The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, June 5, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 157
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Local Headlines for  Monday, June 05, 2000

New highway spurs speeders
        To most Butler County commuters, the new regional highway connecting Interstate 75 to Hamilton is simply a new road that makes their traveling easier. But where some see the Michael A. Fox Highway — with its smooth surface and wide, straight lanes — as a more efficient commute, others see an unofficial racetrack.

Cicada's life short, sweet
        Imagine if this were your life: Your parents die as soon as you're born. You spend your first 17 years of life in your room. You dig your way to freedom, mature and find sex in a matter of days. Within a month, you're dead.

Searching for birds' best spots
        Audubon Ohio is taking part in a national effort to identify birds' favorite spots.

Retiring teachers share memories
        One teacher can touch the lives of more than 700 students in a 35-year career, not to mention those students' families. When teachers and other educators retire — as hundreds in the Tristate will this summer — they leave a void in the community.

Anglers can cast until dawn
        The sun is setting at the old fishing lake. It's time to put the poles away and call it a day.

Hotel geared to race fans
        Racing fans who can't attend the grand opening of the Kentucky Speedway on June 16 might find a room at the Wildwood Inn a close second.

Trucker mad the night he died
        MONROE — Truck driver Eddie Case stumbled into Bishop's Truck Service here at 3 a.m. Saturday. He thought someone had stolen his brand new white semi, witnesses said, and was in a foul mood.

Vandals knock WCIN off air
        Vandals knocked radio station WCIN-AM (1480) — home of R&B oldies and talk — off the air early Sunday.

John Kiesewetter column
Carol Burnett likes to engage her audience
        Carol Burnett has this fool-proof formula whenever she's asked to make a speech.

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        A guide to help make your day.

Kenny G's dull jazz pleases fans

        They enjoyed the lulling effects of tepid saxophone notes oozing into the cool June night air.

Pig Parade: The Simple Truth
        This is the 36th in the series spotlighting a pig from the Big Pig Gig Public Art Project taking place in Cincinnati, Covington and Newport.
27 years is enough for chief
        MONTGOMERY — A man who knew every nook and cranny of this community, who knew the names of most of Montgomery's long-time residents, will take off his badge July 7.

Auction of guns draws criticism
        Police and sheriff's departments in Kentucky are preparing thousands of firearms for an auction ordered by the state Assembly — with the money going to buy bulletproof vests for cops.

City makes room for more salt
        MIDDLETOWN — The city should be prepared to handle the worst storms next winter, thanks to new maintenance equipment and two new salt barns, which nearly quadruple the city's salt storage capacity.

Dayton increase in arson rate mystifying
        DAYTON, Ohio — Arson investigators cannot explain why the city's arson rate is increasing while the statewide and national rates are decreasing.

Funding sought for addition to trail
        LIBERTY TWP. — Proponents of a community hike and bike trail will ask township trustees today to approve an application for state funding to help pay for an additional one-mile section of paved trail.

Hatfields, McCoys try to bury stereotypes
        PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Descendants of the famous feuding Hatfields and McCoys say they hope an upcoming joint family reunion will help debunk enduring Appalachian stereotypes that were fueled by the feud.

Middletown wants cable TV input
        MIDDLETOWN — A survey mailed this week to residents should help the city determine what people want from their cable TV service.

Some counties still lack 911
        CARROLLTON, Ohio — When someone in Carroll County in eastern Ohio calls 911, a phone rings 100 miles away in Erie, Pa. Calls from Washington County in extreme southeastern Ohio are answered 90 miles away in Columbus.

Students hold out for best deal
        CLEVELAND — The college acceptance letters have arrived, the colleges want an answer about attending, but some students are waiting for a better financial aid deal.

Students realize man's dream
        LOUISVILLE — Eight years ago, a wealthy Louisville entrepreneur struck a risky and expensive deal with a group of Jefferson County's neediest fourth-graders.

Tristate Digest
        GLENDALE — A waitress at the Grand Finale restaurant was burned Sunday in an accident.

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.
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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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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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