EDITORIALS FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2004
Return Voinovich to Senate
Ohioans knew exactly what they were getting when they elected Republican George Voinovich to the U.S. Senate in 1998 - a blunt-speaking, tough-minded budget hawk willing to tackle the more dismal details of governance and to promote reforms that might be unsexy, but could help make government "work harder and smarter and do more with less."
Kroger settlement good for community
No one was looking forward to a Kroger strike. Not workers, consumers or stockholders. So it was good news when the Cincinnati-based grocer reached an agreement Saturday with its union, negotiating a three-year contract that couldn't have come at a more critical time.

OTHER OPINIONS
Letters to the editor
Flu shot workers deserve high praise

YOUR VOICE: VINCENT J. SCHMITHORST
Catholic stance against Kerry valid
"Your voice" columnist Gary Leising ("Don't twist politics around religion," Oct. 23) ridicules those Catholics like myself who insist that their faith prohibits a vote for John Kerry because of his position on abortion. Leising misrepresents our position and motives, sets up irrelevant straw men, and makes an illegitimate appeal to authority.

SUNDAY FORUM: ELECTION 2004
Enquirer presidential endorsement
Four years ago George W. Bush was elected by the narrowest of margins. He promised to unite the country with "compassionate conservatism."


Repeal Cincinnati Article XII
The damage caused by the Cincinnati charter amendment that prohibits any law that would grant protected status to sexual orientation has been to the city's image rather than to its citizens. But that damage has been pervasive and expensive, and for those reasons we believe the amendment should be repealed.
Use of Dr. King's image "shameful"

CPS levy: 'No' for stalled progress
Four years ago, when Cincinnati Public Schools asked for support for a 6-mill levy that would raise $35 million per year, we said 'Yes.' So did local business leaders, who contributed $400,000 to the campaign, as well as 56 percent of local voters.

We support Bunning for re-election
Sen. Jim Bunning is the Enquirer's choice for a second term in Washington, as the nation continues to fight the war on terror, and deals with the critical issues of Social Security and Medicare.
More letters: Election 2004
Hot Corner: Nipping at the heels of the newsmakers

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
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