Thrusday, December 31, 1998

Another chapter in their lives


Revisiting some memorable people from 1998

        In 1998, The Enquirer introduced readers to many Tristate individuals and families.

        Some of those people have survived, thrived and experienced the depths and heights of human emotion — some against incredible odds.

        Others have had grand successes, making a name for themselves or touching lives far beyond Greater Cincinnati.

        On the eve of 1999, we thought it was a good time to revisit some of them:

        Tempo reporters John Johnston, Cindy Kranz, Sue MacDonald, Mark Curnutte and Reon Carter contributed to this report.

JAIL HAUNTS INNOCENT MAN
        He no longer wakes up before dawn, uncertain of his whereabouts, thinking he might still be in jail. But Joey Macinnis can't forget the eight months he was locked up in the Hamilton County Justice Center for a crime he didn't commit.

QUADS THRIVE IN KINDERGARTEN
        On Aug. 27, the Essell quadruplets of White Oak went off to kindergarten for the first time, and their mom is proud to report that they're thriving and surviving in three different classes at Weigel Elementary School.

CRIME VICTIM GETS LETTER
Debbie Morris was signing her book, Forgiving the Dead Man Walking (Zondervan; $19.99), in New Orleans Nov. 27, when a woman handed her a letter from Joseph Vaccaro. “I was just shocked by it,” the 34-year-old Union woman said. “It's hard to sort out how you feel about seeing a letter from a man who kidnapped and raped you 18 years ago.”
       

LESBIAN TEEN'S HARD YEAR
        The last year has been difficult for Jennie Workman. Ms. Workman, now 18, was one of four gay, lesbian or bisexual teens featured in the Feb. 12 Enquirer.

MOTHER-DAUGHTER CLOSER
        Susan Anthony and her birth daughter, Kristin Delfeld, continue making up for lost time. The two found each other in January 1997 through BirthQuest, an Internet adoption registry.

EX-RINGMASTER ON STAGE
        Robert Tully went from circus ringmaster to king in just four days. The Price Hill native, featured in Tempo on March 3, wrapped up a one-year stint as ringmaster for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey on Nov. 8 in St. Louis.

TEEN FINDS HER OWN HOME
        Carrie Lucas, a 17-year-old Taft High School senior, likes living on her own. And she likes it better because she knows how to do it. Ms. Lucas, featured in a May 28 Enquirer story about black-on-black peer pressure facing African-American teens, is a foster child successfully making the transition to independent living.

WINNING BASEBALL TEAM
        Joe Hayden has fielded a lot of great Midland Redskins teams over the past 30 years. Some featured future superstars such as Barry Larkin and Ken Griffey Jr.

BEANIE MADNESS SLOWS
        The Beanie boomlet has leveled off — at least at the Osborne home. Jon and Jennifer Osborne of Loveland were introduced May 13 in a feature about the growing number of adult Beanie Baby collectors.



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Senators warming to a deal
Death dimmed shining lights of the Tristate
Frank to FloJo, they did it their way
Looking to stop smoking? Don't try New Year's Day
Merry season for casinos
Psychics' record as good as Bengals'
Kick it, Sister! Nuns lead line dancing
$8 million solution for sewer overflow
Calif. driver charged in death of Madeira friend
Comair near end of crash lawsuits
Donation scam pretends to be for Red Cross
Don't stalk, guard is ordered
Fernald prepares to resume shipping
Florence mayor's job family tradition
Hollister sworn in as Ohio governor today
Kentuckians just trust folks more
Lawyer: Reporters broke promise
Local GOP sad Duncan won't run for governor
Mason sports group needs volunteers - fast
Moser wraps up 20 years on bench
Museum planners push for decision
Planners turn down housing, office project
Residents balk at Lebanon bypass
TRISTATE BUSINESS SUMMARY
TRISTATE DIGEST
Verdict: Quite a judge
Resolutions that politicians ought to make