June 28, 2012 |
DEAR HARRY: I'm writing to you as a last resort. I have tried to get an attorney to take my case, but they either refused or charged a fee that I cannot afford. I worked for a company for more than 15 years ending in 1995. I retired late last year and called the company to inquire about getting my pension. I was told that they sent me a check back in 1993 to cover all the money in the plan. I was still employed there in 1993 and made contributions until 1995, so I was not entitled to a check, nor did I ever get one. I tried to get help from our local labor board, but no one ever got back to me even after several calls.
February 6, 2004 |
It's not easy being a punk rocker. Sometimes that DIY ethic can wear a guy down. "People don't go out and buy our records," says Mike Herrera, the singer, bass player and songwriter for MxPx. "We have to sell each and every record ourselves. We have to talk to each kid individually, sell every ticket to every show. It's insane. " Take the last time the influential skate-punk trio was in Pennsylvania. "It was like an in-store [appearance] in Bethlehem and we were playing the next night in Lancaster," Herrera says.
January 13, 2004
It would be tempting to comment ecstatically on the strange brew of luck and pluck that lifted the Philadelphia Eagles to an unforgettable victory at Lincoln Financial Field Sunday night. Tempting to extol the alchemy of team that lifted our wounded, stumbling heroes from the pit of early-exit despair to the brink of glory. Tempting to praise Donovan McNabb's gyroscopic feet, Duce Staley's piston legs, Brian Dawkins' fiery leadership, David Akers' resilient ego, and Freddie Mitchell's sticky fingers.
May 23, 2002 |
NO MORE hearings, interrupted, for waifish star Winona Ryder. A Beverly Hills judge postponed yesterday, once again, a preliminary hearing into shoplifting charges against America's favorite accused sticky-fingered actress. June 3 is the "must go" date, ruled Superior Court Judge Elden Fox. He set the new date "on the understanding that this is a must go hearing" and ordered Ryder, her lawyer, and defense and prosecution witnesses to appear in court on that day. While prosecutors complained that they've been ready for trial since March, Ryder's camp told Fox that the actress's main lawyer has a court appearance in a murder case.
October 10, 1999 |
What: E-Z-Rol garlic peeler Manufacturer: The Omessi Group Ltd., Northridge, Calif. Where: Kitchen Kapers (all locations) Price: $7.99 Purpose: Peels raw garlic cloves This peeler, which looks like a soft plastic cannoli cylinder, will prove indispensable to anyone with a bumper crop of basil and a desire to turn it all into pesto before the first frost. The instructions are almost too easy to believe: Place one clove of raw garlic inside the flexible 5 1/2-inch tube and roll the tube on a flat surface with a gentle downward pressure until the garlic skin makes a crackling sound.
October 23, 1998 |
George Washington created Halloween because he had a terrible sweet tooth. Only good people give out good candy. Mom and dad have sticky fingers. And carting around your booty in a plastic pumpkin is way uncool. Welcome to the round table talk at Chadds Ford Elementary School, featuring a fidgety pack of first graders. They've offered to share their expertise and opinions about the one night when moaning ghosts and steely Supermans rise from the imagination to haunt neighborhoods in search of sweets.
July 29, 1998 |
Imagine two sons, about 5, Wiffle balls in hand, juicy bubble gum in jaws, poking around dad's closet for the old man's cleats. Once their sticky fingers have secured the treasures from the chest, tiny feet are stuck into way-too-big shoes. The kids prance around, guarding a make-believe outfield, trying to be just like their pops. They don't know quite how hard their dad's baseball shoes are to fill, but they make strides and have fun. Just as kids do. Now wake up. Garry Maddox II and Gary Matthews Jr. aren't kids anymore.
July 23, 1995 |
THE LETTER ARRIVED ONE DAY last July, out of the blue. Cleo Priest didn't think much of it. The return address was David M. Weinfeld's. Her lawyer. Big deal, thought Cleo, opening the taped-shut envelope. Just another link in the long, confusing paper chain that had begun six years earlier, after her husband died from lung cancer and Weinfeld filed suit on her behalf against a group of asbestos companies. There had been affidavits, interrogatories - all sorts of paperwork that Cleo, being a teller at the Garden State racetrack and not a lawyer, did not really understand.
January 7, 1993 |
It makes you wonder what bees did to keep themselves busy before the federal government organized and subsidized them. If Bill Clinton keeps his promise about the honey program, many beekeepers will go bust, and much important pollination will not happen, and the cost to the economy will be staggering. Or so the beekeepers say. Last summer, candidate Clinton, casting around for a way to seem frugal, and eager, as always, to make as few people as possible cross, said that as president he would end the price-support program for honey.
December 24, 1992 |
For Wanda Dade, who works in Center City, holiday time is her busy season. But her job isn't selling clothes, or baking pies, or wrapping presents. Dade, an officer in the Philadelphia Police Department's central division, helps round up suspected shoplifters from the city's stores. Each day, she rides on a kind of shoplifter's shuttle, a police wagon that loops throughout Center City. She and fellow officers respond to calls from headquarters and from stores to pick up and process suspected shoplifters.