. 4. Simon’s Norbury pinned Cohill in 1 minute, 23 seconds, Dupps won by forfeit, Yocum beat Burton in a 16-1 technical fall, Harris won by forfeit, Cooper pinned Connell in 1 minute, 13 seconds, Herald won by forfeit, Smith won by forfeit, Stevens pinned Mason in 1 minute, 21 seconds, Chamblee pinned Baugh in 1 minute, 30 seconds and Siglock and Patrick won by forfeit.

This week in basketball

• Scott High School girls beat Notre Dame Academy 68-44, Feb. 1. Scott’s topscorer was Lauren Tibbs with 39 points. • Holy Cross High School girls beat Lloyd High School 62-38, Feb. 1. Holy Cross’ top-scorer was DeAsia Beal with 22 points, including three 3-pointers. • Simon Kenton High School boys beat Cooper High School 55-39, Feb. 2. Simon’s top-scorer was Casey Sorrell with 23 points, including one three-pointer. • Newport Central Catholic High School girls beat Lloyd High School 6322, Feb. 2. Lloyd’s top-scorer was Fulmer with six points. • St. Henry High School girls beat East Jessamine 54-40, Feb. 2. St. Henry’s top-scorer was Abby Janszen with 13 points. • Bishop Brossart boys beat Lloyd High School 6532, Feb. 3. Lloyd’s top-scorer was Donnie Cheatum with 21 points, including one three-pointer. • Newport Central Catholic boys beat St. Henry High School 73-43, Feb. 3. St. Henry’s top-scorer was Zach Barnett with 12 points, including one three-pointer. • St. Henry High School girls beat Gallatin County 6349, Feb. 3. St. Henry’s topscorer was Janszen with 18 points. • Notre Dame Academy girls beat Holy Cross High School 62-50, Feb. 4. Holy Cross’ top-scorer was Jayden Julian with 21 points.

Clippers break records

The Northern Kentucky Clippers swim team hosted its annual Mid Winter Meet, Jan. 15-17, at Silverlake Recreational Center. More than 650 swimmers from 10 different teams participated, many of which are ranked in the top 100 in the country. “This meet has turned into one of the top 14-andunder-meets in the Midwest,” said Clippers coach Jason Roberts. The team goal was to make 1,000 best times during the meet. That goal was surpassed with 1,205 best times. The following Clipper swimmers broke team records and/or meet records: • KayLee Witikiewicz – broke meet records in 50meter backstroke and 100meter backstroke. • Ellen Wiliamson – broke the meet record in the 200meter backstroke. • Lilly Morgan – broke the meet record in the 100-meter individual medley. • Sharli Brady – broke the team records in 100-meter freestyle and 200-meter flystroke.

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’Nauts struggle with older teams

By Adam Turer

The Lloyd High Schools boys’ basketball team is having the kind of season one would expect from a team without a senior on its roster. The Juggernauts lost eight of their first nine games to open the season. They won four of seven during the middle stretch of the season, but are in the midst of another long losing slump. The ‘Nauts have lost five in a row and have not won a game since Jan. 18. Their games scheduled for Feb. 5 and 6 were both postponed due to inclement weather. “Our guys are learning how much work it takes to be successful at the varsity level night in and night out,” head coach Mike Key said. Lloyd starts a freshman point guard, three juniors, and a sophomore. Junior forward Donnie Cheatum is the only player

who entered this season with varsity experience. He is the Juggernauts’ leading scorer and rebounder, averaging 15 points and over seven rebounds per game. As is expected of a young and inexperienced team, turnovers have been a problem all season. “We have been working all year on taking care of the basketball,” Key said. “We need to learn how to give a consistent effort every night.” Freshman Niko Carter starts at point guard and four sophomores, including Niko Hall and Brady Asher, rotate at the other guard spot. One of the biggest challenges for this young squad has been adapting to the challenges posed at the varsity level. “A lot of these guys have had success at every level,” Key said. “They are learning that it’s more of a challenge playing against older players.” Both games that were


Lloyd Memorial’s Donnie Cheatum jumps in for a rebound against Saint Henry's David Zumdick during their All “A” Classic game Jan. 21, 2009. snowed out the first weekend of February were against out-of-region opponents. Lloyd does not get much of a break, playing

three games in each of the final two weeks of the regular season. That does not include a possible makeup game against one of the two

opponents that were snowed out. “We would have liked to play those games, but we’ll make the most of it,” Key said. “It is good to get a little rest heading into this stretch run. We have quite a few games these next two weeks.” Many of the Juggernauts’ opponents in the Ninth Region are having strong years. The slew of successful, senior-loaded teams in the area this season has contributed to the 5-16 Juggernauts’ struggles. It also gives Key and his team some hope. The roster will likely return intact next season, with much more experience. “This season has been somewhat what you’d expect. We’re still extremely young,” Key said. “It’s a growing process. If we keep working hard day in and day out, hopefully we can be one of those (successful, senior-loaded) teams in the next couple of seasons.”

Super day for swimmers at regionals By James Weber

Super Bowl Sunday was a grand slam for Ellen Williamson. The Notre Dame Academy junior won four regional championships Feb. 7 at the Region 4 swimming and diving meet at Scott High School. All four of those wins came in regional record time. Because of weekend snow, the meet was pushed back to Sunday, ending its final races while the football championship game was starting its first drives. “I’m ready for state,” she said. “It’s fun to win regionals, but we really want to be our best at state.” Williamson, the 2009 state champion in the 100 butterfly, won that event in 55.67 seconds, breaking her own regional record. In the 200 individual medley, she saw 2:04.10 to beat a 16-year old record. She swam the butterfly in NDA’s 200 medley relay team that notched a 1:49.21 to beat their record from last year. Caitlyn Forman, Natalie Lawson and Molly Hinken were in the relay as well. The Pandas won the 200 freestyle relay, too, in 1:39.82 with Hinken, Tully Bradford and Mackenzie Margroum, shattering a mark they set in preliminaries. Forman added a record of her own in impressive fashion, winning the 100 backstroke in 55.18 to beat defending state Krissie Brandenburg of Beechwood. “That speaks volumes for how good of a team we have this year,” said NDA head coach Emily Maier of the five records. “It’s not one person, it’s a pool of girls who are getting in there and swimming fast times. I’m so impressed and so excited for what we’re going to do next week. This is not the end for us by any means.” The state meet is Feb. 12-13 at the University of Louisville.


Louis Rodgers of St. Henry swims in the regional finals of the 100 breaststroke Feb. 7 at Scott. He finished third. Hinken also claimed the maximum four wins with a pair of individual championships. She won the 200 free and the 500 free. Notre Dame also won the 400 freestyle relay. Hinken is excited about making her state debut this weekend. “I feel happy. I worked hard for it,” Hinken said. “I love my teammates and our

coaches. It’s always fun at practice. I wish I could have watched the Super Bowl, but today was fine.” Said Maier: “For a freshman to win twice at a meet like this is awesome. She is going to be a force to be reckoned with down at state. I don’t think people will see her coming.” Notre Dame repeated as regional champs with 339 points to 245 for Beechwood. NDA had two runnerup finishes with Forman in the 50 free and Carly Scheper. The top two in each event automatically qualify for state, plus the next best 14 times in the state. NDA expected to get a boatload of at-large qualifiers, which were announced after press time. Covington Catholic repeated as boys’ team champion, beating Beechwood, 256-221. CovCath senior Robby Walsh also had a title for

each quarter of the Super Bowl. He won the 50 free and the 100 butterfly, the latter by a close 0.11 seconds over Beechwood’s Michael Miller. Walsh was also on both freestyle relay champions. “Just being a senior and my last regional, I gave everything I had,” he said. “I left it in the pool. I was dying but I just held on long enough.” The team title was in doubt with three events to go. Beechwood had a 32point lead, but the Colonels had a lot more finalists down the stretch than the Tigers, including three of the top four finishers in the backstroke. Max Williamson won that backstroke race and was second in the 200 IM to automatically qualify for state. Beechwood repeated as combined regional champions. Seniors Shane Coltharp


Team: Notre Dame (NDA) 339, Beechwood (BEE) 245, Ryle 200, Highlands (HGH) 158, Cooper (COOP) 84, St. Henry (STH) 76, Dixie Heights (DIX) 70, Russell 41, Campbell County (CAMP) 36, Rowan Co. 35, Boone Co. (BC) 24. 200 medley relay: 1. NDA, 2. BEE, 3. RYLE, 4. HGH, 5. COOP, 6. STH. 200 free: 1. Molly Hinken (NDA), 2. Katie Eichinger (Ryle), 3. Tully Bradford (NDA), 4. Hiromi Holt (NDA), 5. Madelyn Mescher (BEE), 6. Brenna Walters (C. Latin). 200 IM: 1. Ellen Williamson (NDA), 2. Brooke Schutte (HGH), 3. Mallory Meier (BEE), 4. Maggie Bushelman (BEE), 5. Sarah Truskot (Ryle), 6. Allison Poweleit (DIX). 50 free: 1. Mary Bank (Ryle), 2. Caitlyn Forman (NDA), 3. Annie Davies (BEE), 4. Mackenzie Margroum (NDA), 5. Kirsten Larson (Calvary), 6. Natalie Schultz (HGH). Diving: 1. Meredith Brownell (Ryle), 2. Carly Scheper (NDA), 3. Carly Hill (HGH), 4. Hannah Pohlabeln (NDA), 5. Madison Rylee (BEE), 6. Katie Mauntel (STH). 100 butterfly: 1. Ellen Williamson (NDA), 2. Mallory Meier (BEE), 3. Julia Johnson (NDA), 4. Sarah Truskot (Ryle), 5. Taylor Piatt (Ryle), 6. Maggie Bushelman (BEE).

