October 25, 2015 |
WILL LEE CORSO dress as an Owl for Halloween? Right now, it's only buzz, but rumors have begun to swirl that Corso and his cohorts on ESPN's "College GameDay" are heading to Philadelphia for Temple's big showdown with Notre Dame next Saturday at 8 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field. After the No. 22 Owls held off Eastern Carolina, 24-14, on Thursday night to improve to 7-0 for the first time in history, ESPN's "SportsCenter" noted in a tweet that their last win as a ranked team came in 1941 - a tweet that was retweeted by the "GameDay" Twitter account.
January 6, 2015
ARLINGTON, Texas - As Jerry World erupted in joy, the hue and the cry of outrage arose from Pontiac to Philadelphia. Monumental wailing arose, from Virginia Beach to the Meadowlands. Outraged regions of Cowboys haters howled at the cold January moon when officials reversed a pass interference call that swung the momentum and gave the Cowboys one final chance to come back against the visiting Lions. And just like that, the 2015 playoffs had their hanging chad; their grassy knoll; their Illuminati; and that spooky pyramid eye. Surely, the NFL and the networks delighted that they can promote Dallas visiting Green Bay on Sunday afternoon instead of the Carolina Losers.
September 16, 2014 |
SWASHINGTON - If Democrats ever hope to take control of the House of Representatives, they will need to win moderate, slightly right-of-center districts like those surrounding Philadelphia. But races in those suburbs are tilting toward Republicans as the most intense fall campaigning begins, leaving Democrats with a difficult road in districts where they had hoped to gain ground. Democrats had hoped the retirement of Rep. Jim Gerlach (R., Pa.) in the Chester County-based Sixth District would provide an opportunity, and that Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R., Pa.)
June 5, 2014 |
TOM STEYER, a politically active hedge-fund billionaire from San Francisco who calls global warming "the greatest moral crisis of our time," draws the sign of the cross on his left hand with a ballpoint pen every day. His right hand will soon be busy writing something else: large checks that he hopes will help elect Democrat Tom Wolf as the next governor of Pennsylvania. Political advisers say the progressive, unconventional retired financier has decided to invest a fortune - estimates range from $8 million to a whopping $15 million, depending on the closeness of the race - to block Gov. Corbett from a second term because he believes that the Republican "den[ies]
May 7, 2014 |
Can you imagine Don Quixote , Cervantes' massive masterwork, cut down to novella size? Dale Wasserman did when he, lyricist Joe Darion, and composer Mitch Leigh created their beloved 1965 Broadway musical Man of La Mancha , which won five Tony Awards. Picture La Mancha miniaturized even further, and you get a sense of the 105-minute intermission-less production running at Ambler's Act II Playhouse. Wasserman's book takes a play-within-a-play approach to the story: The Inquisition has imprisoned Cervantes (Peter Schmitz)
September 22, 2013 |
'Always listen closely to mothers," wise pediatricians tell their less-experienced colleagues. I didn't follow that dictum recently when my patient's mother came into our office with a concern that her 1-year-old daughter's head was leaning more to the left side. I quickly reviewed her chart, finding no significant past medical history. The mother first noticed her daughter's head tilting to the left when she started walking about a month ago. It didn't occur all the time, the mother said, but just over the previous week, it had become worse.
July 28, 2013 |
When Eagles coaches watch Jason Peters, they have a hard time coming up with an apt description. When they try to cite a precedent for his quick recovery from injuries, they have a hard time finding a comparison. Peters, 31, who is 6-foot-4, 340 pounds, has five Pro Bowl selections on his resumé and a reputation as one of the NFL's top left tackles. He's a converted tight end who moves as well as any left tackle. But Peters is recovering from an Achilles tendon that was twice ruptured in 2012.
June 17, 2013 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I have a very kind friend who has a great deal in common with me, including two preschool-age children. Our older kids are a few months apart in age, as are our toddlers. In repeated conversations lately, though, Friend seems to have a pronounced preference for Older Kid. Friend shares stories that end with "and Younger Kid just ran everywhere. I can't take Younger shopping/out to eat/(other activity). " Or "I'll take Older to X, but I can't take Younger.
June 9, 2013 |
Push-and-shove over the value of the mortgage-interest deduction isn't abating. And there are some new data that support economists who contend the deduction benefits higher-end homeowners more. A study by the Pew Charitable Trust shows that most of those who benefit from the deduction are in states on the East and West Coasts, where most of the nation's affluent homeowners are. (It must be said that Pew is supplying and analyzing data only so that those considering a change to the tax code can make an informed choice.)
March 23, 2013 |
JERUSALEM - President Obama urged Israelis on Thursday to move decisively in a spirit of self-preservation and empathy to secure a lasting peace, but he delivered an even sharper ultimatum to Palestinians to drop conditions that have held up a new round of negotiations. His evening address at the Jerusalem International Convention Center signaled a shift away from the balance he has sought to maintain between Israeli and Palestinian leaders since taking office - and toward Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with whom he has had a stormy relationship, at least until this trip.