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Last year Mary Ann Fedders of Florence came to see the Vietnam Moving Wall because a brother of a friend, Michael Bach of Cincinnati, had died in the war. Fedders said she came for “closure for me after all these years.” A Nov. 13 ceremony will honor Vietnam veterans at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. AMANDA HENSLEY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Students honor U.S. past, future Summit View elementary and middle schools chose to observe Veterans Day a little early. "We want (veterans) to know we think Veterans Day is a big deal," said Vice Principal Lesley Smith. Schools, A5

Promoting arts in school A new collaboration with eight high schools from the Diocese of Covington will promote and empower drama and arts departments.The Diocesan Arts Project, as it’s been dubbed, will strive to support all the schools in terms of keeping down costs while building up the quality of all the productions. High schools currently involved include Newport Central Catholic, Bishop Brossart, St. Henry, Notre Dame Academy, Holy Cross, St. Patrick, Villa Madonna and Covington Catholic. Schools, A5

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Students earn free college credit By Libby Cunningham

ERLANGER — Students at Lloyd Memorial High School can receive free college credits, as long as they make the grade. This year, 22 students at the high school will complete college courses, and if they get an A or B in the course, they won’t have to pay a cent for this portion of their college education. “We have students who will finish with 19 college credit hours,” said guidance counselor Chris Reeves. “That doesn’t include what they have earned on a couple of A.P. (Advanced Placement) exams.” In the past four years, the

dual enrollment program has saved Erlanger-Elsmere Schools parents a hefty chunk of change. According to statistics gathered by the district, parents will save $106,392 on college costs, provided their children receive a grade of B or better. To sign up, students need to have scored 20 or better on the ACT, be in their senior year and have a GPA of 3.25 or higher, Reeves said. This year, students involved will take 110 courses and could earn up to 341 credit hours, all in the comfort of the walls of the high school. “We have a classroom basically, that is set aside for college classes,” Reeves said. “And they

have class from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Basically that covers our first two periods.” The program, which is through Northern Kentucky University, offers students the opportunity to take College Writing, Introduction to Speech, Art Appreciation, American Politics, College Pre-Calculus and College Algebra classes. Each class, except College Algebra, is worth three credit hours, Reeves said; College Algebra is worth four credit hours. Most institutions accept the credits, too. “It’s always up to the receiving institution, but we are having very good luck with these

Milestones boosts riders’ confidence By Patricia A. Scheyer Contributor

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Equestrian Achievement Center is a not-for-profit therapeutic horseback riding program for individuals with disabilities, and it is not limited to children or adults. Thirteen years ago, Mary Lunn, started the program at a site in Campbell County, but moved to its present location on Riggs Road in the hills of Kenton County where they have 44 acres and a giant barn to accommodate 17 horses. “I have been an occupational therapist for years, and when my husband, Greg, decided he wanted to raise horses, we came to the conclusion that we could combine the two careers,” said Lunn. “We started with Icelandic horses, and now 11 of our 17 horses are that breed. They are hardy, and can be outside 24/7 because their coats are so thick.” Many of the students at the center started when they were children, but are older now, and still reap the benefits of the partnership with the horses. “We teach classes for 45 minutes in the evenings on Tuesday through Thursday and mornings on Friday and Saturdays,” said Lunn. “We have five six-week programs every year.” Some of the benefits listed as physiological and behavioral are that the lessons teach trust through the rider and horse bond, problem solving, an increase in self confidence and self discipline, patience, enhanced decision making skills, increased ability to focus and stay on task, increased self esteem and pride, and a sense of accomplishment. “I think the biggest difference I see is in language,” said Lunn.

classes being accepted at other places,” Reeves said. Although Torey Duncan, a senior, has not chosen which university she will attend to study zoology next fall, she said the courses have helped her prepare for higher education. “I think it is helping a lot because I know what to expect when I go into college,” she said. The biggest difference between college and high school classes, she said, is the level of participation. “It was easier in some aspects,” she said. “With more free writing, based more on my opinion, based more than a document they require you to fill out.”

Milestones owner Mary Lunn walks with Atticus Corwin. Sue Brungs is on the other side. PATRICIA A. SCHEYER FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER “We have them say ‘Walk On’ to make the horse go, and they do it proudly. Also, the students are very motivated, because these are people who don’t have much control over their lives, and when they get on the horse, they can make it go, or stop – they have control, and they like that.” The horses are specially trained to make them virtually unflappable, conditioned to lights and noises, sudden movements and people all around them. “Horses are a flight animal,” said trainer Natalie Hall, who has been with Milestones several years. “Some of our riders require two side walkers as well as one to lead the horse, and generally horses don’t like to feel hemmed in. Our horses are conditioned to not react.” Lunn says they have many volunteers and they are the backbone of the organization. Sue Brungs, from Western Hills, comes over for two hours a week, and her main job is a respiratory therapist. “I love horses and I love kids,” she said. “It is a very good fit for

me. And yes, it is rewarding to see the changes in the students.” Sixteen-year-old Erin Koke of Cold Springs, who has cerebral palsy, says riding the horses is fun, but therapy is hard. She has been taking classes for 10 years and enjoys picking up on the different personalities of the horses. Her mom is very pleased with her progress. “Erin comes one time a week, and this is her thing,” said Sheila, Erin’s mom. “She has never fallen off, although she has come close. It is a great thing for her, and she loves it. This is a very nice place that does good things for people.” Cheryl Bell has been bringing her son Patrick, who has been diagnosed with autism, to Milestones for almost six years and thinks this is an important program. “We felt it was a good experience for Patrick, and it helps with his social skills,” said Bell. “He likes it, too, he’ll talk and he usually doesn’t. He communicates and relates to the horse, and it brings him out of his shell. It is good for him.”

ERLANGER — Since September United Ministries has been preparing for Nov. 12. Ruth Ann Sturgis has been building baskets, 215 so far, to sell at the United Ministries Christmas Open House and Bazaar. “I started about the second week of September,” Sturgis explained. “But we stay here pretty much Monday through Saturday, six hours a day.” She is filling the basket with donations and trinkets, like teas and coffees and even tickets to Cincinnati Reds games. “They go from $5 up to $60, but I may have one more than that,” she said. The proceeds from the baskets will go on to benefit United Ministries and projects such as the food pantry. There has been a bazaar for the past seven years at the ministry, said United Ministries’ executive director Rebecca Ewing. “There are baskets for children, baskets for sports fans, fishermen, golfers, mothers, teachers,” she said. “Some of them have a religious theme or baking theme or someone who enjoys baking. A theme for something for everyone you know.” The event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at United Ministries, located at 535 Graves Ave. Erlanger. United Ministries serves individuals and families in southern Kenton County and Boone County. For more about your community, visit

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Direction 2030 seeks Kenton Co. voices Oct. 26 was an evening of surprises at the first public forum meeting for Kenton County’s new comprehensive planning process, Direction 2030: Your Voice, Your Choice. About 60 enthusiastic residents attended the meeting to learn about recent demographic trends

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few guarantees of life,” he said. “What we as citizens need to do is help shape the change so it benefits the community’s overall quality of life. That’s what Direction 2030 is all about… reaching out and engaging citizens on how to shape the inevitable change that’s coming.” Many people in the community are evidently hearing that message. Concerned residents showed up to contribute to the process at the first meeting, including a large number of members of the Northern Kentucky Tea Party, who have in the past been outspoken opponents of NKAPC. They attended the presentations, and participated in the small group discussions, sharing ideas about the future of Kenton County. “Even though members of this group had expressed opposition to NKAPC in the past, I think it was great that we had a public forum in which they could express their views to NKAPC. After all, the whole purpose of this exercise is to listen to all points of view,” said Jay Fossett, former city manager of Covington. “I was happy to see them join us at the table to accomplish this important work and help us move forward in a constructive manner to sup-


Kenton County residents watch a presentation at the first Direction 2030 public forum on Oct. 26. Upcoming forums are scheduled on Nov. 17, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 PROVIDED port this long-range planning process.” Many issues were discussed at the meeting, including the addition of parks and other green space; improving traffic conditions; making our communities smaller and more walkable; adding more public transportation options; adding more walking, cycling, running and horseback trails; improving access to education; using social media to bring communities together; and many other topics. Keypad devices were used to get input from attendees followed by a small group discussion. Information and results are posted on the Direction 2030 project website at Notably absent at the meeting however, were members of Generation X who were born between 1965 and 1980 and the Millennial generation, those younger generation residents who were born after about 1980. “We’d really like to hear from these

younger citizens,” commented Shayna Crowley, a member of Legacy, the young professionals group that is a part of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. “People in these generations are the ones who are raising new families and growing the county. Their input is critical in creating a viable long-range plan for the county and making it a better place for them and their families,” added Sharmili Reddy, NKAPC senior planner. A second round of meetings – scheduled for January through March 2012 – will include a brief overview of generational preferences from the first meetings. In addition, information regarding these needs and how the county can address them will also be discussed and attendees will work on prioritization of the issues identified. A third round of meetings – scheduled for April through June 2012 – will include an overview of community needs and prioriti-

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zation from the earlier meetings and a discussion about goals needed to achieve this vision. In the July-August 2012 timeframe, a capstone meeting will be held to discuss the final goals and objectives and present a countywide concept plan before the plan is sent to local legislative bodies for adoption. People who live and/or work in Kenton County can give their input by participating in these public meetings, and also by contributing to an online forum called Open City at http:// or by joining Direction 2030s online community on Facebook at The schedule of public meetings can be found online at

Emerge Kentucky class forming Emerge Kentucky, a nonprofit organization established in 2009 to recruit and train Democratic women to run for public office, is accepting applications for the 2012 candidatetraining program through Nov. 11. Up to 25 women will be selected to participate in the third class that begins in January 2012. “Have you ever thought about running for public office, but did not know where to begin? Emerge

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Kentucky is the program for you. We provide the tools, skills, and networking opportunities in order for you to succeed,” states Jennifer A. Moore, chair of Emerge Kentucky. “We also want to hear from those who may know a woman who should run for office. Recommend her today.” Emerge Kentucky offers Democratic women leaders the opportunity for top-notch political training and mentoring, giving women the skills and confidence to run effective and successful campaigns. Emerge Kentucky’s curriculum includes training in public speaking, fundraising, campaign strategy, field operations, labor and endorsements, networking, media skills, messaging, and ethics in politics. Participants complete sev-


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point in time with him and Affirmed." Cauthen's Triple Crown victory still reverberates in the memories of many local residents who knew him when he grew up in Walton. "We were at a horse show at the time, and everybody went crazy," said Warsaw resident Joe Kohsin, whose daughters went to school with Cauthen and who trains and boards horses. "They had it on the radio. Everybody knew him. He was in my 4-H club." Kohsin and others said Cauthen has done a lot for


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VERONA — The last jockey to win horse racing's Triple Crown told a crowd of people he was humbled as he looked at the sign for the road that will now bear his name. "I'm humbled and honored to get the signage up on a road I take my kids to school on, that I went to school on back in 1972," said Steve Cauthen at the dedication ceremony Friday for the naming of a six mile stretch of Ky. 14(VeronaMudlick Road) the Steve Cauthen Highway. "I used ride the bus on the same road." In 1978, Cauthen at the age of 18 rode Affirmed to victories in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, becoming the youngest and the last jockey to date to accomplish the feat. He was the Associated Press and Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year in 1977. Now six miles of Ky. 14 between the Verona interchange of Interstate 71 and an overpass in Walton off Interstate 75 will bear his name. Cauthen lives in Verona and will drive his road almost daily. "This is my home," Cauthen said. "I'm from here. We moved back here when I was 5 years old. I was literally raised here. As I said, I took the school bus on this road that is now named after me. It's neat." State Rep. Addia Wuchner, R-Florence, introduced the bill passed this year by the General Assembly to rename the road.

to name the road after Cauthen. She said the Walton-Verona area needed some visual commemoration of Cauthen. "I was a kid in California myself when he won the Triple Crown and I thought, 'You know, he's got to have a sign,'" Montoya said. "I just think he's more than a great jockey. He's a dad. You see him with his children. He means a lot to our community, and I thought a sign would be perfect to honor him. And I hope there'd be more to come. I'd love to see a bronze statute at some


