January 7, 2016
ARDMORE The Ardmore Free Library, founded in 1899 and the dean of the six county libraries in Lower Merion Township, will host a grand reopening celebration on Saturday. The library, which was closed last January to undergo renovations that were part of a multiyear capital project to upgrade the libraries in the township, reopened for business this week. The official ribbon-cutting event is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, and will feature a presentation of the library's history, a story time and magician for children, "mythological trivia" for young adults, and self-guided tours of the newly expanded facilities.
June 5, 2014 |
IF I had a dollar for every time I watched "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and thought to myself, "I could so kill this game," I probably would be a millionaire. While I get that this is not a particularly realistic way to achieve that financial status, I remained convinced that I could succeed on the venerable trivia game show, which airs locally weekdays at 12:30 p.m. on 6ABC. Actually, I did try out about 10 years ago, with the intention of writing a story for the newspaper I worked for at the time.
October 1, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA Pat Hines is not a particularly sentimental guy. The 20th anniversary of his life-altering gift to Philadelphia's beer-drinking public approaches, and how does he plan to celebrate? "My wife and I will probably reminisce," he said. And where will they do this rollicking reminiscing? Belfast, Northern Ireland. About 3,700 miles from the site where he led his first Quizo contest. Hines is the undisputed founder of the bar trivia game Quizo in Philadelphia.
April 12, 2013 |
THE EARLY candidate for most interesting nugget from our boys down in Augusta was that Jack Nicklaus, for the longest time, never owned any of the green jackets he earned by winning six Masters. The club never seemed to have a 43 regular on hand, but in 1965 they gave him the one owned by Thomas Dewey, who is best known for the unfortunate 1948 Chicago Daily Tribune headline "Dewey defeats Truman. " The idea that Nicklaus has a closet full of green jackets also is a misperception.
March 6, 2013
I TRACE MY roots back to 1862 (yes, during the Civil War) and railway legislation signed by Abraham Lincoln. Based in Omaha, I'm a top American transportation enterprise, with a railroad network spanning 23 states (mainly in the West) and more than 30,000 miles. I employ more than 40,000 people, use more than 8,000 locomotives and rake in more than $20 billion annually as I serve about 10,000 customers. My biggest customers include steamship lines, vehicle manufacturers, agricultural companies, utilities, intermodal companies and chemical manufacturers.
February 20, 2012 |
Reconcile these two facts. One: Roy Oswalt has the 15th-best adjusted ERA of all-time among pitchers with at least 2,000 innings, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. The first 10 already are in the Hall of Fame. The other four are Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens, Roy Halladay and Randy Johnson. Two: Roy Oswalt is unemployed as spring training camps open across America. The problem is, the former Phillie only wants to pitch near his home in Weir, Miss. Maybe he should take a ride across the state to Kiln and work out with ol' Brett Favre.
July 10, 2011
To help get ready for Tuesday's Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Arizona, see what you know about past games. 1. The first All-Star Game was played in 1933. Where? a. Fenway Park, Boston. b. Comiskey Park, Chicago. c. Polo Grounds, New York. d. Wrigley Field, Chicago. 2. When was the first All-Star Game played in Philadelphia? a. 1943. b. 1953. c. 1967. d. 1976. 3. When was the last time the game was played in Philadelphia?
May 26, 2011
USUALLY AT 4 o'clock in the afternoon, the televisions in the Daily News Sports Department are either fixed on one of the local newscasts, whatever Comcast SportsNet is showing or the horse racing channel if a buddy of ours has passed along a hot tip. In honor of Oprah Winfrey's final show yesterday, we went with the horse racing. Even if she wasn't on our TVs all these years, the queen of talk's 25-year run is remarkable and laudable. Just think of the sports landscape when Oprah's Show debuted on Sept.
February 10, 2011
THERE'S A GOOD chance Ray Allen will break Reggie Miller's record for career three-pointers made tonight. This doesn't seem too extraordinary given that Miller was and Allen is two of the best marksmen of their generations. Still, when's the last time you looked at the list of all-time three-point shooters? If you have a life, that answer should be never. If you happen to tune into tonight's Celtics-Lakers game (TNT, 8 o'clock), the announcers will rightfully make a fuss about Allen's achievement.
September 21, 2010 |
I'M BROAD STREET Billy and, as I gobbled my way through Ashburn Alley last night, hoping that Red September's Chooch-smooching, Howard-powered Phillies diehards will inspire our Rolls Roys of a team to give us another Red October, I dreamt of another World Series after-party with 2 million of my closest friends. So help me get that parade vibe going by sending your favorite Fightin's stories and photos, fan-family histories, pin-striped kids, pets and man-and-woman caves to geringd@phillynews.