February 24, 2014
The ninth annual Angels and Angelbugs Beauty Pageant in Woodlynne on Saturday did not quite go off without a hitch. Backstage, the only real moment of serenity was when the contestants, ranging from kindergartners to teenagers, held hands and prayed before the program. Otherwise, the classroom at Woodlynne Elementary School where the girls spent most of the three-hour pageant was happy, brightly colored chaos, with shoes, dresses, and props flying everywhere. The pageant is the signature event of the Angels on the Move Foundation, an organization led by Woodlynne Councilwoman Gwendolyn Torres that encourages girls from age 5 to young women age 21 to develop self-esteem and set goals.
December 20, 2013 |
ORIGINAL "Charlie's Angel" and longtime Kmart designer Jaclyn Smith spoke to media outside an LA courthouse yesterday. Smith offered her support to actor Ryan O'Neal . The "Paper Moon" actor is engaged in a court battle with the University of Texas at Austin over a portrait Andy Warhol made of O'Neal's late love Farrah Fawcett , who was Smith's dear friend and fellow Angel. O'Neal claims the Warhol belongs to him and Redmond O'Neal , his son with Fawcett. The university says Fawcett willed her entire art collection, including the painting, to the university.
October 1, 2013 |
Mike Trout's year may not have ended with a postseason appearance, but the Millville Marvel still put together a season that put him in some select company. The Angels centerfielder got his 190th hit Sunday, on a home run in the first inning of Los Angeles' season-ending 6-2 loss at Texas. That makes him only the third major-league player since 1900 with 190 hits, 100 walks, and 30 stolen bases in the same season. Since the other two on the list are Tigers star Ty Cobb (1915)
September 29, 2013 |
Gentlemen, set your alarm clocks. With Saturday's forecast for the north Texas metroplex indicating some severe thunderstorms starting in the early afternoon, the Rangers have rescheduled their game in Arlington with the Los Angeles Angels for 11:05 a.m. Central (around noon in Philadelphia). The game originally had a 7:05 p.m. start time. Since this would be Game No. 161 for both teams and Texas is still in the playoff hunt, it was either the early call or a doubleheader on Sunday.
September 23, 2013 |
Carol Burg loves them all, but all of them would gladly go back to the lives they had before meeting her. Before Alzheimer's. "They're my angels," she says, voice pure Brooklyn, enthusiasm equally audible. "I love, love, love them. " Burg, 47, is assistant activities director in the Wellspring Memory Care building at Juniper Village, an assisted-living complex in Williamstown. The Voorhees resident has worked for three years at Wellspring, home to 36 people between the ages of 59 and 99. All have been diagnosed with end-stage dementia and are at risk of "elopement," a genteel euphemism for running away.
August 18, 2013 |
Sometimes a unique voice - a boldly odd and enticing tone - comes along and yanks the most jaded listeners from their bubble of indifference. Think of the first time you heard Billie Holiday, Antony, Nina Simone, or Bob Dylan, voices that were/are captivating beyond the notion of being merely pleasurable. Count Tennessee-born Valerie June among those vocalists, with a creaking, emotive sound blending Dinah Washington's shushing jazz inflections and Dolly Parton's high nasal whine into an extravagantly funky chatter.
August 13, 2013 |
Angel has a beautiful smile and infectious laugh. He loves being around people. The 10-year-old is happiest when he is spoken and sung to. He loves having his face painted. Other favorite activities include art, music, being outdoors, and watching movies. Because of medical issues, he is dependent upon others for his care and uses a wheelchair. Although he is nonverbal, he clearly communicates his feelings. When he is happy his face glows with a dazzling smile and he purses his lips to blow a kiss.
July 8, 2013 |
From Inquirer 2009 South Jersey player of the year to starting in the All-Star Game in 2013. Not bad. Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout was named an AL starter in the final fan vote announced Saturday, his second straight all-star appearance. The Millville Meteor received 6,771,745 votes, second among AL outfielders to the Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones. Another Oriole, slugger Chris Davis got the most votes overall, with 8,272,243. With 33 dingers, Davis is tied for seventh-most homers before the all-star break and still has more than a week to play before the break.
June 24, 2013 |
PITTSBURGH CLOSER Jason Grilli and Los Angeles Angels counterpart Ernesto Frieri each gave up three runs yesterday. The final outcome came down to one pitch that Mike Trout missed. Pedro Alvarez homered for the fourth straight game, Starling Marte capped a three-run ninth inning with a tying single, and the visiting Pirates added four more in the 10th to beat the Angels, 10-9, and complete their first interleague sweep on the road. Trailing 6-3 entering the ninth, the Pirates pulled even against Frieri - his second blown save in 19 chances.
June 22, 2013
Staring at a seven-run deficit with the Mariners' Felix Hernandez on the mound Thursday night, the Angels could have been excused for starting to think about the weekend. Instead, they chipped away at the lead and eventually eked out a stunning, 10-9 comeback win. "It's a great effort from our club," said manager Mike Scioscia. "You're very rarely going to get down that much to a pitcher of Felix's caliber and come back. " Just about everyone contributed. Mike Trout matched his season high with four hits for the Angels, who trailed, 8-1, after four innings.