by Danny Cross
A new survey by the Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater
Cincinnati found that local teenage marijuana use is up slightly. Mary
Haag, president and CEO of the coalition, says it’s the organization’s
biggest concern — makes sense considering the organization is dedicated
to creating a drug-free Cincinnati, but shouldn’t someone be concerned
about this, too?
Cincinnati police will stop using a certain breathalyzer machine due
to a recent court ruling that the machine must be cleared after
each use. City Prosecutor Charlie Rubenstein says attorneys are
consistently questioning in court the Intoxilyzer 8000’s use,
causing a backload of cases.
President Obama will visit Cincinnati on Monday, though no details have been released.
Mitt Romney might not like running as a potential Bush
third term, but he’ll take whatever money Dick Cheney can raise for him
at an event in Wyoming.
In response to heated negotiations over the price of Viacom networks such as Nickelodeon, MTV, VH1 and Comedy Central, DirecTV
this week told its users where to find Viacom content online for free (Viacom's website).
Viacom yesterday shut down the free streaming shows, replacing them with
a video explaining how to complain to DirecTV that SpongeBob SquarePants isn’t available and your kids are pissed. Former FBI Director Louis Freeh said a report released
today that Penn State and Joe Paterno concealed critical facts about
Jerry Sandusky and showed a total disregard for the safety of his
A new drug has been found to protect healthy people
exposed to HIV, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the first
time is considering approving a drug which could prevent individuals
from acquiring the virus.
Hackers released 453,000 Yahoo! passwords, potentially
helping many log into their accounts after forgetting their passwords
years after switching to Gmail.
The Hubble telescope found a fifth moon orbiting Pluto, which is still not a planet anymore.
by Danny Cross
Former Bengal Chad Ochocinco will return to Cincinnati
Oct. 7 as a member of the Miami Dolphins, if reports by his OchoCinco
News Network are true: Ocho says he has signed with the Miami Dolphins. Cincinnati Public Schools on Monday
voted unanimously to put a levy renewal on the November ballot. The
current levy is set to expire in 2013, and the renewal would be for
$51.5 million for five years.
The second day of the Jerry Sandusky
sexual abuse trial continues today, with a second accuser expected to
testify. In his opening statement, Sandusky's lawyer questioned the
credibility of the eight young men accusing him of multiple crimes
over several years, claiming that they have a financial motive to
make false claims. He also acknowledged that Sandusky's behavior and
his showering with young boys was “kind of strange” but said it
was not sexual abuse.
Mitt Romney says Barack Obama's
“Forward” slogan is absurd. And so is the notion that he wants to
reduce the number of police, firefighters and teachers. Absurdity.
The LA Times says Obama's complicated
message will pose a challenge to convey, especially against Romney's
simple argument: Y'all mad and it's Obama's fault.
counter-argument is layered with nuance and complexity.It
starts with an attempt to undercut Romney. As a corporate buyout
executive, Romney shipped jobs overseas and reaped millions of
dollars in fees from takeover deals that destroyed U.S. factory jobs,
the Obama campaign says. As Massachusetts governor, Romney built a
poor record on job creation, the argument continues.Turning
to his own record, Obama tells voters that he inherited an economy on
the brink of collapse and averted a depression. He takes credit for a
resurgence in manufacturing, the rescue of the automobile industry
and the creation of more than 4 million jobs since February
2010.Obama also slams Republicans in Congress for blocking his plans to stimulate more jobs. To
inoculate himself from potential setbacks over the summer and fall,
he warns of economic trouble spilling over from Europe.In the
end, Obama says, he would keep the country moving forward while
Romney would take it back to the George W. Bush policies that wrecked
the economy in the first place.
Verizon is changing up its cell phone
plans, moving toward monthly plans that allow users to connect up to
10 devices, including tablets and PCs, to their cell phone network.
There's a new Retina-display-bearing
MacBook Pro. Whatever that means.
Sunday night's Mad Men season finale
broke a ratings record with 2.7 million viewers.
The Los Angeles Kings won the NHL's
Stanley Cup on Tuesday, the organization's first ever championship.