LOCAL NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2004

levies
8 school levies fail
A 25-year tradition of winning at the ballot box ended Tuesday when Sycamore Community Schools lost a levy that would have raised $12 million a year.
Monroe increase fails
Mt. Healthy OKs levy
'No!' Norwood majority roars about 14-mill levy
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Additional Local headlines
Festival seating likely to return
Mayor Luken may be angling for run at statewide office


NURFC
Freedom Center taps emotions
Tuesday's public opening packed an emotional wallop for some visitors.
Last exhibit intended to get people talking
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  Neighbors Headlines:
Residents praise new park's trail
Florence advised: Un-Mall
Think twice about eating fish caught in Ohio streams
Neighbors briefs


E D U C A T I O N
Silver Grove first
There was electricity in the air Tuesday as students returned to Silver Grove School. But there was no electricity in the school.
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  Additional Education Headlines:
18 N.Ky. schools fall short
Lakota puts levy on ballot this fall
Spending up at Cincinnati schools


G O O D   T H I N G S   H A P P E N I N G
Grad gets $1K scholarship
No demerits, no detentions in four years, an award for American Short Story and Film, a citizenship award, the honor roll and more than 100 hours of volunteer work all added up to Catie Geraci, a graduate of Mount Notre Dame High School, being awarded the Presidential Freedom Scholarship.


COLUMNS

Peter Bronson: Beauty lives beyond shore of 'real life'
Howard Wilkinson: Luken an unpredictable act, as always

TRISTATE TOPICS

Around Northern Kentucky - Deja vu once again as Clooney shuns his fellow Democrats

Faith Matters - Doors close, St. Mark's will endure

Kentucky Politics - Rechtin credits victor's strategy


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Ex-felons' voting rights misstated
Lead-laden parcel won't delay planned Warren County subdivision
Wording leaves details to courts
Columbus Zoo euthanizes gorilla with cancer
Panel to debate opening park gate
Lawsuit: Bad grades killed jobs
Too fast, two crashes, two die
Young workers lack coverage
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KENTUCKY NEWS

Bush bypasses Bunning on post
Woman, 72, claims sex abuse in 1930s
NRA gives endorsement to Geoff Davis
Bunning addresses business group
Louisville GOP leader faces criticism on poll watchers
Human Rights Commission has acting director
Bunning pressed on stem cells

LIVES REMEMBERED

Rev. James A. Sutton, 82, was foster parent to 148
Janet M. Trigg taught nursing care for cancer

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Priests and Sexual Misconduct
Eight priests in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and two priests who formerly served in the Diocese of Covington have been suspended and/or accused of misconduct in a scandal that has swept across the country.

New bridge: A $750M puzzle
In a special multimedia report, The Enquirer tells why the Brent Spence Bridge is one of the most dangerous bridges in the nation, and how replacing it will be fraught with enormous problems and costs.

Erpenbeck Investigation
The Erpenbeck Co., once one of Greater Cincinnati's biggest home builders, became the subject of giant legal tangle involving banks, title insurance companies, suppliers and home buyers.