EDITORIALS FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2004
Take a stand for healthier kids
In June, Cincinnati ranked 60th among the nation's 80 largest cities in the Population Connection's study of the quality of children's lives. It was a poor showing for a city that prides itself on being a good place to raise a family.

Greater Cincinnati answering pledge
We can have an enormous impact on our children's health if we simply take action. Here are inspiring examples of groups and individuals who signed our Join Up pledge to make a fitness or nutrition change that will benefit children.

OTHER OPINIONS
Letters to the editor
Supporting Article XII lessens Shuttlesworth
GUEST COLUMNIST: FLORENCE NEWELL
CPS levy key to continued progress
On Nov. 2, the voters of the Cincinnati Public School District will vote on Issue 32, the renewal of a $65.2 million levy first passed in 1980 and renewed four times by voters. This is a renewal that will not raise taxes but, if passed, will continue $65 million of critical annual educational funding for the next five years.

YOUR VOICE: ALEX. H. KELLER
Drug importation is a very bad idea
While all consumers would like to see lower prices on prescription drugs, the idea of importing them from Canada is a terrible idea.

SUNDAY FORUM: HEALTHY CHILDREN, HEALTHY FUTURE
Best advice for kids: Move, move, move
Faced with exploding rates of childhood diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity, American parents have been quick to blame the fat-filled, sugar-laced foods that dominated children's diet. It turns out we were only partly right.


Winning the battle for fit kids
In some ways, the health crisis facing our children is unfolding right before our eyes. Everywhere we turn, our world seems to abound in overweight children. On TV, advertisers are determined to get our kids to eat more, and more indiscriminately.
Time to 'run outside and play'
No room in schedule for exercise
Health concern led to quest for fitness
Fitness bits What you can do now

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
E-mail and Web page links, phone numbers and addresses for Tristate representatives.