TEMPO STORIES FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2003
Straw men come on strong
If scarecrows really do keep crows away, the blackbirds will be taking the long way around Coney Island the next couple of weeks.
Modern-day harvest figures are primarily for decoration

Companies think pink to fight breast cancer
There are plenty of worthy charitable causes out there and the fashion and beauty industries support many of them with special fund-raisers and promotions, but breast cancer research just might get the most support.

Comics fans: Take our survey
The Enquirer wants to change its comic strip lineup in the print edition, but first we want you to tell us what you like and don't like.

Best of Bats Incredible!
Sometimes, you must break things to make things. That's why the husband and wife team of artists Tamara Harkavy and Matt Kotlarczyk spent days on the phone asking family and friends to take a hammer to red dishes they might have lying around.
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Kazan got Brando's best
Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Marlon Brando, James Dean, Warren Beatty. Those artists - and several others - came to dominate the film and theater of mid-20th century America - in large part because of the vision of Elia Kazan.


Help us pick books for community reading project
Fall has just started but we're already gearing up for next spring's On The Same Page community-wide reading project - and we want to hear from you.

Style extra: Fabulous-Furs opens in Kenwood
Fabulous-Furs of Covington is a catalog business at heart, but the company specializing in fooling folks with their clothes and home fashions is opening a store at Kenwood Towne Centre Oct. 8.

BOOKS SECTION
Readers embrace revived Dune
Dune fans should forgive Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson for having the audacity to write more Dune novels.
What are you reading: Nancy Goodman Brinker
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SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of last Sunday's Tempo stories)
History goes to the movies
History buffs have plenty to look forward to at the movies this year, as a cornucopia of period pieces arrives beginning Friday to compete for the attention of grown-up ticket buyers and Oscar voters alike.
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Americans love their Westerns

Maisonette joins move to fixed-price menu
Last week, Maisonette, downtown, began handing diners a new kind of menu. Instead of a separate price for every item, diners select from a prix-fixe (fixed price) menu in which there is one price for three courses, with choices available within each course.

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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.