TEMPO STORIES FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2003
He's a real man
He's a little bit overweight. He's trying to do the right thing - though that's not always within his means. And he loves his wife and kids.
ABC puts more faith in family matters
PBS sheds more light on the blacklist

When it comes to perfume, 'the Nose' knows something
He has one of the most discerning schnozzes in the business, so Raymond Mattes of New York doesn't mind when folks refer to him as "the Nose" behind Clinique's wildly popular Happy perfume and its more flowery cousin, Happy Heart.

You gotta love these labors
On this Labor Day, we wanted to talk to some people who do jobs that seem kind of wacky and fun. They do jobs that might not seem like work - at least to the rest of us.

He makes his pitch for potatoes cooked in tar
While some cherish family picnic recipes for fried chicken, 7-Layer Salad and lemon chess pie, Dave Hackman's special dish calls for only two ingredients: Idaho potatoes and bubbling, black tar - the same smelly, petroleum-based stuff they use to patch roofs and potholes.

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

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

TUESDAY BOOK SECTION
Novelist overcomes his doubts
There are two things you can tell immediately from Ray Blackston's ranch house. He's a bachelor. He's a writer.
Page turners: What you are reading
Best sellers


Authors at St. Ursula
Two nationally renowned authors will speak to students and parents at St. Ursula Academy in the next two weeks.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's Tempo stories)
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

Cincinnati Entertainment
Cincinnati.Com's Freetime is your key to local entertainment!
Movie Reviews & News
Movie Guide
Movie Times
Review Archive
Video Releases
Dining Reviews
Dining Search
Video Games
Simply Cincy
Entertainment Calendar
Lottery results
Horoscopes
Book Reviews
Soap Operas
Strange News

Movies   • Dining   • Local Music   • Theater   • Arts   • Bar Scenes

SPECIAL
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
Join this year's community reading project.