November 19, 2014 |
Amber Orrange hit a go-ahead jumper with 1 minute, 38 seconds remaining in overtime Monday night in Stanford, Calif., and the tying three-pointer with 1.4 seconds to play in regulation, sending the No. 6-ranked Cardinal women to an 88-86 victory over top-ranked Connecticut that snapped the Huskies' 47-game winning streak. Stanford ended another long Huskies streak nearly four years after snapping the program's NCAA-record 90-game unbeaten run. UConn went 40-0 last season on the way to its second consecutive championship.
November 17, 2014
SANDRA LONG WEAVER spent roughly 30 years climbing to the top of the newspaper industry, only to be abruptly fired in 2011. Overnight, Weaver went from being one of the highest ranking people at Philadelphia Media Network, the former parent company of the Daily News , Inquirer and Philly.com, to not knowing if she would ever work again. That's enough to rattle anyone, especially someone as highly thought of as Weaver who'd been a golden girl for her entire journalistic career.
November 17, 2014 |
Three Dragons scored in double figures as Drexel opened its season with a 62-53 win over Cornell at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Sarah Curran (Archbishop Carroll) led Drexel with 12 points. Meghan Creighton (Archbishop Carroll) and Jamila Thompson each scored 11. Swarthmore 73, Hartwick 47 - Elle Larsen, who made the all-tournament team, scored 25 points to lead the Garnet (1-1) over the Hawks (0-2) in the 14th annual Tip-Off Classic at Tarble Pavilion. Lebanon Valley 84, Gwynedd Mercy 63 - Natasha Matthews (Norristown)
November 17, 2014 |
When Leslie Richards became a Montgomery County commissioner in 2012, she was inundated by men angling for positions on boards, commissions, and authorities. "It did not take much longer for me to realize that women were unaware of these opportunities," which give individuals influence and can be springboards to higher-level positions, Richards said. "It was quite frustrating, and I have to say it made me angry," she said. "I had to do something about it, but I wasn't quite sure what I could do. " The result of many long conversations with friends and advisers is Plan W. It's a political action committee that will support candidates for positions in local and county government across Pennsylvania - men and women, Democrats and Republicans - who pledge to boost the number of women in prominent staff and board positions.
November 15, 2014
V ICKI SACK, 43, of Ardmore, and Mikal Harden, 38, of Kensington, co-own Juno Search Partners in Center City. The fast-growing firm provides placement services for human resources, administrative support, accounting and finance, and IT professionals to companies in the region. I spoke with Sack. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for the biz? A: Mikal and I both worked in the recruiting business, competed against each other and had some of the same clients and [job]
November 12, 2014 |
The homeless woman receiving the gently used business suit was very grateful, she told the social worker. But was there somewhere she could get a bra? She didn't own one. When Joanie Balderstone, who had donated the clothing, heard that, she knew she had to lift this woman up - in more ways than one. "Apparently, it's a common occurrence," she said. That was November 2009. Four months later, Balderstone, 42, and her wife, Rebecca McIntire, 41, held their first Mardi Bra party, inviting all the women they knew.
November 11, 2014 |
IT TOOK 5 years, but it finally hit Mike McLaughlin. For years growing up, the Philadelphia native and Father Judge High graduate came to the hallowed halls on South 33rd Street and watched basketball games with his family. The game took him to Division II Holy Family, where his 1,710 points still rank fifth in school history. He played after college for a bit with the Washington Generals and Harlem Globetrotters, playing in more than 50 countries. He went on to coach the women's team at his alma mater for 14 seasons, where he piled up 407 wins vs. 61 losses.
November 11, 2014 |
With Leslie Cuyjet, her partner and former student, choreographer Cynthia Oliver has created a work informed by her early influences in the Caribbean, where she studied with a former company member of Germany's Kurt Jooss before moving to New York to work with Ronald K. Brown. The duo opened BOOM! Friday at the Painted Bride, banging a door loudly and skittering into the theater from behind the audience while yammering at each other in stop/start phrases. Were they sisters, girlfriends, mother and daughter?
November 10, 2014 |
With an auditorium full of female students, Lincoln University president Robert R. Jennings offered the sort of fatherly advice he believes many of them need when it comes to sex and men. "We have, we had, on this campus last semester three cases of young women who after having done whatever they did with young men and then it didn't turn out the way they wanted it to turn out, guess what they did," he began. "They went to Public Safety and said, 'He raped me.' " His comments came back in September, at Lincoln's annual All Women's Convocation.
November 6, 2014 |
REPUBLICAN candidate Megan Rath knows she never stood a chance to win Democrat Bob Brady's seat in the 1st U.S. Congressional District. But, lordy, she had fun making the 16-year incumbent dance for votes he's always taken for granted. "He never had to put up billboards until we put up billboards. He even sent out mailers! When has Bob Brady ever had to send out mailers?" Rath, 34, asked yesterday morning at the 34th polling place she'd visited in less than four hours. She may have lost yesterday's election, but Rath - who sells medical devices when she's not on the stump - generated noticeable buzz in the GOP, says Alan Novak, former chairman of Pennsylvania's Republican State Committee.