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Starting Monday, they will use law firms and dunning letters in a bid to collect $1.5 billion. By Nancy Phillips and Craig R. McCoy


The Philadelphia courts, reversing a long pattern of lax financial collections, are poised to aggressively go after more than $1.5 billion in forfeited bail, fines, and restitution owed by thousands of defendants. Starting Monday, the courts will phase in a system to dun debtors and deploy collection lawyers to go after the worst

deadbeats. Those who have not made arrangements to pay could find themselves facing liens, attached wages, even sheriff’s sales of their property. Court administrators on Tuesday announced the imminent end of a “penalty-free period” put in place last month to encourage more than 400,000 people who owe the courts money to pay up. That program included a See COURTS on A4

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Terrence Woods, a custodial worker with the Philadelphia School District, clears the sidewalks around Fairhill School on Tuesday morning. The overnight snow made for a difficult commute, but by afternoon its effect was mostly a memory. City schools were closed, bringing joy to children. Some parents, though, are fed up with snow days. Style & Soul, C1.

Report: Bullying Gadhafi vows fight to death is widespread He issued a fist-pounding call to put down the revolt. But rebels claimed a wide swath of Libya.

shouted and pounded his fists on the lectern, was an all-out call for his backers to impose control over the capital and take back other cities. After a week of upheaval, protesters backed by defecting army units have claimed control over almost the entire eastern half of Libya’s 1,000-mile Mediterranean coast, including several oil-producing areas. “You men and women who love Gadhafi … get out of your homes and fill the streets,” he said. “Leave your homes and attack them in their lairs.” Celebratory gunfire by Gadhafi supporters rang out in Tripoli after the leader’s speech, while in protester-held BengSee LIBYA on A10

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CAIRO — A defiant Moammar Gadhafi vowed to fight to his “last drop of blood” and roared at supporters to strike back against Libyan protesters to defend his embattled regime Tuesday, signaling an escalation of the crackdown that has thrown the capital into scenes of mayhem, wild shooting, and bodies in the streets. The speech by the Libyan leader, who

Christie budget has 2.6% cut Public workers would pay more for benefits. By Maya Rao


TRENTON — Gov. Christie on Tuesday proposed a $29.4 billion spending plan that would increase aid to school districts and cut taxes for corporations, while looking to contain Medicaid costs and calling for greater sacrifices from public workers. Christie said his budget, which would reduce spending by 2.6 percent, would restore fiscal order while funding priorities key to the state’s success. He cautioned that New Jersey, struggling with soaring taxes and pension and health-care obligations, is not out of harm’s way. “We must continue on the path to reform, and continue to make the hard choices, in order See BUDGET on A12


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He said in a letter obtained by The Inquirer that he had decided against looking into the $7.5 million contract for surveillance cameras because “we have reason to believe that at least two other government agencies with jurisdiction have already begun to investigate the circumstances leading to the award of this contract.” A spokesman for Wagner declined

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to name the other agencies, but State Rep. Michael McGeehan said Tuesday that he knew that one School District official had been interviewed in December by FBI agents about the nobid emergency contract won by IBS Communications Inc., a small Mount Airy firm. He said the same person had “addiSee PROBE on A8

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Racial and ethnic conflicts are a “systemwide problem” in Philadelphia’s public schools, and the School District “is not doing enough to prevent and resolve such conflicts,” according to a muchanticipated Human Relations Commission report scheduled to be released next week.

The state declined to investigate, saying other probes were under way.

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Rue Landau, the commission’s executive director, gave highlights of the 26-page report at a hearing Tuesday afternoon before City Council, which called the session to address problems of violence and bullying in city schools. The report is based on testimony offered at a yearlong series of 11 hearings held around the city after attacks on Asian students at South Philadelphia High School over the last several years. At the hearings, 130 people offered See VIOLENCE on A12

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WASHINGTON — The curious case of the poisoned Pennsylvania paramour reached the nation’s highest court Tuesday, as the justices parsed dry legal issues of federalism and an individual’s right to challenge the constitutionality of a law. Carol Anne Bond v. United States, Docket No. 09-1227, is not typical Supreme Court fare. It involves a love trian-

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gle, chemical weapons, postal inspectors, an international treaty, and the 10th Amendment. Depending upon its outcome, however, the case could have ramifications beyond its tabloid facts. In friend-of-thecourt briefs, advocacy groups say it represents an opportunity to put a check on increased federal powers. Bond, a Lansdale microbiologist imprisoned for six years See PARAMOUR on A4

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What? NFL, players can’t agree on $9 billion N

o doubt, as you pay ever larger monthly bills with a stagnant or shrinking income, you have felt the pain of the National Football League and its owners. Certainly, as you attempt to be an informed citizen while earning a living and raising a family and trying to squeeze some leisure into your life, you fight back tears over the plight of NFL players. It may even be that you find yourself distracted at work and distant with the spouse and kids, so consumed are you by the lockout deadline looming just eight days away. OK, it’s more likely you’re sick of the whole thing and wish a pox on both owners and players. If the two sides can’t figure out a satisfactory way to divide $9 billion in annual revenues — for presenting and playing a glorified children’s game — maybe the NFL should just shut down operations. This is an understandable reaction whenever those things you seek to escape by following sports become the very things that dominate the sports pages. If you want disputes over money, arguments over health care, greedy manage-

ment and out-of-touch unions, you’ll stick to the front page for news from Washington and Wall Street. With all that granted, there are reasons for even a casual Eagles fan to know what’s happening in the ongoing negotiations between the NFL and its players. The closer you follow the game, the closer you should follow the issues that will be addressed in a new collective-bargaining agreement. Start with that. There will be a new CBA. There will be a Super Bowl next Feb. 5 in Indianapolis, which means there will be some kind of NFL season and postseason. At worst, the owners who created the current showdown by opting out of the previous CBA two years early might be willing to sacrifice a few regular-season games in order to prove their resolve.

Recent developments, however, suggest that a deal is possible much earlier. Since Friday, negotiators have met for seven to eight hours per day in the presence of George Cohen, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services. According to Sports Business Journal, the FMCS gets involved in about 5,000 disputes per year. It has an 86 percent success rate in helping to find solutions. Back on Feb. 4, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said a deal could be worked out “in a week” if negotiators actually sat down and negotiated. A league that keeps shattering its own records for success as measured in attendance, revenues and TV ratings seems like a pretty good candidate for finding compromise with its players’ union. That is especially true when both sides seem to comprehend the absurdity of a long labor war. “[I]f we do not reach an agreement and there is interruption in NFL football, we have failed to honor the commitment that our fans have made to this league and to this game,” NFL negotiator Jeff Pash said earlier this month.

“Look,” NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said, “our job is to get a CBA done as quickly as possible.” And what would a deal look like? How will it change the NFL as you experience it? There could be significant changes. The owners want an 18-game regular-season schedule, with just two preseason games per team. Players say they are against that — more games represent more risk of injuries — but an estimated $500 million of annual revenue sounds very persuasive. A 20-week regular season, with two bye weeks built in, would affect how rosters are constructed, how division races play out and pretty much everything from training camp practices to the date of the Super Bowl. A rookie wage scale would remove the enormous bonuses teams now pay for unproven high draft picks. That would shift more pay to later picks and undrafted players who excel on the field. In theory, it would prevent players like Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson from growing dissatisfied because they’ve outperformed their rookie contracts.

Finally, there is much-needed focus on long-term benefits for retired players, an issue that fell between the two sides’ interests in previous agreements. If nothing else, it is easier to enjoy an NFL game if you don’t feel like you’re watching men destroy themselves for your entertainment. Can a lockout be avoided? We’ll know more after this first week with a grownup (Cohen, the federal mediator) in the room. If progress has been made, the two sides could push that March 4 deadline back. If these sessions produce nothing but spin and posturing, it could be a long battle. You will be excused if work, family and the constant pressure to pay those bills prevent you from caring very much. Follow columnist Phil Sheridan on Twitter at Read his blog at philabuster or his recent columns at

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Hitting a less-taxed note

Opera singers

Ailyn Perez and Steven Costello have relocated to Chattanooga, Tenn., to avoid the business privilege tax. Some fear more artists will follow.

Business tax has some self-employed artists moving out of town. By David Patrick Stearns



f ever a musical power couple were destined to settle in Philadelphia, it’s Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello. This is where the up-and-coming soprano and tenor met as Academy of Vocal Arts students, bonded over an evening of salsa dancing, and moved into a Center City apartment just blocks from the headquarters of the Opera Company of Philadelphia, which recently starred them in a production of Romeo et Juliette. But today, they are former Philadelphians, living in Chattanooga, Tenn., near Perez’s parents. The reason: taxes. “We’d have to pay 4 percent [net profit] tax on worldwide income, plus self-employment tax [on money earned in Philadelphia] — and for that you have to … prepay the next year,” said Perez. “And we’re rarely home, at most a week and a half at a time.” In their joint return, the reward for leaving Philadelphia was an annual saving of $10,000 to $20,000. Though Chattanooga is an extra two hours’ travel time from Europe, where they often perform, and the airfare is often $100 or so more, the Scenic City, population 170,000, made Forbes magazine’s 10 top

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Today’s Question: Should Philadelphia do more to keep its creative talent? A. Yes, that $100,000 business-privilege tax deduction is a good start. B. Yes, though there’s no need to give away the store. C. No, they should compete on the same playing field as everyone else. D. No, who’s to decide what’s “creative”? “Bang For Your Buck” cities. But is there salsa dancing? Perez doesn’t know — she has lived there a total of 12 days. Every place has taxes, but Philadelphia’s business privilege tax results in a 6.5 percent tax total on Philadelphia income (compared with city wage tax alone, which is slightly under 4 percent). That’s what motivated Perez and Costello to look elsewhere. The tax has been the subject of an apparent wave of compliance enforce-

ment that is much discussed among self-employed musicians whose TurboTax software told them they were doing all the right things, but who received letters summoning them to the city tax authorities. “Any over-the-counter tax software is only as good as our knowledge,” said Collingswood accountant Steven Pollock, who works with many music professionals. But “the City of Philadelphia could do a better job of educating its citizens on tax responsibilities for the self-employed.” Whatever the taxes, some artists find life in Philadelphia attractively less expensive than, say, in New York City. Violinist Sarah Chang, now in the 20th year of an international career, leaves tax matters to her accountant and wouldn’t dream of leaving her hometown. “I have so many friends here and we have a phenomenal orchestra. My old babysitter is in the orchestra, the person who taught me how to drive is in the orchestra. It really is family! I love the restaurants, the energy …,” Chang wrote in an e-mail. Now a year out of the Curtis Institute, violinist Ray Chen, whose debut album on Sony Classical was released this month, recently bought a Center City apartment. He loves the city and its convenience.

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“One of the coolest things is that the elevators go all the way down to a private area in Suburban Station [with trains to the airport]. I literally don’t have to resurface until I’m in my final destination, whether that be Europe, Asia, or Australia!” he wrote in an e-mail — from Paris. They’re not singers, though, and singers have careers more akin to those of athletes than instrumentalists; there’s no deduction for, say, an expensive violin. Also, though a typical operatic engagement is at least a month, singers are paid only for performances and not for weeks of rehearsal. For violinists, an orchestral engagement is a week — one rehearsal and two to four performances. Even superstar tenor Luciano Pavarotti kept a Monaco residence for tax reasons. “As artists, we have to be so careful with our money,” said Perez, “… and make the most of

every opportunity.” This isn’t good news for Gary Steuer, chief cultural officer for the City of Philadelphia. The business privilege tax, he says, “is clearly an adversity to the creative sector. We have good training grounds here. When they come here to study, we want them to fall in love with the city and make their lives here.” Steuer has been advocating a $100,000 deduction for the self-employed, keeping in mind that the majority of Philadelphia’s artists’ incomes fall below that. It was discussed in the last cycle of City Council sessions and will come up again during the next year. “That would be considerably great,” Perez said on hearing about the proposal. “We might move back!” Contact music critic David Patrick Stearns at

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


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A sigh of relief at DEP as verdict is reversed

Key to understanding race?


mployees at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection must be feeling exonerated. A court decision last year that some say created a climate of fear in the agency has been overturned. In February 2010, a jury in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia found that four DEP employees were liable for $6.5 million in damages after enforcement actions they took against MFS Inc., of Bethlehem, which made industrial insulation and ceiling tiles. It later closed. In testimony in the original hearings, a company representative said MSF aimed to work with the DEP and be “a good corporate neighbor.” The company alleged that the DEP employees had retaliated after MSF complained about earlier enforcement actions. The case raised eyebrows among environmental lawyers and officials. Normally, they said, employees would be protected from liability when performing their jobs. Last Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Joel Slomsky overturned the verdict. In his ruling, Slomsky wrote that “the gossamer thread of evidence that MFS has sought to use in order to weave sustainable verdicts here falls short of accomplishing its task.” He also said it was “evident” that the company sued the DEP employees because it resented the citations. Former DEP Secretary John Hanger said he was relieved. He said the original verdict “was a shocking miscarriage of justice. It sent a chill through the ranks of DEP employees. The verdict was quickly used by those who were resisting enforcement as a threat.” The new decision overturning the verdict “removes a real threat to the ability of DEP and its employees to enforce our health and environmental laws,” he said. The nonprofit environmental advocacy group Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future called the judge’s decision “a victory for justice.” In a prepared statement, Jan Jarrett, the group’s president and CEO, said: “The DEP employees were acting for the public, protecting the public interests, and were doing the jobs the citizens asked of them. Today’s decision corrects the jury’s decision … and means that polluters cannot succeed in attacking our environmental regulators and the laws they enforce.”

Genome data can show how humans are related to one another, scientists say. By Faye Flam

different groups,” said Uni- can Indian, or Spanish. versity of Pennsylvania proThe ability to analyze DNA pending $3 billion on fessor Pamela Sankar. Societ- complicated Linnaeus’ fourthe so-called Human Ge- ies decide whether the world color picture even more. As nome Project was sup- has four races or 40 or 400. early as the 1970s, geneticists posed to yield cures for Alzhe- Are Jews a race? Are Hispan- found that there was a lot imer’s disease, cancer, heart ics? No biological definition more variation within the sodisease, and the rest of hu- of race can answer that. called races than anyone manity’s ills, or so its propoOur popular view of race thought. nents said in February 2001, hasn’t changed much since it As an example of diversity, announcing its official com- was put forth by biologist Marks cites the common blood pletion. Carl Linnaeus in the 1700s. types — A, B, AB, and O. Some A decade later, this catalog Linnaeus, who was famed for are more common in one popuof humanity’s genetic code classifying the world’s known lation than another, but all pophas not yet led to any miracle plants and animals, also clas- ulations have all blood groups. cures. But while In a similar way, we’re waiting for most of humanity’s gethem, some scientists netic diversity is suggest the data can present within the help us better underdesignated “races.” stand the human race The genome project and our relationships has reinforced this to one another — idea. There are some even working toward genetic variants that a cure for racism. are more common in The information one group or another, we’ve gathered from but no distinctly the genome could “enblack or white or lighten us about ourAsian genes. selves, our relationEven the sickle-cell ship to one another, gene, most commonly and our place in the associated with Afrischeme of life,” Duke cans, also crops up in University geneticist India, Saudi Arabia, Charmaine Royal TONY AUTH / The Philadelphia Inquirer ( and Sicily, but not in wrote in last week’s southern Africa. issue of the journal Science. sified people into four groups To better grasp race and ethMany biologists concur that — black, red, yellow, and nicity, geneticists in the 1990s the genome adds to a body of white — “color-coded for con- embarked on the Human Geevidence showing that race is venience,” as University of nome Diversity Project, which a product more of culture North Carolina anthropolo- involved getting samples from than of genetics. gist Jonathan Marks puts it. 50 groups — Basques, RusSure, there are very visible The first problem with that, sians, Cambodians, Yorubans, differences in things such as said Marks, is that the world Senegalese, Papuans, native nose shape and skin color, is full of people who don’t fit Colombians, Palestinians, Beand these are programmed into any of those categories. douins, and others. by genes. The scientists don’t What race are people from Those studies showed that deny this, but they argue that the Middle East? Siberia? Ha- we’re much more mixed up the lines we draw between waii? New Guinea? than previously thought. Peo“races” are not based on any And while many people con- ple apparently have been movbiological reality. sider the term Hispanic to re- ing around and interbreeding “It’s demonstrated that fer to a race, the category is for thousands of years. there’s no scientific basis for based more on language. HisBut that project didn’t fully assuming we are naturally, panic people can have ances- examine humanity’s diversity, fundamentally divided into tors who are African, Ameri- said Penn geneticist Sarah



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Tishkoff. She studies genetic patterns in Africa and says the project did not get a representative sample of that continent’s people. People in Africa are more genetically diverse than elsewhere, she said, because humanity originated there. All others started as some subset of Africans who migrated out over the last 60,000 years. While anthropologists and geneticists often talk about populations rather than races, the concept of race is still used in medical research. Studies have shown that African Americans have higher rates of hypertension and certain cancers. Maybe doctors could better diagnose and treat people using racial information. To fix those disparities, some companies are developing race-based drugs. A decade ago, for example, a heart drug called BiDil was marketed just to African Americans. And yet, there was never any direct evidence that the drug worked differently in people who identified themselves as white. UNC’s Marks points out that racial health differences seen in the United States often disappear when the same “races” are compared with people living in, say, France or Brazil. Which suggests that many health disparities come down to environmental differences — poverty, poor diet, and stress, for example. In which case the cultural reality of race creates the biological and medical reality, and not the other way around.

Tons and tons of winged benefits

Soon, the birds at my feeders will fly off in search of finer fare, courtesy of spring’s bugs and blooms. So as they take some of their final nibbles, what better time to contemplate a local success story for the birds: New Jersey Audubon’s S.A.V.E. birdseed program. The initials stand for Support Agricultural Viability and the Environment. New Jersey farmers who participate plant sunflower seeds on cropland, then harvest them to sell to birders who want to stock their feeders. This year, the third for the program, about 50 tons of seed were sold, tripling the 17 tons sold last year. As part of the deal, Audubon agrees to manage and maintain one acre of grassland habitat for every five acres planted for birdseed. That means the grassland birds such as the eastern meadowlark, grasshopper sparrow, and bobolink, all in decline, will have more places to nest and sing.

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Justices hear Pa. case of love, poison

PARAMOUR from A1 for trying to poison her husband’s girlfriend, was represented Tuesday by a legal heavyweight, Paul D. Clement, a solicitor general under President George W. Bush. Clement urged the justices to reverse a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia that Bond cannot bring a constitutional case under the 10th Amendment because the amendment applies only to states and not to individuals. “It is hard to imagine an injury more particularized or concrete than six years in federal prison, and the liberty interest she seeks to vindicate is her own, not some third party’s,” Clement argued. Several times, elder members of the court, including Antonin Scalia, Anthony M. Kennedy, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, steered the debate away from the merits of the prosecution and its salacious details back to the matter at hand — whether Bond had “legal standing,” the right to challenge the law. “The whole point of separation of powers, the whole point of federalism, is that it inheres to the individual and his or her right to liberty,” said Kennedy. “And if that is

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The second twist came during the appeal to the Supreme Court. The U.S. government, which originally applauded Read a transcript the appeals court’s decision of the court arguments on legal standing, announced in the case via that it now disagreed with that reasoning. In other words, it planned to argue rorism cases, is unconstitu- that Bond could indeed bring tional because it is vaguely her appeal — though, it arworded and violates the 10th gued, she would still lose on Amendment, which, in its the merits. own vague language, reRather than dismiss the serves for the states “the pow- case, the Supreme Court took ers not delegated to the Unit- the unusual step of appointed States by the Constitu- ing a special lawyer to defend tion. …” the appeals court decision – a A case with unusual facts decision that signals that the took a few unexpected twists justices could view the case on its way to Tuesday’s oral as one it wants to use to make argument. or clarify case law on state First, the three-judge Third rights, or on the implementaCircuit panel that heard tion of treaties. Bond’s appeal decided the The Bond case was notable case largely on a procedural for one other reason Tuesday. issue, one that neither Gold- It landed on the fifth anniverman nor a second prosecutor, sary of cases in which Justice Paul G. Shapiro, had raised. Clarence Thomas has famousThe appeals court ruled that ly not asked a question duran as individual, Bond lacked ing oral argument. standing to sue the governIndeed, during Tuesday’s ment because the law in the session, Thomas was the only case is related to the 10th justice who did not speak. Amendment and therefore involves state rights, not indi- Contact staff writer John vidual rights. Because the Shiffman at 301-320-6655 or court rejected Bond’s appeal on procedural grounds, it did not consider the merits of her ¢ Parents lose vaccine suit case. at Supreme Court. E5.

Courts’ crackdown starts on Monday COURTS from A1 temporary waiver of the steep collection costs traditionally associated with pursuing such debt. It will be replaced by a three-tier program that steadily rachets up the pressure and penalties on debtors. “These people have been thumbing their noses at us,” said David D. Wasson, chief deputy court administrator. “It’s a court order, and we want compliance.” For decades, Philadelphia court officials have presided over an ineffective bail system that allowed accused criminals to skip court virtually without consequence. Defendants routinely failed to appear in court and just as routinely, failed to pay the forfeited bail that was supposed to come due as a result. Over time, that debt grew so massive that court officials initially had difficulty tallying it. When they did so at The Inquirer’s request, the total amount due came to $1 billion. As The Inquirer reported in November, the Philadelphia courts have been similarly lenient in collecting tens of millions of dollars in restitution owed to crime victims, and they have lagged in dunning criminals for millions more in fines and court costs. Philadelphia defendants are supposed to be paying $144 a million a year in fines, fees and restitution. Yet they are paying only $10 million a year, or about seven cents on the dollar. Most are months in arrears. The new court effort aims to change that. For most defendants, the payment plan will not be onerous. People who owe less than $9,000 — the average court debt is $3,750 — will be asked to pay a minimum of only $35 a month. “Even if you’re not working, you can afford to pay us something,” Wasson said. “You could afford a dollar a day to your court. That’s less than a bag of chips.” The “penalty-free” period announced at the beginning of the year brought an initial burst of new money: $2.7 million between Jan. 1 and Feb. 15, compared with $1.2 million collected during the same period last year, Wasson said. “That’s more than double,” he said. Wasson is now the top official of the Philadelphia courts after the retirement of Court Administrator David C. Lawrence. To warn debtors of what’s coming, the courts have put together a $15,000 radio campaign to begin Thursday night and end Monday. “The clock is ticking” the ads say, reminding defendants that

they have only a few days to avoid surcharges. To test the new system, the court selected 200 defendants with unusually large debts of $40,000 or more and hired a law firm to pressure them to pay up. Wasson said that 4 percent did so in just one year. That rate, Wasson said, was “awesome, because people were telling us you might get 1 to 2 percent — ever. So 4 percent in one year is awesome.” The new crackdown is to be supervised by the Office of Court Compliance, headed by deputy court administrator Glenn Bozzocco, who will oversee a staff of six. Under the three-tier program, the court system itself would initially dun debtors, sending letters out automatically as defendants who fall 30, 60, and 90 days behind. If that doesn’t work, the debts are to be turned over en masse to a collection agency, ACS, a Texas-based division of Xerox. ACS, under contract with the courts since 2008, says it uses a “soft” approach to drum up money, pursuing defendants with letters and phone calls. ACS keeps 17 percent of what it collects; its commission is added on top of the debt. If this approach fails, the court has created a collections tier. On Friday, it hired six area law firms to target the most hard-core debtors. According to Wasson, these firms could attach wages or even force the sale of property to collect. The firms would extract a 25 percent collection fee, and debtors would also have to pay 6 percent interest on the overall debt. The six firms are to initially take on $270 million in collections. “If we can get 4 percent back on that,” Wasson said, “it would be beyond our wildest dreams.” He said the courts would carry out the policy with care. For one thing, he said the law firms would not go after relatives who might have cosigned for defendants. Nor, he said, would the campaign target the impoverished. “We’re not going to make people homeless,” he said. “We’re not going after grandmom.” But Wasson said the courts would not hesitate to crack down on the most flagrant deadbeats. “If you have a half-a-million house and you owe us $50,000 and you refuse to pay us even the $35 a month,” he said, “we’ll require you to downsize.” Contact staff writer Nancy Phillips at 215-854-2254 or

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New Zealand quake toll at 75 as search amid ruin continues By Kristen Gelineau ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Some screamed from inside collapsed buildings. One woman used her mobile phone to call her children to say goodbye. Others tapped on the rubble to communicate with those on the outside. Search teams used their bare hands, dogs, heavy cranes, and earth movers Wednesday to pull 120 survivors from the rubble of a powerful earthquake in one of New Zealand’s largest cities. Officials raised the death toll to at least 75, with 300 others listed as missing. As rescuers dug through the crumbled concrete, twisted metal, and huge mounds of brick across Christchurch, officials feared that the death toll could rise, ranking the 6.3-magnitude earthquake among the island nation’s worst in 80 years. “There are bodies littering the streets, they are trapped in cars, crushed under rubble, and where they are clearly deceased,” Police Superintendent Russell Gibson said. “Our focus … has turned to the living.” Prime Minister John Key said at a news conference that 75 people were confirmed dead, with 55 identified. He declared a state of national emergency, giving the government wider powers to take control of a rescue and recovery operation that was growing by the hour. In one of the worst of the collapsed buildings, a camera inserted into the rubble showed images of people still alive, Mayor Bob Parker said. He said 120 people were rescued from wrecked buildings, while more bodies were also recovered. Some survivors emerged without a scratch, while others had to have a limb amputated before they could be freed. Military units patrolled near-



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Judge tosses suit on health-care law

Austrian cabinet OKs asylum rules

WASHINGTON — A federal judge Tuesday threw out a lawsuit alleging that President Obama’s requirement that all Americans have health insurance violates religious freedom. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler dismissed a lawsuit filed by the American Center for Law and Justice, an evangelical Christian legal group, on behalf of five Americans who prefer not to buy health insurance. Three are Christians who say they rely on God to protect them; the two others have a holistic approach to medical care. The case was one of several lawsuits filed against the health-care law. Kessler is the third Democratic-appointed judge to dismiss a challenge to it, while two Republican-appointed judges have ruled part or all of the law unconstitutional. Kessler wrote that the Supreme Court would need to settle the constitutional issues. — AP

Spill-claims czar defends efforts NEW ORLEANS — Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator in charge of gulf oilspill claims, argued in a court filing posted Tuesday that the openness of the process had been “nothing short of extraordinary” and that his efforts to compensate victims had exceeded what is required by federal law. The paperwork filed in federal court in New Orleans was dated Friday, the same day Feinberg told reporters he had heard enough complaints about lack of transparency that he would have to do something. But later in the day, he issued rules for final payments that left unchanged the central formula he proposed in early February. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier is weighing whether BP and Feinberg, as its agent, are complying with the Oil Pollution Act. There have been widespread complaints about the handling of payouts from BP’s $20 billion compensation fund. BP has argued that Feinberg’s methodology for final payments is actually too generous. — AP

Layoffs threatened in Wis. Walker said failure to pass an anti-union measure could cost thousands of jobs. By Scott Bauer


MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday evening that failing to pass a bill stripping union rights for Wisconsin public workers would have “dire consequences.” In a speech broadcast live statewide, Walker said that if lawmakers don’t pass the bill, up to 1,500 state workers could be laid off by July with 6,000 more forced out of work over the next two years. With their Senate colleagues still missing in action, Democrats in the state Assembly began introducing a barrage of 100 amendments Tuesday to try to stymie Walker’s plan. Both houses of the GOPcontrolled Legislature convened shortly before noon amid noisy protests outside the state Capitol that began more than a week ago in a showdown that is being watched nervously by organized labor across the country. The Senate was unable to take up the union measure because its 14 Democrats skipped town last week, denying the chamber a quorum. But Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald pledged that his chamber would approve the bill this week, despite the blizzard of Democratic amendments. Turning up the pressure on the Democrats, Walker warned that state employees could start receiving layoff notices as early as next week if the bill isn’t passed soon. The layoffs couldn’t take effect immediately — existing union contracts could forestall them for weeks or months — and Walker wouldn’t say which

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Protesters keep up the pressure outside the Wisconsin Capitol. Inside, House Democrats

introduced a barrage of amendments Tuesday to try to block Gov. Scott Walker’s bill. jobs he would go after first. Walker said that his proposal isn’t about attacking unions, it’s about balancing Wisconsin’s projected twoyear, $3.6 billion budget shortfall. While Wisconsin remained the main front in the national debate over union rights, similar battles were taking shape in other states. In Indiana, House Democrats walked out of the Statehouse on Tuesday, blocking a GOP-backed bill against mandatory union dues. Only three of the 40 Democratic members of the chamber were present, depriving it of a quorum. A similar debate in Ohio drew thousands of union protesters Tuesday, prompting officials there to lock the doors to the Statehouse. In Wisconsin, if lawmakers take no action on the union bill by the end of the week, the state will not be able to refinance debt that Walker had counted on for $165 million worth of savings under the legislation. The governor warned that

not doing so would force even deeper cuts and possibly lead to the layoffs. Republican leaders in both the Senate and Assembly said they had the votes to pass the bill. Fitzgerald said the bill was a key part of the Republican agenda to cut government spending that won the GOP majorities in the Legislature in November. “When you talk about a compromise, no. We’re going to make a reform,” he said. Debate began in the Assembly with the Democrats introducing amendments that would do such things as restore public employees’ right to strike and submit the bill to a referendum before it could take effect. Given the number of amendments Democrats were proposing, an actual vote on the measure may not happen until Wednesday or later. “It’s going to be a long day,” Democratic Minority Leader Peter Barca said at the start of debate. “Tempers are going to flare.” Rep. Cory Mason, a

former organizer for the American Federation of Teachers, said Wisconsin has enjoyed more than 50 years of labor peace between state and local public employees and their bosses after passing collective-bargaining rights in 1959. “What the governor is proposing and what the majority is proposing today is to break that labor peace,” he said. The roar of protesters in the Capitol rotunda, many of whom were banging on drums and chanting through megaphones, could be heard while both the Senate and Assembly met. The Wisconsin bill would force state and local public workers to contribute more toward their pensions and health care and would strip them of the right to negotiate benefits and working conditions. They would largely be limited to negotiating pay raises no greater than the inflation rate. ¢ Obama hitting the road in battleground states. A8.

Pirates kill 4 American hostages Gunfire erupted aboard the hijacked yacht even as a nearby U.S. force tried to negotiate. By Jeffrey Gettleman


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S.D.’s Thune: No White House run PIERRE, S.D. — Sen. John Thune said Tuesday that he won’t join what’s expected to be a crowded Republican field of 2012 presidential hopefuls, concluding that he would have a difficult time fund-raising and that President Obama would be tough to beat. Thune was seen as one of several potential challengers to Obama. Thune, 50, said that he was not as recognizable as other possible candidates and that he would not be able to raise enough money for the race. He declined to endorse any other potential contenders. — AP


A Phoenix jury Tuesday convicted an Iraqi immigrant, Faleh Hassan Almaleki, 50, of second-degree murder for killing his daughter, Noor, 20, in October 2009 by running her over with his Jeep Cherokee in a case that prosecutors called an “honor killing.” The U.S. Supreme Court decided Tuesday against hearing Connecticut’s challenge to the No Child Left Behind law, ending the state’s six-year lawsuit over how to pay for the stepped-up student testing that is considered one of the cornerstones of the 2002 federal law.

NAIROBI, Kenya — In one of the deadliest episodes of the modern-day piracy epidemic, Somalian pirates Tuesday killed four American hostages whose yacht they had hijacked four days ago. U.S. warships had shadowed the Quest for days and were negotiating with some pirates when gunfire erupted on board the yacht, military officials said. Navy SEALs rushed to the vessel, shooting one of the pirates and stabbing another to death. But pirates had already shot all four hostages, including a retired couple from California who were sailing around the world — New Zealand, Tahiti, Galapagos, Hawaii, China, India, and beyond — for more than six years, blogging all the way. Maritime analysts said the killings were unusual — pirates usually are in it for ransom — and may have stemmed from a combustible mix of about 20 pirates and four hostages squeezed into a small sailboat. “There was a dispute about money [among the pirates], and the situation went south quickly,” said one U.S. official involved in the discussions. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called the hostages’ killings “deplorable.” Piracy is one of the biggest businesses in long-lawless Somalia, earning tens of millions of dollars in ransoms. Recently, though, the pirates have become more militant, some teaming up with Islamist insurgents. Warships from China, Russia, the United States, Britain, and other nations prowl Somalia’s coastline, trying to protect the thousands of vessels traversing those waters. Still, the pirates seem to be winning. More than 50 vessels, in-

cluding giant oil tankers, are held captive, with more than 800 hostages, according to Ecoterra International, a nonprofit maritime group. Scott and Jean Adam, the retirees from Southern California skippering the Quest, knew the risks, friends said. He was 70, she was 66. “The last e-mail we had gotten, on the 12th of February, said they were happy, upbeat, excited,” said Robert Johnston, a friend, according to the BBC. “They basically had said we’re not going to be in communication for 10 or 12 days because we know this is territory where there could be problems and we don’t want pirates or other people to know our location.” In one of their last posts, they said they were leaving Mumbai for Oman. Their home was the sleek, blue Quest, a Davidson 58 Pilot House Sloop, since they started an “around-theworld” trip in 2004, their website says. “As a retired dentist, Jean has always had an interest in the biological sciences and the natural world around us all (otherwise known as God’s creation),” the site says. The site lists hobbies, including reading, photography, religion, and boats, and shows pictures of sparkling coves and sherbet sunsets. With them were Phyllis Macay, 59, and Robert A. Riggle, 67, from Seattle. “We are heartbroken,” Monsignor Lloyd Torgerson said of the Adams during morning Mass at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica. Friends and family said that despite an adventurous spirit, the four were meticulous and knew the dangers. The Adams’ yacht was full of Bibles that they distributed. They were joined by Riggle and Macay nine

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Phyllis Macay and Robert A. Riggle had joined Scott and

Jean Adam on the ill-fated journey nine or 10 months ago.

VIENNA, Austria — Austria’s cabinet Tuesday approved new immigration and asylum rules, amid criticism from the United Nations and others. Some of the new measures will see asylum-seekers confined to special centers for up to seven days on arrival while their refugee status is analyzed, while others require some immigrants to have German proficiency before entering the country. The rules now go to parliament for approval. In a statement, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees expressed concern about the confinement aspects of the new measures, saying this was equal to “detention with the doors open,” since those who fail to comply face deportation. The UNHCR also warned of a “step back for the protection of refugees.” Interior Minister Maria Fekter, a hard-liner on issues relating to asylum, said the requirement would prevent people from disappearing while they await word on whether they are allowed to stay in the country. According to the Interior Ministry, children under the age of 14 will not be taken into custody while awaiting deportation under the new measures. — AP


John Demjanjuk holds a sign

with the number of a Soviet investigative file on him, as he arrives in court in Munich.

Demjanjuk talks of a hunger strike MUNICH, Germany — John Demjanjuk told a Munich state court Tuesday that he would go on a hunger strike unless judges pursue more evidence that he says could exonerate him of charges he served as a Nazi deathcamp guard. A verdict in Demjanjuk’s trial is expected as early as March. The Ukrainian-born former Ohio autoworker accused the panel of judges who have heard the case over the last 15 months of turning “a blind eye to justice” by repeatedly rejecting defense motions for more documents. Demjanjuk, 90, is accused of 28,060 counts of accessory to murder for allegedly having been a guard at the Sobibor death camp in occupied Poland. The prosecution argues that after Demjanjuk, a Soviet Red Army soldier, was captured by the Germans in 1942, he agreed to serve under the SS as a guard. — AP

India convicts 31 in deadly rail fire Del Rey Yacht Club

Jean and Scott Adam had been sailing across the world for years. Part of their mission: Distributing Bibles. or 10 months ago. Holding back tears, Macay’s niece, Nina Crossland, told reporters in San Francisco that her aunt, “a very smart and avid sailor,” was alive when SEALs boarded the Quest. Riggle had worked as a relief veterinarian for the Seattle Animal Shelter for seven to eight years, said director Don Jordan. Scott Adam had been an associate Hollywood producer when he turned in a spiritual direction and enrolled at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena a decade ago, said Robert K. Johnston, a professor at the seminary. “They were just passing out Bibles, trying to do a good thing,” said Barbara Herred at the Mass. According to Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander of

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, on Monday two of the pirates boarded the USS Sterett, a guided-missile destroyer that had pulled within 600 yards of the Quest to talk further. But the talks fell apart Tuesday morning. A pirate aboard the Quest fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the destroyer. Gunfire erupted inside the yacht, Fox said, and several pirates stepped up to the bow with their hands up. The SEALs then rushed in. They found two pirates dead, apparently killed by their comrades. Efforts to save two Americans who were still alive failed. This article includes information from the Associated Press.

An Indian court found 31 people guilty of conspiring to set fire to a train car occupied by Hindu pilgrims in 2002, a blaze that triggered some of the worst rioting in the country’s independent history. The special court in Ahmedabad, the biggest city in western Gujarat state, accepted there was a “conspiracy” to burn the coach, public prosecutor J.M. Panchal told reporters Tuesday. The verdict is the first linked either to the train burning or the subsequent riots in which more than 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, were killed. In February 2002, 59 Hindus died in the fire in the town of Godhra in Gujarat. Most were returning from Ayodhya, a city where Hindus and Muslims have disputed ownership of a religious site since an ancient mosque was torn down by a Hindu mob in 1992. The incident led to widespread and often brutal communal rioting across Gujarat. — Bloomberg News

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Reid’s offer on funding gets a quick GOP rebuff Each sought to set up the other for blame if the standoff leads to a government shutdown. By Kathleen Hennessey

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


House Speaker John A. Boehner (R., Ohio) said, as he did last week, that the House would not pass a stopgap bill, known as a continuing resolution, at existing rates of spending. “The House will pass a short-term spending bill — one that also cuts spending,” Boehner said in a statement. “Senate Democratic leaders are insisting on a status quo that has left us with a mountain of debt.” The GOP-led House on Saturday passed a bill that would eliminate more than $60 billion from the budget for the months remaining in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. The dueling statements show both sides remain entrenched even as the deadline for reaching a deal moves closer. Funding for the government is set to expire March 4. Both chambers in Congress are out of session this week, leaving only five days for lawmakers to agree to and pass a bill. Reid said he would bring the temporary measure to the

floor next week and said he was instructing his chief of staff to begin working with Boehner’s office on a budget plan that could carry through to the end of the fiscal year. Both sides sought preemptively to put the blame for a shutdown on the other. Reid said Boehner should “take the threat of a government shutdown off the table.” Boehner responded by calling the Democrats’ position “not credible.” “Republicans’ goal is to cut spending and reduce the size of government, not to shut it down,” he said. “Sen. Reid and the Democrats who run Washington should stop creating more uncertainty by spreading fears of a government shutdown and start telling the American people what — if anything — they are willing to cut.” The White House says the government is prepared for a shutdown under contingency plans that have remained in effect since the Reagan administration. “All of this is beside the point since, as the congres-

Obama is hitting the road in 2012 battlegrounds As in 2008, aides are willing to forgo national headlines in favor of coverage in local outlets. By Nancy Benac

focus more on jobs after his party’s sweeping defeats in WASHINGTON — Yielding CLEVELAND — Twenty the midterm elections, Obaleader, said he would propose no ground in the budget months ahead of the 2012 elec- ma’s message to swing-state a bill to fund the government standoff, Senate Majority tion, President Obama is trav- voters is strictly economic. He at current levels for a month. Leader Harry Reid said Tueseling the nation, vying for the is touting cuts to some domesday that he would propose a sional leadership has said on public’s attention one state at tic programs in his proposed measure that would fund the a number of occasions and as a time, while international cri- budget as a way to bring down government at current levels the president has made clear, ses and budget fights com- the deficit, while also citing for one month, a path that no one anticipates or wants a pete with his plans for eco- the need for increased spendwould avoid a government government shutdown,” said nomic revival. ing on education, infrastrucshutdown while the Senate White House budget office On Tuesday, Obama curried ture, and research as a way to and the Republican-led spokesman Kenneth Baer. favor with small businesses in boost job growth and help the House negotiate a long-term After being blocked from politically important Ohio, country compete in the global spending plan. passing an omnibus spending pushing his plans to boost economy. Reid (D., Nev.) acknowlbill of their own last year, American competitiveness by “By cutting back on what edged that the long-term plan Democrats agreed to a spend- increasing spending on sectors we don’t need, we can invest would include budget cuts ing freeze at 2010 levels. such as education and infra- in the future,” Obama said but said both sides needed The freeze would mean structure. That agenda, howev- Tuesday to more than 100 more time “to find a responsicuts to many domestic agen- er, is running up against oppo- small-business leaders gathble path forward that cuts cies to pay for budget increas- sition from some Republican ered at Cleveland State Unigovernment spending while es for the Pentagon and the governors in cash-strapped versity. “We can invest in the keeping our communities Veterans Administration. But states, and GOP lawmakers on things that are critical to our safe and our economy growit’s far short of where House Capitol Hill, whose demands long-term success.” ing.” Republicans want to go. for deep spending cuts raise Obama’s calls for increased It took almost no time for the prospect of a federal gov- spending run counter to the Republicans to reject Reid’s ernment shutdown. deep budget-cutting steps beThis article includes information proposal. Since his State of the Union ing taken by governors in Wisfrom the Associated Press. address last month, Obama consin, New Jersey, Indiana, has traveled away from Wash- and Ohio, where Gov. John ington at least once a week, Kasich is backing state legislamostly stopping in political tion that would end collective battleground states that will bargaining for public employbe crucial to his reelection ees. Supporters of the Ohio bid, including Pennsylvania, bill, as well as a similar meaWisconsin, and Michigan. He sure backed by Wisconsin hands with surprised combeyond its means, and ChicaCity Council. Leading by a wide muters and diners. go wasn’t spared from the efBut the campaign focus plans a trip to Florida next Gov. Scott Walker, say the margin, he had enough measures would help control “This is a critical election fects of the economic down- quickly shifted from City Hall week. As was the case during the spending and provide cashfor the future of the city of turn of the last few years. to the White House when votes to avoid an Chicago,” Emanuel said as he Emanuel will have to quick- Emanuel announced he was 2008 campaign, Obama aides strapped states greater flexiApril runoff election. greeted commuters at a ly decide on a politically un- interested in the job — weed- are willing to forgo national bility. Obama also faces budget South Side train station. palatable strategy for improv- ing out many lesser-known media headlines in favor of mostly positive coverage in lo- battles in Washington, where By Don Babwin “We’re at a crossroads.” ing city finances that may in- candidates in the process. and Deanna Bellandi The campaign began last volve raising taxes and cutThat was followed by a tus- cal media outlets in regions lawmakers are debating a bill ASSOCIATED PRESS fall when Daley — with his ting services and public em- sle over whether Emanuel the president visits. They are to fund the government CHICAGO — Former White wife ailing, six terms under ployee benefits. was a city resident and there- also courting journalists in through Sept. 30. The GOPHouse chief of staff Rahm his belt, and a future of fiscal The five-month campaign fore eligible to run because he swing states even when Oba- led House passed a bill that Emanuel has been elected challenges facing Chicago — took many unusual turns, had not lived in Chicago for a ma is not on the road, inviting would cut $61 billion for hunmayor of Chicago, to succeed announced he would not seek even for a city where election full year before the election. reporters from local television dreds of federal programs. the retiring Richard M. Daley. reelection. lore includes tales of dead He had lived in Washington stations in Virginia, Wisconsin, Though the bill faces longer With 86 percent of the preJustin Blake, 42, a general people voting. But after a working for Obama since soon and Ohio to the White House odds in the Senate, Obama has threatened a veto should cincts reporting, Emanuel was contractor who chatted with race that included a chal- after giving up his North Side for interviews last week. Keeping with his pledge to the measure land on his desk. trouncing five opponents Tues- Emanuel on Tuesday, said vot- lenge of Emanuel’s right to congressman’s seat in 2008. day with 55 percent of the ing for him was a no-brainer call himself a Chicagoan govote to avoid an April runoff. because of Emanuel’s “knowl- ing all the way to the Illinois Emanuel needed more than edge of what’s going on, not Supreme Court and Braun ac50 percent of the vote to win. only here locally but world- cusing another candidate of The other major candidates wide. being strung out on crack co— former Chicago schools “He’s been right up there caine, some voters compresident Gery Chico, former with the president; why plained they had not heard U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley wouldn’t you vote for some- enough about where the canBraun, and City Clerk Miguel body who’s got that much col- didates stood on the issues. del Valle — had hoped to lateral behind him?” Blake Some said they were foforce a runoff but were no said. cused more on the candimatch for Emanuel. Mark Arnold, 23, an auditor dates’ resumé and influence. Chico had 24 percent of the voting at a downtown polling “Daley had connections,” vote, compared with 9 per- place, said he was excited at said Terrence Trampiets, 66, cent for both del Valle and the prospect of change. a North Side resident intendBraun. Two other lesser“I think Daley’s done a lot ing to vote for Emanuel. “You known candidates each got of good things, but at the have to have that to get about 1 percent of the vote. same time I just feel like the things done.” Emanuel’s win caps off a city right now, it’s kind of like Daley’s decision at age 68 campaign that included an a good old boys’ club,” Arnold not to run again unleashed a unsuccessful legal challenge said, saying the election sudden flurry of potential into try to keep him off the would bring in “someone with terest in running from nearly ballot. new ideas who’s been in other two dozen politicians, includ® The six candidates spent places.” ing the county sheriff, memTuesday in a last-minute Daley has been criticized bers of Congress, state lawpush for votes, shaking for allowing the city to spend makers, and members of the TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU

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Pa. won’t look into no-bid contract PROBE from A1 tional conversations” with federal law enforcement officials. McGeehan, a Northeast Philadelphia Democrat, declined to name the person interviewed. One School District source said he was present at “a couple of briefings” this year in which the district’s general counsel, Michael A. Davis, disclosed that “there were people in the School District who had been approached by the FBI. I don’t know who they were or when this happened,” he said. Davis, the source said, is “a careful, thoughtful lawyer, and I have confidence in what he reported.” FBI spokesman J.J. Klaver said Tuesday that he could neither confirm nor deny the existence of an FBI investigation. Shana Kemp, spokeswoman for the School District, declined to comment on any federal investigation. Wagner referred to the other inquiries in a Feb. 11 letter to an acting state secretary of education, Amy C. Morton. Her predecessor, Thomas Gluck, asked Wagner to investigate after The Inquirer reported Nov. 28 that Superintendent Arlene C. Ackerman intervened on behalf of IBS to install security cameras at 19 schools the state classified as “persistently

dangerous.” Ackerman pushed aside a Newtown firm that had begun preliminary work on the project, sources said. The superintendent has denied ordering staffers to award the project to IBS, but has acknowledged that they learned about the company after she produced the firm’s business card and told them to give IBS a portion of another security project at South Philadelphia High School. IBS is not on a state list of vendors that have been approved to handle emergency, no-bid work; the Newtown firm is on that list. The district has said that it was permitted to select IBS because it was on a city list and because the state takeover law that established the School Reform Commission in 2001 gives the district contracting flexibility. “In our judgment, any audit or investigation that we might initiate would be duplicative of other investigations already in progress,” Wagner wrote to Gluck’s successor. Copies of the letter were hand-delivered Friday to state legislators who had called for an investigation. McGeehan, one of the legislators who asked Wagner’s office to investigate the IBS contract, said Tuesday that an inquiry by a law enforcement entity such as the FBI “carries much more grave implica-

tions than an audit from the Auditor General’s Office. In that sense I think … others have finally recognized there may be more than first meets the eye.” However, State Rep. Paul Clymer (R., Bucks), chairman of the House education committee, who also sought an inquiry, said he was “a little disappointed” with Wagner’s decision, “because I thought he was in the best position to move forward to ask the hard questions about the procurement issues. That’s why you have an auditor general.” The School District in December suspended six senior administrators with pay while conducting its own internal inquiry into procurement procedures and leaks about no-bid contracts. Four returned to work in late January. Kemp said Tuesday that the district’s inquiry — conducted by Michael Schwartz, a lawyer from Pepper Hamilton L.L.P. — had concluded. “The preliminary filings will be released to appropriate agencies in the near future,” she said. One copy, she said, will go to Wagner.


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Two Iranian warships sail from Suez Canal It was the first such passage such 1979. Tehran is asserting itself as a Mediterranean power. By Mark Lavie

took power from ousted President Hosni Mubarak on Feb. 11, JERUSALEM — Two Irani- appeared to have no choice but an warships sailed Tuesday to allow the passage. An interfrom the Suez Canal into the national convention says the caMediterranean, the first such nal must be open “to every vestrip in at least three decades, sel of commerce or of war.” eliciting Israeli allegations Iranian warships have not that Tehran is seeking to dom- passed through the Suez Cai n a t e t h e nal since 1979. Middle East. In sending warships to the The ves- Mediterranean now, Iran was sels headed asserting itself as a regional toward Syria power and testing whether but were expected to remain Egypt’s new rulers will stick in international waters as to the pro-Western line of the they passed the Israeli coast. Mubarak government. Some The voyage took the frigate said the voyage also signals Alvand and the supply ship that Iran is ready to come to Kharq close to NATO’s south- the aid of regional allies, inern flank and could further cluding Syria and Iranian destabilize the Middle East, a proxies Hamas in Gaza and region reeling from an un- Hezbollah in Lebanon. precedented wave of antiIsraeli Prime Minister Bengovernment rebellions. jamin Netanyahu denounced In Tehran, the deputy com- Iran late Tuesday, but he did mander of the Iranian navy not refer directly to the two said that Iran had “surprised warships. the Zionist regime” with the “Iran seeks to exploit the earthjourney to the Mediterranean. quake” now shaking the region, “The world arrogance [Unit- he said. “It is seeking to bring ed States] should know that the down democratic reform. It is army of the Islamic Republic is seeking to prevent it. It is seekfully prepared to defend the ing to shut down the lights and holy ideals of the Islamic Repub- create another era of darkness lic, and this readiness grows like the one we have in Tehran.” day by day,” Brig. Gen. Abdolrahim Mousavi told the official Iranian news agency IRNA. In Washington, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley declined to say whether the transit in and of itself, or the Egyptian decision to allow it, was a provocation. “We will be watching carefully to see where these ships go and the implications of that,” he said. Egypt is the gatekeeper of the strategic canal that links the Red Sea and the Mediterranean. Egypt’s military rulers, who ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Latin American ties to Libya tested Some who found common cause with Gadhafi are defending him; others keep their distance. By Andrea Rodriguez and Alexandra Olson

A scene from the unrest in Benghazi, where the pre-Gadhafi flag of Libya’s monarchy was raised, in a photo obtained by the AP.

Gadhafi vows a fight to the death

LIBYA from A1 shoes at a screen showing his address, venting their contempt. Residents contacted by the Associated Press said no antigovernment demonstrators ventured out of their homes after dark, and gun-toting guards manned checkpoints with occasional bursts of gunfire heard throughout the city. International alarm rose over the crisis, which sent oil prices soaring to the highest level in more than two years Tuesday and sparked a scramble by European and other countries to get their citizens out of the North African nation. The U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting that ended with a statement condemning the crackdown, expressing “grave concern” and calling for an “immediate end to the violence” and steps to address the legitimate demands of the Libyan people. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Gadhafi’s speech “very, very appalling,” saying it “amounted to him declaring war on his own people.” Libya’s deputy ambassador at the United Nations, who now calls for Gadhafi’s ouster, has urged the world body to enforce a no-fly zone over the country to protect protesters. “This violence is completely unacceptable,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said. Gadhafi’s retaliation has been the harshest in the Arab world to the wave of antigovernment demonstrators sweeping the Middle East. Nearly 300 people have been killed, according to a partial count by the New York-based Human Rights Watch. In two nights of bloodshed, Tripoli residents described a rampage by pro-Gadhafi militiamen — a mix of Libyans and foreign mercenaries — who shot on sight anyone found in the streets and opened fire from speeding vehicles at people watching from windows of their homes. In a sign of the extent of the breakdown in Gadhafi’s regime, one of his closest associates, Abdel Fattah Younis, who is his interior minister and commander of the powerful Thunderbolt commando brigade, announced that he was defecting and that other armed forces should join the revolt. “I gave up all my posts in response to the February 17 Revolution and my conviction that it has just demands,” Younis, who was among the army officers who joined Gadhafi in his 1969 coup, told Al-Jazeera. The performance by Gadhafi on state TV Tuesday night went far beyond even the bizarre, volatile style he has been notorious for during nearly 42 years in power. Swathed in brown robes and a turban, wearing reflective sunglasses, he at times screamed, his voice breaking, and shook his fists. The backdrop also gave a bizarre image of Gadhafi, waving his arms wildly alone in a broken-down lobby with no audience, surrounded by torn tiles dangling from the ceiling. “I am a fighter. … I will die as a martyr at the end,” he said, vowing to fight “to my last drop of blood.” In New York, Libya’s deputy U.N. ambassador, Ibrahim Dab-

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Another scene from Benghazi, an eastern city where protesters have taken control of the streets. Protesters say they control a string of cities, from the Egyptian border in the east — where guards at the crossing fled — to Some people were still the city of Ajdabiya, about 450 getting out on regularly miles farther west along the scheduled flights, but Mediterranean coast, said Tawmany countries were fiq al-Shahbi, a protest organizsending planes to fetch er in the eastern city of Tobruk. their citizens, with Serbia, Ajdabiya is a key city near the Russia, the Netherlands, oil fields of central and eastern Germany, and France Libya. Protesters and local reporting they had tribesmen were protecting sevpermission to land eral of the fields and facilities in Tripoli. around the city, resident Ahmed al-Zawi said. Italians who returned to Residents are also guarding Rome from Tripoli on a one of Libya’s main oil export regularly scheduled Alitalia ports, Zuweita, and the pipeflight said that the situation lines feeding into it, he said. in the Libyan capital In the eastern cities of Toappeared relatively calm bruk and Benghazi, protesters Tuesday but that they raised the pre-Gadhafi flag of expected it would Libya’s monarchy on public degenerate. buildings. Protesters over the In addition to the continuing weekend overran police stacommercial Alitalia flights, tions and security headquarItaly was prepared to ters in Benghazi, taking conmobilize four to five C-130 trol of the streets. aircraft, navy ships, and, if In Benghazi, celebratory resinecessary, even military dents organized themselves troops to help with any into units to protect property possible evacuation of and manage traffic after proItalians, Defense Minister Gadhafi forces fled, said Farag Ignazio La Russa said. al-Warfali, a banker. A commit— Associated Press tee was set up to organize and distribute the use of weapons confiscated from government warehouses, recruiting policemen and officers to carry the weapons for city protection, fearing a new attack. “These are his dying words,” political reforms and Warfali said of Gadhafi’s an investigation of the speech. “He is a criminal and fatal shootings of two is ready to do anything. But we protesters last week. are ready for him. Besides, Saudi Arabia: The country’s most of his officers have deoil minister said the oil serted him anyway. He only powerhouse had ample has the mercenaries left.” spare capacity to offset Since Sunday, the fiercest any supply disruptions. fighting has been in Tripoli, the center of Gadhafi’s rule. At Yemen: An estimated 5,000 least 62 people were killed in antigovernment protesters violence in the capital since rallied in eastern Yemen, Sunday, according to the New calling for the ouster of York-based Human Rights the U.S.-allied president. Watch, but it cautioned that Algeria: The cabinet that figure came from only two approved a plan to lift a hospitals. That comes on top of state of emergency that at least 233 people killed has been in place for 19 across the country so far in the years, a move seen as a uprising. bid to defuse discontent. Tripoli residents Tuesday were recovering from the mili— Associated Press tia rampage through multiple neighborhoods that began the and so-called revolutionary night before and lasted until committees, made up of Liby- dawn. Some resident ventured ans and foreign fighters, many out to find stores open for hired from other African na- food, wary of militia attacks. tions. One man in his 50s said resiMany army units in the east dents of his neighborhood appear to have sided with pro- were piling up roadblocks of testers, and other more institu- concrete, bricks, and wood to tional parts of his regime have try to slow attackers. He said weakened. A string of ambassa- he had seen several streets dors abroad have defected, as with funeral tents mourning has the justice minister. the dead.

fight to his “last drop of blood” and roared at his supporters to ASSOCIATED PRESS strike back at opponents. HAVANA — The bloody upWhile the United States, Euheaval in Libya is creating an rope, and the U.N. Security uncomfortable challenge for Council have denounced the Moammar Gadhafi’s leftist crackdown, Ortega has been Latin American allies, with Gadhafi’s staunchest ally. He some keeping their distance said in remarks excerpted by and others rushing to the de- state radio Tuesday that he fense of a leader they have had kept in communication long embraced as a fellow with the Libyan leader, exfighter against U.S. influence pressing solidarity over the “moments of tension.” in the world. “There is looting of busiFormer Cuban leader Fidel Castro said Tuesday that the nesses now. There is destrucunrest might be a pretext for tion. That is terrible,” Ortega a NATO invasion of Libya, said, adding that he told while Nicaraguan President Gadhafi that “difficult moDaniel Ortega offered sup- ments put loyalty to the test.” Castro wrote in a column port for Gadhafi, saying he had telephoned to express sol- published Tuesday by Cuban state media that it was too idarity. Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, early to criticize Gadhafi. “You can agree or not with on the other hand, has stayed Gadhafi,” Castro said. “The mute. Bolivia came closest to criticizing the government in world has been invaded by all Tripoli, issuing a statement sorts of news. ... We have to expressing concern over “the wait the necessary time to regrettable loss of many know with rigor how much is lives” and urging both sides fact or lie.” But he did urge protests of to find a peaceful solution. something that he said was Latin America’s leftist lead- planned: a U.S.-led invasion ers have found common of the North African nation cause with Gadhafi over his aimed at controlling its oil. opposition to U.S. foreign poliThe U.S. government, Cascy and have sympathized tro wrote, “is not concerned with his revolutionary rheto- at all about peace in Libya ric. Gadhafi has responded and it will not hesitate to give over the years by awarding NATO the order to invade the Moammar Gadhafi Inter- that rich country, perhaps in national Human Rights Prize a question of hours or very to Castro, Ortega, Chavez, short days.” and Evo Morales of Bolivia. Chavez has not commented Now those ties are being publicly on the unrest in Libya. tested as Libya’s security forc- Venezuelan Foreign Minister es repress protesters embold- Nicolas Maduro said in a stateened by the fall of pro-West- ment Monday that he had ern strongmen in Egypt and phoned his Libyan counterpart Tunisia. Human-rights groups to express hopes that Libya say more than 200 people can find “a peaceful solution to have died in Libya. its difficulties ... without the inGadhafi vowed Tuesday to tervention of imperialism.”

Thousands Seek Evacuation Governments scrambled by air and sea to pick up their citizens stranded by Libya’s bloody unrest Tuesday, with thousands of people crowding the airport to await evacuation and Egyptians gathered at the border to escape chaos. British Airways and Emirates, the Middle East’s largest airline, said they were canceling flights to Tripoli, as reports spread that bodies of protesters littered the streets. Britain said it was redeploying a warship off the Libyan coast in readiness for a possible sea-borne evacuation of British citizens stuck in the North African country. Two civilian ferries from Turkey arrived in Benghazi late Tuesday to evacuate about 3,000 Turkish citizens. Turkey said its ferries could help evacuate up to 6,000 people a day, if Libyan authorities allow.

