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Barbie's slut shoes, Miss America in a muumuu, taxes and suburban sprawl. If you listen carefully, you can hear a whole generation in the voice of Laura Pulfer. Email her at lpulfer@enquirer.com. "I Beg to Differ," a collection of her most popular Enquirer columns and National Public Radio commentaries, is available at bookstores, at www.orangefrazer.com or (800) 852-9332.

D E C E M B E R   2 0 0 0
A recipe to improve your life Dec. 31
Our lives just as thrilling as Kings Island Dec. 28
Who needs Joseph anyway? Dec. 25
Mall satellite Dec. 21
Keep those calls and e-mails coming Dec. 19
Happy Days Dec. 17
City gives prime spot to cement Dec. 14
Taxpayers want the truth about Olympics Dec. 10
Early retirees Dec. 7
Drug court might offer live lesson Dec. 5
New laws barking up wrong tree Dec. 3

N O V E M B E R   2 0 0 0
'Daily battle' Nov. 30
Does the Spirit move you? Nov. 28
From loss, hope Nov. 19
Changing times Nov. 16
The worst race money could buy Nov. 14
Starting over Nov. 12
In the West End Nov. 9
At 80, Spencer still won't quit Nov. 7
A personal piece of the puzzle Nov. 5
Does Mom influence character? Nov. 2

O C T O B E R   2 0 0 0
Mike Brown, take banner down Oct. 31
Would Dad have stood in line for PlayStation2? Oct. 29
Jerry Schmitz Oct. 26
Why not share the wealth in Over-the-Rhine? Oct. 24
Hunting season Oct. 22
Theodore Berry Oct. 19
Gold medal for helping Erin's mom Oct. 17
A big idea Oct. 12
Adult store a spiritual 'mission' Oct. 10
Mega-bankers Oct. 8
John Arcady Oct. 5
Mystery clerk aims to please Oct. 3
What will boomers buy next? Oct. 1

S E P T E M B E R   2 0 0 0
Purcell Marian Sep. 28
Grieving mother grateful for Chance Sep. 26
Prayer lawsuit Sep. 24
Be very afraid Sep. 21
Bad news uncorked for snobs Sep. 19
Justin wins a round in court fight Sep. 17
Love letters Sep. 14
These little piggies go to market Sep. 12
United Way Sep. 10
A disabled child Sep. 7
Gratitude to 'watchmen' must endure Sep. 2

A U G U S T   2 0 0 0
Fund-raisers Aug. 31
Pals help send mom to Olympics Aug. 27
Who picks wimp names for storms? Aug. 24
Quiet gifts of a woman with power Aug. 22
Put spotlight on river Aug. 20
Get-well notes from pet lovers Aug. 17
Neighbors plead for city's help Aug. 15
Legislating the life out of our city Aug. 13
Buying time for Murray Aug. 10
Leftover GOP-land questions Aug. 6
Teacher dress code a poor fit Jul. 27
Politics all in the Bush family Aug. 4
Brushes with the GOP A-list Aug. 3
GOP shows its softer side Aug. 2
No time for star gazing Aug. 1

J U L Y   2 0 0 0
Kids to sit in county's luxury box Jul. 30
Teacher dress code a poor fit Jul. 27
Open season on gun laws Jul. 20
World full of human billboards Jul. 18
Teen drivers: When is a child not a child? Jul. 16
Keeping score? One more loss Jul. 13

J U N E   2 0 0 0
Football rants lure un-fan Jun 25
Clean out your desk, Mr. Shirey Jun 22
Addenda on abuse, peanuts Jun 20
Sounds of shots fired in school Jun 18
'What's a baby's life worth?' Jun. 15
Food peril not nutty politics Jun. 13
Playing 'Let's Make a Deal' Jun. 11
West side boy in Hollywood Jun. 8
A big gift from the graduate Jun. 6
'Survivor' more real life than we need Jun. 4
Greg Thiel saw life perfectly Jun. 1

M A Y   2 0 0 0
The right to notice bad art May 28
No holds barred at Mercantile Library May 25
Quick fix needed for preschool May 23
Parkinson's new race for Pete Strauss May 21
Livin' La Vida lotto May 18
If Genius of Water could talk May 16
Mother, 365 days a year May 14
Immigrant gets Ph.D. at age 90 May 11

A P R I L   2 0 0 0
Hartwell dad: "I finally got my boy back" Apr. 30
Risking the human element Apr. 27
Gift idea: Insist on gun safety Apr. 25
How much is too much for Nordstrom? Apr. 23
Impostor lives lie 10 years Apr. 20
Learning to ignore the Dow Apr. 18
Marketing ice cream, diet shake Apr. 16
County's videotaped warning Apr. 13
Healing power of good kids Apr. 11
Erin, Julia display more than cleavage Apr. 6
Choosing sides in the Mason teen sex case Apr. 4
Memories of the local report from Bombeck Apr. 2

M A R C H   2 0 0 0
Sleepy? Put blame where it belongs Mar. 30
Looking to see who qualifies as a family Mar. 28
One true thing is Anita Hill's role in history Mar. 23
Who counts? Only those willing, able Mar. 19
PETA wants to grab our milkshakes Mar. 12
Do guys put extra neurons to good use? Mar. 9
County can't afford to cheap out now Mar. 7
Do guns scare you enough to take a stand? Mar. 5
We're not just looking for dirt on stadium tour Mar. 2

F E B R U A R Y   2 0 0 0
We're not just looking for dirt on stadium tour Feb. 29
No sparks fly over hot swimsuit issue Feb. 27
Mature plan to save us from modern hazard Feb. 24
Describing a medicinal dose for HMOs Feb. 22
Drag the kids to chat with Charlie Taft Feb. 20
Let's recruit Mike Brown for our team Feb. 17
The indelible legacy of a judicious life Feb. 15
Tips to Hillary on how to win by falling Feb. 13
Kathy Wade tour guide to the big 'hood Feb. 10
Besieged by good kids and worthy causes Feb. 8
Closing door on Bethesda's 102 years Feb. 6
Lawsuit just an invitation to go shopping Feb. 3
Skeletons in the American family closet Feb. 1

J A N U A R Y   2 0 0 0
City, county cheap out in home stretch Jan. 30
Bad hair day leaps across gender barier Jan. 27
Crossroads turns corner with HQ buy Jan. 25
Shedding light but not heat on KKK rally Jan. 23
Convention center could be good bet Jan. 20
Keeping score on last year's resolutions Jan. 2

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