September 1, 2015
I'M HEADED to the beach - but not before circling back to check in with the subjects of some of my best-read columns this year: * Remember Amber Andujar? She's the Camden girl whose throat was slashed during a brutal home invasion three years ago tomorrow. She and her three siblings were home alone when a knife-wielding monster broke into their home on Ware Street and sexually assaulted Amber, who had been asleep on a couch. Her little brother, Dominick Andujar, was awakened by her screams of terror and bravely rushed in to help.
June 5, 2014 |
Garnet Valley athletic director Seth Brunner handed Jenny Purvis a Hershey bar, and the coach took two steps back before yelling, "We're going to Hershey. " When her players returned from celebrating around goalie Paige Mitros, Purvis stood in front of Garnet Valley's bench holding the candy bar in both hands, extended toward her players. The bar represented what the Garnet Valley girls' lacrosse team has worked for since missing the state playoffs last season, and what it earned with its 20-7 win over Mount Lebanon at Cumberland Valley on Tuesday in the PIAA state semifinals.
August 23, 2013 |
HARRY SCOTT'S life could be a reality series. In 1995, the Jersey Shore resident attended baseball games - arriving in time for the start of each one and remaining for the duration no matter how long they lasted - in all 28 major league ballparks at the time. And he did it in 28 days. In 2009, he did the same thing with the 30 that there are now, in 30 days. Last year, he played a round of golf in every state in 50 days, from Maine to Sarah Palin's hometown in Alaska. Now he's expanding his horizons by going global.
April 1, 2013 |
Few public places remain in Millville, N.J., where Mike Trout goes unbothered. He still has Jim's Lunch, a popular luncheonette on East Main Street. He eats his six burgers - sauce, no cheese - at a back table without interruption. Rochelle Maul makes sure of it. Maul works the cash register. She's a de facto security guard. Customers stare at Trout because that's what baseball fans tend to do when perhaps the finest baseball player in the world eats lunch right in the middle of town.
March 20, 2013 |
Joseph H. Wiseman Jr., 83, of Lower Moreland, a longtime engineer, died Thursday, March 14, of pneumonia at Aria Health-Torresdale Campus. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Wiseman graduated from Olney High School in 1947 and what is now Drexel University in 1951. He lived in Holland, Bucks County, for 30 years before moving to Lower Moreland in 1993. He was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers after completing the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps at Drexel.
December 20, 2012 |
It was a Philadelphia phenomenon: This summer, two of cinema's biggest stars, Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman, were left largely undisturbed as locals instead cozied up to their Paranoia costar: the unusually fan-friendly Liam Hemsworth - and his visiting fiancee, pop princess Miley Cyrus. The cast is back in town, at least until this week. And the lovely young couple are again embracing Philly and getting chummy with, really, anyone who wants to get chummy. Hemsworth was barely back to work last week when three freshmen La Salle University speech pathology majors heard he was around the corner at Rogues Gallery and ditched their class trip at the Mütter Museum to gawk.
June 17, 2011 |
The rules to ride the Giant Wheel at Morey's Piers in Wildwood will be strengthened when it resumes spinning Saturday, but the changes aren't enough for the family of the 11-year-old girl who died in a fall from the Ferris wheel two weeks ago. Lawyers for the family of Abiah Jones said that the ride should not be used until it can be retrofitted with lap restraints in each car. "Otherwise, what happened to Abiah Jones could happen again," said...
June 15, 2011 |
She was both "old and young," her mother said, a studious little girl who liked to have fun but dreamed of being a lawyer or doctor someday. But Abiah Jones, 11, wasn't old enough to be alone on the 156-foot Ferris wheel in Wildwood on June 3, her parents said, and she shouldn't have died so young, while on a class trip with friends. "This is the biggest loss and the worst thing I have ever been through in my life," Twanda Jones, Abiah's mother, said yesterday afternoon at a Center City law firm.
May 17, 2011
1NOTE THREATENED TRIP TO SPIRIT OF PHILADELPHIA A class trip to Philadelphia by a group of Bucks County sixth-graders had to be revamped after someone sent a letter warning of a plot by two parents to sicken students on a lunch cruise and then sue for damages. The note warned that the parents were planning to sicken their own children and others from the Council Rock School District. The annual trip is still on, without the cruise on the Spirit of Philadelphia. Students from the Goodnoe Elementary School will still tour the city's historic district.
April 12, 2011 |
Most players dream of a fantastic finish to their senior season. Kevin Comer is still waiting for an official start. The baseball season is nearly two weeks old, and South Jersey's top prospect has yet to throw a pitch. The Seneca senior class trip, an ankle injury, and inclement weather have conspired to keep Comer off the mound. "I'm really excited to finally get in a game that means something," Comer said Tuesday, after coming within seconds of his first pitch of the season.