July 21, 2006 |
Justin Smith collected three goals and an assist to lead the Barrage past the Long Island Lizards, 10-8, in a Major League Lacrosse game at Villanova Stadium. The Barrage improved to 8-2, and remain in first place in the MLL Eastern Conference. Long Island fell to 4-6. Trailing by 5-2 in the first half, the Barrage went on a five-goal run before halftime. Bobby Horsey, B.J. Prager, Michael Springer and Greg Peyser scored, and Shaun Lyons contributed a two-point goal for an 8-5 lead.
June 18, 2006 |
The unbeaten Barrage overcame an 8-0 deficit and rallied to defeat the Long Island Lizards, 13-12, yesterday afternoon in a Major League Lacrosse game at the Mitchel Athletic Complex. B.J. Prager's shot with 3 minutes, 22 seconds remaining gave the Barrage a 13-12 lead, their first lead of the game, and proved to be the game-winner. The Lizards (1-4) led by 8-0 after holding the Barrage (5-0) scoreless for the first 17 minutes of the game. But the Barrage went on an 8-1 run, scoring the final three goals - including a Roy Colsey two-pointer - to steal the win.
March 14, 2006 |
They do double-dutch to '80s club hits. They perform twisty, fast-paced jumping, three people to one slender rope. They jump rope while spinning hula hoops, bouncing on pogo balls and executing gymnastic feats. "Don't try these tricks at home," the announcer's voice booms. "These are professionals. " Then they explode onto the gym floor, a tangle of yellow T-shirts, purple-and-teal ropes, and infectious energy - 12 members of the Jersey Jumpers, a precision team of some of the finest jump-ropers around.
November 22, 2005 |
A recent cartoon in the New Yorker shows a fish in the sea and, on the beach, a parade: first, an amphibian, then a dinosaur, then an ape, followed by a Neanderthal and finally a man holding a book. He looks over his shoulder at them and says, "Scram!" Dipping by coincidence into the current controversy over "intelligent design" versus evolution, the Broadway revival of Edward Albee's Seascape, his 1975 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about evolution, necessarily makes a few waves.
June 7, 2004 |
The Barrage came up short in a bid for their first Major League Lacrosse win yesterday, falling to the defending champion Long Island Lizards, 14-12. Long Island goalie Brian Dougherty, a Philadelphia native and Episcopal Academy alum, made 21 saves in front of the crowd of 2,207 at Villanova Stadium. Kevin Finneran was the game MVP with four goals and two assists, while Lizards teammate Chris Massey also scored four goals. Greg Cattrano made 21 saves for the Barrage, who trailed, 9-6, at halftime but outscored the Lizards by 5-3 in the third quarter.
August 2, 2002 |
Before he wore lipstick in the New York Dolls and got "Hot, Hot, Hot" as Buster Poindexter, David Johansen was a blues hound. "When I was 10, I bought a Lightnin' Hopkins record and I played to it death," said the chameleonic entertainer, 52, who will play this weekend at the Tin Angel in his latest incarnation: David Johansen and the Harry Smiths. "When I was 14, they had this 'hoot night' at the Jewish Community Center. I used to do my [version of] 'House of the Rising Sun.' " In 1971, the Staten Island, N.Y., native cofounded the Dolls, the glamour queens whose fabulously stylized hard rock would shape the punk and hair-metal explosions, and whose repertoire included Sonny Boy Williamson's "Don't Start Me Talking.
January 22, 2002 |
Ever since a Delaware man was eaten by his Nile monitor lizards last week, there's been a mad nationwide rush to buy the feisty, dangerous animals, breeders say. That, says reptile lover and salesman Tim Curran, is proof that humans are more stupid than the forked-tongued creatures. "Human nature, I just don't get," said Curran, owner of Radical Reptiles, a Northeast Philadelphia shop that he says is the only all-reptile store in the city. "There's nothing smart about buying Nile monitors.
January 22, 2002 |
'Lizard bites man" may be news today, but mankind has been lunching on lizards and their relatives for centuries. "Considering the past importance of reptiles of the turtle family in the history of American cuisine, more of us should probably not be averse to trying them," writes Calvin W. Schwabe in his book Unmentionable Cuisine. "If we can go that far," argues Schwabe, a retired University of California biologist and veterinarian who lives in Haverford, "only a step further in stretching the palate could convince us that lizards are merely turtles without shells.
January 18, 2002 |
Ronald J. Huff held the lease on the small studio at the Towne Court Apartments. But it was his seven monitor lizards that owned the place. Two handmade, wooden cages big enough to hold a 6-foot animal were stacked against one wall, partially blocking the kitchen. Aquariums and cushions for the smaller lizards to lounge upon were scattered around the apartment. Small shelves had been cut into his bathroom closet, providing a place for the reptiles to snooze after roaming freely.
October 23, 2001 |
It was not a good night for the iguana. The reptile, which had been used to soothe students sent to the vice principal's office, indirectly unleashed a commotion early Sunday when firefighters discovered that its cage had sparked a fire that destroyed the DeMasi Middle School office. No one was injured, school spokeswoman Jeanne Smith said, and school was held as usual yesterday. The female lizard, named Nasdaq, was at a veterinarian's office at the time of the fire and coincidentally died of natural causes there Sunday night.