SUNDAY FORUM
Cincinnati should go smoke-free
Cincinnati has just begun to consider widening its smoking restrictions, and elected officials are already nervous. They have yet to make up their minds which is worse - falling behind Columbus, Lexington, New York and other cities that have gone smoke-free, or risking a competitive disadvantage with tobacco state Kentucky across the river.
Open debate on ban
New club makes case for smoke-free zone
Smoking ban could hurt business
Letters: Ban indoor smoking?

Also in Forum
More letters: A casino for Cincinnati?
Hot Corner: Nipping at the heels of the newsmakers

EDITORIALS FOR SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2004
Find real fixes for school funding crisis
One doesn't have to look far to see that school funding is a burgeoning concern in Ohio. A record 103 issues are on the August ballot, traditionally the toughest time of year to pass school levies. And many districts are making significant cuts in addition to asking for new millage.

Local taxes do not fund charter schools
GUEST COLUMN: In the July 8 story "Ohio gets $16.5M to create charters," district Treasurer Michael Geoghegan misidentifies the funding sources for Cincinnati charter schools. He claims that the district's disbursal of money included "$20.7 million from ... local property tax revenues."

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

YOUR VOICE: JEWELL E. FRISCH
History shows we must fight for freedom
Because a large segment of our young citizens have not had the advantage of being taught accurate U.S. history, our country is in great danger of having their utopian "dreams of universal peace" turn into nightmares for all of us.

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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