February 9, 1992 |
Though many claims have been made for medications and cat foods that reduce the incidence of, or prevent, feline urologic syndrome (FUS), none of these drugs or foods has proved successful in a large clinical trial, according to Kenneth Bovee, professor of medicine and a specialist in kidney diseases at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. "This disease is still a complete enigma," Bovee said of FUS, which includes a number of disorders that result in frequent urination, straining to urinate or a complete blockage of the urinary tract.
July 19, 2006
TRADE ALLEN Iverson? Sure - and while you're at it, mock Michelangelo, damn Da Vinci, punish Patton, spurn Spartacus and assassinate Alexander the Great. It's known as genius genocide, and it's as old as history itself. Allen Iverson is an immature child, who would rather be hailed as the "jitter bug" king of the hip-hop nation than as the greatest "small man" to ever play any sport, anytime, anywhere. But despite his own ludicrous priorities, he is a unique, rare, genius-gem: A class "A" enigma!
September 18, 2010 |
New Flyers forward Nikolai Zherdev was an enigma during previous NHL stops with the Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers. Zherdev was drafted fourth overall by the Blue Jackets in 2003. Last season, he played in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League after the Rangers let him go following a $4 million salary award in arbitration. Apparently, the native of Ukraine, who most recently played for the Atlant-Moscow Mystishchi, is still a mystery. At least, he was Thursday at Flyer Skate Zone, one day before the team officially opened training camp.
April 29, 1989 |
In her autobiography, "Marlene," Marlene Dietrich writes with that Teutonic detachment that can, at times, imbue her screen presence with an almost comic element. First she becomes a star, almost against her will. Why do people go on so about her legs? Then, all that money. What does she need it for? And the jealousy. All the time, everyone is jealous, causing her no end of problems. Jacques Feyder, the French director, was so maddened by the green-eyed monster that just before she was to be filmed naked in a bathtub, he broke down and begged her forgiveness.
December 20, 2013 |
Often heard though seldom seen, Wolfgang Rihm is considered Germany's greatest contemporary composer. But he lives such a circumscribed existence he's in danger of becoming an enigma. By no means is he a J.D. Salinger-level enigma, but you won't find him coaching the world's great orchestras in the best way to play his complex works - though often they'd welcome the advice. And don't bother asking him to come to the United States for the high-profile performance of Astralis - written in 2001 and one of his most circulated works - on Friday by the Crossing choir at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill, which will be repeated Sunday at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Getting him to leave his hometown of Karlsruhe takes some persuading; there and in his tiny Berlin apartment, he writes one uncompromising work after another for the likes of violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and conductor Riccardo Chailly.
November 7, 1996 |
One game after a dominating win in the PIAA Class AAA District 1 title game, the Strath Haven Panthers returned to being an enigma Tuesday night in beating Boyertown, 1-0, in the first round of the state tournament. The Panthers (22-1-1) were never threatened by the Bears (19-6-3). But then again, this smallish Boyertown team isn't exactly an offensive powerhouse, having scored just 35 goals on the season. Andre Spangler, who set a single-season scoring mark at Strath Haven, has 27 goals on his own this fall.
January 3, 1991 |
In the basement offices of Ruffhouse Records and Studio 4 Recording, the reckless music of the streets meets the cautious logic of the corporate machine. The sounds of this tumultuous intersection are everywhere: While talking about Ruffhouse, the label that's just entered a distribution deal with Columbia Records, Chris Schwartz deflects the phone calls of pushy managers looking for a break. "We get the strangest calls," he says, holding his hand over the mouthpiece. "It's not unusual for acts to leave a whole 20-minute demo tape on the answering machine.
June 7, 2002 |
Enigma, an open-air romantic thriller, is in part set in the stuffy warrens where Brits decipher Nazi codes. It arrives with an impeccable pedigree, mongrel pep, and almost indecipherable plot complications. Jeremy Northam furnishes the breeding, tailoring, and supercilious smirk as the spycatcher Wigram, who has reasons to believe there is a traitor at Bletchley Park, the fabled British estate where coded radio communications were intercepted and translated. Dougray Scott, mangy and rumpled, is Jericho, the egghead who cracks codes and then, when a ravishing blonde scrambles his heart, cracks up. The title refers both to the code and to the cryptic Claire (Saffron Burrows)
October 25, 2002 |
In All the Queen's Men, a putative World War II comedy, Friends doofus Matt LeBlanc stars as an ace American Army spy who leads a crackerjack team of English cross-dressers behind enemy lines. Their objective: the Nazi code boxes known as the Enigma. What's really an enigma, however, is how this flatfooted farce ever got the go-ahead in the first place. Call it Some Like It Not So Hot: LeBlanc and his "poof platoon" - Eddie Izzard as a transvestite cabaret crooner, David Birkin as as an effeminate codebreaker, and James Cosmo as an aging macho non-com - don brassieres, girdles and all the rest to infiltrate a Nazi plant where the cipher machines are made.
December 11, 2006 |
Ash is back! Thanks to Dynamite Entertainment's "Army of Darkness" series, we are now treated to new adventures starring everyone's favorite handsome, shotgun-toting, chainsaw-wielding department-store clerk - from S-Mart's housewares division - that are worthy of the big screen. Recently awarded Spike TV's Scream Award for Best Screen-to-Comic Adaptation, "Army of Darkness" is another impressive title in Dynamite's stable. The series has so far balanced the action, horror and comedy elements that made the film series popular.