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.
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.
January 30, 2013 |
Jessica Gerber's impressive third quarter provided the difference for Council Rock North on Tuesday night as the host Golden Hawks knocked off Pennsbury, 54-45, in a Suburban One National girls' basketball game. The sophomore guard sank four of her six three-pointers in the third as she poured in 14 of her career-high 26 points. Gerber's output increased North's one-point halftime lead to a 15-point advantage. Gerber also added three rebounds and five assists. Madison Attanasio chipped in with 12 points.
May 15, 2014 |
For the second time in six days, Emily Santana netted five goals for the Springfield (Delco) girls' lacrosse team. The stakes were much higher Tuesday afternoon when Santana powered the second-seeded host Cougars past No. 31 Avon Grove, 18-6, in a PIAA District 1 Class AAAA first-round game. Santana added five assists and had 13 draw controls. Last Thursday, Santana scored five goals to help the Cougars close out their regular season with a 14-8 win over Upper Dublin. Katie Ryan chipped in with three goals and Kate Bedard and Jules Clemmons split time in goal, making three saves and one save, respectively.
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.
September 7, 2014
SOCCER CATHOLIC LEAGUE Archbishop Ryan 2, Archbishop Wood 0: Behind strong defense from Kaitlyn McFadden and goals from Jules Blank and Casey Rodgers, the visiting Ragdolls' Jazmin Gonzalez recorded her second straight shutout. Archbishop Carroll 2, Cardinal O'Hara 0: Melissa Stahl netted a pair of goals for the visiting Patriots. Juliet Rossetti and Claire Boylan each had an assist. Little Flower 6, Neumann-Goretti 0: Taylor Schuler and Julie Fox each scored twice in the Sentinels' win at home.
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.