TEMPO STORIES FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2003
She has designs on a fashion career
Maren Hartman of Montgomery is an amalgam of the characters from HBO's Sex and the City.
'Sex' offers unique peek backstage

Kiesewetter: ESPN strives for reality
When Jason Matthew Smith suited up for Playmakers, ESPN's new scripted drama series about a fictional pro football team, it brought back vivid memories of his days playing for the Mariemont Warriors.
CCM grad Smith loved 'Playmakers' script

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

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.
Bats Incredible! Home Page

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Campy Idol pokes fun at himself
He sneered, he swore, he sang the hits. Billy Idol knows his fans as well as he knows himself. The 1970s punk-turned-1980s pop-rock video star put on a crowd-pleasing performance at Kings Island's TimberWolf Amphitheater Sunday night, and he failed to take himself seriously for even one minute of the two-hour show.


Right exercise plan can overcome ills
Question: I am 52 years old and have cartilage degeneration in both knees. I enjoy playing softball and try to walk about 2 miles every day but still have a lot of pain. Are there any good strengthening exercises I can do or should I leave weights alone?
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SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's Tempo stories)
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
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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
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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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