LOCAL NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2001
Fuller beats Luken in primary
        Courtis Fuller, the 44-year-old Charter candidate who stepped out from behind a news anchor desk to run for Cincinnati's mayor, finished first in Tuesday's historic primary election.

Voter turnout low following attacks
        Suddenly Tuesday, one of the most most important events in Cincinnati history — a direct election for a strong mayor — seemed less important.

Byrd's execution delayed til Oct. 8
        A federal court that already had postponed the execution of John W. Byrd pushed it back again to Oct. 8.


ATTACK ON AMERICA
Blood donors flood center
        Tristate residents opened their veins in response to the attacks in New York City and Washington.

Text of President Bush's speech
        Text of President Bush's televised national address from the Oval Office Tuesday after terrorist attacks across the East Coast earlier in the day, as transcribed by eMediaMillWorks, Inc.:

Can it happen here?
        Cincinnatians woke today to a world changed by terrorism.

City scenes of carnage and kindness
        NEW YORK — A nightmare descends on the city that never sleeps.

Clergy: Resist urge for vengeance
        Cincinnati-area clergy began opening their doors and offering words of hope and comfort as details of Tuesday's attacks unfolded.

Could it ever happen here?
        The unfathomable terrorist attacks Tuesday on the country's financial and military centers left Cincinnatians wondering how likely a target their city might be.

Facts about recent attacks
        Greater Cincinnati residents will wake up this morning and likely have many questions about how Tuesday's attacks will affect their lives. Here are some of those questions and answers:

Famed towers became symbols of inhumanity

        Indeed, only Malaysia's Petronas Tower I and Petronas Tower II, each at 1,483 feet; Chicago's Sears Tower at 1,450 feet; and the Jin Mao Building in Shanghai, China, at 1,381 feet, stood taller, according to the World Almanac.

Fire led to collapse
        Fire that swept through the World Trade Center's twin towers likely led to their collapse about 90 minutes after being hit by hijacked airliners, structural engineers say.

Grief, fear take hold as calamity unfolds
        As the horror unfolded in New York and Washington, Cincinnati gathered in churches and huddled around televisions with co-workers Tuesday. As the World Trade Center towers came crashing down, some wept.

Hebrew Union only local college to close
        Hebrew Union College on Clifton Avenue closed Tuesday after terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Local lawmakers add voices to chorus
        WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve Chabot described terrorist attacks on the nation's financial and military targets Tuesday as a “declaration of war” that must be quickly avenged.

Millions look to Internet for latest news
        Millions of people turned to the Internet on Tuesday for news about the terrorist strikes in New York and Washington, D.C.

'Most horrific ... ever'
        As Tristate residents struggled to comprehend Tuesday's attacks, historians and war veterans pondered how the shocking, chaotic day of horror compared to our nation's previous experiences.

News can traumatize children
        Imagine the fears that surfaced in the mind of a child watching the coverage of the World Trade Center and Pentagon on TV Tuesday. Could that happen here? Am I safe?

PULFER: Time to show our mettle
        They are still counting the bodies in New York City.

Pupils watch history unfold
        Students across the Tristate crowded around television sets Tuesday, watching in disbelief as the most unimaginable history lesson unfolded before their eyes.

RADEL: Attacks hit our hearts
        Never again will American schoolchildren stand in a playground and look up in innocent wonder at a passenger jet.

Residents cautious after attacks
        As the World Trade Center and Pentagon burned, tensions were high for local and national Arab-Americans, Muslims and Jews.

1,200 stuck at airport
        HEBRON — More than 1,200 travelers were stranded in the Tristate on Tuesday night because of the unprecedented cancellation of all commercial air traffic nationwide.

Terrorists' hijackings explode myth that U.S. airports are secure
        HEBRON — As the shock of Tuesday's events reverberated throughout the nation, so did the questions about how could it have happened in the first place.

TV burned images into our collective conscience
        It was the ultimate reality TV — and the most surreal.

Worried motorists make run on gas
        Motorists were driven to stand in line for gasoline Tuesday at gas stations across Greater Cincinnati, as prices shot up 25 cents or more per gallon following that morning's terrorist attacks.

IN THE TRISTATE
Competency ruling delayed in Bryant case
        Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Sylvia Sieve Hendon, who is handling the case of the two boys accused of beating to death an 8-year-old Northside girl, has ordered opposing sides to return to court Sept.20.

CPS considers evening out money among its schools
        Some Cincinnati Public schools will be winners and others will lose out if officials choose to make local school funding more equitable within the district.

BUTLER, WARREN, CLERMONT
Carthage man pleads not guilty in wife's slaying death
        The Carthage man charged with killing his wife pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of murder.

Firefighter settles harassment suit
        MASON — A tentative settlement has been reached in a former firefighter's sexual harassment lawsuit against ex-Fire Chief Billy Goldfeder and the city.

Reigniting the Comet spirit
        MASON — Getting to know classmates at a large high school can be a daunting experience.

UC hopes new logo serves as brand aid
        When classes start Sept.20, the University of Cincinnati will have a new logo as the latest step in its search for a new image.

Witness: Landfill costly to develop into home lots
        LEBANON — It would cost more than $3 million just for the fill dirt needed to turn land next to a closed Warren County landfill into a subdivision of homes, landfill manager Robert Dolder testified Tuesday.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT
Downtown awaits promised comeback
        In 1996, Cincinnati was promised an economic boom if it raised taxes and built two new stadiums. That promise may be years away.