ADL Sponsor’s Inaugrual 5K Walk Against Hate

May 13, 2011 Leave a comment
Come on and Support Inclusion

Walk Against Hate

Jeff Bohen-Staff Reporter

This Sunday the Anti-Defamation League, is sponsors The Walk Against Hate.

Set to take place at a  more than “symbolic” starting point , on Martin Luther King Drive adjacent to the Philadelphia Art Musem,  Spokesperson for the ADL Barry Morrison pointed out saying ”

What better place than Philadelphia…to have such an event? Morrison offered. “Its the City of Brotherly Love.”

The walk, is the Anti Defamation League’s way of asserting its way back in to the community dialogue of inclusion and inclusivity in the South Eastern

Pennsylvania Region, Morrison told BuxMontNews.com in an exclusive interview.

The ADL has been active in the region for a number of years, and thought it was time to celebrate Philadelphia’s “Diversity” of community organizations and individuals that comprise it.   The ADL with the support of a number of other community based organizations decided an annual event reflecting the “Principles, ideals and values” of those that laid the groundwork for our everyday freedoms is needed, the ADL Spokesperson, shared.

Morrison, went on to say, “it’s not a response or a rally”  but  a celebration of the entire cultural experience of the region.

“Founded in 1913, The Anti-Defamation League has evolved into an international  organization dedicated to standing up for the rights of all groups. ADL is
hosting its first annual WALK Against Hate on Sunday, May 15, 2011 to promote diversity.”

“The Public’s response has been strong with registrations climbing to in to the thousands and beyond according the latest published reports.

You can still register for the Walk,  by going to the ADL’s Walk page at ww.walkagiansthate.org

Or by clicking the link below.

Walk activities kick off  at 1:45 pm  and a Diversity Expo beginning at 2 pm.

The Walk itself starts at 3pm and is scheduled to end at 5pm Rain or Shine!

Its $10.00 to register for adults$ 5.00 for children and students.

There are T-shirts included for the next 150 online registrations.

There will be balloon sculptures among the activities for kids, a hip-hop performance, and other live music.

This posting will be updated throughout today with other important information for the Walk.

Morrison said “We pray for good weather” for Sunday and an inclusive turnout.

Walk Home Page Below

http://www.walkagainsthate.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=454682&lis=1&kntae454682=66404E8EE82E45C1AD8A9621307DF5A4

Registration Page Below

http://www.walkagainsthate.org/faf/home/waiver.asp?ievent=454682&lis=1&kntae454682=66404E8EE82E45C1AD8A9621307DF5A4

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NBA Starts Playoff Drive

April 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Erik Powell & Jeff Bohen

April is one of the most thrilling sports months of the year. The baseball season begins anew, college basketball winds down with the Final Four, the NHL playoffs start-up, and the NFL holds its annual draft.

 But quite possibly the event most pencil in on the calendar is the NBA playoffs with round one games starting today at 1pm.

On ESPN the Chicago Bulls looking like a serious contenders for a title run face of  against the Indiana Pacers in Chicago.

The hometown 76ers take on the trio of the year, Duane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosch of the Miami Heat with tipoff scheduled for 3:30 on ABC.

Is there an upset in the works? Not likely in this case.

The Atlanta Hawks land  in Orlando for game one with a start time of 7pm on ESPN. 

To close out the first day of playoff action the Portland Traiblazers take on the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas with a 9:30 jump ball scheduled.

Our Guest Contributor, Erik Powell says

(1) Chicago Bulls vs. (8) Indiana Pacers- This will be a low scoring series with the Bulls outstanding scoring defense (1st in the NBA) and excellent rebounding (2nd in the NBA) battling the Pacers who are 12th in the league in defense and 5th in rebounding. Indiana, and any team who opposes Chicago, will have to find a way to defend future MVP PG Derrick Rose. For the Pacers to have a chance, PG Darren Collison will have to make Rose work for points while taking care of the ball. Indiana will need SF Danny Granger to get hot from long distance, something he is capable of with a near 40% success rate during the regular season, and he must outperform Luol Deng. For the Bulls, Deng will be critical as his defense on Granger will determine whether the Pacers have any legit chance to win and when he has had good scoring games, the Bulls haven’t lost. While Chicago doesn’t have substantial playoff experience, having not made a deep run since the Michael Jordan heyday, Indiana has even less. What the Pacers do well in slowing games down, forcing opponents to execute to perfection, crashing the boards, the Bulls do even better. Plus, Chicago has the ultimate game breaker in Rose who Indiana will be ill-equipped to stop.  He will carry the Bulls late in Bulls and enable to win this series with relative ease.  

Bulls win 4-1  

I agree, but for a different reason. 

The X-Factor for the Bulls is Carlos Boozer, an enigma of sorts. Indiana has no answer for him in that Boozer will become part of the everyday talk on the NBA scene.

