June 20, 1986
The American Jewry need to be more concerned about Israel spying against United States and less about Kurt Waldheim's election as president of Austria. S. Mahallati Philadelphia.
October 21, 1996 |
Representatives from various community and religious groups, as well as children from around the area, came together yesterday for an interfaith prayer service at Congregation Rodeph Shalom on North Broad Street. The event marked the fifth annual National Observance of Children's Sabbaths, which unites congregations of many faiths across the country in their common concern for children. The theme of the observance, sponsored by the Children's Defense Fund, was "Hope for the Children: Pray, Speak Out and Act. "
April 21, 2005
DOES anybody care about the little guy? The guy who's just getting by, paycheck to paycheck, trying to make ends meet? I don't think so. He's paying higher prices for cars, appliances and other necessities. Huge amounts of interest on a variety of loans, including his mortgage. I'm sure predatory-lender lobbyists are at this very moment pushing a bill making pay-day lending in Philadelphia legal at an annual rate of 450 percent and higher! Some even as high as 900 percent.
October 3, 2010
The Phillies, through Friday, had scored three or fewer runs in 75 games this season, which is by far the most during manager Charlie Manuel's six seasons as manager. The good news for the Phillies is that they were better than ever at winning games when they scored three or fewer runs, going 24-51 in those games. Here's a season-by-season breakdown of that statistic during Manuel's tenure as manager: - Bob Brookover 2005 13 18 20 9 60 11-49 2006 21 20 10 3 54 8-41 2007 20 14 8 3 45 4-41 2008 23 20 8 8 59 12-47 2009 20 17 13 7 57 10-47 2010 24 17 23 11 75 24-51
March 9, 1989 |
A Navy officer has warned the Horsham Township Planning Commission that approving plans for an office complex near the flight path of jets at the Naval Air Station in Willow Grove would be potentially dangerous. Lt. Cmdr. Michael J. Zook pleaded with the commission for several minutes Tuesday night before the members endorsed the final plans submitted by Clifford Zimmerman, construction manager of Pitcairn Properties. The vote was 4-2. Pitcairn Properties of Jenkintown wants to build a 110,000-square-foot, three-story office complex on 10 acres at 300 Horsham Rd. The property is part of a 54-acre tract near the station and owned by the Friends' Committee since the mid-1700s.
April 9, 1992 |
The Council Rock school board approved a new three-year, multimillion dollar bus contract with Laidlaw Inc. at its meeting Monday night, but the way the board negotiated the contract did not sit well with some taxpayers. "I'm uncomfortable seeing that this is on this (agenda) without open discussion of who will pay the bill," said Marilyn Larson of Newtown. Larson said she was concerned that the board, by becoming "locked in" to a three-year contract, would limit its options when considering other spending needs.
December 25, 1986 |
December 25th has been a very special day for a very long time. When the 1985-86 NBA schedule was released, the day became even more special to those who have watched the 76ers over the years. For weeks, this day has been discussed by basketball fans. Theories have been offered, bets have been made. As today drew closer, the question was being asked with more frequency: "What do you think is going to happen when big Mo comes to town?" For hoop connoisseurs, it is a tasty morsel on the league docket.
February 23, 1989 |
East Whiteland Township Planning Commission members voiced concerns this week about the entrances, exits and internal traffic patterns planned for Westgate Plaza Shopping Center and the Great Valley Corporate Center East. Planning Commission Chairman Ronald Knabb said the main concern at Westgate Plaza was a proposed loading bay for part of the shopping complex. Tractor- trailer trucks would have to maneuver in a 20-foot-wide area and back up into a blind corner, he said. Knabb, at a planning meeting Monday, said that a 60-foot area was needed and that the blind corner posed a danger.
December 5, 1995 |
Amid the chaos of the Eagles' special teams this season, there have been two constants - punter Tom Hutton and kicker Gary Anderson. Lately, though, one of them has been missing - Anderson's reliable kicking. He was wide left Sunday on a 32-yard field goal against the Seattle Seahawks. Anderson's latest miss means that he is now 1 of 4 in field-goal attempts over his last four games. His previous field-goal attempt, a 41-yarder against the Redskins, was wide right. "It's a concern," Eagles coach Ray Rhodes said yesterday.