November 24, 2006
So the candidate of Nancy Pelosi, your favorite speaker of the House, for the position of House Majority Leader, Rep. John Murtha, didn't quite make the grade. Boo-hoo! You had this on Page 28 of the Nov. 17 edition. Had it been a Republican issue, it would have appeared on Page 1 with some "snappy" headline that somehow, someway would be connected to President Bush. A few suggestions. First, after looking at the photo of John Murtha, may I suggest he eat some prunes.
March 22, 1986
The good news is that the SEPTA strike is over. The bad news is that it's going to cost more to ride the buses and subways. Probably another quarter - up to $1.25 - and that's just for starters. Once the one-dollar barrier has been breached, it will be easier for SEPTA to return every now and then with requests for a little more. The strike gave SEPTA another justification for the fare increase it would have requested anyhow. More revenue would have been necessary even if the authority had been able to get by with no concessions at all to the Transport Workers Union.
December 23, 2008 |
WHEN ADVERSITY strikes, we have two choices. We can either wallow in sorrow, or we can find the blessings which lie beneath each of life's many tests. When the Lord visited my family with a serious health challenge recently, we weren't prepared for the bad news, but we should have been. Now, we are solely focused on turning this adversity into joy, which is often a daunting task. My companion of 16 years Natu, a health advocate and alternative health practitioner, was diagnosed with colon cancer.
September 23, 1990 |
The Boston Red Sox, who lost an opportunity to move ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East by losing to the New York Yankees yesterday, got more bad news after the game when it was announced that ace Roger Clemens would not pitch today, or for the rest of the regular season. Clemens, who has been sidelined for three weeks with tendinitis in his right shoulder, was scheduled to make his return today against the Yankees. But Boston manager Joe Morgan said Clemens was still suffering pain in the shoulder and would be scratched.
November 27, 1988 |
In the last two weeks, two collections of songs by unknown, on-the-horizon popular-music talent have been released on record: Ten of a Kind, produced by the college-radio tip sheet College Media Journal, and Musician Magazine's Winners of the Best Unsigned Band Contest, which was judged by Elvis Costello, Mitchell Froom, T-Bone Burnett and Mark Knopfler. As a barometer of new thought in the music business, they are discouraging statements: Listen to these records and you discover that most of the bands are playing the game of catch-the-latest-sound.
May 28, 2011 |
Doctors have told Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter that the tumors found on his brain likely are malignant, according to news reports. The tumors were diagnosed last Saturday after the former New York Mets star began experiencing headaches and forgetfulness. Doctors at Duke Medical Center told the 57-year-old Carter that they are "90 percent certain" the tumors are malignant, according to a report on the New York Daily News website. "It was very hard for all of us to hear, as we have been hoping and praying that the tumors would be benign," one of Carter's daughters wrote on the family's website.
May 18, 1987 |
The hydrocarbons that produce ozone come from a variety of sources - from vapors at the gas pump to the baking of yeast-raised bread. But environmental officials say there isn't much the average person can do to stop the formation of ozone. The best bets are driving less, and getting ready for a possible new round of pollution controls at gas stations or in new cars. "It's too early at this point to start looking at the very, very minute amounts that, when taken as a whole, contribute to the ozone problem," said Joseph Otis Minott, executive director of the Delaware Valley Clean Air Council.
May 10, 1986 |
The first edition of a new weekly paper aimed at Philadelphia's black community makes its debut tomorrow. Ernest A. Edwards Jr., the former developer of the Osage Avenue homes, is owner, publisher and editor of the new Philadelphia Sunday Press. "Ours is a positive newspaper," Edwards said. "It's progressive, upbeat and upscale with no blood or guts or gore. We're not interested in whose house burned down or who got robbed. "We're interested in the success of black people, and in helping black people feel good about themselves, giving them a belief they can do something about their circumstances and condition.
October 7, 2010
OUR FIRST reaction to a new report from Pew's Philadelphia Research Initiative that found the number of people moving into the city is rising faster than those moving out was . . . anxiety. Does this good news mean we're going to be forced to finally abandon the last vestiges of low self-esteem and actually start believing we live in a cool, happening city? The forces for such civic confidence have been working on us for a few years now - thriving neighborhoods, big new buildings, gains in education, and, of course, a certain October parade back in 2008.
September 16, 1987 |
Let's see now. They once had an insurmountable lead in the National League East, but now the New York Mets are a clear and present danger to surmount it. The only guy in their lineup who is a real threat to hit a home run is in the middle of a two-week enforced absence with a sprained ankle. The second baseman revealed recently that the guys on the team aren't exactly palsy-walsy. And all of this came after an incredible string of injuries that must have caused a shortage of medical supplies in the greater metropolitan area.