September 3, 1991 |
There is a reason why the American response to the Russian revolution of 1991 has been passive and somewhat confused. It is not just that in the middle of a revolution it is hard to predict the future. It is always hard to predict the future, and yet policy gets made anyway. The deeper reason for American, indeed Western, confusion is that three monumental world-historical events have occurred simultaneously and are not easily sorted out. First is the final collapse of communism.
June 26, 1989 |
Some of Philly's top rockers are rallying at the Trocadero tonight in a pair of benefit concerts for the seriously injured Heavens Edge bass player George Guidotti. Britny Fox, Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers, Heavens Edge, John Kuzma, John Eddie, Richard Bush, Bricklin, Flamin' Harry, Robert Hazard, Michael LeCompt and Dynagroove will be rocking the joint. There's a 6 p.m. show open to all ages, and a 10 p.m. show for the over-21 crowd. If both shows sell out at $10 a ticket, the concerts will raise about $25,000 for Guidotti's medical bills.
October 17, 1989 |
The Soviet empire is collapsing in the most paradoxical way: The inner empire is rapidly falling apart, while the external empire is managing to hold together. That's not the way things are supposed to happen. That certainly is not the way it had been predicted, say, a year ago when it seemed that the Soviets were being pushed out of their newer colonies of Afghanistan, Cambodia, Angola and Ethiopia. The collapse of the East European inner empire is proceeding at an astonishing pace.
December 2, 1995 |
"In the choice between peace and war, America must choose peace. " So America will send 20,000 troops to Bosnia. I wonder how many would be sent if America had chosen war. President Clinton's explanation of his decision reminded me of the amused but haunting observation a British-born friend of mine made recently: that "the United States is an empire - and the American people don't even realize it. " Though the U.S. government possesses the...
November 15, 1992 |
If one measure of a man is his goals, then consider the ambition of Eagles all-pro defensive end Reggie White. As for football, he wants to win a championship, something he's never done, and he wants to be recognized as the best defensive end to ever play the game after its all over. Some would say he's already done that - "No, no, I've still got years to go," insists the 31-year-old athlete. But, beyond that, what about his goals as a man? "I want to be able to use my finances to build an empire," he says.
January 28, 1992 |
Having said his considerable piece on The Civil War, Ken Burns has turned his attention to the early days of radio. The result, though not as sweeping or as riveting as his earlier documentary, is nonetheless two hours of fascinating television. Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio (9 p.m. tomorrow on Channels 12 and 39, 9 p.m. Thursday on Channels 23 and 52) chronicles the life and times of three remarkable Americans, all largely forgotten - the men responsible for the birth of radio.
June 20, 1994 |
First, they scuffled - literally - inside a federal building. Now, the DeMarcos are slugging it out in the courts. Again. This time, the stakes are much higher: the future of their multimillion- dollar cranberry empire in Burlington and Atlantic Counties. And it's a fight that promises to get a lot nastier before it's settled - if it ever is. "This is so disheartening," said Lucy DeMarco, a principal in the long- running family feud that also involves husband Mark and Mark's brother, Garfield.
December 10, 1992 |
At the controls of a miniature rail empire, Lee Kendter looks out over the trackage of the HO scale Penn Falls Railroad at the Chelten Hills Model Railroad Club in Elkins Park, which held an open house Sunday.
September 21, 1989 |
Nestled among heavy woodlands on a hillside overlooking Scranton lies what may be the final resting place for North Penn area trash. The Empire Sanitary Landfill, which sprawls over 600 acres, has been selected by the North Penn Area Regional Waste Management Commission as the site to send the region's non-recyclable residential trash. The commission has recommended a 15-year contract with Empire as part of North Penn's solid waste managment plan. That plan must be submitted to the state Department of Environmental Resources by Tuesday.
July 14, 2015 |
GEORGE Bernard Shaw once wrote, in "Pygmalion": "What you are to do without me I cannot imagine. " I think I speak for Jenice Armstrong and myself when I say that that's about how we feel right now. Next month's annual Daily News ' Candidates' Comedy Night will be Stu Bykofsky 's last. That's right, folks. The dog man living in a cat's world is hanging up his hat as host of the much-beloved night of comedy featuring jokes told by those seeking public office in November - and (we hope)