Day 2: Indianapolis to Columbia

It’s so hot! But had a great day visiting old friends. First, met Axton Betz in Greenup, Illinois. She’s a child ID theft researcher (and a victim herself). Met her in Omaha two years ago. Now, she’s doing great and teaching at Eastern Illinois.

Then, I got to Columbia to my old stomping grounds — I earned a master’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri in 1996. I met Kate Akers there, and we are still close. Her daughter Mara wasn’t too sure about Rusty at first — ok, she spent a little time on the kitchen counter when he first went scurrying around the house, but they became fast friends. Even after Rusty stole her stuffed animals.

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BOB SULLIVAN is a veteran journalist and the author of four books, including the 2008 New York Times Best-Seller, Gotcha Capitalism, and the 2010 New York Times Best Seller, Stop Getting Ripped Off! His latest, The Plateau Effect, was published in 2013, and as a paperback, called Getting Unstuck in 2014. He has won the Society of Professional Journalists prestigious Public Service award, a Peabody award, and The Consumer Federation of America Betty Furness award, and been given Consumer Action’s Consumer Excellence Award.

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