November 5, 2015 |
DALLAS - "The best and safest thing," wrote the ancient Greek playwright Euripedes, "is to keep a balance in your life. " If only Euripedes had experienced football in Dallas. Had he have lived so long, he would have met the men behind the Balding Eagles Booster Club, who arrive six or more hours before high school football games. He would have met fans like Thad Rudd, who has attended the Texas-Oklahoma college football rivalry game 33 years in a row, including the year his brother got married the same weekend (he skipped the wedding)
October 20, 2015 |
I repeat: Unless she's indicted, Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination. I wrote that six weeks ago, amid fevered dreams of a Clinton collapse and a Joe Biden rescue. That those were a mirage is all the more obvious after Tuesday's debate. The reason, then as now, is simple: Clinton has no competition. She's up against three ciphers and one endearing, gesticulating, slightly unmoored old man. If Vice President Biden was ever thinking of getting into the race, he'd be crazy to do so now. It's over.
October 19, 2015 |
While the early stages of the Republican presidential race have suffered from an overpopulation problem so acute as to prevent cable networks from corralling the field on a single stage, the Democratic side has contemplated eerie empty spaces. As last week's inaugural Democratic presidential debate approached, CNN's cameras lingered over an extra lectern reserved (to no avail) for Vice President Biden, as if the unused piece of furniture possessed a talismanic power to conjure a real contest.
October 12, 2015 |
My buddy Mike once said to me, "Look, I'm fat. But that doesn't make me a gourmet. " He was talking about beer. He was at my house, and I was holding forth on whatever I was pouring, and he was calling me out. He claimed I didn't know anything about beer, including how to pour one. But I really like beer. So when my wife dragged me (memo to self: Change dragged in final version) to a destination wedding in northern Vermont, only one name sprang to mind: Heady Topper. Heady Topper is the unicorn of beers.
August 10, 2015 |
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Although it is the very essence of Vermont, Burlington is decidedly not one of the quaint village towns that define the popular image of the Green Mountain State. Burlington in August is a lot like Philadelphia in August, without the oppressive heat and the odor of trash, but with cool breezes and spectacular views of one of North America's largest glacial lakes. Its magnificent natural setting and lively Vermont culture make it an ideal summer oasis for Philadelphians looking to try a different flavor of New England - a place where some of the best craft beer in the country flows like water, where bikers glide into sunsets over Lake Champlain, where cars really do stop to let you cross the street, where parking is anywhere from cheap to free, and people eat local because, up here, being a "locavore" is positively the best choice.
November 24, 2014 |
DeAndre' Bembry and defense helped St. Joseph's bounce back from its worst loss ever. Bembry, a sophomore who was a preseason first-team all-Atlantic 10 selection, regained the form he displayed as a freshman by scoring 22 points to lead the Hawks to a 68-60 victory over Vermont on Saturday night at Hagan Arena. St. Joe's (2-2) forced 18 turnovers on 13 steals and also got strong games from Isaiah Miles and Aaron Brown, who had 15 and 13 points, respectively. But it was the play of Bembry that helped the Hawks shake off any lingering effects from Wednesday's 52-point rout at No. 13 Gonzaga.
August 28, 2014 |
Former FBI director Louis Freeh, now chairman of the Center City law firm Pepper Hamilton, was seriously injured Monday in the town of Barnard Vermont when the SUV he was driving swerved off the road and collided with a tree. Vermont State police responded to the scene at 12:16 p.m. and Freeh was taken by helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire for treatment. There were no other injuries, police said. Stephanie Brackin-Dasaro, a police spokeswoman, said the cause of the crash remains under investigation.
March 14, 2014 |
When Abel P. Turnier was completing his studies in pathology at the University of Vermont in the early 1950s, a Turkish colleague there suggested that he visit her in Istanbul. Once his studies were done, "he took a transatlantic cruise to France and purchased this car and traveled through Europe," daughter Octavie Geddie said. "When he arrived in Turkey, my mother turned out to be the best friend of the woman he had met in Vermont. " Dr. Turnier married Leyla Erduran and became close to her brother, the Turkish artist Refik Erduran, Geddie said.
December 20, 2013 |
Andrew D. Blake, 62, of Moorestown, a special-education teacher for 25 years, died of gastric cancer Monday, Dec. 16, at Samaritan Inpatient Hospice Center at Virtua Memorial in Mount Holly. Born in Teaneck, N.J., Mr. Blake studied special education at what is now Rowan University and soon after graduating started his first job, as a special-education teacher at Twin Hills Elementary School in Willingboro. He stayed in it for all 25 years of his career. "He loved it there - loved the teachers, he loved all the principals he worked for, and got along great with the aides, the parents; and he had generations of kids," said his wife, Norma, who for a decade was state librarian of New Jersey.
November 11, 2013 |
BURLINGTON, Vt. - St. Joseph's won its season opener Saturday, earning a 74-64 road victory over Vermont. "I'm happy for the players," head coach Phil Martelli said. "I thought that all the hard work that they've done paid off. " After roaring out to a big lead, the Hawks had to hold on down the stretch. St. Joe's defense kept Vermont down in the final two minutes. The Hawks jumped out early and held a 43-26 lead at halftime. St. Joe's offense dominated the first 20 minutes and got off to a good start with back-to-back three-pointers from freshman forward DeAndré Bembry just over one minute in. Bembry hit a jumper at the buzzer to close out the half.