TEMPO STORIES FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2004
Want a pet without peeves?
Sarah and Brandon Schenz were shopping for their first house, and it had to have a fenced back yard because they wanted a dog.

The ABCs of finding a good tutor
It's still early in the school year, but if you anticipate problems with your youngsters' schoolwork, you may want to hire a tutor.

CSO: Cellist is woman to watch
Keep an eye on cellist Alisa Weilerstein. She's one of the most exciting young talents to come along in a long time.

Fall decorating
Home Style:Halloween isn't just for witches and goblins anymore. Homeowners are harvesting pumpkins, gourds and squash and hoisting mini-bales of hay and dried cornstalks to turn out spook-worthy doorsteps, tabletops and windowsills.
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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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Youth Music Conference today
Get to it! A guide to help you make your day.

TEMPO HEADLINES
'A Picasso' masterful, provocative
The Gestapo wants "a Picasso." Not necessarily two or three. One will be enough.
Holiday crafts shows & fairs


Jacksons' dad recovering from ulcer surgery
Joe Jackson, father of singers Michael and Janet Jackson, is recovering from surgery for bleeding ulcers, a family lawyer said Wednesday.
Etheridge to star in gay sitcom

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.
Freedom Center special section

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
Join this year's community reading project.