Why is she in the news?
It has been six weeks since the city turned off Nicole Hill's water.So Nicole here has no money for her water bill but she appears to have plenty of money for tattoos, her nails and hair coloring.
Dirty dishes are piled in the sink of her crowded kitchen, where the yellow-and-green linoleum floor is soiled and sticky. A small garbage can is filled with water from a neighbor, while a bigger one sits outside in the yard, where she hopes it will collect some rain. She's developed an intricate recycling system of washing the dishes, cleaning the floor and flushing the toilet with the same water.
"It's frightening, because you think this is something that only happens somewhere like Africa," said Hill, a single mother who is studying homeland security at a local college. "But now I know what they're going through — when I get somewhere there's a water faucet, I drink until my stomach hurts."
Given her seemingly poor choices in life, do you think Nicole pulled the chain for Romney or Obama?