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...
November 5, 2012 |
Congressional races in three suburban swing districts are charging to Tuesday's finish line against a backdrop of visits by national political figures and renewed interest in the presidential race in Pennsylvania. Republican nominee Mitt Romney's scheduled Sunday stop in Yardley, Bucks County, is sure to bring wide attention to a quintessentially moderate district that is hosting the region's hottest House race. "He's coming to the right place," said Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, the Bucks County Republican defending his seat against Democrat Kathy Boockvar.
October 29, 2012 |
CELINA, Ohio - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Obama frantically sought to close the deal with voters with precious few days left in an incredibly close race as this year's October surprise - an unprecedented storm menacing the East Coast - wreaked havoc on their best-laid plans. Ever mindful of his narrow path to the requisite 270 electoral votes, Romney looked to expand his map, weighing an intensified effort in traditionally left-leaning Minnesota. Obama sought to defend historically Democratic turf as the race tightened heading into the final week.
September 24, 2012 |
At 4:07 p.m. Sunday, Ryan Howard whiffed at a 97 m.p.h. Craig Kimbrel fastball and Citizens Bank Park emptied without fanfare. Reality has not escaped most; after a lackluster 2-1 loss to Atlanta, the Phillies stand five games back of a postseason spot with nine to play. The Phillies, deluded by the memories of their past greatness, still cling to hope. So life in limbo continues until the bitter end. "The noose is getting tight," Charlie Manuel said, "but we're still there. " "It's still mathematically possible," Cliff Lee said, "and we're not going to give up until it's impossible.
September 7, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE - When Pennsylvania's youngest Democratic delegate spotted Julián Castro, the 37-year-old San Antonio mayor and convention keynote speaker, she burst through a couple of handlers, touched his arm, and said: "You are awesome!" Earlier, 18-year-old Alaysha Claiborne had wrapped her arms around civil rights hero U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D., Ga.). "Thank you," she told him. "You're welcome," Lewis replied. The daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and an African American father, this freshman at Temple University quickly became the heart, soul, and inspiration of Pennsylvania Democrats here this week, injecting an energy that has allowed veteran politicos to experience the convention through her young eyes.
August 2, 2012
Penn Charter's Daryl Worley, a wide receiver and defensive back, has orally committed to West Virginia. Worley, who was recently clocked at 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash, was in Morgantown on Sunday and Monday. A dangerous kick returner, he also considered Pittsburgh and Syracuse. - Rick O'Brien