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Ohio River Swim

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Mimi Hughes: swimming for women’s education
by Rebecca Feldhaus, WKMS (Cairo IL), 19 July 2010

Mimi Hughes completes Ohio River swim
by Kay Campbell, The Huntsville Times, 19 July 2010

Woman Swims Entire Ohio River
by Jeff Stensland, WSIL TV, 19 July 2010

Tennessee woman completes 981-mile Ohio River swim
Chicago Tribune, 18 July 2010 (example Associated Press story, which gives
Mimi’s age as 45 instead of 54)

Swimmer finishes Ohio River adventure
by Denise Smith Amos, Enquirer – Cincinnati.com, 17 July 2010

Mimi Hughes finishes Ohio River swim safely at 4:40 p.m.
by Kay Campbell, The Huntsville Times, 17 July 2010

Long-distance swimmer finishes up one long journey
by Maria Sciullo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 17 July 2010

Light at the End: Mimi Hughes nears final miles of Ohio River
by Kay Campbell, The Huntsville Times (Huntsville AL), 16 July 2010

Ohio River Swimmer Reaches Metropolis
by Jim Hall, West Kentucky Star.com, 16 July 2010

Ohio river swimmer speaks with Local 6
by Mike Vick, Local 6 – WPSD, 15 July 2010

Woman swims Ohio to raise awareness
by Emily Patton, The Union County Advocate (Union County KY), 14 July 2010

Ohio River swimmer breaks at Cave-In-Rock
by Brian DeNeal, The Daily Register (Harrisburg IL), 13 July 2010

Tenn. Teacher Swimming Length Of Ohio River
WSMV-TV (Nashville TN), 13 July 2010

Teacher nears end of swim down Ohio River
Carmi Times (Paducah KY), 13 July 2010

Hughes’ Ohio River Swim Brings Her To Our Region
by Donna Groves. West Kentucky Star.com, 12 July 2010

Ohio River swimmer to reach Old Shawneetown by Saturday
by Brian DeNeal, The Daily Register (Harrisburg IL), 9 July 2010

Cause drives swimmer: Tenn. woman’s latest voyage to boost life skills, education awareness
by Sarah Brubeck, Evansville Courier & Press (Evansville IN), 8 July 2010

Woman Swimming Length of Ohio River in Tri-State
by Michael Konopasek, FOX7 WTVW (Evansville IN), 7 July 2010

Woman swimming length of Ohio River reaches 800-mile mark
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7 July 2010

Woman’s in the swim for cause
by Dariush Shafa, Messenger-Inquirer.com (Owensboro KY), 5 July 2010

Ohio River swimmer taking a rest in Owensboro
by Darius Shafa, Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro KY), 3 July 2010

Mimi still swimming
by Bill Utterback, Beaver County Times (Beaver PA), 1 July 2010

Tennessee woman stops in Louisville while swimming 981 miles of the Ohio River
by Kelsey Starks, WHAS11.com (Louisville KY), 27 June 2010

Ohio River swimmer stops in E’town
by John Friedlein, The News-Enterprise (Elizabethtown KY), 29 June 2010

Woman swimming length of Ohio River passes through Louisville on Saturday
by Christine Wright, WHAS11.com, 26 June 2010

Mimi Hughes, 54, passes through Louisville while swimming the length of the Ohio River
by Marcus Green, Courier-Journal (Louisville KY), 26 June 2010

Ohio River swimmer hopes journey brings her message to others
by Peggy Vierebome, The Madison Courier.com (Madison IN), 24 June 2010

Ohio River Swimmer first one to attempt all 981 miles
by Cheri Lawson, WNKU.org (Highland Heights KY), 23 June 2010

Ohio River swimmer is halfway to her goal
Gallatin County News (Warsaw KY), 23 June 2010

Ohio River swim: Mimi Hughes halfway to the Mississippi
by Kay Campbell, The Huntsville Times, 21 June 2010

Ohio River swimmer Mimi Hughes reaches half-way point of 981-mile journey
by Cindy Kranz, Courier-Journal.com, 20 June 2010 (update of article below)

Ohio River swimmer tries 981-mile journey
by Cindy Kranz, Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, 18 June 2010

Woman Passes Tri-State During 900-Mile Ohio River Swim
by John Bateman, WLWT.com (Cincinnati OH), 17 June 2010

Woman swimming in Ohio River visits Tri-State
by Trina Edwards, FOX19 (New Richmond OH), 17 June 2010

Woman swimming length of Ohio River hits obstacle in Kentucky
by Maria Sciullo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 15 June 2010

Ohio River swim part of woman’s goal to make a difference
by Katherine Jennings, The Ledger Independent (Maysville OH), 14 June 2010

