The Cincinnati Enquirer
Sunday, March 28, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 87
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WHAT HAVE POLICE LEARNED?
        The March 19 fatal shooting of Michael Carpenter by Cincinnati officers has set off a series of police and community investigations and has posed the first major challenge for the city's new police chief.
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Local Headlines for  Sunday, March 28, 1999

Laura Pulfer column
Will Spenser grow old with the rest of us?
        Will we still love our tough guys when they begin getting mail from AARP? Will we think our detectives can still detect when they have to trim their nose hair and put their proctologist on speed dial?

Justin's case 'one in a million'
        The emotional adoption tug-of-war involving 2-year-old Justin has grabbed headlines since mid-February, but the court ruling returning him to his biological parents in Covington has spawned numerous other questions.

Karen Samples column
For some birth mothers, open adoption eases pain of loss

        FORT THOMAS — It's not difficult to guess which of these women know their children and which do not. The answer is written in their eyes.

Hospital costs, stays vary widely
        Even though most big Tristate hospitals have joined larger systems in recent years, costs and outcomes of care still vary widely.

Howard Wilkinson column
Don't worry, Bill will be back
        The president of the United States almost came to Cincinnati; Air Force One was revved up and ready to go Wednesday when the bombs started dropping on Yugoslavia.

A wonderful day a the races
        FLORENCE - Beautiful thoroughbreds, thousands of people and a lot of sunshine. All of the elements for a great horse race.

Race fans: Name lacks flavor of Jim Beam
        FLORENCE — The Gallery Furniture.com Stakes. Sure doesn't roll off the tongue, does it? But that didn't stop a record number of fans — 21,028 — from turning out for the big race at Turfway Park on Saturday.

CSO's next season salutes 20th century
        Music of the 20th century will be the star of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's 1999-2000 season, “Horizon: A Musical Celebration of the Century.”
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John Kiesewetter column
Prime-time cartoon craze
        Admit it. You're drawn to cartoons.

Tennille stages return with 'Victor/Victoria'
        For the baby boom generation that grew up with her, Toni Tennille is a pop singer/songwriter par excellence. Little ditties like “Do That to Me One More Time” and “The Way I Want to Touch You” are credited with having 4,000,000 airplays each. That would add up to 22.8 years of continuous play.

Peter Bronson column
A new kind of March madness
        Confused Americans want to know: “What is a Kosovo?”

Patrick Crowley column
Every once in a while, politics can be fun
        SOUTHGATE — There needs to be more nights in politics like Thursday evening at the Southgate Civic Center. Or maybe it goes on all the time; but unless there's a fight, a controversy, a scandal or lots of dough changing hands, the media stay away.

Jim Knippenberg column
PIP mural stars face their faces
        Listening in on this and that around town . . .

A lesson in safety: The train always wins
        HAMILTON — Mary Franklin now plans to walk the extra block-and-a-half to properly cross the railroad tracks near her home. What changed her habit: a Saturday train-safety class.

Answers in Genesis: Not just a museum
        FLORENCE — Amid the conflict and controversy, there lies a ministry. Answers in Genesis (AIG), the evangelical Christian organization that has earned a reputation in Northern Kentucky for its persistence to build a creation museum, is more than just that, organizers say.

Cities win back right to ticket
        BLUE ASH — A ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court last week upholds the right of communities to enforce interstate highway speed limits within their boundaries regardless of how much of the highway is within the municipality.

Dayton turns on lights for Erica
        KETTERING, Ohio — Homes throughout the Dayton area will leave their lights on today as volunteers conduct another search for Erica Baker, the 9-year-old Kettering girl who disappeared while walking her dog Feb. 7.

Democrats envy GOP youth wave
        COVINGTON — Some longtime Kenton County Democratic leaders, looking for ways to revitalize what once was the county's dominant political force, are acknowledging they need to attract younger people to the party.

McConnell basks in spotlight
        WASHINGTON — Some presidential candidates would die for the type of media exposure Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell has gotten in 1999.

Party backs 8 Democrats for city council
        The Hamilton County Democratic Party endorsed eight candidates Saturday for the 1999 Cincinnati City Council election — three incumbents, three first-time candidates and two making their second runs.

School lunch now healthful
        Nothing tops off a long morning of fractions, Faulkner and frog dissection like a slice of pizza, a corn dog or a plate of cheesy nachos.

TRISTATE DIGEST
        A 20-year-old Independence, Ky., woman was killed and two men were seriously injured Saturday morning in a single-car accident that police say was alcohol-related.

United Way's 'vision councils' stress collaboration
        The United Way & Community Chest is organizing “vision councils” that it hopes will produce more resources for critical social issues.

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