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Al Neuharth: 5 Ways USA Today’s Founder Changed the Newspaper

Posted on 04/21/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyThere are two schools of thought about USA Today founder Al Neuharth, who died on April 19 at age 89 in Cocoa Beach, Fla. Some think he helped ruin the newspaper, an institution older than our country itself, by turning it into a paper-and-ink imitation of TV news. Others think he helped modernized a desperately outdated medium and, in so doing, perhaps staved off its demise. Either way you choose to look at it, though, the former Gannett CEO was …

Stop the Sequester (Wait … What’s a Sequester?)

Posted on 02/22/2013 by | News | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsThe major budget cuts looming on March 1 are a bad idea, whether you know much about them or not. That’s one takeaway from a new poll by the Pew Research Center and USA Today on issues that are likely to dominate the political landscape this year. By a 9 point margin (49 to 40 percent), those polled favored finding a way around the $85 billion in spending cuts scheduled for military and most domestic programs — known in Washington …

5 Heart Tests You Don’t Need, 4 You Do

Posted on 03/14/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthHow heart smart are you? Do you know what your gums have to do with your heart? Or what the most dangerous day of the year is for a heart attack? Or the best type of pet for someone who has had a heart attack? And what about some of those tests your doctor might want to order, like a heart calcium scan or an exercise stress tests — do you really need them? Nationally known heart experts Steven Nissen, …

Statins Linked To Diabetes In Older Women, Study Finds

Posted on 01/11/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthOne in four Americans over age 45 take a statin to lower their cholesterol, but a new study says the popular drugs may increase the risk of diabetes. An analysis of postmenopausal women who were taking statins found they had almost a 50 percent greater risk of diabetes than those who weren’t on the cholesterol-lowing drug. The study, published online in the Archives of Internal Medicine, looked at nearly 154,000 women, average age 63, who didn’t have diabetes when the …

Rocky Bleier: The Comeback Boomer

Posted on 11/17/2010 by | General News | Comments

EntertainmentHave you seen any of USA Today’s series this week: “Senior Moments?” It’s a great series with a ton of interesting and informational stories, put together in tribute to the oldest Baby Boomers turning 65 (what the Social Security Administration calls full retirement age) next year. One story that USA Today posted today is about the well-known, four-time Super Bowl ring winner, Vietnam War veteran Rocky Bleier. His story may be familiar, but it’s such a great one that it’s …

Second Thoughts on Retiring

Posted on 08/27/2008 by | General News | Comments

WorkSoon-to-be retirees delay retirement due to economic downturn.