The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, September 11, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 254
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'DR. LAURA' SPARKS PROTEST
About two dozen people picketed WCPO-TV (Channel 9) studios in Cincinnati Sunday to protest today's television debut of the Dr. Laura show.
'Dr. Laura' makes Channel 9 debut

UNDECIDED VOTERS HOLD KEY
The last nine weeks of this presidential campaign will be played out for the benefit of people like Bob Nienaber of Fort Thomas. People who have yet to make up their minds. There aren't that many of them, if you believe pollsters.

IN THE LINE OF DUTY
Cincinnati Police Officer Kevin Crayon died a hero, but also linked in tragedy with a 12-year-old who made the mistake of trying to grow up too fast. A city mourns the loss of both.
Complete coverage at Enquirer.com/crayon
Photo gallery of Officer Crayon's funeral

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Local Headlines for  Monday, September 11, 2000

SAMPLES: Man finds roadwork fascinating
        Where we see ugly orange barrels, Tex Ronshausen sees pictures. With his pocket-sized Kodak, he has snapped hundreds of photos of road construction around Greater Cincinnati.

KIESEWETTER: Couric living for 'Today'
        Katie Couric is the sister that everyone wants. She's a candid, self-deprecating, compassionate, cheerful — I won't say “perky” — person who's just as comfortable talking to the first lady as she is with Today show fans who think of her as family.

'West Wing' scores 9 Emmys
        The 52nd annual prime-time Emmy Awards turned into a political party Sunday, with The West Wing nearly sweeping the drama awards.
List of Emmy winners

TV appearance stirs political row
        FORT MITCHELL — Democratic state Senate candidate John Stephenson frequently appears on cable television public access shows, sometimes as a producer and host and sometimes as a guest on other programs.

Welfare protesters stage rally
        Busloads of welfare activists from Cincinnati and other Ohio cities will descend Tuesday on Columbus.

City not helping Burnet, critics say
        As Milt Howard looks down Burnet Avenue, there is frustration in his eyes. He has been dreaming of a business district for nearly 30 years in this Avondale neighborhood, but it has yet to happen. He said politicians come and make promises, but that's where it ends.

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Pig Parade: Pig in a Poke
        This is 135th in a series spotlighting pigs from the Big Pig Gig Public Art Project taking place in Cincinnati, Covington and Newport.

10 CSO concerts not to be missed
        So you haven't been to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for a few years — or ever — but you'd like to try it. This season, there are reasons to sit up and sample a few concerts. With 37-year-old Paavo Jarvi scheduled to take the baton in 2001, the 106-year-old orchestra is showing signs of getting hip.

Jazz legend lights up Music Hall
        Here's an idea: Take a person — anybody — to a Cincinnati Pops performance featuring Dave Brubeck. Don't reveal he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or that he toured with such artists as Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, or that, in 1996, he was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame.

Little big man hangs tough
        Around town, he sometimes was referred to as “little Steve.” That appellation was accurate if not sensitive. Steve Hoffman never stood taller than 4-foot-6.

Pilates works the whole body
        It may look like a medieval torture device, but the Pilates Reformer is far from menacing. In fact, the spring-loaded resistance machine might be one of the most gentle ways to tone muscle, strengthen joints and realign the body.

For every excuse, there's a solution
        We all know the reasons we should exercise. The benefits for our overall health and weight maintenance are undeniable. Why, then, do so many of us find it so difficult to get started?

Try swimming, cycling after hip replacement surgery
        Question: I had hip replacement surgery five years ago and have trouble walking a great distance. Do you recommend Nautilus equipment, walking or what?

Boy, 12, facing sex trial
        COVINGTON — An October trial is scheduled for a 12-year-old boy accused of tying a 5-year-old boy to a tree and sexually assaulting him.

Fueling a downtown revival
        PADUCAH, Ky. — Bakery owner Louis Kirchhoff still seems surprised when he walks through his community's historic downtown and bumps into fellow merchants, shoppers and diners.

Little campus in Lebanon
        LEBANON — As the sun goes down on crisp autumn evenings, Mark Paduk's people go to work — again.

Local Digest
        TURTLECREEK TWP. — Almost 200 inmates were evacuated and three correction officers were injured when fire destroyed a cell at Lebanon Correctional Institution Sunday evening.

Long-dead soldiers get respect
        SHARONVILLE — Civil War contributions continue to be discovered as Bill Lewis, Bob Houston and other members of the community historical society work to restore the city's four historic cemeteries.

New presidents take over Indiana colleges
        There's a changing of the guard at six Indiana colleges, where new presidents have begun the school year busily acquainting themselves with students, faculty and donors.

No arrests in 2 fatal shootings
        Two men — one a father of two young children, the other on the cusp of adulthood — were shot to death in unrelated incidents in Greater Cincinnati over the weekend.

Rover Rehab turns strays into pets
        WAYNESVILLE — A few animals joined the vegetables and minerals at the Farmer's Market here Saturday.

Sharonville throws a party
        SHARONVILLE — SharonFest, the city's annual summer fling, will expand this year and feature two areas — one appealing to children and teens, the other designed to lure adults.

Teen-ager died driving too fast
        A young man driving too fast and a senior citizen who apparently failed to yield the right-of-way died on Ohio 125 in separate weekend crashes.

You asked for it
        QUESTION: Irwin-Simpson Road between Butler-Warren and Snider roads in Deerfield Township has no posted speed limit. People told me the speed limit is 55 mph if not posted. Is that correct?

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.
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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