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Big bike, bigger heart

Resident to raffle off Harley to help nephew’s family By Jason Brubaker

Cross country winners

The St. Henry High School boy’s varsity cross country team went to Lexington’s Kentucky Horse Park to participate in the 1A division state cross country meet and came back state champions. Read about their accomplishment, and that of others, in this week’s sports section. SPORTS, A7

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Giving thanks

Local charities in Kenton County are helping those in need have a happy holiday season. Be Concerned and United Ministries opened their pantries to families looking for a Thanksgiving meal, as well as other forms of support. Read about what the two organizations are doing this holiday season. LIFE, B1

Women’s luncheon

The Kenton County Republican Women’s Club meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 22, at the Oriental Wok in Fort Mitchell. Sen. Jim Bunning and his wife Mary will be the guests of honor. Bunning will be recognized for his years of service. Also, members are asked to bring a baby care item, such as diapers, onesies or wipes for the New Hope Center. The Oriental Walk is located at 317 Buttermilk Pike. Dinner reservations are required and may be made by emailing or calling 859-341-7886.

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Erlanger resident Bill Moore can’t help but get emotional when he talks about his nephew, Doug Berkemeier, who was diagnosed with ALS two years ago. “Doug is the kind of guy who never asks for a thing,” said Moore, pausing to collect himself. “His faith is so strong and he’s an inspiration, so that’s why we’ve never thought twice about doing what we can to help him out.” Even when that means giving up prized possessions. Moore, who owns Dalton Auto Sales in Elsmere, is raffling off his 2003 Harley Davidson Superglide 100th Anniversary Edition motorcycle as a way to raise money to purchase a wheelchair-accesible van for the Berkemeier family. Other raffle prizes include $1,000 in cash, 2011 season passes to King Island, and a new Harley Davidson jacket. Several local businesses have also donated gift certificates to be given out as prizes, and Home Depot offered a new grill to help out the cause. “To see that people out there are still willing to help others is just an unbelievable feeling,” said Moore of the donated prizes. “It really gives us the motivation to do whatever we can to be successful with this.” Since the raffle won’t be held until mid-January, Moore and his family plan to set up a tent at their car lot every Saturday to sell the $100 raffle tickets. Moore said all of the proceeds will go toward the purchase of the van, and they’ve set up a special fund at Fifth-Third Bank, where donations can be made to the Doug Berkemeier ALS Fund. “It’s a little overwhelming to see how much support we have,” said Doug’s wife, Kim. “We’re just


Bill Moore shows off the Harley Davidson he is raffling off to help raise money for his nephew, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2008. Moore hopes to raise enough money through the raffle to help buy a wheelchair-accesible van for his nephew's family. so touched that people are doing this, and words can’t really express how it makes us all feel.” Although Kim said Doug’s diagnosis and eventual confinement to a wheelchair has changed their family, it hasn’t dampened Doug’s enthusiasm. A former football player at Lloyd Memorial High School in Erlanger, Doug became a youth football coach for the Fairfield, Ohio, youth football team and became known for his giving nature. He even was the subject of a paper written by one of his players on their hero. “Doug has always been the guy who helps other people, so it’s an unusual position for him to be on the receiving end,” said Kim. “But he just continues to go day by day and focus on the positives.” Those positives include his

family of three children; 17-year old Kiel, 12-year old Blayke and 10-year old Macee. The family now resides in Deerfield Township, and although they face daily challenges, Kim said they’ve adopted a motto of “Never give up, never give in.” It’s that motto that Moore said is driving him and his family as they try to raise the funds for the van, which he estimates will cost in the neighborhood of $35,000. “It’s not going to be easy, but if we get that for Doug, he’ll be able to get outside more and see his kids plays sports and do everything that he struggles to do right now,” said Moore. “It’s heartbreaking to see what that disease can do to someone, and we’re just trying to do whatever we can to help.” Kim said the raffle will help to raise awareness of ALS, amy-

otrophic lateral sclerosis and known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, which could lead to more research about the debilitating disease, which slowly weakens muscles and leads to paralysis. “It’s something that isn’t as well known as other diseases, and anything we can do to educate people is great,” she said. The raffle will be held Jan. 16 at Christ’s Chapel Assembly of God Church in Erlanger at 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased every Saturday afternoon between 12 4 p.m. at Dalton Auto Sales on the corner of Dixie Highway and Stevenson Avenue, or by contacting Moore at 727-8754. Donations can also be made at any Fifth-Third Bank branch to the Doug Berkemeier ALS Fund. For more information about ALS, visit

Arlinghaus, others disagree on deficit By Regan Coomer

After a transition meeting hosted by the current Kenton County Fiscal Court Nov. 9, judge-executive elect Steve Arlinghaus said it was “unfortunate” county officials are leaving the new administration with a deficit budget. “They should have left us a balanced budget,” Arlinghaus said. “They chose not to have a tax increase this past year. You have to ask, ‘Well, if you’re running on a deficit and don’t want to have a tax increase, then you’ve got to cut your spending somewhere.’” County Treasurer Jerry Knochelmann reported at the meeting that in his projected year-

ending budget for the current fiscal year that county spending will over-reach revenues by $1,213,541. Knochelmann also Arlinghaus reported that not counting money allocated to Kenton’s social/senior services, the county will have about $17 to $18 million in reserves, which is about 25 to 30 percent of total budgeted revenues, close to $47 million annually. Arlinghaus did say he “admires” the current fiscal court not increasing taxes, but “when

you’re going in knowing you have a deficit, you have to look at areas where you can cut your expenses.” However, Judge-executive Ralph Drees said this year’s budget could be balanced using $2.5 million in leftover funds from the county’s jail construction budget. Once you take the leftover jail funds into account, Drees said, the 2010-2001 Fiscal Year’s budget will end up in the black. “The $1.2 million deficit will come out of that surplus and he’ll still have $1.3 million left over,” Drees said. Whether or not next year’s budget will end up with a deficit is up to Arlinghaus, Drees said. “Depends on how much money he’s going to spend. He

should have enough money if he runs the county as fiscally conservative as we did.” Next year’s operating budget will also include leftover fees from the sheriff’s office that are turned over to the county once every four years, which should total about $1 million, Drees said. “We’d have a surplus next year. It’s up to him and how conservatively he’s going to run the county.” As for Knochelmann, he said he used very conservative numbers when projecting how this year’s budget will end; revenues are likely to come in higher than he estimated. “I’m betting we’ll probably break even,” he said.

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Lloyd looking to install Veterans’ Memorial By Jason Brubaker

space in the lobby, military snapshot, while the Adkisson mentioned some- third phase would be a thing about using that space rotating display of recent Lloyd Memorial High to honor the graduates to School in Erlanger is plan- school’s veterenlist. The wall will honor ning a unique addition. “We’re still ans. Principal John Rieheearly in figur“It was Lloyd alumni and mann announced the school really just one all that others connected to ing is constructing a Veterans’ little statement out,â€? said the school, such as Memorial Wall in the lobby and it’s just Adkisson. “But to be dedicated on Veterans taken once we get it off,â€? teachers or staff Day in 2011. in there, I said Adkisson. members, who The wall will honor “I have three think it will Lloyd alumni and others brothers and a look really served in the connected to the school, brother-in-law great.â€? military. such as teachers or staff who have all Bird, who members, who served in the served, so it’s served in Japan military. very important to me to rec- and Honduras during his 10 “It’s something we’re ognize veterans.â€? years in the Marine Corps, excited about and a great While design plans for agreed. way to show our veterans the memorial are still being “I think it’s extremely how much they mean to worked out, Adkisson said important for students to us,â€? said Riehemann at the early ideas include a three- understand the sacrifice and school’s Nov. 10 Veterans phase display. commitment of these solDay ceremony. The first phase would diers,â€? he said. “Plus, the The idea for the wall include plaques represent- fact that they’re all local started when Lloyd alum ing the four branches of the people who lived in their Steve Adkisson toured the military, with the names of community will hit home new building with Riehe- the alumni engraved on with them.â€? mann and school board them. The second phase Adkisson said the member David Bird, a for- would contain pictures of biggest snag so far has been mer Marine, before it those soldiers, perhaps their locating all of the alumni opened. Noticing open wall old yearbook photos and a whose name would appear on the wall. He said they’ve gone through the state’s Make Your Thanksgiving office of Veterans Affairs, as Reservations Now! well as other local and state offices, but have had only moderate success. “We’re hoping we get people coming forward to 87 8794 879 794 Reading Read ad ding i Rd. Rd • Reading, Readi Re ad adi di Ohio Oh hio • 8 821-6666 21 666 216666 6666 help us with that,â€? said Adkisson. “It’s a long process, so that’s our focus DINNER SPECIAL right now.â€? Thursday, November 25, 2010 • 3:00-9:00pm Adkisson encouraged 2 Thanksgiving Dinners for anyone who would like to Roast turkey & dressing or ham, soup or salad, be involved with the project vegetables, whipped or sweet potatoes & cranberry sauce. regular menu available also to contact the Erlanger/ Elsmere School Board at Buy a $100 Gift Certificate, Buy a $50 Gift Certificate, Receive 1 FREE Receive 2 FREE 727-2009.




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Teachers, staff members honored by board By Jason Brubaker

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Key, Bill Pilgram, Chris Reeves, Jami Sastre, Rick Tyler, Ronald Gay and Tyler Teke. The board also honored the elementary school employees who helped with the cross-country program this year. The four Erlanger/Elsmere elementary schools started the program this fall and experienced incredible success, regularly drawing over a hundred fans and parents to each meet. “Without the hard work of all of these people, it wouldn’t have been possible,� said Arnett Elementary principal Matthew Engel in a letter to the board. The coaches honored were Jill Bomkamp, Alison Gray, Angie Bielecki, Betsy Nieporte, Tracy Yates, Jamie Wheeler, Ashley Bryan, Jessica Houglan and Sarah Arthur. The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.

Salvation Army helps The Salvation Army’s Kenton County Women’s Auxiliary will host its annual Christmas luncheon and style show at 11 a.m. Dec. 2 at the Drees Pavilion in Devou Park. Doors with a luncheon by Jeff Thomas Catering served at noon. There will also be a silent auction, and entertainment will be provided by CCM graduate and vocalist Bryson Wilson. Proceeds from the event will benefit Northern Kentucky inner-city school children ages 7-13 by helping to fund after-school programs, summer camps, sports programs, as well as to provide food and basic necessities. Cost of the event is $35 per person and includes the luncheon and a Fabulous Furs style show. Reservations required by Nov. 29 and can be made by calling Nancy Works at 743-7483 or 689-5745. For information on the women’s auxiliary, call Sue Corkin at 859-261-1762.


