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Krohn Conservatory
1:54 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Butterflies of Morocco flutter into Krohn Conservatory

Sarah Ramsey

Krohn Conservatory is now featuring "Butterflies of Morocco." The exhibit also highlights the art and culture of Morocco.

General Manager Ruthann Spears says more than a million people have visited the Cincinnati Parks Butterfly Show since it began in 1996. "We expect 90,000 people this year," says Spears. 

"Butterflies of Morocco" will be at Krohn Conservatory from April 20-June 30, 2013.

Higher education
12:43 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

UC's Ono: freeze tuition and sell presidential condo

UC President Santa Ono
University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono is recommending the school freeze in-state tuition rates for the next school year.  

A press release says the Board will vote on the proposal in June.  

The freeze would apply to undergraduate instructional, general, campus life and the information technology and instructional equipment fee.

President Ono also told the board Tuesday he will not accept a salary increase or bonus payment for the next two years.

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Cincinnati Preschool Promise
11:39 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Effort underway to increase access to preschool education

A preschool student works on an art project at Riverview East Academy.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Business and Community leaders are coming together to launch a city-wide initiative to get more - if not all- kids in pre-school.

Studies show children who attend pre-school do better in school and in life. Advocates point out nearly 90 percent of a child's brain is developed before age five but kids typically enter kindergarten at age six.

The Cincinnati Preschool Promise aims to be a public/private partnership.

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Glass Recycling
5:46 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Rumpke to save tons of glass from the landfill

Five to seven semis a day will transport recycled glass from this facility to Dayton for further refining.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Glass makes up 15 percent of what Cincinnatians throw out. Beginning this November, Rumpke will recycle it in a brand new St. Bernard facility that sits on the same site as one that burned down a year ago.


Although Rumpke will also recycle paper, plastics and metals at this facility, a big focus is on glass recycling. Very small, refined recycled glass particles are in big demand by glass container and fiberglass insulation companies.


There are eight steps in the glass recycling process:

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Flying Pig Marathon
5:15 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Flying Pig Marathon addresses security concerns

Iris Simpson-Bush (right) and Tammy Wise with the Flying Pig Marathon discuss safety precautions for the upcoming race.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Flying Pig Marathon organizers say they're taking extraordinary measures to reassess and strengthen security plans.

There will be a larger police presence and extra volunteers to watch out for anything suspicious.

Executive Director Iris Simpson-Bush says everyone is encouraged to bring less.

Participants will have to put items in clear bags if they want them transported from the start line to the finish. Spectators with bags are being warned they could be subject to search.

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