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Greene report details spying on Street aide The PHA chief hired former FBI agents to tail her and copy computer files, in an apparent attempt to target her boss. By Nathan Gorenstein, John Sullivan, and Jeff Shields INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS

Philadelphia Housing Authority chief Carl R. Greene retained a team of retired FBI agents to stake out an aide to Board Chairman John F. Street, videotape her movements, and copy her computer hard drives,

according to a confidential PHA report obtained by The Inquirer. The private investigators, hired to determine whether the aide, Kafi Lindsay, 34, was going to work, concluded that her attendance was “sporadic,” that she may have done private legal work on PHA time, and that she appeared “to be in


Carl R. Greene

Karen Heller: Government agencies are spreading the legal love around. A2. Monica Yant Kinney: John Street has stolen the show from Mayor Nutter. B1.

violation of one or more PHA policies,” including the agency’s residency requirement. The five-page report, stamped

draft, was secretly ordered up by Greene last year in an extraordinary effort on his part to investigate his boss, former Mayor Street, who ap-

pears to have been the ultimate target of the eight-month investigation. In its first paragraph, the document states that the probe was prompted by Lindsay’s failure to appear in the office “despite the submission of time sheets.” Street was responsible for certifying Lindsay’s attendance, a point Greene put in writing in a 2008 letter when Lindsay was hired for the federally funded job. Greene, suspended last month by See SURVEILLANCE on A15


Grief and Rancor

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In NYC, sorrow was mixed with rising tensions.

Tom Culton admires a prize

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If he’s not skateboarding, playing soccer in a local league, or hobnobbing with top chefs in his Armani jacket, you may have seen Tom Culton at the Headhouse Square farmers’ market in his variation on the Huck Finn look — straw hat, silk scarf, and maybe his grandfather’s lederhosen. But don’t be fooled by the 19th-century garb. Culton is not your grandfather’s Pennsylvania farmer. Just 30 years old, Culton is rocking the Food Channel-flavored world of American pop culture, a rising star of a new breed that would have seemed unfathomable a decade ago: Celebrity farmer. Culton glides between two worlds. One is the Lancaster County patch of soil that’s been in his family for three generations, where he labors to grow See FARMERS on A6

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Deborah Borza, mother of Deora Bodley, who was killed on United Flight 93, listens to a reading of passengers’ names at ceremonies marking the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at the crash site in Shanksville, Pa.

Michelle Obama, Laura Bush honor Flight 93 By Amy Worden



HANKSVILLE, Pa. — Michelle Obama and Laura Bush led the ceremony on a windswept mountaintop Saturday commemorating the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which also marked a turning point in the evolution of the Flight 93 crash site from a scarred land-

scape to national memorial park. As hundreds of family members and visitors watched, Bush recalled her first visit as first lady to the still-smoldering crash site 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh on Sept. 17, 2001, a time when “our grief was raw and our heart was heavy.” “This peaceful place was not chosen by terrorists,” Bush said,

Desegregating streetcars a key step toward racial equality.

City’s post-Civil War freedom riders He shared stages with Frederick Douglass, recruited black men for Lincoln’s armies, played for a pioneering black baseball team, and fought for equality in the statehouse and the streets. His name was Octavius Catto, and he and his allies waged their battles for civil rights a century before Birmingham and Selma. In their new book, “Tasting Freedom,” longtime Inquirer journalists Daniel R. Biddle and Murray Dubin chronicle the life of this charismatic Philadelphia leader and the movement he helped lead. In this excerpt, the Civil War has ended, and as part of new demands

Octavius Catto, in an

1871 Harper’s Weekly illustration, was a leader of the effort to prod state legislators. for equality and access, Catto has targeted the city’s segregated, horsedrawn streetcars.

By Daniel R. Biddle and Murray Dubin Their speeches rang with names of battles where black soldiers had died for the Union. Their petitions swelled with testimony from wives and mothers brutalized for trying to ride streetcars to visit loved ones in Army hospitals. But the drive by black activists and their white allies to integrate those horse-drawn cars had been sabotaged and stalled in Harrisburg in 1865. So their fledgling group, the Equal Rights League, sent a new colored lobbyist from Philadelphia to climb the Capitol’s marble steps. He was a teacher and orator, well-versed in Tennyson and Tocqueville and blessed with his minister father’s talents for persistence and persuasion. Those talents also helped explain how young Octavius Catto had attained something unimaginable for a Southern-born Negro in Civil War America: an education. In 1866, the Equal Rights League’s Car Committee — Catto and two older men, William Forten and David Bowser — revised the streetcar bill. Their draft went further, awardSee CATTO on A16

in reference to the actions by the 40 passengers and crew to thwart the plans of the four hijackers to crash the United Boeing 757 into the White House or the U.S. Capitol. “This spot was chosen by passengers of Flight 93 who spared our country from greater harm.” Obama noted the “clarity of purpose” in the passengers’ singleSee FLIGHT 93 on A19

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NEW YORK — The ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was marked on Saturday by the memorials and prayer services of the past, but also by events hard to envision just a year ago — heated demonstrations blocks from ground zero, political and religious tensions, and an un- INSIDE mistakable sense ¢ University that a once-unifying unveils a statue day was now replete of copilot Mike with division. Horrocks. A19. The names of ¢ Pastor ends nearly 3,000 victims Quran-burning were read under plan; Rendell crisp blue skies in urges religious Lower Manhattan aftolerance. A4. ter the bells of the city’s houses of wor- ¢ “Hallowed ship tolled at the ex- ground” and act moment — 8:46 the mosque. a.m. — that the first Currents, C1. plane struck the ¢ Editorial, C4. north tower of the World Trade Center. At the Pentagon, President Obama called for tolerance and said, “As Americans we are not — and never will be — at war with Islam.” The familiar rituals at ground zero — the reciting of names, the occasionally cracking voice of a reader, the silences — had a new element. The See 9/11 on A18


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when malfeasance is suspected? Who remains to serve as a watchdog? In 2002, a HUD attorney questioned the PHA’s continuing use of costly outside counsel to settle minor disputes at expenses far higher than the settlements themselves. (For How many lawyers does it that matter, how does the cost take to screw the PHA? of the Kafi Lindsay investigaConsider the multi-firm tion compare to her $55,000 pileup of outside legal work salary?) performed for the PhiladelA 2003 HUD inspector genphia Housing Authority, $33 eral’s report criticized promillion in the last three years. File Photograph JOHN COSTELLO / File Photograph curement rules that amended With legal bills like these, Practicing for the public (clockwise, from top left): Arthur legal contracts rather than you might ask whom the agen- Makadon represented then-Mayor John F. Street. James J. putting them out for bid. That cy best served: the city’s poor- Eisenhower has worked for the PHA. John Estey is DRPA year, two PHA staff attorneys est residents or its highest- chairman. And Kafi Lindsay is Street’s aide at the PHA. sued the authority, alleging irpaid, politically connected atregularities in legal billing; torneys? one suit was dismissed, the Small wonder everyone other settled. thought suspended Executive And the PHA’s legal bills Director Carl R. Greene was continued to grow, doubling doing such an exceptional in the last three years. job. He spread the legal love “I always tell people one of around. the things you hire lawyers Duane Morris. Cozen for is to maintain your seO’Connor. Fox Rothschild. crets,” says former federal Schnader Harrison. Wolf and state prosecutor L. Block, which disbanded last George Parry. “You can’t be year. And Ballard Spahr, toushocked by the stuff city or jours Ballard, more than $9 state agencies spend money million since 2007. on, nor shocked by lawyers acSomeone should pen a balcepting the work. It’s a pot of lad to Ballard, the firm with CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer SARAH J. GLOVER / Staff Photographer money spread to solidify politthe political juice. Wherever ical position and curry favor.” you look — the Family Court aide, lawyer Kafi Lindsay, tant. And yet Pennsylvania State debacle, the Delaware River was showing up to work. Eisenhower is the man poli- Treasurer Robert McCord Port Authority (though this This series of events is curi- ticians turn to when they’re was shocked, shocked, to find year counsel was switched to ous on many fronts, begin- having sticky ethical issues. out how much the politically Duane Morris) — there’s Bal- ning with a scenario ripped His clients have included wired firms and the consultlard being consulted. from the pages of Mad maga- Democratic boss Bob Brady ants who give campaign conBallard was once the tempo- zine’s “Spy vs. Spy.” and former City Controller tributions had profited from rary, though supremely remuIt’s unusual for a board Jonathan Saidel. Debra Brady lucrative Delaware River Port nerative, roost of one Edward chairman to retain his own — a former Eagles cheerlead- Authority contracts. G. Rendell during his respite aide at $55,000 a year. There’s er and the congressman’s Last month, McCord exbetween mayor and governor. the question of who, precise- wife — sits on the PHA board, pressed his concern to Port Firm chairman Arthur MakaAuthority Board Chairman don was lawyer to then-MayJohn Estey, Rendell’s former “You can’t be shocked by the stuff city or John F. Street during the chief of staff and now cochair or state agencies spend money on, pay-to-play investigation afof Ballard’s government relater a bug was discovered in nor shocked by lawyers accepting the work. tions, regulatory affairs, and his City Hall office — not a consulting practice. There’s It’s a pot of money spread to solidify bedbug, but a fed bug. “a general sense that the AuStreet is the PHA’s board thority is a political patronpolitical position and curry favor.” chair. He’s now engaged in a age operation,” McCord scorched-earth holy war with wrote, “unconcerned with the L. George Parry former federal prosecutor Greene that makes his hate rising toll charges levied on toward Mayor Nutter look the public to pay for all this like beer pong. As with most ly, was Schnader’s client, the a position once occupied by political largesse.” fights in Philadelphia, this Housing Authority or its exec- Saidel’s onetime girlfriend, DiTrue that. There’s a rising one appears to be petty and utive director? ana Roca. Any fool can send toll for us all, at the DRPA, at expensive. And perhaps I’ve watched flowers. Show real affection Philadelphia’s Family Court, Again, high-priced lawyers too many movies, but is it nec- by securing a board seat on a and now at the PHA. The bills are involved. There’s the mat- essary to hire a private inves- public authority. mount while officials don’t ter of James Eisenhower, tigator through a tony firm It’s understandable that gov- seem to care. Let taxpayers chair of Schnader’s govern- like Schnader, whose billing ernment entities want to hire pick up the tab. As always, ment and regulatory affairs rates per hour can match top law firms and not neces- reform seems improbable. practice. Greene hired Eisen- PHA rents each month? sarily accept the lowest of- It’s Philadelphia, and this is hower, a 2004 candidate for Of course, the way the in- fers. But what is the cumula- the cost of doing business. state attorney general. His vestigation was structured, tive cost to taxpayers? And if firm then hired a private in- Street might never have so many top firms receive Contact columnist Karen Heller vestigator to look into wheth- learned that a private eye had government contracts, who’s at 215-854-2586 or er Street’s personal PHA been hired to tail his assis- left to sue those agencies




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“The Republicans’ 50-state, 428-district strategy,” by Nate Silver (

This year, Republicans are leaving only seven races uncontested. In 2006, they left the Democrats unchallenged in 45 districts; in 2008, they failed to nominate a candidate in 42 races. The Democrats, for their part, will have a candidate on the ballot in 412 districts – all but 23 — better than their recent historical average, but still, a step down from 2008, when they left just 14 seats uncontested. Shifts in the number of seats each party contests can sometimes be a leading indicator for political waves. … The relationship is probably more correlative than causal: It can be hard to persuade viable candidates to run for Congress unless they are convinced they have some chance of winning, and in 2010 — a year shaping up to be both anti-Democrat and anti-incumbent — those currents would tend to favor Republicans. In a cycle in which there is no lack of auspicious indicators for Republicans, this is another sign they may be poised to make a comeback.

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in Tehran. Iran said Thursday that Shourd would be released, but that was later rescinded.

U.S. hikers now pawns in Iran power struggle By Brian Murphy ASSOCIATED PRESS

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s start-and-stop announcements over the release of one of three detained Americans add up to a distinct message: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his allies still have a fight on their hands within the ruling ranks. The confusing signals over the fate of 32-year-old Sarah Shourd — whose planned Saturday release was personally backed by Ahmadinejad — underscore the wider backlash to efforts at expanding his powers and sway over internal policies and Iran’s foreign affairs, analysts say. It also points to one of the main fissures in Iran’s conservative leadership: Ahmadinejad and his allies against the powerful judiciary overseen by Iran’s supreme leader. The judiciary head, Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani — who took over shortly after the Americans were detained along the Iraqi border in July 2009 — apparently sees the detainees as his portfolio alone. On Saturday, the judiciary’s website quoted Tehran’s chief prosecutor, Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi, as saying that none

of the detained Americans would be released “until the end of the legal procedure” and stressed that Shourd would not receive special treatment despite reported health concerns, including a breast lump and precancerous cervical cells. It’s unclear whether the prosecutor was referring to a trial on possible spy charges — which could takes weeks or months — or some other kind of case review. It appears, however, that any fast-track release is unlikely. “By stopping the release of Sarah Shourd, the judiciary sent a strong message to the president that the buck stops with them,” said Meir Javedanfar, an Iran expert with the Middle East Economic and Political Analyst based in Israel. But the rumblings inside Iran’s power structure have potential resonance beyond the detained Americans. Pressure from the sources such as the judiciary and parliament — led by Larijani’s brother Ali — could undercut Ahmadinejad’s ability to fend off domestic complaints. The list is long and includes a creaky economy, the squeeze of sanctions over Iran’s nuclear program, and


the crackdown on opposition groups that claim he stole last year’s election. “More and more, Iranian lawmakers and officials believe he is ignoring them and acting solely in his own interest,” said Javedanfar. The timing of the planned release of Shourd also could have played a role in the abrupt pullback. It coincided with the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a common time to free prisoners in the Islamic world. But it’s just weeks before Ahmadinejad’s annual trip to attend the U.N. General Assembly — suggesting the judiciary did not want to hand Ahmadinejad potential goodwill points before heading to the United States. Ahmadinejad also could be looking to soften international outcry over a stoning sentence — now put on hold — for an Iranian woman convicted of adultery in another case that overlaps political sensitivities and the judicial process. Shourd and two other Americans, Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal, a 2000 graduate of Cheltenham High School, were detained along the Iran-Iraq border on July 31, 2009.

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Thousands protest plan to burn Qurans

Afghans shouted “Death to America” despite the Fla. pastor’s decision to call off his effort. By Rahim Faiez and Robert H. Reid ASSOCIATED PRESS

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghans set fire to tires in the streets and shouted “Death to America” for a second day Saturday despite a decision by an American pastor to call off plans to burn copies of the Islamic holy book. The protests, the largest drawing a crowd estimated at more than 10,000, continued despite a decision by a Florida pastor to call off plans to burn copies of the Quran on the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States that triggered the war in Afghanistan. The pastor, Terry Jones, told NBC on Saturday that “we feel that God is telling us to stop” the Quran burning, which had stirred outrage worldwide. “We’re not going to go back and do it,” Jones said, referring to the planned burning. “It is totally canceled.” But in a country where most

people have limited access to newspapers, television, and the Internet, most Afghans were unaware of Jones’ decision. The Taliban distributed pamphlets decrying Jones’ plans, claiming they showed the Americans were in Afghanistan to wage war against Islam. In Logar province near the capital of Kabul, police fired warning shots to prevent protesters from storming the governor’s residence in the provincial capital of Puli Alam, officials said. Villagers set fire to tires and briefly blocked the main highway to neighboring Pakistan, according to provincial spokesman Din Mohammad Darwish. Nabi Charkhi, the deputy provincial police chief, estimated the crowd at more than 10,000. Witnesses said Taliban agitators were among the crowd. The witnesses spoke on condition of anonymity out of fear for their personal safety. At least four people were injured, police said. “All these youths, elders have gathered here because of the Quran,” said Amir Gul, a Logar protester. “We will continue our protest until they change their decision


about burning our holy book, and we will not keep silent.” Another protester, Abdullah Hanafi, said that if copies of the Quran are set ablaze, the government should join forces with the Taliban “to force all the invaders from our country.” In the northeastern province of Badakhshan, several thousand people took to the streets in three separate districts, although the demonstrations were generally peaceful, according to provincial police chief Gen. Agha Noor Kemtuz. Several hundred protesters rallied Saturday outside Bagram Air Field, a major NATO base north of Kabul. The protest ended peacefully after about an hour, Afghan officials said. At least 11 people were injured in similar protests across Afghanistan on Friday. Last Tuesday, the top U.S. and NATO commander, Gen. David Petraeus, warned that images of the burning of a Quran “would undoubtedly be used by extremists in Afghanistan — and around the world — to inflame public opinion and incite violence.” A pamphlet circulated by the Taliban among Afghan refugees in the Pakistani city of Quetta called the burning of the Quran “an immoral and stupid crime.”

Participants mingle after the event, which featured Quran, Torah, and Gospel readings.

Multifaith celebration in Phila. Members of the Philadelphia Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation and others gathered Saturday at the West Kensington Ministry at Norris Square in response to the flap over since-canceled plans of a Florida church to burn Qurans.

Imam Mohamed Shehata of the Al Aqsa Islamic Center in North Philadelphia reflects during the readings.

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Gov. Rendell talked Saturday about a little-known aspect of the 9/11 tragedy: how Muslim workers at Windows on the World, the restaurant atop the North Tower of the World Trade Center, would use a stairwell between the 106th and 107th floors for their daily prayers. The closest mosque was more than 100 floors down and four blocks away, so that impromptu prayer space had to do, he said. That stairwell disappeared along with both towers in the disaster. And the restaurant workers were among the esti-

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mated 60 Muslims in the buildings who died that day, Rendell said. The governor made that point during his keynote speech in front of Independence Hall at an interfaith rally he had organized to deliver a message of religious tolerance. Rendell originally called the event to send out a countervailing message to the expected burning of Qurans on Saturday night by the pastor of a small Florida church. Yet even after the preacher, Terry Jones, dropped his threat, Rendell said he saw a need to go forward with the gathering. Standing before an assemblage of imams, rabbis, ministers, bishops, and other religious leaders, Rendell warned, “Throughout this country, there are clear signs address mail to specific departments. Main switchboard ……… 215-854-2000 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Postmaster: Send address changes to The Philadelphia Inquirer, 400 N. Broad St., Box 8263, Philadelphia 19101. The Inquirer uses as much recycled paper as is available at competitive prices. We now print 40 percent of our newspapers on recycled paper. This newspaper is itself recyclable. 23-N

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of anti-Muslim feeling.” He added, “There are people who seek to advance their own agenda by doing this.” Rendell urged the audience of about 200 to speak up on behalf of a Muslim community facing intolerance. The Democratic governor, who is Jewish, noted that he had long ago forged political ties with Arab and Jewish communities. “Who would have thought that an American Jew would have become the favorite candidate of the Muslims in the city and this commonwealth?” he asked. In his remarks on the national stage, Rendell has taken a muted position regarding the furor over a planned Islamic center several blocks from the World Trade Center site. On CBS’s Face the Nation last month, Rendell said:

“The mosque is an unfortunate situation, but we do have a right to practice our religion freely wherever we choose. Rights are not subject to the popular vote or majority vote.” On Saturday night, Rendell was followed to the outdoor lectern by seven leaders of various faiths. The last brief address came from Imam Mohamed Shehata, a leader of the 1,000-member Al Aqsa Islamic Center in North Philadelphia. In Arabic, he read from a section of the Quran calling for harmony among faiths. The passage, translated by another speaker, concluded that Allah made “no distinction between any of his messengers.” Contact staff writer Craig R. McCoy at 215-854-4821 or


The lineup for the Sunday TV news-interview shows: 8 Fox News Sunday, 9 a.m. on Fox29: Austan Goolsbee, newly named chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R., Ga.); Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. 8 State of the Union, 9 a.m. on CNN: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; former Homeland Security Sec. Michael Chertoff; former Bush homeland security adviser Fran Townsend; House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D., Md.); former Rep. Dick Armey (R., Texas); former Sen. Trent Lott (R., Miss.). 8 Face the Nation, 10:30 a.m. on CBS3: House Minority Leader John Boehner (R., Ohio); Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.); former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean, cochairman of the 9/11 commission. 8 This Week, 10:30 a.m. on 6ABC: Goolsbee; Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, leader of effort to build an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero; Eboo Patel, president, Inter-

faith Youth Core; Irshad Manji, author and New York University professor; the Rev. Richard Cizik, founder of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good. 8 Meet the Press, 10:30 a.m. on NBC10: White House adviser David Axelrod; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Clearing the Record A quote in one of Saturday’s articles about slain Kraft employees was incorrectly attributed. The speaker was Jenine Harris, who said she was LaTonya Brown’s best friend. “What kind of security is this,” she asked, “and why was this woman still at work after all these complaints?” The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357) at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia 19101, or e-mail

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We are “will stand strong for the prinriding it, and he is drowning ciples of freedom.” in it,” conservative candidate The event in Millsboro, in Christine O’Donnell told the agricultural country of about 200 tea party activists Sussex County, was an oldpacked into a pavilion at fashioned political entertainAmerican Legion Post 28. ment, with country songs The contest has become the such as “USSofA,” about how latest firefight in the GOP’s the nation is turning socialist, civil war. and “Freedom Isn’t Free,” an Castle has $2.6 million in emotional homage to U.S. the bank and has won state- troops in Iraq and Afghaniwide elections at least 12 stan and all veterans. times, as a two-term governor Debbie Lee, whose son and as the state’s lone mem- Marc was a Navy SEAL killed ber of the House. Polls say fighting insurgents in Iraq, people like him, too. has been traveling with the But O’Donnell, 41, a conser- Tea Party Express and spoke vative publicist to the crowd: “You and activist, was know, we have inanointed by the surgents in Washtea party moveington, D.C., and ment and has disit’s time for us to rupted Castle’s take it back.” cruise to the ReSo far for the publican nominamidterm election for Vice Presitions, the tea pardent Biden’s old ty has infused the Senate seat in Republican Party Tuesday’s primawith new energy Tea party ry. but also given Energized by its activist closes Democrats averole in defeating of attack, gap in New nues Republican Sen. considering some York GOP Lisa Murkowski in of the views of its Alaska last month, successful primaprimary the national Tea ry candidates. battle. A6. Party Express is Miller believes pouring money unemployment into O’Donnell’s campaign, benefits are unconstitutional. promising to spend at least Sharron Angle in Nevada has $250,000. Sarah Palin en- said that the people have the dorsed her Thursday. right to “a Second AmendAlarmed, establishment Re- ment remedy” for power-hunpublicans have been attack- gry federal officials, and that ing O’Donnell with a ferocity Social Security is a violation unusual in Delaware politics. of the Ten Commandments. They have made attack ads But polls indicate both have about her financial problems, a chance to win. Two other tea including unpaid student party-backed Senate candiloans, a tax lien, and prob- dates are also doing well: lems paying her mortgage. Utah’s Mike Lee is heavily fa“She couldn’t get elected vored, and Rand Paul in Kendogcatcher,” Delaware GOP tucky is running even with his Chairman Tom Ross said. Democratic opponent. So at The party got nervous after least four tea party champions lawyer Joe Miller upset could be in the Senate come Murkowski in Alaska’s prima- January, surely a complication ry, and vowed not to be taken in an already balky body. by surprise. Analysts expect, at best, “The Republican Party 40,000 Republicans to vote doesn’t get it,” said Amy Kre- Tuesday in Delaware. mer, a former Delta Air Lines O’Donnell could win by conflight attendant from Atlanta vincing just 2 percent of the who is chairwoman of the Tea state’s population, or 11 perParty Express. “They don’t cent of its registered GOP votget that people are fed up ers, to vote for her. with the good-old-boy club If turnout is low in urbanand fed up with the way estab- ized New Castle County, with lishment Republicans have Wilmington and other populagotten away from conserva- tion centers, O’Donnell could tive values.” eke out a win with support O’Donnell, a graduate of from rural Kent and Sussex Moorestown High School, has Counties to the south. run for the Senate twice beIn the closing days, Castle fore as a social conservative has argued that O’Donnell emphasizing traditional moral- cannot win in November, so ity, becoming the Republican giving her the GOP nominanominee in 2008, when she re- tion would elect the Democeived almost 141,000 votes crat, Chris Coons. but lost to Biden by 30 points. The tea party movement “is Castle, 71, began his career a detrimental influence as far in 1966, winning election to as the Republican Party is the Delaware House. In Con- concerned in a year like this,” gress, he has kept to the cen- Castle said Thursday night on ter of the road. WDEL-AM news/talk radio. The liberal Americans for “They have nominated three Democratic Action last year or four people who can’t get rated Castle the most liberal elected, and this is their final Republican in the House, say- stab at it. If they are as coning he voted in line with the servative as they claim to be, group’s views 55 percent of they have to realize they’re the time. He also voted 56 per- probably going to wind up cent of the time with the with a Democrat [in the SenAmerican Conservative ate] instead of a Republican Union. who could be helpful.” That’s nowhere close To many of the grassroots enough to good for tea party activists supporting O’Donnell, activists. They are angry that smacks of entitlement, about his votes in favor of the and only enrages them more. bank and auto bailouts and “That’s my girl,” said Frank


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Continued from A1 purple Brussels sprouts and other high-end produce for about 20 restaurants in Philadelphia, including Vetri, Osteria, and Zahav, and 50 more in New York such as Thomas Keller’s renowned Per Se and Daniel Boulud’s trendy eateries. Then there’s his fast-growKATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE / AP MARY ALTAFFER / AP ing circle of celebrity chefs, the glossy spread in a nationCarl Paladino, left, a tea party candidate for governor of New al food magazine, and a push York, is in a statistical tie with Republican Party-backed Rick to host his own cable-TV seLazio in a new poll. The primary election will be Tuesday. ries showing how food gets from farm to table. And on Sept. 23, Culton’s more elaborate produce will go on the block at Sotheby’s “The Art of Farming” auction, featuring 23 organic growers and sustainable-food proponents Martha Stewart and Bette Midler, among others. campaign months after Lazio By Michael Gormley In some ways, the glitzy ASSOCIATED PRESS and has been treated as a side of Culton’s widening ALBANY, N.Y. — Tea party fringe candidate by many, of- world — his trademark offactivist Carl Paladino, run- ten ignored by Lazio as he beat wardrobe now includes ning for governor in New tried to focus attention on that $2,000 Armani jacket, on York on a wave of voter an- Democratic nominee Andrew loan from an upscale restauger, has pulled into a dead Cuomo, who has no primary rant — is a commentary on heat with Republican Party opponent. America’s unending mania designee Rick Lazio days beBut in recent months, Pala- for all things lavishly food-refore Tuesday’s GOP primary, dino has gained in the polls. lated. according to a poll released He has pushed his plan to cut Attention is now heaped Saturday. state spending 20 percent not just on the superstar The Siena College poll also and cut taxes 10 percent chefs who run gourmet resshows the five-way race for along with some unconven- taurants but also on the farmattorney general in the prima- tional social policies and a ers who supply them, espery is still bunched up with promise to stop the proposed cially with the growing popuState Sen. Eric Schneiderman mosque near ground zero. larity of the “eat local” moveand Nassau County District “A heavier-than-normal Re- ment. Attorney Kathleen Rice lead- publican turnout upstate will But friends say Culton’s key ing the pack. But 29 percent likely hand the nomination to to success is not the colorful of Democrats were undecid- Paladino, who leads upstate hats or the skateboard, but ed. 53 to 32 percent,” said Siena’s his authenticity and his devoThe poll also shows that Steven Greenberg. However, tion to his Lancaster County Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gilli- “a heavier-than-normal down- soil. brand has a commanding lead state suburban turnout will “He’s very charismatic, against her primary opponent, likely make Lazio the Republi- very articulate, very passionwhile most Republican voters can nominee, as he leads ate — I think it’s a bit of a Shoeless Tom Culton with his ax. Left, he remain undecided in whom there 55 to 30 percent.” surprise to people,” said brings Rouge vif d’Etampes pumpkins they want to take on DemoPaladino has had to use lit- Aaron Matzkin, a photograin from the field, planning soup by day’s cratic Sen. Charles E. Schum- tle of the $10 million he pher and partner in the TV end. Below, he shells Flageolet beans er. pledged to use of his own for- project, who met him at the that he had gathered in his hat. Paladino, a Buffalo develop- tune as he fought Republican Headhouse a few years ago. er, had 42 percent of Republi- leaders over months who had “He has this great happy-gocans’ support for governor in tried to deny him a chance to lucky childlike attitude tothe Siena College Poll to 43 speak at this summer’s rau- ward life, but once you start percent for Lazio, a former cous GOP convention. talking to him about what he congressman. That is a statisInstead, he petitioned his does, he certainly knows tical tie in the survey with a way into the primary with what he’s talking about. He’s margin of error of plus or mi- 30,000 Republican signatures passionate and articulate. nus 4 percentage points. and started his own taxpay- He’s not blowing smoke.” However, 15 percent re- ers party for a second line, After all, even a farmer mained undecided. which threatens the future of whose produce is featured in The poll shows Lazio with the Conservative Party, Bon Appétit magazine, as Culcommand of New York City whose leaders have backed ton’s crops were recently, still and his home base of Long Lazio. has to deal with the humbling Island, with Paladino getting The Siena poll questioned hard work and unpredictable strong support from upstate 615 likely Democratic voters weather that go into urging Republicans, whose turnout and 610 Republican voters tiny seeds to sprout into a in GOP primaries is more reli- from Tuesday through Thurs- bounty of fruits and vegetaable. Paladino started the day. bles. “I do hustle from the time I wake up in the morning,” said Culton, standing amid rows of potatoes on his lush 53-acre tract in Silver Spring, outside Lancaster, in his usuThat prompted a tart re- al work getup of straw boater, So much so that Culton of- ers that Vetri was the hottest them,” said Cavanaugh, who sponse from Palin on Friday. ascot, and bare feet. ten has the longest line at the restaurant in the city. was tickled with the French The former Alaska governor “It’s the nature of the busi- market. A 2007 phone call led chef- pumpkins that Culton said in her own Twitter mes- ness. You can’t sit back and “He is a good salesman. He owner Marc Vetri to send his dropped off recently. sage that “Arnold should wait for the world to come to won’t let you go until he gets chefs to the Culton spread, Culton’s farm is one of JACKSON, Ky. — A gunman have landed” so she could ex- you.” his point across about what where they started purchas- 5,400 remaining in Lancaster enraged over how his wife plain to him her state’s multiHard work is in Culton’s he has to offer,” she said. ing Italian artichokes and oth- County. Most don’t have the cooked his eggs in rural east- billion-dollar budget surplus. bloodlines. His family has Culton’s coming of age coin- er hard-to-find delicacies. cachet or high profile of Culern Kentucky shot five people California has a $19 billion been in the Lancaster County cided with a decade of rapid “It’s things they can’t get ton Organics, and many are dead with a shotgun before budget deficit. — AP area since 1740. But Culton change in the restaurant busi- from anyone else than me,” struggling. killing himself, a relative of Organics has replaced the ness, and he was quick to Culton said. Some have mixed feelings two of the victims said. barely-scraping-by staples pick up on the trends. Three years later, Culton about the notion of the farmTrooper Jody Sims of the that his mother and grandfaFrom local chefs, he now sends a refrigerator truck er-as-rock-star. Kentucky State Police said ther grew there — such as learned that restaurants were once a week to New York with “We have two different that Stanley Neace, 47, killed tobacco and carlooking for high- produce. A new visitor to his kinds of farmer, those that five people in two mobile rots — with Flaer-quality pro- farm last October — TV’s Top are celebrities and the poor Staff photographs by homes around 11:30 a.m. SatBOULDER, Colo. — Fire geolet beans, duce and more Chef head judge and Craft res- schlubs out there without the Michael Bryant urday, then went to his home managers were confident Sat- R o u g e vif variety than taurants impresario Tom Colic- heirloom tomatoes,” said and turned the gun on him- urday that they had stopped a d’Etampes they were get- chio — is a customer. Ann Karlen, director of Fair self. wildfire burning in the Colo- pumpkins, and those purple ting from large distributors. “It was cool,” Culton said of Food, which connects PhilaSims said that when state rado foothills from spreading, Brussels sprouts. Not your After a few trips to France, the visit, even as he acknowl- delphia chefs with farmers in police arrived about an hour but people who live in the typical Amish market fare. he began growing heirloom edged he didn’t know a lot Southeastern Pennsylvania after the gunfire began, they blaze’s path still did not know Reinventing the family crops. Then he cold-called res- about Top Chef. and runs a stand at the Readheard a single gunshot and when they would be able to farm was not something he taurants. His first major “get” Chef-owner Sean Ca- ing Terminal. “I believe all found Neace’s body on the return to their homes — or had planned to tackle at such was the venerable Le Bec- vanaugh of Lancaster’s John are vital to our region. But do porch of his home in the mo- what remains of them. a young age. Culton, a Hemp- Fin, which bought small table J. Jeffries called Culton “the farmers have to be celebribile home park outside JackThe fire has destroyed at field High School graduate grapes from 75-year-old vines new standard” for organic ties? Could we instead have son in Breathitt County. least 169 houses and is burn- who did not attend college, that Culton says a French po- farming. As the restaurant’s deep respect for the work Sherri Anne Robinson, a ing on a 10-square-mile area was only 20 when his mother liceman gave to his grandfa- main supplier, Culton offers they do and pay them a fair relative of two of the vic- in canyons five miles west of died in 2001 and he took over ther. dozens of unusual varieties, wage?” tims, said witnesses to the Boulder. By Saturday, about the family business. In the meantime, the unusu- Cavanaugh said. Currently, Culton works 20 shootings told her that half the blaze’s perimeter had Almost from the beginning, ally attired young farmer be“He doesn’t just grow toma- of his acres with only his Neace became enraged fire lines built around it to he knew he would have to be- came a Sunday fixture in the toes or squash or onions. He 78-year-old grandfather and when his wife did not cook keep sparks from spreading come what he called “the ulti- crowded Headhouse, where grows 15 different kinds with one hired hand. For the first his breakfast to his liking. the flames to the area be- mate hustler.” He said: “As a he learned by asking custom- different characteristics to time he was able to put some Robinson said that when his yond. businessman you got to have money away last year. wife fled to a neighbor’s trailCrews hope to have the fire that mentality, unless you have “I don’t want it to comproer, Neace followed and shot fully contained by Monday a trust fund. You’re either in mise my relation to the land,” his wife, his stepdaughter, evening with the help of debt to the bank or working he said of the relentless pitchand three witnesses. Robin- calmer winds and the efforts your butt off. I was raised that ing. “When I go to the beach son said he allowed a young of about 1,000 firefighters you don’t want to be in debt to for two days, my heart is girl to flee. — AP from 20 states who have the bank.” here. You love your land so been digging those lines. It It helps enormously that much you want to be here.” has cost $4.9 million to fight Culton is a bundle of perpetuThat said, Culton goes back the fire, among the most de- al energy — his joints jangle to digging up potatoes — his structive in the state’s histo- as he talks enthusiastically grandfather driving the tracry. — AP about his passions, whether tor while he steers the plow. it’s working the land or his There are some monster tuSACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sunday-night soccer matches. bers that he picks up to show Flying over Alaska on his Elsewhere: Friends say his high-enervisitors. way to a trade mission in Competitive eater Joey Chestnut, gy, attention-grabbing persoSuddenly he shouts to his Asia, California Gov. Arnold also known as “Jaws,” na is simply who Tom Culton grandfather to stop, and he Schwarzenegger couldn’t downed 47 burritos stuffed is, and not a tad contrived — pulls a cell phone out of his help but take a lighthearted with beef, beans, and green not that the sideshow isn’t pocket. It is a call from Culjab at the state’s former gov- chile in 10 minutes at the great for business. ton’s alternate universe — a ernor. New Mexico State Fair in Al“Tom is a fun guy; he enterrestaurant that loved the His Twitter message Thurs- buquerque on Saturday, beat- tains the customers,” Katy French carrots that he recentday night said he was “look- ing the previous record of Wich, Headhouse manager, ly delivered. ing everywhere but can’t see 331/2. The prize was $1,500. said with a laugh. “He’s goofy, “It’s nice to hear,” Culton Russia from here,” a refer- Chestnut, of San Jose, Calif., but very serious about farmsays, then goes back to doing ence to an infamous remark won the annual July Fourth ing and the products he what he does best. from Republican then-vice hot dog eating contest at New brings to the market. He presidential candidate Sarah York’s Coney Island for the loves to talk about the varietContact staff writer Kathy Palin during the 2008 presi- fourth year in a row this sum- ies and their place in differ- One of three Oberhasli dairy goats gets a kiss from the boss. Boccella at 610-313-8123 or dential campaign. mer. ent cuisines.” Culton has plans to make his own artisan goat cheese.

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Continued from A1 the PHA board for failing to report four sexual-harassment claims filed against him, never acted on the document. Sources familiar with the probe made its findings known only last week after Street publicly accused Greene of covering up settlements of the sexual-harassment claims. Street has also said Greene would lose his job if an internal board investigation proved even one of the claims had merit. In an e-mail message late Friday, Street defended his actions and Lindsay’s performance. “I authorized the time sheets because she worked,” he said. On her own behalf, Lindsay said Friday in an e-mail: “I did PHA work on PHA time and legal work on my own time.” Educated at Masterman High School, Howard University, and Howard Law School, Lindsay was a relative unknown until her name surfaced as the target of Greene’s surveillance. The private detectives tracked her for five workdays in December, just before she left on maternity leave, beginning their stakeouts at what they determined was her residence in Cherry Hill. PHA requires most employees to live in Philadelphia. In her e-mail, Lindsay said, “I live in Philadelphia. My boyfriend lives in Cherry Hill. I won’t discuss any other particulars of my personal life.” Investigators performed a “computer forensic analysis” of her PHA desktop computer and a laptop that they determined she also used at work, copying both hard drives and reviewing their contents in October. Lindsay said the laptop was her personal property. Street asserted that “invading her computer” may be illegal. Lindsay was not interviewed by the investigators or by PHA. In the report, dated Feb. 22, 2010, the former federal agents said their conclusions were “preliminary.” “The five days that I was followed, I did work for the

chairman and PHA,” Lindsay said. “Some days, I worked remotely and other days went into the office late.” In her defense, Street added: “Lawyers often work at places other than their office work stations. PHA has a policy of allowing employees to work from home.” To manage the surveillance operation, Greene tapped his chief of staff, Shelly James, who turned to James J. Eisenhower, a well-known Philadelphia lawyer who is a partner at Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis L.L.P., one of Philadelphia’s premier law firms. He was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for state attorney general in 2000 and 2004 and serves as chairman of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority. His wife, Nora Dowd Eisenhower, a former secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Aging, has been paid $471,209 by PHA since early 2009 for creating programs for the agency’s elderly tenants, officials said. She left her state job in the fall of 2008. Greene’s investigation of Lindsay was paid for with PHA money, although it was not known how much the investigation cost. Eisenhower retained Auld & Associates, a Delaware County firm known for hiring former FBI and IRS agents and retired Philadelphia police officers. Eisenhower declined to comment, as did Auld. The surveillance started in June and ended in January, when Auld sent Eisenhower a CD containing copies of Lindsay’s two computer drives. The disclosures involving Greene’s secret surveillance of Lindsay come as Greene and Street are locked in battle over Greene’s performance and his future at PHA. Street has asserted that the board was never told about three sexual-harassment claims against Greene by female employees that were secretly settled for a total of $648,000. A fourth claim has been tentatively settled for $250,000, although no settlement papers have been

Lawyer Kafi Lindsay, aide to

PHA Board Chairman John F. Street, was tracked for five workdays in December. On Friday, she said in an e-mail: “I did PHA work on PHA time and legal work on my own time.”

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signed. In all four cases, women said they had been demoted or fired for not succumbing to Greene’s sexual advances. Greene has denied those allegations. Last week, Street accused Greene of orchestrating a “cover-up” to hide the sexualharassment claims from the board. Greene has responded by suing the PHA board in federal court, saying it damaged his reputation and denied him due process. Greene is receiving inpatient medical care at a facility in Maryland. Before his suspension, he took a leave to deal with “stress” triggered in mid-August by an avalanche of negative press that began with reports of personal financial problems. They were quickly followed by accounts of sexual harassment of female employees, and highly abusive behavior toward both male and female employees, who described a climate of fear and intimidation at the agency. Those reports from inside the agency were at odds with Greene’s national reputation as a highly competent, even visionary, director of the nation’s fourth-largest publichousing agency, which has a federally funded annual budget of $345 million. At stake now is not only Greene’s 13-year tenure, but also more than $600,000 in compensation Greene is expected to claim if the board terminates his contract, which seems likely.



His lawyer, Clifford E. Haines, declined to comment Friday. In filing suit Tuesday, Haines said that Greene’s “reputation has been irreparably damaged,” and that Greene was entitled to the “remaining terms” of his contract, which has two years to run. His salary last year was $306,370, and he received a $44,188 bonus. Lindsay was hired in December 2008, went on maternity leave in January this year, and returned to work at the end of March. PHA records show a return date of April 1. The video surveillance of Lindsay’s comings and goings from a Cherry Hill apartment occurred during five weekdays in December. Surveillance in New Jersey typically started at 8 a.m. and ended at 1 p.m. On Thursday, Dec. 10, the investigators reported that her car had never left the residence parking lot. The following day, she drove away at 10:33 a.m. to a nearby Home Depot, returned to the home within the hour, and did not leave again that day. The next Monday, Dec. 14, Lindsay left the home at 12:13 p.m., but the investigators lost her “in heavy traffic approximately 17 minutes later.” On Dec. 16, a Wednesday, she was observed leaving at 12:12 p.m. and driving to Philadelphia, where she was last seen entering a parking garage. The final day of surveil-

lance was Dec. 18, when her vehicle remained parked at the residence from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Her computer hard drives were “mirrored” Oct. 22 when PHA allowed an Auld “forensic analyst” into the office after hours. Both computers were already running. The report does not always specify whether the files copied by Auld were found on the laptop or desktop computer. Among the computer files copied were documents connected to an urban politics course Street teaches at Temple University, “several lists of names of individuals recognizable as influential Philadelphians … possibly related to Mr. Street’s class,” and a spreadsheet of nationwide media contacts, including George Stephanopoulos and German television. The legal documents found on her office computer were for a firm called Triumph Investment Group Inc. They included a legal billing program indicating it was used in 2009, “various undated drafts” of legal memorandums involving Triumph, and 2009 letters to bankruptcy court. In an earlier interview, Lindsay said she never did outside work on PHA time. “I do pro bono work for people facing foreclosure,” she said. Court records show that in January 2009, Lindsay filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy docu-



ments for Triumph — a Delaware company that listed its worth at $2 million. Owned by Richard Ross, Triumph in 2003 purchased a building in the 700 block of North 63d Street. It received a $1.3 million mortgage on the property, but was unable to pay the debt. Lindsay filed a series motions in the bankruptcy, which was dismissed in August 2009 after Triumph was unable to implement a reorganization plan. Three months later, the building went to sheriff’s sale. Ross, who lived in West Philadelphia, is now deceased, his son said. In a related matter, at a meeting Thursday, PHA’s fivemember board was given an accounting of every legal settlement since 1998 that went before the board as a resolution for approval. Of 33 submitted over 12 years, none included any of the three known sexual-harassment cases settled against Greene. The document thus appears to corroborate Street’s assertion that the board was unaware of the pattern of settlements. The accounting included a separate table listing hundreds of other civil cases settled with payouts by PHA’s insurer, but without board action. Under PHA rules, settlements below a certain amount were not taken before the board for approval. This table shows that a woman who accused Greene of sexual harassment received a $300,000 payment in 2008 from PHA’s carrier. Her case was apparently never brought before the board because PHA itself, as distinct from the carrier, paid her only $50,000. That sum was below the threshold for board approval and detailed disclosure. From 2002 on, the threshold for board action was raised to settlements greater than $100,000. Before that, the threshold was $50,000. Contact staff writer Nathan Gorenstein at 215-854-2797 or Contributing to this article were Inquirer staff writers Mark Fazlollah, Jennifer Lin, and Craig McCoy.





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CATTO from A1 ing damages of $500 per passenger against any streetcar company or employee that barred passengers “on account of color, or race, or who shall refuse to carry such person … or who shall throw any car, or cars, from the track, thereby preventing persons from riding.” Violators would be fined $100 to $500, or jailed for up to 90 days. State Sen. Morrow Lowry, the league’s white friend from Erie, accepted this draft and promised that this session of the state legislature would be different from the last. The timing seemed right. In Washington, Thaddeus Stevens and other Radical Republicans were poised to pass the 14th Amendment over President Andrew Johnson’s veto. The amendment granted citizenship and equality before the law and was the last stepping-stone before giving colored men the vote. In their offices in Philadelphia, on Liberty Hall’s third floor, Catto and the league’s other board members were like telegraphers, sending and receiving messages about two causes that fueled each other — the battles for the streetcars and the ballot. A message went out to state legislators from the car committee: Support our bill, and we will support you. Men elected from the rich alluvial farm basins and rolling Alleghenies needed convincing that a vote for the Negroes’ bill would someday win them Negro votes back home.

Editor’s note: In an effort to reflect the language of the era accurately, Tasting Freedom includes words used to depict race that might be considered offensive.

plated the moment. “True, reforms move slowly, and it will require time and patience for the people who have been cradled in oppression and prejudice to become educated out of their false views. But there is no mistaking the fact that there is a better feeling and understanding existing between the white and colored people of this country than ever before.” In Harrisburg on Feb. 5, 1867, Lowry formally introduced the tougher bill drafted Library of Congress by the league’s car committee. “The prospects for its pasHorse-drawn streetcars travel routes around Independence Hall in 1876, nearly a decade after sage are cheering,” Catto, the governor signed a law making it illegal to prohibit people of color from city streetcars. Bowser, and Forten reported “The hour has come to depaign. He called for bodily de- to the league. “It will be mand it now!” she said. fiance of the streetcar rule. In brought up at the earliest posanother time, that defiance sible moment. … [We] are sanA call for defiance would be described as civil guine that the governor will The streetcar protests bedisobedience. sign it without hesitancy.” came rhythmic: Defy the rule. “He recommended the genBut one more battle had to Tell the newspapers. Speak at tlemen to vindicate their man- be fought, in the middle of the meetings. Go to court. hood,” a newspaper reported, the night: Democrats attemptMen and women — even “and no longer suffer defense- ed once again to poison the pregnant women — interminless women and children to bill with parliamentary magled with white throngs and be assaulted or insulted with neuvers. Finally, the Republimade their way to seats in impunity by ruffianly conduc- can majority forced a call of cars before conductors notors and drivers.” the roll — and by a party-line ticed. “They made organized He condemned the compa- vote of 50 to 27, the streetcars effort to appear on every car nies for ejecting soldiers’ of Pennsylvania were opened that was on the street,” a Library of Congress loved ones and “delicate wom- to passengers of color. white eyewitness wrote. Lucretia Mott spoke out en,” the Victorian way of saySaturday’s Philadelphia “They could not be excluded, forcefully in support of ing “pregnant.” He offered Press reported that Republias the cars were compelled to the effort to desegregate. resolutions — “That we ear- can Gov. John W. Geary signed Lucretia Mott speaks up stop because white passennestly and unitedly protest the bill on Friday, March 22. The bill advanced in fits gers were waiting.” Another tees. The night before, he had against the proscription All that remained was to test and starts. Catto, Forten, and writer said confrontations on been at his weekly St. Tho- which excludes us from the the law in the streets. Bowser reported to the the cars “are almost of daily mas vestry meeting. On the city cars, as an outrage This was no routine matter. league’s next convention, in occurrence.” following Tuesday, he would against the enlightened civili- Men as old as Robert Purvis Pittsburgh, that their efforts Two colored women, one return to Liberty Hall on Lom- zation of the age.” and William Whipper rememhad been stymied by a turn- from Baltimore and one “very bard Street to take minutes at bered when a previous state coat Philadelphia senator distinguished lady” from Phil- the national Equal Rights A new law, an old fear law had granted them the “who pretended to be [a] adelphia, entered a Spruce- League board meeting. By the end of the year, a few vote but gave no shield friend of the bill.” Pine Street car and paid their He moved about from one legislators who had opposed against white fists at the Some supporters said it fares. When the conductor end of the state to the other the old streetcar bill were polls. Someone respectable was time to stop devoting en- saw them, he ordered them on behalf of the league, typi- coming around for the new should test the law. Better a ergy to a cause so heroic and “to quit the car, but [they] de- cally accompanied by any one. In Washington, Congress minister or teacher than a hopeless. The Rev. Stephen clined doing so,” a newspaper number of his “band of broth- was on the brink of granting washer or a maid. Someone Smith — a colored leader reported. ers”: Jacob White Jr., Robert votes to Negroes in the recon- to stand straight in a rain of since before Catto was born “The car was then driven Adger, William Minton, Alfred structed South. Everyone saw words or blows. — professed “an entire lack off at a furious rate.” When Green, Bowser, Forten. And that it was only a matter of of confidence” that enough the two women tried to get in their leisure time, they time before Negroes would The law’s first legal test white minds could be out, they were told they were were starting a local Negro vote in Scranton and Altoona. On the first Monday of changed. being taken away to be “white- baseball team. You can guess The Democrats’ newspaper, spring, young women in PhilaWhite allies flinched, too. washed.” who was captain. the Age, warned that black delphia were trying new In fall 1866, Henry Peterson, Tactics risking injury and In Sansom Street Hall, he voters would turn Philadel- styles — straw bonnets, editor of the Saturday imprisonment did not lend methodically drew together phia into the next Haiti. chintzes, plaid silks from InEvening Post, told fellow Anti- themselves to broadsides or the threads of the car camA colored writer contem- dia, and new hoopskirts, only Slavery Society members in other public declarations. Perthree yards ’round and more Philadelphia that “even an haps the closest anyone came flexible, suited to modern army of occupation” could to such a declaration was a Tasting Freedom: times, to sitting at a teacher’s not integrate the cars. speech delivered on a sumOctavius Catto and the desk or riding a crowded car. At that same meeting, Lu- mer night in 1866. A colored Battle for Equality in Under a cloudless nooncretia Mott spoke up. audience had gathered to deCivil War America is time sky, the Ohio School’s No one needed to be re- cry the “shameful” streetcar available for purchase at young colored principal and minded that she had been at ejections of four women. The bookstores or on the Web her colored assistant walked the barricades for half a cen- main speaker was Catto. The at to Eleventh and Lombard tury. She had defied a may- meeting was on June 21, 1866, (weblink: www. Streets, where the Tenth and tempress/titles/1839 or’s warning against “unnec- at Sansom Street Hall. Eleventh Street Railway ran. _reg.html) and through essary walking” with Negro He was 27 now, part educaThe assistant, Alice Gordon, men; she had defied a mob tor and part agitator, possessother online retailers. stood by as the principal, Carthat vowed to put the match ing the elements his teachers, More on the book, oline Le Count, flagged down to her house; and now she de- Charles Reason and Ebenezer including photos, a video, the yellow car and caught the fied the pragmatism of her al- Bassett, had compounded in thumbnail bios, and attention of the conductor. lies. Mott exhorted the group the classrooms of the Instibook-related events, is at His name was Edwin F. to keep agitating as the street- tute for Colored Youth. Like Thompson, and he looked car bill moved through the his father, he threw himself right back at Le Count. He statehouse. into many causes and commit“sneered at her,” as a newspa-

per put it, and kept the car moving. He uttered the same words heard by colored soldiers and their loved ones: “We don’t allow niggers to ride!” Just a month past her 21st birthday, Le Count was prepared. The young educator, seen lately in Catto’s company, promptly filed a complaint. In court, she held up a copy of the Press with the news that the governor had signed the law. I know nothing of a new law, the magistrate said, and I do not trust that paper. Le Count promptly obtained a certified copy of the law. Thompson and his company paid a $100 fine.

The victors return home

A letter from Harrisburg was read out loud at a meeting in Liberty Hall. The letter was from Lowry and 14 other legislators who had supported the car bill. “We have found you here every week from [the bill’s] presentation to its final passage, earnestly and persistently working for it,” the legislators wrote. “This bill is essentially your own.” The Press reprinted the letter on the same page as news of the law’s first test, a complaint filed by “a mulatto woman named Caroline R. Le Count.” An editorial said her case showed that the law would be “vigorously enforced.” At the victory meeting, resolutions of thanks were voted for the three lobbyists. They had trundled off a year earlier to lay siege to the state capital with no more ammunition than a stack of Equal Rights League pamphlets and an argument that in Harrisburg, in Washington, in America, the time was right. Now they’d come home victors. The meeting also voted a resolution of gratitude to Lucretia Mott. Then, one by one, Forten, Bowser, and Catto stood, and cheers went up. Commentators agreed on the reasons for this victory: Certain legislators had been convinced that the only way to win Negro votes in the future was to pass a bill in the present. The league’s trio, the artistic Bowser, the persnickety Forten, and the “rising” Catto, were credited with the final bit of convincing. Benjamin Hunt concluded that “love to the Lord and the neighbor” did less to change legislators’ minds than “the near approach of Negro suffrage in the State.” Now the victors could wonder: What might they achieve with the vote? Would all the outrages begin to fade away, as the league had once predicted, to “disappear as the dews of morning before the morning sun”? As the huzzahs for Catto, Forten, Bowser, and Mott shook the chandeliers of Liberty Hall, that day drew nearer.

Monday: Battles on the Ball Field

A new push for repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ Gay-rights advocates want the Senate to act fast, fearing Democratic losses in November.

“If we don’t speak up now, our window for repeal could close,” said Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign. Supporters of repeal hope senators heed the ruling issued Thursday in Los AngeBy David Crary ASSOCIATED PRESS les by U.S. District Judge VirNEW YORK — Elated by a ginia Phillips, who said that major court victory, gay- “don’t ask, don’t tell” was an rights activists are stepping unconstitutional violation of up pressure on Congress to the due-process and freerepeal the military’s “don’t speech rights of gays and lesask, don’t tell” policy this bians. month. They want to avoid poThe policy has a “direct and tentially lengthy appeals and deleterious effect” on the milifear their chances for a legis- tary by hurting recruitment lative fix will fade after Elec- efforts during wartime and retion Day. quiring the discharge of serThe House voted in May to vice members who have critirepeal the 17-year-old policy cal skills and training, she banning openly gay service said. members. Many majority The Log Cabin RepubliDemocrats in the Senate cans, a GOP gay-rights organiwant to take up the matter in zation, sued the federal govthe remaining four weeks be- ernment in 2004 to stop the fore the preelection recess, policy, and Phillips said she but face opposition from Re- would draft an order within a publican leaders. week doing just that. The U.S. National gay-rights groups, Department of Justice hasn’t fearing possible Democratic yet said whether it will appeal losses on Nov. 2, urged their the ruling. supporters Friday to flood senDefense Secretary Robert ators’ offices with phone calls M. Gates and Joint Chiefs of and e-mails asking that the Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Senate vote on the measure Mullen — both in favor of reduring the week of Sept. 20. pealing “don’t ask, don’t tell”

— say they prefer that the change wait until the military completes a review of the issue. That study, due in December, includes surveys of troops and their families to get their views and help determine how a change would be implemented. Gay-rights activists, worried that the election could tilt the balance of power in Congress, don’t want to wait. “We’re pleased by the judge’s decision, but this decision is likely to be appealed and will linger for years,” said Aubrey Sarvis of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, which has lobbied against “don’t ask, don’t tell.” The House-passed repeal measure is contained in a broader defense policy bill that has yet to be sent to the Senate floor because of an objection by Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) during debate in the Armed Services Committee. McCain said that it was “disgraceful” to push for a vote on the repeal before completion of the Pentagon review. Democrats, who effectively hold 59 Senate seats, will need at least some Republican support to reach the 60


Protesting “don’t ask, don’t tell” outside the White House in April were (from left) Autumn Sandeen, Dan Choi, Evelyn Thomas, Jim Pietrangelo II, Mara Boyd, and Larry Whitt.

votes needed to pass the bill. Republican Susan Collins of Maine voted for repeal in committee. The Senate has a packed agenda for the next few weeks before its recess, and Republicans have warned that they might not make time for the defense bill if it contains controversial amendments. Along with the “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal, it includes a proposal that would allow female service members to receive abortions at military facilities. Among those on the spot is

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, who must decide how hard to push for a vote on the repeal. Over the summer, Reid was given the West Point ring of Lt. Dan Choi, an Iraq war veteran who was discharged from the New York Army National Guard because he was open about his homosexuality. Choi said he would take back the ring only when “don’t ask, don’t tell” was repealed, and he was among many activists urging Reid to press hard for a vote. “The time for accountabili-

ty has come,” Choi said Friday. “Sen. Reid needs to follow the leadership of Judge Phillips and take immediate action to support the men and women serving in our nation’s military.” President Obama has said he would like “don’t ask, don’t tell” repealed, but wants Congress to take the lead in accomplishing that. Republicans on Friday called on the administration to defend the law until the Defense Department has had a chance to complete its review.

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Mourners gather around a reflecting pool filled with flowers and photographs at the site where the World Trade Center once stood. Saturday’s memorial service in New York drew thousands.

At 9/11 memorial, political tensions 9/11 from A1 posters and photographs that victims’ relatives held aloft bluntly injected politics into New York’s annual ceremony, addressing the debate over plans to build a Muslim community center and mosque near ground zero. Thousands filled the makeshift plaza beside a construction site sprouting cranes and American flags on a crystal-clear morning a few degrees cooler than the one nine years ago. They carried cups of coffee and wore T-shirts with the symbols of the response agencies that paid so dearly. From early morning until midday, they placed flowers at ground zero. During the ceremony, knots of protesters with opposing signs (“Pro-Muslim, Anti-Racist”; “No Mosque”) wandered the area, sometimes arguing. In the afternoon a few blocks from ground zero, police officers and barricades enforced separation between pro- and anti-Muslim center protests that each drew about 2,000 people. Thousands were to gather later in Anchorage to pay $74 to $225 to hear speeches by Glenn Beck, the conservative broadcaster, and Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor. Around the country, people debated the meaning of 9/11 and the appropriateness of political rallies and protests on its anniversary. Obama said at the memorial honoring the nearly 200 victims of the attack on the Pentagon that those responsible sought to divide the country. “They may seek to spark conflict between different faiths, but as Americans we are not — and never will be — at war with Islam,” Obama said. “It was not a religion that attacked us that September day; it was al-Qaeda, a sorry band of men which perverts religion. And just as we condemn intoler-

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Hassan Hamza after the service.

He was a firefighter at ground zero, where three of his friends died.

DON EMMERT / Associated Press, Pool

Family and friends of those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center grieve in New York. ance and extremism abroad, so will we stay true to our traditions here at home as a diverse and tolerant nation.” In Shanksville, Pa., where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed after passengers revolted, the focus remained on the victims, with speeches by first lady Michelle Obama and her predecessor, Laura Bush. Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who had announced, then suspended, plans to burn copies of the Quran, arrived in New York on Friday seeking a meeting with the imam

behind the proposed Muslim center. The pastor’s presence in the city, under police protection, only added to the drama of the day. Speaking on NBC’s Today show, Jones said that neither he nor his congregants would burn the Quran on Saturday, or ever, whether or not he met with the imam. “We feel that God is telling us to stop,” he said. Scattered imitators adopted his idea. Near the White House, 10 people from Operation Rescue, the Christian antiabortion group, tore from the Quran pages containing verses

calling for killing or shunning nonMuslims. Near ground zero, one man in a baseball cap burned what appeared to be a page of the Quran. Behind him, someone held a sign: “Real Americans don’t burn Korans.” Supporters of the proposed Muslim center rallied at City Hall Park. The group was organized by leftwing and pro-Palestinian groups. Opponents of the Muslim center gathered later a few blocks away, organized by the Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America, both organizations head-

ed by the right-wing blogger Pamela Geller. Most of the crowd chanted “No mosque” or “USA,” but at one point when a speaker mentioned Muslims, there were shouts of “Kill them all!” For many, the intrusion of politics was cause for a new kind of mourning — for the setting aside of differences that many Americans felt on previous anniversaries. “We need to get back to that commonality and spirit that we had after 9/11,” said Julie Menin, the chairwoman of the local community board, who has been active in rebuilding Lower Manhattan and supports the Muslim center. “Whether they were Democrat or Republican, religious or atheists, the country was united,” she said. “Now people are being torn apart by this issue.”

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Protesters for and against the proposed mosque near ground zero. At left, Muslim children hold up placards at a pro-mosque rally. At right, anti-mosque protesters wave flags and carry signs.

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Christa Horrocks comforts her brother, Mick, at the unveiling of the statue of

their father at West Chester University, where he was a 1980s quarterback.

WCU dedicates statue honoring copilot Horrocks By George Anastasia


Mike Horrocks was described as an inspiration, a hero, and a legend Saturday at a ceremony to mark the unveiling of a statue in his memory in West Chester. The West Chester University football star (Class of 1985) was the copilot on United Airlines Flight 175, the second plane that was hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The ramifications of that day, still felt around the world, were acknowledged at thousands of commemorative events throughout the country Saturday. But it is hard to imagine that any were more personal than the one that attracted about 500 relatives and friends of Horrocks to the north end of Farrell Stadium at West Chester University. Horrocks’ 18-year-old daughter, Christa, a college freshman in South Carolina, set the tone. “He was a hero not because of the way he died, but because of the way he lived,” she said. “He laughed often, and he loved deeply.” As she spoke on a podium next to the statue, her brother, Mick, 15, stood behind her, a hand resting on her shoulder.

Both wore purple West Chester University football jerseys with their father’s No. 14. The life-size statue shows Horrocks, a starting quarterback for two years, throwing a pass. Mounted on a marble pedestal in a corner just beyond the northern end zone, the statue and a scholarship endowment in Horrocks’ name are the work of friends and teammates who decided to honor his memory. (They have raised about $150,000 for the endowment. The goal is $500,000. Donations can be made through the West Chester University athletic department.) Dozens of Horrocks’ teammates were in the crowd Saturday. Most wore commemorative yellow T-shirts with NEVER and FORGET bracketing the number 14. Christa Horrocks, whose remarks drew tears and led to a standing ovation, talked about how her father often had quoted a line from the 1993 movie The Sandlot to her and her brother. The movie, about young boys playing baseball, underscored all that was good about sports, competition, and teamwork, things that she said her father had espoused. “Remember, kid, there’s heroes

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United and Continental Airlines pilots and crew, all friends of Mike Horrocks’, stand by his statue at Farrell Stadium.

Mike Horrocks holding his daughter, Christa.

“He was a hero not because of the way he died, but because of the way he lived. He laughed often, and he loved deeply.” Christa Horrocks

and there’s legends,” she said, repeating the line from the movie. “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Follow your heart, kid, and you’ll never go wrong.” Christa Horrocks spoke about how her sometimes clouded memory of her father is brought back sharply into focus when his friends and teammates tell stories about “his leadership, integrity … his character, modesty, and sense of humor.” Mike Horrocks, according to many who knew him and who turned out for Saturday’s ceremony, followed his heart in all he did:

Horrocks’ widow,

Miriam, at the tribute.

playing the game he loved at West Chester; serving after college in the Marine Corps, where he became a pilot; and then taking to the air with United Airlines while raising a family with his wife, Miriam. His parents, two brothers, and a sister were on hand with his widow and children for the unveiling and ceremonies just before the West Chester-Edinboro game. A bronze plaque on the pedestal beneath the statue reads in part: “It is the hope … that Mike’s enduring legacy of honor, vigilance, duty and character will inspire generations of West Chester athletes.”

It also includes in bold, capital letters: WE SHALL NEVER FORGET. Players jogged single-file past the statue before the game, each pausing to touch it. The university marching band played a tribute to its former star quarterback, and the university presented his widow with a replica of the statue. Moments before kickoff, three Marine C-130 Hercules cargo planes flew overhead. The planes were from Horrocks’ Marine squadron. John Mininno, Tom Schafer, and Joe Walsh, three former teammates and part of the group that led the drive to establish the statue and endowment, were among the coordinators of Saturday’s event. Mininno, the master of ceremonies, concluded by borrowing from another sports movie, Field of Dreams. As he looked toward the football field, he said: “This place will always be a little bit of heaven. And I like to think that now that Mike has come home to it, it’s just a little bit better.” Contact staff writer George Anastasia at 856-779-3846 or

Remembering heroes of United Flight 93

FLIGHT 93 from A1 minded mission and willingness to make a sacrifice for people they would never meet. “They rose as one. … Together they changed history’s course,” she said. The 9/11 commemoration was the first official public event at the crash site’s western overlook, where families had their first glimpse of the place their loved ones perished, but which had been closed for many years. The ceremony, with its solemn reading of the names of passengers and crew, the tolling of memorial bells at 10:03 a.m. — the time of the crash — and choral music against a rolling mountain backdrop, stood in contrast to the furor over the proposed Islamic center near the World Trade Center site. (Two detractors, including Tom Burnett, father of passenger Tom Burnett Jr., have taken out periodic full-page ads in the local newspaper protesting “Muslim-inspired” crescent shapes in the park design, an allegation that architect Paul Murdoch has dismissed as completely untrue and many families view as offensive.) Obama and Bush, who were joined by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Gov. Rendell, recognized the start of the long-awaited transformation of the battered landscape into a 2,200-acre national memorial park. Earthmoving machines have begun to carve out the major features of the site, including groves of

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Family of those killed on United Flight 93 gather at the point of impact, which had been closed off until Saturday. trees, plazas, walkways, and walls, each rich with symbolism honoring passengers and tracing the final path of the plane. Murdoch, in an impromptu site tour Friday, pointed out a sample of the concrete mold for a memorial wall made from hemlock-tree impressions — the same species of tree as those that absorbed the impact of the crash and were denuded by the plane’s fireball.

Murdoch said work was proceeding as planned, but he was reluctant to say he saw any light at the end of the tunnel — even to the end of the first phase of the $60 million project, scheduled to be completed for the 10th anniversary, in 2011. “It’s encouraging, but there’s still a lot to be done,” Murdoch said. “Clearly we’ve reached a major milestone toward getting completed next year.” The final two phases of the

project, which include the visitor center and carillon highlighted by 40 chimes, are expected to be completed by 2014, providing the remaining funding is secured. Even as a construction site, the park has logged 1.4 million visitors, and ranks higher in visitation than many established national parks. Some family members were jolted at the sight of the newly graded landscape and piles of construction mate-

First lady Michelle Obama, with her

predecessor, Laura Bush, wipes away a tear during the Shanksville memorial.

Thousands fill the hillside for the

service. Gov. Rendell and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar also attended.

rials circling the “sacred ground,” where the remains of their loved ones are interred and had remained virtually undisturbed for years. “I don’t know what to think of it,” Yachiyo Kuge said through an interpreter as she placed a small Japanese flag, paper cranes, and Buddhist inscriptions on the chain-link fence above the crash site. “It’s too early to say.” Kuge’s son Toshiya was a 20-yearold college student on his way home to Japan on 9/11 after a summer of touring North America. Ed Root of Coopersburg, whose cousin Lorraine Bay was the senior flight attendant on Flight 93, brought a small black-and-white picture with him on this trip. It shows Bay, who grew up in Bucks County, at her 1964 graduation from stewardess-training school, dressed in a crisp uniform with white gloves and a cap, getting her “wings” pinned on her lapel by her father. Root, with his wife, Nancy; daughter Emily Schenkel; and 9-monthold granddaughter Lorraine (who is named for his cousin), fastened the photo to the fence, knowing it would be swept up with the artifacts later that day and put in storage with tens of thousands of other mementos left at the scene. Root spoke of his first visit to the desolate site on a “nasty” rainy March day in 2002 and how he envisions it will look one day. “It was a crime scene then,” he said. “I think it will be beautiful, and the memorial will have a focus. One hundred years from now, people will need that.” Obama, saying she was speaking not only as first lady but also as a mother, closed with a message to the young children of the passengers and crew — many of whom are now teenagers and young adults. She said the heroic actions of those aboard Flight 93 should continue to serve as an inspiration to them and future generations. “In having courage to move forward, you honor their courage,” she said. And know that “long after you’re gone, people will come here and listen to the echoes of those chimes … and they will see how a scar in the earth has healed; how it has grown back as a peaceful resting place for 40 of our nation’s heroes.” Contact staff writer Amy Worden at 717-783-2584 or

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Worldwide, celebrating the end of Ramadan

Muslims marked the close of the fasting month. Some nations heightened security.

DAR YASIN / Associated Press

A Kashmiri Muslim, above, in Srinagar, India, offers ANUPAM NATH / Associated Press

prayers for Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Muslim holy month. Celebrants, left, found shelter from rain at the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi, India.

By Kim Gamel


CAIRO, Egypt — Far from the din and controversy roiling interfaith relations in the West, Muslims worldwide thronged mosques, cafes, and parks in a solemn and joyful end to the fasting month of Ramadan. Authorities increased security in some countries due to fears that violence could intrude on celebrations, but for most Muslims, it was a day of peace, family, and — most important — food. Friends and relatives feasted on spicy lamb, kebabs, and saffron rice, while smokers happily puffed on cigarettes in broad daylight as the threeday Eid al-Fitr festival got under way Friday across the Muslim world. During Ramadan, the faithful are supposed to abstain from food, drink, smoking, and sex in a dawn-to-dusk period meant to test the faith and discipline of Muslims. “It’s nice to be eating, drinking, and smoking during the daytime,” said Jordanian banker Mutaz Kurdi, 37, as he walked his two children in an Amman park. “Fasting was difficult this year because of the summer heat.” The mood was glum in Pakistan as millions of flood victims did their best to celebrate Saturday in donated tents and makeshift shelters, as the country’s leaders — criticized for an inadequate response to the disaster — pledged more aid. Charities sent bags of gifts such as shiny plastic wrist bangles and candies to children displaced by the floods, which have affected about 18 million people. The water has receded in many places, but remains head-high in others. “We don’t have the happiness of Eid. What is the happiness?” said Amana Bibi, 25. “We don’t have homes.” Business was brisk for ice cream vendors in Baghdad, where children decked out in holiday finery rode Ferris wheels at amusement parks and raced horse-drawn carts on traffic-free streets. Some boys battled each other with plastic guns, ignoring a ban on toy weapons imposed so children would not be mistaken for militants. Still, soldiers guarded playgrounds and public parks, and additional military and police checkpoints were erected across the Iraqi capital — a reminder the country still faces near-daily bombings and shootings despite a dramatic drop in attacks. Ali Issa, a 41-year-old father of four from the Shiite slum of Sadr City, said Iraqis have little to look forward to this holiday season, with prices on the rise and continued political bickering. “The security situation is deteriorating, and so is the economy,” Issa said. “This year, I only bought new dresses for my two girls, while I asked the two boys to use their old clothes because I cannot afford new clothes for everybody.” In Yemen, authorities warned people to pray inside mosques and deployed heavy security after posters signed by al-Qaeda threatened attacks. No outdoor prayers were held in two southern provinces after officials urged people to avoid large gatherings. War-weary Afghans, in mosques as well as family gatherings in homes, marked the holiday with prayers for peace. President Hamid Karzai urged the Taliban to lay down its arms and join peace talks — a theme often repeated in presidential speeches, but so far unheeded by sizable numbers of Taliban.

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National / Foreign Part 2

Iraqis wonder about U.S. jobs

base, which is home to about 7,000 people — 2,500 of whom ASSOCIATED PRESS are U.S. troops. That’s down AL-FARIS, Iraq — Just about from a onetime high of about every man from the village of 10,000 U.S. troops. al-Faris has worked at the A few of the workers have nearby Taji military base. The heard of American asylum American money and influ- programs for Iraqis. ence are seen in the new cars, “I do not know what to do the additions to houses, even when they leave,” said Riythe billiards hall with a guitar adh Mohammed Ahmed. “I’ve from an American soldier. heard that if I go to the AmeriBut now, as the American can Embassy, they would military winds down its time help me to get out of Iraq.” in Iraq, the Iraqis who once For the Iraqis who do work worked so closely with U.S. on U.S. bases, it has been a forces are starting to wonder window into American values what will happen to them. that will leave a lasting im“The military is starting to pression. Iraqis coming from withdraw and its influence is a culture with few regulations being felt,” said Sheikh Luk- have come face-to-face with a man Rahman Hama, the vil- regimented American mililage’s senior administrator. tary culture where even ciga“We were lucky because the rette butts are supposed to be Americans offered us jobs. thrown in a trash can and not The Iraqi government did not on the ground. offer us jobs.” When asked what they For the vast majority of Ira- learned or noticed while workqis, their closest contact with ing with Americans, the word Americans has been with order is repeated over and troops hidden behind layers over. of body armor, wearing tinted “They give us safety plastic glasses, and riding in armored helmets, uniforms, and shoes. Humvees that used to run Ira- If an American inspector qi vehicles off the road. from the firm came and saw But there has always been a us not wearing any of these relatively small group of Ira- safety tools, she would fire qis who have worked with our boss, not us, because he is Americans. According to U.S. in charge of us,” said Ahmed, military figures, a little more 43, who works as a carpenter than 13,000 Iraqis now work on the base. “It is good to see for contractors hired by the order applied on all. Order is American military as transla- good.” tors or in other jobs such as Not all of the comments are laundry or maintenance. complimentary, of course. That’s down from a high of One Iraqi discusses how the more than 43,000 in January Americans have taught him 2009, reflecting the draw- how to curse. Another comdown as the United States plains that other non-Iraqi went from about 170,000 contractors don’t bother to troops to just under 50,000. learn their names. Additionally, a small perBeing associated with centage of Iraqis not included Americans has only in recent in those numbers operate years become relatively safe. businesses on bases. Sheikh Hama’s father was The drop is also being seen killed, he said, by members of at al-Faris, where the number Muqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi of Iraqis from the village Army, which violently opworking at U.S. military facili- posed America’s military presties has plummeted from 800 ence. His son, then 5, was to 100. Those who have lost also shot, but survived. their jobs clutch recommendaOne employee remembers tions given to them by their a time when workers were esformer employers testifying corted to the bus station by to their dedication and profes- American Humvees as helisional manner, in hopes that copters buzzed overhead. the words of a former staff A suicide bomb attack on sergeant or colonel will help the dining facility at a base in them find a new job. Mosul in December 2004 that With unofficial estimates on killed 22 people was considunemployment in Iraq rang- ered a turning point in how ing as high as 30 percent, it’s commanders viewed the ema challenging task. Currently, ployment of local Iraqis, said 1,168 Iraqis work on the Taji Col. Barry Johnson.

“Every command took notice of this and reviewed all their force-protection measures, to include who we were employing from the local population on bases and what access they were being given,” he said. Later, many American mili-


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Employed on American bases, they consider new work or leaving country. By Rebecca Santana and Bushra Juhi


tary facilities made a concerted effort to boost the number of Iraqis working for them. Officials at Taji say they have made it a priority in recent years to hire as much Iraqi labor as possible and pressed their contractors to employ locally as well.

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CONNELL, Wash. — Curtis Ballard rides a motorized wheelchair around his prison ward, which happens to be the new assisted-living unit — a place of many windows and no visible steel bars at Washington’s Coyote Ridge Corrections Center. A stroke left Ballard unable to walk. He has also had a heart attack and underwent a procedure to remove skin cancer from his neck. At 77, he’s been in prison since 1993 for murder. He has 14 years left on his sentence. Ballard is among the national surge in elderly inmates whose medical expenses are straining cash-strapped states and have officials looking for solutions, including early release, some possibly to nursing homes. Ballard says he’s fine where he is. “I’d be a burden on my kids,” said the native Texan. “I’d rather be a burden to these people.” That burden is becoming greater as the American Civil Liberties Union estimates that elderly prisoners — the fastest-growing segment of the prison population, largely because of tough sentencing laws — are three times more expensive to incarcerate than younger inmates. The ACLU estimates that it costs about $72,000 to house an elderly inmate for a year, compared with $24,000 for a younger prisoner. The federal Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that the number of men and women in state and federal prisons age 55 and older grew 76 percent between 1999 and 2008, the latest year available, from 43,300 to 76,400. The growth of the entire prison population grew only 18 percent in that period. “We’re reaping the fruits of bad public policy like threestrikes laws and other mandatory-minimum sentencing laws,” said David C. Fathi, director of the ACLU National Prison Project in Washington. “One in 11 prisoners is serving a life sentence.” Washington has 2,495 inmates who are age 50 or older, the state’s definition of elderly, according to information released after a publicrecords request from the Associated Press. There are 270 inmates over the age of 65. The infirm started arriving at the new assisted-living facility at Coyote Ridge when it opened on Feb. 1. The unit has a capacity of 74 inmates. To qualify, an inmate must be disabled and be considered a minimum security risk, prison superintendent Jeffrey Ut-



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Greek premier vows to cut taxes THESSALONIKI, Greece — Greece’s prime minister promised Saturday to lower corporate taxes to help revive the debt-plagued country’s shrinking economy, while thousands of protesters marched — mostly peacefully — against the government’s harsh austerity measures. Greece narrowly avoided bankruptcy in May when European countries and the International Monetary Fund gave it euro110 billion ($140 billion) through 2012 in emergency loans. The money came on condition Athens make deep cutbacks — moves that have angered unions. Prime Minister George Papandreou said the tax rate on companies’ retained profits would be cut from 24 percent to 20 percent next year, providing what he called “a strong incentive for investments and competitiveness.” He also pledged to open up restricted professions — including truck drivers, notaries, taxi drivers, and pharmacists — deregulate the energy market, settle on privatization targets, facilitate major investments, and simplify business licensing procedures. About 20,000 people gathered in three separate protests in the northern city of Thessaloniki ahead of Papandreou’s speech. — AP

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rates of unemployment. 8 Metropolitan areas that posted the largWASHINGTON — The number of Ameri- est gains in poverty included Modesto, Cacans living in poverty is on track for a lif.; Detroit; Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Fla.; record increase on President Obama’s Los Angeles; and Las Vegas. watch, with the ranks of working-age poor If Thursday’s report is as troubling as approaching 1960s levels that led to the expected, Republicans in the midst of an “war on poverty.” increasingly strong drive to win control of Census figures for 2009 — the recession- the House, if not the Senate, would get one ravaged first year of Obama’s presidency more argument to make against Demo— are to be released in the coming week, crats. and demographers expect grim findings. The GOP says voters should fire DemoIt’s unfortunate timing for Obama and crats because Obama’s economic fixes are Democrats just seven weeks before impor- hindering the sluggish recovery. Republitant elections, when control of Congress is cans could cite a higher poverty rate as at stake. The anticipated poverty-rate in- evidence. crease — from 13.2 percent to about 15 Democrats almost certainly will argue percent — would be another blow to Demo- that they shouldn’t be blamed. They’re likecrats struggling to persuade voters to keep ly to counter that the economic woes — them in power. and the poverty increase — began under “The most important antipoverty effort former President George W. Bush with the is growing the economy and making sure near-collapse of the financial industry in there are enough jobs out late 2008. there,” Obama said Friday at a Demographers Although that’s true, it’s far White House news conferfrom certain that the Demoestimate ence. He stressed his commitcratic explanation would sway ment to helping the poor census figures voters already trending heaviachieve middle-class status ly toward the GOP in polls as will show and said, “If we can grow the worrisome economic news economy faster and create piles up. that 1 in 7 more jobs, then everybody is The 2009 forecasts are largeswept up into that virtuous cy- Americans was ly based on historical data and cle.” the unemployment rate, which living in Interviews with six demograclimbed to 10.1 percent in Octophers who closely track pover- poverty in ’09. ber to post a record one-year ty trends found wide consengain. sus that 2009 figures were likely to show a The projections rely partly on a methodsignificant rate increase, to the range of ology by Rebecca Blank, a former poverty 14.7 percent to 15 percent. expert who oversees the census. She estiShould those estimates hold true, about mated last year that poverty would hit 45 million people in this country, or more about 14.8 percent if unemployment than 1 in 7, were poor last year. It would be reached 10 percent. the highest single-year increase since the “As long as unemployment is higher, povgovernment began calculating poverty fig- erty will be higher,” she said in an interures in 1959. The previous high was in view then. 1980, when the rate jumped 1.3 percentage A formula by Richard Bavier, a former points to 13 percent during the energy cri- analyst with the White House Office of sis. Management and Budget who has had Among the 18-64 working-age popula- high rates of accuracy over the last detion, the demographers expect a rise be- cade, predicts poverty will reach 15 peryond 12.4 percent, up from 11.7 percent. cent. That would make it the highest since at That would put the rate at the highest least 1965, when another Democratic presi- level since 1993. dent, Lyndon B. Johnson, launched the The all-time high was 22.4 percent in war on poverty that expanded the federal 1959. It dropped to a low of 11.1 percent in government’s role in social welfare pro- 1973 after Johnson’s war on poverty but grams from education to health care. has since fluctuated in the 12 percent to 14 Demographers also are confident the re- percent range. port will show: In 2008, the poverty level stood at in8 Child poverty increased from 19 percent come of $22,025 for a family of four, based to more than 20 percent. on an official government calculation that 8 African Americans and Latinos were dis- includes only cash income before tax deproportionately hit, based on their higher ductions. ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Emergency workers go through homes in San Bruno, Calif., leveled by a gas-pipeline blast Thursday.

Grisly uncertainty at blast site Janessa, 13; and Jessica Morales, 20, were killed in the Thursday explosion and fire. One other victim found earlier has yet to be identified. Greig was an analyst who worked for the commission reviewing Pacific Gas & Electric’s plans to upgrade another risky section of the same gas line 21/2 miles away, California Public Utilities Commission spokeswoman Terrie Prosper said. The cause of the pipeline blast — which injured at least 50 people, some critically — is under investigation. The section of gas pipeline that ruptured and exploded was ranked as high risk because it ran through a highly populated area, state and federal authorities said Saturday. Some residents were allowed back into a limited area to retrieve belongings, but San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane said he doubted any would be able to return permanently Saturday. “We want to make sure that the gas lines are safe,” he said. A group of local, state, and federal officials toured the dam-

Remains found Saturday might be those of two people missing since Thursday’s explosion. By Lisa Leff and Sudhin Thanawala ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — A city spokesman said Saturday that authorities were unsure whether remains found at the suburban San Francisco blast that destroyed nearly 40 homes belonged to the two people reported missing since the explosion and fire. San Bruno spokesman Steve Firpo said the remains were found Saturday morning, but could be those of four people already reported dead. Firpo said earlier Saturday that the discovery brought the death toll in Thursday’s blast to six people. He said that officials could now confirm only that four died. Earlier the San Mateo County Coroner’s office said that Jacqueline Greig, 44; her daughter

aged area and described a ghost town full of remnants of cars melted in driveways and pieces of houses, some left with just the chimney standing. Besides the 40 homes leveled by the blast, seven were severely damaged, while dozens of other houses sustained less severe damage in the fire that sped across 15 acres. “It’s really hard to put into words the way you feel when you see a beautiful neighborhood and a whole section of it that just almost disappeared, and remnants of the cars melted in the driveways,” said Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.), who was at the scene. Officials took measurements of the blown-out section of the steel gas pipe, and may send parts of the pipe to Washington, where examination under a microscope could help pinpoint what caused it to fracture, said Christopher Hart, vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. “The magnitude of the damage is just appalling,” Hart said.

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BRUSSELS — The former Belgian bishop who resigned in April after admitting he sexually abused a nephew for years said Saturday he would go into hiding to assess his future, despite calls for him to leave the church. Roger Vangheluwe said in a statement he would immediately leave an abbey in his bishopry of Bruges, where he has been staying since his resignation. His bishopry has urged him to seek another place to live, and several vic-

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tims of sexual abuse by clergy as well as a senator have called on him to leave the church as an institution. Vangheluwe said that “as of today, I will contemplate my life and future somewhere hidden, outside the bishopry of Bruges.” On Friday, a commission presented a report of hundreds of sex-abuse victims over the last half century. — AP

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VENICE, Italy — Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere, the tale of an actor who sees the emptiness of his existence through the eyes of his child, won the top Golden Lion prize at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday. Director Quentin Tarantino headed the jury, which unanimously chose Coppola’s film as the best movie at the 11-day annual festival. “This film enchanted us from its first screening,”

daughter, played by Elle Fanning. The film takes place nearly entirely in hotels, mostly the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. Coppola, 39, herself grew up in the world of film thanks to her father, director Francis Ford Coppola. When presenting the film, Coppola reminisced that she and her family spent a lot of time growing up in hotels where her father was out on location while filming. Other awards included the Silver Lion for best director, which went to Alex de la Igle-

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If Yvonne Hiller killed her coworkers at the Kraft Foods baking plant in Northeast Philadelphia last week as charged, she would join a rare — but possibly emerging — breed: women as workplace killers. Women commit fewer than 5 percent of homicides and assaults in the workplace, said Larry Barton, a teacher at the FBI Academy and author of four books on crisis management and violence at work. And, as a rule, they’re much less likely to kill in general than men. They tend to internalize their anger or use words rather than

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Police remove the body of one of two women who were shot to death at the Northeast Philadelphia

factory. A female colleague has been charged, which is a rarity in workplace killings, experts say.

haul out a gun in a public place and open fire, experts say. But in the last year, several high-profile cases of women killing in the workplace have occurred, including a professor accused of killing three colleagues and wounding three others in a February rampage after being denied tenure at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. “I cannot recall a one- or two-year period in which we’ve had as many women with multiple victims,” said Barton, who is also a professor at the American College, a riskmanagement and insurance school in Bryn Mawr.

In March, a Tarpon Springs, Fla., supermarket worker fired for threatening to kill a coworker returned to work and made good on her threat. And though not as recent, in January 2006 a former U.S. Postal Service employee killed six colleagues and then herself at a mail-sorting plant in Goleta, Calif. “Is it too early to call it a trend, or is it just an anomaly?” Barton wondered. In the Philadelphia case, Hiller, 43, is charged with killing LaTonya Brown, 36, and Tanya Wilson, 47, both of Philadelphia. See WORKPLACE on B11

You have to break some eggs to make an omelet, goes the old expression. If that is so, a yearlong campaign by the city Department of Licenses and Inspections to enforce business regulations has turned into a scramble. Stores and restaurants — many out of compliance for decades — have been ordered to get up to code or face fines or closure. Sandwich emporiums Geno’s and John’s Roast Pork learned that permits were needed for their outdoor seating, which had been unregulated since Whiz was new. L&I’s crackdown has drawn begrudging praise even among those visited — though maybe not “cupcake lady” Kate Carrara, whose food truck was seized last month after she was parked illegally in a restricted zone. L&I Commissioner Fran Burns called the new focus, which she described as “education-driven,” part of an “evolution” in the department. When Burns was appointed in July 2008, “one of the things that we saw was a department that had been complaint-driven,” she said. “We need to be proactive.” Last summer, L&I began sending leaflets to businesses, giving 45 days’ notice before one of the department’s 28 business-compliance inspectors shows up at every doorstep on a block, Burns said. “Our job is not to single people out but to make sure they’re playing on the same playing field,” she said in an interview. The campaign has gone smoothly, Burns said, pointing to rising compliance. But in South Philadelphia, it has not gone over quietly. Along the sidewalks of the Italian Market, where business has been transacted pretty much the same way for nearly a century, it has been a hot topic. Nick Schmanek, an aide to City Councilman Frank DiCicco, said calls to the office had risen about 25 percent, many from constituents See MARKET on B6

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“Dance,” a monumental

collaboration, is among three Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe stagings reviewed. B4.

Fatal bus accident: Four passengers die when a double-decker bus from Philadelphia slams into a low railroad bridge in Upstate New York. B3.

Cape May tries again:

Plans to replace the convention center are nearly ready in the city’s third attempt. B8.

Ace pitcher: Softball

was a lifeline for a young star in Beverly during segregation.

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City woman is still crafting crosswords for the New York Times.

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Crackdown is talk of Italian Market.

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Minutes after she shot two coworkers to death, the woman with a big gun in her hand confronted Dave Ciarlante inside the massive Kraft Foods plant. “You don’t have to do this,” Ciarlante told her. “Get out of my way,” she said. But she didn’t shoot. She brushed past Ciarlante, seemingly intent on targeting someone else. He didn’t take his chance to flee. He decided to follow her. And Ciarlante kept tracking her, relaying her movements to plant security Thursday night via his work-issue walkie-talkie, even after the woman pointed the Magnum at him. This time, she pulled the trigger. “I turned, and at the same time she fired,” Ciarlante said. “I just got lucky that she didn’t hit me. I’m skinny as a stick.” On Saturday, Ciarlante, 41, a mechanic for Kraft since 2007, talked in a rush of words about his decision to shadow Yvonne Hiller and to provide the warnings that permitted dozens of coworkers to get away from her safely. For those 30 minutes, Ciarlante said, he never dwelled on the risk he faced, but only on finding ways to keep security, and later police, informed about Hiller’s path in the cavernous Kraft facility. “I wasn’t trying to be a hero,” he said. “I just did one thing.” Police say Hiller, 43, besieged by a belief that she was being sprayed with toxins and nursing grudges over what she saw as harassment from coworkers, used a .357 Magnum to kill two other Kraft employees and seriously wound a third during her rampage. Her killing over, she surrendered to police after holing up See HERO on B11


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At the Germantown Y, which closed in 2008 for repairs, Ras Henderson

sees daughter Shay Miller, 11, try out a machine in the new fitness room.

Germantown Y open for business — again By Tom Avril


Hard to say who was bursting with the most energy Saturday at the Germantown Y. Was it Galen Baker, a former Harlem Globetrotter who was grinning and shaking everyone’s hand in sight? Or perhaps Will Wooten, flexing his 63-year-old pecs as he gripped the handles of a machine in the newly carpeted weight room? Both would be hard put to keep up with 2-year-old Joel Roberts, who darted after a soccer ball in the upstairs gym, giving his grandmother a high five after each trip across the freshly varnished wood floor.

