June 20, 2014 |
JOE PARISI was a senior at La Salle University, finishing up a practice teaching assignment at North Catholic when he was intercepted by then-baseball coach Larry Conti. "He said, 'What are you doing after school?' " Parisi recalled yesterday as he watched the Phillies in his office. "I said, 'Nothing.' He said, 'You're coaching JV baseball.' And that's how I started coaching. " Well, after 28 years as the head Explorer in charge at La Salle High, Parisi has decided to retire, citing a multitude of reasons.
June 19, 2014 |
Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner, who took over at the height of outrage over the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse scandal and hired the Nittany Lions' last two head football coaches, announced Tuesday that he plans to retire from the university. According to a Penn State news release, Joyner, a 1972 graduate of the university, has asked that his duties as athletic director end on Aug. 1. Joyner said in the release that it was "an honor and privilege to serve Penn State" and that a "daily source of inspiration" to him came from student athletes, coaches, staff, and the university community.
June 16, 2014 |
Retiring single has its privileges and challenges. There's freedom, and there's financial responsibility, which some people may find daunting. These sites help sort out the issues and answers. The Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement, at WiserWomen.org, provides this retirement planning page with links to retirement calculators, explainers on reverse mortgages, pensions, divorce, veteran's benefits, and a whole lot more. "Living alone as you approach retirement is hard work," notes this post at tiaa-cref.org, the financial-service firm for employees of nonprofits.
June 11, 2014 |
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - When Cole Hamels was drafted with the 17th pick in the 2002 draft by the Phillies, his only knowledge of life in the minor leagues came from Kevin Costner and the 1988 classic film "Bull Durham. " At age 18, he was a young pitcher, but the Phillies did not send anyone down to mentor him. They did not have to. He credits Lakewood, where his No. 19 was retired last night, in his all-important developmental process. "It introduced me to what minor league baseball is all about; the process of road trips and the process of being a team with a lot of different guys from all different areas and starting to schedule what you have to do in order to get to the next level," Hamels said.
June 11, 2014 |
WALTER SASSE, the retired mounted Philadelphia police officer awaiting trial for allegedly having a sexual affair with a high-school girl, could be in hot water again. Assistant District Attorney Kristen Kemp told Common Pleas Judge Gwendolyn Bright yesterday that Sasse, 76, was spotted hugging another teenage girl at a city horse stable. The person who spotted Sasse and the girl within the past several weeks, Kemp said, is her colleague Assistant District Attorney Catherine Smith.
June 4, 2014 |
Charles White Conklin Jr., 82, an engineer and longtime resident of Springfield, Delaware County, died in a one-car accident Thursday, May 15, in Marshall, Va., near his retirement home. Mr. Conklin's vehicle veered off a rural road and crashed into trees. Local officials had not determined a cause. He was born in Smithfield, Va., and graduated from Smithfield High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia and followed that with graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania.
June 4, 2014 |
Vincent T. Cipolla, 91, of Upper Darby Township, a professor, physician, and retired Army colonel, died Monday, May 26, at the Residence at Glen Riddle of complications from a fall. Raised on Ritner Street in South Philadelphia, Dr. Cipolla went on to become a department chairman and professor of anatomy and neuroanatomy at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in the 1970s and 1980s. He retired in 1988 after maintaining a private medical practice in Upper Darby for many years.
May 29, 2014 |
Alfred L. Glaudel, 90, of West Chester, a retired engineering manager for Westinghouse Electric Corp., died at his home Thursday, May 22, of complications from a heart ailment. He had moved to West Chester in 2008 to be with his daughter Annette after many years living in Lansdowne. Mr. Glaudel was born in Mahanoy City, Schuylkill County, the youngest of 11 children. He graduated from Mahanoy City High School, and served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946 during World War II. He was deployed to the Pacific Theater aboard the submarine USS Haddock.
May 17, 2014
New Montgomery County Sheriff Russell J. Bono has chosen the man who for years was his second-in-command at the Norristown Police Department as his second-in-command in the sheriff's office. At a news conference on the courthouse steps Thursday, Bono introduced Willie Richet as his new chief deputy, saying, "I literally trust this person with my life. " The two have known each other for about 40 years. They rose through the ranks after partnering as officers in the Norristown Police Department.
May 6, 2014 |
Mike Adams underwent three surgeries since he last pitched on three consecutive days. That was August 2012, before surgery to remove a rib that corrected thoracic outlet syndrome, before multiple tears in his right shoulder were repaired, and before surgery for a sports hernia. That is why Ryne Sandberg made an interesting observation about his 35-year-old righthanded reliever. "He seems to be more effective when pitching more often," Sandberg said. So the Phillies manager entrusted Adams with another tight eighth-inning situation in Sunday's 1-0 win. Adams retired Jayson Werth on a weak grounder to first base.