March 16, 2015 |
During a six-day span last week, the Eagles added eight new contracts and about $40 million of salary against their 2015 cap. On the seventh day, the Eagles rested. Friday offered the first quiet 24 hours of the free-agency period. That doesn't even include moves from the previous weeks, such as releasing expensive veterans Todd Herremans, Trent Cole, and Cary Williams. Add in the trades of Nick Foles and LeSean McCoy, and the departures of Jeremy Maclin and Nate Allen, among other changes, and the Eagles are replacing eight opening-day starters.
June 27, 2013
EVERY YEAR, the Supremes save their greatest hits for the final act, and the final days of its 2012-13 calendar were no exception. Here's a look at the week that was: * MONDAY: The high court started its drive with a punt - on the contentious issue of affirmative action in college admissions. In a 7-1 verdict, the court sent a lawsuit by a white woman against the University of Texas back to the lower courts. A majority opinion said that a diverse student body is a worthwhile goal but that universities will need to better justify the formulas they use to get there.
June 2, 2013 |
IT'S TATTLE'S WEEK in Review with some items we missed or forgot about: Friday The 11,000 cougar-ish respondents of a CougarLife.com survey decided that they wanted to sink their teeth into Cole Hamels , the second most wanted baseball player behind the Mets' David Wright . Thursday Band of brothers Hanson is celebrating its 21st year as a group with its own brand of beer, Mmmhops. Profits will go to the Red Cross's Oklahoma relief fund. Wednesday Justin Bieber 's run of bad behavior continued.
May 26, 2013
The Philadelphia Orchestra's May 28-June 10 visit to China will include master classes with Chinese students; sectional coachings with local orchestras; performances at schools and hospitals; career lectures by orchestra administrators, managers, and musicians; and events commemmorating the 1973 China visit, as well as the following concerts: Friday, Hangzhou : Hangzhou Grand Theatre First performance by a U.S. orchestra in...
October 15, 2012 |
Conestoga's field hockey team had a grueling week, with four games in five days. But the Pioneers took it in stride, one day at a time and came out unscathed last week with wins over Archbishop Wood, Ridley, Garnet Valley, and West Chester Rustin. With such a physically and mentally demanding schedule, Conestoga coach Megan Ryan faced a difficult task. "We took each game day by day, just focusing on who we had on that given day, really focusing on who the opponent is," Ryan said.
August 20, 2012 |
WOLFEBORO, N.H. - President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney spent a quiet Sunday attending church with their families, resting up for the campaign's final 11 weeks and the approaching party nominating conventions. While the Romneys enjoyed beautiful sunshine in New Hampshire, and the Obamas endured rain in Washington, both men sent top advisers to the Sunday talk shows. These surrogates sparred mainly over Medicare and taxes, just as the candidates themselves have done for days.
May 22, 2012 |
Forty-nine years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation establishing a week to commemorate the contributions of U.S. small businesses. Every president since then has continued the tradition, known as National Small Business Week. The 2012 recognition is this week, featuring a variety of events designed to trumpet and empower a group of business owners whose total size is hard to quantify. The federal government says small businesses total more than 27 million.
December 11, 2011 |
NEW YORK - The Pennsylvania legislature may have only a week left before its winter break, but its members are nonetheless trying to cram in debate on a number of high-profile - and controversial - bills. School vouchers, redistricting, a Marcellus Shale impact fee, and voter ID are among the measures the two chambers will consider. "It's going to be a busy week," House Speaker Sam Smith (R., Jefferson) said Saturday. "Will we get it all done? I don't know. " Smith said that there were still attempts to work out a deal on a natural gas extraction fee - and that if no action is taken before Gov. Corbett's budget address in February, the measure was in danger of getting mired on the legislative sideline.
December 5, 2011 |
THE COUNTDOWN continues to the return of the NBA as the final steps are being put in place to end the lockout and start free agency and training camps this week. Here is a day-by-day breakdown of some of what you can expect: Today * NBA executives and coaches can start talking to players, including free agents, beginning at 10 a.m., ESPN.com reported. Teams also can give physicals to players, meaning free-agent visits will be allowed. However, no oral or written agreements can be reached with free agents, as has been the case since Wednesday.