November 19, 2012 |
MAYBE WE'LL soon see a national ad campaign with a local high school football player sporting a chocolate milk mustache. And saying at the end of commercials, "Chocolate milk. It does a body good. " Hey, there have been stranger developments in this world - sports portion, included - and, if asked, Josh Messina would be willing to serve. Messina, a junior, is a star inside linebacker for Archbishop Wood and he now carries 180 pounds on his 5-8 frame. Little more than a year ago, his position was outside linebacker and he tipped the scales at 150. What's an underweight guy, especially one being switched to a physically more demanding position, to do?
May 21, 2012
BASEBALL Team Record Last week's rankings are in parentheses. 1. Bishop Eustace (9) 17-6 The Crusaders have gone 17-4 since starting the season 0-2. 2. Cherokee (1) 18-4 The Chiefs have pitchers Colin Perro and Sean Kelly rested for the South Jersey Group 4 tournament. 3. Washington Township (2) 21-2 Junior Matt Long has a 5-0 record on the mound. 4. Millville (3) 14-6 The Thunderbolts hope to ride righthander Andrew Biggs all the way to the South Jersey Group 4 finals, just like last year.
May 21, 2012
The Inquirer TOP 10 BASEBALL Team Record Last week's rankings are in parentheses. 1. Bishop Eustace (9) 17-6 The Crusaders have gone 17-4 since starting the season 0-2. 2. Cherokee (1) 18-4 The Chiefs have pitchers Colin Perro and Sean Kelly rested for the South Jersey Group 4 tournament. 3. Washington Township (2) 21-2 Junior Matt Long has a 5-0 record on the mound.
March 5, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO - Rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, 64, who formed the band that bore his name and performed with some of rock's heavy hitters, has died. His booking agent, Jim Douglas, said Mr. Montrose passed away at his home in Millbrae on Saturday. Douglas said Mr. Montrose had been in declining health for some time, battling prostate cancer and what Douglas termed "personal demons. " Besides forming his own band in 1973, Mr. Montrose performed with a number of musicians, including Sammy Hagar, Herbie Hancock, Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs, and the Edgar Winter Group.
February 5, 2012 |
Pop quiz! Identify these political heavy hitters: Edward Conrad, Robert Mercer, John Paulson, Bob Perry, Julian Robertson, Paul Singer, Sheldon Adelson. Give up? They're very rich people who have inaugurated a brand new era of politics in America, the Daddy Warbucks era. Their lavish donations have been directly responsible for the unprecedented glut of toxic TV attack ads that have debased the Republican presidential race, most recently in Florida. The first six donors (all of whom are investment bankers and hedge fund executives, with the exception of home builder Perry)
October 31, 2011 |
In the latest GOP ad in South Jersey's closest state Senate race, Gov. Christie looks into the camera and says that he has capped property taxes, cut business taxes, and overhauled the pension system, "but we're not done yet. Send Vince Polistina to Trenton to help me finish the job. " The outcome of Atlantic County's Second District campaign will not, in fact, be especially relevant in helping Christie accomplish his agenda; Democrats are...
October 6, 2011
By Carl Golden The second act ran a tad too long, but the curtain finally fell on the Chris Christie presidential drama this week. Despite months of colorful and repeated denials that he had any interest in seeking the Republican nomination, Christie's recent travels around the nation, complete with speeches and fund-raising, drove reporters and bloggers into a frenzy of speculation that the governor was reconsidering his position and...
June 7, 2011
FORGET CANNES; the must-visit film festival this month happens tonight, in Philadelphia. It's going to be filled with heavy hitters, like the U.S. Attorney and community members who will watch the premiere work of young filmmakers from local high schools. The Voices of Youth Anti-Violence project, created by U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger, sent 32 students from four Northwest Philadelphia schools through an eight-week curriculum where they learned filmmaking, and visited the courts and other stops in the criminal-justice system.
January 13, 2011 |
FEELING A little porky after all the holiday feasting? Join the club. Depending on who you ask, the average American packs on from 5 to 13 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Since we all know that New Year's resolutions are a lot of hooey, getting back on track shouldn't be a crash course of extreme dieting and overwrought exercise. Instead, keep it simple and pass the salad, something more diners are doing, according to the National Restaurant Association (NRA). Some 78 percent of restaurants in the "quick-service" category, which includes fast food, are seeing more orders for entree salads.
October 30, 2010 |
Seizing on an issue that could galvanize their base, some of the state's top Democrats on Friday accused Republican gubernatorial nominee Tom Corbett of encouraging his followers to suppress voter turnout in Philadelphia. The Democrats pointed to remarks Corbett made Thursday to a Republican audience in Delaware County. Noting that Gov. Rendell was calling for a 50 percent turnout in Philadelphia, Corbett said, "We want to make sure they don't get 50 percent. Keep that down. " The issue exploded after campaign aides to Corbett's opponent, Dan Onorato, posted video of the remarks on YouTube.