Thursday, January 28, 1999

Rivals join hands for Crosstown Helpout




BY JOHN JOHNSTON
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        The Crosstown Shootout is about competition. The Crosstown Helpout is about cooperation.

        Friends, students and alumni of Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati will team up April 10 to help 25 local schools in need of clean-up and general repairs.

        “We blend both Xavier and UC people on those teams,” says Michelle Reese of UC's Young Alumni Association. She co-chairs the event with Xavier alumnus Richard La Jeunesse.

        Workers will wax floors, weatherproof, pick up trash or “whatever kind of need (schools) have. Last year, we had people paint a mural, build shelves, and some guys got involved in a basketball tournament,” Ms. Reese says.

        The 1998 Helpout, the first such event, drew 300 volunteers. Organizers are hoping for 500 this year.

        Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Xavier Armory, next to Schmidt Memorial Fieldhouse on Winding Way. Crews will work from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., then return to the armory for a party. Information: 556-4344 or 745-3337.

- 'Let's get ready to rrrrmmmmbbbbllll'
For UC and XU, this is personal
Sure it's too big, but that's why it's fun
Harrick's analysis: XU 'certainly underdog'
UC asks OK to delay tipoff
Xavier front line must bring its 'A' game
CROSSTOWN NOTEBOOK
Couples in Crosstown cross-fire
Rivals join hands for Crosstown Helpout



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Cincinnati (18-1)

• 9:30 tonight.
• UC's Shoemaker Center (13,176).
• TV: ESPN.
• Radio: WLW-AM (700); WKRC-AM (550).
• Line: UC by 13.
• Series: UC leads 43-22.

Today's coverage
'Let's get ready to rrrrmmmmbbbbllll'
For UC and XU, this is personal
Sure it's too big, but that's why it's fun
Tim Sullivan column
Harrick's analysis: XU 'certainly underdog'
UC asks OK to delay tipoff
Xavier front line must bring its 'A' game
Crosstown Notebook
Couples in Crosstown cross-fire
Rivals join hands for Crosstown Helpout

Previous coverage
Huggins keeps focus on court
Huggins era in review
Xavier seniors hold 2-1 edge
'Shootists' don't share fanaticism
Shootout Notebook
UC's Land fighting uphill battle
XU's McIntosh schools 'em
UC was option for XU's Frey
Another XU win would be divine
Shootout goes coast to coast
ESPN disregards Xavier and UC fans
Shootout Notebook
Shootout 'bigger than the calendar'
Crosstown highlights

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