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Home Sales
1:49 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Home Sales: buyer's advantage shrinking

Greater Cincinnati home sales are up for the fifteenth month in a row. In Cincinnati the gain was bigger at 11% when compared to the same month last year.

Northern Kentucky's sales increase was just 2%. In both places median prices are increasing and home inventories are declining, a sign realtors say indicates the buyer's advantage is starting to shrink.

(Cincinnati)

  • September  2012: Closings: 1,588   Average Price: $158,219
  • September 2011: Closings: 1,430    Average Price: $151,633

(Northern Kentucky)

Purple People Bridge
11:52 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Hotel to span Purple People Bridge

Purple People Bridge
Michael Keating

Efforts to turn the Purple People Bridge into a unique tourist attraction are moving forward.

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Baby giraffe born
9:28 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Zoo baby giraffe has a name

Lulu poses for the camera
Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo's newest addition, a baby female giraffe, now has a name.

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Purple People Bridge
7:18 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Funding for Purple People Bridge Entertainment Complex

photo by Michael Keating
Michael Keating

Kentucky's Lieutenant governor will be in Northern Kentucky on the Purple People Bridge this morning to present a check to help developers proceed with a 100-million dollar entertainment complex.



A release from Representative Dennis Keene says the 650-thousand dollars from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will fund an engineering study that will determine if the historic pedestrian bridge can support the project. The Newport Southbank Bridge company is currently in talks with three developers interested in the project.

Field Notes with Thane Maynard
1:31 am
Fri October 19, 2012

David Quammen's "Spillover"

Author and Cincinnati native David Quammen

Native Cincinnatian David Quammen published his first novel at age 20, but after 3 books, realized the dire situation the world’s environment was in so became a dedicated science writer. His newest book paints a frightening picture of how infectious diseases such as AIDS and Ebola make their way more quickly around the globe, but points out that they begin in wild animals and pass to humans by a process called spillover.

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