September 28, 2010 |
David Appolon entered the summer hoping to draw attention from major college basketball programs. As things stood recently, however, his pursuers included Robert Morris, Mount St. Mary's, Long Island and Austin Peay. "What it came down to," he said, "was going into the season and trying to see what else could happen or making my decision now and going with a school that I knew really wanted me. "I competed hard for my summer team, Team Philly, but things didn't go too great for us. Since I was the point guard and the ball was in my hands, [the lack of success]
May 16, 2012 |
THREE COLLEGES based in Florida had been making overtures to Britton Lee because of his basketball skills. Monday night, however, the 5-10, 175-pound guard from Roman Catholic made an oral commitment to Robert Morris, in Pittsburgh. That might seem like a curious move, especially since Lee is a junior, but it makes every last bit of sense to him. "Why am I doing this? Because of all the loyalty they've shown," Lee said. "They've been after me since 2 years ago. And they were my very first offer.
May 15, 2012 |
That might seem like a curious move, especially since Lee is a junior, but it makes every last bit of sense to him. "Why am I doing this? Because of all the loyalty they've shown," Lee said. "They've been after me since 2 years ago. And they were my very first offer. Any time they've been able to call me [by NCAA rule], they've done it. And any time they've been able to see me play [in AAU events], they've done that, too. "With my AAU team, Team Final, I've recently been to Minneapolis, Minnesota and Hampton, Virginia.
December 1, 1998 |
Elizabeth J. Morris Ebert, 76, a retired New Jersey state employee who was a descendant of a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, died Saturday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton Township, N.J. She had moved to Hamilton Township from Morrisville in 1974. Mrs. Ebert was born in Morrisville, a direct descendant of Robert Morris, for whom Morrisville Borough was named. He was one of only six people who signed both the Declaration and the Constitution.
February 28, 1993 |
They met on the ballroom floor eight years ago and haven't stopped dancing since. "We were doing the tango," said Robert Morris of Lansdowne, about the Victorian dance event in Cape May where he met his future wife, Katherine Terzi. "It's still one of our favorite dances. " In their professional lives, Morris is a biochemist and Widener University professor, while Terzi is a horticulturist with the U.S. Forest Service in Radnor. Their passion is vintage dancing, particularly the lost or little- remembered dances.
March 16, 2010 |
Villanova got exactly what it had wanted for the entire 2008-09 season for the first round of the NCAA tournament: to play at the Wachovia Center before a sellout crowd filling the building with shouts of: "Let's Go 'Nova. " But from early on and through the first half, the cheers were muted, meaning the night wasn't going the way the Wildcats had planned. The upstarts from American, a 14th seed, were doing their best to spoil the party. Early in the second, the Eagles held a 45-31 lead, threatening to end the third-seeded Cats' run to the Final Four as it was barely out of the blocks.
February 18, 1993 |
They danced the "Paul Jones" at Winterthur Museum Saturday. The Paul Jones, popular in the ragtime period from 1895 to 1915, was performed by dance historians Katherine Terzi and Robert Morris of Lansdowne at a Tea Dance for 60 people held at the museum north of Wilmington. "It's a dance where you change partners," said Morris, who is a biochemist by day and, with horticulturist Terzi, teaches small groups "semi- extinct dances" Tuesday nights. "It's a really lovely dance.
September 17, 1992 |
"Hell, no, I won't go," Collingdale's police chief, Robert Morris, has responded to what he says was a request from Republican leader Joseph Dorsey that he retire by Oct. 1. Morris said Dorsey's message was conveyed to him orally last week by Mayor Frank Kelly. The chief turns 55 on Oct. 10 and would then be eligible for full pension benefits. He has been on the police force for 28 years, 13 as chief. "I still have a daughter in college, and need to stay on the job," Morris said Tuesday.
April 28, 2004 |
After a prosecutor argued yesterday that evidence shows that Robert Morris Jr. is "a baby-killer," the 27-year-old Roxborough man was ordered to stand trial on charges his killed his four infant children over eight years. "Your Honor, you can't look at this case in a vacuum," Assistant District Attorney Ed Cameron told Municipal Court Judge Marsha H. Neifield. "There is one similarity in all these cases, and that's the defendant. " The prosecutor's case hinges on testimony from the Medical Examiner's Office that the babies - two girls and two boys - likely died from homicidal asphyxiation, not sudden infant death syndrome or other illnesses.
July 25, 2004 |
When Joe Doyle was asked to write a play celebrating the life of Robert Morris, he was a bit apprehensive. "Like most people, all I knew of Morris was he was the financier of the Revolution. That scared the heck out of me. . . . Boring," he said, with the emphasis on bor. This coming from the man who has been onstage in theaters from Philadelphia to Washington as Morris' fellow founding father, John Adams. With an established affinity for history and theater, Doyle began research on Morris, for whom Morrisville was named.