Sunday, February 22, 2004

News briefs



Freedom center seeks support

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is seeking written "Declarations of Interdependence." Volunteers will be at Greater Cincinnati and Dayton Kroger stores through Saturday encouraging shoppers to sign cards declaring support for its mission.

Supporters are also encouraged to place a candle in their window the night before the Freedom center opens in August, 2004.

Kentucky cave longtime favorite

MAMMOTH CAVE - Mammoth Cave, the longest cave in the world with more than 360 miles of connected tunnels, is the nation's second-oldest tourist attraction.

First is Niagara Falls.

Cave tours have been offered since 1816. Mummies have been found in the cave, and you can still see petroglyphs (cave drawings) that are thousands of years old.

Lottery money goes to mortgage

INDIANAPOLIS - An Evansville man who won $1,026,000 on a special edition of the Hoosier Millionaire television show plans to use winnings to pay off his home mortgage.

Jim Stepro's winnings in the show broadcast Saturday night brought his total winnings to $1,064,000.

Activist Boykin lectures at UC

CORRYVILLEAuthor and activist Keith Boykin will lecture at 7 p.m. Monday. The free public lecture, "Your Blues Ain't Like Mine: Reconciling Homophobia and Racism," will be at University of Cincinnati's Zimmer Auditorium in Zimmer Hall. Boykin, author of One More River to Cross: Black and Gay in America, formerly was a special assistant to the president during the Clinton administration.

Information: (513) 556-4329.

TRAFFIC WATCH

• Watch for delays and lane closures as the widening of U.S. 22/Montgomery Road, between Kenwood and Galbraith roads, continues.

• Watch for lane restrictions and flag persons on 10th Street between Vine and Monroe streets as bridge replacement and utility relocation continues.




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