August 13, 2012 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Juan Castillo spent nearly three weeks trying to ward off the recollection of last season and his uneven inaugural campaign as Eagles defensive coordinator, preferring to dwell on the benefits of a full offseason with his team and his system. The first public glimpse of Castillo's group came against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Thursday's preseason opener, when the Eagles' first-team defense allowed a touchdown and a field goal in its only two series on the field. Castillo no longer needed to talk about what had gone wrong in 2011; he had to explain why the defense seemed to have the same issues it had last year.
July 14, 2012 |
BRIGANTINE, N.J. - People who sit on the beaches of Ventnor, Wildwood, and Atlantic City - where the ice cream man will put his box down and hand over a banana Fudge Bomb without your even moving, except to find the money - might be shocked to learn that in Brigantine, people lack this fundamental Jersey Shore right. And that, for the most part, they do not care. But that, possibly as early as next week, when the City Council is scheduled to vote on a seven-page ice cream ordinance 15 years in the making, they could at last be granted the right of beach ice-cream sales.
June 22, 2012 |
Q: I am into S&M — and I don't mean Steve and Mia. I am a sub, but my husband is not a dom. When we started dating five years ago, I refused to have sex until I was able to reveal myself. I told him to research it and get back to me if he was still interested. He did come back, and we had an incredible relationship for three years. Then we married and the first year was great. But over the past year he has slowly gotten rid of my sexual paraphernalia. He has pushed me into what I term vanilla sex. Initially, I gave in because it was something he needed, and since he gave me what I wanted, it was only fair.
January 3, 2012 |
DALLAS - The future finally has arrived for a Penn State football program that has spent the last couple of months mired in a sort of limbo. Well, actually, the real future can't begin until a new head coach is hired, a process that seemingly is taking longer than the thawing of glaciers. But yesterday's 30-14 loss to pass-happy Houston in the second annual TicketCity Bowl at least brings a closure of sorts. It marks the end of a 2011 season that is at once historic (as the last of Joe Paterno's 46 years as head coach)
September 7, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - Even before President Obama announces his jobs package this week, Republican congressional leaders returned to Washington on Tuesday criticizing most of the proposals as nonstarters. It shows the difficult road the White House faces in getting any legislation through the divided Congress this fall. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R., Ohio) and Rep. Eric Cantor (R., Va.), the majority leader, called on Obama to convene a bipartisan meeting of congressional leaders to discuss job-creation strategies before his address to a joint session of Congress on Thursday.
June 17, 2011 |
How do you get a contemporary-flavored musical about mental illness - a bipolar personality and her semidysfunctional family - successfully to Broadway, and now the road? Not easily, not quickly, allowed Tom Kitt, composer of the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical "Next to Normal. " It opens at the Academy of Music on Tuesday with original cast member Alice Ripley in the lead role that won her a Tony. "Any musical is a major undertaking," said Kitt last week, during a breather between rehearsals for the New York Shakespeare in the Park production of "All's Well That Ends Well" that he's tuned up with original songs and incidental music.
February 18, 2011 |
Maurice Grobes' history with the Germantown Y says as much about the civil-rights movement as it does about his long relationship with the community and fitness center. "I've been a member since the 1960s, when they first started letting blacks join," said Grobes, who has lived in the neighborhood since 1955. "I had a lot of firsts here. I learned how to play handball and racquetball here. " Grobes, 65, also remembers sitting down with neighborhood friends in the steam room for weekly chats.
January 24, 2010 |
METAIRIE, La. - If it wasn't for a certain foursome, Jahri Evans believes he would not have had the opportunity to face the Minnesota Vikings' fearsome front four. Growing up in North Philadelphia, the New Orleans Saints guard had "four moms" - his mother, Katreen Hopkins, and his three older sisters, Carmela, Geana, and Cheryl. They are the reason he is playing in tonight's NFC championship game against Minnesota, the 26-year-old Evans said. "My mother was strict, but not overly strict," said Jahri (pronounced Jah-ree)
November 3, 2009 |
After weeks of hand-wringing, Congress' top Democratic leaders have finally offered their own versions of health-care legislation for the consideration of their respective chambers and the American public. Well, almost. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has not fully released his bill because he's waiting for the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office to analyze its fiscal impact. President Obama has said he will sign only legislation that costs less than $900 billion and is deficit-neutral, so Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have their marching orders.
April 11, 2009 |
Cole Hamels rejects the notion that athletes should play through injuries, and questions the sense of risking his health and the team's success to prove toughness. So after a dismal regular-season debut, in which he allowed 11 hits and seven runs in 3 2/3 innings in a 10-3 loss to Colorado at Coors Field, the lefthander swore that command - not his elbow - was at fault. "If there were something because of my arm that was causing it, I would definitely take myself out of the game," said Hamels, who is 25 years old. "That's not going to help the team win, giving up seven-spots every time you go out just because you're trying to be tough and muscle through things.