May 3, 2016
THE DAILY NEWS Pet of the Week is Dotty, a loving 9-year-old domestic short-hair cat at the Pennsylvania SPCA. Dotty is getting a bit tired of spending her golden years in a cage. She loves to be petted and to lounge around and would be content just snoozing in a window of her own every day. She has a disorder called FLUTD so she needs to eat a diet of mostly wet food and kept in a low stress environment. Dotty is already spayed and FIV/FELV negative. Give her a chance to love you and we guarantee you won't be disappointed.
May 3, 2016 |
The Pennsylvania School Employees' Retirement System has voided ballots in a special election for a seat on its controlling board, citing "minor irregularities. " Since PSERS is one of the biggest expenses that Pennsylvanians pay - it consumed $2.6 billion from state and local taxpayers last year, and expects to need $4 billion next year - it's comforting that the board's 15 members, who hire the hundreds of private investors paid to manage PSERS' $52 billion in assets, answer to the people.
May 1, 2016 |
It's an age-old quandary: Keep working? Retire to baby-sit the grandkids? Take up a new career in retirement? These days, professional coaches are guiding baby boomers as they ponder their postretirement dreams and ambitions. Some people consult these coaches to find purpose through volunteering, hobbies, and second or third careers, just as they might consult financial advisers to take inventory of their 401(k) accounts. Others discover that they never wanted to stop working - or that can't afford to. Ambivalent about the whole idea?
April 16, 2016 |
Roger Dennis, dean of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Drexel University, plans to retire in June of 2017, university provost M. Brian Blake announced in a letter to the faculty and staff on Wednesday. Dennis is the founding dean of the law school, which opened its doors in 2007 and he was instrumental in seeing it through the American Bar Association accreditation process, completed in 2011. Blake said Dennis agreed to stay while the university conducts a national search for his replacement.
April 15, 2016 |
James Levine, leader of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City since 1976, has announced his retirement, according to a statement from the opera company. The statement said Levine would retire after the current season because of health reasons. Levine, 72, was to have conducted a series of concerts in Philadelphia in February - his first such appearances here in 20 years - but had to cancel them. He has been battling Parkinson's disease and seeking to adjust his medications so he could continue to conduct.
April 14, 2016 |
Veteran stand-up Dave Attell, 51, claims he is close to retiring. "I'm way too old to keep doing this," he said. "The travel sucks, and I'm out of touch. I just saw a bunch of kids with selfie sticks, and I make fun of them. I don't even know how to use them. I'm pretty ancient. " By stand-up standards, Attell, who will perform Friday at Bethlehem's Musikfest Cafe, is fairly young. Don Rickles, who is approaching 90, is on tour. George Carlin once said comedy was something a comedian could do until he died.
April 13, 2016 |
HARRISBURG - With barely two weeks until the primary election, and with some ballots already printed, the Wolf administration has agreed to delay a planned ballot question asking voters if the state should raise the mandatory retirement age for judges. The question on whether to allow judges to retire at 75 rather than the current 70 will be moved to the Nov. 8 ballot, said Jeff Sheridan, spokesman for Gov. Wolf. The eleventh-hour switch was pushed by Republicans who control the legislature and who were unhappy about the wording of the question.
April 13, 2016 |
THEY SAY that a referee is happiest when he can call a game and get out of the gym without anyone recognizing him. That never really was the case with Joey Crawford. He often drew attention to himself, whether it was because of the two technical fouls he called on Tim Duncan in 2007 for laughing on the bench, or the time he sprinted from the baseline to the foul line to strip the ball from Kevin Durant just before a foul shot to get something straight at the scorer's table. It didn't help matters that it was Game 5 of a 2014 first-round playoff matchup between Oklahoma City and Memphis.
April 8, 2016 |
We naturally assume that our money managers, our financial advisers, our brokers have our best interests at heart, what's known as a "fiduciary" duty. If not ours, whose best interests are they representing? Well, by law, many of them weren't required to give our interests top priority - until now. The U.S. Department of Labor issued final rules Wednesday that hold financial advisers to a fiduciary standard if they work with retirement savings. That means they must work on their clients' behalf and generally avoid conflicts of interest.
April 7, 2016 |
HARRISBURG - Three weeks before the polls open, Pennsylvania legislators want to halt plans to let primary voters decide whether to raise the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 75. Republicans who control both chambers want to move the question from the April 26 primary to the Nov. 8 ballot. A key House committee passed a resolution Tuesday to postpone the ballot question, and the matter could come up for a vote on the chamber's floor as early as Wednesday. The Senate is expected to follow suit.