January 31, 2013 |
Each week is different in the deep Atlantic Ten Conference, where few free rides are offered. La Salle's basketball team discovered that firsthand. After wins over A-10 heavyweights Butler and Virginia Commonwealth, La Salle saw its modest but impressive two-game streak snapped Wednesday night in a 61-60 loss to the University of Massachusetts at Tom Gola Arena. The Explorers fell to 14-6 overall and 4-3 in the A-10. UMass improved to 14-5, 4-2. "This league is a monster," La Salle coach John Giannini said.
January 8, 2013
Williamstown's Jullian Taylor said he still liked Massachusetts. He just liked Temple a little more. "It was just a better fit for both football and education," Taylor said of his decision to back out of his oral commitment to Massachusetts and commit to attend Temple on a football scholarship. Taylor, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound defensive end, made the switch over the weekend. He said he will sign with Temple on national signing day on Feb. 6. Taylor made 44 tackles and a team-high 12 sacks last season as Williamstown went 12-0 and won the South Jersey Group 5 title.
November 17, 2012 |
Virginia Cleary never gave up. In the 43 years since her older brother Marine Cpl. Robert Daniel Corriveau went missing from the Philadelphia Naval Hospital and was declared a deserter, she never stopped searching for him. She wrote countless letters, called senators and congressmen, traveled to Philadelphia to search news archives, scoured faces in crowds, battled with military and state officials for records and enlisted police and private detectives....
November 7, 2012 |
Maine residents on Tuesday approved same-sex marriage, giving the gay-rights movement a breakthrough victory. Gay marriage is legal in six states and Washington D.C., but those laws were either enacted by lawmakers or through court rulings. In popular votes, more than 30 states had previously held elections on same-sex marriage, with all losing. Maine, Maryland and Washington state held up-or-down votes Tuesday on legalizing gay marriage. Minnesota voted on a proposal to ban gay marriage in the state constitution.
November 7, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Democrats won a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensive challenges in Virginia and Ohio to maintain the control they have held since 2007. With a third of the Senate up for election, Republicans were undone by candidate stumbles. GOP candidates in Missouri and Indiana made clumsy statements about rape and abortion that did severe damage to the party's hopes of taking over.
October 31, 2012 |
The State of Massachusetts closed another compounding pharmacy over the weekend after finding unspecified problems at the facility in the Boston suburb of Waltham that is part of Infusion Resource, a Rhode Island-based company. Madeleine Biondolillo of the state Department of Public Health said in a statement that inspectors found problems during an unannounced visit. She said the facility passed inspection in 2009, but not last week. "Upon arrival," she said in a statement, "inspectors noted significant issues with the environment in which medications were being compounded, which has called into question the company's compliance with nationally accepted pharmacy standards and Massachusetts regulations.
July 14, 2012 |
These days, it's tough to remember that sports are just supposed to be fun - taken seriously by the athletes paid to perform, yes, but a only diverting entertainment for the fans, who, after all, are simply watching other people play. On July 5, Boston outfielder Carl Crawford said a fan yelled a racial slur at him at the stadium of the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats, where the erstwhile Red Sox slugger was playing in a rehab stint with the Portland Sea Dogs. Crawford has not been a favorite of Boston fans since signing a seven-year, $142 million deal last season.
July 13, 2012
Temple and three other Atlantic Ten schools will participate in the 2012 ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon on Nov. 13, the network announced on Wednesday. The Owls, Butler, Massachusetts, and Xavier will all play in the 24-hour slate of games. Massachusetts will be the first A-10 team to tip-off in the marathon, hosting in-state rival Harvard at 10 a.m. Temple will immediately follow, playing at Kent State at noon. Butler, in its first season in the Atlantic Ten, will play at Xavier at 4 p.m., but that game will be counted as a nonconference game.
July 13, 2012 |
SOPHOMORE running back Jamal Abdur-Rahman, a La Salle High product who also contributes as a receiver and return specialist, will not be playing football for Villanova this season. According to sources familiar with the situation, he has been disciplined by the university for his part in an off-campus incident in mid-April. Abdur-Rahman will be allowed to return to school and practice with the team after being suspended for the two summer sessions. Wildcats coach Andy Talley could not be reached for comment.
May 11, 2012 |
Here's a look at attitudes and laws about gay marriage locally and around the country: State Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Delaware/Montgomery, and state Rep. Babette Josephs, D-Center City, proposed same-sex marriage bills in 2009, but both stalled in committee. Ultraconservative state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler County, proposed an amendment to the state Constitution last year to officially ban same-sex marriage, but that stalled as well. A recent Muhlenberg College/Morning Call poll showed that 52 percent of Pennsylvanians feel that gay marriage should be legal, while 37 percent believed it should not and 9 percent said they were unsure.