July 22, 2014 |
I DANCED WITH you on Broad Street in 2008, I've suffered with you ever since. I worried last night when the Phillies put three walk-through metal detectors at the rightfield gate to test a security system that will be at all gates in all major-league ballparks next season. Fans entering the ballpark through the rightfield gate now must pass through a metal detector before tickets are scanned, and first they have to remove cellphones, cameras and other large metal items. I worried that Phillies fans were bringing enough bad attitude to the ballpark these days to break the detectors' sensors.
July 18, 2014 |
BEING A REPUBLICAN in a Democratic city, having five knee replacement surgeries and a heart valve replacement couldn't keep Hank Salvatore down. After all, he had been a tough Marine who saw combat in the South Pacific in World War II, and he survived political battles in Philadelphia and Harrisburg that might have left permanent scars on a lesser man. Frank A. "Hank" Salvatore, a former state legislator and senator from Northeast Philadelphia whose...
November 27, 2013 |
AMID A COURTROOM of tears, a former chief of staff to state Rep. Bill Keller was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in federal prison for misusing state funds. Lorraine DiSpaldo, 58, had pleaded guilty in April to 36 counts, including mail fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy as part of a scam with codefendant Robert Mulgrew, who is now a suspended Traffic Court judge. The two were accused of defrauding the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, which from 1996 to 2008 awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to two community groups with which Mulgrew and DiSpaldo were associated - the Friends of Dickinson Square and Community to Police Communications.
September 22, 2013 |
For the last two months, Lynda Henion has hit the Holy Redeemer Sports Medicine Center three times a week to warm up on a stationary bicycle, walk steps, and do stretching and strengthening exercises. After an accidental tumble in 2010, Henion, 71, had a pin placed in her right hip, followed a year later by a right hip replacement, followed by an operation on the meniscus in her left knee, followed by a right knee replacement in July. After all that surgery, she's eager to return to normal walking.
May 13, 2013
Authorities said that former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been arrested in California for the third time in a week. Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Joe Balicki said the 23-year-old Young was arrested late Friday in San Clemente for allegedly breaking into a home. Balicki said Young fought with deputies after a foot chase. He has been charged with attempted burglary, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. He was in custody Sunday on $75,000 bail.
November 19, 2012
Kevin Durant notched his first career triple-double with 25 points, 13 rebounds, and a career-high 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the visiting Golden State Warriors, 119-109, on Sunday. The three-time NBA scoring champion has been trying to improve his floor game and reduce turnovers. He came in averaging four per game, fourth-worst in the league. He turned it over just twice in this one and pumped his fist after he set up Kevin Martin's three-pointer with 4 minutes, 57 seconds to play for his 10th assist.
June 13, 2012
THIS ISN'T the first time the Phanatic's been accused of being too fanatical. In 2010 the Daily News found he'd been sued at least three other times in the previous decade, once for hugging someone too hard. One woman attending a Reading Phillies game with her church group claimed he sat on her legs, making her arthritis act up and leading to a knee replacement, a lawsuit alleged. The resolutions of the lawsuits could not be determined Tuesday. Nor is he the only mascot sued.
June 1, 2012 |
GALLOWAY, N.J. — Christie Kerr's life has become mostly about perspective. She has it way better than many, something she's well aware of. So when it comes to giving back, you can count on her being pretty much all-in. On Memorial Day, the planet's fifth-ranked female golfer hosted an outing at Liberty National — a club she represents in Jersey City looking out on the Statue of Liberty — for men and women who have served in this country's armed forces. Kerr thought it only made sense, since her father is a Vietnam veteran.
April 5, 2012 |
The emerging market for generic medical devices is the backdrop for a legal fight between Synthes Inc., and several former employees who created a company to sell similar products for less money. Headquartered in Switzerland but with facilities in Chester County, Synthes is a global leader in selling plates, rods, screws, and power tools to fix broken bones, which is why Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $21.3 billion for Synthes. Yearly global medical-device sales amount to about $300 billion and, with aging populations in developed nations, the market isn't going away.
September 21, 2010 |
Steve Javie, the pride of La Salle High and Temple, is going to the NBA referees' training camp tomorrow hoping against hope that he can work a 25th season. He can't be certain whether he will be able to work, in his words, "one game or 51," or whether he'll be able to work at all. But his goal when he entered the league in 1986 was to make it through 25 seasons, and something inside him tells him he at least must try. He was close to retiring, because he has no cartilage in his right knee.