The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, March 21, 1998 -- Volume 3, No. 80
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MSD INVESTIGATION WIDENS
A probe of the Metropolitan Sewer District has deepened from charges of bad management to potential criminality.
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DOE to move Fernald silo waste
The Energy Department assured a watchdog group it is addressing the potential for structural collapse of radioactive waste silos at Fernald, which are seen as vulnerable to tornadoes as well.


Woman dies in Evanston fire
Odessa Johnson's porch was the place where neighborhood children would sit and listen to grandmotherly stories and advice. The kids stood in the rain Friday afternoon and watched in shock as a rescue crew carried her body from a home gutted by fire.

Group wants ethnic districts
Three local men with diverse ethnic backgrounds would like to develop what they call a ''heritage'' project in the city's historic neighborhood.

Weighty issue faces court
Butler County Juvenile Court is facing a problem of gargantuan proportions: How to get an 800-pound man through its doors.

City expected to give $35,000 for police memorial
Private citizens and businesses have pledged to kick in $65,000, and Council members Dwight Tillery and Jeanette Cissell are proposing the city pay for one-third of the $100,000 project.

Crews on smaller roads, too
Road crews won't only be found along the Tristate interstate system this construction season. They'll be scattered along Kentucky and Ohio state and county roadways, too.
Complete list of area construction projects

Day will dwell on race relations
Cincinnati's 10th annual Race Relations Day observance March 29 takes on more meaning this year, coming just days before the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Statewide vote on tax disputed
Whether you get the chance to vote on a state sales tax increase on May 5 could depend on the definition of one word: ''authority.''

TRISTATE DIGEST
Comair has agreed to pay Monroe County, Mich., $114,134 for the cost of responding to a crash that claimed 29 lives last year, an official says.

Visitors bureau looks to drum up business for north
The Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau has heard the cry of officials in that area and has committed to establishing a satellite office later this year along the Interstate 275 corridor to help promote the area.

Vice mayor eyes new job
In the past week, Hamilton Vice-Mayor Adolf Olivas has brought up his interest in the position on at least two occasions when other council members were present.

Argosy revenue drops behind Empress again
In January, it edged out Empress Casino to claim the top spot in the state for the first time since it opened December 1996. But Empress Casino regained the top spot last month with nearly $19.2 million in revenue and nearly $5.3 million in state and local taxes paid.

I-71 options list widens
The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments' I-71 corridor committee voted Friday to reconsider high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and another option that would combine several alternatives.

Ex-football pro here to back Bunning
About 100 Northern Kentuckians paid $250 for a lunch of cold cuts and salad at the Drawbridge Estates, where NFL Hall of Famer Steve Largent appeared for about 90 minutes at the Bunning event before heading off to another fund raiser in Indianapolis.

Man pleads not guilty to luring teen via Net
A Michigan man accused of luring a Villa Hills teen-ager home with him after meeting her over the Internet is under orders not to use his computer to communicate with any teen-agers while he awaits trial.

Officer: Suspect intended to shoot
Police Officer Rob Nader has no doubt that the suspect he chased Thursday night intended to fire a handgun at him - but the shot went wild because the man stumbled and fell.

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