February 27, 2014 |
MICHAEL BARNDT thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl for sex last June when he checked into a Wilmington, Del., hotel and bought her black lace panties. But the teen he chatted with online was a federal Department of Homeland Security agent. Barndt, 40, of Sellersville, Bucks County, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Delaware to 10 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to attempted coercion and enticement of a minor. At the time of his arrest, he was working as a chef at Lakeside School in Horsham Township.
February 13, 2014 |
Steve Vasturia made a pair of three-pointers in the second overtime, and Eric Atkins added 16 points as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (13-12, 4-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) survived squandering a six-point lead late in regulation to beat visiting Clemson, 68-64, Tuesday night in South Bend, Ind. K.J. McDaniels led the Tigers (15-8, 6-5) with a career-high 30 points and 14 rebounds. Florida 67, Tennessee 58 - Scottie Wilbekin had 21 points and six assists for the No. 3 Gators (22-2, 11-0 Southeastern Conference)
February 5, 2014 |
Drexel coach Bruiser Flint had a message for his senior guard Frantz Massenat at halftime against North Carolina-Wilmington on Monday night. According to Flint, it was time for Massenat, who entered the contest averaging 17.9 points per game, to get out of "point guard mode. " "We're not going to win if you take one shot in the half," Flint told a scoreless Massenat after the senior recorded just a single shot in the first 20 minutes. Thanks to Massenat's 13 second-half points - and major contributions from Chris Fouch and Tavon Allen - Drexel knocked off UNCW, 61-50, at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.
January 20, 2014 |
WILMINGTON, N.C. - Drexel coach Bruiser Flint was sure Freddie Wilson had a big game in him. He just wasn't sure when Wilson would produce it. Saturday turned out to be the perfect time. With Drexel having only nine available players, Wilson used an explosive second half to put up a career-high 16 points, leading the Dragons to a 79-63, come-from-behind win over UNC Wilmington in Colonial Athletic Association play. "We've just been waiting for him to do what he did. He just hasn't done it," Flint said.
January 10, 2014 |
Alicia Cropper had a career-high 23 points and La Salle withstood a late rally by Virgiania Commonwealth to upset the Rams, 63-58, in an Atlantic Ten matchup at Tom Gola Arena on Wednesday. The Explorers have won five of their last six games. VCU dropped just its second game of the year, falling to 14-2 overall and 2-1 in the A-10. St. Joseph's 72, Rhode Island 35 - With a balanced attack, the Hawks defeated Rhode Island in an Atlantic Ten game at Hagan Arena. The Hawks, led by sophomore Ciara Andrews' 13 points improved to 12-3 overall and 2-1 in the A-10.
November 2, 2013 |
Despite an 18.4 percent drop in quarterly profit, AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot said Thursday in response to a question from The Inquirer that there are no plans for more layoffs at the company's facilities in Delaware. AstraZeneca is based in London and has facilities in Wilmington and Newark. In March, the company cut 2,300 jobs from its worldwide workforce, including 1,200 from its Delaware facility. Some of the positions in Wilmington were moved to AstraZeneca's facility in Gaithersburg, Md. Reports at the time suggested AstraZeneca considered closing its Wilmington facility.
October 30, 2013 |
Tuesday Noon: Center City. Barnes & Noble, 1805 Walnut St. 7 p.m.: Devon. Barnes & Noble, 150 W. Swedesford Rd Saturday Noon: King of Prussia. Costco, 201 Allendale Rd 4 p.m.: Wilmington. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Concord Pike Sunday Noon: Mount Laurel. Costco, 100 Centerton Rd
September 28, 2013 |
Celebrate the beginning of the Painted Bride Art Center's fall season Saturday with a parade and family drumming workshop. The Universal African Drum & Dance Ensemble will lead a procession down Second Street at 2:15 p.m. to welcome new art spaces in Old City. Parade stops, featuring presentations, include the Arden Theatre's Hamilton Family Arts Center and the FringeArts building on Columbus Boulevard, to be completed soon. At 4 p.m. after the parade, festivities continue with family drumming and dance workshops, face painting, art activities, and more.
September 11, 2013 |
I loved Bruce Graham's hard-hitting comedy Any Given Monday when Theatre Exile gave it its 2010 world premiere. Delaware Theatre Company's furious production confirmed my original assessment: I still love it. It's my kind of play. But that alone wouldn't persuade my family to hike to Wilmington to catch this riveting rendition. So below, three reasons why any theater lover should see this play. It deals with real life. Too many couples these days cheat or divorce. More than two-thirds of the time, men don't initiate the latter process.
September 3, 2013 |
On Labor Day - and every day - everyone wants a raise. So on Thursday, fast-food workers in Wilmington and around the nation went on strike for $15-an-hour pay. A week ago, advocates gathered in New Jersey to rally in support of passing the state's minimum-wage referendum. And on Monday, Labor Day, Philadelphia skycaps will march in the city's Labor Day parade after restaurant workers dish out ice cream, both promoting a push for higher wages. These campaigns also provide a glimpse of what is either labor's future strategy, or its back-to-the-future strategy, at a time when unions are increasingly marginalized.