August 18, 2014 |
Markieff and Marcus Morris smiled Saturday while they signed autographs at the Hunting Park Recreation Center in North Philadelphia. The twin forwards for the Phoenix Suns were sponsoring a back-to-school charity event, giving away 200 backpacks to students ages 5 to 15. The twins are happier when they're together. The Philadelphia natives played on the same teams growing up, in high school at Prep Charter and in college at Kansas. But they were separated early in their NBA careers when they were selected one pick apart in the 2011 NBA draft, until Marcus joined Markieff in Phoenix via a trade from the Houston Rockets in February 2013.
August 8, 2014 |
Hannah and Rachael Tipperman haven't even begun their senior years in high school, yet already their passion for robotics has gained them international attention. The 17-year-old Devon twins founded a nonprofit two years ago to help them spread their enthusiasm for robotics to other children. And in the last two weeks, after their story was detailed by The Inquirer, people from around the world have contacted them offering - and soliciting - help. Last week, the Tippermans said, they received an e-mail from a 20-year-old in Uganda who had always dreamed of building robots and wanted help to create a robotics program for two young siblings.
July 28, 2014 |
Matt Greenwood seemed to hold his breath as he stared at his robot rolling through a maze on the floor Tuesday night. The robot crossed the finish line, and the 9-year-old boy's face lit up. "It did it!" he said. "You want to keep programming?" his father, Dan, asked. "Yeah!" Matt said, grabbing the robot and rushing to a laptop that Hannah Tipperman had set up to control it. "They think they're playing with toys, but they're learning some pretty advanced concepts," said Tipperman.
July 8, 2014 |
CONGRATS TO 6ABC's Brian Taff and wife Mara , who welcomed twin boys July 2. The twins, Brady Donovan and Sawyer Patrick , weighed in at 4 pounds, 11 ounces and 5 pounds 4 ounces, respectively. These are the Taffs' first children. In fact, the boys could serve as unofficial 6ABC mascots. Not only does Brian co-anchor the 4 p.m. newscast, but Mara works in the creative services department. A 'Real' diva "Real Housewife of New York's" Aviva Drescher and the fam spent her July Fourth weekend in Philly, stopping by hotspots of all different stripes.
July 2, 2014 |
Joel Embiid certainly sounded excited Monday in a telephone conversation with reporters. Three hours later at the 76ers' practice facility, Nerlens Noel was amped up and couldn't stop smiling. The 76ers used the third overall pick in Thursday night's draft on Embiid, a 7-foot center from Kansas, to line up next to the 6-foot-11 Noel in the post. The thought is that the two 20-year-old rim protectors will become the Sixers' version of the Twin Towers for years to come. Embiid might miss the 2014-15 season while he recovers from surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot.
June 19, 2014 |
FROM LEGENDS like Trish Stratus and Lita to current stars like Natalya and A.J. Lee, popular Divas are nothing new to the wrestling arena. However, there has never been a Diva duo quite like the Bella Twins. The unique pair, Brie and Nikki Bella, are famous inside the ring for their "Twin Magic," in which one of them will disappear under the ring during matches and then appear miraculously "revived" - having in reality switched places with her twin. They are so popular, they also star in the E!
June 9, 2014 |
They share the same name - and a renovation project involving a historic Queen Anne Victorian in downtown West Chester. Ed Bardzik Jr., 74, and son Ed Bardzik III, 43, recently completed a six-month, $100,000 remodeling of the twin house, which sits on a corner of West Union Street in the thriving college town. Built in 1900, the house is once again a single-family residence, after years of use for student rentals. The story began a decade ago. Ed Bardzik III had purchased and moved into the twin next door on West Union Street.
May 14, 2014 |
AS IF THE Goffney twins' saga couldn't get any more unusual, their next chapter could pair them with another set of twins - police officers - to tell their story on film. Troy and Trevor Parham, founders of Twin Tone Entertainment, are no strangers to the media spotlight. In 2012, Trevor, a police officer in the tiny Delaware County borough of Colwyn, was criminally charged with assault and oppression for Tasing a teen while he was handcuffed in the borough's holding cell. Trevor was acquitted by a judge and has since returned to the Colwyn Police Department.
May 14, 2014 |
TWINS Taleon and Keyontyli Goffney had their first run-in with police at 13, when the brothers from Camden saw a horse, mounted it - bareback - and took it for a joyride together. "We were from Camden, we'd never seen a horse before," Taleon said. "It was like a unicorn to us. " The twins' last contact with police came in 2008, when they were arrested by a tristate Rooftop Burglary Task Force that was formed just to catch them breaking into businesses by cutting holes in the roofs.
April 20, 2014 |
THE PHILLIES will host the Atlanta Braves in a day-night doubleheader in June to make up for Tuesday's rainout at Citizens Bank Park. The game will be played Saturday, June 28, at 7:35 p.m. All tickets for April 15 will be honored for that nightcap. Ashburn Alley and all gates will open at 6:35 p.m. The first game of the doubleheader will begin at 2:05 p.m. instead of 3:05 p.m. Tickets for April 15 also may be exchanged before June 28 for a future 2014 regular-season game, subject to availability.