This will be his coming out party dominating the boards and Indiana physically.

(2) Miami vs. (7) Philadelphia- The Heat enter the playoffs with a ton of pressure due to the scrutiny surrounding the acquisitions of SF LeBron James, PF Chris Bosh, and the resigning of SG DeWayne Wade. They go up against a overachieving, well-coached 76ers team that will need to execute at its finest to have a chance. While Philadelphia has a core of good young players in SG Andre Iguodala, PG Jue Holliday, PG Lou Williams and F Thaddeus Young to go along with PF Elton Brand who finally stayed reasonably healthy through the course of the season, they are overmatched by Miami’s core three. The 76ers will also be short-handed, dealing with a hamstring injury to Williams. Miami performs best against teams, like Philadelphia, that lack interior size and explosive perimeter players they should beat. While one can’t discount the possibility the Heat might have a mental lapse or two, knowing they are the heavy favorite, they have just too much firepower to be overcome by the scrappy 76ers. 

Miami wins 4-1  

So my friend here has the Sixers winning one game.

For Sixers fans, it’s going to be painful to watch, but this series ends game two.

Miami in a Sweep.

4) Orlando vs. (5) Atlanta-In the 2010 NBA playoffs, the Magic smoked the Hawks in an embarrassing four game series for Atlanta that led management to change coaches. The Hawks shouldn’t be overlooked with All Stars SG Joe Johnson, and C Al Horford as well as ultra skilled PF Josh Smith to go with a top 10 defense. If Atlanta comes in with the right mindset, motivated by the difficult loss last year, they have the ability to surprise. Orlando has adapted to early season trades, bringing in PG Gilbert Arenas, SF Hedo Turkoglu, and SG Jason Richardson in an effort to keep up with the acquisitions Boston and Miami made.

Results are mixedwith Richardson and Turkoglu being decent pickups and Arenas an expensive disappointment. The Magic still have critical components from last year’s Eastern Conference Finals run with PG Jameer Nelson, PF Rashard Lewis, and MVP Dwight Howard. As long as Howard is 100%, Orlando with the ability to play with anyone. His interior presence opens up everything for his teammates and if they’re hitting shots, the Magic are nearly unbeatable. Atlanta believes it has someone who can contain Howard in C Jason Collins who did a fair job covering him in the regular season. But can that continue during the playoffs? Howard’s motivated like never knowing his time in Orlando could be nearing an end with his impending free agency in 2012. He will make the ultimate difference in this series. It shouldn’t be as ghastly a result for the Hawks this time around, but expect the same outcome. 

Orlando wins 4-1   

As much as my partner says the “Hawks shouldn’t be overlooked,” they are the thinnest team out there in terms of overall mental toughness.

Sure they win games in the regular season, and lots of them over since signing  Joe Johnson, but when all is said and done they are a team of individuals who melt under the gaze NBA Playoff pressure.

They done in again by the Magic in a sweep.

(3) Dallas vs. (6) Portland-The Mavericks will look to overcome their recent history of early postseason disappointments and take on one of the hottest teams in the league. Dallas will rely on PF Dirk Nowtitzki to lead role players PG Jason Kidd, SF Shawn Marion, and C Tyson Chandler to victory. The Mavericks are deep at just about every position but take on an opponent in the Trail Blazers that can say the same countering with PF LaMarcus Aldridge, C Marcus Camby, PG Andre Miller, G Wesley Matthews, and SF Gerald Wallace. The injury to SF Caron Butler, who will miss the series, figures to give Wallace a significant edge. Portland is playing with confidence ever since acquiring Wallace at midseason and they have thrived on being overlooked by insiders. The Trail Blazers have the edge at more matchups than Dallas and combikned with superior cerebral assurance will carry them to the second round.

Portland wins 4-3

As series go, this one will be hotly contested.

The Mavericks maybe making their last run at a title , the window of time and age closing.

The upstart Trailblazers closed out the season with a momentum not since in Portland since the early part of the decade will run and pound the Mavs into submission in a seven game struggle.

This will be the best matchup for today.

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Have you seen Anna Evans?

March 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Jeff Bohen

Jeff@BuxMontNews.com

On the evening of March 2nd Anna Evans went to bed, the next morning she was gone, and her family hasn’t seen or heard from her since.   

"Anna Easter 2010"

We spoke with Anna’s mother, who is concerned, “I just want her to come her safely, have a happy life, and…. to love her.”

Have you seen Anna Evans?

Anna Evans, 16y, has been missing since March 3rd 2011

As part of a “Plaster and Poster” weekend, Evan’s is calling on local agencies and universities that are looking for a cause to get

involved in, to help her find her daughter.  ‘We need there help, Evans said, with concern for her daughter pouring through every fiber on the phone.

Anna, “Loves make up stores…listens to “Screamo music, wants to go to cosmetology school..and has a medical challenge which makes the situation even more frustrating for the Evan’s family  because Anna’s issue can be exacerbated under certain circumstances.

