Who will take care of my children?
        Joanne Collins worries about dying. She wonders who will take care of her 52-year-old mentally disabled daughter.
'A special kind of love'

Ohio's bash big for bicentennial
        The birthday party is planned. The guest list includes more than 11 million people. Visitors are welcome.

Kings Island hunts for help
        The water is low in Greater Cincinnati's labor pool and like many employers, Paramount's Kings Island is battling to stay afloat.

Local Headlines for  Sunday, February 11, 2001

Mill cutting hundreds of jobs
        HAMILTON — Two hundred workers at the former International Paper mill are losing their jobs; the remaining 600 are taking big pay cuts, City Councilman Richard Holzberger said Saturday after talking to workers.

Money, yes - and muscle, too
        A relatively small Cincinnati foundation, started just three years ago, is gaining national attention for the way it does business.

Teaming up: Partners aplenty
        KnowledgeWorks lists more than 60 partners. Among them:

        Pat DeWine, the freshman Republican member of Cincinnati City Council, made what he thought was a simple request last week.

Coalition backs new bike path
        WEST CHESTER TWP. — It's a dream shared by a handful of communities — a bike path linking two scenic rivers — and now those communities also share a plan to make it come true.

CROWLEY: Sweet deal?
        Valentine's Day is still three days away, but Kenton County Democrats are convinced the GOP-controlled county fiscal court has given a sweetheart deal to a Republican Party contributor and activist.

Limit sought for birth control
        CRESTVIEW HILLS — Public health officials are concerned that members of Northern Kentucky's anti-abortion movement are attempting to end or disrupt family planning services — including the distribution of birth control pills and other contraceptives — at area health clinics.

Beer for brunch? Not in Covington
        COVINGTON — Sports fans who want to quaff a beer in a Covington restaurant or bar before hitting a Reds or Bengals game on Sundays may soon get their wish.

Blue ribbon whiners

BRONSON: Just the facts
        Let's play cops and robbers. You're a Cincinnati cop cruising your beat when suddenly the radio sends you on a “weapons run.”

Church has renaissance
        COVINGTON — The inscription above the entrance of the church on West Sixth Street reads Mutter Gottes Kirche (Mother of God Church).

'Daughters' day losing momentum
        Loveland City schools this week became the latest school district in Greater Cincinnati to declare it will not offer students excused absences for the annual “Take Our Daughters to Work” day April 26.

Lebanon parks on drawing board
        LEBANON — The city is developing plans for two new parks this year.

Mason Schools in the money
        MASON — Initial bids for a high school/community center complex here may mean Mason City Schools will have some money for other projects once the complex is completed next year.

Mobile-home fire in Thelma kills 2 guests
        THELMA, Ky. — Two people were killed when a mobile home in which they were guests caught fire, but the family who lived there escaped.

More than shuffleboard
        BLUE ASH — Come June, thousands of senior citizens will be visiting new digs each month for meals, fitness sessions, art classes, billiards, gin rummy and friendship.

Orthodox priest to talk at basilica
        COVINGTON — Father Robert G. Stephanopoulos, dean of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in New York, will kick off the annual Stolberg Lecture Series Monday at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 1140 Madison Ave.

Parents, teens can resolve differences
        After a week that has seen vandalism in Campbell County schools, drug arrests in Fort Thomas and drug abuse in Hamilton Township, an adolescent specialist from Philadelphia will speak today about increasing communication between parents and teens.

Veteran finally gets his Purple Heart
        PINER, Ky. — You have to look closely to see the wounds.

Tristate A.M. Report

S U N D A Y   S P O T L I G H T
Interest in death led photographer to morgue
        Thomas Condon may have gotten the idea to shoot bodies in the Hamilton County morgue from photographer Andres Serrano, whose controversial work includes a series of photos taken in a morgue in Italy.

Schedule of events
The Tristate marks Black History Month with art exhibits, lectures, concerts and special theater events.