TEMPO STORIES FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2003
Junk man salvages a family
Everyone has a story. This week, James Buntain, who lost the woman he loved six years ago, but is determined to build a good life for two young boys

Gangstas love this gangster
Rap was still a small niche in 1983 when Al Pacino shredded the screen as doomed Cuban gangster Tony Montana in Brian DePalma's Scarface.

CSO guest conductor likes to tout amazing music
Andrew Litton, 43, music director of the Dallas Symphony for 10 years, has conducted more than 110 orchestras. We asked Litton, who guest conducts the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra this week, to tell us about his work.

Bare because they care
When the Civic Garden Center's 2004 "Bare Roots" calendar was announced last month, we were teased with the promise of "surprise celebrities" for May.

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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Dido wants to thank record buyers a second time
No one, including her music producer brother, paid much attention to Dido when she made her first album.
Oscars ban 'screening' tapes
Hollywood implemented an anti-piracy plan Tuesday banning special DVDs and videotapes for Oscar voters, angering champions of smaller movies that have taken home an increasing share of the film industry's highest honors.
Help us choose reading project book
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.
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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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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.
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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
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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.