The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, September 4, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 247
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Today's Local News
SUMMER ENDS WITH A BANG
The monstrous heat and humidity did little to deter about 500,000 people who turned out Sunday for Riverfest 2000.
Riverfest crowd struggles to beat heat

OHIO SCHOOLS NOT MAKING GRADE
Not just children get punished for bad report cards these days. School districts across Ohio are taking a beating because they can't achieve high grades based on the rates at which their students pass mandatory proficiency tests.
Ratings for area school districts
Ohio is in dark on cheating


MOTORISTS FILL IN DETAILS
More pieces fell into place Sunday in the puzzle surrounding Friday's deaths of Cincinnati Officer Kevin Crayon and 12-year-old Courtney Mathis.
Complete coverage at Enquirer.com/crayon
Headlines
For past stories, please see BackIssues or use our Search Engine.
National headlines from the AP, updated around the clock.

Local Headlines for  Monday, September 04, 2000

Underage drivers: Plenty take risk
        There's a reason the legal driving age in Ohio is 16 and 16 1/2 in Kentucky. Kids younger than that in most cases lack the emotional and cognitive skills to bear the responsibility of operating a vehicle, said Dr. James Brush, a child psychologist who has a practice in Monfort Heights.
Results of our news poll

Lightning hits friends; one dies
        In the aftermath of being struck by lightning, Andrew Mitchell of Cheviot felt out-of-sorts and had a headache Sunday. But grief overwhelmed everything — grief from the loss of his best friend since kindergarten, James E. Metz Jr., who was killed Saturday during the same lightning strike.

PBS books some cartoons
        Move over, Big Bird! Make room for the Big Dog. Clifford, the Big Red Dog and his friend Emily Elizabeth. Woof! Clifford, based on the best-selling children's books by Norman Bridwell, is one of eight animated series premiering this month on the Public Broadcasting Service.

Pig Parade: Mr. Chops
        This is 128th in a series spotlighting pigs from the Big Pig Gig Public Art Project taking place in Cincinnati, Covington and Newport. Find past pig profiles and even details at Cincinnati.com/bigpiggig

FIT BITS
        One more time, if you missed it: The final performance of Becky Ruehl, Cincinnati's most decorated diver, will be rebroadcast 1 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Sept. 15 on Fox Sports Ohio.

Fitness research results
        Infants who eat a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol don't appear to suffer any delays in mental development, a new study has found.

GET TO IT
        A guiode to help make your day.

Healthy Eating
        Question: People tell me that to lose weight I should only eat when I'm hungry. Honestly, I don't know what it feels like to be hungry. I either feel nothing or feel famished. How do I start to learn my body's signals of hunger?

Jayhawks earn Americana label
        Many of the so-called Americana bands, those of a country-rock or folk-rock bent, are given the tag for such dubious distinctions as donning western wear or employing phony accents or singing stupid songs about trains.

KIESEWETTER: TNT brings 'Pretender' back to life
        The Pretender, canceled after four years by NBC, will come back to life as a series of TNT cable movies. But NBC's Profiler, another canceled Saturday series, won't be so lucky.

Learn proper form, technique before lifting weights
        QUESTION: My son is 14 and plays basketball. He is 6-foot-1 and weighs 150 pounds. His coach wants him to beef up, and I have no experience with weights. Any suggestions?

Plenty of smiles for Smash Mouth
        It wasn't so much a concert as it was a party that modern rockers Smash Mouth threw Saturday night. Their upbeat outlook and surf-rock sound combined with lead singer Steve Harwell's attention-commanding performance to thrill a TimberWolf Amphitheater crowd.

SAMPLES: Who wants to learn to use tools?
        Some kids shouldn't go to college. There. I said it.

Boom bypasses Morrow
        MORROW — This small village along the Little Miami River is an anomaly in Warren County: It's not growing.

Columbus debates home for Clippers
        COLUMBUS — If New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has his way, his top minor-league team will get a $35 million stadium downtown.

Free roses meant as gesture to neighbors
        HARRISON — The roses will arrive Tuesday, packed in boxes, more than 8,000 representing more than 1,000 pounds, all shades, packaged in bunches of a dozen.

I-71 section will be just one lane
        Northbound Interstate 71 in southern Boone County — from the Gallatin County line to the I-75 interchange — will be down to one lane starting Tuesday for pavement repairs and resurfacing.

Local Digest
        The Urban League of Greater Cincinnati Saturday will hold its annual “Youth on the Right Road,” recognizing area youth groups. It will be in conjunction with the Riverfront Classic Weekend.

MADD praises change in law
        WILDER — Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has praised state Rep. Jim Callahan and other Kentucky lawmakers for toughening Kentucky's drunken-driving laws.

Mason goes ahead with disputed tower
        MASON — Complaints by residents of a Deerfield Township neighborhood haven't stopped Mason officials from pursuing plans to build a water tower next to their homes, and apparently neither will a lawsuit filed by township trustees.

Report says Ky. lags in income, jobs
        LOUISVILLE — A report that puts Kentucky well behind the national pace in lifting personal incomes and creating high-tech jobs doesn't paint a complete picture, an economics professor says.

SCHAEFER: You asked for it
        Question: Why hasn't a traffic light with turn arrows been installed at Resor Road and Pleasant Avenue in Fairfield? This intersection is dangerous for motorists southbound on Pleasant making a left turn.

Tech center undergoes changes
        FAIRFIELD TWP. — Students returning to the D. Russel Lee Career/Technology Center are finding old spaces being used for new programs as workers complete a renovation of parts of the building.

Town slowly warms to Internet
        GLASGOW, Ky. — Because of a few visionaries, this small town in Kentucky's countryside had a half-decade head start on almost every other rural community in America.

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.
Rank your 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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