20Treasures from Italy
During an unforgettable trip to Italy, our consumer
reporter soaked in the wonders of the region—
and the care and quality that go into the making
of Costco’s Kirkland Signature Italian foods.
BY PAT VOLCHOK
A taste of Italy
Hand-picked recipes from Pat Volchok.
Appreciating fine Italian wines
David Andrew teases the geographical palate.
Helping the successful succeed
Bob Rosner talks with executive coach Marshall
Goldsmith about the behavior of leaders.
News about Discover America book signings.
Heart health tips
Join us in observing American Heart Month with
these healthy tips.
Marc Saltzman on mobile-office essentials..
28 Life unleashed
In the touching Marley & Me: Life
and Love with the World’s Worst Dog,
Taxing author John Grogan chronicles the
49 Pen or plastic?
Has the whole world converted to
the credit card? Writing checks is
still a signature payment method.
BY MARK E. STRODER
49 That’s the ticket!
Entertainment Ticketing offers
great prices and seats for
Broadway shows and other
BY MARK E. STRODER
45 Member Services Update
46 What’s New at Costco
67 Specialty Services
67 Special Events
15 Tax talk
unforgettable life—and death—
of one family’s best friend.
BY GLORIA BLAKELY
Did you know that you can put your
kids on the payroll and reduce the
taxable income of your small business? These and other savvy tips
can save you money at tax time.
BY HOWARD SCOTT
31 Book Beat supplement
Former librarian and bookworm
extraordinaire Nancy Pearl shares
how she developed book lust;
plus, the bear facts on Michigan’s
favorite children’s publisher.
17 For your office
BY STEPHANIE E. PONDER
Electronic time clocks can save
employers time and money; the right
shredder can be a powerful tool to
help prevent identity theft.
39 Head of its class
BY TIM TALEVICH AND
27 Life is like a box of these
If Kärcher can make a pressure
washer with the power to clean the
faces on Mount Rushmore, imagine
how well it can clean your driveway!
BY WILL FIFIELD
A love of confection sweetened IBM
executive Jerry Swain on the idea of
becoming the creator of Jer’s
BY HEIDI VISSER
Many Alaskan cruise lines now offer
exciting land excursions—including dog
sledding and helicopter glacier tours.
BY T. FOSTER JONES
MEMBER SERVICE: 1-800-774-2678
By Ginnie Roeglin and
David W. Fuller
Letters from our readers
9 Fresh Views
Brain food for the entrepreneur
11 Consumer Connection
By David Horowitz
Should oil companies pay a
windfall profits tax?
25 Creative Cooking
The art of the leftover.
68 Member Connection
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