It was energy that had been seeking an outlet for more than two years, ever since a sprinkler pipe broke on the second floor of the stately redbrick building on Greene Street. That happened during a weekend in late July 2008, after closing hours. When employees arrived that Monday, four inches of water had flooded the front half of the building. Now, after $300,000 in repairs and upgrades, including some not flood-related, the place is back in business. People from all over the city attended a reopening ceremony Saturday, and employees were busily signing up new members. See YMCA on B6

John Street wore a cotton-candy-pink tie and matching pocket square to Thursday’s meeting of the Philadelphia Housing Authority board, looking like a man dressed to impress. The session started late and lasted only a few minutes, not that Chairman Street had any intention of calling it a day. He’s having way too much fun being back onstage. The former mayor, so often described as “prickly,” seems energized, almost giddy, in his latest gig: ringmaster of the Cirque du PHA, starring exiled housing czar Carl Greene as a crafty contortionist and Mayor Nutter as a mime. Perhaps you, too, noticed that it’s Street, not Nutter, directing the city’s response to the saga, which began with Greene’s facing foreclosure on his $615,000 townhouse and morphed into sordid tales of secret sexual-harassment settlements and publicly funded spying. Greene remains under medical care in Maryland. Last week, he sued formerly fawning PHA board members, saying that as he reads his contract, he’s al-


John Street has directed the city’s response to the PHA scandal. Of criticism from Mayor Nutter, Street said: “He’s just talking.”

lowed to sexually harass whomever he wants. “Even assuming these allegations could be proven true (which they cannot),” his federal lawsuit contends, “they cannot form the basis for terminating Mr. Greene.”

Street turns sweet?

My dealings with Street in City Hall generally involved combative news conferences or indecipherable policy briefings. Mayor Snuggle Puppy he was not. I once covered a public meeting set up in his honor, only to watch Street storm out of a packed Kensington church because he felt disrespected. Fast-forward a decade, and See STREET on B5

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Thinking inside the box since ’52

Thirteen letters for “recordbreaking crossword-puzzle builder”? That would be Bernice Gordon. At 96, the Center City resident is the oldest person to create a crossword puzzle for the New York Times, according to editor Will Shortz. (She was oldest last year, too, when she submitted one.) “I had a very fine education and a good vocabulary,” the Penn grad, whose first NYT entry appeared in 1952, Bernice Gordon, told me. “I was 96: Still puzzling babysitting two New York Times little children crossword fans. and decided to make some money on the side.” Her latest effort will appear Sept. 20. Start now: 15 across is “the capital of Ghana.”

On the mend

Suzanne Roberts broke her neck but caught a break. In what can only be described as a freak accident over the summer, the 89-yearold Comcast Corp. matriarch and TV host got clunked on the head by an iron door knocker. Thinking it was just a bad bump, she waited three weeks before seeking a doctor. The diagnosis: a C1 Jefferson fracture — that is, a break of the cervical vertebra that connects the skull to the neck. Docs told her that had she turned her head the wrong way, she could have become paralyzed. Surgeons at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania re-fused her C1 ring, so after physical therapy and time in a neck collar, she’s back to work. Soon to launch is a series of reports called “Exploring the Arts” within her current Comcast-produced series, Seeking Solutions With Suzanne.

Eagles notes

Don’t expect Eagles wives Kendra Wilkinson and Julie Lesicki at Sunday’s season opener. Wilkinson, wife of wide receiver Hank Baskett, will be taping her E! reality series, Kendra, at New York Fashion Week, and she’ll have Lesicki, wife of long snapper Jon Dorenbos, in tow. Radio talkers Reuben Frank and Marc Farzetta will host Eaglesthemed Monday outings at Vesuvio (Eighth and Fitzwater Streets) from 7 to 8 p.m., starting this week. Players appearing as guests will be asked for their favorite childhood dish, and executive chef Mike O’Mara will re-create it. The dish will become a weekly special, with a portion of proceeds going to the Variety Club. Shows will be streamed at If the jumbo TV screens at Lincoln Financial Field and your BlackBerry and your buddy sitting next to you providing commentary at the game are not quite enough: The Eagles are one of 12 NFL teams offering a handheld thingie called FanVision, which will be given to premium and club-seat holders at Sunday’s game. The devices, selling for $199 in the store (plus $5 a game, which the Birds will waive this season), offer peeks at every TV feed to allow for custom instant replays and buttons for stats and scores, NFL RedZone

Bob and Helena McElhenney, parents of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”

star Rob McElhenney, with WMMR’s Preston Elliot (right) at a “Sunny” viewing party Tuesday at the Troc. Season 6 premieres Thursday on FX. content, and real-time updates on fantasy players. Audio from WYSP’s Merrill Reese and Mike Quick is piped through FanVision, which works only within the stadium. The public will be able to buy in Oct. 3. See a demo at For those at home: Comcast is giving a free preview of NFL RedZone, in standard and high-def, from Monday through Sept. 24 to those who get Expanded Basic service packages and above.


The Stephen Starr restaurant orbit employs two of the four final chefs competing on Bravo’s Top Chef: Kevin Sbraga, finishing a year’s stint as chef at Rat’s in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, and Angelo Sosa, who consults at the two Morimotos. Winner, who gets $125,000 and all the accolades he can stomach, will be named Wednesday night. The next season of Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef, premiering Oct. 3, has a local link: Celina Tio, a 1992 Drexel University and 1988 Westtown School grad. She banged pots at the old Ritz-Carlton before heading to Walt Disney World and later landing in Kansas City, Mo., where she won a James Beard Award. After nearly seven years, Dave Magrogan is pulling the plug on the Kildare’s Irish Pub location on Route 202 in King of Prussia. Finale is Sunday.

Media notes

A budding journalist, eh? Jane Pepper premiered last week as an arts and culture reporter on WRTIFM (90.1). She retired in May after nearly 30 years as Pennsylvania Horticulture Society president. AFTRA (the American Federation of Television and Radio Art-

ists) has asked for federal mediation in its contract talks with CBS3, whose deal for 65 workers expired Oct. 1. Snags include calls for reporters to carry and use cameras, a proposed two-year wage freeze, and 10 days of unpaid furlough, plus what the union calls an insistence on including noncompete clauses in contracts for staff facing salary cuts. A CBS3 rep said it’s not policy to discuss contract negotiations. Monday marks the homecoming of Wallingford’s Chris O’Connell as a night reporter at Fox29. His last stop was the ABC affiliate in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Fox29 has lost the services of consumer reporter Michelle Buckman, who quit to spend more time with her husband and baby daughter.

Briefly noted

The Flyers will audition women 18 and older for its ice team starting at 1 p.m. Saturday at the team’s Skate Zone in Voorhees. Details: iceteam Teacher Ellen Kennedy of Havertown sits in the hot seat on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire at 12:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday on 6ABC. Kennedy, 27, taped Aug. 18 and a week later secured a job teaching reading/language arts at a Feltonville middle school. On her first day, she played an icebreaker game with students called “Two Truths and a Lie.” She thought it was hilarious that most of them thought her story about appearing on a game show was her lie. Also true: Her on-air companion, sister Liz Kennedy Walsh, is a vice president at Villanova. Contact columnist Michael Klein at Follow his blog at and on Twitter @phillyinsider.

One of the Flyers’ new faces already has a familiar look. Defenseman Sean O’Donnell, right, who was signed in July, bears a striking resemblance to winger John LeClair, a Flyer for a decade until 2004.

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Margaret Hicks Morris, 90, who lives in Edgewater Park now, pitched for

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In era when the field was a refuge, no one played softball harder

Margaret Hicks Morris knows as many stories as a listener has time — and tells them all with a grace that’s nothing short of amazing. “I’ve had a fantastic life,” says Morris, a 90-year-old Edgewater Park resident who was ace pitcher for the champion Beverly Keelers and Beverly Amazons softball teams in the mid-20th century. “There’s no joy,” she declares, “like hearing a ball meet a bat.” Morris first heard the sound while growing up in a family of seven girls and two boys in Goldsboro, N.C. Her father taught his kids the game using a ball he made himself; in their backyard playing field, second base was “near the outhouse.” At 7, her life shattered after a white door-to-door salesman groped her mother, who defended herself with a flatiron. Three Ku Klux Klan members in full regalia soon showed up at the house, and Mrs. Hicks escaped to a sister’s in Riverside while the rest of her family dispersed locally before heading North. Only Morris and an older sister remained in Goldsboro — until their father sent for them. They were reunited at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. “I will never again have the joy I felt that day, until I reach heaven,” Morris says. “I looked, and there was Papa, Mama, my sisters, my brothers. … I thought I’d never see them again. My world came together.” In 1935, when Morris was 15, the family moved from Riverside to Beverly. That little city by the Delaware River was segregated; blacks lived downtown and whites uptown. “We had to go back of the balcony at the movies. I didn’t like that,” Morris says. “And at the drugstore we couldn’t sit at the stools.” Then the Hicks sisters started playing ball on a field close by the Delaware. Other girls soon joined in, and word got around that some amazing games were being played in Beverly. “The next thing you know, doctors and their wives came down and brought chairs,” Morris says, her face alight. “The next thing you know, uptown was downtown, and

you couldn’t get your car past Second Street. There was standing room only.” In 1936, at Morris’ urging, a local merchant agreed to sponsor a team in a regional women’s softball league. Uniforms (or “suits,” as Morris calls them) were purchased, and then prayed over by clergy at Macedonia Baptist. For the next several years, the Beverly Keelers (a.k.a. “Killers”) defeated almost all comers from as far away as Upstate New York. White teams were sometimes “standoffish,” black teams in cities like Camden and Burlington wanted to pick fights, and a team in Salem even fielded a man in disguise. “We insisted on an examination” is how Morris delicately puts it. “Some of their other girls looked like stevedores. Stevedores! But we tore them up. You didn’t mess with the Hicks girls. “We won because we practiced and practiced and practiced. We’d practice before breakfast in the summertime and then go pick tomatoes.” After marrying in 1940 and having four children, Morris periodically played on, coached, or managed teams until 1967, “when I finally hung up my shoes.” Now a grandmother of 12, greatgrandmother of 13, and great-greatgrandmother of seven, she’s an evangelist and motivational speaker. She walks regularly to stay in shape and watches the Phillies occasionally, but gets irritated when she notices mistakes. “My health is fairly well,” says Morris, who keeps a Bible on the coffee table and a photo of President Obama and Michelle Obama atop the TV. “I used to do five miles a day, and now I do a quarter-mile. I get halfway and it’s ‘Girl, get back home.’ “I’ve come this far on faith. And I get all things through Christ. I have very little strength of my own. I’m on his strength now. “I’ve really been blessed with a beautiful life.” Morris has been invited to share her story at the meeting of the Riverfront Historical Society at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Stephen’s Church, 158 Warren St., Beverly. “It’s a chance to hear about history from someone who lived it,” says Dennis Rogers, the society president. “Mrs. Hicks is American history.” Contact Kevin Riordan at 856-779-3845 or

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Phila.-to-Toronto bus crashes in N.Y.; 4 killed

A Temple student was among the fatalities when the double-decker struck a bridge. FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS

SALINA, N.Y. — A doubledecker bus bound from Philadelphia to Toronto slammed into a low railroad bridge in the predawn darkness Saturday, killing four passengers, including a Temple University student, according to authorities. Kevin Coffey, 19, from Manhattan, Kan., was identified by dental records supplied by the family, according to Onondaga County, N.Y., Sheriff Kevin Walsh. Five passengers were seriously injured, including a Montgomery County woman, Walsh said. The Megabus carried 28 people, including the driver, when it rammed the bridge around 2:30 a.m. on the Onondaga Lake Parkway in Salina, a suburb of Syracuse, officials said. Thirteen were from Pennsylvania, Walsh said. He did not specify how many were from New Jersey. At 8:30 p.m. Saturday, five passengers remained hospitalized. Among them was a 55-year-old woman from King of Prussia, who was being treated for life-threatening injuries, Walsh said. Also killed in the accident were Ashwani Mehta, 34, of India; Benjamin Okorie, 35, of Malaysia; and a New Jersey woman in her teens or early 20s whose name Walsh did not release. The Post-Standard newspaper of Syracuse identified the driver as John Tomaszewski, 59, of Yardville, N.J. The bus lay on its side after the crash. It was too tall to pass under the span, said Larry Ives, supervisor of dispatch operations for the Sheriff’s Office. It struck the bridge be-

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Twenty-eight people were aboard when this Megabus struck

a railroad bridge overhead and flipped over in Salina, N.Y.

tween two large signs warning that the clearance was 10 feet, 9 inches, photographs from a local television station showed. The bus’ top level was obliterated. Passenger Lee Veeraraghavan, 27, a University of Pennsylvania doctoral student who was traveling home to Toronto, said she had heard moans and calls for help after the crash. She told the Post-Standard that she had been sitting in the back of the bus on the lower level. “I just tried to get my bearings,” Veeraraghavan said. “I just remember coming to in pain and a lot of broken glass under the bus, and there was a woman’s legs on top of me.” After about 15 minutes someone on the bus pried open what she thought was a door, she said. The driver had head injuries, but was able to speak to investigators, Onondaga County Sheriff ’s Deputy Herb Wiggins told the newspaper. Walsh said there was no indication that the driver had been drinking or using drugs. The bus left Philadelphia at 10 p.m. Friday and was to stop in Syracuse and Buffalo, according to Don Carmichael, a senior vice president at

Coach USA, which operates Megabus. Normally, it enters Syracuse on I-81 and heads straight for a depot for a 30-minute rest stop, Carmichael said, but on this night, the driver was on a lakeside parkway that may have been unfamiliar. Asked if the driver might have been lost, Carmichael said, “He had driven the route before.” The parkway and the transportation depot share the same interstate exit, and a driver who chose the wrong fork at the bottom of the ramp would find himself on the parkway. From there, it is only a short distance to the bridge, and in between there are no places to turn or pull off the road. Carmichael said Saturday afternoon that 17 of the passengers who had been released from a hospital were taken to a hotel to rest and decide whether they wanted to continue on their trip, or go home. Megabus has operated the double-decker buses since 2007. “This is a very, very unfortunate, horrific accident, and our primary concern right now is for the families and loved ones of the deceased. Our thoughts and prayers are with them,” Carmichael said.

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Street stars in PHA circus

STREET from B1 Street is sounding like a protective father standing up for women allegedly terrorized by Greene at work. “He could have built a billion houses,” Street declared, “but if he sexually harassed one woman on his staff, he’s gone.” Overnight, Street turned himself into the go-to confidant for previously petrified PHA employees, Philly’s own unlicensed Dr. Phil. “There are other women who, after years of holding this stuff in, are saying, ‘It happened to me,’ ” Street marveled. “If a woman wants to come to talk to us about this, I would be very supportive. In fact, I would encourage it.”

he could speak up and insert himself in their behalf. I secretly hoped Nutter would appear at last week’s PHA board meeting to vent and vamp as a concerned citizen. Instead, he sent a press aide who sat in the corner. That seemed fine by the Ringmaster. The less Nutter noses around this mess, the more Street’s star can shine. Reach me at or 215-854-4670. Visit my web page and connect on Facebook and Twitter at

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The Cirque du PHA took a dramatic turn when Street summoned reporters on short notice to a sidewalk smackdown where he accused Greene of a “full-blown coverup” and lamented that the board had “ceded too much power to him.” The former mayor has cut such a familiar figure of late, I strained to recall what the current mayor has been up to. Try, if you can, to remember the last time the Nutter administration made news. Fining a church for ringing its historic bell? Impounding cupcake trucks? Billing bloggers? Hardly headlines to put in the scrapbook. The one fight Nutter picked with gusto — gutting the costly, controversial Deferred Retirement Option Program — he’ll likely lose. Though the mayor could replace PHA board member Jannie Blackwell at any moment, he has yet to wave that wand. Nutter did send Street a nastygram implying that Greene had duped the PHA board. But Street dismissed his critic like a child — “he’s just talking” — and Nutter let it go. Many excuse Nutter his virtual silence on the PHA melee, noting that he didn’t hire Greene and can’t fire him. Nutter isn’t on the board and Philly doesn’t fund the PHA, so what’s a mayor to do? Act the part, that’s what. PHA controls the home lives of 81,000 of Nutter’s most vulnerable constituents. Surely

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YMCA from B1 “It’s a community celebration,” resident Robyn Tevah said. “We don’t have anyplace else like it.” A separate part of the building houses a shelter for homeless men; it suffered little damage and remained open. But the fitness center, in the building’s front section, was shut so long that rumors flew that it would not reopen. Residents scrambled for alternatives in other neighborhoods. “It was definitely a void,” said Denise Turner, 49, grandmother of the soccer-playing Joel. Turner said Joel’s family was eager to enroll him in activities. “He has so much energy, they can’t wait to get him into a martial-arts class,” Turner said. Turner was looking forward to using the pool, because she has knee problems and her doctor recommended water aerobics. That will have to wait at least a few more days. The pool is empty because its tiles were recently re-grouted, and a few other rooms remain off limits as well. But three-quarters of the facility is ready to go, said Jim Foster, president of the Y’s board. The repairs took far longer than they should have, in part because a previous board sought to resolve disputes with the insurance company first rather than go ahead with the work using existing funding, Foster said.

As the crisis dragged on, some past board members despaired and stopped going to meetings, and many thousands in unpaid debts piled up, he said. Early last year, the national YMCA was so discouraged with the standstill that it took away the charter of the Germantown chapter, and the organization is now simply the Germantown Y, Foster said. State Rep. Rosita C. Youngblood (D., Phila.) recruited community members to serve on a recovery committee, and a new board was eventually elected. So far, the insurer has paid two claims totaling $160,000, but the Y has the option to file more, Foster said. Other repair funds have come from capital reserves. “We’ve been spending the money as recently as yesterday,” said Foster, who is publisher of the Germantown Chronicle weekly newspaper and has an auto-repair shop. Built in the 1920s, the Y has handsome features, such as fan-shaped windows over many of the doors and dark wood wainscoting on the first floor. The reopening ceremony took place in a highceilinged atrium, bathed in September sunshine from high-arched windows. The grand old building has hosted some standout athletes over the years. Among them was Bucky Walters, who went on to pitch for the Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds, winning the Nation-

al League’s Most Valuable Player Award in 1939. Inquirer editor William K. Marimow remembers hearing his father, Jack, talk about playing basketball with Walters at the Germantown facility. “He once threw a full-court pass so hard and precise, it just knocked my father down,” Marimow said. Another product of the Y was Carlos Bradley, who went on to play football at Wake Forest University and, during the 1980s, for the San Diego Chargers and briefly for the Eagles. Then there’s Baker, the former Globetrotter, who grew up in North Philadelphia but played some pickup games at the Germantown Y. After his playing days, he returned to the Y as a coach, until the flood. He said he’d like to coach again. It is a positive sign for a neighborhood that has suffered other blows recently, said Betty Turner, president of Germantown Community Connection, an umbrella organization for community groups. Among those are the closing of a nearby YWCA and the bankruptcy of Germantown Settlement, a provider of housing and social services. “This is a community that’s in the process of healing right now,” she said. “Now that the Y is open … it’s sort of like a beacon.” Contact staff writer Tom Avril at 215-854-2430 or


MARKET from B1 confused about regulations. Sonny D’Angelo’s butcher shop was ordered to obtain a restaurant license, even though it is not a restaurant, because he is “preparing food” when he grinds his sausages. Spice Corner was shut down for five months over licenses that its owner acknowledged had lapsed. Schmanek said he had argued to L&I that keeping Spice Corner open would allow the owner to generate revenue to pay off fines and costs. Burns said representatives of L&I and the Streets and Health Departments were about to meet to formulate new regulations for Italian Market food vendors. “It’s not necessarily bad to do this,” Schmanek said of L&I’s vigilance. “Sometimes, though, they start checking for one thing and they find more” violations. Around the time L&I called on the cheesesteak shops about the seating, Health Department inspectors cited Joey Vento, who owns Geno’s, for wearing “excessive” jewelry at his grill. The citation was dropped after a reinspection, said Al Weiss, Vento’s lawyer, who noted that Vento still sports his heavy gold neck chain and bracelet. Joe Lichtman, who has sold clothing and other merchandise from his storefront on Ninth Street south of Washington Avenue since the 1950s, said he had been warned a “couple of times” not to place merchandise by the curb. L&I wants to keep the sidewalks clear. But “the more you put out, the more you sell,” he said. One day last week, the curb was clear. Dan Lam, whose family operates a variety store at Ninth and Kimball Streets, said inspectors had warned

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Dan Lam helps a customer (left) outside his family’s variety store in the Italian Market. Lam said inspectors had told him to make sure curbside displays could be rolled away at the end of a day. him about keeping the sidewalk clear. The solution, he said he had been told, was to make sure any displays at the curb had wheels so they could be moved into the store at the end of the day. Councilman James F. Kenney said he had heard that an inspector threatened to cite C&D Appliances on Eighth Street for selling refrigerators off the sidewalk, even after workers protested that they were simply lifting them from a truck and moving them inside the store. “It’s not like it’s little stuff we can just carry in right away,” co-owner Carl Arrigale said. Kenney said he believed the inspector had not used proper judgment. Such problems arise because of “each individual inspector and their view of the world or this neighborhood,” he said. Kenney said South Philadelphians might be “apt to complain more” than people in other parts of the city. “I don’t think they’re totally unjustified,” he said. “It’s not just [directed at] just L&I. People naturally don’t like the government. … There’s got to be a better way of treating customers, even when they’re wrong.” Some Italian Market merchants, especially younger ones, said they believed the L&I moves were positive. Emilio Mignucci, 43, an

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Two killed, 6 injured in 2-car Chesco crash By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

An 18-year-old driver and one of his three passengers — none of whom was wearing a seat belt — died in a two-vehicle crash Friday night in southern Chester County, state police said. As Arick T. Price of West Grove was nearing a curve on State Road east of Meadow Woods Lane in London Grove Township at 10:12 p.m., police said, he drove to the left of the double yellow line to pass multiple vehicles. While on the wrong side of the road, Price’s 1998 Plymouth Neon collided head-on with a 2000 GMC Yukon, police said. Price and a 15-yearold passenger, who was not identified by police, were pronounced dead at the scene. Brittany L. Miller, 21, of Lincoln University; a 16-year-old boy from Landenberg who

was also not identified; and all four occupants of the Yukon were seriously injured and taken to Christiana Hospital in Delaware, police said. The driver of the Yukon was Henry E. Manlove, 48, of Lincoln University, and his passengers were Christy T. Manlove, 46, also of Lincoln University, and two unidentified 14-year-old girls, one from Lincoln University and one from Cochranville, police said. Only the adults wore seat belts, police said. According to online records, Price had mourned two friends from Avon Grove High School, Troy J. Thompson, 16, and Stephen “John John” Bare, 18, who died in a car crash in Chester County in October 2008. Contact staff writer Kathleen Brady Shea at 610-696-3815 or



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EMMA (nee Costanzo), on September 10, 2010. Wife of the late Antonio Sicilia. Mother of Michelle Garofalo, Sara Dominic, Franco, Borelli, Bruno and the late Aldo Sicilia. by many Also survived and great grandchildren grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. and Wednesday, 8:30 to NULTY 9:15 A.M. at The 4292 HOME, FUNERAL Frankford Ave. (at Church St.) Mass of Christian Burial 10 A.M. Maternity BVM Church, Hills Entombment Forest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family prefers a donation in to the memory Emma’s American Heart Assoc, 5455 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214.


MARIE (nee Koslosky), age 101 of Holmesburg on Sept. 7, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Samuel P. Sluza. Devoted mother of the late Nancy Sluza. Sister of Helen Koslosky. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Viewing Thursday 9A.M., St. Dominic Church, 8504 Frankford Ave., Phila., Pa. 19136 followed by her Funeral Mass 10A.M. Rite of Committal Resurrection Cemetery. No Viewing Wed. eve. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to the Fox Chase Cancer Center (For Ovarian Cancer Research) 333 Cottman Ave., Phila., Pa. 19111.


GLADYS (Cameron), Sept. 8, 2010, age 101, formerly of Meadowbrook. Wife of the late William P. Stark; mother of G. Suzanne Leiby and W. Wayne Stark (Regina); grandmother of William W. Stark, Ph.D; Christopher L. Stark, D.O. (Stacy); Charles G. Stark and William A. Leiby (Arnie) and great grandmother of 4. Friends may greet the family, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, after 10 A.M., in HUFF & LAKJER FUNERAL HOME, 701 Derstine Ave., L a n s d a l e , and attend her Funeral Service at 11 A.M. Entombment Sunset Memorial Park, Feasterville. In lieu of in her flowers, donations memory may be made to Manna on Main Street, 514 W. Main St., Lansdale PA 19446.


MARGARET "MARGE", 74, of Philadelphia PA, passed away of pancreatic cancer on August 8, 2010. Beloved mother of Margaret Venuto; mother-inlaw of Marita Roos (San Antonio TX). Sister of Theresa Federowicz. Aunt of Debra McLoughlin, Donna Morrisette, Federowicz and Walter (Philadelphia). Marge will be remembered for her young-at-heart spirit and approach to life, love of travel, and sense of humor. She is greatly missed by her family and friends. Memorial Service will be held Friday September 17, 9:30 A.M. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 2319 South 3rd St., Philadelphia. Contributions in her memory can be made to Lustgarten Foundation.


ALBERT W. Lt. Col. US Army, Retired, 91 of White Horse Village, formerly of Springfield, Delaware County and Jenkintown, PA died Thursday Sept. 9, 2010. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mildred D. Weniger and by a son, Douglas P. Weniger. Loving father of Joan W. Brown (James) and Robert W. Weniger (Linda). Pop Pop of Alison Lynch (Jeffrey), Melissa Russo (John) and Jeffrey Weniger (Jessica). Great-Grandfather of Ryan, Natalie, Justin Lynch and Alexander Russo. Brother of Dorothy Reutemann. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to your favorite charity. Visitation will begin at 10 A.M. on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 with Funeral Services at 11 A.M. and interment to follow at immediately FUNERAL BRINGHURST HOME AT WEST LAUREL 225 HILL CEMETERY, Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd, PA.



S A N D R A H., 69, loving and devoted wife and mother, passed away on September 7, 2010, from complications related to multiple myeloma. Born in Memphis TN, she grew up in Wilmington DE, where she attended Ursuline Academy and Alexis I. Dupont High School. She attended the College of William & Mary, graduating in 1962 with a BA in psychology, and became an elementary school teacher. She devoted her entire life to her family and is survived by her husband, Dr. Robert Lee Vanarsdall of Villanova PA; her son, Lee Vanarsdall and his wife Rachel of Silver Spring MD; 2 daughters, Lesley Vanarsdall and her husband Mike Joson of Philadelphia PA, and Ashley Vanarsdall Burke and her husband Brendan, of Washington DC; 3 grandchildren, Jeff and Becky Vanarsdall, and new baby, Grayson Robert Joson; her sister, Marcelle Jones; and her brother, Carl Hoffman. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 A.M., Friday, September 17, at St. Thomas of Villanova Church on the Villanova University campus. Friends and relatives may visit with the family at the Church starting at 9 A.M. The family will hold a private Internment following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Gifts may be mailed to 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia PA 19104, or on the website: patients/giving/tribute-gifts/ McCONAGHY F.H., Ardmore

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FRANK V. Born Aug. 4, 1920; died and went to be with Jesus on September 10, 2010. Beloved husband of Deborah Yannessa for 59 years. (deceased) Devoted and loving father of Susan M. Yannessa, F. Victor Yannessa Jr., Paul V. Yannessa (Patricia Kelly) and Tina E. Yannessa (Noel Pelletier). Loving father-in-law of Janet Yannessa. Grandfather of Frank, Matthew, Deborah, Monica, Angela and Joseph. Step grandfather of Noel Pelletier Jr. (Anna) and Jared Pelletier. He was pre-deceased by 13 brothers and sisters. Frank was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church since 1957, serving as an Elder and Deacon and Superintendant of Sunday School. He was also a Sr. and Jr. High Advisor, President, with his wife Debbie, of the Couples Club and was well known for greeting new members and visiting the sick and homebound. He was also a Mason. Frank was a World War II Army Air Corp Veteran, serving with the 302nd Fighter Control Squadron on Iwo Jima. Frank was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, and will be missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Service will be held on Sat. Sept. 18 at 11 A.M. at Grace Presbyterian Church, York & Vista Rds. Jenkintown. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 12265 Townsend Rd., Phila., PA 19154. To share condolences please visit: www. HELWEG FUNERAL SERVICE, INC , Jenkintown


Defied disease to craft instruments of delight

IN THE NATION AND THE WORLD Carlton ‘King’ Coleman R&B pioneer, 78

Carlton “King” Coleman, 78, a pioneer in American rhythm and blues, died Saturday from heart failure at a Miami hospice. Mr. Coleman was known for providing the lead vocals on By Sally A. Downey the 1959 hit “(Do The) INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Mashed Potatoes,” recorded Clifford Roberts, 57, a maswith James Brown’s band. Acter craftsman who created cording to a 2003 Miami New Times article, Brown had beautiful violins, violas, and planned to do the vocals himcellos, died Monday, Sept. 6, self, but a dispute with his at his home in Bella Vista record label made that imposfrom a rare form of muscular sible. dystrophy. To avoid any lawsuits from Mr. Roberts’ instruments Brown’s label, a Miami proare owned by members of the ducer had Mr. Coleman sing Juilliard and Mendelssohn on the mostly instrumental String Quartets, the Philadeltrack, while the group creditphia Orchestra, and several ed with the song was “Nat other ensembles. Kendrick and the Swans,” Soon after he joined the named for Brown’s drummer. Philadelphia Orchestra in Besides working with 1990, John Koen bought a Brown, Mr. Coleman released cello from Mr. Roberts. numerous singles of his own When Koen played it for a during his career, including former teacher of his at the “Mashed Potato Man” and Curtis Institute of Music, “The Boo Boo Song.” David Soyer, “he approved Mr. Coleman also perbecause it was loud, and formed with many other David liked loud,” Koen rhythm and blues legends, said. Clifford Roberts, born with a rare form of muscular dystrophy, such as B.B. King and Jackie Like all of Roberts’ instru- made in-demand violins, violas, and cellos in Bella Vista. Wilson. He performed at venments, the cello has a distinctive orange hue. “There is Among his early clients were “even more extraordinary” be- ues all over the country, inthis mystique about Stradivar- a violinist for the Guarneri cause he had struggled cluding the Apollo Theater in ius’ secret formula for var- String Quartet and a cellist throughout his life with his New York. Mr. Coleman also worked many years as a radio nish,” Koen said. “Cliff had for the Chamber Music Soci- disease. his own magic formula and ety of Lincoln Center. Despite health problems disc jockey in Florida. — AP would tell people who owned In the 1980s, Mr. Roberts Mr. Roberts made instruhis instruments that after 200 and his family moved to Phila- ments until he fell and broke Juan Mari Bras years or so the orange would delphia. He remembered the a hip in 2006 and could no Puerto Rican activist, 82 fade to ‘Stradivarius red.’ ” city for its “ease of living” longer stand. In recent years Juan Mari Bras, 82, an advoBecause it is bright orange from his days at Temple, he he focused on the simple and loud, Koen’s fellow musi- later told Inquirer columnist pleasures of reading, drink- cate for Puerto Rican indepencians call his cello “the Daniel Rubin. ing a good glass of wine, and dence who took his fight to beast,” and are delighted In 1986, he and his wife getting into a good debate, Congress and the United Nawhen Koen takes it to perfor- bought a Jehovah’s Witnesses Fried said. And because he tions, died Friday of lung canmances where a big sound is meeting hall on Bainbridge enjoyed fine cuisine and din- cer at his home in Rio Pierequired. But despite its for- Street and transformed it into ing out, he became an advo- dras, a suburb of San Juan. “I spent my whole life travmidable nickname, the cello living quarters, a showroom, cate for wheelchair accessieling the world with a U.S. responds well to gentle play- and a workroom. bility. ing, Koen said. When Rubin interviewed When Rubin again inter- passport to preach indepenMr. Roberts grew up on him in 1998, Mr. Roberts had viewed him in 2008, Mr. Rob- dence for Puerto Rico,” Mr. Long Island, N.Y., where his produced 250 string instru- erts was using a motorized Mari Bras said in 1995, two father was a civil engineer ments carved from European wheelchair. He took Rubin on years after he had renounced and his mother a classical pia- spruce or maple, each requir- a tour of his neighborhood to his American citizenship. “I nist. “It was natural for me to ing more than 100 hours of demonstrate how many res- haven’t been able to get it for be involved with both music work. That year alone, he taurants and stores were inac- everyone, but at least I got it and craft,” he wrote on his made nine violas and took a cessible to him. The Philadel- for me.” In newspaper articles, website. four-month break from craft- phia he had moved to for its As a child, he studied ing instruments to complete “ease of living” had become books, and protest marches, sculpting, and by the time he one wood sculpture and three an “extremely difficult city to Mr. Mari Bras called for an was 18 he could craft silver stone sculptures. get around,” Mr. Roberts end to what he considered the economic and cultural coljewelry, leather goods, and liMr. Roberts said his pro- said. noleum cut prints, and play gressive neuromuscular disIn addition to his wife of 36 onization of his homeland. There was great personal 10 instruments. ease “probably explains my years, Mr. Roberts is survived cost. In 1973, the office of his While attending the Tyler mania, working like a fiend as by a son, Efrem; a daughter, School of Art at Temple Uni- much as I can, while I can.” Antea; his mother, Lucille; political party’s newspaper was firebombed. Five years versity, Mr. Roberts, who also His Kugelberg-Welander and a sister. made dulcimers, was asked syndrome was diagnosed A memorial exhibit of Mr. later, his home was fireto repair a violin — and got when he was in elementary Roberts’ sculptures and in- bombed. And in 1976, his son hooked. school. The genetic disease struments is being planned Santiago was shot to death on a rural road, an act that On the advice of Adolph Pri- would claim the life of his for the fall. mavera, a master violin mak- brother, chef and author Memorial donations may raised suspicions throughout er in Philadelphia, he en- Michael Roberts, at 55. be made to the Appel Farm the island that anti-independence forces and perhaps the rolled in the school of violin“I shouldn’t be walking Arts & Music Center, 457 Shirlfederal government were bemaking in Cremona, Italy. now. That’s what they told me ey Rd., Elmer, N.J. 08318, to hind the killing. Mr. Roberts studied for since I was a kid,” Mr. Rob- benefit children’s summer Mr. Mari Bras’ campaign three years in Italy, where he erts told Rubin. programs. did not quite resonate with met his future wife, Stefania Author Stephen Fried, a the island’s population. In a Salvagnini. He returned to neighbor and friend, said Mr. Contact staff writer Sally A. 1993 nonbinding referendum, the United States in 1975 and Roberts’ artistry as a sculptor Downey at 215-854-2913 or 48 percent of the voters supset up shop in New York. and instrument maker was ported maintaining commonwealth status, 46 percent supported statehood, and 4 percent voted for independence. — N.Y. Times News Service

Joseph Drabyak, bookseller By Walter F. Naedele

way to encourage him to recINQUIRER STAFF WRITER ommend a book that he alJoseph G. Drabyak was a ready admired. popular enough Chester CounBut some said his enthusity bookseller that now and asm for books hadn’t needed then a novelist would name a any more adrenaline. character after him. “Joe didn’t spend a lot of “He loved being turned into time promoting the careers of a fictional character,” novelist writers who were already sellMarshall Karp wrote two ing books by the carload” at weeks ago. “He said there big chain stores, Karp wrote were no restrictions, so I on his website. made him Jo Drabyak, and “He loved to discover new put him in a flower authors, and then print dress, and pass them along to then put a bullet his customers.” through his head. When he first met “He loved it so Mr. Drabyak at a much that when I 2007 conference in did a book signing Portland, Ore., at his store, Joe Karp wrote, the showed up in drag “first thing he said as Jo.” was, ‘I know who Mr. Drabyak, 60, you are. Your sales of Exton, a booksellguy gave me The er since 1994 at Joseph G. Rabbit Factory in Chester County Drabyak manuscript, and Book & Music Co. I’m hand-selling the in the West Goshen hell out of it.” Center, died of re“Hand-selling,” nal cancer Friday, Aug. 27, at said Mr. Drabyak’s bookstore the Neighborhood Hospice in colleague Tim Skipp, means West Chester. recommending “something Mr. Drabyak had been presi- that you’ve read and enjoyed. dent of the New Atlantic Inde- It’s not something off somependent Booksellers Associa- body’s list.” tion since 2007. The two were among about Lucy Kogler, a manager for 30 booksellers on the staff, Talking Leaves, a bookseller Skipp said, and they often in Buffalo, is acting president would hand-sell when giving talks at book clubs and comof the national group. “He was a teacher, and so munity groups. Mr. Drabyak’s taste tended very skilled, that we didn’t know that lessons were tak- toward “a lot of World War II ing place,” she said in an in- nonfiction,” Skipp said, “and he tended to like the story asterview. Of course, naming a charac- pect, not so much the historiter after Mr. Drabyak might cal aspect.” have seemed to the writer a In a note to authors on his

website, Karp urged others to name characters after Mr. Drabyak. “And if you want to kill him,” Karp said of any character named Drabyak, “that would be fine with him. “Because what you’ll really be doing is helping keep Joe alive.” Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Drabyak graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill in 1968 and earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature at West Chester State College in 1972. His wife, Regina Painter, said he had stayed at West Chester and, as director of student activities, organized a nonalcoholic nightclub for students and staged one of Bruce Springsteen’s early concerts. In 1987, Mr. Drabyak became a manager for Hollywood Home Video, with outlets in Exton and Lionville. He owned the firm from 1992 until he sold it in 1994 to begin selling books. Besides his wife of 20 years, Mr. Drabyak is survived by his mother, Elizabeth; a sister, Mary Orloski; and his former wife, Sandy Duffy. A visitation was set from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at the DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, 410 N. Church St., West Chester, followed by a memorial service there. Contact staff writer Walter F. Naedele at 215-854-5607 or

Irwin Silber

Sing Out cofounder, 84

Irwin Silber, 84, who as founding editor of the small but influential magazine Sing Out became a towering figure in the 1960s American folk music renaissance that brought Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, and numerous others to prominence, died Wednesday at a care facility in Oakland, Calif., of complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. Mr. Silber founded Sing Out in 1950 with folksinger Pete Seeger and musicologist Alan Lomax. He also published more than a dozen books, wrote for several other publications, and produced numerous folk music concerts. At Sing Out, he worked on a shoestring budget, noting in 2001 that most of the time he collected only half of his $50 weekly salary. Nonetheless, he built the magazine into a bible of American folk music, reporting on such seminal figures as Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. As a result, when a new generation of folksingers burst onto the music scene in the early 1960s, he was perfectly positioned to cover them. Sing Out carried some of the earliest reports on Dylan, Phil Ochs, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, and others. “He was a giant in folk music as the editor of Sing Out,” said Barry “the Fish” Melton, half of the folk duo Country Joe and the Fish before it expanded into a four-piece rock group. “Really, Irwin’s legacy in the music community was spreading songs everywhere.” — AP

Sunday, September 12, 2010


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There will be light rain developing late Sunday morning and lasting off and on until Sunday evening. The temperatures will remain low Sunday but warm up Monday as sunshine returns.

Sunday’s Highs and Lows


70 62


79 61

Periods of light rain


Chance of showers


New York



77 57

Sunny and breezy

Sun rises 6:39 a.m., sets 7:14 p.m. Moon rises 11:48 a.m., sets 9:33 p.m.



70 54




Lancaster 72/57


Atlantic City 73/65


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High Pollutant Saturday

Pollution Forecast Sunday

Regional Forecast

Marine Forecast

Bristol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . not available not available Burlington . . . . . . . . . . . . G30 OZ G Camden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . G31 OZ G Chester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . not available not available Norristown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . not available not available Philadelphia. . . . . . . . . . . G31 OZ G Trenton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G27 OZ G Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . G29 OZ G

Showers Sunday night. Low 52. Partly cloudy on Monday. High 70.

clouds. Wind southeast at 10-15 knots. Visibility unrestricted. Waves 2-4 feet.

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

Jersey Shore Increasing clouds for Sunday.

Delaware Bay Increasing clouds. Wind southeast

Friday’s pollen, count and discomfort levels:

Delaware Areas of showers for Sunday. High 74. Scattered showers Sunday night. Low 59. Partly cloudy on Monday. High 80.

Cape Henlopen to Virginia Beach Increasing



Poconos Showers for Sunday. High 63.

High 73. Scattered showers Sunday night. Low 65. Partly cloudy on Monday. High 78.

Cape May


Manasquan to Cape Henlopen Increasing

at 5-10 knots. Visibility unrestricted. Waves 1-2 feet.

clouds. Wind southeast at 10-15 knots. Visibility unrestricted. Waves 2-4 feet.

Grasses, 10.8, moderate; ragweed, 51.9, very high; other weeds, 45.4, very high; mold spores, 6399.5, very high SOURCE:

Philadelphia Almanac

Readings taken through 4 p.m.

Tides Sunday


Philadelphia (Chestnut St.) High tide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:01 a.m., 5:28 p.m. Low tide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:51 a.m. Weather indications s = sunny; pc = partly cloudy; c = cloudy; sh = showers; t = thunderstorms; r = Delaware Breakwater High tide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:20 p.m. rain; sf = snow flurries; sn = snow; i = ice. Low tide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:48 a.m., 6:34 p.m. City Saturday Sunday Monday Cape May Allentown 78/49/s 70/58/sh 77/55/pc High tide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:40 a.m. Low tide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:06 a.m., 5:51 p.m. Atlantic City 81/54/sh 73/65/c 78/65/pc Atlantic City (Steel Pier) Baltimore 78/50/s 73/58/sh 80/60/pc High tide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:06 a.m., 11:28 p.m. Harrisburg 75/50/s 70/57/sh 79/57/pc Low tide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:45 a.m., 5:30 p.m. New York 79/59/s 71/63/sh 77/61/pc Beach Haven (Little Egg Harbor) Pittsburgh 78/48/s 70/52/sh 77/54/pc High tide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:12 a.m., 1:45 p.m. Salisbury, Md. 78/51/s 74/57/sh 79/60/pc Low tide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:12 a.m., 8:52 p.m. Scranton 74/46/s 66/56/sh 70/50/sh Barnegat Inlet Washington 80/57/s 74/61/sh 80/61/pc High tide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:20 a.m., 11:44 p.m. Low tide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:15 a.m., 5:55 p.m. Wilmington 77/52/s 73/60/sh 78/60/pc

In the Region

High Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 (3:37 p.m.) Record high for Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 (1983) 3 p.m. humidity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31% Low Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 (6:09 a.m.) Record low for Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 (1917) Normal high/low. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78/63 High/low same date last year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67/58 Season cooling degree days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,667 Last season cooling degree days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,151 Normal season cooling degree days . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,140

Saturday’s barometer

6 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.00 steady Noon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30.03 falling 6 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.95 steady

Daylight sky conditions Saturday 40% clouds with 60% sunshine


Saturday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.00 in. Month through Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.00 in. Year through Saturday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.97 in. Normal through Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.42 in. Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.55 in.




78 60

Mild with showers

Chance of showers

National Forecast Seattle 67/56 Portland 75/56

Weather at noon Sunday and forecast high/low temperatures

Montreal 66/56 Toronto Minneapolis Boston 77/54 71/57 66/56 Detroit 73/60 New York Philadelphia 71/63 Chicago Pittsburgh 70/52 78/61 Washington St. Louis 74/61 82/59 CANADA

Billings 79/47

San Francisco 69/53

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.




Air Quality




Sept. 15 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7

Asbury Park 73/62





81 64

Cool start

Vancouver 61/52




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72 63

Sunny but cooler

Allentown Harrisburg


Denver 86/53

Los Angeles 70/62

Low High

Phoenix 103/80

Dallas 94/76

Houston 93/76

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 75/44/s 82/56/s 58/44/pc 95/75/pc 69/58/pc 73/47/s 89/72/pc 78/68/sh 73/58/sh 77/58/t 73/53/pc 93/79/pc 80/44/s 78/60/s 68/53/r 86/74/s 95/79/pc 79/61/t 94/75/pc

Sunday 71/55/pc 88/55/s 62/44/s 90/65/pc 66/56/pc 71/57/sh 86/72/t 83/60/t 78/61/s 78/53/s 71/55/s 94/76/pc 86/53/s 81/60/s 73/60/s 88/72/sh 93/76/t 79/58/s 91/72/t

Monday 76/51/pc 87/57/t 63/46/s 87/66/s 68/59/pc 71/54/sh 85/69/s 84/59/s 75/56/pc 85/54/pc 77/55/sh 94/73/pc 87/53/s 79/57/pc 77/56/pc 87/72/t 92/75/t 84/58/pc 90/72/pc

Saturday 86/73/pc 73/55/sh 78/72/pc 61/48/pc 106/72/s 86/77/t 86/79/t 90/61/s 72/48/pc 84/75/t 73/57/pc 63/52/pc 93/73/s 61/52/sh 64/52/sh 91/73/pc 81/77/t 85/67/s 68/52/pc 84/64/s

Sunday 86/78/t 64/55/c 80/72/t 63/55/sh 110/82/s 91/78/t 88/80/t 87/66/s 75/56/pc 81/76/sh 68/53/sh 66/50/s 93/74/s 68/57/c 64/49/s 91/73/t 84/79/t 85/64/s 78/57/s 84/61/s

Monday 87/77/t 63/53/pc 81/69/s 60/54/pc 111/80/s 89/79/t 89/81/t 89/67/s 67/53/sh 82/77/sh 64/52/pc 64/48/c 91/72/s 62/54/sh 63/54/sh 90/72/t 86/70/t 82/62/s 82/55/s 82/59/s


Atlanta 90/65

Stationary New Orleans 92/71


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

Memphis 86/61

Warm Miami 91/79


City Saturday Kansas City, Mo. 79/66/s Las Vegas 90/67/s Los Angeles 63/57/pc Memphis 88/75/na Miami 91/81/t Minneapolis 72/56/pc New Orleans 93/79/s Orlando 93/75/pc Phoenix 98/72/s Portland, Maine 72/50/pc Portland, Ore. 66/52/pc Richmond 82/54/s St. Louis 81/66/t Salt Lake City 76/45/s San Diego 70/61/s San Francisco 83/57/pc San Juan 87/75/t Seattle 62/53/pc Tampa 92/79/pc

Sunday 84/65/s 96/72/s 70/62/s 86/61/s 91/79/t 77/54/pc 92/71/t 94/74/t 103/80/s 63/51/pc 75/56/s 75/59/sh 82/59/s 83/60/s 73/63/s 69/53/s 87/80/t 67/56/sh 92/78/t

Monday 84/66/t 97/71/s 70/60/s 88/65/s 90/79/t 70/50/pc 91/72/s 92/74/t 104/80/pc 66/57/pc 78/55/pc 81/59/pc 83/62/s 86/57/s 73/62/s 61/52/s 86/79/t 66/55/sh 92/76/t

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

Sunday 67/51/pc 88/57/s 63/52/pc 75/57/t 80/59/s 66/56/c 61/47/sh 90/80/t 84/76/t 72/54/pc 72/47/s 82/68/s 86/62/s 81/70/sh 88/76/t 65/53/c 70/58/pc 90/76/c 71/57/sh 61/52/sh

Monday 66/50/c 85/56/s 57/49/sh 76/55/t 75/61/sh 70/54/r 64/48/s 89/79/t 88/77/t 69/51/pc 68/50/pc 83/67/s 84/61/s 80/68/s 87/77/t 61/49/r 71/56/sh 86/75/t 77/54/s 64/48/sh

Saturday 72/61/pc 88/57/s 61/45/pc 79/57/t 79/55/s 72/48/s 68/45/pc 93/79/pc 90/80/t 77/54/s 70/48/pc 82/66/s 86/68/pc 81/73/pc 90/77/t 63/54/pc 64/50/s 86/77/pc 68/50/s 63/50/pc

Accused would join unlikely group

ed that Hiller was “on a mis- plex facility,” Chief Inspector sion,” with specific targets in Joseph Sullivan said. “He mind. Figuring “I’m not on saved lives, saved time.” her list,” he tailed her as she And still Ciarlante’s service Continued from B1 WORKPLACE from B1 made her way among the ov- wasn’t complete. take risk, more willing to workplace, he said. in a plant office. ens and other machines on The police needed his help. She is also accused of shoot- take aggressive, bold action Disgruntled employees or Hiller was charged with the second floor. He joined a SWAT team as it ing coworker Bryant Dal- when they feel they’ve in ex-employees commit fewer two counts of murder and Ducking behind pillars and moved through the building, ton, 39, in the neck; he was some way been violated.” than 100 workplace homione count of attempted mur- folding himself into alcoves, looking for more victims. in critical condition at ThoSteve Albrecht, coauthor of cides annually, he said. der, aggravated assault, and Ciarlante kept up a running That meant Ciarlante was mas Jefferson University Ticking Bombs: Defusing Vio- Women account for a small other charges. She had a per- commentary on his walkie-talk- with police as they scoped out Hospital. lence in the Workplace, said number of those, he said. mit to carry the gun, officials ie. Supervisors the third-floor Police said Hiller, in an on- women were more likely to “Men tend to look at viosaid. and plant security, break room. Ly- going dispute with her col- kill their children, them- lence as an offensive weapon, As the bullet ing dead there, leagues, had accused them selves, or the men who beat women as a last resort,” he About six hours into his listening in, used shift Thursday night, Ciarlan- the intelligence to were of talking behind her back them. said. whizzed past, uncovered, te was on a Marlboro break get workers out of LaTonya Brown, and spraying her with chem“But it is quite rare for From childhood, boys exhe collapsed 36, and Tanya Wil- icals. She was suspended them to engage in violence press aggression differently outside in the back of the Hiller’s path. plant, watching as Hiller, in Despite Ciarlan- into a doorway. son, 47. The floor Thursday night and sent against strangers or people than girls do, said Nadine her Kraft uniform, walked te’s efforts to o f t h e t i n y home after an argument they know” casually, he Kaslow, professor and vice past on her way toward the hide behind cov8-by-8-foot room with those coworkers. She said. “It says a lot about this chair of Emory University’s facility. Moments later, a er, Hiller knew he was behind was littered with shell cas- returned and pressed her society that women would department of psychiatry in guard at the door yelled some- her, he said. Periodically, he ings. He recognized the vic- way in by holding two un- make that kind of leap to Atlanta. Girls do it with thing extraordinary: “That said, she turned back and tims. The scene was grim. armed security guards at this illogical behavior. Men words, boys with fists. lady has a gun.” took him in with her gaze. This was hard. gunpoint, authorities said. have been doing this since Men are also more likely to As a mechanic, Ciarlante “I’m staying back,” he as“This is a family place,” he She found her targets in a the caves.” use violent means to kill. has a walkie-talkie so he can sured her. said of Kraft. “Everyone break room and opened fire, Workplace homicide — com“Men tend to be more comrespond quickly to calls to re“She was just walking and knew everyone.” police said. mitted by either gender — is fortable with physically viopair the massive dough mix- looking,” Ciarlante said. “She On Saturday, Ciarlante, Women are much less like- rare. lent forms of aggression,” she ers, ovens, conveyor belts, had somebody else in mind, wearing a Harley-Davidson ly to kill than men, statistics In 2009, there were 521 said. and other machines in the not me.” T-shirt, blue jeans, and work show. A study by the Univer- workplace killings in the UnitAs for the reason more noisy plant at Roosevelt BouAt some point, police say, boots, hung out at his home sity of Tennessee found that ed States, 420 of them com- women may be committing levard and Byberry Road in Hiller did seek out and fire at in Bensalem and tried to women committed 15 per- mitted by gunfire, according workplace violence, she Northeast Philadelphia. a supervisor, but missed. make sense of all. cent of homicides, though to the U.S. Bureau of Labor said: “What we’re seeing, He made a snap decision to Ciarlante was finally The eyes of his son David, they make up more than Statistics. Of those, 24 were particularly as the economy head in. Ciarlante said that he stripped of protection as 17, were big with pride. half the U.S. population. in Pennsylvania and 18 in has gotten difficult, is that knew Hiller slightly, just by first Hiller made her way into a “He says he’s not a hero. He Women are much more like- New Jersey. more and more people are name, and that she worked on long, open work space. Sud- is a hero,” his son said. “He ly to target spouses, intimate The bureau did not have in- resorting to violence as a the third floor in the dough-mix- denly, a female coworker did something big.” acquaintances, or relatives, formation on how many were coping strategy. They feel ing area. He figured she was who knew Hiller ran up to Before the shootings, Ciar- the study also found. committed by women. so trapped that they feel the bound for that floor. her, beseeching, “Don’t do lante said, his motto was to “Females are often socialThe vast majority of kill- only way to respond is to be He was correct. Hiller, after this.” try to do at least one good ized to see their behaviors ings on the job, according to violent. I think women are a dispute with coworkers, had Ciarlante shouted: “Get thing every day — maybe more in the context of the Northeastern University getting swept up in that, been suspended from her job away from her. She has a open a door for someone, fix implications it has for other criminologist James Alan too.” and escorted out. Police say gun.” a flat. people,” said Carter Hay, an Fox, involve robberies — inshe returned to the third floor At that, he said, Hiller Now, his girlfriend, Karen, associate professor of crimi- cluding taxicab holdups and Contact staff writer Susan to settle the score. wheeled and fired. told him, “you’re good for a nology and criminal justice convenience-store stickups Snyder at 215-854-4693 or Ciarlante said he headed to At the same instant, Ciarlan- while.” at Florida State University — and assaults on police the second floor, his first te pivoted his narrow frame. As in Tallahassee. “Males have and security officers. Oththought being to alert fellow me- the bullet whizzed past, he col- Contact staff writer Craig R. been socialized to be more ers result from domestic dis- Inquirer staff writer Jane Von chanics there, who were not lapsed into a doorway. For an McCoy at 215-854-4821 or aggressive, more willing to putes that spill over into the Bergen contributed to this article. equipped with walkie-talkies. instant, he thought he had been As he moved through the hit. His shirt was soaked. But it plant, he warned everyone he was sweat, not blood. passed to get out — that a What next? gunwoman was loose in the “I started following her building. Some employees again.” didn’t believe him at first, Ciarlante watched as Hiller sure it was a prank. finally retreated into an office But as soon as he got up the used for quality control, a lab stairs to the second floor, he for checking the Ritz crackran right into Hiller. 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‘Hallowed Ground’ and the Mosque Religious respect and civility a 2-way street

The idea of sacred land has long resonated

Jennifer Bryson

Todd Gitlin

is a scholar in the Islam and Civil Society Project of the Witherspoon Institution in Princeton

is a professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University

Robert P. George

is an editor at Tablet magazine ( and coauthor, with Gitlin, of The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election

Liel Leibovitz

is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University



s we mark the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, this weekend, two words ring loudly through TV punditry and Internet mayhem: hallowed ground. Opponents of the proposed Islamic cultural center two blocks from ground zero speak of the site as sacred and the center as a desecration. But let us not too quickly dismiss the force of the claim that the Twin TowA core ers’ site is halbelief lowed — a sentiholds that ment echoed last month by Presithe nation dent Obama himwas chosen self. The question, as he framed it, by God. was not whether it made sense to speak of the ground as hallowed, but what exactly had been rendered sacred there. The president went on to say that what was “unshakable” in America was “our commitment to religious freedom,” but he began with the same term his opponents use. In truth, throughout American history, invocations of hallowed ground — and controversies over what exactly hallows it and what it is hallowed for — are more the rule than the exception. But even as elements of our collective faith shift, what’s virtually constant is the core belief that the nation was chosen by God Almighty to illuminate the world. The belief in national elevation and divine election has See GITLIN on C3

any Americans, including liberals like Howard Dean and Harry Reid, as well as some prominent American Muslims, believe that a decent respect for the feelings of families of victims of terrorism carried out in the name of Islam should cause Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and his supporters to reconsider the placement of their proposed Cordoba House. Muslim Some are also conleaders cerned that a new must heed Islamic center near the site of a the voices 9/11 terrorist attack would be of fellow treated by jihadist citizens. terrorists and their supporters as a symbol of victory. People who express these concerns are not bigots, as some in the media have claimed. At the same time, it must be acknowledged that in various places across the country anti-Muslim sentiment has expressed itself in opposition to the building of mosques. Whatever one’s final judgment of what President Obama has called the “wisdom” of building the proposed mosque near a site of 9/11 attacks, there are places where the sensitivities of families of terrorist victims are not what is driving opposition to mosques. Rather, it is an unwarranted fear of, or an unworthy See GEORGE on C3 DEAN ROHRER


Rendell’s prints all over recent fiascoes


The big goodbye and journeys ahead Melissa Dribben

is an Inquirer staff writer


made French toast for one this morning. Cut off the crusts and fed them to my grateful, slobbery dogs. I brewed a single cup of coffee and tried to put my sorrow in perspective by reading the news. In Kentucky, global warming has corn popping on the stalks. In Florida, an evangelist minister planning to

burn the Quran is fanning the fires of religious hatred. And around here, there are boyfriend stabbings, wife stranglings, brother shootings, and petty graft with DRPA employees traveling toll roads for free. As comforting as it may be to know there’s a world of greater pain out there, I didn’t get much past the headlines before bailing and turning to the J. Crew cataSee DRIBBEN on C6

know it’s bad form to question the greatness of Ed Rendell around here, but I’m wondering if he has lost some of his Midas touch. Granted, Rendell has done a great job on many fronts. But take a look at three recent controversies: the Philadelphia Housing Authority, the Delaware River Port Authority, and the Deferred Retirement Option Plan. Rendell had a hand in all of these blowups. Start with PHA. In 1998, as mayor and chairman of the Philadelphia Housing Authority, Rendell personally recruited and hired Carl R. Greene to run the city’s public-housing agency. Greene told me in a recent interview that it was Rendell’s relentless courting that brought him to Philadelphia, even after the public-housing chief turned down the job and was accused of sexuSee DAVIES on C6

Chat live with Paul Davies on Monday at 1 p.m. at


Making a case that all’s not lost for Democrats


pparently, there’s no need to chronicle the autumn campaign season, because the conventional wisdom has already forecast a Republican takeover on Capitol Hill, and it seems that the sole remaining mystery is whether to characterize the November results as a “massacre” or a “tsunami.” Nobody has actually voted yet, of course, but that trifling detail won’t slow the madly spinning wheels of our ever-accelerating news cycle. We’re

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Editorials, C4

Commentary, C5

Bill Lyon: Kevin Kolb, meet the expectations and yearnings of Eagles’ fans.

The character of the nation is reflected in its response to Sept. 11, 2001.

Kevin Ferris: If GOP wins big in November, it will need to be focused and disciplined.

still 51 days shy of the balloting, yet the zeitgeist arbiters on the Politico website are already naming the high-ranking Democrats who will likely be blamed for the (a) massacre or (b) tsunami. Far be it from me to defy conventional wisdom, particularly since all the polls are signaling a GOP congressional rebirth that will rival or exceed the Newt Gingrich takeover of 1994, nearly two years into Bill Clinton’s presidency. But rather than wrap up the See POLMAN on C6

Trudy Rubin’s column, “Worldview,” does not appear this week.

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Brain Food

Will Kevin Kolb join the pantheon of Eagles QBs? Bill Lyon

is the author of Deadlines and Overtimes: Collected Writings on Sports and Life


he hottest seat in this town has nothing to do with heat and humidity. It has everything to do with expectations and yearn-

ings. Just after 4 this afternoon, in the steamiest part of the day, the hottest seat in town will be occupied by a tough Texan who thinks he knows the enormity of what’s coming his way, but in fact, hasn’t the slightest. Kevin Kolb, who has dutifully, patiently, served a three-year apprenticeship, has been given the keys to Philadelphia’s beloved, revered sporting possession — its professional football team. Or, if you prefer, those E-A-G … For almost half a century now, when each new Iggles quarterback has hunkered down behind center, Philadelphia has wondered, wistfully, beseechingly: Is this, at last, the one? Many have tried to pull the sword from the stone, and all have failed. The last quarterback to deliver a championship to the long-suffering faithful, way back there in the misty long ago of 1960, was Norm Van Brocklin. The Dutchman was all grit and guts and gristle, a willful, profane whip-cracker whose voice was the only one permitted in the huddle while he tongue-lashed the sinners. “One play, I came back from missing a pass,” Hall of Fame receiver Tommy McDonald recalled, “and I

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told him: ‘Dutch, I think I broke my collarbone.’ And he just growled: ‘Shut the bleep up and catch the bleeping ball.’ ” Since the days of The Dutchman, the Iggles have had, in no particular order, one Bubby (Brister), two Detmers (Ty and Koy), two Jeffs (Garcia) and (Kemp), a Jaws (Ron Jaworski), a Sonny (Jurgensen), a Norm (Snead), a Jack (Concannon), and a Joe (Pisarcik). Plus a Matt (Cavanaugh), a Mark (Rypien), and an A.J. (Feeley). Also, a Pete (Liske) and a Peete (Rodney), a Bobby (Hoying), a Mike (Boryla), and a Michael (Vick), a Doug (Pederson) and a John (Reaves) and a Jim (McMahon). Not to mention a King (Hill), an Ultimate Weapon (Randall Cunningham), The Fire High Gang (Roman Gabriel) and, most recently, Donovan (Where’s The Love?) McNabb. Comes now Kevin Kolb. Like his enigmatic predecessor, he was booed — though not quite as lustily — when the Eagles drafted him. He shrugged and took the pragmatist’s view: “I was a little bit shocked, so why shouldn’t they [the fans] be? When the time comes, I’ll be ready to jump in.” The jump could be a daunting one, coming as it does against an opponent — the Green Bay Packers — regarded as a legitimate Super Bowl contender. The jump is in Philadelphia and before a raucous home crowd that will itch to have something to cheer about … and a crowd that is notorious for its quick trigger finger and rush to judgment.

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Eagles’ quarterback Kevin Kolb smiles sitting on the bench against the New York Jets. Fans want to love him, but can he earn that love? Now is the time, the new quarterback said, to grow a thick skin. Yes, something on the order of armadillo armor would serve nicely. Frankly, it is difficult to get a handle on these Eagles. They are remaking on the run, having gotten younger and speedier. There is pyrotechnic potential on offense. The new QB needn’t launch ICBMs; this attack requires a dart thrower who can hit the (Beep-Beep) Road Runners — DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin — in stride. “We have the playmakers,” Kolb

said, “it’s up to me to get them the ball.” What is unsettling is that he failed to do that during preseason games. There was nothing encouraging in his scattershot performances. The Birds took a familiar fallback position, namely that those games didn’t count. True enough, but it still is difficult not to have twinges of concern. He is The New Guy, and it is inevitable that, initially at least, he is going to be compared with The Old Guy, who is now doing his quarter-

backing down I-95 South, and who will be performing here Oct. 4. McNabb logged more than a decade here and leaves with his name scrawled across just about every page in the record books. Only one thing missing in that portfolio, as he has been reminded once or twice. He drags that with him, and there is no discernible reason to think he can lead Washington to the Supe. Certainly not this year. And what of The Old Guy’s Old Team? Eight-and-eight feels about right. Maybe a win or a loss either way — 9-7 with a wild-card berth by the Birds would be worthy of applause, anything to suggest that the remaking-on-the-run is headed in the right direction. When he was drafted, Kolb said: “I’m a student of the game. If I don’t know it, I’m going to sit here until I do.” The time for sitting and studying officially ends here and now, in the dying days of summer. Doing Time is here. A legendary Texas football man named Art Briles coached Kevin Kolb in high school and college, and on the day his protégé was drafted Briles tried to reassure those disgruntled b-o-o-o-ers up North, saying: “They [the Eagles] studied him a long time and did their homework on him. They [the Iggles zealots] are going to fall in love with him.” Well, they want to. They really, really do. E-mail Bill Lyon at

Here is the random list of Eagles quarterbacks past and present that Bill Lyon mentioned in his column today. Your challenge is to reorder the roster, from most games played to least, including special-teams play.

Norm Van Brocklin Bubby Brister Ty Detmer Koy Detmer Jeff Garcia Jeff Kemp Ron Jaworski Sonny Jurgensen Norm Snead Jack Concannon Joe Pisarcik Matt Cavanaugh Mark Rypien A.J. Feeley

Pete Liske Rodney Peete Bobby Hoying Mike Boryla Michael Vick Doug Pederson John Reaves Jim McMahon King Hill Randall Cunningham Roman Gabriel Donovan McNabb


quarterbacks Donovan McNabb (top), Randall Cunningham (above), and A.J. Feeley.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The earliest surviving version of the U.S. Constitution handwritten in 1787 by James Wilson.

Memory Stream Dipping into Philadelphia’s illustrated past


Mind Menu Where to feed your intellect J Indicates wheelchair-accessible. M Indicates listening devices. Events are free unless otherwise indicated.

Symposiums & seminars

Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues will hold a meeting to discuss synthetic biology. Full list of speakers: meetings/091310/. The Inn at Penn, 3600 Sansom St., 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon. and Annenberg Public Policy Center, 202 S. 36th St. 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tue. Oil Rig Disaster Symposium hosted by the Insurance Society and St. Joseph University. Campion Student Pavilion, St. Joseph’s University, 5600 City Ave; for more information contact the Insurance Society of Phila. 215-627-5306. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wed. Constitution Day, annual celebration featuring a wide array of inspiring and educational activities, including a naturalization ceremony. National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St; 215-409-6895 or for complete event schedule go to Fri.

Lectures & literature

Bubbles, Scams and Ponzi Schemes, lecturer

is lawyer and financial adviser Stephen King. Widener University, Exton Campus, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 825 Springdale Dr., Whiteland Business Park; 484-713-0088. 12:10 p.m. Wed.


Eliza Griswold, “The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches From the Fault Between Christianity and Islam.” Free Library of Philadelphia. Central Library (Montgomery Auditorium), 1901 Vine St; 215-567-4341. 7:30 p.m. Tue. Justin Spring, “Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist and Sexual Renegade.” Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St; 215-923-2960. 5:30-7 p.m. Thu.


Götterdammerung Richard Wagner’s opera. Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave; 610-527-4008. General admission $25, BMFI members $22.50 7 p.m. Wed. Bronx Princess, view and discuss the award-winning documentary. Willingboro Public Library, 220 Willingboro Pkwy, Willingboro; 609-877-6668. 6:30 p.m. Thu. For a complete calendar of events, go to “What’s Happening,” at

rom late May through mid-September 1787, delegates of the Constitutional Convention gathered in Philadelphia, where they met in secret, closed-door sessions in the State House, now known as Independence Hall. They had convened to revise the Articles of Confederation. However, the delegates decided instead to propose a new system of government, one never really tried before. There were 55 delegates representing 12 of the original 13 states. The largest delegation — eight members — was from Pennsylvania. After months of debate and discussion, the Constitution was signed by 39 delegates on Sept. 17, 1787, now known as Constitution Day. Two days later on Sept. 19, John Dunlap and David C. Claypoole of the Pennsylvania Packet, a daily Philadelphia newspaper, James Wilson was one of the issued the first 55 delegates at the public printing of Constitutional Convention. the Constitution. Only 25 copies of that edition of the Packet are known to exist today. The Historical Society has several versions of the Constitution, including the earliest surviving draft handwritten by delegate James Wilson, and the first newspaper printing by The Packet. On Friday, in celebration of Constitution Day, the Historical Society will display six original versions in its library, so visitors can see the evolution of this national treasure. For more information on this special one-day exhibit, visit Content and images provided by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

The official edition of the U.S. Constitution printed in the Pennsylvania Packet on Sept. 19, 1787, by John Dunlap and David C. Claypoole.

Sunday, September 12, 2010




Insights & Observations Marking the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

A key lesson: Every second in life counts Here’s part of a speech I gave Friday to an assembly of students at Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, the school our three sons attend:

On July 31, Bergan wrote, he learned that his son Daniel had been seriously wounded in Afghanistan. “A few weeks ago, the same son who when he was 15 wasn’t inhen Rev. James terested in 9/11, was in a hospital Squire, the chaplain bed telling his father, ‘You were here at Episcopal right when you said that day Academy, called me changed the lives of everyone in the on a hot summer day entire world,’ ” Bergan said. not long ago and asked if I would That theme of the world changing speak today, I didn’t hesitate to ac- in a moment’s notice is an imporcept. tant one. I heard it from another Sept. 11, 2001, is important to me. man, Ike Nobel of Haddonfield. He Things changed forever when 19 tru- said he heard me on the radio wonly evil men took control of four air- der how I could make “every second planes and deliberately crashed count” in my speech today. He said I them, killing 3,000 innocent people. had “just stated the theme or mesBut once I agreed to be sage” to convey. That every here, I began to get nersecond does count, and to vous. How could I possiask you how you will apply bly say something meanthat lesson to your lives. ingful in just 10 to 15 minI’ve been thinking about utes? how every second counted I turned to my radio auon each of the four planes dience. I asked listeners that crashed on 9/11. But I to suggest what I should was especially taken by say to you today. what happened on United Many said I should reFlight 93, which was schedmind you of the sacrifice uled to depart from Newthat 9/11 elicited — from ark and travel to San Franfiremen who rushed into cisco. burning buildings to the In fact, the seconds sacrifice of soldiers thereafter. Oth- counted one month before Flight 93 ers suggested I speak about patrio- left the ground. On Aug. 4, 2001, an tism. And more than a few wanted immigration inspector named Jose me to remind you that there re- Melendez-Perez had just seconds to mains evil in this world. decide whether he would permit a Steve Bergan of Terrell, Texas, man named Mohamed al-Kahtani to wrote: “My son was 15 and for some enter the United States at Orlando reason stayed home from school International Airport. The visitor that day. I went to his room and gave Melendez-Perez the “creeps,” woke him up each time something so Melendez-Perez did not let him new happened, and he was not the enter. And because of that split-secleast bit interested. Fast-forward to ond decision, Flight 93 had only 2005, and now he is in the Army in four terrorists aboard on 9/11, while Iraq, does his time, gets out in 2007, the other three planes had five home for a year, gets recalled to go each. The decision by Melendezto Afghanistan.” Perez helped spare a second strike



promoting authentic mutual understanding starts with a posture of listening to the concerns of others, for example, to those who fear an affront to the feelings of victims’ families. The question is not whether Rauf has a right to build a mosque and community center near ground zero; clearly he does. The question is whether it is the right thing to do — especially for someone who insists that his sole aim is to promote goodwill and mutual understanding. Achieving mutual understanding in the shadow of 9/11 will, to be sure, require nonMuslims in America to learn about the good character and honorable aspirations of the vast majority of their Muslim fellow citizens; but at the same time it will require Muslim leaders to heed the voices of their still grieving fellow citizens who speak out of wounds deeper than most of us can even begin to fathom. Muslims are a growing segment of our population today. The vast majority seek to live in peace as good Americans in a nation “conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” They are not terrorists or terrorist sympathizers, and they are as appalled as the rest of us by extremists who attack innocent people, execute apostates, engage in honor killings of allegedly wayward daughters, and the like. Most of them think like most of us: They believe in liberty, virtue, charity, self-discipline, personal responsibility, the sanctity of human life, and the importance of marriage and the family. This is an important moment for Christians, Jews, and other non-Muslim Americans and for American Muslims. While fraught with dangers on all sides, it is also a time of opportunity. Non-Muslims can send to their Muslim fellow citizens the message that they are full participants in American democracy, enjoying on terms of equality the fundamental rights and liberties on which we pride ourselves as a nation. Muslims can send a message to their non-Muslim fellow citizens that they understand the sensitivities occasioned by the mass murder of Americans (including some Muslim Americans) committed by radicals in the name of the Islamic faith. On such a foundation, Americans of all faiths can build mutual respect.

Continued from C1 hostility to, Muslims in general that is responsible. This is disturbing and threatens religious freedom not only for Muslims but for all. We must avoid an attitude of “religious freedom for me but not for thee,” for such a mentality rings a death knell for freedom itself and undermines the atmosphere of civility that makes social cooperation possible in a society as diverse and pluralistic as ours. It dishonors religious freedom and threatens the spirit of goodwill on which the great “American experiment in ordered liberty” rests. In addition, such an attitude bespeaks a deep lack of prudence. There are those today, including some whose hands are on levers of cultural and political power, who have little regard for the religious freedom and rights of conscience of conservative Christians and traditional Jews. They would wield wellintentioned but easily abused antidiscrimination laws as weapons against religious organizations and people of faith who dissent from the liberal orthodoxy on same-sex marriage and sexual morality. They would compel prolife physicians, nurses, and pharmacists of every tradition to violate their moral convictions by participating in or referring for abortions or dispensing abortifacient drugs, or abandon their professions. Weakening protection for religious freedom by targeting Muslim institutions will play into the hands of those who would run roughshod over the rights of Jews, Christians, and others. To impede law-abiding citizens from building a house of worship out of animus toward them or their faith is to step onto a very slippery slope; it is an invitation for others to attack one’s own religious freedom. Moreover, the success of our religiously diverse society depends not only on the excellent framework of religious freedom bequeathed by our Founding Fathers, but also on a far-reaching capacity to handle discussions of difficult topics in the public square in a spirit of civility and mutual respect. And this brings us back to New York City. Respect and civility need to go in both directions. Those proposing to build an Islamic center have expressed their intent to pro- E-mail the authors at mote mutual understanding or in society. That is good. But

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A wooden cross and other mementos mark a temporary memorial established for United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., after Sept. 11, 2001. on Washington. Seconds also counted when Flight 93 passenger Mark Bingham awoke on the morning of 9/11. He had overslept and arrived at his terminal just 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Nine minutes after his friend dropped him off, he was sipping an orange juice in first class. A few more moments and he would have missed the flight. The departure of Flight 93 might have been different as well, but for the passing of a few moments. See, the hijackers had planned to take flights that had departure times within 25 minutes of one another. Three took off essentially on time, but United Flight 93 left the ground more than 25 minutes late and just four minutes before American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center. In other

words, had Flight 93 been delayed longer, it might never have left the ground. Seconds also mattered once Flight 93 was airborne. At 9:24 a.m. the pilots received a warning from the ground that said, “Beware any cockpit intrusion.” They had a very short time to figure out what that meant. At 9:28 a.m., the hijacking began. This brings me to my fifth example of how every second mattered on Flight 93. On the cockpit voice recorder at 10:02:23, a hijacker is heard yelling, “Pull it down!” just before Flight 93 crashed, upside down, going 580 miles per hour. It disintegrated upon impact in a former strip mine in Western Pennsylvania. But if it had stayed in the air just seconds longer, it could have struck the Shanksville-Stoneycreek High

School just one mile away. If it remained airborne for 20 more minutes, it would have reached its intended target — either the White House or the Capitol. On Sept. 11, every second mattered. Decisions made in the span of just a few moments had life-anddeath consequences. And by the end of the day, 3,000 innocent civilians no longer had the ability to determine what they would do with another second of their lives. It seems logical to believe that as many breathed their last breath, they thought about seconds in their lives they had misused, and things they would have done if they had more. Sadly they didn’t. But you do. The question now is what you will choose to do with the seconds, the minutes, the hours, the days, and years of your lives, to best honor those we lost on 9/11. Chances are that you will never be called upon to make split-second decisions like Daniel Bergan made on a battlefield in Afghanistan, or Jose Melendez-Perez made at the Orlando International Airport a month before 9/11, or Mark Bingham confronted aboard Flight 93. But choices will confront you. As students, you may view the future in terms of years and decades. But ultimately, those years and decades are simply made up of seconds. When you think about 9/11, consider how every one of those seconds counts. Realize that your actions — and inactions — can at a moment’s notice have serious consequences for yourself and others. And always make it your goal to maximize those chances you do have left. In so doing you will honor those we lost on 9/11. To read the entire speech, visit

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Opponents of the proposed mosque and Islamic community center near ground zero protesting in New York last month.


government.” Sacredness was the coin of the realm. The territorial idea of America’s sacred mission continued Continued from C1 through various incarnations. stirred the souls of presidents Imperial claims to the entire from Thomas Jefferson to continent culminated in war George W. Bush. The very ter- with Mexico and the idea of rain is streaked with the idea “manifest destiny.” But the beof sacredness — and still, lief that Americans had been there is an unceasing fight chosen to do the work of God over what to hold sacred. If was virtually unexceptionable. ground zero is hallowed The most striking variation ground, what is the faith in came from the man who is the whose name we deem it sa- closest we have to a national cred? saint: Abraham Lincoln. ShortIndeed, the ground of this ly before assuming the presicontinent was hallowed, de- dency, Lincoln spoke tantalizcreed a “new Israel,” before ingly of Americans as “this almost European settlers ever most chosen people” — suglaid eyes on these shores. In gesting that we had not quite 1630, the Puritan minister arrived, that we were a people John Cotton preached of a who must forever work to be “land of promise” to John Win- found worthy of having been throp’s voyagers aboard the Ar- chosen. To Lincoln, chosenbella as they were about to set ness was not a prize or a resail from Southampton, draw- ward for virtue but an honor ing his text from 2 Samuel and a burden. But the deeply 7:10: “Moreover I will appoint religious Lincoln also made a place for my people Israel … room for the tradition of sathat they may dwell in a place cred ground — for example, of their own, and move no on Nov. 19, 1863, when he dedimore; neither shall the chil- cated the soldiers’ cemetery at dren of wickedness afflict Gettysburg, Lincoln spoke of them any more. …” “the brave men, living and Even the deist Thomas Jef- dead, who struggled here” and ferson — who was so far from “hallowed” the land. orthodox Christianity as to So it was very much in the have taken up a razor to slice American grain when, on Aug. out of his own version of the 28, 1963, the Rev. Dr. Martin Gospels all references to mira- Luther King Jr. spoke from the cles, angels, and the divinity of steps of the Lincoln Memorial Jesus — declared in his first and called it “this hallowed inaugural that Americans “pos- spot.” King’s “I Have a Dream” sess[ed] a chosen country,” speech has come to be virtualand in his last speech from the ly canonical, if promiscuously White House spoke of “this sol- brandished. Its genius was in itary republic of the world” as its luminous refashioning of “the sole depository of the sa- an idea of American destiny cred fire of freedom and self- that embraced the language of

divinity: “Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children. … ‘And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.’ ” War tends to concentrate the mind on the sacred. The proximity of death raises ultimate questions, and ultimate questions tend to elicit transcendent answers. The war that struck home on Sept. 11, 2001, unconventional in so many ways, only reinfused America’s cultural and political life with the language of ultimate things — which is, in truth, the primary public language that America has spoken for centuries. No matter how many times “civil religion” and “secular faith” are said to have supplanted oldtime religion as the wave of the future — and no matter how scornful the old and new atheists — it should not surprise us to see religious language move back to the center of American political life. No movement or party has a monopoly, nor should anyone casually yield a claim to it. What then? Rather than embrace the idea of national chosenness unequivocally, or reject it as nothing but dead tradition, let us wrestle with it, understanding that a belief in the nation’s exceptional nature can ignite new generations and serve as an engine of achievement, not a force of arrogance and ruin. If we follow the real Lincoln — not selections from the Great Emancipator tethered to the tea party’s political ambitions — and listen to the better

angels of our nature, we shall embrace not only privileges but responsibilities. If we do so, we may come to understand that there is nothing our faith considers more hallowed than the freedom to worship without fear or prejudice. Without turning its back on the idea of America’s mission, the republic can restore its honor. Downtown Manhattan can become the proverbial city upon a hill. E-mail the writers at and

Quiz Answers Questions on C2 Donovan McNabb, 148; Ron Jaworski, 142; Randall Cunningham, 122; Koy Detmer, 103; Norm Snead, 85; Sonny Jurgensen, 83; King Hill, 71; Roman Gabriel, 53; Norm Van Brocklin, 36; Rodney Peete, 30; Joe Pisarcik, 29; Pete Liske, 28; Matt Cavanaugh, 27; Mike Boryla, 22; Ty Detmer, 21; Jim McMahon, 21; Jack Concannon, 18; Bubby Brister, 17; Bobby Hoying, 16; Doug Pederson, 16; John Reaves, 16; Michael Vick, 12; A.J. Feeley, 12; Jeff Garcia, 9; Jeff Kemp, 7; Mark Rypien, 1.

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America has changed


rials define character. Those three words posted on a sign outside a little church in South Jersey no doubt have evoked some powerful thoughts among motorists who happened to glance in that direction. Many were likely reminded of personal tragedies, but in a week that included the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it was just as easy to recall that day, and how the character of this nation was reflected in its response. There have been few prouder moments for Americans than in those frantic hours after the Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington were hit by airplanes hijacked by terrorists. We were all in it together, united in horror, in grief, in a deep desire to respond — but how? In the aftermath of the apparently-over Iraq war, and the continuing debate over whether that fight should have ever occurred, it should not be forgotten that starting the so-called just war in Afghanistan wasn’t a slam-dunk decision either. As that war proceeds, the same questions posed immediately after 9/11 persist. Was a military action the best way to apprehend 9/11 ringleader Osama bin Laden? What did it mean to declare a war on terrorism, a concept that refuses to be confined within geographic borders? How do you find victory when you are battling an enemy with a seemingly boundless supply of new adherents? Nine years of war have not satisfactorily answered those questions. Nine years of war did not capture bin Laden. Nine years didn’t end the terrorist threat to this nation. In fact, while better domestic security may have reduced the threat, its potential sources have spread to Africa. That declaring a war on terrorism may not have been the best response to 9/11 is also evident in the counterinsurgency strategy military commanders have decided is their best course. It relies as much on diplomacy and developing fruitful relationships with the indigenous people as it does on drone attacks and combat. In the end, “success” is likely to resemble Iraq’s, with a shaky Af-


Nine years of war after 9/11, plus a recession, have tested the nation’s character. Not everyone gets a passing grade.

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9/11, displayed at ground zero. ghan government and even shakier army trying to hold on to power amid factions that include some of the same Taliban chiefs who have been in league with alQaeda. Just as shaky could be Pakistan, which has been a less-thanenthusiastic partner in the war. So, it’s been nine years since 9/11, and America still has unanswered questions about the war. But now there are also questions about our character, which has changed since that dreadful day. That spirit of unity, of facing adversity together, that was so evident on Sept. 11, 2001, too often today is replaced by blind fury. Appeals to be respectful of Islam don’t get the media attention given to calls to burn the Quran. And even among people who dismiss such rhetoric as extremist, too many see nothing wrong with denying Muslim Americans the benefits that come with citizenship since, after all, the 9/11 attackers were Muslim, too. No doubt, the long, wearying recession has also had a damaging effect on our character. Uncertainty over employment and income has made families nervous. Add a background of constant war against an enemy whose most definable trait is his religion, and you get an explicable result. But as a president said long ago, we must not let our fears define who we are as Americans.

Stop sitting on judges

he Senate Republican leadership should stop its delaying tactics on President Obama’s judicial nominees. And Obama needs to assert himself more if he’s to fill a glaring number of vacancies on the federal bench. The stalemate on judges has resulted in the worst record for confirmations for a first-term president in the last 40 years. Senators have approved only 40 of Obama’s 85 judicial nominations, in spite of Democrats’ controlling a significant majority of Senate seats during Obama’s first two years. Out of 854 federal judgeships, 102 are vacant. The judiciary has labeled 47 of those vacancies as emergencies, due to heavy caseloads. There are six vacancies in Pennsylvania for U.S. district judgeships, as well as two in New Jersey, and one in Delaware. Obama has yet to nominate candidates for these seats, despite vacancies dating back in some cases to early 2009. Obama should be more active about nominating candidates, and more forceful about getting the Senate to act on his nominations. Obama has approached this duty with an attitude approaching timidity or disinterest. The president hasn’t even tried to fill two vacancies on the powerful federal appeals court for the District of Columbia, considered a training ground for future Supreme Court nominees. Meanwhile, Senate Republicans are doing whatever they can to block or delay the nominations

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As Congress dives ever deeper into the abyss of partisan rancor, some judicial nominations have been taken hostage. that the president does send to Congress. Their tactics run the gamut from filibusters to anonymous holds. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said the delays are party payback for the way Senate Democrats treated the nominees of Republican President George W. Bush. While Democrats did play partisan games with some of Bush’s nominees, they also confirmed 85 percent of his district court appointees and 52 percent of his appeals court nominees in his first two years in office. Obama has made a focused effort to install more women and minorities on the federal bench. Longtime observers of the nomination process say the stalling is not a reaction to the president’s push for diversity, but is a worsening of the partisan warfare that has gone on for decades. The problem could grow worse if, as expected, Republicans pick up more Senate seats in the November elections. The president and Senate leaders need to reach an understanding to get beyond partisanship and fill more of these posts. The timely operation of the federal justice system depends on it.

Two obituaries, and a sad story Ironic and sad — two obituaries in Thursday’s issue: An Israeli war hero and developer of a powerful tank died, and The Inquirer honored him with close to 75 lines. It was followed by a 15-line obituary about Pastor Lucius Walker, a courageous peace activist, a hero to many. He founded Pastors for Peace, which organized humanitarian supplies to Cuba, defying an unconscionable U.S. law. One can’t choose one’s heroes from the obituaries.

Libby Frank Philadelphia

St. John’s must obey the law I am the block captain of my street, which is two blocks from St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. I listen to neighbors’ complaints about illegal parking, vomit, trash, party houses, lewd behavior, and noise. All are very real qualityof-life issues in Manayunk. I happen to know one of the people who filed the complaint about the “noise” from St. John’s bells. This complaint was not the first. Others in surrounding blocks near St. John’s have also expressed chronic annoyance at the many and loud bells. (I include myself and family.) The person who complained about St. John’s is not a newcomer, but a homeowner and longtime resident who is actually awake at 7 a.m. to enjoy the mornings in Manayunk. When do religious traditions impose on a community of diverse beliefs and practices? We are a country of diverse faith; would this neighborhood tolerate a daily amplified Islamic call to prayer? This is not about us and them, or then and now. It is not about silencing church bells; it is about the volume and number of bells. It is about all of us living together and respecting the quality of life of all. If there is an ordinance for noise, then St. John’s and any other place of worship should obey the ordinance.

ety from the most dangerous offenders and allows families to step away from the legal arena and focus on their own healing. Let’s put offenders in prison, scrap the death penalty, and reallocate the resources saved to meeting the real needs of murder victims’ family members. Aja Beech Family member of a murder victim Philadelphia

Why did no one stop Carl Greene? Carl Greene should walk away from this city and the agency he ran with a ruthless hand, fear, and predatory indecencies to employees. Greene came to Philly with a bad record, and the mayor who brought him knew this and never took any protective precautions for the employees at the Philadelphia Housing Authority. How could victims who took settlements or employees who just left not have tried to communicate the sad scenario to the PHA and the board? Or was the board just not listening? The entire PHA board should be admonished and removed from service for allowing an agency so vital to the needy to run free and unchecked, because productivity, measured by new units built, was good. To now sue this city is shameful.

