January 16, 2015 |
In a courtroom exchange worthy of prime-time TV, a Bucks County prosecutor on Wednesday pummeled Don Tollefson with questions about why his charity paid for his home's lawn care, a trip to the dentist, and his dogs' grooming. The former sportscaster, on trial for fraud, gave an explanation for every expense and at one point accused prosecutor Matt Weintraub of rolling his eyes at the answers. Tollefson contended that he was reimbursing himself after using his personal bank account to cover costs for his Winning Ways charity, which helps poor children.
July 16, 2012 |
Working from home sounds like a great idea. But is it? Home- and mobile-office life may have advantages, but perhaps not for everyone. See if it could work for you. Pick the right occupation. This 2009 report from the U.S. Department of Labor said 12 percent of all workers were working at home on an average day. The percentage rose to 20 percent for occupations in computer and mathematical sciences, 34 percent for the self-employed, and a whopping 55 percent for occupations in the arts, design, entertainment, sports and media.
November 5, 1999 |
Home offices have been springing up in every room of the house - even sharing the living room, as families increasingly find togetherness around the computer. Now, with the advent of the affordable PC, there's even more of a push to find accommodations for the technology. "The $500-and-under-PC this Christmas will open up the market like never before for less-affluent people who haven't bought one," said Ray Allegrezza, editor of SoHo Today, the small-office/home-office furniture journal.
October 18, 1996 |
The chairwoman of the township's Planning Board denied yesterday that she violated ethical standards by working out of her home while the board revised a municipal ordinance regulating home offices. With Township Committee elections less than three weeks away, the local governing body is asking a state agency to determine whether Nancy Myers, a Democratic candidate for one of two open committee seats, should be penalized. Two Republican committee members and a Cinnaminson resident say they believe there is a conflict of interest.
November 11, 1994 |
It just snaps together?" I asked the salesman, pointing at the floor model of a simple plastic desk, just big enough to hold a computer and keyboard, a cup of coffee, a sweet roll, some note paper and a telephone - the tools of my trade. "Right," the salesman said. "Just snap it together or unsnap it to take it apart. " "It doesn't have bolts, screws or anything like that?" "Oh, no, it's real easy the way they make these things nowadays. Sell lots of them. " Real easy.
July 28, 2013 |
D. Scott Kelley, 72, of Bryn Mawr, a lawyer who managed the trusts and estates of clients as a sole practitioner for nearly 50 years, died Saturday, July 13, of heart disease at Penn Presbyterian Hospital. From 1976 on, Mr. Kelley worked from a home office. He enjoyed researching the fine points of the law and developing ongoing relationships with his clients. "Mr. Kelley greatly assisted our family when our parents became unable to care for themselves. My brother and I owe Mr. Kelley much gratitude for all he did during those very difficult years.
June 12, 2013
D EAR ABBY: My partner of 12 years and I are well-educated, successful career men. Every few months my mom comes to visit. The last few visits were not so great. We caught Mom snooping in our bedroom and our home office. When we confronted her, she got upset and stormed out of the room in tears. We recently had some renovations done to the house that included locks on our bedroom and office doors. When neither of us is home, the doors stay locked. Nothing was said about it during Mom's last visit, but last week we received a note from her telling us not to come for our usual summer visit.
April 29, 2012 |
The e-mail arrived in the late afternoon of March 30. The subject line read: INVITATION. It looked like spam and I was about to delete it, but something caught my eye in the preview window. A seal of some sort. The White House. Like any registered voter, I receive e-mails all the time from Barack, Michelle, Joe, and Jill. This was different. I wasn't being asked to donate or host a gathering in my home. I was invited to their home, for a signing of the JOBS Act. I reacted in a manner consistent with the maturity and grace I have cultivated in my 43 years of life.
January 26, 2013 |
Sometimes, when guests step inside the Washington Square condominium of Gail Caskey Winkler and her husband, Roger Moss, there's a classic double-take moment. Past the typical 1960s architecture in the building's public spaces, a sudden sense of grandeur grabs you - all the way from antiquity forward. In the vestibule, a classic black-and-white patterned floor of marble and granite, rests a first-century B.C. amphora, a carrying vessel that looks its age. But on a wall nearby is an unmistakably modern steel sculpture.
September 11, 2012 |
When did fact checking get so sexy? I arrived home the other night to catch Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert going on about the rising class of sharpshooters who aim to separate substance from spin. The factcheckstapo, Colbert called them, as he dismissed those who balked at a few things Paul Ryan told the GOP convention in Tampa. Stewart, for his part, accused the entire Fourth Estate of falling down on the essential job. "When did fact checking and journalism go their separate ways?"