Want a dollar with that coffee?

Last Friday, the new Fountain City Coffee shop in The Landings was giving away coffee for its grand opening. On Saturday, the new Starbucks on Bradley Park Drive followed suit. But an even newer coffee place is upping the ante.

Today I'll be heading to the latest addition to Columbus caffeine addiction, a place called Jittery Joe's. Today only they're actually giving a dollar to everyone who'll come drink a cup of their house blend joes. Today, choose from Manchester Expresso, Joe's Jitterless Decaf or Rico Suave's Breakfest in Bed Blend.


- Brad Barnes


Tonight, I'm showing off my Apple Bottom jeans, boots with the fur, baggy sweatpants and Reeboks with the straps.

It's the Flo Rida concert celebrating the grand re-opening of the Bradley Theatre. Plenty of the $5 tickets were still available at press time.

Hip-hop artist Flo Rida, known for hits like "Low," will be joined by local rock cover band 5ive Pipers Whisky Haze. The show starts at 9 p.m.

After-parties will be held at Knockin' Boots, Rumors, Muldoon's and The Beefstro — local venues that are also having grand re-opening parties tonight.

- Sonya Sorich


This Tuesday, don't let the anguish of another work week get you down. Raise your spirits and your self-esteem by making the world a better place.

Volunteerism is one of the best ways you can improve yourself and the world we live in. Think of the children, the poor, malnourished reprobates that line our gutters and swim in our sewers. They need our help — they need your help.

The mean streets of Columbus are no place for little boys and girls. Spend today loading them up in a van and drive them to another state, where they'll become someone else's problem. It's such a little thing that will focus our tax dollars on more worthy projects, such as a $30 million Taj Mahal for the school board. Or perhaps a raise for our government leaders.

This way, the homeless will no longer stare longingly at you from a street corner, making you feel uncomfortable as you drive to your $250,000 home. Think of the children — won't you?

- Alan Riquelmy

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