July 17, 2015 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Jordan Spieth wasn't wearing the University of Texas' burnt orange when he met the British Open media Wednesday, but his home-state connections were obvious anyway. The thoughtful answers of the golfing phenom, who beginning Thursday is aiming for a third consecutive major championship after winning the Masters and U.S. Open earlier this year, had a slight Southwest twang, and when the subject of Fort Worth legend Ben Hogan was raised, his tone turned reverent. Yet for all his Lone Star loyalty, it may be the 21-year-old's Pennsylvania roots - less-known but as deep as a St. Andrews pot bunker - that on the eve of his history-making Old Course quest better explain Spieth's rapid rise to golf's summit.
June 22, 2015
ISSUE | CLIMATE Pontiff shipping out? Since Pope Francis has called for action to stem climate change, I expect he will have to set sail soon across the Atlantic if he expects to reach Philadelphia by September. It will be a long, hot voyage without air conditioning, eating only floating kelp and raw fish. But maybe the Lord will provide manna. |Jim Malecka, Medford, email@example.com ISSUE | MORAVIANS Christmas City star In Beth Kephart's lively account of her trip to Bethlehem, one name was missing: Nikolaus von Zinzendorf ("Right at home," June 14)
June 10, 2014 |
Matt Lutcza of Collegeville and Sarah Morrison of Philadelphia captured the men's and women's titles Sunday in the ODDyssey Half Marathon. Lutcza, 23, is a former distance runner at Moravian College. He crossed the Fairmount Park finish line in 1 hour, 11 minutes, 28 seconds. Mark Schenberger, 21, of Berlin, N.J., was second in 1:12:50, and Shawn D'Andrea, 27, of Blackwood, N.J., was third in 1:13:38. Morrison, 25, ran the steeplechase at Villanova. The Chambersburg, Pa., native completed the 13.1-mile half-marathon course in 1:20:10.
March 6, 2014 |
David P. O'Brien, 57, of Lower Gwynedd, a college sports executive and educator for more than two decades, died Saturday, March 1, of cancer at his home. Born in Montclair, N.J., Mr. O'Brien graduated from Immaculate Conception High School, Moravian College with a bachelor's degree in political science, and Seton Hall University with a law degree. He worked as a high school teacher and coach before launching a career as an athletic director at Long Beach State University in 1991.
December 12, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA The filing of criminal charges doesn't change the basic reality for her family, Anne Reid said. Her son and daughter-in-law are still gone. The people who loved them still mourn. On Tuesday, North Carolina authorities announced that a hired limousine driver was allegedly under the influence when his car ran off the highway and crashed four months ago, killing newlywed Philadelphia schoolteachers Will and Jamie Reid. Rodney Koon, 46, of Asheville, N.C., was charged with driving while impaired and two counts of felony death by motor vehicle in the Aug. 11 wreck.
September 6, 2013 |
The Rosemont College sports program ended 74-years of losses against Moravian College when the Ravens men's soccer team dealt the Greyhounds a 2-0 loss Wednesday in Colonial States Athletic Conference action. Rosemont's last victory against Moravian was during the 1939-40 season when its women's basketball team won, 39-5. Junior Luke McIlvaine (Neshaminy) notched both goals for Rosemont (1-1). Junior goalie Max McDonald (Shawnee) shut out Moravian (2-1), which outshot the Ravens 18-8.
August 6, 2010 |
"Only the groundhogs get it fresher," read a sheet that Frederick W. McConnell Jr. used to hand to customers at his fruit orchard in a back-roads Montgomery County village. At other times of the year, his students at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa., might have felt they couldn't get insights any fresher than they got from him, during the three decades that he taught philosophy there. In dedicating its yearbook to Dr. McConnell, the Class of 1970 wrote that "he is the closest thing to a genius on campus.
November 19, 2009 |
It was an evening out that college students Leslie Pope and John Wagner will long remember. Not only did they get what they called lousy service, they got handcuffed and arrested. All over a $16.35 tip. They were with a half-dozen friends at the Lehigh Pub in Bethlehem last month, so the establishment tacked what it called a mandatory 18 percent gratuity onto the bill of about $73, according to reports. Pope and Wagner refused to pay. "You can't give us terrible, terrible service and expect a tip," said Pope, a 22-year-old Moravian College senior who's a Pottsville native, according to the Lehigh Valley Express-Times . They had to find their own napkins and cutlery while their waitress caught a smoke, had to ask the bar for soda refills, and had to wait over an hour for salad and wings, they told NBC10.
March 25, 2003 |
Capt. Christopher Seifert went to college with one goal in mind, to be an Army officer. He wore his army fatigues proudly on the Moravian College campus in Bethlehem, where he graduated with a history degree in 1997. He'd file into Robert Stinson's history class in fatigues after ROTC training. He'd show up in full uniform to act as ambassador to prospective students and recruiter to ROTC candidates. "As passionate as he was to be a soldier, it's hard to accept that his life was taken by another American soldier," said retired Army Lt. Col. Robert Wolfenden, who recruited Seifert to the ROTC program that Moravian students take at neighboring Lehigh University.
October 12, 2002 |
Vinny Nasuta, a junior from Rancocas Valley, has stood out in goal for the Moravian College men's soccer team. Nasuta notched his second shutout of the season in a 2-0 Commonwealth Conference soccer win over highly regarded Lebanon Valley. Nasuta made six saves and raised his record to 2-0-2 while lowering his goals-against average to 1.42. Locals aid Wesley Midfielders Brian Hoey (Delran) and Derrick Roberts-Dukes (Cherokee) have helped the Wesley (Del.) College soccer team get off to a 7-4 start.