Tuesday, December 9, 2003

From the state capitals


Councilwoman seeks new smoking ban vote

Cincinnati Enquirer

INDIANAPOLIS - A member of the City-County Council wants to force a vote on a proposed citywide smoking ban that has already been defeated once.

Republican Councilwoman Beulah Coughenour wants to see how her colleagues would vote on a plan to prohibit smoking in restaurants but not bars.

The smoking ban proposal was defeated Nov. 11 when a council committee voted not to send it to the full council.

Candidates lining up to replace Fletcher

FRANKFORT - The race to replace Ernie Fletcher in Congress should be off to an official start in a week.

Democrats will hold a meeting to select a nominee Dec. 15, Democratic state Treasurer Jonathan Miller said Monday.

Republicans have scheduled their nominating convention for Saturday, Republican Party Chairwoman Ellen Williams said.

Smoking declines among Indiana youth

INDIANAPOLIS - The percentage of Indiana youths who smoke has declined over the last decade but remains higher than the national average, according to an annual survey released Monday.

The study by the Indiana Youth Institute showed that 23.8 percent of Indiana 10th-graders said they smoked cigarettes on a monthly basis last year. The national rate was 17.7 percent.




ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
Bronson: Ashcroft has to protect us from smut
Hunt-Jasper: Inside Ohio's capital
Howard: Good things happening

LOCAL HEADLINES
Tasers could arrive next week
Arrest video spurs policy squabble
Challenges abound for GOP's Fletcher
Congress approves first national anti-spam legislation
Adjuncts from UC to rally
Newport: Aquarium project moves along swimmingly
Florence in pursuit of assets remaining after Epling's death
Convicted priest seeks early out from prison
11-year-old sways council on recycling
Man killed in one-vehicle crash near West Union
Around the Tristate
Public safety notebook
From the state capitals

HEALTH CARE
Vaccine runs short as flu season begins
Flu complications surprise doctors
Some questions and answers about flu
'Savings accounts' could soon affect local health care

NEIGHBORS
Grants awarded for cleanup
Hamilton puts levy on ballot
Miami U. ash tree survives hardship
Neighborhood news briefs

EDUCATION
Edgewood to ask for 6.9-mill levy
St. Mary students connect with 95 years of history
Lakota students discuss Jones case
Classroom briefs

LIVES REMEMBERED
Rev. Zugelter served decades at St. Louis

ENQUIRER'S WISH LIST
Students want 100 baskets for seniors