LOCAL NEWS FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2002
Tristaters put stock in private schools
Whether it's to pursue a better education or to follow family tradition, Greater Cincinnati kids are attending private schools at record-breaking rates.

Tough-talking Hagan true to his roots
        When activist Nathaniel Livingston blasted Tim Hagan last month for failing to honor the Cincinnati boycott, the Democratic candidate for governor fired right back.

Early birds catch Cinergy Field memories
At least 3,000 early arrivers - some of whom had camped out all night - lined four city blocks long Saturday morning for the chance to buy seats from Cinergy Field.

Excellent grades and hearts of gold
When you are 17 or 18 years old, it is hard sometimes to imagine that there is a world beyond the one you live in every day. But, in Greater Cincinnati, there are at least 55 young people who have shown they can see far beyond themselves.

PETER BRONSON COLUMN
What do the gravestones at Gettysburg really say?
America's Civil War battlefields are islands in time. Antietam is haunted by anger as bitter as a mouthful of ashes. Shiloh weeps like a mourner at the grave of lost innocence.

CINCINNATI - HAMILTON COUNTY
UC center caseload growing
The recently formed Pancreatic Disease Center at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center has tripled the number of patients coming to the city for specialized treatment for some of medicine's hardest-to-treat conditions.

UC takes medicine north to suburbs
WEST CHESTER TOWNSHIP - They learned about Botox injections, had their blood pressure checked, received neck massages and took home bags of popcorn, pamphlets and medical doodads.

Repeat offender faces charges here
A man who has been in and out of jails and state prison for 21 years faces prosecution on charges that he abducted, attacked and robbed two women in Hamilton and Clermont counties.

Local Digest
Former prosecutor featured on `Dateline'

Obituary: Louis Hellming, `Mr. Insurance'
Louis A. Hellming was known as "Mr. Insurance" to friends and associates.

Obituary: Dorothy Lou Purintun spread joys of reading
Known as "Ms. Dot" to her students, Dorothy Lou Purintun was a devoted teacher who was concerned about the reading skills of children.

OHIO
Issue 1 ads to start running
COLUMBUS - Backers of Issue 1, who had considered pulling the plug on their campaign, said on Saturday that they will begin airing television commercials promoting the drug-treatment ballot initiative.
KENTUCKY
List links Tristate's residents to flu shots
EDGEWOOD - For the current flu season, the Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department is giving flu shots, and health workers are referring people to a centralized list of flu shot locations in 20 Tristate counties.
Garage eases parking crunch
COVINGTON - The days of circling the block in search of a parking space should end Nov. 15 when the city of Covington opens a new 364-space parking garage at Fifth Street and Scott Boulevard.
Judge delays trial in lawsuit filed against Murray State
MURRAY, Ky. - A judge has delayed the trial involving a lawsuit filed against Murray State University's board of regents by the mother of a student killed in a dormitory fire Sept. 18, 1998.
Russian execs touring Ky. horse farms
LEXINGTON - In hopes of opening a new equine trade outlet, state officials are hosting a delegation of Russian race track executives and farm owners who will tour several Kentucky thoroughbred facilities.
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.