April 17, 2014 |
Hello there Kate was getting ready for a Fourth of July 2010 barbecue when her friend Melissa, who was going with her, asked if she could bring her friend Bettner. Sure, Kate said. This was a come-one, come-all kind of summer shindig. Kate caught Jon Bettner's eye at hi. "She was a tall blonde with blue eyes wearing white jeans," Jon said. "That's a trifecta for me. " Jon assumed Kate was dating someone at the party, but enjoyed their conversation. Kate did, too. "I thought Jon was funny.
April 17, 2014 |
It's not enough to get kids to just fork down their vegetables. I want them to embrace carrots and onions and peas, to get excited about green beans and sweet potatoes and beets. So my plan for the fourth cooking class at Henry Lawton Elementary School was to take familiar vegetables and prepare them in an unfamiliar way. I chose a soup made with onion, carrots, and sweet potatoes to demonstrate how different vegetables can feel in your mouth when made a certain way, in this case, all blended together; and how different they can taste when seasoned with spices, in this case curry and paprika.
April 17, 2014 |
MONEY CAN buy a lot of things, but apparently a guaranteed championship in professional sports is not one of them. The results of a survey conducted by sportsintelligence.com and ESPN The Magazine, released yesterday, showed that the soccer club Manchester City FC, of the English Premier League, is currently the highest-paying franchise in the world. While Man City's overall payroll of $202 million ranks behind the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers, the average player income of $8.1 million makes it the winner.
April 13, 2014 |
Diaz: Monogamy's for the birds Prospective Cameron Diaz mates may want to pay close attention to the Charlie's Angels angel's chat with InStyle. "I don't know if anyone is really naturally monogamous," Diaz, 41, tells the mag. "We all have the same instincts as animals. But we live in a society where it's been ingrained in us to do these things. " Diaz, whose dating portfolio includes Matt Dillon , Jared Leto , Justin Timberlake , and Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez , says people chase after monogamy "because they've been told, 'This equals happiness.' " Instead, we end up with a big bowl of misery.
April 12, 2014 |
ARIES (March 21-April 19) **** You decide to clear out some paperwork or another semi-must-do until you cannot even look at it anymore. Then, a late but charging ram enters weekend mode. Once you decide play is necessary to make life work, very late on Saturday, you start making up for lost time. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) **** The bull is cautious and always thinks ahead, so you probably glow as you know your taxes are filed, and you might even be partying on your refund. As you look around, you realize someone or something is missing - nearly everyone.
April 11, 2014 |
FOR WEEKS, Semyon Bluzer's daughter has lived captive in her apartment in downtown Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine, just 25 miles from the Russian border. "At 5:30, she goes home and locks the door," said Bluzer, a Ukrainian-American who lives in Northeast Philadelphia. Bluzer's nightmare predictions that pro-Russian separatists would seep into eastern Ukraine, destabilize the region and try to take hold of cities like Kharkiv, his hometown, have been unfolding into a scary reality.
April 10, 2014 |
Hello there Joe missed passing junior-year geometry by a single point. He had enough credits to graduate from Kingsway Regional High School without that class, but that wasn't good enough for his parents. And so in 2005, his senior year, Joe took a seat in the same class a second time. And Amanda took the seat in front of him. Joe took his role as class clown quite seriously, and was determined to get some sort of reaction from super-studious Amanda. Forget a laugh. He couldn't get more than the simplest of answers to his admittedly lame questions: "It sure is hot in here, isn't it?"
April 9, 2014 |
LET'S BE HONEST, had these been the circumstances surrounding last night's men's NCAA championship, we would have touted it as the greatest college basketball matchup ever. The significance of the tonight's women's NCAA final is beyond comparison. This isn't just No. 1 Connecticut against No. 2 Notre Dame; it is two undefeated teams with a combined record of 76-0. The story lines are numerous, none bigger than the hostile relationship between UConn head coach Geno Auriemma and Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw.
April 8, 2014 |
Ten-year-old Allan is passionate about aircraft, so it's no surprise that his dream is to become a pilot and travel the world when he grows up. A favorite pastime is making airplanes out of paper, or almost any other material on hand. When he talks about planes, his face lights up with a beautiful smile, as it did on a recent visit to the Franklin Institute. He not only learned more about being a pilot, but he also boarded a flight simulator. A fourth grader, Allan enjoys school and works hard in his special-education classroom.
April 8, 2014 |
RYAN BOYD hadn't yet thought about it immediately following yesterday's All-Star Labor Classic at Northeast High, but his high school basketball days were over. And for the 6-1, 165-pound senior guard from Franklin Towne Charter, that also could mean the end of his organized hoops career. Boyd, a member of the City All-Stars, plans to attend Temple next fall and would like to try out for the team, if possible, but his focus is elsewhere. "What really matters to me, and what's going to get me further in life, is my education," Boyd said.