November 19, 2012
Bishop Eustace star Kelly Quinn talks about scoring two goals and winning the Group 2 state title.
February 18, 2013 |
In the pat phrase reserved for the occasion, President Obama said last week that "the state of our union is stronger. " The State of the Walmart Moms, however, is stressed, chaotic, and uncertain. They don't expect much. Ten women in the subset of swing voters expressed profound cynicism about government in a Bala Cynwyd focus group last week, doubting the nation's leaders understand their lives or want to work together to help people such as them. "They don't understand what it is to live in a neighborhood that you don't feel comfortable going out in at night, or to be fighting for a job that you have a degree in and you can't get hired for," said Christie, 30, a clerk-typist and mother of a 2-year-old.
April 23, 2014 |
FIREARM FOES from the Philly-based CeaseFire PA have a simple answer for the gun-rights activists who have increasingly targeted them for protest: Bring it! Gun owners have shown up to CeaseFire PA rallies and events in bigger and louder groups, videotaping the goings-on and counterprotesting, said Shira Goodman, the group's executive director. Last month, Pittsburgh-area gun-rights activists visited CeaseFire PA's Center City office, prompting flustered staffers to call police. But CeaseFire is turning the criticism into cash: Goodman started a "Beat Back the Bullies" fund and is using her opponents to drum up support for her cause.
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 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.
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.