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  • For vets, land of the free

    Michael McKenna is licking his chops, looking forward to free meals on Sunday and Monday in honor of Veterans Day. "I'm planning on going to Denny's for breakfast, Olive Garden for lunch and either Applebee's or Golden Corral for dinner," the retired...
  • Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford makes U.S. pols look good

    Thank you, Rob Ford. Thank you for making American politicians look so good. It’s almost as though the mayor of Toronto was planted north of the border just to make the American citizenry think to itself: “Hey, we thought our guys were...
  • Speered

     
    Bryan Smith's lengthy profile of Sun-Times chairman Michael Ferro tells the story that had a lot of us buzzing last year: Another major flap involved the Sun-Times’ November 2012 obituary of David Speer, CEO of Illinois Tool Works (the company......
  • Former Legg Mason CEO named chair for United Way campaign

    Former Legg Mason CEO named chair for United Way campaign
    The local United Way has named a former CEO of Legg Mason Inc. to lead its effort to raise more than $24 million for programs to improve education, financial stability and health for central Marylanders. Mark Fetting, who left his position at the...
  • Mike Satz, Broward State Attorney

    Mike Satz, Broward State Attorney
    Last week: A salute to State Sen. Jeremy Ring, who is championing a bill in the Florida Legislature to help career prosecutors and public defenders pay off student loans. Starting pay for such lawyers is around $40,000, but many young lawyers have law...
  • Work-arounds are used to get consumers health care

    Work-arounds are used to get consumers health care
    Beginning Tuesday, radio and TV ads will encourage residents to call 211 and get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. With technical difficulties still frustrating efforts to enroll in health plans through online exchanges — and...
  • United Way volunteers complete projects in Lincoln on 'Day of Action'

    United Way volunteers complete projects in Lincoln on 'Day of Action'
    With about 525 volunteers and more than 50 service projects, residents of Lincoln, Boyle, Garrard and Mercer counties stepped out to give back to their communities Sept. 11 for Heart of Kentucky United Way’s 20th annual Day of Action. Community...
  • Project Homeless Connect providing services for needy

    Project Homeless Connect providing services for needy
    Robert Taylor says problems with alcohol cost him his job as a city laborer four years ago. He quit drinking, but without a permanent source of income or place to stay, it's been difficult for him to get back on his feet. He's held a few odd jobs, but...
  • About Tom Shea

    About Tom Shea
    In 1979, Tom Shea founded Florida’s first outplacement firm, which became one of the original units of Right Management.  As CEO of Right’s Florida/Caribbean Region, he heads six offices statewide and in Puerto Rico.  Now in over 50 countries,...
  • I'll pay extra for the backpack that won't sing

    Parenting can be an assault on the senses, from the effluvia of the diaper pail to the torture of bare feet on a rug strewn with Legos. But nothing tortures a parent suffer more than the musical assault of the Childhood Industrial Complex. When I was a...
  • New housing program in Balto. Co. aims to shorten shelter stays

    New housing program in Balto. Co. aims to shorten shelter stays
    Tana Poff ran out of cash soon after arriving in Baltimore County from York, Pa., hoping to start a new life. The pregnant 23-year-old was working at the checkout lane at Food Lion, but her part-time wages weren't enough. "It didn't work out the way I...