November 4, 2015 |
Temple's football team not only earned its first loss in Saturday's 24-20 defeat to Notre Dame, but the 7-1 Owls took a pounding as well. "We might be missing a number of starters, that took a toll on us Saturday and we have a lot of backups ready to play," Temple coach Matt Rhule said during Monday's American Athletic Conference call. Rhule said he wouldn't discuss specific players concerning injuries until he got a chance to see them more this week in practice. One player who was injured was running back Jahad Thomas, who said after Saturday's game that he hurt his ribs.
June 15, 2015
ISSUE | STING Shamefully easy Congratulations to the District Attorney's Office for bringing corrupt politicians to justice ("Revived sting brings 4th plea," June 9). On one hand, we have state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, who apparently doesn't have a clue, and on the other, we have city District Attorney Seth Williams, who offered defendants the deal of the century just to spite her. Probation and you get to keep your pension after taking bribes: That's justice? Shame on both of them and the courts for buying into this farce.
September 12, 2014 |
THE STATE Supreme Court is deciding whether Pennsylvania will add pen and paper to its mainly electronic voting system. Accuracies and constitutionality issues concerning the current voting system in most of the state were brought in front of the high court yesterday in City Hall. The appeal comes from a 2006 case that argued that votes cast using direct recording electronic machines, or DREs, leave opportunity for tampering because they don't create a physical record of a voter's choice, but rather store electronic records that can be printed later.
July 30, 2014 |
The West Chester Area school board decided Monday how it will redraw its voting boundaries into regions, marking the latest step in the district's move away from the at-large system it has used since its consolidation in 1966. The board voted, 6-2, to approve the new map, which divides the 75-square-mile district into three regions of about 36,000 residents each. It keeps West Chester Borough in one region, a previous point of contention. Approval of the map means the new voting system could be in place in time for next year's primary elections in the district, which has almost 12,000 students.
January 30, 2014
THE NIGHT of his re-election, President Obama promised to address the problem of hours-long lines at polling places. "We have to fix that," he said. Fourteen months later, the bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Administration has released a 100-plus page compendium of sensible, nonideological best practices to improve a confusing, antiquated system. The recommendations aim to ensure that no American waits more than 30 minutes to vote. They provide a useful road map for states to improve their systems - if politicians and election officials believe it's their job to make it as easy as possible for everyone to vote.
January 10, 2014 |
DAN LE BATARD, the longtime columnist for the Miami Herald and a TV and radio host for ESPN, revealed yesterday that he gave his Baseball Hall of Fame ballot to Deadspin. Despising the "hypocrisy" of the Hall of Fame voting system, Le Batard exercised his defiance and allowed Deadspin to complete the ballot. Deadspin wanted to "draw attention to how ridiculous the Hall of Fame elections have become . . . the process has been hijacked by cranks, attention-seeking trolls, and the merely perplexed" and it wanted to "turn a small bit of power over to the public for the sake of doing so. " And Le Batard's rationale?
March 7, 2013 |
TRENTON - Voting-rights lawyers returned to a New Jersey appeals court Tuesday to ask the judges to force the state to replace paperless voting machines with a new system that they say would be less vulnerable to hacking and could be used for a recount. A lawyer for the state argued that a change would be too costly and that other styles of voting machines are vulnerable, too. The hearing was the latest chapter in a nine-year fight over the logistics of the way the state votes, frustrating activists who say New Jersey has fallen behind as most states have moved away from the type of machine still used in most of New Jersey.
December 5, 2012 |
HARRISBURG - If at first you don't succeed, try again. Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R., Delaware) is doing just that in a memo circulated Monday to colleagues, saying he intends to reintroduce legislation in the next session to change the way Pennsylvania parcels out its 20 electoral votes. Pileggi's new proposal is, at its core, similar to the one he and Gov. Corbett championed last fall, in that it would do away with Pennsylvania's winner-take-all system of awarding electoral votes.
June 28, 2012 |
The Phillies did not announce Raul Valdes as Wednesday's starting pitcher until after Tuesday's game because of a pitching staff in flux. So a bullpen that can rarely provide three clean innings must chew up all nine Wednesday. The team apparently has no better option. "That's the way we decided," pitching coach Rich Dubee said. "That's what we felt comfortable with. " They waited to name Valdes in case he was needed Tuesday, but Vance Worley pitched six innings and it was unnecessary.
June 28, 2012 |
THE PHILLIES did not announce Raul Valdes as Wednesday's starting pitcher until after Tuesday's game because of a pitching staff in flux. So a bullpen that can rarely provide three clean innings must chew up all nine Wednesday. The team apparently has no better option. "That's the way we decided," pitching coach Rich Dubee said. "That's what we felt comfortable with. " They waited to name Valdes in case he was needed Tuesday, but Vance Worley pitched into the seventh inning and it was unnecessary.