July 15, 2008
RE DEBBIE Burns' response to my letter on parents of screaming brats in public places: It's hilarious that someone would tell me that I lack consideration when she has no problem with one child and his or her parents spoiling everyone else's outing. Consideration for others means that if someone's child starts throwing a tantrum, the parents remove the kid. Debbie asks how I was raised. I was taught to behave. To not scream, to not throw tantrums, and not spoil something for everyone around me. I was taught to have consideration and respect for others.
May 23, 2005 |
I'm convinced that people attend Ryan Adams shows hoping some yahoo will yell out a Bryan Adams reference that sends the petulant roots rocker into one of his infamous onstage meltdowns. No one called for "Cuts Like a Knife" Friday at the sold-out Electric Factory. But there were enough heckles, chatterbox fans, and technical difficulties to knock Adams way off his game and prompt him to bolt the stage prematurely - if you can classify calling it a night after 2 1/2 hours premature.
March 12, 1994 |
A jut-jawed Marine who said he prided himself on self-control was convicted yesterday of beating his 2-year-old stepdaughter to death last summer in their Bucks County apartment. Kayla Hughes of Warminster died June 19 from a beating so harsh that it tore her spinal cord and caused her brain to fatally swell. Her small body bore 27 bruises - 18 of them to the head - and a crushed bowel. A Bucks County jury yesterday convicted her stepfather, Donald F. Keenum 3d, of aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and endangering a child's welfare.
March 16, 2012
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Reese Witherspoon; Michael Weatherly; 10 Sports Illustrated swimsuit models; Kasabian performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Jimmy Fallon; 8-year-old author H.L. McCullough; Toby Keith. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m., NBC10) - Rapper Snoop Dogg; former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal; Fitz & the Tantrums.
April 18, 1988 |
"Encountering the lethal competition and relentless pressure of NBC's Washington bureau at the relatively tender age of 30 (she consistently represented herself as a year younger on all publicity releases) would have been hard on even the most mature and well balanced of broadcasters, and Savitch was neither . . . Newsroom regulars traded tales of her temper tantrums, her high-hat demands, her reportorial fumbles, and her alleged affairs with various news division VIPs. Nonetheless, even her most bitter critics had to acknowledge that she had a red-light reflex to die for; when the scarlet light went on over a studio camera, signaling that she was on the air, Savitch summoned up every ounce of her 100-pound frame and projected herself straight through the television set into the viewer's living room . . . In, 1983, Savitch was no longer young, nor was she a rising star.
June 27, 2012 |
Question: I am guilty of occasionally resenting my boyfriend because he doesn't take it well when I say no. He pouts when I tell him I want to do something other than what he wants — like going to the grocery store instead of out to dinner. Generally I give in, but if I insist that groceries must be bought, he stops speaking to me and leaves abruptly. Over the years I have tried to ignore the pouting, but I am basically a peacekeeper, and want to know if there is a more amiable way to defuse the tension.
October 6, 1989 |
Kids who scream their heads off in the supermarket or refuse to go to bed at night may not seem like major problems. But tantrums in the market and wide eyes in the night can be hard on parents - who often are unsure how to respond. So people like Jeanie Curry and Carol Daly and Karen Kwisz, mothers all, have signed up for the Neighborhood Parenting Program in Kensington, a place where mothers - and an occasional father - go to tell their kiddie horror stories, puzzle over problems and share the good news, too. The parenting program is celebrating its first birthday this month.
May 31, 2007 |
WHAT THE @$&^$^#$ are anger management classes? It seems like almost every day we're hearing about some notable, including our very own local heiress Susan Tabas Tepper, being assigned to them. Judges across the U.S. are mandating them instead of jail time. So - what are they? Well, for one, they're an unregulated, unevaluated, non-standardized but thriving industry. Did your hot-dog cart go belly up? Start an anger-management program and market the @^$@^%$ out of it. Get downsized from Enron/Tyco/WorldCom?
June 22, 2013
Bruno Mars When he was 6, Bruno Mars portrayed a pint-sized Elvis impersonator in the movie Honeymoon in Vegas . This year, the Hawaii native racked up his first five No. 1 hits faster than any male singer since Presley. It's a slightly ironic, well-deserved achievement for the charismatic Mars, who, in little over two years, has already nabbed a Grammy, a Billboard Award, an American Music Award, and a BRIT Award. Touring in support of his chart-topping second album, Unorthodox Jukebox , the 27-year-old singer-songwriter/producer (real name: Peter Hernandez)
June 12, 1995 |
It pains me to report that my paper recently printed a blatantly sexist item that insulted countless female persons. This was brought to my attention when the sharp-eyed blonde with whom I live stormed into the room waving the sports section. "Have you ever seen a woman golfer throw a club when she makes a bad shot?" she asked. I have no such memory. "Have you ever seen a woman golfer slam a club or throw it into a pond?" Never. "And have you ever heard a woman scream filthy, four-letter words on a golf course?"