Junior Chad Thompson and freshman Luke Johanns each earned Atlantic 10 swimming accolades after helping break pool records at the OConnor Sports Complex in Xaviers meet with Wright State last Saturday.Thompson was named the A-10 Mens Swimming and Diving Co-Performer of the Week with Fordhams Shintaro Noguchi. A native of Dekalb, Ill., Thompson won both the 400 individual medley (4:09.29) and the 100 back (52.52). He then teamed with Johanns and seniors David Maxwell and Pablo Morejon to break the pool record in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:23.85.
I took a stroll up Radio Shack today to buy a microphone for my computer, by the way they dont carry them any more. They have sent them all to the Newport store, which apparently is a hotbed for microphone usage.But, that is not the point of this article. It is really about cell phones. I took a short 4 block walk to Radio Shack today and I saw a women almost get mowed down in a crosswalk. I noticed, the driver turned pale, but she didnt appear to hear or see her near brush with death. She was busy talking on her cell. Another women plowed into me when I was coming out of the Carew Tower on Vine Street. I dont think she noticed eithertoo busy talking on the phone. At least she didnt acknowledge the collision or ask if I was all right.
Xavier men's basketball opens its regular season on Friday, November 9. Xavier Athletics will offer discounted tickets for only $10 to all veterans and active military to attend the men's basketball home opener against Fairleigh Dickinson.In appreciation to the men and women who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces, Xavier will provide discounted tickets to Opening Night at Cintas Center for all active duty, retirees, and reserve members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. at Cintas Center.
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University of Cincinnati right-handed pitcher Zach Isler (Union, Ky./Covington Catholic) was selected Tuesday by the Chicago White Sox with pick No. 261 in the eighth round of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, the eighth consecutive year a Bearcat has been drafted.I dont even know what to say right now; Im ecstatic, said Isler. (White Sox area scout) Phil Gulley said that were taking you with the next pick that weve got; congratulations. Im very happy with where I went.
Downtown is "going green" this week and red too! An e-waste recycle event, sponsored by the Eighth Street Design District, takes place tomorrow. Bring your unwanted cell phones, fax machines and other e-items to greensource where Ez Housh and his team will recycle them with help from 2trg, a certified electronics recycler.Students from third to seventh grade will be walking the runway in a recycled costume contest at the Earth Day celebration at Sawyer Point this Saturday, along with more than 70 vendors and exhibitors. I wonder how many Ninja Turtle costumes are still out there?
Freshman Helena Pikhartova (Prague, Czech Republic/Gymnazium Jana Nerudy) set a school record in the 200-yard breaststroke as the University of Cincinnati swimming and diving teams concluded competition at the Pittsburgh Invitational Sunday at Trees Pool.Pikhartova won the womens 200-yard breaststroke after setting a UC record mark of 2 minutes, 14.76 seconds. The previous record was 2:15.68, previously set by senior Josefin Wede (Landskrona, Sweden/Gripenskolan/Auburn) on Dec. 4, 2010 at the Miami (OH) Invitational in Oxford, Ohio. Pikhartovas mark qualifies for the NCAA B cut.
SOTENI International with Indian Hill High School and Cincinnati Country Day School SOTENI Clubs is sponsoring a ride/walk/run.Kilometers for Kenya is a 10K or 20K ride/walk/run on the Little Miami Bike Trail on October 23 from 10 to noon. Proceeds from the event will benefit SOTENIs Sponsorship Program, which enables 40 AIDS orphans in Kenya to go to school. SOTENIs sponsored children are some of the most destitute and at-risk young people in our four Villages of Hope. By participating in Kilometers for Kenya, you can make a difference in these students lives.
Freshman forward Mackenzie Grause (Ft. Thomas, Ky./Highlands) scored two goals to lead the University of Cincinnati womens soccer team to a 4-0 win over Coastal Carolina University Sunday afternoon at Patriots Point Athletics Complex.Cincinnati earned at least a share of the College of Charleston Cup championship with the win after going 2-0 in the round robin tournament. Old Dominion University defeated Coastal Carolina on Friday and also has an opportunity to share the championship with a win over College of Charleston later Sunday.Cincinnati took control of the match from the get-go.
Did you know that there is a resource published here in Cincinnati for keeping track of all charitable events held in the Greater Cincinnati area? It's called the Greater Cincinnati Master Calendar. So for all you event organizers and all of you who are interested in attending, volunteering or sponsoring an event, you can click www.cincycalendar.com.
This incident occurred on December 7th, 2010 8:15pm at the Marathon gas station located at 3431 Warsaw Av.
