UC drops presidential mansion plan
        Confronted by neighborhood protests, the University of Cincinnati has decided not to build a presidential mansion on one of Clifton's most historic pieces of land.

Officers' hearts hold racial profiling solution
        In his first extensive public comments on racial profiling, Cincinnati Police Chief Tom Streicher said any proposed solution must “get at what's in the officer's heart.”

Ex-NFL player files profiling complaint
        A former professional football player says Cincinnati police officers stopped his car, ordered him to lie face down on the ground at gunpoint, handcuffed him and then apologized for a case of mistaken identity.

Local Headlines for  Tuesday, March 06, 2001

Asthma's common triggers take toll
        Nearly 40 percent of children under 6 who suffer from asthma could avoid the disease if three common causes of allergy were removed from their homes: tobacco smoke, pets and the use of gas stoves for heat.

Study links pets, asthma in kids
        A new study may add documentation to the idea that pets can cause asthma in children, but allergy experts doubt that statistics will convince many people to give up the family pet.

WILKINSON: A politician anybody could like
        The thing that set James A. Rhodes, who died Sunday at the age of 91, apart from other politicians was that you could not stay mad at him.

'Average Joe' gets 5-plus years in prison
        LEXINGTON — A judge sentenced the “Average Joe” bank robber to 63 months in federal prison Monday for 11 robberies — three in Northern Kentucky.

CCY defends spending
        Hamilton County officials with the Department of Human Services said Monday they stand by their decision to cancel $5.4 million in job training contracts with the Citizens' Committee on Youth (CCY).

Flights cancelled by Northeast storm
        While the snowstorm that hit the Northeast Monday canceled dozens of flights out of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, its effect on the weather here was minimal.

Milford classrooms reopen after inspections for mold
        MILFORD — Two temporary classrooms outside Milford South Elementary will reopen today with a clean bill of health. They had been closed since Thursday while being checked for mold.

Program to add court for juveniles
        ANDERSON TWP. — A Community Juvenile Court program will open here April 2 with hearings conducted in the township Government Center building, 7954 Beechmont Ave.

Sharonville to seek earnings tax increase in May
        SHARONVILLE — City administrators this spring will turn to voters in an effort to upgrade staffing of the city fire department.

Victim's family opposes new trial
        MIDDLETOWN — Cheryl Ann Durkin was slain and dismembered — and her family doesn't think her killer deserves a new trial.

Warren team tackles abuse
        LEBANON — Police, pharmacists and medical professionals in Warren County are teaming up for the first time in an attack on the abuse of prescription drugs.

Covington hearing to weigh new beer hours
        Covington City Commission has set a hearing for 7 p.m. tonight to hear whether the public thinks establishments with drink licenses should be able to sell beer as early as 11 a.m. on Sundays.

Deters chooses finance chief
        FORT MITCHELL — Kenton County attorney candidate Eric Deters continues to fortify his campaign team, naming Bill Erpenbeck, a well-known builder and political fund-raiser, as his finance chairman.

Highlands keeps grade scale
        FORT THOMAS — Highlands High School students will still get extra credit for taking advanced courses.

Log house's fate studied
        HEBRON — There used to be an outdoor kitchen in back of the house at 1517 Conner Road. But new technology may be moving in. At jet speed.

Man charged with smuggling coke in bra
        BURLINGTON, Ky. — A 31-year-old Independence man was arrested Sunday when he tried to smuggle a brassiere filled with cocaine to his wife inthe Boone County Jail. The cocaine was found during a routine search.

Monmouth Street revamp gets preliminary OK
        NEWPORT — City commissioners — with Mayor Tom Guidugli and Commissioner Jerry Peluso abstaining — approved first reading of an ordinance Monday to start construction on the long-awaited Monmouth Street streetscape project.

County officer guilty in child-photo case
        A Hamilton County corrections officer pleaded guilty Monday to keeping photos of naked children on his home computer.

Journalists enter hall of fame
        The dean of Cincinnati baseball beat writers, the authority on the city police beat, and a longtime radio voice will be inducted into the Cincinnati Journalism Hall of Fame this year.

Kentucky Digest
        FLORENCE — The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a 5K Run and Walk on March 17 as part of Turfway Park's Spiral Stakes Festival.

Local Digest
        YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Fire destroyed the Idora Park Ballroom on Monday morning, a city landmark that operated from 1910 to 1984.

Astronaut's home takes ride
        NEW CONCORD, Ohio — The house where John Glenn built model airplanes as a boy traveled to the center of his hometown Monday, where it is to become a museum.

Hatfields, McCoys take feud to ball field
        PIKEVILLE, Ky. — The Hatfields and McCoys, Appalachia's famous feuding families, are content to settle their differences nowadays with games of softball and tug-of-war.

Horse breeder tapped for ambassador
        WASHINGTON — President Bush on Monday nominated millionaire horse breeder William S. Farish to be ambassador to Britain.

S U N D A Y   S P O T L I G H T
Tristate divided by race
        Poor race relations is one of the biggest problems facing Greater Cincinnati, limiting opportunities today and threatening the region's future, an influential group of Tristate leaders says.
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