June 23, 2015 |
WASHINGTON - Along with the pomp and pride that comes with hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention, there's an underside for Philadelphia: begging Congress for money. Since 9/11, federal lawmakers have set aside $100 million every four years to help cover security costs for the cities hosting the national party conventions, but only after overcoming resistance from those who balk at laying out taxpayer money for lavish political rallies. The wrangling in those fights provides a window into how pet causes creep onto the federal tab - often as footnotes in larger and more pressing bills.
June 22, 2015 |
SPANAWAY, Wash. - Jerry Kalapus heaved his bag over the tailgate of his roofing truck and tossed his white, wingtip golf shoes in on top of it. He wiped his brow on the collar of his cutoff T-shirt and looked back down the 18th fairway, lined with 60-foot firs, Mount Ranier to the east. Jerry is fit and 46, but his feet were a bit tired from just walking The Classic. It is one of three golf courses managed by RMG Club, a group headed by maverick PGA Tour professional and Washington native Ryan Moore.
June 3, 2015 |
LANCASTER - The United States Golf Association has conducted 82 championships at 29 venues throughout Pennsylvania but none at Lancaster Country Club, which is on many top-10 lists when people rank the state's courses. Lancaster will add to the state's record for most U.S. championships hosted next month, getting its chance to shine for the first time when it welcomes the 70th U.S. Women's Open. As USGA officials put the finishing touches on the course, some have questions. "I keep saying to the members, 'I wonder what took us so long to get to Lancaster,' " championship director Ben Kimball said Monday at a media day for the event.
May 15, 2015 |
Katarina Ostbye and Katie Pileggi scored four goals each Wednesday as host Haddonfield, the eighth seed, defeated No. 9 Cinnaminson, 12-8, in the first round of the South Jersey Group 1 girls' lacrosse playoffs. Gracie Grimes added three goals and Claudia Brong also scored. Camden Catholic 12, Collingswood 8 - Megan Kilpatrick tallied seven goals to help the sixth-seeded Irish beat the visiting 11th seed. Saige-Lyn Gidzinski had two goals. Bishop Eustace 19, Donavan Catholic 5 - Kristen Biche and Ally Criscuolo each scored five goals to lead the fourth-seeded Crusaders to a win over the No. 13 Griffins.
April 30, 2015 |
Jordan Wahrenberger slammed a two-run homer in the seventh inning to help Seneca roll past host Timber Creek, 11-5, in an Olympic Conference softball game Tuesday. Wahrenberger also scored three times and had two RBIs. Kendra Decker added four hits and two runs. In another Olympic Conference game, Dallas Urban and Hannah Merachnik each had two hits, and host Paul VI downed Lenape, 4-0. Alexa Toner tossed a four-hitter. Burlington County. Lauren Booth struck out six, and Hannah Kraszewski went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and scored a run to help visiting Maple Shade nip Delran, 6-5. Katie Schroeder went 3 for 4, scored once and had four RBIs, and Carli Shaw went 3 for 5 and scored twice to help host Bordentown stymie Pemberton, 16-1.
April 25, 2015 |
St. Joseph's University has been selected to offer the acclaimed Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) with Disabilities, a small-business education program founded in 2007 at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, the schools announced Thursday. At St. Joseph's, the program will be offered through the Erivan K. Haub School of Business. To date, nearly 1,000 veterans have graduated from EBV programs throughout the U.S., resulting in the creation of more than 200 veteran-owned businesses.
April 23, 2015 |
Rob Brown pitched his third straight complete game as Penncrest beat Conestoga, 6-2, Tuesday, to hand the hosts their first loss in the Central League. The senior lefthander, a Binghamton recruit, struck out six and walked one. Matt Briner started the scoring for the Lions with a two-out, two-run single in the second inning. Also in the Central, Scott McKenna pitched a shutout, striking out eight and walking none in host Haverford High's 1-0 win over Strath Haven. Tom Leonard had an RBI single.
April 1, 2015 |
NO ONE can accuse Comedy Central of making the safe, obvious choice. The network has tapped Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart as host of the "The Daily Show," and if you have Noah idea who he is, you're not alone. Trevor, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa, has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, and is the son of a black South African mother and a white European father. Noah has an international presence and hosted a late-night talk show in South Africa, "Tonight With Trevor Noah.
March 20, 2015 |
The 76ers hosted the family of slain Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III for Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Pistons at the Wells Fargo Center. Shooting guard Jason Richardson gave Wilson's older son, Quahmier, a tour of the locker room and took him to meet coach Brett Brown in his office. The 10-year-old received one of Richardson's No. 23 jerseys and a pair of Nerlens Noel's Nike sneakers. One-year-old Robert Wilson IV and other family members watched the Sixers' pregame on-court workouts from the team's bench.
March 15, 2015 |
Bad news for these newscasters TV folks are flying like falls! Nancy Snyderman , NBC medical correspondent, said Thursday she's leaving. She made too much news in October, after she went to the Peasant Grill in Hopewell, N.J., and thus busted a voluntary Ebola-virus quarantine. As if NBC needed more tsuris . And Emmy-winning Univision guy Rodner Figueroa is also gone, three days after he said on El Gordo y La Flaca that first spouse Michelle Obama "looks like she's from the cast of Planet of the Apes.