The Cincinnati Enquirer
Friday, May 21, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 141
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BALLPARK LEASE SIGNING TODAY
        Hamilton County and the Cincinnati Reds will announce this morning a new lease on life for professional baseball's oldest team. The 30-year lease deal between the county and team provides the financial framework for a new $297 million riverfront ballpark to open in 2003.
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P A U L   D A U G H E R T Y   C O L U M N
Pay for results? What about Mike Brown?
        The Cincinnati Bengals want an incentive-heavy contract for their top draft pick, Akili Smith. Mike Brown feels he should get what he pays for. Money for achievement.

R E D S
Hammonds get his chance at RF
        SAN DIEGO — Having shuffled his right fielders all season, manager Jack McKeon has turned up Jeffrey Hammonds' card.

Five-game win streak: 'It's a start'
        SAN DIEGO — The Reds sought to prevent their egos from becoming as inflated as their statistics in the wake of Wednesday's remarkable 24-12 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
Reds - Padres Scouting Report

M I A M I   R E D H A W K S
Wally's in fashion
        Armani or Hugo Boss? That's the kind of decision Wally Szczerbiak is pondering these days.

S P O R T S   O N   T V - R A D I O
Reds ratings on cable up from '98
        One of the results of the Reds going cable-only this year is that cable ratings are way up. The team is averaging a 3.2 this year, up from 2.0 last season.

U C   B E A R C A T S
UC committee decides to keep football program
        A faculty committee appointed to study the impact of dropping football at the University of Cincinnati concluded the school should keep the program.

C-USA, Mountain West champs to play in Liberty Bowl
        The Conference USA football champion now has a postseason date with the champion of the new Mountain West Conference in the AXA/Equitable Liberty Bowl in Memphis.

X A V I E R   M U S K E T E E R S
Ex-Bacon star to play for Xavier
        Roger Bacon High School graduate Brandon McIntosh will receive a scholarship and become a member of Xavier's basketball team in the fall, coach Skip Prosser said Thursday.

H I G H   S C H O O L   S P O R T S
Mariemont football coach moves up
        Tom Crosby, Mariemont's football coach the past 21 years, will take over as school principal in June, leaving behind his coaching career.

Mariemont's Vianello eyes 3rd bid to state
        All-American, All-State and All-Metro. Becca Vianello has earned all these honors during her four-year career at Mariemont. But the 18-year-old senior would like to add one more accomplishment.

Moeller, CCD win district baseball titles
        The similarities are many and the four baseball players who were on Moeller's state championship basketball team believe history could repeat itself.

Fairfield only local district softball champ
        Fairfield was the only Cincinnati fast-pitch softball team to claim a District championship on Thursday with five others eliminated from the tournament.

Tennis semifinal all Indian Hill
        Indian Hill's Ryan McCarthy and David Gebhart had the same reaction to what could be an intense and emotional match.

CINCINNATI HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS
CINCINNATI HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE

Beechwood sophomores win doubles
        CRESTVIEW HILLS — Beechwood sophomores Billy Hopkins and Ashley Busald felt they were placed one spot too low in the 12th Region tournament seedings. In Thursday's finals, they showed the seeding committee its mistake.

Latin's Rahali wins 12th Region tennis title
        CRESTVIEW HILLS — Covington Latin sophomore Miriam Rahali crashed Notre Dame's 12th Region tennis party Wednesday by reaching the singles finals.On Thursday, Rahali (15-0) made off with the good china and silverware.
N.KY. HIGH SCHOOL REPORT
        The Lloyd baseball team continued its roll by beating Highlands 12-2 on Thursday.
N.KY. HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS

F L Y I N G   P I G   M A R A T H O N
Off to a flying start
Kenyans dominate marathon running, so it figured that a Kenyan would win Cincinnati's first Flying Pig Marathon. But it was a hometown runner who brought home the bacon in the women's division. Check out our special coverage, including complete results and a photo gallery.

O L Y M P I C S
First bid to lure Olympics one year away
        The people hoping to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to Cincinnati have a year to submit their first bid. The Enquirer looks at early plans for staging the Olympics here and some of the problems that must be overcome in the next year.
Regional plan boosts supply of venues
Cincinnati 2012 venues plan
Biggest challenge: Big sports need big locations
Convention center expansion might help
Gay rights issue could be an obstacle
Mass transit is a missing piece
Riverboats would increase hotel space

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