March 18, 1993 |
Looking for a dark horse in the NCAA tournament? You don't have to venture much beyond the Western Kentucky stable in the Southeast subregional at Orlando Arena. The seventh-seeded Hilltoppers (24-5) take on 10th-seeded Memphis State (20-11) today in a first-round game. Memphis State has Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, perhaps the most complete college player in the country, but Western Kentucky appears to have the better team. Many would consider a Hilltopper victory to be an upset, but that's only because Memphis State has a name and Western Kentucky is one of those lightly regarded "directional" schools.
October 31, 1991 |
In the race to become Chester County's district attorney, Charles T. DeTulleo expects to lose handily to Republican incumbent James P. MacElree 2d. In an interview this week from his cramped and cluttered law office on North Church Street in West Chester, DeTulleo - a retired Delaware State Police trooper turned lawyer - left no doubt that he would go down in defeat against MacElree on Tuesday. In fact, said DeTulleo, capturing 40 percent of the vote would be enough to declare his candidacy a success.
May 23, 1991 |
A last-minute, controversial newsletter and a split among Democratic leaders are being credited with pushing a pair of relatively unknown candidates to the top in a turbulent, six-way race for the Democratic nomination to the Falls Township Board of Supervisors. Keith Summerville and Allen B. Wilson, both former Democratic committee members who had no supporters from among a factionalized township board, finished the race in first and second place with 1,737 votes and 1,448 votes, respectively, according to complete but unofficial tallies.
May 7, 1991 |
Sam Katz, seated at his desk in shirtsleeves, thumbs through a set of oversized note cards, each filled with ideas for tonight's televised Republican mayoral debate. Is the debate a must-win for Katz, the idea man? "It's not that big a deal," Katz says. "It's one step along the way. I see every presentation as an opportunity to sway people, and this is another one. " Katz has made the most of his opportunities so far. Of the eight candidates in the mayor's race, Katz has come the farthest - surging from near-anonymity to become a legitimate contender in the May 21 GOP primary.
November 16, 1990 |
Samuel Katz, a political outsider touting his financial prowess at a time when the city has its hand out, may officially join the mayoral race next week. He said he would meet with his campaign advisers today to make a final decision on the timing of his formal announcement as a Republican candidate. And timing is key. Although Republicans disagree over whether Katz's entry into the race puts pressure on fellow Republican Ronald Castille to make up his mind about running for mayor, they are taking note of Katz's candidacy.
October 28, 1990 |
The dust has settled in Conshohocken. After three weeks of a tense and often emotional political battle to replace the late Mayor William M. Mascio Sr., Borough Council has appointed Democrat Anthony J. Frabezio, 59, to serve as interim mayor until next November. Mascio, 59, a Democrat, died of cancer Oct. 3 after serving as mayor for nine months. On Wednesday, the board, made up of four Democrats and three Republicans, voted along party lines to appoint Frabezio. It was a strange turn of events.
August 27, 1990 |
One of the most important events of the 1992 presidential campaign has already taken place, and it didn't happen on the deserts around the Persian Gulf but in the legislative halls of Sacramento. The California legislature has voted to move the date of its presidential primary from the first Tuesday in June to the first Tuesday in March. If Gov. George Deukmejian signs the bill, as he's expected to, it will mean that the most populous state in the nation will hold its primary right after the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary.
May 7, 1990 |
A huge mobile home, a Fleetwood Bounder, with signs that read "Honk for Choice," carries candidate Philip J. Berg on a county-by-county search-and- destroy mission. He's searching for Democratic votes. He wants to destroy Gov. Casey's re- election bid. Marguerite A. "Peg" Luksik drives a simple sedan, a brown Chevrolet Celebrity. She too is traveling the state. She's looking to run Republican Barbara Hafer off the road. Berg and Luksik have two things in common: they're both virtual unknowns running for governor, and the issue that's driving them is abortion.
March 16, 1989 |
There's a team nicknamed the Musketeers, a coach named Wimp and a team still celebrating a win over Kentucky seven years ago. Top-seeded Oklahoma was blown out by Missouri in the Big 8 tournament final. No. 2 North Carolina has been plagued so much by injuries, the Tar Heels have often been hard to recognize. Third-seeded Michigan got a new coach yesterday. No. 4 Florida State lost to New Orleans, to La Salle, to Memphis State twice. Welcome to the NCAA Southeast Regional - the one most likely to produce a dark horse.
September 22, 1988 |
Edgewood and Cherry Hill East were the preseason favorites in the Olympic Conference American Division soccer race. Washington Township was also penciled in as a contender. Cherry Hill West and Paul VI? They were both dark horses. Too many question marks. Too much firepower - and experience - at the other three schools. Well, it might still turn out that way. West and Paul VI might still finish near the middle of the eight-team race. But both teams have grabbed everyone's attention.