November 19, 2015 |
THE FIRST RULE of a bandwagon is that you do not jump off, especially when what looks like an engine failure might just be a blown spark plug. Temple complicated its postseason plans with Saturday's loss at South Florida. The Owls missed a chance to clinch the American Athletic Conference East and earn a spot in the AAC Championship Game. They dropped out of the College Football Playoff poll in Wednesday's rankings. The Owls' clear path to a New Year's 6 bowl game is now murky, but it is not opaque.
September 12, 2015 |
Philadelphia City Council began its fall business Thursday with a host of new proposals that ranged from scrutinizing how the city compensates for damage from water-main breaks to requiring many public bathrooms to give up "Men" and "Women" labels and become gender-neutral. The restroom legislation, which would cover only single-occupant bathrooms and not those with multiple stalls, garnered praise from Mayor Nutter. "This bill, which expands and strengthens gender-identity protections, is an important step in support of our LGBT community and reinforces Philadelphia's role as a leader on LGBT issues across the country," Nutter said in a statement.
July 12, 2014 |
Garth's problems Barely a week after he announced that he plans to make an announcement that he plans to return to showbiz after a 13-year retirement, Garth Brooks is nursing a broken heart. Brooks has scrapped the first step in his comeback master plan, a series of mega-concerts later this month in Dublin, Ireland. Brooks, 52, pulled out of the deal when the city refused to give him permits for two of the five planned shows. "I cannot begin to tell you how badly my heart is breaking right now," Brooks wrote to the promoter, according to Rolling Stone mag. Will Dublin survive?
June 29, 2014 |
Their voices echoed as they moved south down Haddon Avenue and under I-676, bouncing back from the light-green metal supports of the overpass as traffic rumbled overhead. "Watch out for kids! Put your cellphones down!" Gabby Colon chanted toward the cars that passed by, some honking in support. Around her walked more than 80 people, crowding and spilling over from the sidewalk into the street. Many wore white T-shirts with a picture of 5-year-old Richard Pagan superimposed on a Captain America shield.
June 28, 2014 |
Dane: It's good to be happy Here's proof that even the hunkiest, most successful actor can be happy. "I honestly think I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be," Eric Dane tells People. "And I'm really happy. " Dane, 41, who gave us heart palpitations as Dr. Mark "McSteamy" Sloan on Grey's Anatomy , is leading a new TNT show, The Last Ship . But things haven't always been so groovy: The dude, who has two daughters - Billie , 4, and Georgia , 2½ - with wife Rebecca Gayheart , hit a couple of speed bumps on his way up: In '09 a vid leaked showing Dane and his wife doing sex with another woman.
February 24, 2014
Just days after the news that Comcast Corp. would expand its national reach by more than a third with its proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable, federal communications regulators announced renewed efforts to set much-needed rules to make sure Internet providers like Comcast and Verizon don't install speed bumps that would slow Web traffic like those Netflix movies cord-cutters plan to stream tonight. The feds' timing is fortuitous, if coincidental. That's because the challenge of preserving an open Internet - as the Federal Communications Commission hopes to do - will be a central issue as the huge Comcast-Time Warner merger seeks required government approvals in the coming months.
August 20, 2013 |
IT WAS about 1 o'clock on a recent Saturday morning. Not a single car was on the long stretch of Enterprise Avenue behind Philadelphia International Airport. Then, suddenly, cars were everywhere, as a nomadic herd of speed freaks claimed a couple of lanes and started to line up for a late-night lightning round of drag racing. A crowd gathered on either side. Two at a time, they screeched down the road. When the next pair pulled up, spectators waved into the distance, trying to clear other drivers out of the way. Like clockwork, though, a cop soon came tearing down Island Avenue and onto Enterprise.
June 9, 2012 |
New Jersey State Police plan to remove those white-and-red plastic "Slow Speed — No Wake" barrels from busy channels to "eliminate many of the unnecessary regulatory buoys that litter waterways," according to a statement touting the move. Admittedly, the buoys aren't the prettiest part of the landscape, but calling them litter is like calling stop signs garbage. They are essential to public safety. Eliminating warning buoys will only set the stage for more boating accidents, harm the fragile habitats of shore birds, plants, shellfish, and turtles, and require more frequent channel dredging.
December 19, 2011 |
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Last week, first-year Temple football coach Steve Addazio insisted that one game wouldn't define his team's season. Nevertheless, closing impressions do tend to be, well, more lasting. Saturday at New Mexico's University Stadium, the Owls won their first bowl game since 1979, and the second in program history. And they did so in convincing fashion, 37-15 over a Wyoming team (8-5) that had finished third in the Mountain West behind TCU and Boise State.
August 31, 2011 |
When you're a small public company, you usually don't want to be one of the day's most actively traded stocks. Invariably, it means bad news has unnerved investors. So it was Tuesday with NuPathe Inc. , a 61/2-year-old Conshohocken drug-development firm, when it disclosed that federal regulators had questions that will delay the launch of its first product. NuPathe said the Food and Drug Administration issued a complete-response letter in connection with its review of the migraine treatment Zelrix.