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.
May 26, 2010 |
Seun Olubodun 28, of Northern Liberties Hipster meets old school (as in 1600s) in a line of ultra-soft apparel. www.duke-winston.com Seun Olubodun was never into fashion. In fact, he was kind of a slob. But when he started working at a Web design company in Old City after graduating from Temple University, Olubodun noticed that most of the people around him were pretty spiffy. "I would walk around and notice men's fashion and I realized I didn't dress well," he said.
May 24, 2010
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (3 p.m., NBC10) - Jon Hamm; Natasha Bedingfield performs. The Oprah Winfrey Show (4 p.m., 6ABC) - Julia Roberts. How I Met Your Mother (8 p.m., CBS3) - Robin is offered her dream job. Chuck (8 p.m., NBC10) - Chuck's father scrambles to save his son as the Ring closes in on Operation Bartowski. 24 (8 p.m., Fox29) - Time is running out for Jack Bauer in the two-hour series finale. Rules of Engagement (8:30 p.m., CBS3)
May 24, 2010
8 p.m. Channel 3 Robin (Cobie Smulders, left; Neil Patrick Harris, right) gets offered her dream job, while Marshall and Lily (Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan) try to decide if they are ready to have a baby.
July 26, 2009 |
On the day she graduated from law school in the spring of 2008, as the great ship of the global economy began to list and take on water, it would have been easy for Lindi von Mutius to throw up her hands in despair. True, she soon managed to land a job in Philadelphia with a small real estate law firm. But the firm's finances quickly went south, lawyers began to jump ship, and paychecks started to bounce. Recruiters, as recruiters often are, were cheery and buoyant and promised the moon, but time after time the jobs and engagements they promised evaporated as the big law firms cut back.
June 9, 2009 |
With a dream job at Bryn Mawr Hospital, hopes of a wedding, and a slew of gold medals from the Special Olympics, Dawn Mozino could not have been happier. Born with a learning disability, Dawn was proving at age 23 that she could take care of herself. At just 4-foot-10 and 100 pounds, she was a scrappy athlete who loved competing in track. And she and her boyfriend were happily planning a future together. "She loved her job. She had her own bank account, her own phone. Dawn was in a place where, if she said she wanted to move out into her own apartment, she was ready," said her mother, Diane Mozino, who lived with her two daughters in Wayne.
April 2, 2009 |
John Calipari thought he'd pop up on Kentucky's radar 2 years ago when the Wildcats were looking for Tubby Smith's replacement and Calipari was coming off a 33-win season at Memphis. He spent a week constantly asking his wife Ellen whether Kentucky's number had finally popped up on the caller ID. "I called my wife every day for 6 days. Did they call? Did they call?" Calipari said. "Then I kind of figured out: They're not calling. " Two years and 2 days later, Calipari's phone finally rang.
March 30, 2009 |
The smile on Ryann Richardson's face was as bright as the gems on her tiara yesterday - just hours after she was crowned Miss Philadelphia. Richardson, 19, a sophomore at Philadelphia University, was still basking in the glow of winning a scholarship and the honor of going on to compete in the Miss Pennsylvania pageant. "It's not easy to describe the feeling of a Miss Philadelphia crown being placed on your head," said the jubilant Richardson, who said she hoped to make it all the way to the Miss America pageant.
February 9, 2009 |
Mark Gale was already in love with aviation in 1982 when he trained as a customer service agent for Altair Airlines at Philadelphia International Airport. But a few weeks into the job, Altair went belly-up. Gale knew what he wanted, though, and enrolled at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla. In the mid-1980s, Gale was back at the Philadelphia airport working as a college intern. He returned permanently in 1989. He has been a deputy aviation director since 2000, with responsibility for everything from operations, security, safety and maintenance to information technology, engineering design and construction, emergency plans, snow removal and grounds at Philadelphia International and Northeast Philadelphia Airport.