December 28, 1987 |
America lost a great philosopher this year with the death of Henry Ford II. It was Ford who gave the world the advice, "Never apologize. Never explain. " After plowing through the moldy remnants of the columns that appeared under this byline in the last 52 weeks, I understand the wisdom of that view. I am strongly tempted to take my stand with Oliver North, Gary Hart, Jim Bakker and other heroes of 1987 who have rested their hopes on the public's amnesia. Forgive and forget is my motto, too. Why rehash the mistakes and misjudgments of the past year when 1988 offers so many chances for a political reporter to goof again?
May 25, 2016 |
By the time his eighth grade formal dance had rolled around Friday, Zenas Powell's outfit would just no longer work. His bow tie? Not spiffy enough. The jacket? Could be better. After all, this was one of the last events of the year at Chester Community Charter School. Powell needed to look good. "I'm a bachelor, Mom," the 14-year-old playfully told his mother, Stephanie, that morning. So on Friday, his dad took him shopping. The boy bought a new jacket, shoes, and bow tie. He wore them just once.
January 9, 1986 |
Would you buy a used car from a man in a bow tie? Not likely, says a New York "image consultant. " Neckties, writes John T. Molloy in the current issue of Success magazine, are the "heraldic shields of 20th-century corporate America. " Molloy, author of the best-selling advice book Dress for Success, urges groomed-to-zoom business executives to wear only diagonally striped "rep" ties or patterned "club" ties. "To the most sophisticated executives, it announces that you are a member of his club," according to Molloy.
March 18, 1997 |
Sure, and it was a wedding to remember for Eileen Feeney (center) of Northeast Philadelphia and Patrick Kelley (bow tie) of Jenkintown yesterday, in Aldan. They exchanged vows on St. Patrick's Day in the presence of the Rev. Graham Horn (left), in his office; their attendants, Feeney's daughter Christine (left of Feeney), 18, and Carmen Crescenzo (with mustache); and Feeney's children (from 2d left) Meghan, 16; Roisellen, 11; Patricia, 6; Kathleen, 13; Breandan, 8; and Colleen, 15. Son Terrance, 17, was absent.
May 18, 1990 |
Students in seven Camden middle and elementary schools would begin wearing uniforms next year under a pilot program presented last night to the Camden school board. All five board members present expressed support for the voluntary program, which will come up for a formal vote at the board's meeting Monday. The pilot program, proposed by a committee of students, parents and teachers, would begin at Morgan Village and Veterans Middle Schools and Bonsall, Cramer, Coopers Point, Lanning Square and Northeast Elementary Schools.
December 24, 1986 |
In the hustle and bustle of Christmas, it's sometimes tough to remember that New Year's Eve is just a week away. Yes, before you know it, it will be time to ring out the old and ring in the new. Time to make resolutions - lose those 20 pounds, exercise more often, quit smoking, straighten those closets, balance that checkbook, be nice to the neighbor's dog . . . For those who would like to have a little fun first, In General, 634 South St.,...
November 17, 1988 |
W. Thacher Longstreth made one faux pas Tuesday morning at the 25th birthday celebration of the Longstreth Elementary School in Warminster. The tall, lanky Philadelphia City Council member wore his trademark argyle socks, but he didn't wear his other trademark: a bow tie. But most of the 632 students at the school did, although the ties were made of construction paper and decorated with crayons. "I want to thank everybody for wearing a bow tie," he said. "Unfortunately, I almost always wear a bow tie, but today I wore a non-bow tie essentially because it has footballs on it and tonight is my grandson's football banquet.
February 1, 1988 |
In a new series of political campaign commercials being televised in Iowa, Democratic presidential candidate Paul Simon devotes the entire 30 seconds of one ad to his familiar bow tie. "Now, it's more than a symbol for me," the liberal Illinois lawmaker declares as drawings of him wearing bow ties are flashed on the screen. "My bow tie is, in a sense, my declaration of independence. "I'm going to be my own person," Simon continues. "You have to take me for what I am. " Talking about a bow tie is not exactly a weighty subject for a presidential contender, given concern about nuclear proliferation, the federal budget deficit and the future of the economy.
June 15, 1992 |
Am I interested in auditioning to be on Bill Cosby's new quiz show? You bet your life! It'd be great fun. And, hey, a Stu Bykofsky column two weeks ago said partners on the program could walk away sharing more than $16,000. So I dialed the phone number. "When can you make it?" asked a woman at Cosby Central. "Can you come Thursday at 10 a.m.?" This Thursday? Ten a.m.? But that's during working hours . . . So I went to the boss. "How long will it take?" she asked.
October 29, 1987 |
NBC brought out the big guns last week for TV critics gathered here: Brokaw, Chancellor, Bode. You could tell who was who by looking at their shoes. The scuffed brown lace-ups belonged to the seriously horn-rimmed Ken Bode, political correspondent and former academic. The oxblood lace-ups were commentator John Chancellor's, as was the rumpled tweed jacket. The sleek black slip-ons were connected, of course, to the feet of anchorman Tom Brokaw. Brokaw's performance didn't disappoint his fans.