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Star-studded festivities herald a Phila. museum focused on the Jewish role in American culture.

Philadelphia cuts a huge backlog by closing cases and lifting warrants. Some victims are angry. By Craig R. McCoy, Nancy Phillips, and Dylan Purcell INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS

Twenty-three years later, the woman still trembles when she remembers the attack. The man pushed his way into her Kensington house at gunpoint, slapped her so hard her glasses shattered, then her to have oral sex. Escaping forced The alleged attacker, FranJustice cisco Sanchez, fled before trial, but the woman says she never gave up hope that one day he would be tried and convicted. “I wished all my life that they would catch him,” she said in a recent interview. “I would go to court to testify and do as much as possible to send the man to jail.” But in a sweeping move to lower Philadelphia’s staggering tally of 47,000 fugitives, top court officials have quietly dropped criminal charges against Sanchez and more than 19,000 other defendants who skipped court years ago. At the urging of Pennsylvania Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille and District Attorney Seth

A Break for Phila. Fugitives

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, with the approval of top judges, has withdrawn charges on about 19,400 people who fled court in cases from 1969 to 1998. Most frequent cases withdrawn, by offense. Rank/Crime 1. Drug dealing 2. Theft 3. Prostitution/loitering 4. Drug possession 5. Simple assault

Number 3,964 3,553 2,291 1,861 1,766

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Williams, Philadelphia judges closed criminal cases and canceled fugitive bench warrants for thousands of accused drug dealers, drunken drivers, thieves, prostitutes, sex offenders, burglars, and other suspects. The withdrawn cases are from 1998 and earlier. “They were clogging up the system,” said Castille, a former Philadelphia district attorney. “You’re never going to find these people. And if you do, are you going to prosecute See CASES on A22

Obama assures Medvedev on nuclear treaty The START pact is a top priority, he said he told the Russian leader. By Ben Feller


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The Golda Och Atrium of the National Museum of American Jewish History. Jerry Seinfeld and Bette Midler will join weekend celebrations for the facility, which opens to the public Nov. 26.

Stories of a people By Melissa Dribben

Ross, cochair of its board of trustees, is the first to explore how Jews have changed n the 1960s, a popular national ad cam- and been changed, given this country’s paign showed miscellaneous people — unique opportunities and freedoms. a wizened American Indian, a Chinese For 34 years a small collection in nearby elder, Buster Keaton, an Irish cop, an Congregation Mikveh Israel, the museum ocangel-faced African cupies a sparkling new American boy — biting Inside: Celebrities come out 100,000-square-foot buildinto a luscious deli sanding on Independence for the opening celebration. A8. wich, with the caption: Mall, designed by James “You don’t have to be Polshek, architect of the Jewish to love Levy’s real Jewish rye.” Newseum and the Clinton Presidential CenThe gist of that message — that the inte- ter. gration of Jews in America has helped Though not open to the public until shape the culture — is a founding principle Nov. 26, it is celebrating this weekend with of the new National Museum of American a star-studded, headline-grabbing series of Jewish History. The museum, says George See MUSEUM on A6



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YOKOHAMA, Japan — President Obama, capping a far-flung Asian trip of mixed results, assured Russian President Dimitry A. Medvedev on Sunday that getting the Senate to ratify the new START nuclear treaty is a “top priority” of his administration. “I reiterated my commitment to getting the START treaty done during the lameduck session,” Obama said, noting that Congress returns this week for its postelection session. In talks with Medvedev on the sidelines of the summit of the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Obama also reiterated his support for bringing Russia into the World Trade Organization, calling Russia See TRIP on A18

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Film office and its fervent leader hail successes, new studio. By Carrie Rickey

Greater Philadelphia Film Office

Sharon Pinkenson, film office chief

since ’92, with director Danny Boyle.

When cameraman Garrett Brown chased Sylvester Stallone up the Art Museum stairs in 1975 to bag the signature shot of Rocky (1976), Philadelphia was not on Hollywood’s radar. “We hadn’t a clue how to host a movie,” recalls Brown, a longtime resident of Society Hill. Directors complained of city ineptitude. There was no agency to scout locations, issue permits, or announce that

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Valley Forge joins call to battle deer By Anthony R. Wood


The deer herd in Valley Forge National Historical Park has multiplied eightfold in 25 years, and officials say a thousand acres of forest are being eaten alive by deer. That is why, to the horror of animal-rights activists, federal sharpshooters with rifles and night-vision goggles aim to cut the herd from more than 1,200 to fewer than 200 during the next four years. The carcasses are to be given to food banks. Citing public-safety concerns, the park See DEER on A23 ADVERTISEMENT

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electricians were needed. “Filming here was eccentric and inconsistent until Sharon came along and sorted us out.” That would be Sharon Pinkenson, since 1992 the executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, which is celebrating its silver anniversary. On Sunday, screenwriters will gather at the new Sun Center Studios in Chester Township to share scripts set in Philadelphia. At night, the studio will host a birthSee FILM OFFICE on A20

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Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2007. Many are speculating about a forthcoming engagement.



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Prince William’s relationship with Kate Middleton stokes a media frenzy. By Gregory Katz

highest realm of British society. Middleton is not from the aristocracy: Her YATTENDON, England — They’ve parents worked for British Airways bemet the parents. They’ve even gone fore founding a successful party-supshooting with the parents. They’ve had ply business. their trial breakups and trial makeups. But her background is acceptable, Now, people in this very English vil- perhaps even an advantage, as the monlage say, it’s time for Prince William archy prepares to modernize and and local girl Kate Middleton to make streamline in an age of austerity. it official. There is speculation about the wedAfter all, the cautious prince has ding venue — publicity-shy William is been dating Middleton on and off — said to oppose St. Paul’s Cathedral, mostly on — for more than eight years, where his parents married, in favor of ever since they met at the University of a more private location. There is also a St. Andrews. frenzied guessing game about Middle“We’d be delighted,” said Pru Shep- ton’s choice of dress; she has so far heard, doing her daily shopping at the championed Daniella Issa Helayel over village store where Midmore prominent British dedleton is a frequent cussigners like Vivienne WestA hunting tomer, occasionally acwood. companied by William. Everyone seems to think weekend set “It would be madness it’s only a matter of time beoff a tabloid fore an engagement is anfor them not to get married.” tizzy. Bookies nounced. But taking a bride “Kate’s one of us — if you hapare predicting ispennottosobesimple she doesn’t put on airs a future king of and graces, and she’s England. William is second in a wedding such a lovely girl.” for the throne, after his next summer. line Shepheard said vifather, Prince Charles. sions of a royal wedding “Kate is not joining the were stoked by the visit several weeks Windsor dynasty to be a princess, she’s ago of Kate’s parents, Michael and Car- joining to be a queen at some point in ole Middleton, to Balmoral, Queen Eliz- the future,” said Patrick Jephson, abeth II’s estate in Scotland, for a week- former private secretary to Princess Diend of shooting hosted by William with ana, William’s mother. “There’s a lot at the queen’s approval. It was the first stake here, more than just pretty dresstime the Middletons had been invited es and magazine covers. You have to to such an intimate royal gathering. show that the dynasty can renew and The event sent Britain’s tabloids into rejuvenate itself. She and William have a tizzy and prompted bookmakers to to make sure this marriage works.” lower the odds at Britain’s legal betting Before the couple marry, Jephson shops, reflecting the conventional wis- said, it is crucial they agree on what dom that Middleton will soon be a prin- Middleton’s public role would be. cess, and in line to become queen. The “It has to be something that gives her bookies even predict a wedding for the job satisfaction, and something that is two 28-year-olds next summer. seen as duty,” he said. “For the royal Britain’s royal watchers said the hunt- family to be held in high esteem, its ing invitation was a way of welcoming members need to be seen as making the middle-class Middletons into the some sacrifices in exchange for the ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Hard-line stand could backfire for the GOP By Mark Z. Barabak

expanding and adding jobs. But their reading of the LOS ANGELES — No bar- election results is, at the gaining, no deals, no compro- least, a subjective one. Exit mise — that’s the hard-line polls found that voters were stance that Republicans have evenly split over whether to staked in the days since seiz- repeal the health-care law: 48 ing control of the House. percent supported the notion, Their prescription for the while 47 percent said they sluggish economy — lower wanted to either keep the law taxes, huge spending cuts, in place or expand it. less regulation, and repeal of More noteworthy, fewer the sweeping health-care law than 2 in 10 cited health care just taking effect — as the most imporexcites the party’s tant issue facing the conservative base. country t o d a y. But a long and ugly (More than 60 perfight with President cent cited the econoObama and Senate my, suggesting Democrats, starting where voters would with this week’s like to see the most lame-duck session, energy applied once could end up alienthe new session of ating the large numCongress starts in ber of Americans January.) more interested in Voters also seem jobs than ideologi- John Boehner more divided than wants all the cal battles. Republican leaders The m i d t e r m current tax rates about the merits of vote was “an expres- extended. preserving the Bushsion of anger and era tax cuts, which impatience,” said are set to expire at James Thurber, an American the end of the year. Of those University congressional ex- surveyed on Election Day, 40 pert. It was not, he said, a percent favored an extension sudden burst of affection for for all Americans, including the GOP. the well-to-do; 36 percent In fact, exit polls showed said the cuts should be exthat Republicans and Demo- tended only for families makcrats were almost equally dis- ing less than $250,000 a year, liked, with 53 percent of vot- as Obama advocates. ers viewing Republicans unfaHouse Republican leaders vorably and 52 percent unhap- say raising taxes is the wrong py with Democrats. thing to do when the econoThat contempt for the two my is struggling, and they remajor parties, along with anxi- ject a possible compromise ety over the economy, fear for that would temporarily exthe future, and a sense that tend the cuts for the wealthy most politicians aren’t really and make them permanent listening, could explain why for the middle class. so many voters have so little “Extending all of the curpatience with Washington rent tax rates and making these days. them permanent will reduce For Republicans on Capitol the uncertainty in America Hill, the midterm results and help small businesses crewere a clear-cut mandate for ate jobs again,” the likely new drastic change, starting with speaker, Ohio Rep. John Boeha rollback of the Democrats’ ner, said last week. “You can’t health-care overhaul. They invest when you don’t know say killing the law would spur what the rules are, when you the economy by lifting bur- don’t know what the tax rates densome requirements that are going to be next year. And discourage businesses from that’s why making these perLOS ANGELES TIMES



manent will be the most important thing we can do to help create jobs in the country.” In the Senate, which will remain Democratic-controlled, Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky appeared a bit more accommodating. McConnell reiterated his willingness to listen to Obama’s proposal for a temporary extension. Republicans on both sides of Capitol Hill have also indicated they could work with the president and Democrats on a handful of other issues, including trade and education. The most crucial test of the new Republican majority may come in the spring, when the government must raise the debt ceiling, or lose its borrowing power. Some tea party faithful would happily force a default and renewed financial crisis to cap Washington’s gusher of red ink. But that sort of brinkmanship didn’t work so well the last time Republicans tried it, forcing a government shutdown after their 1994 takeover of Congress. Few analysts see room for much agreement — not when the two parties are philosophically so far apart and when personal animosities, built over many years of political trench warfare, run so deep. “Things that are essential will get done,” said Gary Jacobson, a University of California-San Diego political scientist who studies Congress. “They’ll finance the wars. There will be a budget, after great debate. But it’s unlikely anything very dramatic or important will be accomplished.” That could make vengeful voters even more disgusted. Only next time, unless the economy perks up and millions of people are back working in 2012, the wrath directed at Obama and his party could turn on the GOP as well. ¢ House’s GOP newcomers get some guidance. A16.

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Suu Kyi freed from house arrest

“We haven’t seen each other for so long,” the Myanmar dissident told a cheering crowd. NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was freed from house arrest Saturday, setting her on the path to a possible new confrontation with the generals who had kept her out of the public eye for 15 of the last 21 years. As she stepped to the gate of the lakeside compound where she had been confined, she was greeted by thousands of jubilant supporters, some of them in tears. Waving and beaming in a long-sleeve pink shirt and a purple sarong, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate could barely be heard over the cheering and chanting. “We haven’t seen each other for so long, I have so much to tell you,” she said, immediately reestablishing the bond that has made her such a challenge to the nation’s military rulers. It had been more than seven years since her last arrest, a period of near-total separation from the world. Her release, just five days after an election that recast the government with a civilian face, suggested that the generals were confident of their position and ready to face down the devotion she

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi (center) talks to supporters after her release from house arrest. still commands both in her country and abroad. Indeed, Suu Kyi, 65, faced an immediate challenge of mending fences within the democratic opposition, which fractured over the question of participating in the election. But the election, which drew accusations of fraud from almost all opposition parties, has also opened a new area of discontent that her attorneys said she planned to exploit. The scene at the gates of her compound suggested that her popularity remained strong. When the police re-

moved barricades from around her villa Saturday afternoon, crowds flooded into the street. Suu Kyi spoke only briefly, saying, “If we are united, we can get what we want,” and said she would make a full address on Sunday. The crowd then broke into the singing of the national anthem. “She is our mother, she is our mother!” a woman cried. After someone handed her a flower, the crowd pleaded, “Put it in your hair!” She obliged.

It was the kind of outpouring she had experienced twice before on earlier releases from house arrest, in 1995 and 2002. Both times she was detained again after testing the limits of her freedom. Late in the evening, the government broadcast a brief report saying Suu Kyi had been freed without conditions. There appeared to be no other government statement Saturday regarding her release. But one of her attorneys, U Kyi Maung, said that even if no formal conditions were placed on her freedom, her


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movements could still be restricted, as they had been at times after her previous releases. Her most recent detention began in 2003 after she had drawn increasingly large and enthusiastic crowds as she toured the country. A band of organized thugs attacked her convoy in what some people believe was an assassination attempt, and she was sent first to prison and then back to house arrest. The immediate response to her release from Western capitals was one of celebration. Her release has been their first demand in calling for political freedoms and respect for human rights in the nation also known as Burma. “She is a hero of mine,” President Obama said, “and a source of inspiration for all who work to advance basic human rights in Burma and around the world.” But Western leaders also made it clear that they would continue to assess the actions of the ruling generals before they considered moderating a policy of isolation and economic sanctions against them. “France will pay very close attention to the conditions in which Aung San Suu Kyi enjoys her newfound freedom,” President Nicolas Sarkozy said in a statement. “Any obstacle to her freedom of movement or expression would constitute a new and unacceptable denial of her rights.” And the U.N. secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, said that he expected “no further restrictions will be placed on her,” and he urged the junta “to build on today’s action by releasing all remaining political prisoners.” The daughter of the nation’s founding hero, U Aung San, who was assassinated when she was 2 years old, she has embraced her fate of isolation and self-sacrifice. When her British husband, Michael Aris, was dying of cancer in 1999, she refused to leave to visit him for fear that she would not be allowed to return to her country. As Suu Kyi resumes her struggle for democratic freedoms, several analysts said, she will be reentering a battleground more complicated and difficult than the one she had faced in the past. “It’s certainly not going to be easy for her,” said Thant Myint-U, a historian and former U.N. official who has written widely on the country. “This is a very, very different political landscape than when she was released the last time. The country is facing a whole slew of new challenges and opportunities.”

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Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi said he would put his government to a crucial confidence vote.

Italy leader seeks a confidence vote

ROME — Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi pledged on Saturday to put his government to a make-or-break confidence vote to see if his weakened coalition still has enough support in parliament to survive. Berlusconi wrote to the presidents of the Senate and the lower Chamber of Deputies, saying he decided to seek the crucial vote in view of the planned pullout this week from his cabinet of ministers loyal to breakaway ally Gianfranco Fini. If Berlusconi loses a confidence vote, he must resign. If the center-right leader can’t assemble another government, President Giorgio Napolitano can call early elections, widely expected to be held early next spring. — AP

U.S. offers Israel incentive package

JERUSALEM — The United States has offered Israel an incentive package to reinstate a moratorium on West Bank settlement building in an effort to revive stalled peace talks with the Palestinians, diplomatic sources said late Saturday. The sources said the deal stipulates that Israel would stop settlement construction for 90 days in the West Bank. The moratorium would not apply to East Jerusalem. The United States would not ask Israel to extend the new moratorium when it expired. Diplomats said that the incentive package includes U.S. commitments to fight international resolutions critical of Israel. In addition, the diplomats said the U.S. administration would ask Congress to supply 20 stealth fighter jets to Israel. It’s not clear whether the U.S. incentives deal would be enough for the Palestinians, though, because it doesn’t include a building freeze in East Jerusalem, which they want as their future capital. — AP

Ex-protesters join the local congress OAXACA, Mexico — Citizens who formerly led street protests and manned barricades in the troubled southern state of Oaxaca were sworn in as members of the local congress Saturday, in what the governor-elect called a historic change. Flavio Sosa, the leader of leftist protesters who battled police and shut down this popular colonial tourist city for several months in 2006, is now a state congressman. Sosa spent almost 11/2 years in jail before charges related to the protests were dismissed. The protesters accused outgoing Gov. Ulises Ruiz of brutality, electoral fraud, and ordering the killing of demonstrators. Gov.-elect Gabino Cue said: “We Oaxacans should be happy, because this opens up new possibilities for the democratic transition we are building.” — AP


Thousands of supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez filled a downtown Caracas avenue on Saturday to demonstrate their backing for the socialist leader’s crackdown on allegedly crooked real estate and construction companies. Some chanted “Viva Chavez!” while others held up banners heralding the president’s order for officials to seize control of more than a dozen residential complexes.

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Iraqi lawmakers approve an outline for sharing power By John Leland and Steven Lee Myers


BAGHDAD — A day after one of Iraq’s leading politicians declared on television that power sharing was dead, the nation’s fractious parties met Saturday in a tranquil session of parliament, where they approved an outline for forming a partnership government. The session proceeded even though the politician, Ayad Allawi, had announced that his bloc would not participate in the government. Allawi, a former prime minister whose bloc won the most seats in Iraq’s elections in March, did not attend the session or make any public remarks. Members of his bloc said he was in London. Leaders from all parties, including Allawi’s bloc, Iraqiya, met behind closed doors during the session. Meanwhile, inside parliament’s grand hall, which two days earlier had been the scene of a turbulent walkout by Allawi’s bloc, lawmakers reaffirmed their commitment to a strained agreement that would return Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to office for a second term. Allawi, a secular Shiite, told CNN on Friday that “Iraqiya is not going to be part, and I am definitely not going to be part, of this government.” He also said the country would probably see more “tensions and violence, probably.” On Saturday, members of Iraqiya took part in a low-key session that consisted largely of ceremonial remarks. Representatives avoided initiatives that might have renewed the fractiousness of the previous session. In the end they voted on a general plan for sharing power but did not address any specific details that have divided the blocs. The members agreed to meet Nov. 21, after the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. “It was a normal session; it was smooth,” said Ali al-Dabbagh, a leader of Maliki’s bloc. For eight months, Allawi said he would not participate in any government led by Maliki, before finally agreeing to a pact to form an inclusive government. In Thursday’s session, he led a walkout when other parties voted against addressing Iraqiya’s demands for sharing power, including a newly created position for Allawi and an agreement to allow the return of three Iraqiya members who had been banned from parliament because of their previous association with Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party. The walkout and Allawi’s remarks on CNN threatened to scuttle a pact that had taken months to forge, with pressure from high-level U.S. officials, including President Obama. But while Allawi stayed away, members of his bloc took part in Saturday’s session and declared that the agreement was still in place. “We believe in participating in the government and the political process,” said Talal alZowbay, a member of Iraqiya. He added that he did not think Allawi would withdraw. “He is the man of this period.” If Allawi follows through on his vow not to participate in the government, Iraqiya will be under extreme pressure not to join him in his boycott. Members of the bloc would

not say whether they would follow him. The bloc has in recent weeks shown signs of disunity, and a withdrawal by Allawi might split the party. After Saturday’s session, an

Iraqiya member, Muhsin Abud, said, “Iraqiya is satisfied now,” adding that the political process was moving forward in accordance with the blocs’ agreement. “We are staying with Allawi as long as

he is in the process.” Another member, Arshaed al-Salihi, did not rule out following Allawi but said: “Iraqiya is making its decisions unanimously. It won’t be led by just one member.”

The senior U.S. military commander in Iraq, Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, reiterated U.S. support for the agreement, expressing concern that failure to be inclusive could inflame tensions.

“If the people don’t consider it to be an inclusive government, there might be some people in the community who express their displeasure in the form of violence,” he said at his Baghdad headquarters.








































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The glass facade of the museum, above, represents fragility and openness, curator Josh Perelman says. At right, a projected ballroom scene dominates the “Choices and Challenges of Freedom” exhibit.


ful,” Ross said. In any other spot in the city, “I’m not sure we could have pulled this off.” While Philadelphia is its home, Continued from A1 he said, “this is a national museum. events featuring Jerry Seinfeld and … You have about 80 Jewish museBette Midler, and boasting a guest ums in this country — Holocaust list that ranges from Sidney Kim- museums and museums about Isramel, Jeffrey Lurie, and Gov. Ren- el and museums of Jewish art — dell to Vice President Biden, Rep. but none are devoted solely to the Bob Brady, and TV anchor Renee American Jewish experience.” Chenault-Fattah. The museum, founded in 1976, his Georgia pencil factory and was best family in the place.” That the latter three are not Jew- has added to its original collection convicted of murdering a 13-yearAbigail was not persuaded. She ish is precisely the point: The muse- through many loans, including Bar- old girl. (He was pardoned posthu- and her daughter never reconciled. um is as expansive in heart as it is bra Streisand’s costume from the mously.) As Perelman noted, “Generations sprawling in square footage. As 1983 film Yentl, Steven Spielberg’s “No one in my family wanted to of families have wrestled with Michael Rosenzweig, its president, first 8 mm camera, and the piano talk about Leo Frank,” Uhry nar- these issues.” said: “We’re a Jewish institution, on which Irving Berlin composed rates. “But I knew about it.” Despite the effort to make the mubut not a religious insti“Alexander’s Ragtime Although they chronicle the tri- seum relevant to all of the anticipattution.” Band.” umphs and travails of Jews in ed 250,000 annual visitors, it is still After all, the curators Staff photographs by Many exhibits con- America, the museum’s exhibits a Jewish institution. The cafe is koCharles Fox attempt to cover only tain interactive ele- present historical moments that sher. Compromises were made to 350 years of a people ments for children, who tend to touch on universal human keep the museum open on the Sabwhose history dates back several can climb onto a covered wagon, experiences — for example, the bath; the gift shop won’t accept millennia. Despite the persistence of reach into an eye-level recessed 18th-century story of Phila Franks. cash or process credit-card puranti-Semitism, both covert and box to turn a crank that flips photoPhila was the daughter of Abigail chases until sundown Saturday. overt, the story of Jews in America graphs, and open a refrigerator and Jacob Franks, leaders in New And the exhibits are filled with reliis the story of a remarkable assimila- stocked with images of 1950s nosh. York’s tiny Jewish community in gious materials. tion. Films and audio recordings tell the early 1700s. Jacob, a ship own“If you want good Judaica,” PerelThe five-story building includes stories of seminal events. To illus- er, led his congregation and was man said during a preopening tour fifth-floor event space, a basement trate the rise of anti-Semitism in well-integrated into the city’s large- for members of the media, “those auditorium and education center, the early 1900s, the museum com- ly Protestant elite. In 1743, Phila Torah finials over there are pheand 25,000 square feet of gallery missioned a short documentary by eloped with Oliver DeLancey, a fine nomenal!” space containing more than 50 ex- Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright young man from a rich, prominent There are many ways to be Jewhibits. They deal with immigration Alfred Uhry, who wrote Driving family — and not a Jew. ish in America, but if there is a and industrialization, tenements Miss Daisy. Abigail, devastated, barred the common trait, it is knowing how and civil rights, anti-Semitism, HolUhry tells the chilling story of the couple from her home. The muse- to argue. No surprise, then, that lywood, high society, the borscht 1915 lynching of Leo Frank, a Cor- um displays the letter Jacob wrote an article this month in the nabelt, Broadway, suburbia, and sum- nell-educated Northern Jew. Frank to try to appease her: “Wee live in a tional Jewish newspaper the Former camp. They illuminate acts of worked for Uhry’s great-uncle in small place. And he is related to the ward criticized the museum for courage and cowardice, prejudice and religious chauvinism. The museum lauds the contributions Jews have made to literature, science, comedy, and cuisine, and yet manages to make visitors — no matter what their religious backgrounds or beliefs — feel part of the extended family. Because the museum, at Fifth and Market Streets, overlooks Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell on some of the nation’s most richly historic real estate, its designers made an effort to connect to America’s fundamental, if not always selfevident, truths. “The theme of the museum is freedom,” said curator Josh Perelman. “It is the story of America through Jewish eyes.” The glass facade, he explained, represents fragility and openness. “It gives a po- Offerings from the museum, clockwise from above: Projected images of former U.S. Rep. Bella S. Abzug; a Jewish rous view to Independence Hall. It Relief Campaign poster; a photo of Julius Meyer, an early Jewish merchant in Nebraska, with several American is a physical embodiment of the in- Indian leaders; and images projected on a kitchen table at an exhibit focusing on Jewish migration to the suburbs. teraction between the particular story we tell inside here and the institutions outside.” About six years ago, a confluence of events occurred that led to the museum’s emergence as a major historical institution. “Independence Hall was being refurbished. The Constitution Center was being built,” Ross said. “The mall was coming alive with people, and we thought maybe this is the time to make it a real museum.” In 2002, the museum had become an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. But it needed more space to display its collection and broaden its reach, so the board approved plans to expand. Then, in 2005, the former headquarters for KYW became available. “It was, arguably, the best spot on the mall. It’s the 50-yard line. So the board decided to bite the bullet and buy it,” said Ross, 77, chairman of the capital campaign. The $10 million purchase price was a relatively small down payment on the $150 million project. With the addition of two major contributions last week, he said, the museum had raised $154 million, much of it donated from other parts of the country. After the $137 million in construction costs are covered, the remainder of the money, and future funding, will build the substantial endowment needed to sustain the institution. “It’s the location that’s so power-

its inattention to issues surrounding Israel and religion itself: “Only the slightest reference is made to Hasidism, for example, despite the fact that it constitutes arguably one of the most potent religious forces in American Jewish life today.” Overall, however, the writer approved. “Even if the decision to skew toward the universal … involves the sacrifice of some complexity … this choice allows the museum to earn its place on Independence Mall.” Not that anyone is likely to forget the violence and hatred aimed at Jews, but visitors nonetheless are given a sobering reminder as they enter, passing through a sophisticated security system. The first floor features the “Only in America Gallery,” examining the lives of 18 prominent Jewish Americans who were nominated by a public vote last year: Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Louis Brandeis, Albert Einstein, Mordecai Kaplan, Sandy Koufax, Estée Lauder, Emma Lazarus, Isaac Leeser, Golda Meir, Jonas Salk, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Rose Schneiderman, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Henrietta Szold, and Isaac Mayer Wise. You leave the museum through a room featuring other famous Jews whose contributions, one way or another, have had an effect on our culture. These include Adam Sandler singing “The Hanukkah Song” and Gilda Radner as Roseanne Roseannadanna fulminating about saving Soviet “Jewelry.” Two galleries invite visitors to tell their own stories. A contemporaryissues forum poses questions such as “Should government regulate where houses of worship are built?” and provides Post-it notes on which visitors can respond. In a recording booth, they can express their views or interview one another for videos that will be posted to a public website. The museum creates a sense of belonging, said Jay Nachman, director of public affairs, whose own picture — taken when he was 5 years old — hangs in one of the exhibits. “We all have our stories.” Contact staff writer Melissa Dribben at 215-854-2590 or

More Information The National Museum of American Jewish History, at Fifth and Market Streets, will open to the public Nov. 26. Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The museum will be closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Day, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the first two days of Passover. Admission: $12 for adults; $11 for seniors 65 and older, active military, and youths ages 13 to 21; and free for children 12 and younger. Information: 215-923-3811 or

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Saturday night at the National Museum of Jewish American History — filled, really filled in the fifth-floor party area — was for celebrity, celebration, and superlatives. Fantastic. Terrific. Better than anyone could have expected. Those were the sentiments, repeated through the evening, by many of the 1,000-plus revelers at the museum’s opening gala, which moved from a cocktail reception in the museum to dinner and entertainment under a huge tent stretching along Fifth Street on Independence Mall. They dined at row after row of tables for 10, on beet salad with salmon and rack of lamb, prepared by Betty the Caterer — a local kosher kitchen, of course. The interior was lit softly in violet and rose, and chandeliers hung from the center of a skylight. The chandeliers were rung with pictures of the 18 honorees. (In Judaism, the number 18 has a special significance: Its representation in Hebrew letters forms the word chai, meaning life.) It was a night for special moments: Barbra Streisand, journeying to the lower level to check out a dress she wore in the 1983 movie Yentl, part of the museum collection; Jerry Seinfeld, taking the stage under the tent to host the evening; Bette Midler, taking the same stage later for an after-dinner concert. Streisand — who dined at a table in the middle of the room by the stage with her husband, James Brolin; Sidney Kimmel and his wife, Caroline; and others said to be mutual friends — stood for a moment in the spotlight as Comcast-Spectacor chief Ed Snider introduced her. The moment was part of a presentation about a hall at the museum. In that hall, 18 Jewish Americans are honored in an “Only in America” display. They were chosen through an international Internet vote, then vetted by curators. Only three of those honored are alive, and Streisand was the only one of them present Saturday night. “This is a great addition to Independence Mall for many reasons,” said U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D., Pa.), who, attending with his wife, Joan, was among a number of politicians present. “It will tell thousands of visitors of the great contributions of the Jewish people to civilization — and it symbolizes here on this mall the First Amendment promise of the freedom of religion.”

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Jerry Seinfeld presides over the gala at the National Museum of Jewish American History. Many of those partying — donors who paid between $1,500 and $5,000 a person to be there — have been working in some capacity to support the museum since its planning began about a decade ago. Some had been working with the museum since it was in a much smaller space, and had smaller aspirations, in Mikveh Israel, a synagogue a block away. “It’s amazing,” said Marian Wolgin, who has worked with the institution since 1976. “We knew it was going to be great, but it’s beyond anyone’s expectation.” Said Neil Golub, chief executive officer of the supermarket chain Price Chopper and a supporter from Schenectady, N.Y.: “We heard about this two years ago and supported it, and we’re so excited to be here.” Golub went through the four floors of exhibits, accompanied by his wife, Jane. “I learned more today than I ever knew,” he said. Many people spoke with one another of their roots — generally, they were American Jews whose parents or grandparents had immigrated to America from Europe and other places. “Sidney really personifies the American Jewish experience, raised in the Great Depression, and his family taught him values,” Caroline Kimmel said of her husband, the founder of Jones Apparel and, along with her, a philanthropist. Sidney Kimmel said many people had told him the museum represented the story not just of Jews in America but of freedom, of how people evolve because they are free. Said Kimmel, among the major donors, as people streamed into the museum: “We couldn’t have picked a better location in the world.”

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Pot advocates in California looking ahead to 2012 By John Hoeffel

undecided were susceptible to arguments for legalizing LOS ANGELES — Despite marijuana. They also reacted the defeat of Proposition 19 at negatively to “reefer madthe polls on Election Day, mar- ness” arguments that pot was ijuana-legalization advocates inherently dangerous or a in California are already gateway drug. working on their comeback “Our best opportunity to plan for 2012 and are almost beat it was on the merits of 19 giddy about their prospects. itself,” said Wayne Johnson, They see the election as a tri- the strategist for the No on 19 al run that could lead to a cam- campaign. paign with a better message, a A key issue for legalization tighter measure and more mon- supporters in 2012 will be to ey. Both the winning and losing find the money to run statesides say California’s voters re- wide television advertising. jected this specific initiative, “The Yes campaign always has but remain open to legalizing the burden of proof. We have to the easily obtainable drug. make the case that things The proponents have a should change,” said Doug Linhuge head start compared ney, the strategist for the Yes with where they were two on 19 campaign. years ago. At that time, reguThe campaign had hoped to lating and taxing marijuana spend between $7 million and was the dream of a handful of $15 million, but brought in Oakland activists. about $4 million. More than Now, the campaign has a $1.5 million came from Richbroader base of supporters, ard Lee, the main proponent, including labor and civil who owns a medical marijuarights leaders. na dispensary, nursery, and Big-money donors have trade school in Oakland. shown a keen interest. And A few wealthy businessmen the state’s electorate and me- and young Silicon Valley endia have seriously debated trepreneurs wrote sizable the issue. checks. “I think we found a In addition, the presidential lot of friends along the way election is expected to draw that we will want to include far more young voters to the from the get-go this time,” polls. If they had shown up Linney said. Nov. 2, supporters note, PropHe noted that George Soosition 19 might have come ros, the hedge-fund multibilclose to passing. lionaire, donated $1 million to Even so, they also point out help Proposition 19 to clearly with bemusement, legaliza- indicate his support for legaltion outpolled Meg Whitman, izing marijuana. who ran for governor and The next campaign in Calilost, and Carly Fiorina, who fornia will start with a base of failed to win her race for the support. U.S. Senate. The measure this year “The question about legaliz- was backed as a job-creing marijuana is no longer ation plan by the state leadwhen, it’s no longer whether, ership of the Service Emit’s how,” said Ethan Nadel- ployees International Union mann, the executive director and the United Food and of the Drug Policy Alliance, a Commercial Workers, but national advocacy group that the unions were focused inwill play a pivotal role in any tensely on the races for 2012 ballot measures in Cali- statewide office. fornia or other states. The state NAACP and the “There’s a really strong body Latino Voters League emof people who will be ready to braced Proposition 19 as a pull the lever in the future.” way to end a drug war in California voters rejected which African Americans Proposition 19, 54 percent to and Latinos are arrested at 46 percent. But in a postelec- much higher rates than tion survey by Greenberg whites, though the California Quinlan Rosner, respondents exit poll showed people in favored legalization, 49 per- both groups voted against cent to 41 percent, with 10 per- the measure. cent uncertain. The campaign had also And 52 percent said marijua- counted on young voters. Votna laws, like alcohol prohibi- ers under 25 supported Proption, did more harm than good. osition 19 by a 2-1 ratio, but The consultants who ran they did not turn out in big the opposition campaign numbers. found that voters who were The measure would have LOS ANGELES TIMES

allowed adults 21 and older to grow and possess marijuana. “As a motivator, it was always a big question,” Linney said. “I always thought, myself, it was a little overrated.”

But Anna Greenberg of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner said that if young voters turned out in 2012 in numbers typical for presidential elections, legalization “is poised to win.”

The strongest message for Proposition 19, Linney said, was that it would control marijuana better than prohibition. But it allowed cities and counties to set the rules for marijuana sales and taxes,

and opponents seized on that uncertainty to predict a chaotic patchwork of regulations. Linney expects a vigorous debate in the future among supporters over whether to keep a local approach.

National Views on Legalization Should marijuana use be made legal? Yes Oct. 1969 May 1985 Nov. 2003 Oct. 2009

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‘Sweat the small stuff’: Advice for House newcomers By Laurie Kellman

alike. “Having an improper relationship with a page? That conWASHINGTON — Be work nects. Having a rent-controlled horses, not show horses. The office? That connects.” small stuff? Sweat it. And do So do suppressing vendettas it fast. and establishing some good Republicans retaking con- will — an exceedingly rare comtrol of the House in January modity on Capitol Hill in recent are getting lessons years, said another from veterans of transition veteran. the past two transiRules, for examtions of power on ple, that allow for Capitol Hill — 1994, amendments and dewhen the GOP last bate. Or a committee took control of Conchairman sharing gress, and 2006, staff and office space when Democrats with the minority. grabbed it back. Rep. Michael Lesson No. 1: Capuano (D., They have a small Mass.), who served window to convince Adam Kinzinger as Speaker Nancy the public they’re of Illinois is part Pelosi’s transition serious about chang- of the new GOP chief in 2006, said a ing the way Wash- House majority. few members back ington works. then came to him “If we look like suggesting that we’re doing business as usual,” since the Republicans “did says Rep.-elect Adam Kinzinger this, this, and this to us, we (R., Ill.), “then obviously the should do that, that, and that American people will say, ‘Well, to them.” what was that all about?’ ” Take the long view, Capua“It’s about making measur- no says he advised Rep. Greg able progress in reasonable Walden (R., Ore.), the GOP’s time,” said Rep.-elect Tim transition chairman. Scott (R., S.C.). “You start out on as high a A 22-member Republican plane as you can find,” Capuateam deliberated last week on no said. “Because once the how the new GOP majority battle begins, it becomes will turn the populist cry to tougher.” change Washington into operGood will won’t be easy. ational policy on everything Flush with victory in the from rules to fiscal matters. House and a gain of seats in Lesson No. 2: Details, even the Senate, some in the GOP private ones, matter. immediately declared that “Sweat the small stuff,” re- their party’s congressional tired House Budget Commit- mission was now to deny Prestee Chairman Jim Nussle (R., ident Obama a second term. Iowa) told the team. The miBy the end of the week Pelonutiae of budget-drafting and si had stunned many in Washthe billions and trillions of ington by announcing she dollars at issue can get lost would continue to lead Demoon constituents, he said. crats even in the minority be“But bouncing checks at the cause she had no intention of House bank? That connects,” allowing Republicans to reNussle said, referring to vari- peal the health-care overhaul ous scandals that have shaken and other laws enacted durDemocrats and Republicans ing Democratic rule. ASSOCIATED PRESS

In Republican circles, the populist cry to change the way Washington works spilled past Election Day. The man likely to be the next House speaker, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, appointed veteran lawmakers to the transition team, such as Rep. David Dreier of California, who has served in both the House majority and minority, as well as four members of the freshman class who rode into office in part

by campaigning against that very same establishment. Not included in Transition 101 was what to do about the issues presented by the fact that, populist outcry notwithstanding, Congress will continue to be led by the same lawmakers who ran the House in the last session — and served for decades before that. How, for example, to quietly induct the uncompromising class of 80 freshman lawmakers into the deal-making

culture of Congress? And that’s all before they get to hashing out policy. “There’s definitely going to be a honeymoon period, where a new majority will feel a certain camaraderie,” said lobbyist Rich Meade, who was one of Nussle’s aides during the 1994 transition. “How long the honeymoon lasts is another question.” The gold ring now is trying to establish a fair process for legislation — and, therefore,

good will, Nussle said. He told the team about his first day as budget committee chairman. A Democrat passed him a note: “Smile. You’ve got the votes. You’re going to win.” “His point was, ‘Look, you’re going to win. In the meantime, though, be fair,’ ” Nussle said. His message to the majority-to-be: “You’re probably going to win most of the votes, so you don’t have to win every argument.”

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WASHINGTON — Confronting the nation’s mounting deficit, President Obama on Saturday urged Congress to limit spending on pet home-state projects, while Republicans challenged him to support an outright ban. In his weekly radio and online address, Obama said that with the economy still struggling to recover from the recession, the United States cannot afford unnecessary spending on so-called earmarks, items that lawmakers slip into spending bills without a full examination or debate. “When it comes to signaling our commitment to fiscal responsibility, addressing them would have an important impact,” Obama said from Asia, where he was wrapping up a 10-day trip. However, Obama stopped short of calling for a full ban on earmarks, saying that some of them “support worthy projects in our local communities.” While he said steps must be taken to limit wasteful spending, he offered no specifics on how to do so. The top Republicans in the House, Reps. John Boehner of Ohio and Eric Cantor of Virginia, issued a joint state-

ment welcoming Obama’s remarks on earmarks. But they also raised the stakes, challenging Obama to immediately agree to veto any spending bills that include earmarks. “Washington has failed to prioritize the way that taxpayer dollars are spent, and shutting down the earmark process is a good first step to begin righting the ship,” Boehner and Cantor said. Boehner and Cantor said that House Republicans, including all newly elected lawmakers, would vote this week on a measure that would ban earmarks when the new session of Congress starts in January. In the Republicans’ weekly address, Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon outlined the GOP’s top priorities: creating jobs, cutting spending, and reforming Congress. Walden, who is running the GOP transition committee after the party’s House takeover in the midterm elections, said plans are being made to make the legislative process more open, including the installation of cameras in the Rules Committee, where decisions are made on what bills and amendments come to the floor for a vote.

Pelosi works deal to give key party post to Clyburn By James Rosen

lege of serving as House Democratic leader, I will be very WASHINGTON — Speaker honored to nominate our outNancy Pelosi’s intervention to standing colleague, Congressensure a leadership post for man Jim Clyburn of South Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, to serve in the numCarolina in the next Congress ber three House Democratic helps House Democrats avoid position,” Pelosi said, adding an internal fight with racial that the new post would be overtones at a time when called assistant leader. they’re still licking their Clyburn asked his Demowounds over the Republican cratic peers to back the Peloelection rout. si deal in a letter of his own. Clyburn, the current majoriWhile Pelosi averted one ty whip and the highest-rank- major spat among her ranks, ing African American in Con- she faces a possible challenge gress, and Majority Leader to her own top post. Steny Hoyer of Maryland Top Democratic aides said were competing for the Demo- that Rep. Heath Schuler, a crats’ No. 2 House leadership North Carolina conservative spot, minority whip, when the Democrat who has criticized new legislative session starts Pelosi, would likely announce in January. his long-shot candidacy for Pelosi, after spending the House minority leader during week trying to broker a deal an appearance on one of the between the two men, de- Sunday talk shows. tailed the compromise SaturHouse Republicans and day in a letter to other Demo- Democrats will choose their cratic lawmakers. leaders Wednesday in closed“Should I receive the privi- door votes.

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Marines take tougher tack in opium zone By Sebastian Abbot ASSOCIATED PRESS

SANGIN, Afghanistan — U.S. Marines who recently inherited this lush river valley in southern Helmand province from British forces have tossed aside their predecessor’s playbook in favor of a more aggressive strategy to tame one of the most violent places in Afghanistan. U.S. commanders say success is critical in Sangin district — where British forces suffered nearly one-third of their 100 deaths in the war — because it is the last remaining sanctuary in Helmand where the Taliban can freely process the opium and heroin that largely fund the insurgency. The district also serves as a key crossroads to funnel drugs, weapons, and fighters throughout Helmand and into neighboring Kandahar province, the spiritual heartland of the Taliban and the most important battleground. The U.S.-led coalition hopes its offensive will kill or capture key Taliban commanders, rout extremists from their strongholds, and break the insurgency’s back. That will allow the coalition and the Afghans to improve government services, bring new development, and bolster the sense of security. “Sangin has been an area where drug lords, Taliban, and

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A U.S. official said Sangin is home to “drug lords, Taliban, and people who don’t want the government to … legitimize things.” people who don’t want the government to come in and legitimize things have holed up,” said Lt. Col. Jason Morris, commander of the Third Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment. The unit took over responsibility for Sangin in mid-October. One of the first things the Marines did was close roughly half the 22 patrol bases the

Insurgents Attack NATO Base Insurgents wearing suicide vests Saturday assaulted a major NATO base in eastern Afghanistan, with six of them dying in a hail of gunfire before they could penetrate the defenses. The attack in Jalalabad, about 75 miles east of Kabul, was the second against the base in five months. Several gunmen attacked an Afghan army checkpoint outside the heavily fortified coalition base at dawn, sparking a gun battle that lasted at least two hours as NATO helicopters fired from above. Such assaults demonstrate the guerrillas are capable of striking outside their traditional southern strongholds of Kandahar and Helmand provinces that are the focus of the U.S. surge. NATO also reported that insurgents killed three coalition service members Saturday in southern Afghanistan, but it did not provide further details or nationalities. The violence underscored continued instability in the country a week before a NATO summit in Lisbon, Portugal, to discuss shifting responsibility for security to Afghan forces. President Obama also is due to present a review of his war strategy next month. — Associated Press

Afghan minorities rearm amid talks

British set up throughout the district, a clear rejection of the main pillar of Britain’s strategy, which was based on neighborhood policing tactics used in Northern Ireland. The bases were meant to improve security in Sangin, but the British ended up allocating a large percentage of their soldiers to protect them

from being overrun by the Taliban. That gave the insurgents freedom of movement. “The fact that a lot of those patrol bases were closed down frees up maneuver forces so that you can go out and take the fight to the enemy,” Morris said. As he spoke, the sound of heavy machine-gun fire and mortar explosions echoed in the background. The Marines later called in a KC-130J to launch a Hellfire missile, a 500-pound bomb, and a precision-guided artillery round at the compounds. So far, the battalion has been in more than 100 firefights. The Marines have worked to improve security by significantly increasing the number of patrols compared with the British and by pushing into areas north and south of the district center where British forces rarely went. Even though the Marine battalion has slightly fewer forces than the 1,200-strong British unit had, commanders say they have stepped up the number of patrols because they have far fewer Marines stuck guarding bases. But some analysts speculate that the coalition would need at least one more battalion in Sangin if it wanted to clear and hold the whole district. Some Marines said privately that more forces would

and in dense fields where they are hard to detect. The Marines believe their operations are beginning to improve security, and they say tips have started to trickle in from locals on the location of IEDs. But some villagers complain about the increased number of patrols, since the Taliban often plant IEDs along the routes the Marines travel. “You should open more bases and patrol less,” local landowner Tuma Khan told a Marine during a patrol, “because when you patrol on foot, the Taliban bury IEDs that threaten children and other civilians.”

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da suicide bombing two days before the 9/11 attacks that PANJSHIR VALLEY, Af- provoked the U.S. invasion. ghanistan — President HaSomah Ibrahim, a U.N. mid Karzai’s moves to make spokesman, said that 94,262 peace with the Taliban are small arms and 12,248 heavy scaring Afghanistan’s ethnic weapons were collected by minorities into taking their the time the disarmament proweapons out of mothballs and gram ended in 2005. But fewer than half of them were depreparing for a fight. Mindful that Karzai’s over- stroyed; some went to the tures come with NATO’s bless- army and police, which many ing, and that U.S. and NATO of the militiamen joined. The Hazara, a mainly Shiite forces will eventually leave, they worry that power will group, are also worried. “We have lots of weapons, shift back into the hands of the forces they helped to over- but they are not modern weapons. They are simple throw in 2001. Such a peace deal won’t be weapons,” said Abbas Noian, easy in a country with a com- a Hazara legislator. “It is very bad, America anplex ethnic makeup and a tradition of vendetta killings. nouncing they will leave AfWith ethnic and tribal differ- ghanistan. It has given more ences having sharpened dur- power to the militants, more ing the violence of the last 30 energy. Already we minorities years, there’s little indication are afraid. We want peace, that Karzai’s overtures are but we are afraid of a strong Taliban,” he said. gaining much traction. In late 2009, President ObaStill, some mujahideen — commanders of the Northern ma spoke of starting a graduAlliance of minority groups al pullout in July 2011 if condithat fought the Taliban — are tions allowed, but then claritaking no chances. They fied that he was not envisagspeak openly of the weaponry ing a mass exodus at that they have kept despite a U.N. time. Lately, attention has shifted to 2014, when Karzai disarmament drive. In the Panjshir Valley, heart- expects his forces to be ready land of the Northern Alliance, to take the lead in securing Mohammed Zaman said that Afghanistan. Fahim Dashti, a Tajik, was when the United Nations came looking for weapons, present when the bombers “the mujahideen gave one blew up Massoud. He survived with scarred hands and and hid the other 19.” “We have plenty of weap- arms and now edits the Enons, rocket launchers and glish-language Kabul Weekly. small arms, and we can get Dashti said that the minoriany kind of weapons we need ties began rearming about 18 from the gun mafias that ex- months ago. “The reason is because we ist in our neighboring countries,” he said. “All the don’t know who President former mujahideen, from Karzai is talking to and what commander to soldier, they he is saying, but we feel the have made preparations if agenda of the government is they [the Taliban] come into to Pashtun-ize the governthe government.” ment, the re-Talibanization of Zaman spoke at the grave the system,” he said. of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the Karzai’s spokesman did not charismatic Tajik leader who respond to requests for comcommanded the Northern Al- ment on the reports of rearliance and died in an al-Qae- mament.

be necessary. In addition to conducting more patrols, the Marine battalion has adopted a more aggressive posture than the British, according to Afghan Army Lt. Mohammad Anwar, who has been in Sangin for two years. “When the Taliban attacked, the British would retreat into their base, but the Marines fight back,” Anwar said. But Taliban attacks have taken their toll. Thirteen Marines have been killed and 49 wounded since the battalion arrived. Most casualties have come from improvised explosive devices that insurgents hide in compounds, on trails,

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With Obama’s visit, India displays its clout By Ravi Nessman

“It’s a very happy acknowledgment that India has turned the corNEW DELHI — For much of the ner,” said Shekhar Gupta, editor in last decade, New Delhi sold itself as chief of the Indian Express news“India Rising.” Barack Obama’s trip paper, adding the country still has here last week delivered a new mes- a lot of work left to do. sage: India has risen. It isn’t just Obama acknowledging During his three-day India’s new clout. Analysis visit, the president de- In July, British Prime Minister livered nearly every- David Cameron came here with the thing on India’s wish list, affirming “core purpose” of wooing Indian the country’s growing importance. business to help create jobs back He endorsed India’s role in near- home. By the end of the year, when by Afghanistan, even though such a the leaders of France, Russia, and statement was sure to annoy India’s China are expected to come, India regional rival Pakistan, a key U.S. will have hosted the leaders of all ally in the Afghan war. He chided the permanent members of the U.N. Pakistan for not cracking down Security Council. heavily enough on anti-India miliThat landmark underscores the tant groups operating there. shift in power toward India, rooted He lifted export controls, allowing in its skyrocketing economy, estimatIndia to buy high-tech weaponry ed to grow by 8.5 percent this year, from the United States, and he gave its enormous potential market of spirited support to Indian industry, nearly 1.2 billion people, and its new maintaining that it wasn’t stealing clout as a powerful player in Asia. American jobs, but helping create It is seen as a possible counterbalnew ones. ance to Chinese influence in the reMost importantly for India, he gion, even though its economic and backed its bid for a permanent seat military power is dwarfed by Chion the U.N. Security Council, a most- na’s. ly symbolic move that affirmed its At a time of financial distress in place as a new global power. the West, India is finding itself a “In Asia and around the world, coveted stop for leaders racing to India is not simply emerging; India snare some of the trillion-plus dolhas already emerged,” Obama told lars the country is expected to inthe Indian parliament. vest in infrastructure, defense, and Indian commentators saw the agriculture in the coming years. statement as a milestone in the naThat doesn’t include the billions tion’s global image. No longer was it in international contracts on offer seen as an economic basket case, a from private Indian companies. potential dictatorship, or an unstaDuring the Obama trip, much of ble collection of warring ethnic the commentary on Indian televigroups. sion boiled down to this: “America ASSOCIATED PRESS


to allow both countries to inspect each other’s arsenals to verify compliance. Asked during a picture-takContinued from A1 ing session about whether his “an excellent partner.” administration was putting The START treaty, which more money on the table for has been pending in the Sen- the nuclear program, Obama ate for months, has drawn re- declined to answer. sistance, principally from miHe did say, on another matnority Republicans. A congres- t e r, t h a t h e b e l i e v e d sional aide briefed on White Medvedev was bringing about House plans for getting it rati- reforms in the former Soviet fied said last week that the Union and was moving the White House was adding $4.1 country forward. He said he billion in funding for the U.S. supported Medvedev’s pursuit nuclear arsenal in an effort to of membership in the World pick up the necessary votes. Trade Organization — a point The treaty would reduce the the Russian leader reinforced limit on strategic warheads to as he and Obama appeared 1,550 for each country from briefly before reporters. the current ceiling of 2,200. It Both Obama and Medvedev also would set up procedures touted a close working rela-

his microphone. President Bill Clinton’s visit here in 2000 shattered the ice, and George W. Bush’s successful efforts to end India’s nuclear isolation made him a hero here. Obama charmed India as well, boosting its self-confidence by repeatedly treating it as an equal partner. But some warned that India’s coming-out party was a bit premature as hundreds of millions of citizens remained mired in poverty and its governing bureaucracy remained bloated and corrupt. “I think Obama was being nice,” said Amitabh Mattoo, a foreign-policy analyst. “I don’t think India has emerged. I think India is a rising power with a huge amount of potential, but there are huge problems within India.” Mattoo called India “a work in progress in terms of becoming a great power,” and cautioned that as it pushed forward on the global stage, the nation would have to drop its years-long reluctance to JIM YOUNG / Associated Press take bold international positions. It is an issue Obama raised as Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (left) thanking Obama. At the center is well, telling parliament that “with Indian Vice President Shri M. Hamid Ansari. increased power comes increased needs us.” Union and by refusing to drop its responsibility,” and imploring India This is a new position for India, a nuclear ambitions. to stand up for democratic values nuclear power that was nevertheIn a sign of the tension, President across the world. less often shunted aside in global Jimmy Carter, during a 1978 trip With international expectations affairs for decades. here, was so annoyed at Prime Min- rising, India will have to work espeDuring the Cold War, when its ister Morarji Desai’s resistance to cially hard to get its house in order, anemic economy gave it far less U.S. conditions on the purchase of Gupta said. clout, India angered Washington uranium that he ordered an aide to “This party is ours to spoil now,” by refusing to align itself with the send Desai a “cold and very blunt” he said. “India can’t afford to disapUnited States against the Soviet letter. The remark was picked up by point the world.”

tionship and friendship. Obama extended thanks to Moscow for cooperation on Afghanistan and on a host of international issues. Obama was finishing an Asia trip so widespread — from the growing democracies of India and Indonesia to the summit-hosting allies of South Korea and Japan — that Air Force One was headed all the way around the globe. Amid the skeptical press coverage of all Obama didn’t get done, the White House worked its own message, saying Obama had planted Asia at the center of his foreign policy, helped lead a fresh global economic strategy, and reached billions of Asians with his words.

The president’s weekend work at APEC had a quieter, winding-down tone as even his aides joked about the trip’s length. Obama told business leaders that the United States would unapologetically and fiercely compete to get jobs to America, where near-double-digit unemployment has sapped public spirits and cost Democrats mightily in this month’s midterm elections. He sought to assure Asia-Pacific nations that their success would not come at each other’s expense. “We stand ready to lead again,” Obama declared. The comments came in the context of a narrative, vehemently denied by the White House,

that Obama had lost some international clout as U.S. voters had shifted more power to Republicans. A comfortable-looking Obama met with the leaders of Japan and Australia, inviting them to visit him next year, and he took part in APEC’s consensus-centered meetings on the expansion of trade. Obama is about to come home with new trade pacts with India, a broad cooperative agreement with Indonesia, and a pledge by 20 top nations to work toward an economy that evens out destabilizing surpluses and deficits. Yet he could not meet his own deadline to close a huge South Korean trade pact, and China’s undervalued curren-

cy remains a huge obstacle. On the trade imbalances, leaders of the Group of 20 economic powers essentially agreed before they adjourned Friday in Seoul to a yearlong cooling-off period. Beyond those clear issues, the White House talked about Obama’s harder-to-quantify commitment to Asia as a strategic center of power. National security adviser Tom Donilon went so far as to describe Obama’s trips to India and Indonesia as seminal moments. “We had at one point last week the president of the United States, the secretary of defense, the secretary of state, and the secretary of the treasury all in Asia,” he said.

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A Movie Hot Spot

Thanks to state tax credits and a growing film-production infrastructure, the number of movies filmed in Southeastern Pennsylvania* has been rising steadily, bringing significant amounts of film-related spending to the region.

Continued from A1 day bash honoring the office, which has brought to town the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson, Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. The story of the birth, near death, and turnaround of Philadelphia’s film office has many heroes, including R.C. Staab, film commissioner in January 1986, when it opened for business. But mostly, says Staab, now a newspaper executive in California, it is the story of how Pinkenson, a former dental hygienist with a passing resemblance to Goldie Hawn, scooped up the fumble and ran with the ball. “Philadelphia is a movie town today,” Pinkenson says, “and that ‘cool’ factor may be the most important accomplishment of my career.” In 1986 the film office scored one movie, the department-store fantasia Mannequin, accounting for an estimated $6 million spent in the region. In 2009, 17 movies and TV shows were made here, including M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender, James L. Brooks’ How Do You Know, and the A&E series Teach with Tony Danza. Direct spending was $286 million. “In my years as an elected official there’s probably been no better return on investment than the film office,” says Gov. Rendell, who appointed Pinkenson when he was mayor of Philadelphia. The film office was born of adversity. The city had an image problem in 1984 when director Alan Parker came to make Birdy and butted heads with unions and city officials. “Parker publicly damned Philly as a film location,” says Staab, who had been running the state film commission. “This was also the era of the MOVE bombing. The thinking was that a film office was a small investment that might yield big returns.” “In 1986, the City of Philadelphia officially went into the film business, proactive


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more than 300 films and series, with an estimated $300 billion in economic impact. It SOURCE: Greater Philadelphia Film Office JOHN TIERNO / Staff Artist led the charge for state film rather than passive,” says tique, and a costumer with a tax credits, “the sharpest arStaab. With Mayor W. Wilson handful of credits on B-list row in our quiver.” Goode’s blessing, it had an an- films such as Mannequin How did the office do it? nual budget of $160,000 and a Two, filmed at Wanamakers. People in the film trade destaff of three. She was a 44-year-old gradu- scribe Pinkenson as fluent in The high point of Staab’s ate of Girls High and Temple the language of business, a tenure was landing the film University, mother of a high “one-woman LinkedIn.” LegisClean and Sober (1988). The school senior. (She later wed lators talk about her shrewd low point was the ’87 stock businessman Joe Weiss.) politicking. Directors say she market crash and the city fis“I hired Sharon,” says Ren- thinks like a producer. cal crisis, which resulted in dell, “one, because she had “My first impression of budget cuts, recalls Joan experience in the industry; Sharon was that of a filmmakGerstle, a film office staffer two, because I thought she er,” Philadelphia and Beloved from its inception through had pizzazz and could attract director Jonathan Demme 2007. filmmakers; and, three, she says. “Time after time, she First Staab and then his wanted it so much. Her pas- found the most photogenic replacement decamped, leav- sion for the idea and her be- and cheapest solution to our ing Gerstle to man the lief in the city and region — problems.” phones and airport purchas- none of the other applicants Demme loves the city’s vering manager Charlie Isdell came close.” satility. Philadelphia used urto moonlight as acting direcThe job was hers. The ban and suburban locations, tor. The momentum generat- catch: She’d have to raise her while Beloved (1998) took aded by Staab was lost. Even own money. She gave herself vantage of 19th-century neighworse, a Hollywood produc- 60 days. It took 64. borhoods and rural scenery. er was bad-mouthing PhilaShe forged partnerships “Then there’s the magic of delphia unions as “uncooper- with suburban counties, Philly itself,” he says. ative.” which ponied up support, and The office did not neglect Meanwhile, the well-funded renamed her outfit the Great- homegrown talent, either. DiChicago and Pittsburgh film er Philadelphia Film Office. rector Louis Massiah praises offices were scouting loca- Economic-development its “generous assistance to lotions in their cities for movies grants came from state and cal filmmakers.” Mike set in Philadelphia. regional groups. Balky unions Barnes, vice president of IAT“You could argue there were ready to negotiate. SE, the stagehands union, were people better qualified In 1991, that limbo year, lo- says, “Sharon works as hard than Sharon to run the film cal movie production generat- to bring in a $500,000 movie office,” says Staab. Rendell ed about $2.1 million. In 1993, as a $50 million movie.” thought otherwise. the year after Pinkenson took Among the productions In 1992, Pinkenson ap- over, reeling in The Age of In- that got support: Cheryl Dunproached the mayor. The gal nocence and Philadelphia, it ye’s The Watermelon Woman with the mane of blond curls climbed to $21 million. (1996), Shyamalan’s Wide had been a dental hygienist, Since then, says Pinkenson, Awake (1998), Terry Gilliam’s co-owner of Plage Tahiti bou- the office has brought in 12 Monkeys (1995), Curtis * Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties



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ed that film production accounted for 4,000 jobs in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Sixty-five of them are at Shooters/DIVE, the postproduction company that moved to Philadelphia instead of New York in 2001 after a filmoffice charm offensive. “When Shooters decided to branch out from advertising into film and television production, what got us started was a phone call from Sharon,” president Ray Carballada says. “She told the production company of the TV show Hack that we could process dailies [raw footage]. A guy from L.A. came, saw we had the equipment, and 20 minutes later we had a signed contract.” Demme says that on The Silence of the Lambs (1991), “the help we got in Pittsburgh was top-quality. New York has an excellent film office. But in this business there’s only one Michelangelo, and Sharon’s it. Philadelphia is her canvas. Would she be as great in Topeka? Don’t know.” Today, Pinkenson, 62, celebrates two milestones, the film office’s birthday and the opening of the studio she lobbied for. “Philadelphia always had the locations and crew. We got the tax credits. We got the studio. Now we’ve got the whole enchilada.” Contact movie critic Carrie Rickey at 215-854-5402 or


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For more than 19,000 fugitives, case closed

CASES from A1 them? The answer is no.” The woman attacked in Kensington was astounded by the decision. “How could they erase the case?” Philadelphia judges have she asked after Inquirer reporters withdrawn nearly 21,000 told her the criminal charges had criminal cases against about been withdrawn. “I was a victim. 19,400 defendants from the There were lots of victims. It’s not years 1969 to 1998. right.” The newspaper also located sevTo see whether a defendant eral Philadelphia bail jumpers had a case withdrawn, search around the country and told them by name, year, or crime using their cases had been dismissed. the search tool at “I’m ecstatic,” said Reginald Newkirk, who had been facing two Philadelphia’s staggering drunken-driving charges. Reached number of fugitives was at his current home in Watha, N.C., explored in The Inquirer’s Newkirk was told that the charges investigative series on the city had been withdrawn. “I’m glad to criminal-justice system. hear that.” To read the series, use In Newkirk’s 1991 arrests, police interactive media, and see determined that his blood-alcohol follow-up articles, go to levels were 0.273 and 0.277 percent — almost three times the legal threshold for intoxication at the time. Asked whether he had been drunk at the time, Newkirk, now 61, ing to Scott Burns, executive direcMICHAEL S. WIRTZ / Staff Photographer replied, “More or less.” tor of the National District Attor“How could they erase the case?” asked this woman, who was forced into a sex act at gunpoint 23 years ago. Another fugitive, Alfred Carter, The man she accused, Francisco Sanchez, fled before trial. The charges against him are now dropped. neys Association. who fled in 1989 before he was senWhat sets Philadelphia apart is arrested repeatedly on charges of the sheer scope of its purge — a tenced for a strong-arm robbery, is dealing crack in North Philadelphia reflection of the city’s massive fuginow living in Washington. in the early 1990s. During one ar- tive count. His conviction was set aside in an Charges have been dismissed against about 19,400 people who fled rest, in June 1992, Briscoe was attack in which, he admitted, he left court in about 20,800 cases from 1969 to 1998. Authorities said they had On paper, at least, the dismissals picked up at 2:40 a.m. with 125 vials reduce the city’s swelling fugitive his victim dazed, weeping, and sought to withdraw less serious crimes. Here is a ranking of the 25 most of crack cocaine, police said. bleeding on a sidewalk in West Phil- frequent cases withdrawn, by offense. ranks — a problem that has deeply Briscoe was among more than embarrassed the courts since The adelphia. 1,000 defendants who had multiple Inquirer reported last year that Number Rank/Crime Number “That’s good,” said Carter, 60. Rank/Crime cases dismissed. 1. Drug dealing 3,964 14. Criminal trespassing 208 “I’m glad it’s dropped.” Philadelphia had tied Essex County, ¢ Charges against Franklin N.J., home of Newark, for the na2. Theft 3,553 15. Receiving stolen property 205 With the mass purging, the offiRamirez, now 44, who police said tion’s highest rate of bail jumpers. cials have cut by more than 40 per3. Prostitution/loitering 2,291 16. Unemployment beat a 12-year-old boy with a stick compensation fraud 138 cent Philadelphia’s massive tally of In “Justice: Delayed, Dismissed, 4. Drug possession 1,861 in 1994 after discovering that “a Denied,” published in December, 17. Failure to disperse 132 47,000 fugitives. The Inquirer high5. Simple assault 1,766 chocolate bar in the refrigerator The Inquirer found the fugitive lighted that figure — and the 18. Reckless endangerment 116 6. Driving under was half-eaten.” courts’ dysfunctional bail system — problem to be a consequence of the the influence 1,571 19. Possessing an After police took Ramirez into courts’ broken bail process and its instrument of crime 99 in its investigative project on the 7. Physical harassment 1,109 custody, officers said, he told them overwhelmed unit for catching fugiPhiladelphia courts published last 20. Violation of a court order 90 8. Burglary 853 that when he got out, he would kill tives. The squad has had 55 officers year, titled “Justice: Delayed, Dis21. Criminal mischief 82 9. Car theft 690 the boy. missed, Denied.” to pursue the 47,000 fugitives — 22. Resisting arrest 77 10. Illegal firearms 403 A judge dismissed the assault one officer for every 850 suspects. Dennis Bartlett, executive direc23. Making threats 65 11. Food stamp fraud 339 charge but held Ramirez for trial tor of a trade group for private bail This year, the squad is on track to 24. Indecent assault 62 12. Passing bad checks 298 on charges of threatening the boy. arrest 6,300 fugitives. The Police insurers, called the purging “proba25. Attempted burglary 61 Attempted theft 298 At that point, Ramirez fled. bly the greatest act of general absoDepartment has no unit assigned to When he took off, he was also catching court absconders, as court lution in the history of the city.” Aug. 12 July 13 facing trial on charges of dealing officials have complained. “These perpetrators got away The Two Court Orders order order drugs and stealing a car. Those he with it, basically,” said Bartlett, a In a July 13 court order, D. Webster Keogh, the After abolishing private bail in charges, too, were withdrawn. critic of Philadelphia’s government- administrative judge of Common Pleas Court, the late 1960s because of corrup¢ Sexual-assault charges against tion, the Philadelphia court officials run bail system. “The citizens and Marsha H. Neifield, the president judge of Charles Upshur, who police said as- typically have required defendants should be left breathless that in one Municipal Court, deemed about 300 cases saulted a 5-year-old girl and a to put up only 10 percent of their nd fell swoop, the courts absolved thou- brought between 1969 and 1980 “non-viable and 2-year-old boy while babysitting bail, warning them they will owe sands of people of crimes that they out-of-date.” A second order, dated Aug. 12, them in West Philadelphia in 1989. the remaining 90 percent if they nullified 20,500 cases from 1981 to 1998. committed.” The girl testified at a hearing that flee. But Castille, Williams, top judges, The orders wiped out the original criminal Upshur, then 52, had molested her and court administrators said wip- charges and the bench warrants issued later This has been an empty threat. and the boy. A judge found the girl’s Fugitives now collectively owe ing out old files would enable the by judges when the suspects fled. account credible and held the case $1 billion in forfeited bail. In June, system to focus on more pressing for trial. cases. “It’s just being real,” Willcourt officials finally announced a Upshur, a porter at the Forrest program to pursue this debt but iams said. “None of them were casTheatre, never went to court again. predicted they would recover only es where serious bodily injury was Public records show he eluded cap- a small fraction. caused to somebody. None of them ture for nearly eight years, until his were homicides.” After the Inquirer series, Castille death in 1997 in Cedar Grove, N.C. emerged as a leader of the drive to While the District Attorney’s OfCourt bail records listed a nearby overhaul the Philadelphia courts. fice said it took pains to vet the SOURCES: Court records; Inquirer analysis JOHN TIERNO / Staff Artist town in that state as his last residismissed cases and exclude vioAmong a host of initiatives, the dence before moving to Philadelphia. chief justice responded with rule lent offenses, The Inquirer’s review absolutely understand that victims His Philadelphia ties remained changes giving prosecutors more found that serious cases were dis- would be outraged or upset or Coming Next Sunday strong. missed. hurt.” time to bring cases. He also named The entire time he was on the a panel to study court reforms, inWhen criminals are convicted, The dismissals are not the same Zack Stalberg, the executive dilam, real estate records show, he cluding changes in bail procedures. judges increasingly are as acquittals, but are simply a deci- rector of the Committee of Seventy, owned a house on Upland Street in ordering them to pay their sion not to prosecute by the district a government oversight group, had Yet Castille has long been a skepWest Philadelphia. victims back. But attorney. Judicial approval was re- a different objection. He said the tic about the city’s fugitive problem He had a big family — five daugh- and was a driving force behind the Philadelphia’s criminal-justice quired to dismiss the cases. mass dismissal of cases and warters, three sisters, and a brother — mass amnesty. system lags far behind in On Friday, Joseph McGettigan, rants was a cosmetic attempt to fix in Philadelphia. After his death, he getting the guilty to pay up. Williams’ top aide, said prosecutors a problem rather than an attempt Ironically, the dismissed cases inwas mourned at a church service in clude about 6,000 brought when Read all about it in the would reexamine the serious sexual at real reform. Southwest Philadelphia, according Castille was Philadelphia district atsecond part of Escaping Justice. offenses brought to the office’s at“If you’re the bureaucrat, then to an obituary in the Philadelphia torney 20 years ago. tention by The Inquirer. He said nothing is better than simply wavDaily News that made no mention there was “no question” that they ing the magic wand and making In an analysis he sent late last should not have been withdrawn your problem go away,” Stalberg cent exposure, had their cases of his arrest. year to top Philadelphia court offiHe was buried in Sharon Hill, Del- cials after the Inquirer series, the given the criteria established for said. “But that doesn’t make the dropped. Some faced more serious the mass purge. city any safer or do anything for sexual charges, including those in- aware County. chief justice downplayed the fugi“We certainly would not rule out victims. It’s a bad policy, a real bad volving attacks on children. ¢ Robbery charges against Carter, tive tally. reopening and recharging in these policy.” Among the nearly 21,000 purged who police say stole a purse from a “There is also the matter of apmatters,” McGettigan said. Police Commissioner Charles H. cases were these: woman at a West Philadelphia bus proximately 47,000 bench warrants Without any public announce- Ramsey did not respond to a re- ¢ Indecent-assault charges against stop at 5:10 one morning in 1987. in the court system,” he wrote. ment, D. Webquest left with Douglas Gaines, who police said “I was screaming and shaking “Many of the warrants are for mister Keogh, the his staff for com- molested a 5-year-old girl in 1989. and crying,” the victim testified. nor infractions such as traffic violaadministrative ment. Gaines, now 58 and living in CaliAfter pleading no contest to rob- tions and parking violations.” judge of ComCourt officials fornia, fled after a hearing in which bery, Carter disappeared before he That was not so. According to mon Pleas provided The In- the victim identified him as her at- could be sentenced. court officials, the figure included Court, and Marquirer with a list tacker and used an anatomically Using public records, The Inquir- only criminal defendants. sha H. Neifield, of the dismissed correct doll to demonstrate how he er found Carter in Washington. In a Castille also wrote: “Some of the the president cases, but it had molested her. telephone interview, he said he warrants date back 20 years. I injudge of Municilacked key inforPublic records listed a telephone didn’t recall his crime very well. structed the court leaders to clean pal Court, mation, failing and address for Gaines near Los “It was a bus stop, ’87 or ’86,” he up the mess. Probably half of the deemed about The judges who issued the orders to detail the Angeles. A relative who answered said. “I really don’t remember, to people are dead or have relocat21,000 cases to cancel the cases are Marsha H. charges filed the phone there said she would re- tell you the truth.” ed.” against 19,400 Neifield and D. Webster Keogh. against about lay a message to him. He did not Recently, he noted that PhiladelRoutine act, grand scale defendants “nonone quarter of call back. phia had just begun inputting the viable and out-of-date,” wiping out the defendants. Using other court ¢ Seven drug-dealing cases against Purging old criminal cases is rou- names of court fugitives into the multiple arrests for many. records, the newspaper was eventu- Carlos Briscoe, now 43, who was tine in most jurisdictions, accordSee CASES on A23 While the cases date back to ally able to identify the charges in 1969, all but a handful are clustered those 5,000 incomplete cases. between 1980 and 1998. In all, the paper found, the orders One order, dated July 13, with- withdrew charges against about drew about 300 cases brought be- 4,000 alleged drug dealers and tween 1969 and 1980. The other, dat- 1,900 other defendants charged ed Aug. 12, canceled out 20,500 cas- with drug possession. es. The orders set aside the original About 1,600 defendants charged criminal charges and the bench with drunken driving saw their caswarrants issued later by judges es withdrawn. So did 2,300 accused when the suspects fled. prostitutes. There was no effort to inform vicThe mass purging also voided the tims that the cases were being dis- prosecution of about 5,000 thefts, missed. covering stolen cars and other propThat troubled Mary Achilles, erty crimes, confidence schemes, Pennsylvania’s first victim advo- bad checks, welfare rip-offs, and cate, who was appointed in 1995 to shoplifting. the statewide position. While no cases were dropped “I don’t think it’s a bad policy to against accused murderers and just get rid of cases that are decades three robbers saw their charges old,” she said. “But if they’re not wiped out, the withdrawn cases did telling the victims and they’re go- include defendants arrested for aging to find out that their case is gravated assault and other lesser thrown out, they’re going to feel de- attacks. ceived. They’re going to feel like Among those who got a pass were people gave up on them.” about 900 accused burglars and Carol L. Lavery, the current vic- 400 people charged with carrying tim advocate, agreed. illegal guns. LAURENCE KESTERSON / Staff Photographer “Certainly victims would be outAbout 100 defendants charged Ronald D. Castille, Pennsylvania chief justice (at microphone), and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams raged — absolutely,” Lavery said. “I with sex crimes, many of them inde- (right) had urged the closing of criminal cases and cancellation of fugitive bench warrants for certain offenses.

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An order to ‘clean up the mess’

CASES from A22 FBI’s National Crime Information Center, the national database of wanted criminals. (At a hearing in March stemming from the paper’s series, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, a Pennsylvania Democrat, called the years-long delay in updating NCIC “an enormous problem.”) Castille and prosecutors said it would be a mistake to stock that database with Philadelphians wanted for minor offenses from decades ago. This would force police in other jurisdictions to pointlessly pursue extradition requests should they pick up one of these suspects, they said. Castille suggested that for most defendants, “just having this bench warrant hanging over their heads” had probably kept them on the straight and narrow. “If these people have eluded capture after all these years, they probably have behaved themselves,” he said. “It’s been the equivalent of non-reporting probation.” An Inquirer analysis found that in about 500 of the cases, the suspects were in fact charged with new crimes in Pennsylvania — but police, prosecutors, and court officials failed to realize that they were wanted on bench warrants. Most of those arrests were in Philadelphia. It could not be learned how many of the 19,400 cleared suspects might have faced charges outside Pennsylvania. Williams said Castille was key to pushing for the withdrawals. “That was an item that was very important to the chief justice,” he said. However, Williams said he, too, favored the move, though he said he was not categorically opposed to prosecuting old cases. He pointed out that his office had recently brought a murder case against a 74-yearold man who shot a police officer in 1966. (That case ended in acquittal.) However, Williams said, some cases were simply too old to wake up. “What, we’re going to go get the guy who knocked off the Horn & Hardart’s 20 years ago and bring him to trial so people can see this 78-year-old guy on trial?” he asked.

One victim’s pain

For the victim of the assault in Kensington, the passage of time has done little to assuage her pain. (The Inquirer is withholding her name in line with its policy against identifying victims of sexual attacks.) At Francisco Sanchez’s preliminary hearing on sexual-assault charges years ago, the woman told the judge that she had begged him to stop. As he left, she said, he threatened her life. “ ‘If you call the police or tell anybody,’ ” he said, “ ‘I’m going to kill you.’ ” The judge found the woman’s account credible and ruled that Sanchez, a 46-yearold factory worker, would face a full trial. He also worried aloud that Sanchez might flee. Sanchez’s lawyer told the judge not to fear. “There is no evidence presented that he would flee the jurisdiction,” the lawyer said. “It’s all speculation.” Sanchez took off after that hearing. Through voting records, Inquirer reporters found the woman still living in Kensington, just a few blocks from the house where she allegedly was assaulted. Asked about Sanchez, the woman quietly began to cry. When told that the criminal charges against Sanchez had been dropped, she became even more upset. “It’s terrible. That still bothers me because he escaped from justice. And now they want to clear his record?” she said. “That’s not fair, because the victims, they still hurt. Twenty-five years after, I still think of it.” Contact staff writer Craig R. McCoy at 215-854-4821 or

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Deer in Valley Forge National Historical Park. While officials have been secretive about the timing of the shoots, a neighbor said he heard gunfire in the park Nov. 4.

Valley Forge joins a call to arms DEER from A1 has been secretive about revealing the timing of the shoots, saying only that they would happen between November and March and that the park would be closed off when they occurred. But the shooting evidently has started. A federal judge gave it the go-ahead last month, and on Friday animalrights activists filed an emergency request to stop it. Iconic Valley Forge, one of the nation’s most revered Revolutionary War sites, is the latest battleground in the escalating tensions between whitetailed deer and human beings. But only the latest. The conflicts are raging all over the country along the borders of woods and development, where a species once on the verge of vanishing is now deemed overabundant. One may think deer would prefer wilderness to the vicinity of highways and high-rises. But wildlife specialists say that’s not necessarily so. They hold that creeping urbanization — which has routed predators, inhibited hunting, and provided a herbivore’s smorgasbord of backyard plantings — has been the biggest boon to whitetails since the retreat of the North American ice sheets 10,000 years ago. The fallout from the interspecies encounters includes a harvest of traffic accidents. An estimated 130,000 deer-vehicle collisions occur annually in Pennsylvania and New Jersey — with more than 2,400 human deaths nationwide since 1993, according to insurance experts. November is a particularly perilous time: Deer-vehicle crashes are three times more common than in other months, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute. It is more than coincidence that this also is a peak period for “culls” — in which deer are lured to baited sites and shot by U.S. Department of Agriculture marksmen at night — and controlled hunts, in which the animals have a greater opportunity to escape archers and riflemen. Deer find themselves in the crosshairs this month for the same reason that they so often wander into the paths of

cars: hormonal intoxication. The does are in heat, the bucks driven to distraction. “They’re really not watching the cars,” said Larry Herrighty, assistant fish and wildlife director for New Jersey. “They’re crazed. They’re not thinking straight.” About half of all deer deaths occur in fall, but the survivors do breed. Bucks have multiple partners. They may lack commitment and tenderness, but not zeal. By human standards, the birthrate is extraordinary: Almost every doe that survives the winter has at least one fawn in the spring, sometimes twins or triplets. The deer proliferation has raised other concerns. Ticks commuting on deer are prime suspects in spreading Lyme disease, and the deer appetite for precious residential plantings is legendary. But at Valley Forge, park officials say human health and safety considerations are ancillary; the issue is survival of other species, and the evidence is plentiful. Japanese stilt grass, brilliantly green in spring and gentle underfoot in autumn, sumptuously carpets the forest’s floor. And in the view of Kristina Heister, the park’s natural-resource manager, that carpet is a nightmare, invasive and ubiquitous. It’s thriving because all its competitors, from native wildflowers to young trees, are being devoured by deer. The whitetails don’t eat the stilt grass. The deer, Heister said, are altering the park vista. “People forget what it should look like,” she said. Deer are devouring native plants and crowding out other animals, including rabbits and ground-nesting songbirds — literally eating up those smaller creatures’ houses and homes. That explains why the only bird you’re likely to hear in the park in April is the woodpecker, said Heister’s boss, Deirdre Gibson. When the sharpshooters are done four years from now, officials want to try birth control. Under a 15-year program, with the cost estimated at anywhere from $1.8 million to

$2.9 million, Valley Forge would try to limit the herd by injecting deer with chemical birth-control agents — should one that the National Park Service deems “effective” become available. Otherwise, the park would revert to sharpshooting. Animal-rights groups see the shootings as cold-blooded mass executions, cruel and unnecessary, a betrayal of the “deer-human relationship.” In seeking a court order to halt the shootings late Friday, Friends of Animals and another group — Compassion for Animals, Respect for the Environment — argued that “people visit the park to experience the rare trust these deer have in humans.” They contend that the Park Service gave little more than lip service to alternatives, that it would be better to introduce more coyotes to control the deer herd. Park managers at Valley Forge and elsewhere counter that deer overpopulation near developed areas is an ecological crisis, that they’ve thoroughly examined other strategies, that a coyote appetite also includes dogs and cats, and that the lethal solution is the most efficient and humane one. “We have looked at a full range of reasonable alternatives,” Heister said. “I completely support what they’re doing,” said Bruce Davis, a lawyer who lives in the Glenhardie development that abuts the park and is a popular deer grazing ground. The USDA marksmen’s nighttime culls, along with daytime hunts, have “increased significantly in the past decade and even the past few years,” said Bryon P. Shissler, president of Natural Resource Consultants Inc. Valley Forge is a cull operation; another is under way in Lower Merion. Solebury Township in Bucks County had one a few years back, and one is scheduled for Swarthmore College grounds. The Lower Merion cull is about human lives, said Police Lt. Bernie D’Amour, who runs the program. “It’s not designed to eliminate deer,” he said. “It’s designed to make the township safer.” Shooting began last week, D’Amour said, and has been

In France, a government gap The prime minister resigned ahead of a reshuffling, but no new cabinet was named.

pletely open,” Dominique Paille, spokesman for Sarkozy’s conservative UMP party, said on BFM-TV. It has been widely assumed that the cabinet changes would be announced Monday, By Elaine Ganley but the evening resignation of ASSOCIATED PRESS Fillon and his government PARIS — French Prime Min- raised the possibility of an unister Francois Fillon resigned usual Sunday announcement. Saturday along with his govConstitutional expert Guy ernment ahead of a long- Carcassonne told France-Info planned cabinet reshuffling. radio that the just-resigned The office of President government was still able to Nicolas Sarkozy said in a two- get on with business in line statement the president progress. But “generally … accepted the resignation, one doesn’t leave France with“thus putting an end to Mr. out a prime minister for more Francois Fillon’s functions.” time than is necessary.” The move was a formality Sarkozy said in June that because the prime minister he planned to change the cabimust formally resign before a net once a reform of the pennew government can be in- sion system was adopted. The stalled. The president’s office hotly contested change raissaid there would be no more ing the retirement age from news Saturday, leaving the 60 to 62 became law Wednescountry hanging expectantly day, a day after Sarkozy without a formal government. signed the measure, adopted It is unusual that a new gov- by Parliament on Oct. 27. ernment is not named on the That change triggered weeks same day the prime minister of strikes around France, inresigns, even if he is reinstat- cluding job actions at oil refined in the shuffle, as many ob- eries and depots that put fuelservers believe Fillon may be. starved France on a crisis “I think the president wants footing. a few more hours to reflect. The strikes battered the im… This leaves the game com- age of the conservative

Sarkozy, who has had record low poll ratings despite the broad mandate to make changes he received when elected in 2007. It was assumed that in naming a new government he would try to create a solid base for 2012 presidential elections. He has not yet said whether he would seek a second term. The popularity of Fillon, who has led the government since Sarkozy took office in May 2007, has consistently been several notches above Sarkozy’s despite his dry, businesslike aura. France has had several “mini” cabinet shuffles under Sarkozy, the latest in March. The biggest changes were made in June 2007, a month after the president took office, and were triggered by legislative election defeats. Sarkozy’s popularity has been at a steady low. A poll published Monday gave him a ranking of 35 percent. Fillon had a 48 percent positive ranking in the poll of 952 people by the LH2 firm. No margin of error was available, but it would be plus or minus 3 percentage points for that number polled.

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“highly successful.” The motives are similar in Solebury, Township Manager Dennis H. Carney said. Controlled hunts have occurred in several venues throughout the region, from Ridley Creek State Park in Delaware County to Lorimer Park in Huntingdon Valley. Wharton State Forest, in Burlington County, is a popular hunting ground. Scott Morgan, manager of Lorimer, a bow-shaped parcel along Pennypack Creek, said his hunts started in 2002, at the behest of nearby residents. “I haven’t had one complaint,” he said. The media have even lost interest: “I haven’t had a TV truck here in five years.” Since the hunts began, Morgan said, deer-vehicle collisions in the area have dropped by two-thirds. Overall, in the last two decades, 35 hunts or culls have taken place in Philadelphia and the four neighboring Pennsylvania counties, the Park Service said. To encourage more hunting in deer-populated areas, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has extended hunting seasons and granted more licenses in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh regions, commission spokesman Jerry Feaser said. The result: While overall deer-kill numbers have dropped statewide, they are up in the immediate Philadelphia region, where more than 5,000 deer were killed last year. Incredible as it may seem, at the beginning of the 19th century, the whitetail was nearly extinct as a result of hunting and predation. To increase the herd, the Pennsylvania Game Commission imported 1,200 whitetails from 1906 to 1925. Today, about 20 million whitetails inhabit the United States, according to a Cornell University estimate; in Pennsylvania, hunters killed more than 300,000 last year. At Valley Forge, a green island among highways, houses, and commercial developments, the deer count has soared in the last quarter-century. When Heister arrived to work at Valley Forge in 1992, she recalled, right away she

$200 Cost of shooting one deer $65 Cost of meat processing per deer SOURCE: National Park Service

Average U.S. Cost Per Deer-Vehicle Collision $1,840 in car repair $2,702 in medical costs $125 for towing and police work $50 for carcass removal SOURCE: Federal Highway Administration

Deer-Vehicle Collisions July 1, 2008-June 30, 2009 United States, 1,185,884 Pennsylvania, 105,843 New Jersey, 34,388

Deer Collisions Per Vehicle United States, 1 per 209 Pennsylvania, 1 per 94 New Jersey, 1 per 182 SOURCE: State Farm The Philadelphia Inquirer

saw a distinct “browse line” along the trees, about six feet above the ground, or roughly the distance from a deer’s hoof to its lips. Now, she said, “everything from six feet down is completely gone.” Heister defended the park’s deer strategy. “This plan is about restoring and protecting native plant communities,” she said, adding that she bore no animosity toward deer. “I didn’t get into this because I hate wildlife,” Heister said. “I love wildlife.” Jeffrey Houdret, who lives close to the park on Richards Road, said he did not share some of his neighbors’ enthusiasm for the park’s plan. On the night of Nov. 4, as he was walking his Yorkshire terriers, he noticed that the covers had been removed from detour signs posted along park roads, and he heard what sounded like gunfire. The killings make him uneasy, he said. Nevertheless, he is sympathetic to the park’s situation. “I just hate killing them,” said Houdret. “They’re wonderful animals. But, boy, there are a lot of them.” Contact staff writer Anthony R. Wood at 610-313-8210 or



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Slain wildlife officer mourned

Program from Norway prizes peace

David L. Grove, 31, was dogged in his pursuit of poachers but also tried to teach, a friend said. By Amy Worden


ED HILLE / Staff Photographer

Students at Pennbrook Middle School in Upper Gwynedd listen to a presentation on bullying. John Halligan of Vermont, whose son committed

suicide after being bullied, praised the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, which has had success there and at other schools in the region.