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November 18, 2010


Airline crashes to be remembered By Paul McKibben

Mark Free was 13 years old watching television on a Monday night when all of sudden the sky turned orange. “And I jumped up off the couch and yelled for my mom and dad,” he said. The date was Nov. 20, 1967. Free was at home on Bluebird Lane in Hebron near the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Not too far away, an airliner had crashed into an apple orchard. TWA Flight 128 was arriving from Los Angeles when the tragedy occurred, killing 70 people out of 82 people on board. “And by the time they came into the living room, it had gone black again and about 10 seconds later, the whole sky lit up orange again which was the second explosion from the ’67 crash,” he said. Two years earlier, Free remembers coming home from Cincinnati and having difficulty getting to his neighborhood because of emergency vehicles that were in the area. The date was Nov. 8, 1965. American Airlines Flight 383 crashed that evening into a hillside along Ky. 8. The plane was arriving from New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Four people survived and 58 died from the accident. More than 40 years later, the crashes are still part of Free’s life. Now 56, he is vice president of Flight 383/128 Memorial Group Inc. that plans to place permanent memorials for both crashes. The group is organizing a memorial service to both accidents at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20. The tribute is at the Airpark International industrial park, 1081 Aviation Blvd. in Hebron. The industrial park is

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Mark Free, vice president of the Flight 383/128 Memorial Group, holds information about a memorial service the organization is hosting on Nov. 20 to remember the victims of American Airlines Flight 383 and TWA Flight 128. Both crashed during the 1960s in Boone County. what became of the orchard where the 1967 crash occurred. The 1965 site remains an undeveloped hillside and is on private property. It was determined that error by the planes’ crews were probable causes of both crashes. Four markers are planned to remember the flights. The group wants to place a Kentucky state historical marker close to each of the sites. Free said the historical markers only honor the event. Each of the flights will have an additional marker containing names of the respective victims for that particular flight. A location for those hasn’t been determined yet.

The organization wants to raise around $16,200. Free said the group is just about halfway to having that amount. More donations are needed.

Free, an Erlanger resident, said he’s involved with the group “mainly because it stuck with me forever” and he couldn’t figure out why no one had ever erected a memorial. He was surfing the Internet one night and found the name of Rollie Puterbaugh of Dayton, Ohio. He’s the group’s president. The service will include reading victims’ names and remarks by Boone County Judge-executive Gary Moore. Tracey Smith-Eby, who was 15 months old and survived the Flight 128 crash, will present welcoming remarks. The Rev. David Shockey of Hebron Lutheran Church will give the invocation and closing prayer. Scott Wolf, whose father Dr. Frederick Wolf died on Flight 128 but whose mother Paula Wolf survived, will also speak. To make a donation, contact The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, P.O. Box 5200, Cincinnati, OH 45201-5200 or visit For additional information about the group and the crashes, go to For more about your community, visit


In October 2009, Rollie Puterbaugh and Mark Free of Flight 383/128 Memorial Group hiked back to the hillside off Ky. 8 where American Airlines Flight 383 arriving from New York on Nov. 8, 1965, crashed into a hillside.

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Parks department opens mailboxes By Patricia A. Scheyer Contributor

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Kenton County Parks department also wants to put people in the holiday mood by once again sponsoring the Letters to Santa program. Oversized mailboxes have been set up at all three branches of the Kenton County Library, in Erlanger, Covington, and Independence, as well as in the two county courthouses, in Covington and Independence. “Santa’s workshop is really humming at this time

of year,” said Steve Trauger, Kenton County Recreation Programs Coordinator. “Santa has told me to remind all the children to get their letters in to the mailboxes by Dec. 6, so he has time to read their letters and write a return letter. Moms and dads need to remember to include full names and complete home addresses for each child. Santa knows where all the children live, but the post office needs a correct address.” The total of letters received each year has settled at about 2,500 letters, plus or minus a few, after over ten years of the program’s existence. Next to the mailboxes are decorated barrels which are designated drop boxes for personal care items and non-perishable food which are given to Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. “We have a goal of 2500 letters, and 2500 items for the Senior Services,” said Trauger. “Up to now the donated items have lagged behind, but we’re setting our sights high this year.

Senior Services is running very low on pantry items and food for distribution to seniors. They are very happy for anything we can give them, so we would like to see the community get behind us in this effort.” Trauger explained that he receives some donations for postage, this year from Jude’s Custom Exhaust Auto Repair and Towing in Independence. Wednesday, Dec. 8, will be compilation night, where approximately 10 to 15 elf helpers form an assembly line of putting all the return letters together. “We have the whole thing running pretty smoothly now,” said Trauger. “Other people have asked about our program, and gone on to start their own. I always think it is neat that 2,500 children get a personal reply from Santa. I hear from some grown kids, who tell me they still have their letter. That’s gratifying.” JoAnn Geiman, of Independence, brought her children to the mailbox to put


Cody Geiman, 6, of Independence, and his sister Avery, 4, place their letters to Santa in a special mailbox at the Durr branch of the Kenton County Library Saturday. All letters have to be in by Dec. 6. their Christmas lists inside, and she said they were very excited. “They kept adding more things,” she said, laughing. “But then Avery said she wanted some house shoes for me, and Cody said he

wanted to give 25 million pieces of food for all the hungry children in the world. I think this program encourages children to write letters, and allows them to think about others at Christmas time.”


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Notre Dame student earns SAT super score

By Regan Coomer

Notre Dame Academy student Liz Lorch woke up early Oct. 28 to check her SAT score with bated breath. “I was shocked,” she recalled. “I’m pretty sure my jaw literally dropped.” Turns out, Lorch had nothing to worry about. The Park Hill school’s senior scored a “super score” on her SAT, earning a perfect 800 on each section of the standardized college-entrance test. Lorch, a Villa Hills resident, said she jumped up and down while she told her mother the news. “She was dazed because I woke her up out of bed screaming,” Lorch said with a laugh. When Lorch first took the SAT exam, she scored an 800 on the writing portion, finishing with an overall score of 2190. The second time, Lorch said she upped her studying ante, scoring a perfect 800 in math and critical reading with an overall score of 2390. Most colleges count the highest scores of each section when looking at the SAT, making Lorch’s “super score” possible. Lorch, a National Merit Semifinalist and AP Scholar, admitted she didn’t study the first time. “Before the second time, I studied really hard. My friends would see me carrying my SAT review book all the time at school,” she said. “I wasn’t happy with my math score.”

Lorch said she knew she could do better, so she studied at home, inbetween classes and whenever else she could find the time. Liz Lorch “It was really satisfying,” said Lorch, who plans to study applied math in college before pursuing a law degree. In her spare time, Lorch reads classics like “Animal Farm,” but she also stays active by dancing two hours a day. “A lot of my friends danced growing up and I was always so jealous of them because it looked so fun and awesome, but I was always worried about starting so late,” she said. “Finally I said ‘I’m just going to go for it’ and I did. It’s been so life changing.” While Lorch has only been dancing since her sophomore year, she has a “passion” for it and plans to continue dancing in college. “It’s such a great means of expressing yourself. School is pretty stressful and you can just feel the music and let it all go,” she said. NDA Principal Laura Koehl taught Lorch in the past, saying she’s “one of the students that makes us shine as a school.” “She’s just a great example of the kind of accomplishment we’d like to strive for,” Koehl said. “She’s well-rounded, kind, approachable and easy to talk to.”


Winners all around

Students from Arnett Elementary show off ribbons and awards from the Reflections Art Contest, a program sponsored by the national Parent Teacher Association to reward students for their works in the arts.


Arnett Elementary fifth-grader Amber Haley and fourth-graders Mary Margaret Rowland and Rachel Millward show off their award-winning artwork for the PTA-sponsored Reflections contest. The three Erlanger elmentary school students will be honored at the 14th District Reflections Contest, which will be held on Nov, 18 at Simon Kenton High School in Independence.

Lindeman student may be Super-bowl bound By Jason Brubaker

The NFL season may only be a little over halfway completed, but Brooklyn Washington already has her eye on the Super Bowl. Washington, a second-grader at Erlanger’s Lindeman Elementary, is one of the official entries in the “Doritos Crash the SuperBowl Contest,” an annual competition that allows people to film and submit their own commercials for Doritos, with the winning submission airing during the Super Bowl. Washington’s entry, dubbed “Get Your Hands Off My Bag,” features her singing a catchy tune in front of some back-up dancers while sporting a pair of oversized sunglasses and performing some tricky dance moves. “She was amazing in the whole process – she just killed it,” said Brandon Faris, who directed the video. “She has so much personality and it was really a fun thing to put together.” Faris, whose daughter cheers with Washington, said the idea for the commercial came up when a some local residents approached Faris about using the green screen in the studio where he works Zone Communications Group in Cincinnati. While their idea eventually fell through, Faris said they planted the idea for a Doritos commercial in his head. He began brainstorming with

Crash the Super Bowl To view Brooklyn Washington’s video, which was directed by Brandon Faris, visit www.crashthesuperbowl. com, and search through the Gallery for a video titled “Get Your Hands Off My Bag.” Ten finalists will be selected by judges before Jan. 3, at which point the public will be able to vote on the winners.

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Lindeman Elementary second-grader Brooklyn Washington stars in a new video that is part of the "Doritos Crash the Super Bowl" Contest. If selected, her commercial could end up airing during the Super Bowl. other staff members, and soon enough, the idea for the catchy jingle was born. “I knew Brooklyn would really appeal to people because she’s so tiny and cute, but she’s also very outgoing,” he said. “So we got some backup dancers and choreographed some moves and the whole thing just came together better than I think we ever could have imagined.” For her part, Washington said the video shoot was fun. “I wasn’t too nervous,” she said. However, now that the video has been accepted as an entry,

Faris said the real work begins. All of the videos submitted will be narrowed down to 10 finalists by Jan. 3, at which point the public will be able to vote for the video they like the best. In order to be one of those finalists, Faris said he’s encouraging everyone he knows to check out the video and leave comments. “It’s up to the judges right now, but the more people that view it and like it can only help their decision,” he said. “It would be pretty amazing to be one of the finalists, but that’s our goal right now and hopefully we can make it happen.”

Lindeman Principal Mike Shires said he’s notified all of the teachers and staff members at the school in the hopes of spreading the word. “We’re trying to get the word out to people, because we’re all excited for her,” he said. “I know if it gets to that point, she’s definitely got my vote!” Washington said she’s had plenty of friends and family members provide positive feedback on the video, and she feels good about their chances. “I think it’s good,” she said simply. “If it gets picked, I’ll be really excited.”

