Wednesday, January 28, 2004

News briefs

Board seeks nominations

HAMILTON - Do you know someone who goes out of his or her way to make people with developmental disabilities feel accepted? The Butler County Board of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities seeks nominations for people, organizations and businesses to honor at its 10th annual community recognition dinner March 14. Nomination forms are available at the agency's Web site,, or at MRDD facilities. Submit them by Feb. 13 to Cathy Howell at the Butler County MRDD office, 155 Donald Drive, Fairfield 45014.

Women sought for cancer study

A nationwide breast cancer prevention study still needs 2,000 volunteers. The five-year "STAR" clinical trial will compare the drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene to determine which works best at preventing breast cancer in post-menopausal women. Since the study started in 1999, more than 17,000 women have enrolled through 500 medical centers. But organizers want to include 19,000 women. For enrollment information, contact the Barrett Cancer Center at (513) 584-0618 or call the National Cancer Institute at (800) 4-CANCER.

Summit students to return today

HYDE PARK - Snow and icy roads Tuesday delayed 317 high school students from returning to Summit Country Day School, where classes have been canceled since part of a campus building collapsed Jan. 18. High schoolers now are expected to return to Summit today for a field trip. Thursday they may attend classes at Summit temporarily or head to Xavier University, where they'll spend the remainder of the school year. Students in grades 1-8 are expected to return today after Summit's structural engineers and city officials re-inspect campus. Preschool and kindergarten students also resume classes today at Crossroads Community Church in Oakley.


The Wyoming Avenue bridge, between Cooper Avenue and Lock Street in Lockland, will be closed for rehabilitation at 9 a.m. on Feb. 9 through June. Detours will be posted.

Jobs, economy focus of Taft address
Pettus-Brown done in by savvy date, Google
Covington Diocese paying $8.3M
Ice, snow halt some buses

West End residents ask for crime relief
Residents decry 'big box'
Aiken Leadership Team wins award
Inclusion Network to honor groups
Hamilton man pleads guilty
Wal-Mart debate postponed until March
Jury votes life sentence in brutal beating murder
News briefs
Deputy arrested on drug charges
Neighbors briefs
Mini sewage plant promoted
Public safety briefs
Railroad, Reading battle
Residents invited to forum on Reading schools levy
Xavier outlines Evanston strategy

The latest Mike Fox news: Will Butler GOP endorse?
Korte: Luken finds Dennis Miller a stand-up guy
Good Things Happening

Gary W. Whitis, 49, teacher, led band

$42M budgeted for arena at NKU
Ballots set for 2004 races
Northern Kentucky candidates
Public views mall redo plan
Schools open despite weather