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Thursday, October 3, 1991
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EDITOR: KERRY KLUMPE, 369-1003 THE GNCINNATI ENQUIRER THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1991 SECTION B RE U W U L ,,,,,1 U U Li mmS f - UU U L . " .r State helps local police zero in on BUI offenders they normally travel and when we see them driving, we're going to stop them and arrest them," Joehnk said. June Taylor, executive director of the Southwest Ohio Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, applauded the program and the toll-free number as a step in the right direction. "It's terrific. If there was a single solution to this problem, the problem would be solved. Every little dab of public awareness, it all helps," she said. (Please see DUI, Page B-3) gram, run by the highway patrol with help from his office, will be expanded to all 88 counties including Hamilton County by year's end. Lt. Ben Joehnk, commander of the Ohio Highway Patrol's Batavia post, said 227 Clermont County residents have had five or more drunken-driving convictions in the last five years. One driver has 13 DUI convictions, he said. "We'll find out where they work and where they live, what routes of travel they take, and if they're under suspension. We'll watch those routes and time of day patrol district headquarters, where dispatchers will notify police. He also announced the immediate expansion of a 10-week-old pilot program aimed at keeping repeat DUI (driving-un-der-the-influence) offenders off the road to 20 more counties, including Clermont, Warren and Brown. The project, which debuted in Butler and four other counties in July, calls for officers in marked cruisers to watch the homes and work places of the worst offenders in their county in an effort to catch them if they drive without a license. by sheila Mclaughlin The Cincinnati Enquirer Local police will combine surveillance and a toll-free hot line in their latest assault on drunken drivers. Lt. Gov. Michael DeWine unveiled the statewide number 1-800-GRAB DUI on Wednesday in an appearance at the Blue Ash Airport. The $25,000-a-year hot line, to be funded through fines on drunken drivers, went into effect Wednesday. Calls to the hot line will ring into one of nine highway- "These clowns literally have to be taken off our highways," DeWine said of the 8,000 Ohioans with five or more DUI convictions. "They will not stop driving. They will continue to drive until we go out and get them." Lists of anyone with five or more convictions in the last five years will also be shared with local police. Targeted offenders will get a letter from the state patrol saying they are being watched and warning them not to drive. Chuck Shipley, director of the Ohio Highway Safety Department, said the pro My hero Man accused. M ,jr - in ,w '7 . i - of arraiigiii 3 t0 wife's death Couple was recently wed i I t I ' 1 1 . f -:.. . -i 'nisi uuf i y BY JIM CALHOUN The Cincinnati Enquirer A Lincoln Heights man plotted to kill his bride and lured her to her death in a remote area west of Cincinnati this week, authorities alleged Wednesday. Lionel Harris, 24, and Ellen M. side window, investigators said. The Harrises were married July 25. There was no record in Hamilton County that they had filed for divorce. They apparently lived apart, since authorities gave Bradley-Harris' address as Forest Park and Harris' in the 800 block of Steffan Avenue in Lincoln Heights; " ! (hJ: '.:. a 1 'IP ., ( r I im.i. .i.m.imi.ii'.iiiii 1 Harris According to a sheriff's department report-Harris was arrested at 9 p.m. Tuesday at sheriff's: patrol headquarters in: Springfield Township. - V; The report said he; "directed the victim to-the area of the murder: under false impression; that she was to aid an unnamed male white subject to take a vehicle to that area for repairs." Harris worked for Trinity Industries, a metal fabrication and plant equipment manufacturer. Calls to the plant's Sharonville office were referred to Dallas, but company officials there were unavailable for comment. Bradley-Harris, 29, had married only nine weeks before her body was discovered at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday on Valley Junction Road in Whitewater Township, said Simon Leis Jr., Hamilton County sheriff. She had been shot in the head at close range. Harris was arrested Wednesday and charged with complicity to aggravated murder, meaning he allegedly aided and abetted in the crime. A suspect in the shooting, Matthew Pearson, 24, of the 100 block of Second Street, Addy-ston, was charged with aggravated murder. Leis said Pearson and Harris were friends. State plan rearranges districts Hamilton County legislators protected BY DICK KIMMINS Enquirer Columbus Bureau COLUMBUS, (Ohio - The State Apportionment Board meets one last time today to make technical corrections to a final legislative boundary plan that protects the districts of all 11 members of the Ohio General Assembly from Hamilton County. Changes to the original plan will not put Reps. Dale Van Vyven, a Republican, and Terry Tranter, a Democrat, in the same district. GOP-sponsored amendments to the initial plan shift Tranter's district to northeastern Hamilton County, but feature a tail encompassing his home in Amberley Village and into Northside and Carthage. Van Vyven, who lives in Sharon-ville, will retain most of his district from part of Symmes Township west to Forest Park and south to Wyoming. Van Vyven's district is an "influence district," with 25 minority population. Each of the six other incumbent members of the Ohio House from Hamilton reside in slightly altered districts. The two districts carved out for minorities will continue to . include the Cincinnati homes of Democratic incumbent Reps. William Mallory Sr. and Helen Rankin. ' And the homes of all three incumbent senators from the county will be in separate districts, although the areas now represented by Sens. William F. Bowen and Richard Finan are being rearranged. Bowen's new district still includes his Cincinnati home, but will include Van Vyven's House district. Finan's district will lose that portion of Hamilton County now represented by Van Vyven, but will include his home in Evendale and most of the eastern suburbs, as well as Warren County. Ohio Senate President Stanley Aronoff's district of western Hamilton County features only minor changes. Under the new plan, Finan's Senate district will include the House districts of Tranter, Jackie O'Brien, R-Anderson Township, and Corwin Nixon, R-Lebanon. Bowen will represent the areas now served by Mallory, Rankin and Van Vyven. The new district boundaries for all 99 Ohio House and 16 of the 33 Senate districts will first be tested in the November, 1992, general election. 