June 24, 2016
THERE HAVE BEEN transgender people throughout the centuries, but the wide use of the word is fairly recent. And that is doubly true for teenagers. Ten years ago, it would have been unheard of for a 13- or 14-year-old to come out in public as someone who was born as a boy but identified as a girl. Or a 15-year-old who was born as a girl - or perhaps grew up as a girl - but now wants to be considered a boy. This is not a mass movement. The Philadelphia School District reports only 30 parents have asked about transgender rights in the last seven years.
November 26, 2015 |
DeMarco Murray had a chance to address a sensitive issue head-on Tuesday after the Eagles' walk-through practice in preparation for their Thanksgiving game against the Lions in Detroit. Instead, the team's top running back opted to slide out a side door before the locker room opened to reporters. It was a similar on-field maneuver by Murray two games ago against Miami that created the issue, which eventually resulted in a searing comment from an anonymous teammate on Sunday after a blowout loss to Tampa Bay. On the final play of the first quarter in the Dolphins game, the NFL's 2014 rushing champion took a handoff on the right hash mark from quarterback Sam Bradford and ran about 15 yards to his left in order to pick up the 1 yard he needed for the first down.
January 5, 2016 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - For the first time in three years, Sam Bradford had walked off the field after his final game of an NFL season, and he kept walking - through a tunnel to the visitors' locker room at MetLife Stadium, from the locker room to a news conference area, from behind that podium back to his locker. The room had quieted some by then, his teammates dressing quickly to board the Eagles' team bus and begin their offseasons, and Bradford paused before leaving to consider a question that, for all the tumult of these last four months, he never allowed to define him or his career.
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"?
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.
April 27, 2016 |
Flyers forward Brayden Schenn will have a hearing with the NHL's player safety department on Tuesday for a hit to the head of Washington's T.J. Oshie on Sunday. Oshie, who fought Schenn in the previous game, went to the locker room but later returned to the ice. The Capitals won the game, 1-0, and eliminated the Flyers, four games to two. If Schenn is suspended, it will carry into the 2016-17 season. Schenn can become a restricted free agent, but the Flyers are expected to re-sign him.
November 2, 1992 |
Episcopal Academy's offense, or what there was of it Friday, was trying to get downfield for a touchdown. No matter. It was so dark by that time of the late afternoon that it was hard to see the football anyhow. And the Churchmen's first loss of the season, a 23-10 defeat at the hands of Penn Charter, was already assured. "They punished us; they deserved to win," said Episcopal quarterback Mike Abate, who completed only 4 of 12 passes and was constanly running away from Penn Charter pressure.
April 24, 1986 |
Whether a two-story building at 8900 Hawthorne Lane can be used as a classroom - a question that created a stir four years ago - is once again at issue in a Springfield Township zoning dispute. The building is at the rear of the property near two swimming pools on a lot owned by Michael Singer of Lower Merion. A larger building on the lot is used as a day-care center, and Singer's tenant, La Petit Enfant Day Care, wants to use the disputed building for a classroom. But the township and neighboring residents say it should be used only as a locker room.