Sunday, March 1, 2015

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Frank Fitzpatrick: When I think of bowling, and I rarely do anymore, it's as a curious relic, like 45-r.p.m. records or paperboys.
Bob Ford: Blame the system for the two high school teams tanking, not the teams themselves.
"Those are the wing skins," Ira Weissman says, pointing to a short, sleek stack of pearly aluminum panels. "I brought them over here this morning in my Prius."
Detective Joe Murray was home on the couch when he saw the tweet. It was from Sarah Baicker. She covers the Flyers for CSNPhilly.com. She and Joe are Twitter friends. They both really like coffee and the movie Dirty Dancing.
This is a column about a beautiful Ukrainian helicopter pilot named Nadiya Savchenko, who was captured by pro-Russian rebels and illegally transported from her country to a prison in Moscow. She could die soon.
Movies are best enjoyed with other people. When watching at home, alone, there are too many distractions. Make another cup of tea, feed the cat, get in a circular Twitter argument. The feature is paused repeatedly, chopped into a bunch of unnatural segments. There isn't anyone to keep your habituated behaviors in check, so the phone and television compete with each other for dominance. And who will give you recommendations for the next night's flick?
Veteran Todd Herremans proved too costly for the Eagles to keep, and he might have only the first to be shown the door.
Here's the strange but sad part about Brian Williams, Rand Paul, Bill O'Reilly, and Robert McDonald: Each had legitimate bona fides in the very context that recently got them in trouble for embellishment. To a person, they had an honest, acceptable answer within their grasp but chose to go one better, for which they are paying a price.
Friendly labor cooperation means everything’s coming up roses this year. But will union picketers pull it into the weeds?
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. A tip of the hat to Hatboro is in order this Sunday morning: March 1 marks the 300th anniversary of the 1.7-square-mile Montgomery County town.
When Janney Montgomery Scott, the largest investment bank and brokerage based in Philadelphia, moved across Market Street to new offices in 2011, Pennsylvania offered the firm $11.5 million in grants. State officials justified the gifts with the expectation that this would keep 550 high-paid Janney jobs in the city, and the hope that it would add more.
Population: 7,407 (2013). Median household income: $44,901 (2009). Area: 1.4 square miles. Settlements in the last three months: 18.
Let's see. Do I want an investment adviser or a financial adviser to help plan for retirement? A variable annuity, fixed annuity, or no annuity at all? How about stashing savings in an S&P 500 index fund - they're all the same, right?
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: In high school, I was very awkward and insecure. I avoided interacting with boys at all because I was afraid of rejection. Now in my 20s, I have grown into myself and I feel much more confident.
Here's the strange but sad part about Brian Williams, Rand Paul, Bill O'Reilly, and Robert McDonald: Each had legitimate bona fides in the very context that recently got them in trouble for embellishment. To a person, they had an honest, acceptable answer within their grasp but chose to go one better, for which they are paying a price.
Movies are best enjoyed with other people. When watching at home, alone, there are too many distractions. Make another cup of tea, feed the cat, get in a circular Twitter argument. The feature is paused repeatedly, chopped into a bunch of unnatural segments. There isn't anyone to keep your habituated behaviors in check, so the phone and television compete with each other for dominance. And who will give you recommendations for the next night's flick?
This is a column about a beautiful Ukrainian helicopter pilot named Nadiya Savchenko, who was captured by pro-Russian rebels and illegally transported from her country to a prison in Moscow. She could die soon.
WORLDVIEW | TRUDY RUBIN
Detective Joe Murray was home on the couch when he saw the tweet. It was from Sarah Baicker. She covers the Flyers for CSNPhilly.com. She and Joe are Twitter friends. They both really like coffee and the movie Dirty Dancing.
"Those are the wing skins," Ira Weissman says, pointing to a short, sleek stack of pearly aluminum panels. "I brought them over here this morning in my Prius."
Bob Ford: Blame the system for the two high school teams tanking, not the teams themselves.
Frank Fitzpatrick: When I think of bowling, and I rarely do anymore, it's as a curious relic, like 45-r.p.m. records or paperboys.
Bob Brookover: The Phillies are hoping that Gillick can remember how to rebuild a baseball team, which would be quite a magic trick.
Inside the Sixers: MCW is in a better situation than Nerlens Noel. That could change after the 76ers' rebuilding process.
Expect a lot of costumes on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Halloween this year, but of the aerodynamic variety.
Friendly labor cooperation means everything’s coming up roses this year. But will union picketers pull it into the weeds?
Veteran Todd Herremans proved too costly for the Eagles to keep, and he might have only the first to be shown the door.
Ed Rendell: After the deals Hinkie made at the NBA trade deadline, I am now convinced he's not only mad, he's insane.
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