LOCAL NEWS FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2004

grass
Plastic wins turf wars
at many schools

Greater Cincinnati high schools increasingly are uprooting their natural-grass athletic fields - faster than any other region in Ohio - to install a new, second-generation artificial turf.

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Volunteers give AIDS threat warning
Gay-lifestyle laws could backfire
Lunken under scrutiny
Customers become family
New racing chairman finding legs
Effort to name highway for Ky. hero
Black women told to help themselves


N E I G H B O R S
Plaque found after 5 years
A large bronze plaque disappeared five years ago during road construction. Now Stan Grueninger, Glendale resident and a local history buff, has tracked it down.
  Additional Neighbors Headlines:
Customer corrects billing mistake
Neighbors briefs



E D U C A T I O N
Teachers bemoan school budget
Tutoring takes one of the biggest hits in the education budget proposed this month.
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  Additional Education Headlines:
Newport High forms booster club
Dance gives mothers time with sons


G O O D   T H I N G S   H A P P E N I N G
Group can't play,
sings for Ashcroft

A local jazz band assigned to play for U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft was able to sing its way into the U.S. Justice Department after being rebuffed for security reasons.
Faith matters



COLUMNS

Peter Bronson: Ohio wading into debate on biology

DAILY TOPICS

Sunday: Cincinnati 101 - 79-year-old crash survivor cheats death a second time

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

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

Friday: Health Watch - Ohio State partners with Middletown for heart care

Saturday: Faith Matters - Two lectures will examine Christian-Jewish relations


ADDITIONAL LOCAL NEWS

Doctor's family applauds choice to help out in Africa
Campus gives parent advice
Conner asks to withdraw plea
Jellybeans lead to lawsuit
Inspector criticizes board
Public affairs soldiers learn combat skills
Inmate just moseys away from job at prison dairy barn


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LIVES REMEMBERED

Sister Ann Loretto Connell, longtime teacher
Arthur Milner wrote laws, taught school
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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.