November 17, 2015 |
Tim McAneney and his coaches didn't talk about it. But they knew it was "out there. " This is the 57th season of Lenape football. Before Friday night, the Indians had never won a playoff game. That bit of business was checked off the list when Lenape survived a tough battle with Rancocas Valley, 7-0, in the first round of the South Jersey Group 5 tournament. "We didn't talk about making history," McAneney said. "But the kids knew it was out there. They've heard about it for the last two years.
November 15, 2015 |
Lenape's Joseph Kellum took a handoff on the first play from scrimmage after halftime Friday night and ran 57 yards straight into history. It was the only score for the top-seeded Indians, who held on for the first playoff win in program history, 7-0, over No. 8 Rancocas Valley in the South Jersey Group 5 quarterfinals. Kellum finished with 158 yards on 21 carries. It was the third consecutive shutout for Lenape, which allowed just 55 points this season. Lenape, which had lost in its previous five trips to states, was upset by Toms River North as the top seed last year.
November 13, 2015 |
Unlike his modern peers, former President George H.W. Bush never wrote an autobiography, one of those doorstop memoirs aimed at influencing the jury of historians. He never was much for public introspection. "It's in character for the man whose mother always warned him not to speak of the 'Great I Am' and not to be a braggadocio," biographer Jon Meacham said Wednesday in an interview. "Most people want to have their say, but he was willing to let historians sort it out," Meacham said, adding, "That's a bet that's paid off so far. " The president known as "41" to separate him from his son George W., the 43d president, emerges as reticent, prudent, emotional - and underrated - in Meacham's new Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush , published Tuesday by Random House.
November 12, 2015 |
THE ONLY TIME Temple's football team has ever won an outright conference crown was 1967, when the Owls went 7-2, 4-0 in the old Middle Atlantic, where they had to beat out Bucknell, Hofstra, Delaware and Gettysburg. That was three years before Wayne Hardin arrived in North Philly. Six years ago, they were co-champions in the East Division of that other MAC (Mid-American). But they didn't play in the title game, because they lost the head-to-head tiebreaker at Ohio in the finale. And that's it. As coach Matt Rhule has said, there's not a lot of trophies in their trophy case.
November 4, 2015 |
LEBRON JAMES sauntered into the Wells Fargo Center Monday morning for the Cleveland Cavaliers' shootaround and didn't seem at all fazed by the throng of media awaiting him. He did seem a little shocked at the subject, though. James was 21 points from becoming the youngest player to reach the 25,000-point mark. He surpassed it with a little more than eight minutes to go in the fourth quarter on a one-handed, alley-oop dunk. During the next timeout, when the milestone was put on the scoreboard, the fans gave James, 30, a warm standing ovation that he acknowledged with a long wave.
October 31, 2015 |
William L. McLean IV, 58, of Charlestown Township, Chester County, a philanthropist and medieval history researcher and reenactor, died Saturday, Oct. 24, of esophageal cancer at home. At the time of his death, Mr. McLean was president and chairman of Independent Publications Inc., a holding company created from the sale of the McLean family's primary newspaper property, the Bulletin, to Charter Co. in April 1980. The paper folded in 1982. Independent Publications is the main financial supporter of the McLean Contributionship, a foundation that gives to projects in the areas of education, the environment, and care of the elderly.
October 30, 2015 |
The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent and the Woodmere Art Museum are exploring a partnership that could produce a merged institution devoted to exhibiting more than three centuries' worth of the region's entire range of art and artifacts, according to officials at both institutions. The exploration process, funded by William Penn Foundation grants of $867,075 to each institution, will initially lead to a joint public exhibition opening in about a year at both, tentatively titled "A More Perfect Union.
October 23, 2015 |
The expectations were at least twice as high as Billy Penn's statue on City Hall. After all, Theatre Exile's "Rizzo," whose world premiere is being staged through Nov. 8 at Christ Church Neighborhood House, in Old City, is a play about the most controversial, dominant and polarizing figure in 20th-century Philadelphia politics, written by the city's most successful indigenous playwright and starring an actor who is arguably the region's best and...
October 11, 2015 |
They're now luminaries of medical textbooks, but in the 1980s, Paul Offit and Fred Clark were in a Philadelphia lab, elbow-deep in stool samples collected from calves with diarrhea. They were on a mission to develop a vaccine for rotavirus, a deadly disease that filled the hospital beds of pediatric wards, claiming many lives. Without a vaccine, in the first five years of life, four in five children would have symptoms of a viral infection, one in seven would wind up in the ER, and one in 200,000 would die from the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
October 9, 2015
What beer needs is a superhero. One of those comic-book action figures - let's call him (or her) Sudzzler: Faster than a speeding bar tab. Able to open a wax-sealed cork-and-cage bottle with a single twist. More powerful than a multinational industrial-brewing conglomerate. Pitted in an ageless battle against evil archenemy Dr. Wino. Superpowers include: * Ice-vision, to instantly chill warm beer. * Shape-shifting belly. * Tapakinesis, the ability to use one's mind to attract a bartender's attention when the crowd is three-deep.