Thursday, October 28, 2004

Two Mason feature writers are national semifinalists

MASON - Mason High School student Chris DeLotell's and 2004 graduate Hayley Day's writings are among 1,200 entries nationally to be judged as semifinalists in the 2004 Ernest Hemingway Writing Awards. Their entries are among only 39 semifinalists in the features category. The Kansas City Star newspaper sponsors the contest.

Hamilton teachers vs. police officers today

HAMILTON - Hamilton High School teachers will play Hamilton Police Department officers in a charity basketball game at 1:30 p.m. today in the school gymnasium. Tickets are $5. Hamilton's 2004 state basketball championship team will coach the teachers, with Joe Nuxhall serving as honorary coach. Information: (513) 868-7700.

Students have been selling suns in honor of cancer survivors or those living with cancer. Moons are in remembrance of those who died from cancer. The suns and moons will be placed on the front lawn of the school today. Proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society and Transitional Living Organization of Butler County.

Talawanda treasurer is group's vice president

OXFORD - Talawanda Schools' treasurer James Rowanhas been elected vice president of the Association of School Business Officials International. He takes office Jan. 1. He is a past president of the Ohio Association of School Business Officials.

Rowan, 40, became Talawanda's treasurer in 1993. He left Talawanda to become Fairfield's treasurer in 1996 but returned in 1999.

Kings video discusses upcoming levy

DEERFIELD TWP. - A new video presentation on the Kings Web site ( shows Superintendent Chuck Mason and District Treasurer Mike Mowery discussing facts about the district and the upcoming levy.

There is also a place to submit questions and to access frequently asked questions.

After Prom group meets at Little Miami

HAMILTON TWP. - The Little Miami High School After Prom Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. today in Room 109 at the school. Information: (513) 899-3781, extension 602, or

Sue Kiesewetter

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Election 2004 page
Gay issue foes' names not listed
Butler Co. race 3-way hot
2 districts hope to hike income tax
Judge blocks GOP's voter challenges
Evendale seeks charter change
Fairfield teachers take freeze
Filmmaker Moore brings anti-GOP show to town
Northwest levy fight bitter
Region invests millions in race
Draft is 'sleeper issue'
Poll workers preparing for additional scrutiny
Go to polls, soldier pleads
Voters to decide fire chief's status
Kings tries Q&A to sway voters
Gloves off in last debate for Congress
Fletcher's way to restore voting rights criticized
Some stations to pull gay-amendment spot
Six council members defend Groob
Senate candidates appeal to the faithful

Panel urges giving leftover flu vaccine to health workers
Mom wants to adopt daughter she lost
Fire burns home; owner found dead

County kicks in $900,000 toward Anderson connector
Fumes at Country Day sicken 11 first-graders
Lakota won't fight district
Local news briefs
Police talks under way
Public safety briefs
New community planning chief introduced
Two Mason feature writers are national semifinalists
Err on the side of openness, Ohio attorney general says
Two surgeons to train others to implant disc
Township seeks uniform zoning
Tax plan is a fraud, government says
Neighbors briefs

Bronson: Guilty as sin? Rapist insists on DNA test
Good Things Happening

John H. Payne, 89, 'surgeon's surgeon'

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Bridge work hurts shops
Kentucky news briefs
Rosemary Clooney's home to be museum
Gillespie to be honored with musical tribute
N. Ky. news briefs
Worker slams door on would-be robber
Exotic club fees delayed
Airport to join inquiry into worker's maiming
Swimmers in sync
Butlers give $1M to United Way