July 21, 2010 |
IF ASKED now to name his favorite television show, Mike Capriotti goes with "NCIS. " That won't be the case some Friday night this winter. Capriotti, who has earned a certain amount of acclaim as the football coach at Frankford High, has now gone all Hollywood on us. Along with his players. "Friday Night Lights," the popular TV series based on the best-selling book, yesterday came to Frankford's legendary stadium to film a two-pronged practice session - early evening in the sun; later at night under very powerful portable lights - that will wind up as part of a 2010-11 episode.
July 1, 1990 |
BREAKING GROUND for an expansion at the Yellin School in Stratford is Arnold Wiseman, principal there for 27 years. The project will include art facilities as well as a "gymnatorium" with a locker room. The school covers grades four through eight.
July 8, 2009 |
"My parents were immigrants, and my father worked in a factory. That's why I appreciate Temple's populist mission so much," George Edberg-Olson said in 2000. "I'm not a wealthy man, but clearly Temple University enabled me to progress in my life. " The occasion was the 2000 opening of Edberg-Olson Hall, Temple's football training headquarters at 11th and Diamond Streets, for which he contributed $1 million of the estimated $7 million construction cost. On Monday, Dr. Edberg-Olson, 84, a former professor of Spanish at Temple, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Artman Lutheran Home in Ambler, where he had resided for the last five years.
May 22, 1986 |
A zoning dispute over whether a two-story locker room at 8900 Hawthorn Lane can be used as a classroom was left unsettled by the Springfield Zoning Hearing Board this week. The property is owned by Michael Singer of Lower Merion and has been leased to La Petit Enfant Day Care since September. The day care center operates out of a classroom building on the property. Day care officials have sought to expand into the two-story building, which is behind the classroom building.
July 11, 2013
IT'S THE TIME of year when gyms are packed with fitness enthusiasts working hard to stay in summer shape. And while it's great to see people embracing an active lifestyle, what isn't always great is their gym etiquette. Apparently, some have lost their manners along with their love handles. These are the 12 categories of gymgoers that I consider to be the dirty dozen of locker-room louts. Some of what they do is gross, some just rude. It would be better if everyone remembered that one Golden Rule, both in and out of the gym. 1 EQUIPMENT HOGS They "hold" an elliptical machine or a spin bike for a friend who's not there yet. Or they put clothing or water bottles on equipment to "save" it for their next set. Can you say "selfish"?
November 8, 2013 |
THE BUZZER sounded and the Flyers shuffled off the ice. After Jaromir Jagr willed his way to an empty-net goal, most of the thousand or so fans remaining in the Wells Fargo Center who didn't boo the Flyers' 3-0 loss to New Jersey just sat there. Their eyes had glazed over by that point. After all 20 players were accounted for, the doors to the Flyers' locker room shut. And stayed shut. A 10-minute, players-only meeting ensued. Craig Berube was not present. General manager Paul Holmgren, who already addressed the team during an intermission last week, did not participate.
March 21, 2014 |
NINE-YEAR-OLD Tommy "TJ" Ramos doesn't have a broken heart, his ticker just marches to its own beat - like Dallas Stars hockey player Rich Peverley's heart. Luckily, both guys - who have the same genetic heart condition called CPVT - were surrounded by their teammates and quick-thinking men with CPR skills when their irregular heartbeats led to sudden cardiac arrests during sporting events. TJ, a Philly kid who plays baseball and hockey, got a chance to meet Peverley's teammates yesterday morning before their game against the Flyers.
September 23, 2010
RE SOLOMON Jones' column on Ines Sainz: Great article. I couldn't agree more. Women have every right to be in a locker room, however, there has to be some professionalism on their part. I have seen too many pictures of this particular reporter wearing tight jeans and half shirts. She looks great, but this isn't a fashion show. Keep up the good work - I look forward to reading more. Bryan Lebowitz Deptford, N.J.
December 8, 2010 |
Brian Ludwig's 15-year-old son was buttoning his pants after gym class in the Roxborough High School locker room Monday morning when they grabbed him. "They picked him up, ripped off his pants, ripped off his underwear. The more he fought, the worse it got," Ludwig said. The three attackers - all juniors - dragged the freshman around the floor of the locker room and snapped pictures of him on a cell phone, Ludwig said. School District officials said they are investigating the incident.