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Yes, there are people honored in many of our categories. Here, we recognize those who’ve made contributions in unusual fields. They’re inventors, humorists, and generals. And though we’re scrupulously nonpolitical, we have a couple of Presidents here, too.

Dr. Beach

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Featured, People | Comments Off on Dr. Beach

I don’t know how Dr. Stephen Leatherman, a.k.a. Dr. Beach, determines his list of 10 best beaches in America each year. Oh, I see the...

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Bobby Flay

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Featured, People | Comments Off on Bobby Flay

It’s not true that Bobby Flay invented the Food Network. It just seems that way. Few American chefs – maybe none – have...

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Neil Armstrong

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Featured, People | Comments Off on Neil Armstrong

“One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.” Like most of the early astronauts, Neil Armstrong made his name as a test...

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Dick Clark, R.I.P.

Posted by on Apr 18, 2012 in Featured, People | Comments Off on Dick Clark, R.I.P.

  We got the sad news today that Dick Clark has died. He was such a part of the baby boomer’s life, from American Bandstand...

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Jackie Kennedy

Posted by on Apr 9, 2012 in Featured, People | Comments Off on Jackie Kennedy

It’s not that I don’t recognize her marriage to Aristotle Onassis; of course I do. It’s just that her position on this...

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Emeril Lagasse

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Featured, People | Comments Off on Emeril Lagasse

How many celebrity chefs can you think of who have not one, but two catchphrases? During each show, you can count on him adding something...

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Mark Zuckerberg

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Featured, People | Comments Off on Mark Zuckerberg

If you had to have three words to describe you, what would they be? For me, it might be, “Writes that blog.” I think I’d...

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Person: Willis Carrier

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in People | Comments Off on Person: Willis Carrier

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Willis who?” When the roll of great American inventors is called, you usually hear the...

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Person: Cesar Millan

Posted by on Mar 29, 2011 in People | Comments Off on Person: Cesar Millan

Aren’t you fascinated by those people who know from a very young age what they want to do in life? Growing up in Mexico, Cesar Millan...

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Person: Harry Truman

Posted by on Mar 7, 2011 in People | 1 comment

Again, I tread lightly when selecting a person from the political realm. But as with Ronald Reagan, I admire Harry Truman for the kind of...

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