Sunday, October 31, 2004

Northern Kentucky news briefs


Elvis imitator, cloggers to be at Senior Expo

The Enquirer

FORT MITCHELL - Northern Kentucky Senior Expo 2004, with health screenings and entertainment, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Drawbridge Inn.

The Pete Wagner Orchestra, an Elvis impersonator and the Sugarfoot Cloggers will be among the entertainers. Participants also can learn about Qigong, a practice that uses breathing techniques, posture changes and mental exercises. Parking and admission are free.

For information, call the Northern Kentucky Area Development District at (859) 283-1885.

United Methodist plans prayer session Tuesday

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS - Asbury United Methodist Church invites people to pray for the country during the election and will open its doors Tuesday when the polls are open, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The church is at U.S. 27 and John's Hill Road.

Tutors sought to help adults in math, reading

COVINGTON - Volunteers are needed to work one-on-one on math and reading with adults studying for their General Educational Development certificates. Tutors would need to attend training 6-9 p.m. on Nov. 8, 10, 15 and 17 at 614 Madison Ave. in Covington. Information: (859) 491-4483.

Don't forget to bring ID when voting Tues.

Voting hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. If voting by absentee ballot, the ballot must reach the county clerk's office before the close of business Tuesday and must be mailed and cannot be hand-delivered.

Here are some more helpful tips:

Identification - Don't go without it. Verification can also be given through a paycheck, utility bill or government document that includes your name and street address.

Call the county clerk office to check ahead to make sure you are registered, or click here. Don't panic if your name isn't on the list. Provisional/interim/conditional ballots are a new requirement and safeguard for voters whose eligibility in question on Election Day. Ask the poll workers for help.

Voting machines - Look at the signs posted in your polling place for directions on how to use the voting machines.

Questions - Poll workers are there to help you. If they don't have the answer to your question, ask them to contact the local county clerk or secretary of state.

Online election resources - State Board of Elections; Secretary of State; and The Enquirer.

Signups accepted for flag football games

EDGEWOOD - The annual "Turkey Bowl" Flag Football Tournaments at Freedom Park take place Nov. 13 and Nov. 20. The tournament is open to co-ed and men's teams. Championship games start at 10 a.m. Nov. 25, rain or shine. Entry fee is $50. The deadline for registering is Friday. Forms are available at the city building. (859) 331-5910.




ELECTION 2004
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A survival guide to voting in Ohio (PDF file, 12k)
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Bin Laden tape fodder in presidential contest
Electoral College 'tied,' too
Contract officer warned against Halliburton deal
Cheney to woo Aloha State
Gore gets lei before VP does
On the streets, door to door, citizens rally for school issues
Direct mail still potent for candidates
Remember my name!
Campaign notebook
Voters anxious for election
Some candidates endorse Ky. importing drugs from Canada
Getting out all the votes
Lakeside Park candidates oppose possibility of merger
Parties seek gains Tuesday in Ky.'s divided legislature
Amendment won't be last word, foes say
Voters turn to Bible for ballot guidance
Senate campaign comes down to barbs over Ten Commandments
Election 2004 section

TOP LOCAL HEADLINES
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Pregnant smokers studied
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Local news briefs

KENTUCKY HEADLINES
Boone aims to keep road from slipping into river
Family that kickboxes together stays together
Property value, tax soar
Pa. firm to design bridge linking Louisville, Indiana
Private prison not fined over violations, paper says
Northern Kentucky news briefs

EDUCATION
Schools hope to keep gains while cutting staff
Staff-trimming always painful
'It's a great day at Dixie' and enrollment proves it

NEIGHBORS
It took a village to free her
Loveland rolls back property tax 1 mill
Townships, I-71 corridor may get business recruiter

LIVES REMEMBERED
Bob Patterson, former CCD English teacher
Realty firm co-founder Thomas Duffy
Mary LaVelle keeper of keys at church
Richard K. Fritsche, 84, model maker

ENQUIRER COLUMNS
Crowley: GOP forfeits high ground in Senate race
Bronson: Guide to Iraq
Catwalk's not for cats