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Cincinnati vs. The World 5.30.12

By Hannah McCartney · May 30th, 2012 · Cincinnati vs. The World
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Los Angeles last week became the largest city in the U.S. to officially ban use of plastic bags, following the lead of 47 other California municipalities. WORLD +2 

Ohio’s newly adopted residential building code will require new homes to be more energy-efficient, be tested for air leaks and come with carbon monoxide detectors. Although the regulations are stricter than past codes, they’re expected to save homeowners utility money and promote environmental consciousness. CINCINNATI +2 

A Dayton man who realized minutes after leaving a Taco Bell drive-thru that he didn’t get his 99 cent taco decided to exact vengeance by ramming his truck into the side of the building.

Unfortunately, his car left a trail of fluids the police followed to his house, where he was later arrested. WORLD -1 

The University of Cincinnati Economics Center found that the new presence of The Banks on downtown’s riverfront is expected to pump close to $92 million into the local economy. CINCINNATI +2 

The University of Texas at Austin accidentally produced and distributed commencement materials labeling its School of Public Affairs as the School of “Pubic” Affairs. WORLD -1 

The Ohio Supreme Court dismissed a legal challenge last week to a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize same-sex marriage, meaning supporters of the new amendment can continue to gather signatures for the issue to appear on the 2013 ballot. CINCINNATI +2 

THIS WEEK:
CINCINNATI +6,  WORLD 0

TO DATE:
CINCINNATI +2,  WORLD -41 

 
 
 
 

 

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