TEMPO STORIES FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2003
Favorite river songs
With Tall Stacks just around the bend, we examine the American rivers' influence on popular music and let you pick your favorite river song.
Must-have river albumsDining on the river Tall Stacks guide

Best of the Bats: Rosey red bridge
Michael Sharp's Pete Rose Suspension Bridge almost sank before anyone saw it - a victim of April showers.
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Find your thrill at Pyramid Hill
A stone's throw from Hamilton, some 25 miles from downtown Cincinnati, lies a public park with monumental sculpture and an underground house.

Make plans for Tall Stacks 2003
The Tall Stacks Music, Arts & Heritage Festival, which pays tribute to steamboating's glory days, returns Oct. 15-19.

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.

Holiday Craft Shows & Bazaars
Our guide to holiday craft shows and bazaars in Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Clermont, Brown, Adams, Kenton, Campbell, Boone and Dearborn counties, from schools, churches, neighborhoods and charitable organizations throughout the Tristate.
Craft shows in the spotlight

Get to it
A guide to help make your day.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
DEMALINE: Becoming 'Man of La Mancha' took 30 years
William West hadn't been on a Cincinnati stage for almost 30 years when he saw an audition notice for Man of La Mancha . When the classic musical opens at the Stained Glass Theater in Newport on Thursday, West will be in the title role.


Grandmother finds role at NKU
Marian Weage, a non-traditional student and theater major at Northern Kentucky University, starts her NKU career as Rebecca Nurse in The Crucible, continuing through next Sunday.
Playhouse production travels to Vienna
The Syringa Tree is the latest Playhouse in the Park play to see international production.
Shows in Chicago, Ontario worth trip
There are two great theater road trips to consider:

REVIEWS
Playhouse's 'One' richly-told story of grown-up themes
I predict a happy future for One, the world premiere by Joseph McDonough now opening the Shelterhouse season at Playhouse in the Park.


CSO gives premieres impressive welcome
In one unbroken motion, pianist James Tocco started at the bottom of the keyboard, pounded his way to the top - and lept out of his seat and into a bear hug with conductor Andrew Litton.
Nappy Roots' 'Leather' reflects new seriousness
As the song from Nappy Roots' new album Wooden Leather states, the Kentucky hip-hop group has indeed been "Roun' the Globe."

TASTE
Tall Stacks calls for dining on the river
Where to eat during Tall Stacks:


Despite few bad meals, French food superb
I knew something was terribly wrong when I noticed the whipped cream alongside the walnut tart was spewed from an aerosol can.
Healthy can be tasty
What are our most hated "healthy" foods? Cauliflower, beets, cabbage and tofu would top the list for many people.

TELEVISION
'Our Town' opens season of classic masterpieces
In a quiet moment in a quiet show, Paul Newman's Our Town character chats with the audience.


Best bets: What to watch tonight

ALIVE & WELL
KENDRICK: Mental illness the unseen, unspoken disability
A teenager I know has difficulty eating, sleeping, getting to school on time. His intelligence measures in the superior range, but he's angry, remote, and told his best friend he thinks about suicide.

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SPECIAL
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
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