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Cincinnati Zoo
3:48 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Celebrate as My-Thai the elephant turns 40

My-Thai enjoys her "cake"
Ann Thompson WVXU

My-Thai, the Cincinnati Zoo's 40-year-old Asian elephant, didn't waste any time knocking her "cake" over and breaking it up. It wasn't long before My-Thai started to devour the cake, brought in by a forklift, and made of frozen gelatin, Kool-aid and mountains of fresh produce and fruit.

Happy reunion

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Infant mortality
2:50 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

County approves effort to reduce infant death rate

Hamilton County health and government agencies are working together to fight high infant mortality rates.

The county's infant death rate exceeds the national average and has for a decade.

Commissioners Wednesday approved a county-wide collaborative that aims to reduce infant death rates.

Commissioner Todd Portune says the multi-agency approach is needed to tackle such a big issue.

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Party in the Park
12:44 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Party in the Park gets underway with expanded season

The Naked Karate Girls start the series tonight and end it August 14.
Courtesy Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Cincinnati's Party in the Park has expanded to 16 weeks and starts today at Yeatman's Cove along the banks of the Ohio River.  It'll run each Wednesday through August 14 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Here's the schedule, which includes country music for the first time:

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Cincinnati streetcar
4:23 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

City manager's ideas for filling streetcar funding gap

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney is laying out how he would find the additional $17.4 million needed to build the first phase of the streetcar project.  

As he suggested during a hearing Monday night it will be from a combination of sources.  

He issued a four-page memo to the Mayor and Council Members Tuesday afternoon with his ideas.

Those include:

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City parking
3:35 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Mayor pitches benefits of Cincinnati parking lease

Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory and other officials held a round table discussion with reporters Tuesday to talk about the benefits of the parking lease for the city.  

They talked about several things including rates, hours and enforcement.  But none of the information was new.  

Mallory was asked why he decided to hold the session now?  He says to get the facts out.

“Particularly when there’s so much misinformation out there about how this plan works,” Mallory said.  “So we can’t talk about the facts enough.”

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