August 1, 1997 |
Beverly Wines' father did not quite share her enthusiasm when she returned home from high school one day and proudly announced that she had just been voted the "class humorist. " "You know what that means, don't you?" she quoted him as saying. "That means you're the class clown, the class jerk. " The young woman was not discouraged. "Well, I was still pretty happy," she said. "I mean, there were 400 in my class. " And so Beverly Wines went on to become Pudgy! That's right, Pudgy!
October 30, 2009 |
Kids can enjoy a special treat on Halloween morning as ArtsPower returns with the children's production Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Class Clown, at the Keswick Theatre. The production at 11 a.m. is based on the Jigsaw children's book series by author James Preller. The plot is based on middle- school student Athena Lorenzo, who has been slimed and doesn't think it's very funny. Someone in Mrs. Gleason's class has been playing practical jokes. It's up to junior sleuth Theodore "Jigsaw" Jones and his trusty assistant, Mila, to crack the case.
March 14, 1993 |
Author Joanna Hurwitz fields questions from third graders at the Tawanka Elementary School in Middletown during a recent visit. The author of children's books addressed two assembly programs at the school on the art of writing, then visited individual classrooms for discussion. Among her books, which deal with the everyday lives of children, are "Class Clown" and "Russell Sprouts".
September 9, 1988 |
Sister Theresa's "class clown" is absent today. Her memory, however, is present. So chances are that when Sister Theresa's sixth-graders reported for the first day of school this morning at Ascension of Our Lord School, F Street and Westmoreland Avenue, they paused for a moment and said a few prayers for their absent classmate who liked to make people laugh. For almost a month now, Dawn Holloran, 11, has been lying in a coma in the intensive-care unit of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
November 2, 2000 |
If all the issues in the current campaign, four stand out: The makeup of the Supreme Court, Social Security and Medicare, education and the economy. The next president will make two, and perhaps three or more, appointments to the Supreme Court. That could set the tone of the court for many years beyond that president's term. George Bush has said that he most admires Justices Scalia and Thomas. Thomas has shown himself to be little more than a clone of Scalia. Does the nation really want a court that reflects the views of the far right in such areas as civil rights and abortion?
May 22, 1989 |
There'll be something funny going on at International House. It's laughter, pure unadulterated belly laughs. And chuckling, snorting, gasping . . . nonstop. Comic/juggler/acrobat/mime/dog Fred Garbo, a one-man Marx Brothers, launches his act Wednesday as part of the five-day Philadelphia International Theatre Festival for Children at the University of Pennsylvania. The festival is one of the theatrical highlights of the season. Garbo's shtick is first and foremost 50 minutes of pure fooling around, from bungled unicycle riding to simple juggling and clowning.
February 6, 1999 |
William T. "Bill" Naulty, 67, a salesman and storyteller, died Wednesday at Virtua-West Jersey Hospital Camden from emphysema. An Audubon resident since his early childhood, he was born in Mount Ephraim. Mr. Naulty was a real estate broker for nearly a decade before becoming ill about nine years ago. He worked in sales throughout his career. He was a Korean War Marine Corps veteran, serving in Japan and in the Mediterranean. A red-haired Irishman, Mr. Naulty was known more for his storytelling, his great Irish wit, and his ability to bring a smile to the faces of his many friends, said Mary Ann Naulty, his wife of 46 years and a longtime Inquirer advertising representative in the South Jersey office.
July 18, 1997 |
Mike Kollmansberger was such a smart aleck as a teenager, his mother used to dread going to parent-teacher conferences at Cherry Hill East. "A lot of his teachers would tell me he has an attitude problem or that he talks back too much," said Doris Black. "Apparently, they didn't get his sense of humor. " But now, Mom is proud to say, her son has found something else to do with his sixth sense besides annoy his teachers. Kollmansberger is a comedian, performing weekly in top-name clubs in New York City and around the country.
August 28, 1996 |
When Rob Crozier began his sophomore year at Truman, the Tigers were coming off another winless season, and for Crozier, playing the game was mainly for fun. Winning hardly ever happened, so it couldn't be expected. How things have changed. Crozier is now a senior, and Truman has become a respected program. It is coming off a surprising 7-4 season, its first winning year since Delhaas and Woodrow Wilson merged to form the school in 1981. Football remains fun, but there's more on the line now. And nobody epitomizes the sharp maturation in the Truman football program better than Crozier.
August 27, 1999 |
Eighteen years ago, sixth-grader Jamie Kennedy ("Scream," "As Good as It Gets," "Enemy of the State") was munching on popcorn in Upper Darby's Terminal movie theater while watching Eddie Murphy on the big screen. "I saw him in '48 Hours' and I thought he was really funny," said Kennedy. "But I never dreamt that some day I would get to work with him. " These days, however, Kennedy and Murphy are sharing scenes in movie theaters across the nation. In his most recent role, Kennedy works side by side with Murphy and Steve Martin in "Bowfinger," playing Martin's sidekick Dave, who assists him in making an unconventional film.