OK, so now that we know he will play tonight, sports-talk junkies will no doubt spend their day analyzing, arguing, and re-analyzing whether he should play quarterback or slotback. Or how much speed he may have lost. Or what his impact in the locker room might be.
As Kisha Bivines watched the weeklong news coverage of the search for Officer Chuck Cassidy's killer, a round-the-clock manhunt that brought out SWAT teams and helicopters and reached all the way to Miami, all she could do was cry. "I heard them saying, 'We're going to find this man . . . We're not going to rest . . . $150,000 reward money . . . ' I only wish my son's life meant as much to someone other than me," she said. "Why can't they look for all criminals the same?"
Didn't anybody tell them that you can't mess with Santa and the Easter Bunny? Apparently no one told the shameless scammers who stole money from students at Wilson Elementary School in Camden. Their clever little scheme went like this: Ask parents to send in hard-earned money so that their little ones could have photos taken with jolly old St. Nick and that much-revered rabbit. You know, the icons of the innocent.
Annette John-Hall is a metro columnist for The Inquirer. She was previously a features reporter and columnist focusing on music, film television and pop culture. A native of Berkeley, Calif., she covered professional, college and high school sports at the San Jose Mercury News, the Rocky Mountain News in Denver and the Oakland Tribune.
Her column appears Tuesdays and Fridays in The Inquirer's metro section.