May 15, 2015 |
THE PHILADELPHIA School District wants to upgrade and expand health services, officials announced yesterday, but could it come at the expense of school nurses? Superintendent William Hite said the district will explore the option to contract with private providers to offer students more access to health services, which have been drastically reduced because of budget cuts, leaving many schools without a full-time nurse. He said the move does not mean the district will get rid of the 183 nurses it employs.
May 12, 2015 |
After Phoenixville police arrested a woman for public drunkenness almost two years ago, she claimed an officer at the station inappropriately grabbed her. So officers watched the videotape from an overhead camera in the station and determined she was lying. When they told her about the video evidence, she backed off the claim. Now, the department hopes adding body cameras will similarly keep civilians and officers accountable. Body-camera video can balance the civilian cellphone videos that have become more prevalent in controversial cases involving police, Chief William Mossman said.
May 9, 2015 |
Strong senior leadership has a way of short-circuiting thoughts of dread and despair when things don't go as planned. In a nonleague lacrosse showdown Thursday at Conestoga, Zach Drake and Aidan Kerrigan made sure of that. The La Salle seniors helped the Explorers escape with a 10-9 come-from-behind victory, which earlier, had the look and feel of a heartbreaking collapse. That is until Kerrigan whipped in the game-winner after all else failed. "We drew it up on the sideline, and we had a couple plays going in," he said.
April 23, 2015 |
Six years ago, a 21-year-old Gettysburg College senior named Kevin Schaeffer, from outside Reading, spent the evening with Amy Butcher, a close friend and fellow senior from Telford, Bucks County. They drank at a bar, and talked about their impending graduation and what would come next. He walked her back to her apartment. Then, he went home and stabbed his ex-girlfriend, 19-year-old Emily Silverstein, 27 times. Now, Butcher, 28, an assistant professor of English at Ohio Wesleyan University, has written a memoir, Visiting Hours (Blue Rider Press)
April 23, 2015 |
Aidan Kerrigan enjoys the best of both worlds almost year-round. In autumn, the 5-foot-11, 220-pound linebacker blasted ball carriers for La Salle. Springtime, however, it's all about lacrosse, and offense. "There's a balance to it," Kerrigan said after the Explorers clobbered Archbishop Carroll, 19-5, on Monday. "In the fall I get to hit people. In the spring I get to score goals. " "I like scoring goals," the Maple Glen resident continued. "It's really fun. It's kind of cool to do two different things because each season has something different.
April 23, 2015 |
AIDAN KERRIGAN enjoys the best of both worlds almost year-round. In autumn, the 5-11, 220-pound linebacker blasted ballcarriers for La Salle High. Springtime, however, it's all about lacrosse, and offense. "There's a balance to it," Kerrigan said after the Explorers clobbered Archbishop Carroll, 19-5, on Monday. "In the fall, I get to hit people. In the spring, I get to score goals. "I like scoring goals," the Maple Glen resident continued. "It's really fun. It's kind of cool to do two different things, because each season has something different.
March 30, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Even on an early spring morning still tightly wrapped in winter, Atsion Lake in Wharton State Forest has that "go home and get your kayak" look. The wind whipping the icy-cold, cedar-colored water over the edge of the deserted beach is enough to recommend a two-month postponement. But that means more time to explore the rest of Shamong, which has a long history and a great deal to look at. Leave enough time for a crab melt on rye for lunch at the Shamong Diner on Willow Grove Road and a visit to Valenzano Winery on Route 206, where you can sample the "Shamong Red. " In the Southern Unami dialect of the Leni-Lenape, Shamong means place of the horn , owing to the abundance of deer that sustained members of the tribe who lived there.
March 15, 2015 |
NEW YORK - La Salle coach John Giannini looked up at the high-definition scoreboard at the Barclays Center to see if it was true, but he already knew. The clock was all zeros, and time had run out on his Explorers' season because of a driving, off-balance layup by Atlantic Ten player of the year Tyler Kalinoski. Davidson had come all the way back from an 18-point deficit Friday to stun La Salle in the A-10 quarterfinals, 67-66. "I was surprised that shot went in," Giannini said. "I thought that we had them out of rhythm a little bit and it looked like the ball was thrown toward the rim and not shot as well as they normally do, and it just kind of took a couple of bounces and went in. " The Explorers held a large lead for most of the first half thanks to their seniors.
March 13, 2015 |
ONE GAME can do a lot to the psyche of a college athlete. At least that's what La Salle is hoping proves true as it begins play in the Atlantic 10 Tournament today at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The ninth-seeded Explorers tip off with No. 8 Massachusetts at noon. And they're hoping the game that preceded it has a lot of affect on today's outcome and beyond. That game, of course, is La Salle's 55-53 victory Saturday over second-seeded Dayton - a team that was just outside the Top 25 last week - on Senior Night at Tom Gola Arena.
March 9, 2015 |
In the four losses leading up to his team's regular-season finale Saturday against Dayton, La Salle coach John Giannini figured he knew what the missing element was. "We've been playing tough but not as tough as some of the people we lost to," Gianni said. "We've got to find the 'er.' We've been tough but we needed to be tough er . We needed to make those extra plays, we needed to consistently defend. Today we were able to do that against a really good team and beat them. " La Salle (16-15, 8-10 A-10)