As the years go by, I recognize fewer and fewer names in that birthday list that appears in most daily newspapers, rife as it is with rockers, rappers and suchlike. On yesterday's peaceful Sunday in the "Tampa Morning Bugle" I did recognize the name of our own Ben Stein, and I extended to him best birthday wishes.
Another familiar name yesterday morning was Bucky Dent, who celebrated his 61st. As the "Bugle" is a family publication, Dent's middle name, or at least the one he is known by in New England, was not used. And a good thing. I haven't checked the "Boston Globe" yet.