FIGHTING PREJUDICE

By Dan Geringer
STAFF WRITER
As Islamophobia spreads fear and distrust in many parts of the country, 27 American Muslim youths, ages 12 to 18, gathered at the Islamic Society of Chester County in West Chester to learn how to counteract bullying and how to correct misconceptions about their faith.

Treating Somatoform Disorder

KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It is a problem where people have excessive health anxiety. They’re preoccupied with their health and potential problems. The condition is called somatoform disorder.

People with somatoform disorder often overuse the health care system. They’re searching for answers to the causes of conditions which are often in their head. The problem for doctors is figuring out complaints, whether they’re real or imagined, and treating people with dignity and support, while not ordering dozens of unnecessary tests.

Sometimes the symptoms, like abdominal pain or back pain, are a cry for help and a physician who’s on their toes can isolate the problem and make a real difference.

People with somatoform disorder can be helped but it takes a great deal of effort and time.

5 Things: NCAA Tournament Rounds Of 64 And 32

Ryan Mayer & Bryan Altman

While the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament might have lacked some of the typical “madness” associated with this time of year, there were some “mad” moments worth looking back on.

1. Down Goes ‘Nova

A late season swoon knocked the Badgers a down a few rungs on the NCAA committee’s ladder, but Wisconsin proved that they’re a better team than their No. 8 seed would indicate against the No. 1 overall seed, the Villanova Wildcats, on Saturday night in Buffalo, New York.

Wisconsin made it obvious that they could play with the defending NCAA Champions from the outset and kept pace with Villanova from the opening tip off.

The Badgers led the Wildcats by four heading into halftime, but it was a tenuous lead at best against the top team in the nation. Villanova and Wisconsin tussled over the lead throughout the second half, but last-second heroics from Nigel Hayes saved the day for the Badgers.

With the game tied at 62, Hayes channeled his inner Michael Jordan and delivered a stunning take to seal the deal for the Badgers.

It was an incredible night for Wisconsin, and a forgettable one amidst a year of unforgettable ones for Villanova.

“To me, there’s no dishonor in losing in this tournament,” Villanova’s coach Jay Wright told the media after the game. “We’ve lived through it. You are judged by how you play in this tournament and that’s the reality of it. So, you have to accept it.”

As a result, Wisconsin is on to the Sweet 16, while Villanova is on their way home.

Upset, complete.

2. Xavier Thrashes Florida State

The Xavier Musketeers barely made the NCAA Tournament, and were an afterthought even though they did. If it weren’t for a Big East Tournament win over Butler, Xavier sitting on their couch watching the Rounds of 64 and 32 would have been a very real possibility.

But, the Musketeers have made it, and Chris Mack’s squad is making the most of it, to say the least.

First, they beat No. 6 Maryland on the back of stellar shooting all around. Then, they upped the ante, taking it to No. 3 seed Florida State — one of the nation’s top offensive teams all year long — and beating them by a 25 points, 91-66, in absolutely stunning fashion.

Trevon Bluiett has been sensational and coach Mack is somehow getting the most out of a team that looked all but finished when it lost starting guard Edmond Sumner back in January for the season to a torn ACL.

Now, like the Badgers, the Musketeers live to shock and bust brackets for another day. They’ll face the No. 2 seeded Arizona Wildcats in the Sweet 16. This will be Xavier’s second Sweet 16 appearance in the last three years.

3. No Love For Northwestern/Chris Collins Becomes A Meme

In today’s digital age, it doesn’t take much to become an overnight internet sensation. Just ask Northwestern Wildcats coach Chris Collins, he’ll tell you.

Collins’ exasperated expression(s) as he listened to a reporter relay the NCAA’s detailed explanation of the sequence of events that led to the Northwestern coach’s technical foul, which inevitably changed the complexion of his team’s game, has already gone viral.

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To recap:

Collins’ Wildcats looked over matched in every way when they faced the No. 1 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday night.

That is, until the second half started.

Then, the Wildcats stormed back and gave the Bulldogs all they could handle, cutting the Bulldogs’ one-time 22-point lead to just five points as the final minutes of the game.

