TEMPO STORIES FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2003
Over the Rhine under Cincinnati's influence
Over the Rhine, the literate pop/folk/rock band led by wife-and-husband duo Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler, is looking homeward.
2-CD idea defies convention
New disc exposes band's varied roots

Best of the bats: Medussa goes batty
Sculptor Daryl Johns answered the phone early one morning and oops . . . his sister-in-law Gayle Shova had a request: Carve a 400-pound Medusa face for E.H. Greene intermediate school, where she's an educational assistant.

Concert review: Fleetwood Mac
Even without keyboardist Christine McVie and her hit songs, Fleetwood Mac filled nearly 2 1/2 hours with other '70s hits, a few rarities and some songs off the latest album Say You Will.

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A guide to help make your day.
SUNDAY PEOPLE
Online physician has all the answers
It's not that people don't trust their physicians, Dr. Mitchell Rashkin says. It's just that sometimes they want to hear something again, even if they don't like what they're hearing.
Encyclopedias open a 'different world'
Who: Donna McMillen, 68, of Mount Healthy, a former office worker who "loves being retired."
Teen designer keeps sewing machine busy
No whiling away the summer steeped in the melancholy of spent high school years for Melanie Balasa of Covedale.
Daugherty: Every day
Right about now, he's in a T-shirt and shorts, sandals and heaven, sun warming the breeze to 85 degrees. Paradise is what you make it, you say? Not exactly.
Kendrick: Alive and well
When Jack Saulsbury was in a car accident five years ago, he thought after a few weeks that he'd been relatively lucky. There were injuries, of course, but they seemed to be working themselves out.
SUNDAY TASTE
Make a meal of Taste of Blue Ash
The 18th annual food/music festival Taste of Blue Ash next weekend is the second biggest and oldest of the popular community "Taste" events.
Serve it this week: FIGS
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Ex-Backstreet Boy opens music academy
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kevin Richardson hopes others won't have to follow his path to superstardom.
Demaline: The arts
Cincinnati Shakespeare starts its next 10 years the best way: The company has abolished the deficit that was threatening its future just a few months ago.
Schuster Center gives Dayton Opera big boost
Dayton Opera had a blockbuster season, thanks to its new home in the glamorous $121 million Schuster Center for the Performing Arts, which opened in March.
Middletown's struggling Sorg has a few treats for opera lovers
First the good news: Sorg Opera, which has presented high-caliber opera in Middletown's charming - though rundown - Sorg Opera House for 14 years, is bringing an inventive mix to opera lovers this season.
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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.