EDITORIALS FOR MONDAY, MAY 24, 2004
Gas: We can't have it both ways
As Americans head toward summer travel, filling the gas tank has become an eye-opening - and apparently wallet-draining - experience. The recent rise in gas prices has angered consumers, but begs for perspective: Adjusted for inflation, gas is about 25 percent cheaper than in 1981.


Send drug-clean team to Athens
American sprinter Kelli White's two-year suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs brought a sense of relief to some athletes and dread to others. White agreed to cooperate with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, and expects other athletes will be charged.

OTHER OPINIONS
YOUR VOICE: GARY LEISING
Hail to the Chief diet aid, if not policies
I'm a liberal, and I owe President Bush thanks. Because of him, in the last few weeks, I've lost five pounds.

Letters to the editor
Letters to the editor on topics of the day.

Making life better
450,000 Cincinnati men, women and children already were winners, thanks to Reds majority owner Carl Lindner.
SUNDAY'S FORUM
Grads face uncertainty
Recently The Enquirer asked seniors from area high schools and colleges to share their thoughts as they approach graduation. Nearly 450 local students responded. While this project was an informal conversation rather than a scientific survey, it yielded an intriguing look at the Class of 2004.
Seniors look back, reflect on their start
A different world (PDF)


Hot Corner
Nipping at the heels of the newsmakers.
Nancy Zimpher's entire inaugural address
Let's Talk: War in Iraq
Sound bites
Cicada limericks
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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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