Cincinnati vs. The World 5.23.12

City Council officially repealed Cincinnati’s nine-year pit bull ban last week, removing all breed-specific language from the city’s municipal code.

City Council officially repealed Cincinnati’s nine-year pit bull ban last week, removing all breed-specific language from the city’s municipal code.


CINCINNATI +1

The Pakistani government briefly banned access to Twitter country-wide on Sunday because of “blasphemous” material. WORLD -2

When successful Kentucky business owner Rankin Paynter learned his local Kmart store was closing, he decided to buy everything remaining on the shelves — about $200,000 worth of goods — and donate the purchases to a local charity. WORLD +1

The Northern Kentucky Health Department announced that bedbug complaints have been filed in 34 of 64 hotels in the area since May 2010. CINCINNATI -2

Paleontologists discovered fossilized remains of a car-sized turtle shell in what is now Colombia; the remains are estimated to be 60 million years old and are the first evidence of giantism in freshwater turtles. WORLD +2

Lower Price Hill residents are worried that the removal of the Sixth Street viaduct, which has long been a source of noise and vehicle emissions, will cause clouds of harmful lead paint dust. CINCINNATI -1

A Cincinnati federal court judge has ruled that a gay Ohio student who sued his school for prohibiting him from wearing his “Jesus is not a homophobe” T-shirt may wear the shirt any time, and his school district must pay him $20,000 in reparations. CINCINNATI +1

A hardware store in Miami has completely banned penny use, dismissing counting the coins as an unnecessary annoyance. Sorry, Abe. WORLD -1

THIS WEEK: CINCINNATI -1, WORLD 0

TO DATE: CINCINNATI -4, WORLD -41

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