January 26, 2013 |
The Reading School District is cutting its ties with an embattled alternative-education firm in Bala Cynwyd. Reading's school board voted unanimously Wednesday night to terminate a $1.1 million contract with Delaware Valley High School to operate a disciplinary school for troubled students as of Feb. 6. "We are acting in the best interest of our students," the district said in a statement Thursday. "We have a transition plan in place for our alternative education services, and that will be communicated to our parents and students.
March 28, 1990 |
Mother Llama nuzzles her offspring as the two take a break from their daily doings to enjoy an early spring day at the Philadelphia Zoo. Delaware Valley humans might well be advised to do the same while they can, because forecasters are calling for increasing cloudiness and the possibility of rain tomorrow through Sunday. Details on Page 16.
March 28, 1988 |
The live Delaware Valley harness racing season got under way last night at Brandywine, when 6,217 fans turned out to watch last season's leading driver, Bob Shahan, record a double that included a come-from-behind victory in the $6,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace feature.
September 25, 2014 |
HE ISN'T a turbocharged, larger-than-life character, like Jerry Blavat. Nor is he a benign presence still embracing the peace-and-love ethos of the 1960s, like Pierre Robert. Or an agent provocateur, nonchalantly hurling verbal Molotov cocktails, on the order of Angelo Cataldi or Howard Eskin. Nonetheless, there's no question that Barry Reisman is as much a local radio institution as any of the above-named broadcasters. Since 1965, Reisman has occupied a unique niche on the local airwaves as the Delaware Valley's go-to source for Jewish music, playing records by an eclectic roster of performers, from Yiddish theater icon Molly Picon and mid-20th-century cantor/recording star Jan Peerce to the Klezmatics, a leading act of the contemporary klezmer scene, and Mordechai Ben David, a major Hasidic pop star.
August 5, 1995 |
The Philadelphia and Delaware Valley scholastic male basketball teams appear to be on a collision course for the gold medal at the 14th annual Keystone State Games. Philadelphia, the defending gold-medal team, improved to 2-0 with a 111-87 victory over Allegheny yesterday at Susquehanna High School. Tamir Harbin of Interboro made three three-point baskets and finished with a game-high 25 points to lead Philadelphia, while Devon Wade of the Christian Academy added 23 points. Delaware Valley, winner of the bronze medal in 1994, went to 2-0 in pool play with a 102-84 win over Nittany, behind 34 points from Lower Merion's Kobe Bryant.
September 28, 1997 |
Looking every bit a first-year football team, La Salle was clobbered by Delaware Valley, 43-0, yesterday before 3,464 somber fans at McCarthy Stadium. Delaware Valley (2-1) flexed its muscle and imposed its size on the Explorers. It also flashed its speed and balance in winning a second consecutive game for the first time since 1995, when it was coached by Bill Manlove, who now coaches La Salle. The Explorers (1-3) managed only one first down and 7 yards of total offense in the first half.
July 18, 2015 |
The fly ball left Joe Torre's bat and landed in Willie Montanez's glove in Busch Stadium's center field. By then, the astonishing had become routine. This was Aug. 5, 1972, and Montanez's catch completed a 5-0 victory for the Phillies, in a tidy 108 minutes, over the St. Louis Cardinals - Steve Carlton's 17th win that year, his sixth shutout, just another night of brilliance during one of the most brilliant seasons of starting pitching in Major League Baseball history. But there's an interesting footnote to that game that's revealed if you review its box score nearly 43 years later.
August 9, 1991 |
The undefeated Philadelphia scholastic baseball team earned a spot in the gold-medal game of the 10th annual Keystone State Games with two victories in round-robin play yesterday at Lehigh University. The Philadelphia team, for players 18 years old and younger, will play Nittany (2-1) at 11 a.m today at Lehigh University. Rich Paczewski of Archbishop Ryan struck out seven, pitching a complete game in a 3-0 triumph over Blue Mountain. Paczewski got the save Wednesday when Philadelphia gained a 5-3 victory over Delaware Valley, the defending gold medalist.
October 11, 1989 |
John and Joan Lynn Drimak pose with their newborn twins, the first set born from frozen embryos in the Delaware Valley. John Michael (5 pounds, 5 ounces) and Marc Joseph (4 pounds, 6 ounces), arrived Oct. 5 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. "It was an unbelievable moment," said Joan Lynn Drimak, who with her husband tried unsuccessfully for three years to have a child. "For a long time I had wondered if we'd ever have children. And there I was, looking at our two healthy boys.
April 8, 2013
If you think 1.2 billion Catholics around the world had a celebration when Pope Francis was elected this past month, wait until you see a couple million Delaware Valley sports fans party when the city's next championship is won within a couple of years. Each of the last five times a new pope has been elected, Philadelphia has won a major pro sports title within 4 years. Pope John Paul II's long reign (1978-2005) ran eerily parallel to the city's title drought (1983-2008).