1 Comment · Thursday, May 2, 2013
Politicians here are like helicopter
parents, mishandling the city in the same blatantly narcissistic manner
as parents who bear children for the sole purposes of shaping those
children in their images.
by Kevin Osborne
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Jesse Luken gets role in Jackie Robinson biopic
The scion of a Cincinnati
political dynasty is starting to make it big in Hollywood.
Jesse Luken, the grandson of
ex-Congressman Tom Luken and the nephew of former Mayor Charlie Luken, has recently
landed notable roles on TV and film.
Luken recently had a
recurring role on the third season of Justified on the FX cable network. He
played Jimmy, a Mohawk-wearing young thug in the gang led by Boyd Crowder (Walton
Now Luken has been cast in
42, the big-screen biopic about Jackie Robinson, the first African-American
player in Major League Baseball. Luken will portray Brooklyn Dodgers second
baseman Eddie Stanky in the film, which is due to be released on April 12,
2013. The release is timed to coincide with MLB's Jackie Robinson Day, held
every April 15 to commemorate the date in 1947 when Robinson played his first
game with the Dodgers.
The film, named after the
number worn by Robinson, also features Chadwick Boseman in the title role; Harrison
Ford as Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey, who signed Robinson; and Christopher
Meloni as Dodgers manager Leo Durocher.
Luken is a Colorado Springs,
Colo., native who previously had guest roles on the TV series NCIS, Law and
Order: L.A. and Greek.
A decade later, differing views persist on causes, aftermath
4 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Riots. Civil unrest. Uprising. How a person characterizes the events that occurred in Cincinnati during the early days of April 2001 reveals a lot about his or her mindset. On a warm Saturday night, on April 7, two off-duty Cincinnati police officers in Over-the-Rhine recognized a passerby, Timothy Thomas, as a person wanted on open warrants. The officers walked toward Thomas, who ran.
2 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Cincinnati is grappling with a budget crisis triggered by a drop in tax revenues, and to avoid a $28 million deficit this year the city manager is considering laying off some municipal workers, including 138 people in the Police Department. Republicans, particularly the party's long-shot mayoral candidate, are salivating over a wedge issue they can use to their advantage. But even with layoffs, the Police Department's staffing level still would be within the range that Chief Thomas Streicher Jr. said was sufficient just a few years ago.
1 Comment · Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Something’s going on to cause turmoil in the top ranks of the Cincinnati Police Department, but no one seems to know exactly what. We’ve written plenty of times in the past about Cincinnati Police Chief Thomas Streicher Jr.’s unprofessional behavior and fiery temper. What’s surprising about the latest blowup, however, is he’s the one accusing his longtime No. 2 man — Assistant Police Chief Richard Janke — of being a hothead and insubordinate, giving him a de facto demotion as a result.