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Officials attend judges college Circuit court judges serving Kenton County participated in the 2011 Kentucky Circuit Judges College that took place Oct. 9-12 in Frankfort. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s Circuit Court and Family Court judges. Kenton Circuit Court Judges Gregory Bartlett, Martin J. Sheehan and Patricia M. Summe and Family Court Judges Lisa Osborne Bushelman and Christopher J. Mehling attended the judges college. The judges received a case law update and attended sessions on domestic violence, digital evidence and investigation, social media’s effect on the courts, court interpreters, and Kentucky Drug Court. The college also offered a course on eWarrants, the electronic warrant management system that makes processing warrants more efficient for judges and law enforcement. “Technology is dramatically improv-

ing the way courts do business and this college devoted several sessions to its impact on the justice system,” said Circuit Court Judge Paul F. Isaacs, who serves Bourbon, Scott and Woodford counties and is the newly elected president of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Judges. “The Kentucky State Police demonstrated how they’re investigating crimes that people commit through computers and other electronic devices, several judges shared their experiences with social media and we received training on the eWarrants system. These courses were great opportunities to learn about digital advances that apply to the work of Circuit Court.” Circuit judges also participated in courses on foreclosure conciliation programs in Kentucky, search and seizure, and the implementation of House Bill 463. HB 463 took effect in June 2011 and is the most comprehensive overhaul of Ken-

FRANKFORT — Drug enforcement organizations and prosecutors are asking the Kentucky General Assembly to make pseudoephedrine – an over-the-counter drug needed to produce methamphetamine – available only by prescription in the commonwealth. Advocates say the change would ensure products like Sudafed that contain pseudoephedrine get into the right hands instead of being purchased for meth labs through loopholes in existing law. Current law requires that pseudoephedrine products be kept behind the counter, that identification be presented for purchase, that all purchases be logged, and that purchases be limited to 9 grams every 30 days. But the law is reportedly being circumvented by meth producers and helpers called “smurfers” who travel to different pharmacies and buy one or two boxes of product at a time to avoid the purchase limit. Commonwealth’s Attorney Jackie Steele, who serv9es Laurel and Knox counties, told the Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary Oct. 7 that smurfers are a real problem. The nine-gram limit “will stop one person from buying, but it doesn’t stop someone else from buying,” Steele said. Only two states, Oregon and Mississippi, have laws requiring a prescription to buy products containing pseudoephedrine. Officials in both states have reported significant drops in meth lab busts since their laws took effect in the past five years. Kentucky lawmakers considered legislation during the 2011 Regular Session that would have mandated a prescription for pseudoephedrine and other meth precursors, but the bill – Senate Bill 45 – did not pass into law. Legislation on the issue is expected to reappear during the 2012 Regular Session. Kentucky now has the fourth-largest number of meth labs incidents in the country, Steele said. The number of actual meth labs is much higher, he explained. In Laurel County, Steele said the discovery of 165 meth labs was counted as one incident because the labs were found in one location. Law enforcement organizations joined Steele before the committee in requesting that pseudoephedrine be available only by prescription since, they say, the current system is not working. “We need some type of legislation to help us do our job,” said Mark Burden of the Kentucky State Police. Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, D-Louisville, asked if any other compounds besides pseudoephedrine need to be controlled. Steele said the pseudoephedrine is the only drug absolutely required to make meth, without substitution. “I’m always (concerned) that something else can be turned into meth,” Marzian said. “They’re so inventive and resourceful.” Other lawmakers questioned whether a prescription requirement would be effective. Sen. Dan Seum, RLouisville, mentioned a report out of Oregon that said more than 80 percent of Oregon law enforcement called meth their area’s “greatest drug threat” after that state’s 2006 prescription requirement had been in effect for four years. “I guess my question is if we’re going to schedule a drug, does it actually … solve the problem,” said Seum. Steele clarified there are two different problems at play: drug abuse, and meth labs. Meth labs can be reduced with a prescription requirement because pseudoephedrine is required to make meth, he explained.

tucky’s penal code in more than 30 years. All three branches of government supported the legislation, which is designed to curb the cost of incarceration without compromising public safety. Circuit Court is the court of general jurisdiction that hears civil matters involving more than $5,000, capital offenses and felonies, divorces, adoptions, termination of parental rights, land dispute title cases and contested probate cases. Sessions specifically for Family Court judges covered the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, parental relocation, and child fatalities in Kentucky. The college also offered a course on handling cases involving children who have experienced traumatic events. Family Court is a division of Circuit Court and has primary jurisdiction in cases involving family issues, including divorces, adoption, child support, domestic violence and juvenile status offenses.



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Kindergartners Emma Wright, 5, and Connor Reynolds, 5, of Summit View Elementary, hold their hands over their hearts while they recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the Veterans Day celebration. PATRICIA A. SCHEYER FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Students honor U.S. past, future By Patricia A. Scheyer

Five-year-old Gracie Wolfe, a kindergartner at Summit View Elementary, sings the "Star Spangled Banner" during the Veterans Day celebration at the school Friday, Nov. 4. PATRICIA A.


TAYLOR MILL — Summit View Elementary School and Summit View Middle School chose to observe Veterans Day a little early on Friday, Nov. 4, with a combined assembly in the gym. Choruses from fourth, fifth and sixth grades sang the "Star Spangled Banner" and "It’s a Grand Old Flag" and the eighthgrade band played the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and other patriotic songs. The fifth-grade recorder group accompanied the student body in a version of "Yankee Doodle." “We have always had a Veterans Day program,” said Lesley Smith, Summit View vice principal. “This year we decided to hold ours with the middle school, and though it is a bigger undertaking, we think it will have a big-


ger impact on the students.” Capt. Rusty Mardis of the U.S. Air Force gave a small talk about the past, present and future of the Armed Forces and their sacrifices to defend the country. “I am very glad Summit View is taking the lead in honoring Veterans Day,” said Mardis. “It

is kind of a lost tradition, and they are keeping it new with a new generation." Students were encouraged to wear red, white and blue to school, and classes talked about Veterans Day. “We wanted to join the schools as an effort to become a campus,” said Smith. “I think it is a success, and the students will remember this because it is a bigger celebration. We want them to know, we think Veterans Day is a big deal, and here at Summit View, we honor the veterans.”

Kenton named champs for kids Hanners' Helpers – a Kenton County School District project – is the winner of 4C for Children's first Champions for Children: the Next Generation Award. This project trains and places 800 high school students to work one on one weekly with below grade level primary students to improve literacy skills or to mentor students identified as "at risk." Beverlee Collins, Sara Callahan and Tonya Brummer are the student leaders who help train and place 800 high schoolers in relationships with 800 primary students identified by their teachers as needing academic or

behavioral support. The goal of the Champions for Children: The Next Generation award, being presented for the first time this year, is to honor high school students in grades 912 who are taking action on behalf of the children of our community – or of our world. "We want to reinforce in the leaders of tomorrow the importance of investing in the children of today--especially those from birth to age 8," said 4C President/ CEO Sallie Westheimer. 4C for Children will recognize efforts at a Jan. 28 Champions for Children Gala at the Westin Cincinnati. The 2011 4C Champions

for Children are State Senator Eric Kearney, community volunteer Digi Schueler and Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America. A special presentation of the new youth award will also be made at the Jan. 28 gala. To be eligible for consideration, projects had to demonstrate the involvement of high school students and do one or more of the following: » empower and educate young children through direct service » provide leadership or raise awareness on an issue that impacts young children » improve the quality of life of young children.

A new collaboration with eight high schools from the Diocese of Covington will promote and empower drama and arts departments. The Diocesan Arts Project, as it’s been dubbed, will strive to support all the schools in terms of keeping down costs while building up the quality of all the productions. Through publications and various marketing strategies, the public will be informed of upcoming theatrical and artistic events throughout the Diocese of Covington. In addition, schools will share ideas, costumes, props, set pieces and many other vital elements to make all the productions better. “It has become a pet project for myself to see the arts get recognized, much like the athletics get recognized all the time,” said Newport Central Catholic Theater Director Kevan Brown, who initiated the project. “There are some extremely talented people in all of our shows who deserve some of this recognition as well. It would be great for people to see that the catholic schools in Northern Kentucky are strong in the arts, as well as athletics and academics.” High schools currently involved include Newport Central Catholic, Bishop Brossart, St. Henry, Notre Dame Academy, Holy Cross, St. Patrick, Villa Madonna and Covington Catholic. Jodie Meyn, English and drama teacher and director at Villa Madonna Academy High School, is excited about “sharing the best practices and physical resources that can enhance productions easily and efficiently.” “This will improve the arts program by allowing our students to realize that the small school experience doesn’t mean that we are alone. Directors who are working overtime and as an addition to a full class load will also be able to be more efficient with their time, their resources and their volunteers,” she said. “We are a diocese, and we need to use that as our common strength not just for resources but to give students the chance to see themselves within a bigger framework, as part of a bigger family. That’s what the arts are - big families that encourage growth, exploration and cooperation.” Students will also have an active role in the program. Cast members and other student volunteers will actively promote other schools’ productions by attending the performances and providing positive feedback to be published on the Internet and in local media publi-

cations. “For the students, it will be a great way to make new contacts,” Brown said. “They will also be able to learn new skills such as writing reviews and interviewing cast members. Above all though, it’s a great way for our schools to support each other in a non-competitive way. It seems that right now, aside from a few religious ceremonies, our students only are exposed to each other in an ‘us versus them’ setting. In this program, we are all on one team.” At the end of the year, the schools will hold a showcase of all the talent seen throughout the year. This event will include songs, scenes and art displays from all the schools. Details on dates, location and other specifics will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Initial funding is coming from St. Joseph Drama Club in Cold Spring, a live theater production group beginning its 35th year. Their donation will go towards the end of the year showcase, marketing materials and getting the initiative off the ground, Brown said. Opportunities for further funding and sponsorships are also available. For information on sponsorships and funding, contact Kevan Brown at “We believe in fostering the development of and supporting existing performing arts groups in Northern Kentucky at all levels: Grade school, middle school, high school, college and community theater,” Calhoun said. “This project is a conduit to additional groups, allowing us to further leverage our assets and hopefully benefit from collaborating with them in return. We see it as a type of stewardship, ‘paying it forward’ if you will. When St. Joe’s Drama Club was younger, we appreciated the guidance and assistance of veteran theater groups, now we want to do the same for others. This project is the perfect opportunity to do that, nothing like this has existed in the past.” Calhoun said theater groups and young people should have the best opportunities possible when they engage in a project. “Time and effort spent in development and rehearsal can be long and challenging,” he said. “Actors and artists don’t receive the recognition and applause until the end, and even then it’s only for a fraction of the total time they’ve invested. So, their efforts deserve the greatest chance for success that is possible. And hopefully they’ll repeat their success again in the future.”

Villa Hills author shares conclusions on the art, science of living Jagdish Bhatia, 70, a retired professor living in Villa Hills, says he’s lived a “vibrant” life – a life he wants to share with others. He lives out this desire through his new book “From Gujja (Pakistan) to Villa Hills (USA) Via Karnal (India): Autobiography of a Teacher: A Success Story.” “It’s an interesting story,” said friend Don Galli, who assisted Bhatia with typing his

memoir. “It’s his autobiography, he’s had an interesting and unusual life that I think people will enjoy reading about.” In his book Bhatia writes from his experience and draws the conclusion to a “sutra – rule for living life.” His journey began in 1940 in a village called Gujja in Pakistan. His family was uprooted from their home and started their journey to India because they were Hindu. They landed

in Karnal. Bhatia contracted smallpox and his father abandoned the family. Bhatia was isolated because of the contagious disease. “I was kept in a morgue for for 14 days,” he said. “No one believed that I would survive, and I survived. I would not be a normal person. My detractors were wrong.” Bhatia was able to rise above the scars due to his mother’s love and strength.

In the ‘70s he worked as a science professor and married his wife, Kiran. They have been married for 40 years. He arrived in the United States in March 1981. “From Gujja to Vila Hills has been the indescribable flight of principles of living right,” he said. His academic career was cut short due to Parkinson’s Disease. Bhatia, however, is still making his mark on the world –

still sharing his life with others. In retirement, his interests have moved from science of chemistry to the art and science of living. He’s also the author of “From Nowhere to Now Here” and a book published in Hindi whose title is translated as “I and My Value System.” His new book relates to living in spirituality. He describes his “experiments” with life and draws conclusions for the art and science of living.



