Sunday, February 16, 2003

Tristate A.M. Report

Compiled from staff and wire reports

Arts center trustee donates $1 million

Sara M. Vance, a Contemporary Arts Center trustee, is donating $1 million to support the construction and programming of The UnMuseum in the new Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art. The 7,400-square-foot "kid-friendly" space on the sixth floor will be the center's first children's art museum.

Vance is owner and president of SMV Media. The Rosenthal Center, at the southwest corner of Sixth and Walnut streets downtown, is to open May 31.

City's 10th homicide under investigation

Cincinnati police are investigating the city's 10th homicide this year.

Police responded to 2572 Sarvis Court early Saturday morning, after receiving a call saying Herman Brown had not been seen for "an extended period of time." Police and fire officials arrived and found Brown, 46, dead at the scene. They could not say how Brown died.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.

Share stories of war effort with Enquirer

Hundreds of Tristate men and women in the U.S. armed forces have left home and family behind in recent weeks.

As the chance of war with Iraq increases, the Enquirer wants to tell the stories of those who serve as well as the family members left behind.

If you are a serviceman or woman willing to share your experience with our readers - or if you are a family member with a loved one overseas - please contact reporter Howard Wilkinson by e-mail at, call 768-8388, or mail to Howard Wilkinson, The Cincinnati Enquirer, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Gunman who robbed Aurora bar sought

AURORA, Ind. - A man walked into the Backstreet Bar on West Conwell Street at 5:22 a.m. Saturday morning and used a handgun to rob the bartender.

The gunman is described as white, wearing a black, hooded, long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans and a black ski mask. He is between 5-foot-10 and 6-foot tall, weighing 200 to 230 pounds and has a stocky build.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bryan Fields of the Aurora Police Department at (812) 926-1101.

Drive-by shooting leaves 2 men wounded

COVINGTON - Two men were injured in an apparent drive-by shooting Friday night in the 1300 block of Scott Street.

Police responded to the shooting about 9 p.m. and found two Hispanic men shot.

Jorge Ketz, 22, was shot in the right kidney, police said. Juan Mauricio, 28, was shot in the left foot.

Neither man's injuries appeared life-threatening, police said. One was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center North in Covington and one to University Hospital in Cincinnati for treatment.

Lexington teen wins on `Jeopardy'

LEXINGTON - A local teen came from behind to win the Teen Tournament on Friday evening on the TV game show Jeopardy.

John Zhang, a 16-year-old junior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, was behind almost $21,000 going into Final Jeopardy.

The Final Jeopardy category was Famous Americans, and the answer turned out to have a Kentucky connection: Daniel Boone.

The grand prize was a new car and $50,000, money he plans to use to study engineering in college.

Scientists linked to Heimlich investigated
GOP rules with no minorities, few women
School boom transforming suburbs

Delhi Twp. house fire kills man
Mom: Son was 'gift from God'
Icy roads shut down much of Tristate
Obituary: Francis McWilliams
Obituary: Marcella Krehnbrink
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Snow, sick kids extend last day for schools

Ohio ponders tough law for abuse
Ex-judge Joseph Kinneary dead at 97
Columbus cops take look at strip clubs
Ohio Bicentennial Moments

Newport clinic might close without $30,000 by July
Tolls to end on two highways
NKU finance dept. chair resigns
Georgetown College plans to cut $2.5M
Bunning vocal Greenspan foe, except this week
Fund-raising invitations questioned