LOCAL NEWS FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2002
Taft hopes results woo votes
Gov. Bob Taft, running for a second term against an unknown opponent, says Ohio voters care more about his accomplishments than his charisma.

Monitor hits ground listening
Two days into his job as the monitor overseeing reforms to Cincinnati's police, Dr. Alan Kalmanoff got into a patrol cruiser Saturday night and went for a ride-along.

Busiest judge in Ohio
Starting early and returning to work many evenings and weekends is the only way to operate when you're Ohio's busiest municipal court judge.

Tristate man knew victim
It's not his friend's death that bothers James Clingman as much as the way he died — as the eighth victim of the sniper wreaking havoc in suburban Washington, D.C.
Latest updates on hunt for Washington sniper
Springboro Junior High cancels Washington trip

IN THE TRISTATE
Colleges in Ohio, Ky. sign ad pledge
Four university presidents in Ohio and three in Kentucky have signed a statement condemning threats against Jewish students and calling for intimidation-free campuses in a full-page advertisement this week in The New York Times.

Dognapped husky returns after 3 1/2-year absence
WHITEWATER TWP. — Three and a half years ago, someone severed a tie-out chain and apparently snatched Timmy, the doughnut-munching Siberian husky, from the porch of Bill Kohl's workshop.

Obituary: H. Gordon Martin
H. Gordon Martin, a pioneer in Northern Kentucky development, died Thursday of pneumonia at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood. The Union resident was 73.

Tristate A.M. Report
ANDERSON TOWNSHIP — A 25-year-old Anderson Township man has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman Friday.

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
BRONSON: Antiwar dictionary
The modern antiwar movement is like one of those 500-page sword-and-sorcery novels by J.R.R. Tolkien.

HOWARD: Some Good News
When children start asking questions about cigarettes and drugs, that is the time to tell them to say no.

PULFER: The field trip
This would be a business story, except nobody made any money. Maybe it could qualify as a kind of good news story. But it's not news.

SMITH AMOS: Dodging danger
Shawn Jones now believes he has a good chance at averting a disaster.

OHIO
Evolution may be hot topic, but not in school board races
COLUMBUS - Five state school board members are in the midst of re-election campaigns as the board nears a decision on whether alternatives to evolution should be included in new curriculum guidelines.

Teachers want say in lesson plan
COLUMBUS — An award-winning history teacher says he's upset that the state school board is planning a vote on guidelines for teaching social studies before hearing testimony on the proposal.

When to harvest organs at issue
CLEVELAND - An organization which obtains human organs for transplant has new guidelines for knowing when death occurs, but there is some doubt whether the protocol is within the law.

KENTUCKY
Candidates struggle to find distinctions
ERLANGER — Northern Kentucky congressional candidates Ken Lucas and Geoff Davis agree when it comes to giving President George W. Bush the authority to launch a military attack against Iraq.

Centre vs. Harvard win to be made into movie
DANVILLE, Ky. - Thousands watched Centre College's “Praying Colonels” back in 1921 as the small-town, Southern college took on and beat the Crimson of Harvard, 6-0.

PRESIDENT BUSH IN CINCINNATI
Bush: 'We refuse to live in fear'
Speaking to the nation from Cincinnati Monday night, President Bush made his most strongly worded argument yet for U.S. military action to take out the “murderous tyrant” Saddam Hussein.
Photo GalleryText of speech
Protesters' message: Forget war
Selective who's who invited
Walnut Hills student meets president
RADEL: Hallowed ground has heard enough of war
Truman last president to speak at Union Terminal
Analysis: Speech aimed to persuade 3 audiences
U.N. a tougher sell than U.S. heartland

9/11 SECTIONS
Tristate vigils punctuated by patriotism, grief
        At services large and small, Greater Cincinnati came together to remember the day their nation was transformed by terrorist attacks.
Sept. 11, 2002: A Photo Gallery

Firefighters, Our Everyday Heroes
        Events of Sept. 11 gave everyone a reason to appreciate firefighters and emergency workers. A special tribute to the Tristate's everyday heroes.

ELECTION 2002
Troubles no threat to Taft
        Ohio's economy has slumped, taxes have increased, college tuition has soared and scandals have plagued state government. But underfunded Democrats will have a hard time making a case to voters.
'Pivotal year' in Northern Ky. elections

SPECIAL
Great Neighborhoods: West Chester
        This special section begins a monthly series that offers a closer look at the places we call home in Greater Cincinnati.
Suburban issues get airing

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.