Max M. Berger Penn Valley

Flu scare wasted thousands As a physician trained in prevention and public health, I felt a need to express my views on your article on mandatory flu vaccines for healthcare workers (“More health-care

Darlene Messina Philadelphia

Life sentences better for victims Every time I read an article such as “Pa. executions are a rare occurrence” (Aug. 29), I am reminded that the death penalty is a false promise for families of homicide victims. Though one of the basic needs of families is for the right person to be held accountable for his actions, the many years it takes to actually get to an execution further traumatizes already suffering families. Only 1 percent of murderers are actually executed. That leaves 99 percent of families with no benefit from the tremendous time and attention sucked up by the death penalty. There is an alternative. Permanent imprisonment preserves soci-

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Several health organizations have endorsed mandatory flu vaccinations.

staff must get flu shots,” Monday). Scientifically, the flu is generally a self-limiting disease with no permanent aftereffects, and generally it is fatal to the elderly who are frail and who often have several underlying serious diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention itself admits that the term flu death is fuzzy at best. This past season’s swine flu experience was neither a global pandemic nor a national emergency. Formal investigations currently being conducted will prove that. Conversely, huge sums of precious health-care dollars were wasted. The scaremongers and profiteers keep harking back to the era of 1918-20, when the Spanish flu killed millions worldwide. The year 2010 looks nothing like 1918 and never will. Unfortunately, the medical profession has morphed into a huge forprofit business, especially in regions like Philadelphia. In our region, many health-care workers are treated unethically by greedy health-care-industry executives. So, if we do require giving mandatory flu vaccine to healthcare workers, how about immunizing our region’s health-care workers against layoffs, low pay, eroding benefits, and poor and, yes, even unhealthy working conditions. Richard A. Lippin Southampton


Assisted outpatient care can make a big difference In response to the letter saying that outpatient commitment laws are “unworkable,” the current outcomes of assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) show the opposite to be true (“Coerced treatment law unworkable,” Tuesday). Statistics from the most current research on the most wellknown AOT law, Kendra’s Law, states a dramatic decrease in the number of people who are homeless, hospitalized, incarcerated, or victimized. In terms of funding, the most sensible, cost-effective treatment for individuals with severe mental illness who constantly end up in crisis situations is to provide sustained, continuous treatment in the community, not in a hospital or jail, which are the most costly. As with most diseases, early intervention is key, and, for someone who lacks insight to seek help on his or her own voluntarily, assisted outpatient treatment provides the compassionate intervention that can make the difference. Pennsylvania is also heading in this smart direction with two identical pieces of legislation in the House (HB 2186) and Senate (SB 251) that would change our outdated Mental Health Procedures Act for outpatient commitment just slightly from “clear and present danger” to “likely to be a clear and present danger.” Jeanette M. Castello Newtown

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If GOP gains majority, it will need to focus Economic recovery and job growth are the top issues. Even Obama gets that message.

sumers and 54 percent of investors rate the economy as poor. A scant 9 percent of consumers — and just 7 percent epublicans 2000? James Carville was pre- of investors — consider the shouldn’t let the fa- dicting 40 years of Democrat- economy good or excellent. vorable poll num- ic dominance just two years Those numbers represent a bers and talk of a ago. Maybe he’ll prove pro- mandate for change. And it “wave” election go phetic. Or maybe all the polls appears President Obama is are correct, and a “refudia- getting the message, with his to their heads. Check out this e-mail from tion” of the crazed lurch to recent embrace of some proa reader whose first vote for the left is coming. growth tax policies that have If so, Re- long been advocated by Represident went to Ike: publicans “I, along with many friends, publicans. He’s still not quite should re- there on extending the Bush are totally fed up with BOTH sist t h e tax cuts, and the spending remajor parties and want real temptation change in our country. Surely flex is still on overdrive, but to pack 40 Republicans stand ready to the entrenched Democrats years o f bring him along. will not deliver that, and looktheir own ing back on the Bush years, Last week on Good Morning goofiness this crop of Republicans are America, House Minority into a Leader John Boehner said he also likely to guarantee busicrazed ness as usual.” was open to the president’s lurch to the call for tax cuts and credits Pollster Scott Rasmussen right. (i.e. Is for small businesses. It just confirmed those sentiments President wasn’t enough. Boehner last week: “[V]oters are ready Obama real- wants to see discretionary to deliver the same message in 2010 that they delivered in ly a U.S. citizen? Can we spending cut to 2008 levels 2006 and 2008 as they pre- amend the 14th Amendment, and the current tax rates expare to vote against the party the one with all that due pro- tended for two years. Now. Bein power for the third straight cess and equal protection fore the election. election. These results sug- stuff?) “If we’re able to do this toInstead, they should focus. gether, I think we’ll show the gest a fundamental rejection Think economic recovery and American people that we unof both political parties.” I hope GOP leaders are pay- job growth. Period. GDP, hous- derstand what’s going on in ing attention. Too often after ing, and unemployment num- the country and we’ll be able a big win politicians get too bers are abysmal, and Ameri- to get our economy moving full of themselves. Remember cans don’t like what they’re again,” he said. the talk of a “permanent Re- seeing. Rasmussen said last He and House Republicans publican majority” after week that 55 percent of con- have also outlined $1.3 trillion


spending cuts Boehner and Daniels suggest, as well as extending the current tax rates. But Toomey would go further, lowering both the capital gains and corporate tax rates to make the United States more competitive with other industrial nations. Though that could fuel attacks that he’s too pro-business, Toomey isn’t concerned. “Average people are not buying into the class-warfare argument,” he told me last week. “They understand that ALEX BRANDON / Associated Press more new businesses are likeHouse Minority Leader John Boehner (left) and Senate Minority ly to be launched if entrepreLeader Mitch McConnell favor cuts in spending and taxes. neurs have a lower tax hurdle to get over and that existing in spending cuts — $925 bil- pension or reduction of the businesses are more likely to lion from reverting to ’08 bud- Social Security payroll tax, expand.” get numbers alone. paid for in part by not spendSome will be tempted to disRepublican Gov. Mitch ing what’s left of TARP and miss these ideas as more of Daniels of Indiana also stimulus funds, as well as cur- the same from the GOP’s ecoweighed in last week. tailing federal hiring and pay. nomic songbook. But rememDaniels, mentioned as a presi- “[C]ut federal pay, which now ber that the president is startdential contender for 2012, vastly outstrips private-sec- ing to sing along. Of course, has managed to keep his tor wages, by 10 percent dur- that’s not enough. There’s no state fiscally sound while oth- ing the emergency term, and road to fiscal sanity with Obaers drown in debt. In a Wall freeze it after that,” he wrote. ma’s current backup group, Street Journal op-ed, he sugIf elected, Republican Sen- the Spendapaloozas. Replace gested that a “time-limited, ate candidate Pat Toomey them with a disciplined, foemergency growth program says he’ll advise colleagues to cused GOP majority, and peraimed at triggering new pri- “focus on two big things: re- haps the real change can bevate investment … should be storing economic growth and gin. a primary goal of the next job creation and putting the Congress — one hopes on a federal government on a sus- Contact Kevin Ferris at bipartisan basis.” tainable [fiscal] path.” or He urged a temporary susHe’s on board with the 215-854-5305.

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resident Obama decided last week to raise the stakes in this fall’s election by making the choice about something instead of nothing but anger. In the process, he will confront a deeply embedded media narrative that sees a Republican triumph as all but inevitable. Paradoxically, such extravagant expectations may be the GOP’s biggest problem — by raising the bar for what will constitute success, and by discouraging adjustments should our newly combative president alter the political battlefield. Until Obama’s Labor Day speech in Milwaukee and his Cleveland-area statement of principles Wednesday, it was not clear how much heart he had in the fight, or whether he would offer a comprehensive argument for his party’s approach over the other’s. In the absence of a coherent case, Republicans were winning by default on a wave of protest votes. Obama was a blur: a socialist to conservatives, a sellout to some progressives, and a disappointment to younger Americans who wondered what happened to the ebullient, hopeful guy they voted for.

That’s why the MilwaukeeCleveland one-two punch mattered. The first speech showed Obama could fight and enjoy himself in the process. The second speech spelled out why he’s chosen to do battle. The news headline was Obama’s decision to draw the line on George W. Bush’s tax cuts. He would continue the most economically stimulative cuts for families earning under $250,000 a year but say no to extending the rest of the tax cuts that, as Obama noted, “would have us borrow $700 billion over the next 10 years to give a tax cut of about $100,000 to folks who are already millionaires.” What do Democrats stand for if they are not willing to take on this cause? But even more, Wednesday’s speech in Ohio saw Obama speaking openly about the philosophical underpinnings of his presidency. “I’ve never believed that government has all the answers to our problems … ,”

Obama said. “But in the words of the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, I also believe that government should do for the people what they cannot do better for themselves.” Suddenly, there’s a point to this election. The New Obama (or, rather, the resurrected Old Obama) will be up against a media story line whose self-sustaining quality was brought home by the treatment of recent Gallup poll findings. The media largely ignored a mid-July survey giving Democrats a six-point lead, then devoted huge blocks of print and airtime to the more recent Gallup survey showing Republicans ahead by a whopping 10 points — only to have Gallup come out last week with a poll showing Republicans and Democrats tied. Even Democrats concede a Republican sweep may be in the cards. But there is another possibility: that we are now at the Republican peak, and that Democrats are in a position to claw back enough support to hang on to both houses of Congress. Republican voters simply can’t get more enthusiastic without violating the law by

The price of school reforms H ere in the nation’s capital, something remarkable has happened: Students in the public schools, long regarded as among the nation’s worst, have shown dramatic improvement on standardized tests over the last few years. Here’s something even more remarkable: Local voters seem indifferent, if not hostile, to the reforms that have produced those gains. If anything points to the difficulty of changing the nation’s underperforming classrooms, the controversy surrounding Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee does. While officials have worked for several years to improve the schools, the gains of the last two years are largely the result of her efforts. But voters haven’t warmed to Rhee; according to the Washington Post, her approval rating hovers around 44 percent. And her unpopularity may help Mayor Adrian Fenty lose his bid for reelection. Fenty, who was elected in 2007, put the city’s troubled schools under his purview, and he selected Rhee to run the school system. Tough but visionary, she has wrestled with the teachers’ union to fire bad teachers, hire good principals, close underused schools, and streamline a top-heavy administration. She chides teachers who talk about the

burdens of teaching students from dysfunctional homes and champions merit pay. Rhee has committed her share of political mistakes, but she gets results. And if she leaves, it’s unlikely her data-driven reforms, which emphasize accountability, would continue. The lesson from her departure would be: Don’t shake things up. Already, Vincent Gray, Fenty’s opponent in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, has called for slowing the pace of change in the schools. That seems unwise as district schools still fall below the national average. One of the more striking features of the controversy over school reform is Rhee’s alienation from black voters, who account for more than 60 percent of the local electorate. Fifty-four percent of black voters say they are less likely to support Fenty’s reelection because he chose Rhee for the chancellor’s post, according to the Post. You’d think that black voters would be building monuments to Rhee. Nearly 85 percent of students in local pub-

lic schools are black, so black kids benefit disproportionately from the academic gains. But there is a price to be paid for tangling with teachers. Though it has barely begun, President Obama’s Race to the Top program, which emphasizes weeding out poorly performing educators, has frayed alliances between teachers’ unions and Democrats. Schoolteachers exert outsized influence here because, along with civil servants, they are the backbone of the black middle class. While the civil rights movement has given black college graduates far more professional opportunities, teachers are still linchpins of churches, clubs, and other social networks. And those networks are roiling over Rhee’s firings of more than 200 teachers and several principals for poor performance. She also negotiated a union contract that makes it easier to fire bad teachers in the future. Those are just the changes necessary to eliminate the lazy, the incompetent, and the ill-equipped — teachers whose presence in the classroom is detrimental to impoverished children who start school behind. It’s too bad those kids don’t have a vote.

Cynthia Tucker is a columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. E-mail her at

casting multiple ballots. Democrats, on the other hand, have a large swath of yet-to-be motivated sympathizers. For Republicans, the costs of tea-party extremism are beginning to balance the benefits of the movement’s energy. Republican pollster David Winston thinks the economy has given his party “an enormous opening,” but he cautions against seeing the contest as over. He argues that

likely-voter screens applied by pollsters too early exclude a disproportionate number of voters in key Democratic constituencies. And the economic debate Obama is trying to reframe, Winston said, “is going to have an impact. It’s not enough for Obama to be wrong. If Republicans want to get to a majority, they have to lay out where they want to go.”

Yes, Republicans had better start defining themselves. If they don’t, Obama, who labeled them the party of “stagnant growth, eroding competitiveness, and a shrinking middle class,” is now happy to do it for them. That’s what changed in Milwaukee and Cleveland. E.J. Dionne is a Washington Post columnist. E-mail him at

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Perspectives The American Debate By Dick Polman


Continued from C1 shortest column in journalistic history, I see some value in offering a counternarrative — if only because the CW sometimes errs, because surprises in politics do occur, and because Dewey did not beat Truman. So I asked a few Democratic strategists to list the reasons President Obama’s party might actually retain (shrunken) majorities in the House and Senate. At first they seemed utterly flummoxed, as if I had asked them to devise a method for removing their pants over their heads. But soon enough, like good partisans, they warmed to the task and concocted a plausible victory scenario (sort of):

Polls measure current sentiment, not future behavior.

The current public mood is obviously toxic for the incumbent party, and the polls reflect that. But most people — devoted as they are to living their lives, getting their children back to school, watching America’s Got Talent — have barely begun to focus on the midterm races. Democrats still have time to get a


Continued from C1 log to marvel at the $650 sequined harem pants. Who would ever wear them? Who would ever pay that? Who cares? Not me. But harem pants are giving me a few seconds’ reprieve from the image of my daughter’s back, 18 hours ago, as I stood outside a college gym and watched her, the last of my children, walk away. It’s quiet in my kitchen now. A hollow, disquieting quiet. I can hear the refrigerator whir and cars whiz by the house and the whisper of my own breath. This is the kind of peaceful morning I have coveted for the last 26 years when, if I wanted any time alone, I had to steal it. Today the solitude feels like a shroud. I’m not asking for sympathy. Trust me, I know how to forbear under duress. I’ve raised three kids. I’m used to disdain and cruel indifference. And yes, on the scale of tragedies, sending your youngest off to college is nothing compared with death by stoning, North Korean prison, or receiving the affections of Carl “Hands-

fair hearing, and to frame this election — not as a referendum on Obama, but as a choice between Obama’s party and the party that flamed out in 2006 and 2008.

popularity has plummeted since the inauguration, but he’s still the party’s best hope for juicing the liberal base. If the base stays home on Election Day (apparently demoralized by all that Obama has thus far failed to achieve), the voting will be dominated by angry conservatives (who think that Obama has been too liberal, or “socialist,” or whatever). That’s what happened in 1994: Newt’s army showed up; Clinton’s base did not. Twice in the last week, Obama was feisty on the stump: “Do we return to the same failed policies that ran our economy into a ditch, or do we keep moving forward with policies that are slowly

pulling us out? … It’s still fear vs. hope, the past vs. the future. It’s still a choice between sliding backward and moving forward. That’s what this election is about.” It’s easy to poke holes in that kind of rhetoric (note the caveat about how his policies are “slowly” pulling us out of recession), but it’s solely aimed at persuading grassroots Democrats to shake off their torpor. They just might, if Obama can shelve his cerebral vibe and sustain a give’em-hell spirit for the next 51 days. (Big if.)

cessfully surfed the public’s anger and frustration over

the economy, but the polls consistently show that the congressional GOP is broadly unpopular. That gives Democrats an autumn opening to sow fresh doubts about the out party, to tag the GOP as a party with no new ideas — except, perhaps, for the fringe sentiments expressed by its ascendant tea party faction. (Alaska GOP senatorial candidate Joe Miller insists, for instance, that jobless benefits are “not constitutionally authorized.” That may unnerve the millions who’ve been socked by the recession, but it certainly qualifies as a new idea.) Republicans keep promising to unveil a governing agenda; so far, nothing. Their economic prescriptions are simple: Extend the Bush tax cuts for the rich, and oppose whatever Obama wants to do — including various tax credits for small businesses, a proposal they have long supported, at least until Obama suggested it. As the president quipped on the stump Monday: “If I say the sky is blue, they say no. If I say fish live in the sea, they say no.” In fact, Obama and the Democratic candidates can rightfully highlight this dearth of GOP ideas, be-

on” Greene. retriever to repulsive cockMy current suffering is not roach to the hen who’s laid as painful as pacing the her egg and needs to cluck apartment at 3 a.m. with an off back to her rooster. inconsolable infant or prying My friends ask, “How are your terrified 6-year-old’s you handling the empty fingers from your hand as nest?” I appreciate their conshe’s wheeled into the operat- cern but loathe the phrase, ing room, or explaining to implying as it does that these your eighth grader why her feelings are neatly packaged. best friends have now So no comparisons, please, formed a we-hateto ornithological you club. Crow’sMy husband is anything. It’s not as alienfeet are bad as bereft as I enough. And beating as listening to two teenagers sides, my fledgam, but can laughing uproarilings haven’t summon ously over a conflown, they all spiratorial constick. a better sense drive versation in “gibThe night beof humor. berish,” a lanfore the big goodguage any idiot bye, we stayed but an adult could decode, or at a friend’s house within inviting your morose 17-year- walking distance of the colold to go see a movie and lege. A few blocks from the have her shoot you this horri- meeting point, she stopped fied look as if she’d risk be- and said: “This is close ing seen in your company in enough. You can leave public. now.” I had held it together I’m tempted to say I’d all morning and still felt trade my current emptiness fine, almost cheerful, coachfor all of that gone-by misery. ing myself about how great But the truth is, I wouldn’t. this was going to be for her. Passing women pushing How exciting. She was gostrollers these days, I silently ing to be so happy. wish them good luck. The “As of now,” she said, “I no road from there to here is longer know you.” For a secachingly sweet, but so long ond, I thought, Wow, I’m goand treacherous. I wouldn’t ing to get through this, but have the stamina — or cour- when I tried to hug her, tears age — to retrace those steps. burned my eyes, the words Over the last few months snagged in my throat, and all in my daughter’s eyes I have I could do was stand there, morphed from slavish golden dumb and soggy.

“Stop,” she groaned. “Have a good flight,” then leaned in to give me what nearly qualified as a kiss, turned and trundled off. I saw her back, much smaller, disappear into the van that took her to nursery school. Heard her little-girl voice, mimicking a dead-on English accent, sing the entire score from Les Miserables. Saw a thousand vivid scenes of her in the bathtub overflowing with bubbles, practicing backflips in the gym, dredged in flour and chocolate after baking one of her infamous bread puddings, swinging at birthday piñatas, softballs, and the punching bag she used in

high school to vent her frustrations. Her friends signed a poster she will put up in her dorm. My husband wrote “stay away!!” in the middle. He is as bereft as I am, but can summon a better sense of humor. Her last morning at home, she made me blintzes from scratch. During the trip up to the school, we did crossword puzzles and she fell asleep with her feet on my lap. There’s no going back. If we could, it would be at the price of the future. And who on earth would want to miss that? On the way home, our older daughter called to make

More money, better organization. The House Democratic

campaign committee has a 2-1 cash advantage over its GOP counterpart. That means more money for TV ads, and more money for the ground game (knocking on doors, cajoling people to go to the polls). Meanwhile, the Democratic National Committee, having absorbed Obama’s Organizing for America campaign operation, is spending lavishly to methodically target the 15 million people who chose Obama while voting for the first time in 2008. By contrast, the Republican National Committee — once feared in Democratic circles for its turnout prowess — is a disaster zone, thanks to the ineptitude of chairman Michael Steele. GOP operatives have been trying to work around him, a move akin to political bypass surgery, but the Democrats remain stronger on the ground.

Obama in Truman mode.

Yeah, the president’s general


The other party is even worse. Republicans have suc-


Continued from C1 al harassment by an employee at the Detroit Housing Authority. Such a red flag would scare off most employers. Instead, Rendell made Greene an offer he couldn’t refuse. The housing agency guaranteed Greene’s then-$160,000 annual salary for three years even if he was found liable for sexual harassment in Detroit. Fast-forward 12 years, and PHA has just agreed to pay $250,000 to settle its fourth sexual-harassment claim against Greene. The housing chief has been suspended. Federal investigators have launched a criminal probe. Greene, in turn, is suing PHA, claiming the agency destroyed his reputation. (How ironic since Greene’s reputation preceded his arrival.) Rendell’s defense is that PHA was a disaster at the time and Greene was one of the best housing directors in the country. Point given. But should Greene’s ability to build public housing have trumped the sexual-harassment allegation? At the very least, Rendell and others at PHA should have established checks and balances to ensure Greene was watched like a hawk from day one. Rendell has been long gone from PHA, so he can’t be held responsible for the lack of oversight in recent years. But Rendell was aware of

day. I appreciate his candor. But the damage has been done, and toll payers are left to pay the tab. The same goes for DROP. As mayor, Rendell sold everyone on this pension perk in 1999. It was supposed to be a revenue-neutral way to better manage the workforce. Rendell said he relied on his financial experts. But even back then it didn’t make sense. How can the city give workers a lumpsum cash bonus with a guaranteed interest rate of 4.5 percent over and above their annual pension payments without costing taxpayers anything extra? Nor was there any logic behind the argument that DROP would give the city four years to find and groom a replacement worker. Most workplaces manage to survive after an employee gives two weeks’ notice. But some City Hall workers apparently are irreplaceable. Even after giving four years’ notice and collecting their six-figure DROP check, the city has hired them back. Ten years later, a recent study found DROP has cost taxpayers more than $200 million and counting. Rendell now says: “If I knew then what I know now, obviously we wouldn’t have done it.” Give Rendell this. At least when things go bad, he’s not afraid to take the blame. E-mail deputy editorial page editor Paul Davies at

sure I was all right. Eight years ago, the night after I dropped her off at college, I woke up in a panic, unable to breathe. When my son left a few years later, I was so distraught, I got a ticket for speeding as we pulled onto the highway. I hate this letting go, though holding on is selfish. Eventually, I tell myself, we all find our way back to one another. Now it’s time to find my way back to my husband. To myself. And the exquisite distraction of those sequined harem pants.

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Ringside By Paul Davies Greene’s baggage and still brought him here. Rendell shares a little more responsibility for the debacle at the DRPA. As governor, he appointed most of the Pennsylvania board members and made himself chairman of the board. He served in that role from 2003 until last year. Rendell then installed his former chief of staff, John Estey, as the chairman. Estey is a partner at Ballard Spahr L.L.P., the law firm that employed Rendell before he became governor. Since Rendell was elected governor in 2002, the DRPA has paid Ballard more than $3 million in legal fees. On Rendell’s watch, the DRPA went deeper into debt and hiked tolls drastically. A large chunk of the debt is the result of a giant borrowing and spending spree that began before he arrived. In the last decade, the agency handed out nearly $400 million for a variety of economic projects — such as museums and sports stadiums — that have little to do with operating bridges and a transit line. At the same time, the DRPA has maintained its tradition as a patronage mill, hiring washed-out pols, friends, and family, while giving contracts to connected firms. It seems almost no one gets a job or contract at the DRPA on merit. To his credit, Rendell accepted the “lion’s share of the blame” for the DRPA’s past failure to adopt basic reforms he now supports. “It’s my fault for not doing more to change the culture,” he told me Fri-

cause even some conservative thinkers have confirmed it. As former Bush speechwriter David Frum noted the other day: “For 24 months, an emotionally intense opposition to the president has been unsupported by anything like a Republican policy agenda. … Republicans have done insufficient serious policy work over the past half-dozen years. The legacy of this inactivity is a party on the brink of power, lacking an intellectual framework for the use of that power.” So there it is, a Democratic scenario for retaining one or both chambers. Is it potent enough to trump the CW? Doubtful, at least right now. In a season of rare ideological fervor, money and organization don’t matter as much; in a season of economic anxiety, the incumbent party’s message risks being ignored. There are indeed a few publicly upbeat Democrats (Joe Biden, for instance), but their bullishness somehow brings to mind the very old joke about the guy who takes a dive off the Empire State Building, and as he passes the 34th floor, he declares: “So far, so good!”

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When home becomes a gilded cage A study finds that homeownership, long thought to be the American dream, has become a nightmare. By Alan J. Heavens


Homeownership, long trumpeted as the American dream, has turned into a nightmare for many, especially those whom life has dealt unexpected blows. Secure in their jobs, with plenty of savings and good health when they bought their houses, millions of Americans are now fighting to keep them — leading a growing number of economists and real estate experts to ask whether the American dream has become more of an obsession. Two economists question even the basic financial arguments for homeownership and say the government has oversold the economic case for subsidizing it. “One thing that is certain is that homeownership is not for everyone, and thus, based on the economic benefits, the case for trying to achieve a nation of homeowners

needs to be rethought,” say Wenli Li and Fang Yang, authors of a study published recently by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Li, a Fed economist, and Yang, an assistant professor at the State University of New York at Albany, conclude that homeownership as a means of saving and investing is no longer valid. The main economic argument for homeownership, the authors of the Philadelphia Fed study say, is that it is the best way for most families to accumulate wealth, since paying off mortgages and increasing equity “forces households to save more than they otherwise would.” But today’s economic realities offer contrary evidence. People don’t save enough, although they know they should. “Short-run preferences for instant gratification” often undermine See HOMEOWNERSHIP on D7

Region’s credit unions far outpace bank growth Consumers go for what they see as friendlier service, lower costs. By Harold Brubaker


Walt Ross was thrilled when Citadel Federal Credit Union opened a branch in July near his house in western Chester County, near Parkesburg. “They don’t have the fees, the hassles,” said Ross, who knew Citadel from its roots as a credit union for employees at the former Lukens Steel Co. in Coatesville, where he worked for 20 years, until 1996. Ross said he switched back to Citadel

from Susquehanna Bank a couple of years ago. The new office means he won’t have to travel 11 miles to Citadel’s Thorndale branch anymore. Fueled by customers like Ross, credit unions have surged during the last three years in the Philadelphia region, grabbing market share from local banks as consumers opt for what they say is friendlier service at a lower cost. Since June 2007, assets at local credit unions have jumped 35 percent to $13.4 See CREDIT UNIONS on D4

Brosnan hold a portrait of Kenneth and Helen Gemmill, who established the foundation.

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The Philadelphia region’s largest credit unions have grown faster than most locally based rival banks over the last three years. Percentage changes are from June 30, 2007, and are adjusted to reflect mergers. Assets in billions June 1, 2010 Philadelphia Police and Fire $3.67 Citadel 1.52 TruMark Financial 1.27 American Heritage 0.94 Philadelphia FCU 0.79

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Assets in billions June 10, 2010 Beneficial Bank $4.87 Firstrust Bank 2.30 The Bank 2.12 Univest National Bank & Trust 2.06 Bryn Mawr Trust 1.26


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Delaware Valley College gets its largest gift ever By Christopher K. Hepp INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

Kenneth W. Gemmill, a quintessential Philadelphia lawyer, built a small fortune during a distinguished career that included service in the Eisenhower administration, a partnership in a prestigious city firm, and authorship of the national tax code. And, long before it was fashionable, he and his wife, Helen, an achiever in her own right, set out to create a legacy of giving through a family foundation they established in 1961.

Now, heirs have chosen to honor the couple, who died in 1998, by bequeathing the bulk of the foundation’s holdings — $29.6 million, including a 398-acre Bucks County family farm — to Delaware Valley College in Doylestown. The gift is the largest in the school’s history. The farm, valued at $14.6 million, will nearly double the school’s acreage, offering room for growth and a natural laboratory for agricultural and environmental programs. The farm, in Warwick Township, is about a 13-minute drive from Delaware ValSee DONATION on D6

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ntrepreneurship is an engine of business, and it is as important as ever as the economy continues to try for a full recovery. Check these sites designed for people who start companies.

Start-ups. The economy may be

ripe for a new wave of start-up companies, says the entrepreneurship-boosting Kauffman Foundation. That’s an especially good thing because “start-ups and young companies dominate net job creation in the United States — and have done so for the last 30 years,” the foundation reports. Few companies exist for longer than a generation, so it’s vital to keep getting new ones off the ground. The foundation has educational and research material for fostering such growth.

Entrepreneurship resources. The

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around the world. Visiting the site can broaden your horizons with a glimpse of the potential for taking even a small business outside the U.S. boundary.

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Earth is posting video lectures — fifteen hundred of them so far from schools including MIT, Harvard, and Yale — that anyone can watch for free. The video courses cover an extraordinary range of topics, such as art, astronomy, computer science, law, and psychology. This entrepreneurship page has more than a dozen courses by business leaders.

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Academic Earth is posting video lectures on a range of topics, including entrepreneurship by more than a dozen business leaders. grams include curricula for classrooms, after-school programs, and camps. It also runs businessplan competitions that reward winners with grants for college or business start-up expenses. The group also recruits entrepre-

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Gen Y-ers: Smacked with reality By Cindy Krischer Goodman

tudents can spend thousands of dollars on college after doing less comparison shopping than they would choosing a cell phone. They go on a campus tour and like the guide. Or the clothes students are wearing send a certain signal. But what most students are ultimately after when finishing college is a job, especially with the unemployment rate for college graduates soaring and the average student with education loans leaving school with more than $20,000 of debt. So one cannot ignore that college must lead to a job and a salary large enough to cover loans and living expenses. That is why a recent report by the U.S. Department of Education could be a valuable starting point for students trying to figure out if a college might get them to where they need to end up. That report, which focuses on “gainful employment,” shows that almost half of students that have finished college or quit over the last four years have not been making monthly payments on their federal student loans as required. And the findings hint at why: Students often have not found jobs that pay enough to cover their loans and living expenses.

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MIAMI — It was only five years ago that Miami accounting-firm director Richard Berkowitz thought he had a problem during tax season relating to his younger workers. “When I told them it was mandatory they come in on the weekend, they looked at me like I was out of my mind.” Today, his younger workers are easier to manage. The recession has brought a shocking reality to the Generation Y professionals who stumped baby boomers when they entered the workforce with their desire for work-life balance over the corner office. Stunned by a barrage of pink slips instead of promotions, Generation Y — people between age 18 and 30 — has swallowed a piece of humble pie. Those who still have jobs are adopting new workplace attitudes and making themselves more valuable. They still want a chance at career development, but they are no longer demanding that it happen on the fast track. “This is the generation that dreamed they wanted to be CEO of a public company, but didn’t have an idea what to do to get there,” Berkowitz said. “What’s happened is that realization set in. They’ve discovered you have to be on the ground and working hard to accomplish great things.” In some ways, this coddled, techsavvy generation, also known as the millennials, is best positioned to prosper postrecession: They never really trusted corporate America. They know how to scour the Internet for opportunities. They grew up innately adapting to change and embracing fast-paced innovation. With high self-confidence, they are approaching their plight with optimism. “They are seeing this as a reevaluation period,” said Tamara Bell, editor in chief and president of Y Gen Out Loud, a news platform for political and public policy conversations. “They will tell you, ’We can do this. We can make the change necessary to get the engine going.’ They see it as an opportunity to change what they were doing and learn something new, instead of being in complete panic mode.” By all measures, the newest members of the workforce are bearing the full effect of the worst economic slump since the Great Depression. The recession brutalized their income, savings, and career-ladder potential. About 37 percent of 18- to 29-yearolds have been underemployed or out of work during the recession, the highest share among the age group in more than three decades, according to a Pew Research Center study released in February. Even more, the unemployment rate for Gen Y remains much higher than the national rate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While the overall national unemployment rate was 9.5 percent in June, the latest figures available for making that comparison, for Gen Y it was 15.3 percent.

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Rachel Merritt, 23, talks with supervisor Richard Pollack at an accounting firm in Miami, where she has

worked for a year. She’s lucky and knows it: Unemployment for Gen Y is much higher than the national rate. Because of these stark numbers, many of them realize that they cannot make demands for raises, promotions, time off, training, and the hottest technologies during a recession. Cesar Alvarez, executive chairman of Miami law firm Greenberg Traurig L.L.P., which also has an office in Philadelphia, said he thought the recession was the wake-up call for these workers, much like other generations had defining events that changed their behavior. “I think their concept of the ultimate safety net has shattered,” he said. “I’m seeing them much more engaged. I think this was a tipping point that helped the new generation suit up for the game.” To be sure, the legal sector underscores the new world at work. Only a few years before the Wall Street meltdown, law firms had lured young legal grads with salaries as high as $160,000. Then came the recession, and these young lawyers were told to hit the bricks as firms slammed them with layoffs, pay cuts, and withdrawals of job offers. As of last month, there were 17,200 fewer legal-sector jobs in the United States than there were in July 2009, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Before the recession, senior partners regularly complained about their young lawyers who wanted to work less and get paid more. Now, Alvarez explains, the young lawyers do not necessarily want to work more hours, but they are putting in the effort and bringing the technology to get the job done in less time. “They are changing the business model,” he said. Christina Totfalusi Blake, a 29-year-old lawyer, feels lucky to have a job, particularly one that pro-

For the coddled, tech-savvy young, the recession has brutalized their income, savings, career plans.

vides the attributes most Gen Y workers value: meaningful work, opportunities for learning, good quality of life, and likable colleagues. Blake joined Kelley, Kronenberg, Gilmartin, Fichtel, Wander, Bamdas, Eskaylo & Dunbrack P.A., of Miami Lakes, after working solo in Orlando for two years. She views her workplace as a social hub where collaboration has value. “There’s an open-door policy, so I can chat with other attorneys,” she said. “For me, brainstorming, having senior associates to bounce ideas off, is huge. It’s something I can’t put a value on.” But Blake still wants the high salary and work-life balance. “Young attorneys are taking lower-paying jobs for the same long hours. But our hopes are still there, in light of our student loans and high debt, that compensation will go back up.” Some seek those same goals by working for themselves. For some millennials, there is little to lose in becoming an entrepreneur: no mortgages, no families, and not a whole lot of obligations.

Lawyer Christina Blake, 29, at her

firm in Miami Lakes. “For me,” she says, “having senior associates to bounce ideas off, is huge.”

They often start businesses on a shoestring budget or look to their parents for start-up capital. Sonny Palta, 23, has started two businesses and cofounded two others, including Green Monkey yoga centers in Miami. He would not consider working for an employer, nor would many of his peers. “We look at it as unbearable. Work without passion is nothing to me. I’d rather do something I love for bare bones and hope I hit that one idea that makes it big.” Almost five years ago, the consulting firm Deloitte turned to Stan Smith when it became alarmed by the high turnover of young employees. Smith studied this group for the firm and went on to publish his first book, Decoding Generational Differences: Fact, Fiction … or Should We Just Get Back to Work? “They are compliant for now. Yet if you dig beneath the surface, their underlying values are still there,” Smith said. “They want flexibility. They want work-life balance. But for now, they are just not as vocal about how they want it served up.” At Berkowitz, Dick, Pollack & Brant Certified Public Accountants & Consultants L.L.P., Rachel Merritt, 23, clearly is her accounting firm’s future. After only a year, she has contributed key analysis for a major litigation case in her department. Data-digging took late nights, and Merritt was recognized for it. She said she was motivated because “I have the opportunity to work with people many levels above me who explain the bigger picture.” She has seen friends jump at any job they could get and go in lacking motivation, she said. “They might work the hours I do, but they won’t do it with a smile on their face.” Berkowitz says he has learned something important about Gen Y workers: “They aren’t going to walk in and become great. You have to teach them how to be great professionals.”

Ironically, the worst results are for the for-profit schools that advertise on billboards and TV specifically to people who might be looking for a job that will finally give them a chance at a better life. These schools offer short-term programs such as cosmetology or various types of technicians, and among the for-profits are DeVry, Strayer, Phoenix, and Capella. While some of the schools dispute the findings, the government found that only 36.4 percent of people who attended the for-profit schools are repaying their loans in full each month. Some payment rates are 20 percent. But public universities and private colleges, in general, have not had an admirable record either. Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of and, notes that only 53.7 percent of people who have graduated or left public colleges and universities are paying as expected. The record of community colleges is almost as bad as the for-profit degree programs, he said. And 56 percent of the people that attended private colleges are paying as required. The results are here: — with more detail here: Students can go through the list to find the repayment rate at colleges of interest. Also consider loan-default rates using this tool: That shows you what percentage of former students are not paying loans.

Not a perfect method

While the lists are valuable for eyeballing prospects at certain schools, the method is not perfect, Kantrowitz said. For-profit schools, he said, often attract students struggling financially, so the high level of loan-payment troubles might be a result of financial issues apart from their education. Also, because some schools do not have rigorous requirements for admission, students might lack the background to succeed. Kantrowitz said the same issues might be a drag on students at community colleges and other less selective public and private institutions. Still, students need to be aware of quirks related to specific degrees. Kantrowitz noted that only 24.4 percent of Harvard Medical School graduates are repaying their loans. But that is because they defer payments during internships and residency and will likely pay in full once they complete those requirements. As a tool, the list provides a relative look at institutions, Kantrowitz said. “If you are looking at two schools, and one has a good repayment rate and one not, consider the one with a good repayment rate. And be skeptical of any under 25 percent.” Gail MarksJarvis is a personal-finance columnist for the Chicago Tribune. E-mail her at

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Making the case for an Afghan withdrawal


f our two Middle East wars, President Obama famously called Iraq the wrong war — remote from U.S. interests — and Afghanistan the right one: The terrorists who killed more than 2,700 Americans at the World Trade Center nine years ago used that crippled nation as their base. Last week, 49 members of the Afghanistan Study Group, led by Matthew Hoh, the Marine officer who resigned from the State Department in protest of Obama’s policies last year, called on the president to bring a majority of our troops home, abandoning the strategy of defeating the Taliban. The group included military and intelligence veterans, Ivy League professors, and two prominent businessmen: Philadelphia resident Richard Vague, former head of credit cards for JPMorgan Chase & Co., and investor Leo Hindery Jr., ex-boss of AT&T Broadband, which is now part of Comcast Corp. Vague has been the major financial backer of the group’s meetings and reports. He has worked with allies such as Steve Clemons of the nonprofit New America Foundation, whose board is headed by Google chief executive officer Eric Schmidt and which also includes centrist writers such as James Fallows, Fareed Zakaria, Francis Fukuyama, and Daniel Yergin. Vague’s no pacifist. He says his concerns are economic, his goals pragmatic: He believes in policies that make America and those we deal with stronger and more prosperous. In Afghanistan, “The U.S. is currently spending over $100 billion per year on military operations in a nation whose gross domestic product is [less than a quarter] of that,” Vague told me. “That money would be better spent on U.S. domestic issues, from debt reduction to infrastructure spending.” “The war in Afghanistan is the longest in our history,” the report begins. “The U.S. interests at stake

JONATHAN WILSON / File Photograph

Richard Vague of Philadelphia is a member of the Afghanistan Study Group, which has called for an end to the U.S. war in that country.


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in Afghanistan do not warrant this level of sacrifice.” The terrorist group al-Qaeda, the justification for the war, “is no longer a significant presence in Afghanistan,” the report states. Its sympathizers are dispersed in other failing states, such as Yemen and Somalia, and its leaders are mostly in neighboring Pakistan. Taking and holding Afghan territory “is not essential to U.S. security, and it is not a goal for which the U.S. military is well-suited,” the report continues. The government of President Hamid Karzai that we have supported is “often proven to be more corrupt and ruthless than the Taliban.” The report’s critics, including professors and writers who refused to sign its final draft, have complained that it understates the possibility of the

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Taliban militias’ overtaking the country, as the North Vietnamese did when we abandoned South Vietnam in the 1970s. “A Taliban takeover is unlikely” because people in Afghan cities don’t want it, the report maintains. The ugly reality suggested, not stated, in the report is that the United States could live with a Taliban Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s neighbors — China, Iran, and its Arab rivals, Russia and its old satellites — have more to lose from Afghan instability than we do, and would have reason to get more involved in keeping Afghanistan quiet once we’re out. That’s especially true for nuclear-armed Pakistan — whose warheads, unlike Afghanistan, are a real U.S. concern, the group says. The report argues that we can go back and blast al-Qaeda locations if we see the terrorists regrouping there — just as we do in Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen. What power does a nongovernment group such as the Afghanistan Study Group wield? In Washington, well-thought-out ideas professed by experts working together sometimes replace the vacuum of bankrupt policies. That’s how a very different group of Middle East scholars and ideologues pushed the Iraq invasion through the administration of President George W. Bush, which had no Mideast policy of its own but which needed to do something spectacular to “fight terrorism.” “The bottom line is clear,” the report concludes: “Our vital interests in Afghanistan are limited, and military victory is not the key to achieving them.”

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Money Watch

Consumer-Loan Rates

Following are the interest rates, in percent, for a variety of consumer loans at Philadelphia-area institutions on Friday, availability based on credit verification. All rates are fixed unless marked “V” for variable. Credit unions have membership requirements. Unsec. pers. loan

New car






Citizens Bank, 1-888-910-4100






Firstrust Bank, 1-800-220-2265











Chase Bank, 1-800-242-7324

Sovereign Bank, 1-877-768-2265

Wachovia Bank, 1-800-922-4684

Abington Bank, 215-886-8280

Alliance Bk, 610-353-2900

Conestoga Bank, 1-866-437-2265

DNB First, 610-269-1040

Harleysville Savings Bank, 1-800-243-8700

HSBC Bank USA, NA, 1-800-975-4722

Penn Liberty Bank, 610-535-4580

Used car

Credit Home card equity















4.49 6.63

























Republic First Bank, 215-564-3300






Susquehanna Bank, 856-983-4000






Third Federal Bank, 215-968-4444






Bank of America, 1-800-225-5353
















PNC Bank, 1-800-523-1792






TD Bank, NA, 1-800-937-2000






Beneficial Bank, 1-888-742-5272

Hudson City Savings Bank, 856-667-0223

Personal loan: Rate charged on a $3,000 unsecured personal loan with a 24-month term. New car: $16,000 loan with a 48-month term and 10% down payment. Used car: $10,000 loan with a 36-month term and 20% down payment. Credit cards: New bank card applications; loan against standard Visa or MasterCard. Home equity: $30,000 home-equity loan, with a 60-month term; a second mortgage is required on the borrower‘s home. N/A: Not available.

Area Loan-Rate Trends The average rate in the area for a $30,000 home-equity loan with a 60-month term.

7.00 6.25 June 16 5.50 5.10% 4.75 4.00

The average rate in the area for a 48-month car loan with a 20 percent down payment.

8.00 7.75 June 16 7.50 7.28% 7.25 7.00

The average rate in the area on an unsecured personal line of credit.

15.00 14.25 13.50 June 16 12.75 12.52% 12.00


Sept. 8 5.15%

Sept. 8 7.02%

Sept. 8 12.21% J



SOURCE:, a publication of Bankrate Inc., North Palm Beach, Fla. Internet:

Credit unions in region far outpace bank growth CREDIT UNIONS from D1 billion, nearly triple the 12 percent growth at banks based in the Philadelphia region, which reported total assets of $39.9 billion on June 30, an Inquirer analysis of federal banking data shows. At the five biggest credit unions based in Philadelphia and the seven surrounding counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the trend is even more pronounced. Led by Philadelphia Police and Fire Federal Credit Union with $3.7 billion in assets, those institutions logged a 45 percent jump in total assets, to $8.2 billion. Assets — mostly loans and investment securities — at the five biggest banks with headquarters in the same area climbed 18 percent, to $12.6 billion, during the three years ended June 30. A similar, though less dramatic, disparity shows up nationally over the same period, with credit union assets up 22 percent, to $904 billion, compared with an 8 percent increase for banks, to $13.2 trillion. Credit union executives attribute the strong performance of their industry to the absence of shareholder demands for results that fuel higher stock prices and richer dividends. “We’re a very consumeroriented, cooperative type of company. We’re not for profit, but we’re for service,” said Vince Market, chief financial officer of TruMark Financial credit union, of Trevose, the region’s thirdlargest credit union, with $1.3 billion in assets. Bankers — laboring under the conflicting pressures of politicians and the public to lend more while regulators urge extreme caution — have one main gripe about credit unions: They do not pay federal income taxes, allowing them to offer higher rates on depos-

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serves a depositor at the new Parkesburg branch. At left, the branch’s Jacqueline Garress greets customer Jim Kaye of Harleysville, who works nearby. CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer

giving it 3.85 million potential members. With $1.5 billion in assets, 15 branches, and nearly 120,000 members, Citadel also serves customers in Lancaster. its and lower rates on loans. pansion of credit unions from Jeff March, Citadel’s chief For example, data from the their original mission, laid executive, provided an examNational Association of Fed- out in the Federal Credit ple of how it offers tough eral Credit Unions show that, Union Act of 1934, of serving competition to banks. as of Thursday, the national people of “modest means” “A goal we had a few years average interest rate on a and people with a “common ago,” March said, “was to rehome-equity line of credit bond,” often a workplace. duce our net interest margin,” was 4.38 percent, compared TruMark, for example, the difference between what it with 4.83 percent at banks. was founded in 1939 by Bell charges for loans and pays for Credit unions paid an aver- Telephone Co. of Pennsylva- deposits — the essence of how age interest rate of 1 percent nia employees, but six years banks make money. for a one-year, $10,000 certif- ago it won a charter that al“We were above 4 percent. icate of deposit, while banks lows it to draw customers We targeted it down to the paid an average of 0.81 per- from all five counties in 3.75 percent range,” he said. cent, the credit union group Southeastern Pennsylvania. But it is not just numbers said, based on information Expansion of credit that prompted Diane Ray to from Datatrac Corp. Depos- unions’ scope has “been al- open a Citadel account on its at credit unions are in- lowed to happen for the last the first day of business at sured by the National Credit 70 years, and I think for the the Parkesburg branch. Union Administration. last 10 it’s accelerated signifiShe had banked at Fulton, “We don’t object to the cantly,” said Curt Myers, but instead of using the Fulgrowth of credit unions,” president and chief operat- ton branch in Parkesburg, said Richard A. Kunsch, ing officer of Fulton Bank. where she lives, she would chief executive officer of Philadelphia Police and drive to a branch in Gap bePhoenixville Federal Bank & Fire credit union, for exam- cause the workers there Trust. “They are competi- ple, is open not just to the were friendlier. tion. If they are going to be city’s police officers and fireRay complained of fees at competition, there should be fighters, but also to people at Fulton Bank, but also said the an even playing field.” 390 businesses, government service at Citadel is better. Citadel poses across-the- entities, unions, and neighbor“I don’t seem to have near street competition for hood groups in the region. the problems,” she said. Kunsch’s bank on KimberCitadel received a charter ton Road in Phoenixville. change last year that allows Contact staff writer Harold Bankers also have long it to expand throughout Brubaker at 215-854-4651 or looked with dismay at the ex- Southeastern Pennsylvania,



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From the Associated Press

MarketPulse STILL ON VACATION The stock market took the day after Labor Day off as well. Trading volume was weak on Tuesday, continuing a summer-long trend that some blame for the market’s big swings recently. The Dow Jones industrial average saw 149 million shares change hands Tuesday. That was 26 percent less than the day after Labor Day in 2009 and 19 percent weaker than the day after Labor Day 2008, just before the financial meltdown. Low trading volume can heighten volatility, exaggerating moves either up or down.

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TIGHTENING THE BELT Not only defense-stock investors need to be worried about possible government spending cuts. Lots of other companies depend on the government for business. Big cuts to the federal budget could thus mean revenue hits for companies in unexpected industries, according to a recent survey Citi Investment Research conducted of its analysts. Corporate Office Properties Trust, for example, gets nearly a fifth of its revenue from the government, according to Citi. Its office buildings are concentrated in the Baltimore and Washington areas.

FROM BOTH ENDS Corporate pension plan values fell last month to their weakest level since at least 2006, victims of a double whammy. Their assets are losing value with the struggling stock market, and their liabilities are rising with bond prices. Many pension funds measure their liabilities against bond yields. That means the typical U.S. corporate pension has only 71.3 cents in assets for every $1.00 in expected obligations, according to BNY Mellon Asset Management. That’s the lowest level since the firm began tracking the data four years ago. Many workers aren’t lucky enough to be in line for a pension, but even they can feel the effects. Underfunded pensions mean companies have less cash to put toward dividends, buybacks or other shareholder-friendly actions.

Dow 30 trading volume


Data through Sept. 7 Source: Thomson Reuters

RTI International Metals (RTI) Metals and mining

Polycom (PLCM) Tech hardware

Computer Sciences (CSC) Business IT services

Shaw Group (SHAW) Engineering and construction

Babcock & Wilcox (BWC) Engineering and construction

Dell (DELL) PC Hardware

Commercial Metals (CMC) Metals and mining

Riverbed Technology (RVBD) PC Hardware

Xerox (XRX) PC Hardware

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Source: Citi Investment Research

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Sunday, September 12, 2010


Campus Philly chief brings Delaware Valley College gets $29.6 million donation personal, academic insights

DONATION from D1 ley’s main campus. The foundation’s gift comes with a $10 million endowment to maintain the farm, which will become the Gemmill Campus. The final $5 million will go toward Delaware Valley’s goal of becoming a university. “We just thought this was a happy marriage of my parents’ love of Bucks County and my father’s belief in the importance of education,” said Elizabeth H. Gemmill, chairwoman of the Warwick Foundation and the only surviving child of the Gemmills. As envisioned by Delaware Valley’s president, Joseph S. Brosnan, the “transformative gift” will help the institution shed its outdated reputation as a small agricultural school. “It is misunderstood in many ways,” Brosnan said of the school, widely known as Del Val. “It has been seen as that little farm school in Doylestown, when, in fact, it changed 50 years ago. We’ve added business management, chemistry, biology, biotech. … Clearly, we have to reposition the college.” Brosnan’s plan for doing that — adding curriculum and study areas to achieve university status — found a receptive audience among the Warwick Foundation’s board, which is made up of the Gemmills’ progeny. “The stars came together in terms of Del Val’s strategic plan and the foundation,” Elizabeth Gemmill said. Del Val, a private school with about 2,000 students, had long held a special place for Kenneth Gemmill, who served on its board for 11 years and as chairman for six. “There is no doubt he would have been pleased,” his daughter said of the foundation’s gift. Kenneth Gemmill grew up in Ivyland, where his father served as a Presbyterian min-


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Elizabeth H. Gemmill and Joseph S. Brosnan stroll at Five

Spruce Farm, part of the Warwick Foundation’s donation. ister. He went to Mercersburg Academy and then Princeton University, both on full scholarships. He earned a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. A tax attorney, Gemmill was assistant secretary of the Treasury under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Gemmill was the principal author of the 1954 tax code, which was in use until 1986. In the 1970s, he was tax adviser to President Richard M. Nixon. He was a partner at the law firm Dechert Price & Rhoads, now know as Dechert L.L.P. “He was a man of few words, but absolutely brilliant,” recalled Ned Donoghue, a retired partner at Dechert whom Gemmill mentored. “He had the ability to take a complex heap of facts, numbers, and people’s opinions and know exactly how it all fit together.” Gemmill’s wife, Helen, was a graduate of Bryn Mawr College who worked for a time as an editor at Vogue magazine. While a polished big-city lawyer, Gemmill never gave up his dream of country living and, in 1941, began acquiring the land that would eventually become the 398-acre “Five Spruce Farm” bequeathed to Del Val. The first 113 acres were pur-

chased at $40 each, his daughter recalled. The family moved to the farm from Philadelphia in 1956. “My dad moved in amazing circles, but he was a farmer at heart,” Elizabeth Gemmill said. “Dirt was in his soul.” About the time the family moved to the farm, Del Val was beginning its transformation from a strictly agricultural school to one that today offers 27 majors and three master’s programs. For the school to reach university status, Brosnan said, it must “have five master’s programs and at least one doctoral program.” Brosnan’s goal was to reach that point in three to four years. The Warwick Foundation gift offers a significant boost, he said. It also, he hopes, will trigger other large donors to step forward. “This gift is going to change the institution permanently,” he said. Which, Elizabeth Gemmill believes, Kenneth Gemmill would have heartily approved. “He would have admired the bold stroke of this,” she said. Contact staff writer Christopher K. Hepp at 215-854-2208 or

People like Deborah Diamond illustrate the sticky charm of Philadelphia. At 47, married, and the mother of two, Diamond lives just a few blocks from where she grew up in Center City. “I know these streets from roller-skating, from bicycleriding, from pushing a stroller, and I’ll know them when I’m in a wheelchair,” said Diamond, who next month will take over as the new head of Campus Philly, an organizaThe website for Campus Philly features news for the city’s tion that’s all about stickiness. 366,000 college students, whom the city hopes to retain. Campus Philly wants more of the 366,000 students who attend college in the area to “One of the things I ates of the region’s 92 collegstick around after they gradu- learned there was how impor- es and universities stayed loate. tant it is to invite people to cal after they received their “If large, large numbers of the region,” she said. “This is diplomas. graduates don’t stay here, the also an invitation, but to a That sounds good, but the jobs won’t be here, companies different audience.” numbers are skewed by that won’t settle here, and we One early result is that stu- trademark Philadelphia stickwon’t see growth,” dents who connect- iness. According to the study, Diamond said. ed to the region 82 percent of students who Diamond replacthrough college come from the region stay es Jonathan Herrjobs and intern- here. By contrast, only one in mann, Campus Philships are the most four “outsiders” remains afly’s first executive likely to stay. It ter Pomp and Circumstance. director, who left in seems obvious, but Besides jobs, PhiladelJune. The $1.04 milit’s not easy when phia’s urban scene is part of lion organization is unemployment in the attraction for prospective funded by area colthe metropolitan college students. It will beleges and the City area tied the nation- come more important with of Philadelphia. al rate of 9.7 per- demographic shifts in populaLast year, Camcent in July, the tion. The number of high pus Philly brought most recent statis- schoolers is beginning to deDeborah Diamond her on as a consulttic available from cline as a large population grew up in Philly ant to design a comthe U.S. Depart- bubble — the children of and has been prehensive survey ment of Labor. baby boomers — moves a Campus Philly of the region’s col“Regionally, not through college and graduconsultant. lege students and bad is the new ate school. alumni. What atgood,” Diamond Once they are here, the bettracted them to Philadel- laughed. “Our regional econo- ter college students come to phia? What is likely to make my is not doing so badly, and know the city, the more likely them stay? I think it is really relevant they are to stay, Diamond Results from the survey that we are close to other big said. will become available in De- economies, Washington and Meanwhile, Diamond is docember. “It’s not an easy New York. ing her part by inviting the thing to measure,” Diamond “You can have an interview graduate students who atsaid. in Washington or New York tend her Center City synaBetween 2003 and 2008, be- and still come back and gogue to Friday night dinner fore she started her work as a make class,” she said, mak- and Saturday lunch at her consultant, Diamond had ing the point that students home. been director of market re- may be initially attracted to a “It is my Saturday mission search and strategy for the college town by the amount to get them to stay in PhilaGreater Philadelphia Tourism of perceived opportunity in delphia,” she said. Marketing Corp. Part of her the broader region. job was to figure out how to In 2005, Campus Philly ran Contact staff writer Jane M. Von measure what influenced tour- another survey and found Bergen at 215-854-2769 or ists to come to Philadelphia. that 55 percent of the gradu-


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Sunday, September 12, 2010




Study finds homeownership not a dream

HOMEOWNERSHIP from D1 long-term plans requiring patience, Li and Yang say. A single household can be of two minds, they say: a patient one that thinks about long-term planning, and an impatient one that acts more impulsively when it confronts an immediate choice. When job loss or illness disrupts everyday life, even homeowners who try to save can face a constant struggle for financial survival. That includes homeowners such as Mary Kay Cifaldi and her family, who have lived in their Sicklerville home since 1996. “It is in a great neighborhood, safe and clean,” Cifaldi said. “I have two children, and it is very important for me to raise them in a safe environment. We love our house and hope to stay in it.” The problem: Her husband, Anthony, was out of work for a year. They continued to pay their mortgage on time and all their other bills as well, she said, “but things snowballed, and we found ourselves in debt.” Cifaldi approached lender Wells Fargo to refinance their mortgage and home-equity loans at today’s lower rates. The lender refused, suggesting they try the federal mortgage-modification program. But that route also was denied them. The reason: “We paid our bills on time and were not delinquent,” Cifaldi said. “I guess they want to wait until we miss a payment, then foreclose on us.” She cited one of the perceived social benefits of homeownership: a positive effect on children, who, the Fed study says, purportedly “are more successful, measured by such factors as lower teenage-pregnancy rates

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Robert T. Cooke and his family — (from left) Allison, 17; Chris,

13; Zachary, 5; and wife, Jill — at their Chester Springs home. “It’s our home,” he said, “and we’re keeping it.”

and higher educational attainment” than those of renters. Homeownership is supposed to have other social benefits, such as stabilizing neighborhoods because owners move less often than renters and maintain their properties to increase value. Yet a study by Wharton Business School assistant professor Grace Wong Bucchianeri, reported in the online newsletter Knowledge@Wharton, found scant evidence that homeowners are happier than renters. Bucchianeri’s data — collected in 2005, a period of optimism about housing as a financial investment — suggest that homeownership does not necessarily represent fulfillment of a dream. She found little evidence that homeowners are happier by any of the following definitions: life satisfaction, CYNTHIA GREER / overall mood, Staff Artist overall feel-

ing, general moment-to-moment emotions, and effect at home. “The average homeowner, however, consistently derives more pain, but no more joy, from a house and home,” Bucchianeri said. In a recession as deep as this one, joy can easily turn to pain. In 2002, Robert T. Cooke bought his Chester Springs house because it had more space, a bigger yard, and was away from a busy road. The house was priced within his range, “a great buy,” but it needed work. In 2008, Cooke lost his job. After first being told to make smaller payments through the government’s mortgagemodification program, he said, he learned he was not eligible and faced foreclosure by CitiMortgage Inc. To prevent that and catch up on more than $13,000 in back payments, Cooke raided his 401(k). “I know I’m responsible for the money I owe; I’m not contesting that at all,” said Cooke, who has started a new job and hopes that the “nightmare is truly over.” “My kids love their schools, activities, and neighborhood; this is the only home my youngest has known, and I’ve invested a lot of work and dol-

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keep the Mets’ hitters at bay. By Matt Gelb


NEW YORK — After so many squandered chances and plenty of mediocre relief pitching, one crack of Mike Sweeney’s bat made Charlie Manuel’s ears perk up. “When it was first hit,” the Phillies’ manager said, “I thought it had a chance.” Wishful thinking, said the man who hit it. “I got it a little off the end,” Sweeney said. “If you’re two hours away in Philly, maybe.” At Citi Field, it was a double. Two batters later, the Phillies lost to the Mets, 4-3, stranding the tying run on third. Considering the mistakes the Phillies made, coming that close was an accomplishment. “It was a tough loss,” starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick said. “Obviously, every game from now on is tough.” It was even tougher about an hour after See PHILLIES on E8


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Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick hangs his head as the Mets’ Jose Reyes rounds third base after hitting a solo homer in the third inning.

BATTING AB Victorino cf 4 Polanco 3b 4 Utley 2b 3 Howard 1b 4 Werth rf 4 Ibanez lf 4 Schneider c 3 Sweeney ph 1 Valdez ss 4 Kendrick p 1 Dobbs ph 1 Gload ph 1 Ruiz ph 1 PITCHING IP H Kendrick (L) 5 5 Herndon 0 1 Bastardo 1/3 1 Contreras 11/3 2 Romero 0 2 1/3 0 Durbin Madson 1 0

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All eyes on Kolb in his first game as the full-time Eagles starter By Jeff McLane


After four months of good will, bordering in some cases on adoration, Kevin Kolb went from flavor of the off-season to sour after his performance in the third preseason game. Repeat with emphasis: preseason game. That’s how it goes in this city. But finally — finally — the Eagles will play a Packers game that at Eagles has meaning. Sunday at After an off4:15 p.m. (Fox29) season of Line: Packers by 3 change — from the Inside front office ¢ The Cowboys to the coachpaid their star ing staff to receiver a bundle. the roster — DeSean Jackson the Eagles can’t be happy will open the about it. regular seaAshley Fox, E11. son Sunday ¢ The Inquirer’s at Lincoln Finew NFL game-day nancial Field preview. E12-14. when they host the Green Bay Packers. There will be plenty to look at: new players, new schemes, new (old) uniforms. But the main attraction will be the new quarterback. However, after months of anticipation following the Eagles’ trade of franchise quarterback Donovan McNabb, the danger for all parties is to place too much emphasis — See EAGLES on E14

YONG KIM / Staff Photographer

Kevin Kolb’s counterpart on the Packers, Aaron Rodgers, left, is the

quarterback he’s been compared to most. Rodgers’ first year under center as starter did not come without its valleys, and starting this season may not always be a snap for Kolb, either.


Shades of 2000: Reid must prove himself again Andy Reid enjoyed a successful decade as head coach of the Eagles. Maybe that’s why he seems intent on reliving it. Just as he did in 2000, Reid goes into the 2010 season with a new starting quarterback whose flashes of promise resulted in expectations that might be a bit too high.

Donovan McNabb, of course, took the Eagles to the playoffs in 2000 — as well as 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004. If Kevin Kolb has that kind of success, Reid will look pretty smart. If Kolb can add a Super Bowl title to the resumé, Reid will look like a genius. Ultimately, the big change from McNabb to Kolb will be a referendum on the coach more than on either of the quarterbacks. That is probably what Reid finds so energizing about all the turnover on the Eagles’ roster (as well as the front office and coaching staff ) over the last few years. He has to prove himself all over again. Here’s the fundamental truth: All the logSee REID on E14

1960 championship ignited Eagles fervor A

By Frank Fitzpatrick


s they swept away discarded hot-dog wrappers and hot-chocolate-smeared Dixie cups and dismantled the portable bleachers that had swelled the old stadium’s capacity by 7,000 that Monday afternoon, the Franklin Field workmen couldn’t have known they were tidying up after the first shot in a green revolution. If you weren’t tuned in closely to Philadelphia sports in the days that followed, you could have missed the early signs of the coming transformation: the caffeine-fueled football chatter at Center City coffee shops, the unusual lines outside the

Philadelphia Eagles’ tiny offices at 15th and Locust Streets. It all began on Monday, Dec. 26, 1960, when the Eagles — 2-9-1 in 1958, when they averaged 28,000 a game — defeated Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers, 17-13, capturing both the NFL championship and, as soon became clear, the hearts and minds of this city’s sports fans. Philadelphia’s 27-year-old football franchise had won titles before, its most recent 11 years earlier. But, as soon became clear, something was different about this one. Suddenly, baseball, which had dominated sporting attention here for nearly a century, had a serious competitor. See 1960 on E15

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Members of the 1960 NFL champion Eagles, Tommy McDonald

(left) and Timmy Brown, greet fans at Franklin Field.

Nittany Lions can’t turn the Tide Ill-timed turnovers kept Penn State off balance as top-ranked Alabama rolled in about every possible way. By Joe Juliano


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The script went as expected Saturday night. But that didn’t mean Joe Paterno had to be content with it. Alabama, with a bunch of playmakers on offense, played like the nation’s No. 1 team. The red-clad Bryant-Denny Stadium crowd was loud and hostile. And 3 Penn State’s Penn State freshman Alabama 24 quarterback, ¢ Next: Kent State not surpris- at Penn State, ingly, played Saturday at noon. like a fresh- TOP 25 man. 24 Rob Bolden (12) Miami (2) Ohio State 36 threw two (7) Oregon 48 critical inter- Tennessee 13 ceptions, South Florida 14 w i t h b o t h (8) Florida 38 passes Iowa State 7 picked off in- (9) Iowa 37 side the Ala- (17) Florida State 17 bama 20, and (10) Oklahoma 44 the 1 8 t h - James Madison 21 ranked Nitta- (13) Virginia Tech 16 ny Lions com- (15) Georgia Tech 25 28 mitted a total Kansas 6 of four turn- (22) Georgia overs in fall- (24) South Carolina 17 ing, 24-3, to LOCAL the Crimson 35 Tide in front Villanova Lehigh 0 of an earsplit- ¢ The Wildcats deflect ting crowd of Big East talk, roll up 101,821. nearly 500 yards of offense for first win. E3. Paterno couldn’t stomach the mistakes, which he hates more than anything, and was terse with reporters in what was a short postgame interview. “I’m in no mood,” the coach said. Paterno’s foul disposition was a result of two interceptions and a fumble in the red zone, and a final pick on a gadget play when wide receiver Justin Brown threw a wobSee PENN STATE on E4

The Bear on JoePa’s back Rival’s ghost haunts return to Tuscaloosa. By Frank Fitzpatrick


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — As Joe Paterno, hands deep in his khaki pockets, eyes fixed on Alabama ground softened by afternoon showers, walked uneasily toward BryantDenny Stadium on Saturday afternoon, a thick gauntlet of Crimson Tide fans chanted his name. “Joe Pa-ter-no! Joe Pa-ter-no!” He looked more comfortable later, an hour or so before Alabama began dismantling his 45th Penn State team, when he hugged Bobby Bowden, his 80-year-old rival, one who finally stopped chasing Paterno’s victory record when Florida State made him quit last winter. He seemed pensive when, with 101,000-plus fans roaring in pregame anticipation overhead, he stood in a darkened stadium tunnel, about to accompany his players out into the humidity and hysteria of a Saturday in Tuscaloosa. What was Joe Paterno thinking? Did the old coach allow himself a break from his fabled X-and-O focus to recall other Alabama games? Maybe that ’79 Sugar Bowl loss, his See PATERNO on E4 ADVERTISEMENT

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Top 25 Fared 1. ALABAMA (2-0) def. No. 18 Penn State, 24-3 Next: at Duke, Saturday 2. OHIO STATE (2-0) def. No. 12 Miami, 36-24 Next: vs. Ohio, Saturday 3. BOISE STATE (1-0) Idle Next: at Wyoming, Saturday 4. TCU (2-0) def. Tennessee Tech, 62-7 Next: vs. Baylor, Saturday 5. TEXAS (2-0) def. Wyoming, 34-7 Next: at Texas Tech, Saturday 6. NEBRASKA (2-0) def. Idaho, 38-17 Next: at Washington, Saturday 7. OREGON (2-0) def. Tennessee 48-13 Next: vs. Portland State, Saturday 8. FLORIDA (2-0) def. South Florida, 38-14 Next: at Tennessee, Saturday 9. IOWA (2-0) def. Iowa State, 35-7 Next: at Arizona, Saturday 10. OKLAHOMA (2-0) def. No. 17 Florida State, 47-17 Next: vs. Air Force, Saturday 11. WISCONSIN (2-0) def. San Jose State, 27-14 Next: vs. Arizona State, Sat. 12. MIAMI (1-1) lost to No. 2 Ohio State, 36-24 Next: at Pittsburgh, Sep. 23

COLLEGE FOOTBALL 13. VIRGINIA TECH (0-2) lost to James Madison, 21-16 Next: vs. East Carolina, Saturday 14. ARKANSAS (2-0) def. Louisiana-Monroe, 31-7 Next: at Georgia, Saturday 15. GEORGIA TECH (1-1) lost to Kansas, 28-25 Next: at North Carolina, Saturday 16. SOUTHERN CAL (1-0) vs. Virginia Next: at Minnesota, Saturday 17. FLORIDA STATE (1-1) lost to No. 10 Oklahoma, 47-17 Next: vs. BYU, Saturday 18. PENN STATE (1-1) lost to No. 1 Alabama, 24-3 Next: vs. Kent State, Saturday 19. LOUISIANA STATE (2-0) def. Vanderbilt, 27-3 Next: vs. Mississippi St., Saturday 20 UTAH (2-0) def. UNLV, 38-10 Next: at New Mexico, Saturday 21. AUBURN (2-0) def. Mississippi St., 17-14, Thurs. Next: vs. Clemson, Saturday 22. GEORGIA (1-1) lost to No. 24 S. Carolina, 17-6 Next: vs. Arkansas, Saturday 23. WEST VIRGINIA (2-0) def. Marshall, 24-21, OT, Friday Next: vs. Maryland, Saturday 24. SOUTH CAROLINA (2-0) def. No. 22 Georgia, 17-6 Next: vs. Furman, Saturday 25. STANFORD (1-0) at UCLA Next: vs. Wake Forest, Saturday

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Dukes stun Hokies Oregon crushes Tennessee, 48-13. Kansas upsets Georgia Tech, 28-25. Gilbert passes Texas past Wyoming. South Carolina holds off Georgia. COMPILED BY THE INQUIRER STAFF

Two games into the season, and No. 13 Virginia Tech can already forget the national championship talk that prevailed throughout its preseason camp. These Hokies can’t even beat an FBS powerhouse, losing, 21-16, to James Madison on Saturday in Blacksburg, Va. It was their second consecutive performance dominated not by a powerhouse offense, a stout defense or game-changing special teams, but by mistakes, missed tackles, and disappointment. “I don’t know what’s going on,” tailback Ryan Williams said. “I really don’t.” Drew Dudzik ran for two touchdowns and threw for another for the Dukes (2-0), a top team in the Football Championship Subdivision,. Virginia Tech is the second ranked team to lose to a lower division team. The first was No. 5 MichiASSOCIATED PRESS This one was no work of gan, which fell, 34-32, to I-AA COLUMBUS, Ohio — Mi- art, with numerous sloppy Appalachian State on Sept. 1, ami quarterback Jacory Har- plays and bad tackling. But it 2007. ris and the 12th-ranked Hurri- kept the Buckeyes (2-0) perDudzik called it the biggest canes went into their show- fect and prevented the Hurri- victory in school history, and down with No. 2 Ohio State canes (1-1) from making a coach Mickey Matthews confident and comfortable. case they belonged back agreed, a remarkable thought Four interceptions later, among the nation’s elite. because Matthews led the they were deflated and defeatIt all came down to the mis- Dukes to the 2004 FCS nationed. al championship. takes. Terrelle Pryor ran for 113 “This is the biggest win of “When you can create four yards and a touchtakeaways, you’re my professional career,” he down and passed Miami to have a said. 24 going for another score Atlantic City product Leavchance,” Ohio 36 State coach Jim ander Jones and his teamSaturday as the Ohio State Buckeyes took adTressel said. mates streamed onto the field vantage of Miami’s miscues “And when you have zero to celebrate. to hang a 36-24 loss on the giveaways, you’re going to “It was like a dream come ’Canes. true when the clock hit zero,” have a real good chance.” “Feeling good doesn’t alIn what was billed as a Heis- Jones said. “It was like, ‘Oh ways end up good,” Harris man Trophy showcase, Pryor my God, we did it!” said. After scoring a touchdown completed just 12 of 27 passes The rematch of the 2002 na- for 233 yards but kept alive on their opening possession, tional championship game drives with many of his 20 the Hokies (0-2) made five wasn’t nearly as close as the carries and scored on a trips inside the Dukes 25 and original. The last time the 13-yard run. Harris was came away with three field teams had met was at the 22-of-39 passing for 232 yards goals by Chris Hazley and 2003 Fiesta Bowl, with the and a touchdown but had the nothing else. Oregon 48, Tennessee 13 — Buckeyes taking a dramatic four interceptions — three of and controversial 31-24 victo- which could easily have been LaMichael James ran for 134 ry in double overtime. yards, including a 72-yard caught. touchdown, in his first game back after a one-game suspension and the No. 7 Ducks scored 45 consecutive points to beat the Vols in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee (1-1) went up 13-3 in the first half, which was delayed an hour by bad weather. Texas 34, Wyoming 7 — GarASSOCIATED PRESS pass to put the Irish ahead rett Gilbert passed for 222 SOUTH BEND, Ind. — De- with 3 minutes, 41 seconds yards and a touchdown and nard Robinson capped anoth- left. the No. 5 Longhorns shook er electrifying performance But Robinson then led Mich- off another slow start to beat Saturday by running for a igan (2-0) on a 12-play, the Cowboys in Austin, Texas. 2-yard touchdown with 27 sec- 72-yard drive, scoring the Gilbert was 22 of 35 with a onds left, sending Michigan game-winning TD himself — 45-yard touchdown to freshto a 28-24 victory over Notre a fitting end. man receiver Mike Davis in Dame. Notre Dame (1-1) had one the second quarter. Fozzy Robinson also last chance from Whittaker scored on a had an 87-yard Michigan the Wolverines’ 39-yard run. 28 TD run and finTexas (2-0) held Wyoming 27 with six secished with 502 to- Notre Dame 24 onds left, but (1-1) to 257 total yards. Kansas 28, Georgia Tech 25 — tal yards offense, Crist threw the easily eclipsing the Michigan ball out of the end zone on Jordan Webb threw three quarterback record he set the final play. touchdown passes and the against UConn (383) a week On the final drive, Robin- Jayhawks rebounded from earlier. He carried 28 times son carried to pick up a cru- last week’s humiliating loss to for 258 yards — also a Michi- cial first on a fourth and 1 at North Dakota State with an gan quarterback mark — and the Notre Dame 35. Then on a upset of the No. 15 Yellow two touchdowns while pass- third and 5 from the 17, Robin- Jackets in Lawrence, Kan. ing for another 244 with a TD. son drilled a 15-yard pass to Capping a tumultuous eight He completed 24 of 40 pass- Roy Roundtree to the 2 to set days which included the es. abrupt retirement of their up his TD. Notre Dame’s Dayne Crist, Crist led the Irish on a controversial athletic direcwho missed most of the first 71-yard, 13-play drive to start tor, the Jayhawks (1-1) capitalhalf after being banged up on the game, doing most of the ized on a succession of misan opening TD drive, hit Kyle work before sneaking in for takes by the heavily favored Rudolph with a 95-yard TD the TD. Yellow Jackets (1-1) and post-

’Canes’ errors aid Buckeyes

Robinson leads Michigan past Irish

South Dakota shocks Minnesota Dante Warren passed for 352 yards and three touchdowns for South Dakota and scampered for a 25-yard score on fourth and 1 midway through the fourth quarter, sealing a 41-38 victory over Minnesota on Saturday in Minneapolis. Warren, a junior in his first year as a starter, spurred the Coyotes (1-1) to a program-defining stunner over the Golden Gophers (1-1), who — gulp — host No. 16 Southern Cal next week. Warren finished with 81 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries and completed 21 of 30 passes, mystifying a Minnesota team that couldn’t tackle or cover much at all in this nightmare home opener against a neighbor school in

its third year at the FCS level. Coyotes coach Ed Meierkort had his hands on his head as the game ended, as if to say, “I can’t believe we just won.” Elsewhere: Edwin Baker ran for an 80-yard touchdown and had 183 yards rushing to lead Michigan State to a 30-17 win over Florida Atlantic in Detroit. … Tino Sunseri threw for two touchdowns in a span of 5 minutes and backup running back Ray Graham ran for 115 yards and two scores to help host Pittsburgh beat New Hampshire, 38-16. … Backup quarterback Tanner Price threw three touchdown passes and ran for another, and Wake Forest held off Duke, 54-48, in Winston-Salem, N.C., for its 11th straight victory in the series. … Gardner-Webb

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James Madison’s Leavander Jones (left) knocks the ball away from Virginia Tech’s Jarrett Boykin. “It was like a dream come true when the clock hit zero,” Jones said.

Iowa City. Oklahoma 47, Florida State 17 — Landry Jones outplayed Christian Ponder by throwing for 380 yards and four touchdowns, and the No. 10 Sooners moved past a shaky season opener with a victory against the No. 17 Seminoles in Norman, Okla. A rematch of the 2001 Orange Bowl that brought home the Sooners’ most recent national championship quickly turned into a blowout as Oklahoma (2-0) scored touchdowns on its first four possessions. Wisconsin 27, San Jose State 14 — John Clay ran for 137 yards and two touchdowns, and the No. 11 Badgers (2-0) beat the Spartans in Madison, Wisc., in a game overshadGERRY MELENDEZ / The State owed by the sight of teamSouth Carolina’s Marcus Lattimore speeds past Georgia’s Jakar mate David Gilreath taken off the field on a stretcher with a Hamilton. Lattimore ran for 182 yards and two first-half TDs. concussion. Arkansas 31, Louisiana Monroe 7 — Ryan Mallett completed 9 of 11 passes in the third quarter, leading to a touchdown and a field goal, and the No. 14 Razorbacks put away the Warhawks in Little Rock, Ark., after a sluggish first half. LSU 27, Vanderbilt 3 — Stevan Ridley scored a 65-yard touchdown and ran for 144 of his 159 yards in the second half, and the 19th-ranked Tigers (2-0) never trailed in defeating the Commodores (0-2) WADE PAYNE / Associated Press in Nashville. Utah 38, UNLV 10 — TerTennessee’s Art Evans strips the ball from Oregon’s Kenjon rance Cain passed for two Barner. The game was delayed by an electrical storm. touchdowns in his first start ed their biggest win since the Golden Eagles (0-2) in Fort in almost a year and Shaky 2008 Orange Bowl. Worth, Texas. Smithson returned a punt 77 South Carolina 17, Georgia 6 Nebraska 38, Idaho 17 — Tay- yards for a score as the No. — Marcus Lattimore rushed lor Martinez ran for 157 yards 20 Utes beat the Rebels (0-2, for 182 yards and two first- and two touchdowns, the 0-1) in Salt Lake City. half touchdowns and the Cornhuskers’ defense interEddie Wide ran for two No. 24 Gamecocks held off cepted Nathan Enderle five touchdowns and the Utes the No. 22 Bulldogs in Colum- times and sacked him seven (2-0, 1-0) won their 19th bia, S.C. times as sixth-ranked Nebras- straight at home and their fiThe Bulldogs (1-1, 0-1 SEC) ka (2-0) defeated the Vandals nal Mountain West Conferplayed without suspended (1-1) in Lincoln, Neb. ence opener before bolting Florida 38, South Florida 14 for the Pac-10 next season. star receiver A.J. Green and West Virginia 24, Marshall 21 they sure could’ve used him — Jeff Demps ran for a caagainst the Gamecocks (2-0, reer-high 139 yards and a — Geno Smith didn’t want to 1-0) in the Southeastern Con- touchdown, Justin Trattou re- be known as the first Mounference opener. turned an interception for a taineers quarterback to lose TCU 62, Tennessee Tech 7 — score and the No. 8 Gators to the Thundering Herd (0-2). Matthew Tucker ran for two (2-0) beat the Bulls (1-1) in Smith rallied No. 23 West touchdowns, Andy Dalton Gainesville, Fla. Virginia (2-0) from 15 points Iowa 35, Iowa State 7 — down in the fourth quarter to threw for a score while setting another TCU record, and Adam Robinson rushed for a force overtime and Tyler Bithe fourth-ranked Horned career-high 156 yards and a tancurt’s 20-yard field goal in Frogs (2-0) stretched their touchdown on 14 carries as the first extra session lifted home winning streak to 15 the No. 9 Hawkeyes (2-0) the Mountaineers to victory games with a victory over the crushed the Cyclones (1-1) in Friday in Huntington, W.Va.

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blocked an extra point and Juanne Blount scored on a 4-yard run in overtime to beat host Akron, 38-37. … Miami (Ohio) running back Thomas Merriweather scored three touchdowns, including the game-winning score in the fourth quarter to come from behind to beat Eastern Michigan, 28-21, in the Mid-American Conference opener in Oxford, Ohio. … Dave Shinskie returned after being taken out in the first half and threw a pair of third-quarter touchdown passes, and host Boston College took advantage of five Kent State turnovers to win, 26-13. … Ricky Dobbs had a 1-yard touchdown run and Joe Buckley added two field goals to lift Navy to a 13-7 win over Georgia Southern in Annapolis, Md.

EAST Albright 54, Geneva 27 Assumption 24, Wagner 9 Bethany 31, King's 29 Bloomsburg 41, Clarion 13 Boston College 26, Kent St. 13 Bryant 44, St. Anselm 21 California, Pa. 40, C.W. Post 13 Cent. Connecticut St. 45, Bentley 14 Connecticut 62, Texas Southern 3 Cortland 24, Kean 12 Delaware 26, S. Dakota St. 3 Delaware Valley 27, Wash. & Jeff. 0 Denison 41, Earlham 20 Duquesne 35, Dayton 31 Edinboro 16, West Chester 14 FDU-Florham 28, St. Vincent 23 Fordham 27, Rhode Island 23 Gannon 22, Shippensburg 19 Georgetown 28, Lafayette 24 Grove City 17, Lebanon Valley 14 Hawaii 31, Army 28 Hiram 21, Kenyon 13 Hobart 38, Dickinson 7 Indiana, Pa. 23, East Stroudsburg 17 Ithaca 28, Union, NY 20 Kutztown 35, Mercyhurst 14 Lycoming 40, Westminster, Pa. 10 Maine 31, Monmouth, N.J. 23 Maine Maritime 47, Anna Maria 0 Marist 14, Bucknell 3 Massachusetts 31, Holy Cross 7 McDaniel 13, Moravian 10 Michigan Tech 42, Lake Erie 13 Millersville 35, Lock Haven 21 Montclair St. 34, Westfield St. 0 Mount Ida 41, Plymouth St. 16 Navy 13, Georgia Southern 7 New Haven 30, Lincoln 0 Pittsburgh 38, New Hampshire 16 Randlph-Macon 41, Jhns Hpkins 37 Robert Morris 35, Sacred Heart 31

St. Ambrose 28, Malone 7 St. John Fisher 54, Buffalo St. 26 Slippery Rock 30, Cheyney 0 Stony Brook 31, American Int’l 14 Susquehanna 45, Juniata 3 Towson 47, Cstl Carolina 45, 5OT Urbana 44, Seton Hill 13 Ursinus 10, Franklin & Marshall 7 Utica 59, Castleton St. 22 Villanova 35, Lehigh 0 W. N.England 30, Mass. Maritime 6 Wabash 21, Wooster 17 Walsh 38, Quincy 0 Wayne, Mich. 63, Tiffin 14 West Liberty 49, S. Connecticut 35 Widener 21, Thiel 0 Wilkes 38, Waynesburg 35 SOUTH Alabama 24, Penn State 3 Alabama A&M 45, Central St. Ohio 0 Alabama St. 38, Ark.-Pine Bluff 31 Appalachian St. 45, Jacksonville 14 Ark.-Monticello 31, Southern U. 7 Clemson 58, Presbyterian 21 East Carolina 49, Memphis 27 Elon 55, Shaw 26 Emory & Henry 38, Greensboro 6 Florida 38, South Florida 14 Florida A&M 17, Delaware St. 14 Fort Valley St. 41, Savannah St. 10 Furman 45, Colgate 15 Hampton 31, Howard 21 Jackson St. 33, Tennessee St. 26 Jacksonville St. 21, Chattanooga 17 James Madison 21, Virginia Tech 16 Kentucky 63, W. Kentucky 28 LSU 27, Vanderbilt 3 Lambuth 23, Georgia St. 14 La.-Lafayette 31, Arkansas St. 24 Lenoir-Rhyne 41, Davidson 13 Louisville 23, E. Kentucky 13 Maryland 62, Morgan St. 3

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’Nova shines on both sides of ball The Wildcats shut down Lehigh and racked up 495 yards of total offense in a rout. By Keith Pompey


BETHLEHEM, Pa. — We might not find out how Villanova would fare on the Football Bowl Subdivision level. That’s because the Wildcats ultimately could decide to decline an invitation to join the Big East Conference for football. But Lehigh found out Saturday that, for the time being, Villanova is arguably the class of the Football Championship Subdivision. The defending national-champion Wildcats defeated the Mountain Hawks, 35-0, in a nonconference mismatch at Good-

man Stadium. With the win, Villanova (1-1) has won 10 consecutive and 19 of 21 games against FCS opponents, dating to 2008. The Wildcats also nabbed their fourth straight victory over the Mountain Hawks (1-1) and hold a 7-5 series advantage. As expected, there has been plenty of discussion about Villanova’s Big East invite. Wildcats coach Andy Talley let on at the postgame news conference that it’s bothersome. “For us, it is a distraction,” said Talley, whose squad is ranked second nationally in The Sports Network/ FCS top 25 poll. “I’m not even talking to our team about it, because we are in the [Colonial Athletic Association],” he said. “We are trying to win a championship. And we were 0-1 [heading

into the game] and needed a win. So it came at the worst time, frankly.” The Big East talk sure didn’t appear to distract his defense. Villanova held Lehigh to 29 rushing yards and surrendered just eight first downs and 215 yards of total offense. For the Wildcats, senior free safety Fred Maldonado finished with a team-high seven tackles. Redshirt freshman defensive end Rakim Cox, sophomore strong safety Ronnie Akins, and junior cornerback Kelvin Johnson each recorded interceptions. “This was special going into Towson and kicking off our CAA” conference schedule, Maldonado said of getting a boost for next Saturday’s home opener. On offense, the Wildcats’ Dorian Wells caught three

passes for a career-high 99 yards and a touchdown. Senior running back Aaron Ball had 102 of Villanova’s 330 rushing yards, plus an 11-yard TD. Senior Matt Szczur, an all-American wideout/ wildcat quarterback, finished with 95 rushing yards. Senior running back Angelo Babbaro added 68 yards and a score. Scoring on two of their first four possessions, the Wildcats took a 14-0 first-quarter lead. Villanova’s second touchdown came on quarterback Chris Whitney’s 39-yard pass to a streaking Wells. A 46-yard reception by Wells to the Lehigh 8 set up the Wildcats’ next score, an 8-yard run by Babbaro, which put Villanova ahead by three TDs at halftime. Still, the game didn’t stop the talk in the stadium about

Villanova possibly joining the Big East. “People that maybe have an affinity for athletics are really energized by the thought of us moving up,” Villanova athletic director Vince Nicastro said. “But I also think there’s a segment of the population that is showing some concern about the resources it might take to play at that level.”

Notes. Villanova’s football team and women’s cross country team, the defending NCAA champion, will be honored by President Obama on Monday at the White House. Contact staff writer Keith Pompey at 610-313-8029 or




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First quarter Vill–Ball 11 run (Yako kick), 8:26. Vill–Wells 39 pass from Whitney (Yako kick), :20. Second quarter Vill–Babbaro 8 run (Yako kick), 2:15. Third quarter Vill–Farmer 7 pass from Whitney (Yako kick), 10:11. Fourth quarter Vill–Quarrie 1 run (Yako kick), 1:20. A: 8,168. Vill Leh First downs 27 8 Rushes-yards 62-330 16-29 Passing 165 186 Comp-Att-Int 10-17-2 20-36-3 Return Yards 74 22 Punts-Avg. 4-42.0 7-44.1 Fumbles-Lost 5-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 4-41 3-15 Time of Possession 37:07 22:53 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing: Villanova, Ball 20-102, Szczur 12-95, Babbaro 11-68, D.Thomas 4-31, Conaway 4-16, Whitney 8-13, Wells 1-11, Quarrie 1-1, Reynolds 1-(minus 7). Lehigh, Colvin 5-14, Sherman 3-9, Campbell 5-7, Lum 3-(minus 1). Passing: Villanova, Whitney 8-13-2-129, Szczur 1-2-0-30, D.Thomas 1-2-0-6. Lehigh, Lum 18-31-3-172, Colvin 2-5-0-14. Receiving: Villanova, Wells 3-99, Babbaro 2-14, Szczur 2-14, Farmer 2-8, N.White 1-30. Lehigh, Drwal 9-72, Spadola 8-88, Sherman 2-7, Zurn 1-19.



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Andrew Pierce carried 26 times for 165 yards and a touchdown as Delaware ran all over South Dakota State, 26-3, on Saturday. The Blue Hens (2-0) rushed for 257 yards and held the Jackrabbits (0-1) to just 25 yards on 17 carries. Delaware took a 17-0 lead in the opening quarter on a seven-yard pass from Pat Devlin to Phillip Thaxton and a threeyard run from Pierce. Delaware Valley 27, Washington & Jefferson 0 — The Aggies, 2-0 and ranked No. 10 in NCAA Division III, dominated the No. 20 Presidents (1-1) on both sides of the ball in the nonleague win in Doylestown. Mark Hatty, a senior from Neumann-Goretti High, completed 22 of 30 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns in the matchup of 2009 playoff teams. Joe Gionfriddo, Hatty’s high school teammate, caught four passes for 67 yards and two TDs.

Widener 21, Thiel 0 — Fueled by linebacker Shane Szumski, the Pride (1-1) recorded its first shutout in six years in a nonleague win over the Tomcats (0-2) in Chester. The senior from Moorestown High in Burlington County had two sacks and recovered a fumble to enable coach Isaac Collins to earn his first victory. Grove City 17, Lebanon Valley 14 — Brittany Ryan kicked two extra points to tie the NCAA record for career points by a female kicker, but the Dutchmen (0-2) lost the nonleague game to the Wolverines (1-1) in Annville. Ryan tied West Alabama’s Tonya Butler with 87 career points. Ursinus 10, Franklin & Marshall 7 — Justin Decristofaro, a senior from Father Judge High, threw a 22-yard scoring pass to Nick Giarratano in the fourth quarter as the Bears (2-0, 1-0) won the Centennial Conference game over the Diplomats (1-1, 1-1) in Lancaster. New Haven 30, Lincoln 0 —

D'Ante Smith caught five passes for 52 yards but the Lions (1-1) fell in the nonleaguer at New Haven (2-0). Edinboro 16, West Chester 14 — Mike Mattei passed for 321 yards but the Scots (2-0) grabbed four interceptions and had three sacks to beat the Golden Rams (0-2) in a nonleague game in West Chester. Mattei is a sophomore from Chestnut Hill Academy. Millersville 35, Lock Haven 21 — Bill Shirk, from Phoenixville High in Chester County, threw four TD passes in a 20for-30, 232-yard day and the Marauders’ (2-0) grabbed four interceptions in the nonleague win over the Bald Eagles (0-2) in Millersville. Slippery Rock 30, Cheyney 0 — Ryan Sabo hit Devin Goda on scoring strikes of 13 and 44 yards in the second quarter as the Rock (2-0) eased past the Wolves (0-2) in a nonleague game in Cheyney. McDaniel 13, Moravian 10 — Jake Nichols nailed a 25-yard field goal in the fourth quar-

ter and the Green Terror (2-0, 2-0) won the Centennial Conference game over the Greyhounds (1-1, 1-1) in Westminster, Md. Susquehanna 45, Juniata 3 — Greg Tellish gained 127 yards and scored a TD on 13 carries as the Crusaders (1-1, 1-1) won the Centennial Conference game over the visiting Eagles (0-2, 0-2) in Selinsgrove. Gannon 22, Shippensburg 19 — Kevin Herod rushed for 116 yards and two TDs but the Red Raiders (0-2) wasted a 19-0 halftime lead and lost the nonleague game to the visiting Golden Knights (2-0). Georgetown 28, Lafayette 24 — Jerome Rudolph carried 24 times for 132 yards and a touchdown but the Leopards (0-1, 0-1) fell to the Hoyas (2-0, 1-0) in the Patriot League game in Easton, Pa. Kutztown 35, Mercyhurst 14 — Kevin Morton threw for a career-high 364 yards to lead the Bears (2-0) past the Lakers (1-1) in a nonleague game at Kutztown.

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Lions find a wild way to lose nearly 90 yards By Joe Juliano


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — One of the wildest plays in the storied history of Penn State football took place in the second quarter of the Nittany Lions’ game Saturday night against top-ranked Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Unfortunately for the visitors, it resulted in a loss of nearly 90 yards of field position. play began Penn State atThe the Alabama 16. Notes Quarterback Rob Bolden hit Chaz Powell with a short pass, but Powell fumbled as he was going down at the 12. Crimson Tide free safety Robert Lester picked up the ball and ran down the sideline in front of his bench until he was caught by Lions wide receiver Derek Moye, who wrested the ball away at the Penn State 16. The football bounced crazily toward Penn State’s goal line, where cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick tried to pick it up. Just when it looked as if Kirkpatrick had it in his grasp, Bolden landed on top of him at the 1. The ball went free again, and wide receiver Brett Brackett recovered for Penn State at its own 2 — 88 yards away from where Powell had fumbled it.

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a series of fumbles on a play that stretched nearly the length of the field. The officials, however, made no call. Referee Dave Witvoet went right to replay and, after discussing it with the press-box official, said “the ruling on the field is confirmed.” That confused the Lions, who sent their defense onto the field to set up what they thought would be a goal-line stand. The Penn State sideline finally got everything straight, and put the of-

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coaches — Paterno and the Tide’s Nick Saban — went onto the field for pregame warm-ups about 40 minutes prior to kickoff. Bowden and Saban shook hands and hugged at midfield, then both approached Paterno. The Penn State coach, wearing a blue windbreaker despite the steamy heat, shook hands with Saban, then exchanged handshakes and cuffs around the hip with Bowden. The three men bantered for about three minutes before separating. The crowd roared when the three men were shown on the stadium’s video system, and flashbulbs popped throughout the stands. While in the area, Bowden signed copies of his new book, Called to Coach: Reflections on Life, Faith, and Football.

