The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 283
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TORNADO VICTIMS WAIT FOR REPAIRS
Today marks the six-month anniversary of the April 9 tornado. Overall, residents say the recovery — both financial and emotional — is a work in progress. Repairs are slow. Results are mixed.
Community rises from the debris
Sirens installed after tornado
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Local Headlines for  Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999

Krista Ramsey column
Listen to your child's learning clues
        About this time of year — six weeks or so after school has started — a small voice starts asking us parents some troubling questions. It is a mother's voice, a father's voice, occasionally even a grandparent's voice. And it asks, “Is everything all right with my child?”

Prosecutor: Cop led 'double life'
        For a Cincinnati police officer, Rolando Underwood apparently kept some pretty strange company.

Plaque doesn't end pain of UC radiation case
        After years of legal wrangling, the University of Cincinnati this week erected a plaque memorializing cancer patients who unknowingly participated in an 11-year military-sponsored study designed to gauge the effects of a nuclear attack.

Radiation controversy outlasts lawsuit
        Nestled in an old corner of the University Hospital grounds stands a sad little courtyard with a single tree, three park benches and two picnic tables that once was called a “therapeutic garden.”
Chronology of radiation study

Big projects aren't key to city's rebirth, expert advises
        Author Roberta Brandes Gratz has seen what's brought struggling cities back to life.

Football team visits, plays with Drake patients
        Drake Center patients crushed the Thomas More College Saints in one of the hottest games this year. Hot potato, that is.

Man gets life for 1985 killing
        HAMILTON — Since the brutal murder of 83-year-old Ann Zwiefelhoefer in 1985, her loved ones have lived with the fear that her killer would never be caught.

Online 'search angels' help people find loved ones
        WEST CHESTER — Tina Johnson anxiously awaited the noon arrival of the woman who had given birth to her 36 years earlier. When the doorbell rang, Mrs. Johnson fumbled a little to get the video camera working, then paused for a few moments before opening the door.

Patton: Penalize teen-age smokers

        Kentucky already prohibits the sale of tobacco products to minors, which some lawmakers say represents a bold move to crack down on teen-age smoking in a tobacco-rich state.

Rev. Lowery criticizes senators for blocking nominee for judge
        Calling it a “judicial lynching” that indicates elitist, racist forces are threatening to remake the United States, the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery chided U.S. Sens. George Voinovich and Mike DeWine for rejecting an African-American federal judge nominee.

World Peace Bell may ring worldwide
        NEWPORT — The ringing of the World Peace Bell here throughout the day and night on New Year's Eve may be carried live around the world by Cable News Network.

Cathedral caretaker oversees all
        COVINGTON — While parishioners seek salvation at the historic Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, maintenance man Chris Bagialtsalief is there to make sure the roof doesn't leak, the plumbing doesn't fail and the gargoyles don't fall apart.

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        A guide to help make your day.

3 admit guilt in corruption, tax case
        Three men pleaded guilty Fridayin U.S. District Court in Cincinnati to public corruption and tax offenses in a scheme to profit from one man's position as head of an air regulatory agency in Steubenville.

Covington mayor race is off to an early start
        COVINGTON — A Covington mayoral election that will be one of the most crowded and hotly contested in years began Friday night when former police officer Ray Murphy became the first candidate to formally enter the race.

Fired firefighter has his job back
        HAMILTON — A Hamilton firefighter who was fired for violating the department's residency requirement has his job back, but will serve a 10-shift, unpaid suspension.

Investigation prompts officials to check on foster children
        A newspaper investigation of the largest nonprofit foster-care provider in the state, with headquarters in the northwestern Ohio town of Delphos, has led Hamilton County officials to take a close look at the 58 local children in its care.

Kroger home glistens again
        Barney Kroger's old house wasn't for sale, but Tylene Cronin bought it anyway.

Principal's exit bittersweet
        MASON — You'll have to excuse Chuck Mason if heseemed a little emotional this week.

Section of Regional Highway to open today
        HAMILTON — The first major section of the Butler County Regional Highway is scheduled to open this morning.

Store seen as symbol of renewal
        COVINGTON — Within six months, a boarded-up former Thriftway store in the 1600 block of Madison Avenue will be transformed into an IGA Service Plus grocery, a move described by city and community leaders as a symbolic rebirth of a blighted block.

Tiny Corwin repays big debt
        CORWIN — Conservative spending and a determined spirit have pulled this tiny northern Warren County village from a quagmire of debt.

TRISTATE DIGEST
        SOUTH BLOOMFIELD, Ohio — The driver of a school bus that crashed and overturned on a rural highway, injuring 38 students, has been cited for failure to control the vehicle, authorities said.

Wedding brought to you by sponsors
        MOUNT HEALTHY — The invitations have gone out, sponsorships have been lined up.

Welfare rolls net fugitives
        A sweep of fugitive felons receiving welfare checks in Hamilton County this week has netted 30 arrests and resulted in 18 wanted persons being taken off the public dole.

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
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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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