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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

NEWS ROUND-UP -- TUESDAY MORNING 28 AUGUST


THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
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by Michael Monks 
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GROUND IS MOVING AT DEVELOPMENT IN COVINGTON'S EASTSIDE
Work continues in the early stages of the River's Edge at Eastside Pointe mixed-income housing development. The first tenants are expected to move in next spring.



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DON'T MISS MONDAY EVENING'S NEWS!
Photos of the remnants of a longtime Covington business destroyed by fire Sunday; Plus, why investigating the fire's cause would have been extremely difficult. That story and much more including a new online video series for the Holmes Band, at the link.
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QUICKIES
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CVG Airport runway paved with potential Cincinnati Enquirer 
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Covington lawyer loses claim to class action fees from the Diocese of Covington sex abuse scandal Cincinnati Enquirer 
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Former Commonwealth's Attorney Harry Rankin has died Facebook & Obit  
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Kentuckians to address the Republican National Convention Tuesday & Wednesday Herald-Leader 
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Police: KY women used kids to shoplift WKYT 
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Highland Heights hopes for economic boost from NKU's NCAA Division I status Cincinnati Enquirer 
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It's gonna be a long year for UK football if these predictions hold up Herald-Leader 
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Book: a year in the life of Kentucky's minor league baseball teams, including the Florence Freedom WFPL 
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WHITE SUPREMACISTS FROM NKY TO RALLY IN OHIO
Ugh:
The brutal beating of a man by a group of young teenagers who said they did it because they were bored has shaken the Cincinnati suburb of North College Hill and stirred some to question why police aren't investigating the attack as a hate crime.
Now nearly two weeks after the beating, the small working-class city is bracing for two opposing rallies Friday, one organized by a self-described white separatist who says he wants to draw attention to "hate-crime hypocrisy."
"The rally is meant to be a way in which white citizens can gather and express their discontent with the problem of black-on-white crime, as well as the censorship and downplaying of these crimes by the media and police/government officials," wrote Robert Ransdell, of Florence, Ky.
Full story: AP/Amanda Lee Myers 
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AMOUNT OF FOOD WASTED AFFECTS HUNGRY KENTUCKIANS
A new study shows that Americans throw away 40% of their food:
The research from the National Resources Defense Council also suggests the average family of four wastes more than $2,200 worth of food annually.
"Well, its a shame," said Rev. Michael Barnette of Hazard's New Hope Church, which has a food bank. "Of course a lot of that food, there's no way to get it in the hands of the people that need it."
And with the recent drought causing food prices to tick upward, fewer and fewer people can afford to waste any part of a meal.
Full story with video: WKYT 
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SEE ALSO: Why don't Americans recycle? GOOD 
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PTA HOSTS COOKOUT AT JOHN G. CARLISLE ELEMENTARY
Via Covington Independent Public Schools:
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WHACKBURGER WANTS PHOTOS OF YOUR FAVORITE BURGER!
The trendy new burger place on Madison Avenue (5 stars, by the way!) is holding a contest. Check out the photo for details:
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Check out Whackburger on Facebook 
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SEE ALSO: Here's a great deal -- 50% off Totter's Otterville click here 
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF SHORTENING "NEIGHBORHOOD"
Is it the 'hood or is it the... nabe?
Real-estate blogs like Curbed rely heavily on "nabe." The Chicago Tribune has used the word, as has the Dallas Morning News and the Salt Lake Tribune. Generally, these publications do so "unglossed": without placing nabe in quotation marks or defining it in running text, indicating its general acceptance. There’s a national website for house-hunters called NabeWise.
It turns out nabe is not, as I had cynically hypothesized, a word invented by the incoming urbanites of the ‘90s and the real estate brokers who found them apartments. Nabe was not, at least initially, intended as a deracialized alternative to our more common shortening of neighborhood: "hood." So where did nabe come from, and why do we use it? Is there a difference between the way we use nabe and hood? Should there be?
Full story: The Atlantic Cities 

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