LOCAL NEWS FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2004

Iraq section
S P E C I A L   R E P O R T
Changed by Iraqi war

As the nation reflects this week on the start of war one year ago, a Cincinnati Enquirer survey finds that many local reservists paid a price for their service.
Soldier's family stoically bore burdens

  Additional Local Headlines:
He was too good to be true
Alert gambler ended the hunt
Critics: Mentally ill shouldn't have gun


Health
N E I G H B O R S
Women's heart risk higher
Speaking of Women's Health is telling women that heart disease is their biggest threat.
  Additional Neighbors Headlines:
Road work affects 10 spots
Oxford argues who can write tickets
Pool hours, parks funds cut by Mount Healthy
Sewers inadequate for proposed houses
Neighbors briefs


E D U C A T I O N
Teen center opens today
Since the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati opened the organization's first teen center last November, employees have had to shoo youths away at closing.
  Additional Education Headlines:
'Forum' and 'Birdie' among musical choices
Franklin wants community groups to save activities
Frailey looks at costs and returns


G O O D   T H I N G S   H A P P E N I N G
Elder triumphs at chess
March madness is not all about basketball and its buzzer beaters, pressure free throws or earning a top seed.



COLUMNS

Peter Bronson: Whose idea was it to hire these people?

DAILY TOPICS

Thursday: Around Northern Kentucky - Redrawn district gives Democrat the advantage

Friday: Health Watch - Be a good neighbor - and start feeling better

Saturday: Faith Matters - Congregations celebrating first services in new homes

Sunday: Cincinnati 101 - Ruby Wright will live on in the echoes of her music

Monday: Education Q&A - Music teachers campaign to restore singing in school

Tuesday: Inside Ohio's Capital - Kucinich loses Ohio big, and he's no Howard Dean

Wednesday: Around the suburbs - When he's not suing them, Chesley is suing for them


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KENTUCKY NEWS

First Baptist ousts its dissidents
Church in pain seeks healing
CovCath gets loud sendoff
House balks at Fletcher plan
TV ex-anchor testifies in soldier's case
Chase leaves wreck trail

LIVES REMEMBERED

Francis Williams served the poor

SPECIAL SECTIONS

Great Neighborhoods
Montgomery and Sycamore Township: We showcase the people, schools, businesses and cultures that make these communities special.
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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.