by Michael Monks
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CALIFORNIA SAILOR ARRESTED ON CHILD PORN CHARGES FROM KENTON COUNTY
A California man on Naval duty in Afghanistan admitted Friday in federal court that he sent child pornography images to an undercover detective who he thought was a 14-year-old girl in Kenton County. Richard Smith Andridge, 40, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography and will receive a minimum of five years in prison when he is sentenced on May 10.Cincinnati Enquirer/Jim Hannah
More from The Smoking Gun:
During questioning by an NCIS agent, Andridge, who had spent the prior five months in Afghanistan, admitted to having “sexually-related chat” with young girls and sharing pornographic images with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl (but who was actually a Kentucky undercover cop). Andridge--who used the online handle “navyguy_sd”--also copped to receiving nude images from a minor female he had met online and “participating in web camera sessions” in a “Teen Chat” room on Stickam, the live streaming video site. Andridge told NCIS Agent Christiana Huntzinger that he would enter the Stickam chat room and have a “private web camera session wherein a minor female would disrobe and display nudity at his request.”The Smoking Gun also has the complete charge here.
UC, BENGALS LEGEND DIES IN CINCINNATI
Bengals owner Mike Brown called Greg Cook the greatest talent every to play for the Bengals:
Cook, 65, the last man to lead the American Football League in passing before the merger as a rookie, died after an illness Thursday night in Cincinnati. Cook did what Andy Dalton and Cam Newton didn’t do this past season and led his league with 15 touchdown passes in 11 games in 1969 before his season and career were cut short with a torn rotator cuff. In what has become one of the greatest what-ifs in sports history, Cook appeared in only one other NFL game and it wasn’t until four years later. Brown calls him “John Elway before John Elway,” and the late Bill Walsh who coached Cook before coaching Joe Montana to three Super Bowl titles said Cook could have been the greatest quarterback to ever play.Bengals.com/Geoff Hobson
1946 - 2012
OMNICARE HAS $440 MILLION TO BUY RIVAL, BUT CAN'T PAY RENT
...without your tax dollars anyway. But just because they require taxpayer-subsidized office space does not mean that this Cincinnati-bound corporation that is abandoning its taxpayer subsidized office space in Covington's RiverCenter, can't afford to splurge! Especially when it involves eliminating competition:
Omnicare is looking to control as much as 60 percent of the market to distribute drugs to nursing homes, hospitals and hospices, said Jeff Jonas, an analyst with Gabelli & Co. in Rye, New York. The deal would help save money through automation and scale, Omnicare Chief Executive Officer John Figueroa said when it was announced in August. Omnicare is trying become more efficient amid U.S. cuts to health-care spending, he said.Karma is coming for these guys at Omnicare and it is going to be beautiful.
The FTC in 2005 allowed Omnicare’s takeover of NeighborCare, saying that the company had many rivals in local areas and the institutional pharmacy market was easy to enter. The commission also dismissed a concern that the Medicare Modernization Act would allow Omnicare to get above-market rates by coordinating with prescription drug plans.
Increased antitrust scrutiny from U.S. regulators under President Barack Obama scuttled two of 2011’s biggest proposed acquisitions.
BRIDGES ARE FALLING DOWN IN KENTUCKY
It doesn't help when one is hit by a boat, either:
|Image via Gov. Beshear's flickr account|
A cargo ship hit the bridge deck Thursday night, which collapsed across the bow of the cargo ship. The bridge was designed so that if it were struck, only portions of the structure would fail, not the entire bridge. Inspectors estimate the gap in the bridge to be approximately 300 feet wide. “We are grateful that this wreck caused no injuries or loss of life. Since that bridge carries 2,800 cars every day, we were very fortunate that no one was on the span at that time,” said Gov. Beshear. “We’ll turn our attention to a full inspection of the bridge and determine what steps we can take next to speed up the replacement of that important artery.”Press Release
MORE PHOTOS: Here
CINCINNATI-BASED LAWYERS JOIN COVINGTON FIRM
Including Ben Dusing, who was rumored at one point to be considering a run this year to represent NKY in Congress:
Lawyers Ben Dusing and Angela Hayden have moved to the Covington law firm Adams Stepner Woltermann & Dusing from Baker Hostetler in downtown Cincinnati.Business Courier/Jon Newberry
NKY REPUBLICANS BRING IN REFEREE FOR CONGRESSIONAL RACE
They wouldn't want it to look like the GOP Presidential race:
Campbell County businessman Kevin Sell will return to his former role as Republican Party’s 4th Congressional District chairman at a time when the GOP’s primary for the congressional nomination is heating up.
