The Cincinnati Enquirer
Wednesday, August 9, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 221
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2 SCHOOL LEVIES PASS, 1 FAILS
Voters on Tuesday passed school levies by slim margins for St. Bernard-Elmwood Place and Three Rivers schools, but rejected a levy for Norwood schools and a bond issue in Milford.
POLICE FUNDS GO UNSPENT
Police agencies in Hamilton County will have to wait until at least 2001 to start using the millions in new equipment voters agreed to pay for more than two years ago.
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Local Headlines for  Wednesday, August 09, 2000

Sale of rights required changes
        MASON — The Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati tournament, where qualifying matches are under way, has more new this year than a telegenic color change to the courts.

Truce called on cafe controversy
        A member of the Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Association will sit on the board of Ujima Cinci-Bration as the result of a controversy over downtown restaurant closings during the recent festival.

Lottery winner's a no-show for drunken-driving hearing
        BURLINGTON — The Tristate's $65 Million Man is wanted by the law.

Corridor proposal stresses unity
        Local officials pushing an $800 million eastern corridor project appeared to make a good impression on a key state committee Tuesday by stressing regional cooperation and several types of transportation.

Firefighters dispute rescue credit
        Cincinnati Fire Division Chief Robert Wright is trying to find out which other firefighters may have been involved in a rescue six years ago that saved the life of a 1-year-old girl.

Hemophiliac boy's heart, life restored
        On his last day at Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cortez DeLeon was feeling energetic enough to play air-guitar with a dust mop.

Judge rules zone change to bar drug clinics illegal
        COVINGTON — The city of Covington violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it changed its zoning plan to keep methadone clinics outside city limits, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

KIESEWETTER: 'ER's' Dr. Romano isn't such a bad guy
        Standing next to the bar, with a beer in his hand, ER's Dr. Robert Romano was trying to bully me, as he has done with everyone on the NBC hospital drama.

Viewers vote to evict Richard
        Will the Survivor alliance survive, or will Richard Hatch finally get tossed off the island tonight?

Alternative medicine regulation remains inconsistent
        Frustration with traditional medicine is sending more people to acupuncturists, energy healers and other alternative health care providers.

Body and Mind
        Mercy Health Partners has joined the National Speaking of Women's Health Foundation for the 2001 national conference.

Caring for aging parents can be a daily juggling routine
        Marjorie Haas knows firsthand the challenges of being a member of the sandwich generation.

Internet sites offer advice for seniors
        The fact that seniors tend to have more free time on their hands than others does not mean they want to spend it aimlessly noodling on an Internet info-hunt.

Patching up illness
        You might call it a Band-Aid solution.

Scientists find new uses for old drugs
        The blood thinner warfarin recently was found to help ward off cancer in people treated for blood clots. The same week, three studies suggested that popular cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may somehow reduce the risk of broken bones.

SAMPLES: Strange charm
        AUGUSTA, Ky. — Not every small town in Kentucky would appreciate a Carol Channing impersonator who is suspiciously, er ... tall.

Butler Co. candidate calls for drug tests
        HAMILTON — Robin Piper, the Republican candidate for Butler County prosecutor who admitted using illegal drugs in his youth, is advocating random testing for prosecutor's office employees.

Cabby on work release helped police
        The cabby who unwittingly picked up an accused bank robber Monday in Covington, then helped police make the arrest, is a convict out of jail on work release.

Couple give $1 million to WKU
        BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — A $1 million gift from former state Commerce Secretary Carroll Knicely and his wife, Eveyln, will be used to benefit leadership studies at Western Kentucky University's Institute for Economic Development, officials announced Tuesday.

David, 4, has wish: A cure for diabetes
        INDEPENDENCE — Four-year-old David Flack asks God for the same thing every night when he prays.

Help the kids adjust to school
        With school just a few short weeks away in most area districts, it's time to psych up the kids for the first big day.

Judge asked to order records
        Norwood Mayor Joe Hochbein may have to head to court once again, but this time instead of special prosecutors he could face Norwood Law Director Vicki Garry.

Lebanon selects new city auditor
        LEBANON — City Council decided Tuesday to make Middletown's assistant finance director Lebanon's new city auditor.

Many N.Ky. races look to be lively
        Seven people — including two couples — have filed for City Commission in tiny Kenton Vale (population 148), for possibly the first contested race in the little town's history.

Monroe, Lebanon reach tax deal on switched area
        MONROE — An agreement between the Monroe and Lebanon schools will allow Lebanon to keep most of the tax revenue generated from a small piece of ground that had been in the Lebanon Schools until last month.

N.Ky. losing top business recruiter
        FORT MITCHELL — One of Northern Kentucky's top economic development officials is leaving the region to take a job in Georgia.

Ousted judge seeks his former post
        FRANKFORT — A former eastern Kentucky judge ousted from office for misconduct filed Tuesday as a candidate in the special election to replace himself.

Schools outline improvements
        New classroom lessons, new job descriptions, more staff training and a much more watchful administrative eye are in store for Covington Independent Schools this fall.

Voinovich pushes Appalachian commission
        NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Sen. George Voinovich said the Appalachian Regional Commission should find more effective ways to distribute money to economically distressed areas like southeast Ohio.

Wilkinson bets on book venture
        LEXINGTON — While other Internet textbook sellers are trying to find a new niche, former Gov. Wallace Wilkinson said his online textbook retailing venture is in a unique position to succeed.

CROWLEY: It's time for the political games
        Last week I was in Philadelphia — which my luggage enjoyed so much it stayed an extra day — at the Republican love fest/infomercial/lets-sound-like-Democrats convention, but the political news goes on.

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S P E C I A L   F E A T U R E S
Take me to the fair
Check out our FREETIME section for all the details on the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana state fairs.

Tutu gets Freedom award
Archibishop Desmond Tutu, honored here Saturday night, said he had to overcome a “slave mentality” in himself before he could lead opposition to apartheid.
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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.

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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