The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, July 8, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 189
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Local Headlines for  Saturday, July 08, 2000

Stadium seeks 800 for vending jobs
        Aramark Sports & Entertainment, the company contracted to provide food service at Paul Brown Stadium, still needs about 800 people to serve goodies, ring up sales, wait on fans in luxury suites, and deliver food and drinks to people sitting in club seats.

Bedinghaus ad touts stadium projects
        Hamilton County Commissioner Bob Bedinghaus will try to reshape what is seen as a political sow's ear into a silk purse with a TV campaign ad promoting new stadiums and riverfront development.

Dachau liberators to hold reunion here
        Louis Hendricks Jr. can't believe 55 years have passed since he witnessed the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau.

Kids snatch up Potter book
        Bookstores braced themselves. Kids wiped sleep from their eyes. Parents swigged coffee. And a little guy named Harry Potter made cash registers sing 'n' ring at midnight.
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Metallica fans expected to jam I-71
        SPARTA — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has issued a traffic advisory for Interstate 71 today in anticipation of the 50,000 fans expected to converge on the Kentucky Speedway for a daylong rock show headlined by Metallica.

City acts on street safety
        FORT THOMAS — Carla Crabtree says she hasn't had a sound night's sleep since June 28, when 10-year-old Stephen Schroder was struck and killed near her home on Garrison Avenue.

Judges move to end probation office dispute
        Hamilton County judges vowed Friday to get more involved in some of the changes taking place at the probation department. They didn't waste any time proving it.

RAMSEY: Mailbag full of surprises
        I like mail. My favorite letter from the last few months is one from Anna, a student at Symmes Elementary School.

Tech college leader named
        Flush with $10 million from the General Assembly, Northern Kentucky Technical College now has an interim chief operating officer to help decide how to spend it.

Army players add sizzle to Pops' big-band sounds
        “Swing is back — are ya in the mood?” crowed Cincinnati Pops conductor Erich Kunzel. Then the impressive sax section of the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band launched into the swing classic, “In the Mood.”

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Pig Parade: Pork Rules
        This is 70th in a series spotlighting pigs from the Big Pig Gig Public Art Project taking place in Cincinnati, Covington and Newport.

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?

Aquarium attendance at a peak
        NEWPORT — The long July Fourth holiday weekend that stretched for five days produced the busiest week of the year for the Newport Aquarium, with an average of nearly 8,000 visitors each day.

Bank robbery is 38th this year
        Two men robbed a Northside bank Friday afternoon, Greater Cincinnati's 38th bank robbery this year.

Bike trail opening in Woodlawn
        WOODLAWN — A half-mile of bike/hike trail will officially open this morning in Woodlawn, part of a project that will eventually link with other trails and might lead into Winton Woods just to the west of the village.

Boy, 16, charged in killing
        HAMILTON - Police have charged a 16-year-old boy, who has a history of drug arrests, in the shooting death of a 58-year-old West Chester man.

Hamilton's aim: better ballpark
        HAMILTON — Victor Davis wants to turn the diamond in the rough at the Booker T. Washington Community Center into a baseball jewel for neighborhood youth.

Kentucky Digest
        FORT MITCHELL — Nearly 40 people have graduated from the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Leadership Northern Kentucky class.

Law on sex offenders upheld
        FRANKFORT — Kentucky's law requiring sex offenders to be classified and registered and their whereabouts made public is constitutional, the state Court of Appeals said in two rulings Friday.

Local Digest
        Four Westwood men face 16 or more years in prison each if convicted of getting three girls drunk and videotaping them having sex.

Man, 19, indicted in killing of pizza driver
        WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio — One of two men accused in the killing of a pizza delivery driver was indicted Friday on aggravated murder charges with death penalty specifications, a Fayette County sheriff's deputy said.

Man indicted in rape of girl
        The man and girl met on a telephone chat line and exchanged beeper numbers, starting a relationship prosecutors say was inappropriate and ultimately illegal.

Mom cleared of felony in death of infant son
        HAMILTON — A Hamilton woman on Friday was cleared of a felony involuntary manslaughter charge in the 1999 death of her 5-month-old son.

Pleasant Ridge has block party
        Vintage cars, foot races and even a parade make Ridge Day a little different than the average community festival.

Troopers reject contract offer
        COLUMBUS — State troopers have overwhelmingly rejected a proposed contract that would change work shifts and increase penalties for overweight officers.

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Cincy radio on the Web
Local stations are reaching computer audiences in town and around the world. We give you links to your favorites.

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.”
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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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