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10 Extraordinary Women, Part I Lives to Inspire Us All
August 15, 2006

I never met Susan Butcher, but she had graced my living room so often via television—and held me spellbound—I felt she was almost a member of the family. Butcher was so alive, so buoyant and outgoing, it’s difficult for me to transfer her into my mental inventory of people who are no longer with us. Butcher was a spectacular human being. I made some notes and came up with a list of 10 women who fascinate me. No doubt you have others who mean a great deal to you, and I’d like to hear about them. I think readers would also. 10 Extraordinary Women (in alphabetical order) 1.

The Fine Art of Redlining
October 18, 2005

Why coddle lousy customers? Oct. 18, 2005: Vol. 1, Issue No. 40 IN THE NEWS Sears adds 15 percent restocking fee on some items --By Wendy Tanaka The Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 14, 2005 red·line Function: verb intransitive senses: to withhold home-loan funds or insurance from neighborhoods considered poor economic risks transitive senses: to discriminate against in housing or insurance --Merriam-Webster OnLine In many American upmarket suburbs is an unwritten agreement among realtors that homes for sale or rent will not be shown or offered to minority families. This is a form of discrimination called redlining. Redlining is a fact of life in direct

Michelle Wie for President!
October 13, 2005

Competent and organized, she spends time on the golf course Oct. 13, 2005: Vol. 1, Issue No. 39 IN THE NEWS Raising Storm Relief Money, Ex-Presidents Try to Decide Where to Send It --Stephanie Strom The New York Times, Oct. 8, 2005 With Fanfare and Dollar Signs, Wie Scratches Her Professional Itch --Damon Hack The New York Times, Oct. 6, 2005 Regular readers of this column know that I have a mordant fascination with the juxtaposition of two seemingly unrelated news stories. Such is the case with former presidents Bush and Clinton having no

On Target - Media's Role Now - Service
October 1, 2001

By Alicia Orr Suman Years from now, each of us will remember where we were on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. It was a day filled with horror and devastation, grief and sorrow. The first thing many of us did was turn to the media for answers—and to help us make sense of these hideous acts of terrorism against innocent civilians on American soil. At about 9:15 that morning, I tried to log onto for information, only to find I couldn't gain access. Same was true for The New York Times Web site. A few hours later, however, both sites were easily