Widening Reverberations Egypt: The caretaker military rulers swore in a new cabinet that replaced several Mubarak-era ministers. Gaza: Euphoria spread through Gaza, where people hope Egypt’s new rulers will end the economy-stifling blockade that was supported by Hosni Mubarak’s regime. Jordan: The country’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood vowed to resume protests, saying the government had not kept a promise of speedy reforms. Iraq: Thousands marched in the northern city of Sulaimaniyah, demanding bashi, who has called for Gadhafi to step down, said he had received information that Gadhafi’s collaborators had started “attacking people in all the cities in western Libya.” He said those being attacked were unarmed. “I think the genocide has started now in Libya,” Dabbashi said. “ So far, the crackdown has been waged chiefly by militias

Trudy Rubin, on the ground in Cairo

Is energy already fading?


went down to Tahrir Square today to see who would come to a snap demonstration called on Facebook. It was protesting the fact that the military has still not fired some members of the old regime from the cabinet, including the prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq. This demo was not endorsed by the coalition of young leaders that have emerged from the revolution. It erupted because some stalwarts of the 18-day battle in Tahrir Square feared that the momentum of the revolution will be lost if old faces are still on the job, and mistrust the plans the army has made to transit back to civilian rule. So they posted a call on Facebook and 20,000 signed up. Voila! The demo was on, but only a few thousand showed up, and it led to debates over what the demonstrators should do next: Try to hold the army’s feet to the fire, or trust it to do what is best for the country. Last night, on a widely watched talk show, three generals who are part of the army council that is the real power during this transitional phase said bluntly that they wanted the demonstrations to stop. As I walked around the square I heard people arguing over this idea, such as two young men, Sherif and Mahmoud. Sherif said, “The revolution has succeeded in 90 percent of its goals, and we’re in a transition period, so why not give Prime Minister Shafiq a chance?” Mahmoud, an engineer, answered back: “These are criminals of the last regime.” He fears that the army’s plan to hold parliamentary and then presidential elections within six months won’t give the revolutionaries enough time to organize parties and educate voters. “We need at least one year,” he said, “to help ordinary people understand their civic rights and what they need to do to elect people who will guarantee them.” Otherwise, Mahmoud fears, the tremendous energy and civic spirit generated by the revolution will be lost. ¢ You see it in the little things: Trash bins on Cairo bridges that never had them before. Volunteer cleanup crews of young men in tough districts like Imbaba where there was always trash on the streets. And on the Kasr el Nil Bridge leading to Tahrir Square, this engaging volunteer crew was painting faces and hands with the colors of Egypt’s flag, charging a small fee, and using the money to buy paint and paint the bridge railing green. This newly liberated civic spirit, if harnessed, could make Egypt a different country, where people took individual responsibility for their lives and also held their government responsible for carrying out its duties. This civic pride — in a country where there has long been none — could make Egypt unique in the region. It would be criminal to let such youthful energy dissipate into cynicism and disappointment. Keep your fingers crossed. Trudy Rubin, whose Worldview column runs Thursdays and Sundays in The Inquirer, has written extensively about the Middle East. E-mail her at

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protesters in apparent solidarity. The latest demonstration showed that the opposition is sizable but also pointed to a sectarian schism in the country. HASAN JAMALI / Associated Press

In Bahrain, a huge rally adds pressure on rulers

ties canceled next month’s Bahrain Formula One Grand NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE Prix, businesses are closed, MANAMA, Bahrain — and tourism is down. More than 100,000 demonstraOn one side is a Sunni mitors packed the central Pearl nority that largely supports Square here Tuesday in what King Hamad bin Isa al-Khaliorganizers called the largest fa as the protector of its interpro-democracy demonstra- ests. On the other is the Shiite tion this tiny Persian Gulf na- majority that knows the tion has ever seen, as the changes it seeks will inevitamonarchy struggled to hold bly bring power to its side. on to its monopoly on power. The king began releasing In a nation of only 500,000, some political prisoners Tuesthe sheer size of the gather- day night and the crown ing was astonishing. prince, Sheikh Salman bin HaMen, women, and children, mad al-Khalifa, has called for mostly of the Shiite majority, a national dialogue. formed a ribbon of protest for But so far there is only a miles along Sheikh Khalifa test of wills, as Sunnis fight to Bin Salman Highway as they hold on to what they have and headed for the square, calling Shiites grapple for their fair for the fall of the government. share after years of being “This is the first time in the marginalized by an absolute history of Bahrain that the monarchy that has ruled the majority of people, of Bahr- nation for two centuries. aini people, get together with “I’m really excited, but I one message: This regime don’t know what is going to must fall,” said Muhammad happen,” said Fatima AmAbdullah, 43, almost shaking roum, a 25-year-old woman in with emotion as he watched a black abaya who was texthe swelling crowd. ting as she watched the proBut for all the talk of harmo- cession Tuesday. “I’m a little ny, the last week’s events, in- scared of uncertainty.” cluding the deaths of some Monday night, in the protesters in firing by securi- wealthy neighborhood of ty forces, have left Bahrain as Juffeir, tens of thousands of badly divided as ever. pro-government demonstraIts economy is threatened tors poured into Al Fateh and its reputation damaged. Grand Mosque to express supStandard & Poor’s has low- port for the embattled king. ered its credit rating, authoriThe crowd borrowed some

opposition slogans, including, “No Sunni, no Shia, only Bahraini.” But that’s where calls for unity began and ended. This was an affluent crowd, far different from the low-income Shiites who have taken to the streets to demand a constitutional monarchy and a representative parliament. The air was scented with perfume, and people drove expensive cars. “We love King Hamad and we hate chaos,” said Hannan al-Abdallah, 22, as she joined the pro-government rally. “This is our country and we’re looking after it.” The government seems to have accepted that violence will not silence the opposition and has shifted its strategy. It withdrew the military from Pearl Square and set up a press center to get its message out and engaged a public-relations firm. The opposition has stuck to peaceful protest. On Tuesday, Shiite parties, chief among them Al Wefaq, called for the demonstration to start at the Bahrain mall and march to Pearl Square. Even the organizers were surprised as turnout swelled, packing the eastbound side of the highway from the mall to the square. “It is a revolution,” said Hussein Mohammed, 37, a bookstore owner and volunteer for Al Wefaq.



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By Michael Slackman and Nadim Audi


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Christie budget would cut spending 2.6%

BUDGET from A1 to fund these key priorities,” the Republican governor said in an address to the Democratic-controlled Legislature, which has until July 1 to approve a budget. By that reckoning, Christie proposed doubling homestead property-tax credits for senior citizens and middleclass homeowners if lawmakers approve a plan for public employees to pay more for their health benefits. That drew criticism from Democratic lawmakers, who said the governor was pitting citizens against one another. “What the governor took today was the opportunity to divide people, to play people against one another. … We’ll evaluate [the benefits proposals] on their own merits, not under the threat of a loss for someone else,” said Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan (D., Union). “It’s not fair to villainize anyone. It’s not us against them,” Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) added in a news conference after the speech. He also is calling for public employees to contribute more for benefits. The state did not send out rebates in 2010. The current budget allows only for residents to receive one-quarter of what they got in 2009 as a credit on their property-tax bills in the spring. Eligible recipients are senior and disabled residents earning up to $150,000 and homeowners making up to $75,000. Christie’s budget anticipates at least $323 million in savings next year if changes are approved in public employees’ health benefits. The governor also said he would immediately make a $506 million contribution to the pension system, which is required under a law passed last year — if lawmakers approve changes he is seeking to the way New Jersey funds public employees’ retirement. Christie, who says he doesn’t think the Democrats’ plan to change the system goes far enough, wants all government workers to pay 8.5 percent of their salaries toward pension benefits. He has proposed raising the retirement age and rolling back a 9 percent pension increase enacted a decade ago. Senate Minority Leader Thomas H. Kean Jr. (R., Union) praised Christie’s focus on public benefits changes, school aid, and the economy. “All that taken together charts a very clear course for better opportunities in the future,” he said. Christie’s proposed budget includes a $249 million increase in aid to districts, most of which is formula aid. Funding also would rise for the interdistrict school-choice program and charter schools. However, while some district superintendents expressed relief that it appeared that their formula aid was not slated for a cut, the additional aid will not bring them to the precut level. Last year, Christie cut the aid nearly $820 million, on top of midyear reduction of more $400 million.

Christie’s Proposed 2012 Budget

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N.J. Budget at a Glance

“It’s not fair to villainize

anyone,” Senate President Stephen Sweeney said of public employees. In addition, this year the districts will be restricted by a 2 percent cap on propertytax increases, compared with the previous 4 percent cap, and leaders in many districts say their costs have risen. Christie’s budget calls for decreased state payments for teacher retirement benefits and school-construction debt service. Full details about possible effects of those reductions could be not be obtained Tuesday. All told, school aid would decrease by $287.8 million to $10.2 billion, not including accounting adjustments. The governor is “increasing funding in certain areas, but school employees are going to be the ones paying for it,” said Barbara Keshishian, president of the New Jersey Education Association. “He is pitting senior citizens and just New Jersey citizens in general against public-education employees.” State aid to towns, cut by $445 million last year, will stay level. A special category of aid to cities such as Camden, known as “transitional aid,” will be cut $10 million, or 6 percent. The budget also proposes nearly $200 million in tax cuts for businesses, restoring some of the Democratic-sponsored proposals vetoed by Christie last week. Christie’s plan would phase in the “single-sales factor” of calculating how much of a corporation’s income is taxable,

¢ Totals $29.4 billion for fiscal 2012, down 2.6 percent from the current fiscal year. ¢ Increases aid to every school district by a total of $250 million. ¢ Makes a $506 million payment to a reformed state pension fund. ¢ Provides $200 million in “job-creating, strategic tax cuts.” ¢ Doubles funding for the Homestead Rebate to provide direct property-tax relief in the form of a property-tax credit. ¢ Maintains municipal aid at fiscal 2011 levels. ¢ Increases hospital and student financial aid by $20 million each. ¢ Fully funds the fiscal 2011 increases to the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) and Senior Gold Prescription Assistance Programs without increases in co-pays or eligibility. ¢ No increase in NJ Transit fares. — AP

“The environment is still underfunded with the serious cuts that have occurred basically staying in place and continuing to undermine the protection of New Jersey’s air and water.” — Jeff Tittel, New Jersey Sierra Club director “Today’s budget address reflects the realities of our time and the serious economic problems we still face. More work needs to be done to correct the damage caused to our state’s economy after eight years of Democrat control.” — Sen. Steve Oroho (R., Sussex) “This governor’s assault on the middle class knows no bounds. This governor simply takes money from everyone and provides little in return, while creating divisiveness throughout our state.” — Assembly Majority Leader Joe Cryan (D., Union) exemption to $1 million, among other changes. It would allow businesses to offset losses in one category of income against gains in another, and carry forward losses from one year over 20 years.

language access, and at the end of the day, nothing happened. There was no follow-through,” Slewion said. Tomas Hanna, the district’s associate superintendent of academic support, testified that the district launched an anti-bullying prevention program and has focused extra attention on the district’s most troublesome schools. He also noted that the district has lowered out-of-school suspensions and replaced them with in-school suspensions. “We don’t want to send our young people on the street because of something they do wrong,” he said. The district also has added training for school administrators on how to report and handle violent incidents, he said. Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, along with Bangura and Slewion, urged the district to designate a bullying liaison in every school. Those liaisons need to reach out to parents of immigrant students to help them understand the system for reporting, Slewion said. Contact staff writer Susan Snyder at 215-854-4693 or

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“Last year was the beginning of the New Normal in Trenton. This year’s budget continues to build on what we started. But the people expect us to continue. They demand it. They know that the old way involved decades of bad decisions. Now they expect us to make a few good ones — a few important, urgent and responsible decisions.” — Gov. Christie

or’s Commission on African and Caribbean Immigrant Affairs said the district had not done enough to prevent bullying and violence and help immigrant victims. “Most of the incidents of bullying of our students don’t get reported,” testified Samuel Slewion, secretary of that commission. Many of the immigrant families have fled oppressive situations in their countries and fear reporting problems to the district — or simply do not know the best way to do it, he said. Children are changing their African names or only using their first initials, said Carol Bangura, a commission member. “They’re ashamed of their traditional African names because they’re being bullied and teased,” she told Council. Slewion and Bangura said the district had not followed through with help for immigrant students promised after an attack in 2005 on Liberian student Jacob Gray, then a student at Tilden Middle School in Southwest Philadelphia. “We had a series of meetings on safety, parent involvement, and also


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Views on N.J. Budget

amounting to a tax break for companies headquartered in the state and selling to a national market. It also would double a research-and-development tax credit and raise the estate-tax




Report says bullying problem in Phila. schools is ‘systemwide’ VIOLENCE from A1 testimony. An additional 40 submitted statements, Landau said. “What we really uncovered is that there is a systemwide problem throughout the district of intergroup conflicts, and the school system needs to come up with a systemwide solution,” Landau said. She said the commission also learned that some of the district’s policies and practices do not work. “We heard evidence that the district’s zero-tolerance policy of automatic outof-school suspensions does not mitigate intergroup tensions,” Landau said. “And we learned that effective and positive strategies like peer mediation and restorative justice are not adequately utilized or implemented.” Intergroup conflicts include differences in areas besides race and ethnicity, including sexual orientation, gender, religion, and disability. Though Landau declined to release specific details of the report, she said it would lay out nine recommendations to help the district resolve, track, and prevent intergroup conflicts. At the hearing, members of the May-

Proposed funding for executive-branch departments, in thousands, ranked by change from fiscal 2011.

SOURCE: N.J. Treasury Dept.


The fate of health care in Christie’s budget plan was mixed. The Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Aged and Disabled and Senior Gold Prescription Assistance programs would see no changes in funding. Hospitals would receive $20 million more than in the current year’s budget. But to pay for these priorities, Christie said, changes in Medicaid are needed. He is proposing $250 million in savings for the joint federal program that provides health insurance for 1.3 million low-income and disabled residents. That would come from moving many recipients into managed care and cracking down on Medicaid fraud. His plan anticipates another $300 million in savings by applying to the federal government for a waiver that would allow more flexibility in administering the program. The state is struggling to fill a shortfall in Medicaid after losing $1 billion in federal stimulus money for the program. Christie complained

that he could not make meaningful changes because of restrictions in the new federal health-care law. Funding was reduced for nearly every state agency. Taking the biggest hits were the Department of Environmental Protection, where spending was chopped by 10 percent, and the Department of Health and Senior Services, where funding was cut by 15 percent. Christie didn’t shy away from the fact that the state would no longer automatically fund longtime programs. “For too many years, our government has operated under the belief that the base line, the place you begin, is to continue to fund every program in the budget, regardless of the fiscal climate, regardless of the economy, and regardless of the effectiveness of the program,” the governor said. “Not anymore.” Contact staff writer Maya Rao at 609-989-8990 or Inquirer staff writer Rita Giordano contributed to this article.

Probe of Afghan civilian deaths leads to Karzai-U.S. dispute ASSOCIATED PRESS

KABUL, Afghanistan — An inquiry into claims that international troops killed scores of civilians in northeast Afghanistan escalated into a feud Tuesday between President Hamid Karzai and senior U.S. military officials who cited a report that Afghan parents have been known to discipline children by burning their hands and feet. Karzai spokesman Waheed Omar described comments made by Rear Adm. Gregory Smith, director of communications for the U.S.-led coalition, as being “outrageous, insulting, and racist.” He demanded a clarification. The dispute started during a discussion at the presidential palace about claims that NATO forces killed about 60 civilians in a fourday operation in Kunar province, an allegation that has been contested by the international coalition. Media reports and television footage broadcast after the claims showed severely injured children and others with burns on their faces, hands, and feet — yet it was unclear if they were injured in military operations. The Washington Post, quoting

unidentified sources who attended the palace meeting, reported Tuesday that Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top NATO commander in Afghanistan, had suggested that Afghans might have intentionally burned their own children to exaggerate claims of civilian casualties. The coalition vehemently denied the report. “Gen. Petraeus never said that children’s hands and feet were purposely burned by their families in order to create a CIVCAS [civilian casualty] event,” Smith said. Omar said that Karzai was demanding an explanation. “The president was extremely annoyed by the comments made by Adm. Smith,” Omar said. “… We find these comments outrageous, insulting and racist.” Although relatively unheard of, there have been some such incidents reported. A 2009 humanrights report issued by the U.S. State Department said that “in extreme examples of child abuse, observers reported several instances of deliberately burned children in Paktia [province]; the children sustained burns after their parents submerged them in boiling water.”

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Christie’s budget blues


istening to Gov. Chris- broken finances. The budget he tie’s budget address proposed Tuesday for fiscal 2012 Tuesday, you might is $29.4 billion, which his office think he was throwing says is 2.6 percent less than curhis hat in the ring to be- rent spending levels. (That’s mostcome governor of the United ly right: Christie proposed a budStates. get of $28.3 billion in March 2010, Don’t dwell on rising property but actual appropriations rose to taxes or program cuts, Christie $30.2 billion after the fiscal 2011 said, in effect. New budget was enacted). Jerseyans, be proud If there is a gliminstead that your govmer of good news in ernor is leading a nathis budget, it is tionwide austerity Christie’s proposal revolution. to increase total aid From coast to to school districts by coast, governors are $250 million. It following New Jerwould restore a fracsey’s lead, Christie artion of the aid he cut gued. In California, last year. New York, WisconTo cover a new sin, and Ohio, they’re budget shortfall of cutting wages and $10.4 billion (about benefits for public the same as last employees and year), Christie still health care for the Gov. Christie offers a few of the poor. one-time gimmicks To close New Forget all that talk that he decries. He about Christie run- Jersey’s budget would contribute ning for president. gap, the $506 million to the To hear him tell it, state employees’ penhe’s leading the coun- governor offered sion fund, the minitry from his desk in more tough cuts. mum allowed by law Trenton. He even — and one-seventh threw in a complaint of what the state acabout “Obamacare.” tually owes. “Some thought the change Christie is correct that pension might come from the federal gov- reform is needed, and state taxernment, but that hasn't been the payers can’t afford the promises case,” Christie said. “The change Trenton has made. The retireis coming from the states, and the ment system for state workers is charge is being led by New Jer- $54 billion short of its liabilities; sey.” the health-care system is underThat alone won’t console New funded by $67 billion. Jersey residents, who haven’t felt Reform is needed. But as noted real improvement from Christie’s by Assembly Budget Chairman budget cuts. Jobs are still hard to Lou Greenwald (D., Camden), the find, and property taxes are high- governor is trying unnecessarily er than ever. to pit neighbor against neighbor Thousands of teachers have in his budget. Christie wants to been laid off, putting pressure on cut the benefits for police and districts to increase class sizes. teachers, and in return double In Camden, about 40 percent of the property-tax credits for sethe police and firefighters are niors. He could just as easily congone due in part to the loss of trive a trade-off by eliminating state aid. In some cases, emergen- $200 million in proposed tax cy response times are up. This, breaks for businesses and giving too, is part of what Christie calls the money instead to seniors. “the New Normal.” New Jersey residents by now It’s true Christie was dealt a hor- understand Christie’s version of rible budget hand, and he was sacrifice. But they’re still waiting elected in 2009 to fix the state’s for the results.

Libyans dying for freedom


ith inspiring determinaGiven the horrific events in Libtion and grit, Libyan citi- ya, certainly, there is no way back zens literally are putting for Gadhafi. Despite his defiance their lives on the line in an effort in a rambling, largely incoherent to topple their longtime dictator, speech Tuesday, in which he Moammar Gadhafi. blamed everyone but himself for While Gadhafi, 69, came to pow- the slaughter of pro-democracy er in a bloodless coup four decades demonstrators, Gadhafi’s only ago, he turned against his own way to cling to power now is with countrymen with a brute force. About vengeance over the the only test of will last week — culminatworth seeing ing in the slaughter of Gadhafi pass is his hundreds of civilians vow to “die as a marover the weekend and tyr.” continuing into this As in Egypt and Tuweek. nisia, the protesters’ The chilling predicdesperate desire for tion by one of freedom is fueling Gadhafi’s sons that the uprising. There the streets would are encouraging “run with blood” resigns, as well, that portedly became all Gadhafi’s regime is too true within mocrumbling from withments of the speech in — with divisions Monday, as armed Moammar Gadhafi evident among pogovernment merce- Libya’s leader lice, the military, naries turned autoand tribal leaders turned on his matic weapons on who control some of crowds of protesters. own people in the nation’s vast Further reports of wealth-producing oil an effort to hold reserves. Gadhafi loyalists commandeering am- on to power. In the event bulances to cruise Gadhafi is toppled, the streets of Tripoli an immediate conand shoot civilians cern would be that show just how much the situation — with little government struchas unraveled. Only in its savage- ture in place — it’s unclear who ry, though, does the Libyan tur- or what would follow the dictator. moil differ from the heroic strug- Then again, who wouldn’t be an gles of Egypt’s people — 300 of improvement over Gadhafi and whom died in the process of top- his loyalists? pling President Hosni Mubarak. For Americans and others in Mubarak’s fall fanned the de- the West, the instability in the oilsire for freedom across the Mid- rich country certainly will hit dle East. But the push for more home as oil prices continue to democratic institutions won’t be rise. But that spike will be a price easy, as evidenced by Libya’s suf- worth paying in the long run if fering. It’s vital, therefore, that Libyans and other Middle East citU.S. officials support the drive for izens gain the chance to build a democracy in any way possible. future founded upon freedom.

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Today’s students lazy, indifferent Regardless of the controversy, I must agree with the comments of the suspended Bucks County teacher Natalie Munroe on students (“Bucks teacher struggles with her celebrity,” Friday). I taught college, full and part time, for about 50 years. About five years ago, I gave up. I could no longer sustain my self-delusion that today’s students are not different from those I taught years Natalie Munroe back. Students now are lazy and indifferent, and have few skills needed for acquiring an education. None of that bothers them. College has become an outrageously expensive playground, with the added perk that an A grade will be given to these dolts just for showing up — or not. Aside from strange student attitudes, there seems to be little appreciation that we are throwing away a society and economy’s most precious resource. Fiscal and monetary policy are for naught if our human resources are permitted to decay as they have. Francis X. Healy Jr. Warrington

Silly argument on teacher, privacy Michael Smerconish’s argument that a student’s privacy was invaded — because he “knows who he is” — is not only specious, it is just plain silly (“Teacher’s blog an invasion of privacy,” Friday). Having insulted his readers by telling them to look up sophomoric, one hopes he will look up specious. While Natalie Munroe’s blogging while at work was certainly inappropriate, is not the remainder of her diatribe (done on her own time) protected by the right to (even disgusting) free speech? And how do we continue to employ teachers who can neither spell nor punctuate?

lem, is it? Education begins at home, and that means parents who will accept their responsibility and stop blaming everyone else, especially the teachers. Start listening to someone who is in the trenches of education and is reporting it like it is.

others can only dream about. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants union employees to give up their rights. Why doesn’t the governor take the same cut in pay and benefits that he wants from others? Isn’t that the Republican way? Can you walk the walk?

There will be more Wisconsins

Standing against own self-interests

When the going gets bad, the bad get going. How else can you explain all the Democrats who fled from Wisconsin to avoid voting on Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to avoid his state’s certain fiscal collapse (“Wis. remains in a stalemate,” Tuesday)? This problem was not caused by Walker, but by previous administrations who gave away the store to secure votes. These promises were not sustainable. It was a win-winwin for sleazy politicians, union negotiators, and innocent union workers. Wisconsin doesn’t have a monopoly on greedy, self-serving politicians and union bigwigs, so this same scenario will be playing out in many states shortly.

I would love to know the background of letter writers who are most critical of the workers in Wisconsin (Tuesday). I suspect that too many of the critics are workingclass people just like those who are struggling to protect their livelihoods. Are these writers blind to the fact that unions essentially fight for the welfare of all working people, not just their own members? If it had not been for unions, workers today would not enjoy a 40-hour workweek, overtime pay, and a host of other benefits that many take for granted. It never ceases to amaze me how some people can argue against their own self-interests.

John Kapusta Lansdowne

Mike Space Coopersburg

Don Landry Franconia

Walker should take a pay cut I find it quite alarming but true to form that elected officials want to take back earned benefits from those who have worked hard for them while they themselves enjoy generous salaries and benefits that

Barbara Barnett Browns Mills

‘Other kids’ always the issue Michael Smerconish completely misses what Natalie Munroe is saying (Friday). He writes (with spellchecker handy, no doubt), “While there are indeed coddled youths among us, those are the sort of comments some might wish to see heaped on another person’s child, but surely not our own.” I’m certain that Smerconish’s children are all perfectly behaved in school. It’s never our own kids who are the prob-

Nancy Ranieri Dresher

What’s a few billion to the bankrupt? Leave it to a newspaper recently emerged from bankruptcy to tell a state with a $3.6 billion shortfall that it isn’t as badly off as other states (“A bridge too far,” Tuesday).

Mark W. Long Lafayette Hill


In deference to church, grand jury report delayed I’m sure I’m not alone in noting the disconnect between the headline “Keeping religion out of work” (Sunday) and the report that District Attorney Seth Williams delayed the release of a grand jury investigation on sexual abuse in deference to Catholic Schools Week. I’m sure the district attorney knew that no one would be placed in jeopardy in the intervening two weeks, and he would never have held up the report had he thought otherwise. But why did the public’s right to know — or Catholics’ right to know about priests among them who were about to be criminally charged — take second place to preventing the possible taint of Catholic Schools Week? Wouldn’t any taint have been the archdiocese’s own fault for failing to heed the lessons of the prior grand jury report? Didn’t Williams effectively shield the archdiocese from the fallout of its own missteps precisely because he is Catholic? The article’s focus should have been Williams’ admitted compromise of the public’s right to know out of deference to his own religious affiliation, and on the questions this issue raises about his suitability for office. Williams should take a page from a speech by John Kennedy in the 1960 campaign, in which he put to rest the concerns that his allegiance to his church might compromise his constitutional obligations were he to win the presidency. Gerald J. Schorr Melrose Park

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negotiate the snow-covered steps of a rail station in Philadelphia on Tuesday morning. MATT ROURKE/ Associated Press

Weather advisory: Try getting over it

Philadelphians need to chill out about winter. By Nate House


rom conversations at work, at the bar down the street, and with neighbors scraping the ice off their cars, I gather that Philadelphians are sick of the cold and snow. As I write, it’s 26 degrees outside, one of my cars won’t start, and my shorthaired dog won’t get out of bed. Forty-four inches of snow have fallen this winter, and ice storms have wreaked havoc with traffic, pedestrians, and trees, one of which now leans against my house. At first, sledding at the Walnut Lane Golf Club eased the burden. But that, too, has become a kind of winter chore. So I e-mailed my friend in Colorado to tell him about the ice age that has overtaken the Philadelphia region. “Cold schmold!” was his response. “40 below this morning. Pipes froze.” Then I saw pictures of Lakeshore Drive in Chicago, where cars were suspended in time like frozen mastodons. One recent storm closed bridges in New York City, canceled a fifth of the nation’s flights, and buried Oklahoma. Philadelphia started to look and feel like Key West. As a city, we can handle homicides, losing sports teams, corrupt politicians, failing schools, and a reputation that doesn’t exactly put us in the same category as New York, Paris, and Rome. But the one thing Philadelphians can’t seem to handle is snow. As soon as the first flake fell this season, I remem’ber sitting in traffic for more than an hour just trying to get from one side of the city to the other. It was as if that single flake had paralyzed the part of the brain that tells us to move forward. We feel the need to protect our shoveled

parking spots with lawn chairs, trash cans, stolen bright-orange highway cones, and 9mm handguns. The Philadelphia Parking Authority offers discounts in an effort to keep us off the roads during snow emergencies. In a nutshell, we are not winter people. Even though Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this month, indicating an early spring, meteorologists disagree. More snow, ice, and mayhem are on the way, and with them, a local accumulation of impatience, frustration, and claustrophobia. Last year set records for snowfall in the region, and this year could come close. So instead of bemoaning nor’easters, “thunder snow,” and ice storms, I say we’d better get used it. I’m not saying we have to don Elmer Fudd hats and talk like we’re from Bar Harbor. But a little resilience — a little acceptance of what is, after all, only winter — would help us get through this thing that happens every year. Instead of cursing the “white stuff” and cold, we should be grateful that it lets us spend more time indoors with kids who have the day off from school. We should remind ourselves that, only six months ago, we were cursing the oppressive heat of summer. This doesn’t have to be another winter of our discontent in Philadelphia. Winter here is a lot easier to handle than it is in many other parts of the country. So are summer, fall, and spring. We don’t have many mudslides, tornados, or hurricanes. This winter, let’s be thankful that most of the catastrophes facing this city can be fixed.

Larry Farnese State senator His One Great Idea: Bring back the city’s mounted police. “Bring back the mounted police force to the Philadelphia Police Department. ... Everyone I have always talked to said that [seeing] the mounted unit is one of their fondest times in the city. ... Having those horses walk around Broad Street and throughout the city really brings a real sense of what our city is like. We are a real people city. “And the data shows that for every mounted police officer, they can do the work of 20 on foot. ... “When we have parades, or when the Phillies win the next World Series, or when our Eagles win the Super Bowl, we [will] have hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people coming down Broad Street. You [could] have a lot of these horses running around, being able to disperse a crowd very quickly, very efficiently, being able to see what’s going on. “It’s also a great public and community ... outreach project. A lot

Response to Last Week’s Idea Would a website making the city’s use of tax dollars more transparent lead to smarter spending of those dollars? Yes 64.9% No 15.6% Maybe 14.7% Not sure 4.9% of the police officers told us, in all their years of serving the public, not one time did anybody come up and touch and pet their police car. “It’s a win for public safety, it’s a win for the community, and it’s a win for economic development in the city of Philadelphia — the three core components that we need to continue to move forward. The mounted police force hits them all, right on target.”


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Protests have al-Qaeda sidelined

By Marisa L. Porges


s popular protests spread through the Middle East and North Africa, al-Qaeda and its affiliates have largely been a nonfactor. For years, the terrorist group urged Muslims to wage war against insufficiently Islamic regimes and advocated governance by sharia law. But over the past few weeks, as the region’s political future was being decided, al-Qaeda remained largely silent. Its leaders ceded the rhetorical ground to the secular, liberal activists leading protests in Egypt, Yemen, Libya, and elsewhere. That’s remarkable given that rhetoric and messaging have been such a central part of al-Qaeda’s strategy to date. Take, for example, the video released last week by Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda’s secondin-command and an Egyptian. The 34-minute clip was the organization’s first statement since the revolution began in Egypt, and, oddly, it made no mention of the protests there or of Hosni Mubarak’s resignation. Instead, al-Zawahiri bemoaned the state of his home country, calling it a “deviation from Islam” and cautioning against secular, democratic rule. The message was ill-timed, misdirected, and uninspired. Al-Qaeda affiliates and supporters in the region have done a similarly poor job of taking advantage of the growing crises. Early this month, the Islamic State of Iraq, an al-Qaeda front organization in that country, issued a statement weakly supporting Egypt’s revolution, warning against “the tricks of un-Islamic ideologies” and calling for Egyptians to embrace jihad and demand a new government ruled by Islamic law. Meanwhile, the leaders of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb called for regime change in Tunisia and Algeria, urging other Muslims to follow suit in hopes of spreading sharia law throughout the region. These statements appear to have been too little, too late. They came weeks after the uprisings began, and they went largely unnoticed by the media and, more importantly, by many in al-Qaeda’s core audience. That includes the very individuals who are a driving force in the current protests: young, unemployed Arab men, who are considered especially vulnerable to al-Qaeda’s radicalization and recruitment efforts. Al-Qaeda has become a passive observer, riding the bench during the biggest game of the decade. Does this mean a strategic shift is under way in the al-Qaeda leadership? Not likely. There’s no indication that the group’s senior leaders are adjusting their tactics. Does it mean they feel threatened by the political movements sweeping the region? Perhaps for the moment, since the largely peaceful revolutions call into question al-Qaeda’s core asser-

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Protesting Palestinians step on a poster of Moammar Gadhafi during a march in solidarity with Libyans on Tuesday.

tion: that political reform requires violent jihad. But it remains to be seen whether the protests usher in more secular, democratic governments or regimes that are amenable to al-Qaeda. In the meantime, the United States should focus on keeping al-Qaeda out of the game. U.S. officials should remain committed to supporting political reforms in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, and beyond, even though the outcome could be unsettling to Western political sensibilities. That may mean encouraging moderate Muslims to point out where al-Qaeda has been proven wrong and downplaying any of its future attempts to influence events. It remains to be seen whether al-Qaeda will reassert itself and affect the outcome of the protests or, more likely, try to take credit for whatever happens. We should anticipate more posturing not just from al-Zawahiri, who promised more commentaries, but from affiliates such as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which has a history of tailoring propaganda to address political issues and gain support in Yemen. Regardless, it’s becoming clear that a transformation of the region is under way, and al-Qaeda isn’t part of it. We should do what we can to keep it that way. Marisa L. Porges is an associate fellow at the London-based International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence and a former U.S. government counterterrorism-policy adviser. She can be reached at

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Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 ★ Section B

School chief: Blogger must go

‘Catastrophic’ fire in Olney

The Central Bucks teacher “made it impossible for her to teach in this district.”

Letters show he urged reassignment of a sexually abusive cleric in the ’80s.

By Dan Hardy

By David O’Reilly


Natalie Munroe’s time as a teacher at Central Bucks East High School will apparently end, because of her extremely unflattering blog posts about students that drew national attention. “Ms. Munroe, by her own actions, has made it impossible for her to teach in this district,” Superintendent Robert Laws said at Tuesday night’s Central Bucks district school board meeting. “No student should be subjected to such a hostile educational environment.” Munroe, an 11th-grade English teacher, was suspended with pay Feb. 9 when a blog she had written more than a year before was widely disseminated among students through Facebook and then came to school administrators’ attention. When word got out, the story and debate went national. Tuesday night’s meeting provided a chance for the district administration, board members, and parents to respond. About 150 showed up. Laws said that most news media had failed to report that besides the widely “unprofessional comments,” Munroe also made a “direct attack on special-needs students.” Laws said Munroe had been scheduled for materniSee TEACHER on B6

Pa. easing restriction on drilling

Along with a change on impact studies, Corbett plans to lift a park moratorium. By Angela Couloumbis


HARRISBURG — The Corbett administration, having just taken a step to make it easier to drill for natural gas on state lands, says it will soon take another, bigger step in that direction. Gov. Corbett plans to lift the moratorium his predecessor imposed in October on new natural-gas drilling in state forests and parks. It’s just a matter of time, his spokesman said Tuesday. Spokesman Kevin Harley said the governor believes there should be drilling on publicly held lands, and called former Gov. Ed Rendell’s moratorium a political move made on the heels of the legislature’s failure to enact a tax on natural gas extracted from the Marcellus Shale formation. “He’s looking at it,” Harley said of Corbett. “I don’t know when the date will be, but he does … believe there should be drilling in state forests.” Over the weekend, the administration quietly rescinded a polSee DRILLING on B4

Monica Yant Kinney’s column does not appear in this edition.

Bevilacqua advice on N.Y. priest questioned INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

As an adviser to the bishop of Brooklyn, N.Y., in the early 1980s, then-Auxiliary Bishop Anthony J. Bevilacqua recommended that a sexually abusive priest wishing to return after treatment “seek an assignment outside the diocese,” according to letters released Tuesday by an advocacy group. The Rev. Roman Ferraro went on to the Diocese of Metuchen, N.J., in which he molested two young boys a few years later. The victims reached an out-of-court settlement with the diocese. In 2004, Ferraro was convicted of child sexual assault for abusing a Massachusetts boy in the 1970s. Now 76, he is serving a life sentence. “These documents raise the question of whether this was Bevilacqua’s way of dealing with [abuser] priests” throughout his long career as a prelate, Barbara Blaine, national president of the Survivors’ Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP), said at a news conference outside the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. The letters and memos SNAP released Tuesday were obtained from the Brooklyn Diocese by a Miami law firm that brought a civil suit in 2005 See BEVILACQUA on B6

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ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / Staff Photographer

A firefighter uses an ax to chop through the roof of the burning house at 134 Sparks St. At least six people were injured in the fire, the cause of which was under investigation.

Two children die as flames sweep house By Allison Steele


Two children died and at least six other people were injured in what Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers described as a “catastrophic” blaze that erupted in an Olney house at midday Tuesday. The children, who fire officials said were 7 and 9, had not been identified as of Tuesday evening. Neighbors and officials said they believed the victims were two of several children who lived in the building with at least three adults. Three children and three adults were hospitalized Tuesday with burns and other firerelated injuries, Ayers said. All were reported to be in either serious or critical condition. There also were conflicting reports from other fire officials that four children and four adults were injured. The fire victims were Cambodian, said

Rorng Sorn, executive director of the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia, who went to the scene Tuesday to help with translation. The fire was reported at the home at 134 Sparks St. just before noon. Firefighters arrived in minutes, Ayers said, but found the first floor engulfed. Two adults were outside the building, one of whom had jumped from a second-floor window, Ayers said. Some residents went to hospitals before the Fire Department arrived, officials said. The cause of the fire was under investigation. Investigators found one antiquated smoke alarm in the basement and said the building’s electrical outlets were overloaded, which Ayers said may have been factors. “We’re trying to find out what happened,” Ayers said Tuesday evening. “How can a fire get to moving so fast in the middle of the day, See FIRE on B10

Knox to sit out any challenges for Nutter’s job Despite earlier criticism, he endorsed the mayor. He’ll head a facilities panel. By Jeff Shields


Tom Knox, whose 2007 campaign attacks on Michael Nutter invoked the wrath of the city’s Board of Ethics, said Tuesday that he had no stomach for the negative campaign it would take to win in 2011, and instead endorsed Nutter for a second term as mayor. Joining former Gov. Ed Rendell in a Tuesday morning news conference, Knox said his own complaints about Nutter’s administration did not warrant a “divisive” campaign disparaging Nutter’s first term in office. “I’m not up for that type of fight,” said Knox, 70, the multimillionaire businessman who finished second to Nutter in the five-way 2007 Democratic primary. “This is an honest, hardworking, decent man.” That man was also the target of negative campaigning by Knox and his supporters in 2007, first by the electricians’ union, which distributed fliers linking Nutter to strip searches of black See KNOX on B10

A state budget with national pretentions After calling N.J. the country’s fiscal leader, Christie supported Wisconsin’s governor. By Matt Katz


New Jersey is the nation’s leader when it comes to fixing the way government is funded, with governors of all political stripes following its lead, Gov. Christie told the Legislature at the start of his budget address Tuesday. By the end of the speech, the Republican governor had upped the rhetorical ante, describing his politics in Cold War proportions and sounding as if he were doing something grander than running the 11th-biggest state. Christie compared New Jersey — and by association, himself — to the U.S. hockey team that defeated that of the Soviet Union 31 years ago Tuesday, in a game that came to be called the Miracle on Ice. “Many thought the Soviet Union to be invincible, not only in their approach to hockey but

in their stolid, statist approach to government,” Christie said. “We know what happened next. The free people of the world offered a better, more hopeful, long-term vision of this world.” In the same way, New Jersey, and other states in its wake, are making short-term sacrifices to enable a better future, he said. “Look around, look around, much like that band of hard-charging, take-no-prisoners college kids did in Lake Placid 31 years ago, New Jersey is inspiring the nation,” Christie said. Moments later, Christie, who is regularly described as “hard-charging” himself, concluded his address, leaving the Democratic-conSee CHRISTIE on B9

Gov. Christie speaks about the budget. His

speech included references to the Cold War.

DAVID M WARREN / Staff Photographer

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Phila. officials decry school voucher bill District executives told lawmakers the measure could cost city schools $40 million in state funds.

Temple student Ron Rizzo (left) prepares his team’s race car. Entries were eliminated in one-on-one competitions like this one. His team advanced to the second round.


“If tens of millions of dollars of additional funding are diverted at the same time … that will make it enormously difficult for us to maintain the momentum of the last eight years,” said Nunery, who urged lawmakers to change the legislation so Philadelphia schools would not lose funding for every student who took advantage of the voucher program. The amounts of the vouchers would vary from district to district, depending on the amount of state aid sent to the district; in Philadelphia, the vouchers would work out to about $7,900 per student. Masch said the district’s costs would not decrease proportionately when students left through the voucher program. If three students left one school, for example, the district could not get rid of a teacher, a principal or a librarian, and would still have to pay to heat the school building, he said. Proponents argue that vouchers give parents more options for their children’s education and spur public schools to improve by creating competition. Opponents say vouchers may hurt districts that lose students and funding. Lawmakers wondered how much choice the voucher program would give parents if private and parochial schools could choose which students they accept. “I don’t see anything in here that guarantees that a kid with a voucher gets the opportunity,” said Rep. James R. Roebuck Jr. (D., Phila.). Joe Watkins, chairman of Students First, which advocates for school choice, responded that for parents desperate to send their children to better schools, vouchers represent hope. “People are so desperate in our cities and towns around the commonwealth that even the hope, the possibility, of doing better than they’re doing now is good enough,” Watkins said. Mary Rochford, superintendent of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which has lost thousands of students with the rise of charter schools, said the archdiocese had 13,748 empty seats in Philadelphia and 19,135 empty seats in the suburban counties.

Philadelphia’s public schools could lose $40 million in state funding next year if a school-voucher bill being considered by state lawmakers is DAVID MAIALETTI / Staff Photographer approved, School District officials said at a hearing Tuesday. Temple students race, using basic components. The figure assumes that 10 percent of the students who would be eligible for the vouchers would use them. Such a funding loss would seriously hurt a district alThey range from demon- attaching them to axles made the ramp with ease, while oth- ready facing a gap of $400 By Tom Avril INQUIRER STAFF WRITER strations of porous pavement of toothpicks was tricky, to ers sputtered to a stop or million to $500 million in a $3 veered off course. Mission: to build a car out — designed to allow rainwa- say the least. billion budget, said Deputy of toothpicks, some paper, ter to percolate through to While waiting for his team’s Superintendent Miller, who has staged the Leroy sewing thread, and four pen- the ground — to a nostalgic competition for seven years, second race, Rizzo tightened Nunery, who testified before nies. look at the progress in person- acknowledged that the quali- up the thread holding his the General Assembly’s team’s car together. Too House Democratic Policy Official lessons to be al computing since the 1980s, ty of entries was uneven. learned: teamwork, problem- with demonstrations of the “It’s always a mystery ev- tight, apparently. The wheels Committee at the IndepenAtari XL400 and other early ery year,” said Miller, an asso- stopped turning, and the car dence Visitor Center. solving, economical design. Besides the potential vouchciate professor of civil and en- got stuck on the ramp. And one unofficial lesson: machines. Other tweaks proved more er loss, Nunery said, the disIf the students in William C. vironmental engineering. Don’t drop your car on the Miller’s class were any indica- “There are very good ones, successful. Senior Matt Cas- trict anticipates losing $300 floor. and there are very not-so- tro used scissors to extract a million in federal funding. They crowded into an audi- tion, the profession is not just stray thread from his team’s good ones.” According to Nunery, $40 valuable, but fun. torium Tuesday, the 130 stuentry, No. 42, and made it to million could pay for all the The teams raced their cars The students were divided dents in Temple University’s the finals. School District’s nurses and Engineering 1101 class, gird- into teams of four, and they two at a time, releasing them But there, his team encoun- interscholastic athletic proat the top of a two-meter ed for battle in their hoodies had about three weeks to detered the foursome of Joseph grams, and 20 percent of its and sweatpants and jeans. sign and build their cars, ramp and letting gravity do Connelly, Jerry François, La- librarians. They had spent several weeks which measured anywhere its work. The winners ad- mont Barber, and Marcus The hearing came as lawvanced to the next round, Mathieson. exploring ideas and fashion- from four to 12 inches long. makers in Harrisburg continwhile the losers took a seat to No glue or adhesive were aling prototypes, but now their That group was optimistic ue to debate a bill to create a mull over what went wrong. about its sporty, low-slung de- voucher program, which designs would be put to the lowed. They could not puncSome vehicles zipped down sign, featuring a squaretest. The day would belong to ture or deface the pennies, so would let students from lowshaped housing to minimize income families attend prithe swift and true, while the friction on the axles. slow and wayward would sufvate or parochial schools with Alas, Connelly, who hails the aid of government-funded fer jeers and catcalls. from the Mayfair section, vouchers. The Corbett adminIt was race day. dropped the vehicle on the istration has expressed sup“It’s a lot more difficult floor Monday evening and port for school-choice prothan it seems to be,” said Ron stayed up most of the night to grams in general, although it Rizzo, a freshman from Southrebuild it. has not declared its support ampton, Bucks County, as he “Putting a bunch of power- for the bill being discussed. stood in line clutching his ful brains together, and one Senate Bill 1, which has supteam’s entry, waiting to roll it idiot to ruin it,” he said. port from Republicans and down a steep slope. Yet by race time, the car Democrats, is expected to be A national discussion is unwas ready to roll, and in the voted on by the Senate Educader way about U.S. promifinals it edged out No. 42 by a tion Committee next month. nence in the sciences, with length. Under the legislation, the some educators lamenting “It was a long night,” he first two years of the program high school test scores and said. “I’m working on two would allow low-income stuPresident Obama calling for hours’ sleep.” dents in the 144 worst-perincreased focus on research Is that what engineering is forming public schools in in a new “Sputnik moment.” Pennsylvania (excluding charabout? Not necessarily. This week is National Engi“I just didn’t want to let my ter schools) to apply for vouchers. Ninety-one of those neers Week, when the profesteammates down,” he said. schools are in Philadelphia, sion seeks to demonstrate its and 51,000 students would be value to society, and Temple Contact staff writer Tom Avril at eligible for vouchers the first is participating with a full Matt Castro makes an adjustment to his team’s car. 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Arsonist sought in U. Darby By Joelle Farrell

man saw the porch ablaze. He tossed water on the fire and Upper Darby police are ask- called police, Chitwood said. Ining for the public’s help to vestigators found a strong gasocatch a suspected arsonist line smell and three spent who has tried twice to ignite matches at the scene. an apartment building occuThe building is occupied by pied by nine people, five of two families who are new to them children. the area, Chitwood said. Police were first called to “Right now we have nothing,” the two-story building in the Chitwood said. “My concern is, unit block of North State there’s nine people in that buildRoad on Feb. 14 at 3:30 a.m., ing and obviously the children Police Superintendent Micha- are traumatized by it.” el Chitwood said. A first-floor Anyone with information resident had smelled gaso- that might help police is beline. Police found burn marks ing asked to call Upper Darby on the building’s front door, a detectives at 610-734-7677. strong odor of gasoline, and a used match, Chitwood said. Contact staff writer Joelle Farrell At 2 a.m. Monday, the smoke at 610-627-0352 or alarm went off and the same INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

Eight people were hurt Tuesday in a crash involving a van carrying mentally handicapped passengers on I-95 in South Philadelphia, officials said. The victims, believed to be all adults, were taken to Hahnemann and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. Initial reports indicated that no victims had life-threatening injuries. The van was rear-ended by a truck about 10 a.m. in the northbound lanes near the Columbus Boulevard exit. State police are investigating. — Joseph A. Gambardello

Budget stalemate has ripple effect on Penn State STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A Pennsylvania State University research lab has laid off 13 workers and reduced the hours of 20 other employees. The layoffs represent about 1 percent of the workforce at the Applied Research Laboratory. A school spokeswoman said Tuesday the lab relies on funds awarded from sponsors, and contracts have slowed during the economic downturn. The school said the funding decline is in part related to the budget stalemate in Washington. A continuing budget resolution in Congress allows for the release of only small increments of funds that do not adequately support government contractors. Penn State said that resolution also requires no spending on new projects. The lab is a Navy-affiliated research center established in 1945. — AP

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Church leaders urge Pa. to keep health plan But at a Harrisburg rally, state officials said there are no more funds for adultBasic. By Amy Worden


HARRISBURG — With more than 41,000 lower-income adults facing loss of their state-subsidized healthcare coverage next week, religious leaders Tuesday begged for a last-minute bailout of the program and a social service advocacy group threatened to sue. The Corbett administration says it has exhausted its funding options and warns that coverage for adultBasic recipients will end Monday. At a news conference, several church leaders representing hundreds of faith groups said Corbett and nonprofit health insurance providers have a moral obligation to find a way to keep the program alive. “Surely, Gov. Corbett and his new administration can work for a more just and compassionate solution,” said the Rev. Deborah Heisley-Cato, a United Methodist Church district superintendent and one of 230 church leaders who signed a letter in support of adultBasic. “It's part of his constitutional obligation to protect the health and welfare of Pennsylvanians.” Corbett’s spokesman, Kevin Harley, said it’s a simple matter of money. He said that the state — which is facing a projected deficit of $4 billion or more — does not have the $56 million needed to keep the program funded through June 30, the end of the fiscal year, and that efforts to seek federal assistance failed. “We inherited this problem and we’ve acted responsibly,” said Harley. AdultBasic, created under Republican Gov. Tom Ridge in 2001, was designed to help working men and women who earned too much to qualify for Medicaid but who weren’t


covered by their employer and could not afford private insurance. Funded with donations from the state’s Blue Cross/ Blue Shield companies and from tobacco-lawsuit settlement money, the program now provides bare-bones health coverage to its recipients — 12,000 of whom live in Southeastern Pennsylvania — who pay $36 a month. The program was supposed to be funded through June 30 — the end of the fiscal year — but a shortfall led to the early end. Churches and social-service groups say ending health coverage for the chronically ill will cost some people their jobs and amount to a death sentence for others. “Great numbers of people will be the newly uninsured starting next week, and we already have 1.3 million uninsured,” said Jonathan Stein, general counsel for Community Legal Services in Philadelphia. “And we further fear the lives of people will be in jeopardy.” Stein pointed to the state Insurance Department website’s adultBasic page, which advises recipients that the cost of ongoing treatments — such as chemotherapy or kidney dialysis — will no longer be covered after Feb. 28. Stein’s organization wrote to Corbett adminstration officials last week alleging the state had violated the law by not informing those served by adultBasic that they may qualify for Medicaid, the federal program for low-income disabled inviduals. As many as 50 percent of adultBasic recipients may qualify for Medicaid, Stein said. Harley said Tuesday that he disagreed with that assessment and dismissed the possibility of a suit. "The state gets sued about 70 times a week, so I'm sure they’ll sue," Harley said following a ceremony for Black History Month. The governor declined to take questions from reporters. The Corbett administration blamed its precedecessor for

building up an unsustainable program — “It’s unfortunate Gov. [Ed] Rendell never lived up to his commitment,” said Harley. Rendell, in turn, has contended Corbett’s administration should have renegotiated a deal with the Blue Cross/Blue Shield companies to at least fund adultBasic through the spring budget talks. This month, the Corbett administration asked the federal government to take steps to help keep the program viable, but those requests were denied. Legislators are scrambling for other ways to keep the program afloat. State Sen. Mike Stack (D., Phila.) has drafted a measure that would utilize a big chunk of the legislature’s own oft-criticized accounts — which now total $188 million. Harley said Corbett “thinks it’s a very interesting and good idea.” Sen. Ted Erickson (R., Delaware) said he is working on legislation to create a lowcost insurance program that would have a network of clinics serve as “home” medical facilities for adultBasic recipients. Another plan unveiled by Senate Democrats on Tuesday would split the bulk of the cost — $50 million — between the state and providers, and raise premiums to cover the rest. But such proposals, even if they win support from the legislature’s Republican majority, could take months to be approved. In the interim, for those who do not qualify for Medicaid, options are few and costly. Independence Blue Cross is opening its subsidized Special Care, a limited-benefits plan, to adultBasic members able to pay $148.70 a month. For information about adultBasic coverage and alternatives, call the state Insurance Department at 1-800-GO-BASIC (1-800-462-2742) or

By Anthony R. Wood

Noting that a plan to radically thin the deer herd at Gettysburg National Military Park has withstood a court challenge, the U.S. Justice Department is asking a federal appeals court to reject a request to stop a similar operation at Valley Forge National Historical Park. The Revolutionary War site is “overrun” with white-tailed deer, Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Bernstein said in a petition filed Tuesday in Philadelphia. And contrary to the contentions of animal-rights activists, the petition said, park officials settled on a strategy of culling the herd by mass shootings only after an exhaustive public process that produced a written record of “15,000 pages.” In an appeal filed last month, Friends of Animals and Compassion for Animals, Respect for the Environment

(CARE) hold that the Park Service did not seriously consider options other than killing the deer. Under the plan, U.S. Department of Agriculture sharpshooters were to kill about 500 deer annually over four years. Eventually, the herd would be reduced more than 85 percent, from an estimated 1,275 to fewer than 200. The shootings began in November, and when the final tallies are announced at the end of next month, when the first shooting cycle ends, the total is likely to be several hundred. Valley Forge failed “to fully consider an adequate range of project alternatives,” the groups say in their appeal. Specifically, they cite “enhancing the park’s coyote population” as “a reasonable and viable alternative.” Contact staff writer Anthony R. Wood at 610-761-423 or



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adelphia. The quilts A traveling exhibition, “Dis- and their exhicover the Real George Wash- bition are the ington: New Views from brainchild of Mount Vernon,” will be on dis- Michelle Flamplay this summer at the Na- er, a lawyer tional Constitution Center, with the city which has also announced its and a serious first kids-get-in-free admis- quilter. sion promotion to coincide The quilts with the show’s run, from “are pretty An image of how Washington likely looked at July 1 through Sept. 5. amazing and 19 will be in the Mount Vernon show. At the same time, the Con- terrific works stitution Center, with the Inde- of art,” David pendence Visitor Center and Eisner, head of the Constituthe African American Muse- tion Center, said at a news um of Philadelphia, will conference this week. “This mount a joint exhibition, “The collection of art quilts … celePresident’s House: Their Un- brates the humanity, dignity told Stories in Quilts” — more and courage of the nine enthan 40 quilts inspired by sto- slaved people.” The show, he ries of the nine enslaved Afri- said, is “intended to stimulate cans held by Washington at dialogue” about slavery and the President’s House in Phil- freedom. They’re real, but not of wood. The traveling exhibit of Wash- Washington’s dentures will be ington materials, organized by in the Mount Vernon show at the Mount Vernon Ladies Asso- the Constitution Center. ciation and funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Founda- regression techniques to cretion, contains a number of un- ate three depictions of Wash9-5 WINDOW usual artifacts associated with ington, as a teenaged surveyCoupon Special the first president, who spent or, commander-in-chief atop a (Installed) PAY BUY most of his two terms in office white horse, and as the first 9.................$2,295 in a house near Sixth and Mar- president taking the oath of 8.................$2,040 ket Streets. office,” according to exhibit 7.................$1,785 A memorial to the enslaved materials. “These lifelike wax 6.................$1,530 Africans opened at the house figures, with real human hair 5.................$1,275 Must present this ad to receive the offer price. site in December after nearly that was implanted one a decade of debate and con- strand at a time, are embedCAPPING INCLUDED troversy. (The Constitution ded in realistic settings — Look what else is INCLUDED! Center presentation of the one even with animation — • WELDED FRAME-SASH Mount Vernon show will in- that re-create scenes in the • INSTALLATION clude one artifact from the woodsy Ohio Valley territory, • EXTERIOR CAPPING original President’s House — wintry Valley Forge, and on • HALF-SCREEN a doorknob.) the balcony of Federal Hall.” • LIFETIME WARRANTY The Mount Vernon show How can a simple quilt hold contains a mixture of real arti- up against that kind of razzleToday! Call... facts and the kind of CSI-style dazzle? Old Ugly Man wizardry that seems to accomFlamer, who organized the Windows pany all exhibitions these quilt presentation, said the 215-604-1717 days. For instance, the only many artists who worked on OR 856-866-2190 surviving full set of Washing- the project come both from (BUT REMEMBER HE WASN’T ALWAYS AN ton’s dentures will be on dis- Philadelphia and around the OLD UGLY MAN. ONCE HE WAS JUST UGLY) play. They are not made of country, and sought to evoke wood, but rather of human the humanity of their suband cow teeth as well as ele- jects. phant and walrus ivory. “The artists represented in (Where the human teeth this exhibit are a geographicame from is not known, al- cally diverse, multiracial, and though the practice of taking multicultural group of both inthem from the mouths of the ternationally acclaimed and enslaved was not uncommon novice art-quilters,” Flamer at the time.) said in a statement. “With One of Washington’s survey- only fabric and thread, we celing compasses, used when he ebrate the humanity, dignity, was a young man exploring and courage of slaves in the and measuring the wilds, will President’s House.” also be on display, along with Flamer’s own work has portraits by Gilbert Stuart been featured in Journey of and Rembrandt Peale, and Hope: Quilts Inspired by Presiabout 100 other artifacts. dent Barack Obama, by CaroOn the CSI high-tech side, lyn Mazloomi. three lifesize images of Washington at different stages of Admission to “Discover the Real life will be shown. The mod- George Washington” is $17.50 els, according to exhibit plan- for adults and $15.50 for seniors ners, resulted from a two- (65 and up) and students. year “forensic study” by com- Children 12 and under and puter scientists, art histori- active military are free. (Up to ans, 18th-century garment ex- four children will be admitted perts and a “forensic scien- free with one paying adult during tist,” who used technology the summer promotion.) For and research from primary more information see the sources to measure and ana- Constitution Center’s website, lyze portraits, sculpture, and Washington’s dentures and clothing. Contact culture writer Stephan “The project employed pro- Salisbury at 215-854-5594 or prietary age-progression and INQUIRER CULTURE WRITER

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Ex-aide jailed in La Salle theft The former head of the school’s food program stole $5.6 million over several years. By Nathan Gorenstein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

The $2.5 million beach house in Avalon is gone. So is the $500,000 home in Blue Bell. Stephen C. Greb’s only home now is a prison cell. Greb, 59, was sentenced Tuesday to 55 to 111 months in prison for stealing about $5.6 million from his former employer, La Salle University. He was immediately escorted to jail. The money disappeared bit by bit, largely between 1996 and 2010, said Assistant District Attorney Mark Winter. Greb did it by submitting about 2,800 invoices for a fake company he created and named Sunshine Foods. Greb spoke briefly, apologizing to his family and friends who filled one row in the courtroom. “I just want them to know how very sorry I am,” he said. Greb gave no reason for the thefts, but Winter said he believed Greb merely wanted to enjoy a high-end lifestyle at the Jersey Shore. Much of the money apparently went to rebuild his beach house, which has been turned over to La Salle and is for rent at up to $10,000 a week. Greb has also given $300,000 in cash to the 7,300-student school. Greb oversaw the university’s food services when he was hired in 1984, and was later promoted to director of auxiliary services, at one point earning more than $120,000 a year. He was fired in June, but not before he tried to pin the thefts on a subordinate, an act described as “despicable” by La Salle’s vice president for administration, RoseLee Pauline. Pauline testified that Greb was stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars a year at the same time the university was laying off employees to cut costs, including some of the workers Greb supervised in food services. Pensions also were cut, and students were denied financial aid to save money, she said. Greb was caught by what amounted to a clerical error: He used the same invoice number on two fake bills from Sunshine Foods, alerting a sharp-eyed university employee. When a La Salle official first tried to contact the company, Greb assumed the identify of a fictitious Sunshine Foods employee, “Scott McLean,” and tried to assuage the caller, Winter said. Common Pleas Court Judge Lillian Ransom noted that investigators found on Greb’s computer a file titled “SFnest egg till 65.” In it was a plan to continue stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars each year until he retired, Winter said. Greb’s defense attorney, Kevin E. Raphael, contended that his client stole because DRILLING from B1 In an interview Tuesday, Quig- he lost his father when he icy, also put in place in October, ley said he believes the action was 13, creating in Greb a that required the state Depart- taken by the new administra- compulsion to ensure his own ment of Conservation and Natu- tion will leave his old depart- family’s financial security. ral Resources (DCNR) to per- ment with limited ability to conRansom dismissed that and form an environmental-impact trol — and no ability to stop — noted that the main use of the analysis before any drilling drilling in most of these areas. money was to rebuild and ex“It was a commonsense poli- pensively furnish his beach could occur in state forests and parklands where the state does cy,” Quigley said. “Our review house. not own the mineral rights un- looked at species that lived in Greb purchased the properthose areas, the surface waters, ty in 1999 for $407,000 and der the land. Rendell’s separate moratori- the recreational impacts, the took out a $325,000 mortgage um on new drilling leases ap- aesthetics, the public water sup- before rebuilding it over the plies — all of that was exam- last four years. plied not to those parcels, ined. And based on that review, former DCNR secretary John For property tax purposes, DCNR could decide where you Quigley said, but to the remainthe 5,500-square-foot lot was should drill and where you ing parklands where the state recently appraised for shouldn’t, or what protections does own mineral rights. $2,512,200. The beach is a you needed to put into place to short walk eastward past Quigley, the outgoing secre- drill.” tary under Rendell, contended Harley on Tuesday said the three neighboring houses. The home “sleeps 12 with 6 that the step taken over the DCNR policy was lifted beweekend will weaken the cause of the governor’s belief bedrooms. Come enjoy this state’s ability to ensure that that there were appropriate absolutely stunning 6 beddrilling is done responsibly on safeguards in place to ensure room, 5 full, 2 half bath public lands. He said that at that drilling was done respon- house,” according to the listing on least 61 state parks lie atop the sibly in those areas. gas-rich Marcellus Shale and that the DCNR does not own Contact staff writer Angela Contact staff writer Nathan mineral rights to about 85 per- Couloumbis at 717-787-5934 or Gorenstein at 215-854-2797 or cent of those state parklands.

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They’d recite a history. From jumping rope to walking down the aisle. From pacing the baby’s room to climbing the corporate ladder. Wherever she’s gone in life, her legs took her there. So she took care of them. Because they’ve got a lot more history to make.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Council DROP study puts the cost lower A previous report put the total at $258 million; the new one says it’s $100 million. By Miriam Hill and Jeff Shields


City Council released its own figures on the cost of the DROP pension plan — about $100 million over the last 11 years, according to a report — and used the information to indicate the program might be preserved if the city can seek ways to further reduce its cost. Council’s actions will pit it against the wishes of Mayor Nutter, who last August called for it to abolish the program after a study he commissioned said its cost was much higher — $258 million. The reasons for the more than $150 million gap between the two reports — Council’s was prepared by Bolton Partners, Nutter’s by Boston College — included accounting for benefits for surviving spouses and savings for the city when an employee enrolled in DROP worked longer. Nutter on Tuesday again said he thought killing the Deferred Retirement Option Program was the sole solution. “Citizens want it to go away,” he said. “We can’t afford, and it has to end.” At his request, Majority Leader Marian B. Tasco introduced a bill last fall to end DROP, but Council will not act on it any time soon. On Tuesday, Council President Anna C. Verna said Council must now study possible ways to lower DROP’s cost and will not complete that work until April. Any hearing would come after that, meaning Council might not make a formal decision on DROP until after the May primary. Council’s options for chang-


ing DROP include: 8 Requiring employees who wish to enter DROP to wait a certain number of years after they reach minimum retirement age. This change aims to reverse the main cost of DROP, which is that employees generally enter the program before they would otherwise have retired. 8 Lowering the 4.5 percent interest rate now paid on DROP accounts. 8 Requiring employees who enter DROP to continue to make contributions to the pension fund. 8 Providing that employees receive only a certain percentage of money credited to their DROP accounts. 8 Giving employees the option to receive a portion of their benefits in a lump sum at retirement and reduce their monthly pension checks by an amount that would pay for the lump sum. DROP has figured heavily in some Council races because three Council members seeking reelection, Tasco, Frank Rizzo and Frank DiCicco, are enrolled in the program. They are required to retire under DROP but are using a loophole that allows them to collect DROP payments and seek reelection. The Rendell administration introduced DROP in 1999 as an incentive that allows retirement-eligible employees to amass pension payments at 4.5 percent interest, in addition to their salary, over their final four years. In return, they get a lower pension payment when they retire. Thomas Lowman, the Bolton actuary who did Council’s report, said there were three problems with the Boston College estimate. Boston College did not account for a benefit that allows employees to give half their pension to a surviving spouse. Boston College also failed to account for savings that occur when employees

who enroll in DROP work longer. Those savings include not contributing pension payments for workers the city would have hired had those employees retired instead. Together, those differences lower the Boston College estimate from $258 million to $150 million, Lowman said. The third difference is that data were missing in the Boston College report for many employees hired during the 1980s. Anthony Webb, the author of the Boston College report, said his calculations should have included the survivorship benefit. But he did not agree on Bolton’s two other points. He said he thinks both he and Bolton’s Lowman handled the issue of replacement workers reasonably. City Finance Director Rob Dubow and DiCicco say they do not need an exact number. Whatever DROP costs, they see it as a burden on a pension fund that has only about 45 percent of what it needs to pay future benefits. “It doesn’t matter whether it’s $100 million or $258 million, it’s still a substantial cost for a fund that is under 50 percent funded,” Dubow said. DROP has become a huge issue in DiCicco’s reelection. He stands to collect $424,646 from DROP but has said he regrets the decision to enroll and will try to make up for the money by skipping his $117,991 Council salary if reelected. Rizzo would get $194,518 from DROP. He also faces stiff criticism over his participation and has said he would return the money if he could. Tasco, who would like to succeed Verna as president, is in line for a $478,057 DROP payment. She is one of the program’s biggest defenders. “We’re not going to act in haste and repent in leisure,” she said.

