Wednesday, May 5, 2004

Neighbors briefs



Cruise for survivors of cancer set for June 6

Cancer survivors can celebrate another year of success battling their illness by taking a cruise June 6 on the Ohio River.

The annual riverboat cruise, which has attracted more than 700 people in past years, is part of National Cancer Survivors Day, an event sponsored by several national and local cancer organizations and health services.

Tickets are $10 each. To register, call (686-5555 or check www.cancersurvivorsday.com.

Classical guitarists at UC Clermont today

BATAVIA - The Classical Guitar Ensemble of the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music will present a free program at noon today at UC Clermont's Krueger Auditorium, 4200 Clermont College Drive. A group of 12 guitarists, all majoring in classical guitar, will perform individually or in duos, trios, and quartets.

Land in flood plain eligible for insurance

LOVELAND - Property owners in the flood plain will keep their eligibility for federally backed insurance.

City Council recently adopted an ordinance that included minor revisions to a model law that was being promoted by state officials.

Loveland officials had expressed concern that a federal expansion of the flood plain along the Little Miami River jeopardized plans to revitalize historic downtown because it would make construction more expensive.

An ad hoc committee was formed to research options, while property owners risked being dropped from the National Flood Insurance Program if Loveland missed a May 17 deadline to pass a new ordinance.

The federal expansion was part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's new 100-year flood plain maps for Hamilton County.

The map expansion shows worsened flood risks in some areas.




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