February 28, 2011
The Southeastern Virginia Arts Association will honor Eagles quarterback Michael Vick at its first Black-Tie Honors Gala next month in Norfolk, the Virginian-Pilot reported. In a news release, the group said it plans to honor Vick, a Newport News native, because he "epitomized the meaning of 'hero' not only by his unparalleled accomplishments on the football field, but more importantly, by his relentless resilience in overcoming the obstacles he has faced . . . and becoming a true example of life success for all to emulate.
March 8, 2013 |
After a second-half offensive outburst Thursday night, the Willingboro girls' basketball team will play for a state title. The Chimeras easily defeated Rumson-Fair Haven, 56-39, in a state Group 2 semifinal at Deptford. Willingboro held a 21-13 halftime lead before taking a commanding advantage in the third quarter. Behind senior guard Micahya Owens, who finished with 16 points, the Chimeras (23-4) led by 16 entering the final eight minutes and coasted to the victory. Grace Stant led Rumson-Fair Haven (22-9)
August 8, 2014 |
Do individuals have a responsibility to help shape America's image in a deeply troubled world? Mostly definitely, says Nancy Gilboy, president of Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia. Founded amid the Cold War in 1954, the organization, which serves as a bridge among companies, governments, foreign groups, and individuals, is celebrating its 60th year with a new name - and an increasingly urgent mission to spur citizen participation. In the 1950s, when people abroad thought of America, they might conjure "the U.S. soldier who liberated [Europe]
June 3, 2012 |
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. - When Megan Kirschling soared over the high-jump bar at 5 feet, 101/2 inches, she didn't just break her own personal record. She also made state history. The mark broke the Group 2 record first set in 1998, and put the West Deptford junior in a tie for second on the all-time state list. The jump also matched a nearly 30-year-old record for the all-group meets. "There are always those butterflies," Kirschling said. "Once I hit the first jump, then it's just take a deep breath and see how high I can go. " After the successful record-setting attempt, Kirschling couldn't clear the bar on three attempts at 6 feet.
November 29, 2012 |
For the first time in more than a month, Bordentown star striker Alexis McTamney was held without a hat trick. Even so, her two late goals Wednesday paced the Scotties to a 2-0 victory over Cinnaminson in a state Group 2 girls' soccer semifinal at Toms River East. McTamney struck in the 63d and 76th minutes, each time receiving the ball while moving in from the wing, beating two defenders, and sliding the ball past Pirates goalie Jamie Campbell. The senior will look to add to her state-leading 58 goals on Sunday at the College of New Jersey, where Bordentown will face Bergen County's Glen Rock for the Group 2 title.
May 27, 2013 |
Pennsylvanians for Accountability. Sounds nice. With a name like that, they must be about something good. After all, are there any Pennsylvanians out there who are against accountability? Anybody want to speak up for irresponsibility? Anybody? The group is running a television ad blasting Gov. Corbett, a Republican, for education cuts in his first two budgets, including teacher layoffs, while giving tax breaks to his "corporate donors. " He is playing a "shell game" with the state, the piece says, using graphics of three jumping and sliding miniature Capitol domes and a piano score straight from a Gilded Age brothel.
December 11, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The Republican National Committee announced an inquiry Monday to look at what went wrong in 2012's presidential election and how the GOP could respond to the nation's shifting demographics and adopt smarter political strategies. RNC chairman Reince Priebus asked a group of five respected party leaders to examine how the GOP could better talk with voters, raise money from donors, and learn from Democrats' tactics. As part of a top-to-bottom review, Preibus also asked the group, known as the Growth and Opportunity Project, to look at how campaigns were best organized and deployed, how they ccould work with independent groups such as super political action committees, and how the party should approach the 2016 presidential primaries.
October 11, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - They have bold orange lapel pins, their own nickname - "problem solvers" - and even a theme song written by the R&B star Akon. And with a lofty goal of ending congressional gridlock, the bipartisan group No Labels has also sought and won flattering headlines across the country. Locally, U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R., Pa.) has trumpeted his participation. But what No Labels has produced little of in its four-year existence is tangible results. Since the group relaunched with a focus on Congress in 2013, it has laid claim to two meager legislative victories, one of which was watered down and one that recycled an idea first enacted in 2008.
October 26, 1995 |
The Cherry Hill East girls' tennis team expected to win a state championship this season. Now with that goal accomplished, coach Ralph Ipri's team is hoping to win three more matches in the Tournament of Champions. East, ranked No. 1 in The Inquirer's Top 10, defeated Middletown South, 4-1, yesterday at Mercer County Park to claim its first Group 4 state title since 1989. Middletown South, the Central Jersey champion, fell to 18-3. The Cougars (22-0) will face Group 1 champion Rumson-Fair Haven in the quarterfinal round of the Tournament of Champions on Saturday at the Inman Racquet Club in Edison.
July 22, 2014 |
It wasn't just "hundreds of dollars," City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson now acknowledges. It was just over $10,000. But he still says that all the money donated to his Peace Not Guns group was handled honestly, if somewhat sloppily, and that critics of its unauthorized use of a federal charity designation are missing the point. "The mission of Peace Not Guns is pure," the Philadelphia councilman said during a recent interview. To make his case about the antiviolence organization, which he often trumpets as the cornerstone of 15 years of community service, he invited a reporter to sift through a color-coded chart and 70 pages of documents spread across a conference table in his lawyer's office.