Teacher Raising Awareness, Money For Education Of Girls And Young Women
by G. Sam Piatt, Portsmouth Daily Times (Portsmouth OH), 11 June 2010

Ohio River swimmer heading here
by Cindy Kranz, Cincinnati.com, 10 June 2010

Powering through the Ohio, 54 year-old mother reaches Ashland in leg of marathon swim
by Benita Heath, The Ironton Tribune (Ashland KY), 10 June 1010

Currents of hope, Teacher swims the Ohio for sake of women, girls around the globe
by Katie Brandenburg, The Independent (Ashland KY), 9 June 2010

Teacher swims Ohio to raise awareness of women’s issues
by Christian Alexandersen, Herald-Dispatch (Huntington WV), 9 June 2010

Swimming the Ohio River: 981 miles in 60 days
by Charlene Hoeflich, The Daily Sentinel (Pomeroy OH), 9 June 2010

‘American spirit’ powers Mimi Hughes’ Ohio River swim
by Kay Campbell, The Huntsville Times, 7 June 2010

Swimmer making way down the Ohio, Fifty-four-year-old promoting ‘girl power’
by Benita Heath, The Ironton Tribune (Ashland KY), 7 June 2010

Avid swimmer to pass through Point Pleasant
by Hope Rausch, Point Pleasant Register (WV), 5 June 2010

Swimming for Education
by Erin Pulsanti, WTAP News (Marietta OH), 1 June 2010

Swimming the Ohio: Woman attempts swim from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Ill.
by Sam Shawver, MariettaTimes.com, 1 June 2010

River Swimmer Makes Stop at Pike Island
by Scott McCloskey, The Intelligencer. Wheeling News-Register, 28 May 2010

Woman Swims Ohio River For Cause She Is Passionate About
by D. K. Wright, The State Journal and 7 News WTRF (Charleston WV), 27 May 2010

Woman Passes Through Ohio Valley On Her Journey To Swim Ohio River
WTOV9.com (Steubenville – Wheeling WV), 26 May 2010

Keeping the ball rolling
by Nancy Tullis, The Review (East Liverpool OH), 25 May 2010

Woman Uses Pittsburgh As Start Point For 981-Mile Ohio River Swim
WPXI.com, 24 May 2010 (example Associated Press release carried by many news sources)

‘Strong’ woman sets out on 981-mile swim of Ohio River
by Rick Wills, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 23 May 2010 *excellent slideshow*

Woman sets out to swim length of Ohio River
by Bill Utterback, Beaver County Times, 22 May 2010

Splashing hope: Mimi Hughes begins Ohio River swim
by Kay Campbell, The Huntsville Times, 22 May 2010

Raising Awareness: Hughes heightens awareness for women’s issues
by Paul Henry, Elk Valley Times (Fayetteville TN), 22 May 2010

Woman with a cause
by Maria Sciullo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 16 May 2010

Swimming the Ohio River – No Really. All of it.
by Doug Messel. News 4U Evansville, May 2010

Woman Swimming Length of Ohio River to Visit East Liverpool
News and Events, Kent State University, 10 May 2010

Summer Writing Opportunity
posted by the National Writing Project Ning Team, 15 April 2010

Tennessee Woman Plans to Swim Ohio River This Summer
by Stephanie Crosby, WFPL 89.3, 4 April 2010

Changing the world one stroke at a time
by Nancy Tullis, The Review – East Liverpool, 30 March 2010

The Most Important Women in the Last 100 Years
by Raimund Witkop – Für Sie, 2009

Drava and Mura River Swim (summer 2007)

Mimi Hughes schwimmt ab Montag die Drau
by Judith Prechtl, kajak.at, 1 June 2007

Amerikanerin schwimmt für Europas Flüsse und Völkerverständigung
Netzwerk Wasser Osttirol

Danube River Swim (summer 2006)

Mimi Hughes Interview – Part One
with Pat Sanders, Alabama Public Radio, 15 Aug. 2006

Mimi Hughes Interview – Part Two
with Pat Sanders, Alabama Public Radio, 16 Aug. 2006

People Profile: Swimming the Danube
by Julia Reynolds, WWF, 3 Aug. 2006

Down the Danube
Field Reports, The Rotarian, March 2007, 19-20

Tennessee River Swim

Mimi Hughes: Diving In to Protect the River
Tennessee Valley Authority 2002-2003 Environmental Report

Swimming for the River
by Nancy Beardon Henderson, 11 Aug. 2002

Swimming to Russia

Hello Little Diomede from Mimi the swimmer
26 Aug. 2009, Diomede School

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