The Cincinnati Enquirer
Friday, March 20, 1998 -- Volume 3, No. 79
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TORCH WILL HIGHLIGHT HEROES
While nothing can replace the lives lost, police are calling the $100,000 expansion to the memorial "a dedication to light and to life."
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Value of further Fernald study questioned
Even though pollution from the Fernald plant may have been fatal to dozens of people, some experts say the public health threat may not be big enough to justify spending millions on a full-blown epidemiology study.


Teen accused of taking gun, drugs to St. Xavier
While it was thought to be the first time a student took a gun into the Catholic high school of about 1,400 boys, national studies show the practice is becoming more common.

El Nino lion tamed winter, but likely more lamb in spring
For the operators of Greater Cincinnati's ski complex, the mild winter was frustrating. For construction workers, it was a blessing.

Wrongly accused
Joey Macinnis' arrest and subsequent aquittal for five counts of felonious assault is still vivid in his mind.

Truce advised in teaching new readers
Most local school districts already endorse a combination of phonics, in which new readers "sound out" letters to decipher words, and the whole-language method, in which children predict what happens next in a story as they recognize words and context cues.

Ceremony celebrates Women of the Year
Nearly 900 people attended the luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, downtown, recognizing the 10 winners for their volunteer and professional achievements.

Higher levy sought for mentally ill
The board had considered an increase of up to 65 percent, based on Executive Director Pat Tribbe's assertion that the board is not meeting community needs, particularly for children. It was later reduced to 41 percent.

Portman's forest bill passes
The House passed legislation developed by Rep. Rob Portman that would forgive the debts of developing nations in exchange for their acting to protect tropical rain forests.

Butler to hire contract auditor
Deloitte & Touche will tell the commissioners whether the project is headed in the right direction.

'Envoy' raises money for trip
More than 100 students from the Cincinnati area and Northern Kentucky will travel to central Europe this summer as People to People Student Ambassadors.

Home offers sense of past
Built in 1832, the Cary Cottage is, as one essayist put it, a "relic of the past," a slice of history on the front porch of suburban North College Hill.

Rock band manager killed in car crash
After a Tigerlilies performance in Dallas, a man charged with driving drunk allegedly ran a red light and smashed into the van carrying the band, killing road manager Craig Falbe, 30, of Clifton.

PB & J jam session benefits needy
Two student groups at Xavier University are sponsoring a benefit concert today to help local shelters and the poor in Nicaragua. The catch: everyone who comes will be asked to prepare a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for the needy at the door.

TRISTATE DIGEST
Cincinnati police responding to a call about a girl holding a knife instead found a roach-infested, "nauseating" Price Hill home and arrested the girl's mother on child endangering charges.

Moorman says Corporex tried to sway his vote
Kenton County Commissioner Bernie Moorman said in a deposition that Corporex Cos.' Bill Butler met privately with more than just the judge-executive to help his company win government construction contracts.

Crack-buyers caught across city by police
After publicly announcing a focus on East side drug activty, Covington police shifted their focus West. They made five arrests in less than four hours, the first three in 30 minutes.

Airport murals glow with expert cleaning
Ed Magee marvels at the detail of the mosaic murals that grace the walls of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, the murals he is currently cleaning and restoring.

Motorcyclers worried about anti-gang bill
The president of a statewide motorcycle group is concerned a comprehensive crime bill would classify the organization as a criminal gang.

Tri-ED gives $120K for riverfront efforts
Tri-ED, which markets Northern Kentucky to outside businesses, is giving the money to Southbank Partners Inc. because it agrees with the group's goals, said Dan Tobergte, a senior vice president.

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