February 14, 2013 |
Baseball's back - with pitches tossed, fungoes tapped, sunflower seeds spit, and denials of performance-enhancing-drug use. Washington Nationals righthander Gio Gonzalez arrived in Venice, Fla., dropped his bags, and said he was not on PEDs, despite his name's allegedly appearing on a list at a now-closed anti-aging clinic in Coral Gables. "I think that at the end of the day I've never taken performance-enhancing drugs, and I never will," the 27-year-old said. In Peoria, Ariz., Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, whose name reportedly appeared in the clinic records, also denied involvement.
February 14, 2013 |
At 8 tonight on Fox's American Idol , a Girls High grad who works as a hostess at the South Philly Chickie's & Pete's, will try to outsing 163 other young women struggling for stardom, including two from Southeastern Pennsylvania and another from South Jersey. Word is that Taylor Ivy Rand, 19, who also tends bar at Connie's Ric Rac, a South Philly performing space, will get some face time, as well as Courtney Calle, 16, a Council Rock North junior from Newtown, Bucks County. Also in the mix: Sarah Restuccio, 18, of Camden County, and Emily Fritz, 27, of Lancaster.
November 25, 2012
Sectarian clash at Kabul college KABUL, Afghanistan - Sectarian violence erupted on the campus of Kabul University on Saturday, claiming the life of at least one student and wounding eight others as Shiite Muslim students observed a major religious holiday, the police said. The clash began Saturday evening as Sunni Muslim students tried to prevent their Shiite counterparts from observing Ashura inside a dorm mosque. The holiday commemorates the martyrdom of Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.
October 7, 2012 |
Janice Kerr, 78, of Upper Chichester, a retired medical office administrator, who later brought joy to many children and others by performing as a clown at area schools, hospitals, and nursing homes, died Sunday, Sept. 30, of complications of heart disease at Taylor Hospice in Ridley Park. After retiring from a long career as a medical office administrator for a surgeon at Bryn Mawr Hospital in 1996, Mrs. Kerr devoted herself to the role of "Jaepers" the clown, lifting the spirits of patients and schoolchildren.
December 21, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Encouraging signs out of Europe and a surprisingly strong report on the U.S. housing market drove the Dow Jones industrial average up more than 300 points Tuesday. It was the best day for stocks this month. The Spanish government pulled off a successful debt auction, and gauges of business and consumer confidence in Germany rose unexpectedly. Both helped ease worries about Europe's debt crisis. The dollar fell against the euro, and U.S. government bond prices dropped as traders shifted money out of the safest assets.
August 25, 2011
Two bandits, one with a black handgun, robbed the TD Bank branch at 1240 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, Wednesday afternoon. The FBI and Springfield Township police said that at 3:07 the pair entered the bank and approached a teller. One demanded money at gunpoint, police said. The teller placed an unknown amount of cash in a canvas bag. The men fled on foot toward Jones Avenue. Police said the suspects may have left the area in a gray or gold car. Police said the gunman is a black male in his late 20s, 5-feet-8 to 5-feet-10, of medium build, with a short beard or goatee, and wearing a blue hat with "KC" on the front, a white shirt, and dark pants.
August 24, 2011
Two bandits, one brandishing a black handgun, robbed the TD Bank branch at 1240 Bethlehem Pike in Flourtown Wednesday afternoon. The FBI and Springfield Township police in Montgomery County said that at 3:07 p.m. the pair entered the bank and approached a teller. One demanded money at gunpoint, police said. The teller placed an unknown amount of cash in a canvas bag. The men fled on foot towards Jones Avenue. Police said the suspects may have left the area in a grey or gold car. Police said the gunman is a black male in his late 20s, 5-feet-eight to 5-feet-10 inches tall, of medium build, with a short beard or goatee, and wearing a blue hat with "KC" on the front, a white shirt, and dark pants.
June 7, 2011
PLAXICO BURRESS stands 6-5 in a pair of sweatpants - and probably 6-7 when you include the old-school Phillies cap he wore yesterday upon his release from prison. That makes him a quarterback's red-zone dream, and the red hat makes him a Philadelphia dream, and, by the principles of the transitive property, or something, that makes for a red-hot rumor of Plax to the Eagles. That is the theory. Here is the reality: Burress' best season in the red zone came in 2007, more than a year before he accidentally shot himself in the leg in a club in New York and ended up being convicted under the city's no-nonsense gun laws.
May 7, 2011 |
Police released surveillance video yesterday of an Old City beat-down in hopes of finding the trio of thugs who sent a 27-year-old man to the hospital with a broken jaw and shattered eye socket. The victim, whose name was withheld by police, and his friend, 25, left the Mad River Bar, on Chestnut Street near 2nd, about 2 a.m. last Saturday and headed toward the E-Z parking lot on the same block. A few minutes later, a white male in his mid-20s with blond hair, about 6-feet tall with a black T-shirt and white pants, began arguing with the victim, said Officer Christine O'Brien, a police spokeswoman.
March 25, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Stronger corporate earnings and signs of a stronger job market lifted stocks Thursday. Software company Red Hat Inc., chip maker Micron Technology Inc. and Chef Boyardee maker ConAgra Foods Inc. all reported profits that beat expectations. Earnings growth has been strong for U.S. companies, which are benefiting from lower costs and higher revenue overseas. The government also said fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, evidence that layoffs are slowing.