100 freestyle: 1. Krissie Brandenburg (BEE), 2. Mary Bank (Ryle), 3. Mackenzie Margroum (NDA), 4. Gracie Lynne (HGH), 5. Tully Bradford (NDA), 6. Madelyn Mescher (BEE). 500 free: 1. Molly Hinken (NDA), 2. Katie Eichinger (Ryle), 3. Hiromi Holt (NDA), 4. Melissa Thurman (BEE), 5. Natalie Lawson (NDA), 6. Maddie Heist (BEE). 200 free relay: 1. NDA, 2. BEE, 3. HGH, 4. Cooper, 5. Ryle, 6. STH. 100 backstroke: 1. Caitlyn Forman (NDA), 2. Krissie Brandenburg (BEE), 3. Gracie Lynne (HGH), 4. Julia Johnson (NDA), 6. Ashley Schenck (STH). 100 breaststroke: 1. Brooke Schutte (HGH), 2. Melissa Thurman (BEE), 3. Annie Davies (BEE), 4. Natalie Lawson (NDA), 6. Rebecca Freihofer (STH). 400 free relay: 1. NDA, 2. Ryle, 3. BEE, 4. Cooper, 5. Dixie.


Team: 1. CovCath (CCH) 256, 2. Beechwood 221, 3. Scott 164.5, 4. Dixie 157, 5. Highlands 135, 6. Ryle 110. 200 medley relay: 1. BEE, 2. SCT, 3. DIX, 4. CCH, 5. HGH, 6. Ryle. 200 free: 1. Conner Downard (HGH), 2. John Eubanks (BEE), 3. Cole Garriott (DIX), 5. Lemar Linton (CCH), 6. Joey Koogler (CON). 200 IM: 1. Shane Coltharp (BEE), 2. Max Williamson (CCH), 4. Tyler

Groneck (SCT), 5. Spencer Franzoi (DIX), 6. Stephen McMurtry (C. Latin). 50 free: 1. Robby Walsh (CCH), 2. Ethan Reynolds (SCT), 3. Phillip Englert (HGH), 4. David O’Hare (BEE), 5. Michael Sherrard (SCT), 6. Brian Baxter (CCH). Diving: 1. Justin Youtsey (BEE), 2. Logan Stevens (SCT), 3. Bailey Harrison (DIX), 4. Evan Duckworth (HGH), 5. Kevin Baker (BEE), 6. Derek Mannis (CCH). 100 butterfly: 1. Robby Walsh (CCH), 2. Michael Miller (BEE), 3. Norman Klein (DIX), 4. Hunter Pasek (CCH), 5. Stephen McMurtry (CLAT), 6. Evan Dulaney (DIX). 100 free: 2. Ethan Reynolds (SCT), 4. Phillp Englert (HGH), 5. David O’Hare (BEE). 500 free: 1. Shane Coltharp (BEE), 2. Cole Garriott (DIX), 3. Conner Downard (HGH), 4. Michael Miller (BEE), 5. Evan Dulaney (DIX), 6. Sam Mullen (CCH). 200 free relay: 1. CCH, 2. SCT, 3. HGH, 4. Ryle, 5. CLAT. 100 back: 1. Max Williamson (CCH), 2. John Eubanks (BEE), 3. Sam Mullen (CCH), 4. Brian Baxter (CCH), 5. TJ Albright (Ryle), 6. Christopher Schoettker (Dixie). 100 breaststroke: 1. Tyler Groneck (SCT), 2. Spencer Franzoi (DIX), 3. Louis Rodgers (STH), 5. Matthew Stark (CCH), 6. Luke Freihofer (STH). 400 free relay: 1. CCH, 2. BEE, 3. DIX, 4. SCT, 6. Ryle.


Covington Catholic senior Robby Walsh swims in the preliminaries of the regional butterfly race Feb. 3 at Scott. and Krissie Brandenburg were named the most outstanding swimmers. Coltharp won the 200 IM and 500 free. He is the defending state champ in those events. “It was pretty exciting,” Coltharp said. “We weren’t sure what was going to happen. CovCath has a lot of depth. Everybody stepped up and did as much as they could. We did a great job, CovCath just had a little more.” The LSU-bound Coltharp will be ready for his last state meet. “You always want to go out on top,” he said. “It’s important to do well and see my teammates do well.” Beechwood won the 200 medley relay and was second in the 400 free relay. Justin Youtsey won the diving title. John Eubanks was second in the 200 free and 100 back. Michael Miller was second in the butterfly. Brandenburg won the 100 free and was second in the 100 back. Mallory Meier was second in the 100 butterfly. Melissa Thurman was second in the 100 breast. The Tigers were second in the 200 free relay and medley relay. Scott’s Tyler Groneck won the 100 breaststroke. The Eagles also automatically qualified several swimmers with runner-up finishes in the boys’ medley relay, 200 free relay, Ethan Reynolds (50 free, 100 free), and Logan Stevens (diving).

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SIDELINES Select players wanted

The Northern Kentucky Stingers 12 U Select Baseball team looking for players; cannot turn 13 before May 1. Contact Shannon Oldfield at 6576369 or at

Knothole tryouts

ADS Sharks NKY knothole team is looking for players (D2). Players cannot turn 10 before May 1. Call Ken Shumate at 344-8377 or Kyle Shumate at 512-8540.


St. Henry’s Molly Rice drives past No. 10 from Holy Cross on her way to the basket.


Indoor baseball sign-ups

The St. Henry seventh-grade girls’ team beat the Holy Cross girls’ team 28-20 in a hard-fought game by both teams in the Lady’s Invitational. The Holy Cross girls held the lead into the third quarter by using their size to their advantage. St. Henry was finally able to pull even and take the lead midway through the third quarter by applying full court pressure on the Indians.

Sign-ups for the 2010 Kentucky Amateur Baseball Association “Learn to Play” Indoor Baseball session are being taken now through March 20 for children four years of age. On-site registrations are being conducted at Dick's Sporting Goods each Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Registration forms are also available online at The Parent meeting will be held at the first practice on March 20. The league begins playing games the following week. This session of tee-ball is for younger children that want an introduction to the game where each child bats every inning and also plays the field. Children receive a hat, shirt, pants and socks. League age is determined by the child's age on April 30. Call Jeff Keener at 991-4619.

Sprinkles volleyball

The Northern Kentucky Volleyball Club, based at Town and Country Sports Center in Wilder, is now accepting registrations for this year’s Sprinkles' program, a volleyball program for kindergarten through thirdgraders. Visit and click on the Sprinkles information tab for the registration form. The Sprinkles program is in its ninth year of teaching the youngest of athletes the sport of volleyball. The group practices once a week for one hour for eight consecutive weeks starting March 18 and ending May 6. Practices will on Thursdays at Town and Country. Kindergartners through first-graders will practice from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Second-and-third-graders will practice from 6:30-7:30 p.m. E-mail for further information.


St. Henry’s Natalie Weber gets fouled as she attempts a layup

MASC alumni game


St. Henry’s Sammy Hentz dribbles around a Holy Cross Player.

Jordan Miller of St. Henry takes the ball to the basket.


Have you played in the Mid-American Soccer Classic (MASC), one of the largest soccer tournaments in the region? As part of the tournament’s 25th anniversary, the MASC volunteers are sponsoring alumni games. The tournament, which last year had more than 590 teams from seven states and Canada participate, is sponsored by the Fairfield Optimist Soccer Club and the Optimist Club of Fairfield. There will be a women’s game Friday, April 9, just before the girls’ weekend, and a men’s game Friday, April 16, before the boys’ weekend begins. Contact Kelly Farrell at for details. PROVIDED

District hoops seeding nears conclusion By James Weber

Here is updated information on local district hoops races: 32nd boys: Simon Kenton 6-0, Walton-Verona 4-2, Grant 2-4, Williamstown 0-6. Semifinal matchups: SK vs. Williamstown, W-V vs. Grant. 32nd girls: Simon Kenton 6-0,

Walton-Verona 3-2, Grant Co. 1-4, Williamstown 1-5. Feb. 8, Grant at W-V. 34th boys: Dixie Heights 4-0, St. Henry 2-1, VMA 2-2, Lloyd 1-3, Ludlow 0-3. Feb. 13, Ludlow at St. Henry. 34th girls: Villa Madonna 3-0, St. Henry 3-0, Dixie Heights 2-2, Ludlow 1-3, Lloyd 0-4. Feb. 10, VMA at St. Henry. 35th boys: Holmes 3-0, Cov-

Cath 2-1, Holy Cross 1-2, Beechwood 0-3. Semifinal matchups (Feb. 24): Holmes vs. Beechwood, CovCath vs. Holy Cross. 35th girls: Notre Dame 3-0, Holmes 2-1, Holy Cross 1-2, Beechwood 0-3. Semifinal matchups: NDA vs. Beechwood, Holmes vs. HC. 37th boys: Brossart 4-0, Scott 3-1, Campbell 2-2, Silver Grove 0-

3, Calvary 0-3. Feb. 12, Silver Grove at Calvary. Semifinal matchups (Feb. 24): Scott vs. Campbell, Brossart vs. SG/Calvary. 37th girls: Brossart 3-1, Scott 3-1, Campbell County 3-1, Calvary 1-3, Silver Grove 0-4. Feb. 12, Calvary at Silver Grove. Semifinal matchups (Feb. 25): Brossart vs. Campbell, Scott vs. Silver Grove/Calvary.

