February 28, 2013 |
Lincoln's Matthew Huckabee (Timber Creek) was selected to compete at the NCAA Division II indoor track and field championships March 7-9 at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala. Huckabee, a freshman who ranks 16th in Division II in the shot put, won the CIAA Conference championship, setting a school record with a throw of 16.66 meters. He also qualified for the ECAC/IC4A championships this weekend at the Armory in New York City. Ursinus' Chris Rountree (Haddon Heights)
February 26, 2013
HEAVILY FAVORED "Argo" won the Academy Award for best picture last night, but there was a silver lining for Philadelphia. Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress for her role as a troubled widow determined to woo a bipolar man (Bradley Cooper) in "Silver Linings Playbook. " The shot-in-Philadelphia movie had earned eight nominations - this was the only win. The excited 22-year-old Lawrence tripped on her way to the stage. "I feel bad that I fell. This is really embarrassing. This," she said, looking at her new Oscar, "is nuts.
February 25, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Whether you're interested in Lincoln the president or Lincoln the movie, Washington is a downright thrilling destination. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States and one of the country's most admired, rising from humble roots in a frontier cabin to become a self-educated lawyer and brilliant politician. As president, he ended slavery by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation and preserved the nation despite the Civil War. The story of his assassination is one of the best-known chapters of American history.
February 11, 2013 |
HARRISBURG - Gov. Bob McDonnell (R., Va.) was a blunt therapist Friday night, telling assembled Pennsylvania Republicans to quit whining. "The pity party should be over," McDonnell said to a crowd of about 300 at the Harrisburg Hilton. "It's been two months. " Since losing a presidential race they were convinced they would win, Republicans nationally have been going through an extended mourning-cum-autopsy process, trying to figure out what went wrong on a clinical track, while many indulge their frustration that President Obama was so easily reelected.
February 3, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington for Civil Rights were 100 years apart, but both changed the nation and expanded freedoms. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is presenting a walk back in time through two eras. A new exhibition, "Changing America," parallels the 1863 emancipation of slaves with the 1963 march. An inkwell Lincoln used to draft what would become the Emancipation Proclamation is on display on one side of the timeline, while the pen President Lyndon Johnson used to sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is on the other.
January 2, 2013
By Neal Gabler As we edged closer to the "fiscal cliff," some observers said we should take a page from Steven Spielberg's Lincoln . The film tells the story of how the president managed to steer the 13th Amendment - which outlawed slavery, finishing what was started by the Emancipation Proclamation 150 years ago today - through an inhospitable House of Representatives. On one side were Democrats who opposed outlawing slavery on the grounds that it would confer an equality that blacks should not have.
December 23, 2012 |
MANCHESTER, Vt. - Abe Lincoln was born in a log cabin, but his son built himself a mansion. Robert Todd Lincoln, the only child of the president to survive to adulthood, built the Georgian Revival home, called Hildene, as a seasonal dream home for his wife, Mary Harlan Lincoln, and their children. But Hildene is no dusty museum. Located on 412 acres (167 hectares) between two spectacular mountain ranges, the homestead offers a feeling of warmth, family, and hospitality along with the history lessons.
December 19, 2012 |
THEY HELD a soccer match at Lincoln Financial Field a few weeks before the first Eagles game in 2003. In the restaurant business, this would be called a soft opening. Don Smolenski, who was the Eagles CFO at the time, and team president Joe Banner headed out into the concourse to check things out. They discovered a rather sizable problem that showed why soft openings are a good idea. "For the soccer game, we realized that our signage was confusing," recalled Smolenski, now the team's president.
December 19, 2012 |
The Eagles are in their 10th season at Lincoln Financial Field, where they've posted a 45-34 regular-season record and a 4-2 mark in the postseason. In that same span, they are 46-32-1 on the road. So much for home-field advantage. Even so, here is a look at some of the most significant Eagles moments at the stadium: Sept. 8, 2003: The Linc opened with a thud as Tampa Bay, which closed Veterans Stadium by stunning the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game 9 months earlier, shut out the Eagles, 17-0.
December 15, 2012 |
Jamiel Hines stepped up in the clutch as Philadelphia Academy Charter won, 54-52, in overtime over host Lincoln in a Public League boys' basketball game Friday afternoon. With PAC trailing by two, Hines cut through the lane and sank a layup with less than 10 seconds remaining to even the score and send the game to overtime. The extra frame saw Hines and Muhammad Laws lead PAC with three points apiece as they outscored Lincoln, 8-0. Laws scored six of his team- high 15 points in the third quarter and PAC improved to 3-1. Elsewhere in the Public League, Dale Ellis Jr. hit six three-pointers en route to a game-high 28 points to lead Lamberton to a 68-56 win over visiting Roxborough.