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Ten things to do before riverboats leave
Time is running out. Today is the fifth and final day of the Tall Stacks Music, Arts & Heritage Festival. Here are 10 things you have to do before Tall Stacks steams off until 2007.
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Volunteers in the heart of the action
Partiers enjoy the gloat from the boat
Tall ones liven up harbor
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11-year-old finds sudden stardom
Riding his motorized scooter, Josh Hutcherson looks like any other 11-year-old kid in Union, Ky. But he's not. About half of the year he's commuting with his mother to Hollywood, auditioning for TV and movie roles, or on location making movies like TNT's Wilder Days with Peter Falk, which premieres today.

New shows score with smarts, originality
Two of the most original works to score as Broadway hits in recent New York seasons debut in Cincinnati this week. Multiple Tony Award winners both, Metamorphoses and Urinetown promise the hottest nights of the local theater season.

Best of the Bats: 'Jewel' glimmers with memories
Ellen Miller Scott created "Baseball's Crowning Jewel" with her late grandfather in mind.
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Get real advice from a regular guy
Answers to your burning questions about relationships, getting ahead, life's little mysteries and the world in general - introducing "Dear Doug."

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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.

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Pink Ribbon LPGA Pro-Am
The fifth annual Ethicon Endo-Surgery Pink Ribbon LPGA Pro-Am kicked off with a gala at the Hall of Mirrors and Pavilion at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.

Sculpture Center Fall Awards Gala
Almost everyone wore hats - some normal, many offbeat - to the $150-a-ticket International Sculpture Center Fall Awards Gala at the Westin.
One Human Family's Founders Dinner
One Human Family's Founders Dinner at the Banker's Club wasn't so much a fund-raiser as it was an appreciation and awards dinner celebrating diversity.
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DEMALINE: CCM grad gets break on Broadway
Her name is a mouthful, yet it's going above the title on the marquee (and Playbills) of Broadway's Nine.

Beechmont teaching the ropes
Rebecca Weisman joined Beechmont Players in January. By May she made her stage debut in Blithe Spirit, and now she's director-in-training for the British farce See How They Runm.
Good doctor, some fangs please
David Rebber was strolling downtown on an After-Five walk with Cincinnati Tomorrow when arts enthusiast Jenny Timm told him about Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival's need for fangs for the upcoming Dracula.
Playhouse selling props, costumes
A pair of ruby red slippers from The Wizard of Oz; hand-painted, comic book-style Western costumes from Dark Paradise; 1960s-styled wigs from Beehive; period dresses from Ain't Misbehavin'.
Playhouse sets series for under-40s
Playhouse in the Park is launching new series Stage Left, aimed straight at the under-40 crowd. <>p>

Indiana's still in action
Raiders of the Lost Ark landed like a thunderbolt in 1981, a rollicking, high-gloss throwback to old-time action serials.

Next 'Jones' to keep B-movie appeal
Yes, it's true. Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Harrison Ford are on the record with their agreement to make one more Indiana Jones adventure.

High-speed fiddle impresses CSO crowd
Fun was the word that best described the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concert when fiddler extraordinaire Mark O'Connor took center stage at Music Hall.

Troupe polishes Tolkien's 'King'
Playwright Blake Bowden and director Gina Cerimele-Mechley have returned to the Jarson-Kaplan Theater - this time with start-up Clear Stage Cincinnati - to complete the third and final part of their stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

MARTIN: She bakes outside the box
Annabel Stolley doesn't understand why people don't make cakes from scratch. And once you watch her make one, it's hard to argue.

Fast food's forgettable foray into healthy pizza
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Serve it this week: Collards
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KENDRICK: Pain, isolation common among mentally ill
I have long been aware of the wrong-headed attitudes toward people with mental disabilities. After writing my recent column, however, my own awareness was made ever so much more poignant.

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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

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.
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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.

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