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White flight tipping balance
        Cincinnati's population is tipping; with 45,000 fewer whites living in the city, African-Americans and other nonwhites are close to becoming the majority populace, Census statistics show.
Shifts to east, north noted

Big money for smaller schools
        Millions of dollars aimed at creating smaller high schools are at work in two Tristate districts.
CPS ready to begin
West Clermont plans overhaul

Cold of little importance to the not-so-Irish
        It could not have been colder on Galway Bay bluff than it was in downtown Cincinnati Saturday during the 35th annual St. Patrick's Day parade

TODAY'S LOCAL HEADLINES
Local Headlines for  Sunday, March 18, 2001

Creation Museum gets step closer
        PETERSBURG, Ky. — On this day the heavens didn't cooperate.

BRONSON: Porn peddlers
        General Motors, the biggest brass in the corporate army, is peddling porn.

PULFER: Sabin Center
        We're trying to be smart this time. The new Paul Brown Stadium may be of questionable economic value, but it surely is a priceless cautionary tale. Mike Brown threatened to take his business elsewhere, and this community handed him the keys to the riverfront, along with our Visa Platinum Card.

WILKINSON: Politics
        Most of the time, members of a state delegation of the U.S. Congress have little use for their counterparts in the state legislature.

Center funding in jeopardy
        COVINGTON — The Northern Kentucky Community Center is scrambling to produce financial records to satisfy the United Way, which may further slash its donations to the center if the documentation is not forthcoming.

Creditors question Wilkinson about bankruptcy
        LEXINGTON, Ky. — Former Gov. Wallace G. Wilkinson told creditors he can account “for every penny and every dollar” of the huge amount he borrowed and said they “greatly harmed” his companies by forcing him into Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Fairfield Schools tie raises to goals
        FAIRFIELD — Raises for administrators in Fairfield Schools soon will be tied to how well they meet goals established by themselves, the superintendent and the school board.

Funding of schools examined
        Northern Kentucky opponents of the state's school funding system may finally get some attention.

Gardens planted from past
        SHARONVILLE — An unusual garden club is taking root at Historic Southwest Ohio Inc.'s Heritage Village Museum in Sharon Woods.

Golf Manor Council wants teeth in dog law
        GOLF MANOR — Village Council has proposed a get-tough law for owners of pets considered dangerous or vicious.

Hamilton, Fairfield celebrate trees
        HAMILTON — Arbor Day, celebrated nationally April 27, will take on new meaning in Hamilton and Fairfield this year.

Park's deer to get shot - with birth control
        CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS — Metropolitan park officials are going to try needles instead of bullets to control the growing deer population, a method suggested by people who oppose the annual shooting of hundreds of deer in the parks.

Republican leaders debate education plan
        COLUMBUS, Ohio — The day after Speaker Larry Householder surprised state government with the House Republicans' school funding solution, Senate President Richard Finan gave a vivid reminder that Ohio has two other Republican leaders — himself and Gov. Bob Taft.

Researchers find a link to estrogen
        LEXINGTON — Researchers at the University of Kentucky discovered more than two years ago that the estrogen produced by a woman's ovaries plays an important role in protecting the brain.

Science fair coming to NKU
        While George Gore has always relished opportunities to judge science fairs, he was disappointed that entrants in Miami University's fair were exclusively from Southwest Ohio.

Second of two county seats was built in 1840
        ALEXANDRIA — Kentucky legislators decreed, “each county seat should be centrally located, enabling any citizen of the county to travel by horseback to the courthouse, conduct his business, and return home the same day.”

State appoints guardian for evangelist's wife
        COLUMBUS, Ohio — A woman who married an evangelist nine days following the death of her first husband has been found to be legally incompetent.

Winners end up smelling like roses

Tristate A.M. Report