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Officer shoots, kills suspect
        A Cincinnati police officer shot and killed an unarmed 19-year-old man Saturday morning in Over-the-Rhine, drawing sharp criticism from residents who allege city police are using excessive force against African-Americans.

Stuck behind bars
        Jimmy Day desperately wants to leave the prison he's called home for nearly a third of his life.
Halfway house has long waiting list
Retarded offenders lost in courts

Workers at P&G ponder futures
        Two weeks after Procter & Gamble announced another round of job cuts workers are trying to decide whether retirement is worth it.

TODAY'S LOCAL HEADLINES
Local Headlines for  Sunday, April 08, 2001

Young children killed
        The screaming inside Apartment 7 began about 3 a.m. Saturday.

And the bride wore leather
        FLORENCE — Forget the tuxedo and flowing white gown. Bring on the black leather pants and vest — the only way to dress for a biker wedding.

Patrons ponder no-mail Saturdays
        Carol Chance was planting flowers in the front yard of her Green Township home Saturday morning when Dave Rebholz approached with the day's mail.

Profiling stirred student's activism
        Robert Richardson Jr. likes driving his father's cars.

PULFER: Girl Scouts
        So the Girl Scouts are getting new uniforms. Cargo pants and polo shirts. They can trade in their beanies for floppy-brimmed bucket hats.

WILKINSON: Politics
        For a bunch of fiscal conservatives, the Hamilton County Republican Party doesn't seem to mind betting on a long shot now and again.

Mayor asks for donation
        NORWOOD — Mayor Joe Hochbein took a page out of Bill Clinton's playbook by soliciting money for a legal defense fund to help pay $146,000 in legal bills from his criminal trial last year.

Milford Twp. soars to Pop. 3,254
        MILFORD TOWNSHIP — This rural township is an unlikely hot spot in Butler County.

R.I.P. SAT?
        In February, University of California president Richard Atkinson ignited a national debate by proposing that his statewide university system drop consideration of high school students' Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores in admission decisions.

BRONSON: 165 mph
        At semi-legal speed, the trip from downtown Cincinnati to Kentucky Speedway takes 40 minutes. If your Shivolay happens to have a NASCAR gear, you can do it in less than 14 minutes.

Church in Wilder evokes simpler times
        WILDER — The quiet little town of Wilder is rapidly acquiring a metropolis-like appearance. A new four-lane highway, a multi-theater complex, an indoor/outdoor soccer facility, condominiums and upscale subdivisions all are contributing to this metamorphose.

Columbus carpet warehouse burned
        COLUMBUS — A fire destroyed a carpet warehouse near downtown early Saturday, and smoldering debris forced firefighters to remain on the scene throughout the day.

Elk freed to roam Smokies
        KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The first elk to roam the Great Smoky Mountains in almost two centuries are now on their own.

Honor comes with whimsy
        SILVERTON — A police officer and a pig will share the spotlight here today when they become pieces of Silverton history at the rededication of a museum.

Lawmakers speak at militia meeting
        CLARKSON, Ky. — Two Kentucky state legislators urged grass-roots action and attacked big government in front of hundreds of militia members at a group's multistate meeting in eastern Grayson County on Saturday.

Louisville tries to bring back Atlantans
        ATLANTA — The Chamber of Commerce in Louisville, Ky., is trying to persuade Atlantans to return to their old Kentucky homes.

Mt. Healthy's McInerney leaving
        MOUNT HEALTHY — Tim McInerney, this city's safety-service director since the fall of 1997, has tentatively accepted a position as town manager of Salisbury, Mass., a seacoast town in the northeastern part of the state.

Prosecutor: Pyramid cash untraceable
        NEWARK, Ohio — A county prosecutor has decided against trying to recover money from people who allegedly started a pyramid scheme.

Sitter in kid's death: End prison term
        LEXINGTON — Karen Murphy, the baby sitter who left an infant to die in a parked car in 1999, is asking that a judge reconsider her request for early release from prison.

Title firms fold; home buyers stiffed
        COLUMBUS — Two central Ohio title companies have collapsed in recent weeks, costing dozens of homeowners and lenders in Ohio and neighboring states millions of dollars.

Turfway fading in the stretch
        FLORENCE — Officials with Turfway Park say weather problems and competing tracks may have contributed to lower attendance this year.

Wounded toddler found under dead woman
        CLEVELAND — Police say Cinderia Anderson was on a cell phone pleading for help when she was shot to death.

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