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News: Hard to Work

Agency helps 'unemployables' build a future

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2003
You killed your father when you were 17 years old. Now you're out of prison. You need a job. But you need a lot more than that. The Jobs Plus Employment Network has an un-dramatic name, but its  

News: You Can Do, Too

Women learn to do more -- for themselves and others

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2003
The "Can Do" woman is a career woman, a mother, a daughter and a caretaker. Speaking of Women's Health has designated 2003 the Year of the "Can Do" Woman, trying to remind her to focus not just on  

News: Painful Paydays

Working without making a living can result in 'injury of the spirit'

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2003
When work pays but doesn't pay enough, low-wage earners are largely left on their own to make ends meet. Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, put to th  

News: Fast Learners

The hungry are right here, and not always by choice

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2003
When the American dream is reduced to merely making it paycheck to paycheck, the picture of hunger is not a kid living in a shack in a Third World country. He's the kid next door. "Last year's  

News: Nose Hold Barred?

Tape shows cops macing driver, then giving him a pinch

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2003
After pulling over an African-American man for speeding, Cincinnati Police officers handcuffed him, then sprayed chemical irritant in his face. An officer then pinched the man's nose shut and   

Cover Story: Sexual Healing

Why penis pills and passion potions are all the rage

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2003
Penis pills aren't just for Bob Dole anymore. And pro-penis promotions have come a long way since the former presidential candidate peddled Viagra. Today, computers in every home and office are   

News: Blogarithms

With the Internet, everyone becomes a writer

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2003
If you have pent-up aggression or a political peeve, a pet bunny that's really cute -- or a fetish for dressing like one -- you can now write about it on the Internet for the whole world to read  

Why Isn't 'Activists' a Category in the Yellow Pages?

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2003
Wouldn't it be great if people seeking social justice had a reference book to find others who are doing the same? That's the purpose of Future 500, a book two years in the making. Future 500 lists   

221 Stark St.

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2003
Address: 221 Stark St., Over-the-Rhine Owner: Paula Blevins Value: $13,600, according to the Hamilton County Auditor's Office Year Built: 1883 Comments: The city of Cincinnati Departm  

News: Drunk, With Power

Who's at fault when the lines are blurred?

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Part of Kandy Linthicum's job as a bartender and waitress is to talk to strangers. During lunch at Charlie's on Main, where she once worked, the regulars call her by her first name, and she rem