July 5, 1998 |
Naskra's de Light squeezed through a small opening along the rail in the stretch and caught pacesetting House Virgin in the final yards to capture yesterday's $100,000 Christiana Stakes by a head at Delaware Park. Shires Ende, the 2-1 favorite in the field of seven 3-year-old fillies, finished third, one length farther back, with Mudslinger fourth. Naskra's de Light, based at Belmont, is owned by Daniel Monosson and is trained by Richard O'Connell. The daughter of top sprinter Star de Naskra raced the 1 1/8 miles over a firm turf course in 1 minute , 49 4/5 seconds and paid $7.60 to win, topping a $39.80 exacta.
March 5, 1997 |
Dressed for the occasion, Laurel Goslin, 16, walks hand in hand with sister Juliana and carries another sister, Christiana, at the Philadelphia Flower Show at the Convention Center.
September 26, 1988 |
How does a city celebrate Puerto Rican pride? Yesterday, during the 25th annual Puerto Rican Week Festival parade, Carlitto Rodriguez and his sister Christiana did a bit of flag-waving; and Antionia Ngo, with her son, Steven, rode on a float sponsored by the Hispanic Heritage Committee. Despite the weather, about 4,000 people marched in the parade, which featured salsa king Tito Puente.
October 26, 2003 |
Greg Farrow is getting smarter as he gets older. After wrapping up his first player-of-the-year award in the Philadelphia section of the PGA last week, the 52-year-old Farrow explained how a senior beat the younger pros for the section's most prestigious honor. "I picked the best sport to play because you can play forever," Farrow said. "As you get older, your putting can get better, your course management can get better, and I may even have outsmarted most of these guys. " Farrow, the director of golf at Deerwood Country Club in Westampton, Burlington County, put together a hot stretch of midsummer golf when he won the Conestoga Classic, the Burlington Classic, the Plymouth Classic and the New Jersey State Open.
June 16, 1991 |
The Octorara school board expects tomorrow to adopt a 1991-92 budget of $15.4 million. The total is $100,000 less than the budget tentatively adopted last month. But real-estate taxpayers will only get a $20,000 break. The remaining $80,000 is a cut on paper, having to do with the complicated financing of special education, school board President John W. Hagen said Wednesday. An unexpected 20 percent increase in earned-income tax revenues will reduce the burden for property owners, according to school officials.
July 20, 1989 |
The Octorara Area school board hired a new elementary school principal Monday amid criticism from residents over administrators' salaries. William Jordan, the new principal of Octorara Elementary School, will be paid $41,500. A resident of Camp Hill, he was an assistant principal in the South Eastern School District. He will replace Karen Brofee, who was promoted to the new position of director of curriculum and instruction. "You told us it would cost $40,000 to replace Karen Brofee, but it's already up to $49,500," complained Charles Smallwood, a Christiana resident, noting that the district also hired a part-time secretary for Brofee at a salary of $8,000.
January 29, 1989 |
PENNSBURY A sketch plan for a four-lot subdivision of the former Bair property along Route 52 was presented to the township Planning Commission on Monday by Rene Leger. His plans call for developing the tract under the lot-averaging provisions of the township's zoning ordinance. The commission recommended that the preliminary plans show a single entrance to the tract from Route 52 and extension of the nearby Chester Water Authority line to service the development. The commission also reviewed a preliminary landscape design plan for the Chadds Ford Baptist Church whose new building will be constructed on a 7.8- acre site on the north side of Route 1 east of Brintons Bridge Road.
June 12, 2003 |
Talamore's John Spina had four birdies and a bogey in a 3-under-par round of 69 at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club yesterday and captured the top prize at the Philadelphia PGA's 27th annual Variety Club Tournament of Champions. Spina had a two-day total of 7-under 137 in a field of 44 area professionals, edging Aronimink's Jim Masserio and Talamore's Bill Sautter by 1 stroke to claim the $6,500 first-place check. The results John Spina, Talamore at Oak Terrace. . . 68-69?137 Jim Masserio, Aronimink.
December 30, 1997 |
Tennis star Martina Hingis, voted as the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year yesterday, survived a spill off a horse in January to win the Australian Open, reached the French Open final after an amazingly quick recovery from knee surgery following a fall from another horse, then captured Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. Hingis easily outdistanced golfer Annika Sorenstam, soccer player Mia Hamm and basketball player Chamique Holdsclaw in voting by sports writers and broadcasters around the country.
August 2, 2011 |
HARRISBURG - In a time when budget cuts and debt ceilings may make government-spending decisions seem ever more impenetrable, the State of Pennsylvania wants to make it easier for taxpayers to monitor how their tax dollars are being spent. Starting in 2013, individuals will be able to search a single online database to see what the state pays their senator's secretary, or the amount spent to repave a highway, which agency spent it, and who beat out their brother's construction firm for the contract.