LOCAL NEWS FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2003
Thousands of kids in distress
Thousands of children in Butler, Clermont, Warren and Clinton counties face unbearable amounts of stress, feel depressed on a regular basis, feel completely disconnected from their schools, think frequently about death, or intentionally injure themselves.

Bargain hunters wheel and deal for treasures
Lion King toys. Tiger-print clothes. Chicago Bears gear. All this and more can be found at the World's Longest Outdoor Sale.

Freedom Center wows officials
Chilled by cool breezes coming off the Ohio River, the waterway tied so closely with this nation's slave era, African-American politicians looked around in awe Saturday as they toured the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

TV fame means edge in D.C. bid
If Jerry Springer announces Wednesday that he is indeed running for the U.S. Senate from Ohio, he will be only the latest celebrity to try to jump from TV to D.C.

IN THE TRISTATE
Bond hearing postponed for suspect in fatal OSU house fire
COLUMBUS - Looking disheveled and pale, the man charged with starting the fire that killed five college students in a house near Ohio State University made a brief court appearance Saturday.
Viral infection kills soldier
A Newport Central Catholic High School graduate who recently returned to the United States after serving five months with the Air Force in the Middle East died Friday.
Storms flash and homes go dark
Take cover. The torrential downpours that left more than 12,000 Cinergy customers without power Saturday are expected to wreak havoc through most of the week. Celebrating families made around the world
Emily Price, 15, pushes her plate of leftovers at her mother. "Here, mom," she says, smiling and getting comfortable on the wooden bench. She speaks with a Chinese accent.
Tristate A.M. Report

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
Pulfer: Harvey Milk High's in N.Y., but bigotry's everywhere
I don't suppose we have to think about it yet. At least not officially. The first alternative public gay high school is in New York City. So it's far away. And it's very small.
Howard: Some good news
A hundred years' worth of history crosses the mind of Della L. Jones as she looks out the window of her house on Cynthiana Street, Williamstown, Ky.
Crowley: Dems underestimate Jim Bunning
Democrats said Republican Jim Bunning would slow down as he geared up for his 2004 U.S. Senate re-election campaign.
BUTLER, WARREN, CLERMONT
Descendants to share stories of Fort Laurens
For the first time in 225 years, descendants of frontiersmen and Indians - famous and infamous - will meet at Fort Laurens to share stories and keep alive their family histories.
Mason launching own swim team
MASON - This Warren County community is diving into a new venture: year-round competitive swimming.
Trees are nice, but at what price?
MASON - Manicured roadway medians, baskets of blooming flowers and row after row of maple, oak, elm and pear tree saplings dot the suburban landscape.
Union Centre plans first festival
WEST CHESTER TWP. _ The booming Union Centre area off Interstate 75 is joining the Tristate's festival field.
OBITUARIES
Guido R. DiMarco Jr. ran family restaurant
At the age of five, Guido R. DiMarco Jr. was already learning the family business alongside his great-grandmother, grandparents, mother, aunt and uncle.
Jane Hageman, 76, author, decorative arts historian
Decorative arts historian and author Jane E. Hageman spent the last five years assisting Anita Ellis, director of curatorial affairs and curator of decorative arts of the Cincinnati Art Museum, to create The Cincinnati Wing , which opened in May 2003.
OHIO
Scientists work to help endangered beetle
COLUMBUS - Scientists at Ohio State University are trying to reintroduce the American burying beetle to the state's woods.
Solitude on death row
MANSFIELD, Ohio - Margaret Bradshaw bounds down the stairs from her office at the Mansfield Correctional Institution and waits for a guard to let her out of the administration building.
Man charged with leading identity theft ring
COLUMBUS - A man accused of controlling an identity-theft ring spanning several states was convicted of running a similar operation about two decades ago and has been in prison several times since then, authorities said.
Inmate confesses to slaying 8 people
DAYTON - A man who said he wants to be executed for three slayings claims to have killed eight other people, according to a psychological evaluation obtained by the Dayton Daily News. Police are investigating the claims.
Cleveland police want bigger guns
CLEVELAND - City police want more powerful handguns that fire bigger bullets, saying they would be better at stopping dangerous suspects, but the campaign has stalled amid the police shooting deaths of six civilians last year.
Bicycle club to mark 1st flight
DAYTON - Fifteen bicyclists completed the first 105 miles Saturday of an 865-mile trek to Kitty Hawk, N.C., marking the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight.
Ohio Moments

KENTUCKY
Cops nab Ky. man wanted in wife's death
LOUISVILLE - Police on Saturday captured a Louisville man indicted in Tennessee on murder charges in the death of his wife, who was found strangled in her car in June in Nashville.
Deer rules hurt some
CHAPLIN, Ky. - A father and son who exhibit reindeer around the Christmas holiday are asking the state to ease restrictions they say are stifling business.
Fancy Farm a political stage
FANCY FARM, Ky. - It was political theater, with rampant audience participation, Saturday at the 123rd Fancy Farm Picnic. The event's traditional role as the fall campaign kickoff was played to the hilt.
Little town's big effort makes for fun, food, politics
FANCY FARM, Ky. - Politics is the draw, but the annual Fancy Farm Picnic is actually about money.
Ex-cop wants statement on sheriff's death tossed
SOMERSET, Ky. - An ex-deputy charged in connection with the murder of the Pulaski County Sheriff has filed a motion to suppress his statements to police so they can't be used as evidence.
Kentucky obituaries
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.