EDITORIALS FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2003
NKU: Priority project
Northern Kentucky University is the fastest-growing public institution in the Commonwealth and local leaders are going to hold Gov.-Elect Ernie Fletcher to his pledge to increase its state support.

Thumbs up: Fifth Third grant
A $1 million grant from Fifth Third Bank allowing Shriners Cincinnati Burns Hospital to hire a full-time research director should help the hospital rev up its research and add to "Pill Hill's" growing research might.

Thumbs down: Drake pitch
Why did the Drake Hospital Board think they could ask for a 39 percent tax levy increase when they weren't prepared to explain why they needed so much money?

SUNDAY'S FORUM COVER
Go away! We don't want to be bothered
Try to reach out and touch someone these days, and you're likely to get your hand slapped.
Readers' views on house calls

College boys can rally 'round the flag
Officials at Saint Louis University surrendered this week in a fight over whether a couple of students from Ohio could hang Old Glory from their dorm room's balcony.
Hot corner: Nipping at the heels of the newsmakers


ENQUIRER COLUMNIST - DAVID WELLS
Bobbleheads and chairmen
Two years ago Cincinnati Mayor Charlie Luken handed out the council election door prizes of committee appointments with a careful eye toward inclusion. The city was just a few months past the rioting of 2001 and there was a carefully orchestrated effort to present a united front.

OTHER OPINIONS
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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