February 1, 1991 |
If you liked Kevin Costner's recent big movie "Dances with Wolves," you'll like the new ABC mini-series "Son of the Morning Star. " If you hated "Dances with Wolves," you may find more to like in this TV version of the Plains Indians war, beginning Sunday night at 9 on Channel 6. It's impossible not to compare the two projects, both of which feature socially correct versions of this country's 19th-century warring with Native Americans; gorgeous...
May 7, 1989 |
R. Philip Custer, 85, a nationally known cancer researcher who wrote leading textbooks on pathology during his medical career of nearly 60 years, died Wednesday at his home in Narberth. Born in Munhall, Pa., Dr. Custer attended Chestnut Hill Academy and earned his undergraduate degree at Bucknell University before entering Jefferson Medical College, from which he graduated in 1929. After interning at Bryn Mawr Hospital, he did postdoctoral research in Austria in 1930 and again in 1932 as an assistant pathologist at the Institute of Pathology and Anatomy at the University of Innsbruck.
February 15, 1998 |
You are a soldier in the Seventh Cavalry riding into battle with Gen. George Armstrong Custer. His blond hair falls past his shoulders, blowing in the dusty wind. He wears a gold-braided, black velvet uniform and a red scarf. Your leather saddle creaks, and the sky is punctuated by puffs of smoke. Musket fire is unsettlingly near. Custer draws his saber. Trumpeters sound the call to charge and band members play the jaunty Irish tune "Gary Owen," the battle song of the regiment.
April 23, 1999 |
The eerie strains of "Music in the Key of X" could be heard coming from Room 214 at Archbishop Carroll High School one morning this week. The haunting theme from the television series The X-Files was not playing to a new tale from the fringe of reality, though. History students would recognize the subject of the presentation by junior Lawrence James Bender Jr. as the legendary Battle of Little Big Horn, starring Gen. George Custer and Sitting Bull. Other students might quickly peg Bender as a student of history teacher Christopher Kane, who is using music ranging from television theme songs to rap, rock and classical melodies as a way to excite students about the past.
January 15, 2013
Evan S. Connell, 88, an adventurous author whose literary explorations ranged from Depression-era Kansas City in the twin novels Mrs. Bridge and Mr. Bridge to Custer's last stand in the history book Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn , was found dead Thursday at his Santa Fe, N.M., apartment, and likely died of old age, his niece Donna Waller said. Mr. Connell was a National Book Award finalist, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a finalist in 2009 for the International Man Booker Award for lifetime achievement.
August 24, 1990 |
Three summer replacement series grind on tonight, and that's about all of the non-rerun lineup, unless you want to stay up late or check out what's on cable, which includes a double shot of Dudley Moore. NEW ATTITUDE (9:30-10 p.m., Ch. 6) - Morris Day is in the spotlight as unstoppable lothario Lamarr, who tonight makes the mistake of loving - then leaving - the wrong woman. Arnetta Walker and Earl Billings co-star. ABC. WISH YOU WERE HERE (9:30-10 p.m., Ch. 10) - This charming summer series continues to surprise.
April 12, 2013 |
The 14-year-old girl had just been disciplined by her foster parents and sent to her room. She'd get out of the punishment by getting out of the family's apartment. So the teen tied shoe laces and power cords to a heating unit and tried to lower herself out of her eighth-story window onto a garage roof below, Upper Merion Township police said Wednesday. Instead, the girl, whom authorities did not identify, fell to her death. The Montgomery County Coroner's Office ruled it accidental.
May 30, 2014
MANY MILITARY graves in Huntingdon Valley's Forest Hills Cemetery were insultingly without traditional American flags on Memorial Day, a day devoted to those who gave their all. Playing out against the backdrop of the Veterans Administration scandal, it makes you wonder if Americans just give lip service to those who gave real service. Until last year, Montgomery County commissioners supplied about 1,800 American flags to be placed on the graves of veterans at Forest Hills, according to Jimmy Kane.
February 27, 1987 |
The two-day spring show of the Pennsylvania Antique Gun Collectors Association this weekend at the Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pottstown is the first big East Coast gun show of the year - and, as always, it will be seen as a barometer of the antique-arms market. "If recent sales are any indication, it looks as though the antiques arms market is going up right along with the stock market" for quality items, said Russ Pritchard, past president of the gun club and director of the Library and Museum of the Loyal Legion, a repository of Civil War items at 1805 Pine St. "The fine material - regardless if it is an edged weapon or a firearm, a flag or even a uniform - has seemingly unlimited upside potential," Pritchard said, "but mediocre items are not selling at all. " By way of example, he said the current demand for Confederate flags is astonishing.