March 15, 2012 |
Give Ed Rendell a break. Yes, the Treasury Department is investigating the speaking fees received by the former Pennsylvania governor on behalf of an Iranian exile group that's on the State Department's list of foreign terrorist organizations. Rendell told the New York Times he had received about $150,000 for seven or eight speeches that called for taking the Mujahedin-e Khalq, or MEK, off the list (even though he clearly knew little about the organization). But why is Treasury targeting only Rendell?
November 16, 2011
What's the future for the Occupy Wall Street movement and their local offshoot, the Occupy Philly group?
November 19, 2012
Bishop Eustace star Kelly Quinn talks about scoring two goals and winning the Group 2 state title.
September 15, 1998 |
Michael C. Dengler, 30, a three-letter athlete who helped lead Florence Township Memorial High School to state titles in baseball and basketball in 1986, died Friday of injuries he suffered in an automobile accident on Route 130 in Burlington Township. Mr. Dengler had been a collector with East Coast Credit Co., in Hamilton, for the last three years. He was born in Riverside. He was a longtime resident of Florence Township, where many remembered him as a fierce competitor in athletics dating to his days in Little League, said Joseph Frappolli, the coach and assistant principal at the high school.
October 4, 2012 |
Hello there Katie and Pat met one night in spring 2006 toward the end of their junior year at Villanova University, when a group of friends and friends-of-friends hung out at Brownie's 23 East bar. By the time fall and senior year rolled around, Katie, who studied political science, and Pat, an accounting major, were Garrett Avenue neighbors. That meant they often walked home together after nights out with friends. Their friendship deepened. And by spring semester, the two would text each other to make sure both would be at group gatherings.
October 5, 2014
A story in some editions Friday about a debate in Moorestown among congressional candidates misstated the role of the League of Women Voters. The group sponsored the event.
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.
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.