The Cincinnati Enquirer
Wednesday, June 28, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 179
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BENGALS LET GO OF SELLOUT GUARANTEE
Hamilton County won't have to buy any tickets to Cincinnati Bengals games during the team's first two years in Paul Brown Stadium.
TRISTATE VIEWERS REVEL IN SUSPENSE
Everyone knows a Rudy, a Coleen, a Ramona. Perhaps this is why the CBS show Survivor is such a big TV hit in the Tristate.
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Local Headlines for  Wednesday, June 28, 2000

Program could help restore cemetery
        ANDERSON TWP. — A little-known 1999 congressional bill to identify historic civil-rights sites could be the salvation of troubled Hillcrest Cemetery, a federal supervisory historian told The Cincinnati Enquirer.

RADEL: Nordstrom deal
        Cincinnati's City Council stands poised today to give its formal approval of a plan to pay for a downtown Nordstrom store. It should also change Cincinnati's nickname to: The Town That Can't Think Straight.

Hospital to lose $12M in funding
        University Hospital stands to lose at least $12 million this fall as Ohio's biggest loser in proposed changes to a statewide hospital charity care fund.

Walnut St. Bridge open
        The first piece of the $313 million reconfiguration of Fort Washington Way opened about 10:30 p.m. Monday, providing traffic flow over the Walnut Street Bridge to Levee Way.

Sister cities benefit beyond good will
        The national Sister Cities project began humbly with a simple goal: Save the planet from another world war by pairing foreign cities to share their cultures with each other.
    "Sister" program's origins traced to Ike in '56

Tributes, pain for slain scientist
        WEST CHESTER — The life of George Gibson touched people gently yet deeply. His death hit them hard.

West Chester: A name by any other wouldn't be so sweet
        WEST CHESTER — This Butler County township went to sleep Tuesday evening as Union Township but woke up today as West Chester.

Barleycorn's to sail into N.Ky. history
        NEWPORT — The Barleycorn's Yacht Club floating restaurant and bar, a fixture on the Newport waterfront under various names for 28 years, will sail into history after the Labor Day fireworks and Riverfest celebration in September.

3 boys held in school vandalism
        TRENTON — Three boys face criminal charges in connection with a weekend vandalism spree that damaged almost every classroom at Babeck Ele mentary School.

Budget pencils in tax roll-back
        BURLINGTON — Sewer lines in Hebron, eight new police officers, the county's first public pool and community centers.

City could lower property-tax rate
        Cincinnati property taxes will not be going up next year.

Classes feed grass roots
        The neighborhood needed a crosswalk. The city was too busy to do it. Residents did it themselves.

Clermont wreck leaves teen dead
        DELHI TOWNSHIP — For the fifth time in three weeks, a local teen who was a passenger in a vehicle has been killed.

Deerfield: We need more police
        DEERFIELD TWP. — The big question in this fast-growing township is not whether Deerfield will have its own police department, but when.

Design entries chosen
        ANDERSON TOWNSHIP — Greater Anderson Promotes Peace has selected three finalists among artists who submitted drawings for a peace pole to be erected in Veterans' Park.

Friends of crash victims trying to copy with tragedy
        Friends and relatives are still trying to come to terms with a weekend Indiana crash that killed two White Oak teens.

Kidnap suspect indicted
        BURLINGTON — A New Jersey man suspected of kidnapping his ex-lover's new boyfriend from a Florence hotel and later killing him was indicted Tuesday on a charge of capital kidnapping.

Land sought for sewer plant
        WILDER — The board of Sanitation District No. 1 voted unanimously Tuesday to begin condemnation proceedings on 228 acres on Ky. 20 for a new sewer plant.

Lawsuits against Kenton dismissed
        COVINGTON — Two open-records lawsuits filed against Kenton County have been dismissed, Kenton County Deputy Judge-executive Scott Kimmich announced Tuesday.

Lebanon electric rates to go up
        LEBANON — Residents will see their electric rates rise beginning in late July after a 20-percent increase passed City Council on its second try Tuesday night.

Local Community Shares receives grant to start volunteer program
        Greater Cincinnati Community Shares, a federation that funds 23 social service agencies that don't receive United Way money, has received grants to develop a volunteer program and move into larger space.

Man douses blaze
        LIBERTY TOWNSHIP — A former Cincinnati firefighter helped save his neighbor's house Tuesday morning by blasting a bedroom blaze with a garden hose.

Missing girl, 3, found
        GRANT COUNTY — For eight rainy hours Tuesday, 3-year-old Taylor Galvin wandered the woods and hills near her grandmother's farmhouse in Grant County.

Monroe schools to get funds
        MIDDLETOWN — By Friday, Middletown Schools will transfer $550,000 to the new Monroe Local Schools.

2 more teens die in separate wrecks
        Two more teen-agers who were passengers in vehicles that crashed have died, bringing to six the number of area teens who have been killed in crashes in three weeks.

Movie review: 'Patriot' gamey
        In the same way that a bad movie can be a lot of fun, a good movie sometimes can be mighty unpleasant. That's how I felt about The Patriot.

Nader could be on Ky. ballot
        COVINGTON — The Green Party has collected enough signatures to put its presidential candidate, Ralph Nader, on the ballot in Kentucky this fall.

Palm trees adjusting to climate
        OXFORD — Miami University botany professor Dr. David Francko didn't know a lot about palm trees when he bought a little one in Florida in the mid-1990s.

Parking lot cost up $400,000
        It is going to cost taxpayers $400,000 more than originally planned to prepare a city parking lot for the Bengals' Aug. 19 opener.

Portman mentioned for veep
        U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning put Mr. Portman among his top recommendations for vice presidential candidates for George W. Bush to consider.

Principal arrives at Losantiville
        There was a new principal at Losantiville Elementary School on Tuesday — a day after more than 50 parents and school staff pleaded with Cincinnati school board members to retain the school's current leader.

So, just why does 'Brady Bunch' live on?
        Barry Williams doesn't understand it any more than the rest of the world: The Brady Bunch refuses to die.

CROWLEY: Why we matter
        There was a day when the big-name pols out of Frankfort either couldn't or wouldn't find their way to Northern Kentucky. Now, they can't stay away.

BIG PIG GIG: Chop 'Til You Drop

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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.”
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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.

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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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