Laura Pulfer, "Inside Cincinnati"

"Although I'm a rookie at The Enquirer, I've been lurking around the city for 25 years, and I'm proud to say I've made friends in both high and low places. And have offended them all at least once. Because my heart is pure, they forgive me and continue to pass along information I couldn't get from 'official sources.'

"Despite my fascination with whoopee cushions and politicians, you'll find that I'm a very serious person. I will avoid gratuitous insults to line dancing, fur coats, tofu, Clarence Thomas or Cleveland. But I promise to make fun of things that need it every chance I get."

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December 97

. A Cincinnati 12 Days of Christmas
   Published Dec. 25, 1997

. Government waste? Blame El Nino
   Published Dec. 23, 1997

. A holiday tale of a cabbie for all seasons
   Published Dec. 21, 1997

. Ruth Schmitt, an epidemic of goodness
   Published Dec. 18, 1997

. A new team of winners
   Published Dec. 16, 1997

. Clinton puppy nation's newest tenant
   Published Dec. 14, 1997

. Miss Koehl's million-dollar finance lesson
   Published Dec. 11, 1997

. Shock, grief and guilt
   Published Dec. 9, 1997

. Carry-on bag the ruin of civilization
   Published Dec. 7, 1997

. Unbeatable combo of heart, chutzpah
   Published Dec. 4, 1997

. Lifestyles of the rich and shameless
   Published Dec. 2, 1997

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November 97

. Turkey, yams and aroma of Lemon Pledge
   Published Nov. 27, 1997

. What really sent Barbie to a body shop?
   Published Nov. 23, 1997

. Last shopping trip to Shillito's
   Published Nov. 20, 1997

. Take ideas, add people, stir constantly
   Published Nov. 18, 1997

. Did Marge sign away citizenship?
   Published Nov. 16, 1997

. The big story closer to home than au pair
   Published Nov. 13, 1997

. Play it again, Dr. Sam
   Published Nov. 11, 1997

. Gail Conner's endless line of children
   Published Nov. 9, 1997

. A belated love letter to candidates
   Published Nov. 6, 1997

. Children are waiting for someone special
   Published Nov. 4, 1997

. Glier's gonna getcha goetta on the road
   Published Nov. 2, 1997

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October 97

. Can little guys win against Dow Jones?
   Published Oct. 30, 1997

. Cross County: Teflon road, urban fable
   Published Oct. 28, 1997

. Here's a boy who can get your hopes up
   Published Oct. 26, 1997

. Is Bedinghaus trying to make us sick?
   Published Oct. 23, 1997

. Alfred Weiner and the art of medicine
   Published Oct. 21, 1997

. Breast cancer is not a punchline
   Published Oct. 19, 1997

. Beggars can't be choosers
   Published Oct. 16, 1997

. Mr. Painter's wonderful open secret
   Published Oct. 14, 1997

. M.J. Klyn: Era of firsts and one last
   Published Oct. 12, 1997

. St. William quits gambling on bingo night
   Published Oct. 9, 1997

. Reds leaving? Again? Sorry, I dozed off
   Published Oct. 7, 1997

. Scuttle Butt suspicious of county deal
   Published Oct. 5, 1997

. History, not high school yearbook, will write Clinton's legacy
   Published Oct. 2, 1997

