May 18, 2004 |
Kmart Holding Corp., the third-largest U.S. discount retailer, posted its second consecutive quarterly profit Monday after closing stores and cutting jobs during bankruptcy protection. Shares of Kmart rose 9.8%. Fiscal first-quarter net income was $93 million, or 94 cents a share, the Troy, Mich.-based retailer said. Kmart had a loss of $862 million, or $1.65, a year earlier as the company reorganized its finances. Sales dropped 25% to $4.62 billion in the quarter ended April 28.
July 13, 2001
The concept of teacher job sharing is one of the best ideas that has developed in the school system (Sandy Banks' column, "End of Job Sharing Risks Pushing Away Good Teachers," July 10). This innovative program should be encouraged, not discarded. Job sharing allows for good teachers who may not be able to work full time to teach. When two teachers are responsible for the same class, they are more organized, they share information and prepare better lessons for children. Job sharing reduces teacher burnout and complacency, which also helps kids.
July 10, 2001 |
On Mondays, it was Mrs. McGray at the head of the class, ushering in the second-graders. And when Fridays rolled around, it was Mrs. Sears who sent them home, backpacks full of spelling lists and arithmetic papers. That has been the drill for years at Tarzana's Nestle Avenue Elementary, where Deanna McGray and Joni Sears--with 46 years of experience between them--shared one job in a second-grade class. It was McGray's class on Mondays and Tuesdays; Sears' on Thursdays and Fridays.
December 25, 2000 |
The cargo hold of the big jet bound for Central America gapes outside the terminal at Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia as the massive packages and mounds of luggage pile up in front of the ticket counter inside. To airport baggage handlers, the boxes and bags bound for Central America can be measured in tons. To many of the passengers who struggle under their burden, the baggage is something of a different measure.
June 20, 1999 |
"We are two dynamic professionals at BankBoston with 35 years of combined experience in the areas of team management, customer service, sales, operations and financial management," their unblushing letter to the bank's top executives began. The Sept. 26, 1997, letter explained that the two experienced branch managers sought "a combined position" that could enable them to "add significant value to the corporation" and added politely, "We are currently exploring various options within the bank."
March 20, 1996 |
Aldo Zuniga didn't expect to have a senior season that ended with him being named The Times Orange County boys' soccer player of the year. He was just happy to become Orange's starting goalkeeper after sharing the position for two years. "I just love to play soccer," Zuniga said. "That's all I wanted to do is just play. Getting all of this is just extra. I never expected anything, but it's a great way to go out."