January 15, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I lived with my mother, who passed away recently. I invited my cousins over to the house for Thanksgiving. One of them invited a cousin-in-law I had never met. When I woke from a nap, the cousin-in-law was here and asked me about our walk-in bathtub, which means that while I was asleep on my mother's bed, she had entered my mother's bedroom and private bathroom. I was flabbergasted. She also asked to keep a program I showed her from Mom's service. I wanted to refuse (I still haven't sent programs to out-of-state friends and relatives and am unsure how many I may need)
January 13, 2016 |
Scoring chances came in abundance in Medford Tech's nonleague clash with Doane Academy on Monday. Shakwel Vincent scored a game-high 35 points to lead the visiting Jaguars to a 110-89 victory. He also made four three pointers. Aziz Parker added 21. In other nonleague action, Earon Trowery led all scorers with 27 points and five three pointers as Gateway edged host Camden County Tech, 55-52. Cape-Atlantic League. Tyler Jones led all scorers with 24 points and visiting Holy Spirit defeated Vineland, 57-54.
January 10, 2016
BASKETBALL SUBURBAN ONE AMERICAN Cheltenham 61, Plymouth Whitemarsh 35: Ashley Jones set the single-game school record for girls' and boys' basketball with 44 points for the host Panthers. Mia Leonard had four points for Cheltenham. She also had 23 rebounds and eight blocks, both of which were career highs. Norristown 56, Upper Moreland 13: Lauren Fortescue and Precious Milam had 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the host Eagles. Upper Dublin 49, Wissahickon 17: Allison Chernow led all scorers with 14 points to lead the Cardinals at home.
January 10, 2016 |
The 40th season in the life of Jim Boeheim as Syracuse's head basketball coach resumes Saturday night, and what better way for him to return from a nine-game suspension than to run into No. 6 North Carolina before an expected crowd of more than 25,000 at the Carrier Dome? The NCAA imposed the suspension on Boeheim last March for rules violations, finding that the university failed to control its athletic department and was guilty of impermissible benefits, academic misconduct and errors in drug policy.
January 8, 2016
MEDFORD, Ore. - This is a dirty job one Discovery Channel star would not do. Fans of the TV show "Dirty Jobs" noticed that photos of an Oregon bank robbery suspect resembled host Mike Rowe. The attention prompted a bemused Rowe to mention that he was in Kansas at the time. Police in the city of Medford released surveillance photos of the suspect on social media, leading many people to comment that the man looked a lot like Rowe, the Mail Tribune reported Wednesday. The police department joked on its verified Facebook page that all the tips led it to issue an arrest warrant for the TV host.
December 24, 2015
A RALLY HAPPENED in Upper Darby last week that gave me hope and presented a challenge. The rally was organized by Upper Darby Police Superintendent Mike Chitwood and Kamal Rahman, one of the leaders of the Masjid Al-Madinah Upper Darby Islamic Center. Chitwood told me the rally was talked about over the last few months and was intended to clearly denounce ISIS, underline the alliance of the Islamic Center and the police department and serve as a direct statement about the pride that the Muslim citizens had in being Americans.
December 21, 2015 |
Medford Tech's Shakwel Vincent and Aziz Parker were the difference at the Jimmy V Showcase. The pair led the Jaguars to a 74-69 overtime win over Schalick in the event, hosted by Cherokee. Vincent scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds, and Parker made three shots from beyond the arc on his way to 18 points. In other Jimmy V Showcase action, Robert Tindley and Jared Latane powered Haddon Heights in a 61-50 win over Deptford. Latane led the Garnets in scoring, with 28 points, and Tindley coupled 23 points with eight assists.
December 18, 2015 |
Mikayla Vaughn led the way for Friends' Central in a nonleague game Wednesday afternoon. In a 39-31 win over visiting Episcopal Academy, Vaughn scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. In other nonleague play, Tracey Goodman scored a season-high 25 points and added nine rebounds as Phil-Mont Christian downed host Christian Academy, 49-28. Allison Lanzone scored a career-best 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in host Radnor's 56-37 win over Interboro. Gabrielle Fogg scored 15 of her 22 points in the first half of Morrisville's 52-26 win over visiting George School.
December 12, 2015 |
TRENTON - One of the lawyers at the firm hired by Gov. Christie to conduct an internal investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal is now cohosting a fund-raising event for his presidential campaign. The firm, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, continues to represent the governor's office and had billed nearly $8 million through May. That's being funded by taxpayers. Attorney Debra Wong Yang, a partner at Gibson Dunn's Los Angeles office, is cohosting a reception for the governor at the Los Angeles home of the hedge-fund executive Steven A. Cohen, according to an invitation obtained by the Hollywood Reporter.