The Cincinnati Enquirer
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 26
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3 FACE FIRING IN STREET DECEPTION
        Three of Cincinnati's top engineers are on paid administrative leave and face discipline that could include firing for not catching seven years of fabricated road repair reports.
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Local Headlines for  Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000

Voters tired of the trivial
        The road to the White House, which so far has played out on snowy Iowa and New Hampshire street corners and in cable news debates, will soon run through the Stag Barber Shop in Avondale.

UC to add life to campus
        After years spent improving academic buildings, University of Cincinnati leaders are turning their attention to students' other needs.

Ex-Red indicted in deadbeat-dad case
        Former Cincinnati Reds outfielder Kal Daniels was indicted Tuesday on charges of failing to pay child support for his son. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

Japan mission aims for trade
        COLUMBUS — Even though Japan is mired in recession, Gov. Bob Taft said Tuesday he chose the country for his first overseas trade mission to strengthen economic ties with Ohio.

Legislator: Payday loans need rules
        Continuing to take a microscope to the practices of the payday lending industry, state Sen. Mark Mallory said Tuesday he was pleased by a set of industry standards introduced to ensure consumers get the best service from these businesses.

Bitter cold should end by weekend
        While the East Coast was being dumped on by snow Tuesday, the Tristate continues to battle bitter cold weather.

Blackwell N.H. point man for Forbes
        Republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes will spend the next six days in New Hampshire hammering at front-runner George W. Bush's record as Texas governor, said Cincinnatian Ken Blackwell, the national chairman of the Forbes campaign.

City wants buyouts back
        LEBANON — Council passed emergency legislation Tuesday night to seek the return of money from three high-ranking city employees who received early retirement buyouts without council's knowledge.

Delhi man charged in threats on Furman
        Cincinnati police arrested a Delhi Township man late Monday who allegedly threatened to kill a WLW-AM (700) talk-radio host.

Fired Rumpke driver gets $500,000
        Sensing an injustice in employment practices at Rumpke Container Services in Springdale, Hamilton County Common Pleas jurors awarded $500,000 to a former driver who said he was a victim of age discrimination.

Cliff Radel column
Compact could have killed mine
        Boone County can't seem to stop an underground limestone mine from opening for business. The county looks powerless to control its destiny and maintain the nature of the community.

Roeding gets surprise challenge
        FRANKFORT — State Senate President Pro Tem Dick Roeding, a Kenton County Republican who party leaders predicted would run unopposed for re-election this year, drew a surprise primary challenge Tuesday from Boone County Commissioner Robert Hay.

Northern Ky. primary picture
        Covington's mayoral race will have its first primary in 21 years, and the Kenton County commonwealth attorney learned at Tuesday's filing deadline that he will face opposition in November.

N.Ky. gets its share of budget
        FRANKFORT — Unlike past legislative sessions, Northern Kentucky didn't land a blockbuster, multimillion-dollar project Tuesday when Gov. Paul Patton released the bulk of his two-year state budget.

NKU considers faculty review
        HIGHLAND HEIGHTS — Faculty at Northern Kentucky University could face a new review policy after they gain tenure and regulations that govern ownership of “intellectual property.”

Queen City's moments to shine reflected in book
        There's a new book about a city that is hard not to love. It's a city of romantic sites and daring deeds, of caring people and good times, a place that treasures small-town values as it pursues big-city dreams.

John Kiesewetter column
The 'acting' White House
        BURBANK, Calif. — Walking through The West Wing, you're surrounded by the global power of the president of the United States.

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Getting married? Be in our 'Love Story'
        Send us your love story and tell us how you plan to make your millennium wedding special. We'll share readers' stories on Valentine's Day.

Margaret A. McGurk column
Music takes center stage at Sundance
        PARK CITY, Utah — Peter Gabriel made a surprise appearance at the Sundance Film Festival before a tiny but enthusiastic audience on the third floor of the Elks Club building on Main Street.

Ask away on school split
        MIDDLETOWN — With questions mounting as a vote on the Middletown/Monroe schools split nears, a Warren County educator has been given the role of answer man.

Funds to allow buyout of flooded homes
        COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — Federal and state funds have been approved to begin the process of buying out 16 homeowners in the township who have been repeatedly subjected to flooding over the years.

Health board OKs license for landfill
        WHITEWATER TWP. — The Hamilton County Board of Health on Tuesdayapproved an operating license for a local company to build a landfill on Ohio 128.

Land rezoned for new megamall
        MONROE — City Council cleared a major hurdle for a proposed mall Tuesday by rezoning 331 acres in Corridor 75 Park that would make up the bulk of the mall site.

Man held on $500K bond in shooting
        LEBANON — A South Lebanon man remains in the Warren County Jail on $500,000 bond for allegedly shooting a neighbor last week outside their High Street apartment building.

More options for prepaid tuition
        COLUMBUS — Ohioans who contribute to the state's prepaid tuition program would get tax relief and a chance for a better return on their investment under a bill approved Tuesday by the Ohio House.

New board to review property code rules
        COVINGTON — A group of Covington residents could soon be reviewing building code citations issued to property owners who don't remove weeds or garbage.

School treasurer leaves for Mason
        MASON — Richard Gardner will leave Cincinnati Public Schools on May 1 to become treasurer of the Mason schools.

Scoring error fixed; man to be on court clerk ballot
        COVINGTON — A Villa Hills man who was told he had failed the qualifying exam for Kenton County Circuit Court Clerk was officially back in the race Tuesday, after state officials double-checked his test and found that it had been incorrectly scored.

Series of ATV thefts targeted
        BATAVIA — A few weeks after selling a customer an all-terrain vehicle, Honda sales manager John Sievering saw the man again. He wanted another ATV.

Students sentenced in plotting massacre
        CLEVELAND — Two teen-agers must spend at least a year in custody for leading a plot to conduct a Columbine-style massacre at South High School, while two accomplices must be held for at least six months, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Teacher testifies she was shot at
        COVINGTON — Sarah K. Jackson, a Ryle High School teacher, was leaving for work one morning with her son in her car when the crack of gunshots sounded around her.

TRISTATE DIGEST
        The Cincinnati Federation of Teachers launched an advertising blitz by mail and radio Tuesday,aiming to rally public support as labor negotiations heat up.

S P E C I A L   F E A T U R E S
crystal ball Make your plans for 2000
Check our FREETIME section for a calendar of the year's best entertainment events in the Tristate. Also, get movie, dining and music reviews.

Newsmakers of the future
Want to know the future? Check out this list. We call it “21 to watch” — 21 rising stars in the fields of news, politics, business, arts and entertainment, food and sports for the 21st century.
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baby First moments of 2000
A young couple greets midnight with a kiss. Twenty-six minutes later, the first local baby is born. Five hours later, Cincinnati's first homicide. Here's our timeline of 1/1/00.
Newport sees light turnout for bell

Local news year in review
Even though the weather was lousy, Greater Cincinnati spent most of 1999 basking in the glow of prosperity.
'99 In Review stories
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Presenting our list of the 100 Greatest Cincinnatians of All Time ... Well, no, they're not all really great. And there's more than 100. Hey, so what. It's our list.

Historic front pages
The Enquirer revisits the forces that have shaped the last century with this look back at historic front pages.
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