November 30, 2009
MATT STAIRS IS GOING on the road. Literally. On Saturday, the free-agent rightfielder, who played for the Phillies the past two seasons, had a street named after him in his hometown of Fredericton in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. And not just any street. The road that runs alongside Royal Field Park - the place Stairs first played professionally - has been renamed Matt Stairs Way. "Royals Field . . . that's one of the most special ones I've ever been in," Stairs told the Canadian Broadcasting Centre News.
July 13, 2003 |
Their white stretch limousine, punctuated by a "Just Married" sign, led the way. Newly anointed as the Scheuerman-Stallones, Brent and Steve waved at onlookers piled onto the sidewalks from their perch above the limo's sunroof. Each tilted a glass of champagne against a bright Toronto sky and savored the moment: The Scheuerman-Stallones, riding at the front of a gay pride parade last month, were the embodiment of the successful move to legalize same-sex marriage here. "He's finally made an honest man out of me," Steve shouted to the crowd.
April 13, 2012
PITTSBURGH - When Flyers coach Peter Laviolette called all of his rookies over for a quick chat at the Wednesday morning skate before their first playoff game, the exact words he spoke, of reassurance and confidence, are not known. The only certainty is that Laviolette did not pull out a tape measure and tell Ollie to get on Strap's shoulders and show the rest of them that, yes indeed, the stage might be bigger but the basket is still only 10 feet off the ground. Still, it was kind of interesting when Sean Couturier said Thursday: "The nets are at the same place.
December 27, 1999 |
Most seasons, the Flyers would have started a three-game, seven-day trek through western Canada on Dec. 26. But because of Y2K madness and the fear that computer catastrophe might strike on New Year's Eve, many NHL clubs didn't want to be in airplanes on Friday. Instead of their usual New Year's Eve game in Vancouver, the Flyers will begin a smaller, two-game road trip tonight in Calgary against the Flames. The Flyers will play Vancouver on Wednesday, then return home immediately after the game.
June 14, 1992 |
A federal court in Florida has blocked a company that sent postcards and made calls to people telling them they had been selected to win a vacation in Florida or the Bahamas. People who responded have lost money when credit-card accounts were improperly debited and other undisclosed charges made, according to the Federal Trade Commission complaint that led to a restraining order. The FTC said that Passport International of Daytona Beach - which also used such names as Passport International Express, Passport Premium Plus, Passport Express, Passport Travel Club, Passport Savings Express, Passport Travel Promotions and Gemini International - had made "false and deceptive claims" involving travel certificates during a four-year period.
April 28, 1999 |
Tie Domi used the word repeatedly as he stood in the visitors' dressing room at the First Union Center yesterday, patiently answering difficult questions from wave after wave of reporters. Disturbing. Domi, 29, a Toronto Maple Leafs' right winger with a reputation as one of the National Hockey League's reigning fighters, was accused by the Flyers' Sandy McCarthy of using a racial slur during a heated exchange between the two players in the second period of Toronto's 2-1 victory in Game 3 of the first-round Stanley Cup playoff series.
July 12, 1986 |
Todd Bridges, who plays Gary Coleman's older brother in the TV series Diff'rent Strokes, was given a one-year suspended sentence, placed on three years' probation and fined $2,500 yesterday in Los Angeles County Superior Court for bombing the Mercedes-Benz of an auto customizer with whom he had a dispute. In addition, the actor was ordered to pay restitution of $6,000 to the customizer, Gregg Tyree, and to perform 300 hours of community service. Prosecutors said Bridges, 20, who pleaded no contest, planted the bomb in Van Nuys, Calif.
April 5, 1990 |
Up until Saturday, George Bates of Hatboro thought he had heard every sales pitch in the book. Having been a salesman himself for 30 years, Bates was unmoved by the colorful brochure, posters and slides of alluring palm trees, green grass, turquoise water and little pink houses in a row. He simply patted his wife's hand as the two sipped coffee and endured the hour and a half lecture-sales pitch dubbed a "Florida Seminar," at the Royce Hotel in...
November 1, 1995 |
Those who claim the concept of America as a "melting pot" is outdated often point to Canada as an alternative model. Instead of pretending that individuals from all cultures can meld together, these fervent multiculturalists suggest we adopt the Canadian concept of the "mixed salad. " There, different ethnic groups keep their language and are given special rights based on their group. Well, the "salad" advocates ought to take a look at events this week in the Canadian province of Quebec, and thank their lucky stars that the "melting pot" model is still (barely)
June 22, 2007
MOORESTOWN, N.J. - His future lay 1,805 miles away, on the easternmost point of an island nearer the Arctic Circle than his Moorestown home. This is where the National Hockey League would discover T.J. Brennan. Not 14 miles from the sixth-largest media capital of the United States, where he learned and honed his game. In St. John's, the frozen, fog-thick capital of the Canadian province of Newfoundland. Not the end of the world. Not officially anyway. But if the mist ever lifted, you might be able to see it from there.