Anna is sometimes called “Nina” or” Neena” and might very well seek friends familiar with Russian Culture.

Evan’s believes her daughter is in South Eastern Pennsylvania region, specifically the Philadelphia, Clifton Heights, Upper Darby,  areas.

Anna  is 4 feet 11 inches, approximately 90 pounds, black hair, blue eyes, fair skin.

If you think you see Anna Evans, please contact your local police, 911,  the Citizens Crime Commission at 215- 546 TIPS (See link below)

A reward of 2000.00 is being offered by CCC.

 Friends “It takes a village to raise a child.”

In this case, it’s going to take a village to find a missing child.

REWARD POSTER (pdf file) –> http://bit.ly/ecy9eq

NCMEC POSTER (JPG Image) –> http://bit.ly/e0inIN

YOUTUBE VIDEO –> http://youtu.be/82YhZUHIMxs

Email
FindAnnaEvans@gmail.com
Phone
484-533-7177

BREAKING: Shooting in Warrington

March 14, 2011 Leave a comment

By Tom Sofield
Editor – (tsofield@buxmontnews.com)

One person was shot, Sunday night, after a robbery near the intersection of Easton Road (Rt .611) and County Line Road in Warrington.

The suspects are reported to be four males, two of the men were wearing ski masks, according to an alert issued by police.

One victim was reported to be shot in the leg and taken to Abington Memorial Hospital, according to reports.

On BuxMontNews’ Facebook page a commenter said the incident occurred at the IHop restaurant located near the Regal Movie Theater.

A .22 caliber revolver was said to have been used in the robbery, police reported.

We have placed calls to Warrington police and are awaiting more information.

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Girls’ Basketball: Wood earns District 12 title

March 14, 2011 Leave a comment

By Mike Prince
The Public Spirit

After winning its first ever state championship in 2010 and its first Philadelphia Catholic League championship since 1982 just four days earlier, Archbishop Wood decided it was time to add a district championship to its gym’s banners.

Following one of the biggest wins in school history — a 33-31 win over rival Archbishop Carroll in the PCL title game last Monday — the Lady Vikings were crowned District 12 Class AAA champions, defeating Prep Charter 44-34 at Archbishop Ryan High School last Friday.
“Prep Charter is a very well-coached team with two high-caliber Division One players and four or five other players that are going to be playing in college,” Wood coach Jim Ricci said, “so it was hard to get right back up after the Carroll win and put forth a good effort. I thought we made just enough shots and played well defensively and did a good job to get the win. I think it showed that we’ll be tough in states.”
The District 12 title — also known as the City League championship — has only been in existence for three years, with Carroll winning the first two.
The Lady Vikings handled PC easily, leading 9-6 after one quarter and 24-13 at the half. Wood increased that lead to 14 after three, at 32-18, before finally coming out with the 10-point win.
“We were on a high from the PCL title, but I thought that we came out and played hard,” Ricci said. “We may have not been that sharp, but we had a couple really good quarters and kind of hung on. It’s hard to play back-to-back emotional games against teams like that, but I wouldn’t say we had any hangover. We just weren’t that sharp.”

Christine Verrelle led all scorers with 14 points for Wood, which improved to 22-4 overall with the win. Stephanie Keyes added 11, as did Taylor Kamiski, who hit the game-winning layup with two seconds remaining to give the Lady Vikings the PCL championship win. Tiffany Johnson led Prep Charter with 12.

Up next for Wood is a first round PIAA Class AAA game Saturday at 4:30, when the Lady Vikings will face Susquehanna Township (Harrisburg) at Monsignor Bonner. It will be the third year in a row that Wood will be playing in the state tournament.
Republished with the permission of The Public Spirit/Globe Times Chronicle
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Car Drives Off Road in Northampton (Reader Submitted)

March 13, 2011 Leave a comment

A reader sent us this photo of a car that went off the road this afternoon in Northampton Township. The driver was turning from Sacketts Ford Road onto Hatboro Road when the car drove into the drainage ditch on the side, said the BuxMontNews reader, who wanted to remain un-named.

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Sunday Round Up: March 13, 2011

March 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Flooding continues along the Delaware River in Bucks County. (Read Story)

 

A photo of the flooding along the Delaware River, sent in by a reader. River Road was closed uesterday due to the high water in Yardley. (Reader Submitted)

After Pa. Governor Tom Corbett announced a plan to cut $550 million from state education spending Council Rock School District officials talked to Newtown Patch about how the cuts will affect the districts funding. (Read Story)

 

A young girl from Washington, Nj. is missing and her family is looking for her:

After the massive 9.0 Earthquake and resulting tsunami that occurred in Japan late Friday the Courier Times reported about local tremors. In the late 1980’s a series of tremors were felt across the area with the largest happening under Abington. (Read Story)

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