EDITORIALS FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2003
Powell in Iraq: Why we are there
So far no stockpiled weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq - indeed, we may never find any. But we should remember that the horrific regime we ousted once had them and did not hesitate to use them on its own people.

Fighting AIDS in Africa
The Bush administration says it remains committed to give $15 billion over five years for AIDS prevention in Africa, but it looks as if it is reneging on a highly publicized promise.

Time to consider a hike
If there is a "third rail" in Kentucky politics, it might be the issue of raising cigarette taxes. Touch it, and you're toast.

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
Bush's environmental plan weakens current enforcement


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.

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