by Michael Monks
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BENEFIT FOR POPULAR MAINSTRASSE SERVER FIGHTING CANCER
Karen Johnson is the good-natured, hard-working server you should be lucky to get each time you eat at Chez Nora. She's managed to keep her positive personality in spite of a battle with bone cancer that doctors now say has spread to her brain. But not only is Karen still working at Chez full time, she's also got three part-time jobs. Her bosses at the restaurant have decided that it's time to give her a break!
My goal with this benefit is to raise enough money so that Karen can give herself a little time off! Please come and help, there will be a suggested $3 donation at the door! We will have live music By The Turkeys and Jim Connerly and friends! We may also have a few special guest appearances!The benefit is tomorrow (Tuesday) beginning at 5:00PM. Check out the Facebook event for more info by clicking here.
We will have hourly raffles, split the pot and silent auctions! There will also be free food and drink specials. The entire sum of the sales from the special drink menu will be donated directly to Karen!
FIERY SCENE AT THE CUT-IN-THE-HILL THIS MORNING
No one was hurt, fortunately. Video at the link.
DIXIE HIGHWAY GETS 'OCCUPIED'
The organizers of Occupy NKY took their message to the Ft. Mitchell offices of Sen. Mitch McConnell Sunday:
“This is new, Northern Kentucky is now represented,” he said. “In a lot of ways we are growing and a lot is going underground.” Geffre said the choice of marching to McConnell’s office was deliberate.
“He’s the type of politician we need to get rid of,” he explained.
WOULD WE MISS THE BRENT SPENCE BRIDGE?
A former planning commissioner thinks the region would survive the loss:
What if we just say no? Blow up the Brent Spence. Or turn it into a 21st-century Ponte Vecchio, lined with tchotchke shops. Imagine a stumped-off I-75 that ends Downtown, relieved of the 40,000 smoke-spewing trucks that cross the Brent Spence each day and create a 10-mile-long parking lot too many days a year at rush hour. Turn I-75 from Evendale to the river into a less crowded parkway, without the need to widen every decade or so. Make interstate traffic go by way of I-275, giving Clermont County and Southeast Indiana a chance to share in all that soot and traffic.Cincinnati Enquirer/Don Mooney
BILL WOULD KEEP YOUNG KIDS OUT OF JUSTICE SYSTEM
Kentucky has a penchant for arresting kids under the age of 11. But then, Kentucky has a lot of jerk-face kids! One legislator suggests we need to stop incarcerating them:
In 2009 and 2010, complaints were filed against at least 748 Kentucky children younger than 11 for offenses that included being out of control, minor injury assaults and criminal mischief. Sixty-three of those children were ages 5, 6, and 7, according to a 2011 Herald-Leader analysis of state records. Eight of those children were 5 years old. State Rep. Darryl Owens, D-Louisville, last week introduced House Bill 143, which would prohibit children 10 or younger from being charged with criminal offenses. Instead, those children could be found neglected or dependent on the state for services.Herald-Leader/Valerie Honeycutt Spears
KY STATE POLICE LOOKING FOR FIFTH GRADERS!
...To create posters for missing kids, of course:
Kentucky State Police is looking for fifth grade artists to compete in the National Missing Children's Day poster contest sponsored by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, DC. KSP will select a nominee from Kentucky and forward it to DOJ, where one poster from all state nominated entries will be selected as a winner. The artist of the national winning poster will win a free trip to Washington, D.C and participate in the National Missing Children's Day Ceremony where they will receive an award and a U.S. Savings Bond.press release
MARY MIDDLETON LEAVES LEGACY OF SERVICE AND AFFECTION
From local author Rick Robinson in Northern Kentucky Magazine:
Mary’s death had us talking because she reminded us that people lead best by doing. Her involvement with the Salvation Army is legendary. Mary didn’t just ask people to go out and ring the red bell at Christmas. She went out and rang the damn bell. There was a buzz surrounding Mary Middleton’s death because we were suddenly faced with weighing the civic value of our own lives. We were faced with wondering if we had the same deeply rooted sense of charity and community. We were faced with wondering if we possess the same Golden Rule mentality that Mary Middleton lived daily. All good questions we should strive to answer by leading lives that matter.
SHOULDN'T EVERYTHING IKEA EVER MADE BE RECALLED?
Apparently there is something particularly shitty about the way IKEA's high chairs were constructed:
Home furnishings company IKEA North America Services of Conshohocken, Pa., is recalling 169,000 high chairs due to faulty safety strap buckles, regulators said.Raise your hand if you've ever fallen out of an IKEA product? Wow... that's a lot of hands!
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the ANTILOP high chairs have restraining strap buckles that can fail, allowing a child to fall out of the chair.
Greeves continued: "Those whose homes are infested with the IKEA fittings are mostly young and newly financially independent. They're not careful with their new freedoms. In a spontaneous moment, a chrome Stalaktit seems like a sensible lighting solution. They don't stop to think, 'Hey, this could be something I'll have to live with for the rest of my 20s.'"The Onion
CIDC officials say they are unsure exactly how many U.S. rooms have been claimed by the furniture and décor line, but they fear that the number of homes in which one or more residents have been exposed to IKEA could increase as much as 80 percent by 2008.
"The chances of contact with the infectious brand are increasing rapidly, because very few areas of daily life are safe from the IKEA bug," Greeves said. "The existence of such seemingly innocuous items as IKEA tea lights, napkin rings, desk accessories, and beach-sports equipment dramatically increases the average person's chance of falling prey to IKEA consumption."
NEW DOMAIN NAMES COMING TO A LAPTOP NEAR YOU
The Wall Street Journal:
Jacob Malthouse is also developing a domain-registry start-up. He and two business partners say they plan to apply for dot-eco, a domain they hope will be attractive to companies and nonprofits with eco-friendly products or missions. "We get emails almost every day from people wanting to buy" a dot-eco domain name, says Mr. Malthouse. He and his partners began building the Vancouver, angel-backed start-up in 2007.Michael-dot-Monks is taken.
Mary Iqbal of Fitchburg, Wis., has a start-up dedicated to dot-bank and dot-secure. She thinks the domains will be attractive to financial institutions and large and midsize businesses seeking greater security on the Web, a service she says her domains would provide. "I'm obsessed with this opportunity," she says, adding that several thousand potential buyers have expressed interest in her addresses.
Getting the rights to be a domain registry doesn't guarantee success. A small number of these new dot-anything names may catch on, but it could take years. Many dot-something businesses will likely go bust.
Wall Street Journal
COVINGTON'S CROSSTOWN SHOOT-OUT RESCHEDULED
Last week's Holy Cross-Holmes basketball game was stopped after the first quarter because the Indians' gym floor was too wet. The game will resume with the second quarter on Thursday night at 7:30PM following the 6:00PM JV game.
NKY Sports Blog
HOLMES TO HONOR LONG-TIME ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
From Covington Schools:
Please join the faculty and staff of Covington Independent Public Schools as we honor Ron Madrick for his 18 years of service as Athletic Director at Holmes High School. A reception will take place in the Hartman Room on the lower level of the David Evans Fieldhouse at 6 p.m., Tuesday, January 10. It will be followed by a courtside presentation before the Holmes boys’ basketball game against Covington Catholic at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call 859-392-3162.
SCOTT HIGH SCHOOL'S NEW PRINCIPAL JOINS YOUTUBE
It looks so different!
Check out Scott's YouTube Channel.