October 28, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The accusations leveled against three Army generals over the last six months are as varied as they are striking, the highest-profile of a growing number of allegations of wrongdoing by senior military officials. A one-star general was flown home from Afghanistan last spring to face criminal charges, including sexual assault. A four-star general formerly in charge of the increasingly vital Africa command was accused of financial mismanagement, accepting inappropriate gifts, and assigning staff personal tasks.
April 25, 2012 |
In response to concerns raised about an audio recording on which Cherry Hill School District staff allegedly verbally abused a special-education student, the district superintendent issued a statement Tuesday saying that the individuals heard on the recording were no longer employed. "I want to assure our parents that the individuals who are heard on the recording raising their voices and inappropriately addressing children no longer work in the district and have not since shortly after we received the copy of the recording," said Maureen Reusche.
April 24, 2012 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Monday afternoon, before the 76ers faced the New Jersey Nets, the NBA fined Sixers coach Doug Collins $15,000 for verbal abuse of an official after Saturday's impressive 109-106 overtime win against the streaking Indiana Pacers. The object of Collins' ire appeared to be referee Zach Zarba. There was some contact down the stretch that Collins didn't care for, especially an apparent karate-chop swipe at Jrue Holiday that was not called. After the win, Collins was seen directing some choice words toward the officials.
January 29, 2012
Charlotte Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson, who starred at Episcopal Academy, sat out Saturday night against the Washington Wizards after aggravating a back injury in Friday night's loss to the 76ers. Henderson missed Wednesday night's game against the Wizards, but returned to play against the 76ers. However, coach Paul Silas said he believed Henderson might have injured his back during a fall Friday night. Matt Carroll got the start in place of Henderson. Silas said guard D.J. Augustin and forwards D.J. White and Corey Maggette likely won't play during the team's four-game road trip because of injuries, but there's a chance guard Reggie Williams will return to practice Monday.
October 14, 2011
RE THE LETTER "Parenting Failures" (Oct. 12): I agree with every bit of what's said about black parents and their children. They say that kids will be kids, and it's common knowledge that children will get on your nerves every now and then. But when it comes to how they treat their children, some parents go to extremes. As a security guard, I've seen how some of these parents treat their offspring, black or otherwise. Their children are seen but the parents don't want them to be heard.
August 19, 2010 |
Gertrude Faye Johnson, a former auditor/accountant for the Detroit Housing Commission, said she always used to flinch when Carl Greene sauntered into her corner office. Her boss, then commission director, would shut the door, walk behind her chair, lean in and try to kiss her lips and fondle her breasts, Johnson told a Daily News reporter yesterday. "I told him he wasn't allowed to do that," she recalled. "I didn't like it. I pushed him away. He'd stand there for a moment and then he'd try to do it again.
July 19, 2010 |
Dear Amy: I'm a high school student and feel like I am being verbally abused by my brother, who constantly tells me I don't do things right. For example, he criticizes me for not putting dishes away after I'm done with them. When he criticizes me, he says things like "You're lazy. " Or he'll say, "If you continue to make these choices then you probably won't have the greatest path you can have in life. " He says he's smarter than I am because I have a GPA of 3.85 and his is 4.3 (he has taken AP classes)
May 28, 2010
BASED on the ceremony and statements surrounding Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai's recent visit to Washington, it can only be concluded that the president has recognized that "making nice" is a better strategy in dealing with allies with whom we will, at times, disagree. Reaching out in an environment of mutual respect and friendship should not be reserved for those with whom we have more serious differences or are directly threatening, like Iran, Russia or China. Karzai is the leader of a country where the U.S. has spent nearly $1 trillion and 1,000 lives.
February 9, 2009 |
Upon further review On Wednesday night, LeBron James was hailed as the first NBA player in 34 years to post a 50-point triple-double. But after three days of intensive film review, the NBA issued a correction Saturday night, ruling that James had only nine rebounds in the 107-102 win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The last guy to have a 50-point triple-double was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1975. The only others to do it were Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor and Richie Guerin.
October 18, 2008 |
Richie Incognito's alleged actions in St. Louis' first win of the season did not go unnoticed by the NFL. The league has fined the Rams offensive lineman a total of $35,000 for multiple offenses allegedly committed during last week's 19-17 win over Washington, according to an ESPN.com report. Incognito, penalized three times during the game, was fined $25,000 for repeated verbal abuse of a game official; $5,000 for a major facemask; and $5,000 for a chop block. Rams coach Jim Haslett spoke at length with Incognito this week about controlling his emotions.