Thursday, December 11, 2003

Local news briefs

Sharpton to sign copies of book

NORWOOD - Al Sharpton, Democratic presidential candidate and New York activist, will be at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Norwood on Friday to sign copies of his book. Sharpton has written Al on America (Kensington, distributed by Penguin Putnam, $16). He will be at the bookstore from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Line numbers will be available Friday with the purchase of the book. Joseph-Beth is at 2692 Madison Road, Rookwood Pavilion. Information: 396-8960.


Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops kick off "Happy Holidays from the Pops" - the Pops' annual holiday extravaganza - starting at 7 p.m. today in Music Hall. Broadway star Lee Roy Reams is the headliner. Other performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $17.50-$48.50. Information: 381-3300.

Cars, jewelry in sheriff's auction

NEW BURLINGTON - Lkoking for a steal? Then the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office might be the place to go on Saturday. Sheriff Simon Leis Jr. is conducting a public auction of surplus and forfeited property that includes 15 vehicles and 120 other pieces of personal property. Two items require a minimum bid - a man's Rolex watch ($500) and a pair of diamond earrings that are 2 carats each ($2,500). The auction starts at 9 a.m. at the Sheriff's Office patrol headquarters, 11021 Hamilton Ave. Information: 825-1500.

New schools nearly completed

INDIAN HILL - New elementary and high schools in Indian Hill, which cost a combined $45.4 million, are expected to be ready for students in April - four months ahead of schedule. Superintendent David Quattrone said the district will attempt to make the move for the elementary's 526 students and the high school's 704 students during spring break beginning March 29.


• Major widening of Interstate 275 from two to three lanes between Ohio 32 and Beechmont Avenue in Clermont County continues. Two lanes are open in each direction during the day with lane closures at night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

• Look for lane restrictions overnight on northbound Interstate 71 approaching the Lytle Tunnel. Also, the ramp from Second Street to northbound 71 will be closed overnight.

N.Ky. soldier thwarts attack
Ohioans to get drug discount
Golden Buckeye and Best Rx can aid seniors
Early test scores please educators
2 UC programs are tops in U.S.

Parking restrictions narrowed
Young critics get a kick from 'Charlie Brown'
Angel Flight gets local baby home
Lines long at flu shot locations as supply dips
Jurors deliberate in shooting downtown
Ohio House comes out against gay marriage
Concealed-carry bill nearer
Mason city employees collect gifts for needy
Antiterror team suggests spending
Flynt fighting to open new Hustler store in Lexington
School projects ahead of schedule
Local news briefs
Loveland seeks funds to build skate park
Lebanon asked to rezone Main
Neighborhood briefs
White House chat links lovers
Highway shooter not contacting authorities
Ohio moments
Owners must register pit bulls
Youths protest Taser buy
Public safety
Animal rights group seeks to outlaw rodeos
Lakota budget in progress
Workforce Academy ready for business
Author makes a mystery from her life on the river
Suspect in trucking firm rampage insists he's sane
Board seeks tax increase
Ohio schools chief in Hamilton today

Crowley: 3 N.Ky. companies helped GOP group batter Chandler
Bronson: Why didn't the cops just hypnotize him?
Good Things Happening

John Crane, 73, watercolorist and arts leader
Michael Cassady, soccer coach, dad

Davis, GOP fund-raiser nets $32K
Independence library hunts for larger home
St. Pius X parish invests in school