The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, August 19, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 231
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FORD SUED OVER RECALL
A Cincinnati lawsuit accuses Ford Motor Co. of risking thousands of lives with an intentionally confusing recall of defective tires.
SECOND STREET OPENS FOR WEEKEND
Just in time for an expected crush of downtown visitors, Second Street opened Friday evening, albeit a bit late.
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Local Headlines for  Saturday, August 19, 2000

RAMSEY: Education
        The coming year will tell us something about who we are here in Cincinnati, as we watch to see if private backers can raise $26 million to make a world-class arts school happen.

Students' ebb, flow define the seasons in Oxford
        OXFORD — Oxford might be said to have a split personality.

Tot's killer gets parole hearing
        The Hamilton County prosecutor vehemently opposes parole for the killer of a 3-year-old Springfield Township boy who was kidnapped in 1982 and slain before his parents were asked for a ransom.

Voters not swayed by festivities
        A glamorous production. An A-list party. A week-long celebrity gala. That's how Cincinnati voters are describing the Democratic National Convention.

Man pleads guilty in factory shootings
        LEBANON — A Franklin man admitted Friday that he fatally shot his wife and tried to kill two other men in a jealous rampage through a Franklin auto parts factory in March.

Barrels will exit early
        The reconstruction of 3.7 miles of the eastern half of the Ronald Reagan Highway is expected to be finished ahead of schedule.

Return of boys to school in limbo
        LEBANON — A juvenile magistrate told three 14-year-old Mason boys Friday that they could return to school next week while they await trial in the alleged sexual assault on three female classmates.

Butler union contract voided
        HAMILTON — A judge sided with the Butler County commissioners Friday and voided a union contract involving 50 county engineer's employees.

Chandler continues fight for monument
        FRANKFORT — Attorney General Ben Chandler is appealing a federal judge's ruling that a monument to the Ten Commandments cannot legally be erected on the Capitol grounds.

Cops put race skills on display
        HAMILTON — Nearly two dozen race cars — owned and driven by police officers from across the nation — are coming to Butler and Hamilton counties this weekend.

Elsmere man guilty of burning mobile home
        COVINGTON — They heard his claim that he was bullied into a confession, but a Kenton County jury found a 32-year-old Elsmere man guilty of setting a fire that ruined another man's mobile home.

Embezzler gets two years
        FRANKFORT — A woman who admitted embezzling more than $500,000 while she was the Department of Education's top finance official was sentenced Friday to two years in prison.

Erlanger Lions win tournament
        FORT MITCHELL — Bob Myerhoff has been coaching amateur baseball in Northern Kentucky for more than 25 years, but nothing has compared to the national championship his team of high school-age boys won recently.

Grailville quilt show celebration of fiber art
        What form of resurging art weaves the past and the future on the point of a needle?

Haven breaks the rules
        Home gardener Ronald Kauffman of Norwood describes his garden best:

HOWARD: Promoting unity
        Sylvester McGinnis speeds down a winding road driving a tour bus from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios in Jamaica.

Humana to help search for HMO
        Humana Inc. has launched an insurance brokerage agency to help seniors searching for Medicare-supplemental insurance.

Identity theft puts victim under arrest by mistake
        TIPP CITY, Ohio — David E. Bartlett says his driver's license has been mistakenly suspended three times and he's been audited and denied auto insurance, all because someone stole his identity.

Police say Independence man got pot by FedEx
        INDEPENDENCE — An Independence man faces a federal charge of attempting to possess and distribute 81 pounds of marijuana, which were to be delivered in a Federal Express package.

Indiana man pleads guilty in strangling of student
        VINCENNES, Ind. — Brian E. Jones pleaded guilty Friday to strangling Erika Elaine Norman, one of two Vincennes University students he has been charged with killing, as part of a plea agreement.

More suits in terrace collapse
        PORT CLINTON, Ohio — Three more lawsuits have been filed against the owners of a Lake Erie island winery where the collapse of a terrace July 1 killed one person and injured 74.

Parents accused in baby's death
        HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. — After making impassioned pleas for the return of their 8-month-old baby, the parents were arrested Friday and the infant was found dead in a pond at Fort Campbell.

Trio held in attack on Middletown man in home
        MIDDLETOWN — Three suspects are being held on $200,000 bond apiece after four people stormed a Middletown man's house and assaulted him.

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Kentucky News Briefs

Pig Parade / Pig-a-Lily

Tristate A.M. Report

S P E C I A L   F E A T U R E S
Black Family Reunion preview
About 200,000 people from four states are expected to attend the four-day event this weekend.
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. Convention coverage
Go to Enquirer.com/democrats for an archive of reports from political writers Howard Wilkinson and Patrick Crowley.

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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