April 5, 1992 |
Relax Arazi. New York won't be sending a super horse to challenge you in next month's Kentucky Derby. At least there was no star in sight at Aqueduct yesterday. In the 40th running of the Gotham Stakes - a $250,000 mile that sometimes serves as a major prep for the Derby - highly favored Lure, who was sensational in his 2-year-old debut at Belmont last year, and a little known 10-1 shot, Devil His Due, finished in a dead heat after running nose-to-nose the last half-mile. Side by side at the halfway point, the 3-year-olds set the pace for the field of eight, clocking a sensational half-mile time of 43.4 seconds.
September 21, 2012 |
In contrast to other recent surveys, a new poll commissioned by the Republican State Committee shows that Mitt Romney trails in the state by just 1 percentage point, party chairman Robert A. Gleason Jr. said Thursday. A number of recent public polls have shown President Obama leading in Pennsylvania by either double digits or close to it. A Muhlenberg College poll released Tuesday had Obama up by 9 points, 50-41. An Inquirer poll last week had the president up by 11 points, 50 to 39. But Gleason said his party's own polling, conducted Sept.
May 18, 2011 |
The race for the Republican nomination for mayor of Philadelphia remains to close to call this afternoon. With results from 57 precincts still out, Karen Brown, the party-backed candidate, leads John Featherman by only 52 votes. Brown was a Democrat recruited by the party to be its mayoral candidate. Featherman was backed by the Loyal Opposition, an insurgent group that believes the GOP has become irrelevant in Philadelphia and needs to be revived. Whoever wins is expected to fall to Mayor Nutter in November.
April 1, 2003 |
THE CITY'S voters, regardless of whom they support, got the best possible news in last week's Keystone Poll, co-sponsored by the Daily News, showing Mayor Street and contender Sam Katz in a dead heat. It is cause for pause and celebration when any incumbent is subject to actual scrutiny by our herd of sheepy voters. Under the city charter, it is supposed to be nearly impossible for an incumbent mayor to lose re-election. And for 50 years, it has been. But we have a real race now, something many seem a bit afraid of. My view: We can handle it. Much has been made of the race gap in the poll: 72 percent of whites favored Katz and 70 percent of blacks favored Street.
July 23, 1990 |
Two weeks and a lot of competition remain in the Goodwill Games, but it is doubtful that any contest will generate the drama that David Wharton and Patrick Kuehl produced yesterday at the King County Aquatics Center. Wharton, 21, a world-class swimmer from Warminster, Pa., and Kuehl, 22, his peer from Potsdam, East Germany, sustained a superb battle throughout the men's 400-meter individual medley, as the sellout crowd cheered hysterically. And in what was probably the perfect finish for a stroke-for-stroke duel waged so magnificently, the race wound up in a dead heat - the first in Wharton's competitive experience.
September 30, 2006 |
U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon may yet vanquish his first serious opponent since 1989, but the war in Iraq has the Delaware County Republican reeling, according to a Keystone Poll released yesterday. The 7th Congressional District race is a statistical dead heat, with 44 percent of registered voters favoring challenger Joe Sestak, a retired Navy admiral, and 43 percent backing Weldon, according to the poll results. For a 10-term incumbent to be fighting for his political life is surprising enough, but the poll's other numbers paint an even grimmer picture.
November 2, 1990 |
Angie Davis doesn't usually go to political rallies, and she doesn't contribute to campaigns. But here she is, in a cheering crowd of 300, a political button on her pink cotton dress as she applauds Lawton Chiles, Florida's Democratic candidate for governor. Davis gave $10 to get Chiles elected. "I have more of a feeling for him," explains the 47-year-old nurse and mother of three. "I like the fact that he's not tied in with the rich; he's not going to have any political obligations to pay back.
May 9, 1988 |
It used to be in Hollywood that the initials "C.B. " would call to mind the master of the sword-and-toga epic, Cecil B. DeMille. Now they summon up the words "cross between," which has become the reigning principle of American movie-making. More often than not these days, films are conceived as a hybrid species born of two (or more) previous works. Sometimes this cross-pollenation can have satisfactory results. I give you "Dirty Dancing," which is a cross between "Saturday Night Fever" and "Goodbye, Columbus.
September 13, 1988 |
Democrat Michael Dukakis and Republican George Bush remain in a virtual dead heat, according to a CNN-USA Today poll of registered voters. The survey of 1,260 certain voters, released yesterday found 48 percent preferred the Republican presidential ticket compared with 46 percent who favored the Democratic slate. But the margin of error of 3 percentage points negates the GOP lead. Another poll, conducted Sept. 8-10 by the Roper Organization, showed Dukakis with a 48-40 percent lead over Bush among registered voters nationwide, with 12 percent undecided.
July 2, 2012 |
EUGENE, Ore. - The tie for third place in the women's 100 meters at the U.S. track and field finals will be decided by a runoff Monday. Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh will race to determine the third member of the Olympic team for London, officials confirmed Sunday. Felix and Tarmoh finished in a dead heat for third in the 100 more than a week ago. Track officials had no policy in place to resolve it but devised a tiebreaker that included the options of a runoff or a coin flip. The runoff will be held at 5 p.m. local time - 8 p.m. EDT - at Hayward Field.