Monday, August 14, 2000

Local Digest


Cooking caused fire at Rowe Towers

        Unattended food cooking on a range was cited Sunday as the cause of a fire that resulted in $12,000 damage to the Stanley Rowe Towers apartment building on Linn Street Saturday night, Cincinnati Fire Division officials said.

        A female resident on the seventh floor, whose name was not released, was treated for smoke inhalation at University Hospital, fire officials said. The fire started at 11:40 p.m. in her apartment.

        The seventh and eighth floors of Stanley Rowe Towers were evacuated.
       

Construction worker
trapped in well

               LAWRENCEBURG — Rescue personnel were on the grounds of Lawrenceburg High School late Sunday attempting to rescue a man who fell into a well.

        The incident happened about 10:10 p.m. and involved a construction worker, police dispatchers said. The high school is on Tiger Boulevard off U.S. 50.
       

Maccabi Games
bring athletes here

               Thousands of Jewish youths from five countries are in Cincinnati through Friday for an athletic competition.

        The JCC Maccabi Games kicked off Sunday night at the University of Cincinnati with a show featuring the UC Dance Team, followed by opening ceremonies.

        More than 3,000 people are expected to attend the week's athletic events, including 1,400 teen delegates from the United States, Australia, Canada, Great Britain and Israel.

        Opening ceremonies included a parade of athletes and a tribute to the Munich 11, the Israeli athletes murdered during the 1972 Summer Olympics.

        The athletic events this week are not open to the general public, but participants will be doing philanthropic projects across the Tristate on Tuesday.
       

Firefighter hurt
in West End fire

               Cincinnati fire officials continued Sunday to investigate a Saturday blaze that caused $20,000 damage to a home on West Liberty Street in the West End.

        One firefighter was treated at a hospital for minor thermal burns on his hand after his breathing apparatus became entangled with a 2,400-volt overhead power line, officials said.

        His name was not released.

        No one else was injured in the 3:10 p.m. fire in which the second floor, attic and rear of the building sustained the most damage, officials said.
       

Single-car crash
kills woman, 24

               COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — A 24-year-old woman was killed early Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 275, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said.

        Miranda M. Palosaari of Sharonville was driving east on I-275 near the Pippin Road overpass at 1:18 a.m. when she lost control of her 1996 Ford Con tour and struck an embankment, the sheriff's office said.

        Ms. Palosaari was ejected from the car when it flipped, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. She was not wearing a seat belt, deputies said.

        Passenger Jodi Fausone, 22, of Calumet, Mich., was taken to Mercy Hospital Fairfield, but no further information about her was available Sunday night, a hospital official there said.

        Another passenger, 22-year-old Johnathan H. Angel of Middletown, was taken to Franciscan Hospital, Mount Airy Campus, where he was treated and released, a hospital official said.

        The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the crash, the sheriff's department said.
       

"Psychology of
Women' seminar

               The Union Institute will host “An Introduction to the Psychology of Women” seminar on Aug. 26, part of a series of free Saturday seminars devoted to women's studies.

        Jane Malpede, a psychotherapist and educator, will moderate the 10 a.m. to noon seminar. It's the third of six seminars at the Walnut Hills institution.

        Other upcoming seminars include:

        • Women of Color in Higher Education on Sept. 16.

        • Feminist Liberation Theologies on Sept. 30.

        • The Future of the Women's Movement on Oct. 21.

        The Union Institute is at 440 E. McMillan St. in Walnut Hills.

        For more information, call Jean McKiernan at 861-6400.
       

Back-to-school
transition eased

               MIAMI TOWNSHIP — Milford schools and the Milford/Miami Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Back to School Extravaganza on Wednesday at the Live Oaks Career Development Campus.

        The informational event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the campus, 5956 Buckwheat Road, Mount Repose.

        An immunization clinic also will be held on-site with a $5 fee. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Parents must bring vaccination records. Medical cards will be accepted. Written consent is required if parent/guardian is not present.

        For information, call 735-8989.
       

Klan leader held
after confrontation

               HAZARD, Ky. — A Ku Klux Klan leader from Indiana was arrested Saturday after a confrontation with a black man, Kentucky State Police said.

        Jeffrey Berry, 48, of Butler, Ind., allegedly rammed his van into the car of a black man on Ky. 15 after a rally at the county courthouse, said State Police Trooper Tim Kilburn.

        James Beatty of Hazard told police Mr. Berry rammed his car and made several threats. Mr. Berry, Imperial Wizard of the American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment, criminal mischief and terroristic threatening. He was in the Perry County Jail on $10,000 bail.

       



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