Dwyane Wade's film screening on Day 3 of jersey retirement closes a chapter for Heat legend
MIAMI — In addition to bringing finality to the first-of-its-kind three-day event to retire Dwyane Wade’s jersey, Sunday’s exclusive screening of the Miami Heat star’s documentary, “D. Wade: Life Unexpected,” also closed a chapter for Wade.As Wade presented his film at AmericanAirlines Arena on Sunday afternoon to Heat fans, who also got to hear from Wade ahead of it and take pictures with the jersey banner of Wade’s No. 3 on the arena floor, it served as a turning of the page for Wade in his life.“As great as this last year and a half has been, I need to put that behind me so I can focus on t...
Chicago's former police superintendent due nearly $190,000 annual pension despite being fired
CHICAGO — Eddie Johnson was unceremoniously fired in December before his planned retirement from his post as Chicago’s top cop, but he still stands to bring in a hefty pension, records show.Johnson, 59, was fired by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who said her then-police superintendent had lied to her after a late weeknight out last fall when he was found asleep in his city-issued SUV near his South Side home. But even though the dismissal meant he was not allowed to leave on his own schedule, Johnson’s pension will entitle him to a six-figure income each year for the rest of his life, city records sho...
Biggest-ever CalPERS pension tops $400,000 per year
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A former top investment official at CalPERS received the largest pension the retirement system has ever paid last year, according to Transparent California and reviews of pension data by The Sacramento Bee.Curtis Ishii, 64, of Sacramento, retired from the California Public Employees’ Retirement System as its managing investment director for fixed income in July 2018.Last year, Ishii received $418,608 in pension payments, according to Transparent California, a website that tracks public pensions and salaries. His pension topped Transparent California’s list of 2019 CalPERS ...
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Social Security: Social Security and America Saves Week
This year, America Saves Week (ASW) runs Feb. 24-29. The week is an opportunity for organizations to promote good financial habits. It’s also a great time for people to assess their own saving status, as planning and saving are key to a successful retirement.ASW is the perfect time to promote our shared mission of helping millions of people prepare for their future. Join the #ASW20 movement by using this hashtag when posting about your savings goals.It’s never too early to start planning for your retirement. Set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically. Savers with a plan are twice as likel...
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Orlando police officer who suffered PTSD after Pulse massacre granted retirement, pension
ORLANDO, Fla. — Police pension board members voted unanimously Thursday to grant disability retirement and a lifelong pension to Orlando police Officer Alison Clarke, who developed post-traumatic stress disorder following the Pulse massacre.Clarke cried as she embraced her wife and friends after the hearing. Clarke’s wife, fellow OPD officer Kate Graumann, let out a deep breath as tears welled in her eyes after the vote.“Now I feel like I’ve come to a conclusion and I can start moving on with the next chapter of my life,” Clarke said after the hearing.Clarke was nearly fired from OPD in Novemb...
Pro Bowl stars respect early retirees but don't plan to join them
ORLANDO, Fla. — On Dec. 17, Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was selected to his seventh consecutive Pro Bowl.Twenty-eight days later, he retired.“There is only one way to play this game since I was a little kid, (and it) is to play fast and play physical and play strong,” an emotional Kuechly said at the time in a 3-minute, 35-second video statement released by the Panthers. “At this point, I don’t know if I’m able to do that anymore, and that’s the part that is the most difficult.“I still want to play, but I don’t think it is the right decision.”Kuechly came to that difficult realiz...
Giants QB Eli Manning retiring after 16 seasons, 2 Super Bowl wins
NEW YORK — Once a Giant, always a Giant, and only a Giant.That is how Eli Manning will retire in a Friday morning press conference, the Giants announced on Wednesday: with two Super Bowl MVPs, sixteen seasons, and just one team on a potentially Hall of Fame resume.Manning, 39, leaves the game with a legacy as one of the clutchest performers in NFL history, leading fourth-quarter comebacks to beat the mighty New England Patriots in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI. In the first he defeated the 18-0 Patriots, robbing them of an undefeated season.He also stands as one of the great examples of longevity,...
New York Daily News
Luke Kuechly retired at 28. Panthers, NFL legends detail what it takes to walk away.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Luke Kuechly’s retirement announcement lasted 215 seconds. Its impact will last the rest of his life.The 28-year-old Panthers linebacker elected to retire on his own terms. He didn’t necessarily want to, but said he knew it was the right thing to do. The right timing.Timing doesn’t always work out for NFL players.The end of players’ careers are often discussed and analyzed by outsiders, from their on-the-field impact to their legacy. But what does it really feel like on the inside?We asked.The Observer spoke with six retired Panthers — most of them longtime starters, two of t...
The Charlotte Observer
Scott Fowler: Why Greg Olsen says Panthers' Luke Kuechly is 'very at peace' with his retirement
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers tight end Greg Olsen said Wednesday that his close friend Luke Kuechly was “very at peace” with his decision to retire from football at age 28.“Luke and I have seen each other many times since the season ended,” Olsen said in a phone interview with The Observer. “And I think it’s nice to see him feel so strongly about this. That doesn’t mean it was easy. It was hard. But he seems very at peace.”Olsen also said that Kuechly arrived at this decision after weeks of contemplating what to do. “You know that if Luke is going to make a decision like that, he’s put a ton of ...
The Charlotte Observer
Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, 28, announces he's retiring from the NFL
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One of the best players in Panthers history has played his last game.Linebacker Luke Kuechly announced Tuesday night that he is retiring from the NFL.He shared the news in a video posted to the Panthers’ Twitter feed. Kuechly did not state a specific reason for his retirement, but said that he wasn’t able to play the game to the level he wanted to.“For me, now is the right opportunity to move in a different direction,” Kuechly said. “There’s only one way to play this game since I was a little kid — to play fast, to play physical and to play strong, and at this point, I don’t ...
The Charlotte Observer