Rising up to stop bullying By Dan Hardy


Scott Arnold’s daughter, a seventh grader, had been subjected to taunting and name calling last spring and earlier this fall by a boy on her school bus in Montgomery County. Arnold had already started to talk to the boy’s parents when new allies unexpectedly emerged. One day last month, the girl came home from school and told him that four students on the bus had come up to her after school and “apologized for not helping out until then,” Arnold recalled. “She was thrilled. I was thrilled,” he said. The bullying has stopped. It was a small victory in a big battle. The students got involved because a popular, internationally

Pennbrook counselor Jesse Clancy and students discuss bullying. The

Olweus program stresses bystander action and schoolwide training.

used anti-bullying program had been introduced that day at the North Penn School District’s Pennbrook Middle School in Upper Gwynedd. The children were being taught that bystanders who witness bullying should help the victim. That’s a key principle of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, used by dozens of schools in the Philadelphia area and hundreds throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Many schools say it has made a difference. The Clementon School District’s elementary school reported a “drastic change” after it launched an Olweus program. “Our numbers were reduced,” said Lynn Marcus, the school principal and district superintendent. Started in Norway in the 1970s, See BULLYING on B2

Brothers Boyle: Outsiders now on the inside As a rowhouse kid in Olney, Kevin Boyle begged for bunk beds in the room he shared with his older brother, Brendan. But their mother rejected the request, terrified her boys would fall and get hurt. Imagine, then, the fear consuming Eileen Boyle now that both of her sons are swimming the treacherous waters of Pennsylvania politics. Democratic State Rep. Brendan Boyle, 33, got smacked around the polls twice before convincing voters in 2008 that he was a reformer the legislature needed. Fellow Democrat Kevin Boyle, 30, just ousted former House Speaker John Perzel, a victory made sweeter since Kevin had been shunned by the political machine. Come January, the Brothers Boyle will make history as the first siblings to serve simultaneously in the Pennsylvania House. (A state archivist confirmed the feat, noting that the Costa family has one brother in the House and one in the Senate.) The Boyles are as excited as their foes are unmoved. Political insiders hate nothing more than ambitious upstarts who bust down the door and invite other unsancSee BROTHERS on B6

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JULIETTE LYNCH / Staff Photographer

Philadelphia’s Kevin and Brendan Boyle (right) will make history as

the first siblings to serve simultaneously in the Pennsylvania House.

Evans fights power shift


A westerner vies for his House Appropriations post.

A wife still inspires her husband of 68 years despite illness. Kevin

By Angela Couloumbis and Tracie Mauriello HARRISBURG BUREAU

HARRISBURG — The West is getting the upper hand. Pennsylvania’s governor-elect, the two highest-ranking Republican House members, and the Senate president now hail from the state’s western half. And a contentious House Democratic caucus leadership election Tuesday could wrench even more power from the Philadelphia region. Rep. Dwight Evans is facing a serious challenge as the ranking Democrat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, a position he has held for two decades. The long-serving Philadelphian has become the prime target in what is shaping

FAIRFIELD, Pa. — When Tom Stoner thinks about his friend David L. Grove, the state wildlife conservation officer fatally shot on patrol a few miles from here Thursday night, the stories come spilling out. He recounts how Grove, 31, once found two young boys illegally using bait to hunt deer in his territory 50 miles west of Harrisburg. He apprehended them and then tracked down their father. “The father was teaching the kids to break the law,” Stoner said. “David recognized Grove is that. He used a the first commonsense approach and Pa. game got the guy reofficer sponsible.” Grove wasn’t killed in afraid to prosecute people, the line of but he tried to duty since educate them, too, said Ston- 1915. er, who had shared his 180-acre hunting ground in western Adams County with Grove for the last three years. Stoner dropped into a chair Saturday at the Fairfield Inn across the street from where Grove once lived, disturbed about losing his friend, shaking his head and calling the crime “useless” and Grove’s death “senseless.” Police say Grove, a Pennsylvania State University graduate deputized as a conservation officer in 2008, was shot in the head by Christopher L. Johnson, 27, of Fairfield, during a nighttime altercation over illegal deer hunting. Johnson is held in the Adams County jail, charged with first-degree murder. Grove is being remembered as the first conservation officer slain in Pennsylvania in the line of duty since 1915. Gerald Feaser, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, said that the funeral would be Sunday in Waynesboro and that conservation officer delegations from almost every state were expected See OFFICER on B5

up as a revolt against the Democratic old guard by a number of rank-and-file legislators. They are angry at their crushing losses this month at the polls, where they lost their majority in the House. And they believe their Rep. Dwight leaders don’t play fair. Evans has held Evans has become post for years. the symbol of their discontent. “Maybe we’re at a point here in time where a new broom will sweep clean,” said Rep. See EVANS on B7

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Riordan, B2. Obituary:

Yvonne Patterson, 100, a dancer for Balanchine and a ballet teacher. B14.

A guide to health issues now being faced by the baby boomer generation and a look at how some are being resolved.

Robbery at SugarHouse defeated tight security By Allison Steele


With 24-hour security patrols inside and out, a state police outpost, regular checks from city officers, and more than 500 surveillance cameras, SugarHouse Casino might be one of the most thoroughly policed areas in the city. And when three women were robbed by two men at gunpoint early Friday in the parking lot on their way into the casino, SugarHouse officials said, a security vehicle was patrolling nearby. The robbery, the first reported at SugarHouse’s 45,000-square-foot

property on the Delaware River since it opened in September, according to police, happened quickly — possibly in less than a minute, said Anthony DiLacqua, the casino’s head of security. By the time security officials arrived, the robbers had fled in a silver Pontiac. Though the robbery was captured on video, no arrests had been made. “This was a horrible thing to happen, and we’re very upset,” said DiLacqua, a former chief inspector with city police. “Our goal is to provide the safest environment possible for our guests, See CASINO on B4

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Program helping schools in region reduce bullying APRIL SAUL / Staff Photographer

Martha and Donald R. Fletcher of Voorhees have been married for 68 years. As

she struggles with Alzheimer’s, he continues to chronicle their lives together.

As wife’s memory fails, his memoir recaptures what they have shared

Donald R. Fletcher remembers the raspberry dress Martha Bradway wore on their first date in 1940. “She was captivating,” he writes in his memoir, Turnings. “Lively, laughing, tossing her brown curls.” Fletcher, the son of Presbyterian missionaries, married Bradway, a Methodist minister’s daughter, on May 19, 1942. Sixty-eight years later, Don and Martha welcome me to the Lions Gate retirement community in Voorhees, where their apartment holds a tasteful abundance of books, music, artwork, family photos, and mementos of their welllived life. Now they also share a burden: Martha, 88, has Alzheimer’s. She and I meet briefly (her smile is vague, but bright) before she leaves with a daytime caregiver. Don handles nights. “The other evening was the first time she didn’t know me, and, oh, that was tough,” Don says. “I said, ‘Do you know who this is? Do you know me?’ ” An ordained clergyman, he wears a violet shirt (“for Alzheimer’s awareness”) and is gentlemanly, erudite — and strikingly vigorous for 91. He says Martha’s confusion “comes and goes … which is the way with this illness. Mostly, she does know me.” Martha may no longer be a church musician or a music teacher, but she’s still a mother of six, a grandmother of nine, and a soul mate. She’s the “inspiration in all that we have shared,” Don writes in Turnings, one of four books he has self-published in recent years. Subtitled Lyric Poems Along a Road, the memoir describes his childhood in Korea and his student days at Princeton in the 1930s and 1940s. Martha was studying at the nearby Westminster Choir College; they attended a choral performance on their first date. A few months later, sitting together on a Princeton porch, Don and Martha recognized their shared destiny. “I have found her, or rather … in the mystery of God’s love, she has been given to me,” he wrote in a Nov. 12, 1940, letter to his parents. The author, who earned degrees in English and theology at Prince-

ton, writes prose and poetry with equal grace. The personal, professional, and spiritual journey he describes in Turnings is enriched by selections from 70 years of his verse. The poems are about God, the sea, his children — and, of course, his Martha. In a 1968 reflection on their collegiate romance, he writes, “I’ll take such mellow sweetness as you are / And leave the fragile fragrance of that spring / To blow its faint regret from long ago.” As their family grew — eventually to three boys and three girls — Don and Martha did missionary work in South America. Don pastored a new congregation in Chile and was an administrator for the Presbyterian church in Mexico and the Caribbean. He served briefly in postrevolutionary Cuba, as well as in Mississippi during the violent “Freedom Summer.” By the late 1960s, the Fletchers had moved to Cherry Hill and had begun teaching in the township high schools, Don at West and Martha at East. As their children began having families of their own, they eventually retired. Unexpectedly, their middle son, Alan, came out to his parents as a gay man. In Turnings, Don describes leading a 1998 church service at which “our son and his partner came to stand in front of me, to pledge themselves to one another. … It was exhilarating … and deeply moving.” Perhaps a dozen years ago, Don began to notice changes in Martha, subtle and isolated at first, then less so. “There was memory confusion, and then she increasingly had a lot of trouble with language, with finding words,” he recalls. Martha suffered a major setback recently when she fell and broke a hip. She has recovered physically, and they’re able to eat together in the Lions Gate dining room. “But now,” Don says, “it’s almost impossible to have a conversation with her.” Asked how he’s coping, Don reads a poem titled “Evening,” written at Martha’s bedside in June. It begins: So we’ll talk no more, my love; The moon is almost down. Few words are left; none to express What we have shared of loveliness. He writes that while he reaches Martha “less and less,” he keeps faith that “we will talk again … in God’s harmony.” Contact Kevin Riordan at 856-779-3845 or

BULLYING from B1 the Olweus (pronounced Ol-VEYus) program is a comprehensive, schoolwide approach, backed up by studies that show it is effective when thoroughly implemented. Its key components are: 8 Training the entire school staff, all students, and parents to recognize and intervene in bullying. 8 Surveying students anonymously to find out where and how bullying is occurring. 8 Establishing rules and consequences, a reporting system, and enforcement. 8 Conducting frequent classroom discussions of bullying and building positive relationships among students. A nonprofit associated with Clemson University oversees the program’s dissemination, and a Minnesota company sells the program materials. The start-up cost for a middle school with 1,000 students, for example, is between $12,000 and $17,000; most expenses are onetime. A recent spate of widely publicized news reports on suicides attributed to bullying has splashed the issue into the headlines. Pennsylvania and New Jersey require that school districts have antibullying policies and name a person to whom complaints can be made. But while policies and publicity can help somewhat, experts say the numbers go down significantly only when schools put in place consistent, well-organized, long-term programs. And those numbers are daunting. In Olweus surveys of more than half a million children, 17 percent of students after second grade were bullied two or three times a month or more for several months running. When Pennbrook Middle School introduced its anti-bullying campaign last month, lectures and classroom activities drove home the points that would later be reinforced regularly in the classrooms. Vermont resident John Halligan talked about the suicide of his 13-year-old son, who had been bullied for years. Halligan said that, in his view, physically confronting bullies or holding conflict-resolution discussions didn’t work. He emphasized that students who observe but do not participate in bullying can stop it by standing up for the victim. Later, the students played a game aimed at building closer ties. They worked together to get from the deck of a “sinking ship” to “lifeboats.” Another exercise, in which students had to guess which of three statements by each classmate was false — as in “I laugh easily, I am a nerd, and I play the violin” — also helped the students bond. “We know, and research backs this up, that children who know each other well are less likely to make fun of each other and to bully or harass” others, said Nicole Yetter, a district high school guidance counselor. The effect was immediate. Seventh grader Jeremy Pulver told his homeroom classmates that usually “all we do is think about ourselves. We don’t think about kids we’re not friends with.” After a nighttime parent meeting, Crystal Weathers, the mother of an eighth grader, said that in other districts “you would get a piece of paper that says, ‘No tolerance.’ Then you say there’s a problem, and they say, ‘There’s nothing we can do.’ ”

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Kenedy Paproksi, a Pennbrook Middle School seventh grader, listens to

a discussion on bullying. Students also took part in bonding exercises.

John Halligan, who lost his son, speaks at Pennbrook. He stressed that students who observe but do not participate in bullying can stop it by standing up for the victim. She added: “This is different.” Implementing the Olweus program goes far beyond one day of activities. The whole school, from the administration to the lunch aides, receives anti-bullying training. At weekly meetings, students talk about how they are treating one another and take part in friendshipbuilding activities. A reporting system is put in place, and all reports are followed up on. Parents are notified if their child might be involved and are included in educational events. The North Penn district, which has rolled out the program in its schools over several years, has more students reporting bullying, more adults getting involved, and more bystanders intervening, Yetter said. Other area districts using the Olweus program say they see less bullying. The Philadelphia School District was an Olweus pioneer, starting programs in 12 schools in the 2001 and 2002 school years, as an outgrowth of a community initiative to fight gun violence. A 2007 study found that where the program was wellimplemented, bullying and overall violence went down. This year, anti-bullying programs have begun in 130 kindergartenthrough-eighth-grade schools, with hopes of taking the initiative districtwide by June. Ericka Washington, the district’s deputy of attendance and truancy, said the new undertaking included many hallmarks of the Olweus program, including weekly classroom time for antiviolence discussions and activities to promote a positive school culture. Some critics say the Olweus pro-

gram is not effective in urban districts, where parents might not be as supportive of anti-bullying measures and where violence can be more pervasive. “There are people everywhere who say that bullying is OK — that kids will be kids,” Washington said. “It’s not a city thing or a suburban thing — it’s a cultural thing.” Merle Horowitz, superintendent of Marple Newtown’s district, which uses Olweus in several schools, said it was working. “My greatest pride is when students recognize the role of the bystander — that it’s not OK to just watch,” she said. Radnor Middle School investigates every report within 24 hours, vice principal Toby Albanese said, adding, “We have to do that to build confidence.” The Radnor and Marple Newtown middle schools put bullyingreport forms on their websites so students and parents can report problems easily and anonymously. In Montgomery County’s Springfield School District, the Olweus program, begun in 2008, was extended this fall to the elementary and middle school buses. Drivers have been trained in how to deal with problems. District transportation director Wayne Johnston said drivers had always reported misconduct on buses. “The big difference is that now the kids are empowered to talk to the bus drivers about things they don’t see.” Driver Jeanne Williams said she liked the Olweus training. The experience, she said, “made me more a part of the school community.” Stuart Green, a medical educator who is the founder of the New Jersey Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention, said he was glad to see more attention paid to bullying. But he warned that “attitudes are really more important than the program you bring in, especially the attitude of the principal and buy-in from the staff.” The result, Green said, “depends on the level of ongoing commitment. It can’t just be the flavor of the year.” Contact staff writer Dan Hardy at 610-313-8134 or

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National study finds bullying is pervasive By all accounts, bullying is pervasive in U.S. schools. A 2007 national survey of Department of Justice statistics reported that 32 percent of students ages 12 to 18 had been bullied during the school year. More bullying takes place in the lower grades, with about one in four third graders victimized; by 12th grade, that rate is cut by at least half, according to Olweus Bullying Prevention Program surveys. Cyber-bullying deserves special attention, experts say, because it can be exceptionally vicious. Michael Klein’s “INQlings’ column does not appear this Sunday.

A 2009 New Jersey Education Department survey indicated that 17 percent of high school students had been bullied during the previous 12 months through e-mail, chat rooms, instant messaging, websites, or text messaging. Bullies made up about 10 percent of all students surveyed by Olweus programs, with boys outnumbering girls. Three or 4 percent of students were both bullied and bullied others. In a Pennsylvania Center for Safe Schools study of frequently bullied students, 13 percent reported being bullied at least once a week over several months. In New Jersey, when students were asked if they had been bullied on school property within the last school year, 21 percent said yes. — Dan Hardy

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Expansion plan for airport has neighborhood in arms Tinicum’s Lester section would lose houses and businesses to Phila. International.

group’s standing-room-only meeting at the township building, directly across from Colonial Airport Parking. The FAA says the airport is contributing to flight delays all over the country and needs a major fix. The plan By Anthony R. Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITER would add a runway near the Having Philadelphia Inter- Delaware River and expand national Airport next door the terminal complex. has made the Lester neighborIt also could mean losses of hood of Tinicum Township, $2 million in revenue for the Delaware County, a peaceful Interboro School District and place in the experience of $283,000 in real estate taxes Hank Hox, who has lived for Delaware County, the closthere for 25 years. ing of Hog Island Road and Roaring jets tend to quell Sunoco’s Hog Island Wharf, potentially heated discus- and the loss of 82 acres of sions. “I can’t argue with you wetlands. with a plane going over,” said The FAA says the expanHox, 69, “so I would shut up, sion would be an important and that would give me a boost for the entire economy. chance to think.” McCann countered that it But now, his peaceful neigh- would be a boon for Philadelborhood is in a loud dispute phia but not for Tinicum or with the airport and finds it- the rest of Delaware County. self in a fight for its life. He suggested that the city Under the Federal Aviation could look at Eastwick or Administration’s plans to ex- Northeast Airport for more pand the airport, his house is space. one of 72 that would be demolWith their industrial base ished. The township would long gone, eastern Delaware lose 80 businesses, and tax County towns historically generators would be replaced have had some of the highest with a fresh supply of tax-ex- effective tax rates — the annuempt property. A final deci- al property-tax bill as a persion is due next month. centage of market value — in “It’s just a shameless pil- the region and the country. lage and encroachment into McCann said he was frusour community,” Dave Mc- trated that many people Cann, head of Residents viewed the dispute as provinAgainst Airport Expansion in cial, although the county did Delco, said Saturday at the join an unsuccessful suit

against the plan. He said even some Tinicum residents outside Lester had expressed no interest. He said that the expansion would affect towns all over the county and that airport-community relations were a nationwide issue. “We’re not alone,” agreed Thomas J. Giancristoforo, president of the township Board of Commissioners. “People have been living with airport torture a long time.” McCann asked the 75 who showed up — most of them Lester residents — to volunteer to organize opposition. “This is like a cancer,” said Hox’s wife, Donna. “We’re not going to sit back and let them take us without a fight.” Glen Waldeck, speaking for his wife, Dee, the group’s founder, who did not attend, suggested a beef-and-beer fund-raiser and said he and fellow musicians would do their part. “I play in a band,” he said, putting aside notes he had written on a music score sheet. “They don’t know it yet, but we’re volunteering.”

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Court upholds $20 million award for 2001 death during liposuction By Jeff Shields

culate additional damages based on delay by the defenAn appeals court has af- dants. firmed a jury’s award of more It was not clear whether than $20 million to the family the defendants would appeal of 18-year-old Amy Fledder- to the state Supreme Court. man, the Pennsylvania State Dean F. Murtagh, attorney University freshman from for Glunk, said Saturday Delaware County who died as night that he was trying ana result of a liposuction opera- other case and had not yet tion in 2001. read the opinion or consultA three-judge panel of Penn- ed with his client. An attorsylvania Superior Court ney for Edward J. DeStefound Friday that the Phila- fano, the nurse anesthetist delphia Court of Common who assisted Glunk, could Pleas did not err on multiple not be reached for comment. fronts, as challenged on apSlade H. McLaughlin, atpeal by Richard P. Glunk, a torney for the Fleddermans, King of Prussia plastic sur- said, “I was very pleased, geon whose liability included and so were the Fledder$15 million in punitive damag- mans.” es after a five-week trial in The appeals court ruled 2008. that the jury had been corFledderman, of Newtown rect in awarding $2 million Square, died on May 25, 2001, in damages to Fledderman’s two days after she suffered mother, Colleen, for the emocomplications during surgery tional distress of standing at Glunk’s office to remove by helpless as Glunk refused fat from her stomach and to send her daughter to a chin. hospital over a period of 21/2 Glunk and the nurse who hours. The court also agreed assisted him lost their appeal that evidence that Glunk’s faon all fronts. The appeals cility had not been properly court did reverse the lower licensed had been properly court in one aspect, sought by introduced. the Fleddermans — that the It also held that the $15 court should be asked to cal- million in punitive damages INQUIRER STAFF WRITER


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CASINO from B1 much like that’s the goal of the Philadelphia Police Department in the city.” The SugarHouse security team is considering how safety at the casino can be improved, DiLacqua said. But the patrons at SugarHouse — the casino drew more than 200,000 in its first month — are already being monitored by many eyes. DiLacqua would not say how many security officers worked at the casino, but he said that in addition to that force and the state police, officers from Fishtown’s 26th Police District often stopped by on patrol. Gaming officials and state police troopers patrol the casino floor on occasion, and at least one security vehicle circles the parking lot at all hours. The 500-plus surveillance cameras inside and outside the casino are pointed at almost every inch of the property, he said. “We think the footprint here is fairly well covered,” DiLacqua said. “But there’s been crime in Philadelphia before SugarHouse was built, and there’s been crime on Delaware Avenue before SugarHouse was built.” Before Friday’s robbery, police had received three reports of crime at SugarHouse since the casino’s Sept. 23 opening: two reports of theft from cars in the parking lot, and one of a broken car window.

About 1 a.m. Friday, the three women, ages 29, 30, and 32, arrived in the parking lot and were approached by two men who demanded money. One of the women was pistol-whipped, and the men took $340 and credit cards. Last month, a 26-year-old man who had won about $2,000 at SugarHouse was pistolwhipped near his Cinnaminson home after leaving the casino. Police say they believe he was followed by two men who overheard him discussing his winnings and then tried to rob him. The assailants got nothing; the man wrestled one to the ground, and another tripped over his baggy pants, police said. Heated debate greeted SugarHouse’s opening on the river in Fishtown. Supporters have said Philadelphia’s first legal gambling establishment will bring jobs and cash to the area and increase business at nearby restaurants such as Darling’s Diner, which recently expanded to 24-hour service to accommodate the casino crowd. Community groups have argued that the casino will bring traffic and crime to the area, and they have expressed doubt that the casino’s economic benefits will outweigh the negatives. SugarHouse emerged from the debate with the stated

goal of being a good neighbor. The casino has since donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Penn Treaty Special Services District, a group created to distribute casino money to local organizations. SugarHouse’s scheduled expansion in 2012 will mean $1 million annually to the group, casino officials have said. Part of SugarHouse’s commitment to positive neighbor relations, DiLacqua has said, is ensuring that the casino does not become a drain on the city’s already strained police force. That means keeping crime down at the casino via SugarHouse’s own security. The local organization Casino-Free Philadelphia has volunteered additional manpower by organizing several town watch patrols in the area, including one set for Saturday. Tom Hajdo, a spokesman for the group, said Friday’s robbery was the type of crime the organization had feared the casino would bring. The majority of SugarHouse’s cameras are there to catch cheating and employee theft. “Casinos create opportunities for crime,” he said. “As long as it’s here, we’re going to keep seeing these types of problems.” Contact staff writer Allison Steele at 215-854-2641 or

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BROTHERS from B1 tioned idealists to follow. “Unfortunately, in Philadelphia’s political culture, if you’re young, educated, and want to work hard, you’re seen as a threat,” Brendan says. “That discourages people. We, as a city, pay a price for that.”

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They grew up at Third and Champlost Streets, the sons of Irish immigrants who gained union cards but never lost their brogue. Francis Boyle works in maintenance for SEPTA; Eileen is a crossing guard. The brothers cite their education at Cardinal Dougherty High with pushing them to imagine the unimaginable. “If I had gone to Olney High,” says Kevin, a charter school proponent, “I wouldn’t be here today.” Brendan turned down a full ride to La Salle for Notre Dame, his only regret being that “I’m still paying off my loans.” Kevin pleased his folks by going to La Salle, “just 1.8 miles from home.” In 2002, the brothers became roommates again, in grad school at Harvard — Brendan studying public policy, Kevin education policy. There, in a sweltering third-

floor apartment, they talked about how cool it would be to replicate Georgia’s vaunted HOPE scholarship program as a way to help smart Pennsylvanians attend college in Pennsylvania. “Good ideas are meaningless,” Kevin thought, “if you don’t have anybody to go to bat for them.”

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In 2004, Brendan took on Republican incumbent George Kenney in the 170th Legislative District, which stretches from Bustleton to Abington in Montgomery County. “I didn’t know who the ward leaders were, so I got a pamphlet from the Committee of Seventy and started calling,” Brendan recalls. “One of them asked, ‘Whose candidate are you?’ I said, ‘I guess my mom’s.’ ” “No one knew who we were. No one thought we could win. That was actually a benefit. We built our own campaign, made our own name.” In February, Kevin quit his job for City Council to make his own run in the 172d District. His motivation? Disgust that Perzel presumed he’d be reelected after being indicted.

But Democrats long ago ceded Northeast Philly to the GOP. As Kevin gained traction, his own party withdrew its endorsement, wiping his name from sample ballots. “They tried to punish us for not being beholden,” Kevin laments. “But my best ward was a ward where I wasn’t on the ballot.” “Voters,” Brendan chimes in, “are much smarter than [the political machine] gives them credit for.” As we talk in the food court at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue — a far cry from the seeand-be-seen Palm — neither Boyle seems focused on popularity or power. They may even share offices to save taxpayers money and plot shared crusades like the scholarship program they hope to leave as their legacy. Since the neighboring legislators are practically each other’s constituents, the brothers vow to keep an eye on each other. Thanks to gerrymandering, Kevin says with a laugh, “my neighbor’s backyard is in Brendan’s district.” Reach me at or 215-854-4670. Visit my web page and connect on Facebook and Twitter at

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Continued from B1 Michael H. O’Brien of Philadelphia, who said he would not support Evans on Tuesday. “So let’s retool ourselves and get back in the game.” Evans is calling the challenge a personal vendetta by a few legislators with an ax to grind. “This is not about policy. It’s not about what’s good for the caucus. It’s not about what is good for Pennsylvanians,” Evans spokeswoman Johnna Pro said. “This is an internal caucus battle instigated by a couple of angry, petty members who are trying to foment dissent.” Tuesday’s Democratic leadership elections will also decide the next House minority leader — widely expected to be Frank Dermody of Allegheny County — as well as such lesser titles as caucus chair. Dan Frankel of Allegheny County is challenging Philadelphia’s Mark Cohen for that post. But all eyes are on the contest for the Appropriations Committee. Evans is being challenged by Rep. Joe Markosek of Allegheny County, the House Transportation Committee chairman. The winner will be the equivalent of a minority chairman, and will take a backseat to Rep. William Adolph (R., Delaware), who will head the committee and control its agenda. Tuesday’s election will play out behind closed doors, and votes are by secret ballot. Neither side is making predictions. But the threat to Evans is serious enough that he has been calling caucus members to shore up votes, and allies including Mayor Nutter are mounting an aggressive campaign over the next two days to keep him in power. “He is a critical leader in Pennsylvania,” Nutter said. Evans’ aggressive advocacy for public education, public transit, and the arts benefits all Pennsylvanians, the mayor said, but Philadelphians, in particular, cannot afford to lose him. “Virtually every positive thing that has happened in Philadelphia that has come from the state is a result of his direct, personal input,” Nutter said. The discussion started on election night at a gathering of the city’s leading black politicians in Evans’ district, Nutter said. “We were anticipating that somebody might take a shot, and we wanted to be prepared for it,” he said. Evans is on the outs with some members because they believe he was the master puppeteer behind an edict to cancel a House voting session this week in order to prevent a vote on a bill that contains a provision Evans doesn’t like. That provision, a brainchild of GOP legislators, would create an Independent Fiscal Office to scrutinize the administration’s revenue estimates and reports. Republicans have repeatedly complained that those figures get skewed by politics. Evans, by some accounts, saw the proposed office as infringing on his committee’s powers. In the end, other House leaders buckled to pressure from members and called them back to vote Monday. But the spat left Evans vulnerable. And it brought to the surface other complaints that House Democrats have had against their old leadership team, including how the controversial special-project grants nicknamed WAMs —


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Five days a week, Steve Dasher leaves his home in Northeast Philadelphia for a two-hour bus ride to his sales job at the Cherry Hill Car Wash on Route 70. He has shopped for apartments near the car wash, but Dasher said he would have to spend at least half his income — $10 an hour plus commissions — on rent to live there. Like many companies in Cherry Hill, Dasher’s employer paid into the township’s affordable-housing trust fund as a condition of receiving a building permit and certificate of occupancy. But for years, the wealthy suburb hasn’t used any of the money to make more affordable housing available. The little spent recently from the account, which has more than $2 million, instead went toward administrative expenses, records show. Across New Jersey, one of the least-affordable states in the nation, towns are sitting on a total of $263 million in affordable-housing money paid by fees on developers. An Inquirer review of state records identified more than 50 towns that, like Cherry Hill, have failed since at least 2005 to spend money from their trust funds on affordable housing. Some used money for administrative fees; others spent nothing at all. Cherry Hill officials said that they had submitted spending plans to the court that oversees their housing obligations, but that the plans hadn’t been approved. Nearby Gloucester Township rapidly amassed nearly $1 million in recent years, but only this year did it commit to spending it. State leaders and housing advocates worry that money

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TRENTON — State officials have confirmed that Susan Bass Levin, a former head of the Department of Community Affairs who served four years as mayor of Cherry Hill, quit her part-time government job on the day she qualified for a state pension. The Record of Hackensack reported Saturday that Levin, president and chief executive officer of the Cooper Foundation, the fund-raising arm of Cooper University Hospital in Camden, retired from the state’s Local Finance Board on Nov. 1. That was the day she reached 25 years of state government employment, entitling her to early retirement and lifetime health benefits. State treasury officials told the Record that Levin, 58, will start collecting monthly pension checks Dec. 1 for her maximum benefit of $5,312.11. The calculation was based on her three highest-paid years as a state employee — when she was community affairs commissioner — for an average $139,774.15. Levin, a lawyer who also served as deputy commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, did not respond Saturday to a telephone message left at her home. The Local Finance Board, part of the Department of Community Affairs, oversees municipal and county spending. It was not clear when, or if, Gov. Christie would name a replacement for Levin. Then-Gov. Jon S. Corzine named Levin to the board, which pays commissioners about $12,000 plus benefits to attend 15 to 18 meetings a year. That allowed her to stay in the state’s health and pension system. Levin became community affairs commissioner in January 2002 after then-Gov. Jim McGreevey appointed her. She left in July 2005 to join Corzine’s gubernatorial campaign, then returned as commissioner after Corzine’s inauguration the next January. He appointed her to the Port Authority post in May 2007. Levin left the authority, whose health and retirement systems are separate from the state’s, last year to take the position at Cooper.

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HOUSING from B9 might need that housing?” asked Reilly, MEND’s president. “No, and that’s the tragedy in this situation. … People are sitting out there on MEND’s waiting list and lots of other waiting lists around the state, and the housing is not being produced.” Using money from Medford’s housing trust fund and other sources, Reilly’s organization recently opened a 36-unit senior-housing development that had drawn five applicants for every opening. One of the successful ones was 85-year-old Doris Heintz. A recent widow, Heintz said that she wanted to stay where she had raised a family, but that it had become too expensive. “I just think I’m very lucky to be in a place like this,” Heintz said of her new home. Single mother Rachel Teehan, 23, had a harder time finding affordable housing this year. She scoured the Mercer County suburbs, but on her salary of almost $13 an hour as a customer-service rep, Teehan could afford to live only in Trenton with her two sons. “From what I heard,” she said, “the waiting list was just really long, and what I needed was something fast.” As the push to change New Jersey’s affordable-housing system has intensified this year, housing advocates have pressed the need for low-cost homes near hubs for jobs and mass transit. They note that people who can afford to live near their jobs save time and money on commutes. People, in other words, like Dasher, a 42-year-old single man who earned $32,000 last year. He estimates he would have to spend half his pay on rent if he moved to Cherry Hill, where he would like to live so he could knock his twohour commute each way down to a walk of a couple of minutes. Housing experts say people should not spend more than one-third of their income on rent, a threshold that Dasher meets by splitting the cost with a housemate in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia. Kevin Walsh of the Fair Share Housing Center in New Jersey accused Cherry Hill of having a long history of dragging its feet to provide afford-

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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Garden State Parkway’s infamous Cape May County traffic lights, the scourge of Shore-bound drivers for generations, are headed toward their final summers. Work will begin in late 2011 to remove the signals, the only ones on the 173-mile toll road, according to a spokesman for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which operates the parkway. The lights at Exits 9, 10, and 11 existed at intersections in the Cape May Court House section of Middle Township before the parkway’s debut in 1955. Encountering them for the first time, many are incredulous. “I was like, ‘Oh, my God! What are lights doing on the parkway?’ It was a scream,” said Sandra Berkowitz of Glen Ridge, Essex County, recalling her trip to the Shore as a newly licensed 17-yearold. Now 58, with a vacation home in Stone Harbor, Berkowitz has spent her

spend $100 million to remove the lights in the 21 / 2-mile stretch, Feeney said. Overpasses will speed traffic past share of time in summer traf- now-congested areas near the fic jams caused by the Cape May County Zoo and lights. Backups of more than county office complex (Exit a mile are not uncommon, 11), the causeway to Stone usually in the southbound Harbor and Cape May Court lanes. House (Exits 10A and 10B), “After all these years, I and the intersection at Shellguess I’m just used to them,” bay Avenue (Exit 9). Berkowitz said. “I try to plan The project is in the adwhen I come and go around vanced design stage, Feeney the lights, but I’ll still be glad said. Construction is expectwhen they’re gone.” ed to last about two years, The lights were installed with a ribbon-cutting by the in the 1940s on a newly built end of 2013, he said. bypass to Route 9, which Some locals fear that roadruns through the center of work disruptions will make Cape May Court House. The things worse for drivers bestate highway commission fore they get better. The autook over that artery when thority hopes to minimize the the parkway was built, ac- pain, Feeney said. cording to Tom Feeney, a The current number of spokesman for the Turnpike lanes will remain open Authority. throughout the project, he The parkway incorporated said, and “we will be cognisimilar portions of highway zant of the work schedule in in Union and Middlesex Coun- terms of the summer trafties, but neither had traffic fic.” signals. Feeney cited other park“The lights have always way construction, including been there, so people from a $1.1 billion widening bethe region have always been tween Toms River (Exit 80) used to them,” Feeney said. and Long Beach Island-ManEven so, he added, “I won’t ahawkin (Exit 63), and said believe my eyes when they they had created few traffic are gone.” issues in recent summers. The Turnpike Authority will Also under construction is



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HENRY “RUSSELL” on November 12, 2010 of Warrington. Beloved husband of Audrey E. (nee Evans) Patch Devoted father of Andrew R. (Lori) Patch and Ellen E. (Mark) Huber. Loving Brother also Flanagan; of Betty survived by cousins, nieces and and Relatives nephews. Friends are invited to call after 10:00 A.M. Thursday at the ANTON B. URBAN Funeral Home 1111 S. Bethlehem Pk. Ambler Funeral Service 11:00 A.M. Interment Whitemarsh Mem. Park Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Pennsylvania SPCA 19 E. Ridge Pike Conshohocken, PA 19428. Condolences may be made at


MARIE R. (nee Oliverie), age 98, of Westtown and formerly of Springfield, peacefully, on November 10, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Frank X. Pedicone. Beloved mother of Francis J. Pedicone (Veronica). Loving Nanny of Tricia, Francis (Stacey) and Rebecca. Great grandmother of Erin. Dear brother of Robert Oliverie (Elvira). Relatives and friends are invited to call Monday, Nov. 15th, after 10 A.M., at Church of SS. Simon and Jude, Rts. 3 and 352, Westtown. Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 A.M. Int. SS. Peter and Paul C e m . In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice, 300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 120, Horsham PA 19044. Arr. by LOGAN FUNERAL HOME of Exton. Online condolences at


JOSEPH PETER, of Ocean City, NJ, formerly of Holland, PA, died on Nov 12, 2010. Devoted husband of Kay Ann (nee Hymel) loving father of Amee Kurtz, Mimi Greger, Leanne Lyons, Julie Keats, and the late Katy Reilly, son of the late John Jr. and Mary Rose Cavanaugh Reilly, brother of Hugh, Edward, Rev. Donald OSA, Mary Ann, Jude, Patrick, and the late Jack Reilly. He was a fun "Pop Pop" to his 10 grandchildren, Jason, Joshua, Jarod, Jessye, Emily, Elizabeth, Ricky, Joseph, Shannon and Maya Rose. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Viewing on Tuesday, Nov. 16th, at 9:45 A.M., and Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. at St. Francis Cabrini Church, 114 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226, and his Rite of Committal on 1:30 P.M. at Wednesday Resurrection Cemetery 5201 Hulmeville Rd. Bensalem, PA. 19020. Joe’s memory can be honored by saying a rosary for the safe return of our military men and women and/or a contribution to the American Legion, Morvay-Miley Post # 524, Post Office Box 363, Ocean City, NJ 08226 building fund.



MARY (nee Iervolino), entered into eternal rest Nov. 9, 2010, age 81, most peacefully. Beloved wife of the late Angelo J. Loving mother of Dr. Salvatore J., she also leaves 2 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Also mother of Linda (Nicholas) DiMatteo. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday from 9 A.M. at The Church of Stella Maris (Corner of 10th and Bigler Sts.) for the reposing. Funeral Mass 10:30 A.M. precisely. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. All memorial gifts in her memory are requested to the above church. RONALD REX PISELLI FUNERAL CHAPELS INC.


W., peacefully on November 12, 2010, after a long 16 year battle with lymphoma. He was 73 years old. Jim was a graduate of St. John’s College, Annapolis. He co-owned the Inn, Whitemarsh Valley Lafayette Hill and was a teacher for 30 years with the Philadelphia School District, Veteran of the U.S. Army. Cherished father of Juliet (Brian) Wells. Survived by Juliet’s mother Beverly. Loving companion of Gail Leandri. Jim will be sadly missed by his cousins and wonderful friends. will receive The family relatives and friends Thursday, 6:30 P.M. with a after celebration of Jim’s life at 7:30 P.M. to be held at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, 815 Thomas Rd. (off Germantown Ave.) Lafayette Hill, PA 19444. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in Jim’s name to Lymphoma Research Foundation, 115 Broadway, Ste. 1301, New York, NY 10006. CLARE McILVAINE MUNDY F.H. INC. 215-482-8878


MICHAEL J., Nov. 10, 2010, Beloved husband of Eleanor (nee Petrongolo). Devoted father of Michael, Joseph and David (Alba) Silvestri. Pop-Pop of David Silvestri. Brother of Anthony (Rosemarie) Silvestri and Theresa (Anthony) Scola. Relatives and friends are invited to his Memorial Mass TUESDAY 10 A.M. at the Church of Stella Maris, 9th and Bigler Sts. Int. will be private.


BETTE MAY CAUM, 84, of Dunwoody Village, formerly of St. Davids, on November 8, 2010. Beloved wife of Douglas David Royal. Loving mother of Jan L. Morris and Susan Royal. Grandmother of 3. A Memorial service will be held at 10 A.M. on Nov. 20, 2010 at The Wayne Presbyterian Church, 125 East Lancaster Ave., Wayne, Pa. In lieu of flowers contributions in her name may be made to The Parkinson Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Ste 1509, New ANGELINA M., age 89, York, N.Y. 10018 or STUARD FH - Ardmore November 10, 2010 Family owned since 1822 Served in the Coast Guard during WWII. Beloved daughter of the late John and Concetta Pio. Dear sister of the late Michael Pio, Jenny Tulio, Marietta Marzucco, Antoinette Kross, Rose Kernan, Anna Lamelza, Albert Pio, Philip Pio, Dolores Bartley, and James Pio. Survived by 19 nieces and nephews, and FLORENCE, Nov. 8, 2010 (nee preceded in death by 7. Murtha). Beloved wife of Relatives and friends are Marvin, loving mother of Lisa invited to her Viewing and (Herb) Esterman, grandmother Lindsey and Melanie. Funeral Monday, 9 A.M., at St. of Katherine of Siena Church, Relatives and friends are 9720 Frankford Ave. (S. of invited to her Memorial Service Grant Ave.), Phila. PA 19114, Mon. 8 P.M. at H A N C O C K followed by her Funeral Mass FUNERAL HOME LTD., 8018 Holy Roosevelt Blvd. (at Rhawn St.), 10 A.M. Interment Phila. Calling hour from 7 P.M. Sepulchre Cemetery. 215-637-1414


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NELDA (nee Campanella) Nov. 11, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Anthony "Tony" Triolo. Devoted mother of Deborah (Michael) Muto, Sharon (Charles) DeMatteo and Rosemarie Triolo. Grandmother of Anthony (Jennifer), Melissa (Phil) Marino, Gia and Michael. Great grandmother of Nicholas and Stella. Sister of Joanna Campanella and Marie Kopydlowski. Relatives and friends are invited to her VIEWING TUESDAY 9:30 A.M. at the Church of St. Thomas Aquinas, 17th and Morris Sts, followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:30 A.M. Int. Calvary Cem, Cherry Hill, NJ In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Phila., PA 19106.


ESTHER (nee Mirarchi) peacefully Nov. 11, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Carl. Devoted mother of Sevy and Norine Verna, Mary Parks, and Carl Verna. Sister of Connie Howard and Mary Trucksess. Relatives and friends are invited to her VIEWING MONDAY 9 A.M. at the Church of St. Richard, 18th and Pollock Sts., followed by her Funeral Mass 10 A.M. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery.



ANNE (nee Bass) Nov. 12, 2010. Adoring wife of the late Benjamin. Loving mother of Roslynne (Honorable Emanuel Bertin), Marsha (Joseph) Dratch, Harriet (Dr. Robert Fox). Dear sister of Milton Bass. Also survived by 7 grand children and 6 great-grand children. Interment is private. Shiva will be observed at the residence of Joseph and Marsha Dratch on Sun. 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. only. Contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

MERVILLE, 92, of Blue Bell, died on November 12, 2010. Husband of the late Minetta G. (Gladeck) Willis; father of Frederick Willis (Ann) of Haddonfield, NJ, and Minetta W. O’Boyle (William) of Skippack. Predeceased by his brother Robert L. Willis. Services will be private for the family. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made in his memory to the INDEPENDENCE SEAPORT M U S E U M , 211 S. Columbus Blvd & Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106. Online condolences may be made at:

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Dancer for Balanchine alighted as teacher here By Walter F. Naedele


As she neared her 99th birthday in March 2009, Yvonne Patterson told Inquirer columnist Art Carey: “I wasn’t a great dancer and I wasn’t pretty but I had a beautiful figure.” Good enough, she said, that she was one of the original dancers in George Balanchine’s American Ballet. She was an approximate mix, Carey wrote, of “the regal bearing of actress Helen Mirren, the mordant wit of Dorothy Parker, the lust for adventure of Amelia Earhart, the cultured intellect of Susan Sontag and the physical vigor of Babe Didrikson.” On Thursday, Nov. 4, Ms. Patterson, 100, a Yvonne former Patterson teacher of dancers for the Pennsylvania Ballet, died at her home in Flourtown. Born in Melbourne, Australia, she told Carey that she and her family had lived in Hawaii until she moved to the Philadelphia region when she was 8. A friend, Susan Johnson, wrote in recent biographical notes that Ms. Patterson’s mother had sent her to live with an aunt in Flourtown. “After being schooled at her Aunt Elsa’s Carson [College] for Orphan Girls in Flourtown and the George School in Newtown, Bucks County, Yvonne left for New York in her late teens” to begin her ballet career. When Ms. Patterson was 23, Johnson wrote, she was “first in line on opening day to try out for the newly formed School of American Ballet,” directed by Balanchine. “She was accepted as one of his original ballerinas and

son began teaching, but said Ms. Patterson had taught her in 1984 when Spassoff was in the Pennsylvania Ballet. Ms. Patterson had a kick well into her 90s. This was how columnist Carey began his article about her: “Yvonne Patterson has just divulged the secret to a long and healthy life — ‘Movement: That’s the key’ — a n d n o w s h e ’s The ballerina in the 1930s. After her about to demonstage career, she taught all over the world and then for decades for the Penn- strate. “So down on her sylvania Ballet. knees she goes, worked for most of her career then flat on her belly on the with Balanchine.” Oriental carpet in her bookThe school opened in Janu- lined Flourtown living room. ary 1934 with 32 pupils, its “ ‘I do push-ups,’ she exwebsite states, and Bal- plains. ‘Though there’s more anchine used those students push and not enough up.’ “ to begin choreographing his Carey noted that “in keepfirst ballet in America. ing with her belief in the “She and … dancer and cho- importance of movement, reographer William Dollar Patterson swims laps every were also original dancers in morning at the Springfield Balanchine’s debut presenta- Township High School tion of Serenade in 1934,” pool.” Johnson wrote. “She’s there every day at 7 It was one of three ballets a.m., except Saturday (when performed that June at an es- the pool is closed), and swims tate in White Plains, N.Y. 20 laps, in various strokes. When she was 34, Ms. She’s been doing it for at least Patterson danced her “first 20 years and used to swim as solo in Constantia, which had many as 60 laps daily.” its world premiere with the For her 99th birthday, her Ballet International in New regular swimming companYork on Halloween 1944,” ions feted her with a poolJohnson wrote. side party, featuring a pink After she stopped per- cake topped with ballet forming in the 1950s, Ms. shoes. Patterson and Dollar “You know, I wasn’t always “taught dance all over the so popular, my dear,” she told world, working with dance Carey. “I could be ornery, and companies in Brazil, Japan, I often behaved meanly. Monte Carlo.” “But it seems people are likUntil she was 95, Johnson ing me more now, probably said, she was a master in- because I”m getting feeble structor at the Rock School and descending into the for Dance Education on the grave.” Avenue of the Arts, the sucThere were no survivors cessor to the School of the and no services. Pennsylvania Ballet. Stephanie Spassoff, artistic Contact staff writer Walter F. director of the Rock School, is Naedele at 215-854-5607 or uncertain when Ms. Patter-


learned to grow cells in test tubes. Cardiac researcher, 101 There he met Nobel laureRichard J. Bing, 101, a re- ate Alexis Carrel of Columbia search cardiologist, compos- University and aviation enthuer, and author who has been siast Charles Lindbergh, who called a “Renaissance man” were visiting as part of their and “a man for all seasons,” research on attempts to build died Monday at his home in a pump to keep isolated orthe Los Angeles-area commu- gans alive outside the body. nity of La Canada Flintridge. (Lindbergh’s sister-in-law sufHe had been suffering from fered from a heart problem.) Because of his facility with heart disease. One of the last surviving Danish, German, and EnJewish scientists who fled glish, Dr. Bing was assigned Nazi Germany to escape per- to them as a helper. Impressed, the Americans secution, Dr. Bing played a major role in the golden age arranged for Dr. Bing to reof heart surgery in the 1950s ceive a fellowship to Columand ’60s, exploring cardiac bia. “I wanted to go to Amerimetabolism, cardiac catheter- ca more than anything,” Dr. ization, congenital heart dis- Bing said in a 2005 interview. ease, and the measurement “I had no future in Nazi Gerof blood flow in the heart. He many.” At Columbia, he married pioneered studies of the role of nitric oxide in the vascular Mary Whipple, daughter of system, work that eventually Allen O. Whipple, a doctor won the Nobel Prize for three who developed a procedure for removing a cancerous panother researchers. He ultimately published creas commonly called the more than 500 research arti- Whipple operation. She died cles. But he also published in 1991 after 52 years of marmore than 300 musical riage. When the war broke out, scores, including a two-hour Missa, and five books of fic- Dr. Bing’s lack of a U.S. medical license prevented him tion. “Richard left an indelible from joining the U.S. Army mark on cardiology,” Arnold Medical Corps — a problem M. Katz of the University of that was solved by an assisConnecticut School of Medi- tant residency in medicine at cine wrote recently. He “was Johns Hopkins University. He a ‘universal’ man who made joined the Army in 1943 and enormous and diverse contri- served in the chemical warbutions to our understanding fare corps in Maryland and then in Germany, rising to of science and art.” Richard John Bing was lieutenant colonel. He returned to Hopkins afborn in Nuremberg, Germany. He took piano lessons as a ter the war and subsequently child and studied piano in a held a variety of positions bemaster class at the conserva- fore joining the Huntington tory in the Nuremberg Gym- Medical Research Institutes nasium, but the major focus in Pasadena, Calif., in 1969. At Hopkins, Dr. Bing estabof his efforts was composition. He concluded, he later lished the third cardiac cathwrote, that a more sustain- eterization laboratory in the able career could be achieved United States and the first to study congenital abnorin medicine. To that end, he received his malities. Working with medical degree from the Uni- Helen Taussig, he discovversity of Munich in 1934 and ered what is now the wella second medical degree known Taussig-Bing Malforfrom the University of Bern mation, in which, among othin Switzerland in 1935, joining er problems, the arteries of the Carlsberg Biological Insti- the heart are transposed. — Los Angeles Times tute in Copenhagen, where he

Luis Garcia Berlanga Spanish filmmaker, 89

Luis Garcia Berlanga, 89, a Spanish filmmaker critical of the military dictatorship under Gen. Francisco Franco and who was credited with helping to revive the country’s movie industry after its civil war, died Saturday at his home in Madrid. He had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Mr. Berlanga was an honorary president and cofounder of Spain’s film academy. Born in the eastern city of Valencia, Mr. Berlanga wrote and directed his first short in 1948 and in 1951 made his first feature film, Esa Pareja Feliz (That Happy Couple), in collaboration with Juan Antonio Bardem, father of Hollywood actor Javier Bardem. He was also a friend of iconic director Luis Buñuel. “Along with Buñuel, he is one of the most important filmmakers of all time,” said Alex de la Iglesia, the president of Spain’s film academy. “His films Placido and El Verdugo [The Executioner] are two of Spain’s best movies, and Berlanga is one of the most important directors in the world.” Mr. Berlanga’s 1953 film Bienvenido, Mister Marshall explored Spain’s hopes that the United States would help the country restore democracy and prosperity as it had in much of Europe after World War II. Making such films was difficult for Mr. Berlanga. He was critical of Franco, the victor in Spain’s civil war, and had to devise a film language to beat the strict censorship it imposed. Mr. Berlanga had said that Spain’s official censors were not the only ones he had to get past, because Franco personally insisted on previewing his films. He said he and fellow scriptwriter Rafael Azcona had to be extremely creative to outwit them. “Rafael and I had the best work system, that is none,” he said, hinting at their ability to improvise successfully. — AP

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Weather Report

Conditions updated throughout the day on

Sunday’s Forecast



Exclusive EarthWatch 7-Day Forecast Sunday










Nice dry weather will continue for the end of the weekend but by Monday and Tuesday a storm moves up the coast and brings rain into the area Tuesday night.

Sunday’s Highs and Lows


66 45


59 46

Still warm


New York


56 49

Clouds and a little cooler



Rain develops late



63 41




Lancaster 62/41





Vineland 61/39


Atlantic City 60/48


Water Temp





Nov. 21 Nov. 28


Dec. 5


Dec. 13

Air Quality

The worst pollutant in the region Saturday 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.

Saturday’s Pollution Standard Index

Marine Forecast

of showers late Sunday night. Low 38. Chance of showers early Monday. High 50.

northeast at 10-15 knots. Visibility 7 to 10 miles. Waves 5-8 feet.

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

Delaware Bay Sunny. Wind east at 5 knots.

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

Poconos Mostly sunny. High 55. Slight chance Jersey Shore Sunny. High 60. Remaining clear Sunday night. Low 48. Mostly sunny Monday. High 59.

Delaware Mostly sunny. High 61. Remaining

mostly clear Sunday night. Low 44. Mostly sunny Monday. High 59.


Manasquan to Cape Henlopen Sunny. Wind

Visibility 7 to 10 miles. Waves 1-2 feet.

Cape Henlopen to Virginia Beach Sunny. Wind northeast at 5-10 knots. Visibility 7 to 10 miles. Waves 5-8 feet.


Pollution Forecast Sunday

Regional Forecast


Cape May

G28 G30 G26 G27 G43 G38 G25 G22

High Pollutant Saturday

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




Philadelphia Almanac

Readings taken through 4 p.m.

Tides Sunday

Philadelphia (Chestnut St.) High tide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:38 a.m., 7:57 p.m. Low tide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:53 a.m., 2:05 p.m. Weather indications s = sunny; pc = partly cloudy; Delaware Breakwater c = cloudy; sh = showers; t = thunderstorms; High tide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:32 a.m., 2:50 p.m. r = rain; sf = snow flurries; sn = snow; i = ice. Low tide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:29 a.m., 9:12 p.m. City Saturday Sunday Monday Cape May Allentown 63/27/s 61/41/s 57/39/pc High tide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:06 a.m., 2:15 p.m. Low tide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:52 a.m., 8:30 p.m. Atlantic City 65/35/sh 60/48/s 59/47/s Atlantic City (Steel Pier) Baltimore 64/30/s 62/42/s 61/46/s High tide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32 a.m., 1:41 p.m. Harrisburg 62/28/s 62/41/s 56/44/sh Low tide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:31 a.m., 8:09 p.m. New York 63/46/s 60/45/s 57/46/s Beach Haven (Little Egg Harbor) Pittsburgh 67/31/s 60/39/sh 51/38/pc High tide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:57 a.m., 4:08 p.m. Salisbury, Md. 63/35/s 65/40/s 65/48/pc Low tide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:58 a.m., 11:29 p.m. Scranton 62/28/s 61/41/s 50/37/s Barnegat Inlet Washington 67/37/s 63/46/s 63/48/s High tide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:32 a.m., 1:43 p.m. Low tide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:01 a.m., 8:32 p.m. Wilmington 65/34/s 61/44/s 59/45/pc

In the Region


47 33

A few showers


High Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 (2:18 p.m.) Record high for Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 (1902) 3 p.m. humidity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31% Low Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 (4:47 a.m.) Record low for Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 (1996) Normal high/low. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56/40 High/low same date last year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55/49 Season heating degree days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411 Last season heating degree days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469 Normal season heating degree days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510

Saturday’s barometer

6 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30.26 falling Noon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30.20 falling 6 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.13 steady

Daylight sky conditions Saturday 10% clouds with 90% sunshine



49 36

Windy and colder

Sunny and chilly

Weather at noon Sunday Vancouver 50/45 and forecast high/low temperatures


Asbury Park 59/46


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




National Forecast

Sun rises 6:45 a.m., sets 4:45 p.m. Moon rises 1:02 p.m., sets ———




54 34

Clearing and windy

Allentown Harrisburg


Saturday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.00 in. Month through Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.24 in. Year through Saturday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.70 in. Normal through Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.87 in. Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.83 in.

Seattle 53/47 Portland 55/43

San Francisco 71/55

Low High

Minneapolis 37/26

Phoenix 73/48

Dallas 62/42

Houston 60/52

Rain Thunderstorms Snow


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

Saturday 63/27/s 51/29/s 40/34/sn 67/41/s 61/41/s 60/31/s 70/35/s 68/27/s 57/43/sh 73/32/pc 69/32/pc 59/46/s 41/22/c 51/36/r 60/37/pc 84/71/s 71/55/r 70/45/sh 72/40/s


Sunday 57/40/s 54/26/pc 30/16/c 68/49/c 50/43/s 60/39/sh 71/47/s 69/41/s 45/35/pc 54/33/pc 57/37/sh 62/42/s 44/23/pc 45/30/pc 49/35/pc 84/71/s 60/52/sh 52/33/pc 74/51/s

Monday 52/38/sh 51/25/pc 25/13/sf 63/52/sh 54/47/sh 50/36/pc 73/59/pc 66/49/pc 51/37/c 55/35/c 51/36/c 61/42/c 49/29/pc 50/35/c 50/36/c 84/70/pc 63/47/sh 54/35/c 75/57/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

Saturday 86/73/pc 54/48/r 68/59/sh 70/57/pc 82/50/s 90/77/pc 88/77/pc 48/28/s 54/32/pc 73/68/pc 57/50/r 75/59/s 91/68/pc 50/45/pc 46/39/sh 77/57/s 81/70/pc 81/56/s 88/59/pc 39/36/s

Sunday 87/74/pc 51/45/r 72/56/sh 67/59/s 86/57/s 90/77/pc 87/79/sh 46/23/pc 59/49/sh 75/69/pc 53/45/r 79/59/pc 82/63/s 50/44/r 44/34/pc 80/61/pc 79/68/s 85/58/pc 81/58/t 64/37/s

Detroit 49/35

Monday 88/73/s 50/42/c 71/55/sh 66/58/pc 87/55/s 85/76/t 88/78/sh 49/24/s 53/44/sh 76/68/s 49/39/c 73/58/sh 79/62/pc 51/43/sh 46/38/s 84/63/pc 78/67/pc 84/57/pc 78/60/sh 66/35/s

Memphis 59/42

Boston 50/43

Toronto 52/37

New York 60/45

Chicago Pittsburgh 60/39 45/35 St. Louis 56/36

Denver 44/23

Los Angeles 76/56

Montreal 46/42


Billings 45/30

Philadelphia Washington 63/46


Atlanta 68/49


New Orleans 73/57 Miami 80/66

Warm Cold

City Saturday Kansas City, Mo. 48/36/pc Las Vegas 65/44/s Los Angeles 76/54/s Memphis 65/50/sh Miami 79/64/pc Minneapolis 36/33/sn New Orleans 78/61/pc Orlando 77/56/s Phoenix 75/48/s Portland, Maine 64/32/s Portland, Ore. 46/42/sh Richmond 66/35/s St. Louis 66/46/sh Salt Lake City 42/34/pc San Diego 74/52/s San Francisco 67/47/s San Juan 84/75/sh Seattle 48/42/sh Tampa 76/56/s

Sunday 52/35/pc 66/47/s 76/56/s 59/42/pc 80/66/s 37/26/rs 73/57/sh 79/52/s 73/48/s 48/40/s 55/43/sh 67/42/s 56/36/pc 44/35/sh 73/55/s 74/57/s 83/75/pc 53/47/sh 77/58/s

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Walter Isard, 91, a pioneer in study of regional science By Sally A. Downey

dissertation was titled “The Economic Dynamics of TransWalter Isard, 91, of Drexel port Technology,” was one of Hill, an economist and regionthe first economists to preal scientist, died of heart faildict the postwar dominance ure Saturday, Nov. 6, at home. of airline transportation, his In 1956, Dr. Isard estabson said. lished the first academic reBy World War II, Dr. Isard gional science department in had become a Quaker and, the United States at the Unias a conscientious objector, versity of Pennsylvania. performed alternative serRegional scientists find patvice as an attendant in a mental hospital. terns in the way humans use After the war, he lectured space by studying population at several universities, studdistribution and migration, ied at Harvard on a postdocthe impact of changes in toral fellowship, and then transportation, and problems was associate professor of reof land use and economic growth. Walter Isard started a University gional economics at the Massachusetts Institute of TechDr. Isard defended his spe- of Pennsylvania department. nology from 1953 to 1956, cialty as a separate discipline in a 1961 interview in Philadel- jobs because the plant would when he joined the faculty at phia Magazine. “The region,” stimulate retail trade and at- Penn. Dr. Isard played several inhe said, “has its own essence tract steel fabricators and othstruments and was a wonderwhich can be grasped in full er related businesses. only by tools, hypotheses, Dr. Isard wrote 300 pub- ful pianist, his son said. He models, and data-processing lished papers and 25 books. was once invited to play at techniques, specifically de- Besides his research in re- an impromptu session with signed for regional analysis.” gional science, he pursued in- the Preservation Hall Jazz Early in his career, while at terests related to conflict Band. He and his wife were Harvard University in 1949, management and resolution active ballroom dancers unDr. Isard did a regional-sci- and to disarmament and til he was 90. He particularly ence study of the iron and peace science. He was a loved the waltz and taught it steel industry. At the time, founder of the Regional Sci- to all his grandchildren, his New Englanders were hoping ence Association, the Journal son said. He also mesmerthose industries would re- of Regional Science, the ized his children and later place their diminishing tex- Peace Science Society, and grandchildren with fantastic tile plants. the Graduate Group in Peace stories and games and led them on expeditions for burDr. Isard concluded, howev- Science at Penn. er, that a large expansion of A committed pacifist, Dr. ied treasure — typically a the steel industry would hap- Isard left Penn in 1979 to few pennies buried in adpen not in New England but move to Cornell University, vance, his son said. In addition to his wife of in Bucks County. In 1952, U.S. where he concentrated on Steel opened its Fairless Hills promoting peace science as a 68 years and son Peter, Dr. plant, which eventually em- discipline. As a professor Isard is survived by sons ployed 7,000. Dr. Isard pre- emeritus of economics, he Michael, Arthur, and Scott; dicted that the plant would continued to teach a seminar daughters Toni Yagoda and have a multiplier effect of at Cornell until suffering a Anni; a sister; 12 grandchilfive, estimating that every job heart attack in June, his son dren; and four great-grandchildren. Daughter Roberta would create five additional Peter said. The son of Jewish immi- died in 1976, and daughter grants from Eastern Europe, Susan died in 2003. The family was planning a Dr. Isard graduated from Simon Gratz High School and private service. earned a bachelor’s degree in Memorial donations may mathematics from Temple be made to the American University. While earning a Friends Service Committee, doctorate in economics from 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia Harvard, he studied on a fel- 19102-1403. lowship at the University of Chicago, where he met his fu- Contact staff writer Sally A. ture wife, Caroline Berliner. Downey at 215-854-2913 or Dr. Isard, whose doctoral Sign up at and click on Dealyo


Chores of fall amid a spirit of volunteerism Staff photographs by Laurence Kesterson

Hundreds of volunteers went to work at 44 city parks Saturday, collecting leaves and mulching, pruning, and planting to prepare the areas for winter and spring, part of LOVE Your Park Day. A focus this year was East Mount Airy’s Cliveden Park, which got a grant to remove invasive species. Doing their bit there are Joanne Stretz and William Fennell.

Currents S UNDAY, NOV E M BE R 14 , 2010

The Philadelphia Inquirer


2012 GOP field is quite a crowd, but 2 scenarios appear likely Expect to see grassroots star Palin or surrogate face an establishment pick.


hen I learned that the first debate among 2012 Republican presidential candidates has already been scheduled for next spring — yes, it’s nearly that time again — I pondered these questions:

1. Given the crowded field of

eager prospects (by my count, at least nine), will there be enough room on that stage for everybody? Or will they have to be stacked vertically in neat rows of three, like on The Hollywood Squares?




SEARCHING FOR LIGHT in ALZHEIMER’S DARKNESS One mother’s story is of a once-vital life in cruel decline, leaving only moments of unspoken connection with a daughter. It is a story that growing numbers also will face.

2. In a reprise of 2007, will we again find out how many Republican candidates believe in creationism, courtesy of a show of hands? Or will they all show up brandishing some math-challenged tea-party manifesto that requires them to erase the deficit by slashing taxes and ensuring that the government keeps its grubby hands off people’s Social Security and Medicare? 3. Most important, why, oh, why would anybody with an ounce of cognitive sanity want the thankless job of presiding over the intractable American cacophony, as our piñata-in-chief? See DICK POLMAN on C6

LM OTERO / Associated Press

Former President George W. Bush talks to a

customer during a book signing in Dallas.

Ability to set aside ideology separates Bush, tea party


miss George W. Bush. I don’t miss him in the sense that I wish he were still president. If he were, we might be at war with Iran and North Korea by now, and perhaps Portugal. Nor do I miss the endless debates over waterboarding and the Iraq war — bad memories that have returned to the news as Bush has reemerged into public view to launch his book. Rather, I miss him because in the end he was willing to toss aside his ideological orthodoxy when the national interest required it — a trait conspicuously absent among his fellow conservatives these last two years. It was the final chapter of Bush’s presidency, and is correspondingly the final chapter of his memoir, Decision Points. As Bush describes it, he had just been told by Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. that they should spend hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars to buy up mortSee DANA MILBANK on C6

Kerry Luksic

is a freelance writer in Malvern


ix years ago, my mother, Bobbie Lonergan, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Mom was the last person I thought would suffer from Alzheimer’s. She raised 13 children, was a college-educated math major, and spent any spare time she had playing bridge and doing crossword puzzles. She kept her brain active for decades, but in her early 70s, everything changed. At 72, Mom struggled with forgetfulness and was frequently repeating herself. The everyday things that brought her years of joy — sewing, cooking, baking, bridge, and puzzles — now brought immense challenges. She put on a good act, saying, “I’m fine.” But as time wore on, I couldn’t ignore her symptoms. I knew it wasn’t just about getting

older — I knew it was Alzheimer’s. This cruel illness affects 5.3 million Americans and is projected to affect 16 million by 2050. In fact, every 70 seconds, someone in our country is diagnosed with this devastating disease. These numbers are just the people living with the disease, not the 10 million caregivers, typically the family members who look after their loved ones. It has been 28 years since November was declared National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Through the years, there have been medical advancements in developing treatments that temporarily slow the progression of the disease. Yet, there is still no cure and there is nothing available to prevent its onset. Here are some other frightening facts to consider: 8 Americans age 65 and older who suffer from Alzheimer’s and See ALZHEIMER'S on C3

If Nutter is so beatable, who can defeat him? Sam Katz considered a run, but decided against it last week. Maybe Tom Knox or U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, or …?


he riddle of the looming mayoral election is that Michael Nutter seems beatable, but no one is convinced they can beat him. Sam Katz confronted that dichotomy before ultimately deciding last week not to challenge Mayor Nutter in the 2011 primary. In a statement, Katz said “leadership and vision are lacking” at City Hall. But Katz decided not to run because of “political and personal factors.” Translation: Katz thinks Nutter has done a poor job, but he didn’t think he could win. So, who could give Nutter a race?

Bobbie Lonergan

at Sea Isle City with granddaughter Morgan Luksic in 2006, nearly two years after her Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Every 70 seconds, someone is diagnosed. Courtesy of Kerry Luksic

Brain Food, C2

Michael Smerconish: Thirty years later, hitting “The Wall” one more time. Pop quiz: The works of Rodin.

Insights, C3

What does Keith Olbermann’s suspension from MSNBC say about the partisan media? Millionaire businessman Tom Knox, who ran against Nutter in 2007, is mulling another run. He’s got the deep pockets to fund lots of political ads, but he didn’t inspire many voters the last time around. Though the TV station managers are pulling for him. Other names mentioned include the current and former city controllers, Alan Butkovitz and Jonathan Saidel. OK, moving right along. U.S. Rep. Bob Brady would rather be mayor than commute to WashSee PAUL DAVIES on C6

Editorials, C4

When it comes to bailouts, remember that TARP happened on Bush’s watch.

Commentary, C5

Suzanne Cloud: Jazz pianist Sid Simmons always worked hard — with no complaints. SARAH J. GLOVER / Staff Photographer

Mayor Nutter and his wife, Lisa, shaking hands with supporters during last

month’s Obama rally at Robert Fulton Elementary School in Germantown.

Trudy Rubin’s “Worldview” doesn’t appear this issue.

C2 C

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Brain Food Memory Stream

Dipping into Philadelphia’s illustrated past


his is Geography Awareness Week, so it’s appropriate to highlight Henry Grier Bryant, a famous explorer from Philadelphia. Bryant was born in Allegheny, Pa., in 1859, but he lived much of his life in Philadelphia. A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, he became an explorer and an esteemed member of the geographical community. One of Bryant’s most famous voyages was to the Grand Falls of Labrador, Canada, in 1891. He is said to have taken the first photograph of the falls. In 1892, Bryant was second in command of the Peary relief expedition, which resupplied Robert Peary’s encampment in Greenland. Two years later, Bryant served as

commander of the Peary auxiliary expedition, which conducted scientific studies of the geology, flora, and marine fauna in Greenland. Bryant commanded an expedition to Mount St. Elias, Alaska, in 1897, and he explored the St. Augustin River in Labrador in 1912. He held memberships with the Association of American Geographers, the American Alpine Club, and the Contemporary Club, and was a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London. From 1897 until his death in 1932, Bryant was president of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia. Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Henry Grier Bryant, shown in this

circa 1902 photograph, explored Canada, Greenland, and Alaska.

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Pop Quiz

Turn to stone

Friday marked the 170th birthday of sculptor Auguste Rodin, and we note the occasion by asking you to match the Rodin sculpture with the name of the subject. All works are in the collection of Philadelphia’s Rodin Museum, a gift to the city from movie-theater mogul Jules Mastbaum. For more information, visit

1. Honore Balzac, French novelist and playwright.


2. Rose Beuret, Rodin’s lover and mother of his son.


3. Pierre Puvis de

Chavannes, French mural painter.

4. Georges Clemenceau, French prime minister.

5. Etienne Clementel, French politician.

6. St. Pierre-Julien Eymard,


Monday, just as he did with Pink Floyd at the Nassau Coliseum in 1980.

This time, an adult thrilled to the sound, sights of ‘The Wall’


C. A.

MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer

Roger Waters performing “In the Flesh?” at the Wells Fargo Center on

founder of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament.

7. Victor Hugo, French

writer and human rights activist.

8. Jean-Paul Laurens,

French painter and sculptor.

9. Gustav Mahler,

Austrian composer.

10. George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright.

Answers: C3.




saw Roger Waters perform The Wall last week for the second time … in 30 years. The first time, I was a high school senior who trekked in a van to the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island with a girlfriend and her two brothers. I’d bought the tickets from a wiry looking scalper named “Mike” outside a defunct restaurant on Old York Road in Willow Grove. The New York show was a hot ticket, even in Philadelphia. I wanted to see what the New York Times’ John Rockwell deemed “the most lavish stage show in the history of rock ‘n’ roll” — especially after my parents had denied me permission to go to the Spectrum three years prior, when Waters was touring in support of the album Animals. Another reviewer at the time of the release of The Wall wrote: “A general consensus of opinion is that at first listening, the album sounds strange or weird, but listen to it again and you’ll probably like it.” That was me, writing for my high school newspaper, The Chatterbux, during my senior year at C.B. West in Doylestown. I guess I was right. Only Michael Jackson’s Thriller and the Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 were bigger sellers in the United States than The Wall. Years later, it wasn’t my parents from whom I needed permission. Last Monday, I left the house only after my wife and I had eaten dinner with our three sons. What was a van three decades ago was now a sedan in which I picked up a friend who likewise scored a pass on the home front. Headed down the Schuylkill, we both commented that it’d be fine if there were no encore because we each had to work early the next morning. Here’s another sign of age: when, like your parents, you make decisions about attending events based on available parking. This time, I made sure I had a reserved spot. In 1980, my only interest was in the guy circling the lot preconcert with a sign that said, “Will pay $100 for any ticket” — an unheardof sum at the time. My 1980 ticket (which my stub says was in Section C, Row 9) carried a face value that was only $15. A few nights ago, I passed on a concert T-shirt for $45. In February of 1980, I was a month shy of my 18th birthday. (I’m 48 now. Waters is 67.) He was skinny, sported a dark mane, and played as part of a psychedelic foursome called Pink Floyd. That year he told Newsweek, “We’re too lazy to split up.” Sadly, that was not true. By the mid-1980s, the band ceased to exist as I had seen it. Now, he’s still tall and skinny, but his hair has turned silver. Mine used to be parted in the middle but is now all gone. My football roster says I was 5-foot-9 and

weighed 165 pounds. Well, at least my height hasn’t changed. Back then, my frame was patted down upon entry but not with an eye toward explosives. Most of us wouldn’t know anything about alQaeda for another 21 years. Pre-bin Laden, the drill was all about cameras, recorders, and bongs. On Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center, a courteous preshow announcement asked attendees to refrain from using flash photography. In 1980, we mostly stood during the show, mesmerized by Pink Floyd’s construction of a 35-foot-tall, 240-foot-wide wall across the width of the arena, comprised of hundreds of large white blocks. By the midpoint of the concert, the Floyd was totally obscured. I was a Spectrum veteran but had never seen anything like that. And my access to events featuring Frampton, Yes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, The Who, Bob Seger, Supertramp, Springsteen, Bowie, Kansas, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, and Ted Nugent came the old-fashioned way, by standing in line at a Ticketron outlet. Once I recall sleeping in my Mustang in the Sears parking lot in Doylestown just to get good Genesis tickets. Last week my radio boss invited me to sit in a club suite. I’m living proof of Waters’ acknowledgment last week that Philadelphia has always been a great music town. That shout-out was appreciated by the 20,000 white guys who filled the sold-out arena. We responded by flicking our iPhones and BlackBerrys. But this time, we stayed in our seats, less we spill our $7 beers or throw out our backs. I suspect I was not the only one who both loved the show and appreciated that it ended in time for me to go home and catch the sports on the nightly news. So much has changed: Carter-Reagan-Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama. Cell phones, iPods, the Internet, terrorism, wives, kids, divorces, two World Series titles, an NBA title. But one constant is the music. In both concerts, Waters was letter-perfect and faithful to the way the songs were recorded. On each occasion, he played the epic double album in sequence, which is, of course, a large part of the appeal. Set against an amazing stage show, hearing music played exactly as you have heard it as a soundtrack of your life created a time warp worthy of a two-hour adventure. Listening to a live rendition of what for me will always be called a double album, it didn’t matter much if it were 1980 or 2010. Jonathan Valania wrote in The Inquirer last week, “Everyone should see it once before they die.” I’m twice ahead of that curve. Contact Michael Smerconish via

Philadelphia Museum of Art photos by WILL BROWN (A, J) and GRAYDON WOOD (C, D, E, F, G, H).

Mind Menu

Where to feed your intellect

J Indicates wheelchair-accessible. M Indicates listening devices. Events are free unless otherwise indicated.

Symposiums & seminars

What Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley Are Doing About Global Warming. Presented by the Sierra Club of Southeastern Pa. Liz Compitello of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission will discuss DVRPC’s inventory of greenhouse-gas emissions and how it is allocated to Phila. Alex Dews of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability will discuss Greenworks. Free Library of Phila., 19th & Vine Sts, 4th fl.; 215-686-5322. 6:45 p.m. Mon. An Artist Looks at Family and Society. Featuring artist Judy Gelles. National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut St;

please R.S.V.P. 215-925-2800, Ext. 0. 6:30 p.m. Wed. The Nuclear Option: What Role Should Nuclear Energy Play in the Fight Against Climate Change? Urban Sustainability Forum presented by the Center for Environmental Policy. Academy of Natural Sciences, 19th & Pkwy; 215299-1108. 6 p.m. Thu. The Evolution of Civil Rights Litigation: Using Social Science and Statistics to Prove Employment Discrimination and Predatory Lending. Presented by Temple Law Review and the Pa. Human Relations Commission. Shusterman Hall at Temple University, 1719 N. Broad St; 515-360-8726. $150 full day, $75 half-day. 9 a.m. Fri. Andrew Ross Sorkin. New York Times

columnist and author of “Too Big to Fail,” presented by the World Affairs Council of Phila. Union League, 140 S. Broad St; 215-561-4700. Fees range $20-$95. 11:30 a.m. Fri. We Must Not Be Enemies: Lincoln, the Election of 1860 and the Coming of the Civil War. Randall M. Miller, Ph.D., will deliver a multimedia presentation. Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Ave, Education and Technology Center; 267-341-3345. 7 p.m. Fri.

Lectures & literature

Lorraine Henrie Lins. 2010 Bucks County poet laureate will read from her works. Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Rd, Newtown; 215-968-8242. 2 p.m. Sun. John Timpane and Kathleen Volk Miller. Readings and interviews. Green Line

Cafe, 45th & Locusts Sts; 215-808-9507. 7 p.m. Tue. Counterfeit Chimeras. Lecturer is Claudia Swan, associate professor and chair of art history, Northwestern University. Penn Museum, Rainey Auditorium, 3260 South St; 215-573-8280. 5 p.m. Wed. Sixteen Tons — Of Dinosaur Bones. Lecturer is Ken Lacovara, associate professor of biology at Drexel University, discussing his five expeditions to the remote badlands of southern Patagonia. Free Library, 19th & Vine Sts; 215-686-5414. 7 p.m. Thu.


Free Library of Philadelphia. Central Library (Montgomery Auditorium), 1901 Vine St; 215-686-5322. Wendell Potter, “Deadly Spin: An Insurance

Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans,” 7:30 p.m. Mon. 8 Carlos Eire, “Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy,” general $15, students $7. 7:30 p.m. Tue 8 James K. Galbraith, “John Kenneth Galbraith: The Affluent Society & Other Writings 1952-1967,” general $10, students $7. 7:30 p.m. Thu.


Wine Regions of France. Explore the wine regions of France with filmmakers Mary Lee and Sid Nolan (in person). Geographical Society, 19th & Pkwy; 610-649-5220. Geographical Society members $12, nonmembers $15, students $7.50. For a complete calendar of events, go to “What’s Happening” at

Sunday, November 14, 2010




Insights & Observations

Olbermann too partisan? It’s the nature of his job Tim Rutten

the air: “Liberals amuse me. I am a socialist. I live to the extreme left”? Those Americans who believe in the centrality of the news media’s contribuhe most troubling thing about tion to our democracy must contend with the Keith Olbermann affair is a sobering historical fact: On the eve of just how quaint and beside the Civil War, Americans were, on a per the point the NBC network capita basis, the world’s most voracious rule he broke now appears. newspaper readers. By the measure of The MSNBC cable news commentathe time, we were a society saturated in tor returned to the air Tuesday night media. But rather than arrest the slide after a two-day suspension without pay into fratricide, a blindly partisan press for violating an NBC rule against contributing to political candidates without MSNBC helped push the nation into war. In other words, the mere existence of permission. The former sports broad- MSNBC commentator Keith Olbermann a free press guarantees nothing; what caster turned rancorous liberal shouter was suspended for gifts to Democrats. the press chooses to do with its freegave a total of $7,200 to three Democrat- Two days later, he was back on the air. dom is what matters. ic congressional candidates in the midSimilarly, complaints that change term elections. His superiors at NBC News. If Fox would be a mouthpiece for learned of the donations when a report- angry conservatives and the Republi- born of technical innovation inevitably er for another news organization in- can Party, MSNBC would stud its sched- squeezes sobriety and balanced reflecquired about one of them. Olbermann ule with enraged liberals and Democrat- tion from the media go back more than freely admitted the contribution and ic Party partisans. It worked. MSNBC is a century. In the late 1850s, commentators wortold his bosses that he’d made two oth- now the second-rated cable news outlet ried that telegraphic dispatches transers. One of them — to Rep. Raul M. in the crucial prime-time slots. So, having consciously recruited and mitted on the newly laid Atlantic cable Grijalva — came on the same day the Arizona Democrat appeared on Count- encouraged a level of open partisanship had created an appetite for sensational down With Keith Olbermann, MSNBC’s and biting bias that on some nights tops and fragmentary reports that displaced even Fox’s, Griffin and his confreres now the long, knowledgeably reported eshighest-rated show. The cable operation’s president, Phil are surprised that the personalities they says from the special European correGriffin, announced that Olbermann recruited and promoted behave like bit- spondents on whom leading U.S. pawould be suspended without pay for vio- ter partisans rather than journalists or pers had relied. In fact, technology of lating NBC’s rule against unapproved po- traditional commentators? Please. It’s all its own accord determines nothing; the litical donations. In a letter to his view- a bit like Claude Rains’ Capt. Renault in purpose to which the press puts it deterers Monday night, Olbermann expressed Casablanca, closing down Rick’s bar as mines a great deal. To the extent this latest affair signihis unhappiness with the punishment, the croupier hands him his winnings: saying he “learned of that suspension “I’m shocked, shocked to find that gam- fies anything other than another act in Olbermann’s own peculiar ego theater through the media.” It hardly mattered, bling is going on in here.” Griffin and MSNBC look ridiculous en- or another example of his employer’s because by Monday afternoon Griffin had decided that missing two broad- forcing this particular rule on Olber- desperate venality, it is as a melancholy casts was sufficient penalty and that mann not because it is a deficient ethi- reminder. The Fox and MSNBC adaptaMSNBC’s regularly scheduled program- cal stricture but because they long ago tions to the 24-hour news cycle ought to abandoned what it was designed to sup- concern us not because they’re unsetming would resume Tuesday night. If the conduct of everyone involved port — a fair-minded and balanced ap- tlingly innovative, but because they repseems somehow silly, that’s because it is. proach to reporting and analyzing the resent a regression to a time when the MSNBC seemed permanently mired news. What are we to make of a network American press discredited itself with a in third place among the cable news that had Olbermann anchor its election- bitter, ultimately tragic, partisanship. networks when it hit on the idea of night broadcast and that features one of consciously counterprogramming Ru- his colleagues, TV writer Lawrence E-mail Timothy Rutten at pert Murdoch and Roger Ailes’ Fox O’Donnell, who last week declared on is a Los Angeles Times columnist


Alzheimer’s ALZHEIMER'S from C1 dementia have triple the health-care costs of other older people. 8 It is estimated that by 2030, Medicare spending on individuals with Alzheimer’s alone will cost nearly $400 billion — nearly as much as today’s total Medicare spending. Clearly, the time for action against this disease is now. My own action came about by chance. I found an advertisement for an Alzheimer’s support-group meeting at a local hospital. The following Tuesday evening, I sat in a conference room and listened to the frightening stories from Louise and Kathy, who were caring for a loved one with advanced Alzheimer’s. Louise explained that she had to put her husband in a facility after he attacked her. “He’s my husband. How can I ever forgive myself?” she cried. Kathy recalled how her mother nearly burned the house down while cooking hamburgers at 3 o’clock in the morning. “My daughters and I were asleep. My God, we could have died!” she shouted. I listened to their stories and felt my heart pounding out of my chest. Could this really be what lay ahead for my mother? Before leaving the meeting, I got the recommendation for a reputable geriatric doctor. The next month I took Mom to see him, and he began by engaging Mom in a simple dialogue as a way of assessing her cognitive function. Within 10 minutes, Mom revealed that she knew the date, where she lived, and the number of children she had. However, she didn’t know what she had for dinner the previous night, the name of the grocery store where she shopped, and only three of the five words the doctor told her at the start of the appointment. Through additional tests, including a brain MRI and blood work, the doctor concluded that Mom didn’t have a brain tumor and hadn’t suffered any kind of stroke. Instead, Mom was officially diagnosed with “probable Alzheimer’s disease.” The diagnosis wasn’t a surprise to anyone in my family, and it finally gave an answer to the nagging question “What’s wrong with Mom?” In processing Mom’s diagnosis, I plunged into research mode, spending hours on, trying to collect the facts of a disease that seemed all shades of gray.


