The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, August 21, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 233
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STADIUM GETS PASSING GRADE
We've been asking what you think about the new stadium. After the first week of events, it's time to check your first impressions.
Photo gallery from opening night
Stadium opens with bang
MAJOR ROAD WORK OVER FOR NOW
Commuters get their first run at the latest Fort Washington Way improvements this morning, after a tough road test this weekend.
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Local Headlines for  Monday, August 21, 2000

Schools scramble to find teachers
        In the weeks approaching today's opening of Campbell County Schools, Linda Alford was looking for teachers.

New 3Rs: Recruiting, retention and retraining
        Recruiting, retention and retraining are the three Rs for Tristate school districts battling a shortage of teachers.

SAMPLES: Comedy's natural to columnist
        BRIGHT, Ind. — Jeanie Smith's mother once went to church without wearing underpants. This is one of Mrs. Smith's favorite stories.

Accident claims 4 victims
        WILMINGTON, Ohio — A 7-year-old girl Sunday became the fourth person to die after a head-on crash.

Cell users: Keep it quiet
        It's a scene Shelly DeFelice has seen often enough at Covington's Dee Felice Cafe.

Germania Society Oktoberfest honors heritage in authentic fashion
        Ernest Schwab sits at a table in the Germania Society's clubhouse with dozens of black and white photographs in front of him.

West-side landmark serves last meal
        Longtime patrons of Westwood's Window Garden sat down to a leisurely meal for the last time Sunday.

Cincinnatian heads Olympic security detail
        Don't call Gene Ferrara a bodyguard. He said it suggests a knuckle-dragging hulk who doesn't know what fork to use. Instead, he prefers “executive protection specialist.”

Pig Parade: Sow Power
        This is 114th in a series spotlighting pigs from the Big Pig Gig Public Art Project taking place in Cincinnati, Covington and Newport.

KIESEWETTER: Crosby pays tribute to musicians who have 'Counted'
        Stand and Be Counted, a David Crosby documentary about music's role in political activism, airs today and Tuesday on the Learning Channel.

Duran Duran's getting better with 'Pop Trash'
        In the 1980s, it was decidedly uncool to find any interest in the music of Duran Duran. These guys wore makeup, these guys had blown-dry hair. Get caught whistling “Rio” and pay the consequences. Two decades later, Duran Duran is still releasing new material.

Party like a 'Survivor' in your back yard
        Down from 16 castaways to four with the last two episodes to air on Wednesday, the tension is mounting on the CBS show Survivor. But there's no reason all the fun has to take place on Pulau Tiga.

GET TO IT
        A guide to help make your day.

Jazz legend Shirley Horn lived up to her title
        There are few true jazz legends left, and one of the last vestiges of royalty graced Cincinnati Friday night to the delight of a near-capacity crowd in the Music Hall Ballroom.

Lucy Pearl provides life after En Vogue
        When Dawn Robinson was squeezed out of En Vogue three years ago, she wasn't sure what she'd do.

Sluggish weekend at movies pushes 'Cell' to top spot
        LOS ANGELES — A dark journey into a murderer's mind and a lively jaunt with four comedians led a slow weekend at theaters.

WCIN GM protesting lost programming
        Forget about that TV show. WCIN-AM General Manager John Thomas is truly a survivor, but his torch could be extinguished soon.

FIT BITS
        You've heard of athletes being in “The Zone.” For Tiger Woods and other elite athletes, it's an altered state of being that enables them to focus so deeply that their actions become almost automatic, and success comes much easier.

Healthy eating
        As Americans continue to embrace ethnic cuisine, nutrition experts say that they often make the mistake of “supersizing” international foods — a trend that helps fuel the growing girth of the nation.

Deerfield adds three officers
        DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP — Trustees and county commissioners will sign off on a deal to beef up police protection and keep the Warren County Sheriff's Office in Deerfield Township for at least another year.

Investigation into nuke plant drags on
        COLUMBUS — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is taking longer than expected to investigate the finances of the U.S. Enrichment Corp., the privatized federal corporation that is the nation's only domestic source of enriched uranium for power plants.

Ky. Democrats spurn convention
        WASHINGTON — Congressional challengers sometimes attend national party conventions to hobnob with party activists and hit up donors for campaign cash.

Local Digest
        Two men used a plastic gun in an Over-the-Rhine street robbery early Sunday, Cincinnati police said.

Night watch: Making cakes at the deli
        Amy Combs has a sweet-toother's dream job. She spends her working hours surrounded by cakes, pies, sweet rolls and cookies. And she works 9 to 5. That's 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Officials question drownings
        CLEVELAND — The third drowning in five weeks at a popular entertainment district has puzzled one fire official.

Ohioans help fight wildfires in West
        COLUMBUS — In the Garnet Range deep in the Montana wilderness, 20 Ohioans are helping battle the worst U.S. wildfires in 50 years.

Park to share stories of forgotten history
        MIDDLESBORO, Ky. — Slaves accompanied Daniel Boone as he blazed a trail through the Cumberland Gap in 1775, but their story is not as well known as that of the Kentucky frontiersman.

Results of our news poll
        We got 36 responses to Sunday's question was:

Students win award for TV story
        A group of Glen Este Middle School students might be the up-and-coming Dan Rathers and Diane Sawyers.

Warren GOP serves up beef and corn
        LEBANON — They carried pitchers of lemonade and iced tea, but what Republican candidates mainly served up Sunday at Lebanon High School were heaping helpings of schmooze.

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S P E C I A L   F E A T U R E S
Stadium opens with bang
With a blast of fireworks and a jet-fighter flyby, Paul Brown Stadium, for years a political football and a symbol of riverfront revitalization, fulfilled its true purpose Saturday.
Photo gallery from opening night


. 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 Kentucky state fair, which continues this week.

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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Focal Point
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