August 21, 1995
Millions of Americans feel the frustrations of Sen. Bill Bradley of New Jersey, who announced last week he will not run for a fourth term. "Neither party speaks to people where they live their lives," he said. "Both have moved away . . . from my own idea of what America should be. " There's enormous truth to what Bradley, the sixth Democrat in the U.S. Senate to bow out for 1996, has to say. Bradley's promised "dialogue" with the American people could be an effective way "to get people to focus on . . . the real important issues.
March 19, 1994 |
When word got out that director Abel Ferrara's follow-up to Bad Lieutenant - Harvey Keitel's descent into the muck of drugs, corruption and the Christ figure - teamed the Method King with Madonna, wags dubbed the movie Bad Lieutenant's Woman. During production, Ferrara himself dubbed the project Snake Eyes. But somewhere along the way, this descent into the muck of drugs, infidelity and the soul-wrenching act of movie-making gained a new, blandly Hollywoodish title: Dangerous Game.
August 16, 2013 |
INSTEAD OF HEEDING written warnings of a potentially catastrophic collapse, the Salvation Army played "a dangerous game of chicken" with the owner of a building being demolished next door, an attorney said yesterday. The collapse on June 5 killed six and injured 14 who were inside the Salvation Army's thrift shop at 22nd and Market streets. So attorney Robert Mongeluzzi, citing emails among the city, the demolition-site owner and the Salvation Army that showed the charity was warned of dangerous conditions, said yesterday that he would add the Salvation Army as a defendant in litigation seeking civil damages.
May 23, 1994 |
Russian roulette is a deadly game of chance. The participant takes a gun, loads one bullet into its chamber, points it at his head and pulls the trigger. That's bad enough, but 15-year-old Mark James decided to make the odds even worse when he played late Friday night. Instead of one bullet, he put four into a five-shot Smith & Wesson revolver, police said. He sat on the steps in front of a house on Brown street near 51st, West Philadelphia, at about 10:30 p.m. Friday night and asked his friends if they wanted to play Russian roulette, witnesses told police.
February 25, 1990 |
Winter darkened the dairy barn in this Mennonite corner of Lancaster County as the quiet talk around the evening's chores touched on family and the rural flow of life. Under a bare light bulb that cast odd shadows, Edwin Horst, 52, milked his cows and recalled the cheers and painful whacks of a hundred cornerball games he played as a young man, and the local fame his father had gained in the sport before him. His breathing tightened, just for an instant, with the memory of the exciting and dangerous game.
March 25, 2007 |
"When I put something down, honey," Mary Weiss is saying, "I put it down. " The lead singer of the Shangri-Las - one of the great '60s girl groups, and certainly the toughest - is speaking of the music career she walked away from nearly 40 years ago. On an afternoon just chilly enough for a black leather jacket, Weiss is smoking Marlboros on a La Quinta patio during the South by Southwest Music Festival, a day after the 58-year-old New...
March 10, 1986
Once again, rather than simply balancing the federal budget, many in Congress want to amend the Constitution so it will tell them to do so. This is a nonsolution to a very real problem. Aside from wasting time, congressional debate on this phony cure-all might be amusing except that it endangers the Constitution, and thus America's system of government, which is no trifling matter. Senate debate on this hardy perennial of capital con games began once again last week, so there they go again.
November 24, 2004
The mentally ill deserve far better protection Congratulations to The Inquirer for two excellent articles on mental illness - "Law is indifferent to a mother's pleas" on Nov. 12 and "Wresting a life from mental illness" on Nov. 16. You covered the spectrum of the difficulties encountered by those who are diagnosed with mental illnesses, the availability of treatment (or lack thereof), and the range of beliefs about the possibilities of recovery. My experiences are similar to those described by Pat Hill in the Nov. 12 article.
January 14, 1998 |
A family friend of the Kennedys says he is wracked by guilt because he threw the last pass to Michael Kennedy, who slammed head first into a tree and died during a football-on-skis game, the Denver Post reported yesterday. Blake Fleetwood, who said he has skied with the Kennedys for more than 20 years, told the newspaper he passed the foam football to Kennedy, who was ahead of everybody and looking back for a pass. "I've been very wracked about this, the guilt," he said. "I have this majestic view of Michael going out for a pass.
July 27, 2009
On race, playing a dangerous game President Obama, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, and now Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. are playing a very dangerous game ("Inequality under law," Friday). Each has placed a bet, I believe incorrectly, that the American public has an unlimited tolerance for race-baiting, victimization, and reparations disguised as affordable mortgages, "stimulus," and national health care. For decades, millions of Americans have been denied educational opportunities and career paths despite superior objective credentials.