December 1, 2000 |
Officers in the city yesterday seized what they suspect is more than $100,000 worth of heroin. Officers Keith Hicks, Victor Diaz and William Frett of the Community Oriented Police Unit hid in a vacant house in the 400 block of Bailey Street, waiting for a suspected drug dealer to return, authorities said. The 21-year-old suspect appeared about 3:30 p.m., and as he opened the trunk of a green 1994 Buick, the officers moved. The suspect fled through a house. Inside the car, police said, they found about 10,000 sealed bags of a substance suspected to be heroin.
February 6, 1997 |
Sometimes Earl Foreman peers up and down the basketball court at Frankford and sees so many irresistible options open to him. There's Arthur "Yah" Davis open on one wing, and there's John Walker working his way free on the other. Farther down the floor, Petrick Sanders roams the baseline, flashing for the ball. So much offensive firepower, swirling in constant motion all around him. And Davis responds like Pavlov's dog at dinner time, jump-starting the team into a sometimes scary frenzy.
October 3, 1998 |
Somebody asked Sammy Sosa how difficult it will be for the Cubs to beat Greg Maddux in Game 3 of the National League Division Series. "I think it will be more difficult for the Braves to beat Kerry Wood," the rightfielder said, grinning slyly. "You know, I think we are probably going to win three in a row. We've done it before and I'm sure we'll do it again. " Few share Sosa's optimism. Down, 2-0, in the best-of-five series with the scene shifting to Wrigley Field tonight, most observers think the Cubs chances are as bleak as the cold, rainy weather that forced both teams to abbreviate yesterday's planned workouts.
October 16, 2003 |
Here's a tip on how to beat Jackie Herb in a championship tennis match. If the prize is a trophy, don't let her see it. "I won my first tournament when I was 11," Herb said. "I still remember it. There was this big trophy and I got my picture taken with it. I was so excited about getting that trophy. Before the tournament even started, I was like 'I've got to have that.' "Now, if I see a trophy at a tournament, I have to have it. If there's trophies for the top three finishers, I can't finish fourth.
March 16, 2000 |
Steven Gilhool likes to think he is more powerful than he looks. The 6-foot-3 Lower Merion junior is a little on the lanky side, but it's not a good idea to underestimate the power of his swing. Gilhool will need all the power he can muster to carry the majority of the load for the traditionally strong Aces boys' volleyball team this season. Two years ago, Lower Merion was the runner-up for the PIAA state championship. Last year, a loaded Aces team finished third in the state.
February 26, 2016
OPEN LETTER to Ryan Howard: Dear Ryan: I love you. Most Philadelphia baseball fans still love you, but some feel you are close to overstaying your welcome. Retire, Ryan. Please. You are one of two remnants of the glorious 2008 championship team that ended Philadelphia's humiliating, 25-year championship drought, bringing us psychological and emotional relief. You gave us j-o-y. Others we loved - Cole Hamels, Brad Lidge, Jamie Moyer, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Pat Burrell, Shane Victorino, Jayson Werth, Matt Stairs - have moved on to one greener pasture or another.
September 13, 2015 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 1. Watch 'em roll Carson Palmer, QB, Cardinals vs. Saints. Despite the favorable rushing matchup, Palmer will have to carry a big load to keep pace with Drew Brees & Co. Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers at Jaguars. Given the sorry state of Carolina's receiving corps, and the soft underbelly of the Jacksonville defense, Stewart should find plenty of room to roam on Sunday. Chris Ivory, RB, Jets vs. Browns. Ivory has no real competition for carries, and there are plenty of concerns about the Jets' passing game.
September 28, 2012 |
* CALL THE MIDWIFE. 8 p.m. Sunday, WHYY 12. 'DOWNTON ABBEY" and the Olympics aren't the only TV events crossing the Atlantic this year: Starting Sunday, there's also PBS' "Call the Midwife," a six-episode series about nurse-midwives in the East End of London in the 1950s whose finale earlier this year drew 11.4 million viewers in a country of about 62 million - more than the first-season finale of "Downton. " "We all believed in the project, but we had no idea it was going to be the hit that it was," said Jessica Raine, who plays midwife Jenny Lee in a story based on a trilogy of memoirs by the late Jennifer Worth, in an interview this summer.
September 14, 1992 |
Great Valley will be trying to repeat its almost perfect season of a year ago. Haverford High will be out to regain the Central League championship from Penncrest. Phoenixville hopes to make up for the graduation of PIAA champion Stacy Robinson. Cardinal O'Hara is aiming for its seventh straight Catholic League title. In short, the girls' cross-country season promises no shortage of drama. PIONEER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Great Valley finished on a real downer at the end of last season - the Patriots were only second in the state championships.
May 3, 1994 |
It was a mismatch from the start, a pitcher who has been giving up runs grudgingly facing a team that has had recent trouble scoring them. Buena, led by the one-hit pitching of righthander George West, won its 10th game in a row yesterday, defeating visiting St. Augustine, 6-0, in an interdivision game in the Cape Atlantic League's National Conference. The Chiefs improved to 10-2. St. Augustine dropped to 7-3. West, who has agreed to accept a partial scholarship to Monmouth College, put together his third straight dominating performance.