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Cincinnati vs. The World

By Hannah McCartney · February 8th, 2012 · Cincinnati vs. The World

Tweeting is more addictive that alcohol or cigarettes, according to a new study by Chicago University’s Booth Business School. Don’t risk the stress — we advise you to smoke, drink and tweet at the same time to satisfy all those urges. WORLD -1

American Airlines is about to cut 13,000 jobs — 15 percent of its workforce. That means fewer American Airlines flights available to and from smaller airport hubs like CVG. CINCINNATI -1

The public library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has been selected as one of the Top 10 Children’s Libraries in the U.S., according to Livability.com. The site applauds the ways librarians get children to engage in literacy programs, including reading to dogs and outdoor reading sessions.

During 2011, the library offered 1,300 children’s programs, which were attended by more than 26,000 Cincinnati children.

According to the Labor Department, the unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent in January, its lowest level in three years. WORLD 1

Americans ate an estimated 1.25 billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday, according to the National Chicken Council. That’s 5 million dead, saucy chickens. WORLD -2

The Komen foundation reversed its controversial decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood, but not before gung-ho Republican, former Komen Vice President Karen Handel, tweeted this: “Just like a pro-abortion group to turn a cancer org’s decision into a political bomb to throw. Cry me a freaking river.” WORLD -1 

Following his Florida primary victory, Republican frontman Mitt Romney said he’s “not concerned about the very poor people.” We look forward to more stupid soundbites, Romney. Maybe you’ll earn yourself a quote book just like G-dubya. WORLD -1

Cincinnati celebrates the first Cincinnati Beer Week this week, a local, grassroots movement to “educate, inspire and celebrate well-crafted beer in a welcoming environment.” We’ll drink to that. CINCINNATI 2

This week: Cincinnati 3, World -4



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