Monday, July 24, 2000


A guide to help make your day


Going out
First in three-game series with Houston, 7:35 p.m. todayat Cinergy Field. $5-$21. 421-7337.

        Stroke 9: Their song “Little Black Backpack” has popularized this modern rock act making a return appearance at Bogart's, 8 p.m. today with Ninedays, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $12.50-$14. 562-4949.

        Motivational speaker: Kimberly Ventus-Darks discusses her book Release It and Let it Go, a program designed to remove worry and guilt, 7 p.m. today at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        County Fair: The Clermont County Fair is in full swing 8 a.m.-midnight today with harness racing at 2 p.m. and monster truck show at 7:30 p.m., Clermont County Fairgrounds, U.S. 50, Owensville. $5-$7. 732-1657.

Staying In
        TV picks:
An anthropologist (Adrian Pasdar) and a scientist (Rae Dawn Chong) team to investigate miracles and other unexplained phenomena in Mysterious Ways, a kinder and gentler version of The X-Files. The series airs six times on NBC (8 p.m., Channels 5, 22), before moving to the Pax TV network (on Tristate cable systems).

        Enquirer TV Critic John Kiesewetter says The American Experience repeats a fascinating profile of “Mr. Miami Beach,” developer Carl Fisher, who built the resort on a remote sand bar.

        King book on web: Insatllments of Stephen King's online novel-in-progress, The Plant, begin today at It's set in the early 1980s and is “sort of funny and at the same time pretty gruesome (think Christine),” the author notes on his Web site. It will be posted in segments from 5,000 to 7,000 words, which can be downloaded at $1 each on the honor system. If readers don't pay, King says he will stop offering chapters.

Brand Spanking New
        Rack 'em up:
Cedar is nature's deodorizer, perfect for keeping shoes fresh. These shoe racks from the Coming Home catalog, a division of Lands' End, come in two sizes: 281/2 inches long (holds three pairs of men's shoes, four pairs of women's) and 36 inches (four pairs men's shoes, five pairs women's). The cedar is unvarnished, so a quick brush with sandpaper can revive the scent. (800) 345-3696;

Planning Ahead
        24 hours out:
Acoustic Lunch concert series at Piatt Park, downtown, continues with folk artist Janet Pressley, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday. 352-4080.

        48 hours out: Julia Child will sign copies of her cookbooks, 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesday at grand opening of new Sur La Table cookware store at Rookwood Commons, 2673 Edmondson Road, Norwood. Line numbers available beginning 10 a.m. 351-7444.

        72 hours 'til Thursday: A world-beat mix of Latin, reggae, jazz and hip-hop styles characterizes the California-based B-Side Players, playing 9 p.m. at Annie's, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Columbia Tusculum. $5. 321-0220.

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