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Cincinnati vs. the World 08.21.2013

By Hannah McCartney · August 21st, 2013 · Cincinnati vs. The World
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Using an iPhone to watch one hour of video a week consumes more energy annually than two new refrigerators. WORLD -2 

The village of Addyston — a town with cancer rates 76 percent higher than the normal population — has to pay back Lanxess Corp., an industrial plastic and chemical plant, more than $1 million for a tax error, even though the company was found by the EPA to have repeatedly leaked toxic chemicals and carcinogens into the air more than 30 times. CINCINNATI -2 

The Colbert Report visited Vicco, Ky., a small, surprisingly gay-friendly backwoods coal town where a gay man is both beloved mayor and part-time hairstylist; Vicco recently became the smallest town in America to pass a fairness ordinance protecting against discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

WORLD +1 

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County was named the busiest central library in the country for the second year in a row; the main branch loaned almost 6.6 million materials out in 2012. CINCINNATI +2 

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to sign a bill that will ban conversion therapy statewide, meant to “cure” gay teens and make them straight — that makes N.J. only the second state in the U.S. to have a ban in place. WORLD +1 

THIS WEEK:
CINCINNATI +0, WORLD +0

TO DATE:
CINCINNATI -24, WORLD -61


 
 
 
 

 

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