August 19, 1987 |
An old familiar name reappeared on some city newsstands yesterday. The Bulletin's logo in its familiar Old English typeface graced the front of the Philadelphia Press and Bulletin, a paper launched by a former Bulletin staffer who says he will publish a weekly, and eventually daily, newspaper, despite his shoestring budget and tiny staff. Raymond Berens, editor and publisher of the paper and the writer of many of its stories, said he has no financiers behind him and is bankrolling the venture himself.
May 18, 1993 |
When we first saw the urgent "PM-TV-CBS-CHUNG" on the Associated Press wire, we thought, Oh, my God. She's announcing her pregnancy. She got the network to release the news for her. Clearly, Connie Chung has had an urgent attitude toward having a baby for years. She and Maury Povich have done shows on it, and detailed the anguish of fertility testing for anyone who had the misfortune to tune in. Why, this month in Good Housekeeping magazine, she confides that she's still trying - at almost 47. Hope does spring eternal.
June 9, 2013 |
Sportswriter Bob Lyons was so organized, so diligent, that he wrote his own obituary and left it for his family to disperse to the media. Mr. Lyons, 73, an understated, dignified man who wrote several books connected to the Philadelphia sports scene, died Wednesday of heart disease. One of Mr. Lyon's five children, Rick, said his father left an obituary "not because he wanted to write it, but because he wanted it accurate. He started his career writing obituaries for the Bulletin, and he ended it writing an obituary.
January 29, 2007 |
IT WOULD BE the final issue of a newspaper that had been a Philadelphia tradition for almost 135 years. Instead of the usual series of editions all day long, the newspaper would "lift" only once, just to correct or update wherever needed. The day before, I was one of the editors preparing that final edition of the Bulletin. Across the top of Page 1 was what we called a hammer head: Goodby, in big black letters, followed, in somewhat smaller type, by After 134 years, a Philadelphia voice is silent.
February 23, 1989 |
Preservationists who fought to save the former home of The Evening Bulletin were angered yesterday when they learned that the historically certified building at Juniper and Filbert streets had been demolished in 1985 for nothing. "It certainly saddens those of us who were working so hard to save it," said architect and preservationist Gray Smith, after learning the city had dropped its plans to build a criminal justice center complex at the site. Mary Lou McFarland, executive director of the Preservation Coalition of Greater Philadelphia said, "I hate to say that we told you so, but we did. "That, and other buildings on that block, shouldn't have been torn down," McFarland said.
September 23, 2004
IWANT TO add my name to the list of people who will vote against President Bush. He has done absolutely nothing but send this country backward in terms of economic stimulus, job creation and worldwide negativity. If this is the ideal leader, then I must be missing something. He did not support the extension of the assault-weapons ban, which is an affront to police officers and their families. Though he's a wartime non-duty respondent, he cast a pall over Sen. Kerry's war record.
March 1, 2012 |
T. Bayard Brunt Jr., 95, the Bulletin rewrite man whose 1981 class-action lawsuit prevented the last owner of the newspaper from using some of its employees' pension funds for its own purposes, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Samaritan Hospice in Marlton. On Sept. 14, 1983, U.S. District Judge John B. Hannum approved a $1.2 million settlement for 1,500 former Bulletin employees who had sued to recapture up to $2 million in overfinancing of their pension plan. The result of the suit was a windfall, making reporters, photographers, editors, and others eligible for payments ranging from $200 to $4,300, depending on seniority, The Inquirer reported at the time.
July 4, 2009 |
Robert E. Lee Taylor Jr., 96, of Bryn Mawr, a former publisher of the Bulletin and a longtime champion of a free press, died Thursday at his home. Born in Norfolk, Va., and raised in Baltimore, Mr. Taylor graduated from Princeton University in 1935, and went to work for his uncle Robert McLean, then publisher of the newspaper. Mr. Taylor worked in circulation and then joined the Navy, where he was captain of a submarine chaser in the Pacific through much of World War II. Returning to the Bulletin, he rose quickly through the ranks on the business side.
May 19, 1988 |
The corner bar, with its promise of camaraderie and the sharing of advice and sob stories, has a new competitor - the personal computer. Can this be true? Can the PC, with its bleary array of accounting programs and beeping high-tech games to play in isolation, really bring people together? You bet. And the price of this high-tech watering hole is often less than the cost of a few beers on a Friday night. Throughout the world, PC enthusiasts - and there are many - have made it their mission to provide computer-age versions of the conversation salon.
May 24, 2000 |
Francis J. Burke, 84, of Drexel Hill, who worked as a reporter for the Bulletin, International News Service and Yank magazine during World War II, died of kidney failure May 16 at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Burke spent 46 years as a journalist, and friends were not surprised by his choice of careers. His father, Stephen, had been the city editor of the Philadelphia Record. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1936 from St. Joseph's College, Mr. Burke joined the Philadelphia office of INS, the news service started by publisher William Randolph Hearst to compete with the Associated Press.