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By Joyce Saenz Harris and Joyce Saenz Harris,Dallas Morning News | February 27, 2000
Karen Graham believed that her days as the "Estee Lauder girl" were long behind her. After all, she was retired from modeling and had spent most of the past decade at her country home in upstate New York, teaching the sport she loves: fly-fishing. Then, "out of the blue" in the summer of 1998, Lauder senior vice president Robert Luzzi called her up. "Would you be interested in doing another ad campaign for us?" he asked. Graham was surprised, pleased and excited. Then she had "this moment of terror," as she puts it. "Do you know how old I am?"
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By David Tarrant and David Tarrant,Dallas Morning News | November 21, 1999
In an age when faster isn't fast enough and newer isn't new enough, it's easy to overlook the virtues of aging.We assign value to antique furniture, stately homes, classic cars. But at the first gray hair, we shudder with fear as if sentenced to a long, terminal illness."Old age is very hard, and it's no joke. But it's not a disease. That idea is more of an affliction on the old than their own afflictions."So says James Hillman, a prominent Jungian psychologist, talking about his new book, "The Force of Character: And the Lasting Life" (Random House, $24)
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By SUSAN REIMER | August 12, 2007
THE PEW RESEARCH Center recently reported that 60 percent of working mothers say they would prefer to work part-time. I am not sure the numbers would be much different if you asked working fathers. Or working 50-year-olds of any description. We all see part-time employment as the way to balance our lives between work and family, between work and recreation, between time off and money, between ambition and just a paycheck, between career and kids. But there is another kind of balance in our lives that isn't getting the attention it deserves.
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By CAL RIPKEN JR | May 7, 2006
My 12-year-old son is a very gifted baseball player who has played against high-level competition since he was 8. Unfortunately, this year's 12-year-old travel team disbanded. One of the options for him was to play for the town team, where he can do some pitching, but will face weak competition until All Stars begins. The other option was to try out for the 13-year-old travel team. He decided to try out for the 13-year-old team, and he did great, going head to head with 20 other kids who are older than him. The coach called after the tryout and said he could see why my son excelled on his 12-year-old travel team.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN STAFF | February 15, 2004
One of the greatest human achievements of the 20th century is the gift of longer life. Americans are living 30 years longer than they did in the early 1900s, and this century is projected to be the first in which the old will outnumber the young. By the time the entire baby-boom generation reaches retirement age, doubling the number of senior citizens to 70 million, the country's demographics will mirror Florida's today. The era of old age is here: Demographers estimate that half of all human beings who ever lived beyond the age of 65 in the history of this planet are alive right now. As life spans stretch to new lengths, more Americans are spending an entire third of their lives as senior citizens.
NEWS
By Melvin Maddocks | September 8, 1999
AUBURNDALE, MASS. -- Like most 70-somethings, I can't pick up a magazine or tune into a talk show without encountering somebody much younger telling me what a great time of life I've arrived at. In fact, all the wild enthusiasm about the joys of being "mature" is really aimed at baby boomers, who live in terror of ending up, heaven forbid, like their parents. Do they honestly believe that you're only as old as you think you are? Are they really convinced they can remain "forever young" if they think positively, jog and eat tons of broccoli?
NEWS
December 16, 1998
JUST TWO WEEKS ago, he appeared the picture of health when he testified before the House Judiciary Committee. Monday, A. Leon Higginbotham died at the age of 70 after a series of strokes.When he retired in 1993, Higginbotham was chief judge of the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. He was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, for his contributions to his profession and country, including his landmark multivolume work, Race and the American Legal Process.
BUSINESS
By Julius Westheimer | November 25, 1998
Why should you start investing early? "Albert Einstein called compound interest the greatest invention of mankind, and the younger you start, the better," says Investor's Business Daily. "If you start investing $4,000 annually (the maximum contribution for married couples) in a Roth IRA at age 30, you'll have $1.2 million by age 65, assuming a 10 percent return. If you wait till age 40, that nest egg shrinks to $436,727. And you can withdraw that money tax-free in retirement!"Want to buy Internet stocks without picking individual issues, many of which appear overpriced?
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By Paul West and Paul West,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 19, 1996
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Like Bob Dole, 72-year-old Thomas J. Asaif saw infantry duty in World War II and calls himself a conservative.The retired electronics engineer would love to vote for a veteran for president but says there's no way he'll support Dole."
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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN STAFF | March 30, 1999
ST. MICHAELS -- Here's a state law somebody's mother must have thought up: Imbibers in Garrett County are not allowed to run up a bar tab.Here's another one: In Frederick County, forget about snagging beer from a drive-through window. State law says no.Hiding from the spouse while indulging in Charles County? Careful. Taverns down south must have at least one clear window -- unobstructed from street view. The law says so.The number of laws covering liquor consumption and sales in Maryland is, well, staggering.
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