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November 29, 2012 | THE WASHINGTON POST
PLANO, TEXAS - In Zig Ziglar's world, the morning alarm rang on the "opportunity clock. " And "if you aren't on fire" when you get to work, "then your wood is wet. " And you have to remember that "money's not the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen. " And there will be setbacks, but "failure is an event, not a person. " Ziglar, a motivational speaker whose "Success Rallies," "Born to Win" seminars, more than 25 self-help books and countless audiotapes attracted millions of devoted followers with homespun advice on career advancement and moral uplift, died Nov. 28 at a hospital in the Dallas suburb of Plano.
NEWS
November 30, 2012
If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time. Attitude, not aptitude, determines altitude. Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart. There are no traffic jams on the extra mile. Be grateful. Believe. Try. Zig Ziglar said so, over and over and over, and he made a fine living doing it. For more than 40 years he traveled the nation and the world as a motivational speaker, stirring corporate groups with his distinctive blend of sound-bite optimism, country wit, Christian faith, and good-natured nudging for people to see the bright side of life.
SPORTS
April 9, 1997 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
It was a Level 10 meltdown, even on Greg Norman's tragic Stimpmeter. What was supposed to be an overdue coronation turned into just another funeral dirge. The Great White Shark took a six-stroke lead into the final round of last year's Masters. He played like a guppy, shot 78 and finished five behind playing partner Nick Faldo. Again, someone else got fitted for his green jacket at storied Augusta National Golf Club. Even though Norman emerged as a sympathetic figure, the images remain gory.
NEWS
June 30, 1999 | By Brooks Barnes, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Snivel in front of Elaine LaRosa and prepare for annihilation. With the confidence of a drill sergeant, LaRosa will jab a well-manicured finger at your forehead, penetrate your personal space with her eyes, and demand an attitude adjustment - loudly. LaRosa has been slaying self-pity with her brusque style for the last four years as a motivational speaker for the Cradle of Liberty Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Speaking to high school students in Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery County public schools, LaRosa challenges them to improve themselves by using her own story of overcoming adversity as an example.
NEWS
September 8, 1997 | By Heather Moore, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A municipal worker in a part of the state west of here recently received a phone call from an angry citizen who said she was going to commit suicide because of new tax increases. "So you're sitting there, and what are you going to say? 'OK, can you hold, please?' " motivational speaker Bob Perks asked an "I've been there" crowd of about 60 Lower Bucks municipal workers at a seminar at the Middletown Township Building. "We can't control what happens in the public," Perks, 47, said.
NEWS
May 9, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert L. Monette, 63, of Solebury, who overcame daunting physical ailments to become a lawyer, instructor, and motivational speaker, died Sunday, May 3, of cancer at home. Born in Lawrence, Mass., Mr. Monette had spina bifida and other conditions that caused doctors to give him only days to live. But despite numerous operations and long hospital stays, he lived an active, distinguished life. Mr. Monette always gave credit to his parents for encouraging him to live as normally as possible.
NEWS
November 17, 1995 | by Scott Flander, Daily News Staff Writer
For those of you who couldn't make the "Success 1995" seminar at the Convention Center yesterday, here's what you missed: "Today is the best day of your life. " But since that was yesterday, you're just out of luck. Fortunately, about 12,000 people did make it to the huge meeting room, where they sat all day in folding chairs as "motivational" speakers told them how to be successful. Though at least one person, a young woman in a short black dress, didn't have to show up at all. From the looks she was getting, she didn't seem to have any problem in the success department.
NEWS
February 8, 1996 | By Clea Benson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In the wake of the suicides of two 10th-grade boys in two months, parents and students in the Garnet Valley School District are grappling with ways to fight what they say are drug and self-esteem problems among students. School officials, with input from students and parents, arranged for a motivational speaker who specializes in substance-abuse issues to speak to middle school and high school students yesterday. The students then returned to their homerooms for further discussions.
NEWS
May 12, 1998 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Donald J. Cardea, 63, founder of the South Jersey Golf Schools and a motivational speaker throughout the Mid-Atlantic states on the use of leisure as a means to improve the individual, died Saturday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Born in Far Rockaway, N.Y., he had lived in the Kresson Woods section of Cherry Hill for 26 years. Dr. Cardea, known as "Dr. Don" in golfing circles, founded the South Jersey Golf Schools, originally located at Links at Kings Grant in Marlton, then at the old Blackwood Country Club and now at Somerton Springs South Jersey Golf Campus in Sewell, where he was a managing partner.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2012
AUTHOR! AUTHOR! Coupla big names in writerville drop by the library's author series this week. Auditorium seats are gone, but simulcast tix (watch on the big screen in an adjacent room) remain. Tonight, it's best-selling novelist Jodi Picoult, on her latest, Lone Wolf. Thursday, Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) and Nathan Englander (The Ministry of Special Cases) discuss their interpretation of the Passover seder's Exodus story, New American Haggadah. Both start at 7:30 p.m. Central Branch, 1901 Vine St. $6, libraryphila.tix.com.
