EDITORIALS FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2004
Geoff Davis for U.S. House seat
The voters of the 4th District are generally conservative, and we believe Republican Geoff Davis is the best choice to succeed retiring three-term congressman Ken Lucas.

Vote for Portune and DeWine
This year two seats are being contested on the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners by four able candidates. We endorse Portune and DeWine as the best candidates.

OTHER OPINIONS
Letters to the editor
Fire Frailey, but support school levy

YOUR VOICE: MATTHEW E. CAHILL
The bottom line in Tuesday's election
A divided nation will soon choose its president and its direction for the next four years. I am obliged to answer the question Ronald Reagan asked America during the 1980 election: "Are you better off today than you were four years ago?" Most would agree the answer is no.

WHAT YOU SAY
On the election
I was so pleased to see the Enquirer's endorsement of President Bush. I can't imagine anyone in this area voting for Sen. John Kerry, especially if they ever listen to WLW.

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 But that damage has been pervasive and expensive, and for those reasons we believe the amendment should be repealed.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
How to contact your congressman
E-mail and Web page links, phone numbers and addresses for Tristate representatives.