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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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

Grocer offers its first Black Friday promotion

Vail Daily. | Vail Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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CINCINNATI - The nation's largest traditional grocery chain is getting into the Black Friday shopping game. Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. stor...

Minn. ice company to pay $9M in antitrust case

AP | STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MINNEAPOLIS — A packaged ice company has agreed to pay a $9 million criminal fine for allegedly conspiring with a competitor to divide up the ice market in the Detroit area and southeastern Michigan.

The Justice Department says St. Paul, Minn.-based Arctic Glacier International Inc. is the second company to plead guilty to criminal charges stemming from an ongoing investigation into the packaged ice industry. Home City Ice Co. of Cincinnati pleased guilty in June 2008.

The Justice Department says three of Arctic Glacier's former executives also reached plea deals.

The charges against Arctic Glacier and the three former executives were filed under seal Sept. l0 and unsealed Tuesday in federal court in Cincinnati.

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.

Man, woman found dead in Ohio day-care parking lot

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Cincinnati, Home News

FAIRFIELD, Ohio — Police say a man and woman found dead in an SUV parked at a southwest Ohio day care center had both been shot in the head.

The bodies were discovered by a lawn care worker inside the vehicle outside Jelly Bean Junction Learning Centers at around 9:15 a.m., about three hours after the day care center opened.

Fairfield police Lt. Kevin Haddix says there were no other injuries and all the children are safe at the center some 20 miles north of Cincinnati.

The SUV was parked next to a trash bin about a dozen spaces from the front door and in front of a playground. Parents are allowed to pick up their children, but others are still at the center Monday afternoon.

The victims' identities haven't been released and it's not clear if they had any affiliation with the day-care center.

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.

Court to decide on expansion of Miranda rights

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is once again trying to clarify what the long-established Miranda rights require the police to do, with the justices on Wednesday agreeing to decide whether officers can interrogate a suspect who said he understood his rights but didn't invoke them.

The high court agreed to hear an appeal from Michigan prosecutors who had their conviction of Van Chester Thompkins thrown out by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals because police kept talking to Thompkins after reading him his rights – despite Thompkins not verbally agreeing to invoke or withdraw his Miranda rights.

Thompkins was arrested for murder in 2001 and interrogated by police for three hours. At the beginning, Thompkins was read his Miranda rights and said he understood.

The officers in the room said Thompkins said little during the interrogation, occasionally answering "yes," "no," "I don't know," nodding his head and making eye contact as his responses. But when one of the officers asked him if he prayed for forgiveness for "shooting that boy down," Thompkins said, "Yes."

He was convicted, but on appeal he wanted that statement thrown out because he said he invoked his Miranda rights by being uncommunicative with the interrogating officers.

Big East vs Big 12 in 2010 bowl at Yankee Stadium

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — The Big East now has a bowl in its backyard.

A Big East team will face a team from the Big 12 at Yankee Stadium in a new bowl game after the 2010 season.

The conferences and the New York Yankees announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to a four-year deal to play the first bowl in the Bronx since 1962.

The Big East, which has always considered New York its home turf, will send either its third or fourth selection to the yet-to-be-named bowl game. The Big 12 will send its seventh selection to play in the new $1.5 billion stadium.

If the Big 12 does not have enough bowl eligible teams, Notre Dame has agreed to take its place, providing it is available.

Can somebody please throw a block?

AP | JOHN McFARLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If your normally reliable fantasy football stars are struggling, you can probably blame somebody who wasn't on any preseason draft board: linemen.

The early season failures of this normally anonymous bunch is getting the notice of fantasy geeks everywhere, especially owners of Aaron Rodgers. He's been sacked an NFL-worst 10 times and hit a bunch more. Kurt Warner was flawless against the terrible Jags, but the week before his line couldn't stop anybody. Numerous others have looked far from comfy in the pocket.

It's not just quarterbacks who've been regularly confronted by unblocked defenders. First-round picks Steve Slaton (51 yards, 2.0 yards per carry) and Matt Forte (84 yards, 2.2 yards a carry) haven't sniffed the end zone. Willie Parker has 66 yards while tiptoeing for 2.4 yards per carry. Kevin Smith was decent last week, bringing his average up to 2.6 yards a pop.

The good news is, this surely can't last. After all, many struggling lines are the same ones that did well last year and their coaches should adjust. By now coaches are figuring out which 350-pounders need more help or need benching, so it seems safe to assume most of them will fix the problems.

As you wonder how much longer Rodgers can remain upright, here are some players to start and some to avoid in Week 3:

WATCH GOP Rep. Whispers "I Agree With You" To Birther

Think Progress | Victor Zapanta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH) spoke at the Voice of America tea party this Labor Day weekend outside of Cincinnati, OH. Following a tense Q&A session -- du...

The Lottery Question

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Everyone has dreams and desires but usually keep them hidden, back in the recesses of their minds. The lottery question gets those dreams and desires out in the open, on the front burner.

Today Is the Day to Cut Up Your Credit Cards

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

When three people who know about money go to the extreme of not owning any credit cards, others might want to take note.

Dreams of My Absent Father

Don McNay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

When I read the Obama quote about fathers, it made me wonder what side of the equation I fell on. Was I living up to my father's expectations or making up for his mistakes?

Renegade and Dreams of My Absent Father

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

Obama's election was not only a door opener for people of color. It also showed that people with absent dads, or no dad at all, can grow up and live in the White House.

Bait and Switch Business Relationships

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Sometimes entrepreneurs are so focused on a higher goal that they forget about the people who help get them there.

Playing the Hand that Life Deals You

Don McNay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

I've dealt with hundreds of parents of special needs children. They take the hand that is dealt to them. And usually turn that hand into aces.

Have You Seen My Wallet, NYC? How About My Pride?

Jim Watkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Watkins

Honestly I don't know if they'll appreciate my honesty -- my acknowledgment that I made the very mistake I had just spent three days preaching about.