LOCAL NEWS FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2003
Grief envelops victim's family
Don Haury's family glows with love for him - and burns with anger for the gunman accused of killing him during a rampage at a West Chester trucking company.
Suspect thought company out to get him, dad says
Memorial recalls 1995 shootings

Condo craze builds in city
With low interest rates and a strong market for first-time home buyers, developers are rushing to convert buildings in downtown and Over-the-Rhine into loft condominiums with all the modern touches.

Full recovery expected for boy hit by van
Januari Brown still hears the screams of her neighbors on Halloween night. When she heard cries that a little boy had been hit by a van, she knew it was her son.

Deal preserves historic courthouse files
A last-minute deal brokered this week between Frankfort and Pendleton County has spared hundreds of courthouse records dating to the late 1700s.


IN THE TRISTATE
Church argues records private
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati wants to bar the public from a court hearing next week that will determine whether prosecutors can see church records related to clergy sexual abuse.
Art museum and kids do mix, at education center
EDEN PARK - The Cincinnati Art Museum has a new motto for children: Please DO Touch.
Clermont ceremony salutes military
BATAVIA - Patriotism is alive and thriving in Clermont County.
Cinergy critics pursue case
A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision to not pursue litigation against power plants for violating a federal clean-air law will not change ongoing settlement talks between Cinergy Corp. and groups suing the power giant over similar allegations.
Fairfield schools facing crisis
FAIRFIELD - The numbers don't look pretty for the Fairfield City School District, which is facing a nearly $4 million deficit by the end of the next school year.
You're out of order; go directly to jail
MASON - Naomi Gadberry had a question. It cost her a night in a jail.
MU student awaiting sentence charged again
OXFORD - A Halloween-night incident has led to a new felony charge against a Miami University student who previously pleaded guilty to counterfeiting.
Middletown schools focus on diversity
MIDDLETOWN - Showcasing the accomplishments of Middletown Schools' diverse student population is one of several projects being undertaken by the district's Diversity Action Committee.
New Miami Schools show how it's done
NEW MIAMI - Susan Tave Zelman knew good things were happening at the New Miami Schools.
Parade missing its music
CHEVIOT - Calling all high school and college marching bands: Your presence is requested.
Progressive recitals show off church organs
Progressive dinners might please the palate, but a progressive organ recital in Westwood on Sunday intends to please the ear.
Veterans Day programs

Regional Report

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
Faith matters: Author tells of angels, miracles
Joan Wester Anderson believes an angel saved the lives of her two college-aged sons a few years ago.
Howard: Good Things Happening
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. - Two Greater Cincinnati teens, Jordan Bonne and Jonathan Bender, represented the United States at the World Age Group Games in Hanover, Germany, last week in a sport that doesn't get a lot of attention - synchronized trampoline.
McNutt: Historians create motor tour of Morgan Twp. landmarks
SHANDON - To celebrate the Ohio and Butler County bicentennials, historians will present a tour of commercial, educational and religious landmarks built from 1811 through World War I in Morgan Township.
OBITUARIES
Robert Deardorff ran insurance firm
KENWOOD - Robert M. Deardorff's legacy are his 11 children, 42 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Sister C. T. Reissig was happy to serve
READING - Sister Catharine Therese Reissig, who cooked at various Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur convents for nearly 40 years, died Nov. 2 at the Mount Notre Dame Health Center in Reading. She was 89.
Kentucky obituaries

OHIO
Ohio wins round in dispute over inmate religious rules
CINCINNATI - A 3-year-old federal law aimed at giving inmates the right to gather for worship or follow religious dietary practices is unconstitutional, an appeals court ruled Friday.
Defense bill benefits Wright-Pat base
WASHINGTON - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will receive $21.1 million for two construction projects and a nonprofit museum in Toledo will get a decommissioned tug boat, under a defense spending bill that cleared the House on Friday.
Pawn shop shooting suspect arrested in neighboring Pa.
BARBERTON, Ohio - A man suspected of shooting two people at a pawn shop was arrested Friday near Somerset, Pa., 150 miles from this northeast Ohio city, police said.
Expulsion sought over cartoons
WORTHINGTON - A middle school principal in this Columbus suburb has recommended that a seventh-grader be expelled for drawing violent cartoons.
Ohio Momemts

KENTUCKY
Lawmakers seek stricter ATV laws
LOUISVILLE - With the number of deaths from all-terrain vehicles rising, some are calling for stricter laws controlling their use.
Chandler blames lack of funding for his defeat
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Ben Chandler said Friday his campaign for governor was overwhelmed by opposition money and handicapped by the Democratic Party's lack of a compelling message.
Hustler store draws opposition
LEXINGTON - Opponents of a planned Hustler store are preparing to make a stand when the company seeks city permission.
Male inmate passed as woman for months
FRANKFORT - You could call it a case of mistaken sexual identity.
Earning a home by their sweat
LATONIA LAKES - Nancy Daugherty and her 8-year-old daughter have lived in the heart of a crime-ridden Covington neighborhood since 1995, lacking funds to move.
N. Ky. business, lawmakers at odds
FORT MITCHELL - Northern Kentucky's largest business group has released a legislative agenda that could run counter to the priorities of many of the region's state lawmakers.
Kentucky to do

Kentucky News Briefs
SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's local stories)
Insurers adjust health plans
For many employees of Greater Cincinnati companies, the bad news has arrived: You'll pay more for health benefits next year and get less coverage in return.
Medical coverage: Questions to ask

In spots, turnout may edge burnout
GREEN TWP. - Don and Katie Seifert worry this Hamilton County community they've called home since the 1960s has grown too congested with cars and big retailers at Rybolt Road and Harrison Avenue.
Bond plan turns on jobs vs. costs

Stakes huge in governor contest
Hyperbole always surrounds elections, particularly in the waning days of a long statewide campaign.
Bond plan turns on jobs vs. costs

For manatee, freedom now within reach
Douglas, the manatee, he had to feel like a fish out of water Saturday during his return to Florida after four years at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

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 sqspended 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.