July 1, 2016 |
AFTER THE BET Awards Sunday night, all anyone who watched could talk about was the fiery speech on racism by actor/activist Jesse Williams . It took actress/Fox News contributor Stacey Dash a few extra days to gather her thoughts. Surprise! She was not a fan. If Williams is one of the younger leaders in a new civil rights movement, Dash won't be marching, unless it's to her own drum. Thankfully, E! News tracks Dash's blog: "I've said it before and I'll say it again: BET is keeping racism and segregation alive and this past Sunday's awards show proves it," she wrote.
June 25, 2016 |
Thursday was a bad day for undocumented immigrants, among them Carlos Rojas. In the two decades since he illegally entered the United States from Mexico, Rojas, 44, has made a decent life for himself in South Philadelphia, working as a pastry chef and raising a family - while putting the ever-present possibility of deportation as far from his thoughts as he could. He found hope in a 2014 executive action by President Obama that would have protected him, as the parent of an American-born child, from being sent back to his homeland.
May 30, 2016 |
Aidan Baur hesitated for a moment when he saw the ball bounce away from the catcher and start rolling at a decent pace toward the backstop. "Then I heard my coach [Kevin Schneider] screaming, 'Go, go, go,' " he said. "Once I took off, I knew I had it. " Baur easily scored from third base on a wild pitch, giving Neumann-Goretti a dramatic, 3-2, walk-off victory over St. Joseph's Prep in Saturday afternoon's Catholic League baseball final at sun-splashed Immaculata University. N-G's fifth crown in eight seasons came in highly improbable fashion.
May 29, 2016 |
The island of Jamaica sometimes is called the Sprint Factory of the World. Williamstown seems to be vying for that title in South Jersey. "Sprint capital," Williamstown coach Dwayne Dobbins said after the Braves produced the 100-meter winners in the boys' and girls' meets at the South Jersey Group 4 track and field championship Friday night. Williamstown senior Jared Nicholas "came from nowhere" to capture the 100 in 10.70 seconds at Egg Harbor Township High School. Moments earlier, Williamstown junior Bria Mack broke a nine-year-old meet record set by one of South Jersey's most decorated sprinters to capture the girls' title in a blistering time of 11.68.
May 2, 2016 |
Penn Charter's Anastasia Lewis and Ava Nicolucci proved to be unsolvable for Shipley. The two pitchers combined for a no-hitter as the visiting Quakers defeated Shipley, 15-0, in a nonleague game Saturday. The home team's only baserunner came on the only walk Lewis allowed. Lewis also struck out four in three innings. Nicolucci pitched the final two frames. The Quakers' Faith Fenton hit a grand slam in the third inning. Ayanna Matthews also stood out at the plate, by going 3 for 3. In other nonleague softball action: Alyssa Michniewicz had a double, but visiting Conwell-Egan fell to Steinert, 12-2.
February 18, 2016 |
It was a dash to the finish. The deal to combine Washington's Dickstein Shapiro with Center City-based Blank Rome was hatched on Christmas Eve and became a 45-day sprint as partners at both firms raced to close the transaction. Talks began at a lunch on Dec. 24 between Blank Rome chief operating officer Patrick Cavanaugh and Dickstein chairman James Kelly. Cavanaugh had reached out to Kelly after word began circulating that Dickstein's planned merger with St. Louis-based Bryan Cave had foundered over terms of the transaction.
February 12, 2016 |
When my husband and I got married, among the wedding gifts we received from a family friend were signed editions of every cookbook issued by celebrated chef Yotam Ottolenghi. Our friend lives in London, and she was excited to share Ottolenghi's delicious recipes with us because she had enjoyed his cooking with her husband. In our nearly two years of marriage, I have loved sifting through the gorgeous pictures in Ottolenghi's cookbooks, planning elaborate meals that seem always to call for a sprinkling of lovely pomegranate seeds atop some masterpiece of eggplant, lamb, or fennel.
February 1, 2016 |
Question: Please write something concerning the replacement of lights in the dash of a 2008 Mercury Sable. The light indicating the mileage has burned out in my car, and the repair cost is $800. This is a very fine auto, but that price is outrageous. Answer: I agree $800 to repair an odometer display is a tough pill to swallow. At least you're not talking about a Mercedes, for which a similar repair could hit $3,000. The most cost-effective way to fix this would entail removing the instrument-panel cluster - or having someone do this for you - and sending it in for repairs to a place that fixes them.
October 5, 2015 |
Elusive is not a term always used to describe quarterbacks, but at crunch time of Cinnaminson's 15-9 win Saturday at Hamilton, Shaun Davilla was just that. With 49 seconds left in the nonleague game, Davilla evaded three Hamilton defenders and reached the right pylon for a 10-yard touchdown. Davilla had 79 yards rushing and two touchdowns. In other nonleague play: Pemberton's Taro Gaither caught a 59-yard touchdown pass from Joe Benson in a 17-13 comeback victory at Nottingham.
June 21, 2015 |
Aidan Turner, so dashing as the soulful vampire with a conscience in BBC's Being Human , is in top form as the lead in Brit import Poldark , a gorgeously shot eight-part costumer set along England's Cornish coastline. The Masterpiece series premieres at 9 p.m. Sunday on PBS (locally on WHYY-TV). Based on novels by 20th-century author Winston Graham and previously adapted for TV in the mid-1970s with Robin Ellis in the titular role, Poldark is glossy, attractive, and exciting.