March 16, 2016 |
LEGENDARY Daily News personal-finance columnist and radio talk-show host Harry S. Gross, 92, died of heart failure Sunday at his home in Rydal. Mr. Gross was a trailblazer in local media, providing financial advice to consumers. In 1978, he started a call-in radio program that ran for more than 20 years on Philadelphia radio stations WCAU and WWDB. He wrote his personal-finance column for the Daily News from 1981 until his retirement late last year. Among his mantras were "Live beneath your means," and "If it sounds too good to be true, it is too good to be true.
March 1, 2016
THE DAILY NEWS pet of the week is Eevee, a Chihuahua mix who is 6-10 years old, at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Eevee is independent and likes her space, but she also likes her people. She gets along with other dogs and cats. Eevee would be best for homes with no children, and she walks nicely on a leash. Do you want to adopt Eevee? Then contact PAWS at email@example.com or 215-298-9680, ext. 16. prior to visiting the shelter. Please provide her tag number A30608658 when inquiring.
February 23, 2016
Since July 29, the families of Yvette Gonzalez, Felipe Hernandez, and Sabrina Rhoads have had to endure "a new normal" thàt no family should ever endure. The three young friends were killed in a horrific Northeast Philadelphia car crash last summer that also severely injured a fourth pal, Bogdan Arutyunov. For Erin Gonzalez, the new normal is about starting each day with the crushing knowledge that her funny and generous daughter, Yvette, will never make her laugh again. Some mornings, she can barely get out of bed. For Jo-Jo Hernandez, it means figuring out who she is without the big smile and bigger hugs of her son Felipe.
February 17, 2016
Question: Is this an important trade deadline for the Sixers? Bob Cooney When you've gone 45-172 and have just hired Jerry Colangelo as chairman of basketball operations, every draft, every expedition into free agency and every trade possibility is of utmost importance. But that doesn't necessarily include Thursday's trade deadline. Unless Colangelo and Sam Hinkie are able to pull off some kind of steal that lands them a player who can help in the future and not cost many of the assets Hinkie has accumulated, it is highly unlikely that any move will be of significance.
February 9, 2016
THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Cruize, a 4-year-old black Labrador retriever mix at the Pennsylvania SPCA. Cruize is playful and exuberant. He gets along with people and with other dogs, but could benefit from some training. His high energy level makes him best-suited for a home with no small children. For information about Cruize, call the PSPCA at 215-426-6300; stop by the shelter on Erie Avenue near B Street, North Philadelphia, or visit pspca.org.
February 7, 2016
Old hands and newbies will find everything they need to know for Bruce Springsteen's Feb. 12 concert at the Wells Fargo Center in this Friday's Daily News and the Inquirer Weekend section.
February 5, 2016 |
SAN FRANCISCO - When I read the email from my boss asking me to do a column on my top Super Bowl memories, I let out a loud groan that scared the hell out of my dogs and caused them to do that tilted-head thing dogs like to do. I'm not particularly good at reflection, at least when it comes to the Super Bowl. I have total recall regarding my daughters' athletic careers and the keg parties I attended in college. But the biggest game in the sport I cover for a living? Most of them all run together.
February 5, 2016 |
Our main pro football guys like the Panthers to win the last game: Les Bowen Carolina has been the best team in the NFL all season, and has shown the ability to play at Denver's level defensively while being much more productive on offense. I think Cam Newton will have to lose this game in order for the Broncos to win it. I'll admit that a week ago, I had the Panthers by a couple touchdowns; I still think New England was the best AFC team and would be playing in this game had Bill Belichick taken field goals instead of going for it on fourth down twice in the title game.