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Colonel Bateman, an active military commander, penned a piece for Esquire magazine in which he promised to push for a total ban on all firearms besides muskets, shotguns and rifles, and shut down all gun manufacturers except for those who produced weapons for the federal government and the armed forces.
(photo from Capital Link World)
A Chicago bar has apologized after they employed a controversial sign to draw customers in on the 72nd anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the sign was eventually removed. The owner has now issued an apology.
“Some guys thought it would be clever,” Murphy told the Tribune. “Obviously we are ashamed.”
As the driver opens his door to exit his car and confront the young assailants, an unidentified individual dumps a tub of snow on him. The man is then pelted with additional snowballs as he tries to speak with the young crowd.
“The University of Oregon takes the conduct of its students seriously. Consequences are clear for those whose actions reflect poorly upon the university or violate its standards for student behavior,” Shang added in his statement. “However, until the facts of the snowball-throwing incident are sorted out, it would be premature to speculate about any potential outcomes in this case.”
NOTE: THIS ACTUALLY CAME FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST!
The Obama administration reportedly wants new trade standards that would grant radical new political powers to corporations, up the cost of prescription medications, and restrict bank regulation — and apparently with hardly any international support
The Federal Transit Administration will give Cincinnati until Dec. 19 to make a final decision on the streetcar before yanking up to $40 million in funding slated for the project. Read the rest of the story here.
Gracie Patton is wanted for Felony Probation Violation. She was originally charged with Possession of Heroin. Officers say Gracie had been hiding heroin in her bra. She has previous arrests for theft, interference with custody, and trafficking in drugs. Gracie Patton is a female white, 33 years old, 5’6” tall, and 145 lbs. Gracie’s last known address was on Davis Avenue in Cheviot.
Downtown and Over-the-Rhine - Weekend Events for December 6, 2013
Macy’s Downtown Dazzle on Fountain Square
Saturday, December 7 and 14, 6:30 pm
Forget the chimney! Santa rappels down the side of the 525 Vine Building at 6:30 pm, followed by a fireworks show. This free, family fun show lasts about 20 minutes. Come early to hear the Deer Park Show Choir and Band, and the Mount Notre Dame chorus perform at 5:45 pm before the show begins on Saturday on Fountain Square.
Story time with Mrs. Claus at Macy’s Fountain Place
505 Vine Street, third floor
Saturday, December 7 and 14 at 7:00 pm and 7:45 pm
FREE! After the fireworks, head in to Macy’s Fountain Place for story time with Mrs. Claus.
Weekend Carriage Rides at the Corner of Fifth and Race Streets
Saturday and Sunday, December 7–8, 14–15, 21 -22
Noon–5 p.m. (Final boarding at 4:45 p.m.—please arrive early!)
FREE! Enjoy free horse-drawn trolley carriage rides through the heart of the city.
Holly Jolly Trolley
Saturday, December 7, 14 and 21, noon—5 pm
Boarding in front of The Westin Cincinnati
Fourth, Fifth, Pike and Elm Streets
FREE! Ride the trolley and see all the downtown sights.
Believe Day at Macy’s
Friday, December 6
Based on the New York Sun’s famous “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” editorial, believers of all ages are invited to drop off letters to Santa at Macy’s. For each letter received, Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Gift Wrap for a Cause with SPCA
Saturday, December 7, 14 and 21, noon—5 pm
Carew Tower Arcade, 441 Vine Street
Gift wrapping goes to the dogs (and cats)! Let the elves from the SPCA wrap your gifts while you visit with adoptable animals. Donations welcome. Fans of The Hobbit on your list? There will be special wrapping paper from the upcoming movie.
Caroling in the Quarter and Main Street Shop and Stroll
Saturday, December 7, throughout the afternoon
Come to Over-the-Rhine and enjoy the restaurants and shops as local choirs and roving carolers perform throughout the neighborhood, stopping in stores along the way, spreading holiday cheer.
Over-the-Rhine Main Street Merry Market
Saturday, December 7 and 14; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1329 Main Street
A Saturday "pop up" shop market on Main Street featuring a juried selection of craft vendors.
Caroling in the Park
Fridays and Saturday to December 21, 6 to 8 p.m.
Different local choirs perform holiday carols in the Bandstand in Washington Park.
Christmas Saengerfest with the American Legacy Tour
Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7
Venues include: Memorial Hall, Christian Moerlein Brewery, St. Francis, Nast Trinity, and First Lutheran
Saengerfest is a German tradition that celebrates choirs and singing groups, and historically Cincinnati has been known for hosting the event that attracted visitors across the country. On December 6 and 7, you will have to opportunity to celebrate this beautiful tradition with more than a dozen of the most talented choirs in the Cincinnati region with just one ticket! Shuttles operating among various performance venues in Over-the-Rhine will be available.
Around the World in 80 Days
Ends January 4
1127 Vine Street
Phileas Fogg discovers a wider world in a family friendly musical at the Ensemble Theater.
RedsFest at Duke Energy Convention Center
Friday, December 6 from 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday, December 7 from 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Redsfest is the official annual winter warm-up of the Cincinnati Reds. There are games and activities for Reds’ fans of ages, including interaction with past, present and future stars of the Cincinnati Reds. Autograph sessions will feature Aroldis Chapman, Zack Cozart , Johnny Cueto, Todd Frazier and Joey Votto. Buy Reds memorabilia, test your baseball skills including speed pitch and batting cages. Proceeds benefit the Reds Community Fund. Since its inception in 2001, the Community Fund has been dedicated to improving the lives of youth through its baseball-themed outreach efforts.
Two-day passes are $25 for adults and $12 for kids (ages 4-12). Single-day admission is $17 for adults and $7 for kids. Children 3 and under are admitted free. Buy tickets online at http://www.reds.com/redsfest or at the door. Two-day passes also include a free ticket to an April 2014 home game.