EDITORIALS FOR MONDAY, JULY 19, 2004
Tobacco plan good news for Ky.
The U.S. Senate's 78-15 vote Thursday to approve a tobacco buyout brings the federal government one step closer to providing desperately needed relief for Kentucky's tobacco farm families, and also helped set the stage for a new farm-based economy envisioned by Gov. Ernie Fletcher.

Cemetery volunteers help out government
While the city and the county argue over who has responsibility for maintaining the overgrown Wesleyan Cemetery in Northside, volunteers have come to the rescue. Last week, folks came together and did what government has been hesitant to do - cut some grass.

OTHER OPINIONS
Your new 'it' dog might await at shelter
Letters to the editor on topics of the day.

YOUR VOICE: VIRGIL JONES
War in Iraq violated law's conditions
The president was permitted to launch the Iraq war without further advance notice to Congress under Public Law 107-243, with two very important conditions.

Making life better: Kid-friendly art
It's not always easy to get children riled up about going to a museum. To their inquisitive, younger minds, it's just a big building that holds a lot of old - and sometimes dead - stuff.

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

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.

SOUND OFF
How to contact your congressman
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