Friday, August 18, 2000

Tristate A.M. Report

Pig stolen from spot in Eden Park

        A second member of the Big Pig Gig's herd has been stolen.

        Dandelion Swine was discovered missing from its spot in Eden Park at the gazebo at Mirror Lake about 10 a.m. Thursday, said Betsy Neyer, marketing director of the Big Pig Gig Public Art Project. The pig had been ripped from its stand.

        The sitting pig is painted acrylic green and covered with a yellow dandelion motif inspired by Ray Bradbury's novel Dandelion Wine. “The artist is heartbroken,” Ms. Neyer said.

        On May 31, the maroon-winged “To-pig-ary,” Pig was stolen from Piatt Park. It was found wrapped in a tarp on a roadway in Delhi Township, and repaired and returned to its spot, Ms. Neyer said.
[photo] EARTHBOUND: They hoped to fill the sky above Lunken Airport. But 120 paratoopers of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division were grounded Thursday by a safety ruling requiring 1,000 feet from the runway to the viewing area. The paratroopers came in on C-130s. Then they marched off the runway to kick off the 82nd Airborne Division Association's annual convention at the Drawbridge Estate.
(Tony Jones photo)
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Health screenings offered at reunion

        Health and wellness screenings and health information will be provided from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the health pavilion at the Black Family Reunion Celebration at Sawyer Point.

        Free and open to the public, the pavilion is co-sponsored by the Health Alliance and the Children's Hospital Medical Center. Volunteers will be available to answer questions about health conditions that affect the African-American community.

        Screening tests include: blood pressure readings, body fat analysis, height and weight measurements and oxygen levels. Coupons for free cholesterol screenings will be distributed and can be used at Health Alliance testing sites.

        The American Cancer Society will offer on-site prostate screenings and the Health Alliance mammography van will perform on-site mammograms from 1 to 5 p.m. each day.

McCain cancels event here to get treatment

        The planned visit of Sen. John McCain to Cincinnati for a political fund-raiser Sunday has been called off because the Arizona senator will be getting treatment for skin cancer.

        Mr. McCain, whose campaign for the Republican presidential nomination attracted millions of independent primary voters earlier this year, was to have come to Cincinnati early Sunday morning for a fund-raising brunch for U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine at the Hyde Park home of H.C. “Buck” Niehoff.

        It was announced Wednesday that Mr. McCain had melanoma, a type of skin cancer. He will begin treatment today.

        Mr. Niehoff, who heads the Hamilton County Republican Finance Committee, said he was called by McCain staffers Thursday and told the senator would be unable to attend.

        “It's more important that he get treatment than raise money for Sen. DeWine, and we wish him well,” Mr. Niehoff said.

Kentucky offers online associate's degree

        Kentucky has initiated its first online associate of arts degree, focusing on business.

        The degree is a joint program of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and Kentucky Virtual University.

        The fall semester will include 19 courses and two labs. Others will follow.

        Designed for at-home students, the courses also may be taken on participating campuses.

        Details and registration, or (877) 740-4357.

        KYVU coordinates online courses taught by accredited public and private schools in the commonwealth. Faculty from 22 schools teach in the program, which offers degrees up through doctorates.

        KTCS serves about 15 percent of the students enrolled through KYVU.

Shawnee State offers new MBA degree

        Shawnee State University has inaugurated a master of business administration degree on its Portsmouth, Ohio, campus in cooperation with the University of Findlay.

        A program orientation will be held at 5 p.m. Aug. 24 in Room 134 of the Advanced Technology Center. That is not too late for students who want to enroll for the fall semester that starts Aug. 29. Information, www.graduate or (740) 355-2177.

Taft announces ads for reading tutors

        COLUMBUS — Gov. Bob Taft on Thursday announced a series of public service messages aimed at recruiting more volunteers to teach Ohio schoolchildren to read.

        The campaign for Taft's two-year, $50 million OhioReads program will last a year. It will use television, radio and newspaper ads to recruit volunteers and increase awareness about improving children's reading skills.


Big weekend in Tristate means big snarl in traffic
Black Family Reunion celebrates reaching out
Big weekend for business with tourists
Faulty missile trailers bring $1M fine
Judge temporarily blocks abortion law
Home-alone alternatives
Latchkey program offers 'little college' life
Ask a stupid question
Arts Association focuses on family
At alarm, get out - now
Churches turn to sex education for teens
Concert review: Jimmy Buffett
County auditor has bad name, thanks to three impersonators
Couple overexposed at park's photo booth
Enquirer seeking new Taste Team
Fire guts townhouse, puts out 12
Fledgling lawyer determined to protect the environment
Garbage dump is searched for Craven murder weapons
How do you top Son of Beast?
Lebanon players perform 'Guys' on high school stage
Lebanon weighing new routes
Light Up Middletown adds displays
Parents' Products Hall of Fame
Submarine life full of routine - mostly
To bargain hunters, this sale is paradise
We want to know about 'Survivor' parties
Weekend Events
Get to it
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- Tristate A.M. Report