Saturday, October 23, 2004

N. Ky. news briefs



2 men sought in bank robbery

FORT MITCHELL - Police are searching for two men who wore Halloween-type wigs and fake facial hair when they robbed the U.S. Bank in Remke Markets here just after 11 a.m. Friday.

No one was injured, police said. The robbers ran off with an unspecified amount of cash.

One man demanded that the two tellers give him all of their money, while his accomplice stood guard in the grocery, said Sgt. Tom Loos of Fort Mitchell Police. The man who took the money was wearing a shoulder-length red wig and had a fake bushy red beard. His accomplice had on a brown wig and fake mustache.

Although neither showed a weapon, the suspect standing guard threatened to shoot a customer who walked in on the robbery, police said.

"He said, 'I'll shoot you, if you move,' then acted as if he was reaching for a gun,'' Loos said. The customer ignored the robber. She dashed over to a checkout and told the clerk to call 911, he said.

The two men ran to a nearby strip center just south of Remke along Dixie Highway, climbed over a wall and disappeared.

Both suspects are white men. The robber was described as 6 feet tall, of thin build and in his 20s or 30s. He was wearing a hooded, bluish-green University of Notre Dame sweatshirt and jeans, police said.

The lookout was described as 6 feet tall, of medium build and weighed about 180 pounds. He has blue eyes and is in his late 20s or early 30s. He was wearing jeans and a jeans jacket and brown boots.

Anyone with information that could help police should call Kenton County Police at (859) 356-3191. U.S. Bank is offering up to a $10,000 reward.

Woman awarded $500,000 in suit

EDGEWOOD - A Cincinnati woman has been awarded $500,000 in a lawsuit against an Edgewood plastic surgeon, pharmacist and a Houston compounding firm.

Carol Jean Wolfe, a patient of Dr. Devinder S. Mangat of Mangat-Kuy Plastic Surgery Center, suffered facial burns from acid that was incorrectly compounded. Defendants in the case were Mangat, pharmacist Michael Anneken of Medical Village Pharmacy and Professional Compounding Centers of America.

Anneken is responsible for 40 percent of the $500,000 verdict. Mangat and the pharmacy and Medical Village Pharmacy and Professional Compounding Centers of America each have to pay 30 percent.

Cathedral concert series to continue

COVINGTON - The Cathedral Concert Series at St. Mary Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption continues at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The concert features Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra.

Call (859) 431-2060 for information.

Thomas More hosts 5K run/walk

CRESTVIEW HILLS - Thomas More College will host its first runMore 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. today. Race day registration is $15 or $20 with T-shirt. Proceeds support the Thomas More College Service Learning Program.

The event is open to walkers, runners and rollers of all ages.

Call (859) 344-3309.

Fall cleanup in Campbell Co.

MELBOURNE - Campbell County's fall cleanup continues this weekend between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. today and Sunday. The locations are Pendery Park off Ky. 8 in Melbourne, the Campbell County Police Station, off U.S. 27, and the Campbell County Transportation Center off Racetrack Road.

No liquids will be accepted. Pendery Park and the police station locations will accept trash or debris. The Transportation Center will accept metal, car batteries, propane tanks, appliances and tires.

For more information, call Reno Deaton at (859) 441-5166.

Community invited to meet politicians

Residents are invited to meet and question local candidates at a forum sponsored by the Friends of Bellevue from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the meeting hall at St. John's United Church of Christ on Ward and Fairfield avenues. Three of the four candidates running for Campbell Circuit Court judge are planning to attend, said Arnie Garbutt, spokesman for the Friends of Bellevue. Bellevue City Council and board of education candidates plan to attend, and so does Dennis Keene, a Democrat running for the 67th District House Race.

Amendment's support slips

Fifty-seven percent of likely voters intend to vote for Issue 1, the proposed constitutional amendment in Ohio that defines marriage as the union between one man and one woman, according to the Ohio Poll released Friday. There has been an 8 percentage-point drop in support for the proposed amendment since the question was asked in the September Ohio Poll. The new poll found 57 percent in favor of the amendment, 40 percent opposed and 2 percent undecided. Nearly three-fourths (73 percent) of those who say they will vote for President Bush are for the amendment, while John Kerry voters are against the amendment, 55 percent to 42 percent. The results are based on a random sample of 757 likely voters interviewed by telephone between Ohio 11-17. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.6 percentage points. The poll is conducted by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati.

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