The Cincinnati Enquirer
Tuesday, March 30, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 89
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Local Headlines for  Tuesday, March 30, 1999

Laura Pulfer column
A few dirty, unkind words about spring
        Don't you just love this time of year? The flowers, the sun, the warm weather, the long days. Really, spring would be almost perfect if it weren't for the noise and the mess.

Key evidence against ex-cop thrown out
        The criminal case against a former Cincinnati police officer collapsed Monday when a judge threw out nearly all of the evidence that linked him to planting drugs on a suspect.

Man shot by police 'didn't die in vain'
        The Rev. Fred Carpenter wiped away tears, moved his black leather-bound Bible from his left leg and walked to the podium to deliver an emotional eulogy for his son.

Vaccine rule draws outcry
        COLUMBUS — Without debate, Ohio lawmakers required every child entering kindergarten or first grade this fall to be immunized against hepatitis B, a potentially fatal disease that attacks the liver.

Healing family to push for repeat-offender law
        SYMMES TOWNSHIP — From the thin threads between death and survival, Joshua Kostreva has emerged as one very determined kid.

Justin custody rally draws 70
        COVINGTON — About 70 people gathered Monday to speak up for 2-year-old Justin, whose best interest, they said, is being ignored by Kentucky's court system.

Former golf division boss goes to prison
        Nearly two years after his trial, Thomas Creasman told a judge Monday that he finally understands what he did wrong as supervisor of Cincinnati's golf division.

Walesa opposes NATO bombing
        OXFORD — Lech Walesa, the shipyard union leader who led 10 million Poles to freedom, said the fighting in Yugoslavia “proves that the burden of the past is still with us.”
How to help Kosovo refugees

Lebanon lists job candidates
        LEBANON — Eighteen people — including a former Fairfield city manager, an ex-Anderson Township administrator and a communications specialist with Clermont County's Union Township — have applied for the Lebanon city manager job.
List of applicants

Dear 'NSync . . .
        The five guys of 'NSync are easily the hottest commodities on the spring concert circuit. Their Saturday concert at Firstar Center sold out in nanoseconds. So when we asked young Enquirer readers to help us interview the singing group, the response was so hysterical they made Roberto Benigni look like Al Gore.

Science a breeze on trapeze
        On this sunny morning at Clark Montessori School, eighth-grader Orion Covrett needs some help from the teacher. Without pause, Mary Hennigan complies.

Yoga extends its reach
        Last year, Diane Schmidt Utaski ran into a friend and fellow teacher at a health food store.

Jim Knippenberg column
Bruggemeier back in action
        Omigosh, look who's back in the kitchen. And in the front of the house. And behind the bar. And, well, just about everywhere.

$4.5M lost in parking lot jewelry heist
        SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP — Two cases of $4.5 million in gold, silver and diamond jewelry are still missing after a salesman was robbed in a restaurant parking lot earlier this month.

I-71 stall? Expect 25 minutes
        MASON — The more commuters know, the less they'll be irritated.

Art classes pair parents with kids
        Here's a chance to bond with your child while honing your art skills.

Cheerleaders win national title
        HAMILTON — Keri Lauer will never forget the song “Atomic Dog.”

Interim chief in Carlisle
        CARLISLE — Village officials have tapped a police veteran from Hamilton and Clermont counties to rebuild their shattered police department.

Landfill battle gets murkier
       
        MORROW — With Warren county's only landfill closing at the end of May, anti-landfill activists and operators of the waste site continue to battle — even differing on what happened at a March 22 meeting.

N.Ky. hotel rooms sit vacant
        COVINGTON — Northern Kentucky got a rude wake-up call Monday when tourism officials reported the region has more hotel rooms than it can fill.

Old control tower too dangerous for kids
        HEBRON — Plans to use the top of the old airport control tower at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport as a playground attraction have crumbled — along with portions of the 120-foot structure.

Remorse expressed after crash, police say
        LEBANON — As nurses and doctors hustled to give him emergency treatment March 15, Coy L. Barrett said he wished he could trade places with the two women who died in the head-on crash just hours before.

9 social service agencies to lobby legislators in D.C.
        Speaking as a group for the first time, leaders of nine social service agencies will meet in Washington, D.C., next month with legislators and the Council of Jewish Federations.

Summer's on time at Princeton
        SHARONVILLE — Princeton students who worried snowy winter days that canceled classes would translate into a shortened summer vacation have received a reprieve.

Sycamore schools rate AA-plus
        Sycamore is the only Ohio school district to claim a AA+ rating, according to Standard & Poor's.

TRISTATE DIGEST
        HAMILTON — The death of a 3-month-old Hamilton infant was ruled accidental Monday.

Tristate juggles two standards for smog
        A potentially costly environmental foul-up again threatens Tristate industries.

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