The Cincinnati Enquirer
Friday, Oct. 8, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 282
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JUDGE DISMISSES CITY'S GUN LAWSUIT
        The city of Cincinnati lost its lawsuit against gun manufacturers Thursday when a judge ruled that the companies are not responsible for violence committed with their products.
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Local Headlines for  Friday, Oct. 8, 1999

Police adopt new rules on shooting at vehicles
        Cincinnati police have adopted new rules governing when and how officers may use their guns — particularly when a moving car or truck is involved.

911 call to rescue dog brings charge
        MIDDLETOWN— A Middletown woman who made a false 911 call to get her trapped puppy rescued has a date in Middletown Municipal Court.

Speedway's first test: 155 mph no problem
        SPARTA, Ky. — A giant has been quietly stretching its legs in Gallatin County near Interstate 71 for more than a year. On Thursday that giant, the Kentucky Speedway, came to life with the roar of a racing engine.

State leaders: Start preparing early for Y2K
        COLUMBUS — State leaders are advising Ohioans not to wait until December to prepare for potential power outages or food shortages caused by the Y2K computer problem.

Test season opens for college-bound
        The SAT season is upon us. Tristate high school juniors and seniors will have their first opportunity this season to take the college-admission exam Saturday.
Tips on taking the SAT
Familiarity with SAT helps test-takers

Sauerkraut festival gets bigger and tastier
        WAYNESVILLE — Don't ask Bernard Benner how he gets rid of the sauerkraut smell.
Events may clog county roads

Norwood mayor, police battle
        NORWOOD — A letter signed by Mayor Joe Hochbein calling the community a “police state” has rankled the city's 46-member police division and created a rift between the city's officers and the administration.

Virtual high school to open in January
        FRANKFORT — It's for the aspiring high school student, one of perhaps two dozen in her graduating class, who wants that advanced chemistry class unavailable at her small school.

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        A guide to help make your day.

Med student grinds away toward 'someday'
        Many of his college friends are out of school now. They have their business and finance degrees and have taken jobs in the corporate world. A 21-year-old female friend will make $60,000 this year.

Around-the-world walker still going
        It's been 12 years since Steven Newman trekked into his hometown of Bethel, in Clermont County, completing a four-year, 15,509-mile solo walk around the world.

Asthma plagues youngest
        This time it was a viral infection brought on by a cold. Before that it was pollen, mold, ragweed, cold weather or air pollution.

Council investigates pay imbalance
        HAMILTON — Council members say they're looking into whether some top city officials' next paychecks might grow fatter than they ought to be.

End in sight for 'Love' and 'Realm'
        Which would be worse: Stuck in a bad marriage? Stuck inside a deadly virtual reality game? Or stuck watching these two new shows without the remote control?

Head Start workers rally today
        Newly unionized Head Start workers serving suburban Hamilton County preschoolers and their families will rally today to bring attention to their push for higher wages.

Human bones found; officials scour area
        HEBRON — Kentucky's forensic anthropologist spent hours sorting through bones, foliage and other evidence in an effort to find the killer of a person whose bones were found Thursday along Interstate 275.

Jury to decide accused killer's fate
        HAMILTON — The fate of Kevin W. Walls, who is accused of stabbing an 83-year-old woman to death 14 years ago, will be placed in hands of a Butler County Common Pleas Court jury today.

Motorcycle leads police to tow lot's stolen cars
        A sharp-eyed police officer's examination of a motorcycle led Forest Park police to other stolen vehicles last week. And more could be found through an investigation of paperwork taken from a Walnut Hills auto garage, dealer and towing company.

Sewers ordered for Green Twp. area
        The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) has ordered Hamilton County to install sewers in a Green Township subdivision declared a public health hazard because of raw sewage flowing behind homes and into Taylor Creek.

Tenants jump and run to safety
        As flames shot up the side of their Mount Auburn apartment building, the tenants helped each other through the heat and smoke to safety.

Train kills man standing on tracks in Oxford
        OXFORD — An Oxford man was struck and killed by a train early Thursday at Elm and Spring streets.

TRISTATE DIGEST
        A Madisonville man was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday for causing a fatal hit-and-run accident downtown.

Water district extending service 12 miles
        INDEPENDENCE — A total of 315 southern Kenton County homes could receive water service and enhanced fire protection as part of one of the largest expansion projects undertaken by the Northern Kentucky Water Service District.

Young teacher's work wins $25,000
        INDEPENDENCE — Elizabeth McIntosh was mired in curing computers of a virus when she agreed to attend a school assembly Thursdaymorning.

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FALL ARTS PREVIEW
Check our big, big list of fall concerts, art exhibits, movies, and more.

Riverfest photo gallery
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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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