Rivalry resumes

The resumption of the Penn StateAlabama rivalry took place after a Retired Florida State coach Bobby six-year delay. Bowden waited and waited, and finalThe teams last met in 1990. They ly got to see his old buddy Joe Pater- were supposed to play again in 2004 no before the game. and 2005, but the Crimson Tide Bowden, who attended the game asked for the games to be pushed at the invitation of the Crimson back because Alabama had been hit Tide, stood on the Alabama sideline with NCAA penalties that included for close to 30 minutes before both five years on probation and reduc-

Worth the wait

tions in scholarships. “The athletic director, Mal Moore, called,” Paterno said. “They had just lost 15 or 16 players in some kind of NCAA violation. And he said, ‘You know, our program’s down, can we postpone the series for a couple of years so we can get our feet back where we think we should be?’ And I said, ‘Well, it’s OK with me.’ ” The teams will meet again in 2011, on Sept. 10 (9/10/11), at Beaver Stadium.

Seven rookies

Of the 70 players who dressed for Penn State, seven were true freshmen, led, of course, by Bolden. The others were linebacker Khairi Fortt, tailback Silas Redd, fullback Glenn Carson, tight end Kevin Haplea, defensive tackle DaQuan Jones, and punter Alex Butterworth.

Lots of steam

A series of rain showers, a couple of them heavy, started three hours before kickoff, leaving the stadium a steam bath. Or as the public-address announcer said: “A little heat, a lot of humidity, it’s football night in Tuscaloosa. Is there anywhere else you’d rather be?”

Bear of a loss for Paterno

PATERNO from E1 compared to this loss,” Patermost painful ever? no wrote in his 1989 autobiogDid he remember Bear Bry- raphy. “It got to me. It hamant, the ’Bama legend who mered at my ego. When I both impressed and intimidat- stood toe to toe with Bear Bryed him? “Self-confidence ant, he outcoached me.” hung in the air around him,” It’s possible, maybe even Paterno once said of Bryant, likely, that Bryant is still in “like a fine mist.” his head. Maybe he’s the reaDid he ponder his future? son why Paterno is still coachHis mortality? ing at 83, even though players We can’t really know. Pater- on the 1966 Penn State team, no won’t tell us. And after the his first, are now collecting 130th loss of his legendary ca- Social Security. (The Nittany reer, he didn’t feel like getting Lions from 1950, when Paterphilosophical. In fact, he no was a Rip Engle assistant, didn’t much feel like answer- are now in their 80s, too.) ing questions at all. ThroughBryant at least tried to walk out a brief few minutes with away, retiring in 1983. Thirtythe media, the coach was un- seven days later he was dead. characteristically That’s a lesson Pagruff and agitatterno hasn’t forBryant beat ed. When one regotten. Paterno’s porter said he “Retire? What hadn’t heard an am I going to do?” teams all four Paterno answer, Paterno said. “Cut times they met. the grass?” said, “Tough.” During the 24-3 And maybe loss, as he paced the sideline that’s why he got a little testy in a blue jacket despite the last week when reporters, as oppressive heat, undoubtedly was only logical in advance of aware that his Nittany Lions this matchup with No. 1 Alaand their true-freshman quar- bama, asked him about Bryterback had little chance, you ant. had to wonder, as people “I don’t want to talk about have been wondering for Bryant,” he said several more than a decade now, times. “Why get into it?” when the end was coming. Bowden, who watched as a There’s nowhere to look for fan as his alma mater ran hints, no one to compare him over Penn State, knows as to, no other octogenarians well as anyone what Paterno who’ve been at the helm of a may be thinking. And what he big-time program for nearly surely is missing. half a century. “The pressure,” Bowden It’s too bad Bryant wasn’t said, “Right away, I could feel around. He’d have known. the pressure lift right off me.” The crafty wizard in the But Bowden also undercheckered hat always seemed stood how Paterno has to know what was going on reached this point, this apparinside Paterno’s head. ent psychological impasse. The Alabama coach beat Pa- When he was a 40-year-old terno’s Nittany Lions all four coach at West Virginia and times they met. And the saw that 53-year-old Darrell Tide’s national-championship Royal had retired at Texas, he win in the ’79 Sugar Bowl said he imagined he, too, was, far and away, Paterno’s would be finished at that “admost painful. vanced age.” “Nothing of the kind ever “But then you sign a new

five-year contract and another and then another, and pretty soon you’re 60 or 70 or 80,” he said. What was Joe Paterno thinking? On the long ride from the Birmingham Marriott to Tuscaloosa did he permit himself a look at all the decorated RVs, the sea of tailgaters surrounding Alabama’s newly enlarged stadium? Was he looking out the window at the colorful pregame parade of spectators when the Penn State bus rode past? Probably not. Bowden said that a year ago he wouldn’t have looked either. “I saw tailgaters!” Bowden excitedly exclaimed Saturday, as if he’d spotted leprechauns. “I’d never seen tailgaters before.” Alabama, perhaps as a twotime national champion, is coming to Happy Valley next fall. After that, it will be at least another decade before these two programs meet again in the regular season. Surely Paterno, in his 90s by then, will be gone. Sprinkled among the tide of crimson-and-white T-shirts that transformed Bryant-Denny Stadium into a massive Phillies uniform were a few that said, “Welcome back, JoePa!” It almost certainly was goodbye. But we can’t know for sure. After Alabama’s easy victory, Paterno, surrounded by burly state policemen, sought out ‘Bama coach Nick Saban and shook his hand. Then, with fans cheering him, with players and assistant coaches seeking him out, he walked back into that darkened tunnel. What was Joe Paterno thinking? Contact staff writer Frank Fitzpatrick at 215-854-5068 or at

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Penn State’s Bani Gbadyu can’t get high enough to stop a second-quarter score by Preston Dial.

High Tide in Tuscaloosa as Penn State goes under PENN STATE from E1 bler that ended up in the hands of an Alabama player. The Penn State players weren’t real happy, either. “I’m not saying that we don’t have leaders, but somebody has to step up when we’re down and make a play,” tailback Stephfon Green said. “We didn’t do that today. I didn’t do it. The whole team didn’t do it. We got our behinds kicked, and that’s not a good feeling.” Bolden, who made a spectacular debut the previous week in front of a friendly crowd and a lower-caliber opponent, threw the two passes that were intercepted at the 3- and 13-yard lines of the Crimson Tide. On both throws, Bolden was a millisecond away from being hit by the Alabama pass rush. Wide receiver Chaz Powell also made a miscue when he fumbled the football at the Alabama 12 after catching a short pass from Bolden. “When we look at the tape, we’re going to be sick,” quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno said, “because there were a lot of clutch plays where they made the play and we didn’t in the red zone. We moved the ball pretty well, but we’ve got to finish drives off. We left 14 points out there, maybe a little bit more.” Bolden fumbled two snaps, both while crouched behind center, and the Nittany Lions had to use three time-outs when plays were late coming in from the bench. He finished 13 of 29 for 144 yards. Derek Moye caught three passes, including a 31-yarder, the longest of Bolden’s young career. The running game didn’t help. Although they finished with 127 rushing yards, the Nittany Lions didn’t run effectively early. As it was, the Lions (1-1) didn’t score until Collin Wagner booted a 36-yard field goal with 9 minutes, 47 seconds remaining. The Crimson Tide (2-0) controlled the first half, rolling up 288 yards and taking a 17-0

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Return Yards 0 2 Punts-Avg. 4-36.3 3-37.0 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-1 Penalties-Yards 1-5 5-33 Time of Possession 30:33 29:27 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing: Penn St., Royster 9-32, Redd 5-26, Kersey 1-24, Green 5-13, Bolden 6-12, Newsome 2-9, Smith 2-8, Zordich 1-3. Alabama, Richardson 22-144, Lacy 6-21, McElroy 5-8, Maze 1-7. Passing: Penn St., Bolden 13-29-2-144, Newsome 1-1-0-12, Brown 0-1-1-0. Alabama, McElroy 16-24-0-229. Receiving: Penn St., Smith 5-47, Moye 3-69, Powell 2-9, Royster 2-(minus 6), Brown 1-20, Brackett 1-17. Alabama, J.Jones 4-49, Richardson 4-46, Hanks 3-52, Maze 2-28, Dial 2-18, Norwood 1-36.

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Crimson Tide back Trent Richardson picked up 144 yards on

22 carries and scored a TD. Above, he runs over Devon Still. lead. Sophomore Trent Richardson, filling in for injured Mark Ingram, the 2009 Heisman Trophy winner, picked up 144 yards on 22 carries and scored a touchdown. Richardson became the first opposing runner to rush for 100 yards against Penn State since Iowa’s Shonn Greene in 2008, a run of 17 games. Lions defensive coordinator Tom Bradley said Richardson, with a combination of speed and power not seen since the days of a young Herschel Walker, reminded him of a few Big Ten backs, including Greene, and lamented his team’s number of missed tackles. “He’s an excellent back, and that offensive line does a good job,” Bradley said. “They’ve got good people at the skill positions and they obviously run a very efficient offense. [But] I

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U.S. Open Women’s Final

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Novak Djokovic kneels on the court after his upset victory over Roger Federer in their semifinal

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U.S. Open Men’s Semifinals

Federer is ousted after Nadal wins Third-seeded Djokovic beat Federer in 5 sets after twice being on the verge of losing. ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — So much for Rafa vs. Roger in the U.S. Open final. Novak Djokovic prevented what would have been the eighth Grand Slam championship match between tennis’ top two men — and first such showdown at Flushing Meadows — by saving two match points and coming back to stun Roger Federer, 5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5, in Saturday’s semifinals. “One of those matches you’ll always remember in your career,” Djokovic said. It means that the third-seeded Djokovic will be standing between No. 1 Rafael Nadal and a ninth career Grand Slam in Sunday’s final. Nadal never had been past the semifinals at the U.S. Open before beating No. 12 Mikhail Youzhny, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4, on Saturday. Federer had reached six consecutive finals at the U.S. Open, winning five trophies from 2004 to 2008, but this time he repeatedly let leads slip away. Federer took the first set against Djokovic, then the third. And even after Djokovic forced a fifth set, Federer twice was a single point from winning. With the crowd in Arthur Ashe Stadium trying to will Federer to victory — probably because of the prospect of a final between him and Nadal — the owner of a record 16 Grand Slam titles couldn’t seize his chances. Djokovic saved the match points while trailing 5-4 and serving. He erased the first with a swinging forehand volley winner to cap an 11-stroke point, and the second with a forehand winner, then wound up holding for 5-all. The only service break of the fifth set would come in the following game, when Federer missed

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Rafael Nadal exults after beating Mikhail Youzhny in straight

sets of their seminifal match. He has never won the U.S. Open. forehands on the last two points to allow Djokovic to go ahead, 6-5. Djokovic then served out the victory — although only after saving one last break point. Federer let that slip by pushing a forehand long, then set up Djokovic’s first match point with a forehand into the net. The last point went 22 strokes until Federer sent a backhand wide. Djokovic held his arms up, and looked up at his guest box, where his parents were jumping and hugging. Djokovic stared ahead, his jaw agape, as though even he couldn’t quite believe what he accomplished. “It’s really hard to describe the feeling I have right now,” Djokovic said in an on-court interview. “Ten minutes ago, I was a point from losing this match.” It actually was about 18 minutes from Federer’s first match point to Djokovic’s, but

you get what he meant. Djokovic had lost to Federer at each of the previous three U.S. Opens, in the 2007 final and the 2008-09 semifinals. That was part of why everyone was expecting to see the 22d career meeting between Federer and Nadal. They would have been the first pair of men to meet in the finals of all four Grand Slam tournaments. Instead, Sunday’s final will have, coincidentally, the 22d career meeting between Djokovic and Nadal, one of whom will become a U.S. Open champion for the first time.






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NEW YORK — From the time she was a teen in Belgium, Kim Clijsters loved playing on American hard courts. She liked the way she could move on the surface, liked the way she could see the ball. Her game is now as good as it gets on this stuff. Clijsters won a second consecutive U.S. Open championship and third overall Saturday night, easily beating Vera Zvonareva, 6-2, 6-1, in a final that lasted exactly one hour and lacked any drama. Clijsters is the first woman since Venus Williams in 2000-01 to win the title in Flushing Meadows two years in a row. And Clijsters’ U.S. Open winning streak is actually up to 21 matches because CHARLES KRUPA / AP she also won the 2005 title. Kim Clijsters exults moments She missed the tournament in after winning her second 2006 because of injuries, in- straight title, third overall. cluding wrist surgery, and skipped it the next two years while taking time off to get married and have a baby. Last year, when her 21/2-year-old daughter, Jada, pranced around the court during the post-match ceremony, Clijsters became the first mother since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980 to take home a major trophy. “I’ve always felt more comfortable on this surface. Not just this year, but even when I was 14, 15, 16,” the 27-year-old Clijsters said in an interview the week before the U.S. Open began. Sure does, nowadays. After losing the first four Grand Slam finals of her career, Belgium’s Clijsters has won her last three. Perhaps that will give some hope to Russia’s Zvonareva, who is now 0-2 in major championship matches, after losing to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final in July. Not since 1995 has a U.S. Open women’s final lasted three sets, and this one wasn’t about to end that trend. Indeed, you have to go back to 1976 to find a women’s final in which the loser won only three games.

Put simply, the second-seeded Clijsters was too dominant; the seventh-seeded Zvonareva too shaky. Over and over, Clijsters would scramble to balls that seemed out of reach and get them back over the net, sometimes doing full splits right there along the baseline. She compiled a 17-6 edge in winners, and made nine fewer unforced errors than Zvonareva, 24-15. Clijsters broke twice to take the first set, and she did it by letting Zvonareva cause her own problems. When Zvonareva failed to get to a backhand and fell behind 40-love in the opening game of the second set, she cracked her racket against the court twice, breaking it, and earning a warning from the chair umpire. Then things got worse for her.

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NationalLeague EAST Atlanta PHILLIES Florida New York Washington

W 82 82 72 70 60

L 61 61 69 72 82

Pct GB .573 – .573 – .511 9 .493 111/2 .423 211/2

SATURDAY'S RESULTS New York 4, PHILLIES 3 San Diego 1, San Francisco 0 Los Angeles 6, Houston 3 Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 4, 10 inn. FRIDAY'S RESULTS PHILLIES 8, New York 4 Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 3, 12 inn. Los Angeles 4, Houston 2, 11 inn. Colorado 13, Arizona 4

Streak W-2 L-1 W-2 W-1 L-4

Home 51-20 45-27 35-33 40-26 35-35

Away Last 10 31-41 4-6 37-34 7-3 37-36 6-4 30-46 5-5 25-47 3-7

Florida 4, Washington 1 Atlanta 6, St. Louis 3, 12 innings Chicago 1, Milwaukee 0 Colorado 2, Arizona 1 Florida 3, Washington 1 Atlanta 8, St. Louis 6 Chicago 4, Milwaukee 0 San Francisco 1, San Diego 0

Team & Individual Stats Through Friday

Team Batting Cincinnati Colorado Milwaukee St. Louis Atlanta Chicago San Francisco PHILLIES Florida Washington Los Angeles Arizona New York San Diego Houston Pittsburgh

AB 4861 4813 4847 4754 4802 4811 4832 4889 4794 4736 4769 4787 4755 4719 4760 4659

R 698 677 657 631 670 611 620 664 644 589 596 639 574 596 532 485

H 1321 1279 1274 1251 1256 1261 1250 1258 1234 1215 1222 1203 1178 1169 1175 1121

HR 159 155 163 138 125 140 136 141 139 130 103 161 105 113 94 108

RBI Avg. 673 .272 651 .266 620 .263 596 .263 634 .262 591 .262 587 .259 631 .257 616 .257 570 .257 555 .256 618 .251 549 .248 565 .248 502 .247 470 .241

Individual Batting

CGonzalez Col Tulowitzki Col Votto Cin SCastro ChC Prado Atl Pujols StL Holliday StL AdGonzalez SD Polanco PHI Braun Mil HRamirez Fla Byrd ChC Zimmerman Was Werth PHI Rolen Cin AHuff SF DWright NYM Pagan NYM Ethier LAD Pence Hou Heyward Atl JosReyes NYM Keppinger Hou McGehee Mil Desmond Was BPhillips Cin Uggla Fla Howard PHI Theriot LAD GSanchez Fla Hart Mil AMcCutchen Pit Fielder Mil JUpton Ari McCann Atl Loney LAD KJohnson Ari Bruce Cin Schumaker StL Rasmus StL ATorres SF SDrew Ari Sandoval SF ADunn Was Willingham Was Weeks Mil Headley SD CYoung Ari AdLaRoche Ari Ibanez PHI OCabrera Cin Bourn Hou Victorino PHI Ludwick SD CRoss SF Gomes Cin MeCabrera Atl ASoriano ChC IDavis NYM Blake LAD

AB 517 388 487 405 539 520 517 518 483 544 517 515 480 491 421 498 511 497 462 537 450 482 445 518 443 555 509 486 519 501 469 494 507 488 411 522 514 457 402 384 475 492 517 496 370 570 538 519 488 485 428 506 512 412 479 438 419 433 450 450

R 96 74 94 49 95 98 83 79 67 89 91 78 81 90 59 88 76 72 62 87 78 74 55 57 53 95 88 76 63 65 74 75 86 73 58 64 81 69 56 71 81 74 57 78 54 96 72 83 68 62 52 79 75 58 65 65 46 64 63 51

H 173 127 156 128 170 161 158 158 147 165 156 155 143 144 123 145 148 144 133 154 129 138 127 147 126 157 144 137 146 140 131 137 140 134 113 143 141 125 110 105 129 133 139 133 99 152 143 138 130 128 113 133 134 108 125 114 109 112 116 116

HR 32 20 32 3 15 37 26 27 6 20 21 12 25 20 19 24 23 10 21 23 16 8 5 20 9 16 29 29 2 17 27 13 30 17 20 9 20 18 5 21 14 12 12 34 16 26 10 25 23 13 3 2 17 15 11 16 4 22 18 14

RBI Avg. 100 .335 72 .327 100 .320 41 .316 64 .315 99 .310 91 .306 90 .305 47 .304 84 .303 75 .302 61 .301 82 .298 66 .293 79 .292 81 .291 92 .290 60 .290 74 .288 82 .287 67 .287 45 .286 51 .285 92 .284 58 .284 52 .283 89 .283 96 .282 29 .281 76 .279 89 .279 44 .277 74 .276 68 .275 74 .275 80 .274 60 .274 58 .274 39 .274 59 .273 60 .272 51 .270 59 .269 91 .268 56 .268 78 .267 54 .266 84 .266 90 .266 69 .264 39 .264 36 .263 63 .262 59 .262 60 .261 77 .260 40 .260 72 .259 64 .258 58 .258

Morgan Was YMolina StL DLee Atl Kemp LAD Hairston Jr SD Uribe SF AEscobar Mil GJones Pit Stubbs Cin CaLee Hou ArRamirez ChC Glaus Atl Francoeur NYM MarReynolds Ari

468 431 485 533 417 451 453 521 450 526 403 403 401 457

55 33 70 72 52 57 56 55 77 58 55 51 43 74

120 110 123 135 104 112 112 128 110 128 98 97 95 95

0 6 17 22 10 20 4 20 16 20 22 16 11 32

23 .256 53 .255 68 .254 74 .253 50 .249 77 .248 40 .247 77 .246 64 .244 82 .243 73 .243 71 .241 54 .237 83 .208

Team Pitching San Diego St. Louis San Francisco Atlanta New York PHILLIES Los Angeles Florida Houston Colorado Cincinnati Washington Chicago Milwaukee Arizona Pittsburgh

ERA 3.32 3.57 3.57 3.60 3.79 3.81 3.96 4.02 4.02 4.07 4.11 4.17 4.42 4.82 4.94 5.12

H 1111 1214 1153 1163 1274 1254 1154 1233 1264 1207 1246 1283 1269 1317 1342 1368

ER 467 494 509 504 530 541 556 556 561 568 578 577 614 666 689 695

BB SO Sh 4441138 17 400 935 13 5331156 14 4341056 7 469 972 18 3571022 17 4761102 15 4531029 14 4641035 9 4551057 12 463 940 9 447 920 4 5201109 8 5191080 5 483 942 3 472 877 6

Sv 41 28 50 36 33 33 33 32 38 32 38 33 31 30 27 27

Individual Pitching IP Latos SD 163 JoJohnson Fla 184 Wainwright StL 208 THudson Atl 198 Halladay PHI 229 JGarcia StL 157 Jimenez Col 190 Myers Hou 198 Dickey NYM 145 JSantana NYM 199 Kershaw LAD 183 Hamels PHI 188 CCarpenter StL 210 Oswalt PHI 184 MCain SF 197 JSanchez SF 170 Kuroda LAD 176 Richard SD 179 AniSanchez Fla 164 Cueto Cin 164 Garland SD 174 Hanson Atl 171 Lilly LAD 168 Billingsley LAD 165 Lincecum SF 185 Dempster ChC 187 WRodriguez Hou 170 Gallardo Mil 161 LiHernandez Was186 Niese NYM 154 Pelfrey NYM 168 IKennedy Ari 173 Arroyo Cin 192 Zito SF 180 LeBlanc SD 143 Hammel Col 162 DLowe Atl 169 Nolasco Fla 158 Bush Mil 159 Haren Ari 141 RWells ChC 172 RaWolf Mil 179 KKendrick PHI 158 Volstad Fla 149 Blanton PHI 149 Narveson Mil 144 RLopez Ari 171 Maholm Pit 168 Correia SD 143

H 113 155 163 158 212 144 141 184 136 179 148 165 191 147 164 128 162 175 162 157 156 159 142 156 173 171 167 152 190 164 187 148 168 170 153 169 182 169 182 161 192 189 177 162 181 152 196 208 151

BB 43 48 51 60 28 63 78 56 34 55 77 54 54 50 58 85 45 69 61 50 80 50 39 62 69 76 53 67 59 51 58 62 58 73 50 43 58 33 59 29 58 80 43 54 35 49 50 59 63

SO 170 186 191 117 201 128 178 157 91 144 197 188 162 168 158 176 142 138 128 119 115 151 138 136 199 177 144 175 99 128 94 151 101 134 109 132 109 147 101 141 131 116 74 94 106 115 97 90 114

W 14 11 18 15 18 13 18 11 10 11 11 10 15 11 11 10 10 12 11 12 13 9 8 11 13 12 11 11 9 9 13 9 14 8 8 10 12 14 7 7 6 11 9 9 6 11 5 7 10

L 5 6 10 7 10 7 6 7 6 9 10 10 6 13 10 8 12 7 9 5 11 11 10 9 9 10 12 7 11 7 9 9 10 12 12 7 12 9 12 8 13 10 8 9 6 7 13 14 10

ERA 2.21 2.30 2.38 2.41 2.44 2.69 2.79 2.91 2.91 2.98 2.99 3.06 3.09 3.09 3.19 3.29 3.32 3.36 3.45 3.45 3.52 3.58 3.58 3.65 3.69 3.76 3.77 3.80 3.82 3.85 3.96 4.01 4.09 4.14 4.15 4.34 4.42 4.51 4.59 4.60 4.61 4.68 4.89 4.96 5.15 5.20 5.21 5.37 5.46

W 81 73 67 65 62 47

L 61 67 75 76 80 94

Pct GB .570 – .521 7 .472 14 .461 151/2 .437 19 .333 331/2

Streak W-2 L-2 L-2 L-2 W-2 L-3

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2010 Team 2009 Club/Time Odds Pitcher W- L ERA W- L vs.Opp PHILLIES –150 Oswalt (R) 11-13 3.09 13-15 0- 0 at Mets/1:10 +140 Niese (L) 9- 7 3.85 13-13 1- 0 Pirates +220 Burres (L) 3- 3 5.75 5- 3 0- 1 –250 Cueto (R) 12- 5 3.45 16-11 3- 0 at Reds/1:10 Marlins +125 Volstad (R) 9- 9 4.96 9-17 4- 0 at Nationals/1:35 –135 Zmmermann (R) 0- 0 3.86 2- 1 0- 0 Dodgers +100 Padilla (R) 6- 5 4.07 5-11 0- 0 at Astros/2:05 –110 Figueroa (R) 5- 2 3.03 5- 1 0- 0 1- 1 5.81 2- 2 0- 0 Cubs +170 Coleman (R) at Brewers/2:10 –180 Gallardo (R) 11- 7 3.80 13-14 1- 0 D'backs +160 Kennedy (R) 9- 9 4.01 14-14 0- 1 at Rockies/3:10 –170 Chacin (R) 8- 9 3.65 8- 9 2- 1 Giants +135 Lincecum (R) 13- 9 3.69 17-12 0- 1 –145 Latos (R) 14- 5 2.21 17- 9 2- 0 at Padres/4:05 Cardinals +190 Lohse (R) 2- 7 7.13 5- 8 0- 0 at Braves/8:05 –210 Hudson (R) 15- 7 2.41 17-12 0- 0 ODDS: Number with favorite (–) indicates amount needed to wager to win underdog (+) indicates amount won if $100 is wagered. TEAM W-L: Team’s record in games this pitcher starts. MONDAY’S GAMES PHILLIES at Florida, 7:10 Arizona at Cincinnati, 7:10 Pittsburgh at New York, 7:10 Washington at Atlanta, 7:10 Milwaukee at Houston, 8:05 Chicago at St. Louis, 8:15 San Diego at Colorado, 8:40

Last 3 Starts W-L IP ERA 2- 0 211/3 2.11 1- 2 161/3 8.27 1- 2 142/3 5.52 1- 1 20 2.25 2- 0 18 6.00 0- 0 14 3.86 1- 2 131/3 10.12 2- 1 17 3.18 1- 0 181/3 4.42 1 0- 2 18 /3 7.85 2- 0 22 1.23 2- 0 181/3 1.96 2 2- 1 20 /3 3.48 1- 0 20 1.35 1- 2 151/3 8.22 1- 2 201/3 3.54 $100; Number with

Away Last 10 38-34 4-6 30-43 4-6 31-40 6-4 30-38 3-7 29-38 6-4 14-55 4-6

WEST San Diego San Fran. Colorado Los Angeles Arizona

W 80 80 78 71 57

L 61 63 64 72 85

Pct GB .567 – .559 1 .549 21/2 .497 10 .401 231/2

Streak W-1 L-1 W-9 W-2 L-2

Home 42-31 42-27 49-22 41-31 35-40

Away Last 10 38-30 4-6 38-36 7-3 29-42 9-1 30-41 3-7 22-45 4-6

in the sixth.

ASSOCIATED PRESS ers and 15 RBIs in his last 21 games. ATLANTA — Alex Gonzalez hit a threeThe Cardinals tied it in the eighth, run homer in the 12th inning and the taking advantage when third baseman Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardi- Martin Prado bobbled Pedro Feliz’s nals, 6-3, on Saturday to move into a tie grounder. with the Phillies for the NL East lead. Prado’s one-out error loaded the bases With runners on first and third and for Pujols, who drove in Brendan Ryan the outfielders playing shallow to guard with a grounder off Peter Moylan. against a sacrifice fly, Gonzalez hit the Pujols also had a tying two-run double winning shot off Mitchell Boggs into the left-field seats. The Braves improved their major-league-best home record to 51-20 and grabbed a share of the division lead when the Phillies lost to New York. Albert Pujols had three RBIs for St. Louis, which is facing an uphill climb to make the playoffs. Boggs (2-3) walked Rick Ankiel with one out in the 12th and pinch-hitter Eric Hinske followed with a single up the middle, putting runners on the corners. Cardinals manager Tony La Russa visited the mound but left Boggs in to face Gonzalez, who was 0 for 5 with two strikeouts but connected for his fifth homer since he joined Atlanta in a July trade with Toronto. Rookie Craig Kimbrel (3-0) struck out two in a perfect 12th to get the win. Jason Heyward hit a leadoff drive off Dennys Reyes in JOHN BAZEMORE / Associated Press the seventh to give Atlanta a Alex Gonzalez reacts after his three-run homer in the 3-2 lead. The rookie is batting 12th gave the Braves a 6-3 win over the Cardinals. .429 (36 for 84) with five hom- Before his homer, he had been 0 for 5.

St. Louis AB R H BI Avg. Atlanta AB R H BI Avg. Schumaker 2b 3 1 1 0 .274 O.Infante 2b 5 0 2 0 .341 b-Greene ph 0 0 0 0 .228 Heyward rf 4 1 1 1 .286 Franklin p 0 0 0 0 .000 Prado 3b 5 2 2 0 .316 d-Winn ph 1 0 0 0 .260 McCann c 6 0 2 0 .276 McClellan p 0 0 0 0 .500 D.Lee 1b 3 0 1 0 .254 Miles 2b 0 0 0 0 .302 1-Ankiel pr-cf 1 1 0 0 .207 Jay rf 3 0 0 0 .315 McLouth cf 2 0 1 2 .183 c-P.Feliz ph-3b 2 0 0 0 .220 Venters p 0 0 0 0 .000 Pujols 1b 5 0 1 3 .309 Moylan p 0 0 0 0 --Holliday lf 5 0 1 0 .305 Wagner p 0 0 0 0 --Rasmus cf 4 0 0 0 .271 Saito p 0 0 0 0 .000 Lopez 3b-2b-rf 4 0 1 0 .233 e-Conrad ph 1 0 0 0 .244 Y.Molina c 5 0 0 0 .252 Farnsworth p 0 0 0 0 --Westbrook p 2 0 0 0 .133 Kimbrel p 0 0 0 0 --D.Reyes p 0 0 0 0 .000 f-Hinske ph 1 1 1 0 .252 Motte p 0 0 0 0 .000 Gonzalez ss 6 1 1 3 .264 a-Stvinoha ph-rf3 0 1 0 .243 Me.Cabrera lf 5 0 0 0 .257 M.Boggs p 0 0 0 0 .000 Hanson p 3 0 0 0 .109 B.Ryan ss 5 2 2 0 .224 Freeman 1b 2 0 0 0 .083 Totals 42 3 7 3 Totals 44 6 11 6 One out when winning run scored.a-singled for Motte in the 8th. b-was hit by a pitch for Schumaker in the 8th. c-reached on error for Jay in the 8th. d-grounded out for Franklin in the 10th. e-grounded out for Saito in the 10th. f-singled for Kimbrel in the 12th.1-ran for D.Lee in the 7th. E: Prado (10), Hanson (3). LOB: St. Louis 6, Atlanta 12. 2B: Pujols (34), D.Lee (28). 3B: McLouth (1). HR: Heyward (17), off D.Reyes; Ale.Gonzalez (5), off M.Boggs. RBIs: Pujols 3 (102), Heyward (68), McLouth 2 (20), Ale.Gonzalez 3 (30). CS: Pujols (4), O.Infante (6). S: F.Lopez. RLSP: St. Louis 3 (Jay, Holliday, Stavinoha); Atlanta 6 (Ale.Gonzalez 4, McCann 2). RA: Y.Molina. GIDP: D.Lee. DP: St. Louis 1 (Westbrook, Schumaker, Pujols). St. Louis walks (1): Rasmus. Atlanta walks (8): O.Infante, Heyward 2, Prado, D.Lee, Ankiel, McLouth 2. St. Louis strikeouts (8): Jay, Holliday, Rasmus, F.Lopez, Y.Molina, Westbrook, Stavinoha, B.Ryan. Atlanta strikeouts (10): O.Infante 2, Heyward, McCann 3, Ale.Gonzalez 2, Hanson, Freeman. St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Westbrook 6 7 2 2 5 3 105 3.78 2/3 D.Reyes 1 1 1 0 1 13 4.05 1/3 Motte 1 0 0 1 1 12 2.49 Franklin 2 0 0 0 0 3 36 3.55 McClellan 2 0 0 0 1 1 26 2.04 1 /3 2 3 3 1 1 20 3.96 M.Boggs (L 2-3) Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hanson 7 5 2 2 0 5 94 3.54 1/3 Venters (H 20) 1 1 0 0 0 11 1.86 2/3 Moylan (BS 3-4) 0 0 0 0 0 3 3.05 Wagner 1 0 0 0 1 1 16 1.50 Saito 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 2.60 Farnsworth 1 1 0 0 0 0 19 5.14 Kimbrel (W 3-0) 1 0 0 0 0 2 15 0.79 IR-S: Moylan 3-1. IBB: off Motte (McLouth). HBP: by Venters (Greene). WP: Westbrook. PB: Y.Molina. Umpires: Home, Jim Reynolds; First, Bill Welke; Second, Mike DiMuro; Third, Tim Welke. T: 4:01. A: 51,078 (49,743).

Padres 1, Giants 0

Reds 5, Pirates 4

Rockies 2, Diamondbacks 1

SAN DIEGO — Yorvit Torrealba homered, then threw out Darren Ford on an attempted steal of second base for a double play that ended San Diego’s narrow win over San Francisco. The Giants had won the first two games of the series, closing within one percentage point in the NL West race as the Padres lost for the 13th time in 15 games. The victory boosted San Diego’s margin back to one game. Tim Stauffer (4-3), a long reliever making his third start of the season, allowed three hits in six innings and pitched out of his only jam in the second. Stauffer is 1-0 with a 0.60 ERA in those starts. San Francisco San Diego

San Fran. AB A.Torres cf 4 F.Sanchez 2b 3 d-Sandoval ph 1 A.Huff 1b 3 1-Ford pr 0 Posey c 4 J.Guillen rf 3 Burrell lf 1 Uribe 3b 3 Renteria ss 3 Bumgarner p 2 b-Fontenot ph 1 R.Ramirez p 0 Totals 28

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San Diego AB R H BI Avg. Denorfia cf 4 0 0 0 .268 Eckstein 2b 3 0 1 0 .270 Ludwick rf 3 0 0 0 .260 Venable rf 0 0 0 0 .223 Ad.Gonzalez 1b3 0 1 0 .305 M.Tejada ss 3 0 0 0 .253 Salazar lf 2 0 0 0 .229 Cunningham lf 1 0 0 0 .297 Headley 3b 3 0 0 0 .264 Torrealba c 3 1 2 1 .286 Stauffer p 1 0 0 0 .182 a-Hairston ph 1 0 0 0 .217 Gregerson p 0 0 0 0 --Adams p 0 0 0 0 --c-Stairs ph 1 0 1 0 .220 H.Bell p 0 0 0 0 --Totals 28 1 5 1 a-flied out for Stauffer in the 6th. b-struck out for Bumgarner in the 8th. c-singled for Adams in the 8th. d-lined out for F.Sanchez in the 9th.1-ran for A.Huff in the 9th. LOB: San Francisco 4, San Diego 3. 2B: J.Guillen (4). HR: Torrealba (5), off Bumgarner. RBIs: Torrealba (33). CS: Ford (1). RLSP: San Francisco 2 (Bumgarner 2); San Diego 1 (Denorfia). GIDP: Posey, Ludwick. DP: San Francisco 1 (F.Sanchez, Renteria, A.Huff); San Diego 2 (M.Tejada, Eckstein, Ad.Gonzalez), (Torrealba, Torrealba, Eckstein). San Francisco walks (2): Burrell 2. San Francisco strikeouts (10): Torres 2, Huff, Posey 2, Guillen, Burrell, Uribe, Renteria, Fontenot. San Diego strikeouts (4): Denorfia, Ludwick, Gonzalez, Headley. San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Bumgarner (L 5-5) 7 3 1 1 0 4 78 3.28 R.Ramirez 1 2 0 0 0 0 21 0.92 San Diego IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Stauffer (W 4-3) 6 3 0 0 2 5 85 1.54 Gregerson (H 34) 1 0 0 0 0 2 9 3.29 1 0 0 0 0 2 15 1.76 Adams (H 31) H.Bell (S 40-43) 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 1.67 HBP: byBell (Huff). Umpires: Home, Jerry Crawford; First, Phil Cuzzi; Second, Brian O'Nora; Third, Chris Guccione. T: 2:07. A: 41,123 (42,691).

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Gonzalez HR lets Braves tie Phils

R 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

H 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3

BI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Avg. .269 .289 .268 .291 --.321 .295 .268 .249 .274 .152 .286 ---

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Pete Rose acknowledges the crowd in Cincinnati during

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CENTRAL Cincinnati St. Louis Houston Milwaukee Chicago Pittsburgh

000 300 003 – 6 7 0 000 120 000 – 3 7 2

Los Angeles AB R H BI Avg. Houston AB R H BI Avg. Furcal ss 3 0 0 0 .309 Bourn cf 3 1 1 1 .263 Theriot 2b 5 0 0 0 .279 Keppinger 2b 4 0 2 1 .287 Blake 3b 5 1 1 1 .257 Pence rf 4 0 0 0 .285 Kemp cf 3 0 0 0 .252 Ca.Lee lf 4 0 0 0 .242 Gibbons lf 4 1 2 0 .359 Blum 3b 3 0 0 0 .247 Kuo p 0 0 0 0 .000 Wallace 1b 4 1 1 1 .212 Lindsey 1b 3 0 0 0 .000 Sanchez ss 4 1 2 0 .282 Sherrill p 0 0 0 0 --- Ja.Castro c 2 0 1 0 .212 Belisario p 0 0 0 0 --- b-Michaels ph 1 0 0 0 .247 Jansen p 0 0 0 0 1.00 Quintero c 0 0 0 0 .231 d-Oeltjen ph-lf 0 1 0 0 .000 W.Rodriguez p 1 0 0 0 .193 Re.Johnson rf 4 2 2 1 .284 c-Bogusevic ph 1 0 0 0 .125 A.Ellis c 3 1 1 1 .211 Lindstrom p 0 0 0 0 --Ely p 2 0 0 0 .083 Lyon p 0 0 0 0 --a-Mitchll ph-1b 1 0 0 0 .000 Byrdak p 0 0 0 0 .000 e-Loney ph-1b 1 0 1 1 .275 Fulchino p 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 34 6 7 4 Totals 31 3 7 3 a-flied out for Ely in the 7th. b-grounded out for Ja.Castro in the 7th. c-struck out for W.Rodriguez in the 7th. d-walked for Jansen in the 9th. e-doubled for Mitchell in the 9th. E: Lyon (1), Wallace (3). LOB: Los Angeles 6, Houston 4. 2B: Loney (39), Ang.Sanchez (9). 3B: Bourn (6). HR: Blake (15), off W.Rodriguez; Wallace (2), off Ely. RBIs: Blake (59), Re.Johnson (13), A.Ellis (11), Loney (81), Bourn (37), Keppinger (52), Wallace (8). SB: Theriot 2 (20), Re.Johnson (2). S: A.Ellis, W.Rodriguez. RLSP: Los Angeles 2 (Gibbons, Blake); Houston 3 (Keppinger, Bogusevic, Ang.Sanchez). RA: Theriot, Lindsey, Bourn, Michaels. GIDP: Pence. DP: Los Angeles 1 (Furcal, Lindsey). Los Angeles walks (4): Furcal 2, Kemp, Oeltjen. Houston walks (2): Bourn, Blum. Los Angeles strikeouts (12): Furcal, Blake 3, Kemp, Gibbons, Lindsey 2, Re.Johnson, A.Ellis, Ely 2. Houston strikeouts (7): Ca.Lee, Blum 2, Wallace, Ang.Sanchez, W.Rodriguez, Bogusevic. Los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Ely 6 6 3 3 1 4 89 4.62 1/3 Sherrill 1 0 0 0 0 10 6.21 2/3 Belisario 0 0 0 0 1 9 5.40 Jansen (W 1-0) 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.96 Kuo (S 9-10) 1 0 0 0 1 2 21 1.36 Houston IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA W.Rodriguez 7 5 3 3 3 10 110 3.77 Lindstrom 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 3.75 Lyon (L 6-6) 0 1 3 2 1 0 11 3.26 1/3 Byrdak 1 0 0 0 0 8 3.19 2/3 0 0 0 0 1 11 5.79 Fulchino Lyon pitched to 3 batters in the 9th. IR-S: Belisario 1-0, Byrdak 1-1, Fulchino 1-0. WP: Kuo. Umpires: Home, Paul Emmel; First, Bill Hohn; Second, Gary Darling; Third, Bruce Dreckman. T: 2:56. A: 39,237 (40,976).

DENVER — Pinch-hitter Jonathan Herrera’s sacrifice fly off Mike Hampton broke a seventh-inning tie and Colorado rallied for its ninth straight victory. Rookie Matt Reynolds (1-0) picked up his first major-league win by working one scoreless inning and the Rockies stayed 21/2 games behind San Diego in the NL West race. Arizona Colorado

Arizona AB S.Drew ss 4 T.Abreu 3b 4 K.Johnson 2b 3 C.Young cf 4 Ad.LaRoche 1b 4 Montero c 4 1-J.Upton pr 0 Allen lf 1 a-Roberts ph-lf 1 c-Reynolds ph 0 G.Parra rf 4 R.Lopez p 2 Hampton p 0 Vasquez p 0 d-Church ph 1 Totals 32

000 010 000 – 1 8 0 000 000 20x – 2 8 0

R 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

H 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 8

BI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Avg. .270 .245 .275 .264 .266 .277 .275 .313 .195 .208 .252 .085 --.000 .194

Colorado AB R H BI Avg. E.Young 2b 3 0 2 0 .276 Barmes 2b 0 0 0 0 .234 Fowler cf 3 0 1 0 .252 Tulowitzki ss 4 0 0 0 .324 Giambi 1b 3 0 0 0 .255 Helton 1b 0 0 0 0 .250 S.Smith rf 3 0 1 0 .258 C.Gonzalez lf 0 0 0 0 .335 Mora 3b 4 1 2 0 .279 Spilborghs lf-rf 3 1 1 0 .280 Olivo c 3 0 1 1 .280 Jimenez p 2 0 0 0 .116 Mat.Reynolds p 0 0 0 0 --b-J.Herrera ph 0 0 0 1 .282 R.Betancourt p 0 0 0 0 --Street p 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 28 2 8 2 a-singled for Allen in the 7th. b-hit a sacrifice fly for Mat.Reynolds in the 7th. c-walked for R.Roberts in the 9th. d-struck out for Vasquez in the 9th.1-ran for Montero in the 9th. LOB: Arizona 8, Colorado 7. 2B: S.Drew (30), T.Abreu (9), S.Smith (18), Spilborghs (19). RBIs: S.Drew (52), Olivo (56), J.Herrera (20). SB: J.Upton (16). CS: K.Johnson (7). S: K.Johnson, R.Lopez, Fowler. SF: J.Herrera. RLSP: Arizona 6 (S.Drew 2, Ad.LaRoche, T.Abreu 2, Church); Colorado 3 (Spilborghs, Giambi, Mora). RA: R.Lopez. GIDP: Fowler, Tulowitzki. DP: Arizona 2 (S.Drew, K.Johnson, Ad.LaRoche), (S.Drew, K.Johnson, Ad.LaRoche). Arizona walks (2): Allen, Reynolds. Colorado walks (3): Young, Helton, Smith. Arizona strikeouts (13): Drew 2, Abreu 2, Johnson, Young 2, LaRoche 2, Montero, Parra 2, Church. Colorado strikeouts (5): Tulowitzki, Giambi, Mora, Olivo, Jimenez. Arizona IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA R.Lopez (L 5-14) 61/3 7 2 2 1 4 80 5.13 2 Hampton /3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.00 Vasquez 1 1 0 0 2 1 24 4.21 Colorado IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Jimenez 6 6 1 1 1 8 113 2.75 Mat.Reynolds (W 1-0) 1 1 0 0 0 1 14 2.53 1 0 0 0 0 2 14 3.91 R.Betancourt (H 20) Street (S 18-22) 1 1 0 0 1 2 18 3.66 IR-S: Hampton 2-1. WP: Jimenez. Umpires: Home, Brian Knight; First, Gerry Davis; Second, Sam Holbrook; Third, Greg Gibson. T: 2:49. A: 48,023 (50,449).

NL Wild-Card Race W

x-Atlanta 82 x-PHILLIES 82 San Fran. 80 Colorado 78 St. Louis 73 x – Tied for NL East lead.



61 61 63 64 67

– – 2 31/2 71/2

Cubs 1, Brewers 0 Chicago Milwaukee

000 000 100 – 1 4 0 000 000 000 – 0 3 0

Chicago AB R H BI Avg. Milwaukee AB R H BI Avg. Je.Baker 3b 4 0 2 0 .266 Weeks 2b 4 0 0 0 .265 S.Castro ss 4 0 0 0 .313 Hart rf 3 0 0 0 .278 Byrd cf 4 0 1 0 .301 Braun lf 4 0 0 0 .301 Soto c 4 0 0 0 .277 Fielder 1b 4 0 0 0 .274 Nady 1b 3 1 1 1 .253 McGehee 3b 3 0 1 0 .284 Fukudome rf 3 0 0 0 .273 L.Cain cf 3 0 0 0 .258 A.Soriano lf 2 0 0 0 .257 A.Escobar ss 4 0 1 0 .247 Fuld lf 0 0 0 0 .000 Kottaras c 3 0 0 0 .201 DeWitt 2b 3 0 0 0 .266 Ra.Wolf p 2 0 1 0 .234 Dempster p 2 0 0 0 .151 b-Inglett ph 0 0 0 0 .260 a-Colvin ph 1 0 0 0 .254 1-C.Gomez pr 0 0 0 0 .227 Cashner p 0 0 0 0 .000 Jeffress p 0 0 0 0 --Marshall p 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 30 0 3 0 Marmol p 0 0 0 0 --Totals 30 1 4 1 a-flied out for Dempster in the 8th. b-was hit by a pitch for Ra.Wolf in the 8th.1-ran for Inglett in the 8th. LOB: Chicago 3, Milwaukee 7. 2B: Je.Baker (11). HR: Nady (6), off Ra.Wolf. RBIs: Nady (30). SB: C.Gomez (12). RLSP: Chicago 1 (Byrd); Milwaukee 2 (Kottaras, Fielder). GIDP: S.Castro. DP: Milwaukee 1 (A.Escobar, Weeks, Fielder). Chicago walks (1): A.Soriano. Milwaukee walks (3): Hart, McGehee, L.Cain. Chicago strikeouts (6): Byrd, Soto, A.Soriano 2, DeWitt, Dempster. Milwaukee strikeouts (12): Weeks 2, Hart 2, Braun 2, Fielder 3, McGehee, L.Cain, A.Escobar. Chicago IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Dempster (W 13-10) 7 3 0 0 2 8 105 3.62 2/3 0 0 0 1 2 16 5.73 Cashner (H 12) 1/3 Marshall (H 19) 0 0 0 0 1 4 2.86 Marmol (S 30-35) 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 2.93 Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Ra.Wolf (L 11-11) 8 4 1 1 1 6 113 4.53 Jeffress 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 6.00 IR-S: Marshall 2-0. HBP: by Cashner (Inglett). Umpires: Home, Lance Barksdale; First, Ed Rapuano; Second, Tom Hallion; Third, Ron Kulpa. T: 2:25. A: 41,463 (41,900).

St. Louis Atlanta

000 002 010 000 – 3 7 0 100 010 100 003 – 6 11 2

CINCINNATI — Joey Votto led off the bottom of the 10th with his 33d homer, sending Cincinnati past Pittsburgh and extending the Reds’ NL Central lead to seven games. Votto hit the fourth pitch from Justin Thomas (0-1) into the seats in left, touching off chants of “MVP” with his first career game-ending homer. Francisco Cordero (6-4) pitched a perfect 10th for the win. Edinson Volquez dominated for seven innings, allowing one hit and fanning 10. Pittsburgh Cincinnati

000 000 040 0 – 4 5 1 010 000 201 1 – 5 10 0

Pittsburgh AB R H BI Avg. Cincinnati AB R H BI Avg. A.McCutchen cf 3 1 0 0 .276 B.Phillips 2b 4 0 0 0 .281 Tabata lf 4 1 2 1 .310 O.Cabrera ss 5 0 1 0 .263 N.Walker 2b 4 0 1 2 .308 Votto 1b 3 1 1 1 .320 G.Jones 1b 3 0 0 0 .244 Rolen 3b 4 2 2 0 .294 Alvarez 3b 4 0 0 0 .237 Gomes lf 4 1 2 0 .262 Doumit rf-c 4 0 0 0 .255 R.Hernandez c 2 0 1 1 .305 Cedeno ss 4 1 1 0 .245 1-Valaika pr 0 0 0 0 .333 C.Snyder c 2 0 0 0 .212 F.Cordero p 0 0 0 0 .000 b-Bowker ph-rf 2 1 1 1 .189 Stubbs cf 3 1 2 1 .247 Morton p 2 0 0 0 .000 Cairo rf 2 0 0 1 .289 Resop p 0 0 0 0 --- Heisey rf 1 0 1 1 .253 c-Young ph 1 0 0 0 .242 Volquez p 2 0 0 0 .100 Meek p 0 0 0 0 1.00 a-Alonso ph 1 0 0 0 .250 Hanrahan p 0 0 0 0 --- Masset p 0 0 0 0 --e-Moss ph 1 0 0 0 .250 Chapman p 0 0 0 0 --J.Thomas p 0 0 0 0 .000 d-Hanigan ph-c 1 0 0 0 .278 Totals 34 4 5 4 Totals 32 5 10 5 No outs when winning run scored.a-lined out for Volquez in the 7th. b-doubled for C.Snyder in the 8th. c-grounded out for Resop in the 8th. d-flied out for Chapman in the 9th. e-grounded out for Hanrahan in the 10th.1-ran for R.Hernandez in the 9th. E: Alvarez (13). LOB: Pittsburgh 2, Cincinnati 7. 2B: Bowker (4), Rolen 2 (33), Stubbs (18), Heisey (9). HR: Votto (33), off J.Thomas. RBIs: Tabata (27), N.Walker 2 (53), Bowker (9), Votto (101), R.Hernandez (45), Stubbs (65), Cairo (26), Heisey (16). SB: A.McCutchen (31), Tabata (17). CS: N.Walker (3). SF: R.Hernandez, Stubbs, Cairo. RLSP: Pittsburgh 1 (Alvarez); Cincinnati 4 (Cairo, Volquez, Gomes, O.Cabrera). RA: N.Walker, Delw.Young, Cairo. GIDP: Gomes, Cairo. DP: Pittsburgh 2 (Alvarez, N.Walker, G.Jones), (Cedeno, N.Walker, G.Jones). Pittsburgh walks (2): A.McCutchen, G.Jones. Cincinnati walks (3): B.Phillips, Votto 2. Pittsburgh strikeouts (13): A.McCutchen, Tabata, N.Walker, G.Jones, Alvarez 2, Doumit 3, Cedeno, C.Snyder 2, Morton. Cincinnati strikeouts (4): Votto, Rolen, Gomes, Volquez. Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Morton 61/3 6 3 3 1 2 69 9.05 2/3 Resop 0 0 0 0 0 7 4.08 Meek (H 14) 1 1 0 0 1 2 24 1.99 1 2 1 1 1 0 17 3.65 Hanrahan (BS 4-8) J.Thomas (L 0-1) 0 1 1 1 0 0 4 6.94 Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Volquez 7 1 0 0 1 10 98 5.14 2 /3 3 4 4 1 1 23 3.73 Masset (H 18) Chapman (BS 1-1) 11/3 1 0 0 0 2 16 0.00 F.Cordero (W 6-4) 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 3.68 J.Thomas pitched to 1 batter in the 10th. IR-S: Resop 2-1, Chapman 2-2. HBP: by Morton (R.Hernandez). Umpires: Home, Tim Tschida; First, Bob Davidson; Second, Scott Barry; Third, Tim Timmons. T: 3:01. A: 36,101 (42,319).

Marlins 4, Nationals 1 Florida Washington Florida AB Bonifacio 3b 5 Morrison lf 5 H.Ramirez ss 4 Uggla 2b 3 Tracy 1b 4 Stanton rf 4 Maybin cf 3 B.Davis c 4 Ani.Sanchez p 3 Veras p 0 c-Cousins ph 1 Hensley p 0 Totals 36

000 020 011 – 4 8 1 000 000 010 – 1 5 2 R 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4

H 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8

BI 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

Avg. .306 .311 .301 .281 .250 .244 .237 .255 .118 --.375 .000

Washington AB R H BI Avg. Espinosa 2b 3 0 0 0 .310 Desmond ss 4 0 0 0 .282 Zimmerman 3b 4 0 2 0 .300 A.Dunn 1b 4 0 0 0 .266 Bernadina lf 4 0 0 0 .259 Morse rf 3 0 1 0 .297 Morgan cf 3 1 1 0 .257 W.Ramos c 3 0 1 1 .250 1-Maxwell pr 0 0 0 0 .133 Batista p 0 0 0 0 .125 Clippard p 0 0 0 0 .500 Marquis p 1 0 0 0 .111 a-Gonzalez ph 1 0 0 0 .282 Stammen p 0 0 0 0 .237 Balester p 0 0 0 0 --b-W.Harris ph 1 0 0 0 .190 Nieves c 0 0 0 0 .208 Totals 31 1 5 1 a-popped out for Marquis in the 6th. b-grounded out for Balester in the 8th. c-grounded out for Veras in the 9th.1-ran for W.Ramos in the 8th. E: Ani.Sanchez (4), A.Dunn 2 (10). LOB: Florida 7, Washington 4. 2B: Bonifacio (6), Morse (10), W.Ramos (2). 3B: Maybin (3). RBIs: Bonifacio 2 (8), Morrison (14), W.Ramos (3). SB: Bonifacio (8), B.Davis (1). RLSP: Florida 5 (Morrison 3, Stanton 2); Washington 3 (Morgan, W.Harris, Bernadina). RA: Uggla, Cousins. GIDP: A.Dunn. DP: Florida 1 (Uggla, H.Ramirez, Tracy); Washington 1 (Zimmerman, A.Dunn, A.Dunn, Desmond). Florida walks (2): Uggla, Maybin. Washington walks (1): Espinosa. Florida strikeouts (14): Bonifacio, Morrison, H.Ramirez 2, Uggla, Stanton 3, Maybin 2, B.Davis 2, Ani.Sanchez 2. Washington strikeouts (5): Espinosa, A.Dunn 2, Bernadina, Morse. Florida IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Ani.Sanchez (W 12-9) 72/3 4 1 1 0 4 100 3.35 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 4 2.95 Veras (H 15) Hensley (S 2-5) 1 1 0 0 1 1 21 2.45 Washington IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Marquis (L 2-8) 6 5 2 2 1 8 99 6.60 Stammen 1 2 1 1 0 2 22 5.39 Balester 1 0 0 0 1 2 21 3.09 1/3 1 1 0 0 0 9 4.00 Batista 2 Clippard /3 0 0 0 0 2 9 2.98 Stammen pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. IR-S: Veras 1-0, Balester 1-0, Clippard 1-0. WP: Balester 2. PB: W.Ramos. Umpires: Home, Laz Diaz; First, Wally Bell; Second, John Hirschbeck; Third, James Hoye. T: 2:52. A: 17,941 (41,546).

Sunday, September 12, 2010





AmericanLeague EAST New York Tampa Bay Boston Toronto Baltimore

W 87 86 78 72 55

L 54 55 64 70 87

Pct GB .617 – .610 1 .549 91/2 .507 151/2 .387 321/2

Streak L-1 W-2 L-2 L-4 W-2

Home 49-25 43-26 42-30 38-33 30-41

Away Last 10 38-29 6-4 43-29 5-5 36-34 4-6 34-37 3-7 25-46 6-4

CENTRAL Minnesota Chicago Detroit Cleveland Kansas City

W 83 78 71 58 58

L 58 64 72 83 83

Pct .589 .549 .497 .411 .411

GB – 51/2 13 25 25

Streak L-1 L-1 L-2 W-1 W-1

Home 48-23 39-28 46-28 30-39 31-37

Away Last 10 35-35 8-2 39-36 6-4 25-44 6-4 28-44 5-5 27-46 3-7

WEST Texas Oakland Los Angeles Seattle

W 78 71 69 55

L 63 70 73 87

Pct GB .553 – .504 7 .486 91/2 .387 231/2

Streak W-3 W-3 W-3 L-3

Home 44-26 44-29 37-34 33-38

Away Last 10 34-37 4-6 27-41 6-4 32-39 5-5 22-49 3-7

SATURDAY'S RESULTS Tampa Bay 13, Toronto 1 Baltimore 5, Detroit 3 Kansas City 8, Chicago 2 Minnesota at Cleveland New York at Texas Oakland 4, Boston 3 Los Angeles 7, Seattle 4 FRIDAY'S RESULTS Baltimore 6, Detroit 3 Cleveland 2, Minnesota 0 Tampa Bay 9, Toronto 8 Texas 6, New York 5, 13 innings Chicago 4, Kansas City 3 Oakland 5, Boston 0 Los Angeles 4, Seattle 3, 14 innings

Team & Individual Stats Through Friday

Team Batting Minnesota Texas Kansas City Detroit New York Chicago Boston Baltimore Oakland Los Angeles Tampa Bay Toronto Cleveland Seattle

AB 4838 4890 4841 4930 4822 4772 4911 4828 4687 4771 4704 4801 4774 4711

R 685 683 569 646 756 663 710 532 569 603 707 661 559 455

H 1341 1350 1319 1333 1297 1282 1313 1242 1198 1204 1179 1196 1177 1107

HR 123 142 96 129 174 158 187 122 89 138 140 222 110 89

RBI Avg. 656 .277 644 .276 539 .272 615 .270 724 .269 630 .269 683 .267 503 .257 532 .256 578 .252 679 .251 643 .249 524 .247 429 .235

Individual Batting

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Boston’s Victor Martinez greets Marco Scutaro after Scutaro’s home run off Oakland Athletics starter Brett Anderson in the third.

Rays 13, Blue Jays 1 TORONTO — Brad Hawpe hit a grand slam and Wade Davis won his seventh straight as Tampa Bay routed Toronto. “Of course you’re going to look at the offensive outburst, but Wade Davis really pitched well today. He permitted that to happen,” Rays manager Joe Maddon said. Davis (12-9) improved to 3-0 with a 3.24 ERA in his last four starts. Hawpe’s homer was his second with the Rays, who signed him to a minorleague contract on Aug. 27. Tampa Bay Toronto

000 612 040 – 13 10 0 000 100 000 – 1 7 0

Tampa Bay AB R H BI Avg. Toronto AB R H BI Avg. B.Upton cf 3 1 0 0 .238 F.Lewis rf 3 0 0 0 .260 a-Jnnings ph-cf 2 1 1 0 .143 Y.Escobar ss 4 0 3 0 .296 Bartlett ss 4 2 1 1 .253 McDonald ss 0 0 0 0 .248 Wheeler p 0 0 0 0 --- J.Bautista 3b 3 0 0 0 .264 Ekstrom p 0 0 0 0 --- J.Hoffpauir 3b 0 0 0 0 .200 Crawford lf 3 1 1 2 .305 V.Wells cf 3 0 1 0 .270 b-Joyce ph-lf 1 0 0 1 .236 e-Wise ph-cf 1 0 0 0 .268 Longoria 3b 4 0 1 0 .294 Overbay 1b 4 1 1 1 .249 c-Aybar ph-3b 0 0 0 0 .234 A.Hill 2b 3 0 1 0 .214 Zobrist rf-1b 4 2 2 2 .249 f-McCoy ph-2b 1 0 0 0 .188 C.Pena 1b 3 1 1 1 .202 Lind dh 3 0 0 0 .228 d-Brignac ph-ss1 0 0 0 .260 J.Molina c 3 0 0 0 .252 S.Rodriguez 2b 4 1 0 0 .256 Arencibia c 1 0 0 0 .208 Hawpe dh-rf 5 2 2 4 .235 Snider lf 4 0 1 0 .244 Shoppach c 3 2 1 2 .187 Totals 33 1 7 1 Totals 37 13 10 13 a-doubled for B.Upton in the 8th. b-grounded out for Crawford in the 8th. c-walked for Longoria in the 8th. d-struck out for C.Pena in the 8th. e-grounded out for V.Wells in the 8th. f-lined out for A.Hill in the 8th. LOB: TB 6, Tor 8. 2B: Jennings (1), Zobrist 2 (21), C.Pena (16), Y.Escobar (7). 3B: Bartlett (3), Crawford (12). HR: Hawpe (2), off R.Romero; Shoppach (4), off R.Lewis; Overbay (19), off W.Davis. RBIs: Bartlett (47), Crawford 2 (78), Joyce (34), Zobrist 2 (67), C.Pena (79), Hawpe 4 (6), Shoppach 2 (14), Overbay (61). RLSP: TB 3 (S.Rodriguez 2, Longoria); Tor 5 (Snider, V.Wells, Overbay 2, J.Bautista). RA: Bartlett, Joyce. GIDP: F.Lewis. DP: TB 1 (C.Pena, Bartlett, W.Davis). TB walks (7): B.Upton, Bartlett, W.Aybar, Zobrist, C.Pena, S.Rodriguez, Shoppach. Tor walks (3): F.Lewis, J.Bautista, Lind. TB strikeouts (13): B.Upton 2, Bartlett, Crawford, Longoria, C.Pena 2, Brignac, S.Rodriguez 2, Hawpe, Shoppach 2. Tor strikeouts (6): F.Lewis, J.Bautista, Overbay, Lind, J.Molina, Snider. Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA W.Davis (W 12-9) 7 7 1 1 3 6 108 4.24 Wheeler 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 3.32 Ekstrom 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 4.38 Toronto IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA R.Romero (L 12-9) 4 3 6 6 3 7 86 3.72 Mills 3 3 3 3 2 3 60 5.89 1/3 4 4 4 1 0 27 6.75 R.Lewis Purcey 12/3 0 0 0 1 3 25 3.30 IR-S: Purcey 1-0. HBP: by R.Romero (Crawford, Shoppach). WP: R.Romero, Purcey. PB: Shoppach, J.Molina. Umpires: Home, Eric Cooper; First, Mike Reilly; Second, Bill Miller; Third, Chad Fairchild. T: 3:00. A: 17,632 (49,539).

Royals 8, White Sox 2

CHICAGO — Kyle Davies pitched six solid innings and Gregor Blanco and Kila Ka’aihue had three hits apiece as Kansas City topped Chicago. Blanco and Ka’aihue each scored two runs as the Royals roughed up Edwin Jackson (3-1) on their way to 18 hits. The Royals snapped a four-game losing streak. Davies (8-9) allowed one run and five hits, winning consecutive starts for the first time this season. Paul Konerko hit his 34th homer for the White Sox, who have lost four of five.

Kansas City Chicago

Kansas City AB G.Blanco cf 5 Maier rf 6 B.Butler dh 6 Ka'aihue 1b 4 Betemit 3b 4 Gordon lf 4 B.Pena c 5 Getz 2b 5 Y.Betancourt ss 4 Totals 43

121 011 020 – 8 18 1 000 100 010 – 2 8 0

R H 2 3 0 3 1 1 2 3 1 3 1 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 8 18

BI 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 8

Avg. .250 .259 .309 .211 .305 .242 .252 .234 .260

Chicago AB R H BI Avg. Pierre lf 5 0 0 0 .273 Vizquel 3b 3 0 0 0 .287 b-Viciedo ph 1 0 0 0 .265 Rios cf 4 0 1 0 .289 Konerko 1b 3 2 2 1 .318 Ramirez dh 4 0 1 0 .258 Pierzynski c 4 0 2 0 .270 Flowers c 0 0 0 0 .000 Kotsay rf 4 0 0 0 .236 Al.Ramirez ss 4 0 1 1 .278 Beckham 2b 3 0 1 0 .253 a-De Aza ph 1 0 0 0 .000 Totals 36 2 8 2 a-grounded out for Beckham in the 9th. b-struck out for Vizquel in the 9th. E: Y.Betancourt (16). LOB: Kansas City 13, Chicago 9. 2B: G.Blanco (5), Betemit (18), Gordon (8), B.Pena (8), Konerko (29). 3B: G.Blanco (2). HR: Konerko (34), off Meche. RBIs: G.Blanco (8), Maier (37), Betemit (31), Gordon (17), B.Pena 2 (14), Getz (18), Y.Betancourt (70), Konerko (99), Al.Ramirez (60). SB: Getz (14), Rios (33). SF: Y.Betancourt. RLSP: Kansas City 7 (B.Butler, Getz, Y.Betancourt 3, B.Pena 2); Chicago 3 (Man.Ramirez, Beckham, Viciedo). RA: Betemit, B.Pena, De Aza. GIDP: B.Butler. DP: Chicago 1 (Vizquel, Beckham, Konerko). Kansas City walks (4): G.Blanco, Ka'aihue, Betemit, Gordon. Chicago walks (2): Vizquel, Konerko. Kansas City strikeouts (7): G.Blanco 2, Gordon 2, B.Pena, Y.Betancourt 2. Chicago strikeouts (8): Pierre 2, Viciedo, Rios, Man.Ramirez 2, Kotsay, Beckham. Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Davies (W 8-9) 6 5 1 1 2 5 102 4.95 Meche 2 3 1 1 0 2 32 6.20 Soria 1 0 0 0 0 1 22 1.68 Chicago IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA E.Jackson (L 3-1) 5 13 6 6 1 3 94 2.94 3 3 55 5.47 T.Pena 21/3 4 2 2 2/3 Linebrink 0 0 0 0 0 8 4.44 G.Infante 1 1 0 0 0 1 10 0.00 E.Jackson pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. IR-S: T.Pena 1-0, Linebrink 3-1. WP: E.Jackson, T.Pena. Umpires: Home, Dan Bellino; First, Rob Drake; Second, Joe West; Third, Angel Hernandez. T: 3:07. A: 26,389 (40,615).

Angels 7, Mariners 4

AL Wild-Card Race Tampa Bay Boston Chicago




86 78 78

55 63 64

– 8 81/2

Seattle Los Angeles

Orioles 5, Tigers 3 Baltimore Detroit

000 004 001 – 5 16 0 000 000 030 – 3 9 0

Baltimore AB R H BI Avg. Detroit AB R H BI Avg. B.Roberts 2b 5 0 3 0 .287 A.Jackson cf 5 0 1 0 .305 Wigginton 1b 3 0 0 1 .249 Raburn rf 4 0 2 0 .271 Markakis rf 5 0 1 0 .288 Damon dh 4 1 0 0 .271 Scott dh 5 0 1 0 .283 Mi.Cabrera 1b 4 1 2 0 .336 Wieters c 5 1 2 0 .257 Kelly lf 4 1 1 1 .249 Ad.Jones cf 4 1 4 0 .283 Jh.Peralta ss 4 0 2 2 .256 Pie lf 5 1 3 2 .278 Inge 3b 4 0 0 0 .252 J.Bell 3b 5 1 1 0 .217 Avila c 3 0 1 0 .215 C.Izturis ss 4 1 1 2 .234 Santiago 2b 4 0 0 0 .261 Totals 41 5 16 5 Totals 36 3 9 3 LOB: Baltimore 12, Detroit 7. 2B: Wieters (20), Ad.Jones (21), Pie (14), Raburn (21), Jh.Peralta (29). 3B: C.Izturis (1). RBIs: Wigginton (67), Pie 2 (22), C.Izturis 2 (27), Kelly (22), Jh.Peralta 2 (71). SF: Wigginton. RLSP: Baltimore 5 (Wieters 2, C.Izturis 2, J.Bell); Detroit 4 (Mi.Cabrera, Santiago, Kelly, Inge). RA: Damon. GIDP: Pie. DP: Detroit 1 (Jh.Peralta, Santiago, Mi.Cabrera). Baltimore walks (2): Wigginton, Ad.Jones. Detroit walks (1): Avila. Baltimore strikeouts (5): Wigginton, Markakis, Wieters, J.Bell, C.Izturis. Detroit strikeouts (7): A.Jackson 3, Raburn, Kelly, Inge, Santiago. Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Guthrie (W 10-13) 7 5 0 0 1 4 108 3.74 Albers 1 4 3 3 0 1 20 4.43 1 0 0 0 0 2 17 2.55 Uehara (S 9-10) Detroit IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Scherzer (L 10-10) 6 12 4 4 1 5 96 3.60 2 B.Thomas 2 /3 4 1 1 1 0 41 4.30 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 2 4.01 Perry IR-S: Perry 2-0. IBB: off B.Thomas (Ad.Jones). WP: Scherzer. Umpires: Home, Marvin Hudson; First, Derryl Cousins; Second, Mike Estabrook; Third, Jim Joyce. T: 2:42. A: 28,139 (41,255).

Athletics 4, Red Sox 3 OAKLAND, Calif. — Rajai Davis hit a tiebreaking RBI triple in the seventh inning and Andrew Bailey struck out David Ortiz with the tying run on second to end the game, preserving Oakland’s victory over Boston. Adrian Beltre doubled in Victor Martinez with two out in the ninth to get Boston within one, but pinch-hitter Ortiz looked at a called third strike, giving Bailey his 23d save in 26 opportunities this season. Oakland scored three times in the seventh and once in the eighth, erasing a 2-0 deficit and clinching its first seasonseries win over the Red Sox since 2006. Mark Ellis hit a tying RBI single before coming around on Davis’ hit. Marco Scutaro homered in the third, his eleventh of the season. Boston Oakland Boston AB Scutaro 2b 5 D.McDonald rf 4 b-Nava ph 1 V.Martinez 1b 4 A.Beltre 3b 3 1-Patterson pr 0 Lowell dh 4 c-D.Ortiz ph 1 Lowrie ss 4 Sltlamacchia c 4 Hall lf 4 Kalish cf 4 Totals 38

001 001 001 – 3 10 1 000 000 31x – 4 7 0 R H 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 10

BI 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3

Avg. .274 .278 .248 .295 .324 .227 .226 .258 .255 .200 .238 .248

Oakland AB Crisp cf 3 Barton 1b 3 K.Suzuki c 3 Cust dh 4 M.Ellis 2b 3 Hermida rf 3 a-Carson ph-rf 1 R.Davis lf 3 Larish 3b 3 Tolleson 3b 0 Pennington ss 3 Totals 29

R 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

H 0 1 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 7

BI 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4

Avg. .276 .280 .246 .277 .272 .201 .158 .271 .179 .324 .249

a-grounded into a fielder's choice for Hermida in the 8th. b-struck out for D.McDonald in the 9th.1-ran for A.Beltre in the 9th. E: Hall (11). LOB: Boston 11, Oakland 5. 2B: D.McDonald (15), V.Martinez (30), A.Beltre (40), Lowrie (9), Kalish (7), Barton (31), Hermida (9). 3B: R.Davis (3). HR: Scutaro (11), off Bre.Anderson. RBIs: Scutaro (53), A.Beltre (96), Kalish (16), Cust 2 (42), M.Ellis (36), R.Davis (45). SB: Crisp (28), Barton (7). RLSP: Boston 7 (Lowrie 3, A.Beltre, Scutaro 2, D.Ortiz); Oakland 4 (R.Davis, Larish, Carson 2). RA: Scutaro. GIDP: Hermida. DP: Boston 1 (Lowrie, V.Martinez). Boston walks (3): V.Martinez, A.Beltre 2. Oakland walks (4): Crisp, Barton, K.Suzuki, M.Ellis. Boston strikeouts (9): Scutaro, Nava, Lowell 2, D.Ortiz, Saltalamacchia, Hall 2, Kalish. Oakland strikeouts (7): K.Suzuki 2, Cust 2, Hermida, R.Davis, Pennington. Boston IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Lackey (L 12-10) 7 6 3 3 0 6 111 4.45 2/3 1 1 1 4 1 32 1.89 D.Bard 1/3 Okajima 0 0 0 0 0 3 5.11 Oakland IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Bre.Anderson (W 5-6) 7 8 2 2 3 5 109 2.94 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 3.36 Breslow (H 14) A.Bailey (S 23-26) 1 2 1 1 0 3 26 1.53 IR-S: Okajima 3-0. IBB: off D.Bard (K.Suzuki), off Bre.Anderson (A.Beltre). Umpires: Home, Mike Winters; First, Hunter Wendelstedt; Second, Brian Runge; Third, Jerry Layne. T: 2:42. A: 22,932 (35,067).

000 000 031 – 4 8 2 010 130 20x – 7 7 0

Seattle AB R H BI Avg. Los Angeles AB R H BI Avg. I.Suzuki rf 5 1 1 3 .312 Callaspo 3b 4 2 1 0 .279 Figgins 2b 4 0 2 0 .249 B.Abreu lf 3 1 0 1 .249 Branyan dh 4 0 2 0 .240 Willits lf 0 0 0 0 .277 F.Gutierrez cf 4 0 0 0 .249 Tor.Hunter rf 4 0 2 4 .292 Jo.Lopez 3b 4 0 0 0 .236 H.Matsui dh 1 1 1 1 .268 Kotchman 1b 4 0 0 0 .227 a-Conger ph-dh1 0 0 0 .000 A.Moore c 4 1 1 0 .183 Napoli 1b 3 0 0 0 .244 Saunders lf 2 1 0 0 .212 b-Trmbo ph-1b 1 0 0 0 .000 Jo.Wilson ss 4 1 2 1 .247 E.Aybar ss 4 1 0 0 .257 Totals 35 4 8 4 H.Kendrick 2b 4 0 1 1 .272 J.Mathis c 4 1 0 0 .191 Bourjos cf 3 1 2 0 .200 Totals 32 7 7 7 b-struck out for Napoli in the 7th. E: Jo.Wilson (18), Jo.Lopez (18). LOB: Seattle 6, Los Angeles 4. 2B: Jo.Wilson (13), Tor.Hunter (34). 3B: Figgins (2). HR: I.Suzuki (6), off E.Santana; H.Matsui (19), off F.Hernandez. RBIs: I.Suzuki 3 (39), Jo.Wilson (21), B.Abreu (72), Tor.Hunter 4 (78), H.Matsui (75), H.Kendrick (67). SB: E.Aybar (20), Bourjos (5). RLSP: Seattle 3 (F.Gutierrez, Branyan, I.Suzuki); Los Angeles 3 (J.Mathis, Napoli, Trumbo). RA: B.Abreu. DP: Seattle 1 (M.Saunders, Figgins). Seattle walks (2): M.Saunders 2. Los Angeles walks (3): B.Abreu, H.Matsui 2. Seattle strikeouts (7): I.Suzuki 2, F.Gutierrez, Jo.Lopez, Kotchman, A.Moore, M.Saunders. Los Angeles strikeouts (7): B.Abreu, Tor.Hunter, Conger, Napoli 2, Trumbo, J.Mathis. Seattle IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA F.Hernandez (L 11-11) 61/3 6 7 4 3 5 114 2.39 0 2 15 4.44 J.Wright 12/3 1 0 0 Los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA E.Santana (W 16-9) 71/3 5 3 3 1 5 113 4.00 2/3 1 0 0 0 0 15 4.36 F.Rodriguez 2/3 Jepsen 2 1 1 1 2 24 4.65 1 (S 9-14) / 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 4.27 Rodney IR-S: J.Wright 2-2, Rodney 2-0. WP: E.Santana. Umpires: Home, Mark Carlson; First, Jeff Kellogg; Second, Larry Vanover; Third, Jeff Nelson. T: 2:44. A: 39,123 (45,285).

Hamilton Te MiCabrera Det ABeltre Bos Mauer Min Cano NYY Konerko CWS ISuzuki Sea Butler KC Podsednik KC AJackson Det Crawford TB Guerrero Te DelmYoung Min Longoria TB VMartinez Bos Rios CWS Swisher NYY TorHunter LAA Choo Cle MYoung Te Markakis Bal Scott Bal Gardner NYY Barton Oak Callaspo LAA OHudson Min AlRamirez CWS AdJones Bal Pierre CWS Scutaro Bos Andrus Te Damon Det HKendrick LAA Cuddyer Min ARodriguez NYY RDavis Oak VWells Tor Span Min Pierzynski CWS JBautista Tor HMatsui LAA YBetancourt KC Boesch Det FLewis Tor Teixeira NYY Jeter NYY EAybar LAA DOrtiz Bos Kubel Min Kouzmanoff Oak Kendall KC JGuillen KC JhPeralta Det Inge Det Beckham CWS Bartlett TB JDrew Bos FGutierrez Sea Pennington Oak

AB 507 493 524 470 542 490 588 509 390 540 518 523 493 530 416 518 500 486 480 575 543 395 426 483 512 426 510 501 567 567 517 476 540 534 445 443 516 559 419 493 432 476 423 416 524 584 505 452 455 507 434 396 480 441 431 407 429 499 439

R 94 98 74 81 93 80 61 61 46 93 99 79 67 89 52 85 86 70 66 90 65 63 85 67 56 71 74 63 79 80 77 74 59 82 60 55 71 74 38 95 49 55 44 69 102 96 65 76 60 56 39 46 53 37 56 62 62 52 57

H 183 165 169 152 172 155 184 158 121 165 158 157 148 156 122 150 145 141 139 166 157 112 120 135 143 119 142 139 156 156 141 130 147 145 121 120 139 149 112 131 115 125 111 109 137 152 131 117 117 130 111 101 122 112 109 103 108 125 110

HR 31 34 27 8 26 33 5 11 5 3 15 26 16 21 15 21 26 21 16 20 9 26 5 8 10 6 16 17 1 10 0 8 10 12 22 5 27 3 7 46 18 15 14 8 30 10 5 29 19 14 0 16 14 10 9 4 18 11 4

RBI Avg. 97 .361 113 .335 95 .323 70 .323 95 .317 98 .316 36 .313 64 .310 44 .310 32 .306 76 .305 102 .300 97 .300 98 .294 63 .293 82 .290 82 .290 74 .290 71 .290 78 .289 51 .289 64 .284 45 .282 49 .280 55 .279 34 .279 59 .278 58 .277 38 .275 52 .275 33 .273 46 .273 66 .272 71 .272 102 .272 44 .271 78 .269 49 .267 51 .267 110 .266 74 .266 69 .263 63 .262 36 .262 100 .261 60 .260 27 .259 88 .259 84 .257 69 .256 37 .256 62 .255 69 .254 61 .254 49 .253 46 .253 60 .252 54 .251 39 .251

BAbreu LAA Wigginton Bal Overbay Tor KSuzuki Oak Figgins Sea Zobrist TB Napoli LAA Granderson NYY BUpton TB JoLopez Sea Quentin CWS CIzturis Bal Lind Tor AHill Tor CPena TB

512 504 462 420 523 462 399 393 464 531 415 419 510 470 427

77 57 64 50 55 69 52 62 79 43 69 37 50 61 61

128 126 115 104 129 114 98 96 111 126 98 98 117 100 86

18 20 18 12 1 10 23 17 17 7 24 1 21 23 26

71 .250 66 .250 60 .249 61 .248 32 .247 65 .247 64 .246 48 .244 53 .239 50 .237 82 .236 25 .234 66 .229 59 .213 78 .201

Team Pitching Oakland Minnesota Seattle Tampa Bay New York Chicago Texas Toronto Boston Detroit Los Angeles Cleveland Baltimore Kansas City

ERA 3.53 3.84 3.85 3.86 3.88 3.95 3.99 4.19 4.21 4.26 4.26 4.35 4.75 5.04

H 1120 1287 1221 1165 1158 1258 1187 1209 1221 1257 1253 1294 1363 1360

ER 485 538 537 538 541 553 561 583 594 600 594 603 658 696

BB SO Sh 431 928 14 316 891 12 395 864 10 4171027 9 4561002 8 424 994 11 4851035 8 4721033 10 4941036 8 480 921 5 497 996 6 517 813 3 458 844 5 485 881 2

Sv 32 35 34 48 34 39 41 36 42 29 31 29 30 38

Individual Pitching FHernandez Sea CBuchholz Bos Cahill Oak Price TB JerWeaver LAA Sabathia NYY GGonzalez Oak Liriano Min CWilson Te Lester Bos ClLee Te Braden Oak Pavano Min Scherzer Det RRomero Tor Verlander Det Danks CWS Marcum Tor Garza TB JVargas Sea Fister Sea Carmona Cle CLewis Te Guthrie Bal Greinke KC Floyd CWS Buehrle CWS ESantana LAA Cecil Tor PHughes NYY Niemann TB Slowey Min Talbot Cle Lackey Bos Morrow Tor SBaker Min Matusz Bal FGarcia CWS Masterson Cle JShields TB Bonderman Det Vazquez NYY Davies KC Porcello Det AJBurnett NYY Bergesen Bal Millwood Bal

IP 219 153 173 179 197 209 180 172 180 182 184 161 205 169 187 191 186 170 181 169 145 187 177 183 196 182 187 186 155 156 151 141 147 183 146 160 157 144 166 181 152 149 156 143 164 143 172

H 178 129 126 149 163 187 149 161 140 149 177 150 199 150 168 168 162 157 163 160 154 182 159 172 190 190 209 188 148 149 140 154 157 205 136 176 163 163 185 211 159 141 172 160 179 171 209

BB 60 60 56 71 51 66 77 52 84 68 12 32 34 62 71 67 62 39 56 47 30 66 57 46 47 56 45 62 51 49 52 28 65 66 66 38 56 43 73 43 45 61 68 37 69 44 57

SO 209 104 98 163 211 170 153 182 150 196 161 97 111 157 155 179 144 145 134 105 84 106 173 99 159 147 87 144 111 129 111 102 81 128 178 132 121 83 126 168 107 118 106 73 126 70 114

W 11 15 16 17 11 19 14 13 14 16 10 9 16 10 12 15 13 12 14 9 5 12 10 9 8 10 12 15 12 16 10 11 9 12 10 12 8 11 6 13 8 10 7 9 10 6 3

L 10 7 6 6 11 6 8 7 6 8 8 11 11 9 8 8 10 7 8 9 11 14 12 13 12 12 10 9 7 7 6 6 11 9 7 9 12 6 12 12 9 9 9 11 13 10 15

ERA 2.30 2.53 2.61 2.87 3.06 3.14 3.16 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.37 3.47 3.47 3.51 3.51 3.53 3.54 3.55 3.68 3.72 3.84 3.86 3.86 3.89 3.90 3.91 3.99 4.02 4.12 4.26 4.28 4.39 4.40 4.48 4.49 4.60 4.71 4.88 4.88 4.98 5.03 5.09 5.09 5.10 5.15 5.29 5.30


Rangers 6, Yankees 5, New York Texas

004 001 000 000 0 – 5 13 0 010 201 010 000 1 – 6 9 0

New York AB R H BI Avg. Texas AB R H BI Avg. Jeter ss 7 0 1 0 .260 Andrus ss 6 0 0 0 .273 Swisher rf 3 1 0 0 .290 M.Young 3b 6 0 1 0 .289 1-Golson pr-rf 0 0 0 0 .375 Dav.Murphy lf 6 0 1 0 .284 c-Curtis ph-rf 2 0 0 0 .239 Guerrero dh 5 0 1 0 .300 Teixeira 1b 5 1 0 1 .261 2-German pr-dh1 0 0 0 .000 A.Rodriguez 3b 6 1 3 2 .272 N.Cruz rf 6 2 2 2 .313 Cano 2b 7 0 2 0 .317 Kinsler 2b 4 3 2 0 .294 Thames dh 6 1 3 1 .313 A.Blanco 2b 0 0 0 0 .285 3-ENunez pr-dh0 0 0 0 .286 Moreland 1b 2 1 1 0 .263 d-Posda ph-dh 1 0 0 0 .261 B.Molina c 2 0 0 0 .206 Kearns lf 3 0 1 0 .268 Borbon cf 5 0 1 4 .272 43 6 9 6 a-Grndrsn ph-cf3 0 0 0 .244 Totals Cervelli c 1 1 1 1 .255 b-Berkman ph 1 0 1 0 .276 Moeller c 2 0 1 0 .231 Gardner cf-lf 4 0 0 0 .282 Totals 51 5 13 5 No outs when winning run scored.a-flied out for Kearns in the 7th. b-singled for Cervelli in the 9th. c-struck out for Golson in the 10th.1-ran for Swisher in the 8th. 2-ran for Guerrero in the 10th. 3-ran for Thames in the 11th. LOB: New York 18, Texas 8. 2B: A.Rodriguez (28), Thames (7), Moeller (3), Borbon (11). HR: N.Cruz (18), off Chamberlain; N.Cruz (19), off Gaudin. RBIs: Teixeira (100), A.Rodriguez 2 (102), Thames (31), Cervelli (33), N.Cruz 2 (70), Borbon 4 (35). SB: German (1), Kinsler (12). S: Gardner, B.Molina 2. RLSP: New York 10 (Gardner 4, A.Rodriguez 2, Cano, Curtis, Moeller 2); Texas 7 (N.Cruz 2, Andrus 2, M.Young 2, Moreland). RA: Cano, Guerrero, Borbon 2. New York walks (9): Swisher, Teixeira 2, A.Rodriguez, Granderson, Cervelli 3, Gardner. Texas walks (4): Kinsler, Moreland 3. New York strikeouts (15): Jeter, Swisher, Curtis 2, Teixeira, A.Rodriguez 2, Cano, Thames 3, Kearns, Granderson, Gardner 2. Texas strikeouts (4): M.Young, N.Cruz, Kinsler, Moreland. New York IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Vazquez 5 6 4 4 2 1 88 5.09 Logan 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 2.34 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 3.68 D.Robertson (H 14) K.Wood (H 7) 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 3.58 Chamberlain (BS 4-6) 1 1 1 1 1 0 21 4.72 P.Hughes 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 4.26 Ma.Rivera 2 1 0 0 0 2 23 1.03 1 1 1 1 0 0 10 5.22 Gaudin (L 0-4) Texas IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA C.Wilson 3 6 4 4 3 5 75 3.25 Harrison 22/3 0 1 1 2 1 45 3.86 1/3 0 0 0 1 1 9 9.82 Strop 1/3 Ogando 1 0 0 0 0 5 1.38 Kirkman 1 0 0 0 2 1 23 0.82 1/3 Nippert 1 0 0 0 0 10 5.04 1 Rapada /3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.00 N.Feliz 1 1 0 0 0 2 21 3.10 0 3 15 2.04 O'Day 11/3 0 0 0 D.Oliver 12/3 2 0 0 0 2 29 2.54 Feldman (W 7-10) 1 2 0 0 1 0 29 5.47 Vazquez pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.Logan pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.Gaudin pitched to 1 batter in the 13th. IR-S: Logan 1-0, D.Robertson 2-1, Strop 3-1, Kirkman 1-0, Nippert 1-0, Rapada 2-0. IBB: off Kirkman (Cervelli).

American League Leaders Not including Saturday's games. RUNS: Teixeira, New York, 102; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 99; MiCabrera, Detroit, 98; Jeter, New York, 96; JBautista, Toronto, 95; Hamilton, Texas, 94; Cano, New York, 93; AJackson, Detroit, 93. RBIs: MiCabrera, Detroit, 113; JBautista, Toronto, 110; Guerrero, Texas, 102; ARodriguez, New York, 102; Teixeira, New York, 100; Konerko, Chicago, 98; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 98. HITS: ISuzuki, Seattle, 184; Hamilton, Texas, 183; Cano, New York, 172; ABeltre, Boston, 169; MYoung, Texas, 166; MiCabrera, Detroit, 165; AJackson, Detroit, 165. DOUBLES: MiCabrera, Detroit, 43; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 43; Markakis, Baltimore, 41; Mauer, Minnesota, 41; Hamilton, Texas, 40; VWells, Toronto, 40; DelmYoung, Minnesota, 40. TRIPLES: Crawford, Tampa Bay, 11; AJackson, Detroit, 10; Span, Minnesota, 9; Pennington, Oakland, 7; Granderson, New York, 6; Maier, Kansas City, 6; Podsednik, Kansas City, 6. HOME RUNS: JBautista, Toronto, 46; MiCabrera, Detroit, 34; Konerko, Chicago, 33; Hamilton, Texas, 31.

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Sunday’s Games

2010 Team 2009 Club/Time Odds Pitcher W- L ERA W- L vs.Opp Rays +140 Niemann (R) 10- 6 4.28 17- 8 1- 1 at Blue Jays/1:05 –150 Marcum (R) 12- 7 3.55 14-13 0- 2 Orioles +210 Tillman (R) 1- 4 7.42 2- 5 0- 0 at Tigers/1:05 –230 Verlander (R) 15- 8 3.53 18-11 0- 0 Twins –125 Slowey (R) 11- 6 4.39 15-10 2- 0 +115 Talbot (R) 9-11 4.40 12-13 1- 0 at Indians/1:05 Royals +175 O'Sllivan (R) 2- 5 5.83 5- 4 1- 0 at White Sox/2:05 –185 Garcia (R) 11- 6 4.88 16-10 1- 0 Yankees +155 Moseley (R) 4- 2 4.83 5- 2 0- 0 at Rangers/3:05 –165 Lee (L) 10- 8 3.37 12-12 1- 0 9- 9 3.72 11-16 1- 1 Mariners +170 Vargas, J (L) at Angels/3:35 –180 Haren (R) 9-12 4.23 10-20 0- 0 Red Sox +110 Beckett (R) 4- 4 5.91 9- 8 0- 0 at Athletics/4:05 –120 Braden (L) 9-11 3.47 11-14 0- 0 ODDS: Number with favorite (–) indicates amount needed to wager to win underdog (+) indicates amount won if $100 is wagered. TEAM W-L: Team’s record in games this pitcher starts. MONDAY’S GAMES Oakland at Kansas City, 3:10 Toronto at Baltimore, 7:05 New York at Tampa Bay, 7:10 Boston at Seattle, 10:10

Last 3 Starts W-L IP ERA 0- 3 10 20.70 1- 0 19 2.37 1- 1 151/3 6.46 1- 0 21 2.57 1- 1 14 3.86 2 1- 1 17 /3 5.60 0- 1 162/3 7.56 1- 1 13 2.77 2- 0 151/3 5.87 0- 2 151/3 9.98 0- 3 171/3 6.23 1- 0 20 1.35 1- 1 192/3 2.75 1- 2 19 3.32 $100; Number with

E8 C

Sunday, September 12, 2010



At Mets


Lefties Antonio Bastardo and J.C. Romero are struggling.

