April 7, 2016
SIXERS ASSISTANT coach Billy Lange could barely wipe the smile off his face during pregame workouts. Curtis Sumpter, the Sixers' player development scout, walked the hallways of the Wells Fargo Center with the look of someone who happily had gotten little sleep in the past 48 hours. Brett Brown (half) jokingly asked if the conversation could stay off his team and on what had happened Monday night. And Dante Cunningham sat at his stall in the visiting locker room, a Villanova hat sitting on a shelf and his No. 33 college jersey hung neatly next to his New Orleans Pelicans one. There was a buzz around the building Tuesday, a day after Villanova won perhaps the most exciting national championship game in history.
December 19, 2015 |
Just guessing here, but you've probably never heard of a wildflower called Canby's mountain lover or one known as Carolina elephant's foot, both very rare in this part of the world. But a growing number of plant people like Steven Wright are making it their business to study, preserve, and educate the public about these imperiled species before they vanish forever from the landscape. "Anything that's unusual or odd is cool to me," says Wright, horticulture director and curator of plant collections at the Jenkins Arboretum in Devon.
March 30, 2014 |
CONSECUTIVE loss No. 26 was set upon the 76ers Thursday night in Houston as the Rockets cakewalked to a 120-98 victory. While the big story was that the Sixers tied the NBA record set by the post-LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010-11, the coach found the win he was looking for. Brett Brown has said continuously that wins are not the report card of this season, and that's a good thing, since the team dropped to 15-57 and can set the loss record...
January 28, 2014 |
CONGRATS TO 6ABC's afternoon anchor Alicia Vitarelli, who gave birth to a baby girl, with husband Matthew Pantaleno . The baby, who was born Friday morning, is named Priscilla Isabelle . Vitarelli announced she was pregnant on-air back in August, surprising co-anchor Brian Taff in the process. Vitarelli, a Villanova grad, has been married to Pantaleno since 2007. She's been with 6ABC since 2010. This is the couple's first child. Vitarelli is part of the 6ABC baby boom.
August 7, 2012 |
It has been quite a week for Phillies lefthander Cliff Lee. He was not dealt at Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline but was placed on waivers, claimed by the Los Angeles Dodgers, and finally pulled back by the Phillies. So, Lee, who has an estimated $95 million left on his contract, is with the Phillies. He says he is happy to stay but is also miffed that this situation received so much attention. "I think it was way overblown because they put a lot of players on waivers through the year," Lee said after receiving a no-decision while working eight innings in Sundays' 5-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park.
March 30, 2012
THERE WERE a lot of newsworthy things that happened in the city and the country over the past few weeks, including protests in memory of (and anger about) Trayvon Martin, the start of the trial against Monsignor Lynn (who, let's be honest, is standing in as proxy for the Catholic Church), the health-care debates before the U.S. Supreme Court, the pope's visit to Communist (but increasingly religious) Cuba and Rick Santorum's win (in Louisiana, not at the bowling alley in Wisconsin).
September 30, 2011 |
IT WAS the kind of rainy morning on campus one day last week when even the 10:50 a.m. class might have seemed too early for a floppy-haired sophomore. Looking at pictures of Donnie Farrell, it's easy to imagine the 19-year-old shuffling around the Rowan University campus in the rain, hands buried in the pockets of his hoodie with a battered but beloved baseball cap atop his head. But Farrell has been dead nearly four years, murdered by thugs on Homecoming Night. Many Rowan students might not know who Donnie Farrell was, how he died or what's been done to catch the men who punched and kicked him outside a convenience store near the Glassboro campus.
September 14, 2011
Color is still the big story for spring 2012, a direct extension of the bold color trends we're seeing in fall 2011. However, for spring, viscose fabrics in heavily saturated pastels were the main stars of the 75-plus designers' ready-to-wear collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2012. Carolina Herrera gave us a sophisticated grouping of tulip skirts, tiered maxi dresses, and evening gowns in pigment-strong minty greens, chalky blues, and sunshine yellows. Nicole Miller gave her color-blocked leggings an athletic rocker vibe by pairing them with leather tunics, stripes, and leather.
June 20, 2011 |
Two simple words at the end of a June 7 tweet said it all: "Serena's back!" And Venus is, too. Yes, as Serena Williams announced to the world less than two weeks ago, the most successful tennis-playing siblings in history are returning from lengthy layoffs right on time for Wimbledon, where they just so happen to have won nine of the past 11 singles championships. For Serena, it will be her first Grand Slam tournament - and only second event - since she took home a second consecutive title from the All England Club in July 2010.
April 14, 2011
I am a huge fan of The Inquirer, especially the investigative reporting of the last few years, but I have to say that you blew it on Tuesday. The big news that day was that a homegrown, cutting-edge success story, Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., announced that it had reached a megadeal to acquire a Minnesota-based company, American Medical Systems, for $2.9 billion. This is one of several major acquisitions by Endo in the last two years. So, does The Inquirer lead its front page with this growth story?