The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 50
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FLOODING HITS FALMOUTH, MAY SPARE US
Heavy rains Friday sent Falmouth, Ky., residents scurrying as the Licking River spilled over its banks again.
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Local Headlines for  Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000

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Let children learn what they love to do
        Those of us who spend any time observing children eventually come to one conclusion: There are things you know when you're a child that you don't know as an adult.

County may form stadium authority
        There may soon be a stadium authority in place to oversee the completion of Paul Brown Stadium and the entire construction of the Reds ballpark, as well as manage both stadiums.

Surprise cost hikes common
        The controversy that has erupted here over Bengals stadium construction costs is brewing in other major-league cities, too.

'Cheapest' gas is still $1.39
        If you are going to drive a circle tour of the Tristate via Interstate 275, and you want to save on gas, fill up your tank in Hebron, Ky.

Ohio atttorney general wants Justin case
        COLUMBUS — Ohio's attorney general says Ohio courts should have kept jurisdiction in the high-profile, two-state custody battle over Justin.

Walgreen's move to cost city $3.7M
        It is going to cost Cincinnati taxpayers $3.7 million to relocate Walgreens a few doors from where the city uprooted it in 1998.

Downtown shop closes after 95 years
        Buck Kathman stands behind the counter, quietly trying to explain it to his customers — struggling and failing to hide his emotions.

Taft denies McCain tiff
        COLUMBUS — Republican Party leaders in Cleveland say the office of Gov. Bob Taft tried to prevent them from accepting GOP presidential candidate John McCain as a speaker at a fund-raiser.

Dems seeking to oust DeWine differ little
        COLUMBUS — Strapped for cash and desperate for a candidate to challenge a well-financed incumbent, Ohio Democrats flirted with running TV talkmeister Jerry Springer for the U.S. Senate this year.

GOP rivals call DeWine soft
        COLUMBUS — Mike DeWine's campaign for a second U.S. Senate term is already focused on beating whichever of the four Democrats wins a primary picking his November opponent.

LaRosa's becomes police substation
        FOREST PARK A police officer filling out reports in a dark cruiser sparked a bright idea in Ed Meiners. The owner of LaRosa's on Northland Boulevard has donated a room at the back of his restaurant for a police substation.

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.

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H.T. Chen dances are savory blend
        There's a traditional Chinese feel to the dances of H.T.Chen — but the look is all-American modern.

Strauss, old Vienna enliven Music Hall
        The Cincinnati Pops waltzed into the new millennium Friday night.

Bacteria found in chicken destined for schools
        Investigators testing for possible contamination of Gold Kist chicken nuggets and patties obtained for use by Ohio schools found bacteria in one of the 96 samples tested, officials said Friday.

County race down to one
        NEWPORT — The election for Campbell County Commonwealth Attorney in November has been decided.

Deerfield inquiry under way
        DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP — A private October meeting at a restaurant has landed three Warren County deputies in trouble and spurred an investigation into whether Deerfield Township trustees violated Ohio's open-meetings law.

Fairfield councilman asked to quit
        FAIRFIELD — Several city council members called for the resignation of Councilman Jon V. Saylor Friday, a day after the Butler County Board of Elections concluded that he committed voter fraud in the November election.

Green Twp. snags road money
        GREEN TOWNSHIP — The township will get close to $1 million in state grants this year that will help reconstruct three streets by late 2001.

Killing statement allowed
        HAMILTON — A Butler County judge refused Friday to bar a statement to a sheriff's detective made by a Wayne Township woman accused of killing her newborn daughter.

Officials want city reclassified
        INDEPENDENCE — Officials in this fast-growing Kenton County city have asked the Kentucky General Assembly to reclassify Independence as a third-class city.

Peace is active, Assisi friar says
        CRESTVIEW HILLS — Peace is a way of living life, not simply an ethereal feeling, a Franciscan friar from Assisi, Italy, told Thomas More College students Friday. “Peace is not something that stops war but something that is positive,” Father Gian Maria Polidoro said.

Property tax would be higher if Monroe updates own schools
        MONROE — Residents could face a tab of up to $24 million if officials of a new Monroe local school district decide to start from scratch on school buildings.

Quilts made to give away
        LIBERTY TOWNSHIP — The compassion of a group of high school girls is measured in the exacting patterns of color, design and care put into quilts they create for the needy.

Racer won't face further sex charges
        LEBANON — Harveysburg racecar driver Jerry Johns will be spared another trial involving allegations that he supplied teenage girls with alcohol, showed them pornographic movies and asked them to pose provocatively for photographs.

Residents to discuss parking
        NORWOOD — A city consideration to eliminate on-street parking in front of about 10 Edmondson Avenue homes opposite the new Rookwood Commons development has prompted a city councilwoman to launch community meetings to discuss resident concerns.

Suspect's claims of incompetency disputed
        COVINGTON — A man accused in a killing who claims, through his attorneys, to be incompetent to stand trial is actually a smart man and a good artist who's pretending to be psychotic, a state psychiatrist says.

Teen rider hopes to make U.S. team
        HEBRON — Dressed in sleek black and spurs, sitting high atop a horse, she'll be riding today for the chance to represent her country in one of the most prestigious equitation competitions in the world.

Theater to drop curtain on '60s wide-view films
        DAYTON, Ohio — The final credits will roll on Cinerama films at the only U.S. theater showing the wide-view movies that peaked in popularity in the 1960s.

TRISTATE DIGEST
        A 45-year-old Over-the-Rhine man died Friday from gunshot wounds he received in a shooting late Thursday.

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Check our FREETIME section for a calendar of the year's best entertainment events in the Tristate. Also, get movie, dining and music reviews.

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