Springfield's Career Men And WomenBy Melissa Scardaville Posted: Oct 10, 2003
Ed Bauer, M.D.
After returning from medical school in 1966, Ed wanted to be top doc at Cedars. A few years later, those plans took a nosedive when alcoholism led to his suspension from the hospital. From that point on, Ed's life became a cycle of getting on and falling off the wagon. History repeated itself in the 1980s when he was let go from Cedars because of his drinking. He was later reinstated. Not just a place of business, Cedars factored into Ed's love life -- most of his relationships were somehow tied to the hospital: Leslie Jackson, the daughter of the then-chief of staff; Janet Mason, secretary to Dr. Paul Fletcher; nurse Rita Stapleton; Ed's patient, Holly; Doctors Claire Ramsey and Eve Guthrie; nurse Lillian Raines; and Maureen Reardon, hospital administrator. Ed now runs a free medical clinic, although he can be seen taking cases at Cedars.Buzz Cooper, Diner Owner
After immigrating to America, Buzz's father opened Wheels and Meals diner, but Buzz didn't assume control of the place until he returned from the dead and Vietnam in 1993. A place of employment for various family members, including Nadine, the diner also became a town hangout. Buzz briefly renamed it "Buzz and Reva's Place" after they married in 1996 -- "brief" being the operative word. Although Buzz managed to save the diner from a fire in 1995, he wasn't so lucky in 1999 -- the building went up in smoke after his granddaughter, Susan, accidentally set it ablaze. With his newfound winnings from the British lottery, Buzz pulled up his bootstraps and bought another popular restaurant, Company.
Holly Lindsey-Reade, WSPR Owner
WSPR was a hotbed of activity for Holly back in the 1990s, due in part to Roger's inability to leave her alone. Holly, who had gained broadcast experience during her time in Europe, bought the television station, and she and her partner (in and out of the office) Ross ran it, beginning in 1990. Unable to deal with Roger's interference, Holly sold the station to Jenna in 1993 and embarked on another career at The Journal. Holly now has WSPR back in her possession.
Ross Marler, Esq.
Ross came to town in 1979 as an ambitious lawyer out to make a name for himself. He did just that when he defended Roger after Holly's charges of marital rape came to trial. In the early '80s, Ross was named district attorney, but later lost that position because Roger had sabotaged Marler's campaign. A little more mellow, Ross persevered, became D.A. again a few more times during the '90s and took part in some pretty explosive trials, like Annie's. The new millennium brought a midlife crisis and an ill-fated job as a law professor, but Ross is still on hand to give legal advice to friends and family.