Monday, October 08, 2001

Local Digest

Man shot in West End dies

        A New Burlington man died Sunday morning, one day after being shot in the head at a West End housing complex, Cincinnati homicide investigators said.

        Barry Woods, 40, of the 1800 block of Windmill Way, died at University Hospital at 1:19 a.m., police said.

        Mr. Woods and another man, whom police have not identified, were shot early Saturday evening in the parking lot of the Ezzard Charles apartments at 836 Clark St. The second man was shot in the lower leg and was treated at University Hospital.

        Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.

        Callers may remain anonymous and receive money for their information.

Man charged in shooting of cousin

               MIAMI TOWNSHIP — A 21-year-old Colerain Township man was charged with negligent assault in the shooting of his 17-year-old cousin Saturday in this western Hamilton County community,authorities said Sunday.

        Justin C. Marshall of the 2900 block of Banning Road is expected to be arraigned today.

        The Hamilton County sheriff's department said Mr. Marshall and his cousin, whose name was not released, were at the gravel pits near Engel's CarryOut on East Miami River Road Saturday.

        As they tried to secure a gate, the gun Mr. Marshall was carrying fired, striking his cousin in the chest, police said.

        The boy was listed in stable condition at University Hospital, the sheriff's department said.

24-hour recycling site opens in Clifton

               A 24-hour drop-off site in Clifton has opened to allow residents increased access to recycling locations.

        The site is in the back parking lot of the county Department of Environmental Services at 250 William Howard Taft Road. Enter off Highland Avenue.

        Residents can leave plastic bottles, aluminum cans, steel cans, glass bottles, newspapers, magazines, phone books, brown paper grocery bags and corrugated cardboard.

        The site is funded by the city of Cincinnati, which is seeking other locations for drop-off points.

        For information: Holly Christmann at (513) 924-7705.

Luken to speak at race relations forum

               A public forum on the politics of local race relations will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Cincinnati.

        Mayor Charlie Luken will be among the speakers.

        The program will include time for questions from the audience.

        Patricia Hill-Collins, head of UC's department of African-American studies, will introduce the session with a historical perspective on Cincinnati race relations.

        Betty Roosa of the League of Women Voters will serve as moderator.

        The program, presented by the UC Just Community Initiative, will be held in the Kresge Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, 231 Albert Sabin Way.

Candlelight event to remember attack

               HARRISON — To honor attack victims and survivors, the Harrison Recreation Commission has planned an event called “Light Up Harrison” to be held Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m.

        Participants are asked to bring a candle and line up on Harrison Avenue downtown. A light will be passed to police headquarters.

        For more information, call 367-2111.

Gathering to discuss affirmative action

               A public forum from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday will explore the University of Michigan affirmative-action case to be argued this month before a federal appeals court in Cincinnati.

        The gathering will be at the University of Cincinnati's Zimmer Hall, sponsored by the student government, student NAACP chapter and Latinos en Action at UC, and Students Together Against Racism from Northern Kentucky University.

        Michigan is appealing the trial court ruling that struck down affirmative-action policies in its law school.

        The forum is to include lawyers who are asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit to reinstate the affirmative-action policy.

Firefighters get new high-tech help

               GREEN TOWNSHIP — The township fire department now has an additional thermal-imaging camera to assist with fire search and rescue. The camera — which cost about $16,000 — was a gift to the department from the Oak Hills Kiwanis.

        “It makes the difference when we can't see our feet and when we have to crawl,” said Lt. Michael Nie, department spokesman.

        The handheld camera is not unlike the infrared cameras used on police helicopters or military night vision goggles, he said. On a recent fire run, he said, the camera found a fire behind a wall after crews had already conducted a walkthrough and found nothing.

        Three of the department's four primary engines now are equipped with the cameras. The first two cameras were donated by Mack Fire Inc., a civic association mostly made up of retired firefighters.

        “Our long-term goal is to have one on each of those engines, and now we're three-quarters of the way there,” Lt. Nie said.

Nun who's for women's ordination to give talk

               Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister will speak on “Ministering to a Wounded World” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Xavier University.

        The author, teacher and feminist is scholar-in-residence this semester at XU. Hertalk is sponsored by Xavier's Brueggeman Center for Interreligious Dialogue.

        Sister Joan will speak in the banquet room of the Schiff Family Conference Center of XU's Cintas Center.

        Admission and parking off Herald Avenue are free.

        Sister Joan is a former president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. She recently made headlines when Vatican officials failed to stop her from talking about women's ordination to the priesthood.

        Her Benedictine community in Erie, Pa., refused to impose the restriction and supported her role in an international women's ordination conference.


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