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B-2MetrO THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Wednesday, October 23, 1991 exual harassment inuuiries on rise my n WOW 11 ployment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The agencies review the charges and inform the woman or man of the viability of the case. . Mark Russell of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission said filings of sexual harassment charges with that office have not increased, but calls for information have doubled. The hearings served more as an educational tool, and while calls were on the rise, actual charges have not increased, said Helen Glutz, supervisor of the Cincinnati office of EEOC. "It (the hearing) made people aware of the situation and that there is someplace to go to find out about sexual harassment," Glutz said. "The sexual harassment calls have maybe doubled. Few have developed 'into charges." have had an impact on women, she said. "Women realize that they need to come forward because people will be more likely to believe them if they do it now," she said. "It doesn't mean it is any easier. One of the reasons they wait is it's difficult to talk about, and they are not sure someone will believe them." The Senate's confirmation of Thomas probably will leave some women reluctant to file sexual harassment complaints, she said. In Kentucky, women have been calling for information and advice on what they suspect may be sexual harassment, said Alvin Wilson, compliance director of the Kentucky Human Rights Commission. Calls have increased from women who want to know how to report and prove sexual harassment, he said. Wilson said his office also has received a number of calls from men. "We received calls from males who wanted to know what the statute of limitations is on sexual harassment charges. Those were probably our most unusual calls," Wilson said. "We usually get no more than five calls a week on sexual harassment. During and since the hearing, that number has at least tripled." A sexual harassment complaint must be filed within 180 days of the incident with the Kentucky Human Rights Commission, within six months with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, within 90 days with the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, and within 180 days with the federal Equal Em BY BRENDA J. BREAUX The Cincinnati Enquirer The Senate confirmation hearings on Judge Clarence Thomas for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court have led to an increase in questions to Tristate agencies about sexual harassment and individual rights. Ruth Anne Wallace, program director with the YWCA Job Search Resource Center, said calls about sexual harassment to her office have increased by 25 since the confirmation hearings began two weeks ago. University of Oklahoma law Professor Anita Hill accused Thomas of sexually harassing her when they worked together 10 years ago. Last week's vote to confirm Thomas despite Hill's allegations seems to ' WEDNESDAY MONITOR I - JAM 1 1 11 -Til MTTTlTTrITTM .1 JTl T CANDIDATES FOR NEWPORT mayor and city commission are expected to participate in a citywide forum at 7 p.m. at Newport Junior High School, Eighth and Columbia streets, sponsored by the Two Rivers II Neighborhood Association. THE WORLD GAME, in which players act out the roles of nations and international organizations, will bring 200 University of Cincinnati students to the Great Hall at Tangeman University Center at 6 p.m., sponsored by the UC chapter of the International Association of Students Interested in Business and Economics. A VAN CALLED NOMAD (No More Alcohol and Drugs) from the Drug and Poison Information Center will be at Fountain Square from noon to 1 p.m. as part of Red Ribbon Day, to raise awareness of the problems of substance abuse. Shooting suspect in court f '"'"& j .'I . U C ft . t . INSIDE FILE Lottery may revise games The Ohio Lottery is looking to revise its lineup of games played at computer terminals, lottery officials said Tuesday. At a meeting of the Ohio Lottery Commission in Cleveland, lottery officials also said an instant game to be introduced next week will offer players a chance to win videos. If any present game is eliminated or changed, it most likely would be Cards, which features a daily selection of one playing card from each suit. "It started with sales of $1 .4 million a week. Now it's roughly $230,000 a week," marketing director Martin Morrow said. Morrow said the newest instant game, one of seven such games the commission approved-Tuesday, is called Double Feature and will start next week. In addition to the usual prize money, a second-chance stub will offer a chance at winning videos available by mail. One, produced for the lottery, is called Great Moments in Ohio Sports. Lottery Executive Director Virgil Brown said no decision has been reached on how $9 million will be applied from an unclaimed Super Lotto jackpot. He said consideration is being given to applying it to prizes in the annual Holiday Cash instant game, raising the prize percentage from the usual 50 to 75. i JtlMiflKljJ - ---'-j ; Burial