Great Dames & Good Plays
Before the 2003-04 area theater season begins, we celebrate the leading ladies and others who will be taking center stage in the new season.
Taylore Mahogany Scott | • Burgess Byrd
Elizabeth Harris | • Corinne Mohlenhoff
Crista Moore | • Pam Myers
Marni Penning | • Darcie Roberts

The 2002-03 Jackie Awards
Enquirer theater critic Jackie Demaline honors the year's best shows, troupes, directors, technicians and actors.
Jackie's picks for fine fall theater-going

Guide to Riverfest
Visit the Loveland family firm readying the Riverfest firework display for Sunday, then check our tips for the best way to enjoy the show.
Riverfest's best seats rock with the waves

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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Get to it!
A guide to help make your day.
Over The Rhine showcases lead singer, lead guitarist
Over The Rhine's songs came alive in the hands of the latest version of OTR, which finally has a world-class lead guitarist again.
Marsalis proves reputation deserved
The power of a reputation can do wonders in a town where there is no jazz-format radio. That power was in full effect Friday night when nearly 500 souls converged to hear the Branford Marsalis Quartet at Oakley's 20th Century.
Warren County Scoutmaster pitches camp with 'Survivor'
If Boy Scouts must be "truthful" and "loyal," then how did Scoutmaster Lillian Morris explain her absence from summer camp and her troop's July trip to Alabama so she could participate in CBS' Survivor: The Pearl Islands?
Giant 'Hot Dog' creators relished their roll
Artists Stephen Geddes and Robert Moore like to quote the old Humphrey Bogart line "A hot dog at the ballpark is better than a steak at the Ritz."
'Benji' hoping to boost pet adoptions
OGDEN, Utah - It's the canine equivalent of being discovered at Schwab's drug store: After being spotted in a Mississippi shelter, a 2-year-old dog is living it up as the latest mutt to boast the "Benji" brand.
Kendrick: Alive & well
In 1972, a young mother with four children under the age of 7 saw an announcement that sparked her imagination, and promised the challenge she wanted. A course in American Sign Language was being offered at her church.
His wines make Sensation
If you've ever fretted over what wine would pair best with food, imagine the challenge posed to Mark Maher. He had to pick the perfect vintages to complement the culinary genius of 21 celebrity chefs, who will serve extraordinary appetizers, entrČes and desserts at A Gourmet Sensation in Mason Saturday.
Two fine reds up for auction
New for this year's A Gourmet Sensation will be a silent auction of six of the wines featured at the dinner. One case of each will be sold, with the starting price based on its retail value. Proceeds will benefit Hospice of Cincinnati.
Grazers given two goes at great eats
Campbell's Scoop: Where to graze in style.
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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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