First Inning

Phillies: Shane Victorino flied out to center. Placido Polanco grounded out to the shortstop. Chase Utley struck out swinging. Mets: Jose Reyes grounded out to shortstop. Jesus Feliciano singled to right. Angel Pagan popped out to third. David Wright walked, Feliciano went to second. Ike Davis hit a ground-rule double to right, Feliciano scored, Wright went to third. Josh Thole flied out to left. METS 1, PHILLIES 0

Second Inning Phillies: Ryan Howard lined out to second. Jayson Werth was safe at first on a throwing error by first baseman Davis. Raul Ibanez singled to center, Werth went to second. Brian Schneider grounded into a double play, first to shortstop to pitcher, Ibanez was out at second. Mets: Lucas Duda grounded out to first. Luis Hernandez grounded out to second. Mike Pelfrey struck out swinging. METS 1, PHILLIES 0

Third Inning Phillies: Wilson Valdez lined out to right. Kyle Kendrick struck out looking. Victorino grounded out to second. Mets: Reyes homered to right. Feliciano walked. Pagan flied out to left. Wright popped into a double play, second to first, with Feliciano doubled off first. METS 2, PHILLIES 0

Fourth Inning Phillies: Polanco grounded out to third. Utley singled to shallow right. Howard flied out to left. Werth grounded into a fielder’s choice to shortstop, with Utley out at second. Mets: Davis singled to right. Thole lined out to left. Duda flied out to center. Hernandez lined out to left. METS 2, PHILLIES 0

Fifth Inning Phillies: Ibanez struck out swinging. Schneider singled to right. Valdez grounded into a double play, second to shortstop to first, with Schneider out at second. Mets: Pelfrey singled to shallow right. Reyes grounded into a fielder’s choice to second, with Pelfrey out at second. Reyes stole second. Feliciano grounded out to second, Reyes went to third. Pagan flied out to center. METS 2, PHILLIES 0

Sixth Inning

Phillies: Greg Dobbs, batting for Kendrick, struck out looking. Victorino fouled out to the catcher. Polanco grounded out to second. Mets: David Herndon pitching. Wright singled to shallow left. Antonio Bastardo relieved Herndon. Davis singled to right, Wright went to second. Thole struck out swinging. Joaquin Arias hit for Duda. Jose Contreras relieved Bastardo. Chris Carter, batting for Arias, walked, Wright went to third, Davis to second. Nick Evans ran for Carter. Hernandez flied out to right, Wright was thrown out at


PHILLIES 000 000 030 – 3 9 1 New York 101 000 20x – 4 11 1 PHILLIES AB R H BI Avg. New York AB R H BI Avg. Victorino cf 4 1 1 1 .262 Jos.Reyes ss 4 1 1 1 .286 Polanco 3b 4 1 1 0 .304 J.Feliciano rf 4 2 2 0 .273 Utley 2b 3 0 1 0 .273 Pagan cf 4 1 1 0 .289 Howard 1b 4 0 1 2 .282 D.Wright 3b 2 0 1 0 .290 Werth rf 4 0 0 0 .291 I.Davis 1b 4 0 4 3 .264 Ibanez lf 4 0 2 0 .266 Thole c 4 0 1 0 .303 Schneider c 3 0 1 0 .223 Duda lf 2 0 0 0 .036 f-MSweeney ph 1 0 1 0 .239 b-J.Arias ph 0 0 0 0 .182 2-Mayberry pr 0 0 0 0 .000 c-Carter ph 0 0 0 0 .264 W.Valdez ss 4 0 0 0 .240 1-N.Evans pr-lf 1 0 0 0 .200 Kendrick p 1 0 0 0 .089 LuHernandz 2b 3 0 0 0 .263 a-Dobbs ph 1 0 0 0 .189 Pelfrey p 3 0 1 0 .111 Herndon p 0 0 0 0 .000 Parnell p 0 0 0 0 .000 Bastardo p 0 0 0 0 --- P.Feliciano p 0 0 0 0 --Contreras p 0 0 0 0 --- Acosta p 0 0 0 0 --J.Romero p 0 0 0 0 --- e-L.Castillo ph 0 0 0 0 .235 Durbin p 0 0 0 0 .000 Takahashi p 0 0 0 0 .063 d-Gload ph 1 1 1 0 .287 Totals 31 4 11 4 Madson p 0 0 0 0 .000 g-C.Ruiz ph 1 0 0 0 .295 Totals 35 3 9 3 a-struck out for Kendrick in the 6th. b-was announced for Duda in the 6th. c-walked for J.Arias in the 6th. d-doubled for Durbin in the 8th. e-sacrificed for Acosta in the 8th. f-doubled for Schneider in the 9th. g-grounded out for Madson in the 9th.1-ran for Carter in the 6th. 2-ran for M.Sweeney in the 9th. E: Ibanez (2), I.Davis (8). LOB: PHILLIES 6, New York 10. 2B: M.Sweeney (2), Gload (7), I.Davis (29). HR: Jos.Reyes (9), off Kendrick. RBIs: Victorino (64), Howard 2 (98), J.Reyes (46), I.Davis 3 (67). SB: J.Reyes (29). S: L.Castillo. RLSP: PHILLIES 3 (Schneider 2, C.Ruiz); New York 5 (Thole 2, Pagan, N.Evans 2). RA: Utley, W.Valdez, J.Feliciano. GIDP: Schneider, W.Valdez. DP: PHILLIES 3 (Utley, Howard), (Werth, Werth, Schneider), (Victorino, Utley); New York 2 (I.Davis, J.Reyes, Pelfrey), (Lu.Hernandez, J.Reyes, I.Davis). New York walks (6): J.Reyes, J.Feliciano, D.Wright 2, Carter, L.Hernandez. PHILLIES strikeouts (6): Utley, Werth, Ibanez, W.Valdez, K.Kendrick, Dobbs. New York strikeouts (4): Thole, N.Evans, Pelfrey 2. PHILLIES IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Kendrick (L 9-9) 5 5 2 2 2 1 64 4.85 Herndon 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 4.10 1/3 Bastardo 1 0 0 0 1 8 5.17 Contreras 11/3 2 2 2 2 1 28 3.55 Romero 0 2 0 0 0 0 8 3.66 1 /3 0 0 0 0 1 6 3.92 Durbin Madson 1 0 0 0 2 0 15 2.58 New York IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Pelfrey (W 14-9) 71/3 6 2 2 0 5 109 3.89 Parnell 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 2.70 1/3 1 0 0 0 0 7 2.94 P.Feliciano (H 17) 1/3 Acosta (H 1) 0 0 0 0 1 4 3.26 Takahashi (S 6-6) 1 1 0 0 0 0 14 3.81 Parnell pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.Herndon pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.Romero pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. IR-S: Bastardo 1-0, Contreras 2-0, Romero 3-2, Durbin 3-0, Parnell 1-0, P.Feliciano 2-2, Acosta 1-0. IBB: off Contreras (D.Wright), off Madson (J.Reyes). HBP: by Pelfrey (Utley). Umpires: Home, Marty Foster; first, Jim Wolf; second, Gary Cederstrom; third, Fieldin Culbreth. T: 3:04. A: 35,788 (41,800). home. METS 2, PHILLIES 0

Seventh Inning Phillies: Evans in left field. Utley was hit by a pitch. Howard lined out to second. Werth grounded into a fielder’s choice to third, with Utley out at second. Ibanez singled to left, Werth went to second. Schneider flied out to center. Mets: Jose Contreras pitching. Pelfrey struck out swinging. Reyes grounded out to first. Feliciano singled to center. Pagan singled to left, Feliciano went to second, Feliciano to third, Pagan to second on an error by leftfielder Ibanez. Wright was intentionally walked. J.C. Romero relieved Contreras. Davis singled to center, Feliciano and Pagan scored, Wright went to second. Thole reached on an infield single to second, Wright went to third, Davis to second. Chad Durbin relieved Romero. Evans struck out looking. METS 4, PHILLIES 0

Eighth Inning Phillies: Valdez struck out looking. Ross Gload, batting for Durbin, doubled to right-center. Victorino singled to center,

Gload scored. Bobby Parnell relieved Pelfrey. Polanco singled to right, Victorino went to second. Pedro Feliciano relieved Parnell. Utley grounded out to second, Victorino went to third, Polanco to second. Howard singled to center, Victorino and Polanco scored. Manny Acosta relieved Pedro Feliciano. Werth struck out swinging. Mets: Ryan Madson pitching. Hernandez walked. Luis Castillo, batting for Acosta, sacrificed to the pitcher, Hernandez went to second. Reyes was intentionally walked. Jesus Feliciano flied into a double play, center to second, with Hernandez out at second. METS 4, PHILLIES 3

Ninth Inning Phillies: Hisanori Takahashi pitching. Ibanez lined out to left. Mike Sweeney, batting for Schneider, doubled to left. John Mayberry ran for Sweeney. Valdez grounded out to first, Mayberry went to third. Carlos Ruiz, batting for Madson, grounded out to third. METS 4, PHILLIES 3


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A weak spot in the bullpen By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

NEW YORK — When he called it a career, ex-Phillie Scott Eyre said he planned to spend his first summer retired from baseball tooling around the country with his family in an RV. Right about now, the Phillies probably wish their former lefthanded reliever had a stop at Citizens Bank Park in his travel plans. The Mets may be playing out the string, but they showed enough interest to expose a Phillies vulnerability in the 4-3 defeat at Citi Field that dropped Charlie Manuel’s club into a first-place tie with Atlanta in the National League East. The Phillies are in the stretch run without a reliable lefty out of the bullpen, a role Eyre filled admirably before he decided driving an RV with bone chips in his elbow was a lot less painful than throwing a baseball. On two occasions, Manuel summoned lefties out of the bullpen in attempts to cool down the Mets’ torrid lefthanded hitter, Ike Davis. Neither young Antonio Bastardo nor veteran J.C. Romero got the job done. The Phillies were able to survive the base hit Bastardo allowed to Davis in the sixth with no damage, but the Mets’ eventual game-winner was one of the two runs Davis drove home with a two-out, bases-loaded single up the middle off Romero in the seventh. Romero left himself no wiggle room when he went 3-0 in the count. “It feels like the last few outings I’ve lost a little command, but I had a couple days off,” Romero said. “I felt the first couple pitches I was a little timid, so I got aggressive and then it was a ground ball through the middle. So I’ll be ready to go tomorrow.” Romero, who began the season on the disabled list following elbow surgery during the off-season, said he’s fine physically. Certainly, Romero has

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Phillies manager Charlie Manuel (second from right) confers with players Ryan Howard and Chase Utley after removing pitcher Antonio Bastardo in the sixth inning against the Mets. Bastardo, who had relieved David Herndon, gave up a single to the Mets’ Ike Davis. had games in which he resembled the effective pitcher he was in 2008. His season became truncated in ’09 because of a 50-game suspension for using a banned substance, followed by elbow problems that brought his season to a premature ending. Lefties are hitting .205 against Romero, which is fine. But he’s walked 26 batters in 32 innings, which is not fine for a guy who’s usually called on with runners on base. Manuel acknowledged he was concerned about Romero’s command problems. “It looks to me like he’s — everything’s down and way in

on lefties,” Manuel said. “I know we need J.C. to pitch good for us, of course.” Asked if the Phillies can win without a reliable lefty out of the bullpen, Manuel said, “We’ve won before by mixing and matching.” Meantime, the Phillies are hoping Bastardo will show some of what he did while he dominated at triple-A Lehigh Valley. “He’s got a chance to be a good pitcher,” Manuel said. “He’s got a good arm. He needs experience. Today was a tough way to get it, but somewhere down the road he’ll get one. But right now that’s asking a lot of him.

When the time comes I’ve got to use somebody, and they had that lefty [Davis] standing there, so I figured we’d use him. ”He had command problems with his breaking ball. But like I said, he’s young.” If the Phillies make the playoffs, the situation could arise when Manuel will want to match a lefty reliever against, perhaps, Joey Votto of Cincinnati or Jason Heyward of Atlanta. Mixing and matching isn’t the way he’d prefer to go. Contact staff writer Ray Parrillo at 215-854-2743 or

Phils miss an opportunity or two against the Mets

PHILLIES from E1 Carlos Ruiz grounded out to third with the tying run 90 feet away, as the Braves won yet another walk-off game, 6-3, in 12 innings against the Cardinals. With 19 games to play, the Phillies are tied for first place. On Saturday against Mike Pelfrey, the Phillies’ bats were silent. Seeking to score seven runs in five straight games for the first time since 1980, the Phils were held scoreless through seven. In the ninth, they had a chance. Sweeney’s double hit high off the left-field wall. John Mayberry Jr. pinch-ran, but Manuel was left with a difficult situation at the plate. Without a healthy Jimmy Rollins and having already used his only other infielder, Greg Dobbs, Manuel had to send Wilson Valdez up with Mayberry on second and one out. Initially, Ruiz emerged from the dugout to hit, but Manuel called him back. Had Sweeney not doubled, Manuel said he would have sent Ben Francisco up to go for a home run.

But it briefly entered Manuel’s mind to let Ruiz hit for Valdez. Had the catcher come through with a hit to tie the game, he likely would have played third and Placido Polanco would have moved to shortstop. “But we didn’t go that route,” Manuel said. If anything, Kendrick put the Phillies in a good enough position to win. It was the bullpen — namely Jose Contreras and J.C. Romero — who allowed crucial tack-on runs in the seventh inning that put the game out of reach. Kendrick, who was not named the starter until Friday, allowed two runs in five innings. Manuel removed his starter after 64 pitches so Dobbs could pinch-hit in an attempt to spark the offense. Dobbs struck out looking. The righthander allowed a firstinning run and then another in the third when he served up a solo home run to Jose Reyes, who had not homered since Aug. 15, the last time the Mets faced Kendrick. Kendrick said he was pleased with the outing and expected to

make another start. The Phillies likely will need two more starts from their fifth starter this season. “Obviously it’s out of my control,” Kendrick said. “Probably. I don’t see why not. There’s an off day so they can skip me. But it’s up to them. I don’t think I pitched my way out of it today, that’s for sure.” Manuel was noncommittal. “I don’t know,” he said. “We have five starters. We’ll just monitor our pitching as we go along.” Kendrick said he felt stronger in his last start at Citizens Bank Park against Milwaukee a week ago, when he allowed five runs in four innings — even though this time he had an extra day between starts and threw a lighter bullpen session than normal because of uncertainty as to whether he’d start. His stuff was worse this time, but the results were better. Said Kendrick: “It’s a strange game.” Contact staff writer Matt Gelb at 215-854-2928 or Follow on Twitter @magelb.

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The Mets’ Jose Reyes crosses home plate in front of Phillies catcher Brian Schneider after hitting a solo home run off Kyle Kendrick in the third inning.

Postseason planning? Halladay is playing it by ear By Matt Gelb


NEW YORK — By no means have the Phillies locked up a postseason spot. Then again, this is the closest Roy Halladay has been to Phillies ever pitching under Notes the brightest spotlight. He is well aware of that. “I feel like I’m kind of building steam a little bit,” Halladay said after beating the Mets on Friday for his 18th win of the season. “For me, the hardest part has always been around the all-star break. Catching that second wind, I think your body gets used to the workload. I definitely look forward to playing beyond the end of the season.”

It’s uncharted territory for Halladay, who has the heaviest workload of any pitcher in the majors this season. The righthander says he is not concerned. Halladay leads the majors with 2282/3 innings pitched. He has thrown 19 more than the next closest in the National League, St. Louis’ Chris Carpenter. The Phillies’ ace likely has four starts remaining in the team’s final 19 games. He said Friday he would make changes to his routine with an eye toward the postseason. But it’s still somewhat of an unknown for Halladay because he’s never required this extra planning. “You’re obviously aware of it,” Halladay said. “How that changes things at the end of

the season, I don’t know. But at this point, you try and keep things the same. You make adjustments once you get closer, I think. I feel good now.” Halladay added that the extra day of rest before his start Friday was helpful and could go a long way toward ensuring his strength during the season’s final weeks. Charlie Manuel has talked of monitoring his ace the last few weeks. With a five-run lead and Halladay at 101 pitches through seven innings, Manuel stuck with his ace. Fifteen pitches later, Halladay was removed with two outs. Halladay hasn’t been at his absolute finest of late. In his last four starts, he has allowed eight home runs in 282/3 innings. His ERA is 4.40.

The pitcher said he has been inconsistent mechanically. Few times has Halladay’s durability been questioned. Manuel said he was comfortable with any of his three aces — Halladay, Cole Hamels or Roy Oswalt — to pitch on short rest, although Hamels has never done it, which concerns the manager. If Manuel asks Halladay to go on short rest, the righthander is ready and willing. “Absolutely,” Halladay said. “I think you just vary your work in between. Make a few adjustments. It’s something I’ve done in the past and I was comfortable with. I wouldn’t have a problem. I go out there whenever they tell me to.” Halladay has thrown 220 innings or more in each of the

last five seasons. His careerhigh came in 2003, when he threw 266 innings. None of those seasons ended in the playoffs, but Halladay is not concerned. “I’ve never had a year where I’ve gone home and felt really exhausted,” Halladay said, “so I’m definitely looking forward to it.”

Rollins doubtful

Jimmy Rollins sat for the second straight game with tightness in his right hamstring and is not likely to play Sunday. “I don’t know yet,” Rollins said about playing Sunday. “I d o u b t i t . B u t t h e r e ’s progress.” That’s the good news for the Phillies. Rollins has participated in batting practice the

last two days and taken some grounders at short. The team does not consider the injury to be serious but will be cautious with Rollins’ return. Wilson Valdez started again at short and was 0 for 4.

Extra bases

A key call Saturday came early, on the second batter of the game. Placido Polanco hit a fly ball down the right-field line that was called foul when it hit the ground by first-base umpire Jim Wolf. Replays showed the ball was clearly fair. Manuel came out to argue. “He said he saw the ball bring up some dirt but said it was foul,” Manuel said. “Davey [Lopes] told me it was fair. There was nothing I could do. That’s his call.”

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By Bob Brookover Inquirer Staff Writer

Thome slugging his way toward Hall AroundTheBases First base

During a visit with radio’s 97.5 The Fanatic last week, Phillies announcer Larry Andersen was asked about his most memorable moment with former teammate Darren Daulton, who hosts a radio show on the station. Andersen recalled the May 1993 game when a furious Daulton went nose-to-nose with umpire Bob Davidson after he called a balk during a tight game in Cincinnati. Daulton was ejected by the umpire known as “Balking Bob.” Andersen, however, left out the best part of the story, which was what Daulton said about Davidson after the game. “He’s one of those umpires who feels like he has to make an impact on the game. It was an ESPN game, and he couldn’t wait to suit up. You knew he was dying to make a call that would decide the game. And that’s exactly what he did. … He’s one of those people who, when you go to his house, he has all pictures of himself hanging up and none of his family. Something has to be done about the umpiring system. … But that’s not high on the owners’ priority list.”

Second base

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Minnesota’s Jim Thome greets coach Scott Ulger as he rounds third base following one of his home runs this season.

Jim Thome’s career has been filled with magical moments, and the most recent came Saturday night, when he hit his 587th home run to pass Frank Robinson for eighth place on the all-time list. Robinson and some of the names that still sit in front of Thome have an unmistakable mystique about them. Aaron, Ruth, Mays. No first names needed. Legends each and every one. Some of the other names that still sit in front of Thome are as tainted as a counterfeit note. Bonds, Sosa, Rodriguez. No first names needed. Hall of Fame entrance in serious doubt. Among the nine players who have reached 500 home runs during baseball’s steroid era, the only two who seem assured of a place in Cooperstown are Thome and Ken Griffey Jr. The other seven players — Bonds, Sosa, Rodriguez, Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro, Manny Ramirez, and Gary Sheffield — all have been linked in some way to performance-enhancing drugs. The point is that Thome has been a special player in an era when too many players felt they needed help to be special. He may not be as athletic as some of the other great home run hitters from the past, but for pure, honest power, he has been something to watch — a modern-day Harmon Killebrew. He has hit 20 or more home runs in 17 of the last 18 seasons. The only season he failed to reach that number was 2005 with the Phillies, when his injuries gave Ryan Howard a chance to replace him. At the age of 40, Thome is still proving that he is special with the season he is having for the Minnesota Twins. Playing in a limited role as a designated hitter and lefthanded bat off the bench, Thome

At 40, the ex-Phillie is still proving he’s special went into the weekend batting .278 with 16 doubles, 22 home runs, and 52 RBIs in just 241 at-bats. If he had enough at-bats to qualify, his OPS — on-base-plus-slugging-percentage average — of 1.042 would be fourth in the American League and better than any hitter in the National League. Given how well Thome has played, there is no reason he should not return for his 21st season next year and pursue his 600th home run, a feat accomplished by only seven other men. Thome’s pursuit, however, is not about home runs at this point in his career. He said in spring training that all he cares about now is that World Series ring that he came so close to winning with the Cleveland Indians during the mid-1990s. It was that pursuit that led him to Philadelphia in 2003 and to the Twins last off-season. Minnesota may have been the best choice Thome could have made for his World Series pursuit. The Twins are no stranger to the postseason or American League Central titles. Since 2002, in fact, they have won their division five times, and with a sixgame lead over the Chicago White Sox heading into the weekend they appear on their way to a sixth title. During that run of success, however,

’Claws advance in playoffs LAKEWOOD, N.J. — Jonathan Pettibone allowed just one hit in seven innings and Sebastian Valle ripped a two-run homer in the first to lead the Lakewood BlueClaws to a 6-0 win over the Hickory Crawdads and a victory in the first round of the South Atlantic League playoffs. The Claws took the series, two games to one, and will meet the Greenville Drive for the league championship.





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Third base

Rob Neyer of was reading something called the Knuckleballs blog and discovered that six weeks ago blogger Dan Hennessey had discovered that Reds slugger Joey Votto had not hit a pop-up in the infield this season. Neyer checked the updated stats and discovered that Votto still has not hit a pop-up to the infield this season. So many things about that amazed me, the least of which was that Votto has not yet hit an infield pop-up this season. I’m pretty sure that when I last covered baseball in 2003 that there was no Knuckleballs blog and I’m positive that nobody was keeping track of how many infield pop-ups players were hitting. Glad to see such progress.

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The Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez leads the National League in batting average, is third in RBIs behind St. Louis’ Albert Pujols and Cincinnati’s Joey Votto, and trails Pujols by five home runs. This, of course, has prompted talk of a possible National League Triple Crown winner for the first time since St. Louis’ Joe Medwick in 1937. Here’s a statistic, however, that is flying under the radar. Ryan Howard, despite missing 16 games with a sprained right ankle, still has a chance to win the National League RBI title for the fourth time in the last five seasons. He had 98 after Saturday’s 4-3 loss to the Mets. The three guys ahead of Howard — Pujols (102 RBIs), Votto (101) and Gonzalez (100) — all have played more games than the Phillies’ first baseman.

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the Twins have failed to reach the World Series, winning only one of six postseason series. This Twins team appears to be better equipped for a World Series run. Their pitching staff is ranked third in the American League, thanks to a solid bullpen that survived the loss of closer Joe Nathan in spring training. They lead the majors in hitting with a .278 team average and are second only to the Yankees in on-base percentage at .346. At 83-57 through Thursday, Minnesota was still within striking distance of the Yankees and Tampa Bay for the best record in the American League. With a league-best 48-23 home record in their first season at Target Field, the Twins could be dangerous with a home-field advantage. You know for sure that nobody will look forward to playing in Minnesota in October, where winterlike conditions often arrive in autumn. It is not just the new ballpark that has made the Twins so good this season. They are a resilient team, as the Phillies found out earlier this season when the Twins rallied from a 9-4 ninth-inning deficit to win 13-10 in 11 innings. The Twins are good enough to fulfill Thome’s World Series dream, and he’s not just along for the ride. Minnesota has not had Justin Morneau in the lineup since the star first baseman suffered a concussion July 7. Through Friday, Thome had batted .299 with a .437 on-base percentage while hitting 12 home runs. Stepping up when others go down is what Hall of Fame players do. Thome. No first name needed. We’ll see him in Cooperstown.

Seventeen years later, Balking Bob is still a big-league umpire and he has had more controversial moments this season, including one during a Phillies-Marlins game last month in Florida. Davidson, 58, infuriated the Marlins when he ruled that a Gaby Sanchez ground ball down the third-base line that would have been a game-winning hit was foul. Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said it was one of the worst calls he had seen during his 30 years in baseball. Last week, during a game between the MORRY GASH / Associated Press Cardinals and Umpire Bob Davidson has a long Brewers in history of generating controversy. Milwaukee, Davidson went for the cycle of ejections, tossing Brewers manager Ken Macha, Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan, Brewers centerfielder Chris Dickerson, and Sean Ottow, a 44-year-old fan. Davidson told reporters he ejected Ottow because he was directing a homophobic slur at Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina. Ottow, during an interview with a Milwaukee television station, admitted he was heckling the St. Louis catcher. Milwaukee police issued the fan a $185 citation. While handcuffed to a police command post at Miller Park, Ottow shouted at a television after Molina struck out in the eighth inning, according to an Associated Press story. “I don’t care how much this costs me … you’re a loser, Molina!” he shouted.


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Florida Marlins interim manager Edwin Rodriguez, who took over the team June 23, said he wants the job permanently, but he hasn’t gotten any signals from the team about whether he’s coming back next year. “They’re telling me they like what [they have] seen so far,” Rodriguez said. “I would like to think that yes, they would take me into consider-

ation for next year. But they have given me no indication of what’s going to happen for next year, positive or negative, and to be honest, I like it that way.” Florida has a 36-33 record under Rodriguez.

Soriano closes in on record.

Tampa Bay Rays closer Rafael Soriano picked up his 42d save of the season on Friday. He has converted 19 consec-

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Madson has the stuff to be a closer The righthander has dominated since returning from the DL.

There should be no more questions about whether Ryan Madson can be a closer. The veteran righthander turned 30 a couple of weeks ago and he’s in the prime of his career. Watch him work, compare him to the other lateinning relievers in the big leagues, and there is no denying that he is one of the best at his craft. “I think he’s the best eighth-inning setup guy in baseball,” a National League scout said. “I also think he can close. He’s tough and he has great stuff. I really think he can be a closer.” The idea that Madson can be a closer is not a new one, of course. He planted that seed in everybody’s head late in the 2008 season, when he pressed the accelerator on his fastball and made his best pitch — the change-up — even better. For some reason, however, whenever Madson has tried to make the transition from dominating eighth-inning setup man to the guy charged with getting the last three outs of a close game, he has struggled. In the last two seasons, Madson has had 26 save opportunities and converted only 15, including five out of 10 this season. His ERA in those 26 games is 5.93, and he has allowed six home runs in 271/3 innings. His frustration in that role cost him more than two months of this season when he could not close a game in San Francisco in late April and he foolishly reacted by kicking a clubhouse chair. The chair, as expected, won that battle, sending Madson to the disabled list with a fractured big toe on his right foot on April 28. His ERA was 7.00. But Madson has been dominant since returning on July 8. His cut fastball has impressed the National

League scout as much as any of his pitches this season. “He’s throwing an 89 m.p.h. cutter that gets in on the hands of lefthanded hitters,” the scout said. “He doesn’t telegraph that change-up, and that makes his 95 m.p.h. fastball look even harder.” Based on that dominating stuff and the results Madson has had in recent seasons in non-save situations, the veteran righthander should not have any doubts about his ability to be a closer. He has appeared in 95 non-save situations the last two seasons and he has a 2.19 ERA in those games. He has handled the pressure of the postseason, registering a 2.74 ERA in 23 games over the last two seasons. He recorded a World Series save last year against the Yankees. “I like him better than most of the closers that are out there,” the scout said. The scout included the Phillies’ Brad Lidge among the closers he

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Subject: Brad Lidge has elbow soreness Response from Sewellmatt at 11:54 p.m. Tuesday: “His fastball velocity has been down all year so nothing surprises me. Add to that the fact that Madson has to pitch every night and his arm must be about to fall off, things might get shaky.”

Knighton, Union douse the Fire By Marc Narducci


The Union made a change in goal and were rewarded with their first shutout of their inaugural Major League Soccer season. Making only his second start of the season, Brad Knighton produced some good saves and decisions as the Union defeated the Chicago Fire, 1-0, on Saturday before a sellout crowd of 18,563 at PPL Park in Chester. It was the first career MLS shutout for Knighton, who replaced Chris Seitz. After Seitz allowed a savable goal in last week’s 1-1 draw with the visiting Kansas City Wizards, Union team manager Peter Nowak decided to make the change, which he says was a game-time decision. “It’s an honor to get my first professional shutout,” Knighton said. “It goes back to the guys in front of me, and we have been working eight months and it finally paid off.” To work so hard and spend so much time on the bench hasn’t been easy, but Knighton kept plugging away. “It’s a grind, but I know my role,” Knighton said. “Chris is our starter and I waited for the opportunity and tried to make the most of it.” The Union (6-11-6) don’t have much time to enjoy the win. They visit San Jose on Wednesday. Chicago is now 6-8-8. Nowak was noncommittal on the starter in goal, but it would be a shock if it wasn’t Knighton. “It was a very solid performance from Brad, but it was

also a good performance from our backline as well,” Nowak said. Justin Mapp, who was acquired July 27 from Chicago, did in his old teammates by setting up the game’s lone goal. In the 36th minute Mapp sent Sebastien Le Toux in on goal and Le Toux finished the breakaway chance for his 11th goal of the season. Knighton’s best save came when he stoned Freddie Ljungberg point-blank from an angle just outside the sixyard line on the right side in the 32d minute. The Union keeper made four saves, and was also authoritative in punching out crosses that he couldn’t catch. Knighton was quick and decisive off his line. He was also bailed out by his defense in the 65th minute when he came out of the goal, chasing Chicago’s Mike Banner, who beat him to the ball. Banner crossed it in, but Union defender Sheanon Williams, making his first start, cleared the ball. Chicago missed a scoring chance in the 76th minute, when a wide-open Calen Carr headed a cross from Banner over the goal. The news, however, wasn’t all good for the Union. Nowak said that an initial prognosis showed Union forward Danny Mwanga suffered a separated shoulder in the first minute. Mwanga kept playing until leaving in the 55th minute, and was to be X-rayed Saturday evening, according to a team official. Contact staff writer Marc Narducci at 856-779-3225 or

Gold Pride thump Independence, 4-1

Kelley O’Hara scored two goals and Marta and Christine Sinclair each had one as FC Gold Pride posted a 4-1 win over the Independence in Hayward, Calif., on Saturday. Philadelphia’s Lianne Sanderson scored in the 51st minute. Gold Pride (16-3-5) won the Women’s Pro Soccer crown. The Independence (10-10-4) finished third, making the playoffs, which start on Sept. 19. — Michael Harrington

does not like as much as Madson. “Don’t get me wrong, I think Lidge is great, but he always says he is fine and I’m not sure about that,” the scout said. Lidge missed two games last week with elbow soreness, but he said he was ready to pitch again Friday in New York. The Phillies are hoping they don’t have to find out if Madson is ready to close now, because Lidge has pitched so well for the last six weeks. Furthermore, if Lidge cannot pitch, the Phillies’ list of trustworthy relievers becomes really thin. Pitching coach Rich Dubee said last week that he has a lot of confidence in his bullpen, then ticked off the names of Jose Contreras, Chad Durbin, J.C. Romero, Madson, and Lidge. Romero’s inability to consistently throw strikes makes him suspect, and if you lose one of the other four, the Phillies’ bullpen becomes truly scary. It’s clear that Phillies manager Charlie Manuel believes in Madson more than any of his relievers, including Lidge. Since July 31, Madson has appeared in 26 games, allowing only two runs, both in the same game, and his ERA in that span is 0.69. Remarkably, he also has two blown saves in that stretch, including one against Florida last week, when he entered a first-and-third jam with two outs and allowed a run to score on a wild pitch. Proof that he could control his emotions immediately followed, when he ended the inning by striking out Hanley Ramirez. Madson has the talent to close and he should believe in that talent because everybody around him does. “Ryan has had some great, great years here,” Dubee said. “That is what this guy does.”



T Pts. GF GA

y-FC Gold Pride ……16 3 5 53 x-Boston ……………10 8 6 36 x-INDEPENDENCE…10 10 4 34 x-Washington ………8 9 7 31 Sky Blue FC …………7 10 7 28 Chicago …………7 11 6 27 Atlanta ………………5 13 6 21 Three points for a victory, one point for a tie. x- clinched playoff berth y- clinched conference SATURDAY’S GAMES FC Gold Pride 4, INDEPENDENCE 1 Sky Blue FC 0, Boston 0, tie Washington 1, Atlanta 0

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Ryan Madson is regarded as one of the best late-inning relievers in the league. If closer Brad Lidge goes down, Madson would take over.

Contact staff writer Bob Brookover at 215-854-2577 or

MLS W 13 12 7 7 6 6 7 5

L 5 8 10 9 8 11 13 16

Ryan Madson has been excellent as the Phillies’ setup man since his return after breaking his toe in a fit of rage following a poor performance on April 28 in San Francisco. He returned to pitch at home against Cincinnati on July 10. Here are his numbers before and after. Through April 28 July 9-Sept. 9










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Parx Racing Entries

Eastern Conference Columbus New York Toronto FC Kansas City Chicago UNION New England D.C. United

Setting It Up for Success

T Pts. 5 44 4 40 7 28 6 27 8 26 6 24 3 24 3 18

GF 32 30 22 22 28 27 24 16

GA 20 25 27 24 30 38 38 37

Western Conference W L T Pts. GF GA Real Salt Lake 12 4 8 44 37 16 Los Angeles 13 5 5 44 33 17 FC Dallas 10 2 10 40 29 17 Colorado 9 7 7 34 29 24 Seattle 9 9 6 33 26 29 San Jose 9 7 5 32 24 23 Chivas USA 7 12 4 25 25 29 Houston 6 12 5 23 28 38 Note: Three points for victory, one point for tie. SATURDAY'S RESULTS UNION 1, Chicago 0 New York 3, Colorado 1 D.C. United 1, Toronto FC 0 FC Dallas at San Jose Columbus at Los Angeles FRIDAY'S RESULTS Chivas USA 2, New England 0

Henry leads Red Bulls past Rapids ASSOCIATED PRESS

Thierry Henry scored his second MLS goal, starting the Red Bulls to a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids in Harrison, N.J., on Saturday and helping advance New York toward the Major League Soccer playoffs. The French striker, who scored his first MLS goal against San Jose on Aug. 28, put New York ahead in the 17th minute off an assist from Estonian national Joel Lindpere. Red Bulls rookie Tim Ream made it 2-0 in the 32d with his first MLS goal, scoring off Tony Tschani’s corner kick. Colorado’s Omar Cummings raced in from midfield to score to cut the lead in the 52d minute. New York’s Dane Richards scored off a scramble in the 58th, when Henry flicked it past two defenders to Juan Pablo Angel, who pushed the ball to the darting Richards. Red Bulls midfielder Rafa Marquez, captain of Mexico’s national team, left in the 72d minute with an ankle injury.

D.C. lifted by late strike. Ju-

lius James scored in the 81st minute to give last-place D.C. United a 1-0 victory over host Toronto FC, dealing a blow to his former team’s dwindling playoff hopes. Toronto FC, winless in its last six MLS matches, needed a victory to jump back into the chase for a postseason berth.

1st-$22,000 F 2YO Maidens. Claiming $12,500 - $10,500, 5 furlongs PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Ali Bint Dumaani (G. Wales) 119 4-1 1a Diamondngoldrush (A. Mariano) 119 4-1 2 Tigerinthestraw (J. Flores) 119 8-1 119 5-1 3 Win The Silver (J. Bisono) 4 First Love (J. Hampshire, Jr.) 119 12-1 12-1 5 Hope To Win (F. Pennington) 119 6 Sharp Day (K. Carmouche) 119 3-1 2-1 7 Servin Aces (S. Elliott) 119 COUPLED -a- Ali Bint Dumaani & Diamondngoldrush 2d-$22,000, 3&up (mares and fillies). Claiming $7,500, 51/2 furlongs PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Bettern Biscuits (J. Flores) 122 6-1 2 Perpetuity (J. Suarez) 122 12-1 3 Shesmyspite (P. Hernandz Ortega)118 7-2 4 Whisper Alley (J. Burke)x117 20-1 6-1 5 One Tough Belle (E. Rivera) xx115 6 Tres Bien Ensemble (A. Prado) 122 20-1 7 Strawberry Blush (R. Alvarado, Jr.)122 5-2 8 Natures Express (K. Carmouche) 122 20-1 9 Sweet Kristen (H. Rivera) 122 4-1 10 Chloe's Song (J. Bisono) 118 8-1 3d-$22,000, 3&up (mares and fillies). Claiming $7,500, 7 furlongs PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Desirable Desiree (S. Bermudez) 118 5-2 2 Knock Out Rosey (A. Mariano)114 20-1 3 One To Watch (E. Rivera) xx109 3-1 4 Peaceful Accord (H. Albanese) 118 12-1 5 Myprincessabigail (J. Hmpshr, Jr.) 118 5-1 6 Aintnooilpaintin (P. Hrndz Ortega) 118 12-1 15-1 7 Yusella (A. Lopez)xx107 8 She's Ambitious (H. Rivera) 116 20-1 20-1 9 Keystone Lady (J. Ferrer) 114 10 Kitty's Storm Cat (G. Wales) 120 6-1 11 Middletown Magic (A. Arroyo)114 8-1 4th-$30,000, 3&up. STARTER ALLOWANCE, 6 furlongs PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Launch The Bull (S. Arias) 120 5-1 2 Allen's Touch Down (R. Alvrdo, Jr.) 116 3-1 3 K O's Puffalumps (J. Hmpshre, Jr.)114 5-2 6-1 4 Zurs Victory (J. Caraballo) 116 5 Mine For Love (J. Flores) 114 4-1 6 Mighty Score (S. Elliott) 118 10-1 8-1 7 Calico Jack (D. Beckner) 114 5th-$23,000, 3&up (mares and fillies). Claiming $7,500, One mile PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 My Alexis (A. Arroyo) 113 5-2 2 Lake Baxter (J Flores) 115 6-1

3 Sprightly Polish (J. Bisono) 118 20-1 4 Waimea Bay (H. Rivera) 113 6-1 5 Agnes M. (F. Pennington) 120 6-1 6 Drop The Mail (R. Alvarado, Jr.) 118 12-1 7 Serene Queen (J. Ferrer) 115 9-2 12-1 8 American Brew (E. Rivera) 113 9 Shezoutahere (K. Carmouche) 118 4-1 6th-$35,000, 3&up (mares and fillies). Claiming $25,000 - $20,000, 6 furlongs PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Tale Of The Fox (J. Flores) 120 3-1 1a Bank'n On Gold (J. Flores) 118 3-1 2 Northernstaraglow (J. Hmpsh, Jr.) 116 15-1 15-1 3 Pilot Point Lady (J. Ferrer) 118 4 Sophie's Meatball (A. Arroyo) 118 5-1 5 Burning Calories (J. Caraballo) 118 8-1 6 Bright Abyss (F. Pennington) 118 4-1 2-1 7 From Gray To Gold (S. Elliott) 118 COUPLED -a- Tale Of The Fox & Bank'n On Gold 7th-$48,000, 3&up (mares and fillies). ALLOWANCE, 5 furlongs Turf PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Blank Inivition (F. Garcia) 119 8-1 2 Just Christina (S. Russell) 117 6-1 12-1 3 Maribel's Graygirl (J. Ferrer) 117 4 Perfect Measure (K. Carmouche) 118 5-2 113 6-1 5 Southern Squall (J. Caraballo) 6 Into Wishes (R. Alvarado, Jr.) 117 5-1 7 Snuck On You (A. Black) 117 10-1 8 Spacy Tracy (F. Pennington) 119 3-1 8th-$55,000, 3&up. ALLOWANCE, 6 furlongs PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Whistle Pig (D. Beckner) 115 6-1 4-1 2 Uncle Gidge (A. Arroyo) 115 3 Ju Jitsu Jax (J. Acosta) 115 5-1 10-1 4 Golden Spikes (S. Elliott) 115 5 Sandbagin' Lover (J. Hmpshre, Jr.) 115 12-1 6 Mannington (K. Carmouche) 115 8-1 7 Pashito the Che (A. Castellno, Jr.) 115 5-2 7-2 8 Riley Tucker (F. Pennington) 115 9th-$23,000, 3&up (mares and fillies). Claiming $7,500, 51/2 furlongs PN Horse (Jockey) Wgt Odds 1 Offlee Dark (A. Arroyo) 114 12-1 10-1 2 Rene's Kisses (A. Lopez) xx109 3 You Do It (J. Flores) 118 20-1 4 Deposit Record (K. Carmouche) 114 7-2 5 Two Joys (S. Arias) 116 12-1 6 Stars Snow Drift (E. Rivera) 118 10-1 7 Scrimdetermination (J. Hpsh, Jr.) 114 6-1 8 Sister Soul (A. Groth) x113 12-1 8-1 9 Pubrun (L. Rivera, Jr.) 118 10 Song Sung Sweet (E. Flores) 118 10-1 118 3-1 11 Miss Pauline (R. Alvarado, Jr.) 12 Smoken Dreams (J. Burke) x113 20-1 x-5;xx-7;z-10 pounds apprentice allowance.

Parx Racing Results Weather clear. Track fast. 1st–$28,000, mdn cl, 2YO F, 5f Eight Gig Nano (K.Carmouche) 5.40 3.40 2.40 Under the Sea (E.Rivera) 9.20 4.60 Nickel C (F.Pennington) 2.40 Off 12:26. Time 1:00.20. Scratched–Racing Dee, Missteria. Exacta (10-7) paid $57.60. Trifecta (10-7-2) paid $172.80. 2d–$45,000, mdn spl wt, 2YO F, 5f Salty Girl Plus (P.Cotto, Jr.) 18.60 8.20 5.00 It's a Wild Season (K.Carmouche) 4.60 2.80 Quantum Miss (F.Pennington) 3.20 Off 12:55. Time 0:58.80. Scratched–Littlebitwicked, Chapel Princess, Wildcat Joann. Daily Double (10-7) paid $101.00. Exacta (7-6) paid $84.60. Trifecta (7-6-2) paid $246.20. 3d–$30,000, cl, 3YO up, 6f Call the Raise (A.Black) 25.40 11.80 4.40 Dr. Balin (F.Pennington) 8.20 3.60 Oopers Here (E.Rivera) 3.00 Off 1:20. Time 1:11.11. Scratched–Rascal Flatter, Louie's Terra, King Disco. Pick 3 (10-7-7) 3 Correct Paid $1,043.40. Exacta (7-8) paid $132.00. Trifecta (7-8-1) paid $380.20. 4th–$35,000, st hcp, 3YO up, 1 1/16mi, tf. Out in the Reign (J.Bisono) 17.40 7.60 5.20 Call You Raise You (J.Hmpshire, Jr.) 14.60 9.60 Photonic (E.Rodriguez) 3.60 Off 1:50. Time 1:43.55. Scratched–Monsignor Bonner, Legacy Reserve, I'm Sure. Pick 3 (7-7-5) 3 Correct Paid $1,823.00. Daily Double (7-5) paid $199.40. Exacta (5-6) paid $267.40. Trifecta (5-6-9) paid $1,755.60. 5th–$45,000, mdn spl wt, 2YO, 5f Der Meister (J.Flores) 10.60 5.80 2.80 Ucan'tcme (A.Arroyo) 4.20 2.80 Hugh and Me (S.Elliott) 2.40 Off2:15. Time 0:57.36. Scratched–Crockefeller, Lost Webos. Pick 3 (7-5-8) 3 Correct Paid $1,207.20. Exacta (8-7) paid $33.60. Trifecta (8-7-3) paid $105.40. 6th–$100,000, stk, 3YO up, 11/16 mi PHBA Classic S. Movin' Out (S.Elliott) 5.20 4.00 4.20 Smalltownman (A.Mariano) 23.20 5.20 Tejanos Eliminator (J.Hampshire, Jr.) 3.40 Off2:41. Time 1:45.60. Scratched–Golddigger's

Boy. Pick 3 (5-8-2) 3 Correct Paid $277.00. Exacta (2-5) paid $91.40. Trifecta (2-5-1) paid $356.40. 7th–$100,000, stk, 3YO up F&M, 5f, tf. Mrs. Penny S. Noble Maz (S.Elliott) 11.80 6.20 4.80 Looky Here (E.Rodriguez) 7.60 4.40 Try and Catch Me (J.Flores) 3.00 Off 3:08. Time 0:57.49. Scratched–A New Dawn. Pick 3 (8-2/4-7) 3 Correct Paid $303.20. Exacta (7-9) paid $105.80. $0.1 Superfecta (7-9-6-8) paid $333.07. Trifecta (7-9-6) paid $411.40. 8th–$100,000, stk, 3YO up, 5f, tf. Mr. Jenney H. Zoeling (F.Geroux) 18.40 6.00 4.80 El Churruca (J.Flores) 3.60 3.80 Thorny (W.Otero) 12.40 Off 3:37. Time 0:57.44. Scratched–Calico Jack. Pick 6 (7-5-8-2/4-7-3) 3 Correct Paid $8.00. $0.5 Pick 4 (8-2/4-7-3) 4 Correct Paid $410.95. Pick 3 (2/4-7-3) 3 Correct Paid $216.60. Exacta (3-2) paid $63.60. Trifecta (3-2-11) paid $1,117.40. a-Coupled. 9th–$150,000, stk, 3YO up F&M, 11/16 mi PHBA Distaff S. Jemilyn (A.Mariano) 6.60 4.00 3.40 Lovelier (T.Clifton) 5.80 3.20 Coastal Solace (K.Carmouche) 3.20 Off 4:04. Time 1:45.23. 123racing (1ST-87.80 POINTS) paid $101.00. 123racing (2ND-80.80 POINTS) paid $51.20. 123racing (3RD-79.80 POINTS) paid $9.60. Pick 3 (7-3-2) 3 Correct Paid $397.20. Exacta (2-4) paid $53.00. Trifecta (2-4-5) paid $186.00. Daily Double (3-2) paid $50.80. 10th–$45,000, mdn spl wt, 3, 4 & 5YO, 6f Son of a Gun (A.Arroyo) 8.40 4.40 3.00 Bootleg Flyer (T.Clifton) 6.00 4.80 Andrew L (C.Potts) 4.60 Off 4:32. Time 1:10.46. Scratched–Johnny Bubbakanush, Patient Reign. Pick 3 (3-2-10) 3 Correct Paid $203.00. Exacta (10-8) paid $45.80. $0.1 Superfecta (10-8-3-11) paid $36.54. Trifecta (10-8-3) paid $345.80. Attendance unavailable. Track handle $133,869. OTB handle $886,890. Total combined handle $1,020,759. Equibase Co. L.L.C.

World Basketball Championships

Durant scores 38 in U.S. win COMPILED BY THE INQUIRER STAFF

With a special 9/11 memorial message on his sneakers, Kevin Durant carried the United States into the gold-medal game at the FIBA world championships, scoring a U.S. team record 38 points Saturday in an 89-74 victory over Lithuania in Istanbul, Turkey. “I just wanted to remember everybody back in the States, everybody that was affected by 9/11,” Durant said. “And to play on this day was a great honor and we just tried to do our best to play hard for our country and our families.” Durant scored 17 in the first quarter to stake the Americans to an early lead that was never seriously challenged. He went on to surpass Carmelo Anthony’s single-game record of 35 points and raise his average in the tournament to 22.1, which would be the best ever by a U.S. player. The win guaranteed the Americans a chance at their first world title since 1994. They will play Sunday against Turkey, which beat Serbia, 83-82, in the other semifinal. Lamar Odom added 13 points and 10 rebounds, while the 76ers’ Andre Iguodala led the defensive effort that took Lithuania star Linas Kleiza out of the game. Kleiza, who was averaging 19.1 points, was limited to four on 1-of-11 shooting. Robertas Javtokas had 15 points and nine rebounds for Lithuania, which lost for the first time and will play Serbia for the bronze medal on Sunday.

Turkey 83, Serbia 82 —

Semih Erden blocked a lastsecond shot to seal Turkey’s win over Serbia. Phoenix Suns forward Hedo Turkoglu led Turkey with 16 points, while Marko Keselj scored 18 for Serbia.

Russia 83, Slovenia 78 —

Five Russian players scored in double figures, led by Timofey Mozgov with 19 points, as Russia beat Slovenia in the seventh/eighth place game. Bostjan Nachbar had 20 points for Serbia.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

SportsInBrief PSU volleyball streak snapped It had been nearly three years and 109 matches since the Penn State women’s volleyball team had lost a match. Now the second-longest winning streak in Division I team sports is over. The Nittany Lions fell to Stanford, 28-26, 25-12, 25-18, on Saturday night in a tournament at Florida. During its run, Penn State won three consecutive national championships and lost just 19 sets. The Nittany Lions (7-1) won a recordbreaking 111 straight sets from the final set of the 2007 national championship match against Stanford to the third set of their 2008 national semifinal against Nebraska. Only the Miami men’s tennis program had a longer streak, winning 137 straight matches from 1957-1964. Stanford (7-0) had been the last team to beat Penn State, on Sept. 15, 2007.

(34-4) in the 10th round in Frankurt, Germany.

CYCLING: Overall leader

Igor Anton was forced to abandon the Spanish Vuelta after a crash near the end of the mountainous 14th stage won by Joaquin Rodriguez of Spain on Saturday. Anton was part of a crash that included Euskaltel Euskadi teammate Egoi Martinez about 3.7 miles from the finish line. Neither of the Spanish riders returned, and Anton’s red jersey as overall leader went to to Vincenzo Nibali of Italy. 8 Belgian rider Roy Sentjens is retiring from cycling after testing positive for EPO, a banned enduranceboosting hormone. Sentjens, 29, a member of the Milram team, had been provisionally suspended and removed from the Spanish Vuelta after failing a test on Aug. 16. The rider apologized and explained that he took EPO because his season had been “a disaster” and he wanted a new contract.

AUTO RACING: Denny Hamlin

NHL: Donald Fehr is a step ended a monthlong slump closer to becoming the executive director of the NHL Players’ Association. The union said Saturday it has accepted the recommendation of its search committee and will put Fehr’s name to a vote by the membership later this month. The collective bargaining agreement between the NHLPA and the league is set to expire in September 2012. Fehr has been serving as an unpaid NHLPA consultant since November. He was the executive director of Major League Baseball’s Players Association for 26 years before stepping down in 2009.


heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 knockouts) stopped former titleholder Samuel Peter

Saturday night with a win at Richmond International Raceway. The win pushed him into the top seed in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. It was his sixth win of the season and pushed him past four-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson for the top spot in the Chase standings. Hamlin goes to next week’s Chase opener at New Hampshire with a 10-point lead over Johnson. 8 Fernando Alonso marked his Italian Grand Prix debut for Ferrari by taking the pole position for Sunday’s Formula One race in Monza, Italy. The two-time world champion set the pace with a lap of 1 minute, 21.962 seconds for his 19th career pole. — Wire reports

Scoreboard Auto Racing


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Major League Baseball

(Start position in parentheses) Key: (T) Toyota; (F) Ford; (C) Chevrolet; (D) Dodge. 1. (14) Denny Hamlin(T) 400 laps, 141.5 rating, 195 points, $219,975. 2. (32) Kyle Busch(T) 400, 110.4, 170, $203,256. 3. (11) Jimmie Johnson(C) 400, 120.9, 170, $179,828. 4. (6) Joey Logano(T) 400, 100.1, 160, $147,040. 5. (13) Marcos Ambrose(T) 400, 100.1, 155, $139,798. 6. (4) Clint Bowyer(C) 400, 122.9, 155, $103,300. 7. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya(C) 400, 110.8, 151, $126,681. 8. (3) A J Allmendingr(F) 400, 108.9, 142, $120,176. 9. (20) Kevin Harvick(C) 400, 92.2, 138, $124,151. 10. (1) Carl Edwards(F) 400, 105.8, 139, $131,673. 11. (23) Ryan Newman(C) 400, 88.2, 130, $111,729. 12. (22) Jeff Gordon, Chevrlet, 400, 78.7, 127, $120,251. 13. (25) Jeff Burton(C) 400, 84.9, 129, $111,765. 14. (12) Matt Kensth(F) 400, 95.8, 121, $124,176. 15. (8) Brad Keselowski(D) 399, 79.6, 118, $101,010. 16. (15) Tony Stewart(C) 399, 87.6, 115, $110,573. 17. (34) Jamie McMurray(C) 399, 74, 112, $106,829. 18. (21) Kurt Busch(D) 399, 79.2, 109, $115,173. 19. (5) David Reutimann(T) 398, 74.3, 106, $103,031. 20. (19) Mark Martin(C) 398, 66.1, 103, $89,900. 21. (18) Casey Mears(T) 398, 66.7, 100, $72,900.

AMERICAN LEAGUE Minnesota Twins: Activated LHP Jose Mijares from the 15-day DL. Oakland Athletics: Exercised the club option on manager Bob Geren for the 2011 season. Tampa Bay Rays: Extended their player development contract with Bowling Green (MWL) through the 2012 season.

Basketball NBA Minnesota Timberwolves: Waived C Greg Stiemsma.

Football NFL Jacksonville Jaguars: Placed WR Jarett Dillard on injured reserve. Promoted WR John Matthews from the practice squad. San Francisco 49ers: Signed TE Vernon Davis to a five-year contract extension.

College scores Volleyball Immaculata 3, Hood 2 Penn St.-Harrisburg 3, Immaculata 2 Memphis 3, La Salle 0 Tennessee St. 3, La Salle 1 NJIT 3, Chestnut Hill 0 Kutztown 3, Chestnut Hill 0 Penn 3, Fairfield 0 Tulane 3, Penn 0 Phila. Biblical 3, Rosemont 0 Phila. Biblical 3, Manhattanville 0 Stevens 3, Phila. Biblical 0 Shippensburg 3, Davis & Elkins 0 Shippensburg 3, West Virginia St. 0 Rowan 3, Bryn Mawr 1 University of the Sciences 3, Cheyney 0 West Chestrer 3, Post 0 West Chester 3, Barton 0 Widener 3, Baptist Bible 1 Ithaca 3, Widener 1 BUTTERMAKER TOURNAMENT Moravian 3, Neumann 0 DeSales 3, Neumann 2 Neumann 3, Muhlenberg 1 GARNET CLASSIC Cabrini 3, Albright 0 Swarthmore 3, Wesley 0 Swarthmore 3, Cabrini 2 OSPREY CLASSIC Stockton 3, Ursinus 1 Stockton 3, Gwynedd-Mercy 0 Haverford 3, Stockton 0 Haverford 3, Gwynedd-Mercy 0 Ursinus 3, Gwynedd-Mercy 2

Men’s soccer Alvernia 3, Gwynedd-Mercy 1 Chestnut Hill 4, Caldwell 2 Delaware Valley 1, Goucher 0 Haverford 2, Cabrini 0 Misericordia 5, Immaculata 0 Oneonta St. 2, Widener 0 Penn St.-Harrisburg 3, Phila. Biblical 2 Phila. Univ. 3, Nyack 1 Stockton 2, Roanoke 1 West Chester 3, Shippensburg 0 W.V. Wesleyan 1, Shippensburg 0, 2OT CIALELLA SOCCER CLASSIC Rutgers-Camden 1, Franklin & Marshall 0 Johns Hopkins 1, NJ City 0

Women’s soccer Arcadia 2, Stockton 1 Cabrini 2, Washington College 0 Catholic 3, Delaware Valley 2 Chestnut Hill 1, Caldwell 0 Eastern 2, Centenary 0 Gloucester Co. 4, Manor 0 Gwynedd-Mercy 2, DeSales 0 Haverford 3, Immaculata 0 Penn St.-Harrisburg 3, Phila. Biblical 2 Phila. Univ. 2, Nyack 0 Rowan 2, Mary Washington 1 Rutgers-Camden 8, Cedar Crest 0 Shippensburg 3, Indiana, Pa. 2 Stevens 1, Ursinus 0 Swarthmore 2, Dickinson 1


Widener 4, Rutgers-Newark 1

Field hockey Albright 1, Stockton 0 Delaware Valley 8, Rosemont 0 Gettysburg 3, Cabrini 1 La Salle 2, Robert Morris 1, OT Messiah 3, Rowan 0 Moravian 6, Immaculata 2 Penn 1, William & Mary 0 Shippensburg 7, Seton Hill 1 Susquehanna 3, Neumann 2 Ursinus 11, Eastern Mennonite 2 Widener 2, Swarthmore 1

Women’s tennis Adelphi 5, Chestnut Hill 4 Cabrini 9, Keystone 0 College of NJ 9, Stockton 0 Gwynedd-Mercy 6, Marywood 3 Neumann 6, Immaculata 3 Phila. Univ.5, Kutztown 4 West Chester 6, La Salle 1

Men’s tennis Chestnut Hill 5, Adelphi 4 La Salle 7, West Chester 0

Men’s water polo Bucknell 25, Penn State-Behrend 3

Men’s golf Goldey-Beacom 311, Phila. Univ. 344, University fo the Sciences 354

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Jackson has to be ticked

Austin’s new deal with Cowboys pays him far more than the Eagles star. Listen to this: “It was obvious that he was going to be our priority no matter if it was this year or whether it was when we had a new CBA. We just felt like now was the time.” That’s not Joe Banner talking about DeSean Jackson. No, that’s Dallas director of player personnel Stephen Jones talking about Miles Austin last week on the day the Cowboys gave Austin a sixyear contract extension worth a reported $54 million, $17 million of which will go into Austin’s pocket this uncapped season. How do you think D-Jax, the face of the Eagles franchise who is set to make less than $1 million this year in salary and roster bonus, feels about that? He can’t be happy. Austin had an outstanding 2009 season, catching 81 balls for 1,320 yards, third best in the NFL. Jackson finished with 62 catches for 1,156 yards and nine touchdowns, and his 18.6 yards-per-catch average was the highest of any player with at least 40 receptions. If Austin is worth so much to the Cowboys, wouldn’t you think Jackson would be worth as much to the Eagles? And if the Cowboys could creatively structure a lucrative extension for Austin with a potential lockout looming, couldn’t the Eagles do one for Jackson? You know Jackson must be wondering the same thing.

Ryan irks Lewis

There’s not a more colorful — or, thanks to Hard Knocks, overexposed — coach in the NFL than Rex Ryan, and there’s no one who talks better or more smack than longtime Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis. And Lewis, like many people, is sick of Ryan and his Jets players talking as if there is a spot reserved for them in Dallas for the Super Bowl. Leading up to the Ravens’ game against the Jets, Lewis unleashed a merciless tirade against Ryan, quarterback Mark Sanchez, and even defensive back Darrelle Revis. Lewis said game film revealed the second-year Sanchez’s flaws “when he has to throw a lot. That’s not his forte.” He said that Revis was “not a machine,” and that the Jets are simply another team with something to prove. “We’re talking about the Jets like we’re talking about the Saints,” Lewis said. “Those are the only people that can be dethroned. Not Mark Sanchez and the Jets.” Amen.

nized by Drew Brees and Jared Allen, and was further evidence of just how heavily the possibility of a lockout is weighing on everyone in the league. Will there be more displays? Don’t be surprised, even though union head DeMaurice Smith said before the game that he expected a new deal by November, a softening of his previous stances.

Johnson not impressed

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Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin will be paid $17 million in

this uncapped season. Eagles star receiver DeSean Jackson will make less than $1 million in salary and roster bonus.

NFLPA considers decertification vote ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — The NFL Players Association is handing out voting cards to the players that could lead to decertification of the union. A person familiar with the union’s plans said Saturday that players from all 32 teams would be asked to consider decertification, which could prevent the owners from locking out the players after the collective bargaining agreement expires in March. The union is sending out voting cards now because getting enough signatures after the season would be difficult, if not impossible. The story was first reported by the Sports Business Journal, which said the New Orleans Saints already had voted to decertify. reported that vote as 59-0. “This is purely a procedural matter and is a nonstory until March,” George Atallah, the NFLPA’s assistant executive director, told the AP. said NFLPA officials were scheduled to meet with three or four

Sticking together It’ll be interesting to see today whether there are more statements of solidarity from the players regarding the NFLPA’s discussions with the NFL about a new collective bargaining agreement.

teams this week, including the Eagles, the Cowboys, and the Redskins. The NFL said it had no comment.

Davis sets mark. Vernon

Davis became the highestpaid tight end in NFL history when he signed a fiveyear extension with the San Francisco 49ers. A source said Davis would get $37 million overall, with $34 million guaranteed, $3 million more in guaranteed money than San Diego’s Antonio Gates.

I don’t care about your fantasy team. Really, I don’t. No really, I don’t. But if I did, I’d hope that you had Chris Johnson on your team. The man is not impressed that last year he became just the sixth man in league history to gain 2,000 rushing yards. His goal this year is 2,500. The NFL record for rushing yards in a season is 2,105 set by Eric Dickerson in 1984. In order to reach the previously unreachable summit, Johnson, who turns 25 years old later this month, would have to average 156 rushing yards per game, a number he hit only twice last season. “I feel like it’s very realistic,” Johnson said, according to the Nashville Tennessean. “A lot of people didn’t think 2,000 yards was realistic for myself when I set the goal last year, so I’ll stick to this.” If Johnson gets 2,500 yards — a huge if, even though he’s running behind a huge offensive line — you can forget about him as a fantasy guy going forward. He’ll be toast. Not that I care about your fantasy team.

Short stint

A.J. Feeley’s reign as the St. Louis Rams starting quarterback lasted all of part of the preseason. He’s out. Rookie Sam Bradford, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft, is in. Feeley said he knew it was a fait accompli. His sprained Around the league. Atlanta thumb gave Bradford an opwill be without receiver portunity to work with the Michael Jenkins against Rams’ first-team offense, and, Pittsburgh because of a well, that was enough. It was shoulder injury suffered in bound to happen. training camp. … Miami in“I’ve said all along, it was side linebacker Channing going to be his job — it was Crowder has been ruled just a matter of when,” Feeley out for Sunday’s opener at told the St. Louis Post-DisBuffalo because of a lingerpatch. “It was kind of prediing groin injury. … Tight cated on when he was ready. end Ron Kramer, who And he’s ready. played on Green Bay’s NFL “As a competitor, you want champions in 1961 and to play. But I’m here to help 1962, died at age 75 in Ann out that guy as much as I posArbor, Mich., the Universisibly can, and be there in ty of Michigan said. No case of an emergency if he cause of death was angets hurt. So that’s kind of nounced. how you approach it. It’s not a negative thing; it’s the way it is. It’s a team game, and you Thursday night before kick- understand that.” off of the season opener beAnd that answer right there tween the New Orleans Saints is why first-year coach Steve and Minnesota Vikings, the Spagnuolo brought Feeley to players from each team stood St. Louis in the first place. in a line, walked about 15 yards toward midfield, and in Contact staff writer Ashley Fox unison held one finger in the at 215-854-5064 or air. The statement was orga-

Tiger running out of time in Illinois Without a dramatic move on Sunday, it will be his last U.S. PGA Tour round of the year. ASSOCIATED PRESS

LEMONT, Ill. — Ryan Moore shot a 5-under 66 on Saturday to take a 1-shot lead in the BMW Championship, but the main attraction Sunday figures to be well down the leader board. Tiger Woods finally broke par with a 3-under 68, but he needs much more. Otherwise, it will be his last PGA Tour round of the year in America. Woods was in a tie for 22d at even-par 213, 7 shots behind where he needs to finish to advance to the FedExCup finale. About his only drama Sunday is playing alongside Phil Mickelson, who shot a 70. It will be the first time they have played together this year, and the first time in the same group since Mickelson beat him in the HSBC Champions at Shanghai last November, Woods’ second-to-last tournament before his personal life unraveled. Back then, it seemed just a matter of time before he surpassed Jack Nicklaus on the PGA Tour’s all-time victory list. Woods has never been kept

Golf BMW Championship THIRD ROUND Ryan Moore …65-74-66–205 Dustin Johnson…68-70-68–206 Charlie Wi ……67-69-70–206 Matt Kuchar …64-72-70–206 Ian Poulter ……66-72-69–207 Paul Casey ………69-69-69–207 Ernie Els …………70-71-67–208 Kevin Na …………70-69-69–208 Zach Johnson 70-73-66–209 Greg Chalmers 72-69-68–209 K.J. Choi …………71-69-69–209 Retief Goosen …67-71-71–209 Marc Leishman 72-65-72–209 Steve Stricker …70-73-67–210 Tim Clark ………70-70-70–210 Justin Rose ……68-71-71–210 Luke Donald …68-70-72–210 Camilo Villegas …70-70-71–211 Bill Haas …………70-73-69–212 David Toms ……70-72-70–212 Adam Scott ……71-69-72–212 Jim Furyk ………73-71-69–213 Tiger Woods …73-72-68–213 Phil Mickelson 72-71-70–213 Brian Gay ……68-73-72–213 Sean O'Hair ……75-68-71–214 Nick Watney …70-74-70–214 Stewart Cink …70-73-71–214 Robert Allenby 72-70-72–214 Michael Sim …72-70-72–214 Matt Jones ………71-70-73–214 Hunter Mahan …71-68-75–214 Carl Pettersson 72-72-71–215 Bubba Watson 72-74-69–215

Martin Laird ……73-73-69–215 Vaughn Taylor …70-71-74–215 Vijay Singh ……70-77-68–215 Bo Van Pelt …72-71-73–216 Rickie Fowler …71-73-72–216 Tim Petrovic ……73-70-73–216 Ryan Palmer …73-72-71–216 Geoff Ogilvy ……73-72-72–217 Anthony Kim …70-75-72–217 Brendon de Jonge 74-71-72–217 Charley Hoffman 70-77-70–217 Tom Gillis ………70-72-76–218 Justin Leonard …72-71-75–218 Bryce Molder …74-72-72–218 Kevin Streelman 71-75-72–218 Stuart Appleby …76-73-69–218 J.B. Holmes ……77-72-69–218 Rory McIlroy ……76-74-68–218 Jason Dufner …74-72-73–219 Jason Day ……72-76-71–219 Heath Slocum …71-74-75–220 Jason Bohn ……73-74-73–220 Brandt Snedeker 76-72-72–220 Rory Sabbatini …69-71-80–220 Jeff Overton ……72-76-72–220 Y.E. Yang ………73-78-69–220 Ben Crane ……76-77-67–220 Fredrik Jacobson 74-75-72–221 Brian Davis ……73-72-77–222 Ricky Barnes …73-74-76–223 John Senden …74-75-74–223 Andres Romero 80-70-73–223 Stephen Ames …74-77-72–223 Scott Verplank …76-75-73–224 D.J. Trahan ……75-76-75–226 Angel Cabrera …75-76-75–226

out of a tournament because he was ineligible. As for his chances of getting to Atlanta? “I just play,” Woods said. “That’s all I can do. I’m trying to win this golf tournament, and now I’m eight back.” Moore, though, is in great shape to reach the Tour Championship for the first time. That would mean a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus, and exemptions to the Masters, U.S. Open, and Brit-

NW Arkansas SECOND ROUND a-denotes amateur Michelle Wie ………68-64–132 Juli Inkster …………69-66–135 Yani Tseng ………67-68–135 Na Yeon Choi ……67-68–135 Seon Hwa Lee ………72-65–137 Paige Mackenzie …72-65–137 Janice Moodie ……68-69–137 Brittany Lincicome 70-68–138 Kristy McPherson …70-68–138 Stacy Lewis ………69-69–138 Morgan Pressel …66-72–138 Beth Bader ………71-68–139 Also Ai Miyazato ………71-69–140 Suzann Pettersen …68-72–140 Cristie Kerr …………72-71–143

Posco E&C Songdo Championship SECOND ROUND Fred Funk …………69-67–136 Tom Pernice, Jr. …74-64–138 Russ Cochran ……73-65–138 John Cook …………70-68–138 D.A. Weibring ……71-68–139 Michael Allen ……69-70–139 Mark Calcavecchia…74-66–140 Denis Watson ……72-68–140 Sandy Lyle ………70-70–140 Craig Stadler ………74-67–141 Tim Simpson ………73-68–141 Naomichi Ozaki …72-69–141

ish Open. Moore was at 8-under 205 and had a 1-shot lead over Dustin Johnson (68), Charlie Wi (70), and FedEx Cup leader Matt Kuchar (70). Moore figured this would be his last tournament for a while. He was No. 58 in the FedEx Cup standings, and needed one of his best weeks to crack the top 30 and advance to the Tour Championship in two

weeks at East Lake. A victory not only would send him to Atlanta, but also give him a shot at the $10 million bonus.


ROGERS, Ark. — Michelle Wie shot a 7-under 64 — playing her first nine holes in 7-under 28 — to take the second-round lead in the Northwest Arkansas Championship. Wie, looking for her second straight victory, had the lowest nine-hole score on the LPGA Tour this year. She finished at 10 under, 3 strokes ahead of Juli Inkster (66), Yani Tseng (68), and Na Yeon Choi (68).

Champions Tour INCHEON, South Korea — Fred Funk shot a 5-under 67 at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea to take the lead at the rain-soaked Posco E&C Songdo Championship, the Champions Tour’s first event in Asia.

European Tour HILVERSUM, Netherlands — PGA Championship winner Martin Kaymer shot a 4-under 66 to take a 1-shot lead after the third round of the KLM Open on the Hilversumsche course.

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six, including 2003-04 divisional playoff Reid vs. Packers: 5-2 Reid vs. Packers at home: 4-0 Reid vs. McCarthy: 1-1 Reid vs. NFC North: 14-4 (7-1 at home) Last matchup: Sept. 9, 2007, Packers won 16-13 in Green Bay

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Quarterbacks could be at risk T

he Eagles and Packers love to throw the ball. They each also have struggled protecting their passers. That makes for a potentially high-scoring game between teams with talented receivers, but a game that could put their quarterbacks at risk of a mauling. Here is a look at the teams:

Eagles’ strengths

The talented receiving corps highlights the Eagles’ offense, with electric DeSean Jackson and tough Brent Celek joined by Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, and rookie Riley Cooper. The Eagles finished in the top 10 in passing yards and passing touchdowns in 2009, and finished fifth in overall scoring. You may have heard, though, that all of that was with a different QB. The big question of the season is whether Kevin Kolb can keep the offense humming. That issue looms especially large this week, as the Eagles take on one of the most prolific scorers from 2009. On defense, the Eagles spent much draft capital to grab Brandon Graham and try to upgrade their pass rush. With Graham

and Pro Bowler Trent Cole on the ends, the Eagles hope to generate pressure with just four linemen. If they can do it against a shaky offensive line, defensive coordinator Sean McDermott can leave more bodies to cover downfield.

Until we see otherwise, pass coverage remains a concern.

Packers’ strengths

when the team gave up 41 sacks over its first nine games. Things improved for the last seven weeks, when the Packers yielded just 10 sacks, thanks in part to the return of RT Mark Tauscher. But their total of 51 sacks was still worst in the NFL, and Rodgers was pounded again in the playoffs. He was sacked five times in a wild-card loss to the Cardinals. You hear that, Trent Cole? On defense, Green Bay did well overall — it finished seventh in points allowed in 2009 — but when we last saw the Packers they were giving up 51 points in their playoff exit. They were missing starting CB Al Harris then, and he remains out to start this season. Adding to their secondary concerns, S Atari Bigby is also out. That leaves the Packers to start reserve CB Tramon Williams and rookie S Morgan Burnett, perhaps giving Kolb and the Eagles receivers an opening.

Only Drew Brees, Brett Favre, and Peyton Manning threw more touchdown passes than Aaron Rodgers’ 30 in 2009. Fueled by the passing atEagles’ weaknesses tack, the Packers ranked third No one knows what to ex- in the NFL in scoring — averpect from the offensive line. aging 28.8 points per game — What we have seen so far has and sustained drives by converting on 47 percent of their not been pretty. The Chiefs came streaming third-down attempts, also through gaps in Kolb’s protec- third-best in the league. With Rodgers throwing to tion when we last saw the starters, in preseason week three. WRs Donald Driver and Greg JenKansas City used the 3-4 nings and TE Jermichael Finley, scheme favored by the Pack- expect more of the same apers, creating a variety of blitz- proach. On defense, the Packers es for the young quarterback thrived on taking the ball to decipher. The Eagles hope the returns away, leading the NFL with 30 of C Jamaal Jackson and guards interceptions. CB Charles WoodTodd Herremans and Nick Cole son, the 2009 AP defensive will change things. Jackson’s player of the year, led the team experience should help, but he with nine interceptions and is just eight months removed took three back for TDs. The from ACL surgery and did not Pack also finished first in rushplay in the preseason. We ing defense, though that might haven’t seen his quickness or not be as much of a concern endurance, and the group has for the pass-happy Eagles. not played together since DePackers’ weaknesses Contact staff writer Jonathan cember. The Packers’ pass protection Tamari at 215-854-5214 or On defense, the Eagles struggled to cover TEs last season. was atrocious early in 2009,


Defensive backs ready to put 2009 drama behind them I

f the tale of the 2009 Eagles defensive backs was to be staged, it would most resemble a Tennessee Williams production. It was a dysfunctional family full of sorrow, strife, and scandal that was ultimately destined to fail. A year later, those troubles seem as old as Shakespeare. There’s a new cast and new attitudes from leftover characters and a general air of confidence coming from a unit that had its 2009 run ended abruptly by the hated Cowboys. The first act of this new production begins Sunday, when Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his bevy of receivers unleash their aerial assault at Lincoln FinanDon’t cial Field. Rodgers, the expect first of many topthis group flight quarterbacks the Eagles to be as see this seadistracted will son, has not faced these Eagles pass as last defenders. So, noyear’s. body really knows what to expect. “We don’t know what we have yet,” cornerback Asante Samuel said. “We think we know.” We, on the other hand, have only vague hopes and fears. When you walk into the Eagles’ locker room at the NovaCare Complex, the stalls immediately to the right are occupied by the cornerbacks and safeties. For years, it was where Brian Dawkins, Lito Sheppard, and Sheldon Brown reigned. Now, the leading actors are cornerbacks Samuel and Ellis Hobbs and safeties Quintin Mikell and rookie Nate Allen. Hobbs is a new starter, and Allen is new to everything Eagles. But the most significant off-season move may have been the first, when the Eagles parted ways with defensive backs coach Brian Stewart and hired the venerable Dick Jauron. The players like him, and he sets the mood of the group. “It’s just his personality and the way he treats us as men,” Hobbs said. “He’s totally honest.” According to several of the backs, this group has put aside selfish concerns and individual accomplishments that hampered the unit last year. And while Samuel, who publicly set a goal of 10 interceptions last season, has a target number in his head for this year, too, he also busted a gut this off-season to improve his tackling and strength. That’s a good thing. Don’t expect these players to be as

ROSS D. FRANKLIN / Associated Press

Green Bay cornerback Charles Woodson intercepted nine passes, three for touchdowns, last season.

EAGLEKEYS By Jonathan Tamari


ere are some key matchups that may determine Sunday’s game:

Eagles DE Trent Cole vs. Packers T Chad Clifton

Cole said he wants an NFL record 23 sacks this year. He starts that hunt against a team that gave up a league-worst 51 sacks in 2009. Brandon Graham could apply pressure, too, but Cole is the proven commodity. The Eagles need him to harass Aaron Rodgers and slow the Packers’ passing game. To get there, Cole has to beat Clifton, a 34-year-old veteran.

Eagles QB Kevin Kolb vs. Packers secondary

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Ellis Hobbs (31), now a leading actor for the Eagles at cornerback, tried to

upstage Jordan Norwood at Flight Night practice, but Norwood made the catch. A November neck injury ended the ex-Patriot’s season early last year. distracted as last year’s secondary. Those guys were a different breed. Brown, a talented cornerback but a contrarian by nature, showed an uneasiness (strife) in the locker room that was exacerbated by his unhappiness with his contract situation. He was traded away to Cleveland for it. The same ill infected Mikell for a time, too. Normally the most amicable of players, he let his expiring contract affect his demeanor. And it was obvious that he also allowed the loss of Dawkins (sorrow) to influence him, especially on the field, as he was most directly affected. Quintin Demps had the first try to win Dawkins’ old spot. He whiffed and annoyed the coaches with some untimely remarks about trying harder had he known the competition was open. He spent the rest of the season lost in a netherworld of injuries and the inactive list. He’s gone now. Rookie Macho Harris and veteran Sean Jones split most of the time at free safety in relief of Demps, but they failed because Harris was new to the position and Jones was new to the scheme. They are gone, too. Cornerback Joselio Hanson endured a four-game suspension (scandal) for performance-enhancing drugs, and the nickel back wasn’t the same player when he returned. He’s

back for another try at winning a bigger piece of the pie. Nestled in the corner of the locker room, virtually unnoticed last year, was Hobbs. The Eagles had traded for the cornerback after he spent the previous few years as a starter in New England. When he got to Philadelphia, he ended up sitting behind Brown and kept mostly to himself until a November neck injury ended his season. In the middle of everything, of course, was Samuel, he of the $57 million contract. But he, too, despite collecting nine interceptions and a Pro Bowl appearance, was hearing it from all directions for his suspect tackling. It was a tough year, and the end result was a pass defense that was one of the worst ever under coach Andy Reid. The unit ranked 17th in the league and surrendered 27 passing touchdowns. As Mikell said, “We just got our asses whupped.” It’s a year later, and there are new actors and new attitudes. The reviews may not end up being better, but at least the script has changed. Contact staff writer Jeff McLane at 215-854-4745 or Follow him on Twitter at

Eagles S Nate Allen vs. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

The Eagles have their own rookie starting in the secondary. At safety, Allen will have to make coverage adjustments and will often be the last line of defense against the big-play Rodgers.

Eagles takeaways vs. Packers takeaways

The Packers led the NFL with 40 takeaways last season and were also the best at protecting the ball, giving up only 16 turnovers. The Eagles finished a close third in takeaways, with 38. They tied for seventh in fewest turnovers, losing the ball 23 times. (Their plus-15 differential was second best, after Green Bay). If the game turns into a shoot-out, an ill-timed turnover could be the difference.

There’s good news and bad news for Kolb as he looks over the Packers’ defensive backs. The good news: They’re missing two starters, cornerback Al Harris and safety Atari Bigby. They will be replaced by rookie safety Morgan Burnett, a third-round draft pick, and reserve cornerback Tramon Williams, who ranked second last year in yards conceded on pass interference, according to Football YONG KIM / Staff Photographer Outsiders. Rookie Sam Tackle Winston Justice (left) should have Shields, an undrafted primary responsibility for Clay Matthews. free agent, is likely to play nickel back. Eagles T Winston Justice vs. Enticing. Except ... The bad news: The secondary Packers LB Clay Matthews still has Pro Bowlers Charles Matthews, an outside linebacker, Woodson (nine interceptions in had 10 sacks as a rookie to lead the 2009) and Nick Collins (four). Packers. This summer, the team moved him from the left side of Kolb vs. Packers defensive their 3-4 formation to the right to coordinator Dom Capers separate him from defensive end There will be a big difference Cullen Jenkins, the team’s top pass for Kolb between watching a blitz rusher on the front line. The change from the sideline and seeing it is aimed at creating headaches on come at him as he tries to find a each side of the offense. Eagles right tackle Winston Jusreceiver. As he begins his career as a starter, expect defensive coor- tice should have primary responsidinators, starting with Capers, to bility against Matthews, though it’s a throw all manner of wrinkles at good bet that he’ll get some help Kolb. from tight end Brent Celek, the Eagles’ running backs, and maybe Eagles LB Stewart Bradley even receivers such as the gritty Jason Avant. vs. Packers TE Jermichael


Finley, a 6-foot-5 tight end who can run, emerged as a big-time target late in 2009. The Eagles are welcoming back Bradley, a 6-4 linebacker who can run. Expect to see Bradley checking Finley on some routes in the middle off the field. His fellow linebackers and safeties will also chip in, and so might the cornerbacks, when the versatile Finley lines up outside. Whoever is doing the coverage, they’ll need to stick close.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson vs. Packers punt coverage

The Packers tied for last in the league in 2009 in net punting (34.1 yards per punt) and gave up 10.1 yards per return, tied for seventhworst. That could mean big opportunities for DeSean Jackson, if he handles returns. Special- teams coordinator Bobby April said “there’s a good chance” he will, but coach Andy Reid was noncommittal.

Contact staff writer Jonathan Tamari at 215-854-5214 or

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he Eagles are going to look great on Sunday. I guarantee it. No, I’m not promising that Kevin Kolb will be a stud. I have no idea if the offensive line will get it together. My thoughts on Brandon Graham? Just a hair better than a wild guess. But I do know that the Eagles will be wearing their classic kelly green uniforms Sunday, and I also know that they are awesome. The Eagles should embrace the old-school upgrades and return to them for good. Who would miss the dour midnight green, adopted at a time when “forest” green was mistakenly cool? I know, taking fashion ad-

vice from a sportswriter is like taking legal advice from Roger Clemens. But just look at the Eagles’ NFL brethren: The Giants, Jets, and 49ers have all adopted clean, vintage motifs full time, and all look better for it. Even the Patriots, when they rock their red and white throwbacks, add an attractive veneer to Bill Belichick’s dark inner workings. In an era when retro rules, when stylish Adidas has an entire “Originals” line that mimics the fashionable designs of the past, the Eagles should take note. While their next-generation roster looks to the future, the organization’s “look” should go back.


he question has been asked since the Eagles traded Donovan McNabb, since the schedule was released, since the end of the minicamp, since the start of training camp and since the end of the preseason: What’s the Eagles’ record going to be this season? Each time the response was the same: “The prediction will come right before the season.” Well, here we are. At first a mark of 10-6 seemed fair. This, after all, was a team that finished 11-5 with a playoff berth a season ago. But only one of those wins was against a team with a winning record, and two season-ending lopsided losses to Dallas made

it clear that 11-5 was a bit of a mirage. And then the schedule was released, a 16-game stretch that is teed up early but has a Pebble Beach-like finish against a number of playoff contenders. All of a sudden, 9-7 looked good. And then the Eagles practiced, and they played, and the flaws became more pronounced: A first-year starting quarterback who is going to take his lumps, an offensive line that has yet to play as one, and a defense with question marks at free safety, right cornerback, and weak-side and middle linebacker. They’ll be some good, some bad, some ugly, and 8-8 sounds about right.

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


As in, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers threw for more than 4,000 yards in each of his first two seasons as a starter. That shows two things to the Eagles. One, they will need to shut down Rodgers and his receivers if they hope to keep this one close. Two, it could be a field day for Eagles CB Asante Samuel. The more No. 12 throws the ball, the more 22 may pick it off.


As in, the Packers had the top rushing defense in the NFL last season. This fact will likely be crucial on Sunday because defenses that stop the run tend to put opposing offenses in plenty of third-and-longs, and that can’t be good for Eagles QB Kevin Kolb and his quest for passing consistency. Look for the Birds to pass often on first down — there’s a shock! — to keep away from third and 9.



As in, that’s how many Eagles are 25 years old or younger. That can mean several things. The young Birds — average age 25.98 — will be fresh in the fourth quarter when the Packers veterans begin to get weary. Or that the young Birds will give little mind to the Packers’ glorious history. Or, and this is what worries coach Andy Reid most, the young Birds will make plenty of costly mistakes. Will youth

YONG KIM / Staff Photographer

DeSean Jackson will surely be a focus of the Packers’ defense. If he can break one early, Green Bay may not be so quick to blitz quarterback Kevin Kolb.


be served or serve up a doozy? As in, the Birds never lost last season when they led at the half. That says a lot about their much-maligned 2009 defense. At least it could hold a lead. With the Packers’ big-play capability, that ability will be vital in this game. So look for Andy Reid to come out firing. No waiting for Eagles QB Kevin Kolb to find himself in the second half. The Birds needs points in a hurry.


As in, count on Eagles WR DeSean Jackson to be the apple of Dom Capers’ eye. The defensive coordinator for the Packers certainly knows that 10 of Jackson’s 12 TD passes last season went for 35

yards or longer. Eight of the 10 went for an NFL-record 50 yards or more. Yes, that was last season, and Kevin Kolb is not Donovan McNabb. But if Jackson can break one early, Capers will be sure to think twice before calling those all-out blitzes that Kolb fears most.


As in, spots traded up by the Eagles to select DE Brandon Graham in the 2010 draft. So far, Graham has not disappointed. He won the starting job at left end and has entertained fans and teammates alike with his colorful play and even more colorful tweets. Linemate Trent Cole compares Graham to Colts star DE Dwight Freeney. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will share his view after the game. — Gary Miles

EAGLEEYE Things to watch on and off the field Here are some things — on and off the field — that you may want to keep an eye on:

More fines

What kind of touchdown celebrations have the Eagles cooked up? Last year, after tight end Brent Celek scored, a group of players circled center Jamaal Jackson and either hopped or flopped to the ground when he spiked the football. The celebration resulted in $60,000 worth of fines.

Repeating the past

Will Chuck Bednarik, during the on-field celebration honoring the 1960 Eagles championship squad, run over to the Packers’ sideline and first tackle and then sit on injured cornerback Al Harris because he sees his No. 31 jersey and thinks it’s Jim Taylor? Concrete Charlie did that to Taylor to close out the ’60 title game.

Take a knee

Eagles center Jamaal Jackson hasn’t played against live competition since

quarterback Kevin Kolb. Defenses will be looking for him in 2010.

December. He says his surgically repaired anterior cruciate ligament, torn Dec. 27, is healthy and ready to go. His first assignment: 6-foot-2, 337-pound nose tackle B.J. Raji.

The rookies

Eagles safety Nate Allen and defensive end Where’s Vick? Brandon Graham Michael Vick’s speed is back. are starting the With a full off-season to prepare, first games of Vick appears to have regained their NFL much of the quickness that made careers, and both Brandon Graham the quarterback such a running have important threat in earlier years. But how exactly roles to play in slowing the Packers’ will the Eagles use him? passing attack.

Wrap ’em up

The first thing defensive coordinator Sean McDermott emphasized at training camp was tackling. He was frank about the failures he saw last year in one of the most basic skills on defense. Has an off-season of work cured the problems?

Dialing up No. 87

Tight end Brent Celek led the team in receptions in a breakout 2009 and has a close personal relationship with



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Eagles Roster


As in, the Packers’ record under coach Mike McCarthy in the first road game of the season. Sure, these kind of numbers can mean anything if you spin them one way or another. Indeed, the Packers may be due to lose a road opener under MM. On the other hand, many players say they use these numbers, like ritual superstitions, to bolster their confidence. And 4-0 is a pretty good confidence-builder for a pretty good Packers team. Too late to shift to Lambeau Field?

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Move over No. 4

Eagles QB Kevin Kolb said he won’t mind if Michael Vick replaces him now and then. But check out Kolb’s expression if No. 7 replaces No. 4 in too may key situations.

