Ann Thompson http://wvxu.org en Archdiocese now has petitions protesting new teacher contract http://wvxu.org/post/archdiocese-now-has-petitions-protesting-new-teacher-contract <p>More than 100 people gathered to sing and pray on Fountain Square Tuesday afternoon and then marched to the Cincinnati Archdiocese to turn in petitions protesting the new 2014-2015 contract all teachers at Catholic schools will have to sign.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:04:44 +0000 Ann Thompson 25790 at http://wvxu.org Archdiocese now has petitions protesting new teacher contract Happy Birthday Bravo! http://wvxu.org/post/happy-birthday-bravo <p>The star of Newport Aquarium's new Turtle Canyon exhibit, <strong>Bravo, a 650 pound tortoise, turns 85 Saturday</strong>. He was hatched April 19, 1929 on the Ecuadorian island of Santa Cruz. He arrived at the United States as part of the last group of tortoises exported from the Galapagos Islands.</p><p><strong>He didn't waste any time celebrating</strong></p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 25644 at http://wvxu.org Happy Birthday Bravo! Former NKU Athletic Director sentenced to 10 years http://wvxu.org/post/former-nku-athletic-director-sentenced-10-years <p>Former Northern Kentucky University Athletic Director Scott Eaton pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon in Campbell County Circuit Court to stealing more than $311,000 from the school.&nbsp; He's been ordered to repay the university and has agreed to serve the maximum sentence of ten years in prison.</p><p>Eaton was charged with theft by unlawful taking for diverting&nbsp; university funds for his own use.&nbsp; He was fired in March 2013 for having inappropriate relations with four university employees and a student.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:53:46 +0000 Ann Thompson & Mark Heyne 25600 at http://wvxu.org Former NKU Athletic Director sentenced to 10 years A voice bank for the speechless http://wvxu.org/post/voice-bank-speechless <p>An effort is underway to give individuality to people who have to use a computerized voice box to speak.</p><p>Just in the United States alone there are several million people who have lost their voice because of cerebral palsy, stroke, brain injury and more. If they are lucky enough to have a computerized voice chances are their voice sounds very similar to somebody else who also uses a computer.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 25377 at http://wvxu.org A voice bank for the speechless Judge keeps same-sex marriage recognition ban in place, during appeal http://wvxu.org/post/judge-keeps-same-sex-marriage-recognition-ban-place-during-appeal <p>Federal Judge Timothy Black&nbsp; has decided Ohio's same sex marriage recognition ban will remain in place while his decision is being appealed. <strong>(meaning same-sex couples cannot go to other states, get married and have those marriages recognized in Ohio during the appeal of this case)</strong> The exception is the four couples who sued. Their marriages will be recognized and their names will go on the birth certificates of their children.</p><p><strong>From Judge Timothy Black's decision</strong></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:34:05 +0000 Ann Thompson & Mark Heyne 25530 at http://wvxu.org Judge keeps same-sex marriage recognition ban in place, during appeal