The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, July 17, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 198
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Local Headlines for  Monday, July 17, 2000

Stadium's final cost unknown
        Pencils and erasers are replacing cranes and dump trucks as the most important tools at Paul Brown Stadium. With fewer than five weeks before the stadium opens, no one can say how much the new stadium will cost taxpayers.

Boy, 13, arrested in car theft, crash
        CRESCENT SPRINGS, Ky. — A 13-year-old Florence boy stole a car in Covington Sunday and led police on a chase southbound on Interstate 75 before colliding with a BMW on Buttermilk Pike, police said.

Chabot, Cranley begin debates
        Democrat John Cranley tried to paint U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot as the “super-friend” of special interest, while Mr. Chabot defended his six-year record of fighting for lower taxes and less government in a Green Township debate Sunday night.

Chili champion gets gash with cash
        Gold Star ChiliFest chili cook-off winner Kirby “Major” Dunaway learned Saturday that being a champion doesn't make you invincible.

Firefighters reach out to boost teens
        Whenever he hears the sirens and horns of a fire engine rolling by, James Bates rushes to a window at his Golf Manor home. James, 14, has become an aspiring firefighter, one of 10 youths working in Cincinnati firehouses through the Kids at Risk summer jobs program.

Stabbing brings up concerns of councilman
        HAMILTON — The neighborhood where a woman was found stabbed to death early Saturday is one of this Butler County city's biggest problem areas for prostitution, a city official said Sunday.

Man arrested in drive-by shooting
        LINCOLN HEIGHTS — A suspect wanted by police on charges of wounding three people in a drive-by shooting early Saturday was arrested Sunday afternoon in Forest Park.

Secret places, slower paces
        This week, readers take center page in The Enquirer's Tempo section. Today's topic, the Tristate's best-kept secret places, brings to mind the notion that maybe we need to slow down. Slowing down allows us to see things, things that otherwise would be a blur in our breakneck, 24-7 lives.

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KIESEWETTER: TV critic survives first week of press tour
        PASADENA, Calif. — Marooned far from home. Deprived of sleep. Muscles aching from countless hours sitting in primitive, stiff conference chairs. Welcome to my world, the Television Critics Association's annual 21/2-week summer press tour.

Bochco returns to run 'NYPD Blue'

        PASADENA, Calif. — Great news for NYPD Blue fans: TV's top cop creator, Steven Bochco, will return full-time to the police drama this season and next, replacing departed long-time executive producer David Milch.

Graves dazzles sold-out opera crowd
        When Denyce Graves takes on an operatic role, she owns it. The American mezzo-soprano, who is widely hailed as the definitive Carmen and Delila, added Amneris to her repertoire in Cincinnati Opera's Aida on Friday. It came as no surprise that Ms. Graves' gorgeously rich, honeyed voice, powerful acting ability and natural beauty would result in a triumph.

Pig Parade: Olympig
        This is 79th in a series spotlighting pigs from the Big Pig Gig Public Art Project taking place in Cincinnati, Covington and Newport.

Pops breaks out best of Broadway
        Wanted: Musician. Experienced only. Ability to kick up heels a plus. Sense of humor a must. This is how the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra should advertise next time they have an opening.

So long, friend, and happy tails
        The story of Mook the long-haired, shepherd-like dog has a mostly happy ending.

Stray dogs a problem in Tristate
        FORT MITCHELL — The 2-year-old chow mix's furry head turned left and right as he passed between 15 animal cages Tuesday at the Kenton County Animal Shelter.

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?

An ode to Ohio's roads, rails, rivers
        If you've heard of the Cino, the Ohio 40-A and the roundhouse, you know something about early transportation in the Buckeye State.

Bus service may change
        OXFORD — The Talawanda Schools won't cut high school busing this year. But if a money issue on the November ballot fails, transportation reductions could be considered the following year.

Deerfield may start own police
        DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP — A town meeting has been scheduled for Thursday to discuss whether the township should start its own police department.

Kentucky Digest
        MORTONS GAP, Ky. — A man is charged with driving under the influence after his young son was struck and killed Saturday as the man backed out of his driveway, Kentucky State Police said Sunday.

Lawyers' journal aims to help advocacy efforts
        Lawyers who belong to the Cincinnati-based National Employee Rights Institute have added a journal to their advocacy efforts.

Local Digest
        A College Hill man was charged with kidnapping, aggravated robbery and fleeing and eluding after a 20-minute police chase Saturday, Springdale police said.

Man charged in athlete's shooting was UK student
        LEXINGTON — For six long years, Trent DiGiuro's family waited for answers. Why did a sniper target their son, a football player and honor student at the University of Kentucky, in the darkness as he sat on his front porch celebrating his 21st birthday?

Meter plan views mixed in Newport
        NEWPORT — Police Chief Tom Fromme was anything but surprised by Newport business owners' mixed reactions to his proposal for 700 new parking meters in the city's core area.

Patrons helped injured in wine terrace collapse
        MIDDLE BASS ISLAND, Ohio — Water and wine trickled through cracks in the floor. Bits of concrete tumbled onto rescuers searching frantically for survivors.

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Stadium lights up
Paul Brown Stadium was aglow Friday night, the first time the switch was flipped on the Bengals stadium's brilliant lights. The stadium will host its first game Aug. 19, but crews will continue work through the end of the year.

Great American Ball Park
Carl Lindner's insurance company will pay about $75 million over 30 years for naming rights to the new Reds ballpark.
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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.”
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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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