TEMPO STORIES FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2004
More than meat & potatoes
When we asked Mary Jo McMillin, chef-owner of Mary Jo's Cuisine in Oxford, to create a St. Patrick's Day dish using stout (strong, hearty Irish beer), she didn't hesitate.
Where to eat Irish

The pursuit of passion
In a career or in a relationship, finding the things you enjoy and keeping at them can be the path to true devotion.
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Take control of portions
Americans have a peculiar clean-your-plate approach to food, and the more food on our plates, the more we eat.
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America's green beer custom leaves Irish stout lovers cold
I hope your St. Patrick's Day plans include lifting a pint, but please don't include your beer in the wearing o' the green. Green beer is an abomination invented on this side of the pond, and is no more Irish than green eggs and ham.
Corn cake's taste its prize
They've finally made a puffy, foam-like disk I can eat: Quaker's new Cracker Jack flavor popped corn cakes.
Recipes stir students to devour history lessons
It's 10 a.m., but we're all eating dinner in Anitra Simmons' English 3 class at Mount Healthy High School. It's their second annual "Soul Food Feast," held in conjunction with reading Jubilee (Houghton Mifflin; $8.95), a narrative about slavery. The students not only prepare a meal, but research recipes and put together a cookbook.
Serve green soups to honor St. Patrick's Day
You don't have to be Irish to enjoy St. Patrick's Day today. I have two of my favorite green soup recipes for you, both easy and tasty. Keep these recipes on hand because they are great for when you're rushed.
Smart Mouth
PEOPLE
'Passion' star Caviezel meets Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II met Monday with Jim Caviezel, star of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, the Vatican said.
Whitney Houston enters rehabilitation
Grammy-winning pop singer Whitney Houston has entered a drug rehabilitation facility in the Los Angeles area, her publicist said.
Wardrobe malfunction has an impact
The Janet Jackson bare breast incident during the Super Bowl halftime show is among this year's events recognized as changing the way we speak.
Cedric will co-host 'Motown' special
Justin Timberlake is out, and Cedric the Entertainer is in as the new co-host of ABC's Motown 45 special.
Spotlight shines on Prince
NEW YORK - Throughout his career, the prodigious Prince has defied categorization. The androgynous rocker with a soulful bent blurred musical genres, racial boundaries and sexual attitudes with songs that broke barriers on an artistic and social scale.
Carlin: Indecency debate silly, but republic will survive
George Carlin famously dissected "The Seven Words You Can't Say on Television" as a way to explore what everyone was so uptight about.
'Simple Life' hits road
The pink pickup truck is gassed up. The shiny metallic trailer is hitched to the back. And Paris Hilton, in a pink and red sundress with a flower in her hair, is posing for cameras on a Miami Beach hotel balcony.
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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.
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Readers share memories of flight
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