July 31, 2014 |
THREE WEEKS before taking the helm of North Philadelphia's Zion Baptist Church, the Rev. A. Carl Prince met with leaders of the small Virginia church he was leaving. On Dec. 18, 2011, he and Mount Hope Baptist Church leaders signed an "Announcement of Retirement" that took effect at the end of that year. Prince asked that "in the interest of the Church and Christian civility, that all litigation and investigations both civil and criminal, present and future, be ceased," the statement said.
February 20, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama is looking for a new candidate to lead American and allied forces in Europe after his first choice, Marine Gen. John Allen, bowed out Tuesday and announced his intention to retire because of his wife's declining health. The move further clouds the picture for Obama as he repositions key figures on his national security team and in key military leadership roles. The White House is fighting for Senate confirmation of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary; a confirmation vote was stalled last week by Republicans but is expected to happen next week.
December 9, 2012 |
JILL KELLEY, the Florida socialite who triggered the FBI probe that led David Petraeus to resign as CIA chief, is shopping "a tell-all book" about the sex scandal, according to the New York Post . "Trust me, there is going to be a book in the New Year. You can count on it," said one of Kelley's friends, according to the London Daily Mail . Actually, Kelley, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, might be out to prove she doesn't have much to tell, at least about military affairs of the kind that retired general Petraeus allegedly indulged in with biographer Paula Broadwell.
November 14, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The sex scandal that felled CIA Director David Petraeus widened Tuesday to ensnare the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, in a suddenly public drama involving a Tampa socialite, a jealous rival, and flirty e-mails. The improbable story - by turns tragic and silly - could have major consequences, unfolding at a critical time in the Afghan war effort and just as President Obama was hoping for a smooth transition in his national security team. Obama put a hold on the nomination of Afghan war chief Allen to become the next commander of U.S. European Command as well as the NATO supreme allied commander in Europe after investigators uncovered 20,000-plus pages of documents and e-mails that involved Allen and Tampa socialite Jill Kelley.
March 21, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Republicans looking for a political opening to challenge President Obama on national security got little help Tuesday from the top military commander in Afghanistan, who insisted that the White House is heeding his advice. In his much-anticipated appearance before Congress, Marine Gen. John Allen said the shifting of security responsibilities from U.S. and coalition troops to Afghan forces is on track after more than a decade of war. The ongoing conflict has divided Congress and increased the public demand to bring the 90,000 U.S. troops home.
February 2, 2012 |
The clergy sex-abuse scandal that so dominated the last decade of Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua's life may well dominate public perception of his legacy, some observers say. His friends and colleagues, however, described the retired archbishop of Philadelphia, who died Tuesday at age 88, as a "behind-the-scenes" prelate who did much of his best work out of public view. Bishop Joseph Galante, head of the Diocese of Camden, on Wednesday described Bevilacqua as having been a "leading advocate for assistance for immigrants at a time when society was not as conscious of their needs.
July 22, 2011
Philadelphia Section PGA WILLIAM HYNDMAN III CLASSIC At Huntingdon Valley; par 70. Stu Ingraham. . . 68 Scott Hunter. . . 69 Mike Tobiason. . . 69 George Forster. . . 70 Mark Sheftic. . . 72 John Allen. . . 72 Jeff Fraim. . . 72 Jeff Bonicky. . . 72
September 23, 2010
Spring Ford's Rich Steinmetz saw his lead shrink from 5 strokes to 3 on the second day of the Philadelphia PGA's Section Championship at Concord Country Club. Stu Ingraham carded a 3-under-par 68 and Steinmetz shot 70 for a two-day total of 133 entering the final day of the 54-hole event. Deerwood's Greg Farrow posted the day's best round with a 67, including an eagle on the par-4 10th hole, and moved into third place at 141. The top 62 players in the field of 152 area pros qualified for Thursday's final round.
July 8, 2008 |
AWISE person once said, "There's always at least three sides to every story, and somewhere in the middle lies the truth. " When it comes to Freedom Theatre, Pennsylvania's oldest African-American-owned and -operated performing-arts training center, that's especially true. When renowned artistic director Walter Dallas announced his departure for a professorship at the University of Maryland, my eyebrows went up. Now that he's gone, and the theater faces yet another management transition, I can't help but wonder what the real deal is behind the scenes.