May 14, 2010 |
Staff writer Bill Ordine may write the Friday column on the world of wagering, The Smart Money, but it's his 91-year old aunt, Ann Pannulla, of Oreland, who has a winning Kentucky Derby trifecta ticket for $2,337.40 after boxing Super Saver, Ice Box and Paddy O'Prado two weeks ago. Here are our experts' picks for Saturday's Preakness. Lookin at Lucky Super Saver Jackson Bend Super Saver Paddy O'Prado Schoolyard Dreams
January 30, 1997 |
Chalk up another fine performance and another victory to Andy Moog, the NHL's top career winner among active goaltenders. Moog gained his 364th career victory with a 25-save performance as the Dallas Stars beat the visiting Anaheim Mighty Ducks, 3-1, last night. "I thought we had a lot of pressure in the first two periods, but Andy Moog was outstanding," Mighty Ducks coach Ron Wilson said. "Then in the third period, we couldn't get anything going. It was a combination of their defense and we were out of gas. " The Dallas defensemen contributed a goal and three assists while holding the Mighty Ducks' high-scoring duo of Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne without a point.
August 19, 2012 |
Connor Logan's schedule for Wednesday was packed - go to court for drawing chalk figures on a street in Doylestown Borough, then head off to college for freshman year. Now, all he's got is a seven-hour drive to Penn State Erie. Borough police withdrew their charges of criminal mischief against Logan, 18, of Doylestown Township, and a 17-year-old friend from the borough, after reviewing the case, Lt. Patrick Penecale said Friday. The two young men were given tickets after an officer came across them drawing figures of sea turtles and a whale on North Clinton Avenue.
August 21, 1990 |
David H. Gehman, 80, a chalk artist who mesmerized audiences across the state as he drew large, colorful images of Jesus's Resurrection and other religious scenes, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Shillington, Berks County. For the last 30 years, Mr. Gehman, a former carpenter, traveled to churches, Masonic halls and Rotary Clubs to deliver a spiritual message with pastel and fluorescent chalks. Mr. Gehman usually took about 35 minutes to finish a 40-by-54-inch drawing of the Resurrection on heavy gray paper.
November 5, 1987 |
What was billed as the hottest race in Haverford Township cooled as Election Day progressed, and incumbent Republican John Genthert soundly defeated Karl H. Freas, a former commissioner hoping to regain his First Ward seat. In an unofficial count, Genthert had 1,446 more votes than Freas, who tallied 933. It was the second time the two candidates have clashed. In 1983, Genthert skimmed by Freas by 71 votes. The closest race, it turned out, was in the Fifth Ward, where former township solicitor Kenneth Clouse defeated his Democratic opponent Denzil Turton by 412 votes, 938 to 526. In three other contests, Republicans trounced opponents by wide margins, bringing joy to the heart of township Republican leader Joseph Kelly, who is both a township and a Delaware County commissioner.
February 23, 2012 |
If it was a joke, it went over like a lead balloon. Women's groups and activists were riled this week after a watering hole on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia recently put up a sign in its window. "I like my beer like I like my violence... Domestic," it read, neatly handprinted in colored chalk at Smith's Restaurant and Lounge on S. 19th Street. It didn't take long for Philadelphia's community activists to assail the restaurant and condemn the sign as being in bad taste.
August 12, 2012 |
Chalk it up as a learning experience. Two Bucks County teenagers were ticketed this week for criminal mischief when they were allegedly caught drawing chalk figures of sea turtles and a whale on a Doylestown Borough street. Connor Logan, 18, of Doylestown Township, and a 17-year old Doylestown Borough boy were drawing the figures with white chalk on North Clinton Avenue near Wood Street just before midnight Tuesday, borough police said Friday. Officer Bryan Pullar came across the teenagers and wrote the tickets, Police Chief James Donnelly said.
August 17, 2012
Doylestown police said Thursday that they had dropped charges against two teens who doodled on the street with chalk. Police Chief James Donnelly said that the drawings did not break the law, the Doylestown Intelligencer reported. He said Thursday that offending images would have to be "indelible and financially costly to remove. " Police had issued citations to Connor Logan, 18, and a 17-year-old friend this month for drawing a whale and sea turtles on a street downtown. Logan said he found the chalk in a parking lot and thought the drawings were "harmless.
June 10, 2003 |
I can't say that I was completely disappointed as the driving rain threatened to cancel my kids' ball games the other night. Scheduled as the game was to compete against the American Idol finale, even a good parent must occasionally make choices. It wasn't only the face-off between Ruben and Clay that I looked forward to. I also savored a night free of watching softball on a cold, rainy evening at a field in another township. I longingly imagined an evening free of carpooling my three kids in three different directions.