March 12, 2015 |
THE JURY sure didn't see any blurred lines. In Los Angeles, Marvin Gaye 's children were awarded nearly $7.4 million yesterday after a decision that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied their father's music to create "Blurred Lines," the biggest hit song of 2013. Gaye's daughter Nona Gaye wept as the verdict was being read and was hugged by her attorney, Richard Busch . "Right now, I feel free," Nona Gaye said after the verdict. "Free from . . . Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke's chains and what they tried to keep on us and the lies that were told.
October 11, 2014 |
When he became principal of Lingelbach School this year, Marc Gosselin was stunned to learn that the 374-student school's budget for supplies this year was a meager $160. "As a new principal, I couldn't even send a letter to parents introducing myself," he said, "because I couldn't buy stamps. " On Tuesday, Gosselin and other principals around the district learned that his school was in line for a cash infusion - and right away - as a result of the district's decision Monday to cancel the teachers union contract and require teachers to pay more toward their health insurance.
January 11, 2014 |
The rich got richer last week and the poor/middle-income people who buy the tickets sure would like to know what the rich plan to do with all that money. What's going to happen to the Phillies payroll now that they have won baseball's version of Powerball on Steroids, which also goes by the name mega-billion-dollar deal with local regional sports network ? The short-term and long-term answers appear to be nothing, and that's not entirely a bad thing. When Citizens Bank Park opened in 2004, the Phillies payroll jumped from 15th among baseball's 30 teams to fifth.
October 13, 2012 |
A Delaware County animal shelter received an unexpected windfall Thursday, courtesy of the state Treasury. Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals on Upper Gulph Road in Radnor Township found out it is owed $35,000 in unclaimed stock. "It is a complete windfall, a glorious windfall," shelter manager Heather Hennessey said, adding that the money would be earmarked for the general fund. "We have a big gap in our day-to-day expenses. " It is not the only shelter that has money coming its way. About $100,000 of the $1.9 billion in the Treasury Department's Unclaimed Property Program belongs to 12 organizations statewide that deal with animals.
October 12, 2012 |
A Delaware County animal shelter will get an unexpected windfall Thursday courtesy of the state Treasury. Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals on Upper Gulph Road in Radnor Township found out it is owed $35,000 in unclaimed stock. "It is a complete windfall, a glorious windfall," said Heather Hennessey, shelter manager, adding the money will be earmarked for the general fund. "We have a big gap in our day to day expenses. " The 103-year-old non-profit facility, which sits on 16 acres, is a no-kill shelter and home to about 35 dogs and 62 cats.
July 29, 2012 |
Joseph Bucci was like "a kid in a candy store," his lawyer says. One day, the Trevose, Bucks County, man had $35.46 in his bank account. The next day, he had nearly $70,000. Over the next month, Bucci, 22, spent all but $2,000 of the windfall, buying a used car, a computer, a camera, clothes, furniture, and a dog, lawyer Michael Parlow said Friday. "He spent a majority of the money helping family and friends," Parlow said. "He lent money to a lot of people. " Now it's time to repay the bank that made the bookkeeping mistake, and he's trying scrape up the money and stay out of jail.
April 27, 2012 |
WINNING $172.7 million in the Powerball lottery is hardly the last stop for 48 lucky SEPTA-workers-turned-instant-millionaires - but rather an unscheduled detour in the route of life. The Daily News spoke last night with Matthew Sweeney, author of 2009's The Lottery Wars: Long Odds, Fast Money, and the Battle Over an American Institution, to get a sense of what's waiting down the tracks. Q. So what's the first piece of advice you'd give the SEPTA lottery winners?
March 16, 2012 |
The Burlington County Board of Freeholders has agreed to sell Buttonwood Hospital for $15 million to help taxpayers, but the county budget will get only a roughly $7 million bump after the facility's debt is paid off. The 100-year-old county institution is expected to be turned over by June to Ocean Healthcare, a Lakewood, N.J., nursing-home rehabilitation chain. But first the county will have to retire more than $8 million in improvement bonds, Ralph Shrom, a board spokesman, said Thursday.
September 9, 2011 |
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Goodwill worker who spotted a photograph of Confederate General Robert E. Lee has helped the charity make $23,000 in an online auction. The tintype photograph was in a bin, about to be shipped out, when a worker grabbed it and sent it to the charity's local online department. The item was then put up for auction, which closed Wednesday night. "It would have gone to our outlet store where everything is sold by the pound," Goodwill spokeswoman Suzanne Kay-Pittman said yesterday.