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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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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.
NEWS
August 1, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
She can fly!!!   NBC on Tuesday made the long-awaited announcement. We already knew Christopher Walken (who else?) was going to play Captain Hook. He's creepy, crotchety, and the man can sing and dance. But who'd play Peter in the network's Peter Pan Live! , to go on the air Dec. 4??? Here's who: Allison Williams , of Girls on HBO! This is notable in many notable ways. Allison is the daughter of NBC news anchor Brian Williams . Noted. She also can sing: She sometimes does on Girls . She beats out other stars reportedly considered, including (we hear)
NEWS
July 26, 2014 | By Lydia O'Neal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Along West Diamond Street about noon Thursday, FBI officers laid out hazmat suits and jars of fingerprint dust. The only thing under investigation, however, was whether they could beat the Strawberry Mansion All-Star Baseball League in a softball game. The feds and the young ballplayers have been challenging each other for the last eight summers in an effort to make city children more comfortable around the authorities. "It was really designed to kill the stigma between kids and law enforcement," said Derrick Ford, founder and head of the Strawberry Mansion All-Star Baseball League.
REAL_ESTATE
July 20, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
A tip of the Heavens hat to Medford architect Charles J. Collins Jr., ably assisted by Joe Ponessa, for helping to solve a riddle from a few weeks back: sooty marks on walls above electric baseboard radiators. Collins has inspected many homes and has renovated houses with similar stains at or near the intersection of wall and ceiling. "We, meaning myself, my consulting mechanical engineer and my home inspector have all concluded that the stains are the result of the temperature differential between the well-insulated wall cavity and the poorly insulated wall plates that allows a condensation accumulation . . . and then attracts dust," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2013
THERE WAS a time when I believed that Philadelphia was like Batman's Gotham City. After all, we've got weird characters with overdone makeup, rich guys who like to play dress up, and lots of poor people stuck between them. But alas, Philadelphia is not Gotham City. It's really a small town. I know this because we have 1.5 million people, and all but six of us know each other. I know this because there are Philadelphia jobs you can get only if you're Lefty's uncle's cousin's kid brother from 25th Street.
SPORTS
May 3, 2013
Here are some facts and figures on the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic, a 16-team baseball tournament that will mark its 40th year this season: First game: Gloucester Catholic 4, Gateway 3, on June 3, 1974. First winning pitcher: Gloucester Catholic's Bob Pisker (nine-inning complete game). First home run: Sacred Heart's Bruno Vagnarelli, on June 12, 1974. First championship game: Camden Catholic 6, Penns Grove 0, on June 15, 1974. First no-hitter: Shawnee's Bob Sebra in a 1-0 win over Pennsville on May 30, 1978.
NEWS
April 5, 2013
1. AIR CONDITIONER Avoid a first day of air conditioning stink bomb attack: Change the filter on your forced air heater/air conditioning unit now. The furnace blower motor runs harder with air conditioning, shaking loose the dust on an old filter. 2. ELECTRONIC DEVICES Take a vacuum cleaner to the open grill work on all your electronic devices. The devices will run cooler and last longer. 3. COMPUTER Clean out the accumulated tracking cookies on your computer. Just Google "removing cookies" and follow instructions.
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