The Cincinnati Enquirer
Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998 -- Volume 3, No. 277
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After more than a week of contentious debate, Cincinnati City Council agreed Saturday to pay for the funeral expenses of two slain police officers. >
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Local Headlines For  Sunday, October 4, 1998

Laura Pulfer column
Modern sex: Baby to order, hold the cigar
The first time I ever saw a cigar, it had a blue band around it. My father bought a box of them to celebrate the birth of my brother, Steven. Myself, I couldn't imagine what all the shouting was about. I would rather have had a monkey.


Slayings test family and law
her husband's murder, Linda Khriss will soon be back in court battling her late husband's brother for a $200,000 inheritance and what's left of her pride.
So they wanna be rock 'n' roll stars?
With a new record and a new label, the Afghan Whigs are excited about the future, but leader Greg Dulli can't forget the past.
Boyle's Senate campaign all uphill
It is a David vs. Goliath situation, this U.S. Senate race in Ohio that pits the two-term Republican governor, George Voinovich, against the lesser known Democrat, Mary Boyle.
Carpentry students build homes for poor
Carpentry students at Northern Kentucky Technical College are working to build two affordable homes on the East Side, one of the city's most economically depressed neighborhoods.
Covington Landing for sale
This week, Covington Landing will mark its first birthday under control of the city. It may not see its second.
Elections won the write-in way
The write-in votes showed that Bill Jones was the winner of the council race in the tiny Campbell County town. But the question was, Which Bill Jones won, father or son?
Firehouse pals help cancer victim recover
There's a firefighter in Independence who has only one leg now. Lost the other to bone cancer.
Highway plan may disrupt temple's peace
On a map, the half-acre strip of Rockdale Temple's property looks like an insignificant sliver on the edge of 40 acres.
Protesters defend Clinton, say U.S. should move on
They called for the removal of Kenneth Starr, not President Clinton. They asked for forgiveness for the president, not punishment. They spoke of the importance of social issues, not partisan politics.
Zoo expanding its parking area
The Cincinnati Zoo's board has approved the purchase of six lots on Jefferson Avenue, which will be used for much-needed parking spaces.
4th District race gets ink
Local voters may not yet be paying much attention to Northern Kentucky's 4th District race between Republican Gex "Jay" Williams and Democrat Ken Lucas.
First-time PC buyers: Time is money
My columns are usually for folks who own computers. This one is for folks who don't.
METRO DIGEST
Butler County Common Pleas Judge H.J. Bressler on Friday sentenced Peter Tomaino, the owner of a Millville video store, to six months in jail and fined him $1,000 plus costs. But the sentence was suspended, and Mr. Tomaino was placed on three years' probation.
Official posts defy description
COVINGTON -- In his shorts, Windbreaker and sneakers, Steve Hoffman doesn't look like a guy who can perform weddings on the spot. This is especially true when he's doing his other job: Taking money at a parking lot near the courthouse.
Party pro raves about local glitz
LaVetta Forbes' party verdict, we mean. Forbes, publisher of Beverly Hills 90212 magazine, covers glitzy parties worldwide. She was here last week for a Friday party at the Hyde Park home of Melody Richardson, then Saturday's Underground Railroad Freedom Center gala, then traveling, which is why it took us so long to catch up with her.
Tristaters focus on pope's less controversial acts
It is Pope John Paul II's positions on divorce, abortion and homosexuality that most often make headlines, but many Tristate Catholics think of other issues when they consider the pontiff's two decades on the job.
What they really mean
The check's in the mail. I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you. Yes, I will still respect you in the morning.

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