TEMPO STORIES FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2004
MidPoint reaches high point
Music festival's numbers explode in third year.

Presidential campaign diverts to hair
No matter how you cut it, it looks like this presidential election will be decided by a hair. Maybe a full head of it. So we asked Greg and Donna Dougherty, owners of You Guys Salon in Symmes Township, for their takes on President Bush's and Sen. John Kerry's 'dos that will be in the spotlight during the Thursday night debate.

Violinist portrays cycle of 'Seasons'
Antonio Vivaldi added descriptive words into the margins of his masterpiece, The Four Seasons, so that musicians would know when to evoke a barking dog or a thunderclap.

MidPoint Music Festival blog
If you missed it, read all about the MidPoint Music Festival in C.E. Hanifan's web log.

Down on the farm
Home Style: Mary Margaret Rochford, the woman who brings us the spring Cincinnati Flower Show and fall Flower and Farm Fest, relishes down time on her Clermont County farm.
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Fall Arts & Entertainment guide
This fall, the area's stages, galleries and screens will be filled with faces both fresh and familiar, classic and contemporary. We take you behind the scenes to preview exciting events in art, classical music, dance, film, pop/rock and theater, with profiles of rising and returning stars, highlights of events, calendars, etiquette and a guide to the season's bargains.
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Get to it!
A guide to help you make your day.
TV Best Bets
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Horror films scare away most other competitors
It's been a bad time for movies in general lately, but good for thrillers like The Forgotten, which claimed the No. 1 box office spot over the weekend, scaring up $22 million.

PEOPLE
Nixon finds happiness, but question is with whom
Sex and the City has taken on a whole new meaning for Cynthia Nixon.
O'Connor pleads for respect in ad
It's a dubious strategy, but then again, it's Sinead O'Connor.
Birthdays
Singer Avril Lavigne is 20.

HEALTH & FITNESS
Body & Mind
Women's health
Joint pain? Blame it on the rain
Mark Twain has often been quoted as saying: "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it."
Massive study prepares for next phase
Mildred Speight's mother raised her and her sisters right.
Morning or night, just get exercise
Question: My schedule only allows me to work out just before bedtime. Is this a good idea?

YOU TELL US
Lend us your taste buds
Tell us five reasons why you should serve on the new 2004-2005 Taste Team, and include your age and neighborhood or town and phone number. Send postcards only to: Taste Team, the Enquirer, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati, 45202. Or e-mail cmartin@enquirer.com. Deadline: Aug. 13.

Join one of our new reader panels
Wanted: Folks who like to talk about themselves and aren't afraid to share details of their lives, from what's bugging them to what kinds of activities they enjoy.

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
S P E C I A L   R E P O R T :   T H E   R O A D   T O   F R E E D O M
Keeping the stories alive

The Underground Railroad lives in the telling. The story of slaves escaping to freedom resonates in now-empty slave cells in New Orleans, an attic hiding place in Philadelphia, and a one-room schoolhouse for escaped slaves in Canada.
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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.

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.

On the Same Page
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