October 14, 2015 |
WHEN YOU'VE lived in the same neighborhood for more than 50 years, you're bound to have had a strong impact. John G. Skelton was something of a legend in the neighborhood around 29th Street and Lehigh Avenue, North Philadelphia, a familiar presence on the streets where he was always ready with a friendly greeting and big hello. John saw a couple of generations grow up there. He saw people come and go, while he stayed put. He saw inevitable changes, but basically the community remained the same close-knit home to dedicated, hardworking people.
September 16, 2015 |
Here's a look at players worthy for your consideration to add to your team, and others who would look better in someone else's lineup. Catch 'em while you can Chris Johnson, RB, Cardinals. Johnson is expected to play a lead role in Arizona's backfield while Andre Ellington recovers from his knee injury. Rookie David Johnson, who scored on a 55-yard catch and run, will also be in the mix. Ronnie Hillman, RB, Broncos. The Broncos looked ragged against the Ravens even before C.J. Anderson left with a sprained toe. Hillman ran hard and surely has earned additional playing time.
January 17, 2015 |
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., chairing a Philadelphia roundtable on policing issues Thursday, told attendees not to waste the opportunity they had before them. "Too often, we have not approached these problems" - namely issues of trust between police officers and the communities they serve - "with the candor I'm seeking today," he said. Holder was on the fifth stop in a national listening tour in the wake of widespread nationwide protests against the deaths of unarmed African American men at the hands of white police officers in recent months.
January 11, 2014 |
With their ex-coach a win shy of 200, many former Downingtown West girls' basketball players returned to take in Thursday night's Ches-Mont League game against visiting Downingtown East. And thanks to Maddie Dew's 16 points, they did not leave disappointed, as David Johnson earned his 200th career victory with a 32-25 triumph. "Great that it happens to be against East," Johnson said. Katy Steffen aided Dew with 10 rebounds, and the Whippets closed out the win with key free throws.
July 9, 2013 |
Editor's Note: This column is sponsored by TD Bank. The opinions and analysis expressed here reflect the views of the authors alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views of TD Bank, N.A. or its affiliates. As Justin Bortz put it, he's "kind of a cosmic dude. " That explains the "feeling" he had a couple of years ago on his way to a Rotary event that someone was "going to give me a million-dollar idea tonight. " Sure enough, while the West Reading jewelry designer polished his creations at an exhibit table, his inspiration materialized as if from the ether.
April 26, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Tackle is the new quarterback. The last time the Eagles held a pick among the top four in the NFL draft, it was 1999, the Year of the Quarterback . . . or so it seemed. Top pick Tim Couch's fragility helped shorten his career in Cleveland. Akili Smith never got the hang of things in Cincinnati. Daunte Culpepper's little hands misfit his giant frame and sped his demise, and Cade McNown had the name, but not the game. The Eagles, of course, held fast and selected Donovan McNabb with the No. 2 pick, just ahead of Smith, and McNabb changed the course of the franchise.
March 11, 2013 |
ON NOV. 23, 2011, with Turkey Day 1 day away, David Johnson was not exactly inclined to give thanks. He woke up that morning with numbness in the right side of his mouth and when he took a look in a mirror . . . "It was like I had 20 pieces of bubblegum in there," he said, laughing. Not quite. What he had was a cyst and, boy, did it ever turn his life upside down. "Even now," he said, "I still have to take care of that area every day. I have to wash it out with saltwater.
March 5, 2013 |
David Reed Johnson, 78, cofounder of Johnson, Kendall & Johnson Property & Casualty Insurance Co., died of respiratory failure Sunday, Feb. 24, at Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown. In 1959, Mr. Johnson; his brother, Edwin T.; and Ted S. Kendall founded the Johnson Co., an insurance brokerage and risk-management firm. To serve life-insurance clients requesting information about pensions, retirement plans, and health insurance, the brothers established a consulting firm in 1963 that evolved into the Johnson Cos. In 1980, Johnson Cos. vice president Ted Benna discovered a way to take advantage of section 401(k)
January 5, 2013 |
David Johnson set a Communications Tech single-game record with 33 points in a 69-47 nonleague victory over visiting Ben Franklin on Friday. The senior broke the record of 32 established by Scootie Randall in 2008. Randall is a senior on the Temple team. As a senior at Communications Tech, Randall led the Phoenix to a Public League title and finished as the program's career scoring leader. Communications Tech led by 22-5 after one quarter and cruised to the win. Ben Franklin 5 17 12 13 - 47 Communications Tech 22 11 19 17 - 69 BF: Amir Crippen 7, Anthony Darden 8, Quahdir Devine 14, Bycil Elliott 2, Derrick Gant 1, N.Young 5, Emmanuel Young 10. CT: Briheam Anthony 9, Terrence Brown 10, Kevin Brown 4, Samir Doughty 9, Nyfis Humbert 2, David Johnson 33, Mohamed Sherif 2. Contact the Rally staff at firstname.lastname@example.org .
September 10, 2010
IMAGINE working in politics as the guy behind the guy, the body man who drives the car and holds the important papers and steps back when the boss takes a turn in the media spotlight. Now imagine that spotlight shining hot on your face alone after some embarrassing personal matter becomes very public. Charlie Breslin , driver for Ed Rendell during his 2002 campaign for governor, knew that feeling in February, when he saw a front-page New York Times story about his friend David Johnson , a top aide to New York Gov. David Paterson . Johnson fell from grace after it was revealed that Paterson and a member of his security detail had contacted Johnson's girlfriend after she accused him of domestic abuse.