February 12, 1993 |
U.S. District Judge Louis C. Bechtle yesterday merged the two divisions of Roofers Union Local 30/30B, eliminating what a court-appointed overseer said had become a two-tier caste system in the union. The aim of the court order is to eliminate discrimination against 30B members who, by tradition, were designated as residential reroofers and therefore earned a lower wage than Local 30 members, who did commercial and industrial jobs. Bechtle ordered the union to eliminate all internal distinctions between the two groups, and to dispense roofing jobs based solely on seniority and qualifications.
September 25, 1988
I DIG ROCK-AND-ROLL MUSIC I got a sense of so many things from rock and roll - life, living, fun, good times, sex, human possibility. But the thing I got most was freedom, a sense of freeness and expanded awareness. The trick about becoming an adult, it seems to me, is holding on to idealism after you lose innocence. . . .Amnesty International reaffirms that power. In a tough and realistic way allows you to put those ideals to work . . . I never thought I'd be sitting on a panel.
June 10, 1989 |
When my mother was a senior in high school, a man proposed to her. She was so in love she shared the news with everyone in her hometown of Wilson, N.C. She even told her employer, a white woman. Instead of expressing joy, the woman looked disapproving. She pointed out that even though my mother was black, the man she wanted to marry was jet black. My mother should marry someone closer to her own color, the woman said. She warned that her children would be too dark. My mother wasn't what you'd call "pass-for-white light," but she was what poet Langston Hughes would describe as "honey-gold.
January 13, 1986 |
Admittedly, Jeff Huddleston has instituted a caste system with his 1985-86 Upper Dublin basketball team. Starters are starters and subs are subs. "The kids know that we have a solid starting five and that we're going to go with those five as much as possible," said Huddleston. "But the kids on the bench know to be ready at all times because you never know what might happen. " What might and did happen Friday night was an injury - to Cardinals forward Craig Weiss. Into the fold stepped sub Dave Derr, and the Cards didn't miss a beat.
July 15, 1999 |
Hate crimes will continue in the months just before and after 2000. The perpetrators will be Christian, white men. The timing or location will be symbolically patriotic, such as the Independence Day weekend or a federal building. The target will be people who are not white or the government that is blamed for allowing them to become more prominent in the United States. The reason will be that the United States is not a country in which white, Christian male domination is assured.
April 17, 1992 |
Patrick Swayze, having presumably discovered the fleeting nature of being People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, has lately been trying to become something much more substantial - the Deepest Man Alive. It's all part of the actor's efforts to be taken more seriously by Hollywood, and it began last year with his role as a philosophizing surfer named Bodhisattva in "Point Break. " (Even in "Roadhouse," his bouncer character supposedly had a degree in philosophy from NYU.) The persistent Swayze sticks with the Eastern religion thing in "City of Joy. " He plays a self-doubting physician named Max Lowe who, torn apart after seeing a beloved patient die in his hands, chucks it all for a journey of spiritual discovery in Calcutta.
November 24, 1992 |
Doug Moe puts the 76ers on the floor tonight against one of several coaching proteges who are scattered throughout the NBA. Dan Issel in Denver played for Moe, as did George Karl in Seattle. But Charlotte's Allan Bristow is nearly a Moe clone as he pushes the Hornets toward contention in the Central Division. Bristow played three years for Moe in San Antonio and was an assistant coach under him in Denver for six years. He has Bill Hanzlik and T.R. Dunn on his coaching staff - two other former Nuggets who swear by Moe's free-lance basketball philosophy.
September 12, 1991 |
A controversial proposal that would require all Temple University undergraduates to take a course related to racism drew strong support yesterday from a racially mixed group of students and faculty members who testified at a campus hearing. Anika Trahan, a junior, said the proposed requirement would encourage more dialogue among students who come to the university from largely segregated neighborhoods. "They (white students) come from communities where they are never able to interact with black people," she said.
January 21, 1999 |
They came to hear an icon speak. And when she did, the message was as unequivocal as the voice that delivered it: "To abandon affirmative action would be like saying there is nothing more to be done about discrimination. " In an address that elicited peals of applause, shouts of support, and a standing ovation from an audience of 1,100 at Camden County College, Coretta Scott King, 71, invoked the past to impeach the present. The widow of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made clear her position on the struggle over the fate of affirmative action, and she made clear her position on what she called "partisan feuding" in Washington over the fate of President Clinton, who also made an appearance in the Philadelphia region yesterday.
July 11, 2002 |
Jaipaul, 74, of Delaware County, a longtime Philadelphia dealer in Indian art who recently made a major gift to the Allentown Art Museum, died of heart failure Friday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Jaipaul, who used only one name, operated a gallery in Center City for 20 years. Art dealing, from which he retired in 1997, was his third career. In his native India during the 1950s, he had been a functionary of the ruling Congress Party and a close associate of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.