The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, July 15, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 196
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HEAVY RAINS, WINDS LASH TRISTATE
Torrential rains and damaging winds blew through the Tristate Friday afternoon, causing widespread damage that included a warehouse roof that collapsed seconds after 60 workers dashed out emergency exits.
PAROLE GRANTED IN DEATH OF OFFICER
Shawnta Robertson, the Avondale man imprisoned for manslaughter after a Covington police officer chasing him fell to his death, will be released from prison and returned to the Cincinnati area soon.
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Local Headlines for  Saturday, July 15, 2000

Band 'NSync with fans
        Tears welled up in Megan Combs' eyes as she strained to get a closer look at Justin Timberlake and the other members of 'NSync.
Concert review: 'NSync
Justin, Britney sighted

Ohio motto is back in court
        The fight over Ohio's state motto, “With God, all things are possible,” is going back before the federal appeals court.

Old covered bridge to get a face lift
        FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — It is more than just a bridge over Johnson's Fork, a creek that runs thin and dry this time of year. The covered bridge is part of the landscape, a slice of Americana, a neighbor.

RAMSEY: Violence 101
        I happened to be vacationing in New England last week close enough to Reading, Mass., to feel the shock waves after one father was charged with beating another to death after their children's pickup hockey game.

Ruling on city's sex laws buoys officials
        A federal judge has upheld Cincinnati's law restricting sexually-oriented businesses, rejecting a nude dancer's argument that the laws are unconstitutional.

Tobacco bought with no ID
        Sitting behind a foot-high pyramid of cigarette packs, chewing tobacco cans and cigars, a group of 15 Norwood teens reminded the community Friday how easy it is to illegally purchase tobacco.

Bush bus caravan to GOP convention scheduled to pass this way
        Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky will be part of George W. Bush's five-day tour of key states this month that will take the GOP presidential candidate to Philadelphia for the Republican National Convention.

Clowning around: Kids learn circus skills
        The little girl with her feet tucked behind her head is Savanah Whitaker, 10, of Covington. Friends predict she will be a contortionist, and right now she is practicing her favorite move, “The Basket.”

Drug raid nets official's son
        LEBANON — The adult son and daughter-in-law of a Warren County commissioner are due in municipal court Monday after drug task force officers raided their East Warren Street home and accused them of growing marijuana.

Ex-doctor linked to death of Ohioan
        NEW YORK — A woman who died in Ohio in 1984 while recuperating from being hit by a car while bicycling may have been poisoned by a former doctor who was charged this week with killing patients at a Long Island hospital.

From welfare to homeowner
        Pam Ross has survived some hard times. For seven years she bounced around public aid, working a string of temp jobs and handing out surveys at shopping malls.

Fund for fixing pigs set up
        Now you can donate some bacon to help take care of the porkers hogging the streets of Porkopolis.

Grant will help vets find jobs
        WOODLAWN — Ohio has won a $600,000 grant to help veterans enter the work force.

Health center to bring dialysis to Silverton
        SILVERTON — Waiting for a kidney is bad enough for Alvin Williams.

2-story Kenton jail advised
        COVINGTON — When a new Kenton County Jail is built, it should be no higher than two stories, the Kenton County Jail Commission has recommended.

More buses coming to W. Chester
        WEST CHESTER TOWNSHIP — More buses soon will roll through this booming community in hopes of bringing in new workers to Butler County's fastest-growing township.

MRDD may be out $700,000
        LEBANON — The embattled Warren County Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities agency may have lost as much as $700,000 in state and school district reimbursements because it did not send bills for the money in time, The Cincinnati Enquirer has learned.

Opera review: Pelleas et Melisande
        In the end, Golaud walked silently across the stage, and a red leaf fluttered down to the floor. It was a final, delicate touch that perfectly capped the evocative mood of Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande and brought the tragedy of life, love and destiny full circle.

Police can take tobacco from teens
        FORT THOMAS — Steve Schmidt wishes now that, when he was a teen-ager, a police officer would have confiscated the cigarettes he had started smoking.

Police seek motive in slaying
        As police search for a motive for Edgewood's first homicide in 18 years, neighbors of the slain Delta Air Lines pilot mourned the loss of a friend they described as an easy-going, personable, family man.

Road work closes north lanes of Brent Spence
        All northbound lanes of the Brent Spence Bridge will be closed for eight hours tonight beginning at midnight.

New income guidelines for Cincinnati school meals
        Cincinnati schools announced income guidelines for students to qualify for free and reduced-price meals.

Schools can pay for buses, sports
        Busing, extracurricular activities and athletics can be funded at current levels for the full 2000-2001 school year, Cincinnati Public Schools officials said Friday.

Sparta could get a rodeo arena
        SPARTA — If a Warsaw attorney's plans work out, the Kentucky Speedway will have a rodeo arena as a neighbor.

MCNUTT: Waynesville
        If you know Dennis Dalton, you know he wades knee-deep in local history and anything Victorian.

Get to it
        A guide to help make your day.

Pig Parade: Alan GreenSpam

Tristate A.M. Report

Kentucky News Briefs

S P E C I A L   F E A T U R E S
'Moving wall' stirs emotions
The traveling, half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is on display in Clifton through Friday.
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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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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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Focal Point
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