Profiling forms get shaky start
        New racial profiling forms that Cincinnati police must complete on every traffic stop are often incompletely or inaccurately filled out..

NASCAR fans fill up the speedway
        Everything about Saturday night's Outback Steakhouse 300 at Kentucky Speedway was big.

Single dads embrace rewards
        This Father's Day, more than 2.2 million dads across the country are single heads of households, a 62 percent increase within a decade.

Local Headlines for  Sunday, June 17, 2001

Tristaters pitch in to clean up river
        Three teens walking Saturday along the Ohio River shoreline came upon a thick, rusted chain stuck in the ground. Since it was not part of the natural environment, they yanked and pulled at its end, but couldn't uproot it.

Parents ask for refund
        When her daughter Lynne was an infant, Deloris Hale used the $50 or so she received each week in child support to buy essentials like milk and diapers.

Sheriff catches no-pay parents
        COVINGTON — The Kenton County sheriff had a gift for some Tristate parents this Father's Day, and it wasn't a paisley tie or golf balls.

BRONSON: Grow up
        “When you write about me don't call me a racist, call me the biggest racist in Cincinnati,” said Gen. Kubaka Oba.

PULFER: Lincoln Heights

        So, if you want to see what might happen if women were in charge, you have to watch Lincoln Heights. There's Mayor Shirley Salter, by day an ergonomics coordinator at the Ford plant in Sharonville.

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Buildings tell their stories
        A historic preservation consultant recently identified 150 Kenton County properties with historic or architectural significance. Most of the buildings, or 85 percent, are residential, while the rest are commercial. The structures are scattered through Independence, Taylor Mill and unincorporated areas along Ky. 17 in southern Kenton County.

Butler, Ky. man drowns
        ALEXANDRIA — A Butler man drowned in a lake Saturday night — the sixth drowning victim in the Tristate within 10 days.

Colerain seeks firehouse site
        COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — Fire Chief Bruce Smith wants to put up one sign next month: “Future site of Colerain Township Fire Station No. 5.”

Crowd recalls, celebrates end of U.S. slavery
        As the city heals from the April riots, residents from across the Tristate gathered for a multiracial remembrance of the last slaves to be set free in the United States.

Ice balls a sweet Newport tradition
        NEWPORT — The Little League game ended and my grandson shouted to his Dad, “Can we go to Ann's for an ice ball?” Thirty years earlier my son had shouted the same request to me and three decades before that, I had asked my Dad the same question.

Leaders call for stop to gay minister ban
        LOUISVILLE — Presbyterian leaders headed home Saturday expecting their national assembly's action on gay ordinations to garner almost as much attention in churches as the Sunday sermons.

Man shot as rally decried violence
        While marchers were gathering in Bond Hill to protest black-on-black crime, a black man was injured Saturday in Over-the-Rhine, at least the 46th black-on-black shooting in six weeks.

Miss Ky. is from Louisville
        LEXINGTON — Miss Jeffersontown, Monica Hardin, was crowned Miss Kentucky Saturday night.

Mother charged when baby dies in minivan
        PADUCAH, Ky. — A McCracken grand jury has returned a second-degree manslaughter indictment against a woman accused of leaving her baby in a minivan, where the child died.

Out of the mouths of graduates
        The “typical” high school graduate is probably not what you think. In fact, many in the Class of 2001 resent the way adults often think all teens are alike.

Park looks for funding of soil wear
        ANDERSON TOWNSHIP — The Anderson Park District is waiting to hear whether they can use a state grant to help defray engineering costs on a project to control riverbank erosion of the Little Miami River that runs past its Riverside Park.

Rally attendance was low, but spirits remained high
        As she stood with about 150 other participants in Saturday's rally against black-on-black crime, Marti Otten, a 50-year-old white woman, was undeterred.

Two sought in ATM theft
        HAMILTON — Police on Saturday were still searching for two men who tied up a convenience store clerk and tried to make off with the store's automatic teller machine early Friday.

YMCA sets for expansion
        LIBERTY TOWNSHIP — The Lakota YMCA is growing again.

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