EDITORIALS FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2003
Welcome mat for foreign-born
Most Cincinnati City Council candidates sound optimistic about the city's prospects, or why would they be chasing that line of work? But more than a few admit to some apprehension that the city's shrinking population could slip below the number needed to bring Cincinnati back to its former glory.

Slick ads, vulnerable teens
It's hard to talk to girls and women about violence without talking about advertising. It's hard to overlook advertising's power when talking to teens about alcohol, cigarettes, body image, self-worth and sex.

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


ENQUIRER COLUMNIST - DAVID WELLS
Sentencing advice
I'm usually labeled as one of those sinners who try to drive God out of public life. I don't support public school teachers leading their classes in prayer, or people who think erecting monuments to the Ten Commandments on public property is a civic virtue.

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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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