November 12, 2011
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - They appeared in the tunnel at the appointed moment and entered the stadium in neat rows, file after file of football players walking unhurriedly with their arms linked together. On a normal football Saturday at Penn State, the home team enters in a rushing torrent of emotion, but this was not a normal football Saturday. It was like no game in the 125-year history of Penn State football. This was the game played after a week of horrible revelations close to the football program that had left their world unhinged.
October 30, 2011 |
For some inmates, prison is transformative. Behind bars, they become remorseful, newly humble, introspective. Vince Fumo is not that inmate. From the federal prison camp in Ashland, Ky., the former Democratic powerhouse has been sending out e-mails full of rage, self-justification, and promises to settle scores. In short, vintage Vince. In an 86-page court filing Friday, the U.S. Attorney's Office made public a massive cache of Fumo e-mails over the last six months in which he lashed out at the federal prosecutors who pursued him, the jury that convicted him, and the reporters who dug into him. In the e-mails, Fumo attacks a host of former allies he thinks betrayed him - and dismissed his offenses as "my so-called crime.
May 20, 2011 |
CHICAGO - Since as far back as their brains will allow them to remember, Markieff and Marcus Morris have done everything - everything - together. And since they started taking their basketball seriously, back in the ninth grade, their dream also has been the same - to play in the NBA. Now, as the dream appears to be creeping closer to reality, it has become apparent to the both of them that it probably will be the first thing to tear them away from each other. The identical twins are in Chicago at the NBA Draft Combine, where over the span of 3 days they will work out and interview for prospective teams in preparation for the June 23 draft.
March 30, 2011 |
Question: I am in my early 20s, a college graduate, focused on the beginnings of my career, and a year ago I got out of a long-term relationship because I realized I didn't want to marry him. I have worked on some issues I have had my whole life (seen a therapist to work through child abuse), and I have never felt better. And I really am happy being single. There is just one thing I really, really miss about being in a relationship: physical contact. Recently I became friends with a guy, and we turned into friends with benefits.
March 10, 2011 |
With fresh ashes on her forehead, Heather Dineen walked out of the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul on Wednesday troubled but resolute. Troubled by the news that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia this week placed an additional 21 priests on administrative leave pending a review of accusations against them. Resolute about her faith. "What's happened is terrible, and it makes you think about a lot of things," said Dineen, 25, a graduate student from Wynnewood. "But to me, the church isn't the church on Earth, it's your faith in general.
November 19, 2010 |
Kristin Scott Thomas has a look - a vein tensing on her forehead, sunken blue eyes, down-curled lips - that screams anguish. But it's a quiet, sorrowful scream; the actress simply resonates pain, loss, despair. All she had to do in 2008's I've Loved You So Long - an extraordinary performance - was light a cigarette. She exhaled the hurt in her soul along with the smoke. In Catherine Corsini's Leaving , Scott Thomas is Suzanne, another unhappy number. Married to a physician (Yvan Attal)
August 19, 2010 |
Birthdays tend to be joyful occasions, but for Malika Scott, July 12 will forever be a painful reminder of the day her brother was shot to death. "We were best friends. That was my favorite brother," said Malika, who turned 19 that day. "He had planned to have a party for my birthday. " Markiese Scott, 23, was killed when someone fired multiple shots into his vehicle after he left a bowling alley at 72nd Street and Elmwood Avenue in Southwest Philly. Scott was hit in the head at 11:20 p.m., and a 20-year-old woman with him suffered a graze wound to the back.
March 20, 2010
What kind of an investment guarantees that if you plunk down $100,000, you will recover almost all of your money in just two years, and then receive nearly $50,000 a year after that? For the brief 25 months she put in as city managing director, Camille Barnett could take advantage of such a lucrative retirement deal courtesy of long-suffering Philadelphia taxpayers. While she won't be here long enough to vest in the city pension system by her June 30 departure, Barnett is eligible to buy into the retirement plan by virtue of her public service in other top government posts in Austin, Texas, and Washington.
July 12, 2009 |
After 63 years, I decided to return. A year ago June, my son and I traveled to Paris and Normandy, including stops at Omaha Beach, Rouen, Caen, and Le Havre, where I served in 1944 and 1945. I was with the Navy Ship Salvage Unit Foxy 29. I landed on Omaha Beach at the end of June 1944 on the LST-291 with a cargo of tanks for the Army. Our mission was to clear the heavily mined ports of Cherbourg and Le Havre of ships and cranes that the Germans had sunk to impede our supply ships.
March 9, 2009
RE JENICE Armstrong's recent column "Babes in Adultland": It's about time someone revived the discussion about the devastating social impact of children having children. Adolescents apparently don't have the maturity to know that if they can't choose abstinence, then they need to use contraception. And then they're ill-equipped, at best, to raise the children when they are born. When an adult grandparent can step in to assist, so much the better. But all too often, especially in pervasively impoverished communities, children who have children were raised by parents who were children themselves at childbirth (and whose own parents were in the same boat)