January 14, 1987 |
About 60 angry parents and students protested the cancellation of the high school play A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Palmyra Board of Education meeting last night. Palmyra High School principal Frank Adams canceled the play Dec. 19, saying it was unsuitable for some district students, especially seventh and eighth graders. But parents and students said last night that the cancellation of the play, which is about the exploits of prostitutes in ancient Rome, was nothing more than censorship.
November 4, 2012 |
The Winter Classic, the crown jewel of the NHL's regular season, was canceled Friday, making some wonder if scrapping the entire 82-game season will be next. The league announced that the Jan. 1 matchup between Detroit and Toronto at Michigan Stadium was canceled because a collective bargaining agreement is not in place. Setting up the event, along with the alumni game at Detroit's Comerica Park, would be virtually impossible on short notice, the league said. The lockout reached its 48th day Friday, but representatives for the players and owners planned to resume bargaining Saturday at an undisclosed location.
January 13, 1996 |
Apparently, the score of Wednesday's Massachusetts-St. Joseph's game made it to Tucson, Ariz. Take No. 1 into overtime before losing as the Hawks did and you get noticed. Those Arizona Wildcats of coach Lute Olson were scheduled to be at the Palestra this afternoon at 4 to play the Hawks. Arizona won't be there. St. Joe's will. Arizona's team refused to travel to Philadelphia, even though its American Airlines flight left Tucson at 11:23 a.m. yesterday, connected through Chicago and arrived in Philadelphia at 7:35 p.m., 22 minutes behind schedule.
August 16, 1987 |
Some city community leaders yesterday sharply criticized the Goode administration's decision to cancel a concert by Kool & the Gang, a black group scheduled to perform Sept. 17 at Penn's Landing as part of the Constitution Day festivities. "I'm concerned about the apparent subtle racism implicit in the cancellation of the Kool & the Gang concert," said David Tulin, a member of the Philadelphia Fellowship Commission and executive director of the Fellowship Farm, a nonprofit human relations center.
October 31, 2012 |
We have not yet breached November on the calendar, yet the NHL is reportedly ready to cancel the New Year's Day Winter Classic this week, according to ESPN.com. The league is expected to announce the cancellation of its marquee regular-season event, which is already sold out for the 109,000-seat Michigan Stadium matchup between Toronto and Detroit. The Winter Classic, which the Flyers hosted earlier this year at Citizens Bank Park, is annually the league's highest-rated game on television, its biggest gate, and largest ancillary revenue producer.
September 4, 2004 |
The William Penn football team will have to wait another week to play its first varsity game in two decades after the Lions abruptly canceled yesterday's nonleague matchup at Martin Luther King. According to Cliff Hubbard, director of athletics for the School District of Philadelphia, the game was canceled because of the number of injuries to William Penn players. Yesterday's meeting was to be a coming-out party for the Lions, who are resurrecting their varsity program after a 20-year hiatus.
October 28, 2012 |
Don't blink. The NHL season might soon pass you by. As promised, the NHL announced Friday it had canceled all of its 2012-13 regular season schedule through Nov. 30, a total of 191 additional contests because of their lack of accord with the NHL Players' Association on a new collective bargaining agreement. In all, the NHL has now axed 26.5 percent of its season - including 13 Flyers home games. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has authorized the cancellation of 2,024 games because of labor unrest in his 19-year reign, by far the most of any league executive in professional sports history.
March 6, 2012 |
The West Oak Lane Jazz Festival, which had received millions in state funding with the help of Democratic State Rep. Dwight Evans, will not take place this year, organizers said Tuesday. The festival, which over the years featured such performers as Chaka Kahn and Al Jarreau, began in 2003. It came under scrutiny after a 2010 Inquirer article questioned whether organizers inflated crowd estimates to improve chances for state funding. For 2012, the state decided not to give the three-day festival any money.
March 7, 2012 |
The West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival, which received millions in state funding over nearly a decade with the help of Democratic State Rep. Dwight Evans, will not take place this year, organizers said Tuesday. The festival, which over the years featured such performers as Chaka Khan and Al Jarreau, began in 2003. It came under scrutiny after a 2010 Inquirer article questioned whether organizers inflated crowd estimates to improve chances for state funding. For 2012, the state decided not to give the three-day festival any money.
January 23, 2013 |
ORGANIZERS of this year's Philadelphia International Cycling Championship have hit a wall - and it's not the one in Manayunk that cyclists climb during the iconic race. TD Bank's decision not to renew its title sponsorship of the race and rising costs from the city forced the Pro Cycling Tour to cancel what would have been the 29th annual championship, said David Chauner, a founder of the event. The race had been scheduled for June 2. Meanwhile, another bicycle race, the Keystone Open, was to be held for the first time this year in Philly but also has been canceled, partly because the race was a "tough sell" to sponsors, said Robin Morton, a spokeswoman for Keystone Open.