April 10, 2013 |
HERE'S A NOTE for anyone out there with a messed-up '69 Camaro: If you'd like to sell it cheap or hire someone to spearhead its return to glory, Dylan Burke, who considers that ride the best of all time, might be your man. Burke is a 5-10, 150-pound senior lefthander for Abraham Lincoln High and, for now, his best talent is pitching. But he also has a passion for cars, which is why he intends to enroll at a trade school upon graduation and soak up more knowledge about the automotive world's ins and outs.
April 9, 2013 |
Seven years after he earned his bachelor's degree from Lincoln University, the former James Monroe King Warden stood backstage at the Audubon Ballroom. It was Feb. 21, 1965, and the self-described "Man Friday" for Malcolm X was counting receipts when he heard the boom of a shotgun. Warden, now Abdullah H. Abdur-Razzaq, froze. Then he ran toward the chaos. "I saw Malcolm lying there, and I saw the life go out of his body," Abdur-Razzaq said. "He turned white, and that was that.
April 6, 2013
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has approved a Lincoln University plan to open a campus in Coatesville. Classes will start in the fall at a new branch of the historically black college, at 351 Kersey St. Courses initially will be offered in the evening and on weekends. Other classes will be added as enrollment increases. For information on undergraduate admissions, contact 484-365-7207; for the graduate school, call 215-590-8233. - Kristin E. Holmes
March 29, 2013 |
NOTHING makes 150 years fall away quite like seeing the blood of Abraham Lincoln. Visiting a friend in rural northeastern Pennsylvania a few years back, I was ushered to the local historical society in the town of Milford. A dark patch on the 36-star wool flag displayed there is a stark reminder of the first assassination of a U.S. president, whose head it cradled after he was shot at Ford's Theatre. The stain is also somber testimony to the fact that the struggle for equality that he came to personify remains a mission unfinished.
March 26, 2013 |
He moved us with his award-winning performance as President Abraham Lincoln in the Steven Spielberg saga. But did you know that Daniel Day-Lewis was himself moved beyond words, beyond reason, beyond love itself? "There has never been a human being that I never met that I loved as much as him - ever," the thesp says on the extra features on the Lincoln Blu-ray/DVD release. "I doubt there ever will be. " So deeply was Day-Lewis immersed in the spiritual and mental viscera of Lincoln, he found himself at an existential impasse after he finished the pic. "You're not quite sure what to do with yourself when it's finished," he says.
March 21, 2013
TV courtroom jurist Judge Glenda Hatchett and activist/commentator Jeff Johnson will discuss college student leadership Thursday as part of a lecture series at Lincoln University. "Educating Student Leaders to be Health, Wealthy and Wise," is one of three scheduled so far as part of the 2013 Legacy Lecture Series sponsored by the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation Inc. The foundation, which advocates on behalf of historically-black colleges and universities, organizes the annual lecture series to encourage student leadership.
March 16, 2013 |
Fans have long spoken fondly of their annual pilgrimages to Lehigh University for Eagles training camp. Yet a fair share of them were expressing support today for the team's decision to hold its summer workouts in South Philadelphia, with some practice sessions open to fans at Lincoln Financial Field. "I think it's great, just because the fact that they're going to be in the city now," said Bill on a cell to 94 WIP midday hosts Ike Reese and Michael Barkann. "... I've never been a training camp.
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.