February 29, 2012 |
NEW YORK - The person who collected Ryan Braun's urine sample that tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone said he followed the collection program's protocol. Dino Laurenzi Jr. issued a statement Tuesday confirming he handled the sample submitted after a playoff game on Oct. 1. He said he has been a collector for Comprehensive Drug Testing since 2005 and has taken more than 600 samples for Major League Baseball's drug-testing program. "At no point did I tamper in any way with the samples," Laurenzi said.
September 19, 2011 |
LEMONT, Ill. - Justin Rose chipped in for birdie on the 17th hole and hung on to win the BMW Championship on Sunday. Rose closed with an even-par 71 at Cog Hill for a 2-shot victory and is headed to the Tour Championship with a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup prize. But it wasn't that easy. He watched a 5-shot lead shrink to 1 shot over John Senden until the birdie chip gave him a cushion. PGA Cup SAN MARTIN, Calif. - Mark Sheftic, a teaching pro from Merion Golf Club, defeated John Wells of England, 1-up, to help the United States retain the PGA Cup at San Martin, Calif., by a final score of 171/2-81/2 over Great Britain and Ireland.
May 13, 2011
What: FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Where: Dover International Speedway; Dover, Del. When: Sunday, 1 p.m. TV: FOX, 12:30 p.m. Radio: WNPV (1440-AM)/Sirius Satellite Ch. 90 Track layout: 1-mile oval Distance: 400 laps/400 miles Qualifying: Saturday, 12:10 p.m. 2010 winner: Kyle Busch 2010 polesitter: Martin Truex Jr.
March 18, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Signs that the U.S. economy is improving helped investors put aside fears over Japan's nuclear crisis Thursday, if only temporarily. It was the first gain in the market after three days of losses. Stocks rose broadly. All of the 10 groups rose in the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the basis for most U.S. mutual funds. Twenty-six of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones industrial average rose, led by a 3.2 percent increase in Hewlett-Packard Co. All 30 fell the day before.
March 10, 2011
I'm perfectly willing to have a debate about the wisdom of privatizing Pennsylvania liquor sales (although I do believe it's part of the continuing assault on public-sector unions) - but can we at least make it an honest debate ("Why keep State Stores," Sunday)? I'd like to see what kind of profits FedEx and UPS would be bringing in if they were required to deliver, without payment, to every address in every state, every piece of self-promoting bloviation that our elected officials decided to inflict upon us. Or every piece of junk mail business solicitation we are privileged to receive.
August 13, 2010
FedEx Corp. subsidiary FedEx SmartPost notified Pennsylvania labor officials this week that 106 regular employees and 56 temp workers would be affected when it relocates operations from a Pottstown facility to Breinigsville, Pa., near Allentown. The 106 regular workers are being offered jobs at the new facility, about 50 miles from the Pottstown location, the company told the state labor department's dislocated worker unit. The transfers will be complete by about Oct. 10, the company said.
April 21, 2010 |
The slow return of air traffic over Europe isn't just helping stranded transatlantic passengers. It's also easing another, less-obvious disruption: the movement of air cargo into and out of a continent shadowed for nearly a week by a cloud of ash from the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallaj?kull volcano. "When you plan for contingencies, volcanic eruptions aren't high on the list," UPS spokesman Mark Dickens said Tuesday. "We're doing the best we can. " UPS and Federal Express said Tuesday that they had finally begun getting some flights through their major European hubs - UPS's in Cologne, Germany, and FedEx's in Paris.
January 9, 2010 |
In an apparently ill-conceived caper, several men briefly hijacked a FedEx van yesterday afternoon and tried to navigate it through rush-hour traffic in Center City before abandoning the easily recognizable vehicle and fleeing. The plan - if there was a plan - did not include an accomplice who could drive a manual transmission, police said. At least two assailants, one with a firearm, seized the van around 4 p.m. at 16th and Pine Streets and attempted to drive it before forcing one of two FedEx employees to operate the stick shift for them, police said.
August 23, 2009 |
I don't want to talk about Michael Vick anymore. But I do want to talk about my hero Ken. Ken was a FedEx driver in Western Pennsylvania who decided he wanted a dog. So he went to Airedale Rescue and Adoption of the Delaware Valley, an organization run by two extremely dedicated women who rescue and care for Airedale terriers. When the dogs are ready, they place them in loving homes. Ricky had been a stud dog in a Philadelphia puppy mill and had lived in a cage all his life.
March 26, 2009 |
Larry Summers, President Obama's chief economic advisor, recently described an "excess of fear" sweeping over the country. He was echoing Franklin D. Roosevelt's famous declaration "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. " Summers and Roosevelt were, of course, talking about the fear gripping the nation amid economic distress. But a similar fear has surrounded the country's efforts to reform health care.