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Secretary of State Elaine Walker has kicked the annual essay and slogan contest executed by her office up a notch for students who enter for 2012. Implemented by a law passed by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1988, the contest is designed to emphasize the importance of citizen participation, the influence of an informed electorate on elections and to offset the wane of civics education instruction at

the time in Kentucky schools. This year marks the addition of new modes of expression for students to use, expands ways technology may be employed and increases award money for essay winners. Besides judges with expertise in each category, the submissions will be up for popular vote via the Secretary of State’s website and YouTube. “Young Kentuckians presently in middle or high school have never known a world without the Internet and information technology,” Walker said. “Social

media have become standard communication tools for most students – as common as the telephone in generations past. For nearly 25 years, the contest entries have been standard writing. It’s time we integrate information technology and social media into contest disciplines and we’re asking students to demonstrate their creative thought process as they respond to the prompt,” she said. New disciplines under the “essay” include essay/ blog; video essay; slam poetry/dramatic reading presentation; and graphic/

art. The contest goal remains the same: to expand civic awareness among students in light voter trends in their demographic, which is about to become eligible to vote in local, state and national elections. Voter registration for people ages 18 to 24 remains high but numbers going to the polls by percentage is low. “Voting is an essential element of our democratic society,” Walker said. “In light of the new modes of expression, we are also adding an opportunity for the public to vote for their favorites via so-

Lloyd’s Luken participates in Drive to Stay Alive Lloyd Memorial High School student Joe Luken was among 33 students selected by Kentucky State Police to participate in the Drive to Stay Alive (DTSA) academy from Sept. 7-11 at the KSP Training Academy in Frankfort. The ‘Drive to Stay Alive’ program teaches students safe driving techniques by KSP instructors with hands-on road driving and classroom exercises, including the dangers of driving impaired, seat belt safety, and distracted and aggressive driving.

Afterwards, DTSA students are evaluated and scored on the safe driving programs they present in their respective schools and communities. The students with the most effective programs, resulting in increased seat belt usage, are eligible for scholarship funds. Their schools will be rewarded as well. Joe is the son of Tom and Linda Luken of Erlanger. For more information about the Drive To Stay Alive program, call the KSP Public Affairs Branch at 502-782-1780.

Lylod Memorial High School student Joe Luken receives his certificate from KSP Lt. David Jude. Joe is the son of Tom and Linda Luken of Erlanger. THANKS TO KATHY BURKHARDT

Menez earns a master’s degree Elizabeth Menez of Fort Mitchell graduated with distinction from Marietta College with a master of science in physician assistant studies. She was one of three graduates inducted into Pi Alpha, the National

Physician Assistant Honor Society. Elizabeth was elected president of the Marietta College Physicians Assistant Student Society (MCPASS) for the Class of 2011. She was awarded the Ohio Asso-

ciation of Physician Assistant Student Scholarship in 2010 and American Academy of Physician Assistant’s Foundation Scholarship in 2011. On July 28, she earned the credential Physician


Sometimes preparing for the big game involves more than just practice. Members of the sixth, seventh and eighth grade St. Henry School basketball teams participated in a service project early Oct. 22. The players teamed up to clean up the school and parish grounds. St. Henry School is preparing to host the 33rd Crusader Classic Basketball tournament starting in November. THANKS TO DANIEL DEJONCKHEERE

Assistant-Certified (PAC) designation. Elizabeth is the daughter of Mary Lou Blake of Crestview Hills and Joe Menez of Fort Mitchell and a 2003 graduate of Beechwood High School.


Will the real Issac Newton please stand up. Fifth-grade students at St. Henry dressed up like him during a breakfast where they presented ideas on each law of motion. THANKS TO KATHY VOELKER

cial media. We’re adding an ‘American Idol’ component so Kentuckians can vote on their favorite and be reminded by the work of winning students, how important it is to vote.” High school students in grades 9-12 are eligible to submit entries for the essay contest. Students in grades 6-8 may submit entries for the top three spots for the slogan contest. Rules, judging criteria, deadlines, the prompt and other information about the competition are online at or contact Patrick Keal at 502-564-3490 or Pat- Entries must either be postmarked or electronically submitted by 5 p.m. on Dec. 1. Monetary awards for best in each category for the essay contest are a $3,000 U.S. Savings Bond or $1,500 cash. The slogan contest has an award for first, second and third place overall. The first place winner receives a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond or $500 cash; second place winner gets a $600 savings bond or $300 and third place gets a $400 savings bond or $200 cash.

Report: Ky. college student debt on rise

More than half of Kentucky's 2010 class incurred debt to pay for college and the number of those who borrowed grew by 4 percentage points over the previous year. While 54 percent of students who graduated with four-year or more degrees had student debt in 2009, 58 percent did in 2010, according to data released Thursday by the Project on Student Debt. The average debt of graduates also grew slightly, from $19,112 to $19,375. Kentucky ranks 43rd for student loan debt among last year's graduates. The national average was $25,250, up from $24,000 in 2009. This uptick in debt comes at a time when the unemployment rate for new college graduates rose from 8.7 percent in 2009 to 9.1 percent in 2010, according to the report. "Some thought the jump would be even higher because of the economic downturn, but increased grant aid helped at least partially offset lower family incomes and higher tuitions," said report author Matthew Reed in a press release. The state with the highest average graduating debt was New Hampshire,

while Utah was lowest. The report does not include numbers for private for-profit colleges because so few of these schools provide the necessary data. The most recent available federal data show that nationally, 96 percent of graduates from for-profit fouryear colleges had loans, and they borrowed 45 percent more than graduates from other types of fouryear colleges. "How you borrow, not just how much you borrow, really matters," said Lauren Asher, president of the Institute for College Access & Success, the independent, nonprofit organization which sponsored the report. "If you have federal student loans, IncomeBased Repayment, unemployment deferment, and other options can help you manage your debt even in these tough times." "If you're just starting the college process, it's important to know that sticker prices don't say much about what college will really cost you," Asher said. There are tools to help students shop around, Asher said. Since Oct. 29, colleges are required to post "net price calculators" on their websites and can help students make smart decisions, she said.



NKU rallies to honor the fallen Nov. 11 HIGHLAND HEIGHTS —

Following the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, Northern Kentucky University has joined a nationwide grassroots effort to honor American service men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past decade. On Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, campus and community volunteers at more than 175 college and universities in all 50 states will read the names of the 6,200-plus casualties of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF), now called Operation New Dawn.

NKU will begin its Remembrance Day Roll Call reading starting a 6:30 a.m. from the University Center balcony. Doug Winford, president of NKU V.E.T.S., will provide opening remarks. “The reading of individual names is very poignant because it emphasizes the significance of each and every life lost,” he said. At 11:45 a.m., Bill Schwartz, former president of V.E.T.S., will lead the student veterans in a flag raising and wreath laying ceremony near Founders Hall. “Like the names inscribed at the 9-11 Memori-

al in New York, each of the fallen deserve to be remembered for their sacrifice,” he said. A veteran reception will be held at the University Center Otto Budig Theater following the ceremony. A uniform and memorabilia display will be presented by 2006 NKU alumnus Robert Snow. A remembrance slide show will highlight the names and faces of the fallen. Another video and slideshow showcasing V.E.T.S. will also be on display. Refreshments and hors d‘oeuvres will be provided. At 2 p.m. each campus across the nation partici-

pating in Remembrance Day National Roll Call will observe a minute of silence. From 2:15-4 p.m., there will be a military lecture in Budig Theater conducted by Dr. Francois LeRoy, executive director of the NKU International Education Center and associate professor of history, titled “Honoring Veterans in the States and Around the World.” LeRoy will reflect on the history of Veterans Day and how the United States and other countries honor their veterans. Anyone interested in pledging to commit to a reading of names may do so

at The reading of the names will take approximately eight hours. Dave Merriss, chairman of NKU’s Veteran Advocacy Committee, emphasized that the reading and other Veteran’s Day activities are in no way political. “We only want to rally the campus and community to send a powerful message to the troops currently serving that their peers and family have not forgotten their sacrifices, or those of the fallen,” he said. The Remembrance Day National Roll Call is sponsored nationally by the Veterans Knowledge Commu-

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Crusaders sweep cross country regionals By James Weber

ERLANGER — The St. Henry District High School girls cross country team didn't have the services of senior Ashley Svec, the 2010 Class 1A Region 4 champion. The Crusaders did have five seniors out of seven runners at the starting line Nov. 5, when the 2011 regional meet kicked off at Sherman Elementary School in Grant County. They knew they had to step up to deliver another regional title to the program. Veteran senior Lindsey Hinken stepped her way to a personal best 18 minutes, 39.55 seconds to win the individual championship. She won by 36 seconds and recorded the fastest time of any female in the three classes raced

that day at Sherman. More importantly, Hinken lifted St. Henry to a five-point win over Brossart in the team standings. St. Henry scored 55 points to 60 for Brossart. Villa Madonna was right there at 64 points in third place. “It was great weather, good competition,” Hinken said. “All the seniors knew that we had to perform our best. This is our last regionals ever. They've done an unbelievable job.” Freshman Sam Hentz finished fourth for St. Henry. Senior Jackie Gedney was 14th, senior Allysa Brady was 19th, junior Sydney Pitts 23rd, senior Kirsti Ryan 24th and senior Katie Mauntel 26th. The St. Henry boys team also relied on veterans to win the regional title with 35 points, a 47-

point win over second-place Newport Central Catholic. The Crusaders will go for their 10th straight team state championship this week. “We've been running tired a lot this year,” said head coach Ernie Brooks. “We train and train and a lot of times we race tired, but that's what we want to do, come into the regionals and state championships as good in shape as you can get.” Wolfer, a junior, won his first individual regional title in 16:15. Wolfer has won several races this fall as he has stepped up to become the top Crusader this year. “We just had to go out there, show the region what we got and prepare for state,” Wolfer said. “We're excited. We're confident, but we know there are a lot of

teams who are out there trying to catch us. We'll go out and do what we do best, run hard and try to win.” The other four Crusaders in the team score are seniors. Brendan Dooley was sixth, Cameron Rohmann seventh, Zach Haacke ninth and Nathan Mark 12th. Eighth-grader John Hannon was 15th a week after winning the middle school state championship. Senior Frank Bruni finished 19th. They'll look for a big finish and the 10-peat Saturday. The meet is Nov.12 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. “We've got to just go in and look at it as the next step,” Brooks said. “It just happens to be the final step. Go out, do our jobs and let the chips fall where they may.”

1A regional champ Lindsey Hinken runs the Nov. 5 race.

Seniors lead way for Lloyd runners By James Weber

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Kenton teams bring edge to playoffs The Holy Cross Indians (8-3) have found the edge that head coach Bruce Kozerski was looking for in his players all season. Quarterback Kyle Fuller turned in a nearly flawless performance, completing 7-of-9 passes for 193 yards and four touchdowns in a 68-0 win over Carroll County Nov. 4. Eric Walker caught four passes for 150 yards and two scores, as the Indians rolled up 527 yards of total offense. Kozerski was pleased to see his team play with swagger, starting with the 41-0 victory over Holmes in the regular season finale. “We crossed a threshold last week and started playing with attitude,” Kozerski said. “Not cockiness, but attitude.” The Indians face undefeated Owen County at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in the second round of the Class 2A playoffs. At this point in the season, the opponent and the opponent’s record is irrelevant. “We worry about fixing our-

selves,” Kozerski said. “If we do what we’re supposed to, things will take care of themselves. We want to do what we’ve been trained to do and if we do that, we shouldn’t feel any pressure.”

Lloyd 13, Walton-Verona 0

Lloyd (5-6) avenged a regularseason loss and notched a road playoff win in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs. After surrendering 42 points to the Bearcats Sept. 9, the Juggernauts defense showed how far it has come this season by pitching the shutout. “We’re always counting on our defense,” Lloyd head coach Josh Stratton said. “We missed 31 tackles the first time we played them. We changed some things up and put a few new wrinkles in on defense.” Quarterback Dexter Smith threw for 195 yards and two fourthquarter touchdowns. Mitchell Brooks and Quentin Nunn hauled

in the touchdowns for Lloyd, which faces Newport Central Catholic in the second round Nov. 11. The firstround win was a mild upset, but a win over the defending state champ would be a monumental surprise. “We’ve got a lot of momentum,” said Stratton. “NewCath is the standard in Class 2A. Our kids really get up to play them.”

Covington Catholic 38, Rowan County 7

The Colonels (9-2) struggled early, before dominating the second half. CovCath’s defense bent but did not break early, forcing three first half turnovers including two in the red zone. The offense finally got on track in the second half, as Gabe Gray rushed for the final two of his three scores. CovCath travels to Ashland Blazer (9-2) Nov. 11 for its Class 4A second-round game.

Lafayette 28, Dixie Heights 14

The Colonels played without starting quarterback Zeke Pike, serving his second different suspension of the season. Wide receiver Goose Cohorn moved behind center, but could not lead the undermanned Colonels to victory in Class 6A. Dixie Heights fell behind 28-0 at halftime. The Colonels finish the season 3-8. Franklin County 56, Scott 21 Senior Brandon Stamper scored on an 80-yard touchdown reception from sophomore quarterback Ben Osborne in the first quarter to keep the Eagles in the game. Undefeated Franklin County pulled away after that, taking a 49-7 lead into halftime of the Class 5A contest. Osborne and senior Ryan Sowder added late touchdown runs for Scott, which finishes the season 4-6.