Pam Oliver

The Fox sideline reporter had a testy exchange with Donovan McNabb. Here’s hoping she gets off on the right foot with Kolb. — Jonathan Tamari and Jeff McLane

Player Jeremy Maclin Jason Peters Todd Herremans Jamaal Jackson Nick Cole Winston Justice Brent Celek DeSean Jackson Leonard Weaver LeSean McCoy Kevin Kolb

No. 54 98 97 58 50 55 56 22 31 27 29

Player Brandon Graham Mike Patterson Brodrick Bunkley Trent Cole Ernie Sims Stewart Bradley Akeem Jordan Asante Samuel Ellis Hobbs Quintin Mikell Nate Allen


Wt. 198 340 321 325 350 320 255 175 250 208 218

No. 85 76 73 63 71 65 88 80 12 25 35

Player Greg Jennings Chad Clifton Daryn Colledge Scott Wells Josh Sitton Mark Tauscher Jermichael Finley Donald Driver Aaron Rodgers Ryan Grant Korey Hall

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

Wt. 268 300 306 270 230 258 230 185 195 203 210

No. 79 90 77 52 50 56 59 21 38 42 36

Player Ryan Pickett B.J. Raji Cullen Jenkins Clay Matthews A.J. Hawk Nick Barnett Brad Jones Charles Woodson Tramon Williams Morgan Burnett Nick Collins


Wt. 200 225 265 215 222 185 200 225 207 183 184 195 250 242 251 263 236 229 358 330 333 250 314 315 212 252 220 322 270 304 235

No. 2 8 10 16 22 24 26 29 30 32 33 37 45 51 54 55 58 61 67 70 72 74 75 81 83 86 87 89 91 96 98


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Wt. 198 320 308 300 318 320 247 194 225 222 236

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

Wt. 340 337 305 255 247 236 242 202 191 209 207

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Special teams and reserves

Special teams and reserves Player David Akers Mike Kafka Sav Rocca Michael Vick Riley Cooper Joselio Hanson Dimitri Patterson Mike Bell Eldra Buckley Trevard Lindley Jorrick Calvin Kurt Coleman Jon Dorenbos Jamar Chaney Antwan Barnes D. Te’o-Nesheim Moise Fokou Keenan Clayton Max Jean-Gilles King Dunlap Austin Howard Juqua Parker Reggie Wells Mike McGlynn Jason Avant Clay Harbor Hank Baskett Antonio Dixon Darryl Tapp Trevor Laws Omar Gaither


Offensive starters Ht. 6-0 6-4 6-6 6-4 6-0 6-6 6-4 5-10 6-0 5-11 6-3

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Packers Roster

Offensive starters No. 18 71 79 67 59 74 87 10 43 25 4

No. 2 3 6 7 14 21 23 26 34 35 38 42 46 49 51 52 53 57 62 65 68 75 76 77 81 82 84 90 91 93 96


Player Mason Crosby Tim Masthay Matt Flynn Brett Swain Pat Lee Jarrett Bush Charlie Peprah Derrick Martin John Kuhn Brandon Jackson Brandon Underwood Sam Shields Quinn Johnson Brady Poppinga Brandon Chillar Desmond Bishop Frank Zombo Brett Goode Nick McDonald T.J. Lang Jason Spitz Marshall Newhouse Bryan Bulaga Andrew Quarless Tom Crabtree Donald Lee Jordy Nelson James Jones Justin Harrell Mike Neal C.J. Wilson


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

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2009 Eagles Statistics

2009 Packers Statistics

Avg. PASSING Att. Cm. Yd. TD Gn. McNabb 443 267 3553 22 8.02 Kolb 96 62 741 4 7.72 Vick 13 6 86 1 6.62 Westbrook 1 0 0 0 0.00 EAGLES 553 335 4380 27 7.92 OPP. 580 354 3778 27 6.51 RUSHING No. Yds. Avg. Lg. TD L. McCoy 155 637 4.1 66t 4 Weaver 70 323 4.6 41t 2 Westbrook 61 274 4.5 25 1 McNabb 37 140 3.8 27 2 De. Jackson 11 137 12.5 67t 1 Vick 24 95 4.0 34 2 Buckley 15 44 2.9 9 1 Kolb 5 -1 -0.2 5 1 Garcia 3 -2 -0.7 0 0 Re. Brown 1 -3 -3.0 -3 0 Maclin 2 -7 -3.5 -1 0 EAGLES 384 1637 4.3 67t 14 OPP. 413 1675 4.1 72 11 RECEIVING No. Yds. Avg. Lg. TD Celek 76 971 12.8 47t 8 De. Jackson 63 1167 18.5 71t 9 Maclin 55 762 13.9 56 4 Avant 41 587 14.3 58 3 L. McCoy 40 308 7.7 45 0 Westbrook 25 181 7.2 34 1 Weaver 15 140 9.3 59 2 Re. Brown 9 155 17.2 43 0 Curtis 6 77 12.8 19 0 EAGLES 335 4380 13.1 71t 27 OPP. 354 3778 10.7 86t 27 INTS. No. Yds. Avg. Lg. TD Samuel 9 117 13.0 37 0 S. Brown 5 152 30.4 83t 1 Jo. Hanson 2 8 4.0 6 0 S. Jones 2 37 18.5 37 0 A. Jordan 2 14 7.0 11 0 Mikell 2 16 8.0 16 0 Demps 1 12 12.0 12 0 T. White 1 5 5.0 5 0 Witherspoon 1 9 9.0 9t 1 EAGLES 25 370 14.8 83t 2 OPPONENTS13 131 10.1 97t 1 SACKS T. Cole 12.5; Ju. Parker 8.0; D. Howard 6.5; Clemons 3.0; Babin 2.5; Abiamiri 2.0; O. Gaither 1.5; M. Patterson 1.5; Bunkley 1.0; A. Dixon 1.0; Gocong 1.0; S. Jones 1.0; A. Jordan 1.0; W. Witherspoon 1.0; Jo. Hanson 0.5. EAGLES 44.0 OPPONENTS 38.0 Gross PUNTING No. Yds. Avg. Lg. Blk. Rocca 76 3202 42.1 61 0 EAGLES 76 3202 42.1 61 0 OPPONENTS80 3604 45.1 64 0 PUNT RT. No. FC Yds. Avg. Lg. TD Jackson 29 15 441 15.2 85t 2 Maclin 6 4 30 5.0 27 0 EAGLES 35 19 471 13.5 85t 2 OPP. 39 15 229 5.9 26 0 KICK RET. No. Yds. Avg. Lg. TD E. Hobbs 20 481 24.1 63 0 Mac. Harris 19 394 20.7 32 0 Maclin 7 124 17.7 28 0 EAGLES 58 1191 20.5 63 0 OPP. 81 1907 23.5 52 0 KICKING XP-A FG-A Pts. Akers 43-45 32-37 139 EAGLES 43-45 3-37 139 OPPONENTS 38-38 21-24 101 START TEAM STATS Eagles Opponent TOTAL POINTS ……429 337 TOUCHDOWNS …………47 39 Rushing …………………14 11 Passing …………………27 27 Returns ……………………6 1 FIRST DOWNS ……290 295 Rushing …………………87 81 Passing …………………182 179 By penalty ……………21 35 3d-conversions …75-207 73-221 3d-efficiency…………36.2% 33.0% 4th-conversions ……6-14 17-30 4th-efficiency ……42.9% 56.7% 5137 YARDS (net) ………5726 Average per game …357.9 321.1 Average per play ……8.0 6.7 YARDS RUSHING …1637 1675 Average per game …102.3 104.7 Total rushes ……………384 413 Average per play ……4.3 4.1 YARDS PASSING …4089 3462 Average per game …255.6 216.4 Sacked-yards lost 38-291 44-316 Complete-attempts 335-553 354-580 Pct. complete ………60.6% 61.0% Had intercepted…………13 25 Punts-average ……76-42.1 80-45.1 Fumbles-lost ………23-10 25-13 Time of possession 28:15 31:45

Avg. PASSING Att. Cm. Yd. TD Gain Rodgers 541 350 4434 30 8.20 Flynn 12 7 58 0 4.83 PACKERS 553 357 4492 30 8.12 OPP. 540 294 3450 29 6.39 RUSHING No. Yds. Avg. Lg. TD R. Grant 282 1253 4.4 62t 11 Rodgers 58 316 5.4 35 5 A. Green 41 160 3.9 26 1 B. Jackson 37 111 3.0 9 2 D. Wynn 6 19 3.2 6 0 Kuhn 8 18 2.3 5 1 Driver 1 13 13.0 13 0 Flynn 5 -5 -1.0 -1 0 PACKERS 438 1885 4.3 62t 20 OPP. 371 1333 3.6 42 5 RECEIVING No. Yds. Avg. Lg. TD Driver 70 1061 15.2 71t 6 G. Jennings 68 1113 16.4 83t 4 Finley 55 676 12.3 62t 5 D. Lee 37 260 7.0 19 1 Jam. Jones 32 440 13.8 74t 5 R. Grant 25 197 7.9 27 0 J. Nelson 22 320 14.5 51 2 B. Jackson 21 187 8.9 17 1 Havner 7 112 16.0 45t 4 Kuhn 7 47 6.7 14 2 K. Hall 5 41 8.2 13 0 A. Green 3 18 6.0 12 0 Q. Johnson 2 4 2.0 4 0 D. Wynn 2 19 9.5 11 0 PACKERS 357 4492 12.6 83t 30 OPP. 294 3450 11.7 68 29 INTS. No. Yds. Avg. Lg. TD Woodson 9 179 19.9 45t 3 N. Collins 6 110 18.3 31 0 Bigby 4 14 3.5 14 0 Tram.Williams 4 94 23.5 67 0 A. Harris 2 29 14.5 29 0 Hawk 2 42 21.0 29 0 J. Bush 1 3 3.0 3 0 C. Jenkins 1 4 4.0 4 0 Jolly 1 2 2.0 2 0 PACKERS 30 477 15.9 67 3 OPPONENTS 8 171 21.4 80 1 SACKS C. Matthews 10.0; C. Jenkins 4.5; Barnett 4.0; B. Jones 4.0; Kampman 3.5; Chillar 2.0; Woodson 2.0; N. Collins 1.0; A. Harris 1.0; Hawk 1.0; Jolly 1.0; Poppinga 1.0; Raji 1.0; Tram. Williams 1.0. PACKERS 37.0 OPPONENTS 51.0 Gross PUNTING No. Yds. Avg. Lg. Blk. Kapinos 66 2891 43.8 58 1 PACKERS 67 2891 43.1 58 1 OPPONENTS74 3329 45.0 64 0 PUNT RT. No. FC Yds. Avg. Lg. TD J. Nelson 17 6 90 5.3 14 0 Tr.Williams 13 5 135 10.4 45 0 Blackmon 3 1 11 3.7 6 0 Woodson 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 PACKERS 34 12 236 6.9 45 0 OPP. 40 7 403 10.1 60 0 KICK RET. No. Yds. Avg. Lg. TD J. Nelson 25 635 25.4 54 0 Blackmon 10 233 23.3 28 0 A. Green 9 196 21.8 37 0 PACKERS 54 1193 22.1 54 0 OPP. 80 1824 22.8 83 0 KICKING XP-A FG-A Pts. Crosby 48-49 27-36 129 PACKERS 48-49 27-36 129 OPPONENTS 34-34 13-17 73 START TEAM STATS Packers Opponent TOTAL POINTS ……461 297 TOUCHDOWNS …………54 36 Rushing ………………20 5 Passing …………………30 29 Returns ……………………4 2 FIRST DOWNS ……335 272 Rushing ………………102 68 Passing …………………201 168 By penalty ……………32 36 3d-conversions 103-219 76-211 3d-efficiency ………37.0% 36.0% 4th-conversions ………3-9 10-25 4th-efficiency ……33.3% 40.0% 4551 YARDS (net) ………6065 Average per game …379.1 284.4 Average per play ……7.6 6.8 YARDS RUSHING …1885 1333 Average per game …117.8 83.3 Total rushes …………438 371 Average per play ……4.3 3.6 YARDS PASSING …4180 3218 Average per game …261.3 2011 Sacked-yards lost …51-312 37-232 Complete-attempts 357-553 294-540 Pct. complete ………64.6% 54.4% Had intercepted …………8 30 Punts-average ……67-43.1 74-45.0 Fumbles-lost ………20-8 24-10 Time of possession 33:03 26:57

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Starting may not be a snap for Kolb

EAGLES from E1 good or bad — on Kolb’s first game as the full-time starter. “If you try to get ahead and you start looking at the year, your career, where we’re going be in Week 8, you just get caught up in it, and it hinders you,” Kolb said. That’s why Kolb’s outing against the Chiefs in his final preseason game — in which he completed just 11 of 25 passes and tossed an interception — was such a valuable lesson. The Eagles’ offensive coaches acknowledged Kolb’s struggles but were hardly ready to reverse course and hand the keys to Michael Vick. This will likely be a season of patience as the young quarterback manages the highs and the lows. “You have to play those [tough] scenarios out in your head because they’re going to be there,” Kolb said. “But I’m thinking positively. … You just forget about it, move on, and go make something positive out of it.” Kolb’s counterpart on the Packers is the quarterback he’s been compared to most. And because of their similar situations, it is a fair comparison. Aaron Rodgers, like Kolb, was drafted early, even though his team still had a productive franchise quarterback. For three years, Rodgers sat behind Brett Favre just as Kolb sat behind Donovan McNabb as the two veterans continued to produce. And then, when both teams finally decided to move on from their franchise quarterbacks, it came before the fourth season for Rodgers and Kolb. Rodgers’ first year under center as starter did not come without its valleys. After Green Bay won its first two games, it lost 10 of its next 13 and finished 6-10. In the fourth game of the season, Rodgers completed just 14 of 27 passes and threw three interceptions. “Defensive coordinators spend a little extra time in their preparation trying to figure out looks that the quarterback really hadn’t seen yet,” Rodgers said. “It does take a while to finally feel real, real comfortable, to where the game is completely slowing down for you.” Coach Mike McCarthy said the Packers weren’t convinced Rodgers was their man until they sat back and examined the entire 2008 season. Despite the losing record, Rodgers improved each week. He returned last season, produced statistically one of the better seasons in recent memory, and guided the Packers into the playoffs. “I’d like to tell you I knew right away that he was ready,” McCarthy said. “But there’s things you don’t find out until they actually play in games — the ability to handle adversity, the ability to bounce back weekto-week. It’s a grind physically, the pounding a quarterback takes over a 16-game season.” It may take more than one season, an Eagles coach cautioned, before Kolb can effectively be judged. It wasn’t until Brett Favre’s third season as the starting quarterback before Packers coaches were completely committed to the swashbuckler. Just because Eagles coaches are preaching patience, that doesn’t mean Kolb will be handed just a sliver of what is a large playbook. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said that Kolb’s three-year apprenticeship would not require simplification. The Eagles, in fact, are likely to come out with guns blazing. But there’s always the chance of an early backfire. And that may be difficult to sell in this championship-starved, winnow town, even from the contingent that glorified Kolb just because he wasn’t McNabb. “I have the blinders on anyway,” Kolb said. “I just try to focus in on what we do here and try not to listen to them too much. … Those are the expectations. Although it may not happen right away, we’re going to go through some rough patches.”

Contact staff writer Jeff McLane at 215-854-4745 or Follow him on Twitter at

Sunday, September 12, 2010


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Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is back in action. The Jets host Baltimore on Monday.


Denver at Jacksonville

1 p.m. LINE: Jaguars by 3. Josh McDaniels needs a solid season to retain his job as Broncos coach.

Oakland at Tennessee

1 p.m. LINE: Titans by 6 Titans RB Chris Johnson gets 200 yards to open his quest for a second 2,000-yard season.

Miami at Buffalo

1 p.m. LINE: Dolphins by 3 Former Penn State DT Jared Odrick should have a huge role in Miami’s 3-4 defense.

Carolina at New York Giants

1 p.m., Fox29 LINE: Giants by 61/2 DE Julius Peppers is gone, and the Panthers aren’t going to miss him.

Cincinnati at New England

Arizona at St. Louis

1 p.m., CBS3 LINE: Patriots by 51/2 T.O., Ochocinco, Brady, and Moss. What more do you want?

4:15 p.m. LINE: Cardinals by 31/2 Rams’ Sam Bradford isn’t ready. No rookie QB is in Week 1.

Cleveland at Tampa Bay

San Francisco at Seattle

1 p.m. LINE: Buccaneers by 3 Can QB Jake Delhomme hang onto the football? If he had in Carolina, he wouldn’t be in Cleveland now.

Indianapolis at Houston

1 p.m. LINE: Colts by 2 The Texans are 1-15 against the Colts and can’t be for real until that changes.

Detroit at Chicago

1 p.m. LINE: Bears by 61/2 Bears QB Jay Cutler will be much improved with coach Mike Martz in his ear.

Atlanta at Pittsburgh

1 p.m. LINE: Falcons by 11/2 Steelers QB Dennis Dixon is no Ben Roethlisberger.

4:15 p.m. LINE: 49ers by 3 The Matt Hasselbeck watch begins today.

Dallas at Washington

8:20 p.m., NBC10 LINE: Cowboys by 31/2 Anything going on in this one? Anyone special playing? What’s his name again?


Baltimore at New York Jets

7 p.m., ESPN LINE: Jets by 21/2 With Darrelle Revis back, the Jets have no excuses. None.

San Diego at Kansas City

10:15 p.m., ESPN LINE: Chargers by 41/2 Even with Pro Bowlers Vincent Jackson and Marcus McNeill holding out, the Chargers should win.

Commentary By Phil Sheridan

Reid is in a familiar spot REID from E1 ic Reid and the Eagles applied in deciding to move McNabb would apply equally as well to the coach himself. Things had gotten stale? Tired of hitting the same wall, year after year? Sometimes change, even hard change, is necessary? It was time to try someone new? In making the decision, McNabb’s contributions to the team over the last decade counted for nothing. That’s how it has to be. All that mattered was what the Eagles projected him doing for the next three or four years. And they — meaning Reid — decided Kolb gave the team as good or better a chance to win a Super Bowl. By the same logic then, Reid gets a thank-you note and nothing more for his role in those very same accomplishments and shortcomings. The five seasons since that trip to the Super Bowl have produced one unlikely run to the NFC title game and, more recently, the most humiliating playoff loss of Reid’s tenure. By hitting the eject button on McNabb, Reid cleared his own ledger as surely as if the Eagles had just hired him anew. In a sense, he’s more like Mike Shanahan starting over in Washington than he is like Bill Belichick or Tom Coughlin trying to get their teams back to the top of the mountain. Shanahan won a couple of Super Bowls in Denver.

That counts as little to Washington fans as Bill Parcells’ rings did in Dallas. Shanahan will and should be judged on what he does from here on out. Same with Reid. His first six A-plus years — four division titles, four trips to the final four, one NFC title — bought him these last five B-minus years and the freeplay card he has now cashed in. So 2010 is like 2000 all over again, with a couple of important differences. In 2000, the Eagles’ defense was peopled mainly by players Reid inherited and coached by the savvy veteran Jim Johnson. In 2010, every player has been drafted or otherwise acquired on Reid’s watch. The coordinator is Sean McDermott, Reid’s handpicked choice to take over after Johnson’s death last year. In 2000, McNabb had to run Reid’s West Coast-style offense with a so-so supporting cast that was learning on the job along with the QB. In 2010, Kolb steps into the huddle with the best set of skill players Reid has assembled during his tenure here. Somewhere along the way, rather late for McNabb, the coach discovered that speed and skill do not violate the purity of the West Coast offense. Meanwhile, the 2010 offense has evolved quite a long way from that Mike Holmgren-derived system of 2000. It is funny to hear people tout Kolb as

a better fit for the West Coast offense, because the Eagles haven’t run a pure West Coast offense in ages. Knowing Reid, he would love to shock skeptics with a strong start to this new era. It was in 2000, McNabb’s second year, that Reid threw down that stunning onside kick in the season opener in Dallas. Or think of 2002, when McNabb broke his ankle. Everyone thought the Eagles would be more conservative with Koy Detmer and A.J. Feeley taking over, but Reid came out gunning. That’s what he’ll want to do as the Kolb era begins Sunday afternoon. The 2000 Eagles went 11-5 and won a playoff game with Charles Johnson and Torrance Small starting at wide receiver. Because Duce Staley got hurt, Darnell Autry led the team in carries. The defense was very good. There was hope for great things to come. That is the bar Reid set for himself. A decade later, he will try to clear it with Kolb, some powerful offensive weapons, a young defense, and a pretty unforgiving schedule. Can these Eagles be as successful? Reid will be judged by the answer. Contact columnist Phil Sheridan at 215-854-2844 or Read his recent work at

PASSING Brees, NOR Favre, MIN Rodgers, GBY Romo, DAL Warner, ARI E. Manning, NYG McNabb, EAGLES J. Campbell, WAS Ale. Smith, SNF M. Ryan, ATL Cutler, CHI Hasselbeck, SEA Bulger, STL Stafford, DET Freeman, TAM Delhomme, CAR

Att. Com. 514 363 531 363 541 350 550 347 513 339 509 317 443 267 507 327 372 225 451 263 555 336 488 293 247 140 377 201 291 159 321 178

TOUCHDOWNS TD Rush Rec A. Peterson, MIN 18 18 0 Ve. Davis, SNF 13 0 13 Fitzgerald, ARI 13 0 13 Gore, SNF 13 10 3 Jackson, EAGLES 12 1 9 Austin, DAL 11 0 11 R. Grant, GBY 11 11 0 Shiancoe, MIN 11 0 11 J. Stewart, CAR 11 10 1 R. White, ATL 11 0 11 KICK SCORING PAT FG Akers, EAGLES 43/45 32/37 Longwell, MIN 54/55 26/28 Crosby, GBY 48/49 27/36 Tynes, NYG 45/45 27/32 Gould, CHI 33/33 24/28 Mare, SEA 28/28 24/26 Kasay, CAR 31/32 22/27 Folk, DAL 36/36 18/28 Carney, NOR 50/52 13/17 Ja. Hanson, DET 25/25 21/28 RECEIVING No. Yds Avg St. Smith, NYG 107 1220 11.4 Fitzgerald, ARI 97 1092 11.3 Witten, DAL 94 1030 11.0 R. White, ATL 85 1153 13.6 Boldin, ARI 84 1024 12.2 S. Rice, MIN 83 1312 15.8 T. Gonzalez, ATL 83 867 10.4 Austin, DAL 81 1320 16.3 Houshmandzdh, SEA 79 911 11.5 Ve. Davis, SNF 78 965 12.4 RUSHING Att. Yds. Avg. S. Jackson, STL 324 1416 4.4 A. Peterson, MIN 314 1383 4.4 R. Grant, GBY 282 1253 4.4 J. Stewart, CAR 221 1133 5.1 Gore, SNF 229 1120 4.9 DeA. Williams, CAR 216 1117 5.2 M. Barber, DAL 214 932 4.4 Forte, CHI 258 929 3.6 M. Turner, ATL 178 871 4.9 Jacobs, NYG 224 835 3.7 PUNTING No. Yds A. Lee, SNF 99 4711 B. Graham, ARI 86 4045 Do. Jones, STL 90 4212 J. Ryan, SEA 88 4068 McBriar, DAL 72 3249 J. Baker, CAR 76 3352 Kluwe, MIN 73 3202 Kapinos, GBY 66 2891 Morstead, NOR 58 2528 N. Harris, DET 74 3175 PUNT RETURN No. Yds Avg Jackson, EAGLES 29 441 15.2 Crayton, DAL 36 437 12.1 Amendola, STL 31 360 11.6 Reynaud, MIN 30 308 10.3 C. Smith, TAM 23 232 10.1 Weems, ATL 27 270 10.0 Munnerlyn, CAR 31 278 9.0 Northcutt, DET 22 189 8.6

Pct. 70.6 68.4 64.7 63.1 66.1 62.3 60.3 64.5 60.5 58.3 60.5 60.0 56.7 53.3 54.6 55.5

Ret 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 LG 52 52 52 52 52 47 50 51 46 50 LG 51 34t 69 90t 44 63 27 60t 53 73t LG 58 64t 62t 67t 80t 77 35 61 58t 31 LG 64 64 63 70 63 61 60 58 60 56 LG 85t 82t 56 36 21 28 37 43

Pts 108 78 78 78 72 66 66 66 66 66 Pts 139 132 129 126 105 100 97 90 89 88 TD 7 13 2 11 4 8 6 11 3 13 TD 4 18 11 10 10 7 7 4 10 5 Avg 47.6 47.0 46.8 46.2 45.1 44.1 43.9 43.8 43.6 42.9 TD 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Yds. 4388 4202 4434 4483 3753 4021 3553 3618 2350 2916 3666 3029 1469 2267 1857 2015

Avg. 8.54 7.91 8.20 8.15 7.32 7.90 8.02 7.14 6.32 6.47 6.61 6.21 5.95 6.01 6.38 6.28

TD 34 33 30 26 26 27 22 20 18 22 27 17 5 13 10 8

Pct. 6.6 6.2 5.5 4.7 5.1 5.3 5.0 3.9 4.8 4.9 4.9 3.5 2.0 3.4 3.4 2.5

LG 75t 63 83t 80t 45 74t 60t 84 73t 90t 71 53 50 75t 42t 52

Int 11 7 7 9 14 14 10 15 12 14 26 17 6 20 18 18

Pct. 2.1 1.3 1.3 1.6 2.7 2.8 2.3 3.0 3.2 3.1 4.7 3.5 2.4 5.3 6.2 5.6

Rating 109.6 107.2 103.2 97.6 93.2 93.1 92.9 86.4 81.5 80.9 76.8 75.1 70.7 61.0 59.9 59.4





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

403.8 399.4 379.6 379.1 366.0 357.9 344.4 340.4 331.1 316.8 312.4 310.3 299.0 290.8 287.5 279.4 Total

131.6 131.4 119.9 117.8 114.8 102.3 93.4 117.3 156.1 97.9 94.3 93.3 101.0 100.0 101.6 111.5 Rush

272.2 267.9 259.8 261.3 251.2 255.6 251.0 223.2 174.9 218.9 218.1 217.1 198.0 190.8 185.9 167.9 Pass

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

284.4 305.5 315.8 315.9 319.7 321.1 324.9 326.4 337.8 346.4 348.9 356.4 357.8 365.6 372.8 392.1

83.3 87.1 124.8 90.5 112.4 104.7 110.8 97.0 126.4 112.8 106.8 111.0 122.2 158.2 137.6 126.6

201.1 218.4 191.0 225.4 207.3 216.4 214.1 229.4 211.4 233.7 242.1 245.4 235.6 207.4 235.3 265.6

KICK RETURN No. C. Smith, TAM 31 Knox, CHI 32 Harvin, MIN 42 Roby, NOR 42 D. Manning, CHI 28 J. Nelson, GBY 25 Weems, ATL 48 Amendola, STL 66 Stephns-Hwling, ARI 52 E. Hobbs, EAGLES 20 INTERCEPTIONS No. Sharper, NOR 9 Woodson, GBY 9 Samuel, EAGLES 9 N. Collins, GBY 6 Rdgers-Cromartie, ARI 6 Bowman, CHI 6 Grimes, ATL 6 SACKS Jar. Allen, MIN Wi. Smith, NOR T. Cole, EAGLES A. Carter, WAS Orakpo, WAS De. Ware, DAL Peppers, CAR

Yds Avg 902 29.1 927 29.0 1156 27.5 1154 27.5 744 26.6 635 25.4 1214 25.3 1618 24.5 1257 24.2 481 24.1 Yds 376 179 117 110 77 67 17

LG 83 102t 101t 97t 59 54 62 58 99t 63 LG 99t 45t 37 31 49t 39 11

TD 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 TD 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 No. 14.5 13.0 12.5 11.0 11.0 11.0 10.5

LG 81t 60t 80t 72t 81t 72t 87t 73 63 66t

Pct. Rating 1.9 104.4 2.4 100.5 2.8 99.9 2.6 98.6 2.3 96.2 2.4 88.9 2.2 86.8 2.8 83.6 1.9 83.5 2.7 82.8

2009 AFC Statistics PASSING P. Rivers, SND Roethlisberger, PIT P. Manning, IND Schaub, HOU Brady, NWE Flacco, BAL Orton, DEN C. Palmer, CIN Garrard, JAC V. Young, TEN TOUCHDOWNS Chr. Johnson, TEN Jones-Drew, JAC T. Jones, NYJ McGahee, BAL R. Moss, NWE Ri. Williams, MIA Addai, IND Tomlinson, SND Dal. Clark, IND B. Marshall, DEN Wayne, IND KICK SCORING Kaeding, SND Gostkowski, NWE Feely, NYJ Prater, DEN Je. Reed, PIT Bironas, TEN D. Carpenter, MIA Lindell, BUF K. Brown, HOU Succop, KAN RECEIVING Welker, NWE And. Johnson, HOU B. Marshall, DEN Wayne, IND Dal. Clark, IND H. Ward, PIT R. Moss, NWE S. Holmes, PIT Gates, SND R. Rice, BAL RUSHING Chr. Johnson, TEN T. Jones, NYJ Jones-Drew, JAC R. Rice, BAL Benson, CIN Ri. Williams, MIA Charles, KAN Mendenhall, PIT F. Jackson, BUF Moreno, DEN PUNTING Lechler, OAK Moorman, BUF B. Fields, MIA D. Colquitt, KAN Scifres, SND Zastudil, CLE McAfee, IND Koch, BAL Huber, CIN Turk, HOU PUNT RETURN Welker, NWE Cribbs, CLE Cosby, CIN E. Royal, DEN Jac. Jones, HOU Cotchery, NYJ Logan, PIT Leonhard, NYJ C. Carr, BAL

Att. Com. 486 317 506 337 571 393 583 396 565 371 499 315 541 336 466 282 516 314 259 152 TD Rush Rec 16 14 2 16 15 1 14 14 0 14 12 2 13 0 13 13 11 2 13 10 3 12 12 0 10 0 10 10 0 10 10 0 10 PAT FG 50/51 32/35 47/47 26/31 32/32 30/36 32/32 30/35 41/41 27/31 37/37 27/32 37/38 25/28 24/24 28/33 43/44 21/32 29/29 25/29 No. Yds Avg 123 1348 11.0 101 1569 15.5 101 1120 11.1 100 1264 12.6 100 1106 11.1 95 1167 12.3 83 1264 15.2 79 1248 15.8 79 1157 14.6 78 702 9.0 Att. Yds. Avg. 358 2006 5.6 331 1402 4.2 312 1391 4.5 254 1339 5.3 301 1251 4.2 241 1121 4.7 190 1120 5.9 242 1108 4.6 237 1062 4.5 247 947 3.8 No. Yds 96 4909 90 4192 75 3472 96 4361 52 2342 49 2188 64 2837 73 3188 86 3713 67 2866 No. Yds Avg 27 338 12.5 38 452 11.9 40 474 11.9 30 335 11.2 39 426 10.9 23 236 10.3 30 280 9.3 21 173 8.2 32 262 8.2

Pct. 65.2 66.6 68.8 67.9 65.7 63.1 62.1 60.5 60.9 58.7

Ret 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LG 55 53 55 51 46 53 52 56 56 53 LG 58 72t 75t 65t 80t 54 71t 57 56 63 LG 91t 71t 80t 59t 42 68t 76t 60 43 36 LG 70 73 66 70 65 60 60 60 61 62 LG 69 67t 60 71t 62 31 25 37 34

Pts 98 96 84 84 80 80 78 72 60 60 60 Pts 146 125 122 122 122 118 112 108 106 104 TD 4 9 10 10 10 6 13 5 8 1 TD 14 14 15 7 6 11 7 7 2 7 Avg 51.1 46.6 46.3 45.4 45.0 44.7 44.3 43.7 43.2 42.8 TD 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Yds. 4254 4328 4500 4770 4398 3613 3802 3094 3597 1879

Avg. 8.75 8.55 7.88 8.18 7.78 7.24 7.03 6.64 6.97 7.25

TD 28 26 33 29 28 21 21 21 15 10

Pct. 5.8 5.1 5.8 5.0 5.0 4.2 3.9 4.5 2.9 3.9

Int 9 12 16 15 13 12 12 13 10 7





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

397.3 383.1 371.3 363.1 360.1 351.4 351.2 341.4 337.6 336.6 321.0 309.1 303.2 273.9 266.1 260.2 Total

120.1 92.2 112.1 80.9 88.9 162.0 137.5 114.8 139.4 126.8 172.3 128.5 120.6 116.7 106.3 130.4 Rush

277.3 290.9 259.3 282.2 271.1 189.4 213.7 226.7 198.1 209.8 148.8 180.6 182.6 157.2 159.8 129.8 Pass

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

252.3 300.5 301.4 305.3 315.0 320.2 324.9 326.9 339.2 340.6 349.3 352.3 361.9 365.6 388.2 389.3

98.6 93.3 98.3 89.9 128.7 110.5 106.9 117.6 126.5 156.3 114.7 116.4 155.5 106.9 156.5 144.6

153.7 207.3 203.1 215.4 186.3 209.7 217.9 209.3 212.7 184.3 234.6 235.9 206.4 258.7 231.7 244.7

KICK RETURN Cribbs, CLE Logan, PIT Jac. Jones, HOU Webb, BAL Charles, KAN Ginn Jr., MIA Mi. Thomas, JAC F. Jackson, BUF Sproles, SND E. Royal, DEN INTERCEPTIONS Byrd, BUF Revis, NYJ J. Joseph, CIN L. Hall, CIN Finnegan, TEN Meriweather, NWE Goodman, DEN Bodden, NWE Flowers, KAN SACKS Dumervil, DEN Freeney, IND Woodley, PIT Ja. Harrison, PIT Schobel, BUF Banta-Cain, NWE Ro. Mathis, IND

No. 56 55 24 35 36 52 26 41 54 26 No. 9 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5

Yds Avg 1542 27.5 1466 26.7 638 26.6 918 26.2 925 25.7 1296 24.9 644 24.8 1014 24.7 1300 24.1 621 23.9 Yds 118 121 92 47 194 149 65 60 38

LG 103t 83 95t 95t 97t 101t 43 71 66 93t LG 37 67t 32 26 80 56 30 53t 33

TD 3 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 TD 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 No. 17.0 13.5 13.5 10.0 10.0 9.5 9.5

Sunday, September 12, 2010




Win in 1960 made Philly an Eagles town

1960 from E1 “When I went back to work after that game, I remember going into the little coffee shops around our office,” said Jim Gallagher, the former Eagles public-relations director who joined the team in 1948. “The only sports talk you used to hear was about the A’s [who had left for Kansas City in 1954] and the Phillies. Now, all of a sudden, they were talking about us.” In the 50 years since, that buzz has grown into a cacophony. Sunday, as they again meet Green Bay, this time in their Lincoln Financial Field opener to the 2010 season, the Eagles are arguably kings of the Philly hill and, by most any measure, one of the NFL’s most successful teams. Purchased for $250,000 in 1949, the Eagles, all these decades later, according to Forbes magazine are the league’s seventh most valuable franchise, with an estimated worth of $1.1 billion. Their rabid fans, simultaneously feared, loathed, and admired for their passion, fill the South Philadelphia stadium week after week. Thousands more wallow on season-ticket waiting lists. And, even as the Phillies shoot for a third straight World Series appearance, local chat rooms, sports sections, radio talk shows, and barrooms are inflamed with Eagles fever. Such green-hued fervor, many suggest, was born at the 1960 title game when Norm Van Brocklin, playing in his final NFL game, and Chuck Bednarik led Buck Shaw’s Eagles past a Packers team that was on the cusp of its dynastic run. “That ’60 game,” said Leo Carlin, the team’s longtime ticket manager whose Eagles career began that same day, “catapulted the whole situation.” According to Carlin, the Eagles had sold between 18,000 and 20,000 season tickets in 1960. A year later, buoyed by that title, the total jumped to 32,845. Total attendance increased from 286,301 to 412,318. From 1958 through 1960, their first three seasons at Franklin Field, the Eagles drew fewer than 40,000 fans for 13 of 18 games, topped 50,000 just three times, and once played before 18,315 paying customers. By contrast, in their final nine seasons there, despite a combined record of 40-80-6, they never again attracted fewer than 54,049 and regularly sold out. The passions ignited in many that day have never abated. “The championship was what did it,” said Bill Campbell, then the Eagles’ radio broadcaster. “That’s when things really started to take off.”

NFL’s turning point

It was, in large part, a case of good timing. The Eagles happened to win a title when the Phillies were baseball’s worst team and at the very moment the NFL itself was morphing into the behemoth of American sports. While the Colts’ overtime win over the Giants in the 1958 NFL championship usually gets the credit, it might be more accurate to cite that 1960 game — or certainly the events surrounding it — as the NFL’s real turning point. The chain of events began a year earlier at Franklin Field when commissioner Bert Bell suffered a fatal heart attack. Three months later, in January 1960, NFL owners, after 23 contentious ballots, selected Pete Rozelle as his replacement. As he watched the Eagles and Packers that day, Rozelle, more PR and media savvy than his predecessor, had already decided to relocate league headquarters from Bala Cynwyd to New York. Ten months after that game, as the Eagles were preparing to begin their title defense, Congress passed the Sports Broadcasting Act. It granted the NFL an antitrust exemption, authorized that its broadcasting rights be shared equally by all its teams, and permitted single-network TV contracts. Emboldened by the stability it ensured, Rozelle negotiated new TV deals. He got $4.5 million annually from CBS in 1961 for regular-season rights. That same year, NBC, which six years earlier had paid $100,000 to televise the NFL, won the championship-game rights for $615,000. More contracts, and much more money, would follow. The league’s new focus on television intensified. Ratings and interest grew quickly. By 1965, a national survey found that, for a first time, pro football, not baseball, was America’s favorite sport. Nowhere was that more evident than in Philadelphia. Eager to forget about the last-place Phillies, who would lose a record 23 consecutive games that summer, the locals leaped onto the post-1960 Eagles bandwagon. With few exceptions, and despite periods of unpopular ownership, incompetent coaches, and unremarkable talent, they’ve never disembarked.

Swashbuckling flair

Curiously, even though that 1960 Eagles-Packers title game was sold

CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer

Members of the 1960 Eagles NFL championship team pose Saturday for a team photo at Franklin Field, the site of their 17-13 win over Green Bay. After that game, Eagles ticket sales soared, despite the Birds’ lack of success.

The 1960 NFL Champion Eagles The Regular Season

Record: 10-2-0, 1st in the NFL East. Points scored: 321 points,

26.8 per game. 3d of 13 in the NFL. Points allowed: 246 points, 20.5 per game, 7th.

Game-by-game Sept. 25 L Cleveland Browns 41-24 Sept. 30 W at Dallas Cowboys 27-25 Oct. 9 W St. Louis Cardinals 31-27 Oct. 16 W Detroit Lions 28-10 Oct. 23 W at Cleveland Browns 31-29 Nov. 6 W Pittsburgh Steelers 34-7 Nov. 13 W Wash. Redskins 19-13 Nov. 20 W at New York Giants 17-10 Nov. 27 W New York Giants 31-23 Dec. 4 W at St. Louis Cardinals 20-6 Dec. 11 L at Pitt. Steelers 27-21 Dec. 18 W at Wash. Redskins 38-28 Playoffs Dec. 26 W Green Bay Packers 17-13

The Roster


Norm Van Brocklin Billy Ray Barnes Ted Dean Clarence Peaks Tommy Bednarik McDonald Pete Retzlaff Bobby Walston Jim McCusker John Wittenborn Jerry Huth Chuck Bednarik Stan Campbell J.D. Smith


The Eagles’ Ted Dean drives for the

winning touchdown against the Packers.


LDE Joe Robb LDT Jess Richardson RDT Ed Khayat RDE Marion Campbell LLB Bob Pellegrini MLB Chuck Weber Brookshier RLB Maxie Baughan LCB Jimmy Carr RCB Tom Brookshier LS Don Burroughs RS Bobby Freeman



Bobby Walston Norm Van Brocklin Average player age: 26.4 years Average player weight: 221 pounds Average player height: 6-feet-2

The Championship Game

Monday, December 26, 1960, at Franklin Field. 28 degrees, wind 10 m.p.h., wind chill 19 degrees.

4th: GNB: Max McGee 7-yard pass

from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick), 13-10. PHI: Ted Dean 5-yard rush (Bobby Walston kick), 17-13.

EAGLES INDIVIDUAL STATS Passing: Van Brocklin, 9 of 20, 204

yards, 1 TD, 1 int., longest 41. Rushing: Dean, 13 for 54, 1 TD; Barnes, 13 for 42; Van Brocklin, 2 for 3. Receiving: McDonald, 3 for 90, 1 TD; Dean, 1 for 22; Barnes, 1 for 13; Retzlaff, 1 for 41; Walston, 3 for 38.








Comp-Att-Yards 21-35-178




First downs Rush-Yards-TDs Passing TDs-Int Sacked-yards



Net pass yards



Total yards























0 10





SCORING 1st: GNB: Paul Hornung 20-yard

field goal, 3-0. 2nd: GNB: Paul Hornung 20-yard field goal, 6-0. PHI: Tommy McDonald 35-yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bobby Walston kick), 7-6. PHI: Bobby Walston 15-yard field goal, 10-6.


Tommy McDonald scores the Eagles’ first touchdown.

SOURCES: Sports Reference LLC;

out, TV coverage was blacked out in Philadelphia. Fans without tickets traveled to bars and motels in Trenton or Baltimore to watch the NBC telecast, broadcast by Ray Scott and Lindsey Nelson. After a 7-5 season in 1959, the 1960 Eagles had debuted inauspiciously, getting hammered at home by the Cleveland Browns in their opener, then barely beating the fledgling Dallas Cowboys in the future rivals’ first meeting. But a wide-open passing game that featured veteran Van Brocklin, flanker Tommy McDonald, and tight end Pete Retzlaff caught fire. The Eagles wouldn’t lose again until December, winning the East with a 10-2 record and earning a date against Lombardi’s 8-4 West champion Packers. Those Eagles played with a swashbuckling flair, on and off the field. Philadelphians embraced the players, many of whom lived and drank in neighborhoods near the stadium. The season’s final home game, a

31-23 victory over the Giants, attracted the team’s first 60,000-plus crowd since 1950. Since Christmas 1960 fell on a Sunday, the title game would be on Monday. Ticket demand was so strong that the team hired Carlin, who had worked for the city’s theaters, as a part-time ticket-seller. “It wasn’t much of an operation,” Carlin recalled. “I think we had three ticket windows at 15th and Locust. And on game days we’d sell them in Weightman Hall [adjacent to Franklin Field].” The Eagles, who were owned by a local consortium known as “the 100 Brothers,” asked the University of Pennsylvania to set up the old wooden grandstands that, when Quakers football was luring crowds of 70,000, stood behind the stadium’s west end zone. “Somebody must have burned them,” recalled Gallagher, “because they never were found.” Eventually, enough portable bleachers were located to add con-


siderable capacity to the 60,671-seat facility. That day, 67,325 squeezed inside. Interest was so intense that Marian Meehan, the daughter-in-law of Philadelphia’s longtime Republican boss, Austin Meehan, attended with her husband even though she was due to deliver a baby that day. “I wouldn’t have missed it,” she said, from her home in Ventnor. “It was a wonderful game, a wonderful day.”

In for a fight

It dawned brisk and sunny, as fans lugging steel thermoses and newspapers streamed out of trolley cars and the Frankford El exits at 34th and Market. Scalpers were getting as much as $25 for the $8 and $10 tickets. Programs sold for 50 cents, hot dogs were a quarter, and the day’s only entertainment would be provided by the Cardinal Dougherty marching band. The stadium had no lights, so the

game began at noon, with Philadelphia rookie Timmy Brown fielding a Don Chandler kickoff. It was evident immediately that the Eagles, who would earn a reputation as a team that had nothing but a title, were in for a fight. The Packers outgained them, 401 yards to 296, and had 22 first downs to the Eagles’ 13. If Paul Hornung hadn’t missed a 13-yard field goal before halftime, the outcome might have been different. The Eagles turned the ball over twice in their own territory on their first two possessions. But their defense stiffened, and Green Bay led, 3-0, after one quarter. “The Packers had Hornung, Ray Nitschke, Bart Starr, all those stars,” Eagles running back Billy Ray Barnes recalled in 2004. “But we believed every time we took the field that no one could beat us.” Van Brocklin, who would fail in his quest to succeed Shaw in 1961 but was hired to coach the expansion Minnesota Vikings, struggled early. “I remember running into Steve Van Buren in the press box and he said that if Sonny [Jurgensen, the backup QB] had been playing, the Eagles would have been ahead by three touchdowns,” Gallagher said. Hornung’s second field goal, a second-quarter 23-yarder, stretched Green Bay’s edge to 6-0. That’s when Van Brocklin hit his two most important passes — connecting with McDonald on consecutive plays, the first a 22-yard gain, the second a 35-yard touchdown that gave the Eagles momentum. Eagles end Bobby Walston added a 15-yard field goal, and when Hornung missed that chip shot, Philadelphia had a 10-6 halftime edge. It stayed that way until the fourth quarter, when Starr’s 7-yard pass to Max McGee moved Green Bay back ahead. Then, in one of the most underrated moments in Eagles history, Ted Dean, a rookie from Radnor who was filling in for the injured Clarence Peaks and also kicking off, returned the ensuing kickoff 58 yards to the Packers’ 39. With 5:21 to play, Van Brocklin handed off to Dean, who scored from 5 yards out. The Eagles led, 17-13. Lombardi huddled with Starr, and the Packers began methodically eating up turf and clock. With time running out and the ball on the Eagles’ 22, Green Bay needed a touchdown. Starr hit Jim Taylor, who rushed for 105 yards, in the middle of the field and the bowling-ball back rumbled to the 8. That’s where Bednarik, who had played his college ball for Penn on the same field and who logged 58 minutes in the title game, dropped atop him and, making sure time expired, stayed there until the whistle sounded. “Everyone was excited and happy,” Gallagher said of the postgame reaction. “But no one went crazy. There was a bunch of fans who leaped onto the field and tore down the wooden goalposts, but that was about it.”

‘It was crazy’

Things were more lively in the Eagles’ small locker room, where players learned the winner’s share would be $5,126 apiece. A team party was held that night at the Warwick Hotel in Center City. Gallagher and scouting director Bucko Kilroy excused themselves early. They would be representing Philadelphia at the following morning’s NFL draft. Conveniently for them, that draft took place in Philadelphia. In the Warwick. “We wanted Herb Adderley [who became a Hall of Famer with the Packers] with our No. 1 pick,” Gallagher recalled. “But because we won, Green Bay picked one spot ahead of us. They took him. ” The Eagles drafted Syracuse fullback Art Baker, who signed with the AFL. Carlin, who was kept on as a parttime employee until going full-time in 1964, immediately noticed the change in how the city perceived the Eagles. “People started coming to 15th and Locust in big numbers,” he said. “I’d have to find them tickets, write out all the information, confirm the location, then excuse myself to all the people in line and run to the bank with their cash or check. It was crazy.” The 1961 Eagles, with Jurgensen starting and Nick Skorich as the coach, didn’t disappoint the big crowds. They went 10-4, losing to Detroit in the Playoff Bowl, an anticlimactic game between secondplace teams. They then went into a long decline, which didn’t end until Dick Vermeil arrived in the mid-1970s. By then, the big Sunday crowds, the daily headlines, the crazed devotion of their fans had become commonplace. “I often think about how different things might have been if we had lost to the Packers that day,” said Carlin. “Fortunately, we’ll never know.” Contact staff writer Frank Fitzpatrick at 215-854-5068 or

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Washington bounces back, tops Frankford By Chris Melchiorre

lowed his blocking.” Cohen said Frankford’s abilHakeem Sillman said his ity to contain his quarterback eyes lit up when he saw the might have opened up room open lane big enough to drive for his running back. The Pioneers (0-2) had a Mack truck through. Sillman seamlessly merged Smith on the run throughout into that open path and took the first half. Frankford recovered a fumoff — and so did George bled snap on Washington’s Washington’s season. Any question about linger- first drive, and Anthony Graing effects of the Eagles’ ham recorded a big sack of heartbreaking loss to St. Jo- Smith in the second quarter. seph’s Prep in Week 1 were Smith also threw two intercepwiped away in the 12 seconds tions in the third quarter beit took Sillman to return the fore connecting with Daquan opening kickoff 85 yards for a Cooper on a slant for a touchdown Saturday against 67-yard touchdown that put the Eagles (1-1) up, 28-7, with rival Frankford. Sillman said he never looked 8:59 left in the game. “They put eight guys in the back. Neither did his team. Despite a staunch defen- box, and they played us tough sive effort by Frankford to on defense,” Cohen said. “But control Eagles quarterback Tony’s been around. … NothTony Smith, Washington nev- ing is going to rattle him.” Smith finished 4 for 10 for er trailed in a 28-13 victory. “We just needed to put last 110 yards, two interceptions, week’s game behind us,” Sill- and two touchdowns. “Our guys never quit,” man said. “We played well last week, so we just needed Frankford coach Mike Capriotti said. “[Washington] scorto let it go.” Sillman’s play at running ing first really hurt us. But back proved just as vital to they’re a very good football team and I’m hoping to see Washington’s efforts. The junior set up the Ea- them in the playoffs after we gles’ second touchdown in do some homework.” 14 6 0 8 – 28 the first quarter with an George Washington Frankford 0 7 0 6 – 13 83-yard run to the 1-yard line. GW: Sillman 85 kickoff return (Wright kick) He finished the first half GW: T. Smith 2 run (Wright kick) with seven carries for 105 F: Thomas 2 run (Berry kick) N. Smith 22 pass from T. Smith (kick failed) yards and ended the game GW: GW: Cooper 67 pass from T. Smith (Sillman run) with 10 carries for 113 yards. F: Thomas 5 run (pass failed) “He did a nice job for us,” Washington coach Ron Cohen Contact Chris Melchiorre said. “He ran hard and he fol- at FOR THE INQUIRER

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Roman Catholic receiver Michael Boccelli hauls in a pass after outracing Malvern defender Blake Gunther in the second quarter.

Roman takes down Malvern By Rick O’Brien

McCourt said of Roman’s four linemen and three linebackIn the preseason, Roman ers. “These kids never take a Catholic football coach Joe play off. They really get after McCourt gushed about his it.” front seven’s run-stopping The front seven, tutored abilities. His excitement was by coordinator Neal Regan, apparently warranted, with featured ends Jack Schanz the Cahillites flexing their in- and Jack Gallagher, tackles terior muscle in Saturday’s Corey Bronson and Tyrone nonleague showdown against Brown, middle linebacker Malvern Prep. Jack Foley, and outside lineRepeatedly stifling rushing backers Dan Pellicciotti and attempts and turning the Abdul Basil. ground-oriented Friars into a “We’re really coming togethpassing machine, the Cahil- er as a unit, and we have a lot lites likewise flourished of confidence in each other,” through the air and rolled to Foley said. “When we’re playa 34-21 victory at Henderson ing our best and handling our High’s Oscar J. Dicks Stadi- assignments, we feel like we um. can stop any opponent.” Roman, ranked No. 9 in McCourt said Foley, a Southeastern Pennsylvania 5-foot-10, 195-pound senior by The Inquirer, improved to captain who was involved in 2-0. No. 8 Malvern, despite five tackles, “is undersized 317 passing yards, slipped to for his position, but he’s so 1-1. tough and sets the tone for Malvern’s wing-T attack net- our defense. He’s definitely ted only 15 rushing yards on one of our leaders.” 17 tries. Schanz, Brown, and corner“It’s a high-motor bunch,” back Taishan Tucker transINQUIRER STAFF WRITER

ferred in after the Archdiocese of Philadelphia closed North Catholic in June. Pellicciotti came over from St. Joseph’s Prep. “These guys blended in nicely with us right from the beginning,” said Foley, a first baseman and pitcher for Roman’s baseball team. “We’re glad they’re here.” Finding no running daylight, the Friars turned to the arm of Tommy Rumer. The 6-3, 215-pound junior converted 15 of 31 throws for 317 yards and three touchdowns. “Our D-backs were there,” Foley said, “but we couldn’t make the plays.” Senior wideout Mike Bolte (six catches, 206 yards) grabbed second-quarter TD passes of 62 and 80 yards to keep the game close. Roman unveiled a stellar pass-catch duo in sophomores Mike Keir and William Fuller. Keir and Fuller, a wideout, hooked up for scores covering 44, 62, and 13 yards.

“The great thing is that those two are going to be together for three seasons,” McCourt said. In the second quarter, after their second fumble recovery, the Cahillites took a 28-14 advantage when Keir hit a wideopen Fuller on a 13-yard slant pass. Minutes later, after a botched punt attempt, tailback Marcus Kelly zig-zagged his way to a 21-yard TD. Said Malvern coach Kevin Pellegrini of the 6-2, 215-pound Keir: “If he’s a sophomore, I’ll tell you what, he’s going to be one heck of a junior.” Roman Catholic Malvern Prep

14 7 13 0 – 34 0 14 0 7 – 21


Penn Wood edges Penn Charter, 27-26 By Mike Gibson

55-yard interception return for the Vikings. Pennington (N.J.) 40, JenkinA determined final four minutes from Kavonne Not- town 14 — The host Drakes tingham gave Penn Wood a (0-2) had the lead at the end 27-26 nonleague football win of the first quarter but were at Penn Charter on Saturday. outscored, 34-7, the rest of Nottingham capped a drive the way. Contact staff writer Rick O’Brien West Philadelphia 26, High with 1 minute, 23 seconds reat 610-313-8019 maining with the game’s final School of the Future 14 — At or touchdown, a 21-yard run. He Southern, Robert Andrews ended any hopes of a Penn got the Speedboys (1-1) off to Charter comeback with an in- a good start with a 92-yard terception on the game’s final TD run in the second quarter drive. and finished with 183 yards Nottingham, a 5-foot-10, on 18 carries. Neumann-Goretti 30, Boys’ Lat200-pound running back and linebacker, broke several tack- in 6 — The host Saints (1-1) les on an isolation play right scored on three runs and a up the middle that resulted in 22-yard pass from Mark Stinsa touchdown for the Patriots man to Jamal Custis. Stins(2-0). man completed five of his In June 2006, when he was keep up in the classroom are The win overcame a spec- eight passes for 35 yards. named interim football coach more common. tacular day by Penn Charter Junior nose tackle Robert at Radnor, Ed Cubbage had Iannucci, 57, said he did his quarterback John Loughery, Kralle had seven tackles. St. Peter’s Prep (N.J.) 35, St. only three months to prepare best to take into account the who tossed four touchdown for his sideline debut. climate surrounding Truman. passes, three to Daryl Worley. Joseph’s Prep 7 — At Rutgers At Harry S Truman, the pro- Still, unexcused absences, Loughery is the first cousin of University before 7,000 fans, motion from assistant to boss poor off-season work habits, Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback the Hawks (1-1) fell behind, came just three days before and a practice-day roster that Matt Ryan, a Penn Charter 35-0, before getting on the the Tigers’ opener vs. Chelten- shrank to 16 left him feeling alumnus. scoreboard late in the fourth ham. John Iannucci, frustrat- that he wasn’t accomplishing Loughery and Worley’s last quarter on Skyler Mornhined by a lack of overall commit- his coaching goals. AKIRA SUWA / Staff Photographer hookup gave the Quakers weg’s 16-yard pass to Mark ment from his players, Said Iannucci: “Maybe I’m Truman coach Ed Cubbage confers with two-way back Lional (0-1) a 26-21 lead with four Casale. stepped down just before his old-fashioned — that’s just Chapman during Friday night’s 20-12 win over Ben Franklin. minutes remaining. second season. the way I grew up That’s when Nottingham Central League “My first reaction — but I wanted a “He certainly knows a lot of Sullivan and assistant Bob went to work. Senior tailback Blair Bergen Catholic 22, La Salle was, ‘Oh my God, program that devel- about football,” said Quinton Kaupp, in the late 1980s. how is my wife ops a player’s best Bryant, a 6-1, 230-pound, seOn Friday night, the host 21 — In Oradell, N.J., the vis- Brooks scored five touch[Donna] going to reathletic ability. nior two-way lineman. “That’s Tigers, with 24 varsity play- iting Explorers (1-1), ranked downs, four on runs and one act to this?’ ” CubWhen the situation clear to see. It’s a shame he ers, posted a 20-12 win over No. 1 in The Inquirer’s Top 10, on an 83-yard kickoff return, bage said with a developed to the had to quit. But we could see Public League member Ben dropped a heartbreaker to give host Conestoga a 35-14 laugh. “There’s a p o i n t w h e r e I he didn’t have the same en- Franklin. when, while positioning them- win over Upper Darby. big difference bethought I couldn’t thusiasm he had in the first Said Cubbage: “It was selves for a possible gametween being an asachieve that, I year.” great, an unbelievable feel- winning field goal, they fum- Bicentennial League sistant and a head didn’t think it was According to the PIAA, Tru- ing. The kids stormed the bled the ball away to Bergen Lower Moreland edged viscoach. But she’s right for the players man, a Class AAAA program, field afterward. It wasn’t pret- Catholic in the closing secbeen great about it. or for me to contin- had a male enrollment of 814 ty, but it didn’t matter to us. onds. The Crusaders are iting Huntingdon Valley rival And it helps that ue as the coach.” in grades 9-11 as of last Octo- We just needed to get a win.” ranked No. 3 in New Jersey. Calvary Christian, 19-18, on a we’ve been through this beLional Chapman, a 5-foot-8, ber. For the opener, a 26-8 On the horizon is a Subur- With 24 seconds left, and a Sean Duffy 2-yard run late in fore.” 160-pound senior running home loss to Cheltenham, 21 ban One League National Con- second and 1 on the BC 11, the the fourth quarter. Duffy’s After one season at Radnor, back and cornerback, is one varsity players were on hand. ference schedule that in- Explorers lost the ball while score overcame a fine day from Calvary Christian tailCubbage, 37, moved to Lower of the squad’s third-year varsi- The 20 or so freshmen who cludes traditional toughies attempting to pass. Archbishop Wood 42, Chestnut back Ian Richardson, who ran Merion. He was in charge of ty members. suited up made it a normal- such as Neshaminy and Hill Academy 13 — The visiting for touchdowns of 8, 6 and 25 the Aces in 2007 and ’08. “I did feel that players, at looking sideline. Pennsbury. Needing a full-time teaching times, weren’t giving 100 per“It’s tough, but we can do “Going through what we Vikings (2-0), ranked No. 5 in yards. Bristol 21, Delco Christian 6 job to go with his coaching cent,” Chapman said. “And, this,” Chapman said. “An en- did, I think it’s brought us the Inquirer’s Top 10, got gig, he switched to Truman, in my opinion, some players couraging thing is that the se- closer together,” Bryant said. three touchdown passes from — At Marple Newtown, the joining Iannucci for his first were babying injuries. A lot niors are starting to take over “With people not expecting Joe Monaghan for the surpris- host Knights (0-1), playing in season. of players, including myself, the team. That’s something much from us, we want to ingly easy win over a Chest- the opening game of their inLevittown, as Cubbage lost focus on the task at hand. we should have been doing prove them wrong. When you nut Hill team that finished 9-1 augural season, took a brief found out, is a world away Coach Iannucci can’t be fault- all along.” work hard, good things hap- last year. Desmond Peoples 6-0 lead, but the Warriors from the Main Line. Here in ed for that.” Cubbage, who teaches En- pen.” scored on an 85-yard touch- came back to win on a pair of Bucks County, single-parent Truman was Iannucci’s 10th glish as a second language, down pass from Monaghan Thomas Bradley runs. households, financially head-coaching job. At most of was an offensive lineman at Contact staff writer Rick O’Brien and he later added another strapped families, and stu- his stops, he improved win- Father Judge, playing under at 610-313-8019 score on a 37-yard run. Bran- Contact Mike Gibson dent-athletes struggling to starved programs. former coach John “Whitey” or don Peoples scored on a at

Truman coach is a fast learner

RC: Regan 4 run (Haber kick) RC: Fuller 44 pass from Keir (Haber kick) MP: Bolte 62 pass from Rumer (Dollfus kick) RC: Fuller 47 pass from Keir (Haber kick) MP: Bolte 80 pass from Rumer (Dollfus kick) RC: Fuller 13 pass from Keir (Haber kick) RC: Kelly 21 run (pass failed) MP: Rava 23 pass from Rumer (Dollfus kick)


Sunday, September 12, 2010



A period of adjustment



Jenkintown’s Pat Stillmun knocks down a Pennington pass in Saturday’s 40-14 loss.

Stillmun is one of nine Drakes who play two ways for new coach C.J. Szydlik.

season-opening loss to Class AA Springfield (Montco) and sat out Saturday’s 40-14 defeat against Pennington Prep (N.J.). “For as small as it is, they care just as much. The kids really, truly do,” Szydlik said. “And it’s not just about winning. They care about the looking-good part of it, being dressed nice, the whole thing about basically playing on a Friday night. All those great things about high school football are exactly the same. “Their commitment to me for basically having 35 guys has been unbelievable. Every once in a while, I’ll get a phone call, ‘Coach, I can’t make it to practice.’ I mean, it’s something extreme like, ‘I have to go on vacation to Ireland. Is that OK?’ Like, yeah, I guess you can do that. Where before, it was like, ‘Coach, I’ve got a party.’ ” Contact staff writer Lou Rabito at 215-854-2916 or

Bensalem’s Rivera wins Mill Street run

of 15 minutes, 23 seconds knocked 15 seconds off the For the 43d year in a row, record he established last seaathletes at the Mill Street son. Run in Bristol enjoyed rainMasterman’s team won the free weather. On Saturday it title for the third consecutive was 80-degree sunshine with year, using depth to easily outcalm winds. distance Chestnut Hill AcadeBensalem and Lower More- my. land took the Division I and II Episcopal Academy won boys’ titles and Council Rock the girls’ title with 47 points, South and Villa Joseph Marie led by individual winner Kriscaptured girls’ team titles in tin Greenwood (19:43). Mastheir respective divisions. terman (70) was second. Central Bucks Invitational. The best race of the day was in the boys’ competition, The host Patriots took secondas Bensalem’s Brad Rivera and third-place finishes and covered the 2.9-mile course needed both to edge North in 15 minutes, 32 seconds to Penn in a spirited battle for beat Lower Moreland’s Dan the girls’ team title. Gelman by four seconds. The Maidens’ Meghan Rivera’s time helped the McGovern took first place Owls take the Division I team (18:30), but the Patriots’ Katie title with 65 points. Kinkead (18:42) and Veronica Gelman’s effort helped Low- Eder (19:43) took second and er Moreland easily edge Jen- third. Central Bucks East had kintown for the Division II ti- 40 team points to North tle. Penn’s 45. The girls’ individual title In the boys’ race, Alex went to Kate Scott of Council Izewski covered the course in Rock North (17:09). Council 15:57 to claim the individual Rock South got 42 team title. Pennridge won the team points to edge Council Rock title, turning back a challenge North (51) for first place in from North Penn. Abington Invitational. Sara Division I. In Division II, Villa Joseph Sargent’s first-place finish led Marie was the class of the Pennsbury to the girls’ team field behind Emma Ma- title, while Wissahickon honey’s second-place finish edged Council Rock North for (18:00). The Jems had 106 the boys’ team title. Dutchman Invitational. At Lebteam points to second-place Nazareth Academy’s 144. anon Valley College, St. JoChestnut Hill Academy/Spring- seph’s Prep took the team tiside Invitational. Dustin Wilson, tle for the fifth consecutive Chestnut Hill Academy’s dis- year. The Hawks also got a tance ace, broke his own first-place finish from Owen record for the second year in Glatts (16:46). a row to come away with the boys’ individual title. Boys’ Soccer Wilson, only a junior, has Junior midfielder Dalton won the title in each of the last three years, and his time Andrusko scored from 12 FOR THE INQUIRER

Football Results Saturday

Southeastern Pa. Boys’ and Girls’ Sports

By Mike Gibson

Highlights of Saturday’s contests can be found at:

BICENTENNIAL LEAGUE Lower Moreland 19, Calvary Christian 18 Bristol 21, Delco Christian 6 CENTRAL LEAGUE Conestoga 35, Upper Darby 14 PUBLIC LEAGUE Washington 28, Frankford 13 Furness 26, Central 12 NONLEAGUE Penn Wood 27, Penn Charter 26 Archmere 42, Chichester 6 Cardinal O’Hara 35, Dobbins 0 Big Spring 29, Octorara 26 Central Bucks South 42, Council Rock North 0 Academy of New Church 28, Perkiomen School 0 Archbishop Wood 42, Chestnut Hill 13 Pennington 40, Jenkintown 14 Neumann-Goretti 30, Boys’ Latin 6 McDonogh 48, Haverford School 21 Council Rock South 20, Central Bucks East 0 West Philadelphia 26, High School of Future 14 Roman Catholic 34, Malvern Prep 21 Bergen Catholic 22, La Salle 21 Upper Moreland 26, Pottstown 14 Upper Dublin 27, Upper Perkiomen 14 St. Peter’s Prep 35, St. Joseph’s Prep 7

At North Catholic, in a post-practice ritual, upward of two dozen underclassmen picked up bags and did general cleanup. At Jenkintown, even the coaches have to help with the cleaning. At North Catholic, where he was the offensive coordinator, Joe Lawinski gathered his offensive linemen on the sideline during games and corrected flaws while the defense was on the field. At Jenkintown, as line coach, he can’t do that. The offensive linemen are the defensive linemen. Bigger, though, doesn’t always mean better. Szydlik, a Philadelphia police officer who works a 6 a.m.-2 p.m. shift, has been amazed at the Drakes’ commitment, and how infrequently they miss practice. Even the injured players, he said, show up and stand on the sidelines. Among those is Ted Hudson, the punter/ returner, who suffered a concussion in a

yards out with three minutes left in the second suddendeath overtime to give host Council Rock North a dramatic 1-0 nonleague win over Cheltenham. In other nonleague games: Sasha Safavi’s goal with five minutes left gave host Lower Merion a 1-0 win over Parkland. Mike Gonzalez scored a pair of first-half goals to get Conestoga off to a good start in a 4-0 win at West Chester Henderson. Second-half goals by Max Pontecorvo and Grove Stewart gave Haverford School a 2-0 win at Hill School. Mark Gallagher took a crossing pass from Victor Rodriguez with 11 minutes left and blasted it past the goalie to give Avon Grove a 3-2 win at Ridley. Darius Madison’s second goal gave La Salle a 2-1 win at Holy Ghost Prep. Goalie Eric Rodriguez earned his fourth consecutive shutout for host ConwellEgan in a 0-0 tie with Robbinsville (N.J.). Chestnut Hill Invitational. Joe Contessa and Anthony Talombi each scored twice for St. Joseph’s Prep in a 7-1 win over Valley Forge. CTC 10 Tournament. At Friends’ Central, goalie Sean Michael Barron had his third shutout of the season as Penn Charter beat the host school, 4-0. Gov. Mifflin Tournament. Eric Giovagnoli scored his hat trick three ways — header, penalty kick, and on a run to the goal — to help SpringFord beat Garden Spot, 5-0, in a first-round game. The




For an ex-North Catholic assistant, life is different at Jenkintown’s helm. Football coaches at North Catholic ran this drill. The kickers, punters, long snappers, and return guys would go on the field and practice snapping, kicking, and catching the ball. It’s a common routine, with the groups spreading out to avoid interfering with each other. At North, they took up much of the field. When C.J. Szydlik, former defensive coordinator at North, called for that drill in his new job as Jenkintown coach, a grand total of five players stepped forward. And the punter couldn’t kick to the punt returner, because the punter was the punt returner. “It was like, oh, all right; well, I guess we’ve got to change this routine,” Szydlik said. “We can’t do it that way anymore.” North Catholic and Jenkintown were within about seven miles of each other, as the crow flies. They are much farther apart as the football flies. Among PIAA schools, Jenkintown is the smallest in the five-county Philadelphia area with a football team. The Class A school has around 90 boys in grades 9-12, athletic director Mark Citron said. North Catholic had more than 500 boys when it closed this spring. Szydlik coached at the Class AAA school for six years under his father, Chalie, before becoming Jenkintown’s coach in May and naming his dad as offensive coordinator. The head-coaching job is C.J. Szydlik’s first. “It’s been awesome, but it’s been an experience,” said Szydlik, 34. “And it’s been a great one. It’s just different. It definitely is.” It’s not an exact science, but in general, the larger the boys’ enrollment at a school, the greater the number of players on a football roster; and the greater the depth of players, the more a coaching staff can do in practice and games. At North Catholic, about 70 players went out for varsity football. And that didn’t include the 45 or so who tried out for the freshman team. At Jenkintown, 35 are on the varsity this season. And that includes 11 freshmen — one of whom starts and one of whom plays regularly. The Drakes don’t field a freshman team. On Monday, they will play the first of what Szydlik hopes will be five JV games this season. At North Catholic, maybe one player started on both offense and defense in each of the last couple of seasons, and only because the player was so good that coaches didn’t want to take him off the field. At Jenkintown, out of necessity, nine players are going both ways. “Some of the kids are not ready to go out there yet,” Szydlik said. “Obviously, I’m thrilled to death that they’re here, but I can’t put them out there where I’m afraid somebody might get hurt.”


Rams then took the title by the same score, beating the host school as Anthony Merchant scored twice.

Girls’ Soccer Lexy Bruce scored off a rebound to give host West Chester Rustin a 2-1 nonleague win over visiting Conestoga. Radnor Tournament. Taylor Trimble’s goal gave Episcopal Academy a 1-0 win over Interboro in the third-place game.

Field Hockey Kelly Noone tied the game with one second left in regulation with a goal and added another in overtime to give host Haverford High a 2-1 nonleague win over Plymouth Whitemarsh. Grace Boston’s goal gave Cardinal O’Hara a 1-0 win at Marple Newtown. Deanna Schwartz had two assists in Upper Moreland’s 2-1 win at Lower Merion. Alicia Minella scored on a direct kick to give Unionville a 1-0 win at Gwynedd-Mercy. Catholic Academies. Madeleine Brownsey scored two goals for host St. Basil in its 5-0 win over Nazareth Academy. Villa Maria got two goals apiece from Kaylee Prendergast and Kristen Walheim in an 8-1 win at Villa Joseph Marie. Oxford Tournament. The host Hornets won the title with a 10-0 win over Penn Wood, getting three goals apiece from Tori Cini and Judy Reinhardt. Contact Mike Gibson at

CENTRAL LEAGUE Radnor 28, Penncrest 14 Springfield (D) 24, Marple Newtown 13 Ridley 33, Lower Merion 0 Garnet Valley 34, Haverford High 13 Strath Haven 35, Harriton 6 PIONEER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Pottsgrove 57, Pope John Paul II 6 PUBLIC LEAGUE Overbrook 14, Lincoln 7 Bartram 30, Germantown 6 Fels 22, Mastbaum 20 Imhotep Charter 40, Communications Tech 7 Del-Val Charter 32, FitzSimons 16 Bok 46, Prep Charter 12 NONLEAGUE Roxborough 35, Southern 0 West Chester East 14, Kennett 0 Father Judge 7, Northeast 0 Simon Gratz 28, Germantown Academy 15 Quakertown 35, Pocono Mountain East 28 Unionville 14, Phoenixville 0 Archbishop Ryan 27, Wissahickon 20 Central Bucks West 49, William Tennent 7 Pennridge 34, Bensalem 24 Souderton 39, Perkiomen Valley 0 Abington 13, Plymouth Whitemarsh 7 Methacton 14, Upper Merion 7 Owen J. Roberts 58, Reading 6 Avon Grove 33, Oxford 6 Downingtown East 49, Norristown 10 Neshaminy 35, Hatboro-Horsham 7 Glen Mills 21, Downingtown West 6 Cheltenham 27, Bishop McDevitt 13 Coatesville 26, Academy Park 0 Bishop Shanahan 40, West Chester Rustin 37 Boyertown 42, Twin Valley 6 Truman 20, Ben Franklin 12 Interboro 38, Episcopal Academy 21 Chester 28, Sun Valley 0 Spring-Ford 27, Sussex Tech 7 Morrisville 29, Emily Fisher 12 New Hope-Solebury 37, Tower Hill 15 W.C. Henderson 48, Great Valley 7 North Penn 42, Lansdale Catholic 0 West Catholic 27, Monsignor Bonner 6 Archbishop Carroll 41, Conwell-Egan 0 Pennsbury 32, Harrisburg 28

Saturday’s Results Boys’ Soccer CHESTNUT HILL INVITATIONAL St. Joseph’s Prep 7, Valley Forge 1 CTC 10 TOURNAMENT Penn Charter 4, Friends’ Central 0 GOVERNOR MIFFLIN TOURNAMENT Spring-Ford 5, Garden Spot 0 Spring-Ford 5, Governor Mifflin 0 NONLEAGUE Pope John Paul II 1, Holy Name 1 Council Rock North 1, Cheltenham 0 (2 OT) Coatesville 8, Glen Mills 0 Perkiomen Valley 0, Daniel Boone 0 Conestoga 4, W.C. Henderson 0 Central Bucks South 7, West Chester East 0 Avon Grove 3, Ridley 2 Conwell-Egan 0, Robbinsville 0 La Salle 2, Holy Ghost Prep 1 Lower Merion 1, Parkland 0 Haverford School 2, Hill School 0 Plymouth Whitemarsh 1, Devon Prep 0 Archbishop Ryan 2, Truman 0 Haverford High 4, Archbishop Carroll 0

Girls’ Soccer COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH TOURNAMENT Council Rock South 1, Villa Joseph Marie 0 Archbishop Wood 1, Council Rock North 0 RADNOR TOURNAMENT Villa Maria 1, Radnor 1 (VM won on penalty kicks, 4-3) Episcopal Academy 1, Interboro 0 NONLEAGUE Upper Moreland 1, Pope John Paul II 1 (2 OT) West Chester Rustin 2, Conestoga 1 Merion Mercy 2, Marple Newtown 1 Central Bucks South 1, West Chester East 1 Pennridge 2, Upper Perkiomen 0 Lancaster Country Day 4, Delco Christian 0 Neshaminy 2, Downingtown East 1 Ridley 3, Sun Valley 1 Pennsbury 3, Archbishop Ryan 1 Unionville 1, Gwynedd-Mercy 0 Haverford High 1, Archbishop Carroll 0 Garnet Valley 7, Archbishop Prendergast 0 Owen J. Roberts 3, Downingtown West 2

Field Hockey OXFORD TOURNAMENT Oxford 4, Bohemia Manor (Md.) 1 Oxford 10, Penn Wood 0 CATHOLIC ACADEMIES Gwynedd-Mercy 2, Sacred Heart 1 St. Basil 5, Nazareth Academy 0 Villa Maria 8, Villa Joseph Marie 1 NONLEAGUE Haverford High 2, Plymouth Whitemarsh 1 (OT) Upper Moreland 2, Lower Merion 1 Bristol 1, Conwell-Egan 0 Governor Mifflin 3, Downingtown East 2 (OT) Cardinal O’Hara 1, Marple Newtown 0 Ridley 4, Chichester 1 Lawrenceville 3, Springside 0 Unionville 2, Strath Haven 0 Oley Valley 4, Spring-Ford 1 Avon Grove 3, Garnet Valley 1

Girls’ Tennis NONLEAGUE Harriton 4, Episcopal Academy 3 Baldwin 4, Lawrenceville 3

Cross-Country MILL STREET RUN At Bristol, 2.9 miles. Boys’ Division I team scoring: Bensalem 65, Council Rock North 75. Boys’ Division II team scoring: Lower Moreland 32, Jenkintown 63, George School 123, Bristol 155, Conwell-Egan 254. Boys’ individual leaders: 1, Brad Rivera, Ben, 15:32. 2, Dan Gelman, LM, 15:36. 3, Matt Duda, LM, 15:41. 4, Chris Mordan, LM, 15:43. 5, Phil Rhaisman, Jenk, 15:45. 6, Dan Sutter, LM, 16:06. 7, Kyle Francis, Ben, 16:26. 8, Jack Felt, CRN, 16:27. 9, Zack Keller, CRN, 16:32. 10, Ben Adams, Jenk, 16:37. Girls’ Division I team scoring: Council Rock South 42, Council Rock North 51, Bensalem 123, Neshaminy 123. Girls’ Division II team scoring: Villa Joseph Marie 106, Nazareth 144, Jenkintown 198, Lower Moreland 269, George School 282, Bristol 376. Girls’ individual leaders: 1, Kate Scott, CRN, 17:09. 2, Emma Mahoney, VJM, 18:00. 3, Chelsea Kozior, CRS, 18:02. 4, Kathleen Stewart, CRS, 18:06. 5, Brenna Twomey, VJM, 18:21. 6, Taylor Campbell, CRN, 18:28. 7, Niki Vanthuyre, CRN, 18:29. 8, Michelle Fleyshman, LM, 18:37. 9, Natalie Darr, CRS, 18:38. 10, Tori Ballentine, Jenk, 19:00. CHESTNUT HILL/SPRINGSIDE INVITATIONAL At Chestnut Hill Academy; 3.0 miles. Boys’ team scoring: Masterman 40, Chestnut Hill 62, Phil-Mont Christian 90, Abington Friends 103, Shipley 113, Valley Forge 157. Boys’ individual leaders: 1, Dustin Wilson, CHA, 15:23 (meet record, betters own 15:37, 2009). 2, Sammy Aziz, AFS, 16:08. 3, Mike Fuery, CHA, 16:20. 4, Miguel Ruiz, Masterman, 16:47. 5, John Harrison, Shipley, 17:04. 6, Cullen McNamee, Masterman, 17:12. 7, Robert McGarry, Masterman, 17:36. 8, Fransico Marty, Springfield (M), 17:46. 9, Bryan Daniel, Phil-Mont Christian, 17:52. 10, Rienajd Riapi, Masterman, 17:53. Girls’ team scoring: 1, Episcopal Academy 47, Masterman 70, Germantown Friends 71, Springfield (M) 75, Springside 108, Abington Friends 161, Shipley 173.

Girls’ individual leaders: 1, Kristin Greenwood, EA, 19:43. 2, Isabelle Goldstein, GFS, 19:55, 3, Kristin Kelly, GFS, 20:09. 4, Claire Ennis, Philmont Christian, 20:16. 5, Suzie Mayer, AFS, 20:25. 6, Kem Boyce, EA, 20:49. 7, Jenny Viehling, Springfield (M), 20:59. 8, Allison Love, GFS, 21:07. 9, Carolyne Pentill, EA, 21:18. 10, Carly Petizoski, Masterman, 21:21. CENTRAL BUCKS EAST INVITATIONAL Boys’ team scoring: Pennridge 56, North Penn 66, Central Bucks East 70, Central Bucks West 89, Monsignor Bonner 99, Neshaminy 196, Upper Moreland 212, Christopher Dock 213, New Hope-Solebury 264, Upper Merion 267. Boys’ individual leaders: 1, Alex Izewski, CBE, 15:57. 2, Alex Kane, CBE, 16:18. 3, Matt Bee, CBW, 16:25. 4, Drew Magaha, U. Moreland, 16:37. 5, Dan Davis, NP, 16:42. 6, Nick Olindo, Pennrige, 16:45. 7, Jack Macauly, NP, 16:51. 8, Jared Reed, Pennrige, 16:56. 9, Chris Trimble, NP, 16:59. 10, Jason Gallagher, Pennrige, 16:59. Girls’ team scoring: Central Bucks East 40, North Penn 45, Archbishop Prendergast 95, Christopher Dock 102, Archbishop Ryan 148. Girls’ individual leaders: 1, Meghan McGovern, NP, 18:30. 2, Katie Kinkead, CBE, 18:42. 3, Veronica Eder, CBE, 19:43. 4, Courtney Kern, NP, 19:47. 5, Amber McAteer, Upper Merion, 19:50. 6, Ally Kozar, New Hope-Solebury, 20:01. 7, Erin Moss, New Hope-Solebury, 20:14. 8, Lynne Deckel, NP, 20:46. 9, Rachel Brown, NP, 20:50. 10, Sarah Latch, CBE, 20:52. ABINGTON INVITATIONAL Boys’ team scoring: Wissahickon 109, Council Rock North 128, Great Valley 139, Haverford High 142, Severna Park 164, West Chester East 168, Penncrest 172, Archbishop Wood 177. Boys’ individual leaders: 1, Chris Campbell, CRN, 15:55. 2, Ben Ravetz, Wiss, 16:23. 3, Nick Libbi, WCE, 16:23. 4, Woo Kim, Hav, 16:23. 5, Ben Pershall, SP, 16:24. 6, Dillon Farrell, Wiss, 16:26. 7, Michael McGowan, LM, 16:23. 8, Noah Frick, SH, 16:34. 9, Jeff Seelaus, SH, 16:40; 10, Joseph Toole, GV, 16:45. Girls’ team scoring: Pennsbury 38, Haverford High 95, Great Valley 148, Archbishop Wood 167, Methacton 175, West Chester East 185, Strath Haven 198, Avon Grove 262, Upper Dublin 285. Girls’ individual leaders: 1, Sara Sargent, Penns, 18:01. 2, Kara Steinke, Meth, 18:34. 3, Hannah Grossman, SH, 18:54. 4, Maddie Mazurek, WCE, 19:00. 5, Tess Meehan, Hav, 19:04. 6, Ann Herman, Penns, 19:05. 7, Morgan Perry, Penns, 19:12. 8, Sophia Meehan, Hav, 19:28. 9, Sharah Holl, UDub, 19:35. 10, Shannon Palmer, Meth, 19:46. CHEROKEE CHALLENGE Senior boys: 1, Miles Schoedler, Ocean City, 9:28. 2, Ben Potts, Haddonfield, 9:33. 3, Robert Rawls, Triton, 9:40. 4, Ian Barnhill, Downingtown West, 9:49. 5, Anthony Dentino, Washington Twp., 9:49. 6, Anthony Horten, Moorestown, 9:52. 7, Evan Caldwell, Germantown Friends, 9:52. 8, Brian O’Toole, Robbinsville, 9:55. 9, Paul Szulewski, Williamstown, 9:55. 10, Tyler Tate, Tatnall, 9:56. Senior girls: 1, Michelle Hess, Eastern, 11:32. 2, Lauren Blackwell, Tatnall, 11:42. 3, Sara Vagie, A.L. Johnson, 11:47. 4, Carlyn Evans, Downingtown West, 11:54. 5, Rachel Quinn, Haddon Heights, 12:00. 6, Mia Spinelli, Haddonfield, 12:04. 7, Ginna Arora, Edison, 12:05. 8, Meagan Lesniak, Robbinsville, 12:14. 9, Andrea Mathis, Toms River North, 12:16. 10, Cara Bottoroff, Tatnall, 12:17. Junior boys: 1, Erik Johnson, Ocean City, 9:44. 2, Quinn Devlin, Downingtown West, 9:48. 3, Eric Dragonetti, Southern Regional, 9:51. 4, Dan Sheldon, West Windsor South, 10:05. 5, Sam Parsons, Tatnall, 10:06. 6, Noah Jacobs, Lacey, 10:10. 7, Steven Flynn, Edison, 10:19. 8, Aiden Lynch, Cherokee, 10:20. 9, Troy Gifford, Southern Regional, 10:23. 10, Kevin Ratigan, McNair, 10:25. Junior girls: 1, Megan Lacy, Cherokee, 10:53. 2, Holly Bischof, Bishop Eustace, 11:11. 3, Haley Pierce, Tatnall, 11:14. 4, Caroline Kellner, West Windsor South, 11:14. 5, Dina Iacone, Washington Twp., 11:53. 6, Courtney Kelly, Bishop Eustace, 12:03. 7, Aileen Rivell, Howell, 12:14. 8, Kelly Smyth, Toms River East, 12:17. 9, Christin Bettis, Hammonton, 12:23. 10, Tara Monihan, Moorestown, 12:24. Sophomore boys: 1, Matthwe Nelson, Barnegat, 9:55. 2, Nick Costello, Delsea, 10:04. 3, Gregory Halla, Haddonfield, 10:14. 4, Tristan Geiger, Toms River East, 10:17. 5, Joseph Mandara, Barnegat, 10:18. Sophomore girls: 1, Reagan Anderson, Tatnall, 11:23. 2, Catie Skinner, Penn Charter, 11:49. 3, Meghan Malloy, Cinnaminson, 11:52. 4, Casey Quinto, Hopewell Valley, 12:01. 5, Emma Bixler, Downingtown West, 12:06. Freshman boys: 1, Steve Garrett, Tatnall, 10:40. 2, Bill Dolan, Clearview, 10:52. 3, Harrison Scott, Northern Burlington, 10:52. 4, Sam Haber, Point Pleasant Boro, 10:53. 5, Patrick Shea, Haddonfield, 10:54.

Football Boxes Central League Upper Darby 7 0 7 0 — 14 Conestoga 13 8 7 7 — 35 C: Blair Brooks 12 run (Steve Shickel kick) UD: Kamara 2 run (McCready kick) C: Blair Brooks 1 run (pass failed) C: Blair Brooks 1 run (Rasheed Williams pass from Bill Flatley) UD: Thomas 70 pass from McGee (McCready kick) C: Blair Brooks 83 kickoff return (Steve Shickel kick) C: Blair Brooks 21 run (Steve Shickel kick) Bicentennial League Calvary Christian 6 6 6 0 — 18 Lower Moreland 0 0 13 6 — 19 CC: Ian Richardson 8 run (kick failed) CC: Ian Richardson 6 run (pass failed) LM: Tom Parisse 6 pass from Frank Leasm (Jordan Pocrass kick) LM: Sean Duffy 2 run (pass failed) CC: Ian Richardson 25 run (run failed) LM: Sean Duffy 2 run (run failed) Bristol 7 14 0 0 — 21 Delco Christian 6 0 0 0 — 6 DC: Caleb Favino 64 run (kick failed) BR: Thomas Bradley 20 run (Ryan Rigby kick) BR: Thomas Bradley 10 run (Ryan Rigby kick) BR: Tyree Barnes 5 run (Ryan Rigby kick) Public League Furness 6 6 7 7 — 26 Central 0 6 6 0 — 12 C: Rich Drayton 80 pass from Dante Cobb (run failed) C: Ravone Cornish 5 run (run failed) Nonleague Penn Wood 14 0 0 13 — 27 Penn Charter 6 7 7 6 — 26 PC: Daryl Worley 17 pass from John Loughery (kick failed) PW: Kali Smith 30 run (Tyler Glover kick) PW: Darris Smith 40 pass from Khalif King (Tyler Glover kick) PC: Blaire Bodek 4 pass from John Loughery (Shane Carr kick) PC: Daryl Worley 15 pass from John Loughery (Shane Carr kick) PW: Kali Smith 39 run (Tyler Glover kick) PC: Daryle Worley 47 pass from John Loughery (kick failed) PW: Kavonne Nottingham 21 run (pass failed) Pennington 6 20 14 0 — 40 Jenkintown 7 7 0 0 — 14 P: Anthony Gaffney 9 pass from Keith Dearden (kick failed) J: Jack Kinniry 5 run (Kevin Hull kick) J: Kevin Hull 8 pass from Pat Stillmun (Kevin Hull kick) P: Marcus Fulmore 6 run (Anthony Gaffney pass from Keith Dearden) P: Mujahid Fricke 14 with interception (run failed) P: Marcus Fulmore 3 run (pass failed) P: Anthony Gaffney 21 run (Keith Dearden kick) P: David Bohr 8 run (Keith Dearden kick) High School of Future 0 0 8 6 — 14 West Philadelphia 0 7 12 7 — 26 WP: Robert Andrews 92 run (Khalif Thomas kick) HSF: Khalil Hobson 51 run (Amir Martin run) WP: Eric Leslie 48 pass from Lawrence Richardson (run failed) WP: Eric Leslie 36 pass from Lawrence Richardson (pass failed) WP: Joseph Southern 42 run (Khalif Thomas kick) HSF: Khalil Hobson 5 run (PAT not attemped) Archbishop Wood 21 14 0 7 — 42 Chestnut Hill 7 3 3 0 — 13 AW: Desmond Peoples 85 pass from Joe Monaghan (Nick Visco kick) AW: Peoples 59 run (Visco kick) CHA: Bobby Keyes 25 run (Chris Guinan) AW: Mike Downs 61 pass from Monaghan (Visco kick) AW: Peoples 37 run (Visco kick) CHA: Chris Guinan FG 32 AW: Kyle Adkins 72 pass from Monaghan (Visco kick) CHA: FG Chris Guinan 37 AW: Brandon Peoples 55 with interception (Visco kick) Boys’ Latin 0 0 6 0 — 6 Neumann-Goretti 0 8 14 8 — 30 N: Justin Rey 2 run (Eric Neill pass from Mark Stinsman) N: Eric Neill 10 run (Mark Stinsman run) N: Jamal Custis 22 pass from Mark Stinsman (pass failed) B: James Long 2 run (pass failed) N: Antoine Powers 12 run (Eric Holt pass from Mark Stinsman)

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A celebrity farmer of cultivated tastes Tom Culton, 30, is not your grandfather’s Pennsylvania farmer. He’s rocking the Food Channel-flavored world of American pop culture.


The city’s 1860s-era freedom riders In Tasting Freedom, Octavius Catto leads Philadelphia’s racial-equality movement.


The cost of doing business in Philly Consider the outside legal work performed for the PHA, $33 million in the last three years. A2.


Gay-rights activists say time is now They are stepping up pressure on Congress to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. A16.

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On the weekend of the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, two articles look at the nation’s history in light of the controversy over the mosque near ground zero. C1.

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Women commit fewer than 5 percent of homicides and assaults in the workplace, said one expert and FBI instructor.

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Dick Polman: Looking beyond conventional wisdom to see what Democrats have going for them in November. C1.

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The prickly former mayor seems giddy in his latest gig: ringmaster of the Cirque du PHA, starring Carl Greene as a crafty contortionist and Mayor Nutter as a mime.


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Margaret Hicks Morris moved from the segregated South to segregated South Jersey, but she found softball and life.


The number of Americans living in poverty is headed for a record increase, with census figures to be released. A24.


Alice Hoagland, whose son Mark Bingham was killed on Flight 93, looks over the future site of a 9/11 memorial in Shanksville, Pa., after ninth-anniversary commemoration ceremonies there.

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Fall forecast from Inquirer critics

Autumn is a time of change for arts and entertainment as well as for the weather. The Inquirer’s critics forecast a season that will be hazy, hot, and hyperlocal, with lots of activity on several entertainment fronts in the Philadelphia region, from an appearance by diva dervish Lady Gaga at the Wells Fargo Center to a Pennsylvania Ballet production of Carmen. Check out who’s coming to town and what’s new in pop and classical music, television, movies, museums, theater, dining, dance, galleries, and books. H1.


Otherworldly Sintra

History and playful clouds make a magic place of this Portuguese town, where kings and aristocrats once spent their summers and tourists now flock on holiday. N1.

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Minor-League Baseball

¢ Parx Racing, 12:25 p.m., Bensalem

Local Events Horse Racing

¢ Independence at FC Gold Pride, 7:30 p.m., taped (TCN)

Women’s Soccer

¢ Ravens at Jets, 7 p.m. (ESPN; ESPN-AM 950, WPEN-FM 97.5) ¢ Chargers at Chiefs, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN; WPEN-FM 97.5)


¢ Phillies at Marlins, 7 p.m. (CSN; WPHT-AM 1210, WUBA-AM 1480: Spanish) ¢ Yankees at Rays, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)

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Local Events NFL

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¢ FIBA World Championship, bronze-medal game: Serbia vs. Lithuania, noon (ESPN Classic); gold-medal game: U.S. vs. Turkey, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) ¢ WNBA Finals, Game 1: Atlanta Dream at Seattle Storm, 3 p.m. (6ABC)


¢ U.S. Open, women’s doubles final: Liezel Huber and Nadia Petrova vs. Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova, 1 p.m. (ESPN2); men’s final: Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic, 4 p.m. (CBS3)


¢ European PGA: KLM Open, 8:30 a.m. ¢ PGA: BMW Championship, 2 p.m. (NBC10) ¢ LPGA: NW Arkansas Championship, 4 p.m. ¢ Nationwide: Utah Championship, 7 p.m.

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¢ Packers at Eagles, 4:15 p.m. (Fox29; WYSP-FM 94.1, WIP-AM 610) ¢ Panthers at Giants, 1 p.m. (Fox29) ¢ Bengals at Patriots, 1 p.m. (CBS3) ¢ Cowboys at Redskins, 8 p.m. (NBC10; WPEN-FM 97.5)

Golf on Golf Channel unless noted


Alabama’s Kevin Norwood flips into the Penn State end zone on a touchdown reception. The No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide overpowered the Lions, 24-3.



A dream that was oversold?

A growing number of economists and real estate experts ask whether owning a home has become more of a nightmare. D1.


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9 a.m.

Mostly cloudy, 65


Showers, 67

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Showers, 69

6 p.m.

