Sunday, October 29, 2006

Raj on the Border Republished – Volume XC

Eagles Still Seeking Fifth Win

Eagles oppose Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Philadelphia Eagles better hope Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars isn't close in the fourth quarter.

Looking to shake their propensity for losing close games, the Eagles host the Jaguars in an interconference game.

The Eagles' three losses this season all have come on the game's final play, including in each of the last two weeks on field goals as time expired. Their four wins have been by double digits.

“We Have to Have A Fresh Perspective”

Lansdale Reporter narrates candidate forum.

Incumbent Democrat U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz is running for a second term in the 13th District against Republican Raj Peter Bhakta.

The 13th District includes Northeast Philadelphia and the majority of Montgomery County.

Friday night the two candidates presented their views at Foulkeways‚ a retirement community in Lower Gwynedd.

Schwartz spoke first with Bhakta presenting second; the candidates were on the stage one at a time.

Each had five minutes to give an opening statement‚ about a half hour to answer the same questions from the audience‚ and five minutes to close.

Daily News: Double Victims

Philadelphia Daily News depicts sexual assaults.

He crept up behind his prey, in one instance wielding a pocket knife and in the other possibly a gun, cops said.

He then robbed his unsuspecting victims, sexually assaulted one and tried to sexually assault the other.

Cops say this sleazy thug may be only 16 years old.

Congratulations Notre Dame (7-1)

Notre Dame defeats Navy 38-14.

Brady Quinn enjoyed an afternoon that would have satisfied almost every quarterback in the nation, especially one with a shot at winning the Heisman Trophy.

Quinn accounted for four touchdowns and No. 11 Notre Dame amassed a season-high 471 yards Saturday in a 38-14 victory over Navy, the Fighting Irish's 43rd consecutive win in the series.

Congratulations Boston College (7-1)

Raj’s alma mater defeats Buffalo 41-0.

With a drenching rain, gusting winds and lowly Buffalo visiting town, it was the perfect time for Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan to sit one out.

In his place, more mobile -- and healthier -- backup Chris Crane slopped through Buffalo-like weather on Saturday to run for two touchdowns and throw for another while leading No. 18 Boston College to a 41-0 victory over the Bulls.

Congratulations Penn State (6-3)

Penn State defeats Purdue 12-0.

Tony Hunt ran for 142 yards and Penn State earned its first shutout in four years with a 12-0 win over Purdue on Saturday.

Hunt scored the game's only touchdown in the fourth quarter and helped the Nittany Lions respond to coach Joe Paterno's criticism after they gained just 40 yards rushing the previous week against Illinois. Penn State (6-3, 4-2) held the ball for 35 minutes and finished with 422 total yards.