April 19, 2011 |
The wheel was already in place. Ernie Kovacs invented the engine and the transmission and the windshield wipers and that little Hawaiian hula dancer that sticks to the dashboard and jumps around whenever the car turns or hits a bump. Commercial TV had been kicking around for about five years when Kovacs came along and laid the foundation for just about every comedy-show host and TV sketch style that would follow. Without Kovacs, it's difficult to imagine Monty Python or Saturday Night Live, Johnny Carson or David Letterman.
April 11, 1993 |
The Bensalem police are trying to raise $20,000 to buy new bullet-proof vests. They will sponsor a fashion show April 25 at Fisher's Tudor House restaurant on Street Road. Posing with one of the old vests that need to be replaced are the show's chairs, John Bolaris of WCAU-TV (left), Officer William Fox (second from right), and Tina and John Scanny, owners of Giovanni's Creative Hair beauty salon. The fashion show is sold out, but raffle tickets are being sold for chances to win a television.
August 4, 1991 |
In full battle dress and with muskets at the ready, Civil War re-enactors gathered last weekend at the Colonial Plantation at Ridley Creek State Park for a weekend of twice-a-day battles, a parade and a fashion show. Participants came from as far as New York and Virginia.