January 18, 2016 |
WASHINGTON - Here is how Philadelphia-area members of Congress voted on major issues last week: House Mountaintop-removal coal mining. Voting 235-188, the House on Tuesday passed a GOP-sponsored bill (HR 1644) that would shelve a new federal rule aimed at protecting streams and drinking water from pollution caused by mountaintop-removal coal mining. The rule addresses the practice of companies blasting mountaintops and then dumping fractured rocks and other debris into nearby streams and valleys.
November 20, 2015 |
THE VINTAGE Citroen driven by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in "By The Sea" is an amazing vehicle. It seems barely big enough to seat the two of them, but when they unload their bags at a seaside French resort, out come a billion hats, several months' worth of fashionable clothes, even a typewriter. This defies belief, but maybe it's another of writer-director Jolie's purple metaphors - to say that she and Brad play a married couple with baggage is putting in mildly. Roland (Pitt)
November 8, 2015 |
WASHINGTON - Rep. Joe Pitts of Chester County, the senior Pennsylvania Republican in Congress, will not seek reelection next year, he announced Friday. Pitts, 76, in his 10th term representing a district that includes parts of Chester, Berks, and Lancaster Counties, said little about his reasons for leaving. He is the chairman of the subcommittee that oversees health policy, but he was slated to lose his gavel in the next Congress due to Republicans' self-imposed term limits on committee leadership.
July 31, 2015
GOOD NEWS for Temple football. Wide receiver Adonis Jennings will be eligible to play this season after transferring from the University of Pittsburgh, the Daily News has confirmed. The news was first reported by Owlscoop.com The South Jersey native, who left Pitt after one year for family reasons, will not have to sit out a season after successfully petitioning the NCAA for a waiver. He played sparingly as a freshman after starring at Timber Creek High School. The Owls begin preseason camp Thursday.
May 21, 2015 |
PENN STATE and Temple open the football season against each other on Sept. 5 in Lincoln Financial Field. The teams are also scheduled to play in 2016 in State College. It's unclear when they might meet again. The Big Ten announced two years ago that each of its member schools would begin playing nine conference games a season in 2016, the first time that has been the case since 1984. That means that those schools will be limited to three nonconference games, and that the future is hazy for the PSU-Temple series, which dates back to 1931 and has seen the teams square off 43 times.
December 19, 2014 |
PAUL CHRYST is coming home to coach Wisconsin. The school made it official yesterday, hiring Chryst away from Pittsburgh. The announcement ended days of speculation following the surprising departure of Gary Andersen for Oregon State. Chryst is a former Wisconsin offensive coordinator and a native of Madison, Wis. He leaves the Panthers after going 19-19 in three seasons, returning to his hometown and alma mater. The 49-year-old Chryst had two prior stints as an assistant for the Badgers.
October 17, 2014 |
Brad Pitt on family life "I've discovered I don't suck at being a dad," Brad Pitt says in a double-negative manner suggesting humility. Pitt, 50, who won the best- picture Oscar as producer of 12 Years a Slave , tells Details mag that his six kids - Maddox, 13, Pax , 10, Zahara , 9, Shiloh , 8, and 6-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox - played an integral role in his recent wedding to their mom, Angelina Jolie...
October 17, 2014 |
FULL DISCLOSURE: I spend a lot of time watching "Greatest Tank Battles" on AHC. No more than 10 hours a week, though. No wait, more like 15. OK, 20. And I can quit anytime I want. Maybe next week. This week I have "Fury," the (literally) eye-popping World War II movie about a tank crew on a suicide mission. It's written and directed by David Ayer, who's apparently a bit of a wild man - he encourages his cast to do a little light sparring before work. That's how he ended up smashing Jon Bernthal's nose while shooting "Fury," prompting producers to issue the "Anchorman" like caveat - no touching of the face or hair - when star Brad Pitt came on set. He's known for the high energy, honest pulp of "Training Day" and "Street Kings," so you wonder what he'd bring to the modern war movie, territory mined so well by Spielberg ("Saving Private Ryan")
June 10, 2014
MALVERN PREP QB PICKS PITT Malvern Prep junior quarterback Alex Hornibrook committed to the University of Pittsburgh on Saturday, taking to Twitter to make the announcement. "Very excited and humbled to announce that I have committed to play football at the University of Pittsburgh," Hornibrook tweeted. The 6-4, 205-pounder threw for 1,190 yards and 12 touchdowns last season on an offense that relied heavily on stud running back Troy Gallen (Delaware), who rushed for 1536 and 19 scores for the co-Inter-Ac champion Friars (tied with Haverford School)