No one could tell me why this happened to my mother or how fast she’d advance. Most of all, no one had a cure. I found myself on the verge of tears at random moments, and it suddenly hit me — I was grieving for Mom while she was still alive. I felt as if I were on an emotional roller coaster. Some days I was in denial, thinking maybe Mom wasn’t so bad. Other days, I was angry about Mom’s fate, wondering how this could As illness have happened advanced, to such an intelligent I forced woman. myself to Through it all, I felt the find the crushing parts of weight of overwhelming Mom that sadness. remained. In the years since Mom’s diagnosis, I’ve witnessed her decline through the stages of Alzheimer’s. I’ve felt my heart break when I realized that this amazing cook who once prepared daily dinner for 15 people could no longer make a simple sandwich. I’ve questioned my faith when it became clear that this devout Catholic could no longer recite the “Hail Mary.” I have watched pieces

of my mother disappear before my eyes. In my long journey to accept Mom’s fate, I’ve cried a waterfall of tears and have veered into the valleys of anger and despair. But through this process, I found a way to find fragments of light in my mother’s growing darkness. As Mom crossed into the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s, I forced myself to find the pieces of her that remained, instead of dwelling on what was taken from her. It was how she raised me and what she would have expected from me. All too often, people with Alzheimer’s become highly agitated and require medical sedation. The fact that Mom’s loving nature still remains is a blessing. And even though Mom no longer knows my name, she shows that she still recognizes me through her reaction when I walk through the door for a visit. She can no longer say the words “Hi, Kerry. Great to see you.” Instead, her face brightens upon seeing me. When I hug her and say, “I love you, Mom,” she embraces me and kisses my cheek. The lifelong connection between a mother and daughter remains — a miracle amid her Alzheimer’s disease. E-mail Kerry Luksic at


‘That awful night’ that changed everything Sally Friedman

Maxwell Steinstock had that moment and that memory, and he prefaced it with a met Maxwell Steinstock simple refrain: “That night at his daughter’s house … that awful night … .” He meant Nov. 9, 1938 — in Avalon, N.J., on a day when the rain came down Kristallnacht, The Night of in sheets and blurred the Broken Glass. He was 8 outside world, in essence years old that night, and he took me back there to Bersealing us off. Mr. Steinstock was 66, a lin with him. All across Germany and very old, very frail 66. Dressed in a proper suit Austria came the opening and tie, he was touchingly salvo of what would becourtly as he fussed over come the Nazi rampage my wet raincoat, and of- across Europe. It was presumably in retaliation for fered tea and cookies. But nothing could sweet- the slaying of a German Embassy official in Paris en that day in 1996. I was there as an inter- by a 17-year-old Jewish stuviewer for Survivors of the dent who was terrified by Shoah, the Steven Spiel- the deportation of his parberg crusade to record the ents as part of a mass expultestimonies of Holocaust sion of Jews from Germasurvivors. Mr. Steinstock ny. That night, all hell broke was one of those survivors. Spielberg’s vision had fas- loose as 267 synagogues cinated me, and I’d signed and 7,500 Jewish-owned on for training with a trace businesses and homes were savaged. of hubris. I’d Fires been a journalKristallnacht burned. Cemeist for years, teries were and I figured I was the desecrated. By knew how to opening salvo night’s end, 91 get answers — had been even difficult of what would Jews murdered. ones — from become the And the shatstrangers. of glass How wrong I Nazi rampage tering on those was. Nobody across Europe. h o m e s a n d could have preshops was the pared me for ominous this work. Maxwell Steinstock was sound effect of Kriinitially bewildered by the stallnacht. The young Maxwell had fuss: a videographer, an inseen the fires and the vioterviewer, special lights. But soon, his story came lence. He had heard the spilling out. Survivors may shouts. He had cowered have these stories bottled and trembled and waited at up for decades, lifetimes. home … but he didn’t know But once they start the tell- what for. He found out soon ing, the momentum carries enough. The members of them. Mr. Steinstock spoke of his family were ultimately his early childhood in Ber- herded away from their belin. He remembered the loved Berlin to three conneighborhood bakery, the centration camps. Maxwell, sweet shop, and the happy the youngest, would end up years with his family in a in Auschwitz with his mothhome with many doors and er. Then one day, she was many windows — a typical taken away — no goodbye, no hug, nothing. child-scale memory. His own survival he atHe spoke of walks to school with his friends, his tributed to a miracle of timneighborhood, even the ing, luck, and pluck. All these years later, at cooking smells of fresh bread and roasting chick- his daughter’s house, it ens from his home’s kitch- somehow all came back to that night. To Kristallnacht. en. The Steinstock family It was not just glass, but was prosperous and re- the safe world of an 8-yearspected. He and his broth- old little Jewish boy that ers and sister had a govern- had been shattered. Just ess, and he recalled a silly one casualty among milsong she would sing to lions. Last week, on the 72d anthem. So often in the Shoah niversary of that night, I project, and among those thought a lot about Mr. I’d interviewed, such de- Steinstock and that rainy tails would surface, still day in Avalon. I paused to give thanks fresh after 60 or 70 years. But then, almost invariably, for who I am and where I there would come a pause. am. Yes, I feel lucky and I always called it “The safe as an American Jew. But my generation has Moment,” when the survivor would enter a place been constantly reminded: where I could barely follow. Never forget. I can’t. The survivor would sit siI won’t. lently, while dredging up some long-sequestered memory of marrow-deep E-mail Sally Friedman at pain. writes from Moorestown


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ormer P r e s i d e n t employment could have risen as George W. Bush chuck- high as 25 percent. led when an interviewer In a new book, Bush reveals told him that half of that he decided to bail out GenerAmericans believe Pres- al Motors and Chrysler even beident Obama created the bank fore they asked for help. He bailouts. agreed to loan $17.4 billion to the “Fifty percent of the people automakers. Obama later apwere wrong, ’cause it happened proved another $60 billion, and on my watch,” Bush placed both compasaid. nies in bankruptcy Exit polls from the for restructuring. midterm election Ford, the only one showed that a signifiof the “big three” aucant number of vottomakers not to acers wanted to punish cept a federal handObama and Demoout, would have cratic candidates for been imperiled if the the bailouts. That other two firms had sentiment overlooks failed. Bush’s ecothe timing of the govnomic advisers ernment’s emergenwarned him that the cy action — Bush iniimmediate bankrupttiated the $700 bilcies of all three lion Troubled Asset could have cost anRelief Program for George W. Bush other one million Wall Street in Sepjobs, on top of a retember 2008. cession that ultimateA lot of people Voters’ anger also ly cost more than don’t seem to ignores that Bush eight million jobs. was right to take remember who Last week, GM resuch unpopular ported a third-quarcame up with steps as TARP and ter profit of $2 bilthe auto bailouts. the first bailout. lion. Chrysler is imAnd lest anyone acproving but has yet cuse this editorial to turn a net profit. page of writing positive things The auto bailout’s cost to taxpayabout Bush only after he left of- ers has fallen to about $17 billion; fice, we credited him at the time the government could recoup with taking the necessary actions more depending on how the to avoid a broader economic melt- firms’ stock performs. down. There are still huge losses to be Another fellow who supported borne by taxpayers. The insurthe bank bailout was the new pre- ance firm AIG received $40 bilsumptive House speaker, Rep. lion from the government, which John A. Boehner (R., Ohio). is unlikely to get all of that money Since autumn 2008, the econom- back. Housing-finance giants Fanic rescue plans have largely nie Mae and Freddie Mac will reproved their worth — especially quire at least $120 billion more TARP. over the next three years, which Bailing out Wall Street caused could bring the total cost of their deep public resentment, in part bailouts to more than $360 bilbecause it was viewed as reward- lion. ing reckless behavior. But in the The full cost to taxpayers for two years since, nearly all banks the banking and housing collapshave paid back the money and es can’t be fully assessed yet. But the U.S. Treasury has earned at two years later, the government’s least $25 billion on the program. frantic rescue operations look As Bloomberg reported, that’s even more necessary than they enough to cover all farm subsi- did at the time. dies nationwide for two years. Two respected economists, Mark Zandi and Alan Blinder, estimated in a study that without the Chat live about this editorial bailouts and the much-derided Monday at 1 p.m. at economic stimulus act of 2009, un-

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s one of the most respected and powerful voices in the African American community, the black church cannot continue to be missing in action in fighting the disproportionate impact of AIDS and HIV among blacks. That’s why it’s heartening to learn that black clergy members in and around Philadelphia are breaking their silence and joining a bold national movement to address a disease that is devastating black families, especially in Philadelphia. This refreshing and long-overdue culture shift is desperately needed. African Americans account for more than two-thirds of persons living with HIV or AIDS. (Hispanics make up 12 percent, and whites 20 percent.) About 2 percent of Philadelphia’s black population is infected. The local campaign has been spearheaded by Amy Nunn, a social-science researcher at Brown University School of Medicine, who has been in Philadelphia for months focusing on prevention strategies involving the church. Already, more than 100 houses of worship in the city — from Baptist to Muslim — have agreed to raise the issue in the coming weeks. At least 30 churches will host HIV testing on site. In addition to putting messages on donated billboards urging testing, the pastors will speak from the pulpit and initiate public conversations about a topic that has been taboo in the black church. This unconventional and provocative approach is needed, given the staggering statistics. More churches should join the program to increase awareness of a dis-

Black churches have been too quiet about the disproportionate impact of AIDS on the African American community. ease that too many have written off as a gay problem. Many heterosexuals are infected. Black clergy in Washington, Atlanta, Detroit, Tampa, and Chicago have also heeded the call. They are becoming advocates for an infected population frequently shunned by their churches. The clergy deserve credit for striving to overcome their own fears and long-held misconceptions about the disease. In the past, many were reluctant to even mention HIV/AIDS at church because of its association with homosexuality and promiscuity. The black church has gained a reputation for being homophobic. Some pastors are finding ways to incorporate a message about HIV/AIDS into their sermons, often using stories of Jesus healing the afflicted. The Rev. Kevin Johnson, senior pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church in North Philadelphia, was tested in front of his congregation. He also requires couples getting married in his church to be tested. Such straight talk about HIV/ AIDS has been a long time coming. Now, people need to listen. To find a testing center near you, call 1-800-985-AIDS.

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Proud to stand on founding principles As the Republican candidate for Congress in New Jersey's First District, I was endorsed by both the Independence Hall Tea Party PAC and the West Jersey Tea Party. However, those affiliations were cited by three area newspapers as their rationale for not endorsing me in the recent election. The Inquirer was especially dismissive, accusing me of “sipping too much of the tea-party brew” (“Andrews best on issues,” Oct. 18). Only the Courier-Post took the high road, choosing to endorse me based on the strength of my economic platform. As I understand it, the tea-party movement stands for three things: limited government, fiscal responsibility, and strict adherence to the U.S. Constitution. So my question to the news media is, how can you possibly be opposed to such things? Although I am not a member of any particular tea party group, I stand proudly with my fellow patriotic Americans on these three foundational principles. Dale Glading Barrington

Excess of candy certainly not dandy Five hundred to two thousand dollars or more for a birthday party for a 4-year-old (“Heaps of sweets,” Wednesday)! I can only hope that it has occurred to the parents that they should balance out this overthe-top largesse with a matching donation to a children’s charity in their daughter’s name.

mongering by calling Social Security a Ponzi scheme (“Take him with a grain of it,” Wednesday.) Perhaps the governor is simply telling the American people the truth. A Ponzi scheme is one in which “payouts” to “investors” are not the fruits of legitimate investments in productive enterprises but are merely transfers of payments from new “investors.” The only difference between Social Security and a privately run Ponzi scheme is that a private scheme’s victims foolishly invest their money of their own free will; Social Security takes our money at the point of a gun. It’s about time that someone in government told the American people the truth. Patrick Barron West Chester

Put tax increase toward debt, interest The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the 10-year cost of keeping the Bush tax cuts for the upper 2 percent of taxpayers — those making more that $250,000 a year — would be a whopping $700 billion. Republican lawmakers want to keep these cuts in place, without saying how they would pay for them. President Obama wants to keep current rates for the other 98 percent of taxpayers but return these higher income earners to previous rates. Obama should call the GOP’s bluff, and let cuts for the upper 2 percent lapse, with a provision that all of the estimated $700 billion this would produce would be spent to pay down the deficit. This would

Janet Summers Philadelphia

Story of sweets leaves bitter taste Recently, I sat in a class titled “The Economy of God,” where folks wrestled with the ways our monetary choices affect our world. Every day, I give tours of a small museum and explain that the origins of my denomination (Methodist) included efforts to live a simple life that reflected our values. And now I read about little girls in satin dresses scarfing down $1,900 worth of candy (“Heaps of sweets,” Wednesday). Where is the value in that story? How can you follow your series on hunger in Philadelphia with an article about disgusting excess? As schools try to get the sugar out of their lunchrooms, and the country fights obesity in children, did this article really need to get the whole top half of the “Style & Soul” section? Donna Miller Philadelphia

The truth about Social Security

have the double advantage of reducing the national debt and also the annual interest payments on the debt. How could Republicans be against that? Alison B. Graham Wynnewood

Target tax cuts to small businesses As a CEO of a small business, I could hire more workers if I paid less taxes. But most people who earn more than $250,000 a year don’t run small businesses and are not in a position to hire others. So why not just extend the tax cuts to owners of small businesses, not those who are not in a position to hire others? Vince Gallagher Philadelphia

Citizen of the Year Last year, it was Marsha Levick and Lourdes Rosado of the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia. Who should be the 2010 Citizen of the Year? Nominate a person who helped the city, state, or nation in an effective, creative way, while showing integrity and perseverance. E-mail a short bio and what the nominee did to, with “Citizen” in the subject line. Or mail it to Citizen of the Year, The Inquirer, Box 41705, Philadelphia 19101. The deadline is Dec. 10.


President’s critics find proxies for their racism Just when I was consumed by feelings of voter’s remorse for switching from being left-leaning independent to Democrat in support of Barack Obama for president, my depression was lifted by watching George W. Bush on TV last week. I got my Obama poster out of the basement to have it framed. To be clear, my voter’s remorse is not the result of anything Obama did during the last two years. Tea partyers and other whiners complaining about the size of government and the economy fail to realize the economic depths this country was in when the president took office. I believe history will show that he made sound decisions that may have saved the U.S. auto industry and other sectors of the economy. The remorse is related to what I perceive to be the real problem with Obama’s election — that race relations have not matured enough in this country to accept the president. I feared that white America, especially those from blue-collar and red-state backgrounds, would unite against a black president unlike anything we have ever seen before. Now they have found comfortable proxies for racism to attack his leadership over taxes (that most of them don’t pay), the size of government (don’t cut their Medicare and Social Security), and a federal budget deficit (that most of them don’t understand). If Obama does not pull the miraculous turnaround that Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan experienced following their midterm losses, it is because this country cannot accept the president because of his African American origins.

Dana Milbank says that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is engaged in fear-

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Pa., suspend risky system that collects student data Jeffrey Piccola


Jazz pianist James “Sid” Simmons in his classic pose at the Tony Williams Labor Day Jazz Festival at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill. Simmons died Nov. 5 at age 63.

Play hard, laugh often, and no complaints Suzanne Cloud

ance note upon note upon note until you felt your heart would is a jazz singer and executive break, anticipating the musical director of Jazz Bridge, a cascade that was sure to come nonprofit that assists crashing at the most astonishPhiladelphia-area jazz and ing moment. Sid was that good. blues musicians in crisis When Sid was still in his azz pianist Sid Sim- 20s, he quickly became part mons had the most of a coterie of fellow Philly languid walk and an musicians who would be lifeeasy-as-you-go de- long friends: violinist John meanor that would Blake, bassist Tyrone Brown, be accentuated occasionally percussionist Leonard “Doc” by a magisterially amused Gibbs, and drummer Pete smile, two eyebrows raised Vinson. This group of individin mock surprise, or both, if uals would eventually besomeone unloaded a bit of come the musical framework gossip on him or told him a upon which saxophonist familiar gig story that had Grover Washington Jr. would made the rounds around begin to build his career, and town a few times too often. they appeared on his early Unlike most in the music albums Live at the Bijou (rebusiness, Sid never felt the corded at the popular Philaslightest need to name-drop delphia club in the late or dwell on past performance 1970s) and Reed Seed. In the 1980s, Simmons beglories — his end of the musical colloquy would begin came a mainstay at TnT Monwhen he sat down at the pi- roe’s at 15th and Arch, with ano. That spot was his moun- saxophonist Bootsie Barnes, taintop, his valley, his road bassist Charles Fambrough, right into the souls of the folks and drummer Craig McIver. at the bar (usually the ones Everyone ended up there and really listening) night after many who came to play got night at Ortliebs’ JazzHaus in famous. Always, musicians Northern Liberties, where he would leave the joint imwas a member of the famous pressed with Sid, whose comhouse band along with bassist ping behind a soloist inhabitMike Boone and drummer By- ed a different place rhythmically than most pianists. No ron Landham. As the years unfolded, this one could ever predict when rhythm section acquired myth- Sid Simmons was going to ic qualities in Philadelphia jazz drop those chords in during lore — in fact, these guys were someone’s solo, but every socalled the Philly Rhythm Sec- loist would agree that the tion. If you could hang with place and time he’d drop them musically, you could pret- them would be perfectly tastety much hang with anybody. ful and absolutely surprising. They took no prisoners and I met Sid Simmons when he countenanced no showboaters. subbed for my regular pianist Those nights with Sid in his Eddie Green at a totally pedesclassic pose (head back, eyes trian gig I had at a club at closed) at that awful, slightly Penn Center. I’ll never forget out-of-tune piano we all loved the bemused look on Sid’s face to hate, bouncing off Boone’s when he walked in. His look bass lines, kicking back against said, “I wonder what I’ve gotLandham’s drum accents, were ten myself into.” By the end of magical. When his time came the night, we were fast to solo, we’d listen to Sid bal- friends, even though I wasn’t


nearly ready for his talent at the time. Years later, I still had to hold on for dear life whenever we worked together. In 2008, I was badgering Sid about giving me a quote for a calendar I was putting together as a fund-raising tool for Jazz Bridge, a nonprofit that helps our local jazz and blues musicians in crisis. Jazz photographer Bryan Moore had taken an incredible photo of him, and I needed a heartfelt quote to go alongside it on his birth month — November. In my mid-nag, Sid broke in and said he needed some help with some surgery, minor stuff. He felt funny even asking, but he didn’t have health insurance. Could Jazz Bridge help? That question started Sid and me on a two-year infuriating dance with the country’s malevolent health-care system. Sid’s medical needs turned out to be anything but minor. He was seriously ill, but didn’t want anyone to know. He didn’t want to make a big deal of it, didn’t want one of the community’s traditional jam-session benefits. He just wanted to live and play piano. Throughout his struggle, his already tall and lean frame became noticeably thinner. Yet Sid played as much as people asked him to, working as hard as he always had — ready to laugh and without complaint. Just a few weeks ago, I asked him to play a jazz-jam fundraiser this December, and though Sid kiddingly protested about playing for singers he didn’t know, he laughed and said yes. Jazz pianist Sid Simmons died Nov. 5 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was 63 years old and one of the bravest men I’ve ever known.

standably crying foul over demands to submit personal is a Republican representing student information. When central Pennsylvania’s 15th this system was implementSenate District ed in 2009, I joined college ennsylvanians recently officials in asking how the learned of one of the data would be used, who largest security breach- would pay for its collection, es of personal health informa- and who would be liable for tion in modern history. A breaches or errors. At first, computer flash drive contain- our questions were ignored. ing the names, addresses, Then we were told, “Trust and personal health informa- us.” tion of 280,000 Philadelphiaarea Medicaid recipients was discovered missing, purportedly after a laptop was lost at a community health fair. This potential exposure of millions of pieces of sensitive data illustrates the ease with which one small oversight, or one tiny computer drive, can spell instant — and enormous — vulnerability for millions of innocent Americans. And it is this potential for identity theft, discrimination, and other abuses that explains why the Senate Education Committee and leaders in the higher education PAUL LACHINE / community have demanded the suspension of the state’s student-data collection. Student records The Pennsylvania Informahad been deemed tion Management System (PIMS) is designed to track confidential, students from “womb to but PIMS turns workplace.” The Department of Education envisions data that protection collection three to five times on its head. a year, to include such information as name, address, Student records have tradibirth date, family income, race, gender, disability sta- tionally been deemed confitus, courses taken, counsel- dential, but PIMS turns that ing received, and grades protection on its head. The PIMS manual lists guidelines earned. In a letter to the state, offi- that are insufficient to safecials at Penn State and the guard the privacy of intimate University of Pittsburgh student data. They also fail called the scope of this data to indemnify private colleges and universities from liabilicollection “unprecedented.” While many colleges are ty resulting from disclosures willing to provide aggregate- of confidential student inforlevel data, they are under- mation. Unlike the state, pri-


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resident Obama has famously said he’d rather be a good one-term president than a mediocre twotermer. And he’s already achieved historic health-care legislation that has changed the country’s social and political calculus. For all the conventional wisdom that reforming health care doomed the Democrats, I’m betting the law will be popular among voters in a few years, just as a similar Massachusetts law gets high marks from voters in that state, polls show. The federal law is not perfect, but it will finally provide Americans with universal access to primary health care, something every other Western industrialized power did long ago. Eventually, health-care reform will also be regarded as a boost for the economy because it begins to separate health care from the workplace. In a globalized future where workers will move from job to job, it makes little sense to rely on employerprovided health care. How many artists and entrepreneurs have remained hand-

cuffed to a stifling job because they couldn’t afford to give up health-care benefits? Still, the law is so controversial that Republicans made its repeal one of the pillars of their campaign to take back Congress. According to a poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 56 percent of those who cast ballots during the midterm elections favor rescinding the law. That sounds like a mandate to roll back the legislation. Here’s a prediction: Republicans won’t do it. They won’t even make a wholehearted effort because they know it’s not nearly so unpopular as that poll seems to suggest. What do polls show when Americans are asked about the changes the law actually makes? According to the same Kaiser poll, most provisions are popular; the GOP repeals them at its peril. Seventy-eight percent of Americans would keep the tax credits that would help small businesses buy insurance for their employees; 71 percent back the provision that would prohibit insurers from withholding coverage for “preexisting conditions”; 71 percent would retain the financial help so lower-wage workers can buy insurance; 54 percent would keep the provision that increases the Medicare payroll tax on affluent Americans. So what’s so unpopular? The mandate. Only 27 per-

cent of voters like the idea of requiring all Americans to purchase health insurance. Of course, it’s only in the law because it’s the glue that binds everything else: Universal coverage works only if everyone is covered, with the healthy supplementing the sick and the young helping to pay for the not-so-young. There’s one more reason that Republicans are unlikely to take apart the new law: According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, it shaves $130 billion from the deficit over 10 years, mostly through small cuts in Medicare. The GOP will keep up their political theater, agitating against reform, supporting legal challenges and holding hearings designed to showcase any poorly executed regulations. But they won’t try for wholesale repeal. When the law passed in March, conservative pundit David Frum criticized Republicans for their refusal to compromise. He hasn’t backed off, writing recently: “Republicans will fall back upon a Plan B, basically a series of stunts. ... And at the end of two years, the law will still be there, more or less intact.” Frum is right, and that’s a very good thing. Cynthia Tucker is an Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist. E-mail her at



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vate colleges do not have legal immunity from lawsuits or criminal prosecution. Adding to cost and liability concerns are usage issues. With no clear explanation of the end use of PIMS data, it is impossible for policymakers to assess the program’s costs vs. its benefits. The system appears to be a colossal collection of “data for data’s sake.” What is being tracked or analyzed remains unknown. The state is stockpiling information now in case they want it later. Underlying this debate is yet one more basic question: Do state education officials have the authority to compile this Orwellian anthology? Based on a Senate Education Committee hearing on the system last month, I would argue that the state is overreaching. The legislature never granted the executive branch the authority to begin this massive data sweep. No single state department should have the unilateral power to impose such a far-reaching mandate and to punish those who fail to comply. I have asked that the state apply the brakes to this program. With a new governor poised to take the reins, this is a good time to step back and introduce legislation that gathers information consistent with federal mandates on data collection and federal privacy laws. Information is a valuable commodity, with significant benefits and, concurrently, significant risks. Until the risks of PIMS are addressed, the state’s cyber-spying on students should be powered “off.” We don’t need 1984 in 2010.




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Paul Davies PAUL DAVIES from C1 ington to listen to House Speaker John Boehner. He has bailed Nutter out of a few jams. (See Dad Vail Regatta, ethnic parades, and the SEPTA strike.) But campaigns are not his strength. If only the election could be held in a backroom. State Sen. Anthony Williams could mount an interesting campaign, but he has said he’s not running. Some wealthy backers bankrolled his bid for governor because they liked his support for school choice. But donor limits in Philadelphia require more than three rich guys to fund an election that’s just months away. All eyes have now turned to City Councilman Bill Green. He had said he wasn’t going to run against Nutter, but he is now rethinking that position. Some say they believe Green will ultimately wait until 2015, while others say his time is now. “It’s not a question of will he run, but when,” said Terry Madonna, a pollster and public-affairs professor at Franklin and Marshall College. Former Mayor John F. Street, who is opposed to Nutter and was encouraging Katz to run, says Green is “the strongest candidate.” Any candidate faces the difficult prospect of trying to unseat a sitting mayor. That’s not easy in Philadelphia. Just consider: W. Wilson Goode was reelected after the city dropped a bomb on the MOVE compound, and Street was reelected after a federal bug was found in his office. Nutter has avoided any major scandals, but the term heard most often to describe his administration is disap-

Dana Milbank

The Republican establishment is terrified that Palin’s cult of personality could ultimately saddle it with an unelectable nominee. Who else can match her celebrity? candidate will need $35 million), publishing ghostwritten books, all the while insisting that the timing has nothing to do with 2012 (Gingrich, Jindal, Perry, DeMint), and worrying about the grizzly in the room, Sarah Palin*. The asterisk refers to the fact that nobody has a clue what she’ll do. Nor, in all likelihood, does she. Right now she’s making piles of money and sounding off whenever she wants, on whatever. She can shape conservative minds by dropping a pungent phrase on Facebook. She can dwell happily within the friendly confines of Fox, where she is a paid contributor. (Gingrich and Huckabee are on the Fox payroll as well. Not to digress, but I do want to ask a question: If MSNBC ever had three prospective Democratic presidential candidates on its payroll, wouldn’t conservatives be screaming nonstop about “liberal media bias”?) Anyway, we were talking

pointment. Many still want to see Nutter succeed, but they also voice frustration by his inability to make the proverbial trains run. The criticisms vary depending on the constituency. Nutter’s relationship with City Council has been rocky. City workers are upset by the slow pace of contract talks and Nutter’s call to end the DROP perk. Homeowners have been hit with a 10 percent increase in property taxes, while property values have dropped. Increases in the sales and parking taxes have left many city businesses more uncompetitive with the surrounding suburbs. Proposals like the failed soda tax have only added to the economic uncertainty.

To his credit, Nutter has cleaned up pay-to-play politics and overhauled departments. Nutter’s popularity in the African American community is much lower than in the white community, a poll earlier this year showed. Street attributes that mainly to the Police Department’s stopand-frisk policy, which has targeted mostly blacks and spurred a recent lawsuit against the city. Part of Nutter’s broader problem stems from high expectations and the recession. He campaigned as a reformer and tax cutter who was going to bring major change to City Hall. But tax increases and a bureaucracy largely intact were not the changes voters had hoped for. To his credit, Nutter has cleaned up pay-to-play politics and overhauled depart-

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about Palin. It remains to be seen whether she will trade her cushy life for the rigorous accountability of a presidential campaign, during which it would again become clear how little she knows. On her new reality TV show, while grooving on Alaskan nature, she says that she would “rather be doing this than in some stuffy old political office.” Nevertheless, her prospective rivals are sufficiently spooked — by her popularity within the conservative base, by a mood surge that could propel her to early primary victories — and the Republican establishment is terrified that her cult of personality could ultimately saddle it with an unelectable nominee. Who else, on that aforementioned list, can match her celebrity? How many people on that list have you even heard of? A new national poll reports that Palin is deemed qualified to be president by only 27 percent of the electorate, which helps explain why a few establishment Republicans are so willing to dis her with impunity. (Most are too afraid to cross her publicly, fearing a grassroots backlash.) First prize these days goes to Peggy Noonan, the former Reagan speechwriter, who spoke directly to Palin in a Wall Street Journal column: “You should go have a life, build a string of accomplishments, then enter public service. And you need actual talent. You have to be able to

ments, notably Licenses and Inspections and the Department of Human Services. In an interview Friday, Nutter eagerly defended his record, rattling off a list of accomplishments centered on his goal of making the city “safer, smarter, and more sustainable.” He pointed to increases in population and job growth. Nutter cited several changes, including eliminating the Clerk of Quarter Sessions and a partial fix of the Board of Revision of Taxes. But in increasing taxes two years in a row rather than making deeper cuts, Nutter failed to address the biggest issue plaguing City Hall: reducing the size and cost of city government, while making it more efficient. Critics say he blew a golden opportunity to use the economic crisis to negotiate union contracts that reduce pension and health-care costs and to streamline the government. Nutter argues that the police contract provides such reforms, but others say the savings are minimal. Any election-year debate about Nutter’s tenure would center on his results. But before there can be debate, there needs to be a challenger. Katz studied the issues and the polls. He concluded that — despite Nutter’s weaknesses and voter anger at incumbents — there weren’t enough votes for a Mayor Katz. Street, on the other hand, says there is a clear path to victory against Nutter. “I don’t know who’s for the guy,” he said. As mayoral opponents, Katz and Street never did agree on many issues. Time will tell who is right about the next mayor. E-mail deputy editorial page editor Paul Davies at

DANA MILBANK from C1 gage assets, and he approved the plan in full. “If we’re really looking at another Great Depression,” he recalls saying, “you can be damn sure I’m going to be Roosevelt, not Hoover.” By tea-party doctrine, that’s heresy. But Bush, in Decision Points, doesn’t back off at all from his defense of the auto-industry rescue and the federal ownership of financial companies — even though those positions today would make him a pariah in his own party. “The strategy was a breathtaking intervention in the free market,” he writes of the TARP bank-bailout program. “It flew against all my instincts. But it was necessary to pull the country out of the panic. I decided that the only way to preserve the free market in the long run was to intervene in the short run.” In an extended booklaunch interview with Bush, NBC anchor Matt Lauer referred to a Pew Research Center poll that found nearly half of Americans hold the false belief that TARP was passed under President Obama, while only 34 percent know it originated under Bush. “Oh, yeah?” Bush replied. “Fifty percent of the people were wrong.” He defended his rationale for supporting TARP: “Do you adhere to your philosophy and say, let them all fail? … Or do

bring people in and along. You can’t just bully them, you can’t just assert and taunt, you have to be able to persuade. Americans don’t want, as their representatives, people who seem empty or crazy.” Still, it’s not too early to discern the shape of the Republican race. In one scenario, the finalists are Palin (tea-party grassroots favorite) vs. the

you take taxpayers’ money and inject it into the system in hopes that you prevent a depression? And I chose the latter.” Bush didn’t shy from his position when interviewed by Rush Limbaugh. “If you had it to do over, would you do the TARP bailout?” “Yeah, I would have,” Bush told Limbaugh. “I didn’t like it at all, but when you’re president you get faced with stark choices, and I couldn’t have lived with myself had the country gone into a deep depression, and people’s lives would have been affected.” Limbaugh, declining to challenge Bush on this,

“This was one ugly way to end a presidency.” Even then, the ideologues were opposed. Bush quotes “one Republican senator” — Jim Bunning of Kentucky — as saying the TARP program would “take away the free market and institute socialism in America.” He recalls his own party’s efforts to defeat TARP, and a public letter written by conservative activist Grover Norquist saying only “Dear President Bush: No.” Bush acknowledges that he undertook “the most drastic intervention in the free market since the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt,” but he says it “helped spare the American people from an economic disaster of historic proportions.” He defends the “automakers’ rescue” with federal loans: “I had to safeguard American workers and families from a widespread collapse.” He concedes that the AIG bailout was “basically a nationalization of America’s largest insurance company.” But, he adds, “that was a hell of a lot better than a financial collapse.” In one of his few pieces of advice for those who remain in Washington, Bush recommends that “Congress should not infringe on the Federal Reserve’s independence in conducting monetary policy.” As Sarah Palin and other conservatives lash out at the Fed, it’s another reason to pine for Bush.

Setting aside ideology? Those are fightin’ words in Washington now. changed the subject to Democratic culpability for the subprime-mortgage disaster. Bush resumed his defense of his interventionist economic policies when he sat down with Lauer for an interview, this time on the Today show. “The lesson there is that I had to set aside an ideology,” he said. Setting aside ideology? Those are fightin’ words in Washington now. Bush was fiercely ideological, too, but in this instance he felt the competing pull of responsibility. “I felt like the captain of a sinking ship,” he writes in the memoir, adding:

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non-Palin (establishment favorite); in the other likely scenario, a Palin surrogate will face off against the establishment designate. That takes us to February 2012; by that point, perhaps the finalists will be able to explain, with specifics, how they would cut the deficit without raising anybody’s taxes, and how they would tame “runaway govern-

ment spending” without touching the popular entitlement programs that all citizens, conservative and otherwise, have come to take for granted. How many of you think we’ll get specifics instead of bromides? Can I see a show of hands? E-mail Dick Polman at







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DICK POLMAN from C1 The core answer to that one is pretty obvious. It’s ego. There’s always the chance, however remote, of having one’s face chiseled in granite for eternity, with generations of grateful Washington tourists paying homage. Why else would Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin* (I’ll explain the asterisk), Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Haley Barbour, John Thune, Mike Pence, Mitch Daniels, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Jim DeMint, and Rick Santorum even remotely contemplate spending the next 14 months cruising the back roads of rural Iowa? Granted, everybody on that potential list would insist that they seek only to fix our problems and restore the nation’s greatness. But here’s the problem: President Obama’s reelection prospects will markedly improve if the economy bounces back; the GOP’s prospects are strongest if the economy stays in the pits. Which means that any new Republican, by definition, is likely to be saddled with the same headaches that currently plague Obama — notably, the need to cure serious economic ills by making tough choices that are tantamount to political suicide in an ideologically polarized environment dominated by special interests and a trash-talking 24/7 cable and digital news cycle. You think Obama has problems with his liberal base? Just imagine how the tea-partyers would react if a new Republican president publicly contemplated a tax increase, as part of a broader plan to close the deficit. Many in the conservative base would assail such a move as a betrayal of Ronald Reagan (forgetting, of course, that Reagan himself signed a succession of tax increases), and there would be heaps of denigrating snark from the identically blond anchorwomen on Fox News. But candidates at the start of a race never foresee such a fate; right now, the likely Republicans are too busy playing the ritual game of peekaboo (the peripatetic Romney: “I haven’t made the decision”), raising scads of money (Romney is strong on Wall Street; just for the opening round in Iowa and New Hampshire, a

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — For one half Saturday, Matt McGloin was living up to his newfound fame, dissecting the opponent’s secondary and giving Penn State an unlikely 11-point lead at a stunned Ohio Stadium. Then reality reared its head. Ohio State played like the nation’s No. 8 team in the second half while the Nittany Lions played like the team that had started the season 3-3. And McGloin crashed back to earth, throwing a pair of interceptions that the home team

returned for touchdowns. So the wave of success recently enjoyed by the Lions vanished faster than steak at a football dinner, disappearing under a Buckeyes onslaught that gave them a 38-14 Big Ten Conference win in front of a delightd crowd of Penn State 14 e105,466. Ohio State 38 Penn State’s ¢ Next: Indiana winning streak at Penn State, ended after Saturday at noon three games. (Big Ten Network) And the Nittany Lions (6-4, 3-3 Big Ten) found themselves on the wrong side of the second 35-point swing with which they had been involved in two weeks. Instead of the Lions rallying from 21-0 down to defeat Northwestern, See PENN STATE on D3

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efore all of the interceptions, the big contract, and the dreadlocks, Asante Samuel was a 17-year-old who wanted more than anything to play college football for Georgia. But Georgia didn’t want him. It was one in a series of snubs — real or perceived — that he has used to fuel his drive to become one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. “I wanted to go there so bad,” the Eagles Eagles at cornerback “Seeing all Redskins said. the brand-new Monday shoes, the at 8:30 p.m. [Nike] Speed TV: ESPN, TDs, the stuff I MYPHL17 was never able Line: Eagles to get, or I by 31/2 didn’t have. I just wanted to INSIDE be a part of that. Yeah, it Previewing was a pretty the Eagles hurtful thing.” game and More than a the NFL. decade later, D8-12. Samuel wants to be a part of a much more exclusive club. He’s afraid the rejection may come again — as it did from Georgia or from the NFL teams that passed him over in the draft — and there’s nothing he can do about it. “To make it into the Hall of Fame, that’s what motivates me,” Samuel, 29, said Friday at the Eagles’ NovaCare Complex. “I realize I probably have to talk more just to help myself See SAMUEL on D9

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Circumstances could have conspired to make the first five weeks of the NHL season very different from what it’s been for the Flyers. Human nature being what it is, the deflated feeling they had from losing the Panthers 2 Stanley Cup Finals 5 on a fluky overtime Flyers g o a l i n G a m e 6 ¢ Next: Senators against Chicago at Flyers, could have lingered Monday at through their short 7 p.m. (CSN) summer and into the start of the regular Carter signs season. The notion that the huge deal chance to win the long His contract is elusive Cup might not extended by come around again 11 years, any time soon could $58 million. D13. have been mentally debilitating. Could have, but it clearly hasn’t. The Flyers showed again Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center how hungry they were to get back at it by brushing aside the Florida Panthers with cold efficiency. The final score, 5-2, was a true reflection of their dominance as they lifted their record to 8-0-1 in the last nine See FLYERS on D13

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His play has put the QB in a position to test the free-agent waters. Even after all this time, Michael Vick’s name atop the NFL passer rankings is a little jarring, like a pirate flag flying defiantly above an otherwise stately ocean liner. There it is, however — Vick, Phi. — riding the waves of the season better than Rivers, S.D.; Manning, Ind.; Manning, NY-G; Brees, N.O.; and all the others. Don’t even ask about McNabb, Was. He’s ranked 25th and taking on water fast. The formula for the Eagles has been simple since Vick replaced Kevin Kolb: If Vick starts and finishes the game, they win. The sample is admittedly small (three games), but it’s still true until it isn’t.

Along the way, Vick has risen to the top of the rankings, and he has done so in a most surprising manner. The quarterback who was criticized for being a great runner and a scattershot thrower in the first act of his NFL career is the only ranked quarterback not to throw an interception this season. No less a traditional analyst of the position than Ron Jaworski said last week that Vick is making sound reads of the defense, good decisions, and should be the starter in 2011 and beyond. “I can’t see Michael Vick not being the quarterback in Philadelphia,” Jaworski said. (Of course, Jaworski also said no See EAGLES on D9

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — You could have heard someone chewing gum when Andres Nocioni, arms spread wide, called out, “What are we doing?” During this most indicative moment of the 76ers’ embarrassing 116-93 loss to the 76ers 93 San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night, the Spurs 116 AT&T Center was sur- ¢ Next: 76ers at Cavaliers, prisingly quiet. I t w a s m i d w a y Tuesday at through the third quar- 7 p.m. (CSN) ter, more than halfway through the Sixers’ collapse, and Nocioni had just received an over-the-back call while trying to grab the missed shot of teammate Marreese Speights. Walking back downcourt, Nocioni yelled what seemed to be a rhetorical question. But after a few seconds, you began thinking Nocioni actually wanted an answer. “What are we doing?” Nocioni repeated, arms still wide, pointing, seeking out a teammate. Why was Speights shooting a 20-foot See 76ERS on D7

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ASSOCIATED PRESS out, the Big Ten representaMADISON, Wis. — Montee tive will be the highestBall ran for three touchdowns ranked team in the BCS ratin his first career start, and ings. Wisconsin was two spots Scott Tolzien threw for three ahead of the Buckeyes and more as No. 6 Wisconsin rout- four up over the Spartans goed Indiana, 83-20, on Saturday. ing into Saturday’s action. Wisconsin (9-1, 5-1 Big Ten) Ball ran for 167 yards and put up the most points by an freshman James White added FBS school this 144 yards and two season a n d Indiana in place of 20 scores matched the highJohn Clay, who 83 missed the first est scoring total Wisconsin by a team in a Big game of his caTen game since Ohio State’s reer after spraining his right 83-21 victory over Iowa in knee in last Saturday’s win at 1950. Purdue. It was the most points for Indiana (4-6, 0-6) kept it close the Badgers since an 85-0 win for a quarter, but quarterback over Marquette in 1915. and team leader Ben Chappell Wisconsin is hoping to go to left late in the first half favoring the Rose Bowl for the first his left knee and hip. time since 2000, and certainly Wisconsin scored on all 12 made a statement with its eye- possessions beginning when popping performance. Ball carried the ball five If the Badgers, Michigan straight times for 50 yards to State, and Ohio State all win make it 7-0 on a 1-yard TD run.

Top 25 1 OREGON (10-0) def. California, 15-13 Next: Idle 2. AUBURN (11-0) def. Georgia, 49-31 Next: Idle 3. TCU (11-0) def. San Diego State, 40-35 Next: Idle. 4. BOISE STATE (9-0) def. Idaho, 52-14, Friday Next: vs. Fresno State, Friday 5. LOUISIANA STATE (9-1) def. Louisiana-Monroe, 51-0 Next: vs. Mississippi, Saturday 6. WISCONSIN (9-1) def. Indiana 83-20 Next: vs. at Michigan, Saturday 7. STANFORD (9-1) def. Arizona State, 17-13 Next: at California, Saturday 8. OHIO STATE (9-1) def. Penn State, 38-14 Next: at No. 13 Iowa, Saturday 9. NEBRASKA (9-1) def. Kansas, 20-3 Next: at Texas A&M, Saturday 10. MICHIGAN STATE (9-1) Idle Next: vs. Purdue, Saturday 11. ALABAMA (8-2) def. No. 17 Mississippi St., 30-10 Next: vs. Georgia State, Sat. 12. OKLAHOMA STATE (8-1) at Texas Next: at Kansas, Saturday

13. IOWA (7-3) lost to Northwestern, 21-17 Next: vs. Ohio State, Saturday 14. ARKANSAS (8-2) def. UTEP, 58-21 Next: at No. 19 Miss. St., Sat. 15. UTAH (8-2) lost to Notre Dame, 29-3 Next: at San Diego St., Saturday 16. VIRGINIA TECH (8-2) def. North Carolina, 26-10 Next: at Miami (FL), Saturday 17. MISSISSIPPI STATE (7-3) lost to Alabama, 30-10 Next: vs. No. 15 Arkansas, Saturday 18. ARIZONA (7-3) lost to USC, 24-21 Next: idle 19. OKLAHOMA (8-2) def. Texa Tech., 45-7 Next: at Baylor, Saturday 20. MISSOURI (8-2) def. Kansas State, 38-28 Next: at Iowa State, Saturday 21. NEVADA (8-1) at Fresno State Next: vs. New Mexico St. Sat. 22. SOUTH CAROLINA (7-3) def. No. 24 Florida, 36-14 Next: vs. Troy, Saturday 23. TEXAS A&M (7-3) def. Baylor, 42-30 Next: vs. Nebraska, Saturday 24. FLORIDA (6-4) lost to No. 22 S. Carolina, 36-14 Next: vs. Appalachian State, Saturday 25. UCF (7-3) lost to So. Mississippi, 31-21 Next: at Tulane, Saturday

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Freshman Ross Krautman kicked a 24-yard field goal with 1 minute, 7 seconds to play as Syracuse (7-3, 4-2 Big East) edged Rutgers, 13-10, in Piscataway, N.J. Ryan Nassib, a Malvern Prep grad, threw a 4-yard TD pass to Antwon Bailey, who had runs of 14 and 15 yards on the gamewinning drive. Rutgers fans supported paralyzed player Eric LeGrand with signs, banners, and wrist bands at the first home game for the Knights (4-5, 1-3) since LeGrand suffered a spinal cord injury in an Oct. 16 game at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford. After this game, Rutgers officials said a 20-year-old man who apparently fell down a set of stairs at the stadium shortly before halftime had serious head injuries and was taken to the hospital, where he was in critical condition. Michigan 27, Purdue 16 — Denard Robinson was held to 68 yards while fumbling twice and thowing two interceptions, but the nation’s leader in yards rushing passed for 176 yards and a TD as the Wol-

verines (7-3, 3-3 Big Ten) defeated the Boilermakers (4-6, 2-4) in West Lafayette, Ind. West Virginia 37, Cincinnati 10 — Geno Smith threw for four first-half touchdowns as the Mountaineers (6-3, 2-2 Big East) beat the Bearcats (3-6, 1-3) in Morgantown, W.Va. Elsewhere: Tyler Bray threw three TD passes and ran for two more scores as host Tennessee routed Mississippi, 52-14, in Knoxville. … Maikon Bonani hit a field goal from 37 yards in overtime as South Florida beat host Louisville, 24-21. … D.J. Adams ran for three touchdowns and Danny O’Brien ran for one and threw for two, leading Maryland to a 42-23 victory over host Virginia in Charlottesville. … Freshman Stephen Morris passed for 230 yards and a touchdown to win the matchup of backup quarterbacks as Miami topped Tevin Washington and Georgia Tech, 35-10, in Atlanta. … In “the Biggest Little Game in America,” Pat Moffitt passed for 326 yards and three TDs to lead visiting Williams to a 31-16 win in the 8-0 Ephs’ 125th meeting with Amherst in Massachusetts.

Jeff Maehl caught a 29-yard pass for the only touchdown by No. 1 Oregon’s usually high-powered offense, but the Ducks’ defense shut down California in a 15-13 victory over the host Golden Bears on Saturday night. Cliff Harris returned a punt 64 yards for the only touchdown in the first half by the Ducks (10-0, 7-0 Pac-10), who wobbled on their path to the BCS title game. Darron Thomas passed for 155 yards, but led a final drive that chewed up the last 9 minutes, 32 seconds after a stellar defensive effort by the Bears (5-5, 3-4), who held the nation’s most potent offense to a season-low 317 yards. Derrick Hill forced a fumble and recovered it in the end zone for the Bears, who lost in Strawberry Canyon for the first time all season — but only after putting a mighty scare into their first topranked opponent in five years. Auburn 49, Georgia 31 — Cam Newton responded to all those allegations of wrongdoing with another brilliant performance, passing for two touchdowns and running for another to lead No. 2 Auburn into the Southeastern Conference championship game — and another step closer to playing for the national title. The Tigers (11-0, 7-0 SEC) pulled away from Georgia (5-6, 3-5) in the fourth quarter for a home victory that, at least for one day, took some of the heat off college football’s most dynamic player. Auburn will face South Carolina for the conference title on Dec. 4 in Atlanta, though there’s another huge game looming in two weeks: the Iron Bowl showdown against defending national champion Alabama in Tuscaloosa. “SEC! SEC! SEC!” the sellout crowd of 87,451 chanted in the closing minutes, looking forward to Auburn’s return to the title game for the first time since the perfect 2004 season. Texas Christian 40, San Diego State 35 — Andy Dalton threw for 240 yards and four touchdowns, three to fellow senior Jeremy Kerley, as thirdranked TCU rallied from an early two-touchdown deficit and then held on against San Diego State in its home finale in Fort Worth, Texas. It was the 20th consecutive home win for TCU (11-0, 7-0 Mountain West), which clinched at least a share of the conference title. The Horned Frogs, third in the BCS standings, won their 24th consecutive regular-season game, but it’ll be interesting to see how poll voters react to their closest game of the year. San Diego State (7-3, 4-2), riding its first four-game winning streak in 12 years, led by 14-0 less than six minutes into the game. After Dalton took a blindside hit from Rob Andrews in the end zone and fumbled with 9:16 left in the first quarter, TCU scored touchdowns on five of its next six drives before halftime to build a 34-14 lead. Northwestern 21, Iowa 17 — Dan Persa threw for 318 yards and two late touchdowns before rupturing his Achilles tendon, and Northwestern (7-3, 3-3 Big Ten) handed No. 13 Iowa (7-3, 4-2) another devastating loss in Evanston, Ill.

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Oregon’s Cliff Harris is tackled by California’s C.J. Moncrease. The Ducks won and maintained their perfect record. Persa hurt himself running to join his celebrating teammates after the winning score. The injury ended the junior’s season. Notre Dame 28, Utah 3 — Freshman Tommy Rees threw three touchdown passes in his first collegiate start and host Notre Dame (5-5) used two Utah special-teams mistakes to rout the slumping, 15th-ranked Utes (8-2). Southern California 24, Arizona 21 — Marc Tyler ran for a career-high 160 yards and visiting USC (7-3, 4-3 Pac-10) knocked off No. 18 Arizona (7-3, 4-3). LSU 51, Louisiana-Monroe 0 — Ron Brooks returned an interception for a score, Lavar Edwards brought back a fumble for another, and the defense dominated for host LSU (9-1) throughout the fifth-ranked Tigers’ blowout of LouisianaMonroe (4-6). Stanford 17, Arizona State 13 — Andrew Luck threw for 292 yards and engineered a long fourth-quarter scoring drive to set up Owen Marecic’s second

1-yard TD dive, lifting No. 7 Stanford (10-1, 6-1 Pac-10) to a defense-dominated win over host Arizona State (4-6, 2-5). Nebraska 20, Kansas 3 — Rex Burkhead and Roy Helu Jr. ran for touchdowns and ninthranked Nebraska (9-1, 5-1 Big Twelve) held Kansas (3-7, 1-5) to 87 total yards in Lincoln, Neb. Alabama 30, Mississippi State 10 — Greg McElroy passed for 227 yards, including a 78-yard touchdown to Mark Ingram, and No. 11 Alabama (8-2, 5-2 SEC) rolled to a home win over No. 17 Mississippi State (7-3, 3-3). Oklahoma State 33, Texas 16 — Brandon Weeden passed for 409 yards and Kendall Hunter had two rushing touchdowns as No. 12 Oklahoma State (9-1, 5-1 Big Twelve) ended a 12-year losing streak to host Texas (4-6, 2-5). Arkansas 58, Texas-El Paso 21 — Ryan Mallett threw for a school-record five touchdowns and ran for another as 14th-ranked Arkansas (8-2) defeated visiting UTEP (6-5).

Virginia Tech 26, North Carolina 10 — Tyrod Taylor hit Marcus Davis with a pair of thirdquarter touchdown passes to help No. 16 Virginia Tech (8-2, 6-0 ACC) beat North Carolina (6-4, 3-3) on the road. Oklahoma 45, Texas Tech 7 — Ryan Broyles caught three of Landry Jones’ five touchdown passes, leading the 19thranked Sooners (8-2, 4-2 Big Twelve) to a victory against Texas Tech (5-5, 3-5) in Norman, Okla. Missouri 38, Kansas State 28 — Blaine Gabbert accounted for three touchdowns in a strong bounceback effort and No. 20 Missouri (8-2, 4-2 Big Twelve) made just as many big plays on defense in a victory over errorprone Kansas State (6-3, 3-4) in its home finale. South Carolina 36, Florida 14 — Marcus Lattimore ran 40 times for a career-high 212 yards and three touchdowns, Stephen Garcia played turnover-free, and 22d-ranked South Carolina (7-3, 5-3 SEC) beat No. 24 Florida (6-4, 4-4) in Gainesville, Fla., to clinch the SEC Eastern Division for the first time. Texas A&M 42, Baylor 30 — Cyrus Gray ran for 137 yards and scored three of his careerhigh four touchdowns in the second half as No. 23 Texas A&M (7-3, 4-2 Big Twelve) rallied from a 16-point, first-half deficit to defeat Baylor (7-4, 4-3) in Waco, Texas. Southern Mississippi 31, Central Florida 21 — Austin Davis threw for 264 yards and four touchdowns, helping Southern Mississippi (7-3, 4-2 Conference USA) rally to hand No. 25 Central Florida (7-3, 5-1) a home loss after gaining its first national ranking.

Friday night. Kellen Moore

threw two touchdown passes in the first half, Chris Potter broke three tackles on his way to a 76-yard punt return for a touchdown the first time Boise State touched the ball, and the fourth-ranked Broncos (9-0, 5-0 Western Athletic Conference) routed rival Idaho (4-6, 1-4), 52-14, in Moscow, Idaho.

Saturday’s Scores EAST Albany, N.Y. 24, Wagner 14 Bentley 27, Stonehill 17 Bluffton 21, Defiance 16 Bowdoin 26, Colby 21 Brown 35, Dartmouth 28 Bryant 27, Robert Morris 21 C.W. Post 42, Slippery Rock 38 Cnt. Conn. St. 49, Mnmouth, N.J. 48, 2OT Clarion 49, Millersville 10 Colgate 31, Bucknell 7 Columbia 20, Cornell 17 Cortland St. 20, Ithaca 17 Dayton 41, Marist 34, 2OT Delaware 45, Massachusetts 27 Duquesne 41, St. Francis, Pa. 17 Edinboro 28, East Stroudsburg 25 Endicott 38, Maine Maritime 35 Geneva 30, Westminster, Pa. 24, 3OT Gettysburg 57, Franklin & Marshall 35 Grove City 35, Thiel 21 Holy Cross 37, Lafayette 27 Indiana, Pa. 27, West Chester 10 Lebanon Valley 28, Albright 13 Lehigh 24, Georgetown, D.C. 7 Maine 28, Towson 18 Merrimack 46, Pace 14 Middlebury 42, Tufts 20 Montclair St. 21, William Paterson 8 Morrisville St. 48, W. Connecticut 25 Navy 38, Cent. Michigan 37 New Hampshire 31, Villanova 24 Penn 34, Harvard 14 RPI 29, Merchant Marine 27 Rochester 35, Hobart 34 Rowan 27, College of N.J. 7 S. Connecticut 52, St. Anselm 21

Springfield 26, Union, N.Y. 15 Stony Brook 55, Gardner-Webb 3 Syracuse 13, Rutgers 10 Ursinus 41, Dickinson 21 Washington & Lee 45, Juniata 3 West Virginia 37, Cincinnati 10 Widener 28, Delaware Valley 27 Wilkes 21, King's, Pa. 17 Yale 14, Princeton 13 SOUTH Alabama A&M 21, MVSU 7 Appalachian St. 43, Wofford 13 Bethel, Tenn. 36, Shorter 26 Bethune-Cookman 35, Howard 20 Boston College 21, Duke 16 Bridgewater, Va. 38, Catholic 28 Carson-Newman 49, Tusculum 48 Charleston Southern 42, Presbyterian 39 Chattanooga 48, Samford 14 Christopher Newport 49, Methodist 10 Coastal Carolina 45, Liberty 31 Cumberlands 52, Cumberland, Tenn. 27 Delta St. 41, Lambuth 17 E. Kentucky 42, Tennessee Tech 29 Elon 30, Furman 25 Emory & Henry 27, Guilford 3 Florida A&M 17, Hampton 12 Georgetown, Ky. 24, Belhaven 19 Georgia Southern 28, W. Carolina 6 Glenville St. 28, Shepherd 24 Hampdn-Sydny 31, Randolph-Macon 28 Jacksonville 31, Campbell 24 Jacksonville St. 29, SE Missouri 27 James Madison 30, William & Mary 24 Kentucky 38, Vanderbilt 20 Louisiana Col. 44, Hardin-Simmons 42 Marshall 28, Memphis 13

Maryland 42, Virginia 23 McMurry 28, Mississippi College 17 Miami 35, Georgia Tech 10 Morehead St. 37, Valparaiso 15 Murray St. 61, Austin Peay 35 N.C. State 38, Wake Forest 3 Nicholls St. 37, Northwestern St. 7 Norfolk St. 31, Delaware St. 21 North Texas 23, Middle Tennessee 17 Old Dominion 45, VMI 28 Richmond 15, Rhode Island 6 San Diego 29, Davidson 15 Savannah St. 28, N.C. Central 21 Shenandoah 44, Greensboro 16 South Florida 24, Louisville 21, OT Southern Miss. 31, UCF 21 Tennessee 52, Mississippi 14 Thomas More 33, Mount St. Joseph 0 Tulane 54, Rice 49 Union, Ky. 47, Faulkner 33 Virginia Tech 26, North Carolina 10 MIDWEST Adrian 24, Alma 13 Allegheny 17, Oberlin 14 Army 45, Kent St. 28 Ashland 87, Lake Erie 17 Augustana, Ill. 20, Illinois Wesleyan 17 Augustana, S.D. 32, Upper Iowa 0 Bemidji St. 45, Minn.-Crookston 3 Benedictine, Ill. 35, Wis. Lutheran 14 Bethel, Minn. 19, Augsburg 6 Capital 34, Marietta 31 Case Reserve 28, Carnegie-Mellon 0 Chadron St. 31, Mesa, Colo. 21 Chicago 13, Washington, Mo. 10 Coe 47, Cornell, Iowa 7 Concordia, Ill. 52, Aurora 45

Concordia, Moor. 24, St. Olaf 21 Concordia, St.P. 32, SW Minnesota St. 14 Crown, Minn. at Minn.-Morris, ccd. Denison 27, Kenyon 7 Doane 42, Briar Cliff 14 Drake 10, Butler 7 Dubuque 21, Buena Vista 14 Franklin 48, Hanover 25 Grand Valley St. 28, Saginaw Valley St. 7 Hastings 17, Nebraska Wesleyan 14 Hillsdale 31, Tiffin 24 Hope 56, Olivet 21 Illinois St. 27, E. Illinois 23 Indiana St. 30, Youngstown St. 24 Indianapolis 31, Ohio Dominican 17 John Carroll 31, Baldwin-Wallace 28 Lakeland 29, Concordia, Wis. 7 Lindenwood 29, William Jewell 18 Loras 24, Luther 10 Malone 56, Olivet Nazarene 21 Maranatha Baptist 14, Rockford 6 Mary 48, Northern St., S.D. 3 Michigan 27, Purdue 16 Michigan Tech 12, N. Michigan 0 Minnesota 38, Illinois 34 Missouri 38, Kansas St. 28 Missouri Western 48, Fort Hays St. 21 Mount Union 52, Muskingum 0 N. Dakota St. 31, S. Dakota St. 24 Northwestern 21, Iowa 17 Northwestern, Iowa 24, Midland 6 Notre Dame 28, Utah 3 Ohio Northern 35, Heidelberg 14 Ohio St. 38, Penn St. 14 Ohio Wesleyan 47, Hiram 24 Otterbein 37, Wilmington, Ohio 14 Rose-Hulman 40, Earlham 15

S. Illinois 20, W. Illinois 10 Sioux Falls 44, Concordia, Neb. 7 St. Cloud St. 42, Minn. St., Moorhead 16 St. John's, Minn. 49, Hamline 0 St. Scholastica 34, Westminster, Mo. 28 Trine 58, Albion 16 Urbana 32, Notre Dame Coll. 0 W. Michigan 45, E. Michigan 30 Winona St. 24, Wayne, Neb. 13 Wis.-River Falls 45, Wis.-Eau Claire 42 Wis.-Stevens Pt. 45, Wis.-Platteville 24 Wis.-Stout 28, Wis.-Oshkosh 14 Wis.-Whitewater 24, Wis.-LaCrosse 0 Wisconsin 83, Indiana 20 Wittenberg 22, Wooster 17 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 58, UTEP 21 E. New Mexico 35, Tarleton St. 10 Jackson St. 52, Ark.-Pine Bluff 30 Lamar 24, South Dakota 20 Oklahoma 45, Texas Tech 7 Prairie View 35, Alcorn St. 27 Sam Houston St. 20, Cent. Arkansas 13 Stephen F.Austin 51, SE Louisiana 14 TCU 40, San Diego St. 35 W. Kentucky 36, Arkansas St. 35, OT FAR WEST Air Force 48, New Mexico 23 BYU 49, Colorado St. 10 Colorado 34, Iowa St. 14 E. Washington 31, S. Utah 24 Louisiana Tech 41, New Mexico St. 20 Montana 27, North Dakota 17 N. Colorado 35, Portland St. 30 Sacramento St. 45, Idaho St. 17 Washington St. 31, Oregon St. 14 Weber St. 27, N. Arizona 26

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Win gives Penn share of Ivy title After battering Harvard,

the Quakers have a chance to claim sole possession next week. By Mario Aguirre


For the second consecutive year, the Penn football team will own at least a share of the Ivy League crown. That much was certain Saturday afternoon after the Quakers defeated Harvard, 34-14, in front of an announced crowd of 12,546 at Franklin Field. Penn (8-1 overall, 6-0 league) had an opportunity to clinch the title outright, but that hinged on Yale’s losing to Princeton on Saturday. Yale (5-1 Ivy) escaped with a 14-13 win. The Quakers can claim the Ivy championship outright by beating Cornell (2-7, 1-5) on the road in the season finale next Saturday. The Quakers will gain sole possession of the title regardless of that outcome if Harvard beats Yale. “We’d like to be greedy and win it outright,” Penn coach Al Bagnoli said after earning at least a share of his eighth title. “I think it’s really, really hard — and speaks volumes of your team’s character and work ethic and focus — if you could go back-to-back unbeaten.” Last season, the Quakers finished 8-2 overall and 7-0 in the Ivy. This year, they’re on pace to repeat, thanks in part to their defense. On Saturday, Penn led by 10-0 at halftime and by 27-0 after three quarters. Harvard (6-3, 4-2) put up empty offensive numbers, including two touchdowns, in the fourth quarter to make it look closer. The Crimson finished with advantages in total yards (410 to 278) and passing yards (248 to 56). But Harvard did not advance past Penn’s 20-yard line until the fourth quarter. “Penn played well in all phases,” Crimson coach Tim Murphy said. “Their defense, obviously, is very, very strong.”

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Second quarter Penn–FG Samson 19, 12:22. Penn–Colavita 2 run (Samson kick), 3:15. Third quarter Penn–Jack 25 pass from Ragone (Samson kick), 10:08. Penn–FG Samson 45, 6:30. Penn–Ragone 6 run (Samson kick), 2:09. Fourth quarter Harv–Cook 31 pass from Winters (Mothander kick), 11:04. Penn–Colavita 35 run (Samson kick), 10:14. Harv–Gordon 3 run (Mothander kick), 2:15. A: 12,546. Harv Penn First downs 24 12 Rushes-yards 38-162 46-222 Passing 248 56 Comp-Att-Int 24-49-3 4-12-0 Return Yards 0 121 Punts-Avg. 7-40.1 6-40.2 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-2 Penalties-Yards 7-63 3-25 Time of Possession 28:53 31:07 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing: Harvard, Gordon 21-110, Chapple 4-22, Winters 8-17, Scales 5-13. Penn, Colavita 17-122, Ragone 12-64, Jack 6-24, DeLuca 4-19, DiMaggio 2-1, Team 2-(minus 2), Bailey 3-(minus 6). Passing: Harvard, Winters 21-44-3-219, Chapple 3-5-0-29. Penn, Ragone 4-12-0-56. Receiving: Harvard, Chrissis 6-67, Richards 5-51, Cook 4-52, Gordon 4-22, Schwarzkopf 2-35, Juszczyk 2-15, Scales 1-6. Penn, Calvert 1-25, Jack 1-25, Bailey 1-3, Nawrocki 1-3.

Early in the second quarter, Penn linebacker Jason Rasmussen recovered a fumble, and four plays later, kicker Andrew Samson made a 19-yard field goal for a 3-0 Quakers lead. Samson also added a 45-yarder in the third quarter. Later in the second quarter, Penn linebacker Erik Rask blocked a Harvard field-goal attempt, and the Quakers recovered at their own 38. Penn running back Brandon Colavita finished the ensuing drive with a 2-yard scoring run, his first of two, as the Quakers took a 10-0 lead into halftime. Colavita finished with 122 yards on 17 carries. “Games get decided by turnovers — they get decided by special teams before they get decided by offense and defense,” Bagnoli said. Penn quarterback Billy Ragone completed 4 of 12 passes for 56 yards and a touchdown pass to Jeff Jack. Ragone also rushed for 64 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown. Contact staff writer Mario Aguirre at 215-854-4550 or

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First quarter UNH–Peters 51 run (Delago kick), 10:49. UNH–FG Delago 22, 9:09. Second quarter Vill–Babbaro 10 run (Hamilton kick), 10:40. UNH–Toman 10 run (Delago kick), 8:54. Vill–FG Hamilton 29, 5:53. UNH–Orlando 56 pass from Toman (Delago kick), 5:32. Vill–Whitney 5 run (Hamilton kick), 3:25. Third quarter UNH–Fox 6 pass from Toman (Delago kick), 5:08. Fourth quarter Vill–Whitney 2 run (Hamilton kick), 14:50. A: 7,103. UNH Vill First downs 15 32 Rushes-yards 36-210 55-258 Passing 158 192 Comp-Att-Int 11-23-1 16-37-0 Return Yards 16 31 Punts-Avg. 6-33.7 2-53.5 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 4-3 Penalties-Yards 8-80 9-76 Time of Possession 21:55 38:05 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing: New Hampshire, Peters 12-157, Jellison 8-31, Toman 14-23, Fox 1-0, Team 1-(minus 1). Villanova, Whitney 24-88, Ball 19-82, Babbaro 6-43, Doss 3-39, Reynolds 1-4, Wells 2-2. Passing: New Hampshire, Toman 11-22-1-158, Jellison 0-1-0-0. Villanova, Whitney 16-36-0-192, Team 0-1-0-0. Receiving: New Hampshire, Fox 5-56, Orlando 3-92, Jellison 2-7, Mason 1-3. Villanova, N.White 6-67, Wells 5-78, Babbaro 2-14, Miles 1-23, Doss 1-5, Reynolds 1-5.

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Nittany Lions safety Drew Astorino is too late to prevent Ohio State’s Jake Stoneburner from

coming up with a fourth-quarter reception for the Buckeyes’ final touchdown.

Penn St. comes up half empty

PENN STATE from D1 35-21, this was the Buckeyes (9-1, 5-1) scoring 35 unanswered points — all in the second half — to pull away after trailing by 14-3 at the break. “Things were looking good for us,” running back Evan Royster said. “But I don’t know how things changed so quickly. It was just like that. It’s tough to change the momentum back once you lose it.” McGloin, the former walkon who had become a feelgood story nationally, showed himself to be human. The redshirt sophomore hit 12 of his first 15 passes. During that time, he had a run of nine straight completions that included touchdown throws to Justin Brown and Derek Moye. However, after missing his final two throws of the first half, he suffered through a miserable 3-for-13 second half that included a pair of “pick sixes,” by Ohio State’s Devon Torrence (34 yards) and Travis Howard (30). “I think they did a couple of things a little better,” Penn State coach Joe Paterno said of the Buckeyes. “I think [McGloin] got a little bit too anxious. I don’t know; I’ll have to take a look at the tapes and talk to him. But I think that’s what usually happens with a young guy.” McGloin credited the Buckeyes with making adjustments at halftime. “We tried to play the game out and keep control of the ball,” he said, “but unfortunately, we weren’t able to do that. Their defense stepped up when they needed to.” Ohio State’s defense showed why it is ranked in the top four nationally in all four major categories, holding the Penn State offense to 60 yards in 26 plays in the second half. But it wasn’t all the Buckeyes. Devon Smith and Moye dropped thirddown passes on back-to-back series when the Lions were within 17-14. The Penn State defense played the second half with-

out linebacker Michael Mauti. Paterno said Mauti’s shoulder “had gone out of place,” but he didn’t elaborate on the injury. The Buckeyes drove 96 yards on their initial secondhalf possession to start swinging the momentum back their way. Dan Herron, who rushed for 190 yards on 21 carries, scored on a 5-yard run to charge up the crowd and get Ohio State within 14-10. On the fourth play of Penn State’s ensuing drive, McGloin’s pass in the left flat was picked off by Torrence, who tipped it twice before securing it and heading for the end zone. The TDs, just 2 minutes, 4 seconds apart, gave the Buckeyes the lead for good. The football again bounced Ohio State’s way in the fourth quarter when Terrelle Pryor threw deep into double coverage to DeVier Posey. The ball was tipped away from Posey — right into the hands of teammate Dane Sanzenbacher, who completed the 58-yard touchdown. “It was just a freak play,” said free safety Drew Astorino, who had solid coverage on the play with D’Anton Lynn. “We did our jobs. We did them well. Obviously, the ball just didn’t bounce our way that time, so what are you going to do?” With a running game that piled up 314 yards, Pryor didn’t have to do much, throwing the ball just 13 times, twice for touchdowns. When asked about his quarterback situation at last week’s practice, Paterno said he “hadn’t thought about it.” McGloin said the focus was forward, not backward, to Saturday’s game in Landover, Md., against Indiana. “We’ll see how we respond Monday,” he said. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to come out with confidence like we have the past couple of weeks.”


Villanova could go from being last season’s national champion to not even making the playoffs this year. After Saturday’s 31-24 loss to No. 17 New Hampshire at Villanova Stadium, the ninthranked Wildcats will be fighting for survival. That’s what is at stake for the defending Football Championship Subdivision champion in next week’s game at Delaware. A loss in the regularseason finale would mark the first time Villanova failed to make the playoffs since 2007. “I don’t even know how you can talk about playoffs. I really don’t,” said Villanova coach Andy Talley, whose squad (6-4, 4-3 Colonial Athletic Association) lost back-to-back games for the first time since 2006, when the Wildcats fell to Maine and Towson. “We had our opportunities,” he said. “We had our opportunities last week [at Rhode Island]. We had our opportunities this week. You have to start playing like a playoff team. And I didn’t get that feeling today.” That’s because Villanova was penalized nine times for 76 yards and turned the ball over three times. “I just expected more out of our team,” said Talley, whose squad trailed by 10-0 early and never fully recovered. “I’m surprised our defense would give up 31 points.” Despite that, Villanova still had an opportunity to force overtime or beat New Hampshire (6-4, 4-3) with a touchdown and a possible ensuing two-point conversion. Trailing by 31-24, Villanova had a first and goal at the New Hampshire 5-yard line with 26.3 seconds left. After throwing a first-down incompletion, Villanova quarterback Chris Whitney fumbled on the next play while being sacked by New Hampshire’s Brian McNally, and defensive end Cody Muller recovered. “I didn’t see [McNally] at all,” Whitney said. “I thought

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the play we had called had a chance. I just didn’t see him. … We didn’t get it done.” Villanova dominated the game statistically, holding a 32-15 edge in first downs. Villanova also ran 92 offensive plays — compared with 59 by New Hampshire — and held an advantage in total offensive yards, 450 to 368.

Notes. Scouts from the San

Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, and Atlanta Falcons were at Saturday’s game to evaluate Villanova offensive tackle Ben Ijalana. The 6-foot-4, 320-pound senior is graded as a third-round pick, according to NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock. … Villanova wideout/kick returner Matt Szczur (ankle) missed his sixth consecutive game. Talley said he would know Tuesday if the all-American will play against Delaware. Contact staff writer Keith Pompey at 610-313-8029 or Follow on Twitter at @pompeysgridlock




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’Nova on the ropes after a tough loss INQUIRER STAFF WRITER



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Penn State Notes

Paterno: Mauti’s injury hurt Lions By Joe Juliano


COLUMBUS, Ohio — One week after he anchored the second-half defensive effort in Penn State’s comeback win over Northwestern, linebacker Michael Mauti spent the second half Saturday on the sideline for all but a couple of plays. Coach Joe Paterno said Mauti’s shoulder “had gone out of place.” He added that Mauti “has been having troubles with that shoulder,” although that had not been known previously. “That hurt,” he said. “Mauti’s been playing really well.” Mauti, a redshirt sophomore, posted six tackles — five unassisted and two for losses, including a sack — against Northwestern, the game that gave Paterno his 400th career win.

Tailbacks down In the span of back-toback plays in the third quarter, Penn State went from three available tailbacks to one. Stephfon Green was knocked woozy on a kickoff return and stayed down for about five minutes before standing and going off on a cart. Paterno said Green “got his head bounced around,” but he was not specific about the injury. “I was scared to death,” he said. “But I think he’s going to be all right.” On the play after the kickoff, Evan Royster limped off the field after a short gain. Royster, who briefly returned in the fourth quarter, said a lineman fell on his leg during the tackle, but he thought he would be all right. The injuries left freshman Silas Redd as the only

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Paterno had the Nittany Lions go for it on three fourth-down plays in the first half, but the third gamble came into question. With a 14-3 lead, the Lions had fourth and 1 from the Ohio State 20 with 1 minute, 46 seconds remaining in the first half, well within Collin Wagner’s fieldgoal range. But Redd darted to the outside on what appeared to be a planned run up the middle, and gained nothing. “I need to see it,” guard Stefen Wisniewski said, “but I think it would have been smarter to cut back than bounce it outside. But Silas is a freshman. He’ll learn from something like that.” Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said he thought the stop was the turning point for the Buckeyes and sparked their stepped-up play in the second half. “Our guys went out in the second half and took over, but I think it was fueled by how hard that defense fought in that last series that they had to stop them,” Tressel said.

History made

When quarterback Matt McGloin hit Justin Brown for 23 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter, it marked the first time Penn State had scored on a pass in Ohio Stadium in 12 games dating from 1963. McGloin’s 6-yard touchdown pass to Derek Moye in the second quarter gave the Lions 14 points, the most they have scored in a Big Ten game at the Horseshoe since joining the conference in 1993. Saturday marked their ninth such game here.

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Area College Football College Basketball

Devlin on target as Hens top UMass

Butler celebrates run with win

ASSOCIATED PRESS that featured radio calls from mitted only six turnovers, handily beat the 0-1 Salukis. Diego to a victory over the Butler celebrated last sea- Butler’s NCAA tournament up- and forced Marian into 16 Richardson finished 4 for 5 49ers. The Aztecs returned son’s accomplishments be- sets over Syracuse, Kansas turnovers. from three-point range. all five starters from last seafore Saturday’s opener. Then State, and Michigan State. Pittsburgh 95, North Florida Washington 118, McNeese son’s 25-9 team. the Bulldogs opened a new Fans clapped in unison, re- 49 — Roman Catholic gradu- State 64 — Matthew Bryanchapter in historic Hinkle kindling the image of a locker- ate Brad Wanamaker scored Amaning finished with 28 LOCAL: Behind freshman Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. room scene from the movie 17 points and the No. 5 Pan- points and 13 rebounds, and Nick Christian’s 18 points, PhilFROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS After unveiling the school’s Hoosiers, a scene that was thers (3-0) pulled away from the 18th-ranked Huskies rout- adelphia University defeated visPat Devlin threw touch- first Final Four banner in In- said to have taken place in the 0-2 Ospreys with a 26-6 ed the Cowboys in Seattle in iting Kutztown, 67-60. … Four down passes to four different diana’s oldest college basket- Hinkle. Cheyney players recorded dourun in the first half of Pitt’s both teams’ opener. receivers as Delaware routed ball arena, Shelvin Mack Otherwise, it was largely 50th straight victory at home Aziz N’Diaye had 13 points ble figures as the Wolves overMassachusetts, 45-27, on Sat- scored 20 points and Andrew business as usual for the Bull- against a nonconference op- and 15 boards for the Huskies came a two point deficit at Smith had a career-high 10 to dogs. What was different? urday in Amherst, Mass. ponent. J.J. Moore, a fresh- (1-0), who went 26-10 last sea- halftime to win at home, Gordon Hayward wasn’t man seeing his most exten- son and advanced to the Sweet 73-57, over the University of the Rob Jones, Andrew Pierce, lead No. 17 Butler past Mariaround after becoming the sive playing time so far this 16 in the NCAA Tournament be- Sciences. Caitlin Shaw led the Phillip Thaxton, and Colin Nau- an, 83-54. “This is a historic event,” first Butler player ever select- season, led Pitt with 19 points fore losing to West Virginia. Devils with 23 points, and gle all caught TD passes as the San Diego State 81, Long USP took the women’s game, Hens (9-1, 6-1) rolled up 510 said Marian coach John ed in the first round of the and had eight rebounds. Illinois 85, Southern Illinois 63 Beach State 65 — In the Az- 69-62. … Chestnut Hill fell to yards of total offense to beat Grimes. “Everybody respects NBA draft. But Butler didn’t — Demetri McCamey had 18 tecs’ first-ever game as a Southern Connecticut at Bridgethe Minutemen (6-4, 4-3) and what Butler did last year.” miss him Saturday. Butler shot 61.3 percent points and nine assists and ranked team, Kawhi Leonard port, 77-57. Brandon Williams grab a share of the Colonial Ath- Grimes’ players were so imletic Association championship. pressed they applauded dur- from the field, finished 8 of D.J. Richardson added 16 had 21 points and D.J. Gay was high man for the Griffins Rowan 27, College of New Jersey ing the pregame ceremony 24 from beyond the arc, com- points as the No. 13 Illini (3-0) added 20 to lead No. 25 San with 15 points. 7 — Steve Hevalow rushed for three TDs to lead the Profs (9-1, 8-1) past the Lions Inside Baseball (5-5, 5-4) in a New Jersey Athletic Conference game in Ewing, N.J. Rowan shares the NJAC title with Montclair State and Cortland State. Widener 28, Delaware Valley 27 — Chris Haupt threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to tight end Michael Penna with no time remaining in the game, then hooked up with wideout Cedric Clayton on The final destination for An area Amaro should not New York Yankees are going the two-point conversion as the Pride (5-5, 4-3) stunned the free-agent rightfielder is overlook is starting pitching. to have an overwhleming adthe eighth-ranked Aggies the primary focus of Phillies Yes, the Phillies will have vantage over the rest of the three of the best starting teams when that bidding war (8-2, 6-1) in a Middle Atlantic fans right now. We don’t really know where pitchers in baseball again begins. Conference game in DoylesThere are other free-agent town. Delaware Valley will the Jayson Werth issue ranks next season with the return of learn its NCAA Division III on Ruben Amaro Jr.’s list of Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, options, however, that would be an upgrade. Oakland’s Jusplayoff opponent on Sunday. things to do or how much mon- and Cole Hamels. “I think we’re pretty pleased tin Duchscherer, limited to 27 Lebanon Valley 28, Albright 13 ey he has to do it, but we can — The Dutchmen (6-4, 5-2 safely assume it’s at least a with our rotation and with how games the last two seasons MAC) won the season finale notch above returning phone it performed through the year,” because of injury, is one pitchover the Lions (5-5, 3-4) in calls from outsiders trying to Amaro said after his team was er worth a reasonable investfind out the inside agenda at eliminated by San Francisco in ment risk. And if the Phillies Annville, Pa. the National League Champion- would like to add a second Ursinus 41, Dickinson 21 — One Citizens Bank Way. Amaro will head to the gen- ship Series. “When we acquired lefty to the rotation, this YONG KIM / Staff Photographer Justin Decristofaro threw 70yard TD passes to Al Deside- eral managers’ meetings Mon- [Oswalt], we did some pretty ex- could be a good time to ap- Jayson Werth is a free agent. Ruben Amaro Jr. isn’t saying how rio and Nick Giarratano in day in Orlando with that infor- traordinary things when it proach Erik Bedard, who has much of an effort he’ll make to retain the slugging rightfielder. the fourth quarter to lead the mation held tight to his chest. came to wins and losses. There pitched in just 30 games the is no question having last two seasons because of “I think health would be one lent of Pete Rose for the 2008 Bears (8-2, 7-2) past the Raid- He admitted that sometimes trade those three guys in [way],” Amaro said. “I think World Series champion Philers (3-7, 3-6) in a Centennial injury. the rotation had the players who were not par- lies. Conference game in College- talks don’t start to The point here is that updevelop until these great impact.” ticularly consistent and did not “I think if any executive deville. Ursinus shares the congrading the starting rotation There is no quesplay particularly well or as serves to be a Hall of Famer, ference title with Muhlenberg meetings with his is not something that should GM peers. tion about that. well as they have in the past … it’s Pat,” Amaro said. “His sucand Johns Hopkins. ever be placed on the hot“There have been There are quescould have more appropriate cess rate is extraordinary. His Gettysburg 57, Franklin & Marstove back burner. t i m e s w h e r e I tions, however, years and seasons production- ability to obtain information shall 35 — Kody Smith was 19 there about the two pitchwise.” in a variety of ways is really for 28 for 281 yards and three t h o u g h t The N.L. Yankees. The Philwould be a great ers who filled out In truth, it’s hard to imagexceptional and he always inTDs as the Bullets (6-4, 5-5) the rotation. Joe lies have been compared ine any way the Phillies can cluded a lot of people in the won the Centennial Confer- trade environment Blanton and Kyle quite a bit to the New York be better without Werth un- process.” ence game over the visiting and nothing happened,” Amaro Kendrick, regard- Yankees in recent seasons less they’re able to acquire anGillick said that if he were Diplomats (6-4, 5-4). less of how any- with the qualifier being they other player of his caliber in voted into the Hall of Fame at Moravian 14, Muhlenberg 13 said. “There have body wants to spin are the National League’s ver- a trade. next month’s winter meet— David Wacker blocked a been other times when I did not think anything it, were not good enough. sion of the Yankees. The Philings, he’d be happiest for all third-quarter field-goal atlies are 25 World Series titles A vote for Gillick. Of the doz- the people who have worked would happen and there were Blanton, with two years and tempt and Patrick Gordon behind the Yankees, so they’d blocked an extra-point with a lot of trades. You never $17 million left on the ill-ad- have to stage one heck of a en candidates listed last week for him over the years. vised contract the Phillies know until you are face to for potential Hall of Fame “They were the ones who 1:05 to play to give the Greygave him last off-season, is 21st-century rally to catch election, it’s difficult to find provided me with the informahounds (6-4, 6-3 Centennial) face.” New York. The one thing Amaro admit- untradeable. one more deserving than tion I needed to make the the win over the Mules (7-3, One way the Phillies could former Phillies general man- right decisions,” Gillick said. Kendrick, eligible for salary ted is that he wants some re7-2) in Bethlehem, Pa. prove they are a worthy rival The other two executives Lehigh 24, Georgetown 7 — lief help before the Phillies arbitration for the first time, to the Yankees is by re-sign- ager Pat Gillick. convene in Clearwater for the is no lock to remain the fifth “I was very surprised and, listed among the 12 eligible Jay Campbell rushed for 118 start of spring training. starter even if the team does ing Werth even if it meant at the same time, excited and Hall of Fame candidates last yards and a TD and the Mounnot seek help from outside they had to spend more than humbled,” Gillick said from week were former MLB union tain Hawks (8-2, 4-0) clinched There’s every reason to bethey wanted. It would also his home in Seattle. “It was a chief Marvin Miller and late the organization. lieve the Phillies will get the the Patriot League title with likely require them to deal great feeling.” bullpen arms they need, and Knowing that the Phillies’ Yankees owner George Steinthe win over the Hoyas (3-7, with Raul Ibanez’s $11.5 milwhatever lefthanded relief rotation is a full house — brenner. They, too, deserve to In 27 seasons as a GM, Gil2-3) in Washington. arm they get will likely be an three aces and a pair of fives lion contract for one more lick’s teams won 11 division be in the Hall of Fame. Holy Cross 37, Lafayette 27 — upgrade over J.C. Romero, — Amaro should see what he season. titles and three World Series. Ryan Taggart passed for two Amaro was asked last In his last 22 seasons as a Contact staff writer Bob whose lack of command last can do about making it better. TDs and rushed for two more season evoked little faith The knee-jerk reaction in month how the Phillies could GM, he had 20 winning sea- Brookover to lead the Patriots (5-5, 2-2 from manager Charlie Man- these parts, of course, is to possibly be better without sons. You could argue that he at 215-854-2577 or Patriot) past the Leopards uel. bring back Cliff Lee, but the Werth. was the front-office equiva- (2-8, 1-3) in Easton, Pa. Lafayette QB Ryan O’Neil also had a career day, going 35 for 42 for 335 yards and four TDs. Colgate 31, Bucknell 7 — Nate Eachus rushed for 160 yards of the year, shooting a 3-under 69 Golf College Scores and three TDs as the Raiders to take a 1-stroke lead in the Lore(6-4, 3-2 Patriot) beat the Bison NCAA DIV. III ATLANTIC REGIONAL Australian Masters na Ochoa Invitational in GuadalaMen’s soccer 1. Geneseo, 47; 2. St. Lawrence, 55; 3. (1-9, 1-3) in Lewisburg, Pa. THIRD ROUND jara, Mexico. Harvard 2, Penn 1, 2OT New York, 101; 4. University of Adam Bland, Australia 65-67-70–202 ECAC DIVISION III Indiana 27, West Chester 10 Rochester, 124; 5. The College of New Daniel Gaunt, Australia 65-72-68–205 Rutgers-Camden 4, Elmira 0 Jersey, 200; 6. Plattsburgh, 215; 7. — Fourth-quarter TD runs by Philadelphia welterweight Mike TENNIS: Gael Monfils saved five Andre Stolz, Australia …67-67-72–206 DIVISION III Ithaca, 238; 8. Rowan, 260; 9. Fredonia, Darryl Herod and Teddy Jarrod Lyle, Australia ……69-70-69–208 First Round 283; 10. Vassar, 313. Jones won a 10-round, majority deci- match points to beat top-seeded Ryan Haller, Australia……71-72-66–209 Swarthmore 2, DeSales 1 Blakeman led the Crimson sion over Jesus Soto-Karass on the Roger Federer, 7-6 (7), 6-7 (1), 7-6 (4), Women’s cross country Stuart Appleby, Australia 71-69-69–209 Hawks (6-5) past the Golden Steven Jones, Australia …71-72-68–211 undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-An- and reach the Paris Masters final Women’s soccer NCAA DIV. III ATLANTIC REGIONAL D. McKenzie, Australia 71-72-68–211 Rams (4-7) in a nonleague 1. St. Lawrence, 59; 2. Geneseo 78; 3. tonio Margarito fight at Cowboys Sta- against Robin Soderling. Soderling NCAA TOURNAMENT Geoff Ogilvy, Australia 72-70-69–211 New York University, 104; 4. game in Indiana, Pa. First Round dium in Dallas on Saturday, mov- saved three match points before Kieran Pratt, Australia …69-72-70–211 Plattsburgh, 124; 5. Cortland, 145; 6. Georgetown 5, Siena 1 California 57, Cheyney 6 — C. Villegas, Colombia …71-70-70–211 Vassar, 147; 7. Ithaca, 178; 8. The ing to 23-0 with 18 knockouts. overcoming Michael Llodra, 6-7 (0), NCAA DIVISION II TOURNAMENT College of New Jersey, 199; 9. Rowan, Won Joon Lee, Australia 69-71-71–211 Josh Portis threw five touchFirst Round Jones seemed ready to knock 7-5, 7-6 (6). 233; 10. Hamilton, 338. Anthony Brown, Australia 70-69-72–211 Messiah 4, Manhattanville 0 down passes as the No. 10 VulPaul Sheehan, Australia 71-72-69–212 Soto-Karass out in Round 2, landing NCAA DIVISION III TOURNAMENT Kurt Barnes, Australia …67-76-69–212 cans (10-1) defeated the a barrage of punches, but the tough COLLEGE WOMEN’S SOCCER: MidTransactions A. Townsend, Australia 73-68-71–212 First Round Wolves (1-10) in a nonleague Soto-Karass survived, with cuts fielder Meghan Toohey of Michigan, Tiger Woods, U.S. ……69-72-71–212 Rowan 2, Stevenson game in California, Pa. over his eyes, and Jones briefly a graduate of Phil-Mont Christian Football Field hockey Lorena Ochoa Invitational Kutztown 27, Gannon 24 — NFL seemed to have run out of gas. He who has started every game this Ursinus 7, Juniata 2 In Guadalajara, Mexico Seattle Seahawks: Signed WR Ruvell Kevin Morton passed for 288 regained his energy in the fight’s season for the Wolverines, has THIRD ROUND Martin. Released DT Frank Okam. Women’s volleyball Suzann Pettersen ……70-65-69–204 yards and two TDs and Erik final rounds, landing punches freely been named to the all-Big Ten Karine Icher ………………70-67-68–205 American 3, Lafayette 0 Ice Hockey Frazier had 111 receiving to secure the decision over Soto- freshman team. In-Kyung Kim …………69-68-68–205 Army 3, Bucknell 0 NHL yards as the Bears finished a Ai Miyazato ……………68-69-68–205 Bethany 3, Swarthmore 2 Karass, who dropped to 24-5. League: Suspended Minnesota D Brent Stacy Lewis ………………67-69-69–205 CACC TOURNAMENT FINAL school-record 10-1 with win FIGURE SKATING: Three-time EuroBurns for two games for careless use of Paula Creamer …………68-66-72–206 Caldwell 3, Holy Family 0 his stick in an incident with Florida RW the nonleague win in Erie. GOLF: Adam Bland, who is headed to pean champion Carolina Kostner Amy Yang ………………71-68-68–207 Steve Bernier at the conclusion of a Men’s swimming Karrie Webb ……………70-69-68–207 C.W. Post 42, Slippery Rock 38 Nov. 12 game. the second stage of PGA Tour quali- skated with elegance and ease to Meena Lee ……………72-65-70–207 Binghamton 168.5, Drexel 129.5 Buffalo Sabres: Assigned G Jhonas En— Erik Anderkavich hit Joe fying school this week in Califor- lead after the short program at Azahara Munoz ………70-67-70–207 Bucknell 160, Colgate 52 roth to Portland (AHL). Botti with a 63-yard TD pass Cristie Kerr ……………64-76-68–208 Rowan 155, Misericordia 106 nia, shot a 1-under 70 at the Austra- Skate America in Portland, Ore. Columbus Blue Jackets: Assigned RW Candie Kung …………71-70-68–209 Swarthmore 129, Franklin and Marshall 74 Mike Blunden to Springfield (AHL). with 1:32 left to play to give lian Open in Melbourne, Australia, Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie Na Yeon Choi …………68-70-71–209 Ursinus 106, McDaniel 88 AHL the Post (7-4) the nonleague giving him a 3-shot lead over Daniel White, the silver medalists at the Widener 76, FDU-Florham 65 League: Suspended Toronto F Nazem Children's Miracle Kadri for two games as a result of his acwin at Slippery Rock (7-4). Gaunt. Tiger Woods failed to make up Vancouver Olympics, led after the Women’s swimming Network Classic tions in a Nov. 11 game at Adirondack. Shippensburg 41, Lock Haven any ground in the rain, shooting an ice dance short program despite Binghamton 172.5, Drexel 125.5 In Lake Buena Vista, Fla. College 17 — Kevin Marshall caught even-par 71 that left him 10 back and White’s fall on a twizzle sequence. Colgate 156, Bucknell 87 THIRD ROUND Memphis: Announced the dismissal Roland Thatcher …65p-63m-70m–198 Rowan 148, Misericordia 107 scoring passes for the game’s resigned to not winning this year. freshman G Jelan Kendrick from the Chris Stroud ………62p-70m-70m–202 Ursinus 112, McDaniel 93 first two TDs as the Raiders 8 Roland Thatcher remains on track SKIING: Marlies Schild of Austria men's basketball team. Spencer Levin ……68p-68m-67m–203 Widener 78, FDU-Florham 68 (5-6) won the nonleague game in an improbable bid to keep his used a blazing second run to win Brett Wetterich ……68m-67p-68m–203 Men’s rifle Robert Garrigus …68p-65m-70m–203 at Lock Haven (0-11). PGA Tour card, shooting a 2-under the first women’s World Cup slaBrian Gay …………67p-65m-71m–203 Sciences, Pa. 4238 Indiana U. of Pa. 4031 70 at the Children’s Miracle Netlom race of the season, beating Shippensburg coach Rocky Rory Sabbatini ……67p-71m-66m–204 Women’s rifle MLS Playoffs Johnson Wagner …70m-65p-69m–204 work Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Olympic champion Maria Riesch by Rees retired after the game Cliff Kresge ………70m-66p-68m–204 Indiana U. of Pa. 4031, Sciences, Pa. 3783 Fla., to take a 4-stroke lead over 0.03 seconds in Levi, Finland. with a record of 122-110-1. EASTERN CONF. CHAMPIONSHIP Mark Wilson ………69p-66m-69m–204 Chris Stroud into the final round. San Jose vs. Colorado Norfolk State 31, Delaware John Senden ……69m-69p-67m–205 Men’s cross country Steve Marino ……72m-68p-65m–205 NCAA DIV. III MIDEAST REGIONAL Saturday at Colorado Thatcher began the week 179th on VOLLEYBALL: Russia defeated the State 21 — DeAngelo Branche Rickie Fowler ……66p-70m-69m–205 1. Haverford, 23; 2. Dickinson, 47; 3. WESTERN CONF. CHAMPIONSHIP the money list and needs to finish United States in four games to rushed for 212 yards and three Jerry Kelly …………66p-69m-70m–205 Carnegie Mellon, 122; 4. Elizabethtown, FC Dallas vs. Los Angeles Also alone in second to retain his card. reach the final of the women’s TDs to lead the Spartans (5-5, 126; 5. Allegheny, 142; 6. St. Vincent Vijay Singh ………69p-71m-68m–208 (Pa.), 257; 7. Johns Hopkins, 276; 8. Sunday at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. 8 Suzann Pettersen moved into posi- world volleyball championship in 4-4) past the Hornets (2-8, 1-6) Sean O'Hair ………70p-70m-70m–210 Salisbury, 306; 9. Muhlenberg, 308; 10. MLS CUP tion for her first LPGA Tour victory Tokyo. — Staff and wire reports in a Mid-Eastern Athletic ConFred Funk …………68p-72m-70m–210 Gwynedd-Mercy, 319. Nov. 21 at Toronto, 8:30 p.m. ference game in Norfolk, Va.

