LOCAL NEWS FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2002
Priests' names still secret
        Catholic church officials say they will continue to keep secret the names and assignments of four Greater Cincinnati priests who have a history of sexual misconduct.

Area school programs gear up for summer
        School districts throughout Greater Cincinnati are expanding and altering summer school options this year to meet student needs and emphasize the importance of extra learning time.

Charges pile up at strip club
        LEBANON — New charges — filed by officials in two counties — were added Monday in the continuing investigation into alleged violations at the Bristol's Show Club and Revue in Monroe.

Missing child alerts to begin
        Greater Cincinnati will soon become the latest area to sign on with a national program that sends automatic phone calls to thousands of households when a child is missing.
Local Headlines for  Tuesday, June 11, 2002

PULFER: Rich neighbors
        Marty thinks I'm just jealous.

RADEL: What's fair?
        A poster with a big “10” on it hangs in Brittany Perry's bedroom. Ten is not her lucky number.

Priests' names still secret
        Catholic church officials say they will continue to keep secret the names and assignments of four Greater Cincinnati priests who have a history of sexual misconduct.

Area schools change gears for summer programs
        School districts throughout Greater Cincinnati are expanding and altering summer school options this year to meet student needs and emphasize the importance of extra learning time.

Charges pile up at strip club
        LEBANON — New charges — filed by officials in two counties — were added Monday in the continuing investigation into alleged violations at the Bristol's Show Club and Revue in Monroe.

Missing child alerts to begin
        Greater Cincinnati will soon become the latest area to sign on with a national program that sends automatic phone calls to thousands of households when a child is missing.

New juvenile trials defended
        One of the first Juvenile Court juries convened in Ohio ended in a deadlock last week.

Lakota OKs plan for redistricting
        WEST CHESTER TWP. — Students in Lakota Hills and Lakota Springs subdivisions will go to Liberty Junior High School in 2003 under a redistricting plan unanimously approved Monday night by the Lakota board of education.

Outdoor blaze injures contractors, firefighter
        ANDERSON TOWNSHIP — Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a blaze that sent three people, including an Anderson Township firefighter, to area hospitals Monday afternoon.

County residents snap up new home improvement loans
        More than $1 million in low-interest home improvement loans were approved by Hamilton County during the first week of a new program.

March supports homeless
        COVINGTON — With signs, chants and a list of eight demands, more than 300 people marched on City Hall on Monday, asking Covington officials to stop “harassing” homeless people and address the causes of homelessness and poverty.

TriHealth to help with rec center
        WEST CHESTER TWP. — To help pay for and operate a new $30 million community recreation center, trustees tonight are expected to approve a preliminary partnership with TriHealth Corporate Health Services.

United Way starts early childhood program
        A new initiative by the United Way, Cincinnati Community Action Now and area business leaders will examine how Hamilton County helps at-risk, preschool children.

Warrant issued in Price Hill homicide
        Two Price Hill brothers sought after a fatal shooting Sunday night in the neighborhood remained fugitives Monday, as friends of the victim said they never suspected an argument would turn deadly.

Camp worker faces sex charges
        LEBANON — A former recreation director at a Salvation Army camp in Warren County was jailed Monday on accusations that he molested young female campers and teen-aged counselors, exposed himself and solicited for sex last summer.

Health board meeting moves to bigger venue
        WILDER — Northern Kentucky's health board has moved its June 19 meeting to a room that can hold up to 550 because of a landmark vote on whether to continue accepting federal dollars for family planning services.

Home tour raises funds for Alzheimer's
        The recent Westwood Home Tour attracted more than 500 visitors and raised more than $5,000 for charity and community-based programs.

Learning to lead in Warren
        LEBANON — The inaugural class of Leadership Warren County graduates Wednesday after nine months of surveying all corners of the county, from slogging through prison to soaring through air.

Lebanon may lose historic home
        LEBANON — City Council will consider legislation tonight to change the layout of Bicentennial Park as well as to raise water and sewer rates by a third.

State cuts make Butler budget tight
        HAMILTON — Next year's Butler County general fund budget might be the leanest in 14 years.

Charter schools perform poorly on state proficiency tests
        COLUMBUS, Ohio — Critics say charter schools' poor performance on the March proficiency tests is evidence the schools aren't doing a good job.

Lawmakers push for uranium waste plants in Ohio, Kentucky
        WASHINGTON — Buried within the Senate's anti-terrorism spending bill is a measure intended to accelerate the cleanup of uranium waste in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, but the fate of that provision is uncertain.

Migrant guilty in marijuana seizure
        HAMILTON — Jurors on Monday convicted a migrant farm worker in the biggest marijuana seizure ever made by the Butler County Sheriff's Office.

Nuclear shipments tracked via 'Net
        WASHINGTON — A national environmental group today is launching a Web site the public can use to see how close their homes, schools and jobs could be from proposed transportation routes for high-level radioactive waste.

Proposal: science standards should stress evolution only a theory
        COLUMBUS, Ohio — The latest changes proposed to Ohio's school science curriculum would emphasize that evolution is only a theory and that it is about how life developed over time.

Tristate A.M. Report
        One of Cincinnati's veteran police horses died Sunday after complications from emergency surgery.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT
Ky. dioceses lead in abuse lawsuits
        More than 120 lawsuits have been filed against Roman Catholic dioceses in Kentucky, the most in any state, and nearly 50 of the alleged victims have claimed sexual abuse by the same priest.
Priest target of 48 suits

Quick stop for drug buyers
        There's a corner drug drive-through in Over-the-Rhine so well situated and user-friendly that Northern Kentucky buyers can drive over, get their crack or pot, and be back home in under five minutes.

Foreign-born numbers double
        Immigrants seeking a better job or a college education flocked to the Cincinnati area during the 1990s.

Security won't be left to faith
        At the Billy Graham Mission at Paul Brown Stadium, about twice as many law-enforcement officers as originally planned for the mission and an additional one-third as many security guards will man the entrances.

SPECIAL
O H I O ' S   S E C R E T   S H A M E
Abuse, neglect go unpunished
Instead of keeping people healthy and safe, Ohio's mental retardation system is so chaotic it routinely fails to prevent deaths, correct problems or enforce minimum standards of care, The Cincinnati Enquirer has found.
Statewide abuse registry lists no one
Part 1 of the report - Many deaths of mentally retarded avoidable