January 23, 1992 |
"We must liberate the electoral process from the tyranny of the campaign dollar. " ". . . We must close the loopholes that allow special interests to throw their money around. " ". . . We must select our judges on the basis of what they know instead of who they know. " There was lots of fife-and-drum, good-government stuff yesterday in Gov. Casey's State of the Commonwealth address. The question is, were his declarations worthy of a brass plaque, or were they merely boilerplate?
March 21, 1992 |
Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk angrily warned yesterday that the Commonwealth of Independent States was "doomed" unless Russia stopped trying to dominate the fledgling organization. Speaking at the end of the third summit of commonwealth leaders, Kravchuk sarcastically criticized Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin and accused Russia of wanting to be the sole successor to the former Soviet Union. Throughout the day, Kravchuk and other Ukrainian officials indicated that Ukraine, with a population of about 52 million, might soon pull out of the commonwealth, a move that would seriously weaken or kill the alliance that replaced the U.S.S.
August 15, 2014 |
NO ONE in court yesterday disputed that, when Philly cops stopped Khristen Jones' car on April 1, they found more than 496 grams of marijuana worth $4,940, nearly $5,600 in cash, a drug scale, a gun holster and drug-dealing paraphernalia. With all that evidence, it would seem that the District Attorney's Office would have no problem securing a conviction and prison sentence for Jones, 37, of Woodlyn, Delaware County. Instead, Assistant D.A. Geremy Johnson agreed with defense lawyer Lonny Fish to drop a felony drug-dealing charge and let Jones plead no contest to a misdemeanor possession charge.
August 27, 2010
Applebrook's Catherine Elliott used a tournament-best 74 to capture the Women's Golf Association of Philadelphia's 104th Stroke Play Championship on Thursday at Manufacturers Golf and Country Club. Elliott, tied for sixth place after the first day of the 36-hole competition, overtook 18-hole leaders Marji Goldman and Kerry Rutan of the Philadelphia Cricket Club to post a two-day total of 155. Elliott won by a stroke and claimed the Mary Thayer Farnum Cup. Elliott, who helped Penn win the Ivy League title this spring, also claimed the WGAP's Silver Cross, which is awarded to the player with the lowest combined scores from the Farnum Cup and the qualifying round of the Amateur Championship.
September 10, 2012 |
The Berean Institute has been evicted from its landmark building in North Philadelphia. The historic school, which was founded in 1899 to provide job training to African-Americans, has been ordered to "quit, vacate and remove all belongings" from the state-owned building at 19th Street and Girard Avenue by Friday, according to a letter dated Sept. 6, 2012 from the state Office of the General Counsel. The letter was addressed to Dr. Lorraine Poole-Naranjo, president of the Berean Institute, who said Monday afternoon that the school will move to a new location.
December 9, 1991 |
The leaders of the powerful Slavic republics of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus officially declared the Soviet Union dead yesterday and signed a historic agreement creating a commonwealth of their three independent states. "We, the republics of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, as the founding states of the U.S.S.R., state that the U.S.S.R. as a subject of international law and geopolitical reality ceases to exist," said the agreement signed by the presidents and prime ministers of the three republics.
January 13, 1986
I agree 100 percent with Harold J. Weigand's column of Jan. 4, "Go easy on that center," relative to the city's plans for a convention center. The City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania should not use our tax dollars for a project of questionable necessity; and the proposed location is ludicrous. L.W. Born Jr. Philadelphia.
June 7, 2012
Golf Association of Phila. SENIOR FOUR-BALL STROKE PLAY At Heidelberg; par 70. Gross Division Mark Leaman, Honeybrook; Marlin Detweiler, Lancaster. . . 65 Tom Borsello, White Clay Creek; Mike Domenick, Phoenixville. . . 67 Mark Walker; Kenneth Zimmer; Laurel Creek. . . 67 Don Donatoni, White Manor; Michael Rose, Talamore. . . 67 Carl Everett, Merion; Neil McDermott, Llanerch. . . 69 Richard Lownes; James Muller, Manufacturers.
June 4, 2000
Pennsylvania calls itself a commonwealth. But often it acts as if that title is a cynical joke - never more so than when it gets to squabbling over what it owes its schoolchildren. As you may have heard, the latest installment of "cry wolf" by the city schools has ended, as usual, not with the threatened padlocking of empty-pocketed schools. No, it ended with some typical fiscal abracadabra by state and city officials that delays the day of reckoning for another year. (The money woes are real; it's just the threats that aren't.