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Sierra 2500HD means heavy duty

It will take a significant chunk of this column just to name the vehicle I’m reviewing: The 2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4WD Crew Cab SLT with the Duramax diesel and the Z71 off-road package. (You’d better study that title. You know my penchant for surprise quizzes.) Anyway, that’s a big name for a big truck. What we have here is the pickup version of a Philistine dude named Goliath. It weighs close to four tons and is 20 feet long. And if you look at its best-in-class hauling and towing stats, you’ll know the “HD” in its title stands for heavy duty. You can load up to 6,635 pounds of your gold bullion reserves in the cargo bed. You can tow up to 8.5 tons with a conventional hitch. If you want to mount a fifthwheel hitch in the bed, you can pull almost 11 tons. That’s a big boat, camper or horse trailer. The test truck got this kind of grunt from a thoroughly revised, 6.6-liter turbo-diesel V-8 that churns up 397 horsepower and an astounding 765 pounds/feet of torque. To put the magnitude of this vehicle’s torque, or pulling ability, in perspective, we might compare it with a popular family car, like the four-cylinder Toyota Camry. The latter develops 167 pounds of torque. That torque doesn’t just allow the big Sierra to carry and pull huge loads. It also permits it to get out of the chute in quick car fashion. Despite its considerable weight, the tester has been timed from zero to 60 in 7.3 seconds, which is nothing short of amazing. (Maybe “HD” stands for hot dragster.) While its size and performance are Goliathan, it isn’t a fuel Philistine. They don’t do EPA mileage ratings




The 2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4WD Crew Cab SLT can tow up to 8.5 tons with a conventional hitch. on trucks this serious, but I can tell you that I got 17.7 miles to the gallon in mixed driving. And that’s better than a lot of sedans I’ve driven. Although its fuel appetite may not match its size, its price tag sure does. The upmarket, 4wd crew cab I tested had a base price of $44,560. But when you add the optional diesel ($7,195) and the superstrong Allison six-speed automatic gearbox that this powerful engine requires ($1,200), then tack on goodies such as a power sunroof ($995) and 20-inch polished aluminum wheels ($850), you finally wind up with a total tag of $57,575. Now that number separates the



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cattlemen from the urban cowboys who tend to buy light-duty full-size pickups. According to GMC spokeswoman Kelly Wysocki, these luxurious, serious pickups are typically purchased by affluent folks like Texas cattle ranchers, Devon Horse Show devotees, and big-time building contractors. So, what’s it like to drive? Well, it takes a little getting used to. Its length and the large turning radius that engenders can mean a wider swing to avoid curbs, and those two cars you want to park between at Franklin Mills. The tester rode and handled decently, and was reasonably quiet.


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Diva dervish Lady Gaga (pictured, right) storms the Wells Fargo Center Sept. 14 and 15. H2


A high-pressure system moves into Atlantic City on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” H3



Yannick Nézet-Séguin brings a breath of fresh air to the Philadelphia Orchestra’s fall program. H6


Lightning bolts can only mean one thing: Voldemort! Harry Potter returns to theaters Nov. 19. H8


A flurry of activity surrounds the opening of National Museum of American Jewish History Nov. 12. H10


Critics hailed local playwright Michael Hollinger’s 2007 “Opus.” Now he returns to debut “Ghost-Writer.” H11



A string of Mexicanthemed eateries heats up the suburbs. H12


The Pennsylvania Ballet’s staging of Roland Petit’s “Carmen” will eclipse everything else on its fall program. H13


38 former Tyler students shower praise on retiring instructor Frank Bramblett in “thanks.frank.” H17


Baby, you’re a star! Richard Cohen pens a biography of the sun. H22

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Lady Gaga It may have seemed that Stefani

The pop music season goes Gaga from the get-go with two Wells Fargo Center shows, and goes Pink, as in Floyd, when Roger Waters performs The Wall three times in November. There are other marquee acts with intriguing projects — Neil Young’s Le Noise comes out Sept. 28 — and notable names back at work, like indie darling Sufjan Stevens, soul man John Legend and gospel great Mavis Staples. — Dan DeLuca, Inquirer music critic

Joanne Angelina Germanotta was already monstrously popular when she brought her Monster Ball Tour, in its infancy, to Camden last December. But there’s been just so much Gaga going on since then, with each video — “Bad Romance,” “Telephone” and “Alejandro” — more outrageous than the last, and everyone from Jerry Seinfeld to M.I.A. turning into a Gaga-hater. The tour has been overhauled since she was last through, and we’ll see if her not-insubstantial musical talent can make itself evident amid a spectacle of her own creation (Sept. 14-15, the Wells Fargo Center).

Pavement Much-loved for its cerebral marriage

of indie irony and classic-rock hooks, Pavement was the ’90s cult band of choice for the discerning rock fan who understood that Smashing Pumpkins was inherently lame. Its chief songwriter, guitarist and vocalist, Stephen Malkmus, has carried on with his jammy Jicks, but finally agreed to get the old gang together for the reunion tour (Sept. 15, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts).

Of Montreal and Janelle Monae Of Montreal is known as an indie-pop band, but an R&B influence has always coursed through its music. That comes to the fore on False Priest, the band’s 10th album (out Tuesday), which features Solange Knowles and fellow Georgian genre-hopper Janelle Monae, whose The ArchAndroid, released this year, included a cameo by Of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes (Of Montreal and Janelle Monae, Wednesday, the Electric Factory). Philadelphia Film and Music Festival With more than 30 venues participating, the inaugural

Chrissie & the Fairground Boys (Sept. 23, Keswick Theatre); The Books and the Black Heart Procession (Sept. 29, the Trocadero); Jason & the Scorchers with Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles (Sept. 30, Sellersville Theater); The xx (Oct. 4, Merriam Theater); Carolina Chocolate Drops (Oct. 12, World Cafe Live); Phoenix (Oct. 23, Tower Theater); Sufjan Stevens (Nov. 10, Academy of Music); Roky Erickson (Nov. 8, Johnny Brenda’s); Roger Waters (sold out Nov. 8, 9 and 11, Wells Fargo Center), and the Allman Brothers (Nov. 11, Tower Theater).

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan Scottish

cellist and former Belle and Sebastian singer Isobel Campbell and former Seattle grunge guy Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees have made three albums together. Hawk, their latest spin on haunting Nancy Sinatra-Lee Hazelwood-style Americana, keeps up their winning streak. Lanegan mostly sings lead, but Campbell’s the auteur, handling arrangements and production; she wrote the songs that aren’t by Townes Van Zandt (Oct. 14, Johnny Brenda’s).

George Strait Country audiences are more loyal

Philadelphia F/M Festival aims to combine indie music and movies into a complementary whole. Lots of local music acts such as Black Landlord and A Sunny Day in Glasgow will hook up with out-of-towners like Asobi Seksu and Field Music. (Sept. 23-26; more information at

LCD Soundsystem James Murphy has mas-

tered the art of turning his ongoing midlife crisis into rocked-out electronic dance music. This year’s largely enthralling LCD Soundsystem album This Is Happening is the latest example of the Princeton Junction native’s knack for turning ambivalence into catharsis. Murphy and crew will headline the biggest Making Time dance party to date, along with openers Sleigh Bells (Sept. 24, at the Naval Cruise Terminal at the Philadelphia Navy Yard).

Garotas Suecas Straight out of São Paulo, Bra-

zil, Garotas Suecas is a freewheeling soul-rock psychedelic garage band for whom the Tropicália innovations of late ’60s Brazilian bands are but one of a cornucopia of influences. The four-man, one woman, horn-happy, dance-party band’s fabulous U.S. debut, Escaldante Banda, is out now (Sept. 23, Kung Fu Necktie; Sept. 25, Haverford College).

Lady GaGa

decades, and the Staple Singers singer remains a vital force. Her latest is You Are Not Alone (Tuesday), estimably produced by Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy, includes covers of songs by Little Milton, Randy Newman, and John Fogerty, and Tweedy contributed two originals. (Oct. 4, World Cafe Live.)

than pop fans, but George Strait’s durability is staggering by any standard. When his single “I Gotta Get to You” entered the Billboard country Top 10 in April, Strait became the first artist to score a Top 10 hit every year for 30 consecutive years. (He’s had 82 Top 10s in all.) The smooth Texan makes a rare Philadelphia appearance when he shares a bill with the similarly enduring Reba McEntire (Oct. 15, the Wells Fargo Center).

Gorillaz Until this year, Gorillaz, the ad hoc pop

group masterminded by Blur founder Damon Albarn and cartoonist Jamie Hewlett, put the emphasis on bringing a cartoon universe to life in live performance. Gorillaz’ shows behind the catchy Plastic Beach, however, have focused on actual musicians playing music in view of the audience. And on the band’s first American tour, who will those musicians be? There’s no telling, but the list of guest Gorillaz who’ve recently appeared on stage with the band is long, including Snoop Dogg, Lou Reed, Mos Def, Bobby Womack, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, and De La Soul (Nov. 10, Susquehanna Bank Center).

Mavis Staples Gospel soul woman Mavis Staples has been taking us there for going on five


Bilal, Airtight’s Revenge.

Philadelphia soul singer Bilal Oliver set high expectations with 1st Born Second, his 2001 debut, which revealed a supple falsetto of Princely proportions. But his planned 2006 follow-up, Love for Sale, got lost in major-label purgatory. So Airtight’s Revenge qualifies as the season’s most long-awaited R&B release. (Tuesday)

John Legend & The Roots,

Wake Up! Roots drummer Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson guides soul singer John Legend through a set mainly of socially conscious and protest songs from the ’70s. Legend’s gruff gospel roots are emphasized on smartly selected, worldly-wise ruminations like Bill Withers’ “I Can’t Write Left Handed,” Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes’ “Wake Up Everybody,” and Les McCann’s “Compared to What.” (Sept. 21)

Janelle Monae

Mavis Staples

Robert Plant, Band of

Joy. The last time Led Zeppelin’s golden god made a moody American roots country record, he teamed up with Alison Krauss and producer T Bone Burnett and won a bunch of Grammys. This time Plant’s Band of Joy includes vocals from Patty Griffin and knob-twiddling from Buddy Miller, as well as a collaboration with Los Lobos on the first single, “Angel Dance.” (Tuesday)

Michael Jackson, TBA. The

posthumous Michael Jackson onslaught gets going this fall. Sony is releasing a 10-song album said to have been recorded mostly during Jackson’s megawatt ’80s heyday, along with newer collaborations with the likes of and Akon. South Jersey native Rodney Jerkins, a frequent collaborator of Jackson’s, is said to be involved. (November)

Jamey Johnson, The Guitar

Mark Ronson & The Business Intl., Record

Collection. Brit producer Ronson brought his neo-retro savvy to Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen. For his next trick, Ronson will debut as a vocalist, while playing guitar on a wide-ranging platter whose guest list includes rappers Q-Tip, Ghostface Killah, and Philadelphia’s own Spank Rock as well as the long-lost, and much missed, R&B love man D’Angelo. (Oct. 5)

Taylor Swift, Speak Now. Wyomissing’s own country-pop

queen’s third album aims to boldly go where her first two went — straight to the top of the charts. The songwriting Goldilocks sold more music in ’08-’09 than anybody else. Speak Now, with 14 self-penned tunes, each “a confession to different person,” Swift says, tries to complete the hat trick. (Oct. 25)

Kanye West, Dark Twisted

Fantasy. Can Kanye West’s new music, on an album that promises to be “a return to real hip-hop” possibly be as entertaining as his tweets? Nope, but then how could it be? West’s newest includes the fine single “Power,” as well as other tunes that will soon be known to the masses if West keeps his promise of giving away a song every Friday between now and the release date on (Nov. 16)

John Legend & The Roots

Ciara, Basic Instinct. The

mono-monickered R&B stunner aims to rival the ubiquity of Beyoncé and Rihanna with her fourth album, using Sharon Stone’s icepick-wielding über-babe as inspiration. Ludacris, The-Dream, and Andre 3000 provide production assistance. (October)

Kings of Leon, Come Around Sundown. Thanks to the irresistible chorus that drove “Use Somebody,” the 2010 Grammy upset winner for record of the year, the three Followill brothers and their cousin Matthew who make up Southern alt-rock band Kings of Leon are now arenarock superstars. The Kings have been trying out new songs on the road, and a number of them, such as “Pickup Truck” and “Back Down South,” will be on their fifth studio album. (Oct. 19) Contact music critic Dan DeLuca at 215-854-5628 or Read his blog, “In the Mix,” at philly/blogs/inthemix.

Song. Hardscrabble country baritone Johnson ups the ante in the heir-to-Merle Haggard sweepstakes. The Guitar Song’s 25 songs are spread out over two CDs, and songs such as the honky-tonk “Lonely at the Top” and the downcast “Mental Revenge” show him to be a worthy heir to the long line of Outlaws who’ve rebelled against Nashville’s slick music-making, going back to the days of Hank Williams Sr. (Tuesday)

ALSO OF NOTE: Weezer, Hurley (Tuesday); Santana, Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time (Sept. 21); Bruno Mars, Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Oct. 5); Sugarland, The Incredible Machine (Oct. 19); Elton John & Leon Russell, The Union (Oct. 19); Sun Airway, Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier (Oct. 26); Kid Cudi, Man on the Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager (Oct. 26); Elvis Costello, National Ransom (Nov. 2); Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday (Nov. 23), and Cee Lo Green, The Ladykiller (Dec. 7).

Sunday, September 12, 2010



Grand slam, touchdown — whatever sport you pick — there’s exactly one big score in the fall TV season that starts next Sunday. There’s a little fun here, and a little excitement there, but it’s a mediocre lineup: scratch singles, extra points, maybe the occasional field goal. HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, however, is a monster, a series that stands at the pinnacle of TV achievement right out of the box. Not since The Sopranos (Empire executive producer Terence Winter was one of its lead writers) has the “Nikita” premium network given viewers a better reason to subscribe. The rest of the well-made and entertaining series highlighted here all have something to recommend them, but none, at first blush, qualifies as appointment television. — Jonathan Storm, Inquirer television critic Nikita

Boardwalk Empire. HBO. Sundays at 9.

Premieres next Sunday. Has there ever been a TV series with as grand a sweep as this one? Steve Buscemi proves he can be a star, as the boss of Atlantic City in the ’20s, corrupt to the core, yet burdened by a misplaced, for his line of work, decency. Lushly decorated with period costumes and sets, the series follows the lives of several characters, great and small, touching on such timeless themes as greed, ambition, and love. It portrays the birth, and the trials, of Prohibition as well as any movie has, drawing parallels with events of today. Even though it’s only 2010, Empire is a lock for any list of Top 10 series of the decade.

Blue Bloods. CBS.

Fridays at 10. Premieres Sept. 24. Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg star as father-andson cops in this series that combines the case of the week with an ongoing family and corruption story. Selleck’s the NYPD chief, following in his father’s footsteps. Wahlberg’s a watered-down, Dirty Harrystyle detective. His sister’s an assistant D.A., and the family baby, a Harvard Law School grad, renounces the attorney money to walk the beat.

Body of Proof. ABC. Fridays at 9. No

premiere date. A leap of faith because of its star, this is the story of an abrasive, know-it-all physician relegated to coroner work after a car crash ruins her big-time surgeon’s career. If she sounds like a female House, that’s probably the idea. The network hasn’t officially scheduled the show yet. The pilot is a little obvious — except for the unsatisfying left-field revelation of the killer at the end. The main character’s initially offputting. But she’s played by the incomparable Dana Delany,

and perhaps that will carry the day.


The Defenders. CBS. Wednesdays at

10. Sept. 22. Loosely based on a couple of real-life Sin City lawyers, this series follows the exploits of the firm of Morelli & Kaczmarek, a couple of guys who know just about everybody in Las Vegas and love the old days and the old ways. Each has his personal problems. You might think one of Morelli’s biggest is that he’s played by Jim Belushi, but the actor goes a long way toward making you forget According to Jim. Did we mention that one of their associates is a former stripper?

With only one compelling new series this fall, it might be time to turn to some older ones. It doesn’t matter if you missed the first season, or the first five, they’re starting fresh again, and now is a good time to join.

The Middle, Modern Family, Cougar Town, returning Sept. 22 on ABC. Family has gotten most of the buzz, deservedly, but the other two sophomore sitcoms grew into themselves as the season progressed. All feature likable, relatable characters.

Detroit 1-8-7. ABC.

Tuesdays at 10. Sept. 21. Michael Imperioli is the draw here, as producers exploit fantastic tax advantages and film the entire show on location in the Motor City, which can be a pretty compelling character itself in a police show. The murder squad has lots of intriguing characters, with a panBlue Bloods oply of personal (and personnel) problems. The cops are tough. The cases are fast-paced. And there’s a liberal seasoning of dark humor.

Mike & Molly. CBS. Mondays at 9:30. Sept. 20. This is as sure a hit as it gets this season, not necessarily for its content, but because it’s scheduled so comfortably behind America’s favorite sitcom (who knows why?), Two and a Half Men. Sweet and funny, this one, about two overweight lovebirds who are as lovable as any lead characters on television, showcases the softer side of Men executive producer Chuck Lorre. Standup Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy (Sookie on Gilmore Girls) star. Nikita. CW. Thursdays at 9. Premiered Thursday. With an Asian American lead, martial arts whirlwind Maggie Q, and lots of superspy action, Nikita seems like it would be more at home on Fox or ABC than teen slea-

Undercovers ze central CW. Q plays yet another incarnation of the Nikita character introduced in the 1990 feature La Femme Nikita. Once America’s sexiest espionage specialist, this one isn’t too happy with the direction of the agency that recruited her. That’s bad news for her former bosses.

No Ordinary Family. ABC. Tuesdays

at 8. Sept. 28. It’s a neat journey for Michael Chiklis, from tough and morally challenged super cop on The Shield to surprised police sketch artist and bumbling daddy here. He’s surprised because he suddenly discovers he has the power to go a quarter of a mile with one jump. Mom, Junior and Sis similarly find they have new super powers and struggle to handle them smoothly while battling — well, whatever it is they’re fated to battle.

Raising Hope. Fox. Tuesdays at 9. Sept.

21. One of the losing-est families you’ve ever seen (courtesy of My Name Is Earl’s Greg Garcia, who can be darn funny in this socioeconomic class) finds itself with an unexpected bundle of joy. Misadventures ensue. Following this show at 9:30 in Fox’s new Tuesday comedy block is

Running Wilde, from the folks who brought you Arrested Development. It stars Will Arnett and Keri Russell and may find a funny center after massive reworking of the pilot.

Terriers. FX. Wednesdays at 10. Pre-

miered Wednesday. Donal Logue channels Jeff Bridges and Michael Raymond-James (Arlene’s erstwhile fiance Rene in True Blood) plays his partner in this saga about slacker private detectives in a funky California beach town. Though they aim for plenty of money and a simple life, things are forever getting complicated in a film noir format with comic touches that seems well-suited for FX.

Undercovers. NBC. Wednesdays at 8. Sept. 22. NBC has a bucket of new generic, easy-on-the-eyes action series, and this one is the easiest. The leads, Britisher Gugu Mbatha-Raw and German Boris Kodjoe, are gorgeous as married spies-turned-caterers (you read it right) who find themselves out in the field again. From J.J. Abrams, it has some of the international intrigue feel of his first TV action show, Alias. And there’s always something cooking back in the kitchen.

Sons of Anarchy (returned Sept. 7) and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

(returns Thursday), both on FX. Subversive and provocative, Anarchy is delectably grim, Sunny absurdly funny.

The Good Wife (Sept. 28,

CBS). Proof that a legal procedural needn’t be all about motions and torts, and that a series needn’t be stupid to have broad appeal, this show features some of TV’s finest acting.

Life Unexpected (Tuesday). Relegated to the smarmy and jejune outpost of the CW network, this drama borrows from the delightful feature film Juno, with a huge heart and even a few brains.

Human Target (Oct. 1, Fox). Like Life another midseason addition last winter, this series is simpleminded fun, an escapist’s dream of a pitch-perfect live-action cartoon.

Boardwalk Empire


Sunday, September 12, 2010


New and Noteworthy


Afghanistan. 1 hr. 34 R (profanity, mature themes) — C.R.

Opening This Week

Also on Screens

Alpha and Omega Animated road trip film about two young wolves who try to make their way back home after a park ranger relocates them. Justin Long, Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci, Danny Glover, and the late Dennis Hopper provide voices. Easy A A teen uses her high school’s rumor mill to advance her social life. Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Lisa Kudrow, and Patricia Clarkson star. Mademoiselle Chambon A reclusive French teacher strikes up an unlikely relationship with the father of one of her students. French with subtitles. The Virginity Hit A circle of friends chronicles their escapades while trying to help their friend lose his virginity. A Woman, a Gun, and a Noodle Shop A Chinese noodle shop owner schemes to kill his cheating wife and her lover. Mandarin with subtitles.

Excellent (iiii) Reviewed by critics Carrie Rickey (C.R.), Steven Rea (S.R.), and Tirdad Derakhshani (T.D.). W.S. denotes a wire-service review. Lebanon An intensely powerful, frightening film, set on the first day of the 1982 Lebanon war, from the point of view — quite literally — of four young, inexperienced Israeli soldiers, packed and jostled inside a tank rolling through enemy terrain. 1 hr. 33 R (intense violence, profanity, adult themes) — S.R.

Very Good (iii1/2) Animal Kingdom A razor-sharp Australian gangland drama about a suddenly orphaned teen who moves in with his three drug-dealing, gun-toting uncles and their wily, seemingly warmhearted mother. Deep, dark business ensues. With Guy Pearce as a police detective and a chilling Jacki Weaver as the protective matriarch. 1 hr. 52 R (violence, drugs, profanity, adult themes) — S.R.

SHOWTIMES - MOTION PICTURE RATINGS G - All AGES ADMITTED, General Audience PG - All AGES ADMITTED, Parental Guidance Suggested PG-13 - Parents should give guidance for children under 13 R - Restricted under 17, Requires accompanying Parent or Guardian. NC-17 - Children under 17 not admitted.

Bokeem Woodbine (left) and Bojana Novakovic in “Devil,” the supernatural scare film advertised as “from the mind of M. Night Shyamalan.” Cairo Time Patricia Clarkson, as a New York magazine editor, and Alexander Siddig, as a charming native, star in this bittersweet and achingly beautiful story of two strangers who spend a few days together in the teeming Egyptian city and find themselves falling in love — perhaps. 1 hr. 29 PG (adult themes) — S.R. Farewell A tense French spy thriller based on real events, fascinating not only for its glimpse into the machinations of government espionage agencies in the Cold War era of the early ’80s, but for the toll such subterfuge takes on the men, and women, involved. With film directors-turned-actors Guillaume Canet and Emir Kusturica as the Frenchman and the Russian at the center of this top-secret business. 1 hr. 53 No MPAA rating (adult themes) — S.R.


I’m Still Here Joaquin Phoenix is the subject of this documentary-like chronicle — a year in the life of the twice-Oscar-nominated thespian, as he announces his retirement from movies to pursue a career as a hip-hop artist. Is it for real? Does it matter? It’s strange, riveting, occasionally appalling stuff, any way you look at it. 1 hr. 47 No MPAA rating (profanity, nudity, sex, drugs, adult themes) — S.R. The Kids Are All Right Deft social satire starring Annette Bening and Julianne Moore as a lesbian couple whose teenage children find their Sperm Dad (Mark Ruffalo). Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson are the kids in Lisa Cholodenko’s film, with five actors at the top of their games as five characters in search of what makes a family. 1 hr. 44 R (nudity, sexual content, drugs) — C.R.





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Devil “From the mind

of M. Night Shyamalan” is how they’ve been plugging this supernatural scare pic, set inside an office tower elevator. Satanic! Claustrophobic! Sibling directors Drew and John Erick Dowdle execute Shyamalan’s concept. PG-13

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Documentary about the street artist-turnedstar of the 1980s New York art scene. No MPAA rating

The Town Ben Affleck

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RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE (R) 11:30 AM 2:20 4:40 7:15 9:40 PM RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D (R) 1:30 4:30 7:30 10:15 PM GOING THE DISTANCE (R) 12:40 3:55 7:05 10:05 PM MACHETE (R) 11:25 AM 1:55 4:45 7:30 10:10 PM THE AMERICAN (R) 12:55 3:30 6:45 9:30 PM THE LAST EXORCISM (PG-13) 2:45 5:30 8:10 10:15 PM TAKERS (PG-13) 1:25 4:25 7:00 9:35 PM NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS (PG) 12:05 2:40 5:25 PM THE SWITCH (PG-13) 12:15 2:50 5:20 7:50 10:25 PM EAT PRAY LOVE (PG-13) 12:45 4:20 7:20 10:30 PM THE EXPENDABLES (R) 7:55 10:20 PM FLIPPED (PG) 11:35 AM 1:50 4:15 7:10 9:45 PM THE OTHER GUYS (PG-13) 1:00 4:05 6:55 9:25 PM INCEPTION (PG-13) 11:45 AM 3:10 6:40 10:00 PM BARBIE: A FASHION FAIRYTALE (NR) 12:00 PM

BRAN NUE DAE (PG-13) 12:00 2:25 5:15 7:35 9:50 PM THE AMERICAN (R) 11:55 AM 2:30 5:00 7:45 10:30 PM GET LOW (PG-13) 11:50 AM 2:15 4:50 7:25 9:55 PM


Black Horse PK @ American Blvd. (856) 728-2500 1-800-FANDANGO #(265)

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE (PG-13) (1:00) 4:00 7:00 9:55 PM GOING THE DISTANCE (R) (2:00 2:40) 4:40 5:20 7:20 8:00 10:00 10:40 PM TAKERS (PG-13) (1:50 2:30) 4:30 5:10 7:10 7:50 9:50 10:30 PM LOTTERY TICKET (PG-13) (2:05) 4:35 7:05 9:40 PM VAMPIRES SUCK (PG-13) (1:40) 3:50 6:05 8:20 10:35 PM THE EXPENDABLES (R) (1:30) 4:10 6:50 9:30 PM SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (PG-13) (2:20) 5:00 7:30 10:10 PM THE OTHER GUYS (PG-13) (1:20) 4:20 7:25 10:05 PM DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS (PG-13) (1:10) 3:45 6:40 9:20 PM SALT (PG-13) (2:10) 4:50 7:40 10:20 PM


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RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D (R) 11:15 AM 12:15 1:45 2:45 4:15 5:15 7:00 8:00 9:45 PM MACHETE (R) DP,DLP 11:30 AM 2:15 5:00 7:45 10:15 PM THE LAST EXORCISM (PG-13) DP,DLP 12:00 2:30 5:20 7:30 9:50 PM TAKERS (PG-13) DP,DLP 12:45 3:45 6:45 9:30 PM LOTTERY TICKET (PG-13) DP,DLP 11:45 AM 2:00 4:30 7:15 10:00 PM



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RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE (R) (1:50) 4:30 7:10 9:40 PM H RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D (R) (1:00) 3:20 5:40 8:05 10:30 PM MACHETE (R) (1:30 2:20) 4:20 5:05 7:00 7:45 9:45 10:25 PM THE AMERICAN (R) (12:50) 3:15 5:45 8:10 10:35 PM ADJACENT TO OXFORD VALLEY MALL THE LAST EXORCISM (PG-13) 250 Bromley Blvd. Across from Burlington Ctr. (215) 750-3390 1-800-FANDANGO #(645) (1:10 2:10) 3:25 4:25 5:35 7:20 7:55 9:30 (609) 239-3500 1-800-FANDANGO #(259) Off Rt. 422 and Egypt Rd. Edgmont Sq. Shopping Center @ Rt. 3 RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE (R) 10:10 PM 1-800-FANDANGO #(341) LADIES & GENTLEMEN: THE ROLLING NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS (PG) (1:30) 4:30 7:20 9:40 PM (610) 325-8100 1-800-FANDANGO #(339) (610) 666-6564 STONES FLASHBACK TO 1972 (2:00) 4:45 7:25 9:55 PM LADIES & GENTLEMEN: THE ROLLING H RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D (R) RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE (R) Advance Tickets Now on Sale. H PIRANHA 3D (R) STONES FLASHBACK TO 1972 (2:00) 5:00 7:50 10:20 PM (1:40) 4:30 7:20 10:10 PM DABANGG (NR) (12:55) 10:20 PM Advance Tickets Now on Sale. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE (PG-13) GOING THE DISTANCE (R) (12:25) 3:15 6:25 9:30 PM THE SWITCH (PG-13) MOSLEY VS. MORA FIGHT LIVE (1:45) 4:10 6:50 9:45 PM (1:15) 6:20 PM H RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D (R) 3:45 6:35 PM Advance Tickets Now on Sale. MACHETE (R) GOING THE DISTANCE (R) (12:30 1:30 2:55) 4:00 5:20 7:00 7:55 9:35 THE SWITCH (PG-13) OC RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE (R) (1:30) 4:20 7:50 10:20 PM 10:25 PM (1:15) 9:35 PM MAO’S LAST DANCER(PG) Sun: 7:00 PM / (1:20) 4:10 7:00 9:30 PM (1:00) 3:20 5:40 8:00 10:20 PM THE AMERICAN (R) THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE (PG-13) EAT PRAY LOVE (PG-13) MACHETE (R) THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT(R) Sun: H RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D (R) (2:10) 4:50 7:30 10:00 PM (12:55) 6:35 PM (1:05) 4:05 7:05 10:05 PM (2:30) 5:10 8:00 10:25 PM 1:00 PM / COCO CHANEL & IGOR (12:00 2:20) 4:40 7:00 9:20 PM TAKERS (PG-13) INCEPTION (PG-13) GOING THE DISTANCE (R) STRAVINSKY(R) Sun: 4:00 PM / GET THE AMERICAN (R) DP THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE (PG-13) (1:10 2:05) 4:30 5:10 7:10 7:50 9:45 10:30 PM (12:45) 3:50 6:55 10:00 PM (1:20) 3:50 7:10 9:55 PM LOW(PG-13) Sun: 1:00 4:00 7:00 PM (1:35) 4:00 7:30 10:05 PM (1:15) 4:05 6:50 9:40 PM DESPICABLE ME (PG) MACHETE (R) THE SWITCH (PG-13) THE LAST EXORCISM (PG-13) (1:20) 3:55 7:35 9:50 PM GOING THE DISTANCE (R) (12:35 2:15) 3:05 4:50 5:35 7:35 8:10 (2:00) 5:00 8:00 10:25 PM (2:10) 4:40 8:10 10:30 PM TOY STORY 3 (G) (11:45 AM 12:35 2:15) 3:00 4:55 5:30 7:20 10:10 PM EAT PRAY LOVE (PG-13) (1:40) 4:15 6:45 9:15 PM 8:05 9:55 10:30 PM WE ARE FAMILY (NR) (12:50) 3:55 7:00 10:05 PM Off Hwy. 611 and Easton Rd. (215) 491-4413 TAKERS (PG-13) H AVATAR 3D (PG-13) (1:50) 4:20 7:15 9:50 PM (1:20) 4:10 6:40 9:10 PM MACHETE (R) THE EXPENDABLES (R) 1-800-FANDANGO #(337) 3:10 6:40 PM THE AMERICAN (R) NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS (PG) (12:00 2:35) 5:10 7:40 10:35 PM 7:40 10:15 PM EASY A (1:15) 4:05 6:50 9:40 PM MACHETE (R) DP (1:25) 3:55 6:30 9:10 PM THE OTHER GUYS (PG-13) Advance Tickets Now on Sale. THE LAST EXORCISM (PG-13) (1:05) 7:05 PM THE SWITCH (PG-13) (1:00) 4:00 6:40 9:40 PM DABANGG (NR) (1:25) 3:50 7:05 9:25 PM WE ARE FAMILY (NR) (1:40) 4:25 6:50 9:15 PM DESPICABLE ME (PG) (1:00) 3:50 6:40 9:30 PM TAKERS (PG-13) (1:20) 4:00 6:40 9:15 PM (1:50) 4:40 PM VAMPIRES SUCK (PG-13) RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE (R) (1:50) 3:30 4:40 6:45 7:40 10:15 PM THE AMERICAN (R) GET LOW (PG-13) 4:15 9:20 PM TAKERS (PG-13) OC,OC/DVS (1:55) 4:50 7:50 10:20 PM (11:55 AM 2:35) 5:05 7:30 10:00 PM (1:10) 3:45 6:30 9:35 PM Naamans Rd. & Rte. 202 Concord Pike (12:50) 9:20 PM THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE (PG-13) EAT PRAY LOVE (PG-13) THE LAST EXORCISM (PG-13) (1:00) 4:05 7:10 10:15 PM (302) 479-0750 1-800-FANDANGO #(174) LOTTERY TICKET (PG-13) (1:05) 4:05 7:00 10:10 PM (1:45) 3:50 6:00 8:10 10:25 PM THE EXPENDABLES (R) (1:35) 4:35 7:15 9:50 PM STADIUM SEATING IN SELECT AUDITORIUMS GOING THE DISTANCE (R) TAKERS (PG-13) NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS (PG) (2:20) 4:50 7:40 10:10 PM One Block From 69th St. Terminal (2:05) 4:30 7:15 9:55 PM EASY A (11:35 AM 2:10) 4:50 7:35 10:30 PM (1:00) 4:15 7:25 PM THE OTHER GUYS (PG-13) Advance Tickets Now on Sale. (610) 734-0202 1-800-FANDANGO #(654) NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS (PG) MACHETE (R) PIRANHA 3D (R) (1:10) 3:50 6:45 9:45 PM LADIES & GENTLEMEN: THE ROLLING (2:00) 5:00 7:55 10:25 PM RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE (R) (1:25) 3:55 6:30 9:00 PM 10:05 PM STONES FLASHBACK TO 1972 INCEPTION (PG-13) WE ARE FAMILY (NR) (1:00) 4:00 7:00 10:00 PM PIRANHA 3D (R) THE SWITCH (PG-13) Advance Tickets Now on Sale. 6:40 10:00 PM GOING THE DISTANCE (R) (1:10) 4:00 6:50 9:40 PM 10:10 PM 3:40 9:50 PM MOSLEY VS. MORA FIGHT LIVE DESPICABLE ME (PG) (1:35) 4:35 7:05 9:45 PM THE AMERICAN (R) THE SWITCH (PG-13) VAMPIRES SUCK (PG-13) Advance Tickets Now on Sale. (1:05) 3:40 PM MACHETE (R) (12:50) 3:10 5:45 8:15 PM (1:25) 4:35 7:25 10:00 PM (1:45) 4:20 7:45 10:20 PM RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE (R) (1:45) 4:45 7:45 10:20 PM VAMPIRES SUCK (PG-13) THE LAST EXORCISM (PG-13) EAT PRAY LOVE (PG-13) (2:30) 5:00 7:30 10:00 PM THE LAST EXORCISM (PG-13) (12:55) 3:15 5:25 7:25 9:25 PM (12:40) 3:45 6:55 9:55 PM (2:10) 5:05 7:35 9:50 PM H RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D (R) (1:25) 4:25 6:30 9:15 PM EAT PRAY LOVE (PG-13) (12:30 1:30) 3:10 4:30 5:30 7:00 8:00 9:30 THE EXPENDABLES (R) NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS (PG) TAKERS (PG-13) 10:40 PM (12:45) 3:35 7:20 10:00 PM (12:20) 3:25 6:30 9:45 PM (1:20) 4:10 7:05 9:35 PM THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE (PG-13) (1:15) 4:15 7:15 10:15 PM THE OTHER GUYS (PG-13) THE EXPENDABLES (R) THE SWITCH (PG-13) (12:55) 6:30 PM (1:40) 4:25 7:30 10:20 PM LOTTERY TICKET (PG-13) (12:20 2:50) 5:15 7:45 10:15 PM (1:50) 4:40 7:10 9:45 PM GOING THE DISTANCE (R) DESPICABLE ME (PG) (1:30) 4:30 7:30 10:30 PM SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE EAT PRAY LOVE (PG-13) (12:50) 3:20 4:40 6:50 9:25 10:25 PM (1:05) 3:55 6:30 9:15 PM PIRANHA 3D (R) WORLD (PG-13) (1:15) 4:15 7:20 PM MACHETE (R) (1:40) 4:40 7:40 10:10 PM 6:35 9:05 PM THE EXPENDABLES (R) (1:40 2:20) 4:25 5:20 7:40 8:20 10:20 Phoenixville, PA 610-917-1228 THE EXPENDABLES (R) FLIPPED (PG) 7:45 10:15 PM 10:50 PM (1:50) 4:50 7:50 10:25 PM (12:30 2:45) 5:00 7:15 9:35 PM Moorestown Mall (856) 222-9358 THE AMERICAN (R) THE OTHER GUYS (PG-13) SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE THE OTHER GUYS (PG-13) THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (R) (1:20) 4:20 7:20 9:50 PM 1-800-FANDANGO #(598) (1:35) 4:55 7:30 10:05 PM WORLD (PG-13) (1:10) 3:45 6:20 8:50 PM 8:00 PM THE LAST EXORCISM (PG-13) $6.00 All Day Tuesday. 3D up-charges apply. INCEPTION (PG-13) CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY (1:50) 4:50 7:50 10:05 PM DOUBLE FEATURE: THE SEVEN SAMURAI 6:45 9:30 PM Holidays Excluded. (1:30) 4:45 8:00 PM DESPICABLE ME (PG) GALORE (PG) TAKERS (PG-13) (1954) & THRONE OF BLOOD (1957) DESPICABLE ME (PG) RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE (R) (1:10) 4:10 PM (1:15 2:10) 4:00 5:10 7:35 8:10 10:10 (12:25 2:30) 4:30 PM 2:00 PM (12:50) 3:15 5:40 8:10 10:35 PM (1:40) 4:25 PM 10:45 PM RAMONA AND BEEZUS (G) GOING THE DISTANCE (R) LOTTERY TICKET (PG-13) (12:05 2:25) 4:45 7:10 PM (1:40) 4:10 7:10 9:40 PM (2:00) 8:05 PM INCEPTION (PG-13) MACHETE (R) EAT PRAY LOVE (PG-13) (12:15) 3:25 6:45 9:50 PM (1:30) 4:30 7:30 10:30 PM (12:35) 3:40 6:40 9:45 PM DESPICABLE ME (PG) THE AMERICAN (R) THE EXPENDABLES (R) (12:45) 3:05 5:35 7:50 10:05 PM (1:20) 4:50 7:50 10:20 PM 3:45 10:30 PM TOY STORY 3 (G) THE LAST EXORCISM (PG-13) FLIPPED (PG) (1:30) 4:10 6:45 9:10 PM (1:10) 3:30 5:50 8:00 10:10 PM (1:10) 4:10 7:10 9:40 PM GET LOW (PG-13) EAT PRAY LOVE (PG-13) THE OTHER GUYS (PG-13) (12:10 2:40) 5:20 7:55 PM (1:00) 4:00 7:00 10:00 PM (1:00) 3:30 6:45 9:20 PM H AVATAR 3D (PG-13) THE OTHER GUYS (PG-13) INCEPTION (PG-13) (12:40) 3:50 7:05 10:15 PM (1:50) 4:20 7:20 9:50 PM 3:30 9:30 PM


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(12:30 2:50) 5:10 7:50 10:30 PM THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE (PG-13) 4:10 10:05 PM GOING THE DISTANCE (R) (1:10) 4:00 7:20 10:00 PM MACHETE (R) DP (12:45) 3:10 5:40 8:10 10:35 PM THE AMERICAN (R) DP (12:35) 3:00 5:30 8:00 10:25 PM THE LAST EXORCISM (PG-13) (12:50) 3:05 5:20 7:30 9:50 PM TAKERS (PG-13) (4:30) 7:40 PM TAKERS (PG-13) OC,OC/DVS (1:40) 10:20 PM NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS (PG) (12:55) 3:25 PM WHAT IF... (PG) (1:30) 7:00 PM EAT PRAY LOVE (PG-13) (12:40) 3:40 6:40 9:40 PM THE EXPENDABLES (R) (1:20) 4:20 7:10 9:45 PM THE OTHER GUYS (PG-13) (1:15) 4:15 7:45 10:15 PM INCEPTION (PG-13) 6:45 9:55 PM H AVATAR 3D (PG-13) (1:00) 4:40 8:20 PM

RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE (R) (1:50) 4:40 7:10 9:40 PM H RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D (R) (12:30 1:10 2:50) 3:40 5:20 6:30 7:50 9:00 10:20 PM THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE (PG-13) (1:40) 7:05 PM GOING THE DISTANCE (R) 2nd St. Between Chestnut & Walnut Sts. (215) 925-7900 (1:20 2:00) 3:50 4:30 6:40 7:20 9:10 9:50 PM 1619 Grant Ave. 1 Blk. W. of Bustleton Ave. MACHETE (R) THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (R) (1:30) 4:00 7:15 9:45 PM (215) 677-8019 1-800-FANDANGO #(651) (1:45) 3:00 4:45 5:30 7:15 8:00 9:35 10:30 PM THE AMERICAN (R) GET LOW (PG-13) H RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D (R) (1:00) 3:30 7:00 9:30 PM (1:30) 4:00 7:30 10:00 PM (12:30 2:50) 5:10 8:00 10:30 PM THE LAST EXORCISM (PG-13) GOING THE DISTANCE (R) (1:00) 3:15 5:25 8:05 10:25 PM (12:50) 3:20 6:50 9:50 PM TAKERS (PG-13) MACHETE (R) (1:25) 4:20 5:10 6:50 7:40 9:20 PM (1:00) 4:00 7:40 10:10 PM TAKERS (PG-13) OC,OC/DVS 214 Walnut St. (215) 925-7900 THE AMERICAN (R) (2:20) 10:10 PM (1:30) 4:40 7:10 9:45 PM EVENING DISC. PARK...use AUTO PARK 2nd & THE LAST EXORCISM (PG-13) NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS (PG) Sansom St. after 12pm. $6.50 with validation (1:50) 4:30 7:30 9:40 PM (1:35) 4:25 6:55 9:25 PM TAKERS (PG-13) THE SWITCH (PG-13) MESRINE: PUBLIC ENEMY #1 (R) (1:40) 4:20 7:50 10:15 PM (2:30) 5:00 7:45 10:15 PM (12:50) 4:10 7:00 9:45 PM LOTTERY TICKET (PG-13) DP MESRINE: KILLER INSTINCT (R) VAMPIRES SUCK (PG-13) (1:10) 3:50 7:00 10:00 PM (12:40) 3:45 7:20 9:50 PM 4:35 9:55 PM EAT PRAY LOVE (PG-13) MAO’S LAST DANCER (PG) EAT PRAY LOVE (PG-13) (12:40) 3:40 6:40 9:35 PM (1:00) 7:10 PM (12:45) 3:45 6:45 9:45 PM THE EXPENDABLES (R) DP CAIRO TIME (PG) THE EXPENDABLES (R) (1:20) 4:10 7:20 10:20 PM (11:30 AM) 1:35 3:40 5:50 8:00 10:00 PM (2:10) 4:55 7:25 9:50 PM FAREWELL (NR) SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE (12:10) 2:30 5:10 7:45 10:00 PM WORLD (PG-13) THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (R) 6:25 9:15 PM 3720-40 Main St., Manayunk (4:00) 9:40 PM (215) 482-6230 1-800-FANDANGO #(647) FLIPPED (PG) (12:35 2:40) 4:50 7:00 9:20 PM H RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D (R) THE OTHER GUYS (PG-13) (2:30) 5:05 7:45 10:20 PM (12:50) 3:30 6:20 9:05 PM MACHETE (R) DP INCEPTION (PG-13) (2:45) 5:15 8:00 10:30 PM GOING THE DISTANCE (R) (12:55) 4:05 8:10 PM THE AMERICAN (R) DP 1:35 3:35 5:35 7:40 9:45 PM DESPICABLE ME (PG) (1:55) 4:30 7:05 9:50 PM FLIPPED (PG) (1:05) 3:55 PM TAKERS (PG-13) 1:30 3:30 5:30 7:30 9:30 PM TOY STORY 3 (G) (2:15) 4:50 7:30 10:10 PM (1:15) 4:10 7:35 10:05 PM LOTTERY TICKET (PG-13) GET LOW (PG-13) (2:05) 4:40 7:15 10:00 PM (12:40) 3:35 6:35 9:30 PM THE EXPENDABLES (R) (2:00) 4:25 6:50 9:40 PM



Rt. 30 & Quarry Rd./Lancaster Pk. (Columbus Blvd.) Exit 20 off I-95 Rt. 309 @ Richland Crossing 1-800-FANDANGO #(336) (215) 755-2219 1-800-FANDANGO #(650) (215) 536-7700 1-800-FANDANGO #(347) (610) 518-3404 RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE (R) Additional Free Lighted Parking H RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D (R)

LADIES & GENTLEMEN: THE ROLLING STONES FLASHBACK TO 1972 Advance Tickets Now on Sale. RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE (R) (1:40) 4:10 6:50 9:20 PM H RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D (R) (12:20 1:00 2:40) 3:20 5:10 5:50 7:40 8:20 10:10 10:50 PM THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE (PG-13) (12:45) 3:30 PM Regal Cinemas - UA Theatres GOING THE DISTANCE (R) (1:25) 4:25 7:25 10:05 PM (OC) = Open Captioned MACHETE (R) (12:40 1:20) 3:10 3:50 5:40 6:30 8:10 9:10 (DA) = Descriptive Audio Available 10:45 PM THE AMERICAN (R) (12:25 2:50) 5:20 7:50 10:20 PM THE LAST EXORCISM (PG-13) (2:00) 4:20 7:20 9:40 PM TAKERS (PG-13) (12:30) 3:00 4:00 5:30 6:40 8:00 10:40 PM TAKERS (PG-13) OC,OC/DVS (1:30) 9:30 PM 4th Above Chestnut (215) 925-7900 LOTTERY TICKET (PG-13) DISCOUNT PARKING at ON-SITE GARAGE (1:15) 4:30 7:30 10:30 PM ($6.50 with validation when parking after 5pm) PIRANHA 3D (R) 7:15 9:45 PM BRAN NUE DAE (PG-13) EAT PRAY LOVE (PG-13) (1:10) 3:30 5:30 7:30 9:45 PM (12:35) 3:40 7:00 10:00 PM I’M STILL HERE (NR) THE EXPENDABLES (R) (1:30) 4:20 7:15 9:40 PM (2:10) 4:50 7:45 10:15 PM SOUL KITCHEN (NR) SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE (4:00) 9:25 PM WORLD (PG-13) THE TILLMAN STORY (R) (1:05) 4:05 7:05 9:50 PM (1:00) 4:30 7:20 9:35 PM THE OTHER GUYS (PG-13) ANIMAL KINGDOM (R) (12:50) 4:15 7:10 9:55 PM (1:15) 3:50 7:00 9:30 PM INCEPTION (PG-13) LEBANON (R) (1:50) 5:00 8:30 PM (1:20) 7:10 PM

RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE (R) 12:50 3:10 5:30 7:50 10:20 PM RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D (R) 12:20 2:40 5:00 7:20 9:50 PM GOING THE DISTANCE (R) 1:10 4:10 6:50 10:10 PM MACHETE (R) 12:10 2:30 5:00 7:30 10:00 PM THE AMERICAN (R) 1:00 4:00 6:40 9:50 PM THE LAST EXORCISM (PG-13) 12:00 4:50 PM TAKERS (PG-13) 12:00 2:20 4:40 7:00 9:40 PM LOTTERY TICKET (PG-13) 2:10 7:10 9:30 PM

Piranha 3-D Shocking — and shockingly good — remake of the 1978 cult classic by French exploitation auteur Alexandre Aja is an awe-inspiring, stomach-churning journey into blood, gore, and boobs. Rowdy college kids on spring break are cut to shreds by a school of angry piranhas. The first half is an ironic take on Girls Gone Wild; the second, a bacchanalia of blood. Sure gives the term “meat market” a whole new meaning. 1 hr. 22 R (sequences of strong bloody horror, violence and gore, graphic nudity, sexual content, language, and some drug use) — T.D. The Tillman Story This documentary looks at Pat Tillman, the professional football player who gave up his multimillion-dollar contract to become an Army Ranger, and the cover-up that followed his friendly-fire death in

The American iii Melancholy and lyrical character study starring George Clooney as a utility player in the assassination game. 1 hr. 43 R (nudity, sex, violence) — C.R. The Expendables ii A towering corned-beef-special of a movie directed by Sylvester Stallone and starring Stallone and a crew of aging action heroes: Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, and Jason Statham (the youngster of the bunch). It harks back to the days of Rambo, when men were men and banana republics could be blown up with impunity. 1 hr. 43 R (violence, profanity) — S.R. Going the Distance ii1/2 Affable comedy starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long as a couple with chemistry and physics, but not much history or geography. Is it possible to love long-distance? With Jason Sudeikis and Christina Applegate. 1 hr. 42 R (profanity, sexual candor) — C.R. The Last Exorcism iii Patrick Fabian turns in a terrific performance in this taut, effective creepfest as a disillusioned preacher whose cynicism is challenged when he encounters a demonically possessed teenage girl (Ashley Bell). Excellent pacing and a stunning denouement make writer-director Daniel Stamm’s sophomore feature a satisfying, if not entirely original, treat. 1 hr. 27 PG-13 (violence, disturbing images, profanity, mature themes) — T.D. Machete iii Tarantino protégé Robert Rodriguez’s politically astute magnum opus is a maniacal, over-the-top, ultraviolent, and sexually explicit paean to grindhouse films starring Danny Trejo as a former Mexican cop who takes on corrupt politicians and gangsters in Texas. Costars Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Jeff Fahey, Lindsay Lohan, and Robert De Niro add spice to what will surely become a cult classic. 1 hr. 45 R (extreme violence, gore, profanity, explicit sexuality, nudity, smoking, drugs) — T.D.

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Amanda Varone. The show goes on at InMovement Studio, 737 S. Eighth St., at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets are $10. Call 215-413-1318. … In a Live Arts Festival performance, the BoanDanz Action Company presents Marianela Boan’s Decadere, a culture mash-up of modern dance and disco, classical and pop. The show goes on at the Live Arts Studio, 919 N. Fifth St., at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Tickets are $25 to $30. Call 215-413-1318.

Plan your week with this guide to the region’s arts and entertainment highlights. By Michael Harrington


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the Rotunda, 40th and Walnut Streets, continuing with shows at 8 p.m. Monday, and Wednesday through Saturday. Tickets are $20.

Just Ed The former front The EgoPo Classic Theater will stage a

intriguing theatrical offerings, courtesy of the Fringe Festival (call 215-413-1318): The troupe Parade Ground Unit fused Saturday. Tickets are $25 together works by Samuel to $30. Call 215-413-1318. Beckett, Gertrude Stein, Out of the East Hailed as and Bertolt Brecht to one of China’s preminent create Judith/Dresses/Joe, experimental artists, the which turns out to be Hong Kong-based Danny about a dysfunctional Dancer’s life In Cedric Yung is known for mixing marriage ravaged by Andrieux, choreographer drama, film and historical forces. The conceptual art. In his Jérôme Bel creates an show goes on at 2 p.m. Journey to the West, Yung eponymous autobiography Sunday at Walnut Street looks at Chinese opera for the Merce Theatre’s Independence stars who have brought Cunningham Dance Studio on 3, 825 Walnut their art form past Company and Lyon Opera St., and continues with traditional borders. The Ballet performer, with performances at 8 p.m. Live Arts Festival show, Andrieux dancing Thursday and Friday and performed by Shangping excerpts from works by 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Xiao, trained in Kun and Trisha Brown, Tickets are $15. … Jean Beijing Opera methods, Cunningham, and Bel Giraudoux’s tale of bohos goes on at the Roberts while talking about the battling oil-company Theatre, 480 S. Broad St., less-glamorous side of the stuffed shirts, The at 6 p.m. Monday, 8 p.m. terpsichorean trade. The Madwoman of Chaillot, is Live Arts Festival show goes Friday and 3 p.m. presented by the on at the Roberts Idiopathic Theatre, 480 S. Ridiculopathy Broad St., at 7 p.m. Consortium at 2:30 Tuesday through p.m. Sunday at Thursday. Tickets Walnut Street are $25 to $30. Call Theatre’s Studio 5, 215-413-1318. 825 Walnut St., and continues with Where it all shows at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through begins OK, Saturday. Tickets everybody say are $20. … The “Awwww!” Thomas intrepid EgoPo Balmès’ 2010 Classic Theater documentary Babies stages a is possibly the site-specific cutest film ever production of Peter Projects Gallery made. But by “Lost Dodo,” by Reza Nahaie-Ghanad, part of following the lives Weiss’ Marat/Sade at 8 p.m. Sunday at the “Fresh 2010!” exhibit at Projects Gallery. of four little ones

production of Peter Weiss’ “Marat/Sade” at the Rotunda. EgoPo Classic Theater


from Japan, Mongolia, Namibia, and the United States from birth to first steps, the film also underscores the artificiality of the borders and stereotypes we impose on ourselves as adults. With no narration, the movie shows the tots as they laugh, cry, and do what comes naturally — the main differences being the ways adults treat them. The film screens at 7:30 p.m. at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 825 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr. Tickets are $10; $7 seniors and students. Call 610-527-4008.



Takers iii A hard-nosed detective aims to take down a gang of seasoned bank robbers who are out for one last job. Michael Ealy, Gaius Charles, and Matt Dillon star. 1 hr. 47 PG-13 (profanity, violence, gore, sexual situations, adult themes) — W.S.


Reviewed by critics Howard Shapiro (H.S.) and Toby Zinman (T.Z.).

New This Week The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre Horizon) G-O-O-D S-H-O-W. Previews today and Wednesday, opens Thursday.

Aurelia’s Oratorio (McCarter Theatre) Stage illusions to astonish the eye and boggle the mind. Previews today-Wednesday, opens Thursday. Curtains (Walnut Street Theatre) The Walnut kicks off with a backstage murder mystery by the creators of Chicago and Cabaret. Previews today and Tuesday, opens Wednesday. Ghost-Writer (Arden Theatre Company) The writer dies, but his secretary keeps taking dictation. Michael Hollinger’s first play since Opus. Previews today and Tuesday, opens Wednesday. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

(People’s Light and Theatre Company) Power struggle in a mental hospital. Previews Sunday-Friday, opens Saturday.

Continuing Chase Me, Comrade! (Hedgerow Theatre) The company’s annual show by British farce master Ray Cooney involves a defecting ballet dancer, the defense ministry official who unknowingly shelters him, and a torrent of zaniness. Ends Sunday. — H.S. Everybody Loves Opal (Montgomery Theater) A nice lady who lives by the dump attracts the attention of three ne’er-do-wells. Through Oct. 2. Last Rites (South Camden Theatre Company) Camden’s professional theater company opens its new home with a play full of memories. Through Oct. 3. Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe The second full week of the 14th annual festival continues its run of dance, theater, music, invention, revulsion, excess, success, and fun all over town through Saturday. For a full festival schedule, go to A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mauckingbird Theatre Company) Marvelous Mauckingbird gender-bends Shakespeare’s already tangled love romp. Ends today. — T.Z.

ensemble Elevator Repair Service performs Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, acting out the entire novel about damaged war veterans and aimless aristocrats drifting through 1920s Europe. The Live Arts Festival show goes on at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Arts Bank, 601 S. Broad St., and continues with performances at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 to $30. Call 215-413-1318.

Dance duo From the Fringe Festival side comes Gravity Theater, a kinetic collaboration of InMovement Dance, Green Chair Dance Group, and

What’s new The

exhibit Fresh! 2010 showcases 11 emerging artists in a diverse range of styles and media. The show is at the Projects Gallery, 629 N. Second St., to Sept. 25. Admission is free. Call 267-303-9652.

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The Scottish trio Biffy Clyro will bring its energetic rock to the North Star Bar on Friday.

man of the York, Pa.-based, anthemic indie-rockers Live, Ed Kowalczyk has stepped out on his own with an even more anthemic, plainly spiritual sound. He performs at 8 p.m. at the Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. Tickets are $25. Call 215-922-1011.

Friday & Saturday

Fractured pop The

Scottish trio Biffy Clyro plays jagged, energetic rock narratives shot through with guitar shards. They perform at the North Star Bar, 2639 Poplar St., at 9 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $8. Call 215-787-0488.

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composer L. Subramaniam plays improvised works in the Indian classical tradition in a Fringe Festival concert at Drexel University's Mitchell Auditorium, 3128 Market St., at 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $30. 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




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Decades of business leaders infiltrating arts boards are having an effect. In response to stubborn economic inertia, music organizations now speak of new “product lines.” Those who resist business jargon get bonus points, but in one way or another, many of the city’s music producers are adjusting offerings, borrowing the old axiom “the customer’s always right.” Astral Artists extends its Brahms brand by presenting its second one-day Brahms festival. New works are scheduled — but sensitively paired with audience favorites. The Kimmel Center, for its own Daniel Harding Kimmel Center Presents series, books only surefire sellers, outsourcing risk to outside presenters and its specially funded Philadelphia International Arts Festival in the spring. Perhaps only the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society is unfazed, again smartly assembling a season of pianists, string quartets, and, yes, old-world song recitalists. In the arts, everyone knows, no one is too big to fail, even if the big groups are slow to change. The Philadelphia Orchestra’s season looks much like the last, but change is coming. No one can say exactly what form it will take once its strategic planning process is completed. Lighter repertoire? Smaller venues? But this season is set, and my colleague David Patrick Stearns and I note some fall highlights. For those inclined to cling to tradition, enjoy. These are the good old days. — Peter Dobrin, Inquirer music critic

Opera Company of Philadelphia.

Any time Verdi’s Otello is produced, attention must be paid. OCP offers it for the first time, and though challenges are substantial for chorus and orchestra, the big question is casting. Desdemona is popular French soprano Norah Amsellem. The demanding title role is filled by Clifton Forbis, who is singing hefty Wagnerian tenor roles at many of the world’s great houses. He has impressive YouTube clips, but reviews have been mixed. (Oct. 1, 3, 6, 10 and 15 at the Academy of Music. 215-732-8400, — David Patrick Stearns


Philadelphia Singers. In 1935, Ran-

dall Thompson walked into the Worcester Art Museum and bumped noses with a newly acquired painting: one of the 100-plus iterations on The Peaceable Kingdom by Bucks County Quaker preacher and artist Edward Hicks. The encounter inspired his a cappella masterwork of the same name, to be performed by the Philadelphia Singers and conductor David Hayes on Oct. 17. (Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square. 215-751-9494, — P.D.

Yo-Yo Ma. Any Yo-Yo Ma appearance hogs a lion’s share of attention, though a significant attraction in his Kimmel Center recital is strong-minded British pianist Kathryn Stott, seldom heard in the United States, with repertoire that gives her lots to do: Brahms’ Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor and Rachmaninoff’s Sonata in G minor, plus a wild card, L, by the adventurous composer Graham Fitkin. As for Ma, his summer radio broadcast from Tanglewood showed him at a musical peak. (Oct. 17,, 215-893-1999) — D.P.S.

Philadelphia Orchestra I. Henri Du-

tilleux, 94, increasingly emerges as France’s greatest post-World War II composer — profoundly distilled in ways that allow his music to reveal deeper levels as time passes. His superb 1985 violin concerto L’Arbre des songes is performed in a highpotential collaboration between conductor Semyon Bychkov and violinist Renaud Capucon, who has played the piece enough to have its idiom in his bones. (Oct. 21-23 at the Kimmel Center. 215-893-1999, — D.P.S.

Staatskapelle Dresden. Not many

orchestras measure their lineage in centuries. Staatskapelle Dresden claims to have taken shape in 1548, which, if yours is the long view, makes the Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) they’ll perform here in November relatively contemporary. With much-praised British conductor Daniel Harding, 35, on the podium, German bass-baritone Hanno Müller-Brachmann and Bavarian soprano Christiane Karg as soloists and the Westminster Symphonic Choir, this beckons as fall’s most promising orchestral event. (Nov. 2 a t t h e K i m m e l C e n t e r. 215-893-1999, — P.D.

Philadelphia Orchestra II. Jaap van Zwe-

(and Curtis Institute director) Roberto Díaz and pianist Natalie Zhu. (Nov. 13, Church of the Holy Trinit y, Rittenhouse Square. 215-735-6999, — P.D.

Network for New Music. Compos-

er Andrea Clearfield is back from another musical exploration of Nepal, and Network not only features her latest works inspired by communing with local monks, but reprises the chamber orchestra work that came out of her last trip, Lung-ta, the Windhorse. That piece is so intricately woven — and was last presented in 2008 with such a substantial visual component — that revisiting is warranted. (Nov. 21 at the Ethical Society of Philadelphia. 215-848-7647 or — D.P.S.

den’s distinctively lean performance of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 last season auAlice Coote. On opera gurs well for Rachstages, she is Penelope, maninoff’s Symphony Dorabella, Cherubino, No. 2, whose substanYannick Lucretia and Hansel. tial, anxiety-ridden Nézet-Séguin With pianist Bradley inner workings are often buried under a Moore, Coote, the major suave orchestral exterior. Van Zwe- English mezzo, takes on the more den may well emerge as the anti- intimate recital literature with ElOrmandy — with a healthy alterna- gar’s Sea Pictures as centerpiece. tive perspective. (Nov. 4-6 at the (Nov. 19 at the Kimmel Center. Kimmel Center. 215-893-1999, 215-569-8080, — D.P.S. — P.D.

Arnaldo Cohen and Mihaela Ursuleasa. Cohen, well known in

The Philadelphia Orchestra gets back to, if not a neighborhood, the center of this neighborhoody burg — City Hall — with a free outdoor concert on Sept. 21. (215-893-1999, … Mendelssohn Club and leader Alan Harler lean in the direction of textural clarity when they shed orchestra in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem Oct. 24 in favor of the two-piano version. The audience is invited to sing along in specially chosen (read: not so difficult) spots. (215-735-9922, … From the Dept. of Choices We’d Rather Not Have to Make: Two Britten Ceremony of Carols, both Dec. 11. Mendelssohn Club pairs its with newer work of Donald St. Pierre; the Philadelphia Singers echo Britten’s ancientcontemporary juxtaposition with motets by Ingram Marshall and the premiere of Et Incarnatus Est by Philadelphian David Shapiro. Actually, since the Singers repeat their concert twice more, Britten-ites can feast. Deo Gracias. (215-751-9494,; 215-735-9922, — P.D.

these parts for his previous dates with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, teams with Ursuleasa in a two-piano recital of Mozart, Ravel, Dvorák, and — of course — the haunting Schubert Fantasy in F minor (D. 940). (Nov. 9 at the Kimmel Center. 215-569-8080, — P.D.

Brahms Festival. Astral Artists re-

prises its festival with three concerts in a single day — well-spaced for chances to maintain blood sugar levels and make connections among the Horn Trio (with superlative Metropolitan Opera principal hornist Julie Landsman), violin sonatas, vocal works, and other chamber pieces. With more than a dozen players, including violist

Simone Dinnerstein. As strong a

pianistic personality as there is, she returns to Bach’s Goldberg Variations in an Astral concert at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square. (Dec. 6. 215-735-6999, — P.D.

Philadelphia Orchestra III. Music

director-designate Yannick NézetSéguin phases in slowly — he conducts Haydn and Mahler in October — but the program for his second appearance of the season, in the new year, should tell you what you need to know. Paired in one evening, the Mozart Requiem and Debussy’s Nocturnes all but guarantee to lay bare the artistic soul. (Jan. 6, 7, and 8 at the Kimmel C e n t e r. 215-893-1999, — P.D.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010


Preboots and remakes, begone! Sequels and special-effects spectaculars, outta here! Well, not entirely begone and outta here, but it’s fall now, that post-Labor-Day-to-Christmas season when moviedom’s masterminds roll out their more substantive fare — awards-worthy projects with Oscar-contending performances and stuff for the grown-ups among us. Like Douchebag and Jackass 3-D. Well, them too. But seriously, if you’re looking for literary adaptations (Never Let Me Go); Clint Eastwood-directed near-death-experience Never Let Me Go thrillers (Hereafter); Swedish suspensers starring a tattooed, nose-ringed computer hacker (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest); historical dramas about English royals (The King’s Speech); documentaries about the financial meltdown (Inside Job), the education crisis (Waiting for Superman), and an art-world icon (Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child); pugilist biopics (The Fighter); dark comedies about Viagra salesmen (Love and Other Drugs); real-life spy capers (Fair Game, about outed CIA operative Valerie Plame); a high-minded Shakespeare interpretation (The Tempest); or a Sofia Coppola riff on a famous Hollywood hotel (Somewhere) — phew! — then these are the months for you. There are also new films from old hands Oliver Stone (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Joel and Ethan Coen (a True Grit redo), and Woody Allen (You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger), while a couple of actors go behind the camera, with Ben Affleck’s The Town and Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Jack Goes Boating. Herewith a baker’s dozen of the anticipated and the buzzed-about, the likely hits and promising possibilities making their way to theater marquees between now and year’s end: – Steven Rea and Carrie Rickey, Inquirer movie critics

CRITICS' PICKS The Town In this

white-knuckle thriller directed by and starring Ben Affleck, he’s a bank robber masked as a ghoul-faced nun who falls for his hostage (Rebecca Hall). While federal agent Jon Hamm tries to connect Affleck and accomplice Jeremy Renner to the crime, Renner tries to disconnect Affleck from the woman who could finger them. (Friday) — C.R.

Hereafter Clint Eastwood’s

supernatural triptych follows three converging plotlines about characters whose lives are redefined by death. Matt Damon is a psychic who can communicate with the dead, Cecile de France is a French journalist who barely survives the 2004 tsunami, and the McLaren twins, Frankie and George, are London boys at the time of the 2005 London subway bombings. Screenplay by Peter Morgan (The Queen). (Oct. 22) — C.R.

Black Swan The Social Network

Black Swan The

Harvard, 2003, and a bunch of dorm-room brainiacs sit around dreaming up Facebook. David Fincher directs, based on Ben Mezrich’s The Accidental Billionaires, with Jesse Eisenberg as cofounder/CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The real Zuckerberg is said to be none too pleased. And how many friends do you have? (Oct. 1) — S.R.

blogosphere is on fire with advance reports that Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller set in the competitive world of ballet — and starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis as the ballerinas angling for the lead in Swan Lake — features a romantic scene between the cutie beauties. (Dec. 17) — C.R.

Morning Glory Morning Glory A floundering network morning show gets

Hereafter True Grit That fabulous Bridges boy, Jeff, also stars in the Coen Brothers’ rethink of the Western about inebriated, one-eyed Marshal Rooster Cogburn (the role that won John Wayne his Oscar) and the young girl (Hailee Steinfeld) who hires him to find her father’s murderer. Also with Matt Damon and Josh Brolin. (Dec. 25) — C.R.

a new producer (Rachel McAdams) and a surly old-school news anchorman (Harrison Ford) in this comedy from the screenwriter of The Devil Wears Prada and the director of Notting Hill. Diane Keaton stars as the daffy coanchor who rubs Ford’s Dan Rather-esque character the wrong way. (Nov. 12) — S.R.

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Never Let Me Go From

Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel about three fast friends at a mysterious English boarding school where the headmistress takes exceptional interest in her students’ health and fitness. With Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, and Andrew Garfield. (Sept. 24) — S.R.

Blue Valentine Ryan

Gosling and Michelle Williams play a married couple working through difficult times in this well-received Sundance indie. Shot in Scranton, Wayne, and King of Prussia. (Dec. 31) — S.R.

Little Fockers Robert De

Niro and Ben Stiller go nose-to-nose as sparring father-in-law and son-in-law in the second sequel in the antic Meet the Parents franchise. Greg Focker and his wife now have 5-year-old twins to deal with, and still have Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand around reprising their roles as the senior Fockers. (Dec. 22) — S.R.

collaboration on The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Denzel Washington reboards director Tony Scott’s runaway train in this fact-based thriller about a veteran railroad engineer trying to stop a freight loaded with toxic chemicals from crashing in an Ohio town. (Nov. 12) — C.R.

True Grit Unstoppable

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 The not-so-young

Chosen One faces off against dastardly immortal Lord Voldemort in the first installment of the two-part finale (second: July 2011), bringing to conclusion the epic — and epically lucrative — film series adapted from J.K. Rowling’s seven books. (Nov. 19) — S.R.

Tron: Legacy

Lucky for the cultists who loved Tron, the visionary 1982 film that introduced moviegoers to virtual reality, Jeff Bridges reprises his role as the computer programmer sucked into the mainframe where he fights for his life, this time alongside his virtual son, Garrett Hedlund. (Dec. 17) — C.R.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Halllows Part 1


How Do You Know Yes, that’s Rittenhouse Square that Jack Nicholson and Paul Rudd are ambling around in the trailer for James L. Brooks’ comedy, a love-triangle thing with Rudd, Reese Witherspoon, and Owen Wilson at the respective vertices. Much of it was shot in Philly, but the action is set mostly in D.C. (Dec. 17) — S.R.


10 MORE FILMS FOR FALL Easy A High schooler

Emma Stone pretends to lose her virginity — and helps other teens do the same. (Friday)

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps A stockbroker (Shia LaBeouf) gets embroiled with disgraced financier Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) and engaged to his daughter (Carey Mulligan). (Sept. 24)

It’s Kind of a Funny Story The team behind Sugar and Half Nelson adapts Ned Vizzini’s novel about a teenager struggling with depression — and love. (Oct. 8)

Stone Robert De Niro and Edward Norton act their eyeballs out in this somber drama about a soulless prison staffer nearing retirement and a convict looking for early parole. (Oct. 22)

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest Computer

hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) is tried for murder in the conclusion of the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. (Oct. 29)

127 Hours James Franco

stars as real-life rock climber Aron Ralston, who had to amputate his arm to save his life, in director Danny Boyle’s follow-up to Slumdog Millionaire. No Bollywood dance numbers here. (Nov. 12)

Monsters Lots of festival

buzz for this low-budget British sci-fi about alien life-forms trying to cross the border from Mexico into the States. Has the governor of Arizona heard about this? (Nov. 12)

The Fighter Mark

Wahlberg is pro boxer “Irish” Micky Ward and Christian Bale is his older sib Dickie Eklund in David O. Russell’s punchy comedy-drama. (Dec. 10)

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Michelangelo Pistoletto "Rosa Bruciata," 1965

With no blockbusters on the horizon, the fall art season promises to be one of modest pleasures. This isn’t to say the offerings won’t be stimulating, only that you won’t need to stand in line or order tickets on the Internet. There isn’t a single impressionist or Old Master lurking anywhere; instead, we can look forward to a generous selection of more recent art. The regional museums in particular deserve attention as they continue to develop exhibition schedules that reach beyond the tried and true. The Allentown Art Museum will close in mid-November for construction that will last through summer, but the Berman Museum at Ursinus College has just opened a new wing where the permanent collection is now viewable in open storage. And, while not strictly an art museum, the new National Museum of American Jewish History, which will open in November on Independence Mall, promises much to see and savor. — Edward J. Sozanski, Inquirer art critic


Pistoletto. The most intriguing exhibition on the fall-winter calendar will examine the career and influence of Michelangelo Pistoletto, a key figure in the development of Italian art during the 1950s and ’60s. Opening Nov. 2 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this survey will relate Pistoletto’s art to developments in pop art, minimalism, and conceptual art. (215-763-8100, 215-684-7500 or “Desert Jewels.” A

selection of about 80 examples of traditional North African jewelry from the Paris collection of Xavier GuerrandHermès is on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through Dec. 5. (215-763-8100, 215-684-7500 or

Art meets decoration. Philadelphia artist Virgil Marti draws on collections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to create an installation called “Set Pieces” at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Opening Wednesday, the exhibition presents sculptural environments that mix art and decor, as Marti does in his own work. The show is further informed by classic films such as Citizen Kane. (215-898-7108 or Still fooling the eye. “Reality Check,” which opened Saturday at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, proves that “fool-theeye” illusionistic painting still captivates. The show examines how artists working today have invigorated this 19th-century tradition. (610-388-2700 or Graphic storytelling. In recent

years, the graphic novel has become a new literary tradition, in which artists adapt comic-book techniques to address thought-provoking themes. On Sept. 25, the James A. Michener Art Museum will open an exhibition of more than 200 original works devoted to this genre. (215-340-9800 or


Artist and humanist. Jacob Land-

au, who died in 2001, was a prominent New Jersey graphic artist, illustrator, and painter whose work is remembered for its examination of man’s responsibility for injustice. On Friday, the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, N.J., will open an exhibition that spans five decades of Landau’s illustrious career. (609-652-8848 or

“America Starts Here,” now open, reveals the permanent collection at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts refreshed and reinterpreted. (215-972-7600 or

Hand-drawn maps. A

Philadelphia archive of hand-drawn maps and diagrams of real and fictional places, including examples by Abraham Lincoln and Alexander Calder, is the source for an offbeat exhibition at Arcadia University beginning Sept. 23. The show will include examples of the genre from around the world. (215-572-2131 or

Paintings by Brandywine artist Karl J. Kuerner (through Dec. 15) are in the Berman Museum at Ursinus College, where a new wing makes the permanent collection accessible. (610-409-3500 or

Celebrating Baskin. Like Jacob Land-

au, Leonard Baskin, who emerged as a major artist in the 1950s, used his prints, sculptures, and illustrated books to examine the vicissitudes of human existence. The Delaware Art Museum will celebrate Baskin’s art beginning Sept. 26 with a show of 50 works given to the museum by Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Appel Jr. (302-571-9590 or

Contemporary Latin American art at the Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, N.J., opening Sept. 24. Works include “emotional landscapes,” iconic images, and political reflections. (609-652-8848 or

Bryn Mawr’s treasures . Bryn

Mawr College owns an extensive art collection that usually is out of public view. But starting Sept. 24, in honor of its 125th anniversary, the college will display 100 choice pieces in Canaday Library. Highlights include ancient Greek ceramics, African art, and modernist photography. (610-526-5335 or

Reading Dante. Video and perfor-

mance pioneer Joan Jonas will create an installation called Reading Dante III at the Fabric Workshop and Museum beginning Oct. 1. Later in fall on a date to be announced, Jonas will give a onenight performance, Reading Dante II. (215-561-8888 or

Top, Joy Feasley’s “Green,” in “Narcissus in the Studio” at Pennsylvania

Academy of the Fine Arts. Above, Mary Cassatt’s “Woman Bathing,” in a show of Bryn Mawr College’s treasures, and Robert Jackson’s “Target the Artist,” in “Reality Check” at Brandywine River Museum. Far left, a hand pendant in the Art Museum’s “Desert Jewels” exhibit, and Will Wilson’s oil “Convexed,” in the “Reality Check” exhibit at Brandywine.

Narcissus in the Studio. Self-portraits and images of studio life by such artists as Charles Willson Peale, William Sidney Mount, and Florine Stettheimer are among the most popular paintings in the collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Some of the liveliest and most historically significant of these will be on view at the Academy starting Oct. 22. (215-972-7600 or

Moving toward modernism. Land-

scape painter John F. Folinsbee was a Bucks County impressionist who, beginning about 1920, became more engaged with modernist concerns such as structure. On Nov. 6, Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill will open an exhibition of less pastoral paintings from this phase of Folinsbee’s career. (215-247-0476 or

A Tiffany encore. Who can resist the glowing beauty of

Tiffany lamps? The Reading Public Museum hopes few can, even though the exhibition of vintage lamps that opens there Oct. 9 is drawn from the same collection that appeared in Allentown three years ago. More than 40 examples will include such classic designs as Dragonfly, Peacock, Wisteria, and Peony. (610-371-5850 or

“Collecting Ourselves,” opening Nov. 6 at Woodmere Art Museum, examines aesthetic insights that characterize three historical periods. (215-247-0476 or www.woodmereartmuseum. org)

“Imaginary Beasts” drawn in watercolor by Royal Lacey Scoville tell a whimsical story at the Brandywine River Museum beginning Nov. 26. (610-388-2700 or www.brandywinemuseum. org)

Si Lewen’s harrowing journey from war-ravaged Europe to his life as an artist in America will be recapitulated in a show at the James A. Michener Art Museum beginning Dec. 4. (215-340-9800 or www.michenerartmuseum. org)

Lifelike sculpture by Marc Sijan, in which the artist tries to convey character and movement, opens Nov. 13 at the Delaware Art Museum. (302-571-9590 or

Sunday, September 12, 2010



When shows begin to open bang-bang-bang, you know the fall arts season has begun. The Philadelphia region’s four dozen professional theaters will be producing world premieres and pieces never before seen here, plus classics (two local companies make their first forays into Shakespeare) and some chestnuts. As usual in these sneak-peek lists, I’m not vouching for these productions — most haven’t opened yet, and I assembled the choices just before any had. And remember, this grouping represents only the first half of the season; we’ll be back in January with our second-half picks. — Howard Shapiro, Inquirer theater critic Curtains Macbeth Never, never, never let your Ghost-Writer This new play by

Michael Hollinger (Opus) gets a world premiere at Arden Theatre Company, where Hollinger has been, in essence, the Arden’s playwright in residence. After a novelist dies in midsentence, his secretary simply continues to take dictation. Maybe she’s a gifted writer, maybe she’s a common fraud, and maybe we’ll find out. Now through Oct. 31. (215-922-1122 or www. arden

spouse snooker you into murdering the king and usurping the throne. And stay away from cockamamie witches who put such ideas in your head. Therein lies the setup for the first Shakespeare play the Wilma Theater has ever produced. Sept. 29-Nov. 7. (215-546-7824 or

Jersey Boys Tony’s 2006 best musical about the rock-and-rolling Four Seasons finally hits Philadelphia — the tale of the blue-collar Jersey kids who wrote and sang “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” and plenty more in the ’60s. It’s part of the Kimmel’s Broadway national tour series, Sept. 30-Oct. 10 at the Forrest Theatre. (215-893-1999 or

Uncle Vanya Lantern Theater marks the 150th anniversary of Anton Chekhov’s birth with the Russian master’s look at an uncle, his niece, and general dysfunction. Oct. 21-Nov. 21, at St. Stephen’s Theater. (215-829-0395 or

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Carrie Stephen King’s 1974 novel in-

spires Brat Productions’ Halloween show, which promises puppets, costumes, special effects, gender bending, and generally bizarre fun. The lesson in the story — stay away from prom night — should be distinctively told, given Brat’s last Halloween hit, Haunted Poe. It runs Oct. 2-Nov. 7 at Underground Arts at the Wolf Building on North 12th Street. (215-627-2577 or

Curtains On Broadway a few seasons

back, this show was a fun curiosity: a murder mystery set to the music of the late John Kander and Fred Ebb, left undone when its script writer, Peter Stone, died. Rupert Holmes finished the work, set in 1959, in which a leading lady is murdered during a curtain call. Whodunit? Much zaniness leads to the answer on the Walnut Street Theatre’s main stage, now through Oct. 24. (215-574-3550 or

Last Rites The region’s newest

theater is the Waterfront South, home of the South Camden Theatre Company, which opens with Last Rites by producing artistic director Joseph M. Paprzycki. The play is set in Walt’s Cafe — the real Camden bar his grandparents owned and operated — in 1967, the year the New York Shipbuilding Corp. left the city, accelerating Camden’s decline. The 96-seat theater is on the site of the former cafe. The play, the first the company produced five seasons back, runs now through Oct. 3. (1-866-811-4111 or

Legacy of Light Eighteenth-century scientist Émilie du Châtelet (Voltaire’s lover) and contemporary scientist Olivia have lots in common, including motherhood and middle age. Their lives intersect in Karen Zacarías’s play at People’s Light and Theatre, Oct. 13–Nov. 7. (610-644-3500 or

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom Jennifer Haley’s play is about

suburban teens addicted to an online horror game, and examines the nature of fear. Azuka Theatre presents it Oct. 14-31 at the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater. (215-733-0255 or

The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later — an Epilogue Moisés Kaufman’s

groundbreaking Laramie Project examined the 1998 gay-hate murder of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepherd by drawing on hundreds of interviews, articles, and observations of members of the Tectonic Theater Project, which did the research. This epilogue includes cast members from the original, at the Annenberg Theatre, Nov. 11-13. (215-898-3900 or

That Pretty Pretty; or, the Rape Play

Sheila Callaghan’s tale of two ex-strippers on a road trip of revenge looks at sexual identity, courtesy of Theatre Exile at the remodeled Christ Church Neighborhood House, Nov. 11-Dec. 5. (215-218-4022 or

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. You just can’t keep a

Why I'm Scared of Dance

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27-Nov. 20. (215-665-9720 or

The Tempest Silverhill In a world premiere by

Philadelphia playwright Thomas Gibbons, a Christian community that shares its wealth commonly among its members faces the prospect of becoming a corporation. InterAct produces the play at the Adrienne Theatre, Oct. 22-Nov. 14. (215-568-8079 or

Run, Mourner, Run Hot young

playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney writes about a rural Carolina man caught between the two richest men in town. Produced by Flashpoint Theatre Company under new artistic director Thom Weaver, it’s at the Adrienne Theatre Oct.

good show down — and Spelling Bee, popular in the region in recent years, is indeed good, a look at the human condition through middle schoolers caught in the intensity of a spelling championship. Two professional stages are taking it on: the up-and-coming Theatre Horizon, at Norristown’s Centre Theater now through Oct. 3 (610-283-2230 or, and the powerhouse Philadelphia Theatre Company as its holiday show at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Nov. 12-Dec. 12 (215-985-0420 or

Old Wicked Songs In Jon Marans’ play, an American piano prodigy, stuck in his young career, seeks to unblock himself in Vienna and hooks up with a professor who is his total opposite culturally and socially. Musically? We’ll see. At Bristol Riverside Theatre, Nov. 16-Dec. 5. (215-785-0100 or The Tempest Never, never, never usurp your brother’s throne and shunt him and his kid to a far-off island — especially an enchanted one. Therein lies the setup for the first Shakespeare play Ambler’s Act II Playhouse has ever produced. It runs Nov. 16-Dec. 12. (215-654-0200 or

OTHER NOTABLES: The first Philly Urban Theatre Festival plans 13 different productions by African American playwrights — a new generation of voices from the black community — in 21 days at the Adrienne Theatre, from Sept. 20-Oct. 10. My Mother’s Italian. My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy seems to say it all, in a long run from Sept. 22-Dec. 12 at Society Hill Playhouse. A revived First World Theatre Ensemble, an African American company performing in the basement of Swarthmore United Methodist Church, is producing Peter DeAnda’s Ladies in Waiting, about a young reporter jailed in the penal system she covers. It runs Sept. 23-Oct. 10. (484-461-8748 or The People’s Light musical panto this year is The Three Musketeers (The Later Years), sure to be a twisted take on the swordsmen. It runs Nov. 17-Jan. 9. (610-644-3500 or Little Orphan Annie is no longer being drawn as a comic strip, so Annie lives in our culture only as the now-classic musical and the movie made from it. Tomorrow, tomorrow? No. It’s still a few weeks away, the Media Theatre’s holiday offering — featuring TV comedienne Wanda Sykes as Miss Hannigan for a big chunk of the Nov. 23-Jan. 16 run. (610-891-0100 or

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Sunday, September 12, 2010



The “Jose and Stephen Show” will no doubt continue to play to mega-crowds in coming months, dominating the headlines and reservation lines as Philly’s two dining juggernauts — group Garces and team Starr — each roll out multiple new projects this fall and early winter. But there will be other big names making a long-awaited return to the scene, some bright new hopes for suburban dining, and a handful of bar concepts, fueled by both beer and wine, that will continue to pioneer some emerging neighborhoods. The following most certainly will be tops on most foodista hit lists. — Craig LaBan, Inquirer restaurant critic Speck Food + Wine in the Piazza at Schmidts, the showpiece modern restaurant for chef Shola Olunloyo that’s been awaited so long, the better part of a decade, that I’ll only cross it off my list of urban legends once it actually opens, supposedly later this month. Olunloyo, 37, hasn’t actually run a restaurant kitchen since 2001 (remember Neil Stein’s Bleu?). But he’s grown such a cultish following through his refined Studio Kitchen private dinners and years of networking the local scene that this restaurant is expected to dazzle. Don’t expect traditional fine dining for this hip Northern Liberties locale — just a chef who plans to “push the envelope” with good ingredients, clever twists, and handmade food, plus an occasional dab of molecular meat glue for his skirt steak. The small-plate menu prices should be within reach, but if it’s good, expect a foodie stampede for the more adventurous $120 menus at the “Studio Shola Olunloyo Kitchen” bar, whose eight seats must be reserved ahead, in the spirit of Manhattan’s trendy Ko. If there’s one thing more fashionable than snagging an elusive limited-seating reservation, it’s following an even more elusive new food truck on Twitter. Former Chew Man Chu chef Tyson Wong Ophaso is launching one called Bee-Innovation with a pan-Asian menu. And I’m guessing that one of Jose Garces’ most anticipated new projects, Guapo’s Tacos, will be roaming the city to especially big crowds from the tweet-and-eat scene. A former bread truck has been souped up Iron Chef-style, bedecked with 40,000 bottle caps and a taco menu with nods to tradition (veal tongue) and Asian fusion (pork belly and radish kimchi). Garces expects to be rolling for regular lunch and dinner hours by October, and locations are still unknown. He jests about one spot of interest on Chestnut Street, though — not far from Stephen Starr’s El Rey — that looks particularly enticing, if only to emphasize the friendly rivalry between him and his former boss. Garces already has plenty of other big projects to draw his attention, including an ode to wood-grilled sausage, Frohman’s Wursthaus, planned for the hot 13th Street corridor in December. First, though, he’s set early October for the debut of JG Domestic, his ambitious revamp of the former Rae space in the Cira Centre where his team will be showcasing great American products from near and far, from house charcuterie to Jidori chicken and spelt soup, whole suckling Pennsylvania lambs to products grown on his own new farm in upper Bucks County. He’s already taken in several job applications to be the full-time company farmer, which is likely a first in Philly, and a big step toward giving “farm-to-table” some extra oomph. Not to be outdone, Starr is about to enter one of the busiest periods in his company’s history. On tap for December is his renovation of the former Fishmarket space at 18th and Sansom into a multifloored 140-seat British gastropub. He’s even gone to a Michelin-starred restaurant in England to find his chef, Robert Aikens. Deliberately shifting his focus from mega concepts to more on-site chef personalities, he says, Starr is also following through on longtime plans to create a showplace for his talented corporate chef, Chris Painter (Tangerine, Stella, Angelina), who’s traveling in Italy at this moment in search of inspirations for Il Pittore, also tentatively set for opening before the new year, though the location is apparently still in flux. There are other plans on the spring horizon, too, including the Bier Garten for Fishtown, delayed all summer, but still on tap, Starr says, for spring. Speaking of Fishtown, it should remain one of the city’s hottest emerging neighborhoods, with a seafood-centric beerand-whiskey bar called Fathom from Michael Stollenwerk of Fish. Stollenwerk (whose relaunch of Little Fish is on hold due to a legal tangle with the landlord) took the plunge to renovate a corner real estate office “on impulse,” he said, after soaking in the energetic vibe at nearby Kraftwork and Johnny Brenda’s. He plans to keep it casual with a big raw bar and seafoodthemed bar food (smoked cod pierogi, lobster grilled cheese), and ever-popular craft beer, of course, will reign. The beer bar as agent of urban renewal will also be the theme at the tentatively named American Sardine Bar. From the folks behind the pioneering South Philly Tap Room in Newbold, this project boldly ventures into yet another still-gentrifying neighborhood — Point Breeze — where chef-partner Scott Schroeder is hoping the former Wander Inn at 18th and Federal will become a draw for “bad ass sandwiches” (sardines and pickled eggs; a “Pittsburgh” cheesesteak stuffed with fries) plus 15 taps of the good stuff. For the first time in recent memory, though, wine bars are showing the urge to regain some of their chic from the beer crowd. The owners of Tria are set to open a pocket-size winecheese-and-chocolate (and beer) bar annex called Biba in the Left Bank in University City. On the 1500 block of South Street, meanwhile, the Jet Wine Bar is promising to start serving by-theglass vino and global small plates later this month. The city, though, isn’t the only area seeing new restaurant action heat up. The lately sleepy Main Line scene is getting a triple jolt in Wayne, where a long-in-the-works branch of West Philly’s organic food icon, the White Dog Cafe, is scheduled for a late-September launch, and not one, but two Mexican-themed restaurants, a cantina called Matador and Xilantro, are planned. Both are slated for October openings, just in time for a “Boho” Day of the Dead, and I’m especially intrigued by Xilantro, which is connected to the well-regarded El Serape in Blue Bell.

Operating manager Adam Ritter (left) and chef Michael N. Thomas at Kraftwork

Le Viet

Philadelphia doesn’t lack for Vietnamese fare — pho kitchens, banquet plazas, storefronts hawking banh mi, the crunchy Vietnamese hoagies. What it hasn’t had, though, is a sleek, contemporary, 100-seat dining roombar faced with cultured stone on the order of Le Viet, near the Italian Market. Its basic rice-vermicelli dishes and spring rolls are passable. But the sweet-soy beef cubes on wilted watercress are tender and sublime, and the clay pots put a smile on your face — particularly the warmly spicy, paprika-red broth of caramelized shrimp, pork, and quail egg. It’s about time. Le Viet, 1019 S. 11th St., 215-463-1570,


Le Viet


Irrepressible restaurateurs Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran have put their imprint firmly on a once-grim block of 13th Street, most lately with the debut of Barbuzzo, a moody urban farmhouse offering earthy Mediterranean fare. Its small plates often lack the polish of Zavino, next door. But its farm-market vegetable board (shredded kale, slivered radish and beet cubes, juicy oyster mushrooms, etc.), rustic beet-and-goat-cheese ravioli, honest pizzas, and a crisply edited beer and wine list are likely to create a roster of loyal regulars.

