November 17, 2013 |
THE LEGAL BATTLE being waged among the investors who own the Philadelphia Inquirer , Daily News and Philly.com is shaping up to answer one key question: Was Robert J. Hall acting with the traditional authority of a publisher when he fired Inquirer editor Bill Marimow on Oct. 7, or was he serving as an inside agent of owner George Norcross III? The struggle was cast in World War II terminology in court yesterday when Joseph Podraza Jr., an attorney for owners Lewis Katz and H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, pressed Hall on the issue.
October 30, 2013 |
It was another day of class for 76ers coach Brett Brown and his staff at the practice gym on Monday, just two days before the start of the team's NBA season, and, not surprisingly, there was another new kid in school. Many things are uncertain about those who will wear the Sixers uniform this season, but one sure thing is that there will be a bunch of them. The line figures to move quickly as general manager Sam Hinkie searches for undervalued role players and hidden gems who merely need the polish a good coach can apply.
October 25, 2013
HEATHER McMonnies-Fetter is a mother to a boy named Leif, a girl named Cymbeline and an army of pungent, sensitive children who demand her constant love and attention. "I've got two little human babies," she said, "and 2,000 mushroom babies to take care of eight days a week. " Three years ago, Heather, an art historian, and her husband, Norm, a woodworker, musician and painter, sold their house in Fishtown and hunkered down on a 5.5-acre wooded plot in Spring City, about an hour northwest of the city.
October 14, 2013 |
James Anderson never pictured himself standing in the 76ers locker room and addressing the Philadelphia media after a game. No one did. Back in 2010, the San Antonio Spurs used the 20th overall pick on the 6-foot-6 shooting guard following his junior season at Oklahoma State. At the time, Anderson was regarded as an almost unstoppable catch-and-shoot player. The only reason the Big 12's most valuable player dropped in the draft was because of injury concerns. He hurt his hamstring during a workout with the Houston Rockets and was unable to work out with any other organization.
October 12, 2013 |
In a rare interview about her late boyfriend and Glee costar, Lea Michele says she not only misses Cory Monteith the man, but also the character he played on the TV musical. "I feel like, for me personally, I've lost two people: Cory and Finn," Lea, 27, tells TV Week Australia. "There was no greater man than Cory. " Monteith, who was 31 when he died of a drug overdose in July, was set to be memorialized on Glee on Thursday night. Titled "The Quarterback," the tribute episode took an emotional toll on Lea, but she says she has no plans to leave Glee . "Everyone is asking: 'Is it hard to do this?
October 10, 2013 |
* THE TOMORROW PEOPLE. 9 tonight, CW57. * AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN. 10 TONIGHT, FX. * ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND. 8 p.m. tomorrow, 6ABC. THE ADOLESCENT struggle between fitting in and standing out tends to interest television most when the struggling adolescents are superrich or just plain super. Producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk colored outside those lines in Fox's "Glee," but as their bloodier anthology series, "American Horror Story," returns to FX tonight for its witchy third season, "Coven," it's all about teens with powers (and their even more powerful elders)
September 8, 2013 |
It seems that before their June marriage, convicted killer Ricky "Rolex" Welborn forgot to tell Ameenah Jones a few things. Like that he was serving life without parole, not 15 to 30 years. Or that he had exposed himself to another life term by confessing that he - not two North Philadelphia men serving life - was involved in the 1995 murder of 52-year-old businessman Thomas Keal during a botched robbery. On Friday, recordings of several tense telephone calls between the newlyweds - Welborn, 34, in Frackville Prison and Jones, 26, in West Philadelphia - became key evidence in the appeal seeking a new trial for the pair convicted of killing Keal.
September 4, 2013 |
Ladies, start your engines. The author of the steamy S&M bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey , E.L. James , announced on her Twitter account on Monday that the film adaptation of her book has found its stars. Charlie Hunnam , who plays Jax, the sensitive motorcycle gang leader on FX's Sons of Anarchy , has been cast as the sexually adventurous Christian Grey. Dakota Johnson , half of Fox's short-lived sitcom Ben and Kate, will play Anastasia Steele, Grey's submissive lover.
July 26, 2013
ALTHOUGH a municipality filing for bankruptcy protection is rare, you still ought to be paying attention to what happens to bondholders in the case of Detroit. The city's Chapter 9 filing likely will set some precedents, including how investors and/or their investment advisers view municipal bonds, also known as munis. "I think that the potential risks to the municipal-bond market are serious," said David D. Tawil, co-founder and portfolio manager for Maglan Capital, a New York investment firm that specializes in distressed assets.
July 7, 2013 |
NEWARK, N.J. - A state appellate court has ruled that Newark Mayor Cory Booker was not authorized to cast a vote last year for a City Council replacement candidate. His move had sparked a fracas in the council chamber. The opinion handed down Friday affirmed a lower-court ruling that Booker shouldn't have voted. During its Nov. 20 meeting, the council was deciding who should replace Councilman Donald Payne Jr., who resigned after being elected to Congress. The candidates were Shanique Davis Speight, whom Booker preferred, and John Sharpe James.