February 28, 2016
On Feb. 20, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia held its third annual Cheers for CHOP. Nearly 600 supporters attended the event at the Valley Forge Casino. Guests enjoyed food, cocktails, silent and live auctions, and dancing to the live entertainment of DJ Jazzy Jeff, Go Go Gadjet, and Saved by the 90s. Speakers Katy Friedland, Friends of CHOP president, and event cochairs Allison and Jon Lubert, and Jen and Jon Rodack addressed the crowd, celebrating the mission and commitment of Children's Hospital to advance its research, teaching, and clinical priorities.
May 20, 2008
WITH respect to the venerable TV Guide column "Cheers and Jeers," I'd like to propose cheers for the brave actions of two Philadelphia political figures. Let's start with Mayor Nutter, who, devastated by the murder of police Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski, loudly laid the blame for his death right on the doorsteps of the National Rifle Association. They, as you know, have fought every single effort, both locally and nationally, to have any type of even reasonable gun control measures enacted, and in 2004 blocked the renewal of the federal ban on assault rifles.
January 9, 2012
IN 2005, Upper Darby surfaced on the Delaware Valley's radar. That was not necessarily good news for Philadelphia's bedroom suburb. The media suddenly were filled with accounts of "scumbags," "bums," "thugs" and "criminal enterprise" coming from new Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. The last phrase landed him in court. The outspoken top cop, who rose through the ranks of the Philadelphia Police Department and then became chief of police in Middletown, Pa., and Portland, Maine, before returning to his home turf, has a dual reputation as SuperCop and also as a media-friendly quote machine.
December 13, 2011 |
Temple coach Steve Addazio coached Tim Tebow during their time at Florida. He sees what's happening now at the NFL level, where the second-year quarterback has become one of the most polarizing athletes in recent memory: mainly for not necessarily looking the part and defying the odds to lead the Denver Broncos to wins in seven of his eight starts, which, of course, has left the experts perplexed. Anyway, here is Tebow's former offensive coordinator's admittedly biased take on the situation.
February 20, 2011
The bleachers at the Carpenter Complex were filled to capacity Saturday for the first full-squad workout. What happens on the field isn't exactly glamorous. There are fielding drills, running drills, bullpen sessions, and pickoff practice. Yet when Cliff Lee took the mound for bunt-fielding practice, a loud ovation came. Lee cracked a smile. So did some of his teammates. Just another day at camp.
December 30, 1995
No matter what tale the scoreboard lights at the Vet tell at about 7:30 this evening, Eagles fans, there's reason to rejoice in the season the team you follow with such moody fanaticism has had. Your team is playing a postseason game in its frigid, carpeted home for the first time since 1990. Your coach, the pleasingly blunt Ray Rhodes, was rightly named coach of the year. Your team's players - with a few exceptions, notably the unsilent (Ricky) Watters of "For who? For what?"
September 28, 2012 |
BALTIMORE - Referee Gene Steratore turned on his microphone to greet the captains of the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens for the pregame coin toss Thursday night. "Good evening, men," Steratore said. "It's good to be back. " The stadium erupted in a roar. Yes, the real refs are back. Official harmony is restored to the NFL. Steratore and his seven-man crew donned their familiar stripes for the first game of Week 4 after 3 weeks of replacement officials created moments of chaos throughout the league.
September 24, 2001 |
There were no cheerleaders, no announcers. No band played. But there was the slightest snap of autumn in the air, and a hillside of cheering onlookers. Young men in maroon and gold huddled, then lined up. A football swiveled through the air and, on this day, into the local history books. With the kickoff last Monday, football, at long last, had come to Avon Grove High School. It was the school's first home game ever. Bill Corkadel was glad he could be there. "It makes me feel young again," said Corkadel, one of Avon Grove's first graduates - the class of '58. "I wish I was a student here now, and could be out there playing with them.
April 11, 1989 |
Michael Jack Schmidt, hitting number four, playing third base. " The public address system rings loud and clear. A Phillies' line-up without that announcement would be like a Rolls Royce without a motor. Who can imagine such a happening? Who would want to hear of such a line-up, or even suggest that one is on the horizon? Sorry, I forgot Bill Conlin. It seems as though Bill is trying to rush to a close the greatest third base career of all time. Even if one believes the end is in sight, should he not handle the subject in a more gentle fashion?
July 8, 1993 |
It's been a year since eight big buses pulled up in front of the steel workers' union hall on Charles Street. Bill Clinton and Al Gore - fresh from the Democratic convention - clambered out to glad-hand the crowd and to talk about change. America's future president promised Coatesville that he would put its residents back to work. He promised to send their children to college. He promised to "put people first. " The crowd exploded in applause and cheers. Six months into office, Clinton has picked his Cabinet, submitted a budget and started translating promises into policies.