It's OK for women to pop the question
If you're tired of waiting for your man to ask for your hand, a new survey says it's OK to retire the time-worn idea of being a "lady in waiting."

Kraft: Style extra
Village Junction, the Sycamore Township gift shop known for its Vera Bradley selections and Radko ornaments, has doubled its selling space and added more home decor items as well as Thymes personal care products and gourmet foods.
Target lines seek versatility

Best of Bats Incredible!
Kelley Hensing went into a bat frenzy: She did 15 drawings in two days, then submitted them to the ArtWorks committee overseeing Bats Incredible! Her favorite: the Union Terminal replica she calls Batting Terminal.
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Hard-living Zevon dies quietly in his sleep at 56
LOS ANGELES - Singer-songwriter Warren Zevon, who battled death with the same twisted sense of humor found in his songs "Life'll Kill Ya," "Werewolves of London" and "Excitable Boy," has lost his yearlong fight against lung cancer at age 56.

Action tumbles out of 'Jericho' thriller
The best thing about Oliver North's new Jericho Sanction is also the most grim: It's fiction, but he uses real people and real situations, all based on knowledge he gathered first as coordinator of U.S. counter-terrorism efforts in the '80s and later as an embedded reporter for Fox News in the early days of the war in Iraq.

'Anvil' mixes satire with fantasy
It begins with 144 glass butterflies in holistic egg-shaped packaging, and ends with, well, a happy ending.
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Find out what's coming up in the arts - pop music, classical music, theater, dance, film and visual - throughout this fall in the Cincinnati area.

City sculpts a new image
The Queen City has been designated the first International Sculpture City by the International Sculpture Center, a 43-year-old, nonprofit organization with 7,000 members and in 70 countries. Here are some of the young sculptors living and working in Cincinnati.
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Queen City jewel of art, architecture repolished
The Taft Museum of Art is at the height of a $19 million makeover which will double the size of the museum, clean up centuries of grime and fix a few decorating disasters.
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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.

Fall festival guide
It's time to celebrate apples, pumpkins, all things German and much, much more. Here's out list through November.

Roller coaster craze never-ending cycle
Nowhere in the country is the roller coaster craze bigger than in 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.
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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.
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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.

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