Some kids wanted to call it the War Club. Which made sense, since it was meant to be an alternative to the Peace Club. But the principal didn't approve, so Jeff Bombardier and like-minded classmates at South Hadley High School in western Massachusetts instead called it the South Hadley Alliance of Republican Conservative Students.
Arnold Palmer walked up the 18th fairway at the end of the second round of the 2002 U.S. Senior Open last June to the sound of cheers and applause. It was a warm and familiar scene. "Yet another ovation for the king," said NBC announcer Dan Hicks, as the 72-year-old Palmer waved to the fans.
It's as if his opponents' dreams (and Phil Jackson's worst nightmare) have finally come true. There stands Shaquille O'Neal, just 1 5/8 inches tall. The towering Lakers center is one of 24 NBA stars who have been rendered in miniature by LEGO, the Denmark-based toy company.
The dot-com boom is deader than disco, but the entrepreneurial spirit that drove it is alive and well. Half-baked Internet schemes don't cut it anymore--you'll need more than a catchy domain name this time round--but the Net and other high-tech fields remain a rich breeding ground for entrepreneurs, with plenty of opportunities for people who want to be their own boss.
There are so many things La-Shawn Clark never thought she'd be dealing with right now, least of all the overwhelming weight of her grief. Her husband, Keefe, who courted her with flowers even after they married 11 years ago, was last seen carrying a wheelchair-bound stranger down a smoky stairwell in the World Trade Center.
Philip Morris Inc., one of the world's biggest packaged-goods companies, is changing its name. In what one tobacco analyst calls "an attempt to put much of its difficult history behind it," the company will be known as Altria Group Inc., if shareholders approve the move.
Let's just say no one was in a rush to check their mailboxes," says Dave Saltonstall, a writer at the New York Daily News. From Hollywood, where some movie studios stopped distributing screenplays and other mail, to Washington, where officials at the U.S. Postal Service fielded a rush of calls from worried branch-office workers, public fears about potentially lethal mail disrupted business as usual last week and loomed as yet another drag on the nation's battered economy.
After his win last week at the Canon Greater Hartford Open, his second victory of the year and the 19th of his career, Phil Mickelson, the No. 2 golfer in the world, told a national television audience what PGA Tour insiders have known for years--he's got one of the best caddies in the game. "Bones and I really mesh well on the course," Mickelson said of Jim (Bones) Mackay, who's been with him since he started on the tour in 1992. "He's one of those guys that, under the gun, when it's a...
Douglas Boyd, a heart surgeon at London Health Science Centre in Ontario, is doing amazing things in the OR these days. Sitting across the room from the operating table, Boyd is using a surgical robot to perform bypass operations on patients without opening their chests (save for five tiny incisions), while their hearts continue beating.
Wall street jargon serves a high purpose. People want desperately to believe that somebody understands the economy. But clarity is not always well served by the language of the dismal science. "Bear market" is a familiar term, but how many know that, by one widely used definition, it means a 20 percent drop from the peak?
Forget the silver spoon. It takes a lot more than a highfalutin eating utensil to signal wealth among the spit-up set these days. Among the gifts bestowed on Willow Camille Reign Smith since she was born in October to American movie star Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith: an $865 Gucci diaper bag, and no fewer than 10 baby baskets--each stuffed with such goodies as rhinestone-studded jean jackets and Kate Spade baby bags and priced up to $1,500. "I love Gucci, always have," says...
At the Monday press conference announcing the record-shattering, ten-year, $252 million deal that sent slugging short stop Alex Rodriguez to the Texas Rangers, Johnnie Oates, the Rangers manager, referred to the new "partnership" between the 25-year-old A-Rod and Tom Hicks, the billionaire owner of the team.
Forget the silver spoon. it takes a lot more than a highfalutin eating utensil to signal wealth among the spit-up set these days. Among the gifts bestowed on Willow Camille Reign Smith since she was born in October to Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband, Will: an $865 Gucci diaper bag, and no fewer than 10 baby baskets--each stuffed with such goodies as rhinestone-studded jean jackets and Kate Spade baby bags and priced up to $1,500--from the store Life Size at Fred Segal's in Santa Monica,...