First Honors: Serena Amlie, Jonah Back, Emily Banks, Melissa Becker, Braden Benzinger, Rebecca Berling, Kelly Bilz, Katie Bischoff, Mitchell Blewett, Tristan Britt, David Brockhoff, Dee Broomhead, Sarah Brown, Herald Bryar; Nathan Clendenen, Anne Deis, John Deis, Sam Deis, River Dixon, Caroline Duchette, Phillip Dunn, Amy Enzweiler, Andrew Field, Kassie Fogarty, Samantha Ford, William Foster, Ashley Fusting; Claire Gerhardt, Alexander Gerwe, Adam Green, Alexander Green, Nicholas Grosser, Jason Grout, Tyler Heist, Bridgette Hildreth, Isabella Hobbs, Emily Israelson, Kara Kanter, Libby Keller, Jared Kerth, Noah Keyser, Alexander Knapp, Alexis Krumpelman; Caitlin Lancaster, Eric Latz, Matthew Le, Sara Lee, Madison Light, Elisabeth Logan, Madhulika Mamidi, Anna Matchinga, Max McKeough, Stephen McMurtry, Donald Meyer, Hannah Mueller, Emily Noel, Jude Noel; Annie O’Hara, Kendall Pennington, Mindy Reutter, Marissa Richardson, Peter Rodgers, Ryan Schalk, Alexander Schlake, Tyler Schreiver, Brianna Schroer, Elliott Sipple, Kendall Smith, Phelan Spence, Michael Stephens; William Tackett, Malory Thelen, Alexandra Trunnell, Matthew Waters, Katherine Wiedeman, Michael Wilmhoff, Allison Wintring, Paul Wintring, Jessica Wooldredge, Elizabeth Zalla, Mallory Zalla, Nicholas Zalla and Rachel Zalla. Second Honors: Bridget Barbara, Marcus Becker, Patrick Becker, Alexander Bitter, Michael Blewett, Sam Bohman, Alexis Bosley, Sam Braun, Cory Bridewell, Raymond Bridewell, Kevin Burridge, Dorien Clark, Lydia Cooper; Devin Davis, Evan Divine, Cathryn Ducheette, Daniel Elmlinger, Alexandra Foster, Daniel Foster, Emma Ganshirt, Madilyn Gemmer, Emily Goodner, Hannah Griese, Emma Gripshover, Madeline Grote; Michael Haas, Daniel Hales, Samantha Hamilton, Emily Herzog, Brittney Ingram, Daniel James, David Keller, Jonathan Kinross, Ben Knapmeyer, Kaelin Kovacik, Jessica Kuhlman, Ryan Lape-Gerwe, Savanah Lee; Phoebe Mairose, Abigail McQueen, Owen Miller, Alexa Mitchell, Brett Mockee, Margo Morton, Ryan Muck, Gretchen Mueller, Jonathan Nelson, Madeline Paganetto, Nicholas Pilcher; Elivia Rabe, Matthew Richter, Nathan Sevier, Georgia Shehan, Marielle Standiford, Kyle Webb, Braeden Weibel, Sebrina Williams and Jacob Wooldredge.


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November 18, 2010

Ryland Elementary students sending veterans to memorials By Regan Coomer

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The Honor Flight Network is a nonprofit organization meant to honor America’s veterans for their sacrifices. the Ryland Heights school’s third-graders helped send veterans on an Honor Flight; last year the students raised about $700 for veterans. Third-grade teacher Kari Dance said the Honor Flight project is great because it connects the students to real world experiences as well as core content. “So many of our kids have a family member who served for us,” she said. Third-grader Christopher Little had a simple answer when asked why it’s important to help veterans visit D.C.: “Because they fighted for us to keep our states safe.”’


Ryland Heights Elementary third-graders raised money during November to help veterans take Honor Flights to Washington D.C. This was the second year students raised money; last year they were able to send three veterans to D.C. Left to right: Students Brian Scheide, Reagan Hamilton and Christopher Little hang up hands signed with the names of veterans related to students and faculty in the hallway at school.

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November 18, 2010

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Crusader runners reach Cloud 9 By James Weber

The results for the Class 1A boys cross country state meet took so long to tabulate that when it came time to give out the awards, few knew who won the team title besides the emcee for the awards ceremony. That kept the runners for the St. Henry District High School team in suspense until the last moment, when it came time to announce the state runner-up. Like a beauty pageant, when Bishop Brossart’s name was read, the Crusaders knew they were the champs. “It was so nerve-wracking,” senior Harrison Davis said. “We didn’t know until we got up on stage. We were all freaking out, we were praying it wasn’t us (as runner-up).” While the margin of victory wasn’t as pretty as it has been in some years, the Crusaders will take it. St. Henry scored 78 points to

85 for Brossart to secure its ninth straight championship and 14th overall. Brendan Dooley finished eighth to lead the way. “I didn’t run that great, but the team really came together in the end,” he said. “The best part of our team is we run as a team. We’re always hanging out with each other after practice.” Daniel Wolfer (13th) and Cameron Rohmann (15th) also earned individual medals for finishing in the top 15. Senior Nathan Lentz and junior Frank Bruni also scored, as the top five out of seven starters are counted in the team score. Davis and Nathan Mark also finished in the top 37. “It’s the best feeling in the world,” Lentz said. “I’ve worked all year for this. We’ve been waiting for this day for four months. Brossart gave us a great run.” Said St. Henry head coach Ernie Brooks: “We


St. Henry senior Nathan Lentz (left) and junior Frank Bruni run in the Class 1A state meet Nov. 13 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.


St. Henry’s boys cross country team celebrates its state title after the 1A state meet Nov. 13 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

knew we could put all seven guys in the top 35. We knew if we did that, we would be tough to beat, make someone else beat us.” Brooks, who took over as St. Henry boys track coach last spring, had a successful first tour of duty coaching the cross country team. “My job is easy,” Brooks said. “I come to practice, I give them a workout and they go do it. They make me look good. They accepted me when I came in and that was tough. It’s always

tough in a coaching change.” Davis and Lentz were the lone seniors in the starting seven. “We don’t have as much experience as some of our younger runners, so Harrison and I really had to step up this year and help lead us to the team victory,” Lentz said. “We knew if we did our best, we would be fine. The tradition keeps us going.” The girls team fell short of its fourth straight championship, finishing second with 109 points to 74 for



State results St. Henry boys (1A): State champs. 8. Brendan Dooley 16:56, 13. Daniel Wolfer 17:01, 15. Cameron Rohmann 17:09, 22. Nathan Lentz 17:18, 24. Frank Bruni 17:24, 33. Nathan Mark 17:37, 37. Harrison Davis 17:46. St. Henry girls (1A): Second as a team. 4. Ashley Svec 19:20, 19. Lindsey Hinken 20:33, 22. Sydney Pitts 20:44, 34. Abbey Doellman 21:07, 48. Katie Mauntel 21:30, 52. Allysa Brady 21:40, 63. Kirsti Ryan 22:02. champion Fairview. It was not a disappointment for head coach Tony Harden, as due to seeding the Crusaders were the underdogs and when the race ended he thought the team finished third. “It’s like if we don’t win, people want to know why, and that’s not fair to the girls,” Harden said. “We graduated three great runners. There’s not a lot of programs that can come back after losing that kind of power. That’s what I’m more proud of... It wasn’t about keeping the streak alive, it was trying to stay in the top two.“ Junior Ashley Svec, the conference and regional champion, finished fourth in 19:20. “I knew I was going against a bunch of tough girls,” she said. “I tried to go out with them and see how long I could stick with them. I’m happy with my race. My PR is 19:12, so I wasn’t too far off.” She will be the top returner next year, as the Crusaders had no seniors in their seven starters for the state meet. St. Henry still dominated locally, winning the conference and regional championships.

Duncan medals for Lloyd in state meet By James Weber

Torey Duncan wasn’t happy with her finish as she struggled in the warm weather during the Class 2A state cross country meet, but her spirits lifted with a state medal.

The Lloyd Memorial junior had stomach cramps for most of the girls race Nov. 13 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. She still finished 13th overall to win an individual medal, her first. “It was a little bit disappointing,” she said. “I didn’t run that well today.”

State Results Lloyd boys (2A): 14th as a team. 35. Alex Henn 17:48, 68. Camron Musk 18:20, 121. Nick Nieporte 19:19, 157. Matt Arnett 19:52, 161. Tyler Hughes 19:56, 191. Sergio Gutierrez 20:44, 195. Sungkwon Kedo 20:52.



Lloyd Memorial’s Micaela Marshall (467) and Courtney Davis (462) run in the Class 2A state meet Nov. 13 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Lloyd Memorial freshman Nick Nieporte runs in the Class 2A state meet Nov. 13 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Lloyd girls (2A): Fifth as a team. 13. Torey Duncan 20:40, 17. Sarah Duncan 20:57, 70. Danielle Hyman 22:32, 75. Micaela Marshall 22:37, 77. Courtney Davis 22:38, 153. Amanda Rogers 24:20, 176. Tati Jouett 25:25. Duncan, the Region 4 champion the week before, led Lloyd to fifth in the team standings at state. Sister Sarah Duncan finished 17th. “It’s not where (Torey) wanted to finish but she’s a junior, she’s got another year under her belt,” head coach Erin Pifer said. “She wasn’t in the chairs (top 15) last year, so she has nothing to be down about. We wanted to place in the top four and fell a little short of that, but we didn’t have a good regional race at all and we destroyed that today.” Danielle Hyman, Micaela Marshall and Courtney Davis all finished between 70th and 80th for Lloyd. “The good thing is they’ll all be back next year,” Pifer said. “Today they came in and got a lot of lifetime best times. We had four girls out of seven who had not competed at state before. Hopefully we can build on that and be back next year fighting and hungry.” In the boys race, Alex Henn led Lloyd in 35th and Camrom Musk 68th. Lloyd finished 14th and started just one senior at state in Sungkwon Kedo.


Lloyd Memorial junior Torey Duncan runs in the Class 2A state meet Nov. 13 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.


