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  • Devereux Bowly Jr.: more than an innkeeper

    Devereux Bowly Jr.: more than an innkeeper
    When the news of death arrives, it does so in the icy ways. A phone call. An e-mail. If the deceased person was famous (Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall only moments ago), perhaps there come interruptions of regularly scheduled radio or television...
  • Modern marriages making room for more-educated wives

    Modern marriages making room for more-educated wives
    Wives with more education than their husbands no longer have a higher risk for divorce. Yippee! But, wait, they used to? For couples married between 1950 and 1979, if a wife had a higher level of education than her husband, their marriage was one-...
  • Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says

    Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says
    Sociologist Alice Goffman is a 5-foot-2-inch white woman who grew up in privilege in Philadelphia's historic and affluent neighborhood of Center City. But over the course of six years — during part of her time as an undergraduate at the University...
  • Partners for Healthy Pets promotes preventive care, vet visits

    A coalition of organized veterinary medicine and pet industry representatives formed Partners for Healthy Pets in 2011 to increase the health of pets by simply encouraging regular checkups. According to this consumer advertising campaign, preventive...
  • Yelling at your cat won't solve her litter box issues

    ORLANDO, FLA. -- These questions were answered by experts attending the North American Veterinary Conference here Jan. 18-22. Q: My 4-year-old Siamese cat is an absolute doll, except that she's started defecating in my bathtub or shower, rather than in...
  • What's in your bag? The bargain edition

    Now more than ever, shoppers are bagging bargains—and bragging about it. It's not just about curbing our spending in a recession. It's also boasting about our savvy shopping "savings." In the last week, a friend ripped off her heavy coat to...
  • Charlie Trotter preaches excellence to the extreme

    Charlie Trotter preaches excellence to the extreme
    Graham Elliot was an aspiring young cook in the late '90s carrying steaks to a party of 20 in the Charlie Trotter's Studio Kitchen when the restaurant's brilliant, mercurial owner stopped him in the hallway and grabbed one of the pieces of meat. "He...
  • Stress erodes employee health -- and corporate profits

    On Tuesday I guest-hosted CNBC's "Squawk Box," a program that bills itself as the show that "brings Wall Street to Main Street." As well as discussing Cyprus and a possible euro-crisis, we discussed the growing trend in corporate America of taking steps...
  • Daum: Online's 'nasty effect'

    Daum: Online's 'nasty effect'
    Finally! Scientific research backs up my perennial gripe about the soul-killing, society-destroying effects of online comments. A study published last month on the website of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (which does not allow comments)...
  • Median income falls, but so does poverty

    Median income falls, but so does poverty
    Middle-class families continued to suffer in the aftermath of the Great Recession, and the poverty rate fell slightly, according to U.S. Census Bureaudata released Wednesday. Median household income fell to $50,054 in 2011, down 1.5 percent from a year...
  • Worst radio pairing ever? It was 30 years ago, and hasn't been topped since.

     
    In doing some personal archival work I came across this article I wrote on Nov. 15, 1984 when one of my duties in the Tribune's feature department was to write a weekly column on the radio industry: Marriage made in......