Welcome to the working world
In black trousers and black-and-cream knit shirt, he blends in with the other young, uniformed grocery store employees.

They love the '80s
Maybe you sing along to the Smiths in your car, or she-bop to Cyndi Lauper tunes only when no one else is home. But even though you keep it a secret, you know you love '80s music.
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Footlighters' 'La Mancha' all set to compete
Last Saturday, when most of Cincinnati was enjoying a perfect summer day, the cast, orchestra and crew of Footlighters' Man of La Mancha gathered inside the Stained Glass Theatre in Newport to spend an afternoon raising and breaking down a set again and again.
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Home Style: Pools of ideas
Two Cincinnati-area families found that custom pools can provide a creative way to build a backyard retreat for kids and adults.
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Summer festival guide
Eat well, make friends and celebrate traditions at churches, riverfronts and parks all season long.

Cicada watch
The 17-year wait for the oversized insects is almost over. Visit our special section for cicada sounds, areas they are appearing, even recipes to cook the tasty critters.
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All-purpose web site sets up shop here
Want to rid yourself of that 50-gallon fish tank? Searching for a new psychic? Hoping to reconnect with that waitress you chatted with at Skyline Chili? A web site that's the buzz across the nation right now may be of assistance.

'Norton Effect' a 'silly little show'
"I need something LOUD," says British comic Graham Norton as he swishes through the designer collections at Bergdorf Goodman on a recent shopping spree.
With all of this fluff, what is real hard-hitting TV news?
News from the Mideast and Washington last week was especially dismaying.
Trial drugs may help anorexics
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are studying new drug therapies for binge eating disorder and trying new therapies for anorexia nervosa.

'Forbidden Broadway' roasts shows everybody knows
A terrifyingly perky flapper dances onto the stage of the Aronoff's Jarson-Kaplan Theater and sings out loud what we all know: Thoroughly Modern Millie is the worst "Best Musical" ever.
Citing infection, Jessica Simpson cancels show
Singer Jessica Simpson canceled her Tuesday show in Providence, R.I., because of a kidney infection, a spokeswoman at Columbia Records said.
St. Louis orchestra hits funding goal
Four years ago, the Saint Louis Symphony was nearly bankrupt, with year after year of operating losses and a pitiful endowment for a world-class orchestra.
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k.d. lang remembers her roots
k.d. lang says her three musical heroes, Joni Mitchell, Patsy Cline and Peggy Lee, all share a quality she admires: "A central confidence in who they are."

Beyoncé fragrance by Tommy
Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries has unveiled a new women's fragrance collection inspired by Beyoncé.
Fear of flying keeps Doris Day grounded
Doris Day is honored to be receiving a Presidential Medal of Freedom, but the entertainer's fear of flying kept her from traveling to Washington Wednesday to accept it from President Bush.
Dylan gets honorary degree from Scottish university
Bob Dylan accepted an honorary doctor of music degree Wednesday from Scotland's oldest university. He was speechless, but a professor at the University of St. Andrews sang his praises.
Latest 'Idol' changes name to just Fantasia
A year ago, she was Fantasia Barrino, unemployed and borrowing money to pay rent on a one-bedroom apartment, where she spent days playing with her 1-year-old daughter, Zion.
Actor Al Molinaro is 85. Comedian Jack Carter is 81.

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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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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.

Technology news
Our weekly guide to computers, the Web and the latest gadgets.

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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