March 6, 2008
There are fine taverns throughout the area offering wide selections of high-quality beers, domestic and imported. But it is those that brew their own that have unique status among beer lovers, and get credit for restoring Philadelphia to the top tier of beer brewing and drinking towns. Here are some of the area's breweries and brewpubs. (Locations are in Philadelphia unless otherwise noted.) - Marilynn Marter
June 16, 1994 |
The people in Donyell Marshall's hometown of Reading want him to go high in the NBA draft, but maybe not that high. That's in deference to the 76ers, who hold the No. 6 pick June 29. "When I walk around the streets at home, people say they want me to go high, but they want me to fall to No. 6, so they can see me play," Marshall said after going through a workout and interview with the Sixers yesterday. Marshall, who set a University of Connecticut record with a career total of 245 blocks, would appear to be a top five pick, along with Purdue's Glenn Robinson, California's Jason Kidd, Duke's Grant Hill and Michigan's Juwan Howard.
May 28, 2005 |
It was a farewell as tough as any for Arnold Palmer, playing his final round before his hometown fans, friends and loved ones. Palmer shot a 14-over-par 86 yesterday in the second round of the Senior PGA Championship at Laurel Valley Golf Club, the course he redesigned in Ligonier. It likely was the last time he would play competitively in his native western Pennsylvania. "It's another of those emotional situations for me," Palmer said. "I'm not sure that I would even be playing if it weren't for the fact this tournament is here.
January 16, 2007 |
Chris Webber will sign with the Detroit Pistons today, but he already has returned to the area where he starred in college and later was tarnished in a booster scandal. "Joining the Pistons will allow me the opportunity to play the game I love in my hometown of Detroit surrounded by my family," the former 76er and five-time All-Star said in a statement yesterday. Webber, who was waived by the Sixers on Thursday, watched the Pistons play the Minnesota Timberwolves with his father, Mayce, in front-row seats at The Palace and was greeted by a standing ovation late in the first quarter, a far cry from when he was booed following the booster scandal.
February 20, 2001 |
Until this season, the Phillies had a minor-league team in Kannapolis, N.C., the hometown of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, who was killed during the final lap of Sunday's Daytona 500. Earnhardt is considered a legend in Kannapolis, where the Phillies' single-A Piedmont Boll Weevils played for six seasons in the South Atlantic League. The team's home, Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium, is three miles north of the Earnhardt Road exit off I-85. The Phillies severed their ties to the Piedmont club at the end of last year and moved their South Atlantic League team to Lakewood, N.J. In November, Earnhardt bought a portion of the Piedmont team.
October 2, 2006 |
It's a dream scenario for Steven Smith, being able to play professional basketball in his hometown of Philadelphia, where his family and friends can watch him. But first things first. Smith, an undrafted 6-foot-8 rookie forward, must show the 76ers' brass and coaching staff that he has enough drive and talent to make the roster. After an uncertain summer wondering where he would end up, he joined the Sixers without a guarantee of money or a job. He has a chance, however, and that's all he wants.
February 23, 1997 |
"The one thing unforgivable in Philadelphia is to be new, to be different from what has been. " - Harper's Magazine, 1916 Only a few mourners, shading themselves from the hot afternoon sun, watched as Bill Tilden's ashes were buried at Ivy Hill Cemetery in June 1953. This wasn't how it was supposed to end. Born to Philadelphia's aristocracy, Tilden had been the world's best tennis player and one of sport's brightest celebrities. He had been rich, stylish and erudite, the epitome of amateur gentility in the early 20th century.
April 11, 1991 |
The return of Navy Lt. Jeffrey Zaun, a prisoner for 7 weeks, was the cause of much jubilation in his hometown of Cherry Hill.
November 27, 1991 |
The Cos himself, Bill Cosby, was on hand to see his hometown team, the 76ers, lose to the Cavaliers, 95-91, at the Spectrum.
September 30, 2010
Every big game needs a name, so we want to know what you think the title of Sunday's Redskins-Eagles game should be. Send us an e-mail with your favorite title, your name and hometown to email@example.com . We will print a selection of the best ones tomorrow in our 16-page Eagles Playbook preview.