BRIEFLY More in wrestling

• Simon Kenton High School beat Wyoming High School 43-24, Feb. 4. Simon’s Parrot pinned Lampert in 5 minutes, 42 seconds, Hamlin pinned Anderson in 2 minutes 59 seconds, Cooper pinned Gonzalez in 1 minutes 5 seconds, Bergman pinned Wichstrom in 3 minutes, 4 seconds, Herald beat Zimmerman in a 21-6 technical fall, Leish pinned Hollingsworth in 1 minute, 9 seconds, Williams pinned Bar in 3 minutes, 50 seconds, Chamblee pinned Wayne in 1 minute, 21 seconds, Siglock pinned Dierker

in 4 minutes 56 seconds and Patrick pinned Bloom in 1 minute 27 seconds.

More in basketball

• Dixie Heights High School boys beat Lloyd High School 70-39, Jan. 26. Lloyd’s top-scorers were Jibril McCaster and Jon Danks with nine points each, including one three-pointer from McCaster. Dixie’s top-scorer was Brandon Hatton with 15 points, including two threepointers. • Dixie Heights girls beat Lloyd 65-27, Jan. 26. Dixie’s top-scorer was Meredith

Hartfield with 26 points, including four three-pointers. Lloyd’s top-scorer was Rudd with 15 points, including three 3-pointers.

More in swimming

• Notre Dame Academy girls finished first place in the NKAC Swim and Dive Championships, Jan. 23, with a score of 358. Beechwood High School girls finished third with a score of 2-3, Dixie Heights High School was fifth with 111, St. Henry High School was sixth with 75, Scott High School was 10th with a 39, Simon Kenton was

13th with a score of 16 and Holy Cross was 14th with a 12. Notre Dame won the 200meter medley relay in 1:52.54, the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:40.77 and the 400-meter freestyle relay in 3:46.95. Notre Dame’s Ellen Williamson won the 200meter individual medley in 2:10.72, Caitlyn Forman won the 50-meter freestyle in 25.08, Williamson won the 100-meter butterfly in 56.87, Molly Hinken won the 500meter freestyle in 5:18.39 and Forman won the 100-meter backstroke in 57.53.

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Amaryllis a gift for many seasons, many years Question: I got an amaryllis “bulb growing kit” for Christmas, but I never planted it. Is it too late? Answer: As long as the bulb did not freeze in your garage, it will be fine to go ahead and plant it now. Few plants can liven up a winter day like the amaryllis. The large pink, white, red, orange and variegated flowers are truly spectacular. A member of the lily family, the amaryllis rises from a large bulb. The growth habit makes it well suited for blooming during Valentine’s Day, Easter and even Christmas. Knowing about its natural habitat in Central and South America will help you successfully grow and flower an amaryllis at home. The plants are adapted to

ecosystems with a long, moist growing season, followed by a shorter dry season. At the beginning of the rainy season, Mike Klahr the bulb sends Community forth foliage Recorder and flowers. Although the guest flowers columnist only for twolast to three weeks, the foliage grows throughout the moist season during which time new flower buds form within the bulb. It goes dormant during the dry season, but resumes growth and flowers when the rainy season begins.

When you buy an amaryllis, it likely will be a dormant bulb. If so, pot the bulb about six to 12 weeks before you want the plant to bloom. Use a container with a diameter just slightly larger than the bulb and a potting mix that promotes good drainage. One-third to one-half the pointed end of the bulb should remain above the soil. Thoroughly water and put the pot in a bright, warm window. Water when the soil becomes dry to the touch, but do not give it too much water because this will cause the bulb to rot. Never allow water to accumulate in the saucer beneath the pot. In a few weeks, a flower stalk should emerge, usually before the foliage develops. Rotate the container every few

days to keep the flower and foliage from leaning too much toward the light. You may need to stake the flower stalk to keep it upright in a low-light situation. When the bloom is spent, remove the wilted flowers and cut the flower stalk back to the top of the bulb. Do not remove any foliage because the green leaves continue to provide energy for the next season’s flowers. Fertilize it every couple of weeks to promote healthy foliage. If you want to keep the amaryllis and get it to bloom again next year, give the plant as much light as possible after it flowers. It will help to move the plant outdoors when the danger of frost is over, generally around midMay. Gradually acclimate the

plant to brighter light by first putting it under a tree or awning; then moving it to brighter light every few days until the plant is in full sun. When summer is over, keep the plant in a sunny location, but withhold water. As the foliage begins to die, move the pot to a cool, dry location such as a basement or closet. In the winter, repot the bulb to a new container, again only a few inches larger than the bulb’s diameter. As an amaryllis bulb becomes larger, it may produce two or even three flower spikes during the blooming period. You will be able to enjoy your gift amaryllis for many years! Mike Klahr is the Boone County Extension Agent for Horticulture.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

What is the best thing the president and Congress can do to reduce unemployment? “Give substantial tax cuts to existing and start-up businesses to free up capital to expand and hire more workers. Any jobs given by the government will either be a temporary fix or, worse, will be a permanent growth of government requiring more and more taxes from businesses and individuals, which will, in turn, stunt economic growth even further...a vicious cycle. Jobs provided by existing private businesses and individuals starting new businesses have a greater chance of being long lasting and economy-boosting.” J.K.T. “Cut taxes and get the government out of private business.” M.C. “Remove barriers to employment imposed by federal regulation. Provide tax breaks for businesses to expand their employee base.” G.G. “The best thing the president can do to reduce unemployment is to resign. His radical policies are job-killers. The incompetence of this president and his administration is staggering. They don’t

Next question: At which Winter Olympic sport do you wish you could excel? Which Winter Olympics sports do you like to watch? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. understand or care that government is the problem – not the solution.” W.E.S. “The best approach our present Congress and administration should take in order to reduce unemployment, is to get out of the way of our capitalist society. Reduce payroll taxes, which will enable employers to invest in both their businesses and employ new workers. Not to mention dropping both universal health care, along with the ‘cap and tax’ referendums, which will just continue the downhill spiral of unemployment. By bringing back conservative Reaganism ideals, our economy will begin to flourish once again.” Steve Froehle, Burlington “How do we reduce unemployment? Well let’s see, over 14 million Americans unemployed according to the latest reports from the DLS, and an estimated 12 million people here illegaly. You do the math.” Zog


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Caroline Murray, the daughter of Luke and Katy Murray and an eighth-grader from Turkey Foot Middle School, served as Sen. John Schickel’s page on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Let’s try common sense when facing our challenges On Jan. 27, President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union Address. As he discussed critical issues like job creation, the economy, health care and energy, the president said, “Rather than fight the same tired battles that have dominated Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new … Let’s try common sense.” I could not agree more. Reviving our economy and fostering job creation is the most important challenge we must overcome this year. Kentuckians have struggled with double-digit unemployment rates since May 2009. Across the country, 3.5 million net jobs have been lost since the so-called stimulus legislation was signed into law last February. These facts alone illustrate that the Democratic majority’s strategy of bigger government, unsustainable spending

and higher debt has failed to address the central problems in our economy. It is time to try something new. We must enact fiscally responsible policies that will increase our competitiveness and reward entrepreneurship and ingenuity. That is why I support targeted tax relief and streamlined regulations to help grow Kentucky’s small businesses, improve their ability to create local jobs, and put money back into the hands of those who can use it directly to support their families and stimulate our economy. Enacting a comprehensive energy policy that takes advantage of our domestic energy resources is one of the best things we can do to foster economic

U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis Community Recorder guest columnist

growth and create jobs. For years, Republicans have advocated for safe, clean nuclear power plants, encouraged offshore drilling and fought for the expansion of clean coal technologies. I was pleased that President Obama discussed employing American innovation to develop a variety of our nation’s energy resources. However, I am vehemently opposed to the “cap and trade” climate change legislation passed by the House last summer. We must take steps to preserve our environment for future generations, but we must do so without creating new hurdles for families, small businesses and communities across America. Imposing a “cap and trade” program amounts to a national energy tax, and that is dangerous economic policy that we cannot afford. Instead, we must work together to create a common sense plan

that will allow us to responsibly develop our energy resources, reduce consumption, end our overreliance on foreign oil and bring new energy jobs to our economy. In this time of economic instability, Congress must re-examine all legislative priorities to ensure they will not restrict growth, raise the cost of doing business with the U.S. or pile more debt onto future generations. It is with this in mind that we must start over on health care reform and craft new legislation that will fix what is broken in our health care system, reduce cost and increase access to health insurance. House Republicans introduced the Common Sense Health Reform and Affordability Act (H.R. 4038), a responsible approach to health care reform that would reduce costs for all Americans, increase access to

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health care coverage and save the taxpayers’ money. Unfortunately, our bill was rejected along party lines in November. I remain convinced that we can use the framework in H.R. 4038 to craft important and meaningful health care reform that satisfies the demands of the people. During his address, President Obama urged Democrats and Republicans to come together for the American people. He said, “We were sent here to serve our citizens, not our ambitions. So let’s show the American people that we can do it together.” Republicans remain ready to heed the president’s call and reach across the aisle to craft responsible, common sense legislation that will address our nation’s greatest challenges. U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Hebron, is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.



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Randy Deitz and Chuck Hegland own 314 Cafe at 7704 Suite A on Dixie Highway in Florence.

