December 11, 2013 |
Baxter's 4th wedding Family Ties alum Meredith Baxter , 66, who has three ex-husbands and five children, showed her family values Sunday by tying the knot with her first female spouse, general contractor Nancy Locke . Baxter has been with Locke for seven years, but came out officially only in '09. Jennifer Aniston at nearly 45 Jennifer Aniston , who turns 45 in February, says...
December 3, 2013
Eagles' record this season based on turnover margin: 6-1 When they win the turnover battle. On Sunday, Arizona committed three turnovers; the Eagles none. 1-1 When even in turnovers. 0-3 When they lose the turnover battle.
November 23, 2013 |
Statistically, 76ers forward-center Spencer Hawes is off to the best start in his seven-year NBA career, and he attributes it to one simple factor - not having to look over his shoulder. Now in his fourth season with the Sixers (5-8) after playing his first three in Sacramento, the 25-year-old Hawes has prospered knowing that his playing time will be consistent. Hawes is averaging a career-high 33.2 minutes. He is also averaging career highs in scoring (16.2 ppg.) and rebounding (10.2)
November 11, 2013 |
HARRISBURG - With his announcement last week that he would run for reelection, Gov. Corbett stepped into politically uncharted territory. Never in modern Pennsylvania history has an incumbent governor hobbled by such low job-approval ratings asked the public for another term. Yet Corbett is doing just that, even as his Republican Party vacillates between cautious optimism and outright panic over his chances of staging what pundits say would be one of the biggest political comebacks in the state's history.
November 11, 2013 |
Thanks to the digital age, one of the traditions of the high seas - those beautifully lithographed nautical charts of U.S. coastal waters - will end in April. The charts have existed since 1862. But going the way of gigantic paper fold-up road maps that motorists used before GPS, the 4-by-3-foot nautical charts printed by the U.S. government will no longer be available when stocks of them eventually run out, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Mariners will instead have to use electronic charting systems or print-on-demand versions of the maps, according to NOAA's Office of Coastal Survey.
October 10, 2013 |
THE QUESTION has never been, "Can Jimmy Rollins return to MVP form?" His remarkable 2007 season, when he slugged 30 home runs and 20 triples and stole 41 bases while hitting .296/.344/.531, is the classic outlier. In the seven seasons he played leading up to that season, Rollins posted a .274/.329/.425 batting line (.754 OPS) while averaging 15 home runs per 162 games. In the five seasons after 2007, he combined to hit .258/.323/.416 (.738 OPS) while averaging 19 home runs per 162 games.
October 8, 2013 |
CAMDEN When the plan was rolled out last year, the numbers sounded impossible, implausible at best. Camden would nearly double the number of officers on the streets at no additional cost to the city. But 2014 preliminary budget numbers and a county analysis comparing city and county police force spending show $24 million in savings to be reinvested into the bolstered force this year. The shift from the Camden City Police Department to the county police force will not decrease the amount the city spends on police next year, but it has generated enough savings to hire 170 additional officers and 92 civilian officers, budget numbers show.
October 7, 2013 |
Richard Wrangham, a primate expert at Harvard University, discovered an interesting thing when he tried to eat like the chimpanzees he was studying. Their raw diet was deeply unsatisfying. He was so hungry he had to return to human foods. The experience led him to propose that cooked food played a pivotal role in human evolution, helping us diverge from other primates. He theorized that humans - the only animals that can't live on a raw, wild diet - could extract more usable energy from cooked foods because they were easier to digest.
September 30, 2013 |
Money, money, money The Phillies have invested $70.5 million (as calculated by average annual value) in five pitchers for next season. That is more than what five teams spent in 2013 on their entire opening-day payrolls. Even with Roy Halladay's $20 million yearly salary off the books, their pitching investment is significant. Kyle Kendrick's expected $7 million salary through arbitration could push the number even higher before free agency opens. PLAYER 2014 SALARY (AAV)