About BILL KLAUBER
After a hiatus of half a century, Bill has returned to his first love, newspaper writing.
The author of the bi-weekly column "Ciao!" and numerous news and sports articles, Bill's journalism aspirations were interrupted by a highly successful career in the life insurance business following his service in the Navy. He held progressively more important marketing and executive positions on his way to becoming his company's chief executive officer for 16 years prior to his retirement.
Since that event 10 years ago, Bill has been involved in numerous community and business activities including hosting a series of TV shows for the Insurance Broadcasting System.
Bill's early journalistic experience included sports reporting and broadcasting, writing a weekly sports column, working as a copy boy for a major New York City daily and serving as a correspondent for a leading news service.
Ciao: Loving and mothers are close to synonymous, and not only on Mother’s Day
Published 05/08/2012 at 3:32 p.m.
I guess you would have to live under the proverbial rock or be an awakening Rip Van Winkle not to know that this Sunday is Mother’s Day. It would be hard to miss the myriad of print advertisements, television commercials ...
Ciao: Living through the up and downs of lives through elevating experiences
Published 04/25/2012 at 9:49 a.m.
Of all of our modes of transportation there is probably none that we take more for granted than the elevator. For me it is my most used form of public transportation and least intrusive.
Ciao: Flying high and paying high, too
Published 04/10/2012 at 5:14 p.m.
Strange things seem to be happening in the air these days. It must be the altitude or perhaps a problem with the decompression in the cabins. Whatever it is, it seems to be affecting passengers and crews alike. Oh, I ...
Ciao: More madness in the month of March
Published 03/27/2012 at 1:16 p.m.
A month ago, in my column about March Madness, I cautioned that this year, the month of March would have a hard time matching the furious pace of February for local events and activities.
Ciao: This is my hospital and your hospital, too
Published 03/14/2012 at 10:17 a.m.
“NCH: This Is My Hospital.” A catchy phrase. Yes, at least I think so. And to the staff of 3,900, the 1,200 volunteers, the 650 affiliated physicians and the 33,000 admitted patients each year, it certainly is their hospital, too.
Ciao: March Madness better be good to follow February Frenzy
Published 02/28/2012 at 1:27 p.m.
The old expression about March coming in like a lamb and going out like a lion is not exactly true this year. Rather, it was February that went out like a lion with one roar after another and if March ...
Ciao: Why golf is a four-letter word
Published 02/14/2012 at 4:16 p.m.
Well, it’s that time of year again. The ACE Group Classic is underway and will name its new champion this Sunday, barring a weather complication. Originally called the Aetna Challenge, the tournament was played at the Club Pelican Bay from ...
Ciao: Defending Washington, D.C. and Naples, Fla.
Published 02/01/2012 at 11:12 a.m.
Washington, D.C.: First in war, first in peace and last in the American League. For years that was the moniker given to our nation’s capital in recognition of the futility of both iterations of the old Washington Senators who, from ...
Ciao: Should auld acquaintances not be forgot
Published 01/17/2012 at 3:44 p.m.
Today, Barbara and I will be welcoming “auld acquaintances” who certainly have not been forgotten even though we have not seen each other for many years. In fact, our relationship was such that it would be impossible to forget Lorraine ...
Ciao: Not enough football to go with my New Year’s festivities
Published 01/03/2012 at 4:45 p.m. 1 Comment
How’s the first week of your New Year going? For me, for some reason, it seems a bit different than others. Maybe I celebrated a bit too much on New Year’s Eve. Must have because I awoke on New Year’s ...
Ciao: They seek him here, they seem him there...
Published 07/29/2013 at 2:19 p.m. 1 Comment
While the Scarlet Pimpernel, played so wonderfully by Leslie Howard in the motion picture of that name, did not want to be found, that probably was not the case of the missing Jimmy Hoffa, although many at the time thought ...
Ciao: Man's best friend provides us with so much more than we truly know
Published 06/25/2013 at 11:01 a.m.
Who let the dogs out? Collier County let the dogs out and tomorrow marks the four-week anniversary of what one might call the "Dog Emancipation Act in Collier County."
Ciao: Changing of the seasons
Published 05/28/2013 at 11:59 a.m.
The seasons are changing and for many Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer season regardless of what the calendar may say, which lists June 21 at 1:04 a.m. EST as the advent of the summer solstice.
Ciao: Art is Naples, and not just at Artis—Naples
Published 05/14/2013 at 12:02 p.m.
William Shakespeare wrote in "Romeo and Juliet," "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
Ciao: Artis—Naples will move the Phil into new achievements
Published 04/23/2013 at 11:09 a.m. 3 Comments
Move over Procter and Gamble, Sears and Roebuck and J. C. Penney. All of those companies through the years have been "rebranded" to PG, Sears and JCP, respectively. Closer to home is the renaming of a local cultural icon.
Ciao: Enjoy your ham, turkey or duck and have a Happy Easter!
Published 03/26/2013 at 4:41 p.m. 1 Comment
Easter bonnets and Easter parades aside, to many, Easter marks the beginning of spring, the reawakening, the celebration of life. It is a time for family and friends.
Ciao: Charity begins at home
Published 02/19/2013 at 3:06 p.m.
The Naples Winter Wine Festival is no doubt the premier fundraising event in Naples each year. And 2013 was no exception, even though the amount raised was a little lower than last year.
Ciao: It's all happening right here in Naples
Published 01/18/2013 at 3 a.m.
Yes, its all happening here. However, it was what didnt happen that is making it possible for everything that is happening.
Ciao: An opera perfect day in paradise
Published 12/21/2012 at 3 a.m.
What a gorgeous day it was here in paradise this past Saturday. Perfect for golf, perfect for tennis, perfect for the beach and especially perfect for Christmas shopping.
Ciao: December 7, a date that will life in infamy
Published 12/07/2012 at 3 a.m.
Every December 7, I think of Dec. 7, 1941, and what happened that day, a date that will live in infamy as President Franklin Roosevelt declared in his speech to Congress and the nation the next day.
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