EDITORIALS FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2003
Police need help
Add the New Year's Eve drive-by murder of Gregory Beauchamp to the lengthening string of Cincinnati cases stymied by witnesses afraid to testify. Police last month arrested and charged a suspect with slaying Beauchamp in Over-the-Rhine, but two witnesses changed their story when testifying before the grand jury. And now the grand jury has declined to indict.

Increasing choices
Ohio's school choice programs - vouchers and charter schools - received small, but noteworthy booster shots this year from the legislature.

Just be vigilant
Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge endured ribbing from the media and others in February after he came to Cincinnati to unveil a national readiness plan to protect against terrorism.

OTHER OPINIONS
Readers' Views
Letters to the editor.
FORUM COVER FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2003
Lawmakers respond: Are we stretched too thin?
We asked area lawmakers in Congress: "Are U.S. forces stretched too thin? How can they stay effective and avoid being overextended?"
Sound Bites
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Readers opinions mixed on Success By 6
Last Sunday in Forum we started a public conversation about how to boost the learning skills of Tristate children. Here are some of your responses.
SPECIAL FEATURES
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:
SOUND OFF
How to contact your congressman
E-mail and Web page links, phone numbers and addresses for Tristate representatives.