May 14, 2015 |
P ATRICIA ARQUETTE made a big deal of the country's male-female pay disparity during her acceptance speech at this year's Oscars. Hopefully, folks in the audience listened, because the American Civil Liberties Union is asking federal and California civil-rights agencies to investigate what it calls "the systemic failure" to hire female directors in the entertainment industry. The ACLU of Southern California and the national ACLU Women's Rights Project said yesterday that they were moved to act after compiling statistical evidence of "dramatic disparities" in the hiring of women as film and TV directors.
May 14, 2015 |
TWO WOMEN accused of helping a pimp kill and then dismember a Northeast Philadelphia man in 2013 after their scheme to rob him went awry pleaded guilty yesterday to robbery and conspiracy and avoided murder convictions. Stephanie Foulke, 23, and Angel Weston, 22, were each immediately sentenced to five to 10 years in prison, plus 2 1/2 years' probation for their crimes, according to court records. Murder and abuse-of-corpse charges against both women were dropped. Foulke and Weston were arrested in 2013 along with Keith Tolbert, 35, in connection with the Aug. 26, 2013, murder of Francis Zarzycki, 40, during the botched robbery.
May 12, 2015 |
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Penn women's lacrosse team formed a circle in front of its bench and each player put an arm around her closest teammate. Some players cried. Others lightly laughed. After chasing Syracuse (15-7, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) around a rain-soaked field for 60 minutes, the Quakers (14-6, 6-1 Ivy League) saw their season end in a 13-10 loss to the Orange at SU Soccer Stadium on Sunday afternoon. It's the second straight year that Penn's NCAA tournament run ended in the second round.
May 10, 2015 |
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - After not seeing the ball well all afternoon, Penn goalie Lucy Ferguson made the biggest save of the game. With the last seconds ticking off the clock in overtime, Albany's Sarah Martin fired a point-blank shot that Ferguson speared out of the air. Ferguson paused for a second, the ball resting in the pocket of her stick. Then she clenched her fists as her teammates streamed onto the field, celebrating the Quakers' (14-5, 6-1 Ivy League) 11-10 victory over the Great Danes (14-5, 5-1)
May 9, 2015 |
Drexel crew coach Paul Savell acknowledges that everything his men's and women's teams have done on the water in recent months has pointed to this weekend at the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta. And his rowers couldn't be happier that Friday's opening day of the 77th edition of the nation's largest collegiate regatta is finally here. "Waiting always is the hardest part," senior Cat Hamilton, coxswain of the women's varsity eight, said Thursday after practice on the Schuylkill. "Once we're in the boat, we're all ready to go. It's out here [at practice]
May 3, 2015 |
St. Joseph's University has suspended play for its women's varsity softball team for the rest of the season following an internal investigation into allegations of hazing. The team had three games remaining in the season. It's unclear whether the team would have made postseason play. "Due to violations of campus community standards, the women's softball team will not be participating in scheduled contests for the remainder of the season," the university said in a statement Friday.
May 2, 2015 |
Walk in honor and admiration of your favorite girls and women Saturday at the third annual Sojourner Truth Walk at Clark Park in University City. All are welcome to support this 5k walk through West Philadelphia. Bring a photo of your favorite female to hold up during the walk, whether it's your daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, an esteemed leader, or other. You can walk as an individual or as a team. The route circles Clark Park to Kingsessing Park, then Malcolm X Park, and ends at the Calvary Center for Community and Culture on 48th Street and Baltimore Avenue.
May 1, 2015 |
Q: I've given up on Internet dating and decided to try to date women I meet at public events, bars, parties, etc. Can you suggest any good pick-up lines? Steve: I used three lines in my bachelor days: "Don't I know you?," "What's your sign?" and "Pleasure me, lusty wench!" In 20 years of being single, none of these lines worked even once. So I'm going to have to defer to Mia on this one. Mia: Lines? Really? Just say, "Hello. " Meeting someone isn't a game or something you try to trick someone into by saying something slick.