LOCAL NEWS FOR SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2003
Convergys: Council agonizes over take-it-or-leave-it deal
On Tuesday, Cincinnati City Council will vote on an unprecedented package of tax breaks to keep the giant Convergys Corp. from moving to Northern Kentucky.
You're more familiar with Convergys than you think
Convergys could displace 5 companies
Tell 'em what you think

Stung online, few claim innocence
Good police work, or entrapment of someone who has committed no crime? That's a growing question as law officers track sexual predators on the Internet, posing as underage girls and, sometimes, boys.
New laws OK'd online police stings
Protecting your kids while they're online

Parents' pride: All 3 kids in Iraq
It's safe to say Bill and Mary Staun's first ride in an Army Humvee was considerably more enjoyable their eldest child's last.

Tall Ships set their sails for northern Ohio ports
Tall Ships, Lake Erie's equivalent to Tall Stacks and a signature event of the Ohio bicentennial, will continue through July 20 at various northern port cities, including Toledo.

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
Bronson: Flynts' outrage just part of their fetish for ink
The Hustler store on Elm Street fits the downtown business district like a stripper at a bankers' board meeting. But it gets less attention. That's the problem.


Howard: Some good news
For her obvious and tangible expression of long-term vision and ongoing ingenuity, along with her ministry that brought people together for peace-filled expressions and demonstrations, Kirstin Springmeyer has been given the Campus Pastor of the Year Award.

Pulfer: TV infomercial Springer's latest 'silly show'
Jerry Springer, you sleazy rascal, are you serious this time? Because we know you can be a kidder.

METRO REPORT
Butler receives aid for seniors
HAMILTON - A meager income and the escalating costs of her prescription drugs have placed 83-year-old Mildred Meier in a dilemma common to many elderly people today.


Bicycle trek aids research, services for MS
LEBANON - Don Beland's tush provided a nice accent to his tight biker shorts early Saturday morning.

Should records go on 'Net?
The more information technology spreads, the more privacy rights are colliding with information-access rights - a clash that has grown acute in Butler County following a judicial order to remove some court records from the Internet.

Residents fight shopping center
NORWOOD - Her home is her sanctuary. A hairdresser and former model, Norma Nelson has dripped sweat, developed calluses and toiled well beyond sundown to convert her Atlantic Avenue residence into the perfect haven.

Mystery of stolen rabbit statue solved
LEBANON - Lawn ornaments in this Warren County community can rest a little easier.

Dad accused of giving son a lethal drug overdose
LANCASTER, Ohio - A man who served an eight-month sentence for drug possession in 2001 has now been accused of giving his son a lethal overdose of drugs.

Episcopalians turn to humor to fill the pews
COLUMBUS - Episcopalians are trying to get more people to go to church by offering an unusual enticement: "Summer sermons will be shorter. Priests play golf too."

600 nuns hold regional meeting
CRESTVIEW HILLS - Maria Sally Willitzer, 23, found her home among sisters.

OSU trustees pass second tuition increase in 3 months
COLUMBUS - Ohio State University trustees have approved a tuition increase for the second time in three months.

Some suspects allowed to roam
COLUMBUS - A man who fled a psychiatric facility during a holiday fireworks display is one of 20 patients accused of serious crimes who have freedoms ranging from walking its grounds with an escort to leaving the hospital unescorted.

Tristate A.M. Report
A 12-year-old Northside girl was visiting a Avondale residence when a pit bull bit her Friday afternoon. Kahisha Jones, of the 4700 block of Hamilton Avenue, was taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

OBITUARY
David J. Pusack, 80, retired engineer
When David J. Pusack wasn't working as a metallurgical engineer for Cincinnati Milling Machine Company, he was tending to his avocations - either as a wildlife educator or in musical theater.

KENTUCKY REPORT
Blood shortage delays some surgeries
LOUISVILLE - The Red Cross chapter here is asking area hospitals to postpone elective surgeries because of a blood shortage.


Cloggers, tiny dragsters, prize chickens and more
INDEPENDENCE - Crashing cars, prize-winning poultry and country hams will be in abundance this week, as Northern Kentucky communities kick off the annual summer rite known as the county fair.

Lakeside Park cops suspect homicide
LAKESIDE PARK - The body of an 83-year-old widower was discovered at his Carran Drive home about 4 p.m. Saturday.

Body identified as S. Lebanon woman
LONDON, Ky. - A woman's partially decomposed body, found last weekend in Rockcastle County, was identified Friday as that of Karen Taylor of South Lebanon.

A.G. says they called despite do-not-call
FRANKFORT - Attorney General Ben Chandler's office has filed suit against two companies, alleging they made unwanted telephone solicitations to Kentuckians.

Dems draw up battle plan at saloon
Northern Kentucky Democrats need more nights like the one they had last week in the back room of a Newport saloon.

$100,000 reward in attack on Ky. horses
LEXINGTON - The national governing body of equestrian competition offered a reward for information on those who intentionally injured five American saddlebreds.

Ky. teachers' salaries trail U.S. average
Salaries for Kentucky's public school teachers continue to lag compared with the rest of the nation, according to a 2001-02 survey released by the American Federation of Teachers.
SPECIAL
Great Neighborhoods
Welcome to Norwood-Evanston-Oakley, one of the Tristate's Great Neighborhoods. In the 11th installment of our series, we showcase the people, schools, businesses and cultures that make these communities special.
Previous "Great Neighborhood" reports:
AndersonBlue AshColerainFairfieldFlorence
HamiltonLebanonMason & Deerfield Twp.West ChesterWest side

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.