TEMPO STORIES FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2004
Moms Meetup
Linda Campbell acknowledges being both nervous and excited as she waits for others to arrive at a Sharon Woods picnic shelter.

Drummer ends one gig, debuts another
When local drummer Jerry Dirr decided to launch a record label, he scoured the dictionary in search of the right name. When he discovered the word "phratry," an anthropological term that refers to a cluster of clans within a larger tribe, he knew he'd found it.

Cincinnatian's DVD gathers kids' monsters
A flickering image plays upon the screen. It's a familiar one: Dracula, his cape raised like bat wings, closing in on a victim. There are screams, flashing fangs and terror.

Janelle Gelfand on tour with symphony
Enquirer classical music writer Janelle Gelfand is on tour with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Europe. Get the latest on the tour in her blog.

Those marvelous mirrors
Home Style:After a fall from grace in their bawdy disco days, mirrors are re-emerging, more refined and clad in gold leaf, adding light, expanding views and amplifying space.
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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
The early word: Jump on your weekend
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
No consensus on next to get the boot
The Apprentice 2 went to the dogs last week as both teams tried to make money off Central Park-ers' canine companions. Donald Trump fired Stacy R. after saying she complained too much and didn't effectively sell her ideas to the rest of Team Mosaic. Tonight (9 p.m. Channels 5, 2), the teams must create a recruitment campaign for the New York Police Department, and our Apprentice panelists think they know who has this task locked up.
Free film premiere
Cast, crew, family, friends and movie fans are invited to the free Cincinnati premiere tonight of the local independent film Artworks, a romantic heist movie written and directed by veteran media producer Jim Amatulli.
PEOPLE
Usher, Keys lead Vibe Award nominees
Usher is feeling the vibe.
Solange Knowles gives birth to a boy
Singer Solange Knowles, little sister of BeyoncÈ, has given birth to a baby boy, according to her publicist.
Stephen Stills proud papa at age 59
Musician Stephen Stills, of the legendary band Crosby, Stills & Nash, and his wife Kristen are the proud parents of a baby boy.
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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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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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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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