Amaro stays quiet on his Werth plan


Jones wins decision over Soto-Karass


Sunday, November 14, 2010

College Basketball Scores Men EAST Baltimore City 101, Manor 63 Buffalo 88, Navy 46 Cedarville 85, Rio Grande 78 Cent. Connecticut St. 64, Hartford 62 Coll. of Charleston 93, Holy Cross 84 Fairfield 62, Sacred Heart 45 Hofstra 102, Farmingdale 62 Kutztown 67, Philadelphia 60 Malone 96, Miami (0hio)-Middletown 81 Manhattan 75, N.J. Tech 70 Pitt.-Johnstown 110, Concord 77 Pittsburgh 95, North Florida 49 Robert Morris 55, St. Peter's 30 S. Connecticut 77, Chestnut Hill 57 S. New Hampshire 76, Thomas, Maine 65 Walsh 114, Penn St.-Greater Alleghen 39 SOUTH Coastal Carolina 79, LaGrange 40 Fisk 66, Hiwassee 55 Freed-Hardeman 90, Lee 67 George Mason 66, Harvard 53 Montreat 121, Cincinnati Christian 110 N. Kentucky 85, Mount St. Joseph 47 Radford 57, Emory & Henry 54 Tenn. Wesleyan 84, Asbury 82, OT Winthrop 70, Queens, N.Y. 61 MIDWEST Briar Cliff 76, Clarke 67 Butler 83, Marian, Ind. 54 Cleveland St. 78, Iona 68 Concordia, St.P. 69, Wis.-Parkside 64 Dayton 67, Mount St. Mary's, Md. 52 Kent St. 90, Bryant 49 Ohio 88, Delaware 69 Oklahoma Wesleyan 88, Park 73 Texas-Pan American 67, E. Kentucky 53 Wis.-Green Bay 75, Minn. Duluth 36 SOUTHWEST Oklahoma St. 86, Houston Baptist 73 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 81, Northeastern St. 74 FAR WEST Southern Cal 62, UC Irvine 49 Washington 118, McNeese St. 64 TOURNAMENTS BEVO FRANCIS TOURNAMENT Third Place Bluefield 103, Ohio-Lancaster 98 MAPLE CITY CLASSIC Championship St. Francis, Ind. 88, Siena Heights 81

Women EAST C.W. Post 56, Mass.-Lowell 55 Cleveland St. 65, Cornell 50 Georgetown 79, Augusta St. 41 Harvard 73, Maine 54 Princeton 78, Fairleigh Dickinson 37 Rhode Island 59, Colgate 47 SOUTH Appalachian St. 84, Campbell 67 Catawba 63, North Georgia 48 Clayton St. 80, Brevard 66 E. Kentucky 74, Chicago St. 61 Freed-Hardeman 80, Milligan 72 Kentucky Wesleyan 69, Lambuth 47 Louisiana Tech 79, Prairie View 46

Mars Hill 84, King, Tenn. 75 Marshall 62, Longwood 54 Maryland 73, Monmouth, N.J. 40 Mississippi 69, Sam Houston St. 60 Mount Olive 56, Chowan 55 Norfolk St. 68, St. Paul's 44 SE Missouri 55, Jackson St. 37 St. Augustine's 79, West Liberty 74 Stetson 73, St. Leo 37 Trevecca Nazarene 72, Avila 55 UNC Asheville 78, Montreat 65 Va. Intermont 62, Berea 55 Xavier, NO 60, Lyon 59 MIDWEST Bradley 77, Butler 63 Iowa 50, Arkansas St. 47 Michigan St. 90, IPFW 62 Nebraska 95, Vermont 38 Northeastern St. 52, Drury 39 Oklahoma 76, Wis.-Milwaukee 59 SOUTHWEST Baylor 93, Montana St. 56 Emporia St. 68, Tulsa 64 Fla. International 66, Rice 65 Oklahoma St. 68, Texas Southern 30 UTEP 72, UC Irvine 57 FAR WEST Oregon 110, W. Oregon 70 TOURNAMENT BEST BUY CLASSIC First Round Minnesota 79, N. Illinois 58 Wis.-Green Bay 75, George Washington 51 COMMERCE BANK WILDCAT CLASSIC Championship Kansas St. 64, St. John's 53 Third Place Marist 82, Grambling St. 61 PRESEASON NIT First Round Charlotte 72, Iona 40 Florida 77, UCF 67 SHERATON RALEIGH WOLFPACK INVITATION Third Place Coll. of Charleston 49, Liberty 46

Zack Rosen and Miles Cartwright starred as coach Jerome Allen won in his first opener. By Brendan F. Quinn FOR THE INQUIRER

Las Vegas Line By Keith Glantz and Russell Culver Favorite Line Underdog SETON HALL 11 Cornell ST. BONAVENTURE 81/2 Ark.-Little Rock TEMPLE 31 Toledo DUKE 21 Princeton Wright St. 3 INDIANA Iona-a 171/2 Bryant CLEVELAND ST. Pk Kent St. b-Indiana St. 11/2 E. Kentucky LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 17 Tex.-Pan American OREGON 1 UC Santa Barbara ARIZONA 19 Idaho St. SYRACUSE 22 Canisius 1 BALL ST. 1 /2 E. Illinois Florida St. 13 UNC GRNSBORO IOWA 12 S. Dakota St. GONZAGA 13 IUPUI a-CLEVELAND; b-CHICAGO Home team in CAPITALS.




Guards lift Penn to victory

RON CORTES / Staff Photographer

Penn's Tyler Bernardini, above, is called for goal tending on a shot by Davidson in the first half. The Quakers’ Jack Eggleston, below, yells in jubilation at the final buzzer.


Western Kentucky 98, St. Joseph’s 70

FG FT Reb W. KY. Min M-A M-A O-T A PFPTS Pattillo ………26 8-12 1-1 1-12 4 2 17 Pettigrew …27 7-9 2-2 3-5 2 2 17 Dickerson …14 2-4 0-0 1-2 1 4 6 Brown ………25 1-2 2-2 0-0 7 3 5 Peters ………23 2-8 0-0 1-2 3 2 4 Kerusch ………27 11-15 3-4 3-9 2 3 31 McDonald ……19 2-7 0-0 0-1 2 0 5 Dixon …………18 5-6 1-4 0-5 1 1 11 Crook …………12 0-0 0-0 0-1 4 4 0 Anyigbo ………5 1-1 0-0 0-2 0 2 2 Gabbard ………4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals ………200 39-64 9-13 9-41 26 23 98 Percentages: FG .609, FT .692. 3-Point Goals: 11-21, .524 (Kerusch 6-8, Dickerson 2-3, Brown 1-2, Pettigrew 1-2, McDonald 1-4, Peters 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 3 (Pattillo 3). Turnovers: 17 (Pattillo 5, Pettigrew 2, Brown 2, Dickerson 2, McDonald, Anyigbo, Crook, Peters, Kerusch, Dixon). Steals: 7 (Pattillo 3, McDonald, Anyigbo, Pettigrew, Crook). Technical Fouls: None.


FG FT Reb SAINT JOE’S Min M-A M-A O-T A PFPTS Aiken ………20 3-7 0-0 1-2 0 2 8 Quarles ……18 2-9 0-0 0-2 0 4 4 Hilliard ………26 6-12 0-0 3-5 2 1 12 Galloway ……20 5-14 1-1 7-7 0 2 13 Jones ………27 4-12 9-10 1-3 1 1 17 O'Brien ………13 1-2 0-2 2-3 0 1 2 Swilling ………15 1-3 1-2 0-3 3 1 3 Bentley…………5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Crosgile ……25 3-9 0-0 1-2 4 0 8 Roberts ……22 1-6 1-4 2-5 2 0 3 Baptiste ……9 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 Totals ……200 26-77 12-19 19-37 13 14 70 Percentages: FG .338, FT .632. 3-Point Goals: 6-29, .207 (Aiken 2-3, Galloway 2-7, Crosgile 2-8, Quarles 0-1, Baptiste 0-2, Swilling 0-2, Hilliard 0-3, Jones 0-3). Team Rebounds: 5. Blocked Shots: 3 (Aiken 3). Turnovers: 14 (Hilliard 4, Jones 2, Roberts 2, Crosgile 2, Aiken, Swilling, Galloway, Bentley). Steals: 7 (Galloway 3, Hilliard, Quarles, Bentley, Baptiste). Technical Fouls: None. W. Kentucky ……………………48 50 – 98 Saint Joseph's ………………38 32 – 70


A little more than a year ago, Jerome Allen returned to his alma mater as a volunteer coach after a 14-year professional career. One month later, Penn was 0-7 and Allen’s boss, head coach Glen Miller, was fired. Just like that, the Penn Hall of Famer was a Division I head coach. Allen’s promotion cut the ties that bind convention, and his first game was a wrenching welcome — a 29-point loss at Davidson. A 6-15 record as interim coach followed. “I know it doesn’t usually happen like this,” Allen said Saturday night, standing beneath the Palestra bleachers. “But Penn showed faith in me, and I’m so grateful.” When Davidson visited the Palestra on Saturday night, Allen watched guards Zack Rosen and Miles Cartwright combine for 34 points to carry Penn to a 69-64 victory in the season opener for both teams. “We’ve come a long way,” Allen said. After picking up his second foul just three minutes into the game, Rosen hit the bench in favor of Cartwright. The freshman steered the Quakers’ offense like a veteran and scored all of his 18 points in the half to give Penn a 39-38 lead at intermission. “I can’t say that I expected him to play a lot of minutes,” Allen said. “I knew we were going to need him to win the game in some facet, but he led the group.” “I was nervous,” said Cartwright, a Southern California native with a smooth righthanded jumper and a knack for finishing at the

Penn 69, Davidson 64 Davidson Penn

38 26 – 64 39 30 – 69 FG FT Reb DAVIDSON Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Cohen 26 4-11 1-2 1-4 0 3 10 Mann 31 5-8 1-2 3-7 3 5 12 McKillop 34 4-9 2-3 2-4 2 3 12 Kuhlman 36 2-8 5-6 0-2 4 1 9 Droney 33 1-4 2-4 1-6 4 2 4 Cochran 13 1-3 0-0 0-1 0 5 2 Brooks 9 4-5 1-1 0-2 0 4 11 Downing 16 2-3 0-0 0-1 2 2 4 Ben-Eze 2 0-1 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 Totals 200 23-52 12-18 8-29 15 25 64 Percentages: FG .442, FT .667. 3-Point Goals: 6-18, .333 (Brooks 2-2, McKillop 2-6, Mann 1-1, Cohen 1-5, Cochran 0-1, Droney 0-1, Kuhlman 0-2). Team Rebounds: 1. Blocked Shots: 0. Turnovers: 16 (Kuhlman 3, Mann 2, McKillop 2, Cochran 2, Cohen 2, Droney 2, Brooks 2, Downing). Steals: 6 (McKillop 2, Mann 2, Kuhlman, Downing). Technical Fouls: None. FG FT Reb PENN Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts J Eggleston 40 5-6 4-4 0-11 2 2 15 Belcore 38 2-5 2-4 2-3 1 2 7 Schreiber 10 1-3 0-0 2-3 0 4 2 Rosen 23 5-9 4-6 1-5 2 3 16 Bernardini 22 2-8 3-4 1-3 0 4 7 Cartwright 27 6-10 4-4 0-1 2 1 18 Smith 14 0-3 1-2 0-1 0 1 1 Turley 26 0-1 3-8 2-4 1 1 3 Totals 200 21-45 21-32 10-34 8 18 69 Percentages: FG .467, FT .656. 3-Point Goals: 6-19, .316 (Rosen 2-4, Cartwright 2-4, J. Eggleston 1-2, Belcore 1-3, Smith 0-2, Bernardini 0-4). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 5 (J. Eggleston 4, Turley). Turnovers: 18 (Belcore 5, Rosen 4, J. Eggleston 3, Cartwright 2, Smith 2, Schreiber 2). Steals: 8 (Cartwright 3, J. Eggleston 2, Rosen, Turley, Belcore). Technical Fouls: None. Attendance: 5,633. Officials: Jeffrey Anderson, Louis Andrakakos, Sean Hull.

rim. “I can’t lie. I was nervous all day and I was nervous all week.” When it came time for Penn to fend off Davidson in the second half, Cartwright happily relinquished the spotlight to Rosen, a possible contender for Ivy League player of the year. The junior scored or assisted on six of Penn’s final seven field goals and finished with 16 points. With four minutes remaining and Penn leading, 58-57, Rosen drove through a thicket of defenders to convert a layup. Moments later, he drove to the basket and, as the defense collapsed, kicked the ball to an open Jack Eggleston for a corner three. Eggleston ended the night with 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 assists. Conestoga High product Jake Cohen added 10 points for Davidson, which didn’t have a scorer with more than 12 points.

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Parx Racing Entries

1st-$23,000, 3&up (mares and fillies). Claiming $7,500, One mile PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Quantitativeeasing (E. Rivera) xx108 7-2 2 Maura (J. Burke) 115 8-1 3 Minor Issues (F. Pennington) 118 5-2 118 15-1 4 Fancy Francine (J. Flores) 5 Valmeni (J. Bisono) 115 8-5 6 Kintoabanker (K. McManigell) x113 12-1 7 Habby Quatorze (A. Arroyo) 118 5-1 2d-$27,000, 3&up. Claiming $8,000 - $7,000, One mile and 70 yards PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Bob Benoit (E. Vaz) 118 4-1 2 Wrath Of Evan (A. Arroyo) 117 3-1 3 Reflected Way (E. Rivera) 120 2-1 4 Romo To T O (S. Bermudez) 118 10-1 15-1 5 Ferber (A. Prado) 118 6 Very Arrogant (R. Alvarado, Jr.) 117 12-1 7 Storm The Field (E. Rivera) xx111 7-2 3d-$22,000 3,4&5YO Maidens. Claiming $12,500 - $10,500 11/16 mile PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Insatiablecasanova (J. Burke)119 20-1 1a Who's Your Widady (A. Mariano) 122 20-1 10-1 2 Sgt. Embleton (J. Caraballo) 119 3 Callawasse (J. Nguyen) xx113 15-1 4 Captain Jeff (A. Prado) 122 10-1 5 Royal Cape (E. Rivera) xx112 5-1 8-5 6 Minute (R. Alvarado, Jr.) 119 7 Perfect Quatorze (G. Santiago) xx108 8-1 8 Certain Secret (F. Pennington) 115 5-2 COUPLED -a- Insatiablecasanova & Who's Your Widady 4th-$28,000 F 2YO Maidens. Claiming $25,000 - $20,000, One mile and 70 yards PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Well Equipped (K. Carmouche) 120 7-2 2 Proudroad To Glory (F. Penningtn)120 8-1 3 Nanseeyouin Heaven (J. Bisono) 118 5-1 2-1 4 Hula Party (J. Hampshire, Jr.) 120 5 Paging Penelopy (S. Elliott) 120 3-1 6 Easy Virtue (J. Rose) 120 10-1 5th-$31,000, 3&up. Claiming $25,000 $20,000 11/16 mile PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Ticfaw (A. Arroyo) 120 10-1 2 Ponzi Scheme (K. Carmouche) 115 8-1 9-2 3 Doc's Friend (J. Caraballo) 118 4 Calvello (J. Ferrer) 115 5-2 5 Silent Trick (F. Pennington) 117 7-2

6 Sweet Sugar (J. Hampshire, Jr.) 118 4-1 7 Rangeley Litening (R. Montanez)xx111 10-1 6th-$75,000 C&G 2YO CHRISTOPHER ELSER MEMORIAL STKS 61/2 furlongs PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Rampaige (J. Rose) 117 5-2 2 T Man Rocks (S. Elliott) 115 5-1 12-1 3 Rounder (A. Arroyo) 115 4 Corvino (J. Flores) 115 15-1 5 Pazzo Razzo (J. Bisono) 115 8-1 6 Miscoe Gray (J. Hampshire, Jr.) 117 4-1 8-5 7 Ucan'tcome (H. Rivera) 117 7th-$47,000, 3&up (mares and fillies). ALLOWANCE 6 furlongs PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Ipso Facto (K. Carmouche) 115 6-1 1a Heroic Pursuit (K. Carmouche) 117 6-1 2 Annual Appeal (S. Elliott) 120 2-1 3 Hope Affirmed (J. Hampshire, Jr.) 117 8-1 4 Thatsallshewrote (C. Cruz) 117 9-2 4-1 5 Lion In The Sun (E. Vaz) 122 6 Kincoralyn (L. Garcia) 117 3-1 7 Boss's Rules (J. Ferrer) 115 12-1 COUPLED -a- Ipso Facto & Heroic Pursuit 8th-75,000 F 2YO DONNA FREYER STKS 61/2 furlongs PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Golden Dina (S. Elliott) 116 4-1 2 Speedy's Gal (No Rider) 116 6-1 9-2 3 Pleine Forme (J. Rose) 116 4 Hollopenny (K. Carmouche) 114 10-1 5 Table Talking (O. Castillo) 121 5-2 6 Not Enuff Justice (C. Potts) 114 15-1 7 Her Smile (L. Garcia) 119 7-2 20-1 8 Heir's The Storm (S. Arias) 116 9 Schilady (J. Burke) 114 20-1 9th-$24,000, 3&up. Claiming $12,500 $10,500, One mile PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Indian Reservation (J. Ferrer) 120 6-1 1a Villainage (J. Nguyen) xx115 6-1 2 Dead Money (J. Burke) 122 12-1 10-1 3 Brave Tiger (A. Cintron) 122 4 Awesome Charlie (M. Sandoval) 120 10-1 5 Slate (J. Flores) 121 7-2 6 Ballado Alert (F. Boyce)x115 10-1 7 Savacool (A. Mariano) 122 12-1 9-2 8 Slick Idea (J. Riquelme) 119 9 Critical Acclaim (L. Rivera, Jr.) 122 5-2 COUPLED -a- Indian Reservation & Villainage x-5;xx-7;z-10 pounds apprentice allowance.

Parx Racing Results

1st-$28,000 F 2YO mdn cl, $25,000 - $20,000 51/2f Ocean Lady (J. Bisono) 7.40 4.80 3.20 Fashionette (K. McManigell) 12.80 7.40 Missnoma (E. Rivera) 3.20 Exacta (7-5) paid 101.20. Trifecta (7-5-6) paid 324.40. Off 12:28. Time 1:05:4. Scratched- Don Six's Krew. 2d-$22,000 F&M 3YO up, cl, $7,500 1 MILE Yonatowka (K. Carmouche) 11.80 6.00 4.40 Cow Town Kid (J. Caraballo) 6.40 5.00 Richwood Silver (J. Burke) 5.60 Exacta (5-3) paid 40.80. Trifecta (5-3-1) paid Double (7-5) paid 55.20. Off 12:54. Time 262.80. 1:40:0. 3d-$22,000 F 2YO mdn cl, $12,500 - $10,500 1mi 70yd Soul Silver (J. Rose) 3.40 2.60 2.40 Sweet As A Kiss (J. Ferrer) 8.20 5.20 Feel The Pinch (A. Prado) 3.20 Exacta (8-3) paid 36.00. Trifecta (8-3-9) paid 141.40. Pick 3 (7-5-8) paid 116.40. Off 1:22. Time 1:46:3. Scratched- Crimson Song . 4th-$25,000 F&M 3YO up, STARTER ALLOWANCE 7f Magical Feeling (R. Alvarado, Jr.) 2.80 2.20 2.10 Jeannie S (R. Bracho) 4.60 3.60 Ms. N. Tarsia (N. Petro) 3.60 Exacta (4-2) paid 10.80. Trifecta (4-2-3) paid 40.00. Double (8-4) paid 6.80. Pick 3 (5-8-4) paid 29.20. Off 1:49. Time 1:23:4. 5th-$28,000 2YO cl, $25,000 - $20,000 6f Lion Knight (J. Hampshire, Jr.) 6.80 4.40 3.00 Perfect Gentleman (G. Saez ) 5.80 3.80 Suzanne's Friend (K. Carmouche) 2.60 Exacta (7-5) paid 48.40. Trifecta (7-5-3) paid 162.20. Pick 3 (8-4-7) paid 36.20. Off 2:17. Time 1:11:0. 6th-$30,000 3YO up, cl, $25,000 - $20,000 11/16 mile Proud Ruler (K. Carmouche) 8.40 3.40 2.10 Presto Change O (G. Saez) 2.20 2.10

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Tap Night (F. Pennington) 2.10 Exacta (4-6) paid 11.20. Trifecta (x) paid x. Pick 3 (4-7-4) paid 90.80. Off 2:42. Time 1:45:4. Scratched- Chabichou . 7th-$26,000 F&M 3YO up, cl, $15,000 $13,000 51/2f Gabby Girl (K. McManigell) 10.60 4.20 4.60 Smiling Vicki (G. Saez) 5.60 3.40 Miss Forest (J. Rose) 2.60 Big Bad Buddha (H. Rivera) Exacta (7-9) paid 47.80. Trifecta (7-9-3) paid 155.40. Superfecta (7-9-3-2) paid 805.20. Pick 3 (7-4-7) paid 123.80. Off 3:08. Time 1:05:0. Scratched- Fair Chase . 8th-$30,000 3YO up, STARTER ALLOWANCE 6f Big Push (A. Arroyo) 14.00 9.00 5.60 Bullet Rain (J. Ferrer) 9.40 6.20 Saay Mi Name (R. Montanez) 3.60 Exacta (1-6) paid 137.60. Trifecta (1-6-4) paid 616.40. Pick 3 (4-7-1) paid 341.20. Pk4 7-4-7-1 $844.60 Pk6 1,8-4-7-4-7-1 5 of 6 $59.40 Off 3:36. Time 1:09:3. Scratched- That Boy, Raised For Speed . 9th-$47,000 2YO ALLOWANCE 1mi 70yd J J's Lucky Train (J. Ferrer) 6.60 3.40 2.60 Tech Fall (J. Rose) 3.60 2.60 Argentine Talisman (S. Elliott) 3.80 Exacta (5-6) paid 16.40. Trifecta (5-6-3) paid 68.20. Double (1-5) paid 62.00. Pick 3 (7-1-5) paid 255.20. Off 4:03. Time 1:42:1. ScratchedCommander . 10th-$20,000 F&M 3YO up, cl, $5,000 51/2f You Bet Lily (G. Santiago) 3.60 2.20 2.60 Secretmademoisell (R. Chiappe) 3.20 2.80 Solid Lunar (S. Arias) 6.00 Pu Dew (J. Hampshire, Jr.) Exacta (8-5) paid 12.40. Trifecta (8-5-7) paid 95.20. Superfecta (8-5-7-9) paid 191.80. Pick 3 (1-5-3,8) paid 121.40. Off 4:30. Time 1:06:0. Scratched- Posse In Effect, Pinfree, Fourthandtwentysix. Total handle: $1,048,155.20.

Standings Eastern Conference ATLANTIC Boston New Jersey New York 76ERS Toronto SOUTHEAST Orlando Atlanta Miami Charlotte Washington CENTRAL Chicago Milwaukee Indiana Cleveland Detroit

W 8 3 3 2 2 W 6 6 6 3 2 W 5 5 4 4 3

L 2 6 6 8 8 L 3 4 4 7 6 L 3 5 4 5 6

Pct. .800 .333 .333 .200 .200 Pct. .667 .600 .600 .300 .250 Pct. .625 .500 .500 .444 .333

GB – 41/2 41/2 6 6 GB – 1/2 1/2 31/2 31/2 GB – 1 1 11/2 21/2

Strk W2 L1 L4 L3 L1 Strk W1 L4 W1 L1 L2 Strk W3 W3 W1 L2 W1

Western Conference SOUTHWEST W L Pct. GB Strk New Orleans 8 0 1.000 – W8 San Antonio 7 1 .875 1 W6 Dallas 6 2 .750 2 W3 Memphis 4 6 .400 5 L2 Houston 2 6 .250 6 W1 NORTHWEST W L Pct. GB Strk Utah 7 3 .700 – W5 Okla. City 5 3 .625 1 W2 Denver 5 4 .556 11/2 W1 Portland 6 5 .545 11/2 L2 Minnesota 3 7 .300 4 W2 PACIFIC W L Pct. GB Strk L.A. Lakers 8 1 .889 – L1 Golden State 6 4 .600 21/2 L2 Phoenix 4 4 .500 31/2 W1 Sacramento 3 5 .375 41/2 L4 L.A. Clippers 1 9 .100 71/2 L5 SATURDAY'S RESULTS San Antonio 116, 76ERS 93 Utah 96, Charlotte 95 Orlando 91, New Jersey 90 Indiana 99, Cleveland 85 Miami 109, Toronto 100 Chicago 103, Washington 96 Boston 116, Memphis 110, OT New Orleans 107, Portland 87 Milwaukee 79, Golden State 72 SUNDAY'S GAMES Minnesota at Atlanta, 2 Detroit at Sacramento, 6 San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 7 Houston at New York, 7:30 Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 MONDAY'S GAMES Minnesota at Charlotte, 7 Memphis at Orlando, 7 New Orleans at Dallas, 8:30 Denver at Phoenix, 9 Oklahoma City at Utah, 9 Detroit at Golden State, 10:30 New Jersey at L.A. Clippers, 10:30

Las Vegas Line By Keith Glantz and Russell Culver

NBA Favorite Line ATLANTA 111/2 SACRAMENTO 31/2 OKLAHOMA CITY 11/2 NEW YORK 31/2 L.A. LAKERS 10 Home team in CAPITALS.

Underdog Minnesota Detroit San Antonio Houston Phoenix


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Boston’s Paul Pierce could give teammate Kevin Garnett

and the rest of the league some pointers on talking trash.

Utah comes back for another dramatic win

Make that five times in a row that the Jazz have made up 10-point deficits in the fourth quarter to win. Their latest conquest, over the Charlotte Bobcats, came when Deron Williams hit a running hook shot with 0.8 seconds left to cap a 96-95 win in Charlotte on Saturday night. The Bobcats had held a 10-point lead at the end of the third quarter, but were outscored by 11 points in the final frame to join the Clippers, Heat, Magic, and Hawks as teams that have wilted against the Jazz. What’s more, except for the Clippers game, Utah’s wins were on the road. Elsewhere: Jameer Nelson made the Saturday’s go-ahead basket with 4.1 seconds left as the visiting Magic avoided a third Games straight loss by beating the Nets, 91-90. Dwight Howard had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Magic, who had dropped two straight at home, to Utah and lowly Toronto.

Finally, decent, even elegant, trash talk We have complained before about the low quality of trash talk in the league, and with good reason when you remember that the Celtics’ Kevin Garnett called Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva a “cancer patient” and Bulls center Joakim Noah referred to Garnett as a “mean guy” and “ugly.” But we have to give credit where credit is due. Take a bow, Celtics forward Paul Pierce. After Boston beat the Heat — in Miami — Thursday night, Pierce said all the right things. But later, he tweeted: “It’s been a pleasure to bring my talents to south beach, now on to Memphis.” Just enough of an understated needle to remind us of LeBron James’ much-maligned television show, The Decision, in which the then-Cleveland Cavaliers superstar announced: “This fall I’m going to take my talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat.”

Need a quick win? Call on the Clippers The Detroit Pistons found the perfect cure for their road struggles: a dose of the Los Angeles Clippers. In a game played in Los Angeles late Friday, the Pistons picked up their first road win in five tries this season by slipping past the Clippers, 113-107, in overtime. By the way, the Clippers’ record is 1-9, the worst in the league. — Inquirer wire services

Pacers 99, Cavaliers 85 Indiana Cleveland

26 28 19 26 – 99 30 24 14 17 – 85 FG FT Reb INDIANA Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Granger 38:34 13-21 3-3 0-2 2 1 34 McRoberts 27:11 1-3 2-2 2-6 4 4 4 Hibbert 27:56 7-16 2-2 4-13 2 3 16 Collison 23:39 4-7 0-0 0-0 5 1 8 Dunleavy 36:31 6-14 4-4 0-5 2 3 20 Rush 20:55 3-5 0-0 1-3 0 3 7 Ford 24:21 2-6 0-0 0-4 5 3 4 Hansbrough 6:58 0-0 2-2 0-2 0 3 2 SJones 12:12 0-3 4-4 0-2 0 0 4 Posey 21:43 0-4 0-0 0-5 1 4 0 Totals 240:00 36-79 17-17 7-42 21 25 99 Percentages: FG .456, FT 1.000. 3-Point Goals: 10-25, .400 (Granger 5-8, Dunleavy 4-9, Rush 1-3, Ford 0-1, Posey 0-4). Team Rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 14 (11 Pts). Blocked Shots: 7 (Ford 3, Hibbert 2, Collison, S.Jones). Turnovers: 13 (Granger 3, McRoberts 3, Ford 2, Collison, Dunleavy, Hibbert, Posey, Rush). Steals: 5 (McRoberts 2, Ford, Granger, Hibbert). Technical Fouls: None. FG FT Reb CLEVELAND Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Moon 23:07 2-4 0-0 0-3 3 0 4 Hickson 31:03 4-12 4-4 0-2 0 1 12 Hollins 17:36 2-2 0-0 2-3 1 4 4 Sessions 36:08 6-17 5-6 1-5 5 2 17 Parker 33:17 1-8 1-2 1-8 3 1 3 Gibson 27:01 4-11 6-7 0-4 1 3 15 Jamison 25:52 8-16 2-3 3-9 1 2 19 Powe 20:45 4-6 1-1 3-3 0 2 9 JWilliams 17:57 0-4 0-0 0-2 0 3 0 Harris 7:14 1-3 0-0 1-2 1 1 2 Totals 240:00 32-83 19-23 11-41 15 19 85 Percentages: FG .386, FT .826. 3-Point Goals: 2-15, .133 (Gibson 1-4, Jamison 1-4, Moon 0-2, J.Williams 0-2, Parker 0-3). Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: 13 (10 Pts). Blocked Shots: 3 (Hickson, Hollins, Jamison). Turnovers: 12 (Gibson 3, Parker 2, Harris, Hickson, Hollins, Jamison, Powe, Sessions, J.Williams). Steals: 6 (Harris 2, Powe 2, Hollins, Jamison). Technical Fouls: None. A: 20,562 (20,562). T: 2:07. Officials: Joe Crawford, Tom Washington, Karl Lane.

Bulls 103, Wizards 96 Washington Chicago

25 17 16 38 – 96 24 26 22 31 – 103 FG FT Reb WASHINGTN Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Thornton 25:19 3-10 0-0 1-4 1 4 6 Blatche 27:04 2-10 0-0 4-7 1 3 4 McGee 20:08 2-5 2-3 3-5 0 0 6 Wall 30:48 7-14 0-1 0-2 6 1 16 Hinrich 37:26 3-4 1-1 1-4 6 5 8 Yi 13:00 2-3 0-0 0-2 1 1 5 Armstrong 17:58 4-8 0-1 4-10 0 3 8 Arenas 31:33 11-22 1-2 2-6 4 5 30 Young 18:55 5-9 0-0 0-5 2 1 11 Booker 17:51 1-4 0-0 2-2 4 3 2 Totals 240:02 40-89 4-8 17-47 25 26 96 Percentages: FG .449, FT .500. 3-Point Goals: 12-20, .600 (Arenas 7-10, Wall 2-4, Hinrich 1-1, Yi 1-1, Young 1-2, Blatche 0-1, Thornton 0-1). Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: 23 (18 Pts). Blocked Shots: 6 (McGee 4, Booker, Hinrich). Turnovers: 23 (Arenas 5, Thornton 5, Wall 4, Blatche 3, Hinrich 3, Armstrong, Yi, McGee). Steals: 9 (Wall 3, Arenas 2, Armstrong, Booker, Hinrich, Yi). Technical Fouls: Blatche, 6:40 first. FG FT Reb CHICAGO Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Deng 43:36 6-14 5-7 3-9 6 2 20 Gibson 25:43 4-8 1-2 5-7 1 3 9 Noah 38:04 6-10 9-12 3-9 0 3 21 Rose 36:09 8-20 7-7 1-4 8 1 24 Bogans 33:41 3-7 2-2 0-1 3 2 11 Korver 19:39 3-6 0-0 0-2 2 2 8 Brewer 18:37 3-4 1-2 0-4 2 0 7 Watson 14:35 0-5 1-2 0-2 2 1 1 Asik 9:56 1-2 0-0 0-2 0 0 2 Totals 240:00 34-76 26-34 12-40 24 14 103 Percentages: FG .447, FT .765. 3-Point Goals: 9-23, .391 (Deng 3-6, Bogans 3-7, Korver 2-4, Rose 1-4, Watson 0-2). Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: 15 (17 Pts). Blocked Shots: 10 (Gibson 5, Asik, Brewer, Korver, Noah, Rose). Turnovers: 14 (Noah 5, Rose 3, Bogans 2, Deng 2, Brewer, Korver). Steals: 9 (Brewer 2, Gibson 2, Noah 2, Rose 2, Deng). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 7:14 third. A: 21,610 (20,917). T: 2:21. Officials: Tony Brothers, Michael Smith, Kevin Scott.

Heat 109, Raptors 100 Toronto Miami

25 25 23 27 – 100 34 29 20 26 – 109 FG FT Reb TORONTO Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Weems 34:25 5-8 4-6 1-3 5 4 15 Johnson 25:10 6-9 2-2 1-3 1 5 14 Bargnani 38:22 8-23 4-4 3-9 0 5 22 Jack 23:13 1-6 1-1 1-5 3 1 3 DeRozan 42:13 7-12 7-11 1-6 3 4 21 Wright 19:55 2-10 0-2 0-1 3 2 4 Dorsey 15:54 1-1 0-0 4-11 0 5 2 Calderon 26:43 5-7 3-3 0-1 2 2 15 Andersen 13:47 2-6 0-0 2-5 0 1 4 Alabi 0:18 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 240:00 37-82 21-29 13-44 17 29 100 Percentages: FG .451, FT .724. 3-Point Goals: 5-19, .263 (Calderon 2-2, Bargnani 2-6, Weems 1-2, Andersen 0-1, DeRozan 0-1, Jack 0-2, Wright 0-5). Team Rebounds: 10. Team Turnovers: 11 (11 Pts). Blocked Shots: 4 (Johnson 2, Wright 2). Turnovers: 11 (Bargnani 3, Weems 3, Calderon, DeRozan, Jack, Johnson, Wright). Steals: 5 (Dorsey 3, DeRozan, Johnson). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 1:07 first; Defensive three second, 10:51 third. FG FT Reb MIAMI Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts James 39:20 8-21 7-11 1-2 11 0 23 Bosh 21:37 4-8 4-4 2-6 4 5 12 Ilgauskas 29:50 6-7 0-0 1-3 0 4 12 Arroyo 17:54 2-6 0-0 0-2 1 1 4 Wade 35:14 11-16 9-14 2-8 2 2 31 Haslem 36:46 4-8 2-2 5-10 0 2 10 Jones 26:48 4-7 3-4 0-5 0 3 14 Anthony 7:47 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 3 0 House 14:29 1-4 1-1 0-2 0 1 3 Chalmers 10:15 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Totals 240:00 40-79 26-36 11-38 18 22 109 Percentages: FG .506, FT .722. 3-Point Goals: 3-10, .300 (Jones 3-5, Chalmers 0-1, James 0-1, Wade 0-1, House 0-2). Team Rebounds: 10. Team Turnovers: 9 (11 Pts). Blocked Shots: 2 (Ilgauskas, Wade). Turnovers: 9 (James 3, Haslem 2, Bosh, Chalmers, Ilgauskas, Wade). Steals: 5 (James 2, Chalmers, Haslem, House). Technical Fouls: Coach Spoelstra, 2:30 first; Defensive three second, 9:56 third. A: 19,600 (19,600). T: 2:21. Officials: Greg Willard, Matt Boland, Brian Forte.

Bucks 79, Warriors 72 Golden State Milwaukee

16 14 21 21 – 72 24 19 23 13 – 79 FG FT Reb GOLDEN ST. Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts DWright 31:51 2-14 2-4 1-4 2 1 7 Biedrins 28:06 0-4 0-0 2-9 1 3 0 Gadzuric 11:49 1-3 0-0 2-3 1 0 2 Curry 30:02 3-14 1-2 1-2 4 5 7 Ellis 41:32 9-16 2-2 0-5 8 5 24 Radmanvic 25:52 3-8 0-0 1-3 2 5 8 BWright 7:50 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Williams 24:00 4-11 1-2 0-5 0 2 11 Carney 7:17 1-4 0-0 1-1 0 1 3 Adrien 19:16 3-4 0-0 3-8 0 1 6 Bell 12:26 1-2 0-0 0-2 0 0 2 Totals 240:01 28-82 6-10 11-42 18 23 72 Percentages: FG .341, FT .600. 3-Point Goals: 10-22, .455 (Ellis 4-5, Radmanovic 2-4, Williams 2-4, Carney 1-1, D.Wright 1-5, Curry 0-3). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 17 (19 Pts). Blocked Shots: 4 (Adrien 2, Biedrins, Curry). Turnovers: 15 (Ellis 7, Curry 2, Williams 2, Bell, Biedrins, Radmanovic, D.Wright). Steals: 10 (Curry 3, Ellis 3, Bell, Biedrins, Gadzuric, D.Wright). Technical Fouls: None. FG FT Reb MILWAUKEE Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Mbh a Mte 38:47 1-2 4-5 3-12 3 3 6 Gooden 31:27 7-15 2-3 6-10 3 3 16 Bogut 39:13 4-12 0-2 5-17 0 2 8 Jennings 41:34 6-19 5-5 4-11 6 2 19 Salmons 40:16 9-17 4-4 0-4 1 1 26 Ilyasova 11:04 0-6 0-0 1-3 0 0 0 Maggette 14:39 1-6 0-0 0-0 1 2 2 Boykins 4:51 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Dooling 12:16 0-5 2-2 0-1 0 0 2 Brockman 5:54 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Totals 240:01 28-83 17-21 19-58 15 14 79 Percentages: FG .337, FT .810. 3-Point Goals: 6-16, .375 (Salmons 4-6, Jennings 2-5, Gooden 0-1, Dooling 0-2, Ilyasova 0-2). Team Rebounds: 11. Team Turnovers: 20 (23 Pts). Blocked Shots: 9 (Bogut 7, Jennings 2). Turnovers: 18 (Jennings 5, Salmons 3, Bogut 2, Boykins 2, Brockman 2, Gooden 2, Ilyasova, Maggette). Steals: 8 (Gooden 2, Jennings 2, Salmons 2, Dooling, Mbah a Moute). Technical Fouls: None. A: 17,049 (18,717). T: 2:06. Officials: Ken Mauer, Kevin Fehr, Scott Bolnick.

Jazz 96, Bobcats 95 Utah Charlotte

13 20 30 33 – 96 28 21 24 22 – 95 FG FT Reb UTAH Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Kirilenko 38:09 4-11 3-5 1-7 4 0 12 Millsap 33:29 7-11 3-4 1-6 0 4 17 Jefferson 31:04 8-13 3-3 2-6 1 0 19 Williams 35:27 5-15 6-8 1-2 9 3 17 Bell 22:15 1-4 2-2 0-4 1 5 4 Miles 26:14 4-13 5-5 3-6 3 5 14 Fesenko 16:56 2-3 0-2 1-4 1 2 4 Evans 7:57 2-3 0-0 1-1 1 0 4 Watson 12:33 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 2 2 Hayward 4:03 0-1 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 Elson 6:34 0-1 0-0 0-3 0 0 0 Price 5:19 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 3 Totals 240:00 35-79 22-29 11-40 22 22 96 Percentages: FG .443, FT .759. 3-Point Goals: 4-14, .286 (Price 1-2, Kirilenko 1-3, Miles 1-3, Williams 1-5, Bell 0-1). Team Rebounds: 12. Team Turnovers: 9 (10 Pts). Blocked Shots: 7 (Jefferson 3, Williams 2, Fesenko, Millsap). Turnovers: 9 (Williams 3, Hayward 2, Watson 2, Miles, Millsap). Steals: 4 (Miles 2, Jefferson, Kirilenko). Technical Fouls: None. FG FT Reb CHARLOTTE Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Wallace 38:50 4-11 3-6 1-8 3 2 13 Diaw 33:44 5-11 1-2 1-2 2 5 12 Mohammed36:18 10-16 2-3 8-20 2 4 22 Augustin 41:28 4-11 4-5 0-3 10 3 12 Jackson 33:12 6-18 7-8 2-5 6 2 24 Collins 0:01 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Najera 6:35 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 2 0 DBrown 14:37 2-3 0-0 0-0 2 0 4 Diop 10:56 1-3 0-0 0-1 1 2 2 Carroll 8:25 1-3 0-0 0-1 0 1 2 Livingston 15:55 2-3 0-0 1-2 0 3 4 Totals 240:01 35-79 17-24 13-43 26 24 95 Percentages: FG .443, FT .708. 3-Point Goals: 8-21, .381 (Jackson 5-13, Wallace 2-4, Diaw 1-2, Augustin 0-2). Team Rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 11 (13 Pts). Blocked Shots: 8 (Mohammed 4, Wallace 2, Diop, Jackson). Turnovers: 8 (Augustin 2, D.Brown 2, Diaw 2, Jackson 2). Steals: 5 (Jackson 3, Wallace 2). Technical Fouls: None. A: 15,486 (19,077). T: 2:13. Officials: Monty McCutchen, Marat Kogut, Jason Phillips.

Magic 91, Nets 90 Orlando New Jersey

31 21 16 23 – 91 25 26 18 21 – 90 FG FT Reb ORLANDO Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Richardson 20:42 1-3 0-0 1-7 0 0 3 Lewis 30:16 3-10 0-0 1-2 2 2 8 Howard 27:06 6-9 4-7 4-10 1 5 16 Nelson 27:47 6-15 0-2 0-2 4 2 13 Carter 31:36 4-10 5-6 0-2 3 2 13 Bass 21:16 4-6 6-6 2-8 2 2 14 Duhon 14:07 0-2 1-2 0-1 4 0 1 Gortat 20:54 2-6 1-1 5-7 1 1 5 Pietrus 24:12 4-7 0-0 0-3 1 0 12 Redick 16:25 1-7 2-2 0-1 0 0 4 JWilliams 5:39 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Totals 240:00 32-77 19-26 13-43 18 14 91 Percentages: FG .416, FT .731. 3-Point Goals: 8-25, .320 (Pietrus 4-6, Lewis 2-6, Richardson 1-2, Nelson 1-3, Bass 0-1, Carter 0-1, Duhon 0-1, J.Williams 0-1, Redick 0-4). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 10 (11 Pts). Blocked Shots: 4 (Howard 2, Bass, Lewis). Turnovers: 9 (Carter 4, Bass, Howard, Lewis, Pietrus, Redick). Steals: 4 (Lewis 2, Bass, J.Williams). Technical Fouls: None. FG FT Reb NEW JERSEY Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Outlaw 46:01 8-12 0-0 0-7 2 1 20 Humphries 26:21 2-4 0-0 1-7 0 0 4 Lopez 41:29 9-17 5-6 0-5 1 4 23 Harris 35:12 9-16 7-9 0-6 8 1 26 Morrow 37:09 1-6 0-0 0-0 0 4 3 Farmar 18:27 3-10 0-0 1-1 3 3 8 Favors 13:29 0-2 0-0 0-2 0 4 0 Petro 5:20 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 Ross 8:07 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 Murphy 8:26 1-2 0-0 0-3 0 2 2 Totals 240:01 35-71 12-15 2-31 15 21 90 Percentages: FG .493, FT .800. 3-Point Goals: 8-18, .444 (Outlaw 4-5, Farmar 2-4, Harris 1-4, Morrow 1-5). Team Rebounds: 12. Team Turnovers: 13 (11 Pts). Blocked Shots: 5 (Humphries 2, Lopez 2, Outlaw). Turnovers: 12 (Harris 4, Lopez 3, Humphries 2, Petro 2, Farmar). Steals: 3 (Farmar 2, Humphries). Technical Fouls: None. A: 15,086 (18,500). T: 2:21. Officials: Bill Kennedy, Kane Fitzgerald, Zach Zarba.

Hornets 107, T’ Blazers 87 Portland New Orleans

19 16 31 21 – 87 26 22 27 32 – 107 FG FT Reb PORTLAND Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Batum 33:03 6-14 2-2 0-4 0 6 16 Aldridge 36:13 4-14 4-4 2-5 5 2 12 Camby 29:54 5-8 0-0 5-12 1 0 10 Miller 31:48 7-10 0-0 0-1 4 2 14 Roy 22:19 1-7 0-0 1-1 2 1 2 Matthews 24:17 4-8 5-5 2-5 0 3 14 Cunninghm 15:56 1-4 0-0 1-4 0 3 2 Fernandez 15:09 1-6 1-1 0-0 3 1 4 Marks 12:45 1-3 2-2 1-4 0 4 4 Johnson 16:12 3-6 3-5 1-2 0 2 9 Babbitt 1:12 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Mills 1:12 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 240:00 33-81 17-19 13-38 15 24 87 Percentages: FG .407, FT .895. 3-Point Goals: 4-17, .235 (Batum 2-7, Matthews 1-2, Fernandez 1-3, Babbitt 0-1, Johnson 0-2, Roy 0-2). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 13 (18 Pts). Blocked Shots: 7 (Camby 3, Aldridge 2, Batum, Matthews). Turnovers: 13 (Miller 3, Batum 2, Fernandez 2, Johnson 2, Aldridge, Camby, Matthews, Roy). Steals: 6 (Aldridge 2, Cunningham, Matthews, Miller, Roy). Technical Fouls: None. FG FT Reb NW ORLEANSMin M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Ariza 32:38 4-11 2-2 2-5 1 2 10 West 27:14 6-11 6-6 4-5 2 3 18 Okafor 33:11 6-11 2-4 2-12 1 3 14 Paul 32:09 2-6 6-6 0-4 13 2 11 Belinelli 29:57 6-9 2-2 0-3 0 2 18 Smith 22:00 3-5 0-0 2-2 1 3 6 Bayless 18:19 2-7 4-4 0-3 3 2 8 Stojakovic 17:21 3-7 2-2 0-1 2 0 11 Green 20:18 5-9 1-1 0-2 0 2 11 Pondexter 6:53 0-1 0-0 0-3 0 1 0 Totals 240:00 37-77 25-27 10-40 23 20 107 Percentages: FG .481, FT .926. 3-Point Goals: 8-24, .333 (Belinelli 4-6, Stojakovic 3-7, Paul 1-2, Bayless 0-1, Pondexter 0-1, Green 0-2, Ariza 0-5). Team Rebounds: 9. Team Turnovers: 12 (10 Pts). Blocked Shots: 5 (Smith 3, Okafor 2). Turnovers: 11 (Paul 5, Bayless 2, Ariza, Okafor, Smith, West). Steals: 8 (Paul 5, Ariza, Bayless, Belinelli). Technical Fouls: Paul, 3:15 third. A: 14,706 (17,188). T: 2:15. Officials: Scott Foster, Courtney Kirkland, Eli Roe.

Celtics 116, Grizzlies 110 Boston Memphis

27 27 19 26 17 – 116 27 22 24 26 11 – 110 FG FT Reb BOSTON Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Pierce 43:11 9-13 9-9 0-3 4 5 28 Garnett 36:44 8-15 2-4 0-9 2 0 18 SO'Neal 22:22 7-10 4-5 2-6 0 5 18 Rondo 44:28 5-10 1-5 1-5 17 2 11 RAllen 40:01 5-11 2-2 0-1 5 3 15 Davis 38:58 4-8 1-1 0-3 2 2 9 Erden 6:59 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 1 0 Daniels 17:31 1-3 0-0 0-2 0 2 2 Robinson 12:34 6-8 0-0 0-1 2 1 15 Wafer 2:13 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 265:01 45-78 19-26 3-32 32 21 116 Percentages: FG .577, FT .731. 3-Point Goals: 7-12, .583 (R.Allen 3-5, Robinson 3-5, Pierce 1-2). Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: 17 (22 Pts). Blocked Shots: 5 (Daniels, Davis, Garnett, S.O'Neal, Pierce). Turnovers: 14 (Pierce 5, S.O'Neal 4, Rondo 3, Daniels, Davis). Steals: 12 (Davis 3, Garnett 3, Daniels 2, R.Allen, S.O'Neal, Pierce, Robinson). Technical Fouls: None. FG FT Reb MEMPHIS Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Gay 48:57 10-18 2-2 1-6 4 3 22 Randolph 40:26 10-14 1-2 3-11 1 3 21 Gasol 42:30 4-9 6-7 1-6 5 5 14 Conley 37:45 3-10 6-6 0-1 4 3 13 Mayo 33:20 5-14 2-3 0-2 1 3 12 Arthur 16:37 3-6 0-0 2-6 0 1 6 TAllen 20:44 4-7 3-4 2-4 3 1 11 Thabeet 5:30 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 Henry 3:57 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Law 2:59 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Vasquez 12:16 3-3 0-0 0-2 2 3 7 Totals 265:01 44-83 20-24 9-38 20 23 110 Percentages: FG .530, FT .833. 3-Point Goals: 2-9, .222 (Vasquez 1-1, Conley 1-4, Randolph 0-1, Mayo 0-3). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 17 (21 Pts). Blocked Shots: 5 (Gasol 2, Gay 2, Mayo). Turnovers: 17 (Conley 6, T.Allen 2, Gasol 2, Gay 2, Mayo 2, Randolph 2, Law). Steals: 9 (T.Allen 3, Conley 2, Gasol 2, Gay, Mayo). Technical Fouls: None. Flagrant Fouls: Randolph, 0:59.4 OT. A: 18,119 (18,119). T: 2:45. Officials: Bill Spooner, Eric Lewis, James Williams.

Sunday, November 14, 2010






The time to deal Iguodala is now

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — It’s time. If you watched Andre Iguodala in person, you’d see a very talented player playing below his potential. Or if you walked into the locker room after a game and saw a guy hunched over after yet another loss, you’d be nearing the same conclusion: It’s time. For proof, let’s read between the lines. Doug Collins rarely goes a day without reiterating one simple fact: The 76ers’ coach has been brought here to evaluate talent, to decide which players are prepared for the journey ahead. So let’s forget the team’s record, which is quite bad. Let’s forget the roster’s salary, which is quite high. Let’s forget the remaining sliver of hope which keeps some believing that by season’s end this squad — in its current incarnation — will be transformed into a playoff team. And let’s state the truth without pump-faking or jabstepping: The Sixers are reassembling, which is the NBA’s version of rebuilding. You probably knew that. But there’s a chance you didn’t. You’ve likely read the multitude of quotes from Collins commenting on his search for the right mix of guys, for the secret recipe that will produce the gourmet meal. But when your ingredients are brown sugar and pickles, there is no gourmet meal. You might come up with a funky appetizer that a few people find interesting, but it’ll never be satisfying. “I mean, I’m being ultrapositive. I don’t know what else I can do,” Collins said

If you ask those around him, Iguodala “just wants to win.” That’s the answer to any number of questions: Might he ask for a trade by the all-star break? He just wants to win. But wouldn’t it be nice, having a fresh start? We don’t care about that, just winning. How happy is he in Philly? He just wants to win. Well, the Sixers aren’t winning. If you walked into a vegetarian restaurant and made it clear only a steak would satisfy you, the easiest remedy would be to leave, not wait until they changed the menu. Right now, the Sixers aren’t serving winning. But that’s what Iguodala would like to order. The temperature on this situation is rising, but it’s nowhere near the boiling point. So we could continue on like this for another few months, possibly into the off-season, but players tend to carry more value when they aren’t pressing the phone into your palm and demanding that you find them a new home. There’s been a lot of talk about how Iguodala’s time with the U.S. national team might change his game, but there’s been little talk of how it might have changed his mind-set. Iguodala spent the summer shooting at night with Kevin Durant, talking with Chauncey Billups, and watching Lamar Odom. Iguodala was one of that roster’s oldest players, with six NBA seasons played. But only one of those six seasons was a winning one: his rookie year of TONY GUTIERREZ / Associated Press 2004-05, when the Sixers, led by Allen Iverson, finished The 76ers are not shopping Andre Iguodala, here driving past the Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki. 43-39 and were eliminated in Clearly, however, the swingman does not fit into the team’s rebuilding plans. the first round of the Eastern after Friday’s loss to the Dal- in tune with this challenge Iguodala has not formally Conference playoffs. las Mavericks. “I’m ultra-posi- that he might get the Sixers requested a trade, and the SixIguodala wants to win, his tive: ‘Let’s go, let’s do our to make a push, get them to ers are not actively trying to trade value is high, and the jobs,’ and stuff like that. But 35 wins, but this season will deal him. There is no “For Sixers are reassembling. if we’re going to judge our- not be a winning one. Sale” sign in front of IguodaIt’s time. selves after nine games, I Which brings us back to the la, but the Sixers would listen mean, I would think that that opening premise: It’s time. if you fell in love with the Contact staff writer Kate Fagan wouldn’t happen.” Let’s continue reading be- place and knocked on the at 856-779-3844 or Collins is smart enough and tween the lines. door anyway.

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

Blog response of the week

Subject: Iguodala not on the market? Response from jimmy76ers posted at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday: This is how the NBA works most of the time: mediocre to bad teams with tradable parts — or even winning teams with parts or expiring contracts to peddle — use the first 20 games to assess their roster and how much they want to tinker with it that season. The next 20-25 games they begin to test the market, and trading season begins after Jan. 1. I have no doubt there will be rumors-aplenty heating up soon and that some sort of deal will happen near the deadline. Already the team is sitting Thaddeus Young for longer stretches than before and so it appears he’s expendable due to the fact that he’s a power forward in a small forward’s body. Jason Kapono is expiring bait, and it looks like Iguodala is the debatable piece. Can this team succeed with the young guards, Elton, and Andre? Or is there a trade out there that will package players and bring in a stud in return. It’s not clear yet what the other teams are willing to trade. When it becomes clear, trades will be discussed and I think there’s a chance Iguodala goes. Too early to tell, however.

Parker ignites fast start as Spurs thrash Sixers 76ers Notes

Williams is building rep as a scorer

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The 76ers count on Lou Williams for scoring. His role is simple — putting points on the board — and he has been so effective that he’s become a focal point of opposing teams’ scouting reports. Entering Saturday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, Williams was averaging 14.8 points in 23.2 minutes a game. Those numbers include his previous two games, in which he was hindered by a leftshoulder injury suffered in the second half of Wednesday night’s loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Williams scored only six points against the Thunder, and only two points two nights later against the Dallas Mavericks. Still, in averaging less than half a game of playing time, Williams is the team’s secondleading scorer and is third in assists with 3.3 a game. “When he took that hit, a big part of his game is getting in there and drawing fouls and getting contact,” said Sixers coach Doug Collins. “I just didn’t think he had that much aggressiveness. Against the Spurs, we’re going to need him to come in and do what he does.” The coach continued: “When you talk to people

about our team, they’re gameplanning for Lou Williams. When he comes in the game, they’re saying, ‘We cannot let that guy get off and have a big game.’ He’s a big part of what we do coming off that bench. We need him to get that back.”

Ready for more?

So far this season, Collins has closely monitored the minutes of veteran center Tony Battie, who has proven himself effective. Battie is shooting 57.1 percent from the floor and averaging 3.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 12.0 minutes a game. For the Sixers, he has provided the interior defense so consistently lacking. Before Saturday night’s game, Battie said he was healthy enough to do more. “I need to have a sit-down with [Collins] and talk to him, because I feel that I could probably give more,” Battie said. “But at the same time, I know he’s the coach, he’s the captain of the ship, so he’s going to do things how he sees fit.”

quitted and transferred to Towson University. In the 2007 NBA draft, Neal went undrafted; he spent the next three seasons playing in Italy, Spain, and Turkey.

Still ailing

Comcast SportsNet color commentator Eric Snow still had not recovered by Saturday from an illness that kept him from working the previous night. For the second consecutive game, Sixers general manager Ed Stefanski joined play-by-play man Marc Zumoff to call the game.


Before the game, Collins said there was some concern that small forward Andre Iguodala again would be sidelined by right Achilles tendinitis, an injury that forced him to miss two games earlier in the week. “We were concerned with Dre; his leg was a little bit sore after the game against Dallas, but he said he’s OK,” Collins said.

Quote of the day

Speaking about his young backcourt of second-year Former La Salle University point guard Jrue Holiday and guard Gary Neal is in his rook- rookie shooting guard Evan ie season with the Spurs. Turner, Collins said: “I have Neal has played in all seven two very young guards that I of San Antonio’s games, aver- have to treat like gold beaging 6.7 points in 11.3 min- cause if this franchise is going to be good and bounce utes a game. Neal, who was the 2003-04 back, then those two kids Atlantic Ten Conference rook- have to be good for us. I like ie of the year, was dismissed what I see with them. We’re from the Explorers during a digging out and we’re trying rape scandal before the to move up, and it’s not easy.” 2004-05 season. Neal was ac— Kate Fagan

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76ERS from D1 jumper with plenty of time on the shot clock? Why was the Sixers’ offense just an alternating game of very bad oneon-one? When would the team find some discipline to make the extra pass? On Saturday night, the answer was never. The Sixers dropped to 2-8. The Spurs, led by Tony Parker with 24 points, improved to 7-1. “Usually, the team, we fight until the end, the whole game,” Nocioni explained afterward. “In the third quarter, we looked like we lost hope, so there was a reason I was frustrated. That’s it. We need to work together and try to be together right now.” He continued: “I think we need to learn. We need to try to play our game and run the floor. We need to try to run our plays, and we didn’t, so that’s why we lost the way we lost.” Before many inside the arena had sat down with their beers, the Spurs were ahead by 17 points, 29-12. After halftime, while some folks were in line for pretzels and soda, the Spurs went up by 70-52 and then, eventually, by 96-64. “It’s not a good feeling, but you continue to play,” said Sixers guard Lou Williams, who scored 13 points. “Once your pride kicks in, you don’t want to lose the game by 40 and 50 points. So you continue to play and, at the end of the day, guys, their personal reputations are on the line.” San Antonio’s lead was built on the combined effort of starting guards Manu Ginobili and Parker, who, entering the fourth quarter had out-

Spurs 116, 76ers 93 76ERS San Antonio

28 24 12 29 – 93 39 22 35 20 – 116 FG FT Reb 76ERS Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Iguodala 19:02 3-7 4-5 0-8 1 1 10 Brand 20:57 4-8 0-0 2-4 0 3 8 Hawes 13:58 2-4 1-1 1-3 2 2 5 Holiday 35:29 7-17 0-0 1-2 5 2 16 Turner 27:28 0-3 0-0 0-4 0 2 0 Speights 24:31 4-9 3-4 3-7 0 2 11 Williams 21:52 3-9 6-6 0-2 2 2 13 Young 21:14 5-9 0-0 1-3 2 2 10 Nocioni 19:36 3-6 2-2 0-4 0 3 9 Battie 6:38 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Meeks 17:15 1-4 5-6 0-0 1 0 7 Kapono 12:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 4 Totals 240:00 34-82 21-24 8-38 13 21 93 Percentages: FG .415, FT .875. 3-Point Goals: 4-9, .444 (Holiday 2-3, Nocioni 1-1, Williams 1-3, Meeks 0-2). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 15 (16 Pts). Blocked Shots: 6 (Hawes 2, Nocioni 2, Brand, Speights). Turnovers: 15 (Holiday 6, Hawes 2, Brand, Iguodala, Meeks, Nocioni, Speights, Turner, Williams). Steals: 5 (Holiday 2, Meeks 2, Young). Technical Fouls: Bench, 0:02 third.

FG FT Reb SN ANTONIO Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Jefferson 26:33 3-6 3-4 1-4 2 2 10 Duncan 24:04 2-9 3-3 1-6 5 3 7 Blair 23:46 5-8 3-4 1-12 1 2 13 Parker 27:35 10-13 4-5 0-3 7 1 24 Ginobili 25:12 6-10 3-3 0-1 1 0 18 Hill 21:09 5-8 5-6 0-2 0 2 16 McDyess 7:35 2-4 0-0 0-1 0 0 4 Splitter 18:33 2-6 2-2 0-3 2 2 6 Neal 23:56 2-9 0-0 2-7 1 3 5 Gee 14:42 1-3 0-0 2-2 0 3 2 Bonner 14:55 1-5 3-4 3-5 0 0 6 Quinn 12:00 2-4 0-0 0-1 2 1 5 Totals 240:00 41-85 26-31 10-47 21 19 116 Percentages: FG .482, FT .839. 3-Point Goals: 8-18, .444 (Ginobili 3-5, Hill 1-1, Quinn 1-2, Bonner 1-3, Neal 1-3, Jefferson 1-4). Team Rebounds: 9. Team Turnovers: 14 (15 Pts). Blocked Shots: 5 (Blair, Gee, Ginobili, Hill, Jefferson). Turnovers: 13 (Gee 3, Ginobili 3, Duncan 2, Blair, Jefferson, Neal, Parker, Splitter). Steals: 10 (Parker 3, Blair 2, Ginobili 2, Bonner, Jefferson, Splitter). Technical Fouls: None. A: 17,627 (18,797). T: 2:10. Officials: James Capers, Pat Fraher, Mark Lindsay.

76ers Statistics Not including Saturday's game. Player G FG-A FG% FT-A FT% OR DR TR A TO Avg. Brand ...............9 61-108 .565 33-42 .786 34 41 75 19 18 17.2 Williams ...........9 37-92 .402 48-56 .857 3 11 14 30 18 14.8 Holiday ............9 47-104 .452 23-31 .742 11 17 28 67 23 14.1 Iguodala ..........7 36-83 .434 16-28 .571 8 29 37 39 18 13.1 Nocioni ............9 34-73 .466 8-11 .727 4 31 35 12 9 9.9 Young ..............9 39-67 .582 8-11 .727 10 22 32 6 9 9.8 Turner ..............9 36-78 .462 13-19 .684 5 51 56 21 19 9.4 Meeks ..............3 8-19 .421 3-4 .750 1 2 3 1 1 8.0 Hawes .............9 24-51 .471 5-13 .385 8 19 27 6 8 6.0 Battie ...............7 12-21 .571 1-2 .500 4 21 25 2 1 3.6 Speights ..........9 11-27 .407 4-6 .667 4 21 25 4 9 2.9 Kapono ............7 3-12 .250 1-1 1.000 2 3 5 1 1 1.0 Songaila ..........2 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 1 0 0.0 Three-Point Goals: , Williams: 11-32, Holiday: 10-25, Iguodala: 4-17, Nocioni: 13-33, Young: 2-5, Turner: 0-6, Meeks: 5-11, Hawes: 1-3.Kapono: 0-1,

scored the Sixers’ starting guards, 40-2. Parker darted in and around the lane, finishing repeatedly at the rim, while Ginobili handled the perimeter scoring, splashing a trio of three-pointers. “We didn’t execute …,” said Sixers power forward Elton Brand, who scored eight points in 20 minutes, 57 seconds of playing time. “You look at the Spurs; they executed and we certainly didn’t.” Brand was one of three starters — including swingman Andre Iguodala and cen-

ter Spencer Hawes — who watched from the bench the entire fourth quarter. Iguodala played 19:02 and scored 10 points, all in the first half. Hawes played 13:58. “I don’t put starters back in a game like that,” Sixers coach Doug Collins said. “Let those other guys get out there and play and get some minutes. They could have beaten us by 60.” Contact staff writer Kate Fagan at 856-779-3844 or

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F x Vick trying ASHLEY

to ignore all the MVP buzz

In 2002, when Michael three interceptions. He also Vick was in his second rushed for 648 yards and season in Atlanta, he heard eight more touchdowns. The the buzz. With each Falcons were 8-3-1 and the subsequent Falcons win, it buzz was immense. grew louder, until it Vick said he couldn’t consumed him and, handle it. He got caught up consequently, wrecked the in his statistics, and his team’s year. production suffered. In the National Football League last four games of the Most Valuable Player buzz regular season, his — season killer. And it is completion percentage back. dropped to 49.6 percent, Vick was oblivious to the and he threw five buzz this time around. He interceptions and six didn’t know that ESPN’s touchdowns and didn’t score Adam Schefter on Friday another one on the ground. had named him the league’s Consequently, the Falcons midseason MVP. Vick has dropped three of their last tried not to listen to any four, won one playoff game, outside analysis, good or and then lost to the Eagles, bad, of his play, because he 20-6, at Veterans Stadium. knows what can happen. “All my great seasons “I got caught up in it in always ended here in 2002 and lost focus,” Vick Philadelphia, in the playoffs, said on Friday. “I started in the cold,” Vick said. worrying about trying to While he isn’t listening to accomplish that goal. So I the MVP buzz, Vick said, “it can’t do that again. Now, I’m would mean a great deal if I putting no extra pressure on did win it. myself. It’s good to have “But it just goes to show that buzz, but you’ve just got to keep playing.” There is, after all, a long way to go this season. Vick has played only three complete games — at Detroit, at Jacksonville and last Sunday at home against Indianapolis. YONG KIM / Staff Photographer The Eagles “I got caught up in it in 2002 and lost won all three. focus,” Eagles QB Michael Vick said. But there’s no question that Vick that hard work, dedication belongs in the conversation. and all the time that I’ve He leads the NFL with a put into this game really 105.3 passer rating that is paid off. But even more so, the highest of his career. He I have to give credit to my was the NFC offensive teammates, to the guys player of the month in around me, because without September with a 110.2 them none of this would be rating, and in five games possible.” this season — he missed ¢ three with torn rib cartilage Jaworski was at the — Vick has yet to throw an Eagles’ practice facility on interception. Friday and will call the If he continues that play Eagles-Redskins game for the second half of the Monday night for ESPN. season, then Vick very well During a conference call could win the league’s most with reporters on Thursday, prestigious honor. Jaworski said that he “We’re all way too quick expected Vick to be an elevating people and Eagle next season and knocking people down,” Ron Donovan McNabb to be Jaworski said on Friday of somewhere other than the midseason hype. “I think Washington. Both there’s a long way to go in quarterbacks are set to this season — a long way to become free agents after go. this season. “I’ve always felt when “I can’t see Michael Vick teams start getting you on not being the quarterback in tape, seeing what you’re Philadelphia,” Jaworski said. doing, breaking you down, “He’s clearly played well. they make adjustments. So He’s been accepted in this then, does Michael make the town right now. The players adjustments? Does the have embraced him. He’s Eagles’ offense make performed very well on the adjustments? He’s playing field. There’s an air of great football, I’m going to excitement about the team. give him that, but, boy, it’s a … This is a very potent small sampling when you offensive group, so I would consider the full body of think the Eagles would like work of a 16-game NFL to keep that together as season. So I’d be a little long as they can.” cautious right now.” Jaworski said he thought Eagles offensive the Redskins had found coordinator Marty their franchise quarterback Mornhinweg said that Vick when they acquired McNabb has played “just like I in a trade with the Eagles. expected him to play,” which But Jaworski said that, is well. given the fact that “He is playing the Washington has not quarterback position — and extended McNabb’s contract that entails an awful lot of and that Mike Shanahan things — at a high level up benched McNabb two weeks to date,” Mornhinweg said. ago in the final two minutes “We’ll see what happens. against Detroit, “none of He’s got to continue to do those are positives.” that. That’s the one thing “Although there’s a dearth I’m really proud of. He’s of quarterbacks in the NFL, playing that quarterback my gut would tell me position at a really high Donovan is somewhere else level.” next year,” Jaworski said. That was the case in 2002, too. Through the first 12 Contact staff writer Ashley Fox games of the season, Vick at 215-854-5064 or completed 61.1 percent of Follow his passes for 1,991 yards, her on Twitter: with 10 touchdowns and just

Tight end Brent Celek, dropping a pass against the 49ers, has been missing in action this season.

CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer

The Birds’ big ‘winners’ The Eagles are exactly halfway through their schedule. The media’s midseason playbook calls for one of those evaluation columns where grades are handed out. Page 2 has decided to go a different way and distribute midseason awards, which is entirely different from the grading concept in that made-up honors with absurd names will be substituted for the letters A through F. Here are our first (and probably last) annual “8 Games Down, 8 Games to Go” prizewinners: Milk Carton Award: Last year, Brent Celek had 76 catches and eight touchdowns. This season, he has just two touchdowns and 21 catches. Among tight ends, that reception number ties him for 16th — try to name 15 other tight ends — with Jermichael Finley, a guy who had season-ending knee surgery after Week 5. Could be that Donovan McNabb relied on Celek more than Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick did. Or maybe, because of the offensive-line issues, he’s been tasked to block more. Whatever the reason, it’s not the Pro Bowl season Page 2 anticipated for Celek. A few more games like this and we’ll have to plaster his mug on a milk carton with the other missing children. Poor English Award: Listen, when Andy Reid tells you that Kolb is his starting quarterback, you’d better believe him — right up to the point when he changes his mind the very next day and tells you that Vick is

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the starting quarterback. Maybe if he thought these things through, his English would be easier to understand. Name, Rank, Serial Number Award: Given to Joe Banner and the front office for how the organization handled Vick’s Virginia Beach Bang, Bang Birthday Bash fallout. Banner said the organization was privy to information about the evening that wasn’t reported in the media, but he refused to share it with us. You could waterboard the entire staff and they still wouldn’t tell what they know. Perfect Attendance Award: Given to every member of the Eagles — except Vick. Reid supposedly told the quarterback to show up late and stay in the locker room for the game against the Atlanta Falcons. Reid is always open and honest, so that’s probably what happened. If 90 percent of success is merely showing up, then it was good of Vick to represent the other 10 percent. Brett Favre Avert Your Eyes Cell Phone Award: The only thing uglier than the Favre photos was watching Ellis Hobbs try to cover Kenny Britt. Izel Jenkins, we’ve found your natural successor.

Teddy KGB Award: No matter what you may think about Vick, it’s impossible to deny how well he’s played. He’s clearly setting himself up for a fat new contract. Somewhere, his agent is mimicking John Malkovich’s character in Rounders: “Pay him. Pay that man his money.” ¢ Last season, I had Terrell Owens on one of my (many) teams. He was dreadful. This year, I don’t have T.O. on any of my (many) teams. He’s been fantastic. I’m sending him a bill for my (many) league fees.


QB: Josh Freeman, Carson Palmer, Ryan Fitzpatrick. RB: Jahvid Best, Thomas Jones, LeSean McCoy. WR: Terrell Owens, Mike Wallace, Mike Williams. Flex (RB/WR/TE): Marshawn Lynch, Dez Bryant, Jacob Tamme.


QB: Matt Cassel, Jon Kitna Vince Young. RB: BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Felix Jones, Beanie Wells. WR: Lee Evans, Dez Bryant, Chad Ochocinco. Flex (RB/WR/TE): Shonn Greene, Ochocinco, Greg Olsen.

(Home team in CAPS) Last week: 4-2 Season: 15-18-3 8 BUCS minus 7 over the Panthers: Last week was a much better stretch for me. When I inevitably sink back into my deep prognostication funk, just remember: The picks are free. 8 STEELERS minus 41/2 over the Patriots: What’s the most embarrassing career moment for Tom Brady: the time he posed in GQ with a bunch of farm animals or all the heat he’s taking for stealing Justin Bieber’s haircut? 8 Texans plus 11/2 over the JAGS: I haven’t picked a Houston game correctly all season. That means I’m due — or not. Did I mention the picks are free? 8 BEARS plus 1 over the Vikings: Brad Childress and Brett Favre should grab their weapons of choice and do battle on the field at halftime. The ratings would be huge. 8 Jets minus 3 over the BROWNS: Eric Mangini’s crew can’t win two big games in a row. Probably. Temper your enthusiasm when reading this section. (Free. The picks are totally free.) 8 Eagles minus 31/2 over the REDSKINS: Donovan McNabb and Mike Shanahan are on the outs. This game will not double as couples counseling. Contact columnist John Gonzalez at 215-854-2813 or Follow him on Twitter:

NFC East Update Cleaning up in Big D Wade Phillips is out, and Jerry Jones looks bewildered and embarrassed. Jason Garrett is auditioning for his first head coaching position with Jon Kitna as his quarterback. For perspective on this mess, Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times called the only living coaches to have led the Cowboys to Super Bowl victories: Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer. Johnson went right for the owner. “The problem with the Cowboys is you’re not real sure who the leader is — and therein lies the problem. Their players haven’t answered to the head coach, and I think that’s a problem.” Switzer says it is painfully obvious

when a team has packed it in for the season. “Backs don’t ricochet up into those dark holes like they did when they had a chance to get into the playoffs. When they aren’t going to the playoffs, they get out of bounds sooner. They get down quicker. The receivers come across the middle and they might not stretch and lay out for a ball. They would have given it all up to make a play to get in the playoffs.”

Downright offensive

Giants coach Tom Coughlin can try all he wants to find negatives from the last few weeks — red-zone failures in the second half against Seattle (after they led 35-0, of course) and turnovers the previous week in Dallas — but his

Sunday Poll Michael Vick is talking Super Bowl for the Eagles. Do you think he can deliver? 1. Yes. Vick can make up for the rest of the team’s deficiencies. 2. No. There are too many holes at other positions. 3. Not sure. This team is too inconsistent for me to get a good read.

Go to to be heard

team is rolling on offense. The Giants scored 41 points in each game (first time they surpassed 40 two straight weeks since 1966) and are averaging 36 in their last four. Not since the regular-season finale and three playoff wins during the 1986 Super Bowl run have the Giants scored more points in a four-game span than they have in the last month. The Giants have the second-best offense in the league based on yards per game, the third-best rushing attack, and the seventh-best passing game. And Eli Manning is on pace for career highs in touchdowns, yards, and completion percentage. He even has one more touchdown pass than Peyton Manning (only Drew Brees and Philip Rivers have more).

Results of last week’s online Sunday sports poll: Which rookie has the best chance to develop into a star? Out of 1,284 responses Sergei Bobrovsky (789 votes) Brandon Graham (130 votes) Evan Turner (263 votes) Vance Worley (102 votes)

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Sunday, November 14, 2010



Samuel has heart set on the Hall of Fame

SAMUEL from D1 deal and figure things out.” out, which is crazy. I would Samuel said the autonomy imagine now that people gave him the confidence to would start saying stuff about excel in sports even when he the Hall of Fame.” wasn’t always the most gifted With his two interceptions athlete. By his junior year at of Peyton Manning in the Ea- Boyd Anderson High, Samuel gles’ 26-24 triumph over the was the hot-shot point guard Colts last Sunday, Samuel has and starting quarterback. 40 career picks in 71/2 seaHe threw for more than sons. If he were to maintain 2,000 yards that season runthat pace over just the next ning coach Steve Davis’ 31/2 seasons — and through spread offense. By the spring, his Eagles contract — he however, Davis had been rewould have 59. placed by Egelsky, who was Only nine men in the histo- scrapping the spread for the ry of the game have more. Six Wing-T. Even worse, he wantare in the Hall of Fame. One ed to turn Samuel into a de— the Saints’ Darren Sharper fensive back. — is active. Samuel’s 40 picks “The city wanted to lynch don’t include his seven post- him,” Samuel said of his new season interceptions, four of coach. “He’s white, and I which were returned for don’t know if we ever had a touchdowns (an NFL record). white coach. And this guy “If anybody else had this comes here, and he’s saying, type of stuff — name a first ‘You’re not going to play quarrounder … Terence Newman? terback. You’re going to move If he had the career I was to defense.’ All-black school having, you know how much went crazy.” they would be talking about Samuel and a few of his him?” said Samuel, a fourth- teammates considered taking round draft pick in 2003. “I their talents to rival Dillard. realize what it is, so that’s But Egelsky persuaded them why I’m not really tripping. to stay and got Samuel to But I do want my respect.” change positions when he inThe phrase “catch-22” was formed him that recruiters coined for people like Sam- weren’t interested in a uel. It also happens to be the “5-foot-7 quarterback.” number he wears. The corner“I took the kid’s pride back wants the recognition away,” Egelsky said. “But rethat peers Nnamdi Aso- cruiters were asking me if he mugha, Charles Woodson, could play defense, and I and Darrelle Revis — all wanted him to have an opporformer first-round picks — re- tunity to play in college.” ceive, but he isn’t willing to Playing mostly safety, Samgo through the uel picked off publicity hoops four passes his se“I realize to get the mesnior season and I probably have led the city in sage out. “Asante didn’t breakups. to talk more pass do what Deion While the Divijust to help Sanders did. He sion I scholarship didn’t market offers remained myself out, himself,” Samscant, Samuel uel’s high school which is crazy.” drew more intercoach, Perry Egelest after the Asante Samuel, sky, said of the move. on trying to make the Hall of Fame Hall of Famer his “I thank him evformer player is ery day for that,” compared with most. “I know Samuel said. “That was the he feels slighted. But that best thing to ever happen to goes back to Georgia and hav- me.” ing to play for a second-tier Egelsky isn’t quite sure college [Central Florida]. I how Georgia entered the mix. don’t think he’s the player he Typically, a program interestis without the chips on his ed in one of his players would shoulder.” contact him first. But Samuel If Samuel does make the was handling his own busiHall of Fame, he could go ness. He had been in contact down as one of the more anon- with the Bulldogs and made ymous great athletes to pass an official visit. through Philadelphia. For the He left without an offer. fans and the media, there is “If they don’t offer before only the public image of the you leave, they don’t want brash, mouthy cornerback, an you,” Egelsky said. “For interception artist who shies weeks, I’m punching the away from contact. phone trying to get an anStill, there are sides Samuel swer. I was trying to soften keeps guarded. He is a cere- the blow. But how do you tell bral player who doesn’t miss a kid with his ego and his an angle and has earned the pride that they don’t want nickname “The President” you?” from his head coach. He is a Samuel kept telling the othbusinessman who runs a er schools interested in him record label and has set him- that he was going to Georgia, self up post-football. He is a so they started rescinding family man who moved his their offers. Finally, several once-absentee father to Bos- weeks before signing day, ton after Samuel was drafted Samuel was told Georgia by the Patriots and got him wanted him only as a preoff drugs. ferred walk-on. At that point, Central Florida was the only Man of the house Division I-A scholarship left Because his father, Jasper, on the table. wasn’t around much during “That broke his heart,” Egelhis childhood, Samuel’s moth- sky said. “I think that was the er, Christine, deemed him first time he was ever reject“man of the house.” While ed. I think that whole prothat tag came with responsi- cess, in my opinion, really put bilities, it also came with cer- his shield up. Georgia to Centain liberties. tral Florida was like, ‘Whoa.’ ” If Samuel wanted to skip Samuel made the best of classes in middle school, he his situation at Central Floricould. If he wanted to ride his da. He started out at free safebike all over the Lauderdale ty, but defensive coordinator Lakes, Fla., community and Gene Chizik — now the head stay out until 9 p.m., his moth- coach at undefeated Auburn er allowed it. — moved him to corner, and “I guess going through he finished his career with a those things made me stron- school-best 38 passes deflectger,” Samuel said. “She just ed. let me be a man at a young However, when the NFL age, and I had to wheel and draft came, Samuel slipped to

By Jeff McLane

day. He said the concussion was the first of his career and Six days after suffering a that he felt “pretty confident concussion, Max Jean-Gilles re- that I’m playing” Monday. turned to practice Saturday. It was the sixth concusThe Eagles guard passed sion for an Eagles player all of his post-con- this season. In each of the testing previous five, the player Eagles cussion and has been missed at least the followNotes cleared to play, ac- ing game. cording to coach Reid said that Jean-Gilles Andy Reid. Jean-Gilles is listed had a headache the Monday afas questionable for Monday ter the game, but that his night’s game at Washington, “symptoms went away quickly.” however, and if he can’t go, “All these [concussions] are Nick Cole will start at right different, so you just have to guard. take them as they come,” Jean-Gilles left in the first Reid said. half of the Colts game SunCole, who opened the sea-




Commentary By Bob Ford

Vick’s play puts him in line for big payday

the fourth round despite indications from several teams that he would go earlier. “That was a bad day right there,” Samuel said. “Sixteen corners went before me.” When he settled in New England, Samuel decided it was time to rekindle his relationship with his father. They lived in the same area and saw each other occasionally as he grew up, but it was not an ideal father-son bond. “He was just strung out,” Samuel said. “But when I got to the league I moved him up to Boston and helped him get off drugs and turn his life around a little bit. So that made our relationship. We learned a lot about [each other] because I was staying with him every day.”

