The Press: How to Retire

At 6 a.m. the alarm clock went off, rousing the bedroom's two occupants: William Fife Knowland. a retired politician, and Alice, a Saint Bernard who at 165 lbs. weighs just 60 less than her dieting master. After showering, shaving and dressing. Bill Knowland went downstairs for coffee with Paul Manolis, 32, his assistant, who lives a mile away. Then the two men set out on the fourmile. 55-minute walk from the Knowland home in suburban Piedmont to downtown Oakland, Calif., where former U.S. Senate Republican Leader Bill Knowland now makes a living as...

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