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November 18, 2010

Sports & recreation

Three Kenton teams play for regional titles By James Weber

Beechwood remains alive for the Class 1A state football title after a 63-7 win over Bellevue Nov. 12. Beechwood (9-3) has won eight in a row and plays at Frankfort (9-3) Nov. 19 for the regional championship. Against Bellevue, Beechwood led 14-0 before taking an offensive snap. Gage Erdman returned the opening kickoff for a TD and Cameron Vocke returned a fumble for a score. Vocke rushed for 160 yards and two scores and caught a 48-yard TD pass from Michael Colosimo. Max Nussbaum and Joe

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Staten had TD runs. Taylor Davis threw a TD pass to Darrick Brilz and Tyler Schmitt had a fumble return score. Beechwood outgained the other Tigers 411-137. Frankfort has a lot of speed and athletes to contend with. Frankfort beat Beechwood district foes Brossart 47-0 and WaltonVerona 49-7 to advance. Vocke enters the regional final with 1,645 rushing yards on just 133 attempts with 31 touchdowns. Colosimo has 1,565 yards in the air and 14 scores. The winner hosts Mayfield (12-0) or Louisville Holy Cross (11-1) in the state semifinals Nov. 26. Covington Catholic lost 41-28 to Johnson Central in the 5A playoffs. Cov Cath ended 6-6. Cov Cath led 21-14 at halftime but J.J. Jude scored three touchdowns in the second half to help Johnson Central. Jude had set the

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state single-game rushing record (583 yards) earlier this year and had more than 400 against the Colonels. Blake Bir threw for 210 yards for CCH and a TD pass to Alex Connelly, Leo Schaeffer, Gabe Gray and Alex Slabaugh had rushing scores for the Colonels. Dixie Heights lost 42-28 to Highlands in a secondround game in 5A, ending the year 6-6. Zeke Pike threw for 265 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 78 yards and two scores. Both TD throws went to Bobby Leonard, who had 171 yards receiving on the night and ended the game as the all-time leading receiver in school history. Dixie led the three-time defending state champion Bluebirds 21-14 at halftime, but the Bluebirds rallied in the second half. Tyler “Goose” Cohorn had 11 catches for 106 yards against Highlands. Simon Kenton beat Henry Clay for the second time this year, and by nearly the exact score, edging

the Blue Devils 21-19 in a second-round playoff game in Class 6A. SK had won 21-18 in the regular season. Henry Clay scored a touchdown in the final minute of play, but Parker Deters stopped a two-point conversion try to clinch the game for the Pioneers. Chad Lawrence threw for 172 yards and rushed for 107 yards for the Pioneers. He threw touchdown passes to Zach Carroll, D.J. Rabe and Matt Reilly. Ryan Winkler had four catches for 72 yards. SK (10-2) limited standout quarterback Vinny Miller to 93 rushing yards and 124 in the air. Austin Baldwin had seven solo tackles and nine assists. The win gives the Pioneers a rematch with district rival Ryle (10-1) 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 at Ryle. The Raiders took the first game, 38-35 in overtime. In the first game, both teams had about 400 yards offense. Lawrence threw for 235 yards and rushed for 121. The winner will host the


Dixie Heights wide receiver Bobby Leonard hauls in a 71-yard touchdown pass in the first half against Highlands Nov. 12. state semifinals Nov. 26 against a Louisville powerhouse, either Trinity (11-1) or St. Xavier (10-2). Holy Cross (7-5) rallied to beat Louisville DeSales 26-14 in a Class 2A secondround game Nov. 12. Jerry Arlinghaus threw two TD passes to Josh Jasper in the fourth quarter as the Indians scored three TDs in the final frame to come from behind. Arlinghaus threw for 244 yards, 119 to Jasper. Brothers Chad and Kyle Fuller each had a TD run. Jasper also had an interception on defense. Paul Lampone had 16 solo tack-

les and Kyle Knauf eight. HC limited DeSales to 219 yards offense. Holy Cross earned a rematch with district rival Newport Central Catholic (10-2) in the regional final 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 at Newport Stadium. In the first game, a 2814 NewCath win, NewCath rushed for 385 yards and HC had 379 total yards. Arlinghaus threw for 223 in that game and Chad Fuller rushed for 129. The winner will travel a long way in the state semifinals, either to Prestonsburg (10-2) or Corbin (102).

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NDA, Holy Cross athletes medal at state By James Weber

Senior Mary List ended her career with her second state medal for the Notre Dame Academy cross country team. List finished 15th in the Class 3A state meet Nov. 13 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, leading Notre Dame to sixth place out of 28 teams. She was running in her fourth state meet. Morgan Stenger was 25th, Carly Scheper 39th, Skyler Green 40th and Amy Hansen 52nd to comprise the team scorers. The top five runners out of seven starters count in the team score.

Junior Michael Menkhaus (23rd), senior Matt Reekers (25th) and sophomore Max McGehee (49th) had high finishes for Dixie Heights in 3A. The Colonels finished 11th as a team. Junior Sarah Moore led the Dixie girls in 53rd place. Scott senior Brett Pierce finished 43rd in 3A, his best finish in his fifth time at the state meet. Simon Kenton senior Casey Jones was 83rd. Covington Catholic finished sixth in 2A, led by Brayden Schlagbaum in 20th place. Holmes sophomore Jaylin Wilson was 71st in 2A, the Bulldogs’ first state qualifier in recent memory.


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In 1A, Holy Cross freshman Gabrielle Bergman finished eighth to earn an individual medal for the third straight year. Holy Cross finished eighth as ateam in girls and seventh in boys. William Hemmer III finished 29th to lead the boys squad. Villa Madonna was ninth in girls as a team, led by Melissa Cunha in 23rd. Michael Kresge (31st) and Ryan Laber (39) led the 11th-place boys team.

State Results Covington Catholic boys (2A): Sixth as a team. 20. Brayden Schlagbaum 17:21, 47. Christian Greenwell 17:58, 56. Khang Le 18:08, 60. Brian Menke 18:12, 75. Jacob Condon 18:25, 84. Clay Heidrich 18:37, 98. Garrett Oien 18:47. Dixie Heights boys (3A): 11th as a team. 23. Michael Menkhaus 16:59, 25. Matt Reekers 17:01, 49. Max McGehee 17:26, 118. Alex Walz 18:20, 197. Jacob Hartman 19:28, 198. Austin Althaver 19:29, 202. James Conti 19:37. Dixie Heights girls (3A): 12th as a team. 53. Sarah Moore 21:01, 55. Erica Bluford 21:05.73, 72. Ally Tekulve 21:25, 119. Darcy Whitehead 22:20, 122. Janelle Poore 22:23, 149. Caitlin Brown 22:55, 161. Courtney Hutchison 23:05. Holy Cross boys (1A): Seventh as a team. 29. William Hemmer III 17:32, 42. Nicholas Jehn 17:54, 63. Tim Woeste 18:21, 74. Taylor Bergman 18:34, 83. Bret Bey 18:46, 118. Justin De Noma 19:15, 123. Aaron Fuller 19:20. Holy Cross girls (1A): Eighth as a team. 8. Gabrielle Bergman 19:46, 37. Julie Arlinghaus 21:18, 55. Lillian Frantz 21:41, 72. Celeste Bergman 22:31, 84. Kaitlyn Bryant 23:08, 118. Sarah Sandfoss 24:18, 162. Lillian Barth 28:26.


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Editor Brian Mains | | 578-1062



Smokefree law must be passed in N. Ky. For several years, Northern Kentucky has discussed and debated whether to pass a smokefree ordinance. I recall attending a public hearing on the issue in Fort Thomas over three years ago. Public officials have received hundreds of letters on the issue and numerous residents and experts have addressed our commission over the years. I want to thank all those residents who took the time to provide comments to me on this important issue. Initially, I felt strongly that businesses should be free to decide whether to go smokefree and the government should stay out it. But I continued to study the issue. As my understanding grew, the decision become clear, Northern Kentucky must pass a comprehensive smokefree law. The scientific evidence is conclusive. Secondhand smoke is a killer, not just a nuisance. Secondhand smoke has been proven to cause lung cancer, heart disease, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), low birth weight, and serious respiratory conditions. Secondhand smoke is the third leading preventable cause of death in the U.S., killing between 38,000 and 65,000 nonsmokers every year. Secondhand smoke contains over 4,000 substances, more than 69 of which are known or suspected to cause cancer. Bar and restaurant workers are 50 percent more likely than the general population to develop lung cancer, largely because many of them are exposed to secondhand smoke on the job. 12,000 otherwise healthy nonsmokers will die of some form of cancer, 3,000 specifically to lung cancer, because of their exposure to secondhand smoke. Public health authorities worldwide have concluded that there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. The only effective way to protect workers and the public from secondhand smoke is to enact 100 percent smokefree laws that ban smoking in all indoor workplaces and pub-

lic places, i n c l u d i n g restaurants and bars. Other approaches, such as providing designated smoking areas and separate Mark Hayden ventilation, do provide adeCommunity not quate health Recorder protection. Desguest ignated smokcolumnist ing rooms (DSRs) and ventilation systems are costly as well as ineffective. Large businesses can afford to install them, but small businesses often cannot. As a result, laws that allow DSRs have been overturned because they create unfair competition. Smokefree laws are popular, effective, good for business, and compliance rates are very high. That is why they are spreading so quickly worldwide. Smokefee laws are popular and they become even more popular after they become law. In Ireland, the smokefree law was supported by 93 percent of the population in 2005, compared with 67 percent immediately before the law was introduced. In New Zealand, support for smokefree bars rose from 61 percent of adults in 2004 to 82 percent in 2006, after the law was passed. Six years after California extended its smokefree workplace law to cover all restaurants and bars, public support for the measure stood at 90 percent. Smokefree laws work. Studies show that smokefree laws quickly improve health. Numerous studies have documented significant declines in hospital admissions for heart attacks following implementation. The facts are that smokefree laws are good for businessesthey're good for the people who frequent them and they're good for the people who work in them. Smokefree laws do not harm restaurant and bar sales. Research

has consistently and conclusively shown that smokefree laws have no adverse effects on the bars and restaurants and, in fact, can actually be good for business. Research on smokefree communities in California, Massachusetts, Oregon, Texas, New York, and Florida show that smokefree air ordinances had no negative effect on bar sales. Smokefree laws do not increase unemployment. After New York went smokefree in March 2003, a study was conducted by the New York City Department of Finance that reported 10,600 new jobs in its bars and restaurants between March 2003 and December 2003. In fact, in several jurisdictions, including New York City, smokefree laws have been followed by increased profits for the hospitality industry. Compliance rates are very high. The overwhelming majority of people and businesses comply with smokefree laws. Typically, compliance levels are higher than 90 percent. Northern Kentucky has always led the way. But on this critical health issue, we are falling behind. The majority of states have passed smokefree laws. Ohio has passed a smokefree law. In Kentucky, Lexington, Louisville, Ashland, Prestonsburg, London, Bardstown and many other cities and counties have passed smokefree laws. Instead of leading the way on this important issue, Northern Kentucky has trailed. We all have the right to breathe clean air, free from the proven dangers of secondhand smoke. None of us should have to risk our own health in order to earn a paycheck or enjoy a night out in a restaurant or bar. The time is now for Northern Kentucky to join a fast-growing movement around the world to adopt 100 percent smokefree laws that ban smoking in all work and public places. Mark Hayden is a Campbell County commissioner.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Ban not the answer

