The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, May 17, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 137
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AFTER TORNADO: REBUILD OR RELOCATE?
        From the time the April 9 tornado swept away most of their Montgomery home, Gene and Pat Makowski knew they would rebuild there. Their next-door neighbors on Valleystream Drive, Steven and Laurie Arshonsky, knew almost as quickly that they would sell their lot.
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Local Headlines for  Monday, May 17, 1999

Tanya Albert column
Bicycle commute a test of nerves
        Impatient drivers don't make life easy for bike commuters.

Search for Erica undaunted after month 3
        KETTERING, Ohio — There's no evidence that 9-year-old Erica Nicole Baker, who has been missing since Feb. 7, is dead. There's also no evidence that she's alive, despite exhaustive searches and widespread publicity about her disappearance from this Day ton, Ohio, suburb.

Man wanted in slaying seen in Corryville
        The man wanted for questioning in the slaying of a Prospect Hill man was seen on a Corryville street this weekend, yet continues to elude authorities.

UC called leader for ending controversial research
        The University of Cincinnati has grabbed attention among scientists and patient advocates nationwide for its decision this month to suspend a controversial type of psychiatric research known as challenge studies.
National commission finds rules too loose
Studies elsewhere found sloppy in ethics standards and consent
Crime victims may get money faster
        COLUMBUS — The Senate will consider a plan this week that proponents said could help some crime victims get compensated faster and easier.

Police to keep eye on roller rink
        NORWOOD — Police here will increase patrols around the Fun Factory roller skating rink, following complaints from neighbors about rowdy, noisy teens and other problems.

Ten ways 'Star Wars' is not 'Star Trek'
        As science-fiction fans know well, Star Wars is not the only outer-space universe in town. Star Trek, a three-year television series that became an industry, boasts an army of fans and followers who are, if anything, more obsessed than their Star Wars counterparts.

Chemistry experiments on air
        They make it sound so easy, those morning radio teams that get us up and moving every weekday with their fun and games. But finding a successful morning team is no laughing matter to their bosses. They know a station's ratings often are determined by the audience in the morning, radio's prime-time.

GET TO IT
        A guide to help make your day.

May Festival merits standing ovations
        For the third night in a row, the Cincinnati May Festival audience was on its feet Saturday, this time at the conclusion of the final act of Puccini's Turandot. And for the third night (the second in Music Hall), the stage was graced by magnificent operatic voices, backed by the superb May Festival Chorus.

Williams, Bogart's audience share love
        “I want a full house and a rock 'n' roll band,” sang Lucinda Williams in the first of two encores during her Bogart's concert Saturday night.

Bellevue's riverside fix next in line
        BELLEVUE — The city's long-awaited riverfront development kicks into high gear this summer when a former marina and a former manufacturing building on Fairfield Avenue meet a wrecker's ball.

Family center finds a home
        EDGEWOOD — After a two-year search, the Family Nurturing Center of Kentucky is moving to a more visible location in Florence that will double the size of its crowded offices and allow the agency to provide more programs aimed at stopping child abuse and neglect.

Hyde Park street won't be access road to shopping center
        Frank Fede admits that you can get fussy about a street where you have lived for 40 years — especially when it is proposed as an access road to a shopping center.

School served blacks, Indians
        HARVEYSBURG — Education was a rare commodity for Southern Ohio's black children in the first half of the 19th century. Except in the Quaker settlement of Harveysburg.

School to build $1.2M athletic facility
        VILLA HILLS — Nuns and a bishop picked up shovels and tore up dirt Sunday on the grounds of Villa Madonna Academy, making way for a new $1.2 million, multi-purpose athletic facility.

TRISTATE DIGEST
        James Johnson, 51, of Crescent Springs died Sunday after his motorcycle crashed into the rear of a Chevrolet Blazer around 1:14 p.m. on northbound Interstate 75 approaching the Brent Spence Bridge.

TRISTATE'S GOIN' FISHIN'
        Oceanic Adventure's Newport Aquarium opens Saturday. Check out our guide to the Tristate's newest entertainment attraction.

FLYNT, COUNTY PROCLAIM VICTORY
        From the day he returned to Cincinnati, Larry Flynt billed his obscenity case as a knockdown, drag-out fight to decide once and for all who was right about community standards in Hamilton County. But just three days into the decisive battle, it ended suddenly with a handshake on the courthouse steps and a stunning deal that seemed to raise more questions than it answered.
ENQUIRER EDITORIAL: Flynt loses; Cincinnati wins
Flynt: 'I haven't changed my position one bit'
Video porn fans will get over it
Videos still readily available
Councilman fights store relocation costs

Election '99
        Cincinnati voters made a sweeping change to their government when they passed Issue 4, setting up a direct election of the mayor two years from now. Hamilton County voters refused to pay for a countywide emergency communication system

Tornado of '99
        Complete coverage of the April 9 tornado that claimed four lives and left hundreds homeless.

Spring/summer arts preview
Special guide to things to do through August.

Focal Point: 1998
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