Cincinnati vs. The World 5.16.12

An entrepreneur profited off of Trayvon Martin’s death by selling gun range targets featuring a hoodie with crosshairs aimed at the chest, Skittles and a can resembling iced tea — all items Martin had in his possession when he was shot and killed in Sanf

An entrepreneur profited off of Trayvon Martin’s death by selling gun range targets featuring a hoodie with crosshairs aimed at the chest, Skittles and a can resembling iced tea — all items Martin had in his possession when he was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla. in February. WORLD -2

More than 100 employees at Cincinnati Bell’s Norwood call center learned they lost their jobs last week as a result of large-scale cost-cutting measures. CINCINNATI -1

Minnesota Congresswoman and well-known rightist nutjob Michele Bachmann has been granted dual citizenship in Switzerland. WORLD -2

The League of American Bicyclists named Cincinnati a bronze-level bicycle friendly community, making 2012 the first year the city has won the designation. CINCINNATI +1

A lesbian couple at a Catholic high school in Lexington, Ky. was prevented from entering their school’s prom last week when school administrators turned them away, citing the Catholic Church’s beliefs on homosexual relationships. WORLD -1

Cincinnati City Council passed a motion that will radically change the city’s taxicab infrastructure; in preparation for the World Choir Games, fares will increase, signage will improve, taxi stands will expand and a customer bill of rights and expectations will be developed by


July 1. CINCINNATI +1

As concerns intensify over whether or not Greece will have to exit the European Union and cease Euro usage, world stocks plummet as markets feel the pressure of Greece’s instability. WORLD -1

THIS WEEK: CINCINNATI +1, WORLD -6

TO DATE: CINCINNATI -3, WORLD -41