August 2, 2014 |
Greg Foster's assistant-coaching stint with the 76ers was short-lived. The 45-year-old left the franchise after one season for a better opportunity as the second assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to several sources. Foster was one of the Sixers' player development coaches. The former NBA center also worked with the team's big men. Foster and new Bucks coach Jason Kidd are close friends from Oakland. Foster came to the Sixers in September after spending the previous three seasons at his alma mater, the University of Texas at El Paso.
June 28, 2014 |
Their last invasion of English-speaking lands came via Viking ships more than 1,200 years ago. The Scandinavians are at it again, this time laying waste to the domestic TV landscape and replacing our old tired network shows with spectacular, fresh mysteries and procedurals. Wallander , The Killing , and Those Who Kill all have inspired English-language remakes. Now comes The Bridge . Considered one of the best European TV shows in decades, The Bridge (originally titled Broen/Bron )
March 18, 2014 |
TWO EARLY-MORNING accidents at the same location in New Jersey have left one man dead, one in the hospital and one on the run. Ronale Thomas, of Brockton, Mass., was driving eastbound on Admiral Wilson Boulevard about 3:10 a.m. yesterday when he struck and killed pedestrian Victor Gutierrez, according to Pennsauken Township police. When Thomas exited his vehicle to tend to Gutierrez, he was hit by another driver, who fled the scene. "He hits the guy - it was not his fault, the guy jumped right in front of him - he gets out to go help him and the car comes by and whacks him," Sgt. Chris Sulzbach said.
July 11, 2013 |
* THE BRIDGE. 10 tonight, FX. * CAMP. 10 tonight, NBC10. * ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. Streaming on Netflix beginning tomorrow. A BODY found bisected on the border between the United States and Mexico touches off something bigger than a jurisdictional dispute in "The Bridge," an addictive new drama premiering Wednesday on FX. Adapted by Penn grad Meredith Stiehm ("Cold Case," "Homeland") and Elwood Reid from a Scandinavian series, "The Bridge" isn't so much about the span that connects Juarez and El Paso as it is about the disconnect between the two cities, one ranked among the world's deadliest, the other with fewer than two dozen murders most years.
July 10, 2013 |
'Keep the Americans out of our business - understand?" the captain of the Chihuahua State Police (Juan Carlos Cantu) orders his detective ( Weeds ' Demian Bichir). That command proves to be quite a challenge in The Bridge , a gripping new series from FX. When a corpse is placed precisely and conspicuously on the border demarcation between Juarez and El Paso, it sparks an uneasy collaboration between investigators in Mexico and the United States. The case brings the social, cultural, and law enforcement variances between the neighboring countries into stark relief.
June 14, 2013 |
After learning about Sandra Day O'Connor's more than two decades serving as the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice, Nya Fields knew she was about to meet someone important. "I was honored to be here because she was important to the court system," said Fields, a sixth grader at Spring Garden School. "I didn't realize she would be as funny as she was. " O'Connor came to Philadelphia on Wednesday to receive the Virginia Barton Wallace Award, given annually by White and Williams to an inspiring woman in honor of the firm's first female partner.
January 10, 2013 |
EL PASO, Texas - A federal judge sentenced a British businessman to nearly three years in prison Wednesday for trying to buy surface-to-air missile parts from undercover U.S. agents to resell to Iran. Christopher Tappin, 66, pleaded guilty in November to aiding and abetting to export defense materials in a deal that opened the door for him to serve part of his sentence in Britain near his ailing wife. U.S. District Judge David Briones in El Paso said Wednesday that he would recommend that the Justice Department approve any request by Tappin to be transferred to the United Kingdom.
November 10, 2012 |
EL PASO, Texas - Deceased actor Sherman Hemsley's longtime friend can proceed with his burial and running his estate, a Texas judge ruled Friday over the objections of his half-brother from Philadelphia. Hemsley, who played George Jefferson on the TV sitcom The Jeffersons , died July 24 of lung cancer. His body has been in refrigerated storage at an El Paso funeral home since. Judge Patricia B. Chew sided Friday with Flora Enchinton Bernal, who was named in Hemsley's will as the executor of his estate.
November 9, 2012 |
EL PASO, Texas - A Texas lawyer and former Carnegie Mellon University trustee pleaded not guilty Thursday to laundering more than $600 million for a Mexican drug cartel. Marco Antonio Delgado waived his arraignment Thursday, essentially entering a not-guilty plea, during a hearing in federal court in El Paso. One of his lawyers, Ray Velarde, asked Judge Norbert Garney to postpone the bond hearing for Wednesday. His other lawyer, Jose Montes, said they would seek Delgado's release on bond next week.
September 3, 2012 |
Jeremy Wright rushed for 105 yards and three touchdowns, and Teddy Bridgewater passed for 232, helping No. 25 Louisville start the season strong with a 32-14 victory against rival Kentucky on Sunday in Louisville, Ky. The Cardinals drove 99, 85, and 93 yards on their first three scoring drives and scored on five of their first seven overall. After a promising start, including a TD drive that brought them within 8-7, the Wildcats could not match Louisville's offensive intensity. Bridgewater completed 19 of 21 passes, but his first two completions for 40 yards opened things up for Wright, who rushed for 30 yards on that drive and capped it with the first of two 1-yard scores.