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Playing the Stadium Cost Overrun Game

0 Comments · Thursday, August 3, 2000
Bob Drake, the Democratic candidate for Hamilton County treasurer, has a game for you. Drake and his campaign advisor, Fred Anderson, created "Stadium Fiasco," a simple computer game centered on th  

Is Dropping the Bengals Ticket Guarantee Meaningful?

0 Comments · Thursday, July 20, 2000
The Cincinnati Bengals and Hamilton County Commissioner Bob Bedinghaus have taken a great deal of heat for the ticket guarantee included in the Paul Brown Stadium lease. If the Bengals didn't sell 5  

Who Killed Whom in Mount Airy? Hindsight Isn't Always 20-20

0 Comments · Friday, July 14, 2000
Did a Cincinnati cop break the rules and kill a child Sept. 1, or did a delinquent kid take a police officer's life? Depending on your sympathies, you can criticize Officer Kevin Crayon for escalat  

What Homophobic Reputation?

0 Comments · Thursday, July 13, 2000
Anyone who's listened to Nick Vehr, president of the privately funded 75-member group working on Cincinnati's 2012 Olympic Games bid, knows that he and his fellow Olympic hopefuls have put a great d  

One Vote Can Make a Difference

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 12, 2000
The nine-member Cincinnati City Council isn't supposed to have many tie votes. But after Councilman Charlie Winburn left the June 28 meeting early, two high-profile issues were stopped or delaye  

Another Urban Legend Bites the Dust

0 Comments · Thursday, June 29, 2000
Earlier this month, someone with a twisted sense of humor injected the Internet with a nasty little rumor: Some person or group has been attaching HIV-infected hypodermic needles to the underside   

Should Any Words Be Off-Limits?

0 Comments · Thursday, June 8, 2000
An ill-advised comment by Cincinnati Police Chief Thomas Streicher a few weeks ago led to a wild and wooly city council meeting June 1 -- the most contentious meeting since the November elections --  

Would Firing Shirey Improve City Hall Leadership?

0 Comments · Thursday, May 18, 2000
During the last couple of years, Cincinnati City Manager John Shirey has survived a few periods when his job seemed in jeopardy. Most recently, Councilman Charles Winburn led an open attempt to oust  

Nordstrom or Not? If Not, What?

0 Comments · Thursday, May 11, 2000
Should or shouldn't the city of Cincinnati invest millions of more dollars to lure a Nordstrom department store to the vacant block at Fifth and Race streets downtown? The city and its private part  

The Blame Stops Here

0 Comments · Thursday, April 13, 2000
In January, the Cincinnati city engineer and two principal engineers were placed on paid administrative leave for at least poor recordkeeping of city street repairs from 1991 to 1997 and possibly for  

Winburn Calls for Overhaul of Empowerment Zone

0 Comments · Thursday, March 16, 2000
About 14 months ago, a coalition of 200 local citizens, business leaders and others received some good news: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) had accepted their application  

Human Relations Commission Has New Director, but Where Will It Go from Here?

0 Comments · Thursday, March 9, 2000
For the first time in nearly two years, the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC) has a director, or at least a new interim director: Cecil Thomas, former president of the Sentinels Police As  

Senate Hearing to Ohio Environmental Groups: Thanks, but No Thanks

0 Comments · Thursday, March 2, 2000
A few area environmental groups are upset they weren't invited to the table to discuss revisions to the Clean Air Act at a special U.S. Senate subcommittee field hearing in downtown Cincinnati on F  

Lawsuit Could Complicate Fort Washington Way Project

0 Comments · Thursday, February 17, 2000
Don't count your Fort Washington Way decks before they're built. A lawsuit filed Feb. 4 could derail the Hamilton County Commissioners' Jan. 31 closed-door decision to provide $2 million of t  

Highway Covers Saved by Lindner and Hamilton County Š Barely

0 Comments · Thursday, February 3, 2000
How close was the city to not installing supports for the future pedestrian deck over Fort Washington Way? Very. Cincinnati City Council was prepared to finish the highway reconstruction project