February 13, 2016 |
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday for the 12-year-old Norristown boy who died last week when he ran back into his burning house to try to save his father. The service for Sanford Harling III, nicknamed "Man Man," will be held at Christian Network Outreach United Church of Christ, at 1001 Swede Street in Norristown. Burial will follow at Merion Memorial Park, 59 West Rock Hill Road, in Bala Cynwyd. Terrance Phillips, Sanford's 23-year-old brother, said Thursday the service and burial will be open to members of the public who want to share their condolences, but asked that reporters not cover the events to allow the family privacy.
February 8, 2016 |
Terrance Phillips was in the third-floor bedroom of his Norristown home Friday morning when he smelled smoke, then opened the door and knew there was trouble. The 23-year-old climbed out the window to the roof, where he grabbed a thick tree branch and jumped down onto a second roof before leaping to the ground. Meanwhile, his little brother, 12-year-old Sanford Harling III, nicknamed "Man Man," had made it out of the house - where orange flames shot out through first-floor windows - with his mother and sister through a back door.
February 5, 2016 |
SAN FRANCISCO - When I read the email from my boss asking me to do a column on my top Super Bowl memories, I let out a loud groan that scared the hell out of my dogs and caused them to do that tilted-head thing dogs like to do. I'm not particularly good at reflection, at least when it comes to the Super Bowl. I have total recall regarding my daughters' athletic careers and the keg parties I attended in college. But the biggest game in the sport I cover for a living? Most of them all run together.
January 31, 2015 |
MILFORD, Pa. - He eluded police for nearly two months, and has been jailed for three more. But the death-penalty trial for Eric Frein could still be more than a year away. On Thursday, Frein pleaded not guilty to charges he plotted the ambush that killed one state trooper and wounded a second last September in nearby Blooming Grove. It was his first court appearance since prosecutors officially declared they would seek the death penalty against him. In a brief court appearance via video feed from the Pike County prison, the self-styled survivalist remained expressionless and responded politely to County Court Judge Gregory H. Chelak.
January 19, 2015
ON THE SURFACE, it might look as if what Rowan University pitcher Richie Suarez has overcome was about defying the odds or embracing a challenge to do the near impossible. In reality, the motivation for this 3 1/2-year journey was simpler than that. The 14 months of chemotherapy Suarez endured to treat the high-risk, pre-B, acute lymphoblastic leukemia he had been diagnosed with on Aug. 27, 2011, only 2 days before he was to enter Rowan as a freshman, had ravaged the body that had produced an outstanding pitching career at Eastern Regional High School.
May 25, 2012 |
Most of the Eagles questions this spring involve the defense. On offense, as we've written, the biggest issue is Michael Vick, health and turnovers. There is one other significant offensive unknown, currently listed at 6-5, 311. Demetress Bell talked to reporters Wednesday after his first 2 days lining up as the left tackle, next to Evan Mathis. Bell might have been the best free agent still on the market when Jason Peters tore his Achilles' (the first time, in March), but that hardly makes him Peters, who was selected for the last five Pro Bowls, who might have been the best left tackle in football in 2011.
March 25, 2011
B OBBY RYDELL may have chuckled when it was suggested to him that he had endured a "lost weekend," but there was certainly nothing funny about the large swath of the past decade the 68-year-old entertainer spent trying to drown his demons in copious amounts of alcohol. "I was basically gone for five years," admitted the longtime Lower Merion resident, who tonight shares the bill with fellow vintage vocalists Fabian and Lou Christie as "The Golden Boys" at House of Blues inside Atlantic City's Showboat.
July 20, 2010 |
Each year, for decades now, fur-maker Blackglama has chosen a big lady star to be its spokes-clotheshorse. Think Kate Hepburn , Audrey Hepburn , Marlene Dietrich , Judy Garland , Sophia Loren . This year? Janet Jackson in a pert new short 'do and furs up to her nostrils. PETA, of course, had a mink about it. With reason: Janet's been on record against real fur in photo shoots. Too bad, PETA! That was then, this is cash! Girl's gonna be in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and W, and on a big Times Square billboard.
September 6, 2009 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Joe Paterno broke into a jog as he emerged from the tunnel at the south end of Beaver Stadium when Penn State took the field yesterday. But he didn't stop after 5 yards, or 10. The 82-year-old coach actually made it to the 40-yard line before he slowed to a walk, and headed toward the sideline for the first time since undergoing hip-replacement surgery last November. "Did you clock me for the 100 meters?" the coach asked with a smile. "I don't think that kid from Jamaica [Usain Bolt]
March 4, 2009 |
A 76-year-old Burlington County woman who had not been seen for several days was discovered in her garage yesterday, trapped in a recycling bucket. Mary Davis was found when neighbors and police came to her rescue. It was not clear how long Davis was stuck, but residents of her Pemberton Township neighborhood said she had not been seen for three days when they called authorities. Davis' cocker spaniel, Dusty, knocked her off balance, police said, causing her to fall rear-first into a tall cylindrical bin. When police arrived yesterday morning, a neighbor's son wriggled through a dog door at Davis' residence and unlocked the house.