Monday, January 29, 2001

Local Digest


Public has say on riverfront plazas

        Cincinnati city officials will conduct presentations at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday regarding the pedestrian plazas over Fort Washington Way.

        This is another series of forums to solicit public input regarding Fort Washington Way and the Central Riverfront Park. Officials are seeking ideas about the plazas' character and use.

        Both sessions will be at Huenefeld Tower, Main Library, 800 Vine St., downtown.

        Information: Call David Prather at 421-4085.
       

Abortion-rights advocates discuss Bush's stance

               “Chipping Away at Roe: Will Bush Dismantle Abortion Rights?” will be the topic at a Cincinnati National Organization for Women meeting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 5 at the First Unitarian Church in Avondale.

        The speaker will be Sarah Osmer, political organizer for Ohio National Abortion Rights Action League in Columbus.

        The public is welcome. Information: 852-9948.
       

Breast cancer license plate proposed

               PLYMOUTH, Ind. — A proposed auto license plate would raise money to benefit breast cancer research.

        Breast cancer survivor Nancy Jaynes of Plymouth is leading the drive for the new plate. “Lives will be saved, not only by funding research, but women who see the plate on cars may well be reminded that it is time for their own mammogram,” she said.

        Rep. Gary Cook, D-Plymouth, plans this week to introduce a bill to create the new plate.

Man charged with stealing heater

               An Over-the-Rhine man has been charged with breaking and entering after police say he stole a heater, Cincinnati District 5 police said.

        Duane Wade, 43, of the 200 block of W. 12th St. is accused of stealing the heater from a building in the 2300 block of Clifton Avenue at 4:05 p.m. Saturday.
       

Ohio congressman nominated for Nobel Prize

               South Korean lawmakers recommended U.S. Rep. Tony Hall, D-Ohio, as a candidate for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, state news agency Yonhap said Sunday.

        Twenty-six ruling and opposition lawmakers sent a letter of recommendation to the Nobel Foundation in Oslo, Norway, on Jan. 15, citing Mr. Hall's contribution to establishing peace on the Korean peninsula and addressing hunger in North Korea and other parts of the world.

        The congressman was un available for comment Sunday.

        Mr. Hall, of Dayton, has visited North Korea, Ethiopia, Iraq and other hunger-stricken nations for many years to assess food shortages and appeal for international aid. He founded the Congressional Hunger Center to study and publicize hunger issues.
       

33 hurt in wreck during ski trip

               MONROEVILLE, Pa. — A tour bus carrying 38 Ohioans on a ski trip overturned Saturday morning on a ramp to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, injuring 33 people, two seriously.

        The names of the three people — a 55-year-old woman and two 9-year-old boys — still hospitalized Saturday evening were not immediately available.

        The bus was one of three carrying employees and others on a trip from Trinity East and Trinity West hospitals in Steubenville, Ohio, to Seven Springs Mountain Resort, about 70 miles east of Pittsburgh, KDKA television reported.

        The bus overturned at 9:44 a.m. after crashing through a guide rail on a ramp leading from U.S. 22 to the eastbound turnpike. The bus was traveling too fast, state police said.

       



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