Sunday, June 13, 2004

Local news briefs

Retiring super to try for new job

Staff/Wire reports

Donald Darby, retiring superintendent of Princeton City School District, is one of eight finalists for the superintendent's job with the Springfield City School District.

The finalists will be interviewed by the Springfield school board Monday and Tuesday. The board hopes to hire a new superintendent by July 15. There were 29 applicants to replace Superintendent Scott Spears, who retires July 31. Darby finishes a 35-year career with Princeton on the same day. Springfield, which is in academic emergency on the state's Local Report Card, has an enrollment of 9,100 students. Princeton, with about 6,000 students, is in "continuous improvement."

Mammography van receives $100,000

A breast cancer walk-a-thon in Chicago has provided $100,000 to support testing provided by a local mammography van. The gift was the second to be received by Jewish Hospital's mobile mammography service from the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, held this year in Chicago. In 2003, an Avon walk in Cincinnati raised $450,000 to help purchase a new van for the Jewish Hospital program, which was launched in 1987. This year's gift provides funds to help needy people get tests from the van.

Former editor to be speaker

Jim Clingman, former editor of the Cincinnati Herald and founder of the Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce, is the guest speaker for the first session of A Small Group's Civic Engagement Series, 4:30-7:30 p.m. June 28 at the New Thought Unity Center, 1401 E. McMillan, Walnut Hills. The volunteer group is working to increase the quality of civic engagement in Cincinnati. The other two sessions are 4:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and Oct. 25. Reservations must be made by June 18. Information: e-mail or call Joann Jones, (513) 520-2407.


Work crews will move the canopy from the northbound section of the Interstate 471 bridge to the southbound structure beginning at 11 p.m. tonight. Roadblocks in each direction will occur as the canopy is moved.

Bronson: Not too long, not too good, not worth 50K
Neighborhood kids take camp into own hands
Radel: Prayer book is a 'conversation with us'

UC puts Huggins on leave with pay
Tape implies prior Huggins stop
Judge's discretion has guidelines
Bearcats lose their identity
Stress, crises took toll on coach
UC not worried about NCAA
Bearcats of seasons past standing by their mentor
Goin statement

Report advises police to record interrogations
Murder case has lingered since 1974
Super-salesman's product is the president
Warm personal relationship stoked fund-raising fires
Museum's first job: Explain what it is
Freedom center: What is it?
Health Foundation gives $1.5M to area agencies
Ohio short on money to process felons' DNA
Ohio Historical Society to cut 52 jobs
Utility won't take pay for flying Justice Rehnquist
Man sought in slaying of woman in Price Hill
Local news briefs

Autism's isolation broken
St. E exits Healthcare Partners
Festival shows homeless resources are available
Louisville art museum turns into global family album
Dumpsite may need specialized cleanup
Heart research center gets millions in funding
Vet admits heist at Keokuk bank; reasons unclear

Air show goes on despite weather
Teen volunteers help agency with maintenance, cleaning
Norwood officials rally support for levy

Ellen Mae Steele showed strength in cancer battle
Paul W. Huster Jr., lab chemist at Avon