December 24, 2012 |
MIAMI - Bill McBride, the Florida Democrat who defeated Janet Reno for the party's gubernatorial nomination in 2002 but lost to Republican Gov. Jeb Bush, has died at the age of 67. His wife, Alex Sink, said Sunday that McBride suffered a fatal heart attack Saturday while visiting with family in Mount Airy, N.C. Sink was the Democratic nominee for governor in 2010, losing to now-Gov. Rick Scott. The couple lived outside of Tampa. Sink said McBride, an attorney, had long suffered from heart problems.
October 18, 2013 |
WHEN THE Bulletin closed in 1982, it was a considerable blow to the McBride family. In fact, the family tried to keep it open as best they could. They demonstrated at the building at 30th and Market streets, even holding a candlelight vigil. Nothing worked, of course. The 135-year-old newspaper was doomed. The emotional attachment was a family affair. The late Bill McBride, who died in 1978, was a longtime Bulletin sportswriter, specializing in horse racing, and other family members worked there over the years.
July 7, 1996 |
Bobby's Run, Lumberton Township, Burlington County Some might feel that 10 home designs in a new development would be enough to satisfy most home buyers . . . especially when each standard design offers three different exteriors . . . and the standard homes (one of which is a ranch) have three, four or five bedrooms with 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 baths. But at Bobby's Run, the builder created a "made to order" program to satisfy the buyer's need to truly personalize the home. Made to order - or semicustomizing, as this type of service is often called - is usually offered to some degree by most builders, especially in smaller developments.
June 10, 2013 |
Mary and Bill McBride might as well be preparing for a blizzard. They've stocked their Ardmore home with enough food, drinks, and toilet paper to sustain at least 15 friends and relatives for the next week. Instead of snow, however, they are awaiting a storm of people, nearly 200,000 of them, that the U.S. Open is expected to deliver practically to their front yard. The McBrides' home abuts the historic Merion Golf Club, where bright and early Monday the U.S. Open begins with the first of three days of practice rounds before culminating with a four-day tournament by the world's best golfers.
March 18, 2003
DURING VIETNAM, hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets. The Nixon administration, fearful of the increasing number of anti-war protesters, used a mind-controlling word by calling them "communists. " This administration, faced with increasing numbers of protesters, has a new mind-controlling word, "un-American. " Our founding fathers, were all protestors. They gave birth to our nation. Helen Schweizer, Philadelphia Our present administration is a pompous, arrogant clique who think they are above national and world opinion.
September 18, 2002 |
Reno concedes, says she'll help defeat Jeb Janet Reno conceded the Democratic nomination for governor to Bill McBride yesterday - a full week after Florida's bungled primary - after final vote counts showed him narrowly defeating the former attorney general. The final but still unofficial count had the Tampa lawyer and political newcomer winning by about 4,800 votes out of more than 1.3 million cast. McBride will face Republican Gov. Jeb Bush in November. Reno said she told McBride "he was going to be a great governor.
May 10, 1989 |
Albina McBride, 81, the courageous, good-humored matriarch of three generations, died Monday at Albert Einstein Medical Center. She was a resident of the city's Juniata Park section for 38 years. The second of three daughters of Lithuanian immigrants, the former Albina Yorkdale grew up in the city's Holy Name parish area and graduated in 1924 at age 16 from John W. Hallahan High School. She worked for several years at Philadelphia Electric Co. before she married her sweetheart from the neighborhood, Bill McBride, a sportswriter for many years at the Philadelphia Record and later the Bulletin.
May 17, 2001 |
After his team won three matches in a row heading into a second-round playoff meeting with top-seeded Cherry Hill East, Washington Township tennis coach Bill McBride racked his brain for a way to motivate his players. He stayed up all night the night before planning a speech, but it had less than the desired effect. The coach gathered his team together on the court and was halfway through the speech when one of his captains asked to be excused to use the bathroom. An incredulous McBride couldn't help but laugh.
May 3, 2001 |
Washington Township's first-doubles duo of Aniket Dutta and Dave Day are terrific friends, on and off the court. The two also share blistering serves that have turned out to be a mixed blessing. The pair compiled a 7-2 record before Dutta hit Day in the head with a serve last week and gave him a concussion. "I felt awful," Dutta said, though he added that there were no hard feelings, and the two laugh about it now. Day should be cleared to return to the court tomorrow, even though he had been begging his coach, Bill McBride, to let him play sooner.
April 8, 1999 |
It seems far too early in the season to be using words such as balanced and experienced when describing a team, but members of the Washington Township tennis squad use those terms, and probably for good reason. Yesterday, playing under blue skies and in springtime temperatures, the Minutemen used their balance and experience to defeat Shawnee, 4-1, in an Olympic Conference American Division matchup. Ranked No. 4 in The Inquirer's top 10, Township (4-0) handed the fifth-ranked Renegades (1-1)