The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, August 28, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 241
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PASTOR PASSES THE TORCH
        A young minister sat in the back of a pickup truck as it crossed the Ohio River on Old Route 42, coming from Louisville into Cincinnati.
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Local Headlines for  Saturday, August 28, 1999

Pit bulls as pets? That's sick
        Not long ago, an SPCA mobile unit pulled into a Westwood grocery store parking lot and opened shop. It's a program to take pets to people, hoping to find stray animals a home.

Sheriff sues Democrats for cost of protecting Clinton
        Hamilton County Sheriff Simon Leis is suing the Democratic National Committee and the U.S. Secret Service to recover the cost of protecting President Bill Clinton during a fund-raising visit to Amberley Village last month.

Booth's residency challenged
        Local Republicans have challenged Paul Booth's right to run for Cincinnati City Council, saying he does not live in the city.

Museum center shocked by deficit
        Shocked by a $2.3 million deficit for the 1998-99 fiscal year — despite its highest attendance in history — Cincinnati Museum Center's new President and CEO Douglass McDonald says he is turning his focus to the future.

Post office hub staying in city
        The city and the U.S. Postal Service are close to working out a deal that would keep the postal service's processing hub, and the 2,200 jobs that go with it, in Cincinnati.

Teen to take on 'Jeopardy!'
        ERLANGER — The category is Northern Kentucky celebrities. Answer: The Villa Madonna Academy senior whose dream to be a contestant on Jeopardy! will soon be fulfilled.

White men still dominate state boards
        COLUMBUS — Ohio changed governors earlier this year, but not much has changed in a political world long dominated by white men.

Judge reverses his voucher decision
        CLEVELAND — The judge who created turmoil for thousands of families by holding up a state-funded voucher program just as the school year began decided Friday to delay his order.

Students find they're in wrong district
        FAIRFIELD — For four years, Pat and Ron Collins have sent their son Timmy to Fairfield City Schools.

Alzheimer's sufferer missing
        Sometimes, Benjamin Oglesby asked his wife, Mary, to remind him what year he retired. He could be a bit forgetful. At 73, Alzheimer's disease had begun to take its toll.

Group keeps flags waving over river
        From atop the southern tower of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, Bob Armstrong gazed at the Cincinnati skyline.

Jurors tour Miami center
        OXFORD — Jurors in the trial of two black former Miami University students toured Miami's Center for Black Culture and Learning, where 55 racist and anti-gay fliers werehung Oct. 30.

Reading guarantees its grads
        READING — The Reading School Board has put it in writing, guaranteeing it will fully educate its students.

What's Your Opinion: Questions of fairness
        Texas Gov. George W. Bush, a candidate for president, calls questions about whether he ever used illegal drugs out of bounds. He acknowledges “mistakes” but will not explain them in detail.

Festival reaches to all races
        COVINGTON — Today's African-American Heritage Festival in Randolph Park allows people of all backgrounds to have fun, while sampling the African-American culture, organizer Pam Mullins said.

Mason celebrates for 34th time today
        MASON — It began as a celebration of 150 years of history and continues as the community's annual gift to itself.

Stars come out at Taste of Blue Ash
        BLUE ASH — Maybe Ray Charles has Georgia on his mind, but he arrives in Blue Ash tonight.

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Orange barrels demand a polka
        Sometimes it's so annoying and painful to drive around and through the Tristate construction mess, you have to laugh. Or else you cry. The highway construction blitz is enough to give any driver a headache worse than a hangover.

Yoakam show features all his country hybrids
        Dwight Yoakam has spent the past 14 years breaking the rules in country music.

Ambulance runs to cost city's users
        EDGEWOOD — Faced with rising costs and a shortage of life squad volunteers, Edgewood is joining a growing number of Northern Kentucky cities that charge ambulance fees.

Ex-worker alleges test coverup
        MARION, Ohio — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers discouraged investigators from finding radiation at a school complex during soil tests last summer, a former employee said.

Four of five remain confident that local schools are safe
        WASHINGTON — As children stream back into schoolhouses, four out of five Americans say in an Associated Press poll that schools in their communities are relatively safe.

McConnell: Party switches over
        VILLA HILLS — Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, who helped in recent weeks to convince two state Senate Democrats to become Republicans, said Friday he believes the party-switching in Frankfort is over for now.

Petition rule to be clarified in Forest Park
        Two levy issues and a charter amendment will greet voters in Glendale, Forest Park and Greenhills in November.

TRISTATE DIGEST
        REILY TOWNSHIP — A man was killed when a dump truck slammed into his van Friday morning at Ohio 129 and Ohio 732.

Troubled teen turns life around
        FRANKLIN — The alarm sounds and Justin Cherry instinctively glances at the clock. Then he smiles to himself, because the proof is right there on the dresser in a black frame with gold trim.

Warren Co. taxpayers get a break
        LEBANON — Warren County growth pays off for its residents.

Water hookups have residents saying 'Ah'
        ROSS TOWNSHIP — The sweetest-tasting thing to Ruth Denny doesn't come from a bakery or a Coke machine. It flows straight from her tap: cool, clear, safe water.

S P E C I A L   F E A T U R E S
MANKIND'S GIANT LEAP
Thirty years ago after men first walked on the moon, The Enquirer's special coverage includes a profile of Neil Armstrong, a story of the historic moment and a look at what's ahead.

Manatees star in new Zoo exhibit
Douglas and Stoneman have no way of knowing it, but there's a lot riding on their broadly sloped shoulders. The two manatees are the unlikely stars of the new $4 million Manatee Springs exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.
The exhibit: Manatees, crocs and more

Tristate's Goin' Fishin'
        Oceanic Adventure's Newport Aquarium is open. Check out our guide to the Tristate's newest entertainment attraction.

Tornado of '99
        Complete coverage of the April 9 tornado that claimed four lives and left hundreds homeless.

Spring/summer arts preview
Special guide to things to do through August.

Focal Point
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