EDITORIALS FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2004
State of the State: Ohio needs jobs
Ohio Gov. Bob Taft's 2004 State of the State address Wednesday can be summed up in three words: jobs, jobs, jobs.

Erpenbeck must pay price for his crime
Builder Bill Erpenbeck's plea for leniency is unlikely to stir merciful feelings in his many victims and shouldn't sway U.S. District Court Judge Susan Dlott.

What you say ... on the N.H. primary

OTHER OPINIONS
YOUR VOICE: GERALD SCHWARTZ
Refocus NASA, nation's priorities
Bad news for NASA might very well be good news for the nation. Compounding last year's Columbia shuttle disaster with the still-unresolved Mars Spirit rover malfunction, the question arises: Do the ends justify the means?

Letters to the editor
Letters to the editor on topics of the day.
SUNDAY'S FORUM COVER
The real State of Ohio
When Ohio Gov. Bob Taft delivers his State of the State message to the Ohio General Assembly on Wednesday, he may say a lot about where the state is in 2004 and where he wants it to go, but it's unlikely there will be much about what Ohio is. Here are a few facts that define the real state of the state. (WEB EXCLUSIVE: Includes free Jim Borgman "E-postcards" you can send to your friends!)
Reactions to President Bush's State of the Union speech

GUEST COLUMNIST: PATTY WALKER
Behind the rise in gas prices
At Cincinnati Gas & Electric and Union Light Heat & Power, we know that increases in the price of natural gas translate into higher home heating and business costs for our customers.

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.

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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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