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School chief says blogger should go TEACHER from B1 members, and parents to respond. About 150 showed up. Laws said that most news media had failed to report that besides the widely “unprofessional comments,” Munroe also made a “direct attack on special-needs students.” Laws said Munroe had been scheduled for maternity leave at the end of February. During the leave, he said, the board will make a final decision on her employment. In the now-infamous post, Munroe wrote that she would like to tell some parents that their children were “ratlike,” “frightfully dim,” “dunderheads,” “whiny,” “tactless,” and “utterly loathsome in all imaginable ways,” among other things. It has since been taken down, along with all others from before her suspension. Paul Calderaio of Buckingham Township was the only parent to speak at Tuesday’s

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Paul Calderaio was the only parent to speak at the Central Bucks school board meeting in Doylestown. About 150 from the community turned out for the gathering.

meeting, and he also pointed to Munroe’s blog posts about special-needs students. “I was quite shocked that a teacher, who is supposed to be in charge of children … would mock a group of children that were the most vulnerable,” Calderaio said. He gave a general defense of freedom of speech, but added, “No one should be able to do that on the public dime.” Munroe defended herself in

interviews after her suspension, saying that administrators routinely take the side of students and parents in disputes, failing to defend teachers, who, she said, are not listened to or respected. Students, she said, only respond well if a teacher puts on a “dog and pony show” for them. And, she said, students were more interested in getting an A than they were in learning. School board member Stephen A. Corr debunked

Letters question Bevilacqua advice on N.Y. priest’s move

BEVILACQUA from B1 boy in 1969, when Ferraro was serving as a military chaplain in Key West, Fla. The Brooklyn Diocese “fought tooth and nail” for four years to prevent release of Ferraro’s personnel records — a total of 1,200 pages — according to the plaintiff’s attorney, Jessica Arbour. Bevilacqua was an adviser to Brooklyn’s bishop in the 1970s and was auxiliary bishop there in the early 1980s. He served as bishop of Pittsburgh from 1983 to 1988 and cardinal archbishop of Philadelphia from 1988 until his retirement in 2003. Blaine called on the district attorneys of Kings County, N.Y., and Allegheny County, Pa., to conduct grand jury investigations into those dioceses’ handling of sexually abusive clergy during Bevilacqua’s time. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Diocese of Brooklyn, and the law firm of Stradley Ronon, which represents the archdiocese, did not respond to The Inquirer’s requests for comment. Two Philadelphia grand jury reports, issued in 2005 and earlier this month, have been sharply critical of Bevilacqua’s handling of abusive clergy, accusing him and others in the local hierarchy of concealing priests’ criminal behavior from law enforcement while systematically reassigning them to other parishes.

ty, Jones’ girlfriend, who died at Cooper about 4:30 p.m. A Camden man whose driv- Jones was not seriously iner’s license had been suspend- jured. ed since 1990 was charged Jones was charged with with causing the death of his causing a death while drivpassenger and injuring sever- ing with a suspended license al others in a four-car crash and with endangering the Monday in Edgewater Park, welfare of a child, because authorities said Tuesday. the 3-year-old was not in a Floyd M. Jones, 48, was car seat, officials said. He driving a Chevrolet Tahoe was also charged with causwhen he caused the chain-re- ing serious bodily injury action crash about 1 p.m. on while driving with a suspendRoute 130 near Cooper Street, ed license. Additional chargthe Burlington County Prose- es could be filed pending toxcutor’s Office said. Jones’ pas- icology tests. senger, Joette Beatty, 57, of It was unclear Tuesday why Willingboro, was killed. Jones’ license was suspended Five children in the SUV in 1990. were injured, including a Jones is being held in the 3-year-old boy and a 13-year- Burlington County Jail on old girl who remains in criti- $100,000 bail. cal condition at Cooper University Hospital. Contact staff writer Darran Simon Twelve people were injured at 856-779-3829 or in the pileup, including Beat- INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

The 2011 grand jury indicted Msgr. William Lynn, Bevilacqua’s longtime secretary for clergy, on two felony counts of endangering the welfare of children for recommending the assignment of several priests who allegedly abused minors in the 1990s. The grand jury said it strongly considered similar charges against the 87-yearold cardinal, reportedly in poor health, but concluded it lacked enough evidence to link him to those assignments. According to Ferraro’s personnel file, he first recognized his attraction to minors in 1955, when he was a 21-year-old seminarian. His file also cites numerous references to his “immaturity” and unfitness for ordination. The first apparent reference to a sexual assault appears in a letter Ferraro wrote on July 1, 1973, to Bishop Francis Mugavero acknowledging some “unfortunate difficulty” he caused in his parish. He asked Mugavero to find a pretext for removing him from the parish so that he could leave “with honor.” Months later, Ferraro’s psychotherapist advised the archdiocese against any assignment for Ferraro “with young boys or teenagers” pending successful completion of therapy. In January 1977, however, an unsigned memo copied to

Bevilacqua recounted that Ferraro had been working for the previous 18 months at a parish in the adjacent Diocese of Rockville Centre when he “grabbed one of the young boys” after a home Mass and then queried two other boys about masturbation. The Rockville Centre Diocese promptly dismissed Ferraro, who returned to Brooklyn. In 1980, he was sent to Affirmation House, a treatment center for priests in Missouri. After his therapy, the Archdiocese of St. Louis permitted him to serve as a hospital chaplain during treatment while residing in a parish rectory. In 1983, Ferraro wrote to officials of the Brooklyn Diocese asking to be allowed to return. But the diocese’s director of priest personnel advised Mugavero that Bevilacqua was concerned that “an assignment in the diocese would be too much of a risk.” The director continued: “Bishop Bev[i]lacqua recommends that you write to him [Ferraro] as follows: ‘It would not be appropriate for you to be assigned in the Diocese of Brooklyn. I urge you to seek an assignment outside the diocese.’ “ On Sept. 3, Bevilacqua posted a memo in Ferraro’s personnel file. The Archdiocese of New York had offered Ferraro an assignment, he noted, and added, “We would not be adverse to having him take an assignment in the archdiocese.” A month later, Bevilacqua left Brooklyn to head the Diocese of Pittsburgh. In January 1984, Mugavero wrote to Ferraro and, using Bevilacqua’s words, advised him “to seek an assignment outside the diocese.” Six months later, the Diocese of Metuchen accepted him for parish ministry. In 1986 or 1987, according to Arbour’s copy of diocesan files, he sexually assaulted the two boys.

the idea that Munroe was seeking to spark a high-level discussion of education policy. “While it is always fair to discuss educational reform … I suggest we pay less attention to the immature Internet rant of an inexperienced young woman who has spent less than eight semesters in a classroom,” Corr said. Contact staff writer Dan Hardy at 215-854-2612 or at

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JEAN BAKER, 88, of Riddle Village, died Sun Feb 13, 2011. Wife of Walter and mother of son, Richard; late son, Robert; daughter, Linda DiCanzio, and 7 grandchildren. Services 2:30 P.M., Sunday, Feb. 27, at Riddle Village, Media. Family will receive friends after Service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Church of the Saviour Missions Fund, 651 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne PA 19087, or World Impact Chester Ministry, 2001 S Vermont Ave., Los Angeles CA 90007.


JOSEPH, age 72 of Kingsley, Pa. on February 19, 2011. Beloved husband of Frances (nee Borden). Devoted father of Joseph Attewell, Raymond Attewell, Nancy Passarello, Kathy Ryan and Gerry Attewell. Loving grandfather of 12 grandchildren. Dear brother of Raymond Attewell. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Funeral Services Friday 11:00 A.M. at MU R R A Y PARADEE FUNERAL HOME, 601 W. Rte. 70 Cherry Hill where his Viewing will be held Thursday 7-9 P.M. and Friday 10:00-11:00 A.M. Interment Colestown Cem., Cherry Hill.



NELLA I. (nee Wilmot) on Feb. 22, 2011 of West Chester formerly of Roxborough and Nailsworth, England. Nella was 86 years old, a member of Whitemarsh Lioness Club and Family Life Bureau (wedding annivesary masses) for the Archdiocese of Phila. Beloved wife of 65 years to Anthony J. Bruno. Devoted mother of Tony, Stephen and Michael, Bruno and Joanne Campbell. Cherished grandmother of 9 grandchildren. Sister of Peggy Cook. Survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing Friday 6 - 8 P.M. and Saturday 8:30 - 9:30 A.M., THE CLARE McILVAINE MUNDY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 7384 Ridge Ave. (cor. of Wigard Ave.) and to her Funeral Mass 10 A.M. St. Lucy Church, Mnyk. Interment Westminster Cem.


LEONILDA L. (nee Lanza), age 102, on February 21, 2010. Beloved wife of the late John Budano. Loving mother of Sabina B. Gatti (the late John), Robert M. Budano and the late John J. Budano. Dear grandmother of Maria Haff, Christy Scale, John and Lou Gatti. Great grandmother of Tyler, Olivia, Felicia and Daniella. Relatives and friends are invited to Leonilda’s Life Celebration Friday, after 9:30 A.M., and to participate in her Funeral Mass, 10:30 A.M., at Our Lady of Consolation Church, 7051 Tulip St. Interment St. Dominic’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Artman Home, 250 N. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler PA 19002 or KatiesKrusaders, PO Box 252, Doylestown PA 18901, are appreciated . Family Service by C R A F T / GIVNISH OF ABINGTON, 1877-GIVNISH.

CATHERINE LOUISE (nee Froelich), age 81 of Upper Darby, PA passed away peacefully on Feb. 19, 2011. Beloved wife of Jesse Barrett of Upper Darby, PA. Dear mother of Linda Jean Gatza (Brian) of Casper, WY and Daniel Clinton Barrett of Upper Darby, PA. Cherished grandmother of Rebecca Gatza Chester and Peter Gatza. Relatives and friends are invited to Catherine’s Life Celebration on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. at Aldan Union Church, Providence Rd. and Clinton Ave., Aldan, PA 19018. Memorial Service to follow at 11 A.M. In lieu of flowers a donation in Catherine’s name may be made to the Aldan Union Church Missionary Fund, 7 E. Providence Rd., Aldan, PA 19018. Life Celebration Service by SPENCER T. VIDEON of JEAN, 2-22-11, Hancock F.H, Ltd. DREXEL HILL, PA.


JOHN, February 21, 2011, of Philadelphia PA. Son of Ethel (nee Polsky) and Seymour Berger. Brother of David (Lisa) Berger. John was a graduate of Temple University in 1969, and worked as a teacher in the Philadelphia School System. He was a duel citizen of the U.S. and Israel, and served in the IDF. Relatives and friends are invited to Graveside Services Thursday, beginning 1:30 P.M., at Locustwood Memorial Park (Sec. 10). The family will return to the home of David and Lisa Berger. Contributions may be made to Temple Emanuel, Rabbi’s Good Works Fund, 1101 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill NJ MEMORIAL 08003. PLATT CHAPELS, Inc., Cherry Hill NJ


ELIZABETH (nee McGahan) on Feb. 21, 2011 at the age of 89. Devoted mother of John W. (Denise) Infantado and the late Lillian (Nicholas) DeNicola. Loving grandmother of Elizabeth Carpenter, William Muncie, Mark Infantado, David Infantado, Nicole Ciasullo and the late John W. Infantado Jr.; also survived by 13 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Sister of Alice Monillas and Ruth Kuzer. Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing Friday 9 A.M., First Presbyterian Church, 418 E. Girard Ave. (at Columbia Ave.), Phila., PA 19125 followed by her Service 10:30 A.M. Interment North Cedar Hill Cemetery. BURNS FUNERAL HOME 215-634-6858


S H I R L E Y (nee Eiseman), February 21, 2011. Wife of the late Joseph Bressler. Mother of Barry Bressler (Betty Gross Eisenberg), Larry (Ellen) Bressler and Gary (Rimma) Bressler. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters. Relatives and friends are invited to Services Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at 12 Noon, at JOSEPH LEVINE AND SONS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 4737 Street Road, Trevose. Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park. The family will return to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bressler and respectfully request that contributions in her memory be made to Golden Slipper Club Camp, 215 North Presidential Blvd, 1st Floor, Bala Cynwyd PA 19004.




LORA A. (nee Craven), age 47, suddenly on February 20, 2011. Devoted mother of Robin M., Ryan J., Sarah A., Megan P., Jacob M. and Jordan I. Loving grandmother of Kaitlyn A. and Joseph A. Beloved daughter of Anna Cubler (nee Lee). Sister of Albert P. Craven. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Gathering Friday, 10 to 11 A.M. at Third Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3024 Byberry Rd., Phila., PA 19154 followed by her Funeral Service, 11 A.M. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.


MARK A., 40, suddenly on Feb. 14, 2011. He was the beloved son of Mae and the late James. Father of Anthony. Brother of James, Robert and Janis. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Visitation at 10 A.M., followed by a Funeral Mass, 11 A.M., Thursday, Feb. 24th, at St. Anselm Church, 12669 Dunksferry Rd, Phila. PA 19154. Int. Resurrection Cem.


EVA H., a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, died on February 14, 2011. She is survived by her brother John Cohen and his wife Florence, nephew Ira and nieces Julie and Amy. She is also survived by many loving friends. A Memorial Service will be held at The Philadelphian Condominium at 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue on March 19, 2011 at 2 P.M.


NICHOLAS, on February 20, 2011, age 93, of Williamstown NJ, formerly of Yeadon PA. Loving Husband of Genevieve (nee Accinni) D’Angelo. Father of Janet Meyer, Louis (Susan) D’Angelo and Donna (Vincent) Ciffa. Also survived by 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by one brother and 3 sisters. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass Saturday, 11 A.M., St. Louis Church, West Cobbs Creek Pkwy., Yeadon PA 19050, where friends may call from 10 A.M., Saturday, at the Church. Int. Holy Cross Cemetery.


HYACINTH J. "MUDGIE" age 72, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 20th at his home in Harrisburg, formerly of Wayne, PA. Beloved son of the late Mary (nee DiPrinzio) and Sandoro D’Ignazio. Devoted father of Mary Agnes, Sandoro James, Michael and Stacey. Brother of Ralph of CA. and Sandy of Wayne. Also survived by 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service on Friday, Feb 25th at 12:00 noon from the ALLEVA FUNERAL HOME, INC. 1724 E. Lancaster Ave. Paoli. Interment St. Monica Cemetery in Berwyn. Viewing Friday morning 11 to 12 at the Funeral Home.


VIRGINIA N., 88, of Newton, formerly of Philadelphia. Mother of Janice Schlueter and Gary Dikon. Grandmother of Michael and Colleen Dikon; 2 great grandchildren. Services Saturday, Februay, 26th, 1 P.M., FUNERAL from DIMON HOMES Inc., Williamstown PA.


MARIANO A. "MATTY" of Havertown, PA, on February 21, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Marie V. "Vicky" (nee Troiano) DiValerio. Loving father of Joann M. and Fred DiValerio. Brother of Emma Frustaci, Herbie, and Cal DiValerio; also survived by his 4 grandchildren Rory, Eric, Austin, and Jordan. Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation Thurs. from 9:30 to 10:55 A.M. in St. Denis Church, 2401 St. Denis Lane, Havertown and to his Mass of Christian Burial following at 11 A.M. Int. SS. Peter and Paul Cem. In lieu of flowers an offering in Mr. DiValerio’s name to either the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1779, Newport Beach, CA 92659 or to the COPD Foundation, 2937 SW 27th St., Suite 302, Miami, FL 33133 would be appreciated.


STELLA (nee Sokoloski), Feb. 22, 2011, age 82 years. Beloved wife of the late John. Devoted mother of Ed (Mariana) and Chet (Diane). Sister of Helen Swanek, Frank and the late Irene. Loving grandmother of Elizabeth Coll (Andrew), Matthew (Becky), James, Nicole and Jennifer. Great grandmother of Madison and Sean. Relatives and friends are invited to Viewing, Friday 8:30 to 9:30 A.M., St. Jerome Church, Colfax and Stamford Sts. Funeral Mass 9:30 A.M. Int. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Arrangements by H O L L E N FUNERAL HOME (Thomas J. Fleuhr F.D.) 215-698-2500



GERALD R., 63, of Morristown, NJ died February 21, 2011. Surviving are a brother Donald Cohen and a sister Salli Mickelberg and 5 nieces and nephews. Graveside Services on February 23, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. in the B’Nai Abraham Memorial Park, Union, NJ.


HARRY N. SR. on February 20, 2011. Loving father of Ernest (Annette), Gina (Nicholas) Rossi, and the late Harry Jr. Dear Pop of Ernest Jr., Victoria, Anthony, Matthew, and Silvana; also survived by brothers, sisters, nieces, and nepehws. Dearest companion of Joyce Vitagliano. Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing and Funeral on THURSDAY morning from 10 to 11 at SS. Peter and Paul Church. Funeral Mass to follow Viewing at 11 A.M. Ent. Calvary Cem., Cherry Hill, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his memory to SS. Peter and Paul Church, 362 Ganttown Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080.

JOHN J. FULLAWAY, 86, of Davenport FL, passed away Monday, February 21, 2011, in York. He was the husband of the late Helen E. (Black) Fullaway and the late Irma G. (Leister) Fullaway. Mr. Fullaway was born in Philadelphia on September 29, 1924, son of the late John J. and Alice (Sundemeier) Fullaway. John is survived by 4 children, Glenn Fullaway and his wife, Susan of CA, Keith Fullaway of York, Jacqueline Reger and her husband, Glenn of York, Dorothy Campbell and her husband, John of Levittown and Linda Pyffer and her husband, Harry of Bristol; 11 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and sister, Catherine McSorley of DE. He was preceded in death by 2 sons. Mr. Fullaway’s Funeral Service will be held Friday, at 11 A.M., from JOHN F. FLUEHR AND SONS INC., 3301-15 Cottman Ave., Phila. PA. Final resting place will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, Philadelphia. There will be a Viewing from 10 to 11 A.M. prior to the Service.


NANCY (nee Mazzilli), Feb. 21, 2011. Beloved wife of John. Devoted mother of David Garbarino and John (Victoria) Garbarino. Loving grandmother of Maria and John. Viewing Thursday evening 7 to STOLFO 9 P.M from THE FUNERAL HOME, 2536-38 S. Broad St. Relatives and friends are invited to Nancy’s Funeral Mass 10 A.M., Friday, at St. Margaret Mary Church, 500 Wanamaker Ave., Essington PA. Int. SS. Peter and Paul Cem.


JULIENNE B. (nee Heppard), age 100, of Cherry Hill, formerly of Moorestown, NJ on Feb. 22, 2011 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Home, Cherry Hill, NJ. Beloved wife of the late James W. Gibson. Devoted mother of Bernadette (Charles) Formoso. Loving grandmother of Charles Jr., Elizabeth and Kathryn Formoso. Viewing and Visitation with the family Thursday evening 7-9 P.M. and Friday morning 9 - 10 A.M. at McCHESNEY FUNERAL HOME, 30 W. Main St., Moorestown NJ. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Moorestown, NJ at 10:30 A.M. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to St Mary’s Catholic Home, 210 Saint Mary’s Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ 08033.


SAM C. "SAMMY", Feb. 21, 2011. Beloved husband of Jeanette "Jean" (nee Fragomele). Devoted father of Patricia (Vincent) Trasatti, Frankie, Thomas (Mimi) and Michael (Joan). Loving grandfather of 10 grandchildren. Dear brother of Mary Lombertino. Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing Friday Eve 7-9 P.M. and Funeral Saturday moring 8:30 - 9:30 A.M. V I N C E N T GANGEMI FUNERAL HOME, INC., Broad and Wolf Sts. Funeral Mass 10 A.M. at St. Richard’s Church, 18th and Pollock Sts. Interment SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.


MILTON, Feb. 20, 2011, of W. Palm Beach FL and Maple Shade NJ. Husband of Betty (nee Ostroff). Father of Richard Paul (Sabina) Herman, Esq. and James (Brenda Lee) Herman, Esq. Brother of Ralph Herman and Harry (Janet) Herman. Grandfather of Jamila (Matthew) Gonzalez, Brian Kirk Herman, Jennifer (Stephen) Porter and Brenton (Amy) Brown. Great-grand-father of Hannah, Samuel, Sarah, Ariel, Julien and Theo. Relatives and friends are invited Thursday, beginning 10:30 A.M., to PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc. 2001 Berlin Rd., Cherry Hill N J, where Funeral Services will begin promptly at 11 A.M. Int. Crescent Mem. Park. The family will return to the home of Jimmy and Brenda Herman.


WILLIAM R. SR., a member of Local 5 International Union of Elevator Constructors, of Brookhaven, PA, on February 20, 2011. Loving husband of 60 years to Mae B. (Giberson) Johnston. Father of William R. Johnston Jr. (Kathy) and Deborah J. Sloan (Harry). Grandfather of 2 and one great granddaughter. Funeral Service 10 A.M., Saturday at Mt. Hope U.M. Church, 4020 Concord Rd., Aston, PA. Friends may call 7 to 9 P.M. Friday and 8:30 A.M. Saturday at THE MINSHALL SHROPSHIRE-BLEYLER FUNERAL HOME, Middletown (Rte #352) and Knowlton Rd., Middletown Twp., Media, PA. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery. Condolences to:


EDWARD MADDEN GROVES, 81, of Vero Beach FL, died Monday, February 21, 2011, at VNA Hospice House. He was born in Philadelphia PA and had been a resident of Vero Beach since 1989, coming from Ocean City NJ. Mr. Groves was a graduate of Bryant College, Providence RI. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served on board the USS New Jersey during the Korean War. Before retiring he was a manufacturers’ representative with Quality Components Company of New Jersey, which he founded in 1966. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joy A. Groves; daughter, Eileen G. Cowen of Melrose Park PA; son, Glenn Groves of Phila. and 4 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Edward Groves, Jr. A Memorial Service will be held 2:30 P.M., Thursday, February 24th, at the Indian River Estates West Chapel, Vero Beach FL. Memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice of Indian River County, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach FL 32960. Arrangements are under the S. direction of THOMAS LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, Vero Beach


REGINA ANN (nee McCall), on Feb. 21, 2011, age 62 years, of North Hills. Wife of Richard J.. Mother of Amy Adams, Sean P. and Dennis (Heather). Mom Mom of Brianna, Joshua, Matthew, Dennis Jr. and a grandchild expected soon. Sister of Frank McCall, Antoinette Ashworth and Bernadette Polinski. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Saturday, 10:30 A.M., Queen of Peace Church, 820 North Hills Ave. (at Fitzwatertown Rd.), Ardsley, PA 19038. Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing Friday evening, 7 to 9 P.M., at THE WILLIAM R. MAY FUNERAL HOME, 354 N. Easton Road (at Keswick Ave.), Glenside PA 19038. Int. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.



KATHLEEN M. (nee Conrey), of Washington Crossing PA. Beloved wife of Ronald L. Mayhew. Dearest mother of Kelly Mayhew-Grofe, Laura Whartenby (Timothy) and Karen Burton (Jason). Sister of late John Conrey (Terry), Sue (Dr. Walter Dombkoski), Peggy Petri, Carol Riday (Carl). Sisterin-law of the late Giovanni Petri. Also survived by her 6 grandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces and many great-nephews and greatnieces. Relatives and friends are invited to call Friday evening, from 6 to 8 P.M., at THE JOSEPH A. FLUEHR III FUNERAL HOME, 800 NewtownRichboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.), Richboro PA, and on Saturday, from 10 A.M. until her Funeral Mass 11 A.M., at St. George’s Church, 1370 River Rd., Titusville NJ 08560. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Kay’s honor may be made to the Crossings Animal Sanctuary at 1098 Washington Crossing Rd., Ste. 1, Washington Crossing PA 18977 and to St. Joseph’s Indian School, Chamberlain SD 57326.


DOLORES C., February 21, 2011 age 68 of Cottage Green. Beloved wife of Alexander J., devoted mother of Francis (Denise), Cathy Barron (Joe), Andrew (Michelle) and Ryan. Loving grandmother of Joseph, Ryan, Lindsay, Ryan, Colleen, Andrew and Joseph. Dear sister of Arthur, Andrew and the late Gloria. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing Saturday, 9:45 to 10:45 A.M., St. Jerome Church, Holme Ave. and Stamford St. Phila. Funeral Mass 11:00 A.M. Interment private. Please omit flowers. Donations to the Humane Society of U.S., Dept. HACDQ, 2100 L. St. NW, Washington, DC 20037 would be appreciated by her family. Campbell and Thomas Funeral Home


ROBERT, February. 17, 2011. Viewing 9 A.M. Service 11 A.M. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 at Mother Bethel Church, 419 S. 6th St. Int. Mt. Peace Cem. CHOICE Arranged by: G. FUNERAL CHAPEL, INC.



STANLEY L., Feb. 21, 2011, age 49. Beloved son of Dorothy (nee Furness) and the late Leonard. Devoted brother of Peter. Also survived by two children, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to Viewing Thursday evening 7-9 P.M. and Friday morning 8:30VISCONTO 9:30 A.M. FUNERAL HOME, 2031 Vista Street (Vista & Large Sts.) (ample pkg in rear of bldg.) followed by Funeral Mass 10 A.M. Resurrection of Our Lord Church. Interment private.


LAWRENCE A. on February 22, 2011, age 82. Beloved husband of Adeline (nee Pellegrino). Loving father of Joseph, Lawrence Jr. (June), Jean Goldstein (Stuart), Kathy Lentini (Dan), Timothy (Cheryl) and Deborah Borie (Joseph); also survived by 8 loving grandchildren and his brother Peter. Relatives and friends are invited to call Sat., 9 to 10 A.M., Maternity B.V.M. Church, 9220 Old Bustleton Ave. Funeral Mass 10 A.M. Int. Our Lady of Grace Cem. In lieu of flowers family prefers donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Phila., PA 19106. GALZERANO FUNERAL HOME


LOUISE BUELL, age 87, of Rydal died on February 19, 2011. She was the beloved daughter of the late Frederick C. McClure and the late Lillian B. McClure. Her memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, February 25, 2011, Abington Presbyterian Church, Old York and Susquehanna Roads, Abington. A reception will follow the service. Entombment in Whitemarsh Memorial Park will be private. Memorial contributions may be sent to Abington Presbyterian Church, 1082 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001 or to Arcadia University, University Advancement, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038. BARON ROWLAND FUNERAL HOME Abington, Pennsylvania


ALICE M., on Feb. 21st, 2011. Age 81. Beloved wife of the late James Lynn McQuoid. Loving mother of James, Arthur, Alice, Maryanne and the late Richard and William. Also survived by many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing and Funeral Saturday, Feb. 26th, from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M., in St. Timothy R.C. Church, 3001 Levick St. Funeral Mass 10:30 A.M. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Arr: JAMES A. McCAFFERTY F.H. 215-624-4200


H ARRY C., on February 21, 2011, age 78, of Philadelphia. Loving husband of Mary T. (Nee Davey). Loving father of Michele M. Guarino (Vincent) and Theresa M. Meister (Kenneth Crafford). Dear grandfather of Joseph Niklauski and Henry Crafford. Also survived by his sister Dolores Stevenson. Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing Friday 9:15 to 10:15 A.M., St. William Church. 6200 Rising Sun Ave, Phila. Funeral Mass 10:30 A.M. Int. Private. To send condolences or for directions


DOROTHY R. (nee Kronmiller) of Rox., Feb. 18, 2011, age 83. Mother of Sandy Heleniak (Bob) and Kurt Massa (Betsy). Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends invited to call Friday Eve. 7 P.M. followed by Memorial Service 8 P.M. at THE KOLLER FUNERAL HOME, 6835 Ridge Ave. (cor. of Livezey) In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Del. Valley Chapter, 399 Market St., Ste. 102, Phila., PA 19106.


R I C H A R D A. "RI C K ", 55, of Perkasie, Feb. 20, 2011 in Sellersville. Husband of Barbara (Gillespie) Moyer; father of Rebecca, Laura and Erica. Memorial Service 10:30 A.M. Feb. 25th. Call: 9:30 10:30 A.M. Friday, Feb. 25; 7 - 9 P.M. Thursday, Feb. 24th. J EFFREY A. NA U G L E FUNERAL and CREMATION S E R V I C E , 135 W. Pumping Station Rd., Quakertown, PA.

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PURA M., Feb. 19, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Manuel Jesus. Devoted mother of (Marie) Perez and Manuel Tomas (Beth) Butler. Loving of 7 grandmother grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Carmello, Eduardo, Delia, and the late Francisco Mercedes, Victor, Francisco and Confesor. Also survived by and many loving nieces nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing Thursday 8:30 A.M. until her 11 A.M. Service, Second Christian Missionary Church, 1150 N. 4th St. Int. Greenmount Cem. CASSIZZI F.H., 215-425-0978


MILDRED M., 90, formerly of and Florida, Philadelphia, Perkasie, died on February 19, 2011. Arr. S A D L E R - S U E S S FUNERAL HOME, Telford.


ANTHONY J. suddenly Feb. 20, 2011 of East Falls, age 79. Husband of Veronica (nee Nicosia). Father of Anthony T. Rizzo. Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family Saturday from 9:30 A.M. followed by Funeral Mass 10 A.M. at St. Bridget Church, 3667 Midvale Ave., Phila., PA 19129. Int. Westminster Cem. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to St. Bridget Church. KOLLER FUNERAL HOME


ROBERT A. "BOB", of a U.S. Springfield, Marine also with 50 of dedicated years service to the Army Corps of Engineers, died on February 20, 2011 at the age of 75. Son of the Mae (nee late Dorothy Stephen Renninger) and by his Survived Wagner. beloved wife Lisa (nee Parme), his sister Carol Olker, his brother Stephen Wagner and also many cousins and dear friends. Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation Friday 9:30-10:45 A.M. at the D’ANJOLELL MEMORIAL HOME OF BROOMALL, 2811 West Chester Pike Broomall, PA 19008. Funeral Service 11 A.M. in our Main Chapel. Inurnment SS Peter and Paul Cemetery. Donations would be appreciated to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis TN. 38105.


THEODORE J., on Feb 18, 2011. Devoted husband of Dolores (nee Pomykala); beloved father of Mark (Mary) and the late Dolores Ellen Quintanar and Debra Ann Wilicki. Dear Pop Pop of Alexis, Amanda, and Mark Jr. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends invited to gather Friday 9 A.M. in St. John Cantius Chapel (4400 block of Thompson St.). Funeral Mass will begin 10 A.M. Int. Holy Redeemer Cemetery. In lieu of to the flowers, donations Alzheimer’s Association, PO CLAIRE (nee Katz), Feb. 22, Box 96011, Washington DC 2011, of Phila. Wife of the late 20090-6011, are appreciated by Bernard. Mother of Mitchell his family. (Ruth) Rubin, Sheri (Steven) Shavitz and the late Hirsh Rubin. Grandmother of Chad (Erika), Brett (Shannon), Blake, Seth (Dina), Emily and Jared. Great grandmother of Jacob, Hannah, Ethan and Evan. DENNIS A. of Philadelphia on Relatives and friends are Feb. 21, 2011. Beloved husband invited to Funeral Services of Millicent (nee Hayes). A Friday 1:00 P.M. precisely at Memorial Service will be held GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S March 4, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. in RAPHAEL SACKS SUBURBAN the Pilgrim Baptist Church NORTH, 310 Second St. Pike, 1703 S. Central Ave. Rockford, Southampton. Interment IL. Shalom Memorial Park. The family will return to the Shavitz residence Langhorne. Contributions in her memory may be made to The Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation, 1601 Walnut St., Suite 1418, Phila., PA 19102



PATRICIA FRANCES (nee Nickels), on February 21, 2011, of Richboro PA. Beloved wife of Joseph J. Tangradi. Devoted mother of Joseph J. (Tricia) and Jon A. (Chris). Dearest sister of Barbara Tramo (Robert) and John Nickels (Kathleen). Loving grandmother of Katie, Patrick, Jack, Claudia and Devin. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Viewing on Thursday, from 5 to 8 P.M., at THE JOSEPH A. FLUEHR III FUNERAL HOME, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.), Richboro PA 18954 and Friday, from 10 A.M. until her Funeral Mass, 11 A.M., at the Church of St. Andrew, 81 Swamp Road, Newtown PA. Int. Union Cem., Richboro. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Autism Cares Foundation, P.O. Box 180, Richboro PA 18954 or Center for Autism, 3905 Ford Rd., Suite 6, Phila. PA 19131.


MAE V. (nee Spencer) Feb. 20, 2011. Wife of the late James F. Thompson. Dear mother of William J. Busch, III (Janet), Robert M. (Denise) and James F. Thompson, Jr.; many grand and great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing Friday, Feb. 25th 9:00 A.M. - 12 Noon. PAUL KARCSH FUNERAL HOME, 162-164 Cotton St., Myk. Funeral Service 12 Noon. Interment Westminster Cem. KARCSH F. H.



on Feb. 19, 2011. Survived by all his loving family. Relatives and friends are invited to his Memorial Service Sat., Feb. 26, 3:30 P.M. Calvary Chapel of Phila., 13500 Philmont Ave., Phila., PA 19116.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011




GLENN ROBERT, age 48, went home to be with the Lord on February 20, 2011. Loving son of Donald and Lois Winkler (nee Killian). Father of Kathryn, Rebecca and Robert. Brother of Donna (Stephen) Sender, Gary (Georgiana) Winkler and Debbie (Karl) Heath. He will be sadly missed by his nephews, nieces, cousins and dear friends. Mr. Winkler was the General Manager of 1515 Market Street. Relatives and friends are invited to his Services Thursday, 11 A.M., at Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia, 13500 Philmont Avenue. Interment Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may greet his family Thursday 10 to 11 A.M. at Calvary Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Fox Chase Cancer Center, Glenn Winkler Memorial Fund, 333 Cottman Avenue Phila. PA 19111, would be appreciated.



Edward J. Laska, 89, court reporter By Sally A. Downey


Edward J. Laska, 89, a court reporter and father of 11, died of complications from leukemia Friday, Feb. 18, at Riddle Village, a retirement community in Media. Mr. Laska was born in Philadelphia. His parents were unable to care for him, and he was Edward J. placed in fosLaska ter care when he was 5. At age 16, he was working as a shoemaker, but he was able to graduate from Northeast Catholic High School, daughter Jeanne Walters said. He

then went through stenographer’s school. During World War II, he was a yeoman in the Navy and served aboard a landing craft in the Pacific. In 1943, before shipping overseas, he married Mary Hines. The couple met at a roller skating rink on Frankford Avenue. After his discharge, Mr. Laska became a court reporter in Philadelphia. In the 1960s, he and his family moved from Mount Airy to Wallingford, and he became a court reporter at the Delaware County courthouse. To support his expanding family, he moonlighted as a stenographer at zoning hearings and other municipal meetings in the county. Working an average of 70 hours a week, he financed his

children’s private high school and college educations. Because of his own difficult childhood, he made time to be a hands-on father, his daughter said. Each year, he would pile everyone into a station wagon for family vacations in Avalon, N.J., where he would rent several side-byside motel rooms. His daughter recalled a road trip to New England: “When we stopped at toll booths, you could see the other drivers trying to count how many of us there were.” Mr. Laska retired in 1991 to help his wife, who was losing her sight. After his wife died in 1995, Mr. Laska met Barbara Harris at a support group for widows and widowers, and they married in 1997. In addition to his wife and

Joel H. Sterns, 76, lawyer

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Mary E. Jones; did social work

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By Sally A. Downey



Joel H. Sterns, 76, of Washington Crossing, a pioneering casino lawyer who helped shepherd New Jersey’s first gambling hall through the licensing process in the 1970s, died Monday, Feb. 21, in a Florida hospital of complications from heart disease. He also had a home on Martha’s Vineyard. Sterns was the founding member of the Trenton-based Sterns & Weinroth, according to the firm’s managing director, William Bigham. Sterns helped Resorts International become the first licensed casino to open outside Nevada. He also served as chief counsel to former New Jersey Gov. Richard Hughes and served in the administrations of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Bigham says Sterns was so successful because he had a knack for bringing people together and reaching consensus, in addition to his legal talents. “Everybody loved Joel; he had a real warmth,” Bigham said. “You hear a lot about what a great lawyer he was, but there was a lot more to him than that. He had this special skill of bringing people together.” Sterns “was a key player in the early days of casino gaming in Atlantic City,” said Dan Heneghan, a spokesman for the New Jersey Casino Control Commission who covered Sterns as a reporter during the era. “He was a key player in 1976 and ‘77 when the Casino Control Act was being drafted, and he represented Resorts for years and years after that,” Heneghan said. Sterns held several positions with the state and federal governments. He served as assistant to the director of the federal Alliance for Progress and as executive assistant to the chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

lodge’s Man of the Year award in 1957. He was a former board member of the Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, and was a former member of Congregation M’kor Shalom in Cherry Hill. He was past president of the Haddontown Civic Association and was an avid golfer. Mr. Skulnick and his wife moved to Michigan in 2007 to be close to their daughter. His wife died in 2008. In addition to his daughter and son, he is survived by six grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Platt Memorial Chapels, 2001 Berlin Rd., Cherry Hill. Friends may call from 10:30. Burial will be in Crescent Memorial Park, Pennsauken.

Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Randolph Jones, 92, of Mount Airy, a retired social-service coordinator, died of heart failure Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Chestnut Hill Hospital. A native of the East Bronx in New York C i t y, Mrs. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a master’s degree in social work Mary E. from Atlanta Jones University. While in Atlanta, she met Sercy L. Jones, a divinity student. They married in 1943. For the next 24 years, she was a supportive pastor’s wife as he ministered in churches in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. In the early 1950s, when her husband was pastor of Siloam United Methodist Church in Chester, the couple befriended Martin Luther King Jr., then a seminary student at Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester. King spoke at Siloam and dined at the Joneses’ home. Their relationship with him deepened the Joneses’ commitment to civil rights, their family said. In 1961, Mrs. Jones and her husband moved to Philadelphia after he was appointed pastor of Haven United Methodist Church in North Philadelphia. He died in 1967, when the youngest of their five children was 7. Mrs. Jones always put her children’s needs before her own, said her daughter, Iris Elijah. Mrs. Jones was a social worker for relocation services for the City of Philadelphia. She was later a caseworker for the Department of Health and Human Services and for North Philadelphia Comprehensive Health Services. From 1979 until retiring in 1990, she was social-service coordinator for the Head Start program at the Philadelphia Parent Child Center in North Philadelphia. Mrs. Jones, who was adopted as a baby, was a strong advocate for adoption and foster care. She instilled a passion for service in her children, all of whom went into social work or the helping professions, her daughter said. She was active with the United Methodist Ministers Wives Association and the United Methodist Women’s Society, and was former recording secretary for the Mount Airy Cresheim Neighbors Association. She played piano for pleasure and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Jones is survived by sons Carroll, Francis, and Marcus; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A son, Randolph, died in 2004. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Advocate-St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, 5213 Germantown Ave. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Burial will be in Ivy Hill Cemetery.

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New York detective Edward Zigo (right), as he took David Berkowitz into police headquarters on Aug. 11, 1977.

E. Zigo, 84; caught ‘Son of Sam’ killer By Colleen Long

Clues were meager and a city was on edge, so Mr. Zigo NEW YORK — Edward decided to question a young Zigo, 84, the New York detec- man named David Berkowitz, tive who cracked the notori- whose car, with an out-of-city ous Son of Sam case in the registration, had been ticket1970s by acting on a hunch ed for parking illegally in about a parking ticket and ar- Brooklyn the night of the last rested killer David Berkowitz, shooting. “According to Ed, he died Saturday of cancer at his walked in and said, ‘Hi, Davhome in Lynbrook, N.Y. His wife, Eileen Brunelli- id. I’m Detective Zigo,’ ” his Zigo, said Tuesday: “I have to family recounted. “And tell you. He was a man in ev- Berkowitz said, ‘Hi, Ed. I’m ery sense of the word. Strong. the Son of Sam.’ ” In an interview with the AsBrave. Kind.” sociated Press in the 1980s, Mr. Zigo retired from the Mr. Zigo said that when he NYPD in 1982, and his career finally confronted Berkowitz, became the stuff of legend. he wasn’t at all what he exHis family recalls tales of his pected. “He was this little detective work with awe and schlub of a kid, as nice and pride. He parlayed his knowlsoft-spoken as could be,” he edge into a second career recalled. working on TV and film Berkowitz was convicted in projects about the story and 1978, when he was 24. He said other crime tales. He even he was ordered to kill by a had bit parts in some movies. demon that had possessed his It all started back in the neighbor’s dog. He remains in sweltering summer of 1977. prison. Over 13 months in 1976 and That was Mr. Zigo’s most 1977, the self-proclaimed Son well-known case, but his famiof Sam had taken responsibili- ly has a trove of others. Like ty for a string of handgun as- the time he dressed up as an saults that left seven young old woman to help find a robpeople dead and seven others ber preying on the elderly. Or critically wounded. Mr. Zigo the time he solved a triple hohad a hunch that a small-pota- micide by questioning an untoes lead would point him to likely witness: a 5-year-old the killer. girl. ASSOCIATED PRESS

L. Skulnick, Camden jeweler HORACE S. "WOODIE" of Blue Bell died February 20, 2011. He was the son of the Horace Latimer and Helen Steen Woodland and is survived by his wife, Mary B. Woodland and six children, Christine, Horace Steen Woodland, Mark Brendlinger Woodland, Marcie Bock, Lisa Cuskey and Linda Piazza. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren. Services will be held on Saturday, February 26th at 10:30 A.M. followed by a reception at the First Presbyterian Church of Ambler, 4 South Ridge Avenue, Ambler PA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be given in his memory to St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children with funds directed to the Lung Center in memory of Dr. HS Woodland Cystic Fibrosis Program by calling 215568-1126 or mailed directly to 1800 JFK Blvd. Suite 401, Philadelphia, PA 19103 care of St Christopher’s Foundation for Children Cystic Fibrosis Program or on the web at draiser/markb-woodland/stchristophers-foundation-forchildren-cystic-fib

daughter, Mr. Laska is survived by sons Francis, Gerald, Peter, and Michael; daughters Mary Cannella, Karen Alston, Alene Hartman, Anne Schier, and Susan; stepsons Brian and Robert Harris; a brother; 23 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A son, Edward, died in 2000. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Carr Funeral Home, 935 S. Providence Rd., Wallingford. A Funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at St. John Chrysostom Church, 617 Providence Rd., Wallingford. Friends may call from 9 a.m.

By Sally A. Downey

ed on the beaches of Normandy and of the Leipzig Louis Skulnick, 96, former- camp would bring tears to his ly of Cherry Hill, a jeweler in eyes, said his daughter, Susan Camden County for 55 years, Ruttenberg. died Sunday, Feb. 20, at the After his discharge, Mr. Park at Trowbridge, a retire- Skulnick persuaded his brothment residence in Southfield, er Al to buy a jewelry store in Mich. Camden. Mr. Skulnick took a Mr. Skulnick correspondence course in dropped out of gemology, became certified in Camden High diamond grading, and took School to help over the store’s operations. In support his 1984, Al Skulnick sold the family. He es- store to Mr. Skulnick, another tablished a suc- brother, Bernie, and Mr. cessful newspa- Skulnick’s son, Marc. per-delivery Marc Skulnick moved route. In 1941, Skulnick’s Jewelers to PennLouis he married sauken in the late 1990s. Mr. Skulnick Rita Polsky, Skulnick continued to be inwhom he met volved in the business there at a dance in Philadelphia. until retiring in 2000. During World War II, he Mr. Skulnick was active served in the Army as a medi- with the Jewish War Veterans cal technician. He participat- and arranged for religious ed in the D-Day invasion. Lat- and social functions for Jewer, he helped liberate the ish soldiers stationed at Fort Leipzig-Thekla concentration Dix. camp in Germany. He was a member of In recent years, his memo- B’rith Shalom Cherry Hill ries of caring for the wound- Lodge and received the INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Weather Report

Conditions updated throughout the day on

Wednesday’s Forecast

High pressure will move offshore, allowing a warm front to move in Thursday. That will bring rain into the area late in the day or at night. A storm will track north and west of the area Friday, leading to a lot more rain plus milder temperatures.

Wednesday’s Highs and Lows



New York









47 40



55 33

Clouding up, with rain late






Lancaster 35/19

Asbury Park 37/23






Vineland 39/18


Atlantic City 38/29


Water Temp






Mar. 4


Air Quality

The worst pollutant in the region Tuesday was ozone, produced mainly by motor vehicles and power plants. Good (G) . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-50 Carbon monoxide . . . .CO Moderate (M) . . . . . . . 51-100 Nitrogen dioxide . . . . .NO Unhealthful (U). . . . . 101-200 Particulates . . . . . . . . . PA Very Unhealthful (V) . 201-300 Sulfur dioxide . . . . . . .SO Hazardous (H) . . . . . 301-400 Ozone . . . . . . . . . . . . . OZ At a Pollution Standard Index rating of 100, the general population begins to experience irritation and other unhealthful effects.

Tuesday’s Pollution Standard Index

partly cloudy skies Wednesday night. Low 11. Becoming mostly cloudy Thursday. High 37.

northwest at 10-15 knots. Visibility 10 miles. Waves 2-3 feet.

Ozone forecast available daily at 1-800-872-7261 and at

Delaware Bay Sunny. Wind northwest at 5-10

Pollen and mold spore data counts have ended. Counts will resume at the beginning of the spring season in March.

Jersey Shore Sunny skies. High 38. Mostly

clear skies Wednesday night. Low 29. Becoming mostly cloudy Thursday. High 43.

Delaware Sunny skies. High 39. Mostly clear skies Wednesday night. Low 25. Becoming mostly cloudy Thursday. High 50.

Manasquan to Cape Henlopen Sunny. Wind

knots. Visibility 10 miles. Waves 1 foot or less.

Cape Henlopen to Virginia Beach Sunny. Wind northwest at 10-15 knots. Visibility 10 miles. Waves 2-4 feet.

G30 G31 G28 G40 G30 G31 G27 G31

High Pollution Pollutant Forecast Tuesday Wednesday

Marine Forecast

Poconos Sunny skies. High 31. Clear to

Philadelphia (Chestnut St.) High tide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:15 a.m., 5:47 p.m. Low tide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:17 p.m. Weather indications s = sunny; pc = partly cloudy; Delaware Breakwater c = cloudy; sh = showers; t = thunderstorms; High tide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:05 a.m., 12:28 p.m. r = rain; sf = snow flurries; sn = snow; i = ice. Low tide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:17 a.m., 6:28 p.m. City Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Cape May Allentown 35/15/pc 37/18/s 43/33/pc High tide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:47 a.m. Low tide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:36 a.m., 5:48 p.m. Atlantic City 36/24/sn 38/29/s 43/41/c Atlantic City (Steel Pier) Baltimore 37/23/sn 39/28/s 51/43/c High tide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:13 a.m., 11:53 p.m. Harrisburg 29/18/sn 34/19/s 40/34/pc Low tide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:15 a.m., 5:27 p.m. New York 35/16/s 38/22/s 43/36/c Beach Haven (Little Egg Harbor) Pittsburgh 32/18/sn 38/28/pc 46/36/sh High tide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:34 a.m., 1:56 p.m. Salisbury, Md. 38/27/sn 43/29/s 55/42/pc Low tide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:38 a.m., 8:51 p.m. Scranton 25/5/pc 37/18/s 37/29/c Barnegat Inlet Washington 37/27/sn 42/32/s 53/45/c High tide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:31 a.m. Low tide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:41 a.m., 5:54 p.m. Wilmington 33/22/sn 38/23/s 46/40/pc

In the Region




Philadelphia Almanac

CHRISTIE from B1 trolled Legislature to grapple with a fiscally conservative funding proposal that offers tax breaks, spending cuts in state departments for health and the environment, and a modest hike in funding for schools. The speech, political observers said, was unusual for a few reasons. “In addition to the communism metaphor, I think we also see a state governor contextualizing his state budget in terms of a national phenomenon,” said Montclair State University political scientist Brigid Harrison. “I don’t think we often see governors — particularly governors who claim they have no presidential aspirations — evoking so many comparisons to so many different states.” Christie mentioned New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, who has proposed changes in Medicaid - just as Christie is doing in the budget he offered. He mentioned California Gov. Jerry Brown, another Democrat, who issued a hiring freeze and proposed pay cuts.

“And in Wisconsin and Ohio, they have decided there can no longer be two classes of citizens: one that receives rich health and pension benefits, and one that is left to pay for them,” Christie said. In evoking Wisconsin, where Republican Gov. Scott Walker is locked in a remarkable battle with Democratic legislators over his plans to squash public employee unions and slash their benefits, Christie waded into a national debate, though his own proposals do not go nearly as far. Christie has said he supports Walker, while New Jersey unions are rallying in Trenton on Friday in solidarity with Wisconsin’s public workers. Beyond issues involving states, Harrison noted that Christie touched on federal politics and criticized President Obama (although not by name) — which is highly unusual for a governor in a budget address. “The federal government is spending more than ever,” Christie said. “The change is coming from the states, and the charge is being led by

DAVID M WARREN / Staff Photographer

Gov. Christie surprised many with the tone of his speech. He

mentioned several governors he sees as following his lead.

Billings 20/-2

50 38

Rain again

Toronto Boston 29/17 Minneapolis 35/18 Detroit 36/18 32/28 Pittsburgh New York 38/28 38/22 Chicago Philadelphia 39/31 Washington St. Louis 42/32 52/38

Denver 50/25

Dallas 69/60


City Albany, N.Y. Albuquerque Anchorage Atlanta Boston Buffalo Charleston, S.C. Charlotte Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Dallas Denver Des Moines Detroit Honolulu Houston Indianapolis Jacksonville

6 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.02 rising Noon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.15 rising 6 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.20 rising

Daylight sky conditions Tuesday 70% clouds with 30% sunshine


Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.27 in. Month through Tuesday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.46 in. Year through Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.85 in. Normal through Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.64 in. Deficit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -0.79 in.

Memphis 62/55

Houston 74/62


Tuesday WednesdayThursday 23/5/s 31/13/s 39/28/c 56/27/s 58/36/s 55/30/s 21/9/s 26/20/pc 28/16/s 70/60/pc 64/48/s 66/56/c 37/13/s 35/18/s 38/31/c 22/10/pc 33/25/s 40/29/rs 78/63/pc 59/46/s 66/57/s 72/60/pc 54/34/s 62/52/c 27/23/sn 39/31/c 40/30/pc 34/30/pc 48/37/pc 51/40/sh 25/15/pc 34/29/pc 41/31/pc 65/37/pc 69/60/c 77/43/t 54/14/s 50/25/pc 47/24/c 33/21/pc 45/26/c 34/22/c 23/13/pc 32/28/pc 40/30/pc 83/70/s 81/70/pc 80/70/pc 77/60/c 74/62/c 74/57/t 31/27/c 46/36/pc 50/35/sh 82/62/pc 70/50/s 73/55/s

Tuesday Wednesday 84/66/pc 86/69/pc 37/21/pc 40/35/sh 60/51/sh 55/44/sh 79/66/pc 73/64/sh 75/54/pc 76/54/s 88/75/pc 91/77/t 84/77/pc 86/75/pc 46/21/pc 58/33/pc 23/10/s 26/18/s 70/63/pc 64/55/sh 39/25/pc 43/36/sh 82/68/pc 79/65/t 75/57/s 76/57/s 25/21/pc 28/25/c 52/39/c 52/44/sh 84/57/s 85/58/s 66/59/pc 68/57/pc 63/41/s 66/47/s 77/55/t 77/59/t 43/34/pc 41/29/rs


Atlanta 64/48

Stationary New Orleans 73/60


Warm Miami 81/67


City Tuesday WednesdayThursday Kansas City, Mo. 39/15/s 53/35/pc 39/28/rs Las Vegas 57/37/s 60/42/pc 60/44/pc Los Angeles 59/45/pc 61/47/pc 58/49/pc Memphis 53/41/s 62/55/c 71/51/t Miami 84/67/pc 81/67/s 80/67/s Minneapolis 25/6/pc 36/18/c 27/12/c New Orleans 80/65/c 73/60/pc 76/59/pc Orlando 84/59/pc 80/56/s 81/59/s Phoenix 65/43/s 65/46/pc 64/45/s Portland, Maine 34/2/s 32/8/s 37/26/c Portland, Ore. 45/36/sh 38/29/rs 36/24/sn Richmond 40/30/i 48/29/s 57/47/sh St. Louis 36/26/pc 52/38/c 52/36/sh Salt Lake City 43/27/c 43/30/pc 45/31/sn San Diego 62/49/pc 60/50/pc 58/50/pc San Francisco 55/39/s 52/43/pc 51/42/c San Juan 81/71/pc 84/71/s 83/70/s Seattle 43/35/sh 39/30/rs 34/22/sn Tampa 78/64/pc 78/58/s 78/60/s

Cities Abroad

City Acapulco Amsterdam Athens Auckland Baghdad Bangkok Barbados Beijing Berlin Bermuda Brussels Buenos Aires Cairo Copenhagen Dublin Havana Hong Kong Jerusalem Johannesburg Kabul

Montreal 26/8


Phoenix 65/46


Tuesday’s barometer

Contact staff writer Matt Katz at 609-217-8355 or Read the "Christie Chronicles" blog at

50 40


Weather at noon Wednesday and forecast high/low temperatures


High Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 (3:59 p.m.) Record high for Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 (1997) 3 p.m. humidity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33% Low Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 (9:04 a.m.) Record low for Tuesday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 (1963) Normal high/low. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44/29 High/low same date last year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40/29 Season heating degree days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,417 Last season heating degree days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,310 Normal season heating degree days . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,423

New Jersey.” Christie has repeatedly ruled out running for president in 2012. But Harrison believes statements like those Tuesday mean Christie is “still leaving a door open” to run. “It is continuing to evoke a comparison between him as an executive and the president,” she said. Christie’s cost-cutting in New Jersey has burnished his national profile. On Wednesday morning, Christie is scheduled to appear on Today and MSNBC, undoubtedly talking about New Jersey, Wisconsin, and maybe Obama. Peter Woolley, a pollster and professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, said Christie’s speech was “far more interesting” than those of the previous governor, Jon S. Corzine, particularly because of the tension between Christie and the Legislature’s Democrats, who must pass his plan. He likened it to a “showdown at the OK Corral.” After the speech, Democrats hammered the governor for putting the onus of the fiscal reform on the backs of the poor, sick and elderly. But so far, the teacher layoffs and cuts in municipal services have not hurt the governor’s popularity, according to polls. Even among households with public employees, the desire to cut government spending and programs is robust, Woolley said. “If Chris Christie had not had those strong poll numbers, it’s doubtful so many other governors would have jumped on the wagon with such gusto,” Woolley said. “They’ve looked at New Jersey, seen that people respond to Chris Christie, and I think that there are a lot of wannabe Chris Christies out there.”


Rainy and mild

Seattle 39/30

Low High


Christie’s budget pitch calls N.J. nation’s leader


Los Angeles 61/47

Readings taken through 4 p.m.

Tides Wednesday



San Francisco 52/45

Regional Forecast




Cloudy with a chance of rain

Portland 38/29

Mar. 12 Mar. 19

Bristol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burlington . . . . . . . . . . . . Camden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norristown. . . . . . . . . . . . Philadelphia. . . . . . . . . . . Trenton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . .

Cape May



s = sunny; pc = partly cloudy; c = cloudy; sh = showers; t = t-storms; r = rain; rs = rain/snow; sf = flurries; sn = snow; i = ice Vancouver 34/24

Feb. 24


National Forecast

Sun rises 6:43 a.m., sets 5:45 p.m. Moon rises ———, sets 9:30 a.m.




47 36

Sunshine, then increasing cloudiness




45 34

Rainy and mild

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Thursday 87/71/pc 47/40/sh 53/41/sh 73/63/sh 78/55/s 90/77/t 85/75/t 51/28/s 31/24/pc 62/53/pc 48/40/sh 81/64/pc 78/57/s 31/27/c 56/45/pc 86/57/s 69/57/pc 70/48/s 79/59/t 42/27/c

City London Madrid Melbourne Mexico City Milan Montreal Moscow Nassau New Delhi Paris Prague Rio de Janeiro Rome Seoul Singapore Stockholm Sydney Tokyo Toronto Vancouver

Tuesday Wednesday 45/41/sh 53/45/sh 61/50/pc 64/40/pc 64/54/s 76/54/s 79/46/s 79/49/pc 43/37/pc 43/29/s 21/1/s 26/8/s 5/-9/pc 13/5/pc 82/66/s 80/66/pc 72/52/s 74/53/s 45/34/sh 50/45/sh 23/7/s 25/16/s 93/81/pc 90/76/t 55/36/pc 53/36/s 52/25/s 51/27/s 90/77/pc 89/75/t 19/0/c 15/5/pc 68/63/pc 76/64/s 50/41/s 52/38/s 25/7/pc 29/17/s 43/32/c 34/24/sn

Thursday 55/45/pc 65/41/pc 76/53/s 81/49/pc 43/31/c 33/24/sf 16/5/pc 78/66/pc 74/54/pc 54/44/pc 31/25/pc 87/76/t 54/38/pc 53/30/s 86/77/t 23/12/pc 81/65/s 56/47/sh 35/27/pc 34/19/s


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Fire Continued from B1 day, with so many people and adults inside? It just doesn’t make sense.” Ayers said it appeared that the house may have been used as a boarding home. Investigators saw beds in “every room, almost,” he said. Tabetha Misher, 31, a neighbor who tutored one of the surviving children, said that she had been in the house once and that it was cluttered with toys and blankets. She said that the adults smoked heavily and that she saw at least one kerosene lantern being used. Misher said she gave English lessons on Sundays to a 6-year-old boy named Michael Taing who attended the nearby Finleter School. Misher and John Sanders, 44, another neighbor, said that the other surviving children in the house were named Justin and Jasmine. Misher said a Red Cross worker had told her that an infant also survived. When Sorn arrived to assist with translating, she recognized an older man standing outside — a family member who lives in the neighbor-


Continued from B1 out. We know who did — it wasn’t me,” Knox said Tuesday. “That wasn’t a very pleasant experience.” The Knox campaign later settled another Ethics Board complaint for $15,000, admitting its role in setting up a sham political action committee to fund ads on African American-oriented radio stations accusing Nutter of “disrespecting God” by opposing a church’s relocation. That leaves Nutter with one opponent, T. Milton Street Sr., ex-convict and brother of former Mayor John F. Street. Milton Street has promised to harness a legion of disenfranchised ex-offenders to his cause. Rendell, who has periodically butted heads with Nutter, officially endorsed the mayor as well — something he did not do in 2007, when he officially refused to endorse any of five candidates in the primary. Ren-

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / Staff Photographer

As smoke billows around him, a firefighter climbs out of a

second-floor window onto the porch roof of the burning home.

hood. He was distraught and seemingly in shock, she said, afraid the fire might have killed children who were home from school because of the snow. The neighborhood’s closest fire station, Engine 61, was closed for a scheduled brownout Tuesday, leading some neighbors to argue that the tragedy could have been pre-

vented. “If there hadn’t been a brownout, this wouldn’t have happened,” Misher said. “They wouldn’t have perished.” “Maybe they could have got here faster” if Engine 61 had not been closed, Sanders said. Fire officials were still trying to work out how the

dell in 2007 did let slip his ad- occasionally bobbed to the miration for one candidate, surface in discussion of potenState Rep. Dwight Evans. tial Nutter opponents, said he Rendell would later give would spend his time “earnNutter a no-brainer endorse- ing as much money as I can” ment for the general election to help put tax money into against Republican Al Tauben- city coffers. berger. Knox flirted with a chalOn Tuesday, Renlenge to Nutter in dell credited Nutter the general election for steering the city as an independent, through the financial as his polling numcrisis and being a bers said the mayor successful cheerleadwas beatable in the er for it — two of general election but Rendell’s strongest not in the primary. resumé points from Knox recently held his time as mayor out the possibility from 1992 to 2000. that he would gath“When you run er signatures for a against an incum- Tom Knox had run in the Demobent, you have to run considered cratic primary. an almost entirely running as an Nutter said he negative campaign,” independent. had asked Knox diRendell said. rectly for his sup“And that’s not port. As part of the who I am,” Knox said. Tuesday news conference, Knox and Rendell have his- Nutter announced the cretory, Knox having spent 17 ation of the Mayor’s Task months in the Rendell admin- Force on Facility Manageistration as the dollar-a-year ment, Utilization and Disposideputy mayor for manage- tion to look at ways to better ment and productivity. use 1,300 city-owned faciliRendell, whose name has ties, with Knox as the chair-

adults and the children were related to one another, Ayers said. Sorn and other association staff also said they were trying to gather more information, and to begin to organize fund-raising to pay for funeral expenses and help the survivors. Sorn said the family came to the United States during the waves of Southeast Asian resettlement that took place during the mid-1980s and afterward. Many came with nothing, beyond harrowing tales of having escaped war and the genocide known as the Killing Fields. Thousands had fled to Thailand to escape the Khmer Rouge, who killed an estimated 1.7 million people through execution, torture, starvation, and forced labor after taking over Cambodia in 1975. In the 1980s, Cambodians were resettled in a number of countries, with more than 100,000 coming to the United States. There are about 6,570 Cambodians in Philadelphia. Contact staff writer Allison Steele at 215-854-2641 or Contributing to this article were Inquirer staff writers Jeff Gammage, Robert Moran, and Daniella Wexler.

man, an unpaid position. The task force appointment was not a condition of the endorsement but something he had discussed with Knox previously, before the campaign was on, Nutter said. Knox said Nutter had heard his concerns. “He understands the criticism and is willing to listen to the people of Philadelphia,” Knox said. “I do believe that Michael can do a better job than I can.” Knox said that he could have attacked Nutter on a number of fronts — “there’s always ammunition” — but that many of Nutter’s problems came from a battered economy. “Being mayor of Philadelphia is a tough, tough job,” Knox said. “It’s made even tougher when you don’t have any money.” Contact staff writer Jeff Shields at 215-854-4565 or

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They kept it simple and fun. Love, C3

Gala raises $60,000 for the Wilma. Social Circuit, C12 B

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 ★ Section C

DAVID M WARREN / Staff Photographer

Ann Taylor, Jones New York grace Walnut Street, with bluemercury, Burberry nearby. named Philadelphia No. 6 among top U.S. shopping cities (New York was 22d).



