TEMPO STORIES FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2004

Super Bowl vs. 'Queer Eye'
NBC is pitting men against men with three encore episodes of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy - its hit show normally broadcast on NBC-owned Bravo up against the Super Bowl. Here's a comparison: TV rivals include lingerie, old flicks


Conlon, chorus sing out
It's no secret that May Festival conductor James Conlon is a champion of unappreciated composers and unknown music.
Lite menu delights symphony audience

Footlights program takes over Arnold's
If you're sampling the arts downtown on Feb. 15, be sure to add the Enquirer's Footlights to your schedule.

Get to it!
A guide to help make your day.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Don't ask Johansson to just act her age
Let's compare husky-voiced actresses Lauren Bacall and Scarlett Johansson.
Films don't always live up to Leonard's standards
Elmore Leonard's best-selling crime novels are famous for cool characters and plots that feature twists and turns.
Judge to R. Kelly: Stay clear of Jackson
R. Kelly won't be mingling with Michael Jackson during next week's Grammy festivities: A judge has ordered the R&B star, who is awaiting trial on child pornography charges, to stay away from the King of Pop, himself facing child molestation charges, when Kelly attends the awards.
'My Children' stumbles over crucial character
January 2004 has to be the worst month of theater openings Cincinnati has seen in years, and am I glad to see the back of it.
SEEN: BENEFITS AND BASHES
Seen: Greater Cincinnati bashes and benefits
This year's Striders' Ball, the ninth annual gala hosted by the American Cancer Society, Northern Kentucky, provided more than 400 guests a spectacular evening.
Volunteer Spotlight: Morleen "Moe" Rouse
Morleen Getz Rouse, known to everyone as "Moe," has been focused the past year on the March 27 fund-raiser for the Cincinnati SPCA, "Best In Show."
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SUNDAY COLUMNISTS
Kendrick: Teachers can learn lesson in empathy
When Jordan Collins was 2 years old, his mom, Tracy Collins, knew there was something that set him apart from other children. "We were at a birthday party at McDonald's," she recalls, "and all the other kids came when it was time to see the birthday presents. But Jordan - he was just so overwhelmed with excitement, he was jumping off the tables."
SUNDAY TASTE
Keep the party simple
Today's the big day. If you're planning a Super Bowl gathering at your place for four or 24 or more, you will want to keep it fun and relatively simple to manage. You can make it fancy or simple, but these last-minute tips can help your TV football fest go smoothly.
Helpings
YOU TELL US
Sex and the City poll
As Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte clean out their closets, we want to know how they have affected your life.

Include your camp in our guide
Fill out the online form to submit your camps for The Cincinnati Enquirer/Cincinnati.Com 2004 Summer Camp Guide.

Tell us about your DIY disasters
The new show, Broken House Chronicles on the Discovery Channel Thursdays, tracks two roommates through their sometimes-funny, always-frustrating home-repair disasters. What about you?

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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SPECIAL
Special section: Legacy of the Popes
Saturday, Saint Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes opens at Cincinnati Museum Center with 350 works from the Holy See.

Hahn S P E C I A L   R E P O R T:   E X T R E M E   C H O I C E S
Suffering children, desperate parents
Thousands of parents with severely ill children face decisions most of us cannot imagine, as cash-strapped states are slashing Medicaid and cutting off families who desperately need help. This series examines those extreme choices and the families who are making them.

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

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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