January 4, 2015 |
IF EAGLES fans had been polled on New Year's Eve 2012, the day Andy Reid was fired in the wake of a dismal 4-12 season, and asked how they felt about a combined 19 or 20 victories over the two seasons that followed, it's safe to say that win total would've been pretty well received. Chip Kelly finished third in the Sportsperson of the Year voting at this time a year ago, when the Eagles were on the verge of a six-win turnaround and an NFC East title in the coach's first NFL season.
December 31, 2014 |
DISTRAUGHT over the playoff-less plight of your professional sports teams? Don't fret, Philadelphia. There are always playoffs in high school sports! And this season, Public League basketball should offer some intense competition. Plenty of regular-season action remains, but defending Pub champ Martin Luther King is off to a strong start behind returning guards Sammy Foreman and Jabri McCall, with 6-8 Roxborough transfer Tyere Marshall patrolling the middle. Constitution, Pub runner-up and defending Class AA state champ, returns with a talented group, most of whom have played together since freshman year.
December 26, 2014 |
Q: I DIDN'T GET laid once in 2014. My New Year's resolution is to change that. But besides that, I don't know what I can do different. I take women out from time to time, but always end up in the friend zone. Mia: Not the dreaded friend zone! Once you end up in that category, it's hard to get out. The next time you take a woman out, make it clear from the start that you are her date - not her friend. Hold her hand. Pull out her chair. Pay the bill and when the night is over kiss her good night.
December 17, 2014 |
IT LOOKED LIKE an open-and-shut case. But "Tollie" had a last-minute surprise for the Bucks County court. Don Tollefson, a former fixture of Philly sports journalism, withdrew the guilty plea in his much-publicized fraud case yesterday and announced that he's ready to go to trial in the new year with a new attorney. Himself. The ex-sportscaster had entered the plea in late September amid a long parade of alleged victims ready to testify against him. Prosecutors had said at the time that more than 200 people had come forward, claiming to have been bilked by a scheme that peddled bogus sports-ticket packages that were supposed to benefit a host of charities.
December 12, 2014 |
ABOUT TWO WEEKS after college student Shane Montgomery seemingly disappeared into thin air after leaving a Manayunk pub early Thanksgiving morning, police yesterday renewed their search of the Schuylkill's waters based on new information gleaned in the case. Since Montgomery, 21, a Roxborough native, was last seen leaving Kildare's on Main Street near Conarroe about 1:50 a.m. Nov. 27, the case has stumped investigators, one of whom, several days after his disappearance, told the Daily News they were "desperate for clues.
December 11, 2014 |
THE DISTRICT'S Office of Inspector General has launched an investigation to determine why a North Philadelphia charter school operator paid thousands of dollars to a contractor to paint a school, where maintenance workers claim they did the work. The probe follows a Daily News article published Friday in which current and former employees at Olney Charter High questioned $163,365 in payments that ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania made to Lyon Contracting to paint the school in 2011.
December 2, 2014 |
WHEN JEN Bellot read her little boys a story in last weekend's Daily News about dozens of endangered cats at Pier 70 along the Delaware River in South Philadelphia, 8-year-old Sage and 5-year-old Lior knew just where they wanted some of their Christmas donation money to go. "They had some money to donate, and they wanted to give half to church and half to the cats," Bellot, 36, said yesterday after she and the boys piled into the family minivan...
November 21, 2014 |
IN A DECISION that Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey called "disappointing," an arbitrator on Wednesday moved to reinstate fired Philadelphia narcotics cop Jeffrey Cujdik. Ramsey booted Cujdik from the force in May, following a long-running Internal Affairs investigation into allegations that the veteran cop lied on search warrants and had an inappropriate relationship with an informant - and then lied about both to investigators. The allegations were first unearthed in the 2009 Daily News series "Tainted Justice.