Kenton County can do with out a smoking ban. I lost my mother to smoking. Would a ban on smoking have saved her? Absolutely not, she would have smoked at home since she spent more time there than in restaurants. Look at the web site for the N. Ky. Health Dept. There is a list of restaurants that have gone smoke free without a law being passed. Why? The all mighty dollar. When a business starts to suffer a smart business person will find a way to bring in more customers. SMOKE FREE it sell! If our elected leaders really care about our health then make restaurants post their most current Health Dept. score as you enter their building and what date that the last inspection took place. I am not a smoker. Yes I tried smoking and thankfully did't like it. Donald Stevens Independence

Smoking ban vs. property rights

The anti-smoking campaign, in my opinion, completely misses the point. It is not a smokers’ rights issue; it is not a health issue. It is a private property issue. Should the government be allowed to ban a legal activity in a private business? NO! Smoking is not illegal! If we allow laws prohibiting a legal act in a public place, who knows what alleged vice the do-gooders will choose to next prohibit. Government is becoming too intrusive in our lives, but it seems that some people will not be satisfied until there is a law governing every act, leaving them with no decisions to make at all. Second hand smoke is not the real issue. Smoking is! We speak of “anyone who had to remove a ventilator from a dying family member who quit smoking too

late.” The key phrase is “quit smoking too late” not “went to work where smoking was permitted.” When the Kentucky Supreme Court upheld the Lexington smoking ban, Justice Graves, in his dissenting opinion, cited private property rights in pointing out that “use is an essential attribute of ownership”. Applebee’s is smoke-free. Colonial Cottage is smoke free. As is Golden Corral, McDonalds, Wendy’s, Burger King, even White Castle. Smoking is permitted at Edgewood Tavern and Josh’s at the Drawbridge Inn. Also Pompilio’s, Newport. That is the owner’s choice. Mayor Billy Bradford of Elsmere saw it that way when he cast the deciding (dissenting) vote on the Elsmere smoking ban. Let’s keep it that way. Norbert E. Meyer Edgewood



Beechwood teacher Monica Namyar and freshman Katherine Kremer show off some of the masks the school created for the Ghoulish Gala. The gala, held Oct. 30, auctioned off the masks to raise money for the Northern Kentucky Children's Advocacy Center.

Congress: A new way forward If Washington has learned anything over the past 22 months, it should be, as Ronald Reagan said best, “Trust the people.” Less than two weeks ago, Americans went to the ballot box and proved that their voice will not be ignored. For nearly two years, too many in Washington took it upon themselves to dictate the direction of our nation instead of responding to the voice of the people. This “Washington knows best” attitude might satisfy the current Democratic majority now finishing out a lame duck session in the House, but it does not accurately represent the voice of 4th District Kentuckians. Take the new health care law as an example. Seven months after the passage of health care reform, I heard from a constituent in Maysville that his 2011 health care premium is going to increase by more than 15 percent from 2010 to $16,876 annually. As a retiree who is not old enough to qualify for Medicare, he gets his health care though an employer-sponsored retiree group health care plan. He pays the entire cost of his plan. Like most Kentuckians, this constituent told me that he cannot afford to absorb these cost increases. For those buying insurance on the individual market, premiums are predicted to rise by an average of $2,100 per family. This simply highlights the failure of the new health care law to address the increasing costs of health care. My colleagues and I offered a more effective and more affordable solution, H.R. 5424, the Reform Americans Can Afford Act – that focuses on reducing the cost of health care. H.R. 5424 would repeal the current plan and replace it with long-term sustainable solutions that will reduce health care costs, use interstate sales of health insurance to foster competition in the marketplace, promote healthier lifestyles, allow small businesses to pool together to purchase health insurance and enact medical liability reform. Frustrations over health care reform are only the tip of the iceberg for most Kentuckians. At a time when nearly one in 10 Kentuckians is unemployed, I repeatedly hear that we must turn our focus to the economy. In the midst of a recession, small businesses, who have in the

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past been responsible for nearly 70 percent of newly created jobs, cannot afford to see more of their paychecks taken away for irreU.S. Rep. sponsible federal Geoff Davis spending and families cannot Community afford to send Recorder more money to guest Washington. Another concolumnist cern I repeatedly hear from Kentuckians is our ever-increasing national debt, which currently exceeds $13.6 trillion. Take for example a constituent from Pendleton who recently contacted me about the importance of forcing the government to live within its means, just as all Americans are expected to do. As a widow, several years away from obtaining Social Security benefits, she has taken the necessary steps to stay debt free. The constituent wrote “I am living within my means and have discovered that it is a satisfying and worthwhile experience, not a sacrifice. My responsibility is to take care of myself.” Imagine if Washington took this same approach? My Republican colleagues and I have put forth a plan that will halt the out-of-control spending. The first step must be to revert federal spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels, which will save about $100 billion almost immediately. Additionally, we must move forward with a constitutional amendment requiring the federal government to balance the budget on an annual basis. Each new Congress brings new opportunities and new challenges. The challenges going forward will be Congress’ ability to set aside the partisan bickering and put an end to the petty politics that have defined Congress for far too long. If we have learned anything from this past election, it is that Americans will not stop making their voices heard. The people have spoken and we now have the responsibility to carry out a new way forward with their help and input. Geoff Davis, R-Hebron, represents the 4th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.



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November 18, 2010

For the Love of the Game

L E A R N M O R E B Y V I S I T I N G W W W. S T E L I Z A B E T H . C O M My daughter gives it her all. Unfortunately, “her all” happened to include a torn meniscus. Injuries are a part of sports, so we’re grateful St. Elizabeth and Commonwealth Orthopaedics were there. It wasn’t just her surgery, although Commonwealth has some of the best surgeons in the area. It’s the fact that her rehab is so convenient, with locations across Northern Kentucky. She’s making great progress, and is already back with her team, cheering like crazy. Which makes me happier than the game-winning point that started all this in the first place. St. Elizabeth and Commonwealth Orthopaedics are Better Together.


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Local nonprofits put ‘thanks’ in holiday By Regan Coomer REGAN COOMER/STAFF

Independence Family Dentistry owner Dr. Danny Nakhla opened his business in September. The dentist’s hours are flexible and Nakhla said he will accommodate any patient.

New dentist hopes to treat city’s families By Regan Coomer

Dr. Danny Nakhla wants to be Independence’s go-to dentist. “We want to see families and we want to be the local neighborhood dentist,” said Nakhla, the owner of the newly opened Independence Family Dentistry located at 5302 Madison Pike in Independence. The business can do just about “everything” when it comes to dental work, Nakhla said, including fillings, crowns, root canals, extraction, cosmetics, invisible braces and more. Nakhla, a Florence resident, opened Independence Family Dentistry in September after practicing as a dentist the last four years. Hours at the business, which is open Monday through Saturday, are flexible. Residents should call in advance to schedule an appointment, Nakhla said. “We’re modern. Everything is digital and we work with patients to be as

accommodating, nice and friendly as possible,” he said. Another service Nakhla provides is the option of using nitrous oxide before procedures; something he said is good for kids and adults. “It puts people at ease before procedures,” he explained. For a limited time, Nakhla’s customers can enjoy lifetime whitening. When a new customer comes to Independence Family Dentistry, they are given professional-grade whitening trays and gel. When that customer comes back every six months for a checkup, they’ll receive more whitening gel. “You just have to keep your six-month appointment,” he said. For more information about Independence Family Dentistry, call 859-3562000, e-mail or visit


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University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey speaks to the sophomore class at Lloyd Memorial in Erlanger about the importance of going to college and furthering their education. The visit was part of UofL's annual Presidential Outreach in which Ramsey and some U of L faculty and students go to high schools across the state touting the virtues of higher education and U of L.

Local agencies are making sure their clients have something to be thankful for during a time of year where plenty, and thanks, are what it’s all about. United Ministries of Erlanger and Be Concerned of Covington are year-round food pantries where eligible families can come and “shop” for food and other items each month. When Thanksgiving rolls around, however, both nonprofits make sure each family has the turkey (or chicken) and all the trimmings to celebrate the holiday. “People should be able to enjoy a good meal and have enough food to take care of their families,” said Be Concerned Director, Paul Gottbrath. United Ministries Director Becky Ewing hopes everyone will have a reason to be thankful at this time of the year. “When we’re all sitting down to Thanksgiving, we want to show God’s love for the people who might not find it easy to be thankful,” she said. This is the second year Be Concerned will be giving out turkeys, turkey breast or chickens to more than 800 families. In prior years, the more than 20-year-old nonprofit was closed during November to prepare for Christmas needs. “Thanksgiving was not a good month not to provide people with food,” he said. Ewing said United Ministries has been giving out Thanksgiving meals to families since its inception 26 years ago; on average, the ministry provides 180 families with Thanksgiving dinner. While both organizations have Thanksgiving dinner for their clients well in hand, they’re still in need of donations and volunteer help with Christmas meals. “For Christmas, we’re still looking for volunteers at our Christmas store Dec. 9-13,” Gottbrath said, adding that without volunteers, the meals and gifts wouldn’t be possible. “It’s really wonderful to see the community embrace these programs.” Last year about 800 families signed up with Be Concerned for Christmas dinners and toy shop, Got-


United Ministries in Erlanger is a year-round food pantry for those in need. Volunteers Bob Sturgis and Donna Melhorn pack up bags of turkey and fixings that will be sent home with almost 200 families this Thanksgiving. tbrath said. This year, 925 families have signed on. “The need has really skyrocketed in the last year and it doesn’t seem to be

letting up,” he said. Like Gottbrath, Ewing said United Ministries is seeing more people come in for help.

“We see people throughout the year,” she said. “They’re hungry all of the time, not just during the holidays.”

To donate To donate to Be Concerned, call 859-291-6789 or visit Be Concerned is in need of donations of food such as canned goods or even turkeys for Christmas dinners; cleaning supplies like dishwashing liquid and personal hygeine items. Donations of brand-new toys are also needed for use in Be Concerned’s Christmas Store, where

parents who don’t have money for gifts go to shop for their children. To donate to United Ministries, call 859-7270300 or visit Community members can pledge a certain amount of money that will go toward buying turkeys for Christmas dinners.

Senior citizen gift requests expected to rise this season

The Be a Santa to a Senior campaign has delivered 1.2 million gifts to needy seniors throughout North America in the past six years. It is now gearing up again this holiday season during a time when seniors may need more of the bare necessities to survive. The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Northern Kentucky has joined Northern Kentucky Area Develop-

ment District, Northern Kentucky Area Ombudsman, area nursing home facilities, Walmart and Walgreens to provide presents to seniors who otherwise might not receive a gift this holiday season. Program sponsors expect gift requests to be up this year as the economic downturn continues and Social Security benefits fail to keep pace with daily living expenses.

