LOCAL NEWS FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2003
Losing a generation
Cincinnati's young adults are growing up and moving out at alarming rates. Now, the flight of Generation X is prompting a significant shift in urban approach - to lure and keep the young.
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Who is Gen X?
Groups of and for young adults
Young majority on council shifting city's focus

Modern technology spreads old message
Peer into churches today and you see guest speakers being beamed in on satellite, speaker systems booming rock songs and theatrical lighting spotlighting actors performing Bible stories.

Monuments to be removed
One year after a federal court judge deemed them unconstitutional, granite tablets bearing the Ten Commandments are scheduled for removal Monday from the grounds of four Adams County high schools.

IN THE TRISTATE
Blue Ash abuzz with Airport Days
BLUE ASH - Desmond Holland peered into the old B-25 bomber's cockpit with amazement.
489 try for job on city police
They came from all walks of life - college students sporting goatees, Army veterans with their military bearing, middle-aged factory workers hoping for better pay and Elder High School graduates forever dreaming of doing police work.
Downtown shops show promise
Leadership Cincinnati was pleased to run out of its stock of 500 shopping bags Saturday. The bags were given to those who showed up for the organization's Unique Downtown Shopping Tour.
Man killed in truck in Over- the-Rhine
A 39-year-old Georgetown, Ohio, man was killed early Saturday after he was shot in his pickup in Over-the-Rhine.
Patents a moneymaker for UC
The University of Cincinnati made more money off its patents in 2001 than any other university in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, according to rankings by the Association of University Technology Managers.
Judges battle over misconduct claims
WASHINGTON - Federal judges usually keep their disputes private, but an extraordinary he-said, she-said brouhaha between appellate judges has blown open the chamber doors.
Obituary: Lazaros Nourtsis, 95,
Lazaros "Pops" Nourtsis - who in 1961 co-founded Price Hill Chili, now a Cincinnati landmark - died Wednesday at Mercy Franciscan Hospital.
Tristate A.M. Report

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
SMITH AMOS: Beyond bicycle theft
This column is about a bicycle theft. But since five teenagers could be incarcerated up to eight years each for the crime, this story goes beyond stolen bikes.
PULFER: Martha Stewart
'You got beaned," Buddy Mack said with delight. "They treated you like one of the guys," Buddy told me. That was a good thing, as Martha Stewart might say.
CROWLEY: Ky. Politics
FORT MITCHELL - Just three weeks ago, Northern Kentucky Republicans were one big happy political clan, gearing up to try to win the governor's mansion for the first time since the early 1970s.
Cliff Radel's Cincinnati: Ball park mustard
The judges have spoken. The Great American Ball Park is going to have a signature great American mustard.
BRONSON: 'Aren't you Borgman?'
There are days when this job is like being the clown in the polka-dot suit in the dunking tank. Everyone gets to step up and throw their best pitch at me. Sometimes they miss, and sometimes I take a bath.
HOWARD: Some good news
The conversation between Ian Emile Paradis and Anna Beachler covered a 99-year gap.

BUTLER, WARREN, CLERMONT
Graduation puts prank in the past
Mason parents and students were happy to focus on high school's pomp and circumstance rather than the pranks and criminal charges that marred the days before Saturday's graduation ceremonies at the Cintas Center.
OHIO
Ohio may get budget shock of $1 billion more in deficit
COLUMBUS - Lawmakers will have to come up with another $1 billion to balance the proposed two-year state budget that begins July 1, a newspaper reported Saturday. That's on top of a $200 million deficit expected as the current budget ends this month.
Ohio Moments

KENTUCKY
Ky. gets own 'Jurassic Park'
CAVE CITY - It's no Jurassic Park, but the owners of a new western Kentucky attraction hope to pull in dinosaur fans.
Fort having a baby boom
FORT CAMPBELL - One by one, after their husbands returned from fighting in Afghanistan late last summer, many of the soldiers' wives shared a secret: They were pregnant.
Exhibit looks at horses, history
LEXINGTON - Lexington touts itself as the "Horse Capital of the World." Bill Cooke spotted a natural connection with Great Britain, where horses also are of great interest.
Lexington taking up ban on smoking
LEXINGTON - A newly drafted smoking ban would outlaw puffing in buildings open to the public, appeasing some bar-owners and restaurateurs who felt they were being unfairly singled out.
Grant jail inquiry by feds not unusual, officials say
WILLIAMSTOWN - As the Justice Department asks questions about the Grant County Detention Center, officials say it isn't unusual for federal authorities to investigate wrongdoing at rural jails.
Kentucky obituaries
SPECIAL
West side guide
The 10th installment of our 'Great Neighborhoods' series showcases the people, schools, businesses and cultures that make the west side a great place to live.
Previous "Great Neighborhood" reports:
AndersonBlue AshColerainFairfieldFlorence
HamiltonLebanonMason & Deerfield Twp.West Chester


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 was one of the Tristate's biggest home builders before his company crumbled in a bank fraud scandal that affected lenders, subcontractors and home owners. Click here for links to all Enquirer reports.