September 1, 2008 |
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.
July 28, 2005 |
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.
March 2, 1995 |
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.
December 28, 2015 |
If fame is measured in name recognition, then Lew Blum must be considered one of Philadelphia's biggest celebrities. Not the most popular, mind you. He is not liked, not even a little, judging by the torrent of vitriol heaped on him in online Yelp reviews. "The lowest of the low," is one of the nicer comments you'll find there. But it's a name guaranteed to evoke a nod of recognition, and no small shiver of fear, by anyone who parks on the streets of Philadelphia. The name "Lew Blum" can be seen in large, blue capital letters on the 36-by-36-inch signs that hang by the thousands in parking lots, on garage doors, and near driveways and loading docks, from Plymouth Meeting to the Delaware state line, giving fair warning that UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED.
September 15, 1998 |
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.
June 24, 1987 |
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.
March 30, 2015 |
When Haverford College president Dan Weiss begins his new job at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City this summer, he won't be able to see his favorite work of art. Known informally as the "Baker Dancer," the small, bronze statue, dating to ancient Greece, is on loan to the British Museum. Not to be deterred, Weiss took a visitor last week to the gift shop to see a replica of the statue, which takes its name from its donor, Walter C. Baker. Her figure is ample, her face is wrapped in a veil she draws close to her face.
February 27, 2012 |
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...
December 8, 2000 |
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.
October 24, 1998 |
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.