Monday, February 2, 2004

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Local notes

The Cincinnati Enquirer is seeking lay Catholics for a reader panel discussion on the Catholic Church's parishes and schools. We're looking for a group that is diverse in age, race, geography, ethnicity and gender.

If you would like to participate, please send an e-mail to rgoodman@enquirer.com or write to Rebecca Goodman, The Cincinnati Enquirer, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati OH 45202. Include name, neighborhood, day and night phone numbers, occupation and e-mail address. Also, parish or school, as well as your age, race, ethnicity and gender.

chart REGION

Eighth-graders are on the job

About 1,600 eighth-graders from more than 15 schools in the area will participate today in Job Shadow Day. Representatives from 80 regional companies will meet students at Cinergy and the Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

HAMILTON CO.: Real estate taxes due at midnight

Midnight today in the deadline for Hamilton County property owners to pay their first-half 2003 real estate taxes. After that, there's a penalty. To pay:

•  Treasurer's office hours have been extended to 5:30 p.m. today.

•  Use a credit card at www.hamilton-co.org/treasurer/.

•  A deposit box is in the lobby of the County Administration Building, 138 Court St., until midnight.

Congis Corp. extends contract

WINTON PLACE - Negotiators for Congis Corp. and its hourly employees have reached a tentative agreement for a one-year contract extension. Mike Eggie, president of United Steel Workers of America Local 14340, said on Sunday that negotiators agreed to the extension.

TRAFFIC WATCH

Lane closures possible during off-peak hours on southbound Interstate 75 between Sharon Road and Tylersville.




ENQUIRER COLUMNS
Foe finds flaw in Bunning's recognition
Educators, parents suggest methods to help kids learn
Harriet Tubman play presented

TOP LOCAL HEADLINES
Luken makes call for tolerance
Vine Street upgrading to take time, mayor says
This vote counts
Hughes grad accepts $1.5B Kroc donation
Fire damages part of Wildwood Inn
Six businesses in Ky. warehouse are ashes
Pipes freeze, leaks flow
Airport seeks $13M for system
Ky. catching up on dental health of students
Florence found its new city manager in nearby Newport
Black History Month events around region
Study indicates townships inefficient
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Ind. has sendoff for Bosnia-bound troops

EDUCATION HEADLINES
'Art Works' for this school
Meetings to detail Madeira bond issue

NEIGHBORS HEADLINES
Bond Hill housing backed
Clermont voters to choose court clerk
Park lover preserves history of city's spaces
Deerfield commissions development study
Middletown woman found dead after fire

LIVES REMEMBERED
Linus Sehlhorst's flowers brightened many an occasion
Nursing home owner Al Byars gave generously to church