June 11, 2013
DEAR HARRY: My wife and I have been pretty frugal all our lives. Neither of us ever earned much money, so we had to watch our pennies. I am now 69 and my wife is 68. She retired last year as a result of an injury. I intend to keep working until the end of the line. This is partly out of financial necessity. I have a 401(k) plan that has accumulated to about $250,000. As long as I am working, we won't have to eat into it. However, there is an IRS requirement for a minimum withdrawal in the year I turn 70 1/2. Is there some way I can defer payment without penalty?
September 5, 2012 |
IT WAS Friday the 13th, this past April, when 28 decks of playing cards left a manufacturing plant in Kansas City allegedly carrying a simple, fateful flaw. That minute mistake in Missouri grew into a giant mess more than 1,000 miles away at the Golden Nugget, one of Atlantic City's newest casinos. The saga includes almost a million bucks in uncashed casino chips, accusations of racism and allegations that patrons were held against their will by some clandestine security force. At one point, one of the patrons was allegedly put in a headlock at a noodle bar and dragged away.
November 2, 2010 |
Rest easy, Eagles fans. Your local football team is doing just fine. Jason Peters vs. Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney next Sunday? No worries there. "He's a Pro Bowl guy, I'm a Pro Bowl guy," Peters said. "You're going to see two Pro Bowlers going at it Sunday. " Dimitri Patterson starting at cornerback in place of Ellis Hobbs, who may have an injury besides windburn? No sweat. "I feel like I can cover anybody," Patterson said. Sitting at 4-3 and going into the meat of their schedule?
August 12, 2010
8 p.m. Channel 29 Lady Luck sidelined some promising dancers with injuries. Now in the season finale, the dancers still standing will find out who's the best of the best.
December 1, 2003 |
Lady Luck and the Eagles first made eye contact six weeks ago at Giants Stadium. Now they are a happily married couple on a seven-week honeymoon that just might last through the first day of February in Houston. Sure, the first-place Eagles are good. They proved that again yesterday with a 25-16 victory over the Carolina Panthers at Ericsson Stadium. They improved to 9-3 and extended their winning streak to seven games - the longest for an Eagles squad since 1980, when coach Dick Vermeil's team won eight in a row on its way to the franchise's one and only trip to the Super Bowl.
January 30, 1999 |
Some guys dream about girls. Some guys chase girls. Some guys lose their focus because of girls. Not Marlon Belfon. He learned from girls. Drew strength from girls. Vowed to try to copy girls. Belfon, a 6-2, 200-pound senior forward, is one of the leaders - from the standpoint of inspiration and performance - on the ever-intriguing boys' basketball team at West Catholic High. Like all of West's students, Belfon was beaming last March when the Burrmaids captured their first Catholic League championship since 1977.
December 14, 1995 |
Coach Speedy Morris figures it must have been the Blessed Mother looking out for her earthly children. His La Salle Explorers point to another, less divine woman: Lady Luck. Whoever or whatever saved La Salle in its 64-62 win at American last night certainly was taxed in doing so. La Salle missed six of its 10 free throws in the last 2 minutes, 34 seconds. That included point guard Shawn Smith's miss of the front end of a one-and-one. The Explorers almost blew the nine-point lead they had earned with 4:24 to play.
December 24, 1993 |
All season long, the Eagles have cursed Lady Luck, called her all kinds of unprintable names, blamed her for much of their miserable and unfulfilling season. Now, though, with two games remaining and the ultimate shot in the dark at the playoffs, they want to make nice. They would like her help. Lots of it. They would like her to strike down not one, but three Central Division teams, and pull the San Francisco 49ers down to earth before the season-ender on Jan. 3. Most immediately, they want her to continue plaguing the New Orleans Saints who, like the Eagles, once seemed to have her undying love.
November 2, 1993 |
It is precisely 3:15 on a Wednesday afternoon in Atlanta. The phone rings just once in the Occidental Grand Hotel suite and the caller from Philadelphia is immediately put on the line with Richard Chamberlain. The Henry Higgins of the latest Broadway-bound edition of the 1956 Alan Jay Lerner-Frederick Loewe musical "My Fair Lady," which tomorrow opens a 2-week run at the Merriam, of course has been expecting the call. Wednesday is his designated day for telephone interviews with media down the line on this humongous and crisis-ridden national tour.
March 2, 1992 |
After winning the PIAA District 1 intermediate gymnastics championship, Pennsbury set its sights on the state championships. Coach Jim St. Clair felt the Falcons had a good shot at it, but lady luck wasn't listening. A streak of bad luck in the form of four falls on the beam and an injury to Jaime Vassallo forced the Falcons to settle for second place behind defending champion Red Land of District 3 at Shippensburg University's Heiges Fieldhouse. Red Land outscored Pennsbury, 128.95-125.