The 2011 Northern Kentucky boys soccer all-region team is as follows: Offensive Player of the Year: Austin Juniet (NCC) Defensive Player of the Year: Chris Froschauer (Ryle) Coach of the Year: Jason Mott (Covington Catholic) Man of the Match: Evan O’Hara (Boone) Ed Lett Award: Conner Referee of the Year: Tim Perry First Team All Region Forwards: Austin Juniet (NCC), Tucker Beerman (Highlands).

Midfielders: Sam Lewis (Highlands), Evan Talkers (Covington Catholic), Jonathan Rolfsen (St. Henry), Nick Weber (Covington Catholic). Defenders: Rob Poehlman (Ryle),Quinn Read (Holy Cross), Allen Gripshover (St. Henry), Keaton Holbrook (Campbell). Keeper: Chris Froschauer (Ryle) Second Team All Region Forwards: Tyrus Sciarra (Ryle), Sean Cooney (Covington Catholic). Midfielders: Evan O’Hara (Boone) Robbie Kippler (Cooper), Aven Harper (Pendleton County), Jared Wagner (Scott). Defenders: Evan Valentine (Boone), Sam Mullen (Covington Catholic), Eli Dalton (Simon Ken-

ton), Jared Anderson (Brossart). Keeper: Shaun Cawley (St. Henry). Third Team All Region Forwards: Brett Evans (Brossart), Luke Treadway (Scott). Midfielders: JD Schmidt (Dixie), Jake Jennings (Brossart), Kenny Kurzendoerfer (Villa), Cole Willoughby (Ryle). Defenders: Graeham Heil (NCC), John Moran (Calvary), Garrett Mead (Ryle), Chris Garbig (Highlands). Keeper: Austin Cagle (SK). Honorable Mention All Region Forwards: Mason Lovelace (Campbell), Marius van Melle (Villa), Sergio Vancini (Holmes). Midfielders: Matt Melzer (Boone), Mitchell See (Ryle), An-

drew Svec (St. Henry), Trey Crone (Dixie), James Marston (Owen), Thomas Ortiz (Covington Latin). Defenders: Jake Fraiture (Conner), Sam Wilson (Brossart), Zack Brinkman (Pendleton), Greg Stacy (Conner). Keeper: Nathan Grosser (NCC), Collin Hartke (Gallatin).

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ERLANGER — Torey Duncan has won cross country championships before. Her last regional meetwasthebestfortheLloydMemorial High School senior, who led the Juggeranuts to the Class 2A, Region 4 championship Nov. 5 at Sherman Elementary School in Grant County. The Juggernauts were an underdog coming in but they “came to play,” as several parents put it during and after the race. Lloyd scored 35 points to beat Highlands by seven. “We've been practicing a lot, and it really came together today,” Duncan said. Duncan,whowontheindividual title last year, was thrilled with her second-place finish to help the team cause. Lloyd won its third team title in four years after finishing second last year. “It was a huge day for us,” said head coach Erin Pifer. “We were notexpectedtocomeoutandwinit, but the girls wanted it bad, and it showed. They left it all out on the course and I'm proud of them, both boys and girls.” Sister Sarah Duncan finished fourth. Eighth-grader Micaela Marshall had one of her best performances, finishing sixth. Danielle Hyman finished 12th, Courtney Davis 14th, Dayana Gutierrez 15th and Amanda Rogers 21st. The Lloyd boys team finished fifth in 2A to gain a team berth at state. Senior Alex Henn finished second individually. “It was good race conditions, good competiton,” Henn said. “It was nice to get the whole team to state. We worked very hard for it and we're proud of what we did. This year it was a lot of younger guys and I'm glad they got to go to state.” Camron Musk was fifth to win an individual medal. Addison Bosley was 41st, Nick Disbio 46th and John Dashner 50th. Pifer said her senior leaders Duncan and Henn played a big role Saturday. “Torey has run since sixth grade and probably before that,” Pifer said. “She definitely has the fire in her. She leads by example, bothintheclassroomandout.Alex, you couldn't ask for somebody more self-motivated. He gets the boys ready to go. He got the young guys under his wing and got them ready to play.” The state meet is Nov.12 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The 2A meet starts at 11:30 a.m.



NDA wins second state soccer title Notre Dame senior Chandler Clark, 3, celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Sacred Heart in the state championship game Nov. 5.

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statement as a team here,” Clark said. “It would have been nice to beat anyone, but they are such a great program.” After the 1-0 start, Notre Dame played well with the lead, allowing just one shot on goal. “That first goal was huge,” Raaker-McSorley said. “Our team changes dynamics when we score a goal, so it was huge to get a goal under our belts.” The team trusted its defense, with junior goalkeeper Olivia Voskuhl and the allsenior back line of Alex Lonnemann, Megan Miller,

Brandi Schwartz and Corinne Brown. The Pandas allowed just 15 goals all year, five during a 16-game winning streak to end the season. “This is the best team I've ever played with, especially my defenders. It's a great feeling,” Voskuhl said. “They're the reason why I have shutouts.” NDA scored an insurance goal with 11 minutes left, with senior Ellyn Abdelghany knocking in a rebound shot from close range for her 11th goal. “We knew we had to control our game from the start,

Brown, Clark, Miller, Scheben, Schwartz, Belle Leininger, Kaitlin McLeod, Lexie Nageleisen, Meghan Reed and Katie Whitehouse. “These seniors are special, both on and off the field,” the coach said. “They bring great character to our team.”

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PARK HILLS — They enjoyed playing with a lead all year. So when the Notre Dame Academy girls soccer team scored the first goal of the game in the state championship final, the Pandas let their emotions fly. The one goal was all they eventually needed as they beat Sacred Heart 2-0 to win their second state championship in team history Nov. 5 at Dunbar High School in Lexington. “It's awesome. I don't know whether to cry or laugh. It hasn't sunk in yet,” senior Chandler Clark said. Notre Dame head coach Sara Raaker-McSorley said, “I'm so happy for the girls. They deserve every bit of happiness; that's the best part of it all.” Clark, a senior, provided the winning goal 25 minutes into the game, going high in the air to head in a corner kick from senior Corinne Brown for her 21st goal of the season. Clark said about half her goals have come from corner kicks this year. “We've scored more on set pieces this year than we have in probably the past six years combined,” RaakerMcSorley said. “They just know how to connect.” It was the first goal for Notre Dame against the Valkyries in their last three meetings in the state tournament.Thatincludedthe2009 statefinal,inwhichninecurrent Pandas participated in. “Last year it really didn't affect us a lot, but this year we really felt it because we knewthiswasourlastopportunity to make our final

pressure them,” said senior Sydney Scheben, the team's leading scorer with 24 goals. “It was great to get on the board, but we knew we needed to get another one because we knew they would come out and play hard.” When the clock hit all zeroes, the Pandas rushed the field in jubilation and piled on each other. Nine of them were on the 2009 state runner-up team that lost to Sacred Heart in penalty kicks. Many of them saw NDA's first state title win in 2004 as youngsters. “It's great to end my senior year on a win,” Scheben said. “It's something I'll never forget.” The title was sweet for theheadcoach,whoheldand kissed her 2-month-old son Thomas Joseph as the team prepared to leave the stadium. Raaker-McSorley, who was head coach for the first state title, missed the first two weeks of this season after giving birth. She will miss her eight seniors, Abdelghany,

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Your input needed on our future Dear friends and neighbors, we need your help! The city of Independence is on the verge of a major first step in determining the direction of future growth and the landscape of our city. There will be a public meeting at Simon Kenton cafeteria at 7-9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14. The proposed changes are based on public input over the past several years. Please take the time to attend and let us know whether or not you agree with the direction. All too often city officials only get negative feedback from outside interests or a vocal minority that are opposed to change. This great city belongs to all of us. Let’s work toward making it what we want it to be. Many of you may not be aware, but a steering committee of your fellow residents and lo-

cal business people have spent the past 18 months working on updating the city’s zoning code. This effort is a direct result of Chris the 2007 Small Reinersman Area Study that COMMUNITY was adopted to RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST plan for our future. The study process heavily relied upon public input to determine what residents wanted to see. The primary theme of the responses was that we wanted to maintain that “rural feel” or “small town atmosphere,” while still offering a good selection of services. The study concluded the city has quite an asset with the historic downtown area, which should

be built upon. Some open spaces should be protected, while still allowing opportunity for development. It also concluded commercial development should be focused, rather than spread out “willy nilly.” Trying to encourage a viable downtown, vital commercial areas, and the population density to support it, while still preserving open spaces and walkability presents a challenge. In addition, the existing Independence zoning does not permit many of the recommended land uses. Through countless hours of hard work with professional planners, however, the steering committee has arrived at drafts of new zoning ordinances which will facilitate the goals of the plan in the heart of our city. Details can be found in ordinance drafts at (

in this area, but not doing this at the expense of the open spaces that are such a strong part of our rural feel. Single Family Conservation Development allows a developer to build the same number of lots/units in a development, while still maintaining substantial green/open spaces. This innovative style certainly isn’t for everyone (the zone applies to less than 1 percent of the city). It is, however, well suited for patio home, condominium and other types of development, which appeal to some of the fastest growing population segments (empty nesters, seniors, households without children). The point is, please come out on Monday and let us know how you feel. Chris Reinersman is a member of Independence City Council.

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What would happen if one day you could no longer work? How would you pay for fixed expenses? Would you tap into your life’s savings or rely on other family members? If you believe disability cannot happen to you, you may want to think again. In most cases you are considered disabled if: » You cannot do the same work that you did before. » Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year. » Social Security Administration decides that you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition. “Studies show that a 20year-old worker has a three in 10 chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age,” according to the Social Security Disability Planner, 2009. During your working years, you have a greater chance of becoming disabled than dying before age 65. With the advances in medical technology, people are living longer. So what would happen if you were not able to care for yourself or to

Thankful for public health Each day, more than 160 Northern Kentucky Health Department employees serve our communities. They inspect restaurants for food safety. They provide childhood immunizations. They investigate disease outbreaks. They work to make changes to combat obesity and lung cancer. They place dental sealants on children’s teeth to prevent cavities. They work behind the scenes, preparing for disasters or making sure the Health Department operates smoothly. It would take me a long time to describe all the services the health department provides to promote health, prevent diseases, death, and disability, and protect all of us from health hazards in the environment. Our staff is dedicated to this mission, even in the challenging times in which we live and work. Like many public organizations, the Health Department has experienced declining funding. At the same time, the need for the

organization/long-range-planning/studies/independence-zoning-code-update.aspx ) or at the city building. The zoning affects the downtown Courthouse Square area, the intersection of McCullum and New Ky. 17 and the areas to the north and south of McCullum Road. Despite this relatively small area, we really believe it can have a positive impact on the entire city. The proposed Courthouse Square ordinances promote “mom and pop” type businesses and public gathering places, while preserving the architectural styles that are reminiscent of older small towns. The “Gateway” area at New 17 and McCullum is intended for cohesive, mixed use development. Finally, the most challenging part was encouraging a core population to support local business

Health Department has increased, as local families also struggle with difficult economic times. The landLynne scape of public Saddler health itself is also shifting. COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST National health COLUMNIST care reform aims to refine the roles that public health plays in our community. We’ll be working more closely with existing partners and building relationships with new ones as we navigate new territory in improving the health of Northern Kentuckians. Even as all these changes are occurring, we continue to move forward with our goal of becoming nationally accredited. The public health accreditation system, launched in September, demonstrates the capacity of health departments to deliver all



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of the public health services essential for a healthy community. We would like to be one of the first in the nation to achieve this recognition. Monday, Nov. 21, is Public Health Thank You Day, and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, please join me in thanking our public health workers for the incredible work they do to improve our community’s health. Their commitment to service and to make a difference is an inspiration, reminding us that we are all linked together. To all 160 public health workers at the Health Department and those across the nation—a heartfelt thank you. If you would like to share how public health has impacted you in a positive way, please visit our Web site, On Nov. 21, follow @nkyhealth on Twitter for more thoughts on why public health is valuable. Lynne Saddler, MD, MPH is the District Director of Health for the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

provide for your loved ones due to a disability? Would you turn to savings accounts, credit cards, a second mortBob Beatrice gage, a family COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST member or COLUMNIST friend, or wait without income until Social Security Disability was approved? How long could you count on any of these to take care of your increased expenses, or provide for you family? Keep in mind; with the onset of a disability, expenses typically increase. Unless you are willing to roll the dice with your income, you may want to consider protecting your income through long-term disability insurance. Policies can be purchased on an individual basis or through an employer-sponsored plan. An individual policy tends to be more expensive, but can have a stronger contract, providing greater protection. With an individual policy you are also the owner

of the policy, paying the premiums with after tax dollars, so that in the event of a disability, the benefit is tax-free. A group disability policy sponsored by an employer can be employer-paid or voluntary, or employee-paid. Group policies are typically offered as a guarantee issue basis, meaning you do not have to medically qualify (unlike an individual policy). In addition, group disability policies are often not as strong, but are frequently the least expensive route to purchase disability policies. If the employer is paying for the premium of the long-term disability policy, the benefit is taxed. Keep in mind; it is better to have some coverage than none at all. The worst way to learn about long-term disability is after the fact, when you need it the most. To properly protect one of your most important assets, your income, takes proper planning and education. Knowing the facts about long-term disability is an important place to start. Bob Beatrice is a benefits consultant in Fort Mitchell.

