May 17, 2016 |
Three degrees in three years. Two commencements within a month — interrupted by starting an Ivy League master's degree. It took Kevin P. Wright, 44, a while to figure out how to pursue higher education, but when he got started, he really went after it. Wright, who received his GED in 2013, is this year's valedictorian at Rowan College at Burlington County. After delivering his commencement speech there Saturday, he will receive his bachelor's diploma from Thomas Jefferson University in June.
June 24, 2013 |
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Watching Paula Deen's cooking show was a weekend ritual for Marilynne Wilson, who says she's furious at the Food Network for dumping the comfort-food queen after she acknowledged using racial slurs in the past. "I was shocked. I thought she'd get a fair trial," Wilson, a nurse from Jacksonville, Fla., said Saturday after stopping to buy souvenirs at the gift shop Deen owns next to her restaurant. "I think the Food Network jumped the gun. " A day after announcing that it is dropping Deen from its roster of celebrity cooks, the cable network was served heaping portions of Southern fried outrage by her fans.
October 31, 2011 |
ROB RYAN unsheathed his sword, planted the hilt in the ground at his feet and, with all of his considerable might, fell on it. The Eagles shredded Ryan's defense last night for 495 yards, almost 200 more than the Cowboys' average as the NFC's stingiest, and 21 more points than usual. The 34-7 final actually might hide exactly how well Andy Reid and his Eagles prepared to carve up the Cowboys. "It all comes down to coaching," Ryan said. "Andy Reid was reading my mail. He kicked my ass. I've got to be smarter than this.
August 21, 2011 |
PITTSBURGH - If the fallout from Michael Vick's GQ interview and the subsequent loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers prove anything, it's that the Eagles will be in the crosshairs. "That comes along with the territory," Vick said after Thursday night's 24-14 preseason defeat. "But we accept that challenge. It's not going to be easy. Each and every Sunday, it's not going to be easy. "This is a tough game, and every week you've got to bring your "A" game, and if you don't, you're going to be embarrassed.
January 7, 2009 |
I'm not a picky eater. Never have been. I'll pretty much devour whatever ends up on my plate - within reason. Certain things are off limits. I've never liked cauliflower. Once, while working at a restaurant, someone offered me a goat's eyeball. It's supposedly a delicacy. I passed. And, frankly, I never developed a taste for humble pie. Yesterday, one of our Daily News cousins tried to serve me and a few others some crow. In his column, the venerable Bill Conlin wrote that it was time for all the Andy Reid bashers - and Conlin copped to being one of us - to admit we'd made a horrible mistake.
September 18, 2007
ST. LOUIS - You want positives? Here's one: Charlie Manuel is in great health. He took a stress test last night and passed. Then he took another one, and another one and another one, so by the end of the night - as Tony La Russa spoke ebulliently about "the best near-miss game he's ever been involved in" - the Phillies' manager sat slumped back behind a desk in the visitors' clubhouse, shirt soaked, wearing the look of a man whose parachute finally opened...
June 6, 2007 |
IT MAY BE good to be the king, but the king could use a little rest. On late Sunday afternoon, two-thirds through a 26-week tour, Michael York was waving Excalibur in Dallas, ending a two-week run as King Arthur in Lerner & Loewe's classic "Camelot. " Last night he was nearly 1,500 miles away, on stage at the Merriam Theater (250 S. Broad St.) sparring with Lancelot over the hand of Guenevere. At least York got to fly. As is the way with theatrical tours, the entire show was broken down Sunday in Texas, and "stuffed into trucks who drive pell-mell across the country," York said yesterday morning at the Rittenhouse Hotel.
March 28, 2006 |
Morgan Spurlock, whose prizewinning film Super Size Me chronicled his 30 days on a burger-and-fries diet, ate some humble pie yesterday. The author and filmmaker apologized to students and officials at Hatboro-Horsham High School for using the term retarded during an assembly Friday. He said he used the word in reference to himself when he had difficulty fielding a question. "It was the wrong place at the wrong time, a matter of circumstances, I think. It was never my intention to offend anyone," Spurlock, 35, said in a telephone interview while on an East Coast tour.
December 16, 2005 |
Before the Grammy nominations were even announced, Kanye West went ahead and declared himself winner of the album of the year. Now, he's backing down. But only a little bit. "I actually haven't listened to Paul McCartney's album, I won't lie to you about that," he told MTV News. "I'm going to check it out. I'm going to make sure I feel like I should win. " In a backstage rant last week, West predicted that politics would keep him from walking away with the Grammy for his album Late Registration, saying it would be backlash for his public criticism of President Bush.