September 21, 2012 |
UNTIL NOW, filmmaker David Ayer has been a bad-cop, bad-cop kind of guy. His screenplays for "Training Day," "Dark Blue" and "Harsh Times" explored the psychology of the rogue officer with gusto; his "Street Kings" (adapted from James Ellroy's hard-boiled script) did the same. Now comes "End of Watch," where Ayer works the good-cop side of the street for the first time, casting Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as Los Angeles police patrol officers Taylor and Zavala, partners who are as close as brothers with an on-the-job chemistry that makes them effective, decorated police officers.
September 19, 2012 |
Jim Young , raised in Apple Computer's hometown of Cupertino, Calif., developed the notoriously successful face-and-body comparison-voting site HotOrNot.com back in pre- Facebook days, while he was warming up for his doctoral dissertation at Berkeley. Cheyenne Ehrlich , raised in a meditation center, developed ClickTheButton.com , a PayPal predecessor, while he was an undergraduate at Vassar, and went on to help build firms in Silicon Valley and East Asia, from his home on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
September 13, 2012 |
A Philadelphia police officer accidentally shot by his partner during a car stop left the hospital Wednesday, authorities said, exhausted and sore, but with no serious injuries. SWAT officer Jose Roman was wearing his bulletproof vest when he was hit in the side by a shotgun blast from his partner that ricocheted off either the ground or a car. Roman's partner fired on a suspect Tuesday night in North Philadelphia, police said, after the two stopped a car with three men inside. Police said Roman's partner, who has not been identified, fired when one of the men brandished a gun. "The body armor saved him," Deputy Police Commissioner Richard Ross said.
August 15, 2012 |
No community hospital board easily votes to give up the hospital's independence and tie its fate to a larger health system. But that is what the boards in control of the 120-year-old Chester County Hospital did this month, after deciding that the $150 million to $275 million needed over the next decade to fulfill their vision for the institution was more than it could get on its own. "We'll find a partner where there's a cultural fit and get...
August 14, 2012 |
On June 27, with enormous pride, optimism, and a sense of history, the CEOs of Abington Health and Holy Redeemer Health System faced reporters and announced their plans to form a partnership. The leaders knew this was a bold move, even shocking, to partner a secular hospital with a Catholic one, but they felt it was so beneficial and important they were sure the community would come to see it as they did. The community did not. Within three weeks, the proposed partnership - a year in planning - was dead.
July 24, 2012 |
LONDON - Roger Federer passed on carrying Switzerland's flag at his third straight Olympic opening ceremony, so doubles partner Stanislas Wawrinka has been given the honor for Friday in London. The Swiss Olympic Committee said the 27-year-old Wawrinka "fulfills the requirements of this prestigious task. " Wawrinka and Federer will defend the men's doubles title they won in Beijing four years ago, one of two events in which Switzerland took gold. Wawrinka said "I'm proud of carrying the Swiss flag.
July 21, 2012
Tom Davis, 59, a writer who with Al Franken helped develop some of the most popular skits in the early years of Saturday Night Live, died Thursday of throat and neck cancer at his Hudson Valley home. He was remembered by his former partner as "great friend, a good man, and so funny. " Davis is best known as the thinner, taller partner in Franken & Davis, the off-kilter comedy duo who performed in the early years of the show. They were among the first writers hired for the show in 1975 and helped create such work as the "Coneheads" skit with Dan Aykroyd and what became the "Nick the Lounge Singer" skit starring Bill Murray.
July 11, 2012 |
WHEN a kindergarten teacher told Carole Goren Weiner that her little daughter needed speech therapy to correct a lisp, mom blew up. "Don't you dare!" she cried. "My kid makes more money than you do!" That was because her daughter, Aliza, was the star of a TV commerical for Henry Faulkner Oldsmobile in the early '70s in which her lisp and her pigtails were featured attractions. In the ad, she pretended to be Henry Faulkner's niece while extolling the wonders of the Oldsmobile.