November 6, 2013
On a single night in January 2011, 67,495 veterans were homeless in the United States. This is unacceptable. Veterans who have honorably served our country should have a safe, secure place to call home. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) aims to end veterans' homelessness by 2015. VA needs our help to meet this ambitious goal. Much is being done. Homeless veterans and those at risk of homelessness should gain access to VA services. Know the facts.
November 6, 2013 |
A FORMER FRIEND and teammate crashed what had been a three-game party for the 76ers. And when he was mercifully done, Andre Iguodala had poured himself 32 points, helped himself to a career-high seven three-pointers and took a 110-90 victory for him and his Golden State teammates. On a team that is set with two of the game's premier sharpshooters in Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, last night it was Iguodala who was draining long balls as if it was his specialty. Curry and Thompson weren't bad, either, as Curry collected a triple-double with 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, while Thompson made four three-pointers en route to 15 points.
August 6, 2013 |
RICHMOND, Va. - "Is 38 the new 28?" London Fletcher tweeted in May on the occasion of his 38th birthday. For most professional athletes, the answer to that question is a definitive no. Thirty-eight is young for an accountant or plumber or hedge-fund manager. But it's ancient for a professional jock. By the time they reach 38, their skills have eroded, their bodies have betrayed them and their careers are either over or on life-support. But Fletcher isn't most athletes.
August 5, 2013 |
The B-17 bomber named All-American shook violently as an out-of-control German fighter plane smashed into the rear of the fuselage. A long, jagged gash ran into the heavily damaged tail section, which bounced and swayed as crew members tied it off with nylon parachute cords. But the Flying Fortress flew on that day in 1943 to drop its payload on a target in Tunis, and the crew - including turret gunner Elton Conda of Burlington Township - miraculously returned to England, where the plane's tale dropped off after the landing.
May 13, 2013 |
OAKLAND, Calif. - His spirits down, his left ankle limp and his team's season hanging in the balance, Stephen Curry wondered whether he could recover for the biggest game of his career until a text message popped up on his phone around 2 a.m. Saturday. Curry called back his mother, Sonya, and vented his frustrations about his latest - and most inopportune - injury setback. Finally, she spoke up to calm his concerns. "She just reminded me and battled tested me to rely on my teammates and support," Curry said.
May 13, 2013 |
Instead of the traditional Mother's Day gifts - flowers, jewelry, spa days - two Pennsylvania moms have other things in mind: a pair of legs, a motorized track wheelchair, or wounds that heal. Stacy Fidler and Julie Keys are proud moms of wounded warriors. For them, Mother's Day is a time to celebrate their sons' sacrifices, and their solidarity within a group of unexpected heroes themselves. On Oct. 3, 2011, Lance Cpl. Mark Fidler was on foot patrol in Sangin, Afghanistan, with a belt of live grenades strapped to his waist, when he stepped on an IED. The blast blew off both of his legs above the knee.
May 5, 2013 |
It has been a roller-coaster week for Methacton's baseball team. The Warriors opened a key three-game Pioneer Athletic Conference stretch with a win over Division I-bound righthander A.J. Bogucki and Boyertown. Then, in a big letdown, they fell to Perkiomen Valley. Friday afternoon in Worcester, scoring three runs in each of their last two at-bats, catcher Clayton Harwick and company closed with an 11-7 triumph over fellow title contender Spring-Ford. "It's been pretty wild this season," Harwick said.