LOCAL NEWS FOR SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2002
New tack for execution foes
        Opponents of capital punishment realized in the early 1990s that their campaign for a national ban on executions was destined to fail, at least in the short term.
Rulings unlikely to have changed recent Ohio cases

Children's goes high-tech
        Children's Hospital is pumping more than $3 million this year into installing one of the most advanced documentation systems in the world of pediatrics, to reduce medical errors and save costs.

Luken, Allen take plunge
        Mayor Charlie Luken and Hamilton County Prosecutor Mike Allen made a big splash at the first annual “Buzz” Barbecue at Roselawn Park on Saturday afternoon.

IN THE TRISTATE
Cincinnati man dies in crash; 10 injured
        TURTLECREEK TOWNSHIP — A Cincinnati man was killed and 10 others injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday evening at the intersection of Ohio 741 and Ohio 63 in Warren County.

Obituary: Earl J. Goldsmith left legion of friends
        MADEIRA — Earl J. Goldsmith, a lawyer in Cincinnati for 52 years, died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer at Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash. The Madeira resident was 78.

Ohioans to salute past and present
        On Statehood Day, March 1, 2003, Ohio will kick off an eight-month Bicentennial celebration that will peak in summer and fall.

Site helps people share in Ohio revelry
        Progress and events of Ohio's 200th birthday party may be tracked with the help of a revamped Bicentennial Commission Web site designed to help people stay in touch.

Police pick up 132 juveniles in curfew sweep
        Cincinnati Police conducted a sweep of west-side neighborhoods early Saturday, picking up 132 juvenile curfew violators.

Tristate A.M. Report
        An ice cream vendor, hotel clerk and baker were robbed at gunpoint Friday, continuing an alarming trend of aggravated robberies throughout Cincinnati.

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
BRONSON: Real heroes
        While the rest of us enjoy the holiday weekend, some men and women are working overtime. Weekends and nights, 24/7.

HOWARD: Some Good News
        A 1987 Oak Hills High School graduate was part of the 211 Avenger Squadron which provided air support to Marines in Operation Anaconda in northeastern Afghanistan.

AMOS: More than a friend
        Twelve years ago, Rodney E. Jackson suffered a heart attack while working as a police officer and security guard. He survived, but his career in law enforcement didn't.

PULFER: Airline pilots
        You will be relieved to know that if you traveled on my airplane last week, I was not armed with nail clippers. My shoes were checked for explosives. And I was carrying only a spare tire under my cotton jacket.

BUTLER, WARREN, CLERMONT
Clinton County Fair in full swing
        WILMINGTON — Monday will be Dylan and Derek Eltzroth's first time in a Clinton County Fair hog show, but their family has been participating for three generations.

Warren prison to close 128 cells
        TURTLECREEK TWP. — A state cost-cutting move will shut down part of a prison outside of Lebanon.

OHIO
Death row appeal filed
        COLUMBUS — A man convicted of killing two college students has become the second of what is expected to be a flood of condemned killers seeking removal from death row because of mental incapacity.

Jackson investigation prosecutor appointed
        JACKSON, Ohio — The Adams County prosecutor has been appointed special prosecutor to investigate alleged misspending by city officials.

KENTUCKY
Democrats working on proposal
        FRANKFORT, Ky. — House Democratic leaders hope to make an offer to Senate leaders next week on a compromise campaign finance proposal to try to break a deadlock over the state budget, House Democratic leader Greg Stumbo said.

Doctor jailed on felony drug charges
        BURLINGTON — Police accuse a former Nashville plastic surgeon of supplying his ex-girlfriend with painkillers when the couple lived together in Walton.

Hospital may lose federal funds
        LOUISVILLE — Federal administrators have threatened to end Medicaid and Medicare payments to a hospital here beginning July 18 because of “serious deficiencies” in the way staff handled the recent fatal overdose of a teen-age patient.

Meth 'cooks' making drug labs mobile to elude police
        OAK GROVE, Ky. — Meth on wheels.

Program providing rides for seniors gets two grants
        COVINGTON — Senior Services of Northern Kentucky has received $4,000 for a popular program that helps older adults live independently.

Summer break getting shorter
        Campbell County and Dayton schools this fall will join a growing group of districts that are making summer matter.

SPECIAL
Billy Graham Mission
        Complete coverage of the four-day mission at Paul Brown Stadium.

Priests and Sexual Misconduct
        Four priests in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and two priests who formerly served in the Diocese of Covington have been suspended and/or accused of sexual misconduct in a scandal that has swept across the country. Click here for an archive of Enquirer reports.

Erpenbeck Investigation
        A. William Erpenbeck spent years building a company that appears to be crumbling. One of the Tristate's biggest home builders, the Erpenbeck Co., is under federal investigation for a suspected bank fraud that is affecting lenders, subcontractors and home owners. Click here for links to all Enquirer reports.