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News: One Man's Death

Why so many cared about the killing of John Byrd

0 Comments · Thursday, February 28, 2002
On a dreary Tuesday in Lucasville, a man drives by the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, honking his car horn and yelling, "Die!" Inside, John Byrd Jr. is preparing to do just that. Outsid  

News: A Child's Anguish

Mental health care for kids is a public health issue

0 Comments · Thursday, February 21, 2002
If your child breaks an arm, you rush her to the hospital without worrying about the cost. But if a child is depressed or anxious, she might go untreated because your insurance won't pay for ment  

Cover Story: Not Cheap Thrills

Six ways to escape the winter blahs in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Thursday, February 21, 2002
A naked guy is sharing an ashtray with me. The woman next to him is naked, too. I am not. Other than that, everything is normal. Next thing I know my coworker is at a tattoo parlor, being sliced  

News: Gathering Round 'The Nation'

Making leftists feel right at home in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Thursday, February 14, 2002
Cincinnati can be a lonely place for liberals. That's why Herbert and Judith Shapiro decided to form a Nation discussion group in their North Avondale home. "We've been long-time Nation reader  

News: Ujima Gets the Ax

City funds for African-American event diverted to Jazz festival

0 Comments · Thursday, February 7, 2002
Ujima Cinci-Bration, the free downtown celebration of African-American heritage, has ended. Cincinnati City Council has cut funding for Ujima and given the money to the promoters of the annual Ja  

Why Isn't Mike Allen Guilty of Contempt of Court?

0 Comments · Thursday, February 7, 2002
Did what law-and-order types call a "technicality" keep Hamilton County Prosecutor Michael Allen from facing contempt of court charges? In October, Common Please Judge Norbert Nadel said he would s  

News: Women's Work

Working for political parity in the Queen City

0 Comments · Thursday, January 31, 2002
Cincinnati City Council has just two women, and the Hamilton County Commission has a big fat zero. But the Cincinnati Women's Political Caucus (CWPC) has more than 200 members who believe it's t  

News: Building People

Forget religion; get comfortable at church

0 Comments · Thursday, January 17, 2002
The former Home Quarters warehouse on Madison Road still offers tools for improvement projects, but not the kind accomplished with hammers and saws. It's become a place to build spiritual healt  

News: The People's Channels

CitiCable and Media Bridges contend with budget cuts

0 Comments · Thursday, January 10, 2002
If you want to watch real life drama and alliances gone bad, skip Survivor: Africa and tune into Cincinnati City Council meetings on CitiCable instead. Cable viewers will still have their public   

News: Blaming Beggars

City council takes aim at panhandlers

0 Comments · Thursday, January 3, 2002
You can find downtown enemy No. 1 -- blamed for the decline of business in the city center -- standing at the corner of Seventh and Vine streets. Jerry, who has been homeless for more than four y