Thursday, July 17, 2003

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A guide to help make your day

Going out

Air show: The Vectren Dayton Air Show expands to four days for powered flight's centennial celebration, with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Navy Blue Angels, parachutists, wingwalkers, flight exhibits and more. Gates open 8 a.m. today, flight demonstrations 9 a.m.-6 p.m., balloon launch at 6:30 p.m., Dayton International Airport, $16-$21. (937) 898-5901.

Park dance: Ault Park offers a summer dance on its outdoor pavilion with food, drink and music by the Modulators. 6-10:30 p.m. today, end of Observatory Avenue, Mount Lookout, free. 352-4080.

Outdoor jazz: The Paul Hawthorne/Don Steins Duo performs outdoors on the lawn at Scarlet Oaks Retirement Community in the Clifton Gaslight District. 7 p.m. today, 440 Lafayette Ave., free. 861-0400.


Critic's pick: ESPN puts Pete Rose On Trial (7-10 p.m.), with Alan Dershowitz and Johnnie Cochran arguing in a live telecast from Harvard Law School over whether the former Reds player-manager should be allowed in the Baseball Hall of Fame despite his lifetime banishment from the game.

• Critic John Kiesewetter also says that Ari Fleischer visits David Letterman's Late Show, his first TV appearance since resigning as White House press secretary (11:35 p.m., Channels 12, 7).

The goods

Cut the glare: Colonial Williamsburg, the historic village and tourist destination outside Washington, has long been in the merchandising business - everything from tableware to bar supplies - all designed in the style of the 18th century. Like these new Colonial Sunglasses, replicas of the eyeglasses George Washington and Thomas Jefferson wore. Only difference is these are sunglasses, not reading glasses. They're available in blue and green tint, $9 at

Planning ahead

24 hours out: It's metal heaven at Annie's Outdoor Pavilion with Queensryche, Dream Theatre and Fates Warning on the stage starting 6 p.m. Friday, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Columbia Tusculum, $25. 562-4949.

Jim Knippenberg

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