New restaurant opens at Elks Lodge By Paul McKibben

“Cotton Candy Randy” has opened a new restaurant in Florence. 314 Cafe is owned by Randy Deitz of Union and Chuck Hegland of Kenton County. Hegland also serves as the restaurant’s chef. Deitz also owns Main Event Concessions & Sundries located at his home. 314 Cafe is located at 7704 Suite A on Dixie Highway in Florence. It’s above the Florence Elks Lodge. It serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. The new restaurant opened Dec 1. It serves American fare including chicken, fish, burgers, catfish, gravy cheese fries,

fried pickles, hot wings and entree salads. Alcohol is served too. Deitz said business at 314 Cafe so far is “progressing. It’s getting better each week.” 314 Cafe has eight televisions. “We’re not trying to be a sports bar per se but it looks like during basketball season you can’t help but promote wings and stuff for UK basketball,” he said. Deitz still plans to open the Tully’s Tavern restaurant at Old Union Road and U.S. 42 in Union. But he said he is looking for a partner. Deitz said Tully’s Tavern would be Scottish theme but it would still be American fare with a touch of Scottish fare.


Valentine’s Dance

Take your Valentine out dancing at the Mary Queen of Heaven Church’s holiday event Feb. 13 from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The cost is $50 per couple and includes hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, soft drinks and dessert. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $40 per couple. Music will be available by request from DJ Butler’s Music. For more information, call 586-1332. The church is located 1150 Donaldson Highway.

Candlelit dinner

The Chick-fil-A in Florence will have its Valentine’s Day Dinner Feb. 13 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The fast-food restaurant will feature candlelit dinners with a special menu, which includes soup or salad, entree, drink and dessert for $20 a couple. There will also be a violinist, table service and red roses. The dinner benefits the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky. Chick-fil-A is located at 4980 Houston Rd.

Dinner and entertainment

Comedian Alex Reymundo will perform at a special Valentine’s Dinner Show at the Funny Bone Comedy Club in Newport Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. The cost is $40 and includes the show, dinner with bread, tossed or Caesar salad, four-bean salad, vegetable medley, potatoes, dessert and your choice of prime rib, roasted turkey breast or cheese-stuffed shells with marinara. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 957-2000. For more information, visit www.funnyboneonthelevee.c om.

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Test your knowledge of presidential trivia

By Paul McKibben

In honor of Presidents Day, The Community Recorder offers a presidential trivia quiz. Answers can be found on page B5. No peeking! 1. What president was the first to live in the White House? A. George Washington B. John Adams C. Thomas Jefferson 2. Alben Barkley, President Harry Truman’s vice president, is from what state? One bonus point if you can name his hometown and another bonus point if you can name what present day county it is in. A. Ohio B. Missouri C. Kentucky 3. Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, is named after whom? A. David Frost B. David Eisenhower C. King David of Israel 4. President Barack Obama is the 44th man to serve as president. A. True B. False 5. What president’s tomb is in the Hamilton County, Ohio, community of North Bend? A. William Henry Harrison B. Ulysses S. Grant C. James Garfield 6. What president’s house is located at 2038 Auburn Ave. in Cincinnati? A. William McKinley B. Rutherford B. Hayes C. William Howard Taft 7. Which first lady was involved the national “just say no” anti-drug campaign for youth?

A. Nancy Reagan B. Pat Nixon C. Lady Bird Johnson

8. How are President Theodore Roosevelt and President Franklin D. Roosevelt related? A. Grandfather-grandson B. Fifth cousins C. First cousins 9. Who is the actor who played President Richard Nixon in the 2008 film “Frost/Nixon” that was nominated for five Academy Awards? A. Frank Langella B. Michael Sheen C. Dan Aykroyd 10. President Abraham Lincoln was born in which Kentucky county? A. Hart County B. Hardin County C. Grayson County 11. What president’s second secretary of state was the first woman to serve as secretary of state? A. Barack Obama B. George W. Bush C. Bill Clinton 12. Who is the only president who never married? A. Chester A. Arthur B. James Buchanan C. Franklin Pierce 13. Who are the two father-son president combos? A. William Henry Harrison-Benjamin Harrison and George H.W. Bush-George W. Bush B. John Adams-John Quincy Adams and George H.W. BushGeorge W. Bush 14. What president created the Peace Corps? A. John F. Kennedy B. Lyndon B. Johnson C. Franklin Roosevelt

15. The vice president’s official residence is located on the grounds of what in the Washington, D.C., area? A. Georgetown University B. Arlington National Cemetery C. U.S. Naval Observatory 16. What president played football for the University of Michigan? A. Gerald Ford B. Lyndon B. Johnson C. John F. Kennedy 17. True of false. Air Force One is the name of a specific airplane. A. True B. False 18. What presidents died on July 4, 1826, the nation’s 50th birthday? A. George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson B. George Washington and James Madison C. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson 19. The first televised presidential debate occurred between which two candidates? A. Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson in 1956 B. Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy in 1960 C. Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford in 1976 20. Who was the first president while in office to travel outside of the United States? A. Theodore Roosevelt B. Franklin Roosevelt C. Woodrow Wilson 21. How many rooms are at the White House? A. 132 B. 204 C. 158

Essay contest focuses on disability awareness United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati is hosting the second annual “Attitude,” a disability awareness essay contest. It is open to all third- through eighth-graders in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area and aims to promote understanding by allowing young students to open their hearts and minds and write an essay based

on the attitudes they encounter toward people with disabilities. The overall winner will receive a Kings Island Season Gold Pass for 4. All first-place winners in each grade division will receive a $50 mall gift certificate, a certificate of appreciation, have their essay published in the Community Press & Recorder, and will be transported from their school via

limousine to an awards luncheon hosted by PF Chang’s in Norwood. Students can choose to interview a child or adult with a disability and write about the experience, read a book about people with disabilities and describe the impact the attitudes of others have on their lives, or write about their own observations or feelings toward people with disabilities.

All entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, originality, quality of writing and understanding by grade division. The panel of judges includes professional authors, journalists, librarians, teachers and people with disabilities. Entries are due by Friday, April 16. For additional information or to request a contest packet, contact

Lisa Brown at 513-221-4606, ext. 15, or visit the United Cerebral Palsy Web site at for a listing of the rules and an entry form. The mission of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.


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Rise Up Haiti, 7:15 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Doors open 6:45 p.m. Features music and photography exhibition with images of Haitian child slaves. Includes silent auction and music by Ric Hordinski, Me or the Moon, Kim Taylor and Rob Fetters. Photography by Jonathan Willis. Benefits Jean Cadet Restavek Foundation. $15. Reservations required. 491-2030; Covington.


Indie Film Night, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Watch and discuss recent release to DVD. Family friendly. Presented by Kenton County Public Library. 962-4002. Erlanger.


History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Exhibit explores world of archaeology through photography, dig-site information and hands-on activities including actual staged indoor dig for all ages. Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free for members and ages 2 and under. 491-4003; Covington.


Ricky Nye Inc. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. 491-8027. Covington. Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, 9 p.m. Doors open 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Parlour. $10, $8 advance. 431-2201; Newport.


Mokka Mardis Gras, 9:30 p.m. Mokka and the Sunset Bar and Grill, 500 Monmouth St. With Just Gravy band. 581-3700. Newport.


Lucero, 9 p.m. With Glossary. Doors open 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. Ages 18 and up. $15, $13 advance. 431-2201; Newport.

The Van-Dells, 7:30 p.m. Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St. Grand Ballroom. Includes dinner buffet 6 p.m. non-alcoholic beverages and show. Rock and Roll Review. $70 stage front, $60 VIP, $50, $40. Reservations required. 491-8000; Newport. Marcy Playground, 7 p.m. With The Flight Station. Mad Hatter, 620 Scott Blvd. Sex and Candy Valentine Show. $10. Presented by Mix 94.1 Radio Station. 291-2233; Covington.


Alex Reymundo, 8 p.m. $17. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Member of The Original Latin Kings of Comedy. Ages 21 and up. 957-2000; Newport.

George Ramos Loves You: A Valentine’s Nod to a Historical and Local Figure of the Prohibition, 8 p.m.-midnight, York St. Cafe, 738 York St. Night of classic cocktails made by Molly Wellmann and Jeannie Murray and music by SwingTime Big Band. $10. 261-9675. Newport.



The Miracle Worker, 8 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St. Based on the true-life story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan. $17. Presented by Footlighters Inc. Through Feb. 27. 513-474-8711. Newport.


American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St. Beginners welcome. $4. Presented by Northern Kentucky Bridge Club. 689-5743; Elsmere.


JAMfest Dance Super Nationals, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd. Dance only competition. Teams from across the country compete to win in their respective divisions. Free spectators. Presented by JAMfest. Through Feb. 14. 1-866-526-3378; Covington. Murder Mystery at the Juice Joint Mafia Style, 8 p.m.-midnight, Carnegie Events Center and Museum, 401 Monmouth St. Grand Ball Room. Interactive murder mystery based in roaring 20’s. Call and reserve character. Ages 21 and up. $25. Reservations required. 630-1053; Newport. S A T U R D A Y, F E B . 1 3


A New Year of Art, noon-3 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 9571940; Covington.


Lunafest rescheduled

The Lunafest screenings have been rescheduled due to bad weather. The new dates and times are: Sunday, Feb. 14, 4:30 p.m. (Social hour and cash bar at 3:30 p.m.) Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. (Social hour and cash bar at 6:30 p.m.) Tickets purchased in advance will be honored on the new dates. Feb. 9 tickets purchased on the Internet will be transferred to Sunday, Feb. 14, and Wednesday, Feb. 10 tickets will be transferred to Wednesday, Feb 17. To switch dates, e-mail Location is the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center. For tickets, visit

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Katalyst Talent Agency Open Call, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Katalyst, LLC, 525 West Fifth Street, Suite 118, All experience levels seeking representation with Katalyst. First come, first served. Requirements at Web site. Free. 581-4555; Covington.


