March 19, 2014 |
NOW THAT the NFL has reached a settlement due to head injuries, perhaps the league should have its own head examined. According to the Hollywood Reporter , the NFL has been pursuing Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. in arbitration following her flipping the bird during her performance with Madonna during the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show. M.I.A. wasn't paid for her halftime show, the NFL custom, but the league still has spent two years seeking $1.5 million from her for allegedly breaching her performance contract and tarnishing the NFL's reputation.
August 7, 2013
A TELEVISION reporter who was fired for some things she posted on her personal blog could have used advice from Robert L. Deitz. So could a law-school graduate who sent an email to prospective employers to which he attached a picture of himself wearing a T-shirt showing off his beefy biceps. He thought the photo would help him get a job. It hasn't yet. It did however generate a lot of conversation on whether his strategy was crazy or clever. "Beware of everything you do on the Internet," Deitz writes in a self-published book, Congratulations - You Just Got Hired: Don't Screw It Up , which is this month's Color of Money Book Club selection.
March 22, 2013
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Let your natural state overtake you. If your body feels relaxed and comfortable and free, there's nothing more you need to do for physical health now. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You may feel the warmth of love inside you, though that is useless to the object of your affection unless you also express the feeling with your actions. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Today brings lessons about enjoying the ordinary. Errands are a chance to connect with the people in your neighborhood.
March 15, 2013 |
THE NHL MAP is finally in order with Detroit and Columbus heading east, and Winnipeg moving west. "We're thrilled, absolutely thrilled," Blue Jackets executive John Davidson said on a conference call Thursday, shortly after the realignment plan was approved in a vote by the league's board of governors. "We tend to use the [term] common sense around here. This seems to make a lot of common sense. " The new format goes into effect next season, and will feature two eight-team divisions in the Eastern Conference, including the Red Wings and Blue Jackets.
February 22, 2013
DEAR ABBY: I'm a 43-year-old single mom with three young boys. I am also a veteran and getting ready to go back to school. I have been dating a gentleman for two months now, and we get along great. He's three years older than I am and good with my kids and family. I like him a lot, and we seem to have a LOT in common - more than most. I really want him to kiss me, but I don't want to seem pushy. He's a real gentleman. We have gone from hugs to holding hands while sitting on the couch watching television.
February 14, 2013 |
SCHOOL DISTRICT Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. said Tuesday that he plans to release revisions to the district's controversial school-closure proposal "sometime next week" before the Feb. 21 School Reform Commission meeting. Hite said the changes are in response to his contact with the public. "We have heard about quality programs, travel time and supporting students with special needs," Hite said during a hearing with City Council's Education Committee. "We have listened and are continuing to listen.
February 10, 2013 |
For 70 spellbinding minutes Thursday night at the Annenberg Center, the English dance troupe Motionhouse defied gravity - and common sense - in a multimedia spectacle that was joyous, tender, frenetic, disturbing, funny, and absolutely thrilling. Much-traveled Motionhouse is on its first U.S. tour, celebrating its 25th anniversary with Scattered , created by artistic director and cofounder Kevin Finnan. This series of loosely interrelated scenes focuses on the theme of water and its various states: ice, snow, rain, steam.
January 16, 2013
RE: ABDUCTION of kindergarten child. In watching the case of Na'illa Robinson, I am surprised that nobody in that school asked this lady to show her face to make sure she was the girl's mother. As a retired correctional officer in the prison system, I know that if you want to visit an inmate, you must show your face or you will not be let in to visit. This rule should be made in the school system. Gregory Betancourt Philadelphia I think it's time to restrict Muslim garb to the mosque.
January 2, 2013
By Harold I. Gullan In that most of my New Year's resolutions, from losing weight to gaining liquidity, have proven as fruitless as yours, it seems more realistic to inflict my gratuitous desires on everyone else, starting with entities of sufficient size to make a difference. Here are three: For the next Congress: Abolish midterm elections. The founders had their reasons, but not all of them still make sense. Yes, it's hard to amend the Constitution, but you could pass a bipartisan (!
December 31, 2012
AS A FORMER law-enforcement officer, homeland security inspector and intelligence analyst for both federal and municipal jurisdictions (and a law-abiding registered voter), I have written to my elected officials to plead for their support in common-sense solutions to recent rising trends in violent crime, to include tragedies such as the mass-murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. As a citizen with a specific skill set in crime suppression, I believe in the inalienable right to self-defense, and am aware of the statistical disparities between crimes committed by legal, responsible gun owners and those who succumb to criminality or are afflicted with a mental-health disorder.