Tuesday, November 28, 2000

Local Digest

Adamowski given performance bonus

        Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Steven Adamowski will receive a one-time performance bonus of $6,810 instead of a raise.

        The bonus was approved Monday by the Cincinnati Board of Education.

        Mr. Adamowski received a positive review from the board in September. He later received a three-year contract extension.

        Board members said they are pleased with Mr. Adamowski's leadership in many areas, including high school redesign, a mandatory summer school to strengthen reading, redesigning low-performing schools and working with the teachers union to create a performance-based pay system.

        The board also approved 2 percent raises Monday for the district's school and central service administrators. The raises conform to the collective bargaining agreement between the board and the Cincinnati Association of Administrators and Supervisors.

        The salaries of 23 percent of these administrators were adjusted by $500 to $3,000 in performance pay.

City notes doctor's
65 years of service

               Dr. Sander Goodman, one of the longest practicing doctors in Greater Cincinnati, retires today with honors from City Hall after 65 years in medicine.

        Mayor Charlie Luken has proclaimed today Dr. Sander Goodman Day.

        Dr. Goodman, 89, treated wounded troops during World War II, served as director of medical services at Drake Hospital, as president of the medical staff at Jewish Hospital and as a longtime professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

        A graduate of UC's medical school in 1935, Dr. Goodman marveled at the many changes in medicine he has seen, from the near-eradication of polio to advances in treating heart attacks to the explosion of available medications.

        In prepared remarks, Dr. Goodman wrote: “As I leaf through the 3,500 page (Physicians Desk Reference) to check the dosage of a new drug, I can't help but to recall that my professor of pharmacology 68 years ago said, "Gentleman, to practice good medicine you need to know only 10 drugs.' ”

Boy, 5, drowns
in hotel's pool

               SHARONVILLE — A 5-year-old California boy who was with his family visiting relatives for the holiday weekend drowned Monday in a swimming pool in the Preston Hotel on Sharon Road.

        Matthew Allender, who had Down syndrome, was found at the bottom of the indoor pool, Police Lt. John Cook said. The boy, who lives in Whittier, Calif., with his parents, became separated from his family at the hotel. He was found 15 minutes later at 4:30 p.m in his street clothes in the pool.

        Fire department personnel administered CPR, but the boy was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at Mercy Hospital Fairfield, Lt. Cook said.

School, Woodlawn
issues on Feb. 6 vote

               Two issues will be on Southwest Ohio ballots in special elections Feb. 6.

        Monday was the filing deadline. • In Butler County, Edgewood City Schools residents will decide a 6.9-mill operating levy - 2 mills more than the levy voters rejected this month.

        If approved, the levy is expected bring about $2.13 million annually.

        Should the levy fail, the district would be faced with making $1.2 million in cuts by the start of the 2001-02 school year, school officials said.

        • In Woodlawn, there will be a special election in the village's four precincts Feb. 6.

        The village seeks to increase its earnings tax from 1.4 percent to 2 percent.

        The additional revenue would be used to meet increasing expenses and to maintain the present level of village services.

Fund-raiser for
ill child planned

               HARRISON — A public organizational meeting will be at 7 tonight at the Plantation, 9660 Dry Fork Road, to plan a campaign to raise money for 7 year-old Natalie Gilday. Natalie has been diagnosed with idiopathic bronchiolitis obliterans, a condition in which the body rejects its own lungs.

        Any person or organization wishing to help is invited to attend. For information, call Melissa Perleberg at (765) 647-3218.

        Doctors at Children's Hospital Medical Center are recommending a double lung transplant, and an estimated $300,000 will be needed for transplant expenses and post-transplant care.

        Tax-deductible donations can be made at any Winton Savings and Loan location, or mailed to Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA), 2501 COTA Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403, ayable to “COTA for Natalie,” account 0101186115.

Man, 21, charged
in shooting death

               A Corryville man was indicted Monday on charges of fatally shooting another man while playing with a handgun.

        Gregory Marsh, 21, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide in the death of 19-year-old Aaron Pasley. Prosecutors say the shooting took place in the basement of Mr. Pasley's apartment building in Northside.

        Mr. Marsh has alleged the shooting might have involved a game similar to Russian roulette. Prosecutors say Mr. Marsh put a bullet in the chamber of a revolver, spun the chamber, pointed the gun at Mr. Pasley and pulled the trigger.

        The gun did not fire the first time, prosecutors say, but did go off the second time Mr. Marsh pulled the trigger. Mr. Pasley was shot once in the chest.

        If convicted, Mr. Marsh faces up to 16 years in prison.


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PULFER: Does the Spirit move you?
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Mayor to face fewer charges
Battle begins over funds to clean pollution
Highlands netted $152,623 from Elder game
Mother of four reported missing
Norwood squeaker recounted today
SAMPLES: Readers defend Sunshine State
UC to OK biomedical department
Arts lawsuit decided by Friday
Butler Co. sheriff pares budget
County official accused of DUI
Gore finds support fleeting
Governor's step-mother dies
Meat firm admits to additives
School chief takes test seriously
School district wants to help its employees buy homes
St. Xavier plans food drive
Teen moms find haven
Handyman robbed of tools; gun flashed
Japanese shows kendo way
Lebanon cable costs up
Lucas loses chief of staff
Middletown isn't giving up on tax levy
One officer's crusade against substance abuse
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