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  • Low Gas Tax Could Cost Drivers More

     
    Amid budget cutbacks, the deterioration of America???s roads, bridges and highways has accelerated to an alarming degree. The kicker, however, is that by forsaking the notion of raising the gas tax, car owners may end up costing themselves more money........
  • James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014

     James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014
    In war, as a combat aviator during World War II, and in peace, as a businessman, civic leader and powerful player in local politics, James Alter was always fighting the good fight. Mr. Alter, 92, died of congestive heart failure Thursday, Aug. 14, in...
  • Finding the courage to continue

    DEAR READERS: Rolling media coverage of superstorm Sandy's unbelievable dumping of death and destruction on the East Coast leave millions of people wondering what's ahead in their rebuilding future. Winston Churchill, the man who led England to victory...
  • John Wooden, the poet laureate of reason, kindness and decency

    John Wooden, the poet laureate of reason, kindness and decency
    Reprinted from the Los Angeles Times magazine, March 29, 1998 I am just steps out of John Wooden's condo when I realize he has, once again, transformed me into Jack Nicholson, gazing across the dinner table at Helen Hunt. Wooden has made me want to be...
  • The Prospector Miami Hurricanes need to keep the talent home in South Florida

    The Prospector 
Miami Hurricanes need to keep the talent home in South Florida
    It wasn't the same (or nearly as fun) when the "U" disappeared from the relevancy map. Now, love 'em or hate 'em, the Miami Hurricanes have soared back into college football's collective conscience, which figures to have some reverberations on the...
  • Your Morning Meal Makes a Difference

    Your Morning Meal Makes a Difference
    Breakfast comes at a terrible time of day to make a rational decision. We're rushed. We're groggy. And we're famished. We know it's good for us -- 90 percent of Americans think it's the most important meal -- yet fewer than half of consumers eat it...
  • We're drowning in studies about the workplace

    We're drowning in studies about the workplace
    A new study has found that an employee's efficiency increases by more than 200 percent when that person is given the option of sitting in a chair made of milk chocolate. The study was conducted by me, on behalf of my new company, ChocoChair Inc. (Our...
  • Don't wait for Hokies to pick coach-in-waiting

    Virginia Tech has more than doubled Bud Foster's salary in the last five years. Earlier this month the school upped the ante with a five-year annuity. Absent the deed to Lane Stadium and free calzones for life at The Cellar, about the only bait left...
  • No. 1 ranking hasn't changed St. Thomas' George Smith

    No. 1 ranking hasn't changed St. Thomas' George Smith
    Let's take a walk through George Smith's neighborhood. Here's his desk with the nameplate that reads, "They say Lombardi was tough"— though, he says, many of his players don't know who Vince Lombardi is. Here's a reception area with a window-wall...
  • Road for ACC, state squads in NCAA tournament has big potholes

    Road for ACC, state squads in NCAA tournament has big potholes
    The orneriest of drill sergeants couldn't concoct an obstacle course this menacing. College basketball's leading scorer, two former No. 1 teams and the nation's best-shooting squad. Not to mention the season's most notorious band of thieves. Those are...
  • IUPUI grad reflects on obstacles he overcame after arson attack

    IUPUI grad reflects on obstacles he overcame after arson attack
    An Indiana University Kelley School of Business Indianapolis student, who was a victim of a horrific crime, reflects on the obstacles he overcame as his graduation date approaches.  Manoj Rana, an engineering student from India, almost lost his life...