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Gay Marriage
5:31 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Senator Rob Portman now supports gay marriage

U.S. Senator Rob Portman
Official Portrait

CNN is reporting Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio now supports gay marriage.  Portman says he's had a change of heart since learning one of his sons is gay.  See the story here. 

In an editorial in the Columbus Dispatch, Portman writes:

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City Parking
9:36 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Cincinnati parking lease heads back to court

A Hamilton County Judge will hear arguments Friday morning before deciding whether to issue a permanent injunction that would prevent Cincinnati from moving forward with a parking lease Council approved last week. 
 
Judge Robert Winkler issued a temporary restraining order just minutes after the council vote.
 

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Politics
3:43 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Sittenfeld begins effort to restore state funding cuts

P. G. Sittenfeld
Sittenfeld's facebook page

Cincinnati City Council member P.G. Sittenfeld - joined by elected officials from several of Ohio's major cities - has created a web site to drum up public support to restore all of the the nearly $3 billion in cuts to the Local Government  Fund made by Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio legislature two years ago.

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Cincinnati Zoo
2:57 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Fur company helps Cincinnati Zoo baby adapt

Gladys in the midst of the faux fur.
Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo's baby gorilla could have an easier time adapting to zoo workers in the nursery now that they are wearing more realistic fur vests and coats.

Donna Salyers' Fabulous Furs is providing faux fur vests and coats designed to make zoo handlers more realistic surrogates for baby Gladys. The tiny gorilla will learn to hang on to the furry outfits while in the nursery.

The Zoo says, "Vests are incredibly important to Gladys' gorilla-fication."

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Opening Day
2:47 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Military flyover hiatus won't affect Opening Day, say Reds

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Military flyovers have become a standard part of major sporting events. But now the military is telling its elite air units to 'stand down' because of the sequester.

That means no special appearances at popular air shows and no military flyovers at baseball games, NASCAR races or soccer matches.

The Air Force, for example, says the Thunderbirds are canceling all performances effective April 1.

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