July 31, 2016 |
Cameron Sullivan-Brown, a wide receiver from Laurel, Md., announced Friday on Twitter that he has committed to Penn State for the freshman class of 2017. The 6-foot-1, 176-pound Sullivan-Brown, who plays for St. Vincent Pallotti High School, said he was "beyond blessed for this gift. . . . With the help and guidance of my loved ones, I have decided to fully commit to Penn State. " Sullivan-Brown, rated as a three-star player by most recruiting web sites, chose Penn State over Maryland, Duke, Syracuse, Northwestern, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
July 1, 2016 |
On a sun-drenched Philadelphia day, Lynnette Shelley settled outside a warehouse at the Tioga Marine Terminal, paintbrush in hand. The warehouse didn't allow for much natural light, and to finish her masterpiece on the sixth day (on the seventh, she rested), she needed to see its vivid colors and make sure they matched. She touched up images of flora and fauna, and complex geometric patterns, until her donkey was resplendent. Let's backtrack a bit. On Friday, in celebration of the Democratic National Convention, 57 fiberglass donkeys are coming to town, courtesy of the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee, the city Mural Arts Program, and ArtJawn.
May 11, 2016
The first rule in elections is: Go for the votes you can get. By that measure, Hillary Clinton is right to try to put the old Obama coalition on steroids. Donald Trump will expand the Democrats' opportunities among nonwhite Americans and produce Clinton landslides among Latinos. They have good reason to fear and despise the man who has demeaned them. And watch Republicans for Clinton become a major force in American politics, an alliance of mostly well-off, well-educated voters - plus women of all classes.
April 4, 2016 |
The Berwick community has lost its beloved football coach. George Curry, who guided the Northeastern Pennsylvania school to six PIAA Class 3A state championships, died Friday at 71. He had ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease, which had been diagnosed midway through last season. An undersize center and linebacker at Temple in the mid-1960s, Curry compiled a 455-102-5 record (.817 winning percentage) at three schools. He is the state's all-time winningest coach and ranks No. 5 in the nation.
March 16, 2016 |
NEW YORK - Some scribbled notes from the opening minutes of Sunday's Atlantic Ten championship game: Brown pull-up . . . Brown drive & dunk . . . Brown drives. That was from the first four minutes as St. Joseph's got in front of Virginia Commonwealth and stayed there at the Barclays Center. Hawks senior Aaron Brown exemplified what he later articulated, the need to get in the first punch. Asked about Brown and his game, St. Joe's teammate Isaiah Miles said postgame: "Oh, man, aggressive.
February 29, 2016 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Just three years after leaving Eastern Regional High School for Ohio State, Eli Apple is now a potential first-round NFL draft pick. The Voorhees native is one of the top cornerback prospects in the draft. He played only two seasons of college football, but he started both years for the Buckeyes, and his 6-foot-1, 199-pound frame fits the prototype for a press-coverage cornerback in the NFL. "That's something in the NFL that's really important, to be a physical guy at the line of scrimmage and be able to take receivers off their path," Apple said.
December 17, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Glenn Straub has a broken bone that's just not fitting into his schedule. It's an odd lump on the 69-year-old Florida billionaire's shoulder, some cracked something from a few months back that he never got checked out and probably won't. He figures that it's healing on its own or that he'll probably break it again, the same way he did before, playing full-contact polo atop 1,000-pound thoroughbreds with other wealthy men in tony ZIP codes. "Yeah, I fell off a horse for like the 47th time or something and broke something, but I don't have time to get it fixed," he says, a West Virginia drawl still deep in his voice.
August 28, 2015 |
THE TV in the middle of the newsroom is broadcasting the latest about a local shooting, which it always seems to be doing. This one in West Philly. At the same time I'm reading an article about a teenager who held students and a teacher at gunpoint in a West Virginia classroom, while I'm also obsessively scanning my Twitter feed for anything, everything about the horrific shootings of a Virginia reporter and cameraman on live television as they filmed a feature on tourism. When the gunman's name was released, I went looking for his Twitter feed and watched the shocking shootings that he recorded and later posted, and that now a huge part of me wishes I could unsee.
April 3, 2015
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia toppled the Temple women's basketball team last night, 66-58, in overtime, to end the Owls' run in the women's NIT. The Mountaineers got 22 points from Bria Holmes and 20 from Averee Fields to reach the final, where they will host UCLA, a 69-65 winner over Michigan. Lanay Montgomery finished with a game-high 24 rebounds, just two shy of tying the WNIT single-game record for West Virginia. Montgomery also managed eight blocks. Tyonna Williams led the Owls with 15 points and Tanaya Atkinson had with 10. Temple hit nine three-pointers on the night and held West Virginia to only one. "I'm proud of my team, I'm proud of the way they fought tonight in a hostile environment," Owls coach Tonya Cardoza said.
March 11, 2015 |
Cosby breaks no silence On Monday, Bill Cosby released a video in which he speaks excitedly on the phone about his upcoming show in Wheeling, W.Va. "You know I'll be hilarious," he says. No mention of anything else. None. Also on the site: "Hey. Hey. Hey. I'm far from finished. " 'Toy Story' wants love They're doing a Toy Story 4 ? Really???? So says Pixar prez Jim Morris to the blog Disney Latino. "It will be a love story," he said. "It will be a romantic comedy.