March 27, 2015 |
JOANNE AND Nicole DeGuio have scoured Needle Park in Kensington. They've knocked on pimps' doors and handed out condoms to prostitutes, all in the hopes of finding whatever information they can about their missing loved one, Amanda. Amanda DeGuio, 25, is Joanne's daughter, Nicole's little sister and a heroin addict. She was last seen at her Drexel Hill home in June. Amanda's addiction kept her away from home before, but she'd always call and check in on her mother, her sister and her two young daughters, ages 3 and 5. But that hasn't happened this time.
March 27, 2015 |
IN THE REALM of arena football, what the Soul did this offseason was comparable to the Eagles' trading LeSean McCoy. Following a mediocre season and first-round playoff loss, the Soul traded Derrick Ross, easily the best fullback in franchise history and largely considered to be the best the AFL has ever known. Traditional running backs are called fullbacks in the arena league. In return, the Soul received a stud linebacker - sound familiar, Eagles fans? - in this case Beau Bell, who was first-team all-AFL for Los Angeles last year.
March 27, 2015
LYNNE ABRAHAM'S campaign trumpeted a very favorable internal poll yesterday showing the ex-district attorney leading the mayor's race by 16 points. A lot of that comes from Abraham's unparalleled name recognition among the field of six vying for Room 215. Early polls ahead of heavy TV advertising don't measure much more than that. Mayor Nutter around this time eight years ago was barely a blip on the chart. Still, it's better to be ahead than to be behind. Rival Doug Oliver , who has less name recognition than anyone, parodied the Abraham poll by releasing a (fake)
March 25, 2015 |
WIDE RECEIVER Marques Colston will be entering his 10th year with the Saints. He is in the red zone of his football life and he's at peace that his playing days are numbered. "Me being on the back end of my career, I know the transition [is inevitable]," said Colston, who joined the ownership group of the Soul this offseason. "They're going to show me the door sooner rather than later. " Colston, 31, had been the owner of a minor league arena football team that played in Harrisburg the last 3 years.
March 25, 2015 |
While the Eagles look for a wide receiver to replace Jeremy Maclin, the Soul have found one. Marques Colston, the New Orleans Saints' all-time leader in four receiving categories, won't be playing for the Soul anytime soon. Instead, the 10-year veteran, who joined the Soul as an ownership partner last fall, will be closely involved with the team. "With me being on the back end of my career, I know they are going to show me the door sooner rather than later," Colston, a seventh-round draft pick out of Hofstra, said of the Saints.
March 13, 2015
NEW YORK - Barely 6 minutes into its quarterfinal game of the Big East Tournament yesterday, Villanova had built a double-digit lead over upset-minded Marquette. This was precisely the formula Jay Wright had preached to his top-seeded team beforehand, the easiest way to cut the legs from under a tired, upset-oriented team before adrenaline could do its magic. Defend the arc, where Marquette had lived the night before against Seton Hall. Rebound, make threes in transition. Gas them.
March 13, 2015 |
THE SOUL will play its May 30 home game in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, the Daily News has learned from a source close to the situation. Philadelphia will play the Las Vegas Outlaws at 6 p.m. on the Saturday after Memorial Day weekend. The game is being billed as the "Brawl at the Hall" and is the initial sporting event for the Atlantic City Sports Commission, a group trying to revitalize the city. The fantasy sports website DraftKings.com is the lead sponsor. Ticket sales will open at noon tomorrow and will be available at www.PhiladelphiaSoul.com or by calling 888-879-SOUL.
March 7, 2015 |
The preeminent Philadelphia instrument? How about the organ? Its legacy runs deep. Consider: the world's largest operational pipe organ, the Wanamaker "King of Organs," right here in Center City since 1911; Girard College Chapel's prized Aeolian-Skinner organ, worked magically by avant-garde jazz iconoclast John Zorn just last May; and much more. On Wednesday night at World Café Live, a free concert called "Home Cooking: Celebrating the Philadelphia Jazz Organ Tradition" focused on the Hammond B-3. The number of soul-jazz B-3 masters from Philly has been staggering: Jimmy McGriff, Don Patterson, Trudy Pitts, Joey DeFrancesco, and more.
February 27, 2015 |
Eating fish on Fridays is a longstanding tradition in Catholic households worldwide dating back to the first century of the modern era. Why abstain from meat? Why on Friday? Why during Lent? Meat once was for celebrations and feasting. Early Christians abstained from eating meat on Friday as a kind of sacrifice and reminder that acknowledged the death of Jesus on the cross on Good Friday. This still holds true today in the Catholic Church, but only on Ash Wednesday, and Fridays during Lent.
February 25, 2015
The Philadelphia Soul will open their 10th season on April 12 at home against the Jacksonville Sharks. Thie home schedule has two Friday, five Saturday, and two Sunday games. Single-game tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at www.comcasttix.com , www.philadelphiasoul.com , and by calling 1-888-789-7685. Jacksonville Sharks Sun., April 12 4 p.m. Cleveland Gladiators Sat., April 18 6 p.m. Portland Thunder Sat., May 2 6 p.m. Orlando Predators Fri., May 8 7:30 p.m. Las Vegas Outlaws Sat., May 30 6 p.m. New Orleans Voodoo Sat., June 6 6 p.m. Tampa Bay Storm Fri., June 26 7:30 p.m. Cleveland Gladiators Sat., July 11 1 p.m. New Orleans Voodoo Sun., Aug. 2 4 p.m.