Archive for July 2006

ArtSpike’s Back – Sort Of

July 31, 2006

From June 2002 until February 2004, Arie Vandenberg, founder and chief operating officer of ArtSpike, struggled to put out his bi-weekly publication. While it was never a financial success, it had a loyal following who viewed it as an outlet for the visual arts, creative writing, poetry and opinion.

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Those Lying, Gay Bashing Republicans

July 28, 2006

Lies and innuendo aren’t GOP values, at least not after Republicans are caught using them.

The Ohio Republican Party fired one of its top staffers Thursday for sending a mass e-mail that questioned the sexual orientation of Democratic gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland and his wife.

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Clinton Strategist Pitches for Cranley

July 28, 2006

It’s about raising money, stupid.

James Carville, the bombastic Democratic political strategist and Friend of Bill, will be the featured speaker at a lunch and reception Monday for Cincinnati City Councilman John Cranley. Cranley is challenging GOP incumbent Steve Chabot for the 1st Congressional District seat.

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A Common Thread of Disaster

July 28, 2006

Kevin Sites’ blog entry on the Israeli assault on Tyre, Lebanon is a shocking, disturbing portrayal of war’s cost. The dust covering the faces in these photos gives the subjects a ghastly pale.

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Pool Crisis Averted; Publicity Gained

July 27, 2006

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory and prominent class-action attorney Stan Chesley teamed up this week to raise $140,000 in private donations to keep city swimming pools open this summer.

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Meanwhile in the Free World…

July 27, 2006

I have to say that I’m impressed at Lopez Obrador’s response to the recent Mexican elections.

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Justice Dept. Likes Cincinnati Police Progress

July 26, 2006

Even as Cincinnati is on track for another record-breaking year for homicides, Police Chief Thomas Streicher Jr. took time this afternoon to appear with Mayor Mark Mallory at a press conference on the steps of City Hall to tout reforms the police department has made since the 2001 riots.

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