Sunday, July 09, 2000


A guide to help make your day

        Reds: Final game against Cleveland 1:15 p.m. today at Cinergy Field. $5-$21. 421-7337.

        Roger Waters: The Pink Floyd founder brings his act to Riverbend at 8 p.m. today. $27.50-$52.50. 562-4949.

        Newport arts fest: Music, artists, children's activities, more, noon-7 p.m. today in General James Taylor Park along the riverfront in Newport. (859) 292-3666.

        Ohio Military Band: Free concert includes Broadway, movie themes, waltzes and marches, 7:30 p.m. today at Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Mount Healthy. 521-7003.

        Antiques: Second Sunday Antiques Marketplace, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. todayalong Covington MainStrasse Village's tree-lined Sixth Street promenade. (859) 341-3390.

        TV picks: A&E dramatizes Dava Sobel's best-selling book, Longitude, as a four-hour miniseries about one of the world's most revolutionary inventions (8 p.m.-midnight). • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says Nature tracks the humpback whale off the coast of Alaska (8 p.m., Channels 48, 54, 16).

        Web site of the day: The Car Talk guys from National Public Radio have posted the results of their survey to find the worst car of the millennium. And the winner is . . . the Yugo. “At least it had heated rear windows — so your hands would stay warm while you pushed,” said one respondent. For full survey results, check out

        Sticking around: Scotch Tape still is holding things together after 75 years. Since its creation in 1925, more than 900 versions of tape have hit the market. Newest: Scotch tape's pop-up mountable dispenser, $2.99. (three refills $2.99.) Tape trivia: Richard Drew, a young 3M engineer, invented Scotch masking tape to help car painters achieve a clean, sharp edge where one color met another. Mr. Drew invented the first cellophane pressure-sensitive tape five years later.

        24 hours out: Program on beginner water gardening with staff from White Oak Garden Center, 7 p.m. Monday, West Fork Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Monfort Heights. 369-4472.

        48 hours out: Bob Dylan with Phil Lesh and Friends, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Riverbend Music Center. $21.50-$42.50. 562-4949.

        72 hours 'til Wednesday: The wildly successful 16-year-old vampire novelist Amelia Atwater-Rhodes signs and discusses her latest book Demon in My View, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

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