Put ideology aside When I first served in Congress I would often sit on the floor of the House and listen carefully to members from both sides. I was trying to figure out the differences between the liberals and the conservatives, and to perceive how those differences could be narrowed or bridged. They broke over how to answer the overriding question of American government – the proper role of government – with liberals seeing an expansive role and conservatives a limited one. At the time, there was plenty of gray area where the two could find common ground. In general, conservatives want just a small role when it comes to taxes, the economy, and social welfare. But they are more supportive of an expansive national-security apparatus and an active government role in regulating such social issues as abortion and gay marriage. Liberals generally accept the flip side: They’d prefer a person with the disposition to improve and an ability to preserve. They

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Paul Kramer, right, and wife Sandie embrace while looking at the Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial displayed in fall 2010 in Florence. Kramer, of Fort Thomas, served in Vietnam 1969-1970. He said 11 of his fellow soldiers were killed in the war. NANCY

FORT MITCHELL — Forty years ago, life in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati moved at a rate that seemed slower, quieter. That’s how Bob Hebbeler, now of Anderson Township, remembers it. “You leave the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati areas at a somewhat peaceful time,” he said. “In an environment that was pretty much apple pie and Chevrolets.” He’s talking about when he left the area from June 1, 1969, to May 23, 1970. “And you go to Vietnam,” he starts, recalling the tumultuous shades of society in the 1960s and the changes that greeted him when he again stepped on U.S. soil. “And you come back, and instead of someone saying ‘Thank You’ they sort of want to ignore the fact that the war exists and that we even had soldiers,” he said. The avoidance, for Hebbeler and others, was disheartening. “With the cultural changes taking place and the negative feelings toward the Vietnam war and the Vietnam veterans, we experienced an emotional downer,” he said. “(It) added to the baggage of the


Last year Mary Ann Fedders of Florence came to see the Vietnam Moving Wall because a brother of a friend, Michael Bach of Cincinnati, had died in the war. Fedders said she came for “closure for me after all these years.” A Nov. 13 ceremony will honor Vietnam veterans at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. AMANDA HENSLEY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER physical and mental scars that we brought back with us.” These are soldiers who never had a homecoming parade, said Drew Vargo of Newport. But on Nov. 13, that will change, when Vargo, current president of the Vietnam Veterans of America’s Chapter 88 in Kenton County, along with Hebbeler will help honor veterans of the war they served in. “I don’t get excited about things like this normally,” Vargo said.

VIETNAM VETERANS DIED WITH HONOR To honor their memory, here is the list of servicemen from Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties who were killed in Vietnam. The list was provided by Kathleen Romero.

Campbell County Frank Leslie Adamson Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: June 24, 1965 Delmer Anderson Rank: LCPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Jan. 13, 1968 Michael Edward Ball Rank: CPL Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: April 17, 1971 Frederick E. Bauerle III Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: April 28, 1968 John Bertram Becker Rank: CPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Aug. 27, 1968 Robert Raymond Berning Rank: CPL Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: June 2, 1970 Patrick Earl Blagg Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: April 12, 1969 Robert Blaut Jr. Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Feb. 23. 1969 Charles Marshall Bradford Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Oct. 4, 1966 Kenneth Mark Bryant Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Dec. 25, 1968 John Edward Cottingham Rank: PVT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Sept. 23, 1969 John Charles Freppon Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Dec. 11, 1967 Thomas Jefferson Gabbard

The Veterans Day Program is sponsored by the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum, the city of Fort Wright and the city of Fort Mitchell. It will be hosted by Highland Cemetery, 2167 Dixie Highway in Fort Mitchell, next Sunday, Nov. 13. The hourlong ceremony begins at 2 p.m. near the Cemetery Chapel. “Honoring all veterans is important,” Vargo said. “I know that today the big concern is about the economy and jobs. But on the other hand, without a

Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Sept. 28, 1969 Clarence Hall Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Nov. 20, 1967 Dennis Lee Henry Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Aug. 24, 1969 Micky Ray Highlander Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Aug. 17, 1968 David Allen Jones Rank: CPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: May 1, 1968 Gary Stephen Jordan Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Feb. 24, 1967 Osborne Mattingly, Jr. Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: June 25, 1970 Donald Wayne Miller Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Dec. 4, 1967 Edward P. Moore Rank: SSGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty date: July 31, 1970 Patrick Oreilly Orr Rank: SSGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: April 29, 1971 Troy Everett Powell Rank: LCPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: May 2, 1969 Richard Barry Sams Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: March 11, 1967 Albert Francis Sayer Jr. Rank: CPT Service: U.S. Airforce Casualty Date: Sept. 8, 1967 Gary Lee Schneider Rank: SSGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: July 14, 1970 Robert Vincent Silbersack Rank: CPL Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: April 20, 1966 Edward Arthur Smith Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: June 17, 1967 Eugene Spencer

strong military you wouldn’t have a country.” On Sunday, Hebbeler will recall life in Vietnam. “In the past, I have represented the Vietnam veterans at the Highland Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremonies and was asked back again this year to say a few words to recognize and honor the men and women from Northern Kentucky who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War era,” he said. “And it is an honor for me to do so."

Rank: SSGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Oct. 31, 1968 Bobby Rece Sumpter Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Sept. 8, 1968 Charles Frederick Swope Rank: CPT Service: U.S. Air Force Casualty Date: Nov. 9, 1966 Jay C. Tipton Rank: LCPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Nov. 22, 1968

Kenton County Jeffrey Scott Aker Rank: HN Service: U.S. Navy Casualty Date: January 18, 1968 James Louis Ante Rank: 1LT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: September 3, 1967 Danny Lee Boone Rank: BM1 Service: U.S. Navy Casualty Date: May 19, 1968 William Jackson Brewer Jr. Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: May 14, 1970 John Francis Buescher Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: September 26, 1970 Donald Robert Duncan Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: November 24, 1960 Frank Bellew Dunford III Rank: SSGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: October 22, 1967 Michael Allen Dwyer Rank: CPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: April 18, 1968 Timothy Matthew Flammer Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: July 3, 1967 William Joseph Gallagher Rank: PFC

Bob Hebbeler, a Vietnam veteran, will speak at the Nov. 13 event to celebrate and commemorate those who have served. THANKS TO BOB HEBBELER

So to honor the military, Kathleen Romero of Fort Wright, who is chairperson of the event, invited The Sons of the American Rev-

Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: October 13, 1965 Donatus Josephe Geilen Rank: CPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: February 28, 1967 Philip Hammons Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: July 23, 1967 Gary Lee Hisle Rank: CPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: May 23, 1969 Samuel Green Hurry Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: February 2, 1968 Gary Wayne Litton Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: March 5, 1968 Thomas Lee Loschiavo Rank: LCPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: May 31, 1968 Robert Kenneth Lovelace Rank: CPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps. Casualty Date: February 9, 1966 Samuel Thomas Marshall Jr. Rank: LCPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps. Casualty Date: February 7, 1968 Ronald Lee McCollum Rank: SSGT Service: USA Casualty Date: Feb. 18, 1968 Raymond Bruce McKinney Rank: PFC Service: USA Casualty Date: Nov. 25, 2011 Guy Eckman McNay Jr. Rank: SP4 Service: USA Casualty Date: May 19, 1967 Joseph Wayne Miley Rank: SGT Service: USA Casualty Date: Feb. 8, 1971 Carl William Mueller Rank: SP4 Service: USA Casualty Date: Feb. 13, 1967 Clifford Lee Newberry Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Jan. 25 1969

olution to fly flags in remembrance. “My involvement is that I’m providing the color guard,” said Tom Giemier. The group aims to shed some light on the heroes who’ve helped keep the country safe, he said. “From the Revolutionary War to our veterans today that are in Iraq and Afghanistan, there’s been a steady stream of veterans who have always served their country in war and conflict after conflict,” he said. “I think days like Veterans Day are times we need to thank veterans for their service and commitment.”

Ronald Leo Niewahner Rank: SGT Service: USA Casualty Date: Dec. 13. 1968 Alex Walton O’Brien Rank: LTC Service: U.S. Air Force Casualty Date: Oct. 21, 1968 James Everett Pierce Rank: SN Service: U.S. Navy Casualty Date: Feb. 7, 1969 Louis R. Randall Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Sept. 25, 1966 Thomas Howard Restchulte Rank: LCPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Jan. 21, 1968 Hank Sally Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: July 20, 1969 Gary Allen Schoborg Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: April 21, 1970 Allen Morris Sharp Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Feb. 25, 1969 Louis Ray Soward Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Feb. 15, 1967 Everett Stratton Jr. Rank: LCPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Aug. 4, 1967 Steven Dale Tanner Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Feb. 19, 1969 James Louis Todtenbier Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: June 6, 1969 Nicolas Owen Wagman Rank: CPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Sept. 2, 1967 Chester Jones Wartman Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: May 11, 1969 Paul Henly Webb Rank: LCPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Jan. 7, 1968 Roderick Lee Weiss Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: July 24, 1967

Randall Edward Welch Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Oct. 18, 1968 Howard Ray Wilhoit, Jr. Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Nov. 23, 1968 Marion Louis Zipp Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Aug. 12, 1969

Boone County Edward Arnold Barlow Rank: SP5 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: May 11, 1969 John Robert Champlin Rank: SSGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: March 18, 1971 Charles Clinton Fleek Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: May 27, 1969 Arthur Theodore Kramer Jr. Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: May 4, 1968 Montague Lyons Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Marines Casualty Date: Dec. 6, 1967 John Wayne Malapelli Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Feb. 9, 1965 Gary Leslie Moore Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: March 12, 1969 James Russell O'Banion Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: April 8, 1969 George Columbus Roden Jr. Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Oct. 8, 1965 Harlan Secress Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Dec. 31, 1968 Marvin Gene Stephens Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Sept. 23, 1969


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, NOV. 10 Health / Wellness Runner’s Injury Clinic, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Edgewood Sports Medicine, 830 Thomas More Parkway, Receive assistance from local medical providers, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians and registered dietician. Free. Registration required. Presented by Bob Roncker's Running Spot. 859-301-6300; Edgewood.

Home & Garden Butterfly Gardens, 7-8:30 p.m., South Hills Civic Club, 10 Blue Grass Ave., Learn what to plant to attract lots of different kinds of butterflies to your backyard. With Dr. Thomas Barnes from the University of Kentucky, wildlife specialist and awardwinning author and photographer. Free. Presented by Dirty Hands Fort Wright Garden Club. 859-344-9753. Fort Wright.

Lectures Six@Six Lecture Series, 6 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Election 2012: Covering the Campaign. Liz Sidoti, national political editor for the Associated Press, provides insider view of the campaign, including how AP is covering it. $30 season pass, $6; free for students. 859-5721448; sixatsix. Covington.

vance. 859-431-2201; Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Friday Night Stand-Up, 8 p.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., With comedians Jack Wilson, Brian Knab, Christina Goderwis, Skeeter, Spark Tabor, Andelo Catanzaro, Dave Dilenger and Rob Wilfong. Half-price appetizers and drink specials. Happy hour 6-8 p.m. $5. 859-363-9848; Latonia. Phil Palisoul, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; Newport.

On Stage - Theater In the Next Room, of the Vibrator Play, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Scientist has invented a new device to treating "hysteria" in women: the vibrator. By Sarah Ruhl and Ed Cohen, director. Part of the Drama Studio Series. $16-$21. Presented by UC College-Conservatory of Music Drama. Through Nov. 20. 859957-1940; Covington.

SATURDAY, NOV. 12 Benefits

25 Years on the Silver Screen, 7-11 p.m., Triple Crown Country Club, 1 Triple Crown Blvd., Music by the Mix. Food, wine toss, pictures, raffles, auctions and voting on favorite desserts. Benefits Wood Hudson Cancer Research and Wilson Animal Shelter. Ages 18 and up. $60. Presented by The Yearlings. 513-706-8075; Union.

