December 5, 2013 |
Righthander Brad Lincoln, once a promising prospect after being selected fourth overall in the 2006 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, has been acquired by the Phillies from the Toronto Blue Jays. The Phillies sent catcher Erik Kratz and lefthander Rob Rasmussen to Toronto in the deal, which was announced Tuesday night. Lincoln, 28, split his time between Toronto and triple-A Buffalo last season. He was 1-2 with a 3.98 ERA in 22 relief appearances with Toronto. Lincoln had 25 strikeouts and 22 walks in 312/3 innings.
December 5, 2013 |
THE RED SOX reportedly reached a pact with A.J. Pierzynski in the morning, the Marlins with Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the afternoon and the Yankees appeared to score the greatest coup of the winter in the evening, stealing Jacoby Ellsbury from their rival Red Sox with a lucrative free-agent deal in the evening. On one of the busiest offseason days in recent memory - with several deals widely reported but not yet official - the Phillies joined yesterday's baseball hot-stove party with a smaller trade they're hoping improves their paltry pitching depth.
November 20, 2013
Much as it doubts the power of language while proving the enduring strength of carefully considered words, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address casts individual liberty as inseparable from the collective enterprise of the nation. H.L. Mencken touched on both paradoxes in 1920, suggesting that the address' "pellucid and almost childlike perfection" disguises its "fundamental nonsensicality. " Of Lincoln's argument that thousands of Union soldiers had died at Gettysburg for "government of the people, by the people, for the people," Mencken wrote, "It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue.
November 17, 2013 |
Zephrah Pam poured in 28 points and pulled down 15 rebounds as the Lincoln University women shocked Division I Morgan State, 94-86, in overtime in Baltimore on Friday night. The Lions' Cynthia Johnson had 18 points off the bench, Courtney Smith added 12, and Dejah Taylor had 10 rebounds. St. Joseph's 81, Wichita State 73 - Ciara Andrews (Cheltenham) made a clutch shot to tie it and Sarah Fairbanks had 18 points as the Hawks (2-1) rallied to beat the host Shockers (1-2) in the WNIT.
November 3, 2013 |
A SMALL BUS brimming with the John Bartram football team pulled into Abraham Lincoln at 2:50 p.m. for a 3 p.m. non-league kickoff. After Bartram's bus arrived in Southwest Philadelphia 50 minutes late, traffic made the cross-city trip unbearable, and the players were in desperate need of some relief. Upon exiting the vehicle at Lincoln, nearly a dozen Bartram players headed for the bushes atop a hill behind the visitor's sideline to find said relief. "That bus ride was, like, an hour," Bartram junior Makai Sheed said with a sheepish grin.
September 25, 2013 |
Lincoln High School in the city's Mayfair section was placed on a brief lockdown Friday afternoon after police found several firearms in the car of the school's building engineer. District spokesman Fernando Gallard confirmed Monday that Robert McKenna, a veteran employee, was removed from Lincoln and that the district had begun proceedings to have him dismissed. No weapons were found inside the school, but Gallard said McKenna's vehicle was parked on school grounds. The district, he said, had no idea why McKenna had the guns.
September 21, 2013 |
Bryant Hudgins' 1-yard touchdown run with 3 minutes, 50 seconds remaining gave host Southern a 14-8 win over Lincoln in a Public League AAAA Silver game on Thursday. Nicholas Coffee intercepted a Hail Mary pass at the 4-yard line on the final play of the game to seal the victory. Hudgins also had an interception. Lincoln (1-3 overall, 1-3 league) took the lead, 8-0, in the second quarter on Taylor Gaines' 33-yard reception from Devon Thompkins and a two-point conversion. Southern (2-2, 1-0)
September 8, 2013 |
WITH ONLY 20 minutes remaining before kickoff, two Abraham Lincoln High School football players walked down two flights of steps side-by-side, while the rest of their teammates were busy stretching and preparing for their game against Overbrook High School. Linebacker/wide receiver Henry Lesesane and two-way lineman Davon Bryan were not late, but were in a rush to prepare for the team's second game of the season. The two had been in class until 1:30 p.m. at Franklin Towne Charter High School, 4 miles away.
August 21, 2013 |
A SIMPLE stone slab marks the grave of Philadelphia gunsmith Henry Deringer, barely noticeable beneath a giant sycamore and the surrounding acres of intricate, towering tombstones in Laurel Hill Cemetery. His name is mostly forgotten here, his workshops in Northern Liberties paved over for progress or pulled down by time, just empty lots with broken glass and weeds. No murals, statues or buildings bear his name here and no one's ever asked the commonwealth to stake a blue historical marker along North Front Street for the man who ushered in the era of "concealed carry," whose name became a noun, like Jell-O or Kleenex, still used today to describe any compact, easy-to-hide handgun that's deadly at close range.
July 28, 2013 |
At 10:13 a.m. Friday, a policeman began taking down the yellow crime-scene tape at the Lincoln Memorial, and a wave of visitors surged up the steps to see the damage. The upper chamber, where the 120-ton statue of Abraham Lincoln has sat for 91 years, was still roped off. But the people could see the pale-green paint splattered on the left pant leg and the bottom of the frock coat. A child said it looked like Play-Doh. But the statue was solid as always. The right foot, in a square-toe boot, slightly forward.