October 21, 1988 |
While working on a school library project, Richie, the adolescent protagonist of the youth novel Upchuck Summer, browses among the books looking for one to explain human anatomy and the changes in his own body. Nothing he can find makes any sense to him - either the words are too big or the explanations just don't make sense. Now, just as the fictitious Richie failed to find any pertinent books at his library, the students at Winslow Elementary School No. 4 can no longer find Upchuck Summer in their library.
March 13, 1986 |
Candidates have filed to challenge incumbent members of the Republican committee of East Whiteland Township in balloting in the May 20 primary. There rarely have been challenges to the Republican leadership in the township in recent years. The deadline to file petitions with the Chester County elections board was Tuesday, and 18 people filed for the 12 positions. A committeeman and a committeewoman are elected from each of six precincts. There are no contests in the Democratic committee election, where there are no candidates in four of the six precincts.
June 19, 2012 |
Chillin' Wit' is a regular feature of the Daily News spotlighting a name in the news away from the job. JOHNNY DOC is waiting for a challenge. "It's up in the air," he says. "If anyone challenges me to run, I'll run. " John J. Dougherty, the business manager for Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, isn't talking about running for political office — not on this day, anyway. It's Sunday, and he's talking about actually running in the Gary Papa Father's Day Run to raise awareness for prostate cancer.
April 23, 2010
Al-Qaeda has deep ranks I have lost count of the times I have read headlines in many publications since 9/11 of important al-Qaeda leaders being killed with the implication that this is something that is going to incapacitate them ("Al-Qaeda in Iraq leaders killed," Tuesday). Are we readers supposed to be gullible enough to believe that al-Qaeda does not have the resources to quickly and easily replace these people? That is just silly journalism. Not to mention the many cases when these stories appear and in a few weeks we see published pictures of the individuals who were supposed to have been killed, but weren't.
July 13, 2009 |
A charismatic 13-year-old with a great sense of humor, Justin delights in making people laugh. He's friendly, polite, and well-mannered, and his outgoing personality draws people to him. He has many friends. A video-game enthusiast, he enjoys challenging other youngsters to beat his scores. Justin has abundant energy, which he channels into playing football and soccer, and running. An intelligent teenager, Justin receives special-education services in school that help him to be very productive.
December 23, 2005
Thank you for your story on the decrepit schools in Philadelphia and your focus on Joshua Kulda, an admirable 10-year- old child with cerebral palsy (Dec. 19). As the owner of a business focused on accessible solutions and the father of a 7 year-old child with cerebral palsy, I was appalled and saddened by what Joshua must endure each day, including being fearful of being left behind during fire drills. I also was impressed with Joshua's mother and her personal dedication to improving her son's school.
November 26, 1996 |
Jeff Myers won't do it. He won't sit around on an idle afternoon speaking proudly of his accomplishments at Drexel, choosing instead to focus on the challenges to come. His most immediate goals are to help the Dragons win 20 games and return to the NCAA tournament, and to have success similar to that of last year, when he helped the team gain its first NCAA tournament victory ever, an upset of Memphis in the opening round. But the other challenges are just as important. Myers is on schedule to graduate in May with a degree in accounting.
December 19, 2005 |
A bundle of energy, Jaliqua, 11, delights in playing outside with her friends, riding her bike, and just running around. She is affectionate and very helpful in her foster home. She is in an age-appropriate grade in a regular educational setting. Although she is intelligent, she has difficulty focusing her attention, and that sometimes keeps her from reaching her academic potential. Jaliqua and her younger brother, Jacob, 10, live together in the same foster placement. They both enjoy going to church and singing in the youth choir.
January 20, 2012 |
JOHN BUTLER feels a bit like a late-filing candidate for public office, on the campaign trail with election day coming up soon. It is an incredibly busy time, filled with long hours of meeting and greeting voters who haven't quite made their minds up about the message he's trying to put out as persuasively as possible. In this instance, however, the electorate is comprised of a bunch of athletically gifted 18-year-olds. They must decide whether Butler and the other new members of first-year coach Bill O'Brien's Penn State staff have the right stuff to not only retain those recruits who verbally committed to the recently deposed regime, but to lure any fence-sitters.
April 25, 2000
A version of this editorial appeared in some editions of Sunday's Inquirer. On some Philadelphia streets, drug-infested buildings, rusted car hulks, trash-strewn lots and graffiti-scarred walls give off the scent of chaos. To beat back the disorder - as has been done to a degree on graffiti and, now, abandoned cars - requires good planning, iron will and strong management. The strong report on blight elimination released last week by Mayor Street's transition team makes it plain that the city's efforts need better strategy, better structure - and more money.