Taste of the World Wine and Beer Festival, 7:30-11 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Wine, beer and spirits from around the world and cuisine from top local restaurants. Door prizes and raffle available. Top Shelf includes limited access area on the aquarium’s second floor, featuring exclusive food and drink offerings, special seating and a view of downtown Cincinnati. Benefits Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. $125 Top Shelf access; $95, $85 advance, available online. Presented by Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 513-698-2457; Newport. ACUE Gala, 6-11 p.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Theme: Remembering Our Roots. Paul and Kathleen Michels, honorary chairs. Cocktails begin 6 p.m. Dinner begins 7 p.m. Sen. Richard L. "Dick"€ Roeding, emcee. Includes auctions, raffles and entertainment. Benefits The Alliance for Catholic Urban Education. Ages 21 and up. $75. Reservations required. Presented by The Alliance for Catholic Urban Education. 859-392-1584; Newport. Remove the Mask, 7-11 p.m., Radisson Hotel Covington, 668 W. Fifth St., Masquerade charity event. Brendan Keefe, anchor and investigative news reporter for Channel 9, emcee. Includes hors d’oeurves, drinks, buffet dinner, silent auction, dancing and entertainment. Dress: Masquerade costume or evening attire. Benefits Mental Health America of Southwest Ohio. $100 per couple, $75. Presented by Mental Health America of Southwest Ohio. 513-721-2910, ext. 10. Covington.

Dining Events

Clubs & Organizations

Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Newport Elks Lodge, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Serving fish, steak or shrimp. Beer and soft drinks also available. $5.50 and up. 859-4411273. Cold Spring.

Team In Training Informational Session, 10 a.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Recruiting for upcoming marathons. Meet past participants and coaches at short, laid-back session. Free. Presented by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training. 859-572-5033; Fort Thomas.

On Stage - Comedy Phil Palisoul, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Comedian. $15-$17. 859-957-2000; Newport.

Shopping Thrift Sale, 7 a.m.-noon, United Christian Volunteers of Elsmere, 15 Kenton St., Weekly thrift sale. Family friendly. 859-727-4417. Elsmere.

FRIDAY, NOV. 11 Auditions Xanadu, 6-8 p.m., Highlands High School, 2400 Memorial Parkway, Performing Arts Center. Roles: 5 female principals, 4 male principals, 6-10 ensemble roles. Bring 16 bars of ’80s pop/rock song that shows your range, short comedic monologue, sheet music or CD accompaniment (no a capella) and dress appropriately for short dance audition. Free. Register audition online at Click on Download/Links. Presented by Fort Thomas Community Theatre. 859-466-6560. Fort Thomas.


Music - Rock David Bazan, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. Doors open 8:30 p.m. With his acclaimed indie band Pedro the Lion. $15, $12 ad-

The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center will kick off its Series of Master Musicians with singer, songwriter, composer, performer and teacher Dr. Tim Lake, pictured, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. 859-430-0020.

Craft Shows

Church Mouse House Arts and Crafts Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., First Christian Church, 1031 Alexandria Pike, Handmade items by area artists and crafters, gifts, ornaments, decorations and more. Homemade soup and corn bread, hot dogs and barbecue, beverages and baked goods. Quilt silent auction. Free. 859-441-8658; Fort Thomas. Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Prince of Peace Catholic School, Covington, 625 W. Pike St., Crafters and vendors. Concession stand and bake sale benefits basketball teams. $2, free for children. Presented by Prince of Peace Catholic School. 859-628-8999. Covington.

Holiday - Veterans Day Salute to Veterans and Action Figure Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fort Thomas Community Center, 100 Cochrane Ave., World War II blank weapons demonstrations at noon and 2:30 p.m. Hundreds of action figure vendors and full-size uniforms, military vehicles and re-enactors from the Revoluntionary War through World War II. Avaiation art display, honor flight and more. Food from the 36th Infantry Field Kitchen available. Free; donations accepted. 859-781-1700; Fort Thomas.

Music - Classical Linton Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions, 10-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon, Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 2690 Dixie Highway, Children's chamber music series for preschoolers and their families. Free Graeter's cookies. Family friendly. $15 flexbook of four tickets, $5. Presented by Linton Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions. 513-3816868; Lakeside Park.

Music - Rock Jockey Club Reunion, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., $10 ages 21 and over; $13 ages 18-20. 859-431-2201. Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Phil Palisoul, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; Newport.

On Stage - Theater In the Next Room, of the Vibrator Play, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $16-$21. 859-9571940; Covington.

Runs/Walks Turkeyfoot Trot 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Barbara Church, 4042 Turkeyfoot Road, Includes long-sleeve shirt with preregistration. Kids Fun Run. After-race party with music, food and drink. Chip-timed. Prizes for winners. Bring nonperishable food item to feed to hungry of Northern Kentucky. Benefits Society of St. Vincent de Paul. $25, $20 advance. Registration required. 859-282-7405; Erlanger.

SUNDAY, NOV. 13 Auditions Xanadu, 6-8 p.m., Highlands High School, Free. Register audition online at Click on Download/Links. 859-466-6560. Fort Thomas.

Exercise Classes Wrestling Open Mats, 5-6:30 p.m., All Star Performance Training, 8419 U.S. 42, Designed for the committed wrestler, grades K-12, who want to reach full potential. Intense drilling and live wrestling to prepare you for your upcoming season. $6. Registration required. 859912-0764; Elsmere.

Holiday - Veterans Day Salute to Veterans and Action Figure Show, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. World War II blank weapons demonstrations at noon and 2:30 p.m., Fort Thomas Community Center, Free; donations accepted. 859-781-1700; http:// salute%20to%20veterans.html. Fort Thomas.

On Stage - Comedy Phil Palisoul, 7:30 p.m., Funny

The Fort Thomas Renaissance and Museum will present the fourth annual Salute to Veterans program Nov. 12 and Nov. 13. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; Newport.

On Stage - Theater In the Next Room, of the Vibrator Play, 3 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $16-$21. 859-957-1940; Covington.

Recreation Mommy & Me Time, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Star Lanes on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Unlimited bowling, shoe rental and soft drinks. Includes cheese pizza, popcorn and cartoons on end-of-lane screens. Reservations available in two-hour increments. $15 per child with same day purchase, $10 advance. 859-625-7250; Newport.

Sports-Registrations & Tryouts Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball Tryouts, 9 a.m.noon, Campbell County Middle School, 8000 Alexandria Pike, Girls ages 8-15. Family friendly. $25. Registration required, forms available online. Presented by Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball. 859-620-6520. Alexandria. Youth Bowling League Registration, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $85. Registration required. 859-760-7466. Union. Mens Basketball League Registration, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $325. Registration required. 859-760-7466. Union.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 15 Art Exhibits The Artist's Craft Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-957-1940; Covington.

Clubs & Organizations Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Become a confident, more effective speaker. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. 859-652-3348. Newport.

Community Dance Line Dancing, 7-9 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co.. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright.

Support Groups


Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, Free. 513-509-5066; Covington.

Twilight Saga Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., AMC Newport On The Levee 20, One Levee Way, Suite 4100, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." See the movies before premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1." View footage never seen before of Robert Pattinson, cast interviews and fottage of fan festivals over the years. $13.50; plus fees. Presented by Fathom Events. 859-261-6795; Newport.

MONDAY, NOV. 14 Clubs & Organizations Voice of Independence Toastmasters Club Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Open to area residents interested in improving speaking, listening and leadership skills in supportive environment. Free. Presented by Voice of Independence Toastmasters. 859-652-3348. Independence.

Dance Classes Square Dance Lessons, 7:459:45 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 859-4419155. Covington.

Health / Wellness Weight Loss Class, 6:30-7 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, $30 per month, $20 per month with three-month membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-802-

8965. Independence. Cold Spring.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16 Health / Wellness Weight Loss Class, 5:45-6:15 p.m., Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, $30 per month, $20 per month with three-month membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-8028965. Lakeside Park. Scoliosis/Posture Screening, 9 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Newport, 52 Carothers Road, Brief health questionnaire. Spinal and postural evaluation for scoliosis. Free. 859-291-2225. Newport. Fort Thomas.

Music - Concerts Tommy Castro Band, 8 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $20, $17 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions Inc.. 859-431-2201; Newport. Ron Pope, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter and musician. $13, $10 advance. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Music - Rock Artist in Residence, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Juney’s Lounge. Music by Revenge Pinata. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Schools Dayton Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Dayton Independent Schools, 200 Clay St., Presented by Dayton Independent School District. 859-491-6565. Dayton.

Support Groups Overeaters Anonymous, 10:30 a.m., Erlanger Christian Church, 27 Graves Ave., Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 513921-1922. Erlanger.

Literary - Story Times Preschool Story Time, 10-11 a.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Stand-up Comedy, 8:30 p.m., Beer Sellar, 301 Riverboat Row, Comedy featuring Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s best local comics and national acts seen on: NBC, HBO, FOX, Bob & Tom, BET, Comedy Central and WGN America. Hosted by Mike Gardner. Content rated R. Ages 21 and up. Music by DJ Alex Chinn Chilla 10 p.m. Free. 859431-6969. Newport.


The 20th annual Holiday Toy Trains display will open Saturday, Nov. 12, at Behringer-Crawford Museum. THANKS TO SARAH SIEGRIST



Honey roasted almonds make good holiday nibbler

Better than store bought honey roasted nuts Almonds, like all nuts, contain fiber and protein, plus a good amount of calcium. If you’d rather substitute walnuts (great source of Omega 3) or your favorite nut, go ahead.

2 cups whole almonds, skin left on and toasted

Making your own honey roasted almonds gives you a good "before the feast" snack. The almonds are also good in recipes. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD ¼ cup sugar or equivalent substitute ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons ea: honey and water 2 teaspoons Canola oil

Mix sugar and salt in large bowl and set aside. Stir together honey, water and oil in pan and bring to a boil. Immediately stir in nuts and continue to cook and stir until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Immediately transfer nuts to bowl with sugar/salt mixture and toss until evenly coated. Pour out onto sprayed cookie sheet. When cool, break up and store airtight at room temperature up to a month.

some chipotle pepper powder with the sugar/salt mixture. Or add some cinnamon for cinnamon nuts.

Overnight blueberry French toast

Doesn’t this sound good for those overnight holiday guests? It’s from Gracious Gifts cookbook put out by Sycamore Presbyterian Church. The book is well

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“Ow, bad pig!” I cried, jumping back as Sweet Pea, the 130-pound teacup pot belly pig nipped at me, grazing my right arm with a surprisingly sharp tooth. “Give her a shove,” her owner, Melissa Kelly of Fort Thomas called out, “Push her around! Don’t let her think that you’re afraid of her; show her whose boss!” Oh yeah, that’s me. Boss of a pig that only has 10 lbs. on me. I have trouble being Alpha enough to get Nosey,

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old and weighed just five pounds. “She had never been handled by humans before, so she was a bit wild,” Melissa said, “So, I kept her in a large dog cage with blankets on one end and a litter box with pine litter on the other side.” Sweet Pea immediately went “to the potty” in the litter box. It is instinctual with pigs to not eliminate where they sleep. Now that she is grown, she is trained to ask to be let out when she needs to go, just like a dog. Pigs require minimal

veterinary care. Their hooves grow just like human fingernails and it is difficult to trim them. Sweet Pea will not allow Melissa to do this, so it requires a house call from the veterinarian. Have you ever heard the expression about eating like a pig? There is a good reason for that. Pigs have huge appetites and will eat whatever is available. That can cause obesity and subsequent health problems. “Their diets have to be extremely limited,” Melissa counsels, “You have to stick to commercial pig food and veggies. Fruit is okay, but has to be in small amounts.” Sweet Pea, who was spayed at the age of 12 weeks, lives in the house with Melissa, along with her dogs Roxy, a Shar-Pei/

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Who: Ages 5-10 When: 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. Where: Erlanger Branch Library – 401 Kenton Lands Road. Hear stories about food and have a snack. Then make bread to bake at home. Register at events or 962-4003. Friends of KCPL Used Book Sale Who: Everyone When: Sunday, Nov. 6, through Saturday, Nov. 12. Where: Durr Branch Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Independence. Purchase nearly-new or used books, movies, music

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Poetry on the Loose Who: Everyone When: 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. Where: Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road. Poet and performer Peter Nevland will bring his wild, one-man show to the library. All ages are invited. Nail Polish Party Who: Teens When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. Where: Durr Branch Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Independence. Learn new manicure methods and play with nail

polish and manicure tools. Toy Terrariums Who: Teens When: 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21. Where: Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road. Create a terrarium home for an action figure. Supplies and figures provided or bring your own. Register at or call 962-4002. Latin American Cooking for the Holidays Who: Adults When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29. Where: Erlanger