Also on Walnut, the window at Coach, left,

and Barneys Co-op. Some point out the city is missing the three B’s: Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel, and a full-fledged Barneys.

By Elizabeth Wellington


s New York Fashion Week wrapped up last week, all eyes were on the Big Apple — in the conventional wisdom, the capital of all things haute. And for good reason: It is home to all the high-end department stores. Boutiques are on every corner. And just to stand on a New York City subway platform is to rub shoulders with the fashionable. But Philadelphia is no slouch; in fact, those in the know would say that at this moment our fashion cred rivals New York’s, especially when it comes to shopping. (Cue the naysayers now: That can’t be right!) Well, just look at the facts: In December, named Philadelphia No. 6 among America’s top shopping cities based on factors including prices, sales tax, and number of retail centers. (New York came in at No. 22.) Two months ago, online luxury retailer Rue La La, which already offers deals to Boston and Seattle shopSee SHOPPING on C2



Oh, woe, not another snow day! Any early joy has melted away as the school closings piled up this pitiless season.


By Molly Baker


ll parents fear the middle-ofthe-night telephone call. Where are the children? When will they return? But many parents in the region now fear the 6 a.m. telephone call. Why are the children still here? When will they leave? As snow and ice batter the region for the second winter in a row (and it’s not over, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac), local phone lines have been busy with “blast” calls from school superintendents. “Hello. Due to the inclement weather, school will be closed today.” After several snow days — not to mention two or three late starts and Martin Luther King’s Birthday thrown in for good measure — parents have had it. See SNOW on C3

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Justin Bieber arriving for the European premiere of

his “Never Say Never” last Wednesday in London.

Bieber flick courts Christian beliebers By Tim Townsend


E Dad Fran Forte of Wayne pulls Francesco, 4, and Lucia, 2, on a recent snow day. Mom Janna marshals Lincoln Logs, glitter glue, baking, and more to keep her three offspring busy while housebound. After that, “desperate measures” may be called for: Lots of kids’ TV.

ver since Mel Gibson’s Aramaic flogfest The Passion of the Christ brought in $84 million on its opening weekend in 2004, en route to a $612 million worldwide box office, film marketers have sought to emulate Gibson’s courtship of the al-

mighty Christian dollar. The Chronicles of Narnia movies have since trod similar marketing waters. So did The Nativity. When it comes to the recently opened concert documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, there are similar tactics. And the face of ParaSee BIEBER on C2

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pers, bypassed New Yorkers to offer deals specific to Philadelphia. “When it comes to retail, the opportunities in Philadelphia are tremendous,” said Justin Fine, general manager of Rue Philadelphia. “We’ve offered deals at top-notch stores like Knit Wit, Giovanni & Pileggi, and Denim Habit. These are local jewels.” Bela Shehu, a longtime local ghost designer who just launched her own fall 2011 Bendel-worthy womenswear line, decided to work with a Philadelphia-based brand consultant this month instead of getting lost in the hoopla of New York Fashion Week and the subsequent market week. And have you noticed the city seems to be growing fashion events like weeds? In fall it celebrated 17 Days of Fashion, two Philadelphia Fashion Weeks, and the city’s Philadelphia Collection — what amounted to four groups hosting four events in eight weeks. In fact, FBH-The Agency is gearing up for its presentation of fall collections starting Thursday. Philadelphia also is touted as vintage central, with boutiques such as Vagabond on Third Street, and the city has its share of specialty boutiques like Pileggi, where you can buy Diane von Furstenberg and Rebecca Minkoff — both of whom had shows at New York’s Lincoln Center last week. And on Valentine’s Day, homegrown Anthropologie debuted a much-anticipated line of bridal gowns that’s near couture-worthy. There really is no brand on the pages of Lucky magazine that you can’t find here. The problem, as with many things in Philadelphia, is that there seems to be a disconnect between perception and reality. “People think we are limited,” said Kelly Boyd, a local publicist known for her designer taste (she wore Carolina Herrera to last month’s Academy Ball). “But I disagree. Anything I really want, I can find here. I can get it from Boyds or Adresse. I don’t have to go to New York to get great fashion.” That’s not to say the Philadelphia shopping scene is a carbon copy of New York’s. Some are quick to point out the city is missing the three B’s: Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel, and a full-fledged Barneys. (Philadelphia has a Barneys Co-op on Walnut Street, which offers casual clothes and appeals more to the daughters of Barneys customers.) “When I think shopping, I’m always going to think New York,” said local stylist Adrienne Simmons. “Philly is getting better, but when I want something specific, I go to New York because I’m not going to run out of options.” Philadelphia does have the fourth B — Bloomingdale’s, in the King of Prussia mall and Willow Grove Park mall. But Center City could use a Bloomies, too, say those with a passion for fashion. “Sometimes people are looking for the concentration … and it makes it a little harder to establish Philadelphia as a shopping destination,” explained Meryl Levitz, president of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. For instance, while you can buy Gucci here in boutiques or department stores, the brand doesn’t have a free-standing store downtown. “A lot of people shop by store brands, and if they don’t see it, they assume Philadelphia doesn’t have the cachet,” Levitz said. “Philadelphia does not easily reveal itself.” So GPTMC has been working hard to boost the city’s retail. During the last week in January, it put up $300,000 worth of signs in New York’s Penn Station on ceilings, pillars, steps, and billboards urging visitors to Philadelphia to shop — and stay overnight. The agency will launch a similar campaign in Washington this year. Here’s an example: “Dear browsing beauties, leave no boot behind. P.S.

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MaxStudio’s storefront on Walnut. As of August, Center City’s retail vacancy rate was 11.9 percent, just 0.8 percent higher than the previous year, a number that shows that even when the economy was at its worst, most of the storefronts in Center City were occupied. “It’s like this: If you are going to New York for New York, that’s one thing,” Shange said. “But if you are going to find deals … I find better deals in Philadelphia,” she said, pointing to a leather jacket she paid $35 for. “I’m sure that jacket would have cost me at least a couple of hundred dollars in New York.” Yet there’s one hurdle Philadelphia might never clear — New York’s high style standards. Philadelphians may not feel compelled to dress to the nines whether going to dinner, walking the dog, or heading to work, but many New Yorkers do. And that cadre of well-dressed men and women becomes a glorious advertisement for the city’s retail smorgasbord. Philadelphians are more apt to advertise for the Phillies. People in the fashion industry, however, seem to recognize the region’s benefits and make it a point to shop local. “I really enjoy the vintage and consignment shopping here,” said Maren Reese, a Philadelphia-based stylist who often travels to New York for work but shops for clients here. “Everything in A street vendor’s wares on display outside of the entrance to New York is so picked over. I Anthropologie on 18th Street. Homegrown Anthropologie has debuted a line of bridal gowns that’s near couture-worthy. go to [stores like] Second Time Around at least once every two weeks. I can get anyTrust me, you’ll need the whole weekend.” thing here that I get in New York; I just New Yorker Thandekile Shange, 43, travels have to go looking for it.” to Philadelphia at least three times a year to That’s good news for the Philadelphia Reshop. The Bryn Mawr College graduate’s fa- tail Marketing Alliance. Comprising local vorite haunts are eclectic boutiques on South organizations including the Center City DisStreet and in Old City, as well as on Walnut trict and the Philadelphia Convention and Street. Visitors Bureau, the nearly three-year-old

group touts the city’s retail potential. Michelle Shannon, vice president of marketing at the Center City District and one of the alliance’s cochairs, wants to make sure Philadelphia takes advantage of its stable retail market, which can be measured, in part, by retail vacancy rates. As of August, Center City’s rate was 11.9 percent, just 0.8 percent higher than the previous year. She cites the number to show that even when the economy was at its worst, most of the storefronts in Center City were occupied. “It says people are buying,” Shannon said. “People are still spending, and Philadelphia is a healthy and vibrant retail climate.” And such a climate might allow Philadelphia to win the ultimate coup, she said, getting retailers such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, or Diane von Furstenberg to open stand-alone stores downtown. “They are always looking for evidence that their customer is there,” Shannon said. Those kinds of places, in addition to Philadelphia’s vibrant independent boutiques, would create a kind of critical mass — think Chicago’s Magnificent Mile or New York’s Fifth Avenue — that many experts believe will change people’s perceptions of the city. If they can see designer retailer after designer retailer, it gives the impression of abundance. Shannon also would like to see the city work harder to become an incubator for young designers. In a perfect world, Philadelphia’s stars — Carmelita Greco of Carmelita Couture, Sarah Van Aken of SAVA, or Shehu — would gain a national following and people would flock from other cities for their sample sales. In the meantime, the local fashion industry will have to prove itself. “It has been challenging,” Shannon said. Contact fashion writer Elizabeth Wellington at 215-854- 2704 or Follow her on Twitter at ewellingtonphl.

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mount Pictures’ marketing is none other than Justin’s mom, Pattie Mallette, an evangelical Christian. In a telephone interview in early February, Mallette said she found her faith after “a rough childhood” during which she “got into a lot of the wrong things.” At age 17, she ended up in the hospital after a suicide attempt. “I cried out to God,” she said. “If you’re real, if you have a purpose and plan for me, it’s got to be better than what I’ve figured out for myself,” Mallette, now 35, told God. “I have to try it your way.” She said her pleas worked. Like many born-again Christians, Mallette felt a sense of euphoria after surrendering herself to what many evangelicals call “a relationship” with Jesus Christ. “I was on a high for like a week,” she said. “It was something I’d never experienced before, outside of drugs. I could see a living God.” Mallette, a single mother, brought Justin up in a nondenominational Christian church in their native Canada, where he experienced the upbeat, contemporary worship music characteristic of evangelical congregations. When Justin turned 12 and said he no longer wanted to attend church on Sundays, Mallette didn’t force him. The marketing materials for the

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The Christian pop star reaches out in “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.” “Faith is such a big part of our lives,” says his mother, Pattie Mallette. “You can’t cut it out of the movie, so they might as well make it work for them. … His purpose is to be the voice of an entire generation,” she says, “to raise up the standard.”

movie point out that “Bieber recently released a video called ‘Pray’ which demonstrates his faith with footage from earthquake-torn Haiti and post-Katrina New Orleans, as well as clips of the star visiting the sick and identifying with military families and the poor.” Mallette is participating in Paramount’s Christian marketing angle, and said she thought the filmmakers saw an opportunity in motherand-son’s lifestyle. “Faith is such a big part of our

lives,” she said. “You can’t cut it out of the movie, so they might as well make it work for them.” In recent weeks, Never Say Never was screened for pastors across the country — a page torn from the Passion of the Christ marketing playbook. A news release for the film claimed Mallette was “serene” on the verge of her 16-year-old’s world tour “knowing that she and her son are following God’s purpose for their lives.”

Asked what she thought God’s purpose for Justin’s life was, Mallette didn’t pause. “His purpose is to be the voice of an entire generation,” she said. “To raise up the standard.” The moral standard? “Yes,” she said. “To raise the standard in a moral way, whatever that may mean.” Being the moral voice of a generation is a lot to put on the shoulders of a 16-year-old kid, just three years from being discovered via YouTube.

But Mallette said there were plenty of Christians who would like Justin to use his megafame to bring young souls to Jesus. “I know a lot of Christians want to evangelize and bring people to God, but I believe that parts of Justin’s own spiritual journey may not look the way religious organizations want them to look,” she said. Mallette is very aware that her son’s age is a factor in the way he sees his own faith today. The family employs a “traveling pastor” while on tour, she said, and mother and son go to church together now and then. “Honestly, I think he’s up and down,” Mallette said of her son’s current state of seeking. “He’s trying to find himself and find God. He’s 16. But God has hooks in his heart. He’s still on his own journey. Mine is mine, and he can’t have mine. He needs his own.” Paramount was also pushing a clip from Never Say Never in which Justin and his friends say grace over a slice of pizza, very much in the way that most teenage boys would say grace over pizza. “Thank you, Lord, for this pizza,” one of Justin’s buddies says. “This cheese, pineapple, bacon, pepperoni … and thank you to Hawaiian people, for making my pizza.” Justin laughs, but then, baseball hat reverently covered with his red hoodie hood, restates the prayer more seriously, expressing the eternal gratitude for what is most important to 16-year-olds everywhere. “Thank you, Lord,” says Justin Bieber. “Thank you that we have great friends, and we’re able to hang out together and have a good time. … ”

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Hollis Payer, nondenominational minister, Philadelphia

Venues Spring Mill Banquet Hall, Conshohocken, with lots of help from hall coordinator Jim Collins

Catering Patti Francis of Jack Francis Catering, Conshohocken

Photography/Videography Ted Pendergrass of Pendergrass Productions, Philadelphia


Mike McKendry, Music by Mike, Philadelphia


Silk flowers with floral design by Terre Phillips, sister of the bride

Dress David’s Bridal Groom’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse


Designed by the bride

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October 24, 2010, in Conshohocken guidance after her parents’ divorce, she said. Her father, Vincent, was on hand to celebrate. But Andréa’s mother, Marian, also known as Bettye, died in 1989. Andréa, her sister Cheryl, who was maid of honor, her sister Terre, who was matron of honor, and her niece Danielle, a bridesmaid, all walked down the aisle to “Claire de Lune,” Marian’s favorite song. Danielle would have been the flower girl had Andréa and Joe married on most people’s schedules, they said. Her daughter, great-niece Gabrielle, 3, did the honors instead. Great-nephew Kristian, 6, was ring bearer. Joe, 48, chose lifelong friends Ron and John as his best men. His mother, Dolores, was in the procession. His father, also named Joseph, died in 1998.

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Hello there

It was spring 1980, and Andréa, a recent graduate of Little Flower High School who lived in Germantown, landed part-time work as a diet aide at Parkview Hospital. When she called out the patients’ orders, Joe, a recent North Catholic grad from Juniata Park, was frequently the cook who filled them. “Chopped steak with green beans!” she would yell. As she bent over to place the plate on her cart, Joe would send a french fry whizzing in her direction. “I have good aim,” Joe said. “I would go home to shower, and I would find french fries down my shirt,” said Andréa. The flirting stayed innocent — Andréa had a boyfriend. But she and Joe liked working together at the jobs that helped pay for classes at the Community College of Philadelphia, where she received an associate’s degree in art, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in communications. “Right from the day I met him, he made me laugh,” Andréa said. A few years later, Andréa and her boyfriend split. The hospital — which is now the site of Cancer Treatment Centers of America — held an employee-recognition dinner, and both Andréa and Joe were to be honored for excellent work. He asked if she would like to attend together. “It was the first time he saw me in a dress other than my work uniform, and I think he liked it!” Andréa said. Oh, so true, said Joe. Andréa and Joe spent the next

decades building a life together, eventually buying a house in Lafayette Hill and bringing a dependent into their family: Data, a border collie/sheltie mix. When they were still in their 20s, Joe “got tired of school” and joined his father in the title-insurance business. A few years later, he was hired by Robert Chalphin Associates, the firm for which he still works. Andréa went from Parkview to a retail job. She spent eight years doing publicity for the naval air stations in Willow Grove and then Philadelphia. Andréa then did marketing at a Philadelphia radio station for four years before moving to television in 2001.

How does forever sound?

Andréa was laid off from her television job in mid-2008. So far, her search for new employment has been unsuccessful. But she does volunteer marketing work to keep her skills current. In hindsight, Andréa is grateful the layoff came when it did. Data lived with diabetes for years, and bounced back from cataract surgery. But six months after Andréa was laid off, Data died at 16. “It was a tough time,” Joe said. “It seemed like we were on a downward loop.” Joe wanted to do something big to show Andréa that good things and fun times were still ahead for them. “I wanted to assure her it was always going to be ‘onward and upward’ with me,” he said. Joe and Andréa had long ago professed their undying love. “I never thought [an official] marriage was all that important,”

he said. “It seemed we had been married in our hearts the whole time.” But he bought a ring. On the morning of Easter Sunday 2010, Andréa smelled breakfast. Joe was cooking — something he hadn’t done with any regularity since leaving his old hospital job. He served her toast and scrambled eggs, then set down the frying pan. “I got down on my knee and pulled out the ring,” Joe said. “He said, ‘Will you marry me?’ And all I remember saying is ‘Of course I will! Of course I will!’ ” Andréa said. “Of course, I couldn’t finish my eggs.” “I ate mine,” said Joe.

It was so them

Andréa and Joe wanted to keep things simple and fun. She planned everything around a magazine theme. Their invitations were a made-up magazine called Eat, Drink & Be Married! with a photo of Joe and Andréa — taken by her brother Martin, a professional photographer — making a toast on the cover. The date was their wedding date. The groom was executive editor, the bride design editor. And in the spot where the price usually goes, it said, “This love is priceless.” Their 75 guests sat at reception tables named after appropriate magazines. Joe’s buds sat at Sports Illustrated, while Andréa’s celebrated at Rolling Stone. The couple’s table? The Knot. Andréa, 49, walked down the aisle with her older brother Michael. He gave her fatherlike

With Joe and Andréa at the altar and their officiant about to start, little Gabrielle “came charging out of her spot in the crowd, grabbed my hand and wouldn’t let go,” Joe said. Then, she took Andréa’s hand. The couple spent a few moments with her before sending her back to her mother so they could get married.


Joe thought the big event was mostly for Andréa. But getting married made him a believer in marriage. “When I saw her come up the aisle, it kind of struck home. She looked so beautiful,” he said. “I listened to the vows, and to what the officiant was saying. And I was suddenly really glad I was going to be married to this beautiful woman.” “During the ceremony, when the officiant asked for the rings, I was overwhelmed,” Andréa said. “I turned around to my sisters, and you know how on TV you see women who are about to cry fanning their faces? I did that. And I said, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to cry, I’m getting married!’ ”

Discretionary spending

A bargain: The invitations, programs, and thank-you cards designed by Andréa and printed by a neighbor who until recently owned a print shop. He charged less than $50 for a service that should have cost hundreds, Joe said. The splurge: Food and drink for the guests. While so much was done with an eye on the budget, Joe and Andréa paid an extra 20 percent for a better catering package.

The getaway

Three days in Atlantic City, including a spa day. “It was awesome,” Andréa said.


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“They’re all running together at this point,” said Kim Pittman, a mother of three in the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District. “By the fourth snow day, I was not in a good mood. And that’s putting it mildly.” Sharing her sentiments are other parents, teachers, superintendents, and even students, all hoping they’ve seen the last of Mother Nature’s winter gifts this year. “People become somewhat cannibalistic. They will eat their young,” joked Charlie Shupe, who recently retired after 38 years in the Radnor School District. Others aren’t so quick to publicly quip, speaking only with their callerID disabled and through a government-issued voice scrambler. “I fed them the first three days, but after that, they were on their own,” said a mother in West Chester.” “Yes, I locked them outside. But I made sure they all had gloves,” admitted another. “If the roads are so bad, how come my husband is out the door the second the superintendent calls?” puzzled a third mother (and a fourth and fifth). And if the snow days aren’t behind us? “I’d rather be put in a gas torture chamber and have my eyeballs scraped with icicles,” said a stay-at-home dad of three in Wayne. Sure, the first flurries brought the fun of sledding, snowball fights, and igloo-building. There were snow football, snow painting, and snow hide-and-seek. “The January storms were great,” said Darren Mahoney, a father of two in Wilmington. “My son took his trucks out in the snow and we did a lot of sledding.” But by February, Mahoney and his wife, who both work and have to scramble for childcare coverage on snow days, were tired of the white stuff. Even the snow dance their 5-yearold Audrey performs has become

Jamie, Tommy, and Meredith Webb of Radnor play outdoors before cleaning out the DVR, which mom Annie called “one positive” of snow days. less exuberant as winter wears on. “It involves a lot of arm flailing and usually goes on all day long, but she’s been slowing down lately.” Superintendents and administrators across the region stress that students’ safety and road conditions for school buses motivate the decision to close school or open late. That detail seems to be lost on children who, when faced with a snow day, immediately begin making plans to go to the mall, the movies, and friends’ houses. Just an hour into a recent snow day, the Pittman boys of Wayne were begging their mother to drive them to sled with classmates. And where were they meeting on this icy day? The township’s elementary school. Some students know they’ll have extra work to do. Health teacher Mary Ann McCarthy assigns her Radnor Middle School students to build a snowman with all the trimmings — hat, scarf, and arms — and then bring in a photo of their creation. “It gets them outside in the fresh air,” she explained. “It can also help when families find themselves with unexpected days of togetherness. You can only bond for so long.”

Other tactics: board games, puzzles, batches and batches of cookies and brownies, and video games and television. Lots of video games and television. Janna Forte of Wayne tries to keep her three children, ages 4, 2, and 1, active during the housebound days of winter. There are Lincoln Logs, glitter glue, baking, homemade Play-Doh (pink and blue), and at least one session out in the snow. “But after that, the rest of the day gets pretty long,” she said, sighing. “Desperate times call for desperate measures.” Those desperate measures include lots of episodes of Sid the Science Kid and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Jenny and Jessie Margolis of Low- Francesco Forte, 4, of Wayne with his handiwork. Kids have gotten lots of er Merion watched an entire season practice this winter, with its plethora of snow days and late school starts. of Cake Boss, while their brother Jake streamed Friday Night Lights. usually a special-occasion treat — that is not a requirement of the “We definitely cleaned out the during the recent snow days and Frosty Fun badge. DVR,” said Annie Webb of Radnor. late starts than in all of 2010. Daily So what are the chances of anoth“So that’s one positive of the snow hot chocolate with Reddi-wip be- er school closure? days.” Her boys caught up on epi- came a given. The last snow day in 2010 for most sodes of Human Target, and her “I wouldn’t ever buy it normally, Philadelphia-area schools was Feb. 10-year-old daughter and a friend but it was buy-one-get-one-free and 26. And according to the Old Farmearned their Frosty Fun Girl Scout the snow days wore me down,” er’s Almanac, the region has more Badges following tracks in the snow Webb said. “And if we have another in store the second week of March. and learning about hypothermia. one, then we’re all going to be learnDon’t put those sleds away just The family made more waffles — ing how to do whip-its.” Presumably, yet. Nor those cans of Reddi-wip.

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Fashion world bows to McQueen By Gregoroy Katz ASSOCIATED PRESS

LONDON — The outfits best told the story Tuesday as Anna Wintour, editor of American Vogue, and top museum officials paid tribute to the late Alexander McQueen, soon to be honored with a major career retrospective at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The six McQueen designs displayed on mannequins in the breakfast room at the Ritz Hotel illustrated the qualities that set McQueen apart: The romantic vision, the yearning, the flawless tailoring, and the occasional whimsy were all present, to a degree dwarfing much of the work on display at London Fashion Week, which ends Wednesday with menswear shows. Wintour, a cochair of the exhibit along with Stella McCartney, Colin Firth, and others, said McQueen was greatly influenced by the London street scene, which shaped him in the early years of his career. “Alexander loved London,” Wintour said. “I think Alexander was a creature of London — the street culture here, the music and the art were all references for his work. You know he may have traveled to Paris to get more exposure for his collection, but in his heart he would always be English, Scottish.” Wintour said McQueen’s shows were always the highlight of fashion weeks in London and Paris because of his originality. “He had an imagination that was quite unlike anybody else’s,” she said. “What was so great about him was there was no pretense; he wore his heart on his sleeve.” While lamenting the loss of McQueen, Wintour praised his successor, Sarah Burton, who was named by the Gucci

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Young designers have their day in London By Sylvia Hui

tones of rose pink, berry red, and tangerine. LONDON — Youthful deWide-brimmed felt hats signers still making a name adorned with feathers added for themselves have found a to the elegant Parisian look, warm welcome at London while dresses in platinum Fashion Week, where glitzy gray and matte silver lent A-list designers have tradi- modern cool to a romantic, tionally shared the spotlight classic collection. with rising talents. Schwab, another On Tuesday, two London-based young designers young designer, from continental Eualso showed his colrope — Serbianlection Tuesday — born Roksanda Ilinthe final day of womcic and Greco-Ausenswear at the sixtrian Marios day London Fashion Schwab — sparked Week. Like Ilincic, fresh interest with Schwab favored feminine, figure-flatterYUI MOK / Associated Press sophisticated collections on the final ing silhouettes, alCreations by Alexander McQueen, on display in London. The designer, who died a year ago, will day of the womensthough his look was be the subject of a career retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. wear shows. sexier and more purchased in 1999 by another With a series of about pairing geofashion company that took silken, jewel-toned Marios Schwab metric forms with his name although it had no evening gowns, Ilin- worked pearls soft drapes. connection to Ellis, who died cic brought a distinc- into the bodices “I like mixing the in 1986. tive touch of Old of his dresses. lady and the rebelIn the case of McQueen, World glamour to lious together,” he the posthumous honors be- the catwalk. said after the show. ing lavished on the designer The former model, a relaPearls were incorporated — like the landmark Metro- tive newcomer to the London into the bodice of the dresses politan Museum exhibit — fashion extravaganza, has en- in surprising and clever American Vogue may make Burton’s task of joyed both critical acclaim ways, creating drapes, tracdifferentiating her work and commercial success. Her ing the stitching of the fabric, editor Anna more difficult. elegant, red-carpet-worthy and even outlining the shape Wintour (left) The 100-piece McQueen evening ensembles, in particu- of bra cups. and designer show at the Costume Institute lar, seem to fill a niche in the Shades of red — mostly Stella of the Metropolitan Museum London fashion landscape, dried blood and a more viMcCartney. of Art in New York will run which enjoys more of a brant orangey red — were a Group to serve as creative di- known in-house talent, as hap- from May 4 until July 31. It trendy, urban reputation. key hue at Schwab, just as on rector at the McQueen de- pened with Valentino; or will include many of his signaU.S. first lady Michelle Oba- other catwalks in the New sign house several months brought in outside designers, ture items, including the bum- ma, known as a supporter of York and London fashion after his death in February as happened at Emanuel Un- ster trouser and the kimono up-and-coming designers, re- weeks, while lime, sage, and 2010. garo and Halston; or even re- jacket, along with designs cently wore an Ilincic coat teal were thrown in to bal“She worked with him for cruited family, as happened from the McQueen and and dress outfit to welcome ance the warm tones. so many years, and she’s go- when Donatella Versace took Givenchy corporate archives Chinese President Hu Jintao Schwab, who was born in ing to put her own stamp on the company’s creative helm and his private collection. to the United States, giving Athens, also trained at Central it, but very respectfully,” Win- after her brother Gianni Costume Institute curator Ilincic a very welcome boost. St. Martins, and he has been tour said of the woman given Versace was murdered in Andrew Bolton said McQueen Ilincic, who was born in Bel- called one of London’s most exthe delicate task of taking Mc- 1997. merits the attention because grade and trained in Lon- citing young designers by Queen’s place at the head of The transition is often he was above all else an artist don’s Central St. Martins, Vogue. He was one of several the design studio. rocky. and a master craftsman, not said that as a woman design- designers behind the “bodyWintour said Burton had Valentino went through tur- someone simply concerned ing for other women, she en- con” — or body-conscious — been a “brilliant” choice to re- bulent times after the Italian about trends. joys an advantage over other trend, and his clothes have place McQueen, but her designer retired. His immedi“He expanded fashion be- young designers. been worn by Kylie Minogue words capture the challenge ate successor, Alessandra yond the pragmatics,” Bolton “Things probably come easi- and Kate Moss. He is also deBurton faces — she must fol- Facchinetti, was bounced the said. “Fashion wasn’t just er for me,” she said. “I don’t signing for Halston. low her own creative vision, day after she showed her sec- about wearability, it wasn’t necessarily have to have a Ilincic said that London is but still pay homage to Mc- ond ready-to-wear collection. just about practicality, it was muse.” much more welcoming than Queen, the guiding light who A designer’s name is some- more about using it as a way Her autumn and winter New York or Paris for young created the fashion house. times carried on by a compa- to explore ideas and con- 2011 show featured many talents looking to launch their After a founder’s death or ny that has nothing to do with cepts. There was always an evening gowns and wide- careers. retirement, other major la- the founder. Perry Ellis Inter- anger and a romance in his legged pants in a silky, flow“That really is what London bels have turned to lesser- national, for example, was work.” ing material and rich, sunset is all about,” she said. ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011




Mellencamp: A star despite himself By Dan DeLuca

ways earnestly grapple with life-and-death ideas. “Jackie Toward the end of John MelBrown,” from 1989’s Big Dadlencamp’s two-hour-plus dy, was a particularly show at the Academy of Muheartrending example persic on Monday, the Indiana formed in a spare, plainsporocker led his crack sevenken style. piece band through “The Real And Mellencamp, more Life,” a song from 1987’s The than his white-guy generationLonesome Jubilee, the first alal peers, has always made mubum he released that didn’t sic that bears the influence of use “Cougar” as part of his Motown and other African stage name. American ’60s dance music. “My whole life I’ve done As he put it in the closing what I’m supposed to do,” the “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.”: 59-year-old, gray-stubbled “Don’t forget James Brown.” Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Mellencamp and band play sang with gusto. “Now I’d like with a bright, rhythmic dexto maybe do something for terity that brings the music to myself / And just as soon as I life, even when their leader is figure out what that is, you MIKE COPPOLA / Getty Images fixating on his own mortality. can bet your life I’m gonna John Mellencamp built his show around the death-obsessed 2010 album “ No Better Than This.” Instead of an opening act, give it hell.” the evening began with a movYet the more-than-two-hour performance was far from a bummer. “The Real Life” is the song ie: It’s About You, a documenfrom the Mellencamp catalog Mellencamp built Monday’s way, but No Better Than This sound like Monday’s show tary about Mellencamp’s 2009 that most clearly distills a rarely dull show around the is still an upper-echelon Mel- must have been a bummer. tour and the recording of No theme — the quest for authen- album. lencamp album (as is its simi- Not so. No matter how much Better Than This by Kurt tic, dignified, life-affirming exNo Better Than This was re- larly stripped-down 2008 pre- he fights it, and no matter Markus and his son Ian. perience — that’s run through corded in some of American decessor, Life, Death, Love how much his cigaretteBad idea. The movie, the career of the heartland vernacular music’s most hal- and Freedom) largely because scarred voice makes him which, predictably, treats Melhero, who started as a critical- lowed locales, including the doomy songs like “No One sound like Walter Brennan, lencamp as if he were a god, ly disparaged pop singer and First African Baptist Church in Cares About Me” and “The Mellencamp is still a charis- has the deleterious effect of has lately been telling anyone Savannah, Ga., Sun Studios in West End” are invested with matic front man and a sea- demystifying the concert to who’ll listen that he’s through Memphis, and the San Antonio such unflinching conviction. soned entertainer. come. The first time I heard being a “rock star.” hotel room where bluesman The studio versions of And yep, a rock star. And “Paper in Fire” on Monday, I That 31/2-decade quest has Robert Johnson recorded. songs like the title cut of No while as American rock stars remembered how much I taken Mellencamp from the It’s a typically earnest, na- Better Than This and “If I Die of a certain age go, Mellen- liked it. The second time, I days of John Cougar hits like ively romantic Mellencampi- Sudden” are overly severe. camp may lack, say, the poet- didn’t like it as much. “Jack & Diane” — which he an move, as if recording a And there’s been a depressive ic grace of Bruce Springsdid in an abbreviated acous- band in mono around one mi- tendency in Mellencamp’s teen, or the pop flair of Tom Contact music critic Dan DeLuca tic version, grudgingly grant- crophone in a sacred room songs going back to “Jack & Petty, he’s got his own set of at 215-854-5628 or ing the request of a fan he would not only amount to do- Diane,” with its then callow- strengths. Read met earlier in the day — to ing something for himself, seeming declaration that “life For one thing, there’s that his blog, “In the Mix,” at No Better Than This, his but magically sprinkle fairy- goes on, long after the thrill hardheaded tendency to death-obsessed, T Bone Bur- dust genius on his music. of livin’ is gone.” write populist songs that /inthemix. nett-produced 2010 album. It didn’t quite work out that All that might make it sometimes awkwardly but alINQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC

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Pennsylvania REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP Regal Cinemas - UA Theatres (OC) = Open Captioned (DA) = Descriptive Audio Available





THE HOUSEMAID (NR) (1:10 3:30 7:00 9:45 PM) THE ILLUSIONIST (PG) (1:00 3:00 5:10 7:15 9:30 PM) THE COMPANY MEN (R) (4:00 9:40 PM) 127 HOURS (R) (1:20 7:05 PM) OUTSIDE THE LAW (NR) (12:55 3:50 6:35 9:20 PM) OSCAR NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORTS (1:00 5:30 7:30 PM) OSCAR NOMINATED LIVE-ACTION SHORTS (NR) (3:00 9:30 PM)

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(215) 491-4413 THE ROOMMATE (PG-13) (2:50 5:30) 8:05 10:20 PM 1-800-FANDANGO #(337) THE GREEN HORNET (PG-13) 7 KHOON MAAF (NR) (1:25 4:05 PM) (2:50) 6:20 9:25 PM THE KING’S SPEECH (R) BIG MOMMAS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (PG-13) (1:35 4:35) 7:25 10:10 PM (2:20 5:00) 7:50 10:10 PM I AM NUMBER FOUR (PG-13) (2:00 2:40 4:40 5:20) 7:20 8:00 10:00 PM UNKNOWN (PG-13) (1:40 4:20) 7:00 9:40 PM THE EAGLE (PG-13) (1:55 4:55) 7:35 10:05 PM H GNOMEO & JULIET 3D (G) (2:30 5:10) 7:40 9:50 PM Phoenixville, PA 610-917-1228 JUST GO WITH IT (PG-13) (1:50 4:50) 7:30 10:00 PM PATIALA HOUSE (NR) OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS 2011: ANI(3:50) 6:50 9:40 PM MATION (NR) 7:30 PM H JUSTIN BIEBER NEVER SAY NEVER OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS 2011: LIVE 3D (G) ACTION (NR) 2:00 PM (1:30 4:30) 7:10 9:45 PM THE ROOMMATE (PG-13) (2:10 5:15) 7:45 10:05 PM THE RITE (PG-13) Rt. 30 & Quarry Rd./Lancaster Pk. (1:15 PM) (610) 518-3404 1-800-FANDANGO #(336) NO STRINGS ATTACHED (R) DP BIG MOMMAS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE (1:45 4:45) 7:25 9:55 PM SON (PG-13) THE GREEN HORNET (PG-13) (12:10 2:00 2:40 4:40 5:10) 7:20 7:50 9:55 (4:35) 9:50 PM 10:25 PM TRUE GRIT (PG-13) I AM NUMBER FOUR (PG-13) (1:20 4:25) 7:05 9:35 PM (1:00 4:00) 7:00 9:50 PM THE FIGHTER (R) I AM NUMBER FOUR (PG-13) DP (1:35) 7:15 PM (1:45 4:50) 7:40 10:20 PM UNKNOWN (PG-13) (1:30 4:20) 7:30 10:05 PM Rt. 309 @ Richland Crossing EAGLE (PG-13) (215) 536-7700 1-800-FANDANGO #(347) THE (12:45 3:25) 6:30 9:20 PM BIG MOMMAS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE GNOMEO & JULIET (G) SON (PG-13) (1:35 3:55) 6:15 8:40 PM (1:30 4:10) 7:00 9:30 PM H GNOMEO & JULIET 3D (G) I AM NUMBER FOUR (PG-13) DP (12:00 2:05 4:30) 6:50 9:10 PM (1:40 4:20) 7:10 9:40 PM JUST GO WITH IT (PG-13) UNKNOWN (PG-13) (12:05 12:50 3:45 4:15) 6:45 7:15 9:30 (1:50 4:30) 7:20 9:50 PM 10:00 PM THE EAGLE (PG-13) JUSTIN BIEBER NEVER SAY NEVER (G) (4:05) 9:10 PM (12:40 3:15) 6:25 PM THE EAGLE (PG-13) OC H JUSTIN BIEBER NEVER SAY NEVER (1:30) 6:35 PM H GNOMEO & JULIET 3D (G) 3D (G) (2:30 4:40) 7:15 9:35 PM (1:20 4:10) 7:10 9:45 PM JUST GO WITH IT (PG-13) THE ROOMMATE (PG-13) (1:45 4:25) 7:05 9:45 PM (1:50 5:00) 7:55 10:10 PM H JUSTIN BIEBER NEVER SAY NEVER H SANCTUM 3D (R) 3D (G) (3:35) 9:35 PM (2:20 4:50) 7:30 10:00 PM NO STRINGS ATTACHED (R) DP THE ROOMMATE (PG-13) (12:30) 6:35 PM (2:10 4:55) 7:35 10:05 PM TRUE GRIT (PG-13) NO STRINGS ATTACHED (R) DP (3:05) 8:55 PM (1:55 4:35) 7:25 9:55 PM THE FIGHTER (R) THE GREEN HORNET (PG-13) 9:00 PM (1:20 3:55) 6:30 9:20 PM BLACK SWAN (R) TRUE GRIT (PG-13) (12:25) 6:10 PM (1:35 4:15) 6:45 9:15 PM THE KING’S SPEECH (R) THE KING’S SPEECH (R) (12:15 2:55) 6:05 9:15 PM (1:25 4:00) 6:40 9:25 PM



BIUTIFUL (R) (12:10 3:10 6:20 9:25 PM) ANOTHER YEAR (PG-13) (12:30 3:50 7:00 9:45 PM) BLUE VALENTINE (R) (12:05 5:05 10:00 PM) BARNEY’S VERSION (R) (1:00 4:15 7:10 9:50 PM) THE KING’S SPEECH (R) (12:20 2:30 3:25 6:00 7:35 8:45 PM)

UNKNOWN (PG-13) 2:35 5:05 7:35 9:55 PM THE RITE (PG-13) 2:30 5:00 7:30 9:45 PM



BIG MOMMAS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (PG-13) 1:00 1:30 4:00 4:30 7:00 7:30 9:30 10:00 PM I AM NUMBER FOUR (PG-13) 1:40 4:20 7:20 9:50 PM UNKNOWN (PG-13) 1:00 3:50 7:10 9:40 PM GNOMEO & JULIET 3D (G) 1:20 3:40 7:00 9:20 PM JUST GO WITH IT (PG-13) 1:20 4:10 6:50 9:40 PM THE ROOMMATE (PG-13) 1:10 4:10 7:40 10:10 PM


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BIG MOMMAS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (PG-13) (5:10) 8:00 10:25 PM I AM NUMBER FOUR (PG-13) (4:20) 7:10 9:50 PM UNKNOWN (PG-13) (4:50) 7:40 10:10 PM THE EAGLE (PG-13) (4:40) 7:50 10:20 PM H GNOMEO & JULIET 3D (G) (5:00) 7:30 9:45 PM JUST GO WITH IT (PG-13) (4:30) 7:20 10:00 PM H JUSTIN BIEBER NEVER SAY NEVER 3D (G) (4:10) 7:00 9:40 PM NO STRINGS ATTACHED (R) (4:00) 6:50 9:30 PM THE KING’S SPEECH (R) (3:50) 6:40 9:20 PM

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157 Bala Ave. - Off City Line Ave.222-FILM #(588)GNOMEO & JULIET 3D (G) 4:15 7:15 PM ANOTHER YEAR (PG-13) 3:45 6:45 PM THE KING’S SPEECH (R) 4:00 7:00 PM

BIG MOMMAS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (PG-13) 11:50 AM 2:15 4:40 7:20 9:50 PM UNKNOWN (PG-13) 12:00 2:30 5:00 7:30 10:00 PM JUST GO WITH IT (PG-13) 12:50 3:30 6:50 9:25 PM JUSTIN BIEBER NEVER SAY NEVER 3D (G) 12:20 2:45 5:05 7:25 9:45 PM SANCTUM 3D (R) 2:40 7:45 10:15 PM 109 W. Lancaster Ave. 222-FILM #(523) THE RITE (PG-13) 4:00 9:20 PM I AM NUMBER FOUR (PG-13) COUNTRY STRONG (PG-13) 5:00 7:30 PM 1:00 6:40 PM UNKNOWN (PG-13) TRUE GRIT (PG-13) 5:10 7:40 PM 11:55 AM 2:20 4:45 7:15 9:40 PM JUST GO WITH IT (PG-13) TRON: LEGACY IN DISNEY DIGITAL 3D (PG) 4:30 7:00 PM 7:30 10:10 PM JUSTIN BIEBER NEVER SAY NEVER YOGI BEAR 3D (PG) 3D (G) 12:40 5:15 PM 4:40 7:10 PM THE COMPANY MEN (R) TRUE GRIT (PG-13) 12:30 2:50 5:10 7:40 10:05 PM 4:50 PM TANGLED (PG) 12:10 2:35 5:00 PM THE FIGHTER (R) 7:20 PM



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Mom picks fight on medical update

Question: I’m a month late in scheduling a second postsurgical checkup for myself. My mother refuses to speak to me until I get the checkup and report the results to her. I am 37 and independent. I’m not procrastinating intentionally (e.g., in fear). I’m not requiring her to remain cordial as a precondition for acting on my own behalf. I know I will get around to making the appointment soon and I’m comfortable with my management of my health care. What I’m not comfortable with is her threat to sacrifice our entire relationship over this. What she wants isn’t unreasonable (although I don’t owe it to her), but I reject her tactics as disproportional, highly punitive, hostile, and manipulative. I know she cares and sense she is overreacting in fear. I’m trying to be compassionate. But an ultimatum like this should be a last resort used only in the direst circumstance, which this is not. Sharing medical updates with her, as I would ordinarily, now equates with validating her ploy, which I refuse to do. Withholding them seems retaliatory and just as punitive as her ultimatum. If I must get my checkup without telling her, just to avoid the perception of successful manipulation, then I guess I’ll do that. I don’t like it but I don’t see another option. Do you? Answer: It’s essential, I agree, that you don’t cave to her attempt to control you. But you don’t have to fight punitive withholding with punitive withholding. Explain to your mom that you are not changing the way

TV Today The Ellen DeGeneres Show (3

p.m., NBC10) — Singer Kellie Pickler.

The Oprah Winfrey Show (4

p.m., 6ABC) — Iyanla Vanzant tells how she lost everything, and what her life is like now.

Minute to Win It (8 p.m., NBC10) — Adventurer Aron Ralston, whose life-changing ordeal inspired the Oscar-nominated film 127 Hours, takes part in challenges in hopes of winning $1 million for charity.

Better With You (8:30 p.m.,

6ABC) — Ben (Josh Cooke) is dismayed to learn that the new owner of his favorite bar is New York Yankee Nick Swisher (guest-starring as himself), whom Ben once accidentally prevented from catching a fly ball. Maddie and Mia (Jennifer Finnigan, JoAnna Garcia Swisher) resist accompanying Vicky (Debra Jo Rupp) to a charity event. Kurt Fuller also stars in the new episode “Better With a Shamrock.” (N)

NOVA (9 p.m., WHYY TV12) —

The new episode “Venom: Nature’s Killer” follows two scientists who risk life and limb to track down and catch some of the deadliest creatures in the world to retrieve their venom and take it back to the lab. There, they will study the composition of the toxic substances to see whether they might be transformed into lifesaving drugs.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (11 p.m., COM) — Former

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (Known and Unknown: A Memoir).

Conan (11 p.m., TBS) — Jason

Sudeikis; Brandon T. Jackson; G. Love.

Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) —

Rainn Wilson; Hank Aaron; the Mountain Goats.

Jimmy Kimmel Live (Midnight,

6ABC) — TV host Nancy Grace; Twilight Singers perform.


Tonight (Midnight, TBS) — Bobby Valentino and Bobby Brown perform.

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m.,

CBS3) — Joel McHale; comic Greg Warren.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

(12:35 a.m., NBC10) — Liza Minnelli; Anthony Mackie; Bell Biv DeVoe performs.

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Golden throat gets Second Chance By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

you manage your care in response to her ultimatum, because you believe the only legitimate reason to change course would be a medical one. Remind her that you’ve been responsible enough to seek the diagnosis, get the surgery, and arrive for your first follow-up, and you will continue to be responsible independent of her involvement. Tell her you are disappointed that she used an ultimatum, and hope she will reconsider, because you will miss talking to her. Then assure her that if there is definitive “need to know” news, good or bad, you will tell her immediately, of course — but otherwise you’re inclined to hold off on the incremental ups and downs because it seems to be stressing both of you out. Then give her the chance she didn’t give you: Say you’re not wedded to your decision, and welcome her thoughts. Remember, if she abuses this trust, then you always have the option to hold the line on what you disclose. This announcement will have to be in writing or on voice mail, since her refusal to speak limits you logistically. However, writing/recording will help you override your emotional reflexes — and escalation is the last thing you want since, I believe, you sense her fear correctly. She may well be picking this fight with you just to feel like she’s in control of something — and because anger is a power emotion while fear and dread are impotent. Putting this all in message form also allows you to make your case without interruption. Use that. Finish your message by saying that you know she cares and is afraid to lose you, that you love her, and that she’s welcome to call you whenever she’s ready to talk. E-mail Carolyn Hax at, follow her on Facebook at, or chat with her online at noon Eastern time each Friday at

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The Spirit of America, our land of opportunity, has shined its grace on Ted Williams, the onetime homeless addict from Lalaland whose resonant voice recently brought him national attention. Williams, whose travails have so moved no less a great man than Dr. Phil, will star in a new reality show, his rep tells TMZ. Second Chances at Life will recall Williams’ early career as a radio announcer, his fall into addiction, and his recovery and newfound fame. It also will spread the light of fame on other deserving folks who have bootstrapped themselves from the brink of oblivion. No word on which network will air the show.

Aretha to Fantasia: Chill out!

Fantasia Barrino, who has amassed a total of 11 Grammy noms, last week boycotted the awards because she was sore she wasn’t asked to be part of the night’s Aretha Franklin tribute. Well, Ms. Franklin on Tuesday responded with a maternal chiding. “Fantasia is still young in the business,” she told USA Today, “and although we all love … her she must understand that in this business of show business she will not always get to participate in everything.”

The trials ’n’ tribulations of love

Oh, say it ain’t so! Another perfect Tinseltown romance has bitten the dust: The New York Post says Rosie O’Donnell, 48, and gf, artist-activist Tracy Kachtick-Anders, have parted ways — amicably — after something like an entire year (that’s like at least 365 whole days). The duo will have to keep things friendly if they want to go on taking care of their Brady Bunch-ian brood of 10: O’Donnell has four kids with former belle Kelli Carpenter; Texan Kachtick-Anders came with six. “Rosie and Tracy never officially lived under one roof,” a Rosie rep tells the Post. “They have lived near one another for quite some time, and their families still socialize.”

Legal trials ’n’ tribulations

Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton (born Mark Myrie), who won a Grammy last week for his CD Before the Dawn, was convicted Tuesday in federal court in Tampa, Fla., of conspiring to set up a cocaine deal in ’09. This was Banton’s second trial. His first ended with a deadlocked jury. The 37-year-old singer, who was found guilty of three drug- and gunrelated felonies, could face up to 20 years in jail. Chris Brown wants to be within chatting distance of Rihanna. The R&B star, who pleaded guilty to assaulting

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Fantasia Barrino, above, who boycotted the Grammys because she wasn’t asked to take part in a tribute to Aretha Franklin, has gotten some advice from the older and wiser Aretha. (See “Aretha to Fantasia: Chill out!”)


his ex-gf in ’09, wants the court to modify a restraining order that requires him to stay 50 yards away from his ex. Rihanna already has agreed.

Garth Brooks, hall of famer

Your friend and mine Garth Brooks will be one of five artists inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 16, the org’s chairman, Jimmy Webb, announced Tuesday. This year’s inductee class also includes pianist Allen Toussaint, “Crazy for You” scribe John Bettis, and Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly, the duo who gave the world Madonna’s “Like a Virgin.” (Shouldn’t we punish them, instead?) The fifth, Leon Russell, also is due to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month.

EntBiz odds ’n’ ends

Syfy has acquired rights to rerun Lena Headey’s TV actioner, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, which Fox cruelly killed in ’09 after two seasons. It’ll premiere April 7. There’s life after eight torture-ific seasons of 24, after all: Kiefer Sutherland has signed to star in the Fox pilot Touch, a Dead Zone-ian drama from Heroes exec producer Tim Kring. Kiefer will play a dad who discovers that his autistic and mute son can see into the future. Kim Cattrall has signed to costar with Jeremy Irons and Tom Sturridge in The Treehouse, an adaptation of the pre-WWI novel by Teutonic scribe Eduard von Keyserling about “a failed student, his glamorous cousin, her mother, and the student’s father,” whatever that means. Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin’s wid-

ow, Terri Irwin, tells Australia’s ABC she is not closing the Irwins’ famed Australia Zoo despite a wave of staff reductions. The zoo was founded 40 years ago by Steve’s pop, Bob Irwin. Jennifer! Aniston! has! a! new! — short! — hairdo! Photogs captured her in Madrid on Tuesday sans her long, golden locks. Mystically charming Charmed charmer Alyssa Milano tweeted Tuesday that she “couldn’t be happier”: She’s carrying her first child with hub, talent agent David Bugliari. The couple wed in August 2009. In other hair news, a bald-pated (!) John Travolta was filmed on holiday in Hawaii. Bald!? John, 57, was relaxing without his hairpiece. (Hairpiece?!)

Carell’s Oscar-worthy future?

Is permanently prepubescent prankster Steve Carell capable of reaching the thespianic notes needed for Serious Drama? We are about to find out: The Hollywood Reporter and Variety say the 40 Year Old Virgin star will produce and star in Dogs of Babel, an adaptation of Carolyn Parkhurst’s tragic novel about a linguistics prof (Carell) who doesn’t believe his wife’s recent death was due to an accident. The family dog witnessed the tragic event, which impels the grief-maddened prof to try to formulate a way to communicate with it. Sounds like a recipe for disaster: One wrong step and it’ll be one of the farcical satires Carell usually makes! This article includes information from websites and Inquirer wire services. Contact “SideShow” at

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Host Sara Rue, too, has shed for her wedding, and her life By Rick Bentley



PASADENA, Calif. — In Shedding for the Wedding, the new CW reality competition series, nine overweight couples compete to see who can lose the most weight and win their dream wedding. They’ll live together for three months as they compete and plan their weddings. Host Sara Rue has been on


Shedding for the Wedding 9 p.m. Wednesday on CW57

her own weight-loss journey over the last year while working on her May wedding plans. Rue, a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig, balked when the show’s executive producer

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Diane Kruger and Liam Neeson star in “Unknown,” which took the top spot in its first weekend of release.

Weekend Box Office Rank/Title/Studio Last Week 1. Unknown (Warner Bros.) $25.5 mil. 2. Gnomeo and Juliet (Disney) 25.4 mil. 3. I Am Number Four (Disney) 22.8 mil. 4. Just Go With It (Sony) 21.6 mil. 5. Big Mommas (Fox) 18.7 mil. 6. Justin Bieber (Paramount) 16.4 mil. 7. The King’s Speech (Weinstein) 8.1 mil. 8. The Roommate (Sony S.G.) 4.5 mil. 9. The Eagle (Focus) 4.3 mil. 10. No Strings Attached (Paramount) 3.6 mil.

Weeks Per Total Out Location $25.5 mil. 1 $8,364 56.4 mil. 2 8,433 22.8 mil. 1 7,215 64.1 mil. 2 6,083 18.7 mil. 1 6,641 51.2 mil. 2 5,248 104.8 mil. 13 3,866 33.1 mil. 3 2,069 15.8 mil. 2 1,887 66.5 mil. 5 1,819

SOURCES: Exhibitor Relations Co. and ACNielsen EDI Inc.

Dave Broome, the man behind The Biggest Loser, pitched the idea. “And then when I went in and sat down with Dave and we started talking about what the show was really going to be about — yes, it’s about weight loss, but it’s also about these couples really bonding and sort of making each other better so that they can start their lives off at their happiest and healthiest — I sort of got really excited about it.” Rue also originally balked about sharing her weight struggles, but says agreeing to go public through Jenny Craig has been “truly a gift.” By opening up her battle to strangers, she was finally able to be honest with herself. She calls doing Shedding for the Wedding a way to pay her good fortune forward. Just like the contestants, Rue had some help — other than Jenny Craig — with her weight battle. She had a trainer, started running, and participated in a half marathon last year. Rue has lost more than 50 pounds. But it could be what she learned during the process, and as the show host, that has been the biggest victory for her. “I don’t think it’s easy for anybody in Hollywood if you are not sort of the standard-issue fare. I think there’s a lot of pressure on people to look a certain way or be a certain weight,” Rue says. “What I’ve realized is life is about you being happy and you being satisfied.”



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By Jacqueline Bigar

Happy Birthday Follow your instincts this year. Your feelings will guide you. As a result, you will hit many home runs. It is important to be in tune with yourself. Once you achieve that level of self-understanding, your year will flow. Aries (March 21-April 19) ★★★★★ Others provoke unusually strong responses. A boss, parent or supervisor likes your style. A meeting provides important feedback. One-on-one relating takes you in a new direction. Tonight: With a favorite person. Taurus (April 20-May 20) ★★★★★ Defer to a partner or loved one. He or she feels the need for your support and, above all, approval. Allowing others to assume a stronger role demonstrates confidence and caring. Tonight: Go with another person’s ideas. Gemini (May 21-June 20) ★★★★ You focus at such a level that others cannot break your concentration. Clearly a partner supports you in a venture that could take a lot of time. Is there any way that you could include him or her in this project? Tonight: Choose a tension-breaker. Cancer (June 21-July 22) ★★★★★ You come up with answers quickly and efficiently. You might wonder when enough is enough. Clearly someone

admires — if not cares about — you. Tonight: Let fun in. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★★ Your steadiness helps. In fact, your mere presence helps. Give others the support they need, and let go of your opinions for the moment. Positive vibes create more positive vibes. Tonight: Order in your favorite pizza. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★★ Approach others with confidence and caring. Share more of your ideas that you usually keep to yourself. A conversation could help a personal relationship more than you think. Tonight: A force to be dealt with. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★ Money is very important, as you like to indulge in frivolous items to express your affection for others, as well as for yourself. A family member would appreciate just a card far more than you think. Tonight: Your treat, and it doesn’t have to break the bank! Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★★★ Your sense of direction emerges. By softening your style just a little, your impact will increase. Touch base with a sister or brother. Give that neighbor the extra time. Your caring builds more open bonds. Tonight: Flirting over dinner. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ★★★ Sometimes the less said

the better. You see a loved one or financial situation in a much different light. You could be overwhelmed by another person’s feelings. Tonight: Follow your instincts. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★★★ Someone thinks you are the cat’s meow. Though it might be nice to do no wrong, a realistic appraisal might feel better ultimately. Tonight: You are the party! Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★★ You handle the limelight well. Others are sympathetic and understanding. You still might be well advised to restrain your feelings. You don’t need to share all your thoughts, either. Tonight: Leader of the gang. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★★★ Stretch your mind if you are confused. Give up your preordinate thinking, and try to open your mind. Where might someone else be coming from? Tonight: Let your imagination choose. Born on this date Actor Peter Fonda, musician, singer Johnny Winter, composer George Frideric Handel

“Inform the troops that communications have completely broken down.” — some harried military commander. At today’s four hearts, South ruffed the third spade with the three of trumps, drew trumps, and took three more trumps, hoping a defender would be foolish enough to discard a diamond from K-x-x. East-West threw clubs; they knew that if South had A-x of clubs, his game was unbeatable. South then took the ace of clubs and led a low diamond. He lost two diamonds and went down one. “If I’d had any communication with the dummy,” South sighed, “I’d have made an overtrick.” South’s communication broke down at the third trick when he spent his three of trumps. South should ruff the third spade high, cash the ace of clubs and lead a low trump to the dummy’s seven. East (no

doubt to his surprise) takes the nine and shifts to the jack of diamonds. South takes the ace, reaches the dummy by leading his four of trumps to the eight and discards diamonds on the K-Q of clubs.

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DAILY QUESTION: You hold: ♠ A K Q 6 5 ♥ 6 2 ◆ K 8 7 ♣ J 10 5. Your partner opens one heart, you respond one spade and he jumps to three diamonds. What do you say? ANSWER: Partner’s jump-shift is forcing to game; hence you can take your time. You need not leap to slam (though you may have enough values for slam) or take control with a Blackwood bid of four no-trump. Describe your hand and wait for partner to clarify the nature of his hand. Bid three spades.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011




Jump Start

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Sherman’s Lagoon Hagar the Horrible

Pearls Before Swine Rex Morgan, M.D.


Crossword Puzzle

by Wayne Robert Williams

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40 Vases with bases 41 Welcome 42 Equivocated slyly 44 Sawbuck 45 AARP members 46 Stephen of “Citizen X” 47 Hanoi holiday 48 Network of “Frontline” 51 End of quote 54 Violinist Menuhin 57 Following the correct path 58 Mutilated 59 Inarticulate grunt 60 Tiny arachnid 61 Roofed passageway 62 Singer Orbison 63 Downhill coaster DOWN 1 Desert Storm missiles 2 Tippy vessel 3 Express a thought 4 Expressed sorrow

(Solution tomorrow)

34 Ripped into 5 Aromatic leaf 37 Holiday season stalks 41 Square one 6 Home of 43 Worn away Creighton 44 Peevish University 47 Dance for two 7 Spiritual guide 8 Percy who was 48 Danger 49 Sew loosely Pa Kettle 50 Knight’s 9 Brunch choice mount 10 Church 51 Romulus’ projection successor 11 Vegas intro 52 Customary 12 Pub offering time 13 __ Juan 53 Sailors’ drinks Capistrano 54 “Goomba 18 NYC theater Boomba” singer awards Sumac 21 Grinding teeth 25 Lane or Keaton 55 Knack for music 26 Chilled 56 __ jacet 27 Heronlike wading Yesterday’s Puzzle bird 28 Flowerless plants 29 Puget or Pamlico 30 Sticker on a rose 31 Ties 32 External 33 Greek letters


Word Game

(Solution tomorrow)

Complete the grid so that every row, column and 3x3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively. Solution tomorrow.

Difficulty level ★★★

Today’s Word — CITIZENRY (SIT-ih-zen-ree: Natives or naturalized members of a state or nation.) Average mark — 22 words Time limit — 40 minutes Can you find 37 or more words of four or more letters in CITIZENRY?


Yesterday’s Word — WIDGEON: wend, wide, widen, wind, wine, wing, deign, dine, ding, dingo, dogie, doing, done, down, geoid, gone, gown, endow, owed, owing, owned, node

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Yesterday’s Cryptoquote: Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness. — Frank Gehry


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Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Beyond the baby blues: Postpartum depression Feeling anxious, overwhelmed or sad after giving birth is not unusual. Some experts note that up to 80 percent of new moms have the “baby blues.” But within that group, 10 percent to 15 percent slide into actual depression. Statistics show that the percentages are even greater for teenaged mothers and women who also are dealing with poverty. Postpartum depression is a serious mental health disorder that can occur at any time from right after delivery up to about one year later. Healthcare professionals say it most often occurs within four weeks of delivery. Causes Mood swings during and after pregnancy are common and most often are caused by changes in hormone levels, as well as emotional and lifestyle factors. After childbirth, dramatic decreases in estrogen, progesterone and thyroid hormones can contribute to depression and sluggishness, stated Mayo Clinic staff members ( Changes in blood volume, blood pressure, immune system and metabolism can further contribute to fatigue and mood swings. Contributing emotional factors include feeling sleepdeprived and overwhelmed, leaving women less able to handle even minor problems. “You may be anxious about your ability to care for a newborn. You may feel less attractive or struggle with your sense of identity,” Mayo Clinic authors stated. “You may feel you’ve lost control over your life. Any of these factors can contribute to postpartum depression.” Lastly, a new baby can be demanding, or older siblings could start acting out. Women may have financial problems, difficulty breast feeding, frequent exhaustion, and/or feel they don’t have adequate support from their partners or other loved ones. All of these factors can contribute to postpartum depression. Signs to watch for The following information was posted on the health encyclopedia section of the Virtua Healthcare System website ( Most of the symptoms are the same

as in major depression. Notify your healthcare professional if you have these symptoms. Seek immediate help if you feel overwhelmed and are afraid you may hurt your baby or yourself. Signs to watch for include the following: • agitation and irritability; • decreased appetite; • difficulty concentrating or thinking; • feelings of worthlessness or guilt; • feeling withdrawn, socially isolated or disconnected; • lack of pleasure in all or most activities; • loss of energy but trouble sleeping; • negative feelings toward the baby; • thoughts of death or suicide. Still not sure if you have it? Take the interactive Edinburgh Postnatal Depression screening survey at Where to get help Certain antidepressant medications can be given to breastfeeding mothers, including nortriptyline, paroxetine, and sertraline. Talk with your doctor about which one is right for you. Many communities and healthcare institutions offer support groups for those suffering from postpartum depression. The website for the College of Physicians of Philadelphia ( has a list of local organizations. At the home page, under Local Health Services, in the box “Health Topics,” scroll to Postpartum Depression and hit “search.” You’ll see a list of 65 area health service providers that offer counseling, support services, women’s health information and more on the topic. Another helpful resource is Postpartum Support International (PSI;, a non-profit organization that promotes awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing. PSI has more than 175 Coordinators that provide support, encouragement and information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and can help you connect to resources online or in your community. Visit

Coordinators.aspx, and click on your state. Individual therapists and counselors who specialize in this disorder also can be very helpful. And having good social support from family, friends and coworkers can help reduce the symptoms. For those new moms who aren’t depressed but who’d like to improve their moods, some self-help tactics include getting proper rest, good nutrition, massage, meditation, exercise, help with the baby and other children, and time with a partner or spouse. PSI officials call this “the smiling depression,” in that sufferers may look fine but are distraught within. “Moms often try to put on a happy face even when they feel depressed,” noted PSI officials. “You don't need to tell anyone about your illness unless you’re comfortable doing so. If you are comfortable, start by telling people that things in your life are more difficult than you expected, and even though you don’t have any outward signs to point to like a broken leg, you aren’t feeling like yourself and do appreciate their support.”


