November 6, 2015 |
Fallout from the sudden, unhappy departure of two senior newsmen continues at WHYY: A consortium of Pittsburgh foundations has scotched a discussion that could have provided up to $1.5 million in new funding to the station, money intended to create a west Pennsylvania version of the public broadcaster's land- and planning-news arm, PlanPhilly. And the lead donor wants the station to give back about $30,000, the unspent portion of an initial $50,000 grant to sketch out a proposed PlanBurgh.
June 29, 2015 |
2015 Ford Mustang I4 Coupe Premium: Four-banger 'Stang for the slow lane? Price: $35,665 as tested. ($29,170 base price for the four-cylinder; options not noted below include adaptive cruise control for $1,195 and voice-activated navigation for $795.) Marketer's pitch: "Awesome performance and eye-catching style. " Conventional wisdom: A four-cylinder Mustang? Is this the Mustang II all over again? Reality: Pony express. A horse of a different color: A Ford rep contacted me out of the blue and wondered if I'd like to try the 2.3-liter Mustang.
May 23, 2015 |
McKayla Langmeier of East Granby, Conn., won two events Thursday in junior competition at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. Langmeier captured the A Section of the WIHS Equitation Classic and the Pessoa Hunter Seat Medal Section B. Other junior equitation winners included Hunter Holloway of Topeka, Kan.; Lucy DesLauries of New York; Victoria Colvin of Loxahatchee, Fla.; Virginia Ingram of Franklin, Tenn.; and Madison Goetzmann of Skaneateles, N.Y....
September 25, 2014 |
Pennsylvania's candidates for governor raised almost $18 million over the summer from well-heeled donors and special interest groups, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday with the state. Gov. Corbett's biggest donor, the Washington-based Republican Governors Association, gave him $4 million in the three months that ended Sept. 15 in monthly installments, the reports showed. Democratic challenger Tom Wolf, a York businessman, received about $2.9 million from labor unions in the three-month period, including $500,000 from AFSCME, which represents public employees, and $100,000 from the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the teachers' union.
September 20, 2014 |
Are you ready for some football? In the fall, always, but this weekend even more so after seeing Half Straddle's In the Pony Palace/Football , a fast, funny romp and stomp all over the gridiron on stage this final week of the 2014 Fringe Festival. Half Straddle parodies the game, sports movies made for boys (grown or otherwise), and the attitudes of players at all levels - current, retired, or still scoring touchdowns in their own minds. Statistics become "likes and dislikes," the coach yells "Don't leave anything on the field!"
September 15, 2014 |
As I write this, I'm not sure whether it's going to have a happy ending or not. Which makes it just like life. Because last week, a little pony that I happen to love, named Buddy, took very ill with colic. Basically, colic means a bad stomachache, but if it's bad enough, like an impacted colon, it can kill him. You didn't know I was going to say impacted colon over your Sunday breakfast, did you? If you can't identify with having a sick pony, I'm guessing you can identify with the point of this little story, which is that it's hard to give up on something you love.
December 11, 2013 |
THE FUNNY thing about some story lines is that once they get started, they never change - even if there is evidence to the contrary. From the day he was hired to Sunday's pregame and in-game broadcast of the Eagles' 34-20 Snow Bowl win over Detroit, pundits and fans have told us what Chip Kelly wants to do with the Eagles' offense. Despite Kelly saying the read option is a play, not an offensive philosophy, they keep saying Kelly wants to run the read-option offense. Even after Kelly pointed out that he adapted his offense to fit the skill sets of the quarterback he had at the University of Oregon, the idea is still out there that Nick Foles - despite throwing for 1,970 yards, 20 touchdowns and just one interception in seven starts and 218 pass attempts - is not the type of quarterback who can thrive under Kelly.
May 28, 2013 |
Emilie Rucci rode I Spy A Rainbow to win the NAL Pony Jumper class Sunday evening, which made her mount the Devon Pony Jumper champion. Only two ponies qualified for the timed jump-off, and I Spy A Rainbow jumped clean in 30.727 seconds to beat Mist of a Champion and owner/rider Camilla Siekmann, who also jumped clean but finished in the slower time of 32.039. Ever After and owner/rider Rachael Schloo of Mount Holly, who were the fastest of the four fault rounds, placed third.
December 2, 2012 |
The angriest man in Hollywood has to be the manager of Angus T. Jones, the junior charter cast member of Two and a Half Men , who publicly trashed the sitcom this week. Imagine you have a pony that gets paid a mind-boggling amount of money for making a weekly appearance at a successful, long-running circus. You pinch yourself daily over this incredible, crazily lucrative stroke of fortune. Because you're pretty sure that if the circus decided it could do without your pony, you'd never find another paying gig for him, even giving kids rides at birthday parties.
September 13, 2012
The four-day Devon Fall Classic, an all-jumper horse show featuring a number of Pan American and Olympic Games medalists, begins Thursday and runs through Sunday at the Devon Show grounds off Route 30 in Devon. The Saturday night schedule features the $25,000 Devon Fall Classic Grand Prix. On Sunday, Zone 2 (Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey) champions will be crowned in adult, children's, pony, low junior, and low amateur jumper classics. The show will run Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free all four days.