March 27, 1986 |
Through wooden legs and failing spirits Murray Craven fought on. He was losing, though. You could see it in his stride, which was delivering him to the puck a half-second late; in his face, which grimaced at what had become a belabored effort; in his demeanor, which was increasingly that of the tortured. What the hell is wrong with me, Craven asked. You tell us, the Flyers replied. A year ago, in his first full NHL season since being rescued from Detroit's trash bin, Craven had scored 26 goals and 61 points.
January 13, 2014 |
GENTLEMEN prefer blondes. This guy prefers Swiss. As in cheese - the kind normally found sandwiched between corned beef and rye on a Reuben. But this particular man is using his dairy products to satisfy a different craving. The Mayfair Town Watch reported yesterday on its Facebook page that the "Swiss Cheese Pervert" has been terrorizing neighborhood women. According to the group, the suspect, a heavyset white man estimated to be in his late 40s or early 50s, approaches women while driving a silver or black sedan with his genitals exposed.
August 4, 2001
Milk is bad for you? Deanna Rose's claims (letter, July 27) that milk prevents osteoporosis and other illnesses is based on science that was disproved long ago. We now know that dairy products contribute to osteoporosis, diabetes, ADHD and a host of other diseases. Cow's milk is laced with antibiotics, hormones and proteins that are essentially poisons to the body. Did she earn her degree from the National Dairy Association? Matt Schweder, Lexington, Ky. Deanna Rose: Dairy products are good for nobody but baby cows; that's who God intended it for. Milk does not cause good strong bones; green vegetables do. As a health/nutrition consultant, I thank the Daily News for presenting both sides of the controversial milk issue.
August 2, 1987 |
After six years of giving away powdered milk, butter and cheese to millions of poor people, the government soon may not have any more to give. At the same time it has been emptying caves full of surplus dairy products through donations to charitable food-assistance programs, the government has been paying dairy farmers not to produce. Together, the policies have created a shortage of commodities to give away. "As we currently expect things to develop, we will not have the supplies to continue all the donation and export programs that we have had," said Jim Miller, a dairy analyst for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
March 27, 1986 |
According to the commercials, Mike Schmidt drinks milk, and it helps him hit home runs. And Flyers captain Dave Poulin is featured in a life-size poster that extols the value of milk in helping kids grow big and strong. The idea is to have the kids measure up to their favorite athletes. But Murray Craven could drink milk until the cows come home, and it wouldn't do him any good. In fact, all those dairy products that Craven used to devour might have been devouring his energy.
August 13, 2007
Meet the luckiest man in the world. Ernie Pinckney gets paid by Turkey Hill Dairy of Lancaster to eat ice cream. He also fields questions from the curious and passionate about the frozen treats for the company's blog at http://icecreamjournal . turkeyhill.com . Pinckney, 69, whose official title is special plant project coordinator, makes sure the quality and taste of the company's ice cream are consistent. He makes sure that the chocolates are sufficiently chocolaty and that swirls of flavor are in both the bottom and the top of the container.
August 2, 1989 |
On a recent afternoon, Neal McDonald pulled his car beside the 25-foot, red-capped silo on Township Line Road in Drexel Hill as he has done nearly every week for a decade. McDonald, 80, didn't get out, but merely rolled down the window and exchanged plastic containers with a young clerk. Minutes later, he was driving home with his purchase beside him on the seat: a gallon of milk. The convenience has been enough to make him a regular customer at Swiss Farm. "The guy hands it to you, and that's it," he said.
February 16, 1989 |
FAT-FREE CHILDREN. Parents, if your children love milk, push the fat-free variety. Dairy products have surpassed meat as the top source of unhealthy saturated fat in teenagers' diets, a researcher says. Studies by Curtis Ellison at two elite New England prep schools found 35 percent of students' daily intake of saturated fat comes from milk, cheese, ice cream and other dairy food. BIRTHMARK REMOVAL. A new laser treatment can safely erase port-wine stains from the faces of children, even during infancy, and often spare youngsters from growing up with these disfiguring birthmarks.
February 14, 2008 |
WHEN SENS. Clinton and Obama come to Pennsylvania to campaign in our primary, they might be surprised to find out that the cost of milk, like the cost of oil, has skyrocketed over the last few years. In December 2002, whole milk cost $2.70 a gallon. Last month, $3.78 - a 40 percent increase. And it may go higher. The Department of Agriculture estimates that on average, every person drinks 20 gallons of milk a year. That means Philadelphians are paying $30 million more a year for milk than in 2002.
February 18, 2013 |
Mary Baker Supplee, 106, a volunteer leader who could trace her lineage to a signer of the Declaration of Independence, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square. Mrs. Supplee was the widow of Henderson Supplee Jr., past president and chairman of the former Atlantic Refining Co. He chaired the Federal Reserve Board of Philadelphia and was a charter trustee of Princeton University. Mrs. Supplee's attention was focused chiefly on home, family, and garden, but her public role consisted of leading various volunteer efforts for health-based organizations.