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Essay: Impressions of the Martha Stewart Trial

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Courtroom or Classroom, Wall Street or Sesame Street?  

By Randee Mia Berman

Special to WestportNow.com

A frigid February day.  40 Centre Street. Home of the Martha Stewart obstruction of justiceӔ trial. As I approached the foreboding Federal Courthouse building, I flash back. I’m dressed all in pink, from my suede hat to my silk scarf and chenille gloves, just as Id been over a decade ago, entering the conference room of the Martha Stewart Living offices in the Time-Life Building.  Special Reports

Okay, it’s Spring and Time for the Car Wash, Baby

By Fran

WestportNow Consumer Correspondent
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While you were asleep early today, spring arrived, believe it or not. westportwashwax260.jpg
Westport Wash & Wax at 791 Post Road East frequently turns over the days proceeds to WestportҒs Interfaith Housing Association. WestportNow.com photo

And even though there’s still some slush, mud, salt and sand on the road, you can get into the season by making your roadster spic and span.

You could do it yourself, of course, but for those Westporters who prefer their soap and suds to come down from on high, here’s the lowdown on what it will cost.

Basic cost of combined interior/exterior car wash:

Westport Wash & Wax 14.99
Splash $15.50
Sparkling Clean $20
Freds Car Wash $24.99 (Exterior only $7.99)
Majestic European Detailing $25

And here is what they charge for the full service:

(Extent of actual service varies by location.) 

Majestic European Detailing $90
Sparkling Clean $125
FredҒs Car Wash $130
Splash $130
Westport Wash & Wax $139 (sedan price)

The Other Female Westport CEO on a National Magazine Cover This Week

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Westport’s Ann Fudge is BusinessWeek’s cover story this week. BusinessWeek photo
Which female Westport CEO is on the cover of a national magazine this week? If you guessed Martha Stewart, you’d be right but thanks to Ann Fudge, it’s not the only correct answer.

BusinessWeek features Fudge in a cover story that states: “Ann Fudge’s two-year break from work changed her life. Will those lessons help her fix Young & Rubicam?”

In May, 2003, the 52-year-old Fudge was named chairman and CEO of what is now called Young & Rubicam Brands, as well as Y&R, its flagship ad agency. (See WestportNow May 13, 2003).

It was a news-making appointment ֖ she became the first black woman to head a large ad agency and the first appointed with a marketing background but no Madison Avenue experience.

And she did it after an almost two-year hiatus from the business world.

“In February, 2001, Ann Fudge did something that has become achingly common among high-powered career women. She quit,” reported BusinessWeek.

Miami Cool, Not

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Westporter Vanessa Galan is just back from spring break in Florida and woke up to a six-inch plus snowfall today. She quickly got to work and decided to share her creation with WestportNow readers. In case you can’t make it out, the sign says “Welcome to Miami!!” Vanessa, 19, is a sophomore at Wheaton College in Massachusetts. Thanks for sharing, Vanessa!  (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE) Vanessa Galan for WestportNow.com

Westport Property Transfers March 7-14, 2004

Property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period March 7-14, 2004:

Norton M. and Rosalind Luger to Stone Ridge Builders LLC, 9 Riverfield Drive, $400,000.WN property.jpg

J. Brooks and Joyce Colburn to M & R Development LLC, 54 Maple Ave. South, $830,000.

MBMVest LLC to Frank J. and Arlene L. Avellanet, Lyons Plains Road, $97,500.

Tracey A. O’Connell to 190 Wilton Road Holdings LLC, 190 Wilton Road, $485,000.