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Cover Story: Lights. Camera. Action?

Looking for an 'innovative approach' to placing children available for adoption, Hamilton County officials turn to self-marketing; will it work for 64 local kids?

0 Comments · Thursday, September 9, 1999
The video crew is ready. But the subjects need some coaching. "I gotta get a still photo of you, too," the director says. "I'm going to ask you your age, your school, what else should I ask   

A Child's Dilemma: Get Along or Go Along?

real life

0 Comments · Thursday, August 19, 1999
In a perfect world, I'd just beam with contentment while my 3-year-old danced around the family room in time to the theme song from his favorite TV show. Instead, I'm reading another one of those   

Danger Down the Drain?

0 Comments · Thursday, June 17, 1999
It's a fairly typical progression: Wait until your income can sustain it, then buy a house in a good neighborhood with the type of schools you want to send your children to. Move in, redecorate, sp  

Cover Story: Successful or Not, Moms with Jobs Get Bad Rap

1 Comments · Thursday, June 3, 1999
Can mothers who work outside the home cut it? What a ridiculous question, some CityBeat readers said with disgust. Everyone knows moms have been boosting their numbers in the work force since Wor  

Somersaults, Swings and Strollers

0 Comments · Thursday, May 20, 1999
"Excuse me, is that your little boy in the blue shirt?" The woman next to me has been talking to another mom and didn't see her son roll over sideways, twisting his neck because the tumbling teache  

News: The 1999 Tornado

In Search of 'Good Glue'

0 Comments · Thursday, April 15, 1999
Daylight had broken and the power was on again. The televised shots of our neighborhood quickly told the story. My 3-year-old, still walking around with his flashlight, took particular interest   

About the Child

0 Comments · Thursday, March 18, 1999
You're tired of racing every morning to get your kids to school and yourself to work. You're not as happy with your job as you ought to be. And you're frustrated because, if your household didn't re  

Cover Story: Keeping Secrets?

More than a year after loud calls for public accountability, zoo officials still argue that using public funds doesn't make zoo records public

0 Comments · Thursday, March 11, 1999
Hamilton County taxpayers will pay Cincinnati Zoo expenses that could include more than 100 zoo salaries when the zoo starts getting its levy funds that were approved last year. But zoo official  

A Man With a Plan?

0 Comments · Thursday, February 25, 1999
Surely, no one ever would accuse Cincinnati Councilman Charles Winburn of flip-flopping on an issue. Nor, he has assured everyone, was it his intent to flip-flop when he introduced a proposal ear  

Pooped from Potty Debate

0 Comments · Thursday, February 11, 1999
These parents would deny that they'd ever consider appearing on the Jerry Springer Show. But I wouldn't believe them. From what I've seen, they've been clamoring to tell all to everyone about how