The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, July 29, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 210
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COURT REVIVES WEAPON LAW
An appeals court ruled Friday that sheriff's deputies and Cincinnati police can resume arresting people for violating Ohio's concealed weapons law.
UJIMA CELEBRATION CREATES 'EVENT OF THE YEAR'
Tens of thousands of festivalgoers convened on downtown Cincinnati for the kickoff of the three-day Ujima Cinci-bration and the 38th annual 2000 Coors Light Festival.
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Local Headlines for  Saturday, July 29, 2000

Snowden quits amid dissension
        The former Cincinnati police chief hired to shape up Hamilton County's probation department quit Friday, fed up with questions about his credentials.

Bush bandwagon rolling into area
        George W. Bush brings his presidential campaign and the national spotlight to Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio today as part of one of the most important journeys he'll make in his bid to win the White House.

RAMSEY: School leaders
        One lingering myth in education is that everybody gets the summer off. In truth, many teachers and administrators are far more likely to spend the summer on a college campus.

Stadium project can begin
        Let the wrecking ball swing, a Hamilton County judge ruled Friday, rejecting a Firstar Center request to delay demolition work at Cinergy Field.

Aide may get Holcomb fund
        HAMILTON — The $164,000 campaign fund amassed by John F. Holcomb, the Butler County prosecutor who died a week ago, probably will be passed on to Dan Gattermeyer, his likely successor in this year's prosecutor's race.

Election heat is on for Butler candidates
        WEST CHESTER TWP. With about 100 days to go before the Nov. 7 general election, Butler County's dozen or so contested races are heating up — especially for prosecutor.

College planning $55M center
        An 18 percent jump in enrollment over the last three years has left Cincinnati State Technical and Community College needing space.

Second arrest made in pilot murder case
        COVINGTON - A second person has been charged in the killing of a Delta Air Lines pilot who was found shot to death in his Edgewood home July 12.

Concert review: Brahms Violin Concerto
        Cho-Liang Lin's performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Friday night made one wish he was a more frequent visitor to Cincinnati.

MCNUTT: County fairs
        What would a county fair be like without enough farms? Answer: the Hamilton County Fair.

Health Alliance names new managers
        The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati has taken another step in its ongoing management reorganization by naming executives to lead six core service lines.

Landfill dispute continues
        WEST CHESTER TWP. — The Skinner landfill dispute continues as a federal judge reviews public comments on a consent decree between polluters and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Lawmaker wants 12th-grade proficiency test out
        COLUMBUS — A state lawmaker wants to scrap Ohio's 12th-grade proficiency test, four years after he failed to win support for the same legislation and four months before an election in which he is running for Congress.

Lottery winner's windfall reduced
        The Kentucky Lottery has collected nearly $280,000 in back taxes and child support from lottery winners over the past two years.

N.Ky. cities ponder merger
        Residents of Crescent Springs and Villa Hills report fires to the same fire department. Their children attend the same schools and play together in the same sports leagues.

HOWARD: Neighborhoods
        Through Project Advance, Kimberly Underwood is getting a second chance to enter the work force. Things didn't look so good two years ago.

New tax officer position gets OK
        NEWPORT — Campbell County commissioners took another step toward more complete and aggressive tax collection Friday by authorizing the creation of a second tax compliance officer position.

No tax increase seen for schools
        COVINGTON — Taxpayers most likely won't have to dig any deeper into their pockets this fall to help the ailing Covington school district.

Sheppard son keeps up legal fight
        CLEVELAND — The son of Dr. Sam Sheppard on Friday appealed the verdict in his recent wrongful-imprisonment lawsuit, the first step in trying to overturn a jury's ruling that his father could not be cleared of his mother's 1954 beating death.

Treasurer to leave Monroe
        MONROE - Just three weeks after becoming the Monroe School District's treasurer, Nancy Weisberg is leaving.

Get to it
        A guide to help make your day.

Kentucky News Briefs

Pig Parade: Sownd Investor

Tristate A.M. Report

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Readers rule
In honor of summer vacation, we let readers take over the work of Tempo reporters for a week.

'NSync fans review show
We asked fans to review the July 14 Cinergy Field concert and 65 responded. Read what they liked - and didn't like.
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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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