October 24, 2014 |
Lo Spiedo opening Monday As you drive through the iron gates of the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia, look to your left at the gatehouse. On Monday, the Vetri crew - Marc Vetri, Jeff Benjamin, Brad Spence, and Jeff Michaud - plans to open Lo Spiedo (4501 S. Broad St., 215-282-3184). "Lo spee-YAY-doh" translates to "the spit," as in rotisserie, and just about the entire menu - executed by Osteria alum Scott Calhoun - is prepared over wood-burning flame: pork ribs, pork shoulder, half-chicken, brisket, octopus.
October 3, 2014 |
BEING THE offspring of a high-school teacher can be a mixed blessing. There is, of course, the pride in having a father who was given the duty of enlightening the minds of other youngsters. But there was also a little uneasiness about whether everyone liked your father. "My brother, Charles, and I were often stopped by fellas who said, 'Is your pop Mr. Wilson?' " his son, Kenneth, said. "Of course, we never knew how to answer that for fear that fisticuffs could ensue.
September 19, 2014 |
Sinkler A. Casselle Sr., 93, of Deptford, a naval architect at the former Philadelphia Naval Shipyard from 1950 to 1977, died Sunday, Sept. 7, at Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury. Mr. Casselle was involved with "the design and development of submarines; he helped with the structural design of them," a niece, Melanie Wright, said. He won an award from the Portsmouth (N.H.) Naval Shipyard for his work on the submarine Jack in 1961, she said. He won an outstanding service award from the Navy Yard in 1966 for development of a sonar detection system for submarines, she said.
September 18, 2014 |
The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority will seek "expressions of interest" to develop the 200 acres known as Southport, at the eastern end of the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia. The board agreed at its monthly meeting Tuesday to accept proposals - called "request for expressions of interest" - from terminal operators, steamship lines, automobile manufacturers, energy companies, and investment firms with ideas for the maritime property, south of the Walt Whitman Bridge on the Delaware.
September 17, 2014 |
Although there was no game on the schedule last week for the Temple Owls, little changed about their preparation. They practiced all last week as if they had a game, and on Monday they turned their attention to Saturday's opponent, Delaware State, at Lincoln Financial Field. "We spent the open week really just trying to get better and prepare for Delaware State," Temple coach Matt Rhule said. "We are focused on playing a good football team. " Temple (1-1) looks to bounce back after a 31-24 loss to Navy in its home opener on Sept.
September 11, 2014 |
THERE HAVE been flashes of brilliance, moments of greatness and plays that sometimes make you scratch your head. Yes, as good as Philip Walker Jr. - better known as P.J. Walker - has been through his first 10 starts under center at Temple, the brilliance and sometimes greatness has also been accompanied by its fair share of anguish. Saturday's 31-24 loss to Navy was a microcosm of how Walker's early career on North Broad Street has gone. Especially considering it came on the heels of a wild, 37-7 victory at Vanderbilt to open the season.
September 9, 2014 |
Players of the weekend National: Andre Heidari kicked a career-long, 53-yard field goal with 2 minutes, 30 seconds left to give Southern Cal a 13-10 win at Stanford, which had won an FBS-best 17 straight at home. Local : Sixth-year senior Sean McCartney (Archbishop Wood) passed for four touchdowns as West Chester, ranked 10th in Division II, opened with a 35-30 win at New Haven. Around town Navy 31, Temple 24 After starting with a 30-point win at Vanderbilt (which just lost to Mississippi at home by 38)
September 8, 2014 |
Last season, Temple collected just 13 takeaways. However, after getting seven in the season opener and three on Saturday (a pair of fumble recoveries for Sharif Finch, one for linebacker Tyler Matakevich) in its 31-24 loss to Navy, the Owls have 10 this season. "It's something we are focused on," said defensive back Jihaad Pretlow, who forced one fumble. "If you play aggressive, work hard, you are going to get turnovers. " However, the Owls failed to capitalize on the Pretlow turnover, which was recovered by Finch at the Navy 24 with 9 minutes, 45 seconds left in the second quarter.
September 8, 2014 |
Having watched Navy gouge his defense for almost 500 rushing yards, Temple coach Matt Rhule was surprised when the Midshipmen elected to attempt a field goal rather than go for the one yard needed to pick up a first down and run out the clock Saturday. A missed 43-yarder gave Temple the ball at its own 26-yard line with 2 minutes, 8 seconds to play, energizing the 28,408 in attendance for Temple's home-opener at Lincoln Financial Field. But the Owls (1-1), who took over with no timeouts remaining, saw their bid to begin 2-0 for the second time in the last 33 seasons dissipate on the final play of a 31-24 loss to Navy (1-1)
September 8, 2014 |
The last play, called Alpha, that Temple ran on Saturday against Navy is designed in its entirety to pass the ball into the end zone, the only place where it could do the Owls any good. "It's a built-in Hail Mary of sorts," Temple coach Matt Rhule said later, after the Owls had fallen at Lincoln Financial Field to Navy, 31-24. Scanning as he scrambled, Owls sophomore quarterback P.J. Walker saw four receivers reach the end zone but saw them all blanketed. Walker decided that he was out of time and pushed the eject button.