February 18, 2013 |
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Ruby-throated hummingbirds are migrating to North America weeks earlier than in decades past, and research indicates higher temperatures in their winter habitat may be the reason. Researchers say the early arrival could mean less food at nesting time for the tiny birds that feed on insect pests, help pollinate flowers, and are popular with birdwatchers. "Hummingbirds are charismatic, and they do things that fascinate us," said Ron Johnson, a scientist at Clemson University and one of the study's authors.
November 25, 2012 |
Thanksgiving shopping took a noticeable bite out of Black Friday's start to the holiday season, as the latest survey found retail sales in stores fell slightly from last year. Saturday's report from retail technology company ShopperTrak finds consumers spent $11.2 billion at stores across the United States. That is down 1.8 percent from last year's total. This year's Friday results appear to have been tempered by hundreds of thousands of shoppers hitting sales Thursday evening while still full of Thanksgiving dinner.
September 13, 2011
LOOKING BACK at the Eagles' 31-13 win over the Rams while wondering what Jay Paterno would be doing for a living right now if his father wasn't Penn State's head coach: BY THE NUMBERS * Because of the problems they had against the run, particularly early on, the Eagles stayed in their base defense much of the game. They used their nickel sub-package (two linebackers, five defensive backs) just five times in the first half and a total of 11 times in the first three quarters.
August 6, 2011
Family The French and P ickering Creeks Conservation Trust invites all to its Saturday feast of local foods - plus music, square-dancing, games, and a raffle at the Homegrown Harvest Supper and Hoedown at Marshlands in Elverson. Tables will be laden with local soups, vegetables, smoked fish, lamb and pork sausages, roast pig, beef, homemade cobblers, pies and cakes, and cheeses. Supper and hoedown are from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Early-bird activities begin at 3:30 p.m. - canoeing, pond fishing, swimming, marsh and farmhouse tours.
May 12, 2011 |
The Giants and Cowboys are doing it. So, too, are the Saints, Falcons, and Seahawks. Even the Redskins have done it. The Eagles, on the other hand, have not held informal practices during the NFL lockout, although plans are in the works. But is there anything to gain from players gathering for workouts without coaches, state-of-the-art facilities, and playbooks? "It's important," Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin said. "But I feel like people are stressing too much about it. I think it's more important for, let's say, a team bringing in a rookie franchise quarterback as opposed to a guy we've been working with for two years now. Obviously, we have the advantage in that.
May 2, 2011 |
TOUGHNESS was the thing Eagles coach Andy Reid talked about, in justifying taking Jaiquawn Jarrett in the second round instead of the third or fourth, where the safety from Temple had been projected. Asked about that toughness this weekend, during his visit to NovaCare, Jarrett was quick to explain it. "She always made sure to discipline us," said Jarrett, who is one of three children of Audrey Young, a Rikers Island corrections officer. "If it wasn't physically it was mentally.
December 21, 2009 |
The Eagles are in the playoffs, but they won't be for long if they play the way they did yesterday in the bone-chilling cold at Lincoln Financial Field. Thanks to the Dallas Cowboys' win Saturday night in New Orleans, all the Eagles needed to do was win and they were in the postseason for the eighth time in coach Andy Reid's 11 seasons as head coach. That mission was accomplished with a 27-13 victory over the San Francisco 49ers that allowed the Eagles, 10-4, to remain a game ahead of the second-place Cowboys in the NFC East.
July 28, 2009 |
Kevin Curtis seemed sincere, but he couldn't help but smile as he talked about how he pleaded with the Eagles to let him report to training camp with the rookies four days ahead of his other veteran teammates. "I asked them if I could come," Curtis said after the Eagles opened training camp with a morning practice in the searing heat at Lehigh University yesterday. "They didn't want me here, so I begged them, and they let me come. This was an opportunity to see where the groin is at rather than waiting until Day One when we're going live.
May 28, 2008 |
Maybe it was the wink. Maybe it was the other obvious reasons. But when Tom Savage orally committed to Rutgers on April 19, the Cardinal O'Hara High quarterback was falling in line with other top-ranked recruits who were deciding their football futures without having played a down as a senior. In the world of college recruiting, all the rage is committing early. And if you're a major Division I talent - such as Savage - there is seemingly almost no reason to wait - unless you believe the college and high school coaches who are sounding the alarm as the process quickens and threatens to overrun what they call common sense.
August 15, 2007 |
As indicators go, NFL preseason results are typically about as reliable as a Poor Richard's Almanac weather forecast. That's why there should be almost no cause for alarm following the Eagles' unattractive 29-3 exhibition loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night. Almost is an important word here, because there were some disconcerting things, which will be mentioned later. First, though, listen to cornerback Sheldon Brown's evaluation of the Eagles' lopsided loss. "Every preseason that I've been involved in, it seems like it has been this way, and the season has never been determined by how we did in the preseason," Brown said.