LOCAL NEWS FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2004

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Rumpke workers fear for their safety
HARLAN TWP - Lois Finch of Milford worried for years about her son Steven, who told her about the near-misses by careless motorists at his job as a trash collector.
  Additional Local Headlines:
Memories razed; 'McMansions' rise
Scientist to help build Saddam case
Many eager to testify to Saddam's evil

Hopkins Family
N E I G H B O R S
More the merrier
Lately, it seems like Julia Hopkins lives next to her washer and dryer. It's easy to see why that's so.
  Additional Neighbor Headlines:
Mayor ends 20-year tenure
Miami bike path traces history
Fairfield-based troops bid families adieu

E D U C A T I O N
Head Start expansion proposal criticized
COLUMBUS - A proposal to expand the government's preschool program for the poor is being criticized for dropping some social services, such as nutrition and medical screenings.
  Additional Education Headlines:
Traveling pig writes home
Lakota student has Hollywood goals
Home from college: Mom and Dad rule
School district sued over abuse

G O O D   T H I N G S   H A P P E N I N G
Local Red Cross gets relief
The Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund received some refueling in late November after helping out during the floods that hit Delhi Township, Fairfax and several east end neighborhoods in May.



DAILY TOPICS

Saturday: Faith Matters - Take a few minutes Monday to promote peace and goodwill

Sunday: Cincinnati 101 - Small-town mayors show Democrats can win here, too

Monday: Education Q&A - College admissions exams to bolster writing sections

Tuesday: Inside Ohio's Capital - Even Taft will bend a little to make a bet

Wednesday: Around the suburbs - Deters fills in for Cunningham; Green Twp. trustee undecided

Thursday: Around Northern Kentucky - Restaurants want helping from levee

Friday: Health Watch - Effect of last year's issues to carry over


ADDITIONAL LOCAL NEWS

Freeze to follow balmy weekend
At 30, library in its prime
E-check set for speedier testing
Twitty counsels: 'Wait and see'
Groom needs good excuse to miss today's bridal show
1 dead, dozen hurt in collision
Police handing out locks for guns
Ex-con questioned in I-270 shootings
Minstrels mingle with sprites at cathedral
First homicide victim of 2004 identified
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LIVES REMEMBERED

James Nolan, 75, dedicated life to peace
David Nordyke, 51, leader of charter school

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Priests and Sexual Misconduct
Eight priests in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and two priests who formerly served in the Diocese of Covington have been suspended and/or accused of misconduct in a scandal that has swept across the country.

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.

Erpenbeck Investigation
The Erpenbeck Co., once one of Greater Cincinnati's biggest home builders, became the subject of giant legal tangle involving banks, title insurance companies, suppliers and home buyers.