The victims stated that an unknown person fired a rifle at them while they were inside the gas station. The suspect was described as a male black in his thirties, 6, 210lbs, wearing a brown jacket with fur lining and baggy pants. The suspect fled in a maroon four door Dodge with another unknown suspect.
The University of Cincinnati football will kick off the home portion of the 2010 season on Sept. 11 at noon against Indiana State University and the game will be televised by FOX Sports Ohio.
The two teams will meet for the first time since 1987, a 40-16 Sycamores win in Terre Haute, Ind. UC leads the all-time series 3-1.
The Cincinnati Cyclones, ECHL affiliate
of the NHLs Montreal Canadiens and Nashville
Predators, announced this afternoon that they have
signed forwards Josh Heidinger and Will Ortiz to
standard player contracts.
The Cincinnati Cyclones
used a two goal third period from Mark Voakes to blow
past the Johnstown Chiefs, 5-1, on Sunday night.
Former Johnstown forward Ryan Del Monte notched the
game winning goal in his first game at the Cambria
County War Memorial as a visiting player. Jeremy
Smith turned away 17 shots for the win.
Let's hope that the snow is going to stop soon and we will all be able to get out of our houses. I don't know about you, but I am getting cabin fever.
Hopefully the weather will be better next week and there are new exhibits and opening parties at the Contemporary Arts Center. If you live downtown or work downtown, you can just walk on over and avoid traffic hassles. Check out the exhibit schedule and the preview parties below:
Did you read about the "braintrust" in Appleton, Wisconsin, who decided to surprise his ex-girlfriend with a drive-by shooting of her house. A dumb idea in any case, but even dumber in this guy's case. First, the girlfriend was away at school. Maybe the reason they broke up is because he had absolutely no idea what she was about. Second, he forgot to roll down the window when firing the shot.
So, glass shattered, and the police just had to check glass repair shops to see if he had brought his car in for repairs. He had, of course, and not only that. He filed an insurance claim for the broken glass.
It's a beautiful day in Cincinnati today and it appears that it is also a time for a double celebration. Today is both National Saxophone Day and National Marooned Without a Compass Day. So if you plan on getting lost today, be sure to take your saxophone along and at least you can entertain yourself.
You thought National Deviled Egg Day was big...today is even bigger. It is Local Escalator Day. Today is one of the very few days each year when all of the escalators in Tower Place are working. Get over there quick, I'm sure it won't last long. Somebody must have goofed. There is always at least one escalator down.
This is kind of a weird couple of weeks. Halloween is over, but the Thanksgiving and holiday season has not quite started as yet, except at Macy's of course. They have already had their Christmas trees up for weeks. But, other than that, there's not a whole lot happening. Except, of course, for a day I know you won't want to forget...TODAY, NOVEMBER 2 is '"NATIONAL DEVILED EGG DAY".
There are some great Halloween displays all around town. Send us your pictures and we will share them with your friends and neighbors. Best picture, as determined by our illustrious Cincipulse editorial staff, will receive a $15 gift certificate for lunch at the downtown restaurant of your choice.
Pictures of your little goblins or yourself in Halloween gear also qualify. Contests ends on November 2. Send entries to email@example.com.
UC Quarterback Tony Pike's left (non-throwing) arm has been placed in a cast. He was at practice today and participated. He will continue to practice this week and be evaluated by both the coaching and medical staffs.
His status remains day-to-day.
Goaltender Jeremy Smith made the most of his pro
debut Saturday night, defeating Johnstown on a 22
save performance2-0. Smiths win was even more
impressive as he defeated Johnstowns All-Star
goaltender Kris Mayotte along the way. A pair of
shorthanded goals sealed the victory for Cincinnati
The latest version of Fame! opened last week, and a friend of mine just had to see it. She loved the old T.V. series, and I must say, I thought that was a good show as well.
The scene, again, is a performing arts high school in Manhattan. The film begins on Audition Day, with thousands of hopefuls trying to get into the prestigious school. We see bits and pieces of try-outs of what seems like hundreds of kids, but I couldnt really get a feel for anyone. The teachers conduct the auditions, and we meet Debbie Allen, the school principal; Bebe Neuwirth, the dance teacher; Megan Mullally, the vocal coach; Kelsey Grammer, the piano instructor; and Charles S. Dutton, the acting coach. Misses Neuwirth and Mullally added a bit of spark, but the others could have been played by your local high school guidance counselor.
The new film, Julie & Julia is based on two true memoirs, authored by famous chef, Julia Child, and aspiring writer and blogger, Julie Powell.