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September 97

. Scare tactics won't work on zoo levy
   Published Sept. 16, 1997

. What if Miss America wore a muumuu?
   Published Sept. 14, 1997

. Seeing Red? Why don't we just buy team?
   Published Sept. 11, 1997

. More oinking from halls of Congress
   Published Sept. 9, 1997

. Royal family gets glimpse of the real world
   Published Sept. 7, 1997

. Bonfield girls take a last walk together
   Published Sept. 7, 1997

. New health plan is a winner; art prize isn't
   Published Sept. 4, 1997

. Diane chose the people, and they her
   Published Sept. 2, 1997

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August 97

. Artful, subtle lessons of the dollar bill
   Published August 31, 1997

. Drunken frat parties a fight we can win
   Published August 28, 1997

. A conspiracy of women
   Published August 26, 1997

. The 'Mousie' that roared
   Published August 24, 1997

. A love note to UPS drivers
   Published August 21, 1997

. Angry readers want stadium cost controlled
   Published August 19, 1997

. 'Lucky' hole-in-one touches off tap dance
   Published August 17, 1997

. Need money? Send in the clowns
   Published August 14, 1997

. A cure for car addiction
   Published August 12, 1997

. Kids in line behind jocks, felons
   Published August 10, 1997

. A pastor's contribution to the law
   Published August 7, 1997

. Fifi, beloved street person, dead at 81
   Published August 5, 1997

. The romance of stealing and confessing
   Published August 3, 1997

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July 97

. Tough choice for Channel 9 news anchor
   Published July 31, 1997

. Adding voice to the race for a cure
   Published July 29, 1997

. Let's honor victims, not the criminals
   Published July 27, 1997

. Are we brave enough to save a child?
   Published July 24, 1997

. It is too late to join club?
   Published July 22, 1997

. Corny signs tell us where we've been
   Published July 13, 1997

. Money gives us right to be snoopy
   Published July 10, 1997

. Of Disney, death and acceptable obscenity
   Published July 3, 1997

. Modest car, rich history
   Published July 1, 1997

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June 97

. Big money, golf trips OK if you talk
   Published June 29, 1997

. Does it matter how we kill each other?
   Published June 26, 1997

. Parking: the last bastion for whiners
   Published June 24, 1997

. Are Mickey and Minnie dangerous?
   Published June 22, 1997

. An idea that doesn't stink
   Published June 19, 1997

. Case for nosy, pushy questions
   Published June 17, 1997

. The Crowleys and The Hill inseparable
   Published June 12, 1997

. How can we decide value of rescue?
   Published June 10, 1997

. Delta sends notice it has money to burn
   Published June 8, 1997

. Oklahoma looks a lot like home
   Published June 5, 1997

. Enough guilt to share in Collins death
   Published June 3, 1997

. How do you grow up to be a politician?
   Published June 1, 1997

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May 97

. Bomber pilot simply treated like a pioneer
   Published May 29, 1997

. Kathy Matje's mother proves life priceless
   Published May 25, 1997

. Saving a life: Von Bargen's
   Published May 22, 1997

. Private clubs, 'Ellen' and public debate
   Published May 20, 1997

. Simple story with cast of terrific kids
   Published May 18, 1997

. We can refuse to be hustled
   Published May 15, 1997

. Kids who get help won't get headlines
   Published May 13, 1997

. Applause for good mothers
   Published May 11, 1997

. Mama Bear will help clean your closets
   Published May 8, 1997

. Honk if you're a bigot, sexist
   Published May 6, 1997

. Her majesty's loyal subjects bow, curtsy
   Published May 4, 1997

. Boats, horses and bragging in Kentucky
   Published May 1, 1997

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April 97

. Friendship half-price by the pound
   Published Apr. 29, 1997

. Will the Reds play ball with Kentucky?
   Published Apr. 27, 1997

. Abandoned boy saved by nosy village
   Published Apr. 22, 1997

. Can we help tobacco firms see the light?
   Published Apr. 20, 1997

. Lock up pols until they break tax code
   Published Apr. 17, 1997

. Civilization comes to the countryside
   Published Apr. 15, 1997

. Will we let the real Ellen into our lives?
   Published Apr. 13, 1997

. The real crime will be if we just surrender
   Published Apr. 10, 1997

. It's not our hearts - it's only money
   Published Apr. 8, 1997

. Clara Swart's final tribute from her sons
   Published Apr. 6, 1997

. Isn't it time for us to play hardball?
   Published Apr. 3, 1997

. Market crash imminentfor Beanie Baby?
   Published Apr. 1, 1997

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March 97

. Underground Railroad Museum is real chance for greatness
   Published Mar. 30, 1997

. Do we really want Bengals at any cost?
   Published Mar. 27, 1997

. The last word for women on breast cancer
   Published Mar. 25, 1997

. Della's jewels give us hint of our values
   Published Mar. 23, 1997

. Can girls ever play on Marty's team?
   Published Mar. 20, 1997

. Do bad kids happen to bad parents?
   Published Mar. 18, 1997

. A look back at flap over Gore's visit
   Published Mar. 16, 1997

. Mason girls win the game that counts
   Published Mar. 13, 1997

. Justice puts juror in most crucial spot
   Published Mar. 11, 1997

. Can victims count on us for next job?
   Published Mar. 9, 1997

. Tough little town drenched but still alive
   Published Mar. 6, 1997

. Let's hear itfor no-sweat dieting plan
   Published Mar. 4, 1997

. When home is gone, friends are needed
   Published Mar. 3, 1997

. Lock 'em up, just not in my backyard
   Published Mar. 2, 1997

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February 97

. Latest trend: political slumber party
   Published Feb. 27, 1997

. Scalded boy can inspire tougher laws
   Published Feb. 25, 1997

. Wake-up call for citizens of the county
   Published Feb. 23, 1997

. Honk, wave car phone if you're a nitwit
   Published Feb. 20, 1997

. Write if you think you're worth saving
   Published Feb. 2, 1997

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January 97

. The Boothes:a death and a promise kept
   Published Jan. 30, 1997

. Breast cancer deadly test of health care
   Published Jan. 28, 1997

. Sports heroes with a real winning spirit
   Published Jan. 26, 1997

. Rx for city: Add one Lois, stir gently
   Published Jan. 23, 1997

. Measuring kindness by the pound
   Published Jan. 21, 1997

. Let's exercise our freedom to avoid sleaze
   Published Jan. 19, 1997

. January: Days of whine and noses
   Published Jan. 16, 1997

. The short, valuable life of one child
   Published Jan. 14, 1997

. JonBenet dressed for familiar role
   Published Jan. 12, 1997

. Public library an excuse for gush-o-rama
   Published Jan. 9, 1997

. Scalded boy belongs to all of us
   Published Jan. 7, 1997

. Ebonics just another sign of waste
   Published Jan. 5, 1997

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