LOCAL NEWS FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2003
Suspects: 'You talk, you die'
Lisa Gregory thought the worst day of her life was June 14, the day her 18-year-old son was shot dead in Over-the-Rhine. At least police had a good suspect. But the charges were dropped after one witness wouldn't cooperate and another couldn't be found.
Officials seek plan to protect witnesses

Ring suspected of stealing dogs
VERONA, Ky. - A "puppy mill" ring is suspected in the theft of more than two dozen purebred dogs in Northern Kentucky since August - including some stolen while children played nearby.

Support sought for road
Proponents of a proposed new interchange at I-71 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard hope they can win over Cincinnati's African-American community, despite a long memory about the physical and psychological damage done to black neighborhoods by the region's original interstates.

'Time to take back church,' Catholic group says
MONTGOMERY - The sex-abuse scandal that has enveloped the Roman Catholic Church for the better part of two years in the United States has brought Catholics a few gifts - along with the terrible pain and suffering to those victims of abuse.

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.

ENQUIRER COLUMNS
PULFER: October's the pinkest month - for a good reason
We are now a week into the pinkest month of the year. It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when everywhere you look there will be pink scarves, pink ribbons, pink candles and some pink hats over ruthlessly abbreviated hair.


BRONSON: Sheriff was left out of Bush's visit
If the Republican Party had its own Marines, Hamilton County Sheriff Si Leis would be John Wayne in Sands of Iwo Jima.
HOWARD: Good Things Happening
All her life, Georgia Beasley could boast that compassion always came naturally to her. And she still says it does after 100 years.
CROWLEY: Candidates pull punches in gubernatorial debate
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS - Just before last week's Northern Kentucky gubernatorial debate, Gateway Community College President Dr. Ed Hughes jokingly offered a bounty to the journalist who could work the school's name into a question posed to the candidates.

CINCINNATI-HAMILTON
Freedom Center honors pioneers
About 1,000 people looked on Saturday at a black-tie gala downtown as civil rights pioneer Dorothy Height and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights became the third and fourth recipients of the International Freedom Conductor Award.


Flower and Farm Fest continues today
ANDERSON TWP. - In a world saturated with digital this, cellular that and computerized everything, it's refreshing to find a celebration of the simple things.
A diploma long overdue
The way he tells it, Bob Schmid had a tough decision to make in 1941.
Tradition begins at Bilkers
BLUE ASH - Wilbur and Mary Jean Cohen of Middletown came into Bilkers Fine Foods in search of enough food to feed 30.
Regional Report
A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured Saturday in Deer Park - just one day after a 62-year-old pedestrian died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a Metro bus downtown earlier this week.
Tell us what you think
The latest in the Enquirer's series of Great Neighborhoods special sections will be published Tuesday, and Montgomery and Sycamore Township will be the focus.

ELECTION 2003
Candidates adjust to school changes
MADEIRA - The impact of new federal and state mandates is just starting to be felt in Greater Cincinnati schools, but they have already altered school board races, say veteran school board officials.


Inside City Hall: Lynch donors expand
One signpost of Damon Lynch III's journey from incendiary street preacher to button-down candidate will come Oct. 23, when he will disclose who has contributed to his campaign.
Questions and answers about vote registration
If you're not already registered to vote in the Nov. 4 election, the deadline to sign up is Monday.
Election calendar

BUTLER-WARREN
Two Miami U. workers make different choices
OXFORD - They're both single mothers and food service workers at Miami University, among the lowest-paid employees at the institution. But they have different views on the strike.


Mason road plan worries residents
MASON - Noble and Marilyn Johnston have lived in their one-story brick home in the heart of downtown since 1958.
Macy's parade to borrow Firecrackers for show
DEERFIELD TWP. - For the second time in three years, the Kings Firecrackers jump-rope team will spend Thanksgiving before a national audience as part of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. And this year, the team also will hit the NBA hardwood for two performances.

OBITUARIES
Obituary: Patria Brown's energy, activities belied her age
Patria Watson Brown died at her home in Carthage Thursday, a month shy of her 100th birthday.


Obituary: Bruce Goldstein 'was just there for everybody else'
MONTGOMERY - Bruce J. "Turtle" Goldstein - a longtime volunteer for several nonprofit organizations and a retired businessman - loved adventure and helping others.

OHIO
Fire truck takes fallen fighter to funeral
NEW BREMEN, Ohio - A fire engine draped in black bunting carried the casket of a fallen firefighter to his funeral Saturday morning.


Vultures' onslaught terrorizes livestock
COSHOCTON, Ohio - Alan Brinker couldn't figure out why all of his newborn lambs were dying.
OSU adds four essay questions to undergraduate applications
COLUMBUS - Ohio State University has added four essay questions to its undergraduate application to find out more about prospective students - and to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on race in admissions.
Ohio Moments: Battle of the Thames ended Tecumseh's fight
On Oct. 5, 1813, Shawnee chief Tecumseh was killed when his 1,000 Indian warriors and 700 allied British soldiers were defeated by Maj. Gen. William Henry Harrison's 3,500-man Army of the Northwest during the Battle of the Thames.

KENTUCKY
Small town sees big growth ahead
UNION - A sleepy little town is about to be awakened.


Church devoting special day to pastor
COVINGTON - For 36 years the Rev. Harold Pike's leadership at South Side Baptist Church on Holman Avenue has kept a dynamic force of good in this inner-city community.
Maryland investors plan horse center
WORTHINGTON, Md. - A group of Maryland investors are hoping a joint venture with one of Kentucky's premier horse farms will bring the region's leading thoroughbred breeding center to Maryland.
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'
Photo gallery

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.