March 7, 2016 |
Jamal Goode thought he had let his teammates down seconds before Simon Gratz won a Class 4A first-round overtime thriller, 63-61, against Lower Merion on Saturday. Goode, a 5-foot-8 senior for District 12's third-seeded Bulldogs (16-9), plucked the ball from an offensive player as the Aces tried to overcome a one-point deficit in the waning seconds of overtime at Harriton High. However, Goode controlled the ball only briefly before losing it out of bounds with 27.9 seconds remaining.
March 4, 2016 |
Nina Simone 's family isn't "Feeling Good. " A biopic starring Zoe Saldana as the R&B/Jazz chanteuse who died at age 70 in 2003, is due in April and the family is not pleased. A fresh round of criticism for the film erupted after the trailer and poster for "Nina" were unveiled Wednesday. Saldana posted a quote from the singer and civil rights activist on Twitter, and Simone's estate responded with: "Cool story but please take Nina's name out your mouth. For the rest of your life.
February 14, 2016
Simon's Fund is all about awareness and raising fun and funds, but most important, about getting to the heart of the matter, which means providing tests ahead of time to detect heart problems and sudden cardiac arrest. On Jan. 30, more than 300 attended the annual Simon's Soiree at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel to eat, drink, raise funds, and honor Brian Hainline, chief medical officer of the NCAA, with the Protect This Heart Award. Hainline was recognized for his efforts to increase awareness about sudden cardiac arrest in students.
February 5, 2016 |
GROWING UP IN South Philadelphia, Mildred Millicent Banks Hanton Barron had a best friend in her younger sister, Geraldine. The two were the third and fourth of six children born to Wilbert Banks and Maggie Cooper Banks. "They always shared each other's secrets," Barron's daughter Geraldine Barnes said. "They were very close. " Mildred Barron and Geraldine Banks Tippin were born just 10 months apart. They died last month just eight days apart. Barron had moved from her South Philadelphia home in September to live with her daughter in Bear, Del. Barron, 87, known as "Milly" to family and friends, died Jan. 30 after she collapsed at home.
January 23, 2016 |
David F. Simon, longtime chief legal officer at the former Jefferson Health System, has been named to the same job at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, the medical school on City Avenue said Thursday. Less than a year ago, Simon joined Elliott Greenleaf, a Blue Bell law firm, as senior shareholder and co-chairman of the firm's executive committee. His last day at the firm is Jan. 29, PCOM said. Jay Feldstein, PCOM's president, and Simon know each other from working together at the former US Health Care.
January 16, 2016 |
Ben Franklin senior Omar Young-Jordan wasn't about to let his team taste its first defeat in Public League play Thursday at Simon Gratz. In the fourth quarter of the Electrons' come-from-behind, 59-54 overtime victory, the 6-foot-6, 180-pound center scored 11 points, grabbed three rebounds, blocked two shots, and added two steals. "What I was saying through the entire game was, 'We're going home,' " Young-Jordan said. "'I'm going to take everybody home. We're going to get this win and then we're going home.' " The relative basketball neophyte finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and four blocked shots.
November 18, 2015 |
THE TWO lasting memories of being a Flyer, in Simon Gagne's mind, are pretty fitting ones, mostly because of the way they bookend his significant time in Philadelphia. The first, he told reporters on a conference call Friday, was his rookie season. The 1999-2000 season, a year after the Flyers selected the Quebec native 22nd overall, saw the Flyers fall one game short of reaching the Stanley Cup Final. But Gagne scored 20 goals and tallied 28 assists that season, turning 20 in February.
November 13, 2015 |
LAURINE SIMONS didn't just read a newspaper or magazine. If she saw something interesting - and this well-rounded woman didn't have to turn many pages before a gem of information caught her eye - she would clip it out and show it to family and friends. That was just the way Laurine was, not only finding fascinating accounts of life on the planet to educate herself, but passionate about sharing them with others. She contributed her knowledge to two self-help books, wrote poetry and encouraged others to read through literacy programs.
September 17, 2015 |
FOR ALL intents and purposes, Simon Gagne's career was over in December, when he left the Boston Bruins to care for his late father, Pierre, who was losing his battle with liver cancer. His last game with the Bruins was Dec. 6. Fittingly, he scored a goal, one of just three he scored in his 23 games last season. He took a leave of absence following that game in Arizona and never returned to the Bruins after his father passed away the day after Christmas. Yesterday morning, Gagne officially decided to call it a career.
August 17, 2015 |
It's one of those stories that has lodged in the minds of many for its injustice and irony. Nina Simone - before she was Nina Simone, when she was still an aspiring classical pianist named Eunice Waymon - auditioned for the Curtis Institute of Music and was rejected on grounds of her race. The tale bubbles up every few years, refracted through the times, as it is doing again in our era of Ferguson and Sandra Bland. Simone herself recounted the story repeatedly during her lifetime.