by Danny Cross
In news you've likely already heard
from your favorite website, social network, radio station, print
publication, TV or the guy in your neighborhood who likes to talk
about current events, President Barack Obama yesterday announced his
support for same-sex marriage, becoming the first-ever sitting
president to do so. The news has spawned analysis from across the
land, ranging from “risky but inevitable” to “matters less than
you think.” The Enquirer says the decision is going to “echo in
Ohio” (whatever that means).
One thing we know for sure: Hollywood
celebs are preparing to pack George Clooney's house tonight and fill up
Obama's briefcase with money.
The “No. 2 official at the Hamilton
County Sheriff’s Office” says the jail being next to the casino
will be bad for business, according to an Enquirer story detailing
worries over jail overcrowding leading to accused criminals to go
into the casino to “get warm, panhandle customers or just give
visitors a bad impression of Cincinnati.”
Hamilton County Commissioner Todd
Portune yesterday cancelled a new truck order for Paul Brown Stadium,
instead giving the vehicles to Parking Operations. Parking Operations
was supposed to get the stadium's used trucks after the stadium
received new ones, but Portune said the stadium doesn't need brand
new stuff all the time.
Up north, Columbus Mayor Michael
Coleman says his city wants an NBA basketball team now that the
public has purchased the arena the Columbus Blue Jackets play in.
Poll watch: Portman on GOP ticket
doesn't change Ohio race
New claims for unemployment benefits
dropped again last week, nearing a four-year low.
Facebook will soon launch an App
Center, because it's so annoying to have to leave Facebook to get
cool new apps.
Famous hairdresser Vidal Sassoon died
yesterday after a bout with leukemia. He apparently played a large
role in creating “wash and go” hairstyling and later
revolutionizing the hair-care industry. Here's a Philadelphia
Inquirer obit. And five ways Vidal Sassoon changed people's hair. Sassoon, according to the book Insider's Guide to Cincinnati, had a home in Mount Adams (his wife was a Greater Cincinnati native).
0 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Wrapping up my first full year of writing a weekly opinion and analysis column, I’ve come to appreciate the absurdity of politics in a way I couldn’t fully fathom as a news reporter. Oh, sure, I’ve always realized that politics — both locally and nationally — really represents the human drama in microcosm, with all of the assorted hopes, fears, foibles and quirks that go along with it