February 26, 2016 |
As the business day wound down at Material Culture - the former Germantown freight-train station that's now a showroom for furnishings from around the world - guests were just arriving for a Thursday-night feast. Chef Aliza Green greeted many of them with hugs: These are relationships that go all the way back to Philadelphia's first attempt at a restaurant renaissance, in the 1980s. Green was 27 in 1979, when she landed the job of executive chef at the trendsetting restaurant DiLullo's.
February 21, 2016 |
Temple's Tonya Cardoza gave her basketball team off from practice on Friday and nobody was complaining, including the coach. The Owls put in plenty of extra time Thursday night before losing an epic five-overtime, 100-97 classic in an American Athletic Conference game at Memphis. It tied Drexel's 98-90 win over Northeastern in 2007 as the longest in NCAA Division I women's basketball history. The 197 points were the most in Temple program history "I am exhausted," Cardoza said Friday.
February 21, 2016 |
When Lynn Niblick woke in the middle of the night with chest pains, she didn't pay them much mind. But once she got to work the next day as a benefits administrator, she no longer could ignore the pain. She agreed to go to the hospital, where she discovered at 58 she was having a heart attack. "I blew off pain a lot," said Niblick, of Easthampton. "I was busy with my family and my job, and I thought if I went to the hospital they'd make me stay. "I didn't have time for it. " Niblick, 65, needed five stents inserted in her heart.
February 19, 2016 |
HARRY PERRETTA was 22 when he became the women's basketball coach at Villanova. As is almost always the case, there's a story. "I had just graduated from Lycoming, and I looked in the newspaper and saw there were two job openings, at Saint Joe's and Villanova," he recounted. "John Griffin had just gotten the (boys') high school job at Upper Darby. I was like, 'I should apply for something.' I'd been helping out at Lycoming (after suffering a career-ending ankle injury as a sophomore)
February 18, 2016
Level the field Title IX is not unfair and does not harm men ("Title IX unfair to men," Friday). Nor does it impose a quota. When a college cannot show that it offers women athletic opportunities in proportion to its undergraduate enrollment, it can comply by demonstrating either a history and continuing practice of increasing women's opportunities or satisfying their interests and abilities. Title IX discourages cuts to men's sports. Many colleges can't show they added opportunities for women or satisfied their interests and abilities.
February 18, 2016
By Lanethea Mathews-Schultz and Nicole Baltzer Following remarks by two well-known political figures in defense of Hillary Clinton's struggling campaign, the nation has been thrust into a debate about the role of gender in American politics. At a campaign event with Clinton, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright admonished young women for their lackluster support of the Democratic candidate by suggesting that there is "a special place in hell for women who don't help other women.
February 16, 2016 |
History trails Geno Auriemma's Connecticut Huskies into every arena. Not Lobo and Bird, Taurasi and Moore - this group led by Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson already has taken care of those past UConn ghosts. This group of Huskies has its own history to deal with. The UConn seniors are 24-0 this season and 137-5 in these jerseys, chasing their fourth straight national title. They keep adding to these insane feats of dominance - up to 61 straight victories, and 108 of 109. Big upsets?
February 12, 2016
FAR BE IT from me to defend women who think Bernie Sanders is exactly the type of person we need to change the course of this country (because I think he has the same sense of direction the Titanic's navigator had.) However, while I certainly don't feel the Bern, I respect the people who do. In fact, even though I've been surprised at how many voters support Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, I wouldn't call them stupid. The candidates? Perhaps. The supporters? Nyet (quoting Donald's friend and Bernie's associate, Vlad Putin.)
February 11, 2016 |
Since 1941, the Norman Gothic-style chapel at Rosemont College has been a place of worship for students at the Catholic school on the Main Line. But over the last three years, the building has become something more - a place for study. Specifically, for studying the chapel itself. Two professors, one in history, the other in studio art, have been co-teaching an honors class delving into the history of the towering, 75-year-old building that is shaped like a cross. They have learned that it is one of only two chapels in the United States, and few in the world, that mostly feature portraits of female saints and other religious figures in its stained-glass windows.
February 10, 2016 |
SO HOW many basketball teams ever have three post-graduate players? "I put the question out there, on a Division III message (site)," said Dan Drutz, Rowan's assistant athletic director for communications. "I didn't get a response. " So the Profs are unique. They're also 19-3 (13-2 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference), even with an overtime loss on Saturday at Kean. That's already the most wins for the program in just over a decade, which has put them in position to get into the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2000.