January 8, 2014 |
Pornography became a chic topic this summer with the release of Lovelace , a biopic starring the brilliant young actress Amanda Seyfried as hard-core porn actress Linda Lovelace, who shot to fame in 1972's Deep Throat . Lovelace's film was so popular at the time that mainstream threaters did the unthinkable and began screening it. For good or ill, pornography was inextricably tied to the reshaping of America's sexual mores during the...
December 30, 2013 |
DAYTON, Ohio - North Carolina license plates proudly declare "First in Flight," while Ohio's offer the competing slogan "Birthplace of Aviation. " In this friendly interstate rivalry for bragging rights over the dawn of aviation, who's right or, in this case, Wright? It's true that Wilbur and Orville Wright were attracted by the windswept dunes of North Carolina's Outer Banks to achieve man's first powered flight. As Orville said in a note, "We came down here for wind and sand and we have got them.
December 24, 2013 |
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - La Salle headed to warm and sunny Miami to take on the Hurricanes yesterday afternoon. Unfortunately for the Explorers, they could not overcome the cold that was their shooting performance, as they fell to Miami, 71-58. The Explorers jumped out to a fast start, scoring 12 points in the first 4 minutes. The following 36 minutes were nothing like the first 4. La Salle managed just 46 points the rest of the way. The shooting was less than stellar for the Explorers, as it has been for much of the season.
December 21, 2013 |
Wagner probably figured it would be in for a long night when La Salle got five shots on its initial possession of the game, then got fouled on the sixth attempt. The Explorers set the tempo from the first minute and, behind Steve Zack's career-high 17 rebounds, pounded the Seahawks on the boards Thursday night en route to an 80-54 victory at Tom Gola Arena. Coming off a 21-point crushing at Villanova, La Salle (6-5) hustled from the outset and won the rebound battle, 50-29. The Explorers grabbed 22 offensive rebounds - matching Wagner's output on the defensive boards - and outscored the visitors, 19-5, on second-chance points.
December 13, 2013
WHAT HAPPENS when the classic strains of Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky are blended with a cartoon show that is a hit with the preschool crowd? The answer can be found tomorrow at Upper Darby's Tower Theater, which is hosting two performances of "Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite. " While most folks are probably aware of "The Nutcracker," you likely don't know Max and Ruby unless you are the parent of young ones. For the uninitiated, the two are the stars of "Max & Ruby," which airs on cable's Nick Jr. channel.
December 13, 2013 |
The board of the underfunded Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System (SERS) voted Wednesday to hire outside experts for assessment and advice for dealing with allegations against its chief investment officer, Anthony S. Clark . Clark, 60, chose last week to retire from his $270,000 job running the state workers' pension fund after the SERS board locked him out of his office due to allegations against him, which the board has declined to describe...
December 12, 2013
WHEN YOU watch La Salle senior point guard Tyreek Duren play this season, it is clear he does not have his usual quickness. And there is a reason. He got plantar fasciitis in May and has been playing with the painful foot condition in the first nine games. "It's one of those mysterious injuries," La Salle coach John Giannini said. "Nobody really knows how it gets there and nobody really knows when it's going to end. " The coach is hopeful that the inflammation will be more manageable with medication.
December 9, 2013 |
NEW YORK - La Salle coach John Giannini enjoyed his first visit to Madison Square Garden, where he got to walk through the backstage corridors that he remembered from watching The Song Remains the Same, the 1976 film about a Led Zeppelin concert here. But Giannini drew much more pleasure watching the second-half performance of his team, particularly the inside scoring of Jerrell Wright, and a defense that helped the Explorers rally from a 12-point deficit and post a 65-57 victory over Stony Brook in the ECAC Holiday Festival tournament.
December 9, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Speedy Morris realizes that people hand out lifetime achievement awards only to retired basketball coaches who are getting up there in age. He pleads guilty on one count. "Yes, I'm getting old, I'm 71," Morris said Saturday after being recognized with a Lifetime Coaching Excellence Award at the ECAC Holiday Festival tournament at Madison Square Garden. But retirement? Forget about it. Morris is entering his 46th year as a head coach and his 13th season at St. Joseph's Prep, and he feels too good to stop.