November 14, 2006 |
The first day of baseball's general managers' meetings produced plenty of action. At the bowling alley. Dressed in flowery bowling shirts, the game's GMs gathered in the lobby of the Naples Grande Resort on their way to a kickoff bowling tournament about noon yesterday. Upon returning a couple of hours later, Phillies GM Pat Gillick reported that he had rolled a 122. He went on to say that Chicago White Sox GM Ken Williams won the event and that St. Louis' Walt Jocketty brought up the rear with a 46. "But he won the World Series," Gillick said.
October 20, 2006 |
Buying a fixer-upper is always a leap of faith. But as bold leaps go, it's hard to top Dominic Episcopo's. Two years ago, he picked up an old Fishtown church with 50-foot vaulted ceilings, two-story-high stained-glass windows, and a pipe organ, and embarked on a mission to carve a home and studio out of the crumbling, but still majestic, building. "Some of my friends thought I was out of my mind when I bought it," Episcopo says of the circa-1876 structure, which at 10,000 square feet is about twice the size of the average McMansion.
July 10, 2006 |
Ravens linebacker Roderick Green was stabbed early yesterday during a fight at a bowling alley, Baltimore County police said. Green was taken to Sinai Hospital. A Ravens spokesman, Kevin Byrne, told WBFF-TV that Green's injury doesn't appear to be serious. Police said a fight broke out when Green bumped into another bowler. Green tried to break it off and left the bowling alley, but the man came after him and stabbed him in the parking lot. Green ran after being stabbed, and the attacker tried to chase him down but was unable to do so. Police have no suspects in the attack.
May 17, 2006 |
I recently told a good friend we were putting our house up for sale. "You have my sympathy," she said. "Showing your house is a nightmare. " We had never sold a house. This house is our first, and we have been here 12 years. Our Realtor told us the house would have to be immaculate during showings. We're not exactly the neatest people in the world. As soon as the kids come home from school, they drop their backpacks, ditch their shoes and socks, and leave a trail of sports equipment from the front door to the refrigerator.
January 6, 2006 |
A ban on smoking in all indoor public places in New Jersey except casino floors was passed by an Assembly panel yesterday and appears poised for full Assembly approval Monday. Acting Gov. Richard J. Codey has said that if the Assembly signs off, he will sign the legislation into law. The state Senate has already approved the ban. The casino-floor compromise has angered owners of restaurants, bars and bowling alleys, and they lined up yesterday to tell the Assembly's Health and Human Services Committee that it would hurt or kill their businesses.
December 20, 2005 |
It was so quiet, Bryan Bees could hear a pin drop. En route to rolling to a career-best 290 game and 786 series in Cherokee's 3-1 boys' bowling victory over Cherry Hill West on Wednesday, the junior couldn't help but notice the eerie silence. "It was nerve-racking because everything was dead silent," he said. "They even turned off the machines oiling the lanes down one end [of the bowling alley], and everybody was watching me. I'm happy with the score, but I can't help but think back to the one pin that prevented the perfect game.
August 26, 2005 |
What to do? You found 75 cents in a pocket of jeans you plan to recycle (no one will notice the ketchup stain) . . . do you wash a load of clothes and then sneak in on someone's drying cycle, or buy that grab bag of Doritos for the 2 a.m. munchies? Ahh, financial planning. We understand how hard that can be when, as a college student, your pockets are abundant only in, well, air and lint. So we thought we would do a public service and attempt, on the premise that you receive extra cash in that care package, a $20 night out on the town.
July 1, 2005 |
A group of private golf clubs, a bowling alley and an ice rink yesterday lost their courtroom bid to block the City of Coatesville from competing with them. Coatesville "unquestionably has the authority to conduct the operations" that the businesses sought to bar from a proposed $60 million municipal recreation complex, Chester County Judge Robert J. Shenkin ruled in a one-paragraph decision. Herbert Bass, an attorney who represented Coatesville in hearings on the case over the last 18 months, praised the decision yesterday, while frequent Coatesville critic Patrick Sellers, who joined the businesses as a plaintiff against the city, called the ruling "a blow to the free enterprise system.
March 17, 2005 |
In University City, home to thousands of young Ivy League minds, studying is a given. But a bowling alley? Not a given. Strikes Bowling Lounge, which opened last month on Locust Street, has just changed that. It is the first of at least three bowling alleys coming to Center City and its immediate surroundings this year, one of a growing number of hip and trendy alleys that are more about socializing than about bowling a 300. "All the other things on campus are getting boring," said University of Pennsylvania sophomore Calvin Peng, 20, who bowled with classmates on a recent Friday night.