September 20, 2016 |
The Phillies had intended to use this weekend as the beginning of a farewell for Ryan Howard, whose time with the only franchise he's ever known had dwindled to mere weeks. Instead, Howard had his bothersome left knee drained Sunday. The team believes Howard can play again this season, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said, and they are hopeful he is healthy enough to return by Tuesday. The Phillies are off Monday; they have five remaining games at Citizens Bank Park that bookend a seven-game road trip.
July 31, 2016 |
A 46-year-old man Friday night jumped into a storm drain in Hunting Park and - after first refusing efforts by fire crews to get him out - was finally rescued, police said. Police Sgt. Thomas Walsh said that at about 4:50 p.m., fire and police were called to Ninth and Pike Streets, where the man had removed the grate covering from one of the street corners and jumped in. When rescuers arrived, David Barr, 46, of North Philadelphia, was "already shoulder-deep in water," Walsh said.
April 5, 2016
ISSUE | PA. BUDGET Brain drain? The editorial "With a whimper" (March 24) highlights Pennsylvania's failure to pass a budget that adequately invests in human services. The state legislature has repeatedly failed to pass a budget that raises new revenue. As a result, human services have been sorely underfunded and could face drastic cuts if revenue is not increased this year. Failing to invest in human services has serious implications for the nonprofit job market.
December 27, 2015 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I've realized that every time I talk to a particular friend, I come away exhausted from our interactions. She thinks she's a failure, she thinks all effort toward any achievement is a waste because she's doomed to fail, other people do better than her at some things, so why bother, etc. I've tried to incorporate advice you've given before, like asking her what steps she wants to take, or recommending a counselor. But as soon as I ask, she no longer has an interest in continuing the conversation, and says, "Oh, I think once I find time to do X, it'll be better, so I don't need to stop saying mean things about myself now. " But then she never does X. And I just . . . I'm at a loss.
November 28, 2015 |
DETROIT - The Eagles completed an unlikely trifecta on Thursday as they lost for the third straight game against a supposedly weak opponent during a stretch that could have been the launching pad for a late-season return to contention. Ever since beating the Cowboys in overtime on Nov. 8 to climb to 4-4, the Eagles haven't just punted away a great opportunity. They've shanked it into the stands, and now their season lies in irrevocable tatters. There will be schedule crunching and mathematical wrangling that will argue the fight still isn't over for the Eagles, but at 4-7 and playing terribly in all phases, this thing is done.
September 17, 2015 |
A day after he left the game with what the Phillies called a left knee contusion, Ryan Howard did not join his teammates to stretch before batting practice Tuesday. Not only had the injury forced Howard from Monday night's extra-inning loss, but it also necessitated a trip to the emergency room so the 35-year-old first baseman could get his knee drained. "So that doesn't look good, but we're just going to go day to day and see what happens," Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin said.
September 15, 2015
THE STRANGE saga of Kathleen Kane and the spilled milk of her political career continue to spread and might soon envelop another legal fight, one awash in constitutional questions. Yep. The seemingly unending case of leaks, porn, politics and a perjury charge against Kane is poised to take on a new dimension. Not that the state's elected attorney general doesn't have enough to deal with. She already awaits trial, accused of leaking grand-jury material to embarrass a political foe then lying about it under oath.
May 25, 2015 |
Gov. Christie vowed to rein in government spending when he took office in 2010, and one of his most controversial first-term initiatives was setting a cap on salaries for school district superintendents. Anecdotes of seemingly exorbitant pay for school administrators became a symbol of the government excess Christie had pledged to rid from Trenton. Four years after Christie set his own salary - $175,000 - as a maximum base for superintendents, Democratic lawmakers and school boards say the regulation has resulted in high turnover and made the state less competitive in attracting the best administrators.
April 13, 2015
DON'T YOU just wonder? I mean the almost daily drip, drip, drip of bad news for Kathleen Kane at some point has to take her down the drain, no? This latest issue, firing a top aide who testified against her in a grand jury probe of leaks to media from Kane's agency? Could it come at worse time? Could she have handled it worse? I don't see how. Chief Deputy Attorney General James Barker, by all accounts a capable, experienced prosecutor, was axed as Kane awaits possible criminal charges for her role in leaked grand jury material, allegedly in retaliation against another prosecutor with whom she's feuded.
October 31, 2014 |
IF YOU'VE BEEN watching any of baseball's postseason, particularly the World Series, none of the following headlines will catch you as surprising: "Hunter Pence, With Quirks in Personality and Play, Spurs the Giants. " "M-V-Pence: Veteran's play, example leading Giants. " "Keeping Giants' Hunter Pence off base would help Royals reach Game 7. " Hunter Pence, the former Phillie and soon-to-be Sports Illustrated cover boy, had the San Francisco Giants on the cusp of winning their third World Series championship in 5 years (and second since he joined the team two summers ago)