The Cincinnati Enquirer
Wednesday, July 5, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 186
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Local Headlines for  Wednesday, July 05, 2000

Aquarium's octopus is doomed
        The Newport Aquarium's female giant Pacific octopus recently laid eggs in her tank, a natural process for the intelligent aquatic animal, but it will cost her her life.

High gas prices have silver lining
        And now, some good news about increased gas prices: They may be helping to increase area bus ridership and clean the Tristate's air.

Pops concert a holiday treat
        It was a historic first, and it went off without a hitch.

Sun, fun mark holiday
        This Fourth of July history lesson comes, appropriately enough, from a slice of Cincinnati's cultural landscape: the center field grass at the Crosley Field replica in Blue Ash.

Peaselburg Parade slice of Americana
        COVINGTON — It was hot and humid Tuesday, but that didn't deter Linda Fryman and her dog, Skeeter, from returning to the old neighborhood and marching in the Peaselburg Parade.

AME church seeks action
        African Methodist Episcopal church members from around the world celebrated Independence Day here by declaring that their religious convictions cannot be independent of community action.

Body found floating in river
        NEWPORT — The body of a 60-year-old Lawrenceburg man was discovered floating in the Ohio River on Tuesday afternoon.

Flash floods, possible tornado punctuate holiday
        The Tristate's hot, humid weather turned ugly and potentially dangerous Tuesday, with a reported tornado touchdown in Brown County, flooded roads in Clermont County and scattered power outages.

Robberies can scar bank tellers for years
        Two masked men robbed a Forest Park bank last week. While one held employees at gunpoint, the other bounded over the counter and bagged the money.
Steps in training for employees

Tell Us: How casual is too casual?
        During the last decade the dress code at work has become increasingly casual. Gym shoes and sandals, sure? Khakis and denim, what the heck! A suit and tie? Fuggetaboutit.

Web site answers breast cancer questions
        A woman who's just been given a diagnosis of breast cancer has plenty of questions. But she's not always capable of putting those questions into words or of listening to the doctor's answers.

Web sites for ice cream lovers
        Hot days demand cool treats. Forget about the saying “A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips” and dive into a bowl of ice cream to beat the heat. You can learn more about this frozen delicacy at the sites listed below.

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Pig Parade: Rock-A-Bye Piggy
        This is 67th in a series spotlighting pigs from the Big Pig Gig Public Art Project taking place in Cincinnati, Covington and Newport.

'Survivor' fans give Rudy, Sean the boot
        Yo, Rudy! Sean! You better be watching your backs. You two are in a dead heat in the Enquirer's reader poll of who should get the boot next.

Who should be cast away?
        CBS' Survivor pits castaways against each other as they vote each week on whom to kick off the desert island. Whom would you vote to cast away next? Why?

13 die in eight crashes in Ky.
        Thirteen people were killed in eight highway crashes through Monday night in an unusually long July 4 holiday period, Kentucky State Police reported Tuesday.

3 boys under house arrest
        HAMILTON — Three boys accused of vandalizing Babeck Elementary School June 24 were released from the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center on Monday, but they will spend the next month under house arrest.

Assault victim's condition upgraded
        Gary Kretzer, the 38-year-old Mason man who suffered head injuries after a neighborhood dispute, has been upgraded from serious to fair condition, a University Hospital nursing supervisor said Tuesday.

Attack doesn't faze new store owner
        The new owner of Beekman Market in Millvale has a familiar face.

Chautauqua festival celebrates history
        WILMINGTON — Thomas Edison will appear in Wilmington this week, with industrialist John D. Rockefeller, poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar, women's rights activist Victoria Woodhull and baseball icon Branch Rickey.

Demolition set for tornado-damaged apartments
        SYMMES TOWNSHIP — Demolition of the Village Brooke Apartments, ravaged by the April 9, 1999, tornado, is scheduled to begin this month, no later than July 28.

Funeral escorts come close to own deaths
        DAYTON, Ohio — A firefighter who also escorts funeral processions as a sideline said unthinking drivers can make his part-time job as dangerous as his full-time work.

Kentucky Digest
        COVINGTON — It may be July, but merchants in the MainStrasse Village are celebrating Christmas.

Local Digest
        DAYTON, Ohio — Two Tristate 18-year-olds, who were hurt in an Indiana wreck that killed two other teens, remained in critical condition Tuesday at Miami Valley Hospital here.

Police officer possible for Franklin Schools
        FRANKLIN — The Franklin Police Department will learn later this month whether it will be able to put a school resource officer in the Franklin Schools.

Robber interrupts gathering
        SPRINGFIELD TWP. — A quiet holiday gathering on Fullerton Drive was interrupted by gunfire when an unexpected guest beat and robbed a family friend, threatened to kill everyone there, then fled on foot, police said.

Teen driver hurt badly in crash
        GOSHEN TOWNSHIP — A 16-year-old girl was seriously hurt and four other people were injured in a three-vehicle crash here Tuesday afternoon.

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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.

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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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