August 19, 1995 |
Phil Rizzuto, a Yankees broadcaster for 39 years, a member of the Hall of Fame and perhaps the most popular announcer in New York, has quit his job. Rizzuto's decision stemmed from him not being allowed to attend the funeral of Mickey Mantle. At the behest of station executives at WPIX-TV, Rizzuto stayed in Boston and broadcast the Yankees-Red Sox game. He left the booth after five innings, too distraught to continue, and left the stadium. "After I saw the funeral on television, I said, 'This is terrible.
February 9, 2015 |
Comcast SportsNet swung and missed last year in its first attempt to reconfigure its booth for Phillies telecasts. After clumsily disposing of Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews, the suits at Comcast decided upon Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs, two members of the 2008 World Series championship team, as their replacements. Brian Monihan, the Comcast SportsNet president, never provided a public explanation as to why he thought the change needed to be made, but he did say, "I hope these guys have very long careers and are successful together.
December 5, 1996 |
After spending his entire life in the borough and the last three years in its public service, Democrat Chris Booth Tuesday night announced his resignation from the Borough Council, effective Saturday. Booth will be moving to Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County, where he is building a home with his wife, Patricia, and their three young children. The council has 30 days to find and approve a successor through a majority vote, said Councilman Joe Epifanio. If the council cannot decide, the new member will be chosen by Montgomery County Court, he said.
October 11, 2011 |
Penn State coach Joe Paterno has been looking forward all season to coaching an entire game from the sideline as he slowly recovers from injuries to his shoulder and his pelvis. They are the result of a collision with wide receiver Devon Smith early in preseason practice. However, following a near accident during Saturday's game against Iowa, Paterno could be returning to the press box for the foreseeable future if not for the rest of the season. As he had in the previous two games, Paterno coached against Iowa from the sideline in the first half then headed to the coaches' booth in the press box for the second half.
September 12, 2014 |
Sitting in a corner booth at PYT as the lunch-crowd hum blended with the thump of some '80s dance tune, Tommy Up laughed and clicked to refresh his e-mail. "You rock!" read the latest, No. 2,105. "Proud of you," went another. Then, this flattery: "Everybody needs a boss like you. " A pastor from Delaware passed along his approval. So did a cabdriver from Illinois. Alexander Grover sent "encouragement from Boston. " "The response has been insane," Up said, talking about his decision Monday to post on Facebook a photo of a receipt that showed Eagles running back LeSean McCoy tipped 20 cents on a $61 lunch.
May 3, 1995 |
Do not - repeat - do not eat before attending the Philadelphia International Women's Show. You will want to save all available tummy space for free samples. The price of admission ($7 at the door) buys access to seminars - a new one every half hour, to beauty and fashion shows sponsored by J.C. Penney, scheduled through the day, to cooking demonstrations, to medical screenings and to a veritable shopping mall created inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center. And the reason they hand out shopping bags at the Women's Show is because so many of the exhibitors pass out free samples, discount coupons, recipe booklets and health tip brochures.
May 26, 1991 |
Margaret Schifter has made more fudge for the Devon Horse Show candy booth over the years than anyone else - nearly four tons of it. "I've made 7,858 pounds since 1977, when I started keeping records," Schifter said. "Everything smells chocolate. My house smells of chocolate. My clothes smell of chocolate," Schifter said. "Deliverymen come to the door and say, 'Oh, this is where the smell comes from.' " Schifter, who has five children, got involved with the horse show because of her daughter.
September 20, 1998 |
The South Jersey Business Expo included fun. Daniel Firrincili tries to rope a "calf" at the Cherry Hill Hilton's booth at the Expo Center in Pennsauken Wednesday.
September 14, 1989 |
Judy Toler of Egg Harbor, N.J., arranges dried flowers at a booth at the Chadds Ford Days Country Fair. The fair, with the theme "A Bounty of Grains," was Saturday and Sunday.
May 23, 1986 |
When the state set up lottery concessions to sell tickets, it never figured that the underworld would move into one of its booths to share in the take. But the booth inside a doughnut shop at Chelten and Chew avenues was going both ways last Sept. 7. Customers could play the state lottery or the illegal lottery, according to Assistant District Attorney Joseph Wolfson. Yesterday, Municipal Judge Barbara S. Gilbert convicted two men of running an elaborate illegal lottery from the booth.