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March 2, 1987 | By BEN YAGODA, Daily News Movie Critic
"Dust," a drama starring Jane Birkin, Trevor Howard and John Matshikiza. Written and directed by Marion Hansel. Based on the novel "In the Heart of the Country," by J.M. Coetzee. Running time: 87 minutes. A Kino International release. At the TLA. 'Dust" is a movie about emotional suffocation, rape, madness, murder, extreme unhappiness and the buzzing of flies. It is a good movie, in that it does what it sets out to do with stylistic consistency and assurance, but it is so unpleasant to experience that this becomes more or less irrelevant.
NEWS
February 9, 1987 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Junior Pat Feamster scored 15 points and recorded nine rebounds, four assists and three steals Friday as Abington Friends won its 16th game of the season, 81-48, over nonleague rival Shipley. Feamster, a 6-foot, 3-inch center who has spent much of the season playing in the shadow of forward John Ingram and guard Marc Thompson, is playing in just his second full season of organized competition. And Kangaroos' coach Steve Chadwin said he is thrilled with Feamster's progress. "He has really come on quickly," Chadwin said.
NEWS
November 21, 1999 | By Connie Langland, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Haverford High School was rebuilt recently, something was left out. Chalkboards. "When you have computers, you can't have chalk dust," Principal Nicholas Rotoli said. "These marker boards are infinitely easier: You don't have all the dust. You don't have to clap out the erasers. " What? No erasers? Consider what else is getting erased from the students' collective memory: trying to write with annoying stubs of chalk and that scratchy, hair-raising screech when the chalk slips and a fingernail scrapes the chalkboard and rubbing out a mistake with the side of your hand.
NEWS
October 5, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Albie Crosby stomped his right heel into the dirt, and a cloud of dust rose from the ground. The Imhotep Charter football coach gave his whistle a few quick blasts. Practice was set to begin, and the dust, which seems to haze over the team's practices, had arrived. The Public League's top team practices in the outfield of a West Oak Lane baseball field, a short walk from the school. The Lonnie Young Recreation Center field does not have goalposts. The team practices kicks by launching balls over the high fence down the third-base line.
NEWS
July 20, 1988 | By BEN YAGODA, Daily News Movie Critic
Charles Sturridge, who directed the television adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Brideshead Revisited," came under fire at the time for what some saw as a misguided softening of the novelist's vision. Sturridge, the critics said, had dressed up Waugh's angular satire in well-cut tweeds and picturesque landscapes. But if any Waugh novel could handle a syrupy treatment, it would have to be "Brideshead," his most sincere book. "A Handful of Dust" is far more brutal and spare. It was published nine years earlier, in 1934, before Waugh's conversion to Roman Catholicism had softened some of his edges.
LIVING
October 22, 2004 | By Dianna Marder INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When it comes to righteous indignation, who gets to complain the loudest: the homeowner remodeling a bathroom voluntarily, or the one whose space is torn apart by a cracked sewer stack? Does partial reimbursement from homeowners' insurance partially negate one's right to gripe about the disruption? And what about factoring in degree of difficulty for the homeowner living without a kitchen, or bathing in the laundry tub, or doing it all while coping with kids? Maybe you're like Center City yoga instructor Janet Lorenz, who bought an unfinished rehab project.
NEWS
September 17, 2001 | By Faye Flam and Sandy Bauers INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The thick clouds of dust and smoke that hung over Manhattan for two days last week have the potential to cause minor health problems, mainly for people with existing medical conditions, scientists said. In fact, any problems are likely to be less serious than what many urban dwellers live with every day. "To put it in perspective, thousands of people are dying from smoking," said Joseph Brain, chair of the department of environmental health at Harvard University, "and air pollution kills about 70,000 people a year.
NEWS
October 31, 1994 | By Herbert Lowe, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
"Getting ready to go," Orlando Jackson yelled from his bed, the place he wanted to be if his rowhouse apartment came crashing down in the next moment. "Nineteen . . . " Jackson, 28, said, alerting everyone in the apartment to the TV countdown to the implosion of the Sears building yesterday. His girlfriend, Terri Bessick, 26, hung up the phone in the kitchen. She rushed to their second bedroom and squeezed beside neighbors Staci Kurz, 19, and Jennifer Simpler, 21. Clutched in Kurz's arms were Bessick's daughters, Tiera, 7, and T'essence, 5. They were standing exactly where they knew they shouldn't be: Six paces from the window, at the corner of Foulkrod and Langdon Streets, in one of the closest residences to the landmark building in Northeast Philadelphia.
NEWS
October 2, 1994 | By Alan Sipress, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Before the toxic smog has lifted each morning, turbaned doormen rise to resume their futile battle, washing away the dirt that has settled overnight on the sidewalks. Peddlers sprinkle the pavement time after time as the day proceeds, struggling to stem the relentless march of industrial dust against their apples, mangoes and onions. Deep into the night, scruffy attendants keep scrubbing down the parked cars jammed along every curb. Five tons of industrial dust fall daily on each square mile of central Cairo.
