April 14, 2016 |
The prescription-drug addiction crisis has been more than two decades in the making. Now, all levels of government are scrambling to stop a public health disaster that Pennsylvania's top drug official described Tuesday as the worst since the 1918-19 flu. Meetings in Philadelphia highlighted the urgency, with physicians gathering in the morning and a top federal drug official appearing at another panel in the afternoon. Meanwhile, Gov. Wolf announced Tuesday that all public high schools will get free supplies of the drug Narcan to reverse overdoses of opioid painkillers and heroin.
December 27, 2015 |
It would seem unfair to compare Nelson Agholor to his wide receiving predecessors with the Eagles. DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin were in their sixth years when they set career season-highs in Chip Kelly's offense. Agholor is only a rookie. But the Eagles have essentially made the comparison inevitable. They slotted Agholor into Jackson's and Maclin's old starting spot on the right and have often given their first-round pick the same number of snaps per game. Needless to say, he has fallen short.
August 1, 2015 |
CHICAGO - When you're replacing a player who accomplished what running back Melvin Gordon did for Wisconsin last season, the comparisons are inevitable. That's what faces Corey Clement as he becomes the "next guy" seeking to continue the Badgers' tradition of outstanding runners. And what does the former Glassboro High School star think of all the comparisons? "It sucks," Clement, sporting a wide smile, said Thursday at the Big Ten football media day. "I'm . . . tired . . . of . . . it. " On a more serious note, he continued: "It's great to be compared to him in the sense of, 'Wow, you and Melvin are on the same team,' but not statistics-wise.
July 27, 2015 |
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI vs. 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium vs. 2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring: Cargo competition. Prices: The SportWagen was $31,605; the Outback was $31,535; and the CX-5 was $33,840, all equipped as tested. The Subaru started out cheapest before options at $26,995; the SportWagen next at $28,525; and the Mazda $29,470. Conventional wisdom: Edmunds says the Golf SportWagen sports "premium cabin materials and construction; more interior room; refined driving dynamics" but suffers because "sluggish automatic transmission response could carry over; TDI carries a premium price.
June 30, 2015 |
Even before his two-night RBI binge at Yankee Stadium reached a level of utter ridiculousness, Maikel Franco was already drawing a lofty comparison. It was the third inning of Monday's 11-8 Phillies win when, as Franco stepped in for his second at-bat, the Yankees' broadcast flashed to a split screen. One half of the picture displayed the 22-year-old Franco, just two innings prior, lifting an 89-m.p.h. cutter into the left-centerfield seats. The other showed none other than future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols, hitting a fastball out of the same park for the Los Angeles Angels.
June 17, 2015 |
THE STARS of the new teens-confronting-cancer movie are sick and tired of talking about that other teens-confronting-cancer movie. "It's annoying!" said Olivia Cooke, star of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," a movie she was already in the midst of making when "The Fault in Our Stars" hit theaters last year. "It's almost like people want to start a rivalry, or create this tension," Cooke said, during a brief visit to Philadelphia with co-star Thomas Mann. "Someone says this, someone else says that and I don't give a [crap]
March 14, 2015 |
Gun-rights groups are planning a peaceful show of force in Lower Merion on Sunday. But in promoting the event, they seem to have spawned a war of words. The event invites gun owners from around the state to bring lawfully owned permitted weapons to Bala Cynwyd Park at 1 p.m. to protest a township ordinance that refers to gun-carrying in public parks. The ordinance does not ban legal guns from parks, but rally organizers say it is vaguely written and should be repealed. In an interview with a Main Line newspaper Wednesday, Kim Stolfer, a Pittsburgh man who founded Firearms Owners Against Crime, said the rally is about civil rights and would be "a Rosa Parks moment.
December 7, 2014 |
The legislative committee investigating the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge has compiled a report of its findings. It comes nine months after Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, a law firm retained by Gov. Christie's office, released its own report. Here is a comparison of some of the reports' key findings, including about Christie's role. Key individuals Gibson Dunn report : "Our investigation found that David Wildstein (then of the Port Authority) and Bridget Kelly (then one of the deputy chiefs of staff in the governor's office)
March 17, 2014 |
Why don't they just hire Vanguard ? The Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System thought some explaining was in order. PSERS needed $1.4 billion from state and local property taxpayers last year, and it expects to need $2.7 billion next year, it told legislators in February in its yearly report. That's after paying $552 million to hundreds of private investment firms - more than half the total for private equity, private debt, hedge, venture capital, commodity, and other investments you can't buy from a broker - to keep its assets from sliding farther below its liabilities.
February 14, 2014 |
THE OPENING sequence, in many ways, defined sports television in the 1960s and '70s and '80s. On Saturday afternoon, pretty much every Saturday afternoon, the familiar music would play in the background and the great Jim McKay would read these words: Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport. The thrill of victory . . . . . . and the agony of defeat. The human drama of athletic competition. This is ABC's "Wide World of Sports.