Creation versus evolution. That was the topic that occupied Bill Nye, the Science Guy and Creation Museum founder Ken Ham for two and a half hours Tuesday night. The central question was whether creation is a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era.
On the ‘no’ side, Nye pointed to various things science has shown to be more than 6,000 years old as creationists suggest.
An estimated 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust. Six million of them were Jews. Of those, more than one million were children. The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, formed by a group of Holocaust survivors and their families, educates about the Holocaust, remembers its victims and acts on its lessons.
Cincinnati officials will be meeting with bond rating agencies next month to essentially determine the city's credit score for the coming year. That bond rating determines how much it will cost the city to borrow money.
Council Member Kevin Flynn said the process and the rating is important.
"Even if it's a quarter point, we're talking substantial dollars here if we get a reduction," Flynn said.
Right now the city's bond rating is AA, which is a step below the best of AAA. City officials want to maintain the current rating.
In an effort to stem the homicides that have plagued the city first the first of the year, Cincinnati police will increase police overtime, hire officers away from other departments, add a recruit class and revive a gang unit, Mayor Cranley and Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said this morning.
“We want people of this city to know that help is on the way,’’ Cranley said at a city hall press conference packed with neighborhood and community leaders, council members and police officers.