The movie drifts back and forth between the lives of Ms. Child (Meryl Streep) and husband Paul (Stanley Tucci) and Ms. Powell (Amy Adams) and husband, Eric (Chris Messina). All four of these main characters are likable, smart and sympathetic, but the lives of the Childs overshadow those of their counterparts throughout the movie.
Health care isn't working for America's middle class. It's too expensive and uncertain -- and it's crippling the economy.
Because Congress is on recess this month, our friends at AFSCME rented an RV and converted it into a mobile action center to crisscross the country -- to states and districts where the most important votes are -- to keep the pressure on.
Travelzoo is also offering discounts on tickets to this week's Women's Tennis Open in Mason.
This discount is valid for Terrace (300 Level) seating at the following day and evening sessions:
Monday, Aug. 10 ... $9 (reg. $18) each
Tuesday, Aug. 11 ... $10 (reg. $20) each
Wednesday, Aug. 12 ... $11 (reg. $22) each
Thursday, Aug. 13 ... $12 (reg. $24) each
For more information visit www.travelzoo.com
Have you seen those ads for the membership in the Automobile Club that are on television right now. If you sign up for membership, you get to enroll a second household member for free. Sounds great doesn't it? That is unless you are already a member, then you get to pay $34 for the second household member.
I have been a member of the Automobile Club for over 30 years (I know I am giving away my age), and for most of that time, I have had a second household member on my membership. In fact, I just got my bill. Thinking that as a good customer I would be entitled to the same offer that they give to new members, I called AAA. I was wrong, no dice. I had to pay $34. Doesn't seem right, does it?
Hollywood Casino sponsored a Coney Eating Contest on Fountain Square today. 12 Hungry guys lined up to stuff as many coneys down their throats as possible in 3 minutes. The Winner shown below, was Joe Lesko (sp) who ate a phenomenal 10 coneys in just 3 minutes.
Hollywood Casino presented Joe with a trophy. When asked how he felt, Joe replied "Full."
Were things a little dark and quiet when you came into your office this morning? Duke Energy experienced a power outage downtown very early this morning...between 1:00 and 1:30a.m. Even though they got the power on quickly, the outage wreaked havoc on many office computer systems, including my own. Servers were down and didn't want to come back up. I wasn't able to update the website until late morning, so I apologize for the old news this morning and hope that your day is going better than mine.
Cincinnati lost one of its most treasured citizens on Sunday. Mr. Harris K. Weston, a partner at Dinsmore and Shohl for more than 50 years passed away. Mr. Weston was 91 years old and sharp as a tack. He was always a gentleman and a scholar and he will be sorely missed in the community.
Up is the latest in a series of spectacularly successful animated films from Disney/Pixar that include Monsters, Inc., Wall-E and Toy Story. All are great fun for the young and young-at-heart, but Up is rather unique unto itself.
I must admit, I was of two minds when I heard about Sandra Bullocks new film, The Proposal. First, I knew I would see it. I really like Ms. Bullock, (and Ryan Reynolds is a real cutie), and sometimes you just need a light, little romantic comedy to make you feel good. Whenever I think of Ms. Bullock, however, I get flashbacks of that horrible little film, Miss Congeniality 2, and I fear shes gone down that inane and ridiculous road again.
This weekend, June 6 and7, is Kids Fest at Sawyer Point. Free activities include face painting, balloon art, music, inflatable slides and much more, so bring the kids. The weather is supposed to be great this weekend.
What better way to celebrate an early summer day, then to stroll through a beautiful English Garden? Well you will have a chance to do just that on June 7 and you dont have to travel across the Atlantic to do it. Just cross the bridge to Villa Hills, Ky.
It's not too late to get downtown and start off the summer on the right note. The P&G Taste of Cincinnati is still going strong today and tomorrow. So get yourself down to Fountain Square and meet old friends and new as you troll all the food offerings. Hours are from noon to midnight on Sunday and from noon to nine on Monday.
If you are looking for a fun event this weekend, get down to the Music Hall Ballroom for Cincinnatis own edition of Dancing for the Stars. Inspired by the popular TV show Dancing with the Stars, Cincinnati celebrities will be waltzing with professional dancers and the audience will vote for the winner.
Our Town Media.com announces the newest addition to their group of hyper-local siteswww.Cincipulse.com. Like other Our Town sites, www.Cincipulse is run by a Local Editor who can update the site throughout the day, 365 days a year.
ITS MARDI GRAS TIME! And since most of us wont be able to make it to New Orleans, we can still celebrate here at home. MainStrasse Village will celebrate Mardi Gras this weekend, Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21