February 6, 2015 |
* BETTER CALL SAUL. 10 p.m. Sunday, AMC. Moves to 10 p.m. Mondays following night. * THE JINX - THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST. 8 p.m. Sunday, HBO. I HAD MY doubts about the much-anticipated "Better Call Saul. " Spinoffs are always chancy - for every "Frasier," there's at least one "Joey" or "AfterMASH" - and following a show like AMC's "Breaking Bad" only seemed to be asking for trouble. I'm relieved to be wrong. There is a show in Bob Odenkirk's "Breaking Bad" character, a crooked lawyer calling himself Saul Goodman, who, when it all hit the fan in "Bad," predicted a future for himself at a Cinnabon in Omaha.
December 11, 2012
Saul P. Steinberg, 73, the former corporate raider and chairman of Reliance Group Holdings, died Friday in his sleep at his home in Manhattan, the New York Times reported. No cause was given. That same day, his mother, Anne, who once sued her son for nonpayment of a $4.7 million debt, died in her sleep in Palm Beach, Fla., according to the Times. Her age and the cause weren't given. Mr. Steinberg once controlled Reliance Group, a New York-based property and casualty insurer. The firm, listing $12.6 billion in assets and $12.9 billion in debts, filed for bankruptcy protection in 2001 after higher-than-expected workers' compensation costs and other claims.
May 24, 2000 |
John Deasy is not above stealing ideas. Deasy, the baseball coach at Walter B. Saul, the agriculture school in Roxborough, recently read an article in Sports Illustrated about motivation in sports. One part specifically caught his eye. It also made him coo, "Hmm. I might be able to use that. " Yesterday was the day. Saul, the champion of lowly Division C, was traveling to George Washington, the champion of mighty Division A, for a Public League round-of-16 playoff. "There was a reference to the old David vs. Goliath parable," Deasy said.
April 6, 2013 |
Robert Saul Blau, 61, of Upper Chichester, a bankruptcy lawyer with a wacky sense of humor, died of heart failure at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital on April Fools' Day, one day before his 62d birthday. Known as "Big Bob," Mr. Blau was born in Philadelphia, the son of Evelyn Gellar and Seymour Dore "Big Sie" Blau. As a youngster, he had a penchant for cherry bombs. Yet he managed to earn a diploma from Friends Central High School and went on to graduate from Purdue University, the London School of Economics, and Rutgers Law School.
June 11, 2007 |
SIX YEARS ago, my wife Karen was boarding her horse at a small stable on Henry Avenue in the Upper Roxborough section of Philadelphia. This stable was owned by a man named Charlie, and was just up the road from W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences, the largest agricultural high school in America. Charlie was friendly with the farmer at Saul, and told us about a 4-H club that the farmer ran on an off-site farm that was operated by the high school. 4-H clubs offer young people the opportunity to learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through a variety of different programs, including gardening, seeing-eye puppy, babysitting and bee-keeping.
January 23, 2012 |
Saul Philip Bralow, 90, formerly of Center City, a leading gastroenterologist and educator, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Pines of Sarasota, an assisted-living residence in Florida. Dr. Bralow joined the faculty of Temple University School of Medicine in 1950. In 1969, he became a professor of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. In 1975, he moved to Sarasota, where he maintained a private practice and became a clinical professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine.
December 12, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Saul P. Steinberg, an audacious financier and corporate raider who often drew as much attention for deals that did not happen as for those that did and who often earned millions of dollars either way, died Friday at his home in Manhattan. He was 73. Before his business collapsed into bankruptcy about a decade ago, Steinberg embodied a risk-embracing, sometimes freewheeling approach to business abetted by high-risk, high-yield "junk bond" financing in the 1980s. He earned multiple fortunes that enabled an almost impossibly sumptuous lifestyle, and his wealth thrust him into New York's cozy nexus of finance, high society and philanthropy.
January 20, 1994 |
Saul Edward Benn, a retired businessman and former Abbotts Dairy employee, died Sunday. He was 69 and lived in Overbrook. Benn operated his own building maintenance firm before retiring a few years ago. He started the business after retiring from Abbotts in the 1960s. He worked at the dairy for 20 years in the sterilization department. Joyce Benn Huntington, a daughter, said her father was an unselfish man who "was always available with a listener's ear, encouraging words, a sharp note of admonition or money placed in your palm.
April 7, 2005 |
Like Lance Armstrong willing his bike into a motorcycle, like "Air" Jordan redefining the notion of "Identified Flying Object," like Robert Frost pulling lasting truths from the plainest American words, Saul Bellow simply did it better than anyone else. The greatest of late-20th-century American novelists, who died Tuesday at 89, resembled his fellow immortals above in a way Americans especially trust. He won the stats game: three National Book Awards, one Pulitzer, and The Big One, the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976.
January 7, 2016 |
Jesse Saul said his teammates call them "garbage points. " His layups might not be pretty but they count all the same. Saul, a junior forward, raced down the court time and again to score in transition to spark Bishop Eustace to a 72-67 victory over Paul VI in an Olympic Conference National Division clash of Top 15 teams on Tuesday night. Saul generated 25 points and senior guard Mike Cohen broke a 67-67 tie with a three-point play with a little more than a minute on the clock for Bishop Eustace (5-1, 2-0 in the division)