The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, June 3, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 155
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RAMP ADDS TO ROAD BILL
There's a new $1.5 million noodle in the steel and concrete spaghetti that makes up the Fort Washington Way overhaul. It's a ramp drivers may never get to use.
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SUMMERFAIR CONTINUES TODAY
Check out FREETIME for details on the 33rd annual fine arts and crafts festival at Coney Island. ALSO, get the scoop on Kids' Fest at Sawyer Point.
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National headlines from the AP, updated around the clock.

Local Headlines for  Saturday, June 03, 2000

Ramp adds to road bill
        There's a new $1.5 million noodle in the steel and concrete spaghetti that makes up the Fort Washington Way overhaul.

Old crime cases revived
        Hamilton County's coroner will soon create a “cold case squad” to solve old crimes with new technology.

School of life

        Often, it is a place where educational research and state mandates do not go. Life today is full of big issues but, ultimately, the teaching of a child is a small and private matter. Children learn in little ways.

Ad ropes in misdemeanor wanteds
        HAMILTON — Call it Butler County's “least wanted” list, but police say it's a most effective tool for whittling down the county's 2,300 misdemeanor warrants.

Barber still moving at good clip
        DEER PARK — If you ask Mike Cooper why he is still able to cut hair at age 86, he jokingly says, “because of lots of smoking, drinking and chasing women.”

Orthopedists drop Alliance
        Wellington Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, a prominent Tristate orthopedic surgery group, has decided to stop using Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati over a dispute about which brands of knee and hip replacement parts the hospitals stock.

Pig's plaint: Have you spied me?
        Have you seen me?

Quick-hit burglars keep busy
        Nichole Handorf fears going to work since the Westwood Walgreens store she manages has been burglarized twice in two weeks.

Adult trial sought in slaying
        Prosecutors say 52-year-old Michael Wehrung should face murder charges as an adult, even though he is accused of committing the crime as a teen-ager.

Community agenda

        The event will feature townsfolk in period costumes and a demonstration of the art of spinning. A member of Wayne's Legion will be there with his horse, and members of the Deerfield Township Historical Committee will be available to answer questions about the early days of the township.

Court upholds promotions order
        A state appeals court on Friday upheld a decision ordering the city of Cincinnati to promote five firefighters and pay their back wages and attorney fees.

Custody case won't be thrown out
        COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court won't throw out a custody fight involving a Kentucky boy adopted by an Ohio couple despite a filing deadline missed — by one minute — by the boy's attorney, the court said Friday.

Get to it
Going out
        Reds:
Second game of series with Minnesota 7:05 p.m. today at Cinergy Field. $5-$21. 421-7337.

Hands-on training at Northwest High
        COLERAIN TWP. — Call it a Camelot of construction education.

Hubs driving rapid growth
        HEBRON — The summer vacation season is always a busy time in the skies around Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Kentucky Briefs
        According to police, at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday, Bramel Holt, 41, walked out into the street near 906 Madison Ave. and stopped a passing vehicle.

Moreland leading candidate
        COVINGTON — Jack Moreland, former Dayton Schools chief, is the leading candidate for the interim superintendent job in Covington Schools.

Pig Parade: Pig in the City

        Artist: Monica Martin, designer, Kendle International Corporate Communications Department.

Poet returns home to aid kids
        When award-winning poet Nikki Giovanni talks to grade-schoolers, she often finds they're shocked to meet someone whose work they have read.

Principal takes walk for cancer
        DEERFIELD TWP. — Principal Darcy Hanley might have seemed out of breath or distracted when she made the morning announcements Friday at Kings Mills Elementary School.

Those years in Frisco paid off
        Movie star Michael Douglas could be the next recipient of an official good-citizen pat on the back from Cincinnati police.

Top aide for Sen. McConnell to assist Bush's campaign in Kentucky
        FORT MITCHELL — Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has “loaned” one of his top political and fund-raising aides to Republican George W. Bush's presidential campaign in Kentucky.

Tractor veers off bridge; farmer dies
        HARLAN TOWNSHIP — State troopers were working Friday to determine whether a mechanical failure might have caused a tractor to veer off a bridge Thursday on Middleboro Road, killing a 47-year-old farmer.

Tristate A.M. Report

        The power failures occurred at about 3:45 p.m., and hit customers in several areas, including Avondale, Batavia, Covedale, Oakley, Pleasant Ridge and Amelia, according to Cinergy spokeswoman Kathy Meinke.

Wyoming schools want lot
        WYOMING — The school district is looking to build a new headquarters on a grassy lot in a revitalized neighborhood, and residents there aren't happy about it.

Queen City's moments to shine reflected in book
        There's a new book about a city that is hard not to love. It's a city of romantic sites and daring deeds, of caring people and good times, a place that treasures small-town values as it pursues big-city dreams.

S P E C I A L   F E A T U R E S
Outdoor concert guide
Check our schedule of summer music events at more than 10 Tristate venues.
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Three cheers for Fountain
The Genius of Water was unveiled May 6 at a rededication celebration that mingled citizen protest and spurts of rain with fun and enthusiasm for the refurbishing of Cincinnati's landmark.
Special section at Cincinnati.com

Son of Beast 'awesome'
“I waited five hours to get on this thing and it was worth every minute,” said Mike Heller, 15, of Mason. “This is the most awesome ride at Kings Island.”
Take a tour of 'Son of Beast'
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camps
Summer Camp Guide
The Enquirer Summer Camp Guide provides information about hundreds of camps sponsored by Tristate schools, businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations.

Our city in pictures
A new book from The Enquirer features 121 photos of people, places and events that have shaped Greater Cincinnati this century. Each photo's story is told by award-winning columnist Cliff Radel.
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School confronts cancer
In a compelling three-part series, reporter John Johnston tells how students and staff at Finneytown High School face death and find strength in each other.

Make your plans for 2000
Check our FREETIME section for a calendar of the year's best entertainment events in the Tristate. Also, get movie, dining and music reviews.
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Focal Point
We're proud to showcase the work of Enquirer photographers at enquirer.com/focalpoint Click through 60 images from the past year.
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