May 1, 2016
Isheem Young, Imhotep football, sophomore all-purpose player. Offers: Tennessee (new), Toledo (new), Florida State, Maryland, Penn State, Temple, Michigan State. Quade Green, Neumann-Goretti basketball, junior guard. Offers: Baylor (new), Oklahoma (new), Villanova, Maryland, Louisville, Penn State, Syracuse. Markquese Bell, Bridgeton football, junior wide receiver. Offers: Mississippi (new), Clemson, Wisconsin, Maryland, Penn State, Michigan. Jon Lovett, Cherokee football, junior running back.
April 28, 2016 |
With Atlantic City teetering on the brink of insolvency, Mayor Don Guardian is considering skipping a $1.8 million interest payment on municipal bonds due May 1, chief of staff Chris Filiciello said Tuesday. If the city missed the payment, it would be the first default by a New Jersey municipality since the Great Depression, Bloomberg News reported. New Jersey has always intervened to prevent distressed cities from missing debt payments or going bankrupt, but Gov. Christie has twice vetoed aid packages that would redirect casino funds, now assigned to marketing, to help Atlantic City with its debt.
April 26, 2016 |
Zymir is a friendly, outgoing 12-year-old with a brilliant smile. His many interests include traveling, camping, driving remote-control cars, and playing guitar. He also enjoys cooking, so he was delighted to have the opportunity recently to visit a bakery, where he spent time with the owner and expressed his creative side in making and decorating cupcakes. Zymir prides himself on his fashion sense and style and always tries to wear what is hip and cool. Enrolled in the sixth grade, he is very bright and is proud when he receives an A on his report card.
April 18, 2016 |
Dan Hammer's plan is to continue his baseball career at the University of Pittsburgh. That could change if a major-league organization thinks enough of the Father Judge pitcher to select him in the first-year player draft in June and make an irresistible financial offer. Crusaders first-year manager Kenny Devenney said scouts from the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, and Kansas City Royals have been keeping tabs on the hard-throwing senior righthander. For now, Hammer, also a shortstop, is focused on trying to help lead Judge to its first Catholic League title since 2000.
April 14, 2016 |
LET'S TAKE a peek at the race for attorney general. It's overshadowed by contests for president and U.S. Senate. But it offers insights into Pennsylvania's geopolitics and Philadelphia's clout. Also, it's about an office that's both stepping-stone and banana peel. Of the five elected A.G.s since 1980 (previously, the post was appointed), three ran for governor (Ernie Preate, Mike Fisher, and Tom Corbett); one, Corbett, became governor; and two were charged with crimes. Preate went to prison; current A.G. Kathleen Kane awaits trial.
April 7, 2016 |
You know that horrible moment when you ask a woman when the baby is due and she gives you the fisheye and replies, "I'm not pregnant. " Glamour magazine sort of did that to Amy Schumer with its new list of stars who are "Chic At Any Size. " Amy doesn't see herself as a "plus size" gal - because she isn't. She wrote on Instagram: "I think there's nothing wrong with being plus size. Beautiful healthy women. Plus size is considered size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8. " Schumer is also annoyed because she feels the magazine's message is bad for young women, the issue reprinted a Q&A Schumer did for the mag last year and Glamour never told Schumer they were re-running the interview, or that they now considered her a, er, heavy woman.
March 31, 2016 |
By his own admission, Jim Norton has a hard time meeting folks who share his interests. But when those interests include illicit massage parlors, urolagnia, and transgender prostitutes, maybe some difficulty is to be expected. "It's very common to not have the same interests as Jim Norton," the stand-up comedian said during recent phone interview. "A lot of people don't have the same interests as me. " They do, however, seem to like watching him do stand-up. Norton, a New Jersey native, started as a comic in 1990 and quickly became known for his politically incorrect humor.