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Updated Apr 24, 2013 - 1:22 pm

Final Word: Obama on daughters getting tattoos

The president is showing his parenting chops.

Along with the First Lady, in an interview with NBC, he spoke about talking to his daughters about tattoos.

Now, few parents would ENCOURAGE their kids to get a tattoo, but telling your kids they aren't cool and expecting them to listen? You're dreaming.

Instead, the president said he told the girls that if they DO get a tattoo, he and Michelle will get one too.

The very same one.

That's funny. Maybe tongue-in-cheek, but a great way to tell your kids something without truly having to lay down the law.

We got lucky in our house. We had a babysitter when our daughter was a pre-teenager. She had a tattoo on her shoulder. She was also a very tall, very beautiful, very cool girl that our daughter looked up to.

When she was planning her wedding, she went through a very obvious, painful and expensive removal process, because she didn't want her tattoo to show above her wedding dress. She talked a lot about how awful it was. My daughter watched it and I didn't have to say a thing.

Mission accomplished.

Man arrested on ricin-related charges released

So last week, a Mississippi man was arrested for allegedly sending the ricin-tainted letters to the president and a senator.

The story didn't get as much attention as it would have of course, because of the Boston story. But Wednesday, we now know the man has been cleared and the FBI is looking into another man in the case.

Paul Kevin Curtis, an Elvis impersonator, is now free and another man, Everett Dutchke, is under investigation. That was fast.

I wonder what Paul Kevin Curtis wants in return?

'People' on Gwyneth Paltrow

Is "People" magazine bending over backwards to be nice to Gwyneth by naming her their most beautiful for 2013?


But coming from where I sit, at 42, it's nice that the most beautiful winner is nearly my age, has kids, and gets where she is in some degree by following an absolutely amazing diet. That's encouraging.

About the Author

Years with the company: Just started with Bonneville, but have worked for and with KTAR AM and FM since 1991.

Career: I always knew my career would be touched by news. I started as a news intern in 1991 and eventually reported news and sports, and anchored newscasts at KTAR when it was an AM, news/talk/sports station. I went to work at the Attorney General's Office in 1995, as a spokesperson for the 300 attorneys there, and for Attorney General Grant Woods. I returned as a part-time host and host of Arizona's Morning News Saturday in 2001.

Education: I escaped Catholic school early when the nuns wanted me to skip the second grade. I found my independent voice at a private grade school in Painesville, Ohio, then called Phillips Elementary. The teachers there encouraged us to ask questions and challenge the status quo. They took us on mind-opening trips and never once treated us like children. I am grateful for those years! I left Ohio in 1988 to attend Arizona State University because I knew I wanted to live in the West. I majored in Journalism and interned at KTAR in the newsroom my senior year.

Family: I am the last of nine children and my parents were undoubtedly looking at retiring when I was born. I was raised early on mostly by my five wonderful sisters. I have so many first cousins that I haven't yet met most of them.

Favorite movie: Caddyshack and anything by John Hughes.

#1 sports team: NL Diamondbacks. AL Cleveland Indians. Gotta love a team whose mascot is named Chief Wahoo.

Outside interests: Working out, cooking, traveling and reading a great book.


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