The Torch
4:42 pm
Sun August 12, 2012

London Games Bid Spectacular Farewell

A view of the Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games on Sunday.
Quinn Rooney Getty Images

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 10:34 am

The closing ceremony to the London Games used fireworks, theatrics and music to celebrate the athletes and their countries who participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

The night included a shout-out to Winston Churchill and a performance from the Pet Shop Boys, to mark the end of two weeks of competition and stunning athletic displays.

The surviving members of the rock band Queen, The Who and the Spice Girls were on the schedule to entertain millions watching around the world.

Update at 5:11 p.m. ET: 'Imagine'

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Sports
4:29 pm
Sun August 12, 2012

Hard Lessons At the Olympics, Like The Metric System

Turkey's Nevin Yanit (from left) United States' Kellie Wells and Russia's Tatyana Dektyareva compete in a women's 100-meter hurdles semifinal. Exactly how many yards is that?
Anja Niedringhaus AP

Originally published on Sun August 12, 2012 4:59 pm

Olympic winners like gold medalist Claressa Shields have said the games were a learning experience, but what were they learning? Hard work? Sure. Sportsmanship? Maybe. The metric system? Certainly not.

U.S. judo competitor Kyle Vashkulat competes at 100 kg, which he knows means he weighs 220 lbs. But does he know height?

"We were in a sauna, and the guy's telling us the height of the boxers, and he's like, 'Yeah, this guy's like, 1.7 meters' — and we're like, 'How tall is that?'" Vashkulat says, laughing.

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Presidential Race
3:32 pm
Sun August 12, 2012

Ryan Brings The Love To Romney's Campaign

U.S. Republican vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan greets supporters during a campaign rally in High Point, N.C., on Sunday.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun August 12, 2012 4:59 pm

Since Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., came on the scene Saturday, Mitt Romney's rallies have felt different. The crowds are bigger. The audience is more raucous. Lines that used to be a routine part of the Republican presidential candidate's stump speech have become rousing battle cries.

At the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, N.C., 1,600 people crowded into the room and thousands more swarmed outside.

"I feel like I'm in Woodstock," gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory exclaimed. "There's a parking jam!"

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Poem by Richard Hague
3:00 pm
Sun August 12, 2012

A Poetry Reading from Saad Ghosen

Saad Ghosen

Saad Ghosn reads a poem by Richard Hague,"Conduit," from the 2012 Book of Poems & Drawings on Peace & Justice

Salsa on the Square
3:00 pm
Sun August 12, 2012

Nicholas Radina

Nicholas Radina

Nicholas Radina, Programming Director of Salsa on the Square, will be releasing the 4th annual cd which will be given away on a first-come first-served basis at the Salsa night event on August 23.  Brian O’Donnell also finds out about the remaining Salsa on the Square schedule and the new book coming out soon entitled Salsanati.

Moscow, Ohio's Own
3:00 pm
Sun August 12, 2012

Maple Creek Artisan Center

Maple Creek Artisan Center

Vickie Ginn from the Maple Creek Artisan Center in Moscow, Ohio, joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to discuss the center’s financial issues and plans this fall.

A Special Movie Event
3:00 pm
Sun August 12, 2012

Until Sadie Blotz

Production of the film "Until Sadie Blotz"

Jane Durrell speaks with Melissa Godoy and Amy Kruep, the forces behind Until Sadie Blotz, a local film that uses Alzheimer patients from DaySTAE as actors.

The Carnegie presents
3:00 pm
Sun August 12, 2012

Xanadu

Xanadu, the stage musical, coming to The Carnegie in Covington

Xanadu, the wonderfully cheesy 1980’s movie musical has been adapted for the stage, and The Carnegie will present the first local production, under the direction of Alan Patrick Kenney. Jim Stump talks roller skating, muses and Gene Kelly with Carnegie Theater Director Joshua Steele.

Cindy Matyi
3:00 pm
Sun August 12, 2012

Celtic Women International

Celtic Women International

Cyndi Matyi talks with Barbara Gray about the local chapter of Celtic Women International.

Musicians Helping Musicians
3:00 pm
Sun August 12, 2012

Play it Forward Foundation

Play it Forward Auction Poster

Brian O’Donnell speaks with Jim Hunt about the upcoming auction on August 17th at the Redmoor in Mount Lookout to benefit the Play it Forward Foundation, which provides financial assistance to area musicians.

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