EDITORIALS FOR THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2003
Senate giving nominees the 'slip'
The Senate logjam on judicial nominees continues, and Tristate lawmakers are in the thick of the fight to break it. We hope they succeed, because the continued shortage of federal judges, particularly in the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, is intolerable.

Lunken Airport compromise possible
After years of arguing based on anecdote and emotion, there is finally some scientific analysis of how much noise actually comes from Lunken Airport.

Metro looking to the future
This week Metro officials announced that a projected $4.3 million deficit in 2004 likely will mean a fare increase and reduced services. Before that happens, we urge SORTA to revive the reorganization proposed under MetroMoves.
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LETTERS
Readers' Views
Letters to the editor.
FORUM COVER FOR SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2003
Bush's Africa strategy: Piecing together the African puzzle
Sub-Sahara Africa may seem a long way from New York's "Ground Zero" or terrorist hideouts in Afghanistan, but President Bush's trip this week connected those strategic dots - and more. Bush has powerful strategic reasons for stepping up America's engagement with Africa, besides his humanitarian, political and trade motives.
Our lawmakers respond
Clear Liberian plan avoids Somalia pitfalls

Books to change the world: Readers' choices
Last Sunday, members of the Enquirer's Editorial Board wrote about books they believe might have changed the world had the right people read them. We also asked readers to nominate their own choices and explain why. Here are some of the responses we received.
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Music Hall Moments
We asked for your favorite memory of Music Hall to help us celebrate its 125th anniversary. Here are several installments of your letters:
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How to contact your congressman
E-mail and Web page links, phone numbers and addresses for Tristate representatives.