Clark Howard is a leading consumer advocate and host of "The Clark Howard Show." American business is riding a euphoric high, but with good times come the bad, specifically unscrupulous souls who prey upon unwitting consumers and are looking for an opening to bilk, swindle or entrap. Howard knows who they are and what they can do to honest, hard-working citizens.
This Friday, the 64th annual South Shore Frolics will kick off in Bay View. The Frolics, put on by the Bay View Lions Club, is a true local treasure. If you've never attended, do yourself a favor and check the event out this weekend.
I'm one of those dinosaurs who still reads newspapers. I actually have four delivered to my home daily. In addition, as someone who works for a media company that shares a corporate identity with a daily newspaper, I have a vested interest in seeing newspapers succeed (or at least in seeing one local newspaper succeed).
Friday evening, my wife and I were having dinner with a friend in the bar area of one of our favorite restaurants. In between courses, we found ourselves glued to the television screen watching the ultimate capture of the second Boston Marathon bomber.
Earlier this week, I was extremely critical of the truly bizarre and extremely unfortunate decision by local television reporter Angelica Duria to do a promotional "Happy Dance" in the vicinity of a house fire where three small children lost their lives.
If crazy Keith Olbermann was still in a position to issue his "Worst Person in the World" awards, today would be a toss up between Channel 6 reporter Angelica Duria and her boss, WITI president and general manager Chuck Steinmetz.