The Cincinnati Enquirer
Wednesday, April 28, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 118
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UC RESEARCH DEATHS UNREPORTED

        According to documents provided to The Cincinnati Enquirer, UC researchers failed to report that eight participants in medical experiments died. In addition, officials are concerned that at least some medical studies at UC were started without a required review to protect patients' privacy and ensure that they are properly notified of potential risks.
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Local Headlines for  Wednesday, April 28, 1999

Cliff Radel column
City's ready to trade up to strong mayor
        Cincinnati is primed to bust out of its image as a stodgy, backwater burg.

Mailing on mayor mistaken for ballot
        Cincinnati City Council spent $47,000 to mail 215,430 copies of the Issue 4 ballot language to Cincinnati voters, believing it would shed light on the direct mayoral election plan.

Radio system levy raises fight
        Usually in valleys, almost always inside buildings, dead spots are places where Hamilton County's emergency radio communications system does not penetrate.

System would increase cost of dispatches
        The cost of doing business will go up for municipalities and townships if a new digital communications system is built in Hamilton County.

Mom gets life in rape case
        BATAVIA — A Bethel mother on Tuesday received four consecutive life terms in prison for the repeated rapes of her two daughters.

Officer pulls woman from fiery wreck
        A police officer's quick thinking may have saved the life of a Hamilton woman involved in an early Tuesday morning crash in Butler County.

Lawyer denies shotgun threat on golf course
        MASON — A retired prominent Cincinnati lawyer faces menacing charges for allegedly threatening golfers with a shotgun last month at the Golf Center at Kings Island.

Lawyer sentenced to a year
        A Walnut Hills lawyer was sentenced to one year in prison Tuesday for filing a false affidavit that resulted in the arrest of an innocent man.

At least three want empty school board seat
        Barely a day after longtime Cincinnati Board of Education member Virginia Griffin surprised her colleagues by resigning, potential replacements began emerging.

Bill Bowen laid to rest
        William F. Bowen made fighting for justice and equality his life's work.

Patton uncertain on casino gambling
        FRANKFORT, Ky. — While insisting he is neutral on the idea of casino gambling, Gov. Paul Patton said Tuesday that money from expanded gambling in Kentucky could finance a huge preservation program and provide help for the horse industry.

Casino gambling issue controversial in N.Ky.
        The prospect of casino gambling could be a major issue in Northern Kentucky, particularly in Boone County, a hotbed of Republican-driven conservative politics and ideals and the home of Turfway Park thoroughbred racetrack.

Melanoma Monday kicks off screenings
        No kidding around, taking your clothes off next week really could save your life.

Skin exam takes 10 minutes
        During a 10-minute skin-cancer examination, doctors check all areas of the body and trouble spots most prone to skin cancer.

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John Kiesewetter column Historic, epic and . . . trashy
        What's the best word to describe May sweeps?

Jazz great turns classical with 'Muir Woods Suite'
        George Duke's musical life has been a crazy-quilt of styles: from mainstream, fusion and progressive jazz to funk, pop, rock, Brazilian and R&B.

Kids get taste of life without TV
        MIDDLETOWN — Nine-year-old Aaron Ledford spent part of his weekend looking for deer and eating out with his father. He didn't miss TV at all.

Warren growth straining schools
        LEBANON — Warren County's explosive growth has some school officials scrambling to find classroom space for students.

Web site promises no-wait medical news

        Don't want to wait around for the publication of next week's or next month's medical journal to find out what doctors are learning? You won't have to, when Dr. George Lundberg's online medical journal gets up and running.

Campbell schools to cut staffs
        ALEXANDRIA — The Campbell County School system needs to reduce teaching and support staff by 13 employees, school officials said Tuesday.

Cyclist struck by car goes home
        It was going-home day Tuesday for Joshua Kostreva, 12, of Symmes Township, partially paralyzed nearly two months ago when a driver struck him while he was riding his bicycle.

Delhi offers car tour
        DELHI TOWNSHIP — A tour pinpointing the township's historic homes and greenhouses is now available to residents and visitors alike.

Furnish jury selection slow
        COVINGTON — Fifty-three Kenton Countians were to return to court today to face the possibility of sitting as jurors in the capital murder trial for Fred Furnish, who allegedly burglarized, robbed and murdered a Crestview Hills woman in June.

Jail food wins reprieve
        COVINGTON — The kitchen smells great. Homemade vegetable beef soup bubbles in a pot. Fresh oatmeal raisin cookies fill a big tin.

Leads continue in Troutman deaths
        DAYTON, Ohio — Police on Tuesday were continuing to receive potential leads about the circumstances surrounding the deaths of R&B recording artist Roger Troutman and his brother Larry, said Dayton Police homicide Sgt. Gary White.

Liquor licenses threatened
        HAMILTON — In what has become an annual ritual, Hamilton officials appear poised to declare war on liquor establishments that they say are trouble-ridden.

New rules pondered for strip clubs
        COVINGTON — The city of Covington could have an ordinance regulating sexually oriented businesses as soon as May.

Paddling helps students learn
        Almost 60 Sands Montessori students listened intently Tuesday as Gary Morgan explained how their rocky beach was created by water rushing from Fort Ancient into the Little Miami River.

Passing of town leader lamented
        MASON — This city is mourning the death of one of its favorite sons.

Petitions seek to save old Lebanon buildings
        LEBANON — Although a proposal to demolish a historic home is on the back burner, business owners and residents are worried council isn't committed to historic preservation.

Prostitution arrest brings suit
        An exotic dancer filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday claiming her arrest on prostitution charges deprived her of the “fundamental right to work” as a stripper.

Scholarship program hits its 10th year
        Tyler H. Shaw, 18, has the ideal support system behind him as he pursues a pre-medical degree at the University of Cincinnati.

School leader Carroll retires
        ST. BERNARD — After holding just about every position in the St. Bernard-Elmwood Place school district, Superintendent Robert E. Carroll will take on yet a new one: retiree.

Search of river fruitless; man presumed drowned
        MIDDLETOWN — Despite hours of searching, sometimes during a chilly rain, authorities Tuesday were unable to find a man who was presumed drowned in the Great Miami River.

Secular role argued in Christmas case
        One civil libertarian's defeat could be the key to a like-minded litigator's victory.

Seminude dancers still goal of club owner
        MIDDLETOWN — Recently rebuffed by the Ohio Supreme Court, the owner of the Pinkk Panther Show Club is not giving up on her goal to win a city permit to operate as an adult entertainment club with seminude dancers.

Sewer plant? Not in our backyard
        ERLANGER — Board members of Sanitation District No.1 got an earful from Boone County residents Tuesday on building a sewage treatment plant, and the consensus was, “Not in our back yard.”

Sites for Kenton jail topic of 2 meetings
        INDEPENDENCE — Hearings on leading sites for a new Kenton County Jail have been tentatively scheduled for the evenings of May 18 and 25.

TRISTATE DIGEST
        INDIAN HILL — A construction crew working on pavement repairs near Miami Avenue and Shawnee Run Road broke a water main Tuesday afternoon, affecting service to about 2,000 customers in Madeira, officials here said.

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