July 15, 2013
If you're lucky enough to live into your 90s, how well will your brain hold up? You may have an edge over people who got there ahead of you, a new study hints. Researchers found that on tests of mental abilities, a group of 95-year-old Danes scored better than a group born 10 years earlier who were tested at about the same age. In a standard simple test, for example, 23 percent of them scored in the highest category, compared with 13 percent of the earlier-born group. Out of the 30 questions and tasks, members of the later-born group averaged two more correct responses than the earlier-born group did. The results were released Wednesday by the journal Lancet.
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 18, 2012 |
Sterling won in straight games at home Friday to win its state Group 2 girls' volleyball semifinal against the defending champion, River Dell. The Silver Knights took the first game, 25-18, before putting River Dell away, 25-17, in the second game. Cari Applegate led Sterling to the win with 10 kills. Lori Gorczynski contributed 25 assists. Melanie Kaiser picked up 12 digs, and Emily Kriebel added seven kills. Sterling will face Demarest in Saturday's final. Last season, the Knights advanced to its first Group 2 championship match before losing to River Dell.
March 1, 1992 |
Dancers from the Philadelphia Civic Ballet Company performed Feb. 21 for about 200 children at the Elwyn Institute in Media, as part of Elwyn's Black History Month celebration. Besides watching the group perform African dances, the faculty and children of the institute were also encouraged to participate in some of the performances.
March 22, 2012 |
NORFOLK, VA. - Seven people have been charged with operating a jewelry-theft ring based in Richmond, Va., that authorities say stole more than $4.6 million in merchandise from traveling salesmen in Virginia and several other states. Those charged had initial court appearances in federal court in Newport News, Va., on Tuesday. U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride said the group is part of an international criminal organization that committed 17 robberies, primarily by attacking sales representatives and couriers after they had returned to their homes or hotel rooms.
July 27, 2013
Stranded - Christian Slater is the leader of a group of astronauts on a military moon base who are bombarded by a meteor storm that contains an alien life force. Sounds like trouble. (No MPAA rating; AMC Cherry Hill 24)
April 7, 2013 |
SHORTLY BEFORE Gregory Scott was killed in February, he asked a few close friends to help him revive the Gold Coast Buccaneers, a drill team that he had been part of since the 1960s. Scott, 55, wanted the West Philadelphia group to return to its glory days when it would literally stomp the competition to shame. But before the group could really come together, Scott was gunned down outside his West Philadelphia home by his cousin James Scott III and another man, James Hiller, police say. Now the group is trying to move forward without the man affectionately known as "Chops," whom they considered the glue of the Buccaneers.
June 12, 2010
Here are the other girls who were in the running for senior female athlete of the year. Michelle Brown, Seneca. Brown was a three-time winner in the 400 meters at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions. The Inquirer girls' track and field performer of the year for the last two seasons, Brown also won the 200 and 400 in the Group 3 state championships, was second in the 100, and anchored the second-place 1,600-meter relay team that clinched the team title. Brown, who was also the indoor-track Meet of Champions winner in the 400, has earned a track scholarship to Notre Dame.
March 13, 2013 |
In the 23-year history of the boys' basketball Tournament of Champions, just three public schools have captured the title as the best team in New Jersey. Two were from South Jersey - Shawnee in 1992 and Camden in 2000. Atlantic City, the two-time Group 4 state champion, will try to become the third. The Vikings will meet Group 1 champion Point Pleasant Beach in the quarterfinals at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River. "It's a little more wide-open this year," Atlantic City coach Gene Allen said of the tournament, which has been won 12 times by St. Anthony of Jersey City and five times by St. Patrick of Elizabeth.
November 17, 2005
THIS WHOLE T.O. situation reminds me of the late Temptations singer David Ruffin. Remember how he thought he was bigger than the group, and, in one scene from the Temptations movie, remember when all the Temps drove up in their own personal Cadillacs, but Ruffin drove up in a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce? He also told the other members that without David Ruffin, "you guys ain't nothing," and the leader of the Temps, Otis Williams, had to remind him that no one man is bigger than the group.