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With the Police Division in Disorder, Should the City Make It Bigger?

0 Comments · Thursday, January 3, 2002
Can Cincinnati really handle more new cops, when the ones it already has have caused so much trouble? That's the biggest question left unanswered in city council's rush to hire 75 more police offic  

News: Hurrying Back

Meet the new boss: the same as the old boss

0 Comments · Thursday, December 27, 2001
The year 2001 started without much fanfare, with Cincinnati Mayor Charlie Luken a sure bet for election to the new position of "strong mayor." The talk at the beginning of the year was about n  

News: Peace Talks

Mediating with bullies and other lessons for kids

0 Comments · Thursday, December 20, 2001
State proficiency tests do not measure schools' success in one of the most vital skills children need: How to handle conflicts. But for Paulette Meier, conflict resolution is important in any ch  

News: Bad Faith

Council censors TV, then tells collaborative to back off

0 Comments · Thursday, December 13, 2001
In his first vote as a member of Cincinnati City Council, David Crowley took a stand against censorship. He stood alone. Crowley cast the sole vote Dec. 5 against a proposal to forbid CitiCable  

News: Unpatriotic Acts

In the war on terrorism, the first casualty is civil rights

0 Comments · Thursday, December 6, 2001
If you watched the terrorist attacks on television in horror on Sept. 11, you should also watch what's happening with police and security in your own city with the same concern. The Patriot Act,  

News: Some Showdown

Luken and Cranley back down on police reform

0 Comments · Thursday, November 29, 2001
Nov. 26 was supposed to be the day Cincinnati City Council heard the police division's response to criticism of its policies on use of force. In a press release announcing a hearing by the Law   

Cover Story: Silent Night, Holy Night

Many are chaotic and full of fright

0 Comments · Thursday, November 29, 2001
If you're looking for a holiday gift for that paranoid person who has everything -- including a bomb shelter in the backyard, a stockpile of guns in the basement and enough canned goods to last s  

News: Stir It Up

Learning to cook for others is recipe for a better life

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 21, 2001
The recipe for success calls for a cup of determination, a sprinkle of self-confidence and a pinch of help from an outside source. Cincinnati Cooks, a program designed to help people leaving welf  

Cover Story: Choosing the City

Urban pioneers find refuge from suburbia

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 21, 2001
A boy about 8 years old stood in an alley, watching a man slumped over a steering wheel. The boy wanted to help, but he didn't know the man was suffering a diabetic attack. The boy paced the all  

News: The Pope Wants a Union

But Xavier University stands in his way

0 Comments · Thursday, November 15, 2001
Catholic social teaching says union membership is not just a right of workers, but benefits society as a whole. So why are cafeteria workers at Xavier University, a Catholic institution, still wi