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September 1, 2008 | By Inquirer staff writer Keith Pompey
Council Rock North coach Wendell Beres is still beaming over his new job. He replaced James Barry, who moved on to William Tennent. Beres had been an assistant at Central Bucks West and Delaware Valley College. Now he's coaching a state championship contender. The Indians, two seasons removed from winning the PIAA Class AAA state championship, return eight starters from a team that underachieved last season, going 13-7-2. "If this team can stay disciplined, works hard and sticks together, the sky is the limit," said Beres, a North Catholic graduate.
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July 28, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
A month of drama for Larry Brown ended with him landing his "dream job. " At an age, 64, when many are pondering retirement, the former 76ers coach moved ahead into yet another chapter of his itinerant coaching career yesterday when his agent, Joe Glass, finalized a contract with the New York Knicks. Brown will be introduced today as the 22nd coach in Knicks' history. Brown's agent worked out the final details of contract language with team executives. Less than 10 days after his divorce from the Pistons was finalized, Brown will be trading down in talent but up in salary and sentiment.
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March 2, 1995 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
Howie Landa's dream lasted seven games. During his outstanding tenure as the Mercer County (N.J.) Community College basketball coach, Landa kept hoping he would get the opportunity to coach in either Division I or the NBA. Winning 75 percent of his games and two national junior college titles in 20 years at Mercer didn't bring in the offers Landa hoped to receive. In 1988, he joined Jerry Tarkanian's staff at Nevada-Las Vegas as a part- time assistant coach. For the next four seasons Landa, a former Central High and Lebanon Valley College star, assisted with the UNLV women's team.
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September 15, 1998 | by Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
Lugretta "Marsha" Bond-Ashby, a former healthcare supervisor who recently began a new job in her dream career in the financial world, died of heart failure on Friday. She was 33 and had lived in West Oak Lane for four years. Bond-Ashby began working as a junior mortgage processor at Universal Lending in Bensalem several weeks ago. "She said it was a step up from what she was doing," said Alva Edwards, a sister. "This was the job that was supposed to change her life . . . She told me, 'Now, I'm off to a new start.
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June 24, 1987 | By Kitty Dumas, Inquirer Staff Writer
In 1976, when John J. Minnite graduated from Paulsboro High School at age 17, he had one ambition - to work for Mobil Oil Corp. in nearby Greenwich Township. Like so many Paulsboro youths of the time, Minnite believed that his dreams lay in the shadow of the oil tanks. At Mobil, he said, there was opportunity, and he believed that was where he belonged. For as far back as he could remember, his father, John B. Minnite, had worked for the company, operating machines that filled heavy barrels with oil. His mother's father, Dominic Salvatore, had worked at Mobil for about 25 years before his death, and his paternal grandfather, John F. Minnite, had worked for the company for five years.
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February 27, 2012 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: My boyfriend and I have been dating for four years, two long-distance. For the past year, we'd had an agreement that he would move to my city when his temporary contract with his dream company was up. Contract ran out, he got an OK job offer in my town, was offered a job by dream company, and he took the dream job. I don't know what to do: stay with him because we love each other, knowing it means another year of distance and...
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December 8, 2000 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Michael "Pup" Turner capped an interview by naming all the members of his family who are Germantown Academy graduates, going way, way back to his great-grandfather, Percival. He hung up the phone feeling great. . . Oops. Forgot something. Something very important. "Sorry about calling you right back," Turner said, laughing. "But I'm trying to save my marriage. " Turner had neglected to mention that his wife, the former Meredith Rizzo, is also a GA grad. For now, she's also the busiest and most successful coach in the house.
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October 24, 1998 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
While Davey Johnson wasn't the first choice to manage the Los Angeles Dodgers, club officials were unanimous yesterday in saying that he was the best man for the job. As for Johnson, he was just happy to accept the position succeeding Glenn Hoffman, and he said he believed the Dodgers could rebound from their mediocre 1998 season to contend for the next year's World Series title. "This is undoubtedly the greatest moment in my life in baseball," he said at a Dodger Stadium news conference.
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September 24, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jimmy Rollins submerged his body in a hot tub Sunday morning to prepare for the Phillies' 155th game. His teammates were instructed to appear in the clubhouse. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. escorted Ryne Sandberg into the room and introduced him as the franchise's 52d manager. His players said, "I see you," to repeat a Sandberg refrain used for compliments. "I was kind of upset," Rollins said. "He pulled me out of the hot tub for that. It wasn't news to me. " The shortstop smiled.
