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.
March 7, 2014 |
This year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue features a real Philly girl next door. Doylestown's Samantha Hoopes is one of 12 rookies - meaning, new to the SI swimsuit scene - in the issue's 50th anniversary edition. "People actually know my name now," Hoopes, 23, said in a telephone interview while on a Malibu Beach in between taking pictures for the Latin version of Esquire magazine. "It's all been very unreal. " In the sure-to-be-a-collectors-item issue, Hoopes tapped her inner temptress in a breast-baring black one-piece bathing suit, a one-shouldered version of the white fishnet suit worn in the 1978 issue by Cheryl Tiegs (also featured in the "Legends" portion of this issue)
April 17, 2014 |
The coaches at West Chester University are not looking to upgrade to Division I or to leave the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. What they are doing as a group is supporting legislation that would take West Chester out of the state's higher education system. The real hope for the coaches is that West Chester gains autonomy in making decisions regarding athletics, and maybe that could result in more resources. Almost every Division II college, and the vast majority of those in Division I, could use more athletic revenues.
April 14, 2014 |
Gillian Reny arrived for freshman orientation at the University of Pennsylvania in August, just days after she had started to walk again. Penn assigned her a first-floor dorm room and scheduled her classes near each other, knowing it was a struggle for her just to be on campus. She did not hide what had happened to her. But she didn't want to alarm anyone either. "No one's expecting someone to say they were in a bombing just because they're on crutches," she said. "You expect them to say they sprained their ankle or fell off their bike.
April 23, 2014 |
The texts between the friends appeared to be about the dearth of good marijuana back when they were Main Line prep school students - and how their fledgling drug business could take off. Timothy C. Brooks asked Neil K. Scott if he had ever envisioned such success. "Only dreamed of it," Scott allegedly wrote in reply. "There is a much bigger market than just a lb each at each of these schools. " Scott, 25, of Haverford, and Brooks, 18, of Villanova, were accused Monday of being the leaders of a drug trafficking ring that sought to corner the trade across some of the western suburbs' most prominent public schools.
April 23, 2014 |
WHEN NEIL SCOTT moved to California in 2010 he did so, in part, to escape the drug scene in Philadelphia, according to his old boss. But a relationship that Scott, now 25, had with a much older woman out west may have been his downfall. Timothy Brooks, 18, knew of Scott because the two had attended the Haverford School, where both played lacrosse. But it wasn't until an injury sent Brooks home last year after just a semester at college that the two became acquainted, according to Brooks' lawyer.
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?
April 21, 2014 |
Penn State has a problem. I'm sorry to tell you that it involves football. Also, an alleged sexual assault. After a Florida State University freshman reported she had been raped in December 2012, the prime suspect was identified as star quarterback Jameis Winston, who went on to win the Heisman Trophy and lead the Seminoles to a national championship. Winston was never charged. The police claim it was due to lack of evidence, though there was plenty, including DNA, witnesses, and a secretly recorded video of a portion of the incident.