April 8, 1997 |
Curt Schilling picked up the newspapers yesterday morning and read Mets righthander Pete Harnisch was physically unable to make his scheduled start Sunday against the Giants at 3Com Park. Harnisch told team officials he couldn't make his start because of the effects related to his quitting smokeless tobacco during spring training. The Mets placed him on the 15-day disabled list yesterday. The story was a double whammy for the Phillies' ace. One, Harnisch is a close friend from their days as Houston Astros teammates.
November 26, 1999 |
Debora Kodish had it all planned - up at 6 a.m., turkey in the oven by 8 a.m. Thanksgiving dinner would be on the table by the afternoon. It was not to be - exactly. But a double dose of power outages in a West Philadelphia neighborhood could not hold back Thanksgiving, as residents scrambled to make the most of their holiday. With the big turkey cooling off in the oven, Kodish and her husband had to take action. So they packed up Thanksgiving in cardboard boxes and Tupperware bowls and climbed in the car. Then, with two kids in tow, it was over the Schuylkill and through Center City to grandfather's apartment we go. "It was great," Kodish said after dinner there.
March 19, 1990 |
The silence of one hand clapping has greeted the big deficit-reduction bombshell dropped last week by House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dan Rostenkowski. You remember Rosty. He fills the television screen - very shrewd, very political, very Chicago. He was a ward committeeman in the 8th congressional district in Chicago when he was first elected to the House in 1958. He still keeps his local party post in a city where all politics is local. Rosty has it easy these days.
June 14, 2005 |
The Temple University student shot last week inside his off-campus apartment has died of his injury, police said yesterday. Bryan Yeshion, 21, of Doylestown, was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound to the neck at 1:32 a.m. Sunday at Temple University Hospital, investigators said. Police said he was shot around 12:15 p.m. Friday inside his third-floor apartment in the 1400 block of West Diamond Street in North Philadelphia. Investigators said it appeared Yeshion had been shot during an argument.
June 30, 1997 |
After pitching a complete game against Pittsburgh April 21, Curt Schilling swore off strikeouts. Said he was going cold turkey. His new plan, he said, was to rely on his defense and throw fewer pitches. That plan disappeared quicker than the Phillies lead in the sixth inning yesterday. Schilling has pitched a total of 12 2/3 innings in his last two starts while striking out 25. He leads the National League with 151. This isn't necessarily a good thing, however. For example, he gave up 16 home runs in 183 1/3 innings all last year.
April 8, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I need some advice about quitting smoking. I am the father of an only child and husband to a wonderful wife. But for some reason, I have not been able to find the motivation to quit. I know smoking is bad for my health, and I don't want to endanger my child's health any longer. I have tried the gum, the patch, and even prescription meds. My willpower just isn't strong, and I can't quit, no matter what I try. I need the right inspiration. Can you help me stop this nasty habit?
July 24, 1995 |
Steve Joseph of Voorhees, an attorney and real estate developer, started smoking at 16. By 38, he had been through hypnosis, two nicotine patches, acupuncture, one heart attack, and a close call with death. On the way home from the hospital after the heart attack, he stopped off at a convenience store to pick up . . . a pack of cigarettes. "I couldn't wait to smoke again," he said. He continued to go through two packs a day. Then February 6 arrived. "I had a pain, and I went to the hospital, had a quadrupal bypass, and lived to tell about it," Joseph, 41, recalled.
November 22, 1989 |
Inside the Smokers Choice tobacco shop Thursday, clean, sweet-smelling air filled the aisles of cigarette cartons. Owner Nick Trub spent most of his day behind the bulletproof window cashing paychecks at the store, 9961 Bustleton Ave. His employees stood around arranging packs of cigarettes, tobacco pouches, pipes and cigars. Business, it seems, was rather lousy on this day of the 13th annual Great American Smokeout, when smokers were to trade in their butts for candy and gum in an effort to kick the habit.
June 4, 1997 |
Inside the CoreStates Center last night, the adjectives were flying faster than Flyers skates. The brutal thing is the Philadelphia fans weren't cursing the Detroit Red Wings - or even the enemy fans brave enough to invade Flyers territory in blood-red jerseys. They were cursing the home team. Yes, Wings fans got the typical City-of-Brotherly-Love welcome - they were elbowed, spit at, jeered at, beered at. But as some Detroit hockey fans pointed out, by game's end, Flyers fans were probably cheering more for the little Zamboni from Detroit.
February 1, 1994 |
WHAT COULD BE WORSE? NO CHOCOLATES? NO CARDS? If you wait for Valentine's Day to stop and smell the roses, there may be a thorny problem - no roses. A freeze late last year in Colombia, which exports about 55 percent of all cut roses sold in the United States, makes the possibility of a rose shortage "very real," according to Roses Inc., a Haslett, Mich., trade association for U.S. and Canadian greenhouse rose growers. "Some major Colombian producers have been sending communiques saying they may not be able to fill orders and they should start looking for alternative sources," a spokesman said.