The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, Sept. 6, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 250
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11 injured in collapse of apartment balcony
        COVINGTON — Eleven people were injured Sunday night and taken to hospitals when a condominium balcony collapsed shortly after the Riverfest fireworks started, according to Covington firefighters.

Ohio prepares for new lawmakers
        COLUMBUS— Legislative leaders didn't even have time to show Rep. Greg Jolivette the way to the Statehouse bathrooms after he filled a vacancy two years ago.

Fatal crash leads teen to reflection
        Kyle Herald has settled into his routine: running to classes, sweating through football and track practice, hanging out with friends.

Aquarium to launch educational program
        NEWPORT — The mysteries of the underwater world will unfold for area schoolchildren beginning Tuesday,when the Oceanic Adventures Newport Aquarium launches its education and field-trip program.

Hundreds soar to annual fly-in
        WAYNESVILLE — Russ Sholle attributes his interest in aviation to timing. The 75-year-old Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, man was an impressionable child when Charles Lindbergh's historic trans-Atlantic flight mesmerized the nation in 1927.

Lockland helps its kids in trouble
        LOCKLAND — Young people from this area who commit minor crimes won't have to go downtown to see a magistrate. Under a new program of the Hamilton County Juvenile Court, they can have cases heard in their own community.

U.S. House members to tour schools, starting at Clifton
        Three Republican members of Congress will open a national tour Tuesday at Clifton School to tout GOP education proposals.

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It's not too late for Florence Henderson
        Be honest: If you were expanding NBC's top-rated Today show to a third hour, would Florence Henderson be on your short list of potential hosts?

Bishop's activism to live on
        When Cincinnati blacks rioted after the murder of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Episcopal Bishop Roger W. Blanchard moved into City Hall and worked the streets and phones as a peacemaker.

Book might quell child-care guilt
        Quiz children on what they need and want in those hours between school's end and bedtime, and they're pretty flexible. They can adapt. Their needs are simple.

Feds declined to study leukemia rate among Paducah workers
        PADUCAH, Ky. — Researchers from the federal government considered investigating reports of leukemia among workers at the uranium enrichment plant in Paducah, but decided against it.

Harvest Home fair changed little in 140 years
        CHEVIOT — What began 140 years ago as a way for farmers and growers to display their spring and summer produce has become something more over the years.

Overdue, city plans new park dedication
        TAYLOR MILL — Supporters of the city's first park, originally scheduled to open last December, now hope a new contractor will help them open Taylor Mill Pride Park by the end of October.

Pride of owner shows in horse
        ALEXANDRIA — Six-year-old Page Ertel smothered Bright Flash with kisses Sunday at the Alexandria Fair and Horse Show.

still in hospital following pileup
        A 25-year-old man and a 4-year-old boy remained hospitalized Sunday,more than 24 hours after they were hurt in a four-car pileup on northbound Interstate 75, about 11/2 miles south of Walton.

Stolen millions fueled equine life
        LEXINGTON, Ky. — Long before the FBI became involved people were asking questions.

TRISTATE DIGEST
        FAIRFIELD — Fairfield fire officials said Sunday the weekend blaze that left about 25 residents of Cobblestone Grove Apartments homeless caused an estimated $200,000 damage.

Volunteer symphony committed to community
        UNION TOWNSHIP — Members of the West Chester Symphony consider each performance a gift to their community, a gift created by their enthusiasm and commitment.

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.

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