March 5, 2014 |
MOORESTOWN Even in anonymity, it seems, nice can triumph over nasty. That's what Moorestown High School students are finding out, thanks to a student-run Twitter account that lets people anonymously tweet compliments and positive statements to fellow students and faculty. Since it was set up Friday night, the site has gotten several hundred followers and posted several hundred good thoughts. The account, MHScompliments (@MHSComps14), was a response to crude and mean-spirited comments posted to the anonymous social media application Yik Yak last month.
March 3, 2014 |
Brett Brown knew that this would be a rough season, but the rookie 76ers coach admits that he really didn't realize how difficult things would be. Brown is doing his best to steer this sinking ship, a team that is 15-44 and has lost 13 consecutive games after Saturday night's home loss to the Washington Wizards. "To say I knew it was going to be like this is false," said Brown, who has been refreshingly candid throughout all the frustration. Yet Brown has one simple message: Don't feel sorry for him. He is coaching in the NBA and truly believes that things will turn around, just not right away.
March 1, 2014 |
Crozer-Keystone Health System, the biggest health-care provider in Delaware County, said Thursday that it was cutting 250 positions, after losing $15.7 million since July 1. "Changes in health care continue to have a negative effect on Crozer-Keystone and many other health-care providers in our region and throughout the country," Crozer said in a statement. The layoffs at Crozer, which employed 6,800, will include doctors and a "significant number of managers," the statement said.
February 23, 2014 |
THADDEUS YOUNG saw the group of reporters in the locker room and as he made his entrance summoned them over. "Come on," he said with a smile. "I know y'all want to talk. " Young doesn't hide on or off the court. Thursday's trades that sent away fellow starters Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes left him as the elder statesman of the team, and the lone remaining vet left to endure what is sure to be gut-wrenching end of the season. "This situation, I don't know how much worse it can get, but there's a lot of great guys in this locker room who can play," he said dutifully.
February 19, 2014 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The Phillies wanted to trade Jonathan Papelbon, a reality the $50 million reliever said he avoided this winter by watching Dora the Explorer with his children. There were no takers for the eccentric pitcher. His manager, Ryne Sandberg, wondered if Papelbon is ever totally sure of what comes from his mouth. For 20 minutes Monday, Papelbon spoke in bromides. He ignored the trade talk. "I didn't even know about it, to be totally honest, man," Papelbon said.
February 14, 2014 |
CAMDEN Mayor Dana L. Redd declared the city open for business and on the right track Wednesday, and urged businesses to invest in its rebirth. Redd, serving a second term as mayor of the city of about 79,000 people, delivered her State of the City address Wednesday during the Cooper's Ferry Partnership's annual meeting, during which the nonprofit development agency also highlighted its work in the past year. "The message I have for you is, it is Camden's time," Redd told the audience at the Adventure Aquarium.
February 12, 2014 |
WE ARE 2 days away from the first official workout for pitchers and catchers in Clearwater. A lot will have to go right for the Phillies to break .500, let alone contend for a playoff spot. Below, we break down our projected Opening Day roster position-by-position, with comparisons to those of the rest of the National League. If our unscientific eyeballing of where the Phillies fit is any indication, they will be a middle-of-the-pack team. Opening Day depth chart: 1. Cliff Lee, 2. Cole Hamels, 3. Kyle Kendrick, 4. Roberto Hernandez, 5. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez/Jonathan Pettibone/Chad Gaudin Preseason rank: 8th in NL Last year: 4.41 ERA (14th)
February 4, 2014 |
Everyone said the right thing. The 76ers all talked about working hard, remaining upbeat during a long, hard rebuilding process. That's what the Sixers said. Their body language revealed something totally different. It showed that this season is beginning to take a toll. It was visible on their faces Saturday in the second half of a 113-96 setback to the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Thaddeus Young sat motionless on the scorers' table toward the end of a fourth-quarter timeout.
January 15, 2014 |
In need of someone to say something nice about their ball club one month before pitchers and catchers gather in Clearwater, Fla., for the start of spring training, the Phillies called upon a man whose actions usually speak louder than his words. Chase Utley, entering the first season of a two-year contract extension that guarantees him $27 million, agreed to take the assignment. It was no easy task when you consider that the team's talent and chemistry have been questioned by his own teammates since the last pitch of a 2013 season that was so bad it cost former manager Charlie Manuel his job. From Cole Hamels' comments - "the hitting [stank]"