EDITORIALS FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2004
Freedom Center stands apart
When Cincinnati's National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opens this summer, it will focus attention on one of the most tragic and triumphant periods in American history: the brutality of slavery and the subsequent path to freedom across the Ohio River and through the northern states before and during the Civil War.

Hey, Martha: Greed is a bad thing
The downfall of better-living guru Martha Stewart is neither cause for gloating nor outrage. She is the latest, but unlikely to be the last, corporate executive to face prison time for letting greed wreck a spectacular career.
Borgman cartoon

OTHER OPINIONS
YOUR VOICE: GANESH BALASUBRAMIAN
Free trade more complex than just jobs
"Outsourcing" or "offshoring," a term used to describe transfer of jobs from the United States to cheaper labor markets, is a hot-button topic this year.

Letters to the editor
Letters to the editor on topics of the day.
SUNDAY'S FORUM COVER
Don't let dogma censor teaching
On Tuesday, the Ohio Board of Education will vote on final adoption of a model science curriculum that includes a lesson plan on the "critical analysis of evolution." The lesson plan is intended to implement Benchmark H of Ohio's science standards, which requires students to know "how scientists continue to investigate and critically analyze aspects of evolutionary theory."

Board violates its own standard
Perhaps the time has come for Gov. Bob Taft to fight to maintain science standards in his state, because it doesn't appear as if the Ohio Board of Education will.
Letters on Ohio science standards

Hot Corner: Nipping at the heels of the newsmakers
Last week McDonald's Corp., the world's largest fast-food chain, said it would stop selling "super-size" fries and drinks. Critics blame McDonald's and other chains for much of America's obesity, but let's get real - Mickey D execs aren't shoving those extra fries down our throats.

Let's Talk
We received a number of letters this week on President Bush's new campaign commercial.

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
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