'Bourne' actress won't play wimpy woman
        It's fitting that Franka Potente's last name means “strong.” The German actress best known as the tenacious, cherry-haired heroine of 1998's Run Lola Run is revolted by the abundance of weak, helpless movie roles for women.

Kids' show on gay dads draws fire
        NEW YORK — Despite a staggering 100,000 e-mails and phone calls in protest, Nickelodeon will telecast a special for children about same-sex parents tonight.

Web radio's fate at hand
        WASHINGTON — One of the few places you can find authentic Hawaiian music outside Hawaii is on the Web. But a Library of Congress decision coming Thursday on Internet radio royalty rates could silence hundreds of homegrown Web radio stations across the country within 45 days.

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Mitford lives in 'Mountain'
        So what are you doing these days? It's a question the Rev. Timothy Kavanagh hears often, and he hates it.
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TV no prime time for real families
        Television series paint an unrealistic picture of American families by showing far more single-parent households than exist in society, according to a new study.

CSO, violinist speak Italian well
        Played well, Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons would sound good anywhere. But hearing the masterpiece al fresco, just as the sun sets in the summer sky, seems the way the composer would have wanted it.

Pittsburgh begins conductor search
        PITTSBURGH — When Mariss Jansons recently announced that he'll step down at the end of the 2003-04 season, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra quickly turned its thoughts to recruitment.

Razor turns to reinventing the low-rider tricycle
        LOS ANGELES — The company that reignited the craze for scooters two years ago is hoping to ride the nostalgia wave once again, this time with a souped up version of a low-rider tricycle.

Thompson rocks through the ages
        Most of us over the age of, say, 5, probably wouldn't number a Britney Spears tune among the 10 greatest songs of the last millennium.

Wyoming adds programs, fun
        WYOMING — Residents can double their fun at Wyoming's expanded recreation center.
Anti-censorship advocate fights anti-porn filters
        BELLEVUE, Wash. — Internet activist Bennett Haselton has made a name for himself by helping minors disable filtering programs designed to block Web sites that their parents deem offensive or pornographic.

Grade-school hobby grows into store
        World of Beads, the newest business on Hyde Park Square which opened Thursday, started out 10 years ago as a mother-daughter hobby for Paula and Mandi Wirtanen.

Kids: If at first you don't succeed, nag, nag again
        Alex Negelein admits when there's something he really, really wants, he's willing to ask his dad for it “150 times.”

Clooney celebrates 50 years of broadcasting
        Nick Clooney — Cincinnati broadcasting legend and all-around good guy — is celebrating 50 years behind a mike and in front of TV cameras. The sold-out “A Night with Nick” gala at Music Hall Saturday will recall a half-century of memories.
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Home in on Homearama
        The only reason not to go to Homearama is that you'll come home and want to level your house and start over.

Summer camp guide
The Enquirer's annual guide to summer camps for kids is a where-to list for sports, arts, academics, nature and more. And it's only available online.

Cammys show honors city, musical heritage
        The best musicians in Cincinnati played for each other, honored each other, complimented each other and exchanged hugs at the sixth annual Cammy Awards Sunday at Jillian's.
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Women of the Year
        We celebrate the work of 10 women who have made Greater Cincinnati a better place.

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Cincinnati's assignment: Ernest J. Gaines
        Ernest J. Gaines, author of A Lesson Before Dying thinks we, that is, blacks and whites, have more in common than we have differences.
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