Cincinnati vs. The World 04.03.2013

Westwood's 170-year-old Gamble House, the pink Victorian mansion once inhabited by the inventor of Ivory soap, was demolished after years of efforts by neighbors and preservationists to keep the property alive. CINCINNATI -2

Westwood’s 170-year-old Gamble House, the pink Victorian mansion once inhabited by the inventor of Ivory soap, was demolished after years of efforts by neighbors and preservationists to keep the property alive. CINCINNATI -2

The worldwide illegal great ape trade is becoming more sophisticated and organized, according to a new United Nations report, which estimates that about 3,000 great apes are snatched from the wild annually for trafficking. WORLD -2

P&G launched an elaborate marketing hoax on April Fools’ Day, announcing new “bacon-flavored” Scope mouthwash to point out how infatuated we as a culture are with bacon. Luckily, it’s not actually real. WORLD +1

Cincinnati, once known as the bed bug capital of the U.S., appears to be losing its bad rap — according to a survey from the University of Cincinnati’s Institute for Policy Research, 15 percent of residents in 2012 had problems with bed bugs, compared to 22 percent in 2011. CINCINNATI +1

A National Rifle Association task force announced its “school safety” plan, which pushes to arm school teachers and employees. WORLD -1

THIS WEEK:
CINCINNATI -1, WORLD -2

TO DATE:
CINCINNATI -9, WORLD -37

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