Monday, December 29, 2003 -- Volume 7, No. 363
Playoff dreams die
Thanks to a 22-14 loss to intrastate rival Cleveland Sunday, the Bengals fell short of making the playoffs for the first time since 1990.
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Jon Kitna

HMO numbers down in Ohio
The number of Ohioans covered by health maintenance organizations could drop below 2 million next year for the first time since 1994.

Jon Hughes For photographer, nighttime right time
As darkness descends on Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, Jon Hughes scans the cloud-filled sky and frets. No moon means trouble.

Chessboard plays four
Pals Ricky Ruckel and Rick Naegel did not set out to develop a new brand of chess, creating a partnership in the process.

Traffic tie-ups
Congestion is so common on some Greater Cincinnati roads and highways that merely mentioning their names conjures images of cars sitting still, their drivers muttering to themselves.
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The Best in Arts in 2003
Our critics pick their top 10 outstanding performances, events and developments for '03.
Janelle Gelfand: Classical music
Margaret McGurk: Film
Jackie Demaline: Theater
Kathy Valin: Dance
Larry Nager: Pop music
Marilyn Bauer: Visual art

Corvette Z06 brash and fast
Big, brash and brawny - much like Americans themselves - the Corvette is the quintessential American sports car.
What are you driving?

Restaurants: Best of the new
It's the end of the year - time for drum rolls and handing out the silver spoons on the restaurant beat.

The Enquirer's
2003 Wish List

Brendan Voellger can't hear the cartoon-ish sounds when a duck quacks wildly and chases people like an attack dog. He will soon. You can help.
Brendan Voellger

LOCAL NEWS
Complete local news report

Columbia Tusculum redo planned
Checkpoint nets DUIs, gun
Learning down on the farm
They wrap for weeks to help homeless
New mayor is Reading-bred

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SPORTS
Complete sports report

Xavier 75, Elon 58
Bearcats still waiting for Whaley
Top 25: Okafor, Gordon KO Ball State
Women: Miami retires Cusick's jersey
Finding a coach is Huskers' goal

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EDITORIALS
Complete editorials report

The Fletcher diet plan for Kentucky
Morality should be a personal matter
Letters to the editor
Fans sound off about Kitna's hat fine

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BUSINESS
Complete business report

Business People
Judge adds to charges against Parmalat
Swedes target world markets for snuff
Tech spending expected to grow in 2004
Employers join battle against obesity

    • More business news...

TEMPO
Complete tempo report

TV channel weighs in with fitness challenge
Writer reaches the finish line
Competitive cycling keeps author on a roll
Objective should be overall fitness
Get to it!

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Today's Enquirer Columnists
Daugherty: Team has ways to go
Eckberg: Troubles? He has answers
Good Things Happening
Rhone: Fit bits
Weiser: Cincinnati al-Qaida cell hypothetical

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