December 17, 2015 |
Lonnie Moore was willing to travel to find the right place to continue his athletic and academic careers. But he found what he wanted close to home. Moore, a senior all-purpose star at Paul VI High School, committed Tuesday to attend Monmouth University on a football scholarship. Moore said he will sign with Monmouth on Feb. 3, national signing day. Moore made his official visit to Monmouth last weekend and said be loved the school in Long Branch, N.J. "The campus is beautiful," Moore said.
November 1, 2013
DANNY ALVAREZ is the fisherman; he's fishing for votes. He's the Republican candidate for district attorney. Captain Ahab had a better chance of bagging Moby Dick than Alvarez has of unseating Democratic incumbent Seth Williams. Unlike Ahab, drowned when pulled under the waves by the white whale, Alvarez will survive to fish another day. (See Clout, Page 10.) Tuesday the voters get their say, but for many months Alvarez has been having his say with voters, such as Wednesday in the Norman Blumberg Apartments in Sharswood, a few blocks north of Girard College.
June 24, 2013
WITH THE (lackluster) primary behind us, Philadelphia politicians now look ahead to two days - Election Day on Nov. 5, and the 23rd annual Candidates Comedy Night on Wednesday, Aug. 21. (Details below.) This year's show will be small, with candidates for controller and district attorney - two Republican challengers and two Democratic incumbents. In past "off years," I have buttressed the show with Pennsylvania suburban candidates, but there are none of note this year. You know the Democratic candidates, because they are the incumbents: Controller Alan Butkovitz and D.A. Seth Williams.
March 2, 2012 |
Ian Miller said he hadn't made a buzzer-beater to win a game since high school. When he shot from the right wing in the final second last night, he didn't need to look. "When it left my hand, I knew it was good," the sophomore said about the three-pointer with a hand in his face and 0.8 seconds left that gave No. 22 Florida State a stunning 63-60 victory at No. 24 Virginia. The Seminoles rallied from 11 points down in the last 4 1/2 minutes for the victory. "We hit a great shot, a tough shot," said Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton, whose team scored 16 of the last 18 points of the game.
March 6, 1997 |
The Army is considering stripping the privileged status of a half-dozen private military colleges by denying their graduates preference for active-duty officer jobs. The Pentagon, military school officials and members of Congress said the Army was considering the change. School officials said it could damage the prestige and traditions of their institutions, and seriously hurt recruiting. The Citadel, in South Carolina, and the Virginia Military Institute would be among the schools affected.
June 29, 1996
It is difficult to fathom why anyone, female or male, would want to be a "rat" or a "knob. " But the U.S. Supreme Court says women can't be denied the opportunity to be treated like dirt as cadets at Virginia Military Institute. At VMI, men are trained as citizen-soldiers in an "adversative" program where they are called "rats" and treated as such. The school claimed that admitting women would ruin it. The court didn't buy it; its 7-1 ruling gave VMI the choice of admitting women or rejecting some $10 million in state funds.
June 29, 1996
Now comes word that Virginia Military Institute will hold three days of meetings next month to consider raising enough money to take the state-supported school private and preserve the all-male policy struck down this week by the nation's highest court. Save the Males, is the battle cry. Considering that VMI has the highest per-student endowment in the nation, it may just work. The school has that right. But it doesn't have a right to public financing for an education that bars half the human race with the sop that women were able to get a separate but equal education at nearby Mary Baldwin College.
June 27, 1996 |
Women broke through the last bastion of all-male public education yesterday when the Supreme Court overwhelmingly declared that they cannot be excluded from the Virginia Military Institute - or relegated to a "pale imitation" of it. The 7-1 ruling is expected to open both VMI and The Citadel in South Carolina to women. Those strict military-style institutions are the only remaining state colleges that limit classes to one sex. "The constitutional violation in this case is the categorical exclusion of women from an extraordinary educational opportunity afforded men," declared Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who as a civil rights lawyer a generation ago argued in the Supreme Court for equality for women.
February 10, 1996 |
My knuckles do not drag the ground as I walk. I do not routinely beat my chest in a ritualistic display of male dominance. I do have two daughters and, more than anything else, I want them to have every opportunity to make their own marks in life regardless of what that may eventually be. And, oh yes, I am also a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. This is the same VMI which of late has been at the center of so much controversy and the same VMI which, in the opinion of many, represents one of the two remaining "boys' clubs.
January 18, 1996 |
Hammering at the last U.S. bastions of all-male public education, a Clinton administration lawyer yesterday urged the Supreme Court to allow women to enroll in the rigorous, prestigious Virginia Military Institute. VMI, a strict 156-year-old state college in Lexington, Va., where Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson taught and World War II Gen. George C. Marshall studied, is based on a gender stereotype that "only men can face adversity and succeed," Deputy Solicitor General Paul Bender said.