September 11, 2015 |
A MAN WHO could read 15,000 books, give or take a few hundred, was a man to be reckoned with. And Larry Riley was that man. But how to do the reckoning? He was a man whose spiritual journey took him to a Trappist monastery, probably the strictist order in the Roman Catholic Church, yet he was also a man who enjoyed handicapping race horses and cheering on the steeds at Philadelphia Park and the old Garden State track. He earned a Ph.D with a dissertation on the Bolshevik show trials in the Soviet Union instigated by Joseph Stalin in the 1930s to get rid of his rivals.
April 2, 2015 |
Jessica Hughes throws righthanded and bats lefthanded, just like her brother. The Washington Township High School senior grew up wanting to emulate her brother's play in baseball. What she didn't know was that her admiration for him would later push her to become one of South Jersey's best softball players. "I like making him proud," Hughes said of Shaine, who is a redshirt freshman infielder at Monmouth. "Growing up and watching him play, it just made me always want to play. " Hughes was raised in a baseball-loving family.
March 3, 2015 |
PHILADELPHIA saw some father-son love in the City of Brotherly Love over the weekend, when Bill Murray was in town. La Salle University's Kale Beers , who was doing the broadcast play-by-play during the La Salle/University of Rhode Island basketball game Saturday afternoon at Tom Gola Arena, spotted the "Caddyshack" star in the stands. Murray, incognito under a baseball cap, watched his son, assistant men's basketball coach Luke Murray , help lead the Rhody Rams to a 59-56 win over the Explorers.
March 2, 2015 |
After singing her heart out, Julia Rae Schlucter of Wayne was crowned Miss Philadelphia late Saturday to mark the pageant's 94th anniversary. Schlucter, 22, a senior at Fordham University, will graduate in about three months. Her platform at Saturday's pageant at the city's Kurtz Center for Performing Arts at the William Penn Charter School was singing at the "Top of My Lungs. " She beat out 13 other contestants from Philadelphia and Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties.
April 13, 2014 |
Sister Catherine Mary Murray, 83, a schoolteacher and administrator, died Friday, April 4, of cardiac failure at Holy Child Center, Rosemont. The sixth child of Joseph and Kathryn Murray, Sister Catherine Mary was born and raised in Philadelphia. She was taught by the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School and J. W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School. That early exposure to the nuns prompted her to enter the Society of the Holy Child Jesus in 1948.
November 20, 2013 |
Marie Cornelia-Shew, 77, of Center City, a retired English professor and former associate dean at the graduate school of Rutgers-Camden, died Saturday, Nov. 16, of a heart attack. Born in Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Shew graduated from Nazareth University there and later received her doctorate from Fordham University in New York City. In the early 1970s, she began a career at Rutgers that spanned nearly four decades and touched the lives of thousands of students. She was known on campus as Dr. Cornelia.
October 24, 2013 |
THE REV. Terrence Toland had to be prodded - gently, of course - to attend the ceremony last November in which a building at St. Joseph's University was named for him. Father Toland was revered as a humble Jesuit who shied away from public recognition of the good works he performed in his 61 years as a Roman Catholic priest. Nevertheless, officials of the university, of which Toland was the 23rd president, managed to drag him to the ceremony at which the Fine Arts West Building became Toland Hall on the James J. Maguire '58 Campus, the site of the former Episcopal Academy.
January 9, 2013
Age: 57; born Sept. 22, 1955, North Bergen, N.J. Experience: Assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, 2009-present; president and CEO of the Analysis Corp., McLean, Va., 2005-08; interim director of the National Counterterrorism Center, 2004-2005; director of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center, 2003-2004; CIA deputy executive director, 2001-2003. Education: Bachelor's degree, political science, Fordham University, 1977; master's degree, government, University of Texas at Austin, 1980.
February 13, 2000 |
Switching from the green hills of North Carolina to the stark pavement of the Bronx, Woodrow Wilson graduate Nailah Wallace has rediscovered happiness on the basketball court. The 6-foot forward is a junior at Fordham University in New York. She played two seasons at North Carolina State and sat out the 1998-99 season after transferring. "I really wanted to come closer to home. I wanted my parents, family and friends to see me play," Wallace said. Wallace had made an unofficial recruiting visit to Fordham while in high school, and when she started to look for a new school, her trip to the Bronx school stuck in her mind.
May 5, 1995 |
Raymond Carroll, who averaged 21 points a game for the Chester High basketball team this past season, said yesterday that he would attend Fordham University on a full scholarship. Carroll, a 6-foot-3 forward, chose Fordham over Penn, James Madison and Creighton. He said he would sign a letter of intent Saturday. Going to Penn, he said, just proved to be too costly. "I looked for a school that was just as comparable to Penn as far as education was concerned," Carroll said.