April 3, 2015 |
Joseph Koch Koplin, 75, of Center City, a gifted musician and tax accountant, died Friday, March 27, of complications from prostate cancer at his home. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Koplin was a child prodigy on the trumpet. At age 10, he performed solos on Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue, a TV variety show. At 11, he played for the Philadelphia Orchestra at children's concerts. Later, he studied and played at musical festivals worldwide. He graduated from the University of Rochester in 1965 with a bachelor's degree in music, and while there, he played first trumpet in the Rochester Philharmonic and assistant first trumpet in the Eastman Wind Ensemble.
March 23, 2015 |
BRIGANTINE, N.J. - As winter took a last gasp on the cusp of spring with one more round of snow Friday, Sal and Jen Buscaglia would not be deterred from booking their summer getaway to the Jersey Shore. Like thousands of others before them - as many as a staggering 40 percent more renters in one beach town than this time last year who have already signed on the dotted line - the Buscaglias of Media were ready with checkbook in hand to make a decision on where to spend the first two weeks of August.
March 14, 2015 |
The Eagles have already dealt LeSean McCoy and Nick Foles, and Evan Mathis might be next. Mathis' name has surfaced in trade discussions, as NFL.com first reported, and Eagles coach Chip Kelly did not exactly shoot down the rumors when asked on Thursday. "I think in the last week, I think every person on this team was talked about on trade blocks," Kelly said. "We've had discussions about everybody and everything. As we put together models, there wasn't anybody who was untouchable.
March 12, 2015
EAGLES GET Quarterback Sam Bradford A fifth-round pick in 2015 EAGLES GIVE UP Quarterback Nick Foles A fourth-round pick in 2015 A second-round pick in 2016
February 22, 2015 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Mychal Kendricks and Eric Kendricks played together at Hoover High School in Fresno, Calif., before Mychal starred at Cal and become a second-round pick and Day 1 starter with the Eagles. Eric did not follow his brother to Berkeley, instead going to UCLA, where he won the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker last season. Now that Eric is one of the top linebackers in the NFL draft, there's a chance that the brothers could be teammates again. "That'd be crazy," Eric said Friday at the NFL scouting combine.
February 19, 2015 |
Michelle Obama on Funny or Die? In a bid to spread her message about the importance of healthy eating for kids, the first lady appears on one of the Funny or Die's rudest shows, "Billy on the Street", in which host Billy Eichner rudely descends on unwary New York pedestrians to ask them questions about pop culture. Some say this doesn't seem the most dignified arena for the usually elegant first lady. Stranger still, FLOTUS is accompanied by a friend - Sesame Street 's Big Bird . In the vid, they dance, chat, and generally hang out with Eichner in the grocery isle of a Washington-area supermarket.
January 1, 2015 |
When Jason Weckstein looks at a bird, he doesn't just see a creature with feathers that flies. He sees the bird as a habitat of related creatures, a teeming community of wee beasties, some of which live - and feast - on its feathers, others that roam more widely and engage in more general mayhem, including gorging on the bird's blood. When he talks about these nasty things, his eyes light up and he smiles with pleasure. "When I'm in the field," he said, "when I'm out bird-watching, I think, 'Boy, I'd love to get the parasites off that host.' " Weckstein, 43, is an expert on chewing lice - about 4,000 of them are known to live on birds - and this year left the Field Museum in Chicago to become associate curator of ornithology at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
December 30, 2014 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - LeSean McCoy finished up the second-most productive season of his career yesterday with 99 yards on 17 carries in a meaningless victory over the New York Giants. McCoy, the Eagles' all-time leading rusher, ended his 2014 with 1,319 yards on 312 carries, two fewer carries than he managed a year ago, when he led the NFL with 1,607 rushing yards. A year ago, there was no doubt where McCoy stood in the Eagles' offensive hierarchy. He was the centerpiece of a highly effective run-based offense, one that set a franchise scoring record.
December 28, 2014
A story Friday on a bird census might have wrongly indicated that the white-throated sparrow and dark eyed junco migrate north for the winter. The birds fly south, but do not travel as far as before because of warmer temperatures in northeastern states.
December 27, 2014 |
With New Jersey's osprey population continuing to grow, state officials are turning to citizen observers and private groups for help monitoring a species considered an important indicator of environmental health. Researchers estimate there were 567 nesting pairs of ospreys in the state this year, according to a report released this week by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife and a private nonprofit organization, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. The report was based on ground surveys conducted by staff and volunteers in June and July.