Then, Zach Collins (no relation) of the Bulldogs defended a Northwestern shot attempt that would have cut Gonzaga’s lead to three by putting his hand through the basket, which is illegal.

It wasn’t called, but, as you may have gleaned, Collins’ technical was.

Sure, it was an incredible run by an underdog of the highest order (Northwestern has never made the NCAA Tournament in its 78 year history), but what a brutal ending.

Collins and his kids deserved better on this play. Officials are only human, but this was an unfortunate series of events.

4. Michigan’s Magical Run Continues

The Wolverines were one of, if not the best, stories coming into the tournament. The team had rallied from a scary plane crash prior to the Big Ten tournament to win the conference’s postseason title. That run earned them a 7-seed in the tournament and a dangerous first round match-up against Oklahoma State. The Cowboys and Wolverines put on an offensive showcase, but it was the hot shooting of Michigan in the second half that allowed John Beilein’s group to advance.

That set up a date with Rick Pitino’s Louisville team for the right to advance to the Sweet 16 on Sunday afternoon. Michigan once again got hot in the second half and they were able to weather a furious Louisville attempt at a rally late to win 73-69 in order to move on to the second week of the tournament for the first time since the 2013-14 season.

The best moment? The celebration afterwards. If you’ve watched the tournament coverage, you’ve likely seen the teams douse their coaches with water in the locker room after a big win. Well, Coach Beilein came prepared to fight back with a water gun in a clip that you’ll likely see a lot of in the next few weeks.

5. A Win-Win For North Carolina Fans

Tar Heels fans are probably feeling pretty good after the way everything played out on Sunday. First, Roy Williams’ group survived a scare from 8th seeded Arkansas, 72-65, thanks to a late game defensive stand that saw the Tar Heels hold the Razorbacks scoreless for the final 3:30 of the game. The win means UNC advances to the Sweet 16 to face Butler as they continue their quest to return to the national title game following last year’s heartbreaking ending.

To make things better, in the night session at the same arena, UNC’s biggest rival, Duke, lost to 7th seeded South Carolina 88-81. There were some UNC fans in attendance from the earlier game who were delighted by the events that unfolded and were cheering on the Gamecocks.

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So, to recap:

Beat Arkansas and advance to the Sweet 16? Check.

Watch Duke lose to South Carolina? Check.

Yep, Sunday was a pretty good day to be a Tar Heels fan.

2017 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 TV Schedule

Ryan Mayer

With the Rounds of 64 and 32 now behind us, the match-ups for the Sweet 16 are set. As you get your work week started, you may be wondering what the television schedule looks like for those games. Well, we’ve got you covered. The eight games will be played out on Thursday and Friday nights. The full listing of TV channels and times are below. All times listed are EST.

Thursday

7:10 p.m. (CBS)- #3 Oregon vs. #7 Michigan

7:15 p.m. (TBS)- #1 Gonzaga vs. #4 West Virginia

9:30 p.m. (CBS)- #1 Kansas vs. #4 Purdue

9:45 p.m (TBS)- #2 Arizona vs. #11 Xavier

Friday

7:10 p.m. (CBS)- #1 North Carolina vs. #4 Butler

7:15 p.m. (TBS)- #3 Baylor vs. #7 South Carolina

9:30 p.m. (CBS)- #2 Kentucky vs. #3 UCLA

9:45 p.m (TBS)- #8 Wisconsin vs. #4 Florida

 

Philadelphia Flower Show Goes Out With A Bang Despite Weather

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For eight days now, the Philadelphia Flower Show has been transporting people to springtime in Holland, with displays wowing flower enthusiasts of all ages.

But this year’s show has now withered down to its last day.

“The number one thing that took people’s breath away is when you come in the door, you go right under a bridge right out of Amsterdam and immediately see 30,000 tulips,” said Philadelphia Flower Show President Matt Rader.

The stunning array of flowers has drawn in hundreds of thousands of people despite a late in the season snowstorm.

