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Environment
2:33 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Turning a parking lot into an oasis

Credit Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Generally speaking, parking lots don't absorb a lot of rainfall.  Instead, the water is either directed into a retention pond or into the nearest gutter and eventually goes into the local water treatment system.  The influx of water, even from light rain, puts extra stress on the already taxed infrastructure.

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environmental issues
1:07 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

NKY hazardous waste drop off Saturday

Northern Kentucky residents can drop off household hazardous waste items at a collection event Saturday in Florence.

It takes places from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at UC Health Center (former Freedom Center) at 58 Cavelier Blvd.

The drop off is for residents of Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties.  Participants must print off a registration form for the event.  

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Children's
9:58 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Cincinnati scientists create a human stomach in lab

Dr. Jim Wells, principal investigator and a scientist in the divisions of Developmental Biology and Endocrinology at Cincinnati Children’s.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center researchers have perfected a technique they were working on more than two years ago, as reported in this story by WVXU, using pluripotent stem cells to generate functional, 3D human stomach tissue in a lab. Before they generated human intestinal tissue, now that they have made stomach tissue.

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University of Cincinnati
5:24 am
Fri October 31, 2014

University of Cincinnati celebrates mascot's 100th birthday

The Bearcat poses in front of a statue on campus with the Cincinnati Zoo's binturong, Lucy.
Credit University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is marking the 100th anniversary of its mascot.

The 'Bearcat' was born during a football game on Oct. 31, 1914 by a cheerleader encouraging the crowd to get behind fullback Leonard “Teddy” Baehr.

From the University of Cincinnati archives:

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Politics
5:00 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Rechtin challenges incumbent Pendery for Campbell County judge executive

Ken Rechtin (l.), Steve Pendery (r.)

About Campbell County:

Campbell is the easternmost of the three Northern Kentucky counties that border the Ohio River at Cincinnati. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the 2013 population at nearly 91,000. There are 15 cities in the county; and it also includes substantial amounts of rural areas and farm land. According to the 2010 Census, the median household income from 2008 to 2012 was $53,580, compared to the statewide average of $42,610.

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