LOCAL NEWS FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2003
City image artfully buffed
The national and international media spotlight turned on Cincinnati two weeks ago, when the new Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art opened.
Three former Cincinnatians see hometown differently

Local scientists zeroing in on asthma
For years, researchers knew that asthma was a complicated disease. But now, a massive genetic analysis in mice that was led by experts at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center shows that the breathing disorder is much more complicated than thought.
Research also valuable in allergies

Fathers and sons, together to the bone
When fathers and sons find common ground in their careers, that's special. When their careers allow them to work in the same office, that's unusual. When that office contains not one but three father-son pairings, that's amazing.

Theater protest only grows
Protesters of a controversial play depicting Jesus as a gay man showed no signs of relenting Saturday, two days after the show opened in an Over-the-Rhine theater.

COLUMNISTS
Amos: Substitute parenting
You can't phone in fatherhood, Walter Dobbins knows.


Howard: Some Good News
For the last decade, Father's Day has brought back a special memory for Dr. Edward Lowe, a professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati.

Bronson: Timeless wisdom
Feminists say fathers are as useless as Hillary Clinton's conscience.

TRISTATE NEWS
Man dies as gun violence continues
One man was killed and two others were injured Saturday in one of Cincinnati's most violent weekends of the year. The incidents occurred in Over-the-Rhine and Price Hill. No arrests were made.


Father returns from war
MIDDLETOWN - Some 6,400 miles away from home, Justin Weber's hands dutifully took care of the war dead. All the while, his heart stayed close to his young wife and the new life she carried inside her.

Perfect attendance abounds
On May 17, the Enquirer introduced readers to Colerain High School senior Jennifer Holterman, who was honored at a school awards ceremony for never missing a day of school over a 13-year span (K-12).

Opening day for bat art
Those lucky enough to swing by Fountain Square Saturday afternoon were treated to Welcome Bat!, the opening event for Bats Incredible!

6 hospitalized after car crash
MADISON TOWNSHIP - Six people remained hospitalized Saturday night after a Friday crash on Ohio 122. Matthew E. Blanton, 41, of Middletown was airlifted to University Hospital and was in critical condition.

Clues surface in Covedale killing
The recovery of an 81-year-old murder victim's identification card led Cincinnati Police to comb the woods Saturday morning at Rapid Run Park in West Price Hill.

Fire contract ups pay by 5%
Cincinnati firefighters are expected to vote Monday and Tuesday on a two-year contract proposal that offers bigger raises but tightens sick leave usage. The contract is intended to racially diversify firehouses by allowing the city to move new firefighters around.

Youth presents no barrier to strong sense of history
MASON - Casey Wittekind likes cheeseburgers, VeggieTales, music without profanity and American history.

Juneteenth fest continues 16-year tradition in city
Kama Morgan sat on the edge of Mirror Lake with her daughter and mother Saturday, watching the children's area and Cincinnati Zoo booth.

Bingo bills surprise center's directors
COVINGTON - The Northern Kentucky Community Center owes the Ludlow bingo hall and another bingo company nearly $50,000 for hall rental, equipment and supplies since December.

Madeira schools fill two top jobs
MADEIRA - Two familiar faces will fill the top administrative jobs in the Madeira City School District, effective Aug. 1.

Heavy storms drench Tristate
Nature wreaked selective havoc on Tristate residents Saturday evening.

Tristate A.M. report
GREENDALE, Ind. - Five people were injured in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 50 at about 9:45 a.m. Saturday.
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.