Sell told Pure Politics’ senior reporter Don Weber earlier in the week that serving as chairman of the 4th District would mean trying to keep the peace throughout the Republican primary.
More with video at the link.
TEA PARTY FAVORITE THOMAS MASSIE IS PROFILED BY NKY SPOT
NKYSpot.com is a friend of The River City News. Check out the new profile of GOP Congressional candidate and Rand Paul favorite, Thomas Massie:
Massie grew up in rural Lewis County but went off to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston to earn bachelor and masters degrees in engineering. In 1993 he was one of the founders of a company, SensAble, that developed software based onresearch he did at MIT. He later sold his interest in the company, and moved his family to afarm in Garrison, Ky., where he built a large timber-framed stone house that relies on solar energy. He describes it on his blog as “living off the grid.” He lives there with his wife, Rhonda and their four children.NKY Spot
SEE ALSO: You can meet another GOP Congressional candidate Sunday when Alecia Webb-Edgington hosts a meet-and-greet. Click Here
MEET YOUR LEGISLATOR AT THE NKY CAUCUS SATURDAY AT NKU
And be sure to tell them how embarrassed you are by the redistricting fiasco in both chambers:
On Saturday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon, Northern Kentucky University will host the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus in the Student Union Ballroom. The event is a public forum where constituents like you can voice your concerns, feedback and engage with representatives and senators who are making important decisions in the Kentucky General Assembly during the 2012 legislative session.Covington's representation, including Sen. Jack Westwood and Reps. Arnold Simpson & Thomas Kerr are expected to attend.
in case you missed...
YOU'LL LIKE COVINGTON!
That was the message from our city in the early 20th century. As Covington tries in the 21st century to bring in new businesses and residents, let's take a look at how the City tried to do that before. It's a fascinating pamphlet from the Industrial Club. Click the link and weigh in!The River City News
FRIDAY MORNING'S NEWS
Brand new video showcases our city's historic preservation; Gateway's Downtown location to offer class on how to stop bullying; Covington business shows love for the City in new underwear design; Plus, video of Rand Paul being 'detained'. Those stories and more at the link!
MAINSTRASSE VILLAGE WELCOMES A NEW BUSINESS
From the Mainstrasse Village Association:
MainStrasse Village Association welcomes Matthew Andrews Photography to the Village. They are located at 526 Philadelphia Street.Cute domain name for the business: Matthew Likes You
SEE ALSO: Announcing The Chez Nora February Food Drive. Bring a can good or non-perishable item in February and receive $2.00 off your guest check. Chez Nora is at 6th & Main Streets in Mainstrasse.
HOLY CROSS CONTINUES MARCH TOWARD ANOTHER
Holy Cross takes on Owen County tonight at 8:00PM in the "All A" basketball state tournament. The Indians beat Barbourville by ten last night.
“To me, it looked like we were anxious to shoot the basketball,” (Head Coach Erik) Goetz said after the game about his team’s slow start. “As we talked about at halftime, there was a reason we had so many open 3-point shots in the first half. They wanted us shooting 3-point shots and we played right into their hands in the first half. We did not do what we talked about, which was get the ball inside and work inside out. Combine that with some nervous energy out there and it just took us a while to get going offensively.”Read the full break down from Thursday's game and see video of a sweet dunk at the link: NKY Sports Blog
LISTEN TO THE GAME LIVE AT 8:00 PM BY CLICKING HERE.
Holy Cross football also tweeted this image of the championship ring created in honor of the Indians' state football title this year.