June 24, 2015 |
TAILGATERS AT Penn State football games will have a new brew to wash down all their 'dogs and ribs next season. The Latrobe City Brewing Co. is producing the Paterno Legacy Series of beer in honor of the late Joe Paterno, who died in January of 2012. JoePa spent 62 seasons with the Lions, 46 as their head coach, before he was fired amid the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. The idea for the beer came from Jay Paterno, Joe's son, who was his father's assistant for 17 seasons.
June 20, 2015 |
Channing: Not so good Channing Tatum , who continues to grow as an artist - and no doubt as a human being - tells fans in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session that some of his early performances weren't exactly worthy of an Oscar. "How many times is too many times to see Step Up ?" one fan asked TC of his 2006 romantic dance film co-starring Jenna Dewan Tatum . "Hahahahaha! I guess you need to see it as many times as it takes you to realize how bad my acting is in it," says TC. "And fast-forward to the dancing parts after that.
June 6, 2015
ISSUE | SPECIAL ATHLETES Relay a message Despite advances that have been made over the years, men, women, and children with disabilities face negative stereotypes on a daily basis. This summer, Special Olympics and Bank of America are providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for people to join the movement for equality. We're bringing the Unified Relay Across America to cities and towns throughout the country, including Philadelphia, where it continues Friday. The relay will give Philadelphians an unprecedented opportunity to show their commitment to inclusion and respect for all by simply getting involved.
March 9, 2015 |
Walter J. "Bud" Ryan thought all young boys and girls should get to play baseball if they wanted to, regardless of their skills. So in spring 1977, he volunteered to coach a team for his son, "Buddy," then 8, in Roxborough. Buddy grew up. Time moved on. But Mr. Ryan stayed with that team year after year, coaching two of his daughters and hundreds of other kids from the neighborhood. This would have been his 38th consecutive season coaching with 21st Ward Junior League Baseball.
March 4, 2015 |
Danza returns to Northeast Tony Danza is coming back to Northeast High School. He taught there during the 2009-2010 school year, basis for the A&E show Teach: Tony Danza . Every year since, he's hosted Teachers vs. Students Talent Show, to raise funds for the school. It's March 23. Kanye drops name of CD On Saturday, Kanye West Twitter'd the title and cover of his next album. Title: So Help Me God . Cover: a four-sided shape with m 's at each corner.
December 7, 2014 |
THERE COULD come a time when Ryan Neher is living a life dedicated to the service and protection of others. But for now, the 6-3, 255-pound center is just happy to be back healthy and protecting quarterbacks and running backs. It was a Tuesday night in October when the Archbishop Wood senior wrenched his left wrist competing in drill work against the scout team. Ever the competitor, the Richboro resident finished practice and gave another go the following day. It was La Salle Week, after all. "I was still able to move it right after," Neher said, "but as it sat, it swelled up. " Bulbous and painful, Neher's wrist was put in a cast, then operated on after a scan revealed a fracture.
November 23, 2014 |
Irvin Fliegelman, 76, formerly of Blue Bell, a retired life insurance agent, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, of dementia at home in Atlantic City. Born in Philadelphia and reared in Norristown, he grew up helping in the family business, Fliegelman's Kiddie Center, on Main Street. He graduated from Norristown High School in 1956. Mr. Fliegelman earned a business degree from Rider College in Trenton in 1960. Later, he served on Rider's board of trustees for 15 years. Mr. Fliegelman worked as a sportswriter and in public relations before joining the Equitable as a life insurance agent in 1966.
June 21, 2014 |
A mist of white chalk sprang from the hands of David Praiss as he dropped a barbell into a shoulder-high stand Thursday morning. He had just come back up from a squatting position when his knees nearly touched his bright-orange "Genuine Jersey" T-shirt - meaning the state, not the fabric. He had 120 kilograms, or 265 pounds, of weight on his shoulders. As many champions do, Praiss pumped his arms in the air while cheers engulfed him inside Kendall Hall at the College of New Jersey in Ewing.
March 28, 2014 |
Former Philadelphia sportscaster Don Tollefson will be released from jail Friday and transferred to an inpatient drug-treatment facility as he awaits trial on felony fraud charges involving an alleged travel-package scam, officials said. The petition to release Tollefson was filed by a public defender - not the two high-profile attorneys who flanked him at his arraignment in Warminster in February, according to court documents. Bucks County Judge James McMaster granted the order on Tuesday, reducing Tollefson's bail from $10,000 to zero.
March 28, 2014 |
THE OVERBROOK man arrested in December who cops say fatally shot a man to steal his expensive headphones was ordered yesterday to stand trial for murder. In upholding murder and related charges against Arkel Tymeer Garcia, 20, Judge Teresa Carr Deni rejected Garcia's police statement in which he claimed to have merely been present with two brothers when one of them shot Christian Massey just before 5 p.m. Nov. 30. During a preliminary hearing, Deni was shown residential surveillance video that captured Massey, 21, walking in the alley behind Lebanon Avenue near 58th Street, in Overbrook.