December 31, 2014 |
YESTERDAY WAS a dark day for four NFL coaches, at least three anyway, as they got their pink slips. The first Monday after the regular season is when the ax falls on the neck of those whom management perceives as not getting the job done. The Bears' Mark Trestman was let go because his defense was awful and his quarterback was worse. Rex Ryan was let go by the Jets because his quarterback was awful and, well, it was time. And Mike Smith was let go by the Falcons. His quarterback was decent, but his team wasn't.
January 11, 2013
SECRET CINEMA partners up with International House Philadelphia to present short films of the nyukiest guys in the world, the Three Stooges. And if that's not enough, Stooge scholar Jim Pauley will be on hand to discuss the geography of Stooge films, exploring where they were shot. Surviving records are scarce, but Pauley put the missing pieces together after years of extensive interviewing and studying the whereabouts of Moe, Philly's own Larry, Curly and Shemp. "The boys represent the underdog, and usually succeed when it comes to upending the boss or a member of society," Pauley said.
October 26, 2012
A 32-year-old gang member from Trenton has been charged with murder in the shootings of two Willingboro men in separate incidents in September 2008, Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi said Thursday. On Sept. 20, Tarik J. Mackins shot Darryl Sample, 23, in the chest and leg as Sample walked toward Beverly-Rancocas Road, near the intersection of Manor and Melbourne Lanes, in Willingboro about 9 p.m., officials said. He was pronounced dead at Lourdes Medical Center in Burlington County.
July 1, 2012 |
This time last year, Moe Harkless was busy attending various parties, celebrating his high school graduation, hanging out with friends, playing some basketball at the playgrounds, thinking about going off to college. What a difference a year makes. After being selected by the Sixers Thursday night with the 15th pick, Harkless is now ready to take on a profession, one that will pay him handsomely — and that very well might be the only job he'll ever have to have. He'll have to become a man probably sooner than desired, certainly quicker than his mom envisioned.
June 29, 2012 |
Maligned at times for having too many guys who play the same way and get in each other's way, the 76ers on Thursday added a player who initially looks as if he will add to the logjam that is Evan Turner, Andre Iguodala, and Thaddeus Young. However, according to team president Rod Thorn, St. John's Maurice "Moe" Harkless, selected with the 15th overall pick in the NBA draft, will be a unique player who will eventually be a problem for Sixers opponents and not a copy of players they already have.
October 8, 2010 |
POP . . . plus Grandchildren: These guys really pile it on. Take the collision of flamenco guitars, Afro-pop percussion and wooshy, echoplexed vocals, plus the jingling of cash registers and harmonic wave transmissons from outer space all found on their new track "Saturn Returns. " Help celebrate the creative process at their album release party/concert. With Little Teeth, Hermit Thrushes, the Armchairs. Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9 tonight, 215-739-9684, johnnybrendas.
May 30, 2010
Sports and superstitions are inextricably linked. After the Flyers won the Eastern Conference, Mike Richards defied tradition and grabbed the Wales Trophy with both hands. The Blackhawks went the other way and stayed as far away from the Campbell Trophy as possible after winning the Western Conference. We've heard stories of athletes putting the same skate or sneaker on first before competing, listening to certain music, or eating a special pregame meal - all to follow certain rituals and appease the sports gods.
December 3, 2008 |
Larry Fish, 56, a versatile and gifted reporter who wrote elegantly about local businesses, regional transportation and the American West during a 20-year career with The Inquirer, died Saturday at his Center City home from complications of heart disease. Mr. Fish, who began his career at the Utica Observer-Dispatch in New York state, arrived at The Inquirer in 1985 and covered almost every type of story, from the tribulations of SEPTA to the devastating wildfires in the West in the summer of 2000.
October 18, 2007 |
Morris "Moe" Shames, 89, of Northeast Philadelphia, a retired shoe-store-chain manager and theatrical booking agent, died Saturday at Abington Memorial Hospital of complications from a fall. For more than 60 years, Mr. Shames booked entertainers for events at synagogues and for local fund-raisers, and engaged talent for Atlantic City casinos and resorts in the Poconos and elsewhere. He was known from Connecticut to Florida, his son Stuart said. He worked with a whole generation of entertainers, including comics Jackie Mason and Henny Youngman, his son said, and more recently booked impressionist Marilyn Michaels and was negotiating to book comedienne Joy Behar, cohost of ABC's The View, for a local fund-raiser.
April 30, 2007 |
There's a new Pep Boy-in-chief in town, and he has hit the ground running, visiting 70 of the chain's 593 stores in his first three weeks on the job. He is Jeffrey C. Rachor, 45, and he is on a whirlwind campaign to convince his 20,000 employees that the venerable auto parts and service company will soon get off the bumpy detour it has been on for a decade and reassert itself on the American automotive scene. Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack was founded in 1921, in West Philadelphia, with an $800 investment.