Valentine’s Day Dance, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Mary Queen of Heaven Church, 1150 Donaldson Highway, Fr. John McGuire Center. Includes hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, soft drinks and dessert. Music by DJ Butler’s Music by Request. Couples $50; $40 advance. Reservations recommended. 586-1332. Valentine’s Day Dinner, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Chickfil-A Florence, 4980 Houston Road, Candlelit dinner with special menu including soup or salad, entree, drink and dessert. Music by violinist, table service and red roses for ladies. Benefits Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky. $20 per couple. 393-5282. Florence.

Robert Earl Keen, 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. Folk, country, blues and roots rock artist. $25. 491-2444. Covington. The Van-Dells, 7:30 p.m. Newport Syndicate, $70 stage front, $60 VIP, $50, $40. Reservations required. 491-8000; Newport.


Alex Reymundo, 10:15 p.m. $18. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; Newport. Alex Reymundo Valentine’s Dinner Show, 8 p.m. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Includes dinner with your choice of prime rib, roasted turkey breast or cheese-stuffed shells . $40. Reservations required. Through Feb. 14. 957-2000; Newport.


Taste of Kentucky for Chocolate, Tea and Coffee Lovers, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, 411 E. 10th St. Sampling of Kentucky products including Ruth Hunt Candies, Dixie Dew, Elmwood Inn Fine Teas and coffees from maker’s mark and john Conti. Free. 261-4287. Newport. Have a Heart for the Arts, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs, 20 W. 11th St. Informal happy-hour fundraiser. Includes fashion show of faux furs, food, and raffle items including faux fur throw donated by Fabulous Furs. Participants receive 15% off purchases and free pair of fur-trimmed gloves. Benefits support programs for youth with autism and their families at Rising Star Studios. $25. Presented by Rising Star Studios. 291-2999; Covington.


JAMfest Dance Super Nationals, 7 a.m.9:45 p.m. Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Free spectators. 1-866-526-3378; Covington. S U N D A Y, F E B . 1 4


Pictures I Liked Enough to Show You, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Bean Haus, Free. 431-2326. Covington. Elegant Variations, 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Eva G. Farris Gallery at Thomas More College, Free. 513-460-1844; Crestview Hills.


Praise Him, noon, Kroger - Cold Spring, 375 Crossroads Blvd. The Crew performs Black History Month musical revue. Free. 5724920. Cold Spring.


Valentine Party, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Includes magic show and special Valentine craft. Free. 962-4002; Erlanger.


History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free for members and ages 2 and under. 491-4003; Covington.


Alex Reymundo Valentine’s Dinner Show, 7:30 p.m. Funny Bone Comedy Club, $40. Reservations required. 957-2000; Newport.


The Miracle Worker, 2 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, $17. 513-474-8711. Newport.


Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park hosts the Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series with award-winning puppeteer Hobey Ford at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the playhouse’s Rosenthal Plaza. Ford uses puppets, music and movement to explore the animal kingdom. Tickets are $5, ages 4-18; and $6 for adults. Call 513-421-3888 or visit The performance is for ages 4 and up.

Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 5 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Includes Shimmers gift certificate prizes. Free. 426-0490. Fort Wright.


JAMfest Dance Super Nationals, 6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Free spectators. 1-866-5263378; Covington.


It is time again for MainStrasse Village’s annual Mardi Gras celebration. The event will take place Feb. 12 and Feb. 13 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. each night. The festivities begin with the Big Head Parade (pictured) at 8 p.m. Feb. 12. For more information, visit or call 491-0458. M O N D A Y, F E B . 1 5

ART EXHIBITS Pictures I Liked Enough to Show You, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Bean Haus, Free. 431-2326. Covington. Salon des Refuses: Northern Kentucky Tri-City Exhibition of Teen Talent, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Artisans Enterprise Center, Free. 292-2322; Covington. Tiger Lily Press Invitational, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission Administrative Center, 491-2584. Covington. Elegant Variations, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Eva G. Farris Gallery at Thomas More College, Free. 513-460-1844; Crestview Hills. EDUCATION

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


Kentucky Mammals in Your Backyard, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Highland Cemetery, 2167 Dixie Highway, Karen Bailey of Central Kentucky Wildlife Rehabilitation introduces some of the common and not-so-common mammals found in this area and brings a few animal guests. Free. Registration required. 331-3220; e-mail; Fort Mitchell. T U E S D A Y, F E B . 1 6

BENEFITS Mardi Gras for Homeless Children, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd. Food and beverages from local restaurants and suppliers, music and called and silent auctions. With Kit Andrews of Local 12 and Mike McConnell of 700 WLW. Benefits Bethany House Services, Brighton Center’s Homeward Bound, Mercy Franciscan at St. John and Welcome House of Northern Kentucky. $55. Presented by Northern Kentucky Restaurant Association. 291-6572; Covington.

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Hex Squares, 7:30 p.m.-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.


Lenten Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Fort Wright Civic Club, 115 Kennedy Road, Includes sandwich meals and dinners. Carryout available. Benefits Local charities. $4-$7. 331-1150. Fort Wright.


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

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MUSEUMS History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free for members and ages 2 and under. 491-4003; Covington. MUSIC - CONCERTS

Broadway Veterans In Concert, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. With Mark Hardy, Teresa De Zarn and Jessica Hendy. Cabaret of romantic themed musical theatre standards and contemporary favorites. $18, $15 students. 957-1940; Covington. LMFAO, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. Electro-hop group from Los Angeles. $20. 491-2444. Covington.


Colored Museum, 8 p.m. NKU Corbett Auditorium, Nunn Drive, Play travels through time to different exhibits, each which displays African-American culture and history from slavery in America through nearly recent times. $12, $11 NKU faculty, staff, alumni, $10 ages 60 and up, $8 student. Presented by Northern Kentucky University Theatre and Dance. Through Feb. 28. 572-5464; Highland Heights.


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


Fat Tuesday/Fastnacht Celebration, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St. Features the Enzian Dancers with a special Fat Tuesday dance presentation and prizes for best costumes. Special guest, Christian Uhde, the Lord Mayor of Munich, Germany. Food and drink available for purchase. Benefits German American League. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 513-574-1741; Newport.


Fat Tuesday, 7 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. Royal Palm Orchestra with Bill Gemmer, director. 261-2365; Covington.


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


See “Cinderella” go to the ball at the Cincinnati Ballet’s production Friday, Feb. 12, through Sunday, Feb. 14, at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $25-$80. Call 513-621-5282 or visit Pictured is principal dancer Janessa Touchet as Cinderella.


We should be wondering as we wander Why are there so many vivacious children and so many dull adults? Why? Because we live in a world that does not encourage awe and wonder. As a child we were in a constant state of wonder. Each day we were like guests at a smorgasbord. We were constantly touching, tasting, looking and marveling at interesting objects and sounds. Sometimes there were even things that escalated wonder into awe. But gradually wonder and awe gets squeezed out of us. To wonder means to recognize that we were in the presence of mystery. But we have lowered the ceiling to avoid acknowledging anything beyond. And as we become more competent and gain mastery over ourselves and the things around us, wonder diminishes.

thing. “But,” he added, “the great scientists of our century underscore the openness of science. … We find the reintroduction of mystery at a very profound and deep level.” If we are, instead, seduced by the powers of science it leads us to pay attention to only a part of reality – the functional or classifiable part. But we are more than functional and classifiable. We are unique individuals and deeply mysterious. People who are alienated from mystery and wonder are alienated from themselves. If we are oblivious to mystery we diminish ourselves. To try and regain a sense of wonder and awe, Chesterton said that we have to look at familiar things until they become strange. In that same manner, author Joseph Gallagher notes, “Really looking, really listening, really

But might we not ask, “Can’t our competence lead us to more wonder?” The earliest philosophers recognized that philosophy itself begins with wonder. And if philosophy is authentic, it will end there too. Rabbi Abraham Heschel noted that the worst of sins is to take life for granted. Children have not learned to commit that sin. True poets and mystics fight against committing it. Yet we say, “Been there, done that.” How did we slay wonder? The former director of the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies, scientist William G. Pollard, says a chief characteristic of 18th- and 19th-century science was a sense of demolishing mystery. Nature’s secrets were being unlocked and hopes arose that eventually one great formula would be found to explain every-

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paying attention: these are skills which are seemingly a natural part of childhood, probably because a child hasn’t grown ‘practical’ enough to limit his gaze to what is functional about a thing. ... Such an attentiveness requires an exercise of reverence toward reality, an openness, a zone of interior silence where static won’t jam out the messages of meaning emitted by things.” We work against ourselves when we create our own static that overpowers wonder and mystery. Don’t we mistake an intensely busy life with a meaningfully connected one? Eugene H. Peterson writes, “The workplace is where this diminishing of wonder goes on most consistently and thoroughly... information and competence are key values here... We don’t want to waste time by staring at something. And in his book ‘Awe,’ Paul Pearsall Ph. D. says


that our brain “ more interested in its usual fixation on the Fs of fighting, fleeing, feeding or fornicating.” We must seek, and allow, Father Lou wonder to touch Guntzelman our lives else we atrophy. Perspectives I appreciate the sense of wonder expressed by poet Elizabeth Michael Boyle:

“Who am I?”

