March 18, 2013 |
NEW YORK - It turns out Philadelphia was represented after all at the Atlantic Ten men's basketball tournament Saturday. The city's sole remaining rep strolled out on the court at halftime of the St. Louis-Butler semifinal. Brad Baer, an adjunct professor at Temple, teaches a course on "design, entrepreneurship, and hacker culture. " He was picked via text to take a half-court shot, $10,000 on the line. He was the second contestant. "The first guy didn't get it past the three-point line," said Baer, also creative director of an interactive design company in Northern Liberties.
October 15, 2012 |
Five million to six million gallons of water rushed through Old City when a water main burst Saturday afternoon, disrupting traffic, water service, businesses - and a bridal shower. The 36-inch transmission pipe, which does not supply water directly to the surrounding area, broke at 12:15 p.m., sending water gushing at least two feet into the air. Debra A. McCarty, Water Department deputy commissioner of operations, said the pipe usually carries more than 100 million gallons per day, or almost 70,000 gallons per minute.
July 28, 2012 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I may just need a swift kick ... but, I have a friend who constantly bails at the last minute. I am OK with being the one who puts in the effort and always know when I make plans that she's going to bail, so I'll probably end up with a nice evening to read/watch a movie/whatever. Well, I'm getting married, and have invited her to my wedding. When a mutual friend of ours got married, she RSVP'd yes but didn't show. My bridal shower is tomorrow and she canceled today.
May 22, 2012 |
DEAR ABBY: I agreed to be maid of honor at my best friend's wedding. I am now planning her bridal shower and just received the guest list from her mother and the groom's mother, "Alicia. " Alicia has given me the names of about 30 guests and says there are more people she wants to invite. Abby, the entire list will amount to nearly 70 guests! I thought showers were supposed to be for close friends and family only. Would it be out of line to suggest to Alicia that if she wants to invite that many people, she should give a separate shower?
October 3, 2011 |
Question: Recently, the husband of a woman in our friend group died. We are in our 20s and the death was a huge shock, especially to the wife, my friend. The funeral was held about four hours away. Many of us coordinated the drive to the funeral. One of my closest friends, who was also close to the wife, refused to go. Her reasoning was that she didn't want to sit in a car for that long on a Saturday, and that she would just call our friend later. Her reaction seems so callous to me that I'm still upset by it. Now I'm seeing that it fits into a larger pattern of her actions.
March 21, 2011 |
Question: I would like to get a female perspective on this, please. I have two grown granddaughters. We had a very good relationship when they were growing up, and each had a lovely church wedding. In My Day the bridal shower was a way to get female members of both families together and was a lot of fun. All females of both families were invited. My problem: I was not invited. I am presentable and I know my manners. The mother of those girls and I did not get along well, and I wonder if it was her influence to omit me. Or, is it a new custom?
October 8, 2010
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend "Chucky" and I have been together for a while, and things are starting to get serious. I'm 15, and he's almost 18. I'm falling in love with him, which has never happened with any other guy. I really think he's "The One. " Chucky proposed, but it isn't official yet. I still have no ring, but I'm thinking of accepting. Now he says he wants a baby. I'm too young to be having a baby, but he says he'll take care of me if it happens. I trust him, but I don't know what to believe.
June 2, 2008 |
HELLO, young lovers, wherever you are . . . getting ready to walk down the wedding aisle. Engagement party. Check. Bridal shower. Check. Bachelor party weekend. Check. Bachelorette party weekend. Check. Destination wedding so the party goes on for at least three or four days. Check. Photos and videos. Check. Matching table linens, party favors, exquisite floral arrangements (so what if the blooms have to be flown in from Tahiti? The colors must be PERFECT)
July 29, 2005 |
This is what happens when a state senator falls in love with a diva: One minute he's down on his knees in the snow proposing marriage, the next minute Entertainment Tonight has snapped up film rights to his tuxedo fitting. Sounds like the makings of a reality series to us! On Saturday, when Pennsylvania Sen. Vincent Hughes, a Democrat from Philadelphia, says "I do" in Los Angeles to Sheryl Lee Ralph, the breakout Broadway star of Dreamgirls, the nuptials at First American Methodist Episcopal Church and reception in the City Club will be captured by ET cameras, with highlights to air next week.
November 10, 2003 |
We have all seen how a sudden rainstorm can dampen plans. But you can still make the best of a rainy situation - especially when it washes away the pretense of a new relationship. Twice rain has helped show me what was to become of early-stage relationships. My first experience with a dating downpour occurred in high school. At 17, I was a typical suave and sophisticated romancer. Any girl could see this, once she got past my erratic skin. But on one date, I wanted to lay on the charm, so I took this girl miniature-golfing.