May 8, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Once upon a time, the Phillies were the team that dressed in red and white and energized its fan base by going first to third and stealing home. Sunday night, they were the team that pegged the hottest prospect in the game in the small of the back and then watched him work his way around the bases to the delight of the crowd. Even if you are not a fan of symbolism, you have to admit that the run that Bryce Harper manufactured run in the first inning of Sunday night's 9-3 win over the Nationals was a tidy summation of the budding power shift in the National League East.
January 24, 2007 |
When I tell friends I'm off for the World Economic Forum in Davos, they usually assume this is some kind of boondoggle. Five days in a Swiss alpine town, at a conference with more than 2,400 global political, economic and cultural leaders, including 800 top CEOs - the assumption is that Davos is one big party on the ski slopes. Well, there are a lot of receptions and parties (although the Davos conference center is mostly underground, with no view of the slopes, and anyway I don't ski)
February 12, 2010 |
As the Eagles' organization digs out from the depressing avalanche that buried it on consecutive weekends in Texas to end the 2009 season, there are growing indications that a true sea change is taking place at One NovaCare Way. Whether that change will also lead to a change at the top of the quarterback depth chart - which seems the only real topic of interest - is still unknown and, more interesting, still undecided. Andy Reid, while saying he expected Donovan McNabb to return as quarterback, did hedge a bit, adding that he "hadn't gotten to . . . comparing players, contracts, and everything else," which not only leaves wiggle room on that subject but could herald a second act in Reid's tenure, one in which he can be overruled by a number-crunching consensus in the front office.
August 9, 2014 |
Drexel athletic director Eric Zillmer had no doubt Thursday's vote by the NCAA Division I board of directors would grant approval for the "Power Five" conferences to gain the autonomy to chart their own course. He also has no doubt this is the wrong course for college sports. He hopes schools override the vote, as Drexel plans to do. Zillmer believes the Big Ten, Pac-12, Southeastern Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference, and Big 12 are grabbing fistfuls of more power by hiding behind what Zillmer calls "their version of enhancing student welfare.
November 14, 2003 |
President Bush said yesterday that he had directed his Iraqi administrator, L. Paul Bremer, to work with the 24-member Iraqi Governing Council to develop a strategy for Iraqis to assume more power in running their country. Bush, in making his first public comments on the new policy to speed the transfer of power to an interim government, called it "a positive development because . . . that's what we want. We want the Iraqis to be more involved in the governance of their country.
November 26, 1992 |
The Morrisville school board has been shuffling the responsibilities of its top three administrators recently to redistribute the workload in the small district. But one board member said his colleagues seemed to be shuffling Superintendent Cornelius Van Cain out of the important budgeting and personnel processes. In the last two months, the board has changed the job description of the school district's business manager - making her responsible to the board, not the superintendent - and given new responsibilities to the assistant superintendent - responsibilities that Cain has handled.
December 21, 2007 |
With the Jan. 7 inauguration of Mayor-elect Michael Nutter, City Council President Anna C. Verna is poised to enjoy powers that she hasn't had for the last four years. A proposed set of rules now circulating among Council's 17 members would restore Verna's authority to make decisions without the approval of Council's majority leader, a position soon to be held by Councilwoman Marian Tasco. That hasn't been the case in the last four years. Mayor Street, when he was elected to his second term in 2003, helped to orchestrate a sweeping power shift in Council by supporting a new rule requiring the president to get backing from the majority leader on issues such as the hiring and firing of Council staff, and the assignment of legislation to committees.
May 21, 2003
The decision to make Republican State Sen. John Matheussen chief exeuctive officer of the Delaware River Port Authority always was cloaked in political intrigue. Democrats, led by Gov. McGreevey and South Jersey power broker George Norcross, figured that if they offered Mattheussen a sweet enough job, he'd abandon his Senate seat. Then, they could replace him with a Democrat to break the Senate's 20-20 party split. Well, the Dems got one part right. Matheussen has yet to retire from his Senate seat, as he promised he would do by May 8. So not only are taxpayers covering his generous salary as DRPA head, taxpayers are still footing his Senate paycheck.
May 19, 2004 |
President Bush yesterday pledged to stick with the planned June 30 transfer of power in Iraq, but skeptical senators from both parties pressed top administration officials to explain how they intend to bring order out of chaos. Speaking to the nation's largest pro-Israel lobby, Bush said he would not be swayed by killings, suicide bombings, and other attacks intended to prevent the formation of an interim Iraq government. "The world watches for weakness in our resolve. They will see no weakness," he told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
June 4, 2007
Newtown should consider town-center idea I have been the owner of an insurance business in Newtown Square for the past 26 years. I live and work here because of its relative safety and wonderful people. However, I think the days of a "small-town" mentality are gone ("Newtown wrestles with change," May 29). It was gone when software-maker SAP America Inc. sold 210 acres to BPG Development Co. The property is going to be developed whether anyone likes it or not. Why not have a nice, well-planned, upscale town center rather than a very cold, commercial "box" entity, such as a Wal-Mart or the like?