The Cincinnati Enquirer
Friday, Sept. 24, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 268
Today's Local News
        Fernald area residents may never know for sure if the elevated number of lung cancer deaths in their community was caused by radon gas released from a government-owned uranium processing plant, officials said Thursday.
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Local Headlines for  Friday, September 24, 1999

        COVINGTON — The mother of a now-deceased Brooksville man has brought a lawsuit in federal court against talk-show host Montel Williams, claiming he falsely implicated her son in the October 1997 disappearance of Germantown teen Erica Fraysure.

Local Digest
        County official saysmost peers do nothing

        Marta Nina Caviezel, longtime nurse, faculty member and mentor at the former Hillsdale School for Girls, died Sept. 15 at Jewish Hospital of heart failure.

Bauer proposes 16% flat income tax, cuts in breaks
        WASHINGTON — Republican presidential hopeful Gary Bauer on Thursday proposed eliminating most tax breaks for businesses and individuals and imposing a 16 percent flat tax on income.

Budget battle may last
        WASHINGTON — The Oct. 1 start of fiscal 2000 is only days away, and Congress has sent President Clinton less than half of the 13 annual spending bills needed to keep government departments running.

Candidates push for better schools
        Nearly all the Cincinnati City Council challengers at a candidates' forum downtown Thursday sounded like they were running for school board, peppering their four-minute speeches with calls for better schools.

Council candidates push for improved schools
        Nearly all the Cincinnati City Council challengers at a candidates' forum downtown Thursday sounded as if they were running for school board, peppering their four-minute speeches with calls for better schools.

GOP social spending bill advances
        WASHINGTON — A $316 billion social spending bill that Republicans pushed through a House subcommittee Thursday would cut many of President Clinton's education, health and labor priorities, setting up a sure clash between Congress and the White House.

Answers coming, chief assures firefighters
        HAMILTON — Fire chiefs are accustomed to hot spots, but Hamilton's is on a hot seat after a group of his troops visited a City Council meeting.

Auction for symphony to include artwork, violin
        HAMILTON — Not many benefit auctions can boast an original musical score as one of its featured items. Or a Wurlitzer organ or a 19th-century violin.

Bombings put black college on edge, alert
        TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Two apparently racist pipe bombings at predominantly black Florida A&M University have spread fear on campus and prompted school administrators to add security cameras and dozens of uniformed police officers.

Brush fire tests 10 departments
        LUDLOW — Firefighters from at least 10 Northern Kentucky fire departments struggled Thursday to douse a brush fire that burned for nearly five hours and engulfed a circular area that covered 3 miles in the hilly wooded terrain on the outer edges of this Kenton County town.

Cities reconsider gun trade-ins
        FOREST PARK — City leaders faced a quandary last month: How could they reduce the chance that handguns they no longer needed would one day fall into the hands of criminals?

City not giving up on housing grant
        NEWPORT — Hope still runs high with the Newport Housing Authority board of directors that a federal Hope VI low-income housing development grant will be approved for the city in 2000.

Do two Ludlow jobs conflict?
        COVINGTON — A Ludlow councilman has turned to the courts for an opinion on whether his involvement on City Council and the fire department constitutes a conflict of interest.

'Ejay' Callner assisted HUC archivist
        SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP — Etheljane “Ejay” Callner once said that of all the jobs she had and all the different things she did in her life, she thought her work with Dr. Jacob Rader Marcus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion was the most important.

Ex-guard jeered by family of victim
        LEBANON — Sentenced to six months in the county jail for coercing teen-age inmates to expose their breasts, Timothy Million Jr. left the courtroom to temporary freedom Thursday amid jeers from a victim's family.

Ex-guard to become a prisoner
        LEBANON — A former prison guard accused of smuggling drugs into Lebanon Correctional Institution (LCI) was sent to prison for eight months Thursday.

Ex-magistrate back in jail
        LEBANON — Freedom was short-lived for a former Butler County magistrate convicted of stealing $423,000 from an elderly client.

FBI focuses on scientist in telescope lens theft
        A college professor in Tennessee pleaded not guilty Thursday in a case involving the theft of a 119-year-old telescope lens missing from the Cincinnati Astronomical Society for 18 years.

Former Butler Co. magistrate back behind bars
        LEBANON — Freedom was short-lived for a former Butler County magistrate convicted of stealing $423,000 from an elderly client.

Futurists think global
        Let's talk about the future, 98 days from now and beyond.

Guardsmen hailed for tornado work
        LOVELAND — When the tornado hit Hamilton County in April, the villages and townships it damaged faced an immense task.

Gulf War vets sought for medical study
        DAYTON, Ohio — An Ohio hospital will participate in the first large-scale study of possible treatments for Gulf War veterans suffering unexplained illnesses, officials said Thursday.

Independence considers law regulating vicious animals
        INDEPENDENCE — This Kenton County city may soon join a growing number of communities in regulating vicious animals.

Landen rape not by serial rapist, DNA proves
        DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Aug. 28 rape of a 45-year-old Landen woman was not linked to a serial rapist blamed for three assaults in nearby Mason.

Lawmaker says state profiting illegally from license plates
        FRANKFORT — They cost only $1.45 to make, so common they are usually overlooked and may be at the center of a constitutional confrontation.

Lucas asks seniors for copies of prescription drug bills
        FORT MITCHELL — U.S. Rep. Ken Lucas is enlisting the help of area senior citizens in his bid to have Medicare cover a portion of prescription drug costs.

Muslims plan International Academy
        UNION TOWNSHIP — Local Muslims plan to open the Tristate's first Islamic-based private school in Butler County by 2001, giving area parents a unique educational option.

New era begins for UC
        If you're driving along Martin Luther King Drive late at night and see lights burning through the massive, oddly shaped windows of the new Vontz Center for Molecular Studies, think about this:

Paducah workers fear they are dying
        PADUCAH, Ky. — The way the employees tell it, the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant sometimes operated as if Homer Simpson were running the place. Except that what happened there wasn't funny.

Playground lesson in unity
        Put your hands together and say playground.

Police chief says alcohol eased job stress
        Norwood Police Chief Timothy Brown says he turned to alcohol last year because he couldn't handle the stress of trying to improve his department.

Possible plutonium exposure at Fernald probed
        WASHINGTON — The Energy Department plans to investigate whether Cold War-era workers at the federal uranium processing center at Fernald were unknowingly exposed to highly radioactive plutonium, officials said Thursday.

Take a trip back to 1800s with Blue Ash Heritage Day
        BLUE ASH — The police and fire departments plan open houses Saturday in conjunction with the city's Heritage Day celebration.

Turfway has party air for Day of Champions
        FLORENCE — It's the day before some big races, and Turfway Park looks a little different: Tents stand in the infield.

Two are sought in Covington shooting
        COVINGTON — Police have two suspects in Wednesday night's drive-by shooting outside the Jacob Price housing complex.

Union chief urges study on workplace violence
        LOUISVILLE — A union official marked the 10-year anniversary of a shooting here at Standard Gravure that killed nine by calling on state officials to create a task force to study workplace violence.

Voters hold key to new high school
        OXFORD — A high school large enough for 1,200 to 1,300 students would be built by Talawanda City Schools if voters approve a combination income tax/bond issue the board has put on the Nov. 2 ballot.

Woman loves fest to the core
        LEBANON — Fall puts a spring into Kathy Stine's step.

Woman's body found in Bond Hill alley
        Six students on their way to school Thursday morning in Bond Hill made a gruesome discovery — a dead woman in an alley.

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