December 23, 2015 |
Five Delaware Valley University wrestlers and their coach were among dozens of people injured Sunday night in Las Vegas when a driver allegedly drove intentionally onto a crowded sidewalk, killing a 32-year-old Arizona woman. The students, along with Steve Cantrell, the university's director of athletics and head wrestling coach, were treated at a local hospital, according to the Bucks County university. The men, in Las Vegas for a wrestling tournament, the Desert Duals, suffered "mostly bumps, bruises, and a few cuts from the glass," said Laurie Ward, chief marketing and communications officer for the school.
December 17, 2015 |
Lonnie Moore was willing to travel to find the right place to continue his athletic and academic careers. But he found what he wanted close to home. Moore, a senior all-purpose star at Paul VI High School, committed Tuesday to attend Monmouth University on a football scholarship. Moore said he will sign with Monmouth on Feb. 3, national signing day. Moore made his official visit to Monmouth last weekend and said be loved the school in Long Branch, N.J. "The campus is beautiful," Moore said.
November 20, 2015 |
JIM BERRY might have been the best-dressed truck driver in Philly. He drove for a couple of beverage distributors and his uniforms were always clean and pressed, his shoes shined. And his trucks were always immaculate. Stand aside when he went to church. Neat and stylistic were his watchwords. And those Cadillacs of his! They virtually gleamed with polish and perfection. There was only one flaw in Jim Berry's character. He was a Dallas Cowboys fan! Maybe that could be forgiven because even before he moved to Philadelphia from New Jersey, he was a Phillies and 76ers rooter.
August 18, 2015 |
Bridget Sharkey set down the letter on the couch. The words, written in the near-perfect handwriting of a 14-year-old who is serious about her studies, seemed alien coming from this soft-spoken girl. "I sat there with my insides burning, hearing the sounds that bothered me the most: chewing and swallowing," she wrote. "More and more sounds bothered me, and this time it gave me a new reaction. It made me angry. " For Bridget, dinner with her family in their Schwenksville home was becoming a nightmare.
August 12, 2015
A 12-year-old boy was airlifted Monday from Surf City to Cooper University Hospital in Camden after sand collapsed on him while he was digging and buried half his body, authorities said. The incident occurred around 1:45 p.m. at the 17th Street beach. The boy's head and chest were buried, said Peter Hartney, a councilman and volunteer firefighter who responded. The boy was quickly pulled out by lifeguards and bystanders. His condition and identity weren't known, but Hartney said he was breathing before the helicopter arrived and expected to survive.
February 8, 2015 |
Winter continues to drag on through our region, bringing snow and ice and ice again, making outdoor running unpleasant if not dangerous. That means, for some runs, the treadmill is a better option. To me, the treadmill - which I call the dreadmill - is boring. But if my only options are a treadmill run or no run at all, I'll pick the treadmill every time. Here's how to get through those stationary runs - without annoying your fellow runners. Distractions When I retreat to the treadmill, I try to get on the machine in front of the TV that's showing The Price Is Right, which is a lot more entertaining than cable news shows.
January 26, 2015 |
Philadelphia sports teams may be down in the dumps, but that won't stop at least one annual parade from rolling down Broad Street this year, courtesy of the local running community. The Broad Street Run 10 Miler will stream from Broad and Olney down to the Navy Yard on May 3. Not only is it the largest race in the city and the largest 10-miler in the country, but it's also the eighth-largest race in the United States, according to Running USA. If you want to be one of the more than 40,000 runners who will compete that day, plan now: You must register for the race's lottery, which opens Feb. 1 and runs through Feb. 13, for a chance to get in. No need to log on the second the lottery opens.
December 26, 2013 |
When Theresa Welsh, a Haddonfield pediatrician, agreed to donate her kidney to a stranger, to start a chain of kidney donations, she had one requirement: get the operation done with before her first grandchild arrived. The surgery was Oct. 22. She was back to work part time in two weeks, seeing her own patients. And she will spend Christmas Day with her new grandson, Evan, born Dec. 5. "I do feel perfectly fine," she said. Her right kidney has stepped up its performance beautifully, making up for the loss of her left.
August 7, 2013 |
Fifth in a series of profiles of New Jersey's U.S. Senate candidates. In 1988, Marlene Howard threw her weight behind 37-year-old Frank Pallone for the U.S. House seat that her husband, James J. Howard, had held when he died. "Right out of college, he helped us. He was a hard worker. He used to register voters for my late husband, and he campaigned for us," Marlene Howard, 82, of Spring Lake Heights, recalled Friday. Since Pallone was elected that year, Howard said, he has "always continued everything Jim stood for. " Twenty-five years later, the family of the late Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, whose death in June set up a special election for his seat, has endorsed Pallone as the only candidate "ready to continue Frank Lautenberg's progressive leadership in the U.S. Senate.