L A U R A   P U L F E R   •   M E T R O

Laura Pulfer began writing her metro column at The Enquirer in 1995. She has been honored as Best Columnist in Ohio by the Ohio Society for Professional Journalists and named to the Hall of Fame by the group's local chapter. She appears regularly in Gannett newspapers throughout the country and is a commentator for National Public Radio's Morning Edition.

A lifelong Midwesterner, Laura grew up in Lima, Ohio, and went to school at Bowling Green State University, where she was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 1989. “This must have been shocking news to any of my professors who are still there.”

Former editor and publisher of Cincinnati Magazine, she is the author of two books, I Beg to Differ and Mothers and Other Heroes (both from Orange Frazer Press).

Can you make people laugh and make your point at the same time? Laura Pulfer's readers think so. Miraculous children, Barbie's slut shoes, urban blight, bad movies, the Bengals' Taxatorium and Testosterone Center, the Orange Barrel Polka, Murray the Wonder Dog, diversity on the bus, heroic teachers — if you listen carefully, you will hear the voice of a city.

E-mail: lpulfer@enquirer.com; phone: (513) 768-8393; fax: (513) 768-8340; mail: The Cincinnati Enquirer, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

D E C E M B E R   2 0 0 1
Spirit of Christmas in August Dec 23
The countdown Dec 20
Terrorism shows up at home Dec 18
Can-Do Kids Dec 16
Toxic waste Dec 13
Miracle of long living Dec 11
JClass reunion better virtual than real Dec 10
Just for fun Dec 6
Tough talk about war, reputation Dec 4
A bad binge Dec 2

N O V E M B E R   2 0 0 1
War games Nov 29
15,000 toys to deliver Nov 27
The Oyler case Nov 18
Sara Bachus Nov 15
Separating the wheat from the stuff Nov 11
Do the Bengals hate us? Nov 10
It's a deal Nov 8
Protecting our right to sleep late Nov 6
Suburbs watch Nov 4
The Oyler case Nov 1

O C T O B E R   2 0 0 1
Are we allowed to laugh yet? Oct 30
Thank-you note to the USOC Oct 28
PULFER: Suzie Thompson Oct 25
Delta Queen symbol of our values Oct 23
Anthrax scare Oct 21
Rickety school just isn't sporting Oct 14
Acuvue case Oct 11
Where is nation's bad self? Oct 9
A mixed cocktail message Oct 7
Doug Cherry Oct 4

S E P T E M B E R   2 0 0 1
Breast cancer Sep 30
A better start Sep 25
Pointing fingers Sep 23
Jerry Schmitz Sep 20
A broken heart still beats Sep 17
American help Sep 16
In 'Heartland' Sep 15
Cell phones Sep 13
Dads don't 'baby-sit' their kids Sep 10
New ordinance Sep 9
Is summer really over already? Sep 2

A U G U S T   2 0 0 1
Ex-teacher helps sting con artist Aug. 28
Dayton Dragons Aug. 26
Celebrities could help integration Aug. 21
Are kids collateral damage? Aug. 19
At-risk kids Aug. 16
E-mail victimizes shark rescuer Aug. 14
Stem-cell funds Aug. 12
Risky business Aug. 9
Waiting for another miracle Aug. 7
Changing bathroom's bottom line Aug. 4
Dave Ferriss Aug. 2

J U L Y   2 0 0 1
Freedom Center could be our lifeline Jul.31
Letting go of the cute Beatle Jul.29
Who and why? Jul.26
Cincinnati third most misspelled Jul.24
A lifetime of bravery in 3 years Jul.22
Keeneland sale Jul.19
Harmony takes a lot of practice Jul.17
Cookie's nourishing blessing Jul.15
We're no joke Jul.12

J U N E   2 0 0 1
Women in charge of the village Jun.17
Dog days continue at City Hall Jun.14
The Bush girls Jun. 7

M A Y   2 0 0 1
Can you spare three minutes? May 27
Ignore calendar May 24
Principal works with principle May 22
Taking sides May 20
Grieving mom May 17
Suburbs not obligated to city May 15
Fear, guilt just part of mother's job May 13
Joey Newcomb May 10
A geezer remembers prom night May 8
Whistler makes music anywhere May 1

A P R I L   2 0 0 1
Cancer event Apr. 26
Everyday life Apr. 22
Why didn't we see this coming? Apr. 17
Resurrection Apr. 15
Refusing to give up on the city Apr. 12
Neighbors could've saved kids Apr. 10
Girl Scouts Apr. 8
Neighbors hidden in cybertrash Apr. 3
Fat city? Nope, it's the 'burbs Apr. 1

M A R C H   2 0 0 1
Dr. Albert Sabin Mar. 29
Thank-you notes for good work Mar. 27
Free speech Mar. 25
At Immaculata Mar. 22
Principal shuts down newspaper Mar. 20
Sabin Center Mar. 18
Barbie's boy toy Mar. 15
When can we blame computers? Mar. 13
Abandoned Mar. 11
Violent kids Mar. 8
Writers with the right stuff Mar. 4
History lesson Mar. 1

F E B R U A R Y   2 0 0 1
Adoptee wins on long shot Feb. 27
Goodbye, Bill Feb. 25
Bus drivers go extra distance Feb. 20
Chicken recipe 'sure tastes familiar' Feb. 18
Morgue photos Feb. 15
Memories of a real champion Feb. 13
Culberson attorney has higher aim Feb. 4
The wrong thong can really hurt Feb. 1

J A N U A R Y   2 0 0 1
Findlay Market offers food for thought Jan. 30
Bold undies Jan. 28
Super Bowl Jan. 25
Science textbooks don't tell whole story Jan. 23
Courts catching up with reality Jan. 21
Morgue photos Jan. 18
The granny defense Jan. 16
Fashion police Jan. 14
Crisis plan Jan. 11
Oxygen bars new way to blow your money Jan. 7
Half-baked idea Jan. 4

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