“Tuesday was a little tough with the snowstorm…you miss a day with all this crowd. It’s hard to catch up,” said Rader.

Tuesday’s snowstorm slump was a bit scary for some vendors with how low attendance was, but this weekend they are dealing with a bit of a bounce back – some can barely keep up with business.

Vendors like Kremp Flowers went from slow on Tuesday to slammed on Sunday.

“Look at the crowd, it’s jam-packed. Look at this, this is great! It’s a great day!” said the vendor.

The reason for the bloom in attendance…

“Everybody wants a taste of spring, everybody wants a pop of color. Look at it, amazing right!” said attendee Hannah Fields.

This year’s flower show, gave people a taste of spring even when the weather was anything but spring-like.

Schenn’s OT Goal Lifts Flyers Over Hurricanes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Travis Konecny tied it with 42.9 seconds left in the third period and Brayden Schenn scored 38 seconds into overtime, lifting the Philadelphia Flyers over the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Sunday night.

Jordan Staal scored a power-play goal with 8:11 left in the third to put Carolina ahead 3-2, but Konecny scored with Flyers goalie Steve Mason on the bench for an extra attacker, then Schenn ended it by finishing a rebound from close range.

Ivan Provorov had a goal and two assists and Dale Weise also scored for Philadelphia, which pulled within five points of idle Toronto for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia, which has 11 games remaining, would have to pass three teams for a postseason bid.

Jeff Skinner and Elias Lindholm also scored for Carolina, which is six points out of the playoffs. The Hurricanes have points (4-0-3) in each of their last seven games.
Konecny tied it after Provorov’s shot from the point went to the back boards. Konecny sent the puck toward the net and it deflected off Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce and past goalie Cam Ward.

Staal scored after Sebastian Aho’s initial shot was stopped by Mason, but the rebound went right to Lindholm. He made a close-range pass to Staal, who fired it past Mason’s left pad from just outside of the crease.

Mason made 19 saves to improve to 9-4-1 in 14 games against Carolina.

Provorov opened the scoring with 57.8 seconds left in the first period with a perfectly placed wrist shot that went over Ward’s right shoulder. It was the sixth goal of the season for the rookie, who entered leading the team in ice time by averaging 21:47 per contest.

Ward, returning to the net after backup Eddie Lack played the last two, made 40 saves.

The Flyers took a 2-0 lead on Weise’s goal with 8:57 left in the second period. Konecny set it up by wheeling around to the far side of the net before sending the puck to the front of the crease. It came out to Weise, who shot high over Ward’s glove.

The Hurricanes scored the final two goals of the period to tie it at 2 heading to the third.

Skinner got his 26th of the season with 7:23 left in the period. Noah Hanifin sent a slap shot off the backboards to the other side of the net, where a wide-open Skinner beat a lunging Mason.

Lindholm extended his points streak to seven games with his ninth goal of the season with 1:04 left in the second. Phillip DiGiuseppe sent the puck to Lindholm, who fired a quick shot from the slot past Mason’s glove.

NOTES: Philadelphia D Brandon Manning (upper body) missed his fourth straight game. … Carolina LW Valentin Zykov (upper body) sat for the fifth consecutive contest, and C Jay McClement (lower body) missed his third straight. The Flyers lead the season series 3-1. They each will close out their regular season when they meet for the final time on April 9 in Philadelphia. The Hurricanes dropped to 9-17-9 on the road.

UP NEXT
Hurricanes: Play second game of four-game trip at Florida on Tuesday night.
Flyers: Open four-game trip at Winnipeg on Tuesday night.

Wine, Dinosaurs Paired Together As Philly Wine Week ‘Corks’ Off

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philly Wine Week 2017 has officially been uncorked.

Around 500 people filled The Academy of Natural Sciences of all places Sunday for the Opening Corks Party.

“There’s nothing cooler than looking at a T-Rex and sipping on Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc,” says Philly Wine Week co founder Kate Moroney Miller.

