LOCAL NEWS FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2003
Police: Fatal shooting 'reasonable'
A burglary suspect who grabbed a Cincinnati police officer's nightstick and beat him around the head after a short chase was shot to death by the officer early Sunday in Northside, authorities say.
Text of police, emergency calls
Video of police news conference

Officials hurry to expedite details
The fatal police shooting Sunday bears striking similarities to the killing nearly two years ago of Timothy Thomas that sparked protests, riots and, ultimately, sweeping changes in police procedures. On Sunday, city officials showed they do not intend to repeat some of their mistakes in the Thomas case.

Risky experiment ahead for teen with Crohn's
A generous Tristate community raised the money. Today in Chicago, the first big step begins in an experimental treatment for a boy with a severe case of Crohn's disease.

Fairfield argues manager pay
FAIRFIELD - City Council is expected to approve a 13.6 percent increase in salary and retirement benefits for City Manager Art Pizzano today. But at least one member of council thinms that's excessive.

PETER BRONSON COLUMN
Light rail fight still smolders
Stephan Louis and John Schneider are both nice guys. They love Cincinnati. Just don't get them started on light rail unless you have a spare life to burn.

CINCINNATI-HAMILTON COUNTY
Pleasant Ridge fights to keep school
In a battle playing out across Ohio in communities facing school closings, Pleasant Ridge is fighting to keep the public school it's had for nearly two centuries.


Counterfeit goods growing problem
Cincinnati police seized 2,100 counterfeit compact discs and armloads of phony designer clothing in November from a Corryville store owner. But that's one example of a much larger problem, officers say.
Pendleton gets a little TLC
A group of new urban pioneers - has helped to get more police presence, clean up the neighborhood and lure hundreds of artists to live and work there. And they've done it all without debates over "gentrification" and displacement of low-income people.

AROUND THE TRISTATE
Tristate A.M. Report
A Corryville man faces a felony drug possession charge after police said they found him with 80 grams of cocaine.


Good News: Quilt-A-thon recruits volunteers
If you can sew, iron, cut a piece of fabric, make a stitch or tie a knot, the Creative Cottage Quilt Outreach project would like you to participate in its 11th Annual Quilt-A-Thon.
Obituary: L.J. Fafard, 67, was CSO violinist
Retired Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra violinist Laurent Joseph Fafard spent his life inspiring others through music.
Hometown Heroes: Couple's time, home devoted to the dogs
GREEN TOWNSHIP - Paula and William Schuman share an undying passion for helping animals.
You Asked For It
Answers to questions about regional history, government, schools and roads.

BUTLER COUNTY
Rec center fate may be at hand
WEST CHESTER TWP. - The future of a proposed $20 million community recreation center could be decided Tuesday in a special session of township trustees.


Firefighters with cancer inspire colleagues
WEST CHESTER TWP. - Two firefighters who conquered cancer received community support while inspiring their colleagues.
Springer to talk politics at Miami U.
OXFORD - Talk show host and former Cincinnati mayor Jerry Springer will be giving a lecture Thursday in Millet Hall at Miami University.

OHIO
Universities look for backup funding
COLUMBUS - Colleges and universities are examining ways to absorb - and not pass on to students in the form of midyear tuition increases - the $40 million budget cut Gov. Bob Taft is threatening should the Legislature rebuff his plan to raise taxes on cigarettes and alcohol.


Ohio Bicentennial Moment: Deer joins buckeye as symbol
On Feb. 10, 1988, Gov. Richard F. Celeste signed Ohio House Bill 312, making the white-tailed deer the state animal.

KENTUCKY
Groups rally around gay rights
COVINGTON - Members of church and civic groups gathered Sunday afternoon at Trinity Episcopal Church to support a proposed expansion of the city's human-rights ordinance.


Boone Co. kindergarten registration beginning
BURLINGTON - Boone County Schools kindergarten registration begins this month for the 2003-04 school year.
Ky. military units deploy
More Kentucky-based soldiers got the word that they would be needed in the war against terrorism. Others, already notified that they are going, prepared to say their farewells to their families.
Gambling plans alive, backer says
FRANKFORT - A western Kentucky developer says expanded gambling is not a dead issue in the 2003 General Assembly.
'Sybil's' paintings give view of her multiple personalities
LEXINGTON - An exhibit of artworks by a world-famous psychiatric patient known simply as "Sybil" was on display over the weekend in the woman's former hometown, where she lived for two decades.
Fight ends in shootings, death outside party hall
LEXINGTON - A party turned deadly when a man was fatally shot and three others injured outside an American Legion post.

INDIANA
Old-fashioned candy maker loves holiday
MUNCIE, Ind. - With the biggest sales day of the year approaching fast, the folks at Lowery's Candies cook, dip, roll, wrap and package with a special sense of purpose.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's local stories)
116 arrested in police sweep
A 48-hour sweep in Avondale, Northside, Over-the-Rhine and Westwood may indicate that Cincinnati police have ended a so-called slowdown and returned to aggressive policing in the neighborhoods.

Capitol Hill has few black staffers
Blacks are virtually nonexistent in the offices of four U.S. House members from this area.

Clermont hears casino hints
>An American Indian tribe has big plans for casino-style gambling in Ohio - perhaps near Cincinnati.
Tribes facing gambling hurdles

'GREAT NEIGHBORHOODS'
Guide to Blue Ash
This city is home to an impressive collection of small and large businesses, an award-winning Towne Square and an image as a desirable and growing Hamilton County suburb with its own rich identity. In this section, the fifth in the Enquirer's 'Great Neighborhoods' series, we'll tell you about everything that makes Blue Ash a Great Neighborhood.
Previous reports: • FairfieldMason & Deerfield Twp.West ChesterLebanon

CINERGY FIELD IMPLOSION
Implosion bids goodbye to an era
More than 32 years of Cincinnati history came crashing down Dec. 29 as Cinergy Field fell upon itself like a crumbling sand castle.
See the implosion:
Animation from Enquirer photos
Video from WCPO
• Galleries: Implosion | Crowd | Aerial shots
  Views from Kentucky

New skyline already earning praise
What's next for Cincinnati's riverfront?
No hitches, no errors
Cleanup begins will take months
Viewers react to Big Boom
Implosion parties start before dawn
55 years that shaped Cincinnati's riverfront
WCPO special implosion section

SPECIAL
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.