Wednesday, May 19, 2004

News briefs

Magazine grades Cincinnati a 'C'

Cincinnati gets a "C" for its level of toxicity, according to the June issue of Men's Health. The magazine graded 101 major U.S. cities based on the Environmental Protection Agency's tally of facilities creating hazardous waste; amount of waste being released; and a city's number of Superfund sites, places so dirty they qualify for federal cleanup funds. Just four cities earned an A+: Yonkers, N.Y.; Henderson, Nev.; and Irving and Plano, Texas.

Peace prayer vigil today at UC

People of all faiths are invited to attend a "Prayers for Peace" vigil, sponsored by the Hillel Jewish Student Center, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the University of Cincinnati's McMicken Commons, 2624 Clifton Ave. Hillel students will staff an 8-foot replica of the Western Wall in Jerusalem. People may write their own prayers for peace to inset into the wall. Hillel students will travel to Israel this summer and carry these prayers to be placed on the Western Wall. Prayers may also e-mailed to

Students view live heart surgery

About 200 Greater Cincinnati high school students gathered Tuesday at an auditorium at Christ Hospital to watch an open heart surgery broadcast live from the operating room as part of a virtual job shadow program. The program allowed students interested in health careers to observe and communicate with the doctors, nurses and others during the operation. The program was sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Health Council, the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati and Stryker Communications.


Drake Road will be closed between Miller road and Old Ohio 122 in Turtlecreek Township in Warren County from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Friday. Beginning Monday, Drake Road will be closed just north of the new Lebanon High School and between Miller Road and the high school for three months.

Summer air traffic to soar
Arts center hires veteran director
More police hitting streets
Tall Stacks owed big payment

It'll be Davis vs. Clooney
Bunning, Mongiardo easily win U.S. Senate primaries
Three Covington City Council incumbents move forward
Twelve to vie for six Independence City Council seats
Roeding fights off challenge in 11th Senate District
Nurse wins 1st race for office
Keene wins in 67th District Democratic upset

Bingo bill disagreements unlikely to be settled before summer recess
Former mayor a tireless civic gem
Study: 'Jury still out' on reforms
Broadnax denied erasure of record
Housing to join stores
Lakota wants resident input before acting on ballot issue
News briefs
Two mental health agencies consolidating operations
Neighborhood briefs
Panhandler law may end if not renewed today
City may streamline pit bull procedures
Church dismisses gay marriage ruling's appeal
Public safety briefs
Report suggests breaking promise on Fernald waste
Women told to ponder finances
Agency outreach questioned
Growing pains unabated

Little red wagon gets her to class
Crowley: Tough fight anticipated

Christine Davis, 96, pioneer soldier
Jane Gillespie, 68, corporate attorney, sailor

Firetrucks rush to wrong state
Gasoline may have caused sensor failures
25 hit the big one: $12.6M Lotto ticket
Ky. news briefs