The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, September 18, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 261
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Today's Local News
MORE FRATS GO ALCOHOL-FREE
More and more traditionally white college fraternities are dissolving the bond between beer and brotherhood.

SENIORS DISTRUST CANDIDATES ON MEDICARE
Ask Tristate seniors about Medicare, and you'll get an earful of concerns about the rising price of prescription drugs, worries about the future of Medicare HMOs and complaints about all the paperwork.

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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National headlines from the AP, updated around the clock.

Local Headlines for  Monday, September 18, 2000

More Bengals fans upset over seats
        Swindled. Hoodwinked. Bamboozled. That's how longtime Cincinnati Bengals season-ticket holder Daniel Weckstein felt when he discovered the Paul Brown Stadium seats he received were less expensive and more remote than what he thought he was ordering.

Oktoberfest may log record crowds, sales
        For Howard Smith, Sunday offered professional insights and unqualified joy.

Teachers take seat in classroom
        Just as students need mentors, so do their teachers. At least five Greater Cincinnati school districts have hired teachers to guide their peers in the best ways to teach math, read books to kids, understand test results and even grade papers.

UC officials help student stay in the U.S.
        When bureaucrats decide something must be done, paper and permissions can move at warp speed.

Russians to learn of culture on visit
        Three Russian political and civic leaders are in Cincinnati this week to get a taste of democracy in action — and to meet with business, farm and development leaders.

214 in the running for scholarships
        Two hundred fourteen Greater Cincinnati students were among 16,000 semifinalists in the 46th annual National Merit Scholarship program.
List of area National Merit semifinalists

Pair charged in dragging of officer
        GREEN TOWNSHIP — A Ludlow, Ky., man and woman were charged with robbery and assault stemming from a Friday store theft and the dragging of a police officer who became entangled in the getaway car, Hamilton County sheriff's deputies said.

Results of our news poll
        We got 38 responses to the question about the subliminal message in aGeorge W. Bush campaign ad.

SAMPLES: Opinions strong on Dr. Laura
        Nobody is lukewarm about Laura Schlessinger. Last week's column drew nearly 80 calls and e-mails from readers. Half agreed with my lament over Dr. Laura's listeners, whom I called “brainless sheep” with a creepy reverence for the shrewish talk-show host.

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        A guide to help make your day

Pig Parade: Porkala Piglee, Star of Hogwatch
        This is 142nd in a series spotlighting pigs from the Big Pig Gig Public Art Project taking place in Cincinnati, Covington and Newport.

Abuse making soccer referees scarce
        COLUMBUS — Participation in youth soccer leagues in central Ohio is at an all-time high. Finding referees willing to put up with spectators' verbal abuse is anoth er story.

Bipolar children difficult to treat
        COLUMBUS — Kathy Reusch says nobody can imagine what it is like to raise her son, Bryan, who has a bipolar disorder.

Bogart's founder dies
        Cincinnati night life is more vibrant thanks to the artistic talents and creative initiative of Kenneth L. Kornell.

Course work: Read, write, enjoy nature
        “Words from the Wild” is not the type of elective course your mother took in high school.

Evendale approves site for new amphitheater
        EVENDALE — As part of the celebration of the village's 50th anniversary of incorporation next year, city council has approved locating an amphitheater on a hillside behind the municipal building at the northeast corner of Reading and Glendale-Milford roads.

Kentucky Digest
        LEXINGTON — Republican George W. Bush will visit Lexington on Tuesday, his second trip to Kentucky in less than a month.

Local Digest T
        Cincinnati District 1 police are investigating a report that a man tried to abduct a 9-year-old girl Saturday night in Over-the-Rhine.

Pleasant Ridge tower coming down
        AMBERLEY VILLAGE — A controversial monopole tower, built in Pleasant Ridge by AT&T in 1997, will be torn down when a new tower is built in French Park here, about a mile away.

Preservation takes off
        LEBANON — The Lebanon Conservancy Foundation has made a mark in its first year of protecting old buildings here.

Quilter's work getting noticed
        ERLANGER — Quilting is not just for grannies any more.

School review system changed
        FRANKFORT — The system devised to assess how Kentucky schools are doing their job, and to hold each school accountable for its results, is emerging from an awkward phase.

Special ed students take NKU classes
        HIGHLAND HEIGHTS — Brandi Gugel and Connie Bray are going to college. Every Tuesday and Thursday, the two 19-year-old Campbell County High School special education students trek over to Northern Kentucky University for a University 101 class.

Vehicle officers issue 27K tickets
        FRANKFORT — Some legislators are concerned about the growing rate at which vehicle enforcement officers are issuing speeding tickets and the role they're playing on Kentucky's roads.

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S P E C I A L   F E A T U R E S
Court: Justin stays in Ohio
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.

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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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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