February 23, 2015 |
Carsten Vissering, a senior at Georgetown Prep and a USC recruit, didn't disappoint Saturday when he smashed the meet record in the breaststroke at the Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships at La Salle University. He might have left the meet disappointed, though, thanks to Penn Charter's Reece Whitley. Whitley, the 6-foot-8, 15-year-old Quakers freshman with Olympic aspirations, finished in 53.66 seconds, nine hundredths of a second ahead of Vissering to set the new mark.
September 22, 2014 |
Having felt the pangs of losing an embarrassing home game to what was believed to be a lesser opponent last year, the Temple Owls wanted to play as complete a game as they could on Saturday to set the table for play in the American Athletic Conference. It turned out a full game wasn't needed. The Owls scored 49 points by halftime in a 59-0 destruction of overmatched Delaware State (0-4) in front of an announced crowd of 19,202 at Lincoln Financial Field. The 59-point victory was the largest by the Owls in the modern era of college football (since 1971)
September 5, 2014
STRUGGLING nonprofit organizations, desperate to fund their good causes, may not know that there's a simple and surefire way to get a steady stream of money: get elected to office. Actually, it's not much of a secret: many, many elected officials know how this works. Some, like former state Rep. Mike Veon and state Sen. Vince Fumo, know it so well they've served jail time. The practice itself is not illegal - a public official can establish a nonprofit charitable organization, and then open up the earmarks tap to get public dollars to fund the group.
May 1, 2014 |
EAST PIKELAND A tractor-trailer on Tuesday morning heavily damaged a historic covered bridge in East Pikeland Township that the state spent $1.5 million rehabilitating three years ago. The truck was traveling from Route 23 to Route 113 when the driver went over the Rapps Dam Road covered bridge shortly before 10 a.m., damaging support beams on the roof and sides. The state bridge was built in 1866, reconstructed in 1978, and upgraded in 2011, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
April 6, 2014 |
TWENTY-TWO PEOPLE were hospitalized yesterday after a violent crash sent a SEPTA bus careening into a building in Chinatown, authorities said. The collision happened just before 5 p.m. yesterday at the intersection of 11th and Vine streets, SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch said. A Mazda sedan blew through a red light on Vine Street and slammed into the side of a Route 23 bus, forcing the bus onto the sidewalk, where it smashed into a traffic light, three parked cars and the side of the Chinese Christian Church & Center before coming to a stop, SEPTA Transit Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel said at the scene.
August 31, 2013 |
Hymie's Merion Delicatessen had good luck and bad luck Thursday morning. The bad luck came in the form of a Dodge Ram pickup truck that crashed through the front wall, on the dining-room side, of the popular Lower Merion Township restaurant. The good luck was that the accident occurred an hour before opening time, so no diners were there and all the employees were in the other half of the restaurant. No one was injured except the driver, who one witness said was bleeding from his face.
August 28, 2013 |
A vandal smashed two windows of a coffee shop in South Philadelphia's Point Breeze neighborhood over the weekend, causing about $2,000 in property damage, police said. The owner of OCF Coffee House, Ori C. Feibush, said Monday that he reviewed surveillance video of the incident and is "confident" police will identify and arrest the culprit. "The video clearly shows this was deliberate, it was planned, and it was coordinated," said Feibush, 29, a real estate developer. Feibush, who has been embroiled in a long-running dispute with residents who oppose his redevelopment company, blamed the attack on a neighborhood group, the Point Breeze Organizing Committee.
March 20, 2013
THE WAIT for Leslie Odom Jr.'s "Smash" close-up is nearly over. The Philadelphia-raised actor was promoted to a regular this season. That was mostly good news for his character, Sam, who went from the chorus of "Bombshell" to a principal role in the "Book of Mormon" tour, leaving behind his boyfriend Tom (Christian Borle) and best friend Ivy (Megan Hilty). Maybe less so for Odom, who's been missing from "Smash" for weeks (along, sadly, with much of the original audience). Sam returns in the March 26 episode - the last before "Smash" moves to 9 p.m. Saturdays April 6 - and he's back with a big solo.
March 14, 2013
A woman was arrested in Parx Casino earlier this month for smashing a beer bottle over the head of a fellow slots player that blew cigarette smoke in her face, according to police records. Dana Sarne, 30, from Morrisville, asked Paula White to extinguish her cigarette while the two were playing slots on March 4, records say. Sarne said the smoke was irritating her asthma. According to the records, the two were playing in the casino's smoking section. White refused to put out the cigarette, records say, then blew smoke in Sarne's face.
February 6, 2013
* SMASH. 9 p.m. Tuesday, NBC10. LIKE A Broadway-bound show that opens out of town - or has a rocky time in previews - NBC's "Smash" returns for its second season Tuesday still a work in progress. But at least there is progress. Maybe no one ever envisioned that a show about the making of a Broadway musical would become a metaphor for the process itself, but with creator Theresa Rebeck having exited at the end of a first season that attracted nearly as many hate-watchers as it did fans, "Smash" is working to clean up the nonmusical parts of its act. Which is also what's happening on "Bombshell," the show's Marilyn Monroe musical.