The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, Oct. 11, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 285
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WHISTLEBLOWER PROVED RIGHT
        PADUCAH, Ky. — Twenty years after his death, Joe Harding — who died with mutated joints and nail-like growths on his body — is known as a hero instead of a screwball.
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Local Headlines for  Monday, Oct. 11, 1999

School programs bring riverboat era to life
        As the sun created silhouettes against the floor, 12 perfectly poised dancers at Cincinnati's School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) waited for music.

Wake-up call for sleepy teens
        About the time Anne Safdi is ready to call it a day, her three teen-agers turn into night owls.
Teen time line
Sleep tips for teens

Housing costs stump suburbs
        It wasn't her clothes, it wasn't her hair, it wasn't her race.

Elections case goes to U.S.'s top court
        The U.S. Supreme Court this week is to consider whether to hear an appeal by black voters unhappy with at-large elections for Hamilton County judges.

Mall, market, schools set town abuzz
        MONROE — This town of 7,000 is all abuzz — and not just about their high school football team, the “Fighting Hornets.”

Unusual cast in governor's race
        COVINGTON — Kentucky voters have never seen a governor's race like the one they're seeing this year:

WorldJam bounces back from watery weekend
        It started as WaterWorldJam, but after Saturday's storms forced the cancellation of the first day of Cincinnati's newest and most diverse music festival, WorldJam dried off and came back hot.

Dave Hofmeiser column
Adults aliens on Planet Pokemon
        A quiz for parents with grade-school-age kids: When Squirtle evolves, it changes into what? Give up?

John Kiesewetter column
Channel 12 sticks with winner
        Cincinnati will be seeing a lot less of Bryant Gumbel next month than the rest of the nation.

GET TO IT
        A guide to help make your day.

Building fires set, officials suspect
        Two suspicious blazes at a North Fairmount apartment building Sunday have fire investigators concerned that a string of fires is related and an arsonist is getting braver.

Code, litter enforcers are now police
        NEWPORT — The city's building code and litter enforcement unit is now a part of the police department, giving code enforcement officers the ability to issue citations on site if necessary.

Concern for kids unites faiths
        HIGHLAND HEIGHTS — Andra Warnesord, a Catholic, held up a crayon, piece of chalk, pencil, Band-Aid, penny and pen as she prayed Sunday for the parents, teachers, medical-care providers and government leaders that can make today's children whole.

Cyclists' inspiration: 10-year-old friend
        After nine hours of cycling up steep hills and across flat terrains in California, Marcia Allen was ready to throw in the towel.

Dump old tires with no cost, penalty
        Starting Sunday, Northern Kentucky residents who have been hoarding piles of tires can dump them at designated locations, without charge or penalty.

Maple Knoll welcomes back band leader
        SPRINGDALE — Five months of health problems kept Steven Safer away from the big band dances he started at Springdale's Maple Knoll Center for Older Adults.

Prisoner escapes from Queensgate
        A prisoner climbed over a fence Sunday afternoon at the Queensgate Correctional Facility and, with sheriff's deputies chasing him, disappeared into a steel yard.

TRISTATE DIGEST
        COLUMBUS — The lack of rain in Ohio has helped people who like to find souvenirs from bygone eons: Fossil hunters searching stream beds that have not been dry for years.

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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