September 25, 1998
With your sons and daughters, you are leaving the most precious of your gifts. We understand that and take that responsibility most seriously. They come as maturing adults, and they will leave in four years as men and women prepared for the next phase and challenges of their lives, and - who knows? - get a job and maybe move out of the house. Nicholas Giordano Interim president of La Salle University Speaking to the parents of La Salle's freshman class
May 22, 2014
Once a cradle of democracy, Pennsylvania now seems more likely to be its retirement home. The commonwealth has consistently resisted trends toward greater participation while maintaining and perfecting obstacles to government by the people. Nevertheless, many of those who could take part in Tuesday's election enjoyed a meaningful choice. That's a testament to the democratic spirit of the candidates and, let's hope, the voters. Pennsylvania's legislators have been loath to encourage participation with such increasingly common conveniences as early voting - whether by mail or extended polling hours - or progressive reforms such as open primary elections.
May 8, 2006 |
Brian is an intelligent, energetic, adorable 10-year-old with an engaging smile. An affectionate child, he enjoys attention. When he is not playing with his beloved toy cars and trucks, Brian indulges in a variety of activities including playing baseball, basketball and soccer, riding his bike and being with his friends. He likes to draw and expresses his creativity in his artwork. He also is a good chess player. Due to behavioral challenges, Brian is enrolled in a special education classroom.
August 13, 2011 |
WELL, THAT was quick. Four city political hopefuls yesterday watched their campaigns end well short of the finish line. The departed included: * Jim Foster, a Germantown newspaper publisher who was running as an independent for City Council in the 8th Councilmanic District. Common Pleas Judge Allan Tereshko ruled that Foster didn't have enough valid signatures on his nominating petition. Foster's two opponents - Green Party candidate Brian Rudnick and Democrat Cindy Bass - had filed challenges against him. Foster had also filed a challenge against Rudnick, noting that he had not been officially endorsed by the Green Party.
January 31, 2015 |
Mayor Nutter, with a nod to the candidates running to succeed him, on Thursday laid out for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce a seven-year history of measured accomplishments and continuing challenges. Nutter's walk-on music - "Run This Town" by Jay-Z and Rihanna - served as a reminder that he holds the office for an additional 11 months. The two-term mayor used his final annual chamber address to tout economic development, citing $8.5 billion in construction projects completed, underway, or announced in the last year.
May 18, 2013 |
Gov. Corbett urged Villanova Law School graduates Friday to embody the passion of Abraham Lincoln and the integrity of Sir Thomas More as they embark on their careers. At the school's commencement, Corbett praised those men, both lawyers, for standing up for what they believed in though it ultimately cost them their lives. Both "chose honor over convenience," Corbett told 233 graduates and their friends and family at Villanova's Pavilion. Corbett, who was state attorney general and had a private practice for many years before becoming governor, gave a short speech exhorting the graduates to work hard, act ethically, think logically, and always look at the facts.
May 22, 1986 |
All incumbents on the East Whiteland Republican Committee were winners in the face of challenges in the primary election Tuesday. Three of the township's six election districts had contests. The challengers had called for better representation by the township GOP committee and better use of party funds for Republican purposes. The unofficial results made available by the Chester County Republican Committee were: District 2 - William Blackburn defeated Frederick Hoopes, and Bonnie McQuiston defeated Paula Kocher.
September 28, 1988 |
If you think book banning occurs only in Bible-belt states and fascist countries, the Camden County College library has some surprises for you. The Blackwood campus is celebrating National Banned Books Week with displays, films and a crossword puzzle contest to test the public's knowledge of literary censorship. "We wanted students to have more information about the freedom to read," college spokeswoman Diane Holtzman said. "We wanted to make people aware of what is being banned today and what was banned years ago to create an appreciation for the freedom to read.
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.