Thursday, March 27, 2003

Keeping In Touch



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Second Lt. William Todd Jacobs, U.S. Marines, 24, is a 1997 graduate of St. Xavier High School and a 2001 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. He is the son of William and Beth Jacobs of Anderson Township.

His father writes:

St. X: first honors. Lacrosse: all-state. Naval Academy: top 20 percent. Marine Infantry MOS: your first choice.

KEEP IN TOUCH
The Enquirer wants to share the stories of the hundreds of Tristate men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces and their families. If you are willing to share your story, contact reporter Howard Wilkinson. E-mail: hwilkinson@enquirer.com. Telephone: (513) 768-8388 Mail: Howard Wilkinson, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
You never took the easy path. Each choice gave you a new and tougher challenge and each challenge you surmounted. With each one, you grew. Now is the greatest challenge of your life. This too, you will conquer. Long ago, I considered you a man. Now a man who surpasses me and so many others.

As you prepare for the conflict know well that you have the total love and support of your family and all who know you (or know of you.) We cherish the day when you will be back among us.

This is not the time or place for a statement about the war. Whether this war is one of America's shining moments or its greatest folly, the soldiers who are called upon to execute it deserve our total respect and support. They are our best and brightest. Our pride and strength. They are our inspiration. In honoring them all, Americans of all beliefs can be truly united. United in the hope of our future - a future where peace will be truly known.




TRISTATE REACTS TO WAR
Events Around The Tristate
Keeping In Touch

IN THE TRISTATE
Attorneys recommend panel to represent black interests
Riverfront rebirth too slow for some
Contested ads to be halted by eye center
Tears mark visitation for firefighter
Witnessing heroism - and sometimes heartache
Walnut Hills loyalists furious over Winburn's claims
Students still getting to visit D.C.
Antique truck to anchor Delhi fire museum
Winton aims to increase achievement
$420K set aside for Delhi Twp. road work
Obituary: Arthur Juergens, 80,
City Council backs CPS levy May 6
Police charge man with escape
Tristate A.M. Report

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
Some Good News

BUTLER, WARREN, CLERMONT
92-year-old's car kills 93-year-old
Double homicide ruled in Hamilton
Warren Co. addresses growth, fears
Fairfield centers causing a stir
Talawanda to transfer Stewart students
Busy intersection gets traffic light
Hey, Hamilton!

OHIO
Taft: Schools depend on tax increase
Ohio Moments

KENTUCKY
Lt. governor candidate kicked off ballot
Ruling could damage Fletcher's bid for governor
Convicted embezzler offers clue to others
NKU regents form policies to govern its foundations
ACT Center opens in N.Ky. to help workers
High school grades pay off in Ky. college scholarships
Airport OKs runway contract
Kentucky News Briefs
Kentucky Obituaries