Saturday, May 15, 2004

News briefs

Coretta Scott King to speak at UC

Coretta Scott King, widow of Martin Luther King Jr., will speak to graduates at University of Cincinnati's commencement, 1:30 p.m. June 11 in the Fifth Third Arena at Shoemaker Center. Only graduating students may order tickets. Students may order up to eight tickets, school officials said. Any left over will be available to the public. Doors open at noon, and because of campus construction, guests are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before the program begins.

Cameras and videos will be permitted, but they must be removed from their bags. Small purses and diaper bags are permitted, but will be checked by police or security personnel.

Gateway tuition to increase 16.5%

Students will pay more to attend Gateway Community and Technical College with a rise in tuition nearly matching the highest-percentage increase in the region. The board of regents for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System voted in a 16.5 percent tuition increase Friday for the 2004-05 school year. The tuition increases will affect community and technical colleges statewide, and nearly matches Northern Kentucky University's 16.7 increase - the highest in the region. In-state tuition will increase from $79 to $92 per credit hour. Out-of-state students from contiguous counties will pay $110 per credit hour, and all other out-of-state students will pay $276 per credit hour. Gateway's board of directors' next meeting is set for 6:15 p.m. Monday.

Princeton choir Philadelphia-bound

Princeton High School's A Cappella Choir has been invited to perform with the National Philharmonic Orchestra at Constitution Hall in Philadelphia on Sept. 11. The concert will premiere "Prelude to Glory," a tribute to American heroes present and past, with Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) as narrator.

Princeton is the only choir representing Ohio and is one of only five selected from across the country.

The choir needs to raise $11,000 to make the trip. To donate, call 552-8283.


Until the end of May, watch for work crews painting lines on northbound and southbound Interstate 75 between Sharon Road and I-74, and on northbound and southbound I-71 between Kenwood Road and Kennedy Avenue.

Attendance builds despite wet start
Take our trash, towns say, but don't disturb our sleep
Downtown safe despite killing, police say
EPA calls Fernald plan illegal
Items left behind by ancients found

Jammin' rocks Central Parkway
Pops, singing cop arouse emotions
'Orphans' depicts a life on the fringe
'Hansel' overcomes hip conceit

Degree from Art Academy opens door to European study, travel
Park swimsuits: Keep it clean, and no metal
Walnut Hills troupe puts on a believable 'Picnic'
GOP compares Kerry to cicadas
Clifton plans move forward
Health coverage juggled in game
Woman tests heart device
City asked to regulate rent-to-own
Five charged in fatal shooting
News briefs
Neighborhood briefs
Ex-public defender avoids arrest
Cleveland suburb ends practice of allowing use of substitute jurors
Ohio Democrats pick Springer as delegate
Ohio court blasted for soliciting flight
Public Safety briefs
Tire pile going down slowly

Jesus scholar speaking at Knox Church
Good Things Happening

G. Edmondson lived 15 years with new heart
Robert McKenna of F&M Group proud Elder grad

Builder submits revised plan
Latonia's classic car show shut down
Covington race narrows soon
State projecting surplus this year
State approves treatment plant