July 26, 2011
Having been handed "a pretty good beatdown" by Germany's Paul Biedermann and losing his world record in the 200-meter freestyle two years ago in Rome, Michael Phelps of the United States gets a long-awaited chance at payback at the world swimming championships in Shanghai on Tuesday night. Phelps and Biedermann will be joined by what the American described as "a studly field. " Yannick Agnel of France was the fastest qualifier in the semifinals, with Biedermann second, American Ryan Lochte third, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea fourth and Phelps fifth.
July 8, 2011 |
By 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Mark Geisenheyner knew there was only one way his weekend could end. The two bodies he had left moments before in a remote Douglass Township farmhouse threatened to put him behind bars for the rest of his life or worse. Three others he'd shot - a New York City plumber, his wife, and a family friend - lay bleeding, but alive, and would surely identify him as their attacker. Geisenheyner, a 51-year-old career criminal whose adult life consisted of one arrest and prison term after another, was determined things would end differently this time.
June 17, 2011 |
As the Independence prepare to play magicJack Saturday for the second time this season, they are optimistic about the outcome. Playing a Women's Professional Soccer game at home at Widener University is preferable to being on the road. Moreover, the Independence had a huge road win last week when they beat the previously undefeated Western New York Flash, 1-0, in Rochester. Philadelphia's coach and players believe that even though magicJack won, 2-1, on May 1 at FAU stadium, the Independence outplayed their rivals from Florida.
June 9, 2011 |
Richard Wolff's career has taken him from a peaceful childhood in King of Prussia to Pure Hell and finally to The Coffin . Wolff, 54, isn't in a coffin - he is releasing a film named The Coffin through his fledgling distribution company, Breaking Glass Pictures. Due Aug. 30, The Coffin is "a psychological thriller that broke box-office records in Thailand and Singapore," says Wolff, who lives a few blocks away from his company's Old City office. As for Pure Hell, it's the name of a black 1970s punk band Wolff represented in his early days as a young, idealistic music promoter.
May 3, 2011 |
TRIPOLI, Libya - Libyans shouting for revenge buried Moammar Gadhafi's second-youngest son to the thundering sound of antiaircraft fire Monday, as South Africa warned that the NATO bombing that killed him would bring only more violence. Libya's leader did not attend the tumultuous funeral of Seif al-Arab, 29, but older brothers Seif al-Islam and Mohammed paid their respects, thronged by a crowd of several thousand. Jostling to get closer to the coffin, draped with a green Libyan flag, mourners flashed victory signs and chanted "Revenge, revenge for you, Libya.
April 29, 2011 |
Joe Johnson provided his usual offensive spark. His biggest play, though, was getting a hand on a missed shot. Johnson scored 23 points and came up with a huge offensive rebound, leading the Atlanta Hawks to an 84-81 victory in Game 6 last night, knocking the visiting Orlando Magic out of the playoffs. The Hawks, who won the series 4-2, advanced to the second round for the third straight year, this time against top-seeded Chicago. The Magic, who routed Atlanta a year ago in the most lopsided four-game sweep in NBA history, head into an uncertain offseason after their earliest playoff ouster since 2007.
April 20, 2011 |
The first five minutes featured 11 months of pent-up emotion avalanching onto the field. "It was ridiculous. Unexplainable," Moorestown girls' lacrosse goalie Bridget Bianco said. "There was excitement, nerves, worry, anger that needed to come out. Everything you could imagine was just inside of us before the game. " Almost a year after their 10-year instate winning streak was snapped by Shawnee in the South Jersey Group 3 final, the Quakers wasted no time exacting revenge in Wednesday's much anticipated rematch.
April 15, 2011 |
'Without borders" is the operative metaphor of In a Better World , Susanne Bier's urgent and compassionate thriller about the vicious cycle of aggression and revenge. Her gripping drama questions articles of faith about violence and nonviolent response, whether the perpetrator is a schoolyard bully or a vicious warlord. It is a rare film that examines the no-man's-land between principle and action, between ethically considered ideal and gut-gratifying revenge. Haevnen , its Danish title, means "vengeance.
March 17, 2011 |
A former Lower Merion physics teacher who was fired in January for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student years before has sued his accuser in federal court for slander and libel. Although Robert Schanne, 43, does not deny that he had a relationship with Jenna Addis, now 26, he said that it started "well after" she was his student and that Addis last year fabricated a school-age romance only after she became jealous of his relationship with another woman, according to the lawsuit.
March 11, 2011 |
TORONTO - Dan Carcillo was disappointed. He wanted a piece of Maple Leafs defenseman Mike Komisarek, who nearly decapitated him with a hit from behind. Komisarek was given a game misconduct for the first-period hit. And Carcillo can thank the Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara for not getting the opportunity to address the issue himself. Chara sent Montreal's Max Pacioretty to the hospital with a severe concussion and a cracked vertebrae on Tuesday, the result of a scary hit when Chara bounced Pacioretty off the turnbuckle in the boards near the Canadiens' bench.