Monday, August 9, 2004

Local news briefs


Catalog system to debut today

The Enquirer

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will unveil a new catalog system today to make it easier for people to locate books.

The library is also changing its circulation policy to allow all materials except DVDs and videos to be loaned out for 21 days.

All branch libraries and the main library downtown were closed over the weekend to prepare for the final transition to a Web-based catalog, which offers many more ways to search for items in the library's collection. The library's improved Web site can be viewed at www.cincinnatilibrary.org.

Project to begin on lung disease

Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center will launch a five-year, $10 million study this month to examine how an abnormally functioning cell can lead to common lung diseases. The study is being funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Dr. Timothy Weaver is principal investigator of the project.

Half-price fee to be Aug. 13-15

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is offering half-price admission and parking from Aug. 13-15. During those three days, admission is $5.75 for adults, $4.50 for seniors and $3 for children ages 2-12, while parking is $3.25. Admission to Dino Zone, which features 20 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, remains at $2 for members and $3 for non-members The zoo opens at 9 a.m. daily. Information: (513) 281-4700 or www.cincinnatizoo.org.

TRAFFIC WATCH

Street rehabilitation continues Monday through Friday during the daylight hours in the Central Business District. Through Aug. 20, watch for workers and traffic delays on Vine Street, between Central Parkway and McMicken Avenue; Central Avenue, between Sixth Street and Ezzard Charles Drive; Fourth Street, between Walnut Street and Central Avenue; Fifth Street, between Walnut and Elm Streets; and Sixth Street, between Walnut and Vine Streets.

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