January 10, 2014 |
* TRUE DETECTIVE. 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO. * ENLISTED. 9:30 tonight, Fox 29. IT'S NOT a bad thing that the whodunit sometimes takes a backseat to the who's-in-it in HBO's new drama "True Detective," which, as you might have heard, stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. Because, while the naked body of a woman has been left in a field, trussed and posed and crowned with some twigs and a pair of antlers, we've seen this kind of thing before. ("Hannibal," anyone?
November 13, 2013 |
For many, Veterans Day was merely a day off. For others, it allowed for reflection upon the generations of Americans who have gone overseas to protect our nation's freedom. But for Union midfielder Danny Cruz, military holidays are consumed by one unrelenting fact. His father, Army Sgt. First Class Alejo Cruz Jr., who goes by Al, is in harm's way in Afghanistan. "It's something you think about every single day," Danny Cruz said. "But as time goes on, I try to understand that this is what my father is passionate about.
December 21, 2012 |
IKEAL JOHNSON has proved to be a focused and strong-willed young man during 4 years at Philadelphia Military Academy-Elverson. Know why he's there? 'Cause he couldn't get the best of his grandmom. Johnson already was showing basketball talents as an eighth-grader, and a charter high school with a high-profile program made a serious overture. Forget it, basically, was the message from Maxine Goodman. Two and threes, she figured, would not do as much for Ikeal's future as hup-two-three-four.
September 12, 2012 |
P.J. Byers sat in front of about three dozen reporters on Tuesday afternoon, his hands folded neatly on the table in front of him. His blond buzz cut glistened from the spotlight over his head. He was deliberate with his words and spoke in a soft monotone. As a scout-team fullback at Penn State, Byers is not used to speaking in front of the media. His career statstical line reads: One carry, 1 yard. But this is a special week for Byers. When the Nittany Lions face Navy on Saturday at Beaver Stadium, Byers will have more in common with his opponents than he does with most of his teammates.
July 22, 2012 |
Esterlina Wiest couldn't wait to become a student commander of the Air Force Junior ROTC program at Coatesville Area High School in the fall. The 17-year-old senior was eager to lead the squad that she credits with not only helping whip her into academic shape, but also supporting her when her grandfather was seriously ill. But unless a group of dedicated parents can raise $157,000 in less than a month, Wiest and almost 100 fellow cadets will...
December 29, 2011
DEAR ABBY: I'm a 19-year-old woman, hardworking and married to my best friend. Life is amazing! So what's my problem? I burn out of jobs quickly. I'll start a job and absolutely love it, but within six months the things that I once loved about the job start to drive me crazy. Within a year, I hate my job and put in my two weeks' notice. I have recently considered enlisting in the Air Force. (My husband is on active duty.) I am absolutely thrilled about it, but I'm afraid I'll eventually start hating my job and it's something I'll be stuck with.
December 10, 2010 |
Saturday-Sunday Train and Toy Show At Greenberg's Train and Toy Show, which calls itself the world's largest traveling train and toy exhibition, families can see and learn about train layouts, gauges, and scales. How-to demonstrations and clinics are scheduled, including seminars on how to start a layout, developing scenery, and maintenance. Model and toy train experts will be at the Expo to explain exhibits. Scenery supplies, hobby tools, and how-to videos and publications will be for sale.
May 5, 2009 |
Before he came to own Westy's, a corner bar across the street from The Inquirer, Billy West enjoyed military life. He enjoyed it so much that the day after he was discharged from the Army in 1965, he joined the Navy, and was eventually sent to Vietnam. But after two years his ailing mother called him home to run the family business. Yesterday, his wife, Theresa, said he told her: "I never should have done that. I should have stayed. " William H. West died of a lung infection Thursday at Jefferson University Hospital.
December 16, 2007 |
The mounting excitement in the Haddonfield Middle School gymnasium suggested the arrival of a legendary rock star. But as students filled the bleachers and occupied the floor space, the buzz was directed toward a slender young woman in camouflage, blond hair pulled back in a no-nonsense bun. "There she is!" was the murmur on a recent Friday. The "she" in question smiled shyly as Haddonfield Mayor Tish Colombi introduced Sgt. Sarah Carroll, 29, a soldier on leave from Iraq and a school alumna.
November 6, 2006
JOHN KERRY'S slip of the tongue hit a nerve because we all know the requirements for enlistment have been lowered - the maximum age has been raised from 35 to 42, restrictions against high school dropouts relaxed and, out of sheer desperation, the Army has doubled the percentage of enlistees accepted from among the lowest-scoring tier of recruits (so-called Category IV). Recruits in Category IV are limited in the number of jobs they are qualified for, are hard to train and are more likely to have problems adjusting to military life.