I am a child of the universe a woman of earth a creature of God. I stand in awe of the ever expanding universe birthing a nursery of galaxies, compressing the weight of a billion stars the size of our sun into a minute black hole the size of my thumb.” There is not a shortage of opportunities for our wonderment and awe.

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Seamanship class meets at the city building Tuesdays and Thursday from Feb. 16 to March 23 from 7 to 9 p.m.

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February 11, 2010

Make a little whoopee (pie) Valentine’s Day

Don’t be fooled by the name – these are like mini chocolate whoopee pies (that’s why I added the name to the title) and would be so much fun for the kids to help make. From colleague and country girl Janice Mehal-

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One of Janice Mehallick’s chocolate gobs or “whoopee pie.” lick, a West Chester reader who said, “We make these and call them chocolate gobs – it’s one of our favorite desserts.” Janice brought several in for me to try, and within minutes, all were gone except one.


2 cups sugar 1 ⁄2 cup vegetable shortening 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup boiling water 1 teaspoon vanilla 4 cups flour 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 ⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cream sugar and shortening until fluffy. Add eggs and continue to beat. Stir together buttermilk, boiling water, vanilla, and blend this into the creamed mixture at low speed. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa. Add to mixture 1 cup at a time, blending well at low speed. Batter will be very thin but do not worry. Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for five minutes. Allow to cool and transfer onto waxed paper. To make the filling, place flour into saucepan and slowly add milk, stirring until smooth. Set over medium heat and cook, stirring until very thick. Mixture should become as thick as solid vegetable shortening. Remove from

heat and allow to cool completely. Cream together sugar, butter, shortening, and vanilla. Add the cooled flour mixture and whip until fluffy. Spread onto bottom side of cookie and top with another cookie to make a sandwich. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and store in refrigerator.

Maribelle’s sweet and sour chicken soup

Reader Sandy Keiser couldn’t believe her luck when Maribelle’s Tavern (2062 Riverside Drive in the historic East End of Cincinnati, 513-861-2484) agreed to share this recipe. Sandy said it was a “Spicy Thai chicken soup with vegetables; mmmm good!” I couldn’t believe my luck, either, when Chef Mike Florea responded so quickly. He said, “This recipe is from Chris Florea, my brother and a cook in our kitchen. Chris is also responsible for our delicious brunch menu on Sundays.” Soups, surf or turf spe-

More Valentine’s Day treats

For easy peanut butter cups and stacked red velvet cake recipes, go to http:// communitypress.cincinnati. com and click on Rita’s picture. Call 513-591-6163 to request a printed copy. cials vary daily and all the food is fresh and made to order. I can tell you myself that it’s a fun place to go and next time we stop in, I’m getting this soup! Check them out at for more information. (I found Mae Ploy chili sauce at Kroger in a smaller bottle. I use it for all sorts of things – it’s sweet but very hot/spicy, as well.) This is a big batch soup, so would be perfect for entertaining. 3 large yellow onions, julienned 2 tablespoons garlic, minced 1 cup chipotle peppers in adobo, pureed 1 bunch asparagus, sliced 3 carrots, shredded

3 cups smoked bacon, chopped 1 gallon chicken stock or good quality broth 2 cups Chablis wine 25 oz bottle sweet chili sauce (like Mae Ploy) 1 ⁄2 cup sesame seeds 10 chicken breast halves, grilled and then diced Salt and pepper to taste Caramelize onions in large stock pot in a bit of oil. Add garlic, chipotle, bacon, asparagus and carrots. Cook for approximately 20 minutes on low heat. Deglaze with wine. Make sure to scrape bottom to get all the bacon and onion drippings. Add chicken stock. Bring to a boil and add the bottle of sweet chili sauce. Reduce heat so soup is at a simmer. Add the chicken and sesame seeds. Let simmer for 30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

BUSINESS UPDATE Specialist completes training

Two Northern Kentucky women were among nine workforce specialists who completed “Training the Trainer” instruction Jan. 19-21 at SuperJobs Center. Ann Kruse of Park Hills, who

works at the Clermont County Pleas Court, and Barbara Wiles of Wilder, who works at Life Learning Center in Covington, had both previously completed training for the Global Career Development Facilitator certificate last May. This newest training will allow

them to teach the competencies required for the GCDF, says Emily Hatfield, a Master Trainer with the Tennessee Career Center in Knoxville, Tenn., who led the classes. Such competencies include: Mastering labor market information

and resources; recognizing and adapting services to fit the special needs of diverse populations; understanding career development models and techniques and understanding job search strategies; and placement techniques.

Korzenborn honored

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What’s the first word that comes to mind when someone mentions Valent i n e ’ s Day? For me, it’s chocolate. And, really, it’s not a bad Rita t h i n g Heikenfeld s i n c e Rita’s kitchen chocolate contains lots of good things, like antioxidants. Now I will admit the recipe I’m sharing today probably cancels out most of the good nutrition, but after all, it is Valentine’s Day and these are worth every calorie.


Answers to trivia quiz

Here are the answers to the presidential trivia found on page B1. Give yourself one point for each correct answer.

1. B: John Adams. President Johns Adams and first lady Abigail Adams moved into the White House in 1800 when it was nearly completed. 2. C: Kentucky. Barkley was born near Lowes, Ky., in Graves County. 3. B: David Eisenhower. President Dwight D. Eisenhower named the retreat compound after his grandson. 4. B: False. President Barack Obama is the 43rd man to serve as president. Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms. Cleveland is the 22nd and 24th presidents. 5. A: William Henry Harrison

6. C: William Howard Taft 7. A: Nancy Reagan 8. B. Fifth cousins 9. A. Frank Langella. Michael Sheen played David Frost in the movie. Dan Aykroyd has portrayed Nixon on “Saturday Night Live.” 10. B. Hardin County 11. C. Bill Clinton. Madeleine Albright served as secretary of state from 1997-2001. 12. B. James Buchanan 13. B. John AdamsJohn Quincy Adams and George H.W. Bush-George W. Bush. William Henry Harrison is Benjamin Harrison’s grandfather. Benjamin Harrison’s father, John Scott Harrison, is the only son of a president and the father of a president. 14. A. John F. Kennedy. He signed an executive order on March 1, 1961,

creating the Peace Corps. 15. C. U.S. Naval Observatory 16. A. Gerald Ford 17. B. False. The White House’s Web site says “no matter where in the world the president travels, if he flies in an Air Force jet, the plane is called Air Force One.” 18. C. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson 19. B. Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy in 1960 20. A. Theodore Roosevelt. He and his wife Edith Roosevelt visited Panama in 1906. 21. A. 132 rooms

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Madonna Manor welcomes award nominations Madonna Manor, a Franciscan living community in Villa Hills, invites nominations for the annual Sister Benedict Bunning Award. This award is given at the annual Madonna Manor Applaud's Celebration scheduled for September 2010.

The annual award is presented to a member of the community whose life reflects the visionary spirit and compassionate life of Sister Benedict Bunning, OSB, the founder of Madonna Manor. Nominations are accepted in the form of letters of

recommendation. Include contact information for yourself and your nominee. Nominations may be mailed to Madonna Manor, Sister Benedict Bunning Award, 2344 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017, or emailed to, by Feb. 28.

Tammy Morris, 25, and Darrell Whitehead Jr., 29, both of Covington, issued Jan. 25, 2010. Amber Patmann, 22, of Florence and Nicholas Boorom, 26, of Covington, issued Jan. 26, 2010. Amanda Catalano, 22, and Joseph Gault, 22, both of Erlanger, issued Jan. 26, 2010. Ruth Bailey, 23, of Park Hills and Steven Robertson, 40, of Cincinnati , issued Jan. 27, 2010. Cynthia Johnson, 52, and Thomas Gillooly, 50, both of Erlanger, issued Jan. 28, 2010.

Brandi Hodges, 25, of Ludlow and James Helton, 29, of Indiana, issued Jan. 28, 2010. Sarah Martin, 22, and Charles Sheriff, 30, both of Latonia, issued Jan. 28, 2010. Brianne Mann, 21, and Robert Carney, 39, both of Covington, issued Jan. 28, 2010. James Lecian, 28, and David Coyle, 31, both of Erlanger, issued Feb. 1, 2010. Bridget Smith, 30, and Luke Yu, 33, both of Crescent Springs, issued Feb. 1, 2010.


Card company helps Haiti The United States Playing Card Company (USPC), makers of Bicycle Playing Cards and located in Erlanger, announced it is supporting relief efforts in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. The Company will donate 100 percent of its profits, up to $1 million, from its Bicycle “Hope for Haiti” edition to Americares, a nonprofit organization providing disaster relief to Haiti. “We have created the “Hope for Haiti” deck in support of relief efforts in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, thereby offering people another way to contribute to this cause,” said Phil Dolci, president of USPC, a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation. “Our focus is on providing help to those

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Philip A. Faulconer, 406 Amhurst Dr., failure to or improper signal, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, serving warrant at 118 E. 30th St., Jan. 27. Branden T. Evans, 9 E. 24th St., criminal possession of a forged instrument at 301 Court St., Jan. 26. Mario D. Perez, 820 Scott St., alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree fleeing or evading police at 900 Scott St., Jan. 26. Chris M. Thornberry, 2790 Madison Ave., first degree possession of a controlled substance, third degree possession of a controlled substance, serving warrant for court at I-75 exit 191, Jan. 25. Aurora L. Butler, 1312 Maryland Ave., possession of marijuana at 200 E. 6th St., Jan. 26. Eternity N. Hodge, 2130 Donaldson Rd., possession of marijuana at 200 E. 6th St., Jan. 26. Joshua D. Stewart, 1226 Pike St., receiving stolen property, first degree fleeing or evading police, possession of marijuana, no operators-moped license at 100 W. 26th St., Jan. 26.