mound destroyed for development David Kern, president of Liberty Township trustees in Butler County, hopes other areas will be spared the recent tragedy of a historic Indian burial mound being bulldozed without notice. "I was heartsick," said Kern of the leveling of the Holloway . or D.S. Rose mound that was on the National Register of Historic Places. The DMS Co. cleared the land for expansion of the Hunting Creek subdivision about Oct. 8, but trustees did not learn the mound was gone until Oct. 18. There are no laws to protect such historic sites, unless federal funds or permits are in-! volved, according to Wesley Cowan, curator of archaeology for the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History, "The land owners had the right to do what they did," he said. The destruction points out. the need for legislation to deal with such situations, said Frank Ruffini, ' deputy Ohio historic preservation officer. "This site was one of only a couple hundred pre-historic sites in Ohio," . he said. The mound was about 195 feet in diameter and 80 feet high in 1879, but had shrunk to about 100 feet in diameter and about 6 feet high. Kern said an agreement has been reached between Cowan and the developer for a salvage dig of the remains. Wo-' "III 3?3t f 3 1 I r S I 1 ! 1 r-4 UNITED WAY PEOPLE A 22-year-old Mount Auburn man pleaded not guilty Tuesday in the shooting death of a 24-year-old man during an argument in Over-the-Rhine on Friday. Kevin Malone, of the 2700 block of Euclid Avenue, surrendered to Cincinnati police Monday and was charged in the death of Myron E. Riley, of the 5300 block of Holland Drive, Winton Terrace. Riley was shot and killed on the sidewalk outside 105 Green St. Malone also was charged with robbing and shooting a man Oct. 18 and with an aggravated robbery Oct. 9, records show. He remains in the Hamilton County Justice Center on a $100,000 bond on all the charges. COURTS Testimony: Workers' fears were dulled A "safety belief system" dulled Fernald workers' fears of cancer for decades, psychiatrist Jacob Lindy testified Tuesday in U.S. District Court. That system combined workers' pride in working at a nuclear defense facility and confidence in the management's assurances that they were being looked after, Lindy said. "It was something that people felt proud of and committed to," he said. Lindy based his description on interviews with 13 individuals workers, spouses and others and said their beliefs didn't break down until 1987 at the earliest. Lindy was a witness for workers suing NLO Inc., which ran the uranium processing facility from 1951 through 1985. Their $500 million suit says NLO intentionally exposed them to hazardous amounts of radiation. NLO contends the workers waited too long to file their suit. , Not-guilty plea filed in abuse case A 53-year-old nursing-home worker pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge that she broke the nose of a 93-year-old Twin Towers resident. Dorothy Irons, 53, of the 1800 block of Hewitt Avenue, Evanston, entered a written plea to the charge of patient abuse in Hamilton County Municipal Court and was released on her promise to return for court proceedings. She is charged with hitting the resident in the face at the College Hill nursing home and retirement center, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 15. Irons was arrested by Cincinnati police Monday. The Cincinnati EnquirerKevin J. Miyazaki Summing up the more than four years she has volunteered as a Big Sister for Catholic Social Services is easy for Lauren Reis. "I don't know that I've changed their lives, but they've sure changed mine," said Reis of her two "little sisters." Catholic Social Services is a United Wav-f unded aaencv A' it A FALL BLOWOUT: Supervisor Bruce Davis uses a power blower Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Glendale to clear leaves from the grounds. Lauren Reis providing a wide range of service to families and individuals, including the Catholic Big Brothers and Big Sisters program. Reis, an advertising-sales representative for Val PakRoberts Direct Marketing, dedicated her Saturday afternoons to two girls who are sisters ages 9 and 15. Whether they go to a movie, spend the afternoon downtown or run errands, it is an enriching experience for all. ' "There's nothing like the thrill of taking them somewhere for the first time," said Reis. "I've learned so much from them." The resident was treated at Providence Hospital for a broken nose and black eye. Stabbing victim's son is sentenced A 30-year-old Kennedy Heights man was sentenced Tuesday to 10-to-25 years in prison for the Feb. 20 murder of his mother. Tyson Brown pleaded no contest to a charge of aggravated murder before Judge William Morrissey of Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. Brown stabbed 59-year-old Eloise Brown in their home in the 6600 block , of Kennedy Avenue. She died the next day. ACCIDENTS Injuries to worker under investigation A Cincinnati Milacron worker was seriously injured early Tuesday at the company's plant at Mount Orab in Brown County. John Bachman, 31, of the 700 block of Twin Fox