LOCAL NEWS FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2004

Carlton-Jones

Bracing for insurance shock
October is when companies traditionally sign up for new or revised insurance plans. Again this year, firms are braced for bad news: a fifth consecutive year of double-digit increases for employer insurance plans.
Tailored plans a high-fee stopgap
Subsidized coverage key, Springer says
How workers, businesses are coping:
Exec's tough call: Covering his family
Doing what's right loses out to costs
Rising fees eclipse prescription needs
Family does without, praying they'll get by

Additional Local headlines
Campaign foot soldiers work to get out the vote
Appeals court decision: Vote in your precinct
GOP drops voter challenges


N E I G H B O R S
Thousands help better region
Thousands of volunteers spent Saturday making the Cincinnati area a better place to live.
volunteers
  Additional Neighbors Headlines:
'Warmth' shelter seeks money
Mustang kicks up its heels
Krohn shows off after $3M remodeling


teaching
E D U C A T I O N
Men find joy in teaching
Matthew Schulz believes in his nurturing skills. He has to, in a field dominated by women.

G O O D   T H I N G S   H A P P E N I N G
School raises funds for
breast cancer research

Staff members at Holmes High School who paid $5 to wear blue jeans to school helped raise about $700 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research.


COLUMNS

Peter Bronson: I keep getting telephone calls from nut jobs
Patrick Crowley: No accounting for missteps in Senate race

TRISTATE TOPICS

Faith Matters - Lorene Wall still loves teaching kids

Around Northern Kentucky - Dumbed-down details dog campaigns


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ELECTION 2004

OHIO RACES:
Integrity Hall has hosted many campaigners
Election boards prepare for it all as vote day nears
Tutor needed to grasp school funding?
Campaign calendar
KENTUCKY RACES:
Clooney's Kentucky roots, fame vs. Davis' business background
Poll: Bunning lead shrinking
Some candidates want voters to split ticket
Mall key issue in city race
Three-way race for judge divides county
Open letter latest attack on Yoder
Election 2004 page

MORE LOCAL NEWS

Queen City's grand old flag best in Ohio; Louisville is tops in Ky.
Would smoking ban singe business?
Forum on public records law Wednesday
Public safety

KENTUCKY NEWS

Newport's 150 years of firefighting
Northern Kentucky News in Brief

LIVES REMEMBERED

Helyn Mae Hehl's strength inspired
Letitia O'Neil studied integration

SPECIAL SECTIONS

Great Neighborhoods
Mason and Deerfield Township: We showcase the people, schools, businesses and cultures that make these communities special.
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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.