“Most people aren’t aware that there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of seniors in every community who have no family and are alone,” said Les Murphy, general manager of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Northern Kentucky. “What’s more, this holiday season finds many older adults struggling to make ends meet.” Prior to the holiday sea-

son, the participating local nonprofit organizations will identify needy and isolated seniors in the community and provide those names to Home Instead Senior Care. Christmas trees, which went up in the following retail locations on Nov. 17, feature ornaments with the first names only of the seniors and their respective gift requests. Participating locations: • Walgreens: 8193 Mall

Road in Florence; 606 Buttermilk Pike in Crescent Springs; and 1747 Patrick Drive South in Burlington • Walmart: 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway in Fort Wright Holiday shoppers can pick up an ornament, buy items on the list and return them unwrapped to the store, along with the ornament attached. Volunteers will then collect, wrap and deliver the

gifts to area seniors. “Be a Santa to a Senior is a way to show our gratitude to those older adults who have contributed so much to our community,” Murphy said. “We hope to reach out to many with this gesture of holiday cheer and goodwill.” For more information about the program, call 282-8682 or go to www.


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A Global Affair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Works by The Anonymous Quilt Group, Petra Kralickova, Stefan Chinov, Yvonne van Eijden, Andrea Kay and Charlie Goering. Free. Through Nov. 23. 859-9571940; Covington.


Community Building Through Music and Wellness With David Lanz, 6 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Hors d’oeuvres and drinks, 6 p.m. Welcome by Dr. Michael Leadbetter, 7 p.m. Introduction of Cincinnati Music & Wellness Coalition by Arlene de Silva, 7:05 p.m. Whole Person Wellness/Recreational MusicMaking with Dr. Barry Bittman, 7:10 p.m. Grammy nominated pianist David Lanz performs hits from his latest CD “Liverpool - ReImagining the Beatles,” 7:30-9 p.m. Meet the artist, Clavinova Connection and HealthRHYTHMS, for Orchestra Rows A-J only, 9-10 p.m. Benefits Cincinnati Music & Wellness Coalition. $35-$100. Reservations required. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Covington, 501 Crescent Ave., Free. 859-2618333; Covington. Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Crescent Springs, 584 Buttermilk Pike, 859341-9600; Crescent Springs. Beer Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Covington, 501 Crescent Ave., Flowing Fridays Casual Beer Tasting. $1 for 4-8 beers. Registration required. 859-261-8333. Covington. Beer Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Crescent Springs, 584 Buttermilk Pike, Flowing Fridays Casual Beer Tasting. $1 for 4-8 beers. Advance tickets sold at both store locations. 859-341-9600; Crescent Springs.


Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, More than 25 interactive buttons, 250 feet of track and opportunity to be engineer of train. Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Bob Cushing, 10 p.m., Down Under Cafe, 126 Park Place, 859-261-9393. Riverfront.


Peter Mulvey, 8 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., With Natalia Zukerman, singer-songwriter and guitarist. Doors open 7:30 p.m. $18, $15 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions Inc.. 859-491-6659; Covington.


Cef Michael Band, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, Matt and Mackenzie’s birthday party. 859-356-1440; Independence.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 859-2612365; Covington. Airwave, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., The Waterfront, 14 Pete Rose Pier, 859-581-1414. Covington.


Burning Vegas, 10 p.m., Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 859-342-7000; Erlanger.


Ladies Night Out, 6:30-9 p.m., Immanuel United Methodist Church, 2551 Dixie Highway, Vendors include: Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay, Momo’s Bows, Miche Purses, Longaberger, CABI, Usborne Books, Tupperware, Silpada, Pampered Chef, Angie’s Bowtique, Thirty-One, Scentsy, Wildtree, Uppercase Living, The Paper Trail, Clifty Creek Soy Candles, Premiere Jewelry and more. Includes food, drink and door prizes. Benefits Sonshine Preschool. $5 requested donation. 859-578-3562. Lakeside Park. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 2 0

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Funky Figures, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., With Charlotte Reed. For adults and teens. $35. Registration required. 859-431-0020; Covington. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Tandem Squares, 8-10:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Plus-level Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Covington.


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

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Linton Music’s Peanut Butter and Jam Sessions, 10-10:35 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.12:05 p.m., Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 2690 Dixie Highway, “It’s a String Thing.” Children’s chamber music series for preschoolers and their families. Ages 2-6. Free Graeter’s cookies. Family friendly. $12 flexbook of four tickets, $4. Presented by Linton Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions. 513381-6868; Lakeside Park.


Mike Gordon, 9 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Doors open 8 p.m. $20. 859491-2444; Covington. Tajci and Stanley Yerlow, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Internationally celebrated singer with Regis Philbin’s pianist and conductor. Glamour and musicality of 1940s and 1950s. $34, $24. Presented by Cameron Productions. 859-957-1940; Covington.



Integrative Bodywork Massage Therapy Class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Edgewood Campus, 790 Thomas Moore Parkway, Massage Therapy Lab E210. Focuses on the neck, head and face. CEU class for massage therapists. With Alan Hundley, licensed massage therapist. $200 all three classes, $75 each. Reservations required. Presented by Gateway Community and Technical College. 859-4421170. Edgewood.


Zumba Class, 9-10 a.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Latin dance fitness party. First class free. Packages available. Family friendly. $30 per month for unlimited classes; $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859-291-2300. Covington.


Wine Tasting, 7-11 p.m., St. Anthony School, 485 Grand Ave., Fleming Hall. Cork & Bottle serving variety of wines to sample and purchase. Includes beer and soft drinks, hors d’oeuvres, snacks, silent auction, door prizes and split-the-pot. Benefits St. Anthony Athletic Boosters and St. Anthony School PTO. Ages 21 and up. $40 couple, $25 single. Presented by St. Anthony PTO. 859-4315987. Taylor Mill.


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


Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-4914003; Covington.



Pauly Shore, 7:30 p.m. (Dinner available) and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $25. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Nightmare at Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. 859-957-7625; Newport. The Taming of the Shrew, 8 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, $12, $10 students and seniors. 513-588-4910; Newport.


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


Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, 7 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Cincinnati’s only annual local music celebration. Doors and red carpet festivities begin at 6 p.m. After party at The Mad Hatter for nominees and CEA ticket holders. $10. 859-4912444. Covington.

Absolute Action MMA: AAMMA VII, 7:30 p.m., Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Doors open 6:30 p.m. Mixed martial arts cage fighting. $50 table seating, $35 VIP, $25. 859-803-3100; Florence. S U N D A Y, N O V. 2 1


Southern Stars Square Dance Club, 5-7 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Family Friendly dances open to experienced western style square dancers and line dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 18. 513-9292427; Covington.


Zumba Class, Noon-1 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, $30 per month for unlimited classes; $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859291-2300. Covington.


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



Tajci and Stanley Yerlow, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $34, $24. 859-957-1940; Covington.

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HISTORIC SITES Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, $4, $2 ages 10 and under. 513574-7672; Covington.


Holiday Toy Trains, 1-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington.

Jay Hutton, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., The Waterfront, 14 Pete Rose Pier, 859-581-1414. Covington.


“A Global Affair” will run through Nov. 23 at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center. “A Global Affair” is an exhibition featuring the works of the Art Quilters Anonymous (work pictured), Petra Kralickova, Stefan Chinov, Yvonne van Eijden, Andrea Kay and Charlie Goering. The exhibit is free. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-3 p.m. Saturday. The Carnegie is located at 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. For more information visit or call 859-491-2030.


Ricky Nye and Bekah Williams, 7:30 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., 859-491-8027; Covington.



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. Presented by Voice of Independence Toastmasters. 859-652-3348; Independence.


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


Neon Trees, 7 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With New Politics and Young the Giant. $14, $12 advance. 859-291-2233; Covington.

Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-4914003; Covington.



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

Original Wed Blues Jam, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Hosted by Dick and the Roadmasters award-winning blues band. Burgers & Blues Dinner starts 6 p.m. 859-2611029; Latonia.



Play Art, 4 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport.


Chess Club, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, All ages and levels. Instruction available. 859-342-2665; Florence.


Kentucky Myle, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 859-356-1440; Independence.

Mike Darrah, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 859261-2365; Covington.


Taken, 10 p.m., Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 859-342-7000; Erlanger. Pomegranates, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open at 8:30 p.m. $10, $8 advance. 859-431-2201; Newport.


Naked Karate Girls, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200. Newport.

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COMMUNITY DANCE Line Dancing, 7-9 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co.. Through Dec. 28. 859-7270904. Fort Wright. HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS

Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-4914003; Covington.


Karaoke, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, 859-426-0490. Fort Wright.


Stars, 8:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open 7:30 p.m. $20, $17 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions Inc.. 513-779-9462; Newport.


The newest OMNIMAX film at Cincinnati Museum Center takes its viewer to outer space with “Hubble,” the story of one of the most important scientific instruments, the Hubble Telescope. For 20 years, the Hubble has given us fantastical views of the universe. Tickets are $7.50; $6.50, seniors; $5.50, ages 3-12. Call 513-287-7001 or visit for show times.

The Russian Futurists, 7:30 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., $10. 859-291-2233; Covington.


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


“The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein” is at the Aronoff Center through Nov. 28. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $27.50-$66.50. Call 800-982-2787. Pictured are Preston Truman Boyd and Christopher Ryan.


November 18, 2010

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One of life’s saddest times: the death of a child When an adult we love dies, we experience a wrenching loss. When a child dies, our heart-rending loss seems also like a theft. A whole lifetime has been stolen as well as all the happy events throughout that lifetime. Feelings of injustice, anger, sorrow and confusion envelop us. We are left without answers. Through tears we ask the most frequent question of life – why? Such tragedies convince a few people that there is no God, or that God is not good. Others offer solace in pious expressions, such as, “I guess God took her because he needed another angel.” While well-meaning, such “answers” have distressing implications. At precisely the time that family and friends need to be assured of God’s compassion and presence, God is pointed out in the line-up of possible culprits as the cause of their pain. God did it! Many theologians and clergy shudder at such explanations because they depict a God contrary to the images in the scriptures. God does not arbitrarily take children from their families. God is the One who ulti-

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mately h e a l s , raises up, offers fullness of life a n d unites. “I have come so that they may have life and have it to the fullest.”

