Saturday, January 25, 2003 -- Volume 8, No. 25
Taft urges 6 fuel tax hike
Gov. Bob Taft wants Ohioans to pay 6 cents more in taxes for a gallon of gas and fork over another $5 apiece to renew their driver's licenses and license plates - all to build and fix highways.

[img] Slammin' Serena
Serena Williams survived an error-filled match to beat older sister Venus to win the Australian Open for her fourth straight major championship.
Australian Open news from AP

Middletown gets second wind
Fresh off what could be a turnaround year for this struggling city, Middletown officials are grappling with fiscal challenges for one of the key urban economies of Southwest Ohio.

NewCath beats St. Henry in All "A"
The Thoroughbreds' sixth straight win sets up a rematch of last year's final against Holy Cross today at 7:30 p.m. at Villa Madonna.
High school sports report

To cope in cold, go north
While Greater Cincinnatians struggle to stay warm and get to work and school on time, those in the Great White North are snickering at us behind their mittens.

49ers still a handful for Bearcats
If anybody understands how difficult it has been for Cincinnati coach Bob Huggins to patch together a 12-3 record with only one returning starter, it's Charlotte coach Bobby Lutz.

XU needs to stay focused
Xavier has plenty of reasons to look past today's game at Fordham. Coach Thad Matta's job is to make sure they don't.

College hoops Tipoff
Who's hot and who's not? Why did Mount St. Mary's coach Jim Phelan decide to retire after 49 seasons? And what is former UK star Jamal Mashburn doing these days? Find out on Tipoff, the Enquirer's weekly look at college basketball.
UC-Xavier Q&A

Erpenbeck home at auction?
It was an architectural showcase in 1993, but A. William ("Bill") Erpenbeck's Crestview Hills mansion might soon be auctioned as distressed property.

Complete local news report

Schools struggle to meet Bush's reforms
Brent Spence study begins with funding questions
Spike Lee backs out of UC appearance
Man shot in apparent break-in
Demolition begins for new Midway Elementary

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Complete sports report

Expanded Super Bowl coverage
Hiring new coach just a start for Bengals
Reds spring training schedule
Big 'O' at St. X stag
High school sports page

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Complete business report

P&G's new package deal designed to boost profits
Kmart files plan, relies on 2 investors
Economic impact of Iraq war uncertain
Rate report
What's the Buzz?

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Complete tempo report

Craftsmen focus like a laser on granite art
'Pleached' trees make a pleasing fence
Beethoven's opera Fidelio lights up Music Hall
Henry Rollins' opinions more interesting than his life
Get to It: A guide to help make your day

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Updated AP report

Iraqi Official: 150,000 Civilians Dead

Sen. Allen Concedes Defeat in Virginia

Bush, Pelosi Hold White House Talks

Massive Recall of Acetaminophen Underway

Mubarak Warns Against Hanging Saddam

Bolton Unlikely to Win Senate Approval

AP: Startling Findings in Tillman Probe

Ed Bradley of '60 Minutes' Dies at 65

U.S. Rises in Auto Reliability Ratings

49ers Look to Relocate New Stadium

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