EDITORIALS FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2003
Regional asset
The Tristate's biggest group of heart specialists is determined to pursue a plan to build a new $55 million world-class cardiac hospital, despite fierce opposition from community hospitals and a proposed Ohio law that would halt all new specialty hospitals in the state.

Open up debate
Ohio full-service hospitals have been pushing HB 71 to halt what they say is a proliferation of specialty hospitals cherry-picking the most profitable patients. Community hospitals say their survival is at risk. Hospitals and doctors groups deadlocked this week in Columbus over proposed compromises, and some lawmakers think the contentious bill is doomed.

Disclose the names
The fall 2000 campaign for the Ohio Supreme Court seat of Justice Alice Robie Resnick only lasted a couple of months. But the controversy over the campaign has raged for nearly three years.

SUNDAY'S FORUM COVER
Let's talk: Readers respond on the week's hot topic
What should the government be doing now to ensure that America has good enough jobs in the future? This is the question we asked readers in our Aug. 31 report on workplace worries. Here are some of your responses.
Hot corner: Nipping at the heels of the newsmakers

OTHER OPINIONS
GUEST COLUMNIST - GEORGE VOINOVICH
Congress should heed blackout's warning and act
As Congress returns to Washington this week, I expect members will come back anxious to act on some pretty big issues, not the least of which will be energy policy. Hopefully they will come back interested in working together to help prevent the recurrence of the electrical blackout that recently struck Ohio and more than 40 million other people in North America.

LETTERS
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.