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.
March 16, 2016 |
The students at Pennypack House School wrestled one recent morning with the witches of Macbeth and the indignities of the Jim Crow era, prompting one teen to ask history teacher Steven DiGiovanni, "What was lynching again?" Then it was time for lunch, so the student body - 46 boys, ages 14 through 17 - formed two lines as they waited to be led to the dining area one floor below. Each boy, dressed in a dark green jumpsuit and an identification bracelet, was thoroughly patted down.
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.
October 30, 2012 |
A SCHOOL POLICE officer who was fired by then-Superintendent Arlene Ackerman for pummeling a Frankford High School football player in 2009 is working again for the district. Officer Aaron Branson was manning metal detectors at the entrance to Horace Furness High School in South Philadelphia on Friday. He was unavailable for comment, the principal, Daniel Peou, told the Daily News . Branson got his job back through an arbitration proceeding "subject to certain personnel conditions . . . [that the district]
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.