July 12, 2015 |
Three blaring honks cut through the air on a sleepy Philadelphia afternoon outside the Marian Anderson Recreation Center, home of the Anderson Monarchs Little League baseball team. They signaled the homecoming of the team of 13- and 14-year-olds, led by coach Steve Bandura after their 23- day, 21-city barnstorming tour of America. As the players disembarked from the 1947 Flxible Clipper touring bus on which the team traveled more than 4,000 miles, they were immediately engulfed by family and friends.
June 29, 2015 |
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Last week, as their 23-day tour of civil-rights landmarks was about to begin in the Washington office of U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D., Ga.), the Anderson Monarchs learned that nine black churchgoers had died in a South Carolina massacre. Three days ago, when the Philadelphia youth baseball team's vintage bus stopped two blocks down Decatur Street from the hilltop where Alabama Gov. George Wallace once defiantly declared "Segregation forever," they saw that, for the first time anyone here could recall, no Confederate flags flew at the Alabama capitol.
May 18, 2015 |
B.B. King, 89, the Mississippi-born son of sharecroppers who earned the title "King of the Blues" over a seven-decade career in which he established himself as the most influential electric guitar player in history, died late Thursday at his home in Las Vegas. His attorney, Brent Bryson, told The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. (12:40 a.m. Friday, Philadelphia time). He said funeral arrangements were underway. The singer was born Riley B. King.
May 16, 2015 |
Mike Weilbacher still thinks of the time he and others planted a bed of flowers with such care and hope at Lower Merion's Rolling Hill Park. Before summer was over, the plants were ravaged. Skeletal. All but an eyesore. But it was a glorious moment. The plants were milkweed, and they had done their job, providing a banquet for the caterpillars of the beleaguered monarch butterfly. Some gardeners would be freaked out by caterpillars dripping from the milkweed, Weilbacher said. "But I was very happy.
February 19, 2015 |
Devin Booker had 18 points and seven rebounds as No. 1 Kentucky picked up its defense in the second half and extended the best start in school history Tuesday night with a 66-48 victory over Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn. Kentucky is 26-0 for the first time, though the Wildcats finished the 1953-54 season with a 25-0 mark. It also matches the best start for a team coached by John Calipari, who won his first 26 games at Massachusetts in 1995-96 and was 26-0 at Memphis in 2007-08. Andrew Harrison scored 14 points and Trey Lyles added 10 for Kentucky (13-0 SEC)
February 18, 2015 |
Their critical food source - native milkweed - isn't a weed but a native perennial plant. For the delicate and colorful monarch butterfly, the leaves offer food for its larvae and the bright flowers produce nectar for the adults. But milkweed has been nearly eradicated across large portions of the country, threatening the butterfly's annual 2,000-mile transcontinental migration from Canada to Mexico. Monarch numbers have declined in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in recent years, and dropped by 90 percent over the last 20 years at their final destination.
January 26, 2015 |
Erica DeCandido was sitting on the bench, and she wasn't happy about it. Her coach, Tom Lonergan wasn't too happy about it, either. The junior for the Gwynedd Mercy girls' basketball team is a big scoring threat, has a great aptitude for grabbing rebounds, and uses her quick hands on defense to garner steals. So, on the bench isn't exactly where DeCandido, Lonergan, or her teammates want her to be. But in the first quarter on a 45-26 win at St. Basil on Saturday afternoon, DeCandido got herself in some foul trouble.
September 18, 2014 |
CAPE MAY - Many of them begin the 2,000-mile transcontinental journey in Canada and arrive in New Jersey every September and October on the way to their wintering grounds in Mexico. Delicate and weighing only a half gram, hundreds of thousands of monarch butterflies - with colorful wings like stained-glass windows - pause in Cape May before crossing the Delaware Bay. But in recent years, their numbers have declined in New Jersey, and over the last 20 years, they've dropped by more than 90 percent at their final destination, Mexico's mountains, said the Monarch Monitoring Project, a research and education program run through the New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory.
November 23, 2013 |
Ian Miller scored 22 points, and Devon Bookert added 18 to help No. 18 Florida State cruise past No. 10 Virginia Commonwealth, 85-67, Thursday night in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off in San Juan. The Seminoles (4-0) have scored at least 80 points in each game. Treveon Graham had 14 points for the Rams (3-1). Northeastern 63, Georgetown 56 - The Huskies erased an 11-point halftime deficit and outmuscled the Hoyas (1-2) down the stretch in the first round in San Juan. Reggie Spencer had a career-high 18 points and nine rebounds for Northeastern (2-2)