Monday, September 1, 2003 -- Volume 7, No. 244

Fireworks worth the wet
Despite daytime rain and stormy forecasts that kept the crowd down, the Toyota/WEBN Fireworks went off without a hitch.
Photo galleryLate arrivers still found good spots

Big names in Bengals' cuts
Sixth-year linebacker Steve Foley, seventh-year defensive Reinard Wilson and punter Travis Dorsch were among the 13 players released Sunday to get to the roster limit.
Who made the team and why
Sunday's Curnutte Q&A

Girl's skills thrill fans
Nine-year-old Alexandra Amend quietly told her mom, "I'm not ready." But moments later, she took her violin onto the field and played a perfect "Star-Spangled Banner" in front of 29,272 people at Great American Ball Park.
alexandra amend

S P E C I A L   R E P O R T
Speculators profit, we pay
Cincinnati real estate investors find unsophisticated buyers willing to sign high-interest, high-fee mortgages they can't afford. When homeowners later lose their homes to foreclosure, as many do, the untended houses languish empty for months.
Rent-to-own costly way to buy house
What can be done? There's no consensus
Sunday's special report stories

Great dames
and good plays

Before the 2003-04 area theater season begins, we celebrate the leading ladies who will be taking center stage in the new season.
The Jackie Awards

Council rancor lessened
Beyond the yeas and nays, the current City Council - the first under a "stronger mayor" system - is younger, more civil and less partisan than its predecessor. With a median age of 35, it's younger than any council in a generation.
Voters more apt to skip local election

UC wants spotlight all to itself
The University of Cincinnati football team opens a season as a defending champion today for the first time since 1965, when it was coming off back-to-back Missouri Valley Conference titles.

Catholics shunning church
Sexual misconduct scandals have rattled local Catholics, causing church attendance and donations on both sides of the river to plunge.

Family-friendly meets luxury
The 2004 Lexus RX 330 isn't so much revolutionary as it is evolutionary. It still looks, rides and handles like an RX 300, only better.
This reality's better than the dream

LOCAL NEWS
Complete local news report

President loves to hear from 45243
In Ohio, Bush will tout plan to create jobs
Web site offers new services
United Way asks banks to raise ante
Spring Grove gets historic marker

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SPORTS
Complete sports report

Cardinals 5, Reds 0
Stinnett traded to Phillies
Cards weather storms and UK
Bucks focus on who is playing
Labor Day sports on TV, radio

    • More sports news...

EDITORIALS
Complete editorials report

Celebrating workers
Labor Day: Historic proclamations
Proud day for American workers
Readers' Views
Sunday's Forum: Workplace worries?

    • More editorials...

BUSINESS
Complete business report

Health-care forecast bleak
Eckberg: Daily Grind
Making it
Morning memo
Job benefits battling obesity improved

    • More business news...

TEMPO
Complete tempo report

You gotta love these labors
He makes his pitch for potatoes cooked in tar
Marsalis proves reputation deserved
Bergquist puts heart into 'Ohio'
Get to it!

    • More tempo news...

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Today's Enquirer Columnists
Radel: Hyde Park happy again
Amos: Is civil rights movement losing youth appeal?
Howard: Good things happening
Eckberg: Daily Grind

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