April 21, 1988 |
The popularity of the compact disc has prompted a rush to reissue material that appeals to the baby-boom rock fans who are the medium's primary pop consumers. For the record industry, the recycling of older material is akin to found money, in that the original production cost has long been amortized and the remastering of an analog tape for a single compact disc costs a scant $5,000. Crossroads, an exhaustive compilation (five LPs or cassettes, four CDs) chronicling the career of Eric Clapton, keynotes a related trend toward lavish reissues that cover the giants of rock and roll.
February 14, 1993 |
The Exton crossroads, Chester County's merchandising magnet, has pulled in not one but five proposals to build "big box" retail stores. Plans have been submitted to West Whiteland for a new discount store, two discount membership clubs and two new home building supply stores - each with 100,000 square feet or more of retail space. But that's not all. If they are built, the new Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Hechinger's, Home Depot, and a yet unidentified fifth store - a discount membership club - will each be flanked by "small box" retailers.
August 12, 1990 |
Show us a traffic jam, say retailers, and we will show you a successful shopping area. By those standards, the Exton crossroads can't stand much more success. At peak traffic hours, the junction of Routes 100 and 30 carries four times the traffic for which it was designed. Signs crowding the intersection tout fast food, hot tubs, gasoline stations, historic homesteads, condominiums, retail strips and automobile showrooms. Within a two-mile radius of the crossroads, drivers are told to merge, yield, slow and stop as they guide their vehicles through hourglass-shaped ribbons of road that erratically widen and narrow between two and six lanes.
December 7, 2009 |
Goalie Ray Emery is imploding, the offense has virtually vanished, and the team is playing with alarming indifference. Welcome to the crossroads of the Flyers' 2009-10 season. "There's a long way to go in all three zones . . . and a lot of work" that's needed, said new coach Peter Laviolette after the Flyers, looking as if they were still in shock because of the John Stevens firing, were embarrassed by powerful Washington, 8-2, on Saturday. It was Laviolette's Flyers debut.
June 15, 1986 |
Huddled together against the cold rains of the Southern Hemisphere's fast- approaching winter, the Temba family - mother, father, four children - had the forlorn look of refugees anywhere. Their home, a three-room shack of wood, tin and plastic but with the luxury of real glass windows, was among those destroyed in a week of fighting last month that left 48 dead at the Crossroads squatter settlement outside Cape Town. Sam Temba's head is still wrapped in dirty gauze bandages after a rifle bullet grazed him as he tried to salvage some of the family's meager possessions from the shack.
March 27, 1994 |
The Crossroads School Golf Classic Committee held a reception Sunday in an unusual place: the offices of Bob DiPuppo, located in the Walnut Hill Plaza on South Warner Road in Wayne. DiPuppo and his wife, Suzan, who live in Downingtown, are vice chairs of the committee headed by Irene Horstmann Hannan of Ardmore. The third annual fund-raising event will be held at 11 a.m. April 25 at Chester Valley Golf Club in Malvern; it will be the first outside event held in Chester Valley's new clubhouse.
August 30, 2006 |
From my work with the Catholic Leadership Institute to my large, Irish Catholic family of 10, I have seen and felt anger, despair and frustration over the many challenges facing the Catholic Church. At times I have been completely overwhelmed by the enormity of the challenge to build a stronger church until I read a quote from St. Augustine: "Hope has two daughters: anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are. " Despite troubling events, I'd like to assure Catholics across the Philadelphia region that although the church may stand at the crossroads, there is hope.
August 15, 2015 |
Even after he tested positive for a banned drug three years ago and was suspended for a year, Antonio Tarver did not believe his boxing career was over. "I admit that there were some doubts," Tarver said. "I mean, who wouldn't? But I always felt inside that there was more waiting for me. " While the odds are long, he may be right. A 1996 Olympic bronze medalist, Tarver, 46, still hopes to become the oldest fighter to win the heavyweight championship. Tarver (31-6, 22 knockouts) began his professional career at the Blue Horizon in 1997.
September 20, 1998 |
Imperial Towers, Philadelphia Minutes from the Schuylkill Expressway, along Conshohocken Avenue just off City Avenue on the city side, a row of apartment buildings sits at the crossroads of the city and the suburbs. One of them is Imperial Towers. "I had two weeks to find a place, and location was important," said Joel Baker, a medical student who settled there. "When I walked in, I felt safe, and everything looked to be in good order, and clean. " Huma Malik, a recent medical school graduate, and her husband, Ali, an anesthesiology fellow at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, recently moved from Manhattan to Imperial Towers.
September 29, 1991 |
In both her professional and personal life, Carol Jewitt believes in being prepared. A nurse manager at Norristown State Hospital, Jewitt recently survived a layoff of managers by the state. "I thought there's always a possibility that this will happen again . . . I kind of realized life is very unpredictable and one must always be prepared for unforeseen events," said Jewitt, 56, of Phoenixville. With that in mind, Jewitt became one of 21 women who signed up for the eight-week Winner's Circle workshop offered in June at the Women's Resource Center in Wayne.