June 1, 2014 |
DOVER, Del. - Kurt Busch was munching on a healthy snack food in his race team's transporter yesterday at Dover International Speedway. "What, no beet juice?" he was asked. "Not today," Busch replied. "That stuff tastes like purple chalk. " While Busch was training for his Indianapolis/Charlotte doubleheader last Sunday, beet juice was included in his nutritional plan. Busch finished an impressive sixth in his Indy 500 debut. Engine trouble in his No. 41 Chevrolet relegated him to a 40th-place finish in the Coca-Cola 600. So, how did he feel the first few days after Indy and Charlotte?
February 26, 2014 |
While Meghan McCullough's Penn teammates were on board a bus bound for Cambridge, Mass., Thursday afternoon, the point guard was winging her way south. McCullough, a senior, was en route to a Friday morning job interview in Charlotte, N.C. The Quakers were on their way to battle Harvard for first place in the Ivy League. After a lot of hustling by McCullough Friday, Penn (17-6, 7-2 Ivy League) put away the Crimson, 63-50. The engineering major played all but one minute and scored eight points, grabbed five rebounds, dealt two assists, had three steals, blocked a shot, and didn't commit a single turnover.
January 6, 2013 |
EDNA, Texas - Most of the time, the windowless building with the dome-shaped roof will be a typical high school gymnasium filled with cheering fans watching basketball and volleyball games. But come hurricane season, the structure that resembles a miniature version of the famed Astrodome will double as a hurricane shelter, part of an ambitious storm-defense system that is taking shape along hundreds of miles of the Texas Gulf Coast. Its brawny design - including double-layer cinder-block walls reinforced by heavy-duty steel bars and concrete piers that plunge 30 feet into the ground - should allow it to withstand winds up to 200 m.p.h.
October 10, 2012
SO WHO WAS responsible for turning radio's Howard Eskin into TV's Howard Eskin? The folks at KYW-TV who, in 1982, gave him his first television sports-anchoring gig, certainly played a role. But there is someone else Eskin credits as much, if not more. That would be the late, great Jim O'Brien, whom Eskin met when he was just starting out in broadcasting in the 1970s, when working behind the scenes at Top 40 powerhouse WFIL-AM. At the time, O'Brien was already a beloved personality, doing double duty at both 'FIL and its then-corporate sibling, Channel 6. Eskin recalled that in 1981, a year before he was hired at Channel 3, "Jim O'Brien said, 'You should be on television.' " Then the Channel 3 offer came, and, remembered Eskin, "He was the first guy I called.
January 15, 2012
Take care of business and baby (or at least the equipment for both) with one of the snazzy new double-duty baby bags from OiOi Baby. Fashioned in bright patterns and muted shades in cotton or leather, with water-resistant linings, many of the styles are appropriate for both men and women. They have space for a laptop computer in addition to pockets and pouches for diapers and the included matching baby-bottle holder and padded changing mat. A favorite unisex model is the 11-by-15-by-6-inch Chocolate Waxed Canvas Satchel, with a range of compartments inside and out, an adjustable shoulder strap, fixed stroller straps, insulated bottle compartments, and antiqued metal accents.
May 6, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - After 30 years in film as an actor and director, Kenneth Branagh is right where he should be. As his latest directorial effort, "Thor," hits theaters today, Branagh, 50, said his experience on both sides of the camera is lining up perfectly with his appetite, which inspires a new enthusiasm for each craft. "It's like returning to when I was 16 and first did a school play and thought, 'Oh, this is what I should do. This is what I'm supposed to do,' " he said from a hotel suite where he was promoting the Marvel movie.
September 11, 2010 |
Bill Belton was asked to do so much last season for Winslow Township, and he accounted for more than 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns. Belton didn't play on defense last year, but this season, he has been asked to do double duty. And he is proving to be a similar force on the other side of the ball. Belton's two-way play got Winslow Township off to a strong start as the Eagles defeated visiting Washington Township, 32-13 in Saturday's interdivisional West Jersey Football League matchup.
May 22, 2010
Wm. James Mortimer, 77, a former publisher of the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, died Thursday after an undisclosed long illness. He was the Utah newspaper's publisher for 15 years before retiring in 2000. He was also general manager of both Deseret Press and Deseret Book and sometimes referred to himself as "Deseret Jim. " Mr. Mortimer did double duty as the newspaper's publisher and editor for 11 years before stepping away from his role as editor.
May 14, 2009
The same pot roast can make three dinners for your family of four, as prepared in "Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Money Saving Meals" (Meredith, $19.95). One of Lee's strategies is to use specific brands. DOWN-HOME POT ROAST 6 pounds beef chuck roast 2 cups red wine 1 cup olive oil and vinegar salad dressing (such as Newman's Own) 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 envelope (0.6 ounce) zesty Italian salad dressing mix (Good Seasons) 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 brown or yellow onions, sliced 3 stalks celery, cut into 2-inch pieces 4 cups lower-sodium beef broth 2 packets (1.5 ounces each)
December 14, 2008 |
It's a natural act for many high school quarterbacks who are asked to perform double duty - go hard on offense and rest on defense. The quarterback position takes so much out of a player both physically and mentally that sometimes the time spent on defense is looked on as a respite. For Eastern senior Logan Ryan, that wasn't an acceptable policy. Even though Ryan had to operate Eastern's complex spread offense, when it came time to play cornerback, he never put down his helmet or hard hat. So instead of running the other way when he saw a sweep coming toward his direction, Ryan would stick his helmet in the middle of the action.