Monthly Archive: August, 2009

Real Estate Agents Charged

The case of two men accused in connection with an attack on a homeless man in downtown Cincinnati on Aug. 8 is scheduled for a pretrial hearing Sept. 9. Henry Davis IV, 26,… Continue reading


By Gregory Flannery Editor Keeping Us Safe from Terrorist Toothpaste I was packing a six-ounce tube of Close Up toothpaste when I tried to board a flight at Dayton International Airport July 30.… Continue reading

First the Banks, Now the Rest of Us

Federal Reserve officials hear victims of housing crisis By Dave Scharfenberger Contributing Writer Last year, in a plan designed by the Department of Treasury and the Federal Reserve, the federal government, bailed out… Continue reading

Street Papers Growing Across USA

Circulation keeps growing as larger newspapers struggle By April Dudash Contributing Writer Three men with three difficult pasts stand in the streets. One didn’t have enough money to pay rent, and he couldn’t… Continue reading

The Iraq War Still Goes On, Now With Corporate Sponsorship

So does homelessness in U.S. cities By Dan La Botz Contributing Writer In early June I flew to Sacramento for an interview with the Argentine Discovery Channel. They’re doing a documentary on César… Continue reading

Imaginary Chats & Real Compassion

Soup kitchen offers unexpected opportunities By Angela Pancella Contributing Writer Pat Wakim is executive director of the Over-the-Rhine Kitchen and the Walnut Hills Kitchen and Pantry. For about 18 years a gentleman named… Continue reading

Hope, Health Care, Sloppy Joes

Anthony House helps homeless youths find homes By Will Kirschner Contributing Editor Six teenagers sit in the living room of a home chatting, browsing Facebook and eating sloppy Joes. What breaks the normality… Continue reading

Eight Minutes with a ‘Homeless’ Millionaire

How a finance guy befriended the homeless and gave them a newspaper and hope By Margo Pierce Contributing Writer The guy holding open the door was wearing a yellow baseball cap with a… Continue reading

Walking and Smoking

A few random encounters By Larry Gross Contributing Writer Take a cigarette out of your pack, light it, then take a walk in downtown Cincinnati. You might have a few odd encounters and… Continue reading

Letter To The Editor

To the editor: I was shocked recently on a Sunday in July after coming back from a Poor People’s Conference in Louisville and needing an emergency bathroom stop because of a stomach virus.… Continue reading