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Jerry L. Ashcraft, No Address Given, third degree burglary at 128 W. 14th St./709 Greer/802 Main, Jan. 25. Keineth I. Ewell, 524 Thomas St., receiving stolen property, possession of burglary tools at 600 block of Delmar Dr., Jan. 28. Lyndsay M. Gastright, 2107 Eastern Ave., first degree possession of a controlled substance at 613 W. 4th St., Jan. 27. Jesica K. Cole, 2138 Stoneharbor Ln., possession of drug paraphernalia at 613 W. 4th St., Jan. 27. Jeffrey L. Turner, 859 Western Ave., theft at 4303 Winston Ave., Jan. 29. Michael A. Case, 856 Western Ave., theft at 4303 Winston Ave., Jan. 29. Alisa M. Dellecave, 1055 Burlington Pike, operating on suspended or revoked operator's license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 500 W. 12th St., Jan. 30. Daniel Martinez-Malaga, 1017 Scott Blvd., 2Nd Floor, first degree assault at 22 E. Robbins St., Jan. 30. James A. Gregory, 1834 Euclid Ave., second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, theft


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Eva J. Hinkel nee Chenault, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 24 at Presbyterian Hospice in Charlotte, NC.

At her request, no service will be held.

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Eva was valedictorian of the Bellevue High School class of 1943 and later attended Villa Madonna College (Thomas More), graduating with honors. She continued her education at Adelphi University, earning a M.Ed. and enjoyed a long career as an art teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Walter C. Hinkel. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Logan; son-in-law, Robert Logan; granddaughter, Victoria Schultz; and pets, Buzzard and Duncan. Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Hospice & Palliative Care in Charlotte, NC.

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by deception at 1525 Madison Ave., Jan. 28. Bryan M. Radank, 3912 Tracy Ave., giving officer false name or address at Frazier St., Jan. 28. Christine S. Stines, 806 Monte Ln., possession of marijuana at 806 Monte Ln., Jan. 31. John R. Lane, 727 Edgecliff Dr., B25, possession of marijuana at 806 Monte Ln., Jan. 31. Dennis N. Bazin, 12 Fuchstrasse St., fourth degree assault, menacing, alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest at 424 W. 6th St., Jan. 31. Jerrilyn M. Bryant, 2230 Salvador St., possession of marijuana at 132 E. 11th St., Jan. 29.

Incidents/investigations Assault

A man was assaulted at 801 Bakewell St., Jan. 26. A man was assaulted at 1035 Banklick St., Jan. 25. A woman was assaulted at 307 Altamont Rd., Jan. 26. A woman was choked and struck in the stomach several times at 342 E. 18th St., no. 2, Jan. 28. A man was struck on the head at 1112 High St., Jan. 28. A woman was assaulted at 111 E. 15th St., Jan. 31. A laptop, jewelry boxes, and three bottles of liqour were stolen at 1526 Banklick St., Jan. 27. Electrical wiring and copper piping was stolen at 709 Craig St., Jan. 25. Two wooden and ceramic fireplace mantles were stolen at 1519 St. Clair St., Jan. 26. Articles of clothing were stolen at 925 Highland Pike, Jan. 28. Copper piping was stolen at 1013 Greenup St., Jan. 28. A money bag and change was stolen at 11 E. 5th St., Jan. 28. Several tools were stolen at 12 W. 31st St., Jan. 27. Copper piping was stolen at 118 E. 24th St., Jan. 27. A man entered a residence to commit a crime at 1564 Collins St., Jan. 31. A rifle, ammunition, a tv and game system were stolen at 619 Philadelphia St., Jan. 30. Three bags of clothing was taken at 1713 Garrard St., Jan. 30. A man kicked open a rear door and fled when he saw the residents at 1209 Scott St., Jan. 29.

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The driver's side door of a vehicle at 116 Promontory Dr., Jan. 25. Graffiti was sprayed on the side of a building at 1516 Scott St., Jan. 27. Paint was sprayed on the side of a building at 1001 Madison Ave., Jan. 26. The wiring of an electric fence was cut at 3468 Senour Rd., Jan. 26. A trunk lid was damaged at 2023 Mackoy Ave., Jan. 26. A rear door and door frame of a vacant property was damaged at 1618 Greenup St., Jan. 27. A brick was thrown into the rear window of a vehicle at 2732 Rosina Ave., Jan. 29. A window was broken at 112 E. 4th St., Jan. 28.

Criminal trespassing

A man entered and remained unlawfully on private property at 200 Home Rd., Jan. 27.


$160 in cash and a cell phone was taken from a victim at gunpoint at 115 Promontory Dr., C., Jan. 30. $85, a pre-paid credit card, a cellphone, and identification was stolen at 2521 Warren St., no. 6, Jan. 28.

Terroristic threatening

A man threatened to knock another man's teeth out at 731 Madison Ave., Jan. 28.


A boat was stolen at 1224 Greenup St., Jan. 25. A coat was stolen at 11 E. 5th St., Jan. 25. Two cartons of cigarettes were stolen at 716 Madison Ave., Jan. 25. A GPS unit was stolen at 2103 Howell St., Jan. 25. Bags and a GPS unit were stolen from two vehicles at E. Rivercenter Blvd., Jan. 25. A credit card was stolen and used at 235 E. 3rd St., Jan. 27. A wallet was stolen from a purse at 608 Main St., Jan. 26. A vehicle was stolen at Scott St., Jan. 28. A cell phone was stolen at 20 E. 7th St., Jan. 28. A cell phone was taken at 1729 Greenup St., Jan. 27. Approximately 70 CDs were taken from a vehicle at 1025 Amsterdam Rd., Jan. 27. A baby stroller was stolen at 1501 Holman Ave., Jan. 27. A wallet was stolen at 624 Madison Ave., Jan. 27. A vehicle was stolen at 1440 Holman Ave., Jan. 27. A wallet was stolen at 144 10th St., Jan. 31. A dog was stolen at 29 E. 13th St., Jan. 30.

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A leather purse was stolen at 1809 Madison Ave., Jan. 26.

A money order was stolen and cashed at 1525 Madison Ave., Jan. 25.

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Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at 3516 Mary Street, Jan. 31. Reported at 53 General Jackson Court, Jan. 30.


$2,500 reported stolen at 1945 Bullock Pen Road, Feb. 1.

Burglary, assault

Reported at 3433 Turkey Foot Road, Jan. 29.

Criminal mischief

$300 worth of vehicle damage reported at Donaldson Highway, Jan. 29.

Possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana

$1,470 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at Concord Drive, Jan. 30.

Harassing communications

Reported at 2864 Crescent Springs Road, Jan. 28. Reported at 3350 Sycamore Tree Lane, Jan. 30.

Theft by deception

$704.95 reported stolen at 3858 Shade Lane, Feb. 1.


Reported at Madison Pike, Jan. 30. $32.82 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 3159 Dixie Highway, Jan. 27. Reported at 4104 Dixie Highway, Jan. 29. $100 worth of clothes reported stolen at 2526 Ritchie Avenue, Feb. 1. $30 worth of clothes reported stolen at 4128 Dixie Highway, Jan. 30. $500 reported stolen at 560 Clock Tower Way, Feb. 2.


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Approximately $1400 was stolen at 2316 Alden Ct., Jan. 30. A purse was stolen at 613 4th St., Jan. 29. Three handguns and a guitar were stolen at 4311 Vermont Ave., Apt. 1, Jan. 29. A green bag containing rollerder by equipment was stolen at 3715 Winston Ave., Jan. 28. A vehicle was stolen at Scott St., Jan. 25.

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Tom and Pam Schneider of Alexandria, KY announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Schneider to Ryan Alford the son of Scott and Deborah Alford. Ashley is a cosmetologist at Susan’s Salon & Spa. Ryan is a Project Coordinator at Cincinnati Bell. Both are graduates of Campbell County High School. The Wedding is March 13th, 2010.




