Mallory: Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me
Q: What does Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory have in common with Hans Christian Andersen, soul legend Marvin Gaye, singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris, baseball hall-of-famer Don Sutton, and 19th century writer Emile Zola?
A: He was born on April 2.
We don't know if any of his fellow April 2 birthday boys and girls have ever thrown birthday parties for themselves, but the mayor sure has - for the past 15 years in a row.
He plans a big one Wednesday - the day he turns 46 - at the Vernon Manor Hotel, and, as always, it's all about raising money for his campaign fund.
Hors D'ouevres, refreshments, a cash bar and, presumably, a slice of birthday cake, will be available for the price of $100. Those who are really, really happy that it's the mayor's birthday can be "silver sponsors" at $500 per ticket or "gold sponsors" at $1,000 each.