LOCAL NEWS FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2002
$10K-plus tuition worth it, parents say
Despite the sagging economy in recent years and rising tuition rates, enrollments have been steady or rising since 1990 at Cincinnati Country Day, Summit Country Day School in Hyde Park and Seven Hills Upper School in Madisonville. The schools are the most expensive of 150 private and parochial schools in Hamilton, Clermont, Butler and Warren counties.
• Sunday story: Tristaters put stock in private schools

The billionaires behind the push for Issue 1
COLUMBUS - They are three very different men who have two things in common: incredible wealth and an unshakable belief that the nation's war on drugs is a lost cause.

Sex sting arrestee hangs self in jail cell
A Lexington, Ky. man awaiting arraignment at the Hamilton County Justice Center killed himself early Sunday several hours after his Saturday arrest in a police sex sting.

You're a winner: Family's off to Series
FORT THOMAS - It was a routine trip for gas for Lynda Myers of Fort Thomas. But this time, it paid off big with 10 free tickets to the World Series.

PETER BRONSON COLUMN
Conservatives rare species on campus
On nearly every question, the UC students' opinion is the extreme opposite of national opinion.

ELECTION 2002
Democrats try to put squeeze on incumbents
COLUMBUS - Democrats running for statewide offices are hoping to break the GOP grip on Ohio's top elected positions.
Campaign Notebook: Baby Democrat hears from Chabot
Rep. Steve Chabot is serious about winning another term as congressman, but that doesn't stop him from displaying some humor.
Capitol Notebook: Hagan's extended family didn't inhale
Three Questions with John Green, political analyst
Campaign Cash Update
Candidates on the Web

TRISTATE DIGEST
Body found near road in Cold Spring
COLD SPRING - The death of a partially clothed, unidentified woman found near Kentucky 1998 early Sunday is a homicide, the police chief said.

CINCINNATI - HAMILTON COUNTY
Zoo event scares up fun times for guests
The zoo was packed with animals this weekend as children of all ages donned plush costumes for the first HallZOOween.
Survivor meeting cancer fight head-on
More than 10,500 walkers raised about $510,000 Sunday for breast cancer research.

Checks: River quality improved
As the chilly weather brings boating season to a close, Cincinnati health officials report another good year for water quality along the Ohio River.
Study positive for ADHD drug
Children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder showed fewer symptoms after switching to a once-a-day medication made by Shire Pharmaceuticals Group, according to a recent clinical trial.
Obituary: William Anzer, sports reporter
William Anzer, former high school sports and turf editor for The Cincinnati Enquirer, died Saturday at Hospice of Blue Ash from pneumonia. The longtime Norwood resident was 76.

BUTLER COUNTY
Woman attacked in parking lot
HAMILTON - A Trenton man was charged late Saturday with attacking a 25-year-old woman in the parking lot of a Hamilton restaurant, then stealing her friend's van and leading officers on a high-speed chase.

OHIO
Ohio asked for more teacher oversight
AKRON, Ohio - The Ohio Department of Education wants to tighten laws on reporting and investigating teachers so school administrators would have to inform the department about potential misconduct.
OU may privatize on-campus clinic
ATHENS, Ohio - Employees of Ohio University's on-campus medical clinic say they're concerned that it may be turned over to a private operator because it could mean an end to the benefits that made them come to work there.
Missing Dayton basketball player found in Texas
DAYTON, Ohio - University of Dayton basketball player Sammy Smith, who was reported missing by his coach Friday, has been found safe in Texas, the school announced Sunday.

State historical society won't disturb remains
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Historical Society has told its archaeologists to keep their hands off prehistoric human remains they may find during excavations.
Ohio Penitentiary's last warden dies
COLUMBUS - Harold Cardwell, the last warden of the old Ohio Penitentiary that is now the site of an arena, died on Oct. 11 in a Mesa, Ariz., hospice. He was 84.
Owner respects ancient mound
COLUMBUS - A 15-acre parcel that a man bought after World War II as a family retreat turned out to also be special for another culture thousands of years ago.

KENTUCKY
Girl Scout troop hosts chance to meet Kenton Co. candidates
INDEPENDENCE - Tel Henson got a first-hand look at politics during the 2000 election when her mother, Democrat Jaimie Henson, ran for a seat in the Kentucky Senate.
Ky. church: Some truth to sex abuse allegations
LOUISVILLE - Church leaders have found some truth to accusations of sexual abuse against eight of its priests, according to documents from the Archdiocese of Louisville.
Man shoots, kills self after car accident
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - A Bowling Green man shot himself after crashing his vehicle into two other vehicles Saturday night, according to state police.
Report backs college changes
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Gov. Paul Patton likes to portray the General Assembly debate over higher education reform in 1997 as the defining moment of his administration.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's local stories)
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.

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.