October 8, 2013
AMERICAN humorist Will Rogers once said, "Politics has got so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to get beat. " That was in the 1930s. But it's true today in Pennsylvania. It presents problems for Democrats. And it might mean salvation for Tom "I-keep-finding-ways-to-lose" Corbett. Think about it. So far eight Democrats are vying for the right to oppose Gov. Corbett next year. All except self-funding, multimillionaire York County biz-guy Tom Wolf are trying to raise a lot of money, mostly to get beat.
September 14, 2013 |
On Wednesday, Matthew Mionczynski and David Soppick left the Montgomery County Courthouse with a marriage license. They bought a bottle of champagne and stashed it in the refrigerator of their Norristown home. They called friends and family, recruited a witness, and began planning the wedding they had long dreamed of. On Thursday, tears welled in Mionczynski's eyes as he clutched the license, a piece of paper suddenly worthless. "After 17 years, it was going to be legal," he said.
July 10, 2013 |
Waterloo Gardens is offering deep discounts as it prepares to close its last store, in Exton. The going-out-of-business sale at the 50-acre nursery and retail property follows last year's bankruptcy filing and the closing of the LeBoutillier family business's original Devon store. The bankruptcy followed Waterloo Gardens' ill-timed expansion to stores in Warminster and Wilmington in the late 2000s, just as the recession and the collapse of suburban housing development cut demand for landscaping services, flowers and ornamental trees, and new fountain systems, patio furniture, and other outdoor items.
May 3, 2013 |
THIS IS interesting, albeit puzzling news to those of us who watched Michael Vick run down from behind by defensive linemen on more than one occasion last season. Yesterday at the Eagles' offseason workouts, Vick raced LeSean McCoy in the 40, apparently after repeated challenges from the 24-year-old running back. Vick, who turns 33 next month, won handily, according to various Twitter accounts of the race, the first provided by safety Colt Anderson. This is encouraging in that Vick really seems to be taking to new coach Chip Kelly's emphasis on fitness.
April 23, 2013
Tale of the tape Height Weight Arm length Hands 6 feet 201 lbs. 32 inches 83/4 in. Combine results 40-yard dash: 4.37 seconds Bench press: n/a Vertical jump: 36 inches Broad jump: 122 inches 3-cone drill: 6.95 seconds 20-yd. shuttle: 4.32 sec. Skinny Milliner excels as a press-man corner. He can make good contact at the line and runs with his man downfield after contact.
March 19, 2013
AIN'T NO party like a Carl Dash party. From the late 1990s until 2004, Dash made a name for himself hosting dance parties and mixers at now-closed venues, such as the Five Spot, Transit, Palmers Social Club and Savannah's. He still does parties, but, over time, Dash's scope has broadened to include socially minded events such as the discussion series last summer at the now-closed Elena's Soul Lounge, in West Philly, on topics such as "What's the Matter With Philadelphia? A Black Professional Perspective" and "Black Philadelphia and the Republican Party.
March 1, 2013 |
PARIS - King Richard I, the 12th-century warrior whose bravery during the Third Crusade gained him the moniker Lionheart, ended up with a heart full of daisies, as well as myrtle, mint, and frankincense. Those were among the findings of a French study, announced Thursday, which analyzed the embalmed heart of the English king more than 810 years after he died. The biomedical analysis also uncovered less flowery and spicy elements such as creosote, mercury, and perhaps lime in the heart, which has been in the western French city of Rouen since his death in 1199.
February 27, 2013
Manti Te'o's first appearance on a football field since the BCS championship game didn't go as well as planned Monday in Indianapolis. The Notre Dame star and Heisman Trophy runner-up was clocked at 4.82 seconds in the 40-yard dash. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock had said Sunday anything faster than 4.7 would be "phenomenal. " Anything 4.8 or over would be a "concern. " The workout came more than a month after Te'o's highly publicized online romance with a girlfriend was exposed as a hoax.
February 17, 2013 |
Anthony Averett displayed the speed that makes him one of the nation's top high school football players, as the Woodbury senior finished first in the 55-meter dash at the NJSIAA Group 1 indoor track championships Saturday afternoon in Toms River. Averett finished in 6.50 seconds, edging Haddon Heights' Dominique Irons by four-hundredths of a second. Averett's mark was six-hundredths quicker than his preliminary entry. A star defensive back, Averett has signed to play football at Alabama.
February 4, 2013 |
It's virtually impossible to watch Smash star Katharine McPhee on screen and not be smitten. The American Idol alumna has a way to go before she masters the intricacies of acting, but it was thrilling to see her sing and dance - and above all be sweet, heartbroken, and sweetly heartbroken - on the first season of NBC's disarming, surprisingly enjoyable, if sometimes mediocre, musical drama, which returns for its sophomore year Tuesday night...