April 21, 2011 |
ONE OF THE most vivid memories of my boyhood was the period just before April 15. Every year, my father, preparing to submit his tax forms, commandeered the dining-room table, which he totally covered with papers and forms, as well as pencils and a calculator. During those couple of days, you had to leave the house, as Dad was in an almost constant rage, smoke practically pouring out of his ears. My father was a Goldwater Republican. To him, the federal government ranked below the Mafia, and taxes were nothing short of robbery.
April 9, 2011 |
An effort to remove City Council members Marian Tasco and Frank Rizzo and City Commission Chairwoman Marge Tartaglione from the May 17 primary election ballot is in the hands of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The state Commonwealth Court yesterday sent three lawsuits up the judicial ladder, saying the higher court has jurisdiction in election matters. But an opinion by Commonwealth Senior Judge Rochelle Friedman made clear how that court would rule if the case comes back for another review.
April 1, 2011
What: NCAA Tournament, Final Four When: Tomorrow, 6:09 p.m. Where: Reliant Stadium, Houston TV: CBS3 Radio: ESPN (97.3-FM, 97.5-FM, 950) How they got here: Butler defeated No. 9 Old Dominion, 60-58; No. 1 Pittsburgh, 71-70; No. 4 Wisconsin, 61-54; and No. 2 Florida, 74-71 (OT). VCU defeated No. 11 USC, 59-46; No. 6 Georgetown, 74-56; No. 3 Purdue, 94-76; No. 10 Florida State, 72-71 (OT); and No. 1 Kansas, 71-61. Coaches: Butler's Brad Stevens (116-24); VCU's Shaka Smart (55-20)
March 19, 2011 |
Brandon Rozzell led four players in double figures and Virginia Commonwealth made 12 three-pointers to stun Georgetown with a 74-56 win that showed any remaining doubters the Rams do, indeed, belong in the NCAA tournament. Rozzell tied his career high with six three-pointers and finished with 26 points, while Joey Rodriguez had 17 points and seven assists. Bradford Burgess and Jamie Skeen added 12 each. It is the first time the 11th-seeded Rams (25-11) have won more than one game in the NCAA tournament, and they'll now play third-seeded Purdue on Sunday in the Southwest Regional.
March 12, 2011 |
The Forum, one of Philadelphia's last pornographic movie theaters, was denied permission Friday to turn its building into a full-service emporium with nude dancers and rooms for private encounters, after Commonwealth Court struck down a zoning variance that had outraged surrounding Center City neighborhoods. "All those guys outside in trenchcoats will be sorely disappointed," said an exultant Tony Radwanski, an aide to City Council President Anna C. Verna, who had long opposed the expansion.
February 24, 2011 |
For most of the game, you could not separate Drexel and Virginia Commonwealth with a stat sheet. Even though the teams play the game a different way, they are a perfect match. And nothing is ever unearned. It was the final regular-season game at the Daskalakis Athletic Center for three Dragons seniors (Gerald Colds, Yannick Formbor and Ronald Colbert). It was also a game that would impact seeding for next week's Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. Most important, it was a game Drexel needed to win. For now and later.
August 27, 2010
Applebrook's Catherine Elliott used a tournament-best 74 to capture the Women's Golf Association of Philadelphia's 104th Stroke Play Championship on Thursday at Manufacturers Golf and Country Club. Elliott, tied for sixth place after the first day of the 36-hole competition, overtook 18-hole leaders Marji Goldman and Kerry Rutan of the Philadelphia Cricket Club to post a two-day total of 155. Elliott won by a stroke and claimed the Mary Thayer Farnum Cup. Elliott, who helped Penn win the Ivy League title this spring, also claimed the WGAP's Silver Cross, which is awarded to the player with the lowest combined scores from the Farnum Cup and the qualifying round of the Amateur Championship.
August 11, 2010
Women's Golf Association BOYLE CUP Quarterfinals: Ali and Matt Tutelman, Green Valley, def. Joanne Bidwell, Old York Road, and Daniel Kluger, Cedarbrook, 2 up; Laura Ladden and Jim Simmons, Whitford, def. Beverly and John Brennan, Spring Ford, 1 up; Linda Kennedy and Steve Krevitz, Commonwealth, def. Christina Koerper and Paul Kovalcheck, LuLu, 1 up; Catherine Elliott, Applebrook, and Jeff Klagholz, Rolling Green, def. Jean and Sam Paddison,...
July 21, 2010 |
A Philadelphia judge this morning struck from the record testimony given by accused cop killer Eric Deshann Floyd after he refused to answer the prosecutor's questions. Floyd, 35, one of two men on trial for the May 3, 2008 murder of police Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski, denied taking part in the killing and denied taking part in two home invasions in the weeks leading up to the officer's death. Floyd fell silent after Assistant District Attorney Jude Conroy continued to press him about his involvement in the crimes.