LOCAL NEWS FOR MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2003
Speaker will observe boycott
The Women's City Club of Greater Cincinnati is moving its annual fund raiser out of downtown after a nationally-known author said she would not cross a picket line to speak at the event.

File online, state agency urges
The Ohio Department of Taxation is heavily pushing a new system, called Ohio I-File, that lets people file their state tax returns over the Internet for free.

Grads face dim job prospects
Be it war jitters, a weak economy, or both, Tristate colleges report that fewer recruiters are visiting campus and those that do have fewer jobs to fill.

Teacher shows it's cool to be a geek
Cheerfully proclaiming himself "Grand High Geek" of the school, Randy Wilson teaches students that it's OK to be smart, science-minded and more than a little eccentric.

Enquirer seeks soldiers, stories
If you are a serviceman or -woman willing to share your experience with our readers - or if you have a family member overseas - please contact us.

PETER BRONSON COLUMN
P.C. runs amok at Miami U.
Since he was canned as the only conservative columnist for the Miami Student, Aaron Sanders is getting more ink than the basketball team.

CINCINNATI-HAMILTON COUNTY
Owner saves mansion from developers
SYMMES TOWNSHIP - For decades, David Zieverink peeked from the windows of his family's historic mansion and saw new homes and subdivisions creep his way. Finally, he saw enough.


Railroad club restores historic tower
In its heyday, Tower A at Union Terminal was the nerve center of passenger railroad operations in Cincinnati.
Sycamore kids retain math trophy
Add it up. Students from Sycamore Junior High School continued a dynasty this weekend with their sixth-straight state championship in the Ohio Mathcounts competition.
Krings' deal unresolved, unchanged
Nearly two months after questions first arose about the Hamilton County administrator's new contract, not a word of it has been altered.

AROUND THE TRISTATE
Obituary: Shirley Jester, leader of jazz trio
Jazz pianist Shirley Jester didn't just play to the room, she played to each and every person in the room. She chose tunes from her mile-long repertoire - and custom-fitted them to her listeners.


Tristate A.M. Report
Members of a northeast Ohio group say their support of a Roman Catholic school in Lebanon has been wrongly linked to Middle East terrorism.
Hometown Heroes: Student's effort won van for school
BEVIS - There's a shiny new, candy-apple red, handicap-equipped van sitting in the driveway of Frederick Breyer School in Bevis these days, thanks greatly to the efforts of one student - Michelle Schoone.
Good News: Campaign talks trash on litter
As the snow and ice start melting away, downtown boosters are hoping to keep springtime streets clear of manmade litter, said Linda Holterhoff, executive director of Keep Cincinnati Beautiful.
You Asked For It
QUESTION: I understand swimming pools in Cincinnati were at one time segregated. Is this true?
Congrats
Two McNicholas High School graduates have been named to the fall quarter dean's list at Ohio University.

BUTLER COUNTY
Butler communities need to replace top managers
FAIRFIELD TWP. - Three neighboring Butler County communities are searching for new leaders to help them handle explosive growth.


Security near 1/5 Fairfield school levy
FAIRFIELD - Nearly one-fifth of the dollars from a 2-mill permanent improvement levy would pay for increased security.
Lakota plans wall that ties
LIBERTY TWP. - A new wall, being put up along Lakota East High School's Main Street today, ties together the contributions of many people with differing abilities, nationalities, skin colors, genders and languages.

WARREN COUNTY
Deerfield to present park plan
DEERFIELD TWP. - From an amphitheater to campgrounds, the township is unveiling a master plan for expanding its parks and open spaces tonight.

OHIO
Bicentennial Moments: Wald helped reform health care
Lillian D. Wald - a community nurse, social worker, women's rights activist, author and a leader in public policy for health care and education - was born in Cincinnati on March 10, 1867.


Bill would establish no-call list in Ohio
COLUMBUS - Sen. Robert Spada, a Republican from North Royalton, has introduced legislation that would establish a do-not-call list for Ohioans irritated by phone solicitations.
Ohio U. student shot to death
ATHENS, Ohio - A person walked up to a parked car with two Ohio University students inside and shot them from behind early Sunday, killing one and injuring the other, authorities said.
Fish advisories based on 2001 information
AKRON, Ohio - The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's newly released fish-eating advisories were largely based on 2-year-old information, the agency acknowledged.

KENTUCKY
Police investigate Covington shooting
COVINGTON - Police are investigating a Sunday night shooting on Greenup Street that left a 23-year-old man in critical condition.


Police shooting prompts protest
LOUISVILLE - More than 200 people - some from Cincinnati - marched Sunday to speak out against the city's police department, and to support a citywide boycott of Louisville malls.
Bill hits hunters' trespassing hard
FRANKFORT - Hunters could lose their license for one year and forfeit their hunting equipment if caught trespassing under a plan a Senate panel approved last week.
Moore's platform: Cut taxes
FRANKFORT - Virgil Moore loves springtime on his Grayson County farm and ranch. There's tobacco to set and cattle to raise. But this spring, he'll try to cultivate political support instead.
Candidate: Residency no issue
MURRAY, Ky. - Ernie Fletcher's running mate in the Republican primary for governor told a western Kentucky newspaper on Saturday that his residency was not a concern for his eligibility.
SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's local stories)
Limited staffing impeding city fire inspections
One of every four of the city's 35 biggest and most popular nightspots is overdue for the fire department's minimum twice-a-year review.
N.Ky. officials: Beverly Hills lessons not forgotten

Seven stars over Cleves: Buddies in military
CLEVES - In this village of 2,200, stars on velvet backgrounds hang in the windows of the homes of a half-dozen families.
Enquirer seeks soldiers, stories

Potholes waiting to eat your car
After weeks of snow and freezing weather, the asphalt traps are all over Greater Cincinnati roadways.

Schools prepare for disasters
Schools across the Tristate are beefing up emergency management plans in light of heightened terror alerts.
Across Ohio, schools prepare for the worst

GREAT NEIGHBORHOODS
Guide to Anderson
Highly rated schools, great parks, easy access to major highways and a quick commute to downtown make Anderson Township one of the most desirable places to live in Greater Cincinnati. In this section, the sixth in the Enquirer's 'Great Neighborhoods' series, we'll tell you about everything that makes Anderson a Great Neighborhood.
Previous 'Great Neighborhood' reports:
Blue AshFairfieldMason & Deerfield Twp.West ChesterLebanon


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
Bill 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.