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Army birthday
3:07 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Washington Park celebration marks Army's 238 years

MAJ (Ret) Sario Caravalho gives special tribute to Vietnam veterans at Army birthday celebration.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

Staff Sgt. Billy Cook, a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq, brought his family to the Army birthday and welcome home ceremony in Washington Park Friday. Tara Cook calls her husband’s 15 months in Iraq “a really long tour,” and worse for her than his more recent year in Afghanistan.  Cook’s wife and three children are happy he's serving stateside as a recruiter now.

Retired Major Sario Caravalho spoke of his three tours in Vietnam and the special men with whom he served during a salute to Vietnam era veterans.

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Solar plane
2:04 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Solar Impulse to make surprise stop in Cincinnati

The Solar Impulse lands at Lunken.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

Solar Impulse, the world's most advanced solar-powered airplane, is on its way to Cincinnati, a surprise stop because of weather issues in Washington D.C. The carbon fiber plane has a wingspan of 208 ft. (like a Boeing 747),  and weighs about as much as a small car (3,527 lbs.) It can fly day and night without fuel or polluting emissions. It is 80 ft. nose to tail.

See it as it flies

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Howard Wilkinson's Political Blog
1:10 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Smitherman to give up NAACP presidency for now

Christopher Smitherman
Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati council member Christopher Smitherman will step down as president of the Cincinnati chapter of the NAACP while he is running for re-election to council.

A number of members of the local chapter have urged Smitherman to leave the NAACP presidency while running for office. In a statement released Friday, Smitherman said he was doing so under a policy adopted by the NAACP's national board of directors in 1968.

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Cincinnati Reds
12:00 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Reds celebrate Vander Meer's double no-hitters

Johnny Vander Meer
Cincinnati Reds

This week marks the 75th anniversary of a feat that is unlikely to be repeated in Major League Baseball - the back-to-back no-hitters thrown by Cincinnati Reds' lefthander Johnny Vander Meer.

WVXU's Howard Wilkinson sat down this week with Greg Rhodes, the Reds' official historian, and Rick Walls, executive director of the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, and to talk about the historic games and how the Reds will mark the anniversary:

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Local News
5:40 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

City objects to further stay in parking case

Sarah Ramsey

UPDATE: 6/13 5:40 pm


Cincinnati lawyers have filed a brief with the appeals court objecting to the plaintiffs' request for a stay in parking case.  The first two paragraphs from the city's request:

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