(John 10:10) So what are we to think about the tragic death of child? In our rational understanding of cause and effect we have difficulty exonerating God from being the cause of tragedies. The friends of Job had a similar difficulty. Basically, they explained the cause of Job’s sufferings by implying, “God did this to you; you must have deserved it somehow. Just curse God and die.” But Job didn’t believe them. Yes, he was puzzled and angry at God as he struggled with his tragedies. He challenged God to a face to face meeting. Then, after listening closely to what God said, and thinking much, Job finally reached his “answer” in dealing with the mystery of suffering that was touching his

life. His answer was to believe all the more in this inscrutable God. Job proclaimed, “Even though he should slay me, still will I trust in him.” (Job 13:15) If there is an “answer” for us who believe in God, it is found in acknowledging our human inability to understand everything. We walk by faith, and not by sight. “The One beyond what is able to be thought,” is how St. Anselm described God. Our intellects and faith are imperfect and limited. We are not the final measure of mystery. It is difficult for us imperfect beings to live in an imperfect world. Life is sometimes secure and predictable. Sometimes it is random, chaotic and unexplainable. We would like to completely understand and control it, but we can’t. What we can do, however, is make a choice between despair and cynicism, or choose faith and trust. People of faith believe that in the beginning, in some unknowable way, God took swirling and chaotic darkness and began bringing out of it life, order, and beauty. God’s creation is not finished. It is still going on.

We believe that in some paradoxical and loving way, a child who dies early will experience no disadvantage in the exquisite and timeless eternal life that follows. Of course, we will suffer and grieve their going very much. But they will taste life to the fullest, a life that we will only achieve later when we are united with them. So, we still wonder and ask why, but as we do we entrust our deceased innocent children to the God of life, and wait until – like Job – we find the answer face to face with God. For now, we say to God in the words of poet Anne Porter: To take the place of the child Isaac there was a ram. But for all those others there was no ram and I lay them down at your feet

so that you can keep them for me since by myself I am unable to understand them.

Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.



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Even picky eaters will ‘gobble’ down these sprouts Gosh, I have so many recipes to share that I have very little space for my weekly “chat” with you. So I’ll just say have the best Thanksgiving ever, thank the Lord for your abundant blessings, and think of those who may not have someone to celebrate with. Set an extra plate on your table and invite them to share your tradition of food, family and friends.

Betze’s roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon

Betze, a loyal reader, found the original recipe from Food Network Kitchens and made it her own. “Absolutely delicious,” she said. 2 (10-oz.) packages Brussels sprouts (Betze used fresh) 2 oz. thin sliced bacon, diced 1 ⁄2 cup pecans 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 3 7 5 degrees. Wash and t r i m sprouts. Cut each sprout in Rita half. Heikenfeld C o o k bacon Rita’s kitchen nuts and in oven-proof skillet until bacon just begins to crisp and nuts are toasted. Take out of skillet and set aside. Add sprouts to skillet and season with salt and pepper. Put pan in oven and roast about 30 minutes, add bacon and nuts and continue to roast until the sprouts are cooked through and golden, about 10 to 15 minutes more. Squeeze lemon juice over. Serves four.

Yummy Waldorf salad

I can’t claim this as my own. My notes tell me it’s from a reader and I’ve made changes to suit my family. This is so good and perfect for your Thanksgiving table.

Mix together:

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For dressing mix together:

1 cup mayonnaise 1-2 tablespoons vinegar or more to taste 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 cup milk Pour dressing over salad and let sit in fridge at least one hour before serving. Tip from Rita’s kitchen: If you want to prepare this ahead of time, squeeze some lemon juice or sprinkle some Fruit Fresh preservative onto chopped apples and they’ll stay snowy white.

Moist pumpkin bread

For Glenda Hatfield, who wanted a clone of Bob Evans’ pumpkin bread, which she said was very moist.

My mom’s pumpkin pie

2 eggs 1 cup brown sugar 1 ⁄2 cup Canola oil 1 ⁄3 cup water 1 (15 ounce) pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) 13⁄4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking powder 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 11⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon 11⁄2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice Optional but very good: Raw or natural sugar for sprinkling on top

For those of you who love Frisch’s and Bob Evans’ pies, this comes pretty close. Mom made this with a homemade lard crust. 1 can, 15 oz., pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) 12 oz. evaporated milk 3 ⁄4 to 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 ⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs, slightly beaten

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat eggs lightly and then mix with sugar, oil, water and pumpkin. Separately, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients only until just blended. Don’t over mix or bread will have tunnels or be tough after baking. Pour into a sprayed loaf pan. Sprinkle sugar on top. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Don’t overbake.

Whisk pumpkin, milk, sugar and spices together. Taste and add more pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon if you want. Add salt and eggs and blend. Pour into pastry-lined pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes; lower temperature to 350 degrees and bake 30-35 minutes or until set. Serves eight.

Do-ahead mashed potatoes

Mash 4 to 5 pounds potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Add 8 ounces cream cheese, softened, and 1 cup sour cream.

Pour into sprayed 9-by-13 pan. Dot with butter or margarine. Refrigerate up to three days. Bring to room temperature, tent with foil and reheat in 350- to 375degree oven until hot, about 40 minutes. Or reheat in microwave. Crockpot method: Spray crockpot and put mashed potatoes in. Keep on warm/low a couple of hours. Tip from Rita’s kitchen: Keep regular mashed potatoes warm for hours in sprayed crockpot on warm/low.

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To see the recipes for my clone of the Cheesecake Factory’s pumpkin cheesecake and my caramelized roasted Brussels sprouts dish, go to my online column at I’ve also included some Turkey 101 tips for the big day. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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Mary LaVerne Becker, 84, of Fort Mitchell, died Nov. 7, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a retired cafeteria worker for Notre Dame Academy and a member of St. Anthony’s Church in Covington. Survivors include her husband, Robert Becker; daughters, Linda Becker of Lakeside Park and Debbie Leuthner of Taylor Mill; son, Richard Becker of Erlanger; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial will be private. Allison & Rose Funeral Home, Covington, is handling the arrangements. Memorials: St. Anthony’s Church, 485 Grand Ave., Covington, KY 41015.

Vera Brossart Kearns

Vera Brossart Kearns, 97, of Erlanger, died Nov. 6, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Her husband, Edward J. Kearns, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Rosemary Wood, Pat Jung, Margaret Tranter and Ella Mae Denigan; sons, John Kearns and Bob Kearns; brother, Erwin “Buddy’ Brossart; 22

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Richard A. Seibert, 76, of Ludlow, died Nov. 12, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a former dispatcher for Carlisle Construction Company, member of Sts. Boniface and James Church in Ludlow, a fisherman and outdoorsman. His wife, Betty Seibert; brothers Paul Seibert and James Seibert; and sisters Mary Eilerman and Rose Staley died previously. Survivors include sons, August Seibert of Independence, Kenneth Seibert and Richard L. Seibert, both of Ludlow, Gary Seibert of Walton and Robert Seibert of Taylor Mill; daughters, Sylvia Marie Ball of Elsmere, Rhonda Brun and Mary Ann Slade, both of Independence, and Virginia West of Ludlow; brothers, August Seibert of Clarksville, Tenn., and Frank Seibert of Independence; sisters, Margaret Kafel of Owensboro, Pat Cooper of Independence and Agusta Marie Seibert, C.D.P. of Latonia; 21 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Interment was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Sisters of Divine Providence, 1000 St. Anne Drive, Melbourne, KY 41059.

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Charles G. “Spoody” Vetter, 87, of Crestview Hills, died Nov. 12, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Covington. His wife, Ida, died previously. He was the owner of Spoody’s Cafe, a member of The Hilltoppers and St. Pius Golden Age and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. Survivors include daughters, Kathy Ryan of Cabin John, Md., Ginny Roeding of Lakeside Park, Nancy Collins of Erlanger and Mary Jo Scheper of Crestview Hills; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. John Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 401 E. 20th St., Covington, KY 41014.

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Mendenile V. Warren, 1701 Holman Ave., failure to comply with sex offender registration at 1701 Holman Ave., Oct. 29. Keri Grabow, 340 Byrd, second degree terroristic threatening at 1 Castle Court, Nov. 3. Christopher Butler, 750 Baker Williams Road, improper equipment, resisting arrest, first degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 1500 block of Russell St., Nov. 2. Toni R. Crouch, 605 Madison Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place, possession of marijuana at 809 Scott St., Nov. 4. Lois A. Messer, 1017 Madison Ave., No. 2, fourth degree assault at 1017 N. Madison Ave., No. 2, Nov. 4. James Eversole, 1017 Madison Ave., No. 2, fourth degree assault at 1017 N. Madison Ave., No. 2, Nov. 4. Tedric D. Harwell, 3927 Holman Circle, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, tampering with physical evidence at 617 3rd St., Nov. 4. Rodney E. Turner, 246 W. 8th St., first degree possession of a controlled substance, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 246 8th St., Nov. 4. Jose E. Perez, 4405 Vermont Ave., fourth degree assault at 4405 Vermont Ave., Nov. 4. Robert L. Jennings, 16 Shaler St., Apt. 1, possession of burglary tools at 1800 Scott St., Nov. 3. Linda W. Mains, 9125 Preakness Drive, second degree possession of a controlled substance, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 241 E. 46th St., Nov. 7. Jennifer L. Griffin, 957 Spring St., first degree possession of a controlled substance at 313 W. 7th St., Nov. 7. Jerome Mitchell, 2611 Crisnic Court, careless driving, license to be in possession, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., second degree disorderly conduct at Madison Ave. and E. 20th St., Nov. 6. Arlie G. Blevins Jr., 836 Perry St., menacing, resisting arrest at 836 Perry St., Nov. 6. Timothy C. Dooley, 155 Treeline Court, tampering with physical evidence at 316 Philadelphia St., Nov. 5.

Incidents/investigations Assault

A woman was assaulted at 1943 Augustine Ave., Nov. 1. A woman was punched in the face at 2016 Greenup St., No. 1, Nov. 4. A woman was assaulted at 507 E. 17th St., Nov. 5.

Assault, terroristic threatening

A man was assaulted and threatened at 2500 White Court, Nov. 2.

Assault, wanton endangerment, menacing

A man was threatened, pushed, and hit with a moving vehicle at 527 Western Ave., Nov. 1.


Copper piping was stolen at 516 Watkins St., Nov. 3. Copper piping, cabinets, a bathtub, an air conditioner, and aluminum siding were stolen at 1326 Holman Ave., Nov. 3. Two violins and a flute were stolen at 1248 Highway Ave., Nov. 5. A TV was stolen at 929 Highland Pike, Nov. 6.

Burglary, criminal mischief

Copper piping was stolen at 2710 James Ave., Nov. 3.

