December 16, 1996 |
Kuang Tao Zhou, a 27-year-old grad student living in Center City, decided early this year that he wanted to go to law school. He also decided who he wanted to help him, a man he'd never met before: Mayor Rendell. Zhou, son of a wealthy Taiwanese real estate mogul, also had something that apparently got the attention of Rendell and others at City Hall: A large bank account. Beginning in March, Zhou opened his checkbook and, using money he says he'd saved up to buy a Porsche, started making political donations.
September 26, 2003 |
The trickle started when the University of Iowa offered Millville's Dwayne Hendricks a scholarship on national letter-of-intent day in February. It has since become a gusher. "Being offered the year before my senior year, I was surprised," Hendricks said. "I thought that wouldn't come until my senior year, during the season. " He was only off by about seven months. Since Iowa said hello, offers from major-conference schools have been coming in waves at the Thunderbolts' defensive end. It can be an exhilarating, maddening experience for a 17-year-old, but the soft-spoken Hendricks has kept it in perspective.
December 12, 1994 |
His official title is men's basketball coach, but Jim Casciano wears many hats at Valley Forge Military Junior College - publicity man, placement service whiz, salesman, architect. But the way Casciano figures it, the most important aspect of his job at this time might be his public relations skills, not his ability to change defenses or diagram nifty set plays. "In just our second season, our program here at Valley Forge is still in its infancy," said Casciano, who has coached at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels.
April 6, 2012 |
There she sat on stage at the Irvine Auditorium, among friends and far from the political maelstrom of Washington. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who only last week sought with colleagues to unpack the legal complexities of President Obama's health-care overhaul during three historic days of oral arguments, arrived on Thursday at the University of Pennsylvania campus to mark the opening of a new building and unspool reflections on...
August 28, 1992
PRAISE FOR SPRING GARDEN COLLEGE CAME TOO LATE It's too bad that the recent editorial praising the efforts of Spring Garden College came upon its demise. In fact, it is ironic that your paper, and others, seemed to suddenly become aware of this 141-year-old Philadelphia institution as dirt was being tossed on its coffin. As a teacher, coach and director of athletics at the college, I was aware of the problems that eventually spelled the end of what, someday, will be recalled fondly as a treasure.
October 18, 2014 |
Along the Eagles' sideline Sunday night, an NFL Films camera and microphone caught Chip Kelly at a moment of candor and insight. The Eagles were about to commence their 27-0 thrashing of the Giants, and Kelly tossed two sentences to a practice-squad player that were anything but throwaway lines. They cut to the core of his approach as a head coach. "Culture wins football," he said. "Culture will beat scheme every day. " If Kelly's still-brief time in the NFL has done nothing else, it has shown how closely he follows that precept and how important the distinction between culture and scheme is. Kelly put it in football-specific terms, but what he said could as easily apply to the head of a corporation, or the principal of a school, or an editor overseeing a newsroom.
October 7, 2014 |
Before her fiery, public death, Kathy Chang tried out different accelerants on cuts of meat, wanting to see which would burn fastest and hottest. It was a macabre experiment by a street artist and activist who joyfully preached peace and possibility. For more than a decade in the 1980s and '90s, she haunted the University of Pennsylvania campus, staging theatrical one-woman protests against U.S. aggression, corporate greed, and big government. She dressed in striking, handmade costumes, as a butterfly or an ersatz Wonder Woman, proclaiming that glorious political change could be achieved through the Transformation Party, which she founded.
July 14, 2001 |
Frank Nofer, 71, of Spring Mill, a celebrated graphic artist and watercolorist who designed a Philadelphia logo for the American Bicentennial, died Thursday at Keystone House in Wyndmoor. His representational watercolors are included in prominent private and corporate collections. In 1995, the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College honored him with a one-man retrospective exhibition. For 25 years, Mr. Nofer operated a graphic-design studio in the Old City section of Philadelphia, where he did advertising for pharmaceutical companies and amassed many awards.
October 15, 2014 |
Zaria Estes, the high school girl who was scheduled to be tried as an adult for attacking a Temple University student with a brick this spring, pleaded guilty Tuesday morning. Estes, 15, entered into a non-negotiated guilty plea to aggravated assault, conspiracy and possession of an instrument of crime. Three other charges were dropped: making terroristic threats, simple assault and reckless endangerment. Common Pleas Judge Michael Erdos will sentence Estes on Dec. 17, according to on-line court records.
October 18, 2014 |
Malik Muldrow has bought some extra time in the pocket. He plans to make the most of it. Muldrow, a senior quarterback at Lindenwold, has been dodging defenders on his way to every major school record in passing during a four-year career. But this time was different. This time, Muldrow didn't avoid a sack and find an open receiver down the field. This time, Muldrow escaped the apparent end of his career to return to the Lions in near-miraculous fashion and set his sights on a record set by the Colonial Conference's most famous former quarterback.