The Cincinnati Enquirer
Wednesday, August 23, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 235
Today's Local News
Inside the little white house with the modest flower garden out front, horrible things happened, people who lived there say.
Battered seniors may suffer in silence

Gummy worms and gummy rats, tapioca and rice are on the menu when Survivor fans gather tonight across the Tristate — and the nation — to watch the last episode of their favorite TV show.
'Survivor' creator created corniness
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Local Headlines for  Wednesday, August 23, 2000

Ohio's top court hears Justin case
        COLUMBUS — When 3-year-old Justin asks his Ohio parents where they are going, Richard and Cheryl Asente often tell him it's to a meeting.

New plan draws more blood
        After years of struggling to increase the number of Tristate residents who give blood, the Hoxworth Blood Center on Monday will launch a plan to collect more blood when donors come in.

NKU dreams of bigger, brighter campus
        Planners and number crunchers are polishing expansive campus dreams for Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights.

NKU chief defines goals
        Praising Northern Kentucky University as strong and focused, President James C. Votruba laid out goals Tuesday for the academic year:

Timing is right for fireworks
        Riverfest 2000, Cincinnati's farewell-to-summer celebration along the Ohio River, will debut new pyrotechnic equipment, officials announced Tuesday.

Hydrant test proves lucky break
        Cincinnati firefighters testing a hydrant Tuesday afternoon happened to look up and see their next job — a house fire a half-block away.

Indiana gets extended relief from state gas tax
        INDIANAPOLIS — Motorists will continue to get a break from the state at the gas pump.

Cool new tools just in time for school
        Forget that old cigar box, pencil pouch and protractor (did we ever use that?). Today's kids have much cooler school supplies available, especially this fall.

Health briefs

She eases the pain of a child dying young
        Lynda Tucker does what any good nurse does: She asks her patient how he's feeling. She checks his blood pressure and temperature. She fishes her stethoscope out of a purple and teal totebag and listens to his heartbeat.

SAMPLES: Ms. Harold Brown
        WARSAW, Ky. — You've heard of “A Boy Named Sue.” Now meet a woman named Harold Brown.

AAA predicts more holiday travel
        If you thought high gas prices would keep motorists off the roadways Labor Day weekend, think again.

Airport manager's contributions recognized
        HEBRON — As head of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Bob Holscher doesn't care for surprises.

Cincinnati Zoo's ocelot birth a first
        The world's first ocelot kitten produced by embryo transfer made its debut Tuesday at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

Colerain to seek new fire levy
        COLERAIN TWP. — The township will ask residents this November to approve a five-year additional levy for fire protection and emergency medical services.

Dayton disc jockey was suffocated, coroner says
        DAYTON, Ohio — The death of radio disc jockey Nikki Brooks, whose body was found at her apartment in March, was ruled a homicide Tuesday.

Dump doesn't yield murder weapons
        WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. — Searching for murder weapons in up to 4,000 tons of trash can be like hunting for for a needle in a stinky haystack.

Four Mason grads charged with vandalizing high school
        MASON — As the school year started Tuesday, four Mason High School graduates were in court, charged with vandalizing their alma mater.

Grant paves way for green space
        Work on what will be Cincinnati's second-largest park, nearly 20 years in the making, will get started thanks to a $3.8 million grant from the Otto Armleder trust.

Highway leads to park
        LIBERTY TWP. — The Tristate's newest highway has led to the creation of this Butler County township's largest developed park.

Humps to slow drivers on Garrison Ave.
        FORT THOMAS — City officials and residents of Garrison Avenue hope a trio of speed “humps” and a reduction in the speed limit will curtail speeders on the street where a 10-year-old boy was struck and killed two months ago.

Metcalf has day in court
        BURLINGTON — If he pays his overdue child support and stays on top of it for a half-year, a recent $65.4 million Powerball lottery winner and one of Kentucky's most infamous millionaires will face one less set of court proceedings.

Mom's case stays in juvenile court
        HAMILTON — A 16-year-old whose infant died from multiple injuries will stand trial in juvenile court.

Monroe will not revote on levies
        MONROE — Residents of Monroe Local Schools will not be asked in November to reapprove tax levies passed when they were part of Middletown-Monroe Schools.

Riverfront condos get OK
        NEWPORT — Condominiums on a par with those on the Ohio side of the river — such as Adams Landing — but with a spectacular view of downtown Cincinnati could begin to grow just south of the floodwall here next spring.

Superintendent leaving Talawanda
        OXFORD — Talawanda Schools Superintendent Susan Cobb will leave the district at the completion of this school year following the board's decision to not extend her current contract. “I'm looking,” Ms. Cobb said Tuesday. “The board deserves a superintendent they can be happy with. Certainly I will not be at Talawanda beyond July 2001.” That's when her contract expires.

Tristaters to witness Rome beatification of Father Chaminade
        The legacy of Father William Joseph Chaminade lives in the halls of Moeller High School, in the pews of St. Francis DeSales, on the campus of the University of Dayton and in the hearts of thousands of who have been educated or blessed by the work of the Catholic Marianists.

VOA museum told to narrow focus
        WEST CHESTER TWP. — A design team studying the creation of a Voice of America museum said Tuesday the facility should concentrate on telling its own story and not the larger saga of the Cold War.

Youth in crash gets community service
        COVINGTON — The father of a Covington Catholic student who nearly died a year ago as a passenger in a car the student's friend crashed said he hopes that the teen-age defendant's punishment makes other youths think twice before engaging in reckless behavior.

CROWLEY: 'Plagiarism' hardly scandal
        Just back from Los Angeles and the Democratic Convention, where “The Kiss” grossed everybody out, and getting caught up on the local political scene.

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Kentucky News Briefs

Pig Parade/Queen Pigtoria's Guard

Tristate A.M. Report

S P E C I A L   F E A T U R E S
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.

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 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.

GOP Convention coverage
Go to 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.

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.

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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