The Cincinnati Enquirer
Wednesday, August 16, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 228
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ACCUSED WAIVE HEARING
Rusty McIntire and Ronald Pryor, charged with killing Delta pilot Steven Craven, waived their preliminary hearings in Kenton District Court on Tuesday and asked that their cases go straight to the grand jury
PROGRAM FOR KIDS REVIVED
Cincinnati Public Schools will get about $1.2 million from the state to revive and expand programs aimed at helping discipline-problem students.
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Local Headlines for  Wednesday, August 16, 2000

SAMPLES: Carneal case
        PADUCAH, Ky. — At least a dozen people knew. They knew Michael Carneal had brought guns to school, that he fantasized about killing classmates, that he was planning “something big.”

Black Family Reunion: Unity out of diversity
        For sisters Ella Tidmore and Pamela Tidmore-Riley, the annual Black Family Reunion in Cincinnati offers a chance to honor their sister's memory.

Deer running ahead of control efforts
        Bambi may be beautiful, but in Cincinnati he's causing big problems.

Second Street opens Friday
        Project officials told commuters battered by delays in the two days following the opening of a reconfigured Fort Washington Way that their troubles should ease Friday.

Man pleads guilty to sex offenses
        HAMILTON — Dale Stewart, a former Butler County sheriff's communications coordinator, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two felony charges for his involvement with two teen-age boys.

Sexual dysfunction treatment expands
        The release this summer of a testosterone gel adds one more option to an array of patches, pills, herbs and other remedies available for impotence and low male sex drive.

KIESEWETTER: Internet queen brings bikinis to late-night TV
        Wait till you get a download of this.

Accidents inspire victims' safety crusade
        The summer isn't over yet so its not yet time to let down your guard about warm-weather injuries.

Alcohol suspected in man's crashing spree
        FORT MITCHELL — A Covington man was arrested Tuesday after hitting three parked vehicles in Covington, then driving his Ford Mustang into the air-conditioning unit of a Fort Mitchell home, police said.

Blueberries replace burley
        EDMONTON, Ky. — On Jean Daniels' farm in Metcalfe County, blueberry bushes spring from five rolling acres where burley once grew.

Butler puts MRDD levy on ballot in November
        HAMILTON — Butler County voters will be asked in November to approve a 2-mill replacement levy for services for the mentally disabled.

Butler schools ask more money
        Three Butler County school districts have taken final steps to put money issues on the Nov. 7 ballot that will build schools in Lakota, upgrade buildings in Middletown and provide for day-to-day operations in Edgewood.

City suing OTR developer for misspending $972,000
        After bungling a criminal investigation of an Over-the-Rhine developer accused of misspending $972,000 meant for low-income housing, Cincinnati officials are now suing to get the money back.

Get to it

       Modern bluegrass: From Colorado, the Yonder Mt. String Band plays 10 p.m. today at Barrelhouse Brewing Company, 22 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. $5. 421-2337.

Ginseng digging delayed two weeks
        LEXINGTON — No permits will be issued to harvest ginseng in the Daniel Boone National Forest until Aug. 28, giving the plants two extra weeks to reproduce.

Hospital liable for fake doctor
        University Hospital must pay a total of $255,000 to three former patients who were “treated” there by a fake doctor.

Internet to provide tours
        Parents and students who will attend the future Dater High School can visit their new school on the Internet.

Kentucky earns 'D' in domestic violence
        LOUISVILLE — Kentucky received a barely passing grade for helping doctors, nurses and other medical workers assist victims of domestic violence, according to findings by the nonprofit Family Violence Prevention Fund.

Klan leader facing charges in car ramming
        HAZARD — A Ku Klux Klan leader jailed for allegedly ramming a black man's car after a weekend rally also faces civil charges of threatening a television news crew last year.

Mom won't have to go to jail for son's suffocation death
        HAMILTON — A woman convicted of two child endangering charges after her 5-month-old son suffocated on a plastic bag will avoid jail, but must undergo intensive counseling and attend parenting and life skills classes.

Officer fired, accused of sleeping on the job
        MIDDLETOWN — City commissioners on Tuesday confirmed the termination of a rookie police officer.

Pigs big along Main
        COVINGTON — Driving down Main Street, it's tough to miss the 800-pound concrete pig painted “pigtail pink” that resides in front of Joann Kelley's house.

Planned park has no need, demand
        WASHINGTON TWP. — Warren County is creating a park that residents say isn't needed. Yet.

Portune accused of hiding dealings
        Cincinnati City Councilman Todd Portune was accused in court Tuesday of concealing business dealings between his campaign committee and one of his clients.

Powerball winner's court cases postponed
        Mack Wayne Metcalf, Northern Kentucky's $65.4 million Powerball winner, enjoyed some temporary good fortune Tuesday when a hearing on his ex-wife's request to seek unpaid child support was postponed and Boone County prosecutors couldn't move on a drunken-driving charge.

School income tax plan on ballot
        The Little Miami district is trying to move away from using property taxes to run schools in favor of an income tax.

Slain UC sophomore's car found burning in Walnut Hills
        The old Honda a University of Cincinnati student turned into some sweet wheels might be connected to his violent death.

Suit seeks to end ban on late-term abortions
        DAYTON, Ohio — A doctor who performs late-term abortions hopes a federal judge will block a new Ohio law that would bar those procedures and penalize physicians who perform them, the doctor's attorney said Tuesday.

Kentucky News Briefs

Pig Parade / Sown Miro

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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