October 11, 2001 |
In contrast to the bye weeks of happier NFL seasons, very few Eagles will use their time away from football the next few days to travel far from Philadelphia, go Christmas shopping, or involve themselves in anything terribly exciting. And that's just the way they want it. Almost to a man, the Eagles said Relaxation 101 would be the course they intended to take up between the start of the intermission on their schedule yesterday and their return to practice Monday afternoon.
May 19, 1998 |
Sweeps month has seen much hair-pulling and teeth-gnashing over the demise of Seinfeld and loads of acrimony and name-calling around the cancellation of Ellen. But it is now time to praise less famous stars. Where are the paeans to Step By Step? Who among us wails for the final end of the final incarnation of The Naked Truth? Why is Diane Sawyer not interviewing Queen Latifah about the death of Living Single? And wherefore will your suspenders go, Steve Urkel, now that Family Matters no longer matters?
October 24, 1997 |
George Clooney stares at the asphalt, rhythmically bouncing a basketball and contemplating his next move. It's a balmy afternoon outside the "ER" soundstage on the Warner Bros. lot, and Clooney is passing time with a pickup game of H-O-R-S-E. A serious pickup game of H-O-R-S-E. So serious that Clooney, who injured himself playing basketball here last year, has taken care to wear special ankle supports. Suddenly, Clooney begins a furious drive, dribbling and turning and jumping on the bumper of a van parked nearby.
November 15, 2014 |
Step into bear country as the production of The Berenstain Bears Live in Family Matters, the Musical comes to Temple Performing Arts Center on Saturday, combining books from the popular book series. See the world according to Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister Bear and learn how the furry family members tackle problems. Papa Bear can't stop eating junk food; Brother's grades are tumbling. Sister Bear still has a thing or two to learn about making new buddies. The musical is an adaptation of three books: The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food , The Berenstain Bears' Trouble at School , and The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers.
April 22, 2012
Authorities are staging four "Safe Surrender" days in South Jersey, giving nonviolent offenders with arrest warrants the opportunity to have their cases resolved quickly, often without jail time. State authorities say more than 400 people turned themselves in Saturday, the first day of the program at Grace Assembly of God Church in Atlantic City. After a break Sunday, the program will resume Monday and continue through Wednesday. The program is being staged from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, with cases being adjudicated at temporary courtrooms a few blocks away.
March 15, 1990 |
"Family Matters" (Friday nights at 8:30 on Channel 6) probably will never be nominated for an Emmy. It will rarely introduce a thought-provoking storyline. Once in a while, the show will get a good review. But while most of the new network shows that premiered last fall have faded or died, "Family Matters" has been thriving, luring lots of people to TV sets each Friday night with its sometimes insipid storylines and overbearing sweetness. "Family Matters," a story about the Winslows, a black Chicago family, has won its Friday time slot 17 times in 20 tries, regularly beating out weak competition - the second halves of NBC's "Baywatch" and the latest CBS offering, "The Bradys.
September 9, 1997 |
After his mother died Aug. 31, the Eagles gave defensive tackle Jimmie Jones the option to stay in Lake Okeechobee, Fla., and attend to family matters instead of playing Sunday against the Packers. Jones's mother, they knew, was his best friend. Jones went home last Monday. He's the leader in his family, and the responsibility for funeral arrangements fell to him. Pressure and grief mounted during the week, leading him to hop in a car and drive away, seeking relief. It came, he said, in the form of his mother speaking to him. Thirty miles out he turned around and went home.
June 23, 1991 |
On the outside, our family life looks perfect. My husband and I both have good careers, our children do well in school, and we're active in our community. But something is lacking. We're so busy, I hardly remember why I married my husband. Is it possible to rekindle our feelings for one another without drastically scaling back our activities? Sometimes the "we" of us gets lost in the "me" of career, or the all- inclusive "us" of family. Often, working parents become so caught up in jobs, food shopping, car pooling, doing laundry, or buying last-minute birthday gifts for 6-year-olds that marital relationships dwindle into a series of chores and errands.
September 22, 1989 |
Capping a week full of new fall programming, no fewer than four new shows premiere this evening: Snoops (Channel 10, 8 p.m.); Baywatch (Channel 3, 8 p.m.); Family Matters (Channel 6, 8:30 p.m.); and Free Spirit (Channel 6, 9:30 p.m.). Is it hot in here? Are you tired? I'm awfully tired. Of this new quartet, Snoops is easily the most watchable. It stars Tim Reid and Daphne Maxwell Reid as stylish amateur crime-solvers, a Nick and Nora Charles for the '90s. The striking thing about tonight's debut episode is that the Reids almost pull it off - their charm is so beguiling that they almost triumph over a script that does their acting no justice.
December 11, 1996
Most everybody has one - a family, that is. And that may help explain the world's fascination with the fossil-hunting work of the British paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey, who died Monday at 83. We may not phone home often, but few of us can resist the thought of walking alongside the oldest known family - as, in effect, Mary Leakey did. It was on an East African plain in 1978 that she uncovered the footprints, 3.7 million years old. Not...