A 10-year-old distraught over smoothie company Jamba Juice’s use of giant Styrofoam cups created a Change.org petition to end Styrofoam usage, garnering more than 130,000 signatures and a call from corporate Jamba promising to phase out the stuff by 2013. WORLD +2
When Tropical Storm Isaac tore through Haiti leaving 19 dead, Meghan McCain offered her erudite sentiments through tweet: “Just heard Lynyrd Skynyrd had to cancel their RNC performance because of the hurricane!!! Aghhhh!! I’m SO BUMMED!!! :-( :-( :-(.” — WORLD -2
The University of Cincinnati’s free speech policy has been declared unconstitutional by a federal judge, enforcing a permanent ban on the policy that previously imposed a restrictive free speech zone.
Besse Cooper, the world’s oldest living person, celebrated her 116th birthday and offered these words of aging wisdom: “I mind my own business and I don’t eat junk food.” WORLD +2
Cincinnati’s Historic Conservation Board voted unanimously to approve the Anna Louise Inn’s request for status as a conditional use shelter, which gives the Inn the go-ahead to proceed with long-anticipated renovations despite corporate neighbor Western & Southern’s attempts to force the shelter out of the neighborhood. CINCINNATI +2
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