Saturday, July 24, 2004

Local news briefs


Ceremony honors wounded in war

Staff/Wire reports

America's first Purple Heart recipient - Revolutionary War hero Sgt. William Brown, who made his home in Cincinnati after the country won its independence - will be honored at a Fountain Square ceremony at noon Aug. 6.

So, too, will all the Cincinnati veterans who have earned the medal that goes to those wounded in battleFrom 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day, Cincinnati's two chapters of the Military Order of the Purple Heart will have tables set up on Fountain Square.

Damon Lynch III to speak in Mass.

The Rev. Damon Lynch III will join actor Danny Glover in presenting the "National People's Platform" today at the Boston Social Forum at the University of Massachusetts. The platform is an alternative to the Democratic and Republican political platforms. Among priorities: living wages and worker rights for all people; racial, gender and economic justice; and public social investment. The platform will be presented before an expected audience of 500 youths as a prelude to the Democratic National Convention. Lynch is former president of the Cincinnati Black United Front.

Christian bikers gather for rally

Landmark Baptist Temple is hosting the Ohio chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association's state rally this weekend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of CMA, a nonprofit, interdenominational Christian ministry organization. More than 600 motorcyclists are expected on the church grounds at 1600 Glendale-Milford Road, Evendale. The public is invited to see the motorcycles 9 a.m.-10 p.m. today, and Sunday afternoon. CMA members attend motorcycling events across the country where they give out water, coffee and Bibles.

CONTACT US

To report news, call our tip line at 768-8651.




ENQUIRER COLUMNS
Doors close, St. Mark's will endure
'Ghettopia' mural helps freshen up Over-the-Rhine

TOP LOCAL HEADLINES
Driver flees cop, 4 die in crash
Xavier's Father Hoff dies
Hoff leaves legacy of inspiration
Bengals' club seat arbitration blocked
Five Civil War heroes finally gain recognition
Sex offenders won't register
5-year-old won't be prosecuted
Annual cicadas emerge - a puny few million
Sharonville fire leaves dozen families homeless
Voinovich: Road funds acceptable
Rep. Chabot mediates HUD-city dispute
Driver's sentence set aside on appeal
Shawnee to visit proposed casino location in Ohio
Bill funds defense projects
Prosecutor: Evidence doesn't point to Deters
Court cuts hair case short
9-11 panel demands quick action
Kerry says intelligence reforms long overdue
Former PTO officer convicted of theft
Wright Bros. items hot
Cabinet theft brings community service
Local news briefs

KENTUCKY HEADLINES
Dems set for the big par-tay
N.Ky. libraries thrive
'Basically, obesity is slowly killing us,' governor observes
Liens place Florence team in jeopardy
DNA tests ordered in slaying
Crackdown on overweight trucks puts coal operators in hot seat

EDUCATION
'At-risk' school permit rejected

NEIGHBORS
Hamilton carves arts niche
City of sculpture
Artist in residence: Dennis C. Baker
By the numbers
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park
Map of sculptures

Arson suspected at officer's home
Dodge ball's back - a softer version
Kids collect for a funeral
Anti-levy signs stolen again in Fairfield

LIVES REMEMBERED
Sylvia Stayton, 70, did 'what was right'