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Dining Guide 2006 - At your service ...A day in the life of a Louisville waitress

Deborah Deletti-Renier: has worked in food service for a decade and now serves at Volare Italian Restaurant on Frankfort Avenue. LEO asked dining critic Robin Garr to follow her around for an entire 5-11 p.m. shift.photo by Robin Garr“Can I get you started with something to drink? This is Wine Down Tuesday at Volare, all our wines are half-price — and if you can’t finish it, you can take it home.”

City Strobe: It’s not the size of the muzzle on the dog in the fight

Members of the Louisville Kennel Club, Responsible Dog Owners of Louisville, a former Metro Animal Services employee and a current one have all received cease-and-desist letters from an attorney representing Dr. Gilles Meloche, the director of Louisville Metro Animal Services, demanding they stop talking publicly about Meloche’s past.

The Stink Eye: On the record - New ads suggest Northup’s voting record is something worth hiding

We here at The Stink Eye endeavored briefly to take a serious gander at the other heavy races flashing across Louisville’s TV screens — the Baron Hill-Mike Sodrel rematch in Indiana’s 9th district is particularly loathsome (and annoying). Still, the most dynamic and sullied is our own here in the 3rd: John Yarmuth versus Anne Northup.

This I Believe: How did the old Edward R. Murrow program fade away? And how did it make a comeback in the 21st century?

Ira Glass, discussing the book “This I Believe,” which collects essays wherein people state core beliefs, said: “It makes me hopeful about America … Hopeful in a way that’s in short supply lately.” Reading essays by Louisville-area residents made me feel the same. A dozen appear in this issue as part of a new partnership between LEO and WFPK-FM to bring those essays to light. Details are listed on page 12, and we encourage you to not only read these essays but to also examine your core beliefs and write your own. —Cary Stemle, editor

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Anything for a dollarIn a letter sent to supporters three weeks ago, U.S. Rep. Anne Northup asked for financial contributions to her campaign, saying she was behind in fundraising because of the break she took in campaigning following the death of her son Joshua, who died in July of an undiagnosed heart ailment. She referred to Joshua’s death as “the circumstance.”

Dining Guide 2006 - No-WBRO dining: Dining out is a challenge for the gluten-intolerant

I never thought of gluten-intolerance until my young niece was diagnosed with celiac disease a couple years ago. Since then, as is so often the case when something new enters your world, I’ve learned quite a bit about the hereditary autoimmune disorder that affects about 1 in 133 U.S. citizens, whether or not they realize it. And many don’t.

Position paper: State treasurer’s new book discusses balancing religion and politics

Jonathan Miller, the Democratic state treasurer who’s rising like a phoenix from the ashes of Kentucky’s Republican-dominated politics of the last three years, is standing against a brick wall on Louisville’s Fourth Street, just north of Theater Square, outside LEO’s front door. He’s cheesing with all kinds of white teeth, shoulders back in good posture, straight-backed and cradling before his stomach my hardback copy of his new book, “The Compassionate Community.”

Rumor & Innuendo: Rumblings From The World Of Sports

Sports Sunday. Is there anything more sublime than reading The New York Times sports section the day after the Bronx Bombers have spit the bit yet again? Correct answer: No. The so-called “best lineup in the history of baseball” was drawn and quartered by my Tigers, who were but a week removed from blowing three straight at home to KC, the worst nine in the game.

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<ART>Through Oct. 21Photo Show    I’m not telling you anything new when I say myths and fairy tales are full of humanity’s dark side, or the “shadow selves,” as photographer Mary Yates calls it. “There isn’t always a happy ending,” she states in the press release about her work. “If a pleasant conclusion is reached, there has been much turmoil and grief suffered to attain the fruits of victory. Malevolence, suffering and the hope for divine reward — the shadow lurks in all scenarios.”

Making it legal: Mayor’s Committee on Public Art creates legit venue for graffiti art

Some of the players: involved with the new graffiti wall on East Market Street. Standing, from left to right, Jo Anne Triplett and Bob Markert, members of the Mayor’s Committee on Public Art, and Cynthia Knapek from Operation Brightside. In front, artists Jeral Tidwell and Se“We all need a place for Some of the players: involved with the new graffiti wall on East Market Street. Standing, from left to right, Jo Anne Triplett and Bob Markert, members of the Mayor’s Committee on Public Art, and Cynthia Knapek from Operation Brightside. In front, artists Jeral Tidwell and Se voice,” says Jeral Tidwell, the “lowbrow” graphics artist whose own fervent voice has helped convince the mayor’s office, no less, that legal graffiti art may become the next cultural asset for Louisville.