November 30, 2015 |
For a moment, as Republican legislative leaders joined the Democratic governor to announce a hard-won budget framework, it looked as if Pennsylvania's divided government was working and even tackling difficult problems. That was a few weeks ago, before a faction of GOP members who are too immature or incompetent to compromise began demanding more, threatening to derail a budget that was already woefully late. Gov. Wolf and legislative leaders now say the deal is back on track, but that will be hard to believe until a plan is passed.
December 21, 2014 |
The earsplitting scream turned every head. D, an otherwise healthy and robust 2-year-old boy, had arrived for his checkup and was having a superhero-size tantrum. Of course, routine visits to the pediatrician can trigger discontent in toddlers, but this boy's reaction was lasting an unusually long time. None of the staff's usual interventions were working and it was becoming clear he was fast approaching an inconsolable stage. His mother said that lately, D's meltdowns were getting worse; he was less talkative and not sleeping well at nap time or bedtime.
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)
January 4, 2013 |
Question: I hope I'm not too late with a Christmas dilemma. My friend, "Louise," has a 4-year-old niece, "Lyndie," who is already a spoiled brat. Last year at their family Christmas gathering, Louise said she patted the then-3-year-old on her head as she passed her in the hallway. The little girl followed her to her chair, got in her face and exclaimed, "Don't ever touch me like that again," and stormed off. Louise was flabbergasted, since...
September 6, 2012
PATTI LaBELLE threw a $100,000 hissy fit. Hometown gal LaBelle paid up $100K to former kindergarten teacher Roseanna Monk after a 2010 incident that left no one injured but gave Monk and her then-18- month-old-daughter, Genevieve , lots of hurt feelings. Miss Patti allegedly screamed at the pair because she believed that the tot was playing too close to the lobby door of LaBelle's NYC apartment. LaBelle allegedly called Monk all sorts of nasty names that aren't fit to print in a paper as classy as the Daily News and "soaked" Monk with water.
July 3, 2012 |
While I'm away, readers give the advice. On grandparents who are a bad influence: My father married an emotionally unstable woman. She managed to engineer their lives (and mine) through our collective fear of her anger and tantrums. I spent 20 years kowtowing to her out of fear she would force my father to choose between us. One of her favorite zingers was that I had all this education and what was the point when I chose to stay home with my children? I suspected I would never win the showdown if it came to that.
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.
May 18, 2012 |
Toronto's Brett Lawrie was suspended for four games after he angrily threw his batting helmet Tuesday - and it bounced off umpire Bill Miller. Lawrie, outraged at ball and strike calls, is appealing and can play until there is a decision. The 22-year-old was in the starting lineup Wednesday night against the New York Yankees - with the same umpiring crew in town. Miller was at third base. Lawrie received the loudest cheer in pregame introductions and the umpires were booed when their names were posted on the scoreboard.
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.
October 7, 2011 |
STATE REP. DWIGHT Evans offers no apologies. Not for any of it. Not for his 30-year effort to revitalize Ogontz Avenue in West Oak Lane. Not for the last decade trying to make Stenton Avenue a corridor of top-notch education choices, with Martin Luther King High School the centerpiece. Not for the "bulldog-on-a-bone" way he lobbied for an educational nonprofit, Foundations Inc., to take control of that school, including backroom pressure that has now cast him as a big-time bully.