Aaron & Griffin's
1st Birthday party


June at Great Adventure with
Dan Prante, Bugs Bunny
and Daffy Duck


Great Adventure on El Toro
with Brittany Fisherkeller, Harry
Pennewell, Squid, Jordanna Bond and Dan Prante


My nephew Aaron
on vacation at LBI
hangin' out in the beer box

August 2nd
Bryan Adams concert
at the
Mann Music Center with
a bunch of Fan Club


Sports History
..Philadelphia Phillies (MBL) ..89-73

Division Champions

On July 15, 2007, the Phillies lost their 10,000th game, 10-2 to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Phillies became the first North American professional sports franchise to lose 10,000 games.

..Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) ..22-48-0-12 ...
..Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) ..8 - 8 ...
..Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) ..35-47 ...
..Philadelphia Wings (MLL) ..6 - 10 ....
..Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL Hockey) ..31-41-0-2 ..
..Philadelphia Soul (Arena Football) ..8-8 Won first playoff game in franchise history
..Penn State (College Football) 99-4  
..Salisbury University (my college) .. National Champions -
Men's Lacrosse ('94, '95, '99, '03, '04, '05, '07)

..Conference Champions -
Woman's Field Hockey
Men's Soccer
Men's Cross Country
Women's Volleyball
Men's Lacrosse
Women's Lacrosse
Men's Track

What Happened This Year?


Jan. 12 Two kidnapped boys, Ben Ownby and Shawn Hornbeck, are found alive in the same suburban St. Louis apartment -- four days after Ben vanished and 4½ years after Shawn disappeared.


Feb. 2: A panel of international scientists says global warming is "very likely" man-made.

Feb. 8: Tabloid bombshell Anna Nicole Smith dies in Florida at age 39 of an accidental drug overdose.


March 6: Vice president's former chief of staff, Scooter Libby, is convicted of lying and obstructing the CIA leak investigation.

March 18: Dog and cat foods sold under multiple brand names are recalled because of pet illnesses and deaths; inspectors later say an ingredient from China was tainted with melamine.


April 4: Radio host Don Imus makes offensive remarks about the Rutgers University women's basketball team, apologizing two days later. CBS Radio fires him, but he is hired elsewhere by the end of the year.

April 11: North Carolina's top prosecutor drops sexual assault charges against three Duke University lacrosse players and says the athletes were innocent victims of a "tragic rush to accuse."

April 16: A suicidal student kills 32 people on the Virginia Tech campus in the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history.


May 12: A U.S. patrol is attacked south of Baghdad, and five Americans and an Iraqi interpreter are killed; two soldiers are still missing.

May 15: The Rev. Jerry Falwell, who built the religious right into a political force, dies.


June 1: The FDA warns that toothpaste made in China may contain a poisonous chemical used in antifreeze.

June 30: Two men crash an explosive-laden Jeep at Glasgow Airport, two days after two cars rigged as bombs were found in London.


July 7 A truck bomb devastates the public market in Armili, Iraq, killing at least 115 people.

July 14: North Korea shuts down its sole operating nuclear reactor after receiving a South Korean oil shipment.


Aug. 1: Minneapolis bridge collapses into the Mississippi River during evening rush hour; 13 are killed.

Aug. 14: Mattel recalls 9 million Chinese-made toys because of lead paint or tiny magnets that could be swallowed.

Aug. 27: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigns.

Aug. 28: Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho denies any wrongdoing despite his guilty plea from an airport restroom police sting, and he emphatically adds, "I am not gay. I never have been gay."


Sept. 16: O.J. Simpson is arrested in an alleged armed robbery of sports memorabilia collectors in Las Vegas.

Sept. 26: Myanmar starts violent crackdown on protests, beating and dragging away dozens of monks.


Oct. 11: Cold medicines for babies and toddlers are pulled off shelves amid concerns about unintentional overdoses.

Oct. 12: Al Gore and U.N. climate scientists win Nobel Peace Prize.

Oct. 21: Wildfires driven by powerful Santa Ana winds burn several homes near San Diego and in Malibu, Calif.


Nov. 5: Hollywood writers strike, sending television shows into reruns.


Dec. 5: Teenage gunman kills eight people, then himself, at Omaha, Neb., shopping mall.

Dec. 10: Suspended NFL star Michael Vick is sentenced to 23 months in prison for bankrolling a dogfighting operation and killing dogs that underperformed.

Dec. 27: Opposition leader Benazir Bhutto is assassinated in Pakistan by an attacker who shot her after a campaign rally and then blew himself up. The attack and rioting after her death claim at least 29 more lives.