EDITORIALS FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2003
Don't compromise cleanup
The idea that the U.S. Department of Energy would even consider unrestricted dumping of uranium-contaminated water from Fernald directly into the Great Miami River is outrageous, even if the cost of cleanup has risen far beyond the original estimates.

Don't keep report secret
A federal magistrate's gag order delaying release of a Cincinnati racial-profiling report is an insult to the public that paid for the report. The action only raises more questions and suspicions, justified or not, about what's in the report and how those involved intend to use that data.

SUNDAY'S FORUM COVER
Don't know much about history
In the post-9/11 world, it's more important than ever that our young people know America's history. The buildings hit in the attacks were targeted because they represented our economic and political systems. We were attacked for being American, so we should at least know what being American means.
Hot corner: Nipping at the heels of the newsmakers

OTHER OPINIONS
Q&A - U.C. PRESIDENT NANCY L. ZIMPHER
New president charts a course
Nancy L. Zimpher, president of the University of Cincinnati, met Tuesday with the Enquirer's editorial board. It was her fifth day on the job. The following are excerpts from the interview.

LETTERS
Pilarczyk is a stern leader who usually turns out to be correct
David Wells' column ["Mea culpa/Time to be pastoral," Sept. 26] said Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk does not "get it" when addressing issues of child and teen-ager sexual abuse by priests.

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
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.

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