The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, August 5, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 217
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TUTU FORESEES 'YET ANOTHER MOUNTAIN'
For most of his adult life, the Most Rev. Desmond Tutu had two goals — serve God and end apartheid, his native country's racial segregation policy.
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Local Headlines for  Saturday, August 05, 2000

Bush visit underlines importance of Ohio
        AKRON — The day after accepting the Republican Party's nomination for president, George W. Bush was back in Ohio — this time whipping up a crowd at an Amtrak station in Akron.

Sporadic jumps in gas price don't appear to signal trend
        Just when Tristate area drivers were becoming accustomed to some relief at the gas pump, prices shot up as much as 25 cents per gallon Friday morning at some stations.

RAMSEY: Awkward age
        Early adolescence is the age of invisibility, not invincibility, as is often thought.

Chief denies radar linked to crash
        ARLINGTON HGTS. — Police Chief Chuck Huff denied allegations Friday that an officer running radar on a stretch of Interstate 75 may have contributed to a crash that killed a Germantown woman.

City rethinking vendor ban
        Two days after voting to ban vendors and ticket scalpers from nearly all of the riverfront, three council members are ready to reconsider.

Tower project revived
        NEWPORT — The Millennium Monument Tower, just a dream and some drawings since it was proposed three years ago, will be built next to the World Peace Bell, according to sources close to businessman Wayne Carlisle.

Recalling lives lost to violence
        For Dante Dunn, the pain of his mother's sudden death is never far from his mind.

Thrown concrete injures Hamilton man
        HAMILTON — John Gentile was driving a familiar route — north on Kenworth Avenue near Franklin Street to take a friend home — when he suddenly felt overwhelming numbness in his forehead, and noticed a gaping hole in his truck's windshield.

Colleges become innovative
        The freshman roommates haven't even met, but already they know who will bring the VCR and who'll supply the fridge.

Comair case continues, judge rules
        COVINGTON — Comair Inc. pilots will continue defending themselves against the lawsuit filed by their employer after nearly 1,000 flights and 23,000 passengers were grounded in December.

Counterfeiter gets reduced sentence
        Making counterfeit currency with a computer and off-the-shelf software is so easy it doesn't merit the same jail time as the old-fashioned way, when a master engraver painstakingly etched metal plates, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Couple arrested in sale of drugs
        HAMILTON — A Butler County couple were arrested after allegedly selling prescription painkillers in the presence of their four children — all believed to be under age 5.

Ex-broadcaster kills himself
        Former Cleveland television and radio personality Joel Rose killed himself Friday, the day a newspaper reported he was being investigated for allegedly mailing underwear and pornography to women.

German heritage to be feted
        COVINGTON — Northern Kentuckians can celebrate their German heritage at Behringer-Crawford Museum next weekend by trying everything from Flying Pig beer to finger wrestling.

Lima neighbors pitch in to buy lot
        LIMA — Neighbors have bought the lot where a house fire killed a woman and four children and plan to create a memorial with flowers and trees.

McNUTT: The old way Stagecoach line is new attraction
        WAYNESVILLE — The Accommodation Line, designated an Ohio Scenic Byway earlier this year, will soon feature signs and later an interpretative center.

Outdoors an adventure
        They awoke puffy-eyed and wrapped in clothing against the early morning chill, emerged from their tents and headed to the food — cereal and bagels with cream cheese.

Report says injuries at theme parks have doubled
        A federal report that says amusement park injuries have nearly doubled since 1996 is scary enough to shake the most fearless thrill seeker.

State fair brings millions of dollars to Columbus
        COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Fair, which began its 17-day run Friday, provides a big economic boost to Columbus.

Students get taste of tech from program
        CRESTVIEW HILLS — When Philip Jemison began Platinum Communications with some fellow high school students six days ago, the company's profit soon shot up to more than $8 million.

Get to it
        A guide to help make your day

Pig Parade: Uperse Igpe, the Pig Latin Pig

Tristate A.M. Report

S P E C I A L   F E A T U R E S
FWW reopening schedule
Drivers can expect a lot of orange barrels through the downtown construction zone even after portions of the reconstructed Fort Washington Way open on Aug. 14 and 18.
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GOP Convention coverage
Go to Enquirer.com/gop for an archive of reports from political writers Howard Wilkinson and Patrick Crowley and columnists Laura Pulfer.

Columbus report card
For the third year in a row, Senate President Richard H. Finan, R-Evendale, has topped our report card of Cincinnati-area state legislators.
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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 July 14, 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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Focal Point
We're proud to showcase the work of Enquirer photographers at enquirer.com/focalpoint Click through 60 images from the past year.
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