Monday, October 25, 2004

Local news briefs

Cancer walk raises $530,000

The Enquirer

More than 7,000 people participated in Sunday's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk to benefit the American Cancer Society's research, education, advocacy and quality of life programs.

Spokeswoman Rachel Dawson said the walkers raised about $530,000 for the program. The five-mile walk began under sunny skies at Yeatman's Cove, winding through the streets of downtown Cincinnati before crossing the Purple People Bridge, along Newport streets, then back over the bridge and ending at Yeatman's Cove. Since the walks started here in 1998, more than 44,000 walkers have raised more than $2.4 million to fight breast cancer, Dawson said.

Springer at Miami to promote voting

Jerry Springer, the Democratic Party activist and TV talk show host, brings his "No excuses! Get off your (bleep) and go vote!" campaign to Miami University Wednesday. The former Cincinnati mayor will encourage students to participate in the Nov. 2 election. He was invited to speak at 7 p.m. at Laws Hall by Sigma Nu fraternity president Rob Rains, whose father was Springer's roommate at Northwestern University.

Six children killed in Toledo

Fire raced through a Toledo apartment building Sunday, killing six children and critically injuring one other. Five of the children died at area hospitals soon after the fire about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, said Fire Chief Michael Bell. A sixth child died Sunday night, and one boy remained in critical condition, said Sarah Bednarski, spokeswoman for St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. The victims were six girls and one boy, ages 6 months to 7 years old. Firefighters met heavy flames on a staircase as they fought toward the second-floor rooms where the children were trapped, Bell said. Authorities didn't immediately release the names of the victims.

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Edwards preaches to faithful
Levy vote puts in question Drake's long-term prognosis
Lawmakers get in position for leadership
Dems out to clinch the Jewish vote
Record high of 9 women hold governor's offices
Senate campaign heats up
Jefferson Co. Republicans won't use poll challengers
Butler County tax levies face a host of unknowns
N.Ky. a stronghold for Bush, poll says
Bush, Kerry hammer home themes
Ohio Supreme Court opponents disagree on revealing views
Math professor challenging county treasurer
Franklin voters consider merger
Election 2004 section

Gun victim has Mount Adams apprehensive
Study confirms drop in number of birds
Low-income kids told to wait for flu shot
Pope to bless exhibit directors during audience
Volunteers gather missed crops to feed hungry
Local news briefs

Quality counts for levy leader
Northwest levy would target pay
Hip-hop back at XU for first time since '99

Middletown woman fills days with service
Friends, strangers gather to give hope to Madeira family
Volunteers resume search for missing man
Volunteers encouraged to pack care packages

Award honors volunteers' efforts

Stanley Osgood Jr., youth sports booster