December 6, 2011 |
COLLEGE basketball coaches Pat Summitt (Tennessee women) and Mike Krzyzewski (Duke men) were selected yesterday as Sports Illustrated's sportswoman and sportsman of the year. Summitt, who announced in August she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia, earned her 1,075th career victory Sunday. Krzyzewski passed Bob Knight as winningest men's coach on Nov. 15. In other college news: * Quarterbacks Robert Griffin III (Baylor) and Andrew Luck (Stanford)
November 11, 2011 |
Veteran public official Lee Solomon, president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, will be nominated to return to his previous position as a Camden County Superior Court judge, Gov. Christie said Thursday. The Haddonfield Republican has been a county freeholder, state assemblyman, county prosecutor, state monitor of the Camden police, and deputy U.S. attorney for South Jersey. Solomon, 57, was a judge from 2006 to 2010. After Christie was elected in 2009, he asked Solomon, who worked under him when the governor was U.S. attorney, to take a cabinet-level position heading the BPU. The agency regulates natural gas, electricity, water, telecommunications, and cable TV. "If anybody else in the world had asked me to leave the bench, I would have said no," Solomon said at a joint Statehouse news conference.
October 8, 2011 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - No more watching for Justin Verlander. The Detroit Tigers ace is back on his normal routine to start the American League Championship Series opener. Verlander will pitch against defending American League champion Texas on regular rest Saturday night. It'll be the fifth day after his Game 3 start in the AL division series that was a restart of sorts since rain halted the series opener of aces after just 11/2 innings. Tigers manager Jim Leyland was steadfast in sticking with the decision not to use his 24-game winner in the clinching game of the ALDS against the New York Yankees on Thursday night, even though Verlander volunteered to pitch in relief, and the manager joked with the big righthander about doing so during the 3-2 victory.
October 7, 2011 |
FORMER ALL-STAR third baseman Robin Ventura is replacing the fiery Ozzie Guillen as manager of the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox say that Ventura agreed to a multiyear deal yesterday. A longtime star with the White Sox, Ventura was hired by the club last June as a special adviser to director of player development Buddy Bell. Ventura is the 38th White Sox manager overall, including 17 who played for the team. Guillen was released from his contract with 1 year remaining after eight seasons with the White Sox and immediately was hired by the Florida Marlins as their manager.
September 14, 2011 |
Former Audubon and Old Dominion star John Oehler has been named the baseball coach at Gloucester. Oehler replaces Kevin Fahy, who resigned at the end of last season. Oehler played for coach Rich Horan at Audubon and helped the Green Wave win the Group 2 state title in 1998. He was an All-South Jersey selection as a senior catcher in 1999, when he batted .492 with eight home runs. Oehler was an assistant baseball coach at Pennsville last season. He is a physical education teacher at Pennsville High School.
September 13, 2011 |
GET BUSY LIVING, or get busy dying. That line was uttered quite a bit in "The Shawshank Redemption," but it would have fit in just as well yesterday when Philadelphia Media Network, the company that owns the Daily News , Inquirer and Philly.com, announced that it would sell discounted tablet computers that feature digital versions of the papers. Some 5,000 of the Arnova 10 G2 tablets, which are powered by Google's Android operating system, are available beginning today for as little as $99. To get the tablets at that low price, buyers must sign up for a two-year, $10-a-month subscription for digital editions of the papers and the Inquirer 's newly developed Android multimedia app. Customers also have the option of purchasing a one-year, $13-a-month subscription to the digital editions, which would raise the price of the tablet to $129.
September 11, 2011 |
Will tablet computers such as the Apple iPad and its Android counterparts be the answer to the advertising and circulation problems plaguing the newspaper and magazine industries? That's the guarded prediction of some media analysts as well as the hope of a growing list of publishers - including Philadelphia Media Network Inc., owners of The Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, which plans to roll out an offer this week aimed at riding the digital wave on the hottest new electronic platform.
September 9, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - It cost nearly $2 billion over the last two years to send hundreds of extra U.S. civilians to Afghanistan to help with development projects, the economy, and training Afghan government officials, a report said Thursday. Sending just one employee to Afghanistan for one year, excluding infrastructure and security needed to support that person, costs the government between $410,000 and $570,000, according to the joint report by the offices of the State Department inspector general and the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction.
September 8, 2011 |
THE ARLENE Ackerman saga came to its official conclusion yesterday as the district cut her a $905,000 buyout check, but not before one more twist of the screw into taxpayers. You're now on the hook for the whole thing. The school district shelled out the total cost of the agreement after public pressure to reveal the identities of anonymous donors who had pledged $405,000 led "almost all" to pull out, according to a statement from the School Reform Commission. Officials delivered the shocking news on the last day to pay Ackerman under the agreement.
August 24, 2011
T HE GIZMO: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with Verizon 4G LTE mobile access (if you want) brings the game. APPLE CORED? Steve and company have done good Jobs laughing away iPad competition. Just imagine the party they threw last week when HP exited the tablet computer biz after giving its TouchPad the best darned six-week retail run they could muster. Still, there's one rival product Apple sees as a serious threat - Samsung's new Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. Enough so that Apple took Samsung to court in Düsseldorf, Germany, earlier this month and won a temporary injunction banning sales of the tablet in 26 European Union countries based on the physical resemblance of the device to the E.U.-design-patented iPad.