Heralded by a giant wrench dangling above Girard Avenue (and a Bunyanesque handsaw over its tiger maple bar), Kraftwork recently announced its blue-collar chic, gastropub self in a still-funky stretch of Fishtown, east of pioneering Johnny Brenda’s. It’s already crawling with craft-beer geeks cadging sips from the 25 — count ’em — taps. Pub fare runs to crackling margherita flatbread, slow-braised short rib, housemade rabbit terrine, and a sweetly Barbuzzo, 110 S. 13th St., 215-546-9300, delicate trout sandwich, ill-served by overly dark toast — the only bad toast in the well-krafted joint.


Kraftwork, 541 E. Girard Ave., 215-739-1700,

There’s much to love about fledgling, big-windowed Adsum, former Lacroix chef Matt Levin’s gem of a “refined neighborhood bistro,” at the edge of Queen Village. There are the exquisitely fried oysters, a decadent poutine (involving duck-fat fries, lush cheese curd, brown gravy, and foie gras), and arguably the finest fried chicken in town. Plus, order a Negroni, and you’ll likely get a fine one — not a blank look. The ballyhooed Kool-Aid pickled watermelon, however, is much ado about nothing — a small quibble for such a sparkling new neighbor. Adsum, 700 S. Fifth St., 267-888-7002,


The newest wrinkle on the Main Line is the return (after eight months for a dazzling makeover) of Hunan, the Lancaster Avenue stalwart. Its standbys, including an incomparable hot and sour soup, haven’t changed a bit, even as chef Chris Foo has added pork belly banh mi, banana fritters and Capogiro gelato, and Taiwanese bar snacks to the menu. Old customers are voting with their feet, overjoyed their old-shoe favorite is back. Hunan, 47 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, 610-642-3050,

El Rey / Ranstead Room

Restaurateur Stephen Starr’s latest — El Rey, a sort of poor man’s El Vez in the bones of an unlamented diner at 20th and Chestnut — can crank up the noise to deafening, spoiling your stuffed poblano. But Starr (wittingly or not) also supplies the perfect escape, the dark, moody Ranstead Room (entered from Ranstead Street out back), offering proper, well-made, retro cocktails, and a quiet oasis to nibble a lamb taco from El Rey, just across the border. The Ranstead Room, 2013 Ranstead St., 215-523-9999; El Rey, 215-563-3330;

— Rick Nichols, Inquirer food columnist

Matt Levin at Adsum If there’s a suburban Mexican, though, that really puts some heat into the salsa of expectations it will be the Fort Washington opening of Cantina Feliz from first-time owner-chef Tim Spinner, 31, a longtime Garces associate who’s cooked alongside his mentor from Starr’s El Vez to battles on the TV show Iron Chef and Distrito, where he’s finishing soon. Expect a natural extension of that experience — modern Mexican with authentic roots, from Baja fish tacos to calabaza tamales, and the occasional special-order suckling pig. Spinner,

though, is keenly aware of this area’s sore luck with upscale restaurants — the demise of overambitious Alison Two, which briefly occupied the space, still hurts. So he’s promising reasonable prices and larger portions than the small plates he’s been cooking in Garces-land. For this dining-disadvantaged corner of Montgomery County, though, I am guessing that this now-independent and talented veteran of the “Jose and Stephen Show” has as good a chance as any this year of debuting a welcome restaurant hit.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


It may seem odd in this economy, but here comes the richest, most varied fall dance season in a few years. With music by Philip Glass and film overlay by Sol LeWitt, Lucinda Childs’ black-and-white modern classic Dance powered through town over the weekend as part of the Live Arts Festival, but two of her reconstructed works will be here next month. A seismic shift from Childs’ minimalist work in concept, color, music, and choreography, David Parsons’ exhilarating Remember Me comes in December. And Paul Taylor brings us his new Phantasmagoria in October. Philadelphia’s own dance makers — Pennsylvania Ballet, Tania Isaac, Charles Anderson’s Dance Theater X, BalletX, and Koresh Dance Company — have special surprises, too. With at least 22 dance concerts this fall — a near-100 percent uptick over 2008’s fall season, and a qualitative leap over 2009’s — there is an abundance of choices. — Merilyn Jackson, Inquirer dance critic


Lucinda Childs

Lucinda Childs. Keith Sabado has reconstructed the 1976

Radial Courses; critic Suzanne Carbonneau leads a postshow discussion with Childs and Sabado. After a weeklong workshop, Philadelphia dancers will perform 1977’s Interior Drama; Childs and Ty Boomershine lead the after-discussion. Free programs. (Oct. 18 and 22 at the Performance Garage, 267-350-4975,

Dance Celebration at Annenberg. Annenberg’s season

starts off with Paul Taylor Dance’s Phantasmagoria, based on Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s Wedding Dance in the Open Air. Premiered at Wolf Trap in July with costumes modeled after the painting, it was described by the Washington Post’s critic as an example of “Taylor’s comic-strip humor.” If the painting’s bawdiness is any indication, perhaps so (Oct. 21 to 23). Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango is the two-hour Argentine hit touring worldwide almost nonstop since 1994. Ticket holders can get free tango lessons in the lobby (Nov. 16 to 20). Parsons Dance Company’s Abby Silva shocked the Annenberg audience to its feet in 2008 when she performed a duet with Zac Hammer to the rocked-out aria “Ebben? Ne andrò lontana,” from Alfredo Catalani’s opera La Wally. In collaboration with the East Village Opera Company, Parsons has fleshed it out to a full evening-length work, Remember See DANCE on H14

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company brings back Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s 2008 Still@Life and a repertory hit by Matthew Neenan, Frequencies. But the real surprise is the choice of the highly physical dancer, non-ballet choreographer Tania Isaac, to create a piece for these contemporary ballet dancers. Though Isaac doesn’t have a definitive plan yet, “I have three ideas,” she says, “but I just got word which dancers will be available to try movement material on, so I’ll have to see what material matches my aesthetic to theirs.” (Nov. 17 to 21, Wilma Theater, 215-546-7824, Continued on next page See DANCE on H15

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Sunday, September 12, 2010



THE HIT NEW YORK COMEDY IS COMING TO PHILADELPHIA! Philip Roger Roy, Bud Martin, Dana Matthow & Society Hill Playhouse Present

If squirreling around in the attic and finding something new — well, all right, old — gives you a shiver of pleasure, you’re in the right city. This fall’s gallery season promises excavations, reenactments, and retrospectives galore: of the works of artists, of human relationships, of a familiar Philadelphia gallery, even of the sitting room. Only a handful of young artists have solo shows in the better-known commercial galleries (wobbly economy = wait and see?), but those in search of work by the young and the restless will find it in the numerous artist collectives — Vox Populi, Space 1026, Little Berlin, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Marginal Utility, and Flux Space, for starters — and in the smaller commercial galleries, among them Cerulean, Pageant, Project Space, Bambi, and James Oliver. As for events, USArtists: American Fine Art Show and Sale 2010 takes over the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building Oct. 1 to 3, and DesignPhiladelphia, now in partnership with the University of the Arts, returns Oct. 6 to 17. — Edith Newhall, Inquirer gallery critic

Morton Bartlett “Reading” Wharton Esherick. A founder of the American Studio Furniture Movement, Esherick (1887-1970), who was born in Philadelphia and later moved to a farmhouse in Paoli, did not start out as a furnituremaker. He studied illustration and painting, became a sculptor, was a devotee of modern theater and dance, and counted writers Sherwood Anderson and Theodore Dreiser among his friends. No wonder, when he began carving wood, that his sculpture and furniture featured the strikingly original sinuous lines it does. The University of Pennsylvania’s Kamin and Kroiz Galleries, in collaboration with Penn’s School of Design, the Wharton Esherick Museum in Paoli, and Rose Valley’s Hedgerow Theatre, will present the first major survey of Esherick’s supremely idiosyncratic work in over 50 years, including furniture, sculpture, woodblock prints, drawings, paintings, correspondence, and photographs. Sept. 7 to Feb. 13. (215-746-5828 or www.library.upenn/exhibits/ esherick.html)

to Nov. 6. (215-731-1530 or

Morton Bartlett. Among artists with questionable fixations on children and dolls, Morton Bartlett, who attended Harvard but never graduated and later lived reclusively, ranks right up there with Hans Bellmer, the surrealist photographer of erotically contorted dolls, and Henry Darger, known for his watercolors of warrior girls. Bartlett (1903–92), who was making, dressing, and photographing his plaster dolls about the same time as Bellmer and Darger, outlived both, and his work, like Darger’s, was discovered after his death. UArts’ Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery will exhibit Bartlett’s work for the first time in Philadelphia. Through Oct. 9. (215-717-6480 or www.uarts. edu)

Philip and Edward Toledano.

When photographer Philip Toledano’s mother died in 2006, he became chief caretaker of his father, Edward Toledano, a former actor, businessman, and artist who at 96 was experiencing short-term memory loss. Gallery 339 will show “Days With My Father,” the younger Toledano’s series of straightforward photographs documenting their final years together (Edward died in 2009), which were published in a Chronicle Books monograph in June. Sept. 15

John Ollman Four Decades. Little did John

Ollman know in 1970, when he began working for Janet Fleisher Gallery, he would eventually become its owner. Under Ollman since 1996, the Fleisher/Ollman Gallery has stayed fairly true to its roots See GALLERIES on H20

Starring Ron Tobin

One part lasagna, one part kreplach & two parts prozac, you don’t have to be Jewish or Italian to love this show. All you need is to know what it feels like to leave a family dinner with heartburn & a headache!

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Galleries Continued from H17 — ethnographic, folk, and selftaught art, as well as contemporary work — but it also has grown to become one of the world’s most highly regarded sources of self-taught art. “Four Decades” will include works by Christina Ramberg, William Edmondson, James Castle, Forrest Bess, Joseph Cornell, Jim Nutt, Bill Traylor, and others whose works have been exhibited by the gallery over the last 40 years, as well as Oceanic sculptures, pre-Columbian vessels, Chinese scholar stones, Northwest Coast masks, Pennsylvania painted furniture, weather vanes, spool tables, and examples of American frakturs. S e p t . 2 3 t o N o v. 2 7 . (215-545-7562 or

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ALSO NOT TO BE MISSED: Paul Cava/30 Years, a retrospective of the Philadelphia artist’s enigmatic photo-based collages, at UArts’ Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Oct. 14 to Nov. 30 (215-717-6480 or; recent abstract paintings by Rebecca Jacoby and complex marker drawings of Philadelphia cityscapes by Miriam Singer at LG Tripp Gallery, Oct. 22 to Nov. 27 (215-923-3110 or; paintings by Jacob Lunderby based on photographs of Philadelphia streetscapes, at Pentimenti Gallery, through Oct. 23 (215-625-9990 or; “True Fiction,” photographs blurring the line between the documentary and the invented, by Yasser Aggour, Kelli Connell, Gregory Crewdson, Taryn Simon, others, at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, through Nov. 27 (215-232-5678 or; “Problemy,” recent drawings, paintings, and sculpture by the Dufala Brothers, Steven and Billy Blaise, at Haverford College’s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery,

through Oct. 8 ( exhibits); an installation and framed drawings by Astrid Bowlby at Gallery Joe, Sept. 25 to Nov. 13 (215-592-7752 or; and Aesthetics of Intimacy: Paintings by Susan Jane Walp, Don Southard, and Mark Karnes, small-scale still-life paintings by all three, at Swarthmore College’s List Gallery through Oct. 10 (610-328-7811 or Humanities/art/Gallery)

Miriam Singer “Green Occupied”

Eileen Neff. The Philadelphia-

based artist’s photographic installation, “Retrospection,” at Locks Gallery, is an expanded reenactment of a 2008 installation at Bruce Silverstein/20 in New York, her meditation on the relationship between image and subject. One large, digitally constructed photographic print acts as a starting point for groupings of other works. Through Sept. 30. (215-629-1000 or

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The Sitting Room: Four Studies. The historical concept of

the sitting room is reexamined by four contemporary artists at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, whose 1906 building, originally the private residence of Samuel P. Wetherill, just happens to have all the right rooms for such a show. Jennifer Angus will present an alternative view of the 19th-century mania for collection and display; Carole Loeffler will expose the gendered implications of the domestic interior; Ligia Bouton is creating an imagined history based on the social circles of Philadelphia’s high society, and Saya Woolfalk has in store a mobile utopian space for the future. Melissa Caldwell is the exhibition’s curator, with, she says “lots of input” from David R. McFadden, chief curator at New York’s Museum of Arts & Design. Sept. 24 to Jan. 3. (215-545-4302 or

One of Us: Isaac Tin Wei Lin.

This talented young Philadelphia artist, whose work draws on literally everything around him, follows his solo show at Fleisher/Ollman last year with a site-specific installation for the Print Center, filling an entire gallery with two- and three-dimensional printed and painted elements inspired by street art, current events, cartoons, and Islamic calligraphy. Sept. 7 to Nov. 20. (215-735-5511 or

thanks.frank. After 38 years

of teaching painting at the Tyler School of Art — and apparently becoming one of the most popular professors the school has ever seen — stillyouthful Frank Bramblett has decided to concentrate on his own painting. His former students aren’t letting him off the hook quite that easily, though. Thirty-eight of them have made artworks with Bramblett in mind, all of which form the affectionate exhibition “thanks.frank.” at the Elkins Estate in Elkins Park. Through Sept. 21. (570-906-0766 or

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Sunday, September 12, 2010



E-reader or paper? Whatever the medium, a book is still a book, and a lot of good ones are coming this fall. Jonathan Franzen has gotten the new season off to a brilliant start with Freedom, which critics say establishes him as one of America’s best young fiction writers. Some familiar names are back, including John le Carré, poking down dark alleyways with another tale of espionage and moral ambiguity. And there’s a new translation of Boris Pasternak’s classic, Dr. Zhivago. The nonfiction side has much to offer too, from a history of the great internal migration that saw tens of thousands of African Americans leave the South for the cities of the North and West, to a biography of the great Yankee slugger Mickey Mantle. Here are some of the season’s top titles. — Michael D. Schaffer, Inquirer books editor

Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, September). Already in bookstores, Franzen’s sardonic dissection of love and marriage is “a tour de force [that] should secure Franzen’s reputation as one of the finest novelists of his generation,” wrote Inquirer reviewer Glenn C. Altschuler.

The Elephant’s Journey, by José Saramago (Houghton Mifflin, September). Nobel laureate José Saramago, who died last month, was not known for whimsy, but The Elephant’s Journey is a playful little tale, based on a true story, of an elephantine wedding present, fit for royalty.

Ape House, by Sara Gruen (Spiegel & Grau, September). Gruen’s tale of a band of bonobos liberated from an animal lab and turned into the stars of a TV reality show is a funny, sad, sympathetic story of human and simian nature.

The Good Daughters, by Joyce Maynard (William Morrow, September). Maynard’s latest is another version of the parallel-lives story — two people, of different background and personality, are linked by a random event (in this case, being born in the same hospital on the same day). Maynard makes it work to perfection.

NONFICTION Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788, by Pauline Maier (Simon & Schuster, October). The ratification of the U.S. Constitution was far from a sure thing. To take effect, it required the approval not of state legislatures, but of special conventions chosen by the people. Maier traces the difficult path the document had to travel to win the people’s approval.

What a Difference a Dog Makes: Big Lessons on Life, Love and Healing from a Small Pooch, by Dana Jennings (Doubleday, November). Jennings, who writes so movingly in his New York Times blog about his experiences with an aggressive prostate cancer, shares the role that his family’s 12-year-old miniature poodle played in helping him and his son, also seriously ill, cope with disease.

Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor/Hiroshima/9-11/Iraq, by John W. Dower (Norton, September). Dower, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, compares America’s wars on Japan, terrorism, and Iraq and finds a culture of war that blindly venerates “brute force” at the expense of flexibility and imagination.

The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen, by Kwame Anthony Appiah (Norton, September). In a fascinating study of moral evolution, Princeton professor Appiah finds that honor is the engine that drives moral change.

At Home: A Short History of Private Life, by Bill Bryson (Doubleday, October). Bryson, a very astute observer and a wickedly funny writer, can find inspiration anywhere. Wandering from room to room of the Victorian parsonage where he lives in England, Bryson has managed to write “a history of the world without leaving home.”

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson (Random House, September). Wilkerson, the first African American female journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize, chronicles the massive migration of black Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North and West between 1915 and 1970. She focuses on three individuals to tell the story of a silent population shift that changed the face of the country.


Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969, by David Eisenhower and Julie Eisenhower (Simon & Schuster, November). Ike’s grandson, whose previous book about his grandfather, Eisenhower at War 1943-1945, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, recounts the final years of the former president and general.

Makeshift Metropolis: Ideas About Cities, by Witold Rybczynski (Scribner, November). The University of Pennsylvania urbanism expert muses on the past of American cities to predict what the future may hold.

Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America, by Murray Dubin and Daniel R. Biddle (Temple University Press, September). Pulitzer Prize-winning Inquirer journalist Biddle and former Inquirer staff writer Dubin chronicle the life of Octavius Catto, a Philadelphia educator and 19th-century civil rights pioneer who was slain during an Election Day race riot in 1871.

Chasing the Sun: The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life, by Richard Cohen (Random House, November). There’s no getting away from the sun. After all, it makes up 99.8 percent of the solar system’s mass, and without it, we couldn’t exist. Cohen leads us on a tour of mankind’s relationship with our very own star.

The Mind’s Eye, by Oliver Sacks (Knopf, October). Neurologist Sacks, who describes himself as “both a physician and a storyteller,” deals this time with how we see and how we compensate when our ability to see is compromised.

Love Like Hate, by Linh Dinh (Seven Stories, September). From Saigon to Philadelphia, the characters in this first novel from Philadelphia poet and short-story writer Dinh, a Saigon native, struggle with the tangled ways of the human heart while coping with the wrenching results of military defeat.

from the cover, "Luka and the Fire of Life"

American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, by Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell (Simon & Schuster, October). Americans have become polarized along religious lines, argue Putnam and Campbell. The ranks of religious moderates have shrunk, while the numbers of religious conservatives and secular liberals have grown, yet tolerance endures. Putnam and Campbell show how.

Nashville Chrome, by Rick Bass (Houghton Mifflin, September). Bass returns to fiction, but fiction based on reality, with this poignant story of the singing Brown siblings, who performed as a country music trio in the 1950s.

The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood, by Jane Leavy (Harper, October). Former Washington Post sportswriter Leavy wonders who Mickey Mantle really was, “an authentic human being or a synthetic construct of memory and imagination?” She draws on her own memories of Mantle and hundreds of interviews to figure it out.

Doctor Zhivago, by Boris Pasternak, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky (Pantheon, October). This is the first English translation of Pasternak’s masterpiece since the original was published in 1958. The translators warmed up for the task with award-winning renditions of Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov and Tolstoy’s War and Peace.

What Alice Knew: A Most Curious Tale of Henry James and Jack the Ripper, by Paula Marantz Cohen (Sourcebooks Landmark, September). Alice James teams up with her famous brothers, Henry and William, to track down Jack the Ripper in this novel from Cohen, a professor of English at Drexel University.

C, by Tom McCarthy (Knopf, September). How many words that begin with the letter “C” can you think of? McCarthy can think of quite a few as he tells the story of Serge Carrefax in his latest experimental fiction foray.

Our Kind of Traitor, by John le Carré (Viking, October). Once again, le Carré leads us down dark and dangerous moral alleyways, this time in the company of a vacationing couple and the Russian money launderer who wants them to help him defect.

Sunset Park, by Paul Auster (Henry Holt, November). Opening with a bleak vision of Florida in recession, postmodern puzzle master Auster gets down and dirty with the gritty realities of economic crisis and war in Iraq.

Luka and the Fire of Life, by Salman Rushdie (Random House, November). Rushdie is out to work magic again with a charming fable for his younger son, Milan, designed as a companion to an earlier book, Haroun, that was written for his older son. Contact staff writer Michael D. Schaffer at 215-854-2537 or

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Best-selling Books



For the week ended Sept. 10, compiled by Publishers Weekly from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers, and independent distributors.





Mass Market


1. Freedom Jonathan Franzen. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $28 2. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest Stieg Larsson. Knopf. $28 3. Dark Peril Christine Feehan. Berkley. $26 4. The Postcard Killers James Patterson & Liza Marklund. Little, Brown. $28 5. Lost Empire Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood. Putnam. $28 6. The Help Kathryn Stockett. Putnam/Amy Einhorn. $25 7. The Way of Kings Brian Sanderson. Tor. $28 8. Spider Bones Kathy Reichs. Scribner. $27 9. Body Work Sara Paretsky. Putnam. $27 10. Star Island Carl Hiaasen. Knopf. $27

1. The Power Rhonda Byrne. Atria. $24 2. Crimes Against Liberty David Limbaugh. Regnery. $30 3. Sh*t My Dad Says Justin Halpern. It Books. $16 4. A Journey Tony Blair. Knopf. $35 5. The Perfection Point John Brenkus. Harper. $27 6. Women, Food, and God Geneen Roth. Scribner. $24 7. The One Minute Negotiator Don Hutson & George Lucas. Berrett-Koehler. $22 8. Empire of the Summer Moon S.C. Gwynne. Scribner. $28 9. Outliers Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown. $28 10. The Big Short Michael Lewis. Norton. $28

1. 1022 Evergreen Place Debbie Macomber. Mira. $8 2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson. Vintage. $8 3. The Girl Who Played With Fire Stieg Larsson. Vintage. $8 4. True Blue David Baldacci. Vision. $10 5. Midnight Crystal Jayne Ann Krentz, writing as Jayne Castle. Jove. $8 6. Born to Bite Lynsay Sands. Avon. $8 7. Pursuit of Honor Vince Flynn. Pocket. $10 8. Renegade Lora Leigh. St. Martin’s. $8 9. Finding Perfect Susan Mallery. HQN. $8 10. Ford County John Grisham. Dell. $8

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson. Vintage. $16 2. Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert. Penguin. $15 3. The Girl Who Played With Fire Stieg Larsson. Vintage. $16 4. Little Bee Chris Cleave. Simon & Schuster. $15 5. Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese. Vintage. $16 6. The Art of Racing in the Rain Garth Stein. Harper. $15 7. Ford County John Grisham. Dell. $15 8. Sarah’s Key Tatiana de Rosnay. St. Martin’s Griffin. $14 9. A Gate at the Stairs Lorrie Moore. Vintage. 15 10. My Horizontal Life Chelsea Handler. Bloomsbury. $16












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As I wrote about entries this week, I recalled one of the most striking deals I ever played. It arose in the final of the 1981 Life Master Pairs, and I suspect I’m not the only player who hasn’t forgotten it after 29 years. As East-West, Allen Hawkins and I heard North-South bid smoothly to 7NT. I led the queen of diamonds, and declarer won, shrugged and laid down the ace of hearts. When my jack fell obligingly, South could reach dummy with the ten to run the spades. The action at a different table decided the event. There, West led the queen of diamonds against 7NT, but after declarer won, he considered carefully. If he cashed the ace of hearts, the jack would fall only one time in eight, and if instead both defenders played low, the result would be down two. So declarer took his ace of spades and played for down one by leading a heart toward dummy’s ten! That play looks bizarre, but the event was matchpoint duplicate: If South was minus 100 when other Souths were minus 200, North-South would save points. As it was, South was minus 100 when he could have been plus 2,220, and East-West wound up winning the championship while North-South were third; if South had made 7NT, he’d have won the Life Master Pairs. Hawkins and I finished eighth — not bad, I suppose, in a 500-pair field. Who was South? I won’t say — after all, his play could have been a winner — but he has won more than one world championship.

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rden Hander of Meadowbrook, like thousands of homeowners who had their mortgages originated by ABN Amro, now has his loan serviced by Citimortgage, which took over the Netherlands-based lender’s portfolio a few years back. There’s nothing unusual about that. W h a t ’s more, Hander fits into that group — 75 percent of people who borrowed to buy a home — with problem-free loans. The Handers’ mortgage, taken out in March 2003, was a standard 20 percent down and originally for $297,000. The amount had decreased to $262,000, and not a single payment was ever missed or late. “We had whittled the amount down by $35,000 by rounding the monthly payment up against the principal, which continues,” said Hander, who is retired after a 40-year college-teaching career. His wife works part time in the medical-billing department at Abington Memorial Hospital. They have credit scores of 669 and 749. Their monthly payment started at $2,300, but escrow adjustments have raised it to $2,500. The interest rate is and has been 6.125 percent, which was low in early 2003. Their custom house would list in the “very high $500,000s or even more,” Hander said. Looking at their interest rate, and the 4.5 percent available now, the Handers talked about refinancing “but never did anything about it.” That is, until they began getting “relentless calls” from someone who identified herself only by her first name and said she was from Plymouth Meeting. The woman “would only speak to my wife, who was never available,” Hander said. Finally, about six weeks later, the connection was made, and “my wife listened to her spiel.” The woman was a loan officer from a lender — I know which one, but all of them have been doing this, so insert your favorite one here. Hander already had been informed See ON THE HOUSE on J7


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They fell in love with the Philly region and its architecture — especially their Breuer-esque home.

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ichael Wiglesworth concedes he was a bit of a snob when he and his wife, Shari, first arrived here from Manhattan 10 years ago. “I had my nose in the air,” says the longtime adman, who spent a dozen years in New York with the storied J. Walter Thompson agency before coming to Philadelphia for a new job in advertising. “Since then, I’ve fallen in love with Philadelphia,” he says. “It’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Architecturally, it’s got everything.” Wiglesworth’s love affair with this area began when the couple, who had always lived in high-rises, decided to look for a suburban house. The search led them to a home designed by renowned architect Louis Kahn. Entranced, the couple made an offer, but the seller changed his mind at the last minute. “After that,” Michael says, “I knew what I really wanted was a modern house.”




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The ground-level library/media room was given a grid of white shelving.

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Throughout the sleek bi-level built into a hill are midcentury touches.

They found one in Glenside, a sleek, bi-level, glass, stone, and stucco structure built into a hill, that had been designed by Thomas J. Mangan, a disciple of modernist architect Marcel Breuer. “There are very few modern houses around here,” says Michael. “So this was pretty daring when the original owner built it in 1961.” Seriously worn and never updated, the house needed major TLC. Undaunted, the couple




camped out there while Michael undertook a renovation, doing all the design work and most of the construction himself at night and on weekends. Fortunately, he’d had plenty of experience with fixer-uppers. “I’ve renovated and sold about 12 houses over the years,” says Michael, who loved the process as much as the profit. “It was kind of like a hobby.” During the five years he worked on the Glenside house, See HAVEN on J2




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HAVEN from J1 he got a big hand from his best friend, a master plumber and carpenter whom he would fly in on weekends from Richmond. Along with new wiring and an efficient zoned heating-and-cooling system, Michael installed new birch floors and commercial glass doors (to bring even more light into the airy house). The ground-level library/media room got a wall-size grid of white shelving, and upstairs, he added a small laundry room. In the hall bath, he covered up the pink-and-black color scheme with crisp white tile, glassed in the original sunken shower, and put in a custom-made steel counter with a clearglass vessel sink. A round skylight brightens the windowless room — a project Shari will never forget: “His friend just jumped up on the roof and started cutting through the ceiling. I freaked out. “But I’m glad he doesn’t listen to his wife,” she says good-naturedly of her husband. “I’m always afraid that he’s spending too much or putting himself in danger.” In the master bath, the walls were clad in luminescent glass tile; a new stainless-steel sink was set into a clear-glass counter supported by a massive steel bracket. “All of the steel pieces were made by an airplane fabricator in Willow Grove,” says Michael. Locating someone who could execute his ideas was a project in itself. In the kitchen, he opened the doorway right up to the ceiling, cut slots high up in the wall to let in more light, and put in a slate floor, Carrera marble counters and backsplash, and stainless-steel cabinetry. “I ripped off Poliform,” he jokes, referring to the Italian company known for its high-end modern kitchens. Beyond new flooring, the couple made few changes to the open-plan living room/dining room, which has floor-to-ceiling windows, a locally quarried fieldstone hearth, and an unusual zigzag-design iron stair railing. Midcentury-modern furniture takes center stage: welded-steel Bertoia chairs, credenzas by Knoll and Herman Miller, and a swooping Capellini silver floor lamp from Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville.

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The sleek, 1961 bi-level in Glenside, below, was seriously worn and never

updated, so the couple undertook major renovation. The master bedroom, above, opens onto the crushed-stone patio and waterfall they installed.

The couple made few changes to the open-plan living room/dining room, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, fieldstone hearth, and zigzag-style stair railing.

The most dramatic alteration occurred in the backyard, where Michael had 12 dump-trucks’ worth of dirt removed to reconfigure a steep slope. Outside the master bedroom’s new sliding-glass doors, he created a crushed-stone patio and installed a majestic waterfall. The massive sheet of water flows over an artfully rusting panel of CorTen steel into a pool whose lighting turns the space magical at night. “When we were excavating, neigh-

bors asked me if it was a swimming pool or an extension,” he says. “I said, ‘No, it’s a waterfall.’ I think they thought I was nuts. But forget about cars and noise, all you can hear is the waterfall.” The house has changed Michael’s life. For one thing, he has become a modern-architecture aficionado. “I’ve seen every modern iconic house in the country,” he says. He also chucked his advertising job to become a full-time developer,

launching Dreamscape Builders in Houston, where he has constructed more than 25 townhouses. He recently started Dreamscape Modern, offering renovation and restoration services. But Michael refuses to relocate. He commutes, spending part of the week there. “My nickname in Houston is ‘The Carpetbagger,’ ” he says. “But when the deal came together, I said, ‘I’m not leaving Philly. This is my home.’ ”

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MORTGAGE UPDATE Mortgage rates reached another modern-day low, and homeowners took advantage by refinancing. The benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell 6 basis points this week, to 4.53 percent, according to the national survey of large lenders. A basis point is one-hundredth of 1 percentage point. The mortgages in this week’s survey had an average total of 0.42 discount and origination points. One year ago, the mortgage index was 5.41 percent; four weeks ago, it was 4.66 percent. This is the lowest that the 30-year fixed has been in the 25year history of Bankrate’s weekly survey. The previous record was 4.57 percent, set Aug. 11. Mortgage rates haven’t been this low in more than half a century. Rates on FHA-insured mortgages averaged 4.56 percent in February 1955, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. Conventional mortgage rates probably were similar, although records are sketchy. The benchmark 15-year fixed-rate mortgage fell 3 basis points, to 4.05 percent. The benchmark 5/1 adjustable-rate

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mortgage rose 1 basis point, to 3.86 percent. The benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate jumbo fell 5 basis points, to 5.17 percent. Higher costs Mortgage rates have lingered below 5 percent since midMay because of the sluggish economy. Home sales are weak. About 83 percent of mortgage applications last week were submitted by homeowners who wanted to refinance, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. When borrowers get a look at their rates and fees, they’re likely to be surprised. Rates often are higher than advertised. When that happens, it’s seldom the result of bait-and-switch tactics. Instead, rates and costs are higher because of riskadjustment fees that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac add. Fannie calls these fees “loan level price adjustments” and Freddie calls them “postsettlement delivery fees.” They can add up. For example, if the owner of a condominium unit has a credit score of 730 and is doing a cash-out refinance for 80 percent of the condo’s appraised value, the loan level price adjustments on a 30-year fixed would add up to 2 percent of the loan

By Holden Lewis amount. The borrower would have the option of paying that as a fee at closing ($6,000 on a $300,000 loan, plus other closing costs) or paying it in the form of a higher interest rate. Translated into a higher rate, a 2 percent fee could jack up the rate by at least a quarter of a percentage point, and quite likely even more than that. How it breaks down In the above scenario, the 2 percent fee would break down as follows: • 0.25 percent “adverse market delivery charge” because house prices have been falling. • 0.25 percent loan level price adjustment for getting a mortgage at 80 percent with a credit score of 730. • 0.75 percent fee for getting a loan on a condo for between 75 and 80 percent of its value. • 0.75 percent cash-out refi fee. Some of those fees would be higher for someone with a lower credit score or a higher loan-to-value ratio. On the other

hand, some of the fees would be lower for a borrower who owns a house instead of a condo, or someone getting a rateand-term refi instead of a cash-out refi. Fees are lower for borrowers getting 15-year mortgages instead of 20- or 30-year loans. “The only way you’ll never have any adjustment is if you’re doing a rate-and-term refi and your credit score is over 740,” says Jim Sahnger, a mortgage consultant for Palm Beach Financial Network in Stuart, Fla. At a credit score of 720 to 739, “typically you’re not going to incur anything unless you’re looking to take cash out,” he says. And if your credit score is below 720, expect the interest rate to climb at least one-eighth of a percentage point. Borrowers frequently are dismayed by these added fees, which come not from the banks but from Fannie and Freddie. The fees discourage some borrowers from refinancing, even though Fannie and Freddie are controlled by the federal government, and even though the federal government’s policy is to encourage homeowners to save money by refinancing.

Legend: The rate and annual percentage rate (APR) are effective as of 9/8/10. © 2010 Bankrate, Inc. The APR may increase after consummation and may vary. Payments do not include amounts for taxes and insurance. The fees set forth for each advertisement above may be charged to open the plan (A) Mortgage Banker, (B) Mortgage Broker, (C) Bank, (D) S & L, (E) Credit Union, (BA) indicates Licensed Mortgage Banker, NYS Banking Dept., (BR) indicates Registered Mortgage Broker, NYS Banking Dept., (loans arranged through third parties). “Call for Rates” means actual rates were not available at press time. All rates are quoted on a minimum FICO score of 700. Conventional loans are based on loan amounts of $165,000. Jumbo loans are based on loan amounts of $435,000. Points quoted include discount and/or origination. Lock Days: 30-60. Annual percentage rates (APRs) are based on fully indexed rates for adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs). The APR on your specific loan may differ from the sample used. Fees reflect charges relative to the APR. If your down payment is less than 20% of the home’s value, you will be subject to private mortgage insurance, or PMI. Bankrate, Inc. does not guarantee the accuracy of the information appearing above or the availability of rates and fees in this table. All rates, fees and other information are subject to change without notice. Bankrate, Inc. does not own any financial institutions. Some or all of the companies appearing in this table pay a fee to appear in this table. If you are seeking a mortgage in excess of $417,000, recent legislation may enable lenders in certain locations to provide rates that are different from those shown in the table above. Sample Repayment Terms – ex. 360 monthly payments of $5.29 per $1,000 borrowed ex. 180 monthly payments of $7.56 per $1,000 borrowed. We recommend that you contact your lender directly to determine what rates may be available to you. To appear in this table, call 800-509-4636. To report any inaccuracies, call 888-509-4636. •

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New Jersey Following are some prices recorded with the counties May 31-June 4.

Atlantic County Absecon 8 W. Lee Ave., $180,000.

Atlantic City

2 S. Hartford Ave. unit B2, $65,000.

Brigantine 164 S. Eighth St., $300,000.

Egg Harbor Township 28 Tradition Cir., $241,490.

Longport 15 N. 35th Ave., $1,250,000. 3406 Ventnor Ave., $1,162,500.

Margate 9600 Atlantic Ave. unit 1807, $350,000. 200 N. Decatur Ave. unit 5, $272,000.

Ventnor 213 N. Rosborough Ave., $300,000. 215 N. Dudley Ave., $247,000.

Burlington County Bordentown Township 55 Meadow Run Rd., $432,500.

Burlington 912 Wood St., $125,000.

Burlington Township

Sale Signs 128 Delaware Ave., $179,000. 2044 Harbour Dr., $170,000.

Pemberton Township 10 Chippewa Trl., $100,000.

Riverside 716 Bem St., $135,000.

Shamong 23 Packenah Trl., $370,000.

Southampton 628 Smithville Rd., $210,000. 1 Cheshire Ct., $190,000.

Westampton 191 E. Country Club Dr., $305,000.

Willingboro 20 Mayfair Cir., $118,000.

Woodland 3993 Route 563, $85,000.

Camden County Audubon 131 S. Haviland Ave., $200,000.

Barrington 484 Thomas Ave., $167,000.

Bellmawr 113 Dobbs Ave., $63,300.


Chesterfield Cinnaminson 503 Ivystone Ln., $229,800.

Delran 8 Columbine Pl., $240,000.

Evesham 8 Wimbledon Way, $325,000. 180 Meadow Ln., $257,000.

Florence 146 Rosewood Dr., $405,000. 606 E. Sixth St., $365,000.

Hainesport 809 Breezy Ridge Ln., $245,000.

Lumberton 18 Black Pine Ln., $335,000.

Mansfield 4 N. Hockey Dr., $436,000. 2 Sunnyside Cir., $233,500.

Maple Shade 11 Arlington Ave., $210,000.

Medford 4 Chelmsford Ct., $450,000.

Moorestown 29 Woodlane Dr., $485,000.

Mount Laurel 843 Lafayette Dr., $370,000. 9 Hampton Ct., $353,000.


Runnemede 25 W. Clements Bridge Rd., $200,000.

Stratford 213E S. Atlantic Ave, $114,500.

Voorhees 2 Cedar Hill Ct., $450,000. 7 Redstone Rdg., $288,500.

Waterford 2212 Sherman Ave., $234,000. 844 Raritan Ave., $196,500.

Winslow 345 Johnny Boy Ln., $270,000. 430 Church Rd., $230,000.

Cape May County Avalon 2137 Ocean Dr., $573,750.

Cape May


221 Lake Ave., $159,000. 25 Davis Ave., $150,000.

Collingswood 403 Cedar Ave., $237,000. 114 Edison Ave., $174,500.

Gloucester 40 Oxford Ave., $100,000.

Gloucester Township 7 Aster Dr., $280,000. 19 Spring Hollow Dr., $185,000.

Haddon Heights 513 Fourth Ave., $257,500.

Haddon Township 100 Denver Ave., $294,000. 31 Lindes Farne Ave., $255,000.

Haddonfield 261 Merion Ave., $500,000.

Hi-Nella 137 Minnetonka Rd., $203,400.

Lindenwold 136 Crossing Way, $160,000.

Magnolia 707 Harrison Ave., $119,900.

Merchantville 201 W. Maple Ave., $355,000.

Oaklyn 26 Manor Ave., $204,900.

Pennsauken 2709 Powell Ave., $262,900. 8266 Weymouth Dr., $262,000.

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On the House By Alan J. Heavens 295 Columbus Dr., $159,900.

Monroe 1654 Carriage Dr., $251,000. 107 Raphael Ct., $179,900.

Newfield 9 Church St., $126,000.

Washington Township 821 Jamestown Rd., $210,000. 504 Shetland Ct., $185,000.

West Deptford 375 Jessup Rd., $300,000. 309 Lentz Rd., $205,000.

Woodbury 247 Delaware St., $360,000.

Woodbury Heights 218 Grandview Ave., $225,000.

Woolwich 236 Westbrook Dr., $238,000.

It can pay to resist lenders’ lures ON THE HOUSE from J1 by one of the credit-reporting services that the lender was on the prowl. A second phone call from the woman informed his wife that a refinance would be an FHAinsured mortgage, even though the couple’s current mortgage wasn’t. His wife told the loan officer that “[you] could have saved yourself a lot of time if you’d have said that first,” Hander said. “Nevertheless, she listened to the details and reported the same to me.” The new mortgage was to have a fixed interest rate of 5 percent, but with a mortgageinsurance payment on top of the one charged by the FHA. If they signed up, “we would lose the $35,000 we’d paid

down in the almost eight years of holding the mortgage, be billed for $2,500 monthly for a new 30-year period, and pay $6,600 up front in cash [to the lender] for the privilege of doing business with them.” Closing fees, not detailed, would be rolled up in the mortgage. “My wife offered her the verdict, that I’d never agree to something so bland and misleading, and that I’d laugh at it all,” Hander said. The March 2003 closing totaled $102,000, including the 20 percent down, and “we would never see that again,” Hander said. “Surely we would be better off to keep our 6.125 percent mortgage and add to the principal payment monthly than to be the sucker in a deal

Dennis 59 Lake Vista Dr., $360,000.

Lower Township 306 Portsmouth Rd., $425,000.

North Wildwood

129 E. Third Ave., $330,000. Camden 1304 Atlantic Ave., 629 N. 34th St., $67,500. $325,000.

Cherry Hill


like this.” Their decision: No deal. Hander articulates the views of dozens of you who contact me every week, calling lenders “a bunch of merchants of deception and outright lies.” “They troll [credit bureaus like] TransUnion et al., without our being able to defend ourselves from their intrusions,” he said. “While we are in no danger of falling into foreclosure since we do not deal with them, one can certainly see how they engineer holes for the customer to fall into,” Hander said. “On the House” appears Sundays in The Inquirer. Contact Alan J. Heavens at 215-854-2472 or

1204 New York Ave., $750,000.

5 Malan Ave., $184,000.

10 Middle Acre Ln., 17 Timothy Ln., $315,000. $300,000. 26 Summer Ave., 2 Ambler Rd., $300,000. $252,000. 12 Fenton Ln., $480,000.


Ocean City 375 E. Seaspray Rd., $950,000. 82 W. 17th St. unit 2d, $500,000.

Upper Township 13 E. Vincent Ave., $840,000.

West Wildwood 5001 Park Blvd. unit 4, $160,000.

Wildwood 207 E. St. Paul Ave., $400,000. 102 W. St. Louis Ave., $330,000.

Gloucester County Deptford 108 Pennsbury Ln., $272,000. 129 Chancellor Dr., $250,000.

East Greenwich 80 E. Rattling Run Rd., $500,000. 44 E. Tomlin Station Rd., $285,000.

Elk 108 Dutch Row Rd., $175,000.

Franklin 515 Lincoln Ave., $161,000.

Glassboro 19 Christopher Ln., $237,000.

Mortgage News Bankrate mortgage update

By Holden Lewis • Mortgage rates bounced this week, after the release of an employment report that wasn’t as awful as expected. The benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose 5 basis points this week, to 4.58 percent, according to the national survey of large lenders. A basis point is one-hundredth of 1 percentage point. The mortgages in this week’s survey had an average total of 0.37 discount and origination points. One year ago, the mortgage index was 5.4 percent; four weeks ago, it was 4.57 percent.




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Rates jumped Friday, after the Labor Department released the jobs report for August. It showed the economy shed 54,000 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate ticked up to 9.6 percent. A net loss of jobs is bad, but investors spied some semi-hopeful news in the numbers. Some 114,000 of those disappeared jobs belonged to temporary Census workers. Excluding those expired temporary positions, the economy added 60,000 jobs.

* The current Fed Fund rate is a range between 0.00% - 0.25%.

The not-so-terrible employment report was followed by an abrupt rise in bond yields, and mortgage rates followed. Bond yields fell modestly Tuesday and Wednesday, as if Friday’s jump in bond yields was an overreaction. Borrower don’t budge


30/15 Fixed Rate Mortgages 5.75 4.66 5.22 4.75 4.11 4.92 4.34 4.2 4.55

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Even with this week’s rise, mortgage rates are extremely low by historical standards. But relatively few people are taking advantage of them. “Purchase applications increased last week, reaching the highest level since the end of May,” says Michael Fratantoni, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s vice president of research and economics. “However, purchase activity remains well below levels seen prior to the expiration of the home buyer tax credit, and is almost 40 percent below the level recorded one year ago.”



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Pennsylvania Following are some prices recorded with the city and counties March 15 to May 31.

Philadelphia 232 Bainbridge St., $595,000. 714 Lombard St., $585,000. 722 S. 15th St., $565,000. 4317 Boone St., $500,000. 125 Catharine St., $470,100. 10624 St. Thomas Dr., $469,900. 3613 Hamilton St., $425,000. 500 Admirals Way unit 211, $417,000. 623 W. Sedgwick St., $380,000. 2137 St. Albans St., $322,500. 102-122 Church St. unit 408, $315,000. 3338 W. Penn St., $305,000. 800 Admiral Peary Way unit 1817, $301,595. 224-26 W. Rittenhouse Sq. unit 913, $296,125. 1015 Kimball St., $295,000. 315 New St. unit 407, $290,000. 1606 Manton St., $290,000. 4344 Dexter St., $289,900. 4426 Driftwood Dr. unit 77, $285,156. 839 Corinthian Ave., $259,000. 6123 Greene St., $257,731. 2425 S. Front St., $254,000. 1410 Friendship St., $250,000. 568 Domino Ln., $246,789. 234 Greendale Rd., $245,000. 1102 S. Second St. unit 1, $245,000. 3356 Tilden St., $242,900. 508 Hoffnagle St., $240,000. 2031 Pemberton St., $237,000. 933 N. Fifth St., $235,000. 2201 Griffith St. unit 3, $228,000. 5100 N. Broad St., $225,000. 3382 Chesterfield Rd., $225,000. 7801 Revere St., $219,000. 7220 Ridge Ave. unit C, $214,000. 3518 Byrne Rd., $210,000. 2557 Sepviva St., $209,000. 2533 Pickwick St., $205,000. 1531 Hellerman St., $198,500. 626 Jamestown St., $198,500. 3132 E. Thompson St. unit 202, $198,000. 519 Stanwood St., $195,000. 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. unit 3c49, $193,000. 1127 S. Seventh St., $190,000. 12032 Tyrone Rd., $190,000. 4347 Deerpath Ln., $186,000. 2216 Griffith St. unit 18, $185,000. 1927 S. Sartain St., $184,000. 2954 Secane Dr., $183,000. 4322 Dexter St., $182,500. 4829 Roosevelt Blvd., $179,000. 1120 Cantrell St., $178,500. 1006 Ripley St., $175,000. 348 Daly St., $175,000. 5445 Wyndale Ave., $175,000. 1221 Crease St., $173,000. 1017 N. 68th St., $172,500. 435 Naomi St., $170,000. 5423 Laurens St., $169,000. 9970 Ferndale St., $162,000. 1839-1845 Callowhill St., $160,000. 2101-17 Chestnut St. unit 216, $153,000. 3223 Wellington St., $152,500. 1946 Durfor St., $150,000. 3527 Aldine St., $149,900. 2663 E. Thompson St., $147,000. 1404 N. Corlies St., $140,000. 7120 Walker St., $140,000. 511 Wharton St., $135,000. 925 Atwood Rd., $129,000. 5727 Malvern Ave., $126,900. 4720 Haworth St., $120,000. 348 E. Gale St., $116,500. 400-414 W. Hortter St. unit 701, $115,000. 1204 Lindley Ave., $115,000. 634 E. Carver St., $115,000. 1617 E. Howell St., $110,000. 4347 O St., $110,000. 4020 Tudor St., $110,000. 6001 Reach St., $107,000. 268 Rosemar St., $106,000. 4504 Unruh Ave., $105,000. 340 E. Hortter St., $105,000.

Bucks County Bedminster 334 W. Armstrong Dr., $394,165. 7120 Old Easton Rd., $350,000. 203 Wood St., $335,000. 2010 Wood St. , $335,000.

Bensalem 4424 Spruce Ave., $320,000. 4727 Third Ave., $305,000. 6175 Edge Ave., $300,000. 1002 Burnley Ct., $248,000.

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1515 W. Chester Pike unit C2, $205,000. 1518 Manley Rd., $163,000.

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East Bradford

Bethel 176 Trotters Lea Ln., $245,000.







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London Britain

3455 Victor Ave., $192,000.

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Upper Merion


175 Megan Cir., $210,000. 301 Wexford Dr. unit 301, $197,000.

East Greenwich



1910 Springfield Rd., $174,900. 427 Pusey Ave., $123,500.

Darby Township 1000 Poplar Ave., $165,000. 715 Rively Ave., $130,000. 814 W. Ashland Ave., $83,000.




Clifton Heights 102 S. Church Ave., $135,000.

Folcroft 1001 Grant Rd., $92,000.



$915,000. 1436 Rose Glen Rd., Lower Merion, $600,000. 706 Abbeydale Court, Horsham, $565,000. 1418 Cheswold Dr., Towamencin, $564,595.

232 Bainbridge St., $595,000. 714 Lombard St., $585,000. 722 S. 15th St., $565,000. 4317 Boone St., $500,000. 125 Catharine St., $470,100.

Bucks County

New Jersey

3135 Rushland Rd., Wrightstown, $1,830,000. 4 Larkspur Lane, Upper Makefield, $940,000. 2135 Blue Stem Dr., Buckingham, $767,506. 6157 Upper York Rd., Solebury, $720,000. 107 Thornhill Lane, Newtown Township, $589,068.

29 Woodlane Dr., Moorestown, $485,000. 12 Fenton Lane, Chesterfield, $480,000. 4 Chelmsford Court, Medford, $450,000. 4 N. Hockey Dr., Mansfield, $436,000. 55 Meadow Run Rd., Bordentown Township, $432,500.

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Camden County

128 Ayrshire Dr., London Britain, $1,241,420. 220 Bollinger Rd., West Nantmeal, $1,100,000. 106 Galvin Circle, Newlin, $825,000. 1103 Robertson Way, Wallace, $615,000. 327 Barn Hill Rd., East Bradford, $615,000.

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Delaware County

261 Merion Ave., Haddonfield, $500,000. 2 Cedar Hill Court, Voorhees, $450,000. 201 W. Maple Ave., Merchantville, $355,000. 10 Middle Acre Lane, Cherry Hill, $300,000. 2 Ambler Rd., Cherry Hill, $300,000.

The Shore

1005 Whitegate Rd., Upper Merion, $1,350,000. 1440 Flat Rock Rd., Lower Merion,

Atlantic County 15 N. 35th Ave., Longport, $1,250,000.

19 Legion Terr., $159,000.

Marple 370 Marple Rd., $395,000. 185 Cranbourne Dr., $342,500. 105 First Ave., $295,000. 207 First Ave., $285,000. 28 E. Greenhill Rd., $185,500.

Cape May

80 E. Rattling Run Rd., East Greenwich, $500,000. 247 Delaware St., Woodbury, $360,000. 12 Woodfield Dr., Logan, $355,990. 348 New Castle Lane, Logan, $307,000. 375 Jessup Rd., West Deptford, $300,000.

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Gloucester County

1 Blakely Rd., Haverford, $1,050,000. 31 Whitemarsh Rd., Haverford, $495,000. 2 S. Providence Rd., Nether Providence, $450,000. 507 Cedar Lane, Swarthmore, $395,000. 370 Marple Rd., Marple, $395,000.


1 Blakely Rd., $1,050,000. 31 Whitemarsh Rd., $495,000. 613 Georges Ln., $261,000. 513 Grand Ave., $254,000. 201 Campbell Ave., $222,500. 816 Dover Rd., $217,000. 826 Cricket Ave., $194,900.


3406 Ventnor Ave., Longport, $1,162,500. 3404 Ventnor Ave., Longport, $960,000. 3 N. 34th Ave., Longport, $600,000. 9600 Atlantic Ave. unit 1807, Margate, $350,000.

132 W. Seventh St., $385,000.

Middletown 7 Harvard Dr., $322,500.

Nether Providence 2 S. Providence Rd., $450,000. 3 Locust Ln., $312,000.

Cape May County 375 E. Seaspray Rd., Ocean City, $950,000. 13 E. Vincent Ave., Upper Township, $840,000. 1204 New York Ave., Cape May, $750,000. 2137 Ocean Dr., Avalon, $573,750. 82 W. 17th St. unit 2d, Ocean City, $500,000.

Parkside 9 W. Chelton Rd., $80,000.

Ridley 2211 Franklin Ave., $240,000.

Sharon Hill 127 Foster Ave., $116,900.

2506 Lumpoc Ct., $210,000.

Bristol 419 Second Ave., $167,000. 906 Spring St., $162,500. 154 Otter St., $140,000. 689 Garden St., $126,607.

Bristol Township 2604 Durham Rd., $275,000. 2010 Durham Rd., $275,000. 61 Apricot La., $230,000. 902 New Chestnut St., $207,000. 4704 Forest St., $195,000. 55 Incurve Rd., $162,000. 59 Geranium Rd., $155,000. 48 Forest La., $129,000.

Buckingham 2135 Blue Stem Dr., $767,506. 1311 Creek Rd., $550,000. 5040 Jennifer Ct., $460,000. 3156 Brookside Dr., $434,432. 5071 Rosewood Dr., $358,000. 3185 Dark Hollow Rd., $320,000.

Doylestown 122 Cottage St., $450,000. 195 E. Oakland Ave., $310,000.

Falls 411 W. Trenton Ave., $300,000. 11 Vividleaf La., $265,000.

Hilltown 511 Orchard Rd., $536,500.

Langhorne 312 W. Richardson Ave., $165,000.

Lower Makefield 184 Wildflower Cir., $340,000.

Lower Southampton 916 Wood Rd., $255,000. 35 Peyton St., $136,000.

Middletown 15 Tall Tree La., $439,900. 220 Hampton Dr., $305,176. 60 Black Eyed Susan Rd., $285,000. 37 Spring Valley Rd., $270,000. 11 Conifer Rd., $193,828. 535 Durham Rd., $175,000.

Milford 2010 Hillcrest Rd., $250,000. 2410 Hillcrest Rd., $250,000. 1511 Concord Ct., $171,000.

Morrisville 123 Chambers St., $169,000.

New Britain Township

257 Cambridge Pl., $470,000.

New Hope 350 S. River Rd. unit A5, $300,000.

Newtown Township 107 Thornhill La., $589,068. 259 Willow Dr., $479,990. 6 Camellia Ct., $339,900. 76 Skyview Way, $307,450. 6 Black Oak Mews, $277,000. 23 Camellia Ct., $265,000. 1005 Diamond Dr., $190,000.

Perkasie 103 Bramble La., $234,500.

Riegelsville 30 Easton Rd., $255,000.

Solebury 6157 Upper York Rd., $720,000.

Upper Makefield 4 Larkspur La., $940,000. 19 Sentinel Rd., $480,000.

Upper Southampton 41 Beechwood Dr., $270,000.

Warminster 2 Five Ponds Cir., $410,565. 1075 Jacksonville Rd., $281,900. 318 Lemon St., $279,900. 97 Norristown Rd., $248,000. 340 Tally Ho Dr., $245,000. 831 Fern Rd., $244,500. 9101 Centennial Station, $210,000.

300 Garden View Dr., $245,000. 2762 Shelburne Rd., $229,985. 2766 Shelburne Rd., $229,900. 450 Devon Ct., $166,000. 113 Argyll Ct., $162,000.

Coatesville 1000 W. Chester Rd., $178,000. 127 Pennsylvania Ave., $107,000.

Downingtown 416 Garfield Ave., $168,000. 167 Viaduct Ave., $117,500.

East Bradford 327 Barn Hill Rd., $615,000.

East Brandywine 465 Norland Dr., $581,320. 116 Bolero Dr., $526,000. 208 Hockley Rd., $520,000.

East Caln 138 Madison Way, $319,900. 600 Campbell Cir. unit 19, $142,500.

East Coventry 1081 S. Sanatoga Rd., $550,000. 18 Wood Lea Rd., $360,090. 1222 Bethel Church Rd., $288,500. 17 Brower Ln., $265,000. 61 Buckwalter Rd., $202,000.

East Fallowfield 104 Watch Hill Rd., $349,854. 110 Salmon Ln., $255,000.


East Goshen

950 Bluebell La., $380,000. 100 Ginko St. unit 202, $210,000. 504 Blackburn Ct., $195,000.

409 Misak Dr., $560,000. 753 Inverness Dr., $253,000. 224 Chandler Dr., $219,000. 2615 Eagle Rd., $209,000. 429 Summit House, $186,900. 205 Valley Dr., $174,000. 3207 Valley Dr., $147,000. 1422 Valley Dr., $145,000. 1001 Valley Dr., $119,000.

Warwick 1384 Clearview Dr., $452,000. 1716 Hampton Dr., $410,000. 303 Camars Dr., $225,000.

Wrightstown 3135 Rushland Rd., $1,830,000.

Yardley 100 N. Main St., $390,000.

Chester County Birmingham 1103 General Sullivan Dr., $550,000. 876 Silverwood Dr., $525,000. 312 Lea Dr., $340,000.

Caln 2941 Avebury Stone Cir., $390,286. 224 Turnberry Dr., $270,000.

East Marlborough 140 Soltner Dr., $520,000. 105 Manor Dr., $435,000.

East Nottingham 110 Sunset Rd., $322,000. 185 Valleyview Cir., $282,000. 313 Anvil Rd., $252,000. 117 Iron Stone Rd., $250,000. 563 Waterway Rd., $245,000. 1084 Lees Bridge Rd., $226,000.

East Pikeland 826 Camp Cir., $390,000. 620 Waterfall Way, $385,000.

201 Lyndell Dr., $280,000.

East Vincent 213 Rolling Glen Ln., $390,000. 135 Waverly Ct., $329,900.

East Whiteland 140 Weybridge Dr., $295,000.

Easttown 272 Winthrop Rd., $555,000. 214 Devon Blvd., $175,000.

Elk 9203 Hickory Hill Rd., $375,000.

Honey Brook 690 Chestnut St., $152,500.

Honey Brook Township 2035 Horseshoe Pike, $300,000. 140 Caitlin Ct., $290,000.

Kennett Square 123 W. Cypress St., $178,000.

Kennett 208 Pond View, $450,000. 187 Penns Manor Dr., $294,350. 183 Penns Manor Dr., $267,416. 210 Victoria Ct., $235,000.

London Britain 128 Ayrshire Dr., $1,241,420.

London Grove 313 Garden Station Rd., $265,000.

Lower Oxford 147 McDonald Way, $355,000. 207 Lancaster Pike, $175,000.

New Garden 112 Cornwall Rd., $305,000.

New London 308 Cheswyck Ct., $347,000.

Newlin 106 Galvin Cir., $825,000.

North Coventry 1498 E. Cedarville Rd, $281,900. 1281 Dimity Ct., $229,900.

Oxford 635 Abingdon Cir., $299,900. 17 E. Locust St., $170,000. 260 Brick Rd., $122,500.

Penn 6 Keno Ln., $162,000.

Phoenixville 615 Needle St., $239,000. 543 Onward Ave., $223,000. 1218 Monroe Ave., $208,500. 119 Jackson St., $190,000.


1786 Holmes Dr., $430,000.

Sadsbury 25 Reel St., $165,000.

Schuylkill 1355 Ridgeview Dr., $275,835. 1050 Brookwood Dr., $267,000.

South Coatesville 16 Lukens Mill Dr., $242,885.

Tredyffrin 1509 Salomon Ln., $595,000. 559 Conestoga Rd., $465,000. 39 Treaty Dr., $385,000. 40 Stonehurst Ct., $317,500. 201 Drummers Ln., $180,000.

Upper Oxford 3565 Newark Rd., $200,250.

Upper Uwchlan 3 Heron Hill Dr., $440,000. 2927 Cottonwood Ln., $365,005.

Valley 66 Phineas Ln., $255,000. 208 Stoyer Rd., $252,000.

Wallace 1103 Robertson Way, $615,000.

West Bradford 1407 Price Ln., $260,000.

West Chester 615 W. Miner St., $374,000. 731 Marshall Dr., $330,000.

West Goshen 1101 Airport Rd., $364,900. 100 S. Five Points Rd., $240,000.

West Grove 116 W. Summit Ave., $170,000.

West Nantmeal 220 Bollinger Rd., $1,100,000.

West Nottingham 602 Lees Bridge Rd, West Nottingham Twp , $240,000.

West Pikeland 26 Mooney Ln., $550,000.

West Vincent 2206 Miller Rd., $383,050. 410 Fairmont Dr., $370,000.

West Whiteland 1303 Erin Dr., $412,000. 1323 Ship Rd., $305,000. 231 Corwen Ter., $211,000.

Westtown 508 Coventry Ln., $229,250.

Springfield 601 Cheyney Rd., $324,900. 910 West Ave., $285,000. 539 Maplewood Rd., $274,000.

Swarthmore 507 Cedar Ln., $395,000.

Upper Chichester 1843 Peach St., $231,830.

Upper Darby 3401 School Ln., $300,000. 437 Lombardy Rd., $290,000. 828 Cedar Rd., $290,000. 408 S. Bishop Ave., $270,000. 10 N. Linden Ave., $225,000. 700 Broadway Ave., $225,000. 829 Drexel Ave., $175,000. 33 Roselawn Ave., $150,000. 38 Elm Ave., $145,000. 3852 Berkley Ave., $122,000. 7236 Calvin Rd., $109,000. 174 N. Madison Ave., $107,000.

Upper Providence 52 Greenhill Rd., $178,000.

Yeadon 809 Connell Ave., $159,900.

Montgomery County Abington 1161 Rydal Rd., $490,000. 618 Cheltena Ave., $430,000. 947 Woodcrest Rd., $393,000. 421 Roberts Ave., $349,500. 1627 Edge Hill Rd., $330,000. 2011 Cross Rd., $305,000. 429 Tyson Ave., $255,000. 2014 Butler Ave., $187,900. 2474 Avondale Ave., $159,900.

Ambler 277 Southern Ave., $184,000.

Cheltenham 343 Harrison Ave., $377,500. 359 Hewett Rd., $302,000. 45 Hilldale Rd., $228,400. 7820 New Second St., $147,500. 1600 Church Rd., $87,000.

Douglass 10 Patricia Dr., $328,500. 114 Hill Rd., $160,000.

East Greenville 16 Cherry St., $175,000. 234 Jefferson St., $170,000.

East Norriton 6 Embassy Cir., $335,000. 956 Caralea Dr., $313,060.

Franconia 356 Winslow Dr., $465,000. 10 Thornton Ct., $380,000. 890 Evergreen Cir., $232,000. 133 Bartlett Ct., $217,000.

Hatboro 523 Moreboro Rd., $240,000. 16 Concord Pl., $183,000.

Hatfield Township 2909 Truman Dr., $230,000.

Horsham 706 Abbeydale Ct., $565,000. 201 Marilyn Dr., $277,000. 34 Cavalry Dr., $222,500.

Jenkintown 100 West Ave., $80,000.

Lansdale 402 Norway Dr., $299,000. 425 Columbia Ave., $166,000.

Limerick 130 Bayberry Dr., $312,500.

Lower Frederick 78 Village Dr., $203,000.

Lower Gwynedd 1603 Kellogg Dr., $548,245. 501 N. Bethlehem Pike Un #13n, $178,000.

Lower Merion 1440 Flat Rock Rd., $915,000. 1436 Rose Glen Rd., $600,000. 410 Redleaf Rd., $550,000. 154 Jennifer Ln., $465,000. 66 Mary Waters Ford Rd., $420,000. 1302 Yarmouth Rd., $394,500. 505 E. Spring Ave., $376,000. 1001 City Ave., $134,000.

Lower Moreland 1072 Twin Silo Ln., $377,900.

Lower Providence 3121 Middle School Dr., $375,000. 2741 Elysia Ln., $329,990. 31 Circle Dr., $260,000.

Lower Salford 291 Jan Dr., $252,500. 379 Pondview Dr., $240,000.

Montgomery 113 Pine Crest Ln., $327,500. 134 Longleat Dr., $305,000. 3704 Elizabeths Ct. Un #3704, $215,000.

Narberth 203 Lantwyn Ln., $320,000.

New Hanover 2692 Romig Rd., $389,000. 139 Fawn Dr., $225,240. 359 Layfield Rd., $175,000.

Norristown 1811 Darmouth Dr., $184,000. 1416 Powell St., $145,000. 826 High St., $67,000. 218 E. Marshall St., $60,000.

Perkiomen 115 Shire Ln., $347,500. 209 Lexington Rd., $170,000.

Plymouth 2 Timberfare Cir., $415,802.

Pottstown 29 W. Sixth St., $179,900. 416 Cherry St., $85,000.

Salford 422 Ridge Rd., $450,000. 712 Ridge Rd., $299,990.

Souderton Central Avenue, $295,000.

Springfield 406 Drayton Rd., $315,000. 1203 Green Hill Rd., $302,500. 1800 Surrey Rd., $294,000. 8774 Duveen Dr., $286,000. 1004 Church Rd., $255,000. 17 Springfield Ave., $205,000. 44 Grove Ave., $182,500.

Telford 59 Central Ave., $240,000. 178 Reliance Rd., $169,900.

Towamencin 1418 Cheswold Dr., $564,595. 1339 Michael Way, $473,000.

Trappe 324 Meadowview Dr., $333,000.

Upper Dublin 3140 Woodland Rd., $446,500. 17 Ambler Rd., $212,000.

Upper Gwynedd 408 Whites Rd., $250,900.

Upper Merion 1005 Whitegate Rd., $1,350,000. 141 Hughes Rd., $562,500. 467 Sharon Dr., $295,000. 434 Dorothy Dr., $292,000. 118 Hamlet Dr., $257,000. 581 Kingwood Rd., $200,000.

Upper Moreland 120 Bonnet Ln., $265,000.

Upper Providence 503 Logan Rd., $420,000. 521 Quincy St., $262,000.

West Conshohocken 1083 New Dehaven St., $472,000. 403 Bullock Ave., $280,000.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


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Mayan tomb offers new information on antiquity By Thomas H. Maugh

Blood-red bowls surrounding the tomb contained huLOS ANGELES — U.S. and man fingers and teeth Guatemalan archaeologists wrapped in decaying organic have found an unusually well- matter, perhaps leaves, that preserved burial chamber may have been symbolic meal that they believe is the tomb offerings, Houston said. Sacof the founder of a Maya dy- ramental breads are still prenasty, a find that promises pared in that manner today in new information about the the region, he said. empire’s formaIf Houston “is tive period. right and this is a It is Archaeologist dynastic founder Stephen Houston “uncommon to … it would be of Brown Univerof the only find sacrifices one sity said the tomb times we’ve was so tightly in the tomb. ... found one of sealed that the people,” That is one of these team found resaid archaeolomains of textiles, the things that gist Simon Marwood carvings, marks it out as tin of the Univerand other organic sity of Pennsylvaobjects that nor- pretty special.” nia, who was not mally disappear involved in the rein the humid tropics. Even af- search. It is also “uncommon ter 1,600 years, the smell of to find sacrifices in the decay was still present when tomb. … That is one of the the team broke through the things that marks it out as walls of the tomb, he said. pretty special.” Enclosed with the remains The tomb was found at a of what the team believes to site called El Zotz, about six be an early king were the bod- miles from the city of Tikal in ies of six infants, who may the Peten region of northern have been sacrificed and sent Guatemala. Tikal was one of to the afterlife with the king. the largest and most powerful LOS ANGELES TIMES

urban centers in the Maya civilization, and El Zotz apparently flourished on its border, though various evidence suggests relations between the

cities were not good. El Zotz was previously known as a small-time tourist destination because of a large population of bats; zotz is

Mayan for “bat.” Houston’s team began mapping the site five years ago and excavating two years later. It had not been much explored by ar-

chaeologists, but was heavily looted. “The pyramids looked like Swiss cheese,” he said. See TOMB on K3

ARTURO GODOY / Brown University

The tomb was so tightly sealed that remains of wood carvings

and textiles, normally destroyed in a tropical climate, survived. Also buried were the bodies of six infants.

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Recruits learn driving at a NATO facility in Kabul. Vehicular accidents plague the Afghan army.

Driver’s ed in Afghanistan Army recruits can handle guns better than humvees. By Tony Perry

In the next 14 months, Caldwell said, the training center KABUL, Afghanistan — Af- plans to turn out as many ghan Sgt. Maj. Barakatullah graduates as it has in the last Kolistani, who trains army re- eight years. He knows that to cruits, is confident his fledg- reach that goal, he has to ling soldiers are learning the stress driver education. discipline, strategic skills, The center now has 10 inand marksmanship needed to structors and 191 hours of defeat the Taliban. classroom and on-the-road But Kolistani, one of the training. “Even then, it’s been base’s senior enlisted sol- hard,” Caldwell said. diers, is worried about their The instructors come from proficiency in another key several coalition partners. Reskill: driving. Particularly connaissance classes are when it comes to the taught by Romanian soldiers; 8,000-pound-plus, U.S.-sup- troops from Turkey teach preplied humvee, the vehicle of ventive maintenance; Afchoice in the nascent Afghan ghans demonstrate how to army. prepare chow. Afghan and American trainU.S. Marines teach driver ers at the NATO-run Kabul Mili- training. tary Training Center — where About 80 percent of the re10,000 recruits receive instruc- cruits are illiterate. Many are tion at any given time — are from rural villages and have shocked to discover just how never steered a vehicle more badly the Afghans drive. complex than a horse-drawn “We’re losing them faster cart. Those who have driven from vehicle accidents than a car have, in many cases, combat,” said Army Lt. Gen. done so primarily in the William B. Caldwell IV, com- clogged, chaotic streets of Kamander of the 22,000-acre bul, the nation’s capital, training center, a former Sovi- where traffic resembles a et base that still houses a demolition derby. graveyard of Soviet tanks. Even for vehicle-savvy More than half of Afghan young Americans, the humarmy injuries result from ve- vee is a challenge. It is wide hicular accidents. Since 2005, and top-heavy, and difficult to 141 soldiers and recruits have drive around corners. The died in rollovers and colli- braking system is demanding sions, many caused by exces- and the ride jarring. sive speed, inability to negotiSoon the United States will ate curves, or an unwilling- supply the Afghan army with ness to yield to other vehi- 5,000 humvees equipped with cles. armored gun turrets and LOS ANGELES TIMES

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This carved bust of a man was

found in the Mayan tomb.


TOMB from K1 Occupation at the site began about 500 B.C. and was marked by “rapid-fire periods of intense building, pauses, then other periods,” he said. “It had a highly episodic quality, what I would have predicted in a frontier zone, periodically buffeted by Tikal and getting caught in the political turbulences of the time.” The city originally lay in the valley due west of Tikal. But about 350 A.D., the population went into a dramatic decline and moved to more defensible positions on the escarpment on the sides of the valley. “I suspect they needed to skedaddle because of the increasingly fragile political position,” Houston said. The new tomb is in a pyramid called El Diablo in “a supremely defensive position” atop a steep slope that is difficult to climb. The pyramids of Tikal are visible in the distance. The tomb is at the base of the pyramid, and others, most now looted, were built on top — a chronology that supports the idea that the occupant was the founder of a dynasty. The tomb was large by Maya standards, about nine feet deep and 41/2 feet high. It is sealed with alternating layers of mud and rock, which helped preserve the contents. The primary occupant, originally installed on a green bier, was arrayed like a dancer, with bell-like ornaments made of shells and “clappers” made of canine teeth. It appears he was wearing an elaborate headdress with small glyphs on it, and his teeth were embedded with jewels. “We have known from the ’90s on that a big role of kings was to be a ritual dancer,” Houston said. “This is the clearest instance I have seen of the king being put in a tomb in that role.” Dancing was probably associated with the maize god “and is linked to fecundity, growth of the Earth, and sprouts of new seeds,” Martin said. “It was a soulful, powerful thing” that emulated the swaying of maize from side to side. Researchers are not sure if the infants were specifically sacrificed to join the king, but they think that might be the case because of what Houston called “a gruesomelooking obsidian blade gunked up with some red substance” found nearby. They haven’t yet tested to see if it is blood. Other treasures in the tomb included shells imported from the Pacific coast, colorful bowls, remnants of textiles, and ingots of a brilliant red pigment called specular hematite, similar to the bronze ingots in Mediterranean shipwrecks. “This guy is taking his riches with him,” Houston said. “They speak to the vast divide that separates the king from the people who supported him.”





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‘Got problem call me can’ Singapore tries (again) to improve residents’ English. By Alex Kennedy

The government Tuesday tried to revive a decade-old SINGAPORE — “Borrow drive to get Singaporeans to me $5 can?” might not be the speak grammatically correct most graceful way to ask for a English. few dollars, but it’s music to Through partnerships with the ears of many Singapore- restaurants and shopping-cenans. ter food courts, the governBut as Singapore cements ment plans to exhort patrons its position as a financial-ser- to “Get It Right,” with posters vices hub and top regional showing examples of Singlish tourist destination, the gov- phrases crossed out and their ernment is redoubling efforts equivalent meaning in Ento persuade locals to speak glish. standard English. The governSo “Got problem call me ment insists that mastery of can” becomes “Please let me English is imperative to rais- know if you need help.” And ing living standards as the “You ask me I ask who” beeconomy shifts to services comes “I don’t know either.” from manufacturing. Primary schools will inSome worry, however, that crease teacher training in the island’s unique patois, standard English diction and known as Singlish, could be syntax, so Singlish isn’t inadlost and with it an important vertently taught to students. cultural glue unifying the mul“We need to remain reletiethnic, multireligious city- vant to the world,” said Balstate of 5.1 million people. akrishnan, who is the minis“There are many people ter of community developwho champion ‘Speak Sin- ment, youth, and sports. “English,’ ” Vivian Balakrishnan, glish is a portal to knowla government minister, said edge.” in a speech Tuesday. “But I Singlish is a jumble of the appeal to you to think of our nation’s four official languagchildren. Put aside some of es — English, Mandarin, Mathe more emotional elements lay, and Tamil — and vocabuthat language always engen- lary from several Chinese diaders.” lects. It often consists of EnASSOCIATED PRESS

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Top 10 Best of the Best Hotels Picked by editors and advisors of Virtuoso Life magazine from more than 800 properties:

Best Achievement in Design Armani Hotel Dubai Best Hotel Dining Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester Dorchester Hotel, London Best Bar Sir Elly’s The Peninsula, Shanghai Best Family Program Rocco Forte Verdura Golf & Spa Resort Sicily Best Spa Grand Velas All-Suites & Spa Resort Riviera Maya Most Innovative Guest Experience Amanfayun Hangzhou, China Most Socially Responsible Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo One to Watch Alan Fuerstman Montage Hotels & Resorts Hotelier of the Year Claudio Ceccherelli General Manager Park Hyatt Milano


Pena Palace, perched on a hilltop, gives Sintra a fairyland look with its mix of Moorish, Gothic, Renaissance, and Manueline architecture.

History and royalty and playful clouds make a magic place of this Portuguese town on the edge of Europe.

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Gadget Guru Car-top shelter Here’s a newfangled tent that’s really over the top. The OverLand Roof Top Tent from AutoHome is designed to perch on an accompanying hardwood base that attaches to a vehicle’s roof rack. The peaked fabric tent, supported by poles and elastic cords, opens to the side of the car so you have access to the rear cargo area. Get up there on the sturdy but collapsible alloy ladder (included). It stows flattish on the roof top, secured with compression straps under a heavy-duty PVC cover. For added support, you may have to fit your vehicle with aftermarket engineered crossbars or a rack system, such as Thule or Yakima. OverLand Roof Top Tent starts at $1,999 at; 1-888-852-2359. — Judi Dash


ogy-inspired mansion built in the 1900s. Above, stairs in a well wind down 90 feet to a light-pointed star and a doorway to the Terrace of the Celestial Worlds. Right, Valerie and Rebecca Reed after a surprise dunking.

— Jen Leo, Los Angeles Times


You might be comfortable using MapQuest or Google Maps, but Bing Maps delivers a new reason to bookmark it: A feature that helps you estimate your cab fare. What’s hot: The new “Taxi Fare Calculator” lets you figure out how much a cab may cost when you’re searching route directions. It was easiest to first plug in my destinations and then toggle between the map apps, such as the taxi calculator, Roadside Sculptures, and Foursquare check-ins. What’s not: The app is a little hard to find. From the home page, click on “Maps,” then “Get more from Bing Maps,” then the “Map Apps” icon at the bottom of the page — then pick it out of the list. And remember: You get only an estimate. Actual fares may be different, and you’ll need to add a tip.

INTRA, Portugal — Eccentric millionaire António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro would have gotten a good laugh. We’re exploring the mystical grounds of his romantic Quinta da Regaleira mansion, inching through pitch-black tunnels, climbing medieval-like turrets, and traipsing along serpentine paths. Negotiating the darkest caves with our camera’s flash, we become bolder with each shortcut we conquer. In the Initiating Well, stairs lining the brick walls wind down 90 feet, where we escape to the Terrace of the Celestial Worlds. “Here’s another shortcut,” my wife, Valerie, says excitedly, urging us to take what looks like two emerald-green paths split by a large rock. “Wait,” I warn. “That doesn’t look like a path.” “It looks like grass on a miniature golf course,” our daughter Rebecca, 17, says confidently as she and Valerie venture — kerplunk — into algaecovered water up to their chins. Their shrieks turn to uncontrollable laughter as I help Valerie out of the man-made pond, our camera miraculously dry. And I wonder: Is this what Carvalho Monteiro and his Italian architect, Luigi Manini, a onetime opera-set designer, planned when they built this 10-acre compound inspired by mythology and the Knights Templar in the early 1900s? Carvalho Monteiro definitely captured the spirit of this magical town only 19 miles northwest of Lisbon, where Portugal’s kings and aristocrats once spent their summers and tourists now flock on holiday. Tour books recommend it as a day trip — it’s an easy 35-minute train ride from the capital — but we’re glad we set aside two See SINTRA on N4

Quinta da Regaleira, below, is a medieval-like, mythol-

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DUMBO has more than a bridge to its name

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Have a complaint? Some tactics to avoid

In Brooklyn, history, sweets, superb views.

By Christopher Elliott


By Bill Reed



hat kind of a complainer are you? Maybe you’re the squeaky wheel — the guest who keeps writing over and over, even after you’ve been told “no” in a dozen different ways. Or maybe your grievances fall into the “special circumstances” category — you’re sick, you’re broke, you’re having a bad year. Perhaps you’re a name-dropper, copying a vice president or CEO on every customer-service inquiry to ensure it receives the proper attention. You could be the litigious type: “Give me what I want or I’ll sue.” At the right time, these are all perfectly reasonable ways to complain to a travel company. At the wrong time, they can doom your cusSee COMPLAINTS on N2

By Beth J. Harpaz

N KATHY WILLENS / Associated Press

The Statue of Liberty as seen from Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO.


EW YORK — Four centuries in 30 minutes. That’s what tourists get in trendy DUMBO. The history of this offbeat Brooklyn neighborhood includes Dutch settlers, George Washington, Walt Whitman, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, and a 21st-century chocolate shop. But history and chocolate are just a small part of what makes DUMBO — which stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass — worth visit-

ing. The neighborhood and an adjacent area called Fulton Ferry Landing are also home to Brooklyn Bridge Park, which opened in March with panoramic views of the bridges, the Empire State Building, and the Statue of Liberty, all in one turn of the head. For foodies, there’s Jacques Torres Chocolate, plus Grimaldi’s, famous for brick-oven pizza; the Michelin-starred River Cafe; and the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. And then there are the streetscapes — See DUMBO on N5


Sunday, September 12, 2010


Online Traveler

Fun you may miss in own backyard By Anne Wallace Allen

My trip to Italy will be different, however. Not only do I have BOISE, Idaho — My family will an iPad — which weighs a feathertravel halfway around the world light 11/2 pounds — but I’ve also to see a koala sitting in a eucalypdownloaded one of the most imtus tree, but for some reason it pressive travel tools I’ve seen in a took us four years in Boise to see while: the Discover Italy e-book the city’s spooky 19th-century by Lonely Planet. penitentiary, a local favorite just Available only from Apple’s a few miles from our house. iBookstore (www.lonelyplanThe only thing that really gets us exploring our own city is the ebooks.php), the guidebooks cost arrival of visitors from some$14.99 to download. (This is an where else. introductory price; the price will Most people tend to wait until likely rise a few dollars.) they have out-of-town guests to The text is mostly the same as see the tourist attractions in their the softcover guidebook, with own locale, says Karen Ballard, headers such as “Italy’s Top 25 who stays on top of such things Experiences” and chapters on for the Idaho Tourism Division. Italian history and culture. The “That often causes the locals to book is organized into handy rerediscover their local area.” gional chapters, allowing readers It’s a common theme nationwide to tap on the city, town, or area and motivation for a pair of entrethey want to explore. A Day’s Outing uses a home address to uncover nearby attractions. preneurs in Charlottesville, Va. Colorful and easy-to-read maps They’ve started a website, A allow users to tap and zoom into Day’s Outing, to help hometown known listings in New York State, neighborhoods and streets. tourists see nearby attractions. such as the Lake Placid Toboggan Bookmarks and highlights are On This Page The site,, al- Chute in the Adirondacks. easy to make with the tap of an Next Sunday: Game Traveler lows you to put in your zip code Muse and Jolly check the listings index finger; no more dog-eared, or location and request sugges- by reviewing websites and consulthighlighter-streaked pages. Sept. 26: Travel Deals tions for quick trips within a cer- ing convention or visitors’ bureaus. More than 3,000 hyperlinks alOct. 5: Senior Traveler tain radius — say, 30 to 120 miles. They exclude casinos and a few othlow readers to connect to a hotel A list of preferences lets you er attractions, such as golf. or venue’s website (when you are specify what kind of outing you “We are trying to be very selecconnected to the Internet). I was have in mind, such as a kid-friend- tive about what we have on the “Be a hometown tourist,” Muse able to tap on a link to the Naples ly park, wine tasting, or theaters website,” Muse says. “Most peo- said. “Don’t miss out on the Opera House and determine the and museums. ple who are going to go play golf things that people come to your production I could see. Chief executive officer Eliza- know they’re going to play golf. city or your town to visit.” Full-color photos looked delibeth Muse thought up the idea It’s not something you make a cious; the only thing I could have last year when she was visiting last-minute decision to do. People Easy, fun planning wanted was embedded video links, her mother in Roanoke, Va. are using our website for side One of the best parts of travel as in Lonely Planet’s “1000 Ultimate “It was an amazing fall day. It trips once they’re on vacation.” happens before leaving home: Experiences” iPad application. was gorgeous,” Muse says. “I Ballard, like Muse, often learns reading books, checking webCurious about Lonely Planet wanted to drive two hours, find of an attraction at one site and sites, and watching programs plans for the iPad, I had a short maybe some farm things, maybe then does more research with the about your destination. e-mail conversation with John something outdoors.” local tourism office. Months before a vacation, I Boris, the publisher’s executive Muse and her business partner, “I very much trust a local con- pore over travel guides and pon- vice president. He explained that Cathy Jolly, scour the Internet for vention center or visitors’ bu- der possible itineraries. I pester they had picked five of the most attractions to put on their site, reau,” she said. “I have rarely my husband with questions. popular European destinations which in June expanded from the found any of [them] overexaggerShould we do the Amalfi Coast for Americans as the launch titles Washington, D.C., area to include ating their assets, and they often hike or spend a night in Capri? Is for the e-book: Britain, Ireland, the whole country. Attractions can just have a lot of good practical there a production at the Naples Spain, France, and Italy. get placed on their site for $9.95. tips.” Opera House? Is Pompeii worth a Lonely Planet’s Discover series New as it is, the site is relativeMuse, a mother of two, knows second visit? will be released as e-books soon, ly unpopulated. A search near how hard it can be to get out the The planning and research usu- Boris said. There also are hunMontpelier, Vt., turns up many door for any trip. She wants to ally reach a fever pitch on the dreds of titles on Kindle and state parks and museums but few help everyone take that step. A plane. I generally tote a guidebook more than 100 city guide and of the regional theater offerings Day’s Outing has an iPhone appli- along; sometimes I buy a Lonely phrase book apps available for available in the small towns. cation and will eventually offer Planet guide, and other times I iPhone and iPad, plus “reality Expand the search to a 120-mile geo-location, enabling users to check some offerings out of my travel apps” for the Android and radius, though, and the site sur- check their mobile phones for a library. The only downside is lug- other offerings for BlackBerry. prises with legions of lesser- customized list of sites nearby. ging those heavy travel books. — Tamara Lush ASSOCIATED 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. Boast the Coast Maritime Weekend. Lewes, Del. Oct. 2-3. A maritime festival, lighted boat parade, exhibits, lectures, crab races, and seafood cooking demos. 302-645-8073;, 2. Big Buzz Chainsaw Carving Festival. Chester, Vt. Sept. 27-Oct. 3. Chainsaw carvers from across the country work as a team on an 8-foot bear sculpture that will be auctioned off for charity. 802-228-5830; 3. Aiken and Friends Fest. Smithfield, Va. Oct. 1-2. This roots music festival features Mike Aiken and Grammy winner Brad Davis and other artists on two outdoor stages. Plus, guitar and songwriting workshops. 757-357-7891; 4. Apple Harvest Day. Dover, N.H. Oct. 2. Pancake breakfast, apple pie baking contest, carnival rides, live music, raffles, 300 craft vendors, and a 5K race. 603-742-2218; 5. Nantucket Fall Restaurant Week. Nantucket, Mass. Sept. 27-Oct. 3. Sample selections of the island’s renowned culinary scene with special menus at nearly 30 restaurants and three-course dinners for $25 to $45. 508-228-3643; 6. French City Chili Fest. Gallipolis, Ohio. Oct. 2. Competitors prepare their chili recipes for a $500 first prize. Also, entertainment and hot pepper eating contests. 740-446-0596; 7. Camden International Film Festival. Camden, Rockport, and Rockland, Maine. Sept. 30-Oct. 3. Festival will offer nearly 50 feature films and shorts, plus Q&A’s with directors and producers, concerts, and interactive and video art. 617-817-5376; www.camdenfilmfestorg. 8. 2nd Street Festival. Richmond, Va. Oct. 2-3. Celebrate Jackson Ward’s legacy as an African-American community with live music, children’s activities, and fine dining. 804-788-6466; 9. Woodstock Film Festival. Woodstock, N.Y. Sept. 29-Oct. 3. The annual independent film festival will also feature concerts and panel discussions. 845-679-4265; 10. Stop and Shop Tastes of Rhode Island. Newport, R.I. Oct. 2-3. Live music, contests, games, culinary demonstrations, and an open dance floor are all on hand at this harbor festival. 401-846-1600; — Aubrey Whelan

Avoid these tactics to make your complaint more effective COMPLAINTS from N1 tomer-service request to failure at the hands of a dreaded form response. At the recent Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals’ annual conference in Atlanta, I witnessed a surprisingly lively and candid discussion among customer-service managers in the travel industry. The topic? How to value your customer. Specifically, how do you prioritize requests from customers

based on their elite status? During our debate, the audience referred to the kinds of complaints they received; much to my surprise, I found I had categorized them in a similar way. You need to know about these groupings, because being in one or another can make a big difference in how your grievance is handled.

The squeaky wheel

These gripes are easy to

identify because the correspondence runs on for pages and pages. Also, look for phrases such as, “This is my fifth attempt to contact you” or “I called you a dozen times yesterday.” Squeaky-wheel queries usually have no more merit than garden-variety inquiries, except that they are repeated endlessly until the aggrieved party gets his or her way. (“I don’t know what to do about the squeaky

wheel,” a manager for a cruise line confided. “Except maybe to give them what they want.”) This is an effective tactic — when you’re 2 years old. Adults should try the squeakywheel strategy only when they plan never to do business with the company again. Why? Because this infraction will go on their record, and companies keep track of difficult customers. You will pay for it down the line.

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Special circumstances

Every traveler’s circumstances are special, maybe even unique. But there are a few words that really hurt your chances when you’re filing a grievance. “We are seniors on a fixed income” probably tops the list. Not to be insensitive, but in a way everyone is on a fixed income, and when you don’t have the money, you shouldn’t be spending it — at least that’s the view of the travel company you’re complaining to. “I’m an elite-level customer” is another. Also popular: “A relative got sick or died,” “I lost my job,” “I got a new job,” “My son’s soccer team made it to the finals” — you get the idea. These are all perfectly valid excuses, unless you’re holding a nonrefundable ticket or room reservation. If you can’t afford to lose those, consider insurance or book a room with a refund option. Travel companies don’t want to hear about you as much as they are concerned about your experience. If you have had a bad flight or hotel stay, they want to know. Are you retired? Did you just have a death in the family? Not so much.

The name-dropper

Sometimes, to underscore the seriousness of a complaint, a traveler will copy everyone in the world about a grievance: The VP of customer service, the CEO, the CFO, the Better Business Bureau, the cleaning lady, and even yours truly. Also, he’ll mention that an uncle happens to know the company’s president. Well, big deal. Carpetbombing, as it’s frequently called — particularly on the first run — actually hurts your chances of getting a successful resolution. Instead of making you out to be a serious customer, it paints you as a crybaby. Instead of turning up the volume on your first try, give the system some time to work. Then, appeal to the powers that be. The string of e-mail addresses in the “cc:” field isn’t making you look good.

The laundry list

A careful inventory of every problem on a trip confuses folks in the customer-service department. I see a lot of these on cruises. “We didn’t

get the 8 p.m. dinner seating we requested.” Then, “Our shore excursion was canceled because of bad weather.” And then, “We missed a port of call,” or “We heard engine noise in our room.” Save it for the next dinner party. Why don’t laundry lists work? Because it makes you look petty, and it makes it difficult for a customer-service professional to identify an issue that can be effectively addressed in a response. You’re better off sticking to one problem and then telling the company what it can do to fix it. But long lists almost never further your cause. If anything, they could set you back.

The breakup

This complaint comes in two flavors: The one that ends with “I’ll never do business with your company again” and the one that concludes with “If you don’t do exactly what I want, I’ll sue you.” Both are to be avoided. When you tell a company that you’ll never do business with it again, then why should it bother responding? When you threaten to sue, your letter will get forwarded to the legal department, where it could languish for months before being answered. By the way, you don’t have to use the “s” word to be threatening. Someone just copied me on an e-mail to an airline that promised: “I will use every tool necessary, including Facebook and YouTube, to make sure that everyone knows that you lose people’s luggage.” Breakups — real and imagined — are almost always unnecessary. Instead, tell the company how disappointed you are and that you’re looking for a reason to do business with it again. Turning a negative into a positive gives the airline or hotel the incentive to make things right. Threatening it doesn’t. Of course, there are times when you’ll want to employ some of these tactics. But until then, my advice is to stay away from threats, name-dropping, lengthy complaints, and sob stories. And don’t be annoying. These ways of expressing grievances almost always hurt you more than they help. Take it from someone who spends all day reading complaints.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


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Celebrating their successful trek are (from left) Shailesh Muzumdar, Kishore Joshi, Murli Nagwani, Kedar Gidh. The camera’s date stamp was off by one day.

Personal Journey

To top of Mt. Whitney By Kedar Gidh


After a successful day hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back last summer, my brother, Yashodhan, and I decided to take on a more ambitious trek this year. With five friends, we would hike 11 miles to the 14,500-foot summit of Mount