February 7, 2015 |
Evander Kane, the speedy but enigmatic Winnipeg left winger who has drawn trade attention from the Flyers in recent seasons, could be on the block after his latest controversy with the Jets. If healthy, the 6-foot-2, 198-pound Kane would fit nicely on the Flyers' top line, alongside all-stars Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek. He was placed on the injured reserve list Thursday and will miss at least the next two games with an undisclosed injury. On Tuesday in a 3-2 overtime loss to Vancouver, Kane was a healthy scratch because he wore a track suit to a team meeting instead of a suit, a violation of the club's dress code, according to the Winnipeg Free Press.
May 31, 2013 |
WILDWOOD - At Beachwear Fashions, a boardwalk shop in this honky-tonk by the sea, even the mannequins can't keep their pants on straight. Tiny short-shorts for girls and baggy sweats for guys are displayed pulled halfway down plastic derrieres. The fashions are decorated on the rear with pithy phrases like YOLO (you only live once) and Beach Barbie. You can think of it as art imitating life. But next month, this Jersey Shore town that has been trying for decades to combat its boozy, free-for-all image is likely to impose a boardwalk dress code that will turn into law the silent wish of many that other people hike up their pants.
May 19, 2013 |
John Doerffel never thought his clothes would land him in the internal suspension room for a half-day, but that's what happened to the William Tennent High School senior this week. On Wednesday, Doerffel, 19, was wearing a black T-shirt he said he had worn to the Warminster school dozens of times. On the back, it has a picture of an M-16 rifle surrounded by barbed wire, bullets, and the words "Peace Through Superior Firepower. " Doerffel, who plans to join the Marines after graduation, said an assistant principal told him the shirt violated the school's dress code.
February 26, 2013 |
Through pure luck and timing, a middle-aged couple from Lancaster County scored arguably the best spot on the East Coast for viewing the Oscars on Sunday night. At 5:30 p.m., after driving in from Gap on a whim, Joanne Larkin, a teacher, and her husband, Gerard, who works for Verizon, waltzed into the Llanerch Diner and claimed The Booth. That now-famed square footage where Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence had a non-date over a bowl of Raisin Bran in Silver Linings Playbook . "My friend made me promise I'd kiss the spot where Bradley Cooper sat," Joanne Larkin said, "so I did. " Yuk. "Actually," she confessed, "I just kissed my fingers and touched the seat.
February 21, 2013
CALL IT dashiki-gate. I'm referring to what happened last week when a black member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives attempted to address the body while dressed in Afro-centric attire. Rep. W. Curtis Thomas, D-North Philadelphia, had donned a kufi cap and a striking blue flowing garment with gold embroidery Feb. 13 in anticipation of the House's annual Black History Month celebration later that day. As House protocol requires, Thomas approached the microphone and waited to be recognized by Rep. Karen Boback, R-Columbia County, who was standing in for House Speaker Sam Smith.
January 19, 2013 |
While thinning out a bloated file cabinet in my study recently, I came across a totally obscure and unintentionally prophetic piece I had written in 1973. It was about how Philadelphia lawyers dressed for work. At the time, I was the editor of a new weekly tabloid that the Philadelphia Bar Association published and distributed to all members. I occasionally wrote lighthearted editorials for the paper, called the Retainer. An example was that piece I found, headlined "Cut the Noose!"
January 1, 2013
By Ed Bengtson and Robert Maranto After tragedy comes reaction. Sometimes, the reaction amounts to a second tragedy. Public schools in safe neighborhoods now have a police presence. Classes have had duck-and-cover drills for what to do if a "bad guy" enters. Normally sensible people talk about guards, walls, and metal detectors. Schools have become, at least for the moment, unfriendly to parent volunteers, as if public schools need less rather than more parent involvement.
October 27, 2012 |
NEW YORK - David Stern spent nearly 30 years growing the NBA, turning a league that couldn't even get its championship series on live prime-time TV into a projected $5 billion-a-year industry. Confident the NBA is in good shape and certain he has found someone who can make it even better, Stern is ready to end one of the most successful and impactful careers in sports history. Stern, 70, will retire as commissioner Feb. 1, 2014, 30 years to the day after taking charge of the league, and be replaced by deputy commissioner Adam Silver.
October 26, 2012 |
DAVID STERN spent nearly 30 years growing the NBA, turning a league that couldn't even get its championship series on live prime-time TV into a projected $5 billion-a-year industry. Confident the NBA is in good shape and certain he has found someone who can make it even better, Stern is ready to end one of the most successful and impactful careers in sports history. Stern will retire as commissioner Feb. 1, 2014, 30 years to the day after taking charge of the league, and be replaced by deputy commissioner Adam Silver.
August 22, 2012
It's good to see the Philadelphia school system adopt a new code of conduct that gives principals more flexibility in deciding how discipline is meted out to unruly students. But the plan will be meaningless unless officials apply the new policy fairly and evenly across the board to change a school culture in which violence has been an everyday occurrence. The new policy is the most extensive set of revisions to the student rules in years, and was long overdue. The old, one-size-fits-all method was not working to keep kids or teachers safe.