November 29, 2013 |
IN ITS LAST four games, Temple has been good enough to . . . Lead by 21 in the second quarter at SMU, where it was still tied after 45 minutes. Lead by four with less than a minute to go at Rutgers. Lead nationally ranked Central Florida by seven in South Philly with 2 minutes remaining. And, last week, lead winless Connecticut by 21 in the second quarter at the Linc. But ultimately, the Owls (1-10, 0-7 American Athletic Conference) weren't good enough to get it done.
November 26, 2013 |
KANSAS CITY - Andy Reid ambles across the practice fields, a red-jacketed Santa figure with a sandy, whitening mustache, ruddy and jolly, a mischievous twinkle in his clear blue eyes. On this cloudless afternoon, icicles dangle from the speed-limit signs on nearby Interstate 70. The wind chill makes it feel like it's 15 degrees, but anywhere south of 40 degrees Reid's 55-year-old arthritic knee hurt like hell, anyway. "Ah," he said, dismissively. "It's cold. " He shrugged.
November 14, 2013 |
Judith Beck, a formidable psychologist in her own right, describes her father, the psychiatrist Aaron Beck, with a mixture of amusement and veneration, as a "rock star. " The Becks were the attractions at a fund-raising event last week for their Beck Institute in Bala Cynwyd. But it was clear that the elder Beck, known as the father of cognitive behavior therapy and one of the world's most influential therapists, was the main draw. Before they took the stage at WHYY in Center City to discuss their form of treatment - aimed at changing self-defeating thinking - they met with 70 "patrons" who had paid $250 a ticket for one-on-one access.
October 8, 2013 |
BILBAO, Spain - By now, most NBA fans realize that the 76ers will struggle mightily this season. But the Sixers know that it's important for them to stay positive. New coach Brett Brown believes that Sunday's 106-104 exhibition victory over Bilbao Basket at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre was a good start. "I think the positive sign [from the game] is that we have young guys that want to be coached," Brown said after the team's preseason opener. "They stay together. " Brown liked the way the Sixers responded after they blew an early 14-point advantage.
October 1, 2013
FINALLY, AT long last and almost unbelievably, a sizable bipartisan group of lawmakers is playing ball. Not on school funding, of course. Not on tax reform or pensions or state stores or transportation/mass-transit money. No. They're actually playing ball. This evening at Metro Bank Park, the minor-league home of the Washington Nationals' Double A Harrisburg Senators, the first ever "Capitol All-Stars Softball Game" is scheduled, weather permitting. I do not mean to suggest that there are "All-Stars" of any kind in our Legislature.
September 24, 2013 |
After John F. Kennedy survived an assassination attempt on that fateful Friday 50 years ago, the United States did not send hundreds of thousands of troops to Vietnam, Kennedy became a faithful husband, and his son did not die in a small-plane crash. That is the way history unfolds in the one-man play If JFK Survived Dallas: Presidential Reflections at Age 96, written and performed by local lawyer Dennis C. McAndrews. The script presents a "what if" look at what would have happened if a defining moment in U.S. history were redefined.
September 5, 2013 |
Come September, most kids can count on one thing: the start of school. But many families make sure their students-to-be can rely on something else: a personal back-to-school tradition. From baked goods that serve as tokens of parental support to those first-day-of-class photo sessions, moms say it gives them and their kids something to look forward to each year, and helps just a little to ease the first-day jitters. Mimi Larkin has a great deal of experience with the subject: 14 years to be precise.
September 5, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE - Bill O'Brien came to his news conference yesterday in a blue Penn State polo shirt and sweatpants, his usual garb. But he said he did something in Saturday's season opener that would make it seem he has a sweatshirt somewhere with "COLLEGE" written on it. "I will disclose a little bit there, the first fourth down we went for it, I thought it was first down," O'Brien said. "I thought we had got the first down on the previous play. I didn't know it was fourth down.
September 3, 2013 |
Every year, Rob Rolle got closer to the football. As a sophomore, Rolle was a wide receiver. As a junior, Rolle was a running back. Now a senior captain for Delsea's defending Group 3 sectional champions, Rolle is a quarterback with a different perspective than many of the signal-callers in South Jersey. "I've had a different role every year, and it's helped me better understand the offense," Rolle said. "I saw things from a wide receiver's perspective. I saw things from a running back's perspective.
August 29, 2013
Philly50 in Sunday's Business section misstated one of the positions formerly held by Five Below cofounder Tom Vellios. Vellios, former chief executive officer of Zany Brainy Inc., had previously worked as senior vice president and general merchandise manager of Caldor Inc.