Germany’s Der Spiegel reported
today that during 2011 German police shot only 85 bullets, and most
weren’t even aimed at humans. Out of 85 bullets fired, 49 were warning
shots. These numbers make it seem like it might be possible to greatly
reduce the number of times per year in this country a person gets shot
to death by the police in a situation where it seems like other
resolutions could have been reached.
In an attempt to better understand
the effects of probiotics found in yogurt, and whether they have
something to do with weight loss, the researchers fed one group of mice a
normal food and gave another group the same diet plus a
mouse-sized serving of vanilla yogurt. Male mice that were given yogurt
became slimmer and had shinier coats then those that did not, and the
yogurt-eating mice also became more desirable to all the hot lady mice.
have reportedly urged Cincinnati to emulate larger, “awesome” cities by
becoming more accommodating to skaters, bikers and users of other
self-propelled modes of transportation. Otherwise, visitors who have
seen the locally filmed 1993 rollerblading classic Airborne might
be disappointed to find out that Cincinnati isn’t really the kind of
place a cool kid from California would move and that Devil’s Backbone
might not be real, either.
For participants in cannabis culture, 4/20, 420, or 4:20 is Christmas, July 4th and Thanksgiving wrapped into one. The annual date has evolved from being message board material and a secret stoner code to something much more widespread.
More than 600 people today were expected
to attend an anti-tax rally on Fountain Square, the city’s most
recognizable public space which happens to be beautifully maintained by
tax money. Attendees planned on complaining about poor people being offered health
care and how the American dream now sucks.
Greater Cincinnati civic leaders are
debating whether or not to ask for a sales tax increase to help raise
the funds necessary for renovations at some of its longstanding
institutions such as the Museum Center and Cincinnati Zoo. But saving
links to our city’s past costs money, and getting citizens from all of
Cincinnati’s neighborhoods to agree to do so has proven to be
We at CityBeat try hard to
maintain high journalistic standards, as evidenced by last week’s
internal editing debate over whether a freelancer who used the word
“shit” was literally referencing “feces” or “stuff” (turns out it was
Americans like to multitask, as long as
it doesn’t involve trying harder at their place of employment. That’s
why driving and texting has become such a problem. The Kentucky Office
of Highway Safety states that cellphone use while driving has caused 186
crashes so far this year.
Unfortunately, Frisch’s Restaurants
Inc. today announced that it will sell off 29 Golden Corral buffets,
ending their affiliation with the leaders in the field of
Hoveround-based snackin’ and home of the chocolate waterfall.
The Associated Press reports that the
warm, mild winter we experienced might bring a pest-filled spring our
way. Some folks might be getting a bit unsettled by the bizarre climate
conditions they’ve noticed and feel like they would have rather seen a
few snowstorms hit this last winter if it meant that the spring wasn’t
going to be full of mosquitoes and other pests.
A crispy looking jersey and the fact that the Bearcats are NCAA
Tournament-bound pleased nearly all Ohioans, though Gov. John Kasich was
reportedly quite crestfallen to learn that the lack of numbers on the
jerseys shown at the unveiling was because they were prototypes and not
the result of cuts in education funding.
Residents of The Lakes of West
Chester Village apartment complex will soon face $200 fines if Summit
Management Services proves they’re not picking up after their dogs that shit
everywhere. By using its “Poo Prints” DNA program, the owners hope to identify
the culprits and put a stop to the problem.
Jill Haney, owner of Cincinnati-based JH Image Consulting, wrote a column in today’s Business section of The Enquirer
that was very helpful for professionals of all ages! Titled “Try to
restrain your use of !!!,” the piece explains that when communicating in
the business world it is not wise to end sentences with exclamation
Recording artist Whitney Houston might
have abruptly died last week during preparations for the Grammy Awards,
but the real tragedy was the news overshadowing both the show and the
most important industry news of the week — Beyonce and Jay-Z giving the
media pictures of their baby for the first time.
A recent Enquirer story leaves out the fact that the Mormon church
outlawed polygamy all the way back in 1890, prohibited black people from
priesthood until 1978 and reportedly only overturned it once senior
church members found out that the New Orleans Jazz would be moving to
Salt Lake City.