January 17, 2013 |
JARRATT, VA. - A man who strangled his prison cell mate and made good on a vow to continue killing if he wasn't executed has been put to death in Virginia's electric chair. Robert Gleason Jr. was pronounced dead by authorities at 9:08 p.m. Wednesday at the Greensville Correctional Center. The 42-year-old inmate was the first executed in the U.S. this year and the first to choose to die by electrocution since 2010. In Virginia and nine other states, inmates can choose between electrocution and lethal injection.
December 31, 2012 |
NEW YORK - If the Eagles decide to address their uncertain quarterback situation in April's draft, the two passers who endured steady snowfall at Yankee Stadium in Saturday's Pinstripe Bowl will be closely evaluated. West Virginia's Geno Smith, who might be the top quarterback in the draft, faced Syracuse's Ryan Nassib, a West Chester native whose stock has risen and could also be taken early. But if Smith and Nassib represented two of the best draft-eligible quarterbacks, Saturday's 38-14 Syracuse victory only advanced the perception that this is a weak year for signal-callers.
December 29, 2012 |
ORLANDO - Cody Journell kicked a 22-yard field goal on the first possession of overtime to help Virginia Tech beat Rutgers, 13-10, in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Friday night. Virginia Tech (7-6) won its third straight game to avoid its first losing season since 1992. Rutgers (9-4) had a chance to tie it in overtime, but Nick Borgese missed a 42-yard field-goal attempt to the right. Virginia Tech trailed, 10-0, at the half, then rallied in the final 30 minutes thanks to some timely turnovers and offense.
December 29, 2012 |
Tournament host Cherry Hill East survived a late rally from Pennsauken and took the title, 48-46, in the Virginia Whitaker Tournament on Friday night. The Cougars' Gary Hettinger scored 13 of his team-high 15 points in the second half. Teammate Jake Silpe dished out nine assists. In the consolation game, Amir Maddred tallied 17 points as Camden turned away Williamstown, 62-41. Camden County Tech Tournament. Tournament MVP Khyri Hill's 13 points led Clayton to a 66-57 win over Camden County Tech in the championship game.
December 28, 2012
Here is a comparison of the teams: RUTGERS (9-3) VIRGINIA TECH (6-6) 24 at Tulane 12 20 Georgia Tech, 17 OT 26 Howard 0 42 Austin Peay 7 23 at South Florida 13 17 at Pittsburgh 35 35 at Arkansas 26 37 Bowling Green 0 ...
December 28, 2012 |
Rutgers has had to wait almost a month for the chance to erase the bad taste from a home loss to Louisville that prevented the Scarlet Knights from clinching their first Big East championship and a trip to a BCS bowl game. The Scarlet Knights finally get that chance Friday night, taking on Virginia Tech in the Russell Athletic Bowl at Orlando's Citrus Bowl Stadium. Rutgers (9-3) is looking to post only the third 10-win season since the university first played football in 1869.
December 27, 2012
Virginia Tech is honoring the school shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., with decals on players' helmets as it prepares for its bowl game, ESPN.com reported. The Hokies will play Rutgers on Friday in the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando. The Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which 20 children and six faculty members died, was the second-deadliest school shooting in the country. The deadliest was April 16, 2007, on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, where a gunman killed 32 people and wounded 17 others.
December 23, 2012 |
'D ear Editor: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Other friends say there is a Santa Claus and bad Eagles fans hit him with snowballs. Papa says, 'If you see it in SportsWeek , it's so.' Please tell me the truth. Is there a Santa Claus and did Eagles fans hurt Santa?" Virginia O'Hanlon Fifth and Shunk South Philadelphia Virginia, your little friends are peddling half-truths. Eagles fans did pelt Santa, but they aren't bad people. Your pals are brainwashed by urban legend, fueled by the mindless chatter of national sports announcers and sports writers piling on Eagles fans as if they were Satan's green-garbed disciples, assaulting St. Nick without provocation.
December 20, 2012 |
Virginia Alice Meyer Smith, 89, of Chestnut Hill, the founder and major force behind the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank, died Sunday, Dec. 9, at Cathedral Village in Upper Roxborough. Mrs. Smith's experience in the Middle East in the 1940s, and her appointment in the 1970s to the Philadelphia Episcopal Task Force on Hunger, paved the way for her life's work - feeding the hungry. She established the food bank in 1981, and in 1983 became its executive director, a post she held until retiring in 1993.
December 7, 2012
DEAR ABBY: My 62-year-old husband was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and I have since learned that his co-workers spotted his troubles long before I did at home. Had I been informed, he could possibly have retired on disability and have Medicare today (which he does not now). Additionally, he would have known to have structured his retirement to include survivorship on his pension, which he did not. I realize his co-workers were in a difficult spot, so I'm not blaming them, but I'm hoping a few words from you might get the word out to others: Friends, when you notice someone is declining, please speak up. - Donna in Virginia DEAR DONNA: I'm sorry about your husband's diagnosis.