May 17, 2013 |
Compared with his many siblings, Rachel Zeldin's great-uncle Rafe led an adventurous life. He headed west, worked as a musician and as a roadie and hairstylist for jazz groups, and eventually settled in New Mexico. But he never married, had no children, and left no will or final directions. When he died at 73, Rafael Perno had few resources. But he may have left his grand-niece a valuable legacy anyway: the germ of an idea for an online business Zeldin calls I'm Sorry to Hear L.L.C.
May 17, 2013 |
Q: I went online recently and noticed that a guy I've been seeing, sort of off and on, is back on the Internet dating site where we originally met. He has new pictures and says he's ready to settle down and that he wants a long-term relationship. His description of the type of woman he's looking for sounds a lot like me. Meanwhile, I haven't seen him in a few weeks. Whenever we get together, we have a nice time but there's no spark. We never kiss. Just hang out. He pays for dinner, though, and is always a perfect gentleman.
May 13, 2013 |
A secure retirement usually depends on years of careful preparation. You need to know what the obstacles are, where to turn for help, and what resources will be waiting for you once you retire. These sites can help. You need to get familiar with the Social Security website. Use it to apply for benefits, including for disability and Medicare. Long before retiring, the site can help you estimate the benefits you'll be entitled to. If, say, you are a victim of domestic abuse or identity theft, you can use the site to block access to information about you. www.ssa.gov Social Security 's "retirement planner" has links that will reveal the age at which you'll qualify for full Social Security benefits, how you'll get dinged if you retire early, and your life expectancy.
May 12, 2013 |
CAIRO - Egypt's interior minister said Saturday that security authorities have arrested three suspected al-Qaeda-linked militants who were planning to carry out suicide attacks on vital installations and an unspecified foreign embassy. Mohammed Ibrahim told a news conference that the men had been in contact with Dawood al-Assady, a leader of al-Qaeda in southeast Asian countries such as Pakistan, and that the group was planning to attack government buildings and a foreign embassy. He did not disclose details.
May 11, 2013 |
Now that Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. has taken ownership of the closed Marcus Hook refinery, the pipeline company has big plans for the Delaware River industrial site. Sunoco Logistics chief executive Michael J. Hennigan provided analysts with details Thursday about how the pipeline and terminal company plans to repurpose the refinery as a hub for shipping liquid fuels produced from natural-gas drilling in the Marcellus and Utica Shales. "We plan to create a world-class natural-gas liquids hub on the East Coast," Hennigan said.
May 10, 2013 |
BOSTON - Nineteen days after Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev died following a gun battle with police, cemeteries still refused to take his remains and government officials deflected questions about where he could be buried. On Wednesday, police in Worcester, west of Boston, pleaded for a resolution, saying they were spending tens of thousands of dollars to protect the funeral home where his body is being kept amid protests. "We are not barbarians," Police Chief Gary Gemme said.
May 10, 2013 |
A sewage spill in March that has been a concern to some Haddonfield residents has been adequately cleared away and the area has been remediated, according to a spokesman for Camden County. But even if the mess is gone, the furor rages on, with a contested Board of Commissioners race less than a week away. A county Health Department inspector issued no violations to the borough during site visits this week and last, but instructed that the solid matter on the site, in a wooded area not far from the Wedgewood Swim Club, be raked up and the area spread with lime to control bacteria growth, county spokesman Ron Tomasello said.
May 7, 2013 |
THIS YEAR'S City All-Star Football Classic will include a missing Linc. As in . . . The 39th annual game, featuring Philly's top high school seniors in a Public/Non-Public format, will not be played at the Eagles' Lincoln Financial Field, as had been the case the last 3 years. To say Brian Fluck, West Catholic's coach and president of the organization that runs the game, is disappointed, is to put it mildly. He remains especially bewildered by the fact he tried to finalize plans for this year's game - now set for May 18, 7 p.m., at Northeast High - a shade before Thanksgiving and didn't receive an official ya-gotta-look-elsewhere statement from Eagles brass until mid-February.
May 4, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - Fire officials were dispatching a hazardous-materials team to deal with a store of highly toxic pesticides that have caught fire in a huge Southern California wildfire. Capt. Scott Dettorre said the pesticides were stored at the Laguna Farms property near the 5,000-student California State University Channel Islands campus. Dettorre said nearby residents were being warned to stay out of the smoke. The blaze erupted during morning rush hour along U.S. 101 in the Camarillo area, about 50 miles west of Los Angeles.
May 2, 2013 |
Commissioner Mike Aresco and some staffers of the newly named American Athletic Conference were in Philadelphia on Tuesday, stopping at member school Temple, then touring the Palestra, a possible site for the postseason conference basketball tournament. "We're definitely interested," Aresco said in a phone call from 30th Street Station after seeing the Palestra. "It's a revered place in college basketball. Given our druthers, we're looking for a smaller arena, more intimate, at least in the beginning.