Laura Pulfer
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Barbie's slut shoes, diversity on the bus, 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.

Archive: • 2000 1998 1997 1996

December '99
Dog trainer religious about her work Dec. 19
We'll give our kids' eyeteeth for cola cash Dec. 16
Old-fashioned holiday spirit in local village Dec. 14
Mom crusades against sickos on Internet Dec. 12
Who's at fault when kids play with guns? Dec. 9
An advanced lesson from the students Dec. 7
Recent cases of aggravated stupidity Dec. 5
The liberating plastic world of Tupperware Dec. 2

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November '99
Can painted pigs bring home bacon? Nov. 30
Giving thanks for a family not in crisis Nov. 25
Heloisa Sabin leads the way for a class act Nov. 23
Mike Brown not the villain in this farce Nov. 21
Mayor Qualls taking post at Harvard Nov. 14
Peaceful tale in honor of Veterans Day Nov. 11
Big picture from pint-size pupil Nov. 9
Does your dog need a lawyer? Nov. 7
A post-election thank you Nov. 4
Daring tales of Mary O'Driscoll Nov. 2

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October '99
Human egg auction model of stupidity Oct. 31
Why did fans jump to defend Pete Rose? Oct. 28
A big round of applause for regular heroes Oct. 26
Do voters care enough to send the very best? Oct. 24
Who's buying what Martha Stewart sells? Oct. 21
Looking back at the misery of El Rancho Oct. 19
You just can't build a river on short notice Oct. 17
A lesson in tough rules of a new game Oct. 14
Confessions of a nouveau cable junkie Oct. 12
Confessions of a nouveau cable junkie Oct. 10
Washerwoman can lead Tide of goodness Oct. 7
Grandparents take a chance on heartbreak Oct. 5
Will riverfront be kid-free zone? Oct. 3

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September '99
Honest effort to protect Sabin legacy Sept. 30
Big Pig Gig is a good joke on all of us Sept. 28
Let's declare war of sexes officially over Sept. 26
Just being a mentor makes you special Sept. 23
The Vanishing art of home economics Sept. 21
How about a real American gunfight? Sept. 19
What can we do about big, fat emergency? Sept. 16
Katie's little story won't get headlines Sept. 14
Working to keep the good name of Sabin Sept. 12
Why we can't let predators out of sight Sept. 9
Can we feather our nests with Beanie Babies? Sept. 5
Whose fault is it when we lose doctors? Sept. 2

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August '99
City's OK for library sign long overdue Aug. 31
Eminent M.D. paid peanuts for house call Aug. 29
How to put a porker in your art collection Aug. 26
This mom beat the odds - and city hall Aug. 19
ArtWorks not just painting by numbers Aug. 17
Banks hold the gun in this stickup Aug. 15
Making a silk purse from a cow's ear Aug. 12
An electronic remedy for car sickness? Aug. 10
'Ordinary kids' jump in as chils hurt Aug. 8
Everything's just peachy at Graeter's Aug. 5
Is it piggish to try to swipe Chicago cows? Aug. 3
Back to school: Chalk dust, gun powder Aug. 1

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July '99
Can we learn anything from Dog No. 109? July 29
How can you fix a broken credit card? July 27
Hungry? Or just looking for a freebie? July 25
Blame Kevin if you are laughing less July 22
A generation will remember Jackie's boy July 20
Can city keep good name if we lose Sabin? July 18
True vacation is a chance to ignore life July 15

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June '99
Draw on SCPA teacher for inspiration June 10
A savior for Charismatic's horsey cousins June 8
Wanted: New doctor for cranky patient June 6
Giovanni's art not for sissies June 3

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May '99
Can we learn anything from opposite sex? May 30
Simple truths about doctors, drug tests May 27
True test of region's spirit on the horizon May 25
A loud cheer for intolerance in our schools May 23
JJ's babies are endless gift to neighborhood May 20
A trusted ear best defense for schools? May 18
This election, let's stay out of litter box May 16
Ugly fence just another sleazy threat May 13
Unlikely hero for city's first big marathon May 11
True story of a politically incorrect mom May 9
Amateur chefs discover joy of cooking May 6
Can parents utter hardest word of all? May 4
A couple of time-tested reasons to vote May 2

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April '99
Sheila Adams: building more than bricks April 29
Placing blame for massacre in Colorado April 27
Two mothers, same tragic story April 25
Are gun lovers ready to face bloody truth? April 22
Unquenchable laughter of Lynn Stern April 20
The ceremony that links us together April 18
Lesley Stahl: Pit bull in fancy shoes April 15
Will Newport bell rattle neighbors? April 13
Worst brings out the best April 11
Your specs can take a magical trip April 8
Marge's last Opening Day as bosslady April 6
TV dinners? We've got to draw the line April 4
April Fools' paradise April 1

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March '99
Dirty, unkind words about spring Mar. 30
Will Spenser grow old with us? Mar. 28
Farmer Gore's adventures Mar. 25
Two women, jewels and a fur coat Mar. 23
Will we choose cages or classrooms? Mar. 21
Parents' fight for Justin is not over yet Mar. 18
Just color us politically correct red Mar. 14
Recycle plan: Old clothes make new life Mar. 11
Harry Moore shares his diet secrets Mar. 9
C'mon judge, Justin is with parents Mar. 7
Is there more to thong than meets the eye Mar. 4
What does the latest road hog say about us? Mar. 2

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February '99
BockFest is a reminder of what we are Feb. 28
Dr. Sabin gave his name; he did not sell it Feb. 25
Let's not sell our history to high bidder Feb. 23
Did Wilford Berry deserve to get his way? Feb. 21
It's impossible to outlaw sheer stupidity Feb. 18
Competition might rescue public schools Feb. 16
News bulleting: Time to laugh - if you can Feb. 14
Miz Ballew's 102 years of amazing grace Feb. 11
Thanks, but no thanks, Mr. Suarez Feb. 9
Are Clintons protecting or using Chelsea? Feb. 7
Seven days in jail 'like a bad movie' Feb. 4
Steve's lesson can't be found in schoolbook Feb. 2

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January '99
There's something about Mary Jan. 31
A corny idea to keep good little movies Jan. 28
Why should gun safety be optional? Jan. 24
Does Mother Nature need a snowsuit? Jan. 21
A sleeping potion for cynical reader Jan. 19
The privilege of having lunch with Ernie Jan. 17
Bad behavior might be a yelp for help Jan. 14
His drug war isn't fought from sidelines Jan. 12
Let's not miss real spectacle of government Jan. 10
January is fattest month of all Jan. 7
'99 already holds promise Jan. 3

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