February 17, 2014 |
Dan Williams stood in the back of the room on national signing day. "I was proud of my teammates," Williams said of the four Timber Creek football players who signed letters of intent for college scholarships. Dylan Cummings went to the gym after school on the first Wednesday of February. He worked on strength and speed, as usual, and took some swings in preparation for baseball season. "We're going to have a great season," Cummings said of Pennsville's baseball team. Williams and Cummings were record-setting senior quarterbacks last season.
February 10, 2014
There's an easy way to describe House Republicans' continued reluctance to pass an immigration overhaul that provides a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million people residing in this country illegally: selfish. Republican former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour didn't use that word during a recent Bipartisan Policy Center forum on immigration at the University of Pennsylvania, but he might as well have. Barbour noted that, unlike GOP presidential candidates running nationally, Republican House members seeking reelection in largely safe districts don't care about courting Hispanic voters by endorsing immigration reform.
January 30, 2014 |
ON MONDAY night, Ruben Amaro Jr. sure made it sound as if he was finished shopping for free agents, even with a handful of attractive starting pitchers still looking for work. Before attending the 110th annual Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Dinner, Amaro said he had no offers out to any major league free agents. Prices, he said, remained out "of the range we're comfortable with. " Yesterday, a name popped onto the open market that could change Amaro's stance. Veteran righthander A.J. Burnett, who had been mulling retirement, let teams know he intends to pitch in 2014, according to a report by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
January 23, 2014 |
SEATTLE - Former Giants wide receiver Steve Smith is coming to New York for Super Bowl XLVIII, and like most fans, he's a little leery of what the weather will be like. He said that he may have to call his old quarterback, Eli Manning, to see if he can squeeze into his suite at MetLife Stadium in order to stay warm. But then Smith quickly realized that wherever the Mannings are stationed will be Broncos territory. "Dang," he said. "That's going to be a conflict, actually.
January 8, 2014 |
As the "polar vortex" spins down from the Arctic, stay indoors and ponder where interest rates are headed in 2014 - both as an investor and consumer. Mortgage rates? Probably 5 percent by year's end. Auto loans? Unchanged at 4.25 percent for new cars, 4.75 percent for used. The 10-year Treasury? Probably 3.5 percent to 4 percent by the second half. So says Greg McBride, senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com, in North Palm Beach, Fla. (And yeah, we are envious, Greg.) Provided America's tepid economic recovery continues apace, McBride projects that "the Federal Reserve will keep dialing down its bond purchases through the rest of this year.
November 27, 2013 |
A 21-YEAR-OLD man is being questioned in connection with the deaths of a pregnant 22-year-old woman and her 4-year-old daughter Monday at a Levittown apartment building. Authorities said Marcel Johnson was taken into custody in the parking lot of the Avalon Court apartments on Oxford Valley Road shortly after Ebony Talley and her little girl, R'mani Rankins, were discovered in a fire. Talley was pronounced dead at the scene, while Rankins died at a local hospital. Police said both victims were stabbed, but the cause of death has not been revealed.
November 8, 2013
The free-agent season got underway shortly after midnight on Monday and the hot stove rumor mill is already churning. The Denver Pos t reported yesterday that the Colorado Rockies are expected to offer Carlos Ruiz a multiyear contract before the end of the week. Ruiz, 34, has spent his entire 8-year big-league career with the Phillies. The Phillies declined to offer Ruiz a qualifying offer before Monday's deadline, which would ensure them a first-round pick if Ruiz signed elsewhere.
November 1, 2013 |
Q: I'm a straight man in my early 20s and having trouble connecting with women. I had no problems in college, but the women I've met since just haven't been right for me. I want someone who shares my interests but isn't clingy or full of drama. I've tried online dating, but everybody lies. It's been a waste of time. I'm not much of a joiner, so don't suggest a club or yoga class. There's no one at work who interests me. Also, I can't stand the pickup bar scene. Any suggestions? Steve: Aren't you the picky one!
October 17, 2013 |
Almost three-quarters of pay-TV subscribers would like to purchase slimmer, customized TV bundles - mostly because they believe it would lead to lower bills, according to a new consumer survey. At the same time, subscribers accept the pay-TV model and are consuming soaring amounts of entertainment through smartphones, tablets, and new video services such as Netflix. "We are seeing outlandish consumption, and that is good for the industry and good for the consumer," said Joe Atkinson, the market advisory leader in Philadelphia for PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P., which conducted the survey.
October 12, 2013 |
Business as usual more often finds Pandora Young, a deceptively slight woman of 32, lugging heavy root-balls down the path in a wheelbarrow, whacking back unruly shrubs, or battling aggressive weeds. Today's assignment promises much lighter fare for Young, one of eight outdoor gardeners at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square. An inventive forager, she's introducing a visitor to a colorful melange of perennial fruits and vegetables gleaned from the grounds of this abundant DuPont estate.