TEMPO STORIES FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2003
Myth Of The Mint Julep
For more than a century, the sweet cocktail of mint and bourbon has been the celebrated drink of the most famous horse race. A Derby party anywhere is not really a Derby party without mint juleps.
Making perfect mint julep a sure thing

Expert counters terrorism
Knowledge is good. Panic is deadly. And stockpiling duct tape and gas masks probably won't help much in the event of a terrorist attack.

Get to it!
A guide to help make your day.

FOOD
Forget its funky name; Benedictine's good stuff
Don't be afraid of that pale green, old Kentucky appetizer spread called Benedictine. There's none of that medicinal-tasting French liqueur of the same name in there. Least there's not supposed to be.


Get your grill going with zesty chicken salad
For me, warm weather means it's time to get outside of the kitchen and cook. Even something as simple as chicken salad can be prepared on the grill.
Everywhere but ballpark, beer selections growing
Well, your feedback was staggering on my recent comments about getting improved beer choices at Great American Ball Park. Apparently, there are a lot of baseball fans who want a good beer with the game.
Teacher gives students a taste of history
Gale Wilson knows cooking is a powerful teaching tool. Although the Taste of Cincinnati isn't until Memorial Day weekend, Wilson's first-, second- and third-graders at North Avondale Montessori, have held their own "Taste of Ohio."
Smart Mouth

Trade Secrets

TEMPO
Stable stepfamilies can benefit children
Kids may become more depressed in the first few years they live with a stepfather, but being a part of a stepfamily can significantly improve their lives in the long run, suggests a national study reported this week.


Elizabeth I exhibition to detail queen's life
LONDON - A new exhibition will provide a rare insight into the life of Queen Elizabeth I, showcasing such intimate artifacts as love letters from her suitors and largely unseen portraits of the monarch.

THEATER REVIEW
'Jitney' compelling mix of personalities, dialogue
DAYTON - With August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean running in Chicago, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright is nine-tenths of the way through his 10-play cycle exploring the African-American experience in the 20th century decade by decade.

HEALTH
Humans don't transmit West Nile virus
Question: We enjoy outdoor activities and I'm worried about the return of West Nile virus this year. If one of us gets it, can we transmit it to another family member? What is the best mosquito repellent and is it safe?


Body and Mind
SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT     (Index of Sunday stories)
OTR rehab gathering steam, ideas
Arts, artists and the Creative Class are at the center of the efforts to revive downtown, starting in troubled Over-the-Rhine.
Arts-related rehab nationwide trend
Is Cincinnati 'ready' to rehab?
'Creative' recommendations from Cincinnati Tomorrow
Council committee investing in arts development

Old-fashioned radio station plays the future
For 20 years, 97X (WOXY-FM, 97.7) has earned its Future of Rock 'n' Roll title by playing the music you will want to hear, but don't know it yet.
Shows cover more than rock 'n' roll
Hollywood scripted the 'Future'
Internet has multiplied audience for 97X

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SPECIAL
2003 Camp Guide
Find the summer experience that's perfect for your child with our annual guide to hundreds of camps in the Tristate area.

Music lovers toast Cammy winners
A sold-out crowd of more than 1,110 local music lovers packed Jillian's for the seventh annual Enquirer Pop Music Awards (the Cammys). See who won.

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.

Fit City: Get up off the couch
Tristaters are overweight and out of shape, a survey shows. To change Fat City to Fit City, the Enquirer is beginning a year-long project to get you going on your own fitness program.

Technology news
Our weekly guide to computers, the Web and the latest gadgets.

Early look at Tall Stacks 2003
Two newcomers will join the world's largest gathering of historic riverboats, when Cincinnati's Tall Stacks Music, Arts & Heritage Festival recreates the steamboat era in October.