March 28, 1988 |
The live Delaware Valley harness racing season got under way last night at Brandywine, when 6,217 fans turned out to watch last season's leading driver, Bob Shahan, record a double that included a come-from-behind victory in the $6,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace feature.
October 25, 2013 |
TOMAS SANCHEZ, the husband of City Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez , is really going to miss his man cave. But the state Constitution says members of the General Assembly have to live in their district for one year before their election. And Sanchez is seriously considering a 2014 Democratic primary election challenge for the 197th state House seat held by rookie state Rep. J.P. Miranda . Last month, Sanchez changed his voter registration from the home he shares with his wife half a block south of Norris Square to an apartment in a building owned by his brother half a block north of Norris Square.
October 24, 2012 |
A former employee of an embattled alternative-education company has denied the owner's allegations that he and five other former staffers tried to incite students to commit violence at a campus in Reading last month. Andre Bean, the former regional director of Delaware Valley High School and former director of the for-profit company's site in Reading, said David T. Shulick's claims in court documents last month were false, "ridiculous," "wild," and "defamatory. " "We have not contacted any current or former students of DVHS Reading," Bean said in a filing in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Friday.
August 5, 1995 |
The Philadelphia and Delaware Valley scholastic male basketball teams appear to be on a collision course for the gold medal at the 14th annual Keystone State Games. Philadelphia, the defending gold-medal team, improved to 2-0 with a 111-87 victory over Allegheny yesterday at Susquehanna High School. Tamir Harbin of Interboro made three three-point baskets and finished with a game-high 25 points to lead Philadelphia, while Devon Wade of the Christian Academy added 23 points. Delaware Valley, winner of the bronze medal in 1994, went to 2-0 in pool play with a 102-84 win over Nittany, behind 34 points from Lower Merion's Kobe Bryant.
September 28, 1997 |
Looking every bit a first-year football team, La Salle was clobbered by Delaware Valley, 43-0, yesterday before 3,464 somber fans at McCarthy Stadium. Delaware Valley (2-1) flexed its muscle and imposed its size on the Explorers. It also flashed its speed and balance in winning a second consecutive game for the first time since 1995, when it was coached by Bill Manlove, who now coaches La Salle. The Explorers (1-3) managed only one first down and 7 yards of total offense in the first half.
August 9, 1991 |
The undefeated Philadelphia scholastic baseball team earned a spot in the gold-medal game of the 10th annual Keystone State Games with two victories in round-robin play yesterday at Lehigh University. The Philadelphia team, for players 18 years old and younger, will play Nittany (2-1) at 11 a.m today at Lehigh University. Rich Paczewski of Archbishop Ryan struck out seven, pitching a complete game in a 3-0 triumph over Blue Mountain. Paczewski got the save Wednesday when Philadelphia gained a 5-3 victory over Delaware Valley, the defending gold medalist.
October 11, 1989 |
John and Joan Lynn Drimak pose with their newborn twins, the first set born from frozen embryos in the Delaware Valley. John Michael (5 pounds, 5 ounces) and Marc Joseph (4 pounds, 6 ounces), arrived Oct. 5 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. "It was an unbelievable moment," said Joan Lynn Drimak, who with her husband tried unsuccessfully for three years to have a child. "For a long time I had wondered if we'd ever have children. And there I was, looking at our two healthy boys.
April 8, 2013
If you think 1.2 billion Catholics around the world had a celebration when Pope Francis was elected this past month, wait until you see a couple million Delaware Valley sports fans party when the city's next championship is won within a couple of years. Each of the last five times a new pope has been elected, Philadelphia has won a major pro sports title within 4 years. Pope John Paul II's long reign (1978-2005) ran eerily parallel to the city's title drought (1983-2008).
July 24, 2012 |
Without warning, Delaware Valley High School - a for-profit education firm whose records were recently subpoenaed by a federal grand jury - has laid off all 50 teaching and administrative employees at the four alternative schools it operates in the region. Staffers said lawyer David T. Shulick, whose company operates the schools, owes them each thousands of dollars for work during the 2011-12 academic year. They had been expecting back pay last week but got furlough notices instead.
June 21, 2013 |
IN THE EARLY 1950s, the Edward W. Bok Vocational-Technical School, at 9th and Mifflin streets in South Philadelphia, was home to about 2,500 day-school pupils. It provided emergency education for thousands of Americans in the field of war production. Bok Tech taught veterans respectable trade skills, seven days a week, so they could find immediate employment, with courses ranging from 12 hours to three years. During World War II, the crew members of the U.S.S. Alaska received training as they awaited their ship at the Philadelphia Naval Base Shipyard.