October 13, 2015 |
Joshua delights in solving computer problems, and he excels at it. Those who know the 11-year-old say he is an IT expert. When not on the computer, Joshua can frequently be found surfing the Web on his iPad. He also enjoys swimming and taking drum lessons. Joshua does well in school, where he benefits from a small class size and individual attention. He is passionate about anything relating to science. He especially loves learning about dinosaurs and sea creatures. Last semester, he earned three school achievement awards, which mean a lot to him. He plans to work hard to receive more awards.
September 8, 2015 |
Despite his many physical challenges, Darnell is a happy 13-year-old. He enjoys being surrounded by people, and when someone says his name, he responds with a smile. Although he is unable to see the television screen, he likes listening to cartoons, and delights in singing and being sung to. When in his recreational swing, he smiles often and makes cooing sounds. Darnell receives physical, occupational, and speech therapy in his specialized school setting. He has a feeding tube and a tracheotomy tube, and will need lifelong care.
April 10, 2015 |
E DDIE MURPHY will be awarded the nation's top prize for humor this year by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Why? He's Gumby, dammit! The center announced yesterday that Murphy, 54, will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Oct. 18, so he has six months to come up with something to say (unlike his "SNL 40" appearance). The humor prize honors those who influence society through their social commentary and satire in the tradition of Mark Twain . Like "Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood"?
September 4, 2014 |
ONE YEAR into the Chip Kelly era, there is a recurring theme among the Eagles players who work the fringes of the team. The role guys, the special-teams players, the likely to be inactives. They've got their, um, stuff together. At least more together than many of their peers. They take little for granted. They appreciate their station on this roster, rather than feel slighted by it. They speak repeatedly about their self-belief, and about the background names that anchor and lift them.
May 13, 2014 |
KHALIF HERBIN'S story is remarkable. In large part because it almost never became a story at all. You only have to be around him for a few minutes to know that Temple's slightly built wide receiver/kick returner with the engaging smile was obviously raised the right way. By, as it turns out, someone who didn't have to take on such a responsibility. "I just did the best I could," said his mother, Lynda Jones. Even if she wasn't the woman who brought him into the world.
February 6, 2014 |
Rita Miller, who helped found Better Investing in Philadelphia, the local chapter of a national investment-education club, said the best thing she's learned about the markets is "not to watch them every day. " Good advice, especially after Monday, when the Dow Jones index tumbled 326 points, or 2.1 percent, the biggest one-day sell-off in more than seven months, on concerns about a sluggish U.S. economy. Miller invites the public to Better Investing's Philly chapter meetings the second Saturday of every month.
July 3, 2013
DEAR ABBY: My brother-in-law, "Dave," has twice kissed me passionately when my sister was not around. I made light of it and pushed him away. The third time it happened was when he came to my house to do a little repair job for me. That time he also grabbed my breast. I exploded and told him off. Later on, Dave called and said he was going to come back to do some other things that needed attention. I told him he was not welcome in my house and that I'm furious he would do such a thing.
March 21, 2013
DEAR ABBY: Is there such a thing as non-physical sexual abuse? When I was young, my father would fondle my mother when I came to sleep with them when I had a nightmare. (She would rebuff his advances.) He would also watch porn in front of me. As I matured, he made comments about my figure. He'd tell dirty jokes or talk about sexually inappropriate things. But with all of this, he never touched me or assaulted me. As I grew up I thought the only thing I had to offer was being sexy.
October 8, 2012 |
Shante is a pleasant 13-year-old who loves Sesame Street characters, so she was thrilled recently to visit Sesame Place, where she met Big Bird, Elmo, and some of the others she loves to watch on television. Later, she was delighted to have lunch with them. She also played games and toured the park. Other things that make Shante happy are listening to Justin Bieber, playing basketball, watching the Philadelphia Eagles, and anything in the color pink. She can be shy when meeting new people, but soon warms up. Shante enjoys going to school, where she benefits from special education classes and is learning life skills.
September 29, 2012 |
After everything author Karen E. Quinones Miller has been through - the loss of both parents at a too-young age, poverty, watching her brother and sister become victims of the unforgiving Harlem streets, enduring an abusive marriage and raising her daughter as a single parent - the hardest thing she's ever done in her life, she said, was self-publish her first book, Satin Doll . At least she knew what to expect in Harlem. Everything about self-publishing was unexpected. And with her eighth novel, An Angry-Ass Black Woman , set for release on Tuesday, it would appear the self-publishing struggle was very well worth it. Satin Doll was later picked up by Simon & Schuster, and Miller's subsequent books have been published by commercial houses.