EAGLES from D1 one in the league is playing linebacker better than Stewart Bradley right now, so we’ll just give you the quote and move on.) For Vick to be the quarterback in Philadelphia next season — and let’s assume the owners and players can collectively decide how to divide billions of dollars — the Eagles will have to extend his contract. As attractive as it seems to negotiate a new deal now, people seem to forget that Vick might not be interested. Fans might want to The President lock up the quarterback, but STEPHAN SAVOIA / Associated Press With the Patriots, Samuel that term has a whole differAsante Samuel had 22 interceptions over five seasons won Super Bowls in his first ent connotation for Vick. Bewith the Patriots. This one was from 2006. two seasons. In 2006, he reing locked up is nothing to corded 10 interceptions but joke about, not for someone was not voted into the Pro who has been through his Bowl. He made it the followphysical and financial incarThe Eagles signed Asante Samuel in 2008 because ing season and hit the freeceration. they needed interceptions. Mission accomplished. After agent market looking to cash It might be that the Eagles recording 22 picks for New England in five seasons, he in. would give Vick the best offer, 1 has delivered 18 for the Birds in the last 2 /2 seasons. Though the Jets offered but he won’t know that until Here is where the seventh-year cornerback out of the more, Samuel knew he didn’t March, when the free-agency University of Central Florida ranks. want to play for Bill Belichick period begins. It might be Among Active Players protege Eric Mangini. He that he doesn’t want to go picked the Eagles and their through the trouble of winTotal Rookie Year six-year $56 million offer, ning over another outraged 1. Darren Sharper 63 1997 which made him the highestfan base, but that will be a 2. Ed Reed 49 2002 paid cornerback at the time. calculation as well. And loyalSamuel’s detractors said he ty, or appreciation for a hand 3. Charles Woodson 47 1998 was a system corner, a produp? Well, that could be in Champ Bailey 47 1999 uct of Belichick’s scheme, there, too. 5. Asante Samuel 40 2003 and they pointed to Samuel’s “When nobody else wanted ¢ Of note: The Redskins’ DeAngelo Hall (32), a rookie in interception output dipping me, they did,” Vick said. “I 2004, probably has the best chance to catch Samuel on to four in his first season with definitely have to take that the active list. the Eagles. But he dropped a into consideration when it’s number of would-be picks time to make a decision on All-Time that season and rebounded in something.” Total Years 2009 with nine. Deciding on an adopted 1. Paul Krause 81 1964-79 Still, the turnovers weren’t hometown discount would go enough in the eyes of Samonly so far, though. Vick is 2. Emlen Tunnell 79 1948-61 uel’s critics. They pointed to still emerging from his 2008 3. Rod Woodson 71 1987-2003 his aversion to tackling, bankruptcy and has almost 4. Night Train Lane 68 1952-65 which had worsened. Samuel nothing to show for the 5. Ken Riley 65 1969-83 said two stingers and a neck record $130 million contract ¢ Of note: Samuel is tied for 74th in NFL history. injury he suffered last season he signed with Atlanta and Sharper is sixth all-time. The top four on this list are in made him shy away from tackthen tossed away. Over the the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ling. years, he has done everything Philadelphians may not bewrong with his money, from In Eagles History lieve it, but Samuel was once investing it in the dogfighting Total Years known as a hitter. In high operation, to entrusting it to school, he earned the nickfinancial “advisers” who were 1. Bill Bradley 34 1969-76 name “Asante the Assassin” actually charlatans and Eric Allen 34 1988-94 after he knocked a receiver thieves, to using it to support 3. Herman Edwards 33 1977-85 out cold. As Eagles coach multiple residences and a Brian Dawkins 33 1996-2008 Andy Reid liked to remind long roster of friends, ac5. Wes Hopkins 30 1983-93 him last season, Samuel’s Cenquaintances, and passers-by tral Florida highlight reel was who wallowed in the deep ¢ Of note: If Samuel were to continue at his current full of big collisions. trough. pace over seven seasons in Philadelphia, equaling “He still brings up my tape: No one knows what lesAllen’s time here, Samuel would easily become the ‘Man, you were smashing peosons Vick actually learned franchise’s all-time leader with around 50. ple,’ ” Samuel said, referring from the last few years, but — to Reid. “Last year, he used to he had plenty of time to tease me about it: ‘You can’t study them, both as an actufool me, Asante. I know how slow motion, see a play as it Asante and I are going to take al prisoner and then as one you hit. I just finished watch- develops. Case in point: Last all of our connections and whose earning potential ing your college tape.’ ” week, when the Colts had one bring them into a TV show,” was held captive by past With a nudge from Reid more play remaining before Dorenbos said. “That’s all I’ll misdeeds. and his coaches, Samuel add- time expired, Samuel told say.” Those days are over. The ed a couple more pounds of Quintin Mikell to move to corSamuel, a business major market for Vick is open and muscle in the off-season, and ner so he could play safety in college, said he wants to be robust, and, if he keeps from the results show. No one will and read Manning’s eyes. He an entrepreneur. There’s getting hurt, he will make a mistake Samuel for Ray baited the quarterback into a something else he wants lot of money from what will Lewis, but he isn’t as reticent throw — his specialty — and more once football is over. De- be the last meaningful conto tackle this season. picked off the pass to seal the spite how the rest of his ca- tract of his career. Vick turns “If you look back over As- game. reer projects, Samuel will 31 in June (actually June 26, ante’s career, there’s always “He’s a zone player that have a hard time getting into if you want to invite all of his been a play here or a play reads pattern development ex- the Hall of Fame. There are friends and throw a birthday there — or three plays within tremely well, maybe as well just 21 defensive backs in the party), and if he gets a fivea game — that he’s been out as anyone,” ESPN analyst Hall, only 10 of whom were or six-year deal that averages because of getting dinged,” Ron Jaworski said. “He reads exclusively cornerbacks. out to $15 million a season, he Eagles defensive coordinator a quarterback’s drops. He “The President” isn’t will- can stop clipping coupons forSean McDermott said. “And reads a quarterback’s eyes. ing to do his own public rela- ever. that hasn’t been the case as He’s a very intelligent player, tions, though. That’s the reality the Eagles much this year.” and he’s quick as a cat.” “See, if I went out and start- would have to overcome if Samuel doesn’t make the Reid calls him “The Presi- ed pubbing this up like how they try to sign him ahead of big bucks, though, because dent.” they do, ‘Revis Island,’ ” Sam- free agency. Vick has only one he’s a sound tackler. He’s in“He’s a smooth operator,” uel said, referring to the nick- contract to make back the strumental to the Eagles’ de- Reid said. “He sees every- name of Jets cornerback Dar- money he lost. He may not fense because he can cut off thing, and he analyzes every- relle Revis, “I’d make up a even be focused on thinking the entire left side of the field thing and takes it all in.” name, ‘Asante’s Left Side.’ about it now, preferring to let against quarterbacks fearful Samuel brings that acumen But I ain’t into that. Someone the season play out, to let his of turnovers. Opposing quar- to the business side of his else can do it.” work provide the ad camterbacks have a minuscule life. He’s invested in a Floridapaign. passer rating of 29 this sea- based hip-hop label and is de- Contact staff writer Jeff McLane Still, waiting it out could be son when they target receiv- veloping a television show at 215-854-4745 or a dangerous path for Vick. He ers Samuel covers. with Eagles long snapper Jon Follow already has suffered an injuHe has the ability to survey Dorenbos. ry running the ball this seahim on Twitter at the entire field and, as if in “The gist of the show is that son, and he is always just one more hit from being rolled into the MRI machine again. The next hit might not just be painful, it might be very expensive. With a potential lifetime son as the starter, struggled ahead of Clinton Portis as the said that he needed to im- payday on the line, however, when he came in for Jean- Redskins seek a healthy run- prove his blocking and get Vick would be ill-advised not Gilles. The interior of the Ea- ning back for Monday night. better acquainted with the Ea- to find out the height of the gles’ line had trouble contain- Washington coach Mike Shana- gles’ offense. ceiling. The Eagles have indiing Redskins defensive tackle han said Saturday that Torain “Somebody could look at it cated they would make some Albert Haynesworth a month was close to full speed after as if you missed all these contract overtures soon, but ago. suffering a hamstring injury games,” Harbor said. “I look don’t expect much from The Eagles will be without de- two weeks ago against De- at it as if it was just a little them. fensive backs Nate Allen (neck) troit. He added that he did redshirt. It got me ready.” The next time someone and Ellis Hobbs (hip). Rookie not want to rush the return of locks up Michael Vick, he inKurt Coleman will make his first Portis, who has missed four The Associated Press tends to have a lot more say career start in place of Allen at games with a torn left groin. contributed information for this in the matter than he did the free safety and Dimitri Patterson last time. article. will take Hobbs’ spot at corner- Extra points back for the second straight Despite a strong preseason Contact staff writer Jeff McLane Contact columnist Bob Ford at week. and being active for the sea- at 215-854-4745 or 215-854-5842 or son opener, rookie tight end Follow Read Torain is likely starter Clay Harbor has not dressed him on Twitter at his recent work at Ryan Torain appears to be for the last seven games. He

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Sunday, November 14, 2010



Overall: Redskins lead series, 78-68-6. Last matchup: Oct. 3, 2010, Redskins won, 17-12, at Lincoln Financial Field

Eagles at Redskins Monday at 8:30 p.m.

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Fortunes reverse for Eagles, ’Skins


hen the Eagles head down I-95 to face Washington at FedEx Field on Monday night, they are sure to encounter a frothing-at-the-mouth Redskins fan base. It might not be the Eagles, however, that the natives are waiting to pounce on. With Washington mired in a quarterback drama that makes the Eagles’ situation look serene, Redskins fans could turn on either Donovan McNabb or coach Mike Shanahan. What a difference a month makes. The first time these teams met in early October, McNabb was making his triumphant return to Lincoln Financial Field. He was anything but perfect, but Washington eked out a 17-12 win, and McNabb afterward was crowing about who got the better end of the trade between the teams. Now he’s out of shape and stupid, at least if you read between the lines of

Shanahan’s explanations for benching McNabb two weeks ago. The Eagles, meanwhile, are still basking in the glow of their first victory over the Colts in 17 years. A month ago, Michael Vick entered the first Redskins game fresh off two near-perfect performances. But he was knocked out in the first half and missed the next three games. Now Vick is back, and all is right in Eagles World — unless, of course, the Redskins score an upset. Here is a look at the teams:

Eagles’ strengths

In the four games in which Vick has started at quarterback, DeSean Jackson has caught 19 passes for 416 yards and three touchdowns. In Jackson’s three starts with Kevin Kolb at quarterback, the speedy wide receiver had six catches for 88 yards

and one score. While too much may have been made of the differences — they are small samples, after all — there is no denying that Vick and Jackson have a vibe going on. And when those two are clicking, the rest of the arsenal — led by running back LeSean McCoy and receiver Jeremy Maclin — makes the Eagles’ fourth-ranked offense that much more daunting. The defense is led by defensive end Trent Cole and cornerback Asante Samuel. Both are playing at perhaps the highest level of their careers.

Eagles’ weaknesses

If the Eagles fall short of their ultimate goal or even their preliminary goals, they will likely look back and point to one area as their shortcoming. The offensive line has been a sieve most of the season and was ravaged by the Colts last

week. Max Jean-Gilles had stabilized right guard when it became obvious Nick Cole couldn’t. But Jean-Gilles is questionable for Sunday with a concussion, and Cole is the alternative. That spells trouble. The Eagles’ run defense was scorched early in the season and especially against the Redskins when the complement of Ryan Torain and Clinton Portis gashed the unit up the middle. Since that game, however, the Eagles have improved their run-defense ranking by 12 spots and have shut down top tailbacks Frank Gore, Michael Turner, and Chris Johnson.

Redskins’ strengths

Washington’s defense is second-to-last in the league as far as yards surrendered, but it’s nowhere near that bad. The unit does one thing very well, and it may be as important as any defensive statistic: the

Redskins get off the field on McNabb has played, a lot of third down. They’re second blame has to be placed on in the NFL in that category, an offensive line that rivals behind only the New York the Eagles’ in futility. The Giants, and have forced ineffectiveness of tackles opposing offenses to punt 34 Trent Williams and Stephen out of 98 times. Heyer has kept They’re also McNabb on his pretty good at toes. buckling down If the Redskins inside their own can’t run the ball red zone, allowing anywhere near the touchdowns only way they did in half of the time. the first meeting The Eagles’ — when they defense, by gained 169 yards comparison, has — they’ll have to given up red-zone rely on McNabb touchdowns 75 behind that porous Donovan percent of the line. Torain McNabb has not time. (hamstring) and had a good two On offense, Portis (groin) were weeks. receiver Santana missing by the end Moss is McNabb’s of the Detroit top target. He’s caught 48 game two weeks ago, but passes for 604 yards, but they’ve had time to heal up. has only two touchdowns. Moss is great on third Contact staff writer Jeff McLane down, though, catching 13 at 215-854-4745 or passes for 170 yards.

Redskins’ weaknesses As inconsistently as


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eSean McCoy held up his hands as if he were blocking a linebacker and craned his neck to the side. This is what he did last week during one Michael Vick scramble — a play that, for the Eagles, is at once exhilirating and nerveracking. “As I’m blocking, I’m looking,” McCoy said, recalling how he tried to watch the action as Vick raced by. “Them type of plays, it’s like, wow.” The big arm, blazing speed, and attackmode competitiveness that fuel Vick’s daring runs draw fanlike awe from his teammates, even in a professional locker room where everyone is strong and fast and athletic. Players such as McCoy wish their quarterback would finish his scrambles more safely — “At the end of the run you’re like, ‘Ahh! Go out of bounds!’ ” McCoy said — but his refusal to do so helps explain Vick’s hold on the Eagles. On a team full of young players, many watched Vick as they grew up. Some used his His runs character in video games. both thrill Others owned replicas of No. 7 Falcons jersey. and worry hisVick and Randy Moss are teammates the two “rock stars” whose are most admired as the QB talents by their NFL peers, CBS analyst Phil Simms said in a takes his recent radio interview. chances. “The players love what they stand for, some of the things they do, all of the natural talent they have,” Simms told the Dan Patrick radio show. “Michael Vick’s like a celebrity,” said linebacker Moise Fokou. Despite being a marquee attaction for years, Vick still appears tight around cameras. He speaks in low tones that don’t carry. His leadership instead seems to stem from raw athletic star power. “He’s soft-spoken, but when he comes into that game, he demands respect from everbody and he gives you that determination, ‘Let’s go,’ ” McCoy said. “He looks in your eyes, and he yells at guys to get them motivated.” Guard Todd Herremans memorably described Vick’s huddle demeanor as this: “ ‘All right, I’m going to get this done right now. Are you guys going to help me?’ ” The edge Vick carries onto the field was evident after his last game and throughout the week, as his refusal to slide at the end of his runs and preference for taking on defenders became a topic of conversation. “I play this game the way I play it, and I’m not going to change. I’m not going to play this game scared or hesitant or conservative,” Vick said, with a tone of defiance, firmly batting away a question last Sunday about why he didn’t slide at the end of several key runs that helped beat the Colts. “At the end of the day, I just want to be able to tell myself I gave it everything I had, and I didn’t hold anything back.” This was after Vick’s first start since two Redskins sandwiched him, tearing cartilage in his ribs and sidelining him for three games. As he returned, several teammates said they hoped to see some caution, particularly with eight more games on the schedule, including Monday’s rematch with the Redskins. Their concern was evident at the end of a second quarter run against the Colts. After Follow him on Twitter at

EAGLEKEYS By Jeff McLane Here are some key matchups that may determine Monday’s game:

Redskins QB Donovan McNabb vs. Eagles FS Kurt Coleman McNabb was a completely different quarterback in the first half of the first meeting between the teams than he was in the second. In the first 30 minutes he completed 6 of 8 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown. The rest of the way — 2 for 11 for 10 yards and an interception — he was terrible. The interception went into the waiting hands of safety Nate Allen. The Eagles, of course, selected Allen with the draft pick they received in exchange for trading McNabb to Washington. Allen is out for this game, however, with a neck strain. In his place is another rookie. Coleman is smaller than Allen — 5-foot-11, 195 pounds to 6-1, 210 — but he may be more menacing in center field.

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DeAngelo Hall will again try to shut down the Eagles’ explosive DeSean Jackson.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson vs. Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall

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Michael Vick dazzles teammates with his abilities, but they worry that his competitive drive

— some observers call it reckless abandon — will lead to more injuries.

Read the Eagles’ blog, “Birds’ Eye View” by Jeff McLane and Jonathan Tamari at at

Blog response of the week

Subject: Vick on his sliding: “It won’t happen.” Response from elijah29 at 1:14 p.m. Thursday: “C’mon Vick, man, slide!! We CANNOT have Kolb back as the QB. Our playoff chances would be over.” racing ahead for a first down, Vick slashed toward the Eagles’ sideline, where Kevin Kolb emphatically, repeatedly, pointed his index finger toward the ground. Eagles staffer and former receiving great Harold Carmichael waved both hands toward himself and the Eagles bench. “Get down! Get out of bounds!” their motions screamed. Vick ducked out of bounds, 24 yards gained, no pain endured. On an almost identical run later, though, instinct took over. After running more than 30 yards on a third and 4, Vick was near the sideline but tried one last juke. He got jolted from behind. “You have that end zone in front of you, and that’s all you’re thinking about,” he said

after the game, wearing a black zip sweater, with diamonds shining in each ear. “It’s like the lights turn on, and I don’t care what happens.” But the aggressive mentality that endears Vick to his teammates and makes him a menace to defenses might be a hazard to the Eagles, too. A quarterback with a bruised wrist or sore shoulder isn’t like a lineman who can tape it up and play, said ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski. “If he continues to play with the reckless abandon he plays with … he’s going to get hurt again,” Jaworski said. Vick said this week he doesn’t slide because he doesn’t know how and fears injury. Kolb, who played high school baseball, said he, too, is a non-slider. Offensive players are so used to running with a forward lean, Kolb said, that falling backwards feels vulnerable, especially since a defender might smack them as they go down. But Kolb and other Eagles said they’d prefer to see Vick stay safe. “I’ve got to hear it from everybody,” Vick said. Watching him scramble, then, can be like a roller-coaster ride: thrill edged with worry that something just might go wrong. The ride cranks up again Monday. Vick’s teammates might cringe at times, but they are clearly on board. Contact staff writer Jonathan Tamari at 215-854-5214 or

Jackson had a rough go in the first game, catching only three passes for 19 yards as the Redskins’ Cover 2 defense forced Michael Vick and then Kevin Kolb to mostly pick away with passes underneath. Hall had as much to do with Jackson’s difficulties in getting open as did the scheme. He also was in on the tackle that knocked Vick from the game and made the game-sealing interception on Kolb’s Hail Mary pass as time expired. Hall’s going to get a lot of help from his safeties, but Jackson has to take advantage whenever he has single coverage.

Eagles LB Stewart Bradley vs. Redskins TE Chris Cooley

Cooley torched the Eagles with a 31-yard touchdown pass from McNabb back in October, and Bradley was the one with the burn marks on his back. Whether it’s by design or not, Bradley is often left covering opposing tight ends, and the results have not been favorable. He still doesn’t seem to be 100 percent back from his knee injury, and the 6-4 linebacker needs to get his arms up more often in pass defense if he can’t always keep up with his man. Cooley’s 39 receptions for 440 yards are fifth in the NFL for tight ends.

Redskins WR Santana Moss vs. Eagles CB Dimitri Patterson

The makings were there for a disastrous outing from Patterson last week against the Colts. But the cornerback, in his first career start, handled himself nicely against quarterback Peyton Manning and kept receiver Reggie Wayne in check. Moss may not be as good as Wayne — at least in this stage of his career — but he is a wily veteran who knows has to play in small spaces.

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QB2010STATISTICS Michael Vick



3-1 60.8% 105.3 1,017 8.1 7 261 7.2 2


Donovan McNabb

Record as starter Completion pct. QB rating Passing yards Yards per completion Passing TDs Rushing yards Yards per carry Rushing TDs

4-4 57.4% 76.0 1,971 7.1 7 135 5.9 4


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Sun., Sept.12 Sun., Sept. 19 Sun., Sept. 26 Sun., Oct. 3 Sun., Oct. 10 Sun., Oct. 17 Sun., Oct. 24 Bye



Green Bay at Detroit at Jacksonville Washington at San Francisco Atlanta at Tennessee

L, 27-20 W, 35-32 W, 28-3 L, 17-12 W, 27-24 W, 31-17 L, 19-37

Destiny is in Eagles’ hands

The Eagles are contenders. After a seesaw early season against suspect competition, they have scored two quality wins in their last three games — beating the feathers off the Falcons, stymieing the Colts, and showing encouraging signs at the dawn of the season’s second half. The offense is dynamic. The defense has toughened up against the run and last week kept Peyton Manning in check. And the schedule gives the Eagles a chance to determine their own fate.

The Giants appear to be the class of the NFC, but the Eagles get two shots at them in the next six weeks, and a chance to grab control of their division. Potential wildcard competitors such as the Bears and Redskins are also on the schedule and seem more likely to implode than rally. The rest of the wild-card field is thin. All that means that in a supposed season of transition, the Eagles are in position for success as the days get short and cold weather blows in. Starting Monday, we see if they can follow through.

NFL time is ticking for fans

Roger Goodell and the league’s owners telling us that the system is cracked With eight games and needs an overleft to play, the haul when the numclock is on — no, bers are so rosy? not for the Eagles And how are both but for their fans. sides threatening to In case you stand their ground haven’t noticed, the until there is a lockNFL is heading toout in March? ward a work stopI’ve spoken to a sufpage. ficient number of That’s mind-blowing to consider when the NFL players to know that they, along is trumpeting its unprecedent- with NLPA executive director ed popularity amid a national DeMaurice Smith, believe that a lockout is inevitable. economic downturn. So enjoy the rest of the EaOn Thursday, the league offered up these numbers: 175 gles’ season. Make sure to million fans have tuned into tune in to Monday night’s Eaits games, making this the gles-Redskins game, destined most-watched season ever. to be one the 15 highest-rated Furthermore, 14 of the high- TV shows of the season. Or if you want to make a est-rated TV shows this seastatement (doubtful), watch son have been NFL games. So how are commissioner Dancing With The Stars.

Here are some numbers to roll around in your head while you wait for the Eagles and Redskins to kick off.


NFL rank for the Redskins in third-down defense percentage, 31.78. Washington, which has allowed just 34 first downs on 107 attempts, has been particularly tough the last four weeks. The Redskins allowed Detroit to convert on just four of 17 third downs in their last game and held Green Bay to just two conversions in 13 tries on Oct. 10. In their last meeting with the Eagles, the Redskins limited the Birds to five conversions on 14 tries. That means that Birds quarterback Michael Vick had better pile up the yards on first and second downs.

The Redskins limited DeSean Jackson, the Eagles’ dynamic playmaker, to three catches the last time they met by using a Cover 2 with a safety constantly watching him. Expect the Eagles to use some creativity to get Jackson the ball this time. Does that create the same explosive plays we’ve come to expect?

Time to step up

Nick Cole hasn’t played well since training camp, losing shots to start at center and guard and having a rough outing against the Colts last week. But he is expected to start in place of Max Jean-Gilles and will face a tough Redskins interior.

Tough two minutes

After a bye week, does coach Mike Shanahan believe that Donovan McNabb has learned the Redskins’ playbook and gotten into proper

Player Juqua Parker Mike Patterson Antonio Dixon Trent Cole Ernie Sims Stewart Bradley Moise Fokou Asante Samuel Dimitri Patterson Quintin Mikell Kurt Coleman


Wt. 198 340 321 315 350 320 255 175 245 208 215

No. 13 71 78 61 75 77 47 89 5 45 46

Player Anthony Armstrong Trent Williams Kory Lichtensteiger Casey Rabach Artis Hicks Jammal Brown Chris Cooley Santana Moss Donovan McNabb Mike Sellers Ryan Torain

Ht. 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-4 6-1 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-11

Wt. 250 300 322 270 230 258 236 185 200 203 195

No. 94 96 64 97 59 52 98 23 22 30 41

Player Adam Carriker Ma'ake Kemoeatu Kedric Golston Lorenzo Alexander London Fletcher Rocky McIntosh Brian Orakpo DeAngelo Hall Carlos Rogers LaRon Landry Kareem Moore

Player David Akers Mike Kafka Kevin Kolb Sav Rocca Riley Cooper Chad Hall Joselio Hanson Nate Allen Colt Anderson Ellis Hobbs Jerome Harrison Eldra Buckley Trevard Lindley Jorrick Calvin Jon Dorenbos Jamar Chaney D. Te’o-Nesheim Brandon Graham Akeem Jordan Keenan Clayton Max Jean-Gilles King Dunlap Austin Howard Reggie Wells Jason Avant Clay Harbor Garrett Mills Darryl Tapp Trevor Laws Omar Gaither Brodrick Bunkley


Ht. Wt. 5-10 200 6-3 225 6-3 218 6-5 265 6-3 222 5-8 187 5-9 185 6-1 210 5-10 194 5-9 195 5-9 205 5-9 207 6-0 183 5-11 184 6-0 250 6-0 242 6-3 263 6-2 268 6-1 230 6-1 229 6-3 358 6-9 330 6-7 333 6-4 314 6-0212 6-3 252 6-1 235 6-1 270 6-1 304 6-2 235 6-2 306

No. 3 4 8 16 17 25 26 29 31 32 34 35 36 37 54 56 57 63 66 74 76 82 84 86 87 90 91 92 93 95 99


Att. Cm.


153 97 125 76 278 173 289 161 No.

Birds need to start scoring six points more often instead of settling for three.

That’s not bad for a guy who often makes his catches at or just a few yards beyond the line of scrimmage.


Games in a row in which kicker David Akers has attempted four field goals. Forget the fact that Akers made the last nine of those 12 kicks, cardiovascular shape? How does the coach handle McNabb if the game is close late? It seems as if he’ll stick with No. 5 after the last week’s firestorm. But maybe, if Eagles fans pray hard enough, we get another Rex Grossman sighting.

Do it again

Keenan Clayton was inactive until last week, but the fourth-round rookie played an intriguing hybrid safety-linebacker role against the Colts. Will DeSean Jackson defensive coordinator didn’t fare well Sean McDermott use vs. the ’Skins. Clayton in a similar way this week? And do the Redskins, having some tape of it, attack the inexperienced defender in pass coverage?

What next?

How long can Eagles running back LeSean McCoy fill in as if Brian Westbrook never left? He runs. He catches. He blocks. And he’s played with a broken rib, for heaven’s sake. If Michael Vick is Mr. Excitement,

although that is impressive. What’s really important is that the Eagles have had to settle for field goals instead of touchdowns in all those cases. If the Eagles don’t start scoring touchdowns instead of relying on Akers for points, the high-scoring Giants will have them for lunch next Sunday. — Gary Miles McCoy is Mr. Dependable.

Spy vs. spy

1035 6 6.76 1017 7 8.14 2052 13 7.38 1882 14 6.51

Player John Beck Graham Gano Rex Grossman Brandon Banks Hunter Smith Kevin Barnes Clinton Portis Chad Simpson Phillip Buchanon Anderson Russell Byron Westbrook Keiland Williams Darrel Young Reed Doughty H.B. Blades Perry Riley Nick Sundberg Will Montgomery Derrick Dockery Stephon Heyer Anthony Bryant Logan Paulsen Joey Galloway Fred Davis Roydell Williams Jeremy Jarmon Vonnie Holliday Albert Haynesworth Phillip Daniels Chris Wilson Andre Carter

See if Eagles defensive end Trent Cole says hello to his old buddy Donovan up close and personal. There’s nothing like dragging a guy down for a 10-yard loss to show how much you miss him. — Jonathan Tamari and Gary Miles

0 0 0 8 6

Yds. Avg. Lg. TD

Rocca 39 1795 46.0 EAGLES 39 1795 46.0 OPPONENT 39 1715 44.0

Lg. Blk. 63 63 68

0 0 0

PUNT RT. No. FC Yds. Avg. Lg. TD 11 4 8 3 19 8 19 12

Bring back Brent

Sack it to him

4.8 8 3.0 5 0.0 0 5.1 62 3.9 33

Gross No. Yds. Avg.

DeAngelo Hall has been an interception machine for the Redskins, but he may have met his match in this game in Asante Samuel. Hall may be a bit more physical than Samuel, but the Eagles cornerback can pick and run with anybody in the NFL. Who will be the INT king on this night?

82 7.5 92 11.5 174 9.2 251 13.2

22 44 44 53

0 0 0 0

Yds. Avg.



332 221 18 8 14 593 668

46 41 18 8 14 46 61

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

23.7 24.6 9.0 8.0 14.0 22.0 23.0




22-22 22-22 21-21

15-19 15-19 11-13

67 67 55

Eagles Opponent TOTAL POINTS

Att. Cm.

Yd. TD

Avg. Gn.

McNabb 277 159 Grossman 7 4 REDSKINS 284 163 OPP. 348 223

1971 7 44 0 2015 7 2357 14

7.12 6.29 7.10 6.77


Yds. Avg. Lg. TD

0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1


Wt. 215 200 225 155 209 190 218 216 190 205 201 230 246 210 242 242 250 310 325 330 360 268 200 258 180 286 288 335 310 255 255


40 3.1 13 28 1.8 9 25 12.5 14

Samuel 5 46 9.2 33 N. Allen 3 27 9.0 16 Jo. Hanson 1 17 17.0 17 Hobbs 1 0 0.0 0 Lindley 1 8 8.0 8 Mikell 1 0 0.0 0 D. Patterson 1 0 0.0 0 EAGLES 13 98 7.5 33 OPPONENT 4 103 25.8 41t


Ht. 6-2 6-2 6-1 5-7 6-2 6-1 5-11 5-9 5-11 6-0 5-10 5-11 5-11 6-1 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-6 6-6 6-3 6-5 5-11 6-4 6-0 6-3 6-5 6-6 6-6 6-4 6-4

391 4.3 36 195 4.0 27 135 5.9 36 38 3.8 14 2 0.4 7 1 0.5 1 0 0.0 0 -5 -1.7 5 757 4.1 36 899 4.6 71

5 2 1 0


Hobbs 14 Calvin 9 Schmitt 2 M. Bell 1 D. Patterson 1 EAGLES 27 OPPONENT 29


Torain 91 Portis 49 McNabb 23 Kei. Williams 10 L. Johnson 5 Sellers 2 Bidwell 1 Sa. Moss 3 REDSKINS 184 OPPONENT 195

62 32 31t 19

No. Yds. Avg.


Wt. 315 350 310 275 245 242 260 195 192 220 215


4.7 7.3 9.7 5.7


Jackson Calvin EAGLES OPP.

Ht. 6-6 6-5 6-4 6-1 5-10 6-2 6-4 5-10 6-0 6-0 5-11

572 261 87 57



It’s time to get Brent Celek back into the Eagles’ offense. The solid tight end has had one touchdown called back by a penalty and been forced to pick up some of the blocking chores the offensive line should be handling. The Eagles need his hands over the middle to keep the Redskins’ defense from ganging up on Jackson and Jeremy Maclin.

Avg. Gn.

31 0 83t 6 34 0 61t 4 32 2 18 0 37 1 9 0 14 0 5 0 10 0 1 0 83t 13 80t 14



Special teams and reserves

L. McCoy 41 301 7.3 Maclin 34 506 14.9 Avant 26 281 10.8 De. Jackson 26 504 19.4 Celek 21 229 10.9 Schmitt 13 106 8.2 R. Cooper 4 71 17.8 C. Hall 3 19 6.3 Mills 2 19 9.5 M. Bell 1 5 5.0 Buckley 1 10 10.0 McGlynn 1 1 1.0 EAGLES 173 2052 11.9 OPPONENT 161 1882 11.7

CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer

David Akers has attempted four field goals in each of the last three games. The

Wt. 185 318 292 292 318 313 255 205 240 272 218

Redskins Statistics

Yd. TD

C. Hall 5 24 Je. Harrison 2 6 Weaver 1 0 EAGLES 215 1100 OPPONENT 212 831 No.

Ht. 5-11 6-5 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-6 6-3 5-10 6-2 6-3 6-1

Yds. Avg. Lg. TD

13 16 2



Defensive starters

Special teams and reserves No. 2 3 4 6 14 16 21 29 30 31 33 34 35 38 46 49 52 54 56 57 62 65 68 76 81 82 89 91 93 96 97


Offensive starters Ht. 6-0 6-4 6-6 6-4 6-0 6-6 6-4 5-10 6-2 5-11 6-0

Defensive starters

Buckley M. Bell Maclin


Same old Jackson?

No. 75 98 90 58 50 55 53 22 23 27 42




Redskins Roster

Offensive starters Player Jeremy Maclin Jason Peters Todd Herremans Mike McGlynn Nick Cole Winston Justice Brent Celek DeSean Jackson Owen Schmitt LeSean McCoy Michael Vick

L. McCoy 121 Vick 36 De. Jackson 9 Kolb 10

The Redskins’ NFC East record should they beat the Eagles. That would leave Washington with the most division wins and drop the Eagles to 0-2. A Redskins victory would also leave them and the Eagles tied at 5-4 overall and put a damper on the Vick era. Think McNabb needs any more motivation?

Here are some things to keep an eye on Monday night when the Eagles get their second crack at Donovan McNabb:

W, 26-24 8:30 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

No. 18 71 79 77 59 74 87 10 32 25 7





Indianapolis at Washington N.Y. Giants at Chicago Houston at Dallas at N.Y. Giants Minnesota Dallas

Sun., Nov. 7 Mon., Nov. 15 Sun., Nov. 21 Sun., Nov. 28 Thurs., Dec. 2 Sun., Dec. 12 Sun., Dec. 19 Sun., Dec. 26 Sun., Jan. 2

Eagles Statistics

Turnover margin for the Eagles, tied for first with the Steelers in the NFL. With 13 interceptions and five fumble recoveries, the Eagles have excelled at cutting off drives and getting their offense back on the field. Asante Samuel has five interceptions to lead the Birds, and Quintin Mikell has picked up two fumbles. To knock the Redskins out early, the Birds will be well served to pick Donovan McNabb a few times and force a few fumbles. They’ve shown they can do that.



9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Eagles Roster


Receptions for Eagles running back LeSean McCoy. Sure, DeSean Jackson is flashy, and Jeremy Maclin is dependable. But no Eagles receiver has caught more passes this season than McCoy, and that says a lot about his versatility. And while he has yet to score a touchdown through the air this season, McCoy averages 7.3 yards per catch and reeled off a 31-yarder.

Wk Date W L T

DOUBLETAKE By The Inquirer’s Eagles Beat Reporters




TOUCHDOWNS …………22 Rushing ……………………8 Passing …………………13 Returns ……………………1

21 6 14 1

FIRST DOWNS ……156 Rushing …………………53 Passing …………………93 By penalty ……………10 3d-conversions …48-113 3d-efficiency …………42% 4th-conversions ……3-6 4th-efficiency ………50%

159 49 90 20 44-111 39.6% 2-6 33%

YARDS (net) ………3010 Average per game …376.3 Average per play ……5.8

2550 318.8 4.9

YARDS RUSHING …1100 Average per game …137.5 Total rushes ……………215 Average per play ……5.1

831 103.9 212 3.9



Yds. Avg. Lg. TD 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 3

Sa. Moss 48 604 12.6 Cooley 39 440 11.3 Armstrong 17 368 21.6 Kei. Williams 14 85 6.1 Sellers 12 109 9.1 F. Davis 9 133 14.8 Galloway 9 141 15.7 Torain 8 55 6.9 Portis 4 41 10.3 Royd. Williams2 44 22.0 B. Banks 1 -5 -5.0 REDSKINS 163 2015 12.4 OPPONENT 223 2357 10.6

56 2 35 2 57 1 15 1 22 0 62 0 62 0 13 1 14 0 34 0 -5 0 62 7 57t 14




6 92 15.3 92t 1 0 0.0 0 1 5 5.0 5 1 5 5.0 5 9 102 11.3 92t 8 152 19.0 64

1 0 0 0 1 1

D. Hall L. Landry Ka. Moore C. Rogers REDSKINS OPPONENT PUNTING H. Smith Bidwell Gano REDSKINS OPPONENT

No. Yds. Avg.

Gross No. Yds. Avg. 30 1228 15 625 4 141 50 1994 43 1894

Lg. Blk.

40.9 356 41.7 52 35.3 42 39.9 56 44.0 59

0 0 1 1 0

PUNT RT. No. FC Yds. Avg. Lg. TD B. Banks 17 5 234 13.8 53 0 Buchanon 2 3 1 0.5 1 0 REDSKINS 19 8 235 12.4 53 0 OPPONENT 22 8 286 13.0 71 0 KICK RET. B. Banks Thomas Sellers C. Simpson Westbrook REDSKINS OPPONENT

No. 16 12 2 2 2 34 34


Yds. Avg. 436 336 20 59 6 857 642



27.3 96t 28.0 42 10.0 16 29.5 32 3.0 6 25.2 96t 18.9 37

1 0 0 0 0 1 0




16-16 16-16 19-19

15-20 13-20 11-13

67 67 55

Redskins Opponent TOTAL POINTS



TOUCHDOWNS …………16 Rushing …………………6 Passing ……………………7 Returns ……………………1

19 3 14 0

FIRST DOWNS ……139 Rushing ………………35 Passing …………………87 By penalty ……………17 3d-conversions …24-101 3d-efficiency ………23.7% 4th-conversions ………1-5 4th-efficiency ………20%

175 45 121 9 34-107 31.7% 7-9 77%

YARDS (net) ………2604 Average per game …325.5 Average per play ……5.3

3146 393.3 5.6

YARDS RUSHING ……757 Average per game……94.6 Total rushes …………184 Average per play ……4.1

899 112.3 195 4.6

1719 YARDS PASSING …1910 Average per game …238.8 214.8 Sacked-yards lost 24-142 24-163 Complete-attempts 173-278 161-288 Pct. complete ………62.2% 55.9% Had intercepted …………4 13

YARDS PASSING …1847 2247 Average per game …230.8 280.8 Sacked-yards lost …23-168 18-110 Complete-attempts 197-299 143-232 Pct. complete ………65.9% 61.6% Had intercepted …………8 9

Punts-average ………39-46 Fumbles-lost ………14-5 Time of possession 31:08

Punts-average ……49-39.9 Fumbles-lost ………14-3 Time of possession 29:12

39-44 7-5 28:52

43-44 14-10 33:05

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Standings National Conference

American Conference


W L T Pct. Pts. Op.


W L T Pct. Pts. Op.

N.Y. Giants EAGLES Washington Dallas

6 5 4 1

2 3 4 7

0 0 0 0

.750 .625 .500 .125

216 198 155 161

160 181 170 232

N.Y. Jets New England Miami Buffalo

6 6 4 0

2 2 4 8

0 0 0 0

.750 .750 .500 .000

182 219 143 150

130 188 175 233

7 6 5 1

2 3 3 7

0 0 0 0

.778 .667 .625 .125

222 201 157 88

175 151 190 184

5 5 4 4

3 3 4 4

0 0 0 0

.625 .625 .500 .500

224 217 165 193

150 168 226 226

6 5 3 2

3 3 5 6

0 0 0 0

.667 .625 .375 .250

221 148 156 203

143 133 168 188

6 6 3 2

2 3 5 6

0 0 0 0

.750 .667 .375 .250

174 196 152 167

123 165 156 190

SOUTH Atlanta New Orleans Tampa Bay Carolina


NORTH Green Bay Chicago Minnesota Detroit


WEST St. Louis Seattle Arizona San Fran

Tennessee Indianapolis Jacksonville Houston Pittsburgh Baltimore Cleveland Cincinnati

GREGORY SMITH / Associated Press

WEST 4 4 3 2

4 4 5 6

0 0 0 0

.500 .500 .375 .250

140 130 157 137

141 181 225 178

Kansas City Oakland San Diego Denver

5 5 4 2

3 4 5 6

0 0 0 0

.625 .556 .444 .250

Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin celebrates with teammates

183 145 235 188 239 197 154223

after scoring his third goal of the game in Atlanta.

Malkin hat trick powers Penguins

NFC Statistics

PASSING Vick, PHL Romo, DAL E. Manning, NYG Brees, NOR Rodgers, GBY M. Ryan, ATL Cutler, CHI Freeman, TAM Kolb, PHL Sh. Hill, DET McNabb, WAS Bradford, STL Favre, MIN Ale. Smith, SNF Kitna, DAL Hasselbeck, SEA Der. Anderson, ARI Matt Moore, CAR TOUCHDOWNS H. Nicks, NYG Ca. Johnson, DET A. Peterson, MIN Forte, CHI D. Bryant, DAL G. Jennings, GBY Maclin, PHL Harvin, MIN R. White, ATL Best, DET Bradshaw, NYG De. Jackson, PHL Jacobs, NYG L. McCoy, PHL L. Moore, NOR M. Turner, ATL Mi. Williams, TAM R. Williams, DAL KICK SCORING M. Bryant, ATL Akers, PHL Crosby, GBY Gano, WAS Jo. Brown, STL Ja. Hanson, DET Gould, CHI Tynes, NYG RECEIVING R. White, ATL Colston, NOR H. Nicks, NYG Sa. Moss, WAS St. Smith, NYG Austin, DAL Witten, DAL Amendola, STL Fitzgerald, ARI Best, DET L. McCoy, PHL Harvin, MIN RUSHING A. Peterson, MIN Bradshaw, NYG M. Turner, ATL Gore, SNF S. Jackson, STL L. McCoy, PHL Bra. Jackson, GBY Forte, CHI Torain, WAS Ivory, NOR DeA. Williams, CAR Jacobs, NYG PUNTING McBriar, DAL Morstead, NOR A. Lee, SNF Dodge, NYG Rocca, PHL Donn. Jones, STL N. Harris, DET Kluwe, MIN

Att. Com. 125 76 213 148 271 178 374 261 303 192 288 180 211 128 246 146 153 97 208 127 277 159 292 171 258 162 242 143 112 69 236 135 181 98 143 79 TD Rush Rec 9 0 9 8 0 8 8 7 1 6 3 3 6 0 4 6 0 6 6 0 6 5 1 3 5 0 5 5 4 1 5 5 0 5 1 4 5 5 0 5 5 0 5 0 5 5 5 0 5 0 5 5 0 5 PAT FG 20/20 16/19 21/21 15/19 26/26 13/18 14/14 15/20 14/14 14/18 19/19 12/14 14/14 12/15 23/23 9/12 No. Yds Avg 58 796 13.7 54 592 11.0 51 653 12.8 48 604 12.6 47 517 11.0 45 657 14.6 45 506 11.2 45 379 8.4 42 510 12.1 41 356 8.7 41 301 7.3 40 519 13.0 Att. Yds. Avg. 180 857 4.8 153 765 5.0 155 694 4.5 164 691 4.2 172 676 3.9 121 572 4.7 108 460 4.3 104 401 3.9 91 391 4.3 78 382 4.9 87 361 4.1 68 360 5.3 No. Yds 33 1555 33 1549 46 2140 29 1345 39 1795 42 1918 47 2125 36 1603

Pct. 60.8 69.5 65.7 69.8 63.4 62.5 60.7 59.3 63.4 61.1 57.4 58.6 62.8 59.1 61.6 57.2 54.1 55.2

Ret 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LG 49 49 56 49 48 52 53 53 LG 46 30 46t 56 45 69t 31 36 30 75t 31 37 LG 80t 45 55 64 42t 62 71 68t 36 33 39t 38 LG 65 63 60 69 63 63 66 59

Pts 54 50 48 38 36 36 36 32 32 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 Pts 68 66 65 59 56 55 50 50 TD 5 2 9 2 3 2 3 2 4 1 0 3 TD 7 5 5 2 2 5 3 3 3 0 1 5 Avg 47.1 46.9 46.5 46.4 46.0 45.7 45.2 44.5

Yds. 1017 1605 2075 2587 2300 1949 1671 1722 1035 1309 1971 1674 1896 1554 749 1411 1159 857

Avg. 8.14 7.54 7.66 6.92 7.59 6.77 7.92 7.00 6.76 6.29 7.12 5.73 7.35 6.42 6.69 5.98 6.40 5.99

TD 7 11 17 18 15 13 9 10 6 9 7 11 9 9 4 6 5 5

Pct. 5.6 5.2 6.3 4.8 5.0 4.5 4.3 4.1 3.9 4.3 2.5 3.8 3.5 3.7 3.6 2.5 2.8 3.5

LG 61t 69t 54t 80t 86t 46 89t 58t 83t 75t 62 49 37t 53 41 52 37 39

Int 0 7 11 12 9 5 7 5 4 7 8 8 13 9 6 7 7 10

Pct. Rating 0.0 105.3 3.3 94.9 4.1 92.7 3.2 91.7 3.0 90.6 1.7 90.2 3.3 86.0 2.0 85.8 2.6 85.3 3.4 79.6 2.9 76.0 2.7 75.9 5.0 75.7 3.7 75.0 5.4 70.9 3.0 70.8 3.9 67.0 7.0 55.6





N.Y. Giants Philadelphia Atlanta New Orleans Dallas Minnesota Green Bay Detroit Washington Tampa Bay San Francisco St. Louis Chicago Seattle Arizona Carolina TEAM DEFENSE

401.0 376.3 370.1 369.9 359.3 353.5 344.7 329.5 325.5 316.3 315.9 302.6 289.5 261.4 256.0 244.4 Total

151.9 137.5 136.5 93.7 75.6 127.8 101.6 81.8 94.6 103.8 98.6 106.1 90.6 83.6 87.9 90.8 Rush

249.1 238.8 233.6 276.2 283.6 225.8 243.1 247.8 230.9 212.5 217.3 196.5 198.9 177.8 168.1 153.6 Pass

N.Y. Giants New Orleans Minnesota Chicago St. Louis Carolina Philadelphia Green Bay San Francisco Dallas Atlanta Tampa Bay Detroit Seattle Arizona Washington

250.6 277.0 304.6 309.6 313.9 315.0 318.8 326.0 331.4 338.3 346.4 360.5 361.1 383.1 390.8 393.3

80.9 110.7 96.3 83.9 97.8 124.8 103.9 114.2 100.3 123.9 95.9 147.0 127.9 112.6 135.3 112.4

169.8 166.3 208.4 225.8 216.1 190.3 214.9 211.8 231.1 214.4 250.5 213.5 233.3 270.5 255.5 280.9

PUNT RETURN No. D. Hester, CHI 18 D. Bryant, DAL 14 B. Banks, WAS 17 Logan, DET 16 G. Tate, SEA 14 KICK RETURN No. L. Washington, SEA 24 Logan, DET 27 Dev. Thomas, WAS 12 Stephens-Hwling, ARI 38 Spurlock, TAM 21 INTERCEPTIONS No. D. Hall, WAS 6 Talib, TAM 5 Alp. Smith, DET 5 Samuel, PHL 5 Godfrey, CAR 4 E. Thomas, SEA 4 SACKS C. Matthews, GBY Umenyiora, NYG De. Ware, DAL T. Cole, PHL Orakpo, WAS J. Hall, STL Suh, DET

Yds Avg 287 15.9 202 14.4 234 13.8 211 13.2 161 11.5 Yds Avg 753 31.4 793 29.4 336 28.0 1060 27.9 578 27.5 Yds 92 52 48 46 94 68

LG 89t 93t 53 71 63 LG 101t 105t 42 102t 89t LG 92t 45t 42t 33 38 34

TD 2 2 0 0 0 TD 2 1 0 2 1 TD 1 1 1 0 0 0 No. 10.5 8.0 8.0 7.0 7.0 6.5 6.5

TOUCHDOWNS A. Foster, HOU Gates, SND Hillis, CLE Chr. Johnson, TEN Britt, TEN Tolbert, SND Bowe, KAN Marc. Lewis, JAC Mendenhall, PIT T. Owens, CIN KICK SCORING Janikowski, OAK D. Carpenter, MIA Bironas, TEN Vinatieri, IND Folk, NYJ Cundiff, BAL Rackers, HOU J. Reed, PIT RECEIVING Wayne, IND T. Owens, CIN B. Marshall, MIA Gaffney, DEN Collie, IND Bess, MIA Welker, NWE And. Johnson, HOU B. Lloyd, DEN Ste. Johnson, BUF Gates, SND Boldin, BAL Ochocinco, CIN RUSHING A. Foster, HOU D. McFadden, OAK Chr. Johnson, TEN Charles, KAN Mendenhall, PIT Jones-Drew, JAC Hillis, CLE R. Rice, BAL Benson, CIN Tomlinson, NYJ T. Jones, KAN Ro. Brown, MIA Addai, IND Tolbert, SND S. Greene, NYJ Green-Ellis, NWE Ry. Mathews, SND PUNTING Lechler, OAK Scifres, SND Sepulveda, PIT Weatherford, NYJ Kern, TEN B. Colquitt, DEN Podlesh, JAC D. Colquitt, KAN Hodges, CLE

first start on Sunday for Tennessee against Miami.


Detroit (2-6) at Buffalo (0-8)

1 p.m. Line: Bills by 2 Lions running back Jahvid Best leads all rookies with 701 yards from scrimmage and is tied for second with five touchdowns. Five of the Bills’ eight losses have been by eight or fewer points.

Cincinnati (2-6) at Indianapolis (5-3)

1 p.m. Line: Colts by 7 Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens is third in the league, averaging 96.3 receiving yards per game, and has scored a touchdown in five straight games. Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is 6-0 against Cincinnati with 17 touchdowns, three interceptions, and a 113.7 passer rating.

New York Jets (6-2) at Cleveland (3-5)

1 p.m., CBS3. Line: Jets by 3 Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez had 336 passing yards last week, a career high. The Browns have four former Jets starting on defense: linebackers Eric Barton and David Bowens, defensive end Kenyon Coleman, and safety Abram Elam.

Houston (4-4) at Jacksonville (4-4)

Att. Com. 122 72 329 215 149 101 350 228 261 166 316 195 297 182 214 125 267 170 227 136 318 190 171 97 254 136 277 176 TD Rush Rec 10 9 1 9 0 9 8 7 1 8 8 0 7 0 7 7 7 0 7 0 7 7 0 7 7 7 0 7 0 7 PAT FG 23/23 22/29 12/12 19/22 23/23 15/16 25/25 14/16 18/18 16/19 19/19 14/17 22/22 13/15 18/18 14/20 No. Yds Avg 60 724 12.1 55 770 14.0 52 618 11.9 45 516 11.5 45 502 11.2 44 451 10.3 44 355 8.1 43 635 14.8 42 878 20.9 41 554 13.5 40 663 16.6 40 546 13.7 40 473 11.8 Att. Yds. Avg. 157 864 5.5 139 757 5.4 178 721 4.1 113 719 6.4 168 702 4.2 162 645 4.0 133 644 4.8 153 606 4.0 161 599 3.7 124 591 4.8 137 570 4.2 101 433 4.3 93 406 4.4 87 395 4.5 87 391 4.5 94 385 4.1 87 382 4.4 No. Yds 42 2061 30 1439 37 1705 44 1966 37 1646 43 1910 27 1188 44 1931 41 1797

Pct. 59.0 65.3 67.8 65.1 63.6 61.7 61.3 58.4 63.7 59.9 59.7 56.7 53.5 63.5

Ret 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LG 54 54 55 48 56 49 53 53 LG 42 78t 46 28 73t 26t 27 48 71 45 48t 38 42 LG 74t 57t 76t 56t 50t 24 48 30 22 31 70 51 46 36 23t 26 20 LG 68 67 62 61 68 63 63 60 57

Pts 60 54 48 48 44 44 42 42 42 42 Pts 89 69 68 67 66 61 61 60 TD 3 7 1 1 6 3 3 3 4 6 9 5 2 TD 9 4 8 2 7 1 7 2 3 5 3 2 3 7 1 6 2 Avg 49.1 48.0 46.1 44.7 44.5 44.4 44.0 43.9 43.8

Yds. 998 2944 1098 2478 1826 2510 2132 1412 2006 1499 2103 1252 1692 1900

Avg. 8.18 8.95 7.37 7.08 7.00 7.94 7.18 6.60 7.51 6.60 6.61 7.32 6.66 6.86

TD 9 19 13 16 14 12 15 12 10 13 14 7 10 8

Pct. 7.4 5.8 8.7 4.6 5.4 3.8 5.1 5.6 3.7 5.7 4.4 4.1 3.9 2.9

LG Int 71t 2 59t 8 42t 7 73t 4 65t 4 71 5 58 7 53t 4 50 7 45t 7 78t 8 69t 5 74t 5 46 10

Pct. Rating 1.6 103.1 2.4 102.9 4.7 98.8 1.1 96.3 1.5 95.7 1.6 92.7 2.4 90.1 1.9 89.2 2.6 88.0 3.1 85.8 2.5 83.6 2.9 81.3 2.0 79.4 3.6 78.2





San Diego Indianapolis Houston Denver Oakland N.Y. Jets Kansas City Baltimore Cincinnati Miami New England Jacksonville Tennessee Cleveland Buffalo Pittsburgh TEAM DEFENSE

420.2 394.8 370.0 363.5 361.0 350.3 348.5 348.0 345.0 336.9 324.4 311.8 310.6 306.0 304.6 299.6 Total

107.8 92.3 136.5 67.3 162.2 148.0 179.6 118.8 95.1 106.5 107.1 130.4 123.0 117.3 105.9 117.8 Rush

312.4 302.5 233.5 296.3 198.8 202.3 168.9 229.3 249.9 230.4 217.3 181.4 187.6 188.8 198.8 181.9 Pass

San Diego Pittsburgh N.Y. Jets Oakland Baltimore Miami Kansas City Cincinnati Tennessee Indianapolis Cleveland Denver Buffalo Jacksonville New England Houston

274.6 298.3 307.1 309.7 310.8 321.0 331.3 338.5 344.1 344.6 346.4 359.0 371.6 386.3 386.5 399.5

89.4 58.3 87.4 124.8 104.8 107.1 98.4 120.8 105.0 140.9 105.9 154.6 178.3 119.1 117.6 101.3

185.1 240.0 219.8 184.9 206.0 213.9 232.9 217.8 239.1 203.8 240.5 204.4 193.4 267.1 268.9 298.3

PUNT RETURN Mi. Thomas, JAC E. Royal, DEN Mariani, TEN Parrish, BUF Bess, MIA Leonhard, NYJ KICK RETURN Bra. Smith, NYJ Br. Tate, NWE Mariani, TEN E. Sanders, PIT Dem. Thomas, DEN INTERCEPTIONS M. Griffin, TEN L. Hall, CIN E. Reed, BAL Jas. Allen, MIA SACKS Wake, MIA Hali, KAN Babin, TEN Ja. Harrison, PIT S. Phillips, SND Ro. Mathis, IND D. Ball, TEN Mar. Williams, HOU

No. 15 14 13 12 11 16 No. 22 26 28 15 11 No. 4 4 3 3

Yds Avg 170 11.3 155 11.1 142 10.9 131 10.9 119 10.8 172 10.8 Yds Avg 675 30.7 751 28.9 746 26.6 391 26.1 282 25.6 Yds 50 19 64 17

LG 49 32 38 33 18 32 LG 86 103t 98t 48 65 LG 28 22 40 17

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 TD 0 2 1 0 0 TD 0 0 0 0 No. 8.5 8.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.5 6.0 6.0

Elsewhere: Thomas Vanek scored his second goal of the

game with a minute left in overtime to provide the Buffalo Sabres their first home win of the season, 3-2 over the Washington Capitals. Ryan Miller stopped 23 shots in his first game after missing six with a hip injury. Jiri Hudler, who spent last season in Russia, scored his first NHL goal in more than 19 months, helping the Detroit Red Wings beat the Colorado Avalanche, 3-1. Brian Elliott stopped 31 shots for his first shutout this season, and the visiting Ottawa Senators beat Boston, 2-0, handing Bruins goalie Tim Thomas his first loss. Thomas had been 8-0. The Bruin’s Mark Recchi, earned his 1,003d penalty minute. He is the 30th player in NHL history with at least 1,000 points (1,494) and 1,000 penalty minutes.

Wild defenseman suspended for two games The NHL says it has suspended Minnesota Wild defenseman Brent Burns for two games for careless use of his stick against Panthers forward Steve Bernier at the end of Friday night’s game at Florida. Burns will lose $38,172 in salary and will be forced to sit out games against Tampa Bay on Sunday and Anaheim on Wednesday. He is eligible to return when Minnesota faces Detroit on Friday. Bernier took a stick to the face and sustained a cut on his cheekbone, below the eye. Burns was given a penalty for fighting and a game misconduct.


1 p.m. Line: Jaguars by 11/2 The Texans’ offense ranks third in the AFC with 370 passing yards per game. Jaguars wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker had a career-high 153 receiving yards last game and is aiming for his third consecutive game with a touchdown catch.




Minnesota (3-5) at Chicago (5-3)

1 p.m., Fox29. Line: Vikings by 1 Vikings quarterback Brett Favre threw for a career-high 446 yards in a come-from-behind win last week. Bears defensive end Israel Idonije has five sacks and two forced fumbles in his last five games.

Tennessee (5-3) at Miami (4-4)

AFC Statistics

PASSING V. Young, TEN P. Rivers, SND Garrard, JAC P. Manning, IND Brady, NWE Orton, DEN Flacco, BAL Cassel, KAN Schaub, HOU Fitzpatrick, BUF C. Palmer, CIN J. Campbell, OAK Sanchez, NYJ Henne, MIA

MARK HUMPHREY / Associated Press

The Titans’ newest wide receiver, Randy Moss, will make his

Evgeni Malkin scored three times, Sidney Crosby added a goal and an assist, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Thrashers in Atlanta, 4-2. Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury won his second consecutive start, improving to 3-6-0 after stopping 34 shots. Malkin and Crosby added to their Saturday’s career dominance of Atlanta. Crosby has 28 points, including eight goals, Games in 19 games against the Thrashers. Malkin has 27 points, including nine goals, in 17 games. Pittsburgh appears to have bounced back from a 7-4 loss Wednesday, when Boston scored five unanswered goals in the third period. One of the biggest differences is Fleury, who hadn’t won in regulation this season before Friday’s victory over Tampa Bay.

1 p.m. Line: Titans by 1 Wide receiver Randy Moss, who needs four more catches to move into eighth place all time, will make his debut for the Titans. The Dolphins made a quarterback change this week, from Chad Henne to Chad Pennington.

Carolina (1-7) at Tampa Bay (5-3)

1 p.m. Line: Bucs by 7 Panthers safety Charles Godfrey is tied for fifth in the NFL with a career-high four interceptions this season. Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman has won seven of his last 11 starts and has eight career wins, six that required fourth-quarter comebacks.

Red Wings 3, Avalanche 1 Colorado Detroit

Eastern Conference L OL Pts Gls


11 4 2 24




9 8 1 19



N.Y. Rangers

8 7 1 17



New Jersey

5 10 2 12



N.Y. Islanders 4 9 3 11




11 5 1 23




9 7 1 19




8 5 1 17




6 9 3 15




5 8 3 13




12 4 1 25



Tampa Bay

8 6 2 18




7 7 3 17




8 9 0 16




7 8 0 14




Western Conference CENTRAL



11 3 1 23



St. Louis

9 3 3 21




9 6 0 18




8 9 2 18




7 5 3 17




10 4 2 22




8 7 1 17




7 6 2 16




7 8 0 14



4:15 p.m. Line: 49ers by Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, a Heisman Trophy winner, has won four of his last six starts. 49ers quarterback Troy Smith, another Heisman Trophy winner, is looking for his third straight win as a starter.


4 8 3 11



Los Angeles 11 3 0 22




10 7 1 21




7 5 5 19



San Jose

7 5 2 16



Dallas (1-7) at New York Giants (6-2)


8 7 0 16



Kansas City (5-3) at Denver (2-6)

4:05 p.m. Line: Chiefs by 1 In his last four games, Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel has completed 62 percent of his passes for 762 yards, with eight touchdowns and one interception. Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton ranks second in the NFL with 313.6 passing yards per game (2,509 total).

St. Louis (4-4) at San Francisco (2-6) 51/2

4:15 p.m., Fox29. Line: Giants by 131/2 This marks the head coaching debut of Jason Garrett, who has been the Cowboys’ offensive coordinator since 2007. Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who has won three straight against the Cowboys, has had a triple-digit passer rating in the last three games.

Seattle (4-4) at Arizona (3-5)

4:15 p.m. Line: Cardinals by 3 Seahawks running back Leon Washington leads the NFL with an average of 31.4 yards per kick return and is tied for the league lead with two returns for touchdowns. Since the start of 2008, Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has 38 receiving touchdowns, most in the NFL.

New England (6-2) at Pittsburgh (6-2)

8:20 p.m., NBC10. Line: Steelers by 41/2 Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is 5-1 lifetime against the Steelers, with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions. Including the playoffs, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has nine touchdowns, four interceptions. and an 88.5 passer rating against the Patriots.

L OL Pts Gls




Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. SATURDAY’S RESULTS FLYERS 5, Florida 2 Nashville 4, Chicago 3, SO Ottawa 2, Boston 0 Buffalo 3, Washington 2, OT Vancouver 5, Toronto 3 Montreal 7, Carolina 2 Pittsburgh 4, Atlanta 2 Detroit 3, Colorado 1 Phoenix 5, St. Louis 3 Calgary at San Jose N.Y. Islanders at Los Angeles SUNDAY’S GAMES Edmonton at N.Y. Rangers, 12:30 Atlanta at Washington, 5 Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 5 Anaheim at Chicago, 7 MONDAY’S GAMES Ottawa at FLYERS, 7 New Jersey at Boston, 7 Vancouver at Buffalo, 7 N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 St. Louis at Colorado, 8 Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30

0 1

0 2

1 0

– –

1 3

First period: 1, Detroit, Bertuzzi 3 (Franzen, Kronwall), 12:58 (pp). Penalties: Stastny, Col (hooking), 3:14; Stuart, Det (holding), 6:30; Winnik, Col (slashing), 12:30; Hudler, Det (slashing), 18:23. Second period: 2, Detroit, Hudler 1 (Lidstrom, Helm), :30. 3, Detroit, Cleary 7 (Bertuzzi), 5:52. Penalties: Dupuis, Col (hooking), 2:59; Stastny, Col (slashing), 9:45; Franzen, Det (holding), 13:43. Third period: 4, Colorado, Liles 1 (Stastny, Duchene), 5:28 (pp). Penalties: Eaves, Det (holding), 3:45; Detroit bench, served by Bertuzzi (too many men), 5:08. Shots on Goal: Colorado 6-7-9–22. Detroit 12-11-2–25. Power-play opportunities: Colorado 1 of 5; Detroit 1 of 4. Goalies: Colorado, Budaj 5-3-1 (25 shots-22 saves). Detroit, Howard 9-1-1 (22-21). Referees: Eric Furlatt, Chris Lee. Linesmen: Derek Amell, Ryan Galloway. Attendance: 20,066 (20,066). Time: 2:12.

Penguins 4, Thrashers 2 Pittsburgh Atlanta

0 1

1 0

3 1

– –

4 2

First period: 1, Atlanta, Sopel 1 (Burmistrov, Stewart), 2:41. Penalties: Rupp, Pit, major (fighting), 2:21; Thorburn, Atl, major (fighting), 2:21; Cooke, Pit (interference), 3:51; Kane, Atl (interference), 11:59; Malkin, Pit (hooking), 12:48; Peverley, Atl (slashing), 16:02. Second period: 2, Pittsburgh, Malkin 5 (Asham, Letang), 13:22. Penalties: Martin, Pit (slashing), 14:17; Little, Atl (holding), 16:54; Orpik, Pit (interference), 19:57; Talbot, Pit (roughing), 19:57; Eager, Atl (high-sticking), 19:57. Third period: 3, Pittsburgh, Crosby 12 (Engelland, Malkin), 2:41. 4, Pittsburgh, Malkin 6 (Martin, Crosby), 4:42 (pp). 5, Atlanta, Bergfors 5 (Kane, Burmistrov), 10:45. 6, Pittsburgh, Malkin 7 (Crosby, Cooke), 18:58 (en). Penalties: Burmistrov, Atl (boarding), 2:51; Orpik, Pit (holding), 5:00; Kane, Atl (holding), 6:31. Shots on Goal: Pittsburgh 10-7-11–28. Atlanta 12-7-14–33. Power-play opportunities: Pittsburgh 1 of 5; Atlanta 0 of 5. Goalies: Pittsburgh, Fleury 3-6-0 (33 shots-31 saves). Atlanta, Pavelec 1-2-2 (27-24). Referees: Rob Martell, Kevin Pollock. Linesmen: Brian Mach, Steve Miller. Attendance: 16,710 (18,545). Time: 2:20.

Senators 2, Bruins 0 Ottawa Boston

1 0

0 0

1 0

– –

2 0

First period: 1, Ottawa, Karlsson 4 (Kelly), 9:34. Penalties: Phillips, Ott (slashing), :14; Neil, Ott, major (fighting), 4:00; Chara, Bos, major (fighting), 4:00; Caron, Bos (interference), 6:27. Second period: None. Penalties: Spezza, Ott (holding), 6:10; Thornton, Bos (holding), 11:38. Third period: 2, Ottawa, Alfredsson 7 (Michalek, Kuba), 4:15. Penalties: Campoli, Ott, major (fighting), 12:14; Recchi, Bos, major (fighting), 12:14; Ruutu, Ott (tripping), 12:47; Ryder, Bos (unsportsmanlike conduct), 12:47. Shots on Goal: Ottawa 15-9-9–33. Boston 10-11-10–31. Power-play opportunities: Ottawa 0 of 2; Boston 0 of 2. Goalies: Ottawa, Elliott 9-4-0 (31 shots-31 saves). Boston, Thomas 8-1-0 (33-31). Referees: Francois St. Laurent, Stephen Walkom. Linesmen: Jean Morin, Tim Nowak. Attendance: 17,565 (17,565). Time: 2:21.

NHL Scoring Leaders Not including Saturday's games GP G Steven Stamkos, TB ..........16 15 Sidney Crosby, Pit .............17 11 Alex Ovechkin, Was ...........16 9 Alexander Semin, Was ......16 12 Brad Richards, Dal .............15 7 Ryan Getzlaf, Anh ..............18 7 Teemu Selanne, Anh .........18 7 Daniel Sedin, Van ..............15 10 Chris Stewart, Col ..............15 10 Derek Roy, Buf....................17 8 Martin STL, TB ...................16 6 Corey Perry, Anh ................18 6 Nicklas Backstrom, Was.....16 4 Henrik Sedin, Van ..............15 2 Patrick Sharp, Chi ...............17 10

A PTS 12 27 13 24 14 23 9 21 12 19 12 19 12 19 8 18 8 18 10 18 12 18 12 18 14 18 16 18 7 17

Sunday, November 14, 2010

NHL Summaries Canucks 5, Maple Leafs 3

Vancouver Toronto

2 2

1 1

2 0

– –

5 3

First period: 1, Toronto, Sjostrom 1 (Beauchemin, Versteeg), 4:12. 2, Toronto, Kessel 8 (MacArthur, Grabovski), 7:39 (pp). 3, Vancouver, D.Sedin 11 (Edler, H.Sedin), 9:39 (pp). 4, Vancouver, Kesler 8 (Samuelsson, Raymond), 17:01. Penalties: Vancouver bench, served by Rypien (too many men), 7:27; Mitchell, Tor (cross-checking), 9:09; Hamhuis, Van (holding), 14:00. Second period: 5, Vancouver, Kesler 9 (Ehrhoff), :56 (pp). 6, Toronto, Grabovski 3 (Schenn, Beauchemin), 11:44. Penalties: Grabovski, Tor (high-sticking), :53; H.Sedin, Van (high-sticking), 1:35; Mitchell, Tor (boarding), 4:56; Kessel, Tor (hooking), 6:44; H.Sedin, Van (slashing), 7:22; Glass, Van, major (fighting), 9:57; Brown, Tor, major (fighting), 9:57. Third period: 7, Vancouver, Raymond 4 (Samuelsson, Edler), 13:36. 8, Vancouver, Hamhuis 1 (H.Sedin, D.Sedin), 19:10 (en). Penalties: Malhotra, Van (hooking), 19:49. Shots on Goal: Vancouver 9-17-6–32. Toronto 9-7-16–32. Power-play opportunities: Vancouver 2 of 4; Toronto 1 of 5. Goalies: Vancouver, Luongo 7-4-2 (32 shots-29 saves). Toronto, Giguere 4-5-2 (31-27). Referees: Frederick L'Ecuyer, Wes McCauley. Linesmen: David Brisebois, Greg Devorski. Attendance: 19,534 (18,819). Time: 2:32.

Sabres 3, Capitals 2 Washington Buffalo

1 0

0 2

1 0

0 1

– –

2 3

First period: 1, Washington, Alzner 1 (Semin), 8:03. Penalties: Steckel, Was (delay of game), 2:38; Connolly, Buf (slashing), 11:04. Second period: 2, Buffalo, Montador 2 (Grier, Leopold), 10:10. 3, Buffalo, Vanek 5 (Leopold, Connolly), 16:29 (pp). Penalties: Chimera, Was (unsportsmanlike conduct, cross-checking), 3:46; Fleischmann, Was, double minor (high-sticking), 16:05; Roy, Buf (hooking), 16:05. Third period: 4, Washington, Backstrom 5 (Chimera, Erskine), 7:09. Penalties: Backstrom, Was, double minor (high-sticking), 17:06. Overtime: 5, Buffalo, Vanek 6 (Roy, Leopold), 4:00. Penalties: None. Shots on Goal: Washington 13-4-7-1–25. Buffalo 6-11-6-4–27. Power-play opportunities: Washington 0 of 1; Buffalo 1 of 7. Goalies: Washington, Holtby 2-0-1 (27 shots-24 saves). Buffalo, Miller 4-5-2 (25-23). A: 18,690 (18,690). T: 2:28. Referees: Dan O'Halloran, Brian Pochmara. Linesmen: Brad Kovachik, Scott Driscoll.

Coyotes 5, Blues 3 St. Louis Phoenix

1 1

1 3

1 1

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First period: 1, Phoenix, Vrbata 5 (Yandle, Whitney), 5:03 (pp). 2, St. Louis, McDonald 3 (Berglund), 14:10. Penalties: Sobotka, StL (tripping), 4:21; Sobotka, StL (hooking), 8:59; Janssen, StL, major (fighting), 15:09; Bissonnette, Pho, major (fighting), 15:09. Second period: 3, Phoenix, Whitney 1, 5:39. 4, St. Louis, Backes 3 (Berglund, McDonald), 7:52 (pp). 5, Phoenix, Whitney 2 (Yandle, Belanger), 10:28 (pp). 6, Phoenix, Hanzal 3 (Vrbata, Whitney), 15:03 (pp). Penalties: Aucoin, Pho (delay of game), 6:50; Backes, StL (hooking), 9:10; Conklin, StL, served by Crombeen (tripping), 9:31; Oystrick, StL (tripping), 14:20. Third period: 7, St. Louis, Boyes 2 (McDonald, Pietrangelo), 18:12. 8, Phoenix, Whitney 3 (Vrbata), 19:36 (en). Penalties: Upshall, Pho (slashing), 9:00; Johnson, StL (closing hand on puck), 11:37. Shots on Goal: St. Louis 11-9-18–38. Phoenix 10-10-7–27. Power-play opportunities: St. Louis 1 of 2; Phoenix 3 of 6. Goalies: St. Louis, Conklin 1-1-1 (26 shots-22 saves). Phoenix, Bryzgalov 6-2-5 (38-35). Referees: Brad Meier, Stephane Auger. Linesmen: Don Henderson, Jay Sharrers. Attendance: 9,412 (17,135). Time: 2:27.

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First period: 1, Montreal, Plekanec 6 (Moen, Kostitsyn), 11:18. 2, Montreal, Cammalleri 4 (Plekanec, Gionta), 18:32. Penalties: Subban, Mon (tripping), 2:38; Kostitsyn, Mon (elbowing), 8:59; Dwyer, Car (hooking), 12:08; Gill, Mon (tripping), 19:22. Second period: 3, Carolina, Babchuk 3 (E.Staal, Jokinen), 9:08 (pp). 4, Carolina, Kostopoulos 1 (E.Staal, Jokinen), 11:21. 5, Montreal, Gionta 4 (Plekanec, Gorges), 14:34. 6, Montreal, Lapierre 2 (Spacek), 15:34. 7, Montreal, Pouliot 5 (Spacek, Gomez), 18:09 (pp). Penalties: Lapierre, Mon (goaltender interference), 2:07; E.Staal, Car (interference), 6:06; Cammalleri, Mon (cross-checking), 8:53; Samsonov, Car (interference), 17:00. Third period: 8, Montreal, Kostitsyn 7 (Plekanec, Cammalleri), 17:43 (pp). 9, Montreal, Darche 3 (Gomez, Hamrlik), 18:35 (pp). Penalties: Gleason, Car (interference), 11:37; Gomez, Mon (tripping), 13:18; Kostopoulos, Car, double minor-misconduct (roughing), 16:36; Gleason, Car, misconduct, 16:36; Tlusty, Car (slashing), 16:36; Lapierre, Mon, minor-misconduct (roughing), 16:36. Shots on Goal: Carolina 15-7-8–30. Montreal 10-16-7–33. Power-play opportunities: Carolina 1 of 6; Montreal 3 of 6. Goalies: Carolina, Ward 8-7-0 (22 shots-18 saves), Peters (15:34 second, 11-8). Montreal, Price 10-5-1 (30-28). A: 21,273 (21,273). T: 2:28. Referees: Chris Rooney, Don Van Massenhoven. Linesmen: Steve Barton, Bryan Pancich.

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Nashville won shoot-out 1-0 First period: 1, Chicago, Skille 1 (Campbell, Bickell), 19:07. Penalties: None. Second period: 2, Nashville, O'Brien 2 (Goc, Klein), 2:37. 3, Nashville, Weber 2 (Erat, Dumont), 5:19 (pp). 4, Chicago, Stalberg 5 (Sharp, Pisani), 6:51. 5, Chicago, Skille 2 (Dowell), 9:10. Penalties: Turco, Chi, served by Brouwer (high-sticking), :55; Hornqvist, Nas (goaltender interference), :55; Boynton, Chi (hooking), 3:48; Boynton, Chi, major (fighting), 15:16; Bouillon, Nas, major (fighting), 15:16; Franson, Nas (delay of game), 15:20; Weber, Nas (cross-checking), 15:58; Bickell, Chi (roughing), 18:39; Weber, Nas, served by Hornqvist, double minor (roughing), 18:39. Third period: 6, Nashville, Franson 4 (Bouillon, Sullivan), 10:23. Penalties: Hornqvist, Nas (charging), 7:26; Stalberg, Chi (tripping), 13:57; Bolland, Chi (roughing), 14:44; Sullivan, Nas (roughing), 14:44. Overtime: None. Penalties: Kane, Chi (tripping), 2:29. Shootout: Chicago 0 (Toews NG, Kane NG, Sharp NG), Nashville 1 (O'Reilly G, Sullivan NG). Shots on Goal: Chicago 13-13-4-2–32. Nashville 9-9-10-5–33. Power-play opportunities: Chicago 0 of 4; Nashville 1 of 3. Goalies: Chicago, Turco 7-5-2 (33 shots-30 saves). Nashville, Rinne 4-4-2 (32-29). Referees: Paul Devorski, Greg Kimmerly. Linesmen: Pierre Racicot, Mark Shewchyk. Attendance: 17,113 (17,113). Time: 2:40. FRIDAY

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First period: 1, Calgary, Bourque 8 (Sarich), 9:24. Penalties: None. Second period: 2, Phoenix, Fiddler 1 (Aucoin, Korpikoski), 1:34. 3, Phoenix, Stempniak 5 (Wolski, Yandle), 5:22. 4, Phoenix, Upshall 4 (Whitney), 8:21. 5, Calgary, White 2 (Bourque, Jokinen), 12:40 (pp). Penalties: Belanger, Pho (cross-checking), 12:32; Yandle, Pho (tripping), 17:01. Third period: 6, Phoenix, Fiddler 2 (Korpikoski, Pyatt), 12:24. 7, Phoenix, Fiddler 3 (Korpikoski, Aucoin), 18:22 (en). 8, Calgary, Tanguay 5 (Stajan, Meyer), 19:11. 9, Calgary, Jackman 2 (Staios, Morrison), 19:40. Penalties: Morris, Pho (cross-checking), :56; Upshall, Pho (tripping), 6:34. Shots on Goal–Calgary 10-14-11–35. Phoenix 12-9-5–26. Power-play opportunities–Calgary 1 of 4; Phoenix 0 of 0. Goalies: Calgary, Kiprusoff 6-7-0 (25 shots-21 saves). Phoenix, Bryzgalov 5-2-5 (35-31). A: 11,117 (17,135). T–2:24. Referees: Gord Dwyer, Marc Joannette. Linesmen: Shane Heyer, Darren Gibbs.




Carter signs 11-year extension The contract is worth $58 million. “He’s an integral part” of the Flyers, the GM said.

We've got a good thing going here and you want to be part of it.” Although he stopped short of saying Carter’s signing was salary-cap friendly, Holmgren added, “It’s not something By Ray Parrillo that will hurt us.” INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Carter’s three-year deal Jeff Carter should have no was for $15 million for a cap problem furnishing the Shore hit of $5 million a year. His home he recently bought in extension puts his cap numSea Isle City. ber at $5.27 million. With CartThe Flyers’ 25-year-old cener’s signing, the Flyers have ter, who was in the final year committed $57.5 million to 18 of a three-year deal, signed players for the 2011-12 seaan 11-year contract extension son, according to capworth $58 million, the club The NHL payroll nounced Saturday. limit for this season is $59.4 million and will likely rise “We’re happy to have Jeff next season, but not signifisigned for the foreseeable fucantly. The Flyers will have to ture,” general manager Paul do some maneuvering to find Holmgren said before Saturwiggle room for signing talday’s game against Florida at the Wells Fargo Center. “He’s CHRIS SEWARD / Raleigh News & Observer ented winger Ville Leino, who is in the final year of his conan integral part of the core of Jeff Carter and Nik Zherdev celebrate a goal against the our hockey team.” Hurricanes. Carter led the Flyers in goals the last two seasons. tract. Holmgren said Carter’s conCarter’s re-signing closely followed last week’s an- long-term deals, the Flyers ple in this organization,” Cart- tract has a no-trade clause nouncement that Claude Gir- are positioned to have one of er said after the game. “I may- that is limited. “There’s a brief time where oux had signed a three-year the deepest and most talent- be could have held out and extension for $11.25 million. ed groups of centers in the gone somewhere else for we can’t trade him,” Holmgren more money, but I’m happy said. “Obviously, that’s not an With Mike Richards and NHL for years to come. Danny Briere also locked into “There are a lot of good peo- here. I love playing here. issue right now. Jeff’s a big

part of our future.” Carter entered Saturday’s game tied for the team lead with eight goals. The 11th overall pick in the 2003 NHL entry draft, Carter is in his sixth season with the Flyers. He had a breakout season in 2008-09, when he led the team with 46 goals and 84 points and played in his first NHL All-Star Game. Last season, he again led the Flyers with 33 goals, and his 319 shots were third in the league. “I always say you have to be strong down the middle, and he’s certainly been that for us,” Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said. Carter shares the Canadian record with Eric Lindros and John Tavares for most goals (12) scored in the World Junior Tournament. “He’s a scorer, and you need guys who can score,” Holmgren said. Contact staff writer Ray Parrillo at 215-854-2743 or


Window of opportunity may be short The Flyers’ defense is stacked, their offense is explosive, and their goalie situation — thanks to the stunningly quick rise of rookie Sergei Bobrovsky — is the best it’s been in a long time. But in the NHL salary-cap world, a team’s makeup can change dramatically from year to year. (See the Chicago Blackhawks from 2009-10 to this season.) That’s why the Flyers need to take advantage of their current roster, because an unfavorable salarycap situation could force them to bid adieu to some key players next season. This season looks like the Flyers’ best chance to bring home the Stanley Cup for the next few years. The Flyers smartly signed rising star Claude Giroux last week to a three-year deal for $11.25 million — a cap hit of $3.75 million per year. On Saturday, the Flyers inked Jeff Carter to an 11-year, $58 million deal, an annual cap hit of $5.27 million. The signing puts the 2011-12 payroll at $57.5 million for just 18 signed players, according to That’s dangerously close to the current maximum of $59.4 million. That leaves the Flyers just $1.8 million — and it could be less, if performance bonuses from 2010-11 are met

— to sign four or five players, including blossoming winger Ville Leino. The Flyers, according to, have the NHL’s highest 2011-12 payroll of players that are signed. Pittsburgh, the Flyers’ Atlantic Division rival, has the third-highest 2011-12 payroll, with $51.2 million. But because the Penguins’ money is committed to just 13 players, they are arguably in worse cap shape than the Flyers next season. That’s Penguins general manager Ray Shero’s problem. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren’s quandary is this: Will he be able to afford prospective free agent Leino? The answer: Probably, but only if a key player — most likely a defenseman — is traded after the season. What about the Flyers’ other potential free agents — Nik Zherdev, Dan Carcillo, Darroll Powe, Andreas Nodl, Sean O’Donnell, and Brian Boucher? The guess here is that, after the season, the Flyers probably will cut ties with Zherdev, Carcillo, O’Donnell, and Boucher. Leino’s agent, Bill Zito, said Friday that he has had “good conversations” with Holmgren and that he was “pretty confident we can work something out.” Signing Leino figures to put the Fly-

ers near or above the cap — and that’s for just 19 players on their 22or 23-player roster for 2011-12. All of which might force the Flyers to deal one of their high-priced defensemen after this season. The Flyers’ defense is probably the best in the NHL, but to get Leino in the fold, some unwanted moves will have to be made. It should be noted that capstrapped teams could get relief if a new cap limit is announced after this season. Also, if ESPN successfully bids for NHL games, the cap could grow significantly. That’s the best-case scenario for teams such as the Flyers. Worst-case: The cap stays the same, and Holmgren has to load his lineup with young, inexpensive players from AHL Adirondack, and, unable to resign some important players, is forced to deal a valuable defenseman. Entering Saturday, Leino had scored just 14 career goals, but the Flyers should not underestimate his value. He needs to be re-signed. He plays a vital role on arguably the Flyers’ premier line, one that includes Danny Briere and Scott Hartnell. Leino wants to stay with the Flyers, but is downplaying contract talks. Said Leino: “I like being here; it’s a good fit and I play with good players, so hopefully we get something done.” Right now, though, his concern is away from the contract talks between Holmgren and his agent. “I’m just

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Blog response of the week

Subject: Surging Flyers. Posted 08:19 AM, 11/12/2010 mrkmcc Well, now we know how good these guys are when they’re on their A game. Hope it continues. Their record was almost identical this time last year and we all know what happened next. They look totally in sync right now, though. I’m still trying not to get overly excited about Bob, but he is an absolute pleasure to watch. working on my game right now,” Leino said. “That’s the important thing.” Leino is a big part of a team that has the chemistry to match its talent. In the salary-cap world, that chemistry will be threatened next season. When it is, the Flyers hope to be called the defending Stanley Cup champions. Contact staff writer Sam Carchidi at 215-854-5181 or

Flyers fire early and often in win against Panthers FLYERS from D1 games. The Flyers have scored 13 goals in the last two games. Mike Richards, who had never scored a goal in 19 career games against Florida, had two, including the one in the first period that gave the Flyers the impetus for victory. “We’re getting some bounces now, and it’s nice to see we’re capitalizing on them,” said Richards, who has six goals this season. “That’s how hockey goes sometimes. Sometimes you can’t score a goal, so it’s great when they’re going in.” Claude Giroux, the rising young star, also had a pair of goals. One of Giroux’s goals was of the grimy variety, requiring a video review to determine whether it legally squirted through a scrum in front of the net. The other was quite the opposite as Giroux broke in alone on the Panthers’ Scott Clemmensen and practically screwed the helpless goalie into the ice as he deftly transferred the bouncing puck from forehand to backhand several times before nonchalantly lifting it into the net on a backhander. Giroux turned the play in the other direction by blocking a shot from defenseman Bryan Allen. “I just try to read the goalie

and think about what I’m going to do,” Giroux said. “It [the puck] was kind of jumping, and that’s not what I wanted it to do. I just tried to get a shot off, and it worked.” Richards’ second goal and G i r o u x ’s first, which stretched the lead to 4-0 in the second period, came on power plays. Eight minutes and 33 seconds still remained in the second period when Giroux scored his breakaway goal, but it raised the Flyers’ lead to 5-0 and gave them a choke hold on the game. “When we play as a team and everybody chips in, that’s when we’re pretty dangerous,” said Giroux, who has a team-high nine goals. “The last few games we’ve been working hard and having fun doing it.” Once again, Sergei Bobrovsky, the rookie goalie with the cat-quick reactions, was in control as he stopped 34 shots.

