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.
March 29, 2012 |
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.
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...
January 8, 2012 |
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.
August 23, 2011 |
She sounds a little like Snooki, J-Woww, and the Situation, and, like several Jersey Shore party animals, she lives in Staten Island, but Laura Flynn-Amato occupies a different reality. The animals that come into her life are wretched and helpless, but at least not drunk. She plucks them from their misery, and, with lots of assistance, some from Philadelphia-area people, gives them new life. Flynn-Amato's the title character in a warmhearted documentary whose homey style (everyone's called only by first name)
July 14, 2011
Kenny Woods needs a job. He's a high school graduate (Lansdowne's Penn Wood High, Class of 2006) with experience in the janitorial (he worked for a janitorial company) and food fields (McDonald's grill cook, Fresh Grocer hot-foods server). He's handy with electrical wiring and likes to work on cars. Best of all, he's not a murderer! "I like to help people," the 22-year-old West Philly father of two said. His dream job: To be a hip-hop entertainer. Woods writes music and lyrics, can sing and rap freestyle and has made two CDs. But reality being reality, he'll take whatever job he can get. He's hoping to land work involving car repair or electrical wiring.
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)
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.
July 27, 2010
Nickname: Whit. Age: 42. Neighborhood: North Philly. Job: Photographer. Education: Bachelor's degree from DeVry Institute of Technology. Back in the day: "I was a corporate guy for 11 years. " If his life were a reality TV show, it would be called: "In Search of a Big Butt and a Smile. " Claim to fame: Being a beauty, fashion and music photographer. Gives back by: "Teaching young people photography. " Dream job: "Shooting Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista.
July 22, 2010
Age: 26. Neighborhood: Center City. Job: Producer, "The Preston and Steve Show" on WMMR (93.3-FM). If her life were a reality TV show, it would be called: "It's Always Happy Hour in Philadelphia. " Nominated by: "Don't know, but I love them!" (Actually, it was Mark Maggi of McFadden's and Daily News columnist Dan Gross.) Kids: "Nope. " Giving back: "My radio show hosts a five-day on-air food drive around the holidays, and a blood drive in the spring. I also help out where I can at various charity events around the city.