Thanks for the memories, Bob
Johnny Bench, Nick Clooney, Mary Ellen Tanner and other Tristaters share their memories of Bob Hope, who died late Sunday at the age of 100.
Tell us your Bob Hope memories
Entertainer took time for Tristate cause

'The Pursuit' readable tale of quirky love
Writers love Elinor Lipman. Not that we could be blamed for hating her a little bit. She is just that good.
Writers conspire for superb 'Killing'

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1903-2003: BOB HOPE
Hope had joke for everything
War, terrorism and stock market slumps have been unlikely fodder for decades' worth of reassuringly goofy jokes. The Library of Congress has a half-million of them, courtesy of Bob Hope.

One-liners through the years
Some of Bob Hope's best one-liners through the years.

Hope gave servicemen something to smile about
Bob Hope entertained an estimated 10 million GIs in 50 years of USO shows, but he made at least two local veterans feel like he was performing just for them.

A hundred years of Hope
May 29, 1903: Born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, England.

Golf's great ambassador
When Bob Hope celebrated his last birthday, it was the only time he was happy to hit 100.

Clark's band, ballads bring out best in her
It would be unfair to accuse country singer Terri Clark of a lack of professionalism, so we will overlook the fact that during her concert at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Sunday she felt compelled to change the lyrics to a song because the opening act already had performed it and that her improvised lyrics were gibberish.

Datsuns wow Southgate crowd with energetic '70s-style set
As they say, there is nothing new under the sun. This is certainly true of music. You'd have to look no further than three of Cincinnati's best bands - the Greenhornes, Thee Shams and Pearlene - to find examples of musical throwbacks celebrated as part of a new breed.

'Dralion' full of fine acrobatics
If you're of the mind that the astounding balancing and precision of Chinese acrobats is among the most marvelous entertainment options available, then Cirque du Soleil's Dralion, touring to Columbus through Aug. 17, is the show for you.

Blue Man Group worth a look, if not a listen
They haven't gone as far as Kiss and removed the makeup, but the Blue Man Group has entered into a questionable new phase in its career.

Norah Jones writer lacks marquee value
The Norah Jones factor didn't help Jesse Harris Monday night.

Style extra: Senior makes statement with wild ties
John Hussey's age, 88 this month, has done nothing to diminish his interest in ties - but only wildly patterned or colored designs. The resident of Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community in Hyde Park has taken to making his own and has Episcopal Retirement Homes CEO Doug Spitler and CFO Paul Scheper sporting his colorful creations.

Comedians get 5 minutes to grab win
LOS ANGELES - Five comedy careers will soon teeter on the brief blip of network time. Last Comic Standing has its final face-off at 9 p.m. today on NBC.

Harry, Hillary are not enough
This should be a great time for the book world. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has set sales records. Hillary Clinton's memoir, Living History, has sold more than 1 million copies. Other recent successes include Oprah Winfrey's book club pick East of Eden, and Walter Isaacson's Benjamin Franklin.
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SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT     (Index of Sunday stories)
Women get blue, too
Female guitarists, pianists, harmonica and horn players are taking more prominent roles in the blues, in the Tristate and nationally. The Queen City Blues Fest next weekend will offer fans a good look at some of today's top blueswomen.
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Six local ladies who belt the blues
City is home to queens of blues
Players give fest doses of tradition, progression

Viewers turn off reality shows
Stunningly low ratings for this summer's reality shows have convinced network executives that viewers have had their fill of the copycat shows.

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Roller coaster craze never-ending cycle
The Fourth of July weekend is the busiest time of the year for roller coasters. And nowhere in the country is busier than the Tristate, with 72 coasters within a four-hour drive. Columnist Jim Knippenberg reports on his tour of 46 coasters at six amusement parks in six days.
ONLINE EXTRA: Rate and review the 46 coasters, and see what others think
Tour diary: 46 coasters, 3 states, 6 days
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Readers share memories of flight
In honor of the 100th anniversary of flight, we asked readers to share their own memories of flying. Hundreds of folks did. Here are some of our favorites.
ONLINE EXTRA: More responses not included in print edition

Summer festival guide
It's summer - time for sunburns, humidity and a slew of festivals in the Tristate. Use this guide as a roadmap to fun for your summer weekends.

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

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.

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.

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.