February 17, 2005 |
It's hard to have much sympathy for the so-called "twixters" or "boomerang kids" who have been in the news a lot lately. They are those well-educated young adults in their 20s who are living at home because they're broke or underemployed. David Morrison, president of Twentysomething Inc., a Philadelphia-based marketing firm, offered some insight in a Jan. 24 cover story in Time magazine - that's right, a cover story. "Most of [the 20-somethings'] needs are taken care of by Mom and Dad, so their income is largely discretionary," he said.
June 1, 2006
POLITICS in our nation's capital is corrupt, no matter what party one belongs to. Surprise, surprise. Scandals involving money and gifts in politics showed a bipartisan tilt this past week, as two Democrats found themselves ensnared in what can only be described as bribery. First, Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana, who was under investigation for a while for taking money in exchange for use of his influence, got stung last week when an FBI report was released on its investigation of him. The report detailed that Jefferson had been caught on video accepting a 30 percent stake in a Nigerian company, in return for his political influence.
January 18, 2013 |
NEW HEAD coach Chip Kelly has already had an effect on the Eagles. According to Daily News oddsmaker Vegas Vic, the Birds' odds to win the Super Bowl improved slightly after the Eagles announced the hiring. Vic said that before the hire, various Sin City betting establishments had the Eagles at anywhere between 40-1 to 30-1 to win the big game. Now, their odds are around 25-1. Hat's off to Chip A new coach in town means a new look, too. Andy Reid had his walrus-like mustache and all-black attire.
April 7, 2011 |
Whatever trick Mayor Nutter used to hang on to Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey - be it sweet talk, a personal call from the Cardinal or simply cold, hard cash - the effort will more than pay off in political cache. With a lifeless re-election campaign under way, Nutter hasn't exactly been basking in the political spotlight lately. But yesterday Nutter was being credited with a major win for hanging on to the popular police chief, one of several high-profile outsiders he hired when he became mayor.
January 26, 2012 |
MARIE GALLAGHER, who as its principal helped save Little Flower High School from closure in the early 1990s, hopes she can replicate her magic and protect her alma mater, St. Hubert's Catholic High School for Girls, from shuttering. Back in 1991, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia held public meetings to hear appeals of closure decisions, including Little Flower's, Gallagher said Thursday. The genders donate differently to charities, said Gallagher, a 1965 graduate of the school who now serves as president of its advisory board.
January 27, 2012 |
MARIE GALLAGHER, who as its principal helped save Little Flower High School from closure in the early 1990s, hopes she can replicate her magic and protect her alma mater, St. Hubert's Catholic High School for Girls, from shuttering. Back in 1991, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia held public meetings to hear appeals of closure decisions, including Little Flower's, Gallagher said yesterday. The genders donate differently to charities, said Gallagher, a 1965 graduate of St. Hubert's who now serves as president of its advisory board.
July 26, 1997 |
Welcome America's calendar of events - a free festival of parades, concerts, fireworks and shows - provided enough to satisfy everyone. It also reminds us of what is available in Philadelphia throughout the year. If you look at things in proper perspective, why go anywhere? For years, I traveled the globe on business assignments, with limited sleep, airline food, and plenty of hassle, thinking that this was high adventure. It's amazing how many people say, "I love to travel because it's so much fun. " If you say that, and you don't have a stretch limo to place you at the steps of a private jet, you are the victim of a worldwide conspiracy.
September 26, 1990 |
City Finance Director Betsy C. Reveal says state and local political leaders must make significant progress on the city's financial problems within the next two weeks to avoid a critical cash shortage in early December. In a report made public yesterday, Reveal drew a more urgent picture of Philadelphia's financial plight than Mayor Goode and other officials, who have suggested that state action can be delayed until after the November election without forcing the city into insolvency.
June 25, 1993
The Pennsylvania Convention Center - more than a decade in the making at a cost of a half-billion dollars and with the hopes of many Philadelphians riding on its success - officially opens this weekend. We think we hear the sound of champagne corks popping all over town. And we wouldn't blame anyone for feeling a little giddy, possibly even staging an 11-day extravaganza immodestly titled "Welcome America" to commemorate the event with a series of open houses, picnics, parades and fancy-dress events starting today and running through July 5. It's going to be the biggest continuous celebration in the city's history.
March 7, 1995 |
A Tattle first: We've got something on Abe Lincoln. Well, a Lincoln penny, at least. In fact, the editors at USA Today deemed this tidbit worthy enough to make it their top story yesterday. Seems that the U.S. Mint right here in Philadelphia might have put a few hundred thousand bad pennies into circulation. Each of the 1995 pennies could be worth a couple of hundred bucks, depending on final rarity figures. What's wrong with the Lincoln cents? Apparently one of the dies used to strike the pennies was faulty, resulting in what looks like a blurry "double strike.