April 16, 2016 |
Swift: It's magical! Wyomissing's great gift to the cosmos, Taylor Swift , isn't ready to wed yet, but she sure adores her DJ bf. "I'm in a magical relationship right now," she tells Vogue regarding Calvin Harris , who has accessorized Swift for the last year. Swift, 26, vows that if she and Harris do say their vows, it'll be in private, away from the media. "I want it to be ours, and low-key," she says. "This is the one thing that's been mine about my personal life. " Antebellum at Derby Lady Antebellum 's Dave Haywood says the trio is honored to be singing the national anthem at the 142nd Kentucky Derby on May 7 . "It's one of those songs that holds so much meaning and has already been performed by the best singers in history, so there's a lot of pressure," he tells USA Today.
March 25, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I find myself sometimes wanting to commit the most heinous of crimes. The desire to do this has been with me my entire life. I was sexually abused by my mother and oldest brother. While that's no excuse, I understand why I may be the way I am. At 51, I have never committed any act against a young girl, but the desire is clearly there for me. The issue before me is that if I seek help for this problem, those who can provide it are required by law in this state to report me. How am I to overcome these urges when no matter what I do I am considered guilty?
November 9, 2015 |
Want to sing the national anthem at a Temple University home football game? The gig's for sale. Temple requires a group or soloist to sell a certain number of tickets to the game in order to perform. Next on the bill: Unionville High School's chorale. About 50 members of the Kennett Square group will belt out "Oh, say, can you see" at the Nov. 21 game against Memphis at Lincoln Financial Field. Price tag? 100 tickets at $15 a pop. They're close to meeting the goal, says Jason Throne, Unionville's vocal music teacher.
June 16, 2015 |
LONGTIME SIXERS fans can say they knew Taylor Swift before she was well . . . Taylor Swift. The pop star, who wowed crowds at two sold-out concerts at the Linc over the weekend, performed the national anthem at a Sixers-Bucks game at the First Union Center in April of 2002. She was only 12 at the time. "I'd love to be able to say that we recognized her talent back then," former Sixers executive vice president Dave Coskey said yesterday. "But truth be told, Jennifer James - now Davenport - who worked for us, used to baby sit Taylor in Stone Harbor where the Swift family summered.
July 10, 2014
ISSUE | SCHOOL AID Up in smoke With a $2-a-pack tax in Philadelphia, I would ask friends from New Jersey to bring me a carton or two if I still smoked. Or like thousands of others, I reside sufficiently near Montgomery and Bucks Counties to make a cigarette run a real tax savings. On a larger scale, I envision a substantial bootleg business. So someone needs to provide a solid projection of the anticipated tax revenue. |Edwin E. Scully, Philadelphia ISSUE | CAMEOS Life in pictures A letter on Monday was accompanied by a Hillary Clinton photo but had absolutely nothing to do with her ("Touchy-feely kind of place," July 7)
June 7, 2014 |
Join the troops and celebrate the bicentennial of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Saturday at Fort Mifflin's "The War of 1812: Celebrating Our National Anthem. " Guests will learn the history of the fort, including its preparedness to defend Philadelphia. Guided tours and living history activities will be featured, and you can sign up to join the Fort Mifflin Rifle Regiment to learn drills and colonial military activities. In honor of the bicentennial, guests will learn the little-known connection between Fort Mifflin and Fort McHenry.
April 25, 2014 |
TUESDAY WAS the 10th anniversary of the death of former Arizona Cardinals defensive back Pat Tillman, who was a victim of friendly fire while fighting with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, the first professional football player to be killed in combat since the Vietnam War. Earlier this week, ESPN did a special "Outside the Lines" show to commemorate his story and spirit. As you might expect, Temple defensive coordinator Phil Snow, who coached Tillman at Arizona State, couldn't take his eyes away from the TV screen.
April 9, 2014
Traffic information can be found at www.511pa.com , www.511nj.org or by calling 511 before or after the game. Mass transit: www.septa.org.ncq Tickets: Standing-room-only tickets go on sale at noon at the first-base ticket windows. Citizens Bank Way party, beginning at 1 p.m. and free for fans, includes a live performance by Go Go Gadjet. Phillies batting practice begins at 1:13 p.m. Gates open at 1:35 p.m. All fans will receive a Citizens Bank Park commemorative banner.
November 25, 2013 |
IRV CROSS slumped into the seat of his car that high-sky November afternoon, his football soul left in tatters somewhere on Franklin Field, his heart welling in his chest. He looked down at the radio grill when reality seeped in. The Eagles' defensive back was overwhelmed. Tears began trickling down his numb cheeks by the belief that he had just lost a friend. It's how the whole country felt. The prevailing emptiness gripped the country on Sunday, Nov. 24, 1963, as President John F. Kennedy's body lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda.
June 2, 2013 |
When he was commissioned as "Captain of Marines" during the American Revolution, Samuel Nicholas was read out of meeting by the pacifist Society of Friends in Philadelphia. He recruited several companies of Marines at the city's Tun Tavern, participated in their first amphibious landing in the Bahamas, and fought with George Washington in New Jersey. But the Marine Corps' first commandant - received back into the Society of Friends after the war - was buried without a marker, the same as most others at the cemetery next to the Arch Street Meeting House.