The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, June 19, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 170
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'DARLING OF THE ARTS' GIVES AND GIVES
Since 1993, the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation, named for Mr. Budig's late father, has donated $14.8 million to high-profile arts projects.
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National headlines from the AP, updated around the clock.

Local Headlines for  Monday, June 19, 2000

Aquarium baby comes out of its shell
        NEWPORT — The nameless gray ball of fluff at Newport Aquarium is out of its shell and doing well.

Track owner promises to make it up to fans
        SPARTA, Ky. — Race fans, track officials and hometown folks alike were trying hard Sunday to recover from checkered-flag fever.

Speedway gives town some hopes and doubts
        SPARTA, Ky. — Frank Marshall sat in front of the Heavenly Creations antique store with a pack of Marlboros, his words disappearing in the roar of a passing train.

Still stuck in the muck
        SPARTA, Ky. — They came, they saw, they went back for their John Deeres.

DJ not the man he used to be - and more
        Brian Douglas walked up to me in the fitness center, and I didn't recognize him.

New heat warning possible lifesaver
        WASHINGTON — Sweltering cities should get a warning this summer before killer heat waves strike.

A devotion to children, families
        HAMILTON — Butler County will focus on the needs of children and families at a two-day conference in September.

Age doesn't stop painter
        MONTGOMERY — For 38 years, Radia S. Pfingstag put brush to canvas.

Fernald report will get hearing
        Government officials will visit the Tristate Thursday for a public hearing on a new report that summarizes possible health hazards stemming from the former Fernald uranium processing plant.

Miami offers minor in Jewish studies
        A Greek Orthodox professor at home with Israelis and Arabs will guide Miami University's new undergraduate minor in Jewish studies.

On Father's Day, dads reflect on children, times
        Marty Meisberger isn't quite sure what the toughest part of being a father is, but his 51/2-year-old son had an opinion.

DogFest honors our best friends
        UNION TOWNSHIP — It will be a scratch and sniff special, a celebration of all things canine.

Fans soak up music at Indy JazzFest
        INDIANAPOLIS — Indy JazzFest organizers might have picked a less moist role model. Taking its inspiration from New Orleans' Jazz & Heritage Festival, the second annual music event held in Indianapolis' Military Park was flooded by Mississippi-sized rains.

Latest Bad Company good imitation of band in heyday
        A rock 'n' roll band's name can be protected through contracts and the law, but questionable taste belongs to the public domain.

Lebanon has improvements planned for city parkland
        LEBANON — Christmas Tree Park, a low-profile patch of greenery in a high-profile spot, is in line for a sprucing-up.

Pig Parade: Pig-ture Perfect Smiles
        Artist: Anne Mayer Hesse, 55, former Cincinnatian living in Daphne, Ala. Her work won second prize in the fiber category at Summerfair 2000.

Results of our news poll
        We received 22 responses to this weekend's question:

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Tristate digest
        WASHINGTON — President Clinton has honored two Cincinnati leaders for community service:

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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