April 26, 2013 |
A month after it began, the second Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts ends Saturday with a festive street fair on South Broad Street replete with food, tunesmiths, and animatronic dinos. And, beginning Friday evening, street closures and traffic headaches. Broad Street will close at 7 p.m. Friday from Chestnut Street to South Street. Cross streets will remain open but vehicles will not be able to turn onto Broad Street. The cross streets that will close at 5 a.m. Saturday are Sansom, Moravian, Chancellor, Locust, Bach, and Spruce Streets from 13th to 15th Streets.
March 13, 2013 |
Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger should have had a stirring retirement celebration before Thursday night's game against Pittsburgh, saluting a career that will undoubtedly put him into the Hall of Fame. Instead, the charade continued. Pronger attended the game at the Wells Fargo Center, sat in general manager Paul Holmgren's suite and, perhaps because he is in the process of making a comeback (wink, wink), wasn't even acknowledged on the scoreboard. Earlier Thursday, during a news conference at the Flyers' practice facility in Voorhees, Pronger talked about trying to make a return from post-concussion syndrome.
March 8, 2013 |
IF BRAYDON Coburn had just a little more time to settle in when he was traded to the Flyers in February 2007, he might still be able to feel the area above his left eye and across the length of his skull to the back of his head. If Scott Hartnell had not spent 2 weeks in bed when he was 19 so his retina could cease bleeding and begin to repair, he might still be scrapping in front of opponents' nets without a visor covering his eyes. Both men play with visors these days, the result of eye injuries that threatened to end their respective careers before their 25th birthdays.
January 13, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting a comprehensive review of the design, manufacture, and assembly of the Boeing 787, but government officials declared the plane safe despite recent incidents including a fire and fuel leak earlier this week. Michael Huerta, the FAA administrator, said at a news conference Friday that there was nothing in the data the agency had seen to suggest the plane wasn't safe, but that the agency wanted to figure out what was behind the safety-related incidents.
December 9, 2012
MAALIK WAYNS was back at his former basketball home on Villanova's campus on Wednesday, watching the team he still could be playing for losing to the Temple Owls. Wayns was sitting with his new 76ers teammate, Evan Turner, while teammate and former Owl Lavoy Allen took in the game from near the Temple bench. While he watched, you had to wonder if it crossed Wayns' mind whether he had made the right decision to forgo his senior season at 'Nova to try his luck in the NBA. When you're a rookie in the league, unless you are finding a tremendous amount of success from the get-go, questions are as plentiful as minutes riding the bench and observing.
December 3, 2012 |
ATLANTIC CITY - People are still coming by the White House Sub Shop, stepping over the lumber, ignoring the closed signs, and expecting a cheesesteak. But the White House, like many iconic businesses at the Shore, not to mention a few Wawas and CVSes, is still down for the count from Sandy. "We got ripped," said owner Brian Conley. Waves of water flowing down Mississippi and Arctic Avenues flooded the cellar up to the ceiling and into the ground floor. With all its operating equipment down there - heating, electric - this landmark "Home of Submarines" - is still two weeks from reopening.
November 17, 2012 |
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is still suffering symptoms almost a week after sustaining a concussion, including headaches, fatigue, heavy eyes, and fogginess. He has officially been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins, and there is no timetable for his return. Rookie quarterback Nick Foles will start in Vick's place. Vick will spend the weekend in a dark, quiet area and must avoid exercising and watching video. "He's not very alert right now in terms of he just doesn't have that energy," head trainer Rick Burkholder said.
November 16, 2012
CLOUT HAS NO IDEA if U.S. Rep. Bob Brady can accomplish his goal of a city-owned casino. But we like the odds of Brady's idea causing political consternation among elected officials. Consider the fix Mayor Nutter and City Council President Darrell Clarke are in. They are not eager for the city to compete for the casino license. But they also don't want to upset Brady, the city's Democratic Party chairman, who wants the city to make a bid for Philadelphia's second casino to be at the city-owned site of the former Food Distribution Center at Packer Avenue and 3rd Street.
June 21, 2012 |
YOU WOULDN'T think Ohio State big man Jared Sullinger would have anything left to prove, but according to NBA docs, taking Sullinger in the first round is a bad call. According to ESPN.com, a few doctors say Sullinger comes complete with a bad back and advised teams that drafting him in Round 1 could be risky. "He had a bulging area that was due to his hamstring and quads being so tight," Sullinger's dad, Satch, told ESPN.com. "It pulled on his hip flexor and he's been taking care of it to loosen it. Call it a red flag if you want.
June 15, 2012 |
Dear Harry: My husband bought a new car back in 1996. Because of some misunderstanding, it was unjustly repossessed in 1997. It was later resold by the dealer. After that, we heard nothing about any liability we had until last week. At that time, a collection agency called us to to say that there was a deficiency when the car was sold, and we still owed about $1,000 plus collection costs. This collector is calling us regularly now and is even threatening to sue us. We thought that the whole thing was settled by the repossession years ago. These calls are getting very nasty, and we never knew of a debt remaining on the car. Isn't there some limitation on the time they can come after us?