Cincinnati vs. The World 10.22.14

Ridership on Cincinnati’s new Red Bike system has blown away expectations, according to its organizers.

Ridership on Cincinnati’s new Red Bike system has blown away expectations, according to its organizers. Officials projected 1,000 rides per week, but since the service started four weeks ago, there have been 7,000 rides. Cincinnati +1

A Democratic congressman is demanding an investigation after an AP report revealed that suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards have been collecting millions of dollars in Social Security payments after fleeing the United States. The payments, according to AP, were used as leverage by the government to persuade the Nazi suspects to leave America.  World -2

Mylife.com recently ranked Cincinnati as the second best city in the country in which to celebrate Halloween — but that’s partly because Cincinnati ranked high among percentage of spooky vacant houses in the nation’s 100 most populated cities. Cincinnati -1

Hong Kong’s chief executive has said that if the government met student demands and allowed candidates to be nominated by the public, the city’s poor could dominate the elections. He reiterated that input from the public on candidates for the city’s top posts is impossible. Hong Kong has been engulfed in pro-democracy demonstrations for more than a month. World -2

On Oct. 20, city officials formally introduced the Over-the-Rhine parking permit and meter plan. The plan, which would cost $300 a year to park on the street and increase meter rates to $1 an hour, would be the highest residential parking permit fee charged by any major U.S. city. Funds would be used for streetcar operations. Cincinnati -2

THIS WEEK:

Cincinnati: -2

World: -4

TO DATE:

Cincinnati: 16

World: -19

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