November 18, 2014 |
KHALIL ROANE was at it again for Ss. Neumann-Goretti last week. After 70 carries and 379 yards in his last two games, the 5-8, 185-pound running back put the Saints on his back again in a 12-6 victory against Prep Charter in the Class AA city title game. Jack Taylor, a senior linebacker for the Saints, actually ended the game with an interception with 47 seconds remaining. Roane, already the city's leader in attempts (now 283), supplied the offense. He logged 31 more totes for 171 yards and both N-G touchdowns.
November 1, 2014 |
Bob Berry's house on the banks of the Pickering Creek near Phoenixville has evolved, to say the least. Born as a 19th-century farmhouse, it got its first makeover in the 1940s when famed architect Oskar Stonerov transformed it into an International-style haven for his family, which eventually included four children, and his wife, Elizabeth, who started a popular cooperative preschool there. Then, when Bob Berry bought the structure in 2005, his brother-in-law and architect John Kohlhaus remade it to fit 21st century needs.
November 1, 2014 |
IT SURE seemed that Nate Allen was going to practice yesterday, during the loosening-up drills reporters were allowed to watch. But the Eagles' safety said afterward he hadn't done much, "little light movements and stuff," and the team officially listed him as not having practiced. Which brings us to Earl Wolff. (Brings us to Earl Wolff. According to Chip Kelly, if Allen can't play, the Eagles might start special-teams ace Chris Maragos Sunday at Houston, or even rookie corner Jaylen Watkins, who later classified himself as only an "emergency" safety.
October 2, 2014 |
Nowadays, when high school athletes make commitments for collegiate athletics, many times announcements are shrouded in secrecy in an attempt to build suspense. Yesterday, at the Haverford School, friends and family gathered in the school's field house to hear what school nationally sought-after recruit Levan "Shawn" Alston would choose. Throughout the recruiting process, Virginia Commonwealth basketball coach Shaka Smart pushed hard, previously making a 6:45 a.m. visit to show his interest.
October 1, 2014 |
AMANDA BYNES, who'd been staying out of the tabloid headlines recently, a promising signal that she was keeping her life together, was arrested in L.A. yesterday on charges of DUI. The "influence," however, was believed to be weed, according to TMZ.com. A TMZ source said she's been smoking for weeks. TMZ reported that Amanda was driving a Mercedes in the San Fernando Valley when she stopped in the middle of an intersection on Van Nuys Boulevard. For those readers who don't drive, the middle of an intersection is generally not the best place to stop.
September 25, 2014
KNOW HOW POLITICS can often be predictable? Well, that's what happened at the Two-Toms debate Monday night in Hershey. Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf followed their respective scripts. The Republican incumbent - trailing in polls and campaign cash and still regarded the No. 1 vulnerable guv in America - took some sweeping swings at his challenger. When you're behind, that's what you do. In response, the Democratic upstart pulled a Wolf-a-dope, leaning on rhetorical ropes, staying calm, happy just to lay a few jabs on the titleholder's chin.
September 23, 2014 |
AT 7:36 P.M. on Aug. 21, Andrew "A.J. " Marsico picked up his iPhone and tweeted: "Overheard at bar 'what time are we on tonight?' 'The Eagles?' 'No, the Taney Dragons.' " At 11:06 that night, the popular lobbyist was back on Twitter, posting a nighttime photo of City Hall. It wasn't until nearly a month later that cops showed up in the middle of the night at Marsico's luxury apartment in Center City and arrested him for what they believe happened between those two tweets.
September 22, 2014 |
The crowd came out to Parx Racing to see a star on Saturday in the 35th running of the Pennsylvania Derby, and California Chrome looked perfect for the role of a Hollywood hero as he walked regally around the paddock, accepted Victor Espinoza onto his back, and stepped onto the track to play his part. And then they ran the race. Someone messed with the script, just as they had in June at the Belmont Stakes, when Chrome wasn't able to parlay wins in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes into Triple Crown immortality.
September 16, 2014 |
Someday, Flyers prospect Sam Morin hopes to remind folks of his idol, Chris Pronger. That's why Morin seeks advice from the former standout defenseman whenever he gets the chance. After Saturday's opening day of rookie camp in Voorhees, Morin recalled a conversation he had with the once-menacing Pronger, who had a simple message: Play mean, but play smart. "I got into an incident this past year with my stick, and he just told me not to do it again," said Morin, a 6-foot-6, 224-pound defenseman who has gained 13 pounds in the last year.
September 12, 2014 |
When "do it," the new show of original works at the Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, opens Friday evening, it will already be the world's longest-running art exhibition. It's not that the show is permanent (on the contrary, it closes Dec. 6). It is, however, the latest in a series of related doings in more than 50 museums and galleries around the world over the last two decades. Together, they form an ongoing, open-ended art project based on a compendium of instructions by 250 curators and artists, including Sol LeWitt, Yoko Ono, and David Lynch.