TEMPO STORIES FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2003
Trio fit for dressmaking
For three Cincinnati dressmakers, it's about providing their clients with unique, well-fitting and original garments that can't be found in any retail outlet.

Follow fabrics and fashions
It's hard to decide what is most striking about A Separate Sphere: Dressmakers in Cincinnati's Golden Age, 1877-1922. Certainly the beautifully designed and tailored couture provides a delicious peek into a past dressed in silk, trained in satin and decorated with flocks of crystal beading.
Designer from Cincinnati 'on cusp of his time'

Walk this way: Miami University Natural Areas
The delights of autumn are evident - crisp air, changing leaves, colorful days often warmed by midday sun, all offering a pleasant opportunity to exercise out of doors.

Are you stressed out? Take our survey
We want to know what stresses you out - and how you de-stress.

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.
Best bets: Whats on TV tonight
REVIEWS
Cromer is red-hot in 'Blue'
Every year, one of the things I most look forward to is a knockout stage turn by Bruce Cromer. This season, it's in Ensemble's Blue/Orange, a showy London hit about mental health care in Great Britain.
Cooper is classic, but not scary
Alice Cooper's most celebrated modern-day imitator, Marilyn Manson, hasn't shocked anyone in years. And it has been decades since the original shock rocker, Mr. Cooper himself, has been a figure of controversy.
Tokyo Quartet soars at Corbett
Despite recent personnel changes, the Tokyo String Quartet remains one of the world's peerless ensembles in chamber music.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
No slugs, no bugs, just a whole lot of pugs
It started out as a gathering of friends.
N.Y. Philharmonic pulls out of move
At first blush, a marriage between the New York Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall seemed like a good idea to both.
Tarantino directed 'Kill Bill' with a vengeance
Quentin Tarantino discusses the fine art of revenge with the zeal of a wine connoisseur going on about a 2000 Bordeaux.
Top 10s

The Early Word
SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of last Sunday's Tempo stories)
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

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.

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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
Join this year's community reading project.