April 30, 2011 |
Looking as if he had just experienced some kind of revelation, a wide-eyed Miles Schoedler wasn't pulling any punches. "I [stunk]," the Ocean City senior said bluntly. "That's it. " The Penn Relays hold completely different meanings for different athletes. But for Schoedler, they were a wake-up call. He entered Friday's high school boys' mile run championship as the No. 1 seed. In fact, he was South Jersey's only No. 1 seed this weekend at Franklin Field. But Schoedler's time of 4 minutes, 21.28 seconds placed him 10th in the 15-runner field.
April 29, 2011 |
Looking as if he had just witnessed some kind of revelation, a wide-eyed Miles Schoedler wasn't pulling any punches. "I [stunk]," the Ocean City senior said bluntly. "That's it. " The Penn Relays hold completely different meanings for different athletes. But for Schoedler, they were a wakeup call. He entered Friday's high school boys' mile run championship as the No. 1 seed. In fact, he was South Jersey's only No. 1 seed this weekend at Franklin Field. But Schoedler's time of 4 minutes, 21.28 seconds placed him 10th in the 15-team field.
December 6, 2010 |
BACK IN the bad old days of Philadelphia public housing, high-rise buildings blotted out the sky. Crime was abundant, and the stairs stank of urine and garbage. Elevators rarely worked, and children sometimes plunged to their deaths down the dark shafts. When the elevators were out of service and there was some kind of energency up high, somebody had to climb those smelly stairs, as much as 17-18 stories. This was William E. Parks, Philadelphia Housing Authority cop, who didn't appreciate the aerobic workouts he was getting on those steps as he rushed to help people in trouble.
August 31, 2010 |
MUNICIPAL Judge Karen Simmons got a hug and a kiss from Snoop Dogg last night at the Wine & Spirits store (1218 Chestnut) where the rapper signed bottles of Landy Cognac. Simmons didn't buy the bottle but still got to meet the man she calls "The greatest hip-hop artist of all time. " "I've been his fan since the beginning," Her Honor said. She was less talkative when asked her feelings on Snoop's love of weed and offered "No comment. " Snoop, who played later last night at the TLA (334 South)
August 4, 2010 |
Oh, that cruel harlot, Fortune ! Teen heartthrobs Levi Johnston , 20, and Bristol Palin , 19, proud parents of 19-month-old Tripp , seem incapable of managing a relationship. They've split up weeks after announcing their second engagement on July 14. "It's over," Bristol tells People. "I broke up with him. " When did it go wrong? July 14, to be exact! That's the day Levi told Bristol his ex-gf, Lanesia Garcia , might be carrying his child. (Garcia has since denied Levi's paternity.
August 3, 2010 |
I suppose he could be mistaken, but Bill Cosby has made the startling claim that he is, indeed, alive and well. A perturbed Cosby called into Larry King' s CNN show live on Monday night to refute what seems irrefutable: The Internet. Specifically widely-disseminated Web reports that the Philly native has died. Cosby, who needs to live long enough to make his Aug. 28 date at the Borgata, seemed especially upset at the conspirator(s) who started the rumor. "I don't want this person, or whatever, I don't want them to do this anymore," Cosby, 73, told temporary host, Kyra Phillips . "I found out when my daughter called the house.
June 24, 2010 |
"IT'S ALWAYS Sunny in Philadelphia" fans flocked last night to catch a glimpse of stars Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson and Glenn Howerton outside Mac's Tavern (226 Market), where they attended a grand-opening party. South Philly-raised McElhenney and Olson, his wife and co-star, are expecting a baby boy in August. The couple had a great time shooting in town this week, although McElhenney says he wishes they hadn't picked the hottest week of the year to shoot. Olson said she's become insufferable while pregnant, but she seemed sweet to us. They said the bar won't be too gimmicky, though there are "Sunny" references throughout the place and on the menu.
April 7, 2010 |
Germantown-born Bill Cosby, son of a sailor and a maid, became the 11th recipient of the city's Marian Anderson Award, given to artists noted for their humanitarian work in the name of the Philadelphia-born contralto. Cosby - whose folksy humor has been laced in recent years with stern messages chiding many parents for having fallen down on the job - was feted Tuesday night at a gala concert at the Kimmel Center hosted by the entertainer Chita Rivera, a longtime friend. Cosby, 72, added the Anderson to a slew of honors since he burst onto the entertainment scene in 1963 with an appearance on the Tonight show and two years later became the first African American to costar in a TV series (I Spy on NBC)
December 23, 2009 |
Bill Cosby is the winner of the city's 2010 Marian Anderson Award, given to prominent artists who have achieved distinction for their humanitarian work. The Philadelphia-born Cosby, 72, is a much-decorated comedian, actor, and social activist, with nine Grammys, three Emmys, a Kennedy Center Honor, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom. This year, he received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. In the announcement at the Sofitel hotel yesterday, Mayor Nutter called Cosby "a comedian whose gentle humor . . . pioneered a path forward for African American artists.
October 28, 2009 |
PHILADELPHIA is a tough nut, and if people here don't like you, they let you know it in a loud and boisterous voice. The city sometimes has the reputation for being violent, rude and dirty - a place where the level of illiteracy is outranked only by our overcrowded jails, filled mostly with the residue of our almost 50 percent high school dropout rate. But, despite the city's harsh rep, we still have plenty of homegrown gems to boast about. Bill Cosby, for one, a household name and who was just honored with the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., on Monday night.