March 2, 1987 |
"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.
February 9, 1987 |
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.
November 21, 1999 |
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.
October 5, 2014 |
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.
July 20, 1988 |
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.
October 22, 2004 |
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.
September 17, 2001 |
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.
October 31, 1994 |
"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.
October 2, 1994 |
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.
July 31, 1995 |
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.