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On Winning the Lottery, "Sin City" & "Big Money"

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Don McNay has been on a book tour, promoting his book, Son of a Son of a Gambler: Winners, Losers, and What to Do When You Win the Lottery. In a ...

A Teaching Role Model on Teacher Appreciation Week

Don McNay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

The first week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week. One that I was glad to have was Dan Tieman. 34 years later, I still remember his teaching. It made an impact on my life.

Ohio Candidate Rebukes Keith Olbermann for Calling Him World's Worst Person (VIDEO)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

David Krikorian has just had one of those weeks where he has gone from local personality to whipping boy, with the stampede of critics that only the blogosphere can bring.

Betting on a 2010 Kentucky Derby Winner

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Don McNay

Each year, I write a column on Derby Day, and if you have followed my advice, you have lost a lot of money. The large fields at the Kentucky Derby throw logic out the window. Still, the betting system I tour is a good one.

Three 'Skinhead' Soldiers, Another Man Held In Attack On Cincinnati Homeless Man

AP | By LISA CORNWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CINCINNATI (AP)-- A soldier and another man have been arrested in the beating of a homeless man, and two other soldiers are suspects, police said Tues...

Goldman Sachs: Too Big For Jail?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Just because the SEC filed a lawsuit, it doesn't mean they will win. Goldman Sachs could easily prevail. Before we start breaking out the champagne, let's look at what is actually going on.

Gambling in Greater Cincinnati and Lotteries (VIDEO)

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The video talks about the history of gambling in Greater Cincinnati and the author's connection to the subject. It also talks about the death of a Lakeland, Florida lottery winner, Abraham Shakespeare.

Matt James Dead: Notre Dame Football Recruit Dies In Fall From Balcony In Panama City, Florida

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Matt James, a 17-year-old football player who had signed to play for Notre Dame, died Friday after falling from the third floor balcony of a hotel in ...

What Are We Going to Do About Gambling Addicts?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

My solution to gambling addiction would be same one that seems to be helping keep track of sexual predators: A national registry. If widely shared, such a list could prevent addicts from any legalized gambling.

The "Don't Ever Give Up" Business Plan

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Seth Godin, who has helped thousands of entrepreneurs be productive, says that business people never realize that with a little bit of push, they can move past a seeming dead end and reach business success. I hope that is true in my case.

Kentucky's Ultimate Watchdog Journalist

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

In April, Al Cross is being inducted in the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. No one worked harder or longer to gather all the nuances of a story than Al Cross.

Money, Sex and Hot (Broke) Messes

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

People looking to solve financial problems are also looking for empathy. Instead, the message they often receive from books about money is "I'm OK and you're an idiot."

Facing History, and Arizona

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

It is easy to be cowed by mere numbers in the immigration debate. More than 12 million undocumented people reside in the United States. But whether yo...

My Day at the Racino

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

My home state of Kentucky has been knocking around the idea of allowing slot machines at race tracks. I've been to a number of casinos with slot machines. But I had never been to a race track with slot machines, at least until last week.

Valentine's Day and Leaving a Tip for the "Little People"

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Take a good look around and if you're looking down Put a little love in your heart -Jackie DeShannon In the early 1990's, I was one of the nation...

Just Say "No" to Adult Children Wanting Money (Video)

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Why people should not give money to their adult children.

Death By Lottery

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Abraham Shakespeare should have been on top of the world. In 2006, he won $16.9 million in the Florida lottery. Last week, they found his body buried five feet deep under concrete.

Soupy Sales,The First Birdbath: From the Detroit Stories

Lester Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lester Sloan

Soupy's pies were the great equalizers. Everyone wanted to be hit with a pie thrown by Soupy, even Sinatra. No one was too big or important to get a pie in the face.

Marathon Mileposts

NYCity News Service | NYCity News Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A CHILLY START STATEN ISLAND - Just before 6 a.m., small groups of runners spilled out of already-full tents as fresh arrivals clamored for a spot, se...

Bengals living on edge, sitting in first

AP | JOE KAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CINCINNATI — If Limas Sweed holds onto the ball in the end zone or Joe Flacco hits his wide-open receiver down the sideline, nobody is talking about the Cincinnati Bengals as a surprise team. They'd be back in the pack, trying to catch up to the big boys.

Sweed dropped it. Flacco overthrew it. And everyone in the AFC North is chasing Cincinnati, a team that's sitting in first place because of a newfound knack for living on the edge.

The Bengals (4-1) have been the NFL's ultimate high-wire act. Every one of their games has come down to the final 22 seconds. All but once, the final ticks have gone their way. A 17-14 victory in Baltimore on Sunday left the Bengals in sole possession of first place with their best start in four years.

Real? Or mirage?

The Bengals acknowledge that there's luck involved. If Sweed catches the ball in the third quarter, the Steelers are in control and likely headed for another win. If Flacco gets the ball to Mark Clayton with less than three minutes left on Sunday, there's no room for Carson Palmer's brilliance.

Advice for the Unknown Lottery Winner

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

After having overcome trillion-to-one odds, the idea of running through the money would seem silly to most winners. However, studies shows that 90% of people blow all their money within five years of winning the jackpot.

Elderly Jews finally become adults, decades after turning 13

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On the morning of October 15, as young hippie-ish Hasidim beat on drums, singing ecstatically, nine elderly Americans from a retirement village in Cin...

Small Town Values in a Big Time Lawyer

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Don McNay

It could be that President Obama is a small town guy after all. His early adulthood on the south side of Chicago is where he found a "small town" environment that embraced him.

Cavaliers owner presses support for Ohio casinos

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

KENT, Ohio — The majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers is defending a plan to put casinos in four Ohio cities.

Dan Gilbert is a chief investor in the proposal. He will face an opponent during a televised debate Monday at Kent State University.

Rob Walgate, vice president of the Ohio Roundtable policy group, will represent opponents of Issue 3, a ballot issue that if approved would change Ohio's Constitution and allow one casino in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo.

The debate will be taped at 4 p.m. and will air at 10 p.m. on ONN-TV, a news station that is available on cable systems in most Ohio counties.

Supporters of the November ballot amendment say casinos will create 34,000 jobs, while opponents say it will also cause jobs to be lost and would establish a lower tax rate than other states have for their casinos.

Cincinnati LIVE on Twitter: Local News, Sports, People

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Follow the latest in Cincinnati LIVE through our curated Twitter lists: local news, local sports, and local people via tweets. Do you know a tweete...