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Panthers defenders can’t stop the Flyers’ Claude Giroux (28) from scoring on goalie Scott

Clemmensen. Giroux scored twice in the Flyers’ 5-2 win. At right is the Flyers’ Ville Leino.

Flyers 5, Panthers 2 Florida FLYERS

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Notes. Five Flyers are on the

NHL’s all-star ballot — Chris Pronger, Danny Briere, Kimmo Timonen, Jeff Carter, and Richards. Considering the season Giroux is having, it seems the young center was overlooked. Contact staff writer Ray Parrillo at 215-854-2743 or

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The area’s best in the interior of defensive line

Continuing with our posi- al Conference tri-champs, tion-by-position tour of the lo- and have a PIAA District 1 cal football talent, this week Class AAAA quarterfinal date we rank the top 10 interior with Neshaminy. 8. Rory Clark, Archbishop Wood, defensive linemen (tackles and middle guards) in South- senior, 6-3, 240. Stellar against eastern Pennsylvania. the run, Clark, a first-team allOur subjective list, which we Catholic AAA choice, helped cranked up to 12, is based on a the Vikings limit foes to an averplayer’s ability to stop the ball- age of 14.3 points during the carrier at the point of regular season. 9. Dave Jackson, attack, strength in oneNorth Penn, senior, on-one matchups, 5-10, 230. Flanked by quickness off the ball, Shayne Watson and DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer aggressiveness, and potential to excel at Chuck Knower, he the next level. has been key in the Deion Barnes of Northeast hangs onto the pass, above, for the winning Some two-way standKnights’ drive totouchdown on the fake field-goal attempt. At left, Barnes celebrates the outs, like Archbishop ward a fifth District 1 score, which gave Northeast its first Public League crown since 1983 Wood’s Frank ThompAAAA crown. and snapped Washington’s league championship streak at three. 10. Andrew Cohen, son and Souderton’s Council Rock South, junJoe Stolfi, were listed Public League Class AAAA Football Championship ior, 6-3, 250. Cohen, in the rankings of the area’s best offensive joined in the interior linemen. Their names by Jake Presley, has will not be duplicated here. been a rock-solid performer 1. Jeff Kiely, Downingtown for a unit that has posted five East, senior, 6 feet, 275 pounds. shutouts and yielded 11.7 The third-year starter, who points a game. 11. Jon McCullough, Strath Habattles Tourette syndrome, is a beast on the field and in the ven, senior, 6-2, 265. While he weight room for the Ches- may be better on offense, this Mont League National Confer- two-way tackle, a second-year ence cochampions. “He’s the starter, has sparked the Panstrongest kid we’ve ever thers on both sides of the ball. 12. Jeff Smyth, Cardinal had,” Cougars coach Mike League champ La Salle (10-1) Matta said. O’Hara, senior, 5-10, 220. A gritWith 3 minutes left, for top District 12 honors. 2. Jamil Morgan, Simon Gratz, ty middle guard for the Lions, holder Lamont Davis The Explorers defeated Wash- senior, 6-2, 345. Morgan’s in- Smyth earned first-team allington, 31-20, for the title last side efforts helped the 8-2 Catholic AAA honors. hit Deion Barnes to year. Twenty others to watch, listed Bulldogs reach the Public defeat Washington. Since 1983, Northeast had League Class AAA semifinals. alphabetically: Treshawn Anderlost in the Public League final He doubles as a center. son, Northeast, senior, 5-5, 187; seven times, including the By Rick O’Brien John Bradford, Malvern Prep, 3. Anthony Fecondo, PennINQUIRER STAFF WRITER last two to Washington. The ridge, junior, 6-2, 230. The ever- junior, 6-1, 260; Tyrone Brown, Eagles pounded the Vikes, improving Fecondo, who Roman Catholic, junior, 5-11, With the chance to claim 40-0, last year, and outlasted the program’s first Public bench-pressed 350 pounds in 150; T.J. Demetrio, Pottsgrove, them, 41-34, in triple overtime League championship since training camp, notched 16 senior, 5-7, 170; Tyler Hightowin 2008. 1983, Northeast’s coaches and tackles in an Oct. 22 loss to er, Chestnut Hill Academy, jun“Coming up empty the last players were ready to roll the ior, 6-1, 285; Darrell Hill, Penn Central Bucks West. two years was tough,” Max dice when presented with a Wood, senior, 6-4, 250; Brandon 4. Zack McMenamin, Intersaid. “But that made us pretty fourth and 2 from the George Martynuik, Neshaminy, senior, boro, senior, 5-10, 235. McMedetermined to take it home Washington 5-yard line in the 6-1, 230; Corey Max, Glen Mills, this time. There was no deny- namin is undersized, but the senior, 6-0, 235; Brian McGillolate going. two-way stalwart, a pulling ing us.” “The kids wanted to line up way, Archbishop Ryan, senior, In the second quarter, guard on offense, has a nonstop 5-7, 180; Tyler Mercer, Penn from scrimmage and get the Barnes blocked a punt (the motor, a terrific nose for the Charter, junior, 6-1, 285; Justin two yards,” Vikings boss ball rolled out of bounds at ball, and a relentless approach. Moody, George Washington, Chris Riley said. “The coachthe Washington 2). After a He visited Penn on Saturday. es said, ‘We’re going to try a sophomore, 6-3, 245; Logan 5. Chris Muller, Boyertown, jun- Niederriter, Cheltenham, seWashington penalty, Max, at fake field goal.’ The kids said, halfback, dove in from the 1 ior, 6-6, 295. Muller will likely nior, 5-11, 195; Mike Nowak, ‘Fantastic. Let’s do it.’ We to make it 6-0. “I’m a power wind up being an offensive Owen J. Roberts, senior, 6-2, were all in.” runner,” Max said. “That’s lineman for a Division I-A pro- 270; Nathan Pompei, Upper PerNixing a 22-yard try by gram, but he has also been a kiomen, senior, 5-9, 190; Malwhat I do.” Howard Lynn, holder Lamont force on defense for the im- colm Roberson, West Chester In the third quarter, the EaDavis took the snap, rolled gles, penalized nine times for proved Bears. right, and hit wide-open tight Rustin, junior, 6-3, 285; Matt 6. Corey Bronson, Roman Cath- Ruggear, Academy Park, junior, a total loss of 75 yards, end Deion Barnes for a evened the contest, 6-6, with olic, senior, 5-10, 227. In Fri- 6-4, 220; Dan Sergeyev, Central 5-yard touchdown that gave a 13-play, 79-yard drive day’s Catholic League Class Bucks West, junior, 6-2, 230; the Vikings a 13-6 victory Satcapped by Tony Smith’s AAAA loss to La Salle, the sec- Tyler Swann, Unionville, senior, urday at Charlie Martin Me1-yard keeper. Both teams ond-team all-league pick was 6-2, 230; Jake Swearingen, Quamorial Stadium and the Class had missed an extra point. involved in three tackles that kertown, senior, 6-1, 230; KieAAAA title, the Vikings’ first Camille Max, who scored Northeast’s first touchdown, returns Smith completed 7 of 15 went for losses. He also ran Trainer, La Salle, senior, in 27 years. an interception in the second quarter. passes for 94 yards. Junior played fullback. Afterward, Riley — a mem6-2, 230. The red-jerseyed Vikings On the winning score, tailback Hakeem Sillman (24 7. John Konway, Abington, seber of that 1983 squad coached by John McAneney (8-2) denied Washington (7-3) which came with three min- carries for 133 yards) account- nior, 6-0, 217. He’s a big rea- Contact staff writer Rick O’Brien — received a water-cooler a fourth straight Public utes to go, Barnes and wing- ed for almost all of Washing- son the Ghosts are 9-2 and at 610-313-8019 League crown and Eagles back Camille Max were avail- ton’s 142 rushing yards. dousing. Suburban One League Nation- or 0 0 6 0 — 6 “Northeast has done so coach Ron Cohen his 12th in able to Davis, who also had George Washington 0 6 0 7 — 13 the option of keeping the ball. Northeast much for me and these kids,” 26 years. NE: Max 1 run (run failed) He decided on Barnes, who Riley said. “It’s a fantastic “It’s the greatest thing Southeastern Pa. Girls’ and Boys’ Sports GW: T. Smith 1 run (kick failed) school. We did it for everyone ever,” said Barnes, a top- hauled in the 5-yard throw in NW: Barnes 5 pass from Davis (Lynn kick) affiliated with the school, in- flight Division I recruit as a front of English Peay. cluding the alumni. A lot of defensive end. “It’s hard to Next Saturday at noon, Contact staff writer Rick O’Brien them have been generous to put into words. We put a lot of back at Northeast, the Vi- at 610-313-8019 us over the years.” work into this.” kings will vie with Catholic or

Fake field-goal try gives real crown to Northeast

Springfield Cougars oust Shanahan By Mike Gibson

Jesse Martin’s interception The second-seeded WildFOR THE INQUIRER on the game’s final play cats (8-2) saw Simmons score Springfield (Delaware Coun- snuffed out any hopes for Sha- a pair of touchdowns and finty) and host Bishop Shanahan nahan. ish with 133 yards rushing played a football game of conand six more points on three trasting styles and stars in a two-point conversion runs. Catholic League District 1 Class AAA quarterfiThe win avenged in a big nal on Saturday. In the Class AAA final at way a loss by Bok on Oct. 8, Springfield tailback Matt Plymouth Whitemarsh, Des- when the Phoenix (6-4) pulled Craig and the Cougars pre- mon Peoples scored the first out a 14-0 win at the same vailed, 56-49, two touchdowns of the game 11th and Bigler venue. Football over Bishop Sha- to get Archbishop Wood off to West Catholic 56, Del-Val Charnahan and quar- a good start in a 24-7 win over ter 8 — In another AA firstterback Ryan Egolf, but both Cardinal O’Hara. round game at Southern, the players put up staggering Peoples scored on runs of top-seeded Burrs advanced numbers. 22 and 47 yards on the way to thanks to the passing of AnCraig’s sixth rushing touch116 first-half yards for the un- thony Reid and the running down, late in the fourth quarter, gave the Cougars the final beaten Vikings (11-0). He fin- of Brandon Hollomon. Reid completed 5 of 6 passmargin of victory. His four ished with 173 yards on 29 carfirst-half touchdowns gave ries, but left the game with es for 164 yards and Holthe Cougars (8-3) a 35-12 lead two minutes left with an an- lomon gained 145 yards on 15 kle injury. carries. at halftime. The Lions finished with a Reid threw for a pair of They needed the cushion, touchdowns, while Hollomon because the Eagles (7-4) got 9-2 record. rushed for two more. back into it on the strength of The Burrs finished with 478 Egolf’s arm. Egolf, a junior, State Class AA yards of total offense. completed 31 of 50 passes for In a first-round game at a school-record 485 yards, and his 34-yard pass in the Southern, Shaquille Sim- Inter-Ac League fourth quarter to Keegan Law- mons’ legs carried Bok past ton tied the game at 49-49. third-seeded CommunicaJohn Loughery tossed a After Craig’s final score, tions Tech, 46-7. touchdown pass and scored

another on a run to lead host Penn Charter past rival Germantown Academy, 16-14, on PC/GA Day, the 124th meeting between the schools. The Geis Award, given annually to the MVP, went to Penn Charter tailback Kolonji Smith, who set up both touchdowns with 181 yards on 24 carries. Malvern Prep 17, Chestnut Hill 14 — JoJo Rava’s second interception of the game stopped the final drive and preserved the win for the Friars (6-4, 4-1). Chestnut Hill finished 4-6, 3-2. Haverford School 31, Episcopal Academy 15 — Aaron Morgan kicked a field goal and three extra points to help the host Fords (5-6, 5-0) grab an outright title.

Mid-Atlantic Prep Lawrenceville School (N.J.) scored 15 of the game’s final 22 points and escaped with a 21-14 win at Hill School. Contact Mike Gibson at

Wood tops Pennridge on penalty kicks By Mike Gibson FOR THE INQUIRER

Archbishop Wood and Pennridge made history in girls’ soccer with PIAA playoff wins earlier this week. After Wood needed penalty kicks to make the PIAA State Class AAA girls’ soccer semifinals on Saturday, it will be the Vikings who will get a chance to continue to make history. At West Chester East, the District 12 champion Vikings (22-1) played District 1 runnerup Pennridge to a 1-1 tie after two overtimes and then used a 4-2 penalty-kick advantage to advance. State Class AAA. At Souderton, Conestoga scored a goal three minutes into overtime to beat Central Bucks West, 2-1, in a quarterfinal game. State Class AA. In a quarterfinal at Milton Hershey, MiddWest survived to beat Villa Maria, 5-3, in penalty kicks after the teams finished tied, 1-1 after a pair of overtimes. State Class A. In a quarterfinal game at Tulpehocken, Warrior Run had a 5-4 advantage in penalty kicks after the game to beat Delco Christian

in a quarterfinal. The game was tied, 1-1, after two overtimes. Mid-Atlantic Prep. Deanna Mayza scored two goals and assisted on the third as host Hill School clinched its firstever league title by beating Lawrenceville School (N.J.), 3-2, in overtime.

Boys’ Soccer

At West Chester East, Archbishop Wood got a pair of goals from Chris Roscia in a 4-1 PIAA State Class AA quarterfinal win over East Pennsboro. The District 12 champion Vikings (16-7-1) led, 3-1, at the half. In a Class A game at Tulpehocken, New Hope-Solebury got by York Catholic, 2-0. Inter-Ac. Host Penn Charter clinched the league title with a 3-2 win over rival Germantown Academy on GA/PC Day as Michael Goldman scored all three goals. Melvin Snoh had a goal and assist as Malvern Prep earned a 2-1 win at Chestnut Hill Academy. Mid-Atlantic Prep. Jamie ForSee ROUNDUP on D15

Sunday, November 14, 2010

PIAA Class AAA Field Hockey Quarterfinal

Mt. St. Joe’s holds on to top Northampton






Public League Class AAA Football Championship

Butler leads Dobbins by Roxborough

Brooke Sabia scored twice in the first half, then the Magic had to make the lead stand up. By Don Beideman

ty corners in the first half, Mount St. Joseph was able to SHILLINGTON, Pa. — forge its lead because it was Mount St. Joseph field hock- disrupting play in the middle ey coach Lois Weber may of the field and controlling hold a class on proper nutri- the ball. Northampton likes to tion and hydration before her hit long balls, using the midteam’s next game in the PIAA dle of the field. Class AAA playoffs. Sabia got an assist from On Saturday, the Magic twin sister Allie on her first built a halftime lead on junior goal with 12 minutes to play midfielder Brooke Sabia’s two in the half. goals, but then had to hold on “Allie lifted the ball and I for a 2-1 win over District 11’s just swung at it,” said Brooke. Northampton (17-8-1) in the “I was hoping it would go in. I quarterfinals of the playoffs. just swept the ball in on the The game was played un- second goal.” The Magic appeared ready der unusually warm condiDAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer tions at Gov. Mifflin High. to break the game open at the Dobbins quarterback Kevin Butler lets out a scream of triumph The temperature was in the outset of the second half but had trouble finding the cage. after scoring the deciding touchdown with just over a minute 60s at game’s end. left in the game. He also threw for a 29-yard touchdown. “Some of them just hopped Mount St. Joseph recorded four straight offensive coron the bus at home and proba1 bly didn’t have enough food ners in a 2 /2-minute stretch beginning at the 19-minute or drink before they left,” Wemark of the half, but came up ber said. “They’re teenagers.” empty. The coach had cautioned Northampton senior Kristin her players Friday about propKichline made things more iner nutrition and drink, particularly for the warm Novem- teresting when she scored for the Konkrete Kids with 15:05 ber weather that was predictleft to play. ed. “We lost communications Sabia, whose goals came on that goal,” said Mount goalseven minutes apart in the ie Kat Matchett. “She first half, conceded that the [Kichline] was wide open on warm weather became a fac- the post and I didn’t know she tor. was there. If I had known, I “At the end I was exhaust- could have slid over more.” ed,” the junior forward said. Kichline’s shot went into “It was hot out there.” the lower-left-hand corner of The victory puts the Magic the cage. (18-6-1) in a semifinal match- Mount St. Joseph 2 0 — 2 up Tuesday against Cocalico. Northampton 0 1 — 1 No site or time for that semifi- Goals: MSJ–Brooke Sabia 2. N–Kristin Kichline. nal game has been deter- Saves: MSJ–Kat Matchett 7. N–Tori Gollie 6. mined yet. Cocalico finished fifth in District 3. Contact staff writer Don Although Northampton had Beideman at 267-815-0733 a 4-2 edge in offensive penal- or

The Mustangs’ QB passed for one score, then won the game on a sneak with time running out.


Class AAA State Boys’ Soccer Quarterfinal

C.B. East beats Lower Merion, gains semifinal In a tightly played game, the Patriots prevailed on an own goal and a tally by Lee Sandquist. By Chris Melchiorre

The first touchdown for Dobbins is caught by receiver Jamil

By Patrick Gillespie

drive, ran one yard for the game’s first touchdown. The Dobbins showed a flare for extra point try was unsucthe dramatic Saturday, scor- cessful. ing with 30 seconds remainThe Indians tacked on anothing in the Public League AAA er score early in the fourth championship game to cap- quarter when quarterback Nick ture a 13-12 victory over Rox- Butts connected with wideout borough. Rasheed Bailey for a 30-yard With one minute, 18 sec- touchdown pass. After failing onds remaining and Roxbor- on a two-point conversion, Roxough leading, 12-7, Dobbins’ borough had to settle for a 12-0 Daquan Brown returned a lead. That would become signifipunt 31 yards to the Roxbor- cant. ough 19-yard line, putting the The Mustangs had not Mustangs in prime position trailed by as many as 12 to take the lead. points since Sept. 11, when Two plays into the drive, Dob- they lost, 35-0, to Cardinal bins quarterback Kevin Butler O’Hara. rolled out and threw a pass to “We were a little down, but wideout Jamil Williams. He we had faith,” Zambino said fumbled the ball at the 2-yard of the team’s mood while trailline, but several Mustangs ing in the fourth quarter. formed a pile to recover. “They played their hearts With a new set of downs, out, they know it,” RoxborDobbins’ Terrance Stafford ough coach Mike Stanley said rushed for 1 yard. After Mus- of his players. “They played a tangs coach Lou Zambino great game. They fought till called a time-out, Butler ran a the end.” quarterback sneak for the fiAfter Bailey’s touchdown, nal yard and the deciding Dobbins’ Butler responded on touchdown. the ensuing Mustangs drive. “I kept telling them at half- He threw a 29-yard pass to time, I said, ‘We’re going to Williams, who was in double continue to come back and coverage in the end zone, pullfight,’ ” Zambino said. “As far ing Dobbins to within 12-6. as Terrance [Stafford], he Dobbins senior captain Kevin was tremendous. Our quarter- Gransby then kicked the exback, Kevin Butler, came tra point, which would prove through at the end.” to be the difference. Butler carried the offense “Two years ago we won it, in the fourth quarter, complet- we were satisfied with the ing nine of 14 passes for 94 Public League. Now we want yards in the game. Along with to go take the city,” Zambino seizing the lead with his rush- said. “I’m just proud, I’m ing score, Butler also threw pleased, and we’re going to for a touchdown. celebrate.” After a scoreless first half, Dobbins 0 0 0 13 — 13 0 0 6 6 — 12 Roxborough surged ahead in Roxborough the third quarter when R: Blue 1 run (kick failed) Bailey 30 pass from Butts (conversion failed) Tymere Blue, who had a R: D: Williams 29 pass from Butler (Gransby kick) 45-yard rush earlier in the D: Butler 1 run (kick failed) FOR THE INQUIRER

Williams, who is sandwiched between Roxborough defenders Charles Ivey (front) and Adrian Johnson-Pope.

Butler trots back to the huddle after conferring with Dobbins


S: Matt Craig 5 run (Brad Lord kick) State Class AA Bok 8 23 7 8 — 46 Communications Tech 0 0 0 7 — 7 B: Shaquille Sammons 52 run (Sammons run) B: Marquise Brown 1 run (Sammons run) B: Khalil Neal 5 run (Shaquille Sammons run) B: Omar Bashir 4 pass from Brown (Daniel kick) B: Shaquille Sammons 2 run (Daniel kick) B: Faison Perry 2 run (Yvon Dessus run) CT: James Brunson 27 pass from Zakai Jamison (Losseni Karamoko kick) West Catholic 15 21 13 7 — 56 Del-Val Charter 0 8 0 0 — 8 WC: Anthony Reid 1 run (Wade Schieler kick) WC: David Williams 1 run (Quran Kent run) WC: Jaelen Strong-Rankin 51 pass from Anthony Reid (Wade Schieler kick) DV: Maurice Watson 4 run (Maurice Watson run) WC: Brandon Hollomon 44 run (kick failed) WC: Quram Kent 39 pass from Anthony Reid (Jalen Strong-Rankin from Anthony Reid) WC: Brandon Hollomon3 run (kick failed) WC: Joshua Mathis 19 run (Wade Schieler kick) WC: David Williams 13 run (Wade Schieler kick) Central League Radnor 6 6 14 10 — 36 Lower Merion 7 7 0 7 — 21 R: Vinny Caniglia 8 run (pass failed) LM: Jimmy Chimelas 30 run (Dan Moyer kick) LM: DeJaun Harris 25 with interception (Dan Moyer kick) R: Matt Brigg 4 pass from Collins (pass failed) R: Dave Kurtyka 25 pass from Collins (run failed) R: Tim Wilson 10 run (Dave Kurtyka pass from Rob Collins) R: FG Carter Furtaw 32 R: Lou DeSanto 22 run (Rob Collins kick) LM: Zeke Zimmer 1 run (Dan Moyer kick) Inter-Ac League Germantown Academy 0 0 0 14 — 14 Penn Charter 0 9 7 0 — 16 PC: FG Shane Carr 35 PC: Daryl Worley 70 pass from John Loughery (kick failed) PC: John Loughery 3 run (Shane Carr kick) GA: Ryan Dolan 65 pass from Keith Braccia (Michael Fitzgerald kick) GA: Keith Corliss 25 run (Michael Fitzgerald kick)

Malvern Prep 8 2 0 7 — 17 Chestnut Hill 0 0 7 7 — 14 M: Shawn Wilson 12 run (Bob Scaramuzza run) M: Safety CH: Dan Gallagher 7 run (Christian Guinan kick) CH: Corbin Booker 60 pass from from Michael Hayes (Christian Guinan kick) M: Bob Scaramuzza 5 run (Rob Dollfus) Episcopal Academy 0 0 7 8 — 15 Haverford School 10 7 0 14 — 31 HS: James Chakey 44 run (Aaron Morgan kick) HS: FG Aaron Morgan 33 HS: Goran Murray with interception (Aaron Morgan kick) EA: Brian Ruditys 19 run (Quinn Hager kick) HS: Joe McCallion 10 run (Aaron Morgan kick) HS: Vince Garman 2 run (Aaron Morgan kick) EA: Shane Morrell 10 pass from Taylor Wright (Ian Strain pass from Taylor Wright) Pioneer Athletic Conference Perkiomen Valley 7 7 7 0 — 21 Methacton 0 0 0 0 — 0 PV: Brandon Strunk 30 pass from Alex Miller (Jamie Biddle kick) PV: Pat Prante 30 with fumble (Jamie Biddle kick) PV: Brandon Strunk 40 pass from Alex Miller (Jamie Biddle kick) Nonleague Lawrenceville 0 6 0 15 — 21 Hill School 0 0 7 7 — 14 L: FG Ehert Faircloth 19 L: FG Ehert Faircloth 25 H: Adam Regensburg 27 pass from Ian Sholl (Sean Poole kick) L: Patrick Skov 1 run (Devon Batiz run) L: Patrick Long 21 pass from Kirby Walker (Ehert Faircloth kick) H: Will Hering 27 pass from Ian Sholl (Poole kick) Stroudsburg 7 17 7 0 — 31 Truman 6 0 8 7 — 21 T: Ismail Bullock 80 pass from Deron Thompson (run failed) S: Robert Bennie 4 run (Jordan Ellison kick) S: FG Ellison 32 S: Bennie 2 run (Ellison kick) S: Michael Costanza 2 run (Ellison kick) S: Bennie 2 run (Ellison kick) T: Thompson 29 run (Thompson run) T: Thompson 2 run (David Blount kick)


2-1, on Sam Ostoich’s goal in the second half. Caroline Troncelliti also scored for Villa Maria. Inter-Ac. Liz Wills scored for host Penn Charter in a 1-0 win over rival Germantown Academy on PC/GA Day. Mid-Atlantic Prep. Paige Haley scored twice as host Hill School earned a 3-0 win over Lawrenceville School (N.J.).

came out with momentum in FOR THE INQUIRER Highlights of Saturday’s the second half. The statistics before the An Aces goal was disal- contests can be found at: game gave an accurate pre- lowed in the 47th minute view of the action Saturday when Lower Merion was whisSaturday’s Results night. tled for pushing keeper Lower Merion had allowed Shane Donovan. Football only one goal in its previous The play started when Dav- CATHOLIC LEAGUE AAA FINAL seven games; Central Bucks id Rosenfeld sent a perfectly Archbishop Wood 24, Cardinal O’Hara 7 LEAGUE CLASS AAAA FINAL East had given up three in its placed restart kick into the PUBLIC Northeast 13, Washington 6 last eight. box, with the ball headed to- PUBLIC LEAGUE CLASS AAA FINAL True to form, both teams al- ward an open net. But three Dobbins 13, Roxborough 12 DISTRICT 1 CLASS AAA QUARTERFINALS lowed few opportunities in Aces who were charging the Springfield (D) 56, Bishop Shanahan 49 their PIAA Class AAA boys’ goal were called for interfer- STATE CLASS AA FIRST ROUND Bok 46, Communications Tech 7 soccer state quarterfinal at ing with the keeper. West Catholic 56, Del-Val Charter 8 Souderton High. C.B. East After the game, Lower Meri- CENTRAL LEAGUE prevailed, 2-0, after convert- on coach Nick Severini said he Radnor 36, Lower Merion 21 INTER-AC LEAGUE ing on two set pieces. still was confused by the call. Malvern Prep 17, Chestnut Hill 14 The Patriots will play deEight minutes after the dis- Penn Charter 16, Germantown Academy 14 School 31, Episcopal Academy 15 fending co-state champion allowed goal, C.B. East took a Haverford PIONEER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Central Dauphin in a semifi- 2-0 lead when Chris Knee- Perkiomen Valley 21, Methacton 0 nal Tuesday at a time and shaw threw in the ball and NONLEAGUE Stroudsburg 31, Truman 21 place to be determined. Haug headed it into the box. Lawrenceville 21, Hill School 14 “The win can’t feel any bet- Lee Sandquist was there to Boys’ Soccer ter; it’s indescribable,” said head it into the net. PIAA STATE TOURNAMENT defender Kenny Haug, who “Kneeshaw just came in Class AAA Quarterfinals had a hand in both goals. and gave it a huge throw — Central Dauphin 3, Conestoga 2 (OT) Hempfield 3, Pennsbury 0 “This is the feeling you strive his throw is bigger than Central Bucks East 2, Lower Merion 0 for when playing any sport.” mine,” Haug said. “And it just Pitts. Central Catholic 3, Peters Twp. 2 (OT) AA Quarterfinals Haug’s throw-in in the so happened that we got on Class Archbishop Wood 4, East Pennsboro 1 ninth minute led to an own the end of it. It was great for Palmyra 3, Mars 1 Hampton 4, Belle Vernon 0 goal, giving C.B. East (17-5-3) us.” Lancaster Mennonite 4, Lewisburg 3 (2 OT) an early lead. The ball was “It’s devastating right now,” Class A Quarterfinals thrown into the box from 25 Severini said. “But I think in New Hope-Solebury 2, York Catholic 0 Star 2, Seton La Salle 0 yards out and bounced off a four or five days, when they North Mercyhurst Prep 3, Beaver Co. Christian 1 Lower Merion player’s head, get over it, they’ll realize that South Williamsport 2, Mountain View 0 past Aces keeper Emmett Mc- they had an awesome, awe- INTER-AC LEAGUE Penn Charter 3, Germantown Academy 2 Connell. some season. I’m really proud Haverford School 2, Episcopal Academy 0 Malvern Prep 2, Chestnut Hill 1 With both teams playing sol- of these guys.” PREP LEAGUE id defense, most of the qualiBoth keepers recorded only MID-ATLANTIC Hill School 3, Lawrenceville 2 ty scoring chances came off two saves in the first half. Girls’ Soccer restarts, kicks, and throw-ins. In the 17th minute, Lower STATE TOURNAMENT “Restarts were big in both Merion had its best look of PIAA Class AAA Quarterfinals directions,” Patriots coach the half when Mike Lemonick Archbishop Wood 1, Pennridge 1 (Wood won on penalty kicks, 4-2) Mike Gorni said. “Defending drilled an open shot from 30 Conestoga 2, Central Bucks West 1 (OT) them was a big difference for yards out, forcing Donovan to Norwin 1, State College 0 Peters Township 1, Pine Richland 0 (OT) us tonight — it’s harder to do. make a strong save. Class AA Quarterfinals Lower Merion was a mirror Central Bucks East 1 1 — 2 Midd-West 1, Villa Maria 1 Lower Merion 0 0 — 0 image of us, but we were on (MW won on penalty kicks, 5-3) Mars 6, Bradford 0 Goals: CBE–own goal, Lee Sandquist. them.” South Park 2, Danville 1 Saves: CBE–Shane Donovan 6; LM–Emmett Lower Merion (19-2-3) McConnell 4. Mercyhurst Prep 3, Beaver 0

Class A Quarterfinals Warrior Run 1, Delco Christian 1 (WR won on penalty kicks, 5-4) Loyalsock 1, Southern Columbia 1 (Loyalsock won on penalty kicks, 4-2) Sewickley Academy 2, Richland 1 (2 OT) Springdale 2, Shady Side 1 INTER-AC LEAGUE Penn Charter 1, Germantown Academy 1 MID-ATLANTIC PREP LEAGUE Hill School 3, Lawrenceville 2 (OT)

Field Hockey PIAA STATE TOURNAMENT Class AAA Quarterfinals Mount St. Joseph 2, Northampton 1 Hempfield 2, Council Rock North 0 Cocalico 3, Hershey 2 (OT) Emmaus 1, Penn Manor 0 Class AA Quarterfinals Wyoming Seminary 4, Villa Maria 2 Crestwood 2, Palmyra 1 Conrad Weiser 5, Indian Valley 3 Lehighton 3, Selinsgrove 0 INTER-AC LEAGUE Penn Charter 1, Germantown Academy 0 MID-ATLANTIC PREP LEAGUE Hill School 3, Lawrenceville 0

Boys’ Cross-Country INTER-AC LEAGUE Episcopal Academy 25, Haverford School 37 (1, Jack Freese, EA, 16:17)

Girls’ Water Polo MID-ATLANTIC PREP LEAGUE Hill School 7, Lawrenceville 3 (HS: Shannon MacCabe 3 goals, 2 assists, 2 steals; Katie Gibbs 3 goals, 3 steals; Hill [22-2] outscored opponents, 270-111)

Football Boxes Catholic League Class AAA Archbishop Wood 7 7 3 7 — 24 Cardinal O'Hara 0 0 7 0 — 7 AW: Peoples 22 run (Visco kick) AW: Peoples 47 run (Visco kick) AW: FG Visco 35 CO: Drew Formica 65 pass from Ryan Laughlin (Steve Weyler kick) AW: Peoples 2 run (Visco kick) District 1 Class AAA Springfield (D) 21 14 14 7 — 56 Bishop Shanahan 6 6 23 14 — 49 S: Matt Craig 8 run (Brad Lord kick) BS: Keegan Lawton 36 run (kick failed) S: Matt Craig 3 run (Brad Lord kick) S: Matt Craig 99 run (Brad Lord kick) S: Matt Craig 4 run (Brad Lord kick) BS: Ficca 10 pass from Ryan Egolf (run failed) S: Wise 10 pass from Strain (Brad Lord kick) BS: Cordivari 34 pass from Ryan Egolf (Ryan Egolf run) S: Matt Craig 28 run (Brad Lord kick) BS: Cordivari 2 pass from Ryan Egolf (Mike Ibarguen pass from Ryan Egolf) S: D. Thompson 29 pass from Strain (Lord kick) BS: Ryan Egolf 5 run (Kaminski kick) BS: Mike Ibarguen 23 pass from Ryan Egolf (Kaminski kick) BS: Keegan Lawton 34 pass from Ryan Egolf (Kaminski kick)

coach Lou Zambino before the winning touchdown.

Continued from D14 est scored a pair of goals for host Hill School in a 3-2 win over Lawrenceville.

Field Hockey Cornelius Tietze scored three goals as Wyoming Seminary eliminated Villa Maria, 4-2, in a PIAA State Class AA quarterfinal at Emmaus. The Hurricanes (21-3) led,

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Krispy Kreme was all the rage before financial woes forced closures. Now the doughnut company is back in Philly, this time with a new business recipe. By Diane Mastrull


Let the comfort eating begin — anew. After a five-year, sugar-shock absence, Krispy Kreme made an enthusiastically received (though not from dieters and organized labor) return to Philadelphia last week. Hours before the doors to the new doughnut shop in Fox Chase were unlocked Tuesday morning, carb-craving customers were lined up outside — one since 3:30 the previous afternoon. For such devotees of the chain’s signature hot Original Glazed and other caloric confections, Krispy Kreme’s abrupt departure from the region in December 2005 meant some mighty rough years of withdrawal. They have been even harsher for the North Carolina-based chain.

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At the grand opening of the Krispy Kreme in Fox Chase, CEO Jim Morgan

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Boosted by sales coming at the tail end of the federal tax credit, and at auctions of unsold units at Center City high-rises, Philadelphia’s condominium market remained strong in the third quarter. Five hundred twenty-five transactions were recorded between June 30 and Sept. 30, compared

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During America’s great expansion into the suburbs, the electric-power industry extolled the virtues of clean, modern, “flameless” electric heat. General Electric Co. spokesman Ronald Reagan urged homeowners to “Live Better Electrically.” All-electric houses were sold as “Gold Medallion Homes.” Peco Energy Co. did its part to promote electric heat. In the late 1960s, when Peco built power plants to supply a growing summer air-conditioning load, it had spare winter generation capacity and offered a discount for heating customers. About 160,000 Peco households — mostly in Philadelphia’s suburbs — still receive the below-market rate. They can say goodbye to that sweetheart deal. Over the next two years, Peco’s discounted rate for electric-heating customers will go the way of rotary phones, leaded gasoline, and bell bottoms. An unadvertised aspect of the coming era of electric deregulation is that Peco must discontinue a host of special electric rates. The residential heating rate — called “Rate RH” in electricSee PECO on E6

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with 604 completed sales in the second quarter, according to data compiled by economist Kevin Gillen, vice president of Econsult Corp. of Philadelphia, from deeds recorded during the quarter. City condos are “one of the few relative bright spots in the region’s current housing market,” Gillen said. See CONDO on E4

View of Waterford Square’s Reef Tower, from Regatta Tower. Next week,

35 Reef units will be auctioned. Some minimum bids start at $195,000.

ELIZABETH ROBERTSON / Staff Photographer

NBCU takeover only one of Comcast’s fights As Comcast Corp. stands on the verge of its greatest coup ever — the proposed takeover of NBC Universal Inc. and its array of high-profile programming — the Philadelphia cable giant often seems to be fighting a multifront war. It has lost customers to Verizon’s FiOS fiber-optic system and perhaps to cordcutters, too — earlier this year, the entire pay-television industry reported its first quarterly customer loss.

It’s fighting back aggressively with a push into Internet video and other new features, lively ad campaigns such as its “Don’t Fall for FiOS” commercials, and even old-fashioned doorto-door marketing aimed at winning back former customers and finding new ones. But its biggest battle is still raging behind the scenes in Washington, where the NBCU deal is being weighed by the Justice Department

Ballard adjusts


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Litigation and trial work have emerged as an important staple for law firms in a down legal market. E6.

Gov. Rendell’s monuments will outlast his political career. So will the debts. E3.

Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke wants you to buy stock. Gail MarksJarvis. Money means more in a marriage than many realize. Web Wealth.

and the Federal Communications Commission. And a key question in D.C. office suites is one that consumers might well be asking, too: If the deal goes through, how will the cable-giantturned-content-giant behave? Comcast already claims nearly a quarter of the nation’s pay-television customers. It used its cable franchises and a deft acquisition strategy to become the nation’s leading home provider of broadSee CONSUMER 10.0 on E2

MarketWatch E5. Dow Jones Industrials 11,192.58 Dn 251.50, 2.20% Nasdaq Composite 2,518.21 Dn 60.77, 2.36% Standard & Poor’s 500 1,199.21 Dn 26.64, 2.17%

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Web Wealth By Reid Kanaley


oney means more in a marriage than many couples realize early on in the relationship. Knowing how to sort out finances might not come naturally, but it has to be done. These sites help.

Not just mommies. The site is

called (part of eHarmony Inc.), but a couple doesn’t need children for concerns to crop up over finances. This page names key ingredients for stabilizing expenses, such as treating the household as a business — at least when it comes to money — sharing a single credit card, and celebrating when a debt is paid. Perhaps there should be a note to keep the celebration expenses to a minimum.

Methods may differ. At mydollar-, this article stresses that no single formula works for every couple. Some pool income, some keep separate accounts and pay separate bills. The important thing is to agree on a plan — and have each partner hold to it. General guidelines that make sense include budgeting, allowing spending money for


each spouse, setting joint savings goals, discussing the status of finances regularly, and being “open to change if it isn’t working.”

Money problems. Here’s some ad-

vice on handling money problems if they arise. As in the advice above, your approach should be businesslike, not loaded with personal issues. Money problems usually mean you need to adjust your lifestyle in important, even painful, ways. To do so without ruining a relationship might require the help of a financial adviser or other neutral party. And, the sooner the better.

Better luck next time. OK. So

maybe that didn’t work out. Here’s a plan for talking money and marriage the second time

Among the suggestions at this website for married couples is to seek the help of a financial adviser or other neutral party. around. In this post, a financial planner says couples should put their financial plans in writing. After all, a remarriage that involves blended families can be extremely complicated in financial terms. Going forward, it’s a

good idea to schedule a monthly “money date.” Contact staff writer Reid Kanaley at 215-854-5114 or

Consumer 10.0 By Jeff Gelles

Comcast fighting multifront war CONSUMER 10.0 from E1 band Internet access. With the merger, it would control NBCU’s local stations, its popular cable channels, and a fabled TV network. Comcast’s critics have raised many questions, including the political impact of increased media consolidation. But for many consumers, the biggest question is more about the bottom line — theirs, at the end of each month. Like me, Comcast customers may enjoy its expansion of their entertainment choices — so far, Comcast has delivered more than 17 billion TV shows and movies via its video-on-demand service. They may welcome Comcast’s promise of being able to watch shows “anytime, anywhere,” including via Comcast’s new online delivery system, Xfinity TV. They may well be on board when chief executive officer Brian L. Roberts tells Congress that the merger will “help to accelerate a truly amazing digital picture for consumers.” What they don’t love is Comcast’s — or any cable company’s — prices. And recent program-access disputes around the country, such as the high-profile fight that kept Cablevision subscribers from seeing two of Fox’s World Series telecasts, only fuel their concerns. Pricing was the issue last week when Comcast’s deal drew a new round of skepticism from the American Cable Association, a group that represents smaller cable systems. The ACA submitted a study by Northwestern University economist William P. Rogerson, who estimates that unless regulators impose strict post-merger conditions on Comcast, consumers will pay at least $2.4 billion more over the next nine years because of the company’s “unrestrained pricing power.” That translates into an extra $2 a month, or about 3 percent more, on a $70-a-month cable bill. Comcast dismissed what it called a “flawed economic analysis” by Rogerson, who spent a year in the late 1990s as the FCC’s chief economist. Each side questions how the other quantifies potential consumer harm and benefit. But you don’t really need those details to weigh Rogerson’s underlying argument — that the expanded Comcast will have new leverage in its dealings both with other cable companies and with its own customers. And if you have any doubts that Comcast will use its leverage to boost market share and profits — as any business would — look no further than Philadelphia. Since the late 1990s, when Comcast

TheWeekInWords “The old stigmas are the new realities.”

— retail consultant Emanuel Weintraub, on the increasing popularity of thrift-store shopping, bargain hunting, and layaway purchasing

“If Ireland needs help, Ireland will get help. For the moment, Ireland hasn’t asked for help.”

— Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Juncker, leader of the group of euro-area finance ministers

Comcast has struck back

against Verizon with its “Don’t Fall for FiOS” ads. It has lost customers to the fiber-optic system. YouTube

took over the channel now known as Comcast SportsNet, Comcast has refused to share its telecasts of the Phillies, Flyers, and Sixers with its satellite-TV competitors. Until this year, it relied on a provision in the 1992 Cable Act known as “terrestrial loophole.” To keep cable companies from gaining unfair competitive advantage by hoarding channels they own, that law required them to offer competitors any programming distributed by satellite. But to encourage development of new local content, it exempted programming delivered via land-based connections. The loophole was probably valuable in encouraging the launch of local channels such as Comcast’s CN8. But critics rightly challenged its use to keep control of irreplaceable local sports — “must have” programming for many a fan. For years, the FCC has been chipping away at the loophole, which at the end affected only a handful of cities. This June, it closed the loophole for everyone.

Distrust spreads to Wall Street

But as the Phillies made their fourth straight playoff run this fall, you still couldn’t catch most of their games on DirecTV or Dish Network. And as the Flyers and Sixers begin their seasons, you can’t find them there, either. I asked both Comcast and DirecTV last week for an update. “We are talking,” was all I could get from Robert Mercer, a DirecTV spokesman. Comcast’s Sena Fitzmaurice declined to confirm even that. “We’re not going to comment on whether there are current negotiations,” she told me. Fitzmaurice repeated the argument that Comcast officials have offered for years — that DirecTV won’t share the NFL Sunday Ticket, a popular and lucrative package of out-of-market games it sells under an exclusive deal with the NFL. “We’ve consistently said that if they would give us access to their exclusive content, they can talk to us about access to our content,” Fitzmaurice says.

“We are no longer a sovereign nation in any meaningful sense of that term. From here on, for better or worse, we can only rely on the kindness of strangers.”

— Irish economist Morgan Kelly, known as the “Dr. Doom” of his country’s financial crisis

“The government is handing out oil-drilling licenses left, right, and center as if the Deepwater Horizon disaster never happened.”

— John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace, on North Sea oil-drilling licenses issued by the British government

“Instead of hitting home runs, sometimes we’re going to hit singles. But they’re really important singles.”

— President Obama, after leaders of 20 major economies refused to endorse a U.S. push to get China to let its currency float

As far as I’m concerned, that’s never passed the smell test. DirecTV isn’t withholding the Eagles from their hometown fans. Under FCC rules, the next step would be for the satellite companies to file a program-access complaint, alleging that Comcast is engaging in discriminatory conduct or significantly hindering competition in the market. Or the FCC could impose terms that would closely monitor Comcast’s conduct if it allows the NBCU deal to go through — and finally require Comcast to share Comcast SportsNet with the two satellite companies. That step would effectively double or triple the number of pay-TV choices for Philadelphia’s hardest-core sports fans. If Comcast has proved anything over the years, it’s that it knows how to play hardball. It’s time for the FCC to get a little more game. Contact columnist Jeff Gelles at 215-854-2776 or Read his blog at

“The only concrete agreement seems to be that they should go on measuring the size of the problem rather than doing something about it.”

— Stephen Lewis, chief economist for London-based Monument Securities, on the G-20 dispute

“And he loved shoes and spent a lot of money on 250 pairs — some never worn.”

— Bob Sheehan, who will conduct the auction of seized property of Ponzi schemer Bernard L. Madoff

Compiled from The Inquirer, Associated Press, Bloomberg News.

merican voters, angry at politicians and mistrustful of government, gave many incumbents their walking papers. But there’s another protest movement under way that’s just as fierce: Investors are dissing Wall Street in addition to purging Capitol Hill. The trend is expressed in the flow of $56 billion out of the stock market this year, despite the type of rally that typically tempts reluctant investors, and in the hundreds of e-mails I’ve received. A sampling: “The Dow could hit 15,000 and no one would care,” wrote JK. “With high-frequency trading and scandal after scandal, the average investor has finally wised up and understands he can’t beat those guys.” “We are dealing with the devil, which is the banks … or make that two devils — the banks and the government — since the entire government stood by and let this happen to the American public,” said Larry Kramer. “They have ruined our entire economy.” “Government and big business [have] become corrupted to such an extent by lobbyists and graft that no one has any faith or respect for these institutions,” Michael Weiner said. From what I’ve seen, many individuals have come to see the stock market as a rigged game.

Outrage in the market

In response to news that baby boomers are not saving enough for retirement, Jane Slupecki wrote: “It is depressing to read that we, the baby boomers, are going to starve to death” if we don’t invest for the future. But as she struggles to pay for her daughter’s college while watching bailout tax money paying the executives’ bonuses, her conclusion is: “I’m not touching the stock market. No way!” Some of this outrage was tallied at the polls. But you also can tally it in the low volume of trading in the stock market and in the inability of some young companies to expand by raising money through initial public offerings. They are hamstrung because they cannot sell their shares if the public is hesitant to buy. “Few large IPOs have come to market because investors have shunned U.S. equities,” noted Charles Biderman of research firm Trim Tabs in a recent report. Offerings are at the lowest level since 2005. Muriel Siebert, president of Muriel Siebert & Co. Inc. brokerage firm, said she worries that lasting distrust could deprive the economy of those young companies that become the next global giants such as Microsoft Corp. More immediately, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said recently that one reason he was forcing interest rates lower was to tempt people to buy stock.

Trust is missing

But while Wall Street pundits insist that investors will return to the stock market once they are more certain about the economy, there are impediments that go beyond economic weakness. Suzanne Duncan, a researcher for International Business Machines Corp.’s Institute for Business Value, has just completed an 18-month study into perceptions of the financial-services industry. She found that trust is sorely missing and that professionals such as pension fund managers are as skeptical as individuals. They sense that Wall Street has conjured up increasingly complex products that investors cannot understand because they are opaque — or designed specifically so only those who constructed them can analyze them and derive a profit. Rather than helping investors, the industry is in it to serve itself, 70 percent of investors said. When Duncan surveyed the industry, she found that 70 percent of insiders agreed that they focus on selling products rather than helping clients. Paul Purcell, chief executive officer of Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc., said the industry must rebuild its credibility, especially the tarnish from Wall Street’s wild behavior. He said it would be in the industry’s interest to welcome further financial reforms — like controls on leverage or debt levels — so trust can be rebuilt and the financial system would not be in danger of a new meltdown. Gail MarksJarvis is a personal-finance columnist for the Chicago Tribune. E-mail her at

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Pennsylvania still has big debt to pay off


d Rendell’s monuments — stadiums for wealthy sports-team owners, convention centers, and the tax-advantaged hotels that feed off them, hundreds of private developments built with government grants — will outlast his political career when he steps down from Pennsylvania’s top job this winter. So will the debts he laid on taxpayers. Pennsylvania state debt rose from $6.1 billion to $9.2 billion in Rendell’s eight years in Harrisburg, his last budget shows. Borrowing grew at more than double the rate of inflation. To be fair, state debt was higher, per capita, and rose more rapidly, over the past eight years, for New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, and other Northeastern states. By contrast with its neighbors, “Pennsylvania’s revenues have generally kept pace with the state’s spending” through the Rendell years, at least until recently, says Alan Schankel, head of bond research at Janney Montgomery Scott L.L.C., of Philadelphia. That’s unlike New Jersey, which spent money it didn’t have and ended up with “budget gap,” as Schankel called it. Compared with residents’ income and their presumed ability to pay taxes, Pennsylvania’s debt load has changed little over the last decade, according to a recent report by Moody’s Investors Service. By that measure, Harrisburg owes a little less than the national average. The state’s debt was a little above average when Rendell took over. Corporate and personal income “is stabilizing,” and retail spending is coming back, filling state tax coffers, says Tom Kozlik, municipal credit analyst at Janney. It’s worse in towns, counties, and

school districts, which depend on property taxes. Pennsylvania property assessments are still falling, leaving local governments gasping for cash. “They’re taking the tough steps of cutting their expenses” and boosting tax rates and utility fees, Schankel said. But it’s still bad enough for the state as a whole. Moody’s rated Pennsylvania “Aa2” when Rendell took office. It’s now “Aa1,” a notch above, as Republicans prepare to take over the government in Harrisburg. But at the end of Rendell’s last term, Moody’s is now threatening to cut Pennsylvania’s rating back to the pre-Rendell level. The state has spent down its cash reserves,

AKIRA SUWA / Staff Photographer

The Convention Center expansion on Broad Street was among the big projects of Ed Rendell’s tenure as governor. forcing it to borrow for short-term spending, as Moody’s noted in a report last week. The economy is still slow. The state pension funds are requiring bigger subsidies to pay the fatter checks for newly retired legislators and assistant principals, which former Gov. Tom Ridge foolishly increased without proper financing, and Rendell failed to control. The funds may be in worse shape than they admit. It’s tough to tell, since Rendell appointees and other pension board members have invested so much of the people’s money in buyout funds, hedge funds, real estate, and other assets whose value is hard for outsiders to confirm. But overall, “Pennsylvania has been conservative,” compared with other states, under Rendell as under his predecessors, Schankel concludes. Now the Republicans get to decide how much more conservative they can afford to be.


Republicans who took over the U.S. House of Representatives will “take an aggressive stance” on repealing last spring’s Dodd-Frank

Wall Street Reform Act, writes Washington analyst Edward Mills of the brokerage FBR Capital Markets Corp. Mills says he expects “a game of legislative chicken” as Republicans try to starve reform by cutting off appropriations to financial regulators. But Mills is betting GOP reps “will be unsuccessful in their attempts to make wholesale changes” as long as Democrats still run the Senate and Obama stands his ground. Limits on derivative-securities trading, enacted after investment banks flooded clients with what turned out to be overpriced mortgage-backed investments, may get watered down, since the limits’ lead advocate, Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D., Ark.) lost her reelection race. Congress may also back off the already weak reforms to Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and other credit-rating agencies, despite their outrageous failure to criticize their lucrative clients and blow the whistle on toxic subprime-mortgage risk. U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D., Pa.), the leading House compromiser on that

legislation, was defeated by Republican Lou Barletta. Republican senators, led by Wall Street ally Spencer Bachus (R., Ala.), will run to the aid of “large broker-dealers such as Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan,” Mills predicts. They’ll complain that limiting the use of derivative securities will drive up financing costs for U.S. companies and send investors offshore to less-regulated foreign investment banks. Mills says he expects these “economic arguments to be the best opportunity for changes to this section.” GOP leaders will also try to gut the Volcker Rule, which would resurrect the Depression-era ban on commercial banks’ betting on the security markets, hedge funds, and buyout funds. They’ll argue banks should be freed to plunge back into private markets, so traders don’t leave New York and run off to London or some other foreign town to make deals there. What about Obama’s new consumer-protection agency? “Despite real concerns among Republican lawmakers, we believe the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is here to stay,” Mills concludes. Funded by the Federal Reserve, the bureau is “insulated” from future congressional or even presidential meddling. But the elections probably have doomed Obama’s effort to name the agency’s organizer, Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren, as its permanent director. While consumer advocates like my colleague Jeff Gelles have noted Warren’s deep understanding of products that are bad for borrowers’ financial health, she’s a popular target for critics of bank regulation. Contact columnist Joseph N. DiStefano at 215-854-5194 or




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Continued from E1 “It was a big bet for both developers and the city to believe we could absorb the largest amount of new units since the post-World War II boom,” he said. “The fact that we continue to not only do so, but in such a difficult economy, makes the Center City market not only a real, but also surprising, success story.” Still, the expiration of the tax credits for home buyers meant sale agreements for condos plummeted as the third quarter progressed. To qualify, deals had to go to settlement by June 30 or, after a government extension, be in the pipeline to close by Sept. 30. Two hundred contracts were signed in September compared with 500 in June, Gillen said. Regionwide, that helped push condo inventory to a record 22.3 months from about 15 months in June, and it hints that fourth-quarter city transactions will plummet. The data show that just 20 third-quarter sales were resales of foreclosed units and that those were scattered among several lower-price condo buildings in Center City and Northeast Philadelphia. In the second quarter, 11 units sold were bank-owned. Strongest sales volume continued to be in the market’s lower and middle segments, the data show. In fact, 83 percent of all condo sales were below $500,000, compared with 79 percent in the second quarter. Auctions boosted the thirdquarter numbers as well. For instance, 64 sales were directly or indirectly connected to an April 29 auction at the Phoenix, 1600-18 Arch St. The auction was timed so that successful bidders could qualify for the tax credit, which required signed sales agreements by April 30. Minimum prices ranged from $185,000 to $415,000. Data show sale prices between $224,900 and $472,000. The 257-unit Phoenix had 119 owners before the auction. Three third-quarter transactions were resales. At WSFS Bank’s May 15 auction at 10-unit CU257, at 257-59 N. Second St., the remaining nine condos were sold. Minimum bid for the two penthouses, once listed at $1.2 million each, was $200,000. For the seven other units, the minimum bid was $95,000; list prices had ranged from $698,400 to $871,255. Sale prices at CU257 were between $473,000 and $650,000. Nov. 21 will bring the next scheduled auction, of 35 units at Waterfront Square’s Reef Building. Minimum bid prices will range from $195,000 to $415,000, according to Accelerated Marketing Partners, of Boston, which was the auctioneer for the Phoenix and also handled the June 2009 auction at the Murano, 21st and Market Streets. On Aug. 30, 51 original buyers of Murano units sued developer Thomas Properties Group Inc., of Los Angeles, and others involved in sales, accusing Thomas of inflating sales numbers to boost prices. During the third quarter, nine additional Murano units sold, at prices ranging from $450,000 to $895,000. Ten Rittenhouse Square at 130 S. 18th St., mired in a legal battle for control between its mezzanine and senior lenders, had nine sales in the quarter, including the largest — $7.17 million for a 31stfloor unit bought by autoparts dealer Stephen A. Thorne and his wife, Sabrina Tamburino Thorne, finance and budget coordinator at the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. The other eight units sold for $616,800 to $3.7 million. (The most expensive condo sale to date was the penthouse at 1706 Rittenhouse Square Street, bought by Theodore R. and Barbara B. Aronson in the second quarter for $12.5 million.) Technically, the third quarter’s most expensive condo transaction was $10.7 million paid by Parkway Corp. to Abington Bancorp Inc. for 40-unit American Lofts, at 212 Brown St. in Northern Liberties. The mid-rise building — developed as condos by Creative Real Estate Innova-

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Third-Quarter Condo Sales

There were 79 fewer condo sales in Philadelphia in the third quarter than the second, but the sales percentages in each price range remained about the same. The 525 third-quarter sales of condos, by price range:


Less than $100,000


$100,000 to 199,999

ELIZABETH ROBERTSON / Staff Photographer


$200,000 to 299,999



$300,000 to 399,999


$400,000 to 499,999



$500,000 to 599,999

83 percent sold for less

$600,000 to 699,999 11

than $500,000, compared with 79 percent in the second quarter.

$700,000 to 799,999 11 $800,000 to 899,999


$900,000 to 999,999


$1 million and higher*

*Figure includes $10.7 million purchase of American Lofts on Brown Street by Parkway Corp. from Abington Bancorp. Condo building is now rental apartments.


SOURCE: Philadelphia Recorder of Deeds, compiled by Kevin Gillen of Econsult Corp. The Philadelphia Inquirer

tions, then recovered at sheriff’s sale by the lender and completed — now is apartments, with monthly rents from $1,300 to $3,800. At the 53-unit Hawthorne Lofts at 12th and Fitzwater Streets — the rehabbed Nathaniel Hawthorne School, in the neighborhood just east of Broad Street — 14 units, priced from $149,900 to $279,900, went to settlement in the third quarter, with three more under agreement. “Almost all [were] firsttime buyers who were motivated by price and the fact that the units were newly rehabbed and included park-

MICHAEL S. WIRTZ / Staff Photographer

Condo auctions boosted the

city’s third-quarter sales, some at the Phoenix — timed to qualify for U.S. tax credits.

Read more about the condo market in Philadelphia at

ing,” said Mark Wade of Prudential Fox & Roach, who handled sales for developer Anthony Rufo. “Many buyers came from outside the Philadelphia area to attend school, or start jobs here,” Wade said. He called the third quarter “a mixed bag, with the segment that saw the most activity at the lower end of the price scale.” “It is said that anyone who has the money to buy a home in July or September,” Wade said, “also has the money to be at the Shore.” Richard Oller, whose GoldOller Partners L.L.C. bought half the unsold units at the Aria on Locust Street near Broad in late 2009, closed on five additional units in the third quarter, ranging from $270,000 to $757,000. “The rebound from the summer was somewhat delayed, with activity lagging until midto late September,” Oller said. “The pace has picked up and remained strong.” These days, Realtors and condo developers said, they are seeing increased interest from buyers motivated by record-low interest rates of 4.17 percent for a 30-year fixed mortgage. “Lower rates have stimulated the first-time home-buyer market,” said Allan Domb, whose Allan Domb Real Estate specializes in Philadelphia condominiums. “There is also a feeling that the worst is over, and we are starting to stabilize.” Contact real estate writer Alan J. Heavens at 215-854-2472 or

Money Watch

Continued from E1 franchise store in Philadelphia. Amid the grand-opening hoopla of employee-led chants and cheers, the soft-spoken Southerner with a near-daily Krispy Kreme habit from his childhood in South Carolina candidly reflected on how the onetime rave of Wall Street and Main Street had seriously screwed up. Uneconomically sized factory stores, overstated sales and earnings, and largely neglected franchisees were just a sampling of the dysfunction. “Early on, we were successful in spite of ourselves,” said Morgan, 63, a former financial-services executive who came out of retirement in January 2008 to oversee Krispy Kreme’s revival. The goal now, he said, is to once again be successful — this time because of what Krispy Kreme is doing. Central to the recovery plan is a new hub-and-spoke satellite store initiative that involves smaller outlets, but more of them, Morgan said. The Krispy Kreme of plummeting profits and stock prices was a network of so-called factory stores ranging from 4,000 to 8,000 square feet, generally in freestanding suburban locations. Not counting the land, the stores averaged $1.8 million to build, according to a report by Roth Capital Partners, making it cost prohibitive to establish enough of them to achieve significant market penetration. “One of the biggest problems Krispy Kreme has had is we’re not convenient,” Morgan said. In other words, they were far from the seeming omnipresence of Dunkin’ Donuts — which bookends the stretch of Oxford Avenue in Fox Chase that Krispy Kreme has chosen for its return debut. Under the new business model, “hub” stores like that one will be closer to 3,000 square feet, and provide product to smaller “spoke” stores of 1,200 to 1,600 square feet. Pedestrian outlets, such as walk-up counters in airports and train stations, probably would not be much larger than 200 square feet, Morgan said. Won’t a faltering economy with so much unemployment and limited disposable income interfere with Krispy Kreme’s renaissance plan? There has been no evidence of that, Morgan asserted, calling the company’s sweet temptations “an affordable indulgence.” (A glazed in Fox Chase is 89 cents.) Indeed, analysts (who have only recently begun following Krispy Kreme again) think the company is on track to have the first full-year profit since fiscal 2004. “The hemorrhaging has been halted,” Anton Brenner, senior research analyst for

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Roth Capital Partners, wrote in a June report to investors. Krispy Kreme’s $140 million debt of a few years ago is down to $40 million, with a debt-restructuring announcement expected soon, Morgan said. The improved financials, however, have not yet triggered a rebound in stock performance. Shares closed down 19 cents, at $5.27 Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. The stock had been as high as $108.50 a share in November 2000. Krispy Kreme, which continued to expand overseas throughout its problem years, now has more than 600 stores worldwide — about 230 in the United States, including 83 company-owned stores. In the Philadelphia area, cousins Keith Morgan (no relation to Jim Morgan) and Brian Zaslow plan at least 20 more stores over the next five years, with the second expected to open in April at a former Rite Aid at 16th and Chestnut Streets. That their Fox Chase shop is open is pure testament to their powers of persuasion. Before Zaslow and Keith Morgan approached him in the spring, said Krispy Kreme CEO Morgan, “we had Philadelphia on a back burner. We weren’t ready to get to this area.” Then he experienced the Zaslow/Morgan “energy” — and a franchise was born. Zaslow is a former vice president of marketing for Philadelphia food-service firm Aramark Corp. Keith Morgan was former CEO of Aamco Transmissions Inc., the repair-shop franchiser cofounded by his father, Robert, in 1963. Keith Morgan praised Krispy Kreme’s “tremendous brand awareness, outstanding product, and wonderful consumer loyalty.” The firm’s last few years of restating financials, closing stores in certain U.S. cities, and settling all litigation have also been a time of developing new product lines, including more waistline-friendly baked goods. Krispy Kreme stores are also starting to offer more healthful options such as fresh fruit and yogurt. But at last week’s grand opening, it was the traditional doughnuts that brought out most of the 7,500 customers. “We’ve been craving them ever since they left five years ago,” said Len Pundt of Parkwood, who polished off a dozen with son Albert, 11, and daughter Audra, 8. Practicing willpower were a half-dozen members of construction union locals who staged a brief protest nearby over the use of nonunion labor in renovating the site, a former Popeye’s chicken restaurant. Of Krispy Kreme’s growth goals, Jim Morgan said: “We haven’t even scratched the surface.” But expansion will come at a controlled rate, he assured: “We have to crawl before we walk, and we may never try to run again.”



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TAKE THAT Dagong Global, a Chinese credit-rating agency, wants its opinions to get the same respect as a Moody’s, S&P or Fitch. Investors will soon see if China itself trusts the 16-yearold company. Dagong on Tuesday downgraded its credit rating for the U.S. to A+ from AA, implying less confidence in U.S. Treasurys. The company criticized the Federal Reserve’s recent attempts to boost the economy, saying the resulting weaker dollar will lead the U.S. into a long-term recession. Of course, a weaker dollar also happens to hurt Chinese exporters.

NO SMALL FEAT Small businesses added zero jobs last month, according to the National Federation of Independent Businesses. That’s great news for the economy. It’s the first time that average employment per firm hasn’t dropped in over a year. Small businesses employ about half the nation’s workforce, so the figures carry great weight. Fewer business owners are saying credit is tough to get, which should help boost job growth prospects in the future. “Things do seem finally to be moving in the right direction,” says Ian Shepherdson, economist with High Frequency Economics.

China is the largest foreign owner of Treasurys. Foreign holders of U.S. Treasurys, Aug. China

$868.4b Japan

836.6 United Kingdom

448.4 Brazil

165.0 SOURCE: Treasury Department

THE LONELY COMMODITY Prices of nearly every commodity have jumped this year: gold up 29 percent through Tuesday, crude oil up 9 percent and soybeans up 30 percent. Demand is coming from investors hoping hard assets will protect them from inflation. And then there’s natural gas, down 21 percent. Gas has become so cheap that power plants are switching over from coal to generate electricity. But technology has gotten so good that drillers can tap previously untouchable areas. That means supply remains abundant, and Barclays Capital expects gas prices to drop even further to $3.94 in 2011.

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Peco ending electric-heat break in 2012

PECO from E1 tariff jargon — saves a typical family about $40 a month during the heating season. Heating customers won’t lose their special rate this winter. The discount will be cut by half during the 2011-12 heating season, however, and by the end of 2012, it will disappear altogether. Loss of the discount could lead to some steep increases in the monthly heating bills of power-hungry customers. But, to help soften the impact, the utility is planning to introduce programs to help customers cut costs and consumption, Peco spokeswoman Cathy Engel said. “A typical RH customer not taking advantage of these programs could expect their total monthly bill to increase an additional 5 percent per year in 2012 and 2013 as the discounted generation prices are phased out,” Engel said. This change in the special-heating rate is not to be confused with the much-anticipated lifting of electric-rate caps at the end of this year. On Jan. 1, Peco’s residential fees are scheduled to increase about 5 percent for all customers who do not sign up with the growing legion of electric suppliers flooding the market with discount offers. Peco’s heating customers will not find better offers, though. Ten alternative suppliers have listed discount offers for Peco’s regular residential customers on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission website, yet none is extending savings to heating customers — an indication that Peco’s RH rate cannot be beat, for now. The upheaval in Pennsylvania is the result of the industry’s move toward market rates, much as the telecommunications industry has restructured since the 1980s. Similar changes in electric markets are under way in New Jersey. Under Pennsylvania’s Electric Choice Act, traditional utilities such as Peco divested their power plants and became solely distributors of electrical power. Customers are not required to shop for electricity suppliers. For those who choose to stay, the PUC ordered utilities to provide basic default generation service. It is quoted as the “price to compare.” But basic default service is just that — a simple, plain-vanilla offering for all customers in a rate class. By 2013, Peco’s default rate will be the same for all residential customers. “The commission regulations essentially require the elimination of the special winter heat-

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Ballard Spahr L.L.P. has opened an office in San Diego with the addition of a white-collar defense team, yet another sign of how litigation and trial work have emerged as an important staple for law firms in a down legal market. The addition of five lawyers from the San Diego firm of La Bella & McNamara L.L.P. will bring the number of lawyers in Ballard Spahr’s litigation practice to 200. Thomas W. McNamara, who will become the managing partner of the new Ballard Spahr office, spent more than a decade as a prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California. His partner until recently was Charles La Bella, a former senior prosecutor with the Justice Department who headed the criminal probe of Democratic fund-raising activities in the 1996 election. La Bella is returning to the Justice Department as deputy chief of the fraud section in San Diego. “We think that Tom McNamara and his team provide a perfect opportunity for the firm to greatly enhance its national litigation practice generally and its white-collar practice specifically,” said Ballard Spahr chairman Arthur Makadon. Ballard, like many larger firms, has had to make wrenching adjustments in the last two years as clients pulled back and work disappeared. The 500-lawyer firm, based in Center City, trimmed staff and cut associate salaries, a common response throughout the industry. The downturn that began in 2008 came just as Ballard’s plans for expansion in the West were gathering steam. It opened a large office in Phoenix in 2006 with some prominent breakaway partners of a regional firm, Fennemore Craig P.C., then followed that move with new offices in Century City Los Angeles and Atlanta. But even as the legal market as a whole declined, litigation increased at a steady pace, said Ron Sarachan, chairman of Ballard’s white-collar defense practice group. “Litigation is doing well, so the firm is doing well in that regard,” Sarachan said. The addition of McNamara and four other lawyers from La Bella & McNamara will allow Ballard Spahr to offer white-collar defense and other litigation services to clients served by the firm’s other western offices, as well as to clients based in the East but with legal matters in Southern California. “They have cases all over the country,” Sarachan said of the new lawyers joining the firm. “But it is also a very nice match for us because we have offices in Las Vegas and Salt Lake and Denver and L.A. It will make us more competitive on matters out there.” Many firms are betting that whitecollar defense will remain an important staple in the absence of the robust deal-making a few years ago that fueled so much law-firm expansion. On Nov. 1, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney P.C. announced that it had hired Tom Bergstrom for its white-collar defense and investigations practice group. Bergstrom has defended hundreds of businesses, professionals, and individuals in state and federal enforcement proceedings. He is well-regarded in the white-collar defense bar. Ballard said that McNamara, its new San Diego managing partner, has represented officers, directors, and executives in investigations by grand juries, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other entities. He also conducts internal corporate investigations. Contact staff writer Chris Mondics at 215-854-5957 or

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Powerful joint pill flying off drug store shelves

Clinical trial; participants began to feel noticeable results in just 6 days Imagine a pill that can start helping you get around more easily in just a matter of days.5 Then think of how great it would be for your joints to begin feeling better too. Well there’s no reason to imagine, a team of scientists has delivered an amazing joint health supplement that’s been clinically shown to improve mobility and joint comfort.2 Now, after years of development and testing it’s hitting the shelves at all major U.S. pharmacies. This remarkable joint health pill is called Fast Acting Trigosamine®. It has been clinically shown to produce amazing results; 81% of the participants started feeling better just days after taking the recommended dosage and an incredible 100% reported their joints felt better just midway through the 8 week clinical trial.2,3,5 “I’ve never seen relief like this before,” said Dr. Joseph Dietz.1 “Our goal was to formulate Trigosamine so that people would start to feel results quickly, and based on the feedback from consumers along with the clinical data I’d say we hit the bulls-eye with this powerful pill,” added Dietz. National drug store shipments are being delivered, but as of today there’s no way to know which stores actually have product on their shelves. “Until we know all the shelves are stocked we’ll ship Trigosamine directly to people’s homes. As an added bonus, all local residents who call the Regional Health Hotline at 1-866-941-7632 before the 48-hour deadline expires can also qualify for a significant discount,” said Darla Miller, Distribution Director for the company. “We’re shipping pills on a firstcome, first-served basis; callers just have to be sure they give the bonus approval code of TG14938 when they call and we’ll take care of everything for them,” she said. “We know that people suffer-

ing with joint discomfort want Trigosamine, the phones have been ringing like crazy. We strongly recommend that local readers call right away to make sure they get their fair share,” said Miller. Trigosamine’s formula has a special combination of ingredients that until now have never been blended into a pill. It’s this special mixture that was clinically tested and is responsible for delivering the incredible results. One of the key ingredients is hyaluronate, which is a building block of “human joint oil” and known by medical professionals as synovial fluid. This remarkable molecule can absorb up to 1000 times its own weight in water helping to lubricate the joints which reduces friction while acting as a “shock absorber” allowing for effortless comfortable motion.5 “Synovial fluid is part of what allows young people to be highly active without getting sore joints. But as we age we produce less of this fluid which can force bones and joints to grind together causing nagging discomfort,” said Dr. Dietz. “This remarkable combination of ingredients is what makes Trigosamine work so well. It really helps people to move more freely and with greater flexibility,” said Dietz.5 Trigosamine’s powerful results are all supported by a recently completed randomized, doubleblind placebo controlled clinical study which is considered to be the “gold standard” for joint health supplements. While no pill works for everyone, during this clinical trial, every one of the participants that took this amazing supplement reported an improvement in their joint comfort. The data also shows that their joint comfort just kept getting better the entire time they were taking Trigosamine during clinical study. 2,5 On the other hand, the clinical

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! PROOF THAT IT WORKS: Dr. Philip Howren was so astounded by Fast Acting Trigosamine’s® clinical results that he said; “Yes, I am thoroughly impressed with the clinical data, in fact I now take the pill myself to get the joint relief I need. It’s my number one recommendation to anyone who suffers with joint discomfort,” added Dr. Howren.4 participants that were taking the placebo experienced much different results. Those taking the placebo developed increased joint discomfort and soreness during the clinical study, which is the exact opposite of what happened to participants taking the Fast Acting Trigosamine pills.2 “For participants to get this type of relief is simply amazing,” said Dr. Joe Dietz. “In all my years of clinical research, I’ve never seen that type of a response before. This powerful supplement is simply remarkable for those suffering with sore joints,” he added. The tough part now will be how to get it. “National pharmacy shipments are happening daily, but as of right now there’s no way to know which drug stores have it and which ones

don’t,” said Darla Miller. But for those who want to be among the first to get it the company has opened a Regional Health Hotline so people can have it shipped directly to their homes. Local readers can also qualify for a huge discount if they’re lucky enough to get through before the 48-hour deadline expires. The number to call right now is 1-866-941-7632. “Until shipments get to all the drug stores we’re shipping it directly to people who call our hotline,” said Miller. “All they have to do is

How to get this powerful pill: Local residents can have Fast Acting Trigosamine® delivered directly to their homes simply by calling the Regional Health Hotline before the 48-hour deadline expires. Just call the toll free number that’s shown below; provide the operator with the bonus approval code of TG14938 and the company will take care of the rest. No prescription is necessary. Those beating the deadline can also qualify for a significant discount.


(Actual Size) Fast Acting Trigosamine combines three powerful compounds to quickly improve joint comfort.5 1. HYALURONATE-13: One tiny molecule of this remarkable compound can hold an amazing 1,000 times its weight in water. This allows naturally occurring hyaluronate to bind water, making the joints extremely slippery allowing them to slide smoothly over one another.2,5 2. GLUCOSAMINE SULFATE-15: Review studies show glucosamine maintains healthy cartilage in the joints by inhibiting joint destroying enzymes. The compound also builds up naturally present amounts in the blood stream used to build healthy cartilage.5 3. RAPIDFLEX FORMULA-61: The patented ingredients in RapidFLEX improve overall joint performance and one ingredient increases the speed in which nutrients are absorbed.5 ! HEALTHY JOINT: A Diagnostic x-ray reveals a human knee joint that has the proper amount of synovial fluid to lubricate the joint and act as a comfortable shock absorber. 5



give the bonus approval code of TG14938 when they call and we’ll take care of the rest,” she added. That makes the next 48 hours critical for those living in the local area who want this remarkable joint supplement. Those getting through to the hotline within the next 48 hours are not only guaranteed to get the pills delivered directly to their homes, but they can save money too. Otherwise, those who don’t get through may be hard pressed to get their hands on this medical breakthrough. !

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Clinical strength diet pill delivers 5 times more weight loss Drug store sales soar; clinical study data confirms results Over 10 million doses have already been shipped to dieters so far; and sales are expected to climb even higher for the diet pill called Apatrim®. “We knew we had a great product, but it’s even exceeded our expectations,” said Ken Geis, Manager of Call Center Operations. “People just keep placing orders, it’s been pretty amazing,” he said. There are some very good reasons for this diet supplement’s remarkable success. The results from the clinical trial were very impressive. Participants taking Apatrim’s active ingredient as directed lost an average of 5 times more weight than those taking a placebo during the 4-week U.S. study.1,3 These results were achieved without changing the participant’s daily diet or exercise routine.1,4 While no diet pill works for everyone, an amazing 100% of the participants taking Apatrim as directed either lost weight or inches off of their waistline during the 4 week clinical study. Some participants experienced great results, losing as much as 8 lbs and up to 2 inches off their waist.1,3,4 The U.S. clinical study was conducted in Los Angeles; the study included healthy, overweight individuals between the ages of 31 and 73. The caloric intake and level of exercise was not disclosed. The participants were instructed

not to change the food they were eating and not to add any exercise. They were specifically told not to change their daily routine; just take two pills 30 minutes before lunch and dinner. Apatrim’s active ingredient has a known ability to help control hunger pangs, this allows people to eat the foods they want and always seem to be craving; because they’ll just want to eat less.4 Industry researchers believe that Apatrim works by suppressing a person’s appetite.4 “By suppressing their appetite, dieters consume fewer calories which can lead to weight loss,” said Dr. Joseph Dietz, Director of Health Science, Research & Development for PatentHEALTH. “But consum-

ers should always keep in mind that there is no substitute for proper diet and exercise when it comes to losing weight.” Professionals in the weight loss and fitness industries also agree that Apatrim is the real thing. Mark Loy, a personal trainer, has had some of his clients use Apatrim with amazing success.2 “I heard about Apatrim so I checked out the facts then decided to try it as a part of my training program,” Loy said. “It’s really helped some of my clients to control their eating. I’ve seen people get unbelievable results while taking Apatrim,” said Loy. “Sign me up, I’m a believer.” Dr. Joseph Dietz was impressed

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consumers have to do is call 1-866-964-2349 and ask for Dept. AP10486; orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. “For those people who call the order line to have Apatrim shipped directly to them right now, we’ll guarantee they’ll get product and they can also qualify for a 33% discount,” said Ken Geis. “But this discount will only be available through the order hotline for the next 48 hours,” he said. So for those who choose not to call or miss the deadline you may have to pay more for Apatrim or possibly run the risk of not finding it at the drug store. ! On the web :

Where to get it: 1. IMMEDIATE HOME DELIVERY: For the next 48 hours call the Apatrim National Order Center at 1-866-964-2349 and ask for Dept. AP10486 (ask about the local readers discount*). Begin calling at 8:00 AM EST. 2. AT THE PHARMACY: It has been confirmed that CVS/pharmacy, Rite Aid, Walgreens and The Vitamin Shoppe have placed orders for Apatrim. * local readers discount ends in 48 hours.

! GREAT RESULTS: Allison Garwood (front) and Renee Pellegrini pick up a bottle of Apatrim® at the drug store. Incredibly, 100% of the participants in the U.S. Clinical trial got results taking Apatrim.3 Consumers unable to find it can call 1-866-964-2349 to have Apatrim shipped directly to their homes.

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Chronicling lives more than religion

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f there’s an ethnicity not in need of a museum to bear witness to its exquisitely realized ambition, it’s that of the American Jew. In science, Jews lay claim to Einstein; in music, Bernstein. It’s hard to think of a group that in the last century has more clearly led media and entertainment, finance and commerce. American Jews might be the most spectacular overachievers in our young country’s history, and it’s never been much of a secret. The assumption for many who tracked development of the new home of the National Museum of American Jewish History was that it would be a vanity project. The unfortunate timing — fund-raising took place in a severe recession, as Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme sent spasms through Jewish philanthropy — only gilded the sense of folly. But in its opening state, at least, the new $150 million Jewish MuseSee EXHIBITS on H6

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idway through a tour last week of the National Museum of American Jewish History, deputy curator Josh Perelman paused. “Does the word ‘God’ appear anywhere in the museum?’ ” he mused, repeating the question just posed to him. “Hmmm,” he said, and stroked his chin. “Well, it certainly appears in some of the documents on display. But does it appear in the exhibition texts?” Glancing across the museum’s atrium to its four exhibit floors, he mentally scanned the collection. Down there, in a case, sat the piano of songwriter Irving Berlin. Over there was a monitor showing scenes from Seinfeld, and a metal bunk from a Jewish summer camp. Up there was the Civil War uniform of a Jewish soldier, an exhibit on the 1951 Rosenberg spy trial, and a 19th-century Maryland law giving legal protection to Jews. But God? “Hmmm,” Perelman said again. See JUDAISM on H5


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Director Danny Boyle

anny Boyle — the energetic and impossibly upbeat British director who took home a bagful of Oscars for Slumdog Millionaire — has wanted to tell Aron Ralston’s story for years now. A hiker whose arm was pinned beneath a boulder when he fell into a Utah ravine, Ralston was trapped for more than five days. He lived to tell his tale, and to write about the ordeal, too, in Between a Rock and a Hard Place, published in 2004. Boyle read the book, and met with Ralston, but the canyoneer envisioned something far more documentary-like

(left) on the set at Blue John Canyon in Utah with the star of “127 Hours,” James Franco.

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Coming This Week

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Harry, Ron, and Hermione — they’re in their 30s now, right? The penultimate installment in the franchise that has dominated the multiplexes for a decade, that a kazillion kids have grown up on. Yes, the Voldemort Generation. PG-13

127 Hours James Franco stars as

Aron Ralston, the hiker who was trapped in a canyon crevice for, yes, 127 hours. Danny Boyle directs. One lesson of the movie: never leave your

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than Boyle, and so it was on to other projects, like the one about the street urchins tearing happily, and tragically, around Mumbai. And then, with a global hit to his credit, Boyle approached Ralston again. This time, Ralston agreed to let Boyle try it his way: a “solo man movie,” but one that took the audience inside the protagonist’s head. Impressionistic. Hallucinatory. Weirdly funny. “We had to wrest it off him, and we had to say, you’ve got to lend us this story and we will tell our version of it and then we will give it back to you at the end,” Boyle says.






