With president and CEO Gary Hirshberg at
the helm, yogurt-maker Stonyfield Farm
has become a beacon of green—environ-
mentally and financially—adhering to
Earth-friendly practices and making lots
of moo-lah in the process.
BY T. FOSTER JONES
By Ginnie Roeglin and David W. Fuller
Letters from our readers
9 Fresh Views
Brain food for the entrepreneur
11 Financial Connection
By Suze Orman
13 Consumer Connection
By David Horowitz
Should girls and boys be taught
in separate classrooms?
20 For your health
Separating fact from fiction about
vitamin E supplements
23 Creative Cooking
Fall meals; plus, the versatile
variety of apples
35 Book previews
Fall is a time for introspection
38 Travel Connection
Disney’s “Year of a Million Dreams”
72 Member Connection
Odds and ends from Costco members
27 Thinking outside the bread box
Small appliances make our daily
lives easier, but they can be even
more useful when multipurposed.
BY JENNIFER HEYNS
31 Book Buyer’s Pick
Alice Greenway captures the experience of a child living in Hong Kong in
her first novel, White Ghost Girls.
BY DIANA JORDAN
33 A picture is worth
a thousand ... dollars?
Don’t toss those children’s books just
because Junior is grown up. They
could be worth a mint to collectors.
BY HOPE KATZ GIBBS
63 Michelin men
Michelin and Costco have teamed up
to provide the highest level of training
to Tire Center employees.
BY WILL FIFIELD
63 From sacks to schools
Former football great Alan Page now
devotes much of his energy to helping
kids succeed in school.
BY BILL URLEVICH
65 Shaken, not stirred
Neat or on the rocks, Kirkland Signature™
Vodka—made to exacting standards
under the direction of a master distiller—
is a smooth taste sensation.
BY ANNETTE ALVAREZ-PETERS
59 Beefed-up biz delivery
Costco.com’s online business delivery
service offers traditional and upscale
business necessities across the country.
BY DAVID WIGHT
61 Member Services: NOVA
Costco’s Merchant Credit-Card
Processing Program can help
members offer their customers the
option of paying by card.
BY WILL FIFIELD
66 What’s New
70 Specialty Services/Special Events
71 Member Services Update
COVER PHOTO: BOB O’CONNOR
ONLINE EDITION BONUS MATERIAL
40 Buying Smart: Domestics
Costco’s sheets, towels, comforters,
toppers, blankets and throws will
have you snugly wrapped in quality
BY PAT VOLCHOK
More letters from readers.
Consultant Michael Stone gets constructive
with construction contractors, from the archives.
More Buying Smart
Check this laundry list for care tips on
your favorite linens.
News in the publishing world, book signings
and book giveaways.
Author Brad Meltzer fields questions
about his newest novel, The Book of
Fate, followed by an excerpt.
The fifth anniversary of
9/11 is observed in
Aftermath, a numbing
photograhic record of
“Ground Zero” by Joel