TEMPO STORIES FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2003
It's Nick & Jessica's show
If you're wondering what a reality TV show starring teen-pop-stars-in-transition Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey will be like, you're not alone. So are Jessica and Nick.
'N&J' debut airs couple's dirty laundry

Dad's girl nabs spot on soap opera
National TV exposure on Who Wants to Marry My Dad? has landed Heidi Mueller, daughter of Dad star Don Mueller, a role on NBC's Passions soap opera.

Think exotic for lasting impression
It might be a bit of exaggeration, but Chris Kritikos, 24, of Montgomery "always had a GQ magazine in one hand" while growing up in Springfield Township, says friend and nominator Scott Rice.
Kraft: Style extra

Concert review: Walter Trout & the Radicals
Guitar-slinging youngsters like Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd play theaters, sell CDs and generally do quite well for themselves. So shouldn't one of their elders - one with solid blues-rock credentials who's already a European-festival headliner - be entitled to his share of the American market?

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

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BOOKS SECTION
'Swords' forged by real-life drama
Two of the most unlikely heroes you'll ever meet, the book says. That's the subtitle to Swords for Hire by Will Allen.


'Sharp Focus' all talk, no action
Susan Ford's Sharp Focus could have been so many things. It could have been a wonderfully voyeuristic peek behind the velvet ropes that separate the public and private White House. Midnight fridge raids? Maids short-sheeting the president's bed? Breakfast power chats while still wearing fuzzy bunny slippers?
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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.