May 31, 1990 |
It was a time for serious thought for many of Narberth's veterans at the township's Memorial Day activities. "There are no atheists in the trenches," said Nicholas D'Alonzo Jr., 72, who fought in three battles in the Philippines Campaign during in World War II. "There must be a heaven, because I served my time in hell in the Philippines. " D'Alonzo, who left the service as a staff sergeant, served nearly a year in the Philippines before being transferred to Japan with his infantry division to take over the Mitsuhama Naval Air Station after the war had ended.
June 9, 2000 |
Sometime late in the season, some opposing players indicated that they would rather face Downingtown pitcher Scott Rambo than the Whippets' Scott Tyler. The reason: They thought the senior righthander was a more "hitable" pitcher. Downingtown coach Brian Stackhouse heard about that and shook his head. "Well, the kid hasn't lost yet," Stackhouse said at the time. "So I don't know how hard they're hitting him. " They never did hit Rambo hard, and he never did lose.
April 21, 1994 |
War comes to the Delaware Valley this weekend. On Saturday, one army will be crushed. On Sunday, the other army will be crushed. There will be loud cannon fire, clouds of smoke, charging cavalry, bodies lying in the fields and the anguished screams of wounded soldiers having their legs amputated. Fun for the whole family! Actually, it probably will be. It's all fake, after all - the guns fire blanks, the bodies are just taking a breather and the sawbones are just pretending to cut off their comrades' legs.
June 26, 1993 |
A solo homer by Reading's Gene Schall tied the game in the fifth inning, but the Phillies didn't score again and dropped an Eastern League contest to Harrisburg, 7-2, last night. After Harrisburg scored twice in the bottom of the fifth to regain the lead, Mike Hardage and Glenn Murray hit homers off reliever Blake Doolan in the seventh to seal the win for the Senators. RICHMOND 7, SCRANTON 5 MOOSIC, Pa. - Jose Oliva drove in four runs as the Richmond Braves extended their International League winning streak to nine games.
February 8, 2013
Shortly after the end of his legendary coaching career at Camden High, Clarence Turner left South Jersey. Turner has lived in Chicago with his wife for the last few years. Turner, who is in his early 80s, has been battling Alzheimer's disease, but his condition has stabilized, according to his son, Eric. "He's pretty much stopped declining," Eric Turner said. "He's eating a much healthier diet, and that's helped him. " Turner was Camden's coach from 1970 to 1998 and 2003 to 2008.
July 19, 2012 |
THE EAGLES go into training camp this weekend with few starting spots in question. Right now, only two starters seem at all shaky — Brian Rolle at weakside linebacker, who will have to fight off Jamar Chaney, and Kurt Coleman at strong safety, who will be challenged by free-agent signee O.J. Atogwe. You could throw fullback in there, if you deem that a true starting position; the Eagles employed a fullback on only about 16 percent of their snaps last season. The incumbent, Owen Schmitt, departed for Oakland in free agency.
December 12, 2006 |
On April 25, 1975, U.S. Army Col. Harry Summers, author of On Strategy: The Vietnam War in Context, said to a North Vietnamese colonel in Hanoi: "You know, you never defeated us on the battlefield. " To which the North Vietnamese replied: "That may be so, but it is also irrelevant. " Both men were right. In Vietnam, the United States scored all kinds of tactical victories but lost the war. Today there is no military peer that can compete with the global reach, speed, precision, and lethality of our armed forces.
October 5, 1997 |
For certain Chester County residents, it was a war that inspired great ambivalence and also outright anger and fear. Battles did not take place overseas, but in the county's backyard, 220 years ago. An exhibit seeking to explain the local angle of the American Revolution opened Friday at the Chester County Historical Society in West Chester. Billed as the first exhibit of its kind at the society headquarters, "War Comes to Chester County: 1777-78," is the centerpiece of a series of special events, conferences and lectures.
November 25, 2011 |
Question: My boyfriend and I have been dating for 10 years. We started dating in high school and have always had a wonderful, drama-free relationship. We grew up, went to different colleges, graduated, and a year ago I relocated to another state to be near him. The problem we are having is how to be taken more seriously as an adult couple. We get along great with each other's families, yet holidays have always been a source of contention. My family has always invited my boyfriend over for family gatherings.
January 11, 2014
Fighting old battles I was deeply saddened to learn that Fallujah and Ramadi, the site of bloody battles during the U.S.-led war with Iraq, fell back into the hands of terrorists backed by al-Qaeda ("Iraqi president urges residents to retake city," Jan. 7). Of the thousands of American troops who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq, more than a third died in that region. My son, Marine Sgt. Nick Santoro, fought in both battles and was wounded. I am in awe of all the men and women who fought for us, and who struggle daily with wounds seen and unseen.