Sunday, August 1, 2004

Neighbors News Briefs

Rhino baby already tops her brother

AVONDALE - Endangered Sumatran rhino Emi's one-day old baby continues to do well, Cincinnati Zoo officials said Saturday.

So well, in fact, that she weighed in at about 75 pounds Saturday, said Terri Roth, Cincinnati Zoo's vice president of animal sciences.

That's about 21/2 pounds more than the as-yet-unnamed baby's brother, Andalas, weighed as a newborn two years ago.

The zoo plans to have information on its Web site,, by Wednesday on how people can help name the new female calf.

Auction raises $50K to fight Parkinson's

The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's Disease Research and Wellness proclaimed its first big fund-raiser, this weekend's Sunflower Revolution, a huge success.

The foundation raised more than $50,000 at an auction Friday night. The auction was combined with a dinner at the Westin Hotel downtown, but the amounts raised by the dinner were not known. The fund-raiser also included both 25- and 62-mile bike rides Saturday. A combined 125 bikers rode in the event, said Cindy Starr, spokeswoman for the Neuroscience Institute.

Davis Phinney, 44, started the foundation, with Kathleen Krumme and David Ariosa, managers of Oakley Cycles, after being diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson's disease in 2000.

For information about the foundation, call 731-9111.

Lebanon dedicates Main Street this week

LEBANON - After more than two years, the $11.5 million Main Street reconstruction project is nearing an end.

The city and the Ohio Department of Transportation will dedicate the major roadway at a 6:30 p.m. ceremony Wednesday at Christmas Tree Park on the corner of Main and Broadway.

The street was widened, parking spaces were removed and utilities were improved.

Deerfield Twp. seeks zoning board member

DEERFIELD TWP. - The township is looking for residents who want to serve on the zoning commission.

Alternate John Rickert, who was in a five-year term due to end in 2009, is moving away.

Interested residents, who must be at least 18 years old, can get an application from the township's Web site,, by clicking on "About Us," going to "Departments" and selecting "Zoning and Planning." The deadline for applications is Aug. 17.

Friday's storms hurled floods, tornado, lightning
Lung cancer findings cap arduous hunt
Bush, Kerry hit Ohio trail
President's bus visits eastern counties
Kerry tour aims to woo a worried work force
Careers depend on what you study, not where
GOP lobbyist linked to rogue stockbroker

Fernald hold costing $9,000 a day
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Public safety
Volunteers clean up Wesleyan today
Colerain weighs costs of growth
Fairfield sports on the line
Man accused of kidnapping pleads innocent
Critics say juvenile prisons run like adults'

Politics can be dirty, but this is nasty
Sisters of Charity open new office for peace, justice
Fury ballteam wins division with 20-2 record

Ronald E. Vest, 69, farmer, family man
James N. Massa, 72, was coach, teacher at Elder

Northern Kentucky Week in Review
Northern Kentucky Briefs
Training done, women ready for 60-mile jaunt
These citizens are masters of disaster
District's supply list includes 7 defibrillators
Single-car wreck kills Augusta teen
Boone Co. still searching for library site
Police to decorate new home in Kevlar
Look kids! Traffic circles proposed
Sidewalk plan backers hope for next step