Criminal mischief

Someone tried to cut the exhaust system off a vehicle at 320 W. 6th St., Nov. 4. A vehicle was vandalized at 1026 Madison Ave., Nov. 1. The window of a vehicle was broken at 1401 Madison Ave., Nov. 1. Paint was sprayed on a vehicle at 16 E. 7th St., Nov. 4. Property was spray painted at 16 W. 7th St., Nov. 3. A vehicle was vandalized at 407 E. 17th St., Nov. 3. A TV was damaged at 617 Main St., No. 2, Nov. 6. A vehicle was vandalized at 105 Promontory Drive, Nov. 5. The mechanical arm of a parking garage was driven through at 50 E. Rivercenter Blvd., Nov. 7.

Criminal mischief, terroristic threatening

A man was threatened via text messages and his window was broken at 812 Perry St., Nov. 1.

Criminal possession of a forged instrument

Someone tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at 132 E. 11th St., Nov. 7.

Harassing communications, harassment

A woman reported being harassed at 4300 Decoursey Ave., Nov. 2.

Harassing communications, terroristic threatening

A woman reported being harassed and threatened at 117 E. 42nd St., Nov. 1.


A woman reported being harassed at 1132 Lee St., Nov. 5.


A man was robbed at knifepoint at 600 W. 3rd St., Nov. 7.

Terroristic threatening

A woman was threatened at 4326 Decoursey Ave., Nov. 7.


A vehicle was stolen at 142 Tando Way, Nov. 3. Eyeglasses were stolen at 117 E. 8th St., Nov. 1.

About police reports

The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. A game system, DVD player, theater system, speakers, and a TV were stolen at 2 W. 30th St., Jan. 1. A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle at 3429 Decoursey Ave., Nov. 1. $53 in cash was stolen at 701 Edgecliff Road, Nov. 4. A vehicle was stolen at 515 E. 20th St., Nov. 4. $1,050 in cash was stolen at 1327 Wheeler Ave., Nov. 3. An air conditioner was stolen at 1806 Scott St., Nov. 3. Two credit/debit cards were stolen at 3821 Glenn Ave., Nov. 7. A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle at 1 W. Castle Court, Nov. 6. Three jewelry boxes were stolen at 120 Vista View Circle, Nov. 6. $300 was taken from vending machines at 401 E. 16th St., Nov. 5. $396 in cash, a watch, and a gold ring were stolen at 209 10th St., Nov. 5. A firearm was stolen at 233 E. 46th St., Nov. 4.

Theft by deception, forgery

Blank personal checks were stolen and used at 422 Patton St., Nov. 2.

Theft of a controlled substance,theft

A cell phone and prescription medication was stolen at 1328 Highway Ave., Nov. 2.

Theft, criminal mischief

A MP3 player was stolen at 32nd St., Nov. 3.

Theft, fraudulent use of a credit card

Drive, served Gallatin County warrant at 5580 Taylor Mill Road, Oct. 18. Brian T. Rensel, 34, 80-2 Harlan Street, served Grant County warrant for failure to appear, operating on suspended operators license, in possession of a suspended operators license at Juarez/Tando, Oct. 18. Ashley N. Jones, 21, 180-2 Harlan Street, served Grant County warrant for failure to appear at Juarez/Tando, Oct. 18. Justin R. O’Brien, 24, 117 E 43rd Street, burglary at 22 Doris, Oct. 20. Mark L. Fanthorp, 54, 3937 Decoursey, served Kenton County warrant, no insurance, improper registration at Winston/West 43rd, Oct. 21. Katrina D. Bush, 22, 8887 Tecumseh, served Kenton County warrant at 16 and Winston, Oct. 22. Miranda M. Marshall, 25, 1101 Mary Ingles Highway, alcohol intoxication at I-275 W, Oct. 22. Ortiz Elpidio Ledezma, 29, 1017 Scott Blvd., served warrant, speeding, no operators license at KY 16 at Walnut, Oct. 24. Dennis Meece, 30, 7247 Turfway Road Apt. 1, burglary, possession of burglary tools, execution of Kenton County bench warrant at 5454 Taylor Mill Road, Oct. 25. Alisha O’Brien, 31, 7247 Turfway Road Apt. 1, burglary at 5468 Taylor Mill Road, Oct. 25. Anthony Davis, 39, 109 Elm No. 1, served Kenton County warrant at S. Mason, Oct. 25. Buzz Mansfield, 40, 324 Chestnut Apt. 303, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 3903 Winston Ave., Oct. 25. Valerie Temelis, 35, 7298 Elkwood

Theft,theft of a controlled substance

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle A vehicle was stolen at 9190 Hawksridge Drive, Nov. 5.

Wanton endangerment, criminal mischief

A shot was fired through the windshield of a vehicle at 408 E. 17th St., Nov. 1.


Incidents/investigations Fourth degree assault At 3040 Dixie Highway, Nov. 9.

Fraudulent use of credit card

$43.78 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 117 Timberlake Avenue, Nov. 9.

Criminal mischief

At 5401 Stonehill Street, Oct. 16. At 5614 Taylor Mill Road, Oct. 21.

Recovery of stolen property

At I-275 West, Oct. 20.

Theft by unlawful taking - firearm

At 4814 Church Street, Oct. 26.

Theft of identity of another without consent At 20 Janet Drive, Oct. 28.


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Drive, possession of controlled substance at Decoursey Pike/Locust Pike, Oct. 26. Robert A. Iles, 37, 8060 Decoursey Pike, possession of controlled substance, prescription drugs not in proper container, giving officers false name or address, execution of warrant for probation violation, failure to appear at Decoursey Pike/Locust Pike, Oct. 26. Timothy Leroy Brown, 18, 12478 Bowman Road, served warrant for failure to appear at Taylor Mill Road, Oct. 27. Colin Patrick Flannery, 19, 3601 Glenn Ave., served Boone County warrant at Winston/Grand, Oct. 28. John G. Behymer, 19, 221 E. 46th, failure to wear seat belts, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, license to be in possession, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle at Taylor Mill Road, Oct. 28.

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Jason C. Robinson, 21, 4508 Mudlick Drive, Boone County warrant, Nov. 6. Richard F. Torres, 29, 131 12th Street, careless driving, first degree driving under the influence, no operator’s license, Nov. 7. Michael A. Stone, 54, 2100 Dixie Highway, Boone County warrants, Nov. 7. Joshua L. York, 28, 320 Glass Drive, operating on suspended license, Nov. 9. Travis D. Slocum, 32, 18 Valeside Drive, first degree fleeing police, first degree driving under the influence, Nov. 11.

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November 18, 2010





Local Residents in Amazement Yesterday As Collectors Provide A Stimulus Package to Cincinnati & Covington! By KEN MCINTOSH STAFF WRITER

ICCA will be placing ads in newspapers, radio and running television spots this week asking people to bring in any old silver and gold coins made before 1965. Those that do bring in their coins will be able to speak with collectors one on one and have their coins looked at with an expert set of eyes. With the help of these ICCA members offers will be made to those that have coins made before 1965. Offers will be made based on silver or gold content and the rarity of the coins. All coins made before 1965 will be examined and purchased including gold coins, silver coins, silver dollars, all types of nickels and pennies, Those that decide to sell their coins will be paid on the spot. If you are like a lot of people you might have a few old coins or even a coffee can full lying around. If you have ever wondered what they are worth, now might be your chance to find out and even sell them if you choose. They could be worth a lot according to the International Coin Collectors Association also known as ICCA. Collectors will pay a fortune for some coins and currency for their collections. If they are rare enough, one coin could be worth over $100,000 according to Eric Helms coin collector and ICCA member. One ultra rare dime an 1894S Barber sold for a record $1.9 million to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable coins are stashed away in dresser drawers or lock boxes around the country. The ICCA and its collector members have organized a traveling event in search of all types of coins and currency. “Even common coins can be worth a significant amount due to the high price of silver and gold,” says Helms. Washington quarters and Roosevelt dimes and worth many times their face value. Recent silver markets have driven the price up on even common coins made of silver. Helms explains: all half dollars, quarter and dimes made before 1965 contain 90% silver and are sought after any time silver prices rise. Right now it’s a sellers market he said. The rarest coins these collectors are looking

What We Buy: COINS Any and all coins made before 1965, rare coins, entire collections, Silver Dollars, Half Dollars, Quarters, Dimes, Half Dimes, Nickels, Three Cent Pieces, Two Cent Pieces, Cents, Large Cents, Half Cents and all others.

for include $20, $10, $5 and $2 1/2 gold coins and any coin made before 1850. These coins always bring big premiums according to the ICCA. Silver dollars are also very sought after nowadays. Other types of items the ICCA will be purchasing during this event include U.S. currency, gold bullion, investment gold, silver bars, silver rounds, proof sets, etc. Even foreign coins are sought after and will be purchased.

INVESTMENT GOLD Kruggerands, Canadian Maple Leafs, Pandas, Gold Bars, U.S. Eagles and Buffalos, etc.

For more information on this event visit the ICCA website at www.

Also at this event anyone can sell their gold jewelry, dental gold or anything made of gold on the spot. Gold is currently trading at over $1,100.00 per ounce near an all time high. Bring anything you think might be gold and the collectors will examine, test and price it for free. If you decide to sell you will be paid on the spot – it has been an unknown fact that coin dealers have always paid more for jewelry and scrap gold than other jewelers and pawn brokers. So whether you have one coin you think might be valuable or a large collection you





Here’s How It Works: safe deposit box, garage, basement, etc. There is no limit to the amount of items you can bring

our collector’s database to see if a buyer exists. 90% of all items have offers in our database of our collectors making the offer pay you on the spot! with no hidden fees


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Recent Finds:

PAPER MONEY All denominations made before 1934. GOLD COINS Including $20, $10, $5, $4, $3, $2.5, $1, Private Gold, Gold Bars, etc.

recently inherited you can talk to these collectors for free and if your lucky you may have a rarity worth thousands. Either way, there is nothing to lose and it sounds like fun!

1893 Morgan PAID $1,800



SCRAP GOLD Broken and unused jewelry, dental gold. JEWELRY Diamond rings, bracelets, earrings, loose diamonds, all gem stones, etc. PLATINUM Anything made of platinum. SILVER Flatware, tea sets, goblets, jewelry, etc. and anything marked sterling. WAR ITEMS Civil war, WWI AND II, all others, swords, daggers, bayonets, etc. OTHER ANTIQUES Guns, toys, trains, dolls, advertising, banks (basically anything old we want to see). CE-0000432636

1916 Mercury DIme PAID $2,800 1932 Washington Quarter PAID $250

1849 Gold Dollar PAID $8,500

1803 $10 Gold PAID $14,000


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