The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, August 14, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 226
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FORT WASHINGTON WAY REOPENS
While most Cincinnati commuters slept, the first stage of the reopening of Fort Washington Way was completed this morning. After being closed all weekend, the main highway connecting Interstates 71 and 75 reopened at 5 a.m.
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Local Headlines for  Monday, August 14, 2000

Underground railroad stopped here
        John O'Neil was just 9 years old, but he remembers an afternoon in 1926 when three elderly African-Americans stood on the sidewalk outside his College Hill home.

Fetal-death law used in I-74 crash
        A Missouri truck driver is one of the few people charged under Ohio's 4-year-old fetal-homicide law.

Lucas' absence clouds delegation
        LOS ANGELES — As Kentucky Democrats spent a sunny Southern California Sunday preparing to nominate Al Gore for president, the absence of U.S. Rep. Ken Lucas dominated their day.

CROWLEY: Dems: Back your party
        LOS ANGELES — The Kentucky delegation is here. Gov. Paul Patton is here. Bill and Hillary are here. Fifteen thousand or so reporters are here. A protester dressed in a full-body pig costume, who was arrested after he unloaded four tons of horse manure outside the Democratic National Committee's hotel, is here. But U.S Rep. Ken Lucas is not here, unless that was him in the pig costume.

Filmmakers focus on Ohio delegates
        LOS ANGELES — The Ohio Democrats have gone Hollywood.

WILKINSON: Ohio needs new stars
       
        LOS ANGELES
— The last time the Democrats held a convention in this orange blossom and fantasy land it was 1960 and they were nominating a vigorous young senator from Massachusetts named John F. Kennedy.

Convention schedule of events
        Speakers and daily themes for the Democratic National Convention:

Manhunt over after police arrest suspect
        HAMILTON — A four-day manhunt ended Sunday morning with the arrest of a suspect in the shooting death of a 25-year-old man last week, Hamilton police said.

SAMPLE: Virtual colleges get in spirit
        Kentucky's newest college football team needs a name. The catch: It exists only in cyberspace, which isn't known for its fearsome linebackers, tough QBs or anything else with a body.

Education summit convened
        The Urban League of Greater Cincinnati is putting an educational spin on the annual River Front Classic and Jamboree.

Educators' fight may cost schools
        Ohio's state school superintendent will review recent changes to Cincinnati Public Schools' anti-drug program, but the review could delay federal grant money and affect student services.

Hamilton man creates pioneer memorial
        RENFRO VALLEY, Ky. — Memories of carefree childhood days spent in his grandparents' log cabin in eastern Kentucky stirred a longing in Jerry Hayes for a return to simpler times. Soon that nostalgic yearning became the driving passion of his life.

Maccabi Games bring athletes here
        Thousands of Jewish youths from five countries are in Cincinnati through Friday for an athletic competition.

Med students tend to inner-city ailments
        LaDon is a 50-year-old schizophrenic convinced he will one day find a cure for cancer with his microscope.

Results of our news poll
        We got 28 responses to the question: At what level do you think the Dow Jones Industrial Average will end the year?

Tournament keeps slain teen's dream alive
        NEWPORT — Vanessa Greene has been able to visit her son's grave only twice a week for the past month instead of the usual daily visit. She has been too busy organizing the Petey Greene Scholarship 2000 Basketball Tournament, which raised about $2,000 this weekend at the Newport High School basketball courts.

Channel 12's Adler initiated safe baby program
        And now for what Paul Harvey would call “the rest of the story.” When WKRC-TV (Channel 12) and other news agencies reported the new “Secret Safe Place For Newborns” program last week, they didn't credit the man who suggested the program here. That would be Paul Adler, Channel 12 reporter and Saturday morning co-anchor.

GET TO IT
        A guide to help make your day.

Pig Parade: Pigskin
        This is 107th in a series spotlighting pigs from the Big Pig Gig Public Art Project taking place in Cincinnati, Covington and Newport.

Santana subs voices on 'Supernatural' hits
        Success hasn't spoiled Carlos Santana, but it hasn't helped him much, either.

Body mass has little to do with limb length

        Question: I am getting ready to start a program to build muscle mass. I am concerned because I have very long arms and have heard that people with long limbs have less success gaining muscle mass. What is the scoop?

FIT BITS
        Forget Tarzan. It's the Janes who are really in the swing when it comes to climbing trees.

Use buddy system to manage weight
        Behind every successful person is generally at least one supporter.

Vitamin supplements should be monitored
        If you have kidney disease or hyperparathyroidism — conditions that disrupt your body's metabolism of calcium — it's best to limit your intake of calcium supplements to 200 to 300 mg a day, about a quarter of the typical dosage.

Campus buildings holding OSU art
        COLUMBUS — Ohio State University brims with hidden gems that aren't hanging on museum walls.

Clifton fountain fund grows
        A plaza and fountain commemorating the history of Clifton could grace the corner of Clifton and Ludlow avenues by the end of next year. A committee is raising the money to complete the project.

Funds don't change farmers
        FRANKFORT — By the end of this year, Kentucky tobacco farmers will have received about $485 million for doing approximately nothing.

Hamilton councilman wants swap shops regulated
        HAMILTON — City Councilman Richard Holzberger said he plans to work with the police chief and the law director to draft a new ordinance regulating swap shops and secondhand merchandise dealers.

Local Digest
        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.

Locksmith comes to rescue
        It's about 10 p.m. on a weekday when the telephone rings at Mr. Lock in Mount Washington. On the line is Jeanie Dotson of Goshen. She's locked out of her house.

Workout was worth it: trash team made money
        MASON — Lebanon City Schools soccer captain Nicole Belshe said picking up trash isn't so bad when you know the salary is $4,000.

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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