EDITORIALS FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2004
Festival seating still too risky
Cincinnati City Council's midsummer dash to repeal its "festival" seating ban should not blur lessons learned from the Who concert crowd crush that killed 11 people on Dec. 3, 1979 outside what is now U.S. Bank Arena.

Think healthfully, eat locally - for cheap
Perhaps nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning, but we don't buy it. Far better is being in Ohio in late summer any old time of day. Here are our reasons: corn, tomatoes, peaches and melons.

Neglectful landlords measure pending
On May 28, an Enquirer editorial called for the city of Cincinnati to crack down landlords who own neglected properties. So far the administration is still working on the two proposals - one from city Councilman David Pepper, and another from Councilman Pat DeWine. Pepper said he is eager to get the proposals addressed, and anticipates action once the August summer break ends.

OTHER OPINIONS
Letters to the editor
Light a candle to support tolerance.

YOUR VOICE: RICH SCHMALTZ
Gay marriage - what's all the fuss?
As a married heterosexual, I'm struggling to understand all the fuss about gay marriage. Why are people so vehemently opposed to the idea that they call for an amendment to the Constitution? I haven't encountered an argument that justifies the furor over the subject.

SUNDAY FORUM
National Underground Freedom Center
The Freedom Center isn't just about exhibits, but about creating a safe place to extend and deepen the local and national dialogue on crucial issues
More than a museum
A grand, bold vision for change
Challenging the barriers to freedom
'Candle in the window' marks a safe house
Other dialogue centers
Special section: Tour the Freedom Center


Hot Corner: Nipping at heels of newsmakers
Oh, Martha, we don't think so.
More letters: Obama shines as Democrats' star
Trail Mix: Notes on political campaigns

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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