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May 6, 2013 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
When her husband left for Afghanistan in August, Heather Garay-Yoder, 25, started running to release the stress of his being away and at war. She had dreamed about running long distances, reading about how amazing people felt during and after races. Running also was something her husband, Chief Warrant Officer and helicopter pilot Jarett Yoder, 26, could do as well. Heather started running a mile, then a 5K, then five miles. Jarett set goals for her, new times to reach. Running was something they could do together, a world apart.
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February 4, 2013 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. Folks, why are we slaving in industries that adjusted for the economy and downsized, slashed jobs, and reduced salaries and benefits? We could be working in city government, which appears to be doing none of those things. Consider political operative and habitual ethics violator John McDaniel. Until last week, when his busy hands got slapped again, McDaniel made $87,125 as an assistant managing director in the Nutter administration. And what a life he had. In January of last year, after working on Nutter's reelection campaign, McDaniel landed a dream job at the airport training unpaid workers to assist travelers.
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December 21, 2012 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from an online discussion. Question: I love my job. It's the closest thing I can imagine to a dream job, in a highly selective industry where positions exist in only a few cities in the country. My husband does not particularly love his job, although, as he'll fully allow, it pays well, has a great mission, and involves nice coworkers. He just feels he has outgrown it. I support this in theory, but whenever he forwards me listings for new positions, they almost always involve huge pay cuts and locations where I have no hope of finding work in my field.
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December 19, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple athletic director Bill Bradshaw is learning that Matt Rhule is a pretty popular coach. "It was impressive to see - not just current players, former players - but on campus, people from housing, people from admissions, people in [academic] departments who were pulling for him," said Bradshaw, who introduced Rhule Monday as the Owls' new coach. "I would walk around and kind of half-kiddingly say, 'Who should we hire?' . . . I can't tell you how many times Matt's name came up. " As an Owls assistant in 2010, Rhule interviewed for the job when Al Golden left for Miami.
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December 7, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
No head coach, no problem. For the Temple football team, it's business as usual after Steve Addazio resigned Tuesday to accept the head coaching job at Boston College. Players are still participating in morning workouts. And the assistant coaches, who are under contract until January, are on the road recruiting. Temple offered scholarships to Kingsway High School junior running back Ray Lawry Jr. and West Deptford junior running back/fullback Gerald Owens on Thursday. "They were recruiting my son when the head coach [Addazio]
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September 29, 2012
In an expected move, the Twins on Friday released outfielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka after two rough seasons. What happened next, however, was totally unexpected, at least in this cynical age. Accepting blame for his failures at the plate and on defense, Nishioka did the honorable thing: He waived his right to his $3 million salary for next season and a $250,000 buyout. He refused the money because he was disappointed in the way he has performed in his two seasons in the States, the ballplayer said in a statement.
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March 29, 2012 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
A horse named Herbie drew Bill Hansen's milk wagon through the early morning streets of Jersey City. "Herbie knew the route by heart," says Hansen, a Westmont resident who delivers construction-permit applications - by car - for a Cherry Hill plumbing company. He's worked there full time for 30 years. He even works on birthdays, including his 95th, which was Tuesday. "I've been blessed," says Hansen, a father of two, grandfather of six, and great-grandfather of seven.
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February 27, 2012 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: My boyfriend and I have been dating for four years, two long-distance. For the past year, we'd had an agreement that he would move to my city when his temporary contract with his dream company was up. Contract ran out, he got an OK job offer in my town, was offered a job by dream company, and he took the dream job. I don't know what to do: stay with him because we love each other, knowing it means another year of distance and...
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January 8, 2012 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Adam Aron, 57, treasurer of the Abington High Class of 1972, became co-owner and CEO of the 76ers on Oct. 18. Friday was the home opener. Evan Bayh, former governor and senator from Indiana, arrived early and was about to give his lifelong friend a hug when Aron waved him off. "Hold on. I'm on the phone with Dr. J. " Aron was the host, the celebrity, living a boyhood fantasy, CEO of his hometown team. He was operating on "nine levels of adrenaline," and hadn't slept more than five hours a night in months.
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