LOCAL NEWS FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2003
Tall Stacks weigh anchor
The biggest and coolest festival ever held in Cincinnati drew more than 700,000 music lovers and paddle-wheel fans to the riverfront.
Belle of Louisville wears the antlers

'A kinder, gentler Lynch'
He was at the flashpoint of the 2001 riots and a leader of the boycott that followed, but now the Rev. Damon Lynch III is running a surprisingly mainstream campaign for Cincinnati City Council.

Golden Buckeye a help on drugs
Ohio seniors will receive a gold-tinted plastic card starting Wednesday that offers prescription drug discounts.

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.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS
HOWARD: Good Things Happening
When Jerome Cook is not supervising employees at the Butler County Clerk of Courts Office, he might be using his flexibility doing the "snake creeps down" movement, or full splits.

AROUND THE REGION
Banned signs sow seeds of discord
MADISONVILLE - Leaders in this Cincinnati neighborhood worked for three years to win a special federal grant to fight crime. But the city won't let them post signs touting it.


Guardsman speaks to first-graders about Iraq
COVEDALE - Far away, in northern Iraq, a purple Elder Panther flag flies proudly.
Church brings students together
MILFORD - Mary Attallah Abu Ghattas likes music and dancing. She also dreams of peace.
Former teacher still keeps tabs on community's needs
When Coleen Binning retired from teaching in 1989, she traded her blackboard and chalk for a pencil and notepad to keep track of her activities.
School head welcomes students' viewpoints
ANDERSON TOWNSHIP - Every month, 10 high school students feed Superintendent John Patzwald their thoughts and ideas. He feeds them lunch.
School Notes

Regional Report

ELECTION 2003
Yeah, but how to fix test scores?
MONFORT HEIGHTS - It will be those "abominable" test scores, as one citizen said, on residents' minds during November's school board elections.


History vs. growth in Lebanon race
LEBANON - It's a tricky balancing act, city council candidates here say: how to preserve Lebanon's historical roots while developing carefully for the future.
Land use disputed in race in Loveland
LOVELAND - Three newcomers are pitted against incumbents in a council challenge spurred on by bad blood over development of an historic site and criticism that city officials have ignored residents.

OBITUARIES
Obituary: Albert J. Gittner, Rainbo president
Albert J. "Bud" Gittner started working as a salesman for Rainbo Baking Co. about 1935. In 1952, he became president of the company in Cincinnati.


Obituary: Marjorie Jean White helped musicians
Marjorie Jean White spent her life taking care of others.

OHIO
Ohio Moments: Carrie Harrison was progressive first lady
On Oct. 20, 1853, Benjamin Harrison of North Bend married Caroline Lavinia Scott in Oxford, Ohio. Three decades later, when Harrison became the nation's 23rd president, she became first lady.


Wal-Mart family gives $9M gift to Wooster college
WOOSTER, Ohio - The College of Wooster has received its largest donation to date - a $9 million gift from the family that runs retail giant Wal-Mart.

KENTUCKY
Newport public housing on move
NEWPORT - Newport embarks today on an ambitious plan to transform and ultimately eliminate public housing while opening valuable riverfront land for development.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's local stories)
'Little hero' saves neighbors
When fire broke out on the third floor of a Harrison Avenue apartment building, 11-year-old Edward Tarrance sprang into action.

Homeowners bought trouble
Ed and Robin Lumbert scrimped and saved to buy a suburban dream home. Now their house and 40 others are part of the biggest residential cleanup of lead contamination in our area.
Ryland buys back homes, pays for cleanup

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

Great Neighborhoods
Welcome to Montgomery and Sycamore Township, two of the Tristate's Great Neighborhoods. In the 16th installment of our series, we showcase the people, schools, businesses and cultures that make these communities special.
Previous "Great Neighborhood" reports:
Anderson Twp.Blue AshColerain Twp.Dearborn Co.FairfieldFlorence
HamiltonLebanonLoveland & Symmes TownshipMason & Deerfield Twp.
Milford & Miami 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.