April 7, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS - Skylar Diggins has accomplished nearly everything she could have imagined in her career at Notre Dame. The only thing missing is a national championship. To get another chance at that elusive title, Diggins will have to help the Fighting Irish women beat Big East rival Connecticut for an unprecedented fourth straight time this season. Sunday night's meeting in the national semifinals might be the final chapter in a rivalry that has become the nation's best. Notre Dame heads to the Atlantic Coast Conference next season.
April 3, 2013 |
SKYLAR DIGGINS and Notre Dame are headed back to the Final Four for another rematch with Connecticut. Diggins shook off early foul trouble to score 24 points and Notre Dame rallied to beat Duke, 87-76, in the Norfolk Regional final on Tuesday night to earn its third consecutive trip to the Final Four. The Irish have lost in the past two national championship games. "I want to win a championship for coach [Muffet] McGraw bad," Diggins said. "When you have a coach who believes in you so much I'd do anything for her. " Kayla McBride added 17 points while Jewell Loyd and Natalie Achonwa had 17 each as the Fighting Irish (35-1)
November 13, 1998 |
It was a ceremony, yes: Bulldozers parading down Broad Street, a specially choreographed "dance of the shovels," backslapping speeches, and not one, but three standing ovations. But the turning of dirt at Broad and Spruce streets yesterday was more than just that. It also was a big "so-there" for the Regional Performing Arts Center, which for years has existed in a cloud of skepticism and struggled against predictions that it would never come to be. "The message for so long has been so hopeless," said Don Haskin, the center's vice president.
September 9, 1997 |
Mayor Rendell (center) and other dignitaries broke ground yesterday for a 294-room Hawthorne Suites hotel in an old garment factory at 11th and Vine streets. The city-subsidized hotel is the first of as many as a dozen that may be built to realize Rendell's goal of adding 2,000 hotel rooms by the year 2000.
May 26, 1994 |
Moments after Hanna Diggins won the District 1 Class AA 100 meters this past weekend, Radnor assistant coach Christine Dixon-Anderson ran over to her prize pupil and congratulated her. "I told her she was going to states," Dixon-Anderson said. "At the time, though, I don't think Hanna realized the significance of it. " Tomorrow, Diggins will be competing in the trials of the 100-meter dash at the PIAA state championships at Shippensburg. "I'm very excited," said Diggins, a junior.
November 7, 1993 |
John V. Diggins, 96, the former president judge of Delaware County Court, died Friday at Riddle Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. A sure-minded jurist who heard cases as a senior judge until a few years ago, Judge Diggins was remembered by family, friends and colleagues as a scholar, historian and wit. Many spoke sincerely of the end of an era. "Legend wouldn't be an inappropriate word for him," said Delaware County Judge Frank T....
September 11, 1992 |
A survey of the season ahead in jazz may be the most interesting prospect that we in Philadelphia - in recent times but a blip on the map for the music of America between New York and the provinces - have been pleasured to view for many a year. Any metro area lacking a regularly constituted venue for major-league jazz - as has been our wont for a couple of seasons past - whose coming attractions this fall include (alphabetically) Monty Alexander, the Count Basie Orchestra, Arthur Blythe, Dave Brubeck, Don Cherry, Jon Faddis, Ricky Ford, Curtis Fuller, Sir Roland Hanna, Buck Hill, Christopher Hollyday, Lee Konitz, Wynton Marsalis, Susannah McCorkle, the Modern Jazz Quartet, David Murray, David "Fathead" Newman, Cecil Payne, Don Pullen, Sonny Rollins and Billy Taylor, cannot convincingly complain of being among the seriously disadvantaged.
June 18, 1992 |
On its face, the deal sounded almost too good to be true: Three men acquired a company for $100,000; two years later, they sold it for $20 million. As Commonwealth Court yesterday reviewed the six-year legal battle over that deal - the sale of Delaware Valley Health Maintenance Organization - the judges focused on two questions: Even if the deal now seems too good to be true, does that make it illegal? And even if the deal was illegal, was anyone harmed by it? A year ago, Delaware County Court Judge John V. Diggins ruled that three men who used to run Delaware Valley HMO had improperly converted it from a nonprofit to a for-profit corporation in 1984, then illegally made millions of dollars by selling it in 1986 to Independence Blue Cross.
May 8, 1992 |
For six years, a legal battle has been waged over who should receive the $20 million in proceeds from the sale of Delaware Valley Health Maintenance Organization - the people who used to run the HMO or its subscribers. Now, the state attorney general has a different idea for the money: Give it to charity. Attorney General Ernest Preate Jr. has asked Commonwealth Court, which will soon hear an appeal of a lower court ruling in favor of the subscribers, to allow the state to intervene in the case.
September 29, 1991 |
They ate the finest and drank from the top shelf, shot railbirds and frogs, pitched horseshoes and played a card game called Red Dog till early morning. They were all Republicans, 18 at last count, and they moved in high places in Delaware County business and politics. What brought them together at a gun club in Prince Georges County, Md., however, was more than sport. All were close friends and associates of former State Sen. John J. McClure, and they belonged to a select social group headed by McClure, the man who liked to be called "the Senator" and who ruled the county GOP organization for more than half a century.