LOCAL NEWS FOR MONDAY, MAY 24, 2004

medicare
Costs pound retirees
Three of every four local adults worry about increasing monthly deductions for health insurance, an Enquirer poll shows. And more than 250,000 area retirees are discovering just how vulnerable they are.
Rules, benefits of drug plan
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Additional Local headlines
Ads say we're losing doctors
Urp! A beer hall of fame?
Portman rises as draw for donors


N E I G H B O R S
Rec centers: Bigger, better
Big rec centers are a local and national trend, but critics say they can become costly.
rec center
  Additional Neighbors Headlines:
St. Xavier's 'Joseph' walking work of art
Residents fighting for septic systems
Cemetery seen as 'sacred trust'


Hallquist
E D U C A T I O N
Baccalaureates no longer a staple
Many public schools no longer have or have never had this religious-themed ceremony.
  Additional Education Headlines:
New Ohio exams could make high school diploma harder to get
Allison School has new principal


G O O D   T H I N G S   H A P P E N I N G
Group to compete
in science bowl

A group of local science and technology students will represent the Midwest Region at the Department of Energy National Science Bowl in June.



COLUMNS

Carl Weiser: Bush coming around again to raise cash

TRISTATE TOPICS

Faith Matters - Hindus ready to celebrate temple work

Around Northern Kentucky - Even the losers win awards for this campaign

Kentucky Politics - Mongiardo's 'fly-around' won't land in N. Kentucky

Education - Cincinnati hit hard by changes in state funding

Around the suburbs - Commissioners cozier than expected in election year

Cincinnati 101 - Jazz trio brings upbeat memories to nursing homes


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Ohio newspapers vie for awards
Elderly program seeks funds
Subpoenas issued in case of Ohio House Speaker
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KENTUCKY NEWS

Paw parks draw area enthusiasts
Accused priests defended
Family defends leash holder
Agro-terror precautions crisscross Kentucky
Arms museum offers history of U.S., Great Britain
Kentucky obituaries

LIVES REMEMBERED

Jan Englert, 57, turned gift-giving into art form
Nancy Korman, 55, beloved Korman's Korner operator

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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.