The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, June 10, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 162
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Local Headlines for  Saturday, June 10, 2000

2 crashes leave 5 dead, 10 injured
        Vehicle crashes in Fairfield and Delhi townships killed five people and injured 10 others Friday.

Smog returns to Tristate
        This year's first smog alert has been issued for today and Sunday.

Taft to UC grads: Stay in Ohio
        The University of Cincinnati's class of 2000 witnessed two milestones Friday:

Five accorded honorary doctorates
        During the University of Cincinnati's All-University Commencement on Friday, honorary degrees were awarded to:

Gas prices may keep vacations closer to home
        Skyrocketing gasoline prices might actually help fuel the Tristate tourism industry, experts say.

Soaring costs can add up quickly
        The increased cost of gasoline this year might seem small for one car making one trip. But multiply that by several thousand cars, and the impact is enormous.

Homearama goes global
        Homearama 2000, the annual showcase of new homes presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati, invites visitors to sample the decorative delights of many cultures.

RAMSEY: A travesty of trust betrayed
        Some people have to learn things the hard way. Even teachers.

Sawyer Point patrols beefed up after rape
        Authorities Friday said the rape of a 37-year-old woman in a Sawyer Point restroom this week was the first crime of this magnitude at the popular riverfront recreation spot.

Attorney General joins Villa Hills investigation
        VILLA HILLS — The Kentucky Attorney General's office has moved quickly on an investigation into a $25,020 check that Villa Hills Mayor Steve Clark sent to a Florence concrete company.

DUI repeater wins break
        An appeals court ordered a lighter sentence Friday for the man whose arrest last year prompted a tough new drunken driving law.

Nurses hired globally to work locally
        For some health-care providers, one solution to the Tristate nursing shortage may be found halfway around the planet.

Recruiting, retaining nurses a long-term struggle
        In addition to recruiting nurses from overseas, Tristate hospitals, nursing schools and other organizations have been working on a blizzard of projects to boost the nursing supply.

CSO to play Europe's halls in 2001 tour
        In his final season, maestro Jesus Lopez-Cobos will lead the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in its first visits to Krakow and Warsaw, Poland, and mainland Spain.

Pianist begins CSO summer dazzlingly
        Keep your eye on Jonathan Biss. This 19-year-old pianist is going places.

GET TO IT
        A guide to help make your day.

Pig Parade: Orange Barrow - the Road Hog
        This is the 42nd in the series spotlighting a pig from the Big Pig Gig Public Art Project taking place in Cincinnati, Covington and Newport.

Spaghetti Nob serves goodness
        NEWPORT — Some like bar hopping. Others prefer the movies or a video and pizza at home. But, when it came to Friday night entertainment in Newport, more than 200 chose to participate in the Spaghetti Nob 5K Run and Walk.

Strawberries worthy of two festivals
        What edible rose is ripe and ready for the eating at this time of year?

Butler Co. collecting household hazardous waste
        HAMILTON — Butler County residents can dispose of household hazardous waste from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Garfield Junior High School, 250 N. Fair Ave.

Cancer society rechecks safeguards
        COLUMBUS — Something as simple as having a second person check over financial transactions can help protect nonprofit organizations from theft and embezzlement, risk management specialists say.

Ex-official pleads guilty
        WARREN, Ohio — The former director of a sanitary district that provides water to 300,000 people in northeast Ohio pleaded guilty to corruption charges on Friday.

Ft. Ancient celebrates Indian life
        OREGONIA — Arrows weren't the only feathered flying objects created by American Indians. Resourceful prehistoric dwellers inserted turkey feathers in corncobs and hurled them through a hoop in a game that resembled darts.

Judges toss out drug conviction
        A man convicted on drug charges will get a new trial because a prosecutor compared his defense to a bad hand of poker.

Kentucky digest
        Several fire and emergency medical services in Northern Kentucky will stage a mock disaster today between noon and 12:30 p.m. The event will be on Ky. 8, west of Bromley and across from an oil storage facility.

Landowner fighting sewer plan had deal
        BELLEVIEW — For more than a year, most residents here have opposed a decision by Sanitation District No. 1 to put a new wastewater treatment plant in their area of western Boone County.

Local digest
        An Over-the-Rhine teen-ager pleaded guilty to murder Friday in the beating death of Anthony Isaacs.

Residents want better sign laws
        FOREST PARK — For eight years, ribbons congratulating graduates from Winton Woods High School have flown from a fence along Winton Road.

Ruling could spark appeals in dozens of juveniles' cases
        COLUMBUS, Ohio — Dozens of juveniles tried as adults and sent to prison in the last four years could have their cases reconsidered following an Ohio Supreme Court ruling.

Wreck traps man for 2 hours
        MASON — This week's auto extrication training for Mason firefighters paid dividends for a Maineville man injured in a one-car crash early Friday.

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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