LOCAL NEWS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2004

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Buyer interested in LeSourdsville Lake
A Nebraska amusement park owner has asked about buying LeSourdsville Lake, the 82-year-old Butler County park that has been closed for three of the past four summers.

  Additional Local Headlines:
City backs Bond Hill housing
Mother charged in baby's fire death
House: Cover mental illness


N E I G H B O R S
Builder balks at fee plan
One of the largest landowners and developers in Milford was also one of the last businesses to know about a proposed storm-water utility fee that could cost it thousands.
  Additional Neighbors Headlines:
Teen dances her way to Honolulu
Meth labs, users present rising danger, police taught
Mason focuses on positives
Carlisle ready for 1990 Reds
Township considering own maintenance code
Neighbors briefs


Reach for the Stars
E D U C A T I O N
Toxic soil
removal begins

Workers have begun removing lead-contaminated soil near Kings Junior and Senior High School.
  Additional Education Headlines:
High school awash in electioneers
Flying-disc football the game of choice at Villa Madonna
Nativity priest going to new parish
Black History Month events around region
In the schools


G O O D   T H I N G S   H A P P E N I N G
Marathon team counts its steps to help disabled
Team Stepping Stones will walk, run and even crawl to try to finish the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon to raise money for the Stepping Stone Center.



COLUMNS

Peter Bronson: Be Sinatra! or like Gus; wear a hat

DAILY TOPICS

Thursday: Around Northern Kentucky - Councilman's books unlock computerese

Friday: Health Watch - Local pediatrician spends 7 months in Bangladesh

Saturday: Faith Matters - Finance, relationship help being offered at churches

Sunday: Cincinnati 101 - USS Indianapolis will always haunt their dreams

Monday: Education Q&A - Educators, parents suggest methods to help kids learn

Tuesday: Inside Ohio's Capital - Tempers flare, charges fly in battle over tax rollback

Wednesday: Around the suburbs - Political ads talk; friends, photos may say too much


ADDITIONAL LOCAL NEWS

Secret is out: Local cops guard Butler Co. sites
Some in diocese suit will settle with church
Mom confined to home for yelling at bus driver
Ky. political notebook: Chamber to track bills
Covington water park's leaking
Mount Adams crime targeted
Crime sweep racks over 100 arrests
Tax-increase resisters branch to northern burbs
Non-union city workers get pay hike
Fire, police seek common radio channels
Public safety briefs
Anti-smoking plan aimed at maternity
From the state capitals
In the Tristate
News briefs


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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.