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Bravio Morales, 25, 1412 Holman, speeding 15 mph over the limit, no oeprators moped license, failure to produce insurance card at Highland Avenue at Wright's Point Drive, Jan. 12. Tonya M. Thompson, 34, 3913 Gilbert Avenue, theft by unlawful taking at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Jan. 21. Daniel R. Kerr, 19, 124 Basswood Circle, execution of bench warrant for fraudulent use of credit cards at 124 Basswood Circle, Jan. 21. Carla Michelle M. Phillips, 39, 850 Dudley Road, shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Jan. 12. David A. Simon, 47, 116 Indian Creek, assault domestic violence at Valley Plaza Parkway, Jan. 24. Jay R. Powers, 45, 7037 Long Street, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Madison Pike, Jan. 17. Daniel R. Kerr, 19, 124 Basswood Circle, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Basswood Circle, Jan. 23. Mary E. Smith, 27, 232 N Sycamore Street, theft of indentity of another without consent, execution of warrant for theft by unlawful taking at 303 Court Street, Jan. 28. Alisa M. Johnson, 19, 2224 Busse, shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Jan. 9. Mark A. Powers, 52, 3514 Bullittsville Road, robbery, robbery, fleeing or evading police, speeding 26 mph over the limit, reckless driving, failure to maintain liability/cargo insurance at 1750 Dixie Highway, Jan. 16. Justin W. Mains, 23, 2303 Madison Ave, rear license not illuminated, display of illegal/altered registration plate, failure to produce insurance card, operating on suspended/revoked license at Madison Pike, Jan. 5. Alisa A. Meiman, 30, 775 Sherry Drive, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Kentucky Drive and Highland Avenue, Jan. 6. Randall O. Hudson, 52, 2039 Madison Avenue no. 1, careless driving, operating on suspended/revoked license, failure to produce insurance card, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in motor vehicle at Pike Street at 12th Street, Jan. 12. Melvin C. Delaney, 50, 8122 Diane Lane, improper registration plate, operating on suspended/revoked license at E Henry Clay Avenue at Basswood Circle, Jan. 13. Misty M. Turner, 34, 523 Watkins Street, shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Jan. 8. Danny D. Calhoun, 26, 7 West Charlton Street Apt. 203, no operator's moped license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, disregarding stop sign at E/B Kyles Lane at Highland/Old Kyles, Jan. 8. Bryan N. Lane, 22, 3750 Dixie Highway, execution of bench warrant for speeding over the limit at Park at Hazelwood, Jan. 14. George P. Huebner, 20, 3455 Ridgewood Drive, operating on suspended/revoked license, failure to produce insurance card at Park at Hazelwood, Jan. 14. Dana L. Miller, 30, 1309 Russell Street, no tail lamps, no operator's moped license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance at E/B Highland Pike at Madison Pike, Jan. 22. Paula J. Pedoto, 35, 232 North Sycamore Street, execution of warrant for violation unknown at 1945 Dixie Highway, Jan. 28. Brett A. Baker, 41, 1053 Oakgrove Court no. 3, shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Jan. 5. Amanda R. Johnson, 27, 126 West 34Th Street Apt 2, shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Jan. 9. Brandy N. Covey, 22, 420 General Drive, shoplifting, possession of marijuana at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Jan. 16. Joseph G. Young, 31, 1452 Verdale Drive, leaving scene of accident failure to render aid or assitance, dui alcohol at Sleepy Hollow Road, Jan. 22. Noel Gonzalez, 44, Unknown, assault domestic violence at 1261 Pike Street , Jan. 30. Lisa Paden-Robb, 27, 230 Main Street, shoplifting at Valley Plaza Parkway, Jan. 12. Kelley L. Stidham, 20, 3220 Ryans Way Lot 123, shoplifting at 3450

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DEATHS Margaret Burns

Margaret “Peggy” R. Burns, 89, Union, died Feb. 4, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a cafeteria manager for New Haven School, founder and emergency medical technician for the Union Rescue Squad. Survivors include her sons, R.W. “Buzz” Burns Jr. of Florence, Terry Burns of Erlanger and Jamie Burns of Florence; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: any local Humane Society.

Silvina Cervantes

Silvina Guadalupe Cervantes, three months, Independence, died Jan. 31, 2010, at her home. Her maternal grandfather, James Chisenhall, died previously. Survivors include her mother, Tacita Aker of Independence; father, Jose Cervantes of Erlanger; sisters, Kylia and Michaela Luques of Independence; maternal grandmother, Patricia Chisenhall of Erlanger; paternal grandparents, Silvina Rob-

He was an accounting clerk for Procter & Gamble and an Army veteran during peace time. Survivors include his wife, Jane Zalla Harmeling; sons, Kevin Lowry of Independence and Scott Harmeling of Covington; daughters, Denice Mayhaus, Debbie Meiners and Roxanne Pounds, all of Cincinnati, Beth Armstrong of Independence, Alison Horne of Portland, Ore., and Amy Bannon of Simsbury, Conn.; brother, Don Harmeling of Taylor Mill; sisters, Diane Rogers of Villa Hills and Rita Morris of Erlanger; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Middendorf Funeral Home, Fort Wright, handled the arrangements. Memorials: The ALS Association, Kentucky Chapter, 2807 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017.

ledo and Jose Cervantes, both of Mexico. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, Erlanger, handled the arrangements. Memorials: any Fifth Third Bank, c/o Clarissa Chisenhall for Silvina Cervantes.

Chester Girdler

Chester Girdler, 81, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Ludlow, died Jan. 29, 2010, in Austin. He was a mechanical engineer with Sky Chefs, a World War II Army Air Corps and military police veteran. Survivors include his nieces, Sherry Girdler of Ludlow, Donna Ford and Dawn Girdler, both of Independence; and nephews, Carl Girdler Jr. of Erlanger, Bruce Girdler of Bloomingdale, Ind. and Steve Girdler of Independence. Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, Ludlow, handled the arrangements.

John O’Brien

John “Jack” E. O’Brien, 90, Fort Mitchell, died Feb. 2, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was co-owner of Cox Machinery Co. Inc, Erlanger, belonged to the Standard Club in Covington and was a World War II

Paul Harmeling

Paul G. Harmeling, 72, Perry Park, died Feb. 1, 2010, at his home.

Army veteran assigned the Purple Heart. Survivors include his wife, Margaret O’Brien; daughters, Kathy Ashcraft of Erlanger, Karen Gibson of Edgewood, Barbara Zerhusen of Erlanger, “Bebe” Mary Lu Smith of Fort Mitchell and Peggy Jackson of Independence; sons, John O’Brien Jr. of Florence, Dan O’Brien of Fort Mitchell; brother, Robert O’Brien of Villa Hills; 22 grandchildren and over 20 great-grandchildren Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Linda Sue Pace

Linda Sue Marksberry Stewart Pace, 59, Dry Ridge, died Feb. 1, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a former office manager for Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Homes and a member of Vine Run Baptist Church in Dry Ridge. Survivors include her husband, Dennis Edward Pace of Dry Ridge; daughter, Chris Stewart of London, Ohio; sons, Boyd Stewart Jr. of

Elida, Ohio and Ernest Stewart of Glen Burdie, Md.; stepdaughter, Denise Lahni of Delhi; stepsons, Dale Pace of Delhi, Ohio and David Pace of Independence; mother and stepfather, Bernice and Gerald Grigson of Hebron; sisters, Rhonda Pelfrey of Jacksonville, Fla. and Vickie Brown of Lawton, Okla.; brothers, Clifford Marksberry Jr. of Verona, James Marksberry of Rabbit Hash and Dallas Marksberry of Glencoe; stepsisters, Karen Grigson and Lisa Garnett of Erlanger; stepbrother, Jeff Grigson of Hebron; 13 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Burial was in Glencoe Cemetery. Memorials: Vine Run Baptist Church, 8805 Warsaw Road, Dry Ridge, KY 4103-5171.

Bernard Turner

Bernard “Benny” Turner, 78, Florence, died Jan. 30, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a sheet metal welder for Skilcraft and member of Constance Christian Church. His wife, Ellie Cummins Turner, died in 2000. Survivors include his daughters, Sandy Turner of Fort Mitchell, Kathy

Freyler of Erlanger, Jerrie Clayton of Burlington, Mary Smith of Covington; sons, Richard Turner of West Chester, Craig Cummins of Burlington; 20 grandchildren and 24 greatgrandchildren. The body was donated to MedCure of Portland, Ore. Memorials: Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital, 5940 Merchants, Florence KY, 41042.

Helen Waits

Helen M. Waits, 77, Elsmere, died Feb. 1, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She worked for ElBee Shoes and was a member of the First Church of Christ in Burlington. Survivors include her daughters, Linda Lilly of Independence and Jacqueline Smith of Union; sons, Larry Roe of Morning View, Jerry Roe of Glencoe, and Barry Roe of Burlington; brother, Bill Waits of Shelbyville; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Linnemann Funeral Home of Erlanger handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

POLICE REPORTS Police reports | From B6 Valley Plaza Parkway, Jan. 13. Robert A. Higgins Jr., 33, 1540 Clovenook Drive, shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Jan. 19. Gail L. Nussbaum, 24, 3149 Clifford Avenue, speeding 11 mph over limit, operating on suspended/revoked license, no registration plates, execution of bench warrant for contempt of court/libel at Kyles Lane, Jan. 10. Michael E. Becker, 33, 921 Highland Ave Apt 17, execution of bench warrant for probation violation at Kyles Lane, Jan. 11. David R. Reeves, 27, 1209 Holman Avenue, execution of bench warrant for failure to appear at I 75 N on ramp from Kyles, Jan. 11. Stephanie L. Ridner, 27, 6009 Laurel Road, shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Jan. 12.

Harassing communications

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Reported at 498 Orphanage Road, Jan. 28.

Reported at 15 Lake Street, Jan. 2. Reported at 215 McCrae Lane, Jan. 4. Reported at 1985 Dixie Highway, Jan. 7. Reported at 18 Barbara Circle, Jan. 18.


Reported at 1826 Dixie Highway, Jan. 9.


Reported at 2001 Dixie Highway, Jan. 7. Reported at 1750 Dixie Highway, Jan. 16. Reported at 1730 Dixie Highway, Jan. 16.

Criminal mischief

Reported at 124 Basswood Circle, Jan. 1.

Criminal possession of a forged instrument


Reported at 1701 Dixie Highway, Jan. 21.

Reported at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Jan. 8. Reported at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Jan. 9. Reported at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Jan. 12. Reported at 3450 Valley Plaza Park-

Death investigation

Reported at 18 Barbara Circle, Jan. 7. Reported at 1423 sleepy hollow road, Jan. 31.





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