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SPORTS
April 18, 2016 | By Rick O, Columnist
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.
SPORTS
April 17, 2016
Steve Restuccio, Hammonton baseball, freshman pitcher-outfielder. Offer: Wake Forest D'Andre Vilmar, Roman Catholic basketball, junior guard. Interest: Colorado State, Long Island University (Brooklyn), Hofstra. Pat Bartlett, Council Rock North football, junior offensive lineman. Offers: Florida Atlantic, Illinois, Monmouth, Syracuse. J.D. Carroll, West Chester East football, junior tight end. Offers: Bryant, Lafayette. Interest: Temple. Paul Newman, Roman Catholic basketball, senior forward.
NEWS
April 14, 2016 | By John Baer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2016 | By Nick Vadala, Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
March 30, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Virgin America, California's hip and high-tech airline, is exploring the sale of all or part of its business, and JetBlue and Alaska airlines are reportedly in talks to buy the carrier, according to Bloomberg News, citing people familiar with situation. JetBlue has seven daily flights from Philadelphia International Airport, including five to Boston and two to Ft. Lauderdale. Alaska Air has one daily flight from Philadelphia to Seattle. Virgin America was founded by English billionaire Richard Branson.
SPORTS
March 23, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Could the Eagles draft Ezekiel Elliott with the eighth pick overall in April's draft? Howie Roseman wants the rest of the NFL to think so, or so it would seem. The Eagles vice president of football operations never mentioned the Ohio State product by name on Monday, but it was clear he was referencing Elliott when asked about the value of selecting a running back early in the draft. "There's this narrative that you can get running backs in the fifth, sixth, seventh round and undrafted free agency," Roseman said at the league meetings.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
Continuing low interest rates for 30-year mortgages - now hovering at 3.75 percent - may be sparking a new wave of refinancing. Interest in refinancing is created by the power of suggestion - when a homeowner sees opportunity, said Jerome Scarpello of Leo Mortgage Inc., in Ambler. "I took an application last week, and the borrower said, 'My brother told me rates are down, and this is a good time to refinance,' " Scarpello said. Another borrower applied for a 20-year term - lowering the duration of the mortgage as well as the interest rate, he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I've been with my fiance for three years, and I'm very much in love. A few months ago, I asked to use his phone to look up something on the Internet because my battery had died. It opened up to a gay porn site! I was shocked and asked him whether it was something he was looking at. He admitted that it was. Nothing like this has happened to me before, so I began asking whether that's what he likes and is into. He assured me the answer was no. He said he looked because he was simply curious about it. He told me he loves women and doesn't want to be with men. He said he was just looking.
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