June 3, 2016
Makes 4 to 6 servings 1 small ripe watermelon, rind removed, diced into 1/4-inch cubes 2 medium heirloom tomatoes, diced into 1/4-inch chunks 8 large fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ½ teaspoon sea salt 2 heads Belgian endive 4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled 1. Combine the watermelon, tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and salt in a large bowl. Allow the mixture to marinate in the refrigerator up to 30 minutes. 2. Take the fresh endive and carefully peel off each leaf one by one until you reach the small leaves at the core.
May 11, 2016
By Michelle Nunn The saying goes that those who don't learn history are doomed to repeat it. But I fear that people who aren't familiar with one remarkable chapter in American history will be doomed not to repeat it. And it bears repeating. This chapter launched from right here in Philadelphia in the wake of World War II, when the cargo ship American Traveller left carrying 15,000 boxes of food for families clinging to survival in war-torn Europe. The shipment had been organized by a new humanitarian group called CARE.
April 23, 2016
"One fine day, in a fit of euphoria, after he had picked up the telephone and taken an order for zero-coupon bonds that had brought him a $50,000 commission, just like that, this very phrase had bubbled up into his brain. On Wall Street he and a few others -- how many? - three hundred, four hundred, five hundred? - had become precisely that ... Masters of the Universe. " - "Bonfire of the Vanities," Tom Wolfe Donald Trump, a man about town in Manhattan, doubtless fancies himself a Master of the Universe.
February 29, 2016
Lindsey Vonn suffered a minor fracture in her left knee Saturday during a World Cup super-G crash in El Tarter, Andorra, but didn't rule out her start in a combined event the next day. "Got caught in the soft snow today and crashed pretty hard," Vonn wrote on Facebook. "I will wait and see how I feel tomorrow to decide if I can race. " Vonn appeared on the start list for the super-G portion of Sunday's combined event, released by the International Ski Federation. Chasing her fifth title, Vonn was leading the overall World Cup standings going into the race, 23 points ahead of Lara Gut . SOCCER The Union capped their 2016 preseason by beating Toronto FC, 1-0, on Saturday, finishing play at the Suncoast Invitational tournament in St. Petersberg, Fla. C.J. Sapong scored the game-winning goal in the 60th minute after intercepting a bad pass from the Toronto defense.
January 1, 2016
HAWAII Executive action on guns expected President Obama is expected to take executive action next week to expand background checks on gun sales, according to an individual whose gun-control advocacy group has been briefed by administration officials about the timing. The person was not authorized to discuss details before the announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity. White House officials would not confirm the timing. Spokesman Eric Schultz said the president would prefer that Congress act, but he knows that prospect is unlikely.
December 4, 2015
I DIDN'T KILL three people at Planned Parenthood. I didn't wake up one morning, forget to take my meds, get my fill at some of my favorite pornographic websites, smoke a few joints, load up my (probably registered) semi-automatic, pull out my map, get in my car, drive toward the clinic in Colorado Springs and take aim. I didn't scream about Jesus to my neighbors while cheating on my significant other-of-the-moment, produce numerous children with numerous partners, abuse my spouse, gamble, or call people who kill abortionists "heroes.
December 2, 2015 |
THE DETAILS of the mass shooting in Colorado Springs, Colo. are simply awful. On a fall afternoon, a white male in the Rocky Mountain city of 445,000 people carrying a semiautomatic rifle as well as a gas can began firing at innocent civilians. He killed three people, including a decorated Army veteran; friends noted the irony that the victim had survived duty in Iraq only to be gunned down on the streets of what Money magazine once called "The Best Place to Live" in America. The gunman then turned his weaponry on law enforcement, engaging in a gunbattle with cops while the three people whom he shot lay dying.
November 21, 2015 |
Sometimes as a youngster in the small Kenyan village where his family farmed, Abraham Kiprop Rutto would look up toward the clear sky and see a passing airplane. Though his future figured to be as earthbound as his father's, the boy dreamed that one day such a plane would carry him to strange new lands, no small ambition for a rural African youngster. Soon he found a way. "My friends were running and going abroad in planes," Rutto said. "And I said, 'I want to fly in one and go abroad so I will run too.' " Rutto ran so hard he eventually caught up with his dream.
September 27, 2015 |
JORDAN HICKS has a hard time remembering exactly how old he was when his parents got divorced, but he knows he was very young. Growing up, he didn't know any different. After the separation, Hicks and his mother, Kelly Justice, stayed in Indianapolis for a few years, then moved to South Carolina, where they remained until Hicks reached the fifth grade. Hicks' father, Scott, who played basketball at Notre Dame from 1984 to '87, stayed behind in Indianapolis, where he's now the head varsity basketball coach at Broad Ripple Magnet High School.
September 3, 2015 |
The first time, Matt Szczur said, it kind of catches you off guard. You make the big leagues out of spring training, but April is barely half over when you're called into the manager's office. The general manager is in there, too, they're telling you that they want you to get regular at-bats, that they're real happy with you, but that you're going back to triple A. It's not a shock anymore. Szczur, the former Villanova football all-American and baseball star from Lower Cape May High School, now 26 years old, has shuttled between the Chicago Cubs and their top farm club 10 times this season.