EDITORIALS FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2003
Forcing budget restraint
This week, Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell's bid to repeal the recently imposed "temporary" one-cent sales tax increase was called, among other things, "reckless and irresponsible," "anti-Ohio" and a "ridiculous media stunt." And that's just comments from his fellow Republicans.

Thumbs Up: Big O
When you're known as perhaps the greatest all-around basketball player in history, it's easy for your other achievements to go unnoticed. Thus we applaud the University of Cincinnati's intent to honor Oscar Robertson this year with the university's top alumni award.

Thumbs up: Big oom-pah
It's brats, and beer, and cream puffs, and lederhosen, and potato pancakes, and sauerkraut, and polkas, and bands with tubas that make the ground shake.

SUNDAY'S FORUM COVER
Can this man help Main Street?
Memphis businessman John Elkington transformed that city's famed Beale Street from a decaying, four-block assemblage of nondescipt buildings into one of Tennesee's top tourist destinations.
Hot corner: Nipping at the heels of the newsmakers

What do you think?
What do you think? What could the Main Street Entertainment District offer that would make it the "must" place for you to bring out-of-town guests who come to visit you in Greater Cincinnati?

OTHER OPINIONS
GUEST COLUMNIST - WILLIAM J. GRACIE
Miami U. reading program gets students to think critically
U. reading program gets students to think critically
Near the close of Peter Bronson's Sept. 14 column on Miami University's Summer Reading Program and Barbara Ehrenreich's University Convocation speech [A left thumb in the eye for Miami U.], Bronson gets to the heart of the matter: the Reading Program and Convocation encourage our students to think.

LETTERS
Readers' Views
Letters to the editor.

CRISIS IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Survivors network: It's time to get an accounting
David Clohessy is the national director of SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests). Clohessy said a priest molested him and his brothers as children, and that one of his brothers grew up to become a priest who is also a sexual abuser.

Voice of the Faithful: Seeking changes in the Church
Jim Muller, a physician who battled nuclear weapons, has turned his attention to the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. He is a founder and former president of Voice of the Faithful, one of several grassroots, lay organizations formed in the wake of the clergy sex abuse in the Church.

GUEST COLUMNIST - NAN FISCHER
'Voices' hope to empower laity
One response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis, which is currently erupting in the Catholic Church in Cincinnati, has been the development of a national organization called Voice of the Faithful (VOTF). Currently there are more than 30,000 members and 181 affiliates across the United States.

ENQUIRER EDITORIAL
Speak out now
So far at least 10 former students have filed suit alleging sexual abuse at the hands of former Elder High School Principal Lawrence Strittmatter.

SPECIAL FEATURES
Music Hall Moments
We asked for your favorite memory of Music Hall to help us celebrate its 125th anniversary. Here are several installments of your letters:
SOUND OFF
How to contact your congressman
E-mail and Web page links, phone numbers and addresses for Tristate representatives.