A lot of people, places and orange barrels got caught in the shifting landscape of who's in and who's out for 2001.
The 36-year tradition of an all-Republican Hamilton County board of commissioners tumbled down, burying Bob Bedinghaus in the debris. So did much of the outfield stands at Cinergy Field. Neither process looked as radiant as Heather French, the University of Cincinnati graduate who began 2000 as Miss America and ended the year as the pregnant wife of Kentucky's lieutenant governor.
Procter & Gamble culminated its roller coaster of a year by naming a new president and CEO. Meanwhile, Kings Island sued the company that built embattled roller coaster Son of Beast.
Yeah, right. When pigs fly.
|| Bob Bedinghaus
||Councilman becomes commissioner.
||Rookie lawyer becomes councilman.
|American Girl doll Kitt Kittredge
||The Todd Portune doll
||Cincinnati history doll's a sell-out; ad campaign's not.
| Bass Pro Shop
||Cincinnati's just a Bass Pro Shop kinda town.
||P&G's bottom line: Fear of stocks bottoming out
||Fiberglass or roasted, no matter. We still love 'em.
|Great American Ball Park
||A Rose by any other name ...
|| Quarterback controversy gives Mike Brown controversy a break.
| Bill "Chad Lad" Hemmer
||The Cincinnatian sparkled from Florida's Election Coast on CNN.
||We just like to say Paavo at the CSO.
|Giving up on Bengals
||Complaining about Bengals
||Jaws of long-suffering risk repetitive stress syndrome.
|Aioli and the Promontory
|| The Petersens close restaurants.
|| Radio Free Newport didn't pay.
||Cincinnati's just a Rookwood Commons kinda town.
||Boomer short on obscure literary references.
|Cookie dough-chocolate chip
||It was for the Graeter good.
||X marks a new spot.
|Fort Washington Way Rhapsody
||Orange Barrel Polka
||Riverfront music to our ears.
||Wasn't the Web supposed to be free?
||Cincinnati's just an Aeropostale kinda town.
||Clermont County's Bicentennial
|| Time flies.