Better early or late?

April 15, 2009 12:36:47 PM PDT
I'm not much of a procrastinator, and by "not much" I mean not at all. My motto is: Why do something today when I could have done it yesterday?

I hate being late. Maybe it's all these years working every day on deadline.

All of which is a long-winded way of saying I simply don't understand folks who put things off.

Like taxes.

A friend of mine called me today saying he was rushing to his accountant's office so he could finish his taxes.

We were going to meet this morning, and he said his tax deadline obviously took precedent.

I was pleasant over the phone. But sheesh - we've known it's going to be April 15 for a while now.

I know my friend isn't alone; lots of folks are now pulling out their hair and rushing to finish the taxes that many of us filed weeks ago.

Guess that's what makes the world go 'round, all of our differences in style. You can click here to vote on 7online.com to tell us if you are an early bird or a procrastinator.

We'll have the latest on the last-minute tax rush, as well as the bigger question of what the government is doing with our tax money, tonight at 11.

Also at 11, it's finally over - the long build-up to the installation of the most important position in the U.S. Catholic Church. Archbishop Timothy Dolan is now the official head of 2.5 million Catholics in the New York area - the second biggest Catholic constituency in the country.

Dolan's affable personality has certainly made headlines and helped him leave a positive first impression. But make no mistake, the new Archbishop is a religious conservative - cut from the same political cloth as the man who appointed him, Pope Benedict.

Dolan has a great reputation as a fundraiser and as a recruiter of new priests during his stint as Archbishop in Milwaukee. And the New York Archdiocese could definitely use more money and more priests.

We'll have coverage of today's ceremonies and of the implications for local Catholics -- and the rest of New Yorkers - tonight at 11.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast, and Scott Clark with the night's sports. I hope you can join Liz Cho and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER


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