March 15, 2006
PHILIP S. ROTHHOLZ, age 76, died March 8, 2006. Survived by wife, Susan; sisters Judy Ries and Eleanor Lunden; 4 nieces, Jackie Lunden, Erin Hess, Diana Sheldon, and Terry Della Vecchia; 1 nephew, Eric Lunden; many grand-nieces and nephews in Georgia, Maryland, Florida and Texas, plus many caring friends in both Omaha and Baltimore. MEMORIAL SERVICE Thurs March 30th, 3pm, Temple Israel, 7023 Cass St. Omaha, NE. Memorials to The Rose Blumkin Jewish Home, 323 S. 132nd St., Omaha, NE 68154.
March 9, 2006
HOLLYWOOD -- The Oracle of Omaha is Tinseltown's newest animated hero. But, at least in Warren E. Buffett's crystal ball, he still has no future here. "I can't afford to go Hollywood," he said. "There's no money in this stuff." If anyone knows the value of a dollar, it's a guy with 40 billion of them. Which is why the world's second-richest individual decided to become a cartoon character to teach children financial responsibility. Working pro bono, Buffett will play himself in a 13-part DVD series, The Secret Millionaire's Club, produced by DIC Entertainment Corp.
August 7, 2005
Moves Baseball MARLINS: Placed 1B Carlos Delgado on 15-day DL, retroactive to July 28, with sore left hand. Recalled P Randy Messenger from Triple-A Albuquerque. METS: Optioned P Kaz Ishii to Triple-A Norfolk. Recalled P Jae Seo from Norfolk. RANGERS: Placed OF Richard Hidalgo on 15-day DL, with left wrist injury. Recalled IF Marshall McDougall from Triple-A Oklahoma. ROYALS: Optioned 2B Ruben Gotay and P Leo Nunez to Double-A Wichita and P Kyle Snyder to Triple-A Omaha. Released C Alberto Castillo.
June 6, 2003
On a warm spring day in Emporia, Va., it's not hard to find the home of William "Daddy" Rowell. Down Main Street, right around the corner, past a few bungalows and off to the side, you see a sedan the neighbors all know. The plates read "D-Day Veteran." Potted chrysanthemums and a U.S. flag adorn a tidy porch. He opens the door, grinning like a granddad whose kids may come by a little too rarely. The albums are ready - pictures and clippings, saved over 50-some years, a thousand snapshots of a life that brings together two star-spangled themes in a way few men's ever have.
May 2, 2003
SITEL Corp., which operates telephone customer service centers, said yesterday that it is moving its Baltimore headquarters to Omaha, Neb., where the company was founded in 1985 by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James F. Lynch. The company also announced the resignation of its chief financial officer, James E. Stevenson Jr., effective May 23. Stevenson is to remain with the company as a consultant during the transition. SITEL has about 23,000 employees worldwide but just 12 in Baltimore, with most working in finance, marketing and sales.
April 29, 2002
Moves Baseball BRAVES: Placed OF B.J. Surhoff on 15-day DL with severely sprained right knee. Optioned P John Foster to Triple-A Richmond. Activated P Albie Lopez. Recalled OF Ryan Langerhans from Double-A Greenville. EXPOS: Optioned 2B Henry Mateo to Triple-A Ottawa. ROYALS: Called up P Brad Voyles from Triple-A Omaha. Optioned P Nate Field to Omaha. Football COWBOYS: Signed TE Tony McGee to three-year contract. Hockey NHL: Suspended Bruins D Kyle McLaren for rest of playoff series against Canadiens for blow to head that sent RW Richard Zednik to hospital.
April 22, 2002
Moves Baseball ASTROS: Recalled P Brad Lidge from Double-A Round Rock. Optioned IF Adam Everett to Triple-A New Orleans. METS: Activated 1B Mo Vaughn. Designated former Orioles OF Tony Tarasco for assignment. ROYALS: Sent contract of P Omar Moreno to Triple-A Omaha. Purchased contract of P Bryan Rekar from Omaha. Optioned OF Brandon Berger to Omaha. YANKEES: Put P Andy Pettitte on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 16, with sore left elbow. Recalled P Randy Choate from Triple-A Columbus.