Thursday, October 14, 2004

N. Ky. news briefs



Park-and-ride lot opens for buses

INDEPENDENCE - TANK has opened its 18th Northern Kentucky park-and-ride lot at Ky. 17 and Hands Pike to serve Independence. The 80-space lot will provide morning and evening rush-hour service Monday through Friday to and from Covington and downtown Cincinnati, said Gina Douthat, TANK spokeswoman. The first bus leaves the lot at 6:20 a.m. and the last bus leaves Cincinnati at 5:10 p.m. for the park and ride.

Community sends packages to Iraq

EDGEWOOD - The City of Edgewood will mail the first shipment of care packages Friday to the U.S. Army unit the city recently adopted, which is serving in Iraq. Care packages have been collected from the community, and will be sent to Army's Alpha Company, First Battalion, 509th Infantry, an airborne paratrooper unit from Fort Polk, La. The city is still accepting items for the care packages today. Drop items off at the city building on 385 Dudley Road from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. For a list of acceptable donations, visit www.edgewoodky.gov.

TRAFFIC WATCH

The shoulders on Interstate 275 westbound in Boone County from Mineola Pike and Ky. 212 will be closed today and Friday for road work.




TOP STORIES
Bishop Woods in peril?
Seton High School details expansion plan
Officer graduates, loses job
County settles on stadium

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
Gay-rights sides target black vote
Bush, Kerry spar on domestic issues
Noonan: Kerry 'worst of party'
Kerry's plan, Bush's past declarations scrutinized
Xavier students gather, let own voices be heard
Transcript of Bush, Kerry debate

ELECTION 2004
Taft: 'No' on same-sex issue
Insults fly in Senate race
Vote monitor optimistic
Lawyers rate candidates
Westwood and Groob square off tonight
Lawyer sues over lost form to vote
Middletown streets on ballot
Election 2004 page

IN THE TRISTATE
EPA, trash firm debate leak from closed landfill
Council rejects police plans
Fire union disputes cost-saving plan
Museum faces cutbacks
Frist: Doctors leaving Ohio
Two teenagers arrested in Royal Crown hotel fire
Witness: Mom not hysterical, though fire trapped her infant
Local news briefs
Mayor of Madeira retires, is moving to Warren County
Man ruled insane in murder of activist
Milford police chief resigns, halting property misuse case
State audit faults Morrow
Neighbors briefs
Killer who blamed his victim is executed at Lucasville prison
Public safety briefs
Northwest Local Schools loses board president
Sierra Club pushes renewable energy
New drivers get look at real-life tragedies
OT for Bush rally covered

THEATER REVIEWS
'Thirty Ghosts' uneven
Dancers make impact

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
Bronson: Council deaf to pleas for crime control
Good Things Happening

LIVES REMEMBERED
Alex C. Papas, 84, made candy

KENTUCKY STORIES
Towne Center should proceed with latest OK
River view the draw for condos
Losing weight inspired teacher to help others
State insurance plan outlined
N. Ky. news briefs
Dad, lawyer run from SUV after custody case; mom held
Most N.Ky. schools meeting state goals
House fire victim loses Fla. home, too
Fletcher blamed for flap