October 27, 2003
I LOVE Florida and visit often, but I hope that if, God forbid, I ever reach the point where I slip into a semi-vegetative state and require extraordinary means to keep me alive, that it doesn't occur while I am in the Sunshine State! You can't help but be sympathetic to the plight of the family of Terri Schiavo, who currently exists in a twilight state, embroiled in a tug of war between the wishes of her husband, who wants to terminate her miserable existence, and her parents and siblings, who seek to keep her Schiavo alive.
March 8, 1993 |
A few weeks ago, on the coldest evening of the year, the full moon stayed above the horizon nearly till dawn. In the days since, as the moon has grown smaller, the sky has brimmed with stars, safe from the competition with lunar glow. This cycle is older than life on Earth. But earlier this month, Russian scientists, using a thin aluminum and plastic mirror, managed to send a narrow beam of reflected sunlight back to the dark side of Earth. The achievement was hailed by many as a great advance.
November 4, 2013 |
My husband, David, is a walking travel encyclopedia. For 28 years, he has been game for any vacation except one - Hawaii. His rationale: No beach is worth a 12-hour plane ride. So, when our daughter, Emily, asked us to join her in Honolulu, he professed the value of mother-daughter bonding and bid us adieu. Well dear, you were wrong. Hawaii is visually mesmerizing. It blends learning and leisure perfectly. Each day we proclaimed, "Wow, Dad should really see this!" Stop one was Waikiki, a bustling metropolis with beautiful beaches.
June 22, 1986
President Reagan's parents and early religious teachers indoctrinated him well, and they would be proud of him today. Under the guise of the label "conservatism" he uses his legitimate power to carefully plan and manipulate the Supreme Court to his will and basic religious beliefs. American women should be up in arms and not take this action lightly. The issue of separation of church and state has its roots in our Constitution. President John F. Kennedy had these same beliefs but was a leader who did not force them on anyone.
June 16, 2011 |
The large families that packed the courtroom during the sentencing hearing yesterday for two former Philadelphia cops caught in October in a drug sting inadvertently helped to make the prosecutor's point: They knew better. Not only were Sean Alivera, 31, and his partner, Christopher Luciano, 23, sworn officers and family men, but they came from good families and had no excuse for their conduct, said Assistant District Attorney Erica Wilson. "Today is a dark day in the CJC [Criminal Justice Center]
February 9, 1991 |
Thank you. Charles Barkley says he hasn't heard that from anyone in 76ers management other than coach Jim Lynam. He says he regrets coming back earlier than expected from the injury to his left foot, that, in retrospect, he should have remained out until after the All-Star break. He says he hurried back because he couldn't handle watching the Sixers lose, because he loves to play, because he knows he can be the difference between winning and losing. Barkleymania is alive and well in Charlotte, where the All-Star Game will be played tomorrow afternoon (Channel 3, 1 p.m.)
July 20, 1990 |
Who knows, Pete Rose might have placed bets on football games or horse races even during the September stretch drive that led to the Phillies' first pennant in 30 years and the team's only World Series championship. But for Mike Schmidt, Tug McGraw and Dallas Green, who were there with Rose during that magical 1980 season, the most compelling memories of the man are, and will be, of headfirst slides, line drives and a competitiveness that burned white-hot in every game. That is a more pleasant vision of Rose than the one projected yesterday, when the shamed legend was sentenced to five months' incarceration for income tax evasion.
March 22, 2003 |
Two men responsible for a wild shoot-out and carjacking in a busy West Philadelphia shopping area last year have been sentenced to prison. Common Pleas Court Judge A.J. Snite Jr. yesterday sentenced Byron Allen, 23, of West Philadelphia, to 9 1/2 to 19 years in prison. Allen pleaded guilty in January to three counts of attempted murder, carjacking and related charges. On Monday, Snite sentenced Allen's accomplice, Robert Lamar, 33, of West Philadelphia, to three to six years in prison plus four years' probation after the judge convicted him of carjacking and aggravated assault.
December 31, 2014 |
YESTERDAY WAS a dark day for four NFL coaches, at least three anyway, as they got their pink slips. The first Monday after the regular season is when the ax falls on the neck of those whom management perceives as not getting the job done. The Bears' Mark Trestman was let go because his defense was awful and his quarterback was worse. Rex Ryan was let go by the Jets because his quarterback was awful and, well, it was time. And Mike Smith was let go by the Falcons. His quarterback was decent, but his team wasn't.
December 9, 1996 |
A driving rainstorm can do more than turn a football field into a mud pit. It also can wash away the burden felt by coaches at Frankford High. Al Angelo could have told you in 1978. Tom Mullineaux can tell you now. Though Angelo went on to win 184 games in 21 seasons, he lost five times in the old City Title series, which matched the Public League and Catholic League champions, before producing a winner in 1978. Though Mullineaux has won 78 games in nine seasons, he failed to claim a Public League title until Saturday.