Tailgating draws lots of fans
At a grassy field near Lockland Stadium on a recent Friday night, two hours before Elder High School plays rival Moeller, the air is heavy with the scent of charcoal lighter fluid and the slap-slap-slap of cornhole bags against wood. It's time to tailgate.

Indian Hill woman carried sister's memory
The tears started when Denise Hill saw the summit of Katahdin, the Maine mountain that marks the northern terminus of the 2,174-mile Appalachian Trail.

Wang honeymoons are just starting
Vera Wang attends many weddings - even if it's only on the label of the bride's gown. Now her presence is going to be felt on honeymoons, too.

'All My Sons' ages gracefully
It is 1947 suburbia, where the Kellers are living the American Dream. Joe (Michael Shooner) is a successful manufacturer. Kate (Kate Wilford) is his loving wife. Chris (Brian Isaac Phillips) is the idealistic son who seems happy to take the world at sunny face value.

Living history
Home Style:A small plaque near the front door of David and Cindi Reid's 65-year-old Indian Hill home shows that the structure has earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

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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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Halloween tricks cut down on treats
It's that time of year - red and gold leaves falling, abandoning the trees they grew up on. Can the annual Halloween tummy ache be far behind? If you dread Halloween's focus on sweets, try some of these ideas.
There she goes: ABC drops Miss America
ABC has dropped Miss America, leaving the famous beauty pageant without a network TV outlet for the first time in 50 years.

Stirring 'Crucible' both electrifying and chilling
Oh, how I wish The Crucible were out-of-date.
Symphony warms up before heading to Europe
Paavo J”rvi aims to show the world what the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra can do. On Thursday, he led an engaging preview of some of the music to be played on the orchestra's 11-concert tour to nine European cities, which begins next week.

O'Reilly made the wrong call, porn star says
Porn queen Savanna Samson - who was interviewed by Bill O'Reilly just hours before he allegedly called his producer, Andrea Mackris, and "launched into a vile and degrading monologue about sex" - says she wishes the Fox News Channel star had phoned her that night instead.

Theron joins anti-fur campaign
Charlize Theron is making the fur fly in Hollywood by joining a campaign against the use of animal pelts in fashion, reports Agence France-Presse.
Gold pleads not guilty in wreck
Former Growing Pains star Tracey Gold pleaded not guilty to charges that she was driving drunk when her sport utility vehicle overturned in Ventura, Calif., injuring her husband and 7-year-old son.
Jackson's sister says Moonwalk's not his
As if Michael Jackson didn't already have enough problems: Now there's a claim that he didn't invent the moonwalk, reports MSNBC.com.

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.

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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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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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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.

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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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