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Lichtensteins recognized at third Ghoulish Gala The third annual Ghoulish Gala, hosted by The Advocates to benefit the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center (NKCAC), attracted nearly 400 guests to Receptions in Erlanger on Oct. 29, for the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The Advocates are the fundraising group for the NKCAC. The Ghoulish Gala recognized Dr. Philip and Barbara Lichtenstein of Columbia/Tusculum with presentation of the Charlene Erler Legacy Award, given annually for a significant contribution to the Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky (CFNKY), which provides administrative and operational support to NKCAC. Dr. Phil Lichtenstein has worked with the Children’s Advocacy Center since its beginnings in 1987 as the Community Pediat-

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'Frankly Speaking About Cancer’ comes to N. Ky. The topics and dates of upcoming workshops include: Frankly Speaking About Cancer Treatment: TakeControlofSideEffects with Medicine, Mind, and Body » Tuesday, Nov.15, 6:-8:30 p.m. » At Cancer Support Community in Ft Wright, 1717 Dixie Highway, Suite 160 , 859-331-5568 » Presented by Kathy Jennings, RN, MSN, OCN, Systems Director of Oncology Services at St Elizabeth Healthcare Today more than 10 million Americans are cancer

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survivors, many of whom regularly receive a range of cancer-related treatments. This workshop features ways to help manage the physical and psychological effects of cancer treatment. The program is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Amgen Inc. Frankly Speaking About Lung Cancer » Wednesday, Nov. 16, 68:30 p.m. » At Cancer Support Community in Blue Ash, 4918 Cooper Road, 513-7914060 » Presented by Apurva Mehta, MD This newly updated workshop will offer vital information about the most current lung cancer treatments, strategies for symptom/side effect management, and tools for survivorship. Lung cancer patients, friends, and family members are welcome to learn how to build a more proactive relationship with their health care team. The program is made possible through educational grants from AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly & Company, and GlaxoSmithKline Oncology. Frankly Speaking About Colorectal Cancer

» Wednesday, Nov. 16, 68:30 p.m. » At Cancer Support Community in Blue Ash, 4918 Cooper Road, 513-7914060 » Presented by Dr. Ian Paquette, attending surgeon atUCMedicalCenter,Christ Hospital and West Chester Hospital and medical social worker Bonnie Crawford, MSW, LCSW This workshop will address the most current colorectal treatments and symptom/side-effect management strategies, as well as the social and emotional challenges of the diagnosis and survivorship issues specific to people with colorectal cancer. Created by Cancer Support Community and Colorectal Cancer Coalition, the program is made possible through a charitable contribution from AstraZeneca. Frankly Speaking About Advanced Breast Cancer » Thursday, Dec.1, 6-8:30 p.m. » At St. Elizabeth Hospital’s Cancer Care Center, Room L, Crestview Hills » Presented by Manish Bhandari, MD medical oncologist from Cincinnati Heatology Oncology and medical social worker Bon-

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the local Home Instead Senior Care office. Christmas trees, which will go up in Walgreens at 606 Buttermilk Pike in Crescent Springs, Walgreens at 8193 Mall Road in Florence, and the Walmart Supercenter at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway in Fort Wright, on Nov. 22 through Dec. 12, will feature ornaments with the first names only of the seniors and their gift requests. There also will be a giftwrapping party that the public can attend on Dec. 15, at the Home Instead Senior Care office, 268 Main Street, Florence, starting at 9 a.m. Holiday shoppers can pick up an ornament, buy items on the list and return them unwrapped to the store, along with the ornament attached. “We hope holiday shoppers will open their hearts to those seniors who have given so much to make our community a better place,” Murphy said. For more information about the program, visit

with Ombudsman of Northern Kentucky, Walmart and Walgreens to provide gifts and companionship to seniors who otherwise might not receive either this holiday season. “Many older adults continue to struggle in a down economy, particularly those who live alone with no family nearby to help provide resources,” said Les Murphy, general manager of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. Seniors have faced a trying year amid the threat of Social Security payment delays as part of the debtceiling debate. What’s more, seniors have lost almost one-third (32 percent) of their buying power since 2000, according to the Annual Survey of Senior Costs from The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). That’s where Be a Santa to a Senior can help. Before the holiday season, the participating local nonprofit organizations will identify needy and isolated seniors and provide those names to

Be a Santa to a Senior, the campaign that has delivered 1.5 million gifts to needy seniors throughout North America during the past seven years, again is helping older adults cope in tough economic times. The area office of the Home Instead Senior Care network, the world’s largest provider of non-medical in-home care and companionship services for older adults, has partnered

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The U.S. is one of the richest nations in the world, but also faces a fast growing poverty and hunger crisis. According to recent statistics from, one in six people lives with “food insecurity,” which means they don’t always know where they will find their next meal. This far-reaching problem not only affects adults but also approximately 17.2 million of children under18, says the United States Department of Agriculture.

Urban Active is partnering with Cincinnati’s Freestore Foodbank, in an effort to help feed the less fortunate this Thanksgiving. Local residents who donate five non-perishable food items now through Nov. 23 will not only help feed an under-privileged family, but also receive either a 14-day free work-out pass for non-members, or a free personal training session, one free upgrade or tan, one small smoothie or a 14-day buddy pass for mem-

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State launches job-match system To make it easier for job seekers to search for career opportunities, the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training has launched a new jobmatch system. The new tool, provided at no cost, helps users create a professionally formatted resume highlighting transferable skills from life experiences and

work history, and forwards leads based on the database of thousands of current job listings to the job seeker daily via email. Customers who already have an electronic resume can upload it to the new system. The service matches people with jobs based on how specific job seekers’ skills, qualifications and

experiences fit into recognized patterns of placement and not simply based upon key word placement. It analyzes more than 70 data elements between each job seeker and each posting to ensure that matches are accurate and appropriate. Jobs can be searched by location, posting date, keywords

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Clark graduates from basic training Navy Seaman Charles E. Clark Jr., son of Delia Clark of Erlanger and Charles E. Clark Sr. of Dry Ridge, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great

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need to succeed in the fleet. Charles is a 2001 graduate of Dixie Heights High School and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in 2006.

Picnic for veterans

The 9th District Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW held a Hospitalized Veterans Picnic at the Ft. Thomas VA Hospital. The Auxiliaries include John R. Little in Southgate, Campbell Co. in Alexandra, Pohlmann-Linnemann in Park Hills, Kersten O'Day in Dayton, Marshall-Schildmeyer in Latonia and Falph Fulton in Elsmere. The ladies were joined by several VFW members as well. There were 151 gifts given to the veterans at Fort Thomas. Picnic food was served to the Nursing Home Floor 3, then they enjoyed bingo played free of charge with cash prizes. Shown: Marietta Knuehl, Sharon Beatsch, and Mary Ann Selbert serving on the Nursing Home Floor. PROVIDED



Tina Walz, 30, and Wiliam Curtis, 29, both of Cincinnati, issued Oct. 24. Katie Richerson, 27, and Raymond Southerland II, 25, both of Covington, issued Oct. 24. Glenda Stevens, 62, and James Foster, 71, both of Independence, issued Oct. 24. Stacy Gibbs, 36, of Newport and Billy Woodruff, 40, of Park Hills, issued Oct. 25.

Tina Severns, 47, and William Wainscott, 53, both of Covington, issued Oct. 25. Rachel Getzendanner, 26, and Michael Kozlowski, 27, both of Fischers, issued Oct. 27. Kara Clark, 32, and Wade Williams, 38, both of Florence, issued Oct. 27. Dorothy Thorpe, 43, and Arthur Baker, 63, both of Crescent Springs, issued Oct. 27.

Candice Saylor, 31, and Franklin Kirchheimer, 33, both of Florence, issued Oct. 27. Erin Berger, 30, and Justin Schalk, 25, both of Alexandria, issued Oct. 27. Sondra Wallace, 49, and Scott Hoeffer, 55, both of Maineville, issued Oct. 27. Ninta Martin, 27, and Paul Gariba, 34, both of Cincinnati, issued Oct. 31.



DEATHS Karen Adams Karen B. Adams, 51, of Erlanger, died Nov. 2, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a professional landscape architect for many years. Her grandparents, John and Rose Burskey, and John and Cristina Budinscak, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Emily Adams of Cincinnati; parents, Doris and John Budinscak, both of St. Clairsville, Ohio; and brother, John ‘Buck’ Budinscak Jr. of Wadsworth, Ohio. Interment of cremated remains will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Wheeling, W.Va.

Ronald Baker Ronald Gayle Baker, 76, of Waxahachie, Texas, formerly of Grant’s Lick, died Nov. 1, 2011, at his home. He was a deacon at The Avenue Baptist Church in Waxahachie, Texas, and retired from Consolidated Freightways after more than 20 years. He was the owner of R&S Auto Sales in Reagor Springs, Texas. He enjoyed attending church, Sunday school and barbecue competitions, camping, fishing, watching the Price is Right, telling silly jokes, making people smile and living life to its fullest. His sister, Margie Gray, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Baker; daughters, Vanessa Graham and Tanya Curtis, both of Reagor Springs, Texas, and Rhonda Orzali of Taylor Mill; son, Ronnie Baker of The Colony, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery.

Mary Bergman Mary Bergman, 89, of Edgewood, died Oct. 30, 2011. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in art and designed greeting cards for Gibson Greetings Inc. Survivors include her dear friends and cousins, Stewart Riche of Taylor Mill and Elizabeth Read of Fort Wright. Memorials: Blessed Sacrament Church, 2409 Dixie Hwy., Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Larry Bobbitt Larry Jean “L.J.” Bobbitt, 83, of Edgewood, died Nov. 1, 2011, at his residence. He was a retired engineer with L&N Railroad and CSX. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran and a Kentucky Colonel. He was a Mason with Covington Lodge No. 109 F&AM and a member of Fort Mitchell Baptist Church, the Indra Consistory of the Scottish Rite and Syrian Shrine. His brother, Curtis Lane Bobbitt, died in 2011. Survivors include his wife, Georgia Davis Bobbitt; daughters, Trena Caldwell of Colleyville, Texas, and Lauren Niedringhaus of Independence; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Interment was at Highland Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Ruth Bogart Ruth Ann Bogart, 68, of Dry Ridge, died Nov. 2, 2011, at Select Specialty Hospital in Lake Worth, Fla. She was a newly retired school bus driver for Kenton County Schools. A sister, Mary Alice Sweet, and her brother, Chester Thompson, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Jim Bogart; sister, Wilma Duncan of Maysville; daughters; Sandra Jouett of Palm Coast, Fla., Beverly Iglesias of Boca Raton, Fla., and Tina Cooper of Burlington; son, Steve Hamm of West Palm Beach, Fla.; stepdaughter, Lesa Jusko of Cleveland, Ohio; stepson, Robert Bogart of Cleveland, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; four step grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and six step great-grandchildren. Entombment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Donald Brake Donald F. Brake, 69, of Bromley, died Oct. 27, 2011, at Villaspring of Erlanger. He was a dispatcher with

Cincinnati Automobile Club and a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Covington, the Knights of Columbus in Ludlow and a former member of the Covington Theater Guild. A brother, James Brake, died previously. Survivors include his brothers, William Brake Jr. of Hilliard, Ohio, and Robert Brake of Bromley; nieces, Chris DiGiovanni, Cass Brake and Laura Brake; and nephews, Andrew Brake and Michael Brake. Interment was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright.

Chester Clark Chester Earl Clark, 84, of Taylor Mill, died Nov. 5, 2011, at Christ Hospital of Cincinnati. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater and Korea. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Silver Star medals and retired at the rank of major. After retiring, he was owner/operator of a trucking and excavating business. Survivors include his wife, Libby White Clark; daughters, Kimberly Flege of Independence and Tracey Rachford of Crittenden; sons, Earl Lee Clark of Florence, James Brent Clark and Chester E. Clark, both of Independence; brother, James Clark of Independence; 11 grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Independence Cemetery.

William Faehr William H. Faehr, 80, of Morning View, died Oct. 31, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired supervisor at CSX Railroad, a U.S. Marine Corps Korean War veteran and a member of Piner Baptist Church. Survivors include his spouse, Helen Brown Faehr; daughters, Betty Edwards of Florence and Jeffrey Lynn Faehr of Morning View; son, Roy Faehr of Morning View; sisters, Janet Jefferson of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Mary Lou Woods of Independence, Virginia Faehr of Florence and Carol Hicks of Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers, Raymond Faehr of Somerset, Robert Faehr of Indianapolis, Ind., and John Faehr of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; four grandchildren; three step grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; and one step great-grandchild. Interment was at Kentucky Veteran Cemetery North, Williamstown. Memorials: Piner Baptist Church, 15044 Madison Pike, Morning View, KY 41063 or Piner-Fiskburg Fire Department, 1851 Bracht Piner Road, Morning View, KY 41063.

