October 6, 2011 |
Mike Richards needed time to digest the trade that sent him from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Kings in June. He had grown up a Flyer, was their captain, enjoyed the life of a rich, single athlete in a passionate city that reveres or reviles those who wear its name on their uniforms. "The first day I talked to him after the deal was done he was in a little bit of shock still. So I left it for probably a month and a half," said Kings Coach Terry Murray, a former Flyers assistant.
November 15, 2010 |
Aries (March 21-April 19): You'll make considerable progress with a project you hold dear. Write down your acceptance speech now. Taurus (April 20-May 20): Since no one can agree on what a successful life includes, you make up your own rules. You decide what constitutes a good time and a meaningful relationship. Gemini (May 21-June 21): There's a movement, activity or person you've long found interesting but have been wary of getting swept up in. You'll have the opportunity to find out more.
October 28, 2010 |
"What Not to Wear," which begins its eighth season Friday night on TLC, is the most hale of makeover shows, and also, in the spiritual sense, the most healthy. Its first message is this: There are no ugly women in the world, only ugly clothes, and those can easily be changed. Its second is that by changing your clothes, you can change yourself. "I was preoccupied even in high school with the concept of self and identity," host Stacy London said recently from New York, where the show is based, and where she majored in German philosophy and literature at Vassar, a little while back.
August 28, 2010 |
It was only five years ago that Miami accounting firm director Richard Berkowitz thought he had a problem during tax season relating to his younger workers. "When I told them it was mandatory they come in on the weekend, they looked at me like I was out of my mind. " Today, his younger workers are much easier to manage. The recession has brought a shocking reality to the Generation Y professionals who stumped baby boomers when they first entered the workforce with their desire for work/life balance over the corner office.
February 14, 2010 |
It seems appropriate that this Daytona 500 falls on Valentine's Day, the day NASCAR hopes its fans will fall back in love with its sport. The Great American Race is NASCAR's great American opportunity to rekindle a dying love affair. NASCAR must transform what has become the mundanely monotonous Dulltona 500 back into the deliriously dramatic Daytona 500. NASCAR entered the American sporting consciousness in 1979 when CBS first televised the race wire-to-wire on a day when the entire East Coast, because of a blizzard, was stuck in the house watching TV. That historic, histrionic race ended with Cale Yarborough and the Allison boys wrecking each other on the final lap and brawling on the backstretch as the ultra-popular Richard Petty breezed by for the victory.
June 5, 2009 |
When President Obama called the slaughter of innocents in any part of the world a "stain on our collective conscience," one of the examples he cited was the violence unleashed in Darfur by the Muslim-led government of Sudan. Yet instead of bristling over the mention of Darfur, Sudan's government greeted Obama's speech as a sign that relations with the United States can improve.