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Rain could push sludge
Water researchers Saturday had a growing sense of unease as they suspect a mass of coal slurry was lurking behind an old dam on the Big Sandy River.
Ky. congressman calls for waste study
Massey Coal Co. has had tumultuous past
Townsfolk juggling conflicting emotions

Flu could lay up Tristate
A late flu vaccine. One less hospital in town. And a citywide nursing shortage. This could add up to trouble if the flu strikes early or hard this year.

Suburban schools: grading levies
School tax levies lack the pizazz of a presidential contest or personality fights for political seats at the statehouse or court house. But few decisions on Nov. 7 have more personal and immediate impact than school taxes.


TODAY'S LOCAL HEADLINES
Local Headlines for  Sunday, October 22, 2000

Wolf hybrid kills grandson, 5
        MIAMI TOWNSHIP - A 5-year-old Cincinnati boy waskilled Saturday morning when his grandmother's pet wolf hybrid attacked him at her home here.

A question of discrimination
        BOONE COUNTY — It started with a softball field about 2 miles from Boone County High School.

Athletic offerings under federal scrutiny
        As a national crackdown on discrimination in high school sports hits home in Boone County, school districts around Greater Cincinnati are stepping up their sports offerings to assure girls equitable athletic opportunities.

PULFER: Hunting season
        Autumn. Beautiful foliage. Rich clumps of fall flowers. And, of course, the musical sounds of shotguns.

TV ads help mold Supreme Court race
        COLUMBUS — Has Alice Robie Resnick put justice up for sale? Or is she an independent Supreme Court justice who stands up to special interests?

Drug risk study has Tristate link
        The risk may be as low as 1 in 9 million, but a new study reports that some people who chew Acutrim appetite suppressant gum or take Contac, Dimetapp, Comtrex or Alka-Selzter cold medications can die from brain hemorrhages.

5th district race easy to miss
        FRANKFORT — Like the ballot section for the Kentucky Supreme Court race in the 5th District, the race itself is easy to overlook.

Apple fans savor a 'Woz' moment
        HIGHLAND HEIGHTS — AppleVention 2000 was nearly a religious experience with the creator and the Evangelist both witness to the power of the Apple.

BRONSON: Answerman
        It's late October, the time of year when goblins and vampires dress up and knock on doors, asking for . . . votes. And that means it's time for Answerman.

Church construction set to begin
        LIBERTY TOWNSHIP — After more than a decade as the Cincinnati Archdiocese's only parish without a permanent church, the wait for St. Maximilian Kolbe parishioners has an end in sight.

CROWLEY: No excuse for camera flap
        COVINGTON - Northern Kentucky pols have gone at it in some odd, inappropriate places, at fish fries, church festivals, parades and other public gatherings.

3 die in plane crash on I-71
        DELAWARE, Ohio — A single-engine plane crashed on Interstate 71, killing three people and injuring the other person on board, the State Highway Patrol said.

Fairfield park to honor vets
        FAIRFIELD — City officials will break ground Nov. 11 for a park honoring war veterans, which will be next to the library on Wessel Drive.

Fast rail may come to city
        LOUISVILLE — Federal transportation officials have given a “high-speed” designation for a railroad route to Indianapolis, possibly putting Louisville in line for a 125-mph passenger link with the Midwest.

Flight by Wrights to be re-enacted
        DAYTON — A Wright brothers enthusiast hopes to re-enact the early days of flight with a replica of an aircraft used 100 years ago.

Historic battle to be re-staged
        NORTH COLLEGE HILL — A few hundred re-enactors and several thousand spectators are expected next weekend for the eighth annual Civil War Re-enactment and Living History, an event that turns a city park into a mid-19th century battlefield and campground.

People sought for streetscape panel
        READING —— Street people are wanted here.

Railroad work to close highway
        SPRINGDALE — A chronic traffic bottleneck will temporarily close beginning Monday when repair work on an Ohio 747 railroad crossing will shut down the roadway.

Science lab gives pupils hands-on experience
        MIAMITOWN - A new lab at Miamitown Elementary School is teaching students hands-on science and a lesson about community spirit.

Slaying-suicide follows breakup
        An attempt by a Dent woman to break off a long-term relationship led to her death and her boyfriend's suicide, leaving the couple's two children orphaned, police said.

Thousands raise cash for center
        They gathered at Sawyer Point on Saturday to celebrate an idea as much as to raise the money to help bring it to life.

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