TEMPO STORIES FOR THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2003
Looking like Harry
They arrived armed and ready, the Harry Potter look-alikes. Fifty of them answered our invitation to drop by, strike a pose and help us celebrate the fictional wizard's birthday today.

Trek right through our region's heart
Queen City newbies and natives alike can experience the riverfront and get in their daily steps by trying out a self-guided walking tour in Cincinnati, Newport and Covington.

Virtual Chef: She'll try a fruit and veggie dish
Now's the time to eat fresh summer vegetables, but maybe you're feeling too tired and too hot to whip up anything creative with that beautiful produce.

Get to it
A guide to help make your day.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
'Avow' uses gay characters to look at relationships
Avow hits the hot-button topics of gay marriage and the Roman Catholic Church, although Ovation artistic director and Avow director Joe Stollenwerk chose the play long before the current headlines.
Gap ads grab superstars
When you're working with Madonna and Missy Elliott, you never know what you're going to get - and that's just what Gap wanted.
No longer a bridesmaid
While talking two summers ago about American Pie 2, Alyson Hannigan dismissed being thought of as a sex symbol.
Exhibition celebrates flight
NEW YORK - Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, landed in Rockefeller Center for the opening of an exhibit marking the 100th year of aviation since the Wright brothers' flight in December 1903.
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FASHION
Bottom line: Shorts send messages these days
Try displaying a message across the back of your shorts.
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.
Blues Fest schedule
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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SPECIAL
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
Map & information about the coaster parks

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.