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...
September 24, 2008 |
Bilal Bakr concedes that he often gets into good-natured trash-talking conversations with classmate Charles Watkins. Both attend Camden's Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts School, but these friends are the biggest rivals and two of South Jersey's top performers during the football season. Bakr is a two-way lineman for Woodrow Wilson, while Watkins plays for Camden and is is among the best wide receivers in the area. He has accepted a scholarship to the University of Virginia. Since their school doesn't offer football, they are able to play for Wilson and Camden, respectively.
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.
January 7, 2014 |
PHILLY-BASED "Mob Wives" star Alicia DiMichele will be sentenced in Brooklyn Federal Court today for embezzling funds from Big R Trucking, the company she once co-owned with hubs Edward "Tall Guy" Garofalo Jr ., who was recently sentenced to seven years in prison for conspiracy to commit murder and witness tampering. According to court docs, DiMichele faces a $96,000 fine, $20,000 in restitution payments and up to six months in prison. Although the $20,000 fine was agreed upon beforehand, DiMichele's attorney, John S. Wallenstein , called the restitution "both inappropriate and vastly excessive," writing that prosecutors came up with the figure because of DiMichele's participation on the VH1 reality show.
February 27, 2014 |
Chickie's & Pete's was the nation's best sports bar, ESPN proclaimed. To more than 1,000 of the Philadelphia institution's employees? Not so much. Servers were forced to contribute 2 percent to 4 percent of total table sales to management in what was known as "Pete's Tax," named for owner Peter Ciarrocchi Jr., who proved to be less than sporting. Waiters were not paid minimum wage, overtime, or training. At nine locations, some servers and bartenders earned $15 for an entire shift.
February 14, 2014 |
The Mormon Church plans to build a 32-story apartment tower and a public meetinghouse on a vacant lot next to the Vine Street Expressway, filling in a key piece of the no-man's-land that has long separated Center City and North Philadelphia's rebounding neighborhoods. The private development by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints calls for 258 apartments, 13 townhouses, and retail shops at 16th and Vine Streets. The meetinghouse will have a chapel, courtyard, multipurpose space, and a center to research genealogy, said Michael Marcheschi, senior real estate manager for the church's national special projects department.
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.
November 24, 2002 |
Kevin Holloman, weak from AIDS and fighting drug addiction, nervously eyed the metal door of the Good Shepherd shelter for homeless, medically fragile men in Philadelphia. His once-handsome face was drawn, his cheeks hollowed, his complexion pale. Kevin, 32, slowly picked up his suitcase, a crate full of books, and three trash bags of clothes and carried them to the shelter door. His stomach churned that morning last December. How will they treat me? Am I going to like the people?
March 5, 2014 |
THE CAUTIOUS route the Eagles were expected to steer through free agency might have gotten jolted off course yesterday. It was easier for general manager Howie Roseman to talk about not overpaying and looking for midlevel value back when it seemed the top two safeties on the market, Buffalo's Jairus Byrd and Cleveland's T.J. Ward, would either be tagged or signed by their current teams. That was the buzz when the NFL convened for the scouting combine a few weeks back, and it seemed the most likely outcome almost right up to the point when it failed to happen, with the deadline for franchise and transition tagging passing at 4 p.m. yesterday.