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Dave Marsh, Greil Marcus, and Tony Glover remember Minnesota-born music writer and folk revival pioneer Paul Nelson. Share your thoughts at Culture To Go.
President Bush's most senior aides -- the ones who hold the coveted title of "assistant to the president" -- recently received a $4,200 cost-of-living bump-up in compensation and now earn a top pay rate of $165,200, according to an internal White House list of staff salaries.
According to a recent Lifetime Women's Pulse Poll survey of about 800 women, 47 percent of Gen Y respondents and 43 percent of Baby Boomers would choose a male boss. Thirty-one percent of Gen Yers and 28 percent of Boomers picked women.
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-- 62-year-old guitarist Keith Richards, on the eve of the first concert of the Rolling Stones' European tour, on recovering from the head injury he sustained when he fell out of a tree in Fiji in April