The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, September 9, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 252
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Today's Local News
NEW LAW TARGETS TEEN SMOKERS
Deer Park teens had better rethink asking their older friends to buy them smokes. The city has outlawed them from possessing or using tobacco products.

SIBLINGS DISCOVER ODD KINSHIP
Colette Howard never met her daddy, but she may someday meet her siblings, a group which could number as many as 100.

OFFICER DIED INSTANTLY
Cincinnati Police Officer Kevin Crayon survived being dragged by a car driven by a 12-year-old, but died instantly when his head hit a car muffler, fracturing his skull and injuring his brain.
Complete coverage at Enquirer.com/crayon
Photo gallery of Officer Crayon's funeral
Headlines
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National headlines from the AP, updated around the clock.

Local Headlines for  Saturday, September 09, 2000

Gore, Lieberman here Tuesday
        Education will be the theme of a three-city Southwest Ohio bus tour by Al Gore and running mate Joseph Lieberman on Tuesday that will end with a Cincinnati rally.

Magnet sign-up change lauded
        A move by Cincinnati Public Schools to make registration for popular magnet programs more accessible goes a long way toward leveling the playing field, some parents said Friday.

Fire started in employees' area
        READING — The fire that destroyed a prefabricated metal building at Rosemont Industries Inc. off West Street here Thursday evening started in a employee break area and locker room in the rear of the building.

Little sister indicted
        When Tanya Grier died five years ago, her little sister asked for her California driver's license and a favorite photograph.

RAMSEY: Education
        At some point this year, every senior at Madeira High School will receive a small blue invitation:

Officer's death brings danger home to recruits
        Hours after Cincinnati Police Officer Kevin Crayon was buried Thursday, a dozen police trainees stood in a Butler County parking lot and watched as another Cincinnati officer re-enacted the events that led to Officer Crayon's death.

Armed owner foils grocery holdup
        When a hooded man tried to rob a Winton Place grocery Friday morning, owner Steve Ideis pulled out a surprise.

Baseball tourney Special
        HEBRON — Hundreds of Special Olympics softball players, some in full uniform, almost all wearing smiles, took to the fields Friday at the River Shores Sports Complex.

Bleacher rail gives way; fans fall at La Salle game
        GREEN TOWNSHIP — Three or four people, most believed to be students, were slightly injured Friday night when a bleacher railing gave way during a football game at La Salle High School on North Bend Road.

Couple rob bank in Anderson Twp.
        ANDERSON TOWNSHIP — Hamilton County sheriff's deputies were searching Friday for a man and a pregnant woman who robbed the Provident Bank at 7500 Beechmont Ave. at 4:30 p.m.

Drug dealer convicted
        An Evendale man was convicted Friday of leading a suburban drug gang that sold hundreds of pounds of marijuana throughout Greater Cincinnati.

Fairfield truants get one less grace day
        FAIRFIELD — Students in Fairfield Freshman and Senior High schools who miss more than seven days in a semesterlong class won't get any credit for the course unless they present proper documentation for their absence.

Festival to honor peaceful activism
        Greater Cincinnati Community Shares, a 22-member nonprofit consortium, will celebrate community change and honor those who help it happen at the group's annual Friends Fest today.

HOWARD: Neighborhoods
        Greater Cincinnati is adding another program to its treatment system.

Lawyer takes UK ticket snit to court
        LEXINGTON — A Lexington lawyer is blitzing his former partner over a pair of University of Kentucky football season tickets.

Lebanon High to promote youth voting
        DAYTON, Ohio — Lebanon High School students will act as hosts this October for a first-ever videoconferencing and Internet forum on youth voting, coordinated through the secretary of state's office.

MCNUTT: Sculpture
        HAMILTON — The City of Sculpture is off to a rough start.

New school head is an old hand
        FRANKFORT — The state school board Friday opted to stick with familiar experience and selected a ranking Department of Education administrator as commissioner of education.

Priest awaits decision
        NEWPORT — A judge won't decide until at least Monday whether to grant shock probation to a Northern Kentucky priest convicted of molesting six adolescent and teen-age boys in the 1960s and 70s.

Students exhorted to put education first
        For students to succeed in school and in life, they must realize that achievement matters.

Teacher quits over pill charge
        BOWLING GREEN — A Warren East High School teacher who allegedly distributed over-the-counter pep pills to three students has resigned.

Trailer owners fight move
        MILFORD — A group of residents being forced from their homes to make room for a Lowe's home improvement store may have another place to live.

Warren County looks to future
        LEBANON — What will Warren County look like in 10 years?

Get to it

Kentucky News Briefs

Pig Parade: Duke of Porkopolis

Tristate A.M. Report

S P E C I A L   F E A T U R E S
Summer ends with bang
Check out a gallery of photos of the Riverfest fireworks. Use them for wallpaper.
Riverfest crowd struggles to beat heat

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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