LOCAL NEWS FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2004

Gov. Taft
Gov. Taft stresses jobs
Ohio must create more jobs, overhaul its tax system and make it tougher for people to sue businesses, Ohio Gov. Bob Taft said Wednesday in his State of the State address.
Businesses liked tone, but wonder how it can be done
Taft's topics
  Additional Local Headlines:
Twitty's conviction erased from the record
UC transplant doc receives new liver
Oxford's WOXY Net-only after sale
School delays, closings


N E I G H B O R S
Fest plans to reclaim 'Cinco'
Dismayed by the use of Cinco de Mayo as an excuse for drunken melees, two Hispanic businessmen this week unveiled plans for a Latino festival May 1-2 at Coney Island.
  Additional Neighbors Headlines:
Columbia Twp. administrator renewed
Eastern corridor transit plans open for discussion
Felicity library observes 10th year
Junk cars, blaring stereos to be cited by Fairfield cops
Last funds hurdle cleared
Burlington seeks sidewalk help
Church's bank accounts investigated
Neighbors briefs


E D U C A T I O N
Summit students
back at school

The principal Summit Country Day School contractor said workers knew the site required special shoring.
Pupils feel right at home
summit teacher
  Additional Education Headlines:
Expulsions will be fewer
NKU thrilled with budget
Faith better than being cool, Bengals' Kitna tells students
District head is award winner
Hall pass or not, this baby's coming


G O O D   T H I N G S   H A P P E N I N G
Mount Healthy cheerleaders win at nationals
The coed cheerleading squad at Mount Healthy High School started the new year in the victory column.



COLUMNS

Peter Bronson: Adult battles could ruin kids' games

DAILY TOPICS

Thursday: Around Northern Kentucky - Ruby saves his first team for late-night meal

Friday: Health Watch - Even with 3, county short trauma units

Saturday: Faith Matters - Service at funeral home invites all who are grieving

Sunday: Cincinnati 101 - High school band leaders gave a generation self-respect

Monday: Education Q&A - Quick learning, early reading some signs child may be gifted

Tuesday: Inside Ohio's Capital - Retired justice a candidate to lead 37,000 union workers

Wednesday: Around the suburbs - The latest Mike Fox news: Will Butler GOP endorse?


ADDITIONAL LOCAL NEWS

One hurt in plant fire in Madison Township
Dute to be retried on charges of pandering
Motive will determine sentencing in slaying
Lakota lists cutbacks if levy fails
Middletown schools to trim
Warren deputy released on bond in drug case
Judge: Allen must testify
Norwood rejects contract negotiated for firefighters
Business adviser to Haitians uses what he learned
Lynch opposes police hiring
Money reallocated to veterans service
Volunteers may oversee W. Chester money issues
Yard sign restriction challenged in court
Oxford's WOXY Net-only after sale
Public safety briefs


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SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT

Dean workers active in Ohio
With 100 days before a crucial multi-state primary that could decide the Democrats' presidential nominee, the campaign of national front-runner Howard Dean has the most visible presence in voter-rich Ohio.


Officials: Mayor pushed project
The mayor's office put pressure on community development officials to pay $184,172 to the developer of the now-failed Empire Theater project.

SPECIAL SECTIONS

Great Neighborhoods
Montgomery and Sycamore Township: We showcase the people, schools, businesses and cultures that make these communities special.
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Anderson Twp.Blue AshColerain Twp.Dearborn Co.FairfieldFlorence
HamiltonLebanonLoveland & Symmes TownshipMason & Deerfield Twp.
Milford & Miami Twp.NewportNorwoodWest ChesterWest Side


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.