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Here's a blog post I write a while back about athletic scholarships, relevant again in light of the Northwestern students forming a union.
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This morning, I was looking up some articles about hedge funds in Fortune Magazine's archives, and I had to use microfilm. Microfilm! The magazine's web archives only go through the 1980s, and EBSCO's only through the 1970s. (That's an electronic database available through larger libraries.)

I had forgotten how to use a microfilm reader and had to have a librarian show me.

One of the articles I wanted was an April, 1966 interview with Alfred Winslow Jones, considered to be the inventor of the hedge fund. It was the first article that really explained the concept to the wide world.

Here's what struck me, though. Poor Warren Buffett's name was misspelled even back then: "Stayman, whose wealth comes primarily from a woolen business, also has money in the two other big hedge funds, City Associates and Fairfield Partners, and in Buffet (sic) Partnership, Ltd., a $45 million Omaha operation that uses hedge principles to some extent but that has mainly, and very successfully, concentrated on long-term investment."

Buffett did have a private fund that eventually was liquidated and converted into the shares of a publicly traded textile manufacturer that he controlled, Berkshire Hathaway. And even though he is now a household name, no one can spell his name!

It's the same for romance author Danielle Steel. Everyone wants to add an extra e to Steel. Why, I don't know.

Logue is misspelled all the time. When I was younger, it bothered me, but now I'm resigned to the fact that last names are hard and people don't misspell names to be jerks. It probably helps that I've misspelled names more than I'd like to admit. However, I think that if you reach the household-name status of a Warren Buffett or a Danielle Steel, proper spelling should go with the territory.

And magazine fact-checkers should pick up on that, and they should have back in 1966.
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This may be the understatement of the year with respect to Chicago mail service. The Chicago Public Schools high school application guide says this: "If you are using a paper application, do not wait until the last day to mail your applicatios – you never know what might happen to delay the mail. Late applications will not be processed."

We know well what might happen. It might get left in the carrier's garage, or be delivered to an address 10 miles south of the CPS office on Clark Street, or thrown away. Chicagoans don't need to imagine.
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Yay! I knew that, of course. But it's still worth a cheer.
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No way someone is getting me to do video blogs. I get cranky enough talking on the phone...
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This is interesting, about the economic impact of the Chicago marathon. I'm interested in the economics of sports. The economic benefits are almost always overstated, but they are real. I'd love to see more discussion about the real numbers rather than the fandom. And, as a Chicagoan, I am mighty glad that we didn't get the 2016 Olympics here. If the benefits of an Olympics are so great, why did Montreal have to pay for it for 30 years? Why is Greece teetering on bankruptcy.

Anyway, read the link; it's a good one.
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  • freelance writer
    1998 - present
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    lecturer, 2001 - present
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I am known variously as Ann Catherine, Ann, Annie, AC, Ms. Logue, Professor Logue, Aunt Annie, Mrs. Lantz, and Mom. I don't care, as long as you are being nice.
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Author of four books in Wiley's For Dummies series, among other things.
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  • Northwestern University
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