1 X r 1 "W Pearson Bradley-Harris had worked for three months as a server at the White House Inn in West Chester, said Michael Pickett, owner and chef. "We're pretty much in shock. Nobody can believe it happened. It's such a sad thing. Nobody deserves that," Pickett said. Leis refused to discuss a motive, the weapon that was used in the killing or other details. Bradley-Harris' body was found inside a Chevrolet Camaro parked at the side of the road. The shot had been fired through the driver's The Cincinnati EnquirerGlenn Hartong Jessica Job, 4, of Anderson Township, gives Ratnbo the police dog a big hug Wednesday on Fountain Square. Rambo and his partner, Officer Bill Loose, were taking a bow after placing first among 87 canine teams last week in the National Police Canine Competition in Mansfield, Ohio. 911 tape shows poor directions slowed response normal emergency call made from a home or a business and one made with a cellular phone is that the location is not known on the cellular," he said. "We know immediately where a caller is calling from with a regular phone. "But our operators are trained to get the same information and details with either type of call." Rager's office is still investigating whether disciplinary action should be taken against operator Barbara Harrison, who told caller Charles Collins that he could not call 911 from a cellular phone. It's not uncommon for travelers using cellular telephones to give wrong directions to 911 operators, Rager said. When 911 is dialed from a residential or business phone, the dispatcher's phone system pinpoints the address and phone number from which the call was made. The Klare incident both in the lateness of the responding team and the operator's failure to properly handle one of the seven calls reporting it is not a cause for alarm, Rager said. "The only difference between a As a result of the confusion, the responding team took 20 minutes to find Klare's car, not the eight minutes city crews strive for. The eight-minute standard has been established by the Academy of Medical Standards, Rager said. "It's easy for me to understand the response time," he said. "Because of the poor directions, we had a pumper, loaded with 300 gallons of water, searching for a pulled-over car on the other side of the interstate. You can't be racing at 65 or 70 miles per hour when you are trying to find someone." BY RICHARD GREEN The Cincinnati Enquirer Poor directions from callers to 911 dispatchers resulted in emergency crews reaching a heart attack victim 12 minutes later than city standards require, Cincinnati's safety director said Wednesday. Charles Klare, 76, of Deer Park died Saturday night after suffering a heart attack while driving along Interstate 75 near 1-74. His family has criticized the response time of a city medical team, primarily because an operator wrongly told a motorist that he could not use his cellular car phone to report the problem. But a review of the taped conversations between city operators and those reporting the emergency showed the 911 dispatchers were given the wrong location for Klare's car. Three callers told operators that Klare was near the Mitchell Avenue exit on 1-75. Actually, he was 2.5 miles north of that exit. "We couldn't find the incident. There was confusion as to where it was," David Rager, city safety director, said Wednesday. .grata Xavier volunteer inspires cheers IV1 ' 11 - : h A.' S ... H m : Ui 'llll '.al "(Rauch) is doing exceptionally well and is an excellent example of the type of students we intend to attract with this fellowship," Jantzen said Wednesday. "To be selected, they have to have 1,250 SAT and be in the top 5 of their class and have a track record of volunteer service in high school." Three to five fellows are chosen each year. This year there were 119 applicants. Rauch said things are easier now that she's in her second year of the program. At first, VI had a hard time seeing my friends being able to just sit in the dorm after class and me having to leave. Ten hours is not much time, but in the beginning of my college life it was a lot." But "it's worth it now," she said. "I have gotten more than I ever expected." The students have taught Rauch, and girls. "I thought, how am I going to teach these people? How am I going to work with these deaf students? How do they dance?" said Rauch, a sophomore at XU. "Then I got here," and found, she said, "they dance like everybody else. They count to the beat. They have a word for every motion. You don't need to hear music to be able to use motions, jump, or yell for that matter." 11 fellowships awarded Rauch and 10 other students have received a service fellowship through the three-year-old undergraduate program, said creator Jan Jantzen, associate vice president of enrollment. The school covers tuition, room and board for the students, who must maintain a 3.2 grade point and commit to 10 volunteer hours a week. Service is focus of scholarship plan BY BRENDA J. BREAUX The Cincinnati Enquirer The cheerleaders were chanting and jumping Wednesday, but the only sounds were the squeaks of rubber on the gym floor and subtle encouragement from volunteer Heidi Rauch. The chants were being done in sign language; the five cheerleaders are high school students at St. Rita School for the Deaf. Rauch, 18, is working with the students as part of her scholarship program at Xavier University one keyed to volunteer service. Rauch said she knew only the alphabet in sign lanpage and was nervous before she started working with the 1 ka.N ." i The Cincinnati EnquirerCathy A. Lyons Chrissy Crosby, left, and Michelle Martin, right, look on as Heidi Rauch, center, a Xavier University sophomore, demonstrates a cheerleading move during (Please see ST.RITA, Page B-3) practice Wednesday at St. Rita School for the Deaf. 'I v

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