August 8, 2014 |
In one gray box is a 1778 letter written by George Washington at Valley Forge. The flowing cursive wasn't particularly eloquent, but showed the minutia he tackled during the Revolution. Washington asked the New York governor for help tracking down an American officer who had confiscated a money box from the British at Princeton, then apparently converted it "to his own use. " In another box is a 1865 letter written by Abraham Lincoln to a woman who asked the president to send her a portion of his second inaugural address - in his own hand.
August 4, 2014 |
AS Roma made itself at home in Philadelphia this past week while Inter Milan camped in Washington. The Giallorossi climbed the Art Museum steps and posed like Rocky. They held semisecret training sessions just off the Schuylkill Expressway at Penn's Rhodes Field. Charismatic manager Rudi Garcia held court at the Ritz- Carlton. The home advantage, however, did not extend to game day. Inter spoiled the party with a 2-0 victory in front of 12,169 at Lincoln Financial Field. The barnstorming clubs from Italy's Serie A met as part of the International Champions Cup. Both teams were eliminated from the tournament later in the day when Manchester United beat Real Madrid.
July 28, 2014 |
IN FEBRUARY 2012, the Eagles started the process of revitalizing Lincoln Financial Field to give fans a better in game experience. More than 2 1/2 years and $125 million later, the renovations are "99 percent complete," according to team president Don Smolenski. All of the work will be done before the Eagles' home opener on Sept. 7 against Jacksonville. The in-game experience at the Linc, which opened in 2003, will be much more modern, an upgrade that was much needed, Smolenski said.
July 25, 2014 |
Having written orchestral works that contemplate the essence of rivers and oceans, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams is heading toward the source of it all, with an hour-long piece so expansive it can't be contained by a typical concert hall - and can only go outdoors. Sila: The Breath of the World contemplates the force behind all of nature. (The title is the Inuit name of the abstract deity behind wind, rain, and life.) Friday and Saturday in New York, as part of the Mostly Mozart and Lincoln Center Out of Doors festivals, the piece will bring together, in Hearst Plaza outside Lincoln Center, the Philadelphia chamber choir the Crossing, the JACK Quartet, and any number of other contemporary-music mainstays.
June 26, 2014 |
Brick buildings, some dating back to the 1800s, line the main street of the campus of Lincoln University, a school that has produced a Supreme Court justice, a leader of the Harlem Renaissance, and two presidents of African nations. For a group of alumni, those buildings are historic emblems of the first degree-granting African American institution in the nation. For the school's administration, they are structures that may pose a financial hardship during tough budgetary times.
June 17, 2014 |
The story of Lincoln University's beginnings routinely highlights the benevolent white Presbyterian minister who founded the first degree-granting institution for African Americans. The Rev. John Miller Dickey started the historically black university in Chester County. James Ralston Amos and his brother, Thomas Henry Amos, were students, among the first to graduate. But in a retelling that shakes up a 160-year history, Cheryl Reneé Gooch, a dean at the school, elevates the Amos brothers' contribution.
June 13, 2014 |
PAULETTE WALLACE sat in her home in West Philly's Carroll Park section, watching "Wheel of Fortune. " Her couch was draped with her son's Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity blanket. Framed photos of friends and relatives lined the shelves and walls. Her phone was ringing off the hook. "Stop crying," Wallace, 65, told a friend on the other end. "It's going to be OK. " The endless phone calls yesterday were about her son, Donald Wallace, 39, who was charged Tuesday with terroristic threats and creating false public alarm near the Lincoln Tunnel after he allegedly called 9-1-1 to alert police that a sniper was on his way to New York.
March 23, 2014 |
HERSHEY - Sometimes the harder you squeeze, the more it slips away. Math, Civics and Sciences Charter can attest after it surrendered two double-digits leads in yesterday's 70-66 loss to Lincoln Park in the Class A state final at the Giant Center. The Mighty Elephants (15-15) were led by a sensational Samir Doughty, who scored 26 points on 12-for-19 shooting. However, when the 6-4 junior guard headed for the bench with four fouls and his team leading, 57-51, with 7:52 left in the final frame, MC&S struggled to maintain its grip.
March 7, 2014 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The Phillies were up by one run. There were two runners on and five outs separating them from a win over the Atlanta Braves. Antonio Bastardo already had been in and out of the game and Mike Adams was unavailable, still working his way back from July shoulder surgery. Jake Diekman, possibly the most lethal arm in the 'pen, was being taken out after allowing two of the three batters he faced to reach base. Ryne Sandberg called on righthander Brad Lincoln in the eighth inning of yesterday afternoon's game at Bright House Field.
February 26, 2014 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Brad Lincoln spent the first week of December hunting with friends some 90 minutes north of Pittsburgh, the city where he once imagined a fruitful major-league career as a starting pitcher. Those dreams were dashed in 2012 with a trade to Toronto, and now Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos was on the phone. "When you get a call from your GM at midnight on a Tuesday in the offseason," Lincoln said, "you've either been released or something has happened. " Lincoln was traded to the Phillies, where a muddled bullpen is his benefit.