The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, September 16, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 259
Today's Local News
Justin, the 3-year-old who has spent most of his life at the center of a Kentucky-Ohio custody battle, can stay with the couple trying to adopt him, the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

The Cincinnati Federation of Teachers approved a revolutionary new pay system Friday, meaning Cincinnati's will be the first public school district in the nation to compensate its teachers based on performance rather than seniority.

The case of the missing $1 million jewel case has been solved. The misrouted baggage turned up safe and sound at Delta's Atlanta hub.

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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Local Headlines for  Saturday, September 16, 2000

Flu shots might be delayed
        Flu immunization clinics will be delayed until at least November while health care providers wait for vaccine.

Oktoberfest crowds descend on downtown
        With an afternoon Reds game at Cinergy Field and a 7:30 p.m. high-school football game at Paul Brown Stadium today, Cincinnati Police are urging visitors to the 25th annual Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati to use the bus.

Rules set for health screenings
        Tristate women who need mammograms, diabetics who need eye exams and senior citizens who need flu shots should soon find it a bit easier to get routine health services in Greater Cincinnati.

        Something awful has happened in the quiet margins of children's lives and test papers. Something twisted in how they think of guns.

City asked to reduce building permits
        Cincinnati Councilman Pat DeWine says when homeowners want to replace a flagpole they wind up getting the shaft.

Execution sought in pilot's killing
        Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney Don Buring filed court papers Friday that announced his intention to seek the death penalty against the wife of Delta pilot Stephen Craven, 38, and two men he says helped kill Mr. Craven in July.

HOWARD: Neighborhoods
        Five high-school students will be honored at 5 p.m. Sunday during the Sixth Annual Banquet of the Black Data Processing Associates Cincinnati Chapter at the Kingsgate Conference Center, 151 Goodman Drive.

Deluxe ball diamond funded
        HAMILTON — Years of dreams became a reality when the Hamilton Community Foundation announced Friday that it will fund a new baseball diamond at the Booker T. Washington Community Center.

New chief promoted from ranks
        MONTGOMERY — Kirk Nordbloom, a 19-year veteran of the police department, was named police chief by City Manager Cheryl Hilvert Friday.

Concert review
        “It will be a special season that I will treasure in the future,” music director Jesus Lopez-Cobos, 60, told the audience at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's opening night concert in Music Hall.

Couple shares dream barn
        On the outer reaches of the shrinking countryside are forgotten testaments, weather-worn houses and barns leaning on the shoulders of time, silently weary from years of productive utility.

Flower show celebrates autumn, plants holiday seeds
        The Cincinnati Horticultural Society invites Tristate nature lovers to savor “Fall in the Garden” during the annual fall flower show next weekend at Coney Island. The colorful harvest celebration will showcase the best of the blooming-bright colors, eye-opening scents and mouth-watering flavors that are autumn in the Tristate.

Home and garden notes

Another man's treasure: The Burlington Antique Show returns 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Boone County Fairgrounds, Ky. 338, five miles west of the Florence Mall. $3, children under 12 free. $5 early bird admission 5-8 a.m. 922-5265.

Living trees make wonderful gifts and memorials
        These days of September remind me of my father, John Greenleaf. He died Sept. 25, five years ago. My dad found his earth connection on the golf course. Totally smitten with golf, he played the game whenever he had the opportunity. From the time he began as a caddy in upstate New York, he continued to enjoy the game even into his last days. Blind and unable to stay steady on his feet, he rode with Mom in a golf cart, inquiring about each of her shots. He hoped there would be a golf course in heaven.

Noted designers to speak at furnishings symposium
        Internationally known architect and University of Cincinnati alum Michael Graves will speak Thursday as part of the Design on the Edge symposium at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

Stained-glass garden
        It is always a delight to visit gardens that bear the personal stamp of the creator. The garden of Jann Carrier in West Chester is the effort of a stained-glass artist and avid gardener who decorates her garden with her work.

To do this week
        • Reseed bare patches in your lawn. Scratch the seed lightly into the soil; cover very lightly with straw or other mulch, and keep well watered until the seeds germinate.

Brothers give wives kidneys
        COLUMBUS — Little brothers tend to follow the example of their big brothers and the Preissler family is no different.

Career center ex-employee guilty of 'revolving door' work
        LEBANON — A former trainer at the Warren County Career Center was fined $500 and placed on a year of probation Friday after he admitted contracting for work with a central Ohio school district immediately after he left the career center.

City lawyers cancel meeting
        COVINGTON — Lawyers for the city canceled a Friday meeting to discuss a possible financial settlement with the parents of a boy who drowned in a closed municipal swimming pool, but say they are still willing to discuss a settlement with the family's lawyer.

Court suspends convicted ex-senator's law license
        COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court on Friday suspended the law license of a former state senator convicted on federal extortion charges.

Deputy in scuffle at shopping center, suspect arrested
        A 30-year-old Ludlow man was arrested Friday in connection with a robbery at the West Towne Centre Dillard's.

Father to ask Albright to help regain daughter
        WASHINGTON — Tom Sylvester, whose daughter was taken to Austria by his former wife, is scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Thursday to ask the United States to intervene on his behalf.

Gun seller challenges 2 cities' limits
        NEWPORT — Peter Garrett, a gunsmith and federally licensed firearms dealer, is challenging Bellevue and Dayton, Ky., ordinances banning the retail sale of firearms from central business districts in both cities.

Jury to decide accused father's fate
        HAMILTON — A Butler County jury will begin deciding on Monday the fate of Christopher Fuller, who is accused of killing his 2-year-old daughter.

Man accused of bootlegging Scarface CD
        A 27-year-old Cleveland man was arrested and charged with selling bootleg copies of a rap compact disc to undercover police officers Tuesday.

Man must pay former employer
        LEBANON — A former trainer at the Warren County Career Center was fined $500 and placed on a year of probation Friday after he admitted contracting for work with a central Ohio school district immediately after he left the career center.

Mining companies to fight together
        BURLINGTON — Two companies that were once separately vying to establish an underground limestone mine in Boone County have joined forces.

Promoting public service, legislators head back to class
        Volunteer. Stay in school. Run for public office.

Rabbi presents gift to president
        Rabbi Hanan Balk of Golf Manor Synagogue was one of a handful of Orthodox Jewish rabbis to be invited to the White House Thursday for President Clinton's eighth and final annual prayer breakfast.

Roger Bacon students walk, raise money
        ST. BERNARD — About 800 Roger Bacon High School students on Friday left the books at home, ditched their school uniforms, abandoned the classrooms and hit the streets.

Round two of payments
        FRANKFORT — Applications for the second round of payments from the national settlement between cigarette manufacturers and tobacco growers will be mailed next week and checks could go out in December.

Superintendent search narrowed to 3
        FAIRFIELD — The assistant superintendent of Forest Hills Schools is one of three candidates the Fairfield Board of Education is considering for second interviews to replace Superintendent Charles Wiedenmann, who is retiring at the end of the year.

Westwood criticized over 'equity' legislation
        INDEPENDENCE — Republican state Sen. Jack Westwood let women down by not supporting gender equity legislation in the Kentucky General Assembly, his Democratic opponent charged Friday.

Witness loses nerve, sprints from courtroom
        A witness who was supposed to testify against an accused killer ended up in jail himself Friday.

Woman sentenced for using cattle prod on child
        COLUMBUS — A woman has been sentenced to almost three years in prison for using an electric cattle prod on her 10-year-old daughter.

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Summer ends with bang
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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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