May 10, 2016
On Wednesday night, the Daily News was at Raven Lounge (1718 Sansom St.) meeting dozens of bachelors and bachelorettes interested in being profiled in this summer's Sexy Singles. To apply, email photos, contact info, a bio and what makes you sexy to . The deadline is May 27. This year's Sexy Singles feature hits newsstands in August.
May 5, 2016
THE DAILY NEWS won several awards in the 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Keystone Pro Chapter Spotlight Contest. Ronnie Polaneczky and Helen Ubiñas finished 1-2 in Commentary. On Ronnie's columns, judges wrote: "Strong and persuasive writing. Agree or disagree with any one set of her reflections, it doesn't change this fact: This is brilliant, insightful, and consequential. " On Helen's, judges commented: "Tough and focused on real life in the City of Brotherly Love, which needs brotherly and sisterly love more than ever.
April 27, 2016 |
(In the agenda, the Daily News will examine a major issue of the day in Philadelphia sports. We will frame the question and look at it from multiple angles, bringing you opinions from a sports staff unmatched in its experience. The Agenda will run occasionally, only in the Daily News). Les Bowen: I would press for a meeting to try to smooth this over. Take Sam out to dinner. (Jeffrey Lurie knows a nice spot in Fargo, N.D.). Reiterate that he's the QB in 2016, the team should be decent, if Bradford is healthy and productive he'll either be here again as the starter in 2017 or get a bunch of money from somebody else.
April 26, 2016
SUCH IS the state of this year's Republican race for the presidential nomination that the most impressive claim from any candidate has been "I'm not angry. " That was uttered by Ohio Gov. John Kasich during a recent meeting with this editorial board. That utterance alone is not why we are endorsing him, although it almost would have been enough, given the hate-filled clown convention that is the Republican race. Kasich is the grown-up at the table: In his second term as governor of Ohio, he's a former member of Congress who, during his nine-term career, served on the Armed Services Committee and the House Budget Committee.
April 20, 2016 |
FLETCHER COX isn't at NovaCare this week for a voluntary minicamp; he and running back Darren Sproles, who has a family commitment, the Eagles said, are the only two players absent, as new coach Doug Pederson and new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz set up their systems. But ultimately, Cox will be here, de facto general manager Howie Roseman assured reporters. "Fletcher Cox is going to be on our team. He's going to be on our team in October," Roseman said. "We are not trading Fletcher Cox. " Cox, who made his first Pro Bowl after last season, is entering the option year of his 2012 rookie contract, which calls for him to be paid $7.799 million this year.
April 15, 2016 |
A former police officer was charged Wednesday for his role in an alleged theft scandal seven years ago at the Philadelphia Police Department's Firearms Identification Unit, according to court records. Anthony Magsam's arrest on charges of theft, receiving stolen property, and obstruction of administrative law came one week after his former commander, Lt. Vincent J. Testa, committed suicide prior to a scheduled meeting with prosecutors about the case. Magsam, 35, was released from custody Wednesday following an arraignment.
April 1, 2016
Dick Jerardi: 'Cats have horses to win Do I like Villanova as much as I liked California Chrome in the 2014 Kentucky Derby or Smarty Jones in the 2004 Preakness? No, but I really do like the Wildcats to beat Oklahoma Saturday and either North Carolina or Syracuse on Monday for the national championship. Predictions are all about the team (or horse) you like and the caliber of competition. Those two horses were really good and laid over the competition. Villanova is really good and really hot, but the Wildcats do not lay over the competition.
March 31, 2016 |
IT WAS A GREAT showing for the Philadelphia Daily News in the 2015 Keystone Press Awards. Editorial page editor Sandra Shea, who also is director of strategic partnerships for Philadelphia Media Network, the company that owns the Daily News, Inquirer, and Philly.com, won first-place and honorable-mention awards for editorial writing on issues such as the papal visit and the Porngate scandal. Stephanie Farr won an honorable mention in the news-beat category for her coverage of Pope Francis' visit.
March 30, 2016 |
ON THE grandest stages in the area, Lamar Stevens was flat-out dominant for Roman Catholic this season. The 6-7 senior forward and Penn State signee possesses a combination of speed, athleticism and power that helped the Cahillites repeat a threepeat, again claiming PIAA Class AAAA gold along with the AAAA city title and the coveted Catholic League championship. In those three contests, Stevens, who transferred in this season from the Haverford School, averaged 20 points, 9.6 rebounds and shot 55 percent (22-for-40)
March 29, 2016
I SHOULD PREFACE this communication by informing you I've never written a letter to any media member in my 59 years. I feel compelled to at this time after reading Will Bunch's columns of the past several weeks in the Daily News . I've been a regular reader of the Daily News since the mid-1970s. The column about what the next president's move would be after receiving a 3 a.m. call was especially interesting. After Bunch spent six paragraphs denigrating Donald Trump for his lack of knowledge regarding foreign affairs and referring to the Republican Party as a "know-nothing" party, he eventually transitioned to the current president and started his analysis with a statement indicating he'd won the Nobel Prize too early in 2009 and thus has to earn it every day. Regardless of that opinion, what did this president do?