Morning News and Stuff

Sep 13, 2011 at 12:05 pm

In cities where people don't need cars to get to and from work, grocery stores, entertainment and doctors offices, there exists a company called Zipcar that provides vehicles for short periods of time during the rare occasions when a car is necessary. Here are the wild details of such a service coming to Cincinnati. (OK, so they're only for UC students.)—-

City Council's conservative majority voted to block police layoffs for the next two years, but Mayor Mallory is reportedly blocking the final vote, probably until after the November election.

The most journalistically dubious story produced by The Enquirer since the last time it reported on a poor person getting arrested in an embarrassing way (probably not that long ago, but still).

Hillary Clinton said whoever attacked the U.S. Embassy in Kabul is going to get dealt with (her words).

Michele Bachmann is ripping on Rick Perry for requiring sixth grade girls in Texas to receive a vaccine against cervical cancer.

"To have innocent little 12-year old girls be forced to have a government injection through an executive order is just flat out wrong," Bachmann says in her e-mail requesting donations, titled "I'm Offended."

Perry said he's offended by Bachmann being offended. Sarah Palin said she is happy about it

Iran is going to free the U.S. hikers it jailed for spying. Problem with Joshua Tree, hikers?

There is apparently a five-way tie at the top of the U.S. News ranking of the Top 10 national universities. Sorry, CalTech, MIT, Stanford, UChicago and Upenn — none of you is the best.

Headline: “Rate of Poverty in US Is Highest Since 1993, Census Says

Did Selena Gomez get a Bieber tattoo on her wrist? But her wrists were so beautiful!

Reds third baseman Juan Francisco yesterday hit a home run up over the moon deck-thingy in right field, the first person to smash one all the way out of the stadium in that part of the park. Reds lost, though.