EDITORIALS FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2003
Lots to celebrate
This is the day Cincinnati bids official farewell to summer with 500,000 of our closest friends. From much humbler origins in 1977, Riverfest quickly grew into a nationally ranked event, like other great Cincinnati festivals such as Oktoberfest and Tall Stacks. Twenty seven years has been quite a run for this summer-ending ritual, and as usual it's free admission.

Supervised elections
Textile workers union UNITE has recruited the Teamsters and AFL-CIO to make Cintas, Cincinnati's homegrown uniform giant, the next big target of organized labor. UNITE's New York-based President Bruce Raynor makes no secret of his aim to "break the back of this employer."

SUNDAY'S FORUM COVER
Workplace worries?
The headlines keep saying there's not much to celebrate this Labor Day, but those stories must be based more on statistics than people. A variety of polls and surveys, including one taken this past week in Greater Cincinnati, find most working people saying they are reasonably content with their jobs.

Workers: Value yourselves
We asked our Local Voices panelists to tell us how they fee about their jobs and about the future of employment in America.
Hot corner: Nipping at the heels of the newsmakers

OTHER OPINIONS
DEWAYNE WICKHAM
Exit exams don't make sense
The bad news just keeps getting worse when it comes to the high school exit exams the Bush administration imposed upon states in its "No Child Left Behind" education bill.

LETTERS
Reinventing high school: readers share views
What's wrong or right with high schools? This is the question we asked readers last week in response to our Aug. 24 report on efforts to reinvent traditional public high schools.

Readers' Views
Letters to the editor.

CRISIS IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Survivors network: It's time to get an accounting
David Clohessy is the national director of SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests). Clohessy said a priest molested him and his brothers as children, and that one of his brothers grew up to become a priest who is also a sexual abuser.

Voice of the Faithful: Seeking changes in the Church
Jim Muller, a physician who battled nuclear weapons, has turned his attention to the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. He is a founder and former president of Voice of the Faithful, one of several grassroots, lay organizations formed in the wake of the clergy sex abuse in the Church.

GUEST COLUMNIST - NAN FISCHER
'Voices' hope to empower laity
One response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis, which is currently erupting in the Catholic Church in Cincinnati, has been the development of a national organization called Voice of the Faithful (VOTF). Currently there are more than 30,000 members and 181 affiliates across the United States.

ENQUIRER EDITORIAL
Speak out now
So far at least 10 former students have filed suit alleging sexual abuse at the hands of former Elder High School Principal Lawrence Strittmatter.

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.