July 30, 2012 |
The Olympic motto, "Citius, Altius, Fortius" — faster, higher, stronger — might inspire athletes training for the Games, but for a nation looking for Olympic glory, a more useful dictum might be "Maior, Ditiores, Communistarum": bigger, richer, communist. While upsets are always possible in any individual event, the factors that make a nation an Olympic powerhouse are pretty clear, and it's surprisingly easy to predict which countries will come out on top. Shortly before the 2000 Sydney Olympics, two economic papers appeared within days of each other looking at the determinants of gold-medal success.
October 3, 2013 |
The Central Bucks South boys' soccer team is no stranger to overtime. After 80 minutes on Tuesday afternoon with no goals scored, the Titans found themselves in the third overtime contest in their last five games. Evan Becker's 89th-minute strike ensured that Central Bucks South remained undefeated in those games, as the host Titans moved past Pennridge, 1-0, in a Suburban One League matchup. C.B. South previously defeated Central Bucks West and Souderton in overtime. Becker's winner was set up by a cross from Dean Helwig.
January 29, 2013 |
In a moment of desperation, Haddon Township's R.J. McCullough took over a Colonial Conference boys' basketball game Monday against visiting Lindenwold to force overtime, where his Hawks won, 43-41. McCullough erased a four-point deficit in the final 20 seconds. McCullough hit a layup with 20 seconds left. On the ensuing possession, he stole the ball, drove the length of the court, and sank a runner to tie the game at 41 with five seconds left. "When the ball was in his hands he controlled the game," Haddon Township coach Ron Wister said.
March 12, 2002
A headline on an editorial Thursday gave the incorrect year for the Democratic National Convention Philadelphia may try to host. The correct year is 2004.
June 23, 1998 |
Sugar Ray Leonard was in Philadelphia to host the 2d Inner City Golf Classic yesterday.
August 30, 1989 |
The camera fixes on a sign that says "Welcome to Paulsboro, home of Fort Billings. Site of first federal land purchase July 6, 1776. " The camera's eye then catches the view from the back window of a car entering Paulsboro, going over the black bridge across Mantua Creek and traveling down Broad Street. Next, you see an overhead view of the Paulsboro waterfront and finally the "Pride in Paulsboro" flag at the nearby Mobil refinery. That is the opening segment of "Eye on Paulsboro," a new program on Storer Cable's local television station, Channel 5, which transmits in Paulsboro and about 12 other communities in Gloucester County.
April 12, 2012 |
Question: So, long story short, I met this woman with whom I am infatuated. I think she likes me, too. The problem, however, is that only a few short months ago, she broke up with her boyfriend of four years. I am looking to develop a long-term relationship; she said she is not ready for that yet. But she still wants to keep in touch with me. Is it ever prudent to wait around for someone, or is it just fruitless? I have been hurt in the past by wanting someone who was unavailable, so I feel scared about getting hurt again.
May 22, 2012 |
Brielle Morichetti pitched her fourth no-hitter of the season and Ariel Schuck batted 3 for 3, including a pair of triples, with four RBIs and four runs scored as host Burlington City buried Palmyra, 15-0, on Monday in Burlington County League softball. Cape-Atlantic. Kelly Lupton (9 strikeouts) carried a shutout into the seventh inning, and Dana Cafone singled twice, stole a base and drove in a run to help Absegami edge host Millville, 3-1. Olympic. Lindsey Manera belted the go-ahead home run, allowing host Lenape to hold off Paul VI, 7-6.
June 15, 1998 |
The annual Merchantville Day was celebrated Saturday, bringing together residents for a host of festivities. Children ignored the damp weather and rode in the bicycle parade that was part of the fun.
February 8, 1990 |
OXFORD'S JERRY PRICE (top) grapples with Malvern Prep's Mike Kash in a 160- pound bout. Price pinned Kash in 1:31, and host Oxford easily won Monday's nonleague wrestling match, 55-12.