. . . or something like that.
. . . or something like that.
Well, that’s not exactly true, but The Cincinnati Man Blog has basically shut down. Click here to read what is more than likely the final post.
It was a smart ass kind of blog—right up my street—so I’ll miss it. The people who run it are promising another type of blog to replace it.
Yeah, I’m curious. Keep it smart ass.
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On November 11 of 2010, a gentleman visiting the Public Library in downtown Cincinnati started following another visitor at the library—an attractive young woman. He was so attracted to her; he opened up his pants and started masturbating. This happened on the second floor.
Frightened, the woman approached security who apprehended the man. While on the elevator to get him to the first floor, the man pulled an 8 and a half inch knife on the security officers. The officers kept the situation under control and no one was hurt.
Did you read about this in a local paper or hear about it from one of our local news stations? No. I learned of it from a reliable source who works at the library. That source wants to remain anonymous.
On November 19, 2010, at the Covedale branch of the Public Library, five girls entered the library with the intent to be violent and destructive. While fighting, books were thrown off shelves, and tables were overturned. Security could not take care of the situation because there was no security.
A library worker called 9-1-1. It took five minutes for an operator to answer. Even worse, it took the Cincinnati Police Department 45 minutes to respond to the call.
Again, no mention of this violence in local papers or on local television. Again, I received this information from a reliable source associated with the library.
The local media is all too happy to report on events happening at the Public Libraries of Cincinnati, but does very little in reporting the real news—namely violence—that’s happening there. You have the library officials who deal with the media to thank for that. It’s called damage control.
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I’ve enjoyed Pete Hamill’s work for many years and I recently came across this interview where he discusses New York (where he lives), his new novel that’s coming out in May and also his thoughts on web journalists. Click here to read it.
Hamill believes web journalists will make real money sometime in the future. Really Pete? Can you tell me when exactly that’s going to happen? Me and other writers could use that cash right now.
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Let’s put it this way. . . I’m sooooo glad I’ve never got caught up in this mess.
However, in the spirit of the holiday, I will be eating turkey. I have a Dinty Moore turkey and dressing TV dinner waiting for me and it’s ready in only 90 seconds!
What are your plans?
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Gearing up for Thursday, remember “WKRP?” Remember the turkey drop? If not, I’ll refresh your memory for 30 seconds.
As of last Friday, Streetvibes is looking for a new editor as Gregory Flannery has been dismissed.
Flannery, who joined the paper in the spring of 2008, took the street newspaper to another level, winning the prestigious International Network of Street Newspapers award for best feature story of 2008. In May of 2009, Flannery went to Bergen, Norway to accept the award.
Streetvibes is owned by the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless. Josh Spring, Executive Director, conducted the dismissal. At this writing, he could not be reached for comment.
We’ll do a follow up on this story once Spring is reached.
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This is from The Cincinnati Enquirer. . .
Darrel White stood before a judge in a faded black-and-white jail uniform. His hands were cuffed behind his back. His face was visibly pained.
Attorney Herbert Freeman patted the Vietnam vet on the back as the allegations that White, 65, was responsible for the death of his wife of 34 years by failing to care for her were read in court on Friday.
“I did the best I could under the conditions,” White told Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Ethna Cooper.
White waived his right to a trial and pleaded guilty to charges of reckless homicide and the failure to provide care to an impaired person.
White’s wife left Drake Hospital in 2003 when she and her family were told the hospital had done all it could for the woman with debilitating arthritis.
By then, the 51-year-old woman was bedridden after losing her ability to walk five years earlier.
Maggots were feeling on her body. Good God, what a way to go.
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