Thursday, September 11, 2003

Good Things Happening

New pumpers for fire houses

Allen Howard
Aiden McCabe loves to get behind the wheel of her mom's fire truck.

Some day, her parents think, she might be driving one. But that's a ways off.

Aiden is only 2.

"Whenever she is at work with me, her favorite seat is behind the steering wheel," said Julie McCabe, a firefighter with Engine Company 23 in Walnut Hills. "I don't know what this means. Maybe some day we will be firefighters on the same truck."

[IMAGE] Two-year-old Aiden McCabe shows the makings of a firefighter as her mother, Cincinnati firefighter Julie McCabe (right), watches her take the wheel of a new E-One pumper during a luncheon for retirees at Engine 23 in Walnut Hills this week.
(Glenn Hartong photo)
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Engine 23 is due to get one of eight new pumpers next year.

The $340,000 trucks, known as E-Ones, are state-of-the-art, with 500-gallon water tanks and a 1,500-gallon-per-minute pump. They also pump firefighting foam.

McCabe, of Anderson Township, is married to Patrick McCabe, a patient transporter for TriHealth.

Friends of the Elderly

Yogi Wess uses an idea started in Paris after World War II to help the elderly.

It is called Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, started in Cincinnati in 1997 by Wess and husband Randy.

Working through about 200 volunteers, the group reaches about 500 elders a year, giving parties, picnics and special services.

The group will hold a golf outing at 1 p.m. Saturday at Devou Park. "This is one of our most popular fund-raisers of the year," Wess said.

Proceeds fund the group's programs. Information: 542-7555.

10 years reaching out

Lourdes Ward is celebrating her 10th year as director of Reach Out Lakota in West Chester.

"It is very rewarding to help out in your own community," Ward said.

The agency serves 150 people monthly through its food pantry.


Dan Sheffield, a Highlands High School graduate from Fort Thomas, has been admitted to a joint bachelor's- /master's-degree program in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

He will complete his fourth year at Harvard with a master's degree in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and a bachelor's degree with a joint concentration with archaeology. His senior thesis in archaeology, with an emphasis on ancient Persia, has been nominated for the Thomas T. Hoopes prize for outstanding scholarly work and research.

Duo on dean's list

Andrew Neiheisel, a junior pre-med major, was named to the spring semester dean's list at the University of Notre Dame, Ind.

Matthew Neiheisel, a junior civil engineering major, made the spring dean's list at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

The St. Xavier High School graduates are the twin sons of Cindy and Tom Neiheisel of West Chester Township.

Cum laude grad

Jennifer Tracy graduated cum laude from the University of Dayton with a bachelor's degree in education as an intervention specialist. She has accepted a position teaching special education in the Kings School District.

The Sycamore High School graduate is the daughter of Connie and Kevin Tracy of Montgomery.

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There is an exclusive club at McAuley High School in College Hill. It has only two members: Principal Cheryl Sucher and one student, Katie Lauber.

It's called "The Hole-in-One Club."

Katie, 16, shot her ace Aug. 28 during McAuley's match against Mount Notre Dame at the Four Bridges County Club, Mason.

"I didn't even see the ball when it landed," Katie said. "I was looking for it and decided to look in the hole and there it was. That was exciting."

The hole is 101 yards, par 3. She used a 9-iron.

Katie, a junior, is the daughter of Tom and Ann Lauber of White Oak.

Sucher shot her hole-in-one July 18, 1990.

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