TEMPO STORIES FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2003
Best of Bats Incredible!
"One Singular Sensation" by students at St. Ursula Academy is a kick line made of 72 bats with 12 pairs of legs painted in outrageous colors and wearing outrageous shoes.
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They helped build a bridge to Jordan
It has been called the greatest exhibition of Jordanian artifacts ever mounted. When Petra: The Lost City of Stone opens at the American Museum of Natural History in October, an Indian Hill couple will be largely responsible for the groundbreaking event.
Daoud sees exhibit as a tool for understanding
Treasures include 800 monuments
Science, trade thrived

KIESEWETTER: Big-time producer reshapes TV
What do Flashdance, C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation, Beverly Hills Cop, The Amazing Race, Pirates of the Caribbean, Bad Boys II and Without A Trace have in common?

Riverfest will send summer out with a bang
Art Rozzi, the mastermind behind Toyota/WEBN Fireworks which cap off Riverfest Aug. 31, has outdone himself this year, organizers promise.
Riverfest entertainment schedule

Get to it!
A guide to help make your day.

PEOPLE
Designer dresses doll for the Gene scene
George Sarofeen gets sort of squinty-eyed when he talks about the blueish-white dress: "I sewed on 2,000 sequins and beads, one at a time, all by hand. It took me 50 hours."


DAUGHERTY: Tuition forces parents to pull all-nighters, too
The estimable Elsye Daugherty would answer the phone at midnight and present the house contract an hour later. A buyer's whims and needs were not subject to my mother's sleep requirements. She would roll from bed and go to work. The rest of us slept.
Mom and daughter dive into collecting tins
Julie Kinneary, 46, owner of Jill of All Trades, a personal assistant business; and her daughter, Eva, 5, a kindergartner at Mercy Montessori Center.
KENDRICK: At times, being disabled can be godsend
There are certain principles, commandments if you will, that make living with a disability just, well, living.

CONCERT REVIEW
Sample lifts Crusaders with storytelling
If you need a man to breathe some life into a smooth-jazz show, who you gonna call?

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
DEMALINE: Guthrie wrapped up in 'Dream'
Christopher Guthrie has it figured out. Since he arrived at Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival just over two years ago, he's spent "one out of every four days either rehearsing or performing A Midsummer Night's Dream."

TASTE
Is 'The Restaurant' really real? (PDF, 172K)
We ask people who've launched local successes to rate Rocco DiSpirito's show.


J's serves tomatoes as fresh as fresh gets
Where to eat tomatoes:
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Make plans for Tall Stacks 2003
The Tall Stacks Music, Arts & Heritage Festival, which pays tribute to steamboating's glory days, returns in October.

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.

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
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