January 11, 2014 |
TRENTON - A day after one of his top aides was ensnared in a bizarre tale of petty payback politics, Gov. Christie on Thursday faced what he called a "crisis of confidence. " "You can't prevent everything," he said. "The test of leadership is: When you find it out, what do you do?" From Trenton to Washington, lawmakers and political analysts mostly praised Christie's response to the crisis, which ballooned into a full-blown scandal after documents surfaced Wednesday showing that some of his inner staff punished a Democratic mayor who did not endorse the Republican governor for reelection by closing his town's lanes to the George Washington Bridge for four days.
December 26, 2013 |
When Theresa Welsh, a Haddonfield pediatrician, agreed to donate her kidney to a stranger, to start a chain of kidney donations, she had one requirement: get the operation done with before her first grandchild arrived. The surgery was Oct. 22. She was back to work part time in two weeks, seeing her own patients. And she will spend Christmas Day with her new grandson, Evan, born Dec. 5. "I do feel perfectly fine," she said. Her right kidney has stepped up its performance beautifully, making up for the loss of her left.
November 26, 2013
STEVEN GRASSE, 49, of Society Hill, is CEO of Quaker City Mercantile, a Center City branding firm that serves as the hub for mostly craft-spirits brands Grasse develops, brings to market and manages. He also acquired a 72-acre farm in New Hampshire and plans to open a micro-distillery there in 2014. Q: What does QCM do? A: We're a branding-management company. We create a brand, find a partner to distribute and then stay on to manage. We sold Sailor Jerry [rum] but signed a long-term contract to manage it. We did the same with our flagship store Art in the Age. We also created Hendrick's Gin, which, along with Sailor Jerry, are probably the most famous spirits brands in the last 20 years.
November 22, 2013 |
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Ohio Gov. John Kasich has seen Gov. Christie at his pugnacious best, so he knows what the rest of the country should expect as New Jersey's famously blunt governor takes on a new job that will have him crossing the nation to campaign for fellow governors. "Christie, he's now like a force, so people want to be around him," Kasich said at a conference at the luxurious Phoenician resort here, where Christie is set to become chairman of the Republican Governors Association on Thursday.
November 19, 2013 |
Second of two parts. You can read the first part here . James "Scott" DeVinney, 63, the last link in a kidney chain, was at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital early Wednesday, Oct. 30, to receive his new organ. Surgery was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. At 5:30 p.m., he was still waiting. Where was the kidney? For three years, the retired Atlantic City firefighter, who lives in Margate, had been surviving on peritoneal kidney dialysis. He was tethered to a tube for 11 hours a day, cleansing impurities from his body.
October 21, 2013 |
DURHAM, N.H. - Villanova sophomore quarterback John Robertson put together another impressive bunch of numbers Saturday and led a furious rally to give his team a seven-point lead over New Hampshire with just 1 minute, 9 seconds left to play. It wasn't quite enough. New Hampshire charged back and got a 4-yard touchdown run from its own sophomore quarterback, Sean Goldrich, with 14 seconds left and added two points on a Chris Setian conversion run to pin a 29-28 loss on Andy Talley's team in Cowell Stadium.
October 20, 2013
When: Saturday at noon Where: Cowell Stadium, Durham, N.H. Records: Villanova (4-2, 3-0 Colonial Athletic Association); New Hampshire (2-3, 1-1). National rankings: Villanova is No. 11; New Hampshire is No. 23 TV/Radio: The Comcast Network; 610-AM. Coaches: Villanova, Andy Talley (29th season, 202-122-1; overall 230-140-2). New Hampshire, Sean McConnell (15th season, 106-69). Series: Tied 11-11. Last time, New Hampshire won, 47-17, Oct. 8, 2011.
October 19, 2013 |
Villanova earned its biggest win of the season, but the Wildcats knew they couldn't celebrate Saturday's 45-35 win at previously unbeaten Towson for very long. New Hampshire is up next. Once again the Wildcats will face a nationally ranked team on the road. Last week, Towson was ranked second in the Football Championship Subdivision coaches poll. This week, New Hampshire (2-3 overall, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association) is ranked 23d. Even though Villanova (4-2, 3-0) is No. 11 and has won four in a row, the Wildcats can't be comfortable traveling to Durham, N.H. Villanova hasn't won there since 2003 and is 0-3 since.
October 15, 2013 |
Players of the weekend National - Oregon's Marcus Mariota threw for 366 yards and three TDs and ran for 88 more and another score in a 45-24 win at nationally ranked Washington. Local - Sean McCartney went 25-for-39 for 275 yards and three TDs and ran for a score as West Chester (6-0) rallied past visiting East Stroudsburg (4-2) in the second half, 34-20. Around Town Villanova 45, Towson 35 Last October a two-loss Wildcat team went to third-ranked, unbeaten Old Dominion, fell behind by 14 early and won by 24. It was probably the win that got them back into the FCS playoffs following a 1-year absence.
October 14, 2013
National ranking: Villanova is No. 15, Towson is No. 2 When: Saturday at 7 p.m. Where: Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson, Md. Records: Villanova (3-2 overall, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association); Towson (6-0, 2-0). TV/Radio: NBC Sports Network/610-AM Coaches: Villanova, Andy Talley (29th season, 201-122-1; overall 229-140-2). Towson, Rob Ambrose (fifth season, 25-26; overall, 28-33). Series: Villanova leads, 5-4. Last time, Towson won, 49-35, Oct. 27, 2002. THINGS TO WATCH Towson is eighth nationally among FCS teams in scoring, averaging 40.8 points per game, and Villanova must stop a ground game led by junior Terrance West, who has rushed for 886 yards (5.8 average)