June 13, 2013 |
ALTHOUGH RELIGIOUS freedom is protected under the First Amendment, prosecutors say the law can get involved if there is reason to believe a child is in danger due to lack of medical care. "If the police come or if somebody calls the police and they see something, just like child abuse, anything like that would be investigated or looked at or somebody could intercede," said Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore, who is prosecuting Herbert and Catherine Schaible for a second time.
June 6, 2013 |
ON THE 40th anniversary of Secretariat's Belmont Stakes win, when the colt ran off 31 lengths in front of the field into an unknown realm, we wait in vain for the next Secretariat or Seattle Slew or Affirmed, the Triple Crown still elusive. No Triple Crown is on the line in Saturday's Belmont Stakes, but we do get a rematch between the winner of the Kentucky Derby (Orb) and Preakness (Oxbow), as well as a terrific betting race, promised by a 14-horse field with much intrigue and more than a few question marks.
May 21, 2013
By Melissa Chea-Annan Chilling remarks about press freedom in Liberia have led to a standoff between the government and the media. At a ceremony on May 3 marking World Press Freedom Day, Othello Daniel Warrick, the chief security aide to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, referred to journalists as "terrorists. " The threatening remarks by Warrick, the head of Liberia's presidential guard, the Executive Protection Service (EPS), also included a vow to arrest journalists if they continue to report negative stories on the president and her administration.
May 5, 2013 |
THEY ARE gray-haired now and approaching 70, but the Cecil B. Moore Freedom Fighters, who protested the all-white policies at Girard College nearly 50 years ago, are marching again. But the protest, this time, is against violence. "This march is going to remind people we still have to fight back and we have to show courage," Meldorn Shamlin, president of the Freedom Fighters, said this week. "We want to stop the crime and stop the killing of our children," said Shamlin, 68. "We're showing men they need to get out of the house and protect our kids.
April 20, 2013
At a luncheon Friday in Radnor, Freedoms head coach Josh Cohen introduced his 2013 roster, headlined by 2013 Australian Open semifinalist Sloane Stephens, currently the No. 2 ranked American women's player. "With all her accomplishments, she really hasn't changed a bit," Cohen said of Stephens. "She's a nice, sweet girl even though she's a tennis superstar. " Cohen also listed the rest of the roster for this year's World Team Tennis season. Returning for the Freedoms is Jordan Kerr, joined by Samuel Groth, who has the fastest recorded serve in tennis history, at 164 m.p.h.
April 17, 2013 |
THE 1996 ATLANTA Olympic Park bombing. The World Trade Center massacre. The London subway bombing. The stabbing death of a U.S. citizen during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Newtown. Three dead and, at last count, more than 140 injured in Monday's bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. That's our world. These are timelines my three children will use to mark their ascent into adulthood, just as the deaths of JFK, RFK and MLK, and the attempted assassinations of Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan marked mine.
April 17, 2013
By Eileen Glanton Loftus Violence is always wrong, but sometimes it's even more wrong. When someone attacks our children, it cuts to our core. When someone violates our public spaces, it reminds us of the fragility of the hope that, when we go out in the world, we will return unscathed. The explosions at the end of the Boston Marathon killed a child, and ravaged a public space. Those are two strikes against the perpetrator. Here's the third: They went after runners. On social media and running websites, runners expressed deep sorrow for the victims of Monday's attack.
April 3, 2013 |
TUCSON, Ariz. - A man who has spent more than 40 years in prison for a 1970 hotel fire that killed 29 people agreed to a deal with prosecutors Tuesday that cleared the way for him to be released after his conviction was called into question. The plea deal marks a stunning reversal for Louis Taylor, who was 16 when he was arrested in the fire at the Pioneer Hotel in Tucson, where employees of an aircraft company were celebrating at a Christmas party. He was expected to be set free Tuesday or Wednesday, once his paperwork was processed.
March 15, 2013 |
The Freedoms selected Jessica Pegula as their first-round pick on Wednesday in the World TeamTennis roster draft. Pegula, a 19-year-old WTT rookie, has a WTA singles ranking of 142 and doubles ranking of 96. She is the daughter of Penn State benefactor Terry Pegula, who owns the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and AHL's Rochester Americans. In the second round, the Freedoms drafted doubles specialist and 2011 WTT female MVP Liezel Huber. The third-round pick was Australian Samuel Groth, best known for hitting the fastest recorded serve in tennis history (163.4 m.p.h.)
March 10, 2013 |
Quadir Rice grabbed a last-second rebound and made a put-back layup as time expired Saturday afternoon, giving Upper Darby a 47-45 victory over Bethlehem Freedom in the first round of the PIAA Class AAAA boys' basketball tournament at William Allen. Rice finished with nine points and nine rebounds, and Kulty Slanger led the Royals with 12 points. "It feels great for these kids," Upper Darby coach Bob Miller said. "This team has been special, and they believe they're going to win these close games.