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adult lines Meet Hot Local Singles! Browse & Reply Free! 215-878-1888. Straight; 215-8773337 Curious? Free Code 7724, 18+

everything pets Simply the Best Puppies -40 breeds PETLAND FAIRLESS HILLS 215-269-1179

pets/livestock Please be aware Possession of exotic/wild animals may be restricted in some areas.

RAGDOLLCAT, 1.5 year old male, bi-color, S/W. $300. (215)945-7277

Airedale Terrier Pups AKC Family raised vet chkd. Rdy to go. $400 484-623-4267 Alaskan Malamute pups, AKC, Giant, $800+ (908)797.8200 American Pit Bull Xtra Lg Pups & Adults UKC, Champ bloodline, Call Mike 215-407-9458; BEAGLE Pups, AKC, show champion line, f/lemons $500, m/tri $350 215-256-1575 Boston Terrier Pup, M, 2mo. old, family raised, vet chkd, $700/b.o. 267.902.9934 BULL MASTIFF PUPPIES - Must go. Beautiful AKC. 5 mo, fawn, black mask, shots/wormed $400-$600 267.888.1796 CANE CORSO - Female, blue, shots & wormed, $600 (267)902-9934

Cane Corso pups, reg, blue brindle,blue, M/F, p.o.p., $400-$500. 215-360-4727 CANE CORSOS: Blue Brindle, Blue eyed, big boned, Females, $400, 215-526-8146 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Puppies, Retired Adults & Rescues $600-$1800, 215-538-2179 Chesapeake Bay Retriever Pups, AKC, $500, champ, fam raised, (410)482-7376 Chihuahua Puppy: $450 267-879-1321 German Shepherd Puppies, white, reg., 3 mo., $400/ea., 717-687-6592 ext. 3 German Shepherd Pups AKC, Champion Kimon Zeleznicna Policia SR, Czech working lines, 4F/4M, shots/wormed, H/H guarantee, parents avail., ready March 4, $900+. Call 241-447-7615 German Shepherd pups, AKC, F, parents Hip certified, $1000. (856)299-3809 German Shepherd Pups AKC s/w vet chk fam raised, ready 2/25. 717-687-7218 GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, farm raised, shots & wormed, $325. 717-687-5236 GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups: Pure white, fam raised, Call 484-942-6100 Goldendoodles Paper trained, home raised, great with kids, shots. Vet recommended. 610-799-0612 Golden Retriever Puppies for sale. $300 (215)768-5841 Golden Retriever pups, AKC, vet chkd, shots wormed, $650 (610)273.2430 ext 3 Great Dane AKC $1200, Fawn/Brindle. Parents on premises. 302-764-3184

HAVANESE PUPPIES 262-993-0460 JAPANESE CHIN PUP, F, AKC, shots & wormed, ready 3/12, $450. 717-786-4348 Lab pups AKC,OFA,champ, 1 blk, 1 ylw M very smart, hlth guar,s/w, (717)989.1807 Lab Pups yellow AKC Beautiful Litter,vet chkd,s/w, hlth cert $450. 717-471-4261 MALTESE PUP - All white, Female, 3 months, Ready to go! 267-882-6265 Maltese pups, AKC, Ready to go. Call 856-875-6707 MINIATURE PEKINGESE 2YR M. PUPS 8 wks M. All Shots. Trained. 267-351-1270 Olde Enlgish Bulldog pups vet chkd, raised w/kids $800-$1000, 570.366.1188 Pit Bull - 1 year old, red & white fem., house trained, current shots267.738.8806 Pit Bull pups, 8 left,now taking deposits, Call after 4pm. 267-664-5609 Pit Bull Pups, ADBA, 6 mo, M/F, S/W, blk, Bolio, $600. Call 215-834-1247 Pit Bull Pups Blues, Razors Edge UKC reg 2 M, 2 F. $1000. Anthony 215-910-6935 Pit Bull Pups, Kobe Red Nose, pure bred, shots & vet checked. (215)359-7946 Pit Bull Razors Edge 8 mo. F & Red Nose 5 mo. F, w/shots $300/ea.267-977-5970 Pomeranian male 10 wks, vet checked, shots, wormed, $250. (215)638-2646 Poodle Pups: Standard, AKC, home rsd, champ, blk, blue, silver, 609-298-0089 Poodle Pups - Standard, AKC, very loving & affectionate, ready for good loving home, par. on prem, $750, 610-381-2955

Poodle (toy) M & F, blk, cute & playful, $500-$600, shots, wormed 215.880.1731 Shar Pei, AKC, 10 wks, 1 M: lilac, $600, 1 M:choc (rare), $1000, Eric, 609.351.6671 Sheltie pups, AKC, 3M, 5F, vet checked, farm family raised, beautiful markings, ready 2/21, $500. (717)293-2715

Shi-Chon Pups, Males & Females, non-shed cuties. $350. (215)529-5989 SHIH TZU PUPPIES - M/F, AKC Pedigree, 1st shots, vet checked, Happy, healthy pups, 609-576-9014 SHIH TZU PUPPY - Adorable male, 13 weeks old $375. Golden and white with black tips. 610-584-5516

YORKIE pups, 8 wks, Male, shots, papers, adorable, $800. 610-909-0763

2 beautiful oriental short hair cats - 7 yrs old, owner died, free! Must be adopted together, needs vet refs, 267-738-6802

BELGIUM MALINOS M&F, trained guard dogs, friendly, trained in dog sports, 6070 lbs, good for protection. Add’l training available 215-275-1457, 215-233-3322

LOST: Black Sharpie mix male, M & Erie vic, medium build, green collar, REWARD. (267)455-1922 or (215)833-6311

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

career training &education

A CAREER WITH INDEPENDENCE! Take the first steps towards training to become an Electical Technician! High School Diploma or GED required Call Now! 800-982-5752 dept. 234 CHI Institute - Broomall Campus 1991 Sproul Rd, Suite 42,Broomall,PA 19008 Franklin Mills Campus, 177 Franklin Mills Blvd, Phila, PA 19154 Thompson Institute 3010 Market St. Phila, PA 19104


Train for a career in Criminal Justice ! HIgh School Diploma or GED required. *Additional police academy training may be required for law enforcement positions Call Now! 800-982-2543 dept. 234 CHI Institute 177 Franklin Mills Blvd Phila PA 19154 Thompson Institute 3010 Market St., Phila., PA 19104


Train for a career as a Pharmacy Technician! High School Diploma or GED required Call Now for more information! 800-997-4626 dept. 234 CHI Institute - Broomall Campus 1991 Sproul Rd, Suite 42,Broomall,PA 19008 Franklin Mills Campus, 177 Franklin Mills Blvd, Phila, PA 19154


6xx E Thayer St 2 BR Section 8 Ok 215-839-9211 or 732-267-2190

4760 Marple St. 3 BR row $900 bsmnt, garage, Sec. 8 ok, 917-667-4101

South of New Hope 2 BR $1600 Historic, finished attic, w/d, plowing/lawn included, 5 miles to I-95, 215-862-9568

Darby 3 BR/1.5 BA fin bsmnt, w/w, Sec. 8 ok, 610-864-6033 Darby near Main St. 3br/1ba $950+util 1st/last & sec, Sec 8 ok, (610)394-0768


apartment marketplace 221 E. Robat 1 Large br $600+utils 1st & 2nd flr, close to trans 215-456-0972 The Julien Apts- 5600 Ogontz Ave Studio, 1Br& 2Br-Bright & Spacious Apts. 1st Month Free to Qualified Applicants Students,Senior Citizens&Sec 8 Welcome! Call or Come In M-F 9-5pm 215.276.5600

36xx N 19th 1 br & 2br $545-$564+utils 1mo rent,1mo sec, nw renov 610.675.7586

Media/Rose Tree 2Br/2Ba $1,350 close to town, off st prkg. 610-891-6611

Germantown Area - Nice Cozy Rooms Private entry, no drugs. (215)548-6083

Upper Darby 3br/1ba $1175+utils finished basemnt, garage (610)642-5655


1BR & 2BR Apts $690-$815 spacious, great loc., upgraded, heat incl, PHA vouchers accepted 215-966-9371 236 W WALNUT LN effic/1br fr $540 SPECIAL-$99 Sec Deposit! HISTORIC

Apts. Close to transp 215-849-7260

OCEAN CITY 3 BR Half or Full Season Near beach, ocean view, furnished, 2nd floor, A/C, w/d, d/w, tv, 215.317.6379

Brigantine beautiful 2nd flr, 1blk to bch, c/a, w/d, yard, prking, clean, 5.29 to 8.28, $15,500. 856-217-0025

3xx W. Schoolhouse lg 1 BR $750+ 1st fl, priv yard, w/d hkup, 267-688-7397 5220 Wayne Ave. Studio & 1br newly renov 267.767.6959 Lic# 507568 75xx Thouron 1BR $700 renov, exc cond, very nice 856-524-9002 GERMANTOWN Studios, 1 & 2 BR Various $$ Beautiful Apts. 215-849-1622 WALLINGFORD BEAUTIFUL APTS.

GREAT MOVE-IN SPECIALS Gentleman w/Truck Desires Work Moving & Junk Removal. 215-878-7055 If you need tutoring for any subject 610-464-9292 clearly give # twice

real estate sale EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to federal, state and local fair housing laws, which make it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race; color; religion; sex; disability; familial status; (presence of children); national origin; age (Pennsylvania and New Jersey); marital status or sexual orientation (Pennsylvania and New Jersey); or source of income (Philadelphia only) in the sale rental, financing or insuring of housing. This paper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which violates these laws. The law requires that all dwellings advertised be available on an equal opportunity basis. If you believe you have been discriminated against in connection with the sale, rent, financing or insuring of housing or commercial property, call HUD at 1-888-799-2085, TTY 215-656-3450; or fair housing organizations in Philadelphia at 1 - 8 0 0 - K E P T- O U T; Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties at 610-604-4411; Montgomery County at 215-576-7711.

Renovated Homes For Sale: No down payment, credit scores 620+, 484-977-0525

SO. TIER NY FARM DISPERSAL Save $5000-$10,000 2/26 ONLY! State Land, ponds, distressed prices. 1st Time Avail. Beautiful. 866-483-3059

FORECLOSURE AUCTION 60+ Homes Bid Online 3/4 Open House: 2/26, 3/5 & 6 Real Estate Disposition Corporation RE Brkr RB06 7122 Auction Firm RY000927 Mark Buleziuk AU005557

homes for rent 12xx S Newkirk 2 BR $790 newly renovated, SS appliances, Section 8 approved, 215-320-5527 23rd & Morris lg 2 BR $675 newly renovated, must see! 1st/last & 1 mo security, (215)549-2701

13xx S. 51st St 4 BR $950 newly renov, w/w cpt, new kit/ba, across from school, avl immed., 215-715-4157 63xx Buist 3Br/1Ba $775+utils open front porch, fenced backyard, EIK, newly renov. "The Landlord that Cares" Tasha 267.584.5964, Mark 610.764.9739

BOCA RATON, FL - Gorgeous 2br/2ba VILLA. $2500/mo. All One Story. Fully Furn. Pool, Tennis, Golf. Community w/ Gatehouse. Avail. March & April (781)760-0008

apartment marketplace 1216 Federal St. 2Br/1Ba $900 W/D, backyard, hdwd flrs. 215-280-8005 22nd & SNYDER 1 BR $550+gas/elec 1st flr,refs req, 1st/last/sec 856.465.3464 29xx S. 15th St 1 BR $775+ utils 2nd flr, convenient loc, 215-661-9079

9th & Snyder 2 BR $750+utils lrg liv rm, backyd space 610.608.6983 Joe

54xx Woodland Newly Renovated.

1 BR $600+ 610-717-2450

70xx Woodland Ave. 2br $725+utils 1st fl, w/w cpt, appl’s, alarm 215.744.8338

Parkside Area 1br, 2br& 5br $700-$1700 newly renovated, hardwood floors, new appliances. Section 8 OK. 267-324-3197

50th & Baltimore Vic 1BR & Efficiency Clean & convenient to trans,215.748.4848

20xx N. 62nd lg 1 BR/1 BA $650+ elec 3rd flr,nice blk,1st,last & sec,215.878.5056 7212 Haverford Ave 1br $750 2br $850 free heat & h/w, w/d, a/c 215-740-4900

23xx N 17th St Efficiency $445+ elec 1 mo. rent + 1 mo. sec. 215-681-6967 24xx N 33rd St 1BR Ready to move in $600+ $1800 move in. 267-596-0751

1, 2, 3, 4 Bedroom FURNISHED APTS LAUNDRY - PARKING 215-223-7000

33xx N. 15th ST 3br 1ba/ 3br 2ba Shared. $1350/$500per 267-226-2097

Make our home your next home 215-247-5614


DOMINO LN 1 & 2 BR $745-$875 Renov, prkng, DW, near shopping & dining, mve-in special, 1st mo free. 215.500.7808

16xx Murdoch Rd 2 BR $730+ utils no smoking, w/d, near trans, 215.327.2510 67xx Blakemore St 1br $650+ modern, remodeled, no pets 215.477.8769

69xx Ardleigh 2 BR $950+ great loc, gar, w/d, d/w, (215) 514-3960

Mt. Airy Apts @ Great Prices

10 locations. Beautiful Studios, 1 & 2 BR. CALL FOR SPECIALS! 215-247-5614

Germantown: furn rooms, renovated share kitch & BA, $125/wk. 215-514-3960 Hunting Pk Fully Furnished Luxury Rms. Free utils & cable. Avail now 267.331.5382 King of Prussia, retired woman on disability seeks roommate to share 2BR/2BA Apt, $400/mo. 484-831-5081 NORTH PHILA. Room for rent, cable ready. Call 910-305-4971 N. Phila & Germantown Rooms $95/wk + $100 dep. $195 move in, 267-549-4690 S.Phila-26th/Oakford $100/wk-Renov pvt ent, shared bath/kitcH 215.787.7995 SW, N, W Move-in Special! $60-$115/wk room sharing avail, SSI ok (215)220-8877 W Kensington, room for rent, Single occ, $75/wk, hse access, 267-970-4553 W Phila & G-town: newly ren lg,lux rms/ apts, ALL utils incl, SSI ok 267.577.6665

commercial industrial NE Phila: 7104 Frankford Ave - Prime Loc., Any commercial use, 267-496-4955

automotive A6 S Line 2004 95,000 mi, 302-607-4099


BMW 530i 2005 $12,999/obo 70k, auto, reconstruct. title 856.979.4815 Deluxe 528i 1998 $5950 4dr w/sunroof, simply exquisite, orig miles, all extras, regularly serviced, meticulous senior sacrifice, 215-629-0630

21st & 66th Ave 1 BR $595+ utils 1st fl, 3 mo mv-in, refs 215.424.1363 aft 6 Broad Oaks 1br & 2br lndry rm, Discount Special! 215.681.1723 RENOVATED Apts in WEST OAK LANE Clean, Quiet, Upgraded 267-888-8030

Century 2005 $5700 9,000 miles, loaded, clean. 215-850-0061

4642 PENN ST. Efficiency $435-$675 w/w, close to transp. 267-235-5952 4711 Leiper St. 1 BR renovated, lic#493309 (267)767-6959 4840 Oxford Ave Studio, 1br & 2br apts Ldry,24/7 cam 267.767.6959 lic# 214340

Gr. Cherokee Laredo 4x4 2001 $5800bo 113k, insp, x-clean, must see 215.301.6187

3303 Hess St 2br $830 2nd flr, lndry rm, 1 car gar, 215-300-9844 51xx Whitaker Ave 1br $575/mo large 1st flr, 1st, last & sec 609.617.8639 Blvd/Tyson Vic. 2br $700+utils 2nd floor duplex, wall/wall carpet, fridge, a/c, no pets. Please Call (215) 605-9736. Castor Ave Vic. lg 1 BR $695 19111 zip code, w/ amenities, Sec 8 approved, credit & employment verification applies, Contact Russ, 267-249-9982 Fox Chase Chandler 2 BR $800+ 2nd flr w/d hkup,bsmt stor 215.785.0819 Torresdale 1 BR $450+ utils Call 215-752-2611

CHEVY Tahoe 1999 $7500 110K mi, lthr, 4WD, all pwr, 267-243-2399

MKX 2007 $23,500/best offer ONLY 18k , white, hardly driven, garage kept, IMPECCABLE cond 609-425-0159

CLS 500 2006 $36,500/best offer blk, 42k, mint, warr, 1 ownr 609.206.8427 E 550 2010 $55,000 3K miles, loaded including panoramic roof, garage kept. Call (610)636-8558, daily

Marauder 2003 $8,500 silver, black int, 116k mi. 215-500-8570

Nissan Maxima 2008 $17,000 Silver 39000 mi. 908-489-9206

14xx Olney Av New renov 1br $750+ $2250 move in Nr. transp 267-596-0751

home improvement ABSOLUTELY


$150 FULL HOUSE, $100 sofa, loveseat, chair. Up to 750 sq ft. Notice the Difference of a ROTARY DEEP CLEAN! Unlike anyone else 215-407-0121 or 609-670-9904

2xx N. 60th. 3Br/1Ba $875 w/w carpet, new remod., large, spacious. 1st/last/sec., large bsmnt. (215)760-6152

CHIMNEY Repair T Kada & Sons Inc Chimneys cleaned, repaired, rebuilt, relined Fplcs built/repaired. Lic 000572 215-329-1989

924 Edgemore Rd 3br/2ba $1100+utils lovely, refinished basement, porch, parking, quiet street. 215-879-1071

Kitchens, Basements, Bathrooms, Floors Ceramic Tile, Painting. Free Estimates Lic. #13VH03806600 (215)939-0001

23xx N. 18th 4-5 BR/2 BA mod. kitchen, Sec 8 OK. 215-432-3040 2nd & Diamond 2br $730+util really nice, newly renov, 215-365-4567 31xx N Bambrey St 2br $700 luxury, new kitch & ba, ceramic tile, hdwd flrs, recessed lighting, (215)989-9553

Immediate Service, Lowest prices in city. 40 yrs exp. Lic#16054. (215)519-9008.

35xx N. Sydenham St. 4br/1.5ba avail for students & sec 8. 215-783-0328

Broad & Wyoming Area/West Phila, $110/week, fully furnished, private entrance, $200 sec., 267-784-9284 C.B. Moore & 24th clean, single occpant, income verif $450/mo RJ 215-730-1613 G & Allegheny furn rm bed refrig micro $100/wk $235 move-in. 267-650-8427 GERMANTOWN $450/Mo. Room w/pvt bath & cable tv, Avail now 267.581.9656


UPPER DARBY 2 BR/1 BA 353 Long Lane, 1st floor, hardwood floors, beautiful location, 484-557-0098

Lower Merion 2br $950+utils beautiful apt, garage, d/w, w/d, xtra storage, convenient commute 610-613-4359

Cheltenham 1br $749 includes h/w, Beautiful apt, great schools & close to pub trans (215)395-6607 Willow Grove nice 1BR $750+utils & sec. private balcony, small dining rm, EIK, nice size living rm, No pets. (215)646-7982

14xx N 53rd St. Room, Shared kitchen & bath, $100/wk. 215-868-0481 17th & Erie small Furn bed, refrig, micro $70/wk $235 move in. 215-416-6538 23xx N 26th St Furn Rms, weekly or monthly, $200-$500 mvn 267-342-2164 28xx N 27th St.: Furnished room, utils included, $100/wk, SSI ok, 267-819-5683 38xx N. 15th: lg furn rm, shared kit/ba, $100/wk, $300 sec, 267-809-7866 40XX HAVERFORD AVE. Seniors Place Rooms from $400/mo. 215-349-6624 42xx Paul St. furn $120/wk. 1 wk rent + 2 wk sec. 609.617.8639, 856.464.0933 56th & Walnut: lg clean rooms, kitchen priveieges, $125/wk, 484-231-1509 56xx Warrington lg room, clean & quiet, $200/bi-wkly, $400/mo (215)668-3591

60th & Race, 13th & York, 21st & McKean, 15th & Clearfield 267.506.4006

Versa (Sedan) 2010 $9800 15k, exc cond, factory warr. 215-533-7655

Cayman S 2006 $39,900 blk/blk, 16k, nav sys, loaded 215.620.6857

FORESTER XT Limited 2009 $23,750 28,000 miles, still under new car warranty. 609-465-6554

SIENA 2007 $15,000 24k mi, 7 seater, maroon, 215-888-3703 Sienna LE 2006 $12,900 only 19k miles, 6 CD changer, super clean, must see, rarely driven, (215)416-3296


ALPHA CONVERTER Inc. Sell Them Direct, Buyers of Scrap Cata lytic Converters - Batteries - Aluminum Rims - Auto Rads. Call 856-357-3972 Top Dollar Paid 4 Junk Cars/ Heavy Duty Trucks, Lost Title Ok/ Mark 215-370-5419 WE BUY JUNK CARS ! TOP$$$ - Cash on the Spot! Free Pick-up! Any Condi tion! WE SELL USED CAR PARTS. 215-429-8336.

Chrysler Town Country 2006 $9750 insp,fully loaded, 70K miles 215.400.1568

65xx Gesner St. Nice Rooms for Rent $100-$125/wk, 267-738-0834

15xx Ruscomb St 3 BR/1 BA $850+utils porch, rear deck, Sec 8 OK 267-992-3233

18xx Waterloo 1 BR+den $575+ utils yard, wall to wall, 215-836-1960 30xx Joyce St. 3 BR $725+ utils All appls, Ready March. 1, 215-796-8715

Painting-Int./Ext. Lic./Ins. Dry wall, ceiling repairs Free est 215-939-3624

Mi-Terra Custom Interiors, "The affordable remodeling solution" 215.681.4045

A1 Quality well maintained Rooms Univ City, N & W Phila $125/wk 610.667.0101 All Areas: Furnished Rooms $125/wk No Crdit Ck, move in today 267-499-6847 Allegheny, near L train, furn, quiet, $90/week, $270 sec dep (609) 703-4266

A1 PRICES FOR JUNK CARS FREE TOW ING , Call (215) 726-9053

ALL CA$H Today All Cycles & ATVs 215-639-3100

NJ C11

low cost cars & trucks Audi A4 1999 $4000 AWD,green,great con,150K 484.574.8590 Buick LeSabre 1998 $4,300 65K, mint, 1 owner, 4 door. 609-352-2723 Chevrolet Lumina 1997 $2200/OBO 62k mis, loaded, runs great 215-934-6364 Chevy Malibu 2000 $2,699 clean in/out, runs gd, insp 215-852-8394 Ford E-150 1998 $2500 Econoline Van. obo 610-639-4710 FORD F-150 Pick Up 1992 $1,550 auto, long bed, runs strong 215-620-9383 Honda Accord EX V6 Coupe 2000 $2800 auto, pwr, a/c, snrf, runs gd 267.342.4263 Honda Accord Inspire SE 1993 $1,950 4 dr, auto, all pwrs, run exc 215.620.9383 Honda Accord LX 1998 $3590 sunroof, runs great, insp. 215-432-4580 Lincoln Towncar Cartier 1997 $3990 leather, sunroof, low miles, 215-432-4580 LINC Town Car Exec 2000 $5000/obo 161K mi, clean, exc cond, 215-919-6629 MERC Sable 1997 $1700obo Runs Good. 215-917-2262

NISSAN Altima 1994 $900 OBO auto,146K,needs TLC,rns gd 267.825.2315 Olds Aurora 2001 $3,900 94K, new AC & battery, lthr 610.534.9483 Olds Cutlass Supreme 1993 $1,250 auto, all powers, runs exc., 215-620-9383 PONT Grand Prix 2002 $3500 runs good,cln in/out,PW,a/c 215.852.8394 Pontiac Bonneville 1997 $2950 140k, loaded, leather, sunrf 267.784.9284 Pontiac Montana 2001 $3,499 1 owner, 3rd row, tv, clean 215-852-8394 TOYOTA CAMRY V6 1995 $1800 obo rns strong,nds exhaust,221K 610.348.1202 Toyota Carolla LE 1999 $4500 68K, 4 cyl, auto, new insp.610-203-6561 VOLKSWAGON JETTA 2003 $4200/obo good cond, 102,000 mi, sunroof. 215-848-4272 or 215-900-0524 Volvo S70 1999 $2300/obo insp, runs great, loaded (267)441-4612 VW Jetta GL 2001 $3900 103k, 5spd, cruise, mnroof, a/c, p/w, tilt wheel, new tires & brakes 609.492.5199

legal notices Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Air Quality Public Notice Intent to Issue Plan Approvals and Intent to Issue or Amend Operating Permits under the Air Pollution Control Act (35 P.S. §§ 40014015) and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127, Subchap ter B. These actions may include the admin istrative amendments of an associated operating permit. Central Office: Bureau of Air Quality, 12th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468. Contact: Krishnan Ramamurthy, Chief, Division of Permits, (717) 787-4325 ER AMS 09502: Philadelphia International Airport (City of Philadelphia, PA 19153) granting Airport Emission Reduction Credits (AERC) for 91.958 tons of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), 1233.63 tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx), 88.346 tons of particulate matter less than or equal to 10 micrometers in diameter (PM10), 86.939 tons of particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5), and 1518.409 tons of carbon monoxide (CO) during the 20-year life of the low-emission ground support equipment. In accordance with applicable provisions in 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127 (relating to construction, modification, reactivation, and operation of sources), the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (the Department) intends to issue a Plan Approval to Philadelphia International Airport authorizing the use of the AERCs. These credits will be granted for the 20-year useful life of the six (6) Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) Program projects including low-emission ground support equipment specified in "VALE Equipment Acquisition Inventory" and supporting documents submitted by the Philadelphia International Airport on April 5, 2010. The Department has determined that the estimated emission reductions meet AERC requirements in accordance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) "Guidance on Airport Emissions Reduction Credits for Early Measures through Voluntary Airport Low Emission Programs." Upon the issuance of a plan approval, these AERCs will be enforceable by the EPA, PADEP, and Philadelphia Air Management Services. Pursuant to 25 Pa. Code Section 127.207(5)(vi), this plan approval will be submitted to EPA for approval as a revision to the State Implementation Plan. A copy of the proposed plan approval and supporting documents will be made available on the Department’s Web site at (DEP Keyword: Public Participation; select Proposals Open for Comment). A copy of the proposed plan approval may also be obtained by contacting Jeanette Van Skike, Division of Permits, Bureau of Air Quality, 12th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 171058468, (717) 787-4325. TDD users may telephone the Department through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service, (800) 654-5984. The Department requests written comments on the proposed plan approval by April 2, 2011. Comments received by facsimile will not be accepted. Notice and opportunity for comment will also be provided to the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the States of Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey. Interested persons may submit written comments, suggestions, or objections to Krishnan Ramamurthy, Chief, Division of Permits, Bureau of Air Quality, 12th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468, (717) 787-4325. The Department will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed SIP revision, only if a request for a public hearing is received from a member of the public. A request for a public hearing must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. If a request for a public hearing is received by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, the public hearing will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at the Department’s Southeast Regional Office, 2 East Main Street, Norristown, Pennsylvania. If no request for public hearing is received by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, the hearing will be cancelled and notice of the cancellation will be posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the Department’s Web site at ((DEP Keyword: Public Participation; select Proposals Open for Comment). Interested parties may also call (717) 787-4325 to find out if the hearing has been cancelled. NOTICE To: Michael Sinatra A Petition has been filed asking the Court to put an end to all rights you have to your child, Fatima Aziz born to Maya Royal on 6/30/1998. The Court has set a hearing to consider ending your rights to your child. That hearing will be held in the Lycoming County Court House, in Court Room No. 3, 48 West Third Street, Williamsport, Pennsylvania on March 23, 2011 at 8:45 A.M. If you do not appear at this hearing the Court may decide that you are not interested in retaining your rights to your child and your failure to appear may affect the Court’s decision on whether to end your rights to your child. You are warned that even if you fail to appear at the scheduled hearing, the hearing will go on without you and your rights to your child may be ended by the Court without your being present. Contact Lycoming Children and Youth, 200 East Street, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701 or phone (800) 525-7938 or (570) 326-7895. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO BE REPRESENTED AT THAT HEARING BY A LAWYER. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW TO FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAN GET LEGAL HELP. PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE Lycoming County Court House 48 West Third Street Williamsport, PA 17701 (570) 327-2367

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011


SOCIAL CIRCUIT A look at the social events, galas, functions and fund-raisers in the area. BY



Daniel Burke Photography

At the Heart of Philadelphia gala: (from left) Sherry

Varrelman, auction chair; former Gov. Ed Rendell, honoree; Dr. Brandy Patterson; and Dr. Richard P. Shannon, medical chair.

Hearts and flowers The American Heart Association held its annual Heart of Philadelphia gala Feb. 12 at Urban Outfitters’ headquarters at the Navy Yard, raising $1 million for local cardiovascular and stroke research. The black-tie event, attended by 575 guests, honored former Gov. Ed Rendell with the Heart Bob Cobuzzi and his wife, Anne, affiliate board president, of Philadelphia Award and Dr. Andrew S. American Heart Association. Wechsler of Drexel University’s Drexel College of Medicine with the Edward S. Cooper, M.D. Award. Among the top auction items were a trip for four to the Ongava Game Reserve in Namibia that went twice for $5,500, and 16 tickets to a Phillies game in the Day & Zimmermann suite at Citizens Bank Park ($4,000).

RON TARVER / Staff Photographer

Connie and Joe Smukler were honored for their philanthropy by the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia at a dinner for 400 and a tribute performance of “The Thomashefskys: Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater.”

Lana and Bernard Dishler were event cochairs of the evening paying tribute to the Smuklers.

Marlene and Norman Zarwin at the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia celebration at the Kimmel Center.

At the Heart of Phila. gala: (from left) Manny Stamatakis; Kellie Vargo; Karen Dougherty Buchholz, American Heart Association board member, and her husband, Carl.

Joe Jacovini (left), American Heart Association board chair,

and his wife, Anne; Donna Wechsler and her husband, award recipient Dr. Andrew S. Wechsler.

Leonard Barrack, Jewish Federation president, and Lynne Barrack were event cochairs.

Spotlight on the Smuklers

Connie and Joe Smukler were honored Feb. 15 at the Kimmel Center at a dinner and tribute performance presented by the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia. The evening, which began with cock- Claire Reichlin and D. Walter Cohen tails and dinner also were event cochairs. for 400 guests, featured “The Thomashefskys: Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater,” a production performed by conductor and narrator Michael Tilson Thomas, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and four Broadway actors before an audience of 2,000. The evening recognized the philanthropic contributions the Smuklers have made to the local and worldwide Jewish community for the last 50 years.


At the Wilma’s Theater Lovers Fete were (from left) John Ryan; his wife, Mary Gregg; Dianne Semingson, Wilma board member, and her husband, Craig Lewis.

John Chin, executive director of ALAN CHIEN

Cecilia Moy Yep with the Philadelphia Suns lion dancers

Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corp.

celebrating Chinese New Year at a banquet hosted by the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corp.

Blanka Zizka, the Wilma’s artistic director, and David Loder, vice chair of the theater’s board.

Year of the Rabbit In celebration of the Year of the Rabbit, the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corp. hosted its annual Chinese New Year banquet Feb. 11 at the Ocean City Restaurant in Chinatown. The occasion, with its theme of “Looking Back, Looking Forward,” marked the 45th anniversary of PCDC, founded in 1966 by Cecilia Moy Yep, George Moy, and Anthony J. Wong to preserve, promote, and protect Chinatown. Citizens Bank regional president and CEO Daniel K. Fitzpatrick received PCDC’s community service award. The evening’s 480 guests raised more than $100,000 for the nonprofit. See more photographs at “Social Circuit” appears in Style & Soul on Wednesdays. Contact Caroline Stewart at 215-854-5747 or at

Life is a cabaret The Bearded Ladies

gave a cabaret performance for the 150 guests at the gala, which raised more than $60,000.

From left: Honoree Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, Citizens Bank regional president and CEO; and Anthony J. Wong and George Moy, both PCDC cofounders and board members.

Michael Whistler and

Linda Glickstein, Wilma board member, at the theater benefit, with a Parisian theme.

The Wilma Theater held its first Theater Lovers Fete benefit Feb. 11 at the Doubletree Hotel. The 150 guests enjoyed a cabaret performance by the Bearded Ladies, danced to Leroy Hawkes and the Hipnotics, and tried their luck at blackjack, roulette, and poker. The event, chaired by Mary Rucci of Aramark, honored former Gov. Ed Rendell with its Wilma Star Award. The Parisian-themed gala raised more than $60,000 for the theater.

The Inquirer

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Knicks pay high price for Anthony. D5


Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 ★ Section D

Castillo’s long journey

The Eagles defensive coordinator has overcome adversity on his way to the top. By Jonathan Tamari


Juan Castillo’s path to the NFL started with beheaded shrimp. At a seafood-packing house on the Gulf of Mexico, Castillo held his first job, donning gloves too big for his 8-year-old hands, thumbing the heads off shrimp and dropping the bodies into a bin. Paid by the pound, he quickly saw the importance of working fast — and hard. There was a technique to it, and soon Castillo could use two hands at once. He’d line up with his mother and grand-

mother at 3 or 4 in the morning to secure a prime spot near the front of the conveyor belt that brought the shrimp in. “I didn’t really know anything different,” Castillo said. That raw effort and capacity for work has sustained a football career that began in a small town near the Mexican border and has led to the Eagles defensive coordinator job. But hustle and drive alone don’t erase the huge question looming over Castillo’s recent promotion: Can the Eagles really expect a defensive revival from a man

who spent the last 21 years on offense? With its high-scoring ways, the team has Super Bowl hopes. But it has turned the defense over to a man who last coached on that side of the ball at a Texas high school in 1989. If you ask Castillo, 51, how he’ll overcome the skepticism, he tells his life story. And if you ask him about his life story, what emergSee CASTILLO on D9 ¢ Phil Sheridan: Fans should take an interest in the NFL’s labor dispute. A2.

AKIRA SUWA / Staff Photographer

Juan Castillo, who was the Birds’ offensive line coach

before taking over as defensive coordinator, says he’s ready: “All my life has been about challenges,” he says.

Flyers lose the game and blue liner

Money’s Werth?

They tied it late but fell to the Coyotes in OT. Oskars Bartulis, in for the injured Sean O’Donnell, was hurt. By Sam Carchidi


DAVID J. PHILLIP / Associated Press

A smiling, bearded Jayson Werth talks with teammate Rick Ankiel (left) before the start of a Washington Nationals spring-training workout.

For ex-Phillie Jayson Werth, baseball is about business.

Chad still hanging, could join Phillies Inside

By Matt Gelb


CLEARWATER, Fla. — With Grapefruit League games just days away from beginning, former Phillie Chad Durbin is still without a job. While the Phillies pulled their offer of a majorleague deal to Durbin weeks ago, the door is still not closed on a possible return for Durbin, a baseball source said Tuesday. Durbin’s agent, Dan Horwits, remains engaged with two teams on a possible major-league deal, but no offers have been made, the source said. If nothing moves on that front, Durbin could come to Phillies camp on a minor-league contract. The source said Durbin hopes to have his destination picked in the next 48 hours because most See DURBIN on D8

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Phillies Online Follow the Phillies at spring training every day at springtraining. Read “The Phillies Zone” at pzone.

VIERA, Fla. — This was the first day of the rest of Jayson Werth’s baseball life, and it should be fascinating to follow. In essence, the former Phillies rightfielder has gone from supporting actor in a blockbuster movie to a lead role with a fledgling production company that believes he has the star quality to help fill the theater in Washington, known as Nationals Park. At some point, we will find out if he is Kevin Spacey, David Caruso or something in between. Day One on the fields just beyond Space Coast Stadium could not begin to provide


the answer. This was still the honeymoon phase for Werth in Washington. After smashing some home runs off the batting cage roofs at the Nationals’ practice facility, third baseman Ryan Zimmerman said Werth could foot the bill for any damage done. With his seven-year, $126 million contract, the bearded outfielder could build a new batting cage and fill it with swimming pools and movie stars. We don’t know, howevSee WERTH on D8

For the second straight game, the Flyers were shorthanded because of an injury to one of their defensemen. This time, they couldn’t overcome it. Captain Shane Doan scored a power-play goal with 2 minutes, 19 seconds left in overtime Tuesday night, lifting Phoenix to a 3-2 win before a Coyotes 3 sellout crowd at 2 the Wells Fargo Flyers (Overtime) Center. The Coyotes, Next: Islanders who won their at Flyers, eighth straight, Thursday at had a four-on- 7 p.m. three advantage TV: CSN because of a hooking penalty to Kimmo Timonen, an infraction that had coach Peter Laviolette seething at the officials. “I didn’t like that one and a lot of others,” Laviolette said. With their goalie pulled for an extra attacker, the Flyers tied it at 2 when Claude Giroux scored on his own rebound with 1:13 left in regulation. A joy-struck Giroux punched the air in jubilation after the hardearned goal, his 21st of the season. “I just tried to get it on net because a lot of guys were around,” said Giroux, who had a career-high eight shots. Defenseman Oskars Bartulis, who was subbing for the injured Sean O’Donnell (knee), suffered a shoulder injury when he was run into by former Flyer Scottie Upshall early in the second period. See FLYERS on D6

No other Owl has ever relinquished his senior year of eligibility.

Wilkerson’s move is a first for Temple By Kevin Tatum


Janice Wilkerson remembers very well the day her son, Muhammad, told her that he was ready to make himself available for the 2011 NFL draft. “He came in and said, ‘I’m done,’ ” Janice Wilkerson said. “We had a talk, and I told him that if he was that confident, that I was behind him 100 percent.”

The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Muhammad Wilkerson has given up his senior year of eligibility to enter the draft, the first Temple player to do so. He is projected by draft experts to be at least a second-round pick, and maybe a first-rounder. Wilkerson, 21, twice was named to the Mid-American Conference first team as a defensive tackle. Temple has had its share of NFL players.

Six former Owls were on NFL rosters last season, including four from the 2009 team, on which Wilkerson was a sophomore. In his quest to join his former teammates on the next level, Wilkerson will report to the NFL combine in Indianapolis on Friday. Top prospects are invited to the combine to work out in front of representatives from all 32 teams. Also among the See WILKERSON on D9

Photo courtesy of Muhammad Wilkerson

Defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson, in Atlanta preparing for the NFL combine, is leaving Temple early to enter the draft.


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VIEWPOINTS No more slump It appears that Temple’s Juan Fernandez is over his slump. The junior point guard shot 70.6 percent from the field (12 of 17) en route to averaging 16 points in the last two games. He also made 62.5 percent (5 of 8) of his three-point attempts in those victories.

Owls drop in poll Apparently wins over Atlantic Ten foes Richmond and St. Joseph’s didn’t impress the Associated Press voters in the least. How else can you explain Temple dropping one spot to No. 24 in the AP poll after receiving 199 votes? St. John’s, which was unranked, took over No. 23 after upsetting fourth-ranked Pittsburgh.

The Great Bernardini

Penn guard Tyler Bernardini had a memorable weekend for the Quakers. On Friday, the senior made 6 of 8 three-pointers to finish with a game-high 26 points to lead the Quakers to a 70-62 Ivy League victory at Brown. Then, on the next night, he led Penn with 16 points in a 60-58 league win at Yale. For his efforts, he was named player of the week by both the Big Five and the Ivy League.

What happened to Villanova? The Wildcats headed into the new year as one of the Top 10 teams in the nation. Villanova is still ranked, but for how long? The 15th-ranked Wildcats have lost three of their last five games. Their only victories during that time came against struggling Seton Hall and DePaul. With remaining games against St. John’s, at No. 9 Notre Dame, and at No. 4 Pittsburgh, there is a chance Villanova won’t win another regular-season game.

Ruffin, a fabulous frosh

The Colonial Athletic Association might want to consider giving its rookie of the year trophy to Drexel’s Dartaye Ruffin before the regular season is over. That’s because all signs lead to the 6-8 forward winning the award. On Monday, Ruffin was named CAA rookie of the week for the fifth time this season after posting double-doubles in last week’s games against the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Kent State. He tied a career-high with 16 points to go with 13 rebounds against UNCW. Then, he followed that up with 10 points and 11 rebounds against Kent State. — Keith Pompey

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


The latest in men’s basketball from the Big Five (St. Joe’s, Temple, Villanova, Penn, La Salle) and Drexel

Flint’s 40% solution Drexel usually wins when shooting 40 percent or better.

FIVETOPICS 1. A shot if they shoot

Referring to his team’s struggles to make a shot, Drexel coach Bruiser Flint has said it all year. “If we can shoot in the 40s, then we have a chance to win the game because of the way we play defensively,” he said. And he’s correct. In their 73-66 BracketBusters win on Friday over Kent State, the Dragons hit 44.1 percent from the field, improving their record to 13-2 in games in which they have made 40 percent of their field-goal attempts or better. They are 5-7 when shooting worse than 40 percent. “We finally made a couple of shots [against Kent State] in a game instead of shooting 30 percent every time out,” Flint said.

4. The young get older

St. Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli does it every day watching his young team on the practice court. “I’m looking for those sparks that would lead me to believe that, in the preseason next year,

With 10 days left in the Big East regular season, the conference standings look more crowded than the Schuylkill Expressway at rush hour. The gap between fourth place and 11th place is 21/2 games following Louisville’s 55-37 victory Tuesday night over host Rutgers. Villanova is seventh after its loss Monday night to Syracuse. The top four teams in the final standings receive a two-round bye into the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament; the next four get a bye into the second round. But there are two teams in the top 10 — where Villanova could still end up — who won’t get a bye, meaning they’d have to win five games in five days to go home with the championship trophy, and presumably return a few days later for the NCAA tournament running on fumes. Conference L Pct. 2 .857 4 .714 5 .667 5 .643 5 .667 6 .625 6 .600 6 .571 6 .571 6 .571 7 .500 10 .333 10 .286 11 .214 13 .133 13 .071

W 24 21 21 21 17 23 21 17 21 20 16 11 13 14 8 7

Overall L 3 5 6 7 9 6 7 9 6 6 11 16 13 13 20 19

Pct. .889 .808 .778 .741 .654 .793 .750 .654 .778 .769 .593 .407 .500 .519 .286 .269

Atlantic Ten Conference

RON CORTES / Staff Photographer

Bruiser Flint’s Drexel team is only 5-7 when it makes less than 40 percent of its shots. The Dragons are 13-2 when shooting better than that.

kicked the way we’ve been kicked, and down, competitors respond to, basically, that kind of embarrassment,” he said.

3. 1,000 and counting

It was quite a few days for Penn senior Tyler Bernardini. He knocked down six three-point baskets in eight attempts en route to 26 points on Friday night, gained his 1,000th career point on Saturday night, and received player of the week honors from both the Big Five and the Ivy League on Monday. Bernardini, who became the 37th Quaker to reach 1,000 points and the third this season, joining Jack Eggleston and Zack Rosen, shot 56.7 percent from the field and 53.3 percent from beyond the arc during the weekend while averaging 21.0 points.

Big East Conference

W Pittsburgh ………12 Notre Dame ………10 Georgetown ……10 Louisville …………10 St. John’s …………10 Syracuse …………10 Villanova …………9 West Virginia ……8 Cincinnati …………8 Connecticut ………8 Marquette …………7 Seton Hall …………5 Rutgers ……………4 Providence ………3 South Florida ……2 DePaul ……………1

2. Valuable lessons

La Salle’s season has fallen short of expectations but its freshmen have received beneficial playing time that will help the Explorers in the long run. Coach John Giannini was particularly eager to see how first-year guard Sam Mills would fare against Atlantic Ten Conference player of the year candidate Tu Holloway in Tuesday night’s game at Xavier. “I’m excited for a guy like Sam to guard a guy like Holloway because not only do I think he can do a good job, but I think it’s the kind of experience that’s going to make him better moving forward,” he said, adding that will help “get us back to being a good team in the A-10.”


5. Basketball, Dutch style

STEVEN M. FALK / Staff Photographer

St. Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli is

hoping his young 7-19 team is gaining much-needed experience. there’s going to be those jumps that are necessary” to improve, he said. Each player has a facet of his game where Martelli would like to see him get better, such as 6-foot-11 freshman C.J. Aiken on offense. In addition, as a team, he hopes that the lumps the Hawks have taken light a fire under his team as well. “When they’ve been

Losing Scootie Randall and Michael Eric in the space of a few days has left Temple short of big men as tournament time approaches. But coach Fran Dunphy has one more big on his bench, 6-9 graduate student Dutch Gaitley, and he says he “would not be afraid” to use him in spot duty. Gaitley played for three years at Monmouth, averaging 1.2 points and 3.8 rebounds last season, before graduating and electing to use his final year of eligibility at Temple, where he has yet to score in seven games. “While he hasn’t played very much, he’s been a tremendous guy at practice, a great leader for us, tremendous on the bench,” Dunphy said. Contact staff writer Joe Juliano at 215-854-4494 or

Temple has a chance to raise the stature of the A-10 in Wednesday’s game at No. 1 Duke. The Owls need help if they’re to overtake Xavier for the top seed in the A-10 tourney. The Musketeers would own the tiebreaker. St. Joseph’s and Charlotte are fighting for the final playoff berth. La Salle is locked into a first-round road game in the A-10 tournament. Conference W L Pct. Xavier …………12 1 .917 Temple ……………11 2 .846 Richmond ………10 3 .769 Duquesne ………9 3 .750 Rhode Island ……7 5 .583 G. Washington ……7 5 .583 Dayton ……………7 6 .538 UMass …………6 6 .500 St. Bonaventure …6 6 .500 La Salle ……………4 9 .333 Saint Louis ………4 9 .308 Charlotte ………2 10 .167 St. Joseph’s ………2 10 .167 Fordham ………0 12 .000 Tuesday’s games not included

W 21 21 21 17 16 14 19 14 14 12 7 10 7 6

Overall L 6 5 7 8 10 12 9 11 11 16 18 16 19 18

Pct. .769 .808 .750 .680 .615 .520 .679 .560 .560 .444 .280 .385 .269 .250

Colonial Athletic Association

Drexel will likely finish fifth or sixth in the league. The Dragons have two games left, one being Saturday at Towson, which is winless in the CAA. James Madison, which is tied with Drexel, faces the two worst teams in the league — Towson and William & Mary. W George Mason 14 Old Dominion ……12 VCU ……………12 Hofstra ……………12 James Madison …9 Drexel ……………9 UNC Wilmington …7 Delaware …………7 Georgia St. ………6 Northeastern ……5 William & Mary ……3 Towson ……………0

Conference L Pct. 2 .875 4 .750 4 .750 4 .750 7 .563 7 .563 9 .438 9 .438 10 .375 11 .313 13 .188 16 .000

W 22 21 20 18 19 17 13 12 11 9 7 4

Overall L 5 6 8 9 9 9 14 14 15 18 20 22

Pct. .815 .778 .714 .667 .679 .654 .481 .462 .423 .333 .259 .154

For Owls, winning La Salle can score, but cannot defend isn’t everything

YONG KIM / Staff Photographer

Temple’s Scootie Randall, who has

been out with an injured right foot, is sorely missed by the Owls.

This Week’s Games WEDNESDAY ¢ Temple at Duke, 7 ¢ St. Joseph’s at UMass, 7 ¢ VCU at Drexel, 7

FRIDAY Columbia at Penn, 7

SATURDAY ¢ Temple at G. Washington, 2 ¢ St. John’s at Villanova, 2 ¢ St. Bonaventure at St. Joseph’s, 4 ¢ Drexel at Towson, 4 ¢ Cornell at Penn, 7

SUNDAY UMass at La Salle, 2

MONDAY Villanova at Notre Dame, 7

Why play Duke? As the nation’s 24th-ranked program, Temple doesn’t need this game to garner national exposure. The three-time defending Atlantic Ten champion already has wins over two teams — Georgetown (5) and Georgia (37) — currently in the RPI Top 50. Even though they were losses, the Owls still get credit for facing three other current Top 50 programs — Xavier (23), Texas A&M (26), and Villanova (28). Why play Duke? “It should be a bloodbath,” diehard Temple hoops fan Matthew Mirro tweeted about Wednesday’s game against the top-ranked Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Like some others, he believes the game is meaningless. And that Temple, which will play without two injured starters, will get exposed. Without center Micheal Eric (right


By Keith Pompey kneecap fracture) and swingman Scootie Randall (injured right foot) the Owls don’t have a chance of snapping Duke’s home winning streaks: 34 games overall, and 85 nonconference games. In fact, the game could turn into rout if Temple point guard Juan Fernandez and power forward Lavoy Allen don’t produce. “Who has more to lose Wednesday? The answer is obvious,” Mirro tweeted. So, why play Duke? Because this appears to be the best test for a team looking to make a splash in the NCAAs. It will be a barometer that shows where they are and what they need to do to make noise in the NCAA tournament. That’s why Temple is playing Duke. Contact staff writer Keith Pompey at 610-313-8029 or

Question: How can a team that ranks among the top three in its conference in six offensive categories, including second in scoring, first in offensive rebounds, and third in three-point shooting, fail to earn home-court advantage for the first round of the Atlantic Ten tourney? Answer: Bad defense. That’s the state of La Salle basketball this season. The Explorers continue to be the most puzzling team in the A-10. They can score with anyone, but prolific offense doesn’t matter if the defense doesn’t come up with stops during a game’s decisive moments. They have lost a remarkable eight games by five or fewer points. Six of those losses were in conference play. If the defense had come up with enough stops in four of those games, La Salle would be fighting for a


By Ray Parrillo first-round bye. The Explorers certainly have the foot speed to be good defenders. It seems coach John Giannini has tried everything to improve the defense. He has preached commitment and better communication until he’s blue in the face. He has played zone. He has held players such as Aaric Murray and Ruben Guillandeaux accountable for ineffective defense. He has benched Murray and he sat Guillandeaux the entire second half in Saturday’s 82-80 loss to George Washington. The Explorers’ best defender is tenacious guard Sam Mills. Problem is, Mills is a freshman, so he’s hardly in a position to lead. Contact staff writer Ray Parrillo at 215-854-2743 or

RON CORTES / Staff Photographer

Penn’s Tyler Bernardini picks up a

goaltending call against Davidson. The Quakers are 11-12 overall.

Ivy League

Three big games to watch, two involving Penn: The Quakers are at Harvard on March 4; Princeton is at Harvard on March 5, which looks like it will be for the Ivy League title; and Princeton plays Penn at the Palestra in the season finale. So the Quakers may have a lot to say on who gets the NCAA berth. W Harvard ……………9 Princeton …………8 Penn ………………5 Yale ………………5 Columbia …………5 Cornell ……………3 Brown ……………3 Dartmouth ………1

Conference L Pct. 1 .900 1 .889 4 .556 5 .500 5 .500 7 .300 7 .300 9 .100

W 20 20 11 12 14 7 10 5

Overall L 4 5 12 12 10 17 14 19

Pct. .833 .800 .478 .500 .583 .292 .417 .208

Wednesday, February 23, 2011




Next for Owls, Cameron arena

Utterly lost Explorers discover a new low

With two starters out, Temple will meet top-ranked Duke and its rowdy, faithful fans.

In worst loss of season, La Salle barely got above 60 while Xavier roared from 0 to 100. By Courtney Ratkowiak FOR THE INQUIRER

CINCINNATI — Aaric Murray drove down the floor and set up for a shot, but he couldn’t seem to get the ball above his shoulders. As he fumbled with the ball, Xavier’s leading scorer, Tu Holloway, quickly poked it out of Murray’s hands. Murray and his La Salle teammates, La Salle 62 looking shellXavier 100 shocked, hung back in their zone while Holloway fed the ball to teammate Mark Lyons. Lyons emphatically dunked the ball as La Salle coach John Giannini sank onto the bench. “Wow,” he mouthed. The Musketeers had a 21-point lead — less than eight minutes into the game. La Salle’s shooting woes and Xavier’s hot offense were a lethal combination Tuesday night for the Explorers, who continued their slump with a 100-62 loss, their worst of the season. “It was the most noncompetitive game that I’ve been a part of since I started playing basketball as a 12-year-old or 13-yearold,” Giannini said. “This was about as lopsided as you get. And it’s an awful feeling.” La Salle (12-16, 4-9 Atlantic Ten) came to Cincinnati having lost four of its last five games, and No. 25 Xavier (21-6, 12-1) seemed determined to make up for Saturday’s sloppy win against A-10 doormat Fordham. The Musketeers came out with two dunks in the game’s first two-and-a-half minutes, and La Salle quickly fell behind, 14-2. The Explorers looked clumsy and disjointed from the start, taking shots early in the clock and running down the court


AL BERMAN / Associated Press

La Salle’s Tyreek Duren drives as Xavier’s Tu Holloway applies pressure. Duren led the hapless

Explorers, who trailed by 40 or more points through much of the second half, with 18 points. La Salle Xavier

Totals 200 19-53 19-24 7-22 9 18 62 Percentages: FG .358, FT .792. 3-Point Goals: 5-24, .208 (Guillandeaux 3-8, Duren 1-1, Murray 1-3, Pettis 0-1, Weingarten 0-1, Mills 0-2, Williams 0-3, Stefan 0-5). Team Rebounds: 0. Blocked Shots: 1 (Murray). Turnovers: 16 (Duren 3, Williams 3, Stefan 2, White 2, Guillandeaux 2, Murray 2, Mills). Steals: 6 (Murray 2, Williams 2, Duren, Weingarten). Technical Fouls: Murray.

FG FT Reb XAVIER Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Robinson 27 8-10 6-7 1-1 0 3 22 McLean 18 5-7 2-2 3-5 1 1 12 Holloway 35 2-6 6-6 1-9 15 1 12 Frease 23 4-6 2-2 2-9 4 2 10 Jackson 28 3-6 0-0 0-2 4 1 9 Latham 6 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Lyons 23 5-10 3-4 0-2 2 2 15 Canty 11 4-5 1-2 0-0 0 1 10 Feeney 4 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Mazza 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 Taylor 8 2-2 1-1 0-2 1 3 5 Hughes 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 McKenzie 11 1-1 0-0 0-3 2 1 3 Totals 200 35-56 21-24 7-36 30 17 100 Percentages: FG .625, FT .875. 3-Point Goals: 9-17, .529 (Jackson 3-5, Holloway 2-4, Lyons 2-4, McKenzie 1-1, Canty 1-2, Robinson 0-1). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 3 (McLean, McKenzie, Robinson). Turnovers: 13 (Frease 4, McLean 2, Holloway 2, McKenzie, Lyons, Robinson, Feeney, Jackson). Steals: 9 (McLean 2, Robinson 2, Latham, Canty, Holloway, Frease, Lyons). Technical Fouls: None. A: 10,054. Officials: Patrick Driscoll, Donnie Eppley, Bryan Kersey.

without attempting rebounds. They didn’t make a field goal during a 7 minute, 57 second stretch in the first half. In that time, Xavier went on a 27-4 run. The Musketeers found success by passing the ball, notch-

ing 30 assists on 35 field goals. Six Xavier players finished the game with double-digit scoring. Jeff Robinson led the way with 22 points. La Salle was down by 52-20 at halftime, and Xavier had its

LA SALLE Williams Murray Duren Mills Pettis Guillandeaux Stefan White Weingarten

20 42 52 48 FG FT Reb Min M-A M-A O-T 28 3-10 6-8 4-5 26 2-8 0-0 0-2 35 5-6 7-8 0-2 26 1-5 0-0 0-2 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 30 5-10 3-4 0-4 25 1-7 0-0 0-2 11 1-2 0-0 1-3 14 1-4 3-4 2-2

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highest-scoring first half since 2008. The Musketeers easily worked around the Explorer defense as Robinson scored 13 points in the half and Tu Holloway scored 12. “We thought we were prepared, but it’s nothing like coming out there and feeling the physicality,” said La Salle’s Ruben Guillandeaux, who finished with 16 points. “They were tougher than us today, and they basically kicked our butts.” Murray and Jerrell Williams, the Explorers’ top two scorers this season, were 0 of 12 from the field in the first half as La Salle fell behind by as many as 34 points before the break. Tyreek Duren led the Explorers with 18 points. “It was a total mismatch from the first play of the game,” Giannini said. “It looked like we were in quicksand … I can’t explain it, but it happened.”

CITYSIX Villanova Notebook

Scoring woes continue for Cats By Joe Juliano

This Week’s Games

Villanova’s statistics on defense rank in the top third of the Big East, for the most part. Its rebounding numbers trail only Pittsburgh’s in the conference. The Wildcats dive for loose balls, because if they don’t, they will be on the bench watching coach Jay Wright pace in front of them. But statistics and floor burns don’t equal success unless a team can score, and the 15th-ranked Wildcats have struggled in that department for almost a full month. Counting Monday night’s 69-64 defeat by Syracuse, Villanova is 5-6 in its last 11 games. The Wildcats have shot 40.7 percent or worse from the field in six of those games, and they are 1-5 as a result. They converted a season-low 32.3 percent against the Orange. It has been a difficult period for some Wildcats, particularly senior Antonio Pena, whose reliability on the midrange jump shot off the high pick-and-roll — a staple of the Cats’ offense — earlier in the season reminded observers of Dante Cunningham two years ago. Lately, though, Pena has struggled, shooting just 11 of 38 (28.9 percent) in his last four games to see his fieldgoal percentage drop to below 50 percent for the first time since mid-November. Although Wright said he had some good looks, Pena made just three baskets in nine attempts Monday night. “Tone hasn’t been shooting the ball the last three or four games,” Wright said. “Before that, he had been shooting great, and I think he’ll get it going.” Wright said he thinks his team’s shooters will be fine

¢ Saturday vs. St. John’s, 2 ¢ Monday at Notre Dame, 7


Villanova Statistics No. Player G 10 Fisher ............28 24 Stokes ...........25 02 Wayns ...........28 00 Pena .............28 13 Yarou .............28 23 Cheek ............27 34 Armwood .......27 32 Bell ................24 25 Sutton ............20 04 Ouano .............3 12 Wooten ............5 Team rebounds Total 28 Opponents 28

FG% .435 .432 .398 .494 .497 .350 .500 .447 .613 .000 .000

FT% RPG APG Avg .786 3.0 5.0 16.0 .906 3.4 1.4 15.0 .816 2.8 4.6 13.1 .725 7.5 1.5 10.2 .663 7.2 0.4 9.0 .761 3.9 0.7 5.7 .657 4.0 0.3 2.7 .786 1.3 0.2 2.7 .595 2.3 0.3 2.5 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .000 0.2 0.0 0.0 4.4 .442 .762 38.4 14.1 73.9 .397 .702 32.2 13.0 64.1

Even after going 3 of 16 from the field, and missing all eight of his shots from deep, Fisher stands sixth in scoring (17.1 points) in Big East games and fifth in three-point shooting (45.5 percent). He is shooting 48.5 percent from the field, and also averages 5.2 assists and 1.7 steals.

A little rust. Stokes missed as

RON CORTES / Staff Photographer

Villanova’s Antonio Pena watches the ball go out of bounds. His field-goal percentage has dropped to less than 50. once they get into a rhythm. The Wildcats played for three games before Monday night without top three-point threat Corey Stokes. Though they had Stokes back for the Syracuse game, they lost lightningquick guard Maalik Wayns in the second half to back spasms. “Not that that affects us winning and losing,” Wright said, referring to the injuries, “but I’m just talking about offensive rhythm. I think we can get that. … We have a lot of variables. I think as this season goes, and it’s closing out here, I still think we can get better offensively in terms of getting into a

rhythm.” With their troubles scoring, the Wildcats don’t let it affect other areas of their game. Even though they missed 16 of their first 17 shots against Syracuse, they still had two possessions in the final 24 seconds of the game with a chance to tie or win it.

Phenomenal Fisher. Before

many free throws in the first half (three) on Monday as he had in the previous 11 Big East games. He finished 5 of 8 and wound up the night with an 87.5 percent mark, second in Big East games. However, he remains No. 1 (90.6 percent) among conference players in all games.

Tough opponents. Syracuse’s

win improved the Orange’s record to 6-4 at the Wells Fargo Center, and dropped the Wildcats to 12-16 in games played against ranked opponents there. Villanova next plays No. 23 St. John’s at the Center on Saturday, entering the game with a six-game winning streak against the Red Storm. However, St. John’s last win in the series (February 2003) was the only time the teams have met in South Philadelphia.

his second-lowest scoring game (eight points) since the start of Big East play, Corey Fisher had been shooting better than 50 percent — both overall and from behind the three-point arc — in confer- Contact staff writer Joe Juliano ence games while ranking in at 215-854-4494 or a fourth-place tie in scoring.

