January 23, 2014
LAST week's column, "Until women can match men's prowess they should not be Marines," provoked some finger-wagging outrage at the gym, but the readers who wrote in mostly agreed with my sentiments. It's OK! Although equal, men and women are different. Honestly, can we at least get a consensus on that? In hopes of continuing the conversation, here's what some readers had to say: I take great issue with your subheadline - "Until women can match men's prowess they should not be Marines.
January 21, 2014 |
Natasha Cloud (Cardinal O'Hara) scored 14 points to go with nine rebounds and nine assists as St. Joseph's topped La Salle, 64-52, on Sunday at Tom Gola Arena. The Hawks (14-4, 3-2 Atlantic Ten, 4-0 Big Five) claimed their 16th Big Five title with a win over the Explorers (9-9, 4-2, 0-4). Connecticut 94, Rutgers 64 - Former Prep Charter star Kahleah Copper scored 20 points for No. 23 Rutgers, but the Scarlet Knights fell to top-ranked Connecticut in Piscataway, N.J. UConn (19-0, 6-0 American)
January 20, 2014 |
Susan Gross wasn't ready to be a widow. Her husband, Alan, had been sick for a decade with diabetes and complicated back problems, but he wasn't dying. Nobody ever said he was dying. And then one day he was gone, and she was alone, trying at age 60 to make sense of a new and unanticipated life. "It's overwhelming, making decisions, and [figuring out] finances, and you just want to be left alone," Gross said in an interview. Today, 11 years after her husband's death, she's sharing her hard-earned wisdom with new widows, organizing the Philadelphia chapter of a growing volunteer association called W Connection.
January 19, 2014 |
The Big Five game between St. Joseph's and Penn women went down to the wire at Hagan Arena before the Hawks prevailed, 60-52, on Friday night. The Hawks (13-4, 3-0 Big Five) clinched a share of the Big Five title while the Quakers (8-5, 1-2), who lost by a point to Villanova on Wednesday, were eliminated from city championship contention. The Hawks had three players in double figures - Erin Shields (Archbishop Carroll) with 16 points, Natasha Cloud (Cardinal O'Hara) and and Ilze Gotfrida with 12 each.
January 17, 2014 |
ANY WAY YOU slice it, Mayfair's "Swiss Cheese Pervert" is closer to getting caught. Lt. Anthony McFadden, of the Police Department's Special Victims Unit, confirmed yesterday that detectives are investigating a man in the case. McFadden declined to identify the man, saying it's "too early in the investigation" to do so. The potential suspect was identified after detectives from the SVU reached out to women from the Mayfair area who had previously told police they were approached by the "Swiss Cheese Pervert," McFadden said.
January 16, 2014
I KNOW that I will probably get some flack for this, but I just can't hold my tongue any longer on this issue of female Marines participating in combat. I've been following this story closely for the past two years, and let's just say that this is where the egalitarian rubber meets the road. If you haven't been following the story, here's the skinny: More than half of female Marines can't do three pull-ups, and that's the minimum standard that the Marine Corps designated to integrate women into combat jobs.
January 15, 2014 |
I'm not sure why, with all the advances women have made in, well, everything, but certainly playwriting, Hedgerow Theatre chose to haul out Jack Heifner's 1976 hit dramedy Vanities . However, I'm 100 percent certain that, much like the three Southern belles at its core, it didn't age well. In 2009, someone thought Vanities had the makings of a Broadway musical. Fortunately, that effort never made it to the big time, and its consolation prize, an Off-Broadway run, closed after a month.
January 14, 2014 |
FAMILIES OUT walking in Center City yesterday afternoon peered through an iron gate into the narrow alleyway behind the historic John C. Bell House and asked what had happened. Those that looked closely knew the answer was bad. Past the orange code violation from the Department of Licenses & Inspections, they saw a dried puddle of blood. Police said a 22-year-old man was killed and two women injured when a fire-escape platform partially collapsed about midnight Saturday, sending them plummeting more than 30 feet from the building at 22nd and Locust streets.
January 13, 2014 |
BOSTON - Ashley Wagner fell to the ice, her red dress pooling around her like spilled blood, and you could almost hear the members of the Olympic selection committee crying out in pain. Wagner, the onetime Skating Club of Wilmington skater and the favorite coming into these national championships, made Sunday's task of choosing three women to represent the U.S. in Sochi next month considerably more difficult. She fell twice in her disappointing free skate and wound up fourth, a whopping 29 points behind the winner, teenager Gracie Gold.