The Cincinnati Enquirer
Wednesday, August 30, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 242
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HOLIDAY TRAVEL DIFFICULT
Let the fireworks begin. On the roads and runways, that is. Labor Day weekend will provide plenty of traveling challenges.

ONLY WELL-HEELED WILL SEE BUSH
Republican presidential nominee George W. Bush will slip into Cincinnati quietly today for some fund raising where the admission price is high — $1,000 to $25,000.

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Local Headlines for  Wednesday, August 30, 2000

Segment of Second St. delayed
        The section of Second Street from Vine to Main streets won't open for at least another seven days, officials said Tuesday, meaning an extension of delays for east-siders stuck with Fifth Street as the main way out of downtown.

Windsor, Bond Hill reborn as 'redesigned' schools
        There is a sense of rebirth in the halls at Bond Hill and Windsor schools.

Schools open, so do books
        As more than 42,000 Cincinnati Public School students returned to school Tuesday, there were only minor problems. A few phones were out. A few buses were late. A few tears were shed as students struggled to find their classrooms.

Oversight group to cost $2.1M
        It would cost $2.1 million over three years to establish the organization to be responsible for building housing, offices, an entertainment district and a park along Cincinnati's riverfront.

Priest asks for probation
        NEWPORT — The Rev. Earl Bierman, serving a 20-year sentence for molesting six young teen-age boys while teaching at Covington Latin School in the 1960s and 1970s, is seeking shock probation.

KIESEWETTER: 'Spokesphone' voice sounds funny and familiar
        We've all talked on a phone. But I had never talked TO a phone — until I ran into comedian Thom Sharp in Los Angeles.

SAMPLES: Goebel Park
        Clean, well-rested, lucky people are welcome to visit Covington's Goebel Park, but they'll have to share it with everyone else.

Bloody boots checked in slaying
        Investigators looking for weapons used to kill a Delta Air Lines pilot still don't know if blood on boots they found in Williamstown, Ky., last week is from a human.

Boone commissioners reject mining proposal
        BURLINGTON — Amid applause and squeals of approval from western Boone County residents, Boone County Fiscal Court on Tuesday rejected a proposal that would have allowed an underground limestone mine.

Boy's killer denied parole
        COLUMBUS — Adrian Williams will spend at least another 10 years in prison for the 1982 kidnapping and murder of 3-year-old Jason Evers, the Ohio Parole Board decided Tuesday.

Chabot, Cranley argue conservatism
        Republican incumbent Steve Chabot and Democratic challenger John Cranley argued in Avondale on Tuesday over whether it is possible to be too conservative to represent the 1st Congressional District.

Gore scrambles to visit state
        Under pressure to make a campaign appearance in Kentucky, Democratic presidential hopeful Al Gore is trying to schedule a Labor Day visit to Louisville.

Houseboats give front-row fireworks seats
        NEWPORT — Retired bricklayer Joe Gilb is a resident of Anderson Township 50 weeks of the year, and the Newport riverfront the other two — the weeks leading up to Labor Day and Riverfest.

It's sneezin' wheezin' season
        A single ragweed plant can produce more than 1 billion grains of pollen in a season.

Justin's case now moves to Oprah's show
        The custody battle over 3-year-old Justin will be featured on the Oprah Winfrey show today (4 p.m., Channels 2, 9).

Man innocent in girl's death, girlfriend says
        MARION, Ohio — The man accused of abducting and killing a 7-year-old girl is a loving father to five children and is being falsely accused of the crime, his girlfriend said.

Man is charged in window incident
        A distraught, naked man who fell through a plate-glass window in the 1300 block of Main Street in Over-the-Rhine on Saturday has been charged with criminal damaging for breaking the window.

Mason fire chief quits after 5 years with city
        MASON — Fire Chief Billy Goldfeder, who played a key role in the formation of the Mason-Deerfield Joint Fire District and later the Mason Fire Department, resigned Tuesday.

Move to Centre Pointe looms
        WEST CHESTER TWP. — This booming Butler County community will soon have a new government headquarters and its first-ever county prosecutor's office.

Newport fast-tracks senior housing rehab
        NEWPORT — A $28 million federal grant has apparently spurred the board of the Newport Housing Authority to put renovation of the Grand Towers seniors facility on a fast track.

Schools link pay to achieving goals
        MIDDLETOWN — Pay for the Middletown schools' top educational and fiscal leaders will be tied to their performance.

Shopping the LASIK market
        The ads are everywhere — on TV, on the radio, in the Sunday paper — and they're all touting low, low prices.

Teen to be tried Oct. 26 in baby's death
        HAMILTON — The 16-year-old girl who is facing criminal charges in connection with the death of her infant daughter will be tried in October in Butler County Juvenile Court.

Two councilmen won't support charter change
        FAIRFIELD — Two councilmen said they will not support a proposed charter amendment on the November ballot because it would give council too much power to remove members.

CROWLEY: The hit king and the king of hype
        That sounds about the best way to describe what could easily be the hottest ticket on this fall's political fund-raising circuit.

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Kentucky News Briefs

Pig Parade: Salvador Pigali

Tristate A.M. Report

S P E C I A L   F E A T U R E S
Rate the legislators
We rate Northern Kentucky's House and Senate members. Now it's your turn.

Best of our photos
We invite you to check out our expanded, newly-designed photographers' pages at Enquirer.com/focalpoint. Enjoy more than 100 of our best photos.

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 last week.
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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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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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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