SUNDAY'S FORUM COVER
An Enquirer Special Report: Extreme Choices
Advances in medical technology keep severely ill people alive longer, but at huge costs. Some children can be kept alive for years with so little function that even loving parents wonder if it would be better to let them die. This series examines those extreme choices and the families who are making them.

Readers respond on debate over gay marriage
The following are letters in response to the Dec. 7 Forum pro/con, "Should we ban gay marriage?" Rep. Bill Seitz and Cincinnati attorney Scott Knox wrote opposing views.

Here's a simple solution for gay unions: Call it 'pairrage'
American citizens who happen to be gay are, if nothing else, entitled to be free to unionize in any way they choose - so long as their choice does not violate any other citizen's right. But to allow a gay couple to marry violates the rights of married couples to be in a class by themselves.
Hot Corner: Nipping at the heels of the newsmakers

EDITORIALS FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2003
Savings accounts a health-care boon
One of the least-publicized features of the Medicare reform bill President Bush signed Monday may be the most revolutionary in the long term: Health Savings Accounts.

ENQUIRER COLUMNIST - DAVID WELLS
We'd like a few words from you
Two weeks ago we rolled out our redesigned Editorial and Opinions pages, offering readers new ways to talk to us, realigning some existing features and promising to ask for your opinions while offering ours.

OTHER OPINIONS
GUEST COLUMNIST: PAUL C. JABLONSKI
Cutting Access balanced needs with funds crunch
As board members of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority and I listened to customers' comments about proposed changes in Metro and Access service at a public hearing Dec. 2, we were struck with the vital need for transportation options.

YOUR VOICE: RUSS THOMAS
Needed: A 'stun' setting on lethal force
This column is about the war in Iraq, Star Trek and the untimely death of Nathaniel Jones. If you don't think they're related, allow me a few minutes of your time.

Letters to the editor
Letters to the editor on topics of the day.

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.

SPECIAL FEATURES
Music Hall Moments
We asked for your favorite memory of Music Hall to help us celebrate its 125th anniversary. Here are several installments of your letters:
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How to contact your congressman
E-mail and Web page links, phone numbers and addresses for Tristate representatives.