LOCAL NEWS FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2003
Winds whack Warren Co.
A storm packing tornado-strength winds ripped through Warren County in less than an hour early Saturday morning, but its effects will be felt for months.
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Wife sues to make casino ban husband
Johnnie Brown says her husband has gambled away their household money and she wants him banned from Argosy Casino.

Levee begins growth spurt
Newport on the Levee is embarking on a six-month growth spurt that will bring new retailers, restaurants and entertainment to the popular riverfront attraction.

Election Guide 2003
Cincinnati.com provides an early look at the Nov. 4 vote with help on getting you registered, lists of area candidates and the latest campaign news. And there's more to come, including candidate profiles - as we get closer to Election Day.


IN THE TRISTATE
Lane Seminary propelled anti-slavery movement
WALNUT HILLS - The Ohio Bicentennial Commission will recognize the Lane Seminary, an important school in the anti-slavery movement, when a bicentennial historical marker will be dedicated at 3 p.m. today in a public ceremony at 2820 Gilbert Ave.
Celts in kilts compete at Coney
ANDERSON TOWNSHIP - Cincinnati might be far from the castles of Scotland or the rugged coastline of Ireland, but those attending the Cincinnati Celtic Music and Cultural Festival on Saturday hardly noticed.
Churches unite for message of inclusion
MOUNT AUBURN - Two very different churches came together Saturday afternoon at First Baptist Church with one very simple message.
4 new school leaders bond
This year, for the first time in their collective history, four prestigious independent schools in Greater Cincinnati have new Heads of School.
Income down in Tristate
The number of Ohio families living in poverty declined slightly last year, even though the typical state household lost more than $1,000 in income.
Volunteers needed to remove cedars
Volunteers are needed by the Nature Conservancy to help remove unwanted cedars from prairie openings at the Edge of Appalachia nature preserve system in Adams County, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 11.
NCH: Remember when?
NORTH COLLEGE HILL - A lot has happened since 1966 in this Hamilton County suburb.
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ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
Bronson: Supremes are disarmingly wrong again
The Left Coast Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals tried to ban "God'' from the Pledge of Allegiance and blocked the California recall election, claiming voters are too stupid to use punch cards.
Pulfer: When it comes to crime, white-collar is way to go
Something stinks, I said with customary inelegance.
Howard: Good Things Happening
Hoxworth Blood Center recognizes donors when they reach milestones in blood and platelet donations. During the first half of September, donors achieved milestones.
BUTLER, WARREN, CLERMONT
Traffic a high priority in Miami Twp.
MIAMI TWP. - Police in this northwestern Clermont County community are hoping to improve traffic safety with a nearly $70,000 grant they've received from the Ohio Department of Public Safety.
W. Chester may get facility
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP - As the Lakota YMCA puts finishing touches on its latest improvement - a solid maple, NBA-regulation basketball court - officials are considering an addition that would top all others.
Picket lines welcome fans to Miami for game against UC
OXFORD - Strikers Saturday greeted football fans as they headed for Miami University's sold-out game against the University of Cincinnati with cheers, chants and a few jeers.
Dog park to open in Butler
WEST CHESTER TWP. - This Butler County suburb will become the latest Greater Cincinnati community to go to the dogs when a park for canines opens this week at the Voice of America Park.
OBITUARIES
Earle 'Bud' Gillis, former executive, promoter for WCET
Earle H. "Bud'' Gillis Jr., a pioneer in educational television and a retired Channel 48 executive, worked in a number of capacities in his 46-year-broadcasting career.
Ingeborg R. Meckel taught at Lotspeich
BRIGHT, Ind. - Ingeborg R. Meckel's positive outlook helped her weather the hard times she experienced throughout life.
Kentucky obituaries

OHIO
Teens expected to recover from weed poisoning
LIMA, Ohio - Four teenagers hospitalized after eating seeds from a toxic hallucinogenic weed should recover without permanent damage, a doctor said.
Cleveland Catholic school sued over firing
CLEVELAND - A teacher who said a Roman Catholic school fired her because she remarried without obtaining an annulment from the church has sued the school, its principal and a pastor.
Ohio Moments

KENTUCKY
Owners reunited with Jack the donkey (a.k.a. Clarence)
BURLINGTON - After a month as a guest of the Boone County Animal Shelter, Clarence the lost donkey is back on his farm.
Ex-adjutant general dies in plane crash
BARDSTOWN, Ky. - A single-engine plane crash at a small airport Saturday killed Maj. Gen. John "Russ" Groves, a former Kentucky Adjutant General, and injured another person.

SPECIAL
New bridge: A $750M puzzle
In a special report, The Enquirer tells why the Brent Spence Bridge is one of the most dangerous bridges in the nation, and how replacing it will be fraught with enormous problems and costs. Web readers can ride through the danger spots on WCPO video and rate the bridge's 'Fear Factor' in our online survey.
Do you drive the bridge? Rate the 'Fear Factor'
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Great Neighborhoods
Welcome to Milford and Miami Township, one of the Tristate's Great Neighborhoods. In the 14th installment of our series, we showcase the people, schools, businesses and cultures that make these communities special.
Previous "Great Neighborhood" reports:
AndersonBlue AshColerainFairfieldFlorence
HamiltonLebanonLoveland & Symmes TownshipMason & Deerfield Twp.
NewportNorwoodWest ChesterWest Side


Priests and Sexual Misconduct
Four priests in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and two priests who formerly served in the Diocese of Covington have been suspended and/or accused of sexual misconduct in a scandal that has swept across the country. Click here for an archive of Enquirer reports.

Erpenbeck Investigation
Bill Erpenbeck was one of the Tristate's biggest home builders before his company crumbled in a bank fraud scandal that affected lenders, subcontractors and home owners. Click here for links to all Enquirer reports.