August 28, 2003 |
On a lazy August afternoon in 1995, former Phillies star Johnny Callison and his wife, Dianne, were having lunch at a Bucks County tavern when a familiar topic arose. "The bartender was talking about how someone had just missed it recently," Dianne Callison recalled not long afterward. "I said I hope that never happened. " Their topic was a Phillies-Pirates game at Forbes Field in 1963. That day, Callison had pulled off one of baseball's rarest feats - collecting a single, double, triple and homer.
January 16, 2003
THE FOUR pages of photos with captions dealing with the Middle East crisis (Jan. 8) comes up short on two counts - balance and relevance. The word "cycle" in the title "Cycle of War" suggests that violence goes both ways. However, despite passing references to violence against Israelis by Jennifer Midberry on the first page, none of the photos or captions show the toll taken by the conflict on Israeli victims. It is also ironic that Midberry's piece appeared immediately after the horrendous attacks by two suicide bombers in Tel Aviv on Jan. 5. This is mentioned in one sentence.
January 27, 2003
'CYCLE OF WAR," by Jennifer Midberry, was one of the most biased photo essays on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict I have ever seen. Ms. Midberry apparently had no desire to show pictures of bloodied Israeli children who are regularly targeted for murder by Palestinian suicide bombers, so her readers could read or view a balanced story. Judging from her pictorial, the only victims are the "poor" Palestinians. When victim (Israeli) and murderer (Palestinian fanatics) are on the same moral level, then the reader has to conclude both sides are wrong.
August 17, 1989 |
Todd Bell talks about things coming full cycle. About how he and linebacker Al Harris, another ex-Chicago Bear, missed the Super Bowl following season- long contract holdouts in 1985 and how both are getting a second chance in the twilight of their careers. Bell, who played weakside linebacker last year for coach Buddy Ryan, also could have applied his "full-cycle" theory to his current status as the Eagles' starting strong safety. In 1984, Bell was a Pro Bowl selection at strong safety.
March 24, 2011
After two years of being called a tyrant and a dictator, President Obama returns to Washington from a five-day overseas trip to find he has become a weakling. Would-be opponents such as Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, and Sarah Palin had been trying out this somewhat contradictory line of attack for more than a month as Obama gave mixed signals about events in Egypt and Libya. But the "weak leader" charge gained traction last weekend as Obama chose to launch the attack on Moammar Gadhafi's forces while on an excellent adventure with his family in South America.
January 31, 1992 |
Fine voices have enriched the city this month, including last week's recitals by countertenor Drew Minter and baritone Tom Krause. This weekend, you can hear the inimitable mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade at the Port of History Museum at Penn's Landing, courtesy of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, in a program of Mozart, Mahler, Faure, Gounod, Copland and Bernstein. In danger of being overlooked amid the plethora of concerts is another important vocal event, at the Ethical Society on Rittenhouse Square, where George Massey will sing Schubert's wrenching cycle Die Winterreise (Winter Journey)
July 7, 1999 |
Chris Singleton was not about to let a second chance at hitting for the cycle get away. Singleton became the first rookie to hit for the cycle in the majors since 1985, but Carlos Beltran's arm and bat led the visiting Kansas City Royals over the Chicago White Sox, 8-7, in 10 innings last night. Singleton, a double short of the cycle June 23 against Minnesota, twisted his left ankle on a first-inning single for the White Sox. He got taped between innings and stayed in the game, but was hobbling to the trainer's room after going 5-for-6.
July 22, 2010 |
Numbers buried deep in a recent Quinnipiac University poll could play a larger role in determining the winner of Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race than the 6-point lead Tom Corbett holds over Dan Onorato. With an open seat and the Democrats' significant voter-registration edge, it's likely the race will tighten by November. But it is, as everyone seems to agree, Corbett's to lose. Corbett, the Republican attorney general, leads Onorato, the Democratic Allegheny County executive, 43 percent to 37 percent.
May 10, 1990 |
William Tennent senior Chris Glatt hit for the cycle on Tuesday to lead the Panthers past Pennridge, 17-4, in a Suburban One National game as the winners collected a season-high 18 hits. She needed a double in the seventh inning to complete the cycle. "To tell the truth, I was going for the double the last time up," said Glatt. "I was hoping we'd bat around in the inning so I would get a chance for it. I got three straight balls on me, next pitch was ball, but I swung at it anyway and got a strike, so I didn't have to walk.
February 13, 1993 |
Two men yesterday were arrested on charges of setting fire to the $15,000 motorcycle belonging to John T. Lawless, president of the West Conshohocken Borough Council. James Martin Bowe, 23, of the 100 block of Josephine Avenue, West Conshohocken, and Charles Edward Davis, 19, of the 200 block of East Seventh Avenue, Conshohocken, were arraigned before District Justice Donald O. Riehl in King of Prussia and were released on bail. They face a preliminary hearing Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. The BMW motorcycle was set afire at Lawless' home Tuesday night.