TEMPO STORIES FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2004
The hottest club in town
Grazing at a meeting of the Cincinnati Chili Pepper Club is like walking across a bed of coals barefoot: Just when you think you've found a cool spot to rest your toes, er, tongue, the food flames and burns you.

This 'Spider-Man' spins a fine yarn
Something wonderful happens in Spider-Man 2. The adventures of a comic book superhero evolve from a bright popcorn flick into a fable as thrilling and heartfelt as Star Wars.
'Spider-Man' transformed Dunst

Jess! I'm home! Oh Nicky!
One couple married in 1940. The other, in 2002. But the similarities between modern duo Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey and their classic counterparts Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz can't be ignored.

Home Sweet Real Estate
Home Style: Jim and Bert Huff, husband-and-wife founders of one of Greater Cincinnati's largest real estate companies, followed the industry maxim when they bought their own home in 1978.
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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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Ohioan wins Pillsbury Bake-Off
Suzanne Conrad of Findlay, Ohio, won the $1 million grand prize in the Pillsbury Bake-Off in Los Angeles Tuesday with her Oats 'n Honey Granola Pie.
Cobblers taste like summer
Take a good measure of ripe, juicy berries, cook until soft and bubbly, top with a rolled crust and bake. That's a traditional cobbler. Or is it?
Pepsi Edge vs. Coke C2
What would food marketers do without the low-carb rage? The cola giants have introduced two new drinks promising half the sugar and reduced carbohydrates. Pepsi Edge has 70 calories and 20 grams of carbs, while Coke's C2 offers 70 calories and 18 carb grams.
Harpoon unites flavors
I think Harpoon IPA is one of the best things to come out of Boston since the baked bean, and it has been one of my favorite summer beers for years. It offers the extremely crisp taste created by high bitterness, and more than enough hop flavor for practically anyone.
PEOPLE
Trump puts his name on 'World' magazine
He has cornered a good chunk of the real estate market in Manhattan. His hit NBC reality show, The Apprentice, has made Donald Trump a household name.
Borgnine is back in the saddle
LOS ANGELES - "Shouldn't I be?" exclaims Ernest Borgnine, when asked why he's still working at 87.
Jessica Lange selling Minn. real estate
Oscar winner Jessica Lange and her companion, the playwright Sam Shepard, are selling the estate in Stillwater, Minn., where they have lived for nine years.
Love shows up late for court appearance
Courtney Love showed up more than five hours late to a Manhattan court appearance, and was scolded by a judge who said her tardiness was grounds for arrest.
Keith Richards to perform in tributes to Gram Parsons
The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards has signed on to perform at two concerts next month paying tribute to late country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons.
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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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