March 20, 1995 |
Neighborhood gangs paint the walls in University City High School with graffiti, marking their turf inside the school. Students fight at any provocation. The adults in the school aren't lagging behind. Backbiting and shouting matches among staffers intensify every day. While the school is coming off wins as the city's public high school boys' and girls' basketball champions, its triumph is tarnished by the chaos that rules the day at University City. And despite repeated visits from School District honchos and city officials, bedlam continues.
June 18, 1994 |
Today, government means the delivery of benefits to the entitled, paid for by the overburdened. Too often, we as a society believe government owes us something, but we don't want to pay for it. How distant seems John F. Kennedy's appeal for a citizenry mindful of what it can do for its country. As a whole, these changes have produced a political system disengaged from the people, and a people disengaged from issues and politics. We are left with a political system that cannot lead and a public that cannot and will not follow.
December 1, 2011
Hammonton can pass. The Blue Devils have a strong-armed quarterback in 6-foot-3 junior Christian Mortellite. It's just that Hammonton, like most high school teams, prefers to pass on its own terms - as a change of pace, and in play-action situations. Timber Creek's defense wants to force Hammonton into long-yardage situations so the Chargers can unleash a pass rush that features tackle Greg Webb and ends Dajuan Drennon and Myles Nash. The key to this game could be the battle between Hammonton's synchronized, wing-T offense and Timber Creek's sturdy run defense.
April 21, 2016 |
Visiting justices from Canada's high court sat in on Monday's immigration arguments before the Supreme Court - and after their 90-minute education in the current state of American jurisprudence, our neighbors to the north would be forgiven if they had fantasies of building a border wall of their own. The Senate's refusal to confirm a replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia has left the U.S. high court evenly split and increasingly paralyzed....
February 20, 2004 |
Amid the suburban landscape of Riverside in Burlington County, there is, indeed, serenity. It began as a do-it-yourself project, initiated by my friends, Debbie and Sean, who were motivated to create a placid setting devoid of chaos and the concerns of the world surrounding them. Captivated by the mountains in West Almond, N.Y., which are a frequent camping destination for this family, myself included, Debbie and Sean created a backyard that brought back the sounds and smells of camp.
April 23, 2010 |
Finish this sentence: If you give a mouse a cookie. . . . Many Americans with children or grandchildren born since 1985 - and, most likely, the children themselves - know the answer. Obviously, the mouse will want a glass of milk, his demands will increase according to his erratic whims, and all manner of chaos will break out. The Arden Theatre is quite pleased to bring some of that chaos from the page to the stage with Jody Davidson's adaptation of Laura Joffe Numeroff's ubiquitous picture book.
July 18, 2008 |
DESPITE FIERCE competition from a colorful Rogues Gallery that is arguably the best in comics, The Joker will continue to stand alone as Batman's No. 1 adversary. "That seems to be the case," said Image Comics' Erik Larsen. "Not for any thematic reason - he's not a mirror image of Batman or any of that nonsense - it's more a sense of him being the coolest character of the lot. " "No doubt," said 12 Gauge Comics' Keven Gardner. "Batman is order and The Joker lives to create chaos.
August 5, 2011 |
Man Man don't so much create order out of chaos as harness chaos' power in the service of euphoria. Singer Ryan Kattner, a.k.a. Honus Honus, calls it "structured chaos," and the Philadelphia band's live shows are notorious for creating visceral, communal experiences. "I think that connection [with the audience], for us, is a mission statement and is really important," Kattner says from Los Angeles, where he was working on a video for the album Life Fantastic 's "Piranhas Club.
February 8, 2001
Like some unfailing karmic process, chaos follows calamity in India. Over the past week and more, the country has repeatedly been told that it is well nigh impossible to predict an earthquake. Fair enough - but whatever happened to the crisis management drill? [Throughout the crisis,] information has been slow to flow. Till early afternoon on January 26, the government was talking of "200-odd people" having died. . . . The National Centre for Calamity Management, which should have become the nodal agency within minutes of the seismic storm, is a body that exists only in policy proposals.
March 25, 2005 |
The bombed-out mega-manse that gives the documentary Gunner Palace its name belonged to Saddam Hussein's son Uday in the days before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Once a shining monument of Elvis-like excess, now ransacked and rubbled, the Hussein compound became the home base for the 2/3 Field Artillery, the Army unit known familiarly as the "Gunners. " In September 2003, four months after President Bush declared an end to "major combat" in Iraq, filmmaker Mike Tucker settled in with the soldiers, riding along on patrol, ducking for cover when bullets flew.