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Tricorder
4:00 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Take charge of your health with a tricorder-like device

UC researcher Jason Heikenfeld, center, tests the sweat-sensor communication with a smart phone. At right is student Daniel Rose. At left is Dan's brother, Roger Rose.
Dottie Stover, University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati researchers are developing a Star Trek-like tricorder device to help you monitor your own health.


The tricorder, known for its ability in part to diagnose disease, isn't so futuristic anymore.


Diamond Select Toys simulates the sound of the Star Trek device. "Captain, we're picking up very light tricorder readings."

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Politics
11:00 pm
Sat February 16, 2013

Streetcar bids set off a wildfire in mayor's race

You had to know that this $110 million streetcar project was going to run straight down the middle of this year’s Cincinnati mayor’s race.

One candidate, Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls, has been an ardent supporter. The other major candidate, John Cranley, has been a vocal opponent.

At the moment, though, the streetcar appears to have jumped the tracks.

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Horse Racing
3:36 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Turfway's Spiral Stakes purse increases

Went the Day Well racing in the 2012 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park.
Credit Pat Lang Photography / Turfway Park

Turfway Park and Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino are partnering in an attempt to boost attendance and attract big name race horses to its premier event.

Turfway Marketing Director Jack Gordon says the casino is investing more than $150,000 to bring the Spiral Stakes purse to $550,000.

"When that purse structure goes up at your property, bigger horses - it really gains more popularity out there in the horse industry - go to those races that have the bigger purses," says Gordon.

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Politics
2:38 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Elections board questions "double-voters"

The Hamilton County Board of Elections heard sworn testimony Friday afternoon from five of 18 voters who cast two ballots in the November election as part of an investigation that could lead to criminal charges.

Almost all of the voters being investigated cast absentee ballots and then showed up at their polling places on election day and were given provisional ballots by poll workers - which they were required to do.

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WVXU
1:20 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Kentucky lawmakers consider Instant Racing to pay for pensions

Kentucky House leaders are considering legalizing Instant Racing across Kentucky to help plug the funding gap in the state's pensions.

Instant Racing is a slots-like game currently played at two Kentucky tracks, Ellis Park and Kentucky Downs. The legality of the game is also currently being litigated at the Kentucky Supreme Court.

But if the General Assembly passes a bill authorizing it, the court case would be moot.

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