March 26, 2013 |
PASSAIC, N.J. - The winner of a $338 million Powerball jackpot told several media outlets Monday that his first priority will be helping his family. Pedro Quezada, 44, entered Eagle Liquors store, where the ticket was sold, late Monday afternoon. Quezada, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, told reporters in Spanish that he was "very happy" and that he intends to help his family. His wife, Ines Sanchez, told the Bergen Record that Quezada called her with the news Monday afternoon.
March 25, 2013 |
The golden ticket for Saturday's $338.3 million Powerball jackpot was purchased somewhere in New Jersey - but officials weren't divulging any details about the winner until Monday morning. New Jersey Powerball officials will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. at their headquarters in Lawrenceville, where they plan to at least reveal where the winning ticket was purchased. Powerball spokeswoman Judy Drucker said the lottery offices were closed all weekend so "somebody couldn't even claim it if they wanted to" before Monday.
March 21, 2013
After a year of closed-door meetings with tennis players seeking a greater say in the sport and a larger slice of Grand Slam revenues, the U.S. Open is making big changes. New York's Grand Slam tournament will increase its annual prize money to $50 million by 2017 - roughly double what it was last year - and permanently schedule the men's semifinals on Friday and men's final on Sunday starting in 2015. As part of an unprecedented five-year agreement with the men's and women's professional tours, the U.S. Open also is making an additional $4.1 million increase to this year's prize pool, on top of an already-record $4 million jump announced in December.
March 13, 2013 |
THREE Daily News reporters have won the 2013 Larry Weiss Award for Investigative Journalism for a series of articles exposing misconduct by several high-ranking Philadelphia police officials. Barbara Laker, David Gambacorta and Dana DiFilippo will share a $10,000 prize for the series, dubbed "Bad Brass. " The award, open to investigative journalism of any medium produced in the Philly metropolitan area, South Jersey and Delaware, will be presented April 18 at a luncheon at the offices of WHYY, on Independence Mall.
February 22, 2013 |
LONDON - British music put on a brash, confident show at the Brit Awards on Wednesday, celebrating a resurgent industry whose bands and artists are topping charts around the globe. Winners ranged from established acts such as Coldplay and Adele to world-conquering boy band One Direction, who won in the new Global Success category. One Direction's Louis Tomlinson called the prize "absolutely mind-blowing. " American artists Frank Ocean and Lana Del Rey were among the non-British winners at a ceremony that embraced the mainstream while rewarding artists with distinctive personalities.
January 30, 2013
Weekly Rankings Each week the Inquirer college basketball staff will rank the City Six teams No. 1 through 6 and compare those rankings with those of the fans. STAFF VOTERS Staff voters are Joe Juliano, Keith Pompey, Mike Jensen, John Quinn, Marc Narducci, Gary Miles, Gary Potosky, and Jim Swan. FANS' RANKINGS Vote how you think the city's six teams should be ranked at philly.com/city6. Give a ranking from 1 through 6 for each of the teams.
January 15, 2013 |
Eugene Patterson, 89, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was known for his courage in standing up for civil rights and opposing racial hostilities while an editor of a Southern newspaper during a difficult period, died Saturday in Florida. A jut-jawed veteran of World War II, Mr. Patterson served as editor of the Atlanta Constitution in the 1960s while writing a highly influential daily column. He is described in biographies as one of the native Southerners who became journalistic spokesmen for "an enlightened South.
January 15, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Robert Caro, Katherine Boo, and the late Anthony Shadid are among the finalists for the National Book Critics Circle prize. Boo has already won the National Book Award for her nonfiction account of a Mumbai community, Beyond the Beautiful Forevers , while Caro was a finalist for his latest Lyndon B. Johnson biography, The Passage of Power , and Shadid for his memoir House of Stone . Zadie Smith's NW and National Book Award...
January 10, 2013 |
Paul Rabil isn't as dominating in indoor lacrosse as Sidney Crosby is in the NHL. But he's trying to get there. Thanks to a blockbuster six-player trade with Rochester last month, Rabil will lead the Wings as they open their National Lacrosse League season Friday night against the Buffalo Bandits at the Wells Fargo Center. Rabil, 27, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound transition player, is regarded as lacrosse's best outdoor player, and his indoor game is improving. "Paul's the face of field lacrosse, but he's relatively new to the indoor game and still learning it," said Johnny Mouradian, the Wings coach and general manager.
January 9, 2013 |
Richard Ben Cramer, 62, a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for The Inquirer who became a best-selling author, died Monday, Jan. 7, of lung cancer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Mr. Cramer, of Chestertown, Md., wrote What It Takes: The Way to the White House about the 1988 presidential campaign. It has been hailed as one of the greatest books about electoral politics in America. He also wrote the widely acclaimed Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life, published in 2000.