Had golden-throated hip-hop crooner Nate Dogg not passed as a result of multiple strokes in March of 2011, it's a fair certainty that he would've made an extended appearance at the Coachella-headlining set of Compton cronies Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg this Sunday. Well, Dre and Snoop don't appear to let Nate's shuffling off this mortal coil stop them from making him an integral part of their Indio set. TMZ reports that the G-Funk dynamic duo will be using the latest in hologram technology to project Dogg's image on the stage during the performance. "According to sources, Nate will perform several songs," states the website.

We here at Popdust—especially those of us who have already registered our wristbands for the three-day festival—are very glad to hear about this. It's just not a Dre and Snoop gig without That Voice singing "Eyyyyyyyy / Smoke weed every day." Getting Ne-Yo or Trey Songz just wouldn't have been the same.


The Cincinnati Post (Cincinnati, OH) June 10, 2004 | Saladin, Luke E.

Byline: Luke E. Saladin Post staff reporter Cincinnati is appealing Kentucky's approval of a planned sewage treatment plant in Alexandria, Ky., a move Northern Kentucky officials say will cost the region thousands of dollars and potentially hinder local efforts to correct one of the region's biggest environmental problems.

"Well, I'd say we're outraged, quite frankly," said Jeff Eger, general manager at Sanitation District No 1, the agency building the plant.

"They've already delayed construction by eight months, and now I'm going to have to divert my staff and hire experts to deal with this when we're trying to correct a huge problem right now." The City of Cincinnati, in behalf of Cincinnati Water Works, filed the appeal Wednesday with Kentucky regulators.

A pre-trial hearing has been scheduled for July 13 in front of the Office of Administrative Hearings, a division of the Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet.

The sewer district says the $75 million plant is needed to replace an aging sewer system around Alexandria that routinely overflows during heavy rains, allowing sewage to flow into the region's waterways, including the Ohio River. here cincinnati water works

The system is so bad that the state put a moratorium on new development in southern Campbell County because of the problem.

The moratorium was expected to be lifted when the new plant went online.

Cincinnati officials filed a formal complaint with the Division of Water in November, requesting that the permit not be issued.

City officials said the new plant's discharge into the Ohio River 11 miles upstream from the Cincinnati Water Works' intake in California would harm water quality. site cincinnati water works

The Division of Water issued the permit to Sanitation District No. 1 on May 12.

In its 30-page complaint filed in November, Cincinnati said the new plant would violate federal law.

At issue is whether the plant must comply with the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act or both.

According to the Safe Drinking Water Act, any new significant discharge must be at least 25 miles upstream or .25 miles downstream from municipal water intakes. According to the Clean Water Act and Kentucky regulations, however, the discharge must be only at least five miles upstream.

Based on the complaints, the Division of Water agreed to hold a second public hearing on the issue on Dec. 4, a move that Eger said delayed the project eight to nine months.

Cincinnati worries its intake may be subject to dangerous parasites found in sewage, such as Cryptosporidium.

Eger said the new plant will treat sewage with redundant ultra-violet light, a treatment proven to be one of the most effective in killing such parasites and one which the district isn't required to use.

The district estimated that building a line to discharge the plant's effluent .25 miles downstream from the water works intake would add another $42 million to the plant's cost.

Building a line to discharge the water 25 miles upstream would cost an extra $53 million, officials said.

Eger said the district is still planning to break ground on the plant in the fall, but the state could choose to order construction on the plant halted until the matter is resolved, something Cincinnati requested in its appeal.

If Cincinnati's appeal is denied, it could still file a civil suit in Franklin County Circuit Court to halt construction of the sewer plant.

Cincinnati Water Works Director Dave Rager said Wednesday night he agreed to appeal the case based on recommendations from his staff and water quality experts.

Rager, however, said he had been out of the office due to a family emergency and had not yet studied the appeal and didn't want to comment on it.

Water works staff "told me we had grounds for an appeal and that was good enough for me," Rager said.

Eger suggested Cincinnati's opposition to the plant isn't scientific in nature.

"At this point, you have to wonder if they are trying to hurt the economic prosperity of Northern Kentucky because their arguments are absolutely absurd," Eger said.

"It's hard to think this is about water quality when the existing conditions are deplorable, and we're willing to commit $70 million to clean it up.

"If there are any more delays, it will mean every time we have a major rain event we are going to have sewage bypassing into the community and into our watershed. How does that make sense?" Saladin, Luke E.