Friday, April 15, 2005


There are only two things in life that are certain…
Don’t forget your tax returns have to be postmarked no later than midnight tonight. The IRS will appreciate it. And you’ll appreciate it, that they appreciate it!

They’re talking about tax reform in Washington. (Again) In Washington-speak, reform actually means more complicated.

Our friends at FOX & Friends were talking this week about a poll showing more Americans would rather go to the dentist than fill out their taxes. To which Steve Doocy quipped, “So have your dentist do your taxes!”

Can someone ‘splain this to me?
How come Martha Stewart has to wear a GPS tracking device, and the registered sex offender that killed Jessica Marie Lunsford didn’t? And why is it easier to find a stolen car than a missing child? Learn how you can make a difference by visiting the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s website at

Justice served. Would you like fries with that?
Admitted Atlanta murder bomber Eric Rudolph, who killed two people and injured over a hundred others has cut a deal with the government. This guy, who hates government and loves the outdoors, will spend the rest of his life at the Super Max and super scary prison in Florence, CO. Every minute of his life will be under the control of the federal government and he’ll be allowed outside just one hour a day.

Tiger Wins The Masters
What a win at Augusta by Tiger Woods! His putt at 18 at the end of regulation was one for the ages, and I’m sure Tiger felt it took ages for the ball to drop into the cup!

Curb Appeal to be replaced by Space Appeal?
Google has announced a new service. Just go to Click on the satellite link on the right side of the page, then enter your home address in the “search” box and see your home as it looks from space. You can zoom in pretty tight, certainly close enough to recognize your home and street.

What’s on the Presidential iPod?
Nothing is ever a secret for very long in Washington, including what President Bush has on his iPod. The President uses his iPod when riding his bike for exercise. Artists on the Presidential play list include George Jones, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Van Morrison and John Fogarty. So when the President uses it, do we call it iPod One?

Royal Weddings aren’t what they used to be
Word reaches us from England that horseracing beat out the nuptials between Prince Charles and Camilla. England’s Grand National Horserace had a peak viewership of 9.5 million viewers. Peak numbers for the wedding were 7.6 million. The Sport of Kings apparently is more popular than future kings.

You know you’re of a certain age when
You remember a time when there weren’t any numbers in front of the decimal point on the price of a gallon of gas.

Reality Show Update
Survivor alums Rob and Amber continue to dominate The Amazing Race, Constantine and Vonzell continue to impress on American Idol and on The Apprentice I think it’s going to be Tana who’ll hear Donald Trump say “You’re Hired!”

And Los Angeles CityView. I taped a broadcast with host Paul Petersen this week about seniors and computing. Many of you will remember Paul from The Donna Reed Show. He’s a very nice guy. Thanks to the City of Los Angeles for inviting us to take part. It’s an important subject. We’ll have a broadcast schedule for you shortly. We’ll also be taping interviews with Clear Channel Radio Stations in Boston Thursday, April 21. We’ll be talking about Identify Theft. By the way, we offer a lot of FREE information on our website about ID Theft, what it is, how it happens and how to fight back. Check it out at

Finally, let us not ever forget
Tuesday April 19th marks the 10th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing. 168 innocent men, women and children lost their lives that day. For the people that survived, the rescuers who were on the scene and for anyone in the city that day, many emotional and physical wounds remain. Take a moment to remember them all on the 19th.

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