April 20, 2012
NFL NETWORK analyst Mike Mayock, a Newtown Square resident, will break down each position in advance of the draft for Daily News readers. Here is Part 9 with his take on the outside linebackers: BEST MELVIN INGRAM South Carolina 6-1 1/2, 264 Arm: 31 1/2 40-yard dash: 4.79 225-bench: 28 Projected Rd.: 1 (picks 9-18) Mayock: "He's a freak. His athletic ability to drop in space, to catch the football . . . he could play tight end and be an All-Pro.
April 18, 2012 |
For Eric Futch, a standout track and field athlete at Penn Wood, it came down to two schools: Houston and Louisiana State. He made his decision two weeks ago. He just didn't tell anybody. On Wednesday, in Penn Wood's auditorium partially filled with family, friends, school administrators, and classmates, the 5-foot-11, 160-pound sprinter who holds the PIAA record in the 300-meter hurdles made his college destination public. Futch, wearing a maroon Penn Wood track and field shirt, with a backward Penn Wood hat, sat at a table draped with Houston and LSU T-shirts.
April 11, 2012
NFL NETWORK analyst Mike Mayock, a Newtown Square resident, will break down each position in advance of the draft for Daily News readers. Here is Part 2 with his take on the running backs: BEST TRENT RICHARDSON Alabama 5-10 1/8, 227 Hand: 9 1/2 40-yard dash: 4.47 225-bench: 25 Projected Rd.: 1 (picks 4-6) Mayock: "Richardson might be the best non-quarterback in the draft. He won't make it past 6. He's as close as I've seen to Adrian Peterson.
April 1, 2012
Gwynedd-Mercy's Emma Keenan quickly separated herself from the field as she dominated the girls' 400-meter dash at Saturday's 28th annual Pennsylvania Track Classic at Plymouth Whitemarsh. Keenan finished in 56.10 seconds, more than five seconds better than second-place Cheyenne Oswald of Neshaminy (1:01.12). Keenan's time is the second-best state mark this season and edged the meet record of 56.47 set in 2009 by Brittany Wallace of Penn Wood. In the 3,200 meters, Tori Gerlach of Pennridge pulled away from Notre Dame's Maria Seykora to capture the race in 10:47.21.
March 13, 2012
* FASHION STAR. 9:30 tonight, NBC10. Moves to 10 p.m. next week. FAMOUS PEOPLE have always gotten to cut the line: They get the best tables, the backstage passes, the seats behind the velvet ropes. Thanks to television, they also vie for glitter-ball trophies or the opportunity to call themselves Donald Trump's fake apprentice. They've lost weight on "Celebrity Fit Club" and gotten clean on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. " There's nothing in "reality" television, in fact, that someone somewhere doesn't think can be improved by the addition of a celebrity.
March 12, 2012 |
At the Philadelphia International Flower Show, what goes up must come down. And in a hurry. At 6 sharp Sunday evening, an announcement came over the loudspeaker at the Convention Center, marking the end of another Flower Show. But for exhibitors, the last lap was just beginning. Cars, vans, and trucks were lined up on Race Street, waiting until 6:30 p.m., when the mad dash to take down exhibits and retrieve plants began. What took eight days to set up has to be gone by 8 a.m. Wednesday without so much as a shred of mulch left behind.
February 24, 2012 |
Question: From "You're not getting a puppy" to first loves, how does a parent teach a child to deal with bitter tears and heartbreaking disappointment? I was taught not to get your hopes up. Is that a downer or just being a realist? As a mom of four, I have been accused of "sucking the joy out of everything" and my response is always that I am just trying to help them temper the disappointments that they suffer and that I am faced with having to deal with afterward. Answer: For starters, you teach them to deal with tears and disappointment . By tamping down their hopes, you're trying to prevent tears and disappointment, which is a different effort entirely.
February 5, 2012 |
The big-ticket item for NBC in 2012 is - drumroll, please - show tunes. Seriously. They won't let me make this stuff up. The network has sunk some serious cash into Smash , a series built around the mounting of a major Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. What a refreshing concept for a play! No one has exploited Marilyn's legacy in the last, let's see, 15 minutes. Smash , which airs at 10 p.m. Mondays on NBC10, is executive-produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ( Chicago )