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.
March 16, 2013 |
Elvis Dumervil found himself out of a job and the Broncos were without their best defensive end Friday afternoon after they reached an agreement on a new contract but saw it all come undone when tardy faxing of the paperwork forced Denver to release him. Dumervil is now a free agent, and the Broncos now can start looking at other DEs, including Dwight Freeney, in what is shaping up as a buyer's market for pass rushers. Kolb discarded The Arizona Cardinals have released ex-Eagle Kevin Kolb, ending the quarterback's two injury-filled seasons with the team.
November 5, 2012
New Jerseyans displaced by Hurricane Sandy can vote by e-mail or fax. Displaced voters should submit a mail-in ballot application - by e-mail or fax - to their county clerks. The clerks will electronically send back a ballot by fax or e-mail, according to the voter's preference. Voters must return the electronic ballot - again by fax or e-mail – no later than 8 p.m. Tuesday. Voters can download a ballot application for their counties at http://nj.gov/state/elections/voting-information-vote-by-mail.html . A list of county clerk websites, phone numbers and fax numbers is at http://nj.gov/state/elections/voting-information-local-officials.html . Displaced voters also can vote by provisional ballot at a polling place in a county other than their county of registration.
November 5, 2012
New Jerseyans displaced by Hurricane Sandy can vote by e-mail or fax. Displaced voters should submit a mail-in ballot application - by e-mail or fax - to their county clerks. The clerks will electronically send back a ballot by fax or e-mail, according to the voter's preference. Voters must return the electronic ballot - again by fax or e-mail – no later than 8 p.m. Tuesday. Voters can download a ballot application for their counties at http://nj.gov/state/elections/ voting-information-vote-by-mail.html.
April 2, 2011
MADRID - Spanish police say they have arrested a man who twice escaped from custody by having his wife send fake faxes ordering his release. Jose Carlos Serna, 57, was arrested yesterday at his home in a suburb north of Madrid after being found hiding in a hollowed-out sofa, police said. In December, he was in a cell at a courthouse awaiting trial when officers got a fax purportedly from a regional court. It was followed by a phone call purportedly from a court official, corroborating the release order.
March 8, 2011 |
A would-be novelist yearned for an electric typewriter like the one Angela Lansbury used in Murder, She Wrote . A 90-year-old Lambertville lady needed a ribbon for her beloved manual - and someone to change it, too. And a Hollywood set decorator sought an office full of sleek late '60s IBM Selectric 1 machines for a Manhattan movie shoot. "We had 'em," says Rick Dutczak (pronounced dew-chack ), the 51-year-old proprietor of Karl Business Machines in Hamilton Township, Mercer County.
February 4, 2011
WE NEED TO educate the parents, athletes and athletic departments of the Southeastern Conference on the proper use and etiquette for social networks. Wednesday night, unhappy after a loss to Alabama, Mississippi State's Ravern Johnson posted on Twitter: "Starting to see why people Transfer you can play the minutes but not getting your talents shown because u watching someone else wit the ball the whole game," according to the Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Miss. Johnson, who averages 17.7 points a game, had just 10 points vs. 'Bama.
December 10, 2010
PHILLYCLOUT doesn't usually issue orders but today we make an exception: Al Schmidt should go buy some lottery tickets while his lucky streak lasts. Schmidt, the Republican candidate for city controller last year and recently a senior adviser to the state GOP, spent weeks using public-records requests to collect faxes that he says demonstrate a "culture of corruption" in Philadelphia politics. He distributed the documents yesterday as he announced his candidacy in the May primary election for the Philadelphia City Commission.
September 26, 2010
Did a travel experience move you, change you, give you a new take on life or just great memories? Tell us how, in 500 words or fewer. And send us a photo, with caption information. Include a daytime phone number. If we publish your piece, we'll pay you $25. ( Response volume prohibits our returning or acknowledging your manuscripts or photos. ) By e-mail, to: inquirer. email@example.com . Please put "Personal Journey" in the subject line. By fax, to 215-854-4795.
April 5, 2010 |
Oh, sure, you've posted all your deductions for the year. You used the latest tax software. You filed your local, state, and federal returns. You consulted C.P.A.s, M.B.A.s, Ph.D.s, and LMNOPs to make sure you took advantage of every line of the 1040, Schedules A through Z, and AA through ZZ. Gave to charities. Gave to friends and relatives up to the taxable limit. Figured out the alternative minimum tax and the alternative maximum tax to boot. You hit the send button with the expectation of an instantaneous refund.