July 17, 1996 |
Tom Peters does not look like the kind of man to lead an invasion: He smiles too much, for one thing. But he is the point man for the Belgian invasion of Philadelphia, commanding an arsenal of taps and bottles. Yes, the city has awakened to Belgian beer, and as manager at Copa, Too!, 263 S. 15th St., Peters has had a lot to do with that. He has made Philadelphia one of the places in America for draft Belgian beer. "We started 10 years ago," Peters recalls. "I took a trip to Belgium with my wife and discovered all these incredible beers.
July 14, 1995 |
Anne J. Turner, 40, an economist and homemaker, died Thursday at her home in Villanova after a lengthy battle with colon cancer. Mrs. Turner was born in Antwerp, Belgium, and grew up in the village of Erps-Kwerps, outside Brussels. In 1977, she graduated with honors from the University of Louvain in Belgium with a degree in economics. She was first employed by SOBEMAP, S.A., an insurance organization in Brussels. In 1981, she went to work for the Banque of Belgium in its London office.
April 12, 1995 |
If the sweet Easter candy of your childhood is not refined enough for those adult-size chocolate cravings, why not treat yourself to a grown-up delight - Belgian chocolate? Belgian chocolate is considered to be the world's finest by many chocolate connoisseurs. Certainly Belgians must agree since they eat 14.3 pounds of chocolate a year, more than twice the U.S. average, according to the Association Royale des Chocolatiers, the trade organization that represents most of Belgium's chocolate-makers.
November 13, 1994 |
A dead heat, down to the wire. Once again, the European Union is living on the edge. Today, the 12-member alliance of Western European states will try to take a big step toward fulfilling its grand ambition to conquer the continent by democratic means. Sweden, the most pivotal Scandinavian nation, will decide in a referendum whether to be part of a unified Europe. A thumbs-up vote would make it easier for its nervous Nordic neighbors, Finland and Norway, to follow suit. Along with Austria, which voted to join the EU last spring, the Scandinavian countries would increase the roster to 16. And it would pave the way for the most ambitious expansion of all: pulling in the nascent democracies of central and Eastern Europe, binding them to a peaceful future with the West.
March 18, 1994 |
Robert, 15, says he would like to be a part of a family where he and his Dad could have baseball catches and his Dad could help him train for baseball. It would also be a happy thing if his Mom was a good cook. Anything but Brussels sprouts. He'd love to have brothers and sisters, too. He'd pitch right in and do chores with the family that claims him and take time and be there for them. And he has no objection to rules; in fact, he feels comfortable knowing what is expected of him. This likable young man, who receives therapy for a background of neglect, speaks in a polite and responsive manner.
January 23, 1994 |
WORKING FEVERISHLY TO KEEP FORCES OF NATURE OFF BALANCE As temperatures hovered in single digits last week, officials in New York's Westchester County scrambled to find heaters - to keep their air conditioners running. Yes, it sounds like the worst-case scenario for government inefficiency. But it wasn't - it was just the best way to keep the county's massive computer system from crashing because of bizarre circumstances created by the cold. The heaters were under a tent on the roof of the county office building Thursday, keeping the air conditioners from freezing up. Without the air conditioners, the computer system would overheat, crash and cause chaos.
January 16, 1994 |
Bill Clinton's Endless Campaign finally went overseas, and it appeared to be just as convincing in Brussels, Prague and Moscow as it was in America. The President had a lot riding on last week's trip to Europe and Russia, and he comes away a big winner. He got what he wanted from the allies in NATO. He got what he wanted from the fledgling democracies of Eastern and Central Europe. He got what he wanted from the former Soviet republics of Ukraine and Belarus. And, of course, he got what he wanted from Russia.
January 15, 1994 |
President Clinton began his European trip with a good policy move by rejecting former Soviet satellite states for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He wisely wants to integrate all the former Soviet bloc into the global system. Alliances are "threat systems" used to deter or defeat designated enemies. Linking Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the Western alliance would be seen by all Russians, not just the communists and fascists, as designating Russia as the enemy of Eastern Europe, which it is not. Furthermore, a greater NATO would spur most Russians to support the recreation of the old Soviet Union, especially the reintegration of Belarus and Ukraine with Russia, in order to counter the growing Western threat.
January 14, 1994
President Clinton has been delivering a message in Europe that the American public deserves to hear. When he arrived in Brussels on Sunday, his first speech declared that "Europe remains central to the interests of the United States. " And he spelled out why: "The bonds that tie the United States and Europe are unique. We share a passionate faith that God has endowed us as individuals with inalienable rights and a belief that the state exists by our consent. That is still a radical idea in the world in which we live.
January 9, 1994 |
President Clinton will arrive in Europe today determined to renew America's global leadership - and strengthen his own. From reinventing NATO to encouraging Russian reform, the Clinton administration will be expected to present a coherent vision of post-Cold War Europe, something that has eluded White House policymakers. The President's goal is to convince Europe and Russia in an eight-day series of summit meetings that they should work closely with the United States to cope with waves of political, economic and social change.