October 14, 1990 |
At the end of World War II, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was invited by the grateful British to speak at London's historic Guildhall. To an audience that included King George VI and Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Eisenhower stated, "No man alone could have brought about (Germany's defeat). Had I possessed the military skill of a Marlborough, the wisdom of Solomon, the understanding of Lincoln, I still would have been helpless without the loyalty, vision and generosity of thousands upon thousands of British and Americans.
December 6, 1996 |
Alonzo Lewis woke up late and walked his dog and watched television and took trips into Center City just to pass the time. Lewis still coached basketball at Chester High during the 1994-95 season, but that took only a few hours out of his day. He had retired from teaching two years earlier and was smelling the roses for the first time in his adult life. Then he got the call. Would he coach basketball at Cheyney University? "Most people I talked to said don't take it," Lewis said.
August 5, 2001 |
Nancy Glass is a gas. The popular local television and radio personality, who hosted the KYW-TV (Channel 3) Evening Magazine from 1983 to '89 and the WYXR-FM (104.5) morning radio show from 1998 to '99, now works mostly behind the camera. Glass, who also made a name for herself on the nationally syndicated Inside Edition (1990-93) and American Journal (1993-97), co-owns a company that produces programs for such cable channels as Discovery Daytime, Animal Planet, and Home & Garden Television.
July 16, 2008 |
HOLLYWOOD'S a place where the overconfident survive. If you're simply confident, that'll be you parking my car. And maybe even overconfidence doesn't quite cut it anymore - super-hyper-ultra-confidence is what's required just to get work, let alone fame. But in a town where a whole lot of people are full of themselves, Miley Cyrus 's ego-gauge needle seems to be firmly stuck on F. Granted, it wouldn't be normal if she didn't get a bit of a swelled head, what with all the attention and money that "Hannah Montana" has brought to her at such a young age. But, based on some comments she has made to TV Guide , this girl needs a whiplash collar just to keep her oversized head supported.
November 7, 1997 |
Popular theory: Evander Holyfield has Mike Tyson's number. Holyfield beat Tyson twice, would have beaten him had their fight in 1991 gone off as scheduled, will beat him a third time if and when Tyson's boxing license is reinstated. Not-so-popular theory: Michael Moorer has Holyfield's number. His southpaw style flummoxed Holyfield in their 1994 title bout, which Moorer won on a majority decision, and it likely will flummox him again in tomorrow night's unification rematch in the Thomas & Mack Center.
November 2, 1995 |
The revised hardline according to Terence Trent D'Arby: "I'm starting to see the world less as I am, and more as the world is. " Whoa. Is this the same incredibly self-obsessed singer-songwriter who was going to restore soul to black music? The brash young hope who compared his debut, Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby, favorably to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper? Hyped as the next Prince, D'Arby appeared like a comet in 1987, brandishing rock-guitar power and a charming, vulnerable, sweet-soul voice.
May 3, 2012 |
Brace yourself. OK, now unbrace yourself. Unnamed Source, who gets around, tells Us Weekly that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, who revealed their romancelet only a scant month ago, are getting "serious. " Ego plus ego equals eek! They're talking "getting rings," it says here. (What, we're on a merry-go-round now?) This is not really a story, not a sniff of evidence there's anything at all here, but the faux(?) couple(?) are said to be "talking marriage. " Dizzying, ain't it? A romance that may not be, escalating to an engagement that might be, for a wedding that shouldn't be. Whatever the heck is going on, if KK really wants to become Mrs. KW, first she needs to get her gorgeous, talent-free self divorced from basketballer Kim Humphreys.
November 30, 1992 |
Even his fiercest enemies, even the most hard-hearted critics of his policies, had to feel some small measure of sympathy as he stood before his friends and supporters on election night and made the most difficult speech of his life. "The people have spoken," George Bush announced, the pain contorting his forced smile. After three decades of government service, after four years as the nation's CEO, the voters of America had, in effect, fired him. For Bush, it was the worst moment of a bad week of a bad month of a bad year.
May 4, 1987 |
So you say you're the type of person who likes some of the more offbeat things life has to offer. The latest Hollywood movies bore you to tears. When friends said go see "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," you took the day off and caught a double feature of "Dead End Drive-In" and "Hollywood Vice Squad. " In music, your taste has been termed eclectic just because you bought Paul Simon's "Graceland" and the new Crumbsuckers album on the same day. When everyone else on the bus is reading the latest issue of Cosmo and Newsweek, you bury your head in Sand, the magazine about the world's hottest beaches.
February 11, 1995
CLINTON AN INSULT TO GIS Fifty years ago, during the Battle of the Bulge, had anyone told me or my buddies that one day, a draft-dodging, pot-smoking, adulterous ex-hippie who organized and led protest marches against the U.S. military while in Russia, would be commander-in-chief of the very same military he despised, he would have been put in a straitjacket. This occupant of the coveted Oval Office is an insult to every boy who lies beneath crosses and Stars of David in the European, Korea, Vietnam and Pacific theaters of operations!