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There were 30 vendors on hand pouring over 100 different wines. Over at Thomas Dean’s table…

“We’ve got three beautiful white wines,” he explains. “A sparkling Arneis from Italy from Roero, we have a Gruener Veltliner from Austria which is very crisp and clean, and then a Riesling, classic exiled but very dry.”

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Thomas Dean serving some white wine. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Aaron Gordon was pouring wines from Rioja Spain.

“Blancos, Rosatos and Tinto wines, like red wines,” he says. “People can’t get enough of them, and the Rosé category is pouring more than anything else.”

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Aaron Gordon pouring wines from Spain. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Angie Verrecchio was in very high spirits during the opening ceremony:

“I really love California wines and there’s a couple of vendors here from California, but my favorite has been the Duckhorn.”

For Frank Longo, it was all about new experiences:

“What I really like was trying wines I wouldn’t buy normally. Normally you stick with Californians or France, but I had wines from Austria and Germany, even England so that’s pretty cool.”

Local spots like Tria and Di Bruno Bros were there as well serving cheese to go with the wine.

Philly Wine Week continues through March 26th.

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Special Election For The Pennsylvania House Gets Even More Special

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Voters from Pennsylvania’s 197th House district will go to the polls, Tuesday, for a special election for state representative.

But their choices will be limited as there’s just one candidate on the ballot– and she’s from the party that represents just 5% of the district’s registered voters.

Republican Lucinda Little ended up the only candidate on the ballot, in a district where registration is 85% Democratic, by a series of events she did not foresee.

“No I did not think we would be here. The optimistic side of me was, absolutely, we’re going to take this, no problem. The realistic side was, this is an uphill battle,” Little said. “But did I think it was going to be as crazy as it’s turned out to be? No, I did not.”

The special election was called when the district’s state rep resigned after being convicted of a felony.

Little’s initial democratic opponent got tossed off the ballot for not living in the district.

Democrats have picked a write-in candidate, Emilio Vazquez.

“I really didn’t want to do it, but if I didn’t step up there was nobody to step up,” Vazquez said.

Vazquez seems confident despite the odds against a write-in candidacy. The results are expected to take a while because write-ins take longer to count.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Breaks Records On Way To Top

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Beasts of one sort or another led the way at the box office over the weekend.

The live-action remake of the animated classic, Beauty and the Beast, ran away with first-place honors, earning an estimated $170-million on its debut weekend.

It was the biggest March opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated opening of all time, and the seventh-biggest opening in movie history.

That dazzling display dropped last weekend’s leader, Kong: Skull Island, into the runner-up slot, taking in another $29-million on its second weekend of release.

Third place belonged to Logan with $18-million.

And rounding out the top five were Get Out with $13-million and The Shack with $6-million.

Overall, mostly because of Beauty and the Beast, industry-wide totals were far beyond those of last weekend as well as those of the counterpart weekend last year.

WATCH: Tyler Dorsey Hits Two Clutch Threes To Lift Oregon Past Rhode Island

Ryan Mayer

Oregon entered Sunday staring down a match-up with 11th seeded Rhode Island for the right to advance to the Sweet 16 for the second straight year. After jumping out to an early lead, the Ducks fell behind the Rams, trailing by eight at the break and by as many as ten in the second half.

The situation looked even more dire with the Ducks trailing 72-69 with 2:01 left in the game. That’s when Ducks sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey delivered two shots that will be remembered in Oregon for years to come. First, he hit the three pointer to tie the game.

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Then, with 38.4 seconds left, Dorsey did it again.

That would turn out to be the game winner as Rhode Island couldn’t connect on any of their looks on the final possession and the Ducks escaped 75-72. Dorsey was the star for the Ducks with 27 points on 9-for-10 shooting from the field including 4-for-5 from three point land. The Ducks will take on Michigan in the Sweet 16 later this week.

POLICE: Man Fatally Shot Twice In Nicetown

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Authorities are investigating a homicide Sunday night in North Philadelphia.

Police say a man was shot twice near Roberts and Germantown Avenues in the city’s Nicetown section just before 7:30 p.m.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

No arrests have been made.