EDITORIALS FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2003
Chance for peace
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, on Monday, finally stepped down from 14 chaotic years of leadership in the war-torn West African nation founded by former American slaves, but not without some petty parting shots.

Ohio right to sue
Ohio's lawsuit filed Friday against mortgage lending giant Freddie Mac alleges the company's accounting "manipulations" cost Ohio public pension funds more than $25 million. Though owned by investors, Freddie Mac has a federal charter to finance housing and owns or insures almost 20 percent of U.S. mortgages.

Cruelty in Cleveland
As we noted in an extensive story in Sunday's Forum section, homelessness is a difficult problem for most large cities in America. But for sheer inhumanity, we go to Cleveland, where four Youngstown teens were arrested Saturday for attacking homeless people with a stun gun as they slept.

OTHER OPINIONS
LETTERS
Readers' Views
Letters to the editor.

SUNDAY'S FORUM COVER
Homeless in Cincinnati
A federal court will decide Monday if the City of Cincinnati can legally remove homeless people from under two bridges, and will also say if two recently enacted anti-panhandling ordinances are constitutional.

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.