The Cincinnati Enquirer
Wednesday, July 19, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 200
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RULING SUSPENDS GUN LAW
Vernon Ferrier can carry his gun to work today without worrying about breaking the law. He and three other Cincinnatians won a court victory Tuesday that left the county with no concealed weapons law.
$610,000 SETTLEMENT APPROVED
Eight months after Suzie Thompson was shot to death by a former boyfriend who was mistakenly released from jail, Warren County commissioners approved a $610,000 settlement with her family.
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Local Headlines for  Wednesday, July 19, 2000

Car cell phones are handy, and that can be a problem
        Motorists are dialing up trouble when they try to use their cellular phones and drive their cars at the same time.

Group fights Lunken proposal
        A charter jet company controlled by billionaire investor Warren Buffet wants to build a hangar and maintenance facility at Lunken Airport, an expansion that would result in more private jets flying over nearby Mount Lookout.

Ballpark designs not all decided
        The design of the white steel Great American Ball Park is set in stone, but approval of the final design of the ballpark might still be more than a year away.

Briton found not guilty of ducking child support
        A jury Tuesday found London-based journalist Charles Aniagolu not guilty of failing to pay $143,529 in child support to his 13-year-old daughter.

Ex-councilman denies fraud in Fairfield voting
        FAIRFIELD — A day after he escaped a recall vote by resigning his city council seat, Jon V. Saylor denied Tuesday that he created sham voters and falsified absentee ballots to help get himself elected.

Mill Creek flows from gritty reality to surprising beauty
        The flotilla was so large that wildlife took flight.

KIESEWETTER: Miller brings fan's view to football booth
        PASADENA, Calif. — If comedian Dennis Miller knows as much about football as I do about baseball, then ABC's Monday Night Football will be OK. Apparently he does.

Aid seekers need close eye
        FRANKFORT — Andy Groves knows the student financial aid maze inside and out.

Bush plans Covington tour stop
        COVINGTON — Texas Gov. George W. Bush's path to the Republican presidential nomination will go through Northern Kentucky.

CROWLEY: Closer to home
        Enough of GW and Gore the Bore. Let's dig into some local politics.

County bows to law on mobile homes
        LEBANON — Warren County commissioners reluctantly agreed Tuesday to abide by a state law that allows manufactured housing anywhere single-family dwellings are permitted.

Death of inmate in cell investigated
        MIDDLETOWN — A 48-year-old inmate was found dead in the city jail Tuesday afternoon.

Fans head to derby day
        INDEPENDENCE — Sporting a red cap and no shirt, demolition derby driver Matt Thompson, 18, stood beside his No.13 car and surveyed the competition at the Kenton County Fair on Tuesday.

Fixes for Garrison St. in works
        FORT THOMAS — Cars appear to be moving more slowly on Garrison Avenue since the city installed temporary speed bumps, but the final solution to traffic problems is still weeks away.

Flier wrong on forming police force, trustee says
        DEERFIELD TWP. — Trustees President Bill Morand on Tuesday blasted a citizens group for distributing fliers he said contained inaccurate and misleading information about trustees' efforts to form an independent township police department.

Florence plans to annex Turfway
        FLORENCE — Turfway Park is one step closer to being annexed into this city.

Grease, oil fueling buses
        COVINGTON — Folks might smell a different odor this summer as buses roll by in Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky.

Mariemont boathouse is being restored
        MARIEMONT — The restoration of the village's boathouse, at Pleasant Avenue and Wooster Pike, opens up a treasury of childhood memories for Virginia Conover, 83.

New school district has staff in place
        MONROE — Ohio's newest school district — the 3-week-old Monroe Local Schools — now has an administrative team, teachers and a school calendar. And next week, officials will move into temporary office space in the former Monroe Police Station on Lebanon Street.

Robber hits bank near Covington police station
        COVINGTON — A man robbed a Bank of Kentucky branch Tuesday at the intersection of 19th Street and Madison Avenue — less than a block from the Covington Police Station.

Rural roots revisited
        LEBANON — Rides, crafts and lots of food highlight the 149th annual Warren County Fair, but animals take center stage.

Schools hiring five administrators
        Lebanon City Schools and Mason City Schools are awash with new administrators.

Study looks at Wal-Mart concerns
        FORT WRIGHT — More traffic lights, additional turn lanes and an access road should meet the needs of a proposed Wal-Mart SuperCenter and address existing traffic problems at Ky. 17 and Highland Pike, a traffic impact study says.

Talawanda voters again will face levy
        OXFORD — Voters in the Talawanda Schools will be asked again in November to approve a 6.5-mill operating levy to prevent further budget cuts and to increase teachers' salaries.

Unattended kids, stiffer penalties?
        INDIANAPOLIS — Parents or other guardians left children unattended 37 times at Indiana riverboat casinos during the past 14 months, a published report said.

Victim stabbed more than 40 times
        HAMILTON — The city's latest homicide was also one of its most savage, Butler County Coroner Richard P. Burkhardt said Tuesday.

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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.”
Take a tour of 'Son of Beast'

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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