August 5, 2012 |
LONDON -- After Michael Phelps concluded his record run in Beijing, he vowed never again to swim the 400-meter individual medley. The race was too grueling, he said, and he had no intention of trying try to repeat his 8-for-8 gold medal derby. Yet there he was, swimming the event again this year, repeatedly refusing to say why. "I'll give you the honest answer after I'm done," he said last week. On his first day as a retired swimmer, he did. PHOTOS: Olympic highlights from Day 9 He could not have lived with himself if he could have swum fast enough to win the gold medal in London.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1986
Why this propaganda to keep working when one does not care to do so? After a certain age, one does feel that it is time to stop working. Those who choose to keep working after 55, good for them! But, there are those of us who feel full benefits, at age 55, are welcome. Personally, I have worked long enough, and I do prefer retirement now. However, it's been fixed so that I am unable to retire, as yet. Full retirement at age 55 should be a matter of choice. Who cares to work after 60?
April 17, 2009 |
For more than a generation the avuncular John Madden was the principal voice of America's most popular game, professional football. In his more than 30 years as a broadcaster, the former coach turned announcer appeared on all four networks and was familiar to those old enough to remember his 1977 Super Bowl victory with the Oakland Raiders as to those young enough to tackle his bestselling video game.
October 23, 2013 |
The average millennial graduating from college today will not retire until age 73 because heavy student-loan debt will prevent them from saving enough money for an earlier retirement, according to a new study. The typical graduate has a “seemingly manageable” $23,300 in education debt and a median starting salary of $45,327, according to the analysis by financial website NerdWallet.com. In general, millennials are people in their 20s or early 30s. Despite their decent salaries, the average millennial has to earmark roughly 7% of earnings toward student loans.
November 20, 2012 |
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman announced his retirement Tuesday effective at the end of the year -- but not without a sense of humor. "The time has come for me to become a cliché: I turned 65, am going to retire, and cannot wait to spend more time in Miami Beach," Landesman said in a statement released by the NEA. Landesman -- a Tony Award-winning producer of, among other hits, Mel Brooks ' “ The Producers ,” looked back on his three-year term in the statement: “My intention has always been to serve one term, and we have been able to accomplish more than I had ever thought possible: sparking a national movement around creative placemaking, forging significant relationships with other federal agencies, creating an unprecedented healing arts partnership with the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and increasing both the scope and impact of our research office.” Landesman was president of Jujamcyn Theaters, which produced “Angels in America” on Broadway in 1993-94 after its initial staging at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum.
August 31, 2012 |
At 37, Galaxy midfielder David Beckman is more than twice as old as two of his teenage teammates. And there are days, he says, when he feels even older. "It's always harder when you're 37," he said after training Friday. "You always have niggling injuries and you always find it harder to get over games. " But despite that, Beckham isn't thinking about retirement just yet. "I said I wanted to continue playing as long as possible. So we'll see what age I finish at," he said.