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PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 (R) DP,DLP 1:00 PM SKYLINE (PG-13) 10:15 PM TALK CINEMA (NR) 10:00 AM (12:40 3:00) 5:20 7:50 10:30 PM HEREAFTER (PG-13) DP,DLP UNSTOPPABLE (PG-13) 7:05 PM (12:00 12:30 2:20 2:50) 4:40 5:10 7:10 7:40 JACKASS 3D (R) 9:50 10:20 PM 10:05 PM MORNING GLORY (PG-13) RED (PG-13) DP,DLP (1:30) 4:30 7:30 10:15 PM 11:40 AM 2:45 5:25 8:00 10:30 PM H DUE DATE (R) SECRETARIAT (PG) DP,DLP (11:40 AM 1:40 2:00) 4:10 4:50 6:40 7:20 9:10 12:50 6:45 PM 9:40 PM THE SOCIAL NETWORK (PG-13) DP,DLP Rt. 30, One-half mile East of Route 202 FOR COLORED GIRLS (R) 3:45 9:35 PM (610) 251-0413 1-800-FANDANGO #(641) (11:50 AM 2:55) 6:20 9:35 PM HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HAL- 157 Bala Ave. - Off City Line Ave. 222-FILM #(588) FOR COLORED GIRLS (R) DP (12:20) 3:30 6:50 10:10 PM LOWS - PART 1 MORNING GLORY (PG-13) H MEGAMIND (PG) Advance Tickets Now on Sale. 1:15 4:15 7:15 PM (1:00) 3:10 5:35 8:00 10:25 PM SKYLINE (PG-13) THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S H MEGAMIND 3D (PG) (12:30 2:50) 5:10 8:00 10:20 PM NEST (R) (12:15 2:40) 5:00 7:25 9:55 PM UNSTOPPABLE (PG-13) DP 12:40 3:40 6:40 PM H SAW 3D - THE FINAL CHAPTER (R) (12:10 2:25) 4:45 7:10 9:40 PM (12:50) 7:55 10:05 PM CONVICTION (R) MORNING GLORY (PG-13) PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 (R) DP 1:00 4:00 7:00 PM (11:50 AM 2:20) 4:50 7:30 10:00 PM COOL IT (PG) DP,DLP 7:45 10:00 PM H DUE DATE (R) 12:10 2:55 5:15 7:50 10:25 PM HEREAFTER (PG-13) DP CONVICTION (R) DP,DLP (12:20 2:40) 5:00 7:50 10:15 PM (1:20) 4:20 PM 11:50 AM 2:20 4:50 7:40 10:20 PM FOR COLORED GIRLS (R) H JACKASS 3D (R) (12:50) 4:00 6:50 9:45 PM (11:55 AM) 7:15 9:45 PM H MEGAMIND 3D (PG) RED (PG-13) (12:00 2:15) 4:40 7:00 9:30 PM (1:10) 3:50 6:30 9:20 PM THE SOCIAL NETWORK (PG-13) HEREAFTER (PG-13) 3:25 6:45 PM 3:50 9:50 PM THE SOCIAL NETWORK (PG-13) OC RED (PG-13) Black Horse PK @ American Blvd. (12:10) 9:30 PM (1:30) 4:10 7:40 10:10 PM (856) 728-2500 1-800-FANDANGO #(265) SECRETARIAT (PG) SKYLINE (PG-13) Located on Mall Blvd. across from UNSTOPPABLE (PG-13) (12:40) 6:40 PM 12:40 3:05 5:15 7:40 9:55 PM The Plaza King of Prussia (1:50) 4:30 7:20 10:00 PM THE SOCIAL NETWORK (PG-13) DP MORNING GLORY (PG-13) UNSTOPPABLE (PG-13) DP 1-800-FANDANGO #(644) (1:00) 4:30 7:20 10:05 PM 11:55 AM 2:25 5:05 7:35 10:00 PM (12:30) 3:00 5:30 8:10 10:50 PM H MEGAMIND: AN IMAX 3D FAIR GAME (PG-13) DUE DATE (R) EXPERIENCE (PG) (2:00) 5:00 7:50 10:30 PM 12:20 12:55 2:45 3:15 5:00 5:30 7:20 7:50 9:35 (11:45 AM 2:10) 4:35 7:00 9:25 PM FOR COLORED GIRLS (R) 10:05 PM (1:00 1:40) 4:00 4:40 7:00 7:40 10:10 SAW 3D - THE FINAL CHAPTER (R) 10:40 PM 4:00 10:10 PM H SAW 3D - THE FINAL CHAPTER (R) PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 (R) (12:50) 3:20 5:40 8:00 10:20 PM 12:15 3:00 5:20 7:25 9:30 PM HEREAFTER (PG-13) JACKASS 3D (R) (1:10) 4:10 7:10 10:15 PM 12:30 2:50 5:05 7:15 9:25 10:15 PM Regal Cinemas - UA Theatres H JACKASS 3D (R) (12:40) 3:10 5:50 8:20 10:45 PM LIFE AS WE KNOW IT (PG-13) RED (PG-13) 12:00 2:35 5:00 7:30 10:00 PM (OC) = Open Captioned (1:05) 3:50 6:50 9:30 PM SECRETARIAT (PG) 109 W. Lancaster Ave. 222-FILM #(523) IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY (PG-13) (DA) = Descriptive Audio Available 1:00 4:15 7:00 9:40 PM (12:45) 3:30 6:40 9:20 PM DUE DATE (R) MAO’S LAST DANCER (PG) LIFE AS WE KNOW IT (PG-13) 12:00 2:20 4:50 7:45 PM 5:00 7:35 PM (12:55) 3:40 6:30 9:10 PM MEGAMIND 3D (PG) THE SOCIAL NETWORK (PG-13) INCEPTION (PG-13) 12:40 2:50 5:00 7:15 PM (1:30) 4:20 7:30 10:25 PM 12:50 6:40 PM RED (PG-13) TOY STORY 3 IN DISNEY DIGITAL 3D (G) 12:10 2:40 5:10 8:00 PM SECRETARIAT (PG) 11:55 AM 2:25 PM 250 Bromley Blvd. Across from Burlington Ctr. 11:40 AM 2:10 4:45 7:30 PM Rt. 555 & (Crosskeys)-Tuckahoe Rd. (609) 239-3500 1-800-FANDANGO #(259) (856) MAO’S LAST DANCER (PG) 262-9300 1-800-FANDANGO #(602) HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HAL1:00 4:15 7:00 PM SKYLINE (PG-13) LOWS - PART 1 (12:30 1:15 2:50) 3:30 5:20 5:50 7:40 8:30 Advance Tickets Now on Sale. MEGAMIND 3D (PG) 9:55 10:50 PM SKYLINE (PG-13) (1:20) 4:10 7:00 PM MORNING GLORY (PG-13) Edgmont Sq. Shopping Center @ Rt. 3 (12:00 2:20) 4:50 7:20 10:00 PM HEREAFTER (PG-13) (12:00 1:50 2:30) 4:30 5:10 7:10 8:00 9:40 UNSTOPPABLE (PG-13) (610) 325-8100 1-800-FANDANGO #(339) (12:45 3:45) 6:45 PM 10:35 PM (11:40 AM 12:10 2:10 2:45) 4:40 5:20 7:10 HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALH DUE DATE (R) 8:00 9:50 10:35 PM LOWS - PART 1 (1:00 2:40) 3:20 5:15 5:55 7:45 8:20 10:45 PM MORNING GLORY (PG-13) Advance Tickets Now on Sale. H DUE DATE (R) OC (11:50 AM 2:30) 5:10 7:50 10:30 PM Off Rt. 422 and Egypt Rd. (12:10) 10:05 PM SKYLINE (PG-13) H DUE DATE (R) H MEGAMIND (PG) (12:50) 3:10 5:30 7:50 10:10 PM (610) 666-6564 1-800-FANDANGO #(341) (12:20 1:10 2:50) 4:00 5:35 7:05 8:05 9:35 (1:40) 4:00 6:40 9:10 PM UNSTOPPABLE (PG-13) HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HAL- 10:25 PM H MEGAMIND 3D (PG) (1:50) 4:30 7:30 10:00 PM FOR COLORED GIRLS (R) LOWS - PART 1 (11:55 AM 12:40 2:20) 3:00 4:40 5:35 7:30 MORNING GLORY (PG-13) (11:25 AM 12:25 2:35) 3:35 5:45 6:50 9:00 Advance Tickets Now on Sale. 8:10 9:50 10:30 PM (1:20) 4:00 7:00 9:45 PM 10:05 PM LES MISERABLES THE 25TH ANNIVERPARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 (R) H DUE DATE (R) FOR COLORED GIRLS (R) DP (12:20) 3:10 5:25 7:50 10:25 PM SARY (1:00) 4:10 7:30 PM (12:55) 3:20 5:40 8:00 10:20 PM INSIDE JOB (PG-13) Advance Tickets Now on Sale. GOLMAAL 3 (NR) FOR COLORED GIRLS (R) (12:50) 3:50 7:00 9:30 PM SKYLINE (PG-13) (1:40) 5:40 9:15 PM (2:00) 4:45 7:45 10:30 PM SECRETARIAT (PG) (12:45 3:00) 5:15 7:30 9:45 PM H MEGAMIND (PG) H MEGAMIND 3D (PG) (1:20) 4:20 7:20 10:15 PM (12:50) 3:20 5:55 8:30 PM UNSTOPPABLE (PG-13) (1:10) 3:30 7:10 9:40 PM STONE (R) H MEGAMIND 3D (PG) (11:30 AM 12:20 2:00 2:55) 4:30 5:25 7:00 HEREAFTER (PG-13) DP (1:10) 3:40 7:25 10:00 PM (11:30 AM 12:15 2:00 2:40) 4:30 5:15 7:00 8:00 9:30 10:30 PM (12:45) 3:40 6:50 9:50 PM YOU AGAIN (PG) 7:40 9:30 10:10 PM MORNING GLORY (PG-13) (1:30) 6:50 PM RED (PG-13) H SAW 3D - THE FINAL CHAPTER (R) DEVIL (PG-13) (1:30) 4:15 7:20 9:55 PM (11:55 AM 1:40 2:25) 4:20 4:55 7:00 7:40 9:40 (11:45 AM 2:15) 4:35 6:55 9:25 PM 4:10 9:20 PM SECRETARIAT (PG) 10:20 PM PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 (R) (1:00) 3:50 6:40 9:30 PM H DUE DATE (R) (12:45) 3:10 5:30 7:55 10:25 PM THE SOCIAL NETWORK (PG-13) DP (11:25 AM 12:10 12:40 1:40 2:25) 3:05 4:00 HEREAFTER (PG-13) (1:40) 4:40 7:40 10:25 PM 3:30 6:35 PM 4:50 5:20 6:40 7:20 7:50 9:10 9:40 10:10 PM HEREAFTER (PG-13) OC FAIR GAME (PG-13) (12:30) 9:40 PM (1:10) 3:50 6:45 9:20 PM H JACKASS 3D (R) FOR COLORED GIRLS (R) Naamans Rd. & Rte. 202 Concord Pike One Block From 69th St. Terminal (11:55 AM 2:25) 4:55 7:25 9:55 PM (302) 479-0750 1-800-FANDANGO #(174) (610) 734-0202 1-800-FANDANGO #(654) (1:15) 4:20 7:15 10:15 PM RED (PG-13) GOLMAAL 3 (NR) STADIUM SEATING IN SELECT AUDITORIUMS (1:15) 4:15 7:15 10:15 PM HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HAL(12:35) 3:35 6:35 9:35 PM LIFE AS WE KNOW IT (PG-13) LOWS - PART 1 HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALH MEGAMIND (PG) 3:25 9:20 PM Advance Tickets Now on Sale. LOWS - PART 1 SECRETARIAT (PG) (11:40 AM 2:05) 4:35 7:05 9:30 PM SKYLINE (PG-13) Advance Tickets Now on Sale. (12:35) 6:30 PM H MEGAMIND 3D (PG) SKYLINE (PG-13) (1:30) 4:30 7:30 10:30 PM THE SOCIAL NETWORK (PG-13) (12:30 2:50) 5:20 8:00 10:30 PM (12:00 2:30) 5:00 7:35 8:05 10:00 10:30 PM UNSTOPPABLE (PG-13) (12:05 2:55 PM) UNSTOPPABLE (PG-13) (1:15) 4:15 7:15 10:15 PM H SAW 3D - THE FINAL CHAPTER (R) ACTION REPLAYY (NR) (1:30) 4:30 7:30 10:00 PM H DUE DATE (R) (12:25 2:50) 5:10 7:25 9:50 PM 6:10 9:45 PM UNSTOPPABLE (PG-13) DP (1:40) 4:40 7:40 10:10 PM PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 (R) (12:20 2:40) 5:10 8:10 10:40 PM FOR COLORED GIRLS (R) (1:30) 3:40 5:55 8:10 10:20 PM MORNING GLORY (PG-13) (1:35) 4:35 7:35 10:25 PM HEREAFTER (PG-13) (1:10) 4:10 7:00 9:40 PM Moorestown Mall (856) 222-9358 FOR COLORED GIRLS (R) DP (1:20) 4:10 7:05 10:05 PM H DUE DATE (R) 1-800-FANDANGO #(598) (1:00) 4:00 7:00 10:00 PM H JACKASS 3D (R) (12:25 1:00 2:45) 4:20 5:30 7:40 8:20 10:20 $6.00 All Day Tuesday. 3D up-charges apply. H MEGAMIND (PG) 10:50 PM (12:55) 3:15 5:35 7:55 10:15 PM (1:45) 4:45 7:45 9:50 PM Holidays Excluded. FOR COLORED GIRLS (R) RED (PG-13) H MEGAMIND 3D (PG) HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HAL- (12:50) 3:50 7:10 10:10 PM (12:05 PM) (1:05) 4:05 7:05 9:20 PM LOWS - PART 1 FOR COLORED GIRLS (R) DP INSIDE JOB (PG-13) Advance Tickets Now on Sale. H SAW 3D - THE FINAL CHAPTER (R) (1:40) 4:40 7:50 10:45 PM (1:35) 4:15 6:50 9:25 PM SKYLINE (PG-13) H MEGAMIND (PG) (1:10) 4:10 7:10 9:30 PM SECRETARIAT (PG) (12:30 2:50) 5:30 7:50 10:30 PM (2:00) 4:50 7:20 9:50 PM PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 (R) (1:05) 3:45 6:25 9:05 PM UNSTOPPABLE (PG-13) H MEGAMIND 3D (PG) (1:25) 4:25 7:25 9:45 PM (12:20 2:40) 5:10 7:40 10:20 PM (12:40 1:20) 3:20 4:00 6:20 6:50 9:20 PM H DUE DATE (R) DP H SAW 3D - THE FINAL CHAPTER (R) (12:40) 3:00 5:20 8:00 10:25 PM (2:30) 5:00 8:30 10:50 PM FOR COLORED GIRLS (R) DP PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 (R) (12:10) 4:00 7:10 10:10 PM (1:15) 4:15 7:15 10:05 PM H MEGAMIND 3D (PG) HEREAFTER (PG-13) (12:00 2:30) 5:00 7:30 10:00 PM (12:35) 3:30 6:30 9:25 PM PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 (R) H JACKASS 3D (R) 4:10 9:50 PM 9:45 PM RED (PG-13) RED (PG-13) (12:50 4:50) 7:40 10:25 PM (12:45) 3:40 6:40 9:30 PM SECRETARIAT (PG) THE SOCIAL NETWORK (PG-13) (1:50) 4:45 7:45 10:35 PM (1:00) 7:00 PM








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Continued from H2 the chapters set in the canyon, of him trapped in the canyon, were as compelling as anything I’d ever read. I could see it as a film, and I knew how to do it, which is quite rare — when you think, I know how to do this, and I can explain how to do it. “It didn’t necessarily make sense to other people, but it did to me.” And then Boyle had to find someone to play Ralston, someone who could own the camera for 90 minutes and keep the audience with him on this harrowing journey. “So we were looking at actors, we met a few, some of them would audition for you, some of them wouldn’t,” recalls Boyle. “And I met with James in New York and he was a bit — he was like, ‘James? Hello James! I’m here. Do you realize I’m here?’ “It didn’t go very well. But the casting people said see him again. “So we met again in L.A., and I said if we’re going to see him again I want to ask him to read a bit of it, and he came in and he was brilliant. He read this sequence — the video message Ralston taped for his mother and father — and as soon as James read it, I knew. It’s him. “He didn’t look like Ralston, he’s not physically an obvious choice, but it’s him.” Franco, whose various movie projects, book projects, conceptual art projects, TV guest spots, and academic pursuits have made him (1) kind of legendary and (2) kind of a joke (a joke that he, quite possibly, is in on), delivers a truly remarkable performance. “His brain is clearly hyperactive,” Boyle says about his multitasking star. “And we benefited from that. He soaks up information. He gives you the impression he’s not listening, that he’s half asleep, but he’s soaking up everything that’s said, and he doesn’t miss a trick.” Boyle shot 127 Hours in just eight weeks, deploying two cinematographers and two separate crews, “so they didn’t share a day off, so I could keep shooting.” But Franco had to have the day off, “because legally you’re only allowed to employ the actors for six days a week, maximum. So on the evening of his day off he would go to New York, overnight, sleep on the plane, presumably, show his face in two separate schools to try and keep himself up on [his] courses by showing up once a week, and then he would get the flight back, late at night to L.A., and then

Pop Norah Jones he’d sleep in the airport … and get the first flight into Salt Lake in the morning and be back on set. “And I think that worked for this kind of story. You have to do it in this obsessivecompulsive way.” Unless his plans change drastically, Boyle, 54, will not be back behind the movie cameras for a good year or so now. He’s about to start a play at the National Theater in London — an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, told from the monster’s point of view. Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller will trade off the roles as the misguided doctor and his monstrous creation. It will be Boyle’s first stage production since before Shallow Grave, his 1994 screen debut. And then, taking a leaf from Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, Boyle will direct the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, to take place pretty much in Boyle’s London backyard. But don’t expect the extravagance of Zhang’s 2008 Beijing spectacle. “Everybody realizes that you can’t make one like that anymore,” Boyle says. “That was like a zenith, an end-point, that type of ceremony, so we’re going to try to do something a bit different. Start anew. “But that can be hard, because whatever they say about being delighted in doing it in a different way, and however much they acknowledge only having a certain amount of money — like a tenth of whatever they spent on the Beijing one — there are certain protocols and ingredients that have to be the same: the lighting of the torch, the cauldron, the speech, the parade of athletes.” So Boyle feels somewhat daunted, but also determined. And, yes, honored. “I live very close to the stadium, and the area that it’s regenerating in East London has been neglected for many years, so it’s a wonderful thing. And also, when they asked me, I said yes immediately, because I think someone in the position I’m lucky enough to be in should do that. That’s your obligation, that’s your payback. “I’ve been brought up by the arts in Britain. … So you’ve got to give something back. I feel that very strongly.”

… Featuring (Blue Note iii)

Norah Jones never sweats: She can’t help sounding laid-back and soothing. That’s a blessing and a curse: She can be soporific. Featuring, however, succeeds in skirting that hazard by pairing her mellifluous voice with a diverse cast of high-profile partners. It collects duets, guest appearances, and other collaborations going back to 2001, ranging from soulful jazz with Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, to classic country covers with M. Ward and the Little Willies, to bossa nova-influenced ballads with the Foo Fighters, Outkast, and Charlie Hunter, to indie-pop with Belle & Sebastian. A pair of hip-hop tracks with Q-Tip and Talib Kweli disrupt the flow of this 71-minute collection — Jones is relegated to cameo roles, whereas elsewhere she usually plays the calm and steady foil — but Featuring highlights her range, humor and flexibility. — Steve Klinge

Cee Lo Green

The Lady Killer (Elektra iii)

Contact movie critic Steven Rea at 215-854-5629 or Read his blog, “On Movies Online,” at

New and Noteworthy Movies Opening This Week Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 See Steven Rea’s preview on H2. Leaving Kristin Scott Thomas stars as a mother and wealthy doctor’s wife whose dissatisfaction with her life leads to temptation. French with subtitles. Marwencol Documentary about a brain-damaged man who builds a miniature World War II-era town in his backyard. The Next Three Days See Steven Rea’s preview on H2. 127 Hours See Steven Rea’s preview on H2. Today’s Special An Indian immigrant and chef quits his job at a fancy New York restaurant and takes over his parents’ struggling restaurant. Wild Target Bill Nighy stars as a middle-aged assassin who invites trouble when he spares one of his intended targets (Emily Blunt).

Excellent (iiii)

Reviewed by critics Carrie Rickey (C.R.) and Steven Rea (S.R.). W.S. denotes a wire-service review. The Social Network An enthralling, near-perfect comedy of manners from director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin about the exhilarating creation and contested consolidation of Facebook. With Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake. 2 hrs. 01 PG-13 (profanity, sexual suggestiveness, drugs and alcohol) — C.R.

Very Good (iii1/2) Hereafter Clint Eastwood directs this uncharacteristically sweet, loping meditation on death and what happens next, with Matt Damon, Cécile de France, and twin boys Frankie and George McLaren as far-flung strangers whose paths converge in fateful ways. PG-13 (natural cataclysm, violence, adult themes) 1 hr. 49 — S.R. Waiting for “Superman” Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim’s devastating diagnosis of what’s wrong with American public schools and what it would take to heal them. With Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee, and Randi Weingarten. 1 hr. 42 PG (incidental smoking) — C.R.

Also on Screens Due Date ii1/2 More like a Dude Date, this odd-couple odyssey starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis as an expectant father and a boyish man traveling across the country after being booted off a plane. A rude road trip that takes many turnoffs from the highway of funny-ha-ha to the dirt roads of funny-ouch. 1 hr. 35 R (marijuana, profanity, sexual content) — C.R. For Colored Girls ii1/2 Tyler Perry’s adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s milestone play is a textbook case of the whole being considerably less than the sum of its parts. As women passing through the storm, Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Thandie Newton, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, and Kerry Washington are moving beyond words. But in the biggest change from the source material, Perry focuses as much on the abusive men as on the women recovering their dignity. 2 hrs. 12 R (violence, sexual violence including rape, surgical candor, profanity) — C.R. Megamind iii With an origin story borrowed from Superman, a lair borrowed from Batman, and a skin complexion borrowed from a robin’s egg, Megamind — the title

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Kristin Scott Thomas and

Sergi Lopez in “Leaving,” a film about a dissatisfied wife and mother.

IFC Films

character of DreamWorks Animation’s smart, snappy superhero send-up — is a villain to love. Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, and Brad Pitt deliver the snappy dialogue, and the DreamWorks Animation team delivers the goods. 1 hr. 36 PG (cartoon violence) — S.R. Morning Glory ii1/2 With her motormouth delivery, Rachel McAdams nails the role of the morning-TV producer who’ll lower the bar to get a ratings boost. But other than McAdams, this workplace comedy also starring Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton is, at best, sporadic. 1 hr. 50 PG-13 (sexual situations, profanity) — C.R. Red ii1/2 Bruce Willis drags innocent tagalong Mary-Louise Parker through this slapstick action romp full of CIA hugger-mugger, expensive hardware, and cool, glib dialogue. With Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, and Helen Mirren as Willis’ old black-ops colleagues. 1 hr. 51 PG-13 (violence, mayhem, profanity, adult themes) — S.R. Unstoppable ii1/2 “Inspired by true events,” with Denzel Washington and Chris Pine as a veteran engineer and a novice conductor trying to stop a runaway freight train before its deadly load tumbles onto innocent Pennsylvanians. From director Tony Scott, who’s made five films with Washington now. The pair would have been good in preschool — off in a corner, monopolizing the toy cars and trains, slamming them into each other and making kabooming noises. 1 hr. 38 PG-13 (action, violence, profanity, adult themes) — S.R.


Reviewed by critics Wendy Rosenfield (W.R.), Howard Shapiro (H.S.), and Toby Zinman (T.Z.).

New This Week The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Philadelphia Theatre Company) Another chance to see this local favorite. Previews Sunday and Tuesday, opens Wednesday. Front Row Seat (Philadelphia Theatre Workshop) A small-town family hits the road to see the president. Previews Tuesday-Friday, opens Saturday. Girl Talk (Kimmel Center Innovation Studio) Girls Night Out: The Sort-of-Sequel. Tuesday through next Sunday. Old Wicked Songs (Bristol Riverside Theater) A Jewish pianist finds himself studying with an anti-Semite. Previews Tuesday and Wednesday, opens Thursday. That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play (Theatre Exile) Women behaving very badly. Preview Sunday, opens Wednesday. The Tempest (Act II Playhouse) Act II’s first Shakespeare, set on an enchanted island. Previews Tuesday-Thursday, opens Friday. The Three Musketeers (The Later

Years) (People’s Light & Theatre) The seventh annual holiday panto has fights, tights and, as always, a guy in a dress. Previews Wednesday-Friday, opens Saturday. White Christmas (Walnut Street Theatre) Two guys, two gals, great songs. And snow. Previews Sunday and Tuesday, opens Wednesday.

Continuing The Belly (Temple) A rough neighborhood defends its ethos. Through next Sunday. Half and Half (Montgomery Theater) A look at the roles of husband and wife over the course of 35 years. Through Dec. 5. Jersey Boys (Forrest Theatre) A good-time, song-stuffed musical biography of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Through Dec. 12. — T.Z. Molumby’s Millions (Iron Age Theatre) A fluid telling of the story behind a 1923 championship boxing match in a small town, between Jack Dempsey and an also-ran, nicely performed in its world premiere. Through Nov. 28. — H.S. Murder on the Nile (Hedgerow Theatre) Secrets and more secrets in the Agatha Christie classic. Through next Sunday. My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, I’m in Therapy (Society Hill Playhouse) A stale one-man comedy routine about ethnic upbringing masquerading as theater. Through Dec. 12. — W.R. Plato’s Apology (Quintessence Theatre Group) Classical Court TV as Socrates argues for his life. Through Dec. 5. Rent (11th Hour) A competent, if too reverent, production of the La Boheme AIDS-era update, with several standout performances. Through next Sunday. — W.R. Run, Mourner, Run (Flashpoint Theatre Company) Tarell Alvin McCraney’s short play about a man caught between his town’s two biggest powers is rock-solid and riveting in its world premiere. Through Saturday. — H.S. Silverhill (InterAct Theatre Company) This engrossing new drama by Thomas Gibbons, our local playwright of political ideas, explores — with remarkable evenhandedness — a 19th-century utopian religious community undermined by love and money. Ends Sunday. — T.Z. Uncle Vanya (Lantern Theatre Company) Fluid staging and true-to-life acting make Chekhov’s tale of unrequited passion and misspent lives as fresh as if it were written today. Through next Sunday. — H.S.


The Extra Man iii An eccentric male escort (Kevin Kline) to wealthy New York women takes an aspiring writer (Paul Dano) under his wing. Katie Holmes and John C. Reilly also star. 1 hr. 48 R (sexual content) — W.S.

Singer and rapper Cee Lo Green leaves hip-hop entirely behind on The Ladykiller, a bid for straight-up pop stardom, profanely fueled by the impossibly infectious, 18-million-hits-and-counting YouTube smash whose name cannot be printed in a newspaper. That song, included unexpurgated on The Ladykiller, can now be heard in buzz-killing form on the radio as “Forget You,” and it’s the best thing about Green’s third solo album, which does not attempt to genre-hop nearly as much as past endeavors such as Gnarls Barkley’s 2006 breakout, St. Elsewhere. (Gnarls Barkley is a collaboration between Green and DJ/producer Danger Mouse.) Instead, the gloriously raspy vocalist goes for a James-Bond-as-Soul-Man persona that is largely ebullient throughout, employing a Michael Jackson groove in “Bright Lights, Bigger City” and taking a horror movie turn in “Bodies.” Charming stuff that’s never as naughtily enjoyable as the lead single. But then, how could it be? — Dan DeLuca

New Recordings

Ratings: iiii Excellent, iii Good, ii Fair, i Poor “poetic delivery with musical intent” that she’s used in past settings, Floacist’s halting flow gives a quivering fluidity to each line she sings and speaks. There’s a jump, a wiggle, and a giggle to her voice, whether toying with carnal passions (“Need You”) or entreating karmic force (“Alright Then”) through the gauze of soul-jazz ambience. Sensuality for the Floacist may come with firm commitment on her flighty Fender Rhodes-filled ballad “Forever” with Philly’s Musiq Soulchild. Yet she sounds equally committed to facing down fear, as in the militaristic groove of “The Stand.” — A.D. Amorosi

El Trio Zamora and El Trio Melódicos The Lost Cuban Trios of Casa Marina (Ahí-Namá iii1/2)

The story behind this album is almost as good as the album. It consists of 25 Spanish-language standards played by El Trio Zamora and El Trio Melódicos, two bands from the famed Casa Marina bordello in Havana. The CD is taken from 1958 recordings by Morris Schrage, whose family had fled war-torn Poland to settle in Cuba. (Amazing.) Schrage created a sound room in his house and used a then-state-of-the-art Ampeg stereo reel-to-reel. These live-in-studio performances sound miraculously great (Schrage had a good ear for separation and balance), a true musical document of an era that would soon be wiped out in Castro’s revolution. These familiar tunes are well-played; the occasional muffed note only deepens the charm. There are errors in the titles (It’s “El Burro Socarron,” not “Sacarron,” and “El Teléfono,” not “El Telephono”), and we learn nothing about the musicians. I realize it’s hard to track down info on them 52 years later, but Ry Cooder (the musical detective who resurrected the Buena Vista Social Club players) could have done better. Still, Lost Trios is romantic, heady stuff, played by pros who had to be good for a high-class clientele. You can almost taste the aguardiente, smell the Habana cigars, and see the staff cha-cha-ing with clients in the palace of love for rent. — John Timpane


and old Ben Vaughn sidekick who now lives in Memphis, Dan Montgomery really came into his own with 2006’s Rosetta, Please (A Love Story), which made our year-end top-10 list. This long-in-coming follow-up, his fourth album, builds on the strengths of that gem. Montgomery is a gifted storyteller who spins moving, empathetic narratives like “Waltz for Charlie,” “Girl With a Broken Bell,” and “Dollhouse.” With “I.O.U.S.A.,” he also produces a sing-along lament for the times that deserves to be a hit. Montgomery keeps it real — there are not a lot of happy endings here — but he makes the journey a richly rewarding one. Once again, everything is framed in superbly crafted arrangements that dip into country, folk, even gospel (“Working on a Building” plays off the standard of that title), and flat-out rock (“Wheels of Soul”). And, like Montgomery’s often hangdog vocals, they’re suffused with a deep soulfulness. — Nick Cristiano Dan Montgomery will open for Elizabeth Cook at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St. Tickets: $12. Phone: 215-928-0978.

Jazz Soulive

Rubber Soulive (Royal Family iii)

The groove group Soulive takes a respectful approach to 11 Beatles tunes, several of them from the group’s classic Rubber Soul. The turf is well traveled even in the organ soul-jazz realm. But Soulive — keyboardist Neal Evans, drummer Alan Evans, and guitarist Eric Krasno — find fresh grooves without screwing up the melodies. Lots of original elements remain. The result is occasionally searing and more danceable than the originals. Sometimes the trio tries a few vocals, as on “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).” But mostly it’s Krasno’s guitar atop the lava flow, playing George’s melody on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and giving a twangy cast to “In My Life.” “Taxman” makes for a jamming ditty. “Come Together” shows slamming potential, and “Revolution,” while not televised, is surprisingly funky. — Karl Stark

Classical Chopin Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 Janina Fialkowska, piano; Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Bramwell Tovey conducting (Atma Classique iiii)

Dan Montgomery

You’ll Never Be a Bird (Fantastic Yes iii1/2)

The Floacist

The Floacist Presents Floetic Soul (Shanachie iii)

Etudes Op. 10 plus Schumann’s Fantasy in C

A former South Jerseyan

Agustin Anievas, piano (Newport Classics iiii)


Top Albums in the Region This Week

It takes a brave woman to release a smartly wordy, quiet soul-hop album on an independent label, what with November’s major-label glut of loud superstar product from Kanye, Rihanna, and Cee-Lo. But Natalie “The Floacist” Stewart is a slam-champ poet, rapper, and singer renowned for her sharply lyrical work with neo-soul’s sweetest sounding duo, Floetry. They collaborated with toughs like the Roots and Mos Def. The Floacist can hold her own. Using the principle of

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On Sale Tuesday Rihanna, Loud; Rascal Flatts, Nothing Like This; Keith Urban, Get Closer; Kid Rock, Born Free

Sunday, November 14, 2010



“Bless our whole nation”

T H E N AT I O N A L M U S E U M O F A M E R I C A N J E W I S H H I S T O RY Red Auerbach

Estee Lauder

Louis B. Mayer

Judith Resnick

(1917-2006) As coach of the Boston Celtics, Auerbach selected the first African American player to be drafted in the NBA. He won nine championships in his 20-year coaching career.

(1906-2004) Lauder founded the company that bears her name in 1946 with four products and a belief that “every woman can be beautiful.”

(1884-1957) Mayer was chief of production with the film company MetroGoldwyn-Mayer.

(1949-1986) Resnick was a crew member aboard the maiden flight of the space shuttle Discovery in 1984. In 1986 she was a crew member aboard the illfated Challenger, which exploded after launch.

Religion, sure, but mostly about lives

CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer

A deerskin Torah scroll from Morocco, which arrived in America on July 12, 1737. The National Museum of American Jewish History is replete with religious references within the displays, since religion is integral to humanity, but the thrust of the exhibits is secular, telling stories of people, how they lived, what they endured, how they triumphed.

JUDAISM from H1 With a small shake of his head, he resumed the tour. The deity known as Adonai, Shaddai, Avinu, Elyon, and Elohim never shows his face at the Jewish museum, which celebrates its new home this weekend and opens to the public Nov. 26. Likewise, there are no exhibits that explain the religious tenets of Judaism or its theology. And yet the faith and practice of Judaism are everywhere in the 25,000 square feet of gallery space devoted to the Jewish experience in America. “For us to try to explain Judaism as a set of beliefs and practices, in all its shapes and forms — that was a challenge beyond us,” Perelman later explained. “Our space is limited. “What we’ve tried to do instead is illustrate to our visitors the lived experience of being a Jew throughout American history,” he said. “We’re hoping they walk away with a sense of what it has meant to be a Jew in this country.” After entering on Market Street, visitors are invited to start their tour on the fourth floor, in the year 1654, and descend through time, floor by floor, to the present, inspecting more than a thousand artifacts along the way. A great majority of the items are secular — immigration documents from Ellis Island, a sewing machine, the upright piano at which the Russian-born, agnostic, but ethnically Jewish Berlin penned such tunes as “White Christmas,” “Easter Parade,” and “God Bless America.” But here, too, are examples of the Torah scrolls, bibles, prayer books, menus, candlesticks, kiddush cups, bat mitzvah dresses, and yarmulkes that have helped sustain Judaism in America for three and a half centuries. “I think we did a pretty good job,” said Perelman. The tour begins with artifacts of Jewish life in the colonies. Here, behind glass, is a 1737 Torah from Savannah, Georgia; a plain, bronze menorah, or liturgical candelabrum; a circumcision kit; the wooden top of a Torah ark from Lancaster County; the bible of the Gomez family — New York mill owners who had fled the Spanish Inquisition; and the handwritten “subscription list” of donors who, in 1728, created America’s first synagogue, Shearith Israel, in New York City. “And here’s something I love,” said Perelman, wiping the fingerprints from a glass case that had already attracted much attention. “This,” he said, pointing to the page within, “is the ‘Richmond Prayer,’ ” composed in Hebrew by a

“We’re seeing here the process by which Jews were melding their traditions to the mores of their American homeland.” Josh Perelman deputy curator

David Einhorn (1809-1879), leader of

the Reform movement. His sermons against slavery provoked outrage in Baltimore, and he fled in 1861 to Philadelphia, where he was rabbi at Congregation Keneseth Israel. Below, a tzedekah (charity) box for the Jewish National Fund, 1947.

Virginia congregation in 1789 in honor of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. “It’s a prayer for our country,” he said, gazing fondly at its uneven, hand-lettered lines resembling verse. The first Hebrew letter on the right of each line creates a vertical anagram spelling out the name “George Washington.” “It’s really one of a kind,” said Perelman. The prayer is part of the museum’s permanent collection; about 45 percent of the items on display are on loan. The next room, called “Building

Traditions,” visits American Judaism from the early 19th century to the Civil War. Again there are examples of the traditional Judaica from the period: leather tefillin, or prayer boxes; a long, hand-knit circumcision robe; a shofar, the ram’s horn used to announce the high holidays; samples of ketubot, Jewish marriage documents; and the 1862 commission of Rabbi Jacob Frankel of Philadelphia, the first Jewish military chaplain. It is signed by Abraham Lincoln. But, here, too, are the first signs of division in American Jewry’s understanding of what it means to be religiously observant. The displays tell the story of Congregation Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim in Charleston, S.C., where, in 1824, 47 members signed a petition demanding sermons and some prayers in English, shorter services, and an end to special deference to the wealthy and social elites. When the leadership refused, the 47 broke away to start the Reformed Society of Israelites, precursor to the Reform movement that would become the nation’s largest Jewish denomination. The display features the community’s ornate silver tzedekah (charity) box, along with the manuscript edition of its radically “reformed” prayer book in English and Hebrew. An adjacent gallery tells the story of the deepening divisions within Jewry as some challenged traditions thousands of years old. In 1853, Philadelphia’s Rabbi Isaac Leeser had published the first English translation of the Bible — a copy of which is displayed — but a decade later the controversial “Leeser Bible” seemed tame. Should Jews worship on Sundays, some rabbis wondered? Was the Talmud “obsolete,” asked Rabbi David Einhorn, an early leader of Philadelphia’s Congregation Keneseth Israel? He also installed the first pipe organ in an American synagogue. The exhibit also features an original menu from the famous — or notorious — “Trefa Banquet” of July 11, 1883, at which the founders

A confirmation certificate for a

young girl, above; and a tallit, a prayer shawl, for cantor Renee Goldin Fischman, below. As they struggled for equality in society, some Jewish women also began to demand similar equality within Judaism.

of Cincinnati’s new Reform seminary served their 215 guests a gala dinner of crab, shrimp, oysters, clams, and meat dishes served with milk, all of which are tref, or nonkosher. Although no pork was served at the nine-course meal, it “underscored the sharp divisions within American Judaism,” notes the exhibit, which includes a silver oyster fork — unimaginable to Jews of Europe or Palestine — belonging to the event’s Jewish caterer. “I don’t like the word ‘Americanization,’ ” said Perelman, a scholar

of Jewish and American studies who joined the museum five years ago, when it was still a tiny exhibition space a few blocks away, at 44 N. 4th Street. “But we’re seeing here the process by which Jews were melding their traditions to the mores of their American homeland — a process that did not happen neatly or easily.” It is a process that developed ever more rapidly with the 19th century’s great age of mass immigration, a story told on the third floor. Artifacts here include religious items typical of those that the hundreds of thousands of Jewish emigres brought with them: Hanukkah oil lamps, brass candlesticks, and gaily colored Rosh Hashanah cards. Here, too, is a replica of a typical tenement kitchen, where young visitors are invited to sit at a plain table and handle the imitation silver shabbat candles and wine cup, then lift an embroidered cloth revealing two plastic loaves of challah bread. “On Friday evenings, Jewish families welcome shabbat, the Jewish day of rest, by lighting candles … ,” the text on the wall explains. The second floor focuses on Judaism since World War II, including the spread of Jews to suburbia. Here the solemnity and nostalgia of the previous floors give way to a Judaism more contemporary, familiar, and lighthearted. The walls feature photos of 13-year-old boys smoking cigarettes at a bar mitzvah party; a teenage girl of the 1960s dancing the frug after her bat mitzvah; scenes of Jewish summer camps; a plastic, plug-in Hanukkah menorah; and a large photo and video gallery that displays the bold designs of postwar suburban synagogues by some of America’s premier architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright’s Beth Sholom in Elkins Park. “Jews are not only saying ‘We’re here,’ ” noted Perelman, “but in a decidedly American way.” A display case on contemporary Judaism alludes to its postmodern diversity. Alongside a Hasidic man’s hat and woman’s wig sits the text for a lesbian seder and a photo of Elysse Stanton, the nation’s first African American female rabbi. “It’s a long way from the Gomez bible” and other colonial-era Judaica on the fourth floor, Perelman said. “We could have presented our religion in terms of God, theology, and institutions,” he said. “Instead we chose to present it as a lived experience.” Contact staff writer David O’Reilly at 215-854-5723 or


Sunday, November 14, 2010


“Listen to our voice and save us”

T H E N AT I O N A L M U S E U M O F A M E R I C A N J E W I S H H I S T O RY Mel Brooks

Philip Glass

(born 1926) Brooks is one of only a few entertainers to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. He was born in Brooklyn.

(born 1937) Glass attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School of Music. His movie scores include Koyaanisqatsi.

Ayn Rand

Studs Terkel

(1905-1982) The author and philosopher was born and raised in Russia before emigrating to the U.S. Her best known novel is Atlas Shrugged.

(1912-2008) The Chicago journalist won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985 for his book The Good War. He was born in New York.

Four-floor tour of American Jewry

Images of Jewish immigrants are projected onto a sculpture in the third-floor “Dreams of Freedom” exhibit, dealing with the period from 1880 to 1945, at the National Museum of American Jewish History. In every corner of the museum, history lessons document what it has been like to be a Jew in America.

This portrait gallery of famous Jews greets visitors as they get off the elevator. The exhibitions, which follow a chronology, start on the fourth floor.

One of the interactive exhibits at the museum depicts the experiences of many immigrants upon reaching American shores.

Nazis march in a cutout of a 1941 photo of a Toledo military

factory worker. A third-floor section focuses on World War II. Staff photographs by Charles Fox

The civil-rights and women’s movements and Jews who were involved are included in “Choices and Challenges of Freedom,” the second-floor exhibit covering 1945 to the present.

The unmistakable visage

of Albert Einstein presides over a two-wall exhibit telling his story. Above, his pipe, on loan from the Smithsonian.

A vial of Jonas Salk’s

polio vaccine from 1954, in the Only in America Hall of Fame.

EXHIBITS from H1 um on Independence Mall turns out not only to do justice to its subject, but in some cases makes the material soar. Its three themed floors, plus a ground-level hall of fame, are layered with the kind of substance from which three- and four-hour visits can be wrought. It’s a serious place of learning and, in quiet, airy coves overlooking Independence Hall and its environs, contemplation. There are caveats galore. Can marketers tune their message finely enough to attract the national and non-Jewish visitor they covet? Will the museum be able to fund itself sufficiently to replenish exhibitions often enough to draw repeat visitors? Many of the museum’s artifacts are on loan — 40 percent to 45 percent, according to Josh Perelman, deputy director for exhibitions, programs and collections — suggesting both terrific opportunity and intensive ongoing work critical to freshening the experience. Curatorial evolution is inevitable. But at the moment, the museum is, for Jews already highly schooled in their cultural and theological identity, more of a brush with pride than revelation. For the moderately self-aware Jew, the museum rekindles a cultural history you heard your grandparents talk about over dinner, now perhaps lost in the dim haze of childhood. What is often missing from common lore, with so many Jews of families who came to this country in the last century or so, is the common commingling of Jews with other earliest Americans. Organized chronologically, the museum’s story begins on the fourth floor (you’ll want to start there and work your way down) with two ships landing in New York in 1654: the Sint Catrina, delivering 23 Jewish men, women and children, from Recife, Brazil; and the Peereboom, which carried Dutch merchant Jacob Barsimon. They are the Jewish Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria, bringing to North America its first permanent Jewish settlers. Several galleries are devoted to early American Jewish life — in expected places like Baltimore and San Francisco, but also in the mining town of Trinidad, Colo., where a B’nai B’rith chapter was founded in 1878. It’s a small thrill to come nearly nose to nose with a lustrous tan deerskin hide fashioned into a Torah, a gift from London to the Jews of Savannah, Ga., in 1737. It doesn’t take long, of course, for American Jews to come up against bigotry. Gov. Peter Stuyvesant considered them “hateful enemies and blasphemers of the name of Christ” (he didn’t think any more highly of Lutherans or Quakers). In New Amsterdam, overseen by the Dutch West Indies Co., Jews could not own property, worship in public, Continued on next See EXHIBITS on page H7

Sunday, November 14, 2010

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1654-1880 Foundations of Freedom


1880-1945 Dreams of Freedom


1945-today Choices and Challenges of Freedom


Only in America/ Hall of Fame


sculpture evoking the pages of the Talmud with flickering lights that represent the eternal light hanging in every synagogue, and Liberty’s torch.

Fifth floor:




Main entrance on Market Street


Museum store and kosher cafe



Event space, and room for temporary exhibitions.

Lowest floor below ground level: An auditorium for more than 200 people and classrooms.


SOURCE: National Museum of Jewish American History

Continued EXHIBITS fromfrom previous H6 page and their contents, you see hold office, or open a shop. corresponding images — one This theme — Jews restrict- room with locks of hair, some ed, persecuted, even lynched still braided, heaped high for — continues through exhibits some unspeakable future use; exploring eras as late as the another with disembodied 1960s, and elides with the civ- teeth being harvested for il rights movement. Obsta- gold, a third piled with empty cles, though, come in mea- suitcases still labeled with sured doses, bitter counter- the names of owners who will point to larger forces of ambi- never use them again. tion, assimilation, and the Previous knowledge of the struggle to keep one’s cultur- Holocaust does nothing to al identify in the New World. numb this kick in the stomIf the early-American expe- ach. You’re struck by the passrience is meaty and didactic, ing of a generation of eyewitthe 20th century carries emo- nesses, and the urgency of tional punch. sharing their stories with a It’s one thing to have a text- sometimes willfully forgetful book knowledge of the Ku world. (Of course, it’s often Klux Klan, and another to those who need this museum stand before an actual white most who will never see it.) hood from 1930 that unspools Rosy nostalgists will find the story of the lynching of their own meaningful icons of Leo Max Frank. The hood the past. There’s a section on comes from a Klan group that New York’s Henry Street Setincluded members of the tlement, originally founded to Knights of Mary Phagan, the give medical care to Russian mob that in 1915 lynched Jewish women (though its Frank, a Jewish factory super- mission later expanded). Samintendent accused of murder- ovars and seltzer bottles will ing Phagan, 13. The case led strum emotional chords for to the founding of the Anti- many. There’s something inexDefamation League. plicably meaningful about To sit before a screen and coming upon an item you saw hear a now-elderly American every day in your house now soldier recall the liberation of displayed in a museum vitDachau in a short aural/visu- rine (in my case, The Jewish al history is to once again be CookBook by Florence Kreisconfronted with the impossi- ler Greenbaum). ble depths of inhumanity. As Newer museum technolohe describes three buildings gies are used to good advantage. In one nook, viewers can watch documentaries runin loop that tell personal Sources, credits for ning stories of the pogroms and

photos on the cover


The Beacon: An LED light

The 25,000 square feet of exhibitions, artifacts, interactives, and largescreen videos is organized chronologically. The experience is designed to begin on the fourth floor and end on ground level.





CYNTHIA GREER / Inquirer Staff

economic conditions that led Jews to flee their homelands, the footage thrown onto nearly three dozen curled screens shaped like blowing pages. It’s not always clear which way to move within the 25,000 square feet of exhibitions, designed by Gallagher & Associates to cover “Foundations of Freedom” (1654-1880), “Dreams of Freedom” (1880-1945), and “Choices and Challenges of Freedom” (1945-present). But it doesn’t much matter. History lessons are tucked away at every turn. What happened in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in 1877? What was the Johnson-Reed Act of 1924, and what did it mean to Jews? Why didn’t the Allies respond more forcefully and quickly after word of Hitler’s Final Solution leaked out? Who was Father Coughlin? Führer Kuhn? You can’t understand the 20th century, or be fully equipped to face the 21st, without knowing. The museum’s content will evolve, and perhaps, too, its presentation. Labels are often short on context and explanation. A “Real Men Marry Rabbis” T-shirt is funny — but what does it mean? Does it refer to men marrying female rabbis, or male? A Civil Warera chromolithograph shows an oft-repeated image from the era, a soldier asleep near a battlefield, dreaming of reunion with his family. But is this the progenitor image in the genre — or simply a copy

by an engraver who happens to be Jewish? Lots of small problems add up to some frustration. Some visitors will be thwarted by gray-on-gray type in dimly lit rooms. In one gallery, it shouldn’t be so hard to figure out that the painter of a portrait is Thomas Sully. It was a smart idea to highlight, simultaneously on two screens, key moments for Hitler and Franklin D. Roosevelt in the runup to World War II. But the screens are so far above eye level that to spend any time with them means a crick in the neck. Once in a while you feel that the museum falls into the trap of simply rattling off names of people you may not have known are Jewish. Touch screens on the first floor allow you to sort a list of famous Jews. Louis I. Kahn? Jew. Henry Kissinger? Jew. Sidney Kimmel. Who? Oh, right —the museum’s largest donor, at $25 million. Much more intriguing is the idea, revealed in an exhibition area about Jews in the movies, that Betty Boop sprang from the imagination of Jewish animators. Betty Boop a Jew. Who knew?

CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer

Tenement life and boardinghouses are examined, above, in the

“Dreams of Freedom” exhibit. And below, another bed in another stark room, but this one in the joyous setting of a Jewish summer camp.

Contact culture writer Peter Dobrin at or 215-854-5611. Read his blog at artswatch.

1654-1880: Foundations of Freedom

“Prayer for the Country”: Gift from ARA Services, Inc. Conservation funds provided by the Robert Saligman Charitable Fund; “Torah scroll, Morocco”: Nancy and Lawrence Gutstein Museum, Congregation Mickve Israel, Savannah; “Belle Simon’s silk-trimmed slippers”: Staff photograph by Charles Fox at the National Museum of American Jewish History, Collection of Congregation Mikveh Israel; “Rebecca Gratz”: Thomas Sully portrait of Rebecca Gratz, 1831, Bequest of Henrietta Clay, 1954.1936, Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia; “Confederate two-dollar bill with portrait of Judah P. Benjamin”: Columbia, South Carolina, December 2, 1862, National Museum of American Jewish History, 1984.30.7.1; “Model of Mikveh Israel” is actually model of Touro Synagogue in Newport, R.I., created by Stuart Gootnick, NMAJH, 1986.16.1a, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Saligman Purchase Fund; “Levi Strauss & Co. trade cards”: Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica.

1880-1945: Dreams of Freedom “1911 Cigarette card of boxer Charlie Goldman”: ca. 1911, National Museum of American Jewish History, 1992.4.82; “Superman, DC Comics #1”: Superman TM & DC Comics, all rights reserved; “Betty Boop”: United Features Syndicate; Stamp “Boycott Hitler”: ca. 1933, National Museum of American Jewish History; “Immigrants on Dock”: Library of Congress photograph; “American Expeditionary Forces in France,” NMAJH, 1996.51.4, Gift of Marilyn Lavin Tarr (daughter of Vinnie Blomberg Lavin); Typewriter of Nathan Fleisher, ca. 1920, National Museum of American Jewish History, 1982.38.1a.

1945-today: Choices and Challenges of Freedom

The Jewish Housewife’s Guide: Joseph Jacobs Jewish Market Organization, New York: Diamond Crystal-Colonial Salt, 1951, National Museum of American Jewish History, 2006.1.6267, Peter H. Schweitzer Collection of Jewish Americana, Diamond Crystal and Colonial are trademarks of Cargill, Inc.; Aerial photograph of Levittown, Pa.: Inquirer archives; Photograph of Ethyl and Julius Rosenberg: International News Photos; Photograph of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel marching with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: District of Columbia Public Library; Photograph of Meyer Lansky: United Press International; Photograph “Rose Ehrlich, Miami Beach, 1959”: Collection of Barbara and Michael Schneider; “Sammy Davis Jr.”: Staff photograph by Charles Fox at the National Museum of American Jewish History; Irving Berlin’s piano, ca. 1908: Courtesy of Elizabeth Peters. (photograph by Zack Seckler); Newspaper clipping of Steven Spielberg: Courtesy of Steven Spielberg; Yentl storyboard from the “Papa can you hear me?” scene: Courtesy of Barbra Streisand. Translations from “Prayer for the Country” on pages H5, H6, H8, and H10 provided by Rabbi Eli C. Freedman of Congregation Rodeph Shalom.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011 8:00 P. M. The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts For more information visit or call 215.832.0529

Evening Co-chairs

Madlyn and Leonard Abramson • Lynne and Leonard Barrack • Lana and Bernard Dishler Lynne and Harold Honickman • Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer and Joseph Neubauer • Gail and Elliot Norry Claire Reichlin and D. Walter Cohen • Lyn and George Ross • Marcia and Ronald Rubin


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Sunday, November 14, 2010


“Place wisdom in the Heart and Head of our State”

T H E N AT I O N A L M U S E U M O F A M E R I C A N J E W I S H H I S T O RY Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Henry Kissinger

Golda Meir

Hyman Rickover

(born 1933) Ginsburg was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993. She was also a professor at Rutgers School of Law in Newark and Columbia University.

(born 1923) The Nobel Peace Prize recipient served as national security adviser and secretary of state in the Nixon and Ford presidencies.

(1898-1978) Meir served as the fourth prime minister of Israel from 1969 to 1974. She was born in Kiev but was raised in Milwaukee.

(1900-1986) Rickover was a four-star admiral in the Navy. Known as the “Father of the Nuclear Navy,” he served on active duty for 63 years.

Building and message at odds While the museum’s exhibits tell of Jews’ success in America, the architecture is decidedly downbeat.


he recent boomlet in museums devoted to Jewish history has produced several remarkable works of architecture, the most notable being those devoted to the Holocaust. You can hardly enter a building like James Ingo Freed’s United States Holocaust Memorial in Washington or Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum in Berlin without feeling a cold shiver rush down your spine. Those architects had a certain advantage. The horrors of the Holocaust provided them with a dramatic narrative that could be readily transferred to the language of brick and mortar and packed with moral clarity and emotional resonance. There are no gray areas when it comes to the Holocaust. The mission of the National Museum of American Jewish History at Fifth and Market Streets is quite different from those Holocaust memorials: It is clearly intent on broadening the story beyond that singular historic event. Here, Jews are defined not as victims, but as success stories, immigrant strivers who arrived penniless and overcame obstacles to rack up remarkable achievements and take their place in the great American mosaic. It is not a new story, and certainly not one unique to America’s Jews, but the $150 million museum’s packaging of the familiar narrative is nevertheless a gutsy step for the Jewish community. While museum design often channels our cultural preoccupations of the moment, the aesthetic choices here are especially freighted with meaning. So, naturally, the design by New York architect James Polshek must be evaluated on how successfully it expresses the museum’s more assured and optimistic take on the Jewish experience. Not very well, I’m afraid. Given the museum’s location overlooking Independence Mall, its eagerness to link Jewish success with the success of American democracy, and the embrace of the word national in its name, Polshek’s building is strikingly inward-looking and closed off from its surroundings. The quality becomes especially pronounced when the building is compared with Polshek’s work at the Newseum, the Washington, Continued on next See SKYLINE on page H9

CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer

The $150 million museum at Fifth and Market Streets: Architect James Polshek’s design is strikingly inward-looking and closed off from its surroundings. The Fifth Street facade, looking toward Independence Mall, has no entrance, and the glass curtain, treated to block afternoon sun, veils the museum.

JEFF GOLDBERG / Ennead Architects

The museum’s modest front door is on Market Street. The SHARON GEKOSKI-KIMMEL / Staff Photographer

The space at the Market Street entry is small and awkward. Chaos is likely to occur when tourist crowds pour in.

architect insisted he placed it there because of heavy traffic on Fifth, which he said is “not an appetizing corner.”

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CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer

Inside, the museum celebrates the contributions of Jewish Americans such as pitcher Sandy Koufax, left, and composer Irving Berlin. Two huge curved screens show videos about notable Jews.

Continued SKYLINE fromfrom previous H8 page D.C., museum of media history that served as a template for the Philadelphia project. This is architecture that exudes unease. The downbeat imagery of Polshek’s design actually works at cross-purposes with the compelling story told within the museum. While the exhibits proclaim America as a place where a long-persecuted minority can finally feel secure, the architecture suggests that Jews are still looking nervously over their shoulders. Museum officials may claim that the building’s reticence is just a good-faith effort to fit in with Philadelphia’s historic area, but the line between assimilation and camouflage is thin indeed. In a news handout, Polshek tells us that the Fifth Street facade, which looks west to the mall and the Liberty Bell, is dominated by a glass curtain because the material is associated with openness and “is intended to unambiguously convey a generous welcome.” But to block the afternoon sun, the glass surface had to be embedded with a translucent frit that makes it difficult to see inside, especially during the day. The glass acts to veil the museum. Meanwhile, at street level, where buildings set the terms of their relationship with the city, the museum presents a high wall of dark gray granite, its blankness alleviated by a few horizontal slits that unfortunately recall the viewing ports in prison doors. That there is no entrance in this most symbolic of facades — where the museum intersects with a landscape honoring democracy — only reinforces the mes-

sage of fear. The presumption, of course, is that security concerns forced the architect to bunkerize the building and locate its front door on Market Street. Polshek, however, strenuously insisted during a tour that his design choices were merely a response to heavy traffic on Fifth Street and the museum’s organizational needs. “This is not an appetizing corner,” Polshek told me, gesturing at Fifth Street. If that really is the explanation, it’s a pretty poor excuse not to engage with the mall. The traffic on

At street level along Fifth, the museum presents a high wall of dark gray granite, its blankness alleviated by a few horizontal slits. Market Street is surely no better than Fifth Street’s. Maybe it was just easier for Polshek to follow traditional architectural practice and place the entrance on the long side of the rectangular building. But even the grim KYW building that previously occupied the site had a door facing the mall. The museum design does improve marginally on the Market Street side. Polshek (whose firm recently adopted the name Ennead) uses floor-to-ceiling glass for the ground floor to allow glimpses into the lobby, exactly as he does at his Newseum on heavily trafficked

Pennsylvania Avenue. Yet, in Philadelphia, everything above the first floor is housed behind a red, terracotta grille that might easily be mistaken for a parking garage. It only gets worse inside. Passing through the modest set of glass doors, you almost immediately bump into the ticket counter. This entry space is so tight and awkward that one shudders at the chaos that will ensue when a busload of tourists pours in. Such a cramped vestibule might be excused if the building occupied an especially tight site. The lobby is, in fact, plenty big. Rarely do you see so much space wasted so flagrantly. The museum’s “wow” feature is a five-story atrium at the lobby’s center. While such soaring openings are now a cliche of museum design, they can still pack a visual punch. At Polshek’s Newseum, a central atrium floods the building with light and enables visitors to see each level, so they quickly understand the museum’s organization. The difference in Philadelphia is that Polshek takes the atrium down to the basement, where the auditorium is located. Instead of walking in a space of uplifting height, visitors are stopped at the precipice of an enormous pit. What is the point of placing this barrier at the moment of entrance? Why trouble to bring daylight into the basement when people are just going to settle into a windowless auditorium? Not only does the arrangement undermine the purpose of the atrium, it eats up a large part of the lobby and forces visitors to circum-

A view from beneath the transparent stairways in the museum’s atrium.

navigate the pit, through a narrow chute of leftover space, to reach the gallery elevators. Among the bizarre details is an oval overlook next to the ticket counter, where visitors can peer into the rather bland pit. The atri-

um actually occupies only about half the lobby. The other side is devoted entirely to two immense curved screens showing videos that celebrate the lives of notable Jews — the latest example of runaway screen inflation. In this vast sea of space, the displays look like tiny islands. On top of that, they are placed so passersby get a fantastic view of one screen’s blank back. The lobby pit is hardly the only wasted space. Visitors are meant to circle the atrium on their way to the exhibit galleries, which are arranged chronologically from the fourth floor down to the second. But the meat of the show is always in the galleries east of the atrium, while everything to the west is fluff. The real purpose of the wide balconies on the west side is to allow people to look out through the glass wall at the mall and city skyline. The views are certainly nice. But again, the metaphor the arrangement calls to mind is not encouraging: Jews peering out through a translucent screen at democracy. Inside, the museum effectively celebrates the invigorating wit and sheer, unabashed chutzpah that Jews have stamped on every aspect of American culture. From Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” to Broadway musicals and Hollywood blockbusters, Jews have excelled at divining the emotional zeitgeist without taking themselves too seriously. More than anything, Polshek’s design could benefit from a little more of that chutzpah. Contact architecture critic Inga Saffron at 215-854-2213 or

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Sunday, November 14, 2010



T H E N AT I O N A L M U S E U M O F A M E R I C A N J E W I S H H I S T O RY Walter Annenberg

Albert Einstein

Allen Ginsberg

Sidney Kimmel

(1908-2002) Founded TV Guide and Seventeen magazine. Annenberg, a noted philanthropist, owned The Inquirer, and was ambassador to England under Nixon.

(1879-1955) The Nobel-winning theoretical physicist devised the bestknown equation of the 20th Century — E=MC2.

(1926-1997) Ginsberg was part of the Beat Generation of poets and author of Howl, an epic poem that railed against conformity.

(born 1929) Film producer, founder of Jones Apparel Group, and philanthropist. Kimmel was raised in Philadelphia.

Docents train hard and proud By Sally Friedman



n the street below at Fifth and Market, jackhammers were sending out their deafening message. Inside, in the lobby of the new home of the National Museum of American Jewish History, Irving Berlin’s personal piano was being jockeyed into place. And upstairs on the fourth floor, as mayhem swirled around them, a group of intrepid men and women sidestepped ladders and cables, tuning out the din of construction projects to concentrate on one thing: being the best ambassadors possible to the thousands of visitors expected to arrive when the relocated museum opens to the public on Nov. 26. On this late-October day, the museum’s new docents finally were in the space where they have been preparing to lead tours for more than a year. Docent training at the striking new building is not taken lightly. “These are amazingly dedicated people who are willing to sacrifice significant time in their lives for this,” says Rob Levin, the museum’s education specialist. Levin helped to launch the formal docent interview process back in spring 2009, after notices seeking guides were placed in local synagogue bulletins, at area colleges, and on the Internet, attracting more than 100 applicants. Each one then underwent an initial phone interview, filled out a

Alan Mandel (left) and Michael Lipschutz, two of the

10 men in the group; guides more typically are women. They will be “using facts in creative combination with people skills and host skills. They need to captivate an audience,” says the director of education.

For over a year, 60 volunteers have studied, practiced to be engaging ambassadors on their one-hour tours. lengthy written application, had an in-person interview, and was subject to a reference check. “By the end of July,” Levin says, “we had created a pool of about 60 candidates, to ensure an ongoing core group of 50 docents.” Their backgrounds include science, the arts, business, social work, law, writing, design, catering; they speak a total of 12 languages. “The mix is wonderful,” Levin says, also noting that 10 of the pioneer group are men, an unexpected bonus; typically, the museum-docent population tilts strongly toward women. Each Tuesday afternoon since October 2009, these volunteers have met for several hours to learn the sweep of Jewish American history from 1654 to the present, often hearing from guest lecturers from local universities. And yes, there is homework. They also have been mastering

techniques to present that history vividly and engagingly in just one hour on the guided tours they will lead. The docents have had plenty of practice, presenting individual objects to one another, personalizing their comments while highlighting as a framework the museum’s important holdings, which range from kosher butchers’ knives to historic letters, documents, ritual objects, and diaries. “People can learn facts by reading labels. But a good docent becomes an ambassador for an institution, using facts in creative combination with people skills and host skills. They need to captivate an audience,” says Linda Steinberg, who became director of education at the museum in July, bringing with her an extensive museum background with an emphasis on Judaism. Steinberg recognizes that an hour is a blink when it comes to 25,000 square feet of exhibition space on three floors, with more than a thousand objects and 30 films on display. How that hour is utilized is the key to making visitors want to continue on their own, or return for a deeper immersion. It’s a tall order, as interior designer Adele Fine of Center City now recognizes. “I’ve been a printmaker, a starving artist, and a designer, but this work has been among the most challenging, and satisfying, things I’ve ever done.” Fine decided to sign on as a docent to test herself in new ways,

Adele Fine (left) leads a practice tour as other

docents, including Rosangela Gomes (center), listen and take notes. The guides have learned the sweep of Jewish American history from 1654 to the present — and done homework.

Linda Markoff

takes notes during a practice tour. Each Tuesday since October 2009, these volunteers have met for several hours, hearing lecturers and mastering techniques to present the history vividly. Staff photographs by

Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel and because she was hungry to learn more about American Judaism. “And what I got was a graduate course that I’ve loved. I’ve left class every week on a high.” Once most of the artifacts were in place, Fine was among the first to volunteer to actually lead a tour group — fellow docents who rewarded her with a spontaneous burst of applause as the tour ended. She beamed. And exhaled. Also slated to lead a group that day was retired Purdue University chemistry professor Michael Lipschutz of Philadelphia. An expert on extraterrestrial material, Lipschutz explained why he became involved in docent training. “I’ve been trained as a scientist, dealing with tiny parts of the whole, one thread of the tapestry. In leading tours, I’m weaving all the threads together.” He admits it will be a change of pace “to talk to people, not rocks,” and is gratified that his long interest in history finally is being utilized. For Rosangela Gomes, 41, an accountant with a South Jersey firm, becoming a docent at this particular museum represents a remarkable odyssey. Born into a Catholic family in Brazil, Gomes emigrated to the United States in 1997, and completed a conversion to Judaism in 2009. “I’d been raised in a Catholic family, went to a Catholic university, but I always saw a certain magic in Judaism,” she says.

“When I decided to do this, I was pretty alone. I have no family here. So this group has ‘adopted’ me — I was invited to eight Passover seders last spring by other docents.” She acknowledges that until her year of extensive immersion in Judaism through American history, it was, in her words, “a real mystery.” “Now,” she says, “I really, truly feel Jewish.” When Lory Engel, 67, of Moorestown retired from teaching elementary-school students in Mount Laurel in 2008, she wasn’t sure how she’d spend her time. Then a friend told her about the museum’s docent opportunities. “When I was accepted, the teacher in me rejoiced at being a student for a change. I loved getting a whole year of education in Jewish history. The entire experience has been unique, a gift I’ve given to myself,” Engel says. According to education director Steinberg, a second training program will begin probably in spring, this one with the option of evening classes, to help with projected student-group visits and themed tours. Applicants should gird for a challenge. Linda Markoff of Cherry Hill, a metal artist, didn’t expect the volume of material she had to master in the course of this program, but master it she did. “I actually surprised myself,” she says. “I’ve been doing my homework faithfully because I realize how important it is to be informed if you’re going to inform others. “This is a time of my life when I wanted to be doing something significant, and I think I’ve found it.”

Sunday, November 14, 2010




The costs of charging admission This is the second mall institution to make visitors pay. Will it deter families? Officials think not. By Stephan Salisbury

CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer

Independence Mall from the fifth floor of the National Museum of American Jewish History, looking toward the Independence Visitor Center and the

National Constitution Center (right). The museum and the Constitution Center charge admission, and the planned American Revolution Center is likely to. Franklin Square

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National Liberty Museum

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Philadelphia Bourse



other than a positive thing for us.” Michael Rosenzweig, president and chief executive of the American Jewish history museum, noted that his institution, the Constitution Center, and the American Revolution Center will target “slightly different audiences, so the potential for cannibalism is less threatening.” The institutions, in other words, will not poach on each other’s visitor pool. “I don’t see it as a problem,” he said.

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t might usher in an era of rich expansion. Or it might set loose a Pandora’s Box of problems. The fact is, the opening of the expanded National Museum of American Jewish History on Independence Mall is helping to establish something to which Philadelphia will have to adjust: Admissions charges for major museums in the historic district. Can such institutions survive over the long haul? Already the National Constitution Center, which opened in 2003, squats on the northernmost block of Independence Mall. Adult visitors shell out $12 to get in; for special exhibitions, they must pay more — $20 for the recent “Ancient Rome and America,” which closed Aug. 1. The Jewish history museum, a block and a half south of the Constitution Center, is also charging a regular adult admission of $12. At some point in the not too distant future, the American Revolution Center plans to open in a new facility at Third and Chestnut Streets. No regular ticket prices have been set yet, but they are likely to be similar to those of the Constitution Center and the Jewish museum. The historic district is known as a family tourism area, which means parents will be hit in the pocketbook if they want to visit anything other than free sites run by the National Park Service. For a family of four, costs are going to get serious. Is anyone worried? Already the Constitution Center, whose annual operating budget will top $18 million in 2011, has been stretching its constitutional message to include special exhibitions such as “Diana: A Celebration” and “Napoleon.” Museum officials have said such shows aim to bring in new visitors, invite return trips, and expand thinking about constitutional topics and American history. Attendance has remained above one million a year since 2006, said center officials, who declined to provide attendance or revenue figures for special exhibitions. President and chief executive David Eisner claimed to have no worries about the new fee-based business model emerging in the district. “I believe the single most important objective that we at the Constitution Center have is to make the mall more than a half-day trip,” he said. “The goal is to get more people here and to spend … more than a day. The mall needs to exert more of a gravitational pull on tourism. This [Jewish history museum opening] can’t be






Thaddeus 95 Kosciuszko National Memorial MIKE PLACENTRA / Staff Artist

Nor does Bruce Cole, head of the yet-to-be built American Revolution Center. “Am I not going to go to Chicago or New York or London because there are too many institutions that charge admission?” Cole wondered rhetorically. “The answer is of course I go.” The Jewish history museum will have a $9 million annual operating budget and will not charge for special exhibitions. Sources of revenue will include admissions, memberships, a shop, facility rentals, and a

cafe. These will cover about half the operating budget; the rest is expected to come from contributions. “At the end of the day all will rely on earned income, so we have to make it work,” Rosenzweig said. Gregory T. Rowe, director of culture initiatives and deputy director of the Philadelphia program for the Pew Charitable Trusts, said that “quality will drive demand.” Rowe said it was uncertain what would happen with institutions just starting up in the historic district, and he emphasized that he has done no specific study of the area’s institutional ecology. But, in general, Pew has pushed cultural organizations to take a businesslike approach to financial issues. Rowe ticked off a list of questions: Has an organization planned for worst-case scenarios? Is it prepared for a drop in demand? Has it built capital reserves? Does it have a curatorial vision that will bring people back? Will it be able to sustain that vision? Is its business plan sound? Many times, he said, organizations have pictured rosy scenarios and “the scenarios didn’t happen.” Grantmakers in the Arts, a national association of funders, launched what it terms a National Capitalization Project this year to look at issues related to funding in the nonprofit cultural arena. For one thing, project participants — large regional and national funders — wondered whether chronic financial problems in the cultural sector could be traced in part to an increasing number of arts and cultural organizations competing for a finite or even shrinking audience. The funders made no determina-

tion on that point, but began to map out financial practices that would help cultural organizations strengthen themselves for gloomy possibilities, not just sunny ones. “Is it reasonable for there to be three significant museum attractions all charging in the historic district?” wondered Tom Kaiden, head of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. “A lot depends on the quality of the experience relative to the cost.” Kaiden said he was confident the Jewish history museum would prove a national attraction. People will leave the institution, he predicted, “going, ‘Wow!’ ” Moreover, he said, when the American Revolution Center opens sometime in the next several years, “if you put all three admissions together, visitors will still be spending less than they would for a day at Williamsburg. I’d put the [Philadelphia] experience up against any history experience in the country.” Beyond that, Kaiden said he did not believe the historic district would be “overbuilt” and glutted with “historic product.” The presence of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, both free, gives the area powerful pulls for visitors; once there, they will encounter the emerging museums. The trick, he said, was revitalizing the experience while not exceeding demand: “You try to find the right balance between keeping it fresh and not delivering too much product.” Contact culture writer Stephan Salisbury at 215-854-5594 or

Solomonic solution to Sabbath openings A version of this article appeared in the Oct. 17 issue of The Inquirer. By Michael Klein



or nearly 4,000 years, the phrase has been a bedrock among observant Jews: “Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy.” The Fourth Commandment has the power to still storefronts, fill synagogues, and turn the sidewalks of some neighborhoods into a sea of black-garbed Orthodox Jews from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday as they fulfill the obligation to enjoy a day of rest. But ancient practice created a very contemporary predicament for the National Museum of American Jewish History, which will open its new building off Independence Mall on Nov. 26. And dealing with the sanctity of the Sabbath required a Solomonic solution. Should the museum be open Saturdays — even though Jewish law forbids work and commercial transactions? Or should the museum be closed Saturdays — missing out on up to a quarter of its anticipated admission revenue, and turning away thousands of visitors who want to learn about 350 years of the American Jewish experience? “There was not a simple answer,” said Michael Rosenzweig, the museum’s president and chief executive officer. So in August, a committee from the board of directors was appointed to review the situation. Members polled one another and found no consensus. They canvassed rabbis. No consensus. They questioned high-profile Jewish-related museums around the country

for their policies. tion, while at the same time not first two days of Passover. The Museum of Jewish Heritage abandoning important values.” “It’s kind of a compromise,” in New York closes for the Sabbath Mimi Schneirov, a management Rosenzweig said. “We do not claim and Jewish holidays. The Jewish consultant and board member who that this policy is dictated by halaMuseum in New York is open on heads the museum’s education com- kha,” or Jewish law. “It’s a policy the Sabbath, although its gift shop mittee, said: “I know that it was a the board embraced for its symbolis closed. The Contemporary Jew- very thoughtful discussion, with ic power, showing that in Jewish ish Museum in San Francisco and people speaking from all points of tradition, Shabbat and holidays are the Skirball Cultural Center in Los view. I myself am more restrictive, different.” Angeles and their gift shops are but I also recognize this is not a Observant staff will have the opopen on the Sabbath. The U.S. Holo- religious institution. tion of not working on the Sabbath caust Memorial Museum in Wash“I also recognize we’re really try- and holidays, he said. The cafe will ington, a federal institution, is open ing to attract people from all differ- be closed on the Sabbath and holievery day except Yom Kippur and ent religions. It’s an opportunity for days, and museum facilities, such Christmas. people to learn who we are as a as event space, may not be rented In other words, no consensus. people and as a religion.” on those days. Rosenzweig viewed what he Rosenzweig estimated that the “It’s no different from what called “a robust discussion” as pre- museum, founded in 1976, would Sandy Koufax did,” said Kamens, senting a “teachable moment, con- draw 250,000 people annually, in- referring to the Hall of Fame pitchsistent with our mission and at the cluding Saturday hours. er for the Brooklyn and Los Angesame time demonstratles Dodgers, who is Jewing appropriate sensitiviish. In a personal comproThe museum board sought ty to our tradition.” mise that reverberated in to balance the demands “We’re a Jewish instituthe Jewish world, Koution, but not a religious infax, who routinely of its mission with a necessary stitution,” said Rosenzpitched on the Sabbath, sensitivity to Jewish tradition. weig. “We’re reaching out declined to play in Game to the Jewish community 1 of the 1965 World Series and to the non-Jewish community, to In October the committee took its in order to observe Yom Kippur. inspire in all Americans a greater recommendations to the board, Two rabbis unaffiliated with the appreciation for the remarkable ac- which approved an unusual and nu- museum commended the board on complishments of American Jews, anced approach: its deliberations. for both themselves and the nation.” The museum will be open Satur“Bravo to the attempt to work The board had never had to deliber- days, but tickets for Saturdays will this through,” said Rabbi Lance J. ate such a question until now. In its not be sold on the museum’s pre- Sussman of Reform Congregation current location, less than two blocks mises that day. They must be pur- Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, who away, the museum is closed on the chased online or in advance, or on compared the advance-purchase opSabbath and all Jewish holidays be- Saturdays outside the museum, at tion to Jewish resorts that presell cause it is located within Congrega- special kiosks at to-be-determined meal scrips so patrons can dine on tion Mikveh Israel, a synagogue. locations. the Sabbath. “The decisions we faced were The museum’s gift shop will be “I am impressed that they care at just a paradigm of the American open Saturdays, but no cash will be all. That is progress in the right direcJewish experience,” said Matthew handled that day. Any credit-card tion,” said Rabbi Dov Halperin of Kamens, a lawyer and board mem- transactions will be processed after Knesset Hasefer, an Orthodox conber, referring to tenets such as reli- sundown Saturday. gregation in Yardley. “That said, I gious freedom and the impact of In addition, the museum will be have to be honest. The issue is conassimilation. “We had to make a de- closed the two days of Rosh Hasha- ducting business on [the Sabbath], cision to find a way that balances nah (the new year), on Yom Kippur and it must be avoided. Whether the economic viability of the institu- (the Day of Atonement), and the they sell tickets [on or off the pre-

National Museum of American Jewish History The museum — located at Fifth and Market Streets in Philadelphia — opens to the public on Nov. 26. Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays and on Thanksgiving, New Year’s Day, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the first two days of Passover. Admission: Adults, $12; seniors (65 and older), active military and youth (ages 13-21), $11; children (12 and under), free. Address: 101 South Independence Mall East Philadelphia 19106 Information: 215-923-3811 or mises], it’s a business transaction.” The decision whether to open or close likely would not have been debated among European Jews in the 19th century, Rosenzweig said. “Everyone knew who was Jewish. You didn’t have the choice of opting out [of religious observance], as American Jews do. Jews now enjoy freedoms unprecedented in our history, and this tension between freedom and tradition is at the core of the American Jewish experience.” Contact staff writer Michael Klein at

Sunday, November 14, 2010






Argan Moroccan Cuisine

VERY GOOD ARGAN MOROCCAN CUISINE 132 S. 17th St. 215-568-8354 An authentic taste of Morocco can be savored in this subterranean nook just steps down from a sidewalk near Rittenhouse Square, where house-made semolina bread, flavorful tagines, and rare real couscous are worth a visit for casual lunches or the more ambitious dinners. The husband-and-wife team has occasionally struggled to handle sudden crowds, and could stay more focused on purely Moroccan flavors, but recent staff additions give this humble yet worthy ethnic haunt a shot to play to its strengths.

The cafe serves authentic couscous and other fine flavors, but must overcome crises that confront a small family venture.


an I get a real couscous around here?” It was a good question, posed to me recently by a French expat hankering for a bowl of North African soul food. The mere suggestion, of course, kick-started my own craving — with savory flashbacks to a Morocco trip and the rustic little couscouserie I lived over during my student days in Paris. And that query was also the main reason I ended up below ground near Rittenhouse Square, waiting hopefully on the elaborately tufted couches of the quirky subterranean nook called Argan Moroccan Cuisine. Couscous, after all, is a mighty grain of contradictions. We think we know it, but we don’t. It’s seemingly everywhere, but virtually nowhere at all in its true form. It’s one of America’s undisputed stars of ethnic food assimilation, now in its golden era of supermarket ubiquity. But the quick-cook boxed version has become such a mainstream staple of just-add-water convenience that those clumpy specks of mushy pasta are about as exotic as Rice-A-Roni. The genuine item is as rare as a Berber on Broad Street. Argan’s chef-owner, Mounir Draissi, is about as close as we get, just three blocks west of Broad, in a modest cafe tucked a few steps down from the 17th Street sidewalk. A native of Meknes (near the northern coast), he descends, in fact, from a Berber grandma. And he takes no shortcuts in either flavor or technique, taking nearly an hour-and-ahalf to moisten, hand-fluff, and steam his semolina grains in stages, steeping them to finish with a gingered saffron broth rich in vegetables and spice. An extra smidge of smen — a Berber-style butter Draissi ages himself for three years — lends the grains a shade of extra earthy intensity. The couscous is available only at dinner, due to the process, but every grain in the fluffy pile was distinct and infused with flavor. The couscous was mounded into hand-painted Moroccan bowls and ringed with batons of stewed zucchini and carrot. I savored it here in many variations — topped with a cinnamon-scented braised lamb shank that practically melted off the bone, a baked salmon fillet slathered in the cuminy green tang of a cilantro chermoula, and a tender half-chicken infused with preserved lemon. Our neighbors seemed to revel in the hearty vegetarian version, as well. The only thing I needed, which Draissi’s wife, Ilham, happily brought me, was a side bowl of extra broth dabbed with house-made harissa to ignite the dish. And I was back in the couscous zone: question answered. A larger question, though, led me to some mixed results. Can the two-year-old Argan live up to its potential to be an all-around Moroccan bistro rather than a one-dish wonder? I have no doubts that, under normal circumstances, Draissi has the passion and instincts as a cook to deliver some wonderfully authentic flavors. The handmade bread alone, those warm and fluffy semolina rounds that take three hours


SHARON GEKOSKI-KIMMEL / Staff Photographer

Chef-owner Mounir Draissi and his wife, Ilham, operate the small subterranean restaurant near

Rittenhouse Square. The couscous, served below with a meltingly tender braised lamb shank, is painstakingly prepared by Draissi and available only at dinner.

to bake each morning, are worth the trip, their earthy sweetness vaguely reminiscent of a fine corn bread. Add a dish of olives tinged with harissa chile paste and thyme, then maybe a platter of Argan’s dips — creamy baba ganoush, fiery shakshuka of red peppers and tomato, simple hummus, and a roasty zaalouk of cuminy eggplant and tomatoes — and the meal is off to a great start, with plenty of good flavors to follow. But with humble means, and only 40 seats in its modest but tidy dining room, Argan’s success could hinge on dealing with the random pitfalls of running a small family business — such as finding a plug for the dishwasher’s cell-phone charger that won’t short out the exhaust hood and shut down the grill in the middle of the lunch rush; or having enough help to deal with a suddenly full dining room. A recent dinner was a worst-case scenario. With Ilham called away to Morocco on a sudden family matter and unable to placate diners with her usual charm, and the kitchen shorthanded after a cook quit that Monday, a solo Mounir lost his grip on the flow of orders as one large party after another unexpectedly piled through the front door. Some of us received our meals promptly — savoring the vividly spiced pink links of grilled lamb merguez sausage Draissi has made to order at a halal butcher in the Northeast; crunching through flaky bastilla “cigars” stuffed with seafood, vermicelli and leeks, and fresh salads topped with spice-crisped haloumi cheese. Other larger groups, though, simmered in hungry anticipation that became irate when it was clear the kitchen was in the weeds. The painfully shy Draissi glanced up with an unforgettably startled look to find one woman standing beside his open kitchen, glowering. She delivered an ultimatum for their meals as sharp as a pitchfork: “Two minutes, or we’re out!” Two weeks later, Ilham was back in the dining


A chance of meat sauce

Sunny news: Bolognese — and meatballs — are simmering in the area, ready to comfort.


he object, when one is seized with a sudden hunger for bolognese (or its less exalted red-gravy cousin, the meatball), is not to spin your wheels fretting over who has the most authentic version — the traditional recipe was actually registered in Bologna in 1982 — but to track down the closest place open. Until a handful of years ago, this meant a place called Giuliani’s in Narberth. It was a barn of a dining room, an Italian family place that after maybe half a century closed up shop, leaving town folk — leaving me — without an old-shoe go-to joint for weekday meat sauce and meatballs and spaghetti (a dollar or two extra got you the square-cut, house-made stuff). Sadder? We could walk to the place with our neighbors, down the tree-lined streets of town, pretending on the way home that we were burning off the calories we’d so blithely consumed. Some places, of course, never left: Say, Villa di Roma, on Ninth Street, where Basil DeLuca still makes tennis-ball-sized meatballs by hand, one by one. And Ralph’s, the trouper up the street, which has its strengths, and its weaknesses. From 1903 until the mid-1980s, there was Chip’s, Eighth and Passyunk, a haunt for former Eagles coach Dick Vermeil, and according to local lore, various boxers and promoters, and of course there were Sinatra sightings (and rumors that certain take-out cartons were destined for his table). It closed up, too. But a few years ago, a familiar menu surfaced in Haddonfield. Vincent “Chip” Cipollone, 83, Chip’s former owner, was


ELIZABETH ROBERTSON / Staff Photographer

At Tre Famiglia Ristorante in Haddonfield, pap-

pardelle bolognese (rear, wide pasta in “Chip’s” sauce); and a side of two meatballs and gravy. back in the kitchen at Tre Famiglia Ristorante, rolling the gnocchi by hand (last week he was doing pumpkin gnocchi), and talking up his grandson, Mark Berenato, who has taken over as the top chef. So you’re lucky if you’re seized by the bolognese urge in Haddonfield. Tre Famiglia has a couple of gallons of the fresh, tangy stuff simmering (for about four hours) each day, the pork, veal, and beef braised with onions and garlic, a little pecorino in there, ready to top the wide pappardelle — which is closer than skinny spaghetti to the wide tagliatelle that’s commonly part of the dish in Bologna, in Italy’s north. It sounds redundant, but at Tre Famiglia, Berenato says, it’s not uncommon for customers to add the restaurant’s tender meatballs to orders of meat sauce, pushing the weekly output at the 90-seat place to 200 meatballs. Meatballs weren’t talked about in polite foodie company a few years back. But along with fried chicken and mac and cheese, along with the retro, comfort, down-home thing going on, they

room. Mounir had hired new help. But it underscored the fragility of building a small restaurant from the ground up — to the point where Mounir is still working a morning job at another cafe to keep Argan afloat. Trained in Morocco as an architect, he’s worked in kitchens since arriving in Philadelphia 13 years ago, beginning as a dishwasher at Rococo, then moving his way up to the line there as well as at such places as Cuba Libre and even Tangerine, whose nouveau Moroccan inspirations were occasionally disconcerting to his traditional sensibilities (the chicken-centric ras al hanout spice with calamari? Never!) He was determined to make Argan a showcase for more authentic flavors — minus the touristy banquet menus and belly dancers that have long been the calling card of local Moroccan haunts. It has been a learning experience. Protracted exhaust-hood issues with the city forced Argan to focus early on the casual lunch trade, with sandwiches on that homemade semolina bread stuffed with tender slow-roasted lamb, carawayflavored beef meatballs in tomato sauce, vegetarian options, or saffron-chicken brochettes. His earliest attempts to serve more adventurous dishes at dinner did not find a ready audience, as Draissi repeatedly threw out unordered batches of Moroccan liver meatballs and veal feet stewed with chickpeas. The result was logical yet unfortunate, as Draissi’s menu hedged conservative and a bit off-focus. No one needs to visit Argan for pasta with shrimp, scallops with bland butter sauce, or seafood paella, even if Moroccans eat those things. The $25 rack of lamb — the most expensive item among entrees around $20 — can also be missed. No, the tastes of Argan I covet are those that come from the slow stew, like the hearty harira bowls of chickpea-lentil soup that transport me back to one of the food stalls that pop up each night on the giant Marrakech plaza called Djemaa el Fna. Or especially the tagine of braised lamb shank, similar to the lamb with couscous, but glazed in honey and topped with stewed prunes, toasted almonds, and sesame seeds. It’s sweet enough that dessert might become optional. But there are exquisite little Moroccan pastries stuffed with almond paste and chewy semolina msmen crepes dipped in aged butter and honey. I washed mine down with fragrant pots of sweet mint tea and smiled, knowing my plans were already set for that next real couscous fix. Next Sunday, Craig LaBan reviews Avalon in West Chester. Contact him at

came back with a vengeance — in sliders at Di Bruno Bros., as a Monday-night tradition (still going on; pork and poblano meatballs, anyone?) at London Grill, as baby softies (on tomato-infused mashed potato) at Amis, where they’re based on the South Philly recipe of Sal Vetri, the father of Marc, the famous chef. They’re big at Barbuzzo now, and at Radice in Blue Bell, and topping the pizza at Pizzeria Stella. But it was simple cosmic coincidence that during a particularly wretched bout of bolognese deprivation a week ago, I saw that John DiPrimio, the chef/owner at the Narberth Cafe, was having one of his Friday-night special dinners, a prime feature of which was a pasta bolognese dish. I couldn’t make it that night. But the next day he packed up a pint for me and told me how he’d made it in the 1980s at Tra Vigne, the California benchmark for the eat-local-meetsrustic-Italian-cookery movement. DiPrimio sweats his onions, garlic, and a generous amount of diced carrots in olive oil, then braises his ground beef and hot and sweet sausage in red wine. Then he adds diced and crushed tomatoes, keeping the sauce thicker for cooler weather. Then fresh basil. A spin of extra virgin olive oil to finish it. And grated reggiano Parmesan. OK, he said, the Narberth Cafe isn’t a trattoria in Bologna. It sure isn’t Tra Vigne, where he’d stick a prosciutto bone in the bolognese pot for flavor, the hoof sticking out the top. And, no, it wasn’t the venerable Giuliani’s — may it rest in peace — either. But at home, warmed up and spooned on my angel hair (I didn’t have wide noodles), the bolognese was as rich and lush and balanced as any I’ve had lately, the carrot conferring a sweetness missing in some more-acidic versions on the menus in South Philly. And, yes, I added one of DiPrimio’s meatballs — because I could, and because nothing dispatches wretchedness like excess.

Tre Famiglia Ristorante

Narberth Cafe

403 N. Haddon Ave. Haddonfield 856-429-1447

109 N. Narberth Ave. Narberth 610-664-9263

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MENU HIGHLIGHTS Homemade semolina bread and spiced olives; harira soup; bastilla cigars; Moroccan spreads; grilled halloumi salad; slow-cooked lamb sandwich (lunch); Moroccan meatball sandwich (lunch); brochettes (lamb, merguez, kafta, chicken); tagines (lamb shank or braised chicken); couscous (lamb shank, salmon with chermoula, or vegetarian); Moroccan cookies.

A platter of Moroccan spreads is one of the menu highlights at two-year-old Argan.

BYOB Bring a rustic red, ideally a southern French syrah, to pair with the earthy spices and lamb-centric menu. WEEKEND NOISE A moderate, conversation-friendly 81 decibels. (Ideal is 75 decibels or less.) IF YOU GO Lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dinner Tuesday through Thursday, 5-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, until 11 p.m.; Sunday, 4-9 p.m. Sunday brunch, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. ¢ Dinner entrees, $11-$25. ¢ Visa and MasterCard only. ¢ Reservations suggested. ¢ Not wheelchair accessible. ¢ Street parking only.

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he hot summer of 2003 in Italy’s Piedmont has been labeled a “Cinderella vintage” by some gurus, because in many cases the wines, with a little time, turned out to be even better than expected. That lateblooming beauty, plus a string of other great vintages around it, might explain why there are still some super values lingering from that year. And this elegant Ceretto Barbaresco Bernardot, discounted in Pennsylvania from $65 to $34.99, is a beautiful example worth snapping up. One characteristic of a hot season is an early harvest, which means ripe fruit with cherry spice, but also milder tannins and acidity that make for easier early drinking. As a result, this Barbaresco is already in its prime, rich with dark fruit and sweet oak, and classic nebbiolo grape aromas of roses, tea and earth. It’s a wonderful food wine — good even with turkey — and all the better because Barbarescos of this quality are rarely seen at this price. — Craig LaBan Ceretto Barbaresco Bernardot 2003, on sale for $34.99, in selected Pennsylvania state stores (code: 13089).


