The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, August 12, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 224
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CITY GUN SUIT SHOT DOWN
The city of Cincinnati lost again Friday in its legal battle to hold gun makers responsible for gun violence.
LOTTERY WINNER WANTS $500K BACK
The Boone County man who won a $65.4 million Powerball drawing gave a half-million dollars to a woman while he was drunk, and now he wants it back.
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FWW CLOSED BEFORE OPENING
Fort Washington Way and Third Street are closed this weekend to allow workers to finish preparations for Monday's 5 a.m. reopening.
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National headlines from the AP, updated around the clock.

Local Headlines for  Saturday, August 12, 2000

Dems keeping victory in focus
        The Ohioans and Kentuckians streaming into Los Angeles for the Democratic National Convention are willing to set aside some differences with Al Gore on issues to hold onto the White House this fall.

Firm lights up Fort Washington Way
        Ajay Bansal and his two brothers will be some of the busiest men in the city this weekend, the result of their ability to turn the perceived handicap of being minority businessmen into a strength.

It's time to roll up the sleeve
        Immunizations are a sure way to prevent childhood diseases and children are not allowed to enroll in school without them.

Power return goes slowly
        By 10 p.m. Friday, more than 48 hours after severe thunderstorms left 90,000 Tristate residents without electricity, 50 homes were still in the dark.

Beating victim meets 'angel'
        FORT THOMAS — Jerri Payne didn't know whether to laugh or cry Friday, so she did a little of each when she met the young woman who, she says, saved her life when she was severely beaten two weeks ago.

Mayor accused of taking city funds
        NORWOOD — Mayor Joe Hochbein funneled more than $17,418 meant for the city of Norwood since 1996 into private accounts under his sole control, a document made public Friday charges.

RAMSEY: Consequences
        “So how many brothers and sisters do you have?” I asked at the end of an interview, trying to put her comments in context.

Lava lamps light up memories
        One of the best-known icons of the '60s is celebrating a milestone. The Lava brand motion lamp, which has entranced and entertained generations around the world with its calming undulations, turns 35 this year.

Africans learn AIDS initiatives
        Facing poverty, low literacy rates and the explosive growth of the AIDS epidemic in Africa, government and health care officials are left to ask, “Where do we start?”

Arrest made five months after slaying
        Cincinnati homicide investigators arrested a 22-year-old man Friday in connection with the March shooting death of a Paddock Hills man.

Blast probe: Rules followed
        HAMILTON — A city investigation into what caused a natural gas explosion Thursday that seriously injured two city workers found that the workers did not break any policies, the city manager said.

Charge against teacher dropped
        FAIRFIELD — A misdemeanor charge of theft against a Fairfield West Elementary School teacher accused of stealing money from a student activity account has been dropped but will most likely be refiled in the next two weeks.

Disabled use art to make statement
        To the uninformed eye, the artwork in Cinergy's corporate lobby in downtown Cincinnati might look like scribbles.

His 'Yes' counts on this issue
        VILLA HILLS — Orlan Holliday has been hauling water home and patching up his cistern more than half his life.

Lucas won't go to convention
        COVINGTON — Kentucky U.S. Rep. Ken Lucas has decided not to attend next week's Democratic National Convention, he said at a Crescent Springs fund-raiser Friday night.

Man faces new charges
        A Bridgetown man was indicted Friday on charges of threatening to kill a woman who testified against him in a domestic violence case.

Metro buses stay put for now
        HARRISON — The city will be given a 30-day extension to see whether there's a way to work out funding to continue Metro bus service.

Patton brings grants to N. Ky.
        COVINGTON — Gov. Paul Patton played money changer in Northern Kentucky Friday, handing out $800,000 in federal grant dollars while helping two Kenton County Democrats raise thousands of dollars for their campaigns.

Police arrest eight in drug sweep
        NORWOOD — An effort by police to crack down on drug dealing in the western part of this central Hamilton County community has resulted in the arrests of eight people recently indicted by a Hamilton County grand jury.

Power company aiming to build plant in Indiana
        A Kentucky company has applied for a permit to build a power plant in Pike County, Ind., that would be partially fueled by coal waste.

State asks court to let tot die
        FRANKFORT — A state agency has asked a court to allow a “natural death” for a toddler who was battered into a vegetative state.

Villa Hills mayor says he won't step down
        COVINGTON — Embattled Villa Hills Mayor Steve Clark, the subject of state and local investigations, said Friday he has no intention of resigning his seat.

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Kentucky News Briefs

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Tristate A.M. Report

S P E C I A L   F E A T U R E S
THE WAY OF THE FUTURE
Analysts say the new Fort Washington Way will do more than ease traffic — it's the key that will help Cincinnati reclaim its legacy as one of America's great riverfront cities.
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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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