June 18, 2013 |
San Francisco righthander Ryan Vogelsong, the pride of Octorara Area High, will have his surgically repaired pitching hand reexamined on Tuesday, hoping to speed his recovery. Chasing an inside fastball from Washington's Craig Stammen during an 8-0 victory against the Nationals on May 20, Vogelsong (2-4, 7.19 ERA) suffered two broken bones in his right pinkie area and dislocated a knuckle in the hand on the swing. He had five pins inserted in his hand the next day at Stanford, by the same doctor who will examine him Tuesday at AT&T Park.
March 26, 2013 |
ORLANDO, Fla. - The moment was vintage Tiger Woods, and so was his reaction. Seconds after Rickie Fowler made a 40-foot birdie putt on the 12th hole to pull within two shots of the lead, Woods posed over his 25-foot birdie putt until he swept the putter upward in his left hand and marched toward the cup as it dropped for a birdie. Fowler, standing on the edge of the green, turned with a smirk as if to say, "What else can I do?" Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Monday and returned to No. 1 in the world for the first time since October 2010, the longest spell of his career.
March 9, 2013
Inquirer staff writer Virginia A. Smith is writing this week from the Philadelphia Flower Show. These posts appeared on her blog, "Kiss the Earth," at philly.com/kisstheearth. Read her stories at philly.com/ginny, and other Flower Show coverage at philly.com/flowershow. Man Cave as BBQ pit I may be the only person in Philadelphia who doesn't like the smell of meat grilling on the BBQ. When I walked into the show's new Man Cave - The Back Yard, my first thought was e wwww . But don't let me stop you. Check out the fake grass.
December 7, 2012 |
SEATTLE - People openly lit joints under the Space Needle and on Seattle's sidewalks - then blew the smoke at TV news cameras. To those looking to "get baked," the city's police department suggested pizza and a Lord of the Rings movie marathon. What, exactly, is going on in Washington state? Marijuana possession became legal under state law Thursday, the day a measure approved by voters to regulate marijuana like alcohol took effect. It prompted midnight celebrations from pot activists who say the war on drugs has failed.
February 3, 2012 |
I love the Harry Potter books. A world in which problems can be made to disappear with the flick of a wand is attractive. But adults know that anything worth doing can't simply be waved into existence. Calling on the government to solve problems usually involves fantasizing. The fairy tale begins with the words "The government should ... " and ends with a litany of wonderful results. How we get from start to finish is anyone's guess. The latest example of such fantasizing is in the debate about alcohol markets.
February 2, 2012 |
With Tim Gleason off the market after signing a four-year, $16 million extension with Carolina this week, the Flyers may turn their attention to two other defensemen: The Hurricanes' Bryan Allen and Montreal's Hal Gill. Allen, a rugged 6-foot-5, 226-pounder, is on the Flyers' radar, according to a league source. He would have to waive a no-trade clause in order to be dealt. Allen, 31, has a $2.9 million cap hit and he can become an unrestricted free agent after the season.
May 26, 2010
Yzerman named GM Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman is the Tampa Bay Lightning's new general manager, taking on the task of rebuilding a franchise that has fallen on hard times since winning its only Stanley Cup six years ago. The former Detroit Red Wings captain and executive was introduced Tuesday. "There is no easy fix," Yzerman said. "I don't sit up here with the notion that there is a magic wand I can wave and make changes and we're a Stanley Cup contender. I plan on making the Lightning better for the upcoming season, but the long-term goal is to make this team a perennial contender.
August 25, 2009 |
AS INTERIM chief executive officer of the Philadelphia schools in 2000-2001, there were many days I wished I'd a magic wand to make board members disappear. I had a job to do, so how could I answer all their questions, from the mundane to the important to the inappropriate? So I can understand how School Superintendent Arlene Ackerman might've been frustrated by inquisitive SRC member Heidi Ramirez, who recently announced her resignation, citing her frustration at being ignored.
January 18, 2009 |
When Barack Obama takes the oath as the first African American president of the United States on Tuesday, gazing down the National Mall at the Lincoln Memorial, man and moment will meet in an instant remarkable for a nation once torn by slavery. So history already has placed an enormous burden of expectation on Obama's shoulders. But he also comes to power invested with the hopes and fears of an anxious nation facing the worst global economic crisis since the Great Depression and fighting two foreign wars.
September 30, 2008
I READ with anger, sorrow and disgust how Officer Patrick McDonald was assassinated in broad daylight after a routine traffic stop. My fury deepened when I noted people directing anger at the cops. Are you nuts? You complain about crime in your neighborhoods, but do any of you complainers lift a finger to change things? Do you think a fairy will come out of the sky, wave his magic wand and make everything better? Kelly White said, "Cops are always using unnecessary force. " Excuse me - the officer was performing a traffic stop when your "victim" ran. If he wasn't wanted, there would be no need to run. The police are trying to eradicate maggots like Daniel Giddings, and when they do their job, they're criticized.