TEMPO STORIES FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2003
Hey, Dad: Where's your fiancee?
Don Mueller may be engaged, but he's a long way from getting married. More than 2,400 miles away.
Check the final results of our 'Marry My Dad' poll

Homework assignment No. 1: what to wear
Geez. What happened? The hammock was just getting broken in and now we're talking about exchanging lemonade, s-mores and sunscreen for juice packs and Lunchables.
MORE BACK TO SCHOOL HEADLINES:
Archdiocese volunteers must pass criminal history check
Designs for 2 schools approved
Guide to Tristate public schools (PDF, 1mb)

BeachBlonde lets lemon do the lightening
We're sending our volunteer Fashion Panel members to the shelves from time to time to test whether advertised beauty products live up to their promises. Here's what Sara Steinbeck discovered about one highlighter.
Kraft: Style extra

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MORE TEMPO HEADLINES
20/20 arts festival is back and sassy
Tha Blast, a first-ever urban culture festival with hot fashions, creative hair, slammin' poetry and a juried art exhibit at SS NOVA Oct. 4, continuing into the wee hours of Oct. 5.


Wyche comes back to help the homeless
Sam Wyche was emphatic: "It's not about me. It's about the homeless. That's why I'm here."

3 Doors proudly generic
You can tell 3 Doors Down are Southerners by the way lead singer Brad Arnold's drawl comes out when he introduces a song, and by the way the band can do a convincing Lynyrd Skynyrd cover.

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SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's Tempo stories)
Bats Incredible
Go along on our tour or follow our guide and get out and see the public art project filling the streets with offbeat sculptures - all made from baseball bats.
'HaliBat' artist tells a true fish story
BatBrigade picks top Incredible! sculptures

25 forces shaping our culture
In January, the Enquirer entertainment staff identified 25 cultural forces that could have a major impact on our region. So much has happened during the first half of 2003 that an update is needed.
Museum opens with a bang
Economy still putting the squeeze on
Arts heart of plan to give city shot in the arm
City gets some good press, for a change
Downtown isn't the only show - Newport and Dayton make strides
Move is on to get people interested and involved
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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.