April 12, 2014 |
Bob Saget & the twins There are revelations a-plenty in comic Bob Saget 's new memoir, Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian . He explains how he could play a sweet family man on Full House , yet maintain the raunchiest stand-up act this side of Richard Pryor (his favorite comic, Saget tells USA Today). But the most important revelation is about the Olsen twins , who were 9 months old when they joined Full House . "I actually did change Mary-Kate 's and Ashley 's diapers once.
April 3, 2014 |
As preschoolers, they sorted condom packets, not knowing what the plastic squares contained. Those early fund-raising walks proved too challenging, so they hitched a ride in a wagon. As they grew older and their fingers gained dexterity, they tied countless red ribbons. Twins Kevin and Keisha Diggs have become some of the AIDS Fund's most dedicated volunteers. They've stuffed envelopes, emptied trash cans, set up and hosted events, handed out literature, taken the stage to rev up audiences.
March 18, 2014 |
Share the fruit you wear. That's the motto behind Fruitstrology, a budding new business of screen-printed tank tops and T-shirts designed by two Temple University business students, sisters Rachel and Sarah Stanton. For every shirt sold, a serving of fresh fruit is donated through Philabundance to Philadelphia-area children in so-called food deserts, where supermarkets are scarce. The 22-year-old twins from Bristol conceived the idea in 2012 and, after several rounds of design experimentation, started marketing their shirts in September.
March 16, 2014
Closer Glen Perkins and the Minnesota Twins agreed Friday to a four-year contract that guarantees the lefthander $22,175,000. Perkins had been due $4,975,000 this year and $3.75 million in 2015 under his previous deal, which included a $4.5 million team option for 2016 with a $300,000 buyout. His new contract calls for him to earn $4,025,000 this year, $4.65 million in 2015, $6.3 million in 2016 and $6.5 million in 2017. The Twins have a $6.5 million option for 2018 with a $700,000 buyout.
March 11, 2014 |
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Yesterday's game between the Phillies and the Twins was one of a handful that Major League Baseball had designated as a replay game. As in, a game where managers and umpires would abide by the rules of the sport's new replay system in order to familiarize themselves with it in preparation for the regular season. Except, yesterday, managers and umpires were warned before the game that Hammond Stadium wasn't exactly equipped with the requisite technology. "We were warned: limited cameras, and a delay" in accessing the available cameras, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said.
March 1, 2014 |
At practice, Villanova women's basketball coach Harry Perretta sometimes hears one of his players giving a teammate a hard time, so he turns around, ready to tell her to knock it off. Then he'll see it's the twins. No way he's getting in the middle of that , Perretta said, not when sophomore guards Caroline and Katherine Coyer occasionally start in on each other. "It's comical," Perretta said. "It's funny when they yell at each other in games. They'll run back [on defense]
February 7, 2014 |
A dose of twin magic helped lead the Washington Township girls' basketball team to a nonleague victory Wednesday night. Twin sisters Kylie and Kelly Giedemann combined for 24 points in Washington Township's 43-37 home triumph over St. Joseph. Kylie Giedemann scored a team-high 15 points, nine coming before halftime. Kelly Giedemann added nine points. Dana DiRenzo led St. Joseph with 15 points, and Sammy Wetzel contributed 14. Cape-Atlantic United. Wildwood Catholic had four double-digit scorers in a 77-28 win at Pleasantville.
February 2, 2014 |
Bree and Taylor Mulhern started playing basketball at the age of 7. Identical twins on the Ridley girls' basketball team - Taylor is three minutes older - the Mulherns have been together on the court for basically a decade now, minus the time they sat out because of a couple of injuries. Bree is a scrappy spark plug and major offensive threat, and Taylor is a poised point guard who can control a game at both ends of the court. The familiarity with one another's game was demonstrated perfectly on Friday night, as the Mulhern sisters proved to be instrumental for the host Green Raiders in a come-from-behind defeat of Central League opponent Upper Darby, 37-27.
January 8, 2014 |
TACONY Stacey Newkirk, the Tacony woman charged with murdering her 1-year-old twins last year, was convicted of two counts of third-degree murder Monday afternoon and sentenced to life in prison. Prosecutors said the 42-year-old Newkirk poisoned her children in a rage after learning that her husband, Ron Smalls, was having an affair with her daughter from a previous marriage. Newkirk was arrested last May after Smalls found the couple's twins, Adam and Eve, dead at their Ditman Street home.
January 8, 2014 |
STACEY Newkirk-Smalls, the Tacony mother charged with the May 2012 murders of her 18-month-old twins, Adam and Eve, was convicted yesterday and sentenced to life in prison without parole. The verdict and sentence were handed down by Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Minehart following a one-day nonjury trial. Newkirk-Smalls, 42, was convicted of third-degree murder in both deaths. Minehart sentenced her to 20 to 40 years in prison for one murder and to life for the other because having two murder convictions automatically triggers a life sentence under state law. Police and prosecutors said that on May 24, 2012, Newkirk-Smalls poisoned both twins before drowning one and suffocating the other at the Ditman Street home she shared with her husband, who worked as a city correctional officer at the time.