September 15, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Betty Cantrell, a 20-year-old opera singer from Georgia, became Miss America 2016 Sunday night before a cheering crowd in Boardwalk Hall. History was also made when a contrite pageant official apologized to entertainer Vanessa Williams, who was stripped of the title as Miss America in 1984 after nude photos of her were published without her permission in Penthouse magazine. Cantrell, who is from Warner Robins, Ga., wowed the judges with her lovely version of the aria "Tu, tu Piccolo Iddio" from Puccini's Madama Butterfly . Cantrell has studied music at Wesleyan College and Mercer University in Macon and would eventually like to graduate from a conservatory for musical theater.
August 19, 2015 |
Willie Nelson is an extraordinary octogenarian. The 82-year-old Red Headed Stranger - still ponytailed, though now mostly gray - played outdoors Sunday at the Borgata Festival Park in Atlantic City, and he was frisky and inventive all night long. The tour stop with openers Old Crow Medicine Show was billed as a "Willie Nelson & Family" concert, but with Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah off backing up Neil Young this summer, the only family member on stage throughout the briskly paced 90-minute set was his piano-playing older sister Bobbie.
August 14, 2015 |
WHEN GEORGIA Bruson was born, William Howard Taft was president, the Ford Model T was a year old, and the Wright brothers were still trying to figure out how to fly that thing. Georgia was born on the Fourth of July, 1909, in Edgefield, S.C. She died July 29 at 106. Her life encompassed a big chunk of American history. The Model T morphed into the sleek chariots plying Interstate 95; the Wright brothers' creation became supersonic jets, and a black man is president of the United States.
June 1, 2015 |
Georgia S. McWhinney, 85, of Wyncote, an associate professor in the field of literacy, died Wednesday, May 20, of cancer at her home. Dr. McWhinney devoted her energies to her family and the study and teaching of emergent literacy in both children and adults. Emergent literacy , a term coined by researcher Marie Clay, refers to the gradual process by which children and adults interact with language, books, and those around them on the road to literacy. A part of the process is speaking, listening, writing, and viewing words and pictures.
June 1, 2015 |
AFTER THE Phillies traded centerfielder Shane Victorino in the middle of the 2012 season, they had a chance to re-sign him in the offseason. They instead opted to trade starters Vance Worley and Trevor May for Ben Revere, a base-stealing threat with excellent outfield range who seldom strikes out. To some observers, Revere's throwing arm (he now plays leftfield) and his lack of power (he has two home runs in six seasons) might lessen his value. But at 27 and not being eligible for free agency until 2018, the versatile Revere, with his .289 career average, is a prime candidate for some contending team to snare from a bloated Phillies roster.
January 14, 2015 |
THE LIGHT BLUE stands at Tom Gola Arena hummed from the boisterous devotees screaming at the top of their lungs. There was barely any time left. He had to make his move in 4 seconds. The inbounds pass popped into his hands. Three dribbles, then another step to halfcourt and the release flowed from his fingers as quickly as his flight from the baseline. Forty seven feet later, Jordan Price had his first big moment at La Salle University: a buzzer-beating, midcourt prayer answered in the 40th minute.
November 11, 2014 |
TODD GURLEY was back with the first-team offense as Georgia held its first practice for Saturday's game against Auburn. Gurley is returning from a four-game NCAA suspension for taking $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over 2 years. Any uncertainty about Gurley's status on No. 16 Georgia's deep list of tailbacks ended when the junior was the starter on the updated depth chart released yesterday for the game against No. 9 Auburn. The depth chart can change during the practice week schedule, but Gurley appears set as the starter.
September 12, 2014 |
IT COULD ALREADY be too late for South Carolina to save its season, at least if you're talking about maybe still getting into the inaugural four-team playoff. But one of the best perks about playing in the SEC is you're never that far away from being in yet another spot where you can make an impression. In a week otherwise devoid of marquee matchups, sixth-ranked Georgia is at No. 24 South Carolina, which was ninth before it opened with a 52-28 home loss to a Texas A & M team without Johnny Football that has risen in the poll from 21 to 7. Anyway, the Dawgs have lost their last two in Columbia.
July 17, 2014 |
Prosecutors say 20-year-old Gabriel Sánchez of Rocky Face, Ga., was drunk and driving more than 80 m.p.h. on I-95 in South Philadelphia when his Nissan Armada plowed into a stopped Jetta with its blinkers flashing, resulting in the deaths of two men. Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge James M. DeLeon on Tuesday agreed, ruling there was enough evidence for Sánchez to stand trial on charges of vehicular homicide, drunken driving, and other offenses in...
May 15, 2014 |
Georgia B. Hansen, 83, of Gladwyne, a civic volunteer, died Wednesday, May 7, of cancer at Lankenau Hospital. Raised in Bala Cynwyd, Mrs. Hansen graduated from Lower Merion High School, and the University of Pennsylvania in 1952. She and husband Gerald J. Hansen Jr. settled in Gladwyne to start a family. During her years there, she focused on raising four children and caring for her ailing mother. Mrs. Hansen taught Sunday school and chaired Azalea Day for St. Christopher's Church in Gladwyne.