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Ronald Motley: The Lawyer Who Beat Big Tobacco

Posted on 08/30/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyIf Ronald Lee Motley hadn’t existed, some novelist or screenwriter surely would have made him up: a high-powered, flamboyant attorney with a smooth-as-silk Southern drawl who fancied ostrich-skin cowboy boots and liked to sail on a 165-foot yacht named after Themis, the female Greek titan of law, whenever he wasn’t in a courtroom whacking corporate bigwigs around like so many piñatas. Motley, who died on Aug. 22 at age 68 in Charleston, S.C., was both so larger-than-life colorful and so effective …

‘Buy American’ — Guess Who Does It Most

Posted on 05/3/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsA lot of Americans bemoan the number of factory jobs that have been outsourced or lost to foreign competition over the past few decades. But when it comes to supporting companies that make their products in the United States, it’s older Americans who are most willing to step up and let their money do the talking. That’s the finding of two recent polls, which show that boomers and their predecessors in the “Eisenhower Generation” (ages 67 and older) are the …

10 Surprising Facts about America’s Champions of Aging

Posted on 05/3/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyCelebrating May as Older Americans Month offers the perfect time to remember leaders who helped to build a nation that respects and protects its older citizens. A new AARP website feature called Champions of Aging does precisely that. All 10 made contributions that changed America for the better, and created opportunities for those in their 50s, 60s and beyond to lead healthier, more financially secure, and more meaningful and enjoyable lives. Some of the champions’ names are better know than …

The Rolling Stones: 5 of Their Most Outrageous Tour Moments

Posted on 05/2/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentThe ancient Greeks had the Dionysian mysteries, when they would abandon propriety, dance wildly in a trance-like state and revel in various sorts of intoxicated excess. For boomers, that sounds eerily similar to Rolling Stones concerts of our youth. A 1972 Associated Press account of a Stones show at Philadelphia’s Spectrum arena – “a festival of heat, hysteria, perfume, sweat, marijuana smoke and deafening music inside” — merely grazes the surface of the hedonistic mass ritual. Related: The Stones’ 50 …

George Jones: 10 Facts About the Country Music Legend

Posted on 04/26/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyGeorge Jones, who died on April 26 at age 81 in Nashville, was such a giant in the world of country music that a song Jim Lauderdale wrote about him, “The King of Broken Hearts,” became a hit for George Strait. And that was a fitting appellation. Jones, who possessed a superlative, pitch-perfect baritone — Frank Sinatra reportedly once called him “the second greatest singer in the world” — was royalty as a vocalist. But he also exemplified the tension between …

Richie Havens: 10 Facts About the ‘Woodstock’ Legend

Posted on 04/23/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyPerhaps the ultimate tribute to guitarist-folksinger Richie Havens, who died on April 22 at age 72 in Jersey City, N.J., is that a Beatle once likened himself to Havens. In a 1971 Rolling Stone interview, John Lennon initially garbled Havens’ name, confusing him with the Mexican-American singer who did “La Bomba.” But it was clear that he dug Havens’ unorthodox, self-taught guitar style. I think there’s a guy called Richie Valens, no, Richie Havens, does he play very strange guitar? …