For Victor Espinoza, the man in 'Pharoah's' saddle, riding roots run deep
ARCADIA, Calif. — Picture a little lad on a goat farm in eastern Mexico, rising daily and miserably at a loathsome hour. He's the 11th of 12 children and the last of six boys, and he must help his brothers usher 2,000 goats up the mountain. After ...
June 4, 2015
For Hardee's workers, it's not a parable, it's a job
The Hardee's biscuit slides toward the heat lamp, and the uniforms are waiting. “That one's mine,” says Brandi Garner, snagging the cinnamon biscuit. A digital clock overhead is tracking each customer's wait time in the drive-through and transmitting ...
March 15, 2015
Humor a life-and-death matter for Chast at Rockwell Museum
There's something hilariously frantic in Chast's cartoons, which are mainstays of The New Yorker magazine. The frantic-ness is keyed to the tension between all that we do, think, accumulate, and care about, the reasons we rehearse, the ceaseless mental ...
June 12, 2015
11 Things Daughters Of Strong Women Know
You know, the kind who becomes a single parent with two kids under the age of 4, and never doubts she'll be enough. The kind who can solve any problem with one phone call, and skip any restaurant line using one convincing excuse. The kind who packs ...
May 6, 2015
Top executives John Sartor, Thomas Heim ready to take the reins at engineering ...
It's part of the changing of the guard at the professional services firm of about 250, which has been a mainstay in sectors such as real estate, hospitality and utilities. The elder Sartor isn't stepping aside completely, though, as he'll stay on as ...
June 22, 2015
Camp sights: James Shields brings some swag to Padres
NOTE: Sports' Paul White, via car, causeway, plane and rail, will reach every major league camp this spring. Follow his exploits on Twitter -- @PBJWhite- as he makes his way through the Cactus and Grapefruit leagues before imparting all you ...
April 2, 2015
The top 30 games released on the Nintendo 64
From company mainstays like Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda, to newcomers like the dinosaur-hunter named Turok, the N64's game library was vast and varied. Related: 20 games you need to play The game introduced several new maneuvers for Mario ...
April 10, 2015
After four decades at the helm of Paulus, Sokolowski & Sartor, Anthony Sartor has stepped aside as CEO of the well-respected, Warren-based engineering and architecture firm. And he has turned the job over to his son, John Sartor, who has logged 23 years of his own with the company and has served as its president since late 2012. “He’s done a yeoman’s job,” Anthony Sartor said. It’s part of the changing of the guard at the professional services firm of about 250, which has been a mainstay in sectors such as real estate, hospitality and utilities. The elder Sartor isn’t stepping aside completely, though, as he’ll stay on as executive chairman and continue to help develop the business he has led for much of its 53 years in existence. John Sartor, 45, who had also served as chief operating officer since 2012, has handed off that role to Thomas Heim, a former PS&S executive who returned to the firm about three years ago. “They’re going to take this company to the next level,” Anthony Sartor said. After joining the firm in 1974, Anthony Sartor sold PS&S in 2000 to the utility known as KeySpan, only to see it become part of National Grid as a result of a subsequent acquisition in 2007. Sartor then reacquired his firm two years later.
It was Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, which meant Ward had of course taken another turn in the spotlight, because winner-take-alls had become synonymous with the man nicknamed “The Big Cheese. ” Only three years had passed since Ward broke Bostonian hearts with his overtime goal at TD Garden. “Big moments, key moments, just getting it done. After all, Ward only arrived in Washington because of his performances under Trotz in a past life, inked to a three-year, $12-million deal that former general manager George McPhee admitted was 15 percent above other offers, just so the Capitals... Now, reunited with Ward in Washington, Trotz watched one of his favorite players – the 34-year-old late-riser who transformed himself from an undrafted free agent into an NHL mainstay – do it again. Ward’s second-period backhander Monday night, his first goal and fourth point of the series, was at once a show of brute strength and slippery crease work. “He’s had some terrific series in the playoffs for us, and when I was in Nashville, and he had another one in this series,” Trotz said. “He was a big body, a big force.