Wednesday, April 21, 2004

News Briefs

Baseball, concert to attract crowds

Joe Nuxhall and Rod Stewart are expected to draw big crowds to the riverfront tonight. A crowd close to capacity is expected for the Reds-Braves game at 7:10 p.m. at Great American Ball Park for Pepsi "Young'' Joe Nuxhall Bobblehead night. And Rod Stewart is sure to draw a slew of fans to his 8 p.m. performance at U.S. Bank Arena. Most parking lots on the riverfront are reserved for those with parking passes to the Reds game. That means Stewart fans will have to park in lots to the west near Paul Brown Stadium, north of Third Street, or south in Northern Kentucky.

Children's Hospital receives $47,000

AFLAC Inc. and Lazarus-Macy's officials presented a check for $47,000 to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Tuesday from the sale of AFLAC holiday ducks. It will be used for pediatric cancer treatment and research. The stuffed ducks were dressed in antlers and red and green scarves and sold at Greater Cincinnati Lazarus-Macy's stores.

Comments sought on school funding

The public is invited to speak about school funding at 6 p.m. tonight to the Governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Financing Student Success. The task force is charged with recommending a school funding system in Ohio and ways to pay for it. The hearing will be in the auditorium at the Cincinnati Public Schools Education Center, 2651 Burnet Ave., Corryville.

Nobel laureate at Walnut Hills

WALNUT HILLS - Stanley B. Prusiner, Nobel laureate and Walnut Hills High School alumnus, presents a lecture at the school at 7:30 p.m. today. Prusiner (Class of 1960) was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1997 for his pioneering discovery of prions, a genre of disease-causing agents that have been linked to deadly brain disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

CORRECTION: College graduation rates on Web

The Web site to look up college graduation rates with the National Center for Education Statistics is An incorrect address appeared in Monday in Local News.

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