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Baby giraffe born at Cincinnati Zoo

Apr 28, 2014
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The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden welcomed a new female giraffe calf Monday morning.  Just before 4 a.m., Tessa started showing signs of labor and by 7 a.m. the baby started to emerge.  This is Tessa's third calf.

Here's the first video of the Zoo's newest addition:

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There are just a few days left to cast your vote in the Cincinnati Preservation Association's 50 for 50.  The aim is to pick the top 50 historic buildings and sites that help define the city.  Music Hall, the Museum Center at Union Terminal, and the Roebling Suspension Bridge are just a few of the sites on the list.

The top 50 will be part of CPA's 50th anniversary exhibit this fall at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

As of Thursday, early absentee ballots cast in Hamilton County in the May 6 primary were down 80 percent from what they were four years ago.

Democrats say this is explained by the fact that, unlike the May 2010 primary, every voter in the county was not mailed an absentee ballot application by the Hamilton County Board of Elections.

Republicans say it is simply a matter of no big candidate race or ballot issue driving early voters to get their ballots and mail them in – that this is, in fact, a ho-hum election.

The numbers are really striking.

Howard Wilkinson

Mayor John Cranley wants Cincinnati City Council to approve $1.9 million for five bicycling projects in the city.

The largest amount of money, $1.1 million, would go to kick-start the Cincy Bike Share program, while $200,000 would go toward four other bike trails – Wasson Way, the Oasis Corridor, Mill Creek and the Ohio River Trail West.

“We’re on the cusp of being thought of as one of the country’s most bike friendly cities within the next 10 years,’’ Cranley said this morning at a City Hall press conference, where he was surrounded by advocates for all five projects.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

UPDATE: (4/25/14)

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today called on Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis Schnurr to remove the so-called “morality clause” from Cincinnati Catholic school teacher contracts for the 2014-2015 school year. The group will gather outside the Cincinnati Hamilton County Public Library this afternoon at 3:30 and will walk to the Cincinnati Archdiocese to deliver its petitions with 30,000 signatures.

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