EDITORIALS FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2004
Target Fire Department reforms
Cincinnati officials can no longer put off upgrading the Fire Department to better respond to ambulance and fire calls, even as the city faces a potential deficit of $71 million by 2008.

Pichler legacy goes beyond Kroger
The Pichler era at Kroger ends today with chairman Joseph Pichler retiring at the annual shareholder meeting. It's our community's good fortune that he remains fully engaged here as a civic leader.

What you say: Bill Clinton's 'Life'
Former President Bill Clinton's new 957-page memoir, My Life (Knopf, $35) went on sale Tuesday nationwide. It has revived talk of his accomplishments and pitfalls during his two-term presidency from 1994-2002.

OTHER OPINIONS
Letters: Real housing issue is where residents go
Letters to the editor on topics of the day.

YOUR VOICE: RICHARD HARSHAM
For whom the ambulance siren blares
Ask not for whom the ambulance siren wails as it approaches and then recedes. It announces an emergency run to an area hospital - a life-saving dash in a city that the Enquirer's alarming reports have revealed has too few ambulances for too many people in need.

EDITORIALS FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2004
The matchless worth of a father
The war in Iraq has engulfed daily existence, magnifying human actions and emotions and painting life in a series of dramatic images. We have seen sacrifices that inspire us, courage that humbles us, and heroes that seem larger than life.


Resolve Ky. budget questions now
Any attempt to evaluate the record of Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher, as on today's Forum cover, must take into account the elephant in the living room: the state budget. Or rather, the lack of a state budget.

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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