The 6-foot-11 Eric suffered a season-ending fracture to his right kneecap on Feb. 15. Meanwhile, Randall is expected to miss his second consecutive game with a right foot injury. Freshman swingman Aaron By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Brown, who averages 2.2 Very few people — if any — points in 6.7 minutes of acoutside of Temple’s locker tion, will replace Randall in room probably expect much the starting lineup for the secfrom the Owls on Wednesday. ond straight game. Understandably so. Meanwhile, 6-6 sophomore Twenty-fourth ranked Tem- forward Rahlir Jefferson has ple (21-5) will most likely play replaced Eric as the frontwithout two starters against court starter alongside senior top-ranked Duke at Cameron power forward Lavoy Allen. Indoor Stadium. TipThough athletic, Jefoff is 7 p.m., and the Temple ferson might have his game will be tele- at Duke hands full defending vised on ESPN2. Duke’s frontcourt Wednesday What makes the at 7 p.m. players in 6-8 senior road trip more daunt- TV: ESPN2. Kyle Singler, 6-10 ing is that Cameron sophomore Mason Indoor is a place where even Plumlee and 6-11 sophomore teams with a full complement Ryan Kelly. of players go to crash. One of the nation’s preThe Blue Devils (25-2) have miere players, Singler averagwon 34 consecutive overall es 16.8 points and 6.3 rehome games. Duke also takes bounds. The Oregon native, an NCAA best 85 straight along with senior guard Nohome victories against non- lan Smith, provides one of colconference foes into Wednes- lege basketball’s best tandems. day’s tilt. Smith leads the Atlantic But the undermanned Owls Coast Conference in both are excited about the chal- scoring (21.7 points) and aslenge. sists (5.3). But he and Singler “I always watch on TV and are not the only players the see how amped up those guys Owls need to worry about. are in the crowd and always Sophomore guard Seth Curwonder how fun it is to play ry is averaging 12.5 points, down there,” said junior 3.8 assists, 3.3 rebounds, 2 guard Ramone Moore, whose steals and shooting 46 perOwls are 2-9 all-time against cent on three-pointers over teams ranked No. 1. “It’s go- the last six games. ing to be my first time down Temple is 1-7 against Duke there in Cameron Indoor. at Cameron and 9-17 all-time. “I think it’s going to be fun. But at the same time, we have Contact staff writer Keith Pompey to focus for a big test.” at 610-313-8029 or One that will be extremely hard to pass without junior Follow him on Twitter at center Micheal Eric and jun- ior swingman Scootie Ran- Read his blog at dall.

Las Vegas Line By Keith Glantz and Russell Culver

College Basketball Favorite Line Underdog Wisconsin 31/2 MICHIGAN ST. BONAVENTURE 121/2 Fordham GEO. WASHINGTON 51/2 Charlotte ST. JOHN'S 131/2 DePaul DREXEL 2 Va. Commonwealth Hofstra 1 UNC WILMINGTON DELAWARE 91/2 Towson AKRON 8 Miami (Ohio) W. MICHIGAN 16 Toledo OHIO 7 Bowling Green BALL ST. 9 E. Michigan DUKE 141/2 Temple GEORGIA TECH 6 Virginia DUQUESNE 121/2 Rhode Island MASSACHUSETTS 51/2 St. Joseph's Notre Dame 3 PROVIDENCE 1 BOSTON COLLEGE 4 /2 Miami WILLIAM & MARY 3 Georgia St. 1 UTEP 3 /2 EAST CAROLINA MARSHALL 4 Tulsa TEXAS A&M 131/2 Oklahoma TEXAS TECH Pk Colorado N. ILLINOIS 21/2 Cent. Michigan DRAKE 3 Evansville WICHITA ST. 11 Creighton Missouri St. 41/2 S. ILLINOIS BYU 14 Colorado St. Kentucky 61/2 ARKANSAS ALABAMA 18 Auburn SMU 4 Rice Purdue 41/2 INDIANA GEORGETOWN 6 Cincinnati MISSISSIPPI ST. 10 LSU NEW MEXICO 1 UNLV NEBRASKA 1 Kansas St. MISSOURI 7 Baylor North Carolina 5 N.C. STATE 1 MARYLAND 4 /2 Florida St. WYOMING 1 Air Force New Mexico St. 1 SAN JOSE ST. Wofford 41/2 CHATTANOOGA Home team in CAPITALS.

College Basketball Scores Men EAST Maine 70, New Hampshire 53 Louisville 55, Rutgers 37 Gwynedd-Mercy 85, Keystone 65 Xavier 100, La Salle 62 Cabrini 79, Neumann 76 SOUTH UNC Asheville 61, Coastal Carolina 58 South Carolina 79, Mississippi 73 Virginia Tech 76, Wake Forest 62 Charleston Southern 72, Gardner-Webb 61 Memphis 69, Houston 58 Tennessee 60, Vanderbilt 5 MIDWEST Ohio St. 89, Illinois 70 Indiana St. 76, N. Iowa 74 Saint Louis 90, Chicago St. 52 Illinois St. 51, Bradley 50 Michigan St. 53, Minnesota 48 Tennessee Tech 92, SIU-Edwardsville 69 SOUTHWEST Texas 76, Iowa St. 53 Houston Baptist 70, Middle Tennessee 68 FAR WEST Weber St. 63, Idaho St. 39 TCU at Utah Washington at Seattle

Women EAST St. John's 57, Villanova 46 Notre Dame 72, West Virginia 60 RANKED Texas A&M vs. Texas Tech Notre Dame 72, West Virginia 60 Marquette 62, Providence 50 Connecticut 80, Seton Hall 59



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20 31 27 30 – 108 28 23 24 25 – 100 FG FT Reb HOUSTON Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Battier 30:46 3-6 0-0 0-4 2 1 8 Scola 27:34 4-15 0-0 3-9 1 3 8 Hayes 15:14 4-7 0-0 5-8 4 2 8 Lowry 23:11 2-4 3-4 0-2 5 4 9 Martin 23:13 4-12 7-7 0-3 2 0 16 Hill 11:09 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 0 2 Lee 21:35 4-8 0-0 1-3 1 1 9 Brooks 28:01 2-9 4-4 0-4 6 1 9 Miller 20:32 2-3 4-4 0-6 2 1 9 Budinger 17:14 3-8 4-4 2-4 2 1 10 Patterson 21:31 8-11 4-5 4-5 1 0 20 Totals 240:00 37-85 26-28 16-50 26 14 108 Percentages: FG .435, FT .929. 3-Point Goals: 8-23, .348 (Battier 2-4, Lowry 2-4, Miller 1-1, Lee 1-2, Martin 1-3, Brooks 1-5, Scola 0-1, Budinger 0-3). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 11 (18 Pts). Blocked Shots: 6 (Patterson 2, Scola 2, Battier, Martin). Turnovers: 11 (Brooks 3, Scola 3, Budinger 2, Lowry 2, Battier). Steals: 6 (Brooks 2, Battier, Budinger, Hayes, Scola). Technical Fouls: None. FG FT Reb DETROIT Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Prince 29:30 0-9 1-2 0-1 3 0 1 Monroe 27:28 6-13 0-0 7-12 1 2 12 Wallace 22:10 1-2 0-0 3-7 1 0 2 Stuckey 28:21 7-15 5-5 3-3 2 1 19 McGrady 21:57 4-11 2-2 2-8 3 3 10 Gordon 27:59 7-12 0-0 0-0 1 1 15 Bynum 22:34 9-14 2-2 1-2 6 3 21 Villanueva 13:39 1-4 2-2 0-1 1 4 5 Wilcox 20:32 3-4 0-0 1-4 1 0 6 Daye 25:50 3-9 2-2 0-5 0 2 9 Totals 240:00 41-93 14-15 17-43 19 16 100 Percentages: FG .441, FT .933. 3-Point Goals: 4-14, .286 (Bynum 1-2, Gordon 1-2, Villanueva 1-3, Daye 1-5, McGrady 0-1, Stuckey 0-1). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 8 (13 Pts). Blocked Shots: 4 (Daye, Gordon, McGrady, Monroe). Turnovers: 8 (McGrady 2, Daye, Gordon, Prince, Stuckey, Villanueva, Wilcox). Steals: 5 (Daye 3, McGrady, Monroe). Technical Fouls: McGrady, 3:41 first. A: 12,353 (22,076). T: 2:04. Officials: Monty McCutchen, Eric Dalen, Pat Fraher.

Pacers roll past Wizards

Danny Granger had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers piled on the fastbreak points Tuesday night to open the season’s homestretch with a 113-96 rout of the host Washington Wizards. Tyler Hansbrough added 17 points in 21 minutes as the Pacers improved to Tuesday’s 8-3 under interim coach Frank Vogel. Indiana, despite sitting five games Games below .500, holds the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and moved within a half-game of the seventh-place 76ers as the focus turns toward the postseason now that the all-star break is over.

Elsewhere: Denver didn’t need Carmelo Anthony,

JOE LABOLITO / Temple University

Temple coach coach Tonya Cardoza has the Owls (21-6, 12-0 Atlantic Ten) on a 14-game win streak and they are on track to make their eighth straight NCAA tournament appearance.

On a roll, Temple women play two defining games

Coach Tonya Cardoza’s took some bumps and bruises, some losses to make us Owls face St. Joe’s, then make sure we’re focused up to this point. We took some meet Xavier for the bad losses but we learned Atlantic Ten’s top seed. from those bad losses and if maybe we don’t lose those By Mel Greenberg games, who knows if we’re in FOR THE INQUIRER this position right now.” Temple women’s basketball Temple and revitalized coach Tonya Cardoza has her St. Joseph’s (17-9, 7-5 A-10) Owls right where she expect- are both unbeaten at 3-0 in ed them heading into this the city going into Wednesweek’s double showdown at day night’s Big Five finale, St. Joseph’s on Wednesday which also counts in the Atnight for the Big Five title lantic Ten, at the Hawks’ and at home Sunday against Hagan Arena. No. 6 Xavier to determine the The Owls won a record four top seed in the Atlantic Ten straight under Dawn Staley tournament. and then shared the 2009 loThe Owls (21-6, 12-0 A-10) cal title with St. Joseph’s in have been rumbling along Cardoza’s first season after with a 14-game win streak — she left powerful Connecticut their longest since their best- as a 14-year assistant to Geno ever 25-game run in 2004-05 Auriemma. to keep perfect pace atop the Temple can finish no worse conference with the Muske- than second in the Atlantic teers (23-2, 12-0). Ten and win or lose Sunday While Temple is on sched- against the defending conferule to make it eight straight ence champions, the Owls NCAA tournament appearanc- will have to replay their A-10 es, there were early doubts success next week in the conwith unforeseen upset losses ference tournament at the at Seton Hall and Eastern Tsongas Center in Lowell, Michigan to go with competi- Mass. tive setbacks against such na“Good losses or bad losses, tionally ranked squads on the we competed in every game, road as UCLA and Duke. especially against teams in If not for the upset losses, the Top 25,” Cardoza said. the Owls might have already “After we lost to Duke returned to the AP poll for [71-64], we said, ‘Why can’t the first time since the end of we play like this every night?‘ 2005-06. A win over Xavier on and since then we have.’ ” Sunday might just do it. In some aspects, not much “Coming into the season, has changed since the Owls we all thought it could be a relied on defensive skills unspecial season for us,” Cardo- der Staley when she brought za said Saturday after Temple the team into national regard. ripped Dayton, 76-52, at the But Temple now has fireLiacouras Center. “We power in three players who thought we had all the pieces have all reached 1,000 career in place. points: Junior 6-foot forward “Early on we weren’t doing Kristen McCarthy (1,117); junthe things it took to really be ior transfer Shey Peddy a good team and I think it (1,222), a 5-7 guard; and se-

nior 5-9 guard Qwedia Wallace (1,092), who needs two three-pointers to tie the Temple career record of 154 set by Stacey Smalls. “I’m still waiting for the day when all three of them are on but right now we haven’t needed that,” Cardoza said. Temple is also getting good post play from 6-4 sophomore center Victoria Macaulay and 6-0 sophomore forward Natasha Thames. Peddy, a top candidate for Big Five player of the year who was attracted to Temple because she’s from Cardoza’s hometown of Roxbury, Mass., has been a key addition leading the team in scoring (13.6 points per game), steals (81), assists (120), rebounds (5.2) and foul shooting (70 for 88, .795). “Even though she wasn’t playing last year [transferred from Wright State], she only got a break from games — she didn’t get a break in practice,” Cardoza said of Peddy. “She’s just another person who can put points on the board and go down and play good defense.” Wallace and Marli Bennett were freshmen in Staley’s last season. “When Coach Staley was here, we were very defensive minded,” Wallace said. “We didn’t score as much. “Coming in, Coach Cardoza knew Temple was known for its defense but now she’s pushing our scoring power — showing our guards how to score, how to get our posts in the best position to score. “When she came in here it was a little tough to get in her rhythm, but once everyone bought into it, the system proved to working and I think she’s going to take Temple to great levels.”

Women’s College Basketball

Villanova women fall to St. John’s FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS

Villanova was riding high on a two-game winning streak after defeating Cincinnati and Seton Hall, but came back to earth on Tuesday in a 57-46 loss to St. John’s at Villanova in the Big East. Sophomore Laura Sweeney (Cherokee) paced a coldshooting Wildcats squad with 10 points on 4-for-14 shooting, including two three-pointers. Senior Heather Scanlan (Cardinal O’Hara) led Villanova on the boards with eight. The Wildcats managed to cut the lead to seven points late in the second half, but couldn’t get closer.

The Red Storm, who had four players in double figures, were led by Da’Shena Stevens and Centhya Hart with 15 points each. St. John’s upped its record to 19-8, 7-6, while Villanova dropped to 10-17, 2-12.

All-conference. Ursinus jun-

ior Lindsay Teuber (St. Basil) and senior Jaclyn Hilf (Upper Dublin) were named to the allCentennial team. Teuber was selected to the second team. Hilf was a honorable-mention selection. Also in the Centennial Conference, Haverford sophomores Nina Voith (German-

town Friends) earned secondteam honors and Dominique Meeks was named honorable mention. Eastern’s Shante Jones earned first-team honors and Bekah Roland was named to the second team in the Freedom Conference.

Player of the week. For the

third time this season, Swarthmore senior Kathryn Stockbower (Upper Dublin) has been named the Centennial Conference player of the week. Stockbower is the Garnet’s all-time leading rebounder (1,335) and ranks third in career scoring (1,667).

Chauncey Billups, or any of its new acquisitions. J.R. Smith scored 26 points to help the shorthanded home team beat Memphis, 120-107, hours after the Nuggets finalized a deal that sent Anthony and Billups to the New York Knicks. … Rookie forward Patrick Patterson scored a career-high 20 points as Houston pulled away for a 108-100 win over Detroit in Auburn Hills, Mich. … LeBron James scored 31 points, Dwyane Wade added 23, and Miami opened its post-all-star schedule with a 117-97 home win over Sacramento. … D.J. Augustin had 23 points and eight assists as Charlotte cruised past visiting Toronto, 114-101, despite losing top scorer Stephen Jackson to a strained left hamstring. … Jeff Green scored 22 points, Kevin Durant added 21, and Oklahoma City spoiled Blake Griffin’s return to his hometown by beating the Los Angeles Clippers, 111-88. Griffin made a run at his first career triple-double but came up two assists shy with 28 points, 11 rebounds, and eight assists.

Heat 117, Kings 97 Sacramento Miami

Kings without Evans for 3 weeks

Sacramento guard Tyreke Evans will miss three weeks because of an injured left foot. The Chester native underwent the first of three extracorporeal shockwave treatments on his left foot and will be placed in a walking boot. He will be reevaluated after finishing the treatment. Evans has been slowed much of the season by plantar fasciitis.

Johnson traded to Raptors

The rebuilding Raptors got even younger by acquiring second-year forward James Johnson from the Bulls for a first-round pick in this year’s draft.

Novak gets second 10-day contract

San Antonio signed forward Steve Novak to a second 10-day contract, keeping the forward with the Spurs after he played in five of six games since signing Feb. 8 out of the NBA Development League. — Associated Press

Thunder 111, Clippers 88 L.A. Clippers Oklahoma City

23 23 21 21 – 88 23 39 16 33 – 111 FG FT Reb LA CLIPPERS Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Gomes 26:53 1-5 0-0 0-2 1 3 3 Griffin 32:59 9-15 10-17 4-11 8 4 28 Jordan 22:12 3-4 1-2 0-5 0 3 7 Davis 26:03 1-8 0-1 0-1 4 4 2 Foye 35:18 5-9 1-1 0-3 3 1 12 Bledsoe 23:01 5-9 1-4 1-4 2 1 13 Aminu 24:33 5-6 1-1 0-1 0 0 12 Kaman 19:41 3-9 2-2 0-2 0 2 8 Diogu 13:45 1-2 1-1 0-2 0 3 3 BCook 7:23 0-3 0-0 0-2 0 1 0 Butler 4:49 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Warren 3:23 0-2 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 Totals 240:00 33-72 17-29 5-33 20 22 88 Percentages: FG .458, FT .586. 3-Point Goals: 5-11, .455 (Bledsoe 2-2, Aminu 1-1, Gomes 1-2, Foye 1-3, Warren 0-1, Davis 0-2). Team Rebounds: 18. Team Turnovers: 17 (21 Pts). Blocked Shots: 3 (Foye, Gomes, Jordan). Turnovers: 15 (Bledsoe 5, Davis 2, Foye 2, Griffin 2, B.Cook, Diogu, Gomes, Kaman). Steals: 3 (Bledsoe 2, Aminu). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 7:24 first. FG FT Reb OKLA. CITY Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Durant 32:18 8-21 4-6 1-8 2 2 21 Green 28:18 7-12 7-7 1-4 1 5 22 Krstic 21:24 1-5 3-3 0-1 0 3 5 Westbrook 27:49 3-11 7-8 0-2 7 0 13 Sefolosha 15:24 3-4 0-0 0-0 1 2 6 Ibaka 24:50 3-3 0-0 4-10 0 5 6 Collison 22:33 0-0 2-2 0-1 1 3 2 Aldrich 11:20 1-2 0-0 1-5 0 3 2 Harden 24:18 6-12 3-3 0-2 1 0 19 Maynor 20:11 3-5 2-3 0-0 4 0 9 DCook 6:46 1-2 0-0 0-1 1 0 3 Ivey 4:49 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 3 Totals 240:00 37-78 28-32 7-35 18 23 111 Percentages: FG .474, FT .875. 3-Point Goals: 9-22, .409 (Harden 4-8, Ivey 1-1, D.Cook 1-2, Maynor 1-2, Durant 1-4, Green 1-4, Sefolosha 0-1). Team Rebounds: 10. Team Turnovers: 7 (2 Pts). Blocked Shots: 3 (Westbrook 2, Aldrich). Turnovers: 6 (Westbrook 2, Collison, Durant, Green, Maynor). Steals: 9 (Collison 2, Durant 2, Sefolosha 2, Green, Harden, Westbrook). Technical Fouls: Westbrook, 3:46 third; Ibaka, 6:48 fourth. A: 18,203 (18,203). T: 2:23. Officials: Derrick Stafford, Phil Robinson, James Williams.

Bucks 94, Timberwolves 88 Minnesota Milwaukee

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FG FT Reb MINNESOTA Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Beasley 30:08 10-17 1-2 1-1 1 3 21 Love 33:03 6-10 6-9 4-17 6 2 20 Milicic 21:37 2-6 1-2 4-5 1 4 5 Ridnour 33:40 5-14 1-1 1-4 3 5 12 Johnson 37:51 5-14 3-4 2-8 3 3 14 Tolliver 19:37 0-2 5-6 2-3 1 3 5 Pekovic 14:14 2-3 1-4 1-2 1 2 5 Telfair 14:20 0-7 2-2 2-2 0 1 2 Webster 16:28 2-7 0-1 1-5 1 0 4 Ellington 19:03 0-4 0-0 0-3 1 3 0 Totals 240:01 32-84 20-31 18-50 18 26 88 Percentages: FG .381, FT .645. 3-Point Goals: 4-18, .222 (Love 2-4, Ridnour 1-3, Johnson 1-6, Beasley 0-1, Telfair 0-2, Webster 0-2). Team Rebounds: 12. Team Turnovers: 17 (20 Pts). Blocked Shots: 2 (Johnson, Tolliver). Turnovers: 17 (Beasley 5, Ridnour 4, Milicic 3, Ellington 2, Johnson 2, Tolliver). Steals: 4 (Johnson, Love, Ridnour, Telfair). Technical Fouls: None. FG FT Reb MILWAUKEE Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Delfino 37:19 4-10 2-2 2-9 1 2 13 M. a Moute 12:05 0-3 2-2 1-2 0 4 2 Bogut 22:58 3-5 1-2 0-6 2 4 7 Jennings 45:08 7-17 11-12 0-3 7 1 27 Salmons 38:12 4-13 3-3 0-2 5 0 12 Ilyasova 12:16 2-7 0-0 0-1 1 4 4 Dooling 20:45 2-4 0-0 0-3 1 3 5 Brockman 24:40 1-3 2-3 4-14 0 5 4 Maggette 26:15 7-17 6-7 1-6 2 3 20 Boykins 0:23 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 240:01 30-79 27-31 8-46 19 26 94 Percentages: FG .380, FT .871. 3-Point Goals: 7-30, .233 (Delfino 3-9, Jennings 2-8, Dooling 1-3, Salmons 1-4, Ilyasova 0-1, Mbah a Moute 0-1, Maggette 0-4). Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: 13 (6 Pts). Blocked Shots: 7 (Bogut 4, Jennings 2, Delfino). Turnovers: 11 (Maggette 4, Bogut 2, Salmons 2, Delfino, Jennings, Mbah a Moute). Steals: 9 (Jennings 3, Delfino 2, Salmons 2, Brockman, Ilyasova). Technical Fouls: Bogut, 5:10 second. A: 13,106 (18,717). T: 2:19. Officials: Tony Brothers, Brian Forte, John Goble.

Nuggets 120, Grizzlies 107 Memphis Denver

23 19 34 31 – 107 32 29 41 18 – 120 FG FT Reb MEMPHIS Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Allen 31:02 8-15 10-14 2-8 2 4 26 Randolph 28:08 6-10 0-2 5-8 0 4 12 Gasol 25:19 3-6 4-5 2-2 3 6 10 Conley 29:47 4-6 0-0 0-1 3 1 10 Young 29:33 5-11 0-3 2-7 2 3 10 Mayo 29:53 8-14 3-5 0-3 1 1 21 JWilliams 16:35 0-1 0-0 0-1 9 2 0 Arthur 21:50 4-8 2-2 0-2 0 6 10 Carroll 7:09 1-2 0-0 0-1 1 1 2 Henry 8:13 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 4 Vasquez 3:47 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Thabeet 8:44 1-1 0-0 1-3 0 3 2 Totals 240:00 42-78 19-31 12-36 22 31 107 Percentages: FG .538, FT .613. 3-Point Goals: 4-10, .400 (Conley 2-2, Mayo 2-7, J.Williams 0-1). Team Rebounds: 13. Team Turnovers: 21 (25 Pts). Blocked Shots: 4 (Young 2, Conley, Vasquez). Turnovers: 21 (Randolph 5, Conley 4, Gasol 4, Mayo 3, Allen 2, Young 2, J.Williams). Steals: 9 (Gasol 2, Randolph 2, Young 2, Allen, Mayo, Vasquez). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 5:39 second.

FG FT Reb DENVER Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Smith 42:22 9-22 2-2 1-8 5 3 26 Martin 24:47 2-5 1-2 0-2 5 4 5 Nene 28:23 5-10 5-7 2-6 3 6 15 Lawson 38:46 8-15 4-5 1-5 7 3 21 Afflalo 40:32 7-12 4-6 0-5 5 1 21 Forbes 22:20 4-12 1-2 1-2 0 2 10 Harrington 22:49 3-4 0-0 1-3 3 6 7 Andersen 20:01 3-3 9-12 4-5 0 0 15 Totals 240:00 41-83 26-36 10-36 28 25 120 Percentages: FG .494, FT .722. 3-Point Goals: 12-28, .429 (Smith 6-11, Afflalo 3-7, Harrington 1-1, Forbes 1-4, Lawson 1-4, Nene 0-1). Team Rebounds: 15. Team Turnovers: 14 (16 Pts). Blocked Shots: 5 (Andersen 2, Nene 2, Martin). Turnovers: 13 (Lawson 4, Andersen 2, Martin 2, Smith 2, Afflalo, Harrington, Nene). Steals: 13 (Lawson 6, Martin 3, Smith 2, Forbes, Nene). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 6:54 third. A: 14,638 (19,155). T: 2:16. Officials: Ron Garretson, Leon Wood, Mark Lindsay.

Men’s College Basketball

UConn’s Calhoun suspended for 3 games in ’12 FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS

Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun was suspended by the NCAA on Tuesday for the first three Big East games during the 2011-12 season for recruiting violations committed under his watch — but was spared a postseason ban. Calhoun was cited by the NCAA for failing to create an atmosphere of compliance within his program. The NCAA also hit UConn with scholarship reductions for three academic years, recruiting restrictions, permanent disassociation of a booster and three years’ probation.

As a part of the disassociation of the booster, who was not named in the report, the university will not be able to accept financial contributions, recruiting assistance or provide him with any benefit and privileges. “We think the penalty is appropriate,” said Dennis Thomas, chairman of the Committee on Infractions. Calhoun will serve the suspension next year because UConn can appeal the decision. The NCAA and the school have been investigating the program since shortly after a report by Yahoo! Sports in

March 2009 that former team manager Josh Nochimson helped guide recruit Nate Miles to Connecticut — giving him lodging, transportation, meals and representation. As a former team manager, Nochimson is considered a representative of UConn’s athletic interests by the NCAA and prohibited from giving Miles anything of value. Miles was expelled from UConn in 2008 without ever playing for the Huskies. UConn’s probation, effective Tuesday, lasts through Feb. 21, 2014. Ohio State 89, Illinois 70 —

David Lighty scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half and William Buford had all 17 of his in the first to lead host Ohio State on an impressive bounce-back game after two recent losses for the No. 2 Buckeyes. The Buckeyes never trailed after tying it 2-2, building a 15-point lead at halftime and then trading runs with the Illini.

In the area Gwynedd-Mercy 85, Keystone 65 — Behind a career-high 27 points from Jon Crabtree

(Phoenixville), Gwynedd-Mercy advanced to the Colonial States Athletic Conference championship game with a semifinal win over visiting Keystone. The Griffins (21-5) will play at top-seeded Cabrini on Friday at 7 p.m. in the title game. Cabrini 79, Neumann 76 — Cabrini advanced to CSAC championship game following its dramatic win over visiting Neumann. Trailing 76-75 with less than a minute to play, senior forward Dom Farrello (Warminster, Pa./William Tennent) put the Cavaliers ahead for good with a jumper.

16 28 26 27 – 97 35 28 30 24 – 117 FG FT Reb SACRAMNTO Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Casspi 25:32 4-10 1-2 0-1 2 0 10 Cousins 28:22 3-14 2-4 2-7 4 3 8 Thompson 31:46 6-7 1-4 1-7 0 4 13 Udrih 30:24 4-7 1-2 0-2 4 3 9 Taylor 23:24 5-11 2-2 2-2 0 1 13 Dalembert 31:22 8-12 2-2 4-13 2 1 18 Greene 25:24 3-9 0-0 0-1 1 2 6 Jeter 20:52 3-5 2-2 0-0 4 0 9 Head 18:24 3-6 2-2 0-1 1 0 9 Jackson 4:30 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Totals 240:00 40-84 13-20 9-34 18 14 97 Percentages: FG .476, FT .650. 3-Point Goals: 4-14, .286 (Jeter 1-1, Casspi 1-3, Head 1-3, Taylor 1-3, Jackson 0-1, Greene 0-3). Team Rebounds: 10. Team Turnovers: 12 (11 Pts). Blocked Shots: 1 (Head). Turnovers: 12 (Thompson 3, Cousins 2, Head 2, Taylor 2, Udrih 2, Casspi). Steals: 3 (Cousins, Taylor, Udrih). Technical Fouls: None. FG FT Reb MIAMI Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts James 30:24 14-26 0-3 2-8 3 4 31 Bosh 35:05 8-14 6-6 0-9 1 1 22 Dampier 24:02 0-0 0-0 2-5 2 2 0 Chalmers 28:17 6-7 2-2 0-3 4 1 14 Wade 35:29 11-20 0-0 1-8 7 2 23 House 27:44 5-11 0-0 0-3 1 2 10 Jones 26:01 3-6 0-0 0-2 1 2 9 Anthony 20:01 3-3 0-0 2-3 1 2 6 Arroyo 4:30 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Howard 4:30 0-1 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 Magloire 3:57 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 3 0 Totals 240:00 51-90 8-11 8-43 20 19 117 Percentages: FG .567, FT .727. 3-Point Goals: 7-18, .389 (Jones 3-5, James 3-6, Wade 1-3, Bosh 0-1, Chalmers 0-1, House 0-2). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 9 (6 Pts). Blocked Shots: 4 (Bosh, Chalmers, Dampier, Wade). Turnovers: 9 (James 3, Anthony, Arroyo, Bosh, Chalmers, Dampier, Wade). Steals: 9 (Bosh 4, Dampier 2, Wade 2, Chalmers). Technical Fouls: Magloire, 1:57 fourth. A: 19,754 (19,600). T: 2:02. Officials: Bill Kennedy, Nick Buchert, Zach Zarba.

Pacers 113, Wizards 96 Indiana Washington

25 33 32 23 – 113 30 19 19 28 – 96 FG FT Reb INDIANA Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Granger 30:42 7-17 5-7 1-10 2 2 21 McRoberts 28:45 2-2 5-8 0-3 2 2 9 Hibbert 29:29 5-9 6-9 1-6 0 2 16 Collison 24:11 5-11 1-1 0-5 6 1 11 Dunleavy 22:42 2-5 3-4 1-4 0 3 8 Hansbrugh 21:56 4-10 9-10 3-5 1 2 17 George 25:18 5-11 1-1 2-9 2 4 11 Foster 9:28 2-4 0-0 5-7 0 0 4 DJones 11:21 3-7 0-0 0-0 0 4 6 Posey 6:22 0-2 2-3 0-2 0 1 2 Price 23:49 3-9 0-0 0-0 1 1 6 Rush 5:57 0-1 2-2 0-0 0 0 2 Totals 240:00 38-88 34-45 13-51 14 22 113 Percentages: FG .432, FT .756. 3-Point Goals: 3-16, .188 (Granger 2-4, Dunleavy 1-2, Posey 0-1, Rush 0-1, Collison 0-2, George 0-3, Price 0-3). Team Rebounds: 11. Team Turnovers: 15 (11 Pts). Blocked Shots: 10 (Hibbert 4, George 2, Dunleavy, Foster, Hansbrough, McRoberts). Turnovers: 14 (Granger 4, George 3, Hibbert 2, D.Jones 2, Hansbrough, McRoberts, Posey). Steals: 10 (McRoberts 3, Collison, Dunleavy, George, Hibbert, D.Jones, Posey, Price). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 11:34 second; Hansbrough, 1:40 third. FG FT Reb WASH. Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Howard 28:59 7-16 0-0 2-5 3 2 14 Blatche 31:42 9-16 3-3 1-5 5 1 21 McGee 22:28 2-4 1-2 1-8 1 4 5 Wall 38:25 5-15 5-7 0-8 10 5 15 Young 32:30 4-15 6-7 1-5 2 3 16 Seraphin 15:11 3-6 1-1 3-3 1 5 7 Lewis 20:02 0-3 0-0 0-2 0 2 0 Booker 16:28 2-4 1-2 1-6 0 2 5 Martin 12:16 2-3 0-0 0-2 0 3 4 Armstrong 0:54 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Yi 9:27 1-4 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 Thornton 11:38 2-7 3-4 0-2 0 4 7 Totals 240:00 37-93 20-26 10-49 22 33 96 Percentages: FG .398, FT .769. 3-Point Goals: 2-10, .200 (Young 2-4, Howard 0-1, Martin 0-1, Lewis 0-2, Wall 0-2). Team Rebounds: 12. Team Turnovers: 20 (27 Pts). Blocked Shots: 3 (Booker, Yi, McGee). Turnovers: 19 (Wall 6, Blatche 3, Howard 2, Lewis 2, McGee 2, Young 2, Yi, Seraphin). Steals: 4 (Blatche 2, Martin, McGee). Technical Fouls: Wall, 1:40 third. A: 14,328 (20,173). T: 2:21. Officials: Mike Callahan, Josh Tiven, Olandis Poole.

Bobcats 114, Raptors 101 Toronto Charlotte

27 17 25 32 – 101 33 28 28 25 – 114 FG FT Reb TORONTO Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Weems 37:38 9-13 0-0 1-4 1 4 19 AJohnson 22:20 1-2 4-6 4-6 1 3 6 Bargnani 32:29 7-15 4-5 0-8 1 5 18 Calderon 28:49 3-7 0-0 1-4 11 3 6 DeRozan 35:11 7-15 0-0 1-4 1 4 14 Davis 26:38 4-8 0-0 1-7 0 3 8 Bayless 21:28 0-4 11-12 0-5 10 4 11 Barbosa 17:57 2-6 0-0 0-1 0 2 4 Ajinca 13:44 4-6 1-2 0-2 0 4 10 Wright 2:57 2-2 1-1 0-0 0 0 5 Dorsey 0:49 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 240:00 39-78 21-26 8-41 25 32 101 Percentages: FG .500, FT .808. 3-Point Goals: 2-9, .222 (Weems 1-1, Ajinca 1-2, Bayless 0-1, Barbosa 0-2, Bargnani 0-3). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 15 (19 Pts). Blocked Shots: 3 (Davis 2, A.Johnson). Turnovers: 15 (Bayless 4, Weems 4, Bargnani 2, Calderon 2, DeRozan 2, Ajinca). Steals: 4 (Bargnani, Bayless, Calderon, Weems). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 7:53 second; Calderon, 0:19.9 second. FG FT Reb CHARLOTTE Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Wallace 34:30 3-6 14-15 0-6 2 2 20 Diaw 37:32 6-10 3-3 0-3 9 3 16 KBrown 21:09 3-6 2-3 2-4 0 2 8 Augustin 35:41 8-15 5-5 1-1 8 0 23 Jackson 26:14 5-11 2-2 0-2 5 1 13 Mohammed23:57 4-9 0-2 4-14 0 2 8 Henderson 27:15 5-11 5-8 2-6 0 2 15 Najera 7:34 0-1 1-2 0-0 1 2 1 Livingston 12:19 2-7 2-2 0-2 0 1 6 DBrown 6:59 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 2 0 Carroll 3:56 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 McGuire 2:54 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 4 Totals 240:00 38-81 34-42 11-41 25 19 114 Percentages: FG .469, FT .810. 3-Point Goals: 4-14, .286 (Augustin 2-7, Diaw 1-3, Jackson 1-3, Wallace 0-1). Team Rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 9 (8 Pts). Blocked Shots: 5 (K.Brown, Diaw, Jackson, Livingston, Wallace). Turnovers: 9 (Henderson 3, Diaw 2, Jackson 2, K.Brown, Wallace). Steals: 9 (Diaw 4, Jackson 2, Livingston, Najera, Wallace). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 3:04 first. A: 12,976 (19,077). T: 2:12. Officials: David Jones, Kane Fitzgerald, Courtney Kirkland.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011





76ers stay the course after Knicks’ big deal “I hope they get off to a rocky start,” Sixers guard Lou Williams said of Carmelo and Co. By Kate Fagan

Danilo Gallinari, Timofey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Mozgov, Wilson Chandler, and The team that holds the Raymond Felton, three of playoff spot above the 76ers, whom started for coach Mike the New York Knicks, looks a D’Antoni’s team. New York is little different today than it behind the Orlando Magic did early this week. (36-21) and just above the SixConsidering that the sixth ers in the playoff race. playoff spot is, realisAs the NBA season tically, the only high- Wizards resumes after the aller playoff position star break, the Sixers within the Sixers’ at 76ers and the Knicks will reach, it matters that Wednesday likely be competing the Knicks improved, at 7 p.m. for the Eastern Conferat least on paper, TV: CSN ence’s sixth playoff with the addition of spot. NBA superstar Carmelo An“You can’t really discount the thony and former NBA Finals caliber of players they got out MVP Chauncey Billups. of the deal,” Sixers guard Lou “They’ve added talent to their Williams said. “So, on paper, team,” Sixers coach Doug Col- it’s going to be difficult. But lins said after Tuesday’s prac- who knows what happens once tice at the Philadelphia College they put that team together? of Osteopathic Medicine. Hopefully, in my eyes, I hope On Monday night, the Den- they get off to a rocky start. We ver Nuggets and Knicks com- can continue to roll and we’ll pleted a blockbuster trade in- see what happens.” cluding nine players, spanning The Sixers (27-29) begin what felt like months of negotia- their post-break schedule on tions. The Knicks surrendered Wednesday night at the Wells

Fargo Center against the Washington Wizards. The Knicks (28-26) begin theirs on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden against the Milwaukee Bucks, and Anthony is expected to play. According to the New York Daily News, prices for Wednesday night’s Knicks tickets were selling for as much as 600 percent of face value, topping even singer Lady Gaga in demand. The Daily News reported that courtside seats were on sale for as much as $13,000. Hype will be much more subdued at the Wells Fargo Center, where you can buy a ticket for $12 (according to, but where the goal will be the same: win. “They’re a little bit ahead of us right now,” Collins said of the Knicks. “But I just think our young core is just getting better and better and better. We’re continuing to look up, trying not to look back. We’ll see how it plays out in the last 26 games.”

One chippy drill. At the end of

Tuesday’s practice, the Sixers played a defensive drill of four on four. Teams were broken down into white, black, and red. The goal was to be on defense. If your team scored, you moved to defense, which is where you wanted to remain and where you could earn points for each stop. Teams rotated in on offense. “It really brings out the competitive juices in our guys,” Collins said. “We don’t call fouls,” Williams explained. “That’s it. Don’t call fouls and get a little chippy, and I love it when it’s like that. It’s right up my alley.” Contact staff writer Kate Fagan at Follow her on Twitter at, and read her blog, Deep Sixer, on

Read The Inquirer’s 76ers blog, “Deep Sixer,” by Kate Fagan at

Knicks get just what they wanted

They landed superstar Carmelo Anthony in a deal with Denver and Minnesota. ASSOCIATED PRESS

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The New York Knicks were searching for a second superstar when Carmelo Anthony became available. The price was high, but they are certain he is worth it. “When you go out hunting, would you rather have a bigger gun or a little gun?” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “We got a bigger gun.” The Knicks acquired Anthony from Denver in a threeteam trade announced Tuesday night. They also got guards Chauncey Billups and Anthony Carter, and forwards Renaldo Balkman and Shelden Williams in the deal that includes the Minnesota Timberwolves. New York dealt forwards Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari, guard Raymond Felton, and center Timofey Mozgov to the Nuggets. The Knicks shipped centers Eddy Curry and Anthony Randolph to Minnesota for forward Corey Brewer. Denver acquired center Kosta Koufos from Minnesota, plus New York’s first-round draft pick in 2014, second-round picks in 2012 and 2013, and cash. The Timberwolves also will get about $3 million. Anthony could make his

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Late-night host Conan O’Brien gives Carmelo Anthony a Nets, Nuggets, and Knicks jersey. New York won the sweepstakes.

Knicks debut Wednesday against Milwaukee. He will join fellow all-star Amar’e Stoudemire in the frontcourt, giving the Knicks the potent duo they hoped they could assemble last summer during free agency. Instead, they had to give up much of their core, but in return they got one of the NBA’s top scorers. “We liked the way our team played this year, and I looked at it and I thought we had one piece that was at the high level of the league. We always wanted two pieces, at least,” team president Donnie Walsh said. Stoudemire has led the Knicks to a 28-26 record, but he said Tuesday they will be even more dangerous with An-

thony bringing his 25.2 points per game to join his 26.1 average. “Every team needs a 1, 1A punch,” Stoudemire said. “And so with the ways that we both can score … we’re very versatile, so it’s hard to guard us. “It’s what he wants. It’s what I wanted, to come to New York and play on the big stage,” Stoudemire said. “He has the same type of swag. This is what he wants, and he can handle it. We’re going to do it together.” The Knicks haven’t made the playoffs since 2004, but they are in sixth place in the Eastern Conference in their first season since acquiring Stoudemire from Phoenix last summer. He thinks the block-

buster deal could make them better equipped in the postseason to face teams such as Boston or Miami. The completion of the deal was delayed while Anthony first signed a three-year, $65 million contract extension with the Nuggets before the trade conference call could be held. The Knicks hope Anthony will be able to play Wednesday when they host Milwaukee. He was expected to arrive in New York to take his physical late Tuesday or Wednesday morning. Though Anthony was the focus, the Knicks are excited about the acquisition of Billups, a former NBA finals MVP and all-star who remains one of the league’s top point guards and will orchestrate D’Antoni’s pick-and-roll offense.

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All-star contest made Wizards dunk artist a household name.

McGee has gotten a lot of attention By Marc Narducci


WASHINGTON — His weekend levitation act has turned Washington Wizards center JaVale McGee from a virtual unknown into a household name. When the Wizards visit the 76ers Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center, the team’s headliner will still be rookie point guard John Wall, the first pick in the 2010 draft out of Kentucky. But McGee, a third-year, 7-foot center with incredible hops, leaped his way into the basketball public’s consciousness during Saturday’s NBA slam-dunk contest at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. McGee finished as runnerup to Los Angeles Clippers rookie Blake Griffin, who won after leaping over a car in his final dunk. Griffin needed an impressive prop dunk to upstage McGee, who dunked two basketballs in two baskets at one time and then outdid himself by dunking three basketballs in one basket, including the third on a lob from Wall. “He did two dunks that nobody in the world could probably do,” Wizards coach Flip Saunders said before Tuesday’s 113-96 loss to the Indiana Pacers at the Verizon Center. McGee had five points, eight rebounds and one blocked shot. Suddenly, a player who entered Tuesday’s game averag-

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Washington’s JaVale McGee dunks three balls during the slam-dunk contest during the NBA’s all-star weekend. ing 9.1 points and 7.5 rebounds had become a household name. “I definitely have gotten a lot of attention from the dunk contest,” McGee said. He said his following on Twitter had grown to 5,000. The 23-year-old McGee is still trying to find his way in the NBA, and he hopes the weekend performance can serve as a springboard. “It was definitely a confidence booster and I am trying to come out here and stay aggressive,” he said. Saunders said McGee could go in one of two directions after his slamfest.

“We said to him that people now know who you are,” Saunders said. “Do you want to be known as a guy who is a dunk guy or be known as a guy who can play?” McGee would take the second choice, but he has a ways to go before it happens. McGee entered the game ranked second in the NBA in blocked shots with 121, but Saunders said that total could be even higher. “He would have a lot more blocks, but he leads the league in goaltending,” Saunders said. Right now, McGee, whose mother Pam was an Olympic

gold medalist, a former allAmerican at Southern Cal and a former WNBA player, is getting by on athletic ability, with periods of brilliance matched by bouts of inconsistency. One of his best career games came Nov. 23 in a 116-114 overtime win over the visiting Sixers. He had a season-high 24 points and a career-high 18 rebounds. This season, the Wizards are 2-1 against the Sixers, winning two overtime decisions at home and losing, 109-97, at the Wells Fargo Center on Jan. 5. “I feel this year Philly might be our rival because we always seem to go into overtime and always play so aggressively against them,” McGee said. “As basketball players, we love the competition against Philly and definitely have to come out hard.” Saunders hopes that McGee can take that attitude into every game. He said the McGee shouldn’t look to wow the spectators on every trip to the basket, at least in games. “You can get dunks with offensive rebounds, running the floor and having John [Wall] throw you lob passes,” Saunders said. “Those are the dunks that count. They don’t give you a 10 or 9.8, they just give you two.” Contact staff writer Marc Narducci at 856-779-3225 or


Western Conference

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GB Strk

Boston New York 76ERS New Jersey Toronto SOUTHEAST

40 28 27 17 15 W

14 26 29 40 42 L

.741 – W2 .519 12 W2 .482 14 W1 .298 241/2 L3 .263 261/2 L2 Pct. GB Strk

Miami Orlando Atlanta Charlotte Washington CENTRAL

42 36 34 25 15 W

15 21 21 32 40 L

.737 .632 .618 .439 .273 Pct.

– 6 7 17 26 GB

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Chicago Indiana Milwaukee Detroit Cleveland

38 25 22 21 10

16 30 34 37 46

.704 – .455 131/2 .393 17 .362 19 .179 29

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TUESDAY'S RESULTS Charlotte 114, Toronto 101 Indiana 113, Washington 96 Houston 108, Detroit 100 Miami 117, Sacramento 97 Milwaukee 94, Minnesota 88 Okla. City 111, L.A. Clippers 88 Denver 120, Memphis 107 Boston at Golden State Atlanta at L.A. Lakers MONDAY'S RESULTS No games scheduled





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San Antonio Dallas N.Orleans Memphis Houston NORTHWEST

46 40 33 31 27 W

10 16 25 27 31 L

.821 .714 .569 .534 .466 Pct.

– L1 6 W3 14 L3 16 L1 20 W1 GB Strk

Okla. City Portland Denver Utah Minnesota PACIFIC

36 32 33 31 13 W

19 24 25 26 44 L

.655 – W2 .571 41/2 W6 .569 41/2 W2 .544 6 L4 .228 24 L5 Pct. GB Strk

L.A. Lakers Phoenix Golden St. LA Clippers Sacramento

38 27 26 21 13

19 27 29 36 41

.667 – L3 .500 91/2 L1 .473 11 W3 .368 17 L1 .241 231/2 L3

WEDNESDAY'S GAMES Washington at 76ERS, 7 Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 7 Houston at Cleveland, 7 Detroit at Indiana, 7 Sacramento at Orlando, 7 Chicago at Toronto, 7 Milwaukee at New York, 7:30 Memphis at Minnesota, 8 Utah at Dallas, 8:30 Atlanta at Phoenix, 9 L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 9:30 L.A. Lakers at Portland, 10:30 THURSDAY'S GAMES Miami at Chicago, 8 Boston at Denver, 10:30

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Standings Eastern Conference ATLANTIC FLYERS Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers New Jersey N.Y.Islanders NORTHEAST Boston Montreal Buffalo Toronto Ottawa SOUTHEAST Tampa Bay Washington Carolina Atlanta Florida

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34 31 27 26 19

19 22 25 27 31

7 7 6 7 9

34 32 28 25 25

18 19 24 25 27

7 10 9 10 7

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Op 152 147 155 161 198

75 69 60 59 47

188 154 166 152 132

145 154 171 180 194

75 74 65 60 57

179 165 177 173 155

185 153 188 197 163

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Phoenix 3, FLYERS 2, OT Toronto 2, N.Y. Islanders 1 N.Y. Rangers 4, Carolina 3, SO Columbus 4, Nashville 0 San Jose 4, Detroit 3 Minnesota 4, Edmonton 1 Colorado 4, St. Louis 3 New Jersey 1, Dallas 0 Boston 3, Calgary 1 Montreal at Vancouver WEDNESDAY’S GAMES

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First period: None. Penalties: Chorney, Edm (cross-checking), :16; Cogliano, Edm (tripping), 4:55; Barker, Min (tripping), 11:48; Stoner, Min (tripping), 14:14. Second period: 1, Minnesota, Havlat 19 (Zanon, Stoner), 9:23. 2, Edmonton, Foster 4 (Omark, Gagner), 17:37. Penalties: Brunette, Min (slashing), 5:55. Third period: 3, Minnesota, Brodziak 13 (Schultz, Bouchard), 1:28. 4, Minnesota, Spurgeon 1 (Zidlicky, Bouchard), 6:33 (pp). 5, Minnesota, Bouchard 6 (Clutterbuck, Madden), 14:33. Penalties: Peckham, Edm (holding), 5:26; Jacques, Edm (high-sticking), 10:07; Burns, Min (holding), 11:39; Zidlicky, Min (holding), 12:09; Jacques, Edm, minor-misconduct (roughing), 15:17; Staubitz, Min, minor-misconduct (charging), 15:17; Minnesota bench, served by Bouchard (unsportsmanlike conduct), 15:17. Shots on Goal: Edmonton 8-7-6–21. Minnesota 5-7-11–23. Power-play opportunities: Edmonton 0 of 6; Minnesota 1 of 4. Goalies: Edmonton, Khabibulin 10-26-2 (23 shots-19 saves). Minnesota, Backstrom 20-13-4 (21-20). A: 17,321 (18,064). T: 2:24. Referees: Stephen Walkom, Marcus Vinnerborg. Linesmen: Brian Mach, Mark Shewchyk.

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N.Y. Rangers won shootout 1-0 First period: 1, N.Y. Rangers, Prust 9 (Avery), 2:08. 2, Carolina, Harrison 2 (Bra.Sutter), 16:35. Penalties: Prospal, NYR (slashing), 10:43; Pitkanen, Car (hooking), 18:15. Second period: 3, N.Y. Rangers, Callahan 16 (Zuccarello, Prospal), 19:46 (pp). Penalties: Skinner, Car (tripping), 9:26; Boyle, NYR (kneeing), 13:41; Cole, Car (delay of game), 17:46; Pitkanen, Car (hooking), 19:14. Third period: 4, Carolina, Jokinen 13 (McBain, Cole), 3:32. 5, Carolina, Jokinen 14 (Harrison, Cole), 6:10. 6, N.Y. Rangers, Wolski 11 (McDonagh), 18:10. Penalties: McDonagh, NYR (interference), 1:27. Overtime: None. Penalties: None. Shootout–N.Y. Rangers 1 (Christensen NG, Zuccarello NG, Wolski G), Carolina 0 (Skinner NG, Jokinen NG, Samsonov NG). Shots on Goal: N.Y. Rangers 18-11-14-3–46. Carolina 12-7-10-4–33. Power-play opportunities: N.Y. Rangers 1 of 4; Carolina 0 of 3. Goalies: N.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 24-20-4 (33 shots-30 saves). Carolina, Ward 25-20-8 (46-43). A: 17,932 (18,680). T: 2:42. Referees: Chris Lee, Justin St. Pierre. Linesmen: Michel Cormier, Andy McElman.

Devils 1, Stars 0 New Jersey Dallas

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Bob “The Hound” Kelly, part of the Broad Street Bullies who brawled their way through the NHL in the 1970s, was stunned that his former team could go an entire 60 minutes and not be penalized. On the road, no less. Kelley was stunned but somewhat proud. “They had a couple guys hurt and sick, and they did what they had to do to win the game,” Kelly, who works for the Flyers’ community-relations department, said Tuesday, referring to the franchise’s first penalty-free, regular-season road game in history — Sunday’s 4-2 win over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. “It’s rough for any team to do that, not just the Flyers,” said Andre “Moose” Dupont, another card-carrying member of the Broad Street Bullies, in a phone conversation from Quebec. “Give them credit.” Kelly acknowledged that “usually, someone slips and spears somebody or cracks someone on the shins. No penalties — it’s not easy to do.” Since the franchise started in 1967, the Flyers had played exactly 1,700 regular-season road games in their history before going penalty-free. They have accomplished the feat twice at home. What were the odds that the Flyers went penalty-free Tuesday against visiting Phoenix? “Back-to-back?” coach Peter Laviolette said in an incredulous tone before the game. “I wouldn’t bet on it.” With 7 minutes, 46 seconds left in the first period, Scott Hartnell was assessed the Flyers’ first penalty, a crosschecking infraction that negated a power play. Laviolette was happy the


Fayne moves in to help against the Stars in Dallas.

Rangers top Hurricanes in shoot-out

Wojtek Wolski scored the tying goal with 1 minute, 50 seconds left in regulation and then netted the only goal in the shoot-out to rally the visiting New York Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Henrik Lundqvist stopped all three shoot-out attempts by Carolina, which squandered a 43-save night by Cam Ward and missed a chance to tie New York for seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Elsewhere: Nick Palmieri scored a Tuesday’s power-play goal with 5:37 left and Johan Hedberg stopped 19 shots as Games the visiting New Jersey Devils extended their season-high winning streak to eight with a 1-0 victory over the slumping Dallas Stars. … Phil Kessel’s goal with less than five minutes to play snapped a tie and gave the host Toronto Maple Leafs a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders. … Joe Thornton scored his 300th career goal, Devin Setoguchi had two, and the San Jose Sharks held on to beat the Red Wings, 4-3, in Detroit.

League gets lucrative beer deal

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No penalties? Bully for them

If there were any doubts that Terry Pegula was as big a Buffalo Sabres fan as he says he is, they were erased when Pegula choked up at the sight of Sabres great Gilbert Perreault arriving at Pegula’s first news conference as the team’s new owner. If there were doubts about Pegula’s commitment to bringing a championship to Buffalo, he took care of them, too, by promising all but a blank check to general manager Darcy Regier. “Starting today, there will be no financial mandates on the Buffalo Sabres hockey department,” the Pennsylvania natural gas billionaire said. Pegula also said coach Lindy Ruff and his staff would remain in place.

N.Y. Islanders at FLYERS, 7 Dallas at Detroit, 7:30 Toronto at Montreal, 7:30 Chicago at Nashville, 8 St. Louis at Vancouver, 10 Minnesota at Los Angeles, 10:30

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Atlanta at Buffalo, 7 Florida at Ottawa, 7 San Jose at Pittsburgh, 7:30 Phoenix at Tampa Bay, 7:30 Edmonton at Colorado, 9:30 Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 THURSDAY’S GAMES

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Devils goaltender Johan Hedberg makes a save as Mark

CENTRAL W L OL Pts Gls Detroit 37 17 6 80 202 Nashville 31 21 8 70 156 Chicago 31 23 6 68 191 Columbus 30 23 6 66 163 St. Louis 27 23 9 63 166 NORTHWEST Vancouver 38 13 9 85 202 Minnesota 32 22 6 70 158 Calgary 31 23 8 70 186 Colorado 26 27 7 59 177 Edmonton 19 33 8 46 151 PACIFIC Phoenix 33 19 9 75 175 San Jose 34 21 6 74 171 Los Angeles 32 23 4 68 163 Anaheim 32 24 4 68 169 Dallas 31 23 6 68 164 Two points for a win, one point an overtime loss. TUESDAY’S RESULTS

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First period: None. Penalties: Goligoski, Dal (tripping), 8:50; New Jersey bench, served by Zharkov (too many men), 17:45. Second period: None. Penalties: Elias, NJ, double minor (high-sticking), 4:25; Fayne, NJ (tripping), 14:19. Third period: 1, New Jersey, Palmieri 6 (Kovalchuk, Fayne), 14:23 (pp). Penalties: Morrow, Dal (hooking), 1:37; Ott, Dal (hooking), 9:53; Goligoski, Dal (high-sticking), 13:06. Shots on Goal: New Jersey 9-5-9–23. Dallas 8-7-4–19. Power-play opportunities: New Jersey 1 of 4; Dallas 0 of 4. Goalies: New Jersey, Hedberg 13-10-2 (19 shots-19 saves). Dallas, Lehtonen 23-18-6 (23-22). A: 13,652 (18,532). T: 2:18. Referees: Gord Dwyer, Marc Joannette. Linesmen: Darren Gibbs, Shane Heyer.

Molson Canadian is set to become the official beer of the National Hockey League. Terms of the seven-year deal weren’t disclosed, but a source told Bloomberg News it is worth $375 million. The North American agreement with brewers Molson Coors in Canada and MillerCoors in the U.S. will see the sister companies heavily represented across the NHL calendar starting next season. — Associated Press

Blue Jackets 4, Predators 0 Nashville Columbus

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First period: None. Penalties: Dumont, Nas (hooking), 6:00; Russell, Clm (holding), 10:24; O'Brien, Nas (holding), 19:48. Second period: None. Penalties: Boll, Clm (charging), 4:13; Weber, Nas (tripping), 9:42. Third period: 1, Columbus, Nash 28 (Tyutin, Vermette), 1:11. 2, Columbus, Calvert 6 (Russell, Tyutin), 4:29 (pp). 3, Columbus, Vermette 15 (Russell, Clitsome), 9:49. 4, Columbus, Nash 29, 19:09 (pp). Penalties: O'Brien, Nas (roughing), 3:26; Legwand, Nas (high-sticking), 13:56; Clitsome, Clm (kneeing), 13:56; Tootoo, Nas, served by Dumont, minor-major (cross-checking, fighting), 18:32; Boll, Clm, major (fighting), 18:32. Shots on Goal: Nashville 6-11-3–20. Columbus 13-4-13–30. Power-play opportunities: Nashville 0 of 2; Columbus 2 of 5. Goalies: Nashville, Rinne 21-16-6 (30 shots-26 saves). Columbus, Mason 21-14-2 (20-20). A: 12,457 (18,144). T: 2:23. Referees: Greg Kimmerly, Kelly Sutherland. Linesmen: Greg Devorski, Bryan Pancich.

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First period: 1, Toronto, MacArthur 18 (Kulemin), 10:13. Penalties: Gunnarsson, Tor (hooking), 5:33; Aulie, Tor (hooking), 11:12; Lebda, Tor (interference), 14:15; Bailey, NYI (hooking), 17:53. Second period: 2, N.Y. Islanders, Moulson 27 (MacDonald), 8:09 (pp). Penalties: Komisarek, Tor (holding), 8:02; Konopka, NYI (cross-checking), 11:20; Toronto bench, served by Lupul (too many men), 13:19; Grabovski, Tor (tripping), 19:30. Third period: 3, Toronto, Kessel 23, 15:19. Penalties: Haley, NYI (roughing, unsportsmanlike conduct), 4:10; Hamonic, NYI, misconduct, 4:10; Armstrong, Tor (unsportsmanlike conduct), 4:10; Brown, Tor, misconduct, 4:10; Konopka, NYI, minor-misconduct (roughing), 20:00; Rosehill, Tor, misconduct, 20:00. Shots on Goal: N.Y. Islanders 7-13-9–29. Toronto 9-11-5–25. Power-play opportunities: N.Y. Islanders 1 of 6; Toronto 0 of 3. Goalies: N.Y. Islanders, Montoya 3-1-0 (25 shots-23 saves). Toronto, Reimer 9-4-2 (29-28). A: 19,459 (18,819). T: 2:22. Referees: Tom Kowal, Ian Walsh. Linesmen: Anthony Sericolo, Steve Miller.

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First period: 1, Boston, Lucic 25 (Krejci, McQuaid), :59. Penalties: Ryder, Bos (hooking), 2:30. Second period: None. Penalties: Glencross, Cal, double minor (high-sticking), 17:34. Third period: 2, Boston, Marchand 19 (Bergeron, Ference), 5:55. 3, Calgary, Glencross 20 (Iginla, Tanguay), 17:27 (pp). 4, Boston, Lucic 26 (Krejci,

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First period: 1, San Jose, Thornton 15 (Pavelski, Boyle), 19:52 (pp). Penalties: Ericsson, Det, double minor (high-sticking), 9:46; Lidstrom, Det (high-sticking), 11:28; Clowe, SJ (tripping), 14:19; Hudler, Det (holding), 19:40. Second period: 2, Detroit, Cleary 20 (Hudler, Lidstrom), 7:06. 3, San Jose, Clowe 17, 14:08. 4, Detroit, Cleary 21 (Hudler, Kronwall), 14:42. 5, San Jose, Setoguchi 16 (Thornton, Couture), 18:43. Penalties: None. Third period: 6, San Jose, Setoguchi 17 (Thornton, Couture), 13:12. 7, Detroit, Zetterberg 18 (Holmstrom, Franzen), 18:09 (pp). Penalties: Heatley, SJ (interference), 17:43. Shots on Goal: San Jose 18-13-12–43. Detroit 10-15-13–38. Power-play opportunities: San Jose 1 of 4; Detroit 1 of 2. Goalies: San Jose, Niemi 21-15-3 (38 shots-35 saves). Detroit, Howard 30-11-3 (43-39). A: 20,066 (20,066). T: 2:26. Referees: Bill McCreary, Chris Rooney. Linesmen: Steve Barton, Scott Driscoll.

Avalanche 4, Blues 3 Colorado St. Louis

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First period: 1, Colorado, Jones 20 (Stastny, Liles), 3:07. 2, Colorado, Hejduk 18 (Liles, Stastny), 10:04 (pp). 3, St. Louis, Berglund 16 (Oshie, Steen), 13:05. Penalties: Stewart, StL (tripping), 8:20. Second period: 4, St. Louis, Stewart 16 (Shattenkirk, Boyes), 17:20 (pp). Penalties: McDonald, StL (interference), 9:26; McClement, Col (tripping), 14:32; Hunwick, Col (delay of game), 15:32; Shattenkirk, StL (interference), 18:31. Third period: 5, Colorado, Johnson 6, 14:54. 6, Colorado, Stastny 18, 17:22. 7, St. Louis, McDonald 14 (Nikitin), 17:44. Penalties: Colaiacovo, StL (tripping), 10:50; McDonald, StL (slashing), 19:56. Shots on Goal: Colorado 12-6-9–27. St. Louis 15-12-18–45. Power-play opportunities: Colorado 1 of 5; St. Louis 1 of 2. Goalies: Colorado, Budaj 13-12-4 (45 shots-42 saves). St. Louis, Conklin 7-5-3 (27-23). A: 19,150 (19,150). T: 2:20. Referees: Brian Pochmara, Dan O'Rourke. Linesmen: Dan Schachte, Pierre Racicot.

Recchi), 19:13 (en). Penalties: Bergeron, Bos (slashing), 16:56. Shots on Goal: Boston 7-10-12–29. Calgary 13-9-7–29. Power-play opportunities: Boston 0 of 2; Calgary 1 of 2. Goalies: Boston, Thomas 27-8-6 (29 shots-28 saves). Calgary, Kiprusoff 27-20-4 (28-26). A: 19,289 (19,289). T: 2:16. Referees: Brad Meier, Dean Morton. Linesmen: Mike Cvik, Don Henderson.

Union sign big-time scorer Ruiz Transfer Certificate. Terms of the deal will not be disclosed. Ruiz signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2002 and scored 24 goals to earn the league’s MVP and Golden Boot awards. Ruiz won another Golden Boot award the following season, scoring 15 goals to tie Taylor Twellman for the top total in MLS. In 2005, Ruiz was trans-

Flyers played a physical game but avoided chippy penalties against the Rangers. “There are certain penalties you can’t afford to take, the lazy ones — the hooking and holdings,” he said. “And then there are the retaliatory ones that are after a penalty, where you know they’re going to the box by themselves and you turn around and swing your stick and slash somebody. We removed a lot of that from the game. That’s a good thing.” Entering Tuesday, the Flyers were tied for 21st in the 30-team league with an average of 14 penalty minutes per game. (Pittsburgh was last, at 18.7 minutes per game.) In the last few weeks, the Flyers have gone from last to 23d in major penalties (253), demonstrating an increase in discipline. Smarter play, Laviolette said, is one of the reasons the Flyers are atop the Eastern Conference. “If you’re killing [penalties] too much, if you’re undisciplined, it’s going to be difficult to win hockey games,” he said. “Teams are too skilled on the power play” to give

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Entering Tuesday, Jeff Carter led the Flyers with 245 shots, followed by Danny Briere (189), Mike Richards (137), Hartnell (133), Claude Giroux (118), James van Riemsdyk (116), and Nik Zherdev (110). Chris Pronger (102) and Kimmo Timonen (100) had the most shots among defensemen.


