February 2, 2015 |
Mayor Nutter met his match Saturday afternoon in a game of chess, beaten by one of Philadelphia's best players - 12-year-old Candida Layla Wilcox. She didn't hesitate to say why Nutter lost. "He wasn't really controlling the center, so he didn't really think long and hard on his first couple of moves," said Candida, an honor-roll student at the cyber charter school Commonwealth Connections Academy. "After I pinned him in, I got him in checkmate. " It took her less than 15 minutes to hand the mayor his defeat.
July 18, 2014 |
AT ONE POINT, the McDaniels household in Birmingham, Ala., must have seemed like a kennel. Snoop, a small American pit bull terrier, paraded around the home, wagging his short tail, his pink tongue hanging down to his chin. Shawn McDaniels, mother of Sixers second-round draft pick K.J. McDaniels, was searching for homes for abandoned and abused animals. It's what K.J. McDaniels lives for away from the basketball court. He finds classified ads for abused and neglected dogs on the Internet and adopts them and then tries to give them a home, a family to care for them.
February 6, 2012
THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Layla, a 6-to-12-month-old pitbull mix at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Layla is active and sweet. She would benefit from some training. To adopt Layla, contact PAWS, 100 N. 2nd St., at 215-238-9901. When inquiring, please provide her tag identifier, A15088149-Clinic. A $110 fee includes sterilization, vaccines, and microchipping.
April 22, 2011 |
No one here sings about the "circle of life. " African Cats , a live-action Lion King released by Disneynature, focuses on the urgent challenges of the cycle of life in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve. Given the spectacular footage of lioness and cheetah moms protecting their spawn, it rightly should be called Prey Eat Love . Filmed over the course of 2 1/2 years and released to coincide both with Earth Day and Mother's Day, African Cats celebrates two single moms: Layla, a battle-weary but wily lioness, and Sita, a sleek cheetah, who live on the opposite banks of the Mara River.
April 21, 2011
DEAR ABBY: "Heartbroken in New York" expressed his concerns about his dog "Layla's" injuries after his son's friend "Isaac" tried to ride on the dog's back. He asked you whether he and his wife should inform Isaac's parents. You responded in the affirmative and stated that Isaac's parents should be responsible for the damages to the dog. I disagree. Dog owners are responsible for supervising their pets when children are present. Our dog Max, whom I dearly loved and raised alongside our two children, was not by nature fond of children.
May 27, 2008 |
There is a munificent God. Or at least, there is a British gentleman rocker once deified by graffiti scrawled on a London Underground station who played a generous-spirited show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on Sunday that reconfirmed his exalted status in the blues-guitar pantheon while spreading the glory around among a superb cast of supporting musicians. "Clapton is God," the immortal inscription read, way back in 1965 when Eric Clapton was a member of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers.
August 31, 2007 |
That old staple, the culture-clash romantic comedy, is back once more in "David & Layla. " And like everything from the creaky "Abie's Irish Rose" (first filmed in 1928) to "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," which took a few years for people to realize how creaky it actually was, this one's a depressing melange of stereotypes and cliches. Which is too bad, since the star-crossed lovers here are a Jewish guy and a Muslim gal. You'd think the enmity the two groups have for each other might lend Jay Jonroy's low-budget production a little more tension and real-world drama than these things usually have.
August 31, 2007 |
Viewers of the 2007 Academy Awards may recall the amusing clip for the live-action short winner, "West Bank Story. " A musical parody of West Side Story, it followed the plight of a lovestruck Israeli soldier and the beautiful Palestinian who works at the hummus stand across the barricades. In a few fleeting minutes of song and dance, it accomplished everything that Jay Jonroy's David and Layla sets out to do in a charmless, laborious 105 minutes. Call it My Big Fat Kurdish Wedding: David (David Moscow)
January 31, 2003 |
So when did Roger Donaldson, the Australian-born director who made his breakthrough films in New Zealand during the late '70s, become the uncontested champion of the American political thriller? First there was No Way Out (1987), with Kevin Costner as a CIA liaison sniffing out a Soviet spy while enjoying an affair with the secretary of state's mistress. Then there was Thirteen Days (2000), with Costner this time as a JFK adviser keeping his cool among the military hotheads during the Cuban missile crisis.