The Cincinnati Enquirer
Tuesday, April 4, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 95
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COUNTY CHOOSES BALLPARK OVERSEER
Hamilton County commissioners Monday ignored a recommendation from a selection committee they appointed and hired the committee's second choice as project manager to oversee construction of the Reds ballpark.
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Local Headlines for  Tuesday, April 04, 2000

A little rain, a big parade
        Ten-year-old Matthew Tanner of Dayton, Ohio, couldn't tell you whether Monday's Findlay Market Parade was really the biggest and best of all the 82 that have been held.

Rain held down ticket prices, vendors say
        For the fourth straight year, three generations of Jones men from Fairfield attended Opening Day in Cincinnati.

Tight parking a boost for Metro
        Reds players weren't the only ones doing pre-game sprints on Opening Day: Thousands of fans, forced to park their cars in remote lots, dashed across the city to make the game's first pitch.

Banks robbed; no arrests
        As Cincinnati detectives investigated a Hyde Park bank robbery Monday, a second man robbed Northside Bank and Trust using what he said was a bomb.

Public defenders get pay raise
        Hamilton County's public defenders this week will get their first pay raise in more than 10 years.

Winds do damage in Winchester
        WINCHESTER — High winds damaged about a dozen buildings and a number of trees Monday afternoon in this Adams County village.

Magaret Thatcher drops in for lunch
        Seen around town: Great Britain's ex-prime minister and noted Iron Maiden Margaret Thatcher.

Choosing sides in the Mason teen sex case
        As a matter of policy, when there are sides to be taken, I try to take the side of the child.

A 'so far, so good' day
        BURLINGTON — After swearing he had never fought a duel with deadly weapons — an archaic part of a traditional oath — , Boone County's newest fiscal court member took office Monday.

Barbara Bush stresses value of family, literacy
        Life after the White House for Barbara Bush has meant more time for what she loves in life — her family and promoting literacy.

City asked to spend 1% less in '01
        Every city department should cut its budget by 1 percent next year or face consolidation and possible layoffs, Cincinnati Mayor Charlie Luken said Monday.

Judge won't release boy
        HAMILTON — A judge on Monday refused to release an 11-year-old Middletown boy who is accused of raping a 7-year-old girl.

Meet Mark Twain
        Hal Holbrook, star of stage, television and film, first played Mark Twain when he was 23 and has toured Mark Twain Tonight! at least some part of every year since 1954. That's more than 1,900 performances.

Schools alter loan method
        The Cincinnati Board of Education agreed Monday to use a new procedure to borrow $20 million to wipe out most of an anticipated shortfall as well as rid itself of a long-used practice of short-term borrowing against future property tax revenues.

Store clerk shot in head during holdup released from hospital
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Lebanon revives convention-center talk
        LEBANON — City officials are negotiating to buy a former lumberyard they envision as the site of a convention center.

Changes already on ballot
        Middletown commissioners already have agreed to put five of the eight proposed charter amendments recommended by the charter review committee on the ballot.

Civil rights memorialized
        OXFORD — A veteran of the 1960s civil rights battles will help Miami University dedicate its new civil rights memorial at 4 p.m. Friday.

Doctor to appeal verdict in bias case
        Uncommon confusion over the verdict assured an appeal by an Indian cardiologist who lost her discrimination suit against the University of Cincinnati.

Ky. survey shows dissatisfaction with state's progress on health-care issues
        FRANKFORT — Kentuckians are even less satisfied with the state's progress in assuring health care for all residents than they were two years ago, according to a study released Monday.

Leaders tour city garages
        MIDDLETOWN — City commissioners face a varied agenda in today's meeting, ranging from a tour of deteriorating downtown parking facilities, to further debate over which charter changes should go on the November ballot.

Woodlawn officials vow to keep budget in check
        WOODLAWN — Village leaders have pledged to tighten the purse strings and keep better track of spending after learning that Woodlawn overspent its original 1999 budget by several hundred thousand dollars.

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TRISTATE DIGEST
        A 49-year-old man remained in critical condition Monday as police hunted for the man who allegedly shot him in Price Hill.

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School confronts cancer
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