LOCAL NEWS FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2003
T A L L   S T A C K S
On the Delta Queen, history takes its time
Passengers of the Delta Queen know this: To ride it is to step back in time.
Calliopes blast out that shrill, sweet song
Timeline of the early calliope
Three boats boast authentic calliopes
Tall Stacks hits high note with music
Family troupe tells slaves' life
Riverboat crowd swoons over Elvis
Civil War recruiters at work
Honeymooners revel in romance of river
Lavish ships with luscious edibles
NKU troupe dances below Newport levee
To artists, bridge just far enough
It's no easy ride for busy boat staff
Daily schedule
More Tall Stacks coverage

Theft suspect dies in struggle with van owner
Avondale resident Sammie Harris died doing what he wasn't very good at: Breaking into vehicles.

Coyne can run, but not serve
Ronald and Marline Altman believe in John Coyne's right to run for public office - even though he won't be able to serve if elected.

City's new riverfront becomes visible
Standing on the deck of a riverboat and looking toward downtown, a new Cincinnati skyline seems to be emerging from the dirt.

Election Guide 2003
Cincinnati.com provides an early look at the Nov. 4 vote with 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
Ballpark eatery falls silent
A year-round restaurant overlooking left field at the new Great American Ball Park shut down last week and won't reopen until next year.
Family agency votes to strike
Hundreds of workers at the agency that handles child support, children's protection and welfare services in Hamilton County may not show up for work Oct. 27 after voting to strike Friday night.
Sharonville pool to include flume slides
SHARONVILLE - Residents will be shelling out more money for membership fees, but they are in for a triple treat when a new pool opens at the recreation center next May.
Montgomery event honors its international residents
MONTGOMERY - This Cincinnati suburb will honor its international residents with a tasty celebration of their cultures Sunday.
Regional Report

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
Howard: Good Things Happening
2 girls get citation for helping save bus driver.
BUTLER, WARREN, CLERMONT
Butler DUI force called success
WEST CHESTER TWP. - Butler County law enforcement officials Friday declared the first countywide DUI Task Force a success and announced plans for another year of crackdowns that begin Halloween night.
Trustee candidates debate issues related to growth
LIBERTY TWP. - Candidates vying for office in the booming southeastern Butler County townships agree that handling growth is a top priority.
Fairfield hears complaint: Too noisy
FAIRFIELD - How loud is too loud?
Candidates differ on Warren growth
MASON - Candidates vying for leadership spots in southern Warren County have different ideas about managing rapid growth.
OBITUARIES
Mickey Kaplan dedicated life to arts, giving
AMBERLEY VILLAGE - Mickey Kaplan, philanthropist and patron of the arts, died of a stroke Thursday at Jewish Hospital.
OHIO
Ohio Moments

KENTUCKY
Chart House closes 'for renovations'
NEWPORT - Forget about getting a table at Chart House restaurant during Tall Stacks. No, it's not booked with diners hungry for a river view. It's closed.
Father testifies against his son
BURLINGTON - The trial of a Petersburg man accused of killing 22-year-old Rebecca Ritchie will reconvene Monday.
Eliminating primary considered
INDEPENDENCE - Some officials in this fast-growing Kenton County town want to do away with primaries in city races. They say local primaries are an unnecessary expense and a hassle for taxpayers and candidates alike.
SPECIAL
New bridge: A $750M puzzle
In a special multimedia 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

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.