July 15, 2010
THANKS TO Bill Conlin for a great article about the Phillies' Jamie Moyer. His 260-plus wins and 4,000 innings pitched speak for themselves, as does the quality of his character. When you take into account his age and that he's spent so much of his career in hitter-friendly ballparks, I believe he is definitely a future Hall of Famer. He does need to pitch more than 700 more complete games to tie Cy Young's mark of 749, but who's counting? Tom O'Neill, Philadelphia Sex ed is always good The state legislature has disappointed me on sex education.
March 30, 2007
RE PATTY-PAT Kozlowski's op-ed "Bruno & Me": As a two-time Dalmatian owner, I know the joy and frustration she went through. The unconditional love she received from something as simple as a pat on the head or laying on the floor and rubbing his belly. My first dog's rear legs failed her one day at the same age, and I was forced to put her to sleep. As pet lovers know, it is one of the hardest things we are asked to do in life. Patty, thank you for sharing your story with the public.
March 13, 2009
MR. PHIL Goldsmith (op-ed, "Death & taxes), if you're worried about people calling you cold and heartless, you're far worse off than your ridiculous statement says you are. You want to charge dead people for dying? My wife died two years ago, and I'm still paying off the price of the funeral, and she was cremated. Where do you suppose the extra money will come from? And to think you are a former managing director. I hope you weren't in charge of anything bigger than the toilets.
October 5, 1988 |
The widow of Lower Merion Police Officer Edward Setzer yesterday told mourners not to be sad for her. "I would not trade my 15 years with Ed for 100 with anyone else," said Julie Setzer (above, with son). Janet and John Tesno (right), a former colleague, paid private respects at Setzer's grave in Calvary Cemetery, West Conshohocken. More than 1,500 officers from four states attended a Mass in Trooper to honor Setzer, who was shot to death Friday after stopping a burglary suspect in Gladwyne.
February 5, 2007
ROBERT Maranto's op-ed about Sen. John Kerry is asinine, and the quotation he attributed to Sen. Robert Byrd is completely false. To think that Mr. Maranto is shaping the minds of young people gives one considerable pause. Sen. Kerry has dedicated his life to public service. He served in the military. He saved the lives of fellow soldiers. And, for many years, he has represented the people of Massachusetts in the Senate, where his ideas and knowledge have helped to make this nation a better place for all Americans.
October 6, 2004 |
Larry Bowa said the Phillies deceived him. Bowa, fired Saturday after nearly four seasons as Phillies manager, said in an interview with WCAU-TV (Channel 10) yesterday that he believes the Phillies had made up their minds to fire him before the season started, if they failed to make the postseason. "No matter who was available, who was unavailable, who had good years, who had bad years, I think they made a decision that if they don't get to the playoffs, they are going to make a change," Bowa said.
June 20, 2007
I'M WRITING to commend Christine Flowers on her excellent op-ed commentary on the ruthless and horrid Jeffrey Marsalis. Ms. Flowers speaks clearly on one of two urgent issues that I address with my social-work clients and students repeatedly: Going to the home or hotel room of a man you have just met for a drink and promised "conversation" is both dangerous and stupid. The second issue is: Sexual intimacy other than intercourse is still sex. It too offers health risks. As for the awful Marsalis, may he rot in jail for a very long time.
March 8, 2000 |
We kiss in the kitchen at 6:30 p.m., take off our coats and begin to debrief about the day. Ever attentive, Ed asks how my mammogram went. How considerate of him to remember. How foolish of him to ask. You can't tell someone how astonishing it is to snorkel under the Caribbean and meet parrot fish - you have to fly her to St. John, lend her a mask and show her where the painted fish with crimson lips and Maybelline-blue eyes hide under coral. You can't tell someone how delicious guacamole is - you have to ripen an avocado, smoosh it with a fork, add garlic and scoop it up with a crisp baby carrot.
February 6, 1996 |
CO-ED CALL GIRL. 9 TONIGHT ON CHANNEL 3. CBS' telemovie "Co-Ed Call Girl" is the sort of thing that gives TV titillation a bad name. The movie, "suggested by actual incidents," stars Tori Spelling as a repressed and self-conscious college student who gains confidence, and a glamorous new wardrobe, by accepting a job at an escort service - only to have the job turn sour, and her life and freedom become threatened, as things get less attractive and...
March 9, 2009
I WANT to express my sincere gratitude to Christine Flowers for the things she wrote in her op-ed on Police Commissioner Ramsey concerning the state of the city. I'm a recently retired police officer who served for 31 years, and I can't remember a lawyer who had the courage to publicly express their opinions truthfully the way you did. I wish I'd met you during my career because it most certainly would have changed my opinion of lawyers. It's truly refreshing to see there are people in the judicial system who aren't the typical liberal I encountered throughout my years on the force.