Monday, April 30, 2001

Local Digest

p7 Man accused of firing shot at wife

        A 31-year-old Northside man who police say fired a shot at his wife was arrested early Sunday after he had barricaded himself inside his home for four hours.

        Lafayette Bradley of the 4200 block of Kirby Avenue was charged with felony assault following the 3:50 a.m. incident.

        After an argument, Mr. Bradley went inside his home and got a shotgun, came back outside and fired a shot at his wife, Cincinnati police said.

        Mr. Bradley then went back inside and barricaded himself in the house, officials said. A SWAT unit used tear gas to force him to surrender. The standoff ended about 7:55 a.m.

Health forums seek comments on spending

               The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati plans several public comment meetings in the next two weeks to gather suggestions on how to award more than $11 million a year in health-related grants.

        The Health Foundation serves a 20-county area reaching into Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. It focuses on primary care for the poor, school-based health care, substance abuse and severe mental illness.

        Meetings will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in Lawrenceburg; 2 p.m. Friday in Williamstown, Ky., and 2 p.m. next Monday, May 7, in West Chester.

        For information call (513) 241-1400 or check the foundation Web site, which is

Amberley meeting to discuss police

               AMBERLEY VILLAGE — Residents are invited to offer comments on the village police department at a public meeting tonight at 7 in the village municipal building, 7149 Ridge Road.

        The informational session is part of the department's reaccreditation process by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc.

        Anyone who would like to speak to the commission assessment team but cannot attend the public meeting can telephone comments by calling (513) 631-4466 between 1:30-5 p.m. today.

Pilarczyk, educator win UC alumni awards

               The University of Cincinnati McMicken College of Arts and Sciences will present its top alumni awards Thursday to Cincinnati Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk and to Patricia Hanna, a University of Utah scholar.

        The archbishop earned a doctorate in classics at UC in 1969.

        Dr. Hanna, a philosophy professor and dean of the College of Humanities at the University of Utah, earned a bachelor's degree in 1967 and a doctorate in 1972, both from UC.

        For reservations to the ceremony or information, call (513) 556-5858 or e-mail barbara.

Lawmakers oppose stage performance

               FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A play about a gay Christlike figure has angered some Indiana lawmakers, who are upset that it will be performed at Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne.

        This summer, IPFW students will perform Corpus Christi, which chronicles a Christlike character named Joshua who is growing up gay in modern-day Texas surrounded by 12 homosexual apostles.

        In a letter to the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Republican Sens. Tom Wyss, David Long, Charles Meeks, Robert Meeks, Harold Wheeler and David Ford condemned the production and IPFW Chancellor Michael Wartell for allowing it to continue.

        The senators, all from northeastern Indiana, remind the public in the letter that they are responsible for a significant portion of the university funding and say some people have urged them to eliminate the school's equity funding of $700,000.


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