Weddings are magical events for many
people, and Stacey Shiring is adding her own dash of magic to the
proceedings of local brides. Shiring, the owner of Bridal Divas Ink, is
the newest graduate and recipient of a business loan of $25,000 from Bad
Girl Ventures, a local company focused on financially helping women
In an effort to help attract the brightest
young professionals to Cincinnati, a city councilman is proposing that
domestic partners of city employees be granted health insurance
benefits. Councilman Chris Seelbach has introduced a motion requesting that city administrators research the issue.
Forget all that hype about 2008 and the
presidential election: When local historians gaze back from the future,
2011 in Cincinnati probably will be remembered primarily as the year
when true change occurred.
The haze of the smoke has already crept to
the first floor. We’re walking bowlegged up the building’s stairs
because the center of the steps is the first part to be weakened by the
fire. I have a fire hose under my arm.
Gas money. That’s why Tina Karle and her husband scrap. They both work, he as a maintenance man, she as a writer of hiking guides, but scrapping is something they do to fill their tanks and make their paychecks stretch.
On Dec. 2, CUFA achieved a small victory
for its so-called “People’s Platform” when City Manager Milton Dohoney
Jr. announced his proposed 2012 municipal budget that eliminated a
projected $33.6 million deficit while also fully funding all
city-operated health clinics, along with the operation of 28 swimming
pools, as well as preserving the school nurse program.
In an age of blogs, tweets, hacks and
piles of beans spilled by WikiLeaks, the notion of media censorship
might seem dated. But the rundown of stories Project Censored calls
attention to this year serves as a reminder that mainstream media
outlets favoring the superficial over the substantive don’t give us all
the information we need.
In Egypt today the downside of revolution
is beginning to be felt. During two weeks recently spent there on a tour
to see the ancient sights, and then on my own for several days in
Cairo, most people I talked to were ready for order to happen, although
glad to have moved ahead.
Last month evangelical leaders gathered in
Washington, D.C., for the Values Voter Summit, where disciples of the
Pissed-Off Jesus harrumphed about how much America sucked. That’s when
the bomb ignited.
Even as a lawsuit against the city over
its “chronic nuisance” ordinance meanders through the federal court
system, City Council voted last month to expand the ordinance’s fines,
opening a new chapter in the rancorous history of City Hall’s crackdown
on troubled housing units and so-called absentee landlords.