Jody Shelley won a second-period fight against Nolan Yonkman but was severely cut in the face and received about 60 stitches. . Goalie Brian Boucher, who suffered a “stinger” when he collided with Timonen on Sunday in New York, could have played Tuesday, but Laviolette went with Sergei Bobrovsky. … Tuesday’s scratches: Zherdev, Blair Betts (lacerated finger), and Sean O’Donnell (knee injury). … The Flyers’ Wives Fight for Lives Carnival will be held Sunday from 1:30 to 6 p.m. For tickets, call 1-800-298-4200 or go online to — Sam Carchidi

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The Union Tuesday signed Guatemalan forward Carlos “El Pescadito” (”The Little Fish”) Ruiz on a free transfer from Greek SuperLiga club Aris FC. Ruiz, voted Major League Soccer’s most valuable player in his first season, returns to the league after two years playing abroad. Ruiz will be eligible to play pending receiving his International

Shelley won the fight but needed about 60 stitches.

Sharks 4, Red Wings 3 San Jose Detroit

Bruins 3, Flames 1 Boston Calgary

A bloodied Jody Shelley fights the Coyotes’ Nolan Yonkman.

ferred to FC Dallas, where he stayed until 2008, tallying 31 goals and nine assists in 68 matches. In 2008, he was sent back to Los Angeles but was traded to Toronto FC when the summer transfer window opened. Ruiz also holds the record with 16 goals in MLS postseason history. The 31-year-old is the 10th-highest all-time scorer in MLS history and third among active players.

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The Flyers’ Sergei Bobrovsky reaches to stop the puck as a couple of Coyotes swoop in. Strong work by the goaltender in the first period kept red-hot Phoenix scoreless.

Flyers fall to Coyotes in OT and lose another defenseman FLYERS from D1 The injury caused the Flyers to play with five defensemen the rest of the way — and scramble their pairings for the second straight game. Upshall was given a twominute boarding penalty, and Laviolette thought he should have been given a major. General manager Paul Holmgren said he was disappointed in Upshall, who received a smattering of applause when he first went onto the ice in his first return to Philadelphia since he was traded to Phoenix nearly two years ago. Holmgren called it a late hit and said, “I have a little bit of a problem with it.” After his hit sent Bartulis to the ice and into the boards behind the net, Upshall was the subject of boos and derisive chants. “It was a routine play, going to the net hard,” Upshall said. “I couldn’t really see the puck get covered, nor could I hear a whistle. I didn’t intentionally go to drive him into the boards. I hope he’s all right. Those plays happen a lot where guys are sticking up to each other.” Holmgren said there is a chance O’Donnell — who was supposed to be out for 10 to 14 days — might return at least a week ahead of schedule and play Thursday against the Islanders. “He actually skated for about 40 minutes today and felt pret-

ty good,” Holmgren said. If O’Donnell isn’t ready, the team may put a defenseman on the injury-reserve list and recall Danny Syvret or Erik Gustafsson from Adirondack. The Flyers, who held a 37-23 shots advantage in regulation, nearly won it in the first minute of overtime, but Ilya Bryzgalov (37 saves) stopped Matt Carle from the slot. Sergei Bobrovsky, brilliant in the first two periods, allowed a weak goal to Taylor Pyatt with 9:30 left to snap a 1-1 tie. Pyatt, from above the left circle, sent a soft shot that took a strange bounce and deflected off Bobrovsky. The puck went over the goalie’s shoulder and into the net. “He had huge saves for us and kept us in the game,” Giroux said. “I think it was his first goal like that this season. It happens sometimes, but he’s one of the reasons we got into overtime.” Earlier, Phoenix tied it at 1 on Eric Belanger’s goal with 17:16 remaining. Mikkel Boedker won a battle for the puck from Timonen and, from behind the net, found Belanger, who knocked the pass past Bobrovsky. Before Tuesday, the Flyers had been 30-1-2 when taking a lead into the third period. Captain Mike Richards, still fighting the aftereffects of the

flu, thought losing Bartulis — who played admirably in his 10 shifts — was a key blow. “It’s tough. We pride ourselves all year on playing with four lines and six defensemen,” said Richards, whose team also got a goal from Ville Leino, “and when you have that out of your lineup, you’re a little bit of a depleted team.” With Bartulis sidelined, most of the defensemen played extended minutes, especially Chris Pronger (28:07) and Carle (26:56). Contact staff writer Sam Carchidi at Follow on Twitter at Phoenix FLYERS

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First period: 1, FLYERS, Leino 14 (Carle, Briere), 6:24. Penalties: Stempniak, Pho (holding), 11:54; Hartnell, Phi (cross-checking), 12:14. Second period: None. Penalties: Upshall, Pho (boarding), :17; Yonkman, Pho (cross-checking), 4:34; Yonkman, Pho, major (fighting), 6:58; Shelley, Phi, major (fighting), 6:58; Meszaros, Phi (roughing), 15:57; Meszaros, Phi (boarding), 19:25. Third period: 2, Phoenix, Belanger 9 (Boedker, Fiddler), 2:44. 3, Phoenix, Pyatt 16 (Vrbata), 10:30. 4, FLYERS, Giroux 21 (Carter, Richards), 18:47. Penalties: Fiddler, Pho (goaltender interference), 10:57; Rozsival, Pho (tripping), 14:34. Overtime: 5, Phoenix, Doan 14 (Vrbata, Yandle), 2:41 (pp). Penalties: Timonen, Phi (hooking), 1:36. Shots on goal: Phoenix 9-7-7-6–29. FLYERS 11-11-15-2–39. Power-play opportunities: Phoenix 1 of 4; FLYERS 0 of 5. Goalies: Phoenix, Bryzgalov 27-14-6 (39 shots-37 saves). FLYERS, Bobrovsky 23-9-4 (29-26). A: 19,875 (19,537). T: 2:24. Referees: Paul Devorski, Francois St. Laurent. Linesmen: David Brisebois, Pierre Champoux.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


SportsInBrief Shocker: Saints release Shockey For flamboyant tight end Jeremy Shockey, the party is over, at least in New Orleans. He was released Tuesday by the Saints, who appear ready to move on with promising second-year pro and 2010 third-round draft choice Jimmy Graham. Shockey made a crucial touchdown catch in the fourth quarter of the Saints’ Super Bowl win over the Colts last year. But with one season and $4.2 million in base salary left on his contract, the team decided to part with the 30-year-old, nine-year veteran. “Jeremy played an important role in helping our team bring a Super Bowl championship to New Orleans,” coach Sean Payton said. “He contributed to the success of our offense, both as a pass-catcher and run blocker, and we’re appreciative of his efforts.” Acquired from the New York Giants in a trade at the onset of 2008 training camp, Shockey spent three up-anddown seasons in New Orleans and labored through injuries in all of them. He finished with 139 receptions for 1,460 yards with six touchdowns in 38 regular season games, 34 of them starts. 8 The New York Jets are raising ticket prices, and cutting personnel costs. The team announced a 2.3 percent across-the-board ticket increase Tuesday. Personal seat license tickets, which range from $2,500 to $25,000, are being raised $5 across the board, and there are increases for the luxury suite seats. The only seats not affected are those in the upper bowl of New Meadowlands Stadium. The team also said business-side employees are being asked to take a one-week per month unpaid furlough if the NFL and its players’ union fail to reach a new labor agreement by the March 3 deadline. 8 The Carolina Panthers have placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on two-time Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil, a move

that will help keep the core of the offensive line intact but will also make running back DeAngelo Williams and defensive end Charles Johnson unrestricted free agents. Kalil will be offered a one-year, guaranteed deal worth more than $10 million. The 25-year-old Kalil made his second straight Pro Bowl this season.

HONORS: Villanova junior outfielder Matt Fleishman and Temple freshman righthander Matt Hockenberry have been named the Philadelphia Big Five baseball player and pitcher of the week, respectively, in voting conducted by the city's head coaches and sports information offices. Fleishman batted .667 (8 for 12) with seven RBIs in three games at Norfolk State this weekend. He had three doubles and a triple for a 1.083 slugging percentage. Hockenberry tossed 6.2 innings, allowing two earned runs, and striking out three in his collegiate debut at North Carolina Central. He held the Eagles scoreless through five in a 16-2 win on Sunday.


Series is putting up $5 million for any driver who thinks he or she can beat the openwheel professionals at their own game in their championship race in Las Vegas. IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard issued the invitation as the series announced its season-ending world championship would be held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 16. Bernard says up to five outside drivers can compete in the race if they’re picked by a selection committee and qualify on the track the weekend of the race.


broadcast all three legs of horse racing’s Triple Crown through 2015, reuniting the sport’s three biggest jewels on one network for the first time since 2005. Terms were not disclosed. NBC has carried the Derby and Preakness since 2001. The Belmont was carried by ABC from 2006-2010. — Staff and wire reports

Scoreboard Transactions Baseball AMERICAN LEAGUE Kansas City Royals: Agreed to terms with RHP Blake Wood, C Manny Pina, INF Jeff Bianchi, OF Lorenzo Cain and OF Jarrod Dyson on one-year contracts. Texas Rangers: Agreed to terms with RHP Fabio Castillo, INF Chris Davis, RHP Wilmer Font, LHP Matt Harrison, RHP Tommy Hunter, 1B Mitch Moreland and C Taylor Teagarden on one-year contracts. NATIONAL LEAGUE Atlanta Braves: Agreed to terms with RHP Jairo Asencio, RHP Juan Abreu, RHP Brandon Beachy, RHP Erik Cordier, RHP Randall Delgado, RHP Cory Gearrin, RHP Craig Kimbrel, RHP Stephen Marek, RHP Kris Medlen, RHP Anthony Varvaro, LHP Lee Hyde, LHP Mike Minor, LHP Jose Ortegano, LHP Jonny Venters, INF Brooks Conrad, INF Brandon Hicks, 1B Freddie Freeman, OF Jason Heyward, OF Joe Mather, OF Jordan Schafer and OF Matt Young on one-year contracts. Houston Astros: Agreed to terms with LHP Fernando Abad on a one-year contract.

Basketball NBA Chicago Bulls: Traded F James Johnson to Toronto for the 2011 first-round draft pick Toronto acquired from Miami. San Antonio Spurs: Signed F Steve Novak to a second 10-day contract.

Football Carolina Panthers: Designated C Ryan Kalilhave as the franchise player. Cleveland Browns: Designated K Phil Dawson as the franchise player. Denver Broncos: Signed CB Champ Bailey to a four-year contract. New Orleans Saints: Released TE Jeremy Shockey. Seattle Seahawks: Signed CB Roy Lewis and WR Isaiah Stanback. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Signed CB Ronde Barber to a one-year contract. Tennessee Titans: Named Dave Ragone wide receivers coach, Art Valero assistant offensive line coach, Chet Parlavecchio assistant special teams coach and Arthur Smith defensive assistant for quality control.

Ice Hockey NHL Board of Governors: Approved the sale of the Buffalo Sabres to Terry Pegula. Columbus Blue Jackets: Activated RW Derek Dorsett off injured reserve. Detroit Red Wings: Reassigned G Thomas McCollum from Grand Rapids (AHL) to Toledo (ECHL). Nashville Predators: Assigned G Anders Lindback to Milwaukee (AHL). Recalled G Mark Dekanich and D Jon Blum from Milwaukee. Phoenix Coyotes: Recalled C Kyle Turris and D David Schlemko from San Antonio (AHL). St. Louis Blues: Recalled D Tyson Strachan from Peoria (AHL). Vancouver Canucks: Reassigned D Yann Sauve to Manitoba (AHL).

Soccer MLS UNION: Signed F Carlos Ruiz. Columbus Crew: Signed G Ray Burse and G Alex Riggs.

Colleges NCAA: Placed the Connecticut men's basketball team on three years of probation for improper recruiting inducements, impermissible phone calls and text messages, failure to monitor and promote an atmosphere for compliance by the head coach, and unethical conduct by the former operations director. Suspended the head coach for the first three conference games during the 2011-12 season, scholarship reductions from 13 to 12 for the 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years. Rice: Named Derrick Jackson defensive line coach, Billy Lynch wide receivers coach and Chris Thurmond cornerbacks coach. Virginia Tech: Announced running backs coach Shane Beamer will also be an associate head coach.

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How Phils spell relief: S-w-i-t-c-h a s-t-a-r-t-e-r By Matt Gelb


CLEARWATER, Fla. — Long before the Phillies had the Four Aces, Michael Stutes was summoned to a meeting with minor-league pitching coordinator Gorman Heimueller. The team wanted the righthander to become a reliever after starting games his whole life. That was last spring. Now with a Phillies starting rotation unparalleled in talent and hype, the path of any starting pitching prospect in the system is blocked for at least two seasons while the Four Aces are under contract. “When they switched me, I was fine with it,” said Stutes, 24. “They’ve made a living by scouting and developing players. They know what they’re doing. Now I feel even better. I’m looking around, it’s like, ‘At least I’ve got a shot.’ ” Stutes is just one of a handful of pitchers the Phillies have converted from starters to relievers. Justin De Fratus, a highly regarded prospect, is another. Antonio Bastardo, Phillippe Aumont, and, most recently, Andrew Carpenter are others. But, assistant general manager Chuck LaMar says, it’s not because of the quality of starting pitching the Phillies have at the major-league lev-

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“When they switched me, I was fine with it,” said Phillies relief

prospect Michael Stutes, left. Another conversion project, Justin De Fratus, above, is also fighting for a roster spot. el. It just so happens the team has a set rotation without any prospects close to the majors and a bullpen that could require a complete revamping in 2012 with more than a few potential young arms ready to step in. “It has nothing to do with anything but doing what’s best for them and their individual development,” LaMar said. “That’s just where they fit.” Still, the Phillies do have the luxury of taking chances. This spring, there are just three starting pitchers in


camp 25 or younger — Vance Worley, J.C. Ramirez, and Drew Naylor. And even Worley could relieve if the Phillies see enough out of him this spring to merit a roster spot. Of course, there are three young former Phillies prospects who most likely will begin the season in majorleague rotations: J.A. Happ (Houston), Carlos Carrasco (Cleveland), and Kyle Drabek (Toronto). But mostly, the starting depth in the Phillies’ system lies in the lower levels. Sin-

gle-A Clearwater will have a starting rotation littered with top prospects such as Jarred Cosart, Brody Colvin, and Trevor May. “It’s sort of the next wave,” LaMar said. At double and triple A, the Phillies decided some of their more promising arms were better suited for the bullpen. LaMar insisted those pitchers would have been moved even if there was a need for young, major-league-ready starting pitching. He said the team typically looks at a host of factors

Williams ponders “work stoppage”

White Sox general manager Kenny Williams was making sense for a while Tuesday in an interview with Comcast Sports, labeling talk of $30 million-a-year players “asinine.” But he may have lost a lot of support when he said he would support a work stoppage to bring fiscal sanity. There has been speculation that Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols could be the first with a $30 million average salary, but Williams said his comments were not personally directed at Pujols. “We have gotten to the point of no return,” he told Comcast. “Something has to happen. And if it means the game being shut down for the sake of bringing sanity to it, to franchises that aren’t going to stop the insanity, I’m all for it.”

Jeter fires back

Around the majors

Former major-league general manager Roland Hemond has been selected to receive the Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hall of Fame. Hemond, 81, becomes the second winner of the award, the Hall announced. O’Neil, a Negro league star, received it posthumously in 2008, two years after his death. 8 Zack Greinke, the 27-year-old former AL Cy Young winner who nearly left the game because of social anxiety disorder in 2006, said he increased his medication this off-season and is more fatigued because of it. Elsewhere: Yankees manager Joe Girardi said righthander Bartolo Colon will start Saturday’s spring training opener against the Phillies.

Jurisprudence Federal prosecutors sought to show the jury in Barry Bonds’ perjury trial evidence alleging the slugger mistreated his wife, girlfriends and other people around him. Defense lawyers said the issue is irrelevant to the perjury case. 8 Miguel Cabrera has an arraignment set for March 16 following his arrest last week on suspicion of drunken driving. Contact staff writer Don McKee at This article contains information from the Associated Press.

Online Sports Poll The Phillies’ biggest question at this point is ... 1. Who’ll replace Jayson Werth in right? 2. Is the bullpen complete? 3. Can the Four Aces stay healthy? 4. Will they show Charlie Manuel the money?

Go to to be heard Results of Tuesday’s sports poll: Who is the most productive aging athlete? Out of 424 responses

9% 8% 3% 80%

David Akers (37 votes) Bernard Hopkins (35 votes) Raul Ibanez (11 votes) Chris Pronger (341 votes)

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Werth knows baseball is a business

By Don McKee, Inquirer Staff Writer

Derek Jeter got a chance to respond to Yankees chairman Hank Steinbrenner on Tuesday and played it for laughs. Steinbrenner had remarked that the 2010 Yankees underachieved after winning the World Series the previous season because some players were “too busy building mansions.” Jeter was building a multimillion dollar home in Tampa, Fla., last year when CHARLIE NEIBERGALL / AP New York lost to Texas in the Yankee Derek Jeter laughed ALCS. off some recent comments Jeter’s response: “I’m not made by team chairman moving!” Hank Steinbrenner.

when deciding a move, from the pitcher’s velocity to his stamina, pitch repertoire, and demeanor. “Some young men can handle that four days in between starts,” LaMar said. “Others, it drives them crazy.” De Fratus fits that category. He had his meeting with Heimueller before the 2009 season. “At the moment when they told me, I didn’t understand it quite fully,” De Fratus said. “But afterward, I realized this role is better for me. I’m not sitting down four games out

of the week. It helped my focus. It helped everything.” Almost every decent pitching prospect will begin his professional career as a starter. That allows for time and more innings to develop secondary pitches. The classic Phillies example of the transition working to perfection is Ryan Madson, who started all through his minor-league career but made the shift in the majors. Bastardo has also had majorleague success after the move. With Jose Contreras as the only reliever under contract for 2012 (Brad Lidge has a $12.5 million team option), the Phillies may be able to test their conversions soon. De Fratus believes in what the team has done. “It was more identifying personalities and how are they going to be successful for us,” De Fratus said. “That’s what I interpret the Phillies were doing. They’re giving each player the best chance to be successful for themselves. “It’s clearly going to be working for us. You’ll see it in the next couple of years.”

DAVID J. PHILLIP / Associated Press

Nationals rightfielder Jayson Werth shags flies during

Tuesday’s workout. He noted he is where he wants to be.

What Werth Has to Say Here are some comments by Nationals rightfielder Jayson Werth:

On whether he knew the Phillies were interested in signing Cliff Lee:

“I kind of knew it was always a possibility, and I kind of felt it was going to be [Werth] or [Lee]. When it wasn’t me and what they were talking to me about in terms of years, it kind of made it seem like they were playing us off against each other a little bit. “That’s the name of the game. That’s the business of it. You miss on one, you get on the other. That’s how they played it. Unfortunately, I think if they’d played it right, they probably could have had us both.”

On the Phillies’ situation in right field:

“I think Ben Francisco is a better player than people realize. He’s a good guy, and he was a big part of that team, and he did his job. He kept his mouth shut, and he was a role player for them, and for him to get a chance to play every day, I think that’s what it is all about. “Domonic Brown is a great talent. Very few people bust into the big leagues and are successful, but he definitely has the talent to play.”

On why he signed with the Nationals:

“After they assured me that they were going to take the right steps to continue to add to the young core group of players they had … I stepped back and took a look at this team and where I thought it was going in the future. “It was actually the type of situation I wanted to be in. Getting in on the ground floor and building it to the top. That kind of turned me on in a sense.” — Bob Brookover

WERTH from D1 er, if all that money can buy happiness for Werth or victories for the Nationals. All we know for sure right now is that Werth was one swell of a supporting actor in Philadelphia for a team that won four straight National League East titles, two NL pennants and a World Series. The Phillies were appreciative of the four-year contribution they got from a guy they signed as an unknown free agent. But they were more than willing to let somebody else pay him the kind of money pocketed by Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Roy Halladay, and Cliff Lee. Werth, 31, said he believes the Phillies made a decision between him and Lee this off-season, and there is some truth to that. If Werth had accepted an offer made by the Phillies in November, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. probably would not have had the cash needed to lure Lee back. The Phillies’ offer to Werth, however, was nowhere near the five-year, $120 million deal Lee signed for or the fortune the Nationals gave their newest outfielder. “It’s a business,” Werth said. “It really is. Baseball is the same game I’ve been playing since I was a kid, but when it comes to the business side of it, it really is dollars and cents.” Werth thought the Phillies could have had both him and Lee if they had played their hand different after the 2009 season. “I mean, they traded Cliff away for prospects and then realized that was probably not what they should have done,” Werth said. “They ended up paying him a lot more than they would have if they’d signed him the year before. Then we would have had him. Chances are if they had signed him before they traded him, it probably would have made it a little easier to sign me.” When asked if he thought the Phillies’ offer was fair,

Durbin playing the waiting game DURBIN from D1 camps have been open for nearly two weeks. The 33-year-old righthander made $2.125 million in 2010 and hit the market as a free agent for the first time in his career this winter. The Phillies and Durbin have expressed mutual interest in a return all off-season. But after the Phillies signed Cliff Lee, their desire for a guaranteed contract with another middle reliever lessened. Both Brad Lidge and Ryan Madson have openly campaigned for Durbin’s return this spring and hinted at the possibility still existing. The Phillies have never been averse to the idea but did not see eye-to-eye with Durbin on his original demands. If his hand is forced because there are no major-

league offers on the table, the source said, Durbin’s preference would be to go to the Phillies and compete for a job as a non-roster player. For the Phillies, it would be a no-risk signing. Durbin was a regular contributor on the last three division-winning teams. Last season, he had a 3.80 ERA in 682/3 innings, most of which came in the sixth and seventh innings of games.

Lee throws

After declaring himself completely recovered from an off-season muscle strain, Lee threw 38 pitches to live hitters for the first time this spring. He is on par with the rest of the pitchers in camp. Pitching coach Rich Dubee watched a majority of Lee’s session and said the lefthand-

er threw all of his pitches. “Cliff Lee was very, very good,” Dubee said.

Extra bases

Antonio Bastardo did not throw to live hitters with the rest of his group Tuesday. He is scheduled for a side bullpen session Wednesday and is not slated to appear in any of the first five Grapefruit League games. Bastardo has been slowed by an arm injury suffered in winter ball and a stomach illness this spring. … Mike Schmidt made his first appearance as a guest instructor this spring. The Hall of Famer usually spends about two weeks in camp. Contact staff writer Matt Gelb at Follow him on Twitter at

Werth said he owed it not only to himself but also to his brethren in the Major League Baseball Players Association to take the most money. “It’s not really for me to say if it was fair or not,” Werth said. “I don’t really know what fair is, but I know it didn’t really add up in the end. When you make it to free agency as a player, you can look at it in one of two ways: you are a member of the MLB Players Association or you can look at it that you play for a specific team. “I think once you get to free agency, you’re in a big pool of players and we all really play in one organization and that’s MLB. In that respect, I was trying to maximize things and also trying to get into a situation I wanted to be in.” The admission that money was the driving force for his departure was honest, which was always one of Werth’s most admirable traits during his time with the Phillies. Some fans in Philadelphia might snicker when they also hear that Werth wanted to play for the Nationals, a franchise that has finished last in the NL East six of the last seven years. “We’re going to be competitive this year,” Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said. “We talked about that with [Werth] in the recruiting process. I sat down with him and showed him a plan of what we’re attempting to do, and he bought into it.” Perhaps, but the Phillies’ rightfielder admitted his new team is rebuilding right now. Maybe two or three years down the road, Werth’s Nationals will progress in the same rapid fashion the San Francisco Giants did after they signed former Phillies centerfielder Aaron Rowand. You can bet if that happens, the Nationals are hoping they paid for a leading man rather than the bench player Rowand has become. Contact staff writer Bob Brookover at 215-854-2577 or

FOULBALL Hurlers hit ground running One of the more enjoyable drills of the spring to watch began Tuesday: pitchers’ sliding practice. It’s pitching coach Rich Dubee’s least favorite. “It’s a day you hold your breath because you need to get them down,” Dubee said. Yes, every pitcher came away unscathed. Dubee did hold closer Brad Lidge out of the drill. So Lidge watched — and laughed — with everyone else. — Matt Gelb

Wednesday, February 23, 2011




Castillo took path least traveled to the top CASTILLO from D1 es is his argument for why he will succeed. “All my life has been about challenges,” Castillo says, and he tells you about them.

school players into the NFL, maybe he could follow them.

Technique and toughness

Tore up the table

Castillo’s parents, Gregorio and Juanita, were born in Mexico and moved to Port Isabel, Texas, as teenagers. The town sits on the Gulf Coast, practically at Texas’ most southern tip. Just a few thousand people lived there, many of them Mexican immigrants attracted by jobs on shrimp boats. He shrimped. She was a maid in hotels on nearby South Padre Island. Juan was the oldest of three children, and the only boy. Shortly before he entered sixth grade, his father fell off a boat into the Gulf. He was never found. His mother took on a second job busing tables. She never dated, Castillo said, just worked and made a hot breakfast every morning. “She was special,” Castillo said. As in much of Texas, community life in Port Isabel revolved around high school football. Friday nights everyone came out to see the Port Isabel High Tarpons play. Castillo dreamed of standing before his cheering peers at pep rallies. “If you played football, everybody knew who you were,” Castillo said. He poured his work ethic into football. The summer before his senior year he bused tables and worked in a local grocery store. He bought a barbell with his earnings and squeezed in training at night, using a living room table as a bench. Workouts began at 11:30, and continued for 90 sweaty minutes. “That table got torn up a little bit,” he Castillo said. That year he made the 2A all-state team as a linebacker. “That’s where it started,” Castillo said. “If you work hard, good things happen.” Castillo, however, had no big-time colleges sending him letters. After a semester at Monterrey Tech, he transferred to Texas A&I, now Texas A&M-Kingsville. After working out with his teammates, Castillo would sneak back to the track, making sure no one saw him. “I found out, if you want to be better than someone, you’ve got to outwork them,” he said. “How can you beat a guy or be better than a guy if you’re doing the same work he is?” As a junior, Castillo started at linebacker on a team that won the NAIA national championship. But his playing career ended after his senior year — without a degree or a plan. He went back later for his degree but immediately began his education in coaching.

‘Crazy intense’

Anyone who has ever attended an Eagles practice has heard Castillo’s voice. In team drills, the coach, then for the offensive line, races into the mass of tangled bodies, exhorting his linemen to attack. His unit is the last to leave, his men repeating the same steps, the same hand placements, over and over, bursting out of stances and into pads held by teammates. Each repetition he punctuates with a “Boom!” “He’s a contradiction,” said

Eagles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo, at age 4, with his parents, Gregorio and Juanita, and sister, Sofia. Gregorio Castillo died before his son entered sixth grade. Fred Nuesch, a former A&I sports information director. “He’s very soft-spoken and extremely polite, but when it comes to playing and coaching, he’s extremely aggressive.” Castillo’s attitude with the Eagles is actually toned down, said retired lineman Jermane Mayberry, who played under Castillo at A&I and with the Eagles. “He was crazy intense” at school. Shortly after college, Castillo, trying to catch on with semipro and USFL teams, took a series of A&I assistant jobs under his old coach, Ron Harms. Early on, he was assigned an unruly group of defensive linemen not much younger than he was. Seeking to establish his authority, Castillo challenged them to boxing, going one-onone for 60 seconds apiece. He made it through four before one tackled him and sprained the coach’s ankle, ending the session. “I was young. I didn’t know that you earn respect by teaching,” Castillo said sheepishly. “I was like, ‘I’m going to teach ’em. We’re going to mix it up.’ ” As he shuffled between assistant coaching jobs at A&I and the USFL, Castillo began to pair effort with technical precision. With the USFL’s San Antonio Gunslingers, for whom he played in 1984 and 1985 in between coaching stints, he learned how to use his hands on defense. He taught his A&I linebackers by challenging the offensive linemen to try to block him. Castillo describes a confrontation like choreography: Lead step, shoot your hands,

had far younger students. Instead of challenging him, they admired him. Their girlfriends chatted with his wife, Zaida. One of his players was Harms’ son, who relayed Castillo’s effort and maturation, to his father. Four years after leaving Texas A&I, Castillo was asked back. Harms wanted the former defensive coach to lead his offensive line. To Castillo, it was a dream opportunity: a chance to return to his alma mater for a full-time job. He gushed the news to his wife. Offensive line? Zaida Juan Castillo was 2A all-state asked, “Do you know that?” linebacker while playing for “I said, ‘No, baby, but I’ll Port Isabel High in Texas. learn it.’ ” roll your hips, lock ’em out, Harms said he believed torque ’em. Castillo’s work ethic could Castillo demonstrates as he make the unusual move a suctalks, crouching before firing cess. his hands upward into a lis“Coach Reid obviously has tener’s armpits and then ex- the same feeling about Juan tending his arms straight, cre- as I did,” Harms said. “He’s ating distance between him- the hardest worker I’ve ever self and his man, a position seen, period.” from which he can steer even Castillo studied for his new a larger player. job, following the advice of a When Harms found out friend in business: by finding about the impromptu boxing outstanding examples in the session, though, he wasn’t field and following their lead. happy. According to Castillo, On spring break, when the the coach wanted him out. school paid for one flight and Harms said he knew Castil- three per-diems to let coachlo’s USFL playing days were es study other staffs, Castillo numbered and wanted the stretched the opportunity young man, who now had a into two weeks of learning. son, to get a better-paying job He’d fly to Indianapolis, rent and support his family. a car and drive to WashingIn either case, Castillo landed ton and Buffalo, back to Chiat Kingsville High School, cago, Notre Dame and the where he would learn a more University of Michigan, abrefined way to coach and set in sorbing knowledge from motion the first big switch of coaches at four NFL teams his career. and two big-time colleges. To save money he slept in his ‘I’ll learn it’ car and drove overnight. At Kingsville High, Castillo If he could coach his small-

One knee surgery is enough for Justice

Another big chance

Four of Castillo’s proteges, including Mayberry, made it to the NFL. Castillo landed with the Eagles in 1995 as an offensive assistant, hired by Ray Rhodes after he had internships in three NFL cities. He stayed on when Andy Reid came aboard and in 1998 became the offensive line coach, a job he held until a few weeks ago. He brought his trademark focus on technique and effort but with a milder personal touch. Before games, he said, he simply sits with his linemen in the locker room. “I just want them to know I’m here,” Castillo said, though he admitted to headbutting tackle King Dunlap once or twice. He has four children, all boys, who also receive his particular brand of coaching. “When he’s not working, he’s all about his family,” Mayberry said. “Doesn’t have hobbies, doesn’t golf. … He trains his boys.” His oldest son, Greg, is 20, a junior cornerback at Iowa.

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By Jonathan Tamari

gles’ website, Hobbs wrote, “I have not made any decisions.” He was responding to recent Eagles right tackle Winston Justice had reports that he was likely to retire. his left knee “cleaned out” Tuesday by surHobbs has played in 16 games over the geon James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., last two seasons, each of which ended with and is expected to be fine for the 2011 a neck injury. His 2010 season ended with a scary collision on a kick return in Week 11 season, the team said. No further surgery is expected to be nec- against the Giants. He suffered damage to another disk in his neck, the Eagles said at essary, according to a team spokesman. Justice hurt his left knee in Week 13 against the time. Even if he hopes to continue playing, it’s the Houston Texans and missed two games. He struggled when he returned to the lineup uncertain if Hobbs will have the chance but said at the time that he had no structural with the Eagles. His contract expires in March. damage. INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

Hobbs undecided. Cornerback Ellis Hobbs

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Wilkerson’s move is a first for Owls WILKERSON from D1 attendees will be two of Wilkerson’s Temple teammates — safety Jaiquawn Jarrett and linebacker Elijah Joseph, who played their senior seasons last fall. Wilkerson, who is built like a brick wall, showed surprising agility and quickness for a man his size while making plays for Temple the last two seasons. As a junior, he led all MAC defensive tackles in stops with 70, and was third on the Owls. Wilkerson’s 91/2 sacks were second in the MAC. He had 13 tackles for losses and two forced fumbles. “People don’t know much about me except what they see on film,” said Wilkerson, who can be seen running down halfbacks from behind. “I want them to see me up close and personal. I want to show why I feel I can take it to the next level.” Against a backdrop of a possi-

At Texas A&I, practice began at 3:50 p.m., but Castillo had his men on the field at 3. He wanted them focused on technique, so it would come to them naturally in the heat of a game. He stressed details. Placing a hand on the outside of a pass rushers’ number instead of the inside could make the difference between success and failure, Mayberry recalled. Castillo also demanded toughness. But he thought his line was soft. So before games, he sometimes headbutted his helmeted players until his bare forehead bled. In practice, he insisted they chase the play and hit until the whistle — or later. Their aggressiveness became so pronounced that a defensive coach hauled Castillo into Harms’ office: The offensive line, he complained, was going to hurt someone. Castillo recounts the accusation with pride. “One of the most awesome things that happened to me,” he said.

His second son, John, 19, is a distance runner at Villanova. Castillo said he’ll soon turn his athletic focus toward Andres, 13, and Antonio, 8. When Castillo interviewed for the defensive coordinator job, he met Reid at 4 a.m., likely to keep the talks under wraps, Castillo said. It was the same hour he’d arrive at the fish house in Port Isabel. He earned another big career switch. After nearly 30 years in coaching, he became an NFL coordinator. This time, Zaida greeted him with a big hug, but Castillo was subdued. “This is what I’ve been working for,” he recalled in a whisper. “Now it’s on.” Castillo has stepped up to a plateau few Hispanic coaches have reached. The Panthers’ Ron Rivera recently became just the third Hispanic head coach in league history. Castillo, who was honored in Port Isabel with Juan Castillo Day on July 4, 2009, said he hopes his story inspires others from his home and other MexicanAmericans. “I want them to know that anything and everything is possible,” Castillo said. Along with his coaching success, his youngest sister, Janie, is set to soon become a doctor. “Coming from two parents that didn’t even go to school. Anything and everything is possible. You have to have a plan … and the plan consists of a lot of hard work.” It will be months before anyone can say whether promoting Castillo was the right move, but for now, the Eagles have expressed confidence, based on his past. “I’ve learned the hard way to never bet against people who always find a way to succeed,” Eagles president Joe Banner said. “The essence of who Juan is is somebody who finds a way to overachieve and find ways to be successful in whatever he does.” The Eagles are betting on him — and betting big. Castillo said he’ll prove them right. He expects it will take a lot of work, but he’s used to that.

ble work stoppage for NFL teams — the league’s owners and players’ union remain at odds — Wilkerson is one of 56 underclassmen who left college early for a chance to play in the NFL, in a season that might not happen. But Wilkerson and his mother made a decision they still feel comfortable with. “I’d been reading about it,” Janice Wilkerson said. “What the union was looking for and what the league was looking for. It really didn’t impact our decision. We didn’t stress about it. If there’s a lockout, he’ll survive. Muhammad said, ‘If it is, it is.’ We had a lot of agents contacting Muhammad. We made a decision he would talk to nobody. They would talk to me.” Janice Wilkerson said that a disappointed Muhammad came home to Linden, N.J., for Thanksgiving, shortly after Temple found out it would get

no bowl-game invitation despite an 8-4 record. That’s when Muhammad bounced off his mother the idea of passing up his senior year. After petitioning the NFL advisory committee for an evaluation, the Wilkersons received an estimate that had Muhammad going in the second round of the draft at worst. “I came home from work one day, and he told me he got a phone call from the NFL,” Janice Wilkerson said. “Later, we got an official letter in the mail. Nothing moves Muhammad. I was excited for him. He was calm.” “At the end of the day, I thought it was the best move for me,” Muhammad said about leaving school. “I was kind of shocked about [the rating], because people view Temple as a team that doesn’t play against good competition. There are guys from much bigger schools coming out, and

you don’t know where you’re going to come out with those types of guys.” Since Jan. 2, Wilkerson has been in Atlanta, where he is working out at Competitive Edge Sports, being guided by experts in various disciplines in the field of physical training. Wilkerson, who has an apartment nearby, is at the facility from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each weekday. The sessions range from film study, to drills on the field, to work with resistance bands, to weightlifting. “It gives me joy to see him progress the way he has,” said Janice Wilkerson, who with family members attended Temple home games, and some road games, last fall. “I’m proud of him, and happy that he’s excelling at something he loves.” Contact staff writer Kevin Tatum at 215-854-2583 or

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Wood to battle Carroll West Chester Rustin dumps for PCL girls’ crown Penn Wood

Cory Blake scored 17 points for the Knights, who square off with Plymouth Whitemarsh next. By Rick O’Brien

Wood, last season’s district titlist, will host Pennridge in West Chester Rustin ar- the consolation bracket. Nine rived as the No. 6 seed. Still, teams advance to the state many expected that No. 11 tournament. Penn Wood, which had lost Myers, a 6-3 junior and the twice to No. 1 Chester and seventh man, contributed had been tested on the rigor- nine rebounds (four on ofous showcase circuit, would fense), five points, and four have the upper hand. assists. His layup, off a feed The Golden Knights did not from Blake, put the Knights take kindly to their underdog in front, 50-41, with 3:41 to status. “We definitely came in play. “He’s been contributing all with a chip on our shoulder,” 6-foot-4, 220-pound senior year like that,” Blake said. Cory Blake said. “But we “He’s a key player for us. And were confident about our we needed him when Anthochances. Confident, but not ny got in foul trouble.” Blake totaled nine recocky.” With Blake recording 17 bounds and seven assists. points and Dan Myers com- Nash scored 11 of his 13 ing up big off the bench, Rus- points in the first half. Zatin knocked off the Patriots, chary Butcher, a 6-2 senior 59-51, in Tuesday night’s PIAA wing guard, posted 10 points, District 1 Class AAAA second- including two three-pointers. As usual, the Patriots (21-6) round playoff matchup. were led by senior swingman “For some reason, everyAaron Brown. The West Virone always doubts us,” fifthginia recruit delivered 19 year Knights coach Keith points, nine boards, and two Cochran said. “To beat Penn steals. Shawn Oakman, a 6-9 Wood, that’s the biggest win senior headed to Penn State in the school’s history. I’m for football, had nine points, kind of speechless at this seven boards, and three point.” steals. The hosts won despite havPenn Wood shot 19 for 57 ing to play 12 minutes of the from the field. The visitors second half without high-leap- were 5 for 31 in the middle ing, 6-6 junior Anthony Nash, two quarters. who picked up his fourth foul For Rustin, senior point with 7 minutes, 37 seconds re- guard Latrell Shelton hit a maining in the third quarter. pair of first-quarter treys and Rustin (22-3) also overcame totaled five rebounds, four as20 turnovers, including 12 be- sists, and two blocks. fore intermission. Penn Wood 20 8 9 14 – 51 “That’s what Penn Wood West Chester Rustin 17 12 14 16 – 59 does,” Cochran said. “They PW: Malcolm Richardson 11, Jerry Price 4, Shawn Oakman 9, Aaron Brown 19, Darian Barnes 6, Akil have a lot of length. They try Anderson 2. WCR: Latrell Shelton 9, Cordairo Taylor 2, to turn you over.” Anthony Nash 13, Cory Blake 17, Zachary In a quarterfinal Friday, the Butcher 10, Ethan Ridgeway 3, Dan Myers 5. Ches-Mont League champions will visit No. 3 seed Ply- Contact staff writer Rick O’Brien mouth Whitemarsh, a 50-27 at 610-313-8019 or victor over No. 14 Pennridge in the second round. Penn INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

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Archbishop Wood’s Tori Arnao goes to the basket ahead of Cardinal O’Hara players during Tuesday night’s Catholic League semifinal game. Wood prevailed, 60-37.



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Archbishop Wood and Archbishop Carroll earned double-digit victories Tuesday night to advance to the Catholic League girls’ basketball final. Behind Christine Verrelle’s 14 points, Wood defeated Cardinal O’Hara in the first game of a doubleheader at Philadelphia University, 60-37. Verrelle also spearheaded a second-quarter uprising that turned an 11-9 Wood lead into a 32-14 halftime advantage. Jen Carney scored 16 points to lead Carroll to a 52-36 triumph over Archbishop Prendergast. Wood and Carroll will play for the championship at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Palestra.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011



Tuesday’s Results Boys’ Basketball DISTRICT 1 CLASS A First-Round Playoffs Plumstead Christian 65, Friends Select 55 Calvary Baptist 34, Jenkintown 29 Delco Christian 52, Christopher Dock 34 DISTRICT 1 CLASS AAAA Second-Round Playoffs Chester 72, Springfield (D) 48 Bensalem 36, North Penn 33 Lower Merion 73, Upper Darby 66 Council Rock North 50, Wissahickon 44 Norristown 67, Coatesville 62 Plymouth Whitemarsh 50, Pennridge 27 West Chester Rustin 59, Penn Wood 51 TRI-COUNTY LEAGUE Playoff Semifinals Perkiomen School 66, Del-Val Friends 51 Phelps 71, Collegium Charter 31 TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Playoff Quarterfinals Christian Academy 57, The Pilgrim Academy 45

Girls’ Basketball DISTRICT 1 CLASS AAA First-Round Playoffs Merion Mercy 54, Marple Newtown 33 Pope John Paul II 26, Oxford 16 Villa Joseph Marie 70, Phoenixville 33 NONLEAGUE Cumberland Christian 31, Christian Academy 24

Boys’ Basketball Boxes District 1 Class A First Round Friends Select 13 18 14 10 — 55 Plumstead Christian 15 14 12 24 — 65 FS: Alex Hughes 10, Skyler Krafft 3, Brett Nagle 21, Craig Presant 21. PC: Cory Brautigam 6, Jon Ciotta 8, Max Drake 14, Jose Figueroa 25, Steve Rosenthal 6, Brad Wisler 6. Calvary Baptist 11 9 10 4 — 34 Jenkintown 13 5 7 4 — 29 CB: Ryan Bachtle 5, Michael Chen 2, Travis Clemens 6, David Hunsberger 15, Justin Zamroz 6. J: David Castner 1, Sam Dorshimer 6, Kevin Hull 2, Jack Kinniry 9, Isaac Schaphorst 11. Christopher Dock 5 7 6 16 — 34 Delco Christian 16 13 8 15 — 52 CD: Dave Brelsford 10, Tyler Denlinger 2, Azariah Parmer 4, Adam Spinozzi 8, Sharif Stewart 5, Sam Thalathoti 5. DC: Darren Brooks 5, D.L. Brown 3, Azhar Dorsey 7, Mike Monaghan 4, Jordan Sbraccia 23, Austin Stephens 7, Abel Teano 3. District 1 Class AAAA Second Round Springfield (D) 7 8 14 19 — 48 Chester 16 16 21 19 — 72 S(: Dave Carpenter 3, Chris Devinney 7, Zack DeVito 9, Matt Fox 9, Mike McKale 5, Brendan McNamee 11, Matt Pearse 4. C: Lamon Church 8, Richard Granberrry 4, Tavaune Griffin 1, Rondae Jefferson 11, Maurice Nelson 16, Darius Robinson 9, Kareem Robinson 4, DeQuann Walker 15, Erikk Wright 4. Lower Merion 12 20 14 27 — 73 Upper Darby 11 12 17 26 — 66 LM: Mike Buchwald 9, Luke Chambers 1, Eric Green 15, Raheem Hall 22, Darius Hall 12, B.J. Johnson 6, Darryl Reynolds 2, Mike Robbins 6. UD: Terrence Bridges 15, Zafir Copeland 3, Kevin Everett 7, Daron Harris 8, Brandon Hashim 20, D.J. Johnson 7, Yusef Ross 6. Wissahickon 5 12 13 14 — 44 Council Rock North 18 7 11 14 — 50 W: Jordan Freed 3, Kyle Garrett 8, Jabari Kibler 2, Tanoh Kpassagnon 4, Anthony McKie 7, Jordan Reed 4, Mike Scheier 16. CRN: Charlie Anastasi 13, Aaron Goodman 3, Aaron Morgan 25, John Raymon 9. Coatesville 8 23 12 19 — 62 Norristown 17 10 14 26 — 67 C: Leroy Hoggard 5, Demetri Jones 8, CHris Jones 3, Denzel London 3, Kris Miller 19, Tymeir Miller 6, Dameon Nixon 2, Will Shuler 16. N: Samir Bey 2, Richard Bouknight 4, Jahbri Hargrove 2, Rasheed Johnson 7, Aaron Webb 33, Tyreese White 5, Maleek Williams 14. Pennridge 13 6 0 8 — 27 Plymouth Whitemarsh 17 9 8 16 — 50 P: Tim Abruzzo 8, Pat Graham 1, Mike Guldin 8, Andrew Lyons 4, Jared Schaffer 6. PW: Marcus Badger 4, Stephon Baker 16, Jaylen Bond 11, Brandon Johnson 2, Sam Pygatt 17. Penn Wood 20 8 9 14 — 51 West Chester Rustin 17 12 14 16 — 59 PW: Akil Anderson 2, Darian Barnes 6, Aaron Brown 19, Shawn Oakman 9, Jerry Price 4, Malcom Richardson 11. WCR: Corey Blake 17, Zach Butcher 10, Dan Myers 5, Anthony Nash 13, Ethan Ridgeway 3, Latrell Shelton 9, Cordario Taylor 2. Tri-County League Playoff Semifinals Del-Val Friends 4 18 11 18 — 51 Perkiomen School 20 10 18 18 — 66 DF: Josh Barry 2, Arthur Borgerhoff 24, Sterling Flower 6, Peter Gould 2, Thomas Lubowicki 3, Yazan Muasher 14. PS: Bruce Brittingham 29, Colin Cameron 2, Eric Fanning 25, Jorges Montes 2, John Williams 8. Collegium Charter 5 9 10 7 — 31 Phelps 14 12 28 17 — 71 CC: Dihmer Gardner 7, Jon Jones 2, Abass Koroma 10, Jamal Pettigrew 1, Ansu Sarnor 8, Diamond Williams 1, Sean Woods 2. P: Ryan Alfred 6, Jakob Batycki 4, Isaiah Gans 15, Zach Hagan 6, Devon Haines 4, Shakiel Humphrey 5, Ryair Smith 12, Shawn Valentine 7, Damien Williams 12. Tri-State Christian Athletic Conference Quarter Finals The Pilgrim Academy 10 8 16 11 — 45 Christian Academy 19 7 8 23 — 57 TPA: Jack Cella 19, Phiil Mole 4, Craig Suglia 4, Darin Walden 18. CA: Andrew Boykin 4, Mike Evans 18, Kyle Gibson 12, Trevin Jones 4, Daniel Walker 12, Andrew Wisneski 5, Adam Zahner 2.

Girls’ Basketball Boxes District 1 Class AAA First Round Marple Newtown 7 8 6 12 — 33 Merion Mercy 12 9 20 13 — 54 MN: Maiya Brown 6, Madison Collins 4, Melissa Levy 8, Denise McKeown 13, Devon Miller 2. MM: Meg Andruszko 3, Gianna Croce 2, Natalie Dicocco 9, Catherine Moretto 10, Martha Pannepacker 7, Sam Siegfried 17, Courtney Whelan 4, Martha Zeller 2. Pope John Paul II 6 6 8 6 — 26 Oxford 2 3 7 4 — 16

PJPI: Taylor Bearden 8, Jenna Bergen 2, Michaela Holleran 3, Liz McKeon 3, Haley Mesaros 2, Devin Raugh 8. O: Naya Delancey 4, Alex Hernandez 2, Liz Peabody 2, Jasmine Stone 8.


Cumberland Christian 3 10 10 8 — 31 Christian Academy 1 5 6 12 — 24 CC: Precious Bryant 17, Homer 3, Emily Mayhew 3, Alyssa Storz 8. CA: Ciera Boyce 2, Anyae Cardwell 5, Bria McCullough 4, Justine Pedro 2, Alexis Tennessee 5, Porche Welch 6.

Wednesday’s Schedule Boys’ Basketball PUBLiC LEAGUE Playoff Semifinals Constitution vs. Math, Civics and Sciences, 5 Imhotep Charter vs. Philadelphia Electrical, 7 CATHOLIC LEAGUE Playoff Semifinals At The Palestra: Archbishop Carroll vs. LaSalle, 7 Roman Catholic vs. Neumann-Gorett, 8:45 DISTRICT 1 CLASS AAA FIRST ROUND Phoenixville at Upper Merion, 7 Sun Valley at Harriton, 7 Upper Moreland at Bishop Shanahan, 7

Girls’ Basketball DISTRICT 1 CLASS A FIRST ROUND Plumstead Christian at Friends Select, 7 Calvary Christian at Jenkintown, 7 DISTRICT 1 CLASS AAA FIRST ROUND Harriton at Upper Merion, 5:30 DISTRICT 1 CLASS AAAA SECOND ROUND North Penn at Council Rock North, 7 Spring-Ford at Central Bucks East, 7 William Tennent at Cheltenham, 7 Downingtown West at Lower Merion, 7 West Chester Rustin at Mount St. Joseph, 7 Council Rock South at Upper Dublin, 7 Avon Grove at Boyertown, 7 Radnor at Downingtown East, 7 PUBLIC LEAGUE Playoff Semifinals At Germantown: New Media Charter vs. Central, 3:45 At High School of the Future: Engineering & Science vs. Prep Charter, 4:30 PUBLIC LEAGUE CLASS AA Third-Place Game At Ben Franklin: High School of Future vs. Imhotep Charter, 3:45

Coed Bowling PUBLIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP At Erie Lanes: Saul vs. Northeast, 3

Girls’ Bowling CATHOLIC LEAGUE SEMIFINALS At Thunderbird Lanes: Archbishop Ryan vs. St. Hubert, 3:45 At McDade Bowl: Archbishop Prendergast vs. Cardinal O'Hara, 3:45

Wrestling Seedings Pairings, with records, for District 1 Class AAA South tournament at Spring-Ford, Friday and Saturday.

District 1 Class AAA South 103 pounds: Tyree Tunnell, Glen Mills (20-10) vs. Jared Leonetti, Downingtown East (18-15), winner vs. Jim Long , West Chester Henderson (24-4); Ed Nespoli, Ridley (26-4) vs. Gunnar Michels, Penncrest (10-17), winner vs. Eddie Kriczky, Boyertown (28-11); Jason Rinaldi, Marple Newtown (25-4) vs. Shane Ruhnke, Great Valley (21-11), winner vs. Long Le, Upper Darby (25-6); Dennis Charamella, Springfield-Delco (12-15) vs. Edgar Garcia, Avon Grove (24-5), winner vs. Chase Brown, Spring-Ford (34-9). 112: Ryan Dougherty, Ridley (6-3) vs. Bobby Bender, Kennett (28-8), winner vs. Corey McQuiston, West Chester Rustin (33-2); Kelley Bartivic, Springfield-Delco (21-13) vs. Todd Christy, Conestoga (20-10), winner vs. Dan Pommerer, Downingtown West (27-3); Aaron Moldoff, Marple Newtown (27-3) vs. Josh Hammaker, Unionville (19-6), winner vs. Billy Magee, Interboro (29-8); Karonn Barrow, Chichester (16-7) vs. Michael Marino, Garnet Valley (33-8), winner vs. Sean Hennessey, Spring-Ford (31-7). 119: Scott Seidenberger, Unionville (20-8) vs. Fred Alderman, Garnet Valley (27-7), winner vs. Joey Jones, Haverford High (27-4); John Cassels, Great Valley (27-8) vs. Kang Lee, Radnor (17-17), winner vs. Ryann Flyn, Marple Newtown (27-5); Chris Menture, Ridley (24-5) vs. Tyler Clapp, Conestoga (26-6), winner vs. Colby Frank, Owen J. Roberts (25-10); Bo Johnstone, Octorara (24-11) vs. Joey Gonzeles (29-11), winner vs. Evan Harkins, West Chester Rustin (31-5). 125: John Dunleavy, West Chester Rustin (25-13) vs. Julian Ford, Academy Park (27-5), winner vs. Jeremy Minich, Boyertown (21-4); Kyle Loeb, Garnet Valley (22-12) vs. Adam Dombrosky, Spring-Ford (18-17), winner vs. Matt Carney, Upper Darby (22-6); Jimmy Gemmell, Coatesville (27-8) vs. Matt Zimmerman, Ridley (23-8), winner vs. Matt Flynn, Marple Newtown (23-9); Kevin Folkes, West Chester Henderson (14-18) vs. John Bryant, Owen J. Roberts (16-14), winner svs. Bob Myers, Radnor (29-1). 130: Jason Dombrosky, Spring-Ford (33-7) vs. Matt Wilkinson, Marple Newtown (24-9), winner vs. Eric Lee, Haverford HIgh (29-3); Brandon Arnsberger, Octorara (23-7) vs. Raheem Freeman, Penn Wood (17-15), winner vs. Ryann Celenza, West Chester East (32-5); Kelton Heverely, Ridley (22-9) vs. Austin Leach, Strath Haven (24-8), winner vs. Adam Moser, Owen J. Roberts (23-10); Eddie Draves, Downingtown East (22-12) vs. Jim Bongard, Upper Darby (8-10), winner vs. Brett Hartshom, Conestoga (33-2). 135: John Inzaina, Avon Grove (23-15) vs. Brent Dunfee, Springfield-Delco (17-1), winner vs. Mason Popham, Unionville (31-1); Josh Demi, West Chest er Henderson (19-12) vs. Matt Brownbeck, Coatesville (32-8), winner vs. Carmine Fieo, Interboro (17-8); Peter Jones, Boyertown (21-14) vs. Dave Gaudino, Sun Valley (22-12), winner vs. Steve Quinn, West Chester Rustin (29-10); Ronnie Frank, Penncrest (12-23) vs. Kyle Shronk, Owen J. Roberts (15-13), winner vs. James Morgan, Haverford High (25-2). 140: Tom DiSanti, West Chester Rustin (17-14) vs. Jonathan Dempsey, Owen J. Roberts (27-10), winner vs. Wayne Armstrong, Interboro ((36-1); Logan Kerin, Conestoga (29-5) vs. Anthony Hunter, Glen Mills (24-8), winner vs. Josh Bowman, Octorara (28-7); Matt Cramer, Ridley (25-5) vs. Will Goldman, Downingtown East (22-15), winner vs. Sam Tustin, Garnet Valley (22-11); Ben Prather, Avon Grove (12-5) vs. Dan Adamek, Chichester (12-3) vs. Kyle Duffy, Spring-Ford (18-6).

145: Matt Pelton, Radnor (22-11) vs. Tyler Sensenig, Coatesvile (32-5), winner vs. Charlie Grab, West Chester Henderson (32-7); Dave Forte, Interboro (29-9) vs. Paul Manwaring, Strath Haven (20-12), winner vs. Scott Engle, Downingtown East (30-7); Ryan Montgomery, Oxford (18-7) vs. Jesse Quave, Spring-Ford (22-15), winner vs. Vinny Oristaglio, Sun Valley (29-5); Dan Brennan, Haverford High (19-8) vs. Tom Antista, Marple Newtown (27-4), winner vs. Andrew Kinney , Owen J. Roberts (33-6). 152: Ryder Harkins, West Chester Henderson (10-5) vs. Mike Sweeney, Bishop Shanahan (26-6), winner vs. Jake Pickett, Upper Darby (28-1); Thomas Obi-Tabot, Garnet Valley (19-12) vs. Alex Oraschewski, Haverford High (15-14), winner vs. Jon Neiman, Boyertown (30-7); Pat Balandiak,Ridley (21-2) vs. Ryan Sefllman, Spring-Ford (19-18), winner vs. Greg Thurston, West Chester Rustin (25-11); Zack Wegman, Avon Grove (18-18) vs. Ira Brant, Glen Mills (21-12), winner vs. Jordan Moser, Owen J. Roberts (29-5). 160: Joey Gartland, Penncrest (19-9) vs. Gordon Bolig, Owen J. Roberts (29-10), winner vs. Bob Scheivert, Chichester (27-2); Jason Hostetter, oxford (26-8) vs. vs. Caleb Livingston, Upper Darby (24-6), winner vs. Matt Krueger, Spring-Ford (30-8); Jeremy Kim, Radnor (27-5) vs. Adam Kaminski, Bishop Shanahan (27-7), winner vs. Kyle Hoch, West Chester Rustin (31-4); Dillon Hoilman, Avon Grove (14-19) vs. Marquis McKnight, Glen Mills (13-3), winner vs. Caleb Blake, Downingtown West (33-3). 171: Sonny Armstrong, Interboro (23-14) vs. Kyle Holeton, Bishop Shanahan (26-4), winner vs. Tyler Wood, West Chester Rustin (34-3; Dan Webber, Ridley (26-4) vs. Derek Matoni, West Chester Henderson (17-18), winner vs. Mike Lenge, Owen J. Roberts (21-12); Chris Kurkian, Marple Newtown (21-8) vs. Perry Hopkins, Unionville (16-10), winner vs. Felix Johnson, Glen Mills (21-9); Eric Strocen, Penn Wood (21-11) vs. Van Barrett, West Chester East (22-13), winner vs. Tyler Mauger, Boyertown (31-7). 189: Brian Poling, Garnet Valley (21-13) vs. Chris Rozanski, Haverford High (13-11), winner vs. Brian Curless, Great Valley (27-5); Scott Gassenmeyer, West Chester East (21-13) vs. Brad Trego Owen J. Roberts (18-17), winner vs. Brennan Cole, Glen Mills ( 22-8); Jim Warta, Downingtown East (26-6) vs. Karon Tillery, Upper Darby (14-9(, winner vs. Nick Becattini, Conestoga (14-0); Evan Marabella, Penncrest (17-12) vs. Alex Roy, Octorara (22-7), winner vs. Seth Snyder, Sun Valley 23-1). 215: Mike Bartolotta, Downingtown East (21-16) vs. Tenzin Samphel, Upper Darby (16-14), winner vs. Matt Idelson, Garnet Valley (33-1); Michael Boykin, Coatesville (20-6) vs. Robbie Marsden, Penncrest (27-7), winner vs. Chris Kenney, Haverford High (16-10); Matt Muscari, West Chester Henderson (25-5) vs. Nick D’Agustino, Academy Park (19-11), winner vs. Pardovani Dominque, Boyertown (9-11); Mike McClelland, Downingtown West (10-16) vs. Ken Smith, Marple Newtown (24-6), winner vs. James Brown, Ridley (25-5). 285: Ayiitey Kwei-Quaye, Upper Darby (15-16) vs. Tyler Borrelly, Spring-Ford (25-13), winner vs. Brendan Walsh, Garnet Valley (35-4); Dave Janauskas, Ridley (24-6) vs. Connor McCullough, Strath Haven (20-12), winner vs. Matt Harper, Octorara (24-8); Mark Muscari, West Chester Henderson (30-6) vs. Kevin Kerwin, Owen J. Roberts (2-6), winner vs. Derrick Carter, Glen Mills (25-7); Matt Gould, Interboro (3-2) vs. Brendon Vaikeli, West Chester East (25-9), winner vs. Shawn Stewart, Kennett (26-2). Pairings, with records, for District 1 Class AAA North Wrestling Tournament at Council Rock North, Friday and Saturday.

District 1 Class AAA North 103 pounds: Collyn Dorney, Quakertown (21-13) vs. Joe Savella, Methacon (25-12), winner vs. Billy Rappo, Council Rock South (33-2); Dante Steffenino, Upper Perkiomen, (29-5) vs. Tim Ambacher (10-13), Council Rock North winner vs. Phil Torresani, Hatboro-Horsham (18-4); Tommy Stokes, Bensalem (31-3) vs. Isaac Phillip, Wissahickon (18-15) winner vs. Scott Parker, Pennridge (29-1); Eddie MCarthy, Phoenixville (24-8) vs. Jason Bring, Pennsbury (32-5) winner vs. Zach Fuentes, Norristown (45-3). 112: Ben Ross, Pennridge (28-6) vs. Mike Pritchard, Bensalem (28-7), winner vs. Rob D'Annunzio, Methacton (32-3; Dylan Steffenino, Upper Perkiomen (27-8) vs. Dan Guiliani, Hatboro-Horsham (15-19), winner vs. Harry Wilson, Neshaminy (21-12; Aaron Rodriguez, Wissahickon (29-6) vs. Trey Balasco, Council Rock South (36-5) winner vs. Kolton Veit, Souderton (29-4); Bryan Jastrzebski, Central Bucks West (16-11) vs. Tyrelle Robinson, Perkiomen Valley (16-11), winner vs. Anthony DiEmidio, Pennsbury (26-1). 119: Evan Gaitan, North Penn (17-12) vs. Mack Moore, Council Rock South (21-12), winner vs. Matt Harkins, Hatboro-Horsham (33-2); Gregg Donley, Souderton (22-12) vs. Luke Tarzia, Wissahickon (4-4), winner vs. John Dutrow, Central Bucks West (26-9); Tyree Gardner, Norristown (40-10) vs. Ryan O'Connor, Neshaminy (26-12), winner vs. Kyle Fellman, Upper Perkiomen (21-14); Nico Demetrio, Pottsgrove (16-14) vs. Brett Duvernois,Methacton (15-2), winner vs. Josh DiSanto, Pennsbury (38-0). 125: Shane Hughes, Bensalem (17-7), vs. Doug Forlano, Norristown (32-7), winner vs. Wolfgang McStravick, Upper Perkiomen (30-6); Shane Longstreth, Council Rock North (24-7) vs. Riley Michaels, Pottsgrove (11-19), winner vs. Joe Staley, Methacton (28-10); Francesco Fabozzi, Centrla Bucks East (25-8) vs. Brad Humski, Hatboro-Horsham (15-19), winner vs. Sean Edmondson, Harry S Truman (28-1); Jeff Lieb, Pennsbury (29-8) vs. Greg Kabakjian, Souderton (29-9), winner vs. Justin Staudenmayer, Plymouth Whitemarsh (30-3). 130: Will Beradelli, Wissahickon (13-6) vs. Adam Slezak, Council Rock North (19-7), winner vs. Scott Wolfinger, Quakertown (25-5); Nick Giangiulio, Perkiomen Valley (22-15) vs. Brendon Bonner, Phoenixville (19-12); winner vs. Steve Evens, Harry S Truman (31-3); Tyler Romano, North Penn (19-4) vs. Mike McCaughey, Abington (11-14), winner vs. Nick DiMuzio, Upper Dublin (29-5); Dan Adelsberger, Hatboro-Horsham (11-22) vs. Gio Mannino, Central Bucks East (19-16), winner vs. Anthony Prisco, Bensalem (26-7). 135: Dan Rodenberger, Upper Perkiomen (26-9) vs. Pat Fennell, Wissahickon (35-3), winner vs. Matt Rappo, Council Rock South (36-7); Alex Barday, Pennridge (13-3) vs. Eddie Kwait, William Tennent (22-15), winner vs. Cody Kaplan, Lower Moreland (27-3); Nick Lippincott, Bensalem (28-8) vs. Eliot Levy, Harriton (32-5), winner vs. Mike Mathis, Central Bucks South (31-3); Tyler Seislove, Quakertown (16-8) vs. Colby Lederer, Neshaminy (23-10), winner vs. Mikey Springer, Norristown (44-8). 140: Sean Saunders, Wissahickon (28-8), vs. Evan Conti, Nortth Penn (18-15), winner vs. Matt Martoccio, Council Rock South (38-2); Patrick Carr, Methacton (31-6) vs. Joe Coffman, Harry S Truman (13-9), winner vs. Jordan Valenteen, Phoenixville (26-9); Anthony Dutrow, Council Rock North (22-10) vs. Connor Bednarzyk,


Clearing the Record

Nicky DiOrio and Jordan Van Sciver, managers on the Great Valley girls’ basketball team, were misidentified Tuesday in a photo caption that accompanied a story on the pair. In the photo above, Van Sciver is in the middle, and DiOrio is second from right. ¢ The team scoring in the District 12 boys’ and girls’ swimming championships was in-

correct in the Scoreboard section of Sunday’s Inquirer. Here are the correct standings: District 12 Class AAA boys: La Salle 601, St. Joseph’s Prep 466, Father Judge 302, Archbishop Ryan 207, Monsignor Bonner 120, Cardinal O’Hara 106, Roman Catholic 97, Central Co-op 87, Washington 40, Central High 22. District 12 Class AA boys: Archbishop Wood 361.5, Lansdale Catholic 349, Archbishop Carroll 296.5. District 12 Class AAA girls: Archbishop Ryan 517, Archbishop Carroll 299, Cardinal O’Hara 248, Little Flower 247, St. Hubert 161, Archbishop Prendergast 151, Girls High 116, Central Co-op 95. District 12 Class AA girls: Archbishop Wood 608, Lansdale Catholic 357.



