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Cincinnati vs. The World 4.17.12

By Hannah McCartney · April 17th, 2012 · Cincinnati vs. The World

Cincinnatian Jan Christian can speak for the first time in 35 years thanks to a miraculous larynx surgery at the Voice and Swallowing Center at the University of Cincinnati. Christian lost her voice in a car crash when she was 17. CINCINNATI +2 

A British sperm bank founder that fraudulently used his own “goods” to fertilize eggs for patients in the 1940s evidently sired as many as 600 children, according to results of recent DNA testing. WORLD -2 

The underground parking garage at Over-the-Rhine’s Washington Park will open April 27, marking another step closer toward completing the park’s renovations. CINCINNATI +1 

The chin implant is the fastest growing trend in cosmetic surgery in the U.S., according to a report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

More than 20,000 people received “chin jobs” in 2011. WORLD -1 

Covington city leaders are perturbed by the current plan to divert some traffic from the Brent Spence Bridge onto a new span, which would eliminate two Covington exits and potentially decrease the town’s vitality and harm its economy. CINCINNATI -1 

Inmates armed with knives and rifles at a jail in northeastern Brazil took about 100 people hostage after a riot over the weekend. Most of the hostages were relatives of the prisoners, who were visiting when the uprising broke out. WORLD -2

John Watson, CEO of Chevron, earned a reported 52 percent bump in his salary after a “very strong” 2011, bringing his annual income up to about $25 million. WORLD -1 





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