The Cincinnati Enquirer
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 308
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Local Headlines for  Wednesday, November 03, 1999

Killer appeals for new trial
Condemned killer Rayshawn Johnson's plea for a new trial hinges on his judge's decision to drive a juror to her car.
Police dispatch transfer call goes awry - to Pizza Hut
        A Cincinnati dispatcher on Sunday mistakenly forwarded a call about a killing to a Pizza Hut.

E-mail threatened to blow up cafeteria
        TRENTON — Butler County police are investigating an e-mail threat to blow up the Edgewood High School cafeteria.

Money giveaways on newscasts point out absurdity of sweeps
        So you want to be a millionaire? Would thousands of dollars be OK?

Officials pick plan for mall
        MIDDLETOWN — While some people were casting last-minute votes for candidates and issues Tuesday, city commissioners were taking a major step in the City Centre Mall project.

House OK's bill streamlining grants
        WASHINGTON — A bill authored by Rep. Rob Portman designed to make it easier for state and local governments and nonprofit groups to apply for federal grants cleared the House Tuesday.

Offering hands, not handouts
        After 25 years of working with Cincinnati's poor, Phyllis Shippy is starting to find help in new places.

Area tobacco growers get OK on settlement claims
        FLORENCE — Kentucky tobacco growers who applied for compensation under a national tobacco settlement received verification Tuesdaythat their paperwork was in order.

Beliefs influence organ donation
        While football star Walter Payton's death will focus attention on organ donations, it won't necessarily result in increased donations, an official of the local organ donor center says.

Judge to rule on rights of disabled vs. eligibility
        Football wide receiver Ryan C. Dixon's court-ordered athletic eligibility ends today and all he can do is hope that a federal judge restores it in time for basketball.

Enter our Dress A Turkey contest
        Help! Our turkey needs dressing.

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TRISTATE DIGEST
        AKRON, Ohio — Work has begun on a new Goodyear blimp to replace the one severely damaged last week when it crashed into trees, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said Tuesday.

S P E C I A L   F E A T U R E S
SQUASH THE Y2K BUG
With less than three months to go, Y2K worries may not be someone else's problem anymore. Fortunately, there are a host of Web sites offering news, advice and diagnostic software.
City steps up Y2K awareness push

EDITORIAL: Sex-ed: Who's in control?
Our editorials about sex education in Ohio schools have ignited a brush-fire that is turning up the heat on state officials. The sex-ed plan is also making national news as other states discover a disturbing link to the federal Centers for Disease Control.

FALL ARTS PREVIEW
Check our big, big list of fall concerts, art exhibits, movies, and more.

Riverfest photo gallery
Select a photo for your screensaver. It's easy! We tell you how. Or just click through eight images.

Manatees star in new Zoo exhibit
Douglas and Stoneman have no way of knowing it, but there's a lot riding on their broadly sloped shoulders. The two manatees are the unlikely stars of the new $4 million Manatee Springs exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.
The exhibit: Manatees, crocs and more

Tristate's Goin' Fishin'
        Oceanic Adventure's Newport Aquarium is open. Check out our guide to the Tristate's newest entertainment attraction.

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

Focal Point
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