Sunday, February 29, 2004

News briefs



Roxanne Qualls endorses Kerry

NORTHSIDE - Former Cincinnati Mayor Roxanne Qualls endorsed Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry for the Democratic presidential nomination Saturday at a rally at the Building Trades Hall, 1550 Chase Ave. It was Qualls' first political public appearance in Cincinnati since her third term as mayor ended in 1999.

"I spoke at the rally so I could give my endorsement for Kerry," she said. "He is the person running for the Democratic nomination who has experience. I find him very reasonable and very thoughtful about issues in which I care and I think he can beat Bush."

Qualls said she made this rare political appearance in the city because, "the presidential election is very important," and she wanted to make her endorsement public. Former Gov. Jack Gilligan also addressed the crowd of 50 .

Cat club's show is under way

The Cincinnati Cat Club is one of the oldest in the nation, and its 49th annual show of exotic and purebred cats is under way. The show continues today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Albert B. Sabin Cincinnati Convention Center at Fifth and Elm Streets. Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for seniors; $3 for children.

CORRECTION

Astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom was the second American in space, on a sub-orbital flight in 1961, and flew a Gemini flight in 1965. He was not the second man to orbit the Earth. A story in Saturday's Local News section was incorrect.




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