The Cincinnati Enquirer
Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 298
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HIS STORY'S STILL THE SAME
The prodigal son returned with a spiffy blue sportcoat and a startling red dye job. His hair was thinner. His face was fuller. Pete Rose's story was still the same.
NBC's questions irk Rose, fans
Complete coverage at reds.enquirer.com
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Steve Sollmann's 6 TD's led St. Xavier over Cleveland St. Ignatius in a battle of Ohio Top 5 powerhouses. Other big winners included Lakota East, Bellevue, Kings, Highlands, Boone County and Oak Hills. Click here for complete coverage.
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Sports Headlines for  Monday, October 25, 1999

Stars of all eras
        ATLANTA — It is baseball's ultimate dream team, a collection of the game's best players from Ruth to Ripken, Mays to McGwire, Gehrig to Griffey and Cobb to Clemens, with a dash of Pete Rose thrown in.

Today, All-Century; tomorrow?
        ATLANTA — Ken Griffey Jr. leaned away from the now-familiar question as if it were a high, tight fastball. Might his whereabouts as a player be determined by where (or whether) his father ends up managing?

Bench: 'I changed catching'
        ATLANTA — Willie Mays used the “basket catch.” But nobody else did.

Bench pondering return to uniform - as manager
        ATLANTA — Johnny Bench is the catcher of the century. His goal for the next century may include managing.

Bengals' offense sputters in loss
        INDIANAPOLIS — Maybe the Colts could have saved Cincinnati a trip to the RCA Dome Sunday by letting the Bengals know quarterback Peyton Manning would strafe their young secondary, the Colts would hold Corey Dillon, the NFL's leading rusher, to just 7 yards, and the visitors' locker room would boil with the frustration of a 1-6 start.

Nyuk! Stooges had nothing on Bengals
        INDIANAPOLIS — What is it they say about insanity? That it's doing the same things over and over, and expecting a different result? By this definition, the Cincinnati Bengals are insane. Nuts. Certifiable.

Akili hit, hurried by Colts
        INDIANAPOLIS — Bengals rookie quarterback Akili Smith took his first NFL beating Sunday as the Colts threw him around for five sacks, hurried him about 15 times and knocked him out of the game.

With no chance to run, Dillon sits
        INDIANAPOLIS — Five stitches closed the gash in the right arm of Bengals running back Corey Dillon, but nothing could shut off the emotions he vented after Sunday's 31-10 loss to the Colts.

BENGALS NOTEBOOK
        INDIANAPOLIS — Left tackle Willie Anderson often holds court for reporters after Bengal games, and as usual poured out his frustrations Sunday.

Secondary the primary weakness
        INDIANAPOLIS — Artrell Hawkins was not alone back there, although it sometimes seemed like it.

Scoring summary

Cyclones seek first home victory against Ice Dogs
        Maybe the Cyclones should play all of their games away from Firstar Center.

Home finally sweet again for Ducks
        What a difference a day makes. After allowing four first-period goals in Saturday's 4-1 loss to Rochester, the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks scored four of their own in the first period Sunday en route to a 6-0 defeat of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

S P O R T S   S P E C I A L S
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW
        Get schedules and rosters on 98 Greater Cincinnati and N.Ky. teams, go up-close with Michael Munoz and other top players, and check out our All-Century team.

PETE'S PAIN: LIFE IN EXILE
        The Hit King, banned from baseball 10 years ago, still longs to return.

Flying Pig Marathon
       Kenyans dominate marathon running, so it figured that a Kenyan would win Cincinnati's first Flying Pig Marathon. But it was a hometown runner who brought home the bacon in the women's division. Check out our special coverage, including complete results and a photo gallery.

First bid to lure Olympics one year away
        The people hoping to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to Cincinnati have a year to submit their first bid. The Enquirer looks at early plans for staging the Olympics here and some of the problems that must be overcome in the next year.

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