Saturday, August 14, 2004

Local news briefs

Portmans to tour screening facility

U.S. Rep. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and his wife, Jane, will tour Mercy Hospital Anderson's Center for Women's Health, a breast cancer screening facility in Anderson Township, Monday afternoon. Portman of Terrace Park will discuss the need to recertify the Mammography Quality Standards Act and the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. Congress enacted the Mammography Quality Standards Act to ensure that all women have access to quality mammography for the early detection of breast cancer.

Freedom Center to get sculpture

A sculpture titled "Freedom" will be presented to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, downtown, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The day has been designated "Northern Kentucky Day." The work, which depicts a woman and child escaping slavery, was sculpted by Louisville artist Wyatt Gragg and is a gift from a group of Northern Kentucky individuals and corporations.

Black MBA group hosts seminar

Two African-American leaders will speak at a two-day seminar hosted by the Cincinnati chapter of the National Association of Black MBA Association (NBMBAA). Barbara L. Thomas, its president and CEO, and George Fraser, an author named one of the most influential blacks in the country by Black Enterprise magazine, will be among the speakers Wednesday. The event, which includes seminars and forums, will be at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Center in Springdale Wednesday and Thursday. Information: or 787-4451.

Share your stories about Charley

As Florida begins to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Charley - the strongest storm to hit the Sunshine State in a decade - the Enquirer is asking readers personally affected by the natural disaster to share their stories with us. Readers may call our Local News department at 513-768-8600.


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Convair 580 crash history
Father-son airline flies for major cargo firms
14-year-old to be tried as an adult in 2 killings
Juvenile prison reforms outlined
Lower temps clearing the pools

Officer discusses loss, new position
Nurse dedicates self to serving rural poor
Freedom owners group sued
Blue Ash neighbors sharing history
Cincinnati sends help to Charley victims
Cincinnati visit proved cooking wasn't an act
Local news briefs
Neighbors briefs
Study: Centennial event generated $68.5 million
Soul food makes for some fine dining
Hamilton Co. GOP must repay tainted gift
Judge voids speed trap's traffic tickets
Public safety briefs
Mount Airy man charged in robbery spree
School funding options proposed
Punch-card ballots raise new worries
Tax to pay for landscaping
With white coats, they don mantle of responsibility

Good Things Happening
Nuns reflect on changes over decades

Ray Bauman ran Cheviot meat store
Carlos VerJuan Edwards, theater artistic director

Dems want more families exempt
Archbishop said he was aware of complaints in '82
N.Ky. politics comes clean
Two groups battle as Ky. Colonels
Ex-state official charged with 47 counts of stealing
Unions sue over council's abolishment
Parents, bring a pencil
UK to expand pharmacy service statewide
Robke resigns from city council
Property taxes to stay the same