February 28, 2003 |
Ridgeley Scott describes the night his wife went missing as a scene of suburban normality. Shortly after dinner three weeks ago today, as Scott was helping his son with his math homework, his wife, Anita, "announced she was going out," Scott said. Anita Scott, 58, didn't tell her husband where she was going or when she would return as she left their spacious stone colonial in Upper Providence, Delaware County, Scott and police say. "That's the last we saw of her," Scott said.
April 26, 2011
By Frida Ghitis How happy are you? How happy is the country? This very important question has gradually gained attention over the years, occupying not only psychologists and New Age gurus, but economists, political scientists, and government leaders. The field of happiness studies is booming, with researchers hard at work taking our emotional temperature, figuring out how we feel, and trying to understand why. The most recent results of Gallup's regular survey on well-being around the world shine a light on the mysterious phenomenon of national happiness.
February 24, 1999
Now that the courts are making decisions in favor of Imelda Marcos, she has publicly flouted any compromise to split her wealth with the [Filippino] government. . . . "If you know how rich you are, you are not rich," she commented. "I am not aware of the extent of my wealth. That's how rich we are. " - Karen Emmons South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), Dec. 13, 19
July 26, 1986 |
The concentration of wealth in the hands of a very few has increased dramatically in the United States, a new study says. The "super rich" - the top one-half of 1 percent of the population - held 35.1 percent of the nation's wealth in 1983, according to a survey by the Joint Economic Committee of Congress. That figure was an increase of nearly 10 percentage points from 20 years earlier, when the super rich had just 25.4 percent of the nation's wealth. Although the study does not show the rest of the population getting poorer as a result, "it is proof that the rich get richer," said Rep. David R. Obey (D., Wis.)
May 23, 2011
Siemens Healthcare named Gregory Sorensen chief executive officer of Siemens Healthcare in the U.S.A., effective June 1. Sorensen succeeds Randy Hill, who was interim CEO. He will be based at the U.S. headquarters in Malvern. Sorensen currently is professor of radiology and health sciences and technology at Harvard Medical School; faculty member of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology; and co-director of the A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital.
May 13, 2007
Still figuring out to whom you want to give your vote Tuesday? The Great Expectations Web site, http:/go.philly.com/great expectations, offers a wealth of helpful material: Audio of mayoral and City Council candidate interviews, and City Council candidate debates. An archive of endorsements. An electronic debate between the First District candidates.
January 6, 1999 |
Sharing the wealth with his loyal subjects, Alex De Flavis, playing the part of Balthazar, distributes candy to students after a program at Sumner Elementary School in Camden. De Flavis visited yesterday as part of Three Kings Day, the 12th day of Christmas, on which gifts are traditionally given to children.
June 6, 1993 |
A wealth of African culture was presented yesterday at the African Marketplace, which was held at the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum. Radio personality Georgie Woods was on hand to mark his 40th year in broadcasting.
March 23, 2012 |
Do the wealthy lie, cheat, and steal more than others? The answer appears to be yes, in certain circumstances. The research supporting this conclusion was conducted not by Occupy Wall Street, but at the University of California, Berkeley, where social psychologist Paul Piff led a team that devised a series of experiments to assess the effect of wealth on ethical behavior. Their paper, published last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests the rich are more likely to cut corners when confronted with a number of ethical challenges.