The Cincinnati Enquirer
Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 281
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COUNCIL OK's PROPERTY TAX PLAN
        For the first time in at least 42 years, Cincinnati landowners will get a voted tax break from the city.
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Local Headlines for  Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999

Laura Pulfer column
Washerwoman can lead Tide of goodness
        Two things, totally unrelated. Probably.

Casinos consider staying docked
        Indiana's riverboat gaming industry, already the most successful in the nation, may be on the verge of changing to keep pace with the neighbors.

Drivers run red, but not in rage
        Drivers admit that running red lights is dangerous, but more than half do it anyway.

Sauerkraut to honey, we love festivals
        WAYNESVILLE — Sauerkraut is not indigenous to this English Quaker town of 2,500 people.

Waging war on teen drinking
        FORT MITCHELL — A car wreck that has left a 15-year-old Covington Catholic football player lying unresponsive in a hospital bed has officials vowing a crackdown on teen drinking.

Driver faces eight years for hitting teen on bike
        Mark Walters will face up to eight years in prison for striking a 13-year-old boy while driving home after a drinking binge.

Police seek deli shooter
        COVINGTON — An “open” sign hung in the front window of Kimberly's Korner Delicatessen on Wednesday, the morning after the store was robbed and a longtime clerk shot.

Trucker freed after bail lowered in fatal wreck
        A Kentucky truck driver will likely remain free on bond until his trial on charges of causing a wreck that killed four people on Interstate 275.

Norwood mayor's office investigated
        NORWOOD — An investigation has been launched by the Hamilton County sheriff's office into Mayor Joe Hochbein and the propriety of using city public works employees at the Norwood Car Show without the taxpayers' expenditure being justified to the city treasurer.

Classes to take away fear of computers
        As home computers and the Internet continue to draw a crowd, two local universities are targeting classes to the generations that were not born with a mouse in hand.

Karen Samples column
Goose dresser explains his passion
        FORT THOMAS — Herb Anderson doesn't believe in dressing geese like little people. You'll never see his Lucy in long, blond braids. Arms are a different story.

Ind. science teacher wins national award
        VEVAY — In big black letters, a banner above the Switzerland County High School gym reads, “We are proud of you, Mrs. Fancher.” The sign honors science instructor Bonnie Fancher, who learned this week she is one of four Indiana teachers to win a Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award.

Pets special on this day
        GLENDALE — Dozens of pets, including horses, birds and a ferret, received their annual blessing Wednesday at Bethany School.

Riverboat no longer tipsy
        Once it was a floating casino, weighed down with slot machines, gaming tables and tons of coins. Wednesday, the Belle of Cincinnati became home to nearly 10 tons of concrete instead.

School candidates tell why they run
        To one candidate, the Cincinnati Board of Education race is about the survival of public education. To another, it's chiefly about the health of the region. Other candidates say priorities will be reversing high dropout rates and recruiting better teachers.
Where school board candidates stand

John Kiesewetter column
ABC's 'Wasteland' will make you scream
        We've seen “Must See TV” that wasn't, and “very special episodes” that weren't. Finally here's a TV show that lives up to its name.

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        A guide to help make your day.

Service honors fallen firefighters
        Capt. Rick Clements said Cincinnati's annual Firefighters Memorial Service on Wednesday had special meaning for him.

Jim Knippenberg column
Maisonette munchers rave on
        Well, this is a fine way to say thanks: You put food in front of people and what do they do? Argue.

Artists protest plan that displaces shelter
        A group of 50 local artists doesn't want to be associated with the plan to build an arts education center in Over-the-Rhine that would displace a homeless shelter.

Boone planners may drop growth restriction
        BURLINGTON — A provision that would allow Boone County to explore the use of an urban service boundary to manage growth took a major hit Wednesday night.

County chooses Ohio's program to help jobless
        Hamilton County commissioners approved a plan Wednesday that could bring more than $3 million to the county to train unemployed people for jobs.

Disciplined janitors sue school board -6 over camera
        LEBANON — Use of a secret video camera to tape custodians slacking on the job has propelled Kings Local school board into the Warren County courts.

Patrick Crowley column
Elsmere fumes at jail-site choice
        ELSMERE — There are some lucky kids living in a home at the intersection of Garvey, Buffington and Autumn roads in this Kenton County suburb.

Fingerprints at '85 death scene called link to man
        HAMILTON — Two fingerprint experts testified in court Wednesday that prints lifted from the home of Ann Zwiefelhoefer the day after she was stabbed to death in 1985 matched those of Kevin W. Walls.

School chiefs want funding addressed
        ERLANGER — An equitable funding system and additional money to implement any mandated programs such as all-day kindergarten are two of the issues Northern Kentucky school superintendents want the General Assembly to address in January.

Students inspire Up With People
        INDEPENDENCE — The determination of a group of high school students working to change the way their peers treat each other has inspired Up With People to visit Northern Kentucky.

Taft has caution on using windfall
        Ohio Gov. Bob Taft said Wednesday he can't buy into Ohio Treasurer Joseph Deters' idea for collecting Ohio's $10 billion share of the tobacco settlement now rather than later.

TRISTATE DIGEST
        The developers of a new downtown Cincinnati hotel got the financial package they requested from the city to go ahead with the project.

United Way campaign nearly halfway to goal
        The United Way & Community Chest campaign is about halfway to its $58.1 million goal.

Work on new school district begins
        MONROE — Residents here have the opportunity to create a school district that meets the unique needs of their city — provided everyone gets involved.

S P E C I A L   F E A T U R E S
FALL ARTS PREVIEW
Check our big, big list of fall concerts, art exhibits, movies, and more.

Riverfest photo gallery
Select a photo for your screensaver. It's easy! We tell you how. Or just click through eight images.

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.

Focal Point
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