TEMPO STORIES FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2003
Oh, Christmas tree
Live or cut? Real or fake? Our annual guide to that all-important symbol of the holiday season: the Christmas tree, including a list of tree farms.
Pros and cons about conifers
Cut or live tree?
Keep your tree looking good
Tree traits

Basements make room for fun
It's all about games for 3-year-old Kendall Haen. But nary a tear has to fall while she waits her turn when friends come to play in her entertainment room. There's always something bigger, better and brighter

Get to it!
A guide to help make your day.
Tree farmers: Get on the Christmas list

YOU TELL US
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."

PEOPLE
Old song haunts Eminem
A racially inflammatory song has come back to haunt Eminem. The track tells of his breakup with a black girlfriend in 1993.
Letterman loses Hilton reservation
Socialite Paris Hilton, star of an upcoming Fox reality series and subject of a sex video, pulled out of her announced interview on David Letterman's Late Show.
Plimpton had Bush's number
Norman Mailer, Kurt Vonnegut, Jay McInerney and others swapped George Plimpton stories this week at a memorial service in the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York.
HOME & GARDEN
DÈcor lines evoke Tuscany romance
Tuscany is romance in olive groves, colossal cypress trees on hilltops, medieval stone churches and rustic wood tables that seat a dozen. It's your home, your neighbor's home or the street where you live. The allure of all things Mediterranean is evident inside and out of many homes.
Carvings, curls define rococo style
For newly rich mid-century Victorians, when it came to furnishing their huge homes not only was bigger better, but pieces with ornate carving were a must. Sculptures of animals, flowers and fruit adorned drawers, tops and arms of wood pieces.
Home tours open doors
This year's holiday home tours will include the annual event at the Promont House Museum in Milford and the first tour in eight years of Covington's Licking-Riverside Historic District.
Circle This
SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of last Sunday's Tempo stories)
DVDs, CDs roll out for holidays
The holidays have become the season of the DVD, and this year is no exception. Dozens of television shows and movies make their way to DVD for the first time, joined by multidisc special editions of the year's box office champs, as well as a massive box set of unheard songs from late country legend Johnny Cash and a new DVD collection of the Beatles's original appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Cult favorites, hit shows compiled for convenience
Familiar names flood stores during holidays

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SPECIAL
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.
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.