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Cincinnati vs. The World

By Hannah McCartney · February 21st, 2012 · Cincinnati vs. The World
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A woman fell asleep at the wheel and ran into Baba Budan’s Bearcat Café early Monday morning in Clifton Heights. Nobody was injured, but the storefront now matches its battered neighbor, Jerusalem Café, which suffered an explosion last November. The ghost of West McMillan at Clifton Avenue strikes again. CINCINNATI -2 

McDonald’s announced that it would start working with pork suppliers to phase out the use of gestation crates — pig-sized stalls in which mother pigs are entrapped while pregnant. WORLD +1

Keep that coin jar jingling — Greater Cincinnati business leaders are saying that tolls are likely inevitable to fund the new Brent Spence Bridge when it’s redone.

CINCINNATI -2

A Swedish man survived for two months in a snowbound car on nothing but snow and some ointment in temperatures as low as 22 below zero. WORLD +1

Xavier University is facing a federal investigation for not properly carrying out the complaints of sexual assaults from female students. CINCINNATI -2

Australia’s koala population is dwindling as a result of dog attacks, vehicle injuries, disease and habitat destruction. The species is currently under review by the Australian government for a spot on the country’s endangered species list. WORLD -2

Dutch scientist Mark Post announced that the world’s first “test-tube” hamburger will be produced this fall. The meat will be produced from cows’ stem cells, hopefully eventually replacing the entire animal slaughtering industry and reducing the environmental and health problems associated with meat production. WORLD +2

THIS WEEK: CINCINNATI -6,
WORLD +2

YEAR TO DATE: CINCINNATI -2,
WORLD -3

— Hannah McCartney

 
 
 
 

 

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