The Cincinnati Enquirer
Wednesday, September 13, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 256
Today's Local News
In a pair of yellow school buses, Democrats Al Gore and Joseph Lieberman took a symbolic trip from grade school through college in southwest Ohio Tuesday, pleading to make education “priority No. 1.”

Female Boone County school students — present and future — will be covered under a federal Title IX lawsuit filed last spring alleging that the Northern Kentucky school district is not providing girls with the same athletic opportunities as boys.

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.
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National headlines from the AP, updated around the clock.

Local Headlines for  Wednesday, September 13, 2000

Double the TV time, but it's all on tape
        Olympic winners will be known at the start of each day, because of the 15-hour time difference between Cincinnati and Sydney. Will anyone watch at night?

Genetic bar code study promising
        Imagine a day when doctors can use a patient's genetic profile to predict with near certainty whether a medication will treat their illness or cause a dangerous side effect.

Fire chief stays on as consultant
        Mason City Council will honor their agreement to retain Fire Chief Billy Goldfeder as a consultant after his Oct. 1 resignation.

Homework load called too heavy
        Lisa Jackson says when her children sit down to do their homework, there is no end to it.

UDF offers to buy seized site
        SPRINGDALE — United Dairy Farmers has offered to pay Springdale $550,000 for land abutting its property that the city seized from a property owner who didn't want to sell.

SAMPLES: Protests awry
        People are protesting Dr. Laura's comments about gays. They should be protesting the brainless sheep who have made her a star.

Ensemble helps develop a 'Glimmer'
        After Warren Leight won last year's Tony Award for best play for Side Man, the first big difference in his life was that he could hire a secretary.

Physician talks up women's total health
        Dr. Nancy Snyderman wants more women to talk about their health.

Adoptees go to grand jury
        HILLSBORO, Ohio — A Highland County grand jury is to decide Thursday whether a 14-year-old girl and her 16-year-old brother should be charged as adults for allegedly trying to kill the great-aunt and great-uncle who adopted them.

Boy, 16, indicted in shooting death
        HAMILTON — A Butler County grand jury Tuesday indicted a 16-year-old boy in the July shooting death of a West Chester man.

Chief: Deaths double suicide
        GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Police think a 16-year-old girl and her 21-year-old boyfriend did not shoot each other, but committed a double suicide in the bedroom of an apartment last week.

Educator explains Bush views
        MIDDLETOWN — There would be no national tests to gauge student performance if Gov. George W. Bush is elected president, but there would be accountability.

Ex-auditor sues city over funds
        LEBANON — The former city auditor is suing to get her early retirement buyout back from the city.

Group aims to raise funds
        MONTGOMERY — An auction and barbecue, the first fund-raiser to benefit the recently formed Montgomery Historical Preservation Association, will be held this weekend.

Kids dare to challenge cut to anti-drug program
        A 2-foot stack of letters from Cincinnati students has Mayor Charlie Luken rethinking cuts to an anti-drug program.

Ky. senator attacked on tax votes
        State Sen. Jack Westwood, running for re-election on a platform to reduce taxes, is being criticized by Democrats for breaking a pledge not to vote for tax increases.

Lines drawn on legislative sessions
        FRANKFORT — Supporters of annual sessions for the Kentucky General Assembly are confident of passage for a proposal rejected three times in 31 years.

Metro shares options, asks for feedback
        Those participating in Metro's call for suggestions got to see firsthand what they've been asking for Tuesday at the regional bus service's second public forum.

Natural gas prices addressed
        FRANKFORT — The state commission that regulates utilities opened an investigation Tuesday into recent, dramatic increases in natural gas prices.

No newborns given up since program's start
        A month after launching a “Secret, Safe Place for Newborns” program, no one has visited a Hamilton County hospital to drop off an unwanted baby.

Public hearing on air permit
        The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday to accept comments on the draft air permit issued to Moellering Industries Inc., 6325 Este Ave. in Carthage.

Several witness shooting death
        HAMILTON — A homeless man lay dying early Tuesday as a friend cradled his body and more than a dozen people called for help.

Shoppers blaze trail to store
        COLERAIN TWP. — Phyllis Anderson took a break from her walk around Northgate Mall and stopped at the Northgate Station to have her blood pressure checked.

State: Rethink plans for jails
        FRANKFORT — The jail boom may be coming to an end.

Suffocation is trial question
        HAMILTON — Prosecutors and the attorneys for Christopher Fuller agree that he struck his 2-year-old daughter in the chest.

Sycamore Schools selects new superintendent
        BLUE ASH — Karen Mantia will serve as the new superintendent of Sycamore Schools.

Teen-ager sent to adult court over student's kidnap-slaying
        A Finneytown teen-ager will face a possible life sentence if he is convicted of helping to kill a University of Cincinnati student last month.

workers treated after chemical spill
        BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — At least 40 workers at a plastic-coating plant were treated at a hospital Tuesday after a chemical spill forced its evacuation.

KIESEWETTER: WVXU manager asks listeners to share
        With public radio WVXU-FM (91.7) nearing its fall fund-drive goal a day ahead of schedule, General Manager Jim King suggested that listeners share the wealth Tuesday with public station WGUC-FM (90.9).

CROWLEY: Subliminal 'rats' clever (not)
        Did you hear the allegation (shot in the dark) that Republicans (desperate) are running a TV ad that uses a subliminal message (better than their actual message) by inserting the word “rats” (good description) to describe Al Gore's (paranoid) Medicare plan (fiasco)?

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Summer ends with bang
Check out a gallery of photos of the Riverfest fireworks. Use them for wallpaper.
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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 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 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.

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.

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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