February 6, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA boxing legend Bernard Hopkins was 23 when he landed his first professional fight. Rising star Danny Garcia, of North Philly, was 19 years. On Friday, night, 17-year-old Milton "El Santo" Santiago, of Warminster, will make his pro debut. Santiago is taking on Moses Molina at the National Guard Armory on Southampton Road in Northeast Philadelphia. Pennsylvania does not allow fighters under 18 to become professionals, but the State Athletic Commission waived the rule on the grounds that Santiago boasts a 184-12 amateur record.
February 1, 2014 |
Paulina García is on screen for just about every frame of Gloria , Chile's official Academy Awards entry for best foreign-language film. (It didn't make the final cut of five - a shame.) The actress inhabits the title role, bringing this fiftysomething woman alive in ways that are haunting and raw. As a divorced office worker, with a grown son and daughter busy with their own lives, García's Gloria frequents clubs, dancing to disco, drinking and smoking, occasionally meeting a man and spending the night with him. Back in her apartment, she eats and sleeps and shoos out a pesky hairless cat that belongs to a neighbor.
July 12, 2013 |
TOMORROW, Phillies fans will see a young White Sox lefthander who throws a mean screwball. And if the pitch looks a bit familiar, well . . . "They made me watch tapes of Tug McGraw when I was learning to throw it," Hector Santiago said yesterday before boarding a plane for Philly where he will start opposite John Lannan tomorrow afternoon. "No one throws it anymore. " The Phillies, he said, can expect him to throw the screwy pitch early and often. "I had a lot of success with it in my last game," he said, "so I think they'll see it more than any other team this season.
November 4, 2012 |
SANTIAGO, Chile - Manzana! Manzana! ("Apple! Apple!") This was the sudden hue and cry in the Santiago airport when I arrived in Chile this summer, semi-delirious after traveling about 18 hours with a big fat Fuji in my purse that I had forgotten to eat. This violated every international law against agricultural imports, and all at once there were several officers, many documents, and much stamping of same until I was finally released without a...
June 14, 2012 |
When Fabian Santiago was a freshman, he was a speedy 100-meter runner who couldn't see past the finish line. "If you asked him to run 110 meters, it wasn't going to happen," Oakcrest coach Les Petty said. Santiago thought of himself as a future football star in those days. Track was just something he did to get in shape for his main sport in the fall. By the spring of his sophomore year, Santiago was fast enough to win the 100 meters at the Group 4 state championships.
March 29, 2012 |
Glen McDaniel, the Philadelphia tow-truck driver convicted Wednesday of using his vehicle to murder a rival driver in September 2010, did catch one break: He was found not guilty of causing an accident involving death or personal injury. But that was only because Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Minehart said that what McDaniel did to Ray Santiago, also of Philadelphia, was no accident. Minehart then sentenced McDaniel, 27, to spend the rest of his life in state prison without parole after finding him guilty of first-degree murder for repeatedly running over Santiago.
October 7, 2011 |
EMILIO Estevez's oddball road movie, "The Way," does not have a moneymaking bone in its body, and I mean that in a good way. It's a true indie, financed outside the system, promoted via an old-fashioned barnstorming tour by Estevez and his dad, Martin Sheen, who are riding around the U.S. in a bus, hosting promotional screenings. The whole thing is a family affair - the idea came from one of Estevez's own sons who, while living in Spain, learned of the ritual of the Camino de Santiago - an 800-kilometer spiritual pilgrimage through the Pyrenees and Basque region of Spain.
September 30, 2011 |
A search began Thursday evening for a 75-year-old woman last seen at her home in the Oxford Circle section of Philadelphia. Carmen Santiago, who has Alzheimer's, is a 4-foot-10, 140-pound Hispanic woman with brown hair, and salt-and-pepper hair. She may be wearing a navy blue top and blue pants. She lives in 6600 block of Roosevelt Boulevard, near Magee Avenue, and was known to frequent the area near Cottman Avenue and the boulevard. Her absence was noticed shortly after 7 p.m. If anyone knows of her whereabouts, contact Northeast Detectives at 215-686-3153 or call 911. Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
August 31, 2011 |
RAMON SANTIAGO hit a solo homer in the 10th inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 2-1 win over the visiting Kansas City Royals last night. Santiago, who entered the game in the eighth as a pinch-runner, lifted Aaron Crow's pitch over the rightfield wall for only his fourth homer of the year. Joaquin Benoit (4-3) pitched two innings for the Tigers, matching his longest outing of the season. Crow (3-4) struck out Wilson Betemit with the bases loaded to end the ninth, and he got the first out of the 10th before allowing Santiago's surprising homer.
May 28, 2011 |
EGG HARBOR TWP., N.J. - Oakcrest's Fabian Santiago and Timber Creek's Damiere Byrd expressed different feelings about running the 100-meter dash Friday, the first day of competition in the NJSIAA sectional Group 4 and 3 track and field championships. But the two sprinters had one thing in common to highlight the day: victory in the glamour event in Group 4 and 3, respectively. Their teams also led in the standings, Oakcrest with 38 points and Timber Creek with 71 when the day ended.