EDITORIALS FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2003
Bid out contracts
One piece of unfinished business that got parked during Cincinnati City Council's contentious 7-2 vote for a new Kroger parking garage was its expected yearly operating deficit of $485,000. The city's current plan for making up that annual shortfall is to raise parking rates at other city garages or cut city services.

Crucial time for Indiana
Indiana lost more than a governor when Frank O'Bannon died Saturday, several days after suffering a stroke in a Chicago hotel. It lost a popular public figure who embodied many of the qualities to which Hoosiers - indeed, all Americans - aspire.

Screenings make sense
It is an unfortunate reality of the times that people now have to pass through metal detectors to enter Cincinnati City Hall. We must list this new security measure under the category of "necessary evil."

SUNDAY'S FORUM COVER
Can this man help Main Street?
Memphis businessman John Elkington transformed that city's famed Beale Street from a decaying, four-block assemblage of nondescipt buildings into one of Tennesee's top tourist destinations.
Hot corner: Nipping at the heels of the newsmakers

What do you think?
What do you think? What could the Main Street Entertainment District offer that would make it the "must" place for you to bring out-of-town guests who come to visit you in Greater Cincinnati?

OTHER OPINIONS
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:
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