The decision to publish an entertainment weekly was largely seen as an
attempt by Gannett to take marketshare from altweeklies like CityBeat and similar papers in other cities. In non-industry speak, Gannett was trying to kill us.
SUNDAY SEPT. 2: Carolyn Washburn, editor and vice president of The Enquirer, wrote a piece in today’s edition explaining the new look of the paper’s print edition. Washburn said the new look of the paper will be like the Weekly Reader newspapers you used to get in grade school, but with fewer pictures of animals.
How romantic: A wealthy Russian businessman decided to
test his fiancée-to-be’s love before popping the question by staging his
own death, saying, “I wanted her to realise how empty her life would be
without me and how life would have no meaning without me.” WORLD -2
I looked at my watch. It was a quarter
after 6. I figured with it being early evening, Walgreens, up on Madison
Avenue here in Covington, wouldn’t be that busy. I’d walk up there and
get me another bottle.
There is a lot wrong in the brutal beating of Pat
Mahaney, a 45-year-old white man, by six black teenagers in North
College Hill. Sadly and somehow brilliantly, this is a teachable moment
about to pass us all by if we don’t start grappling with and then
telling some truths.
THURSDAY AUG. 23: The University of Toledo Medical Center today announced that its kidney
transplant program has been suspended following a botched transplant
earlier this month resulted in a kidney being ruined by “human error.”
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
Like a lot of Cincinnati neighborhoods, mine — Walnut
Hills — is segregated and there are fine, even
invisible-to-the-unknowing-eye dividing lines separating beauty from
filth, danger from safety, white from black and the strugglers from the
SATURDAY AUG. 18: According to ABC News, librarians at Guantanamo Bay’s prison detention center have had to order more copies of the 1990s TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air starring Will Smith because a lot of prisoners like watching it.