TEMPO STORIES FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2003
Will the Scoutmaster survive?
The Cincinnati area's own Lillian Morris is about to make her debut on Survivor: Pearl Islands, the seventh installment of the hit series, which starts tonight.
Jenna's plan pays $1 million

Opera to stage 'Carmen,' 'Maids'
The potentially steamy combination of Denyce Graves and Richard Leech in the lead roles of Carmen is just part of the news of Cincinnati Opera's 2004 Summer Festival season.
'Harry Potter' illustrator does artwork

Walk this way: Beauty packs nature trails
Shawnee Lookout Park in Miami Township has three excellent unpaved nature trails: Blue Jacket, Little Turtle and Miami Fort. All three are considered moderate walks but are still enjoyable.

Review: Show was free, but 'Queens' lost head
The king of Queens was a no-show. But it's difficult to ask for a refund when there's no money put forward in the first place.

Best of Bats Incredible!
Denny Mitchell's Just for the Heel of It is an unusual bat sculpture: a ladies stiletto heel, ankle strap job, in size 96.
Today's bat
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Guide to Tall Stacks
Plan you visit as Cincinnati pays tribute to steamboating's glory days Oct. 15-19. Our guide offers visitor information, profiles of the boats and lots more.

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

FASHION
On third try, Blass tradition continues
NEW YORK - Isn't there a designer who can step into Bill Blass's shoes and continue the distinctive Blass tradition? That was the prevailing question at the Bill Blass spring 2004 preview as the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week continued.


Fashion photos from Spring 2004 show in N.Y.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Acting tempts BeyoncÈ
In her new movie, The Fighting Temptations, BeyoncÈ Knowles plays a singer - but that's where the similarities between the superstar and her character end.
Producers hope to bring little 'reality' to pageant
With its amateur singers, head-to-head contests and gradual eliminations, the Miss America pageant - in some respects - was TV's first reality show.
King merits Book honor
Stephen King doesn't have the literary reputation of Philip Roth or Arthur Miller, but now all three authors have something in common: an honorary National Book Award for lifetime achievement.
Ch. 64 picks anchor
Former WXIX-TV reporter Kimberly Moening will anchor the new 10 p.m. newscast on rival WSTR-TV (Channel 64) this fall.
Help Dave with Daddyhood

Top 10s

The Early Word

Best Bets: What's on television tonight
SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's Tempo stories)
Fall TV: Perhaps not great but ...
Ready for another less-than-perfect TV season? You won't find another break-out great new show, but you'll see at least 10 very good shows. Here's a list.
Returnees could face on-air turbulence

Fall arts preview
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.
Upcoming sculpture shows
Gala to honor educator, patrons
Carissa BarnardJayoon ChoiChristopher Scott Daniel Richard Fruth Zachary F. HerrmannMike JacobsLouis Larson (Unit 2) Matt Lynch Kirk Mayhew Martin MeersmanDave RohsPaige WidemanSteve Zieverink (Unit 2)

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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.

Holiday crafts fairs & bazaars
It's almost time for holiday fairs and bazaars. The Enquirer will run a free listing of non-profit events Oct. 4 in Tempo. If you would like your event listed, fill out our e-mail form.

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.
How the house changed

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.
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

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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