February 25, 2016 |
Notables at the NFL Combine Here are some notable players with local ties expected to attend this week's NFL Combine in Indianapolis: From local high schools Eli Apple, CB (Ohio State and Eastern High School): Apple left Ohio State after only two seasons. He is considered one of the top cornerbacks in the draft and a potential first-round pick. Will Fuller, WR (Notre Dame and Roman Catholic High School): What Fuller lacks in size (6-foot-0, 172 pounds), he makes up for with speed.
December 18, 2015 |
Not only has the Force awakened, but so have generations of Star Wars freaks, united by nostalgia, driven by a mythic zeitgeist, eager to have their galaxies rocked by one of the most anticipated films in light years. Fans in Star Wars costumes camped out on Hollywood Boulevard for days in advance of the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens , J.J. Abrams' reboot of the original George Lucas trilogy. Industry Yodas predict an opening weekend that will hit $200 million in North America, and $400 million more overseas, possibly launching it into the all-time box-office stratosphere with Avatar , Titanic , and this summer's Jurassic World . For local luminaries - from the food, film, academic, commerce, politics, science, and TV universes - Star Wars has been a big deal.
September 18, 2015 |
It may have been the only modern presidential debate in which bladder management was a prime strategic concern. For nearly three hours Wednesday night, the 11 top-polling Republican presidential candidates sparred live on CNN from Simi Valley, Calif. But producers penciled in just one bathroom break: 4 minutes and 30 seconds in the final block of commercials. Earlier, the four lower-polling GOP candidates debated on the same stage. Here are some memorable moments from the marathon at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library: Nonplussed Donald Trump.
June 30, 2015 |
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced last week what many had waited a long time to hear: Starting in 2020, which will mark the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, a woman will finally be featured on a paper bill. But women are still being shortchanged in more ways than one. The nonprofit Women on 20s began campaigning earlier this year for a woman's image to replace Andrew Jackson's on the $20 bill. But Lew announced that the yet-to-be-determined female figure would instead appear on the $10. Many have joked that given the wage gap between men and women, the new $10 might be worth as little as $7.70.
May 25, 2015 |
Was President Obama an unwitting dupe in a propaganda scheme to promote Camden's new police force? Or did his visit to that poor city last week reflect his belief that it is "on to something" in its approach to reducing crime? There's more reason to believe the latter. Even as Obama cited reductions in the city's murder rate, violent crime rate, and number of open-air drug markets, he carefully acknowledged, "This is still a work in progress. " Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson expressed the same sentiment, saying, "We still have a long way to go. " What Obama tried to stress, however, is that despite justified criticism of the police force's lapses, miscues, and alleged abuses, it is trying to fight crime in the best way possible in an urban environment - by walking the neighborhoods and getting to know the people who live in them.
July 13, 2014 |
Periodically, I like to write a column including some of the things I couldn't fit into the articles I write, because of space constraints. For example, I've written more than 85 "Town by Town" features for the Sunday Business section since the series began Nov. 18, 2012, and each of them has had to fit a space of about 215 lines. Since these articles are a measure of the real estate market in real time, a lot of little details fall by the wayside. One example: Tyler G. Wagner and his brother, Clay, are the fourth generation of their family to sell real estate in Haverford Township.
January 3, 2014 |
AT THE foundation of many recent successful NFL teams is a good defense and triplets on offense. A steady quarterback, a workhorse at running back and a dangerous wide receiver give opposing defenses fits and usually fill up the franchise trophy case. While it's quite premature to include the Eagles' key skill-position players among the great triplets, there's nothing wrong with having a little fun and looking at some of the most triumphant triumvirates in the Super Bowl era: 1. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1974-82 QB: Terry Bradshaw (Drafted 1st overall, 1970)
February 5, 2013 |
BARRY BONDS' appeal of his felony obstruction of justice conviction will be heard by three federal judges who were each appointed by a different Democratic president. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday unveiled its February schedule, which showed publicly for the first time the three judges assigned to Bonds' case. Senior Circuit Judges Mary M. Schroeder and Michael Daly Hawkins along with Judge Mary H. Murguia will hear oral arguments Feb. 13. Jimmy Carter appointed Schroeder in 1979.
November 29, 2012 |
IT IS SOMEWHAT appropriate that the Eagles-Cowboys rivalry essentially started with an elbow to the jaw, continued with snowballs from the 700 level and sank to a low while Michael Irvin lay motionless on the cold surface at Veterans Stadium. This year is one of the few where neither team is very good. So we turned on the Wayback Machine and took a look at some of the more notable and notorious Eagles-Cowboys moments over the last 50-plus years: * Sept. 30, 1960: The first installment saw the highly regarded Eagles narrowly escape with a 27-25 win at the Cotton Bowl against a Dallas club that was playing its first season.
August 7, 2012
Timeline of news events related to Garrett Reid's struggles with drugs and legal difficulties: Jan. 30, 2007 Garrett Reid speeds through a red light and crashes into another car in Plymouth Township, Montgomery County. The other driver is seriously injured and has to be flown from the scene. Reid admits to police that he used heroin that day, and police find drugs and paraphernalia, including syringes and a scale, in his Jeep. On the same day, Reid's younger brother, Britt, gets into a road-rage argument and points a handgun at a driver in West Conshohocken.