Road, Milford, suffered a fractured left leg and pelvic injuries at 1 a.m. Tuesday. He was in good condition later Tuesday at University Hospital. Al Beaupre, Milacron spokesman, said details of the accident would not be known until night-shift workers were interviewed. O INVESTIGATIONS Ky. employee asked about gun purchase A recently reinstated investigator with the Kentucky state attorney general's office in Frankfort has been questioned about his role in helping a Cincinnati man buy three guns from a Northern Kentucky store. Robert C. Hughes was questioned by an agent with the federal Bureau of Alcphol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) about the purchase of three pistols at Mark's Guns in Florence, according to an affidavit filed Aug. 26 in U.S. District Court in Covington. Jim Richardson, in charge of ATF.'s Cincinnati office, said last week that no charges had been filed and that the case was pending. He declined to discuss specifics of the case. ; Hughes was recently rehired with $11,000 in back pay to settle a personnel dispute in which he was fired for impersonating a federal drug agent. ; Hughes filled out a federal form when the guns were bought March 7, but they were paid for by Joseph D. Tarr of Cincinnati, the affidavit said. Tarr was convicted in Hamilton County in 1957 of assault with intent to rob and served two years in prison, the document said. ; The affidavit said the transaction violated federal laws that require gun buyers to live in the state where they buy a weapon. The forms, which are kept by gun dealers, are supposed to be filled out by the gun buyer. LOTTERIES OHIO Pick 3: 5 0 5 Pick 4: 6 5 2 1 Cards: AV 4 5 4 INDIANA ; Daily 3: 5 9 0 Daily 4: 9 3 4 7 KENTUCKY Pick 3: 6 5 3 Cash Five: 8 10 12 22 33 (Drawings of Oct. 22, 1991) Newsspots 90H, M ( m I Cincinnati .fjgm l Jpffwwnvllle jf i Numbers on each item correspond to locations noted on the map. Church plans bonfire for 'satanic' materials 1 DAYTON, Ohio: A minister who says "satanic crimes" are on the rise detailed his plans Tuesday to burn books and materials related to witchcraft, pornography and various organized religions. "Satanic crimes and unprovoked murders speak of America's need for the power of God to intervene," the Rev. Donovan Larkins said. "It is the things we read and the things we consume that open humanity up to demon power." A flier distributed by the church contains a "burn" list that includes pornography, horoscopes, tarot cards, rock albums and materials related to Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Mormonism, Jehovah's Wit religion. Larkins plans a bonfire for Saturday evening. It would be the second staged by the 33-year-old pastor of the Victory Bible Church. The first bonfire was last year in the church parking lot. "God told his church to discard satanic paraphernalia," Larkins said. "And these things were to be done before all men. They were not supposed to be done in a corner." ' Workers find safe; police come calling 2ELYRIA, Ohio: Police seized about $280 Monday from two construction workers who discovered a safe in some bushes near the construction project. The workers used sledgehammers to break up the safe, then pocketed the money, police said. However, a school crossing guard who saw the men called one taken in a gas station robbery early this year. A former station employee who is a suspect left the area months ago, police said. No one has been charged in Monday's incident, which has been declared a property recovery. Park worker wins discrimination suit 3 LEXINGTON, Ky.: A Scott County woman who accused the Kentucky . Horse Park of sex discrimination for refusing to rehire her after she returned from an injury was awarded more than $268,000 by a federal court jury. Brenda Ploch, 34, of Georgetown suffered a work-related back injury in December, 1988. When she returned to work five months later, the park denied her re-employment allegedly because of her physical restriction, according to court records. . 7- But Ploch maintained that she was ' denied employment because she was a . woman. She said men with similar physical restrictions were permitted to return to work. 1-65 bridge shifting but no dangers cited 4JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind.: The Interstate 65 bridge over the Ohio River has shifted at least 3 inches since its construction almost 30 years '. ago but doesn't pose an immediate dan-. ger, officials said Tuesday. - An Indianapolis engineering firm was to begin taking core samples of the northbound lanes of the Kennedy Bridge : on Tuesday night to determine what's', causing it to shift. Also, a device to; determine movement was to be inserted in the structure, which carries an estimated 80,000 vehicles a day. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS -i: police. The workers who had taken the safe to a nearby hillside and thrown it away surrendered $283.01 in bills and change and led police to the safe. Officer William Curtis, who investigated the find, said the safe may have been nesses, Christian Science and New Age jnesses, Lnrisuan

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