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NEWS
March 4, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
When Kevin M. Touhey would speak to football players at Shawnee High School in Medford, he wouldn't talk about winning. "He was trying to get them to trust each other," said Tim Gushue, head football coach there. "He was focusing on the intrinsic value of playing sports. " As the team approached the 2002 season, "we were struggling, a dysfunctional group," Gushue said, until a friend recommended Mr. Touhey. Since 2002, when Mr. Touhey began his weekly motivational sessions during each football season, Gushue said, "we've won six state championships.
SPORTS
February 1, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
About 60 kids clad in red T-shirts formed a line Saturday afternoon inside Maplezone Sports Institute to greet the ace of Phillies past. For two days this weekend, this sprawling complex in Garnet Valley hosted Cole Hamels, who posed for photos with each camper before one of three four-hour pitching clinics. The potential ace of Phillies future - the tallest one in the room - stood nearby. Jason Groome, a possible No. 1 choice in the draft in June, was a coach at Hamels' camp. The lanky lefthander with a powerful fastball from the Jersey Shore trains two days a week at Maplezone.
NEWS
May 9, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert L. Monette, 63, of Solebury, who overcame daunting physical ailments to become a lawyer, instructor, and motivational speaker, died Sunday, May 3, of cancer at home. Born in Lawrence, Mass., Mr. Monette had spina bifida and other conditions that caused doctors to give him only days to live. But despite numerous operations and long hospital stays, he lived an active, distinguished life. Mr. Monette always gave credit to his parents for encouraging him to live as normally as possible.
SPORTS
January 16, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, For the Daily News
BERNARD HOPKINS could spend his 50th birthday today on Miami Beach, where he has a condo. He could spend it in the Philadelphia area enjoying a celebratory night out. Instead, he'll spend today, and the rest of the weekend, in Las Vegas, with his Golden Boy Promotions partners, watching their heavyweight, Alabama knockout king Deontay Wilder, attempt to become America's next heavyweight titleholder. All business, all the time. After all, that's what's gotten Hopkins to this point in his crazy, improbable career.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2013 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
JENNIFER LAWRENCE , temporary Philadelphian (when she was filming "Silver Linings Playbook" with Rydal's own  Bradley Cooper , who's still getting national props for his good behavior at the recent Germantown Academy 20-year reunion), wins all the contests.     Walking the red carpet Monday night at the London premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the actress noticed a young woman in a wheelchair behind the security barricade, crying. Lawrence moved the metal fencing so she could have a moment with her fan. The actress knelt down, had a chat, gave an autograph, got their picture taken and offered a heartfelt hug. Afterward, Lawrence had no comment about the encounter, because, obviously, she is a humble, normal, good (almost)
NEWS
June 7, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - On a radio show they hosted called "The Pursuit of Happiness," John Littig and Lynne Rosen urged listeners to embrace spontaneity. "So much about life is about impulse," Littig said on a broadcast this year on an FM station in New York, WBAI. "It's about doing it right now. " A shocking decision the couple made together appeared more methodical: Police say they killed themselves side by side as part of a suicide pact. Autopsies found that both Littig, 47, and Rosen, 45, died from asphyxiation after inhaling helium, a spokeswoman for medical examiner's office said yesterday.
NEWS
April 12, 2013 | BY MICHAEL ELKIN, Special to the Daily News
MUSIC as bully pulpit? More like music as bully-basher. Devyn Rush is on the right side of the horn; the songs she writes and sings are a soulful shout-out to victims of bullying from someone who's been there. Now 23, the native Philadelphian still recalls her experiences at Baldi Middle School, in the Northeast. Too skinny, too awkward, too - out there. "I always was made to feel like an outsider," she said. "I never fit in. " A former "American Idol" contestant (she made it to Hollywood during Season 10 two years ago - you may recall the "Singing Waitress")
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2013
FIVE YEARS ago, Syreeta Scott felt stuck. Business was bustling at Duafe Holistic Hair Care, which specializes in locs, coils and other Afrocentric styles that don't require harsh chemical straighteners. Magazines like Essence were talking about her salon as the place to get your hair done in Philly, and celebrities like Jill Scott (no relation), Smokey Robinson, Vivian Green and Questlove frequented the shop. Scott, though, was plagued with inner turmoil and self-doubt. It was time to make a change, to move her business from a cramped space in North Philly to a place where it could grow, but she couldn't seem to make the leap.
SPORTS
December 13, 2012 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
YOU DON'T have to believe in miracles to own the jersey Mike Eruzione wore - and the stick he used - in the U.S.'s 4-3 win over the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. The items will, according to SportsCollectorsDaily.com, be auctioned at Heritage Auction's Winter Platinum Night in Manhattan in February. The U.S. captain used the stick to score the game-winner in the medal-round game that has become known as the "Miracle on Ice. " According to the website, the white No. 21 jersey is estimated to be worth $1 million.
NEWS
December 4, 2012 | MICHAEL HINKELMAN, Daily News columnist
J IM SMITH JR., 51, of Mount Laurel, is the founder, president and chief executive officer of JIMPACT Enterprises Inc. A native of West Philadelphia, he is a motivational speaker, trainer and coach and, most recently, the author of "The No Excuse Guide to Success. " He's also an adjunct faculty member for the Rutgers University Executive (and International) MBA programs and its traditional MBA program. Q: How did you start your business? A: I was a manager at the Vanguard Group, and part of my job was to help managers become better leaders.
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