April 14, 2014
IT'S A MUG SHOT that's been seen around the world. It shows the face of Shanesha Taylor, a distraught mother of two, tears streaming down her face. Taylor was arrested on child-abuse charges last month after leaving her 2-year-old and 6-month-old sons locked in a hot car in Scottsdale, Ariz., while on a job interview. Most of us who read about what happened turned away from Taylor's anguish. Not Amanda Bishop. The 24-year-old New Jersey resident got busy, launching an online fundraising drive that has raised more than $100,000 for Taylor.
April 11, 2014
IT'S TRULY A SAD DAY for journalism, and for the world at large. An icon of the Daily News is gone. I spent many an evening of my youth with a dictionary in my hand reading Chuck Stone's columns. I may not have known every word he used in his column but I always knew what he meant to say. Yes, he used words the way Gillette wielded a razor, but in doing he always educated and inspired his readers to be more than they were before reading his words. And for those who felt he was their only hope for surviving, in surrender, they knew a truly good man without being one themselves.
April 8, 2014
I NEVER had the privilege of meeting Chuck Stone, but neither did I break bread with Michelangelo, Kipling or Debussy. Which is another way of saying you don't need to cross mortal paths with someone to perceive the depth of his eventual immortality. I started reading the Daily News in the sixth grade, and that precocity made me a fan of Mr. Stone at precisely the moment he started writing for the paper. At the time, I didn't understand a lot of what he'd be saying, and I was deeply disinterested in anything that had to do with race, but I liked his picture (bow tie, crew cut)
March 30, 2014
Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a $144.5 million, six-year contract that runs through 2020. The Angels announced the deal Friday night and said Trout and his family will be at a news conference Saturday in Anaheim along with owner Arte Moreno, manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto. Baseball's brightest young star, the 22-year-old Trout was a unanimous choice for AL rookie of the year in 2012. He finished second in AL MVP voting to Miguel Cabrera the past two years.
March 21, 2014 |
HARRISBURG - The hustle went down in a dimly lighted hallway outside his office in the state Capitol. Democratic State Rep. Angel Cruz had just finished talking to a Philadelphia lobbyist about a forthcoming House vote on the controversial voter-ID bill, when the lobbyist asked him to take a walk outside the office. There, he said, the lobbyist pulled out an envelope stuffed with cash and asked Cruz to vote against the legislation. "I'm like, whoa," Cruz said in an interview Wednesday.
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.