August 31, 2004
JOHN M. Kaufmann, who wrote that he couldn't find any conservative-slanted books on display at a major local bookstore, raises a valid point. While I'm a staunch Kerry supporter, having the ability to purchase material concerning the other side of the political coin should never be made difficult. Removing Bush from office is critical, but it doesn't trump the right of American voters to have access to any and all viewpoints that help them form a decision. Tom Speyer, Philadelphia
October 13, 2005
IT IS ESSENTIAL to all organizations, no less Burger King than our national government, to hire those who can demonstrate that they are qualified for the job at hand. Judges are of particularly importance because court decisions have such a critical effect on our lives as citizens, and no judge affects our lives more than one who sits on the U.S. Supreme Court. If Harriet Miers is unable to actively and concretely demonstrate her qualifications to be a Supreme Court justice, our senators have a responsibility to reject her candidacy for the Supreme Court.
August 31, 1988 |
Not since the days when I worked at the Corner Market in Tiburon, Calif. - where we hung prime beef to age for 21 days and put steaks in the case that looked like pictures out of Gourmet magazine - not since then, and that was a long time back, have I seen beef like the beef I recently saw at Papa's. Papa's is a little family-run market on W. 6th street in Wilmington. It's been there at that same spot, and run by the Papa family, since 1927. Mary, Jim, Ralph and Peter Papa run the store now. Ralph Papa showed me around.
February 21, 2005
I AM a devout Irish-Catholic, and I believe that all people are created equal! I love my African-American brothers and sisters just as much as my white ones. But slavery has been abolished for quite some time now, and it's about time that society stops paying for the mistakes of those in our country's past who were guilty of owning and mistreating slaves. I didn't own any slaves and neither did my grandfather. A person should be hired because of their experience and work ethic, not because of their skin color.
October 18, 2007
THE SCHOOL District of Philadelphia has designated this week as "Conflict Resolution Week. " Students from kindergarten through 12th grade will focus on how to peacefully resolve conflicts and to control their anger. Good deal. And we congratulate the district for turning what originally was to be a one-day effort into a weeklong event. Conflict-resolution lessons are a prime target for skeptics. But teaching kids how to resolve their beefs could help offset the very problems schools face, especially violence.
May 2, 2013
Makes 6 servings 2 pounds beef chuck, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 tablespoon cumin 1 tablespoon coriander 2 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 large yellow onion, diced 2 carrots, large dice ...
June 3, 1987 |
Trimmed hinds, I was told by my beef supplier this week, could hit over $2 a pound before the month is out. That's the wholesale price. What that means in normal non-butcherese is that beef prices are going up, dramatically and soon. To someone like me for whom a steak on the grill is the ultimate in eating pleasure, that is very bad news. There is no meal in the world more satisfying to my taste than a thick Prime, well-aged porterhouse steak, grilled over red oak charcoal and served with a pile of fresh steamed asparagus or fresh spinach simply "sweated" for a minute or two in olive oil. That plus fresh- sliced beefsteak tomatoes dressed with a light viniagrette.
July 25, 2003 |
Alfonso Soriano doesn't think Boston's Pedro Martinez hit him intentionally earlier this month, and Soriano's mother agrees. "Pedro said he likes me," the New York Yankees' second baseman said yesterday. "My mom, she knows it's not on purpose. " Martinez, who will face the Yankees' David Wells tonight in the opener of a three-game series at Fenway Park, hit Soriano and Derek Jeter on their hands with high-and-tight pitches July 7 at Yankee Stadium. Both were knocked out of the game and didn't start the next day. Soriano, Jeter and manager Joe Torre didn't think there would be any carry-over tonight, the first meeting between the American League East rivals since that game.
July 30, 1999 |
Two thieves were left holding the bag early yesterday. The sack they thought held money turned out to contain burgers. An employee of the Burger King at Route 38 and Ark Road told police that he was leaving after closing the restaurant at 1:30 a.m. when two young men approached him in the parking lot, produced a handgun, and demanded the "money bag. " The worker turned over the bag he was carrying, police said. The employee called police, and a few minutes later Mount Laurel officers stopped two suspects in a car on Route 73 near Lincoln Drive.
June 6, 1993 |
The note - news release, actually - said: "The popular Falls Catfish Cafe has become the Catfish Cafe and Steakhouse. " Panic. Did that mean that the tiny former tappie with the great bar and the cozy back room had turned mainstream on us? Not to worry. Two recent visits showed all of the original charm and most of the original menu items intact. The steaks, a whole list of sizes and cuts including filet, rib, porterhouse and strip, are simply a nice extra for customers who are rediscovering beef.