TEMPO STORIES FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2003
Music spotlight on Main Street
"Who will you discover?" is the theme of the expanded MidPoint Music Festival. Tonight through Saturday, the festival will field 204 local, regional and national unsigned acts on 15 stages in downtown Cincinnati.
Be sure to hit the high points
Disc captures event's spirit
Schedule, links to bands sites

Reality check: Keeping up with our 'Survivor'
Here's our recap of last week's Survivor: Pearl Islands, and a preview of tonight's show (8 p.m., Channels 12, 7). Lillian Morris, 51, of Deerfield Township remains in the $1-million contest.
Enter our Survivor contest

Will the food police get you?
In response to Americans' growing concern about expanding girth, leaner, greener options are becoming available at supermarkets, restaurants and even school cafeterias.
McDonald's suits given fat chance
Nutrition tips

Best of Bats Incredible!
It was one time the class didn't mind getting the homework piled on. In fact, says student Aaron Day, 17, "it was definitely the highlight of my year."
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Get to it
A guide to help make your day.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Oh forecasts surprises 'Under the Tuscan Sun'
You've seen her as the quick-witted, sassy assistant on the HBO comedy series Arliss, the awe-struck vice principal in The Princess Diaries, and perhaps on stage in The Vagina Monologues in New York.
Endless comic book back
It's a fan's dream come true: the Sandman is back.
Simon revisits cell in Baghdad
A few weeks ago, CBS News correspondent Bob Simon voluntarily returned to a place he once never thought he'd leave alive.
Top 10s

The Early Word

Best bets: What's on TV tonight

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of last Sunday's Tempo stories)
Tall Stacks cruise tickets almost gone
If you've waited until now to get cruise tickets, you may find yourself landlocked out of the nation's largest riverboat festival.
Guide to Tall Stacks

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SPECIAL
Make plans for Tall Stacks 2003
The Tall Stacks Music, Arts & Heritage Festival, which pays tribute to steamboating's glory days, returns Oct. 15-17.

Holiday crafts fairs & bazaars
It's almost time for holiday fairs and bazaars. The Enquirer will run a free listing of non-profit events Oct. 4 in Tempo. If you would like your event listed, fill out our e-mail form.

Jewel of art, architecture repolished
The Taft Museum of Art is at the height of a $19 million makeover which will double the size of the museum, clean up centuries of grime and fix a few decorating disasters.
How the house changed

Fall festival guide
It's time to celebrate apples, pumpkins, all things German and much, much more. Here's out list through November.

Roller coaster craze never-ending cycle
Nowhere in the country is the roller coaster craze bigger than in the Tristate, with 72 coasters within a four-hour drive. Columnist Jim Knippenberg reports on his tour of 46 coasters at six amusement parks in six days.
ONLINE EXTRA: Rate and review the 46 coasters, and see what others think
Tour diary: 46 coasters, 3 states, 6 days
Map & information about the coaster parks

Readers share memories of flight
In honor of the 100th anniversary of flight, we asked readers to share their own memories of flying. Hundreds of folks did. Here are some of our favorites.
ONLINE EXTRA: More responses not included in print edition

Fit City: Get up off the couch
Tristaters are overweight and out of shape, a survey shows. To change Fat City to Fit City, the Enquirer is beginning a year-long project to get you going on your own fitness program.

Technology news
Our weekly guide to computers, the Web and the latest gadgets.

Music lovers toast Cammy winners
A sold-out crowd of more than 1,110 local music lovers packed Jillian's for the seventh annual Enquirer Pop Music Awards (the Cammys). See who won.

Women of the Year
The Enquirer honors 10 Tristaters for their service to their community. The newspaper has recognized women of distinction annually since 1968.

On the Same Page
Join this year's community reading project.