May 31, 2007 |
WHAT THE @$&^$^#$ are anger management classes? It seems like almost every day we're hearing about some notable, including our very own local heiress Susan Tabas Tepper, being assigned to them. Judges across the U.S. are mandating them instead of jail time. So - what are they? Well, for one, they're an unregulated, unevaluated, non-standardized but thriving industry. Did your hot-dog cart go belly up? Start an anger-management program and market the @^$@^%$ out of it. Get downsized from Enron/Tyco/WorldCom?
November 11, 1999 |
Pacing in front of the chalkboard, Margie Bates watched the clock, waiting for her students to finish their 20-question quiz. Pencils in hand, they scribbled on pink work sheets, giggling and comparing answers. The students - area parents attending a workshop at Garrettford Elementary School yesterday on stress and anger management - had just completed a quiz to determine their stress levels. Test results showed that they were very high. The event was the second in a series of workshops aimed at easing the bumps along the parenthood route.
December 7, 2004 |
Before Indiana Pacers forward Ron Artest went crashing into the stands, touching off an ugly chair-tossing brawl and a vociferous national debate, he spent time in a program designed to prevent just such an eruption: Anger management. Today, a few short years after it simmered to prominence, anger-management training has become widely accepted and zealously applied, embraced by Fortune 500 companies selling anything from produce to propane and federal-government agencies supervising anyone from probationers to postal workers.
April 27, 2004 |
One of the more interesting signs of our times is the rise of interest in "anger-management" seminars, training regimens, and theories. The assumption behind anger management is apparently thus: What makes you angry is your fault. You can control your emotions, so learn to ignore things that might otherwise cause you indignation or righteous wrath. It's all in your head: Think goodness when badness surrounds you. Smile, get your teeth capped, talk in corporate clich?s, and, when all else fails, warble "Singing in the Rain.
May 8, 1990 |
Anthony "Wazoo" Hughes passed a course in "anger management" at Rahway State Prison in New Jersey, but it didn't help him keep his cool when he was confronted by a welcher in his alleged drug operation on Oct. 16, 1988. Hughes blew up at John Gooden, 31, and pumped five bullets into him in the hallway of Gooden's apartment building on Christian Street near 15th, Assistant District Attorney Charles Ehrlich said. Ehrlich said Gooden had been selling crack cocaine for Hughes and Hughes believed he was holding back $200 owed for drug sales.
June 30, 2002 |
On the first day of class, a roll of toilet paper helps break the ice. For each square the parents take, they must share one intimate detail about themselves. Instead of Bingo, the group plays Drugo. The game card offers clues regarding various controlled substances, and the players try to guess the drug, alcohol or tobacco of choice. A free program starting in July for Paulsboro parents and children puts some lighthearted twists on touchy topics. Counselors from Services to Overcome Drug Abuse Among Teenagers will take over Paulsboro High School's parenting center for an hour on Thursdays through August.
June 1, 2005 |
A West Chester career criminal reinforced his need for an anger management course yesterday in Chester County Court. After an outburst in front of an unreceptive judge, Frederick T. Ray III decided to forgo his pending jury trial and plead guilty to attempted burglary, terroristic threats, possessing an instrument of crime, and simple assault. Ray opted for a plea bargain negotiated by Assistant District Attorney Michelle E. Frei and his attorney, Assistant Public Defender Francesca A. Iacovangelo, that will send him to prison for five to 10 years, followed by two years of probation.
September 3, 1999 |
Students here won't be greeted by police officers or metal detectors when classes start Thursday. But the district has designed a system - including bomb-threat drills and the teaching of anger management in health class - to make sure students stay safe, Assistant Superintendent Marie Louis said. While the concept of emergency planning is not new, she said, the schools in the past provided only fragmented material that often was confusing to authorities. Now a 33-page emergency plan outlines procedures that the district's 10 schools must follow to prepare for emergencies.
October 20, 2000 |
Raymond, 15, won two awards for essays he wrote in school. His foster mother says that one of them was about a little girl who was picked on by other children. In the story, Raymond says people should be kind. That's what he strives to be and would like in his future. In his own words, "I want a family who's nice and kind. " This young man has neglect in his background, and he is receiving therapy for issues involving self-esteem and anger management. The people who know him best say he's usually cheerful, shy and easygoing.
November 15, 2012 |
B EN ROETHLISBERGER'S sprained right shoulder is just the start of his problems. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback said Wednesday he also dislocated a rib while getting sacked in the third quarter of Monday night's win against Kansas City. Roethlisberger sprained the SC joint in his shoulder on the play but says the rib issue is a bigger concern. Roethlisberger said doctors are concerned the rib could cut into his aorta. He has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens.