June 20, 2014 |
Ss. Neumann-Goretti High's boys' basketball team will spend winter break at the beach. The Delaware Sports Commission yesterday announced the national slate of high school teams participating in the Slam Dunk to the Beach basketball tournament, set for Dec. 27-29 at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes, Del. Neumann-Goretti is a four-time state champion. National powerhouse programs competing include: Sunrise Christian Academy (Wichita, Kan.), Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.)
June 19, 2014 |
The cross-river travels of 26-year-old Laurie Wint continued this week, as the man linked to killings on either side of the Delaware - and convicted already in a Pennsylvania court - appeared before a judge in Camden County on Tuesday. In June 2011, Wint allegedly shot Kevin Miller, 19, in a Camden park during a dispute over the victim's 15-year-old girlfriend. Then, according to authorities, he fled to Warminster, where, weeks later, he stabbed Tyrone Newman, 33, to death. He fled back to Camden, where he was apprehended and extradited to Bucks County.
June 10, 2014
MALVERN PREP QB PICKS PITT Malvern Prep junior quarterback Alex Hornibrook committed to the University of Pittsburgh on Saturday, taking to Twitter to make the announcement. "Very excited and humbled to announce that I have committed to play football at the University of Pittsburgh," Hornibrook tweeted. The 6-4, 205-pounder threw for 1,190 yards and 12 touchdowns last season on an offense that relied heavily on stud running back Troy Gallen (Delaware), who rushed for 1536 and 19 scores for the co-Inter-Ac champion Friars (tied with Haverford School)
June 2, 2014 |
Philadelphia dropped a beach - and the beat - on Festival Pier on Saturday for the seventh annual Roots Picnic. The pier, blanketed in sand, with a boardwalk running between two riverfront stages and the smell of marijuana and suntan lotion in the air, drew more than 6,000 for the sold-out show. The concert, along with a Friday show, kicked off the summer music season at the river. While many enjoyed the beach feel (complete with Calypso band and man-made sand dunes along the Delaware)
May 30, 2014 |
DELAWARE COUNTY residents of a certain age will remember Shooster's Drive-In Restaurant in Chester. It was a popular hangout for teens, but it catered to everyone with an appetite for burgers, shakes and chicken in the basket. You might have run into Bill Haley and his Comets there, the singers who were among the groups that started rock 'n' roll back in the '50s, and who had an office and studio in Chester. The ditty, "We're boosters for Shooster's," rang out from local radio ads for many years.
May 22, 2014 |
DELAWARE WAS abuzz last night after a tractor-trailer carrying live bees overturned in Newark, unleashing millions of the flying, stinging insects. The truck was on the ramp from northbound Delaware Route 896 to Interstate 95 North shortly after 6 p.m. when the accident happened, police said. The trailer toppled, dropping about 460 hives containing between 16 million and 20 million bees, State Police Sgt. Paul Shavack said. "We can't even get close to the truck now," Shavack said about 90 minutes after the crash.
May 21, 2014 |
VILLAS, N.J. - As other crew members hid behind the dunes, so as not to spook the birds, Larry Niles and Clive Minton peered through binoculars at the trap down the beach. The group had dug a shallow trench, folded a 30- by 60-foot net into it, and hidden it with dried seaweed. Three small cannons were buried along the net, too. All they needed now was to catch the birds. A flock of about 350 was down at the waterline of the Delaware Bay beach. The rising tide was pushing them toward the net. Closer and closer they came.
May 21, 2014 |
Edgar Friedrichs quietly left the Interboro School District 41 years ago, and his principal wrote him a recommendation that was cryptic at best. The fifth-grade teacher at Prospect Park Elementary had "fulfilled his teaching responsibilities" and had "a good rapport" with peers and parents, Robert Castle wrote. The letter concluded: "I would be happy to discuss any further observations with a prospective employer. " But none called. Friedrichs had been allowed to quietly resign from the Delaware County school amid allegations that he molested some of his students, including a boy who said the teacher raped him in a book closet.
May 17, 2014 |
POST TIME: 1:15PM 1st RACE - Purse $38,000, Maiden special weight, 3 yo, F (fillies), 1M 70Y 01 Stormy Norma (L Carson) 113 20/1 02 Clowns to the Left (A Cruz) 113 12/1 03 My Merry Way (D Centeno) 120 3/2 04 Peaceluvncupcakes (J Navarro) 120 8/5 05 Luna Argenta (J Toledo) 120 2/1 2nd RACE - Purse $13,500, Claiming $5,000, 4 yo's & up, 1M 70Y 01 My Man Dan (F Martinez) 113 3/1 02 Sky Maggy (J Toledo) 123 4/1 03 Afleet Ahead (B Pedroza) 118 8/1 04 Fancy Runner (J Santiago)
April 27, 2014 |
A DELAWARE Chancery Court judge ordered late yesterday that Interstate General Media, the parent company of the Daily News , the Inquirer and Philly.com, should be dissolved and sold in a private "English-style" auction. Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons Jr.'s decision backs the plan proposed by IGM co-owner George E. Norcross III. Parsons ordered the minimum bid be set at $77 million in cash. It must be held no later than May 28. The private auction is limited to the company's co-owners Norcross and Lewis Katz, who both want to dissolve the company because they are unable to agree on IGM's governance.