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Peaceful marchers cry out for justice
        June Gragston was there with her grandson, both walking slowly north on Vine Street, compressed in a march that stretched at least two blocks and spilled over to the sidewalks.

Strong schools, strong cities
        More than 20,000 people left Hamilton County in the urban exodus of the Nineties - yet plenty of families found reason to stay and even move in.
School improvements at selling point for city's home sales

Streets starting to shape up
        Cincinnati's street repair program, plagued by financial mismanagement and a staggering backlog during the 1990s, is slowly but surely catching up to 2001, city officials said Friday.

TODAY'S LOCAL HEADLINES
Local Headlines for  Sunday, June 03, 2001

Rain doesn't stop crowd from enjoying Summerfair
        Saturday's Summerfair crowd couldn't shake the rain and damp chill in the air, but the poor weather never stood between them and the unique arts and crafts that make the annual event special.

Warm weather hung up out West
        Where are the season's traditional sunny skies and warm temperatures? And, when are they coming home to the Tristate from Colorado?

BRONSON: Liberals' hero
        Journalists run in a herd, and right now they're running all over the Bush ranch like stampeding cattle.

CROWLEY: Jumping parties
        Funny how perceptions can change depending on aisle position when an elected official switches parties.

WILKINSON: Money talks
        We're not sure what Emily Post would say on the subject, but if you have a politician to whom you owe a debt of thanks and want to follow the proper etiquette, you can't go wrong with the following advice:

Ball players visit students
        FAIRFIELD — Reds first baseman Sean Casey and broadcaster Joe Nuxhall didn't talk baseball last week when they visited Fairfield's Central Elementary School.

Cell phone ban musters little support
        COLUMBUS — A bill that would ban most cell phone calls by motorists has been introduced in the Legislature, but chances of its passage appear unlikely.

'Clean Air' means lower Metro bus fares
        Metro bus riders will enjoy a boost in disposable income beginning Monday when the public transportation company embarks on its annual “Clean Air Fare” summer.

Covington chooses proposals
        COVINGTON — Plans to create a middle school and put advanced placement programs in every elementary school jumped ahead of the pack Saturday as the Covington school board picked through a smorgasbord of proposals to realign its schools.

Diabetic man bikes 100 miles
        ROSS TOWNSHIP — Bob Mallie did something special on his 25th anniversary.

Health director refuses to leave job
        LOUISVILLE — Dr. Melinda Rowe remained in her job as director of the Jefferson County Health Department despite a deadline for her to leave the post.

Kings test scores are top-notch
        DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP — With Thursday's release of fourth- and sixth-grade proficiency test scores, Kings Schools officials believe they will move into the state's top ranking — held by fewer than 5 percent of Ohio's schools — when Ohio Report Cards are issued next January.

Landlord forced into rental unit
        COLUMBUS — A landlord required by court order to move into one of his dilapidated rental units has spent his first night in his new home.

Now and Then
        NEWPORT — Lemon-lime, cream soda, sarsaparilla, root beer and Vichy water are just a few of the soft drinks that were bottled and sold by Newport Mineral Water Co.

OSU students get 28 mpg from SUV
        COLUMBUS — A group of Ohio State University students says it has found a way to get 28 miles per gallon of gas out of a sport utility vehicle at highway speeds.

Riverboat cited for sewage releases
        BRIDGEPORT, Ind. — State environmental regulators have cited the Caesars riverboat casino for major waste-water discharge violations that sent improperly treated sewage into the Ohio River.

Schools won't get vacation
        WEST CHESTER TOWNSHIP — Just two days after classes end this week, bulldozers will replace students at Lakota East and West high schools.

Spinney named Clermont County administrator
        BATAVIA — David Spinney, who has served as interim Clermont County administrator since March, will become the new county administrator on June 18.

Taylor Mill neighbors fight plan for road
        TAYLOR MILL — Residents of a Taylor Mill neighborhood are once again banding together to fight a proposed state road that would serve Fidelity Investments' south Covington business campus.

Third meningitis case confirmed
        ALLIANCE, Ohio — Local and state health officials confirmed a third case of meningitis Saturday, prompting hundreds of residents to line up outside two hospitals to get preventive antibiotics.

Tillery presses activism at polls
        Several hundred people on Saturday packed the Allen Temple AME Church at Swifton Commons for Cincinnati's first African-American Political Caucus Kickoff Rally and March.

University course explores rap music culture
        BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — The subject is barely older than the students. It's Hip-Hop 101, and it's the newest class at Bowling Green State University.

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