Sunday, November 14, 2010



Polio infects young man’s life in Roth’s latest Nemesis

By Philip Roth Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 280 pp. $26

The somber, ultimately tragic tale of Bucky Cantor is set in the wartime summer of 1944.

questions of Jewish identity shape the story. The superficial resemblanchilip Roth’s latest novel, es end there. Portnoy’s ComNemesis, in many ways plaint was riotously comic: a seems like a counter- profane first-person rant point to Portnoy’s Complaint, couched as a series of psychithe book that marked his ca- atric sessions by the rebellious, randy Alexander Portreer blastoff in 1969. Both are set in Roth’s home- noy. It celebrated the cultural town of Newark, N.J., and upheaval of the decade in have a young, guilt-racked which it was written, and its Jewish man as their main title became a synonym for character. In both books, literary sexual explicitness Reviewed by Colette Bancroft


Philip Roth’s novel is evocative

and warmed by nostalgia — but its darkness remains.

and excess. Nemesis hardly cracks a joke, and neither does its protagonist, Bucky Cantor. His story is told by a narrator whose identity is revealed only gradually, and it is a somber, sometimes sentimental, ultimately tragic tale. Set in the wartime summer of 1944, around the time of D-Day, its disaster is closer to home: a polio epidemic that begins crippling and killing the chil-

dren Bucky, a gym teacher and playground director, oversees. Bucky has a girlfriend, and they do have sex, starlit and respectful, but Bucky’s Marcia is nothing like Portnoy’s Monkey. She does, though, echo Brenda Patimkin, the upperclass dream girl of the title novella in Roth’s first collection, Goodbye, Columbus. Bucky is all earnest aspiration, raised in a tenement by his shopkeeper grandparents after his mother dies in childbirth and his father goes to prison for embezzlement.






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He’s a beloved and dutiful boy, a natural athlete (although too short for collegiate team sports), and, as he grows up, a natural teacher. He’s devastated when his poor eyesight keeps him out of the military as his friends go off to war, but he loves his job and students, and the school is where he meets Marcia, another rookie teacher he soon begins dating. Bucky is in love not just with Marcia but with her whole prosperous, affectionate family, especially her dad, a doctor who is the kind of worldly, emotionally generous father figure Bucky always longed for. Where Portnoy looked forward toward new, maybe outrageous ways of defining manhood, Bucky looks back to a kind of upright but modest moral model of masculinity that seems nostalgic even in 1944. That model at first serves him well as polio hits the city, seeming to stalk the mostly Jewish kids of the Weequahic neighborhood, where he’s running the summer playground programs. Now mercifully almost forgotten after Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin developed vaccines first widely used 55 years ago, polio is a Continued on next See 'NEMESIS' on page H15

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Continued H14page Continued from from previous virus that achieved epidemic proportions in the first half of the 20th century. Easily spread through human contact, it can cause permanent paralysis of the limbs and respiratory system. Countless survivors of the disease ended up in iron lungs and wheelchairs (including President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who contracted polio as a hale man of 39). And polio killed, especially children, as Bucky all too soon discovers. First to go, 72 hours after his first symptoms develop, is his favorite student, Alan Michaels. “The best boy you could want,” his grief-stricken father says. “Why not me instead of him?” That, of course, is a question neither Bucky nor anyone else can answer, but as fear and panic spread it’s one that is asked, it seems, every minute. Roth does a darkly splendid job of re-creating the atmosphere of dread amid an epidemic whose causes are unclear and whose cure is unknown, a fear that reverberates with the terrible paranoia that has driven the Nazis to war and genocide across the ocean. As more and more children fall ill, Bucky tries to maintain calm and guard the kids in his charge, seeing himself as fighting his own war even



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as his pals land on the shores of Normandy. One thing he doesn’t have to worry about: Marcia and her younger sis-

ters, who are away at a summer camp in the Poconos, where, everyone believes, the healthful mountain air will protect them from polio. But Marcia is worried about him, and she soon wangles him a job at the camp after another counselor is drafted. Bucky goes to her father for advice, looks around the family’s handsome home, bites into a perfect peach, and gives in to temptation. It will come as a surprise to no one but Bucky that Camp Indian Hill is no safe haven. Nemesis is a brief book, not much longer than a novella, but sharply focused. Many passages are warmed by nostalgia: Roth’s descriptions of the neighborhood’s streets and stoops and porches, alive with children playing and


grown-ups going about their business, are richly evocative, as is the vivid picture he paints of the camp, fake Indian campfire ceremonies and all. But those golden tones don’t cover its darkness. The book’s coda, in which we see Bucky almost 30 years later, is a heartbreaking portrait of another “best boy you could want” whose code couldn’t prepare him for what the world had in store. Colette Bancroft can be reached at or 727-893-8435. She blogs on “Critics Circle” at This review appeared originally in the St. Petersburg Times.

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STUDIO CITY, Calif. — Sid and Marty Krofft were kings of live Saturday morning TV from the late ’60s to the early ’80s. When they started, their live-action efforts were in stark contrast to Saturday morning programming dominated by animated shows. The Canadian brothers — now 81 and 72 years old — changed the children’s TV landscape with mind-twisting shows such as Lidsville; H.R. Pufnstuf; The Bugaloos; Electra Woman & Dyna Girl; Sigmund and the Sea Monsters; and their crown jewel, Land of the Lost. Nothing was too strange. Hats were alive; humanlike bugs sang with English accents; a boy had a sea monster as a best friend; dune buggies could fly. The Kroffts’ work is now reaching a new generation. New TV and film projects featuring their wacky characters are in the works, and DVD sets of the original shows are being released this month. “The reason our shows are still popular is that we started with the characters,” says Marty Krofft during an interview at his office on the CBS Studio Center lot. “We created all likable characters. That’s the one thing about television. You’d better have likable characters.” Even the Kroffts’ villains — from Benita Bizarre, played by Martha Raye, to Hoodoo, played by Charles Nelson Reilly — were likable, more mischievous troublemakers than evil. The Kroffts built their Saturday morning kingdom on tight budgets. NBC gave them $54,000 to produce each episode of Pufnstuf, half of what it cost to make an episode. The Kroffts paid the rest out of their own pockets. “We couldn’t afford to do special effects and could only afford so many of the smaller ones,” Krofft says. “When it came to special effects, we pulled a string. That was our special effect.” Krofft jokes that if he had known that their TV shows would remain so popular, the brothers would not have thrown so much stuff away. They did, however, keep the last remaining Sleestak costume from the 1974 Land of the Lost. The Sleestaks reared their ugly heads in the 2009 remake of Land of the Lost with Will Ferrell. H.R. Pufnstuf and Sigmund movies are in preproduction. Sid & Marty Krofft’s Saturday Morning Hits, featuring several of their shows, will be released Nov. 30 on DVD. Also, the Kroffts will be at a special American Cinematheque screening of the original H.R. Pufnstuf movie Nov. 20 at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica, Calif.

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Detective couple on the case CHICK WIT LISA SCOTTOLINE

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have some good news that may interest regular readers of this column. And by the way, God bless you, every one. As you may know, these columns have been collected into a book, titled Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog, and its new sequel, My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space. And the big news is that the book has been optioned to produce a half-hour comedy series for TV. Yes, that’s right. Mother Mary could be coming to a TV near you. Run for cover. Let me explain what this means, if you’re unfamiliar with legal terms like option and run screaming. An option means somebody has the right to make a TV show from the books. It doesn’t mean they necessarily will. So we can still hold out hope that nothing will happen, which is the way it usually goes, at least for me. Not to brag, but my books have been optioned before. I’m not an Option Virgin. But they’ve never made it to any screen. So I’m a Success Virgin. Still, this time, if it does happen, you know who I’d suggest to play me. Angelina Jolie. Done deal, right? I’m sure she’d say yes. And while she’s out filming the show, I could take care of Brad Pitt. Uh, I mean the kids. And who should we cast as Daughter Francesca? I say nobody is sweet or smart enough, but she thinks I’m biased. Guilty as charged. And who should play Mother Mary? I say Betty White, but I don’t know how she’d look in a lab coat.

Not to brag, but my books have been optioned before. I’m not an Option Virgin. But they’ve never made it to any screen. So I’m a Success Virgin. My second choice would be the Tasmanian Devil, but his hands are too little to hold a back scratcher. My third choice would be Yosemite Sam, but he’s usually in too good a mood. Though he has two guns, which makes him almost as lethal as Mother Mary. Send in your casting suggestions. Think outside the box. Be not afraid. I won’t tell Mother Mary where you live. Of course I haven’t even gotten to the point where I visualize what columns they would use for which episode. All of them show me in such a flattering light. There’s “The Story of My Gray Chin Hair.” “The Tale of My Braless ER Visit.” “The Saga of My Crusty Feet and Amazing Disappearing Little Toe.” Stay tuned for more celibacy. And if you’re wondering, I won’t be writing the TV series. I wrote the book, and that’s my job. I leave writing for TV to the experts, and also I didn’t want to leave the house, much less go to L.A. I know my fleece-pants-and-clogs look wouldn’t go over on Rodeo Drive. It ain’t my first rodeo. Heh heh. I first broke the news about the TV series on book tour for My Nest Isn’t Empty, and that’s when I realized how cool it would be if it did become a series. Because I felt honored to meet everyone who came, who have read the column over the last few years, from when it started as the stories of my life and slowly grew to encompass stories from the lives of Francesca, Mother Mary, Best Friend Franca, and assistant Laura. And by some amazing alchemy conjured by reader and writer, it became stories of the lives of ordinary women. In other words, all of us. I know this is true because of all the people I met at the signings, more and more of them mothers, daughters, and grandmothers, who see themselves in our relationship, because they feel the same way about each other. It turns out there are many other Mother Marys in the world. And more than enough gray chin hairs. And I’m not the only Spanx-hater. And joking aside, I’m so happy to have some positive images of the mother-daughter relationship out there, and if it makes it onto TV, all the better. For this reason, the TV series won’t use my real name for the main character, or for Mother Mary or Francesca. It really isn’t about us, it’s about you. So thanks for reading, and for your loyalty. And stay tuned. Lisa Scottoline and daughter Francesca Serritella’s new collection of columns in “My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space,” and the paperback of “Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog,” are in stores now. To contact Lisa, visit

The pairing, and Dennis Lehane’s hard-boiled prose, are what sell the story. Moonlight Mile

By Dennis Lehane William Morrow. 336 pp. $26.99

Reviewed by Steven Rea


oonlight Mile is the sixth of Dennis Lehane’s Kenzie-Gennaro books, the first in 11 years and the first since Gone, Baby, Gone, with Casey Affleck as Patrick Kenzie and Michelle Monaghan as Angie Gennaro, came out in theaters in 2007. For fans of the Boston-based detective couple — a blue-collar Nick and Nora Charles, putting their relationship to the test in the face of thugs and bums, ethical dilemmas, and a balance-challenged checking account — the return is more than welcome. And for new initiates, Moonlight Mile is as good a place as any to begin, even though it’s a sequel of sorts. It’s been 12 years since Amanda McCready, the sorry little sprout of Gone, Baby, Gone, went missing. The dangerous, twisting path that Patrick and Angie took to find the 4-year-old — and then to return her, reluctantly, to a drug-addled and neglectful mother — feels like ancient history to the couple. But one brittle, late-fall day, emerging from the subway, Kenzie sees a vaguely familiar face waiting for him: Beatrice McCready, Amanda’s aunt from all those years back. Her niece, a teenager now, is missing again. But things are different for Kenzie and Gennaro these days: They have their own young daughter. He’s been working for a high-end investigations firm, and is close to getting a full-time gig there, with health benefits; Angie’s taking care of the kid, and studying for a master’s degree. They’re broke, and the Great Recession is evident everywhere around them. (Moonlight Mile can be read as a primer for couples struggling to make it through these economic hard times with their emotional lives, and their marriage, intact.) So, does Kenzie take the case? Of course.

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And does Gennaro get sucked into the ensuing whirlpool of crackheads, identity thieves, Russian mobsters, and weird fitness gurus? Roger that. The plot of Moonlight Mile — a title taken from the Jagger/Richards song — is mapped out with Hammett-like precision, but as with Hammett (and Raymond Chandler and Ross Macdonald and Charles Willeford), when Lehane’s on his game, it isn’t the plot that matters. It’s the characters, and the smart, hard-boiled prose. Here’s Lehane — well, Kenzie, the firstperson narrator — on the dynamics of the spousal relationship, after he’s just come home from being abducted, assaulted, and threatened by a gang of not particularly savory folks: “She frowned and I could feel both of us trapped inside ourselves, not sure what to do with today’s violence. There was a time we would have been experts at it. She

would have tossed me an ice pack on her way to the gym, expected me to be raring to get back to work by the time she got back. Those days were long gone, though, and today’s return to easy bloodshed drove us into our protective shells. Her shell is made of quiet fury and wary disconnection. Mine is made of humor and sarcasm. Together we resemble a comedian failing an angermanagement class.” Not everything works in Moonlight Mile. Lehane struggles to get the voices of a bunch of privileged prep-school girls right — Amanda, exceptionally smart and solitary, had engineered her admittance to an elite girls school on a full scholarship before she disappeared. But the au- Dennis Lehane’s thor’s sketches of a cir- title is from a cle of disaffected, iPod- Jagger/Richard and BlackBerry-wielding s song. teens remain just that: sketches, spewing “likes” and “you knows” but sounding more like caricatures than living, breathing brats. And there’s a kind of cartoonish sinisterness exuded by the bad guys here; the heavies feel more like a mystery writer’s creations than real-life psychos and methhead incompetents. But Lehane knows Kenzie and Gennaro inside and out, and here they are, older but not necessarily wiser — although still cracking wise — a full decade on, worrying about the bills and middle age and parenting. And worrying about threats of death and bodily harm and getting shot at by crazed criminals. You know, just the everyday challenges that hard-working married people have to face in these difficult times. Steven Rea is an Inquirer movie critic. Read his blog, “On Movies Online,” at

Forgotten Nashville trio gets its due Nashville Chrome

By Rick Bass Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 256 pp. $24.

Reviewed by Dan DeLuca


he narrative arc of the standard-issue music biography is almost unfailingly depressing. A rapid rise fueled by undeniable talent, burning ambition, and a big break lead our heroes and heroines to the top of the charts and the apex of artistic achievement. If they’re lucky, they might enjoy the high times and oversize swimming pool for a hot minute, but sooner or later, they’re going to get ripped off by the man, ravaged by substance abuse, and estranged from the better selves that lifted them up from humble beginnings in the first place. All of that isn’t enough of a bummer for Rick Bass, whose finely wrought country music novel Nashville Chrome is a fictionalized account of the reallife 1950s and early 1960s harmony-singing hit-makers the Browns, who cavorted with their close friend Elvis Presley, and made fans of John Lennon and Paul McCartney thanks to their 1959 recording of “The Three Bells,” which was a huge hit on both sides of the Atlantic. Bass tells the tale of Brown siblings Maxine, Bonnie, and Jim Ed, born into a hardscrabble life where, as they were raised up by an alcoholic sawmill-operating father and a selfless pie-baking mother named Birdie, they at first “did not know the weight of their gift, or even that their lives were hard.” We know, though, right from the get-go. And the lives of the Browns — and particularly the life of Bass’ tragic heroine, Maxine, the oldest and most driven


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— will be difficult in an epic, mythopoeic way. The geographical deterministic epigraph from Cormac McCarthy, a prime Bass influence, is one tip-off. McCarthy wrote in All The Pretty Horses that “the weathers and seasons that form a land also form the inner fortunes of men.” The Browns do, indeed, come from a hard land — the piney swamps of south-central Arkansas — and their lives, you can bet, will not be easy. The other way the reader knows that times are going to be tough and endings not happy is that Bass is bold enough to pretty much give away his downer of a denouement right at the beginning. Chapters set in the past that chronicle the trio’s rise alternate with episodes that find Maxine — who, in real life, worked with Bass for five years as he researched and rewrote her story — living alone in Nashville. She’s aged, infirm, and bitter in her knowledge that she and her siblings have been all but forgotten. All that might make Nashville Chrome — whose title is taken from the Browns’ signature

sound, produced with flair. “One of the the aid of Music City many elements of guitarist and countrygreatness is confipolitan architect Chet dence,” he writes in Atkins — seem like an early chapter, just an arduous read. And as the Browns’ bountiat times it can be, parful talent is about to ticularly when Bass spark the flame of piles on the adversity, fame. “And they bewith chapters carrygan to get just the ing titles such as “Anfaintest hints of it — NICOLE BLAISDELL other Mistake,” which Rick Bass is as if the breath of God begins: “Now the equally well within them was hard times really be- known for his choosing to blow gengan … .” In that in- nonfiction work. tly on those embers. stance, the bad news Dooming them.” involves Maxine’s unAs legitimate counhappy marriage to a philander- try stars who have been all but ing husband, coming on the lost to obscurity, ripe to have heels of Jim Ed losing a few their story told, Bass has a real fingers in a sawmill accident. find in the Browns. In recasting What keeps you hanging in their story and falling in love with Nashville Chrome, howev- with their music, however, Bass er, is Maxine’s grand diva char- is guilty of pumping up the sibacter. She’s a tough-minded, ling act’s importance in musical hard-drinking, sometimes pet- history, which, of course, makes ty woman envious of what she Maxine all the more tragic a sees as the easy life of her own heroine in the telling. siblings. She may “suck the air The Browns’ relationship out of a room,” as Bass writes, with Elvis is real — he did date but she’s also alive on the Maxine’s sister Bonnie. And page, and justified in the fierce Bass sets them up as a one-stoppride she retains in her God- shopping symbol of the innogiven talent and in her willing- cence and musical purity that ness to do anything to earn the Presley lost touch with as his recognition she feels she de- popularity grew and “the knowlserves. edge of what he had left behind, That includes placing an ad of what he had taken, would for a movie director to tell the come to him slowly over the Browns’ colorful story on the years, even as he became bulletin board of a Piggly Wig- numbed.” gly grocery store. (In what Nicely put. But by overplaymight be a self-mocking depic- ing the sibling act’s influence tion, Bass has a would-be au- on the King in order to underteur answer her ad who turns score the Browns’ significance, out to be considerably smaller he inadvertently does a disserin stature than what Maxine vice to the harmonizing trio, had in mind.) whose story is more than The other thing that Nash- strong enough to stand on its ville Chrome has going for it is own. that the Montana-based Bass, an O. Henry Award-winning Contact Inquirer music critic Dan writer and environmental activ- DeLuca at 215-854-5628 or ist who’s equally well known Read his for nonfiction works such as blog, “In the Mix,” at his memoir, Why I Came West, writes with lyrical, literary inthemix/

For the week ended Nov. 12, compiled by Publishers Weekly from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors.


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1. Towers of Midnight Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson. Tor. $30 2. The Confession John Grisham. Doubleday. $29 3. Indulgence in Death J.D. Robb. Putman. $27 4. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest Stieg Larsson. Knopf. $28 5. American Assassin Vince Flynn. Atria. $28 6. Moonlight Mile Dennis Lehane. Morrow. $27 7. Worth Dying For Lee Child. Delacorte. $28 8. Fall of Giants Ken Follett. Dutton. $36 9. In the Company of Others Jan Karon. Viking. $28 10. Safe Haven Nicholas Sparks. Grand Central. $26

1. Life Keith Richards. Little, Brown. $30 2. Broke Glenn Beck. Threshold. $30 3. Unbearable Lightness Portia de Rossi. Atria. $26 4. Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That? Ina Garten. Clarkson Potter. $35 5. Earth (The Book) Jon Stewart. Grand Central. $28 6. They Call Me Baba Booey Gary Dell’Abate & Chad Millman. Spiegel & Grau. $25 7. Me Rickey Martin. Celebra. $27 8. The Last Boy Jane Leavy. Harper. $28 9. Autobiography of Mark Twain Ed. by Harriet Elinor Smith. Univ. of Calif. Press. $35 10. In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks Adam Carolla. Crown. $25

1. The Lost Symbol Dan Brown. Anchor. $10 2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson. Vintage. $8 3. The Girl Who Played With Fire Stieg Larsson. Vintage. $8 4. Deeper than the Dead Tami Hoag. Signet. $10 5. 61 Hours Lee Child. Dell. $10 6. Southern Lights Danielle Steel. Dell. $8 7. I, Alex Cross James Patterson. Vision. $10 8. Play of Passion Nalini Sigh. Berkley. $8 9. The Reckless Bride Stephanie Laurens. Avon. $8 10. The Wrecker Clive Cussler & Justin Scott. Berkley. $10

1. Happy Ever After Nora Roberts. Berkley. $16 2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson. Vintage. $16 3. Little Bee Chris Cleave. Simon & Schuster. $15 4. The Girl Who Played With Fire Stieg Larsson. Vintage. $16 5. Inside of a Dog Alexandra Horwitz. Scribner. $15 6. Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese. Vintage. $16 7. Eat Pray Love Elizabeth Gilbert. Penguin. $15 8. The Art of Racing in the Rain Garth Stein. Harper. $15 9. Half Broke Horses Jeannette Walls. Scribner. $15 10. The Finkler Question Howard Jacobson. Bloomsbury. $15

Sunday, November 14, 2010


When Sinatra rose, fell, and rose again follows Sinatra’s career from the beginnings of his precipitous climb, through the loss of his radio, movie, television and recording deals, to his remarkable revival.

Reviewed by Chris Foran


he Frank Sinatra most people know, or think they know, is the Chairman of the Board: the swaggering man’s man surrounded by booze, broads, and bada-bing — and who could, when he wanted to, belt out one heck of a tune. But before he was the Chairman, he was the Voice, the crooner whose dulcet tones left young girls swooning, young men steaming, Hollywood beckoning, and starlets in hot pursuit. And then, when he had conIt’s rightly quered the world, he just about lost it all. considered James Kaplan, in Frank: The Voice, charts the improbable the rise, crash-and-burn, and even greatest more improbable revival of Sicomeback natra’s career, punctuated by the night in 1954 when he won in showan Oscar for his performance in From Here to Eternity. business On the way up, as Kaplan history. spells out, Sinatra learned his craft while allying himself with anyone who could advance his career. Although he admired and respected talent, he wasn’t so good with people: Sinatra, in Kaplan’s reading, bullied, cajoled, betrayed, and abused just about everyone in his life, all in pursuit of being the next big thing. And when he got to the top, those same traits fueled his downfall. How far down? By the end of 1952, Sinatra had lost his radio show, his TV show, his record label deal, his agent, his movie studio contract — and was on the verge of losing the one true obsession of his life outside his career: actress Ava Gardner, his wife. And then, in little more than 12 months, he rebuilt it all (except his relationship with Gardner; they separated in 1953, and divorced four years later), conquering Hollywood with that Oscar and, thanks to arranger Nelson Riddle and a new recording deal at Capitol Records, the music business.

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It’s considered the greatest comeback in showbiz history, and rightly so. But in Frank: The Voice, the journey back is filled with regret, hostility and disappointment — all reflections of the tortured artist at the heart of it all. To relate the story of the man riding this roller coaster, Kaplan decided he’d try to get inside Sinatra’s head. And not just Sinatra’s: We get Kaplan’s versions of interior monologues for many of the people he embraced, relied on, and, just as often, abused or disappointed along the way. It’s a popular strategy among celebrity biographers. But it’s also fraught with peril, particularly when re-creating the worlds of figures whose every move has been chronicled in big headlines and



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paparazzi pictures. And, particularly in the case of Sinatra, there are just too many conflicting sources to get a good read on what really motivated him, beyond a burning desire to be No. 1. More problematic in Frank: The Voice are the sources Kaplan relies on to get inside his subject. Some of his sources — in particular, Kaplan’s interviews with those present at the creation of Sinatra’s stardom — give the storytelling authority and life. For example, singer Jo Stafford, who was there when Sinatra joined Tommy Dorsey, describes how Sinatra changed the game just by singing one song with Dorsey’s big band, the gig that made him a national star. “Everyone up until then was sounding like [Bing] Crosby,” Stafford recalled, “but this was a whole new sound.” But other sources are less authentic. Kaplan, for example, relies for a big chunk of his story on information from Kitty Kelley’s scathing and factually problematic biography His Way. (Among His Way’s more entertaining inconsistencies: On the dates Kelley says she interviewed former Rat Packer Peter Lawford, he was on his deathbed, and, in one case, already dead for two weeks.) In part because of his reliance on such inconsistent material, Kaplan’s often brutal portrait feels less like a revelation and more like a legend that’s been printed before. In the Sinatra of Frank: The Voice, he didn’t grow into the role of Chairman of the Board — he always was Chairman of the Board. Chris Foran is assistant entertainment editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where this review first appeared.

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Mazurkas and other piano works Cedric Tiberghien (Harmonia Mundi iiii)

Stragglers? Interlopers? Whatever they are, some of the best Chopin discs are the late arrivals in the composer’s waning 200th anniversary. Canada-based Janina Fialkowska has made more than her share of distinguished Chopin discs, but perhaps recording live with an orchestra has inspired her to surpass herself in a manner of playing that exercises daring flexibility, allowing her to sparkle in the extreme one minute and reveal her soul the next. Somehow — and partly thanks to conductor Tovey — she maintains long-range sweep of the pieces. Among recent Chopin concerto discs, this is among the best. Cedric Tiberghien previously recorded the Chopin ballades in performances that were admirably probing but felt intellectually contrived and not yet fully formed. Only a few years later, contrivance is fleeting in these thoroughly original, fully realized interpretations. Though his mazurkas are sometimes too mercurial to dance properly, they always speak in great detail and often with great charm. In his first recording in decades, 76-year-old Agustin Anievas, who is playing more since retiring from the Brooklyn College faculty, still commands demanding works such as Chopin’s Etudes Op. 10 with an almost classical sense of poise, but with expressive subtleties that could only come from a senior pianist. As good as the etudes are, the main attraction of this disc is the Schumann Fantasy: The deeper emotional underpinning of the technical challenges is fully tapped by Anievas, with a sense of Schumann’s logic that eludes so many performers. — David Patrick Stearns


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I attended the ACBL Summer Championships in New Orleans for three days; I gave a lecture and played one session. But playing is far removed from writing — what I have done for the last 25 years. Time away from the table dulls a player’s focus, and I went out of my way to prove that in today’s deal. Against my four spades, West led a trump, won in dummy. East probably had a club honor since West hadn’t led one, so I judged to play West for the A-J of hearts: I led a heart to my king next, and West took the ace and led another trump. I won with the jack and led the ten of hearts: deuce, seven, NINE. Bravo! Now I was home. I had only to cash my ace of clubs, lead a heart to the eight, discard a club on the queen, and ruff dummy’s last club. I could go back with a trump and lead a diamond to my ten, end-playing West. Alas, the adverse effects of euphoria at the table are well known. In a session of bridge you will make good plays and mistakes, but winning players are impassive. They know an emotional response to any result can sabotage their focus on the next deal or trick. I succumbed. I was so carried away by the success of my play in hearts that I descended into euphoria. I forgot to get the ace of clubs out of the way before I led the third heart. Then I couldn’t strip out the clubs and end up in dummy with a trump remaining in both hands, so my end play vanished and I had to lose three diamonds. Don’t let euphoria get you.


Sunday, November 14, 2010


Art By Edward J. Sozanski

From left, 303 Gallery, New York; Jennifer and David Stockman; private collection; Anton Kern Gallery, New York

In ICA’s “Mineral Spirits” show, from left, Anne Chu’s “Figurine” and “Hellish Spirit on a Horse”; Matthew Monahan’s “Roots for Ryan” and “Indigence, honey.”

Leonard Baskin’s dark vision, deeply felt

A gift of more than 70 works by the sculptor and graphic artist is on view at the Delaware Museum of Art.


eonard Baskin (19222000) became prominent in American art during the 1950s, even though he was swimming against the tide of modernist abstraction. A sculptor, graphic artist, and printer of limited-edition books, he was a passionate humanist who dismissed such art as morally vacuous. The late Alfred Appel Jr. quotes Baskin on the subject: “Are we not kin to Goya? Then how can we abide an art that does not bleed when we prick it? The art of our time is an art of cowardice, a triumph of the trivial, a squandering of treasure.” It’s hard to imagine a more damning indictment. Appel, who died last year, was a professor of English at Northwestern University for more than 35 years. Besides being a literary scholar, he also wrote books on modern art and jazz. His admiration for and friendship with Baskin inspired him to form a substan-

tial collection of the artist’s work, which he gave to the Delaware Art Museum two years ago. (His sister-in-law, Carol S. Rothschild, is a museum trustee.) The museum’s exhibition of this gift — more than 70 prints, drawings, sculptures and books — indicates that Baskin certainly aspired to match Goya’s sometimes gruesome depictions of human failing. As with the Spanish master, the morbid quality of Baskin’s imagination produced grotesque hybrids such as a Birdman wearing an Iron Cross on his genitalia. Baskin’s is a dark and melancholy, even lugubrious, art preoccupied with man’s fall from grace, tragic lives, and monstrous behavior. For instance, the etching called The Sheriff depicts a Mississippi lawman during the civilrights confrontations of the 1960s as a nude, flabby, nightmarish brute, the American equivalent of the Nazi Birdman.

The Appel gift doesn’t cover Baskin’s full career. Most of the works in the show date from the 1960s and early ’70s. Many are portraits of other artists, none a contemporary. Baskin seems to have admired those whose lives were troubled or who expressed pessimistic views of the human condition similar to his own. There are five portraits of Thomas Eakins in the collection, including a large color woodcut, that track Eakins as he ages. There’s a bizarre frontal portrait of Rembrandt, neutrally titled Dutch 17th-Century Artist, in which the artist’s head is tipped back and viewed from below, making him resemble one of Baskin’s signature man-bird hybrids. Classical and biblical themes are also prominent in Baskin’s work, as if to emphasize his estrangement from the artistic mainstream of his time. There are images of Icarus; the poet Homer, his face reduced to eye slits, mouth, and whiskers; Lazarus; and Job, for instance. And there are self-portraits, most notably a 1962 color woodcut. Baskin described himself as a “moral realist.” But don’t take realist literally; he was more an extreme expressionist who favored off-center poses, sharp tonal contrasts, and selective details. One quirk in particular stands out — most of his portraits, including his own, are excessively hairy, which suggests a latent savagery beneath a civilized veneer. Baskin began his career as a sculptor, but I remember him more as a superb graphic technician, especially in wood engraving, a demanding discipline. The show includes a few engravings from the late 1950s, but most of the prints are etchings and woodcuts, which seem to better suit Baskin’s proclivity for expres-

“Galleries” by Edith Newhall does not appear this week.


sionist angst. His artistic temperament perhaps owed something to the fact that he was the son of a rabbi, and that he attended a yeshiva until the age of 16. The moral framework of his art relates closely to that of three other Jewish artists who were influenced by the Holocaust — Jacob Landau, Samuel Bak, and Si Lewen. Exhibitions of their art in the region will be discussed next week.

Mineral Spirits. As an exhibi-

tion title, “Mineral Spirits” implies painting, because it refers to the petroleum-based solvent used to thin oil paints. But this exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art presents the work of two sculptors, Anne Chu and Matthew Monahan. Why “Mineral Spirits”? Frankly, the explanation offered in the exhibition catalog is so forced that one suspects that the artists and curator Jenelle Porter really liked this title because, as Porter says, it sounded “sparkly.” It’s enough to say that this small selection of nine sculptures and 10 watercolors and drawings stimulates thinking, particularly about the nature of figuration and how figurative sculptures are traditionally presented, on bases or pedestals. Both artists use a variety of materials — some traditional, such as wood and cast bronze, and others mundanely utilitarian, such as plastic foam, glass and drywall. Both tend to work by sticking together disparate and contrasting forms, materials and images. The differences are subtle but distinctive. Chu borrows from antiquity, such as Tang Dynasty tomb figures, and uses color tactically, while Monahan tends to use more unorthodox materials and more radical strategies, such as binding pieces together with cargo straps. What they both ask us to consider is how figures should be defined. They can be portraits, personal or allegorical, which none of the figures in the show are. They can be symbolically referen-

A Gift of Baskins ¢ The Leonard Baskin exhibition continues at the Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, through Jan. 9. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 Sundays. Admission is $12 general, $10 for visitors 60 and older, and $6 for students with valid ID and visitors 7 through 18. Free Sundays. Information 302-571-9590, 866-232-3714 (toll-free) or ¢ “Mineral Spirits: Anne Chu and Matthew Monahan” continues at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 36th and Sansom Streets, through Dec. 5. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 11 to 6 Thursdays and Fridays, and 11 to 5 Saturdays and Sundays. Free admission. Information; 215-898-7108 or tial — for instance, to history and archaeology — as some of Chu’s are. They can be formalist nearabstractions concerned with surfaces and the relationship of parts, as Monahan’s tend to be. And they can be several

of these things at once. The sculptures also can exist simultaneously in the present and in the past; this is perhaps the most intriguing quality that the work of both artists shares. The sculptures are contemporary interpretations of the figure — although in some cases the figure as we know it is almost invisible — but they refer to tradition and history so demonstrably that we can readily recognize connections to what we know. The long-standing dialogue between figure and pedestal is frequently resolved by blending one with the other. Monahan is especially adept at this; for instance, in Roots for Ryan a carved foam body is strapped between two glass plates. For Indigence, honey, he strapped the figure to the back of the pedestal. In each case, parts usually considered separate become intrinsic to the whole. Chu’s solution for Dancing Girl on Wood is to place the archaic-looking figure atop an abstract pillar made of blocks of raw wood fastened together. In this case, the nominal “pedestal” is as much a sculpture in itself as the figure it supports. Contact contributing art critic Edward J. Sozanski at 215-854-5595 or Read his recent work at ski.

Leonard Baskin’s woodcut

self-portrait (1962), above, and “Wolf Robe – Cheyenne” (1974) watercolor and ink.

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SAVE uP tO $50 with Code GIF tN through 11/3 0/10! “Stephano della Bella, Italian 1610-1664,” (1962), color etching portraying the printmaker. Many of Baskin’s portraits were of artists and those who shared his pessimistic views.


Sunday, November 14, 2010



Days Plan your week with this guide to the region’s arts and entertainment highlights. By Michael Harrington


Trash to treasure The exhibition A Mano Verde highlights local artists who use recycled materials to create “green” handcrafted items including fine art, furniture and fashion. Artists include Jason Curtis, who melts down discarded glass to make vases and sculpture; Birdie Miller, whose handcrafted furniture and home decor pieces incorporate branches; Carla Riley, who combines found objects with gems and precious metals in her jewelry; and Heidi Hooper, who transforms dryer lint into images of animals. The show is at A Mano Gallery, 42 N. Union St., Lambertville, to Dec. 31. Admission is free. Call 215-862-5122. Classics three


Alice Coote performs songs

by British composers at the Kimmel Center Friday.

Hickernell’s bittersweet comedy Lebanon, Pa., a big-city ad executive goes back to his small town to bury his father and ends up in a tangled emotional web with his pregnant teen cousin and her married teacher that leaves him questioning his life choices. The film screens at 7:30 p.m. at the County Theater, 20 E. State St., Doylestown. Tickets are $9; $6.75 for seniors and students. Call 215-345-6789. The film also screens at the Ambler Theater, 108 East Butler Ave., Ambler, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $9; $6.75 for seniors and students. Call 215-646-2550.


Birdie Miller’s "Memory Boxes," shown at A Mano Gallery, Lambertville, N.J. weaves songs made famous by Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, Carrie Underwood, and Gretchen Wilson into a tale about the last night of a long-running women’s radio broadcast. It may no longer have 1970s icon Charo as guest star (she withdrew citing family illness), but there’s still fun to be had. The show goes on at the Kimmel Center’s Innovation Studio, 300 S. Broad St., at 7 p.m. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets are $49. Call 215-731-3333.


Distaff brodcast The

Jazz man Pianist Hal

show Girl Talk: The Musical

Conductor Dirk Brossé leads the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in works by Samuel Barber, Puccini, and Tchaikovsky, with soloists Geoffrey Deemer, oboe, and Hai-Ye Ni, cello, at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater, 300 S. Broad St., at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $24 to $81. Call 215-893-1999.


Family values In Ben

Friday & Saturday

Galper, longtime sideman with Cannonball Adderley and Phil Woods, performs with his trio at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 145 W. Rose Tree Rd., Media. Tickets are $10; $5 for students. Call 610-745-3011.

Dance trio The intrepid

BalletX opens its season with works by Tobin Del Cuore, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Matthew Neenan at the Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street, at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets are $30; $25 for seniors; $20 for students. Call 215-546-7824

All English The acclaimed

British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote performs a recital of songs by her countrymen Edward Elgar, Dominick Argento, Roger Quilter, Ralph Vaughn Williams, and others at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater, 300 S. Broad St., at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $23. Call 215-569-8080.

Center’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St., at 8 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m. Friday, and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20 to $130. Call 215-893-1999.

Out front Best known as a

producer on albums by other artists (Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, U2), Daniel Lanois’ latest project is his own group Black Dub, mixing trippy soul with Jamaican rhythms. The quartet plays at 9 p.m. at Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. Tickets are $18. Call 215-739-9684.

She’s a character

Comedian Hazelle Goodman brings her show Don’t Get Me Started, in which she portrays characters from subway buskers to Botoxed socialites, to the Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St., at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $25. Call 215-925-9914.

Old time music The fine

Philly-via-Florida folk duo the Winterlings reach all the way back to the 1970s for inspiration. They open for the Holcomb Family at Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom S., at 10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Call 215-928-8118.

Thursday Tchaikovsky, Kavakos

Hal Galper and his trio play Wednesday at the Unitarian

Universalist Church in Media.

Conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos leads the Philadelphia Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with soloist Leonidas Kavakos, plus works by Mikhail Glinka and Bartok, at the Kimmel

A complete guide to events in the region over the coming weekend will appear in the Weekend section in Friday’s Inquirer. Send notices of events for “7 Days” to Michael Harrington at

Laura Daniel Photography

The Winterlings folk duo performs at

Fergie’s Pub on Saturday.

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Cryptoclassic by J.N. Williams (Solution Next Sunday)








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Last Sunday’s Cryptoclassic: Analogies, it is true,

decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home. – Sigmund Freud

Word Game (Solution below) 11/14/2010

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name 109 Site of Hercules’ first labor 111 “Well, old chap!” 112 Goldman ___ 116 Fountain order 118 Classic sports cars 120 Nobel Prize

subj. 121 Frolic 124 Writer Levin 125 Portrayer of June in “Henry & June” 126 “Illmatic” rapper 127 Blaster By Will Nediger Edited by Will Shortz

Today’s Word: PRETENDS (prih-TENDS: Gives a false appearance of; feigns.) Can you find 65 or more words of four or more letters in PRETENDS? Average mark: 40 words. Time limit: 60 minutes. sped speed spend spender spent spree steed steep steer step stere stern strep


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ACROSS 1 Oscarnominated actor with the given name Aristotelis 8 Preserves holder 14 Annapolis frosh 19 “Fine, tell me” 20 Slide sight 21 Steve who played the title role of Hercules in a 1959 film 22 Trying to stay awake? 24 Fervid 25 Stockholder? 26 Deck for divining 27 No Mr. Nice Guy 28 It has 21 spots 31 Features of some jeans 33 Reads the riot act 35 Connections 36 Pinned down? 40 “Beauty and the Beast,” e.g. 41 Bunch 43 Spot overseer 44 Air bag? 46 Working hard on 50 Vigorous 52 Not worth debating 54 Popular word in German product packaging 55 Requested 56 Shaggy locks 58 Get rid of 60 Lay on 62 Debussy subject 65 Northern hemisphere? 67 Took a card 69 Like grizzlies 70 Classic theater name 72 Really enjoy going to carnivals? 75 Home to fly into 76 Noncommittal

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Mortgage Bankers Associationfinanced study that challenged the statistical models used to accuse lenders of discrimination and predatory lending prompted me to ask you for your opinions on its findings. The study, by George Washington University economics professor Anthony Yezer, said that none of the models on which such accusations were based included the borrower as a determining factor, and that “mortgage rates and the probability of rejection are the result of choices of both the applicant and the lender.” The blame, therefore, must be shared equally. Or maybe … . “No, I do not think that real estate buyers or sellers are equally or adequately knowledgeable of the markets they are entering, nor of the credit markets and credit options they might have available,” said Ben Burrows of Elkins Park. “Too many are steered by their brokers to ‘preferred’ mortgage sellers or mortgage brokers who will kick back to the real estate firm, and trust the advice of people they might otherwise have shown some skepticism, given the large valuations and interest costs they are incurring,” Burrows said. In the view of Curtis Cockenberg, Yezer “fails to recognize the realworld model of loan application and cites countless experimental models and cites one of his own studies as proof of his point.” “No matter how he wants to spin it, if two applicants apply with the same credentials and one is rejected, that is still discrimination and not a flawed model of reporting,” Cockenberg said. David Narwocki is adviser to the student-managed funds at Villanova University, which mandates socially responsible investing. He said Yezer’s study relies on the “efficient-capitalmarkets hypothesis as the given economic theory.” By assuming rational participants, See ON THE HOUSE on J8

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eramicist Teresa Chang is known nationally for her modern, Eastern-inspired, functional teapots and dinnerware characterized by a deceptive simplicity. The design of her 100-plus yearold rowhouse in Northern Liberties might be similarly described, in ways best illustrated by the dining area. There, Bellini chairs surround an Ikea table topped with three porcelain pieces — a ghostly white apple, candlestick, and vase by KleinReid. Set up on the floor nearby, courtesy of the 4-year-old and 6-year-old in residence, are a cardboard castle and “garden.” Above the mantel hangs a cherished painting by her uncle, Louis Chang, that Teresa spent hours studying as a girl, trying to find all the “animals” hiding in its colorful whorls and blobs. It’s a mix of high, low, and sentimental style that is repeated in Chang’s master bedroom, where wavy paper Ikea lanterns hang over a bed flanked by Korean chests and a pair of Noguchi lamps. See HAVEN on J2






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HAVEN from J1 “That’s our house: Noguchi and Ikea,” Chang says of the home she shares with husband Eric Furst and their two children. “We have valuable things, but they aren’t showcased in any formal way,” she says, pointing to antique Japanese cooking vessels that double as bookends on a living-room shelf. “We like to incorporate beautiful things into our everyday lives.” When Chang and Furst, an associate professor of chemical engineering at the University of Delaware, moved from Brooklyn, N.Y., to Philadelphia in 2001, she rented a studio in the nearby Loft District. But as the children needed her more at home, her time in the studio decreased. So Chang talked with friends at Qb3, an architecture/graphic/product-design firm, about creating a freestanding studio in the backyard. A few years earlier, Qb3 had transformed a forlorn toilet closet on the third floor into a spa-like bathroom. Chang and Furst had been ready to lose the light from two large windows near the closet, but Qb3 came up with an elegant answer. “We ran the bath across the length of the building like a ribbon,” says Kevin Angstadt, a Qb3 partner, “and put a center wall in line with the gap between the two windows.” That center wall was flanked by a frosted wall and a sliding pocket door that allowed light from both windows to pour into the main room while also creating a narrow, serene bath with small green and blue tiles, niches for Chang’s orchids, and a roomy shower. “It hardly cost more than I would have paid for [a] vanilla bathroom,” says Chang. For her studio, she asked Qb3 to think simply and economically: “I wanted to cut overhead because I was working less. I said, ‘Build a cinder-block box,’ and they came back with a sensitive design that honors my work. That was really remarkable.” It helped that the architects knew how she works. “She’s an amazing perfectionist. There’s a level of precision in everything she does,” Angstadt says. So they set out to make a place where Chang could achieve that level of precision with few distractions. The result is a crisp black box clad with horizontal bands of burnt ce-

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a process to transform it into something else,” Angstadt says. Light enters through sliding-glass doors facing an ivy-covered wall, a skylight, and a small slot window positioned so Chang can turn to see the courtyard while she’s sitting at her wheel. “The obvious thing would have been to bring in light by opening up the studio side of the courtyard,” she says, “but they were thoughtful enough about my work and my relationship between work and home to create an introverted space.”

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dar that create a subtle pattern. The wood is passed through a fire bath that brings resins to the surface, a progression that mirrors what Chang does with clay. “It’s that same attitude of taking a simple thing and running it through

Construction is no friend to plant life, which meant another project once the studio was completed in 2008. Chang hired landscape designer Maria Hasenecz, owner of Livable Landscapes in Wyndmoor, to create a lush, low-maintenance garden that doesn’t feel overdesigned. “She needed something to tie the studio to the house and be visually appealing,” says Hasenecz, who responded by repeating plant material and colors — blues (Japanese painted fern) and chartreuse (creeping Jenny) — near the house and studio and by keeping the flowering plants

to a minimum. The result is a naturalistic spot Chang can either leave or punch up with annuals in containers. Having a studio in the backyard could have been dangerous for a workaholic like Chang, but the closeness has made it possible for her to log about 20 hours per week there without sacrificing time with the children. “Now, it’s easy to sneak back into the studio after the kids are in bed to work for a few hours,” she says. “The studio has really improved the quality of our lives.”








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Following are some prices recorded with the counties July 19-30.

Atlantic County Atlantic City 2019 Magellan Ave., $189,900. 2721 Boardwalk unit 1107, $100,000.

Brigantine 724 Sheridan Blvd., $287,000.

Galloway 155 S. Genoa Ave., $294,000. 719 Lindbergh Ave., $237,000.

Hamilton 1543 John Adams Ct., $155,000.

Hammonton 737 Woodlawn Ave., $217,000. 10u Rose Rita Ter., $65,000.

Longport 200 N. 32d Ave., $2,825,000.

Margate 109 S. Franklin Ave., $3,475,000. 9502 Atlantic Ave., $990,000. 10 N. Osborne Ave., $665,000. 30 N. Haverford Ave., $526,750. 308 N. Mansfield Ave., $320,000. 3 S. Brunswick Ave., $189,000.

Pleasantville 27 E. Thompson Ave., $131,300.

Somers Point 423 Bay Ave., $169,000.

Ventnor 18 S. Richards Ave., $565,625. 412 N. Cornwall Ave., $165,000.

Burlington County Transactions not available.

Camden County Audubon 29 Creston Ave., $248,000. 420 Maple Ave., $240,000. 134 Lafayette Rd., $197,000.

Barrington 114 Second Ave., $194,725.

Bellmawr 201 Third Ave., $225,000. 415 Fourth Ave., $145,000. 929 W. Browning Rd., $90,000.

Sale Signs 1120 W. Valleybrook Rd., $264,000. 11 Barclay Shopping Ctr., $260,000. 1128 Liberty Bell Dr., $255,000. 137 Covered Bridge Rd., $248,000. 850 Cropwell Rd., $232,500. 318 Kings Croft, $230,000. 302 Hialeah Dr., $229,000. 603 McGill Ave., $225,000. 59 Lafayette Ln., $222,000. 204 Westover Dr., $220,111. 217 Chelten Pkwy., $218,000. 13 Virginia Ave., $193,000. 7 Regent Rd., $190,000.

Collingswood 914 Stokes Ave., $220,000. 266 Park Ave., $165,000. 122 Washington Ave., $140,000. 401 Comly Ave., $125,000.

Gloucester Township 2 Laurel Wood Ct., $485,000. 43 Whitall Dr., $302,500. 51 E. Meadowbrook Cir., $285,000. 67 S. Brookline Dr., $268,000. 293 Lower Landing Rd., $240,000. 7 Mercer Dr., $238,650. 29 Fox Meadow Dr., $175,000. 113 Morris Ave., $150,000. 807 Aberdeen Ln., $149,000. 20 Yorkshire Rd., $92,000.

Haddon Heights 1006 W. High St., $240,000. 606 Garden St., $177,900.

Haddon Township 1010 Emerald Ave., $280,000. 23 Lindes Farne Ave., $155,000.

Haddonfield 440 Westminster Ave., $950,000. 38 West End Ave., $575,000.

Merchantville 327 Woodbine Ave., $189,900.

Mount Ephraim 116 Center Ave., $196,000.


2283 Corbett Rd., $190,000. 325 Bartons Ln., $57,052. 8308 Wessex Dr., $185,000. Camden 5250 Homestead Ave., 1039 Lois Ave., $87,000. $185,000. 222 N. 41st St., $70,000. 2406 Norwood Ave., $183,500. 93 Renaissance Dr., $597,500. 26 Fairhaven Dr., $357,500. 822 Marlowe Rd., $330,000. 63 Partridge Ln., $325,000. 1309 Shelly Ln., $294,000. 133 Greenvale Rd., $265,000.

Pine Hill 316 Erial Rd., $157,500. 800 Blackwood Clementon Rd., $89,500.

Somerdale 146 Dartmouth Ave., $51,000.

Voorhees 9 Justin Ct., $385,000. 191 William Feather Dr.,

On the House By Alan J. Heavens $305,000. 77 Nature Ln., $227,500. 21 Milburn Ave., $188,000. 201 Lake Ave., $165,000. 1 Thomas Jefferson Bldg., $113,000.

Winslow 10 Patricks Mill Ct., $260,000. 15 Red Fox Trl., $259,500. 30 Windemere Dr., $172,500. 4 Mercer Ln., $170,000. 111 Elmtown Blvd., $119,000. 27 Acorn Ct., $115,900. 22 Peachton Ln., $115,000.

Cape May County Cape May 17 Jefferson St., $1,090,000.

Lower Township 334 Linda Anne Ave., $259,000. 228 Roseann Ave., $202,000. 610 Desoto Ave., $85,000.

Middle Township 201 St. Andrews Dr. unit F1, $305,000. 1212 S. Route 9, $122,500.

Ocean City 915-917 Second St. unit A, $815,000.

Upper Township 110 Margate Ave., $205,000.

West Wildwood 320 E. Juniper Ave. unit 101, $300,000.

Gloucester County Clayton 8 E. Howard St., $112,000. 238 N. Dennis Dr., $100,000.

Deptford 121 Chancellor Dr., $247,500.

Franklin 3682 Coles Mill Rd., $218,500. 64 Seventh St., $150,000.


102 Salvatore Dr., $460,000. 637 Ninth Ave., $138,000. 6 Horseshoe Ln., $375,100. Magnolia


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$293,000. 109 Burlington Ave., $250,000. 1315 Poplar Ave., $245,000. 30 Radcliffe Dr., $162,500. 3707 Babe Ct., $113,500.


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205 Lincoln Ave., $275,000. 247 Montgomery Dr., $210,000.

Monroe 1409 Nightshade Dr., $329,000.

National Park 510a Crozier Ave., $183,500.

Paulsboro 418 Sheridan Ave., $153,500.

Pitman 409 W. Holly Ave., $133,000. 231 Embury Ave., $90,000.

South Harrison 210 Ferrell Rd., $432,000.

Washington Township 31 Lake Shore Dr., $435,000. 6 Stratton Ln., $349,900. 43 Appletree Ln.,

Wenonah 206 N. Marion Ave., $305,000.

West Deptford 1301 Barnesdale Rd., $300,000. 1292 Puritan Ave., $202,500. 1540 Center St., $162,000. 194 Dubois Ave., $141,000.

Woodbury Heights 125 Academy Ave., $140,000.

Woolwich 114 Maple Hill Dr., $345,000. 41 Hillside Dr., $342,000.

Readers weigh in on lending study ON THE HOUSE from J1 the financial institution is free “to attempt to rip off … customers because they are rational and will adjust optimally to your predatory attempts,” Narwocki said. Though he believes the crisis of 2008 exposed the efficientcapital-markets theory as morally and theoretically bankrupt, Narwocki said, “its proponents will never admit to it — they will still defend it.” Financial institutions are designed to provide satisfactory results to the large number of people who join them for protection from rational participants, he said. “That is, until the rational participants take over the management of the institutions and instead of protecting the general public from the rational in-

vestors, they turn the institution into another predator, which they can defend by assuming everybody is rational,” Narwocki said. “Since everybody is rational, the institution is justified in predatory lending because its clients are rational and will be trying to lie, cheat, and steal from them,” he said. Attorney Lewis Adler said he finds it fascinating “that the criticism of the studies by the industry is to repeat the basic economist’s assumption that there is a perfect exchange of information between buyers and sellers.” That isn’t true, he said. “Frankly, most of the terms in a predatory mortgage are not disclosed until the closing,” Adler said. “At that time, what is a borrower to do? They are

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given the Faustian choice of taking the bad loan and completing the home purchase or walking away from the deal” and losing a lot of money they’ve already spent. Yezer, as an economics professor, “should understand the concept of barriers to entry and [that] the lack of disclosure would significantly warp the relationship between borrowers and lenders,” Adler said. “In the words of Mark Twain,” he said, “ ‘There are lies, damn lies and statistics.’ “Perhaps he should have said economics.”

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In summer the crowds at the Eiffel Tower make for long lines; a wise traveler might consider a night visit. After the sun sets, strobe lights flicker every hour.

PARIS on parade

Web Buzz For hiking and biking is an online mobile trip-planning tool for outdoors lovers. What’s hot: A massive network of hiking and bicycling recommendations. Use your GPS-enabled smart phone to find great trails, to geo-cache or to manage your workout performance. Find detailed trips shared by other adventurers, or create your own run, hike, or day of mountain or road cycling. What’s not: You’ll need to be an adventurer to navigate the maze of options. The easiest way to find a trip is to go to the search tab and type in a destination. After the Google map pops up, click on the icons to find information from hikers, cyclists, and others. Amateurs might want to stick to the website instead of adding a Trimble application to their smart phone — its AllSport GPS app costs $9.99. — Jen Leo, Los Angeles Times

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ARIS — Grumpy, glorious Paris — where does a first-timer start? Well, I’m here to tell you that they mold a nice cornice, these people, and perform near-miracles with duck fat. Every block has an open-air cafe, chairs facing the street where young women in cotton dresses ride by on bikes, like beautiful little parachutes. If you enjoy such things, you’ll probably love Paris. The museums? Worth a look. But honestly, I couldn’t get out of the Louvre fast enough. It was so packed that the only way to get to the Venus de Milo was to crowd-surf across the heads and Nikons of a thousand tourists. Often, I enjoy such things, but not without air conditioning. The Louvre on a crowded summer day had, for me, all the appeal of Disneyland during a power outage. But the Musée d’Orsay, where the impressionists live? I could have spent a month amid the Renoirs, in the refurbished train station that is a masterpiece in itself. That was Paris for me on my first visit. For every disappointNapoleon’s coffin is six ment, there were a dozen pleacoffins within each other. sures. Best of all, everything you love about a major city is within walking distance. Then there’s the language, which rolls off their linen tongues like a torch song. No, I don’t know what you’re saying. Just talk. Mind if I dance? Paris won me over in a heartbeat. True, it is lousy with See PARIS on N4

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Salt Lake City has been loosening its tie By Josh Noel



ALT LAKE CITY — You already know about this place, so there’s not much to say, really. Center of the Mormon universe. Conservative living. Wacky alcohol laws. A buzz saw on your fun. Not so fast. “It’s a conservative place, but less conservative if you want it to

The city evolved, some say, by hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics, opening to ideas and cultures. be,” says Sarah Roderick, 35, a Mormon stockbroker and mother of three. “I don’t drink — I used to — but I can go to dinner with people who do, and everyone has a good time.”

You think Salt Lake’s party boys disagree? They don’t. Especially not since the state dumped a law last year requiring “membership” to drink in a bar — usually $4 for a temporary license, $20 for an annual.

“You have no idea how big a deal it was when we got rid of that,” Jeff Buist, 34, says as we sip beer at Red Rock Brewing Co. (yes, they even make beer in Salt Lake City). “Barhopping is in vogue now.” I didn’t quite hop bars, but on a Friday night I did hit two microbreweries where the healthy mounSee SALT LAKE CITY on N3 ADVERTISEMENT

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Sunday, November 14, 2010


Online Traveler

App focuses on U.S. national parks By Karen Schwartz ASSOCIATED PRESS

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — I’m in Rocky Mountain National Park, watching the elk resting on the Estes Park golf course, when someone from the visitors’ center approaches me about taking a survey. I decide to impress him and pull out my iPad, loaded with the brand new National Park Field Guides application. I switch it on, tap the bar that says “Current Location,” and smugly present it to him. “Er, Badlands National Park is a long way from here,” he says of the park name that appears on the screen — 400 miles and two states away. Turns out this app is not designed to automatically locate your position. I falsely assumed that by tapping a bar labeled “Current Location,” it would put me in Rocky Mountain National Park. But all I was doing was randomly tapping a spot on the map beneath the bar — and I happened to tap Badlands. To get information on the park I was in, I would have to physically find the right place on the map or choose it from an alphabetic list. And so it was with this application. I really wanted to like it, but it kept disappointing me. On the positive side, the application covers 50 national parks and is free to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. It’s lighter to carry around than a guidebook and includes descriptions of the parks and lots of information. It lists plants and animals (birds, fish, mammals, trees, and wildflowers); things that are poisonous and dangerous; and information about threatened and endangered animals. It even has audio of birdcalls. On the negative side, the information is provided in a format that resembles an encyclo-

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pretty carefully proofed over the 10 years that eNature has been online, a few little things slipped by.” That’s not to say the information isn’t useful — I did learn that elk are mostly nocturnal — but it certainly isn’t as interactive as one would hope from an application. As I read through the description of elk “bugling” (the term used to describe the species’ mating call), I wanted to be able to bring up the sound. But there’s no such capability. And what about maps? The “About Parks” section got me interested in a few hikes that it describes, but where are the trailheads? Carrie Collins, a spokeswoman National Parks Conservation Association The National Park Field Guides app for the app, says it is not designed to serve as a travel guide, covers 50 sites. It is free to users but more as a comprehensive daof iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. tabase of flora and fauna in each park. Hence the title “field guide,” rather than “travel How to Get the App guide.” The National Park Field Perhaps most annoying, each Guides is available at time I go to the app, it asks me to A register, a move that McGuire complete list of parks says is intentional. (You can byincluded is available at pass this by clicking on the cel button.) I start to wonder if it’s just as easy to use a different applicapedia. I can search for “elk,” tion, so I hold my Droid phone up but not for “elk diet.” Once I go to a buck to see if Google Goggles to the entry for elk, I need to — which searches the Web for manually scroll through pages information about images — can that cover “description,” “simi- give me basic information. But it lar species,” “breeding,” “habi- fails completely. tat,” “range,” “sign,” and One other thing to keep in “ t r a c k , ” u n t i l I g e t t o a mind when using apps or elec700-word “discussion” section, tronic devices in national parks is where it tells me what elk eat. that you will not always have conIt also tells me that “the nectivity. Roosevelt subspecies … shown My final opinion of the nationin Plate 317 in its rain forest al park app, which is being rehabitat in Washington’s Olym- leased by the National Parks pic National Park, is found in Conservation Association, is the Pacific Northwest.” Why, I that it’s probably worth having wonder, does it refer to a photo- when you are heading out to a graph that isn’t included in the park. After all, it doesn’t cost guide, and why does it clutter anything and it covers 50 of the up the page with information 360 U.S. national parks, includabout a species that is 1,500 ing Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, miles from here? Yosemite, Cape Cod National “The text content we use on eNa- Seashore, and Gettysburg and in the mobile guide tional Military Park. comes primarily from the print Still, as the fellow from the visieditions of the Audubon field tors’ center said after looking at guides,” software developer Tom the app: “I don’t think this is goMcGuire of ex- ing to keep people from stopping plains. “Even though it’s been in to see us.”

Cool Travel Websites Lowdown: A site where anyone can post the accommodations they’ll rent to travelers — whether in their home or a commercial property. “Sleeper couch + some cats” read one recent Ann Arbor, Mich., posting. The prices are good and the site’s reputation is decent. Lowdown: If you want help planning a New York City vacation, this is the place. It also can arrange specialevent trips to the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, to Times Square to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, or to the King Tut exhibition. It can help with special requests, hotels, transportation, and theater tickets, too. Lowdown: One-source travel help for people with disabilities, compiled by Travelers Aid International. Includes information on transportation and airports, tourism resources, disability organizations, and state resources. Lowdown: Good place to monitor short-term deals and just-announced airline sales. Run by Hotwire. The editors check among 10,000 suppliers for good deals that actually can be booked as advertised. Many deals, however, are good for a few days only, so check back often. Lowdown: For $4.99 a month, you get something not available on other sites — availability of flights and award seats in real time. If you do a lot of traveling, it’s worth it. — Ellen Creager, Detroit Free Press

10 for the Road You can plan now to attend these weekend events, occurring within a few weeks and within a day’s drive of Philadelphia. 1. The 17th Night of 100 Elvises. Baltimore. Dec. 3-4. Celebrate Elvis with at least 12 bands and 12 tribute artists and entertainers performing the King’s music all night. 1-888-494-9558; 2. Sparkle Weekend. Freeport, Maine. Dec. 3-5. Watch the lighting of the Talking Tree and meet Santa during the Sparkle Parade of Lights on Main Street. Hot chocolate, carolers, a tuba concert, a Jingle Bell Run, and a visit from the Wreaths Across America. 207-865-1212; 3. Gingerbread Village & Christmas Bazaar. Middlebury, Conn. Dec. 4-11. See a village built entirely out of edible ingredients — more than 50 gingerbread houses, all for sale. 203-758-9557. 4. Farm Film Fest III. Chatham, N.Y. Dec. 4. See movies about farming by professional, amateur, and local filmmakers and farmers. 518-392-5252; 5. Victorian Christmas Designer Show House. Marshfield, Mass. Dec. 3-12. Visit the 1880 Queen Anne-style Daniel Webster mansion, decorated for the holidays. The festivities start with a gala evening. 781-837-7579, 6. Christmas at Canterbury Shaker Village. Canterbury, N.H. Dec. 4 and 11. Take a candlelight stroll in the historic village, or hop on a horse-drawn sleigh or wagon. Celebrate a Shaker-style Christmas with gingerbread decorating, live music and a 19th-century magic show. 603-783-9511; 7. The Columbus Arts Ball. Columbus, Ohio. Dec. 3. Put on a mask and dress up in black and white for a masquerade ball. Enjoy a creative costume contest, music, and a fashion show by Masked Divas. 614-233-3000; 8. Keeping Christmas with the Whitehornes. Newport, R.I. Dec. 4. Meet the Whitehorne daughters in their decorated early-1800s Federal-style home. Learn about the history of the holiday, sample desserts, and get authentic colonial recipes. 401-847-7300; 9. Vermont International Festival. Essex Junction, Vt. Dec. 3-5. More than 50 craft vendors, plus ethnic foods and delicacies. Also, multicultural music and dance performances. 802-863-6598; 10. Gray Ghost Vineyards Open House. Amissville, Va. Dec. 4-5. Wine tasting with hors d’oeuvres, a display of more than 70,000 corks, a 14-foot Christmas tree, a sleigh and reindeer. 540-937-4869; — Rachel Gouk

How to avoid hotel bedbugs Hotel’s smoking stance Travel Troubleshooter

Before moving into a room, it pays to check mattress, box spring, and headboard. By Beth J. Harpaz

leaves a visitor burned By Christopher Elliott

it is stonewalling you. This is no way to treat a guest, let alone a frequent guest. Question: My wife and I checked into Part of the problem may be cultural. the Marriott Grand Flora in Rome on Europeans tend to be far more tolera reward stay. (I’m a platinum elite ant of cigarette smoke than Americans member of Marriott’s rewards pro- are, so when you complained to the gram, which means I’ve stayed in its manager at the Grand Flora, I imagine hotels more than 75 nights a year.) one of the reactions was, “Come on, One of the benefits is that my room what’s a little smoke?” type is guaranteed. My wife and I are But you have a right to a smokeboth affected by cigarette smoke, free room, and Marriott, as a hotel and the ability to guarantee nonsmok- chain, has taken a pretty aggressive ing rooms is welcome. stand when it comes to smoking. AcWhen we checked in, the front- cording to its “smoke-free policy” desk clerk waxed on about how we ( L.L.C. had received an upgraded room, but ott.mi?page=smokefree), it is commitwas in retrospect unclear about ted to providing a smoke-free enviBedbugs are fairly common in hotels and can be taken home by guests. whether it was a nonsmoking room. ronment in the United States and I inspect my room for any evidence an infestation. The next day, we both felt sick. Canada. Alas, Europe is exempt. of bedbugs. I would not want to What I’m trying to understand is Although there was no obvious smell bring potentially infested bedding Q: Are bedbugs truly a widespread of smoke, we looked around and fi- why they did this to you. You’ve conback to my home. I think that in- problem in the hotel industry, or is nally noticed an ashtray tucked away centrated your business with Marricreases the chances of a home infes- this a lot of hype? ott, earning a “platinum” designation on a table. tation, even if one takes the precau- A: It’s pretty common to find bedI immediately requested a room as one of its best customers. They tion of laundering those items. bugs in hotel rooms. So many peo- transfer. At first we were told the should have made extra sure that all ple I know have — my boss, my hotel was full. Eventually, after of your needs were being met — not Q: A number of products claim to parents, the New York City schools’ speaking with a manager, we were hesitated before giving you another repel bedbugs. Has any product pest control director, friends. I look given a different room, but were told room. And they should have helped been found to be effective? and have never found a bedbug in we had to vacate our room as quickly you recover your lost items. A: The only thing that was studied my travels. … I think there are as possible. Unfortunately, I did not At the same time, I’m sure the hoand published in a peer-reviewed false reports, and there is definitely pack everything. tel had its reasons for handling your journal was standard insect repel- hysteria, but some hotels were notoAfter discovering the problem, I case the way it did. If the property lents vs. bedbugs. They found evi- rious for pretending this issue asked the hotel staff to let us back was full, then accommodating a spedence that DEET is repellent to bed- didn’t exist — or worse, knowingly into our previous room. This request cial request that may have seemed bugs. It makes sense that other bo- renting out rooms that had bed- was refused, and repeated requests frivolous to the staff probably didn’t tanicals might be repellent as well, bugs. … One would hope every ho- to the housekeeping staff to search rank high on their priority list, debut none is foolproof because you tel has a protocol for dealing proac- the old room did not yield anything spite your protests. can’t possibly cover your whole tively with bedbugs today. If Marriott sent your case back to left behind. Q: Does keeping your luggage in the body or your entire environment Several items of clothing, including the Grand Flora’s manager for resoluhotel bathroom really help protect with an even layer of the scent. Q: If dogs are so good at finding a good portion of my socks and under- tion, I think that may explain the lack it from bedbugs? Plus, given a no-choice situation, bedbugs, why don’t hotels have wear, were left behind. Because we of action. You see the hotel as failing A: I keep my luggage off the bed bedbugs will likely brave it and get dogs go through every room? had been assigned to a smoking room to meet Marriott’s high customer-serand more toward the door. My theo- their meal. Also, all these repel- A: Dogs are not foolproof, but they in error, I asked the hotel to make vice standards. They probably see you ry is that when luggage or belong- lents wear off over time, so by 4 are a great tool. Properly trained good on the room benefits guarantee as a whiny American who can’t handle ings are placed and left on the bed a.m. you might no longer be protect- and handled dogs can find a bed- for elite Marriott members. I was a whiff of cigarette smoke. overnight, and bedbugs sense a per- ed — and that’s usually when they bug that nobody else can find. They planning to use the money from the If that’s the case, then you’re right son and become active, they may like to feed. have been shown to be way more guarantee to purchase clothing so I and they’re wrong. It comes down to feed, then run and hide in the closeffective at inspection than people wouldn’t have to do laundry in the this: You’re the customer — and not est crevice available … which Q: Can you really bring bedbugs are. However, it is unfeasible and bathroom sink on my vacation. just any customer — and they made might just happen to be a suitcase. home from a movie theater or air- cost-prohibitive to consider using a Marriott has refused to honor the a promise. They are not attracted to suitcases, plane? Is it really possible for lug- dog every day in each hotel room. guarantee, even though I escalated the I contacted Marriott on your bebut suitcases provide suitable habi- gage to get infested in a cargo Dogs, like people, get tired, need complaint to the hotel manager and half. A representative contacted you tats for bedbugs that come across hold? breaks, and don’t always have the Marriott customer care back in the and offered a $100 check, in accorA: All a person needs to do is bring best day at work. Any job should States. Is there anything you can do? dance with its elite benefits guaranthem. home one “gravid” female bedbug have two dogs, for cross-verifica— M.G., San Francisco tee. That should buy you a few pairs Q: Would it help to sleep inside a [fertilized and ready to lay eggs] tion, or a technician that finds the of socks and underwear. In addition, silk sleep sack, mosquito netting, or and an infestation could begin. … bug. If a hotel were to have a dog Answer: I feel for you. I just spent two Marriott’s corporate office sent you a sleeping bag, assuming you could Females wander and can get into on site all the time, it also would days in a “nonsmoking” room that $100 gift card in apology. launder the bedding before bring- your personal belongings in any sit- need to have a devoted handler. happened to be next to a room occuing it home? uation. Your luggage wouldn’t be- The handler and dog work as a pied by a chain smoker. I smell like Christopher Elliott is the ombudsman for A: It might prevent a person from come infested, it just might contain team. I don’t think hotels consider the Marlboro Man. National Geographic Traveler magazine. getting bitten if there were bedbugs a gravid female. If someone picked this a large enough problem to pay If Marriott guarantees a particular E-mail him at or in the hotel room. But I wouldn’t up a nymph [juvenile] only, he an employee and keep a dog just room type, and backs up that promise troubleshoot your trip through his bother, personally, because instead might get bitten but would not start for bedbugs. in its contract, I don’t understand why website, ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — Worried about bedbugs on your next hotel stay? The mere mention of the creatures probably makes you itchy. Here are some common questions about travel and bedbugs answered by bedbug expert Jody L. Gangloff-Kaufmann, urban entomologist in the integrated pest-management program at Cornell University. Question: How do you inspect a hotel room for bedbugs? Answer: Experts say that inspection of the mattress under the sheets is good, but you’re even more likely to find bedbugs in less disturbed places, like the box spring and the headboard, so I make some effort to inspect these areas. I’m not especially paranoid, so I don’t go crazy inspecting. But even rooms that appear clean have been found to harbor bedbugs behind the headboard. And most headboards are mounted on the wall with hooks and can be lifted off and removed or replaced. Places where the box spring meets the frame are good; crevices are favorite hiding spots. And I always look between the mattress and box spring by lifting the mattress. The fecal stains are what to look for primarily, although they could be old. If those are found, it’s a strong indication to either do a very thorough inspection or change rooms.


Sunday, November 14, 2010



Salt Lake City: Easy to Take

¢ Salt Lake City cuisine has come miles in a relatively short time, and that’s nowhere clearer than at Pago (878 S. 900 East, www.pagoslc. com, 801-532-0777) and Forage (370 E. 900 South,, 801-708-7834), both with fresh and daring bistrostyle menus.

A treasure chest of history and kitsch: Jitterbug Antiques and

Toys at the Third and Third intersection, a downtown hot spot.

Salt Lake City meeting world

SALT LAKE CITY from N1 tain youth celebrate the end of their work week. While I was chatting with some of those youth, a guy asked with a grin if I wanted to smoke with him and his buddies. And he didn’t mean cigarettes. So there’s Salt Lake City 2010 for you. By the end of the evening I was scoffing at my father’s ofttold story of 30 years ago, when my mother’s sleeveless arms generated horrified looks on Salt Lake’s streets. Today’s Salt Lake City is home to a growing counterculture (spurred no doubt by being home to the state’s largest university), an ever-expanding food scene, and until recently, Rocky Anderson, a progay, pro-affirmative action, anti-tobacco mayor who bashed the state’s liquor laws every chance he had. The real draw of this place, however, remains that, at heart, it is a crisp mountain town. The air is clean, and the people are unhurried as they move below the majestic peaks to both the east and west (the eastern Wasatch Range are “the big ones” when locals give directions). Think Denver, but sleepier. The intersections people

rave about — Third and Third, Ninth and Ninth — are still inching their way toward major-league status, but they have their moments. Pago, at Ninth and Ninth, boasts rare Spanish wines and a local-centric menu that included memorably succulent lamb ravioli the night I showed up. As in many Western towns, Salt Lake City isn’t always so friendly to foot traffic, but these neighborhoods get it right amid the restaurants, coffee shops, and independent movie theaters. Many say the city’s evolution sped up when it hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. The city was forced to open itself to a world of people, ideas, and cultures. “More of everything came in,” says Roderick, the Mormon stockbroker. “More people, more mix, more religions, different points of view. It was good for everyone.” It also made clear that the liquor laws hampered the state’s ability to become a serious tourist destination. Banishing those laws can only help win over those — and there are plenty of them — who see Salt Lake City as a bump in the road on the way

¢ Red Iguana and Red Iguana 2 (736 W. North Temple and 866 W. South Temple, www.rediguana. com, 801-322-1489 and 801-214-6050) aren’t fancy but have what many consider the best Mexican food in town.

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Temple Square, with its soaring central Church of Jesus Christ

of Latter-day Saints, is a major draw for Salt Lake City visitors. to the slopes. Let an expert explain the old days: “You could sit at the bar with a beer and not order food,” Josh West, a Red Rock bartender, says. “And you could sit in the dining room and drink wine or a cocktail, but you had to order food. But you couldn’t order a beer without food. “You couldn’t — and still can’t — have two cocktails in front of you at once. But you can have two beers or a beer and a glass of wine. Needless to say, trying to explain it to intoxicated people from out of town was like pulling teeth.” Strange wrinkles endure. Wine pours can’t exceed 5 ounces. Bottled beer can be high in alcohol, but beer on tap still can’t exceed a measly

4 percent (that makes Utah brewers the rare breed who take pride in crafting tasty low-alcohol beer; my favorite was Desert Edge’s Utah Pale Ale). But these hurdles don’t stop new bars from opening, such as the Beerhive, where the drinkers filled almost every stool at 6 p.m. on a Saturday. They also don’t stop people such as Salt Lake City native Jim Lund, 62, from drinking a Moab Scorpion Ale. “When I was a kid, this was a tough place to live, in part because I’m not a Mormon,” says Lund, a supermarket manager. “It used to feel like we were in a time warp. “But there’s been an influx of people the last few years,” Lund says, “and it has made Salt Lake City a lot more diverse.”

¢ Drink beer at the Beerhive (128 S. Main St.), the only bar I’ve seen with a strip of frost across it to keep your glass cool, or brewpubs Squatters (147 W. Broadway, www., 801-3632739) and Red Rock Brewing Co. (254 S. 200 West, www.redrockbrewing. com, 801-521-7446).

Places to stay ¢ It’s part of a chain, but Hotel Monaco (15 W. 200 South, www.monaco-saltlakecity. com, 801-595-0000) does it right — charming rooms in a 90-year-old former bank, complimentary massages, wine in the lobby from 5 to 6 p.m., and if you want it, a goldfish for your room. ¢ Grand America (555 S. Main St., www., 1-801258-6000) offers one of the most luxurious stays in town.

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¢ The Peery Hotel (110 W. Broadway, www.peeryhotel. com, 801-521-4300) offers no luxury but is affordable ($92-$179 for most rooms) and is in its 100th year of operation. ¢ There are also several well-respected bed-andbreakfasts.

Things to do ¢ Ski in the winter, hike in the summer in the nearby peaks. ¢ Check out the Great Salt Lake, especially Antelope Island, in the middle of the lake. ¢ On a rainy day, check out the intersection of Ninth and Ninth to eat and see a movie at Tower Theatre (876 E. 900 South;; 801-321-0310), which shows films that the massive theaters don’t. ¢ Salt Lake City is the hub of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the heart of the action, open to visitors, is Temple Square (50 W. North Temple;; 801-240-1000).

More information Salt Lake Convention & Vistors Bureau 1-800-541-4955 — Josh Noel

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Sunday, November 14, 2010


Paris on parade: Tips for first-timers

PARIS from N1 ly (before 10 a.m.), when the lines scooters and hence relentlessly are shortest. loud. It is hopelessly congested and The jaw-dropping cathedral is on nonsensical in its layout. Its inhabit- the Île de la Cité, the first of two ants are mostly melancholics. To little islands on the river. When me, the French are like the weird you’re done touring the cathedral kids in college. They hold their ciga- (free) or climbing to the bell tower rettes like jewelry, cupping them in like Quasimodo ($10), wander their hands so as not to set them- around back to the small bridge selves, or you, on fire. Mostly, they that leads to Île Saint-Louis, the secsucceed. ond island. They are also, despite some reHere, you’ll find an elegant old ports, gracious and helpful hosts, street, Rue St.-Louis-en-l’île, as narquick to answer questions or pour row as your living room. This is the you aboard the proper bus. All in Paris you’ve always imagined — all, I’d save these folks from the quaint restaurants, pastry shops, Germans anytime. and perhaps the best ice cream So, on my maiden voyage to Par- ever, at the famed Berthillon (prois, I found an enchanting place that nounced bear-tee-yone). was never, for half a second, dull. I had a fine lunch at Les Fous de Here are my tips for those who l’Île, a cheery little bistro. For 20 have never been. bucks, I had a mussels remoulade Like most Americans, I flew here, appetizer and grilled lamb chops 12 hours in steerage, two meals on on a bed of potatoes. At 2:30 in the Air France. De Gaulle was a breeze, afternoon, the place was still throband when I couldn’t find the prear- bing. In France, happy hour apparranged shuttle to the hotel, a driver ently lasts from noon till about midfrom a rival service used his cell night. phone to summon my driver. Merci. From here, you might catch the In no time, I was sitting at a cor- bus to my beloved Musee d’Orsay. ner cafe somewhere on As you’re aware, the the Left Bank, “the cenFrench have lost a lot Its inhabitants ter of thought” — of wars over the years are mostly though one of the locals yet somehow managed assured me that was end up with most of melancholics. to very long ago. the world’s great artThey are also, work. Here, I learned It seems impossible to exaggerate the importhe symbolists exdespite some that tance of the little sidepressed a fragile world, reports, walk cafe to Paris. They an inner reality. are to this French city learned that I gracious and amI also what beaches are to particularly drawn helpful hosts. to snowy pastorals and L.A. And every day, Paris has a parade — the paintings of naked latourists, supermodels, pickpockets, dies combing their hair. For me, the and artists who make up this low- ultimate masterpiece would be a naslung city. The cafes are like the ked lady combing her hair in the parade stand. Sit down, ask the snow, but it’s difficult to get a nawaiter to bring you un cafe, and ked person outside in even the swallow it all up to your heart’s con- most ideal conditions. Hence, I am tent. not holding my breath. If you ever leave your little sideBesides, I have an appointment walk spot, getting around Paris will with Napoleon. prove pretty easy. When you’re These days, Napoleon rests inheading downhill, you’re headed to- side a series of coffins, one within ward the river — the surprisingly the other. I’m not sure whether it’s skinny Seine that splits the town in to protect the remains from thieves two. The rest is confusing but so or to give him additional stature. scenic that you don’t care. Note In any case, it is a stirring burithat there is no true north in Paris. al site and comes as part of the As with moral relativism, there are $11 admission to the Musée de only variations. l’Armée, a sprawling, occasionally In any case, a good bet is the repetitive military museum in the carnet, a packet of 10 tickets ($15) heart of the city. You can walk good for subway or bus, and avail- here from almost anywhere, and able at any Metro station. The ubiq- the golden-domed church in uitous subway system is manage- which Napoleon is housed is one able after about a day, though I of the most visible and alluring found the buses the most direct landmarks. way to the major sights. Parts of the Left Bank where I I started my Paris tour with the stayed were pretty buzzy — loud Louvre, but if I had it to do over and gridlocked — but on the other again, I’d begin at Notre Dame, ear- side of the river, near the Opera Garnier, I found the center of the Parisian universe. The area pulses with boutiques and cafes. There are many high-end shops, but bargains abound, too. Watch your step, though. Only by the grace of God is there not a traffic death here every minute. A few blocks off the Avenue de l’Opera, Harry’s New York Bar (5 Rue Daunou) is a comforting old Hemingway hangout with just the right blend of stale beer and overvarnished mahogany. After a refreshment here, the French bartender and one of the locals had a grand time directing me to the Metro line that would take me to the Moulin Rouge, the red-light district, where I hoped to sample some absinthe. The No. 3 train to Villiers, then the No. 2 train toward Nation, exiting at Blanche. … Despite their help, I eventually Absinthe is prepared by dripping ice found it, after being hustled by a water over a sugar cube into the hooker in front of Starbucks, of all liquid. An acquired taste.

Monet, Renoir, van Gogh, all in exquisite and comfortable settings.

2. Île Saint-Louis

This little island neighborhood seems right out of a romantic French movie.

3. Latin Quarter

Shopping, browsing, clubbing, browsing, shopping, clubbing. Repeat.

4. Notre Dame Cathedral

Begun in 1160, plundered in 1790, still amazing in 2010.

5. Eiffel Tower

Is there a more romantic attraction in the world? You know, if you like that kind of stuff.

6. Harry’s New York

Beautiful and profound, housed in a glimmering church caked in gold.

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Napoleon’s Tomb .


Musée d’Orsay




Air France and Delta fly nonstop to Charles de Gaulle Airport from Philadelphia. The lowest recent round-trip fare was about $702.


10 The Louvre

Jardin du Luxembourg


8. Musée de l’Armée The greatest military museum in the world could use an editor.

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Eiffel Tower

7. Napoleon’s Tomb


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Latin 3 Quarter


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Places to stay Victoria Palace Hotel


6, Rue Blaise Desgoffe 011-33-1-4549-7000

McClatchy Tribune

Spacious and elegant rooms on the Left Bank and friendly, English-speaking staff. James Joyce a former resident. Doubles from about $400.

9. Champs-Elysees

Left me a bit cold, but a must for serious shoppers.

Renaissance Paris Vendome

10. The Louvre

4, Rue du Mont Thabor 011-33-1-4020-2000

The Mona Lisa in a mob setting (especially in summer). No matter what I say, you’re going to go. So go already.

The Arc de Triomphe

11. Place de la Concorde

was a triumphal arch for cyclist Lance Armstrong in 1999 as he rode to victory in the Tour de France.

Hardly worth a special trip; you’ll probably pass it anyway. — Chris Erskine

which is best seen at night when the lines are more manageable and the strobe lights flicker every hour on the hour after the sun finally sets — 10 o’clock in the middle of summer. So that was Paris for me. Five days. Five million memories. Don’t worry so much about the language. I speak sort of a fractured high school French, and my English is even worse. I easily communicated using a windmill of pantomimes and unnecessary roughness signals, a la the NFL. Usually, I ended in a prayerlike pose, proposing marriage a dozen times — accidentally, of course. Such is Paris, full of surprises and learning opportunities, succulent sideshows and grand masterpieces. If you’ve never gone, you really should give it a whirl. Selflessly, I’d be glad to tag along.

Discovering the City of Light




The Bloody Mary was born in this former Hemingway hangout. Like home the second you set foot in it.

airy place to recover after your visit to the adjacent Louvre. I took a jog along the Boulevard des Invalides to admire the bridges along the Seine. I had a Bloody Mary at the Carmine Cafe, a friendly little joint a mile from the Eiffel Tower, on Avenue de Suffren. Like the people themselves, French streets seem to have a trace of irony. And I capped my stay with a fine meal at La Petite Tour, a neighborhood restaurant in the 16th arrondissement, a 10-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower. Highly recommended by friends, it proved to be a cozy little place where they saute the scallops twice, then bounce them off the moon for effect. That’s the way the French cook, always going the extra 239,000 miles. I finished my final day by touring that little landmark, the Eiffel,


1. Musée d’Orsay


Parc Monceau


Some of the sights of Paris, ranked from most to least favorite:

Arc de Triomphe

places, across from the Moulin Rouge itself. How French. The absinthe ($12 at Hotel Royal Fromentin, 11 Rue Fromentin) tasted like bitter lemonade. It’s served, quite grandly, by dripping ice water through a sugar cube and into the absinthe. Interesting, sure. But you can pretty much get the same distinctive taste from sucking on an old sweater (usually around $2) and hitting yourself simultaneously in the head with a small hammer ($5). How else did I waste my time? Hey, remember what Bertrand Russell once said: “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” So I sampled a rhubarb tart at a little deli named Paul on Rue des Pyramides. I tried the cookies at one of the irresistible La Cure Gourmande candy shops. I rented a bike to tour the Jardin des Tuileries, the sprawling gardens that provide an


Paris’ Must-See Sights

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Begin your Paris adventure at Notre Dame — before 10 a.m., when lines are shortest. This is an ordination in June.

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Stylishly modern boutique hotel in downtown Paris, with excellent location near major attractions and shopping. Doubles from $400.

Hotel Langlois

63, Rue Saint-Lazare

011-33-1-4874-7824 Beautifully furnished former bank in culturally rich Right Bank location. Doubles from $185.

Places to eat La Petite Tour

11 Rue de al Tour 011-33-1-4520-0931 Highly recommended neighborhood eatery. Try the crabmeat appetizer. Locals love the scallops entree. Dinner from about $30.

Les Fous de l’Île

33 Rue des Deux-Ponts 011-33-1-4325-7667 Bustling little bistro with friendly, hardworking waitstaff and delicious food at a fair price. Two-course lunch about $20.

More information Paris Convention & Visitors Bureau 25 Rue des Pyramides — Chris Erskine

Sunday, November 14, 2010



Navy left and tourists invaded Vieques, with wild horses and secluded beaches, attracts upscale visitors. By Mercedes M. Cardona ASSOCIATED PRESS

VIEQUES, Puerto Rico — Not long ago, while working for star chef Alain Ducasse in New York, chef Dagan Lynn heard that the restaurateur’s group planned to open a Caribbean outpost of his Mix restaurant. “I remember thinking: ‘Where is this — Vieques?’ ” he recalled. Lynn has since updated his knowledge of geography. He is now the executive chef at Mix on the Beach in this island off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico. He and his staff turn out plates of tomato-watermelon gazpacho and peekytoe crab salad not far from where the U.S. Navy used to practice amphibian landings. The restaurant, in the new W Retreat and Spa that opened in April, is part of Vieques’ evolution as a destination on its own. Vieques has always been a day trip The writer, John Schmidhauser, on a Paris business trip, seems primed to slay a serp