June 12, 1993 |
Alex Wasilewski, computer buff, thought he had a dream job selling at the Egghead Software store in Deptford, N.J. But less than four weeks after he began his job, Egghead fired him - because, Wasilewski charges, he had helped expose a previous employer's discriminatory practices. In a suit filed against Egghead on Thursday in Camden federal court, Wasilewski said his firing stemmed from his role in a federal complaint against Holiday Spa health clubs for allegedly discriminating against African Americans seeking memberships.
June 11, 1996 |
It took 19 years for Johnny Davis to flirt with the possibility of fulfilling his dream: becoming a head coach in the National Basketball Association. Yesterday, his dream became reality. After weeks of speculation, and a couple of days of hiding, the 76ers finally introduced the man they predict "will take us into our new era," naming Davis their sixth coach in the last 11 years at a Spectrum news conference. He had been offered the job and accepted it on Saturday. "My goal is simple," Davis said.
July 4, 2005 |
Barbara Pisanick, a paralegal for 40 years, looks forward to an inspiring transition when she retires - starting a dream job. Pisanick, 58, dreamed for years of being an elementary school teacher, but as a single mother who didn't finish college, she couldn't do it. Now, she is getting her degree part-time at Temple, and hopes to begin teaching when she is certified, around age 62. "Some friends think I'm crazy," said Pisanick, a Bucks County...
December 16, 2007 |
Just about everyone in Atlanta - Falcons executives, players, fans and the local media - continues to savage Bobby Petrino, and rightfully so, for leaving the flailing franchise 13 games into his first season to go yell "wooo-pig-sooie" in Arkansas. Fine. Petrino was gutless in promising to be the Falcons coach one day, then abandoning the franchise the next. But let's not forget about two other men who deserve the blame for the Petrino fiasco - Falcons owner Arthur Blank and team president Rich McKay.
August 4, 2010
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Ad guru Paul Arden was your sign mate. His advice applies to you: "If you get stuck, draw with a different pen. Change your tools, it may free your thinking. " TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You need a starting point. Anything will do. Take someone else's idea and respond to it. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Some will be unclear about how things work. You see the system and figure out quickly how to make it run in your favor. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You can make your group great.
September 19, 2001 |
It was not a textbook victory, but one the Colorado Rockies will take. Todd Helton and Jeff Cirillo opened the bottom of the ninth inning with back-to-back homers, giving the Rockies a 10-9 victory over visiting Arizona last night. The Rockies committed four errors and erased deficits of 6-0 and 9-6 for an unlikely victory over the first-place Diamondbacks, who had 20-game winner Curt Schilling on the mound as they entered the night two games ahead of San Francisco in the NL West.
March 27, 2001 |
He wasn't limping. In fact, Allen Iverson appeared to be healthy and ready to go, just as he had said he would be, for last night's game. But unlike on previous game nights, when Iverson may have made himself ready because he thought his teammates desperately needed him, he did not feel that way this time - even as the 76ers were trying to end their losing streak at five games. "It was tough," said Iverson, talking about watching his team struggle while he was sidelined with a hip pointer.
January 24, 1997 |
It's beginning to look more and more like arrivederci for one of Philadelphia's top pols. U.S. Rep. Tom Foglietta, the dean of the city's congressional delegation, reportedly has emerged as the front-runner for his dream job, ambassador to Italy, and could be packing his bags for Rome as early as spring. Foglietta, the consummate South Philly politician, is aggressively campaigning for the job - even though he started a new two-year term just 18 days ago - and has received a major boost with an endorsement from the Order Sons of Italy.
August 13, 2010
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Unless life pushes you beyond a normal daily experience, it is not likely to feel very fulfilling. Challenge and change are necessary components of joy. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll be even more curious than usual about other belief systems. By studying other systems, you further develop your own. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You laugh at those who suggest that you should let your heart defy logic. These days, your heart and will lead the more reasonable side of you around without any trouble at all. CANCER (June 22-July 22)
April 21, 2003
Dear Son, It's hard to believe that your junior year at Penn is almost over; in just one year, that $148,000 diploma you've worked so hard for will finally be yours. Hey Day is Friday and even though it's a revered university tradition of many decades, your Dad and I are worried. We know that you and your classmates can't wait to sashay across campus in those bright red shirts - biting holes out of Styrofoam hats and swinging bamboo canes - before Dr. Judith Rodin gives you her benediction at College Hall, pronouncing you seniors.