NEWS
July 31, 1995 | By Dwight Ott, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sheila Parson Pope struggled with the T-shaped plunger. Finally, with a little help, she got it down and detonated her former home of 15 years - the high-rises of the Raymond Rosen public housing complex in North Philadelphia. "Oh, Lord!" exclaimed Pope as eight separate cracks of charges rumbled forth within four seconds. With that, the three remaining 13-story towers - encapsuling 41 years of aching dreams and lingering frustrations for more than 16,000 residents - collapsed into a mushroom of smoke and dust.
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June 19, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Everywhere Nick DeJesse goes, he sees a problem. So a nice stroll in South Philadelphia en route to a cup of cappuccino Friday turns into an hour-long lecture on fall hazards, trench hazards, and silica dust exposure, with the examples framed by scaffolding on nearly every block. "Whose mother, whose father, whose grandmother, whose baby is breathing that dust?" asked DeJesse, the Philadelphia director of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as he watched workers repairing bricks at a residential project near 25th and Christian Streets.
NEWS
March 4, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, FOR THE INQUIRER
Philadelphia DJs are a wise bunch. They're not just here to amuse you, but to educate and illuminate. Along with Old City's newly opened Scratch Academy Philadelphia , run by local spinner Cosmo Baker and teaching tricks of the DJ trade along with cultural and musical life lessons, comes "Dust + Dignity" at the Painted Bride Art Center . The new show uses 100 album covers and their music to promote dialogue about social justice - and to shake...
NEWS
December 25, 2015
By Lauren R. Stanley If you could have anything you wanted for Christmas, I'm often asked, what would it be? OK, if I could have anything, of course I would ask for world peace. I'm a priest - what else would I ask for? But I don't get to have just anything, any more than anyone else does. So I'm going to make a realistic list of things that are entirely within the realm of human gift giving. What do I want? I want a restoration of civility in the world. I want us to be nicer to each other.
SPORTS
October 23, 2015 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Columnist
JOEY LOGANO vs. Matt Kenseth - the first major conflict in this year's Chase. With only five more Chase races remaining, there's bound to be more heavyweight heat generated among drivers and crews. The major question I have about Sunday's Kansas race is: Did Logano have to spin out Kenseth to pick up his fifth win of the season, or could Logano have passed Kenseth cleanly? Entering the Kansas race, Kenseth had collected the most wins this season (five). Logano had won four. Logano knew that if he could prevent Kenseth from winning the race, he would force Kenseth into a must-win situation Sunday in the CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Warren Haynes, who is to perform Friday at Tower Theater, is the blisteringly emotive guitarist behind Gov't Mule. He has done a lengthy tour of duty with the Allman Brothers, and he has a lot of solo work to his credit, including 2011's Man in Motion . Last time in Philly, in 2013, he was coming through with his Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration. "I know those guys and believe they pay tribute to Jerry while making their own way," Haynes says of Trey Anastasio and John Meyer, two guitarists who interpreted Garcia's classic lines while working this year with the Dead's leftovers.
NEWS
October 3, 2015 | By Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia City Councilman David Oh's efforts to raise money for his reelection campaign have turned into something of a hot mess. A disagreement over who may have botched the wording of those fund-raising efforts had Oh and his own campaign consultant each reaching out Thursday to complain to the Philadelphia Board of Ethics. Oh, a Republican seeking a second term as an at-large councilman, was most concerned about how a GoFundMe.com appeal to campaign donors was worded. That website, which was deactivated Thursday, said donors who pledged $250 or more would get "A chance to meet Councilman David Oh and his staff as they prepare for an exciting day in the Council's chambers.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2015 | By Merilyn Jackson, For The Inquirer
'Two hours is a long time for a dance," Robert Ashley intoned laconically, early in his opera Dust . But when choreographer Megan Bridge first heard the original 1999 recording, she didn't think so. It made her want to "jump, flail, arch, swoon, and simply walk forward toward an imaginary audience in a straight line that extends infinitely. " She first made a short solo, and performed it last year at a Scratch Night, the free Monday teasers at the FringeArts space across from the Race Street Pier.
NEWS
February 14, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
While Meryl Levitz was standing gamely with the politicians and her fellow hospitality-industry executives at a news conference in the Mayor's Reception Room in City Hall on Thursday, her staff was already busy digging out old playbooks. "I hope they're already working," she said. The conference detailed a massive but welcome challenge for Philadelphia and its leadership: to be fully prepared for July 2016, when the Democrats hold their national convention here. Many of the strategies, and many of the individuals who created and employed those strategies, will be a direct repeat from 2000, when the Republican National Convention was in Philadelphia.
NEWS
December 5, 2014 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dust off your high-school physics knowledge for a moment, and recall the difference between batteries and capacitors. The former can store a lot of energy but take a long time to charge, while capacitors have more limited storage but can be charged in seconds. Lately, engineers have been developing devices that combine the best attributes of both: so-called supercapacitors that charge quickly and have improved storage capacity - some of which have been in use for several years in China, in fast-charging public buses.
NEWS
October 5, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Albie Crosby stomped his right heel into the dirt, and a cloud of dust rose from the ground. The Imhotep Charter football coach gave his whistle a few quick blasts. Practice was set to begin, and the dust, which seems to haze over the team's practices, had arrived. The Public League's top team practices in the outfield of a West Oak Lane baseball field, a short walk from the school. The Lonnie Young Recreation Center field does not have goalposts. The team practices kicks by launching balls over the high fence down the third-base line.
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