The Cincinnati Enquirer
Friday, September 1, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 244
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COP DRAGGED TO DEATH
A Cincinnati police officer was killed early today in Mount Airy when he was dragged for a block after attempting to stop a car from leaving a convenience store parking lot.

HOUSEHOLDER HAD OTHER DUIs
Larry Householder, expected to become the next speaker of the Ohio House, has been convicted of four alcohol-related offenses in the past 16 years — including one DUI that inexplicably does not appear on his driving record.

BOY DROWNS IN CLOSED POOL
A lawyer for the parents of a 6-year-old boy whose body was found early Thursday in a Latonia pool closed three years ago said the city could have taken steps to avoid the tragedy.

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National headlines from the AP, updated around the clock.

Local Headlines for  Friday, September 01, 2000

XU to build 273-unit apartments
        Xavier University is to get a virtually free $14 million apartment complex on Herald Avenue for juniors and seniors.

Corbett pledge for arts school campus: $2.6 million
        Cincinnati's planned arts school campus struck a major financial chord Thursday when it announced the Corbett Foundation pledged $2.6 million to the building's fund-raising drive.

Councilmen: Jet firm overreacts
        A Cincinnati company is threatening to take 170 jobs elsewhere if Cincinnati City Council won't lift its ban on development at Lunken Airport.

Holiday patrols on full alert
        SPARTA, Ky. — Kentucky police took to the speedway and Ohio and Indiana police will take to the air — all to ensure safer, slower highways as Labor Day travelers race for that last big weekend.

Former minister denies swindling his investors
        BATAVIA — Gerald Lach will fight charges of illegally selling stock and deceiving investors about his development plans, his attorney said Thursday.

Summer heat late, but it had to come
        No, the Tristate is not suffering a Texas-style heat wave.

Blood donors needed
        As Tristate residents head back to school, or plan that final summer vacation this week, health officials are urging them to squeeze in a blood donation.

Bush defends health-care record
        LOUISVILLE — George W. Bush brushed off charges Thursday that Texas provides health treatment to too few children, saying a court order demanding action came from an “activist, liberal judge.”

Cincinnati police union wants city to preserve promotion-test results
        A police union has asked a federal court to prevent Cincinnati and its civil service commission from destroying materials relating to police promotional tests, and from adding points to some test scores.

Education Notes

        Catherine Jewell, who has been an assistant at the Campbell County program since November 1998, was selected as the Eastern Division Day Treatment Employee of the Year. The program, in the Cold Spring Educational Facility on East Alexandria Pike, works with students with various behavioral and emotional problems. Students are referred to the program by their parents, schools or the courts.

Educator wins severance fight
        XENIA, Ohio — A jury on Thursday ruled that a former Central State University president does not have to repay the state $127,000 from his severance pay.

Hamilton police to honor officer who saved woman
        HAMILTON — When Officer Lanny Ash caught a woman who jumped off a bridge last week, he said it was no big deal.

He got the area soccer ball rolling
        Everyone has a story worth telling. At least, that's the theory. To test it, Tempo is throwing darts at the phone book. When a dart hits a name, a reporter dials the phone number and asks if someone in the home will be interviewed. Stories appear on Fridays.

Humane group lobbies county
        LEBANON — The Warren County Humane Association bombarded county commissioners with numbers and supporters Thursday to persuade them to keep backing the private group's efforts.

“I built that stadium”
        For 10 months he toiled in the massive steel and concrete bowl taking shape as Paul Brown Stadium. And the funny thing is, the place never seemed all that big to carpenter Dave Corman.

Mobile home residents can stay
        BURLINGTON — Residents will not have to immediately move from a Boone County mobile home park, but a judge ordered the park's owner Thursday to begin the process of providing the park with clean drinking water.

Project could spell relief
        BLUE ASH — The city is embarking on a $14 million upgrade of Kenwood and Glendale-Milford/Pfeiffer roads that is expected to ease congestion.

Reading to update residents on school delay
        READING — A community meeting is set for 3:30 p.m. today in the gymnasium at Hilltop Elementary School, Sanborn and Bolser streets, to update residents on the asbestos problem at the Junior-Senior High School.

Suspect indicted in rape, slaying
        MARION, Ohio — A man was indicted Thursday on charges that he abducted a friend's 7-year-old daughter from her home, then raped and killed her.

Teachers reduce demand for raise
        INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Teachers made a concession on their pay demands Thursday in contract talks aimed at averting a strike at midnight against Ohio's largest school district.

Trustees want lawsuit dismissed
        DEERFIELD TWP. — Township trustees have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that claims the board interfered with the township clerk's duty to maintain public records.

UK president search panel finishes tour
        LEXINGTON — A search committee has wrapped up its town meetings to gather public suggestions on qualities the University of Kentucky should look for in its next president.

Get to it
Going out
        Reds:
First in three-game series with Montreal, 7:05 p.m. today at Cinergy Field. $5-$21. 421-7337.

In the schools

        LaSalle opened on Sept. 6, 1960, to 260 freshman from northwest Cincinnati and now has an enrollment of 900 students.

Kentucky News Briefs

        Classes will be from 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Lloyd High School on Bartlett Avenue in Erlanger.

Pig Parade: Porker's Wild
        This is 125th in a series spotlighting pigs from the Big Pig Gig Public Art Project taking place in Cincinnati, Covington and Newport. Find past pig profiles at cincinnati.com.

Tristate A.M. Report

        Stuart Manning, a computer company owner and president of the Cheviot Democratic Club, is the Hamilton County Democratic Party's candidate for the state Senate seat held by Colerain Township Republican Louis Blessing.

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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