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Sunday, June 11, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 163
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SPEEDWAY DRIVES CASH TO N.KY.
SPARTA — The rolling, vacant tracts of land sprouting “For Sale” signs along KY 35 in Gallatin County have yet to be touched by the economic potential of its vast new neighbor, the $153 million Kentucky Speedway.
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Local Headlines for  Monday, June 12, 2000

Speedway drives cash to N.Ky.
        SPARTA — The rolling, vacant tracts of land sprouting “For Sale” signs along KY 35 in Gallatin County have yet to be touched by the economic potential of its vast new neighbor, the $153 million Kentucky Speedway.

Stadium lease has loophole for extras
        Taxpayers may still have to buy things for the Cincinnati Bengals' new home even after construction at Paul Brown Stadium is finished.

Reading exam doubles CPS summer school
        Todaythousands of Cincinnati children will trade tag in the park and a splash in the pool for reading lessons in the classroom.

Program hits home for teacher
        As a teacher, Lisa Campbell is in favor of sending kids to summer school who have trouble reading. As a mother, she's not so sure.

Officer killed in motorcycle crash
        A Cincinnati police officer died in a motorcycle accident in Camp Washington on his way home from work early Sunday.

Preserving city's broadcast history seems left to us
        I guess we'll have to do it ourselves. Sad to say, nobody seems very interested in preserving Cincinnati's rich broadcasting heritage.

AIM leader's imprisonment pits protesters, FBI
        This is the story of 40 people: 39 who held a vigil in Cincinnati Sunday night for the release of convicted killer and American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, and one local FBI agent staunchly opposed to it.

Careless smoking blamed in fatal fire
        FAIRFIELD — A firefighter was hit in the head when a section of roof collapsed and a second firefighter suffered heat exhaustion Sunday fighting a six-unit townhouse complex fire in Fairfield.

Cutting welfare dependency by building self-esteem
        HAMILTON — Sitting at a table in the conference room, Vickie Jarrett made it clear she dislikes being a welfare mom.

Marchers assert rights
        Cincinnati's first gay pride parade in five years had a distinctly proud and celebratory tone as hundreds of people marched Sunday from Clifton to Northside.

Background check may not show crime
        COLUMBUS — A criminal background check might have been all the American Cancer Society needed to discover that an executive charged with stealing $6.9 million from the agency had been convicted of white-collar crimes in three states.

Baptist revisions debated
        When Southern Baptist church representatives meet for their annual convention today in Orlando, Fla., they're expected to overwhelmingly approve the biggest changes in their statement of belief in nearly 40 years.

CSO, Riverbend, Shakespeare blend into a satisfying mix
        There is the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at Music Hall, and then there is the same orchestra at Riverbend.

Fat Wally needs more space
        HAMILTON — Fat Wally's is about to gain some size.

Grads may be back as educators
        MIDDLETOWN — Briana Everhart has wanted to be an elementary school teacher since she was in the sixth grade.

Monroe educators are ready to move forward
        MONROE — With a superintendent in place, Monroe educators are turning their attention to putting together an administrative team for the middle/high school and hiring a treasurer.

Music and much more
        NEWPORT — It's not your father's symphony.

Residency proposal called vague
        HAMILTON — A proposed ordinance that would change residency requirements for city workers is worded vaguely, according to workers who responded to a survey.

Beating the heat in your own back yard
        It's hot.

Pig parade: Pigasus
        Lynn Judd of Loveland is doing three pigs.

Program helps low-income families buy homes
        WALTON — Carrie Covington has been paying rent for seven years, but by the end of the month, this single mother and her three daughters will have a home of their own.

Woman set for release today
        A woman convicted of murdering her abusive brother-in-law in 1995 is expected to walk free today, leaving her sister, Kimberly Springer, to face charges alone.

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Tristate digest
        A youngster critically injured in a crash Friday morning in Fairfield Township is “much improved,” Children's Hospital Medical Center officials said Sunday.

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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