Robin Faulconer Robin S. Faulconer, 90, of Taylor Mill, died Nov. 3, 2011, at her home. She retired after more than 30 years as the Cincinnati distribution center manager with Warner-Lambert Pharmaceutical Co. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Latonia and active with The Booth Hospital and St. Luke Hospital West auxiliaries. Her husband, John Faulconer, died in 1992. Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth Robinson Land of Independence; granddaughter, Laurel E. Land of Edgewood; and dedicated caregiver, Karen Craynon of Covington. Interment was at Floral Hills Cemetery. Memorials: Trinity United Methodist Church, 101 E. Southern Ave., Latonia, KY 41015.

Lawrence Fibbe Lawrence J. Fibbe, 91, of Union, died Oct. 30, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a machinist for William Powell Valve for 30 years. He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Benedict Church, the church choir and St. Benedict’s Knights of Columbus. He organized the first knothole team for St. Benedict. Survivors include his wife, Henrietta Fibbe; sons, Larry Fibbe of Alexandria, Ken Fibbe of Erlanger and Dave Fibbe of Petersburg; daughters, Theresa Collins of Union and Carol Pauly of West Chester, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Memorials: St. Benedict Church, 338 E. 17th St., Coving-

ton KY 41014 or in the form of Masses. Rose Massie Garretson, 88, of Erlanger, died Nov. 1, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. She was a homemaker and member of Florence Christian Church. Her first husband, Carl Massie; second husband, Donald Garretson; and a daughter, Paula Aragon, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Carla Custer; stepsons, Dick Garretson and Jim Garretson; and nine grandchildren.

emergency medical technicians in Kentucky and became an EMT trainer for the state. He enjoyed playing golf and bowling, watching baseball, woodworking and traveling. Survivors include his wife, Ethel Mae Creekmore Hook; children, David, Stephen, Raymond, Robert and Nancy Gripshover; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Entombment was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Esther Marie Hatton Cancer Care Center, 1 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

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Lois Ann Kirk Hall, 74, of Erlanger, died Nov. 1, 2011. She retired after 15 years with the Internal Revenue Service in Covington and was a member of Hebron Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, Carl “Doug” Hall; daughters, Carla Tucker and Michele Sheriff, both of Erlanger; son, Alan Hall of Florence; brother, Robert Kirk of Independence; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Burial was in Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 or SIDS Network of Ohio, 421 Graham Road, Suite H, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221.

Sarah Baird Hoskinds, 79, Elsmere, died Oct. 31, 2011, at her residence. She was a teacher and spent most of her career at Pleasant Hill Elementary School in Milford, Ohio. She was involved with the Alumni Association and Miami University in Oxford, a member of Elsmere Church of Christ and an avid philanthropist for veterans and children. Survivors include her son, Michael David Ramsey of Elsmere; daughter, Martha Ann Ramsey of Loveland, Ohio; sister, Roberta Garling of Mount Healthy, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Burial was at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Pendleton County. Memorials: Friends of the Shelter/SPCA of Kentucky INC, P.O. Box 93, Union KY 41091.

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Richard Hampson Richard “Dick” Hampson, 80, of Crescent Springs, died Nov. 5, 2011, at his residence. He was a conductor for Conrail Railroad Co. in Sharonville, Ohio, and a U.S. Air Force Korean conflict veteran. He was a tail gunner and flew 31 air missions over Korea. Survivors include his wife, Helen Hampson; son, John Brammer of Covington; daughters, Debbie Cones of Erlanger, and Tina Caudill and Francess Brammer, both Bromley; brother, Raymond Hampson of Key West, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Interment was at Pythian Grove Cemetery in Berry, Ky.

Anna Hoskins Anna Hoskins, 63, of Latonia, died Nov. 3, 2011, at her daughter’s home in Maineville, Ohio. She was the director to the assistant with the E.P.A. and a member of Holy Cross Church in Latonia. She was an avid tennis player and active with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Center. Survivors include her husband, Danny Branham; son, Matthew Branham of Queens, N.Y.; daughters, Angelle Steller of Maineville, Ohio, Jami Brooks of Covedale, Ohio, and Amanda

Branham of Latonia; mother, Joanna Ross of Coral Springs, Fla.; brother, Michael Anderson of Birmingham, Ala.; sister, Lynnda Anderson-Rodriguez of Coral Springs, Fla.; and three grandchildren. Entombment was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2300 Wall St., Cincinnati, OH 45212.

Bobby Jones Bobby “Bob” J. Jones, 70, of Independence, died Oct. 30, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He retired after 33 years with Western and Southern Life Insurance. After retirement he drove a school bus for Kenton County Schools for 10 years. His father, Emmitt Jones, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Jones; mother, Evelyn Jones of Evansville, Ind.; sister, Betty West of Evansville, Ind.; son, Ronald Jones of Evansville, Ind.; daughters, Donna Dillon of Princeton, Ind., and Julie CookHenne of West Palins, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

and worked for Gibson Art in Cincinnati. She was an avid gardener and loved to read. Her husband, Emil King, and a grandson, Tony, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Faith Ann Brown, Donna Finn and Shirley King-Oaks, all of Latonia, and Mary Catherine Henderson of Shawnee, Okla.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Interment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Paul Koenig Paul Koenig, 76, of The Villages, Fla., formerly of Elsmere, died Nov. 3, 2011. He was owner of Hemsath Sound Center for 20 years, worked at Madonna Manor for 10 years and served in the U.S. Air Force. A sister, Jean Zimmerman, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Flora Gates Koenig; daughter, Paula Koenig of Villa Hills; sons, John Koenig of Sykesville, Md., and Jeff Koenig of Florence;

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Dorothy Henderson Dorothy Quinn Henderson, 86, of Crestview Hills, formerly of Connecticut, Brooklyn, N.Y., and West Chester, Pa., died Nov. 2, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Hospice. She was a homemaker and enjoyed greeting and serving in the women’s ministry of her church. Her hobbies included reading, writing letters, traveling, decorating, ceramics and hospitality. Survivors include her husband, Carl T. Henderson; children, Cathy Henderson of Cincinnati, Jan Thompson of Chicago, Brian Henderson of Taylor Mill and Kim Gromacki of Clark’s Summit, Pa.; brother, Douglas Quinn of New Jersey; sister, Joan Garvin of Philadelphia; eleven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Dorothy Henderson Memorial, c/o Calvary Baptist Church, 3711 Tibbatts St., Latonia, KY 41015.

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Robert Hook Robert David Hook, 87, of Kenton County, died Nov. 3, 2011, after a long fight with leukemia and heart disease. His brothers, Warren, Larry and Edwin; and sister, Evelyn Roenker, died previously. He worked for 45 years as a tool and die craftsman and shop supervisor with the Randall Co. in Cincinnati. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, a Kentucky Colonel, and served on the Taylor Mill City Council and as judge pro tempore for the city traffic court. He was a longtime member of the Taylor Mill Fire Department and Life Squad. He was one of first

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DEATHS Continued from Page B11 brothers, Jim Koenig of Florence and Bob Koenig of Charleston, S.C.; sister, Dolores Heitzman of Sun City Center, Fla.; and five grandchildren. Burial was at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown. Memorials: Cornerstone Hospice, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, FL 32162 or American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Lois Logsdon Lois King Logsdon, 87, of Erlanger, formerly of Walton, died Oct. 29, 2011, at St. Eliza-

beth Edgewood. She was a cosmetologist for 35 years at McAlpin’s Department Store in Cincinnati and a member of Walton First Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Vicki Rosenstiel of Jonesville, Ky.; brother, Sam King of Walton; sisters, Frances Ducker of Florence and Elsie Lloyd of Covington; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery, Verona. Memorials: Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center, Attn: Vickie Henderson, 4890 Houston Road, Florence, KY 41042.

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Ottis F. “Bud” Lowe Jr., 94, of Kenton Hills, formerly of Ludlow, died Nov. 2, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired vice president for Stewart-Decatur Security Systems Inc. of Covington and a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. He was a member of Fort Mitchell Baptist Church and former member of the Fort Mitchell Country Club and Unity Lodge F&AM No. 478. He enjoyed University of Kentucky basketball. His first wife, Elizabeth S. Schroeder Lowe; and his brother, Harry K. Lowe, died previ-

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Betty Lucas Betty Kathryn Lucas, 85, of Elsmere, died Nov. 6, 2011. She was a former deputy sheriff with the Kenton County Sheriff’s Department and coowner of Buck Lucas Oil & Sanitation Co. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Elsmere Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and Kenton County Democratic Club. Her husband, Joseph V. “Buck” Lucas, died in 1984. Survivors include her daughters, Lori Lucas Eifert and Lana Lucas Clark; son, Joseph V. Lucas Jr.; sister, Martha Vineyard; 13 grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Nov. 10, at Stith Funeral Homes, Florence. Funeral service will follow. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

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Anita Motley Anita Motley, 64, of Corinth, died Nov. 3, 2011, at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington. She was a homemaker, owner of Oh So Good Fudge Co. and a member of Corinth Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Anthony Motley; sons, Anthony W. Motley of Villa Hills and Eric T. Motley of Sparta, Ky.; mother, Rosetta Delaney of Williamstown; and three grandchildren. Burial was in Corinth Cemetery.

Dorothy Nageleisen Dorothy I. Nageleisen, 99, of Latonia, died Oct. 31, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a member of Holy Cross Church and owner/operator of Dot & Al’s Latonia Springs Cafe in Fort Wright. Her husband, Alfred C. Nageleisen, died in 2000. Survivors include her sons, Karl Nageleisen of Taylor Mill, Lee Nageleisen of Cold Spring and Jim Nageleisen of Edgewood; sister, Ruth Hunter of Lakeside Park; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Interment was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Rosedale Manor Nursing Home, 4250 Glenn Ave., Latonia, KY 41015.

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Kenneth Pedigo Kenneth W. Pedigo, 69, of Villa Hills, formerly of Metcalfe County, Ky., died Nov. 2, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He retired after serving 30 years in law enforcement with various departments. He was a member of the Blue Knights Kentucky Chapter XI and the FOP. He enjoyed outdoor sports, especially fishing. A son, Eric Pedigo, and brothers, Floyd Pedigo and Roland Pedigo, died previously Survivors include his son, Robert Pedigo of Winchester, Ky.; daughter, Theresa Keen of Gallatin, Tenn.; sisters, Lou Jean Reece and Joyce Ennis; and sisters-in-law, Emma Jean Pedigo and Barbara Pedigo. Interment was at Pleasant Hill Church of Christ Cemetery in Edmonton, Ky.

David Rust David C. Rust, 69, of Cold Spring, died Oct. 29, 2011, in Cold Spring. He was co-owner of Advertiser Printers Inc. in Dayton and a past president of the Cincinnati Litho Club. He joined the Cold Spring-Crestview Fire Department at 16 and later served as fire chief. He was on the Fire District Board for 14 years and served as chairman of the Central Campbell Fire District. He loved horses and helped establish the Northern Kentucky Horse Network, where he served as treasurer. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Schwalbach Rust; sons, Mike Rust of Cold Spring and Jeff Rust of Fort Thomas; daughters, Lori Steffen and Lisa Griffith, both of Alexandria; sisters, Sr. Marlene Rust CDP of Melbourne, Mary Jo Galbaugh of Taylor Mill and Marjorie Schramm of Hilton Head, S.C.; and eight grandchildren. Memorials: St. Joseph Church, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076 or Northern Kentucky Horse Network Scholarship Fund, Campbell County Extension Office, 3500 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, KY 41076.

Robert Rutemiller Sr. Robert Anthony Rutemiller Sr., 86, of Edgewood, died Oct.

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Oma Scott Oma Lindon Scott, 90, of Elsmere, died Nov. 4, 2011, at her residence. She was a retired LPN for Booth Hospital and a member of the Irish Rovers. She enjoyed playing bingo. Her husband, Russell Scott; and son, Roger Marion Scott, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Conrad; sister, Lema Perkins, both of Sun City, Ariz.; brother, Lynn Boyd Lindon of Florence; five grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials: Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

Douglas Utley Douglas “Doug” Spencer Utley, 56, of Florence, died Nov. 3, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a truck driver for Dyke Industries and enjoyed NASCAR. His father, Melvin Utley, died in 1975. Survivors include his mother, Wanda L. Yates of Independence; daughters, Dawn Jones and Melinda Baumann, both of Fairfield, Ohio; sisters, Fran Moore of Independence and Sharon Greene of Florence; and four grandchildren. Memorials: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

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