EDITORIALS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2004
Ban hurts retention, recruiting
The defense of marriage act passed Tuesday by the Ohio House is an unneeded law that will alienate good people from our state, make recruiting and retention harder for our businesses and foster a misperception that Ohio is a place of intolerance and discrimination. Governor Taft should not sign this bill.

Don't politicize U.S. intelligence probe
It doesn't take a spy to figure out President Bush's new commission on U.S. intelligence failures will be politicized in a presidential election year.
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YOUR VOICE: DAVID PANNKUK
Drive the limit and enjoy the ride
If you enjoy driving, Columbia Parkway can be a delight. Starting just outside Fairfax, the four to six lanes are smooth and, with changes from Delta to Tusculum in place, well designed and engineered.

What you say ... On marriage bill
The Ohio House of Representatives gave final approval Tuesday to a gay marriage bill called the Defense of Marriage Act. Here's what you're saying on the issue.

Letters to the editor
Letters to the editor on topics of the day.
SUNDAY'S FORUM COVER
Gridiron a practice field for politicians
Next time someone talks about an issue as a political football, check their record. They might have gridiron experience.
Our top choices for athletes turned elected officials

GUEST COLUMNIST: J. KENNETH BLACKWELL
Ohio's seniors deserve more modern, less costly care
It was with great interest and amusement that I recently read chief nursing home lobbyist Peter Van Runkle's commentary defending the current Medicaid system in Ohio.

Letters:
Iraq and WMD
Health savings law missed the mark
In Tennessee schools, tail is wagging the dog

Wings taste test
Yes, that Domino's: Wings delivered by Domino's - a pizza joint, of all places! - were judged best in a blind test conducted a taste team for The Enquirer. And it was the second such triumph for Domino's in seven years. Our recent story prompted many reader responses.
Calm down, folks: It's just about what tasted best
Hot Corner: Nipping at the heels of the newsmakers

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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