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Central Bucks East (10-13), winner vs. Lucas Wisniewski, Plymouth Whitemarsh (30-3); Ron Koren, Lower Moreland (12-11) vs. Brian Lee, Abington (21-14), winner vs. Briar Malischewski, Quakertown (28-7). 145: Hayden Schenker, Council Rock North (25-11) vs. Nick Dau, Central Bucks East (29-10), winner vs. Brandon Parker, Norristown (47-5); Will Dill, Upper Moreland (17-3) vs. Brennan Weiss, Wissahickon (26-11), winner vs. Seth Ehlo, Central Bucks West (27-5); Gavin Milligan, Perkiomen Valley (29-5) vs. Matt Cermanski, Phoenixville (17-13), winner vs Connor Moore, Council Rock South (24-7); Dan Balek, Harry S Truman (28-7) vs. Nick Vuotto, Upper Merion (27-5), winner vs. Zach Robinson, Pottsgrove (25-3). 152: Ryan McGlynn, Pennsbury (16-14) vs. Peter Jenne, Souderton (27-10), winner vs. Brett Harner, Norristown (46-6); Eric Gary, Bensalem (20-8) vs. Dan Schuerer, Wissahickon (11-13), winner vs. Dominic Rigous, Central Bucks South (31-3); Vaughn Gehman, Perkiomen Valley (21-9) vs. Dylan Moore, Pennridge (24-7), winner vs. Brendan Hastings, Neshaminy (25-10); Dylan Sinkler, William Tennengt (19-15), vs. Steffen Vestal, Lower Moreland (21-6), winner vs. Thomas Demetrio, Pottsgrove (24-4). 160: Justin Carbajal, Norristown (22-14) vs. Alex Price, North Penn (17-16), winner vs. Nick Russell, Neshaminy (30-6); Mike Lynch, Hatboro-Horsham (27-9) vs. Dan Williams, Pennsbury (13-21), winner vs. Danny Michaels, Pottsgrove (24-6); Shawn Steffanelli, William Tennent (24-5) vs. Shane Peltonen, Central Bucks East (23-12), winner vs. Zeke Zimmer, Lower Moreland (29-2). Sam Jacobson, Upper Dublin (25-9) vs. Paul Scott, Upper Moreland (14-12), winner vs. Rich Jasinski, Pennridge (15-0). 171: Brendon Poff, Council Rock North (11-17) vs. Steve Yerkes, Quakertown (21-12), winner vs. J.M. Staudenmayer, Plymouth Whitemarsh (32-0); Conlan Cornman, Pennsbury (16-5) vs. Jesse Prante, Norristown (9-6), winner vs. Steve Tilsner, Central Bucks East (26-12); Paul Wisloski, Wissahickon (32-4), vs. Greg Frasch, Central Bucks South (18-12), winner vs. Shane Gilmore, Council Rock South (31-10); Dave Kim, Upper Moreland (12-17) vs. Giani Labricciosa, Upper Merion (21-7), winner vs. Cody Ambrose, Upper Perkiomen (31-5). 189: Randall Harrison, Pennridge (19-9) vs. Bobby Strickland, Perkiomen Valley (22-11), winner vs. John Bolich, Upper Moreland (31-0); Dalton Fleming, Upper Perkiomen (27-8) vs. Tyler Stevens, Neshaminy (16-13), winner vs. Larry Gordon, Norristown (45-7); Tim Riley, Council Rock South (29-12) vs. Eli Zimmer, Lower Morealnd (19-12), winner vs. Chris Jastrzebski, Central Bucks West (30-2); Jimmy Peniston, Centrla Bucks South (25-7) vs. Orvin Liburd, Cheltenham (18-5), winner vs. Haddon Corbett, Harriton (36-0). 215: Brenden Shirley, William Tenennt (19-2) vs. Luke DiElisi, Perkiomen Valley (21-10), winner vs. Joe Stoffi, Souderton (35-1); Tom Dingui, Council Rock South (10-10) vs. Nick Cassella, Central Bucks South (19-13), winner vs. Ryan Hopkins, Upper Dublin (27-7); Tyler Wyscochanski, Pottsgove (25-7) vs. Kevin Yannes, Wissahickon (23-14), winner vs. Bryan Osei, Abington (27-3); Tyler Callender, Council Rock North (9-8) vs. Matt Jorgensen, Quakertown (20-8), winner vs. Brandan Clark, Methacton (35-1). 285: Quinton Bryant, Harry S Truman (30-4) vs. Joe McNamara, Souderton (27-3), winner vs. Gavin Queenan, Norristown (44-5); Tyler Stabilito, Neshaminy (29-8) vs. Lex Ludlow, Hatboro-Horsham (13-19), winner vs. Chris Nester, Pottsgrove (19-6); James Flowers, Lower Moreland (24-4) vs. Jake Swearingen, Quakertown (21-12), winner vs. Tommy Trampe, Council Rock South (24-16); Angel Carlo, Abington (24-10) vs. Tracey Green, Methacton, (27-8), winner vs. Kenny Cenci, Phoenixville (33-2).

Boys’ Basketball Standings Through Monday PUBLIC LEAGUE League Division A W L x-Simon Gratz ………………13 0 Washington ………………12 1 Frankford …………………11 2 Bartram ………………………9 4 Southern ………………………8 5 Lincoln …………………………8 5 Fels ……………………………6 7 Central …………………………6 7 Overbrook ……………………5 8 Olney …………………………4 9 Martin Luther King ……………4 9 Kensington ……………………2 11 Northeast ……………………2 11 Edison …………………………1 12 x-division champion League Division B W L x-Philadelphia Electrical …15 0 Boys Latin …………………13 2 Engineering & Science ………13 2 Dobbins ……………………12 3 West Philadelphia ……………10 5 University City ………………10 5 Germantown …………………9 6 Franklin Learning Center ……8 7 Roxborough …………………6 9 Ben Franklin …………………6 9 Swenson ………………………4 11 Mastbaum ……………………4 11 Furness ………………………3 12 Bok ……………………………3 12 Franklin Towne Charter ………3 12 Mastery Charter South ………1 14 x-division champion League Division C W L x-Imhotep Charter ……………11 0 Communications Tech ………10 1 Vaux ……………………………8 3 Prep Charter …………………7 4 Del-Val Charter ………………7 4 Freire Charter …………………6 4 Mastery Charter North ………5 6 FitzSimons ……………………5 6 Strawberry Mansion …………3 8 Hope Charter …………………2 9 Mariana Bracetti ………………1 10 Sayre …………………………1 10 x-division champion League Division D W L x-Audenried ………………10 1 Palumbo ………………………10 1 Masterman ……………………8 3 Esperanza ……………………7 4 Randolph ……………………7 4 High School of Future ………6 5 Bodine …………………………6 5 Saul ……………………………5 6 Carroll …………………………4 7 Science Leadership …………2 9 Phila. Academy Charter ……1 10 CAPA …………………………0 11 x-division champion League Division E W L x-Math, Civics & Sciences 13 0 Constitution ………………12 1 Paul Robeson…………………10 3 World Communications …10 3 Lamberton ……………………9 4 Parkway West …………………7 6 Walter Palmer …………………7 6 New Media Charter …………5 8 Sankofa ………………………5 8 Elverson ………………………5 8 Parkway Northwest …………4 9 Douglas ………………………2 11 GAMP …………………………1 12 Rush ……………………………1 12 x-division champion CATHOLIC LEAGUE League W L Neumann-Goretti …………13 0 La Salle ……………………11 2 Archbishop Carroll …………11 2 Father Judge …………………9 4 Roman Catholic ………………9 4 St. Joseph’s Prep ……………8 5 Archbishop Wood ……………7 6 West Catholic …………………5 8 Monsignor Bonner ……………5 8 Archbishop Ryan ……………4 9 Conwell-Egan …………………4 9 Bishop McDevitt ………………2 11 Cardinal O’Hara ………………2 11 Lansdale Catholic ……………1 12 INTER-AC LEAGUE League W L x-Malvern Prep ………………8 2 Germantown Academy ………5 5 Episcopal Academy …………5 5 Haverford School ……………5 5 Chestnut Hill …………………5 5 Penn Charter …………………2 8 x-league champion CENTRAL LEAGUE League W L x-Upper Darby ……………16 0 Lower Merion …………………13 3 Conestoga ……………………10 6 Ridley ………………………10 6 Haverford High ………………4 12 Garnet Valley …………………0 16 x-division champion

Overall W L 20 4 18 6 17 5 14 8 10 11 9 8 11 10 6 16 6 9 7 12 4 12 5 14 5 15 1 12 Overall W L 22 3 19 6 18 5 15 8 13 9 12 9 12 11 11 12 9 14 6 14 8 13 6 13 4 14 4 13 4 14 4 18 Overall W L 23 3 19 5 16 7 13 9 10 9 14 8 14 10 10 14 7 11 6 15 5 15 2 15 Overall W L 14 4 19 3 13 6 11 9 7 6 9 10 6 15 7 9 7 14 4 13 3 14 1 13 Overall W L 21 4 21 4 15 8 15 9 11 6 8 8 7 8 6 11 6 16 5 8 4 9 3 12 2 20 1 15 Overall W L 19 4 19 3 19 4 16 6 16 7 14 9 14 10 7 15 9 13 11 13 10 13 10 12 6 15 4 18 Overall W L 24 7 14 14 13 12 11 12 11 14 9 17 Overall W L 22 1 16 7 13 10 12 11 6 16 1 21

League W L x-Springfield (D) ……………10 6 Strath Haven……………………9 7 Penncrest ………………………8 8 Harriton …………………………8 8 Marple Newtown ………………5 11 Radnor …………………………3 13 x-division champion SUBURBAN ONE LEAGUE League National Conf. W L x-Council Rock North ………14 0 Neshaminy …………………11 3 Bensalem ……………………11 3 Pennsbury …………………6 8 Abington ……………………5 9 Harry S Truman ……………4 10 Council Rock South …………4 10 William Tennent ……………1 13 x-conference champion League Continental Conf. W L x-North Penn ………………11 3 x-Pennridge …………………11 3 Central Bucks West ……………9 5 Souderton ………………………9 5 Central Bucks East ……………7 7 Hatboro-Horsham …………5 9 Central Bucks South ………4 10 Quakertown ……………………0 14 x-co champions League American Conf. W L x-Plymouth Whitemarsh ……12 0 Norristown …………………10 2 Wissahickon ……………………7 5 Cheltenham ……………………6 6 Upper Merion ………………4 8 Upper Dublin ………………3 9 Upper Moreland ……………0 12 x-conference champion DEL-VAL LEAGUE League National Division W L x-Chester ………………………9 0 Penn Wood …………………8 2 Glen Mills ………………………6 4 Interboro ……………………4 5 Chichester …………………1 9 Academy Park …………………1 9 x-league champion CHES-MONT LEAGUE League National Division W L x-Coatesville …………………12 0 W.C. Henderson ………………9 3 Bishop Shanahan …………6 6 Downingtown West ……………5 7 West Chester East …………4 8 Downingtown East ……………3 9 Avon Grove …………………3 9 x-division champion League American Division W L x,y-West Chester Rustin ……12 0 Octorara ……………………10 2 Kennett …………………………7 5 Great Valley ……………………5 6 Oxford ………………………4 8 Unionville ………………………2 10 Sun Valley ………………………1 10 x-division champion y-playoff champion PIONEER CONFERENCE League Liberty Division W L x-Spring-Ford ………………11 2 Methacton ……………………10 3 Perkiomen Valley ………………6 7 Boyertown …………………5 8 Owen J. Roberts ………………2 10 x-division champion League Frontier Division W L x,y-Pope John Paul II ………10 3 Pottstown ………………………9 4 Phoenixville ……………………5 7 Pottsgrove …………………4 7 Upper Perkiomen …………1 12 x-division champion y-playoff champion BICENTENNIAL LEAGUE League Independence Conference W L x,y-Holy Ghost Prep ………11 1 Devon Prep …………………9 3 Lower Moreland ……………9 3 Springfield (M) …………………4 7 Christopher Dock …………4 8 MaST Charter ………………4 8 New Hope-Solebury ………0 12 x-division champion y-playoff champion League Constitution Conference W L x-Phil-Mont Christian ………10 4 Girard College …………………9 4 Plumstead Christian ………9 5 Delco Christian ………………8 6 Jenkintown …………………6 8 Calvary Christian ………………5 9 Morrisville ………………………5 9 Bristol ………………………3 10 x-division champion FRIENDS SCHOOLS LEAGUE League W L x,y-Friends’ Central ……………8 0 Academy of New Church …7 1 Abington Friends ………………6 2 Westtown ………………………4 4 Shipley …………………………4 4 Germantown Friends …………2 5 Moorestown Friends ………2 6 George School …………………2 6 Friends Select …………………0 8 x-regular-season and playoff champion y-Pa. Independent Schools champion TRI-COUNTY LEAGUE League East Division W L x-Del-Val Friends ……………10 2 Mercy Vocational ………………8 3 Barrack Hebrew ……………5 8 Wyncote Academy ……………4 9 Woodlynde …………………2 11 x-division champion League West Division W L x-Phelps ……………………13 0 Perkiomen School …………11 2 Collegium ………………………6 7 West-Mont Christian ………2 9 Kimberton Waldorf ……………0 11 x-division champion OTHERS

Overall W L 16 7 14 9 12 11 11 11 7 15 6 16 Overall W L 22 1 19 4 18 5 8 13 9 13 8 14 7 14 6 16 Overall W L 19 4 18 5 14 9 14 9 11 12 9 13 5 17 1 21 Overall W L 19 4 19 3 14 8 14 9 10 12 11 12 2 20 Overall W L 21 1 16 7 16 7 11 9 4 17 4 18 Overall W L 18 6 15 8 13 9 7 15 8 14 9 13 7 15 Overall W L 21 3 18 5 12 11 11 11 8 14 5 16 4 17 Overall W L 16 9 14 10 10 13 10 11 4 17 Overall W L 16 6 13 9 8 12 8 12 1 21 Overall W L 18 7 19 6 18 6 7 13 7 14 7 14 0 22 Overall W L 16 8 10 12 14 9 9 14 9 13 10 12 9 13 4 17 Overall W L 23 4 20 6 18 7 17 10 12 10 7 13 8 13 3 14 7 13 Overall W L 13 7 12 11 5 13 4 11 3 13 Overall W L 20 5 18 5 7 9 2 13 2 12

Overall W L Church Farm ………………………………19 1 Faith Christian ………………………………19 5 Solebury School ……………………………17 10 The Hill School ………………………………16 9 International Christian ………………………14 4 Calvary Baptist ………………………………14 6 Kohelet Yeshiva ……………………………9 7 Christian Academy ……………………………7 12 Pa. School for the Deaf ……………………6 9 Valley Forge …………………………………3 9 New Beginnings ………………………………2 7 Gospel of Grace ……………………………1 4 Renaissance Academy ……………………1 6 Crefeld ………………………………………0 2

Girls’ Basketball Standings Through Friday CATHOLIC LEAGUE

League W L Archbishop Carroll …………12 0 Archbishop Wood …………11 1 Cardinal O’Hara ……………9 2 St. Hubert ………………………9 3 Archbishop Prendergast …8 4 Archbishop Ryan ………………7 5 Lansdale Catholic …………6 6 Neumann-Goretti ………………5 6 Bishop McDevitt ……………3 9 Conwell-Egan …………………2 8 West Catholic ………………1 9 Little Flower ……………………1 11 Hallahan ……………………1 11 INTER-AC LEAGUE League W L x-Germantown Academy …11 1 Penn Charter ………………10 2 Notre Dame ……………………7 5 Episcopal Academy ………7 5 Springside …………………5 7 Agnes Irwin …………………2 10 Baldwin …………………………0 12 x-league champion CENTRAL LEAGUE League W L x-Lower Merion ……………16 0 Springfield (D) ………………13 3 Garnet Valley ………………11 5 Upper Darby …………………11 5 Radnor ………………………10 5 Haverford High ………………10 6 Ridley …………………………7 9 Penncrest ………………………4 12 Harriton …………………………4 12 Marple Newtown ………………4 12 Conestoga …………………3 13 Strath Haven……………………2 14 x-league regular-season champion

Overall W L 17 6 19 4 19 4 12 11 17 5 12 11 12 11 12 11 5 14 4 15 4 12 4 16 2 17 Overall W L 23 5 20 4 18 10 16 10 14 12 6 15 5 14 Overall W L 19 3 15 7 15 7 14 9 15 7 14 9 9 13 7 15 6 16 9 13 4 18 4 17

1st-$20,000, 4&up. Claiming $5,000, One mile&70YDS PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Reaffirmed (Jose Flores) 122 9-5 2 Oldham (Roberto Alvarado, Jr.) 122 5-2 122 5-1 3 Deputyville (Jose Caraballo) 4 Fort Denmark (R. Montanez) x117 12-1 5 Boomer's Ranger (Hernndz Ortga) 122 20-1 6 Not Up for Love (Anibal Prado) 122 15-1 7 Tidy Up (Gregorio Rivera) 122 4-1 2nd-$22,000 F&M 4&5YO Maidens. Claiming $12,500 - $10,500 7 furlongs PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Julie's Cadice (Jason Nguyen) xx115 30-1 2 Temper a Bruin (Jose Riquelme) 118 3-1 3 Allibang (Abel Mariano) 122 8-1 122 12-1 4 Rose Away (Jose Flores) 5 Trick the Posse (R. Montanez) x117 15-1 6 Tempesta Tempo (Stewart Elliott) 122 7-5 7 Ms Carriere (Samuel Bermudez) 122 5-1 8 Honor's Selection (Gary Wales) 122 10-1 3rd-$23,000, 4&up (mares and fillies). Claiming $7,500 6 furlongs PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Cosmic Dance (F. Pennington) 120 5-2 2 Missbauer (Edwin Rivera) 118 20-1 xx113 10-1 3 Kintoabanker (G.Santiago) 4 Destiny Road (J. Hampshire, Jr.) 118 12-1 5 Wachacha (Kendrick Carmouche) 120 4-1 6 Dahliatrickdecat (Ramon Moya) xx113 7-2 7 Stacy's Double Dee ( Alvarado, Jr.) 118 6-1 8 Michaela's Candi (Oclides Mino) 118 15-1 9 Smokin Pistol (Angel Arroyo) 118 8-1 118 12-1 10 Prairie Trip (Jose Riquelme) 4th-$22,000 3YO Maidens. Claiming $12,500 $10,500 1&1-16 MILE PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Watch Your Temper (Jose Flores) 121 10-1 2 La Dominican (G. Santiago) xx114 20-1 3 Benevolent Nate (Ramon Moya) xx114 10-1 121 2-1 4 I'm Broke (John Bisono) 5 Midlantic (Kendrick Carmouche) 121 3-1 6 Hezoutahere (Stewart Elliott) 121 15-1 121 9-2 7 Joe the Dude (Saul Arias) 8 Beaver Creek (Jose Caraballo) 121 6-1 5th-$28,000, 4&up. Claiming $16,000 6&1-2 furlongs PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Tigerheat (Stewart Elliott) 122 5-1 1a Gone Trajectory (F. Pennington) 122 5-1 2 Lobo Del Norte (Abel Mariano) 122 9-2 3 Clam Bake (Rosario Montanez) x117 2-1 122 20-1 4 Mister Roy ARG (Edwin Rivera) 5 Grande (Angel Arroyo) 122 7-2 122 15-1 6 Zuri Mwana (Alex Gonzalez) 7 Bullet Rain (Jose Ferrer) 122 5-1 8 Coach Shaw (Luis Rivera, Jr.) 122 8-1 COUPLED -a- Tigerheat & Gone Trajectory 6th-$34,000, 3 year old fillies. Maidens. Claiming $40,000 - $35,000 5&1-2 furlongs PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Desert Baby (Richard Bracho) 121 15-1 2 Kristal Kiwi (Victor Molina) 121 12-1 121 5-1 3 Holy Above (Navin Mangalee) 4 Nashway (Rosario Montanez) x116 8-1 5 Empire Diva (Frankie Pennington) 121 7-2 6 Freezercrowd (Jose Ferrer) 121 8-1 7 Darn That Raven (Abel Mariano) 121 2-1 8 Scary Teri (Kendrick Carmouche) 121 8-1 7th-$20,000, 4&up. Claiming $5,000 5&1-2 furlongs PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Marco Be Good (R. Montanez) x117 5-2 2 Blue Knight (Jose Ferrer) 122 12-1 3 Brandons Beach (Hernndez Ortga) 122 10-1 4 Punto Fijo URU (Eriluis Vaz) 122 15-1 5 Senor Happy (Hiram Rivera) 122 20-1 122 4-1 6 Summiting (Jose Flores) 7 Net Present Value (Carie Kifer) 122 10-1 8 Uncle Eli (Devon Anderson) 122 30-1 122 5-1 9 Grand Captain (K.Carmouche) 10 Mieszko (Edwin Rivera) 122 10-1 11 Brahms Lullaby (Angel Arroyo) 122 15-1 12 Stormy Prince (Jose Caraballo) 122 8-1 8th-$30,000, 4&up. Claiming $25,000 $20,000 6 furlongs PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Quiet Thanks (Eriluis Vaz) 116 8-1 2 My Enticement (F. Pennington) 118 4-1 118 6-1 3 Dad's Little Man (John Bisono) 4 Magnification (Stewart Elliott) 118 7-2 5 Bernie's Surprise (J.Hmpshire, Jr.) 120 15-1 6 Cabaret Cowboy (K. Carmouche) 118 8-1 7 Khalifa (Saul Arias) 118 12-1 118 12-1 8 Sum Champ (Gary Wales) 9 Needtogetpaid (R. Alvarado, Jr.) 118 5-2 9th-$47,000, 4&up (mares and fillies). ALLOWANCE 6&1-2 furlongs PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Berengaria (Eriluis Vaz) 117 15-1 2 Conga Bella (Stewart Elliott) 117 5-1 3 Fortescue (Kendrick Carmouche) 117 7-2 4 Chiefette (Rosario Montanez) x114 9-2 5 Boss's Rules (Jose Ferrer) 117 20-1 6 Shesmyspite (Jose Flores) 117 5-1 7 Roman Renegade (R.Bracho) 119 5-2 119 8-1 8 Saratoga Fling (Saul Arias) 9 Tyrana (Luis Rivera, Jr.) 117 15-1 10th-$22,000 4&5YO Maidens. Claiming $12,500 - $10,500 6 furlongs PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Chris Bo Biss (Oclides Mino) 122 10-1 2 Gentleman Jeter (Angel Serpa) 122 8-1 3 Pull (Gary Wales) 122 15-1 4 He's a Puck (Eriluis Vaz) 122 12-1 5 Khayyam (Josiah Hampshire, Jr.) 122 6-1 6 Briten Beach (Samuel Bermudez) 118 8-1 7 Elusive Manner (Jason Nguyen) xx115 9-2 8 Doyoubelievemenow (J.Riquelme) 118 12-1 122 5-2 9 All My Chips (Saul Arias) 10 Who's Your Widady (Hiram Rivera) 122 15-1

Parx Racing Results 1st—$22,000 3YO mdn cl, $12,500 - $10,500 51/2 furlongs Yodelmeister (A Arroyo) 8.40 4.40 3.60 Prospect Brewing (E Rivera) 16.40 8.00 Love Me Long Time (J Nguyen) 9.80 Exacta (4-3) paid 88.80. Trifecta (4-3-5) paid 956.40. Off 12:27:11. Time 1:07:0. 2nd—$24,000 F 3YO cl, $10,000 - $8,000, 1 mile Mama Get Even (R Montanez) 3.80 2.80 2.20 Classy Senorita (K Carmouche) 3.40 2.40 Wild Luna (R Bracho) 2.60 Exacta (1-4) paid 15.60. Trifecta (x) paid x. Double (4-1) paid 25.00. Off 12:53:09. Time 1:41:1. Scratched- I'm Wanted, Sensational Play. 3rd—$25,000 4&up starter allowance, 1 mile & 70 yds. Bird's I D (D Anderson) 7.60 4.40 3.20 Nicetoseey'again (E Flores) 6.80 4.80 Old Bud (S Elliott) 3.40 Exacta (3-1) paid 51.60. Trifecta (3-1-2) paid 154.00. Pick 3 (4-1,5-3) paid 129.80. Off 13:20:02. Time 1:44:1. 4th—$26,000 3YO cl, $15,000 - $13,000 51/2 furlongs Made In Peru (A Arroyo) 13.60 5.80 4.40 Avalanche Attack (J Flores) 4.00 3.20 Good To See You (A Gonzalez) 11.20 Exacta (6-3) paid 56.00. Trifecta (6-3-1) paid 770.00. Double (3-6) paid 65.20. Pick 3 (1,5-3-6) paid 230.00. Off 13:47:22. Time 1:04:4. 5th—$28,000 F&M 4&up cl, $16,000 5 1/ 2 furlongs Rock Hall Honey (K Carmouche) 3.60 2.60 2.20 Sorority Sister (S Elliott) 6.40 3.40 Offlee Blessed (J Ferrer) 2.60 Exacta (3-2) paid 25.40. Trifecta (3-2-7) paid 80.00. Pick 3 (3-6-3,6) paid 158.80. Off 14:14:11. Time 1:04:0. Scratched- Untuttable Jet. 6th—$23,000 4&up cl, $7,500, 1 mile & 70 yds. Barely Nothing (J Bisono) 6.20 2.80 2.40 Secret Infatuation (K Carmouche) 3.20 2.20 Abu Racer (J Hampshire Jr) 2.60 Exacta (7-6) paid 14.00. Trifecta (7-6-3) paid 31.00. Pick 3 (6-3-7) paid 161.80. Off 14:41:35. Time 1:43:0. Scratched- Purr Din Alice, Jazzit. 7th—$28,000 3-yo Pa.-bred mdn. cl., $25,000 - $20,000 6 furlongs Beaureal (K Carmouche) 9.60 5.40 3.60 Lake Forest (J Hampshire Jr) 3.40 2.60 Laidbackjack (A Arroyo) 2.80 De La Warr (J Flores) Exacta (8-1) paid 31.60. Trifecta (8-1-5) paid 61.40. Superfecta (8-1-5-10) paid 753.80. Pick 3 (3-7-8) paid 52.40. Off 15:10:02. Time 1:12:4. 8th—$23,000 4&up cl, $7,500 1 mile&70yds. Awesome Encore (E Rivera) 3.60 2.40 2.40 Meow Gibson (S Arias) 5.20 4.00 Dubai's Debut (F Pennington) 7.40 Exacta (1-8) paid 20.60. Trifecta (1-8-5) paid 150.20. Pick 3 (7-8-1,7) paid 72.00. 3,6-7-8-1,7 $185.00 3-6-3,6-7-8-1,7 $2796.00 Off 15:36:30. Time 1:42:4. 9th—$47,000 3yo allowance 1 1/16 mile Ruler On Ice (J Valdivia) 3.60 2.10 2.10 Sir Cadian (J Flores) 2.80 2.20 Gondwanan (F Pennington) 2.80 Exacta (1-6) paid 8.60. Trifecta (1-6-5) paid 31.00. Double (1-1) paid 6.40. Pick 3 (8-1,7-1) paid 38.80. Off 16:02:21. Time 1:45:1. 10th—$23,000 F&M 4&up cl, $7,500 6 furlongs Gabby Girl (F Pennington) 8.20 4.20 4.40 Majestic Michelle (E Rivera) 5.80 5.00 Right Nice Philly (L Flores) 35.40 Andrus Athena (K Carmouche) Exacta (7-5) paid 40.80. Trifecta (7-5-4) paid 1766.00. Superfecta (7-5-4-8) paid 9025.00. Pick 3 (1,7-1-7) paid 46.80. Off 16:29:20. Time 1:12:3. Total handle: $1,921,331.16.

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Christie budget seeks 2.6 pct. cut The spending plan would boost school aid, cut corporate taxes, and calls for greater sacrifices from public workers.


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Walker: Outcome if bill fails is ‘dire’ Up to 1,500 state workers could be laid off by July and 6,000 more over the next two years, the governor said. A6.

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¢ Flyers vs. Islanders, 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Center


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¢ Penn State at Northwestern, 9 p.m. (ESPN2; WNTP-AM 990)

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Mellencamp a star despite himelf

John Mellencamp built his show at the Academy of Music on Monday around the death-obsessed 2010 album No Better Than This, but the performance was far from a bummer. C5.


Off the street and into a TV series

Honey-voiced Ted Williams, once a homeless addict, is getting his own reality show. C6.

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Showdown over lawsuit documents

Lawyers for Chevron and indigenous residents of the Amazon rain forest clash over Chevron’s efforts to obtain thousands of pages of confidential documents in the case. E1.


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PhillyDeals: Price of corn key in sale. E3

Stocks fall, oil jumps on Libya worries. E2


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Rain forest legal fight turns to disclosure Chevron seeks documents of the plaintiffs’ attorneys. It expects to find evidence to support its countersuit against them. By Chris Mondics


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A new home development in Canonsburg, Pa. Home prices in U.S. cities tracked by the

Case-Shiller index fell 3.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010.


Except in two cities where prices have hit bottom and are rising again ever so slowly, the nation’s housing market still appears several quarters from recovery. Case-Shiller index data through December, released Tuesday, show prices falling 3.9 percent during the fourth quarter of 2010. Year-over-year, the national index was 4.1 percent lower. Only San Diego and Washington saw prices rise. Seasonal demand accounts for part of the December decline, but economist Patrick Newport of IHS Global Insight in Lexington, Mass., said that “foreclosures and weak demand played a larger role” in the price drop. Newport attributed the decline in demand for houses to the expiration of the second homebuyers’ tax credit last April 30. “The two tax credits, in hind-

sight, delayed the adjustment in house prices required to clear the market of excess homes,” Newport said. The fourth-quarter decline puts that national index near its 2003 level, although adjusted for inflation, “prices are at levels last crossed in the first half of 2000,” he said. Philadelphia is not part of the monthly CaseShiller 20-city index, but an analysis of data by economist Kevin Gillen of Econsult Corp. shows a quarterly decline here of 1.7 percent. Since the downturn began here in August 2007, prices have fallen 16 percent. In addition, 32 percent of area homes listed for sale in the quarter have had prices reduced at least once, with an average reduction of 10 percent, he said, quoting data from, the real estate search engine. Sales in the fourth quarter were off See HOMES on E2

Latest figures show the U.S. housing market still hasn’t hit bottom.

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The epic battle over accusations that Chevron Corp. polluted a large expanse of the Amazon rain forest played out before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Tuesday as the energy giant sought the release of thousands of pages of confidential documents it said could shed light on improper tactics of plaintiffs’ attorneys. Lawyers representing Chevron asked the Third Circuit to uphold a lower-court opinion that records be released. They are being held by Philadelphia trial lawyer Joseph Kohn, who for years financed the litigation before withdrawing from the case in November 2009. Kohn is prepared to release the documents. But the request is opposed by the government of Ecuador and lawyers representing the plaintiffs, residents of the Amazon rain forest region of eastern Ecuador, who allege that decades of oil drilling by Texaco, which later merged with Chevron, polluted ground and surface water, leading to widespread health problems and damage to their surroundings. Ecuador and the plaintiffs’ attorneys assert that to make the documents public would be an unwarranted intrusion on their rights to attorney-client confidentiality. It was unclear when the three-judge panel hearing the case — Thomas Ambro, D. Michael Fisher, and See KOHN on E5

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One-stop shopping for room and vroom 2011 Sienna SE minivan: Toyota attempts to offer fun for the whole family.

Base MSRP: $30,550. The SE Preferred Package added $1,545 for automatic climate control, hands-free phone capability, and steering-wheel audio controls.

Marketers’ pitch: The “Swagger Wag-

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on,” featuring nerdy dad and mom (love the nurse outfit!) in a series of YouTube videos. Toyota tries to give the much-maligned soccer-mom mobile a hip edge.

Conventional wisdom: Recent issues

with sticking accelerators notwithstanding (not on the Sienna), Toyota has long been at the top of the heap for quality and amenities. And Siennas have topped minivan safety lists from the beginning.


Unisys making progress vs. debt

Reporters Suzette Parmley of The Inquirer and Chuck Darrow of the Daily News will answer readers’ questions about the casino industry Wednesday at 11 a.m. on

It’s been a long time since Unisys Corp. could say that it had more cash on its books than it owed. But that was the case as 2010 ended. The Blue Bell information-services provider had cash of $828 million and debt of $824 million. The previous year, Unisys had cash of $648 million and debt of $912 million. That factoid had escaped my attention when Unisys announced its 2010 financial results Feb. 1. Chief executive J. Edward Coleman made sure to highlight it during a conference call with financial analysts. I was fixated on how the company’s revenue continued its two-decade-long slide, finishing 2010 at $4.02 billion, down

from $4.39 billion a year earlier. This decline isn’t something cyclical. Unisys’ revenues were $6.89 billion in 2000 and $10.11 billion in 1990. Another constant through the years has been Unisys’ struggle to manage its debt load. On that conference call, Coleman signaled that Unisys intended to reduce its debt by 75 percent, or $625 million, by the end of 2013. On Tuesday, the company got busy doing just that by announcing a tender offer for up to $220 million of its outstanding senior secured notes. It would fund that effort with existing cash and the $225 million raised from a public offering See PHILLYINC on E5

Reality: Redesigned for 2011, the Sienna is a roomy van, priced from budget ($25,000 for the bare-bones four-cylinder model; that still offers plenty) to luxury (climbing to $50,000 with all-wheel drive). See DRIVER'S SEAT on E5

Toyota’s Sienna lives up to minivan expectations with lots of space. There are eight seats, but one is tricky to find.


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Swaziland, and Papua New Guinea. Past efforts in Congress to enact a paid family-leave law have floundered, drawing opposition from business lobbyists who say it would be a burden on employers. — AP

In the Region Dorman earnings up sharply

Car-parts maker Dorman Products Inc., Colmar, said fourth-quarter earnings rose 56 percent to 67 cents a share, from 43 cents a share for the same period a year earlier. Net income for the quarter ended Dec. 25 was $12.2 million, compared with $7.7 million in the same three months in 2009. Revenues were $122.5 million in the latest period, up from $96.7 million a year before — a 27 percent increase. Shares were up 2 cents, to $34.27 in midday trading. — Reid Kanaley

Confidence index hits 3-year high

The Consumer Confidence Index rose in February to its highest point in three years as Americans are feeling more optimistic about their income prospects and the direction the economy is headed. The Conference Board says its Consumer Confidence Index climbed to 70.4 this month, up from a revised 64.8 in January, hitting its highest level since February 2008. It was the index’s fifth consecutive monthly increase. The figure topped economists’ expectations of a reading of 65, according to FactSet. — AP

Elsewhere Amazon offers Prime service

Profit lower despite sales rise Inc. is offering instant streaming of more than 5,000 movies and TV shows to customers of its Amazon Prime home-delivery service. The service is an add-on to Amazon Instant Video, which offers more than 90,000 commercial-free movies and TV shows to buy or rent, the Seattle-based company said in a statement. A membership to Amazon Prime, which costs $79 a year, is required to have access to the unlimited free streaming. Amazon is competing with Netflix Inc. and Hulu Plus for online subscribers and is challenging traditional pay-TV services including Philadelphia’s Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. — Bloomberg News

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Visitors look at the skyline from an observation deck in Tokyo. Japan’s debt-rating outlook

was lowered Tuesday to negative from stable by Moody’s Investors Service on concern that political gridlock will constrain efforts to tackle the biggest debt burden of any nation. The change in outlook means an actual downgrade in the rating is more likely.

Revenue growth below expectations Hewlett-Packard Co.’s earnings jumped 16 percent as the company benefited from expanded efforts to sell technology to businesses. But its revenue growth fell short of Wall Street’s targets, raising questions about the momentum of the company’s massive transformation. HP reported after the market closed Tuesday that its net income was $2.61 billion, or $1.17 per share, vs. $2.25 billion, or 93 cents per share, a year ago. Excluding items, HP earned $1.36 per share. That was ahead of analysts’ expectation for $1.29 per share, according to FactSet. Revenue grew 4 percent to $32.30 billion. But analysts predicted $32.96 billion. HP sought to counter fears by raising its full-year profit outlook to a range of $5.20 to $5.28 per share, excluding items. Analysts expected $5.23. — AP

Sales, profit pick up

Customers buying more higher-priced items such as refrigerators and windows helped Home Depot Inc.’s fourth-quarter net income rise 72 percent, the company said. The home-improvement retailer raised its earnings guidance and dividend but kept its outlook relatively modest as it reported its financial results. Fourth-quarter net income rose to $587 million, or 36 cents per share, from $342 million, or 20 cents per share, last year. Analysts expected 31 cents per share, according to FactSet. Revenue rose 4 percent to $15.13 billion. Analysts expected $14.81 billion. The Atlanta company also raised its quarterly dividend 6 percent to 25 cents, payable March 24 to shareholders of record as of March 10. Home Depot plans to buy back about $2.5 billion in shares throughout 2011. — AP

Macy’s 4Q earnings climb A tight hold on expenses helped Macy’s Inc. increase its fourth-quarter net income by 50 percent, but the department-store operator said it would raise some prices

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Book seller Barnes & Noble’s third-quarter revenue rose, but its net income fell 25 percent as it continued to invest in its online operations and Nook e-readers, the company said. Barnes & Noble also said it was suspending its quarterly dividend, and it doesn’t plan to forecast its fourth-quarter or full-year earnings due to the effect of last week’s bankruptcy filing by Borders Group. The company said its quarterly net income rose to $60.6 million, or $1 per share, from $80.4 million, or $1.38 per share. Analysts expected $1.13 per share, according to FactSet. Revenue rose 7 percent to $2.33 billion. — AP

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Rates fall for short-term bills

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Tuesday’s auction. The Treasury Department auctioned $32 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.110 percent, down from 0.130 percent last week. An additional $30 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.155 percent, down from 0.165 percent. The discount rates reflect that the bills sell for less than face value. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,997.22, while a six-month bill sold for $9,992.16. — AP

Lack of paid parental leave decried

Human Rights Watch, based in New York, focuses most of its investigations on abuses abroad. But on Wednesday, with release of a report on work/family policies in the United States, it critiques a phenomenon affecting tens of millions of Americans. The report, “Failing Its Families,” says at least 178 countries have national laws guaranteeing paid leave for new mothers, while the handful of exceptions include the United States,

Yield drops for 1-years

The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that the average yield for one-year Treasury bills, a popular index for making changes in adjustable-rate mortgages, fell to 0.29 percent last week from 0.30 percent the previous week. — AP

Stocks drop, oil rises over unrest in Libya By Chip Cutter and Matthew Craft ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — Stocks fell sharply and oil prices spiked to their highest level in two years Tuesday as unrest in Libya worsened. Oil prices jumped 6 percent to $95 a barrel. The fight between protesters and forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi threatens oil production from the oil exporter, which accounts for 2 percent of global daily output. Libya also sits atop the largest oil reserves in Africa. The Dow Jones industrial average sank 178.46 points, or 1.4 percent, to close at 12,212.79. Bond prices rose as investors sought safety. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 27.57, or 2.1 percent, to 1,315.44. It was the worst day for the S&P since Aug. 11. The Nasdaq fell 77.53, or 2.7 percent, to 2,756.42. Among traders, the main worry is that unrest will

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Continued from E1 36 percent from the average and running “near all-time historic lows,” Gillen notes. The willingness to reduce asking prices is becoming more widespread as sellers finally confront market realities, but the resulting drop in equity, which also covers down payment and closing costs as well as price, has made it more difficult to buy. “Consumers today are making adjustments by planning financial strategy needed to buy the next house before they sell the current one,” said Noelle M. Barbone, office manager of Weichert Realtors in Media. For example, “we have a buyer whose parents are going to

participate in the purchase,” she said. “Another buyer, a carpenter, finished the basement of the house he bought for his buddy, and they will share expenses.” Although thinking first instead of acting impulsively, as in the boom, slows sales, “I prefer it this way,” she said. “They are making better choices now.” Economists anticipate further prices declines, with Newport predicting an additional 5 percent decline nationally before turning around in midyear. Recovery, when it arrives, will not be universal. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics in West Chester, said there were four variables that will determine the pace of recov-

analyst, said a “fear premium” has added about $10 a barrel to oil prices in recent days. Prices could tumble once the region settles down, he said. Oil producers rose with the prospect of a drop in oil supply. Chevron Corp. gained 1.6 percent. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose 1.1 percent. Higher fuel costs hurt airline stocks. Delta Air Lines Inc., American Airlines parent AMR Corp., United Continental Holdings Inc., and US Airways Group Inc. all dropped by 5 percent or more. Brian Bethune, an economist at IHS Global Insight, said a $10 rise in the price of oil subtracts roughly 0.4 percentage point from economic growth. Higher oil prices also pinch U.S. consumers by pushing up the price of gas. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell 3.1 percent after revenue at stores open at least a year fell for the seventh straight quarter.

ery across markets, including the foreclosure share of total sales, the degree to which the market was overbuilt during the boom, the extent to which housing was overvalued, and the strength of the job market. “Boston, New York City, Washington, D.C., and coastal California — San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco — will recover the fastest,” he said, while Florida, Atlanta, Nevada, and Arizona will recover last. And Philadelphia? While no one is willing to predict, prices here haven’t fallen as much as elsewhere and the foreclosure rate is, as Gillen notes, comparatively low. So, the best guess is probably somewhere in between. Contact real estate writer Alan J. Heavens at 215-854-2472, or Twitter: @alheavens.

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Chicken processor sells off its last plants


elaware-based Townsends Inc., one of the first and largest U.S. industrial chicken processors, has sold its remaining plants for $76.4 million in a bankruptcy sale. Townsends blamed its bankruptcy last year on feed-corn prices, which more than doubled because of higher China demand, “crazy weather” that led to poor crops, and the “diversion of our corn crop in the U.S. for ethanol production” under U.S. energy and farm policies, according to Michael Goodman, partner at SSG Capital Advisors L.L.C., of West Conshohocken,

projects,” including a cancer hospital contract announced on the day earlier this month that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned.


which ran the sale. Proceeds will pay part of the $92 million the Georgetown-based company owed troubled Wilmington Trust Co. and other banks, and the

$35 million owed to suppliers and other creditors. Townsends sold its North Carolina plants and its

Georgetown headquarters, which employs about 50, to the Ukraine-based chicken producer Agroholding Avangard’s Omtron Ltd. unit, for $24.9 million. Townsends sold its Arkansas plants to Peco Foods Inc., which operates plants in the South, for $51.4 million. Townsends sold its Delaware chicken plants to Mountaire Inc. in 2000. The Omtron and Peco bids narrowly bested a combined $75 million offer from South Korea-based Harim USA Ltd., Goodman said. The sales are expected to close Friday. “It was an all-night auction,” said SSG partner J. Scott Victor. “Twenty-nine hours,” with bids rising a million dollars a round

until the Koreans said no. The Townsends chicken business was started in 1937 by John G. Townsend Jr., a Sussex County lumber dealer and strawberry grower who also pioneered tomato and soybean processing. Townsend, an ally of DuPont Co. magnate T. Coleman du Pont, had previously served as Delaware’s governor, and later as U.S. senator. The company remained under Townsend family control until the bankruptcy sale.


Hill International, the Marlton construction project manager, “is getting approximately 50 non-Libyan” employees or

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The high cost of feed corn is among the factors Townsends Inc. blamed for its bankruptcy. The Delaware-based company was started in 1937. contractors “out of the country and ceasing project operations,” analyst William Sutherland at Boenning & Scattergood, of West Conshohocken, told clients in a report Tuesday. Hill has been helping expand Libya’s university system, but routine work in the North African nation’s cities stopped over the weekend as Libya’s leader, Col. Moammar Gadhafi, sends air force fighters and mercenary soldiers to kill and terrorize his political opponents, according to news reports.

Moammar Gadhafi

Libya owes Hill more than $45 million, according to Sutherland. He says he expects work on Libyan college projects will resume this spring once the unrest is

over. In Egypt, “Hill’s workforce of 80 are now getting back to

Five Pennsylvania Lutheran bishops, backed by more than 200 Lutheran pastors and lay leaders, Mennonite and Methodist ministers, and Jewish, Unitarian, and Episcopal clergy, have signed a letter asking Gov. Corbett to reconsider his proposal to kill adultBasic, the Pennsylvania medical insurance plan that covers 42,000 poor people. The Lutherans suggested Corbett require Pennsylvania’s dominant Blue Cross insurers to impose “a slight increase in premiums” for other working Pennsylvanians as a better alternative to Corbett’s plan, which would boost adultBasic families’ premiums by “300 percent to 700 percent” — the result of forcing them to choose between far more expensive plans, or going uninsured. “It has been suggested that faith-based ministries can tend to these people, but that is beyond the capacity of the free clinics and community programs around the state,” the Lutheran leaders wrote in their letter. Corbett did not immediately reply, the Rev. Amy Reumann, director of the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania, said. She said Catholic hospitals and other Christian groups had also been in touch with Corbett’s office to express concern that killing adultBasic will put more pressure on nonprofit health-care providers that are already under strain from high unemployment. Contact columnist Joseph N. DiStefano at 215-854-5194 or

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A good trend in home sales?

Lowe’s earnings

Investors and economists are hoping that the National Association of Realtors has some good news – an upward trend – when it reports the number of previously occupied homes that were sold in January. In December, the Realtors said, buyers purchased homes at an annual rate of 5.28 million units. That was up nearly 13 percent from November and the strongest sales rate since May.

Investors want to see if home improvement retailer Lowe’s had the same good fortune during the fourth quarter as competitor Home Depot did. In its third-quarter report, Lowe’s said homeowners spent less on renovations. But Home Depot’s report on Tuesday said that most of its customers were spending on repairs and smaller remodeling projects. They were also buying big appliances, responding to discounts. CEO Frank Blake says the business is stabilizing.

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7318.35 5996.76 22990.81 4050.27 36781.55 10664.70 66439.80

Close: $15.94 -2.67 or -14.3% The book seller suspended its dividend and issued no outlook for the year, and its costs for online operations and e-readers dragged on profit. $20

Vol.: 32.1m (2.6x avg.) PE: 21.8 Mkt. Cap: $20.93 b Yield: 0.9% Close: $5.49 0.02 or 0.4% The office supplies retailer narrowed its quarterly loss and beat analysts’ average estimate despite a drop in revenue. $7

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Parents lose vaccine suit at Supreme Court By Mark Sherman

provide compensation to injured children without drivWASHINGTON — The Su- ing drug manufacturers preme Court closed the court- from the vaccine market. house door Tuesday to par- The idea, he said, was to creents who want to sue drug- ate a system that spares the makers over claims that their drug companies the costs of children developed autism defending against parents’ and other serious health prob- lawsuits. lems from vaccines. The rulJustices Ruth Bader Ginsing in a Pennsylvania case burg and Sonia Sotomayor was a stinging defeat for fami- dissented. Nothing in the lies dissatisfied with how 1986 law “remotely suggests they fared before a special no- that Congress intended such fault vaccine court. a result,” Sotomayor wrote, The court voted 6-2 against taking issue with Scalia. the Pittsburgh parents of a Scalia’s opinion was the latchild who sued the drugmak- est legal setback for parents er Wyeth in state court for who felt they got too little the health problems they say from the vaccine court or their daughter, now 19, suf- failed to collect at all. fered from a vaccine she reSuch was the case for Robaceived in infancy. lee and Russell Bruesewitz, Justice Antonin Scalia, who filed suit after the vacwriting for the court, said cine court rejected their Congress set up a special claims for compensation. Acvaccine court in 1986 to han- cording to the lawsuit, their dle such claims as a way to daughter, Hannah, was a ASSOCIATED PRESS

healthy infant until she received the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine in April 1992. The vaccine was made by Wyeth, now owned by Pfizer Inc. Within hours of getting the DPT shot, the third in a series of five, the baby suffered a series of debilitating seizures, the lawsuit said. Hannah continues to suffer from residual seizure disorder, it said. A federal trial judge and the Philadelphia-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled in favor of Wyeth. State and federal appeals courts have almost always sided with the vaccine manufacturer in preventing the lawsuits from going forward. The American Academy of Pediatrics, representing more than 60,000 doctors, praised the decision. Its presi-

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Wyeth in Collegeville, now owned by Pfizer. A Pittsburgh couple alleged a vaccine caused their daughter’s health problems. dent, Dr. Marion Burton, said it “protects children by strengthening our national immunization system and ensuring that vaccines will continue to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.”

PhillyInc Continued from E1 of 2.25 million shares of convertible preferred stock. Two credit-rating agencies were prompted to put Unisys on their watch lists, but for positive reasons, because the company would be reducing its leverage. Fitch Ratings Inc. said that Unisys could wind up cutting its debt to $467 million from those two moves. As beneficial as that additional breathing room would be for Unisys, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services tempered expectations for how much an upgrade it might produce. “Ongoing revenue declines will likely limit an upgrade to one notch,” it said. On a day when trading in equities was influenced by the uprising in Libya, Unisys shares fell $3.57, or 8.7 percent, to close at $37.43.

Start ’Em Up The knee-jerk knock on Philadelphia business is that it’s not entrepreneurial. That’s not true, of course. Every metropolitan region creates businesses. But I hear the envy that wells up when comparisons inevitably are made between this region and the bubbling start-up cauldrons of Silicon Valley or Boston. We don’t bubble, we simmer, and sometimes we get steamed when Philadelphia seems left out of the conversation about how to jumpstart business formation and encourage growth. The Obama administration’s Startup America initiative, fresh off a visit to Cleveland on Tuesday, announced the eight other cities where it will hold “Reducing Barriers” roundtables. Organizers of those events say they want to hear directly from businesspeople about their ideas to cut outdated or “overly burdensome” regulations. I would have thought Philadelphia to be a perfect place to talk about such barriers, but no such luck. The first roundtable rolls into Durham, N.C., on March 3, and the second will be held between sound checks at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, on March 12. The rest of the dates have not been set, but the following areas have been chosen: Boston; Silicon Valley; Atlanta; Minneapolis; Boulder, Colo.; and our sister city to the west, Pittsburgh.

Keeping “the big goal in mind.”

Portable skills, kept at the ready This is the 46th in a series of 60 profiles of the unemployed.

Toyota’s 2011 Sienna. In the test drive, road noise was a little more than had been expected.

Driver’s Seat

60 Days

Continued from E1

The test drive: The Sturgis

clan puts minivans to the test, with Kids 1.0 through 4.0 filling up seats and cargo space. Back in the Driver’s Seat, I found the 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine and six-speed transmission ran smoothly and quietly. Road noise was a little more than I expected, though. The carlike seating position, almost-vertical hood, and minivan-square back leave drivers with few of the traditional markers for staying in lane, even for a minivan veteran like myself. But after a couple of days, it wasn’t a problem at all.

Watch the YouTube “Swagger Wagon” video via The minivan sits lower than most, so getting inside is easier for older people and youngsters. The info center on the dashboard offers ways to easily adjust settings for the automatic door locks and locking the doors with the key fob.

Cleanup on Aisle 2: Seat fab-

ric and rugs seem to grab on

Modern amenities: It’s a mini- to hair and dirt. I had hoped

van from Toyota: It has practically everything imaginable. Three zones of heating and air-conditioning. Four cup holders in the front seats alone. Purse-sized bin between the seats (yes, men, you’ll appreciate this, too, when you need a tissue or change for the turnpike).

Inside: We all traveled to the

to give the van a quick brushing before returning it, but a full vacuuming was a necessity.

Outside: More square than

wedge-shaped, the Sienna sports more of an SUV look than a minivan, reported the beautiful Mrs. Passenger Seat. I actually prefer the previous-generation Sienna.

rect light.

Friends and stuff: Bring the

kids, friends, dogs — everyone fits in nicely. And the rear seats fold to make for a nice deep luggage compartment. We took Sturgis Kid 1.0 and a friend back to college in Washington, and the Sienna offered tons of room for dorm accessories behind the second row of seats.

Stopping for gas: The handy

onboard computer told me the Sienna averaged 22 m.p.g. Not bad. And with a 20-gallon tank, the visits to Wawa will be spaced out well.

Quality surveys: Toyota ranks only “average” these days for J.D. Power’s 2010 initial quality survey, and “above average” in three-year overall reliability.

the dash lights up when the headlights are on. A great idea — it’s an extra reminder when you leave the lights on when you park. Six map lights shine on each of the outside seats and cast a nice, di-

Contact Scott Sturgis at 215-854-2558 or For another look at the automotive world, visit Sturgis’ blog, A Different Spin, at

in at least 15 federal court jurisdictions around the country. That has unleashed a flood of documents and testimony. Continued from E1 Chevron has obtained interMorton Greenberg — will is- nal communications in which sue a decision. the leader at the time of the But to a degree rarely seen plaintiffs’ team in Ecuador, in civil litigation, the internal Steven Donziger, a Harvard deliberations of plaintiffs’ at- law graduate who has spent torneys already have been much of his career on the widely disclosed. case, discusses tactics for inChevron, citing outtakes timidating Ecuadoran judges from a documentary film and opines on what he sees made about the case and oth- as the corruption of the Ecuaer information, has sought doran judiciary. to open to inspection confiKohn’s firm, Kohn, Swift & dential files of the plaintiffs’ Graf, a prominent plaintiffs’ attorneys and their experts class-action firm based in

Center City, directly represented the plaintiffs through much of the 1990s. But when the case was closed in the United States and refiled in Ecuador, direct representation was taken over by Donziger and other lawyers who were not members of the Kohn firm. Kohn continued to finance the case, spending about $7 million on fees for lawyers and experts in Ecuador and helping with settlement talks. Kohn withdrew from the case after a falling-out with Donziger. In a letter to the plaintiffs’ team Aug. 9, 2010, Kohn wrote that he was

“shocked by recent disclosures concerning potentially improper and unethical, if not illegal, contacts with the court-appointed expert … which are coming out in the U.S. discovery proceedings being initiated by Chevron.” Much of the two-hour hearing focused on the relevance of a documentary made about the case called Crude. One of the outtakes, subpoenaed by Chevron, portrays the plaintiffs’ attorneys concocting strategies to intimidate judges in Ecuador. One question before the court Tuesday was whether


No problem, she said. She simply carried the contract in her pocket. “It’s very straightBy Jane M. Von Bergen forward,” she said, adding INQUIRER STAFF WRITER that she made it her business Eleanore Meals believes in to develop a good relationgoals — setting them and pur- ship with the union leader. suing them. And, it helps to “If you keep the big goal in have a suit jacket handy. mind — there is a company These days, Meals, 53, is goal, and a department goal, sticking to her and the individugoal of landing a al has a goal — if job as an operathey all have the tional leader in same goal, we’re the Philadelphia singing pretty,” region. Meals said.” Meals’ resumé In Baltimore, includes stints as she achieved a a site, producgoal of reducing tion, purchasing, safety incidents inventory control, from 15 to zero. IN and sales managOne method? Foer with responsicusing on prevenbility for budgets tion rather than of more than discipline, so $115 million and workforces workers would solve probthat topped 250. lems, not cover them up. Her last job, which she took Meals said she easily transibecause she wanted to round tioned from factory floor to out her portfolio with sales executive suite by keeping a experience, involved manag- dress jacket on hand. ing a staff that sold credit That habit paid off recently, cards at Philadelphia Interna- when, driving home from a tional Airport. workshop with a soccer-mom “You have to make a two- acquaintance, also unemminute sale when they are ployed, Meals mentioned that running to catch a plane,” she’d like to work for a particMeals said. ular company. Lo and behold, When her company lost its a vice president from that airport contract, Meals, a company was the soccer mother of three from Down- mom’s neighbor. They ingtown, was out of work. Her dropped by on the way home, husband sells auto parts. on a Sunday at 7 p.m. In the late 1990s, she manTrue to form, Meals had a aged sites at Baltimore and jacket and now she’s hoping Barrington for the container- that she gets a shot at a perboard packaging division of fect position at that company. Weyerhaeuser Co. “I think people who are or“When you are a produc- ganized and have goals can tion manager, you just roll up accomplish anything,” she your sleeves and get in said. there,” she said. “It’s the heartbeat of the company.” Contact staff writer Jane M. Von In both places, she man- Bergen at 215-854-2769 or aged a unionized workforce.

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Poconos one day, and the teens pronounced the rear seat spacious and great for napping, as evidenced by the lack of squabbles. This minivan touts itself as an eight-seater. It took me a couple of days to find the eighth seat, tucked in the wall of the cargo area. It attaches to the center-row captain’s chair — not easy, and with just 10,000 miles on the test model, the connector pieces already looked a little beat up. My 10-year-old tried it out on a short trip and pronounced it “Fine.” I kept referring to it as “The Naughty Chair.” But if you need that eighth spot on occasion, it’s there.

Contact Mike Armstrong at 215-854-2980 or See his blog at

Pfizer also applauded the decision. “We have great sympathy for the Bruesewitzes,” Pfizer executive vice president and general counsel Amy Schulman said. “We recognize,

however, that the Vaccine Act provides for full consideration of the liability issues through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Here the Vaccine Court concluded that the petitioners failed to prove their child’s condition was caused by vaccination.” David Frederick, who represented the Bruesewitz family, said, “I’m disappointed for the families of victims of defectively designed vaccines, who now have no remedy at law for their injuries.” The vaccine court has paid out more than $1.9 billion to more than 2,500 people who claimed a vaccine link to serious health problems. Justice Elena Kagan took no part in the case, Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, because she had worked on it while serving in the Justice Department.

Passing lane: Room with a

vroom. The 266 horses really get this thing onto the Schuylkill or 95 in a heartbeat. Even the 2.7-liter four-cylinder has a healthy 187 horsepower. I was heartened to see a shift mode on the automatic transmission, but Toyota has so many overrides that it designed all the fun out of it.

The night shift: An icon on

Where it’s built: Princeton,

Ind., home of the Highlander and Sequoia.

At the end: The shortcomings

I’ve pointed out here are mostly nitpicks. Sienna continues to be a contender.

Next week: The Sienna’s main

competitor, the Honda Odyssey.

Eleanore Meals Hometown: Downingtown. Profession: Operations director. Experience: Top sales producer, directed sales staff, directed total operations, with union workforce of 250. Managed customer relations with national and local accounts. Handled packaging for major beer company, developing knowledge of chemicals, inks, resin, paperboard, and engraving. Directed procurement and operational procurement for pharmaceutical company. Audited and certified vendors. Education: Villanova University — courses toward a master’s degree. Paralegal studies. University of Delaware — bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, and operations. E-mail address: For a resume, audio clip, and more, go to

the plaintiffs’ team had sought to gain an unfair advantage in the case by backing a documentary filmmaker, thus waiving attorney-client confidentiality. But Greenberg questioned whether a film made in the United States would have an effect on the judicial process in Ecuador. On Feb. 14, a judge in Ecuador ruled that Chevron must pay $8.6 billion for polluting the rain forest, a sum that would double unless Chevron apologizes. The case has been bitterly fought. Chevron filed suit against Donziger, other

members of the plaintiffs’ team in Ecuador, and the plaintiffs themselves, charging that they had engaged in a scheme to extort billions of dollars from the company. The law firm of Patton Boggs fired back a short time later, suing Chevron and its law firm, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher L.L.P., accusing them of using threats and bogus litigation strategies to derail the plaintiffs’ case. Contact staff writer Chris Mondics at 215-854-5957 or

General News, Feb. 23, 2011 Philadelphia Inquirer  

General and Departmental News, Feb. 23, 2011, Philadelphia Inquire

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