May 11, 2015
Hardcover For the week ended May 10, compiled by Nielsen BookScan © 2015 the Nielsen Co. Fiction 1. Gathering Prey John Sandford. Putnam. $29 2. Memory Man David Baldacci. Grand Central. $28 3. The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins. Riverhead. $27 4. The Liar Nora Roberts. Putnam. $28 5. The Bone Tree Greg Iles. Morrow. $28 6. Death Wears a Beauty Mask Mary Higgins Clark. Simon & Schuster.
May 1, 2015 |
WITH THE MISSION of stopping the violence that kills an estimated 13 African-American men and boys every 24 hours, Mayor Nutter yesterday welcomed about a dozen mayors and more than 300 other city leaders from around the nation to Philadelphia to work on solutions. Although the second annual Cities United Convening conference was planned long before this week's riots in Baltimore, that city's troubles were frequently invoked by the attendees at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.
April 27, 2015 |
Allison MacMath had no medical training. But on a cold morning in February, when a man beside her at the dog park suddenly collapsed to the snow, she remembered a simple tip: When giving CPR, skip mouth-to-mouth, and pump to the beat of an aptly named Bee Gees song. As she leaned against his chest, she said, she sang in her head, but out loud at the hook, "Stayin' alive. Stayin' alive," willing him to hear her. The man's wife comforted him with her own words. "Mostly, 'I love you, Frank, I love you,' " MacMath remembered Saturday, turning to Frank Norris, the man whose life she helped save.
April 20, 2015 |
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy committed the nation to landing a man on the moon by decade's end. In July 1969, it was mission accomplished. A half-century later, invoking Kennedy's challenge, scientists at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center announced they, too, were shooting for the moon. They launched the Cancer Moonshots Program, with the aim of reducing cancer deaths within five to 10 years. "It's a very goal-oriented effort that seems to impact one thing - and that is cancer mortality," Dr. Ronald DePinho, president of MD Anderson, said Saturday at the annual meeting convened by the Philadelphia-based American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
March 23, 2015 |
THERE WAS nothing more Michael Sparks and Kelly Quain could do, so they grabbed their gear and hiked down a trail without their friend, the weight of what just happened too unreal to weigh them down yet. It was Sunday morning, and they were heading out from the Washington County, Md., shelter where Philadelphia folk singer Jason Parish, 36, had just been killed by a fallen tree, and the two men stumbled upon something strange, stuck in the mud....
March 17, 2015 |
* COMMUNITY . Tomorrow, Yahoo Screen. (Yahoo.com/community online or on Apple TV, Roku or Yahoo Screen apps for Apple and Android.) * JAMAICA INN . Today, Acorn TV. MAYBE it's time to trade in the universal remote for a spreadsheet. Because the days of leaning back, pressing a button or two and having favorite TV shows come to you, live or off your DVR, are waning. Thanks to Netflix and Amazon and Yahoo and Acorn TV and Sony PlayStation and Crackle and an ever-growing list of streaming options that's about to include at least one stand-alone premium channel, we've entered the hunter-gatherer phase of TV viewing.
March 16, 2015 |
At the American Montessori Society's convention Saturday in Philadelphia, Lisa Porter Kuh said she has a vivid memory of the day she arrived at Greene Towne Montessori School in Center City in 1966. The private school had just opened, and Kuh said she felt at home when she spotted maps, puzzles, and handheld learning tools like the ones at the Montessori school she had attended in Wilmington. The only surprise was the teacher. Kuh, now the director of early education for public schools in Somerville, Mass., said she had never seen a nun before.
March 5, 2015 |
On the day before its 1990 West Coast Conference tournament semifinal with host Loyola Marymount, Portland practiced in the Lions' Gersten Pavilion. "There are windows on one end of their gym," Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, then Portland's sophomore point guard, recalled this week. "On the other side of the windows, there's a track. I'll never forget, that day we saw Hank [Gathers] out there running sprints with a parachute on his back. "To see the leading scorer and leading rebounder in the nation with that kind of work ethic, we were beaten before we even played.
February 27, 2015 |
Basketball players in Philly cried that night. A man with seemingly endless streams of energy, who had just dunked off an alley-oop for the last of his 2,723 career NCAA points, part of an iconic Loyola Marymount scoring machine, dropped to the court in Southern California on March 4, 1990. Even a quarter of a century later, there are no clear answers, even with genetic testing and significant treatment upgrades, about what the best way to protect Hank Gathers from sudden cardiac death would have been other than to get him to stop playing the sport he was born to play.
February 23, 2015 |
After an hour of rocking the dance floor, Penny Warn takes a break. "I think people with disabilities have more fun than regular people," she says, as about 120 developmentally disabled men and women party like it's not a frigid Thursday evening in February. Inside Paris Caterers in Berlin Township, the heat is on. Fist-bumps, high-fives, and funky floor moves are the rule. And the hits keep on thumping, thanks to "DJ Dave" Michaels. "It's a fun night," says Robin Rowand, 32, of Pittsgrove.