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4:07 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Reds selling remaining Opening Day tickets Saturday

Great American Ball Park

Fifteen-hundred tickets for the Cincinnati Reds' Opening Day game will go on sale Saturday morning at Great American Ball Park's ticket windows.

There are 1,000 upper deck seats available for $32 each; and 500 standing-room-only tickets at $20 each. There is  a limit of four tickets per customer.

This year's Opening Day game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim begins at 4:10 on Monday, April first.

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Northern Kentucky University
3:27 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

NKU fires AD, will conduct national search for replacement

Northern Kentucky University has fired athletic director Scott Eaton.  University President Geoffrey Mearns said in a letter to the Board of Regents Monday that Eaton was terminated for failure to comply with NKU's ethical principles and code of conduct.  Mearns said the information he received required a swift and decisive response.  

Mearns laid out this timeline in his letter:

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Cincinnati Casino
3:20 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Horseshoe executive says casino doing well

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Horseshoe executives say they're excited about the casino's turnout after the first two weeks of business.

During an update to Hamilton County Commissioners, General Manager Kevin Kline reports the casino is making good on its hiring promises. He says the casino promised to hire 90 percent of its employees from the Cincinnati metro area. Currently, that number is 92 percent.

Kline says the casino is now working with downtown businesses and the convention and visitors bureau on ways to attract more people to the region.
 

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Inside Pitch
2:25 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Rand Paul wins conservative straw poll

WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson
Michael Keating

Kentucky's junior senator, Rand Paul, was the narrow favorite for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in a straw poll this weekend of over 3,000 conservative activists from around the country.

CPAC (the Conservative Political Action Committee) held a three-day gathering in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C.; and participants voted online for who they would like to see carry the presidential banner for the GOP in 2016.

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Politics
9:04 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Howard Wilkinson's weekly chat

Howard Wilkinson
Michael Keating

 Gay rights at the forefront the past several days as Senator Rob Portman announced he was no longer opposed to gay marriage and several Cincinnati Council members decided to boycott the Saint Patrick's Day Parade when a Gay rights group was not allowed to participate.  WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about what it all means politically. 

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