September 16, 2016 |
DEAR ABBY: Years ago, I dated an awful guy. He possessed just about every negative quality you could imagine. I dated him anyway because I was immature, depressed, and lonely. Since we broke up and I got my mental health back on track, my life has been wonderful. I keep moving up and forward in life. I hear through the grapevine that his life, on the other hand, is in shambles. I blame myself for wasting the time I did with him. Sometimes, when he pops into my head I get sick to my stomach.
September 15, 2016 |
On Oct. 9, 2010, in the fourth quarter of Vanderbilt's 52-6 victory over Eastern Michigan, Jordan Matthews caught a pass from a quarterback named Jared Funk. It went for 35 yards, and it was the first of Matthews' 262 receptions at Vanderbilt - the most of any player in Southeastern Conference history. On Sunday, in the fourth quarter of the Eagles' 29-10 victory over the Browns, Matthews caught a pass from a quarterback named Carson Wentz. It went for 16 yards, and it was the latest of Matthews' 159 receptions with the Eagles - the most of any player through 33 games in franchise history.
September 13, 2016 |
WASHINGTON - Odubel Herrera entered Sunday with 56 strikeouts in his last 57 games. He has walked just 16 times in that span as his batting average and on-base percentage have reached season lows. It is hard to believe this is the same hitter who started the season with one of baseball's most patient approaches. "I don't really know what has changed - all that I know is that before, it was easier for me to be selective," Herrera said through an interpreter. "It was easier for me to identify good pitches from bad pitches.
September 12, 2016 |
Both his parents had died, and once Ken Butler turned 18, he officially "aged out" of foster care. That meant the checks stopped coming to his foster parents. He was given a garbage bag for his belongings and put out on the street. "I was homeless, sleeping in SEPTA shelters, until I started working at three jobs and got an apartment," Butler recalls. Other kids had parents they could ask for help. But, he says: "I had to do it all on my own, which is impossible. Everybody needs somebody.
September 12, 2016 |
Authorities are still searching for a 21-year-old Bensalem woman who was reported missing by her family and whose car was found Tuesday night in Tyler State Park in Bucks County. Lindsey Piccone "is still missing," Lt. William McVey of the Bensalem Township Police Department said by email Saturday morning. There were extensive searches all week for Piccone, McVey said, including several in the park by police and fire departments with the assistance of K-9 units and search-and-rescue teams.
September 12, 2016 |
Musicians and management of the Philadelphia Orchestra have agreed to continue talking for an unspecified period beyond the end of the current labor deal, which had been set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Monday. The negotiating committee for players updated the orchestra's rank-and-file membership late Friday on the play-and-talk development, which does not formally extend the contract to a specific date, but keeps musicians working under the current terms. An initial offer of a new five-year contract called for no raises in the first two years, and 1 percent raises in each of the following three years.
September 11, 2016 |
Question: By mutual agreement, my ex and I ended our six-year relationship last year. We've remained friendly because we recognize that we simply grew up and grew apart since we met in college but still enjoy the friendship our relationship was rooted in. When we broke up, my mom made many insulting implications about me and spent weeks trying to find the "real reason" we ended it, wildly guessing everything from money problems to my not-approved-by-her career....
August 31, 2016 |
Arcadia University was roiled in 2013 when the board of trustees suddenly, and without explanation, fired its president. Three years later, troubles continue at the Glenside university. Ten members of the board of trustees have resigned in recent months, and five more have left as their terms expired, according to the outgoing president of the faculty senate, Peter Siskind. That means nearly half of the board that oversaw the university a year ago is no longer there. Those who have left include distinguished members, some with leadership positions and roles in overseeing finances.
August 19, 2016
This is the third of three excerpts from Lisa Scottoline's new novel, "Damaged," now in stores. Chapter Two, cont'd 'He broke up with Suzanne when she got pregnant. She met him up at Penn State. She was in the honors program but when she got pregnant, she dropped out. Suzanne could have been an accountant, too. " Edward shook his head. "Anyway, we heard he died in a motorcycle accident, two years later. " "And when Suzanne dropped out, did she come home?" "Yes, and I was happy to have her. Patrick was born, and Suzanne devoted herself to him. Since she passed, I'm all Patrick has now. I'm his only family.
August 6, 2016 |
An app created to lessen food waste during the Democratic National Convention will continue to serve the homeless after collecting more than five tons of food over eight days. The Food Connect app, launched July 15 by Food Connect and other local antihunger organizations, allows restaurants, caterers, and individuals to enter their location and have extra food picked up by a vehicle driven by volunteers. Between July 21 and 29, the app collected 11,239 pounds of food, enough for 9,366 meals, city officials said Thursday.