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Flyers’ Tough Guy to Accept Sports Writers’ ‘Team of the Year’ Award

[To comment:] Even in the National Hockey League, they don’t come much tougher than Ian Laperriere. The Philadelphia Flyers’ forward is sidelined indefinitely with “post concussion syndrome.” To keep “Lappy” off the ice … well, it’s just not easy. In the first round of last year’s NHL playoffs, Laperriere through himself in front of […]

Lee — Always in the cards — thanks to wife’s PR knowledge

Below is an excerpt of David Hale’s story in the Dec. 16, 2010 “Courier-Post.” In it, Cliff Lee’s wife, Kristin, made use of a popular strategic communication tactic depended on by many strategic communicators: The “Force Field (Conflict) Analysis” – (see it in Chapter 15 of “The Public Relations Practitioner’s Playbook). If it weren’t for […]

Phillies’ Pitcher Roy Halladay Named ‘Pro Athlete of the Year’ by Philadelphia Sports Writers Association

[To comment:] Phillies Cy Young Award-winner Roy Halladay, the only pitcher ever to throw a perfect game and no-hitter in the same season, has been named the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association’s Pro Athlete of the Year, it was announced by PSWA president Rich Westcott. Halladay will be honored at the PSWA’s 107th annual Sports […]

12 holiday $$$ mistakes to avoid — from AP

This story has run in newspapers all over the United States and online via Associated Press. It may be excessive of fair use — but its importance does not. Enjoy it and take heed. Happy holidays! By DAVE CARPENTER AP Personal Finance Writer Nov 27, 2010 CHICAGO — The holiday season is full of pitfalls […]

Special Thanksgiving Edition – Important safety tips if you plan on frying your turkey

[To comment:] This advisory message came from has been issued by the Runnemede (N.J.) Fire Department. It’s for those of us who have always craved a fried turkey on this special day. This is the start of what promises to be a wonderful holiday season. Keep that wine glass half full, rather than half […]

“Grow Your Business Through Networking”

On Friday, Nov. 19, Larry Litwin, APR, Fellow PRSA,  participated in the Chamber of Commerce of South Jersey networking workship. The full PowerPoint is available on under Workshops and PowerPoints. It is No. 15 (scroll down). Here are accompanying notes. To comment: 1.  How communication has evolved over the last few decades, including […]

Traffic Light Cameras – Warnings must be posted near intersections

[To comment:] Traffic light cameras have become the craze in Southern New Jersey. If you try to run a yellow light, “big brother” is going to get you. On Oct. 30, 2010, The “Courier-Post” ran some common questions and answers to the red light cameras throughout South Jersey. Question: How do I know if […]

Philadelphia Sports Teams – Litwin gets some “ink” – in conjunction with the Sport Industry Research Center at Temple University

[To comment:] Philly fans ranks Cowboys as greatest rival Philadelphia Daily News Larry Litwin, of Berlin, NJ, said the rivalry could have something to do with “that big star” the Cowboys wear. Litwin says that somehow his daughter Julie …  Fans rank Merrill Reese as Philly’s No. 1 play-by-play voice Philadelphia Daily News In […]

A Weisman-Litwin-Altenberg family addition

To comment: Our newest nephew Eytan Ziv Altenberg’s birth and bris were celebrated in Houston on August 13. During the ceremony, his proud father offered this remarks: (Eytan’s Savta [grandmother] said, “We had a magnificent evening last night!  Eytan’s bris was spiritual and communal.  We had about 80 + people welcome him into our […]